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Welcome To Local First Podcast

Where I interview Local Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Community leaders. Local First Podcast helps tell their stories. With the intention of the listeners to learn more about who they are doing business. My goal is to support  shop local and support locally.

iTunes Reviews

Customer Loyalty Architect

I truly enjoyed being on the show. Rob has a way of putting his guests at ease. Our conversation flowed naturally. I could talk with Rob for hours.

by FollowUpCoach from United States


Rob's podcast is wonderful! He is a fantastic host that puts guests at ease, has fun, asks great questions and gets some great information out into the world. He is tirelessly promoting local businesses and creating a community around him that serves to support all in his circle and beyond.

by forloveofyou from United States

eclectic sampling

Love hearing the different, local perspectives from people at very different stages of business offering very different services. Keep it up!

by Elevated262 from United States

Great Learning Podcast

Rob has a knack to ask insightful questions and pust his speakers at ease.

by TL@Tosa from United States

Love all the guests

It’s so awesome to have a podcast like Local First Podcast sharing the stories of those who live in Milwaukee. Super inspiring and Rob is such an amazing host! Always look forward to new Episodes!

by Martin Moore MKE from United States

Have you ever thought “I’d like to do a podcast….”, and then set that thought aside because you’re thinking  “I wouldn’t know where to start”. I have the answer to that PLACE TO START. Reach out to Rob Kochanski at Local First Podcast. In addition to making it incredibly easy, Rob makes it FUN, and he makes you completely relaxed. It is just having a conversation with him on whatever the topic may be….the guy is a genius when it comes to asking the right questions to pull the information out of you.  I was lucky enough to do a podcast with Rob and we were laughing and smiling the entire time--- and, a snippet of that podcast resides on the home page of our website, talking about who we are and the culture of our organization.  We have also used that clip on Facebook and on LinkedIn to grow awareness of our organization.  So, again, I say --- if you are thinking “how do I go about doing a podcast”, you NEED to reach out to Rob!

Carol White, IOM – President/CEO of Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

"This podcast is a fantastic resource to learn more about local businesses and I highly, highly recommend it!

Maria Ferrusquia
Milwaukee, WI

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About me and my podcast

Anytime I travel I find myself going into the neighborhoods searching for local places to eat, to shop. It's the only way to go. I'm not one that goes to big chain stores or dining.

If this sounds like you, you are going to enjoy Local First