Interviews with artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, etc., from Columbia, Missouri and beyond! Everyone has a story!
info_outline Jai Love 01/01/2020
Jai Love Itinerant artist Jai Love talks about surviving on the road with his dog Nugget in his art bus "Royale with Cheese." He describes his adventures with the Rainbow Gathering, hanging out and giving back at Burning Man and who he's getting back to. He's following his passion and making it work. Stick around to the end to hear his heartfelt song for his daughter that ties it all together. This podcast is a little long, but we think it's worth it.
info_outline Dave Angle 11/24/2019
Dave Angle Dave Angle talks about the charm of the "old" Blue Note when it was located on the Business Loop in Columbia, Missouri, and his musical journey from his KOPN reggae show, learning to play Mississippi blues, performing live with The Daves and their upcoming (now past) show at the Roots N Blues Music Festival in Columbia. Live bonus songs included!
info_outline Kenny Greene Part II 11/09/2019
Kenny Greene Part II More from the Mad Professor Kenny Greene! Kenny describes his philosophy of art and life in his own inimitable way. And he gets down to earth to talk about running his jewelry business in Columbia, Missouri (Monarch Jewelry) and his approach to determining what his clients are after so he can deliver the goods.
info_outline Leigh Lockhart 10/22/2019
Leigh Lockhart The owner of Main Squeeze in Columbia, Missouri, Leigh Lockhart, talks about working at Murry's, selling juice out of a small space in Lakota Coffee, and eventually creating a full blown vegetarian and vegan restaurant that has become a Columbia institution on 9th Street. And a side dish of Columbia history comes with your Buddha Bowl!
info_outline Jeff Spencer 10/08/2019
Jeff Spencer Jake talks to Jeff Spencer, the owner of Just Jeff's in Columbia, Missouri. Jeff took a chance and left his "regular" job to pursue the American Dream with only a vision and a hot dog cart full of perseverance. It wasn't easy, but now he has two Just Jeff's locations in Columbia and a ton of loyal customers. Warning: After listening you may want to quit your job and chase your dream.
info_outline Kenny Greene 09/24/2019
Kenny Greene Jake interviews Columbia, Missouri icon Kenny Greene! Kenny delivers a huge dose of Columbia history and talks about his time as a student at Mizzou in the 70's, hitching out West and to D.C., his start as a jewelry maker, teaching future generations of artists, and becoming a Tai Chi instructor. We hope you enjoy this wild journey with the "Mad Professor" (as Jake lovingly dubs him), a Columbia institution and huge influence on the Columbia art scene!
info_outline James Boyle 09/10/2019
James Boyle In SlackChat's inaugural episode, Jake interviews his brother-in-law, James Boyle, who describes his journey from an eleven year old dishwasher in a Midwestern college town to private chef for a billionaire in Colorado. James discusses his many detours along the way including stops in California, culinary school in the Northeast, following the Grateful Dead, and working as a chef on private yachts in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.