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Beyond the Spotlight

Jon Diener

The point of this podcast is simple. We want to pull back the curtain and bring you backstage, beyond the spotlight, to give you a glimpse into the world of folks like you and me who are working in the trenches of the music, theater, and entertainment industries. They may not be household names, but they are key players in bringing to life the shows we all enjoy. Over the last 41 years, your host Jon Diener has worked as a musician, producer, recording engineer, videographer, editor, motion graphics artist, and photographer. He's spent most of his life around people working hard behind the scenes and wants to learn more about their journeys and share their stories with you.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 024: Aaron Adams - Tour Manager, ConsultantDecember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 023: Jere Righter - Artistic Director, Croswell Opera HouseNovember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 022: David '5-1' Norman - Tour Director / Tour ManagerNovember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 021: Jon Diener - News & UpdatesOctober 07, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 020: Bob Potsic - Singer/MusicianSeptember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 019: Dave Cohen - Nashville Session Player, Producer, SongwriterSeptember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 018: Josh Keller - Music Director, PerformerAugust 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 017: Paul Klimson - Monitor EngineerAugust 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 016: Tobin Ost - Set & Costume DesignerJuly 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 015: Chris Shrom - Lighting DesignerJuly 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 014: Cathy & Emily Stein - Wardrobe/DressersJune 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 013: Cherie B. Tay - Stage ManagerJune 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 012: Dave Horowitz - A1 at BeetlejuiceMay 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 011: George Farmer - Freelance BassistMay 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 010: Noddea Skidmore - Director of Creative & Audience Development, Circle TheatreApril 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 009: Lindsay Schmidt - Child WranglerApril 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 008: John Thomasson - Musician & Bandleader, Little Big TownMarch 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 007: Scott Sandstrom - TV Sports Audio EngineerMarch 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 006: Emily Diener - Community Theater Actor & SingerFebruary 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 005: Ross Kratter - Freelance Bassist and Composer/ArrangerFebruary 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 004: Chris Goosman - Sound Designer and Mastering EngineerJanuary 15, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 003: Dan Kesterke - Music Educator & Freelance PercussionistJanuary 01, 2020 Episode artwork Ep. 002: Chris Diener - Sound Engineer & Production ManagerDecember 19, 2019 Episode artwork Beyond the Spotlight - Ep. 1: Teaser/IntroDecember 05, 2019 Episode artwork