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Episode 183: Why the F Childcare is so Expensive
Ask any parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend and you will hear the same struggle: Childcare is hard. It is expensive, often inflexible, and can negatively affect both budgets and career traction.  We dive into what is happening, why it is happening, and what some businesses and presidential candidates are attempting to do about it in this episode! Plus, hear from listeners and get the stats and facts you need to think critically about this issue.  Subscribe to The Little London Show today so you don't miss an episode and find details on this pod and the sources we use at www.thelittlelondonshow.com. 
57:54
February 13, 2020
Episode 182: Superblocks
Should Colorado Springs have a pedestrian-only walkway in the downtown core? We look at other models, bring the stats and facts, and include your messages! 
50:22
January 8, 2020
Episode 181: 2019 Pop-Culture with DC Jim!
We start the year with the annual look-back at pop-culture! Jeff and DC Jim take a look at music, movies and more. Don't worry, you can still catch some of these awesome recommendations if you missed them last year. 
52:17
January 3, 2020
Episode 180: IndyGive non-profits The Place and Rocky Mountain Field Institute
We are proud to be a media sponsor of the IndyGive campaign. This episode we bring you two non-profits working locally who are part of the campaign - The Place (formally Urban Peak) and Rocky Mountain Field Institute. 
1:01:26
December 27, 2019
Episode 179: Empty Stocking Fund
Jeff sits down to talk philanthropy, non-profits, and supporting our community in this special year-end episode. 
38:29
December 3, 2019
Episode 178: Ballot Wrap Up + Demand Management
We cover the ballot results and what they mean (Like, when can you start betting on your favorite sports team . . .?), as well as dive in to Listener Matt's question about Demand Management and how that relates to Proposition DD!  Get more info and all our maps and stats at www.thelittlelondonshow.com 
44:37
November 14, 2019
Episode 177: WTF is on the Ballot?
It's our signature episode! We bring you the top city and state ballot issues, the pros and cons, the arguments officially submitted for and against, we track down the money, and we fail to keep our opinions to ourselves! Enjoy.  Your ballot is due November 5th!
53:17
October 28, 2019
Episode 176: Counting on the Census
What is the big deal about the census anyway? Besides knowing how many people live in the country, what is the purpose? We dive in to the nitty gritty with some folks that have committed their time to making sure everyone in El Paso and Teller counties gets counted. Find out how the census affects federal funding, programming, and representation in this episode. 
50:45
October 10, 2019
Episode 175: Our Neighbors at CONO
Want to plan a block party in your neighborhood? Need advice on dealing with a neighbor's noisy dog? We want to introduce you to CONO - The non-profit making it easier to be a good neighbor. 
1:02:36
September 26, 2019
Episode 174: Arts Update with COPPeR
Jeff and Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, talk about upcoming events, new cultural opportunities in COS, and some of the Cultural Office's new programming involving our local military population. Enjoy the show!
53:23
September 21, 2019
Episode 173: The Colorado Water Compact
When it rains or snows in Colorado many states pay attention. Why? Because of a compact that guarantees water passes through Colorado and on to Nevada, California, Arizona, Wyoming and more! Find out more about this important (and scientifically outdated) agreement in this episode. 
1:01:03
September 18, 2019
Episode 172: Local Food, Drinks, and Festivals with Rocky Mountain Food Report
Dionne from Rocky Mountain Food Report shares her vast knowledge of the food and drink happenings in COS and beyond! Tune in to find out what is opening, what is closing, what to order, and where to be. 
48:24
September 3, 2019
Episode 171: The Co-Working Craze hits COS
Jeff sits down with Russ Ware to talk about his new downtown Colorado Springs project: Spring. 
50:12
August 26, 2019
Episode 170: Colorado Department of Transportation
Is it really CDOT's fault that I-70 is totally backed up? Can we expect passenger rail along the front range any time soon? We dive in on this episode!  Get more information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com 
51:07
July 22, 2019
Episode 169: DNA Testing: Who is Banking on Your Bloodline?
Over 14 million consumers have had their DNA tested by companies like AncestryDNA and 23andMe. Dive into the economics, the science, the medicine, and the privacy challenges that are all at play when your DNA is catalogued and compared to others.  Get more information, including links to source material for this episode, at www.thelittlelondonshow.com. Thanks for liking and subscribing.
1:02:25
June 26, 2019
Episode 168: Decreasing Homelessness in COS
This week we talk to the city’s Homeless Prevention and Response Coordinator, Andrew Phelps, and City Council President Richard Skorman about homelessness in Colorado Springs and their trip to Austin to see this tiny house community. Tune in as we talk about solutions in the works, discussions happening as we speak, and where the city is headed as we focus on decreasing homelessness and learning from projects happening around the country. 
56:56
June 18, 2019
Episode 167: News Roundup + Paying Public Officials
Episode 167: News Roundup + Paying Public Officials by Little London Media
43:10
June 7, 2019
Episode 166: All The Governor's Bills
Episode 166: All The Governor's Bills by Little London Media
44:28
May 15, 2019
Episode 165: Special Tax Districts
Thanks to a friend-of-the-show suggestion, we took a deep dive into Special Tax Districts with guest and expert Sarah Humbargar. Find out how these districts work, how they receive and spend funds, and who has final say on the work that gets done. Get more information, including show notes, at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
59:00
May 2, 2019
Episode 164: Entrepreneurship with Gretchen Jones
Gretchen Jones is a designer, fashion icon and an entrepreneur who is bringing her 15 years of experience into the business world to help companies establish a more human approach to capitalism. Gretchen joins Jeff in the studio to talk business, social and environmental impacts and the impact of social media on our identities and approaches to the world. Enjoy the show!
44:58
April 4, 2019
Episode 163: A Whiskey Origin Story
291 Whiskey is a international award winning distillery that started in the basement of an old house on South Tejon. In this episode Jeff sits down with founder Michael Myers to talk about how 291 Whiskey came to be, where it is going and how craft distillers are making a mark in COS.
56:57
March 28, 2019
Episode 162: Bikes and Ballots With Jill Gaebler
In this episode Jeff sits down with Councilwoman Jill Gaebler to talk about the recent bike forum and biking infrastructure in COS. With an April election on the horizon Jeff and Jill also talk city council candidates and ballot issue 1. Enjoy the show!
55:21
March 22, 2019
Episode 161: Issue 1 with Firefighters for a Safer Colorado Springs
Can you believe the April election is just around the corner? We will be talking about the Mayor's race, city council, and the issues you will be voting on over the next month so you can meet that April 2 deadline with ease. To start, we chat with two representatives from Firefighters for a Safer Colorado Springs who are out talking about the access firefighters have to help make decisions for the city. Hear what their ballot issue - Issue 1 - is all about in this episode. Get more information about Issue 1 and this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or TuneIn!
1:06:23
February 25, 2019
Episode 159: The 100th Year of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is celebrating 100 years of art and culture! We sit down to talk with the Fine Arts Center about the events and festivities planned for the upcoming year and their history of thought-provoking, and sometimes risqué, performances and installations. Find out more about this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
56:58
February 15, 2019
Episode 158: Coffee and Confections
Just in time for Valentines, we bring you a timeless pairing that has found new ground in Colorado Springs. The owners of [blank] coffee and BonBon Bombardier have teamed up to bring our city delicious drinks, mouth-watering treats, and collaboration dinners worth clambering over. Hear from them as they discuss owning small businesses, partnerships, and bringing food innovation to the city. Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:24
February 4, 2019
Episode 157: WTF is up with the Wall?
