Natives and Transplants have made their homes throughout Jacksonville, forging friendships and building communities. On this last episode of Season 1, we share insights from several of our guests at the last popup event, sponsored and hosted by event management In Gud Company. What do you consider to be good company? Josh Cuellar and Charlee Guillaume wrap up the season with their thoughts. Guests on this episode include Emily from Future Joy, Justin Little, Natalie and Aaron Leedy, Cindy Caldwell, and Zach from Future Joy.
“JAXTAPOSE” is a short-format podcast that brings the past, current, and future of Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas to life through the stories and voices of Jacksonville citizens.
JAXTAPOSE is a season-based show that publishes weekly. Each season has 12 episodes. Interviews are captured during Mix Theory Studios’ popup studios throughout the area. Each episode is built around these interviews to highlight the city’s history, interesting statistics about the community, and its development opportunities.
The original music in this show was developed by Mix Theory Studios’ in-house production team, Punchboi and DJ PM, through inspirations from the JAXTAPOSE production team. DJ Kappuccino wrote and performed the lyrics.
In comparison to other cities, Jacksonville does not have a wide array of gathering places for the LGBTQ+ community. However, popup events create opportunities to celebrate and support diversity and inclusion. On this episode, our co-host, Josh Cuellar, is joined by Charlee Guillaume and two local vendors, Liane Roman and Tabitha Haytaian. The discussion spans topics from the local scene to the current political landscape in Florida and its controversial “Parental Rights in Education” bill.
Jacksonville and the surrounding areas offer a variety of social opportunities if you are in the neighborhood. But, it can be challenging as a newcomer to navigate the city and find a crowd you fit in with. For Justin Little, it took the pandemic and eight years to figure out his social calendar in town. He talks with our co-hosts about the nightlife from the venues, music and DJs to dress codes.