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The Madisonian Podcast

The Madisonian Podcast

By Benjamin Brownie Productions
There is so much you don’t know about the strangers around you in your day to day life. This podcast is a place where you can see the inside and interesting parts of the people around you. On the show, host, Ben Brown interviews and talks to guests from all races and genders as well as all walks of life with one thing in common, they are all Madisonians. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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03:42
July 5, 2021
50: Kaleem Caire, Creating a Charter School that Closes the Achievement Gap
Kaleem Caire is the founder and CEO of a public charter school and a private preschool called One City Schools. They are growing and expanding to a new 12 million dollar building, and hope to teach k-12 with 1000+ students by 2024. They have achieved so much in a short amount of time and Kaleem Caire is the driving force behind that change. He is a leader who never backs down despite being rejected and turned away. Listen to hear how a fight while in the Navy opened his eyes to leadership and sent him on his path.  One City: https://www.onecityschools.org Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:04:14
June 28, 2021
49: Jake Schlachter, Organizing and Advocating for Cooperatives and their Member Owners
Jake Schlachter is an organizer, an agitator, and a advocate. He fights for fairness and the rights of member owners within cooperative organizations like credit unions. He roots out corruption, educates member owners on their rights and shortfalls of their rights, and assists in making the cooperative sector more fair for all.  We Own It: weown.it Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
46:12
June 14, 2021
48: Mayor Dave, Leading Madison for Eight Years
Dave Cieslewicz was the mayor of our city for 8 years from 2003-2011. Listen to hear how he campaigned, won the race, and led Madison even through times of financial crisis.  https://www.1kfriends.org/ Nutkrack: nutkrack.com  Use Code "madisonian15" Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
52:31
June 7, 2021
47: Alex Koch, Bringing Infantry Experience to the Classroom
Mr. Koch, my English teacher, has done so much in his life so far. From serving two tours as an infantryman in Iraq after 9/11 to becoming an English teacher, he has not missed out on his share of life's bumps and successes. Listen to hear how he has brought his experience serving overseas back to the classroom and how he dealt with the vulnerability of life and death situations.  Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Use code "madisonian15" Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
41:44
May 31, 2021
46: An Hour of Neuroscience with Dr. Richard Davidson and Dr. Cortland Dahl
Dr. Richard Davidson and Dr. Cortland Dahl are individually amazing people. They found meditation and have become obsessed with the practice, and more specifically, it's effects on the brain. Today, I interviewed Dr. Davidson and Dr. Cortland Dahl for an hour of information and stories. Listen to hear how Dr. Cortland Dahl spent 8 years in Tibetan refugee settlements and how Dr. Davidson has changed the world of neuroscience.  To Download the Healthy Minds app on Apple Devices: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/healthy-minds-program/id1326310617 To Download the Healthy Minds app on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.healthyminds&hl=en_US https://centerhealthyminds.org/ Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:00:34
May 24, 2021
45: Roseann Sheridan, Running the Children's Theater of Madison
Roseann is the incredibly dedicated artistic director of one of the biggest Theatre institutions here in Madison called the Children's Theater of Madison. The work that she does combines artistry, intelligence, leadership, and so much more to produce the amazing result that are CTM's shows.  https://www.madisonyoutharts.org/ https://ctmtheater.org/ Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
41:02
May 17, 2021
44: Michele Mackey, Bettering Children's Lives
Michele Mackey grew up in a constantly moving military family where they idealized the idea of going into the air force. A traumatic brain injury changed their career course and has led them to leading big local non profits in times of transition.  kidsforward.org Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
48:47
May 10, 2021
43: Dr. Baron Kelly, Bringing Worldwide Theatre Knowledge to the UW
Dr. Baron Kelly is a professor of acting at the UW. He has worked and taught in several different countries. Now he has graced Madison with his expertise in directing, teaching, and performing. Listen to hear how he went from NYC auditioning for commercials and the Metropolitan Opera to performing in TV, Movies, and on Broadway.  https://theatre.wisc.edu/ Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
46:17
May 3, 2021
42: David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Journalist
