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The Chalkboard Podcast

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Conversations from Kansas City.

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Conversations from Kansas City.

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
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What a dream!

By abamom - Jun 17 2017
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Best podcast in KC. Great camaraderie and guests!

Love the content and authenticity

By Ksuownu - Jan 19 2017
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Whether you're from KC or not, it's worth a listen!

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
0
2
0
0

What a dream!

By abamom - Jun 17 2017
Read more
Best podcast in KC. Great camaraderie and guests!

Love the content and authenticity

By Ksuownu - Jan 19 2017
Read more
Whether you're from KC or not, it's worth a listen!
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The Chalkboard Podcast

Latest release on Oct 01, 2018

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Conversations from Kansas City.

Rank #1: Big Facts

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The Chalkboard discusses RompHims, Miley Cyrus' Malibu, and the death of Avril Lavigne. Then they throw out some Big Facts, delivering fresh-out-the-oven takes on flatbreads, bumper stickers, fidget spinners, and more.

May 17 2017

32mins

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Rank #2: Peyton Marek

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Eric and Micah sit down with artist and tour manager and music producer Peyton Marek. They talk about Peyton starting out managing The Greeting Committee in high school, what she loves about touring, and professional wrestling. 

Mar 19 2018

45mins

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Rank #3: Carrington Harrison

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Micah and Eric sit down with Carrington Harrison, co-host of The Drive on 610 Sports in Kansas City. They talk about Carrington beginning his radio career as Nick Wright's intern (3:00), his Mizzou fandom (15:00), how he prepares for The Drive (19:00) and the ways he works to engage and improve the Kansas City community (33:00).

May 07 2018

39mins

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Rank #4: Unpopular Opinions

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Are the Winter Olympics better than the Summer Olympics? Do laugh tracks ruin TV sitcoms? Are cold days better than hot days? The boys dig into some of Matthew Yglesias's Twitter "unpopular opinions" and share a few of their own. The Chalkboard Picks of the Week are The Social Club KC and Netflix's "Mindhunter."

Oct 25 2017

31mins

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Rank #5: Basketball Jones

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Oct 20 2016

41mins

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Rank #6: Movies With Friends: Call Me By Your Name/Darkest Hour

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Bobby Dixon drops in to chat about Call Me By Your Name and tries to convice Eric to see Darkest Hour in the latest installment of Movies with Friends.

Feb 26 2018

46mins

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Rank #7: Nick and Savanna Howland from Playlistplay

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Eric and Micah sit down with Nick and Savanna Howland, creators of the music experience website Playlistplay. They talk about the site's origin, what goes into making a great playlist, how they find new music and what's next in the Playlistplay community. 

Mar 05 2018

36mins

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Rank #8: Let's Talk About 2007

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New Year's is a time for resolutions and looking forward. We took it back a decade and some, though, to talk about one of the best years of our time: 2007. The iPhone was released, No Country for Old Men won Best Picture, The National dropped "Boxer" and Eric was working as a radio personality called "Dizzle." We also broke down our favorite Star Wars characters in a special edition of The Chalkboard. 

Jan 02 2018

39mins

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Rank #9: McLain's Bakery and Market

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Eric and Micah sit down with Jeff Hirleman and Mollie Lothman from McLain's Bakery and Market. They talk about their inspirations for wanting to own a bakery, working together as siblings, what it was like to take on and continue a Kansas City tradition, and the unique characteristics of their Waldo, Overland Park and Lawrence locations. 

Jun 04 2018

41mins

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Rank #10: Tom Petty and PorchFestKC

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The boys talk about Tom Petty's death, his impact on their lives and the legacy he'll leave on music. Then, Kathryn Golden, founder and organizer of PorchFestKC, joins The Chalkboard Podcast to talk about the origins of the festival and what makes PorchfestKC a unique concert experience in Kansas City. 

