Are We Okay?
Weekly conversations about creativity, positivity, and purposeful living. Hosted by Chris Lambert.
info_outline 156 - Goodbye Forever (with Alli Wallace and Weston Scott) 07/09/2019
156 - Goodbye Forever (with Alli Wallace and Weston Scott) In celebration of THREE full years of the Are We Okay? Podcast, Alli Wallace and Weston Scott drop by the podcast again to talk about how hot it is outside, writing a fantasy novel, dating a murderer, passing up the love of your life to stay with a dolphin, people we've seen naked, a failed bird rescue, avoiding A Silent Explosion, why people stopped going to shows, my sidekick in an action movie, Weston the skeptical ghost hunter, quitting hair gel, the Legend of Big Sandwich, objective facts, cool old guys, Regis on Broadway, what fire is, why Weston got a cell phone, Kai W. Coleman, why everyone needs a Dale, how our dear friend Adam was conceived, Flik's Law, the ultimate goal of Are We Okay?, perpetual impending doom, and what we're going to do next. Then we play 'Two Truths and a Lie', 'Engage In Sexual Intercourse, Form a Domestic Partnership, or Break the Fifth Commandment?', and 'One Word At A Time', before saying goodbye forever.
info_outline 154 - I've Touched Every Pea (with Hap-Pea and Pea-Wee Andersen) 06/25/2019
154 - I've Touched Every Pea (with Hap-Pea and Pea-Wee Andersen) Chefs Hap-Pea and Pea-Wee Andersen drop by the podcast to talk about honeymooning in France, Craig Janderffelt's list, a Danish cheese festival, the Wee-Wee-nerschnitzel, opening a restaurant together, sleeping in a movie theater, pea splitting accidents, how well they know each other, ham hocks and scalloped potatoes, their morning routine, the aftermath of daily concussions, the members of their staff, and the four things they do every day.
info_outline 153 - Chill Out (with Erica Hamilton Kwid) 06/18/2019
153 - Chill Out (with Erica Hamilton Kwid) Blackwater creative director Erica Hamilton Kwid swings by the podcast to talk about forgetting her age, her baby's hobbies, BMX life, a picture-perfect childhood, Central Coast cults, post office tarot readings, Nipomo Mesa murders, working for her mom, what art school did to her art, the real beginning of adulthood, rolling a 50-sided die, taking over the family business, getting amped about stocking apparel, growing up Catholic, renouncing Paganism, seeing God on tv, hypnic jerks, and crying at the Golden Buzzer. Find her online at:
info_outline 152 - Is Thanos Really Bad? (with Malik Miko Thorne) 06/11/2019
152 - Is Thanos Really Bad? (with Malik Miko Thorne) Shop owner and DJ Malik Miko Thorne stops by the podcast to talk about being an introvert, still discovering music, record store conversations, curating mixtapes, discovering the wedding industry, growing up in Georgia, opening his own retail shop, coming up with ideas while cleaning his house, short-term optimism and long-term cynicism, going to Sunday school, crying at weddings, and his dream about getting hit by a car. Follow him on Instagram: @asatelliteoflove Or: @djmalikmiko
info_outline 151 - I'm Not Broken (with Ron Vilarino) 06/04/2019
151 - I'm Not Broken (with Ron Vilarino) Father Ron Vilarino drops by the podcast to talk about getting to know his daughter, Marynn, from the photos she left behind, their bookended relationship, who colored the moon, encouraging her to go back to school, taking her back to Bodie, their last picture together, hearing her whisper, searching for a stream in the Sierras, the day he finally bonded with her cat, why he didn't go to her funeral, drinking and driving, the gift of forgiveness, why he changed his mind about being on this podcast, and what Marynn would want him to do.
