AwesomeCast spins off an interview series to get deeper with the Awesome people online and in tech in Pittsburgh and beyond.
August 30th, 2018 | 25 mins 55 secs
alexa, amazon echo, child care, voice assistant, voice system
We talk about C. C. Busy, or "child care busy" an Alphalab startup that is working on an application for Amazon Echo to assist in child care services. We chat with co-founders Shimira Williams and Greg Quinlan about the challenges of this space, the benefits to the space and more!
August 16th, 2018 | 21 mins 57 secs
bombfest, erie pennsylvania, indie developer, indie video games, replay fx, whitethorn digital
Dr Matthew White from Whitethorn Digital joins us to discuss running a video game publisher in Erie, PA after years in the business in California, Replay FX, game design at Penn State and we take a look at a few of their games like Bombfest!
August 2nd, 2018 | 36 mins 55 secs
crowd funding, dcg con, drug lord, insane clown posse, juggalos, kickstarter, morton's list
This week R. Jesse Denaux joins us from his "underground bunker" to talk with us about his new Kickstarter for the Drug Lord:Lord of Drugs board game. We discuss his history in board games including the secret game included in the Insane Clown Posse Bizaar album, Morton's List, Quest for Shangri La, and his science fiction book, "Jynabare".
April 12th, 2018 | 15 mins 9 secs
arts festival, millvale musice festival, pittsburgh
We talk about Mike Zickefoose about the NEW Arts Festival as part of the Millvale Music Festival, what was awesome about the 2017 edition and more! Find more at millvalemusic.org !
March 29th, 2018 | 21 mins 12 secs
Krissy DeShetler is the Shared Services Manager with Family House, a non profit helping to house those coming into Pittsburgh for medical services. Krissy shares with us her venture into being an "accidental techie" for a non profit as well as a large project upgrading her organization to the cloud.
March 15th, 2018 | 18 mins 31 secs
Karen Alexander joins us to discuss 360 video, VR and AR as we talk about her experience as the winner of the 2018 Social Justice Innovation Weekend pitching a program to get 360 cameras in the hands of kids and her company XRConnectED working with these new technologies and education.
March 1st, 2018 | 24 mins 37 secs
Cindy Leonard joins us to discuss the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and the TechNow Conference, how she became the tech person first in her nonprofit, helping groups get the assets they need in tehnology, and more!
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February 15th, 2018 | 23 mins 4 secs
awesomecast, awesomechat, duolingo, google, jack morgan, london, lyft, pittsburgh, social media, startup, technology, uber
When your resume pretty much starts with Google and you’re currently employed at a growing startup, chances are there’s a fun story on how you got there. This week we sit down with Jack Morgan as he shares some insight into his path across the pond from England right here to Pittsburgh, what he’s working on over at Duolingo, and what he’s learned about Pittsburgh (and Pittsburghers) thanks to rideshare encounters and work friends.
February 1st, 2018 | 30 mins
bassist, motivation, podcast, podcasting, sports writer
Dan Scifo is a Sport Writer covering the Steelers and Penguins at the Latrobe Bulletin. Ben Hull is the bassist for former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Sturm. Together, they wanted to combine their stories and talk with others who make their dreams come true with the Dream Loud Podcast. We talk about how they got the show together, some of the interesting stories they've heard so far and where they hope to go with their show.
December 13th, 2017 | 43 mins 50 secs
charity, pittsburgh, web series
Josh Corcoran of Spare Change joins us to play a few tunes and talk about his video series bringing awareness and actual donations to great causes in and around Pittsburgh, most recently "A Pittsburgh Story" featuring friends from the city including Mayor Bill Peduto and using Spotfund for their project!
November 23rd, 2017 | 25 mins 5 secs
graywalker, heavy metal, music scene, online radio, pittsburgh, rock music, slice on broadway, streaming radio
We chat with Zach Fehl about the new spinoff from The River's Edge: The Metal Edge, Pittsburgh's online metal station. We discuss his days with Cal U radio, the metal scene in Pittsburgh, and try the most Metal Pizza ever!
November 16th, 2017 | 17 mins 30 secs
Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer and tech passionista who is concerned about our dependence on Social Media and our phones. Recently, she spoke at the TechNow Conference in Monroeville, PA and has a chat with us about the things we need to watch out for to not be so dependent on technology, and the future of these devices.
October 25th, 2017 | 22 mins 55 secs
This week, we had the fortune to chat with Aaron Watson of Going Deep with Aaron Watson. Podcasting for around two years at the time of our sit down, Aaron has been making some great strides. He’s been having some great discussions, including his recent sit down with Pittsburgh’s Mayor, Bill Peduto. He’s also working on his Going Deep Summit slated for January – a one-day conference centered around discussions of economic opportunity, civil discourse, and personal development.
October 19th, 2017 | 23 mins 11 secs
halloween, multimedia, pittsburgh, shakespeare, theater
Joanna Lowe is making theater interesting again with multimedia theater in the Pittsburgh area including the current Halloween season Unhinged production that mixes theater with a haunted house!
October 11th, 2017 | 19 mins 29 secs
This week, we had the fortune to chat with Podcasting Industry Expert Daniel J Lewis about the history and evolution of Podcasting, getting into and building a business around Podcasting and tips for the newbies out there!
September 27th, 2017 | 28 mins 51 secs
Cynthia Closkey of Shift Collaborative talks with us about her career including a brush with Steve Jobs at NEXT Computers, MIT, and more!