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A weekly podcast featuring interviews of people making interesting communities and companies. A lot of my big lightbulb moments have come at conferences where everyone is wearing The Lanyard around their neck. I want to bring that type of experience to you wherever you're listening. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelanyard/support

A weekly podcast featuring interviews of people making interesting communities and companies. A lot of my big lightbulb moments have come at conferences where everyone is wearing The Lanyard around their neck. I want to bring that type of experience to you wherever you're listening. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelanyard/support
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A weekly podcast featuring interviews of people making interesting communities and companies. A lot of my big lightbulb moments have come at conferences where everyone is wearing The Lanyard around their neck. I want to bring that type of experience to you wherever you're listening. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelanyard/support

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@thelanyard

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English

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6056619090


Episodes

Will Bushee on hacking life

4/22/2019
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Will Bushee is a lot of things. He's a tech guy who has worked in data mining, he's helped startups, and he's held countless coding camps for kids. He's working to bring coding to girls and minorities. He's a hacker who has rewired Alexa to say some interesting things. He gets more done than most and we talked about the education, mentorship, and decisions that have made it all possible. It's a fun discussion with a lot of business lessons. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:01:10:31

Jon Morgan, the day trader

4/15/2019
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Jon Morgan has fans around the world, yet he kind of blends in here in Yankton, South Dakota. I wanted to talk to him to learn about how day trading works, and to unlock some of the mysteries of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. It ended up being eye-opening to me, and I thought I knew a lot about this stuff. We also talked about ransomware, working at the Human Services Center, and a little bit about Game of Thrones. -- Subscribe to our YouTube channel at...

Duration:01:01:51

Carolyn Becker, the believer in radio

4/8/2019
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From an early age, Carolyn Becker loved the radio. In high school she decided she was going to own a radio station. Then she started taking steps to make her goal a reality. Her college classes and the jobs she took were deliberately chosen to get her to that goal. She bought her first stations in her early thirties. She now owns 18. There are some great business lessons here. -- Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/bensbrewingco Become a supporter of this...

Duration:01:02:30

Mike Henriksen, the broadcaster

4/1/2019
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You may know Mike Henriksen from his radio shows - SportsMax and Calling All Sports. Or you may know him from calling high school championship games in football and basketball. He just returned from a little vacation to Phoenix after calling the 2019 South Dakota High School AA tournament. We talked for a bit about the controversial ending to the semi-final game between the Yankton Bucks and Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights. Mike knew he wanted to be on radio from the time he was a very young...

Duration:01:10:45

Interviews with the hosts of two of our new podcasts

3/25/2019
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The Lanyard has been cooking! We have a growing listenership and we're having fun interviewing people making interesting communities and companies. On today's show we're going to introduce you to the hosts of two new podcasts that we're helping launch. - Part 1 is an interview with Ted and Alice Miller, my friends who are musicians in the area. They just launched Pluckin Strings With Ted and Alice Miller a podcast where they interview singers and songwriters. I'm helping produce that show...

Duration:00:48:40

Brienne Maner, the believer in downtown

3/18/2019
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Brienne Maner is a vice president with Downtown Sioux Falls. She has been to my town on several occasions to share tips and tricks on how to revitalize downtowns in rural America. The downtown area in Sioux Falls was fine when I lived there in 2000, but 19 years later it's something really special and 2500 more people live downtown. We breakdown the steps that made that possible. Besides talking about downtowns, we also talk marketing, crime podcasts, and a feminine product drive that...

Duration:01:09:18

Jeff Zueger and Mike Yaeger, producers of The White Wall Sessions

3/11/2019
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The White Wall Sessions is an amazing television show featuring musicians and their original songs. The show has a big following on TV, but they have also spread the brand to over 500,000 YouTube views and they have a big following on all social media. We talk about how this experiment turned into a business and how they manage the huge following. Jeff Zueger is the executive producer and Mike Yaeger is the associate producer of The White Wall Sessions. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:58:21

Brodie Mueller, the brewer

3/4/2019
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Brodie Mueller wanted to be a social worker and make a difference in people's lives. Somehow he found himself in Aberdeen, South Dakota brewing beer and building out a beautiful event space. I wanted to know what he's building and how those steps connect. Brodie helped create the 1 Million Cups chapter in Aberdeen, he's taught sex education in the schools, he had dreams of being a broadcaster... It's fun conversation about possibility and patience. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:01:06:45

Jolene Loetscher, the Doogooder

2/25/2019
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This was a really fun episode. Jolene Loetscher is a former TV broadcaster, she's a Coca Cola Scholar, an entrepreneur, an advocate for victims of sexual assault, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a former candidate for office and so much more. We talked about entrepreneurship, leadership, and the struggles and triumphs. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelanyard/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

Duration:01:15:33

Ted Heeren, the flower man.

2/18/2019
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Ted Heeren is one of my heroes in South Dakota. He's made it cool to love the little rural places we are all from and he's made the world a whole lot more creative with his marketing firm, with his art gallery, but most notably for me with his radio show The Rock Garden Tour. It's an episode chock full of nuggets about loving the place we live. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelanyard/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

Duration:01:05:42

Alana Snyder, 605 Magazine

2/11/2019
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We get to interview Alana Snyder who started 605 Magazine at the age of 23. They just celebrated their 10-year-anniversary and they do a great job celebrating living in South Dakota. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelanyard/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

Duration:01:02:22

Tony Maibaum, the producer

2/4/2019
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If you've seen the Ben's Brewing Co. videos or the new Open Mic video series The Copper Room has put out then you have seen Tony's great work. He's a photographer, a videographer, a technologist, a city commissioner, a budding real estate mogul, and so much more. Tony donates a bunch of time mentoring entrepreneurs and helping various local causes. He definitely makes the area more interesting. A fun surprise was how he almost made it on the show Big Brother. Become a supporter of this...

Duration:01:17:47

Matt Michels, former lieutenant governor of South Dakota

1/28/2019
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Matt Michels grew up in Vermillion, South Dakota and eventually went on to serve eight years as lieutenant governor in South Dakota. We talk about his early struggles at home and his roundabout way to becoming a lawyer and eventually a politician. The first half of the interview really helped me understand how he became the man he is. The second half of the interview focuses on the opportunities for rural America and some things we may want to double down on. I was surprised how many times...

Duration:01:13:40

Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff, the Prioress

1/21/2019
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How does an ordinary kid from Miller, South Dakota grow up and decide to become a nun? This is interview is with Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff, who is currently the prioress of the Yankton Benedictines. I was particularly interested in how she and her order are shaping education and healthcare in the region and how the Benedictines are reaching out to the public in 2019. How and why are they using social media? S. Maribeth has taken away a lot of the mystery of what it's like to be a nun....

Duration:01:03:08

The Lanyard - Trailer

1/8/2019
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I love people building businesses and people making their towns and cities more interesting. When I think of some of my breakthroughs on these topics, I think of being at conferences. When your'e at a conference.... you get The Lanyard to wear around your neck. I want to bring that experience of world class speakers from a conference right to you wherever you are, without the cost of travel or time away from home. Get to know host Ben Hanten and producer Tony Maibaum. Become a supporter of...

Duration:00:06:17