The Boise Bubble Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

39 episodes of The Boise Bubble Podcast since the first episode, which aired on February 6th, 2021.

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    Episode 38: One year… NOT divorced!

    June 22nd, 2022  |  40 mins 28 secs
    boise, boise bubble, idaho, treasure valley

    It’s been well over a year of doing The Boise Bubble Podcast. Shane and Natalie sit down to discuss what they feel went right… and what they could have improved on. Chatting about their differences in podcasting style, how it’s effected their marriage and what they struggle with. Not to mention how they manage to make it happen with two full time jobs and three kids.

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    Episode 37: Twin Falls Bucketlist

    June 8th, 2022  |  47 mins 24 secs
    boise, boise bubble, idaho, treasure valley

    When it comes to enjoying Twin Falls, the resident expert is Monica McCue or “Mo”.

    Mo runs the hugely popular Instagram page Idaho Bucket List, which specializes in talking about Twin Falls events, activities, food and brands. In this episode we talk about what people should experience when visiting Twin Falls and the surrounding areas. We let you know where you can find the bluest waters in Idaho, some of the best chocolate and the most inappropriate jewelry.

    We may also discuss a little bit about Shane’s not so impressive proposal to Natalie.

    If you’re wanting tips about visiting Twin Falls, this is your episode!

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    Episode 36: “Influencing the Boise Food Culture”

    May 25th, 2022  |  41 mins 35 secs
    boise, boise bubble, idaho, treasure valley

    Local food influencers are effecting real change in the current food culture. Recorded live at Treefort, seven of these such foodies discuss their thoughts on Idaho food, restaurant marketing and hopes for the growing Treasure Valley food scene.

    Newbie foodies, professional content creators, career influencers and the current Idaho Statesman food contributor chat about their purpose in focusing their time on highlighting local food. They also discuss how the lack of understanding of the importance of social media marketing is limiting local brands and restaurants.

    This episode is released in collaboration with the “The Table Rock” Podcast

    Host - Julie Robinson of Table Rock Podcast

    Alex Milles - Food blogger/ Table Rock Podcast

    Natalie Plummer of The Boise Bubble Podcast and Hello Meridian

    Tyler Grant - Tastefully Tyler Instagram

    Mike Wallace - Boise Food Critic Instagram

    Lauren Henry - Treasure Valley Treats and Eats

    Scott Wink - Boise’s Best Bites

    Amos Rothstein - Food Writer for Idaho Statesman

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    Episode 35: “Dating in Boise” LIVE at Treefort!

    May 11th, 2022  |  47 mins 25 secs
    boise, boise bubble, idaho, treasure valley

    In this live panel discussion, Shane and Natalie discuss something that they know absolutely nothing about. Modern dating in Boise. Powerhouse guests Natalie Hodson, Frankie Katafias, Tyler Grant and Tazz Weatherly spill all the juicy details. We discuss “Swipe Life” and “Situationships”. The specific issues of being an Alpha woman in the dating world. And the impact of a large religious community on the culture of dating.

    We also invite each guest to share one of their craziest dating stories, and believe us, they did not disappoint.

    Add in a fantastic live audience at Treefort Music Fest and it’s a great time.

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    Episode 34: Intentional development

    April 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    boise, boise bubble, idaho, treasure valley

    We all know the Boise area is exploding with new development. But are we developing in an intentional and thoughtful way?

    In this episode we are taking with Michael Slavin and Kaitlin Charles from L3 Group, two of the developers behind the Meridian project “Orchard Park” and Garden City’s “Casino Beach”.

    We chat how their upbringings in Idaho and then careers in larger metropolises influence their visions for these projects. And we discuss specifically the culture of Meridian, and it’s own unique needs.

    We even get a sneak peek at some of the businesses and offerings of “Orchard Park” along with a tease of an upcoming “private member club”, inspired by a desire to connect in a spirit of curiosity.

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    Episode 33: Double date with Joey and Lauren

    April 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    boise, boise bubble, idaho, treasure valley

    Joey and Lauren Jenkins from “Joey and Lauren in the Morning” join us to talk a little bit about their story, their move from high school sweethearts to radio power couple.

    We talk about extremely important issues like pineapple on pizza, the audacity of not returning a shopping cart, when it’s OK to call out poor service and how Joey describes the ultimate manly man.

