Debut Episode April 8th 2015 Continental Downtown


"Are We There Yet?" was a live talk show hosted by Max Rykov. Influenced by programs such as "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart",  and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, this program fostered that same sort of humor and meaningful dialogue about local issues and events. 

Through interviews and games, "Are We There Yet?" explored historical perspectives on modern problems, gave guests the chance to freely speak their minds on their particular areas of expertise or interest.

The first show featured a stellar lineup of guests: John Archibald of the Birmingham News, Mark Kelly of Weld for Birmingham, visual artist Merrilee Challiss, and spoken word poet and actor Sharrif Simmons. Also joining the debut episode was a very special guest, Laurence Brahm. Mr. Brahm is an American-born global activist, author, pioneer social enterprise entrepreneur, political-economist, international mediator, and lawyer based in Beijing and Lhasa, China. He is the founder of Himalayan Consensus, a NGO, and the African Consensus movement, both dedicated to protecting ethnic diversity through sustainable economics. He was in the United States (from his current residence in China on a tour promoting his new book, "Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World"Poster design by Vernon Moody. Photos by Nik Layman Photography.