How Athens County is the poorest in Ohio — and how it represents Appalachia as a whole

According to the 2010 census, Athens County, Ohio is the poorest county in Ohio per capita — by a decent margin.

How and why is a region so culturally diverse and rich so economically poor?

Check out my podcast, “Eighty Eighth” for an in-depth look at the region.

5 cruise hacks for first time cruisers

A picture of a beach at Paradise Island from the Atlantis Hotel | Wynston Wilcox

One of the most important things we as humans should do with our time on this earth is see the world. Since I was young, my family would go on yearly summer vacations. We’ve traveled (by car because there’s five of us) as far as Miami, Fl. and been to D.C., Pittsburgh, Myrtle Beach and plenty of other places.

One thing I have learned is that traveling is awesome, whether that be domestic or international. I flew out of the country for the first time over spring break last year to Argentina for a study abroad trip. It was an amazing experience and opened up a new window or me to continue my new love for traveling.

This past spring break I went on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. Me and one fo my friends cruised Royal Caribbean for our first cruise. For all you other first time cruisers, here is a podcast about five cruise hacks I learned after my first cruise!

https://bumpers.fm/e/b3ufmrnb8sf0017hh100

Console Watch: PC Gamers talk Overwatch on Console

Hey everyone, thanks for listening. If any of you out there are fans of twitch you’ve probably encountered plenty of PC gamers out there, but what about console players?

Lets get rid of the notion that serious gamers only play PC and start talking about strategies you can employ to get yourself out of EloHell! I know I plan on learning a thing or two along the way from some pretty great players.

For my first episode I’d like to welcome my good friend Mitch Unger. Mitch is a platinum level player who recently switched over to PC. He is an avid consumer of Twitch streams and just about the most knowledgable guy I know when it comes to Overwatch.

Today we’re tackling an issue that most gamers have probably come across, why do PC gamers keep laughing at me for playing on console? What is the “PC Master Race”? Should you be worried?

 

Bobcat Banter Ep1: Trumped up Charges

Donald Trump has polarized the political world, pitting liberals against conservatives with a newfound intensity that has consumed newsfeeds and disrupted Thanksgivings around the country. In liberal Athens, Ohio, conservatives are about as commonly accepted as Miami fans or teetotalers, but can you really judge a Trump supporter by his cover? I spoke to Cole Neuhart, a member of the OU College Republicans, and Dan Kington, a member of the International Socialist Organization (ISO), to find out more.

(Music courtesy of Martijn de Boer (NiGiD), ccMixter)

Stand Up and Talk (Episode 1): Does Ohio have a shot against WMU in the MAC Championship?

In the first episode of Stand Up and Talk, host Ethan Felderstein is joined by  Ohio Bobcats super fan Clay Johnson and assistant sports editor of The Post, Andrew Gillis.

The three preview Friday’s Mid-American Conference championship game between Ohio and Western Michigan. Does Ohio have a shot at winning? Who should you place money on? Would Frank Solich beat P.J. Fleck in a fight? LISTEN: