Micah Larsen: Rogue Persuasion Scientist

Micah Larsen: Rogue Persuasion Scientist

Micah Larsen is a “rogue persuasion scientist” and communications consultant. Her practice, Apis Communications Science, has helped many individuals and organizations communicate more effectively. In this episode we discuss the intersection of communications and marketing, techniques you can use to be more persuasive, and ways you can detect others’ attempts to persuade you.

Kevin Keohane: branding maven and backward musician

Kevin Keohane: branding maven and backward musician

An expert in all things brand, Kevin Keohane is Director of Brand & Talent Strategy at Partners Creative, a Missoula-based marketing and creative agency. Kevin is a published author (Brand & Talent) and the prolific guitarist and frontman for Catnyp. There is a lot to learn from Kevin in this dynamic and wide-ranging conversation. Enjoy!

Biologist John McCutcheon finds big ideas in tiny things

Biologist John McCutcheon finds big ideas in tiny things

University of Montana biologist John McCutcheon studies microbial genomics and symbiosis. In this week’s episode, John explains these fancy science terms and tells us why the work he and his colleagues are doing informs our basic understanding of life and evolution. Plus, he’s got some compelling things to say about being a professor.


Cheryl Strayed on Finding Truth

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.

Steve Albini Speaks Truth to Music Power

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.

Threshold’s Amy Martin on the power of story

Threshold’s Amy Martin on the power of story

This week’s pod features one of Montana’s finest – Amy Martin, creator and host of the award-winning Threshold podcast. Threshold is deeply reported and beautifully produced by Amy and her team. Learn about Amy’s approach to story-telling and the many adventures she endured to produce Season Two’s fascinating investigation of the Arctic and climate change.