The Traversecityist is a story-based podcast mixing interviews, history, folklore and cultural observations in and around Traverse City, Michigan.
Episode 7: Northern Delights
In 1982 DeAnne Loll decided she wanted start her very own natural foods restaurant in a place that had more trees than people. After moving to Traverse City and starting the deli at the Oryana Food Co-op, she partnered with Robin Webb-Bransky and Betty Demers to create Northern Delights in the heart of Benzie County. […]
Episode 6: The Winemaker
Sean O’Keefe’s identity is rooted in the landscape of the Old Mission Peninsula. What does he observe when he surveys our cultural landscape?
Episode 5: Captain Ger
Gerry Shiffman believes the most important investment is the one we make in youth. In 2021 he founded Seaside Sailing Excursions and Charity Charters LLC, a sailing company with the mission of providing free of charge sailing excursions for youth who may otherwise not have such an opportunity.
Episode 4: Public Art
What does Traverse City’s public art say about who we are as a community and as a culture?
Episode 3: The Neighborhoods
Traverse City is a city of neighborhoods. Within these neighborhoods are residents who love the convenience of living in a 15-minute city, and the relationships they have with their neighbors. The City is rewriting its Master Plan, and part of the process includes asking the residents what they want to preserve, enhance or transform within […]
Episode 2: Citizen Lois
Lois Golightly described herself as a common person with an ability to connect with people. Her curiosity and creativity prompted her to serve the Traverse City community with dedication and devotion. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Traversecityist devotes this episode to her legacy.
Benzie County’s formative brilliance
There’s a place in northern Michigan, Benzie County, that captures spirits like none other. One was mine, captured 33 years ago and held tightly ever since. Another’s was Gretchen Carr, who was raised here. Gretchen prepared an episode of her podcast that finds that distinctive Benzie spirit in a natural foods restaurant like none other. Hearing all the voices I know so well. Learning the dimensions of the story she tells. Marvelous stuff. First time I came here in September 1990, as a young man, this county just reached in and held me. All those people you note are dear dear friends. This is just such a memorable production. We’ll done in every way.
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I love this podcast about our city. I enjoy the in-depth look at the things that make it a real, thriving place to live and not just a tourist destination.
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So thoughtfully crafted and beautifully presented! Makes me love my home town even more!!!