Adam Rostad is building community in Madison through storytelling, EPISODE #15


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Highlighting awesome individuals who live in Madison is one of the best parts of the I Love Madison Show, and this week is no different. Neil Mathweg and the team are back with another inspiring episode! If you are looking for great places to eat around Madison, they can help! If you just moved to the city and looking for ways to connect to the community, look no further...On this episode, Neil gives more details on the Madison Food Tournament, as well as the Game of Magnets. Chris Sorenson highlights how one local pastor is encouraging his students to serve the community, and Adam Rostad joins Neil in the studio to talk about Madison Story Slam! Grab a beer and some cheese curds and enjoy this I Love Madison episode!

The city on an isthmus

The search for the best burger in Madison is over, now the question to be answered is who has the best cheese curds? Make sure you nominate your favorite place on social media, then follow the journey to find the cheese curd champion! While you are wandering around the city in search of cheese, keep your eyes peeled for the I Love Madison magnets! You can take a picture, then post them to social media to “register” that magnet in your name for a chance to win a prize pack from the I Love Madison Show!

“On-mission in Madison” with Chris Sorenson

This week, Chris is on-mission with Derrick Wright from City Church. After a local summer camp closed, Derrick was searching for a way to impact the youth at his church and make a difference in the community. After a busy summer of mission trips and service work, Derrick and his crew started volunteering with an organization called “Friends of the state street family,” an organization that serves the homeless community in Madison. His staff encouraged the youth to go out and listen to the stories of the people in the community, as well as provide for their basic needs with warm clothing and hot meals. Derrick says the experience continues to be transformational, both for him and his students. Derrick and his team are also actively working to stop slavery and sex trafficking, with an organization called End The Movement. If you are interested in serving or volunteering, Derrick would love to hear from you! His contact information can be found on the City Church website, linked below.

Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Kelsi Winters

Kelsie Winters is an awesome mom, brand consultant, social media guru, and fitness coach. She is also a long-time Madison resident who moved back to the city after living here as a kid. When she moved back to Madison, she was focused on finding other new moms to connect with. She ended up taking a job at her local church in the daycare, where she connected with several amazing moms. Kelsi said she is a huge fan of the downtown area, as it hosts an array of good food and live music events. She recommends everyone check out the Union for some ice cream. She also said the (free) zoo is an incredible spot to take the kids. Kelsi works from home as a brand consultant and fitness coach, as well as a social media guru. Check out her business facebook page below!

Adam Rostad is building community in Madison through storytelling

Adam Rostad brings storytellers together in Madison to tell true stories based on a theme, from real people. Every 3rd Saturday of the month, a crowd gathers at the Wil-mar center to hear a true 7-10 minute story from someone in the community. Stories are usually based on a theme that will be announced ahead of time. A panel of judges will judge stories based on content, time, and storytelling ability. But don’t worry, the competition part isn’t taken overly seriously. The crowds are friendly and are always very kind to storytellers. This year, the overall theme of the has been movies. In March, the theme is “Big.” In April, the theme is “Child’s play,” and May is “redemption,” based on the Shawshank Redemption. For more information, check them out online!

Outline of This Episode

[2:15] Help us find Madison’s best cheese curds!

[4:15] Chris Sorenson hosts the “On-mission in Madison” segment

[12:00] Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment

[19:00] Our awesome sponsors

[19:30] Neil Mathweg hosts guest Adam Rostad from Madison Story Slam

[27:00] Check out the Story slam podcast!

[29:45] Adam highlights the Evoke Podcast

[34:00] The culture of kindness in Madison

Resources & People Mentioned This Episode’s Sponsors: Connect With Neil

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