Podcast Host

About the Host
Russ Palmer started Front Porch Perspective out of the notion that we are a divided country- because it's a lie. People aren't as hostile towards new ideas and opinions as it might appear. In fact, we're mostly the same. Here, we're looking to recover the value and appreciation of the nuances, the 10%, of other people's perspectives. So far, it's working...

Aaron Flint – Talking it Out

Aaron Flint is the host of “Montana Talks” Montana’s leading call-in talk show,  broadcasting over more than 20 signals across the state. Aaron has spent more than two decades working in Montana Politics. His work included a stint as State Director for then Congressman Ryan Zinke’s, and as communications director for now Governor Greg Gianforte….

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Aaron Flint - Talking it Out
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Terrill Bracken – Comfort Zones are Overrated

Terrill Bracken is a teacher…. His tools are pushing the hard things, extending growth through failure, overcoming… and never giving up. His life is that of a student, a practitioner, a teacher of martial arts, and a keeper of peace. Terrill lives by the mantra “Comfort Zones are Overrated” Today we are going to discuss…

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Terrill Bracken - Comfort Zones are Overrated
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Anna Paige – Birthing Stories, Feeding People, Honoring Indigenous Peoples

In this episode we talk about  Anna Paige's life in journalism, feeding communities thru Eat. Share. Give. and Project Love. We also touch on her extensive work  with Apsáalooke people in the Yellowstone Valley.  Anna takes us through the podcast like a journalist looking over field notes. Her uncanny ability to make space and time…

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Anna Paige - Birthing Stories, Feeding People, Honoring Indigenous Peoples
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Erika Willis – Radical Self Responsibility

Erika Willis On The Porch.  Erika has spent her life working to get the most value she can from the experiences she has created. At 10 years of age, at a family week in the very place she works today, she realized that anyone can choose to change, from that moment helping people “see their…

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George Blackard – A Constitutional Watchmen

George Blackard is a Naval veteran and outspoken advocate for veterans and veteran issues around Yellowstone County and Montana, through his work with the Andrew Pearson American Legion Post 117. He is also a strong Conservative Constitutionalist and Friday host of Montana Talks Veterans a popular local call-in show. In this episode we have a…

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George Blackard – A Constitutional Watchmen
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Shea Dawson – Staying Thirsty!

In this episode we talk about the beginnings of Thirsty Street Brewing and the growth of a brewer, a family, and a company that not only make really great beer, but an amazing culture.

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Shea Dawson - Staying Thirsty!
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Kristy Drake – Billings Trailnet – Active Trails, Active Life

In this episode Kristy and I talk about the exciting growth of the Billings trail system, the need for trails and her determination to make them a lasting part of the Billings Landscape.

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Kristy Drake - Billings Trailnet - Active Trails, Active Life
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Trevan Sparboe – The Blind Bison

In this episode Trevan talks about his Blind Bison collaborative, fun events and some very interesting cocktails!

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Trevan Sparboe - The Blind Bison
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Kevin Kooistra on History and Wisdom in This Place

In this episode we explore Kevin Kooistra's  journey to Montana, the exploration of it's peoples and history and the stories that root him here now. 

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Kevin Kooistra on History and Wisdom in This Place
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Leif Welhaven – A Journey of Reinvention

In the episode Leif will discuss some of his reinventions and how you can reinvent your life.

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Leif Welhaven - A Journey of Reinvention
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