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Love to laugh and hear people’s stories? Do you live in, plan to visit, curious about life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and looking for things to do besides hiking? Then this is for you. Join host comedian Dawn Davis Womack whose claim to fame is having a son that made it to the NFL. BFFs and strangers alike find she’s light-hearted, genuine, family-oriented and never late for a happy hour! It’s engaging conversations with comedians and other fascinating peeps on faith, comedy, life, ...
 
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Listen to a friendly, playful and inspirational chat with Sarah Hamilton who teaches voice lessons from kids to adults with a philosophy “There is no such thing as a person who can not sing. If you can speak, you can sing.” Hear her story including the “big moment” when she stepped into herself as a singer. Learn what a typical day is like for a vo…
 
Listen to a fun-loving chat with laughs with Tracy and Deb Shaver on signature weddings and stylish events you can create with personalized touch of rustic elegance at Mountain View Farm in Mount Solon! Hear the story of how these upstate New Yorkers made their way to the Shenandoah Valley now sharing their breathtaking panoramic views of the Alleg…
 
Listen to a delightful chat with laughs on all things vintage finds with the incredibly talented and creative Deb Shaver, owner and operator of LuLubunny Home. A transplant from New York to the Valley, listen to the story that brought her and her family to Virginia. Discover when and how she found her passion for vintage and antique items. Get her …
 
Listen to a friendly playful chat with laughs on all things Explore More with Kelly Snow, a “career fundraiser” who is passionate about children’s causes and the ‘power of play’! Hear her story and find out more about the team behind all the creative programs and classes offered. Learn about Maker City and hear stories about some of what the kids h…
 
Listen to a delightful, easygoing, authentic chat with Mike Op’t Hof aka OPHIE described as ‘late to the music scene, but well worth the wait with a distinctive style that connects with his audiences’. Hear his story and the inspiration for creating Late Bloomer a mix tape album that lead to opening for a major act! Discover how he communicates thr…
 
Listen to a fun and informative chat on all things Golden Tee Golf with Steven Puff, a Top 50 in the world gamer from the Valley! Hear his story on he got into playing this golf arcade game that has become a part of bar room pop culture since 1989. Find out about the close-knit community that has a lot of FUN meeting up for tournaments and online. …
 
Listen to this easygoing, fun and inspiring chat with Spencer Hatcher, deemed the greatest country music artist & band coming out of Broadway, Virginia! Hear his stories that landed a Mountain Dew Commercial and inspired the name of his band, Spencer Hatcher & The Ol’ Son Gang. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, find out how a record de…
 
Listen to this uplifting chat with the charming and funny Irina Dovganetskiy, Owner & CEO of withSimplicity, featuring beautiful clean beauty with products safe for you! Listen to her story of relocating to the US from Russia at 12 years old and how this experience inspired her interest in cosmetics. Hear the love story with a “hometown boy” that b…
 
Listen to this delightful entertaining chat with sisters, Jessica and Stephanie, from Harmony Harvest Farm to hear the story of this multigenerational farm with over 200 types of flowers! Listen to the touching fun stories about building beautiful personal connections with their customers and how they hard as they work on the farm. Find out how the…
 
Listen to a jovial chat loaded with laughs with comedian and actor, Clean Ryheem! From ripping the runway at New York Fashion Week to GEICO commercials, listen to his story that began by being raised by his grandparents. Discover why he quit his job as an Accountant to pursue a career in entertainment. Hear stories about how he got into modeling an…
 
Listen to a friendly interesting chat about trains and life on the railroad with Kevin Kinsey, a retired Railroad Conductor who ran the route from Strasburg to Harrisonburg, now abandoned! Learn more about what training is involved and the typical career path is in this field. Listen to the biggest changes he’s seen over his 47 years on trains. Fin…
 
