A podcast by Rise Collaborative. Through short profiles of different people and their stories, LIFTED aims to capture the various perspectives of a community in modern America.
info_outline Rolling Slow 06/06/2019
Rolling Slow How do you start a mass movement? In this case, all it takes is the distant ring of a bicycle bell. And it begins: around one thousand people on bicycles, moving together. This is Slow Roll Buffalo. Seamus helped to start the event as a way to get people reconnecting with the city.
info_outline Train-a-Bull Dogs / Trainable Dogs 05/30/2019
Train-a-Bull Dogs / Trainable Dogs Nuggs is a dog. He was picked up by the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter as a stray. His hobbies include shaking toys, crunching on bones really loudly, and going on fun walks. Nuggs is accompanied by a human, Julie, who is a volunteer with the Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.
info_outline Hop Hop: The Superego 05/23/2019
Hop Hop: The Superego Musician Jaz Frazier performs as her superego Hop Hop, which gives her license to let loose and be “weird and extreme” on stage. But there’s a lot of groundwork that goes into writing the songs she performs. And making time to make music can be a challenge.
info_outline Kickin' Ass On Wheels With a Queen City Roller Girl 05/09/2019
Kickin' Ass On Wheels With a Queen City Roller Girl Roller Derby is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular in Western New York. We’re rolling with Sigourney Cleaver, a skater in Buffalo’s Queen City Roller Girls, as she kicks ass on game day. You’ll be transported to the unforgiving, physical, and adrenaline-soaked experience of fighting through the pack during a bout. Pull up your pantyhose - this episode is flying out of the gate so fast you’re gonna get rink rash.
info_outline LIFTED Season 2 Preview 04/25/2019
LIFTED Season 2 Preview We're back! It's been a while, but since you last heard from us, we've been hearing more from you. In Season Two of LIFTED, there are even more real-life stories to be heard, experiences to explore, and stereotypes to smash. LIFTED profiles the people and perspectives of Western New York, and new episodes are released each week.
info_outline BONUS EPISODE: Metal Guy 10/11/2018
BONUS EPISODE: Metal Guy In this bonus episode, we hear more from Rick Smith, businessman and owner of Silo City. In 1940, Rick’s grandfather founded a textured metal company. Rick talks about his experiences growing up knowing that he was expected to become the 3rd generation president of the business. NOTE: Rick’s story was featured in the regular season of the podcast in the episode called ‘Frontiersman of Silo City’. You should listen to that episode first, before returning to this.
info_outline Frontiersman of Silo City 10/04/2018
Frontiersman of Silo City In 2006, Rick Smith bought an abandoned industrial site now known as Silo City. At one time, it was the biggest grain port on the planet. But the grain industry has long since croaked in Buffalo, and most grain companies left decades ago. So why would someone buy a massive derelict complex that includes a bunch of - almost indestructible - concrete grain silos? And what do you do with it?
info_outline LIFTED Preview - Released Sept 6 2018 08/30/2018
LIFTED Preview - Released Sept 6 2018 A weekly podcast of real-life stories brought to you by Rise Collaborative. LIFTED profiles the people and perspectives in an American community. Through telling stories of people starting something new, people striving for personal goals and people thriving in their community, LIFTED aims to capture the various experiences of modern America. Episodes are short, with each focusing on someone different. Released September 6 2018.