About Us

Thank you for checking out the Living Off THE LAND podcast! Here is a little overview of what this will be about.

At its core, this podcast will examine the finer details of what makes The Land such a great place to live in. We’re going to look deeper than just the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point, and the casinos. Instead, we’ll be hitting up obscure places to eat and drink and talking to individuals who make Cleveland the city it is. The Land is in a growth spurt right now, and has been for the last several years. New restaurants, bars and activities pop up each month, and it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all.

Additionally, all three of us are sports fans, so we give our takes on the latest news with the Cavs, Browns and Indians. Tired of the guys on the radio? Tune into our sports segment to hear a fresh take.

Another aspect of this podcast will be our event previews and community coverage. Cleveland is ripe with unique festivals and events, and we’ll be providing our listeners with updates on what’s coming up and our thoughts on the events we attend.

Finally, we want to know what YOU want to hear. What parts of this city need more coverage? What restaurants or bars are you interested in us investigating? Do you know of a nonprofit that is making Cleveland a better place? Let us know.

New episodes drop weekly. Stay tuned to the page and our social media sites!

Meet the team:

Jordan Gonzalez

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jordan grew up exploring nature and watching Houston sports with his dad. Later, his family moved north and he graduated from Cleveland State University and settled down in the land several years later. He spends his free time hanging out with his friends and exploring Cleveland as well as watching his favorite Houston sports teams and Tottenham Hotspur.

Follow him on Twitter at @JordoGonzo and Instagram at @jordogonzo.

Favorite Cleveland hangout: Terrestrial Brewing Company
Favorite Cleveland athlete: Frankie Lindor
Favorite Cleveland neighborhood: Gordon Square
Favorite Cleveland sports team: Cleveland Indians
Favorite movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite non-Cleveland sports team: Houston Rockets


Jimmy Pesarchick

Jimmy was born and raised in Strongsville, Ohio where he spent most of his time either in a pool or on a basketball court. Currently, Jimmy is a marketing major at Kent State University and plans on pursuing a master’s degree in MIS. He spends his free time playing poker with his friends or visiting hot spots around Cleveland.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter at @JimmyPesarchick and on Instagram at @JimmyPesarchick.

Favorite Cleveland Hangout: Cleveland Metroparks
Favorite Cleveland Athlete: Stipe Miocic
Favorite Cleveland Neighborhood: Rocky River
Favorite Movie: Jaws
Favorite Cleveland Sports Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite non-Cleveland Sports Team: Philadelphia 76ers


Dan Ford

Dan grew up in the southern Cleveland suburb of Strongsville, OH and is an huge Cleveland sports fan. Keeping with the sports theme, Dan studied Sport Management in college at Bowling Green State University where he travelled the country while working for the BGSU football team. In his free time Dan loves to hit up many hot spots in CLE and enjoy an ice cold brew with his friends watching all of CLE’s sports teams.

Follow Dan on Twitter at @danieljford and on Instagram at @danieljford.

Favorite Cleveland hangout: Market Garden Brewery
Favorite Cleveland athlete: Myles Garrett
Favorite Cleveland neighborhood: Ohio City
Favorite Cleveland sports team: Cleveland Browns
Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers
Favorite non-Cleveland sports team: A.C. Milan