info_outline 150 - Here's Your Ticket (with Ramon Campoamor) 05/28/2019
150 - Here's Your Ticket (with Ramon Campoamor) Podcaster and machinist, Ramon Campoamor stops by the podcast to talk about creating a podcast, getting two people in the same room, paid work vs. creative work, the responsibility of a parent, communicating with your partner, how changing a diaper is like being in a war zone, drifting apart, spanking, tummy time, raising a kid with two different ideologies, whether anyone's parents did it "right", nightmares about dogs, holding other people's babies, cataloging your kids on social media, the evolution of cyberbullying, the presidential candidates of the future, and being tired all the time. Find him online at:
info_outline 149 - If I'm Your Black Sheep (with Kaci Mallat) 05/21/2019
149 - If I'm Your Black Sheep (with Kaci Mallat) Wedding coordinator and dance instructor, Kaci Mallat drops by the podcast to talk about seeing hail, accepting that weddings never go right, making a bride happy vs. making mom happy, a good 'please' and 'thank you', growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, teaching kids to dance, getting hangry at a wedding, moving to California without a job, how you're going to remember your life, attending a wedding she didn't plan, her valedictorian speech, the Wisconsin accent, taking the Communion you paid for, predestination, how old you'll be in Heaven, who's going to change your diapers, selling the cows, the pillow she won't get rid of, and her favorite acoustic guitar guy. Find her online at:
info_outline 148 - That Boy Left (with Glen Tufuga) 05/14/2019
148 - That Boy Left (with Glen Tufuga) Barber Glen Tufuga swings by the podcast to talk about crossing paths in our former bands, learning every blink-182 song, music shaming, Glory of the Hour, Walking Plague, From The Top, Ride From A Stranger, band drama, staying straight edge, watching his parents hustle, texting his biological father in prison, 3 Ninjas, buying a pregnancy test on the Fourth of July, teaching his baby sign language, busting out of church, whether he'll fulfill his purpose, being the greatest Mario Kart player of all-time, and dreaming about his childhood dog. Follow him on Instagram:
info_outline 147 - Listen To The Wind (with Michael Sterling) 05/07/2019
147 - Listen To The Wind (with Michael Sterling) Future chiropractor Michael Sterling stops by the podcast to talk about being a weird kid, what my girlfriend was like in elementary school, breaking his knee, how people settle on a career path, the good parts of Bakersfield, mountain biking, social media detox, divorce, modern dating, political division, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, seeing Jesus onstage, and watching The Lion King in theaters.
info_outline 146 - I Saw Your Guts (with Kasandra de la Rosa) 04/30/2019
146 - I Saw Your Guts (with Kasandra de la Rosa) Photographer Kasandra de la Rosa drops by the podcast to talk about how her husband was injured in Afghanistan, working in a specialty group home, watching a homeless guy slit his wrists, loud noises, flying, being murdered by your Uber driver, going on a date with someone you don't know, graduating from high school pregnant, how much math has changed, being a mean drunk, waiting for a kid with colored eyes, No Más Bebés, the nice parts of Bakersfield, nearby towns she's never been to, Word Party, naming kids, getting her tubes tied, giving up scrunchies for Lent, whether God is bilingual, and baby Pickle. Follow her on Instagram:
info_outline 145 - On Solid Ground (with Patrick Patton) 04/23/2019
145 - On Solid Ground (with Patrick Patton) Photographer and musician, Patrick Patton swings by the podcast to talk about binging episodes of this show, why he didn't bring me In-N-Out, dad brain, number bands, trying to make angry punk rock in a perfect household, moving to Los Angeles, becoming a production assistant, Real Love Records, a two-disc soap opera, doing the best you can with what you've got, making music with his wife, playing loud, found time entertainment, receiving a bible for every holiday, why God was the first and best author, and saying goodbye to Mimi. Find him online at:
