Chris is founder and “Club President” of Best Behavior Creative Club. He has been involved in the Knoxville creative and business community for over fifteen years, with experience ranging from launching a custom letterpress shop to serving as art director for the Knoxville Chamber. A painter and printmaker, his work is included in a variety of private and public collections around the country.
September 29th, 2017 | 29 mins 23 secs
best behavior, chris mcadoo, music, news, wayne bledsoe, waynestock, wdvx, writing
Wayne Bledsoe has seen it all...and written about it. An entertainment writer for almost 40 years, Wayne has interviewed everyone from Knoxville legends like RB Morris to superstars like Taylor Swift. We dig into some cool (and weird...) memories, Waynestock, and what it means to take chances and push yourself artistically. AND - "WDVX: 20 Years of East Tennessee's Own"...the book. Available for pre-order NOW at www.wdvx.com
September 8th, 2017 | 36 mins 54 secs
3 roots capital, best behavior creative club, chris mcadoo, chris miller, enjoyable listen time, rise & grind, ut research foundation
Chris Miller of 3 Roots Capital interviews our own Chris McAdoo as part of "Rise & Grind", an original quarterly interview series with entrepreneurs, funders, and leaders about business growth and access to capital.
August 24th, 2017 | 23 mins 31 secs
best behavior creative club, brandon bruce, chris mcadoo, cirrus insight, enjoyable listen time, kenneth harring, whelmed
Host Chris McAdoo talks with Cirrus Insight founder & COO Brandon Bruce and #mrihatemondays Kenneth Harring about the art of being "whelmed"...or, how to stay focused, maintain sanity AND accomplish your goals.
August 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 22 mins
austin church, business growth, entrepreneurship, freelance, grabbling
Austin Church is a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, and author of Grabbling, his first childrens' book and recently successful Kickstarter campaign.
July 13th, 2017 | 52 mins 42 secs
arrowmont, arts, arts advocacy, bill may, education, gatlinburg, jennifer willard, learning
In the past few years, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, has risen from the ashes (both figuratively and literally) and Director Bill May has been through it all. Creative thinking and a supportive community have been at the heart of Arrowmont, one of the world's most admired arts & crafts schools, for over a century. We dig into what it takes to stay curious, stay creative, stay relevant, and what it really means to contribute. In other words, Bill believes we're all born curious and creative AND we have a responsibility to use those qualities to contribute to a better community...so what will you create next?
June 29th, 2017 | 29 mins 28 secs
admin, business, design, entrepreneurship, parenting, podsnack
Chris and George are DOING THE WORK on this short (podsnack, if you will) episode of Enjoyable Listen Time. This week brings us a conversation about the nature of work (i.e. overwork) and how sick we are of telling everyone that we’re “so busy”. The “cult of busy” is a force to be reckoned with and we’re gonna fight it with all we got. Go to a baseball game. Get outside. Talk to your kids.
June 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, chris mcadoo, culture, david butler, knoxville, museum, visual art
David Butler has been at the helm of the Knoxville Museum of Art since 2006, and has watched the art world change dramatically. We talk about the journey that brought him to Knoxville, what he's seen along the way, and what he sees for the future of the visual arts. We also dig deep into what makes art approachable (...such as free admission to museums!), what makes it unapproachable , and the kind of lasting impact the arts can have on an individual and a community. We also dig into the capital "C" of Culture and the ever changing meaning of what art is in the first place...and what a "first slide" experience can be for you...
May 15th, 2017 | 55 mins 9 secs
after school, arts, arts advocacy, education, jennifer willard, knoxville, learning, music
Episode 9 of Enjoyable Listen Time - Our conversation continues with Jennifer Willard- mentor, artist, and executive director of the Community School of the Arts. We dig deep into what exposure to the arts, and the ability to create, can mean to a young person, and what it can mean to a community...and why it's SO IMPORTANT to fight for the arts in schools. One of our favorite take aways from Jennifer - "The things you can control are the things you create".
Based in downtown Knoxville, TN, The Community School of the Arts is a nationally recognized after school organization teaching visual and performing arts to underserved communities since 1992. Their motto is "Define your art. Define yourself. Define your future." Learn more and learn how you can contribute: csaknox.org
May 15th, 2017 | 40 mins 19 secs
art, audio engineering, best behavior, graphic design, musician, recording, web development
Our very own George Middlebrooks is our guest on episode #7 of Enjoyable Listen Time. We talk baseball card club, general (and specific) nerdery, design and all things swiss, Paula Scher and all things cool, loud electric guitars, mountain biking, and what it means to be a lifelong learner.
May 15th, 2017 | 33 mins 52 secs
Episode 8 of Enjoyable Listen Time! Jennifer Willard talks about the winding road that led a musical loving military brat in Texas to studying piano in Chicago, and how she ended up in Knoxville, TN, as executive director of Community School of the Arts. What does it take to succeed in the arts - and what does that even look like in the first place?