Experience Milwaukee

Experience Milwaukee

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The Experience Milwaukee podcast brings you the people, places, and events that make Milwaukee a great city to visit and an innovative place to live and work.


Milwaukee’s Goal to Retain and Attract Talent with Northwestern Mutual.
Aug 22 • 26 min
In this episode, Steve sits down with James Hischke from Northwestern Mutual to learn more about the organization’s goal to help Milwaukee retain and recruit talented people through the Tech Hub Initiative. From seed funding, to sponsorship, and hosting…
Advocate-Aurora Health Attracting Parenthood and Femtech Entrepreneurs to Milwaukee!
Aug 15 • 20 min
In this episode, Steve Glynn chats with Mike Rodgers and Erin Stumbras from Advocate-Aurora Health’s Commercial Innovation team to learn more about 83 Tech Harbor and the recent announcement for entrepreneurs in the parenthood and femtech spaces. They’re…
Local Beer - MobCraft Tasting and (kind of) Review.
Aug 8 • 30 min
In this episode, Adam and Steve sit down with several MobCraft beers to do a little taste test, Experience Milwaukee style. MobCraft is a local brewery with a unique, crowdsourced business model. Each month, they take beer idea submissions from anyone,…
Inside Hotel Madrid And What’s Coming Up This Weekend (8/2)!
Aug 2 • 46 min
In this episode, Tia, Adam, and Steve experience the amazing Hotel Madrid and chat about what’s coming up this weekend. From superbly crafted cocktails to delicious menu items and a beautiful, open patio, you’ve got to add Hotel Madrid to your list. We…
Taking a chance in Milwaukee: from car repair to YouTuber, Vlogger, and Koss Headphones Photographer!
Jul 22 • 28 min
In this episode, Steve Glynn sits down with Martin Moore: YouTuber, vlogger, and Koss Headphones photographer. And that’s just the start. In a fast-paced, fun conversation, Martin and Steve discuss bourbon, tequila, chasing (and catching) your dreams,…
How the arts feed visionary entrepreneurship and strengthen community in Milwaukee.
Jul 18 • 37 min
In this episode Steve Glynn sits down with the Arts @ Large team: Teri Sullivan, Sean Kiebzak, and Kylee Spillane. Arts @ Large has a mission to ensure all kids have equal access to an education that includes the arts. This is truly a story about…
What’s happening this weekend, July 11, 2019!
Jul 11 • 18 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager: Business & International Tourism, from VISIT Milwaukee joins us to talk about all there is to do this beautiful summer weekend in Milwaukee. Paris comes to Miltown with Bastille Days, Latino arts, Diana Ross,…
Summerfest Experience Part 2: Food, Drinks, Video Games, and Freebies
Jul 5 • 24 min
In this episode, we continue our wacky conversation with Tia on her Summerfest Experience: day two. Seriously, Tia works hard to keep Steve and Adam (mostly Steve) on track in this one. All while sharing everything great, and some honest could-be-better…
Summerfest Experience Part 1: Lonely Island
Jul 2 • 32 min
Adam and Tia share their Summerfest experience and what it was like to have VIP access at the Lonely Island show. If you haven’t been to Summerfest 2019 yet, there’s still time! So much great music, food, drink, shopping, and more! Take a listen then get…
Summerfest kicks off and so much more happening this weekend!
Jun 27 • 21 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager: Business & International Tourism, from VISIT Milwaukee joins us for a lively discussion on all that is happening this beautiful summer weekend in Milwaukee. Mentioned on the show: Summerfest, Peck Pavilion,…
Tia’s search for the best cheese curds plus a Summerfest giveaway!
Jun 19 • 52 min
In this episode, Adam and Steve get Tia’s take on her most favorite cheese curds from some places that are well-known and maybe not-so-well-known for their curds. Some surprises and some, well, shall we say, disappointments. Plus, we talk about a…
If you love music + tech, Summerfest Tech is for YOU!
