With the beautiful Pacific Northwest as their playground, Christy, Arnaud and Andrew created the Together Anywhere app, an Audio Guide that uses GPS locations to help you see the sights and hear the stories of the world around you. Find out how they took their dream and made it into reality.
Christy has always been passionate about traveling and storytelling and how when combined they can connect people through History and time. In this episode we find out how she took that passion with the help of her husband, Arnaud, and best friend, Andrew. Together they created a product that reinvents the road trip. In just under a year they were able to create, Together Anywhere, an Audio Guide app that uses GPS locations to help you see the sights and hear the stories of the world around you.
Christy talks about what it has been like being thrown into the world of entrepreneurship. From sleepless nights to the excitement she felt finally getting to share their product with friends and family for the first time.
Sit back, enjoy the conversation and if it inspires you to take a road trip you can download the app on the App Store or Google Play
JoJo talks with Magdalen Rose about what it’s like to be on and have a following on YouTube as a self-proclaimed lo-fi social commentator.
JoJo talks with Magdalen Rose about what it’s like to be on and have a following on YouTube as a self-proclaimed lo-fi social commentator. Magdalen has been making video content since 2011, the first show focusing on the history of old films: Silver Screen Reviews. The show’s content eventually shifted to a much broader scope including art, vlogs, politics, adventures in video gaming and her fav music Vaporware. We’re still not sure what that is, but she does try to explain it to us. We talked about the misogyny of being online and the pitfalls of being a person who has an opinion. You can find all videos on her YouTube channel and lets not forget the Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Cedar Caredio is a talented sculptor who works in wood and stone. As his neighbor, JoJo can tell you that his yard is full of large scale works of art.
Cedar begins with image drawings until he “hits upon it.” Then he searches for the right piece of wood to fit the figure. He chisels away the wood to reveal the shape inside. Often the grain of the particular wood modifies his original concept. He prefers working with different types of Northwest cedar Woods, particularly western red, yellow, and white ‘Port Orford’. Inlays of carved marble, stones, shells, or gems complete many of the pieces. Working in stone has been a relatively recent endeavor. Limestone, marble, slate and alabaster are the main types of stone he uses.
Both his Celtic heritage and his life in the Northwest guide Cedar to interpretations of myths with stylized creatures or designs. Influences include Northwest coastal Native Americans (totem images), Western European mysteries (like fairies), and Scottish wood and stone carving. Tying together these elements with dreams and spirituality has led him to his own unique style. He focuses on defining lines rather than minute details.
He also plays the bagpipes!
You can find more about Cedar and his art at his Studio.
In this episode JoJo talks with Dr. Dave Donielson, veteran climber and member of Lane County Search and Rescue and Eugene Mountain Rescue. Learn about his favorite, scariest and most challenging climbs in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Including the hard rock peaks of Yosemite, Mt Whitney in California and the high peaks of Denali in Alaska.
Dave has turned to his passion and skills for climbing toward Eugene Mountain Rescue and Lane County Search and Rescue. Listen to how he made it on the Team and just how grueling it is to become part of the Search and Rescue family!
In this episode, Adam Wendt talks with bassist, artist, and food industry veteran, Dan Schmid. Dan moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon in the 1980s, and in the decades since has been an active member of the local and national music scene from the Jazz Greats to the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Dan takes EugCast listeners on a tour of the 80s and 90s Eugene “bohemian” scene like a raccoon on LSD. He talks about Lenny’s Nosh Bar , underground music venues, the importance of meeting spaces, and opportunities for artists to connect.
Dan talks about playing shows at the WOW Hall, Max’s Tavern, and local underground venues. He also talks about touring the world in support of the album Zoot Suit Riot.
Jojo Jensen talks with audiobook narrator Heather Anne Henderson.
Heather Henderson talks about working as a professional voice talent and award winning audiobook narrator. Heather shares how she got started, the classes, how she put together her fancy studio, and the projects she has worked on. Learn about the ins and outs of how grueling it can be to narrate an audiobook. For a bonus you will also learn what a “bonnet ripper” is..
In this episode, Adam Wendt interviews local artist Jud Turner.
Jud Turner grew up in Eugene on a diet of skateboarding, punk rock, progressive politics, poly-spirituality and the philosophy that “fun is all”. While studying classic art at the University of Oregon in the early 90’s he decided to take a welding class at Lane Community College and his love of metal work began. He makes art out of materials that were not originally intended to be artistic mediums. His work can now be found in galleries world-wide.
Jill Sager, tarot reader, channel, author and hand drummer talks with JoJo about her intuitive gifts and how and why she shares her abilities of intuition and insight with clients. Jill taps into what she calls Guidance and believes everyone has a connection with the Universe. In this episode, she gives some tips on how to deepen that connection and really trust what your intuition is telling you.
Jill is known not only for her gifts as a channel, but also as a hand drummer. She opened the Hands On Rhythm and Drum School in 2000 and taught hand drumming, led drum circles, and published a book and DVD, Beginning Hand Drumming: A Guide to Recreation and Wellness.
Jill is finishing a book about Guidance while she works with clients, both at her private studio and at the Eugene Saturday Market.
Mark is an advocate and supporter of downtown Eugene rejuvenation and has been a major player in bringing business downtown for almost a decade. He’s not afraid to start projects and is obsessed with collaboration. His favorite project at the moment is KING-PONG and he’s especially excited about opening a new Adaptive Prototyping Lab and highlighting Eugene as a Maker City. He’s on the planning team for The Nation of Makers Conference 2020 in Eugene.
Mark is a founder of Code Chops (Eugene’s first tech co-working space), Eugene Tech, Dark Matter and is a Mozilla Open Leader.