We met local artist Kent Youngstrom at Birdsong Brewing to learn more about his career, projects and the arts in Charlotte. John also got really excited about trees and Supportive Guy sent in some words from Boston.
We were joined by author Kathy Izard to discuss her memoir “The Hundred Story Home” and learn more about her efforts to house Charlotte’s homeless. John called in and supplied the fastest history of Charlotte ever and we were supported (per usual) by Supportive Guy.
Our friends Brad Panovich, Michael Felder, Katie Peralta, Opera Carolina and Supportive Guy joined us for live recording at Petra’s to celebrate Meck Dec Day. Listen in as we discuss the significance of the day, complain about dog owners, learn about forecasting weather and reveal really really bad Philly accents.
We were joined by one of our favorite writers (turned podcaster) Tommy Tomlinson to discuss his incredible career, the future of media and his podcast Southbound. John also got VERY serious about the Meck Dec and we were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
We sat down with John Lewis, the CEO of CATS, to learn about his career, what transportation in Charlotte looks like in the future and how he’s the strongest transportation CEO in the country. We also learn the history of the train in Freedom Park and were taken to Broadway by Supportive Guy.
We sat down with local radio legend Mike Collins to discuss his career, memorable Charlotte Talks moments and an infamous Pauly Shore interview. We also learned about the history of a famous novel written in Charlotte and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
We were joined by Dr. Tom Hanchett to learn about his career as a community historian, discuss the role of history in Charlotte’s food and get answers our Charlotte history hot takes. John also impressed Tom with the history of the airport’s rocking chairs and Supportive Guy wrote some special words for you, the listener.
This week we were joined by Kristen Wile and Adam Rhew of Charlotte magazine to discuss their 2018 Best of the Best awards. During the conversations we touch on the process of selecting the winners and how much Kristen likes a certain chili burger. We also learned about the time SOMEONE LANDED A PLANE AT THE CAROLINA THEATER and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
We were joined by the incredible Cyndee Patterson to reflect on her incredible work in Charlotte and discuss how the Lee Institute is bringing positive change to the City. We also learned about the Phifer House and supported Supportive Guy?
We were joined by Neil and Ed of the Project One Scholarship Fund to learn about the important work they’re doing to help Charlotte students pay for college. We also learned the history of one of Charlotte’s oldest philanthropists and Supportive Guy shares some happy thoughts for sad college basketball fans (John).
On this week’s episode we sat down with Tom Gabbard and discussed everything Blumenthal Performing Arts does for the Charlotte community. (Hint: It’s more than you think.) We also learned about the history of the traffic cone and Supportive Guy shares a story from his childhood.
On this week’s episode we were joined by the founder of 24 Hours of Booty, Spencer Lueders. We discussed the creation of this incredible charity event, it's growth and the impact it has on the Charlotte community. We also learned about Governor Cameron Morrison and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
This week we sat down with Federico Rios, the City of Charlotte's first Immigrant and Integration Manager, to learn about his story and the work of the Office of International Relations. This fascinating conversation touches on the incredible impact immigrant populations have on Charlotte, how Charlotteans need to get out of their bubble and ended with an argument about Risk strategy.
We also learned the history of Reggie Hawkins (the father of Charlotte's Civil Rights Movement), and...
On this week's episode we sat down with Jemayne King discuss why the CIAA Basketball Tournament is so important. We also discuss Black Panther, the forgotten history of the Charlotte Black Hornets and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
On this week's episode we sat down with Chris of Birdsong and Phil of Legion to discuss the Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance, beer culture in the Queen City and using Mazda Miatas as political contributions. We also learned the incredible history of JT Williams and Supportive Guy assigned Avengers to Charlotte breweries.
This week, we were joined by the recently appointed District Attorney for Mecklenburg County, Spencer B Merriweather III. We discussed his path to the position, major issues Charlotte is facing and whether he would prosecute Batman. We also learned the history of the Grace AME Zion Church and were lifted up by Supportive Guy.
We were joined by the incredible Meggie Williams of the Waggle Company to learn about her experience so far at Techstars in Austin, Texas. For history we covered the creation of the Lance Packaging Company and wrapped up the episode (as always) with some supportive words from Supportive Guy.
On this episode we were joined by Greg Meitus of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Carolinas to discuss the impact their programs are having on the community. We also (briefly) touched on Charlotte’s failed bid for the new Amazon HQ, learned about the incredible history of Sonic Man and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.