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The Charlotte Podcast

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Our names are John and Miller and we believe that lots of interesting things happen in Charlotte. They can be great things everyone is proud of. They can also be unsavory, disappointing, or missed opportunities. We want to understand all of these things and we think you do too.

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Our names are John and Miller and we believe that lots of interesting things happen in Charlotte. They can be great things everyone is proud of. They can also be unsavory, disappointing, or missed opportunities. We want to understand all of these things and we think you do too.

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
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Great podcast!

By mtaxley - Sep 18 2018
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Moving to Charlotte in a year. This podcast has really got me excited about my new home!

Great Podcast but....

By wilsonmtnz - Aug 27 2018
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For the love of God, please change your intro song.

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
1
0
1
1

Great podcast!

By mtaxley - Sep 18 2018
Read more
Moving to Charlotte in a year. This podcast has really got me excited about my new home!

Great Podcast but....

By wilsonmtnz - Aug 27 2018
Read more
For the love of God, please change your intro song.
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The Charlotte Podcast

Latest release on Nov 15, 2020

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Our names are John and Miller and we believe that lots of interesting things happen in Charlotte. They can be great things everyone is proud of. They can also be unsavory, disappointing, or missed opportunities. We want to understand all of these things and we think you do too.

Rank #1: Episode 084 - Levine Museum of the New South

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Today we were joined by Mandy and Melody to discuss their work at the Levine Museum of the South and a fundraiser we are partnering with them on. We also learned about the CCCC and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.

Jul 18 2017

33mins

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Rank #2: Episode 006 - Charlotte Storytellers

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We are joined by Nora and Ramya of the Charlotte Storytellers. They detail what they are working on, share funny stories, and answer rapid-fire ridiculous questions. A dash of wit, a bit of humor, and a tad of snark Nora and Ramya are beyond hilarious. You have been warned. Also Miller and John talk about Queens Basketball and George Washington.

Feb 15 2016

44mins

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Rank #3: Episode 076 - April Smith

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We were joined by April Smith of Social Ape Marketing to discuss starting a business in Charlotte, social media and how to pronounce the word “GIF.” We also learned about a very special chair for a very large president and were lifted up by Supportive Guy.

May 22 2017

31mins

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Rank #4: Episode 205 - Greenway Etiquette (don't yell at us)

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We're excited to share John and Miller's definitive list of who has priority on Charlotte's greenways and streets when approaching each other. We also hop into the history of the Meck Dec again.

May 20 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: Episode 096 - Molly Barker

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Today we were joined by the incredible Molly Barker of The Red Boot Way to discuss her experiences and how she is working to equip people in personal and community-based problem solving. We also learned about the Charlotte Rage and Supportive Guy embarrasses Miller.

Oct 10 2017

40mins

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Rank #6: Episode 038 - Covering the Charlotte Protests ft. Adam Rhew

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Today we were joined by Adam Rhew of the Charlotte Magazine to recap what it is like to cover the Charlotte Protests as a native of the city. Adam was on the street for all the key moments and his photo taken last Tuesday night might be the lasting image of this critical time in Charlotte’s history. Also Supportive Guy sent us some special words and encouraged everyone to read this piece by Tommy Tomlinson.

Sep 26 2016

33mins

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Rank #7: Episode 080 - Queen City Quiz Show (Matt Olin & Tim Miner)

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On this week’s episode we talk with Tim Miner and Matt Olin about the upcoming Queen City Quiz show. We also learn about the Historic Rosedale Plantation and are lifted up on angel’s wings by Supportive Guy.

Jun 19 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: Episode 055 - MLS 2 CLT!

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We are joined by Zach Hall to discuss the potential bid for an MLS team in Charlotte. We touch on if Memorial Stadium should be renovated, whether public funds should be used, and if Charlotte deserves an MLS team. 2:50 - History of soccer in Charlotte 6:25 - Memorial Stadium 20:08 - Should we use public funds? 29:40 - Should Charlotte have MLS?

Jan 24 2017

44mins

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Rank #9: Episode 019 - Kay Carter

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In this episode we are joined by Kay Carter who serves as the CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Not only does she run the most efficient food bank in the country, but she provides powerful words to live by. FYI we really think you should listen to this interview. Miller and John also discuss the Meck Dec Day plans, talk about Charlotte music, and talk a little railroad history. John’s bands to listen to: Ancient Cities, The Loudermilks, and Serfs.

May 10 2016

48mins

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Rank #10: Episode 151 - Charlotte Works w/ Danielle Frazier

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We sat down with Charlotte Works’ President and CEO, Danielle Frazier, to learn more about Charlotte Works creates career pathways and uses data to best meet the needs Charlotte’s workers and businesses. We also learned a little about a guy Miller should know more about and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.

Dec 11 2018

35mins

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Rank #11: Episode 136 - Jourdan Rodrigue

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Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer sat down with us at Legion Brewing to discuss her career, Panthers expectations and the journalist hub that is Gastonia. We also learned about a big hole in the ground (thank John) and were supported by Supportive Guy’s words.