The government is shut down, the rhetoric is confusing, and the empirical evidence is hard to find, so we dive in for you and bring you actual stats and facts about immigration, border walls, and national security. Tune in as we tell you WTF is actually up with that damn wall. Get more information at wwwthelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:33
January 16, 2019
Episode 156: 2018 Year in Pop Culture
We are back! 2018 is over, but before we can say goodbye Jeff and DC Jim take a look back and their highlights from what 2018 had to offer in the realm of movies, music, books, concerts and podcasts. Enjoy the annual LLS Year in Pop Culture!
1:01:32
January 10, 2019
Episode 155: Live Here, Give Here with Citizens Project
As an official media partner of the Give! Campaign, we are excited to bring you the stories and impact of a few local non-profits. This week, Citizens Project E.D. Deb and Board Member Shelby join us to talk about their work year-round and their goals to make it possible and a little easier for everyone to vote! Get more information about this episode and others at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
53:03
November 26, 2018
Episode 154: Neighborly Impact: An interview with Empty Stocking Fund Executive Director, Deb Mahan
'Tis the season of neighborliness! We sit down with the first Executive Director of the Empty Stocking Fund, Deb Mahan, to talk about her career in the community, giving back, and why campaigns like the Empty Stocking Fund and Indy Give! are so important to our community. Hear about the people and the organizations that get a boost this season and some of the events that help make it happen. More information available at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
49:49
November 8, 2018
Episode 153: WTF is on the Ballot? Candidates
Now that you know how to vote allllll the way through your ballot on amendments and propositions, it is time to pick the people that will represent you! We cover various races affecting Colorado Springs - from the gubernatorial race between Polis and Stapleton to the local reps that are working hard to get your vote. Tune in to get top talking points and facts about each candidate and get your ballot in before November 6! If you are listening to this show it is already too late to mail it in, so drop it in person at the designated dropbox locations around town.
1:00:19
November 1, 2018
Episode 152: WTF Is On The Ballot? Amendments & Propositions
We have two shows coming your way to talk through ballot issues and the people running for office! Up first: Amendments and Propositions. From restructuring the committee that draws district lines to where oil and gas can drill across the state, we have you covered. Tune in to get the low down (and just a little of our own commentary). Follow this one up with Part Two and get your ballot to the box before November 6!
1:01:30
October 24, 2018
Episode 151: 8 Steps to Reduce Homelessness in COS
In early October the City of Colorado Springs released a new action plan to reduce chronic homelessness in our city. In this episode, we go over the eight steps to the plan and talk about what it will take to make these steps a local reality. Our guest is the city's Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Coordinator, Andrew Phelps. Tune in and mark your calendars to make your voice heard at public meetings happening in the coming weeks. Thanks for listening, subscribing and sharing The Little London Show! www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:30
October 22, 2018
Episode 150: The Sharing Economy and Short-term Rentals in COS
It might get a lot more difficult to host a short-term rental, like an AirBnB, in Colorado Springs. The Planning Commission is proposing a new ordinance and we have the details. Plus, we bring you information on the sharing economy and how influential it really is when it comes to local economies. Tune in and share your love by liking, subscribing and telling your friends to listen. More information on this, and all LLS episodes, can be found at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
1:04:46
October 18, 2018
Episode 149: The Grand Finale of the Waldo Waldo
For seven years, the Waldo Waldo 5K has raised money to support Waldo Canyon restoration efforts. Over $200,000 has been donated to restoring this popular outdoor recreation area that was devastated by the Waldo Canyon Fire. This year will be the last year of the Waldo Waldo 5K, so we sat down with Jennifer Peterson of the Rocky Mountian Field Institute and Chelise Foster, Waldo Waldo creator and event organizer, to talk about the impact of this community fun-run and all that has happened over the last seven years. You can still sign up to be a part of the final year of the Waldo Waldo! Don't miss your opportunity to give back to our beloved open space. Find out more about this show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
53:38
October 8, 2018
Episode 148: Women and the Outdoors with the SRAM Women's Leadership Commitee
We sat down with four women from SRAM, a local bike component manufacturer and aspiring leader when it comes to women's leadership in the outdoor industry. We talk about women in the corporate pipeline, as well as women on single-track trails, and what today's outdoor companies are doing to increase inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace. Don't miss your invitation for the first ever CAMBER Exchange event in Colorado Springs! October 17 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the SRAM offices. Complimentary onsite childcare provided.
52:55
September 25, 2018
Episode 147: This Is How COS Millenials
COS has been written up recently for being a hot spot for millennials. So we sat down with one of those millennials to see what they are all about. Meet Alyssa. She is an artist and a social media director for a small non profit. She also has a side hustle that will make you grateful she is in COS. A fun show with one of the city's most badass women.
1:01:36
September 17, 2018
Episode 146: This Must Be The Place - An Interview with the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
How many theatre troops do we have in town? How often could you go see a play or experience art throughout the Pikes Peak Region? Ever feel like you just don't know what there is to do in town? The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region joins us this week to talk about some of the exhibits, events, movements, new openings and more that are happening in and around town - and the shear volume of options might surprise you! Tune in and let us know if you attend an events you find on PeakRadar.com or if you are participating in #ArtsOctober next month. Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
58:42
August 31, 2018
Episode 145: What's Right about Colorado Springs? With Yemi Mobolade
You may know him as the co-owner of the Wild Goose Meeting House, the co-owner of Good Neighbors Meeting House, and/or the VP of Business Retention and Expansion at the Chamber & EDC, but we know him as the guy that helps us see Colorado Springs from less jaded eyes. In this interview, we get corrected, inspired, and challenged to see our city through the lens of what is right with our town and get into the details about the work at the Chamber & EDC. Tune in and share your thoughts on this episode! What do you think is RIGHT with Colorado Springs? Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and, as always, thanks for liking, commenting and subscribing. The photo in our show graphic was taken by Steller Propeller Studio https://www.stellarpropellerstudio.com/
1:01:04
August 24, 2018
Episode 144: Beyond Ultra-Running with Alex Nichols
One of the top ultra-runners in the nation, Alex Nichols, was our first guest in the new studio. We talk running and ultra-running (of course), and dive into life outside of running. What does Alex do when he isn't setting records and challenging his own endurance? Find out in this episode! Get more information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:02:06
August 13, 2018
Episode 143: Local News Catch-up: Bike Lane Injunction, The Cog Railway and More!
From the downtown bike lane injunction to the Cog Railway, a few news items got some updates recently and we bring you the details. What is happening with the newest C4C stadium proposal? Will we ever have bike lanes downtown? Will the Cog Railway get the attention it needs to keep chugging up the mountain? We know some of the answers, and you can, too. Plus, the show starts with some news on new restaurant, brewery and coffee shop openings! Now you will know where to go . . . Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
40:27
August 3, 2018
Episode 142: Fresh Food, Healthier Neighborhoods with Colorado Springs Food Rescue
Join Darcie as she interviews Shane and Nat from Colorado Springs Food Rescue. They make two huge announcements on this episode of LLS! They are bringing great things to our community and you don't want to miss this episode. Tune in via Stitcher, iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast, TuneIn or any other podcast platform you prefer and get more info on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:46
July 27, 2018
Episode 141: Ed Roberson
Darcie and Jeff sit down with Ed Roberson - podcaster, avid reader and passionate conservationist. Ed talks about his new role at a land trust, how he got to where he is in his professional life and the authors and thinkers redefining what it means to live in the Western part of the United States.
54:09
July 12, 2018
Episode 140: PERA's Funding Shortfall: Trying to Fix Bad Math and Bad Management
One in ten Coloradans have PERA retirement benefits - the retirement option that replaces social security for teachers, state troopers, and other public employees. But, the system is broken. Miscalculations have left the program severely underfunded with Colorado being one of the worst off in the country. Tune in to find out what the Colorado legislature just did about that underfunding and how it will affect many of the people who have chosen to serve our state.