David Maraniss is an incredible award winning journalist and author. He has written 12 incredible non fiction and biography works. He is an associate editor for The Washington Post and has dedicated his life to his work. Listen to hear about how he got into journalism, what the challenges and successes have been, and what he's working on now.  David Maraniss: davidmaraniss.com Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
49:02
April 26, 2021
41: Betty Banks, An Advocate for Women’s Health and Early Child Development
Betty Banks is an incredible human being. She has worn many hats, working on early childhood development, women's health, local history, and infant mortality rates. Her assorted work has been so successful and she has made a name for herself in Madison.  Club TNT: http://www.clubtnt.org/ nutkrack.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
48:51
April 19, 2021
40: Alex and Noel Miranda: Making a Film During a Pandemic
Alex and Noel Miranda have created a feature length film called "Trace the Line" in the midst of a COVID pandemic. Their production company, Bravebird seeks to eliminate typecasting of people of color while empowering the diversity in our community.  Bravebird: https://www.tracethelinefilm.com/  Nutkrack: https://nutkrack.com/  Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com  Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast  Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
59:54
April 12, 2021
39: Chris Borland, Leaving the NFL to Pursue Nueroscience
Chris Borland made a decision one year into his contract with the San Francisco 49ers: To leave his promising career behind to prevent long term brain injuries. Since, he has dedicated a lot of his time to bringing awareness to and working to prevent long term brain injuries and mental health issues. Listen to hear how he came to make that decision and his journey before and after. Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:05:46
April 9, 2021
38: Matt D'Amour, Creating Change with Nutbutters
Matt D'Amour has done so much good for the world. In creating the B Corp natural foods nut butter brand Yumbutter he has managed to intertwine doing good in the world and feeding the hungry. Listen to hear how he built up a nationwide sold brand and exited in 2018 to move on to other ventures.  Cap Times Feature: https://madison.com/ct/news/local/neighborhoods/with-the-madisonian-podcast-14-year-old-ben-brown-offers-a-new-lens-on-the/article_11164f5f-5604-53c8-ae07-b65f22bfde99.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 Subtle Distinctions: https://subtledistinctions.com/ Yumbutter: https://www.yumbutter.com/ Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
53:33
March 29, 2021
37: KéNisha Ruff, Producing a Nationally Recognized Cosmetics Line
KéNisha Ruff is a creator in so many ways. From her fashion, to her interior design, to her makeup, she is such a creative person. Listen to hear how she has crafted an incredible cosmetics line Marie Hunter Beauty recognized in incredible publications and sold nationwide.  Marie Hunter Beauty: https://www.mariehunterbeauty.com/ Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
44:51
March 23, 2021
36: Angela Russell: Creating a Podcast that Highlights Black Leaders
Angela Russell is the Vice President of Diversity, equity, and inclusion at CUNA Mutual group. Recently, she has started a podcast called Black Oxygen where she hosts amazing conversations with black leaders here in Wisconsin. Listen to hear how she went from public health, to politics, to equity work and beyond.   Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast  Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast  Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
37:53
March 15, 2021
35: Michael Jones, Stepping into the role of President of the Madison Teachers Union
Michael Jones is the Dean of Students at West High School. He is now the president-elect of MTI, the teachers union here in Madison. His story in overcoming the struggles of anxiety and depression to become the educator he is today is one that deserves to be told.  Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:07:42
March 8, 2021
34: Gloria Reyes, Detective to Deputy Mayor to School Board
Gloria Reyes is the president of the MMSD school board, CEO of Briarpatch youth services, and former law enforcement, among many other things. Her work for the city of Madison in all her fields is admirable and amazing. She shares her story of perseverance as she works her way out of poverty and into a successful career.  Donate: https://youthsos.org/get-involved/donate Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
56:04
March 1, 2021
33: Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings, Uncovering Educational Disparities
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings is an incredible educator, researcher, and professor Emeritus. Her work in researching racial disparities in the educational world is phenomenal. During the pandemic she has stayed optimistic about the educational world. Listen to hear how she has built a name for herself in the tightly packed education world.  Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:04:26
