Fortyish 67 – Scott Lykins is a 40ish Single Dude and Loves It

Former podcaster, beer industry stalwart, and nice fella Scott Lykins ran into Dan on the street awhile back and said he needed to share HIS perspective on being 40 and single – so Dan took him up on the challenge. In this quick conversation, Dan discovers a few new things and Scott ruminates on a life well lived to this point, but isn’t quite so sure about the future.

Stephanie, meanwhile, is out again this week sharing her excellence in digital marketing with the rest of the cool kids.

Fortyish 66 – Phil Kollin Has Wanderlust

At the tender age of almost 40, Phil Kollin has led an interesting life traversing the United States with his wife doing…lots of different things. A few years back, they settled in Louisville and Phil took a great job doing great things for a great organization in a great town. Then, he quit to do something else. It’s just what he does and his story could inspire you to take a leap and go on your next adventure in life!

Fortyish 65 – The Fear Is Here

As you get older, you just have a lot more to lose – and we’re not talking necessarily about “stuff”. Stephanie and Dan run down their personal list of 5 things that they’re most afraid of at 40ish and they’re lock in step on a few, leading them to believe that they have a lot in common with a lot of you.

Rusty Satellite 223 – Mike Rutherford and Norm Stamper

Rusty welcomes the authors of two fascinating books into the Louisville.am studios this week. First up is Mike Rutherford, creator of the Card Chronicle, half of the Ramsey and Rutherford sports talk show, and the author of 100 Things Louisville Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. The timing of the book’s release is odd, given it has a foreword from Rick Pitino. But there’s also a chapter entitled “What Did Freedom Hall Smell Like” and other gems that make it a must-read for Card fans.
Norm Stamper visited the city this week to talk about his ideas for fixing America’s police, a concept that hasn’t been universally accepted by local police forces. He did a media tour here and a town hall in the West End, My friend Chris Thieneman brought him here because he was inspired by Stamper’s ideas
In the news, I was sad to see the announcement that there’s an end in sight for the popular Hometown Heroes banner series. And while I was shocked, and pleased, to see Republican Sen. Dan Seum get behind a plan to legalize marijuana to help solve the state’s pension crisis, it was no surprise to hear mini-Trump Gov. Matt Bevin proclaim that two things aren’t going to happen during his term — the legalization of marijuana or the advent of casino gambling.
The big events I’m up for this week are the Garvin Gate Blues Festival and the U of L football game at Noon Saturday. And don’t forget the Aviation Heritage Festival at Bowman Field. Thanks for downloading the show, and please tell your friends to give it a listen. .

Fortyish 64 – A Few Things To Make Life Better

Let’s face it, at our age, we’ve learned a few things in life but still have more we could take away from the day-to-day to make things just a little…smoother. As an entrepreneur, Stephanie found a great blog post on things to cut out in order to improve life and business so she and Dan go through it to weigh in on where they are with that stuff.

Rusty Satellite 220 – Shadwick Wilde and Peggy Noe Stevens

‘Tis the season for football and festivals around here, and we’re fired up for a big one — the long-awaited Bourbon and Beyond down at Champions Park. There are talented chefs, experts in bourbon and of course a musical lineup of acts not seen around here since Forecastle.

Rusty is all in for seeing Jonny Lang and Trombone Shorty, but is fortunate enough to have persuaded Peggy Noe Stevens to come by the Louisville.am studios for a lesson in mixing bourbon and women. Stevens spent many years in high-profile corporate hospitality positions at Brown-Forman before going out on her own a decade ago. That decision was a rousing success, as today she counts distilleries as clients and operates the Bourbon Women Association.

Shadwick Wilde spends much of his time on the road, touring with his band Quiet Hollers, but is playing a rare local show in Old Louisville on Saturday. I talk with Shadwick after band practice about music, life and surviving. Quiet Hollers just released its third album, thanks to some support from SonaBlast Records.

I found some similarities in Wilde’s life to another fiercely independent and driven musician – Bruce Springsteen, whose biography I’m currently enthusiastically reading.

In the news, a planned athletic facility in West Louisville adds to the momentum already underway in the Russell neighborhood. And while the Louisville Cardinals failed in their big test against Clemson last week, they’ll be back at it at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, while UK takes on Florida in Lexington.

Fortyish 62 – Supporting Your Spouse In the Busy Season

If you listen to the show, you know that life has been a little….nuts for Dan. Stephanie agreed to bring in Megan Bayles Bartley, licensed family therapist, to talk about how to stay connected with your spouse when it seems like there’s 10 pounds of sugar and a 5 pound bag. This is a must listen if you feel like you’re living with a roommate, not a husband or wife.

Rusty Satellite 218 – Fred Minnick and John Stewart

Rusty is ready to party, so he welcomes in the region’s premier bourbon ambassador and the organizer of an event devoted to our favorite temptations – bourbon, beer and, yes, bacon.

We get started with Fred Minnick, making his second Rusty Satellite appearance, this time to talk about his role at the upcoming Bourbon and Beyond event Sept. 23-24. Fred, author of six books and an in-demand speaker, tells us about the bourbon focus at the event, starting with his own mini-bar. Like me, though, Fred’s a big fan of some of the musical acts, including Joe Bonnamassa, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang. Find out more at BourbonAndBeyond.com.

First, though, get your tickets for Saturday’s Bacon, Bourbon and Beer Festival at Bowman Field. You know the name Stewart Promotions, which has been promoting flea markets and Christmas shows at the Fairgrounds for decades. John Stewart grew up in the business, but came up with the idea of a special event to benefit Kosair Charities. This is the third one, but the other two were held in January at the Mellwood Arts Center. Clear skies are forecast for Saturday. Get a $10 discount by getting your tickets at B3Fest.com and using the promo code “kosairkids.”

I did tell you that Jeff Brohm’s Purdue squad would give the Louisville Cardinals all they could handle in the football opener last week. Now the Cards have their hands full again, taking on North Carolina on the road in the ACC opener. Speaking of opening, the new Waylon’s Feed and Firewater is now open in St. Matthews. And we got word this week that Jeffersontown’s best-kept secret — the identity of the restaurant operator going in at Taylorsville and Watterson — is the city’s third Feast BBQ. It will open next year.

Don’t forget that on Tuesday, the Breakfast of Champions welcomes Passport Health Plan CEO Mark Carter. It starts at 7:30 a.m. at the University Club– please join us by bringing $20 for a hot buffet breakfast and some great networking.

Thanks for listening to the city’s most interesting podcast, and please contact me at rick@louisvilleky.com if you have ideas for the show.