Everybody has a story – but not everyone is from Cincinnati.

Joe Wessels is the host of From Cincinnati.

From Cincinnati is a podcast from Cincy Report hosted by longtime journalist and experienced radio show host Joe Wessels.

The show aims to track down people with Cincinnati-style chili in their DNA 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. From Cincinnati isn't a show with a specific agenda. Authentic, casual, free-flowing, and long-form interviews are the goal – episodes are around an hour to 75 minutes each – and the conversation goes where it goes. Tone ranges from goofy to sad to thoughtful – often all three.

Why? Well, Cincinnatians – and especially many former Cincinnatians – love and appreciate their hometown. No matter where a Cincinnatian lands after graduation, a few things often him or her. It doesn’t matter whether settling in Price Hill or Knob Hill, North Hollywood or North Avondale, Cincinnati – good or different – kind of sticks to your insides. And boasting a few top secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in the world, kids heralding from Cincinnati grow up to 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 lies in the aisles of just about any local grocery store – no matter where or what region. Graeter’s Ice Cream is available coast-to-coast, and Skyline Chili is available almost as broadly. There are whole businesses dedicated to shipping Cincinnati ex-pats their hometown-specific goods. Cincinnatians brag about our world-class zoo. WKRP in Cincinnati? Yes, we know: The turkey-from-a-helicopter episode. We laughed, too. Pete Rose? Watch yourself – he’s one of us. The Big Red Machine? Still love 'em. People take pride in this hometown. That's where this podcast fits in.

So far, From Cincinnati has spoken with, in Los Angeles, Jay Moriarty, producer of “The Jeffersons” and a writer on “All on the Family,” among other well-known shows. Also, Chip Chinery, a sought-after character actor who has appeared on TV and film in shows like “Seinfeld” and “Friends” and movies such as “Battle of the Sexes,” plus numerous national TV commercials. From Cincinnati has also spoken to comedian and local TV personality Michael Flannery about his fascinating career in Cincinnati television and stand-up comedy. Also, Heather French Henry – Miss America 2000, former TV anchor, veterans’ advocate, and 2019 candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State – sat down for an in-depth conversation in Bowling Green, Ky. Plus, many others - some familiar, some not. But all with interesting stories. And more episodes are recorded regularly…

Have a guest idea?

If you’re interested in being a guest or know someone who could be, please contact producer/host Joe Wessels via our Contact Page.

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