How Alaska really works, and how Alaskans really live, as told by this state's exceptional people.
You Really Can See Russia From Here with Josie Stiles - TAS #24
This week on The Alaska Show Podcast Emily and Alex sit down with Josie Stiles. Josie spent her childhood in Anchorage and Unalakleet, and moved to Nome as a young adult where she has contributed to the area VPSO program, the Nome and State Arts Councils, and tourism in Nome.
You Can Do Surgery Anywhere with Doc Sayer - TAS #23
This week we sit down with surgeon Doc Sayer and gold miner Emily Riedel in Nome. Doc is 82 and has been performing general surgery across the state of Alaska for 50 years. He's a general surgeon from a bygone era - performing everything from brain surgery to heart surgery to cancer treatment - performing procedures in homes with his wife and nursing assistant Frankie and sometimes taking payment in the form of game meat instead of cash. In addition to being a medical pioneer in the state of Alaska, Doc has been a gold miner for 40 years and shares some insights on the business. Listen for a trove of great stories of mining and medicine in the bush.
Advice from a Real Alaskan Gold Miner with Augie Krutsch - TAS #22
This week on The Alaska Show Podcast, with gold just hitting $2,000 an oz, I talk to Augie Krutsch, the owner of AKAU Alaska Gold Mining Adventure Camp in Nome, Alaska, and Emily Riedel, Bering Sea gold dredger - to talk all things gold mining in Nome. Augie's family has been mining this area since the 1930s - and he paints a picture of the history of the place and his own adventures in commercial gold mining. Augie tells me how to win the mining game and why he doesn't care when guests walk out with 5 oz nuggets they find on his claim on the historic Anvil Creek.
See his operation here: https://www.akaugold.com/
Find us at www.TheAKShow.com
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.
F/V Starbound Documentary - https://vimeo.com/298002211
Ben’s Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventureArtStaley
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.
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
Always fun and informative listening to Alex and J.J. Thank You for representing Alaska. We do have much to be grateful for living the way we do here.
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Very fun to listen to. More commercial fisherman as guests please! Definitely my favorites.