Louisville Podcast with Churchill Downs & WHAS
A special day, August 28, as I was able to record this week’s podcasts with John Asher of Churchill Downs and Angie Fenton of WHAS-TV.
Why special? Well, it was my 53rd birthday, which naturally brought up topics that I hope are of great interest to Rusty Satellite followers. Namely, John and I talked about our shared past at Western Kentucky and our shared hopes for a great season of football with the Hilltoppers, starting with this weekend’s opener in Nashville against UK.
There’s a lot of new at Churchill Downs, too, as the track opens its first-ever September racing meet. John and I talk about that, and whether or not they’ll ever bring big-name music acts back over there. Plus, we talk about John’s amazing knowledge of popular culture and how he shares it in social media.
Fortunately, Angie Fenton has some knowledge of the documentary, The Potter’s Field, which I was anxious to discuss, as I had gone to the premier at the Kentucky Center for the Arts on Tuesday. It was moving, real, and brought out in me plenty of admiration for the young filmmaker, Edward Heavrin, who was behind it. Plus, Rusty Satellite alumnus Nick Weis had a role in the production, and Gill Holland is a producer. Gill is scheduled to be a Rusty guest next week, and that should be a good one.
I turned the show over to Angie, and she certainly made me a bit uncomfortable asking direct questions about my dating life. But she also got me talking about what’s important in life, and my views on parenting and happiness. I was glad to get that opportunity in this public forum.
So please take a listen, tell your friends and share the links around your universe. And I’ll be back next week.