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UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 32

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 32

October 2, 2019

More bold new fashions from Capsule + Cabana at Pier 42 in New York City.  In episode 32 designers are helping their communities though social outreach and leading the fashion industry in a positive new direction.


Paraphrasing their words

MERCADO GLOBAL is a Brooklyn-based women's brand that highlights Mayan hand-woven accessories made in the highlands of Guatemala.

BITCHSTIX is a lip balm company that helps women who have suffered from domestic abuse and domestic violence.

HARLEM FASHION ROW is a social company that provides a voice for multicultural designers. HFR helped to create the LeBron 16 sneaker among other unique ready to wear items including eclectically elegant dresses and pants for the active woman.

Music: Beautiful Lady by ikoliks

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 31

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 31

September 2, 2019

In this episode Tom talks to the creator of the show Constantine Soo, and room acoustic expert Tim Link of ASC.





I can’t take my eyes out of you by Barradeen https://soundcloud.com/barradeen

Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported


UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 30

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 30

July 13, 2019

From Korean and Italian importer Kolor Showroom to a local scarf designer CJW Tom kicks off the season with a fun informal walkabout around the Cabana+Capsule showroom. Toward the end of the episode Conrad joins in as the activity in the showroom increases to talk with local hat designer Wyeth. Music by Brandon Daily

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 29

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 29

April 4, 2019

Part two includes street artists Concrete Jungle, skateboard aficiianado Rodney Torres of Torro Skateboards, Cortes NYC, Shiro from Japan, Murrz with PJ the Pigeon, The Original J Lo and train writer Sharmin 65 and Terry Michos from the cult classic movie The Warriors.

Original Score by: D. Pierce | AP2 Music

"[The] Street Art Expo is a first of its kind convention catering to the Urban Culture – with Artists and Vendors in the Street Art, Designer Toy and Skate Communities." - Visit: https://www.streetartexpo.com for more information


Original Score by: D. Pierce | AP2 Music

2019 New Year Bonus

2019 New Year Bonus

December 28, 2018

Bonus episode of the accidental recording of Tom and Conrad during the New York International Auto Show. See how the sausage is made.


Tom is testing his new recorder and microphones and accidentally pushes record instead of pause, so we get a listen behind the scenes at the New York International Auto Show. This is a fun bonus episode. Tom's mic is on his face but Conrad's is in the bag facing sown so the Audio has been processed to pull Conrad's Mic up from nothing. For 2019 : Comment in the iTunes section or email me at uncommoncorepodcast@yahoo.com to let me know what kind of content you'd like to hear in 2019. I'll be in California and everything will change. Thanks for your support. Tell a friend. Happy New Year. Music: Pond 5 | Dr Rock Sleazy Dirty Blue | RadioDirect | Rhett Pietzman

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 28

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 28

December 17, 2018
In this episode Tom visits the 2018 Street Art Expo in New York City and talks to Fluid Tunes, Topaz, Flint, Mike with Jaze & Neo toys, ACRIME and Steven Cartocio of Concrete Jungle.
"[The] Street Art Expo is a first of its kind convention catering to the Urban Culture – with Artists and Vendors in the Street Art, Designer Toy and Skate Communities. Our events help bring together Street Artists, Vendors and Fans of the Arts to provide a great opportunity to network with people in the business. The Artist Alley consists of Street Artists relevant on a more mainstream level today, as well as Pioneers of the culture." - Visit: https://www.streetartexpo.com for more information
UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 27

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 27

November 7, 2018

In this episode Volkswagon reveals their new Atlas concept, a high-end sporty sedan and discusses the beefed up Jetta.

Nissan debuts a complete rebuild of their sixth generation Altima. The new version now features all wheel drive, a variable compression turbo engine and their advanced infotainment system is now a standard feature.

Toyota is re-introducing a bolder, more capable verions of thier RAV 4 now with standard safety features and all-wheel drive.

Jaguar has a new wagon with a 380 horse power engine, all wheel drive, a Meridian sound system as standard, and a new activity key bracelet for easy remote control. 

Volvo presents their pet acessories for safer pet travel. Acessories include a dog gate, protective grill and harness.

Lexus debuts a new structural no pigment blue for their LC-500. They also discuss their 2018 RC-F and GS-F.

Mercedes Benz gives us a taste of their now extensive lineup with an overview of their cars at the show including the Maybach cabriolet and all electric SMART.



The New York International Auto Show





Volvo Petfinder


Mercedes Benz






Motivational Sports | Royalty Free Rock

Composer: Jake Kodweis | Pond 6


Integrated Loudness -16.0 (remix)

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 26

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 26

September 30, 2018

Tom & Conrad visit the New York Auto Show and talk to Mini Cooper about what's new for 2018, NJ Exotic Spotters about being a photo blogger, Mazda about the new Kai concept, the RX7 and the new Miata MX5. They also speak with Jaguar about their F-Typer, visit the 2018 Karma Revero and the BMW booths.



The New York International Auto Show

The Mini Cooper



Karma Revero





Energetic African Dancing: Afrobeat Blues For Dying Globe

Composer: Calle Frogard. Pond 5 

Podcast Optimized

UnCommonCore Presents

UnCommonCore Presents

August 20, 2018

Shoe Biz 

with Conrad Bradford

         and Alicia Walters 

As the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) comes to visit Conrad talks to Alicia about the shoe business.

Brands discussed include:

Brian Atwood

Donald Pliner



Kennith Cole

Steve Madden

Copper Fit










Music: "Future Bass" Item ID: 91013676 By NeoCortex. Pond 5

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 25

UnCommonCore Podcast - Episode 25

August 5, 2018

In the second part of the two part series on Fly Fishing, Tom continues his conversations at the Fly Fishing Show. He talks to expert fly tier Rob Lewis, Nature Painter CD Clark, gear maker Orvis and boatmakers Maxxon Outfitters and Jones Brothers Marine.

In this episode he also speaks about Fly Fishing and the non-profit Ocean Cleanup.


Rob Lewis (Fly Tier)

Orvis (Fly Fishing Supplies)

CD Clark (Painter)

Maxxon Outfitters (Inflatable Boats)

Jones Brothers Marine (Fishing Boats)


Ocean Cleanup


Music: "Dark Moon Suspense" By Real Guitars. Pond 5