Ok, so we all know right now we're all about that COVID fashion.
Mask? - Check.
Purell? - Check.
Breezy Summer clothing? - Check.
Go back in time with us to just before all the plague madness, as we talk it up with Sarah Gonzales of Neo Thread on what it's really like to start your own re-purposed clothing line right here in the Southwest capital of the world (yeah, you heard it here). Why does shopping local AND for a cause matter in our own neighborhood? What does style mean nowadays?
Sit back and let Sarah tell ya all about it :)
To learn more about Neo Thread, check them out HERE (https://neothread.co/)
Are you or someone you know a local creative, entrepreneur, or small business owner?
- We'd love to talk interview! Just hit us up on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Love the show? Could you spare some change for gas?
Check out our Patreon HERE (www.patreon.com/whatsupabq)
There is a place just south of downtown where magic happens.
It's quick, it's tasty, and it's legit: it's Castle Coffee and it's served up by amazing, talented human beings.
Even during Corona, it's busy. - Why? Because good people make delicious drinks. Simple. Direct. Rooted in their community.
This, friends, is What's Up ABQ gold.
Hear what it's like from coffee barista to new local Burque business - then, come try it for yourself.
Castle Coffee is what's up, ABQ!
To learn more about what's brewing down at Castle Coffee, check out their website HERE (http://www.castlecoffeeco.com/)
Know a local business that deserves it's own spotlight? - Send 'em our way!
Just message us on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
But wait, there's more!
What's Up ABQ's Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whatsupabq) and Bonfire (https://www.bonfire.com/store/whats-up-abq-podcast-merch-store/) are up and already roaring with support - Burqueno, can you spare a dime?
Thanks, everyone :)
Listen to the sound of my voice in your head.
When I finish counting to 10, you will awake and listen to this podcast...
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Robert Sapien on hypnosis and how it can help people with a whole number of different issues. How does this all really work? What is it not like? So many questions! And, since Sapien Wellness is the only accredited hypnosis school, it's just another example of how unique Burque is on a global scale. - no clucking or dancing on stage in this one. Just medical science from another Burqueno out to help people.
To learn more about Dr. Robert and Sapien Wellness, head on over to their website HERE (https://sapienwellness.com/).
Ryan and Lindsey are always on the hunt for more entrepreneurs, local small-business owners, and creatives to interview for the show! Send us your leads by messaging us on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
Also, have you heard?? (No, it's not the Bird, but we'd accept that answer too) Our Bonfire merch store is up! It's full of super-awesome, 505-inspired stuff made for the proud New Mexican. Check it out in all it's full glory HERE (https://www.bonfire.com/store/whats-up-abq-podcast-merch-store/)
Also also, our Patreon is finally up too! It's a regular, easy way you can help support the show and get in on sweet exclusive podcast perks. Check it out HERE (https://www.patreon.com/whatsupabq).
Thanks for hanging out and helping us spotlight the best Albuquerque has going on down the street.
#podcast #WhatsUpABQ #505Pride #NMTrue #Hypnotherapy #SapienHypnotherapy #BurqueSpeaks #Albuquerque #NewMexico #amlistening
So often, when we find ourselves wrapped up in a hobby, we don't know what to do next. We want professional advice in a relatable community of people, but we're just not sure where to turn. Well, listen up photographers and writers of all stripes, because this week we're talking with the director of Santa Fe Workshops. They're an internationally-acclaimed place where world-class photographers and authors teach quality classes (online these days, too!) and they're only a short drive or a Rail Runner jaunt away.
Come listen to how this 30-year-old organization is helping creatives both here in New Mexico and all over the world up their professional game. Who knows? You might just learn something!
To find out more about Santa Fe Workshops' current digital offerings, head on over HERE (https://santafeworkshops.com/)
In the meantime, stay safe, keep it local, and look on the brighter side of life ;)
Remember that time we did that Show Us Your Zia party down at Thirsty Eye?
The talent rocking the guitar on stage was none other than artist Baz Francis! Here's our interview with him
- in this one, we talk about the life of a modern-day musician living right here in Albuquerque, what it's really like to meet and work with your heroes, and most importantly, what NOT to do with chile. Crank up your volume and roll your windows down - it's another excellent episode you can only find right here on What's Up ABQ!
To learn more about Baz (and get a CD or two), head on over HERE (https://www.facebook.com/bazfrancismusic/)
The song featured by Baz on this episode is "Until We Work It Out Tomorrow" from Mansion Harlots from the Happier Alone/Until We Work It Out Tomorrow single (Thanks, Baz!)
We're continuing through all this stuff going on - we have new episodes with real-life businesses, entrepreneurs, and every-day Burquenos you can't find anywhere else in town. Plus, we're doing what we can to help support these wonderful, hard-working folks over a continual basis. We get our growler fill-ups at Thirsty Eye. We drink our coffee we got curbside from Castle Coffee (an upcoming episode!), we get our next reads from Titlewave, and we eat our Happy Chickenzz. Especially now, think about ways you can help support local independent businesses. Since What's Up ABQ has become and will always be Albuquerque's podcast, we're dedicated to doing what we can to keep our city unique, independent, and pro-local.
Take care, stay healthy, and be safe!
#WhatsUpABQ #podcast #BazFrancis #NMTrue #local #music #Albuquerque #Rock #amlistening
It's the big place with the T-Rex! And the I-Max. And the dinosaur bones. And literal TONS of other cool stuff!
