This is Richardson

This is Richardson
a podcast for Richardson, Texas

Sweet Daze Dessert Bar
Mar 19 • 10 min
I feel like we’ve been telling a lot of dessert stories lately. I happen to like sweets almost as much as I like coffee, so we tend to get around on the treat circuit in Richardson. Sweet Daze is one of my favorites. We first ventured in for donuts one…
Richardson Bike Mart
Mar 12 • 31 min
Spring is in the air. At least it is when we’re posting this episode, and there’s nothing like a bike ride to give you spring fever. I think Woody Smith would agree. He’s the president and owner of Richardson Bike Mart, and he has a passion for cycling.…
Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream
Mar 5 • 14 min
Looking for a laidback, cool space to hang out on date night? Trying to find a quick drive-through option for ice cream? We found it. Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream. It’s in a pretty high traffic area, just off of Arapaho. That presents its own set of…
Eiland Coffee Roasters
Feb 27 • 21 min
You know by now I love a good cup of coffee. And Clay Eiland takes coffee to a whole new level. He’s the owner of Eiland Coffee Roasters here in Richardson, and you might have had a cup of his coffee already if you’ve eaten somewhere like Ida Claire or…
Richardson Animal Shelter
Feb 20 • 11 min
This Is Richardson is local podcast that tells the stories of the people and places of Richardson, Texas. In this episode, we’re also telling the stories of the animals of Richardson. Tiffany Norris talks with Noura Jammal, manager of Animal Services for…
The Kids Play Co
Feb 13 • 19 min
The Kids Play Co is an indoor playground in the II Creeks area with free coffee. And if you’ve listened for any amount of time, you know that I do love coffee. I’m Tiffany Norris, and you’re listening to This Is Richardson, a podcast that tells the…
Sweet Firefly
Feb 6 • 20 min
Whenever you’re listening, I can guarantee it’s a good time for ice cream. Doesn’t matter if it’s chilly, rainy, or hot as blazes. If you’re in Texas, it could be any of those things—sometimes all in the same week. I think the owners of Sweet Firefly…
The UPS Store at Coit and Campbell
Jan 30 • 7 min
Even national franchises can be local because the owners are part of our community. Tiffany Norris talks with Neetu Goyal, owner of the UPS Store at Coit and Campbell in Richardson, Texas. Do you have a franchise in Richardson, Texas? We would love to…
Andy and Angie Helguson
Jan 23 • 34 min
We said a couple of episodes back that want to tell more stories of the people of Richardson. Not just places. Not just businesses. But people. So I’d like to introduce you to our friends Andy and Angie Helguson. I’m Tiffany Norris, and you’re listening…
Communion Neighborhood Cooperative
Jan 16 • 24 min
Have you been to Communion Neighborhood Cooperative? It’s a coffee shop. And a co-working space. And a restaurant. And an event venue. And it’s much more! Tiffany Norris talks with Communion owners Tim and Amy Kahle and discovers it’s a place designed to…
What is next for Richardson’s local podcast?
Jan 9 • 14 min
Tiffany Norris talks with her husband Jason Norris, editor and producer of This is Richardson, about the past, present, and future of the podcast.
Pure Barre Richardson
Dec 19, 2019 • 12 min
As we head into the new year, health and fitness resolutions are on the minds of many. So we thought this would be a good time to air our interview with Adrienne Marshall, who is the owner of Pure Barre Richardson. I discovered Pure Barre about five years…
Reverie Bakeshop
Dec 5, 2019 • 11 min
I talked with Reverie’s co-owner Nancy Castillo about her start in the world of vegan baking, their six-year anniversary, and what makes Richardson the perfect location for Reverie. Question for you! What is your favorite treat from Reverie Bakeshop?…
Ivy Lassiter at First Baptist Richardson
Nov 21, 2019 • 20 min
I’m talking with Ivy Lassiter, the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Richardson. I hope you enjoy learning more about Ivy’s story as well as First Baptist Richardson. And if you’re listening to this before December, you’re invited to any or all of the…
Woody B’s BBQ
Nov 7, 2019 • 43 min
On this episode of This is Richardson, we’re telling the story of Woody B’s Barbecue. (And the story of how my family encountered the place!) LinksCheck out the full menu at ( . Woody B’s on Facebook…
Richardson Public Library Historical Resources
Oct 24, 2019 • 14 min
This Is Richardson is a local podcast telling you the stories of Richardson, Texas. And one of the best places you can go to learn those stories is the local public library. Tiffany Norris talked with Stacey Davis, the history librarian for Richardson…
Toby’s School of Dance
Oct 10, 2019 • 51 min
Toby’s School of Dance is one of the longest operating businesses in the city of Richardson, and the studio has a history and reputation as interesting as the city itself. It was started by Toby 60 years ago, and the current owners are Sally and Don…
Parks and Recreation
Sep 26, 2019 • 40 min
Tiffany Norris talks with Lori Smeby, the director of the Richardson Parks and Recreation department. With nearly 40 parks in the city of Richardson, you’re just a short walk away. Lori has a lot to say about city parks, events, and the department’s…
Eisemann Center
Sep 10, 2019 • 29 min
Have you ever been to the Eisemann Center? When you walk in there, you walk into a whole different world. On this episode, Tiffany talks with Roni Carassco, Assistant Marketing & Development Manager at the Eisemann Center. The Eisemann has something that…