Chat It U.P. Podcast

Chat It U.P. Podcast

A bi-weekly podcast featuring interviews and reviews of all things Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Let's chat it U.P.

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April 22, 2021 76 min

This episode I wrap up season 2 by chatting with my dad Joe about 37 years of coaching football, 50+ years of basketball officiating, and nearly 70 years of life in the Upper Peninsula.

https://upshf.com/inductees/31-inductee-class-of-2007.html#bio8
http://hof.mhsfca.com/bios/reddinger-joe/

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This episode I chat with a group from Connect Marquette as part of their Lunch with Leaders series. I talk about creating Y is for Yooper: A Yooper ABC Book, this podcast, and much more!

https://connectmarquette.org/
https://www.amazon.com/Y-Yooper-ABC-Book/dp/0692470646

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March 25, 2021 70 min

This episode I chat with full time Mackinac Island resident Bailey Janette about all things island life, and what it's really like to call Mackinac home.

https://www.tiktok.com/@baileyyjanette?lang=en
https://www.patreon.com/baileyyjanette
https://www.etsy.com/listing/956448106/handmade-by-baileyyjanette

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March 11, 2021 45 min

This episode I chat with Dr. Steve Short about his journey from Kingsford to becoming the VP of Sports Medicine for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.

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February 25, 2021 57 min

This episode I chat with the co-founder of Fellow Flowers, Mel Charbonneau. She takes me through her journey of creating a movement over 30,000 females strong, spinning out of your rut, and much more!

https://fellowflowers.com/
http://www.melcharbonneau.com/

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February 11, 2021 40 min

This episode I chat with the owner of Dead Miners, Mr. Benjamin Mitchell. We discuss life in the Keweenaw, how he makes his beautiful handmade goods, and much more!

https://getrichordiemining.com/
https://www.instagram.com/deadminers

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January 28, 2021 42 min

This episode I chat with photographer Meg Loeks. We discuss her journey to the U.P., the world of photography, and how she's amassed over 286,000 followers on Instagram.

http://www.megloeks.com/
https://www.instagram.com/meg_nlo

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January 14, 2021 60 min

This episode I chat with U.P. Poet Laureate finalist M. Bartley Seigel about his journey to the U.P., the poet laureate competition, and much more!

https://www.facebook.com/UPpoetlaureate/

https://www.mtu.edu/humanities/department/faculty-staff/faculty/mb-seigel/

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December 31, 2020 46 min

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This episode I wrap up 2020 by answering listener questions, with my wife Patricia as a special cohost.

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December 17, 2020 77 min

This episode I chat with my friend of nearly 30 years Mr. John Garrett. We discuss his epic journey from the Upper Peninsula to building his own brewery in South Korea, Nomadic Brewing Company.

https://www.instagram.com/nomadicbrewingco/

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December 3, 2020 48 min

This episode I chat with Nancy Cheney from Contrast Coffee. We brew up a conversation about this small business, the community in the Upper Peninsula, and much more!

https://contrastcoffee.com/

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November 12, 2020 28 min

It's that magical time of year, so it's time for some hunting stories!

Vote for Orion Hunting Products as the coolest thing made in Michigan:
https://coolestthing.mimfg.org/

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October 29, 2020 62 min

This episode I chat with the president of Orion Hunting Products, Mr. Beau Anderson. We talk about hunting, turning an idea into a U.P.-based business, and he shares one of the funniest buck stories I've ever heard.

https://huntorion.com/

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October 15, 2020 51 min

This episode I chat with the man behind the popular news blog Word on the Street, Mr. Brian Cabell.

https://wotsmqt.com/

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October 1, 2020 35 min

This episode I chat with local author T. Marie Bertineau about her new memoir The Mason House, and bunch of other great stuff!

https://lanternfishpress.com/shop/the-mason-house

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September 17, 2020 27 min

This episode I chat with Emily Geiger about the science of beer and her awesome company Craft Cultures located in the Keweenaw.

https://www.craftcultures.com/

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This episode I chat with sisters Mandy Swanson & Michelle Walters about their women's clothing line Lumi Apparel.

https://lumiupnorth.com/

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August 20, 2020 56 min

This episode I chat with filmmaker RJ Parrish about pursuing your passions, working with Lucid Coast & Campfire CoWorks, and much more!

https://rjparrishfilms.myportfolio.com/

https://lucidcoast.com/

https://lucidcoast.com/campfire-coworks/

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August 6, 2020 41 min

This episode I chat with Victoria Leonhardt about working in the non-profit world, being involved in the community, and much more!

https://www.glcyd.org/

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July 2, 2020 59 min

This episode I chat with graphic designer and Dickinson County native Jacob Rosenberg. We discuss working on logos for a Nascar, doing gig posters for bands like Greta Van Fleet, and lots of other cool stuff!

http://www.jacobrosenburg.com/

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