Finding Asheville Podcast

We're back! We took a mini summer vacation, but Finding Asheville is back with a fascinating new episode. While Benny plays at the beach, Emily and guest co-host Janet sit down with our guests for the week. Elizabeth McGuire and Lina Eriksson are a couple living in Sweden. Liz is a writer - formerly of the Mountain Xpress - and expat who now calls Sweden home. 

Listen in as Janet and Emily learn about life in Sweden, and how the social life differs from here in the United States. Gain knowledge about how a socialist country cares for their citizens, and how people overseas view our current presidential race. All of this and much much more on this special edition of Finding Asheville.

Follow Liz here: http://belovelive.com

Follow Lina here: http://lier.se

Read Liz's Asheville based coffee series, called 40 days of Fika here: http://ashevilleblog.com/40-cups-40-cafes-40-days-a-girl-and-her-fika/

 

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On the latest episode of Finding Asheville, our hosts sit down with guest Brian Bullman. Brian is co owner of Carolina Hemp Company, a wholesaler of premium hemp goods. The focus of Carolina Hemp Company is on "building a business that helps bring hemp to the mainstream market. While changing the stereotype and stigma associated with the Leaf."

Listen in as we discuss industrial and commercial hemp. The uses of industrial hemp is endless, and Brian explains the difference between commercial hemp and cannabis. Learn about CBD oil, the difference between hemp and marijuana, and how industrial hemp can positively impact Asheville and all of WNC. 

Visit Carolina Hemp Company: https://carolinahempcompany.com

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!

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This week we spoke to music producer and author Eric "Mixerman" Sarafin. Relocated from California, Eric tells us about the music industry, producing BJ Leiderman's upcoming album, what it was like writing as the mysterious "Mixerman" to satirize life as a producer, and how he adjusted to life in Asheville.

Eric has worked with musicians such as Hilary Duff, Ben Harper, David Cassidy, Lifehouse, Amy Grant, Foreigner, and more. He has written three books: Zen and the Art of Recording, Zen and the Art of Producing, and Zen and the Art of Mixing, published through Hal Leonard books. 

Learn more about Mixerman by visiting his website: http://mixerman.net

 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!

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This week we spoke with Michael "The Asheville Mindreader" Spremulli about his upcoming show at the North Carolina Stage Company, and what it's like being a mindreader.

Growing up with severe eyesight problems, Michael's other senses were heightened, including his gut instincts which leads to some interesting moments on stage. Using a combination of intuition and scientific facts, Michael has the ability to be eerily accurate about a person. He can even "read" people based on their handwriting so naturally we let him do it with us! We hope you enjoy this week's episode and if you don't The Asheville Mindreader will know.

Check out the Asheville Mind Reader: http://ashevillemindreader.com

 

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For over a year, Western North Carolina Advocacy League (WNCAL) has been helping people in need; with anything from repairing a wheelchair ramp to mediating court cases. This week's guest on Finding Asheville is Robin Vabolis, founder of WNCAL. Robin tells us about how this grassroots not-for-profit originated, what the future holds for WNCAL, and what you can do to help the cause. We hope you enjoy this philanthropic episode of Finding Asheville!

 

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A divorced artist leaves California and moves to Asheville. Around the same time, an author and his wife leaves California and moves to Asheville. The difference, besides relationship status, is one is a fictional character and one isn't. N. John Shore, Jr. is the author of the "real time serial novel" Ashes to Asheville which follows the life of a fictional Californian woman whose husband left her Christmas day. She packs up and moves to Asheville and you get to read one chapter of her life every Thursday. John speaks to us about how he views Asheville through his character's eyes, what it is like writing in real time, and why he wants to be a "boy band" of writing. We hope you give a listen to this week's episode of Finding Ashes to Asheville!

Read Ashes To Asheville here: http://www.citizen-times.com/topic/c5cc969f-f654-4db9-9aa3-f578d3402fbe/ashes-to-asheville/

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Poles aren't just for strippers, hoops are made for more than hulas, and "curtain climbing" can be a beautiful form of dance. This week we spoke to Waverly Jones, owner of the training studio Empyrean Arts. Waverly teaches others about these new forms of dance and exercise that are becoming increasingly popular.

She tells us about how she became an instructor, what it's like "wearing booty shorts to work," how aerial arts have helped her self confidence, and how it just might help yours as well. Don't miss this week's high flying episode of Finding Asheville!

Empyrean Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpyreanArtsAsheville/

 

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In our latest local podcast crossover we speak to Blaine Kerr, host of Appalachian Pi. Blaine tells us about how he does things on his show; how it all got started; how it almost ended before it began, and about what the future may hold for all of the WNC area podcasts. Blaine is the creator of the Asheville Society of Podcasters, a local group who converse online and in person about their podcasting and radio projects. Blaine tells us how that came about, and invites all local listeners who enjoys podcasts to join.

Find out more about Appalachian Pi: https://www.facebook.com/AppalachianPi/

Find out more about the Asheville Society of Podcasters: https://www.facebook.com/Asheville-Society-of-Podcasters-188621584831895/

 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!

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When you think of storytelling, you probably picture people sitting around a campfire trading tall tales of action, adventure, horror, or even comedy. That type of entertainment is as old as mankind itself, and continues to this day.

This week we spoke to professional storyteller David Joe Miller. David tell us what it's like to be a storyteller, where he got his start, how he can make a living at it, and what you can do to get started telling tales. We were also lucky enough to have him share one of his stories with us.

Stoke the fire and get the smores ready for this episode of Finding Asheville.

More about David Joe Miller: https://www.facebook.com/David-Joe-Miller-Storyteller-131101940223/?fref=ts

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New in town? From here, but looking for a job or trying to sell something? Or maybe you just want to see over twenty thousand people yell at someone who parks badly. For over two years now West Asheville Exchange, or WAX, has been the Facebook group to find all of that and more. This week we spoke to two of the admins, three if you count Benny. Founder Mikki Fox and longtime admin Kelly Poff tells us about how it all started, what the future may hold, and several stories about "herding cats" in one of the largest social media groups in the area. Buckle in, listen up, and WAX on!

Join WAX: https://www.facebook.com/groups/245020652269214/ 

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