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The Cold Oatmeal Podcast
62 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Episode 90: Don't Be a Mouth Breather
On Target Living“Eat. Rest. Move.” By: Chris Johnson
57 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Episode 89: Long Live 2021!
What’s with the Pineapple Podcast
38 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Episode 88: The Poinsettia King of West Michigan
It’s the official Christmas plant, and today we learn all about the poinsettia from a man who has grown them for more than 30 years. Roger McGaughey is now mostly retired, but his career as a horticulturist brought him from Ireland to West Michigan with a bajillion poinsettias along the way, and he knows his stuff.Then, we stay across the pond to celebrate Adele Day.Ho, ho, ho, it’s the Christmas episode of the Cold Oatmeal Podcast!
56 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Episode 87: Extra Credit for the Win
It’s been almost 30 years since I first met Ben Bodkin. High school classmates, college roommates, and now adult friends and professional colleagues, this episode was supposed to be a rip-roaring blast from our shared past. Instead, a story of miracles and gratitude broke out.Ben is a partner at the Lansing lobbying firm, Capitol Services. He’s been my friend since high school biology class. He’s our guest this week, and we cover a lot of ground.Happy Thanksgiving! It’s the Cold Oatmeal podcast.
57 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Episode 86: MapQuest
So, you may have heard Michigan is getting new congressional and legislative maps as part of the decennial redistricting process. Or, maybe you’re like Joe and Carly and could not care less. Either way, Michigan has a new system for drawing these power maps, and whatever words you want to use to describe the old process, this new process has been… interesting (Laura has another word). Today, we talk to Ben Solis, reporter at Gongwer News Service. As part of a questionable, new-employee hazing process, our friend Zach Gorchow assigned poor Ben to follow every minute of this redistricting process and write about it. Now, Ben is quite an expert on it all.What’s up with redistricting? How is it working? Who is doing it? Do they know what they’re doing? Will it ever be over? Ben answers all these questions and more before Nick’s attempted bromance moves the conversation to the Cleveland Browns.It’s the Cold Oatmeal podcast.
45 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 85: A Michigan Murder Mystery
“When Evil Came to Good Hart”
53 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Episode 84: The White Whale
Before the squirrels ever started running in the wheels that power this little podcast, a name was added to our target guest list: Kurt Berryman, long-time Lansing figure and now lobbyist for the Auto Dealers of Michigan.With agility and cunning, Kurt has evaded us these past many years, but no longer. As many know, Kurt is routinely named Michigan’s most effective lobbyist in the MIRS News Capitol Insiders Survey. Today, his stature grows even larger, because at long last, Kurt Berryman is our guest.Call me Cold Oatmeal. Because this is the Cold Oatmeal Podcast.
45 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 83: A Short Story
Short’s Brewing Company
21 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode 82: Some Personal News
Today, we come out of our summer podcast siesta for a special one-time-only, news-breaking episode.We have a new colleague joining the Resch Strategies/Cold Oatmeal team, and today you get to meet her… or him. I guess you’ll just have to listen.It’s some personal news on the Cold Oatmeal podcast.
50 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Episode 81: Timmy Skubs
It’s the season finale, and we go out big! Tim Skubick, Michigan’s Senior Capitol Correspondent and host of public television’s “Off the Record,” is our last guest of season four. Tim has more than 50 years in covering Michigan’s political beat.We tap some of Tim’s press corps colleagues for a few questions, and we have plenty of questions of our own. How’d he get his start? Who was his best interview? Where do the nicknames comes from?Then, we look ahead to season five. Bob Ross, baby!It’s the Cold Oatmeal podcast.
43 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode 80: Law & Order: Breakfast Food
Detroit Crime CommissionAndy ArenaLansing Cold Case Initiative
42 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Episode 79: Bucket List: Four Questions with Peter Ruddell
Never underestimate the power of a podcast because today we make dreams come true. Peter Ruddell has long dreamt – quite publicly really – of being on the Cold Oatmeal Podcast. Today, we make it happen.Aside from being a diehard COP fan, Peter is a partner and co-leader of the Government Relations and Regulatory Practice Group at the Honigman law firm. He’s a sought-after hire around the Michigan Capitol with 25 years of Lansing experience and expertise.Today, the whole team is back in the studio for the first time in 442 days to continue our Four Questions series with Peter.It’s the Cold Oatmeal Podcast.
52 minutes | May 20, 2021
Episode 78: Zach Attack!
Zach Gorchow is Executive Editor and Publisher of Gongwer News Service and a Cold Oatmeal Podcast Hall of Famer. Zach was the last guest to visit the studio before the 2020 lockdown. Now, as we emerge from behind our masks, Zach is back!We talk movies, takeout, travel, James Craig, and the Gov’s fancy flight.Plus, Joe’s fender bender. It’s the Cold Oatmeal Podcast.
56 minutes | May 6, 2021
Episode 77: To the Moon!
October MoonOld Town Lansing
40 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 76: DAD 420
Gongwer News Service
53 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode 75: Let’s Talk About Muuuuuurder
Murder of an Elvis Girl: Solving the Jenny Maxwell CaseThink Space
48 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Episode 74: Fun with FOIA!
Nick was supposed to do this part….
49 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Episode 73: Summiting Mt. Lansing: Four Questions with Kevin McKinney
When the pop-up book is written about the story of Resch Strategies, Kevin McKinney will get his own chapter. Kevin was our first landlord. For some, that might be enough, but Kevin adds to that a 40-year career between the Michigan legislature and the Lansing lobby corps. He’s led McKinney and Associates since 1991. Today, we bring back “Four Questions,” and we talk to a friend, colleague, and destination for solid advice.Oh, and Matt drags out the stupid t-shirt conversation for yet another episode. We have winners!It’s the Cold Oatmeal Podcast.
42 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Episode 72: College Coaching in Covid
52 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Episode 71: Reporting January 6
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