Episode 39 – Kevin Patterson

Episode 39 – Kevin Patterson

SnapSessions! presents Episode 39, featuring a holiday interview with our artist of the show—Red Barn Productions event producer and one of the originators of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, Kevin Patterson. In addition to our interview, SnapSessions! also presents the commentary “The Story of Human Population in My Lifetime—a Rollercoaster Ride for our Species!”

Kevin Patterson talks about his parents, Phyllis and Ron Patterson, who started the original Renaissance Fair in the early 1960s, showcasing food, music, costumes, and handicrafts like Pewter smithing and leather working. Kevin continued their legacy for many years, doing everything from overseeing security to bookkeeping. He discusses the evolution of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair over the last 23 years, which is continuing this year as a “drive through” festival in SF in spite of the pandemic. Kevin also muses on other work he has done, like the Living History Center.

In addition, SnapSessions Episode 39 explores “The Story of Human Population in My Lifetime—a Rollercoaster Ride for our Species”, an examination of how human population has more than tripled since 1950, and the political and social reactions to this surge since the late 1960s.


Episode 39 is 1 hour and 2 minutes long and includes an intro, the commentary “The Story of Human Population in My Lifetime—a Rollercoaster Ride for our Species”, (starts at 3:06), and our interview with event producer and impressario, Kevin Patterson (starts at 22:53)

SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and Ken Krauss, voiceovers by Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn, and commentaries and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist Daniel Stieglitz. To find us on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Soundcloud, check out our website at thesnapsessions.com.

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