Joel Wayne

Producer

Joel is 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. 

S5: Junkyard Jeans

May 28, 2020
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This isn't goodbye, it's see you later — yes, that's a wrap on Season 5, YKTPers. And we're sending you off with a little ditty that withstands the test of time: denim. It's durable. It's vintage. It's unassuming. Much like this local shop.


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Guided by evidential medium Kerry Ryan, LD & Joel get in touch with the high vibrations and contemplate why tragedy often inspires soul searching.

S5: The Manor

May 7, 2020
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This quaint single-family home in Caldwell is actually a complex Venn diagram of the following: music scene, skateboard scene, snowboard scene, art scene, civic scene ... and goat scene? And Joel & LD get to experience the magic hour.

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Balloons are SO much more than clown props and party decorations, and by the end of this episode you’ll get why. Come along, friends, as LD and Joel get to know the Gigis, Stephanies, and Olivias of balloon art!

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LD & Joel explore the "sober curiosity" movement via shrub shots, then get schooled on the mothers & daughters of SCOBYS. (Also, give Joel a hug next time you see him.)

S5: Buck's Bags

Apr 16, 2020
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This week, LD & Joel explore the labyrinth that is Buck's Bags. From saddle packs to cheer uniforms, NFL bags to pontoon boats, this place is low-key a big deal. And to think: it all started with the cape bag.

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Before you get too excited: No, we did not get on skates — Joel was too scared and LD wasn’t tall enough to participate (only half of that is true). BUT! We did get to chat with Luna Shovegood and Simmer Down about all things derby: bouts, jammers, and of course, the nicknames.

S5: Snolfing

Apr 2, 2020
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Season 5 is here, and boy have we missed you all. These are _____ times, friends. (weird, sad, scary — fill in the blank.) If you're looking for some sense of normalcy, then tag along to Garden Valley where Joel & LD compile a team of elite* athletes to compete in a cutthroat* winter sport: snolfing.

(*Because this is Joel & LD we're talking about, nothing they do is elite or cutthroat — more like severely average and kinda cute.)

While we're putting together the next season of You Know The Place, we thought you might enjoy a YKTP-inspired project hosted by a 7-year-old superfan, his dad, and his baby brother.

Season 5 drops Thursday, April 2! Keep your eyes (and ears) out!


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And just like that, we've arrived at the finale of Season 4 — the caboose, if you will. And we leave you with a handful of train horns and a group of fellas young and old brought together by their love of the locomotive. That's a wrap, friends.


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Gas or electric? Moped or ego? And what about a sidecar? We get our questions answered at a local shop with 15 years of scooter sellin' experience. 


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Okay, so who's shootin' skeet in the hills above south Boise? And when are they doing it? And why? Also: if you had to make a bet — who would hit a target first, LD or Joel?


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What’s the word, bird? And why are we suddenly hearing so much about this place serving up tacos, burritos, and buckets of drumsticks and thighs? Spoiler alert: it’s the chicken. Also: extra-special-guest-who-actually-knows-something-about-food!


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Shipping bees across state lines in semi trucks is a thing. It's actually a very big thing, maybe the biggest in the business of bees. Then of course there's the honey making (and tasting), hive checking, and wax collecting. Bottom line? Bees are pretty darn interesting.

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First thing's first — this is easily 'top five' for best podcast episode name. Now that we've got that out of the way, join us for a trip to the mountain town of Crouch, where we learn what attracts big-city folk to the local watering hole & we attempt the scariest task to date: interuppting a quilting class.


S4: Dive Magic

Oct 17, 2019
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The ocean is over 500 miles away from Boise, Idaho (yes, we Googled that), which is why we had to stop into this local scuba shop to figure out who the heck is doing all the diving around here. And if you take away just one thing from this episode, let it be this: it's fins, not flippers.


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Way out in the middle of the desert (okay, not way out, but Kuna) are the Boise Wild Horse Corrals. Maybe you've driven by or seen signs, but what actually goes on there? Who's trying to adopt wild horses? And can LD really keep a baby horse in her backyard? 

S4: Main Auction

Oct 3, 2019
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If you're a fan of garage sales, then you could definitely get down with the action at Main Auction. So come along on a Saturday morning adventure as Joel and LD pick their way through pool ladders & instapots to place their very first bid, all the while debating the following: Are we or are we not in a post-eBay era?

S4: Death Cafe

Sep 26, 2019
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Welcome to Season 4, friends! You're probably looking at this episode title, scratching your head and thinking, "A cafe that serves ... huh?" No, it's not a literal cafe (no clinking coffee cups). It's a group of people who meet in intimate settings to have the kinds of conversations we should probably all be having more often.

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What do you do when you're out in the field for a podcast episode and a kitten comes mewing up to you in the middle of the road? Drop everything and take care of said kitten, right? Right?!


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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.

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