Spent the Rent Podcast

Spent the Rent Podcast

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Covering Eugene - Lane County - Oregon and beyond. Music, politics, human interest and local issues relating to Eugene, Oregon.


Ep52 The Flock Pod
Nov 17 • 64 min
Part 4 of 4 in our series on Oregon podcasters. Justin Pluid and Shane Potter, hosts of the Flock Pod, join the podcast. The Flock podcast is a newly created Oregon sports talk show hosted by two lifelong Duck fans with a wealth of knowledge about Oregon…
Ep51 Broken Radio 541
Nov 10 • 65 min
Part 3 of 4 in a series on Oregon podcasters. Nate Ingman joins the podcast as an interview guest. Ingman is the co-host of Broken Radio 541, Oregon’s #1 monthly hiphop podcast. Born in 2006, died on 12/21/2012, and re-animated in 2016. New episodes air…
Ep50 Joey Helpish aka Unkle Nancy
Oct 27 • 59 min
Part 2 of 4 in a series on Oregon podcasters. Joey Helpish joins the podcast to discuss his music career, music teaching methods, and never stop approach to creativity. Helpish is a self taught musician with over 4k recorded songs and has recently created…
Ep49 the Nonsense Hour
Oct 13 • 60 min
Part 1 of 4 in a series on Oregon podcasters. Cohen and Adam Graves join the podcast to discuss their father and son themed podcast “The Nonsense Hour with Cohen and Adam”. Adam is a University of Oregon graduate and father of two. Cohen is his 10 year…
Ep48 Impeachment Inquiry
Oct 5 • 84 min
A panel discussion on Donald J. Trump and the Impeachment Inquiry with three of the podcast’s most recognizable guests, James Barber, Blair Conrad, and Pat Miller. Also featuring an audio submission (via Twitter) from Jeremy Cummings. Hosted by Patrick…
Ep47 Trans Rights w/ Ash Boeger
Sep 21 • 58 min
Ash Boeger joins the podcast to discuss transgender rights, the issues with comedy and marginalized citizens, and living in Oregon as a trans man. Boeger was raised in Eugene, Oregon, attended Willamette High School, and served as Pfc in the United States…
Ep46 Patric Miller (2 Pats in a Pod vol.1)
Sep 15 • 74 min
Patric Miller joins the podcast as an interview guest. With more than 40 years of Entertainment, Music, Marketing and Production Services experience, Patric Miller’s resume is peppered with “bleeding edge” experience that includes more than 20 years of…
Ep45 A Football Story
Sep 1 • 47 min
Levi Kinkade joins the podcast to discuss his career in football. Kinkade was a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School in Springfield, Oregon and is currently enrolled at the University of Oregon studying Psychology and Crime Law and Society.…
Ep44 Ben Saunders
Aug 25 • 66 min
Ben Saunders joins the podcast as an interview guest to discuss his love of comic books, the changes in the comic book community, and his career as an educator. Saunders is a professor at the University of Oregon in the English Department. He is credited…
Ep43 Season ONE Recap
Aug 11 • 55 min
Blair Conrad returns to the podcast as a guest host and interviews Patrick Stutz (aka SelfEsteem BoatWillie), the creator of the SPENT THE RENT PODCAST. They recap the completed 42 episode season one, the relationship with sponsors, the future direction…
Ep42 MVP Games and Sports
Aug 4 • 54 min
Henry Martin, co-founder of MVP Games and Sports, joins the podcast to discuss growing up in Oregon, his love of poker, and making the dream of owning a poker facility a reality. Martin is a graduate of Springfield High School (Class of ‘00). He also…
Ep41 Eugene Hockey w/ Dan Trent
Jul 21 • 60 min
Dan Trent joins the podcast to discuss the exciting changes to youth hockey in Eugene, Oregon and the Northwest as a whole. Trent was born in Rochester, New York and has resided in Oregon for almost 20 years. He has worked in youth athletics in the…
Ep40 Kaz Zaidi Returns
Jul 14 • 54 min
