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Intriguing, engaging and compelling. Q102's Jeff Thomas talks to some of Greater Cincinnati's most fascinating people. Behind every good story is a Person of Interest.

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    • Aug 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 133 EPISODES

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    #137 BLINK 2022!!!! Everything you need to know!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 31:08

    We are again talking with Andrew Salzbrun, and this time its everything BLINK 2022! Mark your calendars October 13-16 2022!

    EP#136 Cody Kearsley of River Road and Riverdale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 21:07

    He plays main character Travis in the latest movie released to AppleTV, River Road but he has also been a Power Ranger and Marmaduke in Riverdale. Welcome Cody Kearsley

    #134 Andrew Salzbrun DANGER WHEEL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 18:05

    As our most frequent guest here, welcome back Andrew. Man of many trades, he is giving us the scoop on this years Danger Wheel happening July 20th in Pendelton/OTR Cincinnati. Buckle up babe.

    #133 Marsha and Rachelle - Doit4Meryl - LGBTQ Youth Suicide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 103:21

    I recently got an email from mothers Marsha and Rachelle. They are mothers who lost their daughter Meryl to suicide in April 2020. She was a gay teenager who was bullied for being out, loud and proud. Marsha and Rachelle are strong, kind, loving, and advocating for teen suicide prevention, awareness and overall mental health. They have started a foundation in her name and You can donate at You can also support and participate in the the COLOR RUN in Meryl's honor on JULY 30th in Owenton KY. Hope to see you all there -nat #stay; If you or someone you know needs help the suicide prevention line is always available 800-273-8255

    EP #132 Julie Evans on Adoption, Foster Care, and Having Two Mommies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 64:03

    Miss Julie Evans is force- a force that is made of nothing but love. I have watched her and her family grow with such strength over the fast 5 years I just needed to know more. Julie and her wife are former Foster Parents who have officially adopted their 2 boys- but not with out obstacles I can't even imagine. If there is a gold star in life- they get it. let's hear their story :)

    EP #131 Andy Grammer!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 41:37

    Great friend of Q102 and Cincinnati, Andy Grammer and I got to take a moment in his green room before his sold out show here in Cincinnati and get deep. Andy is no stranger to the convo of mental health and self expression so that's what I wanted to explore with him. We've chatted about his music before so this time I wanted to hear a different side of him and that we shall hear. Enjoy and this latest album, The Art of Joy is out now- it's a must listen you will thoroughly enjoy.

    EP #130 Final Wrap up with Niki Lippert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 27:15

    I feel like we have all been on this journey with Niki. She started her very own podcast with us months ago, the "Let's Talk" podcast, and oh the joy of her progress! She has come so far and now we sit down and chat hear her perspective of it all after her whirl wind school year. Here she is--Our girl Niki Lippert!

    EP #129 Kaeleigh Taylor of NKU for GLSEN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 16:52

    Kaeleigh Taylor comes to us from Northern Kentucky University where she is in a class called Forbidden History. Her professor pulled a pro move and added a philanthropy component to the class for students to fulfill. So, Kaeleigh and her team decided to raise money for GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network. As a queer woman herself Kaeleigh was involved with GLSEN in high school and wanted to support. You can now go to their Instagram account @nkuforbiddenhistory and purchase products in protest of injustice. Right on.

    Ep #128 Christian Gausvik

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 22:23

    Christian is a local physician and passionate advocate for geriatric care and LGBTQ communities. In fact he and is husband Cody started the Giving Voice Foundation to specifically support and build community for the geriatric community and especially those living with and caring for Alzheimer's and dementia. Today we get the full story and talk about their upcoming event, Mimosas for Memories.

    EP # 127 Lets Talk with Niki Lippert

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 14:34

    In her 5th and final episode Niki Lippert is talking with a classmate about what their callings. Brooklyn shares how she loves to give back and the mission she feels called to live.

    Ep #126 Niki Lippert with Coach Cole

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 6:42

    This week mentee Niki Lippert of Taylor High School here in Cincinnati is talking with school coach of various sports, Coach Cole. A great listen about the importance of showing up everyday and learning from those around us. So proud of this girl, keeps getting better and better.

    Ep #125 Let's Talk with Niki Lippert

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 49:28

    Oh I just love when stories like this happen. This episode is a compilation of podcasts my mentee Niki Lippert has recorded thus far. She is smart, curious, and bold - an excellent trio. We got together after she messaged me on Instagram and when we met she already had the vision and the goal, I just needed to help her press play. And that she has! Here are episodes 1,2 & 3 :)  She has a few more coming I will share when they are finished. Until then, Let's Talk with Niki Lippert!

