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September 13, 2020 29 min

Laura Carlson posted a video online showcasing life as a Nebraska farm girl. That video soon climbed to the third most watched video on YouTube and was shared on Barstool Sports. She used that instant fame to launch her career as a content creator and now has over 65 thousand followers on YouTube as Laura Farms.

She joins the Commonwealth to discuss her instant rise to internet fame, the path to monetization and her approach to mana...

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The Commonwealth released it's first episode one year ago with Lizz Whitacre, founder and CEO of Pawlytics. Lizz rejoins the Commonwealth to give an update into the progress she has made since her first interview, her unique approach to raise money for product development and her hope for the next year of business.

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Tam Zuniga-Brown s an educator disrupting the structure of education in the Middle East. Tam helped start the first Catholic university in Erbil, Iraq, that educated students regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnicity with the hope to counter the brutality and twisted ideology of ISIS. 

This episode was first released back in January of 2020 and is being re-released as the best episodes form the Commonwealth's first year.

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Ralph Castner rejoins the Commonwealth to discuss the hunting and fishing industry since the coronavirus pandemic. He then recaps his first appearance followed by the re-airing of that episode.

Ralph Castner is the former Chief Financial Officer of Cabela's and Bass Pro. He is a current advisory through Rush Creek Advisors: https://www.rushcreekadvisors.com/

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The Commonwealth was the first podcast to receive an X Games press pass in the history of the sport. As we recap some of the top episodes from our first year, we're re-releasing our episodes with Scotty James, Maddie Mastro and Brett Turcotte.

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Scotty James is an Australian snowboarder, Olympic medalist and three time X Games champion. Right after winning the go...

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After the first year of operation, the Commonwealth is revisiting some of the best conversations from the past year. For this week's episode, Nick Castner sits down with renowned British artist Barnaby Barford. Barford uses familiar iconography to subvert the telling of ancient cautionary tales within a contemporary context. His research explores the fundamental questions driving human nature in terms of morality, conflict betw...

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As the Commonwealth approaches our first year of operation, we are re-airing some of our favorite episodes we've created to date. This week, we revisit the conversation we had with Amanda Valentine. Amanda is a fashion design and reality TV star who's worked with celebrities like Maroon 5 and 21 Pilots. She shares with us stories from work with some of the biggest names in music and the approach she's taken in finding h...

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August 9, 2020 19 min

Jen Landis is an artist, entrepreneur and public speaker. Her company, Pincurl Girl, designs products to inspire confidence in tweens and teens. After overviewing her artistic approach to solving the problem, Jen discusses her business model and perspective on the harms facing our youth.

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Brad Moline is the President and founder of Allo Communications. Brad joins the Commonwealth to discuss starting a fiber communications company in a town of 2,000 people, the opportunities of innovating in rural America and Allo's strategy to growth in the future.

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This week on the Commonwealth, Luke Hansen discusses taking CompanyCam from an idea to millions of pictures uploaded world wide. He also overviews the challenges building a tech company in the Midwest and his perspective on the anti-trust debate around Apple's App Store.

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Albert Maxey has been inducted into both the Nebraska and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fames, was the first black Lieutenant on the Lincoln, NE Police Department and served as the body guard for Martin Luther King Jr. .

Al gives us his perspective on making history, being alongside some of America's greats and what legacy he hopes to leave behind.

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Nebraska's Director of Economic Development, Tony Goins, joins the Commonwealth to discuss a variety of topics. He first discusses his recent trip to the White House to meet President Trump and Steve Mnuchin. Tony then goes over Nebraska's response to the coronavirus pandemic that kept hospitalizations down while maintaining the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Lastly, Tony overviews his vision to promote racial eco...

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President of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Wendy Guillies discusses the philanthropy's response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. The philanthropy is leveraging their $2 Billion endowment to create innovative programs to combat both issues.

The sponsor for today's episode is Yabba Productions: https://www.yabbaproductions.com/ 

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June 28, 2020 24 min

Our host and co-creator, Nick Castner gives an update on why the Commonwealth's podcast has taken a few weeks off. After that, we play the audio from our conversation with Phillis Stone, an Elder of the Lakota Tribe from the Rosebud Reservation.

Special thanks to today's sponsor, Yabba Productions: https://www.yabbaproductions.com/

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Host of The Commonwealth Nick Castner talks with Alec McChesney about his new YouTube series with Nebraska Sen. Anna Wishart that tells the stories of Nebraska seniors. The premise of the show is that "We are learning about the past from those who experienced it."

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMUs_r0kTvxy-oi1SltXbw/featured .

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The Commonwealth is launching a new video show next Monday with former guest, State Senator Anna Wishart. To prepare for that show, there is no new podcast episode this week.

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John Baylor joins The Commonwealth to talk all the things under the moon. Baylor is the voice of women's volleyball and the founder of OnToCollege, which helps Schools and Families create 2- and 4-year college grads with minimal debt by offering the best in ACT and SAT Test Prep and the OTC College Counseling System. 

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Former Senior Vice President at Disney John Rood returns to The Commonwealth for a second appearance to talk COVID-19 quarantine and winning the day. John is an optimistic brand marketing executive with extensive strategic and creative experience across television, digital, media planning, and consumer products. 

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We're making minor tweaks to the show during the pandemic and want your feedback. Please leave a comment on this Facebook post and our host will reach out: https://www.facebook.com/TheCommonwealthMedia/posts/253063446080299?notif_id=1587482403153378&notif_t=page_post_reaction

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Welcome back Paul Jarrett! Bulu founder Paul Jarrett joins The Commonwealth once more to talk about the impact of COVID-19, how his company is pivoting and launching a podcast. 

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