Episodes

Ep. 40: Omni Talk Hosts Share the Future of Retail + Entrepreneurship
April 17, 2024
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Ep. 40: Omni Talk Hosts Share the Future of Retail + Entrepreneurship

Anne Mezzenga and Chris Walton are the hosts and co-CEOs of Omni Talk, a podcast and retail blog for retailers, by retailers. They understand the world of retail better than anyone. Both had leadership roles with the Target Store of the Future program, are entrepreneurs + have boundless energy and e...

Ep. 39: Sheletta and Andrew Brundidge Discuss Autism Acceptance Month
April 10, 2024
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Ep. 39: Sheletta and Andrew Brundidge Discuss Autism Acceptance Month

Sheletta Brundidge is an Emmy award-winning comedian and talk show host, commentator, influencer + activist, and The Boss Lady at ShelettaMakesMeLaugh.com. Sheletta and her son, first-time author Andrew Brundidge, are our guests to talk about Autism Acceptance Month. Sheletta’s three youngest childr...

Ep. 38: Xcel Energy + MOA, The Power in Planning
April 03, 2024
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29:5541.13 MB

Ep. 38: Xcel Energy + MOA, The Power in Planning

Our guests are energy and efficiency experts! John Marshall is Regional Vice President at Xcel Energy. He and his team manage strategic relationships across three states in seven hundred communities. Also joining us is Rich Hoge, Chief Operating Officer at Mall of America, who leads the waste and re...

Ep. 37: Artist Adam Turman, Celebrating Minnesota Icons thru Art
March 27, 2024
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32:1144.24 MB

Ep. 37: Artist Adam Turman, Celebrating Minnesota Icons thru Art

Perhaps best known for his bold illustrations that riff on everyday icons with stylized takes on all things Minnesota, from the BWCA to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, artist Adam Turman is a true state treasure. Adam works with major brands such as Mall of America, Surly Brewing + Pepsi, independ...

Ep. 36: The Harlem Globetrotters, Creating Smiles + Memories
March 20, 2024
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Ep. 36: The Harlem Globetrotters, Creating Smiles + Memories

On this episode, two of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Julian ‘Zeus’ McClurkin and Joey ‘Hot Rod’ De La Rosa join us for a fun-filled conversation. Zeus is one of the most decorated Harlem Globetrotters, holding six Guiness World Records, and he’s performed mind-blowing trick shots including...

Ep. 35: Surprisingly Delightful
March 13, 2024
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Ep. 35: Surprisingly Delightful

On this episode, hosts Grant Buntje and Chris Grap welcome their colleague and co-delight creator, Sara Johnson, the Integrated Marketing Director at Mall of America. Since the day it first opened in 1992, Mall of America has been surprising and delighting guests in unique ways and these team member...

Ep. 34: Creating A Universe (Nickelodeon Style)
March 06, 2024
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29:3640.68 MB

Ep. 34: Creating A Universe (Nickelodeon Style)

What happens when inventive minds get together? They create a universe… specifically, Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America. This week our hosts welcome special guests who were part of the team that brought NU to life, Ron Hines, Vice President of Experiences at Paramount and Brian Spielman, Vice ...

Ep. 33: Host Office Party: A Spring Break Adventure
February 28, 2024
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Ep. 33: Host Office Party: A Spring Break Adventure

The snow has melted. The birds are chirping. Spring Break is finally here! Our So Much More hosts are eager to share the options, stories + insider tips for a Spring Break adventure at Mall of America. Need pointers on how to plan a visit to MOA that fits within your budget? Curious what unique even...

Ep. 32: Nur-D. Comic Book Nerd to Hip Hop Sensation
February 21, 2024
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Ep. 32: Nur-D. Comic Book Nerd to Hip Hop Sensation

It’s our pleasure to sit down with Matt “Nur-D” Allen, a fresh new Hip Hop artist and one of the fastest rising stars in Minnesota’s music scene. Nur-D has been sharing his energy infused musical performances at Mall of America® and beyond. Want to know how he turned his love for comic books and pro...

Ep. 31: Nothing Bundt Amazing
February 14, 2024
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Ep. 31: Nothing Bundt Amazing

Our guests are Kim Cassens and Joe Cassens, the mother and son team who brought the delicious flavors of Nothing Bundt Cakes to Mall of America and other locations. Want to know how a party gift can turn into a career? How a family can work together and enjoy it? How a bundt cake became a national o...