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Stories of Craft, Creativity, and Persistence from the Heartland.

Stories of Craft, Creativity, and Persistence from the Heartland.

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United States

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Stories of Craft, Creativity, and Persistence from the Heartland.

Language:

English


Episodes

62. Erin Becker

1/26/2021
The Iowa Idea: Erin Becker “Make sure you have something to say.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Erin Becker. Erin is a writer, communications consultant, and storytelling expert. She founded and runs Becks Communications, a consultancy that helps clients in a range of industries in the US and Latin […]

Duration:00:57:15

61. Dave Gould

1/25/2021
The Iowa Idea: Dave Gould “Feeding friends and community.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with David Gould. Dave is a modern-day embodiment of the Iowa Idea. He is a self-described accidental academic. David is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center. Previously, Dave served […]

Duration:00:51:05

60. Tim Carty

1/14/2021
The Iowa Idea: Tim Carty “Actively choose where you live.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Tim Carty. Tim has lived in Iowa City since 2009 and has lived in Iowa most of his life. He is a passionate advocate for local development and entrepreneurship. Tim has served as […]

Duration:00:50:22

59. Aaron Proietti

12/28/2020
The Iowa Idea: Aaron Proietti In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, Aaron Proietti returns as we try to make sense of 2020 from an innovation perspective. Aaron is the author of Today’s Innovator. He is an innovation expert with seventeen years of experience innovating in complex organizations. Through his company “Today’s Innovator” and […]

Duration:01:05:51

58. Jorge Arango

12/23/2020
The Iowa Idea: Jorge Arango “We need to resist the siren call of the extreme.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Jorge Arango. Jorge is an information architect, author, and educator. He helps design products and services that bring business goals and user needs into alignment. Jorge is the author […]

Duration:00:58:46

57. Jesse Elliott

12/21/2020
The Iowa Idea: Jesse Elliott You can’t always get what you want. In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Jesse Elliott. Jesse is the Director of Creative Ecosystems for CACHE (Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange), is a lifelong champion of collaborative social entrepreneurship, the power of multimedia and storytelling, […]

Duration:01:04:41

56. Matthew Swift

12/17/2020
The Iowa Idea: Matthew Swift In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Matthew Swift. Matt is an entrepreneur, restauranter, and CEO. If you enjoy great beer, great food, and well-designed settings in the ICR corridor, you’ve most likely been at one of Matt’s hospitality projects, which include St. Burch, Mosely’s, […]

Duration:00:53:21

55. Mark Nolte

12/14/2020
The Iowa Idea: Mark Nolte “It mattered to that one.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down Mark Nolte. Mark is a lifelong Iowan who feels indebted to this state and has spent his professional life trying to help strengthen and grow the economy through entrepreneurship. He and his wife Leslie […]

Duration:00:58:03

54. Samantha Ferm

12/9/2020
The Iowa Idea: Samantha Ferm “I just followed what felt like the next best step.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Samantha Ferm. Samantha helps businesses in southeast Iowa navigate the world of local, state, and federal government contracting. She also owns and operates her own massage therapy and […]

Duration:00:43:15

53. John Coyle

11/30/2020
The Iowa Idea: John Coyle “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down John Coyle. John is the founder of the online Design Thinking Academy, and a graduate of Stanford University’s D-School and holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School. At Stanford, John’s advisor […]

Duration:00:59:43

52. Andy Stoll

11/25/2020
The Iowa Idea: Andy Stoll “Creativity is the synthesis of diverse elements.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down Andy Stoll. Andy is a serial social entrepreneur and producer and has co-founded six entrepreneurial-focused organizations and currently serves as a Senior Program Officer in Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation. His career […]

Duration:01:28:03

51. Don Smithmier

11/9/2020
The Iowa Idea: Don Smithmier “Culture became everything.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with songwriter, musician, and serial entrepreneur Don Smithmier. As is the case with many guests, we have to talk about Cheap Trick and Don shares his story about meeting the pride of Rockford, IL. Don and […]

Duration:00:53:19

50. The Mads

11/5/2020
The Iowa Idea: The Mads In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with comedians Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff wrote and performed on the Emmy nominated, Peabody award-winning TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Trace played Mad Scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and Crow T. Robot, while Frank played the lovable bumbling […]

Duration:00:59:41

49. John Richard

10/30/2020
The Iowa Idea: John Richard In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with filmmaker John Richard. John is a documentary filmmaker and photographer living in Iowa City, Iowa. After receiving a degree in Environmental Science and working at the Daily Iowan newspaper, John worked as the assistant to photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier until taking a […]

Duration:00:54:26

48. Nate Staniforth

10/28/2020
The Iowa Idea: Nate Staniforth “The tricks are irrelevant.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with magician and author Nate Staniforth. Nate is a magician, writer, speaker, and star of the Discovery Channel’s hit series Breaking Magic. In 2018, Bloomsbury Publishing released Nate’s memoir Here is Real Magic, which I highly recommend […]

Duration:00:55:27

47. Kim Casko

10/23/2020
The Iowa Idea: Kim Casko “Take your time to figure it out.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Kim Casko. Kim is President and CEO of the Iowa City Area Business` Partnership, serving nearly 800 member businesses throughout Johnson County and beyond. Kim grew up in New York and […]

Duration:00:46:08

46. Kenn Goodman

10/19/2020
The Iowa Idea: Kenn Goodman “That one year off turned into the rest of my life.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Kenn Goodman. For the past 30 years, Kenn has been an important part of Chicago’s indie music scene. Known for his bands The Service and The New […]

Duration:00:58:52

45. Vivianne Castillo

10/19/2020
The Iowa Idea: Vivianne Castillo “Don’t let anybody take your voice away. Speak your truth and see where it lands.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Vivianne Castillo. Vivianne is a User Experience Researcher with 8+ years of psychology and research experience spanning multiple contexts, cultures, and industries whose […]

Duration:00:49:40

44. Chemda

10/12/2020
The Iowa Idea: Chemda “One minute at a time.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Chemda. Chemda was born in Israel and has lived in New York City since she was 4 years old, currently residing in Queens. She is a talk show host, writer and singer. She hosts […]

Duration:00:58:06

43. Shonali Bhowmik

10/8/2020
The Iowa Idea: Shonali Bhowmik “Write it down.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Shonali Bhowmik. Shonali is a proud multi-hyphenate — she is a musician, actress, comedienne, filmmaker, and writer. She currently co-hosts her own live variety show podcast series called We Don’t Even Know. She is the leader of […]

Duration:00:56:22