The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth

Started as a podcast project for a midwest news outlet, Nick Castner had the drive to learn from entrepreneurs and community leaders and understand their stories. Now a part of Hurdat Media, The Commonwealth searches to tell the untold stories of dynamic leaders making an impact on their community. Join us as Nick Castner and his team of young storytellers learn about the ever-changing world and the leaders who are driving that change. New episode every Monday at 8 am.

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July 19, 2021 6 min
We sat down with Noah Floersch minutes before he performed at his album release show last Friday. Noah Floersch is an indie-pop singer, songwriter with 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Stream his new album, It’s Nice Out, wherever you listen to music.
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Fellow KZUM Podcast Co-Host, Tut Kailech, joins us for this Creator’s Update as we talk about the Burger King walkout, the creator’s economy and aliens.  

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The Commonwealth traveled to Grand Island, Nebraska to speak with the alternative R&B band, The Fey, before they took the stage at the summer concert series Hear GI. Lead singer, songwriter and producer of the Fey, Zach Watkins, discusses their debut album, preforming post COVID and growing a music career in Nebraska.

Thank you to Hear GI for hosting this conversation. We’re hosting another live podcast recording at Hear GI on...

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July 1, 2021 1 min
Looking for another podcast? We have one that we know you’ll love. Blazin’ a Trail is hosted by Tut Kailech, a South Sudanese Refugee living in the midwest. His goal is to inspire people by sharing stories of perseverance, patience, and empathy. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or on YouTube here
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Today’s episode features a conversation Nick had with Melissa Vincent on his other show, the Ecosystem Builder Podcast. Melissa Vincent is the Executive Director of Pipeline. Pipeline is fellowship for high growth entrepreneurs in the midwest.

The Ecosystem Builder Podcast is a product of the midwest tech newnite called Mug.News. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you’re listening to this show, or through this link. (Hyperlink: htt...

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Hannah Klitz started an e-commerce business that sells her family-raised beef directly to consumers. She joins the Commonwealth to discuss the future of the meat industry, entrepreneurship in agriculture, and supporting innovation in rural America.   Follow the Commonwealth here: https://www.instagram.com/commonwealth_media/   Learn more about Oak Barn Beef here: https://oakbarnbeef.com/   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media...
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Emmy Jo is an Indie Pop Singer/Songwriter from Lincoln, Nebraska. She joins the Commonwealth to discuss launching a music career with her partner, Nick Castner, the host of the Commonwealth. Emmy Jo talks about music inspiration and the direction she hopes to take her career. Listen to her NPR Tiny Desk submission here: https://youtu.be/g2Yhhe6nts8   Listen to the Emmy Jo Show (ft. Nick) here: https://open.spotify.com/show/7Luv8kc...
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This episode first aired in November 2019. Hannah Huston was a school teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska when an NBC producer from The Voice reached out to ask if she would attend a private audition. Not only did Pharrell pick her for his team, she was one of the finalists on season 10. Hannah joins us to talk about her sudden rise to fame and her career since leaving the show, which includes releasing a new single that was the song had ...
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May 31, 2021 24 sec

We're taking today off for Memorial Day. Have a wonderful holiday and we'll see you back in this feed next week.

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May 27, 2021 1 min

The Commonwealth is honored to introduce you to another show in the Hurrdat Media Network, Shelter In Place. Listen and learn more about the podcast here: https://www.shelterinplacepodcast.info/

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Dusty Davidson discusses serial entrepreneurship from his experience co-founding five companies. Since first appearing on the Commonwealth in 2020 of 2019, he comes back on the show to discuss takeaways from selling his last company and early learnings starting the next venture.
Listen to our last conversation with Dusty on entrepreneurship here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Eq1ZtKqQM8UztgmA277Yv?si=8033ecc42a094820  
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Ashley, Nick, and Hunter hop on the mics to discuss current events and the impact they've had on their creative projects.

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Cruise Tha Junebug first joined the Commonwealth over a year ago to share his experience surviving a gunshot wound during an armed robbery. He comes back to update everyone on where his music career has gone since the last recording and discusses online tactics he's using to grow his audience.

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Cruise Tha June Bug is the most played audio episode on the Commonwealth. We're catching up with him on Monday. Before that conversation, listen back to his first appearance with us.

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The Commonwealth Creators discuss the importance of presenting COVID vaccine information and share how the virology episode came into existence. The team traveled to Nebraska's Center of Virology to ask questions submitted by our community concerning the COVID vaccine. 

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Dr. Wood and Dr. West are two virologists at Nebraska's Center of Virology. They join the Commonwealth to answer all basic COVID vaccine questions from our community. They address myths around the vaccine and provide detailed information that answers questions we took from listeners.

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Noah Floersch joins the Commonwealth to share his story on growing a music career in college. Noah is an indie-pop singer, songwriter with over 5 million plays on Spotify. His music career has taken off as a college student in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Our host, Nick Castner, is joined by our Production Lead, Hunter Bergman, to answer fan questions, discuss the big story of the week and share their biggest learnings from the last Creators Update. 

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Kelly Ross from ECHO Collective joins the Commonwealth to discuss her work empowering refugee and immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs.

ECHO Collective's founding program, the Refinery, provides immigrant and refugee women the chance to create economic independence through business education and professional mentorship.

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Monday's episode is with Kelly Ross from the Refinery. The Refinery is a program that teaches immigrant and refugee women entrepreneurial skills. Hunter and Nick link up after they speak with Kelly to preview Monday's episode.

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