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Houston Made is a weekly, business-focused podcast featuring long form interviews with Houston based entrepreneurs and business owners that explores the unique challenges and opportunities that come from starting and running all kinds of businesses in Houston, TX.
 
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In this episode Rusty talks with Josh Graber of Ice Designs Houston about his journey from accounting classes to ice sculptures, finding success in bathroom marketing, and the lessons he’s learned from owning a business that delivers a tangible product. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at mil…
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Clay Harkey of Twisted Arrow Goods about what drives them through the challenging parts of business, how various generations define a "good job," and the importance of validation to the small business owner. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com …
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Clay Harkey of Twisted Arrow Goods about the evolution of the brand, what it means to be a craftsman versus an artist, and Clay's move from data scientist to leather worker! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD This show is…
 
In this episode Rusty is joined by previous guests Wenting Xie, Bob Sutton, and Jake Cooper for a round table discussion where they share updates since their respective interviews, first jobs, and the mantras that have been bouncing around their heads lately. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts …
 
In this episode, Luke doubles down, looking back at TWO weeks from 1991. Great (and terrible) movies, HUGE album releases, big storms, and major moments in sports. This episode has it all! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow …
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Macy Villegas of MV Realty Group about the influence her parents had on her career path, the cautions we have for people getting into real estate, and the lessons we've learned from the mistakes we've made in our respective businesses. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group …
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Sara Triana about the different paths to publication, how 2020 impacted her work, and the best ways to get started in poetry. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD This show is made possible in part by patrons like Becky & J…
 
In this episode, Luke remembers one of the great R&B songs of all time, some of the corniest movies, and the invention of the internet! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and tag Thirty Pop on Facebook Twitter & Instagram! B…
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Ellyse Espinoza about taking her business from a parttime etsy shop to an iconic houston brand, sharing our businesses with our kids, and Jeff Van Gundy wearing her sweatshirt at the NBA finals. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NEIG…
 
In this episode, Luke revisits a NUMBER of new film releases, including one of the most memorable spoof films ever made. He also looks back at some very odd behavior in the sports world, and offers sincere apologies for the editorial mishaps of his guest host from last week's episode. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Sp…
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Jeff Gilmer about sorting through praise and criticism, the evolution of his photography business, and the pros & cons of social media for entrepreneurs! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD This show is made possible in pa…
 
In this episode, guest host Caleb Sanderson steps in to recap this week in 1991, complete with serial killers, failed sports heroes, chart-crushing singles, sports rarities, and to introduce a brand new segment to Thirty Pop! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty …
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Jeff Gilmer about how Pretti Cool brought together so many creatives from various backgrounds, the importance of vacations in the face of hustle culture, and the importance of quality control in relation to brand identity! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at m…
 
In this episode, Luke resists the sequel to the movie that started this podcast: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. He also looks back at the series finale of a late 80s / early 90s sitcom classic, and an unbelievable new number one song! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for T…
 
In this episode Rusty talks with Jake Cooper about how he went from working on space suits for NASA to buying a personal electric vehicle business, the pressure he felt making that transition, and the amazing community he has found in his new industry. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at mili…
 
In this episode, Luke looks back on a few amazing films that premiered in theaters this week in 1991, a couple notable soundtracks, and the seminal work from one the 90s best rap trios. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with James Samaniego about why he chooses to be a “one man shop,” what drives him both in art and business, and the value of getting a ton of tattoos early in his career. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Thi…
 
In this episode, Luke covers a TON of major album releases, a rock n roll riot, and one of the greatest sequels in film history. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and tag Thirty Pop on Facebook Twitter & Instagram! BECOME A…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Tony Luhrman about the multi-faceted influences that shaped El Topo, how quickly he started his food truck after an unexpected job loss, and the beautiful, crazy world of food truck owners in Houston. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieu…
 
In this episode, Luke recaps "The Rematch" between Mike Tyson and Donovan Ruddock, the 1991 NBA Draft, and one of the greatest cop stories ever shared on the silver screen. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and tag Thirty P…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Tony Luhrman about the multi-faceted influences that shaped El Topo, how quickly he started his food truck after an unexpected job loss, and the beautiful, crazy world of food truck owners in Houston. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieu…
 
In this episode, Luke discusses one of the very best movies of the year, one of country music's biggest songs, and one of the most clever diss tracks in hip hop history! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and tag Thirty Pop …
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Victoria Garcia about the process she’s built to connect with her ideal clients, how she has come to clarify the vision for her business, and why she has set out to help others do exactly what she is doing in personal brand photography. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more M…
 
In this episode, Luke looks back on one of the years very best movies, the beginning of the Chicago Bulls reign over the NBA, and a bazillion or so new album releases from this week in 1991! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follo…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Victoria Garcia about how her journey in photography began with shooting and developing her own film in high school, finding her niche in an incredibly diverse industry, and how investing in your own business is key to building credibility as an entrepreneur Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on …
 
