The Authentic Only Show

Joey Chmiko

Welcome to "The Authentic Only Show" podcast, hosted by Joey Chmiko. Join Joey as he sits down with artists, authors, entrepreneurs, and other local personalities for deep, honest conversations. On each episode, Joey invites his guests to share their personal experiences and insights into their respective industries. Through candid discussions, listeners gain a unique perspective on the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned on the road to success. Whether you're an aspiring artist or entrepreneur, or simply someone who enjoys engaging conversations, "The Authentic Only Show" offers somet read less
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Episodes

A Journey of Laughter with Comedian Dennis Cruise
12-05-2024
A Journey of Laughter with Comedian Dennis Cruise
Join host Joey Chmiko on another exciting episode of The Authentic Only Show as he sits down with the hilarious comedian, Dennis Cruise. Born into a US Navy family, Dennis's upbringing took him far from the water's edge, leading to a life of adventure and exploration. Having joined the US Army at 19, Dennis embarked on a journey that allowed him to traverse the globe and experience the rich tapestry of cultures, from distant lands to the deep southern states. Along the way, he accumulated a wealth of life experiences, including multiple marriages and a penchant for wandering. Despite his varied adventures, comedy remained Dennis's true passion, lurking beneath the surface until 2017 when he decided to take the plunge and pursue a career as a comedian. Now based out of Portland, OR, Dennis has become a fixture on the comedy circuit, captivating audiences across the tri-state area with his unique style and infectious humor. From intimate living room gigs to packed clubs and bars, Dennis's comedic prowess knows no bounds. With a delivery that is unmistakably his own, his material has drawn comparisons to some of the comedy greats, leaving audiences in stitches from Seattle, WA, to Medford, OR, and everywhere in between. Don't miss this engaging conversation as Joey and Dennis delve into the laughter-filled journey that has defined Dennis's comedic career and discover the stories and experiences that have shaped his unique brand of humor. Tune in for an episode guaranteed to leave you laughing out loud and uplifted by the power of comedy.
Will and Jocelyn Stauffer of Windy River Livestock
03-03-2024
Will and Jocelyn Stauffer of Windy River Livestock
Step into the rustic charm of rural Washougal, WA, as Joey Chmiko welcomes Will and Jocelyn Stauffer, the passionate stewards behind Windy River Livestock, to The Authentic Only Show. 🌾 Join us as we traverse the verdant pastures and hear the tale of Windy River Livestock—a dream that blossomed from the soil of family heritage and agricultural passion. Will's upbringing on a dairy farm in Washougal and Jocelyn's dairy-rich roots in Tillamook converge in a story of resilience and adaptation. 🐖 From their early days in 4-H and FFA to their serendipitous meeting through Dairy Judging at Oregon State University, Will and Jocelyn's journey is woven with threads of dedication and determination. The flames of adversity, like the fire that struck their family farm, may have threatened, but they emerged stronger, fueling their pursuit of a shared dream. 🌱 Discover how Windy River Livestock grew from humble beginnings, pivoting from dairy to beef, and expanding into a multifaceted venture rooted in the agricultural tapestry of the Columbia River Gorge. Their journey from Camas to Washougal, from beef steers to momma cows, is a testament to their unwavering commitment to sustainable farming and community connection. 🌟 Tune in to this heartfelt episode of The Authentic Only Show as Joey, Will, and Jocelyn traverse the winding paths of rural life, rooted in heritage, and nurtured by passion. Hear the echoes of Windy River Livestock's journey—a testament to resilience, growth, and the enduring spirit of family farming.