Jun 14 • 23 min
In this episode Steve sits down with Sarah Smith Pancheri from Summerfest and Scott Kanter and Greg Kus from Dell to talk about the second annual Summerfest Tech event which runs June 25-26, 2019. This is an amazing event with a terrific lineup of…
What’s happening this weekend with Lindsey McKee from VISIT Milwaukee!
Jun 12 • 13 min
So much to do this Father’s Day weekend starting TODAY - Wednesday! Lots of markets and festivals including Newaukee’s Night Market series kickoff on Wednesday and Milwaukee Makers Market on Sunday. Plus, lots of art, music, and fun. Take a listen then…
Starting a tech company in Milwaukee with Matt Cordio and Ed Barthell
Jun 11 • 26 min
This episode, recorded live at Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, features a wonderful conversation between Startup Milwaukee founder Matt Cordio and Ed Barthell, CEO of EmOpti. It’s another super informative show on the how, where, when, and why to start a company…
Top Places in Milwaukee for Beer, Craft Cocktails, Date Night, Hobbies, and Hidden Gems!
Jun 7 • 48 min
Richie Burke from the GoGedders podcast (ggmm.io) recently hosted Adam and Steve for a discussion on some of their favorite spots in Milwaukee. Listen in for the details and for a few laughs. Then head out and experience Milwaukee!!
A look inside Glorioso’s, Milwaukee’s iconic Italian market.
May 31 • 37 min
In this episode you get the behind-the-scenes inspiration of one of Milwaukee’s iconic brands. Get the scoop directly from their marketing leader, Jeff Ganger. Glorioso’s is a truly authentic Italian market. And they’ve since expanded to add an…
Hot brunch spot in Bay View plus what’s happening this weekend!
May 24 • 17 min
Adam and Steve enjoy bloodies and brunch at Centraal Grand Cafe & Tappery and share some fun things coming up this weekend in Milwaukee. This episode is Soooooo Milwaukee. As is the first event on Friday at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Add in…
Digital transformation and innovation in Milwaukee from Northwestern Mutual’s Chief Innovation Officer.
May 22 • 26 min
In this episode, host Matt Cordio (Startup Milwaukee Founder) sits down with Souheil Badran who recently stepped into the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee’s largest privately held company. Originally recorded at the 5…
Weekend Preview: what you can do in Milwaukee this weekend!
May 17 • 10 min
VISIT Milwaukee’s Claire Koenig (Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism) joins the podcast to share what’s happening this weekend. Milwaukee beer history. Where to catch the big game (Any game, but the city has Bucks fever right now!). And interesting…
Take a Milwaukee Food and City Tour and have a blast learning about Milwaukee!
May 17 • 40 min
This is our monthly Milwaukee adventure episode with Tia. Jump in and listen as she tells us all about her Milwaukee Food and City streetcar tour! So much delicious fun stopping at cool places with great food and drinks. We also poke a little fun at Adam…
Experience MKE: Interview with Omar Shaikh, Restauranteur, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader
May 7 • 27 min
Wow! This is a fast-paced, lively, and REAL conversation with Omar Shaikh, restauranteur, entrepreneur, community leader, and all around great guy. From his journey away and back to Milwaukee, how he got into the restaurant business, to how he’s helping…
Experience MKE: Milwaukee Makers Market Review and Some Other Stuff
Apr 27 • 33 min
Steve and Adam are up to some typical Saturday shenanigans. In this episode, they talk through the experience at Milwaukee Makers Market, the Milwaukee Food and City Tour, and a few other things that have been happening with the show. Also, they make an…
StartupMKE: Matt Cordio Interviews Ideawake CEO Coby Skonord
Apr 25 • 24 min
This episode, recorded live at a Startup Milwaukee Emerge event during Young Professionals Week in Milwaukee, features tech entrepreneur Coby Skonord. Coby is founder of Ideawake, a platform that enables companies to engage employees by advancing the…
Experience MKE: Milwaukee Food and City Tours
Apr 19 • 26 min
The podcast recently had the privilege of being invited on a Milwaukee Food and City Tour so Adam Derus and I jumped at the opportunity! Our tour was the Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour and it was amazing. But Milwaukee Food and City Tours has over 20…
Experience MKE: This Weekend (4/12) With Adam Derus
Apr 11 • 34 min
Video games. Dance party. Food. Trails. Tours. Gotta love Milwaukee this and every weekend. Also, listen for ways to win more stuff. Like a FREE Milwaukee Food and City Tour on Saturday (4/13) with Adam and Steve. And if you’re the first person to spot us…
Experience MKE: Milwaukee Makers Market, a monthly art, craft, and maker fair!
