About the show

Ben Fields brings in his favorite artists, entertainers, and friends for a to-the-point conversation about what makes them tick. Recorded in his wood-shop-turned-studio, Ben gets straight to business providing his listeners a window into his guests' lives and minds.

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  • #130-Andy Vinson

    July 1st, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Andy Vinson is the Creative Director of Festivals at Loch and Key

  • #129-Grace Steele

    June 24th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  56 mins 44 secs

    Grace Steele is the host of the Beacon House Podcast.

  • #128-Matt Honkonen

    June 17th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Matt Honkonen is a composer and multi instrumentalist who is in multiple bands and is a regular contributor to the Discovery Music Source library.

  • #127-Ashley Capps

    June 10th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 8 mins
    ac entertainment, ashley capps, phish, vegoose, widespread panic

    Ashley Capps is the founder of AC Entertainment, Bonnaroo, Big Ears festival and many other music festivals worldwide.

  • #126-Charles Ellis

    May 30th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Charles Ellis is the General Manager of Yee Haw Beer Knoxville

  • #125-Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle

    May 23rd, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle are a singer songwriter duo based in East Tennessee.

  • #124-Didi Benami

    May 16th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 26 mins
    american idol, ben fields, didi benami, ellen degeneres, knoxville, los angeles, simon cowell

    Didi Benami is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach in Los Angeles and Nashville

  • #123-Dave Curry

    May 9th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Dave Curry is the Co-Founder of Knoxville Wood Store and a is sustainable materials carpenter.

  • #122- Dr. Josh Loebner

    May 2nd, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Josh Loebner is a blind disability advocate and has been in the advertising industry for 20+ years. Josh is the Executive Director of Accessibility and inclusion at Design Sensory Ad Agency in Knoxville. Josh is also the Global Head of Inclusive Design for Wunderman Thompson Advertising Agency out of New York. Josh was born legally blind and has merged his prowess in advertising strategy with his other biggest passion: championing diversity, equity and inclusion in advertising. He’s one of the smartest marketing minds out there, and I hope you enjoy our chat.

  • #121-Cody Walters

    April 25th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 13 mins
  • #120-Rob Trent

    April 18th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 55 mins

    Rob Trent is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles California.

  • #119-Jackson Fenner

    April 11th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 32 mins
  • #118-Wes Walker

    April 4th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Wes Walker is a 2 time platinum recording artist.

  • #420-Taylor Swift

    April 1st, 2022  |  Season 3  |  10 secs
    ben fields, south of scruffy, taylor swift

    Taylor Swift is a multi platinum recording artist based in Nashville, TN

  • #117-Edy Recendez

    March 28th, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Edy Recendez is a film director and cinematographer from Mexico who works primarily out of Knoxville, TN.

  • #116-Ryan Levenson

    March 21st, 2022  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Ryan Levenson is a real estate investor and broker based in Knoxville, TN.