One of the most sensational components of live music is the light design. With improvisational bands in particular, Light Designers must configure their craft in such a way to match the music in its free flowing element. For fans who want to know more about this fascinating trade, you can now tune into the new Light Side Podcast, hosted by Dopapod light designer Luke Stratton.The Light Side Podcast will see Stratton talk about the inner workings of light design with a series of esteemed workers in the field. The series was launched today, and the debut episode features Umphrey’s McGee LD Jefferson Waful. The two discuss preparation and design, equipment, console layout, and Waful’s journey into the world of lighting design. Stratton plans to release one episode of Light Side per month, and future guests include Greg “The Laser Shark” Ellis of Pretty Lights, Saxton Waller of ROY G BIV Light and Show Design (STS9), and Michael Smalley of Twin Designs (Bassnectar, Pitbull).You can listen to the debut episode streaming below, and head here for more information about the series.You can catch Luke Stratton on tour with Dopapod throughout 2016 and into 2017, including tour dates with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration with Aqueous and Consider The Source at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY. The band’s full schedule appears on their official website.