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It is what the name implies, the random culture of the geek nation from the perspective of a couple of West Virginia boys. We talk about Movies, TV, books, videogames, toys, etc. Geeks United! We now have all our content linked to one site! https://linktr.ee/randomgeekculture
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Bringing you the best of West Virginia information. We cover the state with a fresh approach, helping you to understand the history, places to eat, things to do, and citizens of WV. Join James and Jerry on this fast growing podcast.
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Have you ever had a peculiar experience on campus? Like hearing the faint sounds of a cow mooing near Woodburn or catching a glimpse of a little girl skipping around the corridors of the MountainLair? With over 150 years of history, there’s bound to be a few past residents roaming around WVU’s campus, and the Daily Athenaeum’s newest podcast series looks to tell their stories. Each week, Appalachian Storyteller Jason Burns joins us to help uncover these stories of real WVU historical figures ...
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Welcome to the WV Podcast, West Virginia's Podcast. This is a bi-weekly show that features the great state of West Virginia and the stories of the amazing people who make it such an wonderful place to live. Your hosts are Jeff & Dee Holbrook. Let's tear down the negative hillbilly stereotype that has been assigned to us by the national media. Let's tell our own story.
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They Call Us The Flying Circus: Two West Virginians In The Great War

Michael Coker with LaRon Jones, Ethan Powels, and Professor Kevin Eagles

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The Great War, World War I, changed the lives of millions in the U.S. Michael Coker, a Master’s in Public History student at NKU University recently discovered a trove of letters written by Cecil “Zeke” Gabriel and Louise Marsh during this period. Coker is working and annotating these documents, dating primarily from 1917-1919. This correspondence provides an intimate window into the lives of two West Virginians separated by a conflict which forever altered the course of history. Zeke became ...
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This week, one person’s roadside weed is another’s “golden” treasure. So says a North Carolina fiber artist. We also talk with a children's book author about a school system that suspended its community reading program over concerns about the sex of her book's main character — an oak tree. And, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program is now avai…
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In this one I tell you about: The significance of 400 episodes Dreading the Major League Baseball All-Star Break The Automat documentary on Max A classic story one of our kids told me years ago Death of our favorite hotel in Las Vegas The possibility of doing interviews in future episodes Check out expanded show notes at surfreportpod.com Need twic…
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On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about a local chef winning a James Beard Award, explore a health company's expansion in Charleston, discuss the rollout of green school buses and talk about a man's book on scouting.بقلم Nexstar Media
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This week, we visit with a West Virginia man who shows his love for fishing by building exquisite, handmade fly rods. It’s a long process, but he shares his knowledge with others. We also spill the tea on a classic roadside attraction in Chester, West Virginia. And punk music photographer Chelse Warren takes us into the pit for stories and observat…
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This week, dinos fight Civil War soldiers at a theme park throwback — Dinosaur Kingdom II in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Also, if you’re hungry for a pepperoni roll in West Virginia, you can find one at just about any gas station. So — how did they get so popular? We’ll hear one theory. And we check out the backstory of a bus that sits at the conflue…
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In this one I tell you about: My first fast food meal since December A mishap following my weekly snack run Our garage door is constantly open A couple of memorable neighbors from my childhood Check out expanded show notes at surfreportpod.com Need twice the Surf Report? We've got you covered. Just pop on over to patreon.com/jeffkay, sign up for a …
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This week, old-time music jams aren’t just fun, they’re good for your mental health. Also, the opioid epidemic has changed how we talk about addiction in Appalachia. But it’s not America’s only drug crisis. And, every year, hundreds of people parachute off the 876-foot-tall New River Gorge Bridge for Bridge Day, but not just anyone can do it. You'l…
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Arguably nothing in life is more important than family. And when it comes to craft beer there’s a lot to be said for the family that brews together. Enter the new Köerber Beer Company in Barboursville, WV, which is off… Continue Reading… The post Family brings Köerber Beer to WV market appeared first on BrilliantStream.…
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In this one I tell you about: The disruptive aftermath of my one-off overnight shift at work A man who's not from the South but talks with a thick Southern accent A powerful heatwave heading our way The guy who ran onto the field at a Reds/Guardians game Death of a great and beloved West Virginian A new call from Patrick (about terrible TV shows) A…
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This week, hip hop started in New York and took root in places like West Virginia. We explore some of the history of the music and where it is today. Also, food deserts are places where it’s hard to find nutritious food, but they’re found in more than just rural counties in Appalachia. Food deserts are also in disenfranchised neighborhoods, like in…
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In this one I tell you about: The adventure of driving Toney's car to the store Yet another visit with my doctor A scary phone call I received Finally seeing John Fogerty in concert All this and fresh new calls from my brother Tim (about the guy who was urinating beef) and Producer Zipp (about the most tasteless situation comedy of all time). I hop…
