Wine and Wet T-Shirt Contests?
That was not a word combination I'd heard before talking to Travis Motter, owner of The Portland Bottle Shop. I've been a fan of the shop since I stopped by on opening day 2 1/2 years ago. Travis just knows his stuff and is passionate about what he does, which is evident when his face lights up when talking about the tasty libations on his shelfs. I appreciated the candor with which Travis talked about the excitement and struggles that come from owning your own business. Many thanks to Travis for taking the time to talk, and to his wife Emily for helping support him and his dream (and in turn allowing me a great place to escape into wine).
to get Ruby Jewel Ice Cream! I had such a great talk with Lisa Herlinger, created of Ruby Jewel ice cream. I was so inspired after our interview that I wanted to get it up right away so you could enjoy it as much as I did. Not only is she extremely passionate about what she does, but Ruby Jewel is a huge supporter of local products and uses them in their amazing creations. I typically wouldn't tell you to wait at all before listening to the podcast, but I HIGHLY suggest picking up some Ruby Jewel ice cream before settling in to listen. You can stop by one of their locations and get the hand scooped (if you haven't had their soft serve, do yourself a favor and order it up) or you find your closest store here to pick up an ice cream sandwich!!
is the one thing I always remember my father saying. Brad Delay and I had a great discussion about the ways in which people choose to express themselves through the artwork they ask him to tattoo on them. I learned a lot from our talk and appreciate that Brad is an artist who's invested in his clients as well as the creative process. I think you'll really enjoy the episode and I can honestly say that when I get my next tattoo, I'll be visiting Brad at Historic Tattoo!
You can't outrun your fork...
is something that Johnny said and has stuck with me since we talked. Johnny's is truly a Bet On You story and I chose it as our 10th episode because it exemplifies what the podcast is about. It's about the moment you decide to take a chance on yourself, you risk everything to pursue your passion and you push through the fear everyday to ensure your experience is a success.
I appreciated that Johnny speaks so candidly about his experience and I know that all of you, like me, will be inspired by his story and the overwhelming need to hit the gym!
Until next week, make good choices and don't forget to Bet On You!
Bet on You Goes Wild...
with Erik Fernandez, Wilderness Coordinator at Oregon Wild! I had a very interesting talk with Erik who is very passionate about the work he does which I think is evident when listening to the episode. Crater Lake is one of my favorite places in the world, so I appreciate the work being done to try and keep it the special place that it is. Also, Erik and I share a love of the band Rush, so I was glad we could talk music too.
Speaking of Rush, if haven't already done so, do yourself a favor and check out the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, good stuff there.
Enjoy the episode, have a good week and don't forget to Bet On You.
The mic's still on...
I hope you all really enjoyed the first part of my interview with Robert Wagner as much as I did. Just when you think there can't be too much of a good thing, we bring you part 2 of the interview. This was such a great discussion with Rob, to hear him talk about the hard work he put in to maintain a podcasting network and see his face light up when he talks about his family and dancing around with his daughter. Great talk from a really talented and genuine guy.
I gave you a homework assignment to kick this podcast off, let me know how it goes! You can hit us up on twitter @betonyoupod or send us an email by visiting betonyoupod.com
If you visit our site, give some love to our previous interviewees by checking out the Bet On Them page, lots of good stuff there!
Thanks again to Robert Wagner for taking the time to sit down, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a great rest of the week, and don't forget to Bet On You!
When I was kicking around the idea of starting a podcast, I reached out to the best, Robert Wagner, to ask for some advice. I'm sure Rob gets lots of inquires from podcast novices like me, which I would think at a certain point gets pretty annoying. He was extremely open and gracious and shared great information to help get me started and along the way, for which I was very grateful.
I was really excited to have him on the podcast and hear his story from where he started and the journey that got him where he is today. We talked for about 2 hours and I knew that I couldn't edit much since it was all great information. So, I decided to split the interview into two parts. I had no idea what to expect when Rob sat down and very candidly shared with me, and all of you, the challenges and successes he has experienced.
Many thanks to Rob for taking the time to sit down, I know you will all enjoy the episode and look forward to sharing part two next week.
I was always iffy on that musical, so it was great to get some validation from podcasting royalty like Sabrina Miller. I am continually inspired by each person I interview on the podcast and how the passion for what they do is evident in the way they talk and the light in their eyes. With Sabrina, that was definitely true when she talked about her love of theater, but even more so when she talked about being a mom to the always adorable Jack. I have great respect for all the juggling and work that parents do, and for single parents like Sabrina, I am in complete awe.
Being that this was a shorter episode, it allowed me to reflect on what ultimately leads someone to bet on themselves. In my experiences, the projects I'm most proud of have been inspired by some of the not so successful endeavors, which is why I kick off the episode encouraging you to get more failure in your life. As one of my favorite bands sings "through adversity, there is redemption".
Many thanks to Sabrina for taking the time out of her busy schedule to sit down with me, I learned a lot and think you will too.
about how they remain creative while juggling all of life's responsibilities. I had a really great conversation with Emily & Clyde, in fact I'm pretty sure we could have our own radio show (is that still a thing?). I must give a huge shout out to this awesome couple who volunteered to be the first in what I'm hoping will become a series of interviews with creative parents. I know that Emily was nervous before we sat down, but as you will hear she sounds like a natural and she and Clyde together are like a comedy duo with perfect timing. I really appreciate their candor and honesty about their life which allowed us to cover a wide range of topics including talking to kids about drug use, the unrealistic expectations put in place by porn (hence the "explicit" rating), what it means to be a man in 2013, action figure collecting and the wonder that is the Multnomah County Library!
I laughed during the interview and the entire time I was editing, such a great time. I know you will all enjoy it as much as I did. For ongoing goodness from the Bailey's you can follow Emily @anemilyb and Clyde @winwordsclyde on Twitter!
This was my second experience with a "Podcast in the Park", so if you're listening to this in your cube trying to make it through the week, enjoy the interview as well as the sounds of the outside world.
Thanks again Emily & Clyde!
Another Monday in the books and another inspiring episode to help get you through the week! Lisa Goren and I have been friends for more than 10 years and have shared some great conversations and I'm happy to report what you're about to listen to doesn't disappoint. As long as I've known Lisa, I still learned a lot about her during our talk, including what inspired her to transition from talent agent to healthcare. Since our talk, I've been searching for a copy of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, so if you have a copy send it my way.
As a fellow speaker, I have always had great respect for the work Lisa does and how she continually connects and inspires her audiences. I think after listening to her interview you'll understand what I mean.
Have a great week, enjoy the episode and remember to always Bet On You!
John started his own company in 2009, it hasn't been an easy road but it's allowed him to meet great people and pursue his passion. Along the way he's discovered other people had their own "geronimo" moment. The Bet on You Podcast has allowed him to hear more of the stories and share them with all of you.