57:24
July 6, 2018
Episode 139: Switchback Coffee Roasters
Grab a cup of joe for this one! We sit down with Switchback Coffee Roasters owner Brandon Delgrosso and talk coffee, small business, Colorado Springs culture, and so much more. Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and try the avocado toast at Switchback at 330 N Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
59:20
June 28, 2018
Episode 138: Who the F is on the Primary Ballot?
You know that mail-in ballot sitting on the kitchen counter that you haven't completed, yet? We got you. We pulled the top two candidates in each category and each party to bring you what they stand for, what they've been saying on the campaign trail, and what has been written about them in the news. Now, you can complete your primary ballot! Yay! Congratulations, Independents, for the first year ever you can vote, too! Just make sure to only vote on ONE BALLOT or your vote won't count. Get more information and links to the info we share on the show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
47:48
June 14, 2018
Episode 137: Road Dieting to the State of Marijuana - A Local News Rundown
This week Darcie and Jeff dive into some local news stories that have been making waves lately, including the proposal to narrow Cascade Avenue near Colorado Colorado and the Old North End, and the controversy over the Cheyenne Canon master plan. Want to feel caught up? This one is for you!
57:00
June 7, 2018
Episode 136: You Share, I Share, We All Love Bike Share
One of the most exciting things to happen to Colorado Springs since we can remember - PIKE RIDE LAUNCHES in just a few short weeks. What is the deal with the majestic purple bikes that will be located all around town? How will it work? How much will it cost? Will they stop abruptly and toss you from the handlebars? We ask Alex Armani-Munn from Downtown Partnership all the details. Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and share it with someone you want to ride with!
51:48
May 30, 2018
Episode 135: Catching Up with Rocky Mountain Food Report and Focus on the Beer
Dionne from Rocky Mountain Food Report and Ryan from Focus on the Beer join Darcie for an in-depth look at food and beer news throughout the city. From the places about to open to the best patios for happy hour, you get it all and just in time for Summer! Be sure to subscribe to The Little London Show on your favorite podcast platform. Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
49:44
May 24, 2018
Episode 134: The Catamount Institute's Chris Aaby
Christopher Aaby, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute makes his triumphant return to the Little London Show! Chris and Darcie talk outdoor education, the Catamount Institute and non-profits in Colorado Springs.
57:01
May 10, 2018
Episode 133: The Pink Tax & Why it Costs More to be A Woman
You aren't making it up - it really does cost more to be a woman in our society. Find out the details, how this happens, and what you can do about it in this week's episode. Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and tell us what you think by chatting with @LittleLondonCOS
53:32
May 2, 2018
Episode 132: Sustainability News You May Have Missed
In honor of Earth Week we bring you some sustainability news you might have missed. Where is wind energy headed? How are cities being built to use less energy? What is the future of solar? Tune in to get these stories! Share how you are celebrating Earth Week on social media by finding The Little London Show (LittleLondonCOS).
49:56
April 24, 2018
Episode 131: Pay the Teachers!
West Virginia teachers went on strike, achieved a 5% pay raise and catalyzed a series of strikes across the country. What are the teachers asking for? Is it out of line? Depends on who you ask. Tune in to this episode to hear the details and get the scoop from a variety of perspectives. See the charts and graphs we talk about in this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and, as always, we appreciate any and all sharing, commenting and subscribing. Happy listening!
59:12
April 11, 2018
Episode 130: The State of Downtown with the Downtown Partnership
Sarah Humbargar, Vice President of Development Services for the Downtown Partnership, joins us to talk about development goals for downtown, successes and what is on the horizon. Filled with stats and facts, this episode will give you a good look at what is happening in the heart of Colorado Springs. Share your thoughts on this episode on social media and get more information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
48:49
April 4, 2018
Episode 129: Facts, Figures and the Future of the Homeless in COS
This week we sit down with the City of Colorado Springs's new Homeless Prevention and Response Coordinator Andrew Phelps to talk about how the city is addressing the homeless population, where he sees solutions to problems and the facts and figures behind homelessness. A good episode with lots of great information.
1:01:02
March 27, 2018
Episode 128: The Air Force, Toxic Chemicals and our Water Supply
Listen in as we discuss the water contamination issues in Fountain with Fountain Utilities Director, Curtis Mitchell. What is safe to drink? What are the implications on rate payers? What role does the Air Force play? Find out how this affects our community. Get more information on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:06:12
March 15, 2018
Episode 127: Colorado Springs' Iconic Buildings (A History Episode with Dr. Scott)
Dr. Scott Spillman is back! In this history episode of The Little London Show we talk about Colorado Springs' historic and iconic buildings including: The Antlers Hotel, Mining Exchange, Union Printer's Home and more. Get more episode information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and please subscribe and share. #WeareCOS
1:08:25
March 8, 2018
Episode 126: Don't Accommodate the Bully
We bring you some great upcoming events, a chance to go to the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance Gubernatorial forum, talk about cyberbullies, gender pay gaps, diversity in the outdoors and a lot of other things in this 126th episode of The Little London Show. Visit www.thelittlelondonshow.com for links to the podcasts and articles we feature here.
1:08:55
February 28, 2018
Episode 125: Stadium Perspective with Switchbacks President Nick Ragain
Part two of our C4C Stadium coverage brings Nick Ragain, President of Switchbacks FC, into the studio to talk about the public stadium, the details we (and other news media) missed, and what he sees as the public benefit of this potential economic driver. Subscribe to The Little London Show!
1:00:11
February 23, 2018
Episode 124: Building a Great City
Local urbanist John Olson (Twitter @JO_Urbanist) joins us for a lively discussion about city planning, building great cities and pushing the envelope when it comes to safety and walkability. Tune in to hear more about some of the current considerations in Colorado Springs and best practices from around the country.
1:14:28
February 13, 2018
Episode 123: Before You Raise That Glass . . .
Dryanuary has come to a close so we dedicated to the entire show to the stats and facts that surround alcohol consumption in America and the world - from the average drinks per week for 30-somethings to the amount of money you probably saved not drinking in January. Get more information on this and all other episode of The Little London Show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
47:36
February 4, 2018
Episode 122: How to Fund a Stadium
Resurrected for community debate again is the concept of a downtown stadium in Colorado Springs. What's new with this proposal and what do you need to know? Take a listen and get caught up. Do you think we should have a stadium downtown? Send us your thoughts via @littlelondonCOS on Twitter. Get more info about this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:01:03
January 24, 2018
Episode 121: What You Really Want to Know About National Monuments
President Trump announced the vast shrinkage of two National Monuments in Utah and rumors of additional changes to protections across America are floating. What does it really mean? Tune in to this episode to get the details you need to know. Find more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
56:09
January 17, 2018
Episode 120: WTF is up with 2018?
What will it take to make 2018 a great year? We dive in to elections, voting, getting involved and making a difference. Let's not recreate the sh!tshow that was 2017. Here's how to steer clear . . . Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
57:23
January 10, 2018
Episode 119: Pop Culture with Jeff and DC Jim
Jeff and Jim talk about their favorite pop culture moments of the last year. TV, movies, music and more in this end of year episode! Get more information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
59:37
January 10, 2018
Episode 118: Bail Fail
Bail is a broken system. In this episode we sit down with Colorado Springs Independent reporter Nat Stein to talk about the way it affects our community, and what some of the alternatives are to fines and fees. Get more information on this episode, upcoming events in Colorado Springs, and more at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:26:26
December 4, 2017
Episode 117: Living through Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey was the single costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history. Darcie's good friend, Anna, shares what it was like to live in Houston, while 41 weeks pregnant, during the storm, and shares her experiences and revelations in the aftermath of the storm. Get more information on this and other episodes at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
47:35
November 29, 2017
Episode 116: Thank You!
