If nothing else, Mike Jacki, is an all-around interesting guy. And, considering he hails from the elite gymnastics world, an 'all-arounder' is quite an accomplishment.
Mike was not only the President of the United States Gymnastics Federation (now USA Gymnastics) but he's had his hand in sports across the spectrum, including X-games and even parkour development. Some would argue this Hall of Famer was instrumental in digging the gymnastics federation out of significant debt to paving the way for what the national programs are today. The U.S. dominates in gymnastics but in the early-90s that was certainly not the case.
Mike's hot button for all success in sports is early developmental programs and providing safe environments for kids to progress. Long-time friend, Kristi Lee, and co-host Tiffany Stoner, could talk gymnastics all day but had to limit our time during the podcast. We hope to have Mike on again as Rio is quickly approaching.
WTF! It’s Marc Maron. Yes, that Marc Maron. The one who has had many ups and downs in life and now is on a BIG up. I sat down with Marc in a hotel room in Bloomington, IN where he was performing at the legendary Comedy Attic. We chat about the stand up process, how this whole comedy thing started, and happiness.
As one of the most successful podcasters in the business we delve into how that came about and some of the famous guests he has talked with in his garage studio in California. He shares what led up to one of the most famous podcasts of all time, the The President of the United States, Barrack Obama. And let’s not forget his semi auto-biographical show that just ended on IFC, Maron. After four seasons Marc decided to put an end to the comedy, we find out why.
All of this plus Carnegie Hall! How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Listen now to Marc Maron and find out. Enjoy!
Back in June I had the pleasure of sitting down with the mother-daughter house rehab team 2 Chicks and a Hammer consisting of Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak that star in their own show on HGTV called “Good Bones”. Their first season ended in May, and they are working hard now on season two. During our chat we talk about how they started in the rehabbing business, how HGTV got involved, the dynamic of working as a mother-daughter team and more.....
When we spoke Mina was preparing for her upcoming wedding. (not sure if she is going by her new last name professionally....guess I should ask her) and the pair were just getting started on their latest “project”. We also talk about their love of going into older neglected neighborhoods....where they both live by the way.....and making changes for the good!
I was so excited to meet and speak with Karen and Mina and I hope you enjoy it too!
If you are a beer drinker or have just wondered what the fuss is about all the new “craft” beers out there, this show is for you. We talk to Jerry Connor the co-founder of Bier Brewery In Indianapolis. Jerry along with his son Darren the brewmaster have managed to create quite a stir in the Craft Beer world.
At the recent World Beer Cup awards presented by the Brewer’s Association at the 2016 Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bier Brewery took home TWO Gold medals. Only one other brewery in the world won two gold medals this year.
Bier Brewery won gold for their Sanitarium, Belgian Style Qaudrupel and for ESB, English Style Extra Special Bitter. We taste test these beers and more and learn about the different styles and what sets Bier Brewery apart from other craft brewers.
Jerry and his son Darren have only started the company 5 years ago but immediately wowed customers with a variety of true to style, traditional biers. If you are traveling to the Indianapolis area Bier Brewery is worth a stop. They are located at 5133 E. 65th St. on the NE side of Indianapolis. You can also contact them at bierbrewery.com
So sit back, pour a cold one and let’s talk bier!
Britt returns to shake things up on Kristi Lee Uninterrupted. We talk about dating and shenanigans of all sort. Take a listen and enjoy the wisdom, or sometimes lack thereof, of Britt "you freshman bitches".
If there is something out there that can be driven my guest has probably driven it and done it VERY VERY well. He has 3 Nascar Sprint Cup titles to his name, An IRL IndyCar Series Championship, 4 USAC Championships which is landing him this year into the USAC Hall of Fame and many more as a car owner!
Tony Stewart will retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2016 season as a driver. He will however continue on in the sport as one of the co-owners of Stewart-Haas Racing.
As most of you know, Tony just won his first race of the year ending an 84 race drought in dramatic fashion over Denny Hamlin in the last few turns of the Sonoma Road course. Fortunately for me I had the chance to visit with Tony a few weeks ago following his 7th place finish in Michigan at the Firekeepers Casino 400. I traveled to his incredible log home in southern Indiana for an enjoyable summer evening on his screened in porch with his dog Max and some wonderful conversation.
We discuss his upcoming retirement. You will hear the complete story about how he injured his back in a sand buggy back in January that kept him out of the first 8 races of the season. We talk about the idea and design for his amazing log home. Which comes complete with a 1600 cubic ft fresh water aquarium that flows into an indoor trout stream. You might be surprised who did the decorating. (here’s a hint, it was NOT Tony) The home also contains, a bowling alley, movie theater, bar, workout room, poker room, and one of my favorite features a hibachi grill! There is plenty more to explore on his 414 acre Hidden Hollow Ranch and Tony reveals some big plans for his property. Also find out about his new obsession with learning to fly! His wonderful work with the Tony Stewart Foundation and his love of pets. Plus hidden talents, bucket list items, (line up ladies) and the fact that he has never ever done laundry!
