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


Most Recent Episodes

ESPN’s Tootell & Nuanez Have Range

Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez rule sports talk radio in Western Montana. These two dynamic characters host drive time (4:00-6:00pm) on ESPN 102.9 and collaborate on a number of other sports related ventures on multiple media platforms. Learn more about their approach to journalism, entertainment, and sports as a metaphor for important issues of the day.UMontanaUMontanaBizANewAngle

Cheryl Strayed on Finding Truth

Cheryl Strayed is a literary force. Her memoir, “Wild,” was a #1 New York Times bestseller and the first selection in Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. She also wrote “Tiny Beautiful Things,” “Brave Enough” and “Torch.” Cheryl recently visited the University of Montana and we were fortunate enough to speak with her about writing, grief, and finding your deepest, darkest truth.

Vanessa Grigoriadis explores sex, power & consent on college campuses

This week we bring you a difficult but important conversation. Vanessa Grigoriadis is an investigative journalist and author of the powerful book “Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.” Vanessa shares her thoughts on the changing rules and norms for sex and consent, and we discuss where universities are succeeding and failing on the issue.

Steve Albini Speaks Truth to Music Power

This week we visit with iconoclastic musician, sound engineer, and Missoula-native Steve Albini. Albini has worked with the likes of Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Cheap Trick, and countless others at his legendary recording studio, Electrical Audio. He is a passionate critic of the music business and our conversation explores why he thinks music and art are often corrupted by capitalism.

Featured Episodes

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament on Creativity, Hustle, and Giving Back

Jeff Ament was born in Havre and grew up in Big Sandy. His Montana roots and pride run deep and returning to his home state is a big part of what keeps him balanced. Our conversation dug into several key themes about the basis for his gritty work ethic, his creative process, and his commitment to creating opportunity for others. We also explore the magic that has kept Pearl Jam at the top of its game for over 25 years.


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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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