Bridge from Nowhere

Bridge from Nowhere
Life on the far northern edge of America.

035 – The Lost Episode (with Probes)
Dec 17, 2018 • 57 min
Behold! We found The Lost Episode deep within the bowels of Andy’s Packard-Bell laptop among thousands of photos of gibbons. We talk about Jamie’s adventures in human drug testing! Andy wipes up after himself after he decides to perform a “cleanse”! Lou…
034 – Comfort Mandrill
Apr 23, 2018 • 54 min
We enjoy foreign biscuits which help us with self-pleasure urges, discuss the pros and cons of eating 5 massive hot dogs in one sitting, Lou invents the masturb-o-meter, we ask what the worst service animal would be, and Jamie attends Alaska Storage Wars!…
033 – Everyone Loves Olives!
Apr 19, 2018 • 55 min
She’s back from international travels — The Ayatollah of Assahola! Our beloved Doctor Poo herself – Marissa Capito!! We will talk poo with her of course, focusing on amazing Japanese toilets. Also we will try strange snack foods, talk about junker…
032 – Monkey Rage
Apr 10, 2018 • 58 min
SO ANGRY! The three chimps hurl their poo at you. Also they talk about the absolutely bizarre sex life of ducks, all their stupid junker cars, and how Andy is a vapor-rider. Lou makes an owl pellet out of dog jerky and Jamie makes a birder cry. Also, the…
031 – Yarding Season with the Alaskan Hairy Man
Mar 26, 2018 • 58 min
It is March in Juneau, and that means Yarding Season has begun even if it is below freezing. In this episode, we talk about how Andy annoys his neighbors, Jamie has a strange name in his family, Lou wants a new kind of toilet that he has patented, and…
030 Season Duh! – Giant Birds, Mouse Invasions and Frozen Banana Peels
Mar 18, 2018 • 58 min
Our Season 2 Debut! We took a break, but were awoken by the screams of our townspeople! A giant prehistoric bird is terrifying the people of the Juneau Valley! Also, Lou battles mice in the remote cabins of Alaska and California, we describe how to…
029 – Immediate Frontier Justice
Dec 12, 2017 • 54 min
We talk old time Alaska bar lore with Big Mike Race, who also helps us introduce a new segment — Dog Treat of the Week! Jamie is sick as hell, so we make him stay home and do a call-in, which turns out to be disgusting because he is so damned sick. Andy…
028 – Lewis and Clark were Miserable Bastards
Nov 16, 2017 • 46 min
Special Manzanillo edition! Andy took a job as a human mule to drive a car from Mexico, and somehow was able to produce this episode while sweating profusely in the prickly heat of a non air-conditioned Sinaloa roadside motel. We introduce two new…
027 – Sea Apes, Mudslides and Wax Lips
Nov 9, 2017 • 55 min
The many apes of our lives come to the fore in this episode – including Jamie’s incessant belief in the mythical Alaskan Sea Ape – a creature he describes in detail. Elvira and Star Trek come up quite a bit. Lou talks to dogs and contemplates a yard fire…
026 – Knott’s Berry Ghost Farm
Oct 29, 2017 • 56 min
Andy incorrectly remembers an amusement park name with great conviction. He is also wrong about the origins of the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room. Let’s face it, he doesn’t get a lot right in this episode. Lou finds wet hippie money in the wilderness.…
025 – Hagfish, Hongose Wine, Fiji Giant Rats and Tapeworms
Oct 23, 2017 • 49 min
We have been cancelled by public radio, but our podcast gains in POWER! Welcome to our first radio-free edition of BFN, in which our scientist buddy John Warrenchuk joins us to discuss biologic abnormalities and parasites. Plus, hallucinogenics south of…
024 – Cluster on Mama’s Jupiter
Oct 16, 2017 • 59 min
We talk about many important topics today. Including: anadromous fish habitat in downtown Juneau, the life and loves of our primate friends, the Gibbons. And, we discuss epiphanies that may or may not occur during the act of pooping. Plus, beer festivals,…
023 – Distilling with Dr. Stephen Pleasants
Sep 25, 2017 • 58 min
Brandon Howard from Amalga Distillery joins us to talk all about starting up a new business in Juneau, and how he went from pottery teacher to cookin’ up hooch. Also, the land bridge of body hair is discussed. Amalga Distillery The Canvas Kilchoman…
022 – Llama Wrangling
Sep 18, 2017 • 59 min
Jamie tells of unusual ways midwesterners have fun with llamas, Your Favorite Sisters Alicia and Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs tell us about growing up rustic in West Virginia, Lou carbonates things, and Andy tries to pronounce words. The definitive llama sketch…
021 – Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Sep 10, 2017 • 58 min
Jamie describes his vision of a butter sculpture of himself, Lou almost gets lost while fishing from the shore. Andy talks about rats with Patrice Helmar, and the horrible subject of pigeon massacres in Juneau is discussed. Also, Hurricane Irma lashed…
020 – Aaron Neville Caused the Solar Eclipse, and Patrice is a City Mouse
Aug 27, 2017 • 59 min
I don’t know much, but I know that “Aaron Neville” caused the solar eclipse using that body pod. We talk to Jamie about his experience with the totality, Patrice Helmar talks about life in the big city, and Lou posits his Aaron Neville theory. A cool…
019 – Eclipse, Teletubbies and Patchop
Aug 20, 2017 • 58 min
Jamie discusses his trip to the capital of the solar eclipse, Lou becomes a howler monkey, we review the cheapest jeans ever manufactured, and New York photographer Patrice Helmar comes by to talk shop. Also, the central mystery of Teletubbies, wardrobe…
