by Christopher Blomquist

Listen up!

Nordstrom has just launched its very first podcast. Called The Nordy Pod, it is hosted by Pete Nordstrom, the store’s President and Chief Brand Officer, and according to a press release, offers “a new way for Nordstrom-obsessed customers to peek behind the curtain and learn more about the people behind our business.” It will also “explore topics that are relevant to brands and designers in today’s fashion landscape, spotlight prominent industry voices and provide access to conversations that listeners can’t get anywhere else.”

Episode 1 (which you can listen to here) features a talk with Alex Mill CEO and retail legend Mickey Drexler.

Episode 2, which will be released soon, will have Pete talk to his brother Erik, CEO of Nordstrom, and their cousin Jamie, President of Stores for Nordstrom. He’ll also speak to longtime Nordstrom employees about their experiences on the sales floor, in the stock room and in the corporate offices.

Pete Nordstrom

 “I want this podcast to serve as a vehicle to help tell stories– stories about our business, our industry, our customers, and of course, our people,” said Pete in a statement. “I see it as an opportunity to get out there and connect with people in an authentic way. My hope is that we’ll give our listeners new insight into who we are, what we do and how we do it.”

He added that he’ll also be interviewing actual Nordstrom customers: “Customer stories are central to our ability to develop and sustain a culture of service–they’re what motivates us to continue to show up for our customers every day. The podcast is a new way to bring those stories to life and highlight some of those legendary customer interactions that have helped create our legacy of service.”