Humboldt Holding Up

LoCO’s good-enough pandemic-era podcast! Most weeks, now, the Lost Coast Outpost zooms with community members — elected officials, business owners, artists and more — to see how they’re faring in our strange new COVID-affected world. 

You have ears. Let your neighbors in ‘em.

June 2022

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: In a Housing Crunch, What’s It Like to Build a Home in Arcata? Will Startare Did It

HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Redwood News Anchor John Kennedy O’Connor on His First Impressions of Humboldt and His Love/Hate Relationship With the Eurovision Song Contest

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: It’s Time to Vote! Breaking Down the June 7 Election With Hank Sims and Tom Wheeler

May 2022

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Craig and Holly are Brad and Janet in Ferndale Rep’s Rocky Horror Show Which FINALLY Opens This Week

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: St. Joe’s ER Nurse Lauren Van Vlear on the Increase of Patients in Mental Health Crisis Since COVID and the Toll It’s Taking on Medical Staff

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: What Will the End of Roe v. Wade Mean for Humboldt? Planned Parenthood Northern California CEO Gilda Gonzales is Ready to Meet the Moment

April 2022

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Local Engineer Darren Weiss Went to Antarctica, So Let’s Talk About That

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: ‘How About a Bout of Bounskee?’ Local Game Inventor Justin Schwartzman Invites You to Play His Creation

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Catching Up on the Arcata Gateway Plan With Senior Planner Delo Freitas

March 2022

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Supervisor Virginia Bass on Deciding Not to Run For Reelection, the Candidates Vying For Her Seat and What She Learned Serving Steaks in Her Father’s Steakhouse

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Co-Owner of Annie’s Cambodian Laura Chau-Yang on the Restaurant’s Recent Hardships, the Family’s Dedication to Serving Good Food and the Love They Have for the Community

February 2022

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Comedian Josh Barnes on the Pros of the Humboldt Comedy Scene and Slogging Through the Unfunniness of COVID

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: What Can We Expect With HSU’s Transition to Cal Poly Humboldt?

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Jesse Wiedel Paints a Fantasy Version of Humboldt That Maybe Hits Too Close To Home

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Object Heavy’s Brian Swislow on the Pandemic’s Impacts on Humboldt’s Live Music Scene and His Lengthy Career in Funk and Soul

January 2022

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: The Search for Hunter Lewis and His Lost Treasure: Father Corey Lewis On the Life and Legacy of His Son

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: A ‘Cannabis Conversation’ With Cultivator and Humboldt-Native Jesse Duncan

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: How Can Humboldt Better Prepare for Future Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Storms? Alison Sterling Nichols of COAD Discusses Countywide Disaster Response and Preparation

December 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Miranda’s Rescue Founder Shannon Miranda Discusses His Work Caring For Animals (And People Too)

November 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Retiring Eureka Police Chief Steve Watson on the Challenges and Successes of His Time With EPD, the Staffing Crisis and the Department’s Recent Texting Scandal

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Who Was Rick Bartow? A New Film Project Attempts to Chronicle the Work and Life of the Late Wiyot Artist

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Getting to Know the Foggy Bottoms Boys, Gay Ferndale Farmers and Social Media Stars

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: North Coast News’ Nazy Javid on Making Humboldt Home, Juggling Social Media and Her Daily Decision to ‘Choose Happy’

October 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Pumpkin Carving Master Mike Craghead On His Passion for Slashin’ Gourds and Other Produce

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: EPD Sgt. Leonard LaFrance on Progressive Policing and How CSET Has Worked to Address Homelessness and Mental Health Issues in COVID-Era Eureka

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Duane Flatmo Says Goodbye to ‘El Pulpo Mecanico’ and Looks Back on His Life as a Muralist, Kinetic Sculpture Racer and Celebrity Elbow Rubber

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Let’s Talk Psychedelics! Arcata City Councilmember Sarah Schaefer on the Council’s Recent Decriminalization of Entheogens

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: From the Ashes of KHSU Rises Humboldt Hot Air! Now Neroli Devaney Needs Your Splendid Show Ideas

September 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: St. Joe’s Medical Staff Members Austin Allison and James Ladika On Life in the Hospital During COVID

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Recent GQ Magazine Article Subject Richard Evans on the Back to the Land Movement, Stained Glass and Why He’s Still a Hippie Idealist

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Will the Show Go On? Calder Johnson of NCRT on the Struggles of the Live Theatre Industry During COVID

August 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: After 50 Years in Broadcasting, Dave Silverbrand is Feeling Good and Would Love to Perform Your Spanish-Language Wedding

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: How Do We Tackle Humboldt’s Housing Crisis? State Housing Policy Specialist Brian Heaton Shares His Thoughts

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Lucas Thornton and Blake Reagan are Going to Paint a Really Big Mural on the Courthouse This Week

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Arcata Councilmember Emily Goldstein on Falling in Love With Her City and Helping Guide It Through Pandemic

July 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: A River May Soon Not Run Through It? Kayak and Fishing Guide Eric Stockwell On the Health of Humboldt’s Waterways

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo on Those Parking Lot Housing Plans, the Investigation into EPD Officers’ Hateful Texts and Her Service as a Coastie

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Marnie Atkins on the Wiyot Tribe’s New Old Town Cultural Center, Preserving the Soulatluk Language, and Educating the Community About Our Shared History

June 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Let’s Talk Cannabis! HCGA Director Natalynne DeLapp on the Sun Valley Weed Farm, the Drought and Other Issues Impacting the Industry

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Reasons to Hope? A Discussion on Humboldt’s Big Money Projects With RREDC’s Gregg Foster

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Dell’Arte’s Michael Fields Reflects on 45 Years Creating ‘Havoc’ in Blue Lake

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Let’s Talk Llamas! Keagan Trischum Invites You to Go on an Adventure With a Friendly Camelid by Your Side

May 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Go, Crabs, Go! President of the Humboldt Crabs David Sharp On the Return of Local Baseball

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Ferndale Organic Dairy Farmers Kristina Radelfinger and Dorice Miranda Explain A2/A2 Milk

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Former Arcata City Councilmember and Historic Preservation Enthusiast Alex Stillman On Her City’s Past, Present and Future

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Cooperation Humboldt’s David Cobb on Building a Local Solidarity Economy and His Political Activism

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Can Humboldt Boast the Most Artists Per Capita in the State? Ink People Executive Director Libby Maynard Defends the Popular Claim

April 2021

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Amy Cirincione O’Connor on Launching Scotia Lodge and Papa & Barkley Social

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Local Musician Lyndsey Battle Is Finding the Silver Lining of a Year Without Live Music

(AUDIO) HUMBOLDT HOLDING UP: Yurok Tribal Member and Mad River Brewery CEO Linda Cooley is Sharing Her People’s Story Through Beer


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