Apr 9 • 19 min
This episode features a fun conversation with CEO and master genius of creativity, Ryan Laessig. Ryan explains more about the work and purpose behind his work at Milwaukee Makers Market, a monthly art, craft, and maker fair. The new season launches on 414…
ExperienceMKE: Tia on a Walker’s Point Staycation
Apr 1 • 34 min
Tia spends the weekend at the Iron Horse Hotel with a stop at Indulgence Chocolatiers for wine, whiskey, and chocolate! Learn more about both of these terrific Walker’s Point establishments, including all there is to eat, drink, and do at the dog friendly…
ExperienceMKE: Steve And Adam And Things YOU Can Do This Weekend (3/29)
Mar 29 • 27 min
Don’t listen to this episode. Go. Get out right now and go. Go do something in Milwaukee. The city has so much to offer: parks, restaurants, breweries, museums, and more. Go experience it. But if you do listen, we’ll help you with all that. Plus, Adam is…
ExperienceMKE + StartupMKE with Adam Derus and Gathering Place Brewing President Joe Yeado
Mar 27 • 26 min
This is not an episode only about beer. Well, ok, we talk a lot about beer. In the context of what it’s like to start something. Something big. So it’s not just about beer, it’s about perseverance and the startup process. And why Milwaukee is a great…
StartupMKE: Matt Cordio interviews Montage CEO Kurt Heikkinen
Mar 20 • 29 min
This episode, recorded with a live audience, provides great insight into what it’s like to start and grow a tech company in Wisconsin. Kurt graciously shares his vision and methodology for the type of company he and his team are building. As Kurt says,…
What’s happening this weekend (3/15) with VISIT Milwaukee
Mar 14 • 19 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, and apparently a frequent podcast crasher, has so much good to share this week. Check out comedy in a brewery, a tour of Southern Italy at Glorioso’s new Appetito, the season’s first rooftop…
Interview with Paul Upchurch, CEO of VISIT Milwaukee on the DNC Announcement
Mar 14 • 14 min
This week the Democratic National Committee (DNC) selected Milwaukee as the site of its national convention in July, 2020. With that kind of spotlight on the city, we chatted with Paul Upchurch, CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, to learn a bit about what went on…
What’s happening this weekend (3/8) with Adam Derus + Float and Bowls Founder Andy Larson!
Mar 8 • 68 min
This week it’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about floating at Float Milwaukee. Plus, get the scoop on how Bowls restaurant came to be. They’re both great Milwaukee experiences. Oh, Adam shares his list of what’s happening as well. It’s a long…
What’s happening this weekend (3/01) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Mar 1 • 12 min
Lots happening in Milwaukee this weekend! From autos to tiki takedowns and The Power of Poison. Also, this is the last day for Taste & Toast downtown (www.milwaukeedowntown.com). Need some warmth? Head to the Winter Farmer’s Market in the Domes Greenhouse…
Tia’s Adventure to the Milwaukee Art Museum and Urban Beets Cafe
Feb 26 • 17 min
Wow - the one and only Tia is back to share here adventures in Milwaukee! This month, she spent quality time with the Milwaukee Art Museum (including MAM After Dark) and dined at Urban Beets Cafe. Whether a local or a visitor, we’re sure you’ll learn…
What’s happening this weekend (2/22) with Adam Derus!