Oct 10 2017

42mins

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Rank #11: Lance Flores

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Eric and Micah chat with graphic designer, muralist and content designer Lance Flores about what encouraged him to pursue art, some of his favorite murals and inspirations, and the various items he's collected and still collects. There's also some A+ talk about Lance's favorite food: chicken fingers. 

Aug 06 2018

42mins

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Rank #12: Luke Pickett from Brookside Barrio

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Eric and Micah sit down with Luke Pickett, operating partner of Kansas City's Brookside Barrio. They talk about Luke's culinary roots, working with Debbie Gold and Michael Smith at 40 Sardines, and all things Brookside Barrio, a taqueria-inspired spot where Luke made sure his mom's enchiladas are on the menu. 

May 21 2018

40mins

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Rank #13: Tailgate Tourist

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Eric and Micah chat with Drew Rich from Tailgate Tourist. They talk about Drew's early interest in tailgating, Tailgate Tourist's mission of sharing tailgate experiences, cultures and traditions from around the country, Drew's favorite tailgate eats and activities, and swap a few tailgate stories. 

Jul 16 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: David Friesen

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The owner of Betty Rae’s ice cream didn’t have an ice cream parlor in Kansas City where he felt at home...so he opened one. We talked with David Friesen about his background baking bread (10:20), balancing creativity with managing a small business (17:25), their most popular flavors: Brown Butter Toasted Pecans! S’mores! Cereal Milk! (32:00) and collaborating with Kansas City companies like Joe's Kansas City and Thou Mayest (36:50).

Apr 09 2018

43mins

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Rank #15: Movies With Friends: Lady Bird

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This week Eric sits down with his friend Annie Hildebrandt to talk about Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” in another installment of Movies With Friends. 

Feb 05 2018

29mins

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Rank #16: Andy Rieger from J. Rieger & Co.

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Eric and Micah sit down with Andy Rieger of Kansas City's J. Rieger & Co. They talk about Andy's family history with the distillery, how he got involved in bringing back the brand and all things spirits and cocktails.

May 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #17: Spooky Scary

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Are you afraid of the dark? Eric and Micah talk about all things horror movies, from the films that scare them most to the spookiest types of scares (demons? ghosts? mutant monsters?) to current horror flicks like A Quiet Place and It. They also reached out to listeners and share some of the films that still chill their spines. 

Jul 23 2018

36mins

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Rank #18: Charlie Upchurch from Generation Listen KC

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Micah and Eric chat with Charlie Upchurch, chair of 89.3 KCUR's Generation Listen KC. They talk about what drew Charlie to public radio (including a high school job helping sell tractors on an AM station show), how KCUR Generation Listen hopes to engage a young public radio audience in Kansas City, and Charlie's voice-over work. 

Apr 16 2018

50mins

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Rank #19: The Noise FM + Middle of the Map 2018

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Eric and Micah talk with Alex and Austin Ward from The Noise FM and Hembree. They chat about their time in NYC with Hembree for the Kansas City Area Development Council's #KCinNYC event, preview their upcoming Middle of the Map set and some of the artists they're looking forward to seeing at the festival, and offer reviews of upcoming summer blockbuster films they haven't seen yet. Catch The Noise FM at Middle of the Map on Friday, June 29 at 9:40 at the Tito's SoundMachine Stage at CrossroadsKC at Grinders. 

Jun 25 2018

38mins

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Rank #20: Stephanie and Adam Carey

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Eric and Micah sit down with Stephanie and Adam Carey, new owners of Kansas City's local alternative magazine The Pitch. They talk about the importance of a having an alternative news source in a city, why they place an emphasis on the arts, investing in digital while keeping a print presence and how they plan on engaging with the local community. 

Apr 02 2018

33mins

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Dylan Mortimer

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Eric and Micah chat with artist Dylan Mortimer, a Missouri native currently living in Brooklyn. They talk about his early interest in art (drawing a comic book character named Detective Dude!), how his cystic fibrosis informs his work, his relationship with faith and art, interests outside of the art world, and participation in Open Spaces, a Kansas City arts experience with exhibits all around the metro through Oct. 28. 

