Posts tagged curiosity
Question 27 // What can a 16yr old do about human trafficking? (feat. Kaiya Woller)

My research for this episode began months ago when I heard a statistic saying that the Super Bowl is one of the single largest events where human trafficking happens in the U.S. each year. With the Super Bowl happening [this year] just a few miles from where Sarah and I live, my original title was going to be “What is Minneapolis doing to fight against human trafficking during Super Bowl LII?” In my research, I stumbled across a website that talked about ‘HT’ as an ongoing problem in Minnesota and their goal of bringing awareness to it by organizing a 5k for the past couple years and an additional “Virtual 5k” right before the Super Bowl. My curiosity was sparked even more when I found out that the organization was started by a 16yr old. I sat down over coffee with Kaiya Woller to learn more about ‘Human Trafficking’, what led her to start this, and what it’s like being a girl growing up living downtown Minneapolis. 

Recording Location: Corner Coffee, Minneapolis MN

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Question 5 // What is a 'Cocktail Consultant'? (feat. Nick Kosevich)

Nick Kosevich (@nickkosevich) is an international 'Cocktail Consultant', a world class bartender and the co-founder of Bittercube Bitters. Even though Bittercube can be found at every bar I’ve been to in the Twin Cities, I took notice when I met a bartender in Louisiana raving about them years ago while on the road with music. I decided to sit down with Nick to find out how his journey took him from wanting to be an actor/stand-up comedian to being a successful entrepreneur and international cocktail judge and to figure out what I can learn from his career in cocktails and apply it to mine in the world of music. 


In this episode:
-Our good friends Jorge and Janelle Figueroa join Sarah and I at the dining room table for cocktails, wine, beer and end up talking about the importance of 'Staying Curious' as we get older.
-I give a call to this week's Guinness Giveaway winner (Clark Strasburg) at the end of the episode
-I end up making the best 'Sour' Cocktail of my life thanks to Bittercube's help. 

In my interview with Nick we talk about:
- Why Nick prefers not to be called a mixologist
- What is a Cocktail Consultant?
- Balancing being a good parent and being on the road for work
- How is bartending alot like being a musician?
- How to stay humble while still having confidence (“bartender bravado”)
- The misconceptions of ‘pre-mixed’ cocktails
- The awesomeness of the hit tv show 'Cheers'
- Not trying to be a ‘Trend Setter’ but focusing on constantly being 'Forward Thinking'
- The importance of confidence
- How Bittercube Bitters got started
- Even though it looks like people are successful overnight... that’s not how it works
- Not worring about the competition, follow your own goals, run your own race <- (Shameless OPRAH quote)
- Advice how YOU can upgrade your home cocktail game


Recording Location: ALMA Cafe, Northeast Minneapolis 

Drinks: Bloody Marys and Coffee 


I’m so thankful that I don’t have to deal with sponsors. 

Otherwise, I would have to tell you to visit Guinness’ website HERE Otherwise, I’d be inclined to tell you that Guinness Draft (with it’s distinctive dark amber body and rich creamy head) is possibly God’s greatest gift to mankind and is the sole reason I’m thankful for being alive after it’s birth in 1759.

I’d also have to recommend that you to hire Narrate Films for your next video/film/music-video/photo booth/wedding photography/any photography needs and to visit their website HERE

Whew… so thankful I don’t need to deal with that crap. I’d feel so dirty having to tell you that this episode was sponsored by Bittercube Bitters (founded by Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz in 2009 and distributed in more than 25 states around the country) NO WAY IN HELL am I going to tell you that Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications.


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