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76 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Zach & John's Guide to TV Streaming - CoronaVirus Quarantine Edition
In these crazy quarantine times... we all need something to pass the time, so media consumer Zach Wygal returns to discuss.. Tiger King, Things Your Kids Will Like and You Will Too, Best DocuSeries and Documentaries, What You May Have Missed, the Best Background Noise, and some classic movies to go back and check out... Plus, some tips to stay positive and active, support your communities, and of course... and we recap our previous episode on streaming from 11/2018.
64 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
WTL Classic Rewind - Brad Fiori & Shayne Isbell on hiking the Appalachian Trail
This is a Classic Rewind episode tying back to our recent new episode with Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell and their Excellent Adventures! It originally was posted on 11/2/19. Enjoy this WTL Classic! When it comes to local adventurers, look no further than Staunton natives Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell. In this episode, we tackle the amazing adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail. We talk about the people (awesome), the dangers (not much), the bears, the bugs, the food, the beer, the shelter, the difficulty, and the awesome journey that it it presents. Follow Brad & Shayne's adventurers on their Facebook group: Mile, Mile and a Half.
81 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
WTL Classic Rewind - Brad Fiori, Cycling Around America!
This is a Classic Rewind episode tying back to our recent new episode with Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell and their Excellent Adventures! It originally was posted on 8/17/18. Enjoy this WTL Classic! Brad Fiori made his money, quit his job, and decided to live life NOW, as opposed to waiting for retirement! Crazy to some... and inspiration to others. He tackles adventures as he can and he came on WTL to talk about his biggest journey to date. His circumnavigation the United States at the border... all 11,338 miles! His journey was not easy, and certainly had challenges, but he found joy, hardships, challenges, the kindness of Americans, and maybe just a bit of the quirkyness as well! You should also check his Facebook group, "Mile, Mile and a Half", for a daily blog, pics, and videos. He will let you join so you can see it all! Just like this podcast... It's FREE! You can also follow his upcoming adventures which he details on this show. Link to his page below! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1261882397270840/ What's That Like? Podcast -https://www.facebook.com/WhatsThatLikePodcast/ The #WTLNation Discussion Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/377604992746452/
88 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Brad & Shayne's Excellent Adventures... The Keys, Vietnam, & England
Brad Fiori and Shayne return in this NEW episode, that was actually recorded back in fall 2019. In this episode, our amazing adventure friends tackle Kayaking the Florida Keys, Biking Vietnam, and Hiking across England. The ups and downs and joys of travel, and language, hygiene, and food obstacles in Southeast Asia! Currently, Brad is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican to Canadian borders, and you can follow this, and the past journeys on Facebook at Mile, Mile and a Half
83 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
The 2010s in Central Illinois - The Good, the Sad, the News, the Sports, and the Places that made a difference!
Its all in the title! Zach Wygal returns and we cover the decade in review from a Central Illinois perspective... many things happened, we hit the biggest, we probably missed a few for sure... but we did our best to remind all of you of the things that were huge news, places, organizations, events, good things, many sad things, and we end it with predictions about the 2020s. Included topics and events discussed: The Coliseum Fire, Power Plant closing, School Funding, Tornadoes and Weather, the Eclipse, Deer Run, and Country Classic Cars Sports: Junior High and High School sports, Kelsey Card Olympics, Justin Allgaier, Matt Hughes, & WSMI's Terry Todt The Good and the Sad: Fight the Fight, Stamp Out Cancer, St Francis, Turner Hall, HEIDI, Faith Hartsell, Cancer, Suicide, Opiods, and tragic accidents. The Businesses: Theaters, Bills IGA, Blackbird Bakery, Red Rooster, Opera House, Winerys, Restaraunts, Black Rabbit, Litchfield Pickers Market, Atlas 46, AllScripts... and more. Thanks to all of you in #WTLNation, and feel free to comment on things we may have missed... we aren't perfect! Brought to you by Opera House Brewing Company, Hillsboro, IL.
45 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
Why Did The Coffeen Power Station Close? WTL? with Don Nowell
On this show, we take a retrospective look at the Coffeen Power Plant through the eyes of one employee, Don Nowell. He isn't a spokesman for the company, the union, or the plant... he is my friend, and I wanted to know, and share with all of you. What it is like to make electricity, how it works, how the plant worked, what factors led to it closing, and the impact it had on him and his fellow employees. Nothing controversial in the discussion, just two friends talking about the closing of an iconic Central Illinois beacon. Literally, and Figuratively. Thanks to all the current and former employees of the Coffeen Power Station.
