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Jeremiah Moss talks Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul



jeremiah moss


Today’s guest on the show is Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. We met up in Tompkins Square park to talk about the suburbanization of New York, the importance of policy, monoculture, Jane Jacobs, eminent domain, the impact of the High Line, Coney Island, neoliberalism, poor doors, colonial myopia and hyper-gentrification. I think it is safe to say that you should listen to this episode, twice. Enjoy.

Learn More

  1. Jeremiah Moss Author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul(publisher Harper Collins)
  2. Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul
  3. Paperback coming out on July 24th
  4. Vanishing New York Blog by Jeremiah Moss


Show Notes


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2018 Year End Wrap Up with Juan and Amon



2018 Year End Wrap Up


Damn this year went by quick. Too quick if you ask me but who is asking? Anyways… Juan and I are back with this year’s 2018 Year End Wrap Up. We met back up in Tudor City to reminisce about past episodes, the launch of Sunday Cigar and what we’ve learned along the way. Happy New York good people!

Show Notes

Show notes coming soon…


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‘Rock Rubber 45s’ Q&A with Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love



Bobbito Garcia


Today’s guest on the show is Bobbito Garcia.

What’s up good people this episode is that kicks off to Third Season of the New York Said podcast. We drop a new episode every Tuesday… Lawd so that means this is episode 105. Time is flying and we sincerely appreciate your support on this journey.

Please rate and leave a comment on your podcast app, let us know what you think.


The other day I headed to the Metrograph Theater in the Lower East Side to catch the premiere of Rock Rubber 45s, an autobiographical documentary by Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love. I’m not a film critic but I will say this, I friggin’ love it. I laughed a lot, had a ton of nostalgic moments plus I learn a ton of stuff about Bob that I did now know.

After the film, Bob and I kicked it for a few but he was gracious to give us access to record the Q&A after the movie.

It’s a documentary so I personally don’t think there are any spoilers or spoiler alerts because it’s info that supports the film. To be honest, it a great Q&A but nothing is going to beat actually seeing the film and listening to the music. Theres is a lot of excellent music in the film, that’s no surprise. It’s Bobbito!

Anyway, I’m outta here… enjoy!

