Welcome to Cold Oatmeal, a production of Resch Strategies, concocted from the creative think tank that is 230 N. Washington Square, Suite 200. With topics ranging from the latest news headlines and future crisis communications case studies to what we had for dinner last night and what’s happening across Michigan and the nation.
We know what you’re thinking, though. The name. What’s cold oatmeal have to do with a PR podcast? It’s explained in our pilot episode, but it’s pretty simple. Like the popular breakfast of one our colleagues, it’s “good for us, it’s fun, it’s got some funny elements to it and it was one of the first things that really got us all talking as an office.”
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Aw shucks. No Helen Keller truthering on today’s episode. But, our cold open to Cold Oatmeal will give Stormy, Alec, and Ben a run for their money.
Ever wonder what it’s like to hear your voice on the radio or TV… every single day? Or, maybe as you walk into stores or catch a plane at the airport?
The “Man of a Couple Voices,” Bob Olson, joins the podcast to tell us.
I think when we look back at this episode, episode 14 of the Cold Oatmeal podcast, we’re gonna say, “Man, that’s when we really hit our stride.” Or maybe, “Well, it was fun while it lasted.”
We do have a big announcement on today’s episode, though. Big. Super big.
There’s no going back now. Today, we actually have a radio broadcasting profession on the podcast.
It’s a little bit like asking a celebrity chef over for some Craft mac and cheese and a nice white Zinfandel from a box.
Cheyna Roth, the capitol correspondent for Michigan Public Radio, is our celebrity chef, and we talk journalism movies, sandwiches, fighting crime on the streets of Ionia and what makes for good radio. Our friend Andrea Bitely, Comms Director for Michigan's Attorney General, also helps out with guest hosting duties.
Today, we do a podcast about podcasts.
How do you start one? What do you say? Well, the hell if we know, so we talk to Chris Gautz, former reporter for Gongwer News Service and Crains Detroit, now the Public Information Officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections. He also happens to be the co-host of an award-winning podcast.
(Tap... tap... tap) Is this thing on? Ok? Ok.
We’ve heard you fans, loud and clear. We’ve turned up the volume a bit and moved closer to the mic for this week’s episode after our experiment last time podcasting in mime… Sorry about that John Reurink. Apparently actually being able to hear a podcast is an important feature.
And what better episode to be able to hear than our conversation today with signer/songwriter/lawyer/father Brian Westrin of the band Westrin and Mowry.
Did you know that if you catch a swordfish and go to measure it so you can brag to your friends, the fish’s sword nose isn’t included in the actual measurement?
Did you know you can hop a plane to Mackinac Island in the winter for 30 bucks?
Did you know Stephanie is really good at podcast announcing?
We learned all these things talking to John Reurink, owner and publisher of MIRS News