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2 Angry Buds – January 2017 Edition


The Angry Buds have returned!  The election and inauguration had left them too stunned to speak.  But then, the new POTUS started signing orders, nominating incompetents to important posts, and tweeting early morning absurdities (commonly known as “alternative facts”).   That was sufficient impetus to get Mel & Vic off their porch swings and back on the warpath.  So, sit back and have a listen as your hosts offer their polemic on the new Drumpf era!


Off The Beaten Path: Runners’ Radio, Episode 7


In this edition of Runner’s Radio, your host, Tavi Wallace, interviews Danny Chester, a UPS employee for over 26 years, who talks about how he is able to get enough sleep not only to function, but to wake up at 3:30 a.m. each morning and run before work.  Highlights of the interview include Chester’s big reveal that pickle juice is his marathon drink of choice, advice on racing in high tops, and how he manages his ultimate weakness — cheesecake!

Off the Beaten Path: Runners’ Radio, Episode 5

In this extended episode, our host, Tavi Wallace, interviews April Woo, a seasoned Louisvillian runner.

In Part 1 of the interview, April discusses training like a champion, eating smart and what can happen when you run at 5 a.m.

In Part 2, she discusses a family-friendly rivalry, an emotional Boston Marathon experience, and “cutting Footloose.”


Off the Beaten Path: Runners’ Radio, Episode 4


In this program, Tavi interviews James Howard, a recent graduate of the University of Louisville.  He works at UPS and never thought he would become a distance runner. Now, he is planning to run an ultra-marathon in the near future. Generally, he lets his running do the talking.  In this interview, he takes a seat and instead does some talking about running.

Off the Beaten Path: Runners’ Radio, Episode 3

In this episode, Tavi interviews Jackie Cassady, product manager of renewable energy at Genscape.  Her Masters degree is an impressive combination of study areas in Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Food Safety and Epistemology from the University of Kentucky.  She talks about her personal records this past year in various race distances. She also discusses nutrition and the friends she’s made from running and racing under Team Fleet Feet.

Off The Beaten Path: Runners’ Radio, Episode 1

Off The Beaten Path: Runners’ Radio discusses local runners, local races and local runners running races (say that five times fast!)

The host of Off the Beaten Path:  Runners’ Radio is Tavi Wallace,  a 20-something runner and barista.  She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in Communications and Spanish, with plans to start graduate school next year with a masters in marriage and family therapy. She enjoys traveling and has been to 12 countries (so far). She is a life-long vegetarian who tries to eat local as much as possible.

In this premiere episode, Tavi interviews Chloe Zimmerer, a graduate student in Bellarmine University’s Physical Therapy program.  She is a self-identified trail runner, and her pride and joy is her puppy, Marshall.