GET 2 KNOW is a podcast hosted by WCBD News 2 and Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler, which features interviews with people in the community, allowing you the opportunity to ‘get 2 know’ them.

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New episodes are released every Friday!

EPISODE 1 – Get to know WCBD-TV General Manager Gray Soapes and his journey in the television industry. Plus, Rob Fowler gets a little insight on behind the scenes of a local TV station.

EPISODE 2 – Get 2 Know the news director at WCBD News 2, Tonya Estes, and her journey in television news, what she feels makes a great newsroom, and hear her recommendations for young journalists.

EPISODE 3 – Get 2 Know local journalist Quintin Washington. This week, Rob Fowler turns the microphone around on Quintin who typically spends his days interviewing newsmakers from across the community.

EPISODE 4 – Get 2 Know LB Dantzler, a former South Carolina baseball player turned businessman explains how his experience in sports is helping to better the career of others.

EPISODE 5 – In this week’s episode, Get 2 Know Kelsey Riggs, a James Island native who is now a major part of the ACC Network.

EPISODE 6 – In this candid conversation, Get 2 Know one of the most inspirational people you will meet – Chris Singleton – author, keynote speaker, son of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton who was killed in the Charleston Church Shooting in June 2015.

EPISODE 7 – Get 2 Know Art Zimmerman, a local advertising agency owner, runner and author – he shares tips about running later in life and discusses his book “Run for Your Life,” and how he’s an inspiration to those who want to start running in their later years.

EPISODE 8 – What started out as a simple video tweet from Mt. Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, turned into a worldwide viral moment for our guest this week on “Get2Know” – Jerry Walkowiak of Chick-fil-A. All it took was a little Chick-fil-A magic, and the lines at a vaccination clinic moved a little faster.

EPISODE 9 – He has jumped in with both feet, in fact, he even created a special hashtag (#OurCity) as soon as he arrived in Charleston. Meet brand new College of Charleston head basketball coach Pat Kelsey in this week’s edition of Rob Fowler’s Get2Know podcast! It’s a great conversation about life and basketball.

EPISODE 10 – Get 2 Know Katie Blomquist, the Executive Director of Going Places. It’s a non-profit whose goal and mission is to provide disadvantaged kids with their most basic childhood right – a right to joy. Hear Katie’s story of how Going Places started and why.

EPISODE 11 – Get 2 Know Debbie Antonelli, a basketball analyst, and mother of three – she chats with Rob Fowler about basketball and the Special Olympics.

EPISODE 12 – She had a dream a few years ago, and worked hard to make it happen. In this week’s podcast, we “Get2Know” Kacie Faulling Myers, and how the companies she founded, Lashes and Lace and HaberdasH made a bride and groom’s wishes come true. 

EPISODE 13 – More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame. Mary Alice Monroe is our guest beginning Friday on our weekly “Get2Know” podcast. We also have a little surprise for my sister Dawne, who is a big fan! You don’t want to miss it!

EPISODE 14 – He will enter the Barbecue Hall of Fame in September, and we had the pleasure of hearing his story in our latest Get2Know podcast. You don’t want to miss our chat with the Pitmaster himself, Rodney Scott. 

EPISODE 15 – From middle school to high school, then college, and 11 years of pro baseball. Kristin Smoak talks about her life with her husband Justin Smoak, who is now playing in Japan.  It’s a “home run” of a conversation on this episode of “Get2Know”.

EPISODE 16 – As the school year ends for most schools this week, it’s a good time to look back at a year filled with twists and turns, and adjustments on the fly. In this week’s episode of “Get2Know,” StormTeam2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler talks to Anna Dassing, principal of Lucy Beckham High School in Mt. Pleasant. She tells us how the new school fared during COVID, and what the future holds in Bengal Country.

EPISODE 17 – She is a wife, mother, and in the best shape of her life! Find out how Rebecca Ard balances life and fitness in this week’s Get2Know podcast with StormTeam2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler.

