Episode 129 – Ko & The Heart of Detroit

2020 has been a hard year for pretty much everyone – but the heartbeat of great cities like Detroit are alive and well thanks to the people that make them something special. Earlier this spring, legendary Detroit rocker Ko Melina decided to start documenting all the amazing artists, small businesses, musicians and organizations that are fighting the good fight to help Detroiters battle covid 19. That project is known as The Heart of Detroit. Every day, Ko posts a new black & white, mask-clad photo to the @the_heartof_detroit on Instagram, and for over 150 days (and counting) this 100% non-profit labor of love continues to inspire. Join us for a special episode of the Third Men Podcast as we walk through the project with Ko from inception to the present day, and take an in-depth look into the heart of the city that has been so instrumental in the evolution of the music & culture we love so much. Your humble co-hosts also do some much-needed catching up with Ko since her last appearance on the program – including hearing stories from the epic Dirtbombs reunion set at the Third Man Records 10 Year Celebration last year! We’d like to thank Ko for joining us (our show’s ONLY 3-time special guest!) and encourage everyone to head to Instagram to follow the @the_heartof_detroit.

Available on:

Acast: https://shows.acast.com/5add08bb42c6787759cf4c2a/episodes/ko-the-heart-of-detroit

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-third-men-podcast/id1162004507

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1fTsRlLtkXjMRurIdq9E4u

TMP Donate: https://www.patreon.com/ThirdMenPodcast

The Heart of Detroit on Instagram: @the_heartof_detroit

Ko Melina Official on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/komelinaofficial

5 thoughts on “Episode 129 – Ko & The Heart of Detroit

  1. Great show! There is so much ❤️ in Ko’s The Heart of Detroit project. So many amazing people with extraordinary life stories! Many thanks to you at The Third Men Podcast for presenting another solid interview/podcast with one of the most amazing people on the planet, Ko Melina. Bravo!


    1. Yay Max! thank you so much for taking the time to listen to Paul and James talk to me AGAIN. You have no idea how much I had to bribe them (here’s something they don’t want you to know: THEY STOLE THE VAN). JK.


  2. Just so everyone knows, since the taping of the show, I was able to fundraise $1000 for Chef Bee (the woman feeding the homeless), $1000 for Christine, a woman who is helping fight evictions AND i have Hosted a virtual fundraiser for biden/harris lawn signs that raised $2500!! Don’t sit around and complain, DO SOMETHING! Even the smallest things help!


    1. Wonderful show. Thanks to Paul and James for featuring Ko Melina and her great photo project The Heart of Detroit on their podcast. Ko is a kind and gentle soul.


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