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From Asheville To Sweden

We’re back! We took a mini summer vacation, but Finding Asheville is back with a fascinating new episode. While Benny plays at the beach, Emily and guest co-host Janet sit down with our guests for the week. Elizabeth McGuire and Lina Eriksson are a couple living in Sweden. Liz is a writer – formerly of the […]

Brian Bullman: Carolina Hemp Company

On the latest episode of Finding Asheville, our hosts sit down with guest Brian Bullman. Brian is co owner of Carolina Hemp Company, a wholesaler of premium hemp goods. The focus of Carolina Hemp Company is on “building a business that helps bring hemp to the mainstream market. While changing the stereotype and stigma associated with […]

Ashes To Asheville

A divorced artist leaves California and moves to Asheville. Around the same time, an author and his wife leaves California and moves to Asheville. The difference, besides relationship status, is one is a fictional character and one isn’t. N. John Shore, Jr. is the author of the “real time serial novel” Ashes to Asheville which […]

Appalachian Pi

In our latest local podcast crossover we speak to Blaine Kerr, host of Appalachian Pi. Blaine tells us about how he does things on his show; how it all got started; how it almost ended before it began, and about what the future may hold for all of the WNC area podcasts. Blaine is the […]

Tell Me A Story

When you think of storytelling, you probably picture people sitting around a campfire trading tall tales of action, adventure, horror, or even comedy. That type of entertainment is as old as mankind itself, and continues to this day. This week we spoke to professional storyteller David Joe Miller. David tell us what it’s like to […]

Derby Time With The Blue Ridge Rollergirls

On this episode of Finding Asheville, hosts Benny and Emily sit down with Pushy and Sailor of the Blue Ridge Rollergirls. The Blue Ridge Rollergirls are an all female, flat track roller derby league in Asheville. Don’t know a lot about roller derby? Neither do our hosts, who get a sound education on the particulars […]

100th Episode Celebration, and an Islamic Education

Over two years ago Nathan Miller started the Finding Asheville podcast. Unfortunately Nathan had to move away, but Benny and Emily have tried to keep this wonderful program alive. Today is Finding Asheville’s landmark one hundredth episode. We got a bit more serious than usual for our hundredth and spoke to Mohammad Taha, the Imam (spiritual leader) […]

You’re A Wizard Harry!

Hold on to your broomsticks! This week we spoke with Katie L, the founder of Asheville’s chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. The Harry Potter Alliance is: “changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, [the HPA] engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and […]

Replace Smoking With Healthier Habits: The Vape Episode

On this belated episode of Finding Asheville, hosts Benny Whitaker and Emily Trimnal sit down with Curtis Sluder. Curtis, a longtime smoker, had to suddenly give up his habit for health reasons a few years ago. Quitting smoking is hard, and replacing old habits with new ones is half the battle. Curtis got into the […]

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