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Ashes To Asheville

A divorced artist leaves California and moves to Asheville. Around the same time, an author and his wife leaves California and moves to Asheville. The difference, besides relationship status, is one is a fictional character and one isn’t. N. John Shore, Jr. is the author of the “real time serial novel” Ashes to Asheville which […]

Things Get Waxy: West Asheville Exchange

New in town? From here, but looking for a job or trying to sell something? Or maybe you just want to see over twenty thousand people yell at someone who parks badly. For over two years now West Asheville Exchange, or WAX, has been the Facebook group to find all of that and more. This […]

Know limitations, ask questions, trust with Chef Katie Button

Nathan sits down with chef Katie Button of Curate‘ and Nightbell for the 84th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in South Carolina and New Jersey, how one can get stuck in a particular career path despite being unhappy, how one gets the courage to leave such path, why despite being successful, Katie Button would not […]

Respect Culture, Craft, Product with John Fleer of Rhubarb

Nathan sits down with chef John Fleer of Rhubarb for the 83rd episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in Winston Salem, how a graduate school discussion about craft lead to a transition from academia to the kitchen, how Asheville chefs can help build a food system that will eventually benefit the food insecure, who can’t […]

#AVLEAT success = pre-meal + conflict resolution with Chef Joe Scully of The Corner Kitchen

Nathan sits down with chef Joe Scully and co-owner of The Corner Kitchen and Chestnut and Corner Kitchen Catering for the 82nd episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in Demarest, New Jersey, why show business was his first career passion, the benefits of attending the Culinary Institute of America even for cooks who have years of […]

Detroit work ethic in an artists’ town with Jessica Tomasin of Echo Mountain Recording Studio

How is a Detroit work ethic key to a successful career in Asheville, NC?   Nathan sits down with Jessica Tomasin of Echo Mountain Recording Studio and Jet Up Productions for the 75th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, why writing has always been her outlet for creativity, what […]

Telling a good story with artists Mark E. Flowers & Kristy Higby of Mountain Tea Studios

Nathan sits down with artists Mark E. Flowers and Kristy Higby of Mountain Tea Studios for the 72nd episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about why the places you go in life are determined where you get A’s, why now is the best time to get into a career in arts, why to be an artist today is […]

Real vs imagined fear with Sara Day Evans of Accelerating Appalachia

Nathan sits down with Sara Day Evans owner of Accelerating Appalachia for the 69th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about how she found music early on in life, why she walked away from a music-recording contract, what all is involved with the Accelerating Appalachia process, why business prosperity in the South will require more than a resurgence […]

Local ingredients with a side of community & purpose with Julie Stehling of Early Girl and King Daddy’s

Photo Credit: Asheville Art Family Nathan sits down with Julie Stehling co-owner of Early Girl Eatery and King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle for the 66th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in suburban Detroit, why when you first open a business it is a lot like throwing a party every day and you […]

Turning knowledge into practice with Chad Oliphant of Smiling Hara Tempeh on Finding Asheville

Photo by Samantha Yancey Nathan sits down with Chad Oliphant owner of Smiling Hara Tempeh for the 60th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about grow up in Muncie, Indiana, his ambition of becoming a rock star which included performing rock shows in Albuquerque storage units, what he learned at the Kushi Institute […]

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