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Josh and Tom Devour the World

41 EpisodesProduced by Joshua BatenhorstWebsite

Featuring performer/improviser/comedian Tom Chalmers and CEO of Bright Star Touring Theatre, Josh Batenhorst, this podcast discusses what the hosts have been "eating/drinking and thinking" over the past week, both literally and figuratively, and then includes an interview with a real-life working ar… read more

41 Episodes | 2021

Season 2, Episode 8: Michael Poandl, Explore Asheville

November 18th, 2021


We touch base with our "man about town," Michael Poandl, whose job it is to literally be all about our town - Asheville - as part of his role with …

Season 2, Episode 7 - Angie Flynn-McIver, author and communication expert

November 11th, 2021


Angie Flynn-McIver is so many things - co-founder of Asheville's NC Stage Company, theatre artist, founder of professional communication and coaching firm IgniteCSP and now AUTHOR of the amazing helping, friendly book -

Just the Songs - Human Part

November 3rd, 2021


Full moon shining in my head it’s crying awooo…

Just The Takes - "Bride Share"

November 3rd, 2021


In this take, Tom explores taking the process of hitching bride and groom hback from the traditional religious entities and bringing wedding power back to the people.

Season 2, Episode 6: Scott Bunn, Recliner Notes - an exploration of Bob Dylan

November 3rd, 2021


When Scott Bunn graduated from Wake Forest University he should have declared his major as "Polymath." Whether it's sports as co-host of "Run That …

Season 2, Ep. 5 - Edwin Arnaudin, Asheville Movie Guy

October 28th, 2021


Just in time for scary movie season, we bring in Asheville movie critic, Edwin Arnaudin, to give his picks and we find out all about his work as a film critic for, Mountain Xpress, Citizen-Times and …

Season 2, Episode 4: Byron Ballard - Asheville's "Village Witch"

October 19th, 2021


It's the spooky season and what better way to get into the spirit of the season than by talking to Asheville's Village Witch, Byron Ballard!  We find out so much about what it means to be a witch in modern times. We …

Just the Takes - "Take the Note"

October 19th, 2021


In this take, Tom reminds us that, before we get defensive, perhaps a better response is to "Take the note."  Good advice always. Devour it!

Just the Songs 3: Beer Belly Blues

October 19th, 2021


Beer Belly Blues


Woke up this morning

And I looked in the mirror

Woke up this morning

Took a hard look in the mirror

Didn’t see no head, no legs, …

Season 2, Ep. 3 - Leah Rainis, Asheville Brewers Alliance

October 13th, 2021


Asheville is famous for its climate, natural splendour, art and music scene, and of course...BEER!

We sit down with Leah Rainis of The Asheville Brewers Alliance and discuss all of the ins and outs of the craft beverage …

Just The Songs: "Chase the Cold"

October 11th, 2021


Chase the Cold

Where you going all packed for a ride.

You want me to think you got nothing to hide?

You've been leaving since you come through  the …

Just The Takes: "Tom Plays HORDE Tour"

October 11th, 2021


As a part of our episode about Colonel Bruce Hampton, Tom shared his experience of sharing the stage (or at least the side stage) with Phish, …

Just The Takes: "Dryer Balls"

October 11th, 2021


Tom gives us a take every week and, this season, we'd like to highlight those ina series called "Just The Takes."  This one was the first take from our new season and our awesome episode with Nick Davis - director of …

Just The Songs: "Thanks For Playing"

October 8th, 2021


Each week, our episodes end with an original song by Josh. This season, I'm going to try to release each song on its own for those who have a hankerin' for a tune. This was the song from our first episode of Season 2.

Season 2, Episode 2: Jerry Grillo, Author of "The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton"

October 5th, 2021


Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret. is one of the most enigmatic and influential characters in rock music history, and it takes a brave and committed character …

Season 2, Episode 1: Nick Davis, author/director - "Once Upon a Time in Queens"/"Competing With Idiots"

September 28th, 2021


Welcome back to "Josh and Tom Devour the World" - SEASON 2!  We've got great guests and ideas lined up to devour with you this season, which will run …

Episode Twenty Three: Joe Zimmerman, Comedian

August 17th, 2021


Joe Zimmerman has a soothing voice. A long-time Asheville resident, Joe has carved out his own highly successful path through the comedy world …

Episode Twenty-Two: Glenis Redmond, Imagination Activist and Poet

July 14th, 2021


Glenis Redmond returns to devour with us as the first ever return guest on the Josh and Tom Devour the World podcast! Glenis shares so much about herself and her journey as a poet, cancer survivor, Gigi, mother and …

Episode Twenty-One: Ehren Cruz, Transformative Coach, Experience Catalyst

June 29th, 2021


Ehren Cruz has made a real shift! After seven years as Artistic Director with the world famous Lake Eden Arts Festival, Ehren found himself in need of a change when the pandemic hit and there was no art to direct. So …

Episode Twenty: Alli Marshall, Author/Poet, Owner of AM/FM Broadcast

June 19th, 2021


Alli Marshall has been devouring the arts and entertainment scene in Asheville for years. As the long time A&E columnist for local Mountain …

Episode Nineteen: Kim Roney, Asheville City Council

June 7th, 2021


Kim Roney is in it for her neighbors. Whether its advocating for public transportation, affordable housing, or better access to the process of city government, Kim Roney has been serving the city for 14+ years as an …

