ROC the Spot

Ben McDonald's Show

A show remotely recorded around the city of Rochester, NY in Breweries, Coffee Shops & Bars (Historically traditional places where communities come together to talk and share)

The show features local creators and innovators who thoughtfully and artfully have worked to improve our cities economy, living conditions and potential for future generations to come.

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Past Episodes

  • ROC The Spot - Today's Guest is Rory Van Grol (of Ugly Duck Coffee!) Aired: Saturday, October 22, 2016

    During this episode Rory opens up and talks about why he was surprised with the huge public response to what he's doing, his personal coffee taste evolution, favorite coffees to roast, favorite ways to brew, starting up a new business ideas and collaberations and ways you can help local food/ drink places improve, plus much much more!

  • ROC The Spot - Mike Governale Aired: Monday, August 1, 2016

    In this episode I get to sit down with Mike Governale at Glen Edith (formally POUR Coffee) to talk about his various organizations he created out of a passionate love for Rochester and its history and future.