Cincinnatians – and especially many former Cincinnatians – love and appreciate their hometown. No matter where you go after you graduate high school, some things define a Cincinnatian. It doesn’t matter whether they settle in Price Hill or Knob Hill, North Hollywood or North Avondale, Cincinnati – for good or bad – kind of sticks to your insides. And because Cincinnati and the region proudly boast some of the best secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in the world, kids heralding from Cincinnati often do pretty well out there in the big, broad world. Not bad for the world’s biggest small town.
Don’t believe it? All the proof needed lies in the aisles of your local grocery store – no matter where or what region you shop. Graeter’s Ice Cream is available coast-to-coast and Skyline Chili is available almost just as broadly. There are whole businesses dedicated to shipping Cincinnati ex-pats their hometown-specific goods. We brag about the zoo to just about anyone who will listen. WKRP? Sure, we know, the turkey-from-a-helicopter episode. Pete Rose? Watch yourself. The Big Red Machine? Still love ’em. People love their Cincinnati favorites, and nearly everyone from Cincinnati likes to talk about their hometown. That’s where this show comes in.
From Cincinnati is a Podcast from High Priority Partners LLC hosted by longtime journalist and experienced radio show host, Joe Wessels. It aims to track down people with Cincinnati-style chili running through their veins to hear their story and tie it into their upbringing in Cincinnati – whether they left and found their way in the world and now only visit, or they still live in town. Everybody has a story – but not everyone is from Cincinnati. From Cincinnati isn’t a show with a specific agenda. Casual, free-flowing, and we’ll see where the conversation goes. It’s a conversation more than an interview, but there will be questions – and probably lots of them.