54 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
A Husband's Survival Guide with Author Scott Litch
Tens of millions of unsuspecting husbands walk around without a clue as to what to do, what just happened, and why am I in the doghouse again with my wife? In this episode, we talk to Scott Litch, author of "A Husband's Survival Guide" , a husband of over 28 years offers humorous observations and sound tactics, essentially a field guide, on how to survive a marriage and most importantly to avoid being "dumped on" by your wife for your many real and perceived shortcomings as a husband. We cover key topics... how to survive the holidays, how to pick a place for dinner, and if your spouse can really be a best your best friend. Follow his Facebook page - A Husband's Survival Guide FInd the book on Amazon and at Outskirt Press. Paperback - Kindle - Outskirt Press
50 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Producer Bob gives an update + Peace, Love, & Bicycles
On this show... the man who helped start it all, Producer Bobby Krug returns and gives us all an update on his racing season, his future, where is has been, and more importantly... where he may be going! Then (23:15), Peyton & Mike Bertolis join me to discuss their mission: Peace, Love, & Bicycles! The are collecting used bikes, restoring or fixing them, and putting them into the hands of kids in need! Great little story, and it has grown very fast and very big. If you would like to donate, use this link: paypal.me/peaceloveandbicycles
67 minutes | Nov 2, 2019
Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Brad Fiori & Shayne Isbell
When it comes to local adventurers, look no further than Staunton natives Brad Fiori and Shayne Isbell. In this episode, we tackle the amazing adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail. We talk about the people (awesome), the dangers (not much), the bears, the bugs, the food, the beer, the shelter, the difficulty, and awesome journey that it it presents. Follow Brad & Shayne's adventurers on their Facebook group: Mile, Mile and a Half. Brought to you by Opera House Brewing Co., Hillsboro, IL
65 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
The Tale of the Opera House Brewing Company with Tony Marcolini & Zach Wygal
Tony Marcolini loves his hometown, he loves revitalizing old buildings, and he loves craft brew. He and his wife Jennifer took the big leap and started the Opera House Brewing Co in Hillsboro, IL in 2018. We cover how he got the brewing bug, the challenges of brewing, restoring a 120 year old building, and bring life back to his boyhood home. I'm so impressed with his commitment to keeping it local. But if that isn't enough... Zach Wygal returns and become the first member of the #FiveTimersClub on the podcast. Zach is promoting of an upcoming concert by RetroRockit at the Opera House on 10/26 and updates us on some cool changes to Stamp Out Cancer. They both talk about the resurgence of Hillsboro, and their love of the town they call home. On Facebook - Opera House Brewing Co.
61 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Rocking the LA Sunset Strip with Rotten Rod... WTL?
LISTEN: Central Illinois sent the local legend of Punk Rock & Heavy Metal to the Sunset Strip... and he lived to tell about it. Dennis Carlock, aka Rotten Rod joins John and co-host for the show, Toby Baugher, to discuss his twenty plus years on the LA Sunset Strip. Pick your poison to listen: Brought to you by Opera House Brewing Company! #DrinkLocal We talk about his first concert, his inspirations, the origin of the name, the bands, the connections, and we barely scratched the surface. Toby even shows off his on Rotten Sticker on his first guitar case. I consider this the first of many Rotten Rod's War Stories. I shut the mics off, and he went on for even more. Rod will be back. Currently, you can see and hear Rod with AZ/DZ at shows around the area and his monthly radio show The Rockzone Legends Show WDLJ 97.5 FM. For more Rotten Rod, Search YouTube for: Rotten Rod Knightmare II AZDZ
79 minutes | Sep 28, 2019
The History of the Livingston Road Rallye
The Livingston Road Rallye is a Metro East institution. For the last 25+ years, October has meant a monster of an event in Livingston, IL. The Road Rallye, a combination scavenger hunt, trivia contest, Amazing Race, and Survivor has been entertaining hundreds of people since the 90s. On this episode, Beth Atwood, Brandon Margaritis, and Cindy Scarsdale sit down with John to discuss the origins, the fun, the planning, the history, the best Rallyes, and the best Rallyers. They also promote this years Halloween Fun Fest with some Rallye style challenges and events, in addition to fun for all ages and a Trunk or Treat event? Are the Rallyes a thing of the past? Listen and find out. For more info, see the Livingston Park Association page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Livingston-Park-Association-Illinois-892938800827383
66 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Ron Ryan, the 50 Year Coaching Legend of Mt Olive
Proud to bring you Mr. Mount Olive Wrestling, Ron Ryan. He started wrestling in college in the '60s, and came to Mt. Olive as a teacher when he and a few HS boys decided to start a wrestling program in 1969. Fifty years, 400+ Wins, a Hall of Fame induction, and 1000+ athletes later, he calls it a career, and I was honored to have him on the What's That Like Podcast. Phenomenal conversation, unfiltered, tells it like it is, and he backs up his athletes and friends. He discusses how the whole Ryan family made this possible, from his wife Paula (the rock behind him), his daughter Kristin (the best scorekeeper the sport has ever seen!), and his son Eric (the only athlete he ever had to letter 4 years as a Div I athlete as a walk on at U of I). An episode I've wanted to bring you forever, and of course, we talk about the newly named Ron Ryan Invitational, and Ron Ryan Wrestling Room.