Our third annual THANK YOU episode is live. See, we aren't all doom and gloom. Don't forget to sign up for Dryanuary 2018! Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
43:06
November 21, 2017
Episode 115: Hear Here
Local non-profit Hear Here Poetry exists to encourage everyone to listen, write, share, and engage - and they aren't shy about it! Tune in to this episode where local artists talk about their craft, their successes and the people of every age they are helping through life. You'll get everything from dog-centric poems to info on attending a local slam (Yes, we have those here!). Part of our Give! Campaign coverage, you can also support this non-profit with a donation at indygive.com/poetry Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
59:55
November 15, 2017
Episode 114: Indictment-Palooza!
No, you aren't in the upside down. This is reality! We dive in and give you the background and context on the first round of indictments that came to light in late October. There is money laundering, foreign governments and the DOJ involved. Buckle your seat belts! Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
55:53
November 8, 2017
Episode 113: WTF is on the Ballot? Cliff Notes
So you don't have time to listen to all 4 hours of episodes covering what is on the ballot in depth? Or you just want a refresher before you fill in your little bubbles and make your mark on society? We got you! www.thelittlelondonshow.com
38:07
November 2, 2017
Episode 112: WTF is on the Ballot? Widening I-25
Episode 112: WTF is on the Ballot? Widening I-25 by Little London Media
58:11
October 24, 2017
Episode 111: WTF is on the Ballot? Stormwater
Your local ballot is due November 7th and we are diving into what you will vote on to help you make the best decision possible. We interview Invest in COS Campaign Manager, Rachel Beck, in this episode and cover the history, the cost, the risk and the reward of the proposed Stormwater Fee. Get more info, links to news articles and more at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
57:38
October 18, 2017
Episode 110: WTF is on the Ballot? Money
Part two in the series WTF is on the Ballot? We cover the Tabor Tax Refund, the newly released city budget and the Gallagher Amendment. We aren't here to tell you how to vote, just give you the info to help you decide how to vote. Get graphs and links at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
51:58
October 11, 2017
Episode 109: WTF is on the Ballot? District 11 Schools
It is that season! We will be spending the next couple of weeks covering everything you need to know about the upcoming ballot. Kicking it off - an oldy, but a goody - School Funding. Find out more at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
53:25
October 4, 2017
Episode 108: Who Needs Healthcare, Anyway?
Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:05:24
September 26, 2017
Episode 107: Return of the Barbershop
The meeting place, the man's place, the place to discuss politics, the place to meet like-minded community members - the barbershop is having a comeback. We sat down with Lincoln St. Barbers owner Jason Crampton to talk about building a business and building community. Find more episodes and lots of great info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
55:56
September 20, 2017
Episode 106: Countdown to Arts Month
Art! We sit and talk with the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region about art in the local community, the data that shows it's economically smart and give some hints on all the fun things there are to do in Colorado Springs. Get more information on www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:00:15
September 13, 2017
Episode 105: Investing, community, small business and gin!
Darcie and DC Jim sit down with Russ Ware and talk about the newest coffee shop in Colorado Springs - Good Neighbors Meeting House. Investing, community, small business and gin! Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
46:50
September 8, 2017
Episode 104: Free My Speech!
The First Amendment does not guarantee you can say whatever you want, whenever you want, to whomever you want. Find out what it does guarantee in this week's episode as we dive through the nuanced and sometimes confusing limitations of free speech. Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
52:25
August 31, 2017
Episode 103: News You May Have Missed
It's hard to stay on top of everything, so we are here to help with some headlines you may have missed recently. Get caught up! Listen via iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or other podcast platform and be sure to subscribe to The Little London Show. Get more info and come to one of our events! Visit www.thelittlelondonshow.com
59:48
August 25, 2017
Episode 102: Love in the Age of Twitter
Friends of the show Jacen and Brenda met on Twitter and are now married. They tell us about their love story, social media, and talk modern culture in this episode. Want to see the feeds that brought them together? Follow @buggzero and @loveliestladyyy on Twitter. While you are at it follow @littlelondoncos. We aren't as interesting, but still, you just might fall in love. Get more info on this episode and all others at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:01:50
August 16, 2017
Episode 101: CSPD, Physical Fitness and a Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
This week we talk about the pursuit of physical fitness and how it resulted in a gender discrimination lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs Police Department. Our guest, attorney Ian Kalmanowitz of the law firm Cornish & Dell'Olio, walks us through the test that the department instituted and how that test drastically altered the career path of over a dozen women. Get more information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
58:18
August 8, 2017
Episode 100: Gushing over Gaebler
We bring back one of our favorite councilpeople and yours for our 100th episode and dive into urban renewal, special taxing districts and projects on the horizon. Tune in via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud and get more info about this episode and all 99 others at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
57:39
August 2, 2017
Episode 99: Paying for Public Safety
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52:31
July 25, 2017
Episode 98: New Eats and New Brews
Darcie joins DC Jim and Ryan from Focus on the Beer to talk about the new places that have opened or are about to open in town. We aren't Rocky Mountain Food Report, but we try. Tune in via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud
58:30
July 20, 2017
Episode 97: Protecting Colorado Landscapes with Palmer Land Trust
Many of us enjoy Colorado's unique outdoor landscape. We hike or mountain bike the trails, we soak in the views of mountaintop peaks, we buy local food and enjoy the local waterways. Protecting these places forever is what Palmer Land Trust does, and has been doing for 40 years. In this episode we sat down with Palmer Land Trust Executive Director Rebecca Jewett to talk about why land is so important and so essential to our local identity, economy and quality of life.
1:06:04
July 5, 2017
Episode 96: Building Loyal with Tyler Hill
When Loyal Coffee came on the scene in Colorado Springs it illustrated a community shift toward investment, neighborliness, and turning competition on it's head. We sat down with Tyler Hill, one of the six owners of Loyal Coffee, to talk about their business structure, their vision for Colorado Springs, and how coffee shops have helped strengthen the local community. Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
1:02:20
June 28, 2017
Episode 95: Super Human Athletic Feats of Awesomeness
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44:01
June 19, 2017
Episode 94: What to Watch
Spoiler Alert! We went and saw Wonder Woman! Listen as we talk about the movie, direction, CGI, and strong female lead (Gal Gadot!!) to let you know if you should be freaking out as much as everyone else. We also talk about new shows on Netflix just in time for summer and what is on Hulu that is worth binging. Since DC Jim is on the show, everyone's happy. Tune in via iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud and find out more at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:07
June 13, 2017
Episode 93: WTF is up with Russia?
You can't listen to the news without hearing Russia. Jeff, Darcie and DC Jim dive in to what you need to know about the investigations, the legalities of impeachment and the history of the FBI so you can listen in with some important context. You are welcome. We love ya. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud and get more information from www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:43
May 31, 2017
Episode 92: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is Rampant. How Do We Knock This Sh*t Off?
In the wake of several scandals involving companies ranging from Fox News to Uber we decided to take a look at sexual harassment in the workplace. We cover some of the stories making the headlines, what constitutes sexual harassment as defined by Federal law, your rights in the workplace and how you can document sexual harassment in order to build a case. Not a super uplifting topic, but tons of great info for both employees and employers.