info_outline 144 - Be True (with Laurie Woodward) 04/16/2019
144 - Be True (with Laurie Woodward) Author Laurie Woodward stops by the podcast to talk about how to say y'all, feeding cows, getting in trouble for daydreaming, writing her first book, reading The Weekend Novelist, developing craft, Shadow Swine, making Gauguin a villain, researching a skate park, Jojo the dolphin, passing the Talking Stick, the prophecy of Artania, calling each other dodoheads, learning to say no, and getting roasted by her kids. Find her online at:
info_outline 143 - Super Pink and Pale and Weird (with Kyrstynne Coleman) 04/09/2019
143 - Super Pink and Pale and Weird (with Kyrstynne Coleman) Working mother Kyrstynne Coleman drops by the podcast to talk about seeing The National perform drunk, hiding her mom's cigarettes, the fear of blushing, a sweaty year in Florida, getting back into painting, her husband's gigantic backpack, how insane our feet are, whether her baby is his great-grandfather reincarnated, wanting to be a soccer mom, a missed miscarriage, the inappropriate doctor who delivered her, mama bear instinct, whether her baby can see spirits, words we hate, why she probably won't live past 61, whether some people are meant to die, forgiving your parents, getting married while pregnant, excerpts from her childhood diary, and being framed for drowning a bird. Follow her on Instagram:
info_outline 142 - Not One Person Is The Same (with Ricardo Cano Hernández) 04/02/2019
142 - Not One Person Is The Same (with Ricardo Cano Hernández) DJ, radio personality and program director, Ricardo Cano Hernández swings by the podcast to talk about why disco didn't die in Europe, how radio works, pre-recording vs. live broadcasting, making music that sounds good, getting robbed at gunpoint in Mexico, a WhatsApp chat with his whole family, when his dad bought him his first mixing board, cassette mixtapes, attending his first Vinyl Night, when his parents approved of his career choice, where hate comes from, how to trick the human brain, and supporting local music. Find him online at:
info_outline 141 - Hungry For Father's Love (with Cameron Ingalls) 03/26/2019
141 - Hungry For Father's Love (with Cameron Ingalls) Photographer and publisher of The Wedding Standard, Cameron Ingalls stops by the podcast to talk about why he turned down my invitation the first time, going out for coffee with young photographers, when God told him to be a wedding photographer, catching a moment, keeping brides calm, taking a personality test, trying not to cough, promoting love, flannel board theology, whispering spy secrets in Muffin's ear, charging what he's worth, and asking people to list his weaknesses. Find him online at: Or: Or:
info_outline 140 - Why Are People The Way They Are? (with Clara Cobb) 03/19/2019
140 - Why Are People The Way They Are? (with Clara Cobb) Psychology student Clara Cobb drops by the podcast to talk about making little sheep out of cotton balls, anxiety, why Fresno gets a bad rap, getting to know strangers, why people are replacing music with podcasts, cults, going on a date with an alleged murderer, Little Words, listening to people's mundane stories, The Moth, Potterless, self-consciousness, how children learn, being semi-homeless, conceiving her child on a Christmas tree lot, moral codes, holding onto some wonder, losing a friend in high school, and being knocked out by a snowboarder. Find her online at:
info_outline 139 - I'm A Wee Man (with Clark O'Shaughnessy) 03/12/2019
139 - I'm A Wee Man (with Clark O'Shaughnessy) Cobbler and EDM DJ, Clark O'Shaughnessy poofs by the podcast to talk about making buckles, stealing songs from Soundcloud, walking Trevor the Pug, watching the Lompoc Restaurant get robbed, being proud of his Irish heritage, the story of St. Patrick, his magic tricks, his celebrity impressions, one hit wonders, the Gift of the Gab, four years of sobriety, why he's on the run, and how his pot of gold sparks joy.
