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State Your Line: A Kansas City Podcast

State Your Line: A Kansas City Podcast

By State Your Line
A weekly podcast for Kansas Citians by Kansas Citians, hosted by the Ritz brothers. Kevin & Danny cover all things Kansas City on both sides of State Line Rd.
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Episode 77 Ryan Weber, CEO of KC Tech Council
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Ryan Weber, CEO of KC Tech Council.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chiefs Updates  Openings and Closings  What'd We Try This Week    Deets on the Streets What's Good in the Neighborhood?  Mixed Plate of Italian food in KC
1:39:22
October 20, 2020
Epsiode 76: The Mixologer Justin Keller
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Justin Keller, founder of The Mixologer. Ever wanted a craft cocktail delivered to your house? Now you can with the Mixologer kits! This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chiefs Updates Openings and Closings  What'd We Try This Week   Personal Pinetar  What's Good in the Neighborhoo? Mixed Plate of Asian Cuisine in KC
1:13:41
October 13, 2020
Episode 75: Brad Keller of the Kansas City Royals
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Brad Keller of the Kansas City Royals. They also stay up late to recap Monday Night Football!  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Baby Mahomes Update Chiefs Updates Openings and Closings  What'd We Try This Week   Personal Pinetar  Mixed Plate of Coffee Shops 
1:41:47
October 6, 2020
Episode 74: Gripping Golf Podcast with Billy Daniels and Chiefs MNF Recap
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Billy Daniels of the Gripping Golf podcast based out of Kansas City. They also stay up late to recap Monday Night Football!  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chiefs Updates Royals Updates Openings and Closings     Deets on the Streets Personal Pinetar  Midwest Mad Mixed Plate of Basic Fall Activities 
1:51:51
September 29, 2020
Episode 73: West 18th Street Fashion Show
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers welcome on the people who make the 20th Annual West 18th Street Fashion Show possible! Thanks to  Peregrine Honig, Calvin Arsenia, April Dion, and Celeste Lupercio for joining us! This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chiefs Updates Royals Updates Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Cali Kev  Personal Pinetar  Mixed Plate of Regretable Fashion Trends  https://west18thstreetfashionshow.com/
1:40:33
September 22, 2020
Episode 72: Adam Roberts of Screenland Armour
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers welcome on Adam Roberts, owner of Screenland Armour in North Kansas City.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chiefs Updates Kansas Citian of the Week Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week State Your Line Investigates Mixed Plate of Movies We Are Embarrassed to not have Seen
1:40:19
September 15, 2020
Episode 71: Matt Staub - Let's Talk Traffic and Transportation in KC
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine in 2019 and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers join Matt Staub, Chair of Parking and Transportation Commission in Kansas City and member of the Street Car Authority Board. 
1:35:56
September 8, 2020
Episode 70: Dad Advice from Sam Mellinger, Colleen Kelly, and Andrew McKeegan
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers seek some "Dad Advice" from some of KC's finest for Danny, the soon to be dad. The guests this week include Sam Mellinger from the Kansas City Star, Colleen Kelly of Kelly's Westport Inn, and good friend and new dad Andrew McKeegan. This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Dad Advice What'd We Try This Week Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Raising Dogs and Kids
1:22:34
September 1, 2020
Episode 69: The Bracketologist Podcast with Ben Walnick
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers join Ben Walnick, Founder & CEO of Let It Fly Media on his podcast, The Bracketologist Podcast. The topic: Fast Food Items.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Royals Updates Chiefs Updates Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Say Something Nice About St. Louis Deets on the Street Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Kansas City's Festivals 
1:30:20
August 25, 2020
Episode 68: Kansas City Mavericks Head Coach Tad O'Had
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Tad O'Had, head coach of the Kansas City Mavericks.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Royals Updates Chiefs Updates Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Deets on the Street Kansas Citian of the Week Mixed Plate of Best Patios in KC
1:24:39
August 18, 2020
Episode 67: Lead to Read Executive Director Pauly Hart
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Pauly Hart, Executive Director of Lead to Read KC, one of our favorite non profits in all of the city!  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Royals Updates Big Life Updates Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Deets on the Street: Gregory  Midwest Mad Mixed Plate of Childhood Books
1:32:12
August 11, 2020
Episode 66: Out 'N About with Nico and Will
