56 episodes

Kaatscast is a biweekly podcast delivering history, travel guides, arts & culture, outdoor adventures, sustainability news and local interviews from New York's Catskill mountains and Hudson Valley. Celebrate the Catskills with Kaatscast! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kaatscast/support

Kaatscast Silver Hollow Audio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Kaatscast is a biweekly podcast delivering history, travel guides, arts & culture, outdoor adventures, sustainability news and local interviews from New York's Catskill mountains and Hudson Valley. Celebrate the Catskills with Kaatscast! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kaatscast/support

    Rescuing Animals for 130 Years at a Local SPCA

    Rescuing Animals for 130 Years at a Local SPCA

    Gina Carbonari is a retired U.S. Marine with a new mission. As executive director of the 130-year-old Ulster County SPCA, she's ensuring that the  homeless, abused, and neglected animals there are cared for, sheltered, and readied for adoption. Join us on a tour and meet some of the cats, dogs, and smaller critters safeguarded in Kingston, NY, as they await their new families.

    Recordist: Keith Kortright
    Sponsors: Hanford Mills Museum and the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway


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    • 27 min
    Ten Million for Tannersville: Talking with The Hunter Foundation

    Ten Million for Tannersville: Talking with The Hunter Foundation

    Tannersville, NY, is a small mountain village, with big aspirations. And now, with the help of a very large grant from New York State, it's preparing for a basket of revitalization projects that would surely put a smile on Rip Van Winkle's face. We sat down with The Hunter Foundation's Sean Mahoney and Amy Scheibe for some backstory on this major award, and the various partners working toward a more vibrant, equitable, and connected community.

    Thanks to our sponsors: Hanford Mills Museum and the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce


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    • 34 min
    Is This Recyclable?! "Wishcycling" at UCRRA

    Is This Recyclable?! "Wishcycling" at UCRRA

    Recycling is a great way to reduce the (many) truckloads of trash bound for distant landfills, but "wishcycling," the practice of throwing questionable items into the blue bin and HOPING they'll be recycled, is problematic, too. The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency's Angelina Brandt lent us some hardhats and gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of UCRRA's bustling Kingston facility.

    Thanks to our production intern, Keith Kortright, for recording our tour. 

    And thanks to our local sponsors:
    The Mountain Eagle
    Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway


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    • 27 min
    On Air: CO2 and Indoor Air Quality

    On Air: CO2 and Indoor Air Quality

    Feeling sleepy? CO2 could be the culprit. For centuries, the Catskills have offered a respite from city life, and a bit of fresh air. But indoor air quality can be bad no matter where you live. Fortunately, air quality can be measured, and steps taken to get that indoor Catskills air more in line with outdoor Catskills air, for health and wellness. For more, we connected with IAQ expert Ljeta Putāne and local citizen scientist Liz Potter.  Thanks to our sponsors: The Mountain Eagle, and the Catskill Mts. Scenic byway. Kaatscast is a production of Silver Hollow Audio.


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    • 22 min
    Fins, Feathers, Furs and the Great Outdoors with Tim Byron

    Fins, Feathers, Furs and the Great Outdoors with Tim Byron

    It's hunting season in the Catskills, and even if you're not a hunter, you'll want to hear our interview with Tim Byron, a longtime friend with an infectious love for hunting, fishing, camping, and observing Catskills wildlife. A few years back, he started a YouTube series called "Fins - feathers -furs - and the great outdoors"-- documenting hunting and fishing trips,  family excursions, birding, cooking, and lots more. 

    Thanks to our sponsors: The Mountain Eagle, and the Catskill Mts. Scenic byway. Our interview was recorded by production intern, Keith Kortright. Kaatscast is a production of Silver Hollow Audio. 


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    • 20 min
    Firewood: Keeping It Local!

    Firewood: Keeping It Local!

    As daylight shortens and temperatures fall, many of us in the Catskills turn to our wood stoves to help keep warm. "Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice," the old adage goes. But if you don't chop your own wood? Make sure it was chopped locally! In this episode, New York State Department of Environmental Protection's Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health Bureau Chief Justin Perry joined us for a conversation on firewood, Catskills trees, and the threats our forests face. 

    Check out the DEC's new film, Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species. 

    Thanks to Dixon Roadside and the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway for their support!


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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

jdzenitis ,

Awesome!

This podcast is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I love the Catskills and enjoy listening to interviews with locals, from outdoor enthusiasts and artists to small town historians. Great production quality.

podcastreviwer1010 ,

Incredible

Great podcast! Very informative information regarding the surrounding HV area. Learned a lot about different types of people, businesses, and organizations here in the Hudson Valley.

Catskill Waters ,

Wonderful

I enjoy this podcast more and more with each episode. Brett captures the essence of the Catskills perfectly through the voices of those who walk and work the land.

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