Spirit of the Midwest features interviews and stories exposing the deep values and pride found in the heart of America. Hosted by Midwest natives Wesley Noble and CK Hicks.
Episode 10: Season Recap with Wesley & CK
Wesley and CK take a brief look back at "season one" of Sprit of the Midwest, highlighting their favorite moments and thanking the amazing guests (and listeners!) who made everything possible. Stay tuned for more in season two!
Episode 9: Pushing Through Doors with Adam Stacoviak
Adam is a writer, podcaster, video producer, designer, coder, and more! We discussed his journey to the development world via small towns, military service, and large charity organizations. His story is full of closed doors and we enjoyed his advice on how to push through those obstacles.
Episode 8: Darn hills with Colby Jennings
Colby Jennings is an artist and a teacher from Springfield, Missouri. In this episode he tells his story and talks about his craft. He walks us through his own favorite interactive art piece, and explains what it means to make in order to understand from his artist statement. He also talks about how personal anxiety informs his work, and shares advice to his younger self. He is a deep, DEEP thinker with a unique outlook on life in the Midwest.
Episode 7: Telling Stories with Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson is a designer and filmmaker from Springfield, Missouri. In this episode he talks about why he likes Springfield and what makes the Midwest special. He tells the story of how Linotype: The Film was made, and the democratization of creating that allowed him and the film team to produce it. He also talks about traveling and the importance (and difficulties) of following your passion. He's so cool, he bikes to work every day.
Episode 6: Original Hipsters with Logan Pyle
Logan Pyle is a designer from Springfield, Missouri. In this episode he talks about his rough journey to doing the work he loves, and how he kept his passion alive in the process. He talks about the morbid mindset that sets importance on family and the rock that family is in his own life. He also talks about how he manages social media by limiting it through disciplined use. Logan would never admit it, but he's a hipster and that's ok.
Episode 5: Sweat Equity with Brandon Rike
Brandon Rike is a graphic artist from Columbus, Ohio. In this episode he talks about the meaning behind the title "graphic artist", as well as his journey to that place from growing up in a small town. He talks about the value of doing hard, exhausting work, as well as some of the generational differences that exist in the workforce today. Let’s all keep pressuring him to write a book - this guy has got some great thoughts.