What is Orlando Water Hole?
Orlando Water Hole is an internet talk show recognizing the people in Central Florida who make Orlando a vibrant place to live, work and play. We share the stories of small business owners, artists, independent media creators, volunteers, non-profit leaders and community activists – among others.
Previous guests have included:
- Joshua Johnson – Lead Advocate for #ReThinkHomelessness
- Tonda Corrente – Owner of La Femme Du Fromage
- Thomas “Thor” Thorspecken – Artist
- Jami Wray – Co-Owner of Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
- Mark Baratelli – Notable Blogger from The Daily City
- Colleen Burns – Yelp Community Manager
More importantly, we hope that through the telling of these stories, our listeners are inspired to give back and contribute to the Central Florida Community in their own, unique way.
Interested in being a guest? Contact Us.
About The Host
Orlando Water Hole is hosted by Ben Reed. Formerly a travel blogger at adventureswithben.com, Ben accumulated nearly half a million miles traveling to nearly 20 countries documenting his adventurers. Three and a half years later, it was time to take this blogging lessons and focus on his own home. With a vision to connect and engage the Central Florida Florida Community, Orlando Water Hole was launched. Locally in Orlando, he’s a member of the Florida Blogger Conference (FLBlogCon) planning committee and has his name etched twice on a plaque at the Colonial Lanes Bowling Alley. Seriously, go check it out. It’s fo’ realz
Where’d the Name Come From?
We get a lot of questions (and admittedly, confusion) on the name Orlando Water Hole. Most people think we like to talk about bars aka watering holes. And while we do enjoy a good drink or two, the name stems from the watering holes of Africa. In the animal world, water holes are the life-giving, community gathering places – and that’s what we’re trying to do here. Plus, the domain name was available for cheap.