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Truth or BS is a variety podcast recorded live at the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis where panelists, guests and entertainers discuss the topics of today. From politics and business to culture and society, from local to global news. It’s one part late night talk show, one part happy hour, and there's only one rule: no BS allowed.

Truth or BS Podcast Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth)

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Truth or BS is a variety podcast recorded live at the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis where panelists, guests and entertainers discuss the topics of today. From politics and business to culture and society, from local to global news. It’s one part late night talk show, one part happy hour, and there's only one rule: no BS allowed.

    Minneapolis vs. St. Paul

    Minneapolis vs. St. Paul

    With Fair State and Tin Whiskers beers in hand, two Twin Cities mayoral candidates, a business owner, and a council member/pastor get together to discuss life and business from each side of the Mississippi River, with only one rule: no BS allowed.

    Featuring:
    Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine
    Captain Peter Hajinian – Copywriter at KC Truth

    Panelists:
    Dan Collison – Minneapolis Downtown Council member, Director of Downtown Partnerships, Executive Director for East Town Business Partnership and 2020 Partners, Lead Pastor at First Covenant Church.

    Jacob Frey – Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate, Third Ward representative on the Minneapolis City Council, first recipient of the City of Minneapolis Martin Luther King Jr. award.

    Pat Harris – St. Paul Mayoral candidate, Senior Vice President at BMO Harris bank, 12 year representative of Highland Park and Ward 3 on the St. Paul City Council.

    Trisha McGovern – Owner of the soon-to-be opened Boomshack Market on West 7th, came up in a colorful family that has long ties to the MPR, Keys Restaurant and McGoverns to name a few, lover of all things in the “Saintly City”.

    Music by Bill Lang

    Sponsors:
    Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth)
    Minnesota Business Magazine
    Fair State Brewing Cooperative
    Tin Whiskers Brewing

    Recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Startups

    Startups

    Entrepreneurs, business owners, and a tax manager get together to discuss the challenges and successes of starting and running a business, with the added challenge of: no BS allowed.

    Featuring:
    Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine
    Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater

    Panelists:
    Matthew T. Brown – Manager of Tax Services and part of Lurie’s Emerging Leaders Group; CPA and Juris Doctor; provides tax and consulting advice to individuals, businesses, trusts and estates.
    Lisa Nicholson – Founder and owner of Salsa Lisa; makes fresh all-natural salsas sold throughout Minnesota and nationally.
    Chip Pearson – Cofounder, Board Chairman and Managing Partner of Jamf; founder of The Foundation; got his start in IT desktop support; dedicated to helping organizations succeed with Apple.
    Ping Yeh – Cofounder and CEO of Minnesota Cup-winning startup StemoniX; accelerates the discovery of new medicines; alumnus of Carlson School of Management; holds degrees and certifications in nanotechnology and program management.

    Music by Bill Lang

    Sponsors:
    Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth)
    Minnesota Business Magazine
    Lurie, LLP
    Schram Vineyards

    Recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Election Special

    Election Special

    A Republican activist, a Democratic State Senator, a leftist political cartoonist and a right-wing PR guy walk into a bar...

    But no BS is allowed.

    Featuring:
    Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine
    Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater

    Panelists:
    Brian McClung – Founding partner of the PR and public affairs firm MZA+Co. Previously a TV news reporter, campaign manager, spokesperson, presidential campaign consultant and public relations executive.
    Sarah Janecek – Political writer, campaign adviser, Republican activist and lobbyist.
    Melisa Franzen – Minnesota State Senator, Co-Founder and President of NewPublica, a public relations and strategic communications firm.
    Kirk Anderson – Animator, graphic designer, illustrator, and political cartoonist.

    Music by Bill Lang

    Sponsors:
    Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth)
    Minnesota Business Magazine
    Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop
    WholeMe
    Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

    Recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis.

    • 55 min
    Food

    Food

    Does local food taste better, or is that B.S.? Can you open a food truck if you already have a brick and mortar restaurant? Does the future of restaurants involve no tipping policies? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in a special food-themed episode of Truth or BS, recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis, featuring local food critics, chefs and entrepreneurs.

    News and culture. Politics and business. Local and Global. All truth, no BS.

    Featuring:
    Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine
    Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater

    Panelists:
    Heather “The Curry Diva” Jansz – Chef and teacher specializing in Sri Lankan, Indian and Indonesian foods and Ayurveda; opened the Sri Lankan Curry House and the Curry Leaf Deli
    Kieran Folliard – Launched four local Irish pubs including Kieran’s Irish Pub and The Local; founder of The Food Building and 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey
    James Norton – Writer, editor and publisher; owner of Heavy Table; co-owner of Chef Camp

    Music by Jimmy Wallace

    Sponsors:
    Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth)
    Minnesota Business Magazine
    Blackeye Roasting Co.
    Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Premiere

    The Premiere

    Are GMOs b******t? Are "natural" foods really natural? And are we overdue for marijuana legalization? I mean, have you ever seen two stoned dudes get in a fight? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in a new variety podcast recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis.

    News and culture. Politics and business. Local and Global. All truth, no BS. From GMOs and xenophobia to Prince and weed legalization, there’s really only one rule: No BS allowed.

    Featuring:
    Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine
    Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater
    Our Regular, Barry Rubin

    Panelists:
    Larry Abdo, Entrepreneur
    Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Entrepreneur; Author
    Tou Ger Xiong, Entrepreneur; Comedian; Public Speaker
    Marlene Zuk, Professor of evolutionary biology; Author

    Music by Jimmy Wallace

    Sponsored by Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth) and Minnesota Business Magazine

    • 1 hr 2 min

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