Arts Underground

Arts Underground is like no other public radio show, where we dig in and take an hour to excavate beautiful oddities that lie just beneath the surface, from around the world, and here in the Tennessee Valley. Soak in music from new artists, explore the Valley's local comedy scene, and revel in the rare art from creators living in the Huntsville area who make our community a special place to live.

Hosted by Katy Ganaway, Arts Underground airs Saturday from 2-3 PM ... or listen to a podcast below.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Josh Beard

Saturday, November 19, 2022

In another Funny You Should Ask, local comedian Josh Beard joins host Katy Ganaway to discuss the importance of preserving your mental health to best fulfill your personal passion, what he calls an "unobtainable comedy goal," and more...

Arts Underground - John Waters: Odorama, Other-Rama & Beyond!

Saturday, October 15, 2022

John Waters, the filmmaker notorious for shocking movie-goers everywhere for the past 5 decades, joins us to discuss his upcoming talk, 'False Negative,' at the Lowe Mill on Oct. 21, his thoughts on how weirdness turned mainstream, scratch-n-sniff science and more.

Arts Underground - Behind Our Local Music Scene - Matt Greene

Saturday, October 1, 2022

In this episode, we meet Matt Greene- a local musician and videographer for DIY LIVE Huntsville. We're going behind our local music scene again, learning how Matt uses videography to make Huntsville's music scene more accessible to the community by documenting local music gigs.

Arts Underground - Behind Our Local Music Scene - Robert Sharpe

Saturday, September 17, 2022

In this episode, we meet Robert Sharpe, who serves as a guitar mechanic for folks in the Huntsville music scene. His work is local musician-minded and he says he takes great care with each guitar gracing his bench.

Arts Underground: Fantasy Playhouse's Stephen Tyler Davis

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy Artistic Director, Stephen Tyler Davis, is our special guest this episode. He'll tell us all about FPCT's new offerings for sensitive audiences, the new Fine Arts Preschool Program & his own FPCT acting roots!

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Christy Montgomery

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Local comedian Christy Montgomery joins us for another Funny You Should Ask! Christy talks with us about rediscovering herself by telling jokes, dealing with cultural sensitivity in comedy and more...

Arts Underground - Rooted in History 2022

Saturday, July 2, 2022

This episode of Arts Underground, we learn about Rooted in History 2022- a collaboration between the Historic Huntsville Foundation and local artists that tell the incredible stories of some of Huntsville's strongest 20th century women...

Arts Underground - Weird Kids MeetUp of North Alabama

Saturday, June 18, 2022

This episode, we meet Jessica Cotton, founder of Weird Kids MeetUp of North Alabama, and learn from some weird kids- and parents- themselves, how this group has helped them find their tribe in Huntsville.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Daniel Hardin

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Local comedian Daniel Hardin joins us for another Funny You Should Ask, where he tells us about being blown out of the water by a novice comic at his own show, vamping up daily life for others' amusement and more.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Rocket City Improv

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Funny You Should Ask is back, this time with Matt Carter and Sparky Shelton of Rocket City Improv. We hear about their improv roots, what it takes to be a bonafied improv comedian, the art of listening and more!

Arts Underground - Kerry and the OKs

Saturday, March 26, 2022

This episode, we get the low-down on the brilliant local music teachers who make up Huntsville's newest live karaoke band, Kerry and the OKs. We also get a taste of their energetic sound, from rehearsal to gig.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Offbeat Coffee Studio

Saturday, March 5, 2022

On this episode of Arts Underground, we present to you, dear listener, another installment of "Independent Grooves." We'll meet Kyle Husband, the head honcho at Offbeat Coffee Studio at Campus 805 in Huntsville, and learn how he started his combination coffee shop and record store.

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Ogre

Saturday, February 26, 2022

On Funny You Should Ask, we meet local comedian Ogre. He tells us about "killing" onstage, his thoughts on the connection between humor and intelligence and how comedy open mics can help preserve mental health.

Athens Limestone Public Library Podcasts: Amplifying Community Voices

Saturday, January 29, 2022

This episode of Arts Underground, Jennifer Baxter, ALCPL Library Director & local podcast host, tells us about something audiophiles won't find anywhere else- 4 unique podcasts with a hyper-local focus on Athens & Limestone County issues, people & history!

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Carl Paul

Saturday, January 15, 2022

It's the first Funny You Should Ask of 2022! This week, we meet Carl Paul, who makes stand-up comedy look effortless with his perfect deadpan delivery. His comedic charm lies within his openness in talking about mental health and his blue collar life.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Urban Atlas

Saturday, December 18, 2021

On this episode of Arts Underground, it's another installment of "Independent Grooves." In the rosy spotlight is Lynsey Staggs, owner of eclectic record shop and all women-run biz incubator, Urban Atlas in Decatur.

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Vertical House Records

Saturday, November 20, 2021

This week on Arts Underground, a jewel in the crown of the treasured folks at the Lowe Mill, Vertical House Records is the latest local indie record store featured in our series, "Independent Grooves."

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Tim Kelly

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Funny You Should Ask on Arts Underground this week features Tim Kelly, a local comedian and cofounder of Huntsville's monthly comedy showcase at Theatre Huntsville, Epic Comedy Hour!

Arts Underground: Independent Grooves - Maxwell's Music

Saturday, October 23, 2021

This week on Arts Underground, we make our way over to Maxwell's Music in Downtown Huntsville to talk with owner Jarrod Maxwell. This is the second segment in our series here on Arts Underground, titled, "Independent Grooves."

Arts Underground: Funny You Should Ask - Elliott White

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Funny You Should Ask on Arts Underground this week features Elliott White, a local comedian and a host and producer on both Awesome Comedy Hour and Epic Comedy Hour!

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