info_outline 138 - Little Tiny Heartbeat (with Celina Castro) 03/05/2019
138 - Little Tiny Heartbeat (with Celina Castro) Celina Castro swings by the podcast to talk about becoming a young mother, single parenting, getting pregnant again, postpartum depression, getting "touched out", crying over laundry, baby wearing, how she's like her daughter, sickness anxiety, a high school lockdown, her brother's overdose, the only time she was drunk, waiting 6 months for cancer results, being angry with God, when her mom moved to Mexico for cancer treatment, Nona's last breath, and the ashes in Lilly's room. Follow her on Instagram: Or:
info_outline 137 - Not Afraid To Fail (with Chelsey Rodgers) 02/26/2019
137 - Not Afraid To Fail (with Chelsey Rodgers) Stylist and Heritage Salon owner, Chelsey Rodgers stops by the podcast to talk about enrolling in beauty school, creating her own space, not feeling right in college, co-parenting, making people happy, becoming a boss, learning to appreciate the Central Coast, salon chair therapy, losing both of her parents, being honest about her emotions, running amok with her sibling gang, and taking her first long trip without her kids. Follow her on Instagram: @salonheritage
info_outline 136 - Placenta Oranges (with Adam Niemann) 02/19/2019
136 - Placenta Oranges (with Adam Niemann) Actor Adam Niemann drops by the podcast to talk about how countries choose their flag colors, writing a musical with Weston Scott, trying out new art forms, Understanding Comics, making a thing vs. talking about making a thing, sharing the stage with Patti LuPone, divas, Robin Williams-level improv, the Six Steps of being an artist, the Trojan Horse of music theory, a hidden message in Jurassic Park, the film school he definitely really went to, celebrity entertainment, fly-on-the-wall documentaries, getting hit by a car while listening to this podcast, Hap-pea and Pea-wee, ping-ponging between the coasts, his Opera-singing pilot father, his casual doula-verse mother, sharing some Flake, finding his tribe, Google Mapping celebrities' houses, the sadness of William Inge, being the orange kid, Weird Al Yankovic, and what a goof means to him. Find him online at:
info_outline 135 - Be Amazing (with Jessica Chavez) 02/12/2019
135 - Be Amazing (with Jessica Chavez) Radio personality and music director, Jessica Chavez swings by the podcast to talk about analyzing radio playlists, why to make an album, who she was in high school, Arrowhead vs. Aquafina, never being good at math, going to Peru on a whim, eating a guinea pig, whether we need a President, Trump's truth, the CEO of the YMCA, political compromise, bugging celebrities, comparing traumas, the people in her nest, being the only friend in her circle without a kid, being 30 and divorced, eating an onion someday, the Twelve Traditions, and why she can't live without Taco Bell. Follow her on Instagram:
info_outline 134 - Hey, I'm 3 Years Old (with Nick Whinnery) 02/05/2019
134 - Hey, I'm 3 Years Old (with Nick Whinnery) Videographer Nick Whinnery stops by the podcast to talk about quitting his job, resurfacing bathtubs with his parents, selling things, being ready for failure, professional fulfillment, the luxury of turning down wack rappers, passing on gym selfies, doing things or not doing things, helping a couple of wack rappers, photoshopping his buddy's face onto a pineapple, downtime anxiety, his selfish reason for being in an old lady's bathroom, getting paid for making people happy, doing free work, why Coca-Cola is successful, astrophotography, what he learned on his only salvia trip, and why YOU are the center of the universe. Follow him on Instagram: Or:
info_outline 133 - Everything I've Ever Been, And More (with Mark Velasquez) 01/29/2019
133 - Everything I've Ever Been, And More (with Mark Velasquez) Artist and photographer, Mark Velasquez drops by the podcast to talk about making people comfortable, being bitter and guarded, losing 250,000 Instagram followers, a nine-and-a-half-hour date, Hot or Not, when to get married, leaving your hometown, trying to find his love of photography again, the best he could do, creative people vs. people who do creative things, his only goal in life, the one thing that's holding you back, trying to draw what his cousin Memo was drawing, being accepted into the only college he applied to, the decreasing value of being right, thinking small, knowing yourself through art, why he stopped recycling, Tumblr's nudity ban, going to hell in a handbasket, Occam's razor, opposable thumbs, being simple to know, rarely making mistakes, when he used to be famous, rediscovering Sara, singing in the halls of his high school, and the history of locations. Find him online at:
info_outline 132 - Regis Philbin, I'm Terrified (with Kyleigh Montgomery) 01/22/2019
132 - Regis Philbin, I'm Terrified (with Kyleigh Montgomery) Kyleigh Montgomery swings by the podcast to talk about the tragedy of Country music, running late for everything, dirty chai, the Keto diet, New Year's resolutions, not knowing what to do with her life, growing up in Tennessee, watching her dad write songs, sucking at something until you get good at it, hating photos of herself, the dog filter, plastic surgery, Dallas' butt, why retirement will kill you, what she would do if she knew she was going to die, requesting songs for her dad to play, engaging with customers for real, giving a lady her blueberry muffin, being pressured to buy art, rewatching Friends, music shaming, relaxing in a horse trough, being in everyone's backyard, telling her mom that they were going to Hell, and cracking her head open on Valentine's Day. Follow her on Instagram:
info_outline 131 - Gizmo On The Street (with Willie Rodriguez) 01/15/2019
131 - Gizmo On The Street (with Willie Rodriguez) Truck driver Willie Rodriguez stops by the podcast to talk about pot roast, growing up without parents, the Rampart district, being split up in foster care, a family custody battle, a roach-infested apartment near the airport, the dope dealer who got his mom pregnant, picking a family for his new sister, the decision to take his mom off life support, joining a street gang, making a big sandwich and exploring America Online, chatting with dwn2drnk, tricking out his low rider with mad bass, picking his wife up for their first date, showing his kids what's waiting for them out on the street, his favorite episode of Joe Rogan's podcast, why he doesn't like feeling, being discriminated against, wearing his last pair of Nikes, and miced garlic.