On June 15th George Will of the Washington Post wrote an op-ed piece on how “Purdue has the President that America needs”! Many agree. I happened to have the honor of sitting down with the 12th President of Purdue University and 2 term former Governor of the State of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, just about a week prior to that article.
We talk politics a bit in a roundabout way. We learn about Mitch Daniels rise to political greatness. His advice to college students. Balancing our nations budget. The surprising committee he co-chaired that looked into the viability of humans living in space. And the wonderful technological advances that are happening on Purdue’s campus. Plus even the former governor/university president has a hidden talent!
It’s no wonder so many wanted Mitch Daniels to run for President of the United States. Unless you attend Purdue then you are probably glad he has politely declined and will continue as President of the University for many years to come.
Drew Powell, "Butch" from the hit TV Show "Gotham", is live with Kristi Lee at Indy Pop Con, a pop culture convention bringing movie, tv, youtube, comic books and more together under one convention.
Drew takes us on the journey of how he landed his role on Gotham, how he got his start in TV and what to expect in season thee of Gotham. We talk about working with Jada Pinkett Smith and Robin Lord Taylor (the Penguin). We also talk about his work on Malcom in the Middle and Bryan Cranston.
We take a look at Drew's vocal talents and his web series Man Jam. BTW, don't go to ManJam.com looking for the web series, but do go to ManJam.com if you're looking to hang with men.
We also talk about Drew's family, his friendship with Kristi, his hidden talent, and how his Dad's words have shaped Kristi's views and her signoff to the podcast.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. has found his calling as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah! He recently joined me while taking a break from headlining the Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington. Let’s find out how Roy made it to The Daily Show, what it's like to be a Birmingham Alabama guy thrust into New York City and some big news revealed about his personal life! Also learn how many chicken nuggets Roy can eat in a single day. And let’s not forget his hidden talent!
Jimmy may be a funny guy but he is happy and content with his life after 25 years with Q95 and the Bob and Tom Show. He now works for the Indianapolis Colts securing sponsors and doing off-season radio. But most of all, he feels blessed with a wife of 30 years and five boys. He enjoys entertaining in his pool house and whiffle ball field.
Jimmy Matis (aka Dog) joins Kristi Lee live at Morty’s Comedy Joint to reminisce about the old days of the Bob and Tom Show, along with the wild and crazy times...road trips, excursions in the Bahamas, singing backup, among many more.
What happens when George Lopez, Chick McGee, and Jimmy ‘Mad Dog’ Matis hang out in Tijuana? Find out on this live version of Kristi Lee Uninterrupted. If you’re into Bob and Tom history, then you’ll love this show.
In the studio, Kristi Lee was joined by Tim and Tiffany Stoner of Familyprint in celebration of Memorial Day. As unique as a fingerprint, each family survives and thrives differently under challenging circumstances. Army Reservist and Bronze Star recipient Lt Col Timothy Stoner, commander of Indiana's first Black Hawk unit in Iraq, and his wife transformed their experience of his deployment into the catalyst for efforts to pay it forward. Trading wingtips for combat boots and managing four children under the age of six, they turned difficulty into an experience of graciousness, growth and gratitude. On the podcast, they share their personal account of what it was like to be a military family during a time of war.
After a jagged military path that left him put him rare ground as not only an Airborne Ranger but an Aviator, Tim describes when he was deployed to Iraq the overwhelming sense of accountability to the soldiers under his care. He not only had close relationships with the soldiers, but their spouses, parents and children.
He describes Medevac as the last Hail Mary on the battlefield, and discusses the ethical choices Medevac teams face when saving U.S. soldiers, and even the enemy. He suggests the transition on the 'pain-healing' side of the equation was a good place to be after years being enlisted in the infantry.
Tim and Tiffany Stoner published a book and launched a nonprofit called FamilyPrint. It is a coffee-table book which includes amazing images that Nathaniel Edmunds Photographycaptured during Tim's deployment to Iraq. Since the launch, they have donated over $30K benefiting children with a deployed parent.
Josh Kaufman, winner of season 6 of "The Voice" shares his biggest and most exciting news post "The Voice"… His first single "Truth be Told" is released today and he gives us a LIVE taste.
Josh has proven that you should never stop following your dreams. We learn all about the audition process, favorite judges, performing on the hit TV show and how it felt to actually win. More importantly we learn what has happened to Josh since his victory. Including a run on Broadway in the musical Pippin!