No, it's not that movie theater off Coors in the South Valley when a new Jurassic Park comes out - it's Burque's own Museum of Natural History!
And if you haven't been in a while, you really should (once you can).
On this one, get ready to revisit what it was like to be little and frick'n LOVE dinosaurs. Prepare to hear what the current state of paleontology is really like here in New Mexico from the folks who know. Get ready ready ready. This one's just plain fun :)
- It's what's up, ABQ!
To learn more about the Museum of Natural History here in town, you can visit http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
In the meantime, leave us a message on your Anchor app. How's life going these days? What crazy things are you up to?
Stay safe and happy, ABQ
One of the things we've noticed as we've been recording this podcast is how, like it or not, when we're left to our own devices we tend to stick to our own little part of the city. Over time, we've seen listeners make a conscious effort to break that habit - whether it's visiting a downtown distillery or heading out for horseback rides in Bernalillo.
Things change when we make a point to notice and care enough to do something about it... whether it's frying up our own family-recipe chicken or homebrewing with friends and neighbors.
In a similar spirit, Go ABQ evolved as many people from the western stretches of Central and the Valley began organizing to make needed change in their own communities - often neighborhood by neighborhood.
In this episode, learn what's happening on and around western Central, and why it matters to so many people who call it home.
To learn more about Go ABQ visit https://www.go-abq.com/
We're super excited about our forth-coming, first-ever listener's episode!
Just leave your 1-minute answers to our questions right on the Anchor app for us to listen to!
We'll be combining all your answers into a super-cut we'll produce in a few weeks - it's what's up, ABQ!
Remember, you can also share what you've been up to on your social media with the hashtag #BurqueSpeaks too!
stay healthy and take care :)
Yeah, that's not a typo... this week, we talk with the owner of Burque's own "Astro pub."
Nestled in Albuquerque's corridor is a magical, funky place where artists and burgers hang out in harmony.
In this one, we talk with owner/manager Jerry Miller about how an old school tech guy from Chicago wound up all the way down on 5th street with an eclectic scene for one of a kind entertainment, art, and (quite possibly) the best burgers in town.
While we continue to wait all this plague nonsense out, here's Kosmos' website. https://kosmosabq.com/
Check them out virtually (for now).
In the meantime, do what you can to help out our local businesses and artists!
Especially right now, getting your coffee drive-thru style local. Need a book or three? Hit up Titlewave's website! Fill up that growler curbside at El Vado or Marble or any one of the tons of wonderful Albuquerque breweries. Get your coffee ordered right to your door with Red Rock!
Things may be a little different, but we've still got something awesome going on here.
Stay safe, be healthy, keep it coming, Burque!
There's always more going on than meets the eye - and that's exactly where Candace and Kristin come in.
Maybe you've been feeling funny. Maybe you've noticed a bit more of the unusual lately. It could be questions about anything from relationships to the future... whatever it is, Mind, Body, & Soul, along with Moonstruck Pathways are places where you can get the right sort of guidance and community to help. Best of all, they're right here in good ol' Albuquerque!
Broaden your mind for this one - and keep an ear out for their rescheduled Psychic Fair coming Fall 2020!
Info can be found HERE (https://www.candacelord.com/mindbodysoul)
In the meantime, do what you can to help support our local people! Order online, do curb-side pick ups, follow and share on social media.
All of doing our share helps make our fair city awesome!
Stay healthy, ABQ!
You've probably driving right past it on your way up to Santa Fe or when heading out to camp in the Jemez....
Tucked away in northern Bernallio just west of the river is another example of local Burquenos being awesome.
But this time, they're not frying up amazing food or putting on incredible laser shows per se, they're playing a critical role in one of the last, biggest lingering hallmarks of the West as we know it: at they're rescuing and rehabing New Mexico's horses.
Saddle up for another episode of What's Up ABQ. In this one, learn what it's like for our horses and how one group of amazing people are stepping up in a huge way.
Also, with how things currently are, if you can, help the Tamaya Horse Rehab and Rescue anyway you can!
Consider donating generously at their website: https://www.tamayahorserehab.com/ - follow them on social, and help spread the word about how they're helping our community!
We're all in this together, ABQ
While the weary hunt for the perfect local bookstore may carry on for some,
we were able to luck out! Nestled just off Wyoming and Menaul is just such a place.
Books, coffee, and adoptable cats (oh my!) abound at Titlewave Books, arguably Albuquerque's niftiest local bookshop.
(And yeah, even in these times, they're still open and happy to deliver your books out to you with curbside service!)
So what does it really take to run a local bookstore here in Burque?
What's up with the weekly cats?
And, most importantly, what are we all really reading these days anyway?
This story is made audible for your listening pleasure!
Like what you hear? You can learn more about what's up at Titlewave Books HERE (https://www.instagram.com/titlewavebooksabq/)
Especially now, any way you can continue to help support our local businesses and creatives goes a long way. They're who make and keep our neighborhoods awesome places to live - please follow their socials, and enjoy ordering from them online and using curbside pickups where available :)
We got this, ABQ!
There is a magic trifecta hidden in the middle of Burque. There is no neon sign. There is no storefront. There are no blinking advertisements - just good beer brewed by neighbors and friends. No, this isn't a big brand commercial, it's a group of homes all within easy walking distance of each other. But it's not just all warm fuzzies - they're award-winning small-batch craft brewers actively proving that you don't need a big building with a ton of space to make deliciousness.
