Super Local 12: Meg Moffroid, springtime, and what Vermont might look like after marijuana is legal

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring in Vermont than an extended interview with Meg Moffroid, co-founder of Broadleaf Landscape Architecture, talking about the steady march of green in the Green Mountains, about the upcoming legalisation of marijuana in Vermont on July 1, and about the influence of Frederick Law Olmsted. Links in the episode include:

Broadleaf Landscape Architecture

WMRW radio (Warren, Vermont)

East Warren Community Market

The Rolling Stone Guide to Legal Pot: Vermont

Worthy Burger

Frederick Law Olmsted

Got a suggestion?  A comment?  A rumor?  Send it to superlocalvt@gmail.com

Super Local 11: John Kidder, Randolph happenings and how to make $50k after two years at Vermont Tech

With guest John Kidder, a Randolph local and professor of lots of cool stuff at Vermont Tech. The interview covers the latest moves toward a sustainable economy in Randolph, the challenges of driving over Roxbury gap in mudseason, RASTA's trail growth, and what happens after you hit a burro in the desert outside of Las Vegas.

Got a suggestion? Send it to superlocalVT@gmail.com,

Local links in this episode include:

Vermont Technical College

RASTA (Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance)

Bent Hill Brewery (Braintree, Vermont)

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar.

Super Local 10: Spring peepers, golf culture, and learning to love skiing

Left at the altar by a flaky special guest (ahem, Sheldon), Chicky and Drew battle back with an inspired discussion about Boston sports, golf and ski culture, and the importance of just playing whatever game (or sport) is right in front of you.

Got a suggestion?  Send it to superlocalVT@gmail.com,

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar.

 

 

Super Local 9: Tommy T and the Tsunamibots

With guest Tommy T of the Tsunamibots, Vermont's legendary robotic surf punk band.  Talking about the New England surf music scene, the rivalry between the Brand New Luddites and the robots and more.

Got a suggestion?  Send it to superlocalVT@gmail.com,
 

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar.

Super Local 8: Lillian Seibert and What Burlington Sounds Like

With Lillian Seibert, songwriter, musician, photographer and performance artist. Recorded live at the Bridge Street podcast studios in Waitsfield, Vermont.  In this episode, the team talks about Band of the Land's new album, the modern revival of vinyl records, an extended conversation about Judd Strunk, whether or not Facebook is toast, and a 1988 round of "Who are they and why should I care?"  Got a suggestion?  Send it to superlocalVT@gmail.com,

Guest Lillian Seibert
Band of the Land (South Lincoln, VT)
Gold Wing Photography (Burlington)
Jarv the Rapper (Windsor, VT)

Jud Strunk
Jud Strunk Bio
Jud Strunk on Johnny Carson
Jud Strunk vinyl album, "A semi-reformed tequila crazed gypsy looks back"

Vermont businesses mentioned
Buch Spieler Records (Montpelier, vinyl)
Exile on Main Street (Barre, vinyl records)

Musicians referenced
John Lennon, “Hold On” / aka, the Cookie Song (1:08)
Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Midnight Radio
Brian Ferry, Boys & Girls
Jeff Bridges Sleep Tapes
Masta Ace
 

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar.

Super Local 7: Mark Staples and How to Make a Half Gallon of Maple Syrup in 20 Easy Steps

With Mark Staples, maple syrup farmer, emerging sugaring expert and one-time author from Peru, Vermont. Recorded live at the Bridge Street podcast studios in Waitsfield, Vermont.  In this episode, the team talks about the parenting challenges of Fortnite vs. Bottle Flipping, AL East predictions, the trail of the Smirnoff Airport Mini Vodka Vixen mystery, and a vastly almost entertaining game of Vermont trivia: "Beer, Band or Trout Fly."

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar.

Super Local 6: Alex Bunten & Jackjumping

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar. Recorded live at the Bridge Street podcast studios in Waitsfield, Vermont, with guest Alex Bunten ... the team talks about Vermont's weirdest and most awesome homegrown sport, rates the best egg sandwiches in the Mad River Valley, and answers some 1967/1972/1981 trivia.  And yes, there's an Evel Knievel appearance.

Super Local 5: Josh Schwartz & Beer Tourism

THANKS to our sponsors ... this episode brought to you by The Sweet Spot, the Mad River Valley’s ONLY riverside coffeeshop and bakery, built on a foundation of locally sourced dairy and eggs, organic flour and organic sugar. They’re also the proud brewer of Awake Coffee, a small batch, locally hand-roasted Vermont brew.  Recorded LIVE at the Bridge Street Podcast studios, a visit with beer expert Josh Schwartz, talking about the impact of local beer on local economies, about Noah's Fizzy Lemonade, about upcoming concerts in Vermont, and a few local libation taste tests. 

Super Local 3: Vermont goes to the Olympics (Part 1)

Recorded live at the Bridge Street Podcast Studio in Waitsfield, Vermont.  Sk racing commentator Doug Lewis talks about his experiences at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyonchang, about his experience as a bronze medalist during the 1985 World Championships in Bormio, and about his hopes for a snowy Vermont spring ... meanwhile Chicky & Drew test their 1985 knowledge of music and sports.

Super Local 2: The Kid in the Band

Recorded live at the Bridge Street Podcast Studio in Waitsfield, Vermont.  Old business ... standing in line for beer ... UVM basketball and band insider Emeric R. dishes on March Madness ... pep band memories and Chuck's Beer Fridge.

Super Local 1: "Working out the Kinks"

Recorded live at the Bridge Street Podcast Studio in Waitsfield, Vermont.  Definitely working out the technical kinks, but a super-decent start.  Meat Night vs. Super Local naming contest / The most Vermonty Thing seen last week / First-ever, first-annual "Best Vermont Beer (of the last 48 hours)" rankings / Lots of references to Chuck's Beer Fridge.