The Distiller

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#49 – Industrial Designer Colin Nourie On Staying Close To The Details
February 13, 2020

Colin Nourie designs environments that make work happen. Colin designs systems furniture – furniture for large offices and industrial installations. On the surface it might seem straightforward: design furniture for professional settings with a few...

#48 – Food & Dining Writer Polly Campbell On The Meaning In A Good Meal
January 30, 2020

Polly Campbell is more than just a restaurant critic. As the food & dining writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Polly Campbell covers anything and everything going on in Cincinnati that has to do with restaurants...

#47 – VA Psychologist Brandon Irvin On Seeing The Humanity Behind Illness
January 10, 2020

Brandon Irvin meets mental illness with compassion every day. In order to understand the work Brandon Irvin does, it’s important to first understand how the patient population he treats is different from other environments. It’s...

#46 – Happen Inc. Founder Tommy Rueff Brings Families Together Through Creativity
December 19, 2019

Tommy Rueff didn’t set out to run a community non-profit. Four years after Tommy Rueff to Cincinnati from Chicago to start an advertising agency, a chance event changed his life and pointed him in the...

#45 – Tony Moore & Lew Weeks On The Flavor Science Behind The Food You Eat
November 14, 2019

Lew Weeks and Tony Moore have great taste. Okay, pardon the pun, but it’s true. First, they know flavor in a way that is an entire vocabulary. But as a part of their work in...

#44 – Designer Jason Snell’s Long View Of The Creative Life
November 01, 2019

Jason Snell Wants You To Feel It. Bob Dylan once sang “The country I come from, is called the Midwest.” For a creative professional, sometimes working in the Midwest really does feel like another country....

#43 – Comedian Luna Malbroux On Fostering Diversity Through Humor
September 12, 2019

Luna Malbroux is America. In fact, that’s even the URL of her website, LunaIsAmerica.com. And she should know, because she’s seen a lot of it. Luna Malbroux grew up in Louisiana, attended college in New...

#42 – STE(A)M Educator Allison Lester On Creating Space for Learning
August 29, 2019

Allison Lester believes in the power of technology to educate. After all, she’s seen it work. As a career STEM/STEAM educator, Allison believes the interaction of technology and space is key to facilitating learning. For...

#41 – Paperless Post’s Carrie Farler On Getting The Job You Want
August 08, 2019

Carrie Farler Sees A Lot Of Resumes As the “Head of People” for Paperless Post, Carrie Farler oversees all aspects of recruiting, hiring, compensation planning, and a lot of things people in the HR industry...

#40 – Author Dani McClain On The Politics of Black Motherhood
July 26, 2019

Dani McClain believes motherhood is inherently political for black women. As a journalist and author Dani McClain writes and reports on race and reproductive health policy and issues. She is a columnist for the progressive...