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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 us Host Jeff Himstedt, co-host Reagan Leslie and producer Tyler Frazee, 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.

Location:

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 us Host Jeff Himstedt, co-host Reagan Leslie and producer Tyler Frazee, 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

Joshua Lanning

12/18/2023
Josh is an extremely accomplished three star chef from north Peoria. He has traveled the world cooking for the most wealthiest of people but now he is back in the 309 with him family as a co-owner of Slow Hand Craft BBQ. Its an incredible life story about seeking joy, success and a sence of accomplishment! Slow Hand Craft BBQ 4450 N Prospect Rd Ste S-1, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 (309) 670-0336 https://slowhandcraftbbq.com/ Joshua Lanning Chef & Restaurateur https://www.joshualanning.com/ https://www.instagram.com/joshualanning/

Duration:01:37:26

Flower Power

12/9/2023
Flowers, Events and a little bit of life mixed in… nothing is off the table in this discussion. In this episode learn how LeFleur Floral Design + Events, located in Washington, Illinois started as a little retail shop and has cultivated their love and passion in the wedding and event space over the last decade in order to survive and thrive. From the extra 5%, to culture, to knowing your enneagram number… you’ll quickly learn why LeFleur is more than just a flower shop. LeFleur Floral Design & Events, In (309) 444-1555 905 Peoria St, Washington, IL 61571 https://lefleurfloraldesign.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeFleurFloralDesign/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lefleurfloraldesign/?hl=en

Duration:01:28:10

"Riding Beyond Limits: Unbridling Success with Equestrian Pro, Kristina Koehler"

12/6/2023
"Join us in the saddle for an exhilarating episode as we talk with Kristina Koehler, owner and head trainer at Eyes up Equestrian. Discover how Kristina is leading area riders and enthusiasts as she carves out spaces for connection, support, and shared passion in the dynamic realm of horsemanship. From barn camaraderie to global equestrian networks, saddle up for an inspiring conversation on fostering togetherness in the vibrant world of horses and riders!" Eyes up Equestrian (309) 210-8047 15501 W Brimfield-Jubilee Rd, Brimfield, IL 61517 https://www.eyesupequestrian.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyesupequestrian/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eyesupequestrian/

Duration:00:50:53

A Kids Book About Consent (Karli Johnson)

10/22/2023
We sit down with Karli Johnson M.S.Ed, international TEDx Speaker, Educator, Advocate, and Author of the best selling “A Kids Book About Consent” in a fun, informative and approachable conversation on sex, consent, masculinity and more! “A Kids Book About Consent is available to purchase at your local bookstores and online through Amazon, Target, and more! Follow Karli on Instagram and Facebook or visit her website www.karlijohnson.com for more info on how you can get Karli to speak to your group!

Duration:01:08:52

quarantine polaroid journal (Alex Loental)

7/12/2023
“Film isn’t dead, and neither is the spirit of analog photography in Peoria, IL. On today’s episode we interviewed local film photographer and Peoria DIY punk scene documentarian Alex Loental. follow him and his photography adventures on his IG: @quarantinepolaroidjournal”

Duration:01:02:51

Foraged Roots Apothecary (Lily Scalf)

7/5/2023
At Foraged Roots Apothecary inspire kids through art, science and nature through thier natural dye kits. They give kids a fun hands on activity that grows confidence and problem solving skills. Foraged Roots Apothecary was created by CEO/Founder Lily Scalf. Lily Scalf has a background in fashion and was inspired to create the kits when she realized the harm of the industry. She hopes that her natural dye kits will not only be a fun hands on learning activity but wil alsohelp grow conscious consumers. The natural dye kits will officially launch in September and will soon be available for purchase at The Riverfront Museum. https://www.facebook.com/foragedrootsapothecary https://www.instagram.com/foragedrootsapothecary/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lilyvco/

Duration:00:54:03

Afterfund (Omar Yunus)

6/28/2023
"Jeff welcomed Omar Yunus, a cofounder at Afterfund, which is a global digital endowment platform. In this episode, Jeff crunched down on some baklava while the two guys discussed beards, Jeff's passion project (the Evan Bed), the effective altruism movement, Peoria's potential, Hinge Theory, and an exciting new batch of local startups. They also explore Afterfund's mission to dramatically grow the impact of donations for a global community of Muslim Millennial donors by connecting them to charitable investing. Will Jeff enjoy baklava? Can the two of them start a beard movement in Peoria? And will Omar manage to explain why he bought Jeff's wife a card? Find out all this and more on the Afterfund edition of the People of Peoria Podcast." http://Afterfund.co

Duration:01:39:40

Galacto Corporation (Daniel Mueller)

6/21/2023
“In this one we interviewed Daniel Mueller, the Founder and CEO of Galacto Corporation and discussed their newest innovation… an AI secretary which remembers your day. We discuss memory loss, hacking, the future of AI, and much more” https://www.galacto.co/

Duration:00:54:28

!!!! MISSING PERSON!!!! (Logan Dunne)

6/15/2023
Logan Dunne has been missing from Carle (Methodist) hospital since June 2nd at 5:30 am. Wearing a blue shirt, jeans, and Adidas shoes. Brownish/ red hair and he does not have his glasses. If you have ANY information please call 911 and report it. lets bring Logan home...

