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Experience Milwaukee

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The Experience Milwaukee podcast highlights the people and places that make Milwaukee great. Hosted by Steve Glynn and Adam Derus, the two keep things light and humorous, often making fun of themselves and the things they share with listeners. Maybe that’s because the podcast is typically (ok always… read more

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Summerfest Series: What we like to drink.

September 16th, 2021


Wondering what to try in the delicious drink category when heading over to Summerfest? We've got you covered. Dip into this episode for Steve and Adam's take on what's good to drink, to them. Then stop in at Summerfest …

Summerfest Series: What we like to eat.

September 11th, 2021


Wondering what to try in the delicious food category when heading over to Summerfest? We've got you covered. Dip into this episode for Steve and Adam's take on what's good to eat, to them. Then stop in at Summerfest and …

Summerfest Series: Transportation Options for Summerfest

September 10th, 2021


Wondering about all the ways you can get to Summerfest? We've got you covered. Take a listen then get your butt to Summerfest. It's week two people!!! 

Summerfest Series: Trapper Schoepp on Creating Something from Nothing

September 8th, 2021


Trapper Schoepp is not your typical music star. In fact, when he's not writing, rehearsing, or touring, you might see him riding his bike to the beach, working in his garden, or tossing frisbees. And you'd be wise to …

Summerfest Series: Opening Day at the Fest!

September 2nd, 2021


LIVE from Summerfest 2021!! Adam and Steve talk about how they're getting started on the grounds and what we're going to cover over the next month - much more than music, food, and drinks. Oh, and btw, we're enjoying a …

Summerfest Series: Supporting MKE's Tech Community

August 28th, 2021


This episode, the first ever podcast recording at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds, is a hilarious yet informative and sincere discussion on tech, equity, and everyone's journey to …

Summerfest Series: Grace Weber Is Soul Opening

August 7th, 2021


This episode is pure cool. Even with Adam and Steve being part of it. There's so much honesty in this one, a look inside the life of musical artist …

Summerfest Series: Brett Newski's Unique Sound and Perspective

August 2nd, 2021


Imagine meeting someone who brings a cool, enthusiastic, and welcoming perspective and personality while also being real about slowing down, dealing …

Love Milwaukee Showcases the City's Diversity and Brewing Strengths

July 29th, 2021


Imagine an experiment to help a city be more inclusive by bringing communities together through kombucha and beer. It's a reality that Love Milwaukee co-founders Adam Gabornitz, Heidi Dalibor, Monica Hidalgo, Ayrton …

Summerfest Series: REYNA's Powerful Music and Origin Story

July 23rd, 2021


Adam and Steve were absolutely amazed after sitting down with Vic and Gab of REYNA. Who dreams about a song then wakes up and writes it without ever …

Pizza Shuttle: Delicious and Fun Pizza on Milwaukee's East Side!

July 10th, 2021


Get ready to smile! Adam and Steve have an uplifting chat with Mark Gold, who has a heart of gold by the way, and also is owner of the iconic East …

Milwaukee's Local Distillery for 17 Years!

June 25th, 2021


In this episode, Adam and Steve enjoy a cocktail with Guy Rehorst, Founder and CEO at Great Lakes Distillery (GLD). Now in their 17th year, Guy shares the inspiration behind launching GLD, what to expect when you visit …

Celebrating 10 Years of Milwaukee's Purple Door Ice Cream!

June 12th, 2021


Among many wonderful things, JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH! And in this episode, Adam and Steve serve up two scoops of fun along with Lauren Schultz, owner of …

East Side ON Art Lot!

June 7th, 2021


This episode is full of art. And laughs. Adam and Steve have an absolute blast with Becca and Keighley, two of last year's artists for the East Side …

Creativity and community from Milwaukee's only bitters company!

May 29th, 2021


As Bittercube's founder Ira Koplowitz explains, bitters are the spice rack of your bar. And as liquid spices, maybe for your entire home! In this episode, Adam and Steve dig into how a unique experience and lots of …

East Side ON with TBEY Arts Center!

May 17th, 2021


What do you get when you mix ambition, passion, and a take-action 16 year old? An organization that sets out to give young people a chance to …

Not just for the whiskey lovers: FEW Spirits and why they love Milwaukee!

May 15th, 2021


You might think this episode is only for the whiskey lovers. That's only half true. If you like people who make things (or are one) and their stories to bring their creations to life, this episode is for you, whether …

East Side ON! with Scratch Ice Cream: Small Batch, Gigantic Deliciousness!

May 3rd, 2021


How can ice cream save a life? You'll have to listen to find out. Join Adam and Steve and their new BFFs Justin Povlick and Dusty Garley, two of the owners at Scratch Ice Cream, for another great Milwaukee story. Get …

How Airbnbs add to the neighborhood experience and catching up with MKE startup Washbnb!

