Nate Loucks
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Summer Friends

The Summer Friends Podcast is a regular one-hour conversation hosted by Nate Loucks introduces people into your life and mine for just a brief moment. It’s one hour of equal parts storytelling, interview, and education. We talk about community, shared interests and struggles, how our lives intersect, and where the guest plans on going from here.

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Friends whose lives intersect over a shared season and place.

The Summer Friends podcast is a regular conversation hosted by Nate Loucks. A summer friend is a person whose life intersects with your own for a brief season. Summer friends never have a permanent presence, but they often leave a lasting impression.

Each episode will be one hour of equal parts storytelling, interview, and education.

Let's be friends, even for just this season.


The Summer Friends Podcast | Mark Krentz

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Thank you for listening to the first episode of the Summer Friends Podcast. Mark Krentz, the mayor of LaPorte, Indiana, was kind enough to be my first guest. He allowed me to ask personal questions and interrupt him mid-sentence. He didn't even call me rude, as he should. Mayor Krentz is a fascinating fellow. He can sing. He can dance. He can talk about economic development strategies. Though I don't know this for sure, he can probably do them all together.

Making a podcast is harder work than I expected. Especially when you know little about sound, editing, and interviewing. But, as I publish the first episode, I am now three episodes into recording, and it has gotten better. I'm learning. It's much different than a sermon or lecture.

It's a skill and an art.
It's fun and frustrating.
You need to be creative and interesting and technical and precise.

I hope you subscribe and stick with me. I'm excited about the first few conversations already recorded, and I have some intriguing ones scheduled. If you feel obliged, please share the podcast on social media.