Live At Daly's



Live at Daly's, where journalist and author B.C. Kowalski interviews interesting people in central Wisconsin about interesting things. All podcasts are recorded at Daly's restaurant and jazz club in downtown Wausau.


  • The end of the Wausau Center mall w/ Jarrod Crooks | Keep it Wausome 52

    24/05/2021 Duración: 01h16min

    In this video I sit down with Jarrod Crooks and talk about the end of Wausau Center mall, our memories of Wausau's mall and share some listener's memories too! Plus, bonus footage of a scene Jarrod shot at the mall in its heyday, my walkthrough of the mall toward the end of its life and one of the old commercials from the 80s.

  • Scott Laub, founder of Skeeters Woodshop, talks recovery, music and woodworking | Keep it Wausome 51

    14/05/2021 Duración: 01h09min

    Scott Laub is the founder of Skeeter's Woodshop, and before that had a career in music as a hired gun drummer, working for bands that opened for some pretty big acts. Laub talks very candidly with Keep it Wausome about giving up alcohol and turning to woodworking to fill that void.

  • Zola Jesus on her new album, criticisms of Spotify and why she loves Wisconsin so much | 50

    22/04/2021 Duración: 01h11min

    For our very special 50th episode of Keep it Wausome podcast, we're joined by Nika Danilova, AKA Zola Jesus! Nika and I talk about growing up with classical music and how it can be stifling; the trouble with Spotify; recording her new album; and why she returned to Wisconsin and lovers it here so much. This is now the second time I've had long conversations with Nika and I've really enjoyed talk with her both times. I hope you will enjoy this conversation too!

  • Justin Evans talks about LA, acting and becoming director at CWCT | Keep it Wausome 49

    06/04/2021 Duración: 57min

    Justin Evans once moved to LA to pursue - wait for it - country music. Now he is the executive director of the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum. Evans talks to me about acting, singing, LA, running the CWCT during the pandemic and so much more - don't miss it! Want to help out the CWCT? You can do so right here:

  • Gina Cornell, the journalist turned triathlete who is revolutionizing the clothing business | 48

    18/03/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Gina Cornell worked in Cancun as a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald, is a triathlete and is about to launch her new triathlon clothing brand, Ciao Bella. Her journey into the world of health and triathlons is fascinating, as is her journey into entrepreneurship! Find Ciao Bella Athletics on Facebook!

  • Harold Melo returns to his Peruvian musical roots on his new single | 47

    04/03/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    In this episode of the podcast I sit down with Harold Melo, who has played guitar with the likes of Substyle, Billy Bronsted and the Loot, Brad Emanuel and countless others. Harold is one of the best guitar players I know, a guy who lives and breathes music and understands it better than I could ever hope to. Catch a glimpse of his new single It's Not Too Late and then go buy it on Bandcamp, and listen on Spotify!

  • Keep it Wausome 46: Jerome Segura III, the economist who became a mushroom grower

    24/02/2021 Duración: 54min

    Jerome Segura III was a top economist at UW-Stevens Point. Today, he's a grower of mushrooms and runs the business Segura and Sons, a growing business in Stevens Point. We talk about how he made that transition and I get his take on a number of economics topics in this episode of Keep it Wausome! Want all the local news delivered to your inbox once per week? Sign up for The Wausonian for free at

  • Keep it Wausome 45: William Harris

    05/02/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    I've been excited for this one. William Harris is, as far as anyone can tell, Marathon County's first black elected official. But that's honestly the least interesting thing about Mr. Harris. Most elected officials take a term or two, or at least a year, to get their feet under them. William just hit the ground running and his efforts have already led to a ton of change. Thanks to him residents at Island Place, many who are elderly, now have a bus stop they can access. And the county thanks to William's efforts is seeking aid from the state that could mean the difference between being evicted and staying in their home. And did you know he went to Oxford? William is one impressive fellow, and someone who chose to live in Wausau. It was an honor to sit down with him for a conversation. Also, check out these Black History Month events William is working on - find his Facebook page for more details: Black History Month: Courageous Community Conversations February 3rd, 2021 US History After the Transatlantic

  • Keep it Wausome 44: Ashlie Montana Zeidler

    27/01/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Ashlie Montana Zeidler is not only an amazing yoga teacher, but, well, I just love the way she thinks! She's one of those people who I can run into and start chatting with, and suddenly realize an hour has gone by. I wanted to sit down with Ashlie to talk about fitness and the new year, and how to approach a changing year. I think you'll enjoy hearing from Ashlie as much as I always do! Her Etsy shop is called: AshZeidlerCreative

  • Keep it Wausome 43: Rockstar fitness with Melissa Rae Hartl

    17/01/2021 Duración: 01h33min

    With all the fitness enthusiasm in the new year, I sit down with Melissa Rae Hartl, the member experience manager at Anytime Fitness, avid weightlifter and the lead vocalist of The Hartless! We talk about starting out on a fitness journey and best practices and also spend a lot of time talking about music too. I think you'll enjoy this episode! I sure did!