Duration:00:49:57

Greater Peoria Honor Flight ( Luke & Yvonne Rosenbohm

5/30/2023
How a group of Peoria area volunteers are giving our local veterans an experience of a life time. And how one Scottish woman can out whit the FAA and track down the love of her life airman. https://www.facebook.com/GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Duration:01:03:25

Richard's on Main

5/24/2023
Secret tunnels, speakeasies and steak dinners till 4:00 am! Fitting for any full length feature, in this week’s episode you’ll hear the story of a rebirth of a Peoria legend. Join us on another wild adventure as we dive under Main Street and hear all about how they plan to cater to the often forgotten about, hiding in plain sight.

Duration:00:50:37

Baked Blessings (Lisa Rodeghiero)

5/17/2023
In a small shop in Morton, Illinois, Lisa is using her happy place to bake some of the coolest cookies in the area. Between the two of them, they are cranking out an extraordinary amount of sweets. Take a listen to the cookie queen! https://bakedblessingsbylisa.com/contact-information https://instagram.com/bakedblessings?igshid=MmJiY2I4NDBkZg==

Duration:01:06:56

Selfie Space ( Renee Waller )

5/10/2023
Get your selfie on! Down In the heart of downtown Peoria the selfie space is lit up! Whether you want a picture in a tub full of balls, in the jungle room, and the scream room, or the mirror room. Plan your next event with Renee at The Selfie Space. https://www.facebook.com/SelfieSpacePeoria?mibextid=LQQJ4d Selfie Space (309) 634-6812

Duration:00:46:05

Peoria Camera Shop ( Ava Kamm )

5/3/2023
What happens when you get a master’s degree in Zoology? Well you wind up saving one of Peoria’s historic treasures and buy a camera shop! Join us for another fun filled episode as Reagan and Tyler sit down with Peoria Camera Shop’s owner, Ava Kamm, and learn how this photographer took a leap of faith and kept the doors open for this more than 84 year old Peoria business. https://www.peoriacamerashop.com/

Duration:00:24:34

Shhh.... Its That Guy's Secret -( Aaron Selburg )

4/26/2023
What happens when everyone’s favorite host skips out on an episode….? Shhh… it’s That Guy’s Secret! Reagan and Tyler are joined by guest co-host Stephen Graves and sitting down with the legend himself, Aaron Selburg. Find out what happens when you give a four year old all the suits he could ever want, and why a tailor is the best investment you could ever make! https://thatguyssecret.com/

Duration:01:10:20

Busey Bank Bridge Center ( Luisa Gomes )

4/19/2023
Luisa Gomes talked to us about how the Busey Bank bridge center helps individuals with financial coaching. Everything from improving your credit score to buy your dream home to setting up retirement for yourself. And most importantly, the services are completely free even to non-Busey customers! Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BuseyBankBridgeCenter?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Duration:00:49:57

Triple Dipple's & MadMac's Coffee ( Harreld Webster, Jr. )

4/12/2023
How do you become the best cheese cake baker in all the land?… study broadcast journalism, work as a dispatcher, attempt to glue back a beard at a mortuary, sprinkle some teaching over it all and of course… listen to your wife! Join us for another incredible conversation with serial entrepreneur Harreld and find out why he has the Midas touch. “Harreld is a cheesecake artisan and exemplifies the ability to turn a dream into a successful business,” said Amanda Beadles, Director of Economic Development for the City of Chillicothe. “Our community is proud that Harreld chose Historic Downtown Chillicothe as its home for Triple Dipple’s one-of-a-kind experience. Our unique local businesses make Chillicothe, Illinois, a destination.” ( Discover Peoria ) https://www.madmacscoffee.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TripleDipples/

Duration:01:30:22

Hoop House Creative (Connor Parkhurst)

4/5/2023
What happens when everyone agrees that cinematography is magic? The gang winds up in the basement (that is most definitely not his mother’s) of Hoop House Creative’s founder Connor Parkhaust. Tune in this week for a wild conversation on everything from weddings to horror movies and what the heck a cat cafe has to do with it. https://hoophousecreative.com/

Duration:01:20:38

MUSE Morton (Katie Vanderburg)

3/29/2023
A divorce coach, ceramic artist, and real estate investor walk into a bar... Katie Vanderburg hosted the team a MUSE in Morton (headquarters for all her and her husbands many and varied businesses) and we talked everything from what it means to start a business, grow a business, and sell that business while always keeping a eye out for interests to grow and evolve!--

Duration:00:54:28

Discover Peoria ( J.D. Dalfonso )

3/22/2023
We sat down with J.D with Discover Peoria to find out what really is Discover Peoria about and what do they do. There is so many different opportunities they have to offer that we don't think most of you guys know about! https://www.peoria.org/

Duration:01:20:43