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This Is the End

8/12/2019
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In the final episode of The Btown Lowdown, Jen and Jeremy reminisce about the pod, mention a few highlights, wander off on all sorts of weird tangents, and generally wrap things up.

Duration:00:29:46

The Dad Episode

6/10/2019
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In Episode 42 of The Btown Lowdown we celebrate dads! Jen and I talk about our beloved dads ... We share some interesting/weird dad-related facts ... and I talk with my buddies Josh Hogan and Mark Abdoo about the joys and perils of fatherhood in an epic "dad chat."

Duration:00:38:26

Summertime!

6/3/2019
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It's summer in Btown, y'all! In Episode 41 we celebrate the advent of summer ... Jeremy talks with Dave Askins, co-founder of the B-Square Beacon ... and we give you the lowdown on all the cool events going on around town this week.

Duration:00:23:02

The Memorial Day Episode

5/27/2019
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In episode 40 of The Btown Lowdown we drop some knowledge about Memorial Day ... Jeremy talks with Mat Alano-Martin about the Limestone Comedy Festival ... and we give you the lowdown on some cool events happening this week.

Duration:00:26:43

The Bike Episode

5/20/2019
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In Episode 39 of The Btown Lowdown … We celebrate Bike Month … We talk with Hannah Brown about the Bloomington Community Bike Project … And we give you the lowdown on what’s going on around town this week.

Duration:00:33:30

BLEMF!

5/13/2019
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In Episode 38 of The Btown Lowdown … We celebrate the end of the IU school year and the consequent plentiful downtown parking … We talk with Alaine Barker of the Jacobs School of Music about the upcoming Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF!) … The Btown Music Spotlight feature local band Rosegirl … And we give you the lowdown on what’s going on around town this week.

Duration:00:31:57

May the 4th Be With You

4/29/2019
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In Episode 36 of The Btown Lowdown, we talk Star Wars ... We talk with director Liam Castellan about the upcoming Jewish Theater of Bloomington production of the play Cherry Docs ... we feature an exclusive interview with the one and only Darth Vader ... and we give you the lowdown on what's going on around town this week.

Duration:00:29:03

We Speak For the Trees, Y'all!

4/22/2019
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In Episode 35 of The Btown Lowdown we celebrate Arbor Day by sharing some fascinating facts about trees ... We talk with Abby Henkel of the Sycamore Land Trust about the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway ... The Btown Music Spotlight features Emily Plazek, aka Millaze ... and we give you the lowdown on what's going on around town this week.

Duration:00:35:35

The Beer Episode

4/15/2019
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In Episode 34 of The Btown Lowdown, I talk with local brewer Steve Llewellyn about the upcoming Bloomington Craft Beer Festival … We hear from Bloomingtonians about some of their favorite locally brewed beers … And we give you the lowdown on what’s going on around town this week.

Duration:00:31:01

April Fools!

4/1/2019
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In Episode 32 of The Btown Lowdown … We talk with local journalist Mike Leonard about Bloomington’s legendary greatest prankster of all time … I tell the story about one of the greatest April Fools pranks of all time … or at least my greatest April Fools prank … And we give you the lowdown on all the foolish events going on around town this week.

Duration:00:36:13

Spring Has Sprung!

3/25/2019
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In this episode we welcome in the Spring season ... We talk with professional organizer Cheryl Smith about getting a leg up on spring cleaning ... the Btown Music Spotlight features songwriter Jason Fickel ... And we give you the lowdown on all the awesome events going on around town this week!

Duration:00:36:33

The Kids Episode

3/18/2019
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In this episode ... Jeremy has a serious talk with Jen's daughter, Maya, about the life of a 6-year-old ... We talk with IU psychology professor Linda Smith about how infants acquire language ... We hear from little Bloomingtonians about some of their favorite kids things ... And we give you the lowdown on what's going on around town this week.

Duration:00:35:19

The St. Paddy's Day Episode

3/11/2019
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In this episode, Jeremy talks with flow arts enthusiast Paula Chambers about this weekend’s FlowMotion Symposium … We rev up the Way Back Machine to see what was going on in Bloomington in 1889 … And we give you the lowdown on what’s going on around town this week.

Duration:00:33:01

Woof! The Dog Episode

2/25/2019
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In this special dog-focused episode, podcast co-mascot Kesem pens a canine manifesto ... Jen talks Tia Arthur of Monroe County Casa about their facility dog, Jordy ... We hear from Bloomingtonians about some of their favorite dog stories ... The Btown Music Spotlight features local band Secret Mezzanine ... and we give you the lowdown on what's going on around town this week.

Duration:00:38:37

And the winner is ... The Movie Episode!

2/18/2019
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In this episode, we play "Name That Movie" ... We talk with local filmmaker and educator Emilie Flower about the new Bloomington Academy of Film and Theater ... We hear from Bloomingtonians about their 2019 Oscar favorites ... And of course we give you the lowdown on all the coolest events happening around town this week!

Duration:00:37:25

The Valentines Episode!

2/11/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Justin Garcia, an IU professor of Gender Studies and a research scientist at the Kinsey Institute, about love and relationships in the digital age ... Our friends Mark and Joann Abdoo play the Not So Newlywed Game ... And of course we give you the lowdown on all the coolest events happening around town this week!

Duration:00:38:15

Btown Rocks - The Music Episode!

2/4/2019
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In this episode, we're all about the local music scene! We talk with Mike McAfee, executive director of Visit Bloomington, about the first annual Bloomington Music Festival ... the Btown Music Spotlight features local musician and songwriter Sarah Flint playing live in the studio ... and of course we give you the lowdown on all the coolest events happening around town this week!

Duration:00:37:54

All Hail the Groundhog!

1/28/2019
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In this episode, we welcome back Janae Cummings to talk about the Pride Film Festival... We hear from Bloomingtonians about their thoughts about Groundhog's Day ... and we give you the lowdown on all the cool stuff going on around town this week!

Duration:00:28:50

Happy Birthday MLK

1/21/2019
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In this episode, Jeremy talks with Gloria Howell, a member of the Bloomington MLK Commission, about the MLK Day celebration at the Buskirk Chumley ... We debut the Btown Music Spotlight, a new segment featuring local bands and songwriters ... and we give you the lowdown on all the cool stuff going on around town this week!

Duration:00:28:58

The Podcast Podcast

1/14/2019
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In this episode ... We talk about the local Btown podcasting scene ... Jeremy talks with David Allen, co-creator of the new local podcast Flashback 2 Never ... We hear from Bloomingtonians about some of their favorite podcasts ... We check out Local News From the Past ... and we give you the lowdown on all the cool stuff happening around town this week!

Duration:00:27:11