Summary: Dan & Brian sit down with folks from all around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio who are working to make the Goodest city in the world even more Gooder! Guests include: artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, politicians, social activists, social workers, and a whole bunch more.
Welcome back to Kelly Novak, past guest, and now guest host! Brian & Kelly had a chance to sit down with Jack Ricchiuto and Evan Ishida of Thrive@Work. We talk about how the Thrive@Work team: helps companies create functional, self organizing teams; helps reduce toxicity in the workplace; helps create better global citizens; among many other topics, as you’d expect. Also of note, we mentioned a couple of events coming up. Here’s the info on them. CTRL + ALT + CLE – Data Days Cleveland – March 2-4 Cleveland Give & Get – Cleveland Co-Lab – February 25 Live show is coming up at Porco Tiki Lounge, March 6 with Cleveland International Film Festival. Remember, we’re off next week, so listen to something form the archive!
Dan and Brian had the opportunity to sit down with John McMicken of Evergreen Cooperatives. Evergreen is a non-profit business incubator that focuses on building worker owned cooperatives. There businesses include: Evergreen Laundry, Evergreen Energy Solutions, and Green City Growers. We talk about what worker owned cooperatives are, how a non-profit starts for profits, what each of the businesses do, and how they impact the communities they serve.
Dan and Brian had the chance to sit down with Greg Schuck and his partner in crime and life, Rosemary, to talk about all things produce. Greg owns Basketeria, the West Side Market’s only organic-focused produce stand. Greg and his family have a unique history, Greg’s dad Greg has worked at the market for 44 years, and before that, his great uncle worked there for quite a while too. After you listen, go visit Greg and the other wonderful merchants at the West Side Market; so long as it’s not a Tuesday or Thursday.
Dan & Brian crawled out of the Jimmy DiMora Center for Excellence in Podcasting to head over to the Market Garden Brewhouse where they interviewed co-owner of Brad Pitt’s favorite brewery: Sam McNulty. The conversation goes from Sam growing up, what chickens and road cones have to do with each other, bicycling, beer, restaurants, and questions from the audience.
Alex & Brian sit down with Certified Bad Ass Pam McKee. Pam works as Development Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and serves as Co-Chair of the National Organization of Women (NOW) Cleveland. We talk about the fight at the statehouse for women’s equality, bodily autonomy, and safety; those same issues at a national and local stage as well.
Dan & Brian sit down with Pete Gulyas and Sarah Isenhart of Blue Arrow Records, an independent record label and record store. We talk about what it’s like to open a store… reluctantly, allegedly distribute music, and sandbagging right before a quiz. Check out their shop! Also special thanks to Jonahthan Richman and Bad Luck Jonathan for letting us use their music in the show. Tracks included were: Wait, Wait by Jonathan Richman, Bonehead by Bad Luck Jonathan, and People are Disgusting by Jonathan Richman. Buy their stuff! Also, Blue Arrow Records is a founding partner of The Waterloo Cat Project. Help them spay or neuter the cats in the neighborhood.
Dan & Brian sat down with Jim Forrest & Taylor Henschel of Stonewall Sports Cleveland. We talked about building community through sport, what it’s like to start a league, why they play kickball and dodgeball, why Cleveland is obviously superior to other cities, and a bunch more. Stonewall Dodgeball is having sign ups right now!
Dan & Brian sit down and talk about the holidays, the year in whole, holiday markets, brunch, and some other stuff.
Alex & Brian sit down with Kerry McCormack, Councilman for Cleveland’s Ward 3. The ward covers Ohio City, Tremont, Downtown, and Stockyards. We talk about what it’s like to be on council, issues around the community, and some of Kerry’s plans for the future. If you’d like to attend council meetings, they are held on Mondays at 201 Lakeside Avenue. Check the council calendar for up to the minute information.
Join Brian & Alex as we sit down with Kirby Broadnax, the Saint Luke’s Fellow for Place Making at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Kirby does some amazing work around building vibrant communities, green spaces, and thriving environments.
Dan & Brian sit down with Dan Herbst and Alan Glazen of the Cleveland Bagel Company. We talk about bagels, reality shows, politics, and a whole bunch more. Take a listen! Thanks to Stefan and the crew at Porco for letting us use their space. And a very special thank you to everyone who came out! We had a blast!
Dan & Brian sit down with Don Wismer, Co-Executive Director of Dare2Care. Dare2Care helps schools facilitate peer to peer anti bullying education, with a specific focus on LGBTQ bullying. We chat about how it started, what they do, and how they help teens in our community. Make sure to get out to the live show on November 7 @ Porco!
Brian & Dan sit down with Brian & Brian who are in the midst of opening Il Rioni Pizza in Cleveland’s Gordon Square neighborhood. We talk about what it’s like to get a business off the ground, find support in the community, take the plunge, and why the Jerky Boys and Wu-Tang clan are so awesome. Look for Il Rioni this summer on W 65th north of Detroit Ave. Also read this article from past guest Doug Trattner.
Dan & Brian sit down with Ruby’s Dad, Adam Jaenke. He’s the owner of Battered Feet Photography, too. We talk about photography, life, the universe, Detroit, Cleveland, and a whole bunch more. His journeys here at home and around the world are fascinating. Take a listen! ALSO! Live show on 11/7/16 at Porco. Come drink and listen to us talk with Dan & Geoff about Bagels!
Join us as we sit down with Ohio House District 13 Representative Nickie Antonio. She talks about her journey from teacher to legislator and the stops in between. Rep Antonio also played a pivotal role in rescuing the Pride celebration here in Cleveland. Take a listen then get out and vote!