Rank #1: Episode B1: Bluegrass, Ballads, Brewing, and Batman
Hello fellow explorers! This is the first of two B episodes and also has a Halloween theme; as it airs on October 31st! This episode includes interviews with Dr. Travis Stimeling who discusses ballads and bluegrass and musical history of West Virginia; Pat Daugherty: the Ohio Valley Batman, and Sam Mauzy from Big Timber Brewing in Elkins. Music from the episode was contributed by Lauren Coil, Beth Tibbitts, Linda Jean Stokley, and Jenn Ryall, and the Lead Paint Pickers.
Songs: Wild Wonderful Theme - Lauren Coil , Beth Tibbits, Linda Jean Stokley Crazy Jane - Lead Paint Pickers Space Girl - Linda Jean Stokley
Oct 31 2018
Rank #2: Episode E1: Elaine McMillion Sheldon; Exploring West Virginia
Hello Fellow Explorers! Welcome to the first of the E episodes of the Wild and Wonderful Podcast. Today is a really great episode of the show, where I got to talk to some really impressive and successful fellow West Virginians. My first guest is award winning film maker Elaine McMillion Sheldon; who has two documentaries on Netflix (Heroin(e) ) , and Recovery Boys) that take an intimate look at the opioid epidemic currently happening in the state. Then I talk with David Sibray, a journalist and Editor in Chief for the West Virginia Explorer travel website. Music:
Wild and Wonderful Show - Theme: Red Headed Stepchild
Let Us Be Kind: Ananga Martin
Cover Photo: Derek Waldeck
Jan 23 2019
Rank #3: Episode E2: Elkins (Bonus)
Hello Fellow Explorers. This is the companion piece to the Elkins episode. Mayor of Elkins, Van Broughton talks to me about what makes Elkins, WV the best city around, and why you need to visit. Stay Wild and Wonderful!
Feb 07 2019
Rank #4: Episode G: Glen Dale, Gardner Winter Music Festival
May 01 2019
Rank #5: Episode E2: Elkins
Hello Fellow Explorers! Welcome to the second E Episode of the Wild and Wonderful Podcast: Exploring West Virginia A-Z. This episode features the town of Elkins, West Virginia. Interviews include Madalyn Humphrey, the Executive Director of Elkins Main Street ; Anne Beardsley, Executive Director of Elkins Depot Welcome Center , and Becky Hill with the Augusta Heritage Center. Stay Wild and Wonderful!
Music Provided by : Born Old
Feb 07 2019
Rank #6: Episode C2: Cider, Cafe Cimino Country Inn, Christmas
Hello Fellow Explorers! This is the second of the C episodes and the Christmas themed episode. Hopefully it will get you in the Christmas spirit. This is a fun episode featuring two very successful and award wining businesses in the Mountain State. I talk with Brook Glover from Swilled Dog Hard Cider and Melody Urbanic from the Cafe Cimino Country Inn.
Wild and Wonderful Show (Theme): Red Headed Step Child
Musical Interludes: Lauren Coil
Sleigh bell sound: Mike Koenig - Soundbible.com
I’ll Be Home for Christmas Outro : Doug Van Gundy
Dec 13 2018
Rank #7: Episode F2: Farming (Part 1) Wardensville Garden Market
Welcome to the second of the “F” episodes of the podcast! Because I was able to get so much material, this will be split in to two episodes. Part 1 features Wardensville Garden Market in Wardensville, WV.
Music by : Born Old
Mar 06 2019
Rank #8: Episode F1 : Fairmont Podcasters, Fallout, and Folklore
Welcome to the first of the F Episodes! This episode features Fairmont podcasters Daniel Bonner from Wasted Local Talent and Roger Harper from Gurus of Gaming. They operate from the Thirteen Palm Trees studio. I also spoke with Emily Hilliard the state folklorist and the Director of the West Virginia Folklife Program. Original Music Includes: Equalizer, Like Victory : Imbuers
Feb 20 2019
Rank #9: Episode D: Doug Van Gundy, Davis
Welcome to the D episode of the Wild and Wonderful Podcast: Exploring West Virginia A-Z! This episode features poet and musician Doug Van Gundy. I also traveled to the town of Davis where I talked to the brand new owners of The Bright Morning Inn and Cory Chase from White Grass Cross Country Ski Touring Center. Music Includes: Wild Wonderful Show (Theme) : Red Headed Stepchild West Virginia Highway, Ain’t Gonna Rain : Born Old Fine, I’ll Listen: Emily Carlson
Dec 26 2018
Rank #10: Episode B2: Botanic Gardens, Blackwater Outdoor Adventure
This is the second B episode; which features the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown and Blackwater Outdoor Adventure Company in St. George, West Virginia. This is the playground outside your backdoor, and what makes this state so incredibly special.
Wild Wonderful Show, West Virginia My Home, Outro - Red Headed Step Children
Stay - Luke Sadecky
Nov 14 2018