International Voices with Udo Fluck

In Spring 2020, we inaugurated International Voices with Udo Fluck, a monthly 30-minute podcast. 10 additional podcasts are scheduled for 2020 and will be published the first Thursday of every month starting in February. They will feature a special conversational guest and inform the listening audience about upcoming new, as well as established international programming events, activities, and collaborations about “all things cultural and global” in the Garden City.

The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the policy, position, views, and opinions of Arts Missoula and Global and Cultural Affairs. Any content provided by our podcast guests are their opinions and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

Available Now:

July 2021: Larry Pirnie, Missoula artist, shares his artistic journey and why it is important to listen to “The Kid”.

Join Udo for his conversation with the artist, known for his highly colorful acrylic paintings of horses and cowboy figures in western landscapes, about how the “Red Rider” started his fascination with the West, meeting Norman Rockwell, leaving corporate America, and going from earthy to vibrant colors, so recognizable in his artwork today. Part three, of a three-part series titled: “Creativity During COVID“.

June 2021: Willow Kipp, Native American Artist with International Reach and Environmental Researcher

Udo is joined by Willow Kipp, who shares with him who inspired her as an artist and how her passion for Native American dance regalia design, beadwork, ledger art, and her large-scale murals have been both, a way for her to create something of her own and continue her peoples’ traditions. Part two of a three-part series titled: “Creativity During COVID“, featuring professional artists from various fields and how they managed through this past pandemic year. Recording with captions available on YouTube here!

May 2021: “Creativity During COVID” with Dennis Kozeluh of Vienna, Austria (Part 1 of a 3-part Series)

Udo visits with Dennis Kozeluh, in Vienna, Austria, where he lives and has been active in the theater, music, and musical theater world throughout central Europe since 1997, about his origins in Missoula, Montana, life, work, and his passion for the performing arts. In addition to playing in most of the major musicals in Vienna, he has performed in light and contemporary opera and operetta, has directed shows, and written and directed two musicals for children. Part of a three-part series titled: “Creativity During COVID“, featuring professional artists from various fields and how they managed through this past pandemic year. Recording with captions available on YouTube here.

April 2021: Annita Lucchesi, founding Executive Director of the Sovereign Bodies Institute

Annita Lucchesi, founding Executive Director of the Sovereign Bodies Institute, started the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls movement. This dialogue is being presented by two women with Indigenous heritage. The guest host for this special edition of International Voices, is Michelle Guzman, the Director of American Indian Student Services at the University of Montana, and Global & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee Member. Recording with captions available on YouTube here.

March 2021: Melissa Kilby, Executive Director of Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative that advances girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders.

Honoring Women’s History Month, Udo is joined by Melissa Kilby, from Girl Up headquarters in Washington D.C., to discuss the global efforts in transforming a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change, following the motto:” When girls rise, we all rise!”. Recording with captions available on YouTube here.

February 2021: New Zealand Māori Chief Wiremu Te Awe Awe and his wife Trieste Te Awe Awe in an intercultural dialogue around democracy and freedom

In this first podcast of 2021, Udo virtually travels to Missoula’s sister city Palmerston North in New Zealand to have a conversation discussing the idea of democracy itself, what strengthens and weakens democracy and how the concept of democracy relates to indigenous communities, like Chief Te Awe Awe’s tribal family, which has an 800-year history. Recording with captions available on YouTube here.

December 2020: Ulrich Kamp, Professor of Earth and Environment and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Michigan in Dearborn

In this last episode of 2020, Udo talks with Ulrich Kamp, a glaciologist with an interest in environmental studies and climate change, who has researched and taught at the University of Montana and currently researches and teaches at the University of Michigan in Dearborn. Their conversation focuses on climate change and its impact on societies and cultures, among other talking points. Recording with Captions available on YouTube here.

For the complete list of episodes visit

International Voices with Udo Fluck

on Transistor.fm

The monthly podcast International Voices is made possible through the generous support of Park Side Credit Union in Missoula. Arts Missoula is a proud member of the 2020 Park Side Partner Program.

Radio Interviews

Udo Fluck recording International Voices in The Trail 103.3 recording studio.

In 2019, Missoula radio station, The Trail 103.3, invited Udo Fluck to talk about the World View Films Series at the Roxy Theater, for a few minutes on their Monday Morning Radio Program.

The interviews are posted below on Spotify.  

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Radio Interview: December 15, 2019

Morning Interviews on The Trail 103.3

Radio Interview: November 7, 2019

Radio Interview: October 14, 2019

Radio Interview: September 6, 2019

Radio Interview: May 17, 2019

Radio Interview: February 21, 2019

Radio Interview: January 21, 2019

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