THE CRIPESCAST PODCAST
Episode 52 - Grace Weber
Grammy-winning singer and Wauwatosa native Grace Weber joins the Cripescast this week to talk about her journey in the music industry. She and Charlie discuss the release of her debut album “A Beautiful Space”, her creative process, and the proper way to grill brats.
Episode 51 - Scott Laeser
Scott Laeser, farmer and Water Program Director for Clean Wisconsin, joins Charlie on the Cripescast this week to discuss some of the top water issues facing Wisconsin. They dive deep into many topics surrounding the agriculture industry and offer up some potential solutions for improving Wisconsin’s water.
Episode 50 - Yia Vang
Chef Yia Vang, co-owner of Twin Cities restaurants Union Hmong Kitchen and Vinai, joins Charlie this week on the Cripescast. Yia talks about his love for the Midwest, his family’s journey to America, and how food can help share their story.
Episode 49 - Leanne Morgan
This week, Charlie is joined by stand-up comedian Leanne Morgan. She talks about finding her truth in comedy, the South, family, and getting her start selling jewelry at parties. Leanne and Charlie also compare the way we talk in the North vs. the South.
Episode 48 - Charlie Berens
It’s an off week for the Cripescast but that didn’t stop Charlie from talking. We’ve got updates on all things Cripescast, Manitowoc Minute, Charlie’s stand up tour, and his recent trip to Alaska.
Episode 47 - Preston Cole
Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Preston Cole, joins Charlie on the Cripescast this week. They discuss PFAS in Wisconsin water, transparency, working with the dairy industry, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the Wisconsin outdoors.
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Episode 46 - Myles Montplaisir Returns
Myles Montplaisir aka Myles the You Betcha Guy rejoins Charlie this week as the Cripescast’s first returning guest. The two discuss their work ethic and business goals, the Sopranos, and of course they give an update on their recent bird watching experiences.
Episode 45 - Brad Leone
Brad Leone joins Charlie on the Cripescast and shares his experience of becoming a chef and host of It’s Alive with Brad Leone for Bon Appétit. They discuss Brad’s journey through various jobs, his affinity for rice dishes, and their shared love of fishing. Brad also gives Charlie some tips on archery, fly fishing and the art of grilled PB&Js.
Episode 44 - Jessika Greendeer
Jessika Greendeer, Seedkeeper and Farm Manager of Dream of Wild Earth and U.S. Army Combat veteran, joins Charlie for this week’s episode of the CripesCast. Jessika explains her work with Dream of Wild Earth, her efforts to growing and protecting our seed relatives, and her passion to build a prosperous future for the generations of seed growers to come.
Episode 43 - Dustin Nickerson
Standup comedian and host of “Don’t Make Me Come Back There” podcast, Dustin Nickerson, joins Charlie on the CripesCast this week. The two discuss stand-up, their time on the road together, and the magic of having a mustache.
Episode 42 - Mark Farner
Former lead singer and guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad and Michigander, Mark Farner, joins Charlie on the CripesCast this week. The two discuss Mark’s efforts in Veteran support, their shared love of fishing, and the time Mark met Jimi Hendrix.
Episode 41 - Josh Burstein
This week, the founder of Good Political and Charlie’s longtime friend Josh Burstein joins the CripesCast. The two discuss their similar career paths, their shared interest in politics and entertainment, and reminisce on when Charlie lived in Josh’s closet.
Episode 40 - LeRoy Butler
Former Green Bay Packer and inventor of the Lambeau Leap, LeRoy Butler, joins Charlie this week on the CripesCast. They talk about all things football, the Midwest, and rate other Packers' Lambeau leaps.
Episode 39 - Rep. Mike Gallagher
On this week’s CripesCast, Charlie is joined by Mike Gallagher who serves as U.S. Representative of Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district. They talk about conspiracy theories, money in politics, the Capitol riot and of course hunting in Wisconsin.
Episode 38 - Zuri Hall
Access Hollywood Correspondent, sideline reporter for American Ninja Warrior, and Charlie’s former co-host Zuri Hall joins the CripesCast this week. They talk about their careers in the entertainment industry and reminisce on their time working in Dallas.
Episode 37 - Adam Greuel
Today's guest is Adam Greuel, you may recognize him from Horseshoes and Hand Grenades or the recent Berens & Greuel album Unthawed. Adam talks to Charlie about music, fishing and growing up in Wisconsin.
Episode 36 - Kylie Morgan
Country artist Kylie Morgan joins Charlie in this week's episode of the CripesCast to talk about her journey in hte music industry. They discuss how she went from writing her first song at 12-years-old to eventaully going on the road with big names like Maren Morris, Kip Moore, Little Big Town and more before the pandemic.
Episode 35 - Emily Ford
This week on the CripesCast, Charlie talks to Emily Ford who is currently thru-hiking the Ice Age Trail. She will be the first woman and person of color to do this during the winter. They discuss the 1,200 mile journey with her dog Diggins, the pros of unplugging and how Britney Spears is stuck in her head.
Episode 34 - Sam Floyd
This week, Charlie is joined by Sam Floyd, the Founder of Operation Coffee. His company is dedicated to raising awareness about veteran suicide over a cup of his locally-sourced small batch roasted coffee. They discuss how Sam and many other veterans like him struggle with their mental health after serving and how to reach out to them.
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Veterans Crisis Line:
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Episode 33 - Josie Lee
Josie Lee, director of the Ho-Chunk Nation Museum and Cultural Center, joins Charlie this week on the CripesCast as they discuss the impact that the Ho-Chunk Nation has on the state of Wisconsin. Listen as they unpack crucial topics like racism, representation and rhetoric for the Ho-Chunk people.
Episode 32 - Wayne Larrivee
"And there is your dagger!" This week Charlie is joined by legendary Green Bay Packers Play-by-Play announcer Wayne Larrivee. They discuss the Packers current Super Bowl chances, how Wayne snuck his way into sportscasting, and achieving his lifelong goal of working for the Packers.
Episode 31 - Penn Holderness
Penn Holderness, who you may recognize as the father and husband of the Holderness Family, joins Charlie on the CripesCast this week to talk about their shared experience of going from local news anchors to content creators. They discuss their creative processes, their similar career paths and how to adapt to the changing demands and trends of social media and the entertainment industry. Charlie also shares a riveting story about finding coyote tracks and scat in the woods.
Episode 30 - Scott Evans
Scott Evans is not only Charlie's former roommate, he's also the host of World of Dance on NBC, co-host of Access Hollywood and has his own podcast, So Close. He and Charlie discuss the entertainment industry, growing up in the Midwest and of course the dangers of being Charlie's roommate. Before the interview, Charlie also talks about the recent breach of the US Capitol.
Episode 29 - Elgton Jenkins
Green Bay Packer's Pro Bowl Guard, Elgton Jenkins, joins Charlie to talk about football, fishing, and a heck of a lot of other things. Charlie also rambles about his New Year's Resolutions and bad back.
Episode 28 - Natalie Decker
From racing go-karts in Wisconsin to racing in NASCAR, Natalie Decker has made quite the name for herself in a very short time. At just 23 she is already one of the top young drivers in the game. Charlie talks with Natalie about her racing career, but also water skiing fails, her love of the Midwest and how to handle the ups and downs of social media.
Episode 27 - Dot Todman
Singer, songwriter and Charlie's vocal coach, Dot Todman, joins the CripesCast this week to discuss her journey in music. Originally from Canada, Dot shares how she made her way to becoming one of LA's top Vocal Empowerment Coaches and how she developed C.O.R.E Vocal Power method. Listen as Charlie and Dot talk about the importance of meditation and positive thinking, musicality and they even do a little singing.
Episode 26 - Taylor Calmus
In this week's episode, Charlie is joined by friend and collaborator Taylor Calmus, who you may be more familiar with as Dude Dad. Charlie and Taylor have a lot of fun reminiscing about the videos they've created together and discuss Taylor's perseverance in becoming the powerhouse content creator he is today.
Episode 25 - Brian Anderson
In this week's episode, Charlie is joined by sportscaster Brian Anderson. You may know him as the play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers, NCAA games or NBA 2K21. They discuss a variety of topics including rodeo clowns, gambling on the golf course, and go in-depth on how they found their voices in the broadcasting world.
Episode 24 - Kerry McAllen
This week Charlie sits down with Command Sgt. Maj. Kerry McAllen who served in both Kuwait and Iraq. Since returning, Kerry has continued serving in the reserves and pushing initiatives to help combat veteran suicide. Kerry is also the Wisconsin VFW’s first openly gay chief of staff.
Episode 23 - Kevin Wehrenberg
Charlie talks to Kevin Wehrenberg who's a producer of many shows you know and love including Fear Factor, Cannonball and Wipeout. Kevin and Charlie discuss Wisconsin, how to make it in the TV biz and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), a cause Kevin passionately supports.
Episode 22 - Nic Mink
Nic Mink, CEO of Sitka Salmon Shares, sits down with Charlie to talk about starting a business in the Midwest, balancing profit with environment and tips for people looking to follow in his footsteps.
Episode 21 - Erin Wehrenberg
Charlie talks with Erin Wehrenberg, the head of ABC comedy. Erin has also had executive roles at NBC and Warner Bros. She’s worked on everything from The Office to Friends to 2 Broke Girls. Charlie and Erin about the behind the scenes of the comedy biz, working in entertainment during a pandemic and her love for Wisconsin.
