11:11 Hard-work vs. Luck
Ben Alberts: Founder/Co-Owner of Piffmpls

Ben Alberts: Founder/Co-Owner of Piffmpls

August 28, 2018

In this episode I sit down with my good friend Ben Alberts, Founder of Piffmpls. We discuss his deep St.Paul roots, the proceess of opening a new location, owning a business/the unseen difficulties that come with it, and much more.


PIFFMPLS Block party coming in September. 

Chris Webley: Community Architect

Chris Webley: Community Architect

August 21, 2018

Leaders of the new school. 

31 year old entrepreneur and artist Chris Webley goes over how he founded his current business New Rules. We discuss his early entrepreneurship days, the grinding days of college, community work, being on the front page for getting fired and more. 



Time Stamped Topics 


10:10 Major switch from Engineering to Fashion

12:04 New York + working with Calvin Klein

19:10 Corporate work with Victoria Secrets

27:00 Real Estate Investing!! 

29:00 Corporate work with Target

31:40 Fired from Target, Front Page

01:01:30  New Buildings/Project 

Tim Wilson: Urban Lights Music

Tim Wilson: Urban Lights Music

August 14, 2018

Minnesota’s Music Scene 1990’s-2018

In this episode I sit down with Tim Wilson owner of Urban Lights Record Store. This episode is packed with great stories of artist and music in Minnesota from Tim's viewpoint. We discuss his early music days, owning a record store in a digital era, Stories of musical icons and more. 



Time Stamped Topics 


00:50 Tim’s Relationship with Prince 

10:40 Delete 1, Send 1, Protect 1 (Music) 

19:25 How Urban Lights Record store started 

24:25 Destiny’s Child Story

28:35 50Cent Story 

47:25 Meet and Greet stories 

49:50 Biggie vs Tupac 

57:00 Biggie Stories 

01:15:16 Accolades, Music Groups, Record Shop, and other Stories on artist 




- Mic connectivity problems, my personal mic only plays on left stereo/side 

- This was also recorded in Tim’s record shop so you will hear customers cycle through

- Adjust volume as needed

Philli Irvin: Artist

Philli Irvin: Artist

August 7, 2018

Do you have the drive and passion it takes to be a committed artist?

In this episode I sit down with Steven Johnson also known as Philli Irvin. We discuss his early school days in relative to his art, friendships, programs, minneapolis art scene, and more!