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We always love talking beer with Ross Williams, who has been around the West Virginia commercial brewing scene for longer than most. After college, Ross began his brewing career at Morgantown Brewing, and now he’s been head brewer at Bad… Continue Reading… The post Talking beer with head shepherd Ross Williams appeared first on BrilliantStream.…
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This week, we visit with West Virginia trappers to learn about the fur trade in the 21st century. We also meet a county fair champion who keeps racking up the blue ribbons and has released a cookbook of some of her favorites. And we hear an update on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Construction has begun again, but some people wonder if it’s even nee…
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In this one I tell you about: Being home alone for the whole weekend Watching Reds games while making wisecracks on Reddit Toney's day in Greenville, SC My brother's unsolicited Top 4 Worst TV Shows Ever A call from Ian in Scotland about the Curse of Oak Island A call from Tim in Dunbar with a hilarious high school story I hope you enjoy it, thanks…
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This week, we meet a West Virginia artist who designs stickers, t-shirts, patches and pins. She draws on classic Appalachian phrases her family has used for years. They’re not all radio-friendly. Also, people who live near Indian Creek in southern West Virginia say something is wrong with the water. Tests show contamination from a nearby mine. Now …
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This week, the woman behind the popular TikTok account “Appalachian Forager” makes jam from wild pawpaws … and jewelry from coyote teeth. We also talk with the hosts of a new podcast that looks at coal dust exposure beyond the mines, affecting people far downstream from Appalachia. And, in some places, slavery continued in different forms well afte…
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In this one I tell you about a colonoscopy that had been hanging over my head for two and a half months, after a previous screening came back as "abnormal." I'd never been put to sleep, never had much experience with medical procedures at all, and I'm a giant baby, completely neurotic. Needless to say, I didn't like the fact that there was a medica…
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For nearly a century, the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival has staged a formal dance. We visit the festival and learn about a manual that’s been passed down for generations. Also, abortion is illegal in most cases in Tennessee. A photographer spent a year following one mother who was denied an abortion. And we talk to Marshall University professor…
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In this one I tell you about: An unforgettable story the older boy told me An outrageous co-worker memory Our ridiculous excursion to Philadelphia to see one of my favorite bands, Wussy I hope you enjoy it, thanks for listening! Check out expanded show notes at surfreportpod.com Need twice the Surf Report? We've got you covered. Just pop on over to…
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Here is episode 64 of RGCWV, a spoiler-free review of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. We cover many aspects of the game, including sound design, graphics, combat system, and story. If you haven't played the game yet, this video is safe to watch. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the long-awaited sequel to the classic Final Fantasy 7 Remake.…
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In this one I tell you about: Some questionable bottled water that was purchased for household use Attending a Primus concert in Wilkes-Barre Taking young kids to inappropriate events A Facebook page with annoyingly predictable comments All this and fresh new calls from Ron in Florida and Ian in Scotland. I hope you enjoy it, thanks for listening! …
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On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we continue talking to some of the candidates running for U.S. House District 2 in West Virginia, meet a candidate for WV Agriculture Commissioner and talk about how transgender people are portrayed in political campaigns.بقلم Nexstar Media
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This week, rock climbers with disabilities have found a home in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, which offers some pumpy crags. Climbers have also been working to make West Virginia's New River Gorge more inclusive. And a master craftsman, who makes one of a kind whitewater paddles remembers some advice. You’ll hear these stories and more this week, Ins…
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In southern West Virginia, when you think of a true craft beer bar, chances are, you think of Summit Beer Station. After opening in Huntington in 2013, the bar made tremendous strides in its first 10 years. Maybe its biggest… Continue Reading… The post Celebrating Summit’s 10th Year appeared first on BrilliantStream.…
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West Virginia Beer Roads traveled to Elkins, WV, to get this interview with Samantha Fox, owner and head brewer at Fox Hops Brewery. Fox Hops is a new brewery, tucked into the Appalachian Mountains, that opened in April 2024. As… Continue Reading… The post Fox Hops Brewery jumps into WV beer world appeared first on BrilliantStream.…
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In this one I tell you about: an icon that’s now missing from my home computer desktop, making me absolutely crazy the dead chipmunk our part-time cat so thoughtfully left us a couple of small things that always bring me joy people calling professional sports teams “we” and wearing another man’s name on their backs all that and FIVE great new calls…
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This week, a chef has created a hidden culinary hot spot in Asheville, North Carolina that’s attracting national attention for its eclectic menu and Filipino hospitality. Also, every thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail begins with a first step. Famed hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis shares hers. And the holy month of Ramadan ends with a feast. But war and…
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