A weekly podcast where host, Sam Kirkegaard, chats with an interesting stranger he has never met before. Everyone has a story to tell.
Aremy Stewart & Anne Meyer | Artists | Ep. 123
In this episode, Sam meets two brilliant artists, Aremy Stewart and Anne Meyer. They chat about their collaborative art work and show in Portland, Aremy’s relationship with abstract art, Anne’s versatility in the art world, how they met, growing up in Minnesota, being “stuck”, motherhood and art, Anne’s deep dives into her artistic work, their relationship now, and growth in artistic work.
Madison Olsen | Stained Glass Artist | Ep. 122
In this episode, Sam meets stained glass artist, Madison Olsen. They chat about how she got into stained glass art, studying in the UK, traveling, her artistic style, pen and ink drawing, her mother fostering her creativity, growing up in Utah, whitewater rafting as a kid, viewing an eclipse, her largest stained glass piece, and sociology.
Amber Stafford | Makers of We | Ep. 121
In this episode, Sam meets artist and rug maker Amber Stafford. They chat about where the name Makers of We came from, why she got started making rugs, empowerment through art, her previous job as an interior designer, creative fulfillment, pursuit of purpose, being raised by a single mother, perfectionism, creating a special space, Lisa Frank, and embracing chaos and uncertainty.
Cris Siqueira & Shelly McClone-Carriere | Lion's Tooth | Ep. 120
In this episode, Sam meets owners of Lion’s Tooth bookstore, Cris Siqueira and Shelly McClone-Carriere. They chat about why they started a bookstore, cybercafes in Brazil, Cris’s dislike of Spiderman, finding what you love to read, Cris’s award-winning documentary about sideshows, translating comic books, Shelly being one of the founders of the Riverwest Co-op, learning from kids, surveillance states, roller derby, Shelly’s trip to Brazil, and the impacts of the pandemic.
Bennett Young | Photographer & Filmmaker | Ep. 119
In this episode, Sam meets filmmaker, photographer, and content creator, Bennett Young. They chat about his early love of art and drawing, his first camera, being inspired by Nat Geo, his early days of concert photography, why cabin photography is so popular, the story he’s trying to tell with his art, Great Lakes surfing, working with Honda, and places he has traveled that had a profound impact on him.
Matt Wessel | Milwaukee Pretzel Company | Ep. 118
In this episode, Sam meets owner and COO of Milwaukee Pretzel Company, Matt Wessel. They chat about making the Milwaukee Bucks logo as a pretzel, living in Germany, making Bavarian-style pretzels in Milwaukee, their first German Fest jumping off point, being a musician, his thoughts on starting a business, balancing work and life as business owners, growing the business year over year, the idea of entrepreneurship compared to actually running a business, and the dynamic of Chip and Joanna Gaines.
amazing really natural conversations amongst people who have never actually met, although you'd never know it. the interviews are very well thought out which adds to the engagement factor. it's scary easy to start an episode and when it finishes, wonder where the time went. Multiple different guests running from musicians, artists, photographers, writers, business owners, etc. Great podcast!
Great and fun conversation with interesting guests, I drive a lot for work so this show is perfect to sit back and listen to on my drives!
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Such a fun way to get to know local creatives every week! Between Milwaukee and Chicago, We Never Met really keeps you on your toes! The host is a clear professional who does his homework on each guest! You never know what topics will pop up!