Wisconsin Podcasts


Listen to some awesome podcasts including tips and advice when living in or visiting Wisconsin.

Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 140: Sports on the horizon, college football win totals, and netflix recs On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast we have a mixed bags of sports topics. In the beginning we talk the a little NFL draft, the news of sports having an actual date to come back, and some college basketball transfer news. Bucky's 5th Quarter
EPISODE 77-SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY WITH JUSTIN POUBLON Spring is officially here and that means the snow turns to rain. And at times, those April showers turn in severe weather. Do you now what you would do if severe weather happens and you’re out on a hike or floating down a river? Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's
Just A Little More Time This week, as Wisconsin's election grew ever nearer and the new coronavirus continued to spread in the state, the news seemed to get crazier and more hectic. WPR Politics
Bonus Episode: Staying fit and positive while social distancing In this bonus episode, we forget about politics for a bit and talk to Lisa Feran, a personal trainer and small business owner who has gotten creative, using Facebook to connect with her clients, about how to stay healthy and positive while social distancing. Wedge Issues
Ep.103: How Do Canceled Spring Practices Effect Fall Sports? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The BadgerBlitz
COVID-19 sickens Wisconsin democracy Remaining safer at home, the panel discuss COVID-19 and Citizen Action's call for free treatment and other critical health care emergency actions needed to contain the pandemic. We dig into dysfunctional political situation in Wisconsin that is careening into a dangerous and anti-democratic election on April 7th. Battleground Wisconsin
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 139: Team 2020 Campaign & Football Talk with Jack and Bobby Dunn On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt discuss some football in the front half of the show, and then are joined by Jack and Bobby Dunn to discuss their incredible effort to help provide meals to Dane County and surrounding areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bucky's 5th Quarter
Power On, Dr. Evermor: Wisconsin's Forevertron Sculptor Evermor turned bits of metal and other salvaged parts into fantastic sculptures. People can find his truly one-of-a-kind works of art behind Delaney’s Surplus near Baraboo. Starting in 1983, he created a whole world of mechanical creatures, insects, birds, and other contraptions. Wisconsin Life
Michael Perry's Dispatches From The Little Writing Room Above The Garage In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we're all being urged to stay "safer at home." So, Wisconsin author Michael Perry is trying to “hunker down” the best he can right now, just like the rest of us. And recently, he’s been taking a little time most days to read from one of his books. Wisconsin Life
The Camp: March 31, 2020 On this week's episode of The Camp, Zach Heilprin is joined by Evan Flood from 247Sports and new Wisconsin wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted. Evan Flood interview - 1:48-19:34 Alvis Whitted interview - 19:46-40:10. The Camp
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 138: Wisconsin Basketball Awards, Fan Favorite Discussion, and $15 Discussion On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt go through the end of season basketball awards for the 2019-2020 season. In it they discuss their Most Improved, their Team MVP, and the Game of the Year. After that the discussion shifts to the Fan Favorite Bracket which is now into the round of 32. Bucky's 5th Quarter
Wisconsin 101: Pasties Imagine this: It’s early morning in a small Wisconsin town about a century ago. The sun hasn’t risen, but parents bustle around the kitchen. They’re making pasties. One’s for dad, who’s preparing for a day in the mines. Some are for the children, who are about to head to their one-room schoolhouse. Wisconsin Life
EPISODE 76-ACTIVITY IDEAS FOR KIDS I try to look for the best in every situation, I think that’s important for all of us to try to do right now. I think this is an opportunity for you to reconnect with your kids. I'll give you some simple ideas to get your kids outdoors this spring. Teach, learn and play with them as you head out to be one of Wisconsin’s Outdoor Explorers. Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's
Unprecedented Times The spread of the new coronavirus continues to push us forward into new territory; we're truly living in unprecedented times - In Wisconsin, that has meant figuring out what a sweeping "stay-at-home" order from the governor's administration means for residents, while also keeping up with a whole bunch of back and forth about how to conduct the... WPR Politics
Not Dying 4 Wall Street We discuss the latest COVID-19 pandemic news, including this week's Congressional action. Is the $2 trillion relief package the biggest corporate giveaway in American history, or vital help for working Americans and small businesses in a time of dire need? Battleground Wisconsin
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 137: How Will the loss of Spring Football impact the Badgers? + Interview with 2021 QB Commit Deacon P'ea Hill On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt discuss the impact of Wisconsin Football losing out on Spring practice. In their discussion they talk about the overall change to college football, how the Badgers may have an advantage, and what position they are concerned with now that two weeks of practice has been taken away. Bucky's 5th Quarter
