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Railbird’s Nest #22: Melissa Klimo-Major on Balance & Brews

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Melissa Klimo-Major (@BalanceandBrews) settled into the nest to talk about her company, Balance and Brews. We talked about being an entrepreneur in Cleveland – that’s a theme with me – but also about expansion and future plans. Two podcasts in a row from Cleveland brands have me thinking something; you canContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #22: Melissa Klimo-Major on Balance & Brews”

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Railbird’s Nest #21: Lauren Kluth Dishes on CLESeats

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Lauren Kluth (@CLESeats) settles into the nest to talk about new Cleveland dining brand CLESeats. From the nuts and bolts to the CLESeats service to what it’s like walking into a restaurant trying to sell a marketing service, we get into Lauren’s journey (so far) in her corner of the ClevelandContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #21: Lauren Kluth Dishes on CLESeats”

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Railbird’s Nest #19: Nick Larche; Booze Always Helps

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Nick Larche (@Larche_N) – or Nicholas when he’s wearing a tie – flew by the nest to talk about HR strategy and firing the Yelp girl. I didn’t get a chance to ask Nick half of the things I’d like to, so he’ll be back on soon. I just need to get him drunk.Continue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #19: Nick Larche; Booze Always Helps”

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Railbird’s Nest #15: Vince Guerrieri and Cleveland Football Franchise Moves

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Vince Guerrieri (@vinceguerrieri) flies by the nest because the St. Louis Rams move to Los Angeles sparked a conversation about the circumstances that led the Cleveland Rams to move to the very same city 70 years prior. We talk about the NFL politics that led to two different instances of NFLContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #15: Vince Guerrieri and Cleveland Football Franchise Moves”

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Railbird’s Nest #13: Bob McDonald and Cleveland State Athletics

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Today, Bob McDonald (@BobMcDonald) stopped by the nest to talk about Cleveland State University Athletics. We hit Cleveland history, the current student body, what it’s like covering sports for CSU in a landscape that largely ignores local collegiate athletics, and find out that Bob may have authored the best website inContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #13: Bob McDonald and Cleveland State Athletics”

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Railbird’s Nest #12: Allan Fee on Radio and Civil Strife

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS    Allan Fee (@AllanFee) finishes off 2015 with a call to Railbird’s Nest to talk about fun things, but we ended up talking about serious things. Things went from some inside-radio talk, through a few quick football ideas, to a long conversation about Tamir Rice, protests, and the civil establishment inContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #12: Allan Fee on Radio and Civil Strife”

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Railbird’s Nest #10: Josh Womack and Laugh Staff

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Josh Womack (@JoshuaWomack82) calls the podcast to talk about stand-up comedy, Laugh Staff (@LaughStaff), his new gig copy writing at Progressive Insurance (@Progressive). (I made a big deal in the intro about Josh telling us where he works later in the show, but why keep that a secret if I can promote thatContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #10: Josh Womack and Laugh Staff”

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Railbird’s Nest #8: Ken Carman Has a Past

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  It finally happened. Ken Carman (@KenCarman) called the studio1My basement. and took me to school. We talked about his current gig – the morning festivities at 92.3 the Fan – his past gigs – the Hellride on the Fan, some station in Akron no one ever listened to, the Akron RubberducksContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #8: Ken Carman Has a Past”

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Railbird’s Nest #3: Allan Fee talks Cleveland… from Seattle

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Allan Fee called in from Seattle, Washington to talk about old times. If there was any doubt where our hearts lay, we started off talking football. His Seattle Seahawks don’t suck, my Cleveland Browns… well… WE HAVE THE SAME RECORD! Allan’s 15 years in Cleveland showed him the best of theContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #3: Allan Fee talks Cleveland… from Seattle”

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Cleveland Scene Killed Cleveland Sports Talk Radio. Almost.

The qualities I appreciate the most about Cleveland Scene Magazine are on full display in this week’s cover story about the sad state of Cleveland sports talk radio; aggressive style, civic responsibility, and swear words. Civic responsibility may seem heavy-handed for praise about a column excoriating sports talk radio stations, but for a citizenry whoContinue Reading “Cleveland Scene Killed Cleveland Sports Talk Radio. Almost.”