Light the fuse! It's time for fireworks!
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
1w ago
Safety first, but we're going to blow some stuff up! For this week's episode, we're with the operators of a professional fireworks show in Manhattan Beach. We'll learn that most designers start with the soundtrack or finale first and then work backwards. And we'll hear about how most fireworks are named after flowers. No radio reporters were harmed in the taping of this podcast ..read more
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From showers to flowers...
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
2w ago
Reduce, reuse, recycle - even when it comes to water! We're learning about water treatment today with LA Sanitation, by taking millions of gallons of dirty water and making it clean. How good are the filters they use? How do they actually get all that gross stuff out? And what do they do with the water after? Hold your nose and let's get a closer look ..read more
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Antique vaults and half a million books
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
3w ago
Have you ever been to the Last Bookstore? Even if you haven't, you might have seen it in someone's Instagram pictures. We're headed to a downtown LA landmark today to learn about what it takes to run California's largest new and used bookstore. Let's go treasure hunting through the shelves and then head up the stairs -- meet you in the book tunnel ..read more
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Keeping it classic with Thrifty Ice Cream
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
1M ago
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! It's time to learn about Mike's favorite ice cream brand with a trip to the Thrifty factory! It's been sold for decades and has become a favorite - especially around Southern California. We'll talk about what goes into making those classic flavors and about the unique shape to the Thrifty scoop. Do you want a single? Or a double ..read more
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Clippers to Lakers. It's Crypto Change-O!
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
1M ago
It's time to go to a basketball game! Actually, two basketball games. We're at Crypto.com Arena for a double header. Ignacio Guerra takes us through all the work that goes into switching courts, baskets, chairs, and banners -- in just a couple hours. And the ice for hockey? Look under the mat ..read more
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Do you want to drive the Wienermobile?
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
1M ago
We're back for another round of jobs and for our first episode, we're hitting the hot dog highways with two drivers of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! What's it like to drive a giant hot dog? How do you even get a job like this? We'll ask Angus Ann and Allie Dog -- it's an opportunity to relish ..read more
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Happy Holidays with the USPS!
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
2M ago
We've got more new episodes coming in a few weeks, but for the holidays, Mike is stopping by the big USPS processing center in Los Angeles for a look at how many gifts we're sending to our friends and family this time of year. We'll meet Daniel Hirai, George Banks and Mark Robinson to take a tour of a building that's the size of twenty-nine football fields ..read more
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Twelve feet up... with a face full of bees...
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
4M ago
We're busy as bees this week! Well, we're as busy as beekeepers... because we're going to do some "urban beekeeping" with a company called Best Bees. We'll put on our gloves and a bee suit for protection and get up close with some hives... in a place you wouldn't expect. Carrie Diaz is our beekeeper. More about Best Bees at BestBees.com ..read more
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I put a pasta maker inside a Ferrari...
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
4M ago
Time to go to the car shop! But we're not here for an oil change. This week, we're talking car restorations and EV conversions. Have you ever seen an old Mercedes with a new engine and heated seats? What about an electric Porsche or Volkswagen Beetle? Ralph Biase is the CEO of Titan Car Restoration, he also hosts Geared Up on Motor Trend and can pretty much do whatever you can dream up! We'll also check out a very rare truck...with a secret compartment for your fishing poles ..read more
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Crystal bowls, Tibetan chimes and an ocean drum
I’ve Got Questions with Mike Simpson
by Audacy
4M ago
It's bath time! But not that kind of bath. We're taking a sound bath.  This week, Mike joins Yogis on the Move, a company that brings classes into workplaces and apartment communities. We'll meditate and hear about the benefits of getting washed with sound waves and vibrations. Bring your mat, and hang out on the floor! Suze Q is our instructor. You can find her on Instagram at @Suzeqrocks. We'll also learn a little about Yoga for first-timers with Jessica Kang, the founder of Yogis on the Move ..read more
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