Once Upon A Time… In Waunakee: Actor Mike Moh On His Dream Role Mike Moh runs Moh's Martial Arts school in Waunakee, Wisconsin and he has a budding acting career, as well. He landed the role of Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s award-winning "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" alongside actor Brad Pitt. He recently talked with "BETA's" Doug Gordon about filming his big scene and the joy. Wisconsin Life
Living In Isolation During a Pandemic Life in the era of COVID-19 is really weird right now. It’s tough. Sometimes it’s hilarious, sometimes it’s really scary. People have lost their jobs. Others are working from home. And then there are the fine folks still heading to work every day…going to hospitals, grocery stores, factories and restaurants. Wisconsin Life
Ep.102: Brevin Pritzl Recaps a Whirlwind Wisconsin Basketball Season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The BadgerBlitz
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 136: Report Card for the 2020 Wisconsin Basketball Season On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt hand out their grades for each member of the 2020 season. In their discussion they talk about the high's and low's for each players, and touch on their excitement for some players as they return next Fall. Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Camp: March 23, 2020 On this episode of The Camp, Zach Heilprin talks about the positions impacted most by there being no spring practice, is joined by former Wisconsin linebacker Chris Orr and we hear former Badgers Matt Bernstein and Jeff Mack tell their best fall camp stories. The Camp
EPISODE 75-SPRING HIKING TIPS As most of us living in Wisconsin know, the spring season can be finicky. One day it’s 50 degrees and you’re ready to break out the shorts for the year and then the next day it’s back down to 20 degrees and you’re shoveling 6 inches of snow. These swings in the weather are pretty much normal for Wisconsin and we learn to live with them. Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's
Like 10,000 Stories The spread of the new coronavirus has seemingly upended nearly everything globally, nationally and here in Wisconsin, and there are so many parts of the story to cover. WPR Politics
It's Maple Syrup Time In The Midwest Dan and Liz Stattelman-Scanlan of Madison, Wisconsin and their family have 175 sugar maples just across the state line in the Upper Penisula of Michigan. About fifteen years ago, Dan’s father, Ed Scanlan of Neenah, Wisconsin, began tapping the trees. Wisconsin Life
Wisconsin Republicans oppose COVID-19 relief Practicing social distancing, our panel joins us this week from separate locations. We discuss the rapidly evolving Covid-19 virus pandemic and the political response. We call out Sen. Ron Johnson and 4 Wisconsin Republicans Congressmen for voting against the bipartison coronavirus recovery bill over their opposition to paid sick days for workers. Battleground Wisconsin
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 135: Mailbag Questions to Combat Your Boredom On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt take some mailbag questions to help cure your boredom. In it they talk quarantine life and how to survive these next few days without our beloved March Madness. Bucky's 5th Quarter
How is Wisconsin responding to the coronavirus outbreak? Cap Times state government reporter Briana Reilly and opinion editor Jessie Opoien have been keeping an eye on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. They talk this week about what's known so far, and what they're watching for in the days to come. Wedge Issues
Woodpile Envy And The Never-Ending Task Of Staying Warm For those of you who use a wood burning stove to heat your home during the winter, you understand the never-ending task of keeping wood burning and your pile stacked. Chris Hardie writes about the feelings he has about other people’s woodpiles during these cold months. Wisconsin Life
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 134: Whirlwind of a week + Interview with 2021 Wisconsin Football Commit Jake Chaney On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast we discuss all the happenings from this last week. In the discussion Tyler and Matt talk about the impact of the 2020 season, the unfortunate abrupt end, and the outlook for both the Spring and the 2021 college basketball season. Bucky's 5th Quarter
Ep. 101: LB Jake Chaney Couldn't Pass Up Wisconsin Opportunity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The BadgerBlitz
EPISODE 74-IT'S MAPLE SYRUP SEASON Today I'm talking with Theresa Baroun, the executive direction of the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association and we go over the overall impact the Maple Syrup industry has on Wisconsin, the process of making this sweet treat and how you can get started in making your own maple syrup from trees right in your backyard. Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's
Wisconsin Government In The Age Of The New Coronavirus Wisconsin state government is taking a number of steps as COVID-19 spreads in Wisconsin. From understanding the details of the governor's declared public health emergency this week to delving into the emergency actions by the state elections agency ahead of April 7's presidential primary in Wisconsin, the WPR Politics Podcast has you covered. WPR Politics
COVID-19 Pandemic Our panel discuses of the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency by Governor Evers, cancelled in person classes at many universities, and resulted in the suspension of the NBA season. Battleground Wisconsin
