The Weekend Starts Now: Michael Rand and Chef Shack

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Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

The Weekend Starts Now taped its fourth show at the Chef Shack Ranch on Monday, June 8. (Above: guests from shows 3 and 4.)

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at Marin Restaurant on Monday, July 6 and the Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. Tickets: Marin | DuNord

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud, or play the show (or individual segments) by following the links below. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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Hear the whole episode here … (We’re no longer breaking the show out into individual segment files, but we’ll keep listing them so you can preview what’s on tap.)

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Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION

Taylor and James get serious and talk cellphone / driving safety. It’s pretty heavy stuff. Guest Michael Rand chimes in.

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 2: MICHAEL RAND

Star Tribune Digital Sports Editor Michael Rand talks about running marathons, his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and the tragic hilarity of FIFA.

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 3: LISA CARLSON AND CARRIE SUMMER OF CHEF SHACK

The women behind the two restaurant, one food truck empire that is Chef Shack talk about their roots, their plans, and the glory of cooking with fire.

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Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 4: NICE RIDE

Aaron from Nice Ride Minnesota swings by to talk about the popular bike-sharing program and the #gnarlyride tag that’s making the rounds.

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND PLANS

Honkytonk Fest, the Northeast Beer Mile, and watching The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology should dominate your weekend plans.

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Isabel Subtil / Heavy Table

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James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.

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