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On November 28, 2018, the City of Richfield started a weekly podcast dedicated to expounding on the city’s many projects and programs, as well as talking to people of interest within the community.

The podcast, which is titled That’s Rich(field), is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Check out the most-recent episodes: 

Episode XXX - A Look Back and a New Co-host

Creating and establishing a new podcast is always a labor of love. The That's Rich(field) Podcast has made it to 30 episodes, so this week we look back at some of our favorites, explain how the podcast came into existence and introduce you to its new co-host, Eric Paulson. 

Episode XXXI – Urban Wildland Races

Best laid plans have at least one or two backups in case of an emergency so that if the unthinkable happens the show can go on. That was the case last weekend when the crew responsible for the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K had to resort to Plan B. Leading up to the race, the city had received more rain than usual and part of the course was under water. The crew leaped into action and plotted a new course so the race would not have to be canceled.

For the thirty-first episode of the That’s Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Recreation Services Department Director and race organizer Amy Markle to learn what goes into organizing a race for nearly 1,000 runners, the challenges the group overcame this year and how the race benefits Richfield’s public school students.  

Episode XXXII – 10 Questions with the Mayor

You've got questions, the mayor has answers. Residents are running the show this week for the thirty-second episode of the That’s Rich(field) Podcast. We asked residents to submit questions they want answered by Richfield's Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez and they came through in a big way. We picked our ten favorites and she answers everything from balancing a busy schedule to coping with change to when is the city getting a taproom. Plus, a lot more. 

Episode XXXIII – Jessica January

Richfield students go on to accomplish great things after leaving the friendly confines of the city's schools. They become successful doctors, lawyers, politicians, artists and entrepreneurs. One of our favorite recent success stories involves Jessica January. She graduated as one of the best basketball players in RHS history and was part of the team that went all the way to the state finals. After graduation she attended DePaul University and is now playing professionally overseas. 

For the thirty-third episode of the That’s Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Jessica to discuss her basketball journey and how growing up in Richfield prepared her for life abroad.  

Episode XXXIV – Brice Eichlersmith

Oak Grove Lutheran Church’s pastor Brice Eichlersmith has lived by the mantra, “show up, shut up and be present in people lives” as he has helped Richfield’s residents deal with difficult situations. He has worked to bring people together at Richfield’s schools, faith communities and in the case of the Richfield Police and Fire Chaplain program in some of the city’s most difficult times. For his contributions to the city, the city council bestowed upon him the Gene and Mary Jacobson Outstanding Citizen Award to him back in June.   

For the thirty-fourth episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we discuss what called him to become a pastor, the challenges associated with being a police and fire chaplain and what it was like to be named Richfield’s outstanding citizen.


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