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Coffee with Kurt

Coffee with Kurt

By Kurt Thigpen
Coffee With Kurt is positivity in podcast form. Join host Kurt Thigpen in caffeine-fueled dives that spotlight creativity, entrepreneurship, current events, and topics around creating a positive social impact. His guests kindly bring stories of triumph, empathy, and inspiration to the coffee table. Put your feet up and feel the buzz of positivity.
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How I Became My Own Boss
Coffee with Kurt is back after a long hiatus! Expect regular content about mental health, entrepreneurship, and the interviews that you love of folks making a difference in the world. In this episode, I'm flying solo and discussing the steps I took when I decided I wanted to be my own boss. I will share with you the tips that got me to where I am today (happy, successful) and I hope it helps those who share that fire with me!
January 12, 2022
Episode 8 - Rounds Bakery
In this episode of Coffee with Kurt, I sit down with Anton Novak, co-owner of Rounds Bakery here in Reno, NV about how their company pivoted to delivering meals to those at risk during COVID-19 and how they created Rounds 4 Heros and teamed up with Feed Our Heroes to keep healthcare workers and other essential workers fed during COVID-19.
May 12, 2020
Episode 7 - Reno Resilient
In this episode of Coffee with Kurt, I sit down with Courtney Meredith, owner of Design on Edge and Jaclyn Coleman, owner of Muse Group here in Reno, Nevada. We discuss this new online platform they created called, a website dedicated to cultivating resiliency through education and connection. Take a listen to learn more.
May 07, 2020
Episode 6 - Patricia Ackerman
In this episode, I sit down with Congressional District 2 Candidate Patricia Ackerman, who shares with us her personal story, as well as the work her campaign has done to help feed Native American tribes in rural Nevada as well as other families living in the rural community around her. For more information about Patricia and her campaign go to
April 28, 2020
Episode 5 - Kaya Stanley & Feed Our Heroes
In this episode, I sit down with Kaya Stanley who is a lawyer and business owner here in Reno, Nevada. We talk about how her restaurants have had to pivot in the middle of COVID-19 and how she and other community members saw a need to feed first responders and healthcare staff and launched the Feed Our Heroes initiative.
April 23, 2020
Episode 4 - Will Toledo
In today's episode, I'm joined by my friend Will Toledo who is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Education. He recently released a study called "On Becoming an LGBTQ+-Identifying Teacher: A Year-Long Study of Two Gay and Lesbian Preservice Elementary Teachers" that outlines the experience of helping two LGBTQ+ preservice elementary teachers navigate through resources as they look for work as openly LGBTQ+ people.
April 22, 2020
Episode 3 - Connie Wray & The Next Stage
In this episode, I'm joined with my good friend Connie Wray who is an influencer, radio host and creator of The Next Stage. When we get together, there is no stopping the conversation. Here we cover suicide prevention and the work she's doing to help save lives, launching The Next Stage and more! If you are in crisis and need support, please reach out to Crisis Support Services of Nevada by calling 1-800-273-8255 or by texting CARE to 839863.
April 21, 2020
Episode 2 - Clint Koble
On today's episode of Coffee with Kurt, I sit down with Clint Koble who is a congressional candidate for CD2 here in northern Nevada. We talk about how his campaign has pivoted towards helping others in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 16, 2020
Episode 1 - Just the Positive
This week's episode is with Mikalee Byerman, the VP of Strategy at The Estipona Group in Reno, Nevada. We're talking about the positive media platform they launched in February 2019 called
April 12, 2020