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Welcome to the Small Town Big Dreams podcast... thoughtful conversations with incredible people sharing their unique stories. Recorded in Twin Falls, ID.

Latest Episodes

Ep #9 | Living as an Atheist In a Small, Conservative Town with Brandon Glauner

What's it like living as an atheist in a small, conservative town in a very red state? Brandon Glauner shares his story.

44 MIN2017 OCT 23
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Ep #9 | Living as an Atheist In a Small, Conservative Town with Brandon Glauner

Ep #8 | Partying With Carrot Top, Drunk Make-Outs, and Sailing to Alaska with Katie & Steve

As Katie & Steve discuss studying, performing, and touring with the top improv comedy schools in the nation, they share why improv is so incredible for ANYONE to participate in, even if brand new to it. They make the case that the skills from the classroom translate to life in a powerful, life-changing way.

44 MIN2017 OCT 4
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Ep #8 | Partying With Carrot Top, Drunk Make-Outs, and Sailing to Alaska with Katie & Steve

Ep #7 | Chinese Acrobats, Black Violin, and Arts on Tour with Camille Barigar

President Trump proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts in FY 2018. This would have a local impact in our town of Twin Falls, ID, as our College of Southern Idaho Arts on Tour program would lose a chunk of funding. The Director of Community Enrichment, Camille Barigar, who runs Arts on Tour, shares her story.

37 MIN2017 SEP 22
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Ep #7 | Chinese Acrobats, Black Violin, and Arts on Tour with Camille Barigar

Ep #6 | A Rabbi and an Artist Walk Into a Bar... with Robin & Tony

A jewelry software specialist from Boston moves to Twin Falls to start a ceramic shop... talk about a unique story! The second the STBD series, "Where's the art community in Twin Falls?" we chat with Robin & Tony, artists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and married couple.

35 MIN2017 SEP 5
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Ep #6 | A Rabbi and an Artist Walk Into a Bar... with Robin & Tony

Ep #5 | Working as an Actress in a Small Town with Meghan Burnham

The first in a new series, "Where's the art community in Twin Falls?" Meghan Burnham, one of the Magic Valley's busiest actresses, discusses why you, yes YOU, should hear about Twin Falls theatre. A must-hear for high school students (or anyone, really) considering getting involved with theatre.

37 MIN2017 AUG 17
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Ep #5 | Working as an Actress in a Small Town with Meghan Burnham

Ep #4 | Jen Blair Pt 2

In the conclusion to my chat with Jen, she shares about the organization "Mama Dragons," a place of hope and connection for moms of LGBT kids struggling to find a community. She also discusses bullying taking place here in Twin Falls, and why isolation is a high-stakes, urgent issue.

39 MIN2017 AUG 4
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Ep #4 | Jen Blair Pt 2

Ep #3 | Mormon, Mom, & When My Son Came Out with Jen Blair

In Part 1 of this conversation, I sat down with Jen Blair to hear about her story of being a highly active member of the Mormon Church, to becoming a parent of a son who came out as gay, and how she not only moved forward, but became an advocate for LGBT youth & families on a national level.

35 MIN2017 JUL 30
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Ep #3 | Mormon, Mom, & When My Son Came Out with Jen Blair

Ep #2 | LGBT Rights and Hosting Pride Events in a Small Town with Brandon Tesch

In Episode 2, I chat with Brandon Tesch, who helps lead Magic Valley Pride, our conservative town's first local LGBT pride organization. *Correction: I originally stated that Brandon LEADS Magic Valley Pride. He is Director of Entertainment, part of a committee who shares responsibility.

28 MIN2017 JUL 12
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Ep #2 | LGBT Rights and Hosting Pride Events in a Small Town with Brandon Tesch

Ep #1 | Resettling from Afghanistan to a Small, Conservative town with Navid

Refugee resettlement... a national conversation with local ramifications! In this first episode of Small Town Big Dreams, I sit down with Navid, a man who recently resettled to Twin Falls from Afghanistan.