Take a journey with Becky Kevoian, wife of legendary Bob and Tom host Bob Kevoian, as we discuss how she ended up traveling this great country in an Airstream! We learn a bit more about the woman behind the "man" Bob! The lady who has almost 17,000 Twitter followers and loves to tweet! Her close ties with family, obsession with morel hunting, and of course trips in the June Bug documented in her blog June Bug Journeys! Throw in Bob and you will also learn the difference between clean, gray, and black water. (And it’s not just the color!) Oh and nudie trailer parks!
Find out how the June Bug got it’s name and how Bob and Becky decided to spend much of their retirement in the Airstream trailer. Settle in for a delightful trip with the Kevoians from inside the June Bug complete with hot coffee and a nice spring breeze!
Jay Baker and Whit Grayson have been around Kristi and the Bob and Tom show since the beginning of time, or so it seems. Travel back in time and listen to the stories of how the Love Brothers and many other Bob and Tom favorites were born.
We dig deep into the stories that are too hot for radio and at the end of this live event, you will hear a brand new, never heard before Love Brothers sketch.
The Month of May in Indianapolis is exciting. But no one can deny that this year, with the 100th Anniversary, the engines are roaring even more loudly. If you are a race fan, you must listen in with Kristi Lee and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President, Doug Boles.
Doug has an extreme passion for the sport, and has been a lifelong fan of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Like many, that passion grew as a young boy, when he visited the Speedway with his father. With Kristi, he shares some of his favorite Indy 500 memories, his racing hero,and his prized memorabilia.
Doug lends some inside information on what his team is doing to make the 100th running even more spectacular, and some of the outlandish stunts that are being done to promote the IMS, such as jumping out of airplanes, pulling an Olympic skier around a yard of bricks,and camping out in a tent to promote the camping opportunities at the Speedway.
Doug is very active on Twitter. If you're a fan, he is a great guy to
follow because he's always posting updates on the changes and exciting things that are happening leading up to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
You won't have to be a wine connoisseur to thoroughly enjoy this podcast with one of Indiana's most polarizing, young sommelier's. His colorful commentary on spirits, wine, and travel are enlightening.
Erase whatever picture you have in your mind of what a sommelier looks like. Arthur Black is the opposite, in his tight, black t-shirt, tattooed arms, man-bun, and Buddhist necklace. He is the Corporate Wine and Spirits Sales Manager for RNDC, a leading national wholesaler of fine wine and spirits.
In addition to his role at RNDC, Arthur is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, a Certified Specialist of Wine, a Certified Spanish Wine Educator, a Certified French Wine Educator, a Certified Sake Specialist, Certified Spirits Specialist, Advanced Sommelier, Level 1 Cicerone, Advanced Level III through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, a wine, beer and spirits writer and has lectured and taught at copious venues and several universities. As an active educator in the American sommelier community, Arthur has competed in many sommelier competitions, winning the honorable Best Young Sommelier in America Championship.
His motto, "The customer is always right." So, if someone wants to sit down with Proseco and pair it with salt & vinegar chips then they should do so. But he is clear on his opinion about one type of person..."cork sniffers are ass holes!"
In 2015, Arthur created and is the current president of the non-profit, the Indiana Craft beverage Association, a promotional body dedicated to engaging both trade and consumers to increase quality beverage appreciation and Indiana beverage industry sustainability. Arthur is also the creator and organizer of Indiana’s first cocktail festival, Mixture – An Indianapolis Cocktail Tour, which experienced a successful first year in the summer of 2015.
Join IndyMixture on September 16-17. It is a two-day Cocktail Tour, featuring live music, food, beer, cocktails, and booze. The fun begins along Georgia Street then travels to Mass Ave, Fletcher Place, and Fountain Square for Indy’s best bartenders to tempt you with samples of their wares.
Kristi Lee and Tiffany Stoner talk more Shit with Britt. Not only they do indulge in mid-afternoon Friday wine but Britt makes some bold discoveries that have to do with men and butts.
They covered what it means to have painted white rocks in front of a yard. Is it a myth or could it be a sign you may be living next to a swinger...you may just want to ring the doorbell!
Kristi describes how she gets hit on by young men quite often while Britt thinks only toothless men are interested in her. They agree to a night out shortly in which Kristi can lend Britt some tips on flirting. Perhaps she should wear no undies!
They reminisced about the bad things they did as children, getting caught snooping for Christmas presents. Kristi even declares something she has NEVER admitted on air before.
Better listen in.
Just like Kristi Lee is taking a break from traditional radio, Greg Ballard was in the studio discussing what keeps him busy after serving in public office for eight years as Mayor. Not only is he an avid reader but he loves to cycle along some of the very trails and bike pathways he put in place during his time as Mayor. He feels passionately about sustainable energy particularly as it pertains to transportation. In fact, he is writing a book that he hopes to have published by 2017.
Mayor Ballard shared with Kristi Lee, and her co-cost, Tiffany Stoner, some of his favorite memories as Mayor. Superbowl XLVI was certainly on top of that list. And, he thinks he had something to do with the weather!
From his completely unplanned run for Mayor to his 23 years in the Marines, you will find Greg Ballard a great guy. And, we just might find him in office again after a much deserved break.
Joining Kristi Lee on Uniterrupted is full-time stand-up comic, Costaki Economopoulos. Kristi has always considered him a smart persons comic. In fact, she mentions that she feels like she should take a history class before going to see one of his shows. Growing up as a 'cul-de-sac-kid', he was a match and chess whiz which then led him to get a Master's Degree in Political Science. However, stand up comedy was the only thing he really loved.
He has combined his love of comedy with his equal love for fantasy football. In fact, you can catch his Podcast called Quick Snaps on iTunes or you can follow one of his leagues called "Megatrondemopolis."
He and Kristi share daughters both named Ava. He explains what it is like to raise a child in NYC understanding there are some significant benefits to urban-dwelling. Costaki jokes that all comics should get divorced because then you can book your gigs when you aren't parenting. He absolutely loves spending time off the road with his Ava.
Oh...and his hidden talent? You will have to listen in.
Comedian Jen Kober, on her recent trip to the Midwest stopped in for a wildly personal visit with Kristi Lee. She talked about her tour, working with Kevin Hart, and her recent appearances on The Mindy Project and Anger Management.
Jen wakes and bakes but unlike most, she gets a lot of shit done. Her weed even gets delivered to her front door in California. Her favorite flavors...Alaskan Thunder Fuck Week and another actually called Charlie Sheen!
She was candid that her life on the road is not conducive to personal relationships but definitely has a clear and distinct type of woman she is attracted to. Dark hair. Dark eyes. And Boobs!
Kristi, always with a kind gesture, brought Jen a half eaten box of her favorite Samoas Girl Scout Cookie.
Listen in for more of this banter between two powerhouse comedians.
Chris Bowers has it all...well he has all he needs which was an important lesson to learn in his 40s. After throwing most of his belongings away in a move, he now owns two pairs of shoes, hasn't eaten a vegetable or fruit since 1996 and hasn't been sick in 15 years (of course, that is not including the occasional hang over). According to Chris, he lives a perfectly happy vagabond life.
Kristi Lee calls the owner and dear friend of Morty's Comedy Club, one-of-a-kind. He not only brings exceptional comedy to Indiana but he is a comic himself, and more importantly a motivation speaker for kids. He encourages kids to be happy with who they are, and realize the skills they can bring to the world. He loves Millennials because they aren't racist, they aren't homophobic, and while they might not be as wealthy as their parents, they'll be happier in the future.
He doesn't fear anything which is a great lesson for both kids and comics. In fact, he and Kristi discussed the art of getting to the best jokes. The first one you write will be the easy one and get a few laughs but won't be original. The second joke will be an improvement, but after the third is where originality really sets in.
You can catch Chris and his entourage of comics, along with many famous guests, at his new Morty's location: 3824 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis.
WARNING: NOT FOR THE WORKPLACE.
Our friend, who will go by the name Britt for the podcasts, is raw and funny whether she is describing the "grey" dating area she finds herself in after her recent divorce or the act of butt chugging. The bottom line is she likes her boobs.
Kristi Lee's class remains intact but does mention the word penis. It is just three gals sitting around the table talking like they would if they were at a bar. Topics ranged from sexting to tit pics to maintaining groomed or ungroomed lady parts.
This isn't the last time you'll hear from Britt...
Wondering what your favorite news gal has been up to since the new year rolled around and her voice was strangely absent on your way to work? Well, this time Kristi Lee won't be interrupted. She is now UNINTERRUPTED. In fact, she is starting out her new podcast series being real and raw about her new path.
2016 catapulted her into unexpected and uncharted territory after being an integral part of the Bob & Tom Show for 27 years. They were more than just co-workers and morning comrades but family. The abrupt change didn't come without significant pain and grief, which she discusses openly in her first podcast with longtime friend, Dr. Will, who has a colorful and eclectic background being not only an ordained minister but a standup comedian.
Kristi Lee's podcast will begin April 5th under the podcast community of Dr. Will's Neighborhood. Her podcasts will include many special celebrity guests, real people talking about real issues, fun newsworthy stories, and just anything she wants. But this time...she decides.
To leave you with a teaser, Kristi Lee said, "I should have just had Tom's baby....the severance package is better."
Kristi Lee's special guest is the now retired radio hall of famer, Bob Kevoian with his writing partner and long time voice artist/ guest Whit Grayson at Bob's secret home studio.
They reminisce, talk about the future, drinking whiskey and take you behind the scenes of some of you favorite Bob and Tom moments...
You also get to hear some of those on air moments from the Bob and Tom archives.
The interview portion of the show was produced and edited by Bob himself.
For more information visit KristiLeeNews.com