The Boise Bubble Podcast

Welcome to The Boise Bubble!

About the show

The Boise Bubble Podcast is a look into one of the fastest growing cities in America, from the perspective of the people lucky enough to live here. Issues and topics that interest and impact our entire Treasure Valley community, from food, to urban adventures, to exploring the Idaho wilderness, to the complicated and captivating experiences of the people you pass every day. Shane and Natalie Plummer bring together their experience in social media, local business, corporate development, outdoor adventures, and fumbling through marriage, to bring you conversations that will help you discover why this is one of the most sought after places to live.

Episodes

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    Episode 49: Bonus Bubble - Two Types of Christians

    November 23rd, 2022  |  8 mins 1 sec
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    In a recent impromptu Instagram live, Natalie shared her thoughts about some of her difficulties dealing over the years with cruel messages from those who classify themselves on social media as “Christian”. This was her most popular live to date and according to the hundreds of messages and DM’s she received, definitely resonated with people. Seeing the difference between “Christ-Like Christians” and “Pitchfork Christians” has allowed her to move forward with less fear. She offers this clarification in hopes to give words to those struggling with cruelty within religion.

    Due to the subject’s popularity, we are adding this as an additional, non sponsored episode for those who would like to share these thoughts with others. We do hope it sparks conversation.

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    Episode 48: Broken Dialogue - Tools to getting us back on track

    November 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins
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    How do we handle difficult conversations when opinions differ? It’s been clear for a while that Idaho, and the rest of the United States, have struggled to come to the table on divisive topics. Whether it’s in political debates, or around the kitchen table.

    In this episode, we talk with local Alexis Morgan, an Organizational Culture Consultant about this disconnect. Alexis and Shane come with their extensive backgrounds in Organizational Development and Natalie with 15 years of working in social media. We pull many ideas from the book “Crucial Conversations” Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High.

    Dropping just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner conversations.

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    Episode 47: Backcountry Ghost Mines

    October 26th, 2022  |  35 mins 52 secs
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    Idaho has a lot of historical spots, but often they are not very accessible unless you’re ready to really put in some serious effort.

    Shane and Mark Iverson of Idahistory decided they were going to spend a weekend getting to some of the hardest to reach ghost mines. (Natalie wasn’t thrilled as she is 100% sure the mines are haunted.)

    Some of their exploration include the Sunken ghost town of Roosevelt...under Lake Roosevelt, Dewey Mine, Sunnyside, Stibnite, Yellow Pine Pit Mine and Thunder Mountain City. All part of the Thunder Mountain Mining District.

    They come together to geek out a little bit about what they found. We also chat about Idahistory’s new book “Murder & Mayhem In Boise”.

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    Episode 46: 2022 - Housing Market, Inflation and Recession

    October 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    A lot of us in the Treasure Valley are looking at the housing market and economy and just asking “What the F**k?”. We decided to invite back experienced Real Estate investor and Idaho Realtor Jesse Taff to follow up from our 2021 conversation. Also joining us is mortgage and loan specialist Bryce Gonser.

    Together we chat about interest rates, the accurate definition of a recession, and this swift change from a sellers market to a buyers market. We chat directly about the thought of waiting out the bubble for stabilization, and they give their thoughts on whether that stabilization has happened.

    We ask the question on many people minds: “Is the American dream still available?”.
    Clearly homeownership and retirement are no longer low hanging fruit.

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    Episode 45: Autumn in Idaho with Traveling Spud

    September 28th, 2022  |  43 mins 17 secs
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    Idaho in Autumn is damn near perfection. So let’s talk about some ways to spend it. Katie with Traveling Spud joins for a backyard for pit chat about some of our very favorite ways to spend Fall. Ideas for both for the adventure lover and the more indoorsy sorts. From Hot Springs to cooking classes. We also talk about one of the newest spots on 8th Street to grab a comfort meal, and also the rise of the boise speakeasy.

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    Episode 44: Relationship Quirks

    September 14th, 2022  |  38 mins 8 secs
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    After finishing the discussion of why separate bedrooms, Shane and Natalie move into a chat about differing relationship quirks. From separate bank accounts to open marriage. Wearing wedding rings to choosing whether or not to have children. And discussing the one marriage situation neither of them can get behind.

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    Episode 43: Separate Bedrooms

    August 31st, 2022  |  27 mins 8 secs
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    Shane and Natalie talk candidly about their decision to have separate bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. After an Instagram story about their sleeping arrangement caused a flurry, it seemed like something people were interested in. From the reasons that lead them to this decision, and why they would never change it. #SleepDivorce
    Part one of two, listen next week for a discussion on relationship quirks.

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    Episode 42: The Time The Mountain Handed Me My Ass

    August 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    Join us for a fire-side conversation with a bottle of wine as Shane regales us with tales of his most recent challenge on the mountain. The Idaho backcountry can be brutal and unforgiving, as Shane discovered firsthand recently. Join for a discussion about the modern man’s desire to test himself on the mountain.
    Along with lessons learned that are helpful for anyone interested in exploring Idaho’s rugged beauty.

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    Episode 41: Women in Business Panel

    July 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 19 mins
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    Natalie was invited to moderate a panel of five successful local Business women at the Kiln co-working space in Meridian. Tune in for an open conversation regarding finding balance, dealing with women specific issues in business, and how to own your power.

    Panelists include:
    ▪️Jen Bododzhanov owner of Barre 3 Eagle and Barre 3 Boise
    ▪️ Shannon McGuire of Spark Strategic Solutions and SupreME Moms
    ▪️ Katie Vila, the Chief Operating Officer of Roundhouse
    ▪️ Lindsey Nadler - CEO business coach and founder of CEO Hat Club
    ▪️Hanna McGee founder of Empowered Women Connect

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    Episode 40: The Episode We Chat About Sex

    July 13th, 2022  |  37 mins 25 secs
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    Following a recent poll of the relationship issues most wanted to be discussed, sex came out as the front runner.

    Shane and Natalie sit down for a frank conversation about the importance of sex in their relationship, and some of the tools that they used to get over stubbling blocks.

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    Episode 39: Chatting Idaho with Sam Parr

    July 6th, 2022  |  14 mins 11 secs
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    In this episode, Natalie sits down with business giant, Sam Parr, founder of The Hustle Daily and host of “My First Million Podcast”

    As this is Sam‘s first visit to Idaho, Natalie asks him about some of his preconceived notion‘s, and how they compare to what he has experienced. They discuss some of his thoughts on what Idaho offers businesses, and what they can do to bring on higher level talent.

    This episode was recorded live at the Downtown Boise Craft and Commerce Convention, June 2022.

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    Episode 38: One year… NOT divorced!

    June 22nd, 2022  |  40 mins 28 secs
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    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
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    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
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    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
    Guests:

    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
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    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
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    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.