San Antonio Podcast Network

San Antonio Podcast Network

San Antonio's favorite and award-winning podcast. The "Searching For San Antonio" series showcases our local community by putting a spotlight on all of the wonderful small businesses, non-profits, and people that San Antonio has to offer. New episodes are available bi-weekly on Mondays. The "SA Talk" series provides the listeners with candid conversations that are relevant to the Alamo City. Guests from around San Antonio are invited to share their insight into whatever matter is being discussed. New episodes are available weekly on Fridays. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sapodnetwork/support

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October 23, 2021 44 min

On this week’s episode of SA Talk, Bennie Richardson (Extraordinary Gentlemen Podcast host) joins the show to discuss all things San Antonio. Bennie shares how he, along with T-Rob and Cat, started the local podcast and what their vision is. He also explains why it's important to give back to the community and what they have already done to fulfill that.

Both Zach and Bennie talk about why San Antonio is often overlooked when i...

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On this week’s episode of SA Talk, we sit down with Dr. Chawanna Chambers to discuss the strategy surrounding curriculum, why it's necessary, and how Dr. Chae is helping educators (and even families) learn about it.

We also get to chat about how we treat children in our community and why it's paramount that we give them the respect, dignity and attention they deserve. By doing so, we can create a more compassionate, and ult...

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On this episode of Searching For San Antonio, we sit down with the founders and owners of Felíz Modern and Rancho Diaz - Ginger and Mario Diaz. We get to learn about how they got started and how their background in the arts led them to where they are now. They also discuss the obstacles they've overcome as well as some of the changes they've made along the way. Tune in to learn more about these two great local businesses an...

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October 1, 2021 52 min

On this week’s episode of SA Talk, Kim Beechner joins the podcast to discuss her experience in the marketing industry; specifically marketing in the food/beverage industry. Kim spent many years in the service industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to her marketing service. 

She discusses the different trends over the years, how the industry handled COVID-19, and what the outlook is for the future of the food/beverage industry. T...

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On this episode of Searching For San Antonio, we speak with the founder and owner of Southbound Coffee - Adriana Ruiz. Southbound Coffee, which opened in April of 2019, is a pink coffee truck/trailer that is located at the Corner Lot On Carle. The Address to Southbound Coffee is 103 Carle Ave., San Antonio, TX 78204.

About the guest: Adriana Ruiz was originally born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico but raised here in San Antonio. She gradua...

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On this episode of Searching For San Antonio, we speak with the President and CEO of CASA (Child Advocates San Antonio), Angela White. Angela talks about the stigma surrounding the foster care system and some misconceptions that often circulate among the general public. She also explains how the foster care system is currently in crisis and how CASA aims to help those children in-need.

The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CA...

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September 17, 2021 49 min

On this week’s episode of SA Talk, Cora Lonning AKA Coach Cora joins the podcast to discuss self-leadership, how to view your employer as a client instead of “your boss”, and being more confident in your career.

Cora Lonning is an executive coach and OD Consultant, specializing in value-driven culture and purpose-driven behaviors.

Cora has brought her unique, creative, and interactive approach to learning at many well-known compani...

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September 10, 2021 54 min

On this week’s episode of SA Talk, Catie White (VP of Development at Family Service) joins the podcast to talk about volunteerism, community support, fundraising and how San Antonio can be better at all three. Throughout the conversation, Zach and Catie talk about some of their experiences, as well as what may lead to some people not volunteering or knowing how to give back to the community.

About Catie: Catie is a musician turned ...

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On this episode, we speak with the general manager at the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) - Derek Boese. Derek explains how important of a role the organization has in maintaining a safe environment here in the Alamo City. He talks about their mission to create/maintain safe, clean, and enjoyable creeks and rivers.

The San Antonio River Authority was created in 1937, and is one of many active river authorities in Texas. Though S...

