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PodBN Check-in 5/5/2021

PodBN Check-in 5/5/2021

December 6, 2021

Justin and Tyson discuss our opinions about everything, including our opinions about the problem with having opinions about everything. Also self-improvement, a few local issues, and book recommendations!

 

Books:

Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way

David Alexrod - Believer

Tim Grover - Winning: Unforgiving Race to Greatness

Shirzad Chamine - Positive Intelligence

CS Lewis - Great Divorce
 
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Ep. 51: Abby Lyons, Adam Ghantos (Yoga Lab)

Ep. 51: Abby Lyons, Adam Ghantos (Yoga Lab)

November 14, 2021

Justin talks with the Yoga Lab owners about what it means to build a community around a vision for a business. It involves coffee and scones.

Yoga Lab website: www.theyogalab.org

 

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Ep. 50: 11/7/21 Kelby Cumpston

Ep. 50: 11/7/21 Kelby Cumpston

November 7, 2021

Jeremy joins the pod to catch up with Kelby, who has continued to pay close attention to Bloomington City Council since his ward 7 run last year. He's started a blog called BloNotes where he provides commentary on the upcoming agendas. He fills us in on the goals of the blog, and we chat about some of the recent issues before the council: filling the ward 6 seat and sewer repairs. We also talk about affordable housing, a many-faceted problem in which he has considerable expertise. And of course we mention Strong Towns... a lot.

 

Some links:

BloNotes - https://www.facebook.com/BloNotes

McLean County Regional Planning Commission - https://mcplan.org/plans-and-studies/neighborhoods-and-housing 

 

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Ep. 49: Jay Tetzloff (Miller Park Zoo)

Ep. 49: Jay Tetzloff (Miller Park Zoo)

October 17, 2021

Jay Tetzloff is the Superintendent of the Milner Park Zoo. He explains how the zoo leverages its small size to create an intimate experience. We also talk about all our favorite animals, and what plans might materialize for the zoo in the future. Plus more than you ever probably wanted to know about the toileting habits of sloth. 

Learn more by following the zoo on social media or at their website millparkzoo.org

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Ep. 48: Bloomington Spice Works

Ep. 48: Bloomington Spice Works

October 3, 2021

Rubin and Don own Bloomington Spice Works, a spice store in Downtown Bloomington. They explain how they got started, what they sell now, and what they have planned for the future. 

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Ep. 47: Keep Your Day Job/PodBN Crossover (with Ed See)

Ep. 47: Keep Your Day Job/PodBN Crossover (with Ed See)

September 22, 2021

Ed is the host of the Keep Your Day Job podcast, which also focuses on interviewing people in Bloomington-Normal. In this episode, he and Tyson discuss the similarities and differences in their shows, getting a bit introspective on why they enjoy recording themselves talking to people. They also take the mandatory divergence into the local politics scene. 

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Ep 46: 9/19/21 Erik Rankin

Ep 46: 9/19/21 Erik Rankin

September 19, 2021

Hear how Erik has been using COVID chaos to fuel serious self-improvement. The first step towards improving the world is improving yourself.

 

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Ep. 45: Board Game Geeks (with Jamie Mathy)

Ep. 45: Board Game Geeks (with Jamie Mathy)

September 6, 2021

Jamie Mathy is the owner of Red Raccoon Games. He and Tyson (a fellow game enthusiast) review the 5000 year history of gaming, the rise of American-style games in the 1900s, the more recent emergence of modern/European games in the 2000s, game recommendations, Jamie's opinion on the worst game ever made, the actual rules of Monopoly, how not to yuck someone's yum, and more.

Stop by Red Raccoon Games on 309 N Main St in Bloomington so their expert staff can help match a game to your interests. Or visit them online at www.redraccoongames.com.

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Ep. 44. 8/22/21 Brad McMillan

Ep. 44. 8/22/21 Brad McMillan

August 22, 2021

Brad McMillan is the Executive Director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University. He is also the co-chairman of CHANGE Illinois, which advocates for fair redistricting processes at the state level. We discuss his work in these areas, including his idea of a “moderate majority”. 

Jeremy Kelley co-hosts

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Ep 43. 8/8/2021 Steve Suess

Ep 43. 8/8/2021 Steve Suess

August 8, 2021

Steve drops by to talk COVID restrictions, the open Bloomington ward 6 council seat, the life of a talk radio host, local Libertarian party projects, and more. 

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