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.
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.
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.
May 26th, 2021 | 34 mins 57 secs
boise, boise dev, business, community, development, eagle, growth, idaho, in n out, local, meridian, treasure valley
Ikea. Nordstrom. IN-N-OUT!
Living in the fastest growing city in America means….development! In this second installment of our conversation with Boise Dev’s Don Day, we chat about what development is coming to the Boise area. Which national businesses he expects to see. And those he does not plan on heading our direction. We discuss the new growth in Meridian Downtown including it’s new urban living center, Old Town Lofts. We chat about our favorite new 8th Street Restaurant, news on Topgolf and “The Boardwalk” - the newest project to come to Garden City.
Also… what’s happening with the huge field on Fairview and Eagle across from The Village at Meridian? We also talk on on the multifaceted issue of affordable housing in the Treasure Valley.
After the episode, keep listening. We have a bonus micro episode with Marc, the Volkswagen of Boise’s fun coordinator. He was a REALLY bad salesman. And he tells us why. ;)
April 13th, 2021 | 40 mins 43 secs
boise, community, hiking, local, outdoors, trails, treasure valley
A follow up to Episode 004 wherein we and our guest, Tyler Sisson, talked about the outdoors. After finishing that conversation, we felt we should have shared more recommendations for beginner hikes and outdoor day trips. Here we share a handful you’ll appreciate that are close to home.