The Midnight Brew

Good conversations at the best virtual diner on the Internet.

The Midnight Brew is a podcast hosted by Cailean Babcock out of Osaka, Japan, at the best virtual diner on the internet. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring individuals from around the world, as well as discussions about creativity, art, movies, current events and culture. Released every other Friday at midnight Japan Standard Time.

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Episode 9: The Key is to Guess Right

In case you didn’t get to go to - or get enough of - Comic-Con this year, we have a special treat for you! Today we’re joined by John Bae, editor and podcaster over at Viz Media's popular website for all things manga, “Weekly Shonen Jump”. John talks about his life with Viz, and also drops a few hints about his former, secret life as a Japanese sci-fi action star.

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Episode 8: The Director's Secret Weapon (Charley Beal)

Welcome back to the Midnight Brew and the first interview of 2015! Today, Cailean sits down with his uncle, award-winning art director Charley Beal. His impressive list of credits includes many well-known Hollywood projects and spans over two decades, including such notable films as MilkEat, Pray, Love; and Fox's newest TV series, Gotham.

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Episode 7: Twang

The Midnight Brew starts 2015 with a “cuppa Joe” episode, and this time the guest is you! Cailean has some updates about the Midnight Brew, his new company, Overclocked Imagination, and the projects and challenges he’s undertaking this year. There’s also some free advice on how to be your own artistic business manager and a little love shown for fellow podcaster, Matt McWilliams of the World Changer Show with Matt McWilliams podcast.

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Episode 6: Voluntary Insanity, Part 2 (Jamie El-Banna)

This is part two of a two-part interview with Jamie El-Banna, founder of the volunteer group, It’s Not Just Mud ("INJM" to its friends). Jamie tells us about working within the bounds of Japanese society, the problems behind big relief organizations such as the Red Cross, and how he helps other organizations who might have a lot in the enthusiasm and money department, but not so much in the know-how. He also reveals his secret identity as a real-life super hero - complete with power ring and super-cool ability to summon his team of fellow, um, relief super heroes?

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