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It's all Cincy, all the time, as we discuss the past, present, and future of the Queen City.

It's all Cincy, all the time, as we discuss the past, present, and future of the Queen City.

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United States

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It's all Cincy, all the time, as we discuss the past, present, and future of the Queen City.

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@CincyShirts

Language:

English


Episodes

125-The Showboat Majestic

7/1/2020
Tim Perrino is the executive director of Cincinnati Landmark Productions. From 1990 to 2013, they performed on, and managed, the Showboat Majestic. He joins us to talk about growing up in Western Hills, a little about Elder football, and a lot about running a showboat. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating via PayPal or Venmo: podcast@cincyshirts.com Find great Cincinnati vintage T-shirts, including defunct...

Duration:01:15:16

124-50 West

6/24/2020
Bobby Slattery owns and operates what can only be described as the 50 West empire along Wooster Pike just outside of Mariemont at the corner of Newtown Rd. He sits down with us and talks to us about his first job out of college with a cellphone company, starting 50 West, the world of craft beers, the expansion of the 50 West campus, and more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating via PayPal or Venmo:...

Duration:00:56:34

123-All About Columbia-Tusculum

6/17/2020
MaryBeth Wilker owns Wilker Design right on Riverside Drive a.k.a Eastern Avenue in Columbia-Tusculum. She's also a member of the 3 East Business Association and talks to us about the communities that make up that group: Columbia-Tusculum, Linwood, and the East End. MaryBeth gives us a little history of the area, talks about some of the exciting places therein, and previews this fall’s Home-O-Rama. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the...

Duration:00:51:34

122-Cincinnati Library Historian and Genealogist

6/10/2020
James Mainger is the Genealogy & Local History Reference Librarian, from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He talks with us about the flu epidemic of 1918, the library's genealogy resources, and how you can use them to trace your roots, the oldest books in the library, changing technology, and more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating via PayPal or Venmo: podcast@cincyshirts.com Find great...

Duration:01:05:09

121-Gary Burbank

6/3/2020
Gary Burbank is a radio legend in Cincinnati and indeed nationwide, thanks to characters like Gilbert Gnarley and Earl Pitts, American. He joins us to talk about the time Elvis gave him a lift-- and for the first time, we get the complete, verified story. Gary also talks about "Sports or Consequences," including the time Bob Evans stopped by the studio, the same day a Penthouse pet showed up. We’ll also hear about Gary’s early days as a musician and why he chose to pursue radio, which...

Duration:01:25:08

120-The Food Hussy

5/27/2020
Heather Johnson moved to Cincinnati from Iowa to work in advertising. In an effort to make friends, she dabbled in stand-up comedy before starting a food blog. Today she’s on the verge of doing that full-time, what with her blog getting hundreds of thousands of hits a month. She talks to us about the beta vs. VHS battle in the blogging world, Cincinnati chili vs. “other chili,” and her initial reaction to the former, reverse engineering dishes to create copycat recipes, the unique things she...

Duration:01:02:22

119-Cincinnati Chili History

5/20/2020
Can you believe it took us to Episode 119 to talk about the history of Cincinnati chili? We did have Roger David, CEO of Gold Star, on Episode 55, but now we get a detailed overview courtesy of Dann Woellert who wrote the book on Cincinnati chili; literally. The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili, published in 2012. Also tells us about other food topics he’s written on, including, candy, and old restaurants. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the...

Duration:01:05:14

118-Rajiv Satyal

5/13/2020
Comedian-As many of you know, one of the owners of Cincy Shirts, Josh Sneed, gave up a career at P&G to pursue stand-up comedy. But he’s not the only person to do that. Indeed, there are a few others including Fairfield native Rajiv Satyal, who joins us via Skype from Los Angeles to discuss his journey from good corporate job to stand-up comic. He also talks about working with Dave Chapelle, combining his comedy and marketing backgrounds, embracing his Indian heritage while also maintaining...

Duration:01:11:54

117-Aaron Pryor Jr.

5/6/2020
The son of boxing legend Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, and a Cincinnati native, Aaron Pryor Jr. joins the podcast to discuss his father’s storied career, including a little feature film talk. He also talks about his own experiences as a professional boxer, the state of the sport, and what it takes to excel in the ring. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating via PayPal or Venmo: podcast@cincyshirts.com Find great...

Duration:00:57:01

116-Actor/Comedian Ron Ervin

4/29/2020
He sort of fell into acting while pursuing stand-up comedy, but after moving to Chicago, Cincinnati native Ron Ervin found steady work as a regular extra on the TV series Chicago Med. He has now left that series and soon will leave Chicago and head to New York to concentrate on stand-up. Ron talks about the viral video he made, “Don’t Talk S*** About Norwood,” working regularly on a TV series, refocusing on on stand-up, and more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near...

