The Crunch Zone 97 – Post-Clemson, Pre-Kent

TCZ was without Mark Blakenbaker  so Joe Kelly attempted to man the wheel with Dave Scull, LJ, & introducing TCZ’s little brother Matt McGavic. The guys talked Clemson, went off the rails, regathered and talked Kent State, finishing with Dr. Colby from AcuBalance in Middletown for Dudes Talking. Dr. Colby walks us through how he fixed TBG’s back and why TBG’s left hand no longer shakes simply using needles, & Fire Cupping

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.

TCZ 96 – College Gameday Knows Where The Action Is

Louisville hosts #3 Clemson in Primetime at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.  College Game Day, Defending National Champions, Heisman Trophy Winner.  Cards vs. Tigers.  ‘Nuff Said.

Mark Blankenbaker, Joe Kelly, Dave Scull, LJ ‘The Bucket Hat King” and Drew Poynter broke down the match-up.

Rusty Satellite 219 – Eric Gregory and Dawn Beahl

There aren’t many weeks in which more big events are going on — and Rusty is here to help make sure you don’t miss anything. Let’s start with this week’s most interesting people.
My first guest is Eric Gregory, who is living proof that majoring in journalism can lead to gainful employment in the bourbon industry. Eric is the executive director of the Kentucky Distillers Association, and is busy keeping track of and hosting events associated with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown. I stopped in at the Bourbon Hall of Fame luncheon, which was honoring Makers Mark’s Bill Samuels,
Up next is Dawn Beahl, who is hosting a huge fundraiser for Office Nick Rodman on Friday. Rodman was the officer who died in March after a criminal rammed his squad car. He left behind and wife and two young children. Beahl, the wife of a police officer who was close to the Rodmans, is expecting up to 1,000 people at the Fairgrounds Friday.
I’ve got a Dan Johnson update, and another opportunity to question Gov. Bevin’s logic. But the big news is the game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday between the Cards, ranked 14th, and #3 Clemson. ESPN is here for GameDay, and we learned this week where the Unitas statue is going. Among the events around town are the Gaslight Festival in Jtown and the Jug Band Jubilee on the Waterfront.
Thanks for tuning in to the show, and be sure to tell your friends about the most interesting podcast in the ‘Ville.

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.

Fortyish 61 – 20 Great Things About Being 40

If being 40 provides nothing else, it provides an appreciation for other peoples’ perspectives. Stephanie and Dan reconvene to discuss a blog post somebody put up on 40 Great Things About Being 40 – but only do 20 of them. Some make sense, others get a little…..uncomfortable. Take a listen and see where you fall. Plus they find a couple of things that make life better in “Whatcha Like This Week”.