In this episode, Luke reminisces on the major album and film releases from this week in 1991, including Indigo Girls, Seal, City Slickers, Jungle Fever, and Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to f…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Wenting Xie about learning to scale her business by bringing on team members, creating a business for the people - not ourselves, and the heart behind creating an eco-home. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NEIGHBORH…
 
In this episode, Luke looks back on a couple notable movies, some massive album releases, and more mullets than you can count on one hand. Enjoy! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and tag Thirty Pop on Facebook Twitter & In…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Wenting Xie about her journey to create Houston's first zero-waste, eco-home, leaving an advertising job in NYC to backpack Southeast Asia, and the values that drive her business. Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more Milieu Media Group podcasts at milieumedia.com JOIN THE NE…
 
In this VERY full episode, Luke recaps all the Memorial Day Weekend movie releases from 1991, some major music news, and sits down with the lovely and wonderful Maureen Flannigan to reminisce on her time play Evie Garland on 1980s and 90s sitcom Out Of This World. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out…
 
Thirty Pop regular, Derek Lord, leaves a message on the Thirty Pop Answering Machine providing the PERFECT recasting of What About Bob? in 2021. Truly, amazing. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and tag Thirty Pop on Facebo…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Bob Sutton about how his company was born out of a Thanksgiving rejection, why he brought a partner into the business right at the beginning, and lessons learned selling in markets. This episode was sponsored in part by Victoria Garcia Studios! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hea…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Bob Sutton about how his company was born out of a Thanksgiving rejection, why he brought a partner into the business right at the beginning, and lessons learned selling in markets. This episode was sponsored in part by Victoria Garcia Studios! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hea…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Luke Brawner about the path he took to start a podcast network, the differences between building an empire and a neighborhood, and tips for those interested in starting a podcast. This episode was sponsored in part by Victoria Garcia Studios! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear …
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Kathy Jones about the benefits of starting a business with an established brand, the risk of comparing ourselves to others in our industries, and the advantages/disadvantages of looking younger than we actually are in business. This episode was sponsored in part by Victoria Garcia Studios! Be sure t…
 
In this episode of Houston Made, Rusty talks with Kathy Jones about the drive to become a business owner, the moment she started asking, “why not me?” and finding success in business despite not having a “type-A” personality. This episode was sponsored in part by Victoria Garcia Studios! Be sure to follow @houstonmadepodcast on Instagram! Hear more…
 
In this episode, Luke revisits one of the greatest comedies of all time, and a HUGE list of major new music releases. He also takes another look at Jose Canseco and Madonna's "friendship." as well as Canseco's relationship with fans of the NY Yankees. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on…
 
In this episode, Luke takes a look at the quickly changing Billboard charts, a controversial pop star documentary release, some hot sports goss, and one of the most underrated films of the 90s, preparing the way for the most nostalgic summer blockbuster season! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out ou…
 
In this episode, Luke looks back on the end of a primetime TV staple, the debut of an iconic R&B quartet, and the international success of Dolly Parton (and her younger brother, Floyd)! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and…
 
In this episode, Becky, Latifah, Ashley, Steve, and Luke talk about aphrodisiacs, turn-ons, mood-setters, and methods of resisting shame instincts. LINKS Be sure to follow and tag Fun Parts on Facebook and Instagram! Learn more about Becky Patton at beckypatton.com Hear Latifah's music at pagecxvi.com, modaspira.com Connect with Ashley at jesusandg…
 
There is MUCH to cover in this episode of Thirty Pop. Luke reminisces on the unique talents of a couple soul-singing powerhouses, the end of an amazing, even if problematic, TV series, and the debut of another ridiculous one, and much more. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.…
 
In this episode, Becky, Latifah, Ashley, Steve, and Luke have a nice, long, VERY in-depth conversation about orgasms, G-spots, walnuts, and oneness. LINKS Be sure to follow and tag Fun Parts on Facebook and Instagram! Learn more about Becky Patton at beckypatton.com Hear Latifah's music at pagecxvi.com, modaspira.com Connect with Ashley at jesusand…
 
In this episode of Thirty Pop, Luke looks back at a Battle for the Ages, bad facial hair and a most delightful ban. To hear Luke's interview with George Foreman IV on The H, click here! Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follow and…
 
In this episode, Becky, Latifah, Ashley, Steve, and Luke take a deeper look at the effects of pornography on the minds and lives of individuals, couples, and communities. LINKS Be sure to follow and tag Fun Parts on Facebook and Instagram! Learn more about Becky Patton at beckypatton.com Hear Latifah's music at pagecxvi.com, modaspira.com Connect w…
 
In this episode of Thirty Pop, Luke recaps the top 10 albums in the country, the new number one singles on the Billboard charts, and another stupid Steven Segal movie from this week in 1991. Stream this week's Thirty Pop Mixtape Playlist: Apple Music | Spotify MERCH Check out our store on TeePublic.com for Thirty Pop merch! SOCIALS Be sure to follo…
 
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