The Iowa Idea Podcast

The Iowa Idea Podcast


Latest Episodes

53. John Coyle
November 30, 2020

The Iowa Idea: John Coyle “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down John Coyle. John is the founder of the online Design Thinking Academy, and a graduate of Stanford University’s D-School and ho...

52. Andy Stoll
November 25, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Andy Stoll “Creativity is the synthesis of diverse elements.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down Andy Stoll.  Andy is a serial social entrepreneur and producer and has co-founded six entrepreneurial-focused organization...

51. Don Smithmier
November 09, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Don Smithmier “Culture became everything.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with songwriter, musician, and serial entrepreneur Don Smithmier. As is the case with many guests,

50. The Mads
November 05, 2020

The Iowa Idea: The Mads In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with comedians Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff wrote and performed on the Emmy nominated, Peabody award-winning TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

49. John Richard
October 30, 2020

The Iowa Idea: John Richard In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with filmmaker John Richard. John is a documentary filmmaker and photographer living in Iowa City, Iowa. After receiving a degree in Environmental Science and working at t...

48. Nate Staniforth
October 28, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Nate Staniforth “The tricks are irrelevant.”  In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with magician and author Nate Staniforth. Nate is a magician, writer, speaker, and star of the Discovery Channel’s hit series Breaking Mag...

47. Kim Casko
October 23, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Kim Casko “Take your time to figure it out.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Kim Casko. Kim is President and CEO of the Iowa City Area Business` Partnership, serving nearly 800 member businesses throughout Johns...

46. Kenn Goodman
October 19, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Kenn Goodman “That one year off turned into the rest of my life.”  In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Kenn Goodman. For the past 30 years, Kenn has been an important part of Chicago’s indie music scene.

45. Vivianne Castillo
October 19, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Vivianne Castillo “Don’t let anybody take your voice away. Speak your truth and see where it lands.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Vivianne Castillo. Vivianne is a User Experience Researcher with 8+ years of p...

44. Chemda
October 12, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Chemda “One minute at a time.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Chemda. Chemda was born in Israel and has lived in New York City since she was 4 years old, currently residing in Queens. She is a talk show host,