New York Said

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.
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Dec 27, 2017

Twenty-Seventeen is clearly a wrap, good people, so I met up with Juan Sanchez to do a Year-End Review. Recorded on the steps that head toward Tudor City. Juan and I talk about the the loss of Combat Jack also known as Reggie Joseph Ossé, what we’ve learned over the past year, favorite New York Said episodes, we geek out over cigars, talk new podcasts, docs and music. // Show Notes:

Dec 20, 2017

Recorded live from Brooklyn, today's guest on the show is Barney Murray. In this episode we talk about TV theme music, self help books, managing regret, Zelda, Meteoroid, archery and pie. // Show Notes:

Dec 12, 2017

Recorded live from SCOPE Miami Beach today's guest on the show is Laolu NYC. In this episode we talk about Nigeria, his experience as a Human Rights Lawyer, working with Beyonce, Yoruba Culture, Sacred Art of the Ori, collaborations and his TED Talk. // Show Notes: 

Dec 5, 2017

Recorded live from an undisclosed location in New York, today's guest on the show is Jerkface. I would give you an intro to his work and accomplishments but you’re better off just visiting his instagram, search for incarceratedjerkfaces or just jerkface and just scroll through his paintings/murals while you listen.

In this episode Jerkface talks about his excitement for creation, painting, work ethic, cubism, street life, murals, style, incarceration and the School of Visual Arts.

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Nov 28, 2017

Recorded live from Tomkins Square Park, today's guess on the show is Jahan Nostra. Jahan talks poverty, what it means to be thorough, having faith in yourself, musical influences, hope and moral equity.

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Nov 22, 2017

Recorded at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, we chop it up with one of the best Tour Guides in NYC. Today's guest on the show in Gary Dennis. In this episode we talk about the history of the Subway, film, architecture, cathedrals, theaters, old New York and the best places to find a restroom in the city. // Show Notes:

Nov 15, 2017

Recorded in Union Square Park, one day prior to the Subway Therapy project Anniversary, we chop it up with guest Matthew “Levee” Chavez. We talk about creative projects, going viral, secrets, the importance of skipping ‘why’, how to create luck, crying and NYC wildlife. // Show Notes:

Nov 7, 2017

Recorded somewhere in the Lower East Side, today's guest on the show is Delano Isaac. Del is a childhood friend and we reminisced for a spell, or shall I say think back 30+ years ago to keep it on track... just kidding, we cracked mad jokes, talked about bad jobs, deciphered a few dreams and drank a few beers. Basically, we just kicked it. // Show Notes:

Oct 31, 2017

Live from SoHo, today's guest on the show is Baptiste'. In this episode we talk about making a name, cutting up his mom’s Louis Vuitton bag, how to have a successful pop-up shop, style versus fashion, the hustler's mentality and losing iPhones. // Show Notes:

Oct 24, 2017

Live from Bushwick, today's guest on the show is Halopigg also known as Daniel Weintraub. In this episode we talk about street art, living his dream, stickers, underground hip hop as well as being an archiver and collector of things. // Show Notes:

Oct 17, 2017

Live from Central Park, today's guest on the show is Margarita Triantafillos. In this episode we talk about Kalymnos, painting bridges, dental professional, boxing, hunting little birds and opening yourself up. // Show Notes:

Oct 10, 2017

Today's guest on the show is Alex Bershaw. In this episode we talk about Tibet, okra, shooting with your heart, peace of mind and living your purpose. // Show notes:

Oct 4, 2017

We're back in TriBeca but this time to talk with Gary Keane. In this episode we talk about getting bullied, persevering, the army, bad dogs, first fights, making tools, family drama and underwater welding. // Show Notes:

Sep 26, 2017

We're back in DUMBO, Brooklyn but this time to talk with Cousin Mikey. In this episode we talk about bikes, smoke, death, stick-up and vicious dogs. // Click here for the show notes:

Sep 19, 2017

Live from the East Village, today’s guest on the show is Mike Schreiber. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about New York in the 90s, various scenes, film versus digital, shooting celebrity portraits, the hustle and juicing. // Show Notes:


Sep 12, 2017

An in-depth conversation about burlesque, being a naked lady online, not feeding the trolls, rock music and acclimating to NYC with Sydni Deveraux. // Show Notes:


Sep 5, 2017

Live from Jamestown, New York today’s guest on the show is Jonathan Weston. Jonathan talks life in Western New York, beekeeping, the outdoors, touring Chautauqua County, invasive species, small business, Panama Rocks and more. // Show Notes:


