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Jay Maguire - Texas Hemp Federation

The Texas Hemp Federation is a trade association made up of growers, distributors, and retailers of legal hemp and hemp products in the state of Texas. Their mission is to educate policy-makers, the media, and the general public about the benefits of using hemp and to debunk myths about its use as a supplement.

Zack Carlson - Alamo Drafthouse History & Making Documentary Films

Zack Carlson explains the early days of the Alamo Drafthouse and the ideas that made people fall in love with it. After some fun Alamo history he describes his experience making a documentary called "The American Scream" where several unique characters from a small Massachusetts town are brought to light working their unique magic.

Stephanie Herrera - Salesforce Queen

Stephanie Herrera became a Salesforce sensation by turning friendly and collaborative training sessions she dubbed "Salesforce Saturday" into international phenomena. Salesforce did a documentary on her which lead to her speaking on stage at the massive Dreamforce conference in front of thousands and receiving a personal introduction by billionaire entrepreneur and Salesforce founder Marc Benioff. Tune in to hear Stephanie tell the story of hard work that lead her to a few life changing events which enabled her to use her newly found privilege to continue pushing the people around her upward.

Phyllis Snodgrass - CEO @ Austin Habitat for Humanity

Austin Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of the international nonprofit that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Phyllis tells the origin story of Habitat for Humanity, the challenges of affordable housing, what her responsibilities are as the CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity, and how her career evolved over time.

Podcast Update - December 2020

The whole team returns! Justin, Dave, & Zac answer questions around the podcast. What is Friends in Austin? What are we trying to do? What's been working? What isn't? Why hasn't Zac seen Ghostbusters 2 and how is he so confused about the cast of Demolition Man?

Holiday Traditions, Bidets, and Naked Barbies - Friends Chat 3

Colleen, Abe, and Maggie join Justin for the first 4 person episode and the 3rd Friends Chat. The gang sits down to discuss their favorite holiday traditions, the joy of bidets, spitting on siblings, colleens dream of living on a sailboat, Abe's future in homesteading, Maggie's naked life sized barbie doll, and more!

George Vance McGee - Unicorns and Local Politics (Austin Prop A)

Austin unicorn George Vance McGee comes on the podcast to discuss how Austin has changed over the years, recent changes to local law (an increase in property taxes), and some things we can do to keep Austin an amazing place to live.

Jason Kalish - Bringing You The NBA

🏀 Long time friend and native Austinite Jason joins Justin to discuss the intense collaboration and split second decision making that is required to provide amazing replays to your TV while you are enjoying professional sports games on the couch. 🏀

Shani Majer - Will2Click

Shani Majer joins Justin to discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how she got her iPhone app Will2Click launched in the app store.

Patrick Scott Armstrong - Being a Full Time Podcaster (The Lone Star Plate)

Fellow podcaster Patrick Scott Armstrong of "The Lone Star Plate" joins Justin for a discussion around what it takes to build a podcast and become a full time podcaster.

Kevin Newsum - Steamm Espresso (Update)

Kevin Newsum makes a second appearance on the podcast to give an update on his CPG product Steamm Espresso. Steamm was picked up by Central Market to see how the product performs in stores. If you're an espresso fan please visit steamm.com or your local Central Market and give it a "shot"!

Fake Mustaches, Blowing Stuff Up, Covid Arguments, and Road Tripping | Friends Chat 2

Friends Chat is back with Eric and Dave coming on to debate who has the best mustache and go at each others throats regarding Covid and the NFL operating outside of a bubble. Justin breaks down the 18 day road trip and gives some tips.

Justin Quits His Job - FIA Update

Things are changing for the better here at FIA headquarters. Justin has decided to quit his full time position so he can dedicate more of his time to bringing you high-quality content. We'd also like to welcome Dave Perry to the team. He'll be putting out fun episodes weekly so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Adam Boyd - Dare Capital

Adam Boyd is a partner at Dare Capital, a short-term lending firm that provides working capital to small businesses across Texas and the U.S. Starting off as a high school english teacher and football coach, Adam describes the events that led him to Austin and how he got started in the world of business finance. Join Justin and Adam as they share their unique perspectives on life in Austin and their experiences with Texas entrepreneurs.

Peter Haubrich - Overpowered Mind

Peter Haubrich and Justin discuss the importance of self-development in this week's episode. Peter shares the positive changes he's made in his life including quitting caffeine and intermittent fasting.

