Something From Nothing

  • Local Host Justin Lewis

"Something from Nothing" is a local podcast about local makers for local listeners.

The show is about the creative process that many local artists employ when creating their works. You'll hear from musicians, potters, poets, print makers and more. Subscribe to our season. 

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This week on Something From Nothing is the story of how Andy Carloss started Midtown Market. The entrepenuer shares what brought him back to Kentucky from living in Boston operating in the tech world to open a grocery store. 

This week on Something from Nothing, a movie maker who also creates beats. Kasper-an alias that he explains in the episode-talks about how a major loss in his life caused him to nearly quit making music but in the end, inspired him.

 Hawktail is a band that is formed with musicians capable of grammy nominations. This week Something from Nothing explores the forming of this Nashville based band before the band members discuss their recently released album. The band members present for the recording were Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, and Paul Kowert. They talk about the writing process behind individual tracks and give some insights as to how they select specific tracks.

The episode ends with Brittany-the fiddle player-discussing her experience on public radio show Live From Here.

  Recent Murray State graduate and singer/songwriter Haleigh Martin is the guest this week. The highly talented musician talks about how her experience with The Voice changed the direction of her music. She discusses the quirks that seem to work for her when writing a song and the unique challenges of being a female musician.

The episode features several of her originals but ends with a 90s cover.



Something From Nothing returns for a fourth season this week with an episode that features three guests.

Amber and Peter Barnett who started Pipers Tea & Coffee join Bobby Dowell, the head roaster, to discuss the early days of Pipers and the creative process behind bringing coffee and tea to life.

The episode also includes the personal journey that brought the British owners to Kentucky and how Peter recruited Bobby into the coffee business.

Season three concludes with the story of Something From Nothing. Taylor Inman takes over the host mic and Justin plays the role of guest. 

Have a listen to hear the origin of the podcast. Justin also talks about how he puts it together. 

This may be the end of season three but fear not...season 4 is already in the works.

Samuel Hawkins--also known as Snacks--talks about his inspiration in writing his first poem and how that motivation has matured into finding the voice he speaks with today. 

The spoken word poet ends the episode performing a work from his recently released book, "The Greatest Story Ever Sold."

This week on the show Sara Bradley talks about the origin of Freight House and her passion for cooking. Tune in to hear how Sara has created Freight House...from nothing.

Something From Nothing: Folk Musician Fate McAfee

May 30, 2018

This week on Something From Nothing is the story of a local folk musician. Topics include songwriting, performing, and a discussion of his upcoming album.

Fate closes the show talking over a new track off his upcoming album. Before that he shares the time he played a show for a steak. 

This week Something From Nothing explores the story behind Ian Berry's unique form of art. 

Ian reveals how his idea for this style came to be and shares the role one tweet played in progressing his career.

The episode was recorded at the recent National Quilt Show in Paducah. Stay tuned until the end to hear a somewhat surprising comment from a quilter.