Enjoy a delightfully friendly fun conversation with Sara Cristensen from The Lady Jane Shop. This charming downtown boutique shop is filled with unique items where you can enjoy warm conversation and laughter! Hear the story of the inspiration behind the shop’s name and the atmosphere she wanted to create from this ‘nerdy’ book lover. Listen to wha…
 
Listen to a warm friendly conversation with this veteran who possesses a great sense of humor with impactful insights and a message of hope. Listen to the incredible story of his suicide attempt and what helped him change his perspective to find hope, happiness and love after. Learn more about his final mission to make a difference for vets & their…
 
Enjoy this friendly fascinating chat with laughs on the rich history of Melrose Caverns dating back to 1748 with Dick Yancey and Jack Yancey! Listen to the story of why the caverns have been closed since 1968 and what prompted its reopening. Learn about historic tax credits and how they used them for the caverns. Hear the story of working with thei…
 
Enjoy this delightful chat with laughs and learn so much on all things sustainable with Melissa from Great. Full Goods at Agora Market! Learn what a sustainable lifestyle shop is and the wide array of refills and sustainable goods they have in this colorful conscious shop. Get several ideas on what you can swap out for single use plastics that are …
 
Enjoy this fun chat with laughs on all things Un-Wine’d, an Emmy Award winning cooking show on VPM PBS that brings in Virginia wines from the Shenandoah Valley and beyond with Tassie Pippert! Get scrumptious recipes and wine pairing ideas from this delightful person, Chef and Wine Specialist. Hear her story and find out who calls her “the next Gord…
 
Listen to this fun and inspiring chat with laughs sprinkled with wisdom nuggets on all things youth fine arts with JR Snow, Director of Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley and the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator of Harrisonburg City Schools. Learn about the Court Square Café, a monthly evening showcase of performance and multi-media art create…
 
Listen to another upbeat and informative chat with Matt Ream and Morgan Mowbray on all things Massanutten Resort aka “The Nutt”, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier four-season resort that includes an indoor/outdoor waterpark! Celebrating their 50th anniversary find out what fun stuff, events and discounts they have for you this year. Learn about the ongoin…
 
Join us for an upbeat and informative chat about the adventures and fun your crew can have at Massanutten Resort with staff members, Matt Ream and Morgan Mowbray. Hear about the very first Escape Room they had and learn more about the three they have now. Get a more detailed description of each one and find out which ones are more technology based.…
 
Join us for a fun upbeat chat and lots of laughs with Diana Witt, a JMU student who recently completed the fall semester studying comedy at The Second City in Chicago! An actress, storyteller, social media specialist and nationally recognized writer, hear what originally sparked Diana’s passion to write and perform comedy. Discover why she picked J…
 
Join us for lots of laughs and a heartwarming authentic chat with The Laugh Therapist, Vernard Hines. Hear his story about the healing power of comedy battling his PTSD and how it saved his life. Listen to the realities and challenges his faces in life and how he adapts. Hear how he describes his comedy; what the audience can expect and how he chan…
 
Listen to an awe inspiring and uplifting chat with Joanne Gabbin, the first black professor in the English Department at JMU with a building on campus recently named after her. Hear her rich stories that lead her to establish the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry and the changes she’s seen in her 36 years at James Madison University. …
 
Happy New Year Laughers! Anytime of year is a good time to reset your mindset so for you we have this upbeat inspirational episode filled with wisdom nuggets with Letitia Bates. Hear her story of how unhealed trauma lead her to becoming a Mindset & Empowerment Coach. Discover how she helps people transform to share their gifts, talents and abilitie…
 
Join us for a fun inspirational time filled with laughs chatting it up with Amy Strunk from Rocktown Yarn where they are building an inclusive community and where you can shop local for yourself, for gifts and more! Hear the story of how this cancer survivor found her way back to Harrisonburg and reconnected to her passion for the fiber arts. Find …
 