info_outline 130 - We Live In A Society (with Brad Eachus) 01/08/2019
130 - We Live In A Society (with Brad Eachus) Process Engineer and Project Manager, Brad Eachus drops by the podcast to talk about saving voicemails, the reenactment of a Taylor Swift demo, free writing, brain dumping, wearing a lot of hats, making semiconductors, living in Kentucky for a few months, a Cracker Barrel tour with Opa, bonding with his brothers, finding out what an engineer really does, meeting his wife in an AP class, being in the right place at the right time, interacting with kids, self-employed artist vs. corporate engineer, working in the same building as his wife, gene expression, the potential for regret, working on the biggest fire, and something about broccoli.
info_outline 129 - A Whole 'Nother Human (with Erika De Leija) 01/01/2019
129 - A Whole 'Nother Human (with Erika De Leija) Model Erika De Leija swings by the podcast to talk about a bump in the road near her house, following her doctor's instructions, getting sick on vacation, her dad's solution to package thieves, taking modeling seriously, bringing her boyfriend to photoshoots, buying a car or confessing to a murder, being naked in front of a stranger, setting boundaries, insecure models, hyper-focusing on minor details, always being near a fight, looking like Kobe Bryant from certain angles, making her family uncomfortable, the morality of incest, being comfortable with looking natural, being ugly in beauty school, living a whole year as the wrong age, and trying to catch her one-eyed bird. Follow her on Instagram:
info_outline 128 - Marlboro Lights And A Tab (with Dan Quinajon) 12/25/2018
128 - Marlboro Lights And A Tab (with Dan Quinajon) Photographer and Navy veteran, Dan Quinajon stops by the podcast to talk about hosting a radio show on a ship, working with a local horse whisperer, veteran equine therapy, developing a dust allergy, being his dad's photo assistant, the decisive moment, transitioning from film to digital, the real international language, why we've gotta have Kardashians, the value of a tangible photograph, capturing emotion in a photo, Anton Corbijn, Photoshop vs. autotune, doing horse stuff, taking care of your parents, pouring wine for woo girls, the Grandfather Spirit, the Bushido code, what he hopes he sees when he crosses over, and pooping all over a cop. Follow him on Instagram:
info_outline 127 - Stand Taller (with Jasmine Gonzalez) 12/18/2018
127 - Stand Taller (with Jasmine Gonzalez) Podcaster Jasmine Gonzalez drops by to talk about starting a podcast about murder, everyone else's podcasts, her quarter-life crisis, working in wine, trying to save a bird's life, photographing dead animals, crime scene photos, killing your spouse, guilt and innocence, the power of suggestion, dreaming of McDonald's, ceramics, social anxiety, typing, reading more books, emotional hoarding, controlling the chaos, having young parents, the day we find out about aliens, the beautiful music that plays after we die, and coding our Myspace pages. Subscribe to the podcast: Or follow her on Instagram:
info_outline 126 - Everything To Do With Horses Is Frivolous (with Aidan Candelario) 12/11/2018
126 - Everything To Do With Horses Is Frivolous (with Aidan Candelario) Stand up comic Aidan Candelario swings by the podcast to talk about following a backpack unpacking act, types of comedy, a little bit of silence, doing a stand up set for his family, losing a friend over a terrible set, lying to himself, disappointing sequels, watching The Phantom Menace on acid, professional poets, traveling, working in a riding warehouse, whether women enjoy a horse's muscles, the most delicious animal, what we did to dogs, getting bored of heaven, being amorphous and easygoing, and his dad's favorite Smash Mouth album. Follow him on Instagram: