We’re headed into another long weekend, so here’s some podcast episodes you might have missed. Press play for interviews about getting outdoors, enjoying your backyard, and exploring our city.
Do you struggle to flex your green thumb?
Did you buy a bunch of plants during the first few months of staying home this past spring? Meet Natasha Brittain, one of the owners of Shadyside Nursery.
It’s hot and city pools are closed.
Good thing we have lots of rivers to explore. Meet Ian Smith, founder and lead guide of SurfSUP Adventures. His stand-up paddleboarding experiences allow you to safely get out on the water while remaining socially distant. He has a perfect record of getting people to balance and stand on the boards, too.
Has your backyard grill been working overtime?
Meet Doug Derda, the man behind Yinz Love BBQ, a local website focused on all things barbeque in Western PA. He shouts out some of his favorite places for takeout (including a spot for smoked tofu) and some of his tips for purchasing meat, rubs, and accessories.
Looking to explore a different neighborhood?
Meet Laura Zurowski and Dean Bog. Their projects focus on doing just that. In episode 15, Laura Zurowski shares how the book “Pittsburgh Steps: The Story of the City’s Public Stairways” by Bob Regan led to her quest to climb and document all the flights of stairs in Pittsburgh. In episode 18, local YouTube sensation Dean Bog shares his process for making those neighborhood videos you’ve seen shared all over social media.