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The Live Podcast Booth: Day 3

Twin Cities Startup Week 2020 is in full swing, and The Live Podcast Booth is firing up for this week’s stream! For Thursday, September 24’s edition of the event, we’re welcoming the final ground of guests, and you won’t want to miss it.

Hosted by Alex Skjong, the show will be welcoming audio and video creators for a little host-to-host action. We want to highlight the highlighters; the folks in our community who are creating high-quality podcast content across all the entire spectrum of Minnesota.

Here are the guests for Day 3 of The Live Podcast Booth!

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The Live Podcast Booth

Day 3 — Thursday, September 24

9:15 a.m.

Constant Variables


Host: Tim Bornholdt

Hello! My name is Tim Bornholdt, and I’m an entrepreneur, developer, and podcaster.

I’m a co-founder and partner at The Jed Mahonis Group. We specialize in building custom mobile software which helps businesses improve their processes. I’ve also been a part of the founding team with several Twin Cities-based companies.

As a software developer, I specialize in delivering custom mobile software, with an emphasis on the back end. I love working with Ruby on Rails. I’ve been building websites since I was in first grade, so I have a lot of experience with what works on the Internet.

As a podcaster, I host a show called Constant Variables where we explain how mobile app development works to people who don’t like technical jargon. I also work on a show with Olympian Carrie Tollefson called C Tolle Run where we interview elite athletes and other famous people who happen to be runners.

Check out Tim’s FAQ Friday series on!

10:15 a.m.

By All Means


Host: Allison Kaplan

Allison (Ali) Kaplan is vice president of content for MSP Communications’ Owned Media division, which includes Twin Cities Business magazine, where she also serves as editor in chief. In this dual role, Ali oversees digital content for both TCB and sister publication MplsSt.Paul Magazine, contributes to overall strategy and new initiatives for the magazines and leads the Twin Cities Business editorial team, including print and events.

At heart, Ali is a writer, an editor, a speaker and a storyteller who takes an entrepreneurial approach to journalism—from the creation of her own Ali Shops brand and blog in the dark ages before Instagram to the more recent development of a TCB podcast about business leadership and innovation called By All Means, which she hosts. Previously, she served as senior editor of shopping and style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, where she wrote an award-winning retail column that bridged the space between business and lifestyle. She appears regularly as an on-air expert for television and radio. She also hosts the weekly radio show Shop Girls on myTalk107.1.

She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication and now serves on the school’s Board of Visitors.

11:15 a.m.

Matriarch Digital Media


Host: Twila Dang

Twila Dang is passionate about creating media content that respects, encourages, understands and uplifts women. She created her digital Media company to do just that. Matriarch is the home of on-demand entertainment that is made with women in mind. She combines women-focused content with actionable steps to build community across audio, social media platforms and live events.

Twila is also a news producer at MPR News. She is the producer of a brand new podcast launching Monday, September 28th. small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood is a podcast and learning platform highlighting smart, practical and collaborative money skills developed by people living with lower and unstable incomes. Hosts Chris Farrell and Twila Dang talk to community members who are redefining wealth and poverty, the value of community and the purpose of money. Money wisdom taught by the true experts –people who have learned from experience.

About Matriarch Digital Media

“Matriarch Digital Media is a women-centered, women-focused media company and online community that understands, encourages and uplifts women. We are changing the way the world talks to and talks about women and girls.”

Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).