Cloud Eating: The Power Of Homemade Tortillas Many of us have strong memories tied to making food with our families. Writer Araceli Esparza shares a poem about the bonds that are nurtured while making fresh, fluffy tortillas from scratch. == Cloud Eating She gets the flour, She gets the flour and the salt, She gets the flour, the salt, and the water. Wisconsin Life
Ep.100: If There's A NCAA Tournament, What Seed Could Wisconsin Get? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The BadgerBlitz
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 133: Big Ten Tournament Preview and Predictions On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt cover all things Big Ten tournament. To start they talk about who they would rather see between Rutgers / Michigan and how they match up in each possible contest. Bucky's 5th Quarter
Not So Mysterious: Past And Present Masonic Temples Build Community There are several Masonic Lodges of Freemasons in the Northwoods, but the network has always had an air of mystery. But what is the role of a Masonic temple in a community? WXPR's Mackenzie Martin headed to the Rhinelander Masonic Temple and the former Wausau Masonic Temple to find out. Wisconsin Life
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 132: Indiana Recap, BIG TEN CHAMPS, and Spring football has sprung… kinda. On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt discuss the Badgers final regular season win over the Indiana Hooisers. After that, the topic obviously shifts to the Badgers taking a claim of the Big Ten Title and how impressive this final run has been. Bucky's 5th Quarter
EPISODE 73-HIKING HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK Hartman Creek State Park offers a great representation of what make Wisconsin great. It’s forests and lakes make you feel like you could be anywhere in Wisconsin. On this podcast, I talk about some of the things you'll see and can do at Hartman Creek and whether it's the right place for you to plan your next outing. Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's
Welcome Back To The News This is a Wisconsin politics show, but if you look at the news over the past couple of weeks, there are a bunch of big national and international stories capturing everyone's attention - the rapidly evolving Democratic presidential primary race, COVID-19, and the effect the virus is having on the U.S. WPR Politics
David Plouffe and A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump What will it will take for Democrats to defeat Donald Trump in November? It's up to individual Democrats, argues former Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. Plouffe joins Jessie this week to discuss "A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump," which he'll talk more about at the Madison Central Library at 7 p.m. Wedge Issues
Ep.99: Ben Brust Is Just As Shocked About Wisconsin Hoops As You Are Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The BadgerBlitz
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 131: Players Were Most Excited to See in Spring Practice + Northwestern Recap On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt recap the Badgers Senior Day win over Northwestern…. oh, and the fact that the Badgers are currently sitting atop the Big Ten standings. After that they preview the Indiana contest as the Badgers look to clinch a share of the Big Ten Title. Bucky's 5th Quarter
Super Tuesday Political Earthquake? The panel diggs into the repercussions of the Super Tuesday primaries, and the dramatic thinning of the Democratic primary field down to two major candidates. What are the implications? Battleground Wisconsin
Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Brings Together Friends, Volunteers It’s been a warm and wet winter in northeast Wisconsin. Bill and Kay Nelson live on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor. In February, the Door County couple said there was enough ice to get on the lake with snowshoes. Perhaps Kangaroo Lake could have hosted this year’s Door County Pond Hockey Tournament if it was. Wisconsin Life
Bucky's 5th Podcast, ep. 130: Minnesota Recap, Big Seeding Changes, and Football Coaching Staff Overview. On today's episode of Bucky's 5th Podcast Tyler and Matt talk a ton of basketball and football to keep you balance as March Madness and spring football creep closer. In the front half the duo recap the Badgers big win against Minnesota and then take a look at how the Badgers now sit in terms of the NCAA tournament. Bucky's 5th Quarter
What Was Milwaukee's First Hip-Hop Song? 'Backspin' Podcast Digs Into History If you’re a big music history nerd, you know there’s a ton of information out there about hip-hop’s roots in New York City. But what about hip-hop in Wisconsin? Our friends at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee decided to dive into this story by asking, “What was Milwaukee’s first hip-hop song?” Through the podcast, “Backspin, ” hosts Justin. Wisconsin Life
EPISODE 72-BE IN THE MOMENT I’ve been guilty of not being in the moment and just going to an event or hiking a trail without really stopping to take it in. I think that the whole reason we seek to get outdoors is to get away from our busy lives. But if we don’t take the time to be in the moment, aren’t we missing the whole point of being outdoors? Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's
News Déjà Vu Polls, polls, polls, vetoes and vetoes. Sometimes it feels like the news repeats itself, but the podcast crew is here to help you sort it all out. WPR Politics
Who's leading the Dem field in Wisconsin? In the last week, the UW Elections Research Center with Wisconsin State Journal and the Marquette University Law School released polls with insights on the state of the presidential race in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal political reporter Riley Vetterkind joins Jessie to break down the results. Wedge Issues