Aug 22 2018

44mins

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Rank #12: Episode 172 - Charlotte is Cliche

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This episode we leaned into all of the cliches Charlotte has and drafted our favorites. We also announced our live show information and shared the history of the most famous Charlottean of all time?

Jun 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: Episode 143 - Old and Busted vs. New Hotness

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We sat down on Miller’s back porch to drop some #takes and debate what’s hot and what’s not in Charlotte. We also learn the history of the cultural capital of Gaston County and Supportive Guy drops his best joke yet.

Oct 10 2018

30mins

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Rank #14: Episode 163 - Sarah Crosland, 2nd Edition

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One of our favorite guests, Sarah Crosland, returned to discuss the second edition of "100 Things to Do in Charlotte Before You Die" and answer our ridiculous questions. We also learned the history of the streetcar barn/machine gun nest and were supported by Supportive Guy.

Mar 26 2019

37mins

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Rank #15: Episode 140 - RunningWorks Update

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Miller sat down with RunningWorks founder Meredith Dolhare and world-renowned fashion designer Luis Machicao to learn about the upcoming RunningWorks “Metamorphosis” event. We also caught up on what Meredith has been up to and learned more about Luis’ incredible career. Last but not least, Supportive Guy sent in some special words about Hurricane Florence.

Sep 19 2018

28mins

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Rank #16: Episode 165 - Here Are Our Favorite Things

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We sat down to discuss our favorite things this spring. Spoiler: John put a lot of thought into his and Miller just talks about pants. We also learn the history of Optimist Hall and were supported by Supportive Guy.

Apr 16 2019

26mins

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Rank #17: Episode 054 - Opera Carolina

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This week on the Charlotte podcast we are joined by Megan and Zoe from Opera Carolina. They ran down the many, many reasons we should get into Opera and we discussed the finer points of turning the Fast and Furious franchise into an opera We also leaned about one of Mecklenburg County's great women and the first board certified female doctor in the state of North Carolina, Dr Annie Alexander, and were supported this week by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. 4:30 - Opera Carolina 34:20 - History segment (Annie Alexander)

Jan 17 2017

42mins

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Rank #18: Episode 158 - The Official Podcast of the 2019 Celebrity All-Star Game

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We sat down with Nata and Walker of the Locked on Hornets podcast to find out if they think Charlotte is ready for the 2019 All Star Game (spoiler: they have concerns), discuss the upcoming All-Star events and spend way too much time talking about the celebrity game. John also breaks out a special history segment and Supportive Guy convinces Nata to be positive.

Feb 12 2019

43mins

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Rank #19: Episode 157 - A Historian From Charlotte

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We were joined by Levine Museum of the New South’s new historian, Dr. Willie Griffin, to learn more about his background, discuss civil rights history in Charlotte and convince him the Meck Dec was real. We also learned some musical history in Charlotte and were supported (as always) by Supportive Guy.

Feb 05 2019

35mins

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Rank #20: Episode 181 - This (Charlotte) House

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We were joined by Dan Morrill and Matt Ewers to learn more about the plans for the historic Barnhardt-Cramer House. It was great until Dan roasted Miller much to John's delight.

Sep 17 2019

37mins

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Episode 221 - Trivia, For Good!

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This week we were joined by Jesse Soloff of the Taylor Soloff Memorial Endowment. Jesse quizzed the fellas with a few trivia questions like those in this year’s Answers for Cancer (at home) trivia event. Both of the guys did great answering questions and neither quietly carries a feeling of superiority based on their performance.

Donate and sign up for this year’s trivia contest here: https://www.taylorsoloffmemorialendowment.com/events

Nov 15 2020

28mins

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Episode 220 - West is Keeping Secrets

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This week we were joined by Marissa West and Heidi Hillman, Owners of West Kept Secret and learned about their journey as female entrepreneurs in Charlotte. They also provided the boys with customized training plans they will be far too lazy to do, and stuck around for some rapid fire questions that they steed were over far too soon.

We were also #blessed with the return of Supportive Words from Supportive Guy.

Nov 10 2020

44mins

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Episode 219 - Joe's Never Ending Election

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We were joined by the Bad Boy of Breaking News and friendly neighbor, Joe Bruno, to learn more about how long this election cycle has been and if he thinks the Hawthorne Bridge will ever open. John also shared a recap of the great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall.

Nov 01 2020

27mins

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Episdoe 218 - Arts Plus (More)!

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This week we spoke with Devlin McNeil, President and Executive Director of Arts+, which has been on our dream guest list for years. Devlin did not disappoint, talking about their programming, life after Spirit Square, and what’s changed about their approach post covid. She also nailed the “Woooooo!” at the end.

Oct 18 2020

33mins

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Episode 217 - Start Up Laundry

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This week we were joined by Alex Smereczniak, co-founder and CEO of Charlotte startup 2U Laundry. We talk about being an entrepreneur in Charlotte, Breaking Bad, catfishing, and clean clothes.