26 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
Return of the Queen of Hearts with Turner Hall's Gabe Dexheimer
A quick episode... i visit with Gabe Dexheimer, the host of the Turner Hall Queen of Hearts drawing. We talk about the return after the 4 month break, and catch up on the Queen Hysteria of the last few years. While things have certainly slowed down a bit, the pot upon restart is over $50K, and only 25 cards remain! So it's back, and WTL will be there to bring it to you Friday nights at 9PM on the What's That Like? Facebook page!
45 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
Pete Visintin returns to talk Macoupin CEO and Fight the Fight!
When it comes to people in Central IL you want to get to know and learn from, Pete Visintin should be near the top of anyone's list. After a devastating illness struck his father, he was inspired to help others, and created the iconic Fight the Fight Clothing brand! A short time later, the CEO group, based in Effingham, IL, came calling on Pete to lead, organize, and facilitate the Macoupin CEO program for Juniors and Seniors in Macoupin County High Schools. Now in it's third year, Macoupin CEO has a record 20 seniors representing all of the county's high schools, and on their way to starting their own business. Pete came on the show to discuss the history of the program, it's successes, and also what the students have taught him. He also talks about the Macoupin CEO's BOLD Leadership and Development Conference being held at Lake Williamson on Feb. 14, 2019. Tickets still remain, but is closing fast. Find out more, and purchase your tickets at MacoupinCEO.com If you are a student in a Macoupin County High School, now is the time to apply. Again, all details at Macoupin CEO's website. Follow me on Twitter
72 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
Breaking into the Radio Biz with 92.9 ESPN Memphis' Brad Carson of Mount Olive
If you are from Central IL, you may know Brad Weiss, former WSMI on air talent. But the rest of America knows him as Brad Carson after a producer asked him for a name change. You can take the big time radio guy out of the small town, but you cannot take the small town out of Brad. On this episode of WTL, we talk about his start, his breaks, his path to current roles with ESPN and other stations in the Midwest. And we also get into the joys of small town sports, the people that formed him, and why reading farm reports and obituaries was the peak of his career. We also continue the push for the gym at Mount Olive to be named for 50 year Head Wrestling Coach Ron Ryan, and Brad gives a shout out to WSMI legend Terry Todt. https://twitter.com/bradcarson https://www.facebook.com/brad.carson Find Brad on radio.com at the following times/places. https://929espn.radio.com/hosts/producer-brad-carson https://indysmix.radio.com/hosts/brad-carson https://1055triplem.radio.com/hosts/brad-carson Brad's first real job was "setting pins" at a Turner Hall while growing up in Mt. Olive, Illinois. After college Brad's first radio job consisted of reading obituaries, farm reports, playing country songs, hosting an on-air trade show, and calling basketball games in empty gyms on metal bleachers. Luckily, his career would take him to more exciting places like Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and here in Memphis. Brad is the Director of Branding/Sports Programming for WMFS-FM/AM 92.9 FM ESPN & WMC-AM ESPN 790AM, has weekend music shows in Indianapolis on 107.9 The Mix & in Madison, Wisconsin, on 105.5 Triple M for Entercom-Radio, and is a professional voiceover dude. Brad enjoys hanging with his wife and 9 year old son, Jake, playing golf, and has finally discovered the wonder of Netflix.