1:04:41
May 23, 2017
Episode 91: Water is Life, and It's About to Get Way More Expensive
Water is about to get really expensive. So much so that a lot of people may not be able to afford it. We dive in(pun intended) to what is making US water so pricey. Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud and get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
54:34
May 16, 2017
Episode 90: Mundi Ross
On the heels of Small Business Week in Colorado Springs, and while Jeff is traveling (again!), Darcie sat down with Mundi Ross, a local entrepreneur, creator and influencer to talk about what it is like to start a business, try and connect a community, be a good mother, and shed some of the expectations professional women often carry. Tune in via iTunes, Soundcloud or Stitcher and get more information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
54:42
May 9, 2017
Episode 89: So you want to open a food truck . . .
Food trucks are all the culinary rage! What does it really take to open one and get it serving up delicious food on the road? We sat down with Heather Briggs, owner and operator of Gold Star Pies, soon to be on the streets of Colorado Springs. She gave us the low down. Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
54:51
May 2, 2017
Episode 88: All the Things
Let's play catch-up . . . Beer, weddings, politics and the future of The Little London Show all for your listening pleasure. Get more info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and please like, share your favorite episodes and subscribe.
39:29
April 26, 2017
Episode 87: State Downtown 2017
With Darcie out of town Jeff sits down with Downtown Partnerhip's Sarah Humbargar to talk about what is coming into downtown Colorado Springs in 2017. Jeff and Sarah also talk about how to go about branding a city and addressing the negative aspects of our city.
57:08
April 19, 2017
Episode 86: The Catamount Institute & Why Outdoor Education Is Vital
This week Jeff sits down with Chris Aaby, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute in Colorado Springs, which provides outdoor educational experiences for kids. Jeff and Chris discuss the importance of outdoor education, running a non-profit and how to innovate a non-profit. Thanks for listening and make sure to check out the Catamount Institute online!
55:14
April 13, 2017
Episode 85: Quality of Life in COS
Pikes Peak United Way and the UCCS Economic Forum studied and analyzed the quality of life in Colorado Springs. Here we dive deep into stats and facts - what we are doing well and what needs some work. Find out more, including a link to the full report, at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
58:26
April 4, 2017
Episode 84: Election Nerds and Ballot Issues
Young people are getting outvoted by their senior neighbors. Find out by how much in this episode of The Little London Show. We dive in with friends-of-the-show Aaron and Mattie to talk about voting, numbers, districts and swaying elections just by dropping off a ballot. Get more from The Little London Show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:59
March 28, 2017
Episode 83: Dudes Talk Dating
One of our most listened to episodes last year was our Young Professional's Guide to Gettin' Jiggy Wit It in COS. Our guest, Melissa, talked about the pitfalls of dating, especially in Colorado Springs. This year, we brought guys in to share their side of the dating story. Listen is as Sam and Will share their hilarious, heartbreaking and borderline inappropriate experiences. (Warning: Borderline inappropriate experiences not suitable for children.) Get more episodes and info at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:06:01
March 22, 2017
Episode 82: WTF Is Up With U.S. Maternity Leave?
This week we dive into what maternity leave looks like for the United States. Spoiler alert: it isn't pretty! We review the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which lays out our current system and take a look at how private companies, and the world, approaches maternity leave and why this is such an important issue. Join us! And as always, thanks for listening!
58:11
March 14, 2017
Episode 81: The History of Prohibition
We bring back Friend of the Show Scott Spillman from the Colorado Encyclopedia and add in local prohibition expert and your favorite local cocktail artist Nate Windham from Lee Spirits. Listen in and get the interesting history of our country that brought about prohibition, and it's eventual demise. We go all the back to the founding of the country and end up discussing our favorite local cocktails and spirits. This is our fourth episode in our ongoing history series. Check out the other episodes at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
1:11:08
March 7, 2017
Episode 80: Where Is All the Pot Money Going?
This week we delve into tax revenues. Specifically, marijuana tax revenue. Sexy right? The proponents of legalizing recreational pot in Colorado said it would help fix schools and improve our educational system. Is that really the case? Tune in to find out. We were a bit surprised.
58:36
March 1, 2017
Episode 79: COS City Streets & Bike Lanes
We are releasing this week's show early so you can get informed and get to a special event happening Wednesday evening! Wednesday February 22nd at 5:30pm, the city will host a special reveal of the downtown road improvements and bike infrastructure work that is happening in 2017 and 2018. The meeting is at Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center. In this episode Sarah Humbarger of Downtown Partnership and Cully Radvillas of BikeCOS talk to us about bike plans and economic development surrounding this project. Listen here first, then get to the meeting show your enthusiastic support. Get more from The Little London Show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
57:39
February 20, 2017
Episode 78: What You Need to Know About U.S. Ed
Betsy Devos was confirmed as the Secretary of Education recently, but what does that mean to us, really? We dive in (with the help of D.C. Jim) to talk U.S. Education, vouchers, public school and the influence of money in Congress. Get more information on our sources at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:06:34
February 14, 2017
Episode 77: News Getting Buried
There is a whole-lotta stuff going on and it is really hard to keep up! We picked out the top stories and bring you the bullet points. Included are some myths and facts about the Immigration Executive Order that resulted in chaos, Trumps approach to "negotiating" with big pharma, what it really means that Steve Bannon is now on the National Security Council, the story behind acting Attorney General Sally Yates getting fired, and more. We also talk about some of the things keeping us sane this week - because everyone needs a happy place. Get more info and links to sources at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:03:32
February 8, 2017
Episode 76: City Council Candidate Roll Call
This week we cover the upcoming city council elections, the candidates in each district, commercial aeronautical zones, Colorado Springs Forward and the Dryanuary 2017 party!
1:03:22
February 1, 2017
Episode 75: Gerrymandering
There are a lot of answers to the question "How did we get here?" This is just one of them. In this episode of The Little London Show we dive into the strategic manipulation of the voting public - Gerrymandering. We cover it from it's history to it's recent ramifications. While the word in itself might be boring, the affect and power of the act has been in existence since the 1800s. Whenever you hear the terms "districting" or "redistricting" think of the salamander's tail that got 1810 Massachusetts' Governor Eldbridge Gerry in trouble and gives the party in power a chance to redraw lines so they stay in power. Get more info on this episode at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
1:00:51
January 25, 2017
Episode 74: Girl Power! Cyclist Jillian Bearden
This week Darcie and Jeff sit down with transgender cyclist Jillian Bearden to talk cycling, blood testing, Colorado Springs and being a mom and wife. Jillian schools us on hormone levels and chats about her founding of the first transgender cycling squad, the Trans National Women's Cycling Team. We also catch you up on Dryanuary.
51:45
January 18, 2017
Episode 73: Flying COS
Join us this week as we talk about the Colorado Springs Airport. Sounds boring, right? But airports are vital to strong cities, and making the COS airport stronger means that our city is more economically viable. We break down how the airport functions within city operations, its budget, passenger loads and how we would like to see it evolve. Also a quick Dryanuary update. Thanks for listening!
54:50
January 11, 2017
Episode 72: On The Open Road
Darcie and Jeff sit down with friend of the show Maggie to discuss Jeff and Maggie's recent Nissan Leaf purchases, the issues with trying to road trip with electric cars, Jeff's Christmas road trip disaster and the things we all enjoy most about being on the open road.
59:10
January 4, 2017
Episode 71: See Ya, 2016!
Producer Daniel and Russ from the Wild Goose Meeting House join Jeff and Darcie to talk the highlights of 2016. We also talk future projects and what each person hopes 2017 will bring. Enjoy the show!
57:31
December 29, 2016
Episode 70: News You May Have Missed
Jeff and Darcie spend some time catching up on news items that you may have missed. A handy episode for people sick of the political reporting but still wondering why Wonder Woman got fired as a UN Ambassador. Enjoy the show!
