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.
This week we were joined by two of the newest members of Charlotte’s City Council, Tariq Bokhari and Larken Egleston. We discussed their new podcast (R&D in the QC), how they’re working to make government more accessible and played a quick round of “The Newly Elected Game.” We also learned about the history of Charlotte’s government and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
It’s been a year of podcasting for us and that means it is time for reflection and stating our goals going forward. To accomplish this we brought back our ombudsman Susan McDonough to go over what we got right (and wrong) with the podcast in 2017. We also learned about St. Mary’s Chapel and were inspired by Supportive Guy.
On a very special holiday episode of the Charlotte Podcast we hear the story of a man who lost and found his faith in Charlotte while learning what makes charlotte such a special place (A special thank you to Supportive Guy who helped write the script)
This week John and Miller reunited (from inside John's actual house!) to talk Belk Bowl, what to expect from the #pod in 2018, and all things Holidays in Charlotte. We also learned about how Charlotte's namesake Queen Charlotte INVENTED THE DANG CHRISTMAS TREE and how that should be a bigger deal in Charlotte. As always we were supported with some words from the Festive One himself, Supportive Guy.
This week we were joined by Kristen Wile to discuss the 8 people/places selected by Charlotte Magazine as their 2017 Charlotteans of the Year. We also learned the history of Ratcliffe’s Flowers sign and Kristen was congratulated by Supportive Guy on her new gig as Editor of the Charlotte Magazine
On this very special episode we hung out with our new friend Joe Bruno in front of a live audience and discussed cone weed, spills and some other (actually) important things. We also learned about the history of Plaza Midwood and were supported by GladLibs provided by Supportive Guy and filled in by the audience. Recorded on 11/18/17 at Petra’s.