Join us for an upbeat fun chat to hear the story of Christmas In The Valley where you can enjoy a magical drive through light show at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. Learn what happens behind the scenes to create this 1.5 mile trail with over 40 Holiday scenes and light display where you can also tune into a radio station and watch the lights da…
 
Join us for an upbeat casual chat on the history and current happenings at Brix & Columns with Stephanie Pence. With Jeffersonian structures and spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can sip wine, enjoy events or book your dream wedding here! Hear the stories of their rich agriculture background that lead to the opening of th…
 
Join us for laughs and an easygoing entertaining chat with die-hard introvert and comedian, Paul Synder. Listen to how he got his start doing comedy. Find out how he addresses his low-energy after following high-energy comics during shows. Hear what his friends, family and co-workers reactions are to him doing stand up. Discover what he does for a …
 
Join us for delightfully fun chat to grab several amazing healthy holiday entertaining cooking tips and recipes from Lois and Don Crawford at The Recipe Idea Shop. It’s comfort food recipes with a healthy twist. Hear how Lois’ heart attack lead her on a journey of eating healthier and losing 40 pounds without going on a diet. Hear Don’s family stor…
 
Join us for a very fun and entertaining episode with Elf themed holiday improv and a chat with 9 students from JMU’s New & Improv.’d! Get to know them a little bit before the Elf games. Find out what character they would be in a Christmas movie and why. Discover how auditions work and traditions they have for new members. Hear how the transition we…
 
Join us for a super fun uplifting chat on all things North Pole with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Find out why they chose the Shenandoah Valley as their second home. Learn what kind of cookie is Santa’s favorite and what he does when he comes across a home without a chimney. Find out what Mrs. Claus is up to when Santa is out of town. Learn how sleigh techn…
 
Join us for a casual and inspiring chat with laughs. Listen to the story of PrePOPsterous Gourmet Popcorn & Sodas, a Virginia Living Made in Virginia Award Winner with Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah. From living in the Midwest to JMU, hear how this Mom-preneur transitioned to doing her business full-time from a dream deferred and the lessons learned. Find ou…
 
Join us for a super fun sporty chat! Hear the story of how this ACC player birthed his coaching career from the adversity of two medical redshirts back to back in college. Find out how these trials and tribulations of season ending injuries have shaped his different perspective as a coach. Discover his answer to the question “What do you do all day…
 
Join us for lots of laughs and a super fun chat with these hilarious comics, Andy Beningo and Bill Boronkay. Listen to how they each got their start in comedy and check out their numerous comedy credits! Some of these include Andy’s Drybar Comedy Special, "Adorable Tough Guy" that’s generated over 5 million views on social media. He’s also been nam…
 
Join us for a casual fun chat with folks that feel like family at Old Town Cidery aka the cider yard! Listen to their story with Kelly Kinsey, Tasting Room Manager; Stephen Kelly, Cider Maker; and David Glaize, Co-Owner. Since 1937, four generations of Glaizes have produced premium fruit harvests between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Lear…
 
Join us for a casual and upbeat chat with Kevin Gibson from VA Momentum, a social enterprise creating fun active community focused events done in person and virtual for all skill levels. Hear VA Momentum’s story that began with a JMU connection. Discover the participant value-adds they create that makes doing their events so fun! Don’t miss the hig…
 
Join us for an engaging and inspiring episode with Connie Peterson, an Age Group World Triathlon Triathlete; JMU Professor in Athletic Training and proud aunt of a Gold Medalist in the Olympics this year! Hear her story and be inspired to achieve a higher level of fitness. Learn more about the world of triathlons and what it’s like to compete at a …
 
Join us for an upbeat and enlightening episode with music creative Ryan Clark Slocum. Listen to Ryan’s story that started with creating music using his parents’ basement using their old records to becoming the DJ Multidimensional Artist he is today having performed at over 550 events! Listen to his philosophy on one’s creative potential, his takeaw…
 
