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The People of Peoria Podcast

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The People of Peoria Podcast is a local show that exists to introduce you to the people and places that shape the culture of the Peoria, Illinois area the most. Join two friends, Austin & Alex, as we learn the stories behind the places we all know and love, grab coffee (or a beer) with the people who are making a difference in the community, and discover things about Peoria we never knew! Got ideas for the show or businesses, people, and organizations that should be featured? Send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com.

The People of Peoria Podcast is a local show that exists to introduce you to the people and places that shape the culture of the Peoria, Illinois area the most. Join two friends, Austin & Alex, as we learn the stories behind the places we all know and love, grab coffee (or a beer) with the people who are making a difference in the community, and discover things about Peoria we never knew! Got ideas for the show or businesses, people, and organizations that should be featured? Send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com.

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United States

Description:

The People of Peoria Podcast is a local show that exists to introduce you to the people and places that shape the culture of the Peoria, Illinois area the most. Join two friends, Austin & Alex, as we learn the stories behind the places we all know and love, grab coffee (or a beer) with the people who are making a difference in the community, and discover things about Peoria we never knew! Got ideas for the show or businesses, people, and organizations that should be featured? Send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

3095322250


Episodes

Jodie & Cliff Vieira, Founders of Crafted DIY Studio & Bar - Episode 18

7/26/2021
Today we have a highly requested episode we get to share with you! The experiences we get to have and the people we get to meet is always the best part of doing this podcast. And this episode is no different. We got to hangout for an evening with Jodie & Cliff Vieira, Founders of Crafted DIY Studio & Bar in the Warehouse District. In this casual episode, they share what it was like to open Crafted 2 WEEKS before the shutdown, how Cliff has been Jodie's landlord twice, the process of adding...

Duration:01:14:41

Jeff Himstedt, Owner of J.Him Woodworking - Episode 17

7/12/2021
Getting to meet the people who make up our community is the BEST part of doing this podcast! For Episode 17, we had such a fun and casual conversation with Jeff Himstedt, Owner of J.Him Woodworking, recorded live from his shop. HUGE thanks to Bearded Owl for the brews and Peacocks Pub for the pizza and wings. Jeff is an incredible craftsman. In this episode, he shares his journey from growing up on his family's farm to entering the Air Force to starting his own woodworking business. In his...

Duration:01:18:17

Jan Powers, Owner of Stone Well Gardens - Episode 16

6/28/2021
Now that we're at Episode 16, it's about time we share our first outdoor episode with you! And here it is! This week, we had the incredible opportunity to meet Jan Powers, tour Stone Well Gardens, and enjoy a couple glasses of wine. Jan has written a column in the Journal Star for over 10 years, is a garden writer, an artist, author of multiple books, and the host of the annual Market on Moss. She also has recently walked through a journey to learn more about her father who died as a pilot...

Duration:01:04:55

Tristan & Mitch Popadziuk, Owners of CxT Roasting Company - Episode 15

6/14/2021
You know we had a good time when we stay for 4 extra hours after an interview concludes, just to continue the conversation! We connected so quickly with Tristan and Mitch Popadziuk, 2 of the 3 owners of CxT Roasting Company, and we can't wait to share some of our conversation with you today! In addition to a whole lot of laughs, we talk about what they'd do if they won the lottery, the story of how CxT moved from a newfound passion to a growing family-owned business, the process of growing...

Duration:01:06:03

Jam & Danny Rohr, Owners of Black Dog Metal Arts & Up Beet Jams - Episode 14

5/31/2021
"People are capable of more than they realize." - Jam Rohr Welcome back to The People of Peoria Podcast! We've got such a fun episode to share with you today as we got to hang out and have some beers with Jam & Danny Rohr, owners of Black Dog Metal Arts and Up Beet Jams. These are two of the most thoughtful, intentional people here in Peoria and we're incredibly grateful for the time we had to get to know them a little better. Today, Jam & Danny share some fun stories about cliff diving,...

