The Alaska Show show

The Alaska Show

Summary: How Alaska really works, and how Alaskans really live, as told by this state's exceptional people.


 Alaska's Youngest Big Game Hunting Guide with Tyler Kuhn - TAS #11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:24

This week I sit down with Assistant Guide Tyler Kuhn about his truly amazing story of becoming Alaska's youngest big game guide. Growing up impoverished in Western Pennsylvania, hunting was both an escape and a way to put food on his family's table. From a young age he had a singular focus to move to Alaska and become a big game guide. His journey of the last 6 years has been filled with harrowing encounters and bad actors, but through perseverance he achieved his dreams.

 Online Fishmonger with Wild Alaskan Company Founder Arron Kallenberg - TAS #10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:32

I sit down with Arron Kallenberg, founder of Wild Alaskan Company, to discuss how building a tech platform around the family business of fishing Bristol Bay sockeye is reviving the dying profession of personal fishmonger in the internet age. We talk family history in Alaska, why so many fishermen are intellectuals, the inception of Wild Alaskan Company, the challenges of selling frozen fish online, and how "Antifragile" helped his company prepare for disruption.

 "Alaska is Unsustainable" an Interview with Robin O. Brena - TAS #9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:49

This episode will make you mad and will open your eyes. Anchorage attorney and real estate investor Robin O. Brena is spearheading the Fair Share Act on the ballot in November to raise production taxes on Alaska's most established and profitable oil fields like Prudhoe. He lays out the flaws in SB21, explains why the Alaskan economy was still in recession when oil was at $70 a barrel, and how our PFD and essential services are unsustainable.

 Alaska's Biggest Export is Ray Troll Art - TAS #8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:16

I sit down with Ray Troll, Ketchikan-based artist, to discuss how Alaska's fishing industry inspired him to build a t-shirt empire that would ship millions of shirts worldwide and adorn the chests of rockstars and actors, the business of art, the founding of Salmonfest, the ongoing fight against Pebble Mine, and Alaska's precarious future. Ray Troll Interview (5:15)

 The Last Mountain Man with Buck Bowden - TAS #7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:16

This week we talk to Buck Bowden, Alaska master hunting guide and founder of Hidden Alaska Guides and Outfitters, one of the state’s top-rated Dall Sheep, Moose, and Grizzly hunt outfitters. We talk about trying to make grizzly bear edible, how hunting culture has changed, the pressure high-end outfitters face to be successful from clients, young people in hunting, and his amazing story of becoming a true Alaskan bush man. Intro (1:11) Interview w Buck Bowden (10:19)

 Salmon Sisters Feed the World with Claire Neaton and Emma Teal - HAP #37 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:43

I sit down with Claire Neaton and Emma Teal of The Salmon Sisters. These sisters co-founded the successful clothing, gear, and wild-caught Alaskan seafood brand and we talk their new cookbook, starting the company, and Alaskan seafood. I also talk fishing in Cordova and sit down with Dr. Minda Morris, PT at South Peninsula Hospital. (1:29) Intro (12:56) Dr. Minda Morris (17:29) "The Salmon Sisters" Claire and Emma

 Alaska Coronavirus Update #9 - April 14th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:49

On Alaska Coronavirus Update #9 I talk about antibody testing, Zoom call etiquette, and social media after Covid. I also cover Alaska coronavirus news and speak to Derotha Ferraro at South Peninsula Hospital about the hospital’s testing and supplies, how to get healthcare from your home through telehealth, and the state’s expanded symptoms for Covid testing. Intro (0:00) Alaska News (11:37) Derotha Ferraro (24:31) Instagram @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey

 Alaska's Anti-Reality TV Entertainer with Rob Prince - TAS #6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:27

This week on The Alaska Show I sit down with Rob Prince, Associate Professor at UAF and the founder of Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska. We discuss documentaries, how DWN was founded from his experience with reality tv, who controls Alaska's image to the world, and what makes a great story. As a special bonus we include one of the great stories from DWN at the beginning of the program! (0:55) Intro (3:27) Dark Winter Nights Story (13:59) Rob Prince Interview

 Alaska Coronavirus Update #8 - April 4th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:11

On today's Alaska Coronavirus Update I talk about how the news has changed over the last few weeks, we get important indicators of what fishing and tourism will look like this summer, and we speak to Derotha Ferraro at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer about how they've shifted from preparation to action. (0:00) Intro/News (12:16) Derotha Ferraro at South Peninsula Hospital IG @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey

 How to be an Alaskan Gold Miner with Emily Riedel - HAP #36 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:06

We sit down with Emily Riedel - gold miner, star of "Bering Sea Gold" tv show, and opera singer, and talk to her about dredging for gold, growing up in Homer, life in Nome, opera music, and being a reality television star. We also talk to Ashley Brasfield from South Peninsula Hospital Rehab clinic about tips for when to bring children in to see a speech language pathologist. (1:11) Intro (9:10) SPH Rehab w Ashley Brasfield (13:18) Emily Riedel IG @AlaskaShow

 Alaska Coronavirus Update #7 - March 30th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:07

On today's Alaska Coronavirus Update I talk about the waiting game, talk about how our society will come out the other side of this virus, reasons for economic hope and Alaska news. No guests today. (0:00) Intro/The Waiting Game (6:25) Alaska News IG @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey

 Alaska Coronavirus Update #6 - March 27th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:57

On today's Update I talk about major milestones for Covid-19 thus far such as the new stimulus bill and the US leading the world in Covid-19 cases and I ask the question "How do we get out of this lockdown?" I also speak with public health nurse Lorne Carroll and Juneau staffer Nathan Simpson. (0:00) News (21:27) Lorne Carroll - Public Health Nurse in Alaska (38:2) Nathan Simpson - Legislative Staffer in Juneau IG @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey

 How to Be a Successful Youtuber with Annemarie Chase - TAS #5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:55

This week we sit down with "Annemarie Chase" successful Youtuber with almost 140k subscribers. We discuss what it takes to be a successful content creator, growing up in Anchorage, and how a social media presence can give us professional leverage. Alex and JJ are socially distancing. Alex talks about the definition of "clean" in the age of Coronavirus. (0:00) Intro/The Definition of "Clean" (8:10) Annemarie Chase IG @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey

 Alaska Coronavirus Update #5 - March 25th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:29

On Alaska Coronavirus Update #5 I talk about what's going on in the stock market as well as Alaska news over the last 24 hours. We also talk to Rob Prince, professor at UAF, about how life in Fairbanks is being affected, how the university is reacting, and travel restrictions. (0:00) What is happening to the stock market? (10:19) News around Alaska (19:19) UAF Professor Rob Prince IG @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey

 Alaska Coronavirus Update #4 - March 24th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:16

On Alaska Coronavirus Update #4 we go over the case count and news including new quarantine mandates for travelers and legislation to at the state and federal level. We also talk to Makeisha Smith, mother of 4 in Homer and long-time homeschooler, about tips and strategies for parents who suddenly have to educate/entertain school-age children who are home from school. (0:00) News (21:11) Makeisha Smith IG @AlaskaShow @AlexanderTrokey


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