While compiling “dream lists” of who I wanted to interview for this show, Ryan was always the top of the list. I am very thankful he made time for me.

Tune in to this lively chat about:

  • The origins of The BeltLine.
  • Massive city growth.
  • OTP v ITP (although those initials are never uttered).
  • MARTA.
  • Will Atlanta ever have a decent downtown?
  • The new stadium(s).
  • Cultural displacement.
  • Why he left the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

Where We Want To Live – Ryan’s book

Ted Talk about The BeltLine

Ryan’s website and blog

Today’s episode is a conversation with Jami Becker from the recent Terminus Conference in Atlanta.

Jami’s bio on her company’s website reads “Jami’s DNA bleeds visionary thinker, architect and maker. Her strategic design process seeks the subtle balance between imagination and the earth-tethered, using evolving technical tools as implements to express ideas and facilitate more efficient processes.”

I don’t know what that means either, so let’s dive into several topics including

  • How she was part of creating the original world of the SIMS game.
  • Various startups she’s created over the years.
  • Finding out how technology and business can improve (or destroy) our world.
  • Dispelling VR myths.
  • Gardening.
  • Running.
  • The utility/futility of business cards.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

Jami’s current gig – Nektr.io

Jami on LinkedIn

Terminus Conference and Festival

On the first episode of The Atlanta Podcast, we talk to Chef Kevin Gillespie. Of course we discuss his current Atlanta restaurants and his time on Top Chef, but we also get into:

  • Pit moshing at the Neutron Bomb.
  • Moving away from Atlanta to appreciate home.
  • The changing face of the Atlanta food scene.
  • Why he is ok with the limited life of a restaurant.
  • What it means to really be diverse in hiring.
  • Managing all of his additional projects.
  • and much more.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

Gunshow website.

Revival Decatur.

Kevin’s website, including links to his social media.

Matt’s Instagram account.