Emmy winning comedian, Charlie Berens interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators, and more to talk about their story and connections to the midwest.
Episode 52 - Grace Weber
Grammy-winning singer and Wauwatosa native Grace Weber joins the Cripescast this week to talk about her journey in the music industry. She and Charlie discuss the release of her debut album “A Beautiful Space”, her creative process, and the proper way to grill brats.
Episode 51 - Scott Laeser
Scott Laeser, farmer and Water Program Director for Clean Wisconsin, joins Charlie on the Cripescast this week to discuss some of the top water issues facing Wisconsin. They dive deep into many topics surrounding the agriculture industry and offer up some potential solutions for improving Wisconsin’s water.
Episode 50 - Yia Vang
Chef Yia Vang, co-owner of Twin Cities restaurants Union Hmong Kitchen and Vinai, joins Charlie this week on the Cripescast. Yia talks about his love for the Midwest, his family’s journey to America, and how food can help share their story.
Episode 49 - Leanne Morgan
This week, Charlie is joined by stand-up comedian Leanne Morgan. She talks about the South, her family, finding her truth in comedy, and getting her start selling jewelry at parties. Leanne and Charlie also compare the way we talk in the North vs. the South.
Episode 48 - Charlie Berens
It’s an off week for the Cripescast but that didn’t stop Charlie from talking. We’ve got updates on all things Cripescast, Manitowoc Minute, Charlie’s stand up tour, and his recent trip to Alaska.
Episode 47 - Preston Cole
Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Preston Cole, joins Charlie on the Cripescast this week. They discuss PFAS in Wisconsin water, transparency, working with the dairy industry, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the Wisconsin outdoors.
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So enjoying the podcast, from Texas!
I come by “golly” and “geez Louise” naturally, but am less sure about cheese curds. So you’re broadening my horizons! Always looking out for deer. Thanks!!! Maggie
Charlie this is for your last guest Mr. Vang thank you for sharing your personal stories it’s amazing how many Americans don’t know what happened during the Vietnam war and I was one of them since I’m about your age. Charlie you’re doing wonderful things with this podcast keep it up.
Charlie…I’m a northern WI girl living in AZ desert for last 15 years. Thank you for reminder why I love my beloved home state, flowing of warm cheese and cold beer. I love your comedy sketches… backing boat brought back childhood memories. Mostly importantly, your podcast is an unbelievable space of learning. You do your research on your guests!!! Your conversations on indigenous and Hmong cultures were amazing. Please keep presenting these conversations on your show. …