The PorterNotes Podcast

The PorterNotes Podcast

Unscripted interviews, discussions and social commentary about art, music, culture and history.


October 3, 2022 55 mins

Season four, episode 8 of the podcast is a special discussion between Laurie and Alex regarding the recent events in Southwest Florida, namely the devastation, which occurred with Hurricane Ian.  This is an account as best they can give from their location in Naples, Florida.


If YOU want to help people who have been effected by Hurricane Ian, please contact the Red Cross and donate to their relief efforts. https://www.redcross.or...

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PorterNotes Podcast - Jim Miller

Season Four, Episode 7 of the PorterNotes Podcast includes an interview with Jim Miller of The Jimare Wellness Counseling Center.  Alex and Jim talk about addiction, alcoholism and counseling people who have been directed to receive an assessment as a result of a DUI conviction.  Additionally, the conversation includes discussion of human nature, the affects of childhood environment and trauma on th...

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PorterNotes Podcast - Annie Brook   Season four, episode six of the PorteNotes Podcast includes an interview with Annie Brook, founder of the Brook Institute.   Annie is a PHD, LPC, RSME (ISMETA), Body-Mind Centering teacher, a therapist in high regard in the Somatic community. Annie and Alex discuss Applied Neuroplasticity, implicit and explicit memories and how the precognitive brain experiences stimuli...
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How is this even possible?   The PorterNotes Podcast is taken over by #ASC #americansongcontest Wisco rep: Jake'O!! @jakeomusic Jake'O music and Gigi!!   The tables are turned as Gigi and Jake'O interview Alex and Laurie about music, art, podcasting, trivia and so much more.  There's a lot learned about the PNP hosts.   Give it a listen and share it with everyone you know.   Additionally, mentioned in this episode: Kettle & Cu...
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For this very special episode of the PorterNotes Podcast, Laurie Porter interviews the one, and only, Jake'O.

Musician, artist and performer extraordinaire.

Recently Jake'O was a contestant on the NBC television show American Song Contest.

Laurie talks to Jake'O about his career and his artistry.  From his youth as a globe traipsing Air Force "brat" to where he is today; strutting the big stage with worldwide exposure.  Jake'O is a...

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January 30, 2022 72 mins
PorterNotes Podcast - Aaron Smith   Season Four, episode three of the PorteNotes Podcast includes an interview with Elvis Tribute Artist, Aaron Smith.   Alex and Aaron discuss Elvis’s music, life and performances for Aaron’s one-man Elvis tribute. Aaron is a professional ETA who has traveled the country in the quest to bring realism and integrity to his tribute performances all while facing the challenges of being Autistic.   Reme...
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Well, here we are in 2022.

In this episode of the podcast Laurie and Alex discuss milestones in 2021 and offer advice for 2022.

Let's make it happen in '22.


Music by TØRCH

Sponsored by Shiela Trago BabyQuip


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This very special episode of the PorterNotes Podcast includes Laurie and Alex discussing the humble beginnings of Reedsburg's favorite coffeeshop and den of creativity:  Kettle & Cup

The PorterNotes podcast is sponsored by Shiela Trago BabyQuip IQP   Podcast music for this episode: Tørch   ®2022 PorterNotes
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September 12, 2021 42 mins

This episode of the podcast features a catch-up discussion with Alex and Laurie.  Many changes have occurred since the late episode and this should get us all up-to-speed.

The PorterNotes podcast is sponsored by Shiela Trago/Babyquip Podcast music for this episode: TØRCH #podcast #interview #music #art #Wisconsin #Florida #SWFL #FTMyers #podcasting #livemusic #livestreaming 

®2021 PorterNotes

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This episode of the podcast features an interview with husband and wife performing artists: Wise Jennings.  Alex, Melissa and Jeff discuss the band, the music, the festivals and all things Wise Jennings and beyond.  Additionally, the group discusses the learning curves and benefits of streaming performances in the pandemic landscape.


The PorterNotes podcast is sponsored by Shiela Trago/Babyquip


Podcast music for this episode: T...

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PorterNotes Podcast - Brad Palmer   Season three, episode two of the PorteNotes Podcast includes an interview with Midwest musician, Brad Palmer.   Alex and Brad discuss music, life, politics and the benefits of being a one-man band.   Remember all episodes of our podcast are availble on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio and many many places.   You can always listen to the podcast without a specific player by going ...
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Season Three of the PorterNotes Podcast is here!


In this episode, Alex and Laurie discuss what's happening and where they've been over the past few months.  Additionally discussion about COVID-19, vaccinations, Wisco Veggie Foodie and much much more.


Also, the future of the podcast and which U.S. States haven't listened yet.


There's a call to action and an incentive for new listeners.




Theme music by TØRCH

Visit our...

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This episode of the podcast features an interview with Sauk Prairie High School teacher, Mary Mjelde.  Alex and Mary discuss the current events in teaching during a pandemic as well as the pros and cons to in-person school.  Additionally, Mary discusses how running has become a way to work through her inner dialogue and can be a tool for grounding herself when she needs it.

The PorterNotes podcast is sponsored by Clark Peterson.


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In this episode of The PorterNotes Podcast Alex interviews musician and fellow Leo:  Roscoe Foster.


Among the many topics covered, a conversation about music, Covid-19, facemasks and the importance of empathy.


Check out Roscoe's band The Rascal Theory TRT: for information.


Additionally, Roscoe (not under his stagename, of course) is head Pastor at New Vision Ministries.  You can fin...

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This episode of the PorterNotes Podcast is a supplemental to tide you over until the next official episode becomes available.

Alex discusses the events of the day and talks about life in general.


Music by Alex Porter


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This is the fourth installment of the ongoing Faith In Modern Times series for the PorterNotes Podcast.

Alex interviews Rabbi Betsy Forester of the Beth Israel Center of Madison, Wisconsin  They talk about Conservative Judaism, God and a view of community in modern times.

The episode wraps up with Alex and Laurie discussing recent events and May being Mental Health Month.

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In this very special episode part 3 of our ongoing series Faith in Modern Times, an interview with Meido Moore of the Korinji Rinzai Zen Community  He discusses Buddhism, Enlightenment and how he got to where he is today as Abbot of the Retreat in rural Wisconsin.

Followed by the wrap up with Alex and Laurie where we talk about making the most of Covid lockdown.

Please consider being a sponsor of the Porter...

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This very special episode of the podcast is the second in the series “Faith in Modern Times“.

In this episode there is an interview with Sonny Hyde, Pastor at Cornerstone MBC outside of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Sonny and Alex discuss keeping your head above water during tough times.

This is a special episode includes a second interview, this additional interview is with Teresa Zolcynski RN at RAMC www.ramchealt...

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Hey Everybody!

In this brief supplemental episode of the PorterNotes Podcast, Alex and Laurie check in with you regarding the state of the state.

Keep safe, check on each other and keep washing your hands.

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This is the first episode in a new series for the PorterNotes Podcast:

Faith in Modern Times   In this episode Alex meets with Pastor Clark Peterson of New Life Assembly of God Church of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.  The two discuss the challenges of keeping positive in the current state of Humanity.  Clark offers some insight to what keeps him going when he doesn’t know the an...
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