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Kaatscast

Kaatscast

Voted #1 regional podcast in the 2022 Chronogrammies!
Kaatscast is a biweekly podcast covering history, arts & culture, outdoor adventure, sustainability, and local interviews from New York's Catskill mountains and Hudson Valley. Celebrate the Catskills with Kaatscast!

Recent Episodes

Arts & Culture History

Empire State Railway Museum: Catskills Rails Then and Now

Sept. 13, 2022

In our last episode we took a ride on the old Ulster & Delaware rails with Rail Explorers , a pedal bike experience in Phoenicia, NY. This week, we're at the neighboring Empire State Railway Museum , at home in the historic …

Outdoor Recreation

Rail Explorers

Aug. 30, 2022

From the late 19th- to the early 20th-century, passengers could board an Ulster & Delaware train in Kingston and ride straight up through the Catskills, to Oneonta. These days, you can still experience a 4-mile stretch of th…

Arts & Culture History Music

The Classical Concerts that Predate 1969's Woodstock: Inside the Maverick

Aug. 16, 2022

Long before "THE" concert so closely associated with Woodstock, " Maverick Concerts " have been delighting fans of classical music for more than 100 years. We sat in the historic concert hall with music director Alexander Pl…

History

Drive Time: at the Schoharie Turnpike – Kaaterskill Clove Road Rally

Aug. 2, 2022

Earlier this summer, we joined dozens of auto enthusiasts for a 135-mile loop on the Schoharie Turnpike - Kaaterskill Clove Road Rally, one in a series of rallies that pairs Catskills scenery and history with the love of dri…

Books Fishing And Hunting Sustainability

Protecting What You Love: with Author/Angler Stephen Sautner

July 19, 2022

Stephen Sautner is a lifelong fisherman, environmental activist, and the author of several books on those topics. And while his passion for fishing has taken him to the Falkland Islands, Cuba, the Zambezi River, and even ...…

Farming Sustainability Women

No Kale, Just Flowers: Crespell's Flower CSA

July 5, 2022

Anne Hall's addiction to flower growing is a boon to Catskills designers, florists, restaurants, and individuals who want locally grown, chemical-free flowers in another league from generic supermarket fare. In February, we …

About the Host

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Brett Barry

Brett hosts and produces Kaatscast from Silver Hollow Audio, in the heart of the Catskills. He teaches podcasting and audio production in the Digital Media & Journalism dept. at SUNY New Paltz.

Brett graduated from Syracuse University’s television, radio & film program and worked as an associate documentary producer for several years before launching a career in voice-overs in 2002. He returned to Syracuse 10 years later for a graduate degree in television-radio-film.

Brett is represented in NYC by Access Talent for television and radio commercials, audiobooks, promos, and narration. He’s the host of public radio’s "Sound Beat" and the voice of India’s English-language network, Zee Café. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks.