7501 – Ultramarathons, donuts sticks, the best Gatorade flavor, and World Vision with Scott Olthoff

7501 – Ultramarathons, donuts sticks, the best Gatorade flavor, and World Vision with Scott Olthoff

The Guest Scott Olthoff is a Champaign husband, father, Wealth Strategist, World Vision sponsor, and ultramarathon runner. What defines an ultra? It’s any distance over 26.2 miles, which is the length of a regular marathon. Scott shares what it takes to fuel up before and during an ultra, what gear he relies on, and how…

7500 – It’s all downhill from Pia’s, walking a goldfish, and bees with Dennis Schmidt

7500 – It’s all downhill from Pia’s, walking a goldfish, and bees with Dennis Schmidt

Episode links Storm drainage and watersheds in Champaign County, Ilinois Pia’s Sports Bar & Grill The Guest For the third time since the podcast launched, bees are a topic — but only briefly. Former Champaign Dept. of Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt has taken up beekeeping as a hobby. We talk about this for a…

7499 – Travels to North Korea, 1 million photos, and the history of Homer with Ray Cunningham

7499 – Travels to North Korea, 1 million photos, and the history of Homer with Ray Cunningham

Ray Cunningham has been the Mayor of Homer, Illinois, since 2013. His background in historical research and his passion for organizing data is the backbone of an ongoing project to build a massive database of historical information about the village. Ray is not only a world traveler who’s been to dozens of countries — including…