Show Notes

  1. Bobbito Garcia
  2. Rock Rubber 45s Documentary
  3. Rock Rubber 45s Playing at Maysles Cinema  Friday, July 6, 2018 7:30 PM  thru Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30 PM
  4. Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit
  5. Metrograph
  6. Rep Reborn, Downtown: The Story Behind NYC’s Metrograph Theater by Vadim Rizov
  7. Jake Perlin, Artistic and Programming Director of Metrograph and noted cinephile
  8. From the Archives: First Person Singular, Autobiography in Film-June 30, 2016 | By David Schwartz
  9. Autobiographical Film
  10. Review: ‘Rock Rubber 45s’ Looks in the Mirror to Tell a Life Story By Glenn Kenny
  11. NYT Critic’s Pick
  12. Kickstarter for Rock Rubber 45s
  13. 7th Boro
  14. Doin’ It In The Park Film
  15. Kevin Couliau, Director & Photographer
  16. Stretch and Bobbito Film
  17. Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives – Trailer YouTube
  18. National Public Radio – NPR
  19. What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito Podcast 2nd season starts on August 15th
  20. Stevie Wonder Episode Mentioned– August 30, 2017
  21. Uncle Drew (2018 Movie) Official Trailer
  22. Charles Stone III, Director
  23. The Roots
  24. Jill ScottAmerican singer-songwriter
  25. Rucker Park
  26. Archival Consultant (an article)
  27. Terabyte
  28. Blessings of the Universe
  29. Netflix
  30. Not getting paid up front.
  31. Cey Adams
  32. Cey Adams- Artist (happens to have been a guest of the New York Said Podcast)…here’s the episode
  33. Janette BeckmanBritish photographer
  34. Charlie Ahearn Director
  35. Charlie Ahearn Biography
  36. Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer trailer
  37. Wild Style Movie
  38. Adobe Premier Pro
  39. Video Post Production Collaboration Software
  40. Max (software)
  41. LaCie: Premium External Hard Drives
  42. Where’d You Get Those? New York City’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 Hardcover – September, 2003 (Bobbito’s Book)
  43. Emir Lewis Editor & producer (vimeo channel)
  44. Sneaker Kingpin Fat Joe & Bobbito Garcia On “Its The shoes”
  45. ’72 Hours’: Brooklyn Teen Caesar Winslow Has a Weekend to Settle His Affairs (Exclusive Video)
  46. Meet the Director: Raafi Rivero
  47. Raafi Rivero Director & Filmmaker
  48. Mariah Rehmet Editor
  49. Saboteur Media
  50. DJ Stretch Armstrong on the 5 ’90s NYC Clubs That Shaped Him By Jake Boyer
  51. DJ Rich Medina
  52. Earl Manigault American basketball player
  53. Ray Garcia
  54. Bill Garcia
  55. The University of Vermont
  56. Harvard University
  57. Francis Eugene Harper aka Hill Harper
  58. Stevie Crashes The Wonder-Full Party & Makes Music With DJ Spinna
  59. Wonder-Full part 1 – Stevie Wonder Party by Spinna & Bobbito
  60. Pharoahe Monch – “Still Standing” feat. Jill Scott Music Video
  61. ROCK RUBBER 45s title track produced by Bobbito García features guest appearances by 10-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri and 3-time Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper, as well as Latin Grammy Award winning violinist Mireya Ramos of the group Flor de Toloache and hip hop legend DJ Rob Swift on scratches.
  62. Earthtones
  63. Rich Medina And Bobbito ‎– The Connection Volume One (Modern Explorations In Afro-Beat And Afro Latin) 2009
  64. r2 Records
  65. Rich Medina & Bobbito, CONNECTED (album preview mix) on Soundcloud
  66. The Maysles Documentary Center
  67. Summer Stage (FREE EVENTS ALL SUMMER)
  68. DJ Cucumber Slice
  69. Claw Money New York-based graffiti writer turned fashion designer
  70. Coney Island High
  71. Pick Up Basketball
  72. Ray Diaz, the founder and director of the Nike Pro City League
  73. VIBE
  74. Be Polite Dancer
  75. Non Profits that you may donate to:
  76. Soles4Souls
  77. Healing Soles, Inc.
  78. Samaritan’s Feet
  79. Hoops for Hope
  80. Hoops Africa
  81. SEEDS
  82. The soundtrack of our lives
  83. I am going to go play ball but I sucked
  84. Not afraid to fail
  85. New Life
  86. Footwork
  87. Nuyorican Poets Cafe
  88. Bobbito Garcia’s Footwork Sneaker Store LES NYC
  89. 3rd Bass
  90. Def Jam
  91. MF Doom
  92. KMD Hip hop trio
  93. Pete Nice
  94. Hard 2 Obtain Long Island hip hop group
  95. Black Bastards Album
  96. Kurious
  97. Operation: Doomsday

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How to Podcast: Getting to Episode 100



Podcasting Class

Amon thought it would be a good idea to create a “How to Podcast” episode as a give back. This episode covers the basics, obstacles and culture of podcasting.

Interested in starting a podcast? This episode is for you.

