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The Commonwealth

Dec 28, 2020

As an entrepreneur, social media influencer and activist, Wyn Wiley is bringing drag to the outdoors through their persona Pattie Gonia. In October of 2018, Wyn premiered their drag alter ego named Pattie Gonia. Pattie became a social media icon by promoting inclusion and positivity to the camping and hiking...


Dec 21, 2020

Jill Thomas appeared as a guest on a morning radio show at the tail end of a rodeo career. After the show, the host asked if she had thought about getting into radio after leaving her sport. She was intrigued and took a role as an unpaid intern at the station.

Her first full-time job in radio was as a producer for...


Dec 14, 2020

On this week's episode of the Commonwealth, we discuss the major questions we debated at twenty years old and reflect on what would we've told ourselves before making these life choices.

Isabel Cheesman teaches at a low-income school in Memphis, TN through Teach For America. Beyond discussing the advice she would have...


Dec 7, 2020

Today's guest is elephant conservationist Dr. Kari Morfeld.  Dr. Morfeld joins the Commonwealth to discuss her research that increases the wellbeing of elephants in captivity around the world. Her non-profit, For Elephants, is devoted to saving Africa elephants through education, research and conservation.

Discover new...


Nov 30, 2020

This episode first aired in November of 2019. Our guest today is Lex Allen, an up-and-coming soul-pop singer/songwriter out of Milwaukee. Lex opened for Lizzo at Indy’s Pride Festival last May, sang the national anthem for President Obama last October and has a new album that drops on Feb. 14th.

We conducted this...