February 22, 2021
32: Francesca Hong, Bringing Restaurant Experience to the Legislature
Happy late Valentines Day. I love and appreciate my listeners! Representative Francesca Hong of the 76th assembly district is an awe-inspiring activist, non profit founder, and restaurateur. Her work in founding two non profits and the beautiful Ramen restaurant Morris Ramen is all amazing! Listen to hear how she overcame mental illness by finding the culinary world.  Culinary Ladies Collective: https://www.culinaryladiescollective.com/ Cook it Forward: https://www.cookitforwardmadison.com/ Morris Ramen: http://morrisramen.com/ Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
57:49
February 15, 2021
31: Rudy Bankston, Overcoming 20 Years in Prison for a Wrongful Conviction
Mr. Roderick "Rudy" Bankston is an incredible restorative justice practitioner, educator, and survivor of the school to prison pipeline. After being wrongly convicted of homicide at 18 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He used poetry, education, and writing as a coping mechanism leading him to publish a novel and two poetry books. Listen to hear how he overcame the injustice of the system to find success in education and restorative justice.  Rudy's Website and Books: https://www.iamweclassics.com/ Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:13:60
February 8, 2021
30: Brandi Grayson, Leading the Local Fight For Racial Justice
Thanks for 30 episodes listeners! Brandi Grayson is an incredible leader, CEO, entrepreneur and so much more. Her bold leadership and unapologetic flamboyancy makes up the incredible person she is despite the many challenges she has faced.  Brandi Grayson's Campaign Website: brandiformadison.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
49:42
February 1, 2021
29: Jael Currie, Eradicating Homelessness In Madison
Jael Currie is the Housing Director of the YWCA where she oversees programs that help locals find housing solutions. She is now running for city council district 16 here in Madison and is bringing her knowledge of social work, housing, and education with her.  Jael Curries Campaign: currieforcitycouncil.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
51:27
January 18, 2021
28: Richelle Martin, Breaking Gender Norms as A Venture Capitalist
Richelle Martin was the first woman in Wisconsin to found a Venture capital fund when she founded the Winnow Fund. She has raised over 10 million dollars for the fund single handedly and is working to invest that money in early stage startups and ideas.  Winnow Fund: winnowfund.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:03:18
January 11, 2021
27: Ian Gurfield, Building the Madison Masterpiece Ian's Pizza
Ian Gurfield is an incredible entrepreneur, restaurateur and thinker. His extensive research on the best place to start Ian's landed him in Madison and led to the 8 locations throughout Madison, Milwaukee, Denver, and Seattle.  Order Ian's Pizza: ianspizza.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
55:54
January 4, 2021
26: Pete Souza, Documenting the Presidency, Photo by Photo
Pete Souza is the top photojournalist in the country. He has been an official white house photographer for Reagan, and the chief official white house photographer for both Obama terms. His photos are viewed all around the world and now he has become a social media icon with 2.7 million followers on his Instagram account where he throws shade accompanied with a photo during the Obama presidency at the current administration.  Pete's Website with Book Info: https://www.petesouza.com/ The Way I See It Documentary: https://www.focusfeatures.com/the-way-i-see-it Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:13:60
December 14, 2020
25: Barry Levenson, From Supreme Court Cases to the National Mustard Museum
Barry Levenson is an amazing Madisonian who started as a massive Red Sox fan growing up in Boston. After a career in law he took a leap of faith to make his mustard collection into the world wide known National Mustard Museum. Listen to hear his journey through a career in law to mustard. \ Mustard Museum website: mustardmuseum.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
51:48
December 7, 2020
24: Matthew Teague, From Self Taught Magic to Performing Across the Nation
Matthew Teague is an incredible magician, mentalist, and more. He has performed and sold tricks to the likes of David Blaine, David Copperfield, Carl Reiner, and more. Listen to hear how he grew up in conspiracy filled Roswell, New Mexico and went on to become the best magician in Madison and Milwaukee.  His website: magicofmatthew.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
31:51
November 30, 2020
23: Jon Hinds, From Training Bruce Springsteen to Founding A Nationally Franchised Gym
