Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast

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This is not farm radio...

Episódios

  • Episode 100 - The Last One

    31/01/2022 Duração: 01h45min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. After 12 years and 100 episodes, we are calling it a day. This is the final IV Podcast! Thank you so much to our guests, our sponsors, and our listeners. It's been fun.... Our sponsor for episode 100 is Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa.  Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 99 BONUS - Fiona‘s Guardians from Dan Klefstad

    12/10/2021 Duração: 05min

    On Episode 99 John talked with author and NPR morning host, Dan Klefstad. Dan's latest book, Fiona's Guardians, was adapted by Artists' Ensemble Theater for their podcast Mysterious Journey. On this episode 99 bonus edition, we play a teaser for the podcast adaptation of Fiona's Guardians. The full podcast just dropped so if you like what you hear, check out Mysterious Journey on your podcast player of choice.    Check out Dan on social media - @danklefstad on Twitter and Instagram plus his website danklefstad.com   Please check out our sponsors for episode 99: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/ Union Hall with Star Arcade in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Bruce and Ollie's in Utica, IL - https://www.bruceandollies.com/   www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b

  • Episode 99 - Dan Klefstad #1

    04/10/2021 Duração: 45min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. This week we welcome author and NPR morning host Dan Klefstad to the show. Unfortunately some skype issues knocked Clayton out of the talk, but John and Dan had a good time discussing Dan’s most recent book, Fiona’s Guardians. Dan also talks about his time with WNIJ and gives us some behind the scenes insight on the radio newsroom. Be sure to check out the podcast adaptation of Dan’s book, which will be coming out on October 12th from the Artists' Ensemble Theater.  Check out Dan on social media - @danklefstad on Twitter and Instagram plus his website danklefstad.com   Please check out our sponsors for episode 99: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/ Union Hall with Star Arcade in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Bruce and Ollie's in Utica, IL - https://www.bruceandollies.com/   www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by

  • Episode 98 - Clyde Tombaugh, Sports Betting, and Who You Crappin‘

    27/09/2021 Duração: 01h05min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. This week we dive into some history with a local Streator legend, Clyde Tombaugh. We also discuss sports betting in Illinois, plus an old sports radio throwback segment. We finish up with our usual pod and miscellaneous talk. Thank you for listening!     Please check out our sponsors for episode 98: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/ Union Hall with Star Arcade in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Bruce and Ollie's in Utica, IL - https://www.bruceandollies.com/   www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 97 - It‘s Been a Minute

    13/09/2021 Duração: 01h04min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. We have returned from the podcast doldrums! This week we revisit topics from our last episode including the 2020 derecho, Covid schooling, the Burgoo, and dog fines. We also touch on some new stuff including an update on the Starved Rock State Park & Matthiessen State Park land annexation. As usual, we talk a little pod, and share some thoughts on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.    Please check out our sponsors for episode 97: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/ Union Hall in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.   www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 96 - Corona Schooling, Derecho Blast, & an Ep8 Throwback

    24/08/2020 Duração: 02h10min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. This week we talk about anxiety with Covid-era schooling, some bad news for the Burgoo, hefty dog fines, the Peru Mall, and the destructive derecho the whipped through the Starved Rock area. Also, be sure to keep listening after the show. Just for the heck of it, we tacked on a throwback episode from 2010.   Please check out our sponsors for episode 96: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/ Stacy Mayers Designs - https://www.facebook.com/stacymayersdesigns/ We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon  www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Five Card Shuffle," and "Down Home Rockin" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 95 - Jim Bottomley, Starved Rock lore, and Some Gut Punch Power Bills

    06/08/2020 Duração: 02h02min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. On episode 95 of the IV Podcast, John and Clayton dive into some local news: Ottawa I&M Canal, Peru utility bills, Streator’s downtown, and the LaSalle County Historical Society. We also mix in some history, current events, and pod talk throughout.   Please check out our sponsors for episode 95: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/ Stacy Mayers Designs - https://www.facebook.com/stacymayersdesigns/ We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon  www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 94 - Hancock PowerFit: Matt Hancock #1

    16/07/2020 Duração: 01h48min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast! We ditched the "Alternative" and are ready to go mainstream! On today's show, we spend the first half talking with Matt Hancock from Hancock PowerFit. Matt is truly inspirational and doesn't hold back with his story of finding and eventually teaching DDPYoga. Be sure to check out the link below to find Matt's website. After talking to Matt, we dive into our usual pod talk with a little local news mixed in.  Please check out our sponsor for episode 94: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/   Matt's website - Hancock PowerFit DDPY: https://hancockpowerfitddpy.com/   We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon  www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 93 - LaSalle County Historical Society: Amanda and Davey Carter #1

    29/06/2020 Duração: 01h50min

    On this episode of the IV Podcast, we sit down with Amanda and Davey Carter to discuss the LaSalle County Historical Society and the wonderful things they do. There is so much interesting history in our area, and we do our best to cover as much as we can. We talk Burgoo, Wild Bill Hickok, LaSalle Mission Cemetery, Indian Creek Massacre, Chief Shabbona, Mattheissen, Ottawa Tent Colony, Harness Horse Racing, and Amos Ebersol. There were a few more stories mixed in there too! Check it out and don’t forget to visit the LaSalle County Historical Society website to sign up for membership. It’s a valuable part of the Illinois Valley and greater Starved Rock area, and a membership will go a long way in helping to preserve our area’s history. Oh, and sorry for the barking dog during the first minutes of the show. Hang in there and it will end by the 7:00 minute mark. LaSalle County Historical Society website: https://www.lasallecountyhistoricalsociety.org/ We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our P

