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Episode 99 BONUS - Fiona‘s Guardians from Dan Klefstad

On Episode 99 John talked with author and NPR morning host, Dan Klefstad. Dan's latest book, Fiona's Guardians, was adapted by Artists' Ensemble Theater for their podcast Mysterious Journey. On this episode 99 bonus edition, we play a teaser for the podcast adaptation of Fiona's Guardians. The full podcast just dropped so if you like what you hear, check out Mysterious Journey on your podcast player of choice. 

 

Check out Dan on social media - @danklefstad on Twitter and Instagram plus his website danklefstad.com

 

Please check out our sponsors for episode 99:

Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

Union Hall with Star Arcade in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Bruce and Ollie's in Utica, IL - https://www.bruceandollies.com/

 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 99 - Dan Klefstad #1

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. This week we welcome author and NPR morning host Dan Klefstad to the show. Unfortunately some skype issues knocked Clayton out of the talk, but John and Dan had a good time discussing Dan’s most recent book, Fiona’s Guardians. Dan also talks about his time with WNIJ and gives us some behind the scenes insight on the radio newsroom. Be sure to check out the podcast adaptation of Dan’s book, which will be coming out on October 12th from the Artists' Ensemble Theater. 

Check out Dan on social media - @danklefstad on Twitter and Instagram plus his website danklefstad.com

 

Please check out our sponsors for episode 99:

Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

Union Hall with Star Arcade in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Bruce and Ollie's in Utica, IL - https://www.bruceandollies.com/

 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 98 - Clyde Tombaugh, Sports Betting, and Who You Crappin‘

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. This week we dive into some history with a local Streator legend, Clyde Tombaugh. We also discuss sports betting in Illinois, plus an old sports radio throwback segment. We finish up with our usual pod and miscellaneous talk. Thank you for listening!  

 

Please check out our sponsors for episode 98:

Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

Union Hall with Star Arcade in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Bruce and Ollie's in Utica, IL - https://www.bruceandollies.com/

 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 97 - It‘s Been a Minute

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. We have returned from the podcast doldrums! This week we revisit topics from our last episode including the 2020 derecho, Covid schooling, the Burgoo, and dog fines. We also touch on some new stuff including an update on the Starved Rock State Park & Matthiessen State Park land annexation. As usual, we talk a little pod, and share some thoughts on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. 

 

Please check out our sponsors for episode 97:

Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa in Peru, IL - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

Union Hall in LaSalle, IL - Check out @unionhall01 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," and "Five Card Shuffle," by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 96 - Corona Schooling, Derecho Blast, & an Ep8 Throwback

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. This week we talk about anxiety with Covid-era schooling, some bad news for the Burgoo, hefty dog fines, the Peru Mall, and the destructive derecho the whipped through the Starved Rock area. Also, be sure to keep listening after the show. Just for the heck of it, we tacked on a throwback episode from 2010.  

Please check out our sponsors for episode 96:

Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

Stacy Mayers Designs - https://www.facebook.com/stacymayersdesigns/

We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," "Five Card Shuffle," and "Down Home Rockin" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 95 - Jim Bottomley, Starved Rock lore, and Some Gut Punch Power Bills

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast. On episode 95 of the IV Podcast, John and Clayton dive into some local news: Ottawa I&M Canal, Peru utility bills, Streator’s downtown, and the LaSalle County Historical Society. We also mix in some history, current events, and pod talk throughout.  

Please check out our sponsors for episode 95:

Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

Stacy Mayers Designs - https://www.facebook.com/stacymayersdesigns/

We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 94 - Hancock PowerFit: Matt Hancock #1

Welcome to the Illinois Valley Podcast! We ditched the "Alternative" and are ready to go mainstream! On today's show, we spend the first half talking with Matt Hancock from Hancock PowerFit. Matt is truly inspirational and doesn't hold back with his story of finding and eventually teaching DDPYoga. Be sure to check out the link below to find Matt's website. After talking to Matt, we dive into our usual pod talk with a little local news mixed in. 

Please check out our sponsor for episode 94: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa - https://www.facebook.com/mrsparkleautospa/

 

Matt's website - Hancock PowerFit DDPY: https://hancockpowerfitddpy.com/

 

We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon 

www.ivpod.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 93 - LaSalle County Historical Society: Amanda and Davey Carter #1

On this episode of the IV Podcast, we sit down with Amanda and Davey Carter to discuss the LaSalle County Historical Society and the wonderful things they do. There is so much interesting history in our area, and we do our best to cover as much as we can. We talk Burgoo, Wild Bill Hickok, LaSalle Mission Cemetery, Indian Creek Massacre, Chief Shabbona, Mattheissen, Ottawa Tent Colony, Harness Horse Racing, and Amos Ebersol. There were a few more stories mixed in there too! Check it out and don’t forget to visit the LaSalle County Historical Society website to sign up for membership. It’s a valuable part of the Illinois Valley and greater Starved Rock area, and a membership will go a long way in helping to preserve our area’s history. Oh, and sorry for the barking dog during the first minutes of the show. Hang in there and it will end by the 7:00 minute mark.

LaSalle County Historical Society website: https://www.lasallecountyhistoricalsociety.org/

We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon 

www.ivpod.com

www.patreon.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 92 - Johnny Derango - Film Maker Extraordinaire #3

Long time friend of the show, Johnny Derango, has returned to the IVpodcast! Johnny is an Illinois Valley native and works in Hollywood as a film producer and director of photography. We talk about his career in film, what he has been up to lately, and of course - what podcasts he has been listening too. Check out his IMDB and keep an eye out for his upcoming film, Fatman with Mel Gibson.  

We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon 

www.ivpod.com

www.patreon.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 91 - Covid-19 Lockdown Number 2

Welcome to the second lockdown edition of the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast (hopefully our last). This week we talk coronavirus, the IVCC computer hack, Paw Paw Jeopardy, outdoor cooking, cannabis, Rita Crundwell, and our usual random nonsense. 

We would appreciate your support on Patreon. Find us on our Patreon page here: IV Podcast Patreon 

www.ivpod.com

www.patreon.com

Music from the Show:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Vicious," "Secrets of the Schoolyard," and "Five Card Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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