October 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
boise, eat local, food, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, quitting a job, restaurants, treasure valley
Who has the best burgers in the Treasure Valley? Who dominates the taco game? What about pizza, sandwiches, steaks and cocktails? And this is Idaho! Who does fries right? We are throwing down with Idaho Statesman food reviewer, Amos Rothstein and local food influencer Alex Milles discussing where you can find the BEST food in the Treasure Valley! You might just be surprised!
Also. Natalie says “ridiculous” a ridiculous amount of times. Get excited for that.
October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
boise, halloween, history, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, prison, quitting a job, spooky, treasure valley
Like crime podcasts? Interested in Idaho history? Fascinated (like the rest of us) in the Old Idaho Penitentiary? In this episode we have a conversation with Skye and Anthony of the Behind Gray Walls Podcast. These local historians work in the historic Old Idaho Penitentiary and specialize in stories of some of the most infamous prisoners who resided there. They regale us with a few of their favorite stories, along with some of the creepy paranormal experiences there.
We also talk about the fine line between civilian and prisoner, and the danger of labeling a person for a single mistake.
These historians are dedicating their days to making sure the entire story of the individuals who spent time in the penitentiary are told.
It’s a interesting and fun listen to be sure.
September 29th, 2021 | 52 mins 59 secs
boise, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growth, health, idaho, local, mental health, meridian, treasure valley, women
On this episode, we kick Shane out and bring in Boise powerhouse Genevieve Nutting, founder of Womeness Community. She and Natalie sit down for a chat about what they are seeing from women locally through their difference lenses. Natalie as a local community influencer, and Genevieve as a health coach and wellness leader. Together they chat about life pivots, burnout, creating boundaries, making friends, the damage of gossip and how women can move to build each up during a time of change. Natalie also talks about her decision to move away from a very public opportunity and what brought her to that decision.
The conversation is continued over on Genevieve’s Podcast “Your Zest Life” episode “The Value in Listening, Acts of Kindness and Setting Boundaries - with Natalie Plummer”
September 15th, 2021 | 49 mins 14 secs
boise, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growing pains, growth, idaho, in n out, local, meridian, real estate, traffic, treasure valley
So you want to move to the Treasure Valley? We get it! There are so many amazing things about Idaho! However, this is not utopia. We have real struggles, from our natural environment to our unprecedented growth. Discussions about some of the negative aspects of the Boise area are important to set realistic expectations for newcomers. From our housing shortage to fly season, health care realities to limitations on outdoor recreation. Shane and Natalie sit down and riff on some of the things you might want to know before heading this direction.
September 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 50 secs
audi, boise, cars, eagle, idaho, local, meridian, new cars, treasure valley
If you're under the age of 80 and don't inherently enjoy deception and battle, then buying a car is likely not at the top of your list of ways to have fun. Adding to the distastefulness of the task is how COVID has impacted prices of new and used cars by disrupting supply chain issues. In this episode we speak with local car sales veteran Ivan Suquet from Audi of Boise, who offers insight into all things car-buying in the Treasure Valley. You'll just enjoy listening to his made-for-radio voice, but he also talks us through how dealerships price cars, how to negotiate with them, tips for buying, insight on why cars are so expensive and in short supply right now, and some of the sci-fi features that are starting to roll out on new cars these days. Whether or not you love cars, this episode is packed with useful info.
August 18th, 2021 | 53 mins 33 secs
boise, boise boys, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growth, hgtv, idaho, in n out, local, meridian, treasure valley
Did you realize there's a national home improvement/house-flipping TV show based in our city? No? Well, we're excited to put you in the know! The Boise Boys is a unique HGTV gem that highlights Boise, tangibly raises the bar of home offerings, and gives us a good chuckle in the process. In this episode we meet with co-creators and partners Luke Caldwell and Clint Robertson to talk about the show, give us a behind-the-scenes look into making a TV show while trying to run a business, and offer a sneak peak into their next project that will have a genuine positive impact on our city and entertain us along the way.
August 4th, 2021 | 51 mins 35 secs
boise, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growth, idaho, local, meridian, music, music festival, treasure valley, treefort
It might as well be a verb, because Treefort has grown from a dope music festival to 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. As amazing an event as it is, it's also a little intimidating trying to figure out how to experience it. In this episode, we meet with co-founder and marketing director Megan Stoll and publicist Marissa Lovell to educate and demystify. If you're going to live in the Treasure Valley, you should check out Treefort; and if you're going to Treefort, you'll benefit from this episode.
July 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
boise, community, eagle, idaho, local, mayor, meridian, northwest, politics, treasure valley
In a time of economic uncertainty, head-spinning growth, and evolving community identities, people often wonder “Who’s steering this ship?” In this episode we lean on an expert in this arena, former mayor of Meridian Tammy de Weerd, to demystify the role of mayor, explain the dynamics of local government, provide insight into city planning and development, and offer her forecast of Meridian’s next chapter.
July 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
boise, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growth, idaho, local, meridian, treasure valley
Chatting with one of Boise’s celebrities, Mark Anderson of The Grill Dads.
Mark is known for his Food Network series as well as winning “Guys Big Project”. You may also recognize him from his regular appearances on the Today Show, and his substantial social media pages.
In this episode Mark shares with us snippets of his journey from advertising to grilling to Food Network Star - and what it’s really like to appear in a reality TV show. (Spoiler alert, it isn’t always fun!)
We also discuss what it’s like to create a show for a national television network, and what he’s been up to lately. We’ll get some advice on grilling tips for the summer, and… his very favorite restaurant in the Treasure Valley.
June 16th, 2021 | 20 mins 58 secs
boise, idaho, meridian, northwest, personal, quitting a job, treasure valley
This episode is the first in a series of off-week mini-conversations called "Bonus Bubbles". In these we'll touch topics not necessarily tied to the Treasure Valley. In this episode, Shane talks about a recent life event of quitting his job (after over 10 years!), some thoughts on employer-employee relationships, and offers a few lessons-learned. If you're considering a similar career shift, you may find something useful in this one.