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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

Music by Wildermore

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. 

Theme song by Wildermore

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. 

Theme song by Wildermore

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.

 

Theme song by Wildermore

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.

Theme song by Wildermore

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

Theme song by Wildermore

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. 

Theme song by Wildermore.

Ep 42. 8/1/2021 Lynden McGriff

Ep 42. 8/1/2021 Lynden McGriff

August 2, 2021

Lynden McGriff has been a pharmacist for almost 20 years. He shares his experience in retail pharmacy, long-term care in Kindred Hospital Peoria, and administering COVID vaccinations.

We also discuss his wife's new children's therapy facility, Ivy Rehab for Kids.

Theme song by Wildermore.

Ep. 41: 7/11/21 Monica Bullington

Ep. 41: 7/11/21 Monica Bullington

July 11, 2021

Monica Bullington is an award-winning Bloomington-Normal RE/MAX Rising realtor. She talks about the real estate market since 2020 turned everything upside down. Also city planning and how city amenities can impact home prices. 

Theme song by Wildermore.

Ep 40: 6/27/21 Jeremy Kelley, Chad Bevers

Ep 40: 6/27/21 Jeremy Kelley, Chad Bevers

June 27, 2021

Jeremy drops by LIl' Beaver to catch up. We talk about the last election cycle, soccer, parking maximums, and books. Then we grab Lil' Beaver founder Chad Bevers to hear how business is going and what he has planned in the next couple months. 

Plus a new theme song by local band Wildermore!

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