  • Keep it Wausome 42: Rebecca Tuly and Jahn Martin talk Wausau Mountain Biking

    28/12/2020 Duración: 48min

    In this episode, Rebecca Tuley and Jahn Martin join me to talk about new developments in Wausau area mountain biking. We break some news on the podcast, from new trails under way to new, local ownership of a popular area mountain bike race. If you are interested in mountain biking and its growth in central Wisconsin, you will want to check out this episode!

  • Keep it Wausome 41: Marty Cheyka

    16/12/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    Today's guest is Marty Cheyka. Marty is the founder of Whitehouse Studios, a music production studio just outside of Wausau. Marty and his wife Shelby had a record contract with a major label studio and worked under Timbaland but through a series of unfortunate events came back to Wausau and now are major players in the music scene here. I've interviewed him twice now - once for City Pages and now for this podcast — and I've really enjoyed talking with him. I hope you enjoy this conversation too!

  • Keep it Wausome 40: Tammy Stezenski

    24/11/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    It's our 40th episode! And I've got a great one for you: my former boss, and founder of City Pages, Tammy Stezenski! Tammy defied the odds in 1993 starting a brand new, weekly alternative newspaper in Wausau, where many thought was impossible in such a small city. Tammy proved otherwise and ran City Pages until this year when she finally sold it. We talk about the challenges of quitting to start a small business, some sexism early on and some tips for young entrepreneurs going into business now. You really don't want to miss this one folks! This is possibly my favorite episode of the podcast so far; definitely top 5!

  • Keep it Wausome 39: Talking Elections2020 with Eric Giordano

    10/11/2020 Duración: 01h30min

    In this special podcast I sit down with Eric Giordano, executive director of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and my former Political Science Professor. I've always respected and admired Eric and learned a ton from him in his class. We're both fiercely independent and loyal to no party, so I thought him the perfect person to analyze these elections. He did not disappoint! You might agree or disagree, but at the least it will make you think.

  • Keep it Wausome 38: Fitness entrepreneur Eric Thomas

    29/10/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    Folks, I've never learned more in a podcast about entrepreneurship than in this sit down with Eric Thomas. Eric owners multiple businesses such as LIFT gyms, Echoscapes metal sculpture, supplement company NFP Gear and 180 Cuts Market with his wife, a cafe in the Rib Mountain Lift that is open to the public and specializes in health meals. We talk about the necessity of pushing through failure in business, of learning from all of those who have been doing it longer than you, dealing with criticism and pushing through when things seem tough. Early on we get some nutrition advice from Eric too. This podcast was a lot of fun and I learned a lot!

  • Keep it Wausome 37: Lora Bladow

    12/10/2020 Duración: 57min

    My guest today is Lora Bladow - she is a real estate rock star in our area, one of my favorite sources of information in the real estate realm in our area, and I wanted to find out how she got started. I call her a superstar because she hasn’t been afraid to put herself out there on social media in a very authentic way, and I think it’s a reason for her success.

  • Keep it Wausome 36: Trevor Roark and the bicycle delivery company

    30/09/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    Trevor Roark is the founder of the bicycle-based company Curbwise, which specializes in bicycle delivery for businesses - a nice thing during the pandemic. Trevor used to run UWSP Adventure Tours prior to COVID, and his travel adventures have been featured in City Pages. And, you might know him from his time in regional Irish band Green Tea! Give it up for my good pal Trevor Roark!

  • Keep it Wausome 35: Bradley Sperger

    22/09/2020 Duración: 44min

    Bradley Sperger, recording artist and one man band joins the Keep it Wausome podcast to talk about his newest single, It Will Stay the Same. Sperger is known for recording exclusively on his ipad, and live he is a one man band, building songs through live looping with a variety of instruments. We talk about songwriting, the recording process and the marvels of modern recording!

  • Keep it Wausome 34: Jurassic Park w Jarrod Crooks

    09/09/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    Guest host Jarrod Crooks joins me to talk about what makes Jurassic Park so awesome and how it stands the test of time. The film is now on Netflix and is just as good today as it was in 1992. We can't say the same for the sequels, unfortunately. Jarrod Crooks is joining me as my new gust host - let me know what you think!

  • Keep it Wausome 33: Tim Buchholz

    24/08/2020 Duración: 54min

    Tim Buchholz is not only a jazz musician and vocalist, as well as a teacher at UWSP @ Wausau. He and his wife are also part of an adventure racing team ranked No. 1 in the entire country! We talked about music, adventure racing and he and Anna's potential foray onto television - and you will hear it here first!

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