Eric and Micah celebrate and reflect on two years of The Chalkboard Podcast. They chat about their favorite episodes and guests, the choice to switch to an interview-based show featuring "Conversations from Kansas City," preview the future of the pod, and cap off the episode with a classic Chalkboard of song lyrics that mention other songs.
Eric and Micah sit down with Jeff Hirleman and Mollie Lothman from McLain's Bakery and Market. They talk about their inspirations for wanting to own a bakery, working together as siblings, what it was like to take on and continue a Kansas City tradition, and the unique characteristics of their Waldo, Overland Park and Lawrence locations.
Eric and Micah sit down with Luke Pickett, operating partner of Kansas City's Brookside Barrio. They talk about Luke's culinary roots, working with Debbie Gold and Michael Smith at 40 Sardines, and all things Brookside Barrio, a taqueria-inspired spot where Luke made sure his mom's enchiladas are on the menu.
Micah and Eric sit down with Carrington Harrison, co-host of The Drive on 610 Sports in Kansas City. They talk about Carrington beginning his radio career as Nick Wright's intern (3:00), his Mizzou fandom (15:00), how he prepares for The Drive (19:00) and the ways he works to engage and improve the Kansas City community (33:00).
In this Extended Play episode, Eric and Micah talk with Cameron Niederhauser about The Office, Oak Park High School, and Columbia vs. Lawrence (1:08), Peyton Marek about professional wrestling (17:12), Rustin Dodd about Tom Petty and baseball walk-up songs (19:17), and Adam Carey about Kansas City's NBA team potential (26:18).
Micah and Eric chat with Charlie Upchurch, chair of 89.3 KCUR's Generation Listen KC. They talk about what drew Charlie to public radio (including a high school job helping sell tractors on an AM station show), how KCUR Generation Listen hopes to engage a young public radio audience in Kansas City, and Charlie's voice-over work.
The owner of Betty Rae’s ice cream didn’t have an ice cream parlor in Kansas City where he felt at home...so he opened one. We talked with David Friesen about his background baking bread (10:20), balancing creativity with managing a small business (17:25), their most popular flavors: Brown Butter Toasted Pecans! S’mores! Cereal Milk! (32:00) and collaborating with Kansas City companies like Joe's Kansas City and Thou Mayest (36:50).
Eric and Micah sit down with Stephanie and Adam Carey, new owners of Kansas City's local alternative magazine The Pitch. They talk about the importance of a having an alternative news source in a city, why they place an emphasis on the arts, investing in digital while keeping a print presence and how they plan on engaging with the local community.
Eric and Micah sit down with Rustin Dodd, baseball writer for The Athletic. They talk about how writing about sports changed his fandom, why he joined The Athletic, his story about Ned Yost and Netflix and what needs to go right for the Royals to win this season.