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019 & 2020! This week the Ritz brothers interview Nico Coady and Will Markway from the Out 'N About podcast about their journey across the country for a good cause! This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Thank you for voting for us! Chiefs & Royals Updates Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Deets on the Street Personal Pinetar Mixed Plate of Unexpected Awesome Weather Activities 
1:24:44
August 4, 2020
Episode 65: Dave Stewart
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Kansas City sports legend Dave Stewart.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Royals and Sporting KC update Openings and Closing    What'd we try this week    Say Something Nice About St. Louis Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Best Beers
1:36:06
July 28, 2020
Episode 64: Loews Hotel Grand Opening
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Mark Champa and Brian Johnson of the new Loews Hotel in downtown Kansas City. This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chris Jones's new contract Openings and Closing   What'd we try this week   What's good in the neighborhood Mixed Plate of Worst Kansas City Sports Contracts
1:10:50
July 21, 2020
Episode 63: Double Tap KC Owner & Founder Terry Keith
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Terry Keith, owner and founder of Double Tap KC, a new bar in the River Market that mixes booze, fun, and gaming! This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Kansas Citian of the Week  Openings and Closing  What'd we try this week  Personal Pine Tar  Mixed Plate of things we are a 99 overall at
1:18:54
July 14, 2020
Episode 62: The 2nd Annual Lake Episode
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers are bringing you the 2nd Annual Lake Episode. Each summer for the pas 30+ years Danny and Kevin join the Ritz family for a week at the Lake of the Ozarks. For the Lake Episode, family and friends bring hot topics to the mic, Kevin presses record, and the fun begins! Be sure to check out Episode 9 for the original Lake Episode. 
1:13:48
July 7, 2020
Episode 61: Alec Lewis of The Athletic
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Alec Lewis, covering the Royals for the Athletic. This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Kansas Citian of the Week Openings and Closing What'd we try this week Personal Pine Tar What's good in the neighborhood Mixed Plate of Drinking Games
1:26:15
June 30, 2020
Episode 60: Katherine Lee: Global Real Estate Advisor at Bash & Co. Sotheby's
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Katherine Lee, Global Real Estate Advisor at Bash & Co. Sotheby's  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Kansas Citian of the Week Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Dad Moves
1:15:44
June 23, 2020
Episode 59: Sam Mellinger
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.   This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Vote for us! https://www.kansascitymag.com/best-of-kc/ Baseball, please come back Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week People Like Us Brittany Lynne post of the week Mixed Plate of Summer Treats
1:26:35
June 16, 2020
Episode 58: Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.   This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Vote for us! Patrick Mahomes is the face of the NFL Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Personal Pine Tar Brittany Lynne Post of the Week Mixed Plate of  Streets in KC
1:32:15
June 9, 2020
Episode 57: Audio Obscura
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers play an audio mystery game with Michael Foster and David Martinez of  the Audio Obscura Podcast.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Vote for us! Protests in Kansas City Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Persona Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Golf Courses in KC 
1:30:04
June 2, 2020
Episode 56: Chris Meyers co-founder of Crane Brewing
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and Kansas City Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers interview Chris Meyers, co-founder of Crane Brewing.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Vote for us! Corona at the Lake Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week People Like Us Walk the Line Mixed Plate of  Worst Activities while Hungover 
1:21:19
May 26, 2020
Episode 55: Blackhole Bakery Owner & Chef Jason Provo
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Jason Provo, Owner & Chef of Blackhole Bakery. Segments this week include: State Your Line Investigates Openings and Closings What'd we try this week Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of the Lake of the Ozarks
1:22:39
May 19, 2020
Episode 54: Brad Keller of the Kansas City Royals
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers celebrate 1 year of podcasting! This week we talk with Brad Keller, pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.  This episode includes some of our favorite segments: Chief's Schedule Release Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week People Like Us  Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Missing Baseball
1:27:54
May 12, 2020
Episode 53: Time to Celebrate 1 Year!
