Catching Up, Holidays, and More

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Celebrate the holiday season and catch up on the stories that are making us feel good this year. PLUS Tiffany and Luke introduce iheartGR’s social media superstar Aubrey Kuipers to the podcast. The group discusses their favorite holiday spots in Grand Rapids and what they are looking forward to next year.

This episode was streamed live on Instagram TV. Stay tuned to our social channels for future streamed episodes where you can be part of the show in real time!

  Tiffany, Aubrey, and Luke recording the iheartGrandRapids Podcast LIVE on Instagram TV.

Tiffany, Aubrey, and Luke recording the iheartGrandRapids Podcast LIVE on Instagram TV.


Halloween Special

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Get out the candy and put on your favorite costume for iheartGR’s Halloween Special! Tiffany and Luke discuss their favorite and not-so-favorite Halloween traditions, the spookiest places in Grand Rapids, and the cultural fascination and disdain for the holiday.

Halloween Activities in Grand Rapids

Full Moon Yoga at Lions & Rabbits

Zoo Goes Boo!

Trick or Treat at Fulton St. Market

Rocky Horror Picture Show October 30th: Meanwhile Film Series at Wealthy Theater

Founders Film Series: Halloween and Backwoods Bastard

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The Mindful Entrepreneur

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Grand Rapids entrepreneurs and business owners know the challenges of balancing work and family. The Mindful Entrepreneur is a weekend retreat in downtown Grand Rapids that is all about creating the space to grow and learn about finding balance in your busy life. Tiffany and Luke chat with Monika Krimendahl and Rick Hayhurst about the retreat and their tips to finding balance in hectic schedules.

Post #RockYourHustle on our Facebook page or The Mindful Entrepreneur to win free tickets to the event. Space is limited to get your tickets today!

The Mindful Entrepreneur

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Beyond 616: Indie Filmmaking in Michigan

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What's it like to make a movie in Michigan? In the first ever episode of iheartGR's Beyond 616 episode series, Luke chats with indie filmmaker Ken Nelson. They discuss Ken's new film Sincerely, Brenda and the challenges and benefits of making a movie on a shoestring budget in a local community. 

Beyond 616 is an opportunity to share stories of people connected to Grand Rapids that are making an impact in our state and beyond.

Learn about Ken's film Sincerely, Brenda

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Wave Card & Updates From The Rapid

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iheartGR's first-ever repeat guests, Michael Bulthuis and Brittany Schlacter, return to the show to discuss the new Wave Card and other news from The Rapid. Topics include the new Rapid CEO Andy Johnson, the extended DASH hours, and route 19's new fare-free partnership. 

Get Your Wave Card

New DASH Routes 

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Crossover Pod: Two Guys in Search of an Argument

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The first ever iheartGR crossover podcast episode! Although it’s not quite as dramatic and complex as a DC Comics TV show, Tiffany and Luke were honored to sit in on the Two Guy in Search of an Argument podcast. It’s a show on arts, culture, law and the good. Normally the show’s three co-hosts are spread across the globe but they recently all came together in Grand Rapids. As a disclaimer, this podcast does dip into a bit more controversial topics, so this episode is more opinionated than we normally share. PLUS hear some behind the scenes stories of the iheartGR Podcast came about and why you should not go out for coffee with internet trolls.

Check out the Two Guys in Search of an Argument Podcast. 

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The Ruse Escape Rooms

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Escape rooms are the new craze all across the country. But in Grand Rapids, The Ruse Escape Rooms is taking the experience to a whole new level. Tiffany and Luke chat with owner Steve about creating an immersive experience where everyone can participate in the story. PLUS some live audio clips of Tiffany and Luke solving puzzles in the escape room. 

Sign up for your Ruse Escape Rooms experience. 

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AVAIL Coolers and Entrepreneurship

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Lending Tree has named Grand Rapids the #2 best city in the country to start a small business. But how do you turn an idea you had in the shower into business reality? Tiffany and Luke head to Richet Media to chat with Joe from AVAIL Coolers. His idea for a backpack cooler came from the need for a quality product that was both durable and comfortable to carry. 

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