    Also a discussion on why Shane and Natalie sleep in separate rooms and highly recommend.

    It’s a fun conversation to be sure. Makes sense, they do this for a living.

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    Episode 32: With Love From Boise

    March 30th, 2022  |  51 mins 8 secs
    boise, from boise, idaho, marketing, meridian, newsletter, northwest, personal, treasure valley

    In this episode we talk to Marissa Lovell, the voice behind the popular newsletter “From Boise” - a FREE bi-weekly newsletter about people, places, history, and happenings in Boise.

    As the newsletter reaches its one year anniversary and 10,000 subscribers, we talk to Marissa about the “why” behind the newsletter, where she gets her inspiration, and the path towards finding her own purpose in her career. She shares some of her favorite stories including the James Castle House, Boise Rock School, and the Schick-Ostolasa Homestead.

    It’s a great discussion with someone who has made her career out of sharing her love of Boise.

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    Episode 31: Natalie Gets Raw with Sharing Her Journey

    March 16th, 2022  |  57 mins 12 secs
    boise, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, treasure valley

    In this episode, Natalie is interviewed by Alexis and Kirsten of the “Sharing Her Journey” podcast. They focus on Natalie’s journey towards becoming an influencer and starting “Hello Meridian.” Together they chat about the public view versus what is Natalie’s reality. Natalie gets raw about her desire to cope with motherhood, deal with medical trauma, and how she currently navigates becoming a public figure. The women delve into some of the nuances of Natalie and Shane’s marriage, along with their WHY for choosing to sleep in separate bedrooms. Natalie shares the story of Hello Meridian and the reason she was hesitant to become an ‘influencer.’ And of course, sex and the enneagram pop up, because if you’re talking to Natalie, those topics tend to emerge. This episode can also be found on the “Sharing Her Journey” podcast—this release is their 100th Anniversary episode!

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    Episode 30: Idahistory - Starting The Conversation

    March 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    boise, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growth, history, idaho, local, meridian, treasure valley

    In this episode we sit down with historian Mark Iverson of Idahistory. In this first conversation we decided not to delve deep into specific history, but more so discuss WHY history. The importance of learning the lessons of humanity’s past and the dangers of marginalizing others. Our discussion touches on trends of migration in America and the search for the American dream. We discuss how knowing history’s patterns and listening for both sides can bring us a better understanding in current situations. And how many of these universal trends can be found right here in Idaho. We sit down together to set a foundation for future conversations about Idaho history. And how we can use those lessons as tools moving forward.

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    Episode 29: Treefort 10!

    February 16th, 2022  |  34 mins 28 secs
    boise, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, quitting a job, treasure valley

    It’s the 10 year anniversary of Boise‘s biggest music fest! Treefort Music Fest is a killer city-wide showcase of what makes Idaho and Boise amazing: music, food, drink, art, stories, kids events, and even yoga! It's such a local staple that the city of Boise honored it with the title of "Cultural Ambassador" in 2015.

    We’re talking with Treefort Music Fest PR director Marissa Lovell about exciting happenings at the festival this year. From the most anticipated bands, to new ways to volunteer and some of the big changes in store. And Natalie’s fav Treefort moment from 2021. (It may include a streaking artist.)

    Also - The Boise Bubble Podcast is recording at Treefort LIVE this year!

    If you are still wondering a little bit about what Treefort is all about, we recommend you first listen to Episode 16 “How to Treefort” for all the basics. It’s a summary of how Treefort came to be one of Boise‘s most epic offerings, and how to go about enjoying it. Guests include Marissa Lovell and Treefort Co-founder Megan Stoll.

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    Episode 28: Brunch In Your Face!

    February 2nd, 2022  |  54 mins 4 secs
    boise, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, treasure valley

    On this episode, Natalie invites back two of her favorite foodies to vibe over brunch and breakfast spots, bakeries and coffee joints. Idaho Statesman food reviewer, Amos Rothstein and local food influencer Alex Milles bring in their expertise on all things carbs and caffeine.

    We tell you about the best breakfast sandwich (possibly in the world), the sexiest brunch dish and the best breakfast joint to head to when you need a good existential cry. Also Alex invites us to joint in his crusade to make the horse in front of the Somewhere Bar into a unicorn. (We are not ready to commit to that one. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to brunch with foodies, this episode is for you.

