PODCAST

A Bloke in KC

James Rose

What do you get when you put a Brit in the heart of the US Midwest? A Bloke in KC, the brand new podcast that offers unique and exciting perspectives on Kansas City living. Join me - James Rose - as I sit down with local residents and those with KC connections to hear their stories and what KC truly means to them.

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Creating Content in KC (w/Andrew Carter, 'Let it Fly Media')
Yesterday
Creating Content in KC (w/Andrew Carter, 'Let it Fly Media')
In today's episode, James chats with local multimedia  entrepreneur and co-founder of KC Start-up, 'Let it Fly Media',   Andrew Carter.Andrew shares the story of how his multimedia production company began (listen at the end to hear the unique story about the name!), some of the early challenges they faced when building the company and their successes being based in Kansas City.We also talk more specifically about the power of content, what people are looking for more specifically these days and how their company markets themselves as one-of-a-kind for creating this type of unique content.--Check out Let it Fly Media's website!--Early on, we talk about an impressive office trick shot that Andrew made. Watch that video here! (via twitter)--Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show.TwitterInstagram
Creating Content in KC (w/Andrew Carter, 'Let it Fly Media')
Yesterday
Creating Content in KC (w/Andrew Carter, 'Let it Fly Media')
In today's episode, James chats with local multimedia  entrepreneur and co-founder of KC Start-up, 'Let it Fly Media',   Andrew Carter.Andrew shares the story of how his multimedia production company began (listen at the end to hear the unique story about the name!), some of the early challenges they faced when building the company and their successes being based in Kansas City.We also talk more specifically about the power of content, what people are looking for more specifically these days and how their company markets themselves as one-of-a-kind for creating this type of unique content.--Check out Let it Fly Media's website!--Early on, we talk about an impressive office trick shot that Andrew made. Watch that video here! (via twitter)--Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show.TwitterInstagram
Midwestern Mobility (w/Dr. Jason Gearhart)
15-06-2022
Midwestern Mobility (w/Dr. Jason Gearhart)
In today's episode, James chats with local Physical Therapist - Dr Jason Gearhart of 'V6 Performance and Physical Thearpy'--How do people in more active states compare health-wise to those in states like Missouri? Are they more injury prone? Has technology changed our postural habits? Jason shares his thoughts on some of most common injuries with his patients and how it could tie-in with living in the Midwest. We also dissect the importance of breathing techniques for heavy lifting, ways to enhance general mobility and Jason shares example of ways he improved his clients' general movement patterns. --Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show.TwitterInstagram
Capturing Those KC Moments (w/Nicole Bissey)
08-06-2022
Capturing Those KC Moments (w/Nicole Bissey)
For today's episode, I sit down with local photographer and good friend Nicole Bissey!Nicole shares some of her many experiences as a photographer and the work she's done in and around Kansas City. She compares some of her scenic work to more of the atmospheric/action shots that speak a great deal about the excitement and experiences that KC has to offer. -Interested in seeing more of her stunning photos? Check out her website to see her work and maybe even consider hiring her for your next big event! -Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show.TwitterInstagram
Running a British Goods Shop...in the Midwest! (w/Sally Helm, 'Brits')
01-06-2022
Running a British Goods Shop...in the Midwest! (w/Sally Helm, 'Brits')
James chats with Sally Helm today. She's one of the owners of 'Brits' - a British goods shop, located in Lawrence, Kansas. As a self-professed Anglophile, Sally shares her origin story; where the idea to a run a British shop first came from, her adoration for British culture and her discoveries of her favourite English treats!--Curious about some of the items we talked about? I have a discount code for you! Use "BLOKEKC" at their online checkout to receive 10% off your order. Click HERE to get shopping!--My 'Bros and Blokes Lifestyle Academy' co-host Kalan Smith recently conducted a 'Snack Wars', where we shared foods from each other's countries. You can enjoy that episode (via Spotify) HERE.--Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show.TwitterInstagram
The People Are Thirsty (w/David Epstein & Steve Revare, 'Tom's Town Distillery')
01-06-2022
The People Are Thirsty (w/David Epstein & Steve Revare, 'Tom's Town Distillery')
James checks in with David Epstein and Steve Revare, Co-owners of a downtown KC distillery, "Tom's Town" Their venue open in 2016 and since then has become a KC staple for providing a classy, sophisticated, 1920's-style experience. James asks where the idea came about, what made them open their distillery in the downtown region, and learns how their own family history ties in neatly with the location's overall theme.--Want to book a tour at Tom's Town? Use the code "BLOKE" at the online checkout to receive a 20% discount! Click HERE to book a tour!--Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show.TwitterInstagram
A Chiefs Brit (w/Tom Childs, Arrowhead Pride)
01-06-2022
A Chiefs Brit (w/Tom Childs, Arrowhead Pride)
In today's exploration of KC, I get to buddy up with another British native, to talk all things KC. Tom Childs LIVES in Leighton Buzzard, England - but WORKS for Arrowhead Pride, a local news outlet covering the city's American Football team (Kansas City Chiefs).Tom and I share our respective stories on how we found ourselves connected with Kansas City. We delight in the fact that our journey's to KC may be different, but the thoughts on those cultural differences are mostly the same! --You can follow Tom's work through ArrowheadPride.com, or follow him via his twitter profile.--Want to follow me? I'm on the socials too! And don't forget to leave a review of the show. TwitterInstagram
"Reporting in Kansas City" (w/Marcus Officer, Fox 4 KC)
01-06-2022
"Reporting in Kansas City" (w/Marcus Officer, Fox 4 KC)
Welcome to the first episode of  'A Bloke in KC,' the show that sees myself - James Rose, a British native, come to learn more about life in Kansas City. With the help of some local guests, I'll piece together those elements of what makes Kansas City tick, as well as uncover those hidden gems, and what the exciting future holds for this beautiful Mid-West city. --For this premiere episode, I chat with local Fox 4 KC news reporter Marcus Officer. Marcus has been based in KC since 2017, having moved from Texas but having spent some of his earlier years in Ipswich, England.  We get to know more about what brought him to KC, as well as some cultural differences he's experienced. --Want to hear more from Marcus Officer? Check out our previous chat on his life as a TV reporter. (Click the links to listen via your preferred platforms):Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher--Want to follow me? I'm on the socials! And don't forget to leave a review of the show too! TwitterInstagram
TEASER
02-05-2022
TEASER
What do you get when you put a Brit in the heart of the US Midwest? A Bloke in KC, the brand new podcast that offers unique and exciting perspectives on Kansas City living. I've set myself a mission to learn more about Kansas City, and unpack some of those hidden facts. I want to embrace the culture, learn more about those unique places, but ultimately find out what it means to be KC?Join me - James Rose - as I sit down with local residents and those with KC connections to hear their stories and what KC truly means to them.