49:52
December 21, 2016
Episode 69 (part 2): Trump's Cabinet Part Two
Trump's cabinet picks continue! In Part Two Jeff, Jim and Darcie delve into the pick for UN Ambassador, the new National Security Adviser and more. We also talk about Jim's odd devotion to a Chinese clothing website and try out some new intros for the show. Enjoy the show!
1:00:40
December 16, 2016
Episode 69: Donald Trump's Cabinet Part One
In Part One of our coverage on Donald Trump's Cabinet Appointments we cover: Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor (5:45) Steve Mnuchi, Department of Treasury (12:45) Elaine Chao, Department of Transportation (18:55) Andrew Puzder, Secretary of Labor (27:28) Retired Marine General James 'Mad-dog' Mattis, Secretary of Defense (34:32) Ben Carson, Department of Housing and Urban Development (41:30) Betsy DeVos, Department of Education (48:02)
1:02:10
December 13, 2016
Episode 68: How Much is Your Vote Worth?
There is a lot of talk about the Electoral College these days. Will they vote Trump in as president? Should they? Do the people have any influence? We take a look at the history of the process and how it has influenced the presidential candidate that we all get. How much is your vote worth? Hint: It isn't '1' like you would expect . . . Get more from The Little London Show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com and please subscribe and share.
52:41
December 7, 2016
Episode 67: City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler
City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler joins us to talk about local Colorado Springs politics. Gaebler just announced her run for re-election for District 5 (downtown area). Tune in to hear what local concerns are on her mind, and what we can expect in the future. In this episode we talk about global warming, land use, infill and development, and the PlanCOS initiative to get community feedback on our town's trajectory. Get more information on this show and all our others at www.thelittlelondonshow.com. Don't forget to subscribe and share!
59:02
November 29, 2016
Episode 66: Why is our Criminal Justice System so F***ed Up?
The United States of America has the highest prison population rate in the world. Within that prison population there are stark racial lines, and stark economic lines. How did we get here? Why does our system look the way it does? We dive in to explore it historically, legally, and practically. Prison reform has been a hot topic lately. Understand where we, as a country, are starting so you can understand policy changes coming down the pike. This episode is available on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Get more episodes and source information at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
56:23
November 16, 2016
Episode 65: Dr. Strange vs. Jack Reacher
Two very different heroes make for two very different movies. Darcie and Jeff sit down to review (with spoilers!) Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Marvel's Dr. Strange and to talk about the modern state of male heroes.
50:19
November 9, 2016
Episode 64: In Other News (Six Front Page Worthy News Stories That Barely Made Headlines)
Taking a break from the ballot and the election in general Jeff and Darcie catch you up on all some news stories that have been missing from the headlines but deserve front page attention. We also delve a bit into voting fraud (or the lack thereof), Jeff's Trump Rally Adventure, and Darcie's debate party. Get more from The Little London Show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
49:51
November 2, 2016
Episode 63: WTF Is On the Ballot (Part 4): Funding D11 Schools with 3C and 3D
We sit down with the Director of the Board of Education for District 11, Shawn Gullixson to talk about funding issues 3C and 3D which would create a mill levy and a capital improvement fund to help stabilize funding for D11 and improve the facilities. Be prepared to vote! Find the entire series of WTF is on the Ballot? at www.thelittlelondonshow.com or on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.
51:18
October 26, 2016
#LLSBookClub: Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics with author Jonathan Weiler
When I (Darcie) first started reading this book I thought to myself, "Maybe everything isn't as chaotic as it seems." Thanks to the work of authors Weiler and Hetherington our current political stage can make a little more sense. Tune in as we discuss their research, their findings and modern applications. Get more info and links to purchase the book at www.thelittlelondonshow.com This is part of the #LLSBookClub where we read and then interview experts. Keep tuned in to The Little London Show for more.
56:11
October 20, 2016
Episode 62: WTF Is On the Ballot? (Part 3): ColoradoCare & Why We Aren't Voting on Oil and Gas
In this week's show we review Amendment 69, which would create the universal healthcare system for Colorado citizens and why we don't see oil and gas issues on the ballot this election. We also talk "P*ssyghazi", the Trump dumpster fire and Hillary's campaign stop in Pueblo. Thanks for listening!
59:11
October 19, 2016
Episode 61: WTF Is On The Ballot? (Part 2)
In our second show diving into this election cycle's blue book we bring you overviews of Amendment 71, the effort to increase qualifications to change the State constitution, Amendment 72: the increase to cigarette and tobacco taxes, Proposition 106: Access to medica aid-in-dying medication and Amendment T: the removal of lanugage allowing slavery in cases of incarceration. We also talk books, new TV show, Vermin SUPREME! and our thoughts on the Vice Presidential debate. Tune In!
52:30
October 12, 2016
BONUS POD: Gary Butterworth, PPCF and What Happens Now for Our Local Non-Profit Community
The news hit this week: There is a major transition happening at Pikes Peak Community Foundation. We sat down with Executive Director Gary Butterworth for an extended interview about the changes and where the foundation is headed. PPCF was born out of the Colorado Trust, which was founded in 1928. Over the years it became an innovative community foundation, cited as an inspiration in the national community foundation circuit. Changes to programs, staffing and strategic focus have put it in the news and on the minds of a lot of folks in Colorado Springs.
1:00:39
October 7, 2016
Episode 60: WTF is on the Ballot? #1
Colorado has one of the longest ballots in the country. There is plenty to know, and we've got your back! We are breaking down the ballot into bite sized pieces and diving in so all you have to do is listen. This week we cover Propositions 107 and 108 which focus on who votes and how we vote in primaries (Republican, Democrat, Unaffiliated, caucus or mail-in ballot) and cover both sides of raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Have a listen! Get The Little London Show voting cheat sheet at www.thelittlelondonshow.com. Use it to keep track of how you want to vote for each issue as you listen!
51:07
October 5, 2016
Episode 59: On the Road, In the News, Out on the Town
We cover it all in this latest episode of The Little London Show! From Darcie's ten day trip to Southern Colorado and Jeff's one day trip to Albuquerque to the developing stories that affect COS residents to the latest restaurant and cafe openings around our fine city. Whew! We even give you the podcasts that you can tune in to on your fall road trip! Listen here, get more great shows by subscribing on Soundcloud, iTunes or Stitcher and friend us on Facebook for even more awesome #WeareCOS stuff.
58:30
September 28, 2016
Episode 58: Ally Up, COS!
Tune in this week as we talk with Executive Director Mary Malia about creating safe spaces for LGBTIQ youth in COS. It's important, it's local and #WeareCOS. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.
58:30
September 21, 2016
Episode 57: A DC Native's Take on COS
Jeff's friend Jim just moved to the city and we wanted his view of how a DC native is handling Colorado Springs. Join us as we talk about Jim's take on the city, what he likes, what he would fix and everything in between (including Taco Star!).
58:30
September 14, 2016
Episode 56: Tech Addiction
Is tech addiction a thing? Is it something we should be really worried about? We dive in to the research that has and hasn't been done on the subject. Are our brains turning to mush, or is all the hype just scare-mongering? Find out on this episode of The Little London Show. Subscribe to get a new show every week! Get more episodes and links to our research at www.thelittlelondonshow.com.
58:30
September 7, 2016
Episode 55: Listen Up, IOC, We Have Some Ideas
The Olympics are over! And honestly, we are a bit bummed. Despite what it sounded like a few episodes ago, we actually watch the Olympics and enjoy a lot about them. BUT, we have some ideas for how to make them better including how to improve the venue locations, the games themselves and how we all deal with Ryan Lochte. So tune in, chill out and enjoy our Olympic wrap up/words of advice episode. IOC, we are talking to you!