Subscribe, Rate and leave on Comment on Apple Podcasts here: New York Said

Show Notes

  1. Getting to Episode 100: An Informal Podcasting Class – Show Notes Episode 101 – this time it is Juan and Amon sitting down to discuss all things podcasting.
  2. Take 3
  3. NY Weather
  4. What did it take to get to 100 episodes?
  5. Press play and get some help
  6. Shake Shack
  7. Nino Brown Thanksgiving give-back
  8. What is RSS?
  9. What is a podcast host?
  10. Social Media
  11. Heavy lifting happens in the beginning
  12. I listened to all the podcasts in the top 100 podcasts
  13. Fonts are important
  14. You want to get it right in the first time
  15. Show Notes are really important
  16. Pay attention to the details
  17. It’s a marathon- Juan Quote
  18. Rinse, Wash, & Repeat
  19. Be careful when you start messing with your brand
  20. Cover art can change but remember it is a brand
  21. This American Life New Website and App
  22. Parlez-vous American? (An article on the brand redesign of the This American Life Logo done by Erik Jarlsson)
  23. Blue Note: 75 years of the coolest visuals in jazz | Music | The Guardian
  24. “In advertising people have to understand what you are doing in 15 seconds.” Amon Focus
  25. How Drunk will this get me?
  26. Blue Note: Album Cover Art Paperback Book – October 1, 2002
  27. So You wanna start a podcast…
  28. B & H
  29. First thing I do is I click the worse reviews, first. Amon Focus
  30. Why Do you Want to Do This?
  31. Not a lot of stamina?
  32. You got to do more than ‘good enough’
  33. Episode 1 starts after 5 years unless you are connected to a great network like NPR, Loud Speakers Network, Gimlet Media, Wildfire Radio….or you’ve written a New York Times Best Seller and you are starting from scratch well…
  34. You will develop a workflow and a signature (sound) and that usually happens in 1-2 years
  35. “Presentation is everything.” Juan Quote
  36. You need to know what your show is about and who your audience is
  37. NewYorkSaid’s audience is likes to hear stories about the New Yorkers and their stories
  38. What was in that sandwich Juan?
  39. “Time is the most important commodity you have in your life.” Amon Quote
  40. Serial Podcast
  41. Scarface Film
  42. The Heisman Trophy View
  43. The Butterfly Metaphor For Change
  44. Giants with running head starts
  45. Sundhe Moses Episode 90 (New York Said Episode)
  46. Drink Champs (Podcast)
  47. Combat Jack Show (Podcast)
  48. 2017 Year End Review with Juan Sanchez (New York Said Episode)
  49. $150 a month
  50. If you want to curse then you need to get familiar with the red “E
  51. The Keys and Reeds of Grammy award-winning artist Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee (New York Said Episode)
  52. The Hearst Tower in Manhattan
  53. Bob Mankoff of Esquire share his experiences at The New Yorker and being a Cartoonist (New York Said Episode)
  54. Jay-Z we’d love to interview you
  55. Solocasts (podcasts mentioned in this section about podcast formats)
  56. Creative Pep Talk
    Halftime Talks
    Sleep With Me
  57. Nonfiction Narrative Storytelling
  58. Dirty John
    This American Life
  59. The majority of podcast listeners come from Apple Podcasts
  60. No Chance Music thanks for the illest drop ever J
  61. Beyonce uses what mic?
  62. SHURE SM58
  64. What is gain?
  65. Fathead amplifiers
  66. Zoom H5 Recorder
  67. Panasonic Batteries
  68. LuxPro Batteries
  69. Anker Battery Pack
  70. Jays Headphones
  71. SanDisk 16G Memory Card
  72. Lowepro DSLR Camera Bag
  73. think Tank Camera Bag
  74. Make sure you look like you got your ish together if you are doing mobile recordings.
  75. Adobe Audition – This is what Amon uses for audio editing and is highly recommended
  76. Audacity
  77. ProTools
  78. GarageBand Audio Editing Video
  79. Reaper
  80. Treat your practice guests like you would if you were interviewing Oprah
  81. Record multi tracks
  82. Diego talks Homelessness, K2, Evil Books, Opioids, Crack and Heroin (New York Said Episode)
  83. Keisha “TK” Dutes shares the Secret to Podcasting, Radio and Building an Audience (New York Said Episode)
  84. Make sure you push record.
  85. Cey Adams talks Def Jam, Logos, Album Covers, Giving Back, Paintings and Murals (New York Said Episode)
  86. “I can make someone sound like Martin Luther King, Jr.” Amon Quote
  87. How much you care comes through in the edit.
  88. Like, you know what I mean, gum sounds, long pauses, coughing, etc. – Edit that out!
  89. What is a Wav file and how does it differ from an MP3 file?
  90. What the heck is audio sweetening?
  91. WAV founds are not meant to be streamed.
  92. Exporting in a 192 kbps MP3
  93. You need to know where to get your royalty free music because if it is top 40 you will get flagged.
  94. Radiojungle
  95. Musicbed
  96. Audio teasers are good things when promoting and the audio teasers gives guests insight that it is about to be lit
  97. How I Built This with Guy Raz (Podcast)
  98. Auphonic (good for audio leveling)
  99. Mental Health, Fasting, Philosophy and Spiritual Practice with Conscious
  100. Every guest should have a project file
  101. Getting Guest on the Show – start with your friends and family
  102. Concise cold emails.
  103. Website must look professional.
  104. When you are respected to get the “no”.
  105. Understanding connections when it comes to guests.
  106. Alexandra Estevez on Ink + Character + Survival + Eats & Music
  107. TAKI 183 talks the History of Graffiti Culture, Classic Cars and the Future of Street Art
  108. The spider web
  109. Libsyn is who we use to host our podcasting
  110. Show Notes are very important.
  111. Yoast SEO
  112. It pays to be popular.
  113. The Tim Ferriss Show
  114. Drink Champs The Brilliant Idiots Podcast (Charlamagne)
  115. Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast
  116. Be consistent.
  117. Get provocative and controversial.
  118. Timothy Roquemore (Shoe Collection website)
  119. Ink48
  120. Gorilla Coffee
  121. Relationships matter.
  122. What book is Amon talking about?
  123. Word of Mouth matters
  124. WordPress
  125. Dropbox
  126. Just don’t look at stats in the beginning
  127. 10 is the magic number
  128. Juan is a good guy!
  129. A Conversation about Podcasts, Books and Music (Juan and Amon Kicking It)
  130. Cigars, Jumping Ramps, TAKI 183 with Juan Sanchez Juan’s First New York Said Podcast Episode
  131. There are many New York Said episodes mentioned in this show visit for episodes mentioned.
  132. 1400 pixels by 1400 pixels  or 3000 pixels or 3000 pixels– Cover Art
  133. This is the giving episode

