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Kaatscast

Kaatscast

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

Six Ticks: in the Lyme Light

May 24, 2022

If a tick bites you in the woods, and it's free of disease-causing pathogens, does it matter? We wanted to know how many of our Catskills ticks are pathogenetic, so we sent 6 of them to the Thangamani Lab at Upstate Medical …

Wellness Rx: a Prescription for Rural Healthcare

May 10, 2022

Ed Ullmann is the owner and pharmacy manager of Wellness Rx , a holistic and patient-centered pharmacy in Tannersville, and soon ... Phoenicia! Far from the chain store aesthetic (or lack thereof) the Tannersville location w…

Post-Hibernation with Leslie T. Sharpe

April 26, 2022

In 2020, Leslie T. Sharpe came to Silver Hollow Audio to narrate The Quarry Fox: and other Critters of the Wild Catskills , available at Libro.fm or wherever you get your audiobooks. Then the pandemic hit. Two years later, s…

The Bluebird Chronicles: A Catskills Romance

April 12, 2022

The winter/spring 2022 issue of Appalachia , "America's longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation," features an essay by Catskills writer Leslie T. Sharpe about our little blue harbinger of spring: the blueb…

Beaverkill Trout Hatchery: Farming Trout for 5 Generations

March 29, 2022

Beaverkill Trout Hatchery is family owned and operated by the Shaver family since 1963. We met Sherry Shaver and a few of her relatives on a recent visit to the hatchery, where they were preparing for their busiest season, a…

Special: Pierogi for Ukraine

March 20, 2022

On March 19th, 2022, a Pierogi and Borscht fundraiser at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jewett, NY, brought in thousands of dollars for the people of Ukraine. We spent some time in the kitchen with organizer Switlana Breig…

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.