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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.”

You can check out BAE Coffee at the following spots:

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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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#60 - OTBP Presents: Real Talk “Stop Asian Hate” w/ Abby Goodman

#60 - OTBP Presents: Real Talk “Stop Asian Hate” w/ Abby Goodman

May 13, 2021

In this episode of Off The Beaten Podcast,  I showcase an episode created by my niece Abby Goodman, Real Talk: Stop Asian Hate. I thought my heart was gonna burst when I heard it, and I had to share it with all of you.  Abby and her friend Anika tackle this topic amazingly well, so be sure to check this one out, and share it!!!!

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#59 - Dispatches From The Road: Nashville

#59 - Dispatches From The Road: Nashville

April 28, 2021

This is a first time for OTBP. I took the show on the road. I recorded this episode in the lovely podcast booth at The Russell Nashville Hotel. I had to take advantage and offer my thoughts on the lovely city of Nashville (and huge shout out to Hendersonville).  Resources down below for everyone and everyplace I mention.  Enjoy!!!

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#58 - Talking Chicago History with Willarene McGill - Part 2!

#58 - Talking Chicago History with Willarene McGill - Part 2!

April 17, 2021

Welcome to Off The Beaten Podcast. This episode, continues my conversation with Chicagoan Willarene McGill. This is part 2 of our conversation and continue on from how she got to Chicago, and how she made a way for herself in not only a new city, but a large, segregated city like Chicago, to conversations of politics and changes in the city over time. 

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#57 - Talking Chicago History w/ Willarene McGill: Part 1

#57 - Talking Chicago History w/ Willarene McGill: Part 1

March 31, 2021

Welcome to Season 3 of Off The Beaten Podcast. This episode, I sat and talked with my mother, Willarene McGill, who has lived in Chicago since the 60's. I couldn't think of a more perfect person to talk about change over time. This is part 1 of our conversation! We set the stage of where she came from, how she got to Chicago, and how she made a way for herself in not only a new city, but a large, segregated city like Chicago. 

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#56 - NaPodPoMo: Episode 26 - The Final Mile!

#56 - NaPodPoMo: Episode 26 - The Final Mile!

March 6, 2021

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 26 of  my NaPodPoMo series.

On this mile of our journey, I offer thank you's to everyone who joined this adventure, and stuck it out with me along the 24 miles of Chicago south to north.  

This is mile #24 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me!  

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Cover Photo Credit: "Howard St. IHOP" by chuddlesworth is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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#55 - NaPodPoMo: Episode 25 - West Ridge

#55 - NaPodPoMo: Episode 25 - West Ridge

March 5, 2021

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 25 of  my NaPodPoMo series.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about the community of West Ridge

This is mile #23 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

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Cover Photo Credit: "West Ridge News Agency, Chicago" by kevin dooley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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