They're Chillway Brewing and they're awesome - and so is their beer. Listen in as they invite us into their home, gather us around their own kitchen table, and crack out cold ones.
Want to learn more about what they're up to? - Check out their Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/chillwaybrewing/).
Help more people everywhere know about all the seriously awesome things Albuquerque has going on - tell someone about the show!
Share it after you listen - Leave a review... and of course, go out and make supporting local an every day thing :)
Just this week we've all probably noticed it's starting get warmer!
That means we're thinking about getting more active (probably).... (maybe)
Well, it's a nice thought.
But what if it wasn't just a nice thought? What if there was already a local community of practical, health-minded folks right here in Albuquerque who were ready, willing, and excited to help you get pumped? Or maybe just begin to learn what it takes to get in shape - backed with a lasting mindset and lifestyle to help keep it. - Enter Crossfit ABQ!
If you're a long-time show listener, you might just recognize that voice, too! - That's our buddy Aaron Bubbico from way back in episode uno... and he's back with a passion, helping everyday people like us learn what it takes to help make us just a little bit healthier.
Want to learn more about ABQ Crossfit? Here's their website (https://www.crossfitalbuquerque.com/)
Want to be considered for our next local interview?
All ya gotta do is shoot us a DM on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Also, we'd love to have more local businesses on as show sponsors! (We've just reached over 3k downloads!! THANK YOU)
Just reach out to us and we'll go from there :)
We love hearing from all the wonderful people in this town - you guys make it the awesome place it is.
Keep being you (and pass the chile)
When you want to upgrade your home's interior, sure, you've got options.
But every Burqueno worth their chiles knows they don't just want any old dime a dozen design from a big box store
- they want something special, affordable, and local. They want that distinct high-desert meets tailored, cutting-edge design.
They want Marc Coan Design.
Hear from owner Marc on what has Albuquerque looking when it comes to the current interior style here in the 505.
Learn how this business owner is delivering his signature craft right in the heart of our city.
To learn more about Marc, click on over HERE (https://marccoandesigns.com/)
And HEY! We wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our first community podcast event, Show Us Your Zia an awesome success! Keep your ear out for another one down the road! Meanwhile, keep it local, ABQ :)
New Mexico-made is something we all take pride in. Burquenos especially love repurposing because we love character. For us, New Mexico true isn't just a slogan, it's the real deal when it comes to the sorts of things we actually value.
Downtown, there's a place that's all these things - a place where New Mexicans are repurposing old banks, safes and all, for something we all truly value: a stiff locally-made drink. Whether it's brandy, vodka, or something even fancier, the skilled folks over at Safehouse Distillery are serving it up in style.
Pull up a chair and pour yourself a double, this one's for you.
Want to learn more about Safehouse? Head on down! In the meantime, you can also always go HERE (https://www.safehousedistillingco.com/)
You've heard it for about a month now. At last, the time is upon us! Saturday, Feb 22nd 2020 is finally here!
Come on down and celebrate with us at Thirsty Eye Brewing from 1-3p!
Coffee - Beer - Charity Silent Auction - Live Music
Here's a special WUABQ episode for you.
Are you over all the Valentine's Day hustle and grind? Have you totally given up on the Hallmark version of that one holiday in February and are, in fact, sitting on your couch alone right now watching non-dubbed anime with your dogs instead of going out on expensive dates?
Well, we don't judge (too much).
For everyone who's had a bad day, bad relationship, or just has a little rage to get out, Alexis Hassley's ABQ Rage Room is totally for you.
I mean, seriously, what's better than breaking shit to whatever music you want? You don't even have to clean up afterwards, either!
Choose from an array of weapons, put on your happy music, and start smashing
- this episode's for you
To learn more about ABQ Rage Room, head on over to their website HERE (https://www.abqrage.com/)
(And hey, if it's any consolation, the weekend after this V.D. you can score a bunch of on-sale candy)
We always have new local business venture ideas.
- But while it's easy to dream of 'someday', what does it really take to turn somedays into 'let's do this'?
Enter the Nuevo Shirt Co guys. They're taking their own ventures to our own city streets, providing everyday Burquenos with clothing that's tailor-made for them. But it's way more than just shirts - it's the business acumen which goes behind it all which makes what they do work.
Want to know their strategy?
- Stay tuned!
To learn more about Nuevo Shirt Co click on over HERE (https://nuevoshirt.co/).
And HEY! Listen close to the last part of this episode for a special announcement on our upcoming community event!
Let's be honest -
2020 is already a rushing massive blur of events. What's better than being able to get out of town for some serious R & R?
- Enter Kim Rash's Salt Cave!
Soak up those negative vibes with Himalayan salt, work on your breathing, and relax your muscles. Learn how one unique business venture is changing how locals practice self-care. Want to find out what it's like to be inside a salt lamp? Get comfy - this episode's for you.
To learn more about Kim and the Salt Cave, check out her website HERE (http://www.santafesaltcave.com/)
Also, in the end, get ready to hear our official announcement! We're proud to announce our Show Us Your Zia neighborhood party! Come meet the wonderful folks we've interviewed so far, help support a local surprise charity, enjoy local craft beer, and more! It's all happening on Saturday, Feb 22nd from 1-3p down at Thirsty Eye. See ya there!
This just in!