018 – Naked Standup, Tyvek Pooping and Gay in Alaska
Aug 14, 2017 • 58 min
Alicia and Kirsa come back by to discuss how to start a stand up, Alex discusses bloodbaths in the Fairbanks wilderness, and Paul poops himself in Vegas – but hey, who hasn’t? For more on Club Baby Seal Eddie Murphy Absinthe in Vegas Creamer’s Field
017 – OJ, Hart to Hart and Favorite Sisters
Aug 6, 2017 • 58 min
In which we remember the OJ drama, Marissa Capito drops poo knowledge, Alicia and Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs (Your Favorite Sisters and part of Club Baby Seal) tell us about growing up a little bit country – a little bit rock and roll. Jamie connects deeply…
016 – Meat, Mobsters and Microbes
Jul 30, 2017 • 58 min
In which Marissa Capito joins us to discuss growing up in Juneau, the hard microbial work at the wastewater treatment plant, Jamie eats raw meat, Lou paddles 100 miles, Andy drinks runoff water, and we recreate the golden age of Juneau Jingles. Go here…
015 – The Windmills of Your Mind
Jul 10, 2017 • 58 min
Windmill Engineer Cayleigh Allen joins us to discuss the future of the world. George Takei tells us about how his name is pronounced. We hear from the dissatisfied listener. We discuss Thane. Lou reveals new talents. And the long awaited return of our…
014 – Orcas, Clowns and Camp
Jun 26, 2017 • 58 min
We are pleased to announce our first Poop-Free episode! (Almost) No discussion of poop takes place! We do, however, explore the possibility of Orcas’ increased desire for man-flesh, we accuse horrible little french clowns of being nothing but common…
013 – Old Beer, Hot Mess, Lonely Irish Porpoise
Jun 19, 2017 • 58 min
Libby Bakalar of One Hot Mess Alaska tells us why Juneau is exactly like the Shawshank Redemption, we camp in Bob’s back yard and drink a 45 year old Prinz Brau beer that might kill us, and Lou goes to Ireland to find an old dolphin who lives alone. Jamie…
012 – Bearded Weasel Hot Mess
Jun 11, 2017 • 58 min
We are joined by Libby Bakalar, writer of Juneau-famous blog One Hot Mess Alaska for in-depth analysis of what makes living in Juneau weird – it’s One Hot Messy Corner! Lou tells us about being a pirate in Norway, Jamie describes why weasels are bad, and…
011 – Five for Five Four Five
Jun 4, 2017 • 59 min
In which Jamie describes his homecoming night menu, Lou goes to the chiropractor, Andy covets thy neighbor’s hearth, we let all teenagers know about their very own Ten Commandments, and our house band Kuhlson premieres all new music!…
010 – Lord Stainley’s Cup
May 22, 2017 • 58 min
In which Lou describes his championship season of winning the Stainley Cup, Sarah Ginter tells us of the greatest book ever written, and our Ninjaneer Marissa Capito from the Juneau Wastewater Plant finally acknowledges it was her father’s fault that…
009 – The Pipes Don’t Want Your Wipes
May 15, 2017 • 59 min
In the Episode, we prolapse our Poo Corner with Ninjaneer Marissa Capito, to dive deep into the depths of poo issues. We discuss fatal floods of many varieties, how drying poo is the way of the future, the fallacy of early child recycling, and most…
008 – Trains, Radio and Dynamite Red
May 7, 2017 • 58 min
Episode 8 in which we discuss the Swamper, Stingers, Stunts, and that poor bastard Whitlow. Andy reveals an unnecessary trip to the ER, Jamie defies train death multiple times, and Lou’s dad remembers pipeline days. With our guests Steve Nelson, and Barry…
007 – Meatsweats for Pomeranians
Apr 30, 2017 • 58 min
Episode 007 – In which we talk to our friend Libby Stringer who works in a goldmine and owns tiny dogs. Her family has a strange obsession and we also talk about defective plungers, the strange joys to be found in an outhouse, and Jamie and Lou give…
006 – Flesh Eating Fish and an Accidental Phoner
Apr 23, 2017 • 58 min
Longtime friend and local musical and broadcasting legend Steve Nelson hosts us at his house this week, where we here why little fish prompted his move to Alaska in the mid 70s. We give Lou a call while he is on vacation in Hawaii – where he’s got…
005 – Gold Claims and Food on a Stick
Apr 16, 2017 • 58 min
We talk to Bob MacKinnon about growing up wild in Juneau, gold claims and fun with dynamite. Jamie calls in from what should be the abandoned Minnesota State Fairgrounds, but he’s got company. Andy is attacked by a Lamprey, the joys and sorrows of pooping…
004 – Balto, Snake Girl and the Fattest Man Alive
Apr 7, 2017 • 59 min
In which we discuss the trials and tribulations of the world’s most famous dog of his day, the love of Sulu, why Skittles are bad for your toilet, sportsball, the perils of onion eating and scary monkeys. With guests Marisa Capito and Sarah Ginter. Here’s…
003 – Tales of a Lich
Mar 31, 2017 • 59 min
Available April 2, 8pm Alaska time Halt, thy dwarven knave! In this episode we travel to a world inhabited by the denizens of D&D, we discuss building a worse mousetrap, the love of a man for pork rinds, the worst smell an engineer of solid waste has ever…
002 – Bear Stew and Visqueen
Mar 27, 2017 • 59 min
This week Andy, Jamie, and Lou discuss the woods, jagger bushes, poo glitter, bear stew, yinsers, Tuckerbutt, dads, and the Clapper. (more…)
001 – Monkey Riding a Capybara
Mar 17, 2017 • 58 min
In which we discuss large rodentia, the Civil War, poo, a kidney donation, and tall people. Our house band Kuhlson rocks the joint. (more…)