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Conversations with people who make things and make things happen.

Conversations with people who make things and make things happen.
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Conversations with people who make things and make things happen.

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English


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Episode 16: Wayne Bledsoe

9/29/2017
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"Don't Worry about looking foolish. Just do it." - Wayne Bledsoe Wayne Bledsoe has seen it all...and written about it. An entertainment writer for almost 40 years, Wayne has interviewed everyone from Knoxville legends like RB Morris to superstars like Taylor Swift. We dig into some cool (and weird...) memories, Waynestock, and what it means to take chances and push yourself artistically. AND - "WDVX: 20 Years of East Tennessee's Own"...the book. Available for pre-order NOW at www.wdvx.com...

Duration:00:29:23

Episode 15: Chris Miller interviews Chris McAdoo

9/8/2017
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Chris Miller of 3 Roots Capital interviews our own Chris McAdoo, founder and creative director of Best Behavior Creative Club as part of "Rise & Grind", an original quarterly interview series with entrepreneurs, funders, and leaders about business growth and access to capital. Chris digs super deep into the strategies and values that make Best Behavior tick and how important it is to develop a strong brand (and hopefully, a strong character!) from the beginning stages of a company so that...

Duration:00:36:54

Episode 14: Brandon Bruce / Kenneth Harring

8/24/2017
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Host Chris McAdoo talks with Cirrus Insight (#41 of Inc 5000 company and one of the fastest growing companies in TN...which is very cool...) founder & CEO Brandon Bruce and #mrihatemondays Kenneth Harring about the art of being "whelmed"...or, how to stay focused, maintain sanity AND accomplish your goals. Check 'em out: Cirrus Insight Brandon Bruce Kenneth Harring Special Guests: Brandon Bruce and Kenneth Harring.

Duration:00:23:31

Episode 13: Austin Church

8/8/2017
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Austin Church lays it all out - from laid off copywriter to successful app maker, author, and business consultant. Austin is one of the most driven people I know, and he works hard to find that drive in others. We talk about what it takes to "make it" (hint: it involves working hard, mastering a craft, and getting paid what you're worth). Settle in - we talk a while and it's worth it. - Chris McAdoo Austin is on the internet: austinlchurch.com (Good Advice for Freelancers: Say Yes to...

Duration:01:22:26

Episode 12: Bill May, Executive Director of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

7/13/2017
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A note from host Chris McAdoo: What a cool interview. I've loved Arrowmont and it's mission for a long time. It was AMAZING to tour the campus, see people from all over the world attending workshops ranging from metalworking to pottery and printmaking...and seeing real creative, collaborative joy on so many faces. Bill walked me through the grounds where everyone is engaged and creating - and to where buildings were taken by the recent wildfires that devastated Gatlinburg, TN. (Note - I grew...

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 11: Chris and George Talk: Doing the Work

6/29/2017
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Chris and George are DOING THE WORK on this short (podsnack, if you will) episode of Enjoyable Listen Time. This week brings us a conversation about the nature of work (i.e. overwork) and how sick we are of telling everyone that we’re “so busy”. The “cult of busy” is a force to be reckoned with and we’re gonna fight it with all we got. Go to a baseball game. Get outside. Talk to your kids. We get into the business end of “following your passion”…AND, George coins the phrase “Drive vs....

Duration:00:29:28

Episode 10: David Butler, Executive Director of the Knoxville Museum of Art

6/14/2017
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David Butler has been at the helm of the Knoxville Museum of Art since 2006, and has watched the art world change dramatically. We talk about the journey that brought him to Knoxville, what he's seen along the way, and what he sees for the future of the visual arts. We also dig deep into what makes art approachable (...such as free admission to museums!), what makes it unapproachable , and the kind of lasting impact the arts can have on an individual and a community. We also dig into the...

Duration:01:07:30

Episode 7: George Middlebrooks

5/15/2017
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The Enjoyable Listen Time podcast is hosted by Chris McAdoo and recorded/produced by George Middlebrooks. Check out our other episodes featuring Bill Foster, The Central Collective, Erin Donovan, and “Knoxville Urban Guy” Alan Sims!

Duration:00:40:18

Episode 8: Jennifer Willard Part 1

5/15/2017
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The Enjoyable Listen Time podcast is all about people that make things, and people that make things happen, hosted by Chris McAdoo and recorded/produced by George Middlebrooks. Check out our other episodes featuring Bill Foster, The Central Collective, Erin Donovan, and “Knoxville Urban Guy” Alan Sims!

Duration:00:33:51

Episode 9: Jennifer Willard Part 2

5/15/2017
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The Enjoyable Listen Time podcast is all about people that make things, and people that make things happen. ELT is a product of Best Behavior Creative Club and is hosted by Chris McAdoo and recorded/produced by George Middlebrooks. Learn more at wearebestbehavior.com. Check out our other episodes featuring Bill Foster, The Central Collective, Erin Donovan, and “Knoxville Urban Guy” Alan Sims!

Duration:00:55:09

Episode 6: Erin Donovan Part 2

4/21/2017
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Part 2 of our conversation with Erin Donovan of Visit Knoxville!

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 5: Erin Donovan Part 1

4/6/2017
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Episode #5 of our all new podcast, Enjoyable Listen Time, brings us part 1 of an AMAZING conversation with Erin Donovan, best known for her stint at WBIR as “Darin’ Erin” and now one of Knoxville’s brightest stars ambassadors for our scruffy city through her work with Visit Knoxville. We go back to her roots in New England and find out where she got her start with TV journalism and recall many frantic phone calls, satellite trucks in lightning storms, and hard work that created a lot of...

Duration:00:37:15

Episode 4: Alan Sims

3/23/2017
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In this week’s Enjoyable Listen Time podcast, we chat with writer/blogger/ex-librarian and all around good dude, Alan Sims. Learn how this self-professed introvert exposed himself to new opportunities, hard work and uncomfortable places to become the “Knoxville Urban Guy.” Alan’s blog, Inside of Knoxville, has grown from a side project to a full-time gig with 80,000 visitors a month AND he’s hosting “KnoxCentric”, a weekly radio show on WUTK Radio.

Duration:00:47:18

Episode 3: Shawn Carson

3/16/2017
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On this week’s Enjoyable Listen Time, we talk with Shawn Carson of Three Roots Capital and the University of TN Research Foundation. Hear how important it is to Keep Your Act Together as an entrepreneur in East Tennessee on the hunt for the right idea, the right funding, and the right customer.

Duration:00:53:15

Episode 2: The Central Collective

3/9/2017
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On this week’s Enjoyable Listen Time, we’re talking with Dale Mackey and Shawn Poynter, creators of The Central Collective. Tune in to hear more about fried pies, national photography and good sports and learn how their good cop/bad cop dynamic (and their shunning of pleated pants), resulted in a fun, creative space for our community.

Duration:00:38:21

Episode 1: Bill Foster

3/2/2017
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Bill Foster, photographer of the famous and “mildly well-known,” talks with Chris McAdoo and George Middlebrooks about dodging chairs in the US Navy, shooting celebrities on stage, and fighting iPads at Bonnaroo. Bill discusses the importance of learning to accept criticism, be objective and not be an a**hole. When Bill’s not busy photographing rock stars, he’s in Knoxville, Tennessee, producing original work and commercial photography. Find him on the internets at billfosterphotos.com, on...

Duration:00:33:03