Oct 01 2018

53mins

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Jeremy Danner from Boulevard Brewing Company

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Eric and Micah sat down with Jeremy Danner, ambassador brewer for Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company. They talk about Jeremy's role with Boulevard and favorite parts of his job, all things craft beer, Kansas City Royals, pitbulls and vampires. 

Sep 17 2018

50mins

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Homework: Seinfeld and Sufjan Stevens' "Age of Adz"

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"Helllooooo." In this Homework episode, Eric assigned Micah 3 episodes of a beloved show he'd never seen before: Seinfeld. Micah asked Eric to listen to Sufjan Stevens' 2010 record "Age of Adz" a few times. The result? A conversation about sitcoms, genres of comedy, creativity and the impact of live music. 

Sep 10 2018

42mins

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Mailbag Episode

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Listeners submitted questions and Eric and Micah have answers. In the first Chalkboard Podcast mailbag episode, we covered everything from our ideal music festival lineup to the movie we wish we could go back in time and see in theaters to our respective memories watching the Royals win the 2015 World Series. Then, we discuss a few of our favorite Pitch Best of KC 2018 categories. 

Sep 03 2018

30mins

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All Things Enneagram

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Eric and Micah sit down with their friend Alex Hetu to chat about the Enneagram. They talk about discovering their numbers, how the Enneagram has impacted their relationships, some of their favorite Enneagram resources and Enneagram skeptics.

Want to know about the Enneagram?

Check out https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

Read these books https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-You-Enneagram-Self-Discovery/dp/0830846190 and https://www.amazon.com/Path-Between-Us-Enneagram-Relationships/dp/0830846425/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HGBMMBW8GG3RVSJK171S.

Listen to Sleeping At Last's Enneagram podcasts http://www.sleepingatlast.com/blog/2017/10/16/one-out-now.

Aug 20 2018

44mins

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Homework: Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and Marilynne Robinson's "Fear"

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The inaugural homework episode. Eric's assignment for Micah? Watch Wes Anderson's 2018 film Isle of Dogs. Micah had Eric read through Marilynne Robinson's 2015 New York Review of Books essay "Fear." A conversation about auteur filmmakers, fear-driven politics, boys and their dogs and liberty drove the class discussion. 

Aug 13 2018

33mins

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Lance Flores

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Eric and Micah chat with graphic designer, muralist and content designer Lance Flores about what encouraged him to pursue art, some of his favorite murals and inspirations, and the various items he's collected and still collects. There's also some A+ talk about Lance's favorite food: chicken fingers. 

Aug 06 2018

42mins

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Spooky Scary

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Are you afraid of the dark? Eric and Micah talk about all things horror movies, from the films that scare them most to the spookiest types of scares (demons? ghosts? mutant monsters?) to current horror flicks like A Quiet Place and It. They also reached out to listeners and share some of the films that still chill their spines. 

Jul 23 2018

36mins

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Tailgate Tourist

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Eric and Micah chat with Drew Rich from Tailgate Tourist. They talk about Drew's early interest in tailgating, Tailgate Tourist's mission of sharing tailgate experiences, cultures and traditions from around the country, Drew's favorite tailgate eats and activities, and swap a few tailgate stories. 

Jul 16 2018

34mins

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Extended Play 2

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In this extended play episode, Eric and Micah talk with Charlie Upchurch about 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks & Rec; Luke Pickett from Brookside Barrio about Yelp; Mollie & Jeff from McLain's Bakery and Market about movies everyone's seen but they haven't, paleo, and eating contests; and Austin and Alex Ward from The Noise FM about LOST, Michelle Rodriguez, and 2018 movies.

Jul 10 2018

50mins

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Chris Goode from Ruby Jean's Juicery

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Eric and Micah talk with Chris Goode, founder of Ruby Jean's Juicery. They chat about Chris' interest in juice after trying a cleanse, how his grandmother inspired him to open Ruby Jean's, what it's like to go from being passionate about something to an entrepreneur, and how he hopes to impact Kansas Citians by creating an inclusive space for people to eat and drink healthy. 