    *RELEASE WITH NEW INTRO** Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022 special with Andi Zaferes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 46:23

    This week has been Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022. And it wasn't said enough. Eating Disorders are among the deadliest mental disorders second only to opioid overdose. And yes no one is talking about it. Lets change that and start with conversations like this. Two gals going through the same experience. If you or someone you know needs help with their disordered eating patterns- no matter what they are you can contact: and at 800-931-2237 there is hope, and you are not alone. With love- nat

    Ep #123 William Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 64:07

    Sometimes parking lot introductions are the best- just like with this guest, William Jackson. I met William and his partner Stephanie at a work event and I knew right away, they had great energy and I was instantly inspired. One of those gut feelings I just had to follow. Turns out, I William is a life coach, motivational speaker, author, consultant, and leadership developer. So duh, he had to come on and teach us a little bit about his world. Enjoy!

    Ep #122 Stacy Sims Woman of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 56:45

    I met Stacy Sims in the pool, on our synchronized swim team a few years back- and never really got to know he. I knew she did a lot of really great mindful practice work, but I didn't know what exactly. Then in 2021 she became one of Cincinnati's Women of the Year and I did a deep dive and found she is a champion for us all, especially the children of the future. She created to help people of all ages learn the power of stillness. Then maybe one of her most notable works is the Mindful Music Moments that are reaching 250,000+ students everyday nation wide. Enjoy and get to know more about Stacy here.

    Ep #121 Vernon Jackson Author/Barber/Poet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 52:41

    I met this guy at a party and knew immediately I needed to hear his whole story. Vernon Jackson is an author, writer, poet, barber, and all around excellent man. His book is about honest relationships and how to foster connection in your life, two things he has pretty much mastered. He wrote a book about it called: Looking Glass: A Man's Reflections Within the Scope of Dating & Relationships and we dive deep into the book and his perspective in this episode. Enjoy babes : )

    EP #120 Financial Expert Diania Merriam

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 47:40

    Diania comes to us as a branding specialist turned money expert, or as she likes to call it "enthusiastic about she manages money," rather than expert. Which I love because I have learned so much from her already. Her story seems unbelievable but she walks us through navigating financial freedom - no matter where you are with your finances in your life. She reminds us you have time and space to get it where you want to be. I'm excited to share she started a conference called Econome and it is happening in 2 weeks on November 13 & 14 here in Cincinnati - you can get your tickets here and use my code: NATALIEJONES for a discount when checking out. See ya'll on the beach retired as early as possible :)

    EP #119 Bud Stross of The Dent School House

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 34:10

    No way around it, this guy slaps at every aspect of life- And one of those aspects is how he is part owner of The Dent School House. He tells us alll about how it is actually haunted and what goes on behind the scenes. Lets get spooky!

    EP #118 ZOE Results over view with Dr. Tim Spector

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 41:27

    Ok here are the results from my ZOE journey : Blood sugar control was GOOD scored a 58. My blood fat control was POOR at 34 and my gut microbiome score is POOR at 17. Yikes, time to clean it up. Dr. Tim Spector goes over my results with me- which it turs out aren't the worst but leave some room for improvement. And after receiving these results I have changed the way I eat and honesty, my body has never worked better, I'm following the plan and I feel fantastic. I truly believe in this program and its valuable health information. If you want to try use my code: NATALIEJONES35 for a discount and holler at me with any questions.

    EP # 117 Telluride Blues and Brews festival Vol 3: Jerron Blind Boy Paxton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 43:13

    And we are rounding up the Telluride Blues and Brews series with Vol 3: Jerron Blind Boy Paxton. This is a man I felt an instant connection with and could have talked to forever and ever and ever. Music nerds get ready we about to go deep! Jerron is a legend in the making as he is fluent in the fiddle, banjo, harmonica, piano, guitar, ukuele, and the bones babe- not to mention a huge smile exuding joy so much love and a lotta great stories. He is a guy I was excited to see multiple times over the weekend. He knows no stranger and ain't got nothin but love, my kinda soul. Please enjoy and check out his music, oh and not to mention, we did this interview on my cell phone next to a stream in the middle of the mountains. It was a dream :)

    EP #116 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest Vol 2: Sugar Harp

