Joel Wayne

Producer

Joel is the producer for Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast now in its 15th year, featuring lively conversations with many of today's leading writers. In this role, Joel helps manage author selection and book research, interview logistics, taping and airing schedule, and the program’s promotional efforts.

Joel is also the co-producer and co-host of You Know The Place, the podcast that explores the local businesses, shops, clubs and pubs you always pass by, but may never take the time to visit.

An early-morning writer, Joel’s fiction and and nonfiction have appeared in The Chattahoochee ReviewThe Moth and Salon, among other places. He has won the Silver Creek Writer's Residency, the Lamar York Prize and is a Pushcart nominee. He received his BA in English from the University of Montana, served five years of a three-year MFA at Boise State University and is currently studying speech-language pathology at Idaho State University.

When he’s not reading, writing or studying, you can find him caramelizing onions or at The Flicks with friends. 

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For the last hoorah of Season 3, we invite some friends to join us on a trip to Melba to explore a place that specializes in the #perfectlyquirky. Content warning: this episodes contains mentions of peacocks, mannequins, Albert Einstein and sounds of a real life pump organ.


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How is it that we're nearly done with Season Three and we have yet to visit a place on State Street in Boise? We're seriously embarrassed. So, to make up for lost time, we visited a whole strip.


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By now, everyone probably understands the concept of acupuncture. But what about an acupuncture co-op? What goes on there? How big are the needles really and what does it mean to "sleep with strangers?" We find out.


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Last season we explored a handful of vape shops within a few miles of each other. This season, we upped the ante: tattoo shops within less than a mile of each other. How do they differentiate themselves? How do they compete? And let's just say this field trip permanently changed us (well, one of us), if you know what we mean. 


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We really thought we knew what we were getting ourselves into on this one, but boy were we wrong—in a good way! Sure, you can buy condoms here, but what you'll really get is a lesson in intimate wellness. And we could all use more of that.

S3: Hap Tallman

May 23, 2019
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We find our way into a shop that is frequented by bikers and rodeo queens, and specializes in leather work and hat shaping. Vocab terms to know this episode: roughy, bridal, britches, and cooler races down the hill. Oh, and LD leaves with a new pair of shoes.


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What do an airport restaurant and a two-story mobile coffee shop have in common? Not much, if you don't count the quality food and original atmosphere. But we do count that kind of stuff around here, so trust us when we say these places are worth a visit.


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Filled to the brim with dragons, goddesses, cauldrons, and incense, Crone's Cupboard is a place for explorers and believers alike. And spoiler alert: a crone is not a small elf that lives in a cupboard.


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If built-in bulk sections get you excited or clamshell plastics give you headaches, we think you're going to like this new kind of grocery store in town.


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People! Listeners! Friends! We're back at it for another season and can't wait to share our adventures with all of you. Let's kick off Season 3 with a quriky warehouse on Chinden Blvd. in Boise, shall we? Bring on the ammo cans, cammo pants, and MREs!

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Boise Fire

If you’re a long-time listener of the You Know The Place podcast, you may remember our season one episode at India Fashion & Grocery. It remains one of our favorite explorations and, even after two seasons, our most-downloaded episode. A few days ago, an accidental electrical fire swept through the store and now the business is (in the words of the fire department) a total loss. We're devastated for Hardeep and Amar, the owner-operators of the business, and their boys. They are wonderfully-generous people who wouldn't take our money after giving us henna tattoos, who work so incredibly hard for their family, and who are such an integral part of our community. We’ve put together a special, short episode that gives further details on the situation and tells you how you can help. 

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Podcast season finales are for the birds, apparently. We didn't plan it that way but for the second time in a row we are rounding out the season with an avian theme. And if the World Center for Birds of Prey seems like a bucket-list thing to do, we agree. So does our special guest host (!!!!).

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S2: Nerfed

Nov 21, 2018
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Maybe the draw to a place like this is more obvious than we'd originally thought—I mean come on, it's Nerf guns. But we went. And we played. With seven-year-old boys. We have no regrets.

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We packed a cooler and the spouses and we finally did it—we got outta town! After talking about it forever, we spent a Saturday hot springin' in Lowman and beer sippin' in Idaho City. Join us for our first YKTP road trip, won't ya?

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What's our excuse for not yet exploring a neighborhood pub? Truth is, we don't have one. And we're sorry. To make up for it, we asked YOU where we should go and as usual, you didn't disappoint. Thanks to everyone who gave us suggestions—we ended up going to the one that got the most recommendations: LDG.

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Is there something out there (in the great, wide world) you've forever been curious to try, mainly because you think you'd be good at it? That was our experience at Boise Fencing Club. And *spoiler alert* — LD wasn't that good.

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The first rule of nudism: Nobody wants to sit in your butt juice. Why are we talking about nudism? Join LD and Joel as they make a road trip just 30 minutes outside of Boise to the side of a mountain populated by great people, plenty of laughs, and oh yeah—no clothing.

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A shop that sells Legos has to do more than just sell Legos, right? Tag along as Joel and LD explore a toy shop in a space that used to be a bank. And in case you were wondering: The tube at the drive-up teller window doesn't shoot down Legos—at least not yet.

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For better or worse, society puts up a curtain around the process and business of death. This week Joel and LD stop into a business with the hopes of peeking through a bit.

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If someone asks if you want to see the "stink room," you reply affirmatively, right? No? Was that just us? Anywho, join us as we head to Caldwell to learn about skunk lures and fireworks!

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We're kicking off our second season with a twist as we allow Joel to nominate ALL the vape shops on Overland in Boise. Well, kinda. 

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Since we started this season at a reptile store, it seems appropriate to end it at a bird shop, right? Shout out to Brian in Boise for the suggestion! Warning: This episode contains some loud squawking and LD's (ugh) bird voice.

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Say you're on a road trip and just happen to be craving the following: a hot shower, hashbrowns & gravy, a personalized pocket knife, a bucket of popcorn in a movie theater, a bidet. Well, there's a place for all that.

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We stumbled upon a hidden gem in west downtown Boise that just happens to sell gems. Coincidence? You tell us.

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S1: Sunset Club

May 17, 2018
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When's the last time you celebrated the sunset? We drop in on a social club for "those who like watching the sunset, getting together with queerfolk and having a hoot." Because, why not? Champagne toast included.

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