12 Basic Steps to Publishing your First Podcast Episode

  • Get some Microphones and an Audio Recorder
  • Figure out what You want to Talk About
  • Find a Podcast Host
  • Make the cover art for your show
  • Record an Episode
  • Edit the Episode
  • Upload the edited episode to the Podcast Host
  • Submit your RSS Feed (Real Simple Syndications) to Apple Podcasts
  • Create the Show Notes for the Episode
  • Publish it
  • Share it
  • Rinse, Wash, Repeat

Stuff to Think About Before You Start

  • This is not to discourage but there is nothing easy about podcasting.
  • Even the most basic of podcast take a lot of work especially if you don’t have a team to assist.
  • Why do you want to do this? Do you really want to do this?
  • Can you commit to about 2 Years? Your 1st real day of podcasting starts after 5 years. If you’re really looking for show notoriety.
  • Who is your audience?
  • What is your purpose?
  • What do you want your impact to be?
  • Why should people listen to your show?
  • Are you going solo, co-costed, round table?
  • Do you have time for this?
  • Are you good at problem solving?
  • Business or Pleasure?
  • Where will you record?
  • Do you have the personality for it?
  • Know that you’re competing against big money and big media
  • What will you talk about?
  • How long will each episode be?
  • Will it just be you?
  • Will you being interviewing people?
  • Will you have a co-host or round table style? Frequency: Will it come out, once week, twice a week, daily?
  • Do you have audio recording experience?
  • Do you know how to edit?
  • Will your show be indoors or outdoors?
  • Do you have have a extra $150 (Approx.) a month for hosting & software?
  • Do you know photoshop or graphics software?
  • Can you write?
  • Are you web savvy? Build a site? Customize a site? Update a site?
  • Are you up for being ignored a lot? Are you easily discouraged?
  • Do you have a space to record? Is it quiet?
  • Do you have decent photography skills? IG, Facebook, Twitter, & Facebook?
  • What is your personal life like?
  • Will you cuss?
  • Will this be in person or over Skype?
  • Choose a Category: Arts, Business, Comedy, Education, Games & Hobbies, Health, Music, Society & Culture, Technology

