Rodney Veal

Cat daddy, TV host, all-around do-gooder nerd Rodney Veal on the ‘What Had Happened Was’ podcast

You’d be foolish to judge a book by its cover or a man by his ballet shoes. 


Dayton’s Rodney Veal proves that daily. 
>> Daytonian of the Week: Rodney Veal

You might know him as a dancer, an educator or the host of Think TV’s “The Art Show.”     

Rodney is also a cat daddy, a thinker and a community volunteer who is proudly “in the room where it happens” on behalf of a long list of Dayton nonprofits. 

As “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson discovered, Rodney is also very, very much Mama Veal.   

And he learned very young to mean what he says and to keep commitments.

He’s a complex man about town.

Amelia and Rodney start light, but get real deep talking about everything from Frontline’s recent documentary about Dayton to educational inequality to cats (you can never have enough cats). 

 >>  Get off Dayton’s back

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 ABOUT THE PODCAST

“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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