Kian Kamas, Parking, and Building as a Community....and more Parking

Nov. 17, 2022

Chris and Jesse are very excited to be joined by Kian Kamas, executive director of Partner Tulsa. We discuss the vast benefits of the merging of all of the entities that are now Partner Tulsa, how to do development with comm…

Michelle Place, the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, and the French Golden Driller

Nov. 3, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Michelle Place, executive director of the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. Michelle talks about the work of archiving and sharing the largest collection of photos from the 1921 Tulsa Race Ma…

Emeka Nnaka, Praising Jesse's Ear, and the Pitfalls of Public Speaking

Oct. 20, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by transformational speaker and therapist Emeka Nnaka. We discuss how you have to take your inherent gifts and turn them into a career, the lessons learned from public speaking, and the embarrassin…

Pod4Good Turns 3!

Oct. 6, 2022

Listen to our wonderful, first ever live show! As part of the Spark Summit, Chris and Jesse spoke with Chris Davis from the Tulsa Creative Engine, Libby Ediger from the Holberton School, and Michael Lombardi from Fansub! Lis…

Chase Mowery and the Art of Gathering for Good

Sept. 22, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Chase Mowery, Manager, Organizational Giving and Business Partnerships for the Tulsa Area United Way. Chase tells us about the work of the Tulsa Area United Way, how the United Way is both a par…

Carter Combs, Fur Fest, and What Makes a Music Scene

Sept. 8, 2022

Rant9 Productions former intern Carter Combs returns! Carter, the CFO (listen for what CFO means) for the upcoming Fur Fest at the Fur Shop talks about what kind of music festival he has always wanted to put on, why you shou…

Arielle Davis and Asking the Right Questions

Aug. 25, 2022

We are joined again by the amazing Arielle Davis. She talks about her new business as a public speaker helping companies improve their employees' well being, and helping individuals ask the right questions to make sure they …

Dr. Tiffany Crutcher and the Terrance Crutcher Foundation

Aug. 11, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. Tiffany Crutcher. Jesse, Chris, and Tiffany discuss the sad reasons behind the founding of the Terrance Crutcher Foundation, the fight for justice in Tulsa and the greater United States. Fin…

Crystal Patrick, Racism Stinks, and the White American Standard

July 28, 2022

In what can only be described as one of the funniest conversations about a horrible topic, Crystal Patrick, executive director of Racism Stinks, joins Chris and Jesse to talk about the terms we use when discussing racism, ho…

Evan Barton, Grow With Us, and InTulsa

June 30, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Evan Barton, the host of the Grow With Us podcast, https://grow-with-us.captivate.fm/listen, and the Alumni Experience Manager and Partnerships Coordinator for InTulsa. Evan talks about his expe…

Kirk Wester-Rivera and Placemaking not Placekeeping

June 16, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Kirk Wester-Rivera, the executive director of Growing Together. They discuss the history of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood, the launching of the Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood Trust. We also t…

Cameron Walker and Green Country Habitat For Humanity

June 3, 2022

Jesse and Chris are joined by Cameron Walker, CEO of Green Country Habitat for Humanity. Cameron speaks about how an organization built on volunteers handled the pandemic, their incredible ReStores, and how home ownership is…

Dan Deevy and GAAAYS IN SPAAACE!

May 12, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by the founder and executive director of GAAAYS IN SPAAACE! Dan tells the story of why GAAAYS IN SPAAACE was founded, why representation matters to all, and what is next for GAAAYS IN SPAAACE! Chec…

Ben Von Drehle, the Root Coworking space and the Future of Work

April 28, 2022

The Root Coworking Space is a Tulsa-based coworking space that offers a flexible and community-based environment for businesses and entrepreneurs. The space is operated by Ben Von Drehle, that was opened in October 2019. We …

Tim Landes Jr., the First Guy on Omaha Beach, and the Future of Digital Media

April 7, 2022

Jesse and Chris were delighted to speak with Tim Landes Jr., Digital Editor for Tulsa People and host of the Tulsa Talks podcast! We talk about the state of digital media today, some of the most interesting stories we has he…

BillionMinds, Rethinking Productivity, and Technology Fails

March 24, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Paul Slate and Ryan Tubbs, the cofounders of Billionminds, check them out: Homepage - BillionMinds BillionMinds . Paul and Ryan talk about the reality of work and life that we are currently livi…

Chris Davis, the Tulsa Creative Engine, and who is an Artist

March 10, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Chris Davis, co-founder of the Tulsa Creative Engine (shoutout to the other co-founder Bianca Caampued and friend of the pod Tyrance Billingsley II.) We discuss Chris's journey to the Tulsa Crea…

Labrisa Williams, the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative, and Zelda

Feb. 24, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by the Labrisa Williams, the executive director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative. They talk about the disparities in maternal healthcare, in healthcare as a whole, what we all need to know abou…

Nancy Bolzle and the Pencil Box

Feb. 10, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Nancy Bolzle, founder of the Pencil Box. She shares with us the story of why she founded the Pencil Box, how analog supplies like pencils are still in demand today in education, and how the Penc…

Shut Up and Write!

Jan. 27, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by Aaron Bolze and Rennie Saunders from Shut Up and Write! They host free, in-person and online writing events for writers all over the world. Their goal is to ensure that every writer - regardless…

Cookies, Cakes, and Jews

Jan. 13, 2022

Chris and Jesse are joined by David Chapman and Jimmy Darnell, from the amazing bakery, Cookies, Cakes and Jews. They tell the story of how two boys from small town in Virginia ended up starting a Jewish bakery in Jenks Amer…

Rachael Reagan, Kitchen 66, and a Journey of Food

Dec. 23, 2021

Jesse and Chris are joined by Rachael Reagan, the program director of Kitchen 66, Tulsa's kickstart kitchen, and Tulsa's first food incubator. Kitchen 66 is a nonprofit program of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Rachael…

Cioré, Jonathan, The Stimulus and Respecting Yourself

Dec. 9, 2021

Join us for another great interview we had during our 2nd Anniversary livestream! We had Cioré Taylor and Jonathan Sanders from the Stimulus Radio Show (on KBOB 89.9 FM and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thestimulus…

Aba Hammond, TYPROS and Making Room for Yourself

Nov. 25, 2021

Jesse and Chris are joined by Aba Hammond, the incoming 2022 TYPROS Chair, to talk about all things TYPROS, leaving room for yourself and others, and why there is occasionally traffic in Tulsa. To find out more about TYPROS …