31 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Chasing the Dec 1, 2018 Illinois Tornadoes with Storm Chaser Skip Talbot
An Emergency edition of WTL! After the unexpected Dec 1, 2018 breakout of Tornadoes across IL, I called podcast friend and storm chaser Skip Talbot! On this episode, Skip recaps his chase day, we talk about the multiple tornadoes that formed from Staunton, Mt Olive, Litchfield, Hillsboro, to Taylorville and the line from Bluff City to Havana. Skip tells us why they form this time of year, and also the awe and dangers of Storm Chasing! We pray for no loss of life, and certainly do not like to see the destruction these storms cause. Prayers to all. Skip also highlights his non-profit, Storm Assist, and tells you where you can follow his adventures and reports from his chases. https://www.facebook.com/SkipTalbotsStormChasingChronicles/ https://www.facebook.com/skip.talbot His website and logs - http://www.skip.cc/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/SkipTalbot
89 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Zach Wygal Returns! All the Shows You Should Be Binge Watching! Oh, and Stamp Out Cancer 2019!
Zach returns again to update us on the upcoming Stamp Out Cancer 2019! Including a WTL Contest to win 2 Tix to the big event with special guest "The Dirty Muggs"! And then its on... Zach had a snow day, he binge watches. So I asked him to do some homework, and we break down all the big ones... #GameofThrones, #StrangerThings, #WalkingDead, #BreakingBad... and then we each reveal our own #WTLTop5 shows and hidden gems you should all check out for your binge watching pleasure this fall/winter! It's fun, its banter, and it the perfect listen on your upcoming road trips to spend time with family. Post your Top 5 in the comments! Again, listen thru the end for this weeks Trivia Contest to win two tickets to Stamp Out Cancer 2019 sponsored by the What's That Like? Podcast. All answers/entries must be sent to me via FB Messenger by 12/2/18.
78 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
How Author Tom Corner found Enlightenment! WTL?
Author Tom Corner has been a friend of mine for decade. But just recently, I feel like I really got to know who he was and why. Listen to this discussion between friends, as life events shaped who Tom was, and who he would later become, and lead him to a path to enlightenment. His recent book, "Borrowed Eyes and Feet", available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, is his personal memoir of his journey thru the tough times, self doubts, and fears that held him back. Our discussion is serious, yet fun. Personal, yet open, and I think he's got a great message for anyone trying to find their way and listens to internal thoughts and fears that may be holding them back. We also talk how to publish a book, and book signings! For more info on Tom, see his website at: https://www.tomcorner.net His blog: https://authortecorner.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomcorner.inspire Twitter: @TECorner https://twitter.com/TECorner His book is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borrowed-Eyes-Feet-Finding-Enlightenment-After-Rage-T-Corner-ebook/dp/B07HFTW3R5/
86 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
What are the Black Triangle UFOs over Southern Illinois? WTL? with Author David Marler
January 5, 2000... 5 days after Y2K, at around 4AM... Melvern Noll of Highland, IL spotted a large UFO. He described it as big as a two story house in the sky, just above the treeline near his business. He quickly alerted the local police dispatcher, who relayed the direction to Lebanon's police department. This is were the story begins... in all, 6 police officers, in 6 communities spotted an very large flying object over the skies near Scott Air Force base over the next 60 minutes. Was it a an Air Force Top Secret Project or a visitor from somewhere else? This week's guest is David Marler. UFO Researcher, former head of Illinois MUFON (mymufon.com), respected researcher, and author of "Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation". David did the onsite investigation with the police witness, as well as radar operators, and various other civilians on this landmark UFO case just outside of St Louis, MO. His research has revealed reports of Triangular UFOs going back to the 1800s, and prove this is not a recent phenomenon. We talk about his journey into UFOlogy, what it's like to be a UFO Researcher and Investigator, what his theories on these objects are, and what to do if you see something yourself. For more info on David, his lectures, videos, and more, see his website at https://davidmarlerufo.com His book is available on Amazon and wherever you buy books. https://www.amazon.com/Triangular-UFOs-Mr-David-Marler/dp/1490465812/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1539562159&sr=8-1
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