Talk of the Triangle Podcast

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Talk of the Triangle Podcast
People, places + events worth talking about.


Midtown, 5 West and Triangle Family magazines’ “Talk of the Triangle” podcast introduces listeners to the fascinating people, places, events and activities that make this region such an enriching place to live.

Talk of the Triangle expands on the stories you have loved in the magazines, and introduces you to new stories and fascinating people we have yet to write about.

Episode 14: The Mystery of the Carolina Bays – Featuring Tom Poland
Explore the Carolina bays with South Carolina author Tom Poland, who takes a deep dive into this southern mystery. Plus, listen to his summary of a nonfiction article he wrote called “How a Mule Kick Killed 8 People.”

Episode 13: Fashion in the Triangle
Meet two local fashionistas and boutique owners: Mandy Becky of Swagger and Catherine Carter of The Gatorbug. Mandy and Catherine share their experiences in the fashion industry and list the wardrobe staples every woman should have.

Episode 12: Hometown Broadway Star, Lauren Kennedy Brady
Lauren Kennedy Brady, local theater star and Theatre Raleigh’s Producing Artistic Director, discusses her Broadway and Hollywood experiences, as well as what she is doing now at Theatre Raleigh.

Episode 11: Modernist Homes in the Triangle
George Smart and Rebekah Laney of NCModernist and USModernist, discuss the modernist homes movement in North Carolina and the U.S.

Episode 10: Meet Chasta Hamilton
Chasta Hamilton is an entrepreneur who believes everyone has the power to reach their fullest potential. She is also an author, owner of Stage Door Dance and creator of the Girls Geared for Greatness nonprofit.

Episode 9: TRX Fitness
Meet Paul Baron and Elizabeth Gaddy, founders of TRX Freestyle and Fitness Unscripted. Discover what TRX straps are and why Paul and Elizabeth decided to launch a business featuring this unique way to exercise.

Episode 8: Radio’s Sweetheart Erica DeLong
Erica DeLong, a fixture on local radio for nearly two decades, currently hosts “The Erica Show” on G105 and is an ABC 11 influencer. She shares memories of favorite on-air experiences, celebrity interviews, and red carpet moments at the Oscars and CMAs.

Episode 7: Raleigh’s Favorite Scrooge
Meet Ira David Wood III, one of Raleigh’s most famous celebrities and the most entertaining Scrooge of them all! IDW III enters his 49th season as “Scrooge” in “A Christmas Carol,” showing in Raleigh December 9–11 and in Durham December 14–18.

Episode 6: Capital City Ghosts, Part 2
In this episode, we talk with The Ghost Guild Executive Director Nelson Nausse, along with Guild members Kara Leinfelder, creative director for the North Carolina Museum of History; and Al Parker, who has created a collection of “ghastly” ghost tours of the Triangle, available on the Durham-based Built Story app. Learn about their experiences conducting paranormal investigations.

Episode 5: Capital City Ghosts, Part 1
In this episode, we talk with Ernest Dollar, author and Director of the Raleigh City Museum and Pope House, about his book, work and experience with ghost stories in the Triangle. We discuss local history and some of the souls who may still be wandering around Raleigh.

Episode 4: Bolognese and Bourbon
Bolognese + Bourbon. This episode introduces you to Executive Chef Oscar Gnapi, at the helm for Fenton’s new Colleta Italian Food & Wine restaurant in Cary; and Brandon McCraney, owner of Olde Raleigh Distillery in Zebulon.

Episode 3: Baseball Card Comeback
Did you collect baseball cards? There’s a good chance Gregg Forwerck was behind the camera that took your favorite athletes’ photos. In this episode, Gregg shares some of his favorite memories about life as a baseball card photographer, and discusses how baseball card photos have changed over the years.

Episode 2: RV Life
Meet two local RV couples: Newlyweds who lived in their 44-foot Keystone Fuzion Toy Hauler RV for an entire year, and married parents who travel in their Class B Airstream Interstate 19 Touring Coach anytime they get a chance.

Episode 1:
Pollen is more than the yellow cloud that boosts the bees-ness of car washes and Kleenex.
In our debut podcast, you’ll meet the “Urban Beekeeper,” Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, and the marketing director of Fairview Garden Center, Heather Rollins.