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers celebrate 1 year of podcasting! This episode includes some of our favorite clips from past interviews and segments including: Pitching T-Shirt Ideas to Charlie Hustle Tarzan the Lawman Wonderfuzz Escape Rooms with Matt Baysinger Quinton Lucas talks Chiefs Super Bowl Celebration Fun times at Kelly's with Colleen Kelly That time we were on TV "The Lake Episode" Brittany Lynn Post of the Week Declaring War on Brick + Mortar Live from Arrowhead What's Good in the Neighborhood? Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Mixed Plates 
1:11:39
May 5, 2020
Episode 52: Austin Reiter, Super Bowl Champion
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Austin Reiter of the Kansas City Chiefs.  Segments this week include: Chiefs' Draft Update Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Border War   Midwest Nice Mixed Plate of Centers
1:26:09
April 28, 2020
Episode 51: Enneagram Test with Dani Cooper
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Dani Cooper, Owner of DeepWaters Enneagram in Kansas City.  Segments this week include: Best Bar in KC Bracket Update Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week What's Good in the neighborhood?   Midwest Nice Mixed Plate of social gatherings we miss
1:46:06
April 21, 2020
Episode 50: Lead Bank CEO Josh Rowland
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Josh Rowland, CEO of Lead Bank.  Segments this week include: The Lost Interview Recap Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week Midwest Nice Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Inconveniences of Technology 
1:34:55
April 14, 2020
Episode 49: The Lost Interview
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with... Segments this week include:  What'd we try this week People Like Us Midwest Nice Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of ways to stay positive!
41:55
April 7, 2020
Episode 48: Dave Hensley Owner of Bar, winner of the Best Bar in KC Bracket!
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Dave Hensley, Owner of Bar K and winner of the Best Bar in KC Bracket.  Segments this week include: Best Bar in KC Bracket Update Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week What's Good in the neighborhood?   Midwest Nice Mixed Plate of social gatherings we miss
1:01:49
March 31, 2020
Episode 47: Chris Easter, Co-founder of The Man Registry
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Chris Easter, co-founder of The Man Registry  Segments this week include: Best Bar in KC Bracket Update Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Midwest Nice Midwest Mad Fountain Thoughts What's Good in the neighborhood? Mixed Plate of being a groomsman 
1:24:35
March 24, 2020
Episode 46: Jon Stephens CEO of Port KC
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Jon Stephens, CEO of Port KC.  Segments this week include: Best Bar in Kansas City Bracket update Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Midwest Nice Say something nice about St. Louis Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of things to do during the Corona Virus
1:27:30
March 17, 2020
Episode 45: Owner of Antler Room: Leslie Newsam
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Leslie Newsam, Owner and Co-Founder of the Antler Room. Segments this week include: Best Bar in Kansas City is out! Go Vote Come see us at Kelly's for Meat Bingo on March 18th Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   What's good in the neighborhood? Say something nice about St. Louis Mixed Plate of March Madness memories 
1:14:39
March 10, 2020
Episode 44: Andy Rieger of J. Rieger & Co
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Andy Rieger, President of J. Rieger & Co. Segments this week include: What'd we learn about Kansas City Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Midwest Nice Midwest Mad Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of liquor stores
1:20:58
March 3, 2020
Episode 43: Marc Boerigter Kansas City Chiefs Legend
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Marc Boerigter, Kansas City Chiefs legend. Segments this week include: New recording studio at PlexPod Westport Commons  What'd we learn about Kansas City  Royals Update    Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Midwest Mad Say something nice about St. Louis Mixed Plate of our Favorite Chiefs Players 02-05
1:21:33
February 25, 2020
Episode 42: Kanbe's Market founder Max Kaniger
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with the founder of Kanbe's Markets, Max Kaniger. Kanbe’s Markets provides access to fresh, healthy foods in the areas of Kansas City designated by the USDA as a “food desert”, where residents lack consistent access to healthy and affordable food. Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Royals Update (Kind of) Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Midwest Nice Midwest Mad Mixed Plate of our Favorite Vegetables 
1:10:54
February 18, 2020
Episode 41: Head Coach of the KC Mavericks Kohl Schultz