Lukas Gilkey - Hometown Hero

Lukas Gilkey is the founder of Hometown Hero, an E-Liquid, Vapor, and CBD company that started in Austin. Hometown Hero has unique product labeling that was inspired by Graffiti Park at Castle Hills in Austin, Texas.

Andrew Michael - Lonestar Dads

Andrew Michael is an entrepreneur with a passion for building communities that provide real value to peoples lives. Lacking an optimal childhood himself, Andrew set out to "Break the Mold" by providing his children the best possible upbringing he can and enabling others to do so as well. Andrew created Lonestar Dads as a place for dads to come together to become better fathers every day, both individually and together as a brotherhood. In this episode Andrew shares some very honest moments and mistakes from his past. If you're interested in entrepreneurship yourself or just a great story, you'll find this episode is packed with lessons and engaging stories.

Margs with Anna Faris, Alex Jones Shenanigans, and Covid-19 Quaranteams | Friends Chat 1

Dave tells how Anna Faris bought him margaritas and taught him the Kitty Kat Dance, Maggie reveals a shocking moment from her childhood, Dave and Maggie gang up on Justin and try to white guilt him, Alex Jones rants via a megaphone regarding Austin greenbelt reserverations. All that and more in this fun episode where 3 friends have a casual and comical chat.

Jeremy Robinson - Austin Holistic Fitness

Jeremy Robinson is an entrepreneur in Austin, Texas with a focus on health and fitness. Jeremy started out by opening up his own gym, he later transitioned into holistic health and fitness by making himself the product rather than a physical location. This transition allowed him to significantly reduce overhead while increasing revenue. His 8 week training program focuses on overall health - mind, body, and spirit.

Serendipitous Opportunities with Derek Heidewald

Derek and Justin discuss their career paths and how they came to Austin.

Moving your band from Jerusalem to Austin - Amir Neubach (The Genders)

On a leap of faith, Amir Neubach and his band The Genders packed up and flew their gear to the USA and roughed it on their fist US tour. The Genders eventually found their home in Austin, TX where they continue to play live all over town.

Kandace Medina - Breaking into the Austin comedy scene

Ever wanted to get into comedy or wondered how comics get started? Kandace Medina decided to get into comedy and hit the Austin comedy scene hard. She explains her strategy for getting practice and exposure, providing some helpful tips for anyone wanting to step up to the mic themselves.

Matty Mayer - Being a Nomad

Matty and Justin met at Soco on the Lake in Austin, TX. Matty has lived in and visited many different cities, states, and countries. Matty and Justin discuss traveling, Covid-19, education, and other random topics.

Garret Autry & Dave Lehmann - Autry Industrial

Garret Autry set out to change the world with more efficient cooling tech for power plants. Garret kindly set his friend Dave Lehmann's garage on fire to test a prototype and eventually raised 3 million dollars. Listen to find out how this roller coaster ride of an entrepreneurial journey played out.

Eric Bond - Ultimate Concealed Carry

Visit yt.friendsinaustin.com to watch the episode on YouTube! Eric Bond comes on to discuss a business called Ultimate Concealed Carry that he and his family built. Eric would travel to gun shows and law enforcement agencies to sell and demo a particular holster they had a patent for. Eric also starred in some hilarious videos they produced (Ultimate Misfires and Mishaps) to increase their companies exposure in the gun industry.

Mom Tries Psychedelics

Under rare circumstances during a difficult life period, Carolyn tries MDMA for the first time in her life. The recommendation came from an unlikely source, her own son. The psychological benefits that followed were unexpected.

Black Lives Matter - Handley Bonnet & Ken Pennie

Handley, KP, and Justin discuss the Black Lives Matter movement

Drugs - Stories, Ups, Downs, Dangers

Justin and Jerry talk about their best and worst experiences with drugs through some funny and scary stories.

Breezy - Flipside Combustion Chamber

Breezy discusses some Flipside infrastructure such as the Combustion Chamber, some interesting Flipside history and incidents. Breezy also shares some of his burn experience at Burning Man and regionals.

Dave Perry - Fear of Water (Part 2 of 2)

Dave Perry is a musician in Austin, TX. He has a one man band called Fear of Water. He recently released an incredible metal cover of X Gon' Give It To Ya. You can find him via the Fear of Water facebook fan page. https://www.facebook.com/TheFearOfWater/

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