Straight out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin comes a fun (if not funny!), informal, and upbeat monthly audio and video podcast featuring key local topics,
engaging and insightful guests, and the diverse voices of local writers, talkers, and pontificators.
Long ago, before he hit it big as a best-selling author, Nickolas Butler was a meat packer, coffee roaster, liquor store clerk, Burger King maintenance guy, and worked with colorful characters and settings that influence his writing to this day.
Folks, fire up the grill because we’re back with an extra beefy Season Finale of the Volume One Podcast! This time, we’re joined by panelists Sheng Elizabeth Lor and Jordan Duroe to discuss the latest slew of burger joints coming to the Chippewa Valley (as if there weren’t enough already?). Then we dive in on new murals, dinosaur sculptures, and the big renovations planned for the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Later on in the show, we got a real get in the form of best-selling author, novice turkey hunter, and former meat packer Nickolas Butler, whose latest book, Godspeed, is out in July.
You know the saying: April showers bring May… events? Well, that’s definitely the case, as the Chippewa Valley opens things back up after a year of COVID quarantines, and that’s the topic of conversation in episode 8 of the Volume One Podcast.
Benny Anderson took the first few moments of his tenure as Interim Executive Director of Visit Eau Claire to highlight some local restaurants, all dressed as Food Network legend Guy Fieri (flame shirt and all!). He even used permanent bleach in his hair to fully commit to the impression – for better or worse ...
We’re already winded thinking about Eau Claire’s new rooftop bar, there’s a new local Tesla ride share service (for that undeniable feeling of superiority), and we look at the culinary trend of ghost kitchens popping up around town.
Voters in our annual Best Of poll emphatically decided that we need more greasy fried chicken in the Valley. Can’t argue with that … Chick-fil-A was voted the #1 Kind of Eatery/Bar We Need Most and #3 Biggest Thing We Should Make Happen Soon. But is it even that good?
New year, new pod! Folks, we’re back with episode 5 of the Volume One Podcast, and it’s a real doozy. Panelists Jo Ellen Burke and Mike Paulus are in the building to cover an unforeseen (and strangely anonymous) update on the future of the pagoda from Jimmy Woo’s Restaurant.
Later on we’re talkin’ tunes and pitching some new slogans for Menards and Leinie’s with Soren Staff, the renowned fantasy nerd and frontman of the highly successful Eau Claire bluegrass band, Them Coulee Boys! Happy Holidays, folks! Enjoy.
This time, we’re joined by panelists Bonni Knight and Matt Hasenmueller to dissect some chilling developments in the Chippewa Valley. Later, Adam Condit from Blue Ox Running is in the hot seat to talk marathons.
Does the new Kwik Trip on Water Street pave the way for some weirder non-conforming Kwik Trips? Later, we play "Who Wants To Live In Altoona?" and other games after a chat with Jason Jon Anderson. And finally writer Ken Szymanski steals a couch.