Podcast by John Knowles focusing on the most interesting people, places, and events in Central Illinois... and Beyond!
I interview guests and ask them, "What's That Like?" Athletes, Historians, Scientists, Researches, Adventures, Event Promoters, Business Owners... You Name It!
Are you interesting? Maybe you should be a guest on "What's That Like?"
Zach & John's Guide to TV Streaming - CoronaVirus Quarantine Edition
In these crazy quarantine times... we all need something to pass the time, so media consumer Zach Wygal returns to discuss.. Tiger King, Things Your Kids Will Like and You Will Too, Best DocuSeries and Documentaries, What You May Have Missed, the Best Background Noise, and some classic movies to go back and check out... Plus, some tips to stay positive and active, support your communities, and of course... and we recap our previous episode on streaming from 11/2018.
WTL Classic Rewind - Brad Fiori & Shayne Isbell on hiking the Appalachian Trail
This is a Classic Rewind episode tying back to our recent new episode with Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell and their Excellent Adventures! It originally was posted on 11/2/19. Enjoy this WTL Classic!
When it comes to local adventurers, look no further than Staunton natives Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell. In this episode, we tackle the amazing adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail. We talk about the people (awesome), the dangers (not much), the bears, the bugs, the food, the beer, the shelter, the difficulty, and the awesome journey that it it presents.
Follow Brad & Shayne's adventurers on their Facebook group: Mile, Mile and a Half.
WTL Classic Rewind - Brad Fiori, Cycling Around America!
This is a Classic Rewind episode tying back to our recent new episode with Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell and their Excellent Adventures! It originally was posted on 8/17/18. Enjoy this WTL Classic!
Brad Fiori made his money, quit his job, and decided to live life NOW, as opposed to waiting for retirement! Crazy to some... and inspiration to others. He tackles adventures as he can and he came on WTL to talk about his biggest journey to date. His circumnavigation the United States at the border... all 11,338 miles!
His journey was not easy, and certainly had challenges, but he found joy, hardships, challenges, the kindness of Americans, and maybe just a bit of the quirkyness as well! You should also check his Facebook group, "Mile, Mile and a Half", for a daily blog, pics, and videos. He will let you join so you can see it all! Just like this podcast... It's FREE! You can also follow his upcoming adventures which he details on this show.
Link to his page below! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1261882397270840/ What's That Like? Podcast -https://www.facebook.com/WhatsThatLikePodcast/ The #WTLNation Discussion Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/377604992746452/
Brad & Shayne's Excellent Adventures... The Keys, Vietnam, & England
Brad Fiori and Shayne return in this NEW episode, that was actually recorded back in fall 2019. In this episode, our amazing adventure friends tackle Kayaking the Florida Keys, Biking Vietnam, and Hiking across England. The ups and downs and joys of travel, and language, hygiene, and food obstacles in Southeast Asia!
Currently, Brad is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican to Canadian borders, and you can follow this, and the past journeys on Facebook at Mile, Mile and a Half
The 2010s in Central Illinois - The Good, the Sad, the News, the Sports, and the Places that made a difference!
Its all in the title! Zach Wygal returns and we cover the decade in review from a Central Illinois perspective... many things happened, we hit the biggest, we probably missed a few for sure... but we did our best to remind all of you of the things that were huge news, places, organizations, events, good things, many sad things, and we end it with predictions about the 2020s.
Included topics and events discussed: The Coliseum Fire, Power Plant closing, School Funding, Tornadoes and Weather, the Eclipse, Deer Run, and Country Classic Cars
Sports: Junior High and High School sports, Kelsey Card Olympics, Justin Allgaier, Matt Hughes, & WSMI's Terry Todt
The Good and the Sad: Fight the Fight, Stamp Out Cancer, St Francis, Turner Hall, HEIDI, Faith Hartsell, Cancer, Suicide, Opiods, and tragic accidents.
The Businesses: Theaters, Bills IGA, Blackbird Bakery, Red Rooster, Opera House, Winerys, Restaraunts, Black Rabbit, Litchfield Pickers Market, Atlas 46, AllScripts... and more.
Thanks to all of you in #WTLNation, and feel free to comment on things we may have missed... we aren't perfect!
Brought to you by Opera House Brewing Company, Hillsboro, IL.
Why Did The Coffeen Power Station Close? WTL? with Don Nowell
On this show, we take a retrospective look at the Coffeen Power Plant through the eyes of one employee, Don Nowell. He isn't a spokesman for the company, the union, or the plant... he is my friend, and I wanted to know, and share with all of you. What it is like to make electricity, how it works, how the plant worked, what factors led to it closing, and the impact it had on him and his fellow employees.
Nothing controversial in the discussion, just two friends talking about the closing of an iconic Central Illinois beacon. Literally, and Figuratively.
Thanks to all the current and former employees of the Coffeen Power Station.
I love how John always finds something cool to talk about!!
Great Show! Cool Stories!
The variety on this show is awesome! From somebody in the area, it’s fascinating to here stories and learn about events in the central Illinois area. Definitely give it a listen! You won’t regret it.
What an amazing podcast! John is a very engaging, witty, talented, and funny interviewer. I highly recommend giving it a listen.