Category: Podcasts

  • PODCAST: The Many Sides of Fall Fest

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon talk upcoming Halloween events, Fall 50 runners, and last week’s improv show at Peach Barn. Plus, they recap a Fall Fest weekend that has become much more than crowds and drinking, Dannhausen says.

  • PODCAST: Discovering Door County with Sam Watson

    Andrew Kleidon is joined by Pulse reporter Sam Watson to talk about journalism, discovering Door County through writing, and how Watson tackles news reporting versus arts and entertainment writing.

  • PODCAST: Connecting Community to Theater with Jacob Janssen

    Andrew Kleidon is joined by Third Avenue PlayWorks artistic director Jacob Janssen to talk about his return to Door County, his first season at TAP, the importance of bringing a community together through theater, and TAP’s upcoming Play Reading Club.

  • PODCAST: Pumpkin Patch Preview, and Remembering Patty Williamson

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon talk Pumpkin Patch and broadband progress in Liberty Grove. Then, we remember Patty Williamson, who for 14 years wrote hundreds of articles for the Pulse and became our office grandmother. Patty died in September not long after turning in her final article.

  • PODCAST: The Door County Economy with Michelle Lawrie

    Michelle Lawrie, new executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation, talks with Pulse editor Deb Fitzgerald about the rebuilding of the nonprofit organization, the various economic challenges Door County faces, and the different economic industries that contribute to the peninsula’s GDP (gross domestic product). She also talks about the October awareness campaign for Door County’s […]

  • PODCAST: Bringing Broadband to You

    Jessica Hatch, Door County broadband coordinator, sits down with Debra Fitzgerald to give an update on what her office is doing to help bring fast, reliable, affordable broadband to all homes and businesses in Door County.

  • PODCAST: Tossing Discs with Shane Solomon

    Disc golf has rapidly gained popularity on the peninsula, with a half dozen courses now open or in the works. Shane Solomon of the Night Owls Disc Golf Podcast joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. to talk about the sport’s growth and potential in Door County.

  • PODCAST: Sunflowered Celebrates Sisterhood

    When a young woman faces a life-changing decision, she calls upon her inner circle to gather for an outdoor camping trip. Sunflowered is on stage at Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, and Andrew Kleidon is joined by Lachrisa Grandberry, Molly Rhode, Alexis J Roston, and Aidaa Peerzada to talk about the musicals inception, workshopping, and world […]

  • PODCAST: The Movers and Shakers of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    DKAF is back in person for the first time since 2020, and Andrew Kleidon is joined by Alan Kopischke to talk about the history and mission of the event, some of the guest artists who have come to Door County to workshop their art, and the full schedule of events this week at Bjorklunden. Find […]

  • PODCAST: Smelling Orchid Roots at The Ridges

    There are roughly 29 known species of orchids at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor and Tony Kiszonas is now responsible for assuring their health, productivity and future. While that may be a bit of an overstatement, it’s not far from the truth: Tony is the Ridges new Director of Research, the organization’s first. Tony […]

  • PODCAST: Debating the Price of Preservation in Sister Bay, Gills Rock

    Sister Bay residents are fighting to preserve the old village hall, while Liberty Grove makes plans to remove old fishing shacks from its new public waterfront. Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon discuss how the two communities are thinking about the price of preserving history. Plus, a look at the new issue of Door County […]

  • PODCAST: A Shipwrecked Reversal and Sevastopol’s “Oh Crap!” Moment

    Are small towns too small to self-govern? Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Deb Fitzgerald dive into that question in a week when Sevastopol officials held a last-second meeting to reconsider a rezoning request along an important highway corridor, and Judge Todd Ehlers overruled the Egg Harbor Plan Commission’s denial of a Conditional Use Permit for Shipwrecked’s […]

  • PODCAST: Hal Prize Poetry Judge Adrian Matejka

    Grace Johnson is joined by the 2022 Hal Prize Poetry judge Adrian Matejka. Matejka was named the editor of Poetry Magazine in 2022, is the author of seven books and his poetry collection, The Big Smoke, was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize in poetry. The two talk […]

  • PODCAST: Talking Pen Park Improvements with Superintendent Eric Hyde

    Peninsula State Park is in line for a host of upgrades this fall, including the repaving of some of its most-traveled roads. Superintendent Eric Hyde joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. to talk about new roads, a new playground, the totem pole, and more improvements coming to the state’s second most-popular-park.

  • PODCAST: Are Days Numbered for Sister Bay Village Hall?

    The end may be coming for the Sister Bay Village Hall. The village has struggled to figure out what to do with the building for years, but its plan commission has now recommended it be removed to potentially make way for a new visitor center with better facilities. Andrew Kleidon talks to Myles Dannhausen Jr. […]

  • PODCAST: A Conversation with Author Toya Wolfe

    In this episode, the Pulse‘s literature editor, Grace Johnson, is joined by author Toya Wolfe. Wolfe is one of the featured authors at the 2022 Washington Island Literary Festival, Sept. 15-17. Wolfe’s debut novel, The Last Summer on State Street, was released this year to rave reviews. The two discuss how Wolfe’s life experiences in the Robert […]

  • PODCAST: George Harmon and The Beast that Ate Words

    George Harmon, the winner of the 2021 Hal Prize for nonfiction visits the podcast studio to read his winning story, “The Beast that Ate Words.” Nonfiction judge Faith Adiele called the story “a breathless beast of an essay that reads like fiction.” Harmon recounts the scene of his early days in the newspaper industry at […]

  • PODCAST: Northern Door Clinic and Health Care with Hospital CEO Brian Stephens

    Brian Stephens, CEO of Door County Medical Center, joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. to talk about construction progress at the hospital’s new Sister Bay clinic. They discuss what patients can expect to find there when it opens in the spring of 2023, the data behind the decision to build it, and what is next for the […]

  • PODCAST: 911, What’s Your Emergency?

    As Door County’s population and numbers of visitors continue to rise, so do the calls for help due to car crashes, falls, and accidents on the water and local trails. Aaron LeClair, director of the Door County Emergency Services department, joins Debra Fitzgerald in the Baileys Harbor studio to talk about the growing demand for […]

  • PODCAST: Warm Days, Cool Beaches

    And just like that it’s August! Andrew Kleidon and Sara Lancaster sit down to talk about the Dog Days of summer and all the sights, sounds and activities you’ll want to cram into the final weeks of summer, including a tour of Door County’s beaches by activity and trailblazer singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco’s upcoming performance at […]