About The Truth In This Art podcast

About Rob Lee:

Rob Lee is a cultural curator, journalist, and podcaster hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. As a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Rob brings a unique perspective to his work. With over ten years of experience in data analytics and a background in podcasting, he combines his passions to assist clients in podcast marketing and brand development. In 2019, he launched the Truth in this Art Podcast, which shares authentic stories from creatives in Baltimore City and beyond. The podcast's dedication to showcasing established and emerging artists, small business owners, and cultural leaders has garnered recognition and praise.

As a visionary, Rob aims to shed light on the brilliance within cities often overshadowed by negative press. Through his pursuit of truth, he hopes to inspire and instill a sense of pride in the local community, whether they are natives or transplants, by celebrating the beauty and authenticity of their cities.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Resident podcaster at Baltimore Improv Group Theater since 2019.
  • Featured speaker at various events, such as Creative Mornings Baltimore, Baltimore City College, Cristo Rey Jesuit School, and the Maryland Arts Summit.
  • Advisory Board Member of Creative Nomads since 2021.
  • Producer for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health podcast from 2020 to 2021.
  • Headliner at the Baltimore Podcast Festival from 2016 to 2019.
  • Media features in Shout Out LA, BmoreArt, Baltimore Magazine, Gritty Vibes, Voyage Baltimore, and more.

Podcast Clients and Collaborations:

Rob Lee has worked with numerous podcast clients and collaborated with organizations including:

  • DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Black Art Matters ATX
  • Small Press Expo
  • Creative Alliance
  • Motor House
  • And many others

Major Sponsors:

Major sponsors of Rob Lee's work include:

  • The Gutierrez Memorial Fund
  • The Robert W Deutsch Foundation
  • Maryland State Arts Commission

Branding Partners:

Rob Lee and The Truth in This Art have established partnerships with the following brands, creating unique collaborations and signature products:

  • Foraged Eatery: The Rob Lee Signature Cocktail (2022-2023) - Foraged Eatery has created a special cocktail in collaboration with Rob Lee, reflecting his unique taste and style. This signature cocktail embodies the essence of The Truth in This Art podcast.
  • Ceremony Coffee Roasters: Signature Coffee Roast Partnership (2023) - Rob Lee has teamed up with Ceremony Coffee Roasters to develop a signature coffee roast. This exclusive blend captures the spirit of The Truth in This Art podcast, offering listeners and coffee enthusiasts an exceptional coffee experience.

Collaborators and Community Sponsors:

Rob Lee and The Truth in This Art have had the privilege to collaborate with and receive support from various businesses and organizations within the community, including:

  • Foraged Eatery
  • Doubledutch Boutique
  • MotorHouse
  • Bazaar
  • Fire & Bliss Creative
  • Charmington Holistics
  • Sophomore Coffee
  • Black Acres Roastery


Rob Lee and The Truth in This Art have received media coverage and features in various notable publications, including:

  • Shout Out LA
  • BmoreArt
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Gritty Vibes
  • Voyage Baltimore

These are just a few examples of the media outlets that have recognized and highlighted Rob Lee and his podcast.