There's another news voice in town. But it's not Steve Stucker - nor is it Albuquerque Journal. It's not even The Alibi.
- It's Downtown Albuquerque News. Micro-news is in. It's about things that really affect you. It's about what's happening down the street.
It's what's happening in your neck of the woods. It's local and it matters - and Peter Rice is reporting on it.
Downtown in Albuquerque right now, there's dozens of intensely local issues happening right now. So if you live there (yes, you), or if even if you just occasionally visit, this stuff affects you. So tune your podcast dial in, this episode is fresh off the press!
Want to learn more about Peter and D.A.N.? Visit their official website HERE.
Have your own interview lead for What's Up ABQ? We'd love to learn more! Message us on our Instagram HERE.
AND IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD YET: We're hosting our very first Show Us Your Zia podcast party!!
Everyone's invited to Thirsty Eye (remember them??) on Saturday, February 22nd from 1-3p for food, beer, fun, and past podcast guests!
We'd love to see ya there (in person for once!)
For Burqenos, which neighborhood we live in is almost as important as that serious question we ask all our guests on the show. Almost. That said, so many of us know all too well the hustle and grind which defines in our minds whether we rent or own our home. But what if we had more local options?
Enter Johanna Gilligan of Homewise.
Homewise's efforts right here in town help make the all-important distinction between renting and owning (while still being able to afford to live). Their team is bringing real resources to the table for ordinary folks who are trying to live their best lives. I mean, hell, after talking we're interested in using their services! But it's not all real estate either. Johanna and Homewise are also actively exploring ways to revitalize historic neighborhoods, all the while finding that balance between civic facelifts and gentrification.
For more on Johanna and Homewise, check out their website HERE (https://www.homewise.org/)
And hey!! It's official - remember that big thing we kept hinting at?
Well get ready, cuz here's your chance to meet everybody we've interviewed up to this point at our official Show Us Your Zia party!! Bring your friend and head on down to ThirstyEye on Sat, Feb 22nd. Party goes on from 1-3, with donations all going to a local mystery charity!
Spread the word, and thanks for helping keep it local :)
Got a local business or something else creative going on? We'd absolutely Love to know about it! Shoot us a DM on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Want to help us keep it local? Be a show sponsor, and help us continue spreading the word on all the awesome things Albuquerque has going on. Message us on said IG to get started.
We all know the pride we get from making something with our own two hands. It's something every Burqueno knows. Now, after we've had some time to hear from all over our city about the different projects going on, here's another one for you: Dovetail Community Workshop.
In this one, we talk with Erin O'Donnell about woodworking in Albuquerque, and how everyday people you and I learn the skills and critical eye it takes to craft excellent pieces. Whether it's a cutting board or a table, Erin and the teachers over at Dovetail know what kind of wood to pick for just the right project - and man do they come out looking amazing.
So the next time you want to learn a new craft, check out Dovetail! Need something fixed by an expert crafter - give them a call
To learn more about Erin and Dovetail, check out their website HERE (http://www.dovetailworkshop.com/)
Got something happening around town? Maybe want to share what you're offering our community these days? We'd love to consider an interview or local show sponsors! All ya gotta do is message us on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Holy guacamole it's SEASON DOS!
In this one Ryan and Lindsey chat with local acupuncturist Dr. Josh on feeling good (well?).
Either way, this episode is sure to keep you loose, limber, and flowing along with all of those well-intentioned New Years' resolutions throughout 2020. What does being healthy even mean in Burque these days, especially when it comes to the local alternative health scene?
- For those curious, Dr. Josh gives excellent insight into what alternative medicine is like and can do for everyday around-town people like us.
Take a few deep cleansing breaths, center yourself, and get ready. It's season two of Albuquerque's podcast.
To learn more about Dr. Josh Blankman D.O.M. and his practice, click HERE (https://desertoasisacupuncture.com/).
Got an endeavor, hustle, or creative spark you want to share? Message us on our IG account for interview consideration HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Want to sponsor the show and reach a bunch of wonderful locals who all want to help learn about and support business right here in Albuquerque? Shoot us an email on our website HERE (https://www.whatsupabq.com/contact).
The future is now!
I mean, tomorrow?
Either way, Happy New Year! In this episode, we step into another cutting-edge, totally Burque venue coming to town: Electric Playhouse.
But what, what is Electric Playhouse, you ask? It's... well... it's... it's AMAZING. It's an interactive experience you've never seen before - and I'm not just saying that, either. I mean, when's the last time you played Space Invaders with your whole body in a massive open space? When was the last time you dined in simulated space or inside a volcano and the table pulsed and flared each time you set your cup down?
This is just a tiny taste of what's coming to our town in 2020. It's just another example of why Albuquerque is an amazing place filled with incredibly talented people, much of which is right down our own streets in our very own neighborhoods.
For more on Electric Playhouse, you can check out their website HERE (https://electricplayhouse.com/).
As usual, we want to hear from you! Just send us a DM on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/) for an interview request.
Easy as that.
- Keep it classy in 2020, Burque ;)
Just about everybody and their mom have some sort of social media account these days - but what about local businesses? What's the real secret to cutting through all the noise online? How do regular people like you and me with our own endeavors make it today when it comes to branding and marketing, especially in Albuquerque?
Truly Social's got more than just a few ideas - they've got local street cred when it comes to strategy, design, and telling the stories of Burque's businesses effectively.
What does it take for two people to make a social marketing service today?
