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How Alaska really works, and how Alaskans really live, as told by this state's exceptional people.

The Alaska Show Alex Trokey

    • Places & Travel

How Alaska really works, and how Alaskans really live, as told by this state's exceptional people.

    Boy from the Bush Wins an Emmy with Ben Staley - TAS #21

    Boy from the Bush Wins an Emmy with Ben Staley - TAS #21

    This week on The Alaska Show Podcast I talk to Ben Staley - born and bred Alaskan, filmmaker, TV producer, and Emmy award winner. Ben tells me about growing up off-the-grid, getting his start in Hollywood, creating a documentary about F/V Starbound, stories from his time working on Deadliest Catch, and how to get your start in the entertainment business as a creative.

    DailyStaley.com

    F/V Starbound Doc https://vimeo.com/298002211

    Ben’s Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventureArtStaley

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Flying From Imperial Africa to Alaska with Andrew Smallwood - TAS #20

    Flying From Imperial Africa to Alaska with Andrew Smallwood - TAS #20

    This week on The Alaska Show Podcast I speak to Andrew Smallwood, pilot and fisherman/owner of the Celtic Cross seiner in Cordova. Andrew tells me about his childhood on a coffee farm in Kenya, apartheid South Africa, being the personal pilot of the King of Lisotho, coming to Alaska, the events that have had huge impacts on Prince William Sound fisheries, and the future of seining.

    www.TheAKShow.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Alaskan Brewing Co with Geoff Larson - TAS #19

    Alaskan Brewing Co with Geoff Larson - TAS #19

    This week I sit down with Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau, Alaska. Geoff and I talk trends in hard seltzer and beer, brewing Alaskan flavors into beer, how being off the road system forced him to innovate the brewing process, and what the beer shelves will look like in 15 years.

    Alaskan Brewing's tasting room is now open! AlaskanBeer.com

    • 51 min
    TheAlaskaLife.com with Kyle Moffat - TAS #18

    TheAlaskaLife.com with Kyle Moffat - TAS #18

    This week on The Alaska Show Podcast I sit down with Kyle Moffat, the founder of The Alaska Life social media platform and www.TheAlaskaLife.com. We talk about our shared experiences starting a content business, how he built the largest social media platform in the state, his advice for people trying to start a similar business, growing up in the interior, and where to visit to get the quintessential Alaska experience.

    www.TheAKShow.com

    • 48 min
    Alaska's Future Blue Economy with Justin Sternberg - TAS #17

    Alaska's Future Blue Economy with Justin Sternberg - TAS #17

    This week on The Alaska Show Podcast I talk to Alaska Ocean Cluster Program Manager Justin Sternberg. Justin and I talk about the future of Alaska's economy - which he believes involves a higher utilization of the seafood catch in processing, mariculture, and developing new products from Alaska's underexplored coastal resources.

    Get the Newsletter: https://www.alaskaoceancluster.com/newsletters/

    Check out Ocean Tuesdays https://www.alaskaoceancluster.com/engage/ocean-tuesday/

    www.TheAKShow.com

    • 56 min
    Alaska's Largest Oyster Farm with Weatherly Bates - TAS #16

    Alaska's Largest Oyster Farm with Weatherly Bates - TAS #16

    This week I talk to Weatherly Bates, cofounder of Glacier Point Oyster Farm in Halibut Cove, Alaska. Weatherly and her husband have created a nationally-recognized product and turned their farm into the largest commercial oyster and mussel operation in Alaska. We talk about the challenges of shellfish farming, the oyster market, how Covid forced them to pivot locally, and the time She shot a bear nine months pregnant.

    https://www.alaskashellfish.net/

    IG @alaska_shellfish_farms

    www.TheAKShow.com

    • 53 min

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