#31 – Design Impact’s Ramsey Ford & Kate Hanisian On Truly Meaningful Work
February 7th, 2019
Design Impact Was Built To Make A Difference
It sounds simple when you hear it, but the idea of involving those most affected by social problems …
#30 – Filmmaker Yemi Oyediran On Work That Builds Community
January 24th, 2019
Yemi Oyediran is full of surprises.
We might have expected Yemi Oyediran to immediately jump into promoting his new film, “Queen City Kings,” …
#29 – Songwriter Kim Taylor On Sustaining a Life of Creativity
January 10th, 2019
Kim Taylor knows how to be vulnerable.
After all, as a songwriter with five full length albums and two EPs under her belt, she’s …
#28 – The Distiller Podcast 2018 Year In Review
December 24th, 2018
The Distiller Podcast is one year old.
Our first episode aired on December 16, 2017, and featured Danny Korman of green general store Park & …
#27 – Kelly Dolan of Ingage Partners On the Impact of B-Corp Businesses
December 6th, 2018
Kelly Dolan knows business can do good and make a profit at the same time.
Kelly, along with her business partner Michael Kroeger, are the …
#26 – FireLab Creators Anne-Marie & Luis on Immigration, Work, and Hope
November 22nd, 2018
There’s a lot of talk about immigration right now.
In fact it’s become one of the central hot-button issues in our political discourse. But studies …
#25 – Tree House Builder Django Kroner On A Life In The Trees
November 8th, 2018
Django Kroner lives in the trees.
Working as an arborist and tree house builder with his company, The Canopy Crew, everything Django does …
#24 – Piano Technician Nevin Essex On Craftsmanship and Mastery
October 25th, 2018
Nevin Essex doesn’t play the piano.
At least he wouldn’t call himself a pianist. But he’s directly responsible for thousands of pianos, and tens of …
#23 – Melis Aydogan of Ruya Coffee On A First Generation View of Meaningful Work
October 11th, 2018
Ruya Coffee is the realization of a lifelong dream.
That’s not surprising, since Ruya means “dream” in Turkish. Melis Aydogan, the founder of Ruya Coffee, never saw herself as an entrepreneur, or a small-business …
#22 – Justin & Tasha Golden On Navigating Work Transitions as a Couple
September 27th, 2018
Tasha and Justin Golden have been married a long time by any standard.
Just about twenty years, in fact. And you don’t stay married that long without …
#21 – Humanist Chaplain Bart Campolo on the Intersection of Work and Belief
September 13th, 2018
When Bart Campolo lost his faith, he didn’t lose his desire to minister.
After all, the word “minister” was a verb before it became a noun. The fact …
#20 – EcoATM Founder Mark Bowles On Entrepreneurship and the Tech Startup World
August 30th, 2018
Mark Bowles Is Not Afraid to Fail, He’s Done It Many Times Before.
Talk with Mark about his experience in technology startups and venture-based …
#19 – Theatre House Owner Marty Boyer on How Values Guide Decisions
August 16th, 2018
Theatre House owner Marty Boyer is a high-character individual.
Marty is a unique individual in that his ego has (apparently) almost no bearing on what he does for a living. Marty is the most pragmatic individual I’ve …
#18: Potter Christie Goodfellow and Sculptor Beth Graves on Creativity in the Gig Economy
August 2nd, 2018
Christie Goodfellow and Beth Graves Are Two Very Different Kinds of Sculptors.
The similarities and differences between Christie and Beth’s work …
#17: Libby Hunter on Overcoming Poverty with Literacy
July 19th, 2018
Libby Hunter Believes Storytelling Is the Key to Overcoming Poverty
When you talk with Libby Hunter about literacy, you’d better buckle your seat belt. Libby talks quickly, and with purpose. Aside from a brief stint in …
#16: Artist Mark Dejong Turns His Profession Into His Passion
July 5th, 2018
It took a while for Mark Dejong to call himself an artist.
Mark Dejong was born in The Netherlands, but his family moved to Cincinnati when he was a child. In his 20’s he took classes at the University of Cincinnati’s …
#15: Homeschool Mom Liz McEwan on the Work of Family
June 21st, 2018
Liz McEwan is not your typical homeschool mom.
Or perhaps she is. Maybe the “typical” homeschooling parent doesn’t actually exist.
Most of The …
#14: Chef Derek Dos Anjos on the Business of Food
May 31st, 2018
Chef Derek Dos Anjos’ Secret Weapon May Surprise You
Ask a chef or restaurateur what skill is most important to running a restaurant, and you’re likely to get a lot of different answers. Maybe it’s the ability to …
#12: Corben Bone – Professional Soccer Player
May 17th, 2018
Corben Bone’s Work Is Play
On the field or off, Corben radiates energy. Watch him play in his midfield role for the F.C. Cincinnati soccer team, and …
#11: Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith – Equity, Inclusion, & Community Specialist
May 3rd, 2018
#10: Michael Wilson – Photographer
April 19th, 2018
Michael Wilson Is More Than Just A Photographer.
He’s a Master. A storyteller. A record-keeper. A history maker.
Michael Wilson has been making pictures* for nearly 40 years, and in that time he’s developed a look and …
#9: Julius Jenkins – Dancer, Educator, Community Activist
April 5th, 2018
Julius Jenkins Wants to Bring Street Culture Back to Life.
You may already know of Julius Jenkins, or his work, and not even know it. You may have …
#8: Megan Trischler – Community Designer
March 22nd, 2018
Megan Trischler Helps Make Dreams Come True.
And we’re not just talking about her current position as Program Director for People’s Liberty. Megan brings design thinking and a desire to “make the ordinary extraordinary” …
#7: Tamaya Dennard – Cincinnati City Council Member
March 8th, 2018
Tamaya Dennard is the future of local politics.
As one of the newest members of the Cincinnati City Council, Tamaya Dennard represents everything …
#6: Matt Hart – Punk Rock Poet
February 22nd, 2018
Matt Hart Is Not Afraid to Go Deep.
When discussing motivation, or empathy, or the pure punk rock power of a kick-ass poem, Matt is not afraid to get …
#5: Stephen JohnsonGrove – Public Policy Attorney
February 7th, 2018
Stephen JohnsonGrove is a professional do-gooder,
the Deputy Director for Policy at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, a non-profit law and advocacy …
#4: Matt Gunderman – Director of UC Health Air Care & Mobile Rescue
January 25th, 2018
Matt Gunderman saves lives for a living.
Some people do work that seems sexy…exciting…but when you dig a little it’s just another job. Other people make a difference in the lives of individual humans every single day. …
#3: Musicians Ric Hordinski & David Wilcox at Brew House
January 11th, 2018
Ric Hordinski and David Wilcox have known each other for over 20 years.
They’re craftsmen in the truest sense, and two guys who bring a great deal of …
#2: Dominic & Judi LoPresti – Spun Bicycles
December 28th, 2017
People talk a lot about “work-life balance” these days.
But what if your work is your life, and vice-versa? What if your work life is also your marriage? And what if the combination of the two is tied to your mental …
#1: Danny Korman – Small Business Owner, Outdoor Advocate
December 16th, 2017
Danny Korman has been a fixture in Cincinnati for the past decade, but things change.
In the inaugural episode of The Distiller, Danny talks about moving from Chicago back home to start his “green general store” Park + …
Episode 0 – The Distiller Promo
December 8th, 2017
The Distiller is a podcast about the soul of work.
In this short preview clip, host Brandon Dawson talks about what you can expect from The …