Omaha Podcasts with a Local VoiceJan 03, 2022 01:58PM ● By Terry Jensen
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Omaha has a number of local podcasts available to stream or download.These programs feature a hometown perspective on topics such as gaming, music, and food; some are even generated by business and media organizations. The following local podcasts all offer a Midwestern view on popular issues and will inspire laughter, new ideas, and maybe even an appetite. They are available for listening or downloading.
The Faturday team shares inspirations for places to eat. It all started in 2018 with lunch, where friends Sam Rocha, Dave Zorko, and T.J. would catch up and eat amazing food. One meal led to another, and the Faturday Omaha podcast was born. The trio explore the food scene in Omaha and the people who make it happen. They share insights about great places to eat and chat with restaurant owners and their staff behind the scenes.
LIVES RADIO SHOW & PODCAST WITH STUART CHITTENDEN
This podcast offers a look at community, culture, business, and more in a weekly conversation with brand consultant and conversationalist Stuart Chittenden. Guests from the Midwest and beyond discuss topics encompassing politics, business, media, community activism, philanthropy, arts and humanities, and more. Chittenden offers support of the metro community in all its diversity through sharing stories that move and inspire people and communities.
PACIFIC STREET BLUES AND AMERICANA
Pacific Street Blues and Americana weaves together a divergent mix of old and new blues against a texture of Americana roots and the rock bands listeners either grew up with, or wish they had. Pacific St. Blues and Americana is a knowledgeable, Omaha-centric radio show and podcast for those who hold a lust in their hearts to hear new music anchored in the love and lore from the blues to those halcyon music days gone-by.
Those interested in board games will appreciate this podcast featuring friends Chad Jacobson, Richie Turner, and Clef Haworth. Episodes are released biweekly, with a focus on topics in the board game world, particularly regarding targeted-audience board games such as Ticket to Ride (as opposed to family games such as Scrabble). The primary elements of each episode include a review of the hottest new targeted-audience games, or a draft in which the hosts try to assemble the best unique list of games that fulfill a certain topic. They credit much of their success to their fantastic group of listeners, dubbed the Punch Bunch.
THE WEEKLY GEEKLY
The Weekly Geekly was formed in 2016 with the simple premise of being a safe place to “geek out” with friends, and quickly became a place to explore new and fascinating media and creators. Since its inception, the podcast has ventured deep into geekdom while giving some exciting commentary on events, shows, comics, and local Omaha music. TWG is also a home for mini-series shows such as “Omaha Local Music Series,” “Skillpoint,” “Anime,” and “Dr.RavenWood’s Slasher Files,” a horror show exploring the Slasher genre.
WHAT’S UP OMAHA WITH SMALL GUY PROMOTIONS
Host and owner of local business Small Guy Promotions, Danell Taylor launched What’s Up Omaha with an intent to spotlight positivity and support local in the Omaha area. Taylor’s objective is to help organizations and individuals get the support they need in order to grow. Guests include small business owners, leaders of community organizations, artists, and friends. Taylor discusses everyday life from the perspective of a family man who works hard for his dreams.
This article originally appeared in the January 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.