Since legalization, the Illinois cannabis industry is blooming with new businesses, arts, and entertainment.
One outlet the industry has provided has been a handful of new podcasts in the Prairie State.
Kush Conversations is one of those new-ish podcasts.
Illinois News Joint Publisher J.L. Brown sat in on an episode of Kush Conversations and spoke with host Cannabis Kertz and the rest of the team.
Kush Conversations consists of Cannabis Kertz, co-host SoCal, computer-man Lipps, and Copernicus who works behind the scenes.
Cannabis Kertz delivers the podcast from Illinois, but other members of the team are located in two other time zones. SoCal is in California, and Lipps is in Florida.
Kush Conversations released its first podcast October 27, 2020.
“I started the podcast with a different crew actually,” Kertz said. “Myself and some old high school friends just came up with the idea, looked into what it took, and got started on Anchor right away. We started this with the intention of being able to share our goofiness and smoking abilities with the world. We all have a background in cannabis and two-thirds of us actually work in the industry. To say we live off the plant is an understatement.”
Kertz described the podcasts’ style like water.
“We don’t have a definite shape until you put us in a shape, then from there, we mold ourselves to make our guests feel like they’re at home” he said. “We like to toss questions that pertain to our guest, but in a manner that doesn’t feel scripted.”
To prepare questions for the podcast, the team researches each guest and learns as much information about them and what they are known for before recording an episode.
“My favorite thing about each episode is learning about the guests’ journey,” Lipps said. “I find that very interesting. And having a great time with the crew.”
Kush Conversations’ ultimate goal is to constantly improve and reinvest in themselves.
“We already love what we do, so why not just keep improving on it?” said SoCal.
Kush Conversations can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and nearly anywhere else podcast are played.
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