Kaatscast: the Catskills Podcast


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!

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Radio Catskill 90.5 FM WJFF

March 28, 2023

Radio Catskill hit the airwaves in 1990 and operated out of a hydro-powered station in Jeffersonville. But when a building was recently offered in nearby Liberty, WJFF shed its 30-year skin and relocated to the now fully-ren…


Black Bears 🐾 Sharing Space

March 14, 2023

As Catskills black bears emerge from hibernation, we spoke with three bear experts –– wildlife rehabilitator Kristine Flones, and conservationist couple Patti and Bill Rudge –– who shared some handy tips for coexisting peace…

Health Outdoor Recreation

Adaptive Sports Foundation at Windham Mountain

Feb. 28, 2023

As any skier knows, squeezing into a pair of ski boots can be quite the challenge. For skiers with physical and cognitive disabilities, though, preparing for a day on the slopes can require exponentially more time and effort…

Outdoor Recreation Sustainability

The CAG Report: a Blueprint for Growing Catskills Crowds

Feb. 14, 2023

If the Catskills seem busier lately, you're not imagining it. According to a new report, visits to the Catskills more than doubled between 2018 and 2021, when the region welcomed an estimated 12 million travelers––that's rou…


Catskills Thrillers: Reading Along with Kelli Huggins

Jan. 31, 2023

Washington Irving was an early author to set his fictional tale in the Catskills, but he certainly wasn't the last. If Rip Van Winkle were alive today, he'd have no shortage of contemporary Catskills suspense stories to help…

Community Local Business Sustainability

Billy's Make & Mend: Vintage Sewing Machines

Jan. 17, 2023

There's a "herd" of sewing machines in the hundreds, in Delancey, NY, and they're in the loving and capable hands of one Billy Hancock, owner of Billy's Make & Mend , an outpost for sewing machine repair and maintenance, sew…

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.