- that's where Mandie and Vanessa come in!
So shove aside some of that wrapping paper and eggnog, toss another log in your kiva fireplace and pour yourself some more posole and enjoy another fresh episode on us.
To learn more about Vanessa, Mandie, and Truly Social, you can click HERE (https://www.trulysoco.com/).
To be considered for our next episode, just DM us on What's Up ABQ's lovely Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
If you're a local artist, creative, or small business and you're looking for ways to reach more engaged people right here in Albuquerque+ we'd love to talk sponsorship opportunities! - shoot us an email HERE (https://www.whatsupabq.com/contact)
- Happy Whatever from Ryan & Lindsey
So we've all seen them cruising around town. Up and down Central. It's one of the things which helps make Burque.... well Burque, ya know?
We're talking cars. Aw yeah, the cool ones. The ones you know the driver takes pride in. The ones cruising. The ones that catch your eye.
Ok, maybe Ryan is a bit of car guy too, ok? And so is Orlando Ulibarry, President of Albuquerque's own Homiez Car Club. So get your podcast on and take a drive around town. Orlando's got all the good spots mapped out for you. Find out what it's like from inside our own local car culture right here in our fair city and who's really out there driving next to you.
To learn more about Orlando and Albuquerque Homiez Car Club, check out their IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/albuquerquehomiez/?hl=en)
Until next time, Happy Whatever from Linds and Ryan!
You know that old saying, 'A picture is worth a thousand words'?
Well, it's not true. It really takes more. More like an incredibly lucky encounter at our very own Balloon Fiesta.
Got questions now? Awesome, so do we!
Pull up a chair as we record at Burque's Remedy Coffee off Lomas. Hear our conversation with Ian Beckley, as he talks all things photography and how his own professional journey has taken him so far, from New Mexico to all over. From passion to career, what really goes into pursuing your dreams right off the bat?
Need a pro photographer with a fresh take?
- Ian's on it.
To learn more about Ian and his pics, check out his website HERE (https://www.bklystudios.com/)
As always, if you or someone you know is a local... ya know... we'd love to consider them for an interview! Just drop us a line on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Also, if you want your creative whatever to get more local exposure, consider becoming a podcast sponsor! Send us a message HERE (https://www.whatsupabq.com/contact) to get started.
Thanks for listening!
Ok, so if there's one thing we all might admit to loving more than coffee or chile, it's a cold one.
That's right, beer. Better still, craft beer from another awesome place right here in town.
This episode we talk with Jim Schull, owner of Hops Brewing, about all things crafty (you know what we mean).
Now settling comfortably into their second location, the people at Hops Brewing clearly know what they're about. It's great beer, it's great food, but it's also great community - something every Burqueno is all about.
So go on over to Hops, grab a pint or two, and enjoy this one.
To learn more about what Jim Shull and Hops Brewing is up to, check out their website HERE (https://www.hopsbrewery.com/) or pop into either of their excellent Albuquerque locations.
Thanks so much for continuing to help us spread the word about our show! If you or someone you know has a local business or is a creative or entrepreneur here in Albuquerque, we'd love to consider you for an interview (we promise, we don't bite! Well, Lindsey might...). Just reach out to us on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Last, you can always help support What's Up ABQ directly right here too (https://anchor.fm/whats-up-abq/support)
Sure, it's the week of Thanksgiving, but whether you're off on break or still out there adulting like a champ (We see you! Respect!)
education in our city is a huge deal. Parents want to give their kids every opportunity and students want a place that's cool and teaches them things they uh actually need and want to know.
Solare Collegiate Charter School has all that and more. I mean seriously, after meeting with them we kinda wish we had been able to go there instead, you know?
In this episode, we're talking with Solare's Principal, Rachel Sewards, as well as Rebecca Green, a mom to one of their awesome students there. We cover what education and educating really looks like right now in Albuquerque, as well as an inside perspective on how charter schools are stepping up to the plate to change our city's future.
Sharpen your pencils and put on your thinking caps - it's time to get schooled, ABQ
To learn more about Solare Collegiate, check out their website HERE (https://www.solarecollegiate.org/mission).
Finally, a few last things for ya:
What's Up ABQ, SEASON TWO is coming. Can you believe it??
We're serving up even more of what our fair city has to offer (and then some!), more local shout-outs, and of course, more around-town chile-fix insider recommendations ;)
Also, shhhhh... we have a special season two podcast party in the works too! (More to come on this)
We're always on the look-out for new show sponsors and potential people to interview! Send a DM our way on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/), would you?
Until next episode,
Living in ABQ means actually... you know... living here!
Whether that means you're in EDO or South Valley, the Heights or Barelas (or wherever else you hang your hat) it probably means you've had to buy or sell your home at one point or another. Moving is a fact of life for nearly every Burqueno. Mark & Robert know this better than most since they've been helping locals with the ins and outs of selling and buying property for years now.
How has the realty market here in town changed? What is it like right now? And, of course, where is it going in the future? What's really happening behind closed doors and open houses alike on our very own neighborhood streets?
Get your shiny front door keys ready - this episode's interview with this father-son realty team helps unlock some answers!
To learn more about the Rickert Property Group, you can check out their website HERE (https://rickertpropertygroup.com/).
Also! Ryan and Linds would love to hear from local bands & musicians about using their music in the show's intro-outros.
Shoot us a DM on our Instagram HERE, would you (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)?