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Interim Head Coach of the Kansas City Mavericks, Kohl Schultz. Segments this week include: Chiefs parade update    Whats good in the neighborhood, Prairie Village Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week    Mixed Plate of Valentine's Day
1:12:51
February 11, 2020
Episode 40: Chiefs Win Super Bowl LIV
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers recap Super Bowl LIV and what it means to Kansas City.  Segments this week include: Chiefs Super Bowl update    Midwest Mad  Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   People Like Us Mixed Plate of best plays from the Super Bowl
1:02:14
February 4, 2020
Episode 39: Wellness for the Win with Shanna Hutcheson, RD LD
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City by The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Shanna Hutcheson, RD LD from the blog Wellness for the Win.  Segments this week include: Chiefs Super Bowl Week update    Whats good in the neighborhood    What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of Super Bowl food 
1:19:52
January 28, 2020
Episode 38: Seth Sinovic of Sporting KC
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Seth Sinovic, Sporting KC legend and current New England Revolution. Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Whats good in the neighborhood  Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of our favorite Chiefs plays this year 
1:06:44
January 21, 2020
Episode 37: Mayor Quinton Lucas
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with the mayor of Kansas City, Quinton Lucas.  Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Whats good in the neighborhood  Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   People Like Us Mixed Plate of superstitions  
59:17
January 14, 2020
Episode 36: Restaurant Week with Mo Orpin and Marty Elton
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Mo Orpin, executive director of the Don Bosco Center, and Marty Elton, president of the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association. The Don Bosco Center is one of three beneficiaries of Restaurant Week this year.  Segments this week include: Chiefs playoff preview Whats good in the neighborhood  Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of Restaurant Week Say something nice about Saint Louis
1:03:59
January 7, 2020
Episode 35: Matt Baysinger of Swell Spark
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Matt Baysinger, founder of Swell Spark, which owns Breakout KC and Blade & Timber.  Segments this week include: Chiefs plays of the decade Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Mixed Plate of State Your Line  
1:08:30
December 31, 2019
Episode 34: Made in KC co-owner Keith Bradley
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Keith Bradley, co-owner of Made in KC.  Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Brittany Lynn post of the week Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of Christmas Gifts for Kansas City
1:15:26
December 24, 2019
Episode 33: Heartland Hat Co. Founder David Collins
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with David Collins, founder and creator of Heartland Hat Co .  Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Whats good in the neighborhood  Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of coming home to KC for the Holidays 
1:09:27
December 17, 2019
Episode 32: The Clubhouse Experience with Tyler Morrison
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Tyler Morrison, Director of Guest Experience & Technology at The Clubhouse Experience. Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Brittany Lynn Post of the Week Midwest Nice Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of Best Burgers in KC
1:11:32
December 10, 2019
Episode 31: Bungii co-founder Harrison Proffitt
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Harrison Proffitt, co-founder of tech startup Bungii.  Segments this week include: Chiefs update Royals Update    Whats good in the neighborhood  Openings and Closings     People Like Us What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of brunch places in KC
1:08:00
December 3, 2019
Episode 30: Tamara Day of Bargain Mansions and Growing Days
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine and 435 Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Tamara Day, star of Bargain Mansions on HGTV and owner of Growing Days .  Segments this week include: Chiefs update    Whats good in the neighborhood  Openings and Closings     What'd we try this week   Personal Pine Tar   Mixed Plate of things KC should be thankful for 
1:14:06
November 26, 2019
Episode 29: Lifted Spirits founder Michael Stuckey
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Michael Stuckey, founder of Lifted Spirits Distillery.   Segments this week include: Chiefs update   What's good in the neighborhood? What'd we try this week  Openings and Closings    Personal Pine Tar  Mixed Plate of Mexican food in KC
1:14:14
November 19, 2019
Episode 28: Visit KC with Derek Klaus
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the best local podcast in Kansas City by The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers talk with Derek Klaus, the director of communications for Visit KC.