Jon Hinds went from a tough madison childhood to becoming a trainer of NBA players, baseball players and even celebrities like Bruce Springsteen and Woody Harrelson. He went on to create a nationally franchised gym called the Monkey Bar Gym and has invented internationally recognized fitness products. Listen to hear how he bounced back from an imploded business and overcame many struggles to become as successful as he is.  Monkey Bar Gym: monkeybargym.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
43:14
November 23, 2020
22: Ken Lonnquist, From Amateur Songwriting to Madison Musical Fame
Ken Lonnquist is an incredible, energetic songwriter and singer. He performs all around Madison and beyond. Listen to hear how music affected his life and how he found success in this tough musical world.  You can find more information on Ken Lonnquist and hear more of his music: kenland.com Our Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:15:42
November 16, 2020
21: Lyman Elliott, From Child Poverty to Teaching Success
Lyman Elliott is an incredible national board certified teacher of history at West High here in Madison. Listen to hear how he found success from poverty and has overcome so much to become as successful as he is.  Our Brand New Website: themadisonianpodcast.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
53:53
November 9, 2020
20: Dean Dayalu, From Leading Studies on Yoga in the 70s to Eastern Astrology
Dean Dayalu has lead a life filled with learned experience of religion, philosophy and phycology. He traveled to india and discovered his fate as a Vedic Astrologer and yoga practitioner. Early studies in yoga and depression as well as many other experiences has lead him to be the wise, intelligent, and incredible Madisonian he is.  Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
01:04:24
November 2, 2020
19: Eric Rupert, How Personal Tragedy Led Him to Find Faith in the Kitchen ~ Part 2
This is the second part of my interview with the incredible Eric Rupert. He has had so much expertise with things in and out of the kitchen cooking for Epic, Nutkrack, Sub Zero and more.  Share our unified link! linktr.ee/themadisonianpodcast Buy Nutkrack: nutkrack.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
39:17
October 8, 2020
18: Eric Rupert, How he became Executive Chef At Epic Feeding thousands of People a Day ~ Part 1
Eric Rupert has done countless amazing things including puppetry, cooking, trekking through nepal and taiwan, founding his own cafe, working as a baker, chef and doing everything in between. Part 2 will be released on Thursday of this week. Buy Nutkrack! Tell your friends! linktr.ee/themadisonianpodcast nutkrack.com Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
44:20
October 5, 2020
17: Greg Jeschke, How he Became A News Anchor for 40 Years
Greg Jeschke is an incredible anchor and documentarian. He has covered so many stories in his 40 years in the world of news and journalism. Now he just started his documentary company JDog Productions LLC. Listen to hear his cross country journey in news and documentaries.  Check out his Documentaries:  https://jdogproductions.com/ Justified Journey: https://youtu.be/zC3WRc3xuSA INterDEPENDENCE: https://youtu.be/CO__spSjB8c Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
52:15
September 28, 2020
16: Rev. Dr. Alex Gee, How he is Bringing Awareness to the Huge Race Issue in Madison
Reverend Dr. Alex Gee is an incredible voice of the Madison community! We have a huge racial issue that we refuse to accept here in Madison. Listen to our conversation about his story and race in America and Madison. Check out his Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC3WRc3xuSA Check out his Podcast: https://www.alexgee.com/category/blacklikeme/ Our Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Support and learn more about Patreon: patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
45:00
September 21, 2020
Bonus ~ 15: Itaru Nagano, How he's Running a Restaurant in a Pandemic
Itaru Nagano is the Chef/Owner of Fairchild Restaurant. They only had two weeks open before the global pandemic hit. Listen to hear how he has been running and keeping his restaurant afloat during these times.  Fairchild Restaurant: fairchildrestaurant.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themadisonianpodcast Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
21:25
September 17, 2020
14: Michael Velliquette, How he became Nationally Recognized for his Art
Michael Velliquette makes incredible works of art. His art wow's viewers around the world. I would greatly encourage you to check out his art using the two links below. Stay tuned for this weeks Mid-Week Bonus Episode on Thursday with chef restauranteur Itaru Nagano.  Michaels Work: https://www.velliquette.com/ https://www.instagram.com/michaelvelliquette/?hl=en Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
47:39
September 14, 2020
Bonus! ~ 13: Maka Chikowero, How she Spoke in Front of the United Nations at 10
Maka Chikowero has accomplished so much at such a young age including speaking in front of the united nations and founding a nonprofit to help girls in Zimbabwe. Be sure to contribute to her non-profit: https://www.mtceducateagirlinc.org/ Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
