Couch Surfer Series Season 6: September 13th

Our Couch Surfer Series is back with an exciting season ahead!

Presented by Radio Boise, the Couch Surfer Series is a powerful night of performance and discussion with writers, artists and musicians. Held every second Tuesday of the month September – February, creators will talk about their craft, path, inspiration, why and how they do what they do, as well as perform songs, poetry, and excerpts of their creative endeavors for a live audience. (Think NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts blended with Fresh Air.)

Doors open at 5:00 PM; Couch Surfing begins at 6:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM with a short intermission. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

General Admission Tickets are $20. Tickets are limited. This year we will also be offering exclusive VIP Tickets, which include a complimentary beverage and cheese board. Season Passes are available as well!

All proceeds go to the featured artists and Radio Boise.

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Check out September’s lineup!

Alan Heathcock, author

Alan Heathcock has won a Whiting Award, the GLCA New Writers Award, a National Magazine Award, has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Lannan Foundation, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.His story collection, VOLT, was a ‘Best Book of the Year’ selection from numerous newspapers and magazines, including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, and the Chicago Tribune, was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a finalist for the Barnes and    Noble Discover Prize.

Endless Atlas, musician

Endless Atlas is the solo musical project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Dale Hiscock. Drawing influence from a wide range of genres, Endless Atlas produces songs that sound modern yet evocatively retro, with traces of Brian Eno, Beach House, Tame Impala, Peter Gabriel, and more. Live performances feature songs recorded in loops on the fly, enabled by software built from scratch by Dale. Lyrically, the songs explore the meaning of living life against the backdrop of a world unravelling–dream pop for the end of the world. A lifelong musician, Dale has been performing in the Boise area as Endless Atlas since 2019 with local and national acts, including three appearances at Treefort Music Fest. When not creating and performing music, Dale is a senior engineer at Micron Technology with 10 patents issued or pending in the semiconductor field.

Greg Hampikian, moderator

Dr. Greg Hampikian is a professor of Biology and Criminal Justice at Boise State University (BSU), Director of the Forensic Justice Project, and Co-Director of the Idaho Innocence Project (IIP) at BSU. His New York Times Op-Eds include “The Dangers of DNA Testing,” “When May I Shoot a Student?,”and “Men, Who Needs Them?” His casework has been featured in Science, on the BBC, CNN, and Dateline. His book Exit to Freedom with exoneree Calvin Johnson Jr., chronicles Mr. Jonson’s 17-year fight to prove his innocence using DNA. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Genetics from the Univ. of Connecticut, and has held positions at the Yale Univ. Medical School, the Worcester Foundation, Emory Univ., Clayton State Univ., La Trobe Univ. (Melbourne, Australia), and the CDC (Atlanta, GA). Hampikian has helped establish innocence organizations in Armenia, France, and Ireland, and served as a DNA expert in more than 3 dozen exonerations including Amanda Knox (Italy), Freddie Lawrence and Paul Jenkins (2018, with Montana Innocence Project), Kerry Robinson (with the Georgia Innocence Project), and Christopher Tapp and Charles Fain in Idaho (declared innocent in 2021). In both of the Idaho cases, his lab worked with police to identify new DNA genealogy matches that led to arrests, decades after the crimes.

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For more information on our Couch Surfer Series, or for the full season schedule, click here.

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