The Staff


Steve Garrett, the host of Within The Realm, has a lot of irons in the fire. He has been a journalist, a government official, a musician, a student of history, a writer, a political activist and, what he calls a “serial band dad.” Now add to that list podcaster.

Born in a small town in eastern Oklahoma, where he is best known as “Frank and Nancy’s youngest,” his is a folksy approach to storytelling, no matter how cosmopolitan or urbane the subject matter might be. This upbringing allows Steve to look at material in a critical yet unvarnished way. “Stories are a great way to learn important truths that we can apply to our own journeys,” he said. “They have a way of cutting through the malarkey and allow us all to see the point.”

His many endeavors and studies have brought him into contact with many interesting people and characters. “I’ve been lucky enough to hear their stories and see how they can be applied to the wider world,” he said. “Stories provide a perspective that maybe you haven’t seen before. Anything that expands your perspective is worth looking into.”

When the time came to begin his stint as a podcaster, he knew he had plenty of stories to tell and perspective to pass along.

“I want the audience to hear these stories, in a conversational tone and in the subjects own voice, if possible,” he said. “We miss a lot about people because we miss their stories. If this show can make people look around and see things in a different way, no matter how small, I think we’ve done our job.”

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