The To and From Podcast
The To and From Podcast
Grady Milligan
Hello and welcome, fellow humans on the journey. My name is Grady Milligan and you're listening to the "To and From Podcast", a record of process and transformation through creative and intentional living. Through this podcast, I want to hold a safe space for thoughts, questions, tears and laughter, and to create one more little stage for collective story. So thank you for listening. I hope that we can grow together in the tension and beauty of who we are and who we are becoming.
More Songs & Stories - Zack Miles part 2
Don’t forget to check out all of Zack’s discography at the Spotify links below! And thank you to everyone that has shared my new songs around on social media, see y’all for new episodes with some interviews I’m very stoked about soon! “There’s Not Really Anything Here” https://open.spotify.com/album/3bSx835tKG4Xpegpzeqyl0?si=XK7Ow7caQXKHekt0JUrHOg “You Don’t Run This Place Like You Think You Do” https://open.spotify.com/album/7vHu4irKCumz9sjLZwyQ2F?si=6I7zYzz3RYa1-gUWR1eTmA “Sights We Rarely See” https://open.spotify.com/album/20Mq2rAkNw94WI947931Yk?si=0SI2WW5iRLqx6AGv02jLsQ My new tunes “Demos of Progress” https://open.spotify.com/album/49UZIGR8XxJOo10KR7QAXb?si=T6AJWT0fQyuWiq8rRACo4A
Jan 20, 2021
45 min
From the Woods and Concrete Floors - Zack Miles part 1
Hello to the wonderful listeners! Thank you for joining me for this fantastic episode featuring the amazing Zack Miles. As a singer-songwriter, Zack’s music has a depth and sincerity that is felt from the first note, and I think hearing more of his story (which is what almost this entire first half of our interview focuses on) will give even more weight and context to his two studio albums. Make sure to follow Zack on social media, look for the second episode next week and be streaming the tunes until then! ALSO, please vote and make sure others are registered to vote. Fight to end oppressive systems and make this world safer for all. We can do this, y’all. We really can. See you next week! Spotify link for “Sleep in the Garage” as well as Zack’s newest album: https://open.spotify.com/track/2QQsc2BbYhXiC1v5Y5NZSc?si=7aar2J5CSsuXquOHYzXNvQ “You Don’t Run This Place Like You Think You Do” https://open.spotify.com/album/7vHu4irKCumz9sjLZwyQ2F?si=z3bPotrlRcei3eMM1rQKhg Consider supporting my creative work and receiving exclusive content at: https://www.patreon.com/gradymilligan
Sep 29, 2020
1 hr 3 min
Dreaming, Discovering and Creating with Elijah Cruise - part 2
Hello, hello! It’s week two with Elijah Cruise, y’all! I’m so glad you’re here. Today’s show features some more goodness, as Elijah and I talk on the points of what live shows will look like for him, the Lost Dreamers Productions project that he and Olivia are creating, and the importance of deep friendship and connection. TRIGGER WARNING: At the end of this episode, we spend some time talking about losing a friend to suicide. If this is not safe or too difficult for you to listen to, that is totally okay. Do what you need to, friends. The first song that you’ll hear in today’s show is linked in the details below, and make sure to follow Elijah on all your streaming and social apps to be ready for the release of VOICES (the second song sneak peek of today). Still so excited to be back and making new episodes, never hesitate to message me on any social media and talk life and the journey! Check out these important links for Elijah’s creative works, and remember to follow on Instagram and Facebook: Where Did All My Friends Go?: https://open.spotify.com/track/76MEvo5a3BfMxEf2OCYNyo?si=RQEzCQIPRiaqVrwAOGixjw Hold On: https://open.spotify.com/track/1QzCvswkEC3eqKZM7Zhq6C?si=zwLdFjSQSz2TnBIxkGK0yQ Tired of Feeling This Way: https://open.spotify.com/track/0PrThEvmS2T1nJitxMgjUY?si=GALqLX6SR7iodcRUNcU8AA New Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKQHeC7T6Eo Elijah’s Website: http://www.elijah-cruise.com/
Sep 17, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Dreaming, Discovering and Creating with Elijah Cruise - part 1
To and From is FINALLY BACK! I am so thankful that you are here to share this space with me, friends. I think you will really enjoy this first episode in a two-part series with the fabulous Elijah Cruise! The music that Elijah creates is so rich with loads of pop and synth goodness, all sewn together with a deep care for making songs that can give folks hope, so I was delighted to get to know the authentic human behind the sounds. The songs that you’ll hear in today’s show are also linked in the details below, so keep the jams spinning! It is an honor to make this show and to share any of the precious time that you give to this project, so thank you and thank you again. See you next week! WE’RE BACK!!!!!! Check out these important links for Elijah’s creative works, and remember to follow on Instagram and Facebook: Hold On: https://open.spotify.com/track/1QzCvswkEC3eqKZM7Zhq6C?si=zwLdFjSQSz2TnBIxkGK0yQ Tired of Feeling This Way: https://open.spotify.com/track/0PrThEvmS2T1nJitxMgjUY?si=GALqLX6SR7iodcRUNcU8AA New Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKQHeC7T6Eo Elijah’s Website: http://www.elijah-cruise.com/
Sep 9, 2020
1 hr 6 min
BONUS Episode - The Freakin' Radcast
