In 2018, we were trying to build a podcast network. I had hosted and produced the BaseballSTL podcast for four years and we were concpeting our next product. Originally, we figured we’d build our new podcast around the upcoming trial of then-Governor Eric Greitens. While that was building to a climax, we workshopped other ideas for shows. When the trial fell through, we had to pivot away from our hard news podcast. Luckily, we had spent weeks developing Meet St. Louis, a spiritual opposite to the usual gloom-and-doom stories our station covers on air.
Focusing on the best aspects of the city, Meet St. Louis is an interview-based podcast that features the people behind the places that put St. Louis on the map.
I embedded one of my favorite episodes, Gioia’s, but I’d confidently recommend any interview in our catalog.