#150 Mark Gong

Mark Gong x Michael Donovan, Los Angeles, CA / 2019

Mark Gong x Michael Donovan, Los Angeles, CA / 2019

Mark and I originally met in 2008 when we both moved to New York City to pursue photography following the Great Recession. Mark currently lives in Shanghai. We reconnect in LA to discuss NY, China, LA, Photography, Creativity and everything else we could cram in to 90 minutes.

Recorded Monday, August 19, 2019 in Downtown Los Angeles.

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#149 Brad Gregory

Brad Gregory by Michael Donovan, Venice CA / 2019

Brad Gregory by Michael Donovan, Venice CA / 2019

Brad is a NYC based photographer who has built a visual world of chill. Photos of skateboarders, surfers, and a eternal laid back life fill up his portfolio. He’s also one of my good friends… and one of the few photographers I can talk about gear/photography with for hours.

We hung out at his AirBnB and talked everything photography.

Brad on Instagram and Tumblr

This episode was recorded Sunday July 21st, 2019 in Venice, CA.


#148 Scott Glatzmaier

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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
— Aristotle

I didn’t have a brother growing up but Scott would be the closest I’ve ever had to one. Meeting in the 2nd grade, we have now been friends ever since.

Scott was visiting LA so we felt it would be good to catch up and record a podcast. We talk about family, money, life of being 80's kids, and coming of age.

Recorded May 31, 2019 in Manhattan Beach, CA.


#147 Cora Keegan

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All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry
— Edgar Allan Poe

After 2 years of living her best life, Cora returns to make her 4th appearance on the show. In this episode we talk about her recent bad ayahuasca ceremony hosted by someone who may have been a plastic shaman.

The experience was awful and her tale us both a funny and great reminder to research who guides your ayahuasca ceremonies.

Looking for a safe and sane place to do ayahuasca? Contact my friends at roninsina.com

Listen to Cora’s Podcast on iTunes. And listen to her episode better explaining good ayahuasca experiences on apple.

Follow Cora on Instagramand Twitter.

Recorded March 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA.


#146 Yoshino


Yoshino is a Photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. In 2015 he started Artist Decoded as a way to connect with other artists and to share their stories with people around the world. He is also the co-founder of LA based art collective, NOH/WAVE.

Recorded Monday, June 25th, 2019 in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

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#145 Ashley Olah


Ashley is a photographer with a tight style that is fast, wicked, and grabbing. I was introduced to Ashley’s work through our mutual friend, Rachael. Based in LA, Ashley is exploring her early years of photography. We talk about art, photography, business, fear, culture and cats.

Recorded Monday, Feb 18, 2019 in Encino, CA

Ashley’s Instagram: @ashleydarianolah

MD’s Instagram: @TheMichaelDonovan
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#144 Kasey Holt


I met Kasey while she was playing violin at an ayahuasca ceremony. We ended up talking about cults so I decided to further the conversation on a podcast. Our conversation swims around cults, music, creativity, and ayahuasca.

Recorded Friday, Feb 8, 2019 in Redondo Beach, CA

Kasey’s Instagram: @kaseycarolyn
Kasey on Spotify
Kasey’s site: kaseyholt.com

The gross music of Schoenberg

MD’s Instagram: @TheMichaelDonovan
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#143 Daniela Braga

Daniela Braga by Michael Donovan for Vision China

Daniela Braga by Michael Donovan for Vision China

Daniela and I didn’t speak the same language the first couple times we worked together and had to rely 100% on non verbal communication. Years later, today, we finally sit down for the first time speaking the same language to learn more about each other, her life growing up in Brazil, our careers, and our views of the world.

Recorded October 8th, 2018 in Venice California.

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#142 Zach Leary

Zach Leary by Michael Donovan / Play Del Ray - 2019

Zach Leary by Michael Donovan / Play Del Ray - 2019

Zach and MD sit at the kitchen table and explore ideas surrounding the culture wars, psychedelics, art, and how to find Peace & Love in this insanely chaotic time. Buckle up! - Recorded January 14th, 2019 in Play Del Ray


Zach's site: zachleary.com
MD on Instagram: @TheMichaelDonovan
Shop for art: studiodonovan.com/shopping/

Ronin Sina Ayahuasca Retreat in Ecuador: roninsina.com
Karmageddon Trailer: youtu.be/wEn8EiF8pb8
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