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The Volume One Podcast

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Straight out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin comes a fun (if not funny!), informal, and upbeat monthly audio and video podcast featuring key local topics, engaging and insightful guests, and the diverse voices of local writers, talkers, and pontificators. It's like spending quality time listening to your (sometimes) smart and funny neighbors talk about the Chippewa Valley! And, check out more content every day at VolumeOne.org.

Straight out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin comes a fun (if not funny!), informal, and upbeat monthly audio and video podcast featuring key local topics, engaging and insightful guests, and the diverse voices of local writers, talkers, and pontificators. It's like spending quality time listening to your (sometimes) smart and funny neighbors talk about the Chippewa Valley! And, check out more content every day at VolumeOne.org.

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Straight out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin comes a fun (if not funny!), informal, and upbeat monthly audio and video podcast featuring key local topics, engaging and insightful guests, and the diverse voices of local writers, talkers, and pontificators. It's like spending quality time listening to your (sometimes) smart and funny neighbors talk about the Chippewa Valley! And, check out more content every day at VolumeOne.org.

Twitter:

@volumeone

Language:

English


Episodes

A Burger Lover’s Paradise. Guest: Nickolas Butler

5/14/2021
Folks, fire up the grill because we’re back with an extra beefy Season Finale of the Volume One Podcast! This time, we’re joined by panelists Sheng Elizabeth Lor and Jordan Duroe to discuss the latest slew of burger joints coming to the Chippewa Valley (as if there weren’t enough already?). Then we dive in on new murals, dinosaur sculptures, and the big renovations planned for the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Later on in the show, we got a real get in the form of best-selling...

Duration:00:54:52

Ep. 8: Hop Aboard the Chippewa Valley Choo Choo. Guest: Sarah Larsen

4/19/2021
You know the saying: April showers bring May… events? Well, that’s definitely the case, as the Chippewa Valley opens things back up after a year of COVID quarantines, and that’s the topic of conversation in episode 8 of the Volume One Podcast. Panelists Christina Wolff and Eric Rasmussen join us on the pod to chat about choo choos (or snazzy new Amtrack trains, for us adults here in the room) slated to hit the Chippewa Valley, a local amateur historian preserving history from the passenger...

Duration:00:52:39

Ep 7: Who You Gonna Call? Ghost Kitchens. Guest: Benny Anderson

3/12/2021
Happy Fool’s Spring, y’all! We’re back with episode 7 of the Volume One Podcast, and it’s such a good one. Comedians Hannah Kabelitz and Cullen Ryan join us on the panel to tackle the latest and greatest in the Valley. We’re already winded thinking about Eau Claire’s new rooftop bar, there’s a new local Tesla ride share service (for that undeniable feeling of superiority), and we look at the culinary trend of ghost kitchens popping up around town. OoOoOo, don’t be scared! Later, we’re joined...

Duration:00:53:58

Ep 6: A Chippewa Valley Turf War + Best Of Breakdown

2/15/2021
Cold enough for ya? We’re beaming to you live from the frozen Chippewa Valley to bring you Episode 6 of the Volume One Podcast. This time, the V1 Editorial Brain Trust converges for the whole dang episode! Editors Rebecca Mennecke and Tom Giffey are in the building to talk about a divisive, head-scratching flip of Eau Claire’s legendary “Turf House” that lit up comment sections this past week. The story combines everything our readers love: Unique places, history, real estate, gossip,...

Duration:00:51:21

Ep 5: Clairemont: Fury Road + Ode To Pagoda. Guest: Dennis Beale, mentor to minority youth

1/15/2021
New year, new pod! Folks, we’re back with episode 5 of the Volume One Podcast, and it’s a real doozy. Panelists Jo Ellen Burke and Mike Paulus are in the building to cover an unforeseen (and strangely anonymous) update on the future of the pagoda from Jimmy Woo’s Restaurant. We talk roundabouts, therapy ponies, snow demons, and take a deep dive into a notorious local Facebook group called “You Know You’re From Eau Claire When…” Later on, we’re joined by the one and only Dennis Beale to talk...

Duration:00:56:46

Ep 4: 2020 - Kinda Trash / Trash / Super Trash? Guest: Soren Staff of Them Coulee Boys

12/17/2020
It’s our last pod of the year, and we’re feeling reflective, y’all. So many national and worldwide trials dominated local life this year, but rest assured we had some pretty bad stuff happen here in the Chippewa Valley too, all to ourselves … Just for us, ya know? Our panelists Sheng Elizabeth Lor and Sarah Jayne Johnson help us dissect all the depressing stuff that happened this year in the Valley, and pinpoint exactly how trash was 2020? Later on we’re talkin’ tunes and pitching some new...

Duration:00:54:42

Ep 3: Shake-a-Day Shakedown + Does Altoona Hate America? Guest: Blue Ox Running’s Adam Condit

11/24/2020
Happy Parking Ticket Season November, y’all! Episode 3 of The Volume One Podcast is LIVE. This time, we’re joined by panelists Bonni Knight and Matt Hasenmueller to dissect some chilling developments in the Chippewa Valley. Big T’s Saloon got busted by undercover agents for their shake-of-the-day bar dice game, but how will it shake out? Can Wisconsin’s culture go unscathed? Plus, we get to the bottom – or the top, I suppose – of the astronomically massive American flag hoisted in Altoona....

Duration:00:52:07

Ep 2: Houdini's Nephew, Covid Igloos, & Treasure Hunting. Guest: WEAU's Judy Clark.

10/15/2020
The podcast so nice we did it twice – Episode 2 of the Volume One Podcast is here! To kick off the episode, Cullen Ryan and Amber Dernbach join us on the panel to get to the bottom of some hot topics in the Chippewa Valley. Can Houdini’s nephew escape from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department? Is a local $1,000 treasure hunt the government’s next stimulus package? Who are the bad boys of the Blugold Marching Band? Later we’re joined by the LEGENDARY Judy Clark to talk about her 30 years...

Duration:00:53:41

Ep 1: Kwik Trips, Axe Throwing, and Stealing a Couch. Guest: Jason Jon Anderson.

9/18/2020
Wow, we really did it, y'all. Straight out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, it's EPISODE 1 of the VOLUME ONE PODCAST! For our maiden voyage, panelists Sarah Jayne Johnson and Mike Paulus talk turkey about all things Chippewa Valley. Does the new Kwik Trip on Water Street pave the way for some weirder non-conforming Kwik Trips? Are all these new axe-throwing places getting us ready for the apocalypse? Should there be a lighthouse at the Confluence? Later, we play "Who Wants To Live In Altoona?" and...

Duration:00:47:08

The Volume One Podcast Trailer

9/3/2020
Host Eric Christenson gives a rundown of what to expect out of the new Volume One Podcast, and marvels at the originality of even just the name! It all starts September 18, 2020 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Duration:00:01:40