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Radio Oedipus

Our podcast exploring the culture of beer.
Tune in for adventures in music, food and culture in Amsterdam and beyond.

Session #12 
We’re back on the beer this week with Butcher’s Tears. Our fellow Amsterdam brewers forged their own path by following their instincts, not  formulas or fashion, to create beers that can range from medieval mead to raw Swedish farmhouse ales. Jan and Aerkan join Danny and our beer sommelier Bas to debate the benefits of old school vs new school brewing and how to position yourself in the modern beer world.

Guest Mix #12 
This weeks guest mix is by Timothy F., recorded live from the brewery last Fresh Beer Friday.

Session #11
We just can’t seem to get enough of Nijmegen (session 3) and fermented food (session 8), and neither can this week’s guest, Do Bongers . She’s from Nijmegen, where she started her brewing career at Oersoep, before moving to Fierce Beer in Scotland and picking up the prize for Brewer of the Year at the 2019 Scottish Beer Awards. Now she’s moved back home to start her own fermented food company Basic Theory using surplus vegetables. We discuss her switch and how her brewing knowledge will enrich her food.

Guest Mix #11
This weeks guest mix is by Steele Bonus, recorded live from the brewery last Fresh Beer Friday. As an Australian artist now based in Amsterdam he’s no stranger to Red Light Radio and the Oedipus Taproom. Expect a mix of dub, electronic and wave – sounds that go well with a sour lager. Tune in

Session #10
Radio Oedipus #10 is a family affair with the four Oedipus founders. We talk to Rick, Paul, Alex and Sander about homebrewing and how they started this whole thing.

Guest Mix #10
This weeks guest mix is by the Runners. Relative new comers to the Oedipus Fresh Beer Friday crew. In the UK they are known for their parties, radio shows (Red Light Radio, KMAH Radio) and record label. Now based in Amsterdam and with a love for beer <3.

Session #9
Being an artist is great, but it’s hard to pay the bills. As part of the Amsterdam art scene for more than a decade, Matthijs Booij knows this better than most. His work includes The One-Thousand Drawing Pension Plan, where you can buy a drawing for €1 a month until his retirement. He’s also founder of Patty Morgan, an online art gallery representing young artists. He joins Danny and Sander to discuss how it’s possible to sustain yourself as an artist while retaining creative freedom.

Guest Mix #9
Curious to find out more about our host Danny Walker? This is your chance; this weeks guest mix is done DJ Danny. Expect hand picked oddities and modern hits from the independent and experimental realms of music. Tune in!

Session #8
This week’s food for thought comes from Funk Gilde, two chefs raising the (snack) bar with creations like the Kimchi Kroket. One half of the duo, Abel Jeuken, joins us to discuss his journey from cook to brewer to chef, why fermentation is the future and to initiate Danny in the delights of Dutch snack bar culture.

Guest Mix #8
This weeks guest mix is done by DJ Dreamboat. ” The recent explosion of media attention and activism around Black Lives Matter has caused me to think and reflect about racism. That’s great, but even greater would be to take action, and not stop after reflecting. For that reason I have selected music for this mix created strictly by black artists. Not at all a challenge as there are so many great black artists out there. I hope this mix makes everyone
a bit more aware of that fact ” -DJ Dreamboat.

Session #7
This week Radio Oedipus talks bread with Broodbakkerij Ex. Baking and brewing are very similar: they both involve yeast, early mornings, and start with the letter b. We invited Eline Ex & Alysha Aggarwal from our favourite North Amsterdam bakery, Broodbakkerij Ex, to discuss the secrets of sourdough, the importance of storytelling in connecting to (local) products, and what a day in the life of a baker is really like. They also lead us in our first ever bread tasting (spoiler alert – it’s brown).

Guest Mix #7
Guest mix by Alyssa aka Beeswax. Tune in to her jazzy hip-hop sounds while enjoying a nice hoppy beer. Cheers!

Session #6
In this episode of Radio Oedipus we talk to the owner of Bierproeflokaal In de Wildeman; Simon Fokkema. In the Wildeman is a charming bar that has been at the heart of the Amsterdam beer world for more than thirty years. Simon joins Danny and Oedipus head brewer – and Wildeman regular – Sander to discuss the secret of being a good host and the role bars and restaurants play in a community, a topic that feels particularly relevant at the moment. Help us grow our radio show by subscribing to one of these channels.

Guest Mix #6
Bruce Willes brings the heat with this weeks guest mix. Tune in, “Yippie-Kai-Yay, Motherf*****r!”

Session #5
For our next session we welcome back Lien, a longstanding member of the Oedipus family.
Nowadays she co-runs Red Light Radio, the legendary Amsterdam music platform who are searching for a new direction after leaving their spiritual home.Tune in to hear Lien discuss the ins and outs of music and programming.

Guest Mix #5
This week’s guest mix is from the Bakabanas, a DJ duo who you might have seen at Planet Oedipus back in the day. A happy mix from garage to eighties electronica – dance your socks off.

Session #4
Two of the people who shape our visual world get deep about creativity and inspiration. Friend and artist Boris de Beijer, who makes our colourful tap handles and Victor Brangolo, the artist who draws, paints and creates almost everything Oedipus you see.

Guest Mix #4
This weeks guest mix by Zen Rockers, Oedipus Residents known for their dub and reggae sounds present a “not at all reggae” mix. Here’s a versatile mix of electro, jazz, and reggae.

Session #3
In our third episode we take a look on the wild side of beer with Mattias Terpstra, founder and head brewer of Nevel Artisan Ales. Our very own beer sommelier Bas Visser joins us to ask Mattias about foraging for ingredients and the importance of locality in beer. On the lighter side of things, grab some pen and paper to take part in the already infamous quiz.

Guest Mix #3
The guest mix is by Lien, who used to work at our taproom and is now part of the crew at Red Light Radio. We never know what she’s going to play, but it always gets the party started, so grab a cold beer and give your ears a treat.

Session #2
For episode two we’re joined by Simon Parrot from The Beef Chief, makers of locally sourced burgers in Amsterdam. He talks about sustainability in the food industry, together with Andres Jara from Stadsgroenteboer, who tells us what it’s like to be an urban farmer.

Guest Mix #2
The guest mix is by Palo Santo Discos, who has has delved into his extensive collection of tunes from around the world to broadcast a special mix straight out of his living room. Expect obscure, far out sounds from close to the equator.

Session #1
In our very first try out session we dive into the world of kombucha with Nicolas Adam from Leave Your Sword kombucha. Our head brewer Sander leads us through a tasting of Remix, our new kellerbier, and we see what’s lurking in a beer connoisseur’s fridge.

Guest Mix #1
The guest mix is by Pål / Secam, an eclectic DJ duo who are residents at Fresh Beer Fridays at the Oedipus Taproom. Their sunny mix is inspired by record digging in recent travels to Portugal and South Africa.

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