I’ve missed you, To/From listeners! I hope that you have been safe and that you are healthy since we last met, here in podcast land. The hiatus felt important, in the wake of so much injustice being on display, and I wanted to quiet this space so that folks (including myself) could be listening to, learning from and acting alongside Black voices and justice movements. We’ll talk a little more about that in this episode, a show that is actually a special feed-drop from the Patreon-only podcast “The Freakin’ Radcast”. I hope that you are taking care of those around you, as well as being a part of the change that we so desperately need in this time and in this country. I love you all and there will be lots of To/From goodness in the days to come. Check out the link below if you wish to become a patron and support the creative work that I do (but maybe consider this after donating money and time to organizations and folks that are hurting in these trying times)! https://www.patreon.com/gradymilligan
Jul 13, 2020
41 min
Tunes, Tales and Tea with Travis Bigwood
Hello To/From listeners! Today’s episode features songs and conversation with Knoxville’s own Travis Bigwood! Travis and I wandered into so many different topics including his love of history, his father’s work ethic, stepping into the songwriting and band worlds, boxing, skateboarding and more. One thing that became clear, before and after the mic’s had been turned on, was that Travis cares about the community that art becomes. We spent a lot of time returning to this picture of how the songs or pieces that an artist creates are almost like a town or city that folks might reside in or pass through with fond memories and new perspective. I hope you’ll take the time to subscribe to all of Travis Bigwood and The Lonesome Doves’ pages and social media profiles, and don’t forget to stream the tunes at the Spotify link below: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Eg88RNB1auS11scjrF3C4?si=SHN_7R6NSXG_kw9E0gV8Kw Check out the Facebook page of Travis Bigwood and The Lonesome Doves and the video for “Track Record” at the links below: https://www.facebook.com/TravisBigwoodandTheLonesomeDoves/ https://www.facebook.com/travis.bigwood/videos/10223139890471620/
May 31, 2020
1 hr 59 min
Even Crispier with Crispin Schroeder!
We’re back! Thank you for listening, my sweet friends! For today’s show, I bring you the second half of my conversation with a wonderfully talented singer-songwriter/musician/podcaster that’s spent years doing music and community work in the New Orleans area, Crispin Schroeder! You can find all of his music wherever you stream, including the new song that was featured in last week’s episode (see link below). Be on the lookout for the song Dreaming and Waking, you’ll hear that today, when it’s released soon! Don’t forget to follow Crispin Schroeder Music on Facebook, @Crispytunes on both Twitter and Instagram! Everyone Knows The King Has No Clothes can be streamed at the link below! https://open.spotify.com/track/5P028ZDjqT5E38zfKEtIQA?si=zaXVLg0ERzKdWWrKwrYMEg Crispin’s podcast Extra Crispy! can be found on Spotify (below) as well as on Apple Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/2S5WsLv6kEat7J0Mek1kk8?si=-GxnjmDKQOONdiKnZQHNag
May 23, 2020
57 min
To/From Gets Extra Crispy!
Hello To/From listeners, I’m glad you’re here! In this episode, I present the first half of a conversation with a wonderfully talented singer-songwriter/musician/podcaster that’s spent years doing music and community work in the New Orleans area, Crispin Schroeder! You can find all of his music wherever you stream, including the new song that is featured in this part 1 episode (see link below). Don’t forget to follow Crispin Schroeder Music on Facebook, @Crispytunes on both Twitter and Instagram “Everyone Knows The King Has No Clothes” can be streamed at the link below! https://open.spotify.com/track/5P028ZDjqT5E38zfKEtIQA?si=zaXVLg0ERzKdWWrKwrYMEg Crispin’s podcast “Extra Crispy!” can be found on Spotify (below) as well as on Apple Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/2S5WsLv6kEat7J0Mek1kk8?si=-GxnjmDKQOONdiKnZQHNag
May 6, 2020
55 min
Indie Jams & Authenticity with Emily McMichael
Hi there, all of you amazing To/From listeners! There’s quite a bit of goodness packed into today’s relatively shorter show, as y’all are in for the wonderful treat of conversation + the beautiful, original music from Nashville’s Emily McMichael! Even though I’ve only known Emily since our first show together in late 2019, I have quickly become a very big fan of both McMichael’s killer songwriting as well as her kind and friendly spirit. Emily produces and writes and performs amazingly atmospheric songs full of authenticity, so do yourselves a favor and follow her on Spotify / Facebook / and Instagram @emilalalalala Be sure to stream “Unknown Caller” and “Two Week Notice” — as well as all of Emily’s music, links below: Two Week Notice https://open.spotify.com/track/2lOHVGrC80KSEeF7G3RfbY?si=0TlL8twdTqKvjFevi3-kDg Unknown Caller https://open.spotify.com/track/3CAKszePb3LdUi4COZ7ulO?si=ugSA4mXISq66PCGeZIMMqA
Apr 28, 2020
47 min
Evie's Great Adventure
Thank you for joining me for this week’s To/From! You know, sometimes you’re reminded just how grateful you are to have friends that overflow with kindness and a love for what they do. Evie Andrus is one such person, and this episode’s interview was a goofiness-filled reminder of the impact my friend makes in this world. Evie is a world-class fiddler, lives a life of adventure and creative shenanigans and always pursues the passion for music. You can just tell, in any amount of time spent with Evie, that her own joy from music is ready to overflow to any that will listen. I hope you enjoy today’s show and PLEASE do yourself a favor by watching all of Evie’s livestreams on Facebook, she’s bringing a lot of smiles in a time when we can all use them. Check out Evie’s official website, and the site for her band Buffalo Fiasco below: https://evieandrusmusic.com/ https://buffalofiasco.com/
Apr 21, 2020
1 hr 1 min
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