The Soft Serve Podcast
Lesa Lessard-Pearson

Lesa Lessard-Pearson

September 24, 2022

Lesa Lessard-Pearson is a candidate for Select Board in Belchertown, MA. 

Raised and educated in MA, Lesa plans to bring her deep well of experience and know-how in business, communications, and leadership to this important town leadership role.

This was a super-informative and fun conversation that covered, Lesa's love of Belchertown, the importance of inclusion, why she is ready to serve on the Select Board, pickle ball, and a whole lot more!

Connect with Lesa and her campaign at https://www.facebook.com/lesaforbtown.

Break the Chains, Find Your Flame!

Break the Chains, Find Your Flame!

September 21, 2022

Jen and Brad appear on Steven Opalenik's Break the Chains, Find Your Flame podcast!

We talked about a whole bunch of fun stuff, including comic books and movies; Jen and Brad's "origin stories"; how we started the Soft Serve Podcast; what superpowers we want; what things that most people think of as "normal," have been challenging for us.

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Claire Walton & Brent ”The High Five Guy” Walton

Claire Walton & Brent ”The High Five Guy” Walton

September 14, 2022

Our guests this week are Claire Walton and Brent "The High Five Guy" Walton, the owners of Liberty Woods, a 75+ acre horse farm in the Western MA town of Belchertown. Claire and Brent offer horsemanship, boarding, yoga, meditation, life coaching, an Airbnb— and more!

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Favorite Things About the Fall Season.

Favorite Things About the Fall Season.

September 7, 2022

Fall is right around the corner!

In this episode, Jen and Brad talk about:

  • The end of summer.
  • What's new with Jen.
  • Brad's experimenting with new art.
  • Our favorite things about the fall season.
  • Jen being a "Sandman-Zilla."
  • What we're watching and listening to these days.

We also play a new installment of our Is it Maynard? game!

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Scott Graves: Getting Past COVID, Economic Development, & Podcasting.

Scott Graves: Getting Past COVID, Economic Development, & Podcasting.

August 31, 2022

Our guest this week is Scott Graves, founder of SM Graves Associates and host of the Are We Here Yet? Podcast, which is a part of his M the Media Project. We talked to Scott about Business Triage, a business program done in partnership with Valley Venture Mentors that is designed to assist businesses in getting beyond the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We also talked with Scott about his podcast and some other really interesting stuff!

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Brian Westbrook: RPM Fest 2022!

Brian Westbrook: RPM Fest 2022!

August 24, 2022

Brian Westbrook is the owner of PDP Productions and Sonic Titan Studios, and is one of the organizers of RPM Fest 2022, a heavy music and camping festival in Montague, MA that takes place over Labor Day weekend. RPM Fest features 50 + bands, entertainment, vendors, and lots of activities.  

Brian is also the drummer for Lich King, a thrash metal band.

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Caitlin Sepeda for Sheriff

Caitlin Sepeda for Sheriff

August 17, 2022

Caitlin Sepeda is a candidate for Sheriff for Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Caitlin is a registered nurse with a decade of correctional experience, nearly all of it at the Hampshire County House of Corrections. As a well-versed, educated, and trained professional, Caitlin is ready to lead the Hampshire Sheriff's Office into the next phase of evolution in corrections and through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye towards the future.

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August Spectacular!

August Spectacular!

August 10, 2022

Jen and Brad talk about what they've been up to the last couple of weeks:

  • Planning for a party.
  • Getting stranded with a dead car, and Brad almost getting electrocuted by changing the car battery.
  • Jen getting her breasts measured and a new bra size.
  • What makes music erotic.
  • Jen's spoiler-free review of Netflix's "The Sandman," and how important the comics were to her as a teenager.

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Paul Richmond

Paul Richmond

August 3, 2022

Paul Richmond is a spoken word artist and the owner/operator of HumAn Error Publishing. Paul has published more than six books, performs his work with the band Do it Now, and was named National Beat Poet Laureate (USA) for 2019-2020, and State of MA Beat Poet Laureate for 2017-2019. In addition to performing internationally, Paul publishes other writers, and runs a word festival and various events in Western Massachusetts.

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End of July Fun!

End of July Fun!

July 27, 2022

Jen and Brad talk about all the fun stuff they've been up to in the second half of July:

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