The ultimate in-town experience is something we're all hunting for - whether it's abroad or right here in Burque. What's better than to not only have great service with a killer aesthetic but to have it done locally. We're talking historic locale, local craft brews... even local ghosts. Gone are the days where we could only pick from a handful of chain hotels. Where we had our choice of complimentary(!) powdered eggs and generic coffee in the morning and an entirely forgettable motel room.
In this episode, we dive into what makes bed & brews the preferred choice for visitors and locals, as well as what makes Jesse's Painted Lady Bed & Brew more than just another one-night stay.
Check it out!
To learn more about Painted Lady Bed & Brew or to book your own reservation, you can click HERE (https://www.breakfastisoverrated.com/).
We'd also like to give a big THANK YOU to long-time listener and now What's Up ABQ's own post-production guru Paul Nixon!
If his voice sounds familiar, that's because it is! Paul was a voice-over talent for one of Albuquerque's own news stations in the past.
Need an audio pro? Go check out his site HERE (http://paulnixonvo.com/).
Also, we'd love to get some locally-sourced music for our show's transitions and theme! If you or someone you know is in a local band, send 'em our way. Just message us on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
Thanks for the listen :)
The only thing true Burquenos love more than their green chiles is their beer (and coffee). That's why we're always on the hunt for a great neighborhood brewery that also dabbles in caffeine. Throw in an art gallery and a killer outdoor patio and it's perfect. Enter the folks at Thirsty Eye Brewing. They're your quintessential EDO place to be.
In this one, we talk beer, Burque, and what's happening in our local brewing and art scene - plus why Albuquerque is the perfect storm when it comes to fostering unique creative and cultural jive.
PS, remember that time we were on the news? Yeah, it's that interview!!
To learn more about Thirsty Eye, you can click here (https://www.thirstyeyebrew.com/) - or just head on down to their spot off Broadway and Silver!
Sooner or later it's gonna happen.
No, we're not talking about getting stuck in traffic on the Big-I, either.
In this special bonus Halloween episode, we talk with certified thanatologist Gail Rubin about what end of life looks like for New Mexicans, as well as her on-going efforts to help locals ready themselves for the end in highly practical ways. Enter: the Before I Die NM Festival - an annual multi-regional event which includes talks with local funeral home directors, visits to cemeteries and crematoria and a TON more.
Let's face it, it's going to happen, there's no getting out of this one. But with planning and an open mind, the minutia of the big day can be thoroughly figured out (hopefully) far in advance.
To learn more about the Before I Die NM Festival, visit their website HERE (https://beforeidienm.com/).
For more on Gail and her books, you can visit her site HERE (https://agoodgoodbye.com/)
If you or someone you know is a local Burqueno creative, entrepreneur, or small business owner Linds & Ryan would love to consider an interview. It's your continual tips and leads which help us discover what's up around town! Seriously!
Thanks for listening and helping us spread the word,
What was that?
Have you seen it? Did you hear it?
No, it's not your imagination. Our special extra long, extra spooky Halloween episode is here! This time, Linds & Ryan talk real history and real ghosts with Old Town expert and paranormal hunter Julie Brown. While we've all been to old town, most of us haven't been to old town after dark, when the shadows grow thick and the cats, like familiars, appear down there. What's really happened in our city, beyond the bright neon lights and postcard marketing? Better yet, what's still lingering each night right in the heart of our own fair city?
Stick around as our own special specter and fellow ABQ podcaster, Gio, of Brian & Gio Made a Podcast (http://brianandgiopodcast.com/) joins us later to talk real New Mexican ghost stories in the dark. Have your own local chilling tale of the supernatural? Leave us a voice message on Anchor or record and send in your story - we just might feature it in the future!
Grab your candy, don your costume, and gather 'round the speaker for this one. Don't look behind you... this one's gonna get you.
To learn more about Old Town Julie Brown and Abq Tours, creep up on their website HERE (https://www.abqtours.fun/).
If you or someone you know haunts the local ABQ creative scene, guide them our way HERE.
Keep it spooky ABQ
We're coffee people.
You know it. I know it. The whole town knows it.
What you might not know is just how good Stan's Coffee & Scones is at pouring our daily fix over in Uptown. Seriously. And what's better to pair your favorite caffeine fix with than a handmade scone? Nothing really. Plus, Stan's doing it all out of a vintage airstream trailer!
This one's all about what Albuquerque's preferred morning beverage, good business sense, and a delicious scone or three mean for the everyday burqueno. Ever wondered what it's really like for a mobile coffee truck here in town?
You know, you might be surprised.
To learn more about Uptown's own Stan's Coffee & Scones check out their Instagram HERE.
We'd also like to thank Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing (https://www.hvacalbuquerquenm.com/) & Red Rock Roasters (https://www.redrockroasters.com/) for their continued support of Albuquerque's podcast! If you're a fan of the show, show them some love, would you?
- If you'd like to talk becoming a show sponsor, give us a DM on our Instagram! (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
On a personal note, Linds and Ryan just want to say THANK YOU to you, you wonderful listener, you! We've just hit our first 1,000 downloads, including national and international listeners. We love hearing from you - leave us a message or a review. Each one we recieve literally makes our week. Albuquerque is awesome, and apparently we're all in this for a little well-earned bragging. Go out and enjoy the local spots in your own neighborhoods! We really do have something special here. :)
Raise of hands, who LOVES writing cover letters?
