Carl Wheeler was a West Point graduate who spent a stint in NYC before returning to Oklahoma to found The Highgrade Testing Lab, or Highgrade Labs. He elaborates on the strengths and frustrations of the Oklahoma cannabis industry and the ups and downs that come with operating businesses in several states (as well as his recent cross-continental journey through psychedelics).
Apollo Woods was born in Duncan and lived in Tulsa and Houston before founding OKC Black Eats, Foodie Fest and the Bigger Than Food Foundation. He shares his passion for promoting Black-owned businesses while detailing upcoming autumn events.
Jerry Redd was born in east Texas, the "land of old money and old religion," but has called Oklahoma City home several times over the years. He talks about the inner strength of the city's music scene and how his experience operating venues in Austin prompted him to become the co-owner of the Blue Note, which has recently been renovated with an emphasis on booking live music most nights of the week.
Ty Gay played in numerous bands over the years (including local cult favorites Lure and Everybody Panic!) while he expanded his Gracie school of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Redline. He shares insights about the links between music and martial arts that led him to currently training Maynard James Keenan (frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) during his transition from brown to black belt in the discipline.
Dustin "Provo" Provenzano started as a musician signed to a cannabis-based record label in the Pacific Northwest but returned to Oklahoma to found his own cannabis companies (420 Bomb, Dabstronauts, Pot County Cannabis) before launching a smoke-centric event company.
Clarissa "Cid' Castillo drops by the studio for the first episode of "Everyone Has A Story" to share the history of Molly's Tamales from its creation as a side hustle to juggle Bowlsey's erratic band schedule and still pay the bills to its upcoming debut as a brick-and-mortar standalone to-go concept.