June 15, 2017
Guest: Lisa Mitchell, The People Reader
Lisa drops by the studio with her entourage (well, Kim) to talk the power of body language. We hear how her tipping point of being stretched paper-thin by the demands of "always say yes" ultimately led her to where she is today. Lisa notes how much is lost in translation when we are tweet-storming each other. She has a new podcast that just launched and Matt has already implemented some of what she teaches. Everyone agrees you shouldn't be a troll unless it's funny.
Intro Bump: "Kindergarten Kid" by The Shake Ups [Web]
June 1, 2017
Guest: Dr. Allison Barber, Chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana
Dr. Allison Barber pops by to provide some historical insights into the why and how WGU was formed. Matt is pleasantly surprised he isn't in trouble while in front of an academic administrative figure. The online university is no longer an awful punishment for those that can't attend traditionally. Allison explains competency-based cirriculum vs. warming a seat with your bottom for a few hours.
Intro Bump: "Our Little Timelord (Instrumental)" by The Shake Ups [Web]
May 15, 2017
Guest: Larry D. Sweazy, author of Where I Can See You and many more
Larry is an awesome AND local author (Noblesville) and caters to many genres. His latest book, "Where I Can See You", came highly recommended from the staff at Barnes & Noble and I personally back them up on that. Weaving in notes from younger days (for both of us), the story does a great job of capturing the intersection between childhood perceptions of events and places and the adult context and analysis of those years later. Larry and I talk about our shared origins in Anderson, Indiana and the influences of hitting the lakes as both children and adults. He also provides a great "origin story" for his writing and the influence that his job as an indexer has had on his career.
Intro Bump: "Undercurrents" by The Madeira [Web]
May 1, 2017
Guests: Patrick and Savannah O'Connor of The Shake Ups
Patrick and Savannah, two fifths of The Shake Ups, join me just in time for the release of their umpteenth (totally a number) album. This time The Shake Ups are headed to Beach City to celebrate their love of Steven Universe, an awesome cartoon from Cartoon Network that has blown past 3 seasons already. Patrick and Savannah hit us with their origin story, influences both real an imagined (by Matt), and Matt thinks people assume local bands suck by default and will be super-impressed by what The Shake Ups offer. We chat about the distinction between themed albums and live concerts that honor the spirit and love for a fandom as opposed to those that might parody a property to belittle or degrade its base of fans. Patrick wants to eventually bring his love of Voltron to life while Savannah is itching to become our real life Ms. Frizzle of Magic Schoolbus fame.
Intro Bump: "Wave of Steven" by The Shake Ups [Web]
April 13, 2017
Guests: Ed Cho and Lee Cherolis, creators of Little Guardians
Ed and Lee traversed the dangerous u-turns of doom on their Google Map quest to partake in our chat. Thankfully, they made it and were able to educate me on the enormous amount of talent they have along with many other web comic and print comic creators in the area. Little Guardians is a great all-ages comic that is seeing a rebirth through Scout Comics print and distribution. Definitely one to check out and look for this pair at your favorite "Con".
Intro Bump: "Pokemon Theme (Rob-ez Remix)" by Rob-ez [SoundCloud]
April 1, 2017
Guests: Brea Dantin of ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors
Brea (that's a long "e" sound) pops in to talk over various facets of technology in both personal and professional life, gaze into the crystal ball of technology, and talk about the intersection of her world view with preparing client's for retirement.
Intro Bump: "Legend Of Zelda ReMix II" by nokbient [SoundCloud]
March 15, 2017
Guests: Justin Kittle of OurHealth and Dan Plumlee of the Indianapolis Colts
Just a heads-up: this is a long one! Justin and Dan pop by to walk through news and events. Justin wants a self-driving car if the money is right, Dan wants his connected devices to order beer, and Matt really wants a tech tattoo for no good reason.
Intro Bump: "Super Mario Bros 2: Overworld Theme (ThisNameIsAFail Remix)" by ThisNameIsAFail [SoundCloud]
February 27, 2017
Guest: Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO at Project Lead The Way
Dr. Vince Bertram joins me to talk through the awesome impact his organization is having in pushing the importance of STEM throughout the state and our nation. Beyond that, we dive into the state of education in general and my guest drops knowledge bombs 20+ years in the making from his amazing career across the spectrum of education and leadership.
Intro Bump: "Dragon Age Inquisition Theme (Dawn Will Come Remix)" by cyperhix93 [SoundCloud]
February 20, 2017
Guest: Justin Kittle, IT Operations Manager at OurHealth
Weaving in free plugs for Amazon Pantry, Prime, and Now, Justin Kittle talks about the impact of cloud computing via Amazon Web Services, the future of drone-based deliveries, and more. He also does a great job of talking through how OurHealth differentiates itself and is impacting local businesses ability to offer wellness-focused engagement for their staff.
Intro Bump: "Sonic Theme Song Trap Remix" by Eem Triplin [SoundCloud]
February 13, 2017
Guest: Andy Keller, Owner of Keller Interactive
Designer, developer, and owner of Keller Interactive Andy Keller joins me to talk about his curvy path to design mastery (my words, not his). Andy has worked for many companies in many different industries around Central Indiana and provides some valuable insights into his strong career.
Intro Bump: "Pacman Dubstep Remix" by Vex D&B [YouTube]