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Author: Jeff Himstedt- Reagan Leslie- Tyler Frazee

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The People of Peoria Podcast is a local show that exists to introduce you to the people and places that shape the culture of the Peoria, Illinois area the most. Join us Host Jeff Himstedt, co-host Reagan Leslie and producer Tyler Frazee, as we learn the stories behind the places we all know and love, grab coffee (or a beer) with the people who are making a difference in the community, and discover things about Peoria we never knew! Got ideas for the show or businesses, people, and organizations that should be featured? Send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com.
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“How To Eat An Oyster”

“How To Eat An Oyster”

2023-02-0101:03:02

The gang took the short hop across the river and sat down with Tate of Jonah’s Seafood House. Talked about everything from the epitome of “family business”, the proper way to eat an oyster, and how hospitality has and will always be about the people. If you're hungry, pull up a seat and join us for another episode!https://www.jonahsseafood.com/
Twistedaways (Aareon)

Twistedaways (Aareon)

2023-01-2530:50

We sat down with the person who is all about "No Scraps Left Behind" with Aareon of Twistedaways! A different form of art that Twistedaways has to offer. Aareon gives us the inside of how and why he started Twistedaways.  - Instagram @twistedawayshttps://www.twistedaways.com/
ART....Listen

ART....Listen

2023-01-1801:04:20

We had an great time talking ART in a BIG way with Mae Gilliland Wright of Big Picture Initiative, Peoria's 501(c)(3) organization centered around using art and creative experiences to bring about social and economic change. Join us as we talk augmented reality, and how even the most serious science enthusiasts are, in fact, artists in their own right. Always a good time when we're talking beautifying the city we all know and love, even better when residents get to be a part of its creation!Instagram: @bigpicturepeoriaFacebook: Big Picture Peoriawww.bigpicturepeoria.org
The Table (Karen Lewis)

The Table (Karen Lewis)

2023-01-1101:00:10

Karen Lewis decided to switch up the restaurant industry with an exciting event center. Although you can walk in and get pizza any day of the week they will have special events with local chefs, music, and drinks. It's such a unique and interesting business. We are excited to share with you guys. Be sure to check out The Table with the links below. https://www.thetablepeoria.com/
The Gang Talks

The Gang Talks

2023-01-0439:06

Its been a fun ride so far everyone! In just a few months we have learned so much about this podcasting thing and the networking has been awesome! We invited Bre back to talk more about her business Real Smooth Foods. We answer some Q&A questions  and talk about the future of the podcast...hot air balloon? 
SLE All Day

SLE All Day

2022-12-2839:40

Mike Little (Owner and Founder of Sexy Little Eatery) KNOWS southern food and KNOWS how to take care of his customers. His block building at 1112 W Pioneer Parkway is filled with love and amazing food. Buffet Style, Dine in, or Catering. Mike and his crew will leave you full and wanting more next week! Check them out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/sexylittleeatery/
Madison Theatre

Madison Theatre

2022-12-2157:32

The history of this unassuming building at 502 Main Street Peoria IL dates back to 1920 when the theater was built! It was originally a movie theater then hosted live music including Linkin Park and The Smashing Pumpkins until 2003 when the doors were closed. The new owners are on a mission to bring 502 back to its original glory! Social Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/TheMadisonPreservationAssociation?mibextid=LQQJ4dhttps://instagram.com/the_madison_preservation_assn?igshid=YWJhMjlhZTc=Link to Liam…https://www.facebook.com/189840255472/posts/the-cost-of-the-entire-surgery-is-104000-before-it-can-even-be-scheduled-the-fam/10167343003920473/
Bre tells us that greens are healthy and almond milk indeed comes from almonds. Her healthy take on smoothies has transformed into the Owner of Real Smooth Foods located in Junction City.Instagram: @realsmoothfoods Facebook: Real Smooth Foods Take a listen and let us know what you think!
We chatted with Brad Motteler the owner of Blank Slate Painting Co. We learned how painting 20 ft murals in his college house evolved to becoming Peoria's #1 premiere painting company! Along side Brad is Allison the one who keeps the squeaky wheels greased and the wolves at bay! Its always exciting to hear people talk about their passions and this episode was no exception! find them on social @blankslatepatiningco mention us for their BOGO on rooms through the end of the year! 
This week we visited Mike Chasteen Jr a local dirt track driver! This episode is not about a bunch of "left turns" trust us.  Mike talks about the business and marketing side of the sport the doesn't often get talked about.  If you know nothing about dirt track racing trust me Reagan (Co-Host) does not either but after this she was very intrigued.  Be sure to check out his social media posted below! Instagram: @mchasteenjrYoutube: @ChasteenRaceMedia Facebook: Mike Chasteen Jr Race Media https://www.facebook.com/MCJrMedia/
Jon set us up in the Northwoods Church studio and we got to chat about religion, where Northwoods started, dog poop, and the extraordinary christmas program they have every year. Thanks to our sponsor @309Cultures Be sure to check out his instagram for more information on his event December 3rd.
Ho Ho Ho (Santa Bill)

