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Jan 29, 2015

DeStorm Power is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to DeStorm about his experiences growing up in the projects; his first encounters with art; moving to New York City to follow his dreams, his period of homelessness; breaking into the music industry, and becoming one of the biggest social media stars of all time.

 

This episode features Sarah Penna of Big Frame.

 

This episode also features the songs My Life is Like a Movie and King Kong by DeStorm.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Freshbooks.

Jan 22, 2015

Max Gleason aka Smooth McGroove (/u/SmoothMcGroove) is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Max about growing up in Oklahoma; falling in love with videogames; developing as a musician; teaching drums, delving into video game acapella music; and creating a unique career for himself with the support of his fans.


This episode features Smooth’s renditions of Dire Dire Docks, Ocarina of Time, and Guile’s Theme.

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Igloo.

Jan 15, 2015

The story of Rome, Sweet Rome and James Erwin (/u/prufrock451) are the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to James about growing up in Iowa; winning Jeopardy twice; writing Rome, Sweet Rome; meeting his manager, Adam Kolbrenner; selling his script to Warner Brothers; and Acadia.

 

Check out the pre-order of James’ new book, Acadia.

 

This episode features Vanished from the Rome, Sweet Rome Soundtrack by /u/theht.

 

This episode also features audio from the Rome, Sweet Rome trailer by /u/mojomann128.

 

This episode also features artwork from /u/stabyourface.

 

Check out days 1-7 from Rome, Sweet Rome and the subreddit, r/romesweetrome.


This episode is sponsored by Igloo and Freshbooks.

Jan 8, 2015

Dante Orpilla (/u/youngluck) is the focus of the debut episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Dante about the Bottom Dwellerz; losing custody of his son; his drug addiction, his trial; discovering reddit; having Kleinbl00 from the R/favors subreddit help him write a speech for the judge; Blackmarketarts; getting involved with redditgifts; and eventually getting his dream job at reddit.

 

Check out Dante's app 'Dials'.

 

This episode features Old New Orleans by the Bottom Dwellerz.

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Tech Hungry.

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