Local Leaders: the Podcast

Each week, Jim Chapman and the team behind Local Leaders:  The Podcast talk with private business owners in Livingston Parish and surrounding areas who exhibit leadership skills and business acumen we feel our audience can benefit from and conduct 1-on-1 interviews featured throughout social media and the internet!

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Recent Video Episodes

View some of our recent vodcasts to see what Livingston Parish small business owners have to say.

Casa Maria Mexican Grill’s Fahim Jamil

Check out this amazing story of how a boy from Kabul, Afghanistan ends up owning one of the most popular restaurants in Watson Louisiana.

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A Life in Real Estate with Kayla Johnson

Hear the story of a true local leader. Kayla Johnson is not only an entrepreneur and innovator but she has also been a pillar of her community for more than three decades. This episode highlights her life, achievements, challenges and successes as this remarkable woman recounts stories from her...

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Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 Needs Our Help!

In this special episode, Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 Chief James Wascom and Board Chairman Robert Dugas discuss the urgent need for an additional millage which will be on the April 30th ballot.

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Latest Audio Episode

Unable to watch our recent videos?  You can still listen to our recent audio episode. Click on the title to listen on the episode’s page, or just click the play button to listen here.

Local Leaders: The Podcast! The Brock Law Firm on Local Leaders the Podcast #166

Jasper Brock of The Brock Law Firm sits down with Local Leaders the Podcast Host Jim Chapman to discuss his life in criminal defense. After graduating from LSU in 1988, Jasper entered Tulane Law School. While researching cases from every part of the legal...

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About the Host

Jim Chapman has spent over 20 years promoting Local, family-owned businesses.

Through his popular blog and podcast entitled Local Leaders: The Podcast, Jim contributes to his community’s growth and the business owners who support it.

Jim’s catchphrase and belief that “Every Business Owner Has a Story” has attracted a large local following and even a worldwide following with listeners and viewers in over 20 different countries.

In October 2020, Jim and Local Leaders: The Podcast was honored as Local Leaders: The Podcast achieved a ranking of 48th highest voted podcast in the world by Podcast Magazine.

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