1:13:34
November 12, 2019
Episode 27: The Wonderfuzz Part 2
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with  Wonderfuzz, Kansas City's best local band. Last week was part 1 of our interview, this is part 2.  Segments this week include: Chiefs update   Royals Update What'd we try this week Openings and Closings   Personal Pine Tar Mixed Plate of Hidden Gems in KC
1:19:37
November 5, 2019
Episode 26: Wonderfuzz
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with  Wonderfuzz, Kansas City's best local band. This will be part 1 of the interview, with Part 2 dropping next week.  Segments this week include: Chiefs update  Openings and Closings  Mixed Plate of Birthday's
1:17:02
October 29, 2019
Episode 25: Betty Rae's Owner David Friesen & the Border War is Back!
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Betty Rae's owner & founder David Friesen to talk ice cream! Segments this week include: Chiefs update  Border War Talk & Relationship Advice What'd we try this week People like us  Openings and Closings  Personal Pine Tar  Mixed plate
1:26:56
October 22, 2019
Episode 24: Alex Lindsey West Bottoms Whiskey Co
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast in Kansas City in The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Alex Lindsey, owner and founder of West Bottoms Whiskey Co. Segments this week include: Chiefs update What'd we try this week People like us Openings and Closings Personal Pine Tar Mixed plate
1:06:45
October 15, 2019
Episode 23: Tarzan the Lawman - Tristen Woods
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast by The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Tarzan the Lawman himself, Tristen Woods.  Segments this week include: Chiefs Update What'd we try this week Openings and Closings Personal Pinetar  Brittany Lynn post of the week Mixed plate live from arrowhead
1:14:04
October 8, 2019
Episode 22: The Pitch Owner Adam Carey
Welcome in to State Your Line, voted the Best Local Podcast by The Pitch Magazine in 2019! This week the Ritz brothers sit down with Adam Carey, owner and COO of The Pitch magazine.  Segments this week include: Thanks for voting for us for best local podcast! Chiefs Recap Openings and Closings What'd we try this week Only a Missourian What's good in the neighborhood? Mixed Plate
1:12:38
October 1, 2019
Episode 21: Bar K Co-Founder Dave Hensley
Welcome in to State Your Line, a podcast for Kansas Citians by Kansas Citians, hosted by the Ritz brothers. This week the Ritz brothers interview Bar K co-founder Dave Hensley to talk about one of the most unique bars and businesses in all of the country.  Segments this week include: Live From Arrowhead What'd we try this week  Openings and Closings  Mixed Plate Brittany Lynn Post of the week People Like Us Personal Pinetar  Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:19:44
September 24, 2019
Episode 20: Andrew Morgans of Landocked KC and Marknology
Welcome in to State Your Line, a podcast for Kansas Citians by Kansas Citians, hosted by the Ritz brothers. This week the Ritz brothers interview local entrepreneur Andrew Morgans who has started companies such as Landocked, an apparel company,  and Marknology, a company that helps promote brands on Amazon.  Segments this week include: What'd we try this week Openings and Closings Hot Takes from the Star Learning about Kansas City Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:09:30
September 17, 2019
Episode 19: Kansas City BBQ Society CEO Emily Detwiler
Welcome into episode 19 of State Your Line, a podcast for Kansas Citians by Kansas Citians The Ritz brothers talk about the Chiefs 1-0 start Next they dish on what they learned about Kansas City this week There are two openings of restaurants in KC this week including a Shake Shack in Leawood This week, Emily Detwiler joins the Ritz's to talk KCBS and the American Royal Like every week, here about what we tried this week People like us, and are stopping traffic to let us know Every Kansas Citian experiences the same Pine Tar incident this week Mixed Plate of Mixed Plates Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:11:19
September 10, 2019
Episode 18: Chiefs Insider Tom Martin