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 28:35

    So for everything Telluride Blues and Brews make sure you check out the official website, and if you ever get the chance, go to the festival - Don't second guess, don't convince yourself you can't make it for whatever reason, just make it happed and I'll see you on the dance floor- at least one of them. For Volume 2 of this series we have another blues legend, Sugar Harp. He plays what he calls the, “down in the gutter, back alley, storytelling blues.” With a harmonica in his hands and a whole lotta feelin behind it. His music tells the stories of this life endured from Hanging with Jimi Hendrix to Woodstock to growing up poor is Alabama to playing today in place like Colorado on a picturesque campground stage that seems as if it's out of a movie. Me and Sugar Harp had this crazy convo on my phone in the likeness of Jerron Blind Boy Paxton and Fred Thomas- a guy who played in the James Brown band for over 30 years. This was an over whelming moment in life I am grateful I was able to capture a few moments of to share with ya'll. From Uber Eats to the Music Maker Foundation, enjoy the ride with Sugar Harp.

    EP #115 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest Vol I: Mitch Woods

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 20:18

    So this whole experience I'm about to share with you is really special to my heart. We have 3 episodes coming up that I got to record while at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 2021 last month. And ya'll know I used to live in Telluride Colorado and find it's where my soul is most at home. So I was over joyed when I got to collide my new life here in Cincy with Q102 and my former life in Colorado at the Festival, by recording some rad podcasts and meeting some legendary genre-shapers of our time. First here is Mitch Woods, he is a rock-a-boogie pianist who brings the freakin' heat wherever he goes. I have no idea how old this man is but I gotta tell ya, he has the energy of a 23yr old who just fell in love for the first time.  We recorded this conversation in an ice hockey rink that was turned into a venue, here we are in the green room sitting cozy on a couch :) Please enjoy our short little convo and check out his music here

    #114 GO BANANAS Lee Kimbrel and Ran Barnaclo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 44:36

    Go Bananas is back open and we are here to talk about it. Check out their newest website at -

    #113 Chelsea Handler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 23:28

    THE GOAT my co-host and I got to interview Chelsea Handler before she went on stage here in Cincinnati on her latest, Vaccinated and Horny Tour 2021. So how horny is she? I asked her, she answers ;)

    #112 Rob Willey / TALL GRASS FILMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 31:26

    When Chase Crawford says I gotta friend with a great film premiering and you gotta meet him, you simple do as told. Rob Willey is from BC and comes at us with the US Premiere of his latest feature length film RIVER ROAD which by the way, was nominated for 7 Leo Awards (the British Columbia version of the Academy Awards) and is showing at the WoodWard Theatre tonight 10-1-2021 check it out yall and enjoy:) Film Production : TALL GRASS FILMS @rob.willey

    EP #111 Tim Timmerman!!!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 51:32

    You know him, you love him, my co-worker and lover of life. Tim and I just have a lot of fun. LOVE this episode.

    EP #110 Tim Spector of ZOE Vol. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 53:16

    So lets continue with all of your questions sent into me. One thing Tim makes clear: the more diverse whole foods in our diet, the better. Next time we chat I will be discussing my ZOE results. Wish me all the luck.

    EP #109 Dr. Tim Spector of ZOE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 41:42

    Everything you have learned about food is wrong. This is what our guest likes to start out with. Dr. Tim Spector is normalizing nutrition through the power of science. He is a British Epidemiologist, Professor, author, and doctor, and human rights enthusiast and now, Person of Interest. Specializing in what is near and dear to my heart, health and nutrition specifically our gut microbiomes. My man. Did you know inflammation is the leading cause of disease? Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in America? Let's take control of our health and our bodies bc when we have health, we have it all.

    EP #108 The Heavy Hours Band

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 53:53

    These Cincy born and bred musicians are taking us all by storm with their latest EP Wildfire which they co-wrote with Dan Auerbach NBD. But working with big name talent like Dan isn't anything new for these guys. Since day one they have been catching the attention of music industry big wigs and artists who have some grit in the game-showing them how to play big songs and make big music. I enjoyed the shit out of this interview/conversation and love their music just the same. As they head out on tour with St. Paul and the Broken Bells and a fresh track of songs to sink their teeth into I'd say we caught them at a pretty great time to be a Heavy Hour. Please enjoy John, AJ, and Mike (not interviewed was Flint) we'll see ya next time man. Listen here to the Wildfire EP

    EP #107 Kick Lee - Cincinnati Music Accelerator

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 68:44

    Its hard to write an intro about a guy who has given so much to so many. I feel like no matter what I say here is going to be good enough. After growing up in the foster system Kick Lee decided he's gotta give back and love those around him the only way he knows how- through music. He started The Cincinnati Music Accelerator with the dream and vision to empower other artists like himself by teaching them alllll the stuff no one tells you you gotta know to be successful in the music industry.  From negotiating classes to pop-up concerts, Kick is on a mission to create a watering hole of culture for musicians and artists alike right here in Cincinnati. A deep soul and even bigger heart, enjoy Kick Lee.

