South Bend on Purpose

34 EpisodesProduced by Jacob Titus + Dustin MixWebsite

On Season 2 of Pod.SB co-hosts Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix) interview a diverse group of people who are here living life on purpose.

34 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

May the Storefronts Be Filled – Live on Western Avenue

July 19th, 2019


Jacob and Dustin interview Sam Centellas and Scott Ford, two people who
played pivotal roles in the Western Avenue corridor’s economic resurgence
and …

The $6 Million Side Project – Live at The Hibberd

June 7th, 2019


Jacob and Dustin interview three partners in The Hibberd about their
decision to risk time and money on a restoration project, The Hibberd’s
contribution to South Bend’s resurgent narrative, and their vision of a

Downtown Matters – Live at LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern

May 10th, 2019


Jacob and Dustin explore the history of South Bend’s oldest standing
commercial building with Mark McDonnell, the building’s owner and founder
of …

Pete Buttigieg in Conversation with INVANTI

February 14th, 2019


On Thursday, February 7th Pete Buttigieg interviewed a panel of the cohort
members about their time in South Bend and the problems they aim to solve.

Introducing Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose

January 22nd, 2019


In Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose, we'll tell the stories of people who
are betting on South Bend by investing new purpose into old spaces, …

My City Is My Assignment w/ Kintae Lark

December 28th, 2018


Kintae Lark, the founder of Inspiration Barber-Salon, joins the pod to
discuss how the challenges he faced growing up makes him a powerful and

Venture Capital, Meet South Bend w/ Max Brickman

December 14th, 2018


Max Brickman, managing director of Heartland Ventures, joins the pod to
discuss his decision to stay in South Bend, his venture capital firm’s
unique partnerships with Midwest family-owned businesses, and how this path

It's Not Studebaker, Indiana w/ Chuck Nelson

November 30th, 2018


Chuck Nelson, currently working as the Executive Director of The Judd
Leighton Foundation, joins the pod to discuss his current interest in
economic development and entrepreneurship, Notre Dame’s relationship with
the …

A City of Innovation w/ Santiago Garces + Brian Donoghue

November 16th, 2018


Santiago Garces and Brian Donoghue, South Bend’s Chief Innovation Officer
and Director of Civic Innovation, join the pod to discuss their paths to
South Bend and tell stories about why our city’s name is being spoken

You Should Come by the House w/ Marian Hodges

November 2nd, 2018


Marian Hodges, a local technology executive, joins the pod to discuss her
path to South Bend and the code words for making friends in the Midwest.

Silicon Valley to South Bend w/ Robert Ramsey

October 19th, 2018


Robert Ramsey, a relatively new resident of South Bend, joins the pod to
discuss his love of Midwestern values, how we get to know a new city, and

From the Ground up w/ Dave Matthews

October 5th, 2018


Dave Matthews, a real estate developer in South Bend, joins the pod to
discuss his decision to come home after college, how he leveraged unique

Just a Kid from Haney Street w/ Shawn Henderson

September 21st, 2018


Shawn Henderson, the principal of Riley High School, joins the pod to
discuss how a kid from the South East Side became the unlikely principal of
his …

A Culture of Striving w/ Kareemah Fowler

September 7th, 2018


Kareemah Fowler, currently serving as City Clerk for South Bend, joins the
pod to discuss how her entrepreneurial ventures (like buying 9 houses

Gripped by the City w/ Jason Miller

August 24th, 2018


Jason Miller, lead pastor of South Bend City Church, joins the pod to
discuss his understanding of place, why City Church is inextricably tied to
the city, and how as he was about to move away, South Bend "grabbed me by

Made in River Park w/ Michelle Fitzgerald

August 10th, 2018


Michelle Fitzgerald, founder of Make South Bend, joins the pod to explore
how her personal mission of creating and restoring dignity in people is

Coming Home w/ Pete Buttigieg

August 1st, 2018


Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins the pod for a discussion about his decision to
return to South Bend, the meaning of home, and why America needs to
consider community as a new source of purpose.

South Bend On Purpose

August 1st, 2018


On Season 2 of Pod.SB we (co-hosts Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix) interview a
diverse group of people who are here living life on purpose. in this first
episode we talk about why the podcast is returning for another …

Homebody – S1E16

March 23rd, 2018


Myles Robertson is a major contributor to South Bend's conscious and …

Hurry Home – S1E15

March 2nd, 2018


John's new startup Hurry Home aims to change the way people pursue home
ownership – starting right here in South Bend.

Nowhere, USA? – S1E14

February 23rd, 2018


Nora and Micaela offer unique perspectives on Politico's latest profile of
Pete Buttigieg, and we discuss pieces of life as Notre Dame students who

Taurean Small – S1E13

February 16th, 2018


Local reporter Taurean Small joins the podcast to continue our conversation
on media in #SouthBend. We talk about representation and how reporters …

Neighborhood Development – S1E12

February 9th, 2018


Mike Keen is tackling this question head-on with building and renovation
projects in #SouthBend. We discuss how he fell into this role and why it's

Jada McLean – S1E11

February 2nd, 2018


Originally from LA, Jada McLean moved to South Bend last year as a member
of INVANTI's first cohort. We discuss her burger tour of the city and her
newfound mission to pair people with homes.

Local Activism – S1E10

January 26th, 2018


Local activists Sam Centella & Juan Constantino came by the studio for
Pod.SB Episode 10. Our activism-centric conversation touches on DACA,
#SouthBend I.D., Best Wednesday Ever, and more.

Local Media – S1E9

January 19th, 2018


After a weekend of sensationalized public school news articles, Ryan and I …

Katie + Jake Neece – S1E8

January 12th, 2018


Katie + Jake are born and bred South Bend creatives driven to execute their
dreams. Our vision aligns on many levels, so I can comfortably name this my
favorite episode yet. 


January 4th, 2018


INVANTI is an impact-driven startup generator located in Vested Interest,
the physical home of West.SB. In this episode we discuss entrepreneurship,
punny mugs, and why we're betting on South Bend. 

Public School – S1E6

December 28th, 2017


On a fresh Pod.SB Ryan Yazel & I talk #SouthBend schools. Our wide-ranging
discussion hits on the Focus 2018 Plan, telling honest stories, and …

Vested Interest – S1E5

December 22nd, 2017


David Ziker and Rami Sadek are an unlikely duo. Together we are building
Vested Interest, a node for emerging and established businesses inside a
massive 70,000 square foot facility on Sample Street.

Myles Robertson – S1E4

November 29th, 2017


Myles Robertson, founder of The Birdsell Project and GM at Purple Porch
Co-op, and I discuss his contributions to our city's conscious and creative

Alex Sejdinaj – S1E3

November 22nd, 2017


I discuss a recent trip to Google Chicago w/ Alex Sejdinaj, the co-founder
of South Bend Code School and GiveGrove. 

Alex Liggins – S1E2

October 31st, 2017


Alex Liggins and I sit down to discuss her journey co-founding South Bend
Code School and share thoughts on South Bend's economy.

Welcome to Pod.SB – S1E1

October 28th, 2017


Pod.SB captures life in South Bend, a Rust Belt city on the move.
Interviews with artists, entrepreneurs, and people who get things done.

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