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We’re on National News!

By Aryn Henning Nichols

Our story was on the national news! And while we love print, we were more than happy to embrace the public radio waves and hear our tale of love and paper on Marketplace (pumping out of our retro-90s-era boombox – pic above for proof).

Inspire(d) co-owner Benji Nichols is a longtime listener (first-time guest) of Marketplace Business News – so we were so stoked to have been featured in one of their My Economy segments on Friday, December 30, 2022!

Aryn and Benji were on Marketplace!

According to, “My Economy tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy.

“Marketplace is part of American Public Media, one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. The Marketplace broadcast portfolio is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on more than 800 public radio stations nationwide. For context, that’s more than five times the audience of the top five cable TV news shows combined. We also reach more than 2 million across our podcast and digital platforms.”

Benji submitted our story through their website and a producer reached out via email, chatted with Benji on the phone, Zoomed with both Benji and me (Aryn) and then finally we both did an “official” Zoom interview. The producer, Andie Corban, did a great job editing our 30-minute conversation down to just over three minutes of airtime. It was a total honor, and we feel so fortunate to continue sharing our “experiment in positive news” with NPR’s national audience.

Check out the segment here, and share it widely– we are stoked to spread this positive news movement, and are looking forward to 2023 being a big year full of good things!

Thank you all for being part of this adventure!!!