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The Commonwealth

Alec McChesney and Nick Castner

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Started as a podcast project for a midwest news outlet, Nick Castner had the drive to learn from entrepreneurs and community leaders and understand their stories. Now a part of Hurdat Media, The Commonwealth searches to tell the untold stories of dynamic leaders making an impact on their community. Join us as Nick Castner and his team of young storytellers learn about the ever-changing world and the leaders who are driving that change. New episode every Monday at 8 am.
 
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Het tegengaan van klimaatverandering vraagt om impopulaire maatregelen, en die blijken lastig te bereiken via de democratische weg. Naar de rechter gaan kan een middel zijn om dwarsliggers aan te pakken. Zo won Urgenda in 2019 de klimaatzaak tegen de Nederlandse staat en is Shell door Milieudefensie voor de rechter gedaagd om een groener beleid af …
 
Toen filosoof prof. Marli Huijer (EUR) aan het begin van de coronapandemie zag wat voor ingrijpende maatregelen de overheid nam, dacht ze: waar heb ik dit eerder gezien? Ze moest denken aan ‘Discipline, toezicht en straf’, een boek van de Franse denker Michel Foucault uit de jaren 70. Daarin beschreef hij hoe macht door de eeuwen heen is veranderd.…
 
We’re re-airing some of our favorite episodes from the Commonwealth. This conversation was recorded in December of 2019. John Rood first connected with The Commonwealth host Nick Castner in 2017 when he was Nick was a senior in college. Two years later, Rood helped Nick and Alec McChesney, creators of the podcast, choose the name The Commonwealth f…
 
Nick and Hunter do a creators update at Head Grand Island. Follow the Commonwealth on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/commonwealth_media/ A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other se…
 
De politie, de Belastingdienst en het onderwijs liggen sinds de antiracistische protesten onder een vergrootglas. Maar hoe zit het met discriminatie in de medische wereld? Een gesprek over de (ir)relevantie van etniciteit en afkomst in de spreekkamer en het lab. Met kinderarts dr. Jamiu Busari (Maastricht University), huisarts prof. dr. Maria van d…
 
The Commonwealth traveled to Hear Grand Island to chat with indie, soul-rock band, Katy Guillen & The Drive. Follow the Commonwealth on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/commonwealth_media/ A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrd…
 
Ondanks de ongekende economische schade die de coronacrisis aanricht, blijven aandeelhouders van grote bedrijven profiteren, zonder dat er extra geld naar de rest van de samenleving doorstroomt. Filosoof prof. Rutger Claassen (Universiteit Utrecht) gaat in op de vraag wat er nodig is om de uitwassen van het kapitalisme te beteugelen en de winsten v…
 
On this episode of the Commonwealth, we talk with the folk singer-songwriter, Andrea Von Kampen. Andrea’s music has nearly a quarter million monthly listeners on Spotify. She’s announced national tour dates for the rest of the summer and recently signed to the same label as James Taylor and Paul Simon. Follow Andrea on Instagram here: https://www.i…
 
Het nachtkastje van… is een podcast van Studium Generale van de Universiteit Utrecht, waarin we verschillende wetenschappers spreken over inspiratiebronnen die hun gemaakt hebben tot de wetenschapper die ze nu zijn. Die ze altijd bij zich dragen en zomaar op hun nachtkastje zouden kunnen liggen. In deze aflevering spreken we met dr. Tessa Diphoorn,…
 
Fellow KZUM Podcast Co-Host, Tut Kailech, joins us for this Creator’s Update as we talk about the Burger King walkout, the creator’s economy and aliens. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our oth…
 
The Commonwealth traveled to Grand Island, Nebraska to speak with the alternative R&B band, The Fey, before they took the stage at the summer concert series Hear GI. Lead singer, songwriter and producer of the Fey, Zach Watkins, discusses their debut album, preforming post COVID and growing a music career in Nebraska. Thank you to Hear GI for hosti…
 
