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Edge of Indy is podcast that focuses on what is trending in Indianapolis. Anything from business and marketing to highlighting different organizations and companies in the circle city. We want to have a show to highlight individuals who are impacting the culture of Indianapolis.
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Apr 23, 2018

On today's show, we're welcoming back Brackets for Good and this year's winner - Neurohope. We also have Midtown Indy - a group of dedicated to the economic vitality of downtown Indianapolis. All this today on the EDGE!


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Brackets for Good & Neurohope

A few shows back, we welcomed Matt Duncan, Co-Founder and Deputy Director of the Brackets for Good, at the beginning of their annual event. During that show, we promised to have the winner back on and we are doing so today!

This year's winner of Brackets for Good was NeuroHope - an organization that helps patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury get access to rehabilitation.

Chris Leeuw is the founder of NeuroHope and in 2010 he suffered a C4 spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He went through 17 months of therapy in Utah and returned to Indy in 2012 inspired to help others like him.

It was a great year for the Brackets for Good as well as close to $3 Million was raised this year for non-profits.

To learn more about Brackets for Good, please visit:

To learn more about NeuroHope, please visit:


Paul Poteet on the EDGE - Dumb Phone Edition

Last we talked about an app that emulated an old disposable camera, well this week we found out that Samsung has released the perfect phone for your kids and grandparents - the dumb phone. Plus, we only have a couple days to live and would you eat a tarantula burger?

Samsung releases a Dumb Phone -

You have less than a week to live! -

Finally--someone is making a delicious tarantula burger! -


Midtown Indy

Casey Seaton is the Program & Events Coordinator from Midtown Indy and he is joining us this week to talk about his great organization.

If you haven't heard of Midtown Indy before, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and revitalization of the 12-square mile region of Indianapolis that is known as Midtown.

To learn more about the projects and programs of Midtown Indy, please visit:


Apr 13, 2018

Today's show is all about benefit luncheons and peanut butter consumption. First up, we'll be joined by a team from the Christamore House Guild to discuss the upcoming book and author benefit. Then we'll eat peanut butter with as a spoon as we welcome B. Happy Peanut Butter. All that and more, today on the EDGE!

Christamore House Guild

The Christamore House Guild is an organization of women who commit to supporting the Christamore House through volunteering and charitable fundraising. One of their main fundraisers the Book & Author Benefit is happening on April 20.

Kara Kavensky and Dina Silver join us this week to talk about this great benefit and how being a member of the Christamore House Guild helps the community!

If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Book & Author Benefit, please visit:

Paul Poteet on the EDGE - Ballpark Food Edition

What would you give up for a 10% raise? Well, what some people would give up might surprise we have some interesting ballpark food that is new for 2018. All this and more on Paul Poteet on the EDGE.

People would give up the right to vote just to get a raise at work -

This App turns your smartphone into an old-school camera -

Delicious and disgusting ballpark food this season -

B. Happy Peanut Butter

Five years ago, Jon Weed decided to teach his kids about what it is like to run a small business and in that time, the company has taken off appearing in magazines, newspapers, and TV shows all over the world.

Made in small batches in Zionsville, Indiana, B. Happy Peanut Butter is one of those small business success stories we love to feature on the show!

To learn more about B. Happy Peanut Butter, visit:

Apr 6, 2018

Today we're joined by a team that provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the State of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world - that's the Indiana Historical Bureau. Then we're drinking WINE - at least, Brittany is. We'll be joined but the state's only mobile wine bar - that's Vino Mobile Bar.

Edge of Indy is brought to you by Site Strategics, a digital marketing agency located in downtown Indianapolis.

As the title sponsor of the program, they are offering you a chance to save 30% on their Digital Marketing ROI Report. This report will tell you the return on investment your SEO, content, social media, and PPC are bringing.

To get your digital marketing ROI report, visit:

Indiana Historical Bureau

Are you a fan of the Talking Hoosier History podcast? Well, this week we're joined by the group behind this show, the Indiana Historical Bureau.

