Join the Zoon Garden team as we head out across America to bring open conversation to the open road. Over the rest of the summer, we'll be interviewing teammembers and individuals from each of our stops to get a real survey of what America is feeling during this remarkable time in our history. 2+ episodes a week, join us on the road!
Episode 10: Lewis Crouse
Jake dials in with Lewis Crouse to get fresh perspective on the ever-evolving role of the church in modern Christianity and how difficult decisions often have to be made in the name of faith. One of the few guests to travel more than the Zoon Garden Tour, Crouse had plenty of stories from the road to share and interesting parallels to offer for a life lived faithfully.
Episode 9: Corey Van Aken
Jake reconnects with old friend Corey Van Aken, professional renaissance man and music producer. Corey blesses the pod with a truly remarkable story of getting lost, rediscovering passions, and finding new ways to make those passions into a lifestyle. Now living out his snowboarding and music production dreams in Colorado, Corey gave us plenty of insight into what it means to chase dreams, even in a turbulent time.
Episode 8: Ayisha Elliott
Ayisha Elliott called in to the pod to shed some light on what it's like to be a double minority: being black in the Pacific Northwest and a woman in the podcasting space. With formal experiences in racial education and informal knowledge ranging through every facet of racial and cultural friction, Ayisha makes clear that issues in Oregon can be just as deep-rooted as they are in much older places.
Episode 7: Patty Rose
Jake and Jonah phoned in with Patty Rose of the Spent the Rent podcast to finally take New Roads out west. Touching on everything from unique local approaches to government, making music and the enigma of the I-5 corridor, Patty and Jake bounce back and forth around what's going right in the northwest and what the past few months have done to upend 'business as usual' in the region.
Episode 6: Stef Froelich and Taylor Vashro
Stef and Taylor, the health and wellness coordinators for the team take a break from their ever-growing list of duties to discuss the impacts of quarantine so far, the road back to health for the team, and what even some insights into how they've managed to keep 18 people healthy and happy on the road.
Episode 5: Ari Devine, Jake Harris, and Zach Baxter
Pausing for a moment in Big Bear, the team's better-traveled members come together to give us insight into how they've managed to travel far with all the constraints of being young and financially stressed. From favorite apps to closest calls abroad, this is one you won't want to miss.