May 1st, 2021


This might sound like a complicated episode, but it's really not. Jump in with Adam and Steve as they catch up with washbnb founder and CEO Daniel Cruz while getting an Airbnb perspective of the city from Cream City …

Celebrating Milwaukee Day EXP MKE Style!

April 14th, 2021


Adam is on vacation so Steve goes solo on this one. In honor of Milwaukee Day, April 14 (414, Milwaukee's main area code), the team thought it'd be …

East Side ON with Triciclo Peru!

April 5th, 2021


In this East Side neighborhood feature episode, Adam and Steve get to know more about Triciclo Peru, including how to properly pronounce the name! Joined by the restaurant's owner, Amy Narr, you too can learn more about …

Drunk MKE: Molly Snyder's Stories of the East Side!

April 1st, 2021


This is exactly the episode you'd expect after several drinks. And what better day to publish it than April Fool's Day?!? If you were in Milwaukee in …

MKE Makers Market: See What's Being Made in YOUR City!

March 26th, 2021


After 5 years, Milwaukee Makers Market founder, curator, and organizer Ryan Laessig still works tirelessly to keep the events fresh and exciting. Consider that goal accomplished. This week, Adam and Steve learn more …

Milwaukee's Tech Scene with Reporter Nick Williams!

March 19th, 2021


This is an episode for the future. Or from the past. Or something like that. Anyway, enjoy this fun conversation that Adam and Steve have with former journalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal and Wisconsin Inno, …

East Side ON with Thum - where food is the love language!

March 16th, 2021


In this episode, Adam and Steve learn all about Thum from owner Darleen Vanmanivong. Her passion and love for food is inspiring. Located in …

Big White Yeti: Having fun with great scents and humor!

March 6th, 2021


In this episode, Adam and Steve chat with Katie Daly Weiss, owner and Chief Yeti Wrangler at Big White Yeti. What the hell is Big White Yeti? Well, a company that makes seriously good smelling candles with some …

East Side ON with Shanghai Speakeasy!

February 27th, 2021


This is an episode of lies and deceit. Ok, not really. As much as we try to distract you with misinformation, in the end, you'll get all the info you need to find and enjoy this top secret Milwaukee speakeasy. Jump in …

Forward 48 Delivers Wisdom to Milwaukee's Future Leaders!

February 19th, 2021


How will Milwaukee capture otherwise lost knowledge and transform regional leadership? Ian Abston, founder of Forward 48 has an answer. This episode, also with Betsy Brenner, former president & publisher at The …

East Side ON with Adventure Rock!

February 11th, 2021


In this episode, Adam and Steve chat with Adventure Rock co-owner Craig Burzynski. Jump in and learn more about Milwaukee's indoor climbing gym, with three locations for your convenience. From "easier than climbing a …

East Side ON with Celesta Restaurant!

February 8th, 2021


In this East Side ON episode, Adam and Steve bring you the story of Celesta Restaurant with its energetic and engaging chef/owner, Melanie Manuel. From creative writing teacher to helping food stamp recipients get their …

Indeed Brewing: from self-distribution to the Walker's Point neighborhood!

February 6th, 2021


As is often discussed on this podcast, success takes time. For Indeed Brewing, that meant working through the grind of self-distribution from …

Meet Wantable: A High Growth Company Maintaining a Strong, Creative Culture (and FREE coffee!!).

January 29th, 2021


Wantable, a try-before-you-buy apparel service powered by personal stylists and data science, is experiencing tremendous growth. In this episode, Adam and Steve dig in with founder and CEO, Jalem Getz, and longtime …

The Lost St. Patty's Day Episode!!!!

January 23rd, 2021


This episode, focused on events planned for St. Patrick's day 2020, was never released. We found it while digging through the archives. We took a listen and realized it highlights so many of the things we love about …

Shred415: building community in four 15-minute intervals at a time.

January 16th, 2021


What do you do when you sell your house and walk away from your dream job? You start a successful business, of course. Learn about this and more as …

East Side ON with Von Trier!

January 8th, 2021


Jump in on this one as Adam and Steve learn more about Von Trier, a unique German beer bar and cocktail lounge, from its owner, Mark Zierath. From the history of the bar, which runs deep, to what's new, you'll come to …

2020 In Review: Outtakes and Fun!

January 1st, 2021


Ok, here it is. We put together what we think sums up the podcast for 2020. It's fast and funny and has a little Black Belt Theatre in the background. Thanks so much to our 2020 sponsors: Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, FEW …

Happy Holiday Message and Transfer/KOSS Giveaway Announcement!

December 24th, 2020


Thanks. Just Thanks. This is a short one, so jump in for a message from Steve and an announcement about how to snag some pizza and FREE KOSS headphones next week. Oh, and a FULL version of our intro and outro song by …

Who's got next? Milwaukee's anywhere arcade!

December 17th, 2020


Ever wonder what a complete nerd out on video games would sound like on the podcast? Well, here you go! In this episode, Adam and Steve have so much …

Milwaukee's Badass Food Hall!

