The Official St. Louis Podcast is all about interviewing the most badass entrepreneurs, creators, and personalities in St. Louis. All the while, having a damn good time doing so.

Meet Your Hosts

Garrett Atkins

Once named “Most Admired Business Leader” in St. Louis, Garrett Atkins is a talented entrepreneur and media mogul with multiple successful companies under his ownership. After starting VIE Media—his own media marketing firm—from the ground up, Garrett has continually pushed the limits and grown his businesses into powerful players with reputations that extend far outside Garrett’s beloved St. Louis.

For his whole life, Garrett always felt there was something special about St. Louis. When growing up and getting his first few jobs, Garrett always loved talking to local business owners about the things they were most passionate about—their businesses. Now a business owner himself, Garrett loves to speak with St. Louis’ best and brightest to share experiences and their passion for the city.

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Meet Your Hosts


Eric Brown, an accomplished salesperson, is motivated by success and takes pride in delivering exceptional service to all. Holding the position of Chief Sales Officer and Managing Partner at VIE Media, Eric has proven to be an exceptional leader who inspires his team to perform at their best. With his astute business acumen, he equips his colleagues with the best sales tools to help them excel.

Eric leverages his expertise in business development, marketing, and sales to build strong relationships with clients through effective communication. As the co-host of The Official St. Louis Podcast, he plans to utilize these skills to engage with like-minded business owners and gain further insights into the nuances of the marketing world. 

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Katie Baker, born and raised in St. Louis, combines her professional expertise from VIE Media with a deep love for pop culture to create engaging and relatable content on The St. Louis Podcast. As Director of Administration and Account Executive, she brings a unique blend of organizational skill and audience engagement to her role as a host. Her podcast episodes delve into a variety of topics, from the latest in reality TV and music to meaningful conversations about the “hard stuff” people often avoid, all delivered with her signature humor and conversational style.

Embracing her roots, Katie’s passion for St. Louis Blues hockey and being the life of the party shines through in her work. Her outgoing nature not only makes her a natural at connecting with her audience but also embodies the spirited community of St. Louis, making every podcast episode an inclusive and enjoyable experience.

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Our Studio

Half Coast Studios

Every episode of The Official St. Louis Podcast is recorded and produced at Half Coast Studios, a local podcast recording studio that specializes in making high-quality podcast productions accessible to everyone. By recording at Half Coast Studios, The Official St. Louis Podcast takes advantage of a flexible recording space with dozens of configurations.

Our space is equipped with as much high-fidelity audio equipment as we need, ensuring our podcast always has impeccable audio quality in every situation. Located in West County St. Louis, Half Coast Studios is a perfect place to meet with co-hosts and discuss everything you love about The Gateway to the West. It’s just a short drive from every part of the city including the airport.

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