Kaz Zaidi joins the podcast to discuss populism, authoritarianism, and the rise of the Alt-right across the globe. Zaidi was born and raised in London, England and since relocated to Oregon where his wife grew up. Zaidi is a graduate student at the…
Ep39 F.J. Gouldner
Jul 7 • 54 min
F.J. Gouldner joins the podcast to discuss his writing career, battle with alcoholism and depression, and so much more. Gouldner was born in Nyack, New York and moved to Oregon 3 years ago. Gouldner is now a Eugene, Oregon based Underground Writer that…
Ep38 Debate Recap w/ James Barber
Jun 30 • 56 min
Former candidate for Lane County Commissioner, James Barber, returns to the podcast for the 5th time to discuss the two night MSNBC Democratic primary debate special that took place in Miami, Florida June 26th-27th. Hosted by Patrick Stutz aka SelfEsteem…
Ep37 UO Esports
Jun 9 • 53 min
Members of the University of Oregon Club Esports team join the podcast to discuss the rise of the cyber-athlete, the growing popularity of competitive gaming as a spectator sport, and the push to become scholarship athletes at the UofO. David Gugliotti -…
Ep36 Voting Reform w/ Sara Wolf and James Barber
Jun 2 • 57 min
Sara Wolf and James Barber join the podcast to discuss Voting Reform in Lane County. Sara Wolf is the Executive Director of Equal Vote. Wolf is passionate about bringing Voting Reform to Lane County and beyond, and is working tirelessly to spread…
Ep35 Pacific Pub Cycle w/ Cindy Ingram
May 19 • 46 min
Cindy Ingram joins the podcast to discuss a fun new way for friends and family to travel around Eugene, Oregon. Cindy and her husband, John Alden, are the co-owners of Pacific Pub Cycle. Cindy has a long history in the Eugene area and has worked as the…
Ep34 Amateur MMA fighter Alex Youngbauer
May 12 • 49 min
Amateur MMA fighter Alex Youngbauer joins the podcast to discuss the challenges of competing before you become a professional fighter and why people sometimes decide to hold on to their amateur status. Youngbauer was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He is a…
Ep33 YES to Housing w/ Daniel Ivy
May 5 • 53 min
Daniel Ivy joins the podcast to discuss the the housing crisis in the Eugene/Springfield area. Ivy is the founding member of YIMBYES (Yes In My Back Yard Eugene Springfield), a newly forming non-profit that seeks to empower community stakeholders to say…
Ep32 Jake “Overtime” Tattoos
Apr 28 • 57 min
Jake “Overtime” Williams joins the podcast to discuss his career as a Lane County, Oregon based tattoo artist. Williams was born and raised in the Eugene/Springfield area and attended both Springfield High School (class of ‘00) and Lane Community College.…
Ep31 the Creative Types
Apr 14 • 43 min
Eugene, Oregon based hip hop-fusion musical duo, the Creative Types, join the podcast as interview guests. The Creative Types are a collaborative effort of two of the area’s most talented and inspiring young visionaries who showcase diverse tracks…
Ep30 Endr Won returns
Apr 7 • 59 min
Eugene, Oregon hip hop emcee, Endr Won, returns to the podcast to discuss his upcoming headlining tour. After countless requests across the country, Endr Won is officially hitting the road to headline the aptly title, “Chain Breaker Tour” and bring his…
Ep29 International Student Winston Wang
Mar 31 • 51 min
Winston Wang joins the podcast to discuss life as an international student at the University of Oregon. Wang was born in Vancouver, BC but due to his parents work he attended elementary and middle school in Taiwan. He then attended high school at a…
Ep28 Disc Golf w/ Dustin Keegan
Mar 16 • 44 min
Professional Disc Golfer and Eugene, Oregon resident Dustin Keegan joins the podcast as an interview guest. Keegan is the COO of Universal Play Disc Golf and is sponsored by Dynamic Discs. He competes both on a local and national level and is well…
Ep27 Springfield w/ Zach Bessett
Mar 10 • 60 min
Zach Bessett joins the podcast to discuss the positive changes made in Springfield, Oregon with the Springfield school district and much more. Bessett was elected to the school board in May 2017. He has been a resident of Springfield for more than 30…