Welcome into State Your Line a Podcast for Kansas Citians by Kansas Citians, hosted by the Ritz Brothers This episode is brought to you by Kelly's Westport Inn This week we start with our favorite thing we learned about Kansas City Next we talk about what is opening and closing This weeks interview is with Tom Martin of Let it Fly Media and we talk about the upcoming Chiefs season Then we jump into what we tried around Kansas City this week This weeks Mixed Plate is best things about going back to school And we close with our personal pine tar incident  Thanks for listening! Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:01:54
September 5, 2019
Episode 17: Kansas City Sports Commission President & CEO Kathy Nelson
Welcome into State Your Line episode 17 with Kathy Nelson The Royals are for sale, are you buying this? Highlights from the Ritz brothers' trip to Arrowhead  College Football is back Interview with Kansas City Sports Commission President & CEO Kathy Nelson What'd we try this week? Personal Pine Tar  Mixed Plate: Best things about College Football Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:15:01
August 29, 2019
Episode 16: Charlie Hustle Founder Chase McAnulty
Welcome into State Your Line Chiefs Update Openings and Closings Interview with Chase McAnulty, founder of Charlie Hustle What'd we try this week Mixed Plate: Things that have left KC that we miss Personal Pine Tar Incident of the Week People Like us, too much Is anyone actually reading this? First person to DM on Instagram "Crispy Boys" gets a free koozie. Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:14:50
August 22, 2019
Episode 15: Matt Anthony - Head for the Cure
This week the Ritz Brothers cover all things Kansas City, with a side of goodness. That goodness this week is talking with Matt Anthony, founder of Head for the Cure and former CEO of VML.  Be sure to listen to what the brothers tried this week, their personal pine tar incidents, and also openings and closings. They also discuss what's in a name at "The K" and recap the Chiefs first preseason game.  Is anyone actually reading this? First person to DM on Instagram "Crispy Boys" gets a free koozie.  Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart  
1:03:14
August 15, 2019
Episode 14: Bo Nelson Co-Founder of Thou Mayest
Episode 14 and there is a guest! Bo Nelson, co-founder of Thou Mayest Roasters joins the Ritz brothers this week to talk all things coffee, plants, the birds and the bees, and much much more! The Ritz brothers also talk Chiefs' training camp and the top twitter follows for Chiefs fans. They talk Royals and players' weekend jersey and nicknames. Next they discuss what is opening and closing in Kansas City. After the interview, the boys discuss what they tried this week, including a live review of Mahomes Magic Crunch. Next they have their mixed plate of over-hyped things in Kansas City.  Is anyone actually reading this? First person to DM on Instagram "Crispy Boys" gets a free koozie.  Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
1:16:40
August 8, 2019
Episode 13: What would you hit the reset button on in KC?
This week the Ritz brothers discuss the Royals as the trade deadline comes and goes; and the Chiefs as training camp gets started up. Next they talk about what is opening and closing this week in KC and what they tried this week.  People like us, and by us, we mean KC, and by people, we mean Shaq aka DJ Diesel. Kevin does his best Shaq impression while Danny recreates Mix 93.3 from the 90s. Be sure to keep listening for the Mixed Plate of the week and for the debut of Kevin's dating life with BBQ Me Tinder. Lets cap this episode off with a Brittany Lynn post of the week. Music from Hooksounds and Stefan Shaulinsk. Hosted by Anchor.fm Logo by Paul Burkhart
51:19
August 1, 2019
Episode 12: A Look Behind the Curtain
This week the Ritz Brothers talk all things Kansas City, starting with the Royals and Chiefs. Next they discuss what is opening and closing in the city.  To celebrate 5k downloads, the Ritz brothers interview each other and give a look behind the curtain of what goes into making the podcast.  The back half of the episode consists of What'd We Try This Week, People Like Us, and then they compile their Mixed Plate of favorite jersey's they've ever owned.  Music by Stafan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds Hosted by anchor.fm
1:05:25
July 25, 2019
Episode 11: Mick Shaffer: Sports Director 41 Action News
