Conversations about Wisconsin media, sports, culture, politics, and ideas.
Badgers, Brewers and Sports Losses — Adam Mertz — #48
ESPN Wisconsin contributor and former Sports Editor for The Capital Times, Adam Mertz talks about the shifting expectations for this year’s Wisconsin Badgers football team, running back Jonathan Taylor’s place in Badgers history, brutal Wisconsin sports losses, and the Brewers and the baseball Hall of Fame.
Hunting & Politics — Noah Wishua — #47
Outdoorsman Noah Wishau discusses the confluence of hunting and politics regarding chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Wisconsin deer, its parallels to the public debate about climate change and what he sees as a generational imperative to protect nature for future generations.
Wisconsin Astronomy History — Jim Lattis — #46
Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW–Madison and is the author of many publications in that field; he helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the UW–Madison Astronomy Dept. and has directed it since its founding. Lattis talks about Wisconsin’s contribution to the field of astronomy, his public outreach efforts and what he makes of flat-Earthers.
Wollersheim Winery and Wisconsin Wine — Philippe Coquard — #45
Wollersheim Winery owner and winemaker Philippe Coquard comes from a family of French winemakers. He came to America and Wollersheim in the 1980s and became the winemaker in 1985. Wollersheim Winery grew rapidly and garnered national media attention with the introduction of its Prairie Fumé wine in 1989. In the coming decades, Wollersheim became one of Wisconsin’s most well-known wineries.
The heart in picture books — Pat Zietlow Miller — #44
Wisconsin picture book writer Pat Zietlow Miller, discusses her craft, getting into writing books for children and where her creative ideas start. Miller’s first book “Sophie’s Squash” was published in 2013. She has published numerous books since including “Wherever You Go” and “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville” and “Be Kind” — a New York Times bestseller.
Old World Wisconsin — Anna Altschwager — #43
Old World Wisconsin depicts Wisconsin’s immigrant past by recreating the sights, sounds and spirit of those who came to the state to build their futures. Anna Altschwager, the site’s assistant director of guest experience, explains the museum’s origins and what she hopes guests take away from their visits.
Great every episode
I didn’t think I’d be able to be interested in all the Wisconsin things they talk about, but so far I’ve enjoyed every podcast. I’m looking forward to more! Very good.