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Podcast Episodes


Brinkley Messick, on his journey as an artist, his passion for the wilderness, and what he struggles with and loves most about fatherhood Listen Here

(Publication Date: 5.30.23)


Elisia Parham, on slam poetry, Black Lives Matter, allyship, confronting her own biases, activism out of love, and having difficult conversations  Listen Here 

(Publication Date: 5.16.23)


Sophia Herzog Gibb, two-time Paralympic medalist, on her swimming career, cultivating resilience and confidence, her dwarfism and a love story Listen Here 

(Publication Date: 5.2.23)


Wendell Pryor, on civil rights and public service, family values, the importance of Internet for rural connectivity, and only semi-retiring in his 70s  Listen Here

(Publication Date: 4.18.23)



Monica White, on her yearslong struggle with Lyme disease and her advocacy as founder of the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association Listen Here

(Publication Date: 4.4.23)



Andrea Carlstrom, director of Public Health, on a ‘wild, surreal’ pandemic ride, optimism & gratitude, and finding love on a Phish Listen Here

(Publication Date: 3.21.23)

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Lenny & Amy Eckstein, of the craft distillery Deerhammer, on big career changes and taking risks, leadership and crafting company culture, and squirt boating  Listen Here

(Publication Date: 3.07.23)


Jonathon Stalls, author, artist and advocate, on shedding painful life stories, learning to love himself, and advocating for connection through unhurried movement. Listen Here

(Publication Date: 2.21.23)


Les Messamer, on growing up fundamentalist, being shunned for enlisting during WWII, being a seagoing cowboy on the Pacific, and more... Listen Here

(Publication Date: 2.7.23)


Tayte Pollmann, on earthship architecture and sustainability, trail running and writing in Nepal, living with five housemates and the importance of Liège waffles  Listen Here

(Publication Date: 1.24.23)


Dominique Naccarato, director of GARNA, on growing up in Salida in the pre-Internet era, waves of change and a look into the 22nd century Listen Here

(Publication Date: 1.10.23)


Jenny Davis, founder of Achieve, on neurodiversity, why you’re better at meditation than you think, and searching for the Dalai Lama’s tea pot Listen here...

(Publication Date: 12.27.22)


Mike Orrill, retired pastor, on the difficulties of faith, freedom in doubts, the evolution of his beliefs, and the power of sharing stories  Listen Here...

(Publication Date: 12.13.22)


Beck Cerón (Pt. 2), on loving his transgender & sober self, the freedom of “queer,” and allyship in pronouns Read more...

(Publication Date: 11.29.22)



Rob & Sarah Gartzman (‘The Biker & The Baker’), on balancing fear and love in business and marriage, and building a future that works. Read more...

(Publication Date: 11.15.22)


Miki Hodge and Becky Gray, on lessons from the Rainbow Family, confetti joy and bringing Jane's Place to life. Read More...

(Publication Date: 11.01.22)


Beck Cerón, on self-taught survival, addiction, sobriety and identity. Read More...

(Publication Date: 10.18.22)


Abigail Smedly & Tanya Wait, on public health, their paths to nursing, and the tangible expression of love. Read More...

(Publication Date: 10.04.22)


Art Hutchinson, on a rare history and the weight of legacy, changing times and preserving neutral ground. Read More...

(Publication Date: 9.20.22)


Nikki Ray, on growing up in a family struggling with drug addiction, run-ins with the law, getting clean, and serving her community. Read More...

(Publication Date: 9.6.22)


Alexandra Restrepo, on childhood with a drug-addicted mother, the enduring love of her father, and fighting for her biggest dream Read More...

(Publication Date: 8.23.22)

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Lisa Martin, Producer & Community Advocacy Coordinator, & Adam Williams, Host of Looking Upstream talk about We Are Chaffee and the new Looking Upstream podcast with Ken Matthews on KHEN Radio Read More...

(Publication Date: 8.9.22)


Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Public Health & Environment &

Becky Gray, Director of Chaffee Housing Authority talk about Public Health & Housing with Ken Matthews on KHEN Radio Read more...

(Publication Date: 7.26.22)

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