Feb 21 • 46 min
We’re pushing this one live before Friday because there’s soooooo much to do in Milwaukee this weekend. From the circus to home improvement and the auto show to, yes, more beer—we’ve got you covered. Also, we share details on how you can win a FREE…
Interview with StartupMKE’s Matt Cordio + BREAKING NEWS (podcast style)!
Feb 19 • 30 min
This awesome episode features Matt Cordio, one of the key builders in Milwaukee’s startup and tech ecosystem (and bar food connoisseur). Not only will you learn more about Matt’s important work in the community, you’ll also gain insight into his favorite…
What’s happening this weekend (2/15) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Feb 15 • 13 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager at VISIT Milwaukee, joins the show with a great list of things to do in and around Milwaukee this weekend. If you’re into motorcycles, art after dark, winter festivals, Disney, performing arts, anime, or BACON—this is…
What’s happening this weekend (2/8) with Adam Derus!
Feb 7 • 30 min
Podcast first-timer Adam Derus joins us to talk about what’s coming up in Milwaukee this weekend. From chili and beer to family fun and music - Steve and Adam have a blast on this episode while enjoying a Makerita! You can follow Adam on Instagram…
Interview with Tia: Harley-Davidson Museum and Motor Restaurant
Feb 5 • 18 min
She’s back! This month with Tia we’re all about the Harley-Davidson Museum and Motor Bar and Restaurant. Get a glimpse into this great Milwaukee experience from Tia’s perspective, including her behind-the-scenes VIP tour. For more, check her out at…
Interview with Russell Rossetto, Co-owner of Transfer Pizzeria Cafe
Jan 30 • 14 min
This week Steve chats with Russell Rossetto from our show sponsor Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. Recorded last summer, this is a fun conversation on the origins of Transfer along with Russell’s takes on what makes…
What’s happening this weekend (1/18) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Jan 18 • 21 min
Yay! Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager with VISIT Milwaukee joins us for what’s happening this weekend AND next week in this wonderful city. Get ready for Museum Week, Prohibition in Milwaukee, Gallery Night (and day), Fire + Ice, Winterfest, Lunar…
Interview with Brandon Culpepper, CEO of PeppNation
Jan 15 • 42 min
Brandon Culpepper, CEO of PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps sits down with Steve to share his favorite aspects of Milwaukee. On his journey to connect underserved youth to life opportunities in and beyond this great city, Brandon enjoys spending time in…
Interview with Tia, @iowagirladventures on Instagram
Jan 7 • 22 min
Ever wonder what it’s like to experience Milwaukee as someone who is just moving here? This week we sit down with Tia, who moved to Milwaukee four years ago. Not immediately familiar with everything Milwaukee had to offer, Tia’s adventure through the city…
What’s happening this weekend (1/04) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Jan 4 • 10 min
Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism at VISIT Milwaukee joins us once again to discuss super fun things to do this weekend. From museums to performing arts and dancing, we’ve got your weekend covered. For more info and details, check out…
What’s happening this weekend (12/21) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Dec 20, 2018 • 9 min
Welcome back, Claire! Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism from VISIT Milwaukee joins us once again on what to do with visitors, friends, and family over the holidays. From mansions to museums and everything in between. As always, jump…
What’s happening this weekend (12/14) with Steve!
Dec 14, 2018 • 9 min
Had to go solo for this weekend update episode. No worries, I found a few great (and my personal fav) events to share with all of you. For more on what’s happening in and around town, always check out www.Milwaukee365.com.
Interview with Light the Hoan Leaders Ian Abston and Michael Hostad
Dec 11, 2018 • 28 min
Had to slap the “explicit” tag on this episode due to a few drops of the word sh*t on what is probably one of the funnier shows. Plenty of insight as well on what Milwaukee has to offer visitors and residents (sports, arts, food, etc.) from two well-known…
What’s happening this weekend (12/07) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Dec 7, 2018 • 12 min
Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism at VISIT Milwaukee, gives us the straight news on how to get your holiday shopping done in 6 different ways this weekend. Come to Milwaukee for unique gifts. Stay for the fun!