How about going in for job interviews?
Whether it's any of the above, marketing, or strategic business planning, Ivan and Derrick have you covered. They're not just here to be another start-up... they're here to level up New Mexico one person and business at a time. On this episode Linds & Ryan talk with the dynamic duo of Lvl Up NM on what it really takes to present yourself well professionally, as well as how this can happen even across generational lines throughout our city.
To learn more about LVL UP NM click HERE.
We'd like to thank Bose Brothers for kindly allowing us to record out in their patio.
We'd also like to give a special shout out to the super LOUD group of giggling ladies there too, they're almost like extra guests!
Finally, we'd like to thank Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing for sponsoring this episode. You can learn more about all their awesome services HERE, or just call them at 444-7200.
Linds and Ryan are always looking for our next interview. If you or someone you know is a local entrepreneur, creative, or small business owner in Albuquerque, we'd love to consider an interview! Just message us on our IG HERE.
Last, if you'd like to sponsor episodes or help support the show, shoot us a message on our website (We also accept beers over at Sidetrack ;) )
Contrary to popular opinion, they're not actually a winking mythical creature - but they're still magical just the same.
This week Ryan and Linds talk it up with Kevin Wade over at Griffinwink Advertising about what it takes to market local endeavors right here in Albuquerque. It's more than just numbers and it's more than just a big budget... it's all about how skillful communication and talent can tell a story others want to help support.
But what Does that actually look like, you ask?
This episode's for you.
To learn more about Griffinwink Advertising, check out their website HERE (https://griffinwink.com/).
We'd also like to give a shout out to this episode's sponsor! Linds and Ryan are grateful to Red Rock Roasters (located right here in town) for their continued generous support and delicious delicious coffee. Want to satisfy your caffeine addiction while keeping it local? Check out more on Red Rock Roasters HERE (https://www.redrockroasters.com/). AND while you're at it, you can also listen to our previous interview with them HERE (https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e517es).
As always, Linds and Ryan want to know what's up, Albuquerque. If you or someone you know has a local business or is an entrepreneur or creative in town, we'd love to consider an interview. Just reach out to us on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
It's right there on 4th street. Big tall building. Hard to miss.
Or is it in your pocket? You might be about to listen to our show on it right now.
This week, Linds & Ryan are in downtown Albuquerque talking with a whole cadre of wonderful folks who make our very own Telephone Museum of New Mexico run like a charm. Whether you're into state history, tech innovations of yesterday, today, and beyond, or (like us) are on the hunt for fun things to do around town, these guys are worth the trip.
Want to visit the Telephone Museum of New Mexico? Just drive or scooter on down to their 110 4th St NW location - they're open every Weds from 10a-2p.
"Ahoy, Ahoy!" "Watson, I need you!" - to come check out What's Up ABQ's next episode.
If you or someone you know is a local small business owner, creative, or entrepreneur we'd love to consider interviewing!
SERIOUSLY. You can get in touch via our Instagram HERE.
Also, Linds and Ryan will give a shout out to whoever buys us a beer down at Sidetrack. (We're both devoted dark beer drinkers)
We're always looking for the next spot to hang out at around town.
Whether it's grabbing a few beers with friends over at Thirsty Eye or chowing down on chicken at Happy Chickenzz over at El Vado, there's absolutely no shortage of sweet places to check out all over Albuquerque. You know it, we know it, and Javier Romero knows it. That's why he's introducing an awesome computer-based app called Hangerang. Just being somewhere isn't enough if it's lonely. Get ready to hear all about how this locally-based app is changing what it really means to be social in a way that actually matters to Burqenos like us.
To learn more about Hangerang and Javier head on over HERE.
Per usual, if you or someone you know is a local with something up the show's alley, we'd love to consider an interview! Get in touch HERE.
A sweet hair cut is something we all need.
Thus begins our eternal hunt for the absolute best place in town to obtain one. We're here to tell you EDo's Barber shop is top notch.
Joe is not only New Mexico True, he's also handy with a straight-razor too! Pull up a chair and catch up on your around-town gossip,
because this episode is all about the life and times of a local barber in the heart of our city.
Need a cut? Want to find out more about Joe and EDo's Barber Shop?
Head on down to his 521 Central Ave NE location or check out his Instagram HERE.
Lastly, if you or someone you know is a local creative, small-business owner, or entrepreneur we'd love to connect!
Hit us up on our website for more.
It's coming soon.
While it may sound like sci-fi, how living in an increasingly global world effects local businesses right here in our fair city on a day-to-day basis.
Whether it's AI shaping how we expect commerce to take place online or how our state is faring legally in the world of intellectual property,
Larry Donahue and his team are the bleeding-edge legal resource for our town.
So come with us if you want to live - this show's another good one!
To learn more about Larry Donahue and the folks down at Slingshot Law, check out their website HERE.
Per usual, if you or someone you know is a local creative, entrepreneur, or small-business owner, we'd love to consider interviewing them!
Just shoot us an email over at our website HERE.
We'd also like to thank this episode's sponsors - Rachel and the wonderful people over at Albuquerque's own Red Rock Roasters!
If you haven't tried them already, what are you waiting for?! They're local and they make awesome coffee. Go pick up a bag or three today,
or stop by their location over on Jefferson. Here's their website - enjoy!
So, you might have heard of them.
Maybe you already grabbed a beer with friends over at Starr Brothers and watched a game or three.