09:36
September 10, 2020
12: Odessa Piper, How she Founded One of the Top Fifty Restaurants in America
Odessa Piper is an incredible nationwide known Madisonian who is best known for founding L'etoile here in Madison. She owned and ran the establishment for almost 30 years! Listen to her story on how she hitchhiked to Madison with a goal set in her mind! Support L'etoile: letoile-restaurant.com Support us: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
58:34
September 7, 2020
11: Peter and Lou Berryman, How Music, Humor and Politics Intertwine to Create a Nationwide known Folk Duo
Peter and Lou Berryman have been lead by music for most of their lives. From the day they met to where they are now a lot has happened. Listen to hear how their morals of peace, love, and happiness stuck with them throughout their musical careers! Click on the link to hear their music! Lou and Peter's Website: https://www.louandpeter.com/ Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
51:07
August 31, 2020
10: Lionel Martin, How he Journeyed from Guarding Nukes in Germany to Living in Madison
Lionel Martin is a Manual therapist, massage therapist, former military, nutritionist, and many more. It seems he has done everything under the sun! Listen to hear how he went from serving in the army guarding nuclear weapons and underground bunkers in Germany to using a form of muscle testing to determine what is wrong with patients in an almost psychic way. Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
42:42
August 17, 2020
9: DJ Pain 1, How he Produces Tracks for the some of the Worlds Biggest Artists
Dj Pain 1 has lived in Madison his entire life. He lived a life not caring for a long time. He went from having a 1.8 GPA to a master's degree and a job producing tracks for huge artists! Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Dj Pain 1's podcast: https://linktr.ee/mecpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
40:15
August 10, 2020
8: Bill Baldon, How he is on a Mission to fix the School to Prison Pipeline
Bill Baldon is the head of Restorative Justice at YWCA. He is on a mission to root out the school to prison pipeline by bringing in an unconventional method called Restorative Justice. Learn more about restorative justice by clicking play! Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
47:12
August 3, 2020
7: Amani Latimer Burris, State Senate Spotlight Series Episode 2
Amani Latimer Burris has lived life to its full extent and has been in and out of the education, floral, and press field. She is now running for State Senate district 26.  Amani's Website: https://amaniforwisconsin.com/ Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
31:31
July 27, 2020
6: Nada Elmikashfi, State Senate Spotlight Series Episode 1
Nada Elmikashfi is an amazing progressive, working-class, passionate politician running for state senate. The primary is August 11th.  Nada's Website: https://www.nadaforwisconsin.com/ Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
26:30
July 27, 2020
5: Carlos Alvarado, How he Worked his way up from Dishwasher to Fighting Housing Inequities
Carlos Alvarado is the wonderful co-owner of The Alvarado Real Estate Group. He has amazing stories to tell from when he was born in Mexico to where he is now.   Carlos' Website: https://www.thealvaradogroup.com/ Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
38:09
July 20, 2020
4: Ceci Ford, How World Travel and Puppets Landed her in Madison
Ceci Ford is a linguist, puppeteer, and world traveler. She was exposed to tons of war damage and catastrophe whilst living in Europe and the middle east.  Listen to hear how she ended up as a professor at the UW who is involved in the community and loves puppets! Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music Credits: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
44:37
July 13, 2020
3: Shabnam Lotfi, How she has class action suit against Trump
Shabnam Lotfi is a skilled immigration attorney who has had many challenges and accomplishments throughout her life. Listen to hear how she has won 98 percent of her cases and even sued Trump. Please buy our merch to support the show!: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
35:46
July 6, 2020
2: Anu Ebbe, How she became A Blue Ribbon Winning Principal
Anu Ebbe moved around a lot while living in India. She seized her opportunity to come to the US at the age of 14. Listen to hear how she dealt with learning English on her own and how she changed the norms of elementary school to become more accepting and embracing. Merchandise: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast Music credits and license: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
39:59
June 29, 2020
1: Andy Francis, How Punk Rock Saved his Life
Andy Francis had a crazy journey with lots of challenges in his life. Listen to see how he overcame them.  Merch: teespring.com/stores/themadisonianpodcast  Music: Voices by ASHUTOSH | https://soundcloud.com/grandakt Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
43:42
June 22, 2020