Just Bluffin’

Just Bluffin’ is a Memphis-centric podcast from Memphis agency Campfire Collective. The episodes feature Campfire Collective Head Trailblazer Shannon Briggs and Content Kindler Cecilia Fay connecting with Memphis community leaders to discuss their involvement in the Bluff City, with the goal of shining a light on those who are working hard to make the community a better place, as well as engaging all Memphians with topical and lively discussions. The podcast will feature two segments. The first will highlight the impactful Memphians who are working to better our community. This includes sparking conversations with podcast guests about their views on current events, in addition to the projects and initiatives that are having a truly positive impact on our city The second segment, S’More PR, will delve into recent news circulating in the world of public relations. The conversation will include a mix of facts and educated opinions from Briggs, Fay, and Campfire Collective Content Kindler Sophie Townsend. From trends on social media to total PR blunders, the audience will have the opportunity to explore new perspectives and gain insight to how the minds of Campfire Collective operate. Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. Produced by Sophie Townsend and Mackenzie Grannan. Sponsored by Cecilia Fay Communications, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. This show is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Podcast artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music by Jeff Hulett and audio editing by Keep it 100 Productions.

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Episodes

Stacey Saed with Annestasis

Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

“A home is a part of a family.”
 
On this episode of Just Bluffin, we chat with Annestatis owner Stacey Saed about compassion-forward relocation. Deep emotions and feelings come with packing, moving and leaving a home, and Stacey tells us about her kind and humanitarian approach to this process. We also learn about a sweet memory she made with her daughter at the National Civil Rights Museum.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

“I didn’t like the idea of how your zip code could affect your health.”This week’s show features Jani Rad of Regional One Health Solutions LLC. Jani is a super star in the healthcare world, but she is also an entrepreneur, podcast host, speaker with her own Ted Talk, mental health advocate, and so much more. During this episode, we learn about her love for helping people and side gigs. She also tells us about the time she danced on stage with Flo Rida.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

“If people are our greatest assets, we have to approach it from a relational perspective.”
On this week’s show,Brent Nair of Project Teamwork talks about his people-first coaching company based in Memphis that helps organizations work better together. He gives us a deep dive into the working genius and how he uses it to help teams. We also talk about the importance of seeing employees as whole people. Lastly, he shares a very sweet and endearing Memphis Memory.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Chris Taylor with Mempops

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Tuesday May 28, 2024

“Memphis supports us, so we want to support Memphis.”
 
On this week’s episode, Shannon and Cecilia talk with Chris Taylor from Mempops. He tells us how the tasty popsicle operation got started and has also remained a family business, including how eager his 11 year old son is to get to work. We also learn Cecilia may have gotten the last ever fudged dip popsicle at an event.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Tuesday May 14, 2024

“You are not going to be able to grow your business without partners.”
 
On this week’s episode with Ron Brooks from River City Capital, we talk all things money, credit and budget. We also learn the value of having a solid business budget and how much he could change the impact of credit history. River City Capital uplifts local businesses by not only helping with the capital, but also educating business owners about the foundations of money and budgeting.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

“Feeding into that creative mind is the foundation.”
 
On this week’s show we sit down with Lakeisha Edwards with Urban Art Commission. She tells us about her journey from social work into the arts and how the two intertwine now and also gives us a deep dive into UAC’s current and future installation projects. . We also learn about the importance of creativity and art to our next generation. 
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

“This is OUR city.” This episode of Just Bluffin’ features a bonus episode with Megan May of Backbeat Tours. Megan is such a wealth of Memphis knowledge that we had to dedicate another episode just to her! We cover a variety of fun things to do, see, and eat in the city. She also tells the infamous Elvis story that started his career and discusses how Memphis comes through for one another when we are facing grief.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

“If we really want to change the outcome for Memphis children, we have to support their mothers.”
On this week’s episode, we chat with Lori Jones from the DeNeuville Learning Center for Women about the impact of quality education for women and girls and the importance of an organization like this in Memphis. In this episode, we learn more about DLC’s mission and how their programming improves the lives of all Memphians. Lori also tells us about an African proverb that says, “When you educate a boy or a man you educate an individual. When you educate a girl or a woman, you educate a community.”
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Meka Egwuekwe with Code Crew

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

“In the Bluff City, we just bluffin’.” 
On this week’s episode, Shannon and Cecilia talk to Meka Egwuekwe of Code Crew. He teaches us about the value of a skill like coding and how AI will continue to impact our society. We learn about all the programs and classes available at Code Crew, including a special upcoming program for toddlers. He also talks about his love of the Grizzlies and how it fits into the origin story of Code Crew.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

Jeremy Park with City Current

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

“You have to go deeper in order to make positive change.”
 
On this week’s show we talk with Jeremy Park from City Current, a nonprofit in Memphis and Nashville that connects businesses with nonprofits. We chat about volunteerism and the importance of giving back in our community. Jeremy tells us about his time in LA and how playing tennis led him to where he is now.
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Just Bluffin’ is a Campfire Collective podcast co-hosted by Shannon Briggs and Cecilia Fay. It’s produced by Sophie Townsend and sponsored by Cecilia Fay Creative, and a part of the WYXR Podcast Network. The podcast is recorded in-studio at the University of Memphis in partnership with the Meeman Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. Artwork by Elizabeth Berglund. Music is by local Memphis musician and PR professional Jeff Hulett and audio editing is by Keep It 100 Productions. Photos by Erica Haskett.

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