Cultivating Abundance with Lyndsay Jacobs of Sprout and Blossom Farm
14-01-2024
Cultivating Abundance with Lyndsay Jacobs of Sprout and Blossom Farm
Join us in the fertile fields of conversation as Joey Chmiko sits down with Lyndsay Jacobs, the heart and hands behind Sprout and Blossom Farm, a small-scale oasis nestled in Vancouver/Brush Prairie, Washington. 🌿 At Sprout and Blossom, it's not just about farming; it's a commitment to regenerative practices, growing specialty and heirloom vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Lyndsay, the owner and operator, shares her journey from city girl to steward of the land, driven by a passion for organic farming and sustainability. 🍃 Dive into the earthy tale of Sprout and Blossom, where the soil is nurtured with love, devoid of chemicals, and tilled with a purpose. Lyndsay's story unfolds from a sociology class at James Madison University to WWOOFING on an organic homestead, leading to her apprenticeship at Zenger Farm and ultimately cultivating her own agricultural haven. 🌷 Discover the essence of Lyndsay's belief in creating abundance—both in food and community. As she aptly puts it, "Food is medicine, it is connection, it is life." Explore the symbiotic relationship between plants, animals, and humans, and the profound impact of ethical and nutritious food on our well-being. 🌱 Join the harvest of insights with Lyndsay Jacobs on The Authentic Only Show—an episode that nurtures the spirit, inspires sustainable living, and celebrates the abundant connections we weave with each other and the earth.
Mitch Montgomery
07-01-2024
Mitch Montgomery
In this aromatic episode of "The Authentic Only Show," we sit down with the visionary behind Relevant Coffee, Mitch Montgomery. Against the challenging backdrop of post-pandemic uncertainties in the brewing industry, Mitch has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, creating a blend of success that extends from beans to brews. ☕ Mitch, the founder of Relevant Coffee Roasters established in 2014, shares the journey of building a beloved community hub that not only roasts exceptional coffee but also crafts an inviting space for coffee enthusiasts. Recently, Mitch has expanded his flavor portfolio with the launch of Irrelevant Beer, an exciting venture that promises to leave a mark on Vancouver's buzzing beer scene. 🍺 Irrelevant Beer, an offshoot of Relevant Coffee, has recently opened its taproom doors, introducing a new dimension to Vancouver's craft beverage landscape. 🌐 As we explore Mitch's brewing pedigree and Irrelevant Beer's journey, we delve into the flourishing beer scene in Vancouver, the significance of community-supported agriculture, and the intersection of coffee and beer brewing. 🔍 Dive into this episode to discover the passion, dedication, and innovation behind Relevant Coffee and the exciting new venture, Irrelevant Beer. Mitch's story is a testament to the power of authenticity, quality, and the pursuit of crafting exceptional experiences, one cup (or pint) at a time. 🔔 Listen to the full episode on your preferred podcast platform, and join us in celebrating the aromatic journey from beans to brews with Mitch Montgomery. Your support keeps the flavors brewing and the community thriving! ☕🌟
Small Eats
17-12-2023
Small Eats
In this delectable episode of "The Authentic Only Show," we sit down with the dynamic duo behind Small Eats Taiwanese street food cart in Vancouver, Washington—Laramie and Dee. Over the last 3 and a half years, they've been delighting taste buds at the Vancouver Farmer's Market, embarking on their culinary journey right in the midst of the "pandy-wandy," as affectionately coined by Joey. 🥟 Dive into the savory tale of Small Eats as Laramie and Dee share their flavorful adventure, starting with the unique challenge of launching a food venture during a pandemic. From navigating uncertainties to becoming a cherished presence at the Vancouver Farmer's Market, their story is a testament to resilience, passion, and the power of authentic flavors. 🌏 Laramie, once captivated by the world of food, found his true calling inspired by his wife Dee's mastery of traditional Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine. Learn how their shared love for these culinary traditions became the heart and soul of Small Eats, crafting a menu that blends authenticity with innovation. 🔍 Connect with Small Eats on their social platforms: FacebookInstagram Join us in exploring the art of street food, the inspirations drawn from Taiwanese and Chinese culinary traditions, and the joy of building a culinary haven from the ground up. This episode is a delightful journey through the senses, inviting you to savor the essence of Small Eats and the dreams woven into each delectable bite. 🔔 Listen to the full episode on your preferred podcast platform, and be transported into the world of Small Eats. Your support means the world to us as we continue to uncover and celebrate authentic stories in the heart of Vancouver!
