Podcast Episodes

Pat Brunner

The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Pat Brunner. Pat came to Berea College in the early 1950s and quickly made Berea her home. Listen for stories from Pat’s involvement with the Civil Rights Movement and other life lessons.

Enjoy this recording from 2001.

To hear the episode, click on the green play button above.

2018 Christmas Festival – LIVE

Click above to listen to hear the sounds of First Christian Church’s 2018 Christmas Festival! Church members took to the microphone to share Christmas memories, traditions, and recipes.

A manger scene kicked off the Christmas Festival!

A Facebook Live recording is on the First Christian Church’s Facebook Page. Here is a link to the video:  https://www.facebook.com/FCCBerea/videos/437441803456019/

Holiday Bazaar

Here is a holiday bazaar that is 50 years in the making. Listen and learn the recipes and passion that is going into the 2018 Holiday Bazaar at Berea’s United Methodist Church.

Here are some pictures from the making of the Pumpkin Rolls and the Peanut Brittle:

Holiday Bazaar Flyer

Pumpkin Roll Crew

Pumkin Rolls in process

Peanut Brittle in process

Eight ounces of Peanut Brittle in bags

Proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar supports…

THE Peanut Brittle recipe

Four generations of chefs

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Berea’s Food Bank

The Berea Food Bank and Berea College’s CELTS program have worked together for almost 30 years. Listen in to hear about both the Food Bank’s history and services as well as how the CELTS program serves both the college students and our community.

Here are some pictures…

Sign on the Food Bank’s front door.

Hours and Information on the front door.

Annual Report Cover

Annual Report

Annual Report

Annual Report

Annual Report

Annual Report

Information in the bag left on our front porch.

Information about how to give a financial donation to the Berea Food Bank.

The morning breakfast CELTS meeting before the work begins…

The work taking place out front of the Food Bank.

A different view of the work taking place out front of the Food Bank.

Jerry Workman at his desk at the Food Bank.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Berea’s Food Bank Facebook Page:


Berea College CELTS Program Facebook Page:



NOTE: Click the green play button at the top to hear this very meaningful episode.


Jereme Zimmerman

Berea’s Jereme Zimmerman is a national expert on several sustainability topics and the go-to person on making Mead. Jereme joins Troy on this episode to talk about his craft and becoming a national expert while living in Berea.

Here are links mentioned in the show:

Click here to search Google for Jereme Zimmerman.

Here is the facebook page for Robie Books. You can swing by and pick up Jereme’s books here.

Click here to get to know the Permaculture Podcast. They love Berea!

Geocaching In Berea

Geocaching is awesome and Berea hosts an annual Geotour the third weekend of October. Click the green play button above and listen as Troy and Della talk to Jennifer Napier about this event and the joys of Geocaching.

Here are pictures of the event:

2018 participants will receive a very special token.

Jennifer Napier and Della pose for a picture.

People are excited to register for the Saturday morning events.

When you see this, it is time to Geocach!

Here are links mentioned in the episode:

Here is the Facebook page for the Berea Geocaching weekend: https://www.facebook.com/BCOCAGW/

Go here for the official website on Geocaching: https://www.geocaching.com/play

What’s New at Boone and Chestnut?

This is the scene currently at Boone and Chestnut…

A Shake Shack is coming to Boone and Chestnut! Listen in for the inside scoop on this new addition to our town. We literally were driving by the Coming Soon sign and thought we would go in and ask about what was going on. We met some nice people with some mouthwatering news!

Here is the link to Everyday Nutrition on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EverydayNutritionBerea

Here is a link to our episode with the Jazz Walker that we mention in this week’s episode: http://thebereapodcast.com/the-jazz-walker