Podcast Formats

  • Podcast Formats Interview shows – Combat Jack, Tim Ferris
  • Conversational show (Round Table) – Joe Budden, NYS Year in Review
  • Educational shows – (Teach you something) How I Built This
  • Solo-casts – (Just you.) Lore, Creative Pep Talk, Half Time Talks, Hardcore History, Sleep With Me
  • Nonfiction Narrative Story-Telling – Serial, The Daily, Dirty John, Crimetown, This American Life


  • Shure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone ($100) – Windscreen ($8)
  • Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Cardioid Studio Microphone ($310) – Windscreen ($13)
  • Sennheiser MKH-416 – Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone ($1,000)
  • Mogami Gold Studio XLR Male to XLR Female Studio Mic Cable – (6′) Feet ($45)
  • TRITON AUDIO FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp ($90)
  • Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System ($270) H6 ($350)
  • Panasonic Eneloop Pro Rechargeable AA Ni-MH Batteries with Charger ($27)
  • Anker PowerCore 10000, External Batteries ($30)
  • Jays a-JAYS One Professional In-Ear Earphones ($42) Tangle Free
  • Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand ($12)
  • Long Arm and a Large spring clamp – Dinkum ($37) – Wimberley ($45)
  • Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW (Black) ($80)
  • Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage Roller Sized Carry-On (Black) ($250)
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card ($11)

Audio Editing Software

  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity (Free)
  • Garageband (Free)
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • Reaper

Recording and Editing Tips

  • Practice with Friends and Family before you start reaching out to notable people
  • Record a track for each person on the show
  • Monitor your Levels (wear headphones)
  • Make Sure You Pushed Record
  • Take mental notes of parts of the interview you like
  • Watch your battery life
  • Be patient with guest
  • Editing takes a long time depending on how you much you care
  • Know how to import, cut, and export the correct file
  • Record WAV but Export MP3

Editing Your Show

  • Create Intro (Music: Audio Jungle, Music Bed)
  • Interruptions or false starts
  • Extra long pauses or filler words
  • Loud background noises
  • Pre-show rambling
  • Edits to your tracks and move the pieces around
  • Create new projects and record audio files
  • Import existing audio files into your project
  • Balancing Audio
  • Plugins or effects to enhance your audio
  • Edit out these common mistakes

Background Noises to be Aware Of

  • Air conditioner
  • Fans
  • Appliances
  • TV
  • Music
  • Washer Machine and Dish Washer
  • Kids
  • Cellphones
  • Pets

Getting Guests on the Show

  • Start with your Friends and Family
  • Email
  • DM
  • FB Messenger
  • Referrals (Ask people you know to make the connection)
  • In Person
  • Attending events (Art Basel, Scope, Films, Guest Lectures)
  • It helps if prospective guests know a few people you’ve had on the show already
  • Write their team or PR person
  • Contact them through their website

Where to Host your Podcast

  • Libsyn
  • Buzzsprout
  • Blubrry
  • Podbean
  • Spreaker
  • Soundcloud
  • Simplecast

Distribute your Podcast Everywhere

  • First on you Podcast Host (Libsyn, Soundcloud, etc.)
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Subscribe to Android
  • iHeart Radio
  • Mixcloud
  • TuneIn
  • Stitcher
  • PodBean
  • PlayerFM
  • Google Play
  • Amazon Alexa Skills
  • New Places that Pop-Up