December 10th, 2020


What do you do with an old pharmacy that got its start in the 1930's? Well, you turn it into the most awesomest, badass food hall, of course! Jump …

MPS Foundation: innovating for Milwaukee's future!

December 4th, 2020


With all of the changes to remote environments this year, technology has been at the core of extending work and education.  But what do you do when …

EXCLUSIVE: Black Friday Beer Preview!

November 26th, 2020


You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll shake your head. But if you love beer, or have a beer lover in your life, this is a must listen! In this episode, Tia, Adam, and Steve preview the Milwaukee Honey Barleywine from Indeed …

"I love Milwaukee that much. There's nowhere else I'd rather be." - Elizabeth Kay

November 21st, 2020


What to do you get when you mix home-grown passion, enthusiasm, and a genuine love and appreciation for life? You get Elizabeth Kay, morning show host at 99.1 The Mix, podcaster, 1:1 coach, mom, wife, and more. In this …

Little Monsters have never been so friendly, warm, and welcoming!

November 16th, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve continue their exploration of Milwaukee's East Side, this time stopping to chat with Andie, the owner of Little Monsters children’s boutique. If you're looking for fun, you've found it! …

A Twisted Path from the CIA to making spirits from scratch!

November 13th, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve chat with Brian Sammons, founder of Twisted Path Distillery. Do we talk spirits? Yes. Do we talk about how Brian was making rum in his kitchen? Hell yeah. We also talk about so many other …

Making College Possible in Milwaukee.

November 5th, 2020


In this episode, Steve and Adam have a lively discussion with Kellie J. Sigh, Executive Director of College Possible Milwaukee, an organization …

Cream City Cluckery: Our New Fav Chicken Tenders In The Whole World!

October 29th, 2020


Love. Ghost kitchen. Gooey butter cake. And chicken. Put them together and you have all the ingredients for success. All in the Fiserv Forum. Listen in as Adam and Steve chat with some of the Milwaukee Bucks and Cream …

Beans & Barley - A Healthy Vibe With Indulgence Done The Right Way!

October 20th, 2020


Ok, before we get started, this is NOT episode #90 as Adam and Steve proclaim in this episode. It's episode #103!!! And this is a good one. Jump in for a fun chat with Jim Neumeyer from Beans & Barley. Get the …

A Cafe Where You Can Enjoy and Adopt Cats!

October 5th, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve sip and chat with Katy McHugh, owner of Sip & Purr Cat Cafe. As Katy explains how she didn't know how much she didn't know about cats, we learn all about her journey in launching the …

Scratch Made Fresh Daily: It's How FreshFin Poké Does It!

September 22nd, 2020


Keep it simple. That's the focus of the conversation Steve has with Nate Arkush, founding partner of FreshFin Poké. As the first poké bowl restaurant to open in Milwaukee in 2017, Nate and his team have quickly expanded …

beSOUND music studio: Where Laughing Matters and Learning Happens Without Pressure!

September 1st, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve chat with Julie Brandenburg, owner of beSOUND music studio. beSOUND goes beyond your average music lesson as a safe, …

DNC Secretary and Wisconsin Native Jason Rae Discusses the Convention and His Fav MKE Things!

August 24th, 2020


In this episode, which is not about politics, Steve and Adam sit down with Jason Rae, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee. Jason shares …

glowmke Aims to Brighten the City!

August 21st, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve talk with Steven Wroblewski, owner of glowmke, a company that designs Milwaukee icons in vintage, glowing neon light. A transplant from Texas, Steven LOVES Milwaukee! He shares more about …

How Milwaukee's Tech Hub Coalition is Giving Entrepreneurs a Chance.

August 13th, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve talk with the team behind Milwaukee's FOR-M program, an initiative of the Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition (and powered by We Pivot and The Commons) to support and grow Milwaukee's tech …

Creative Focus on the Kiddos at the Amazing NEIGHBOR Art Studio!

August 11th, 2020


All the feels in this one. If you like making art in a fun, inviting environment, this is a must listen! Adam and Steve sit down with Alex Zens, owner of NEIGHBOR art studio on Milwaukee's East Side. Alex shares her …

Judy's On North Goes Above and Beyond for Customers!

July 31st, 2020


We love, love, love this episode! Adam and Steve are in awe after chatting with Sara Arenas from Judy's On North. Sara brings passion and positive energy to running the restaurant, welcoming "family", and making the …

Find Your Third Space And Great Beer Will Follow!

July 29th, 2020


In this episode, Adam and Steve have a lively and humorous conversation with Nick and Cary from Third Space Brewing. In addition to the story of the origins of the brewery, including how Nick and Cary got hired, you'll …

Create Your Very Own Poke Experience--Especially Helpful For First-Timers Like Us!

