Mid-American Gardener

In 2019, I hosted and produced the Mid-American Gardener podcast for WILL, the local public media station in Urbana, IL. Every episode I got to learn something new and wonderful about the world of gardening in Central Illinois. This podcast complements the weekly Mid-American Gardener television show, which has been running for over 20 years. Under my production, the podcast became (at the time) the fastest grown podcast in Illinois Public Media history.

Check out the podcast episodes below, or access them directly at Mid-American Gardener, or subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and the NPR One App.

Happy gardening!

Episode 24: Chuck Voigt gives his ideas and suggestions for your 2019 vegetable garden

Episode 23: Fabulous ways to decorate for the holiday season with Kelly Allsup

Episode 22: Dyke Barkley talks ornamental grasses

Episode 21: Common Landscaping Mistakes with Rusty Maulding

Episode 20: Fall Cleanup with Mary Ann Metz

Episode 19: Spring is in the air with Dianne Noland

Episode 18: Dr. Andy Miller, Mycologist and Director of the Herbarium at the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Episode 17: Everything’s coming up Hostas with MAG panelist John Bodensteiner

Episode 16: The trouble with Pine Wilt Disease, with entomologist Jim Appleby

Episode 15: Weird and Strange bugs with Phil Nixon, retired entomologist

Episode 14: How to build the perfect butterfly garden with Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Horticultural Educator

Episode 13: Climate 101 with Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist

Episode 12: Getting to know Tinisha Shade-Spain, new TV host of Mid-American Gardener

Episode 11: All about cut flowers with Kent Miles, Illinois Willows

Episode 10: Diseases anyone? Plant pathologist, Jim Schuster, explains some common problems

Episode 9: Horticulturist Jennifer Nelson shares her love (and knowledge) of gardening

Episode 8: MAG panelist Martie Alagna shares her expansive knowledge

Episode 7: Master Gardener Kay Carnes talks veggies and herbs

Episode 6: Vegetable and Herb expert Chuck Voigt sits down in Studio A

Episode 5: MAG panelist Ella Maxwell chats about spring in Central Illinois