It's Not Studebaker, Indiana w/ Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson, currently working as the Executive Director of The Judd Leighton Foundation, joins the pod to discuss his current interest in economic development and entrepreneurship, Notre Dame’s relationship with the city, and memories about South Bend’s booming past that affect the way he thinks about the city today.

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A City of Innovation w/ Santiago Garces + Brian Donoghue

Santiago Garces and Brian Donoghue, South Bend’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Civic Innovation, join the pod to discuss their paths to South Bend and tell stories about why our city’s name is being spoken around the world.

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You Should Come by the House w/ Marian Hodges

Marian Hodges, a local technology executive, joins the pod to discuss her path to South Bend and the code words for making friends in the Midwest.

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Silicon Valley to South Bend w/ Robert Ramsey

Robert Ramsey, a relatively new resident of South Bend, joins the pod to discuss his love of Midwestern values, how we get to know a new city, and why South Bend is the ideal place to build a meaningful life.

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From the Ground up w/ Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews, a real estate developer in South Bend, joins the pod to discuss his decision to come home after college, how he leveraged unique characteristics of South Bend to build new buildings, and why culture is paramount to rebuilding a city.

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Just a Kid from Haney Street w/ Shawn Henderson

Shawn Henderson, the principal of Riley High School, joins the pod to discuss how a kid from the South East Side became the unlikely principal of his neighborhood school and how that experiences makes him a powerful force for our city’s youth.

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A Culture of Striving w/ Kareemah Fowler

Kareemah Fowler, currently serving as City Clerk for South Bend, joins the pod to discuss how her entrepreneurial ventures (like buying 9 houses straight out of high school) and city government roles are pushing South Bend to be a place where opportunity is inclusive and abundant.

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Gripped by the City w/ Jason Miller

Jason Miller, lead pastor of South Bend City Church, joins the pod to discuss his understanding of place, why City Church is inextricably tied to the city, and how as he was about to move away, South Bend "grabbed me by the shoulders and was kind of like, 'hello.'"

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Made in River Park w/ Michelle Fitzgerald

Michelle Fitzgerald, founder of Make South Bend, joins the pod to explore how her personal mission of creating and restoring dignity in people is changing the lives of people who cross Make's threshold. 

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Coming Home w/ Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins the pod for a discussion about his decision to return to South Bend, the meaning of home, and why America needs to consider community as a new source of purpose.

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South Bend On Purpose

On Season 2 of Pod.SB we (co-hosts Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix) interview a diverse group of people who are here living life on purpose. in this first episode we talk about why the podcast is returning for another season, why Dustin is joining the show, and what special guest is joining us for episode 2.

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Homebody – S1E16

Homebody House Concert Festival is attracting artists from around the country to host an innovative series of shows throughout South Bend neighborhoods. Myles talks about the mission behind this idea, and what kind of people open their home to touring musicians.

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Hurry Home – S1E15

John's new startup Hurry Home aims to change the way people pursue home ownership – starting right here in South Bend.

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Nowhere, USA? – S1E14

Nora and Micaela offer unique perspectives on Politico's latest profile of Pete Buttigieg, and we discuss pieces of life as Notre Dame students who are also from South Bend.

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Taurean Small – S1E13

Local reporter Taurean Small joins the podcast to continue our conversation on media in #SouthBend. We talk about representation and how reporters can increase cultural awareness in a city they may not have grown up in.

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Neighborhood Development – S1E12

Mike Keen is tackling this question head-on with building and renovation projects in #SouthBend. We discuss how he fell into this role and why it's essential that we create opportunity for our neighbors.

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Jada McLean – S1E11

Originally from LA, Jada McLean moved to South Bend last year as a member of INVANTI's first cohort. We discuss her burger tour of the city and her newfound mission to pair people with homes.

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Local Activism – S1E10

Local activists Sam Centella & Juan Constantino came by the studio for Pod.SB Episode 10. Our activism-centric conversation touches on DACA, #SouthBend I.D., Best Wednesday Ever, and more.

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Katie + Jake Neece – S1E8

Katie + Jake are born and bred South Bend creatives driven to execute their dreams. Our vision aligns on many levels, so I can comfortably name this my favorite episode yet. 

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