July 24th, 2020


In this episode, Adam Derus and Steve Glynn learn about poke from Andy Zheng, owner of Fusion Poke. From his inspiration to starting the restaurant, to his focus on the customer experience (and his LOVE for Milwaukee), …

Staying Flexible in Tough Times with East Side Pilates!

July 17th, 2020


In this episode, Adam Derus and Steve Glynn chat with Jesse Masche, owner of East Side Pilates and Phlox Boutique. After growing up in an entrepreneurial environment, it was no surprise Jesse ditched the 9-5 to pursue …

Tavolino: How Opening a Restaurant During a Pandemic Can Test Your Passion

July 3rd, 2020


In this episode, part of the East Side ON series, hosts Adam Derus and Steve Glynn sit down with Peter Dietrich, co-owner of Tavolino (wine, pasta, …

Milwaukee's Crowdsourced Beer!

June 19th, 2020


In this fun episode, Tia, Adam, and Steve sit down with Elise Strupp, Event & Programming Manager at MobCraft Beer. Elise, a former English teacher, shares her journey into beer, how MobCraft found its way to …

Making Salsa in Milwaukee!

June 12th, 2020


In this episode, hosts Adam Derus and Steve Glynn have a hilarious conversation with Mama's Boy Salsa owner Chris Koncki. This is officially the first episode to be recorded virtually while everyone was physically in …

Making Bourbon from Legacy - FEW Spirits Does it Right!

June 5th, 2020


In this episode, Steve Glynn and Adam Derus take a virtual road trip to visit FEW Spirits' founder Paul Hletko in Evanston, IL. Why? Because of damn …

The Welcoming Vibe of Milwaukee's East Side at Izzy Hops!

May 30th, 2020


In this episode, host Steve Glynn talks with Izzy Hops owner Mike Vitucci on the inspiration behind Izzy's to the emotional business impact of the current environment. Mike has a true passion and endless dedication to …

Turning Empty Parking Lots Into Family-Friendly Entertainment!

May 27th, 2020


Jump in and hang on as hosts Adam Derus and Steve Glynn get the scoop on Parking Lot Theatre from founders and community entrepreneurs Anne Koller …

Waxwing: From KC to CHI to Finding (Making) Community in MKE!

May 21st, 2020


What's the ultimate business plan? Quit all of your jobs and start your own company. Yep. Sometimes you have to be ready to invite those things into …

From Newspapers to Brewing Amazing Beer!

May 16th, 2020


What would bring a brewery from Minnesota to Milwaukee? A great vibe and even better people. In this episode, Adam Derus and Steve Glynn sit down …

With Axe Throwing on Hold, Bars & Recreation Gets Creative to Keep Customers (and Employees) Engaged!

May 14th, 2020


This is part of our East Side ON series. In this episode, Steve Glynn sits down with David Poytinger, one of the owners of Bars & Recreation (Axe MKE, Nine Below, North South Club, Splash Studios, and Headspace …

100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die Author Jenna Kashou!

May 8th, 2020


Tia rejoins Adam Derus and Steve Glynn for an informative discussion with author Jenna Kashou. Jenna's book, "100 Things to Do in Milwaukee Before You Die", explores Milwaukee through her eyes, from the obvious to local …

Bar Dice, a Milwaukee Tradition, Comes Home!

April 30th, 2020


Never heard of the game of bar dice? You may not be alone. But now it's simple to learn, play, and DRINK in your home! In this episode, Steve Glynn and Adam Derus jump online with Marko Knezic, founder of MKE Bar Dice …

Beards, Beers, and How The East Side Moves Forward!

April 30th, 2020


Hosts Steve Glynn and Adam Derus have a thoughtful yet humorous conversation with Geoff Hoen, owner of Beard MKE, and Liz Brodek, Executive Director, …

Restaurant Turned Soup Kitchen Keeps the Neighborhood Nourished.

April 11th, 2020


This is one of the most raw episodes we've ever dropped. Adam Derus and Steve Glynn sit down with Caitlin Cullen, owner of Tandem Restaurant. Known …

Moving from San Francisco to Milwaukee and Pivoting a Startup.

April 3rd, 2020


On this episode, Steve Glynn and Adam Derus sit down with Daniel Cruz, CEO of washbnb, a turnkey linen and laundry service built by hosts for hosts. From moving to Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood, starting a …

How to support your fav Milwaukee spots in this COVID-19 environment.

March 19th, 2020


Listen in as Adam Derus and Steve Glynn interview Liz Brodek, Executive Director of Milwaukee’s East Side Business Improvement District. You’ll learn …

Milwaukee Food Tours - How They Work and Why You Should Try Them!

March 6th, 2020


Theresa Nemetz, Founder & Chief Experience Officer from Milwaukee Food Tours joins host Steve Glynn for a lively discussion on a great way to experience Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Food Tour team takes pride in being …

Fitness Entrepreneurship at Milwaukee's Hottest Gym!