Duration:01:07:39

Joshua Gunn, CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce - Episode 13

5/17/2021
Welcome back to The People of Peoria Podcast! We've got an awesome conversation recorded live from the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce to share with you today. For Episode 13, we had the chance to have a beer with Joshua Gunn, CEO of the Chamber, who moved to our community 3 months into COVID-19. Today, Joshua shares the potential and opportunity he sees in Peoria, how music has been the guide in his life and provided opportunities to tour internationally, how he's grown as a leader in the...

Duration:00:54:02

Interview & Live Performance with Nathan Peterson - Episode 12

5/1/2021
Welcome back to The People of Peoria Podcast! We are so excited to start sharing the stories of Peoria again. Today, we're sharing an emotional and real conversation we actually recorded back in February with local musician, Nathan Peterson. Nathan and his wife have 5 children — three boys and two girls — one of whom was born with Trisomy 18 and now has gone ahead of them. In this episode, Nathan shares about the role music has played throughout his life, the beautiful and hard memories...

Duration:01:21:45

Kayla Phillips, Graphic Designer & Illustrator at Kayla Phillips Design - Episode 11

12/14/2020
We're closing out 2020 with a fun one, LIVE (and distanced) from the comforts of Alex's three-seasons porch because Alex recently tore his patellar tendon (he shares the whole story at the start of the conversation). For Episode 11, we're welcoming Kayla Phillips on to the show. If you've been following us on social media, you know that we've been partnering with Kayla on our recent #LoveWhereYouLivePeoria campaign, through which we raised $1000 to give directly back to local businesses and...

Duration:00:58:13

Jake Hamann, Founder of the Peoria Innovation Alliance - Episode 10

10/28/2020
We made it to Episode 10! For this one, we had the incredible opportunity to hang out with Jake Hamann at The Nest Coworking downtown. A serial entrepreneur and local ecosystem builder, Jake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Peoria Innovation Alliance. This episode is a special one. Jake opened up and brought us into his story in such a powerful and honest way. He shares about growing up in Pekin, how his entrepreneurial mindset has led him to build initiatives and businesses...

Duration:02:20:38

Nick Yates & Jaymee Barra of BUILD Peoria - Episode 9

10/12/2020
Welcome back to The People of Peoria Podcast! Today on the show, we've got Nick Yates and Jaymee Barra of BUILD Peoria, an organization that exists to unite the community through their love of the Peoria area to physically BUILD Peoria into a better place and leave a legacy for future generations. Nick and Jaymee are both incredible people and I was grateful for the opportunity to grab some drinks with them at Olympia Sports Bar & Grill and hear their stories and the story of BUILD Peoria....

Duration:01:06:41

BONUS EPISODE: JK Williams Distilling Launch Party (w/ Andy Faris & Jeff Murphy)

10/1/2020
We've got an EXCITING bonus episode for you guys! (AND Alex is back for it!) If you haven't heard, JK Williams Distilling is bringing the legacy back to Peoria. We were recently invited to the Launch Party at Peoria Country Club (the fanciest party either of us have ever been to) and we got to learn about the legacy of JK Williams, the new vision for where it's headed, and meet the new people behind the reintroduction of the brand. For the first portion of the episode, we share the Gold...

Duration:00:25:29

Reagan Leslie, Creative Director at Leslie Tyler Design - Episode 8

9/28/2020
For Episode 8, Austin had such a great time connecting with Reagan Leslie, Creative Director at Leslie Tyler Design (@blackhouseseven on Instagram), at her office in the Sunbeam Building. The conversation was a coffee-spilling good time. (Inside joke. Not really. Reagan just spilled her coffee like 3 times while we were recording and it made for some laughs. 😂) Reagan is so kind. Not only did she share some free interior design tips and inspiration to add your voice to your home, we also...

Duration:01:11:02

Ronda Guyton, Corrections Superintendent of Peoria Sheriff's Office & Founder of Living to Serve Foundation - Episode 7

9/14/2020
THE PEOPLE OF PEORIA PODCAST IS BACK! For Episode 7, Austin got to meet with Ronda Guyton at the Creve Coeur Club in downtown Peoria. Ronda is the Corrections Superintendent at the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Founder of the Living to Serve Foundation, and someone who is very active throughout the community. We talked growing up in Harrison Homes, having a son when she was a teenager, how she overcame obstacles to get where she is today, her journey with breast cancer (and how that...

