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We had the chance to sit down with Thomas Fox, area coordinator and leader of Creative Mornings. We learned quite a bit about a pretty fascinating series of events. Turns out, one of our recent guests, Jill Vedda, Dan met through a Creative Mornings’ talk. Take a listen then get out there for a meeting.

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with two distinct guests this week. First up is Dwayne Duke promoting his Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Columbus. It’s this weekend, August 22 to 26, all over our state’s capital. Check it out! Then we sit down with journalist Sam Allard. Sam works for Scene […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with the chef, co-owner, and co-founder of Salt+, Jill Vedaa. We talked with Jill about her journey from Bay Village High School, through a series of kitchens, to the opening and success of Salt+. Jill has worked in some of the best and most famous kitchens […]

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Brian & Alex ventured over to the wonderful Terrestrial Brewing Company and sat down with Lauren Kotmel, the Cleveland community manager for Yelp! Lauren’s role with Yelp is to help build community between users and businesses. We talk about how Yelp helps local businesses, what it does to support them, its user base, its super-user […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with the amazing and wonderful Cassandra Fear of Fear’s Confections. Cassandra’s shop, located on Madison in Lakewood, specializes in nerd-based chocolate. Not that her chocolate has nerds in it, whether human or candy form, but that it’s targeted toward nerd-oriented persons. Whether you’re into Star Wars, […]

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Dan and Brian sat down with the amazingly talented Madeline Finn. Madie is a guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of the band The Whiskey Hollow. We talked about her journey through music, from a¬†student in Streetsboro to a Hollywood Week finalist on American Idol and on to her path today. Madie shares how her personal […]

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Dan & Brian sat down with Brian Holleran and wrangled in a standing Brian Moss, on occasion. We had sat down with the duo of pizza-mongering Brians in October 2016. Since then, they have opened their restaurant, Il Rione Pizza in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood’s West Side Little Italy. In a podcast first, we have […]

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Dan and Brian sat down with the co-founder and co-owner of Larder Delicatessen, Jeremy Umansky. Larder is a unique concept here in Cleveland. They start everything from scratch and source their food locally. They make a gefiltefish from lake fish, not ocean fish. Most of their foods are fermented, in-house. So what are they? A […]

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Dan & Brian got all the equipment set up only to discover that they hadn’t booked a guest for the show! We decided to chew the fat and talk about things going on around Cleveland. Our buddy Tim showed up about 10 minutes into recording and he promptly joined the conversation as our ad hoc […]

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Dan and Brian had the chance to sit down with Rachel Sommer and Emma Maloney of Open Streets Cleveland, formerly known as Ciclevia. Open Streets Cleveland turns streets upside down by closing 1-3 miles of road to cars and opening them up for day-long festivities and community building. You can walk, roll, pedal, shuffle or […]

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Dan and Brian hauled their gear up to their first ever coffee shop live show at Gypsy Beans and Baking Company. We had the chance to interview State Representative Nickie Antonio, who is currently running for State Senate in Senate District 23. We talked about how state government affects everyday life, how minority parties shape […]

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  Dan & Brian had an amazing chat with Carol Heiss Jenkins and Hayes Jenkins. Carol and Hayes have what many would call a unique story. Carol and Hayes both have Olympic gold medals, in the same sport, figure skating, from different Olympics. Hayes took gold in 1956 and Carol in 1960. Since then, they’ve […]

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Dan & Brian had the chance to sit down with Melinda Jackson, founder and Executive Director of the International Youth Leadership Foundation (IYLF). IYLF helps students understand their place in the world, in a global sense, through education, exposure, and service learning. We chat with Melinda about how this helps build culturally competent and socially […]

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