37 MIN2017 MAY 23
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Ep #1 | Resettling from Afghanistan to a Small, Conservative town with Navid
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Latest Episodes

Ep #9 | Living as an Atheist In a Small, Conservative Town with Brandon Glauner

What's it like living as an atheist in a small, conservative town in a very red state? Brandon Glauner shares his story.

44 MIN2017 OCT 23
Comments
Ep #9 | Living as an Atheist In a Small, Conservative Town with Brandon Glauner

Ep #8 | Partying With Carrot Top, Drunk Make-Outs, and Sailing to Alaska with Katie & Steve

As Katie & Steve discuss studying, performing, and touring with the top improv comedy schools in the nation, they share why improv is so incredible for ANYONE to participate in, even if brand new to it. They make the case that the skills from the classroom translate to life in a powerful, life-changing way.

44 MIN2017 OCT 4
Comments
Ep #8 | Partying With Carrot Top, Drunk Make-Outs, and Sailing to Alaska with Katie & Steve

Ep #7 | Chinese Acrobats, Black Violin, and Arts on Tour with Camille Barigar

President Trump proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts in FY 2018. This would have a local impact in our town of Twin Falls, ID, as our College of Southern Idaho Arts on Tour program would lose a chunk of funding. The Director of Community Enrichment, Camille Barigar, who runs Arts on Tour, shares her story.

37 MIN2017 SEP 22
Comments
Ep #7 | Chinese Acrobats, Black Violin, and Arts on Tour with Camille Barigar

Ep #6 | A Rabbi and an Artist Walk Into a Bar... with Robin & Tony

A jewelry software specialist from Boston moves to Twin Falls to start a ceramic shop... talk about a unique story! The second the STBD series, "Where's the art community in Twin Falls?" we chat with Robin & Tony, artists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and married couple.

35 MIN2017 SEP 5
Comments
Ep #6 | A Rabbi and an Artist Walk Into a Bar... with Robin & Tony

Ep #5 | Working as an Actress in a Small Town with Meghan Burnham

The first in a new series, "Where's the art community in Twin Falls?" Meghan Burnham, one of the Magic Valley's busiest actresses, discusses why you, yes YOU, should hear about Twin Falls theatre. A must-hear for high school students (or anyone, really) considering getting involved with theatre.

37 MIN2017 AUG 17
Comments
Ep #5 | Working as an Actress in a Small Town with Meghan Burnham

Ep #4 | Jen Blair Pt 2

In the conclusion to my chat with Jen, she shares about the organization "Mama Dragons," a place of hope and connection for moms of LGBT kids struggling to find a community. She also discusses bullying taking place here in Twin Falls, and why isolation is a high-stakes, urgent issue.

39 MIN2017 AUG 4
Comments
Ep #4 | Jen Blair Pt 2

Ep #3 | Mormon, Mom, & When My Son Came Out with Jen Blair

In Part 1 of this conversation, I sat down with Jen Blair to hear about her story of being a highly active member of the Mormon Church, to becoming a parent of a son who came out as gay, and how she not only moved forward, but became an advocate for LGBT youth & families on a national level.

35 MIN2017 JUL 30
Comments
Ep #3 | Mormon, Mom, & When My Son Came Out with Jen Blair

Ep #2 | LGBT Rights and Hosting Pride Events in a Small Town with Brandon Tesch

In Episode 2, I chat with Brandon Tesch, who helps lead Magic Valley Pride, our conservative town's first local LGBT pride organization. *Correction: I originally stated that Brandon LEADS Magic Valley Pride. He is Director of Entertainment, part of a committee who shares responsibility.

28 MIN2017 JUL 12
Comments
Ep #2 | LGBT Rights and Hosting Pride Events in a Small Town with Brandon Tesch

Ep #1 | Resettling from Afghanistan to a Small, Conservative town with Navid

Refugee resettlement... a national conversation with local ramifications! In this first episode of Small Town Big Dreams, I sit down with Navid, a man who recently resettled to Twin Falls from Afghanistan.

37 MIN2017 MAY 23
Comments
Ep #1 | Resettling from Afghanistan to a Small, Conservative town with Navid
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