Jul 02 2018

32mins

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The Noise FM + Middle of the Map 2018

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Eric and Micah talk with Alex and Austin Ward from The Noise FM and Hembree. They chat about their time in NYC with Hembree for the Kansas City Area Development Council's #KCinNYC event, preview their upcoming Middle of the Map set and some of the artists they're looking forward to seeing at the festival, and offer reviews of upcoming summer blockbuster films they haven't seen yet. Catch The Noise FM at Middle of the Map on Friday, June 29 at 9:40 at the Tito's SoundMachine Stage at CrossroadsKC at Grinders. 

Jun 25 2018

38mins

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2nd Anniversary Show

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Eric and Micah celebrate and reflect on two years of The Chalkboard Podcast. They chat about their favorite episodes and guests, the choice to switch to an interview-based show featuring "Conversations from Kansas City," preview the future of the pod, and cap off the episode with a classic Chalkboard of song lyrics that mention other songs. 

Jun 11 2018

29mins

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McLain's Bakery and Market

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Eric and Micah sit down with Jeff Hirleman and Mollie Lothman from McLain's Bakery and Market. They talk about their inspirations for wanting to own a bakery, working together as siblings, what it was like to take on and continue a Kansas City tradition, and the unique characteristics of their Waldo, Overland Park and Lawrence locations. 

Jun 04 2018

41mins

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Luke Pickett from Brookside Barrio

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Eric and Micah sit down with Luke Pickett, operating partner of Kansas City's Brookside Barrio. They talk about Luke's culinary roots, working with Debbie Gold and Michael Smith at 40 Sardines, and all things Brookside Barrio, a taqueria-inspired spot where Luke made sure his mom's enchiladas are on the menu. 

May 21 2018

40mins

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Andy Rieger from J. Rieger & Co.

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Eric and Micah sit down with Andy Rieger of Kansas City's J. Rieger & Co. They talk about Andy's family history with the distillery, how he got involved in bringing back the brand and all things spirits and cocktails.

May 14 2018

51mins

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Carrington Harrison

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Micah and Eric sit down with Carrington Harrison, co-host of The Drive on 610 Sports in Kansas City. They talk about Carrington beginning his radio career as Nick Wright's intern (3:00), his Mizzou fandom (15:00), how he prepares for The Drive (19:00) and the ways he works to engage and improve the Kansas City community (33:00).

May 07 2018

39mins

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Extended Play

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In this Extended Play episode, Eric and Micah talk with Cameron Niederhauser about The Office, Oak Park High School, and Columbia vs. Lawrence (1:08), Peyton Marek about professional wrestling (17:12), Rustin Dodd about Tom Petty and baseball walk-up songs (19:17), and Adam Carey about Kansas City's NBA team potential (26:18).

Apr 24 2018

30mins

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Charlie Upchurch from Generation Listen KC

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Micah and Eric chat with Charlie Upchurch, chair of 89.3 KCUR's Generation Listen KC. They talk about what drew Charlie to public radio (including a high school job helping sell tractors on an AM station show), how KCUR Generation Listen hopes to engage a young public radio audience in Kansas City, and Charlie's voice-over work. 

Apr 16 2018

50mins

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David Friesen

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The owner of Betty Rae’s ice cream didn’t have an ice cream parlor in Kansas City where he felt at home...so he opened one. We talked with David Friesen about his background baking bread (10:20), balancing creativity with managing a small business (17:25), their most popular flavors: Brown Butter Toasted Pecans! S’mores! Cereal Milk! (32:00) and collaborating with Kansas City companies like Joe's Kansas City and Thou Mayest (36:50).

Apr 09 2018

43mins

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iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
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2
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What a dream!

By abamom - Jun 17 2017
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Best podcast in KC. Great camaraderie and guests!

Love the content and authenticity

By Ksuownu - Jan 19 2017
Read more
Whether you're from KC or not, it's worth a listen!