18 episodes

Telling the story of Greater Phoenix differently, the Greater Phoenix A to Z podcast brings local innovators, community leaders and interesting people to the mic to highlight the area and topics important to the region. The Greater Phoenix A to Z podcast is presented by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, its 22 member communities, Maricopa and Pinal counties and more than 200 private investors.

Greater Phoenix A to Z Greater Phoenix Economic Council

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Telling the story of Greater Phoenix differently, the Greater Phoenix A to Z podcast brings local innovators, community leaders and interesting people to the mic to highlight the area and topics important to the region. The Greater Phoenix A to Z podcast is presented by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, its 22 member communities, Maricopa and Pinal counties and more than 200 private investors.

    Behind the Music with Michelle Donovan and Charlie Levy

    Behind the Music with Michelle Donovan and Charlie Levy

    Join GPEC’s resident music enthusiast Tim Bourcet as he shares a conversation with two of the Arizona music scene’s most influential figures: Michelle Donovan, owner of The Nile Theater in Mesa, and Charlie Levy, owner of The Crescent Ballroom and Valley Bar in Phoenix.Listen in as Michelle and Charlie take us behind the scenes of Arizona’s rich musical heritage through the lens of their own beginnings in the music promotion business. From the storied history of the century-old Nile Theater t...

    • 35 min
    Unraveling the local fashion scene with Oscar De las salas, Leonor Aispuro, and Angela Johnson

    Unraveling the local fashion scene with Oscar De las salas, Leonor Aispuro, and Angela Johnson

    Join host Casey Gilchrist and esteemed guests Oscar De las salas, Leonor Aispuro, and Angela Johnson as they dive into Greater Phoenix’s dynamic fashion scene and their goal to fashion a sustainable future. Delve into their inspiring stories of creativity and innovation, from their beginnings in the fashion industry to their vision for its future.Discover the intersection of fashion and sustainability as they discuss where the industry is going, the business of fashion, and practical tips for...

    • 38 min
    AZ Hot Takes Part 2 with Ashley Busada

    AZ Hot Takes Part 2 with Ashley Busada

    GPEC’s Southern belles are back for part two of Arizona hot takes! Host Casey Gilchrist and guest Ashley Busada dive into more crowd-sourced opinions about Greater Phoenix and Arizona. What is a hot take? A hot take is a quickly produced, strongly worded and often deliberately provocative or sensational opinion or reaction.Covering everything from Arizona’s iconic sunsets to the prevalence of speakeasies in the region, plus the local obsession with Dutch Bros and In-n-Out, Casey and Ashl...

    • 20 min
    Exploring Mesa's Vibrant Asian District - Mayor Giles and Muralist Kadihma Tung

    Exploring Mesa's Vibrant Asian District - Mayor Giles and Muralist Kadihma Tung

    Join co-hosts Tim Bourcet and Casey Gilchrist as they dive into the culture and community of Mesa's thriving Asian District.First, we chat with Mesa Mayor John Giles, an accomplished leader and triathlete, who shares insights into the growth of Mesa's Asian district and his role in supporting development.Then, we're thrilled to introduce muralist Kadhima Tung, a Chinese Muslim-American artist with a fascinating background. Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Arizona, Kadhima brings a rich tape...

    • 34 min
    AZ Hot Takes - Ashley Busada

    AZ Hot Takes - Ashley Busada

    This episode gets spicy! Listen in for a light-hearted discussion where self-proclaimed Southern girls Casey Gilchrist and Ashley Busada react to crowd-sourced "hot takes" on Greater Phoenix and Arizona.What is a "hot take?" — A hot take is a quickly produced, strongly worded and often deliberately provocative or sensational opinion or reaction.From the authenticity of Arizona's Mexican food to the intensity of its sun and the spirit of its sports fans, Casey and Ashley tackle it all with the...

    • 22 min
    Dia de los Muertos history & traditions — Dr. Mathew Sandoval

    Dia de los Muertos history & traditions — Dr. Mathew Sandoval

    *Please note that there were some microphone issues in this episode, but the compelling dialogue remains rich and enlightening. Host Tim Bourcet is joined by local expert Dr. Mathew Sandoval for an engaging discussion about the history, traditions and Greater Phoenix Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Dr. Sandoval is an Associate Teaching Professor at Barrett the Honors College in Downtown Phoenix, a Social Transformation Lab Fellow, a member of ASU's Chicano/Latino Facul...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ALTPHX ,

Great Hosts and Great Content about Greater Phoenix!

I love that this podcast explores relevant topics and local attractions while diving into the history behind it all and showcases the diversity of our social, corporate and cultural landscape.

Current topics that are fun, informative and enlightening for those who call Greater Phoenix home, or those who want to learn more about our amazing region!

triste frown ,

Fascinating and Informative Content

Greater Phoenix A to Z tackles so many interesting subjects about Arizona at large that any local would enjoy it. If you’re thinking about moving to Arizona or just have interest in business, culture, or life in Greater Phoenix, I can’t recommend this show enough!

Chocolate Zubaz ,

Informative & Thoughtful

GPEC has deep roots in the community and taps into those roots bringing in top leaders from the community to provide an unmatched commentary on the region.

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