By Laura McGuinn
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Columbia Calls is a new podcast series about Columbia, South Carolina: a growing, changing city whose cultural identity is evolving with it. Join host Laura McGuinn for a weekly series of conversations with the Columbians driving these changes.
||Clean10 – Della Watkins||We're proud to announce that this week's episode was brought to you by Silver Spoon Bake Shop! For this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with the executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art, Della Watkins.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 – The Eugenes||This week's guests are Rosa & Winton Eugene, the husband-and-wife team behind Pottery by Eugene. I chatted with the Eugenes at the McKissick Museum just before the opening reception of their 30-year retrospective exhibition called Place It/Face It.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 – Councilman Sam Davis||This week, City Councilman Sam Davis chatted about his time serving the City of Columbia. Since joining the city council in 1998, he has seen Columbia grow and develop quite a bit! Download the episode wherever you get your podcasts (iTunes, Spotify,||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 – Jodi and Grace Salter||The delightful mother-daughter duo Jodi & Grace Salter came by SOCO BullStreet this week to chat with me about their experience living and working in Columbia. Jodi, president of the Columbia Design League, and Grace,||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 – Fred Delk and Scott Garvin||This week, Fred Delk and Scott Garvin sat down to talk about building Columbia. Fred is the director of Columbia Development Corporation. Scott, president of Garvin Design Group, is an architect and developer.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 – Melanie Huggins||Melanie Huggins stopped by to talk about her experience as the Executive Director of Richland Library. Join us this week to hear how the library grew into a pillar of the community through innovative facility renovations and outreach programs.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 – John Sherrer||This week's guest is John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources for Historic Columbia and author of "Remembering Columbia." Join me to hear John delve into Columbia's rich, complex history and to hear him explain why historic preservation is so impor||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 – Amy Beth Franks||This week's episode is all about Five Points! Amy Beth Franks, Executive Director of the Five Points Association, stopped by to talk about Columbia's original village neighborhood. Download the episode on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher,||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 – Phill Blair||This week, I got to chat with the one and only Phill Blair! Phill is a co-owner of The Whig, but he's also worked tirelessly for over a decade to help transform Main Street from a total ghost town to a kinda cool place to be.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 – Lee Snelgrove and Margie Johnson Reese||The inaugural episode of 'Columbia Calls' is about all things Amplify Columbia, the city's cultural plan for the Columbia area. Join host Laura McGuinn for a conversation with Lee Snelgrove, Executive Director of One Columbia for Arts and History,||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great podcast and a must listen for anyone in or planning on going to the Columbia area! She discusses culture and arts in Columbia and helps the listener to appreciate it as much as she does.
Excellent deep dive into culture of a growing city
Columbia Calls is a great podcast about arts, culture, and change. Whatever your interests are, whether it be history, art, city development, etc, there is a podcast episode to interest you. The enthusiasm and love towards Columbia as a city is palpable within both the host and her guests; it’s wonderful to hear someone passionate about the future of their home discuss the city with like-minded people. All of the interviewees are so driven to create a community they are proud of, and it is great to hear. I especially enjoy episode 5 involving the Richland Library, as well as episode 10 about the Columbia Museum of Art. Overall, I’d highly recommend giving this podcast a listen!
Great podcast - educational and entertaining covering a variety of cultural activities in the Cola area.