Duration:01:06:56

Carl Cannon, Founder of ELITE Youth Outreach - Episode 6

3/9/2020
For Episode 6, we had the incredible opportunity to sit down at the Riverplex with Carl Cannon, Founder of ELITE Youth Outreach. Earlier this year, Carl was featured on the Returning the Favor show (hosted by Mike Rowe) and we had so many people reach out asking us to get him on the podcast. So when he said yes, we were ecstatic! Carl has such a huge heart for Peoria, and he has such a huge story to tell. We could barely touch the surface of who he is and all he's doing in the hour we had...

Duration:01:07:50

Casey Baldovin, Owner of Baldovin Construction & Development - Episode 5

2/24/2020
Today we're excited to share Episode 5 with Casey Baldovin, Founder of Baldovin Construction & Development! As you can tell in the episode, we had such a blast meeting Casey. (And we got to hang out with him for an hour afterwards, which was also fun!) We covered all sorts of things (with a bunch of 2-part answers): the story behind his signature Sox hat, his vision for Peoria, how he’s been creating businesses since his lemonade stand when he was 7-years-old, his favorite projects that...

Duration:01:05:36

Chelsie Tamms, Owner of Lettering Works & Creator of 100 Days of Peoria - Episode 4

2/10/2020
For Episode 4, we had the opportunity to connect with Chelsie Tamms, Owner of Lettering Works, a hand-lettering design company that was originally founded in Peoria in 2016, and the Creator of 100 Days of Peoria. We actually just saw some of her art when we were at Dream Center Peoria for Episode 2 of the podcast! Chelsie has done some incredible projects throughout the area! We loved meeting her and learning more about the arts community in Peoria, the time she won $200 at a hula hoop...

Duration:00:47:51

Nick Babcock, Founder and Head Brewer at Bearded Owl Brewing - Episode 3

1/27/2020
This has been such a fun project! Thank you for listening and supporting us! For Episode 3, we're live from Bearded Owl Brewing in downtown Peoria to talk with Nick Babcock, Founder and Head Brewer there. We really hit it off with Nick, the beers were awesome, and we loved learning more about a place we both love to spend time at. They just celebrated 2 years as a business, so we were grateful to learn more of Nick's personal story, the story of The Bearded Owl, how a home brewing...

Duration:00:50:19

Andy King, Director of Dream Center Peoria - Episode 2

1/13/2020
We can't thank you all enough for your support after we launched on January 1! We're so encouraged! For Episode 2, we're live from Dream Center Peoria to talk with Andy King. Andy and the team at the Dream Center are doing some incredible work to support the community as part of their mission to impact families living in poverty, starting with kids and youth. Andy's a great storyteller and we were so grateful to hear about what he calls a life-long "pull for Peoria," his time playing...

Duration:00:54:39

Travis Mohlenbrink, Owner of Spice Hospitality - Episode 1

1/1/2020
EPISODE 1 IS FINALLY HERE! On Episode 1, we had the opportunity to sit down with Travis Mohlenbrink. Along with being on quite a few boards for local nonprofits, Travis is the mind behind Thyme, Sugar, Industry Brewing, Cracked Pepper Cafe, Cayenne, and The Warehouse on State. (He's a busy man!) We loved hearing some of his personal story and the journey of Spice Hospitality, along with the stories behind when he caught the shark on the wall at Thyme (and when he traveled cross-country...

Duration:00:41:45

TRAILER 2 - The "Funny" One

11/21/2019
Join Austin & Alex for a failed game of "this or that," some highlights for what's coming on The People of Peoria Podcast, and some good ol' fashioned laughs. We're really excited for this podcast and we hope you'll join us as we explore the people and places that shape the culture of Peoria, IL! Got ideas for the show or businesses, people, and organizations that should be featured? Let us know on Facebook or IG, or send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com -- The People of...

Duration:00:07:30