February 28th, 2020


In this episode, Steve Glynn, Adam Derus, and Tia hang out with Ryan Mleziva (try saying that three times fast) at Milwaukee’s hottest gym, Brew Fitness. Ryan's not too shabby himself. Learn more about what inspired …

Milwaukee Startup Delivers Library Books for FREE!

February 21st, 2020


On this episode, Steve Glynn and Adam Derus chat with Ian Buchanan and Jacob Carlson, founders of Helium Books, a Milwaukee startup that delivers library books for FREE! Even more, Helium Books DONATES $1 to programs, …

Valentine's Day + Milwaukee = Fun

February 13th, 2020


If you're looking for things to do this Valentine's Day weekend, definitely check this episode with Steve Glynn, Adam Derus, and Tia. Soooo many great Milwaukee places are mentioned on the show, so lots of ideas for you …

A visitor's perspective on Milwaukee from's Winona Dimeo-Ediger!

February 7th, 2020


In this episode, Steve and Winona have a blast talking about how and why Winona explores and reports on cities across the country as well as her recent visit to Milwaukee and the perspective that gave her. They also …

Advocate-Aurora Health's Commitment to Milwaukee and Health Tech Innovation

December 26th, 2019


In this episode Steve Glynn hosts Steve Francaviglia, President, Greater Milwaukee South at Aurora Health Care. The episode was recorded in Aurora's new Health Center at 84 South in Greenfield. The discussion spans …

Haunted Tours in Milwaukee

November 30th, 2019


In this episode, Steve, Adam, and Tia talk through Tia's experience on the Shaker's Ghost Tour and the Hangman Tours Cream City Cannibal Tour. The crew kinda goes a little goofy in this one while giving you a flavor for …

Startup Week in Milwaukee and Across the State!

November 1st, 2019


Steve chats with Matt Cordio (with a special guest appearance from Manny Lara), president of Skills Pipeline and one of the driving forces behind Startup Week in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. Recorded LIVE in the …

Building tech in Milwaukee one community at a time.

October 24th, 2019


In this episode, recorded earlier this year, Steve Glynn chats with Adam Gabornitz (Northwestern Mutual) about everything from their shared love for patios to how Milwaukee is rallying around tech thanks to the work …

Bestselling Author John Zeratsky Interviews Colectivo Coffee Founder Lincoln Fowler About Making Time!

October 10th, 2019


Coffee and cafes are an important part of the Milwaukee landscape. One of the best known cafes is Colectivo. In this episode, bestselling author of

Milwaukee's tech community and moving the city forward with Northwestern Mutual's Todd Cullen.

October 3rd, 2019


In this episode Steve Glynn chats with Northwestern Mutual's Todd Cullen, who leads the Fall Experiment ( event and is part of …

Milwaukee Craft Beer Influencer Summit Review

September 24th, 2019


In this episode, Adam and Tia sit down to thoroughly discuss all that is craft beer in Milwaukee. After all, the total number of Milwaukee craft brewers is expected to reach 36 in 2020. Wow. Plus, they get into some …

Milwaukee's *new* Fall Tech, Art, Gaming, and Music Festival!

September 10th, 2019


In this podcast, Steve Glynn welcomes some of the people behind Fall Experiment, an immersive tech, art, gaming, and music festival that convenes creators from all over the Greater Midwest. Steve is joined by Todd …

Entrepreneurship and community building through beer. Yep, beer. Plus, the best darn Friday night you could imagine.

August 30th, 2019


In this episode, Adam and Steve sit down with Russ Klisch, founder of Lakefront Brewery. Learn more about how he started brewing beer, how the brewery ended up where it is today, how My Turn beer works, and so much …

Milwaukee's Goal to Retain and Attract Talent with Northwestern Mutual.

August 22nd, 2019


In this episode, Steve sits down with James Hischke from Northwestern Mutual to learn more about the organization’s goal to help Milwaukee retain and recruit talented people through the Tech Hub Initiative. From seed …

Advocate-Aurora Health Attracting Parenthood and Femtech Entrepreneurs to Milwaukee!

August 15th, 2019


In this episode, Steve Glynn chats with Mike Rodgers and Erin Stumbras from Advocate-Aurora Health's Commercial Innovation team to learn more about 83 Tech Harbor and the recent announcement for entrepreneurs in the …

Local Beer - MobCraft Tasting and (kind of) Review.

August 8th, 2019


In this episode, Adam and Steve sit down with several MobCraft beers to do a little taste test, Experience Milwaukee style. MobCraft is a local brewery with a unique, crowdsourced business model. Each month, they take …

Inside Hotel Madrid And What's Coming Up This Weekend (8/2)!

August 2nd, 2019


In this episode, Tia, Adam, and Steve experience the amazing Hotel Madrid and chat about what’s coming up this weekend. From superbly crafted …

Taking a chance in Milwaukee: from car repair to YouTuber, Vlogger, and Koss Headphones Photographer!