Welcome to State Your Line, a podcast for Kansas Citians, by Kansas Citians. This week we have a jam packed episode with guest Mick Shaffer. The Ritz brothers talk Royals and their hot start to the second half of the season. Next they talk about the Chiefs' players enjoying vacation and the Madden 2020 ratings that came out. Then they talk about what is opening and closing around Kansas City. Mick Shaffer, sports director of 41 Action News joins the show this week. We cover all sorts of topics with Mick, in one of our favorite interviews yet.  After the interview, we talk about what we tried this week as we do every week. Then we talk about how people in DC aren't the biggest fans of KC. Then we finish with the debut of our new segment, the BBQ Platter where we talk our favorite things to do on a hot ass day in Kansas City.  Music is from Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds. Podcast is hosted by anchor.fm Graphics by Paul Burkhart 
1:07:50
July 18, 2019
Episode 10: Alec Lewis: Royals Beat Writer for The Athletic
Episode 10 is here and filled with some great content. First the Ritz Boys address the Tyreek Hill situation for the first time, getting a little serious. Then we discuss opening and closing before starting our interview with Alec Lewis from The Athletic. Alec covers the Royals and stops by to recap the first half of the season for the boys in blue. What did we try this week? Be sure to listen in and find out. People like KC and Our Lord and Savior Patrick Mahomes. And then we finish with some News from the Northland and What's good in the neighborhood? Music by Stefan Shaulinsk and HookSounds.  Podcast hosted by anchor.fm
1:05:10
July 11, 2019
Episode 9: The Lake of The Ozarks
Happy birthday, America! Shit is about to get weird. Just listen to this episode of a little something different from the Ritz brothers!
50:59
July 4, 2019
Episode 8: Jeremy Danner, Boulevard Brewery
Summer is here in KC, and so are those summer hot takes. The Ritz Brothers discuss Kevin Kietzman's terrible take on Andy Reid and the reaction that followed. Next, let's get Midwest mad about Chiefs Kingdom being ranked the 31st best fans in the NFL! Then we talk Royals and some of our favorite Royals all-stars of yesteryear.  This week with sit down with Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer, from Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City. We talk all things Boulevard and Royals in a very fun interview.  This week opening is Christopher Elbow's Fairway Creamery, where your phone eats first. We finally go behind enemy lines and try Brick + Mortar in Waldo, and Danny get's to sit in the Crown seats at the K, allegedly. Whats good in the neighborhood? Taco bell salsa, come and get it $$!! Music by Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds. Podacst is hosted by anchor.fm
1:01:00
June 27, 2019
Episode 7: Kansas City Stack Burger Review and Jon Dedon
State Your Line has gone international and our London corresponded bring over the UK McDonald's "Kansas City Stack" burger. The story took off, and we did our burger review in front of a camera from 41 Action News and they featured us on the 10:00 news!  We talk as much Royals as we can stomach. Yeah, we are at that point with the boys in blue. We also talk about new Mayoral Elect Quinton Lucas, Kansas City's new Mayor! This week's interview is Jon Dedon from KENNYHERTZ PERRY law firm in Kansas City. We talk about how his firm will be representing a lot of the new businesses opening up to sell medical marijuana and the impact it will have on KC. Curious how to get a card? Listen up! The Ritz brother's end the episode recapping their weekend at Boulevardia. And as a special surprise, a Brittany Lynn post of the week! Music by Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds. Podacst is hosted by anchor.fm
1:01:09
June 20, 2019
Episode 6: Brian McGannon
The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup Champions! How are you feeling about this Kansas City? This week we talk some hockey and much much more with our guest Brian McGannon, Director of Communications for the Kansas City Mavericks.  We cover the on pace for 112 loses Royals, as best we can this week. A new episode of The Franchise premiered this week, and we give our report on the report by reporters on what the Chiefs are up to this off season.  Opening this week? We revisit Brick + Mortar which will finally be opening this weekend. We tried El Pollo Rey in KCK this week, and Kevin tries cheesy corn from Jack Stack for the first time and is less than pleased. Sound off in the comments your opinion on Jack Stack cheesy corn.  We also debut some hot takes from the KC Star's letter to the editor this week that you'll be sure to enjoy.  Music is from Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds. Podcast is hosted by anchor.fm 
