Yep…what SHE said. Great conversation—great lady!

Shannon Monihan is with Dave Dahl and David Bentley.

“Delighted to have been David Dahl’s [aka Killer Dave]first guest on his podcast Against the Grain. David has always had my back on social media, during what has been a curious few years, here in Portland, Oregon. Political landscape aside, this conversation is centric around JOY.In our conversation, David and I discuss what it’s like to dream something up and actually bring it to fruition. We also touch on what it takes to pick yourself up, and maintain a positive attitude, after you’ve been knocked down. I’m always amazed at the inspiring people I have met in my career. I have had a long and robust one. I enjoy working and as Dave and I discuss, it’s important to not relying on others and there is satisfaction, in doing things on your own.You’ll find his, and my podcast Red Frog: Stop Listen Shoot on @talkcastpdx.” – Shannon Monihan

First “Against The Grain” episode in the books.

Amazing guest, Shannon Monihan of Red Frog Team and much more. Easy to interview…could’ve gone for hours cuz she’s got plenty to say. I’ll be posting the final product soon. Wednesday, we are doing the Sheila Hamilton interview—this will be another great one. I’m excited and hopeful that this show will be a difference maker.

TalkcastPDX is the name of our newly launched podcast platform.

I’m oh-so-close to debuting my own show, Against the Grain. I’ll be interviewing successful people who got there the hard way, kinda like me.

I’m seriously considering a portion of the attached song (which I wrote in 2005 but updated in 2009 or 2010 with producer Michael Rizzo) to open the show under introductory words. Check out the song and video, and subscribe to my YouTube if you like (I would appreciate it!).

What do you think?

Great interview on our new podcast platform talkcastPDX.

I believe you’ll find Citizen Smith (Ken Smith) entertaining and educational. Check us out at and get the app!

I will have my own show, Against the Grain coming along soon. Stay tuned.

An interview with two young documentary filmmakers who journeyed to Ethiopia to document the lives of four women living on a coffee farm

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Newly transplanted to Portland, 22-year-old film director Celia Boussebaa, and 23-year-old Chris Hausler, director of photography, share their experience shooting a documentary for 3 months in the Sidama region of Ethiopia, profiling the lives of four women living in a rural village of coffee farms and washing station.

We are moving forward with our endeavor, TalkcastPDX

Which will be a free-speech (no agenda) podcast platform. My show will be called, Against the Grain, and will focus on overcomers and go-getters. I’ve actually been a little surprised at the response to my post asking for stories – there are so many good ones. So I know the show is gonna rock.

I recently was a guest on one of the other shoes that’s already featured on our platform, Citizen Smith. Check it out here:

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I’ve had an incredible response…

from my latest post in which I asked for interviewees for a new podcast I’m doing called Against the Grain. Seems there are a lot of great stories of overcoming out there.

Please be patient and understand I’m a little overwhelmed. I didn’t see this coming. But I’m super encouraged that this show is going to rock!

TalkcastPDX is here.

I’m involved and I totally believe. Doesn’t matter your political trip cuz honestly, can we just say what’s on our mind?

This ain’t FOX and it ain’t CNN. No agenda, baby. Let’s figure some shit out.

An interview with Dave Dahl, former owner of Dave’s Killer Bread, talks openly about his personal struggles of the past, and his life today, and future plans

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Prison, drug addiction, recovery and the owner of a multi-million dollar bread company, Dave Dahl has experienced it all, and discusses it all in this in-depth, no holds barred interview. Have a Happy Easter!!

I’m looking for people who have struggled mightily and have overcome.

In other words, great stories. If you feel that you can handle an interview for such a podcast (it’ll be called, Against the Grain), please contact me.

Please understand… there are a lot of us. So use the contact form on the home page or message me on facebook so I can manage the responses.

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