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Live and Lern

Lauren ‘Lern’ Elwell is a radio personality and a self-proclaimed ethnographer who lives for interpersonal communication. Being on the radio is a treat for the masses but being invited into an intimate studio space, Lern gets to devour the history and stories of her guests – one person at a time. This is a treat for HER and you fine people get the pleasure of eavesdropping in on that conversation with topics ranging to all of the human corners of a life well lived.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 13 / Mikki Gray

Mikki Gray has experienced what so many hope to in their radio careers – working at a couple of really cool stations, launching a new technology through radio, getting let…

Ep. 12 / Lux

For this episode, Lern invites her colleague, Lux (105.7 The Point) to sit down in her home and talk about all of the things after brunch. Among the topics included:…

Ep. 11 / Dave Itzkoff

Dave Itzkoff is the Culture Reporter for the New York Times. He is also the author of Robin, a biography about the life and death of actor and comedian, Robin…

Ep. 10 / Tim Elwell

Lern is married to Tim Elwell. They have been married for five years, together for nine. In this episode, she will attempt to interview him while they sit fireside at…

Ep. 9 / Kelly Wild

Since Kelly Wild was fifteen years old, she has been making music. Kelly started in a band called, ‘Boom’ that lead her to fronting one of St Louis’ best cover…

Ep. 8 / Jordan Hampton

Jordan Hampton works with with ARCHway Institute, NCADA, and Recovery House in the St Louis area. Aside from being a peer counselor, Jordan is also a living, breathing example of…

Ep. 7 / Taree McGee

Taree McGee is retired now but for many years of her life taught English at various high schools in Illinois. McGee also happens to be Lern’s favorite teacher of all…

Ep. 6 / Dustin Row

Dustin Row is the founder of Songs4Soldiers, an organization based in Columbia, Illinois which helps area combat veterans in a variety of ways. The annual benefit concert is growing each…

Ep. 5 / Katie May

Katie May is a local business owner and curator of vintage goods at her shop, May’s Place. If you’ve been to St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood recently, maybe you’ve seen the…

Ep. 4 / Tyler B. Ruff

Tyler B. Ruff is an artist from Waterloo, Illinois. His comic book, ‘The Unforgiven’ has made its rounds through the local comic convention circuit, some national conventions and has even…