EPISODE 18 – Our podcast guest this week is the creator of one of the hottest fitness programs going today! It’s called Eager2Motivate, or E2M for short. Jeff Witherspoon also has Charleston ties, and he credits that connection with helping him get where he is today. Hear all about it in this latest Get2Know episode!

EPISODE 19 – He is a local attorney who is successful in the courtroom but is possibly better known for what he does outside of the practice of law. Hear the story behind David Aylor, and what motivates him to give back to his community in this week’s “Get2Know” podcast.

EPISODE 20 – We welcome our new WCBD News 2 Sports Director Mark Morgan back to Charleston! “Get2Know” what Mark has been up to over the last few years, and what brought him back home! It’s a great discussion you don’t want to miss.

EPISODE 21 – The local real estate market is hot. In this week’s episode of ‘Get 2 Know,’ we speak with local realtor Sarah Gipe Yandle about real estate in the Lowcountry.

EPISODE 22 – Get 2 Know Patrick Bryant offers many great tips and stories about starting your own business in this week’s podcast.

EPISODE 23 – Last Friday we talked with James Quinn and Maria Camacho-Quinn about Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s mindset going into the 100-meter hurdle finals in the Tokyo Olympics. Two days later, on Sunday, an Olympic Gold Medal was in hand! Listen to our entire conversation about the Quinn Family in this week’s Get2Know Podcast.

EPISODE 24 – She is a local singer who is climbing the ladder quickly. Hear the story of how Lauren Hall got her start, and what her goals and aspirations are now in Episode #24 of our Get2Know Podcast. Lauren also performs one of her favorite songs for us.

EPISODE 25 – He is now the man in charge of the University of South Carolina Football program, and his main objective is to build a program that develops young men into winners on the football field and in life. You don’t want to miss this conversation with Coach Shane Beamer in our 25th Episode of “Get 2 Know” with StormTeam2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler.

EPISODE 26 – It’s our newest anchor team at WCBD-TV, and they are ready to have some fun! Meet Katie Turner and John Barron, we are going to show you what “Living Local” here in the Lowcountry is all about! It’s Episode 26 in Rob Fowler’s weekly podcast.

EPISODE 27 – He has been on the front lines of COVID-19 since it started, and has been one of the main communicators of what this virus is, and what it can, and has done. “Get2Know” Dr. Kenneth Perry of Trident Health System in Episode #27 of Rob Fowler’s weekly community podcast.

EPISODE 28 – Twan Richardson, otherwise known as “Lady T” and Troy McClain of The Channel Consulting Firm are spreading positivity throughout our community any way they can, including raising money and collecting Toys for Tots each year.  Get2Know” more about them here on our weekly podcast! 

EPISODE 29 – The Cooper River Bridge Run is now just over a week away, and we had a chance to sit down with Race Director Irv Batten recently. “Get2Know” Irv in this week’s Community Podcast. After our taping, it was announced that a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test result would be required to participate in the on-site run.

EPISODE 30 – Are you ready for a few laughs in this week’s podcast? We had a great conversation with one of the leaders of the local improv group “The Have Nots, who perform regularly at Theatre 99 in Downtown Charleston. Brandy Rucker Sullivan will keep you laughing, and we find out what makes her tick this week!

EPISODE 31 – He’s a contemporary artist known for his bright, abstract paintings of traditional Charleston culture. Those paintings are often turned into puzzles showcasing his beautiful work. Get 2 Know local artist Tate Nation in this week’s podcast.

EPISODE 32 – The mission is simple, bringing smiles to hospitalized children all over the state of South Carolina. In this latest edition of our “Get2Know“ podcast, we talk to “Happy Wheels” executive director Tracey Rankin about how the program got started, and the impact it is having statewide. 

EPISODE 33 – She is known around the world for her song “I Will Survive” and is coming to Charleston in November. Hear her amazing story, including how “I Will Survive” was actually not supposed to be the big hit it later became. We “Get2Know” the one and only Gloria Gaynor in our latest podcast.


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