Join us for an upbeat chat with the hilarious, Dewayne White. Listen to the story of how this DC Combat Veteran transitioned to stand up comedy through the Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp. Hear his insights on what it’s like teaching the Comedy Bootcamp now. Find out more about the DC comedy scene. Listen to his take and process as …
 
Join us for laughs chatting about comedy and life with Comedian Phillip Page, based out of DC. Hear the life path that led him to stand up comedy. Listen to his take on clean comedy as a comic that also works blue. Hear a heartfelt impromptu sharing of vulnerable moments from his own past that made his recent performance and participation in a ‘Uni…
 
Join us for a fun and informative episode with JP Gulla, the new Managing Director of Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg. Hear JP’s story about his performance and business background that lead to him to overseeing the 260 seat theater featuring films, film festivals, live performances, Valley Playhouse Community Theater productions, com…
 
Join us for a fun, entertaining and interesting episode filled with short stories from these hilarious comedians all based out of Virginia. Patrick was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley. Paige is a X2 fan fav and has done several shows for us. David Beck has been doing stand up 27 years starting as a road comic in 1994! Listen to how they go…
 
Join us for laughs and good times talking comedy and life with these hilarious comedians all based out of Virginia! Hear their stories of how they each got started in stand up comedy. Discover how Leslie’s experience as a schoolteacher influences her comedy; what brought Lamont, a Detroit native, to Virginia and how Wendy got her nickname QuietStor…
 
Join us for laughs and the “hippest” chat to date on this podcast! Listen to local hip hop artist “KEYNOTE” known as “your girlfriend’s favorite rapper” tell his story on becoming a hip hop artist. Hear how relocating from DC to Harrisonburg helped boost his music career; our connection to another local rapper, Grayling Skyy; and what famous 1940s-…
 
Join us for a fun and engaging chat with this local celebrity, Brandy, a Q101 Radio DJ & Musician! Hear her story and the journey that brought her to the Valley. Get an entertaining behind the scenes look at how the day starts for this morning show DJ. Find out more about the ins and outs of what it’s like to work in radio. Learn how music is selec…
 
Join us for a fun convo about Alpacas with Dave & Teri Grembi from Point of View Alpaca Farm in Mount Sidney, VA! Hear the story of their Alpaca farm and how you can walk one to unplug amidst stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley. Learn the difference between Alpacas and Llamas. Get a history lesson on the Alpacas’ migration to the U.S. Find out …
 
Join us for laughs and an uplifting conversation with comedians Nikkie Knowles, a military wife and mother of 5 boys and PT Bratton, a Pastor- Turned-Comedian and military vet. Listen to their stories of how they each got started in comedy and find which boot camp they both attended. Hear how PT’s military experiences impacted his comedy material a…
 
Join us for a fun upbeat conversation as we chat about wines, vines and more with Babak Bakhtiar from CrossKeys Vineyards. Hear the story of the vineyard and how civil war history inspired the name. Learn what types of wine grapes grow better in Virginia; what canopy management is; how their vines are harvested and more! Find out what a Winemaker d…
 
Join X2 Fan Favorite Winston Hodges (DC) and Headliner Joel Byars (Atlanta, GA) both podcasters and award winning comedians for an engaging and funny conversation on all things comedy! Hear their stories on how they got started and how during Covid Winston made a shift to do comedy full-time while Joel started an online comedy writing club that ins…
 
For a dose of goodness, for a lifetime of wellness join us for chill and engaging chat with brothers Jake & Tanner Johnson from Pure Shenandoah. A CBD product distributor, they are the first company in the state to be accepted into the Virginia's Finest™ trademark program and source all of its hemp from farmers in the Commonwealth. Find out the dif…
 
Join us for a chill and interesting chat about beer with Jeff Moon. Hear the story of how this economist for the federal government went from a home brew kit to a brewery owner. Find out the meaning of behind the brewery’s name and what his one and half year old son, Oliver, does with the taster glasses. Jeff is both a brewer and brewery owner. Lea…
 
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