Episode Eighteen: Claude Coleman, Jr. - Ween, Sound Space @ the Rabbit Motel

May 29th, 2021


What a thrill to devour the world with Claude Coleman Jr.! Claude is the owner and manager of Sound Space Rehearsal Studios at the historic Rabbit …

Episode Seventeen: Heather Maloy, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance

May 25th, 2021


Heather Maloy is super busy! On top of directing the amazing Asheville-based ballet company, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, which brings international dancers to Asheville every summer for amazing artistic experiences, …

Episode Sixteen: Pete Weiss, Mix/Master Master

May 13th, 2021


Pete Weiss is a musician and audio engineer who has mastered and mixed sound for some of the best names in showbusiness - Warren Zivon, Devo, The Jayhawks, Type O Negative and Cher!  Pete teaches us all about the the …


May 8th, 2021


Every episode of the show ends with an original song from Capt. Josh. With Fifteen Episodes under our belt, we decided to share a collection of just …

Episode Fifteen: Liz Whalen Tallent - The Orange Peel/Rabbit Rabbit

April 28th, 2021


Liz Whalen Tallent's father called on her to help for a summer gig back in 2006 to help out around Asheville's iconic Live Music Venue, The Orange Peel. 15 years later, she's still managing the venue which has become …

Episode Fourteen: Dr. Yele Aluko, Chief Medical Officer, Ernst & Young

April 23rd, 2021


Dr. Yele Aluko is the Chief Medical Officer of the Americas for Ernst & Young and he is working on some of the most complicated issues of our time in one of the most complicated industries - Health Care. As …

Episode Thirteen: Jessica Tomasin, Echo Mtn. Records/Connect Beyond Festival

April 14th, 2021


It's a "baker's dozen" of episodes for Josh and Tom, and joining us for this episode is one of Asheville's own, the amazing Jessica Tomasin!  Jessica is the General Manager of Echo Mountain Studios and the brain trust …

Episode Twelve: Peter Adamson, The History of Philosophy Podcast

April 7th, 2021


Peter Adamson is Professor of Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany and King's College in London, and he has a story to tell …

Episode Eleven: Mike Dillon, Vibraphone Shaman

April 6th, 2021


On "Episode Eleven" we turn it up to "Eleven" with inimitable vibraphone visionary, Mike Dillon.

Mike is a musician and firebreather of a performer/songwriter. Over the past year he's recorded not one, not two, but three

Episode Ten: Stephanie Morgan/Chloe Taylor - Musician/Voiceover Actor

March 26th, 2021


We catch up with the one and only, Stephanie Morgan! An Asheville staple on the music scene with projects like stephaniesid and Pink Mercury, she has taken her talents to the West Coast where her voice is making waves …

Episode Nine: The Get Right Band - Silas Durocher and Jesse Gentry

March 17th, 2021


The Get Right Band celebrates 10 years of wowing audiences this Friday evening at the Salvage Station in Asheville, NC. Nearly a year after their …

Episode Eight: Angie Flynn-McIver, Theatre Director/Coach

March 11th, 2021


Angie Flynn-McIver is a powerhouse. Whether working to produce and direct shows with Asheville's premiere professional theatre company, NC Stage, or as a coach for speakers and presenters with her company Ignite: CSP, …

Episode Seven: Gar Ragland, Founder - Citizen Vinyl

March 4th, 2021


Gar Ragland is a man on a mission! As a long-time producer of musical artists, he saw an opportunity in the vinyl record industry and is making the …

Episode Six: Glenis Redmond, Poet

February 26th, 2021


How do you introduce the amazing Glenis Redmond? She is a poet, educator, author and "imagination activist." She's also a daughter, mother, grandmother, and voice of hope and inspiration. She's also an "ear hustler," …

Episode Five: Jim Bernfield, Filmmaker (Me To Play, 2021)

February 17th, 2021


Jim Bernfield is a 49ers fan and GrapeNuts enthusiast who found his real calling as a professional filmmaker - a skill that is well-evidenced in his latest work, Me To Play, showing now through February 25th, 2021 as …

Episode Four: Aaron Price, Musician

February 12th, 2021


This week, Josh and Tom Devour with Aaron Price - Asheville musician and fellow member of Reasonably Priced Babies Improv Comedy! Aaron has a new recording out - Voyager - which you can find on bandcamp -

Episode Three: Nate Barton, Visual Artist

February 4th, 2021


Visual Artist and educator Nate Barton joins us to devour and demolish on the subjects of art, creativity and gallery openings in the age of Covid. …

Episode Two: "Michele Scheve and Matt Mittan, Radio Entrepreneurs"

January 30th, 2021


Michele Scheve (Slice of Life Comedy, Asheville Disclaimer, Biz Radio/Buzz Radio Asheville and AshevilleFM) and Matt Mittan (Biz Radio Asheville, …

Episode One: "Alex Bradley"

January 22nd, 2021


Alex Bradley is the powerful trumpet sound you hear all around town in Asheville, and all over the world as a member of Empire Strikes Brass among …

Josh and Tom Devour the World - Episode Zero - "The Pre-Show Show" - with Guest AND Host Tom Chalmers

January 14th, 2021


Featuring performer/improviser/comedian Tom Chalmers and CEO of Bright Star Touring Theatre, Josh Batenhorst, this podcast is designed to take a look at consumerism, the hosts' personal consumer habits, and how those …

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