Chances are, you already know exactly who we're talking about because the whole city is in on this one.
That's right, we're talking New Mexico United right here on our humble little podcast, with none other than CEO/owner Peter Trevisani.
We get right into the nitty-gritty of how Pete first got involved, what he thinks it really takes for creatives to see their dreams come to light, and why he believes New Mexico is where it's at for Soccer.
Grab your Curse gear and cheer - it's New Mexico United time!
For more on Peter and the team, go catch a game. Or check out their website here.
As always, if you or someone you know is a local creative, entrepreneur, or small-business owner, we'd love to consider interviewing them for our show! Get in touch with us at our website HERE.
It's not every day you meet the real deal, but let us tell you, NM Bearded Man is.
In this one we sit and talk New Mexico, local green culture, and what it really means to break down stereotypes on the front lines.
So give yourself some space and time and get comfortable - 'cuz you're in for another awesome show.
To learn more about what NM Bearded Man is up to, hit up his IG HERE.
As always, if you or someone you know is a local 'Burqueno small business owner, entruprenuer, or creative - hit us up HERE!
We'd love to consider interviewing you! You can also help us spread the word about WUABQ and leave us a review...
you know... 'cuz you're cool like that.
Coffee. Excellent coffee.
That's what we want you to know about this week. Namely the wonderful, talented roasters hard at work down at Albuquerque's very own Red Rock Roasters. Sit back, pour some of that roasted ambrosia in your mug, and enjoy this episode.
Afterward, go pick up a bag of Red Rock and see for yourself why our in-town coffee pros know what's up, ABQ.
To learn more about Rachel and Red Rock Roasters, go visit them at 4801 Jefferson St NE here in Albuquerque or visit their website.
But really, just keep drinking their coffee. We know we will!
Per usual, if you or someone you know is a creative, entrepreneur, or small business owner here in Albuquerque, we'd love to consider interviewing them! Just Head on over to our website and contact us - we'll be in touch. If you enjoy what you hear, give our show a share! Help us spread the word on all the awesome things, places, and people right here in the Duke City.
Until next time,
When's the last time you had a great burger? How about a chili dog?
Because OMG Gil Stewart's Burque's Burgers and Dawgs is AMAZING.
No, like, We're serious.
Stop what you're doing (*after you listen to our latest episode, of course) and go taste for yourself. - You'll be glad you did.
Got a small business here in the 505? Entrepreneur? Creative? We'd love to consider you for our next episode. To help donate or reach out to us, check out our website for more!
Until next episode,
This week, Ryan & Lindsey talk mortgages and music with the multi-talented Drew Herig.
Drew, who grew up in Nob Hill now loves helping first-time home buyers (especially) purchase their first house... but wait! Disguised as a mild-mannered mortgage officer, he also reps talented musicians right here in ABQ - including familiar tones you just might recognize whenever you're at your next New Mexico United game!
For more on Drew check out his IG HERE, or for down-to-earth mortgage advice try HERE.
As always, if you or someone you know is a small business owner, entrepreneur, or creative in or around ABQ, tell 'em to hit us up! - We're always looking for new people to interview! Help support our show with a helpful review wherever you're listening and help us spread the word on all the wonderful things, people, and places happening right here in our community.
This week Linds and Ryan meet up for some delicious chicken goodness.
Where you ask?
Why, Happy Chickenzz down at El Vado, of course!
Now, prepare yourself for tasty local ABQ insights as owner Tony Chaleunphonh of Happy Chickenzz talks what it really takes to make a restaurant make it in the Duke City these days.
Want to help the show?
You can always chip in at our website or, if you're a local small business/entrepreneur/creative you can reach out to us here. Finally, you can sponsor shows or just share our episodes with your friends!
Until next week,
This week Lindsey and Ryan are down at Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing talking with co-owner Carlos Griegos.
What makes a good local company stay dedicated? How do they last? Why does it matter, especially right here in Albuquerque?
We get into all of that and more on this week's episode!
To learn more about Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing, check out their website.
Want to help us spread the word about all the shining lights our city has to offer?
Leave us a review! Help spread the word about our show. Consider sponsoring episodes.
We're all in this together.
Find out more at our website HERE.
Until next week,
On this episode of What's Up ABQ we're talking all things in Albuquerque's burgeoning craft beer scene with Angelo Orona of Craft King Consulting.
To learn more about what Angelo is up to, check out http://craftkingconsulting.com/ .
Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share too! If you or someone you know is a local small business owner, entrepreneur, or creative, we'd love to consider interviewing you! Contact us at our spiffy new website HERE. Likewise, if you'd like to sponsor podcast episodes, you can shoot us an email there too.
Until next episode...
Right off the bat we're on it at Albuquerque's own Rio Grande CrossFit!
To learn more about our friends at the JCC, visit their website, or drop on by their location at 5520 Wyoming Boulevard NE.
If you enjoyed the show, leave us a review and help us share the word. If you or someone you know has a small business, is an entrepreneur, or creative here in our community, send them our way! We'd love to consider interviewing them. Also, you can donate to the show's efforts at
our website, or ask about sponsoring and advertising in our episodes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next episode...
- Ryan & Lindsey
Our first episode drops Tuesday, July 9th!!
We'll be featuring Albuquerque's own JCC. And oh, do we have so many more awesome interviews with amazing locals to share! Look for them each Tuesday wherever you listen to podcasts.