Internationally touring bassist and music director Rob Morgan sits down over drinks with intriguing people to try and learn what it means to live a curious life.

January 23, 2018

Question 27 // What can a 16yr old do about human trafficking? (feat. Kaiya Woller)

My research for this episode began months ago when I heard a statistic saying that the Super Bowl is one of the single largest events where human trafficking happens in the U.S. each year. With the Super Bowl happening [this year] just a few miles from where Sarah and I live, my original title was going to be “What is Minneapolis doing to fight against human trafficking during Super Bowl LII?” In my research, I stumbled across a website that talked about ‘HT’ as an ongoing problem in Minnesota and their goal of bringing awareness to it by organizing a 5k for the past couple years and an additional “Virtual 5k” right before the Super Bowl. My curiosity was sparked even more when I found out that the organization was started by a 16yr old. I sat down over coffee with Kaiya Woller to learn more about ‘Human Trafficking’, what led her to start this, and what it’s like being a girl growing up living downtown Minneapolis. 

Recording Location: Corner Coffee, Minneapolis MN

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January 17, 2018

INTERLUDE: How do I select my guests?

My thoughts in response to this week's City Pages article encouraging more diversity on this podcast and my answer to the most frequent question I get in regards to this podcast: "How do you find and select your guests that you have on the show?" 

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January 9, 2018

Question 26 // Does Craft Beer Belong To White Men? (feat. Qiuxia Welch)

Qiuxia Welch, with her husband Kevin, owns Boom Island Brewing Co in Minneapolis, MN. I sat down over beers (her beers in fact) to hear her tell her life story and to find out what it’s been like to be a female minority in multiple industries. From China to America; from being a professional classical musician to owning a brewery, this ended up being an eye-opening conversation that I hope encourages us all to be slower to stereotype the people we meet. 

Recording Location: Boom Island Brewing Co, Minneapolis MN