58:30
August 31, 2016
Episode 54: World Class Athlete Sally Roberts
We brought an awesome woman into the studio for this week's show! Tune in because you won't want to miss this episode with Sally Roberts, national and world ranked female wrestler, founder of the non-profit Wrestle Like A Girl, and all around interesting and inspiring chic! In this episode we talk about Olympic training, the military's World Class Athlete program, Sally's non-profit Wrestle Like a Girl, and what life looks like behind the Olympic Training Center Gates. It's a great show! Enjoy! Find more episodes of The Little London Show at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
58:30
August 24, 2016
Episode 53: Catch up on Switchbacks FC
Darcie brings Mark Turner (BackChat Show) and Ryan Hannigan (Focus on the Beer) to talk about our local USL soccer team Switchbacks FC, who are in their second season. Get more at www.thelittlelondonshow.com
58:30
August 17, 2016
Episode 52: The Olympics are Pretty F***ed Up
It's Olympic Season! The world tunes in to watch records be set, gold medal winners achieve greatness and the physical standard of athletic ability press forward. But, what about behind the scenes? There's some shady stuff happening in Olympics past (and present), from bribes, to doping to Russian shower cameras. Check it out on your favorite podcast platform as we get into the inglorious side of the Olympics.
58:30
August 10, 2016
Episode 51: Conventions Recap
We dove into the ins and outs, what was circus-y and what was normal, what to know and what to expect. Tune in this week to the Conventions Recap!
58:30
August 3, 2016
Episode 50: Transitions, Third-Life Crises & Why It'll Probably All Be Okay
Feeling a little bit of angst in your thirties? Don't worry, you aren't alone. Turning thirty is more than leaving behind the freewheeling days of your 20s; its about new friendships, fading friendships, life and career changes and the very real possibility of kids. Be prepared for your wold to be rocked. We talk all of that, and digress into some cuff link history. Enjoy the show!
58:30
July 27, 2016
Episode 49: Dive Bars
We invited esteemed Friend-of-the-Show JT on to talk about one of his favorite topics: Dive Bars. We take you on the best dive bar crawl in COS and mention a few spots to stop on your Summer travels. Stay tuned for the map you may need as you drink your way through Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City and Downtown Colorado Springs. Sign up for the newsletter to get first dibs on this special print. www.thelittlelondonshow.com
58:30
July 19, 2016
Episode 48: Our Hidden Minority Group
Twenty percent of our population is in this "hidden" minority group and organizations right here in our own city are getting international attention for their work. We dive into the needs, issues and programs that are drawing attention, informing and helping people in practical ways. From newly passed legislation to hints for business owners, listen in as we reveal the details of Our Hidden Minority Group.
58:30
July 13, 2016
Episode 47: Carrie From The Indy!
This week we sit down with the one and only Carrie Simison from the Colorado Springs Independent to talk about the state of modern media in our country, the Indy's Inclusion Awards, the Indy's approach to journalism and how we can get the Little London show into the "best podcast" category for Indy's Best Of issue. Enjoy the show!
58:30
July 7, 2016
Episode 46: History 301 - America's Mountain
Our favorite history guy, Scott Spillman of Colorado Encyclopedia, comes in to talk about our favorite mountain, Pikes Peak! The anniversary of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are great reasons to listen! (If you needed one)
58:30
June 29, 2016
Episode 45: What We're Reading, Watching & Following This Summer
Summer is officially here! We take a breather from some of the more serious topics we've been covering lately to talk about what we are enjoying this summer. TV Shows, books, movies, gardening and everything in between. Enjoy the show!
58:30
June 22, 2016
Episode 44: Rape, Bias and the U.S. Justice System
The recent Stanford University sexual assault case involving once-Olympic hopeful Brock Turner has brought some major issues with assault and the U.S. justice system to the forefront of conversation. Tune in as we look at our criminal justice system's ability to handle such cases, the accusation of media bias and the stats and facts that surround the problem of campus sexual assault. **Listener discretion advised**
58:30
June 15, 2016
Episode 43: The World's Gone Crazy!
This week on The Little London Show we bring you six crazy news stories. Listen in as we discuss current events that have sparked debate and insanity.
58:30
June 8, 2016
Episode 42: WTF Is Up With Our Healthcare System? (Part 2)
Well, we couldn't get through all the nuances of the U.S. Healthcare system in one episode, so we brought a few of the big things to know into Part 2.
58:30
June 1, 2016
Episode 41: WTF Is Up With Our Healthcare System?
This week we take a look at our incredibly expensively, pretty f*cking terrible healthcare system. We kick things off by taking a look at how the US compares to other countries (4:00), how the current US healthcare system works compared to others (9:35)and how the system works from the consumer level (22:45). Later in the show we look at 6 reasons why the US healthcare system is so expensive (28:20) who makes the money in the healthcare system (37:00), some different business models that are emerging (44:45)and finally some tips and tricks for managing your healthcare bill (48:55). Enjoy the show!
58:30
May 25, 2016
BONUS POD: This means War! Civil War! (Film Review)
Are you team Captain America or Team Iron Man? When the world is at stake, how do you respond? Well, Jeff and Darcie dive in to the Captain America's Civil War movie for a spoiler filled review. Tune in to this Bonus Pod.
31:24
May 19, 2016
Episode 40: Your Summer of Beer
We welcome friend of the show Ryan Hannigan (www.focusonthebeer.com) to talk about a summer full of beer, provide a little Trumpdate (15:30), dive into the great Pints and Plates event in COS (17:30), deep dive into the Grocery Store Beer Bill (24:00)and then chat about the great beer events Ryan thinks we need to check out (48:50). Enjoy the show!
58:30
May 18, 2016
Episode 39: Becoming Bike City, USA
In this week's episode Jeff and Darcie sit down with Kate Brady, the City of Colorado Springs's new Senior Bicycle Planner, and Allen Beauchamp, the City's Adaptive Cycling Specialist to talk about the city's plans for making Colorado Springs a more bike friendly city, the Legacy Loop project and the "right sizing" of the Old North End neighborhood streets. If you enjoy bikes and urban planning this episode is for you!
58:30
May 11, 2016
Episode 38: Can you Brand a City?
Colorado Springs leaders are soft-launching our new branding of Olympic City USA. Is that a good idea? Did the powers-that-be make good decisions? Can we all get behind this thing? Branding a city isn't easy. There are long processes involved, research and marketing know-how. What happens when the city doesn't go through those steps?
58:30
May 4, 2016
BONUS POD: 5280 Magazine & Our Chamber of Commerce Pins
5280 Magazine published a not-so-accurate (IOHO) article about Colorado Springs recently, to which the Colorado Springs Business Journal responded, a Twitter dialog ensued, blood began to boil and heart-rates rose. What is our take on the whole debacle? Listen in and we'll let you know . . .
31:00
April 29, 2016
Episode 37: Earth!
In celebration of all things Earth! we sit down with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute's Joe Lavorini to talk Earth Day, RMFI's role in the outdoor world, the public/private land debate happening both locally and nationally and discuss some of the environmental issues facing Colorado Springs. We also check in on some current events (storm water!). Enjoy the show!
58:30
April 27, 2016
Episode 36: It Takes a Village
In this week's episode we sit down with Wilene M. Lampert PHD to discuss child abuse, what Safe Passage is and does and how child abuse can have devastating impacts for both the victims and our country as a whole. We also discuss the Safe Passage model and its role in the justice system and how we can identify potential victims. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Its a heavy topic but a great show, check it out!