Duration:00:59:51

115-Sam The Chimp's Lawyer

4/22/2020
Jim Sheets was the attorney for Sam the Chimp. Actually, he was hired by Sam’s owner, Kenny Harris, who also owned the Train Stop Inn and Cafe in what used to be called Foster. That's where Sam could be found occasionally hanging out with bar patrons. The bar is just east of Landen on the bike trail and today is called the Monkey Cafe. Kenny and Sam found themselves in some legal trouble brought on by the Humane Society and Jim represented them. Jim not only tells us all about that but about...

Duration:00:47:33

114- Matt Sledge

4/15/2020
97X Matt Sledge worked at WOXY, 97X from the early ‘90s until the station was sold in 2004. He stayed on for a year with the new owners before, eventually winding up at WNKU, where history pretty much repeated itself. Matt takes us through 97X’s history, remembers some of his talented coworkers, talks about working at WNKU, and discusses the state of radio and music today. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating...

Duration:01:01:39

113- Chip Chinery

4/8/2020
Comedian/actor Chip Chinery is a stand-up comedian and actor. You may know him more from the latter, but he started telling jokes on stage back in the ‘80s at the age of 16. He started touring a few years after graduating from Miami University up in Oxford. He wound up in Hollywood in the early 90s and has since been in tons of commercials, TV shows, and movies. In addition to comedy and acting, he’s adept at managing his money and shares his tips via a blog that’s separate from his website...

Duration:00:56:44

112-Rob Ervin

4/1/2020
Gary Burbank Show Rob Ervin was a producer and cast member on the Gary Burbank Show. He also worked extensively at 97X and was one half of the popular Chris & Rob Show on WAIF. He is our first stay-at-home order guest. Rob talks about being stationed in South Korea as a kid barely out of high school, working in college radio during the heyday of that format, and, of course, his days at 97X and working on the Gary Burbank Show. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near...

Duration:01:05:26

111- The Cincy Shirts Stand-Up Comedy Special

3/25/2020
Comedians of Cincy Shirts As many of you know, Cincy Shirts was founded, and is run by, stand-up comedians, at least that’s the shorthand version. Josh Sneed, one of the owners is a touring headlining stand-up comedian, Darin Overholser was a stand-up comedian when they started the company, but he decided he’d rather concentrate on the business as well as his art. He’s actually a very talented painter. These days, a lot of comedians work for Cincy Shirts, and we thought it would be fun to...

Duration:01:20:27

110-Catherine Bodak

3/18/2020
She’s a gal from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula who got interested in weather at a young age. Catherine Bodak talks to us about how she’s embraced the Queen City, doing more non-weather related reports for Fox 19, what it really means when there’s a 50 percent chance of rain, and more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating via PayPal or Venmo: podcast@cincyshirts.com Find great Cincinnati vintage T-shirts, including...

Duration:00:47:13

109-Master Provisions

3/11/2020
Master Provisions Guy Domec - It’s a non-profit that helps groups in need in other countries by connecting them with the resources they need. That could be anything from clothing to construction materials and everything in between. Guy Domec is the operations manager for Master Provisions and he tells us how it all got started, how they keep the various projects they are working on organized, the skill set involved in expertly packing a shipping container, how they get it overseas and to...

Duration:01:34:19

108-Tommy Sheehan

3/4/2020
Graphic Designer - Tommy is one of the city’s top graphic designers, and when you hear his voice you’ll immediately realize he’s not from around these parts. He sat down with us and talked about the culture shock of moving to the U.S. from the U.K. when he was in grade school, working on design elements for the Bunbury and Belleweater music festivals, taking the leap out of the ad agency world and into working for himself, why everyone is mad at the font comic sans, and more. Be sure to...

Duration:01:10:49

107-The Blue Manatee

2/26/2020
Amanda Kranias - It’s a bookstore, a literacy project, and a Cincinnati institution. Located in the Oakley section of town, The Blue Manatee has been a favorite spot for book lovers from all over the Tristate for ages. Amanda Kranias tells us how she came to be a co-owner of the shop, what unrelated field she was in before and why she left it, why and how the store operates as a non-profit, and more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the...

Duration:01:06:49

106-Tommy Thrall

2/19/2020
Reds play-by-play He's the Reds new, full-time play-by-play radio announcer, taking the reins from the legendary Marty Brennaman. Tommy Thrall tells us what his favorite part of the game is, how he felt when his hometown team won the Super Bowl, how he once said something during a game to see if anyone was paying attention, and how he reacted when it became official that he was indeed the Reds new play-by-play announcer. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end...

Duration:01:16:49