Casey Pfeiffer, the Historical Marker Program Director, and Lindsey Beckley, Historian, are on the show this week to talk to us about their organization and how they are helping Hoosiers learn more about the history of our great state.

To learn more about the Indiana Historical Bureau, visit:

To listen to the Talking Hoosier History, visit:

Paul Poteet on the Edge - Placenta Smoothie Edition

The most-banned songs from wedding receptions. Die, chicken dance! -

This woman married a tree. -

This Mom made a delicious placenta smoothie! -

Vino Mobile Wine Bar

Did you know you there is a mobile wine bar? We tracked it down and invited it to our studio to learn more about this great idea!

Jenn Kampmeier is the founder of the Vino Mobile Bar and it is the first independent 'Wine Truck' in the State of Indiana. If you are looking for a unique twist to your next party or corporate event, then be sure to reach out to them!

To learn more about the Vino Mobile Bar, visit:

Apr 2, 2018

Are you getting Spring stir crazy - are you wanting to get out of the house? Well, this show is for you! We're getting lost - Truly! We're getting lost in Indiana with a local Facebook group: Get Lost Indiana - sharing with you some great destinations. Plus we're getting our Yoga on today with Embarque Yoga. We're getting lost and getting flexible, today on the EDGE!

Get Lost Indiana

Are you looking for something to do in Indianapolis this weekend? Then you need to join the Get Lost Indiana Facebook page!

Sara Risley, the creator of Get Lost Indiana, created this group to build a community of people who want to provide a little exposure to the little known Hoosier people/places/things in our great state.

Hear Sara talk about the story behind starting the group and a few of her favorite little gems in Indiana in this episode!

To learn more about Get Lost Indiana, please visit their website:

Or, to sign up for their Facebook group, visit:

Paul Poteet on the Edge - Stolen Baby Jesus Edition

Did you hear about the return of Jesus? No, we're not talking about the resurrection. We're talking about the baby Jesus statue that was stolen from a church almost 80 years ago has finally been returned. Hear more weird and wacky stories, this week on Paul Poteet on the EDGE!

A new service promise to analyze DNA in your saliva to find a compatible roommate!? -

Speaking of DNA, after time in space an astronaut is no longer identical to his identical twin: -

Baby statue returned to the church it was stolen from eight decades ok. (Happy Easter!): -

Embarque Yoga

Have you had the chance to head over to Embarque Yoga? Well, we have the owner Alyssa Pfenning on this week to tell us more about what makes her studio unique.

Plus, coming up on April 7th, they are having their first Wild Wisdom Retreat - learn more about this great event in this episode!

If you want to learn more about Embarque Yoga, please visit:

Mar 23, 2018

It's a mouthful, but we're joined by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology to discuss their upcoming "Women at Work" Conference and then we'll welcome Scribfolio, a product to help foster creativity and exploration in Indy kids. All that and more, today on the EDGE!


Jeanie Reagan-Dinius, the Director of Special Initiatives at Indiana DNR, joins Erin and Brittany to talk about their upcoming Women at Work Conference.

This is the third year for the event and the event will be held at the Harrison Center for the Arts. This year's conference will focus on the history of Indiana women in the arts and their keynote speaker for this year will be Abbey Chambers.

If you are interested in attending this year's conference, please visit:


Have you heard about the data breach at Facebook? Well, Fitbit has released their own stats of their user's sleep habits. Plus, would you want a robot of your dead relatives? Find out these stories and more, this week on the Paul Poteet on the EDGE!

Company wants to build an AI robot version of your dead relatives -

FitBit studied 6 billion nights of sleep -

What new for weddings this year? -


If you are looking to pull your kids away from spending all the time in front of the screen, then be sure to check out Scribfolio!

Maggie Held is the founder of Scribfolio and she joins Erin and Brittany to talk about how she turned her career from a professional singer/dancer/actor into a small business owner.

