Your audio guide to Metro Detroit’s thriving arts scene is finally here. Detroit, meet “Detours,” the new entertainment and culture podcast from the Detroit Free Press.
Hosted weekly by arts journalist Rob St. Mary, with an assist from Free Press arts & entertainment editor Steve Byrne, “Detours” will feature unscripted conversations with Detroit’s most intriguing creative personalities and the lowdown on the weekend’s most exciting events.
The first episode of “Detours” takes listeners on location to this weekend’s Mo Pop Festival, where Rob catches up with the festival organizers and hometown musician Jessica Hernandez. She and her band the Deltas on Sunday will perform one of the fest’s most-anticipated sets.
There’s a lot more going on around metro Detroit this week, and this episode of “Detours” has the dish:
- The two-day Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti is one of the year’s most notable events for Michigan’s booming craft-beer scene. Robert Allen, who covers beer and alcohol for the Free Press, has a preview.
- Creative types will abound when Maker Faire takes over the grounds of the Henry Ford in Dearborn. Hear about it from the Henry Ford’s Patricia Mooradian.
- The Free Press’ weekend Top 5 include Detroit’s Drunken History Birthday Party, the Warped Tour and more.Listen to “Detours” right here on Freep.com. It’ll be available available soon for download in the iTunes store. New episodes will arrive every Thursday.
Rob St. Mary is the author of the upcoming “Orbit Anthology,” chronicling the wickedly funny and subversive Orbit magazine. He’s a veteran arts journalist, radio producer and on-air personality — and self-described music, art and humanity lover. Rob loves podcasting, and he’s pretty good at it; check out the film podcast he co-hosts, The projection Booth.
- As arts & entertainment editor at the Detroit Free Press, Steve Byrne guides coverage of the organization’s cultural coverage — from Eminem to the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is executive director of the Freep Film Festival and co-host of The Documentary Podcast.