Ho Ho Ho (Santa Bill)

2022-11-1650:26

We sat down and talked with Santa Bill this week. What he does for the children at OSF and Methodist is absoulutley incredible. But he can't do this on his own. Please find his Facebook: @Santabillshospitalhelpers to learn how you can contribute to spreading a little joy!
Michael Vandy (Owner Of Waters Edge Winery) sits down with the crew to talk about the successes and struggles of his winery in the heights. Getting through covid, overcoming brain tumors , and the worries of the upcoming winter months or just few things that make this interview exiting! Mike also offer domestic beers for those of us that are sticking to our younger days and refuse to "expand our pallet"!Be sure to find him on Social Media: @wateredgewinery_ph Stop in for a glass! 4450 N Prospect Rd Suite S-12 Peoria Heights , IL 61616Give Mike a buzz to make party reservations (309) 682-9463
That's A Wrap  (CJ signs)

That's A Wrap (CJ signs)

2022-11-0601:15:23

This week we visited Charlie Johnson at CJ Signs and dove into all the extraordinary items he makes. Window Tint, Vehicle Wraps, Signage, Business Cards and many many more. He has established an incredible business starting from the ground up. Find him on Social Media: @cjsigns  www.cj-signs.comBig thanks to Rambler-Peoria and Whiskey City Images for sponsoring this episode! 
HEY PEORIA!!!!It was a great talk with Jon the passionate man behind 309 cultures. Joe is grinding hard to achieve his kraut goals and is making a great name for his self! It was a topic we didn't know a ton about so this was a very interesting to learn the process of what he does and where he is heading! check him out on insta @309cultures 
Electrobrew For You

