Amy & Joe sit down with words! proprietor Jan Sparrow before their annual Friendsgiving celebration. Jan discusses her corporate life, the trials and tribulations of owning a bookstore, Asbury Park then and now, and what’s on the horizon for words! specifically and brick & mortar bookstores in general.
Asbury Pod #1: Laura Pople
Jun 7, 2019 • 41:44
Amy Quinn speaks with Asbury Park Pride Founder Laura Pople
Asbury Pod #2: Carol Torre
Jun 19, 2019 • 56:14
Amy & Joe talk with Carol Torre about what it was like to be a member of the Asbury Park LGBTQIA+ community in Asbury Park back in the 70s through the 90s. And what’s her take on assless chaps???
Asbury Pod #3: Mike Manzella
Jul 8, 2019 • 1:09:46
Amy Quinn and Joe Walsh speak with Asbury Park Transportation Director Michael Manzella.
Asbury Pod #4: Diana Pittet
Jul 22, 2019 • 58:23
Amy & Joe talk all things mobility, biking, & scooters but mostly cocktails with Renaissance woman Diana Pittet. Also introducing Ed! He doesn’t speak because we don’t have enough mics, but hey Ed, welcome to the team!
Asbury Pod 5: Jen Hampton
Aug 26, 2019 • 44:38
Amy & Joe talk art, the Wooden Walls project, old time Asbury, and interfacing with beaurocracy and trolls with artist, curator, and visionary Jen Hampton. Ed was there too.
Asbury Pod 6: Chrissy Ballard
Sep 12, 2019 • 49:37
Amy & Joe talk all things engineering & infrastructure with NJ Biz top “40 under 40” phenom Christine Ballard. First question, “What is engineering?” Chrissy talks about her first love, water treatment; her second love, Peppa Pig; & how municipal engineering has changed in the last 20 years.
Asbury Pod 7: Michelle Gladden
Sep 27, 2019 • 48:35
In episode 7 (which we call episode 8 because yes, there’s a lost episode out there), Amy & Joe talk to Asbury Park’s number one bon vivant Michelle Gladden. Michelle pontificates about Asbury Park’s history, her own history, and the fourth estate.
Asbury Pod 8: Kevin Keddy
Oct 28, 2019 •
In episode 8, Amy & Joe talk to Asbury Park’s Fire Chief Kevin Keddy. Kevin talks about being a fireman, worst and best moments of his career, and what he worries about the most that the average person never thinks about.
Asbury Pod 9: Dan Jacobson
Nov 11, 2019 • 54:29
In episode 9, Amy & Joe talk to TriCity News‘s Dan Jacobson. Dan talks about his love of Asbury Park, avoiding Amy in 2013, and fighting for LGBTQ+ rights.
Asbury Pod 10: Connie Breech
Nov 27, 2019 • 44:56
In episode 10, Amy & Joe talk to Connie about that cop life, the Asbury Park Toy Drive, and assless chaps.