KC Presents: Truth or BS Podcast

KC Presents: Truth or BS Podcast

News and culture. Politics and business. Local and global. All truth, no BS.

First we built the Truth Bar. Then we made a podcast. Truth or BS is a variety podcast recorded live at the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis where panelists, guests and entertainers discuss the topics of today. From politics and business to culture and society, from local to global news. It’s one part late night talk show, one part happy hour, and there’s only one rule: no BS allowed.
Are GMOs bullshit? Are “natural” foods really natural? And are we overdue for marijuana legalization? I mean, have you ever seen two stoned dudes get in a fight? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in the first episode. Recorded May 5 in the downtown Minneapolis Truth Bar, our first episode: The Premiere, is now on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Host and bartender Steve LeBeau, Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Business Magazine, as well as our faithful sidekick John Sweeney, owner of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater, brought in four outstanding panelists to discuss the topics of today.


  • Larry Abdo – Entrepreneur; owner of Nicollet Island Inn, MyBurger and other ventures.
  • Amalia Moreno-Damgaard – Entrepreneur; author of “Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen, Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair,” which has won nine international awards.
  • Tou Ger Xiong – Entrepreneur; comedian/public speaker; made brief appearance on America’s Got Talent, and is a virtual Mr. Minnesota since his wife has won Mrs. Minnesota International (Andrea Bennett Xiong).
  • Marlene Zuk – Professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Minnesota; her books include “Paleofantasy,” a critique of the Paleo trend, and “Sex on Six Legs,” a look at the sex lives of insects.

The Regular:

  • Barry Rubin — Business owner and sole operator of Ink®, selling quality writing instruments locally and internationally; turnaround consultant; financial professional. 

Music by Jimmy Wallace

Sponsored by Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth) and Minnesota Business Magazine