Verdwenen vogelgeluiden, verwelkte planten en een vervuilde bodem. In de jaren '60 waarschuwde bioloog Rachel Carson in haar boek Silent Spring voor de verwoestende effecten van chemische bestrijdingsmiddelen op de natuur. De bestseller wordt ook wel als het begin van de milieubeweging gezien. Zestig jaar later is het pesticideprobleem nog steeds n…
 
Today’s episode features a conversation Nick had with Melissa Vincent on his other show, the Ecosystem Builder Podcast. Melissa Vincent is the Executive Director of Pipeline. Pipeline is fellowship for high growth entrepreneurs in the midwest. The Ecosystem Builder Podcast is a product of the midwest tech newnite called Mug.News. Subscribe to the p…
 
Hannah Klitz started an e-commerce business that sells her family-raised beef directly to consumers. She joins the Commonwealth to discuss the future of the meat industry, entrepreneurship in agriculture, and supporting innovation in rural America. Follow the Commonwealth here: https://www.instagram.com/commonwealth_media/ Learn more about Oak Barn…
 
Nederland wordt steeds groener. Windmolenparken schieten als paddenstoelen uit de grond en zonnepanelen zijn niet langer een uitzondering. In een jaar tijd wekken we dubbel zoveel duurzame energie op en de komende jaren moet dit alleen nog maar groeien. Toch klinkt er steeds vaker protest. We zijn massaal voor windenergie, maar niet ten koste van o…
 
Emmy Jo is an Indie Pop Singer/Songwriter from Lincoln, Nebraska. She joins the Commonwealth to discuss launching a music career with her partner, Nick Castner, the host of the Commonwealth. Emmy Jo talks about music inspiration and the direction she hopes to take her career. Listen to her NPR Tiny Desk submission here: https://youtu.be/g2Yhhe6nts8…
 
Nietzsche, Rousseau and Kant were all avid walkers. Why? This is a podcast to listen to during a walk of about half an hour. Put on your headphones, and your walking shoes, and hit the road with botanical philosopher Norbert Peeters. Why is walking the ultimate philosophical activity? Is there still wild nature to be discovered in the city? The acc…
 
Nietzsche, Rousseau, Kant, allemaal wandelden ze wat af. Waarom eigenlijk? Een podcast om te luisteren tijdens een wandeling van ongeveer een half uur. Zet je koptelefoon op, trek je loopschoenen aan ga op pad met botanisch filosoof Norbert Peeters. Waarom is wandelen de ultieme filosofische activiteit? En is er nog wilde natuur te ontdekken in de …
 
This episode first aired in November 2019. Hannah Huston was a school teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska when an NBC producer from The Voice reached out to ask if she would attend a private audition. Not only did Pharrell pick her for his team, she was one of the finalists on season 10. Hannah joins us to talk about her sudden rise to fame and her career…
 
Dusty Davidson discusses serial entrepreneurship from his experience co-founding five companies. Since first appearing on the Commonwealth in 2020 of 2019, he comes back on the show to discuss takeaways from selling his last company and early learnings starting the next venture. Listen to our last conversation with Dusty on entrepreneurship here: h…
 
Het nachtkastje van… is een podcast van Studium Generale van de Universiteit Utrecht, waarin we verschillende wetenschappers spreken over inspiratiebronnen die hun gemaakt hebben tot de wetenschapper die ze nu zijn. Die ze altijd bij zich dragen en zomaar op hun nachtkastje zouden kunnen liggen. In deze aflevering spreken we met prof. dr. Liesbeth …
 
Ashley, Nick, and Hunter hop on the mics to discuss current events and the impact they've had on their creative projects. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMed…
 
Cruise Tha Junebug first joined the Commonwealth over a year ago to share his experience surviving a gunshot wound during an armed robbery. He comes back to update everyone on where his music career has gone since the last recording and discusses online tactics he's using to grow his audience. Listen to Cruise's music here. Follow us on Instagram h…
 
The Commonwealth Creators discuss the importance of presenting COVID vaccine information and share how the virology episode came into existence. The team traveled to Nebraska's Center of Virology to ask questions submitted by our community concerning the COVID vaccine. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Commonwealth)…
 