Electrobrew For You

2022-10-2901:00:43

We had a great time talking with Tim Anders the founder of ElectroBrew a hydrating coffee. His background in farming, dancing, landscaping somehow ended up with him making one awesome brew!Check out ElectroBrew on:Instagram @ecectrobrewwww.electrobrew.com thank you to Bellevue tap for sponsoring this episode! GOOD FOOD.... COLD BEEER and amazing Korean bbq wings.. get traditional..not boneless..grow up! 
I wish there were the perfect words to put here in the description for this one, but there simply aren't. More than anything, Alex and I (Austin) just want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who supported this project over the years. As life has changed, it has made it more difficult for us to focus on this podcast we love so dearly.In today's episode, we're reminiscing on the conversations we've been able to have, and announcing who will be taking over as the next host of The People of Peoria Podcast! This podcast isn't done; in fact, we hope it's just beginning!We want to encourage you to continue to support this show, continue to champion the stories of the beautiful people that make Peoria so great, and remember that this community has so much to be proud of.We hope you enjoy this one! And we can't wait to see where the show goes next!- Alex & Austin--Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any future episodes shared on the show!Got ideas, comments, or questions for the show? Let us know on Facebook or IG, or send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com --The People of Peoria Podcast on FacebookThe People of Peoria Podcast on Instagram
Today we have a highly requested episode we get to share with you! The experiences we get to have and the people we get to meet is always the best part of doing this podcast. And this episode is no different. We got to hangout for an evening with Jodie & Cliff Vieira, Founders of Crafted DIY Studio & Bar in the Warehouse District.In this casual episode, they share what it was like to open Crafted 2 WEEKS before the shutdown, how Cliff has been Jodie's landlord twice, the process of adding new crafts and cocktails to their selection, how their personalities push each other further, their dream for Peoria, and so much more. And as always, we talk about crazy things like appointing a president of the internet, finding a penguin in the freezer, and hotdogs in the microwave. Listen in!(Special shoutout to Ellie Gerber, a core part of the team at Crafted, for making our drinks for the evening! SO GOOD!)Links:@crafted.diystudiobar on InstagramCrafted DIY Studio & Bar WebsiteFollow Crafted on FacebookAustin Savage & Co.If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to subscribe on whatever platform you prefer so you don't miss a future episode of the podcast. Also, if you'd be so kind, we'd be grateful if you left us a review and told people about us!Got ideas, comments, or questions for the show? Let us know on Facebook or IG, or send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com --The People of Peoria Podcast on FacebookThe People of Peoria Podcast on Instagram
Getting to meet the people who make up our community is the BEST part of doing this podcast! For Episode 17, we had such a fun and casual conversation with Jeff Himstedt, Owner of J.Him Woodworking, recorded live from his shop. HUGE thanks to Bearded Owl for the brews and Peacocks Pub for the pizza and wings.Jeff is an incredible craftsman. In this episode, he shares his journey from growing up on his family's farm to entering the Air Force to starting his own woodworking business. In his words, "I wanted to build badass furniture, so that's what I did." He openly shares what the biggest obstacle he's overcome in his life is, the project he's most proud of, why it's absolutely crucial to truly love what you do, how he's rediscovered his faith in the last year, and so much more. Of course, we also talk stupid questions like what animals he'd combine to create the ultimate animal, what cheat codes he'd have if his life were a video game, and more about smurfs, New York, and his beer of choice. This one will bring you laughs, inspiration, and a fresh perspective on our community! Listen in!Links:@j.him_woodworking on Instagram J. Him Woodworking on FacebookJ. Him Woodworking on YouTubeJeff's Website & Work#LoveWhereYouLivePeoria Merch is at Lost Art Designs!Bearded Owl BrewingPeacocks PubAustin Savage & Co.If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to subscribe on whatever platform you prefer so you don't miss a future episode of the podcast. Also, if you'd be so kind, we'd be grateful if you left us a review and told people about us!Got ideas, comments, or questions for the show? Let us know on Facebook or IG, or send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com --The People of Peoria Podcast on FacebookThe People of Peoria Podcast on Instagram
Now that we're at Episode 16, it's about time we share our first outdoor episode with you! And here it is! This week, we had the incredible opportunity to meet Jan Powers, tour Stone Well Gardens, and enjoy a couple glasses of wine. Jan has written a column in the Journal Star for over 10 years, is a garden writer, an artist, author of multiple books, and the host of the annual Market on Moss. She also has recently walked through a journey to learn more about her father who died as a pilot in World War II when she was just a year old.In this episode, we talk about why Jan believes we're all connected, the process of discovering an untold story, how her Grandpa Les introduced her to the joy of gardening, what the word God means to her, and the value of slowing down to see what's actually taking place in your community. She also tells us our stupid questions weren't good enough so you get BONUS stupid questions! 😂 She shares what she thinks cats dream about, the weirdest food she's eaten, which of her plants she'd bring to life if she could, what song represents her life, and more. We hope you enjoy!!Links:@StoneWellGardensArt on Etsy (grab her books here!)@stonewellgardens on InstagramEmail JanIf you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to subscribe on whatever platform you prefer so you don't miss a future episode of the podcast. Also, if you'd be so kind, we'd be grateful if you left us a review and told people about us!Got ideas, comments, or questions for the show? Let us know on Facebook or IG, or send us an email at thepeopleofpeoriapodcast@gmail.com --The People of Peoria Podcast on FacebookThe People of Peoria Podcast on Instagram
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