To learn more about Scribfolio, please visit their website:

Mar 18, 2018

We've got another great show on the docket for this week - we'll eat a little cheese and do some family planning. First up we have Tulip Tree Creamery - a local, urban creamery that will make you want to eat your weight in cheese. Plus, Family Choice Surrogacy - a company that wants to help educate Indy on all the family building options available. All that and more, this week on the EDGE.


Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport after Smits traveling all over the world consulting and developing small to medium scale dairy plants.

They are located on the northwest side of Indianapolis and looking to move into their own facility in the next year.

To learn more about their cheeses, see their inventory, or sign up for one of their classes - visit their website:


We don't know about you, but we are still struggling with Daylight Saving from last week but do you know why Daylight Saving exists? On this week's Paul Poteet on the EDGE we discuss that and we have a new way to relieve stress at work (Erin's not too fond of this idea). Plus, would you reuse your toilet paper?

Everything you always wanted to know about Daylight Saving(S) Time:

It's a good idea to have a voodoo doll of your boss:

It's time to ditch TP for a "Family Cloth":


Family Choice Surrogacy is an agency located in Indiana but they serve parents across the globe to navigate Intended Parents and Surrogates through every step of the process.

Family Choice Surrogacy was started by Leah Potter after she experiencing her own infertility. She decided to help families fulfill their dreams of becoming parents by helping them through the world of surrogacy.

To learn more about the organization, please visit:

Mar 2, 2018

Very few things are better than a good mashup, and boy, do we have a great combo for you today - that’s basketball and Italian food. First, we’ll be joined by Brackets for Good, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps local nonprofits through competitive, online fundraising tournaments.

Then, we’re talking Italian - food that is! We’ll be joined by the owner of Iozzo's Garden of Italy, to talk about their long-running history here in Indianapolis and what you should put on your must-eat list. All that and more, today on the Edge!

It's the first week of March, which means March Madness is right around the corner and here in Indianapolis, we kickoff March Madness with Brackets for Good.

Brackets for Good is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps build awareness, raise funds, and expand marketing capabilities for local nonprofits through competitive, online fundraising tournaments.

This organization was started by Matt McIntyre and Matt Duncan after Butler had their great run in 2011.

To learn more about Brackets for Good, visit their website:


Easter is right around the corner - and that means Peeps! What are some of their new flavors for this year?? Plus, what are millennials up to now? Find out this and more, today on Paul Poteet on the EDGE.

There are new PEEPS flavors for your Easter pleasure -

The worst job interview moves you can make -

Millennials are afraid of the dentist -


Have you been to Iozzo's Garden Italy? They have some of the BEST Italian food you can have in the city. They also have an interesting backstory.

The restaurant is one of the oldest and newest Italian restaurants in Indy - and that's because the restaurant closed for 40 years.

Katie Harris, the owner of Iozzo's Garden of Italy, joins us on the show to talk about what's new at the restaurant and tell more about the history of their family restaurant.

To learn more, visit:

Feb 22, 2018

This week we're tapping into two of Indy's best resources - that's Indy with Kids, a resource for Indianapolis' parents and IndyHub - a resource for the professional millennials among us who are here to tell us about No Mean City.


If you are a parent and live in central Indiana, then you better know about Indy with Kids. Katy Mann, the creator of Indy with Kids, moved to Indianapolis in 2002 and struggled to find information on local parks and events that suited her young family's needs. So, she set out to create that resource.

Be sure to check out her website with great information on what to do with your family over spring break!

To visit her website, please visit:


And finally, we're back together with Paul Poteet as he has found some interesting stories to get us back...on the EDGE!

Hostess Brands has a delicious twist on the recent trend of tax-reform-related bonuses -

Next big thing? Earlobe reduction! -

There's something special in these Burritos -


Did you see the "No Mean City" video that circulated around social media a couple months ago? Well, we caught up with IndyHub in this show, who produced the video, to find out more about the meaning behind this new cause.

