Introducing.... / by Matthew Sims

Welcome to the official blog of Blinders Off, a show about St. Louis. 

My name is Lucas Yochum.  I am the co-writer/co-researcher for the show, and along with my creative partner, Matt Sims, I strive to tell the stories of our city, warts and all.  With the website going live, we wanted to talk for a second about the future of the show. 

TL;DR - We have a lot coming.

Matt and I keep an ever-expanding list of ideas for episodes.  At this time, it's not written in stone.  We're always looking to hear from our listeners regarding what they'd like to learn more about.  We are always excited to hear about new angles to the established narrative, and more than happy to dive into the minutiae that makes a place worth knowing. 

Much of the fuel for this show is curiosity.  Personally I have always found the "need to know" to be a profound motivator.  You have to stop and consider yourself lucky that we live in a time period (and honestly, a place) that has such an allowance for free exploration.  Furthermore, we've been very lucky thus far in that so many people have been willing to be interviewed. 

And that's what it's all about, isn't it?  A city is more than the geography and the architecture.  The people make St. Louis, and for every inhabitant there is a story to tell.  Hopefully, some day, we'll get to hear all about yours.

Matt and I hope you enjoy our show, this website, and our blog.  We hope to keep it regularly updated with personal insights, behind-the-scenes stories, and commentary on local events.  This is a labor of love, one we happily intend to keep working on.


To the future!