1:01:20
June 13, 2019
Episode 5: Rafi Chaudry, CEO of Torn Label BrewCo
Jam packed episode here with a great interview with the CEO of one of KC's favorite local breweries. Rafi Chaudry, the most interesting man in the world, discusses starting up Torn Label, being Russia's most wanted man, and reveals some new beers that Torn label will be coming out with this summer.  The Ritz brother's talk about the Royals new draft pick Bobby Whitt Jr and the hype surrounding him. Patrick Mahomes was chugging beers at the Stanley Cup finals in a Blue's jersey, what will the kids think?  A new Poke Bowl restaurant seems to be opening up on every corner, and Danny has no idea what a poke bowl is. This week we try Alma Mader Brewing and review. There is a lot going on this weekend so be sure to listen and find something fun to do this weekend!   Music is from Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds. Podcast is hosted by anchor.fm 
59:46
June 6, 2019
Episode 4: KC Wedding Planner Sarah Quinlivan
Wedding season is upon us, so this week the Ritz brothers sit down with KC Wedding Planner Sarah Q to talk weddings in Kansas City. Sarah shares some bridezilla stories, FOB mishaps, and tell us what's real from the movie The Wedding Planner.  We also talk the about the new show, The Franchise, that gives Chiefs kingdom a behind the scenes look at the 2019 Chiefs. Kevin talks about his golf trip to Old Kinderhook at the Lake of the Ozarks and explains what a crispy boy is. Danny tries out his apartment's tornado shelter during the storm and we debate who's tornado was better, Kansas or Missouri.  What's good in the neighborhood? We debut a new segment to check in on the Nextdoor app to see whats going on in Waldo.  Music is from Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds. Podcast is hosted by anchor.fm 
55:08
May 30, 2019
Episode 3: Boulevardia Event Planners from O'Neill Events & Marketing and the NFL Draft is coming to Kansas City!!
This week the Ritz brothers talk about a dream come true for KC, the NFL Draft in 2023! They sit down with the event planners for the biggest beer and music festival in KC,  Boulevardia. Chris and Keli from O'Neill Events talk about the history of Boulevardia and what goes into planning an event of that size.  The Brittany Lynne post of the week makes a return as Kevin reads another classic Brittany post to help whip him into shape.  A new restaurant group from Cali is taking over the building in Waldo which used to be occupied by Tanners, RIP. Will it succeed? Music is from Stefan Shaulinsk and Hooksounds Podcast is hosted by anchor,fm
57:52
May 23, 2019
Episode 2: Colleen Kelly: Co-Owner of Kelly's Westport Inn
In this episode the Ritz Brothers interview Colleen Kelly, co-owner of Kelly's Westport Inn. We talk about the history of Kelly's, the behinds the scenes of owning a bar, and ask for forgiveness of past transgressions.  This episode features a live look-in at Nicky Lopez's first Major League at bat* for our Royals update. We remember Gunther Cunningham, former Chiefs head coach and defensive coordinator, who passed away this week for our Chiefs update. Other segments this week include - Openings/Closings - What'd you try this week? - ASMR Beer Reviews - People Like Us - Switching Sides - What's coming this weekend.  Music is form Stefan Schaulinsk and Hooksounds Podcast is hosted by Anchor.fm
57:16
May 15, 2019
Episode 1: Welcome to State Your Line
Welcome to the very first episode of State Your Line, hosted by the Ritz Brothers, Kevin & Danny. This podcast will cover all things Kansas City, on both sides of State Line RD. This episode features an introduction of your hosts, what we are going to be talking about, and who we are going to be talking with.  Next we jump into our segments: Royals & Chiefs updates - Coming to KC - What'd you try this week? - Only in Missouri - Midwest Mad - Our Lord and Savior Patrick Mahomes - Brittany Lynne Post of the Week - People Like Us - Walk The Line Be sure to listen next week to hear our conversation with owner of Kelly's Westport Inn, Colleen Kelly Music is from  Stefan Schaulinsk and HookSounds  Logo designed by Paul Burkhart and 
49:06
May 8, 2019