Ep26 Health Care for ALL w/ James Barber
Mar 3 • 52 min
James Barber joins the podcast to discuss Health Care for ALL in Oregon, the questioning in the CNN Bernie Sanders town hall, the Michael Cohen hearing, and more. Barber continues his passionate work as a Eugene, Oregon political activist raising…
Ep25 RxN
Feb 24 • 34 min
Joining the podcast is Eugene, Oregon resident and hip hop artist, Simon Baum, better known by his stage name, RxN (pronounced re·ac·tion). Baum is a man equipped with an arsenal of artistic identities including recording artist, engineer, producer, and…
Ep24 Suicide Prevention w/ Sara Whopner Scofield
Feb 17 • 58 min
Sara Whopner Scofield joins the podcast as an interview guest. Sara and her family are no strangers to mental illness and suicide. Three generations of men in her family have taken their own life and Sara has found a way to fight a genetic predisposition…
Ep23 DACA w/ Ricardo Gomez
Feb 10 • 42 min
Ricardo Gomez joins the podcast as an interview guest. Gomez is a 2013 graduate of South Eugene high school and Eugene, Oregon resident. He was born in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico and was brought to the United States as a 10 year old child. After living…
Ep22 Politics w/ Mayo Finch
Feb 2 • 51 min
Mayo Finch joins the podcast as an interview guest. Finch is a long time friend of our host and lifelong Eugene, Oregon resident and personality. After dropping out of school in the 8th Grade his early education came from life experience, family…
Ep21 Suds ‘Em Yourself
Jan 26 • 34 min
Dan Cole, the owner/operator of Suds ‘Em Yourself dog wash, joins the podcast as an interview guest. Suds ‘Em Yourself is located on 11th and Charnelton in downtown Eugene, Oregon and is a self service dog wash and professional pet grooming business. Suds…
Ep20 DEF davyne
Jan 20 • 31 min
DEF davyne (pronounced divine) is an Oregon based Hip Hop artist that is known for his verbal dexterity, intricate rhyme schemes, and emotional storytelling. He considers himself a writer first, but has been creating and performing music since the late…
Ep19 Philly Cheese Steaks w/ Frank Allis
Jan 12 • 40 min
Frank Allis joins the podcast as an interview guest. Frank is the owner/operator of Sunset Hut Philly Cheese Steaks located on the corner of 13th and Kincaid in Eugene, Oregon. He was raised in Blackwood, New Jersey but relocated to Oregon to be closer to…
Ep18 Cerebral Coretext
Jan 5 • 40 min
Brenden Lynch, aka Cerebral Coretext, joins the podcast to discuss his career in the Eugene, Oregon hip hop community, his newfound love of photography, and the joy of fatherhood. Lynch is originally from San Jose, California but relocated to Oregon as a…
Ep17 Kaz Zaidi
Dec 16, 2018 • 46 min
Kaz Zaidi joins the podcast to discuss Brexit, Democratic Socialism, and universal healthcare across the globe. Zaidi was born and raised in London, England and since relocated to Oregon where his wife grew up. He is a graduate student at the University…
Ep16 Spiller
Dec 8, 2018 • 29 min
The band Spiller joins the podcast to discuss their upcoming west coast tour. Named after the University of Oregon dorm where they first met, Spiller’s four members came together from opposite sides of the world. Combining indie rock and jazz, their music…
Ep15 Santa Ken Major
Dec 1, 2018 • 28 min
The Valley River Center mall Santa, Ken Major, joins the podcast. We discuss a dream where he had a calling to become Santa, his work previously as a Lane County Deputy Sheriff at the “Blue Bar Hotel”, and operating a mortuary in Springfield, OR. Major…
Ep14 Homeless in Eugene w/ Blair Conrad
Nov 24, 2018 • 46 min
Blair Conrad joins the podcast to discuss her personal story and homelessness in Lane County. Conrad has battled depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction all of her adult life. Four years ago she found herself homeless with very little…
