By Jeff Carl & Blaine Zimmerman
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Hidden Indy is a podcast telling the story of how Indianapolis came to be, through stories you probably haven’t heard. The story is mostly told through the lens of sports. Jeff and Blaine spent over 6 months interviewing multiple people involved in building Indianapolis from UNIGOV on, including three former Sports Corp Presidents, the VP of the Pacers, former Director of the Lilly Endowment, CEO of IndyCar, the President and Executive Director of the Pan Am Games, President of the Super Bowl Committee, two former Chamber of Commerce Presidents, the list goes on. Blaine and Jeff tell these unique stories over ten episodes with the interviews interwoven throughout with the final goal of getting more involvement in non-profits through board participation and volunteering throughout the city. Merch : https://hiddenindy.threadless.com/
||CleanEpisode 10: Victory Lap||The whole cast of characters join us to give their advice on how to get out and get involved in the community. From chairing a board to just volunteering, the city needs you!||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Big Game™||We've come full circle. From a sleepy city who's sidewalks rolled up at five to Super Bowl host. Hear Stories from: Michael Browning, Greg Fennig, & Allison Melangton||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Fireside Chat With Mayor Ballard||Former Mayor Greg Ballard joins Blaine and Jeff to talk about how much the city changed between when he originally moved back to Indianapolis through the end of his time in office.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Indy On The World Stage||Fidel Castro! Secret Meetings! A horse arrested! The story behind the 1987 Pan American Games. Hear stories from: Ted Boehm, Tom King, Sandy Knapp, Allison Melangton, Mark Miles, Jim Morris, & Sid Weedman||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Day The Band Died||The stadium didn't stay empty for long. The city worked tirelessly to convince the NFL to give Indianapolis an expansion team. Then, they got a phone call from Baltimore that would change their entire strategy (and upset a band). Hear stories from: Tom||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Upgrading the Convention Center||The convention center needs an upgrade. We have a pretty good idea on how to do that, but it involves building a football stadium with no football team. Who in their right mind would approve that? Hear stories from: Tom King, John Krauss, Mark Miles, J||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: National Sports Festival||Now that Indianapolis has created the first Sports Corporation in the country and build a shiny new Arena, it's time to show off our accomplishments to the country by hosting the National Sports Festival. Little did we know that this was the springboard||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Moving the Pacers||The Indiana Pacers were one of the most successful franchises in the history of the ABA, but found the transition to the NBA as well as finding a new owner challenging. At the same time, the city saw the need to move the team to the center of the city,||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Bye Bye AAU, Hello Indiana Sports Corp||With the AAU being disbanded and sports needing a new home as they governed themselves, Indianapolis saw an opportunity and created the Indiana Sports Corp, enticing multiple sports HQs to plant their flags in the city. Hear stories from: Ted Boehm, Sa||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Welcome to the Hidden Indy Podcast!||Welcome to the Hidden Indy Podcast! What exactly started the boom to move Indianapolis from Indian-no-place to one of the top 10 convention cities in America and a Super Bowl Host? Hear stories from: Ted Boehm, John Krauss, Tom King, Mark Miles, Jim Mo||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A lot of great Indianapolis insight. A positive look at what made the city what its become today. A must for any sports enthusiast or Indy inquirer.
Great history of how indpls became the dynamic success it is today! I had no idea the real back story of Colts coming to Indy- did Howard Cosell?
Great mix of info and humor
Jeff and Blaine have great chemistry and present a very palatable history lesson through great storytelling and interviews.