Dr. Wood and Dr. West are two virologists at Nebraska's Center of Virology. They join the Commonwealth to answer all basic COVID vaccine questions from our community. They address myths around the vaccine and provide detailed information that answers questions we took from listeners. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Commonwealth)…
 
Kelly Ross from ECHO Collective joins the Commonwealth to discuss her work empowering refugee and immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs. ECHO Collective's founding program, the Refinery, provides immigrant and refugee women the chance to create economic independence through business education and professional mentorship. Follow us on Instagra…
 
Clark & Enersen is a nationally renown design firm that has shaped the architecture industry since 1946. Kate Hier and Shawn Diederich, two board members from the firm, join the show to discuss the history of the firm and the next era of architecture. Follow the Commonwealth on Instagram here. This episode is sponsored by Clark and Enersen. Learn m…
 
The Commonwealth's host, Nick Castner, joins a roundtable of leaders from different industries to discuss the future of social media in 2021. Nick is joined by: Landon Rhodes, Owner & Founder of Grindstone Media Megan Swanson, Miss Nebraska USA & CEO of Powerhouse Pageantry Taylor Gage, Director of Communications for Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts…
 
Een betwiste verkiezingsuitslag, een razende pandemie en groeiende tegenstellingen: de uitdagingen voor de nieuwe Amerikaanse president Joe Biden zijn allesbehalve klein. Wat kan Biden bieden aan dit tot op het bot verdeelde land? We spreken met Markha Valenta. Amerikanist aan de Universiteit Utrecht en onderzoeker bij het NIAS. Hoe kijkt zij naar …
 
Een crisis vraagt om mentale veerkracht, maar dat is niet vanzelfsprekend. Hoe versterk je je veerkracht? Een beetje veerkracht kunnen we allemaal wel gebruiken in deze onzekere tijden. Met steeds veranderende maatregelen moeten we immers flexibel zijn. Maar ook buiten corona om staat veerkracht sterk in de belangstelling. Onze levens worden steeds…
 
Mike Smith is an entrepreneur, activist, community builder, and public speaker. He joins the Commonwealth to share his strategy on scaling content. Mike Smith is the founder of the Rabble Mill, which is a non-profit devoted to inspiring youth through purpose. Mike and his team create content that speaks to middle and high schoolers across the natio…
 
This episode is a re-airing of a prior conversation with Al Maxey. From bodyguarding Martin Luther King Jr. to playing basketball with Oscar Robertson, Mr. Maxey has been around remarkable humans while making history himself. He shares the highs and lows of his life while contrasting his experience to our reality today. Watch the unreleased portion…
 
The internet has caused rapid changes to journalism and media. Erin Sorensen discusses how those trends and shifts will affect the future of the industry in 2021 and beyond. As the Deputy Editor of Hail Varsity, Erin Sorensen manages the new media strategy and execution for the publication. Hail Varsity was an early adaptor to TikTok and is one of …
 
The team behind the Commonwealth meet up virtually to recap the highs and lows from the past year while discussing the plans for the show in 2021. Follow the Commonwealth's creators on social media: Emmy Hernandez - Instagram Ashely Hanson - Instagram Hunter Bergman - LinkedIn Nick Castner - Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Commo…
 
As an entrepreneur, social media influencer and activist, Wyn Wiley is bringing drag to the outdoors through their persona Pattie Gonia. In October of 2018, Wyn premiered their drag alter ego named Pattie Gonia. Pattie became a social media icon by promoting inclusion and positivity to the camping and hiking industry. Wyn discusses the inspiration …
 
Jill Thomas appeared as a guest on a morning radio show at the tail end of a rodeo career. After the show, the host asked if she had thought about getting into radio after leaving her sport. She was intrigued and took a role as an unpaid intern at the station. Her first full-time job in radio was as a producer for the conservative talk show host, G…
 
“Never waste a good crisis”, zei Winston Churchill. Toch lukt het politici vaak niet om tijdens een crisis grote veranderingen door te voeren. Bestuurskundige Marij Swinkels over hoe dat komt. De pandemie kon hét omslagpunt betekenen voor vele langlopende maatschappelijke problemen. Wat blijkt? Een crisis an sich is niet voldoende voor een échte om…
 
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