  • Episode 92 - Johnny Derango - Film Maker Extraordinaire #3

    03/06/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    Long time friend of the show, Johnny Derango, has returned to the IVpodcast! Johnny is an Illinois Valley native and works in Hollywood as a film producer and director of photography. We talk about his career in film, what he has been up to lately, and of course - what podcasts he has been listening too. Check out his IMDB and keep an eye out for his upcoming film, Fatman with Mel Gibson.   We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon  www.ivpod.com www.patreon.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 91 - Covid-19 Lockdown Number 2

    16/05/2020 Duração: 01h19min

    Welcome to the second lockdown edition of the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast (hopefully our last). This week we talk coronavirus, the IVCC computer hack, Paw Paw Jeopardy, outdoor cooking, cannabis, Rita Crundwell, and our usual random nonsense.  We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon  www.ivpod.com www.patreon.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 90 - Covid-19 Lockdown Number 1

    14/04/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Welcome to the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast. We are hunkered down in this episode for our first Illinois shelter-in-place episode and as expected, lots and lots of coronavirus talk.  We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon    www.ivpod.com www.patreon.com Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 89 - Coronavirus, Hans Gruber, and Leisure Suit Larry

    18/03/2020 Duração: 01h22min

    Amidst a global pandemic, IVpod is here to help! This week we talk about the coronavirus' impact on the local Illinois Valley. After that, some randomness plus our usual things of the week. Thanks for listening everyone! Please check out our show sponsor, Starved Rock Coffee. starvedrockcoffeecompany.com www.ivpod.com   Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 88 - Lawyer Doug: Doug Kramarsic #1

    12/02/2020 Duração: 02h15s

    Long time friend of the show, Attorney Doug Kramarsic, joins the show to give a legal perspective on everything we could think of! Need legal advice? Doug's your man.  Please check out our show sponsor, Starved Rock Coffee. starvedrockcoffeecompany.com www.ivpod.com   Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 87 - OSLAD, Starved Rock, Herrcke, and Old Timey News

    29/01/2020 Duração: 01h41min

    On this episode of the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast, John and Clayton discuss a variety of local topics: OSLAD, the Starved Rock Lock and Dam, Streator 4th of July, the American Pickers at Herrcke, and some old timey stories courtesy of the Ottawa Times. Also, thanks to the NewsTribune for many of this episodes' topics. We finish up with our things of the week with plenty of randomness to fill in the cracks.  Please check out our show sponsor, Starved Rock Coffee. starvedrockcoffeecompany.com www.ivpod.com   Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 86 - A Decade in Review

    08/01/2020 Duração: 02h06min

    Welcome to 2020! On this episode of the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast, John and Clayton discuss new laws coming to the new year. After that, they hit up the top stories of 2019 and the top stories of the decade. Please check out our show sponsor, Starved Rock Coffee. starvedrockcoffeecompany.com www.ivpod.com   Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 85 - Spark of Hope's Megan Cullinan

    11/12/2019 Duração: 01h19min

    It's the Christmas/Star Wars countdown episode....well, more like the Star Wars episode. This week we welcome the Spark of Hope Podcast host, Megan Cullinan, to talk about all things Star Wars. Megan's podcast is truly inspirational and focuses on individuals who have taken on a great challenge in life, and used Star Wars to find his or her's own spark of hope in pushing through. We talk about her podcast, her challenges, and of course....a lot of Star Wars. We squeeze in a little local Illinois Valley/Starved Rock area talk, plus of course our "stuff we are into" segment. Happy Holidays Everyone! Please check out our show sponsor, Starved Rock Coffee. starvedrockcoffeecompany.com www.ivpod.com   Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

  • Episode 84 - Steve Stout's Thoughts on Chester Weger's Parole

    22/11/2019 Duração: 01h23min

    Convicted murderer Chester Weger was paroled on November 21st, 2019. The tragedy became a national story in 1960 and has haunted the Starved Rock area ever since. We talked with Steve Stout, author of the Starved Rock Murders to get his thoughts on the news.    Today's sponsors: Radium City Brewery and Sketchmass www.ivpod.com   Music from the Show: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Vicious," "Furious Freak," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  

  • Episode 83 - The Return of Dana Vicich - Disc Golf Extraordinaire

    31/10/2019 Duração: 01h17min

    The best darn disc golfer to come out of the Illinois Valley has returned to the show! Dana Vicich, professional disc golf player and Ottawa Illinois native sits down with John to discuss his passion, disc golf. We talk about some of the events Dana has been involved with, the state of disc golf in the Illinois Valley, and tips for noobs. Check him out on your social media platform of choice @danadiscgolf. And be sure to ask our sponsors about the IVpod discount.  Boz Jigs and Tackle River Front Bar and Grill Stacy Mayers Designs www.ivpod.com Music from the Show: Vicious, Secrets of the Schoolyard, and Five Card Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100227

  • Episode 82 - Mr. @Jaycanchu Number 1

    16/10/2019 Duração: 01h48min

    This week the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast returns with a special guest, Mr. Jay Roach. Jay is a long time friend and supporter of the show. Our talk goes so many places that explaining it is not really doable. You will just have to listen to see what all the fuss is about. Enjoy the show and check out this week's sponsors..... Boz Jigs and Tackle River Front Bar and Grill Stacy Mayers Designs www.ivpod.com  Music from the Show: Vicious, Secrets of the Schoolyard, and Five Card Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100227

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