Interview with NEWaukee Chief Idea Officer Jeremy Fojut
Dec 5, 2018 • 22 min
NEWaukee, a social architecture firm that changes the way people connect, has spent the last decade creating countless experiences in the city in fun, purposeful ways. In this episode, NEWaukee co-founder and chief idea officer Jeremy Fojut sits down to…
What’s happening this weekend (11/30) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Nov 29, 2018 • 9 min
Claire Koenig, Communications Manager: Leisure Tourism, from VISIT Milwaukee joins us again for highlights on what to do in and around downtown this weekend. Some holiday, some non-holiday activities, but lots to do and always fun. Visit…
Interview with Frank Keppler, Chief Designer at Brew City Brand
Nov 26, 2018 • 28 min
Recorded earlier this summer, this episode shows Milwuakee’s lighter side through the incredible fashion designs and slogans created by this iconic Milwaukee establishment, Brew City Brand. Frank is hilarious as usual, and we chat about how Milwaukee sees…
What’s happening this weekend (11/23) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Nov 22, 2018 • 13 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, fills you in on all that’s happening in Milwaukee this THANKSGIVING weekend! This is a must listen if you have family and friends in town and are looking for fun things to do. If you like what…
Interview with Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 CEO Beth Weirick
Nov 19, 2018 • 23 min
Downtown Milwaukee is a vibrant, friendly, and safe place to live and visit. The downtown scene has a unique charm with easy access to dining, nightlife, the arts, and so much more. Beth and her team at Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 have played a significant…
What’s happening this weekend (11/16) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Nov 16, 2018 • 25 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins us again this week to fill us in on all that’s happening in Milwaukee this weekend. And there’s a lot! The holidays are in full swing, plus lots more family friendly activities. Enjoy this…
Interview with Wantable CEO Jalem Getz
Nov 14, 2018 • 27 min
Why Milwaukee for entrepreneurs? Wantable CEO (super successful entrepreneur and great guy) Jalem Getz and I discuss that and more in this Startup Milwaukee Week episode recorded live at our sponsor Transfer Pizzeria Cafe. Special thanks for the kind…
What’s happening this weekend (11/08) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
Claire Koenig, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins the show for another segment on what’s happening in Milwaukee this weekend! If you are or know a veteran, this is a MUST LISTEN podcast. With Veteran’s Day on Sunday, Milwaukee is rolling…
Milwaukee Makers Market Coordinator Ryan Laessig
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
Looking for unique, beautiful, handmade items? Tap into Milwaukee’s design and making expertise the next time you visit. How? By attending a Makers Market. Learn more from Ryan Laessig in this episode of Experience Milwaukee and by visiting…
What’s happening this weekend (10/31) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Oct 31, 2018 • 4 min
Lindsey McKee, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins us this week for what’s happening in Milwaukee this weekend. From holiday shopping at Wisconsin State Fair Park to Raptors at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, we’ve got you covered!
Interview with Milwaukee Film Chief Marketing Officer Sara Meaney
Oct 29, 2018 • 18 min
Ok, there’s a bit of mic static for a short while on this one. But we didn’t want to let that get in the way of sharing an amazing conversation with Milwaukee Film CMO Sara Meaney. Get a glimpse into Milwaukee from Sara’s point of view, along with some…
What’s happening this weekend (10/26) with VISIT Milwaukee!
Oct 24, 2018 • 5 min
Claire Koenig, Communications Manager from VISIT Milwaukee, joins the show for our NEW, weekly episode on what’s happening this weekend. Check in each week for fresh news and fun things happening in Milwaukee!
Interview with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
Oct 16, 2018 • 23 min
Learn more about Milwaukee, past, present, and future, through the eyes and experiences of its gracious and entertaining Mayor, Tom Barrett. He also includes his favorite things about Milwaukee.