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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

108. Jeff Simmermon

9/17/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jeff Simmermon “It was like river wearing down rock.” On this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jeff Simmermon. Jeff is a beautiful creative – a comedian and storyteller who hosts a fantastic podcast called “The Reluctant Phoenix.” His podcast is a series of conversations with a wide variety […]

Duration:00:55:33

107. Matthew Gilbert

9/2/2021
The Iowa Idea: Matthew Gilbert “It knew it just required me to continue to learn.” Matthew Gilbert joins me on this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast. Matthew, a native of Waterloo, IA is a descended from generations of servant leaders. he is the founder and President of Iowa C.O.R.E. Inc., Economic Development Chair for […]

Duration:00:56:34

106. Alyx Coble-Frakes

8/23/2021
The Iowa Idea: Alyx Coble-Frakes “I had to stop being shy about it.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Alyx Coble-Frakes. Alyx is a Holistic Coach and the CEO and Co-Founder of The Agenda. App who specializes in period empowerment. After returning from the Peace Corps in 2015, she felt out of […]

Duration:00:56:02

105. John Hagel

8/20/2021
The Iowa Idea: John Hagel “I’ve always been attracted to edges.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by John Hagel. John is an author, strategist, management consultant and entrepreneur with more than 40 years’ experience. After retiring as a partner from Deloitte, he released his latest book, The Journey Beyond Fear, that addresses […]

Duration:00:55:12

104. Alan Moore

8/12/2021
The Iowa Idea: Alan Moore “We can reclaim our dignity.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Alan Moore. Alan is a designer and business innovator on a mission to help businesses discover their own unique beauty. Alan’s most recent books, 2016’s Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything and this year’s […]

Duration:01:14:36

103. Dave Hill

8/10/2021
The Iowa Idea: Dave Hill “It’s a sloppy look.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, Dave Hill, from show business, returns to talk about his creative process and new work that’s he’s launched since our last conversation (May 2020). One of his latest projects is The Bunny Shop, named after Dave’s mom, started by Korri […]

Duration:00:59:46

102. Janna DeVylder & Steve Baty

8/9/2021
The Iowa Idea: Janna DeVylder & Steve Baty “There’s no hero in solving complex challenges.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Janna DeVylder and Steve Baty of Meld Studios, an award-winning service design consultancy in Australia. Janna, who grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and graduated from The University of Iowa, is […]

Duration:00:53:55

101. Jessi Shakarian

7/16/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jessi Shakarian “Tell people what you’re excited about.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jessi Shakarian. Jessi is a developer turned UX designer at DIA Design Guild in Los Angeles, California. She is a UX industry writer and public speaker on usability, design, and chess. Her work has been […]

Duration:00:59:08

100. Mohamed Traore

7/12/2021
The Iowa Idea: Mohamed Traore “No losses, only lessons.” In this, the 100th episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Mohamed Traore. Mo works as a Sales Development Representative for Roboflow, Inc., a computer vision and artificial intelligence startup, based in Des Moines, Iowa. He also works as a freelance web developer, hosts a […]

Duration:00:58:30

99. Kelly Leonard

6/29/2021
The Iowa Idea: Kelly Leonard “Meaning is made in moments.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Kelly Leonard. Kelly is the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. His book, “Yes, And: Lessons from The Second City” was released to critical acclaim in 2015 by HarperCollins. […]

Duration:00:49:21

98. Preston So

6/28/2021
The Iowa Idea: Preston So “Hiraeth” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Preston So. Preston is a product architect and strategist, digital experience futurist, innovation lead, developer advocate, three-time SXSW speaker, and author of Voice Content and Usability (2021), Gatsby: The Definitive Guide (2021), and Decoupled Drupal in Practice (2018). A product leader at Oracle, Preston […]

Duration:00:57:52

97. L.D. Kidd

6/25/2021
The Iowa Idea: L.D. Kidd “100% Over Racism.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Lovar Davis Kidd. Lovar, known by L.D., is a poet, author, dance educator, musician, and fashion activist in Cedar Rapids, IA. He the CEO and Founder of 100% OVER RACISM. L.D. is no stranger to the […]

Duration:00:54:51

96. Natalie Nixon

6/21/2021
The Iowa Idea: Natalie Nixon “Wonder and Rigor.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Natalie Nixon, PhD. Natalie changes lives through ideas so that people build their creative confidence for years to come, make an impact, and get paid their worth. She is a creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and […]

Duration:00:57:52

95. Jackie Pelland

6/14/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jackie Pelland “You’re just not that big of a deal.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jackie Pelland. Jackie obsesses about leadership. She is a founding partner of the organizational design company, Slingshot25 where she designs and delivers leadership learning programs and provides executive leadership coaching. For […]

Duration:01:02:14

94. Miguel Encarnação

6/9/2021
The Iowa Idea: Miguel Encarnação “Look for the patterns.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea, I’m joined by Miguel Encarnação. Miguel is an innovation thought leader and serial chief innovation officer with experience across industries, including banking, healthcare, international development, management consulting, and higher education. He currently serves as head of data visualization (SVP) […]

Duration:00:48:56

93. John Morley

6/7/2021
The Iowa Idea: John Morley “Accommodate the richness of different perspectives.” In this episode I’m joined by John Morley. John represents my third interview with Cork natives and reinforcing the strong connections between Cork and Iowa. This Cork troika, Stephen McDonnell, Paidi O’Reilly, and John are phenomenal conversations on collaboration and innovation. Since the late-90’s […]

Duration:00:46:06

92. Jason Narducy

6/3/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jason Narducy “Just Start Moving.” In this episode, I’m joined by Jason Narducy, who Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune describes as “a first-rate songwriter and band leader.” KEXP says “you won’t see more indie rock cred than on the CV of Jason Narducy.” Hailing from Evanston, IL, Jason has recorded and […]

Duration:00:56:23

91. Ed Hess

6/1/2021
The Iowa Idea: Ed Hess “Inner peace… that’s the human journey.” For the first episode of year two at The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Ed Hess. Ed is Professor Emeritus of Business Administration in the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. His new book Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to […]

Duration:01:07:41

90. Paidi O’Reilly

5/13/2021
The Iowa Idea: Paidi O’Reilly “We have to innovate the way we innovate.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Paidi O’Reilly. This is another show that draws on the connections between Iowa and Cork. Paidi is an innovation specialist, lecturer, and trainer focused on building innovation teams that pursue bolder […]

Duration:01:12:34

89. Ed Morrison

5/12/2021
The Iowa Idea: Ed Morrison “There’s no best practice, only promising practices.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Ed Morrison. Ed is director of the Agile Strategy Lab at the University of North Alabama. Ed started his career in Washington, DC, where he was legislative assistant to an Ohio congressman, staff […]

Duration:00:55:07