Scott & Josh Show #1

This is the first installment of the Scott & Josh Show! Josh Mandell joins as cohost and we talk about South Bend, escape rooms, & all things Michiana.

Episode 54: Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace and I talk about metal, rock music, and pro-wrestling. Mike is a great guy and a great musician. His song “Curtain” is featured at the end of the interview.

Episode 52: Dirk Handlin

I’ve been doing comedy for a year and a half. So, why not interview some comics one on one? Dirk Handlin gave me my first opportunity. Dirk is performing comedy as a hobby but still…

Episode 51: Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore had been working in the childcare industry for 10 years and saw a problem. She was spending too much time finding employees who were qualified and passionate about childcare. Ashley decided to fix…

Episode 49: Curt Heckaman

Curt Heckaman is a big part of Everybody Has a Story in South Bend. Even though he lives in Canada, he is continually working with some great people to help raise funds for South Bend…

Episode 48: Myles Robertson

It’s always great catching up with Myles Robertson. He puts a seemingly endless amount of energy into making South Bend a better place and letting people know how great it is. We talked about the…

Episode 47: Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones started formulating soaps & lotions for her problem skin. She then decided to offer these products to the public. Hear her story and some tips on skin care in this episode. Check out…

Episode 46: Kirk Saffle

Kirk Saffle and I talked about his relatively new music career and how he went from writing a few songs to booking gigs to recording an EP. Check out Kirk here:  

Episode 45: Justin Flagel

Justin Flagel is a fellow podcaster and writer for Anywhere The Needle Drops. We’ve been talking for awhile and finally got around to recording an interview. Justin has some great stuff coming up. Take a…

Episode 44: Allen Stewart

The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum in Elkhart, IN is a one of a kind museum that is dedicated to preserving and presenting comics and super hero memorabilia from the 1930’s to present day….

Sam Ludwig is Director of Juvenile Detention for Elkhart County and has introduced Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Listen to this episode to learn more about Sam’s passion for helping our community. Sam is available…

Episode 42: Josh Mandell

I’ve always followed Josh Mandell closely on social media because he’s “in the know”. He taught me about Reddit and we talked about adventure. We had a great time drinking some Zombie Dust and talking…

Episode 40: Katie Neece

I had the pleasure of having Katie Neece come to the studio to talk about her art. I made the observation that I thought her art was a kind of Sci-Fi/Gothic style and Katie agreed….

Episode 39: Ed Marshall

Ed Marshall started taking pictures of vintage trucks in 2014. Now he is a featured artist in an art gallery in Buchanan, MI. Find out how he got there and how he is now pursuing…

This was originally episode 24. I did a “Special Double Upload” with Starheart as the first interview and Paul Erdman as the second. Because Paul Erdman was the last up, it got a lot more…

Episode 36: Marshall King

Marshall King’s “Dining Ala King” column appears in the Goshen News and South Bend Tribune every week. In this episode, we find out how Marshall started his foray into food writing and where he’d like…

Episode 34: Jenni Miller

Jenni Miller is a great local artist, band manager, art curator, and has many other important jobs in the South Bend community. We talked about all those along with her growing as a person and…

Episode 33: Cathy Dietz

Cathy Dietz has been giving us the great Seitz & Sounds concerts every summer at Seitz Park in South Bend for four years. She is also a big advocate for the arts in South Bend….

Episode 31: Steve Sult

Steve Sult and a group of fellow graduates of John Adams High School are in the habit of helping the community. They do this through an annual variety show called Everybody Has a Story. This…

Episode 29: Steve Martin

Steve Martin started Ignition Music in 2012. Since then, he has filled many lives with some of the best live music going. He’s doing this in one of the best venue’s in the USA and…

Episode 28: Spaceships

It was great to talk with Nat & Joel from Spaceships. I had been listening to “Dry Bones”, the teaser track from there new LP “Son of Man” and really liked it. We talked about…

Episode 27: Shiny Shiny Black

I had listened to and liked a couple Shiny Shiny Black tunes before I started the podcast. I became a super-fan after seeing them live at Ignition Music in Goshen. Their nusic is about real…

Episode 26: Tim Lehman

Tim Lehman is Head of School at Bethany Christian School in Goshen, IN. I learned that Bethany has a unique approach to Christian schooling which I found refreshing. Give this one a listen. I found…

Episode 24: StarHeart

Jess & Jake love making music and their harmonies are second to none. It’s great to hear a group with two songwriters and hear the different perspectives. This was an engaging interview. Hope you like…

Episode 23: Emily Herriot

Emily Herriot launched Triple-P (Positive Parenting Program) in 2015. This program is a great resource for parents with children ages 0-teens who help or just want to get the tools to help them be the…

Episode 22: Grant Mielke

Grant is embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure with Vala Marketing and doing it right. We had a fascinating talk about the shift in marketing from traditional ads to a social approach. We also spent some…

Episode 22: Joe Feingold

I’ve known Joe Feingold for many years. He’s the best guitar player I’ve ever seen….ever. We had a great talk about his guitar influences, the difficulties of trying to survive as a full-time musician, &…

Episode 21: Wes Herschberger

In this episode, I talk to President & CEO of MapleTronics Computers, Wes Herschberger. Wes an I talked about the changing needs and priorities regarding IT in the companies we serve. We also talked about…

Episode 20: Sam Centellas

Sam Centellas is a fascinating member of our community. Sam gets to help South Bend’s Latino/Hispanic community as director of La Casa De Amistad. We had an enlightening conversion about immigration. South Bend’s West Side,…

Episode 19: Grant Carlile

I had a wonderful talk with Grant Carlile. He has been involved with Michiana First since he was in his robotics team at Penn High School. Michiana First is dedicated to supporting and creating competitions…

Episode 18: Aaron Sandock

Aaron Sandock’s  Jelly art blew me away when I saw it the first time. When I sat down to talk to him, I found out that Aaron was as deep and fascinating as his art….

Bonus Episode: Roger Batton

I had an amazing conversation with Roger about how telling stories is part of our DNA and surprisingly therapeutic. It was refreshing to hear what a passion Roger has for storytelling and how it has…

Episode 17: Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is living his dream by bringing great live music to South Bend. Jeff reopened the popular 70’s club, Vegetable Buddies to give local, regional, & national rock & blues acts a place to…

Episode 16: The Ember Jar

My interview with Kevin & Abby from The Ember Jar went many different directions and was always enlightening. They draw their music from a broad range of influences which makes it truly unique. They talk…

Episode 14: Jacob Titus

Jacob Titus is an up and coming photographic artist in South Bend. I met Jacob at The Collective which is held at South Bend Brew Werks and liked him and his work instantly. Jacob works…

Episode 13: Letters From Earth

Letters From Earth is a local indie rock band consisting of Amy VanDyke, Joe Archer, Nathaniel Fredrick, & Kyle Ray. I had a great experience talking to them about the origins of the band, their…

Episode 12: Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel is a a force of nature. 13 years ago, he took 91.1 The Globe from a Classical music format to and Americana/Indie Rock format. He met with some resistance and hit a few…

Bonus Episode: Justin Maust

I’m putting up my interview with Justin Maust the day I did the interview so we can get word out about his upcoming event . The event is called Lead Michiana and will be held…

Episode 10: Andrew Elegante

What a great conversation with Drew! I learned why a talented young man with a new MBA from Notre Dame decided to put his roots down in South Bend instead of taking a high-paid job…

Episode 9: Randy DeCleene

What a great conversation with Randy DeCleene! Randy is a local boy “done good”. He has worked at The Pentagon and for Vice President Dick Cheney. Our conversation covered Randy’s time at The Pentagon, how…

Episode 8: Paul Chamberlin

Paul & I had a great conversation about how he came about being a DJ and how he became owner/operator of The Music Machine. We talked about our history of working together at Farrell’s Ice…

Episode 7: Dave Van Dyke

I was fortunate to have Dave approach me to be on the podcast. Dave was a teacher in the South Bend School system for 15 years and is now an administrator. Dave is also an…

Episode 6: Corinne Straight-Reed

Corinne is and Associate Producer for Politically Speaking on WNIT Public Television. She is also finishing up her degree in Political Science at IUSB, and is the mother of a 1st and 3rd grader. Corinne…

Episode 4: Dave Dale

I had a great conversation with Dave Dale, founder of Elephant Rescue band. Dave is very passionate about music and this interview shows it. We recorded in a bar so it’s a little noisy. You…

Episode 3: Lara Gordon Latshaw

I had an informative visit with Lara. We discussed the importance of vetting your pet groomer so your pet gets the best care. You can learn more about Lara and schedule an appointment here: Gordon’s…

Episode 2: Ross Deal

I talk to my old friend, Ross Deal in this episode. Ross is 3rd District Congressman for The City of Mishawaka. Ross and I had a good talk about local politics, family, and keeping fit…

Episode 1: Jeff Petermann

Welcome to the first episode of the Michiana People Podcast! In this episode, I talk to Jeff Petermann who is running for Congress in Indiana’s 2nd District. You can find out about Jeff on his…