Off The Beaten Podcast
#70 - Off The Beaten Podcast Has Moved!

#70 - Off The Beaten Podcast Has Moved!

May 6, 2022

Hello Friends! Breaking News! Off The Beaten Podcast has moved. No longer am I in the Woodlawn community. I have moved a few miles northwest to the Englewood community and so far I am loving it.  Hear about this development, as well as my recent camping excursion. Lots going on!!!

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#69 - Cookies Are Everything w/ Leah Tibbs of Cookies and Conversations

#69 - Cookies Are Everything w/ Leah Tibbs of Cookies and Conversations

April 12, 2022

Hello Friends! This episode I indulge in my sweet tooth while visiting with Leah Tibbs, owner of Cookies and Conversations, a small black female owned business I became a fan of during the pandemic. Cookies and Conversations brings people together in conversations while baking and indulging in super yummy cookies! 

This episode was recorded in the kitchen of Cookies and Conversations, which was super exciting. Be sure to check C&C and let Leah know OTBP sent you! 

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#68 - Off The Beaten Podcast Went To France Y’all!!!

#68 - Off The Beaten Podcast Went To France Y’all!!!

March 27, 2022

Hello Friends! Finally Off The Beaten Podcast has come back!  It was a long cold winter, but we've come out of hibernation and kicking off Season 4 by bringing you up to speed on one of the more significant adventures I've had since I last posted. 

This episode I talk a little bit about my fellowship in the University of Chicago Civic Leadership Academy, and more specifically, our global practicum to Paris France. We've gone international, and I drop a few tips and lessons for you travelers that I picked up on my adventure abroad. 

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#67 - A Chat With Cade Kamaleson of Chicago Eco House

#67 - A Chat With Cade Kamaleson of Chicago Eco House

November 26, 2021

Hello Friends! I've been sitting on this episode forever, and I'm so excited to get this episode out, and what more perfect time, when people will be getting flowers and wreaths to decorate their homes for the holidays, as well as honey to sweeten your various holiday teas.

This episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Cade Kamaleson, program officer of Chicago Eco House, a local flower farm located on the south and west sides of Chicago. This is a great conversation, and we talk about all of the awesome work the organization is doing.  Listen and Share! 

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#66 - Off The Beaten Podcast Invades the USA CBD Expo

#66 - Off The Beaten Podcast Invades the USA CBD Expo

October 29, 2021

Hello Friends! So yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure of visiting the USA CBD Expo as a member of the press. It was a day without the general public to dive in and check out everything, and get a chance to talk to the people behind some of the newest, freshest and most innovative CBD companies and brands around. 

I had an amazing time, and can't encourage you enough to go check out the expo this weekend (Friday and Saturday October 29 and 30th) and see it all for yourself. There are also panel discussions and classes to get you up to speed on the CBD scene. 

Do you indulge in CBD? THC? Delta-8? Delta-10?  Definitely slide into my DM's and let me know.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on all of this.  

Special thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy day to talk with me. Please check out these brands below, and if you should make a purchase, be sure to tell them that OTBP sent you! 

Note: In the original posting of this episode, I mentioned glaucoma as one of the ailments that CBD is used for. However, as of 2019, many doctors are recommending NOT to use CBD as a natural treatment for glaucoma. Here is more information on this recommendation: Eye Doctors Caution Against Using CBD as Glaucoma Remedy

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#65 - I Didn‘t Meet a Mosh Pit I Didn‘t Like at Riot Fest 2021!!!

#65 - I Didn‘t Meet a Mosh Pit I Didn‘t Like at Riot Fest 2021!!!

October 21, 2021

Welcome back to a very special episode of Off The Beaten Podcast. I went and sat outside on the curb, enjoyed a beautiful fall day, and recounted the amazing time I had at Riot Fest 2021, which made it's triumphant return after being cancelled in 2020.  Tune in to hear about all of my mosh pit adventures, and all the amazing bands I saw.  

If you went to Riot Fest, drop me a line and let me know how your experience was, and what was your favorite band? 

 

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#64 - A Veteran Reflects on the Afghanistan Withdrawal

#64 - A Veteran Reflects on the Afghanistan Withdrawal

August 22, 2021

My apologies for not recognizing my amazing supporters this episode either through your amazing feedback or buying me a cup of coffee, but I wanted to get right to the brass tax this episode. 

The ongoing withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, as well as the departure of refugees has had me feeling some kind of way, as I'm sure it has other members of the veteran community. I felt I would be remiss if I didn't offer my thoughts, as well as information for other veterans who may need someone to talk to. You're never alone brothers and sisters.  

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#63 - Summertime Chi

#63 - Summertime Chi

July 19, 2021

First and foremost, if you're not signed up for the OTBP Newsletter, sign up immediately to get the Official OTBP 2021 Summer To-Do List.  The contents in there is top secret!  However, I decided to talk about a few #summertimechi events that didn't make the list, but that you all should know about.  

What is your favorite Summertime Chicago activity?  Slide into my DM's and let me know. 

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#62 - Before All Else Coffee: Alicia Zyburt and Devon Owens - Founders of BAE Coffee

#62 - Before All Else Coffee: Alicia Zyburt and Devon Owens - Founders of BAE Coffee

June 20, 2021

On this episode of the podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Alicia Zyburt and Devon Owens, co-founders of BAE Coffee.  

What do you do when you find yourself furloughed from work during a global pandemic?

Well what Alicia & Devon did was put their talents together (marketing & culinary) as well as their mutual experiences as baristas, and gave birth to @baecoffeeco.

We talked about that experience, the birth of Bae Coffee Co, and their thoughts and feelings around the power of coffee to bring people together, and how “life is too short for a bad cup of coffee.”

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#61 - Dispatches FromThe Road: Reflecting on America After George Floyd

#61 - Dispatches FromThe Road: Reflecting on America After George Floyd

May 26, 2021

This is the second of two episodes I recorded in the lovely podcast booth at The Russell Nashville Hotel. While enjoying the lovely sights and people of Tennessee, reality was swirling around me it felt at a mile a minute. Recorded a few days after the Derek Chauvin trial, I felt it would be remiss if I didn't share my thoughts, and the burdens on my heart, following that event, and approaching a year after the murder of George Floyd. I don't feel the word "enjoy" is quite appropriate, but definitely give this one a listen. 

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