Tom Petty and PorchFestKC

October 9, 2017

The boys talk about Tom Petty's death, his impact on their lives and the legacy he'll leave on music. Then, Kathryn Golden, founder and organizer of PorchFestKC, joins The Chalkboard Podcast to talk about the origins of the festival and what makes PorchfestKC a unique concert experience in Kansas City. 

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Marco Pavé

October 4, 2017

The boys sat down with Marco Pavé, a musician and social activist from Memphis, Tennessee. They talked about the Graceland protest, arts entrepreneurship, the city of Memphis, decriminalizing cannabis, and more. Marco is currently on the UP$ Tour with 2030 and recently dropped his debut album, Welcome to Grc Lnd

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The Noise FM + Hembree

September 24, 2017

AKA TheNoiseFMbree. Eric sits down with Alex and Austin Ward of The Noise FM and Garrett Childers and Isaac Flynn of Hembree. They talk about first cars, their respective Bill Murray tales, favorite guilty pleasure songs, conspiracy theories regarding the death of Lou Pearlman, and both bands' performances at the Sofar Sounds "Give a Home" show for Amnesty International and the Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City. 

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Hank Wiedel from Sofar Sounds Kansas City

September 10, 2017

Hank Wiedel found out about Sofar Sounds while playing a concern in an old Anheuser-Busch firehouse in St. Louis. Now he's the director of the Kansas City chapter of the movement that's trying to change the way people experience music. We talk about Eric's recent engagement, the guys' mutual crush on Tom Petty, and how Sofar Sounds is helping curate dope concert experiences in Kansas City. 

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Chalkboard Podcast Starter Pack

August 31, 2017

The boys recap their Felt Board series interviewing local pastors. Then, in a nod to The O.C., they reveal their version of The Seth Cohen Starter Pack with their separate Chalkboard Podcast Starter Packs. Finally (look what you made us do!) they fight about Taylor Swift. 

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Jessi Marcus

August 27, 2017

The Chalkboard sits down with Jessi Marcus, a pastor at Jacob's Well in Kansas City. They talk about the unique ways Jacob's Well carves out spaces for community (5:00), growing up in rural Missouri on an exotic animal farm (9:55), falling into a role in ministry (18:20), the challenge of finding civil dialogue and common spaces in today's world (25:30), and the importance of "table fellowship" (30:30). 

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Apps & Apps

August 16, 2017

The boys start off by talking about the tragedy in Charlottesville. Then, they take a sabbatical (get it, because we've been interviewing pastors?) from The Felt Board and dive into apps and apps. It's everything from Venmo to sliders to Overcast to beer pretzels. They also try to answer an eternal question: are wings an app or an entree? Their picks of the week are the new record "The Underside of Power" by Algiers and USA's new show "The Sinner." 

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Malia Clark

August 10, 2017

This episode we talk with Malia Clark, Pastor of Family Ministries at The Highway Community in San Jose, California. Topics include youth group (shout out to lock-ins!), generational differences, and how social issues impact Millennials and church. This episode is part of our series "The Felt Board," whichfeatures conversations with pastors in Kansas City and beyond about what inspired them to be ministers andabout church in the 21st century. 

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The Felt Board with Chris Abel

August 2, 2017

Our series "The Felt Board" features conversations with pastors in Kansas City and beyond about what inspired them to be ministers and the role of church in the 21st century. This episode we talk with Chris Abel, pastor for Young Adults at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. Chris talks about his atheism and conversion, inspiration for becoming a pastor, and Millennials' relationship with church and spirituality. 

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Musicians & Movies

July 28, 2017
Harry Styles' role in Dunkirk inspired The Chalkboard to chat all things good (like David Bowie in The Prestige), weird (um, Phil Collins was in Hook), and ugly (Taylor Swift in The Giver) when it comes to the history of musicians acting in movies. 
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