Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 96 - Chris Horne’s Akron-Centric Adventure

July 25, 2017

Chris Horne, publisher of The Devil Strip magazine, wants to celebrate all things Akron. That’s why this Saturday’s Signal Tree Festival will pack downtown Akron’s Lock 3 with the best in local bands, local food, family-friendly activities and more, like a Freeplay! event with the Akron Children’s Museum, OddMart, a jo-jo eating contest, parade of pizza, Soap Box Derby cars and human foosball table. Chris admits that he’s come a long way since his proposed bacon and kazoo festival in his native city of Macon, Ga., and he also does a mean Bane impression (a voice he says he uses to read stories to his daughter). Shane, Ryan and Chris speak with the Rubber City convert about his changing Southern accent, local publishing, the “Macon Migration” of some other cool folks from Chris’ hometown and the upcoming “Blimp City Guide.”