Episode 195 – Spring preview

Spring showed up all of a sudden, so there is more than enough to do. The black bears will start to emerge, grouse season will be peaking and of course, spring steelhead will be hot. For those who don’t live here, it’s these shoulder months that make this place absolutely irresistible. No one is going…

Episode 194 – Alaska Bison

In this episode I talk to fellow product of Prince of Wales, Melissa Castle, who took a bison last month in interior Alaska. We talk about her upbringing in Craig, the best parts of living in Anchorage and the details of her hunt.

Episode 193 – Fairbanks ice fishing recap

Harrison and I finally got around to the ice fishing recap from my trip up there two weeks ago. We talk navigating rivers, choosing spots and the messy break up. We also talk about the keys to raising kids in such a cold, harsh environment.

Episode 192 – You know you’re from Alaska when…

Ordered some new podcasting stuff and of course, it “may be lost” according to Amazon. So in this episode I talk about the mail, old school mail, and other Alaskan podcasts specifically Alaska Wild Project and Otis & Navales Pods.

Episode 191 – Pre-release details

Telling the Alaska story is a multi-million dollar industry, but often it’s produced by people who don’t live here year long. I love Alaska shows, books, and hunting trips filmed by people who live in the Lower 48, but there is a lot that’s missed. That’s why I started this podcast in 2017 and why…

Spring caribou 2021

Certain elements of hunting and angling can become cliché. But some, no matter how often they are written about, filmed, or even simply mentioned, never tire.Alaskan caribou is one. The northern herds on the North Slope require a much more complicated logistical program, but for those with the coin for a fly in, or the…

Episode 189 – Caribou recap

Harrison Gottschling and I recap the caribou hunt from his place in Fairbanks. We talk about the Fortymile Herd, caribou hunting and living in Fairbanks.

Column: Fear of the single star

I was reading through the posts in an author’s forum and an author asked how to delete negative comments on an Amazon review. The answer, of course, was that it was impossible. Another asked whether or not she should respond to a critic with an explanation as to why her protagonist did, in fact, make…

Episode 188 – Book release info and caribou preview

I am aiming for a mid-April release for my book A Miserable Paradise. In this episode I talk about how important it is to consider audience and purpose (as well as making sense) when creating content. I also talk about what I found in author forums regarding negative comments, getting people to give honest feedback,…

Episode 187 – A Miserable Paradise

Putting the finishing touches on my book A Miserable Paradise: Life in Southeast Alaska which will be released next month. In this solo episode I talk about the editing process, an outline of the book itself and pondering the stupidest way someone could read something. Also check out the winter issue of The Drake and…