The podcast is now available on all major podcasting platforms — including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify — is a weekly program that will feature interviews with Nationwide member companies, vendor partners, retail industry experts and more.
“There are so many incredible stories out there that aren’t being told, and not just told for the sake of being told, but for others to hear what our members are doing to make themselves successful,” Nationwide Chief Member Advocate Tom Hickman says during an interview for the first episode of the podcast. “We’re opening stores left and right, our dealers are thriving right now, there’s a bunch of great stuff going on inside our network. And so, we need to talk about those kinds of things.”
In that vein, the Independent Thinking Podcast launched with four fresh episodes, three of which feature one-on-one interviews with Nationwide members: Grant Webb of Webb’s Home Store in Emmett, Idaho; Debbie Schaeffer of Mrs. G Appliances in Lawrence Township, New Jersey; and Johnnie Kennel of Royal Flooring in Urbandale, Iowa. In addition to member interviews, listeners can expect to hear interviews with Nationwide vendor partners, news and analysis from retail industry experts, on-site interviews at industry trade shows and updates from Nationwide team members.