The CLEcast show

The CLEcast

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.

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 Episode 55 – Jacob Nash – Trans Rights Organizer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:08

Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with Jacob Nash, an invaluable asset to our community. Jacob is constantly championing the rights of people who are transgender, as he himself is. We’ll hear about his journey through transition, the causes he’s working with, and how the fight is going. Jacob was also crucial in planning and executing the rebooted Cleveland Pride: #PrideintheCLE.  Take a listen, we think you’ll love it.

 Episode 54 – Barbara Singer – Executive Core | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:54

Join Dan andamp; Brian as they sit down with Barbara Singer, CEO of Executive Core. From finding top talent for leadership to coaching and developing those leaders. Its a bit of a pivot for us, into more of the corporate space. We had a super time interviewing Barbara, shes an amazing human. There is some solid advice in here on how to grow within your organization, develop influence, and create change. andnbsp;

 Episode 53 – Douglas Trattner – Scene Magazine – Night Market Live Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:58

Join Dan andamp; Brian at the Night Market Live... on MP3! We sat and stood with the amazing and wonderful Doug Trattner. We talked about what makes a great restaurant, what makes great food, and how much he could eat while sampling food. We sampled some amazing food from the Night Market and had two amazing new cocktails from Popes Kitchen! Thanks to Josh andamp; Brendan from the Night Market for letting us do this. Thanks to Nicki from Watershed for helping introduce Popes Kitchen new drinks. And especially thanks to Ewyn from Night Market for getting the food and helping host the outdoor session.

 Episode 52 – Elizabeth Bonham – American Civil Liberties Union | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:42

Brian sat down with Elizabeth Bonham, staff attorney for the ACLU here in Cleveland Ohio. We talked about some amazing stuff they were doing, like fighting for voter access, prisoners rights to healthcare, and much, much more. Take a listen! Dan got stuck at work, so this is a solo Brian episode.

 Episode 51 – Joe Cimperman – Global Cleveland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:38

This is a special episode. We actually have two separate interviews! First up are Caleb Paul and Adam Reifsnyder talking about the upcoming Hingetown Hoedown on September 10. Featuring two stages of bluegrass and new-grass music. Next up, we have former Ward 3 Councilman and current President of Global Cleveland, Joe Cimperman. We talk about his journey from Slovenian kid in the St. Clair - Superior neighborhood, to his time on City Council, and now his role in helping folks from around the world feel like they are at home in Cleveland.

 Episode 50 – Patty Marvel – WRUW’s the Spandex Years | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:36:10

Dan andamp; Brian sit down with long time Cleveland radio personality Patty Marvel and talk about all sorts of stuff from music to bones to the RNC and seeing New York from a hostel.  Pattys show The Spandex Years airs on 91.1 WRUW at 10PM on Sundays. Check it out!

 Episode 49 – Kris Wernowsky – Editor, Stand Up, and Podcaster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:56:48

On this episode Dan has been replaced by Alex Budin of JukeBox, and we sit down with Kris Wernowsky. Kris is the Crime and Courts editor for, the co-creator of Sorry, Please Continue Podcast, and a stand up comic. We talk about comedy, podcasting, the RNC, covering crime and justice in the city, and the joys and struggle of it all. And of course we talk about the comments section. Why wouldnt we?

 Episode 48 – Ken Schneck – This show is so gay! Live @ Porco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:48

We were live at Porco for this! Take a listen to Dan andamp; Brian talking with Ken Schneck: Professor, Podcaster, Good Person overall. We talk about Vermont, the Golden Girls, and some other stuff.  Wed like to thank Stefan and the crew at Porco for their hospitality and all our friends who came out, as it were. andnbsp;

 Episode 47 – Mario Clopton – Cleveland Community Police Commission | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:40

Dan andamp; Brian sit down with Mario Clopton, co-chair of the Cleveland Community Police Commission. We talk about why there is a CPC, what they do, and how residents can get involved. The work Mario and the Commission are doing is helping to create a better Cleveland by providing a structured platform for the community to provide feedback as part of the consent decree. Make sure you come out to the live show on Monday July 18 @ Porco!

 Episode 46 – Greg Coleridge – Move to Amend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:36

Dan andamp; Brian sit down with Greg Coleridge of Move to Amend. Gregs group is part of a nationwide movement seeking to undo corporate personhood. This is in response to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010 which effectively allowed unlimited spending by corporations in politics. Move to Amend is working to create local and regional pressure on Congress to amend the Constitution. Its a really great interview!

 Episode 45 – Kate Sopko – The Fixers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:03

Join us as we have a great chat with Kate Sopko about her project: The Fixers. The Fixers is an amazing series of films documenting democratic process, public policy, and who tells Clevelands story during the 2016 RNC.  The project is up at Spaces until July 29, 2016. Also next live show is at Porco on July 18!

 Episode 44 – Mark Raymond & Trey Kirchoff – Passengers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:13

Dan andamp; Brian sit down with Mark Raymond andamp; Trey Kirchoff. Mark is our first repeat guest! Theyve opened Passengers Cafe at the Cleveland Hostel. We had a great time talking with them, we hope you love it too!

 Episode 43 – Hostful! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:01

Heres a quick hostful. Dan andamp; Brian talk about the impending RNC, Edgewater Live, and a couple other things. See you next week!

 Episode 42 – Live Show With Zachariah Durr @ Porco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:53

That was an amazing live experience, each one keeps getting bigger and better! Thanks to Zachariah for coming out, Stefan Was and the crew at Porco for having us, and you wonderful listeners for showing up. Take a listen as Zachariah Durr recounts tells some stories, some jokes, maybe does a bit from Sticky T, and answers audience questions.

 Episode 41 – David Sabol & Jill Grunenwald – Told Cleveland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:37

Come listen to our interview with David andamp; Jill, co-organizers of Told Cleveland - a storytelling project.  We thoroughly enjoyed listening to them tell us how this all came together. David is a math teacher by day, story monger by night. Jill is a librarian who gets all extroverted when she does this and on her podcast Running with Police Escort. Be sure to come to our live show 6/6 @ Porco, where Keep Talking Storytelling host Zacariah Durr will be sharing his experiences!


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