July 23rd, 2019


In this episode, Steve Glynn sits down with Martin Moore: YouTuber, vlogger, and Koss Headphones photographer. And that's just the start. In a fast-paced, fun conversation, Martin and Steve discuss bourbon, tequila, …

How the arts feed visionary entrepreneurship and strengthen community in Milwaukee.

July 18th, 2019


In this episode Steve Glynn sits down with the Arts @ Large team: Teri Sullivan, Sean Kiebzak, and Kylee Spillane. Arts @ Large has a mission to …

What's happening this weekend, July 11, 2019!

July 11th, 2019


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager: Business & International Tourism, from VISIT Milwaukee joins us to talk about all there is to do this …

Summerfest Experience Part 2: Food, Drinks, Video Games, and Freebies

July 5th, 2019


In this episode, we continue our wacky conversation with Tia on her Summerfest Experience: day two. Seriously, Tia works hard to keep Steve and Adam (mostly Steve) on track in this one. All while sharing everything …

Summerfest Experience Part 1: Lonely Island

July 2nd, 2019


Adam and Tia share their Summerfest experience and what it was like to have VIP access at the Lonely Island show. If you haven't been to Summerfest 2019 yet, there's still time! So much great music, food, drink, …

Summerfest kicks off and so much more happening this weekend!

June 27th, 2019


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager: Business & International Tourism, from VISIT Milwaukee joins us for a lively discussion on all that is …

Tia's search for the best cheese curds plus a Summerfest giveaway!

June 19th, 2019


In this episode, Adam and Steve get Tia's take on her most favorite cheese curds from some places that are well-known and maybe not-so-well-known for their curds. Some surprises and some, well, shall we say, …

If you love music + tech, Summerfest Tech is for YOU!

June 14th, 2019


In this episode Steve sits down with Sarah Smith Pancheri from Summerfest and Scott Kanter and Greg Kus from Dell to talk about the second annual Summerfest Tech event which runs June 25-26, 2019. This is an amazing …

What's happening this weekend with Lindsey McKee from VISIT Milwaukee!

June 12th, 2019


So much to do this Father's Day weekend starting TODAY - Wednesday! Lots of markets and festivals including Newaukee's Night Market series kickoff on Wednesday and Milwaukee Makers Market on Sunday. Plus, lots of art, …

Starting a tech company in Milwaukee with Matt Cordio and Ed Barthell

June 11th, 2019


This episode, recorded live at Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, features a wonderful conversation between Startup Milwaukee founder Matt Cordio and Ed …

Top Places in Milwaukee for Beer, Craft Cocktails, Date Night, Hobbies, and Hidden Gems!

June 7th, 2019


Richie Burke from the GoGedders podcast ( recently hosted Adam and Steve for a discussion on some of their favorite spots in Milwaukee. Listen in for the details and for a few laughs. Then head out and …

A look inside Glorioso's, Milwaukee's iconic Italian market.

May 31st, 2019


In this episode you get the behind-the-scenes inspiration of one of Milwaukee's iconic brands. Get the scoop directly from their marketing leader, …

Hot brunch spot in Bay View plus what's happening this weekend!

May 24th, 2019


Adam and Steve enjoy bloodies and brunch at Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery and share some fun things coming up this weekend in Milwaukee. This episode is Soooooo Milwaukee. As is the first event on Friday at the …

Digital transformation and innovation in Milwaukee from Northwestern Mutual's Chief Innovation Officer.

May 22nd, 2019


In this episode, host Matt Cordio (Startup Milwaukee Founder) sits down with Souheil Badran who recently stepped into the role of Chief Innovation …

Weekend Preview: what you can do in Milwaukee this weekend!

May 17th, 2019


VISIT Milwaukee's Claire Koenig (Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism) joins the podcast to share what's happening this weekend. Milwaukee beer history. Where to catch the big game (Any game, but the city has Bucks …

Take a Milwaukee Food and City Tour and have a blast learning about Milwaukee!

May 17th, 2019


This is our monthly Milwaukee adventure episode with Tia. Jump in and listen as she tells us all about her Milwaukee Food and City streetcar tour! So …

Experience MKE: Interview with Omar Shaikh, Restauranteur, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader

May 7th, 2019


Wow! This is a fast-paced, lively, and REAL conversation with Omar Shaikh, restauranteur, entrepreneur, community leader, and all around great guy. From his journey away and back to Milwaukee, how he got into the …

Experience MKE: Milwaukee Makers Market Review and Some Other Stuff

April 27th, 2019


Steve and Adam are up to some typical Saturday shenanigans. In this episode, they talk through the experience at Milwaukee Makers Market, the Milwaukee Food and City Tour, and a few other things that have been happening …

StartupMKE: Matt Cordio Interviews Ideawake CEO Coby Skonord

April 25th, 2019


This episode, recorded live at a Startup Milwaukee Emerge event during Young Professionals Week in Milwaukee, features tech entrepreneur Coby Skonord. Coby is founder of Ideawake, a platform that enables companies to …