If you haven't heard of IndyHub before, they are an advocate for 20/30-year-olds to help them get connected with the city of Indianapolis.

To learn more about the organization, please visit:

To learn more about No Mean City, please visit:

Feb 16, 2018

We recorded this episode on Valentine's Day - a day to enjoy all the things you love most. For us, that includes education and alcohol. On today's show, we're joined by Dr. Kevin Berkopes, Crossroads Education Founder and CEO, who recently made IBJ's 40 Under 40 List. He's here to tell us about how he's innovating education in the state of Indiana.

Then, we drink! We have Katie Breden in the house, from Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery. She's here to tell us about the booming growth Hotel Tango is seeing, and to give us a glance at what lies ahead. All that and more, on another great episode of EDGE of Indy!


Have you heard about Crossroads Education? Crossroads Education was formed by Dr. Kevin Berkopes by coupling degrees from the top 30 mathematics departments as well as his experience in public and private teaching.

Crossroads Education looks to improve the education system by creating and integrating innovations in technology.

To learn more about Crossroads Education, please visit:


Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery was founded in 2014 by a 3-time combat Recon Marine war in Fountain Square and they are booming with expansion.

Katie Breden, the Marketing Manager at Hotel Tango, joins us on the show this week to talk about the expansion, the new farm, and what we can expect from them in 2018.

To learn more about Hotel Tango, please visit:


Feb 10, 2018

On today's show, we're joined by a company empowering physicians and patients to liberate themselves from the complexity of the healthcare system - that's Freedom Healthworks. You'll want to tune in and learn more about the work they're doing to simplify healthcare across the board. Then, we'll also welcome Second Helpings - a local organization transforming lives through the power of food and teaching. All this and more, this week on the EDGE!


Are you as frustrated with the healthcare system as we are? Well, let us introduce you to Freedom Healthworks. They are looking to turn the healthcare system upside down by focusing on direct primary care and allowing customers to purchase affordable healthcare from a physician they know and trust.

Adam Habig, the President and Co-Founder of Freedom Healthworks, joins us in the studio to talk more about this new idea for healthcare and how it can help individuals and employers.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website:


Due to icy weather in Cincinnati, Paul Poteet was unable to join us for the show this week. Look for a new segment of Paul Poteet on the Edge next week!


We are excited to highlight Second Helpings during the second segment of this week's show. Jennifer Vigran is the CEO of Second Helpings and she shares with us how they take donated and overstocked food from restaurants and grocery stores and then use that to help feed the city. Then they also use the opportunity to train the unemployed and underemployed in the culinary industry.

If you want to learn more about how you can help Second Helpings, please visit:


Feb 2, 2018

Public art and cake - what could be better?!? We're back for another great show, Indianapolis, and we're glad you're along for the ride. On today's show, we'll be joined to talk art with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and perhaps an unexpected partner - that's Jiffy Lube of Indiana.

Then, we're talking with the owner of The Cake Bake Shop, an Indianapolis staple. All that and more, this week on the EDGE!


After opening several Jiffy Lubes across the city of Indianapolis, Steve Sanner, the owner of Jiffy Lube of Indiana, thought the sides of his buildings looked a little boring. So rather than keep that way, he decided to reach out to Julia Muney Moore, the Director of Public Art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and together they transformed those boring buildings into pieces of art.

Both Steve and Julia are on the show this week to talk about where the idea came from and what some of their favorite pieces of art are on the Jiffy Lube buildings.

So the next time you drive by a Jiffy Lube, look at the beautiful art on the side of their buildings!

To learn more about Jiffy Lube of Indiana, visit:

To learn more about the Arts Council of Indianapolis, visit:


The greatest thing to come from Amazon since Amazon Prime has been announced - yes, the Oreo Cookie Club. Plus a fish has human teeth and cocktails from KFC? Find out more this week on Paul Poteet on the EDGE!