Ep13 Election Recap w/ James Barber
Nov 10, 2018 • 58 min
James Barber returns to the podcast to recap the midterm election results. Barber was a candidate for the East Lane County Commissioner position. He was defeated in the primary. He later endorsed the eventual winner, Heather Buch. Barber continues to be a…
Ep12 Pedal Power Music
Oct 26, 2018 • 44 min
Dave Villalobos (founder of Pedal Power Music) joins the podcast. Pedal Power Music connects people with the power of bicycles and music. Their scalable bicycle powered audio/visual system facilitates a truly unique experience that is fun, interactive and…
Ep11 Rick Dancer
Oct 26, 2018 • 54 min
Rick Dancer is best known for his long career on local television news as an award winning anchor in the Eugene/Springfield area. Dancer had a brief stint in politics with a 2008 run for Secretary of State (on the Republican ticket) where he was narrowly…
Ep10 Star Voting
Oct 14, 2018 • 38 min
Mark Frohnmayer and Sara Wolf, representatives of STAR VOTING Lane County, join the podcast to discuss this crucial ballot measure designed to give voters a much stronger voice. (S.T.A.R. stands for Score Then Automatic Run-off) On November 6th Lane…
Ep9 UO Marching Band
Oct 6, 2018 • 28 min
“Georgia” Keith Lunsford is a trombone player for the University of Oregon marching band. He joins the podcast to discuss the rigors of preparing for a daunting college football season (even for the band), the excitement of participating in the ESPN…
Ep8 CJ Steezz of 86ixt LLC
Sep 30, 2018 • 50 min
CJ Steezz (of 86ixt LLC) joins the podcast. CJ Steezz is a Eugene, Oregon based musician and entrepreneur who recently went all in with his own (locally crafted) Tuxedo Vodka. CJ Steezz is the owner/founder of the 86xit brand, a multi-industry premium…
Ep7 Brody Jansen
Sep 22, 2018 • 35 min
Brody Jansen (aka Young B) joins the podcast as an interview guest. Jansen is a 24 year old hip hop artist from Eugene, Oregon who recently released his debut album “94 to Infinity” (available on all streaming platforms). He is truly making a name for…
Ep6 Cameron Derby
Sep 16, 2018 • 49 min
Cameron Derby joins the podcast as an interview guest. Derby is a University of Oregon student in the school of journalism and host of the “Cam Derby Has the Floor” sports podcast. He has also worked with the University of Oregon’s KWVA radio on the show…
Ep5 the Defiant Divas
Sep 15, 2018 • 27 min
Amy Marie (a representative of “the Defiant Divas” clothing boutique) joins the podcast. The Divas are a group of over 25 women with the mission to spread the message of a body positive self image, a healthy spirit, and independence for woman while having…
Ep4 James Barber
Aug 26, 2018 • 40 min
An interview with James Barber of Our Revolution Lane County. Barber was a candidate for the East Lane County Commissioner position. He is a progressive Democrat who believes in raising the minimum wage to suit the growing cost of living, Medicare for…
Ep3 Kyle Yamada
Aug 19, 2018 • 37 min
An interview with author and Eugene, Oregon resident Kyle Yamada. Yamada is a high school teacher who loves geeking out with his students about technology, but he hates it when they ignore him to look at their phones. He’s been fascinated by high tech and…
Ep2 That Oregon Life
Aug 12, 2018 • 37 min
Tyler from That Oregon Life joins the podcast to talk about his website thatoregonlife.com that has reached 400k followers and continues to grow. At That Oregon Life, the goal is to provide the best premium Oregon content for Outdoors, Lifestyle, Sports…
Ep1 Endr Won
Aug 5, 2018 • 35 min
an interview with Eugene, Oregon hip hop artist Endr Won. Endr Won is recognized and respected as someone who prides himself on substance over nonsense through a combination of lyrical skill and rigorous honesty. Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, Endr Won is…