Kaatscast: the Catskills' premier 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!

Recent Episodes

Fishing And Hunting

Getting the Lead Out: Making a Case for Copper Bullets

Nov. 22, 2022

Whether you're a human who enjoys venison, or a bald eagle that scavenges a hunter's kill, lead = poison. And as it turns out, common lead bullets fragment on impact into hundreds of pepper-sized flakes that can be devastati…

History Local Business

Witness Cremations at the Historic Wiltwyck Cemetery

Nov. 8, 2022

When the Wiltwyck Cemetery and family crematory started following us on Instagram, instead of getting ... well ... creeped out, we decided to reach out, and learn about this unique establishment. Kingston's Wiltwyck Rural Ce…

Books History Women

Women and the Vote: an Interview with Catskills Novelist Violet Snow

Oct. 25, 2022

Catskills writer Violet Snow is the author of To March or to Marry , an historical novel about the lengthy fight for a woman's right to vote, both here in New York, and nationally. As we prepare to cast our ballots in 2022, …

History Indigenous

Overlook's Spirit Stones: Investigating the Indigenous

Oct. 11, 2022

Overlook Mountain is a popular Catskills hiking destination, complete with a scenic fire tower and the ruins of an historic hotel. According to researchers, and bolstered by groundbreaking scientific evidence, the mountain's…

Arts & Culture Local Business

Cidiot: the (other) Best Regional Podcast

Sept. 27, 2022

If you've ever heard (or even ... uttered) the word "cidiot," to describe an urban transplant, likely that term wasn't used in a positive light. Podcast host Mat Zucker has been doing his best to rebrand the word in a podcas…

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 …

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.