Oct 11 2020

34mins

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Episode 216 - Colleen Coaches Our Lives

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Charlotte Media Royalty Colleen Odegaard joined the podcast to share about her career on Charlotte TV, her new life coaching project and podcast. We also chatted about the new ATC10K, Charlotte Podcast Festival and the Big Pumpkin Wall that John cares too much about.

Oct 04 2020

36mins

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Episode 215 - Shawn Develops

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This week we spoke with Shawn McAllister, Charlotte developer and leader of Fulcrum, a new project in South End. We brought some intense rapid fire questions for Shawn and let’s just say he delivered the goods. We also  dabbled in some history to learn about local journalist Trezzvant Anderson (via a great Charlotte Magazine story).

Sep 27 2020

39mins

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Episode 214 - Charlotte's (En)vision

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This week we talked with Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte about its role as a champion of sustainability for Charlotte, how to make a public/private partnership successful, and of course, TikTok dances.

Sep 18 2020

32mins

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Episode 213 - Damon’s Camp (North End)

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This week we connected with Damon Hemmerdinger of Camp North End to learn more about the project and its innovative long term vision. We also talked about baseball walkup songs and the Hornets new uniforms.

Sep 05 2020

46mins

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Episode 212: Developing Charlotte

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We were joined by the delightful Ely Portillo of UNCC and Clayton Sealey of @CLTdevelopment to talk about the future of the city, if development has been affected by COVID-19 and lay down some hot takes. We also learned the history of the first Black councilman since Reconstruction, Frederick D. Alexander.

Aug 19 2020

45mins

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Episode 211: Stuart is Listening

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This week we were joined by Charlotte Media icon Stuart Watson who recapped his career highlights and talked about his new project, Man Listening.

Miller and John also shared what they look for in local places to patronize during quarantine, and there is a halfhearted woo.

Aug 07 2020

31mins

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Episode 210 - Quarantine Gladegories

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We were joined by the incredible Supportive guy to run through our favorite music, movies, TV, food, games, book and "other" during quarantine. Jokes were made. Laughs were had.

Jul 23 2020

45mins

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Episode 209 - We Saw Chuck’s Tweet

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This week we talk with historian, data guy, and friend of the pod Chuck McShane and go deep on his question “what were the most impactful events in Charlotte since 2005”. Topics included the usual suspects like the DNC, financial crisis, and HB2 but also a few surprises. John also details how he will celebrate the opening of the Hawthorne Street Bridge.

Jul 08 2020

37mins

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Episode 208 - Hue House Returns

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We were joined by our friends at Hue House to learn more about the launch of their agency, the introduction of The Block and the importance of listening to Black voices. 

Jun 26 2020

40mins

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Episode 207 - A Man With A (Policy) Plan

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We have been profoundly moved by the death of George Floyd while in police custody and are interested in channeling our frustration and anger into a better way forward as a society and city.

To broaden our understanding of what policy changes could be possible, we spoke this week with Robert Dawkins of Action NC and SAFE Coalition NC. Robert has been advocating for police and criminal justice reform since 2014 and shared his personal experience and specific policy proposals that can reduce police brutality in Charlotte.

Jun 10 2020

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Episode 206 - 10 Crazy Charlotte Sports Moments

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This week John and Miller talked about ten of Charlotte’s Craziest Sports Facts. We covered everything from daredevils to great uniforms to the controversial happenings of a Banana Joe’s bathroom.

We were also joined by a surprise guest to share some details on an upcoming event.

May 27 2020

32mins

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Episode 205 - Greenway Etiquette (don't yell at us)

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We're excited to share John and Miller's definitive list of who has priority on Charlotte's greenways and streets when approaching each other. We also hop into the history of the Meck Dec again.

May 20 2020

29mins

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Episode 204 - TEnderly Coffee (without the T)

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This week we had the pleasure of talking with Tony from Enderly Coffee about his journey to Charlotte, starting a thriving coffee empire, and maybe we touch on what the future could look like for his business.

We also revisit the Mecklenburg Investment Company story as Johns article about it is in the June issue of Charlotte Magazine, and we end with some words of support from the one and only SG.

May 13 2020

33mins

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Episode 203 - FOOTBALL MEGAPOD

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Many people are calling this week’s episode the FOOTBAW MEGAPOD as features both Jourdan Rodrigue (5:15) of The Athletic and Charlotte 49ers Head Football Coach Will Healy (30:08). We talk NFL draft and doing their jobs in the Age of Quar with both, and we enjoy some football themed history with a discussion of the movie Leatherheads. We end as we always do with some Supportive Words from Supportive Guy.

May 01 2020

55mins

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Episode 202 - Katie Peralta Calls In

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We were joined by Katie Peralta of the Charlotte Agenda to discuss her career, what life is like for a reporter during the Corona Virus and why Rudy is a bad movie. We also learned the history of a neighborhood John can’t pronounce and were supported by our BFFL Supportive Guy.

Apr 22 2020

33mins

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iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
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0
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Great podcast!

By mtaxley - Sep 18 2018
Read more
Moving to Charlotte in a year. This podcast has really got me excited about my new home!

Great Podcast but....

By wilsonmtnz - Aug 27 2018
Read more
For the love of God, please change your intro song.