Aug 30, 2017

Live from the Lower East Side today’s guest on the show is Dirty Souf Yankee. Dirty Souf Yankee talks making something out of nothing, tour photography, date rape, tattoos, painting sneakers, couch surfing and more. // Show Notes:


Aug 22, 2017

Live from DUMBO today’s guest on the show is Brandon Wilson. Brandon talks monkey brains, music, muay thai boxing, gaming, eating crazy stuff, the art world, mixtapes, manga and more. // Show Note:


Aug 15, 2017

Live from Tompkins Square Park today’s guest on the show is Timothy Roquemore. Timothy and I talk about building a brand, design, product development, street culture and visual merchandising. We also converse in-depth about his luxury sneaker company, Ralph Lauren and Loro Piana. // Show Notes:


Aug 8, 2017

I had the opportunity to visit Bob at the Esquire offices and we had a serious conversation about humor. I mean we really had a lot of fun just breaking it down into little tiny philosophical and theoretical morsels and then putting it back together again. We also talked about his position at Esquire, augmenting human creativity, two cool cats, the balls to be funny, submitting cartoons, intense logic studies and much much more. // Show Notes:

Aug 1, 2017

Tyler Kristian talks Music, Anxiety, Fitness and More. Show Notes:

Jul 26, 2017

Stephen Gross on Print Making, Climbing, Commercial Photography and More. // Show Notes:

Jul 19, 2017

Live from the Washington Square Park, Amon and Geronimo Kalleen talk GoGo, Hustle, Music, Google, Bourbon, Trans Job Corps and much more.

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The Cliff Notes

DC Metro vs. MTA


Go-Go Music

Backyard Band

Junkyard Band

Wale - Pretty Girls

Slim Charles

Doing the Butt

Kid N Play -Rolling with

Herb E Luv Bug

It’s Your Thang - Salt N Pepper

Movie: Good to Go

Movie: Krush Groove

Nelly - Hot in Here

Rest in Peace: Chuck Brown

Beat Your Feet

Little Benny and the Masters

Northeast Groovers

Movie: Chasing John Coltrane

Movie: KIDS

Youth in New York

Book: Tipping Point

Book: Outliers

Nuerican Poets Cafe

Music: Nirvana

Music: Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Music: Jermeriqui

Art: The Awakening Sculpture

School: Howard University

Jammed Up by the Jumpouts

Joning and the Dozens

Job Core

Merchant Marine

Helly Hanson

Eddie Bower

Selling Cigarettes

$25 Every 2 Weeks

Fugs, Jacks and Buss Downs

Music: Gangstar - Mass Appeal

God Bless You Anyway

Movie: The Aggressives

Music: Dipset

Music: Tony Yayo - So Suductive

Music: Amerie - One Thing

Omorian - Touch

Kanye - Diamond Are Forever

Jay-Z Sauces Money - Face-off

Movie: Streets is Watching

Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Porter Noveli

Team Epiphany

Busboys and Poets

One Eight Distilling

Republic Restoratives Distillery

Cool Calm Connected

Whisky, Bourbon and Vodka


Chopin Vodka

Kettle One


Bar: Just Loraine

Johnny Walker Black

The Key to Sales

New York Fashion Week

Christopher Grace

MODEM Online

Hit Up 50 Brands

Clinical Trials

Ace of Spade

Hustling CDs

Puffy and Peter Rosenberg


Tabby Banae

All the Fly Kids

The Meatball Shop

Warby Parker

Lost Boyz Love with Two Women


Found a Therapist

The Name Project

Coming Out


Driving Uber

Fly Kids

Podcasting Tips

Google and Travel

Mortal Kombat Jokes

Maestro Knows

Black Rednecks and White Liberals


This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 12, 2017

Live from the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Amon and Andrew Kalleen talk Music Theory, Busking, Playing Piano in the Subway, Welcomed Collaborations, the NYPD and much more.

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The Cliff Notes

Getting into Music

Sublime, Bradley Nowell 

New Classical





Wurlitzer Piano

Piano in the Subway

Getting Arrested 

The Arrest Video

Existentialist Crisis in the Comment Section 

Memorable Emails 

Playing in her Socks 

Performance - Mr. Tambourine Man Live

Helping with the Process



Presenting Oneself

For the Love or Money

Assess the Effect

Hauling the Piano

Macro Biotics NYC - Souen 

The Alchemist's Kitchen

A Really, Really Sad Song

Performance - Song for Zula 

The Voice Within

Welcomed Collaborations

Stop and Smell those Expensive New York Flowers


This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

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