    You’ll have quite the list of morning delicacies once you’re done listening.

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    Episode 27: Demystifying the Idaho National Guard

    January 19th, 2022  |  59 mins 16 secs
    air force, army, boise, gohen field, idaho, meridian, national guard, northwest, personal, quitting a job, treasure valley

    We’ve all heard of the Idaho National Guard. Often those serving in the guard are our neighbors and peers at work. But many of us are confused about what they actually do, and are unaware of the huge impact that they make on our community. Did you know that they are the fourth highest employer in the state?!

    In this episode we sit down with Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Donnellan - the Commander of the Idaho Air National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Gowen Field in Boise.

    Shane and guest host Taylor Walker (who served as Idaho National Guard PR and photojournalist) talk with the General about what exactly that Idaho National Guard offers to our community. We’re guessing you might just be a little surprised.

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    Episode 26: 2022 - Lessons Learned

    January 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 secs
    boise, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, treasure valley

    On this episode, Shane and Natalie further the discussion started in their recent article in the Boise Lifestyle Magazine “2022 - “The Year You Own Your Life”.

    The last two years have been difficult for everyone. But one unexpected positive is the questions we have been forced to ask ourselves.

    The questions regarding our priorities.
    The questions regarding our leadership.
    The questions regarding our relationships.
    And the questions regarding ourselves.

    So many questions asked inevitably leads to the reevaluating of the status quo.

    Shane and Natalie share their personal lessons learned during the years of the pandemic. As well as their plans to institute these lessons moving forward. From acknowledging skewed perceptions, creating better boundaries and shifting spiritual journeys.

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    Episode 25: Idaho Winter Adventures

    December 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    boise, family, gem state, idaho, meridian, northwest, treasure valley, trips, tv, vacation, winter

    On this episode we talk WINTER in Idaho with Sophia Doumani of the TV series “Hidden Gems in The Gem State”. A lot of people think of skiing when it comes to Idaho in the winter, but there are so many more ways to enjoy the season. From ice castles to sand dunes, elk sleigh rides to dog mushing, eastern Idaho to Caldwell. Idaho offers a lot of winter adventures (and misadventures) and we discuss some of the best! We find out how Shane winter camps (apparently Natalie is not a fan), what it’s like to start a TV show from scratch, how Sophia had never seen a “wild” Christmas tree before moving to Idaho, and we ask the question on everyone’s mind: what exactly is the “JUMP! Building” in Downtown Boise? (Spoiler- we really don’t know) A great listen to start the winter season.

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    Episode 24: Double date with the Maxeys!

    November 24th, 2021  |  50 mins 22 secs
    animals, boise, couples, dates, double date, idaho, marriage, meridian, northwest, personal, quitting a job, treasure valley

    We have a lot of pretty interesting couples in the Treasure Valley, and we thought it was about time we get to know some of them. Basically a double date… in the studio!

    This episode we meet with Corbin and Sam Maxey!

    Corbin is an exotic animal expert and local celebrity. You may recognize him from the Tonight Show, the Today show, Martha Stewart and many more national appearances. He has huge YouTube and Tiktok presences, keeping people entertained with raising his animals.

    Sam Maxey is known throughout the Valley as the Genius behind “Snake River Wine Tours” - recently named USA Today Top Ten Wine Tour. Shane and I are huge fans. As is everyone that goes on one!

    We dig into this couple’s dynamic and ask some of our own burning questions. For example, what it’s like to marry a man who raises exotic animals for a living? How is constantly driving drunk people around the Treasure Valley? And what really is inside the Barbacoa men’s bathroom?


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    Episode 23: Fireside Chat

    November 11th, 2021  |  37 mins 59 secs
    boise, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, treasure valley

    Based on feedback, we’re hearing that it’s sometimes fun to hear us just kick back and chat. Well. We can do that. On this episode we’re imagining ourselves at home, siting around the fire and letting the conversation flow. We chat about marriage, podcasting, Natalie’s really ugly leggings, trying to catch each other cheating, and what triggers Shane to cry like a small child. Also learn about Shane new social media girlfriend. Laughter and disagreements ensue. Enjoy.