The Commonwealth features the unique people and ideas moving our world forward. We are based out of America's midwest but travel the world interviewing the entrepreneurs, artists and athletes leading disruptive change. Nick Castner, the Commonwealth's host, goes into the office, studio or training facility of each guest to conduct an authentic and genuine conversation. By unpacking why each person is unique, we aspire to find those same elements within ourselves. Join the Commonwealth.
Mike Smith on Scaling Content, Community & a New Approach to Education
Mike Smith is an entrepreneur, activist, community builder, and public speaker. He joins the Commonwealth to share his strategy on scaling content.Mike Smith is the founder of the Rabble Mill, which is a non-profit devoted to inspiring youth through...
Experiencing & Making History with Al Maxey
This episode is a re-airing of a prior conversation with Al Maxey. From bodyguarding Martin Luther King Jr. to playing basketball with Oscar Robertson, Mr. Maxey has been around remarkable humans while making history himself. He shares the highs and...
Erin Sorensen on the Future of Journalism in 2021, Social Media and working as a Female in Sports
The internet has caused rapid changes to journalism and media. Erin Sorensen discusses how those trends and shifts will affect the future of the industry in 2021 and beyond.As the Deputy Editor of Hail Varsity, Erin Sorensen manages the new media...
The Commonwealth's Creators Recap 2020
The team behind the Commonwealth meet up virtually to recap the highs and lows from the past year while discussing the plans for the show in 2021.Follow the Commonwealth's creators on social media:Emmy Hernandez - InstagramAshely Hanson...
Wyn Wiley on Bringing Drag Outdoors, Cancel Culture and Finding Self Identity through Art
As an entrepreneur, social media influencer and activist, Wyn Wiley is bringing drag to the outdoors through their persona Pattie Gonia. In October of 2018, Wyn premiered their drag alter ego named Pattie Gonia. Pattie became a social media icon by...
Jill Thomas on Building a Radio Persona, Producing for Glenn Beck and Transitioning to Podcasting
Jill Thomas appeared as a guest on a morning radio show at the tail end of a rodeo career. After the show, the host asked if she had thought about getting into radio after leaving her sport. She was intrigued and took a role as an unpaid intern at the...
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