The Iowa Idea Podcast

The Iowa Idea Podcast


Latest Episodes

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,

43. Shonali Bhowmik
October 08, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Shonali Bhowmik “Write it down.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Shonali Bhowmik. Shonali is a proud multi-hyphenate — she is a musician, actress, comedienne, filmmaker, and writer.

42. Bill Veeck
October 07, 2020

The Iowa Idea: Bill Veeck “I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, Gino Chirio returns as we celebrate October baseball, even though our beloved South Siders were bounced from the pla...