Baked-In with Josh Allen

Baked-In with Josh Allen

Josh sits down with industry innovators to uncover the unique ideas and values that are baked in to their businesses and have led to extraordinary success. These conversations can be a catalyst for other leaders to discover, develop and deliver powerful results!

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June 15, 2024 29 mins

Happy Father’s Day! Here’s a quick bonus episode with Josh and his five (5) kids talking about lessons learned from growing up in a small business family and their favorite baked goods. A great chance for the kids to fill their dad’s bucket with a little love. Let’s roll…

#family #fathersday #podcasting #baking #legacy

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh has the chance to sit with Danni Eickenhorst and Steve Ewing of HuSTL Hospitality – the group behind both Steve’s Hot Dogs and the Fountain on Locust. Danni (and her husband Marcus) got involved with Steve in February 2020 when he originally announced the closing of Steve’s Hot Dogs. They spent some time talking through how together they re-imagined t...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh sits down with Justin Kraudel of Monta Watches, a luxury swiss-built brand based in St. Louis. In 2016, Justin walked away from a 12-year career in the wealth management industry to follow his passion for horology (watches). Monta designs and manufactures luxury sport watches with impeccable finishing and attention to detail. In a short period of time – relative to some of the de...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh is celebrating episode 50! He’s joined by good friend, collaborator and podcast producer extraordinaire, JB Anderson of Gaslight Studios. They dive deep into the story arc from Josh’s 2021 TEDx St. Louis talk to the ideation of the podcast. And they touch on many of the highlights from the first year of episodes, lessons learned, the role of the City ...

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May 16, 2024 43 mins

On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh is talking with Mike Konzen of PGAV. Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, PGAV is behind some of the most recognizable destinations locally and around the world. The global firm of designers, architects and planners is responsible for the design of places close to home such as the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh gets the chance to talk with Chris Ryan, a filmmaker, publisher and entrepreneur based in St. Louis, MO. More than anything, Chris is a crafter of stories. He’s the founder and creative director of Once Films and the driving force behind STL.org. He brings a unique perspective and skill set to his work in film, marketing and civic engagement. They discuss the value of storytellin...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh sits down with Kevin Lemp of 4 Hands Brewery. Founded in the LaSalle Park neighborhood in 2011, 4 Hands Brewing Company has grown to become the largest craft brewery in the St. Louis area. Brewing a wide range of year-round, seasonal and limited release beers, 4 Hands is also home to 1220 Spirits, a botanically inspired craft distillery, and Withered Oak, a line of uniquely finis...

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April 25, 2024 35 mins

The Baked-In podcast is presented by Busey Bank who also happens to be the guest on this week’s episode. Emily Pickel, Busey’s head of charitable relations for the Gateway Region, joined Josh to dive a bit deeper into their community giving, you know, the stuff Josh is always talking about with Busey. Emily has a Masters in Social Work from Washington University and spent a number of years in smaller no...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh is joined by Dr. Jody Sowell, president and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society. Jody came to St. Louis in 2003 to pursue a doctorate in American Studies at St. Louis University and fell in love with our town. Eighteen years ago he took a small, temporary position at the History Museum and the rest is well…Under his leadership, the museum has been ...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh has  the chance to sit with Curtis Francois, owner and CEO of World Wide Technology Raceway. Located just a few minutes from the Gateway Arch and covering over 700 acres, the Raceway draws fans from all over the country. Only a decade since purchasing the facility, Curtis has created the only venue in the U.S. to host the elite series from each of the...

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On today’s episode, Josh sits with Chris Hansen of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. Founded in 2006, the Foundation focuses on the development of artistic venues, studios and workspaces, short and long-term residencies, and community-based programming, to provide essential infrastructure for the arts to thrive in the St. Louis region. Chris and the Foundation take a very unconventional approach – via real...

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March 28, 2024 55 mins

On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh has the opportunity to talk with Mitch Meyers. Mitch is a creative icon – from Spuds McKenzie to The Zipatoni Company to Cannabis. Widely recognized as the Mother of Bud Light from her early days at the Anheuser Busch companies, to working with plenty of Fortune 100 companies as the co-pilot of the famed Zipatoni, she has immense experience building brands and building cultures. ...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh drops a line with Shalie Dahl Moore who recently opened Wheelhouse Fish Co. – a sea to plate fish company providing products that she and her family catch on their own boats out of Petersburg, Alaska. She’s an incredibly passionate person launching into her business with a real focus on simply sharing her love for the people and the products from her ...

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This week’s episode presented by Busey Bank is a celebration of St. Louis and 314 day! Josh catches up with Jeff and Randy Vines from STL-Style - a hub of civic pride, providing original St. Louis-inspired apparel and stuff and hosting a number of special events throughout the year at their incredibly bustling shop. They are unapologetically all about St. Louis. Self described, their flagship shop on bu...

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February 29, 2024 51 mins

On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh sits down with Matthew McGuire – the landmark restauranteur behind two fabulous St. Louis dining destinations. Matt and Josh go way back. They discuss Matt’s journey from his first successful endeavor after college – King Louie – through his days with Gerard Craft’s restaurant group and Central Hall Food Table in the Central West End. Matt is a true h...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank, Josh Allen talks with Charli Cooksey, the dynamic leader of WEPOWER St. Louis.

 

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.” 

 

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February 13, 2024 38 mins

On this week’s episode of the Baked-In podcast presented by Busey Bank, Josh has the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Van Bergen of Nest. Nest is a nonprofit supporting the responsible growth and creative engagement of the artisan & maker economy to build a world of greater gender equity and economic inclusion. She founded Nest in 2006 after graduating with a Masters in Social Work from Washington U...

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On this week’s episode of the Baked-In podcast presented by Busey Bank, Josh catches up with entrepreneur and fellow-baker, Jason Bockman – the man behind Strange Donuts, Up Late, IDK Ad Agency and a whole host of things we’ll probably never know about. He’s also a tremendous advocate for the City of St. Louis and actively involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Children’s Heart Foundation and Girls...

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On this week’s episode presented by Busey Bank,  Josh sits down (remotely) with some wonderful folks – Johanna Hartzheim and Ismail Salhi – the team behind Wildgrain. Wildgrain is the first bake-from-frozen artisan bread, pastry and pasta subscription box. Founded in early 2020, Wildgrain has grown exponentially in the last 3 years, has 15,000+ 5-star reviews and was recently voted the #1 subscription b...

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On this week’s episode of the Baked-In podcast presented by Busey Bank, Josh had the opportunity to sit down with Steve and Will Smith, the father-son development team at New + Found – the folks behind the City Foundry and lots of other projects in the St. Louis metro area. While the firm works around the country, the Smiths clearly have a strong personal desire to change how St. Louis works, lives and ...

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