Taking the leap with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions on Finding Asheville
Oct13

Taking the leap with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions on Finding Asheville

Nathan sits down with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions for the 57th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in Punta Gorda, Florida, whether or not working with baseball player Alex Rodriguez is as bad as it sounds, what the difference is between marketing Southwest Florida restaurants versus Asheville restaurants, why jumping out of an airplane prepared her for jumping from a day job to owning her own...

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Monsters of persistence with Jim Mackenzie & Sarah G of Stuff Monsters Like on Finding Asheville
Oct06

Monsters of persistence with Jim Mackenzie & Sarah G of Stuff Monsters Like on Finding Asheville

Monsters of persistence, monsters with persistence, persistence….   Nathan sits down with Jim Mackenzie and Sarah Giavedoni of Stuff Monsters Like, The Pop Project, and organizers of the Asheville Zombie Walk for the 56th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in small town North Carolina, why you should consider donating to the Pop Project, a non profit focused on providing books to schools,...

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Introvert to baring her soul on stage, Amanda Anne Platt of The Honeycutters on Finding Asheville
Sep29

Introvert to baring her soul on stage, Amanda Anne Platt of The Honeycutters on Finding Asheville

An introverted lead vocalist?   Nathan sits down with Amanda Anne Platt of The Honeycutters for the 55th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in a small town in New York, why a banjo in a store front in college was the start to her musical career, what it ultimately takes to write a song, what it means to take country music back to its roots, and how an introvert ever got the courage to step on...

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Working hard in the face of bigotry with Reza Setayesh of Rezaz on Finding Asheville
Sep22

Working hard in the face of bigotry with Reza Setayesh of Rezaz on Finding Asheville

Working hard in the face of bigotry?   Nathan sits down with Chef Reza Setayesh owner of restaurants Rezaz and Piazza for the 54th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about why the kitchen was ultimately the best way to express himself, why working hard was his best solution to deal with Americans who abused and harassed him because of his Iranian background given the Iranian hostage crisis, why you must learn how...

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An Asheville pirate’s life for me with Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia on Finding Asheville
Sep15

An Asheville pirate’s life for me with Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia on Finding Asheville

Pirates in the kitchen?   Nathan sits down with Chef Sam Etheridge owner of Ambrozia Bar and Bistro for the 53rd episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the intricacies of the Cuban sandwich, why despite being one of the top chefs in Albuquerque nobody seems to know about that here in Asheville, at least Nathan anyways, how a speech from Chef John Fleer inspired him to ditch a completely...

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