Episode 20 - Patricia Hastings
This week Charlie talks to Pat Hastings who's not only an incredible journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she also taught Charlie. Pat offers insight on the changing face of broadcast news, sharing news on social media social media and tips for citizen journalists.
Episode 19 - Tea Krulos
This week we’re talking about the conspiracy theories that have dominated American politics. Charlie’s guest is Milwaukee based author Tea Krulos about his new book American Madness: The Story of the Phantom Patriot and How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness.
Episode 18 - Keith Stanley
Keith Stanley is Executive Director of Near West Side Partners, Inc. and also Charlie's clay pigeon shooting buddy. He's shares his insight on revitalizing Milwaukee's Near West Side. Some of you may also recognize Keith from Frontline's Two American Families.
Episode 17 - Talking with Wisconsin Farmers
In this week's episode, Charlie travels to three Wisconsin farms to talk about the current state of farming in America's Dairyland, mental health, and the impact of the current political climate on the industry. The guests include Jeff Ditzenberger, Carrie and Patrick Mess, and Mike and Sue Dettman.
Episode 16 - John Harvatine IV
John Harvatine IV, best known for his work on the hit show Robot Chicken, gets very serious about the Midwest in this week's episode. John talks about his new show 'Crossing Swords', his lifelong dream to work for the Packers, and the best way to cook a bratwurst.
Episode 15 - John Kuhn
Former Green Bay Packers fullback, John Kuhn joins the CripesCast to discuss not only his football career but Charlie's own junior football glory days. Now a Wisconsin resident, John Kuhn talks about his affinity for the midwest, life as a professional football player, and his love for the game of Sheepshead.
Episode 14 - Steven Olikara
Steven Olikara is founder of the non-partisan Millennial Action Project. Charlie talks with him about the impact social media and cable news have on our civility, mail in voting and how to be bipartisan in these polarizing times.
Episode 13 - Lucas Brown Eyes
Lucas Brown Eyes is an Oglala Lakota screenwriter. Lucas talks with Charlie about his Midwest roots, working in Hollywood and Native representation in America, both on and off camera.
Episode 12 - Commander Jason Johns
Commander Jason Johns, a Purple Heart recipient, joins the CripesCast to share his story about how he went from the Army to leading the Wisconsin VFW. We talk about how COVID affects Veterans, ways to give back, and respectfully speaking with Veterans about their experience.
Episode 11 - Lexie Brown
On this week's CripesCast, we address the growing tensions in Wisconsin and speak with Minnesota Lynx guard Lexie Brown.
Episode 10 - Madilyn Bailey
Madilyn Bailey a singer, songwriter and YouTuber from Boyceville, Wisconsin. Charlie and Madilyn talk about her unconventional rise in the music industry, an unexpected fanbase in China and her love ballad to Wisconsin.
Episode 9 - Trevor Wallace
Youtuber and Stand-Up Comedian Trevor Wallace sits down with Charlie in Appleton, WI to discuss the wild world of content creation and his path to success. Born in Naperville, IL, Trevor shares his thoughts on the midwest from mosquitos to the weird undertones of midwest nice.
Episode 8 - Pam Jahnke
Farm Broadcaster Pam Jahnke, who you may know as the "Fabulous Farm Babe" joins the Cripescast to talk about all things farming in the state that boasts "America's Dairyland" on it's license plate. From her background in farming to the impact COVID-19 has had on the dairy industry, Pam breaks down the current state of farming in Wisconsin, giving listeners fantastic insight into issues happening in their own backyard.
Episode 7 - Frank Kaminsky
Phoenix Suns basketball player and former University Wisconsin Badger, Frank 'The Tank' Kaminsky joins the Cripescast to talk about life in the NBA bubble, his aspirations to become a garbage man, and asks Charlie, "What's a TikTok?"
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Racine native and Co-Founder/CEO of Ease, Nathan Harris joins Charlie on the Cripescast to discuss his journey from homelessness to becoming CEO of his own company. Nathan also dives into systemic issues within his community and offers solutions on how we can overcome them.
Episode 5 - Myles Montplaisir
Myles Montplaisir, more commonly known as the 'You Betcha' guy sits down with Charlie in Chetek, WI for a conversation about his journey from the concrete business to internet content creator.
Episode 4 - Mike Moh
Actor, Martial Artist, and Viking's fan, Mike Moh talks with Charlie about his journey, including his recent role as Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time Hollywood".
Episode 3 - Gus Johnson
Self-made YouTube star, Gus Johnson, joins the CripesCast to talk all things internet video and what it takes to become a content creator in 2020.