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On this week’s episode of SA Talk, the hosts of the Alamodome Audible Podcast, Jared Kalmus & Adrian Bermudez, join the show. The Alamodome Audible is the longest tenured podcast covering Roadrunners Football and UTSA. We get to have a great conversation about what led to the creation of the podcast, the impact of Roadrunner football on the University, how far the program has come since 2011, and a 2021 season outlook.

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On this week’s episode of SA Talk, local IG foodie accounts @SALunchador (The Masked Foodie) & @S.A.Bites (Reona Sasaki) join the show to talk about the food scene here in San Antonio.

Tune in to hear about how they got started, their thoughts on where our food scene stands in comparison to other cities, and of course their hot takes on different spots around town.

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    On this episode, Donovan Thomson joins the podcast to talk about his local Instagram influencer account - SATX-Rated. We get to learn how he got started, how much he has learned since then, and what it really takes to maintain and manage an influencer account; HINT: It’s hard to do it alone, and it requires a lot of work!

    SATX-Rated was founded in 2018 and while Donovan is the principal manager, the page is also run by co-founder a...

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    August 20, 2021 32 min

    On this week’s episode of SA Talk, April Monterrosa of Live From The Southside joins the podcast. After almost one year since his initial interview with her, host Zachary Espericueta catches up with The Southside San Antonio expert. The two discuss the 1-year anniversary of the Live From The Southside magazine as well as some new partnerships that have been formed. April also shares some insight into what might be next in her caree...

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    Norm Velez, owner & operator of Brooster's Backyard Ice House joins the podcast to talk about how his indoor-outdoor bar is one of a kind on the Southside of San Antonio. During the interview, Norm explains how he got to this point in his career and why community is so important to him. 

    Broosters Backyard Ice House (815 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214) has been in operation since 2020. The establishment offers a famil...

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    August 6, 2021 57 min

    Thea Setterbo joins the podcast to discuss her career journey and what San Antonio means to her. Both Zach and Thea talk about the unique opportunity San Antonio has in comparison to other large cities around the country. Additionally, you get to hear about their thoughts on what makes the Alamo City special, how the city has grown, and where we go from here.

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    July 30, 2021 59 min

    This episode invites Irma Iris Duran on to the show to discuss how San Antonio, as a whole, can improve the lines of communication between schools and households. Irma is the Community Initiatives Administrator with the City of San Marcos, but is still a resident of San Antonio and has been for many years. She is very involved with local school districts, non-profits, boards and even campaigned recently for an NISD board of trustee...

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    On this episode of Searching For San Antonio, Amanda Winter joins the podcast to talk about her business, Once In A Wild. Once In A Wild is a mobile zoo, among many other things. Not only do they bring the zoo to you, they also provide programming on YouTube and through Zoom. Their focus is on educating the community about the animals, insects, reptiles and amphibians that they care for. Amanda Winter and Ricky Möller are the found...

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    July 23, 2021 67 min

    On this episode of SA Talk, the podcast continues on to part two of the two-part series highlighting and speaking with San Antonio podcasters on different ends of the experience spectrum. This week, you get to hear from Jennifer Navarrete. Jennifer, native Texan and long-time San Antonian, has been podcasting for 15+ years and was at the forefront of the podcasting boom here in town. 

    She has founded, co-founded and helped orga...

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    This episode is part one of a two-episode series that invites San Antonio podcasters with different levels of experience on the show. The purpose of this two-part series is to explore the world of podcasting, especially here in the Alamo City. The listeners will get to hear from podcasters that are newer to the space (SA Talk #11), and then from a podcaster who has been doing it for 15+ years (SA Talk #12).

    This week, we invite...

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    On this episode of Searching for San Antonio, Amanda Meszaros joins the show to talk about her coffee shop, Fahrenheit 209º Coffee. Fahrenheit 209º is located inside Wong’s Bodega in Southtown at 1502 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204. The new coffee shop opened in December of 2020. Tune in to hear about what got Amanda started in the coffee business and what her vision is for her coffee shop. You’ll also get to hear the struggles s...

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