Marketing & Promoting Show

  • Writing good titles for your show, using good graphics, and understanding the value of networking today.
  • SEO, analytics and marketing
  • Show Notes for SEO, Links, and Sharing
  • WordPress Plugins: SEO
  • Repurpose Episode, IG and Youtube
  • Appear on other podcast
  • Seek interviews
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • Feature Guests With an Audience
  • Email Lists and Newsletter
  • Pay for initial advertising: on Google Adwords, Reddit Ads, Facebook Ads, and Stumbleupon Ads and Spotify
  • Every now and again ask your social media audiences to subscribe in Apple’s Podcasts app
  • Do something big, somewhere else. Write popular book, create a song, viral video… etc. Tim Ferris, Malcom Gladwell, NORE, Charlamagne tha God, Joe Budden all leveraged their audience from other mediums.
  • Be consistent.
  • List your podcast in content discovery apps.
  • Cliffhangers: Shine Episode
  • Invite guest hosts.
  • Do live streams. (QueensFlip)
  • Reward loyal fans with exclusive content.
  • Give things away for free. (Stickers, Prints)
  • Publish a “greatest hits” episode.
  • Get controversial or Provocative
  • Brand Partnerships (Gorilla Coffee, Suffolk Arms, Timothy Roquemore, Ink48 Hotel)
  • Word of Mouth (I tell everyone about my show)

Web Hosting

  • Buy Hosting and Domain (Dreamhost or GoDaddy)
  • WordPress (Theme Forest for Themes)
  • Square Space
  • Wix

Other Podcast Tools

  • Auphonic
  • Levelator (free verson of *Auphonic)
  • DropBox or Google Drive
  • Asana, Slack, Base Camp, Trello (Project Management)
  • Mail Chimp


  • Don’t Look at the Stat in the Beginning
  • When you launch, have 10 completed episodes. 4 to publish and 6 in the reserve
  • Always have a reserve of shows, as many as earthly possible. even if you just record them and edit them latter
  • Be Consistent, Oh my God Be Consistent (The goal is to become a ritual to your audience, like every Tuesday I listen to NYS)
  • Try to record as many episodes as possible because LIFE
  • Don’t Take it Personal
  • Talk to your audience
  • Set It and Forget
  • Be yourself
  • Stay focused, you will want to quit at some point DON’T GIVE UP
  • Be early
  • Eat
  • Hygiene (Nose Hairs, Clothing, Breath)
  • Don’t Stop Experimenting: Record outside, the homeless, sounds of New York, switch up your recording style
  • Rest
  • Be present
  • Do your research
  • Test Your Gear and Review Packed Bag
  • Easy on the Drinking
  • Water
  • Be Flexible (Problem Solving)
  • Be Patient (Guests)
  • Reach Out to Anyone Mentioned in Your Show
  • Follow-up
  • Your Cover Art should be 1,400 × 1,400 pixels (maximum 3,000 × 3,000)
  • Have a press kit.
  • Have a decent summary for your podcast.
  • Listen to other podcasts.
  • Be Patient with getting Guest

Podcast Shows to Study

  • New York Said
  • TK in The AM
  • The Combat Jack Show
  • Tim Ferris
  • Drink Champs – NORE
  • This American Life
  • Serial
  • The Read – Kid Fury and Crissle
  • Design Matters with Debbie Millman
  • Joe Rogan Experience
  • Lore
  • Malcolm Gladwell – Revisionist History
  • Ear Hustle
  • 99% Invisible
  • WTF with Marc Maron
  • The Bowery Boys
  • What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito
  • Longform
  • How I Built this – Guy Raz
  • Sleep with Me
  • 2 Dope Queens – Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams
  • Fresh Air – Terry Gross
  • TED Radio Hour

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