Experience MKE: Milwaukee Food and City Tours

April 19th, 2019


The podcast recently had the privilege of being invited on a Milwaukee Food and City Tour so Adam Derus and I jumped at the opportunity! Our tour was the Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour and it was amazing. But …

Experience MKE: This Weekend (4/12) With Adam Derus

April 12th, 2019


Video games. Dance party. Food. Trails. Tours. Gotta love Milwaukee this and every weekend. Also, listen for ways to win more stuff. Like a FREE Milwaukee Food and City Tour on Saturday (4/13) with Adam and Steve. And …

Experience MKE: Milwaukee Makers Market, a monthly art, craft, and maker fair!

April 9th, 2019


This episode features a fun conversation with CEO and master genius of creativity, Ryan Laessig. Ryan explains more about the work and purpose behind his work at Milwaukee Makers Market, a monthly art, craft, and maker …

ExperienceMKE: Tia on a Walker's Point Staycation

April 1st, 2019


Tia spends the weekend at the Iron Horse Hotel with a stop at Indulgence Chocolatiers for wine, whiskey, and chocolate! Learn more about both of …

ExperienceMKE: Steve And Adam And Things YOU Can Do This Weekend (3/29)

March 29th, 2019


Don't listen to this episode. Go. Get out right now and go. Go do something in Milwaukee. The city has so much to offer: parks, restaurants, breweries, museums, and more. Go experience it. But if you do listen, we'll …

ExperienceMKE + StartupMKE with Adam Derus and Gathering Place Brewing President Joe Yeado

March 27th, 2019


This is not an episode only about beer. Well, ok, we talk a lot about beer. In the context of what it's like to start something. Something big. So it's not just about beer, it's about perseverance and the startup …

StartupMKE: Matt Cordio interviews Montage CEO Kurt Heikkinen

March 20th, 2019


This episode, recorded with a live audience, provides great insight into what it's like to start and grow a tech company in Wisconsin. Kurt …

What's happening this weekend (3/15) with VISIT Milwaukee

March 14th, 2019


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, and apparently a frequent podcast crasher, has so much good to share this week. Check out comedy in a brewery, a tour of Southern Italy at Glorioso's new …

Interview with Paul Upchurch, CEO of VISIT Milwaukee on the DNC Announcement

March 14th, 2019


This week the Democratic National Committee (DNC) selected Milwaukee as the site of its national convention in July, 2020. With that kind of …

What's happening this weekend (3/8) with Adam Derus + Float and Bowls Founder Andy Larson!

March 8th, 2019


This week it's everything you've ever wanted to know about floating at Float Milwaukee. Plus, get the scoop on how Bowls restaurant came to be.  They're both great Milwaukee experiences. Oh, Adam shares his list of …

What's happening this weekend (3/01) with VISIT Milwaukee!

March 1st, 2019


Lots happening in Milwaukee this weekend! From autos to tiki takedowns and The Power of Poison. Also, this is the last day for Taste & Toast downtown ( Need some warmth? Head to the Winter …

Tia's Adventure to the Milwaukee Art Museum and Urban Beets Cafe

February 26th, 2019


Wow - the one and only Tia is back to share here adventures in Milwaukee! This month, she spent quality time with the Milwaukee Art Museum (including MAM After Dark) and dined at Urban Beets Cafe. Whether a local or a …

What's happening this weekend (2/22) with Adam Derus!

February 21st, 2019


We're pushing this one live before Friday because there's soooooo much to do in Milwaukee this weekend. From the circus to home improvement and the auto show to, yes, more beer--we've got you covered. Also, we share …

Interview with StartupMKE's Matt Cordio + BREAKING NEWS (podcast style)!

February 19th, 2019


This awesome episode features Matt Cordio, one of the key builders in Milwaukee's startup and tech ecosystem (and bar food connoisseur). Not only will you learn more about Matt's important work in the community, you'll …

What's happening this weekend (2/15) with VISIT Milwaukee!

February 15th, 2019


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager at VISIT Milwaukee, joins the show with a great list of things to do in and around Milwaukee this weekend. If you're into motorcycles, art after dark, winter festivals, Disney, …

What's happening this weekend (2/8) with Adam Derus!

February 7th, 2019


Podcast first-timer Adam Derus joins us to talk about what's coming up in Milwaukee this weekend. From chili and beer to family fun and music - Steve and Adam have a blast on this episode while enjoying a Makerita! You …

Interview with Tia: Harley-Davidson Museum and Motor Restaurant

February 5th, 2019


She's back! This month with Tia we're all about the Harley-Davidson Museum and Motor Bar and Restaurant. Get a glimpse into this great Milwaukee experience from Tia's perspective, including her behind-the-scenes VIP …

Interview with Russell Rossetto, Co-owner of Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

January 30th, 2019


This week Steve chats with Russell Rossetto from our show sponsor Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. Recorded last summer, this is a fun conversation on the origins of Transfer along …

What's happening this weekend (1/18) with VISIT Milwaukee!

