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.
It’s our 100th episode and we’re too tired to write a full description. The one thing we will say is…this thing has been a blessing for us and we are appreciative of all of you. Ps - This episode is pretty good, so you should listen to it.
Today we were joined by Cherie Swarthout, the Director of Athletics at Queens University of Charlotte, to discuss the university, the success of its sports programs and what Miller was like as an employee. We also learned a little bit of Queens history and were supported by ole Supportive Guy.
This week we were joined by Charlotte’s two candidates for mayor, Councilman Kenny Smith and Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles. They were both pretty darn delightful, and very willing to tell their personal stories and dish on all things Charlotte, music, sports memories, and even their stances on if Charlotte should have a statue of Grandmama. To close it out, we were supported by some very special Mayoral Election Supportive Words from Supportive Guy. Please remember to get out and vote on Tuesday,...
Today we were joined by the incredible Molly Barker of The Red Boot Way to discuss her experiences and how she is working to equip people in personal and community-based problem solving. We also learned about the Charlotte Rage and Supportive Guy embarrasses Miller.
We were joined by NC State Senator Jeff Jackson to discuss his 1,000 Doors of Summer, gerrymandering and why he feels optimistic about the future of politics. We also learn some (insane) racing history and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.
We were joined by Ashleigh and Scott of Lumberjaxe and learned about the premier axe throwing company in Charlotte. We also learned about the Big Rock Rock Shelter and were supported by Supportive Guy.