a podcast about cool people  doing awesome things in and around the great state of Montana


Most Recent Episodes

For Logjam’s Nick Checota the customer experience comes first

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Nick Checota arrived in Montana in 2012 and in that brief time he’s transformed Missoula’s music scene. Learn about Nick’s perspective on the entertainment business, his guiding principles for creating exceptional customer experiences and his plans to expand his business to new markets.

Rethinking childcare with MyVillage’s Erica Mackey and Elke Govertsen

This week we learn all about a market that very likely befuddles many of you – childcare. We speak with Erica Mackey (co-founder & CEO) and Elke Govertsen (Chief Community Officer) of MyVillage, a Bozeman based start-up determined to fix a broken system for both parents and providers.

The Cycling House’s Owen Gue is riding the dream

Owen Gue is the founder and president of The Cycling House, a Missoula business that epitomizes two of this podcast’s core themes –creativity and hustle. Owen made his passion for cycling his life’s work and there’s much to learn from his story, including important lessons about culture and growth.

S.E.A. Change #5: Carol and Whitney Williams

In this fifth edition of the S.E.A. Change series, we host the pod’s first mother-daughter duo – Carol and Whitney Williams. Carol’s career in public service is legendary, serving more than a decade in the Montana State legislature, including time as the Senate’s first female majority and minority leader. Whitney followed the family tradition of service, serving as a high level staffer to Hillary Clinton during the Bill Clinton administration. In the years since she founded Williamsworks, an organization that guides some of the world’s most influential and important philanthropic endeavors.

Featured Episodes

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins is a reason to believe

In 1994, Wilmot Collins fled civil war in Liberia and somehow landed in Montana. Learn more about his amazing journey, his dedication to public service, and his inspiring rise to Mayor of his adopted home of Helena. Mayor Collins gives us hope that it is indeed possible to bring people together in this fraught political time.

Mark Synnott on Alex Honnold, writing, and the climbing life

Mark Synnott is a world class big wall climber whose writing has appeared in Outside, Men’s Journal and National Geographic. Mark’s new book “The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life,” covers his dangerously precocious introduction to climbing and the journey that led him to climb alongside Alex Honnold and document his amazing free solo of El Capitan. The book is available beginning today, wherever you buy your books.

Flipping the Mike(Foote)on Justin Angle

A New Angle celebrates its 1-year Anniversary this week with a flipped format. Friend of the Pod and professional mountain athlete Mike Foote turns the mic on Justin Angle. Tune in to hear the wacky, winding path that brought Justin to Missoula and the University of Montana, what’s on tap for year 2 of the pod, and new music from Jeff Ament and John Wicks.


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About Our Host

Justin Angle is Associate Professor of Marketing and the Warren and Betsy Wilcox Faculty Fellow at the University of Montana College of Business. His academic research, which focuses on branding, identity, and decision making, has been covered by media outlets such as Sports IllustratedESPNThe Washington Post, and Business Insider. Outside the classroom, Justin works as a field tester and product development consultant for Patagonia. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a bond trader and collegiate rowing coach.

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