What is The Iowa Podcast?

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You probably heard about it from a friend getting your morning coffee at Brewhemia or Daisy Chain ☕️ . Or perhaps you saw your favorite Iowan post about it? Maybe you searched the net for something that perked your interest in Iowa. So, what is The Iowa Podcast?

Real Iowans. Real Talk. No Drama

We hear you. You want to hear from real Iowans, talking about real stuff within the state worth paying attention to. And you don’t want the political drama and spin that comes with it? The Iowa Podcast is for you.

It seems like everyone is pushing some kind of agenda today. You won’t find that garbage here! We certainly won’t duck real issues, and we certainly won’t stay away from difficult questions, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. On The Iowa Podcast we believe the following:

  • Never, ever edit or take a guest out of context.
  • Ask tough questions with respect
  • Talk about the topics that impact Iowans

Who is The Iowa Podcast For?

“As a non-native Iowan, can I still listen to this podcast, or are there entry requirements?” Yes you can, and no there aren’t! This podcast is for Iowans, Iowa expats, or Iowans at heart. We welcome everyone.

Except for Cornhuskers…

…ok, Cornhuskers are allowed, but don’t make us regret it.

Show Format

The Iowa Podcast is an interview-style format, featuring weekly 30-minute discussions with Iowans you want to hear from.

We will discuss current events and stuff that impacts you TODAY. We discuss events, businesses, culture, news, and yea we even wade into politics, albeit from the purest most objective perspective possible.

Show Host

Justin Brady, The Iowa Podcast host
Justin Brady
The Iowa Podcast host.

Justin Brady hosts The Iowa Podcast. Brady is an Iowa business owner, veteran podcaster, and former Iowa radio host at WHO Radio. He has written for the Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and nationally for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and others.

Brady has interviewed 6 Democrat Presidential candidates during the Iowa Caucuses, interviewed Iowa Governor and Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, State Auditor Rob Sand, Iowa senators and house members, plus the founder of Cedar Ridge Distillery, Table 128, and many other Iowa icons.

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The Studio

A look inside the Brady Dental Care Studio

The Iowa Podcast is recorded in the Brady Dental Care Studio viewing the Iowa Capitol building. The studio is sponsored by Brady Dental Care. We encourage all listeners to check them out, sponsors keep our show running!

Guests may enter underneath the large “505” metal awning on Grand. We’ve drawn a red box around it in the photo below.

Studio address:

505 E. Grand Avenue.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Guest parking

Metered street parking is available (you can pay via the ParkMobile app) or you may park in 3 parking garages within walking distance. The parking on Grand is free to the public, but a bit longer of a walk.


Subscriptions are, and will remain free for every Iowan, Iowa ex-pat, and Iowans at heart. (Tread lightly, Cornhuskers.)

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