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My Chicago Podcast

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My Chicago is a podcast that explores the businesses, stories, and people that make Chicago great. Host Carrie Rubin interviews the entrepreneurs behind local small brick and mortar businesses in Chicago and shares their behind-the-scenes stories and the rollercoaster of keeping their business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My Chicago is a podcast that explores the businesses, stories, and people that make Chicago great. Host Carrie Rubin interviews the entrepreneurs behind local small brick and mortar businesses in Chicago and shares their behind-the-scenes stories and the rollercoaster of keeping their business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Location:

United States

Description:

My Chicago is a podcast that explores the businesses, stories, and people that make Chicago great. Host Carrie Rubin interviews the entrepreneurs behind local small brick and mortar businesses in Chicago and shares their behind-the-scenes stories and the rollercoaster of keeping their business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Language:

English


Episodes

Chicago Makers Pop Up Shop with Anna Romo

10/1/2021
Chicago Makers Pop Up Shop co-owner Anna Romo discusses her unique business that sells Chicago-made arts and crafts and helps the makers get their businesses up and running. https://mychicagopodcast.com/chicago-makers-popup

Duration:00:19:49

Wicker Park Inn with Laura Yepez

9/24/2021
Wicker Park Inn owner Laura Yepez discusses opening, remodeling, and expanding the B&B, pandemic pivots, and adding local touches to guests' stays. https://mychicagopodcast.com/wicker-park-inn

Duration:00:13:16

Rhine Hall Distillery with Jenny Solberg Katzman

9/17/2021
Rhine Hall Distillery owner Jenny Solberg Katzman discusses her distillery which focuses on European-style fruit brandies. https://mychicagopodcast.com/rhine-hall

Duration:00:20:51

Bizarre Bucktown with Gordon Meyer

9/10/2021
Bizarre Bucktown owner and storyteller Gordon Meyer discusses his walking tours sharing the history of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. https://mychicagopodcast.com/bizarre-bucktown

Duration:00:11:26

Kelly Brask, Certified Professional Organizer

9/3/2021
Certified Professional Organizer Kelly Brask discusses services she provides and offering virtual services during the pandemic. https://mychicagopodcast.com/kelly-brask

Duration:00:18:02

Ludlow Charlington's with Naji Al-Awar

8/20/2021
Ludlow Charlington's owner Naji Al-Awar discusses his dog-themed coffee shop, the charity they support, and sustainability efforts. https://mychicagopodcast.com/ludlow-charlingtons

Duration:00:16:30

Birch Road Cellar with Kim Bosse

8/13/2021
Birch Road Cellar co-owner Kim Bosse discusses her BYOB membership-based “neighborhood clubhouse” with locations in Lincoln Park and Roscoe Village. https://mychicagopodcast.com/birch-road-cellar

Duration:00:18:36

Memoir for Me with Nora Kerr

8/6/2021
Memoir for Me owner Nora Kerr shares why she started her keepsake storybook business and why capturing family stories is important. https://mychicagopodcast.com/memoir-for-me

Duration:00:14:15

Bucktown Pub with Autumn Giltner

7/30/2021
Bucktown Pub General Manager Autumn Giltner discusses the history of the bar, neighborhood support, and operating challenges during the pandemic. https://mychicagopodcast.com/bucktown-pub/

Duration:00:17:04

Spynergy with Liza Solberg

7/23/2021
Liza Solberg from Spynergy discusses her history with spin and creative solutions to keep teaching spin classes during the pandemic.

Duration:00:10:53

Purple Monkey Playroom with Jessica Roubitchek

7/16/2021
Purple Monkey Playroom owner Jessica Roubitchek discusses surviving the pandemic and changes she made to the business to keep clients and employees safe.

Duration:00:13:20

Through the Body with Stephanie Escobedo

7/9/2021
Stephanie Escobedo from Through the Body shares why she started this dance-centric fitness studio and why creating community was important to her.

Duration:00:15:28

Catalyst Movement Arts with Andrea Gaines

6/25/2021
Andrea Gaines discusses her fitness studio, Catalyst Movement Arts, and the benefits of pole dancing over and above physical fitness.

Duration:00:17:37

Escape Artistry with Maren Rosenberg

6/18/2021
Maren Rosenberg shares the story of Escape Artistry being the first escape room in Chicago and what sets them apart from the competition.

Duration:00:38:26

Irazu with Henry Cerdas

6/11/2021
Henry Cerdas shares the story of his parents opening Irazu in 1990 and the generosity that allowed him to make it through the past year.

Duration:00:35:56

Wink Optical with Dr. Stacy Beute

6/4/2021
Dr. Stacy Beute talks about operating a healthcare business during a pandemic and the different optical services Wink Optical provides.

Duration:00:16:31

The Kids Table with Elena Marre

5/28/2021
The Kids Table owner Elena Marre discusses navigating the rollercoaster of keeping a small business afloat during a pandemic.

Duration:00:30:22

One Strange Bird with Emily Gloekler

5/21/2021
Emily Gloekler discusses the entrepreneurial journey that started in Africa and led her to buy the gift store/art studio One Strange Bird.

Duration:00:29:41

Zen Yoga Garage with Melissa Talleda

5/13/2021
Zen Yoga Garage managing partner Melissa Talleda chats about pivoting to online and outdoor classes during the pandemic.

Duration:00:12:34

Joey G's Mac and Cheese with Joe Glorioso

5/6/2021
Joe Glorioso aka "Joey G" talks about starting his mac and cheese restaurant and staying afloat in the pandemic.

Duration:00:26:12