053 - Miki P Preps her Debut Album
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With just a little under two weeks to go until the release of her debut album Dome of Swallows, Miki P stops by to plug her album release party at The Rino on September 14th, declare her favorite Beatle, discuss the ins and outs of songwriting, and give Cole some vocal warm-ups tips. Plus, the green thumbs in our audience will be happy with this week’s For the Listener, and the KC Query returns.

Miki P’s debut album Dome of Swallows is available September 1st

To hear Miki P’s music and more information on upcoming shows, check her out on all these wonderful platforms: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

052 - Kansas City Public Theatre with Derek Trautwein
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On today’s show, our second ever returning guest, as local playwright and actor Derek Trautwein stops by to plug the upcoming Kansas City Public Theatre Kickoff, a recap of his experience at this year’s Fringe Fest, and thoughts on being an actor in KC. Plus, Cole unveils his first ever play, The Kitty Cat Club, and asks for a critique.

To learn more about Kansas City Public Theatre and get tickets to their kickoff event, visit here. The event takes place Friday, August 24th, at The Rino in North Kansas City. It will feature a special performance of “And God Did Shake the Pear: Shakespeare for Everyday Living” by Scott Cox, prizes, a silent auction, and more. Help support free theatre throughout Kansas City!

 

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051 - Geeky Art with Josh Ln
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This week, a passion for all things geeky comes to the forefront as designer/illustrator Josh Ln joins the show. From being commissioned to produce a piece for the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition, spending time at comic cons, and surrounding himself with his favorite pop culture icons, Josh’s love for all things nerdy will have you setting your phasers to stun. Plus, the newly rebranded KC Query and a new segment just for you, the listener.

To see more of Josh’s work, check out his Website, Society6, Facebook, & Instagram

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050 - One Year Happy Birthday Celebration
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Can you believe it’s been one year of the Kansas City Podcast? Join us on today’s special 50th episode, a One Year Happy Birthday Celebration. Birthday wishes a plenty as past guests like Cam F Awesome, Dave and Chris from Taco the Town, Annie Harrigan, Brandon Patrick, Kasim Hardaway, Angie Gensler, Eric Melin, and many more sending in some gifts. Plus, no celebration is complete without family in the house, as Cole’s wife Maria helps open presents, eat some cake, talks about her business Stay at Home Solutions, and then takes control of the KC Quiz and rebrands it in her image. Happy Birthday to The Kansas City Podcast!

Check out Maria’s business Stay at Home Solutions here

049 - Coffee Kansas City with David Horn
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Fill your mug with steaming hot coffee, sit back, take a sip and relax while listening to today’s episode with David Horn from Coffee Kansas City. It’s an enlightening tale, as David first experiences the different types of coffee Kansas City has to offer, and sets out on a quest to visit all the coffee shops throughout KC.

Follow David’s coffee adventures on Instagram

048 - Grabbing The Bull by the Balls with Angie Gensler
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This week is all about taking life into your own hands with blogger and entrepreneur, Angie Gensler. You won’t believe Angie’s story of ups and downs as she decides to leave her high paying corporate job and head out on her own as business consultant. Plus, the KC Quiz, some blogging tips, and a wild night in New York City.

For more information, check out Angie on all these wonderful platforms:
Website, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram

047 - Montessori Education with Garrett Holt
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Listen closely and you may hear a goat chime in during today’s interview at Clay-Platte Montessori School with Garrett Holt. After twenty years in the amusement park industry, and now with a year under his belt as farm school teacher, Garrett enlightens Cole on the world of Montessori education, his passion for teaching, a recap on his decades of experience as a caricature artist, and his one-of-a-kind Kansas City based digital caricature company Brilliant Art Studios. Plus, while chickens cluck in the background, Cole and Garrett reminisce about their days at Worlds of Fun.

For more information on Clay-Platte Montessori visit their website here

Interested in booking Brilliant Art Studios for an upcoming event?
Check out their website here

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046 - Mark Luce & The Plains
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On today’s episode, man about town Mark Luce joins to discuss a variety of topics including his most recent project “The Plains: Photographs & Words,” carnivals, small towns in central Kansas, postcards, and wondering off the beaten path to take photos. Plus, Mark offers up some A+ answers on the KC Quiz, and Cole reminisces about his recent air guitar competition.
 
For more information on “The Plains: Photographs & Words” visit here