Bloomington Indiana is full of interesting characters. Join them for lunch and find out what drives their passion.
"Lunch at The Mill" podcast is recorded at the newly restored Dimension Mill which now operates as a coworking space in downtown Bloomington. If you have ideas, feedback, comments or show ideas – please send an email to // firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 22 - Michael Koryta
Why would a New York Times best-selling author sit alone in a dark cave for an hour? What does an executive producer for a movie really do? And can you be happy and still make good art? In this episode, Pete sits down with his long-time friend—and author of So Cold the River—Michael Koryta to discuss these questions and more over lunch from DeAngelo’s. They also discuss Michael’s newest novel, The Chill, published under the name Scott Carson.
Episode 21 - Shawn Gibbs
Coronavirus has been dominating the news lately and you may be wondering, what exactly is coronavirus? And how worried should you be about it? In a special breakfast edition of the podcast, Pete sits down to discuss the potential pandemic with Shawn Gibbs, the Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Environmental Health at the IU School of Public Health. Pete learns more about how viruses like this spread and what precautions government officials take in an effort to keep people well.
Episode 20 - Audi and Ivy (Siosi Design)
Somewhere in the heart of Bloomington is a woodworking studio that handcrafts one-of-a-kind furniture that you'll never find in the big box stores. Siosi Design has gained an incredible following through social media and takes pride in their relationships with clients, including once delivering a table through a fifth story window in Tribeca. In our 20th episode, Pete sits down with Audi Culver and Ivy Siosi to learn about the art of woodworking, how they got started in this niche industry, and their plans for the future.
Episode 19 - Brent Molnar
If you own a TV, chances are you’ve watched public television. Broadcasting from Indiana University Bloomington’s campus, WTIU has been on our television airways since 1969 and reaches Hoosiers in over 26 counties. In episode 19, Pete eats lunch with Brent Molnar, the current Station Operations and Content Director, to learn more about creating content for a diverse state audience and how WTIU connects community members to resources with their annual Conference on Aging.
Episode 18 - AJay and Ana
Our current prison system seems as if it’s designed to set newly-released offenders up for failure. The cost of daily drug screens, the rent to live in a halfway house, finding transportation, reporting to probation meetings—all of these tasks become monumental challenges when most offenders struggle to find work or reliable transportation. AJay and his wife Anna set out to change the outcome for these men and women by starting Made Up Mind (M.U.M.), an organization committed to helping ex-offenders develop honest accountability and provide them with the tools to build a new life.
Episode 17 - Fred Glass
Fred Glass is no stranger to the public eye: He’s a former lawyer, served as chief of staff to Governor Evan Bayh, and is currently serving as the Athletics Director for Indiana University. However, Glass will enthusiastically tell you that first and foremost he’s a proud grandfather of four girls and as of the new year, one grandson. In episode 17, Pete and Fred chat over Swing-In pizza about what it’s like to be a student athlete in the age of social media and what’s in store for Glass when he retires at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.
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