Welcome to Episode 10 of the Date Night with Jake and Page podcast, where each month we double-date over mics and drinks with a prominent Queen City couple. In this episode you’ll hear from Mayor of Charlotte Jennifer Roberts and her husband Manley!
Any time you can talk about Charlotte’s past, present and future with a sitting mayor while sharing local craft beer with her and her husband, you jump at the opportunity. We got to do just that with Manley and Mayor Roberts (which we probably should have called her; all night we went with Jennifer…whoops!), who shared her political career path over our hour together.
Within the first minute you’ll hear just how amazing Jennifer and Manley are, and you’ll also hear how much they love to dance. Seriously, we met them on a dance floor. They SHUT DOWN Cam Newton’s charity gala, and then immediately kicked off this podcast talking about how they danced in college…and later when they dated…and on and on. Good grief, we loved them.
While we try not to talk too much shop on our show – the point is to get to know the guests off the court/outside of work – Mayor Roberts was gracious enough to open up about her roller coaster two years in office, as well as her recent surprise defeat in the Democratic mayoral primary. It was truly a fascinating look into the personal lives of a couple currently going through ups, downs, surprises and turmoil, all in one. You know, like the rest of us.
We can’t thank Jennifer and Manley enough for joining us on this episode, and as always, big thanks to Garrett Tichy, Hygge and Richard Brooke for having us as a member of their inaugural Hygge Podcast Residency! Please subscribe, share and comment on this episode. Past shows can be found on jakeandpage.com, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts. We live stream each episode on Facebook (Page Crawford Fox 46) and videos are posted to youtube.com/jakefehling.
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