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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.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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The Charlotte Podcast

Latest release on Dec 13, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 16 days ago

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 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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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Rank #20: Episode 175 - Be Optimistic About This Food Hall

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We were joined by Jay and Erik of White Point Partners to learn more about the grand opening of Optimist Hall and everything it will bring to Charlotte. Miller also brags about his new home improvements.

Jul 24 2019

41mins

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