January 18th, 2019


Yay! Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager with VISIT Milwaukee joins us for what's happening this weekend AND next week in this wonderful city. Get …

Interview with Brandon Culpepper, CEO of PeppNation

January 15th, 2019


Brandon Culpepper, CEO of PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps sits down with Steve to share his favorite aspects of Milwaukee. On his journey to …

Interview with Tia, @iowagirladventures on Instagram

January 7th, 2019


Ever wonder what it's like to experience Milwaukee as someone who is just moving here? This week we sit down with Tia, who moved to Milwaukee four years ago. Not immediately familiar with everything Milwaukee had to …

What's happening this weekend (1/04) with VISIT Milwaukee!

January 4th, 2019


Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism at VISIT Milwaukee joins us once again to discuss super fun things to do this weekend. From museums to performing arts and dancing, we've got your weekend covered. …

What's happening this weekend (12/21) with VISIT Milwaukee!

December 20th, 2018


Welcome back, Claire! Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism from VISIT Milwaukee joins us once again on what to do with visitors, …

What's happening this weekend (12/14) with Steve!

December 14th, 2018


Had to go solo for this weekend update episode. No worries, I found a few great (and my personal fav) events to share with all of you. For more on …

Interview with Light the Hoan Leaders Ian Abston and Michael Hostad

December 11th, 2018


Had to slap the "explicit" tag on this episode due to a few drops of the word sh*t on what is probably one of the funnier shows. Plenty of insight as well on what Milwaukee has to offer visitors and residents (sports, …

What's happening this weekend (12/07) with VISIT Milwaukee!

December 7th, 2018


Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism at VISIT Milwaukee, gives us the straight news on how to get your holiday shopping done in 6 …

Interview with NEWaukee Chief Idea Officer Jeremy Fojut

December 5th, 2018


NEWaukee, a social architecture firm that changes the way people connect, has spent the last decade creating countless experiences in the city in …

What's happening this weekend (11/30) with VISIT Milwaukee!

November 29th, 2018


Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism, from VISIT Milwaukee joins us again for highlights on what to do in and around downtown this …

Interview with Frank Keppler, Chief Designer at Brew City Brand

November 26th, 2018


Recorded earlier this summer, this episode shows Milwuakee's lighter side through the incredible fashion designs and slogans created by this iconic Milwaukee establishment, Brew City Brand. Frank is hilarious as usual, …

What's happening this weekend (11/23) with VISIT Milwaukee!

November 22nd, 2018


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, fills you in on all that's happening in Milwaukee this THANKSGIVING weekend! This is a must listen if you have family and friends in town and are looking for …

Interview with Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 CEO Beth Weirick

November 19th, 2018


Downtown Milwaukee is a vibrant, friendly, and safe place to live and visit. The downtown scene has a unique charm with easy access to dining, nightlife, the arts, and so much more. Beth and her team at Milwaukee …

What's happening this weekend (11/16) with VISIT Milwaukee!

November 16th, 2018


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins us again this week to fill us in on all that's happening in Milwaukee this weekend. …

Interview with Wantable CEO Jalem Getz

November 14th, 2018


Why Milwaukee for entrepreneurs? Wantable CEO (super successful entrepreneur and great guy) Jalem Getz and I discuss that and more in this Startup …

What's happening this weekend (11/08) with VISIT Milwaukee!

November 8th, 2018


Claire Koenig, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins the show for another segment on what's happening in Milwaukee this weekend! If you are or know a veteran, this is a MUST LISTEN podcast. With Veteran's …

Milwaukee Makers Market Coordinator Ryan Laessig

November 6th, 2018


Looking for unique, beautiful, handmade items? Tap into Milwaukee's design and making expertise the next time you visit. How? By attending a Makers …

What's happening this weekend (10/31) with VISIT Milwaukee!

October 31st, 2018


Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins us this week for what's happening in Milwaukee this weekend. From holiday shopping …

Interview with Milwaukee Film Chief Marketing Officer Sara Meaney

October 29th, 2018


Ok, there's a bit of mic static for a short while on this one. But we didn't want to let that get in the way of sharing an amazing conversation with Milwaukee Film CMO Sara Meaney. Get a glimpse into Milwaukee from …

What's happening this weekend (10/26) with VISIT Milwaukee!

October 24th, 2018


Claire Koenig, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins the show for our NEW, weekly episode on what's happening this weekend. Check in each week for fresh news and fun things happening in Milwaukee!

Interview with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

October 16th, 2018


Learn more about Milwaukee, past, present, and future, through the eyes and experiences of its gracious and entertaining Mayor, Tom Barrett. He also includes his favorite things about Milwaukee.

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