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 …

Carlos Moreno and City Councilor Kara Joy McKee Live!

Nov. 11, 2021

While we were live-streaming to help raise money for our new Afghan Neighbors, we had a delightful dual guest moment with two of our favorite guests. So enjoy Carlos, KJ, Chris and Jesse talk about Black Wall Street, the Tru…

Welcoming our new Afghan Neighbors

Oct. 14, 2021

Chris and Jesse welcome Rabbi Dan Kaiman of Congregation B'nai Emunah and Aliye Shimi, executive director of the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, onto the podcast to discuss the work being done to help the resettlement of over 8…

Elizabeth Ellison on making Tulsa a more Fun and Culinary City

Sept. 30, 2021

Chris and Jesse were delighted to speak with Elizabeth Frame Ellison, CEO and President of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Elizabeth gave some inside info about what it is like to film Top Chef, how LTFF wants to utiliz…

Stephen Galoob and Fixing a Broken Justice System

Sept. 16, 2021

Jesse and Chris are joined by Professor (don't call him Doctor, he will explain why) Stephen Galoob. Stephen is Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law and is heavily involved in working to fix Okl…

Matt Gleason and How To Tell Your Story

Sept. 2, 2021

Chris and Jesse are delighted to be joined by the chief storyteller for the Tulsa Area United Way, Matt Gleason. Matt talks about his time working for the Mental Health Association, who during the early phases of the lockdow…

T'erra Estes and Teaching Not Punish

Aug. 12, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by T'erra Estes, the executive director and founder of Teach Not Punish. She tells us about her journey to starting this fantastic organization, why our education system sometimes fails to educate …

Toby Jenkins, Doing Whatever It Takes, and 918-The-Gays

July 15, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by Toby Jenkins, CEO of Oklahomans For Equality and the executive director of the Dennis R .Neil Equality Center. Toby tells us the story of his journey from a conservative Republican, who was prom…

Dr. Jabraan Pasha, Implicit Bias, and the Doctor's Internet

July 1, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. Jabraan Pasha. Jabraan is a professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, a lecturer on implicit bias, having led over 100 workshops over the topic across the world; …

Anneliese Bruner, White Primacy, and Telling the Whole Story

June 17, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by Anneliese Bruner. Anneliese is the great granddaughter of Mary E. Jones Parrish, a survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Bruner’s great grandmother wrote an account of what she and other…

Mike Creef, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and Aliens

June 3, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by Mike Creef, the Senior Writer at The Black Wall Street Times. Our city and country have just exited a week of remembrance and commemoration, as it was the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre o…

Carlos Moreno, the Victory of Greenwood, and down with the IDL

May 20, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by Carlos Moreno, Co-Captain of Code for Tulsa and author of The Victory of Greenwood. Moreno recently finished writing The Victory of Greenwood and it is now available for pre-order. Moreno discus…

Tulsa Changemakers and the Importance of Youth Voices

May 6, 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by three special guests. Andrew Spector, co-director and founder of Tulsa Changemakers, and two Tulsa Changemaker alums, Mariana Aguirre and Emily Lara. Mariana and Emily talk about what they learn…