Mike Bitter
03-12-2023
Mike Bitter
In this special episode of "The Authentic Only Show," we sit down with the remarkable Mike Bitter, the visionary owner behind the renowned Philly Bilmo's Cheesesteaks. Established in December 2000 at the corner of 112th and Burton Road, Philly Bilmo's has woven a rich tapestry of flavor and community in Vancouver, Washington. 🌟 After cultivating a devoted following, the journey continued, leading Philly Bilmo's to its current thriving location in Fisher’s Landing. Mike shares the story of growth, community support, and the dedication that transformed a corner shop into a beloved culinary institution. 🍞 Philly Bilmo's stands as a pioneer, being the first to introduce Philly's own Amoroso Bread to the Vancouver/Portland area. The commitment to excellence extends to the kitchen, where only top-notch ingredients, including Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, make their way into the iconic sandwiches that have become a local favorite. 🏆 The real testament to Philly Bilmos' success lies in its awesome customers. Voted Best of Clark County deli/sandwich for two consecutive years, the genuine appreciation from the community is the heart and soul of this East Coast-style sandwich haven. Join us as Mike Bitter shares not only the culinary journey that led to Philly Bilmo's but also the deep connection forged with the community and the joy of serving up flavors that keep customers coming back for more. 🔔 Listen to the full episode on your preferred podcast platform and immerse yourself in the flavors, stories, and community spirit that define Philly Bilmo's Cheesesteaks. Your support keeps the legacy alive for many more delicious years to come! 🌍
Todd Millar
05-11-2023
Todd Millar
In this inspiring episode of "The Authentic Only Show," we have the privilege of sitting down with Todd Millar, a true visionary and entrepreneur. From crafting espresso machine cabinets in the 1980s to revolutionizing backyard pizza making with the creation of Millar's pizza oven, Todd's journey is a testament to the power of passion, innovation, and a deep connection to craftsmanship. 🍽️ Millar's pizza oven has become a household name for food enthusiasts seeking to bring the magic of wood-fired pizza into their own backyards. But the story behind this culinary innovation is as remarkable as the oven itself. Tune in to hear Todd share the challenges and triumphs of his journey in turning a simple idea into a culinary revolution. ☕ But that's not all – Todd's story takes another captivating turn as he delves into his experience of acquiring and meticulously restoring the oldest operating wood-fired coffee roaster in the world. Coffee aficionados, history buffs, and entrepreneurs alike will be enthralled by the tale of how Todd breathed new life into this iconic piece of coffee history. Join us as we explore Todd's transformation from crafting espresso cabinets to sparking a wood-fired pizza phenomenon and restoring an invaluable piece of coffee heritage. His commitment to authenticity, innovation, and preserving the traditions of craftsmanship is a story that will leave you inspired and hungry for more. 🔔 Listen to the full episode on your preferred podcast platform and be prepared to be captivated by Todd Millar's extraordinary journey. Your support keeps us brewing with authentic stories! 🌍 @pullcaffecom @theauthenticonlyshow
Dave Morehead
29-10-2023
Dave Morehead
Prepare your taste buds for a mouthwatering journey in this episode of "The Authentic Only Show." Join us as we sit down with the charismatic and culinary enthusiast, David Morehead, known as @maybe.david on social media. 🍽️ Dave's love for cooking and sandwiches is legendary, and he's taken his passion to new heights. Recently, he embarked on a journey of fitness and wholesome eating, adding weightlifting and whole foods to his repertoire. His transformation is as inspiring as it is delicious. 🥪 You might recognize Dave from his current gig at Philly Bilmo's in Vancouver, Washington, where he's crafting scrumptious sandwiches that tell a story with every bite. But here's where the story gets even more exciting - Dave's culinary journey intersects with our very own host, Joey Chmiko. The dynamic duo previously worked together at Joey's pop-up sandwich shop, GFY! This shared experience promises tales of sandwich creations, kitchen camaraderie, and the magic of turning simple ingredients into extraordinary flavors. 🏋️‍♂️ Dave's recent foray into weightlifting and embracing whole foods adds a new layer to his culinary passion. He's a living example of how a love for food can coexist with a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. In this episode, we'll explore Dave's fitness journey, his newfound relationship with food, and how it all ties into his love for sandwiches. Whether you're a foodie, a fitness enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates a great sandwich, this conversation with David Morehead will leave you craving more. Join us as we delve into the delectable world of culinary creativity, sandwich artistry, and the transformative power of whole foods. 🔔 Listen to the full episode on your favorite podcast platform and get ready to be inspired by Dave's passion for food, fitness, and authentic living. Your support keeps us sizzling!