On the Grid

About the show

On the Grid is a podcast about the makers, creators and entrepreneurs that are helping to transform Phoenix, AZ into the thriving cultural metropolis we know it can be.

Hosted by Philip Haldiman and produced by Chris Ayers for Halftone Audio.


  • Episode 11: Sam Haldiman of Second Beat Improv Theater

    January 4th, 2017  |  37 mins 12 secs

    It's a family affair for On the Grid's first episode of 2017. Host @PhilipHaldiman interviews his brother, @SamHaldiman, who is about to launch  the second long-form theater in Phoenix, which will help expand an artistic community long-bolstered...

  • Episode 10: Steph Carrico of Trunk Space

    November 29th, 2016  |  41 mins 4 secs

    The Trunk Space episode is here! All stripes of artists have found a safe home in this uniquely Phoenix landmark, long located at Grand and 15th avenues. The beloved venue is in a transitional period right now, but it will soon have a new permanent...

  • Episode 9: Jeff Moriarty of Ignite Music Phoenix

    October 24th, 2016  |  34 mins 11 secs

    The lines of connection are more visible than they've ever been before thanks to social media. Now more than ever it's easier to come together. There is such power in this. And that's the theme of episode 9 of On the Grid, in which we interview social...

  • Episode 8: Jenny Poon of CO+HOOTS

    September 26th, 2016  |  47 mins 4 secs

    On the Grid and Jenny Poon are in cahoots! For Episode 8 of the podcast, we talk to the entrepreneur about her co-working space Co+Hoots, which is expanding to a new midtown Phoenix office with a goal of gaining 1,000 new members. The...

  • Episode 7: Wesley James of Undertow

    September 6th, 2016  |  49 mins 14 secs

    Undertow is the hottest and newest bar attraction in Phoenix and we've got everything you need to know and the man behind it. On episode 7 of On the Grid we sit down with Wesley James to give us the down low. And stick around until the end when we...

  • Episode 6: Ron May of Stray Cat Theatre

    June 21st, 2016  |  41 mins 37 secs

    Welcome to episode 6 of On the Grid! Lovers of live theater won't want to miss it it. Ron May with Stray Cat Theatre is on to discuss his biggest production yet, Green Day's American Idiot, opening Friday. Put it on your list of things to do this...

  • Episode 5: Victor Moreno of Cult Classics

    May 24th, 2016  |  55 mins 25 secs

    The Phoenix Comicon is just around the corner, so in honor of the behemoth pop culture event, the fifth episode of On the Grid brings you the cult interviews. Opening the show is Victor Moreno with Cult Classics and Geekly Phoenix. He'll be talking...

  • Episode 4: The David Wright House Goes Dark

    March 20th, 2016  |  53 mins 4 secs

    The David Wright House in the east Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia is going dark. But you have a few more opportunities to catch a glimpse of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, including a four-film series curated by No Festival Required...

  • Episode 3: Satanic Temple vs Phoenix City Council

    March 7th, 2016  |  29 mins 32 secs

    Be afraid! The Satanists are taking over the world. Or at least that's what they would like you to believe. Actually, you'd be surprised to learn what the Satanic Temple is all about. Virgin sacrifices and devil worship. No, not so much. Learn more by...

  • Episode 2: Envisioning

    February 22nd, 2016  |  44 mins 5 secs

    Episode two is all about envisioning. Envisioning what the world could look like outside your front door. Envisioning what you want for yourself, and envisioning what our city could be. Imagine walking Indian Steele Park and envisioning how it could...

  • Episode 1: Durant's Never Closes

    January 28th, 2016  |  1 hr 1 min

    Welcome to the first episode of On the Grid!
    On the Grid is a podcast about the makers, creators and news breakers that are helping to transform Phoenix, AZ into the thriving cultural metropolis we know it can be. Hosted by Philip Haldiman and...