Arizona fisherman catches fish with human-ish teeth (My Eyes!!) -

Stock-tails are cocktails infused with animal stock or bone broth. KFC published recipes for stock-tails using KFC gravy -

You can subscribe to an Oreo Cookie Club on Amazon -


Have you been to the Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple? Well, if you don't get there soon you'll be stuck in a big line. In the upcoming March issue of Oprah the Magazine, The Cake Bake Shop will be featured on Oprah's "O" List for 2018.

The Cake Bake Shop owner and founder, Gwendolyn Rogers, is on the show today and she brought along an amazing chocolate cake!

In this episode, Gwendolyn shares about some of the lessons she learned in running her own business and gives some insight into what to expect after appearing on the "O" List.


Jan 26, 2018

We hope you’re hungry, Indy. First, we’ll be talking to Savor Downtown Indy, an event coming up that will get you awesome deals at some of Indy’s greatest restaurants, including Fat Dan’s Deli, who is also here.

Then, for dessert, we’ll welcome Just Pop In! - a local company owned by two bubbly twins with a heart for philanthropy, who are popping up ALL over the place.

Get your appetite ready - today on the Edge!


Savor Downtown Indy is a 2-week event where Indy can enjoy special offers at some of the best restaurants in the Circle City.

Susan Decker is the CEO of Susan Decker Media and organizer of Savor Downtown Indy and she brought along one of our favorite restaurants at Site Strategics, Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli.

Mara Segerson, the Director of Operations of Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli, talks to Erin and Brittany about why they excited to be a part of this year's Savor Downtown Indy and what we can expect from their restaurant this year.

To see all of the options and menus available for Savor Downtown Indy, please visit:


You have to appreciate someone who has the knack of pulling off a good prank. Well, one lady was able to pull off a prank four years after her death. Find out these weird and wacky stories and more this week on the Paul Poteet on the EDGE.

Woman pranks her hubby from beyond the grave:

You can buy a 72-pound wheel of cheese at Costco:,-72-lbs.-.product.100096211.html

Japan's new "Coke Plus" contains a laxative:


"Twin"-preneurs Mandy Selke and Carly Swift, the co-owners of Just Pop In, are also on today's show to talk about their new popcorn bar that will be opening this spring!

Just Pop In was created in 2003 and Mandy and Carly are out to celebrate happiness. After watching their segment, you can see how they embody that every day.

You can visit their Broad Ripple location or visit them in Terminal B of the Indianapolis Airport.

Or, you can visit their website:

Jan 19, 2018

On this episode of EDGE of Indy, we're talking about men who cook...sort of! That's Old National Bank's 100 Men Who Cook" event and we'll also be joined by Alyssa Norwalk, owner of a new soap in Broad Ripple - "Plenty Lifestyle" - Let's get this show started, this week on EDGE of Indy!


On February 17, at the Old National Centre Egyptian Room, 100 local Indianapolis men will gather to share a taste of their best dish with over 600 guests at an event called "100 Men Who Cook".

All proceeds from this year's event will go to Outside the Box, an organization that helps and supports individuals with developmental disabilities.

Joining us in studio for this segment are Mark Bradford, the Region CEO of Old National, Kelly Hartman, the co-founder of Outside the Box, and Dane Nutty, the Executive Director of Indy Public Safety Foundation.

To get more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit:


Happy Birthday, Betty White! Find out her secret for longevity and yes, you can return your dead Christmas tree to Costco. See our wacky/crazy stories with Paul Poteet on the Edge!

It's Betty White's birthday. Why not celebrate...with vodka -

Here's another cool old dame. Better hunter than Erin? -

This woman just returned a "dead" Christmas tree to Costco -


Have you been to Plenty Lifestyle? It's a shop located in south Broad Ripple that has a great selection of gifts for women and men.

Plenty Lifestyle supports local artisans at their shop and if you are struggling to find the perfect gift for someone, reach out to owner Alyssa Norwalk as she has a knack for finding that perfect gift - a sort of gift concierge!

If you want to visit their store, you can visit them at 1051 E. 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN.