    EP #106 Frank Marzullo- your favorite weather man

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 72:26

    Frank is hilarious and an excellent weather man. Did you know he speaks in "news weather voice" all the time and that one of his kids has a secret TikTok account? Or do you just want to know more drama behind the news media!? We laugh our way through this one. Enjoy!

    EP #105 Hannah Lowen of New Riff Distilling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 54:09

    As general manager and VP of Operations at New Riff Distilling this girl has earned herself a spot at the top of the Bourbon community. Especially bc she has been with New Riff since before they had a bourbon to sell. A proud new mom and with 10 years under her belt with New Riff - she is a blast to talk to. Sit back, pour a drink, and enjoy :)


    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 20:43

    Well well well, every once in a while you get to meet someone who is known for doing something no one else can. And today I got to do just that, I met Joey Chestnut, The Hotdog Eating Champion of the World 14 times over. And let me tell ya, I'm really glad I did bc he is a really cool guy who I will now watch and not follow my stomach and turn when his competitions come on TV. He hates salads and Loves Donna Summer- meet Joey Chestnut everybody!

    EP #102 Good Plates Eatery - Jamie and Andrew

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 53:58

    OOHHH this is a love story and a success story ! These two make a perfect combo- she is type A and he is just not :) Together they made Good Plates Eatery in Clifton - open now. Attention to detail and a lot of love go into everything they do. Check out our convo and their amazing restaurant. They sell beer too!

    EP #102 Harris Media - Rudy Harris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 65:47

    Rudy Harris is running the premiere communications and marketing agency in Cincinnati- and a really rad dude and now a friend of mine. He believes in hard work and more than anything- paying in forward, which I couldn't agree with more. Ladies and Gentlemen- Rudy Harris of Harris Media Co.

    EP #101 Aaron Bley of the CABVI

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 38:32

    You ever met someone you just love so much you want everyone else to know about them- that's how I feel about Aaron! A great friend and colleague, he has followed his passions through life which has secured him in the non-profit sector at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Enjoy babes :)

    EP #100 Keli Spanier of Colette Paperie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 52:14

    You know why this woman sparks joy? Because she finds humor in everything, including the process of helping her mom pass a few years back due to cancer. Joy and humor in the toughest of times is my jam and it's an honor to share Keli's story with yall. She is now the proud founder and owner of a passion project turned thriving business : Colette Paperie - a notecard, magnet, notepad, keychain, sticker company born right from her heart in her house. My personal favorite notecard reads, " someone who absolutely smashed it every damn day" - Yeah, that's Keli ;)

    #99 Comedian Kelly Collette **Uncensored**

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 79:01

    Well well well, we are back and laughing out loud in this with Kelly Collette. Talking about comedy experiences and how a stripper stole her bathing suit in high school. And that's only the beginning. She is a local and internationally known comedian working the hustle for 10+ years. Check her out locally, book her for a show, buy her artwork, or have her tattoo you some new eyebrows - yes, she does all of those things. Enjoy babes

    EP #98 Todd Graves Founder and CEO of Raising Canes- and Restaurant Recovery TV Show Host

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 29:43

    Ya'll know how much I love Raising Canes, and today I got to talk to Founder and CEO Todd Graves. A chicken Finger dream come true:) Did you know he was asked to be on the Bachelor TV show? He didn't do it - but he is on his own show now on Discovery+ and the Cooking Channel called Restaurant Recovery. He travels America saving restaurants affected by COVID. Oh bring on all the happy tears and journey's along the way. New episodes airing tonight on The Cooking Channel.

    EP #97 - Fitness Freak Babe Krissy Grote is BACK!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 46:59

    Talent manager by day, Model and Podcaster by night. Krissy Grote tackles fitness, nutrition, lifestyle, design and community on her podcast , "What the F*t?!". Making Girlies out of us all by celebrating those around her and championing the power of storytelling. This is Krissy's third time on with us, and we are totally on the Mental Health vibe :)

    Dr. Sarah Crawford of Anchor Wellness - The Perfect blend of Western and Holistic Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 63:18

    What do you want in a doctor? With Dr. Crawford there is nothing she can't make seem achievable and easy to understand. Listen up and check her out if you want to get the best of both worlds :)

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