6 episodes

"Everything's Better in Barryville" is a revolution, an adventure into the changing character of rural America, where long-time locals look with suspicion at city folk planting their flags in the country to re-start their lives, and get “back to the garden.”

Part Twin Peaks, part Footloose, and part Green Acres for the modern world, "Everything's Better in Barryville" is the last hope for a town divided, where the backroads are dotted with Trump signs, even as gay bikers roll through town during the steamy high season of the summer
months.

"Everything's Better in Barryville” is the climax of civilization.

Everything's Better in Barryville Heritage Radio Network

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

"Everything's Better in Barryville" is a revolution, an adventure into the changing character of rural America, where long-time locals look with suspicion at city folk planting their flags in the country to re-start their lives, and get “back to the garden.”

Part Twin Peaks, part Footloose, and part Green Acres for the modern world, "Everything's Better in Barryville" is the last hope for a town divided, where the backroads are dotted with Trump signs, even as gay bikers roll through town during the steamy high season of the summer
months.

"Everything's Better in Barryville” is the climax of civilization.

    The Fine Art of Romance

    The Fine Art of Romance

    Mike and Johnny are joined by Barryville’s finest working artists — the bodice-ripping Mistress of Rococo Romance Paintings, Sharon Spiak, and local heart of gold, “Stone Cold” Matt Nelson. Hang on to your hats and your hearts, as Barryville’s Dynamic Duo shines a light on some bad behavior bubbling up in our own backyard. All this, plus lotsa laughs, including another traffic report from Tiffany Diamond, and some sweet, soulful sounds from Barryville OG, Lacey “Gutekunst” Kean.

    Painting by Sharon Spiak.

    • 1 hr
    THE ICEMAN COMETH

    THE ICEMAN COMETH

    Mike and Johnny are joined by Barryville’s Strongest Citizens — the cat responsible for keeping our roads safe during our apocalyptic winters and beyond, Foreman of the Town of Highland Highway Department, Daryl Barnes; and the “Queen of Mean,” the big boss with the biggest heart, the steward of our local food pantry, Margie Granese, who pulls no punches on a very hot mic! Plus, Johnny goes punk with Vivienne Westwood on the news, and Mike goes Gospel with his band the Edison Rocket Train. All this and a special report from our brand new Barryville Radio Traffic Helicopter! Can your heart stand it???

    • 34 min
    REVENGE OF THE NERDS

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS

    Barryville’s biggest nerds Johnny and Mike are back with their neighbor, star of screens big and small, Tim Busfield (The West Wing, Thirtysomething, and the actual Revenge of the Nerds), plus the administrator of their local facebook page, Living In Barryville! Johnny remembers Kirstie Alley, and musical guests the famed Lady Bugs of Cochecton, Camellia & Odetta Hartman, bring you a holiday tune live via the Barryville Radio Satellite!

    • 37 min
    Everybody's Talkin'

    Everybody's Talkin'

    Johnny and Mike are joined by long-time Town of Highland resident and town council member, Fred Bosch, and their neighbor, celebrity chef Justin Chapple, who talk holiday cooking and more! Mike ponders how long it will take before he gets to be considered a Barryville local (answer: probably never) and Johnny takes on Kanye West in a hot take on the news. All this, plus the Yulan Brass Duo live in the studio warming it up for the big Christmas tree lighting and the debut of Mike’s super fun punk rock mix of the EBIB theme song, “Everybody’s Talkin’." Can your heart stand it???

    • 37 min
    The Riot Girls!

    The Riot Girls!

    Mike “Rocket Train” Edison and Johnny Pizzolato kick off Everything’s Better in Barryville with town royalty including the queen of town, Martha Eldred Worzel, author, actress, activist, and Town of Highland resident Amber Tamblyn, and local punk band, Basic Bitches. Martha talks about the golden age of Barryville, Amber discusses her new book, “Listening in the Dark,” and Naomi and Krystal play “ I Hope Your Holidays are Fine.” Plus, local and national news and hilarity.

    • 46 min
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    Everything's Better in Barryville is a revolution, an adventure into the changing character of rural America, where long-time locals look with suspicion at city folk planting their flags in the country to re-start their lives, and get “back to the garden.”

    Part Twin Peaks, part Footloose, and part Green Acres for the modern world, Everything's Better in Barryville is the last hope for a town divided, where the backroads are dotted with Trump signs, even as gay bikers roll through town during the steamy high season of the summer months.

    Everything's Better in Barryville is the climax of civilization.

    About Your Hosts:

    Johnny Pizzolato is a tireless civic leader, businessmen, and activist helping to guide Barryville out from a swamp of tainted local politics and into a bright future. His “straight friendly queer bar,” the Stickett Inn, is the first thing you’ll see when you roll into town, and in his role as president of our local farmer’s market he keeps his boots on the ground, even while he has stars in his eyes.

    Johnny's co-host, Mike Edison, is a long-time Heritage Radio host, the former publisher of High Times magazine, a celebrated musician, author, and renowned trouble maker, who lit out from the big city, and is facing all the challenges of his new life in Barryville – from fixing his old farm house and making sure the pantry is filled, to simply to fitting in.

    • 1 min

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