Or you can visit their website:

Jan 13, 2018

On today's show, we'll be joined by two awesome, successful entrepreneurs. One in SaaS, that's Cameron Weeks of Sharpen Technologies and the other is read to bring you a series of great home and garden events - that's Donnell Herberer Walton of Suburban Indy Shows.

Sharpen Technologies is a SaaS company located here in Indianapolis and they help customer service teams with leadership, operations, and the IT they need to support customers.

Their platform is built using innovative technology to help customer service agents eliminate common barriers in contact centers.

CEO Cameron Weeks joins the show this week to talk about his entrepreneurial journey and what we can expect from Sharpen Technologies in the future.

To learn more about Sharpen, please visit:


Have you heard about the latest tattoo trend? What about this unusual Mexican holiday or the new tech that would allow your pet to call you? All these stories and more this week with Paul Poteet on the Edge.

Woman's tattoo across her heart plays the final voicemail from her late grandmother -

Apparently, a Mexican holiday tradition is to eat lots of tamales. LOTS. -

New tech allows you your pet to call you -


Have you ever been to a Suburban Indy Show? Coming up in a month you can attend the first show of 2018 - the Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show from February 8-11.

Suburban Indy Show was founded by Donell Herberer Walton and she joins Brittany to talk about her idea for the shows, what type of shows they currently do, plus we find out what they have in store for 2019!

To get tickets for the upcoming Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show, please visit:

Jan 5, 2018

We're back with season two of Edge of Indy and to kickoff 2018! Nutrition and health is usually on everyone's mind at the start of the year, so we are joined with two brothers with a focus on the macro level - that's Ben and Nathan Canary of HercuLean Meal Prep. We also need your help Indy. We have a MASSIVE blood shortage on our hands and the Indiana Blood Center needs blood - NOW! They're here to tell us more - all this and more, today on the EDGE!

HercuLean Meal Prep opened up on the Northside last year as they are helping Hoosier eat healthier by offering meals for pickup or shipped to your house.

According to their website, "HercuLean Meal Prep is based on the philosophy that food can bring about body transformation and taste great, too. With our fanatical devotion to nutritional purity and precise measurement of ingredients, getting in shape has never been easier."

HercuLean Meal Prep was started by brothers Ben and Nate Canary when they decided to lose weight. Nathan was a bodybuilder and Ben was an accomplished home chef, and they combined their skillsets to lose weight and lost over 100 lbs combined. That's when they decided to open HercuLean Meal Prep.

To learn more about their story, visit their website:


Have you seen in the image that has gone viral on Reddit that divides Indiana up into nine different ways? How accurate do you think it is? Plus we have a crazy toupee and some crazy Christmas gifts, this week on Paul Poteet on the Edge!

Reddit user offers up funny '9 ways to divide Indiana' maps -

Man claims father-in-law used toupee to scare him -

Elderly couple arrested for 60lbs of marijuana, said it was for Christmas gifts -


The Indiana Blood Center is in a dire need of blood donors and they are urging donors to schedule an appointment at one of their centers to donate blood.

Maria Keyler, the Donor Marketing Specialist at the Indiana Blood Center, joins us on the show to share with us this need but also talk about how the Indiana Blood Center helps hospitals all across the state.

While they say all of their supplies are at a critical need, the highest in demand is O-negative as it is the universal use.

If you want to donate blood, here are the addresses for all of the Indiana Blood Center locations:

Avon: Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway
Carmel: 726 Adams Street, Suite 150
Columbus: 1706 Hawcreek Avenue (adjacent to Columbus Regional Health)
Downtown Indianapolis: 3450 North Meridian Street
Fishers: 7458 East Fishers Station Drive
Greenwood: 8739 South U.S. Highway 31
Lafayette: 2200 Elmwood Avenue, Suite D-16
Muncie: Sunday Muncie Apheresis Bloodmobile at CHA Medical Pavilion
Terre Haute: 2021 South Third Street

To learn more about the Indiana Blood Center, please visit: