Speak Easy - A Visit KC Podcast

Speak Easy: A Visit KC Podcast Episode Archive

Listen to Season 2 now! From Midwest cuisine to the craft beer scene, listen to every past episode of Speak Easy: A Visit KC Podcast. 

Season 1:

Intro - Welcome to Speak Easy

Episode 1 - Prohibition and KC Distilleries with Tom’s Town

Known in the 1920s and '30s as the "Paris of the Plains," Kansas City was once home to the wettest block in the world. With free-flowing drink came new forms of art and music—all thanks to Tom Pendergast. We spoke with David Epstein from Tom's Town Distilling Co. about KC's Prohibition past—and its craft distilling future.


Episode 2 - Made in KC with Urban Provisions

The maker movement in KC is more prevalent than ever. We take a deep dive into the world of locally made, artisanal goods with Savannah Northcraft from Urban Provisions.


Episode 3 - KC's Craft Beer Scene with Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s founding in 1989 marked the beginning of the craft beer movement in Kansas City. In recent years, more than a dozen independent brewers have opened in the metro, offering up unique flavors and regional favorites. We sat down with  Boulevard's Jeremy Danner to talk about KC craft beer, unique pairings and what's next for BLVD. 



Episode 4 - Kansas City T-Shirts with Normal Human

From retro designs to screen printing and everything in between, Kansas City loves its T-shirts. We spoke with Dan Mahaney from Normal Human about the KC T-shirt craze, his creative process and where the trend is heading.


Episode 5 - Midwest Cuisine with Jenny Vergara

Midwest cuisine is having a moment in KC. That said, it's a little more difficult to pin down than other regional flavors. We talked to local writer, entrepreneur and foodie Jenny Vergara about defining Heartland fare—and how it's defining itself in Kansas City.


Episode 6 - KC Coffee Culture with Thou Mayest

Kansas City's coffee scene is brewing. Between large, wholesale roasters and quaint, family-owned shops, there's quite literally a cup of joe for everyone in town. We talked to Bo Nelson about his shop, Thou Mayest, and the impact it's had on the East Crossroads.