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Episode #4 – Bradly VanDerStad

Welcome back to Between The Lines, presented by Motif Magazine. This week is hosted by Motif’s Social Media & Event Coordinator Tess Lyons who sits down with Motif Assistant Editor Bradly VanDerStad to discuss how he got involved with the publication, his experiences in journalism, and on an fun article he recently worked on that centers around ranking the holidays of May.

Between The Lines is sponsored by R1 Indoor Karting, The Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden, and GreySail Brewing of Rhode Island.




Episode #3 – Sean Carlson

Welcome back to Between The Lines, presented by Motif Magazine. This week is hosted by Motif’s Assistant Editor Bradly VanDerStad who sits down with Motif writer Sean Carlson to discuss his experiences writing for the publication, and on an article he recently worked on regarding art in the public view.

Between The Lines is sponsored by R1 Indoor Karting, The Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden, and GreySail Brewing of Rhode Island.




Episode #2 – Michael Bilow

Welcome back to Between The Lines, presented by Motif. This week’s episode is hosted by Motif‘s publisher Mike Ryan, who sits down with Motif News Editor Michael Bilow to discuss an article he composed for the publication’s April issue — motifri.com/my-friend-killed-by-the-government — on the subject of Fentanyl.

This interview was recorded on April 27, 2022; RI did legalize recreational cannabis — motifri.com/ri-legalizes-pot — about one month later on May 25.

Between The Lines is sponsored by R1 Indoor Karting, Trinity Beer Garden, and Grey Sail Brewing.




Episode #1 – Kristen Dansereau

Welcome to Between The Lines, presented by Motif Magazine. Taking you behind the local news, food, theaters, and more in Rhode Island. Between the Lines is an intimate, aural deep dive into the stories and developments found in the magazine.

In this inaugural episode your host Mike Ryan sits down with Motif Intern Kristen Dansereau to discuss her experiences working at Motif, and on an article she recently worked on regarding the topic of expungement.

Between The Lines is sponsored by R1 Indoor Karting, The Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden, and GreySail Brewing of Rhode Island.




Black History Month with Guest Editor April Brown

Motif Magazine presents Between the Lines, the podcast that takes you deeper behind the stories every issue. From the archive, we interview Black History month Guest Editor April Brown. April tells us about her past as an educator, her time co-directing the Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading project, and the process behind assembling the writers for the Featured section.

Big, big shout out to the sponsors of this episode, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, R1 Indoor Karting, and Studio 121.