The Potluck Society

Catch Hugh Weber weekly on the podcast or on In the Moment with Lori Walsh

The Potluck Society, created and hosted by SDPB contributor Hugh Weber, is a podcast that celebrates ordinary people who are building extraordinary communities and connects them with each other and people, places and ideas around the world. In addition, The Potluck Society contributes weekly segments from the podcast to "In The Moment with Lori Walsh.” You can sign up for updates by visiting ThePotluckSociety.com. We hope you enjoy & don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

This week at The Potluck Society we talk with Chad Pickard. Chad is the owner of Spoke-N-Sport Bikes and community champion for cyclists of all abilities. Chad talks about the freedom a bike offers and the way the bike community of the region serves and supports each other.

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

This week at The Potluck Society we talk with Ashley Rieck of Sioux Falls. Ashley is the Manager and Chief Maker at Unglued in downtown Sioux Falls. Ashley talks about her personal journey of creativity and community, as well as, the value of stubbornness and knowing when to throw things away or put them on the shelf. 

 

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

PS015: Tyler Read Joins Us At The Potuck Society

Jul 19, 2017

This week at The Potluck Society we talk to a manual laborer, a graffiti artist, and a community arts engagement specialist. What do they have in common? They're all the same person. We're so pleased to introduce you to our friend, Tyler Read of Rapid City.

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad to see you.

In this week's episode, we talk with creative connector, Marshall Pollard of Washington, DC. Marshall talks about creating space for telling untold stories. I hope you'll enjoy!

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

PS013: The Potluck Society: We Must Be Bold

May 30, 2017

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad to see you.

In this week's episode, we talk with Inventor and Maker, Allie Weber of Sioux Falls. She talks about the creative ways she solves problems in her daily life. I hope you'll enjoy!

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

PS012: The Potluck Society: Space To Dream

May 16, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad to see you.

In this week's episode, we talk with storyteller and designer, Steven Chaparro of Visioneering Studios. He talks about story, space and how our built environment can create change. I hope you'll enjoy!

 

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

PS011: The Potluck Society: No Motion

May 9, 2017
From The Personal Collection of Hugh Weber.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad to see you.

In this week's episode, we talk with actress and improv performer, Gail Matthius Wirth. A native of South Dakota, Gail has performed on theatre stages, TV, popular cartoons and even Saturday Night Live. She shares some thought on life through the lens of improv. I hope you'll enjoy!

 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad you've joined us.

In this week's episode, we meet Kylee Leonetti and Christian Jensen of Kylee and Christian Creative. Kylee and Christian Creative is a Minneapolis-based film & production company that recent completed production on a film titled, "The Potluck Society: An OTA Journey." In anticipation of its May 5th premiere, in Milbank, SD, we sit down to share the story of these incredible storytellers.

I hope you'll enjoy!

 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad to see you.

In this week's episode, an old friend from Greenville, South Carolina stops by. Geno Church, Creative Director at Brains on Fire, is known for his movements built on word-of-mouth marketing, but this week we take a conversational journey that's personal and profound in its search for greatness. I hope you'll enjoy!

PS008: The Potluck Society: Collisions

Apr 11, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber and I couldn't be happier to see you. 

This week, we talk with professional baseball player and former outfielder for the Sioux Falls Canaries, Cameron Monger. Last summer, Cameron reached out to me on social media, it sparked a conversation, and without realizing it I became a superfan. This week, we chat with Cameron about his strategy, the value of short-term connections and the benefits of community. I hope you enjoy!

PS007: The Potluck Society: We'll Do It Live

Apr 3, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad to see you. 

This week, we take an unexpected journey from neuroscience to ancient rhetoric to improv to Saturday Night Live. You'll meet Dr. Russ Carpenter, Emily Paulson and Gail Matthius Wirth. I hope you enjoy!

As always, we'd love your feedback about the program and recommendations about who to talk with in the future. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

 

PS006: The Potluck Society: Perfectly Imperfect

Mar 21, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad to see you. 

This week, we talk with two musicians and the co-founders of Pony Creek Studios, Mike Yaeger and Chad Konrad. We also sit down with writer, Angela Tewalt. All three present their perspectives on the idea of perfection and how it can get in the way of creativity expression.

As always, we'd love your feedback about the program and recommendations about who to talk with in the future. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad to see you. 

This week, we talk with a gregarious neuroscientist, Justin Smith PhD, and a subversive startup executive, Lex Monson, about the nature of connection and how we can subvert the superficial. I hope you enjoy!

As always, we'd love your feedback about the program and recommendations about who to talk with in the future. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I’m Hugh Weber, your host for this episode filled with connection and conversation! I’m so glad you’ve joined us.

This week it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sarah Werner, creator of the Write Now Podcast and contributor to Forbes.com. Sarah provides insight into her successful podcast and multi-dimensional creative work. We also take a couple minutes to discuss NPR’s #trypod initiative and I share three of my favorite podcasts.

I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad you’re here.

This week we jump into the art of asking powerful questions and hosting conversations that matter with two of the nation's premier conversation hosts, Joe Bartmann (Montrose, SD) and Ashley Hanson (Boulder, CO). 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber. Thanks for checking out the second half of Episode 2!

In this segment, we make a call to Jason Roberts, who talks about the Better Block project in Dallas and the application of his experience to smaller communities. We wrap up the episode with an action antidote that your community will love. Just don't forget to use #PS002 if you join us in the action this week!

Stop by again next week, and, as always, don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber. And, I'm so glad you stopped by again this week for a special two-part episode!

In this episode of the podcast, we host our very first meeting of the Potluck Society and they've got some thoughts to share. Our spotlight for the week is Zach DeBoer, a gallery owner, artist, and community builder, who shares his philosophy of a community as a canvas. Don't miss the second half of this episode (available for download!) for a conversation with Jason Roberts of the Better Block Foundation and our action antidote of the week.

PS001+: The Potluck Society: Meet Badger Clark

Feb 17, 2017
Dakota Discovery Museum

 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber. I'm so glad that you're able to join us!

In our first episode of The Potluck Society, we introduce you to James Jennings, a student at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, who co-founded SPUNK, the Society for the Preservation of UnNecessary Knowledge. For good measure, I roll in the story of an article from the 1930s written by one of my heroes, Abraham Flexner. Flexner and Jennings make quite the pair!

Introducing The Potluck Society

Feb 6, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti

The Potluck Society, created and hosted by SDPB contributor Hugh Weber, is a podcast that celebrates ordinary people who are building extraordinary communities and connects them with each other and people, places and ideas around the world. This introductory episode sets the stage for what you can expect each week. We hope we'll see you soon & don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Visit ThePotluckSociety.com to sign up for updates.