Brendan O’Connor might as well be called Mr. Orlando. This guy is my bestie and a true champion for our town. As Editor-in-Chief of Bungalower, he strives to connect people with causes and shares his passion for art and nature with a kind heart and a generous spirit. Listen in to the tale of his Canadian childhood and a couple of times when we get pretty honest with each other.
Diana Griffith is a powerhouse voice for women in Orlando. Her interviews on her own podcast, Orlando Lady Boss, are some of the best I’ve listened to. She’s caring and funny and loves this city and you can tell just how much as we chat about life, love, loss, and finding a path to what moves you.
Jill Rhodus is the jam. She also makes jam. Smiling Goat Jam. Probably the best jam I’ve ever had. If you don’t know Smiling Goat Jams, look her up. She’s started making shrubs and they’re my favorite sober-time drink. Jill is a native, like me, and we get to know each other better and swap stories of growing up Floridian in this episode of Townie Talks.
Seth Daniels is clever, skilled, and genuinely a good dude. His work as Freehand Goods is some of the finest leatherwork around, but he has a nose for more than just leather. The way he describes a scent is like no one I’ve met. In this episode of Townie Talks, we get off topic a little and I find out exactly what aftershave is for.
Jordan Eichenblatt is one tough cookie. The camera loves this guy and the energy he shares with our city is palpable. He is a positive force for sharing the best of Orlando's vittles on his show, Brunch Bros, with co-host John Rawlins. Listen in as we talk about hitting an all time low, rising back up, and moving and shaking all over this City Beautiful.
Tiffany Lano is a maker. She has committed to making her own clothes and now is committed to forging a new path in life. While I want to turn her dog Henri into a multi-million-dollar superstar pet, she has other plans. Or does she? Listen in as we talk about changing careers, traveling, toilet-papering houses, and making everyone take driving lessons.
Kristine Thomas is a tornado of wellness inspiration. Her recipes are simple, healthy, and uber delicious. Give her two minutes to talk about innovation in the world of nutrition and she’ll blow your mind. We talk about being optimists, discovering value in others, and the beauty of VHS movies. Find out about Welli here.
This woman is one with a heart for dogs, and a life full of community connection. She's the PR pro behind the Orange County Public Library System. She has been in and of Orlando for years and is one of the most fun goat yoga partners I've ever had. We talk dog training, losing the ones we love, the perfect room, and the power of being a good listener.
The host of Mondayvation Talks on Studio17TV, Kelda Senior is a woman like no other. She is a strategic communicator, public information officer, lover of community, and passionate about getting to the point. In this episode we talk about what she would NEVER do again, how she would spend all her free time if she never slept, and the scent that defines her childhood.