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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Luke Wade. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Luke Wade, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Luke Wade. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Luke Wade, often where they are interviewed.

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#197: COVID Business Survival w/ Army Veteran Luke Wade

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“Fun, freedom, and community” is the motto of KC Crew, an adult sports and events company founded by Army Veteran and KC Crew Founder Luke Wade.

After serving in the National Guard, Wade founded KC Crew. Centered in Kansas City, the group helps his community stay active and connected.

Since its beginning, KC Crew focused on the idea of finding a place for people to play sports. Wade was able to create a community around people’s love for sports and events which also helped to revitalized the city.

However, with the onset of COVID-19, staying true to KC Crew’s motto and goal seemed to be impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down any gathering of more than 10 people.

In this podcast episode, Wade discussed how he was able to take immediate action to adjust his business model after hearing about Kansas City’s shutdown. With the help of his wife and team, Wade found new ways for KC Crew to stay active. He emphasized how KC Crew focuses on giving people a needed social experience even if places are physically shutdown. While KC Crew can’t operate as normal, they still provide social experiences through online events such as their Virtual Bingo and Virtual Trivia events.

Every day, Wade and his team are looking for new, creative ways to engage people while they stay at home. They also provided a list of top 10 things to do during quarantine. Most event clubs and companies can’t open or function as normal. Wade and the KC Crew have worked hard to provide new ways to keep people and communities active and connected during this pandemic.
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Jun 01 2020 · 49mins
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Luke Wade

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“I love hearing stories of how people came to where they are in life. The story of how they got there intrigues and motivates me. Also what problems they have and seeing how I can solve them.” – Luke Wade

Today, I’m excited to have Luke Wade. Luke, an army veteran and computer programmer, started an extremely popular adult sports and events company, KC Crew Sports and Events, in 2012 which has had over 70,000 league event participants in 8 years in Kansas City alone.

Luke has used KC Crew’s success to venture into other business verticals such as software and food/beverage concepts that work with and support KC Crew as well as help other companies! Luke’s new passion is to help others create thriving communities through sports, events, partnerships, and philanthropy.

I’m happy to have Luke share how they’re finding Rhythm and Resilience right now, and how we can do the same. I invite you to tune in as we unite as a community.

Looking forward to spending time together for some R & R.

Join Dr. Michelle and Luke as they talk about:

  • How they help their employees have fun and freedom in their jobs.
  • The wide range of sports and events KC Crew hosts throughout the year.
  • How people can spice up their life with more fun especially during COVID19 and placed lockdowns.
  • The importance of building a sense of community with your clients especially during difficult moments such as now.
  • How we can use this time as adults to reset and build new habits.
  • The power of being honest, open, and explaining things to children as we raise them.

“Gone are the days when I’m just sitting at a bar staring at the wall. People want things to do, and that’s what we’re trying to do. KC Crew loves keeping keeping people active in the community, and we’re basically helping to build that space for that entire idea,” – Luke Wade

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May 27 2020 · 42mins
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Luke Wade of KC Crew: Creating a Cutting-Edge KC Sports League

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On this episode, KC Crew founder and "serial entrepreneur" Luke Wade joins host Kelly Scanlon, where the two discuss the "cutting-edge adult recreational sports league designed for people that are awesome, by people that are awesome."

Mar 25 2020 · 24mins
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The KC Crew with Luke Wade

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Growing up, many kids dream of being a professional athlete. The success rate of making that dream a reality is very low. However, what if you could still make a living being around the sports you love, competing and creating joy for others? In this episode, KC Crew founder, Luke Wade discusses his path to FUN and how he helps others find theirs.

Dec 27 2018 · 36mins
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Episode 115: Luke Wade, KC Crew

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Luke Wade wanted to find a place for his friends to play sports in downtown Kansas City. What started as a fun hobby turned into a successful and growing business with multiple activities throughout the area.

May 31 2018 · 24mins
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How KC Crew Hit a Homerun, with founder Luke Wade

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KC Crew founder Luke Wade loves playing sports. But as an urban dweller, he tired of driving to the suburbs to play in organized leagues. So, he started forming leagues for fellow downtown Kansas City residents who wanted to participate in leagues closer to where they lived.

In its first year, KC Crew signed up nearly 1,000 participants. That was in 2012. During the next two years, the company saw a 32 percent increase in sign ups. Luke finally quit his full-time job in 2015 and turned all his attention to the growing company. That year, participation grew by 53 percent, to 3,600. Since then, his partnerships with KCMO Parks and Recreation, Kemper Arena and other venues has resulted in even more growth.

Tune in to learn how Wade has continued to expand the company geographically as well as beyond traditional sports to include pickleball, skee ball, cornhole and other activities and community events such as pubcrawls. He's also introduced software called League Ally that will be central to the company's expansion

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Dec 29 2017 · 20mins
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Ep.63 Songwriting, Los Angeles and Amnesia w/ Luke Wade

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Luke Wade joins me again for a fun conversation about his career, songwriting, living in LA and what’s been inspiring him lately. Luke is one of my good friends and it’s always a pleasure to have him on the podcast. Check out his new album! It’s called Only Ghosts and it’s available now on iTunes or wherever you get your music.

Only Ghosts by Luke Wade on iTunes
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Ep.47 Songwriting, Success and Pouring Out Your Heart w/Luke Wade

Mar 24 2017 · 1hr 8mins
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New Music Inferno w/ Versus, Charlatan, Luke Wade & Souvenirs!!!

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Versus - Seattle,WA based NuMetal/Progressive Rock band...New song "No Safety" out now..Headed out on the West Coast run of the "Ten Frail Years Of Vanity And Wax" Tour with Alesana, For The Win,Charlatan, & Vesta Collide...Check out their music, tour dates & more @
Charlatan - Utah based Scrap Metal band...New single "Bone Dance" out now...Headed out on the West Coast run of the "Ten Frail Years Of Vanity And Wax" Tour with Alesana, For The Win,Versus, & Vesta Collide..Check out their music, tour dates & more @
Luke Wade - Pop/Folk/Rock Singer/Songwriter from Fort Worth,TX...New album "Only Ghosts" out now..Currently on the "Only Ghosts Tour"...Check out his music, tour dates & more  @
Souvenirs - CA based rock band...New album "Posture Of Apology" out now..Currently on "The Blood Tour" w/ AFI, The Chain Gang of 1974 & Nothing....Coming to Las Vegas on Feb 18th @ The Joint...Check out their music, tour dates & more @
Feb 01 2017 · 2hr 3mins
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Slightly Chewed ep 11, Luke Wade

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Luke Wade is a singer/songwriter from Dublin, TX. His career path led him to Fort Worth, where we met, and then on to NBC’s The Voice, where he made the top 12 on Team Pharrell. He has since moved to L.A., signed a pub deal, and is gearing up for the release of a new record in January called “Only Ghosts”.

Dec 22 2016 · 1hr 37mins
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KC Greats - Episode 15 - Luke Wade of KC Crew

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Luke Wade delivers great downtown rec sports leagues for Kansas City residents with his business, KC Crew. They also organize events such as tailgate parties, pub crawls, and charitable events throughout the year. Luke also has many great recommendations, so check them out!

Luke on LI:

KC Crew:

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League Ally:

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KC Parks and Rec:

Mo Brew :
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High Dive Lounge:

Aladdin Cafe:

KC Smoke Burger:

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West 39th Street District:

Char Bar:

Coleman Highlands Neighborhood:

Roanoke Neighborhood:
Oct 11 2016 · 34mins