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April 20, 2016
Episode 35: COS History 201 - Military Bases, The Broadmoor & Philip Anschutz
In the last history episode we covered General Palmer, Myron Stratton and Spencer Penrose and talked about the philanthropy and pioneers that started Colorado Springs. In COS History 201 you get a good look at three important aspects of our city: The military, the Broadmoor and Mr. Philip Anschutz. Listen is as The History Man, Scott Spillman, takes us on a journey that affects us all today!
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April 13, 2016
Episode 34: Fools, Fun & Film
For the first episode of April we take a break from the more "serious" topics to have some fun. This week, you can catch up some current events in the city (6:05), play our new Fool or Fact Drinking Game (10:00) hear some of the crazy shit that Fox News Says (21:00) pick up some decorum tips while drinking in our Things to Never Say to a Bartender segment (25:10) and finally you can hear our Batman v Superman review that is both spoiler filled and hilarious (41:30). Enjoy the show!
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April 6, 2016
Episode 33: Millennials In The Workplace
Ah, Google. The epitome of companies doing things a little differently - infinity pools and free food and nap pods. The stuff Millennial dreams are made of. This week on The Little London Show our guest, Lisa Zimmerman, a former Google employee, dives into what influence Millennials have on the workplace. Do we demand too much? Are we entitled? Or is there something to learn here about valuing people and their time outside of work? Find out as we discuss it on Episode 33!
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March 29, 2016
Episode 32: Money For Millennials
For Millennials the path to financial stability is much different than when our parents were our age. Join us this week as we sit down with John Haney from All Colorado Mortgage to talk about money, how earning it has changed since our parents' generation and how Millennials can tackle the mysterious credit score path. We also talk about some great money saving ideas and tricks.
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March 23, 2016
Episode 31: The Future of Downtown
This week's episode focuses on the recent State of Downtown report issued by the Downtown Partnership. The Downtown Partnership's Sarah Harris joins us to talk about the report, where downtown development is going and when we might expect to see a grocery store downtown. We also talk about Jeff's recent award and some City Council adventures.
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March 16, 2016
Episode 30: The Art and Strategy of Picking Presidents
This week we talk national politics and how both Republicans and Democrats go about picking their nominee for President. We also catch up with Darcie's North Dakota adventures and talk about the proposed land swap between the Broadmoor and the City of Colorado Springs.
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March 9, 2016
Episode 29: Getting Schooled on Local Non-profits
There are a lot of assumptions around Colorado Springs' non-profit community. Do we have more than most other cities our size? Do they run well? Can they be trusted? What makes some succeed and others fail? Jeff and I (Darcie) had some serious misinformation. Thankfully our guest this week, Michael Hannigan, was able to clear a lot of it up and set us on the right track. Hear the myths and the myths debunked by tuning in to this week's episode of The Little London Show.
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March 2, 2016
Episode 28: The Business of Starting Your Own Business
In this week's episode we talk all things business: how to get started, the issues and pitfalls to look out for and what resources are available in our great city. We also catch up on Jeff's adventures in Cuba and Darcie's trip to North Dakota.
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February 24, 2016
Episode 27: The Hottest News From the COS Food Scene
Bryce Crawford from Rocky Mountain Food Report joins us to talk about the latest news from the Colorado Springs restaurant scene, what its like being a reviewer in a small city and what he is excited for in 2016. We also talk about the latest rumors in the restaurant industry.
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February 17, 2016
Episode 26: Powering Colorado Springs
The closing of the Martin Drake Power Plant is making headlines. City Council acting as the utilities board has voted to decommission the downtown monstrosity by 2035 with Unit 5 heading into decommission by the end of 2017. What took them so long to make the decision? Was it the best option? How do these decisions come about? We ask these questions and a lot more as we talk about how power gets throughout COS.
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February 10, 2016
Episode 25: The Bro Show!
We put Jeff and his bro Daniel in the studio to talk all things family, lots of sports, and a host of other topics. Would you let your kid play football? Do you watch the SuperBowl? Does working from home really work? We cover it all on The Bro Show!
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February 3, 2016
Episode 24: A Young Professional's Guide to Gettin' Jiggy Wit It In COS
We visit with our friend Melissa to talk about dating in a city that is...pretty weird to date in. Melissa and Darcie team up to talk about what works on dating profiles, what doesn't work and what "ghosting" means. We also talk dating horror stories and what Tinder is.
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January 27, 2016
Episode 23: Gold, Good & Guns - From Pioneer Outpost to Military Mecca
In this weeks episode with sit down with Scott Spillman from the newly launched Colorado Encyclopedia to talk Colorado Springs history. Scott takes us through some of the highlights of the founding of our city and how we evolved into having such a huge military presence. In Jeff's absence later in the show Darcie checks in with Jeff's brother Dan to discuss Jeff's flakiness when it comes to family chores and how Dan produces the show.
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January 20, 2016
Episode 22: What is Up With The USOC?
In this week's episode we take a look at the United States Olympic Committee. Why is the USOC in Colorado Springs? What does it add to our city? Why was Lionel Rivera appointed one of the worst people in the World? Also, we check with Jeff's no drinking in January efforts and talk Darcie's awesome neighborhood.
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January 13, 2016
Episode 21: The Year of the Healthy City
Colorado Springs has a legacy of health. Established and known as a health resort in the late 1800s and early 1900s, we have maintained a certain level of fitness and attracted many who appreciate and take advantage of the active outdoor lifestyle that is offered here. What would it mean to further embrace this legacy and identity and become an even healthier city? Join us as we discuss The Year of the Healthy City as well as share our own New Year's Resolutions for this first episode of 2016.
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January 6, 2016
Episode 20: Building Colorado Springs
For our last show of 2015 we sit down to talk with Russ Ware and Yemi Mobolade. In a free ranging conversation we touch on Liquor Board hearings, how the downtown core is developing and where Russ and Yemi see Colorado Springs going in 2016. We also hear about a great new coffee spot currently located in Acacia Park, Story Coffee Co.
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December 30, 2015
Episode 19: What Would It Really Take to Revolutionize City Council?
Spurred by the Colorado Springs Independent, we try and put some real spark behind revolutionizing city council. How is the current system affecting our city? What are young professionals saying about our city and Colorado Springs City Council? Why is representation of more progressive ideas lacking?
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December 23, 2015
Episode 18: Guns in America - How Did We Get Here?
In this episode we take a look at the gun situation in America, how it came to be and how the US and other countries handle gun control. Regardless of which side you find yourself the truth might surprise you. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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December 16, 2015
Episode 17: Catching Up and Looking Towards 2016
A few updates and then a look towards the future. There is some positive momentum in our little town, so, what could 2016 look like for COS? We share our dreams of the future. Join the conversation on The Little London Show Facebook page.
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December 15, 2015
Episode 15: Why We Love Our City
There’s a lot to love about Colorado Springs. Tune in as we talk best places, events and happenings of 2015. It’s the warmest, fuzziest episode of The Little London Show yet!! Also, this is the first episode where you can play #sipshotslam! Check out the unofficial drinking game and play any and every time you listen. Responsibly. Listen and Drink Responsibly.
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December 8, 2015
Episode 14: What's On Your Plate?
Tune in to this episode of The Little London Show and find out what would happen to our food supply if the zombie apocalypse shut down our roads, why Jeff is getting ridiculed for simply eating a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast and how you can use an app to “vote with your fork”.
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December 8, 2015
Episode 16: Celebrating The Makers, Crafters & Cultural Pioneers
This episode we are joined by the one-and-only Mundi Ross, the founder of both salt+butter co. and Colorado Collective, mom to a one-year-old and wife of a whiskey maker! There is even a special interview with Mountain Fold Books, too! All the good things for your ears as we spread some Colorado Springs love this season.
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December 8, 2015