Anne Fitten Glenn author of Asheville Beer talks beer jobs and understanding craft beer on Finding Asheville Monday
Mar28

Anne Fitten Glenn author of Asheville Beer talks beer jobs and understanding craft beer on Finding Asheville Monday

The 29th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Anne Fitten Glenn of Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing and marketing representative for Oskar Blues Brewery.   Listen to a preview below:   Nathan sits down with Anne Fitten Glenn author of Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing and marketing representative for Oskar Blues Brewery, for the 29th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Atlanta, Ga., finding a love for craft beer in London, why she once encountered a very angry and naked Hunter S. Thompson, who or what is responsible for Asheville’s thriving craft beer scene, what it takes to secure a job at an Asheville brewery, and what may be next for Asheville’s craft beer expert.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes March 31st here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes...

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Rick McDaniel author of Asheville Food, talks Southern food on Finding Asheville
Mar24

Rick McDaniel author of Asheville Food, talks Southern food on Finding Asheville

Some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug?   Nathan sits down with Chef Rick McDaniel Southern food author and author of the books An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Centuries of Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Whole Hog Barbecue and Asheville Food: A History of High Country Cuisine for the 28th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Kings Mountain, NC, how Asheville helped him romance his wife, what it was like to work for a newspaper in Gastonia, NC, how he first learned to cook, what defines Southern cooking, why Asheville is blessed with such a good food scene, what are some things the Asheville food scene is missing, and what really defines success at the end of the day.   Listen to the full episode below or here: 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!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Rick McDaniel, Southern Food Historian and Author talks writing inspiration on Finding Asheville Monday
Mar21

Rick McDaniel, Southern Food Historian and Author talks writing inspiration on Finding Asheville Monday

The 28th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Chef Rick McDaniel author of Asheville Food: A History of High Country Cuisine and An Irresistible of Southern Food: Four Centuries of Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Whole Hog Barbecue.   Listen to a preview below:   Nathan sits down with Chef Rick McDaniel Southern food author and author of the books An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Centuries of Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Whole Hog Barbecue and Asheville Food: A History of High Country Cuisine for the 28th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Kings Mountain, NC, how Asheville helped him romance his wife, what it was like to work for a newspaper in Gastonia, NC, how he first learned to cook, what defines Southern cooking, why Asheville is blessed with such a good food scene, what are some things the Asheville food scene is missing, and what really defines success at the end of the day.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes March 24th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes...

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Deceased Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps confused why Heaven is hot and full of flames
Mar20

Deceased Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps confused why Heaven is hot and full of flames

HELL- Fire and brimstone is not necessarily what deceased Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps had in mind when walking through heaven’s pearly gates.   In fact, Reverend Phelps must have been so traumatized by his recent passing shortly after midnight this morning, because he doesn’t remember seeing any pearly gates at all.   “It really is hot up here in Heaven, I didn’t expect that,” said Reverend Phelps.   “It must come from God’s warming beating hear, he loves me so much. If it is this hot up here, I can’t imagine how hot it is for all those gays, Muslims, Jews, and atheists down there in hell. Stupid people did not repent for their sins.”   Phelps, who founded the Westboro Baptist Church in 1955, a church most famous for it’s anti-gay message and signs they use to protest US soldier funerals that have messages like ‘God Hates Fags’ and ‘Thank God for Dead Soldiers.’   Despite heaven’s raging heat and being wrapped in flames like a blanket, Reverend Phelps doesn’t think his new eternal fate isn’t so bad.   “You know I do think I would of met God by now, so I’m a little disappointed in that regard,” said Reverend Phelps.   “But despite the heat, what makes me really happy is now I have an eternity to think about all those people that God hates and I take real joy in thinking about what pain they must going through right now.”   Reverend Phelps, lived to be 84-years-old and left a legacy behind on earth of being a huge bigoted jackass....

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Hugh Owings of Hugh’s HandBuilt talks two wheeled death machines on Finding Asheville
Mar17

Hugh Owings of Hugh’s HandBuilt talks two wheeled death machines on Finding Asheville

Delivering pizzas to two wheeled death machines?   Nathan sits down with Hugh Owings of Hugh’s HandBuilt for the 27th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in the South, being raised by his grandfather at the age of 15, the romanticism of being a pizza delivery driver, how he had the courage to leave a dead end factory job to start his own his business, how failure is key to the creative process, and why he will continue to ride on his two wheeled death machine.   Listen to the full episode below or here: 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!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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