New in Lynchburg Podcast

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Welcome to the New in Lynchburg Podcast - a weekly show that’s dedicated to helping you get the most out of living in Lynchburg. You’ll get highlights on upcoming events, interviews with interesting people, you’ll learn more about local non-profits and we’ll keep you connected to all the things going on in and around Lynchburg.


Episode 19: Music Together with Joia

In this episode, we speak with Joia Caldwell who is the Center Director of Music Together with Joia. Music Together is an internationally renowned music curriculum that is backed by years and years of careful research in music education and child development. Joia speaks all about her classes and what it means to be a part of Music Together. She also offers some parenting tips for parents everywhere! If you have little ones and love music, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

Episode 18: Lynchburg Hillcats

In this episode we speak with Max Gun and Matt Present, the Radio Broadcasters for the Lynchburg Hillcats. They discuss all the exciting things happening this season with the Lynchburg Hillcats and all they offer our community. If you're a baseball fan or want to find things to do in Lynchburg, you don't want to miss this episode! 

Episode 17: Lynchburg Real Estate with Karl Miller

On this episode, we speak with local real estate expert Karl Miller of the Karl Miller Team. He discusses local housing trends, housing statistics and the current state of the Lynchburg real estate market. If you live in the Lynchburg area or are thinking about moving to Lynchburg, VA you don't want to miss this episode! 

Episode 16: The Motherhood Collective

We speak with Anna a volunteer at The Motherhood Collective- a nonprofit in Lynchburg, VA dedicated to equipping and empowering women from preconception to postpartum through evidence-based education and social support programming. Anna discusses all that The Motherhood Collective has to offer the mothers of Lynchburg, VA. If you're a mom or will be, this episode is for you.

Episode 15: Reel Movie Talk

In this episode, we speak with Aaron and Chaz the voices behind the Reel Movie Talk Podcast based right here in Lynchburg, VA. They speak about their podcast, some of their favorite movies and we learn all about the Movie Pass- the reason behind all the lines at the movie theaters now. If you're a movie junkie or want to learn more about the Movie Pass, you definitely want to listen to this episode. Also check out Chaz's Top 10 Most Bingeable Movie Franchises here.

Episode 14: Speaktree Lynchburg's Record Shop

In this episode, we speak with Blake Gederberg owner of Speakertree Lynchburg's Record Shop. We speak about his business and all that Speakertree offers our community. Speakertree has become one of Downtown Lynchburg's most exciting venues for concerts and events. We also discuss his passion for businesses and journey as a young entrepreneur. If you're interested in music or if you're an entrepreneur at heart, you don't want to miss out on this episode! 

Episode 13: Vector Space with Elise Spontarelli

In this episode, we interview Vector Space; a local non-profit organization that serves as a community workshop. Vector Space is equipped with all the tools and equipment needed to make whatever project you may have in mind. They have so much to offer our community, listen to this episode to hear all the cool stuff they're up to right here in Lynchburg!

Episode 12: Fitness Tips with Kratos Fitness and Interval Studios

To start off the New Year, we had Tim Wamsley, owner of Kratos Fitness and Interval Studio, on our show. In this episode, Tim gives us advice on how to start 2018 right with tips on exercising and eating healthier. If your New Years Resolution this year is to exercise and eat better, this is an episode you don't want to miss! Make sure to give Kratos Fitness a follow on Instagram and Facebook

Episode 11: All About Christmas

Join the New in Lynchburg Team in this episode as they discuss all things Christmas. Rey, Josh, and Natalie share some of their favorite Christmas memories, gifts, movies, songs and more!

Episode 10: Middle Sister Design

In this episode, we speak to Selena Campbell owner of Middle Sister Design. Selena shares some of her tips for decorating your home during the holidays. She also discusses her passion for working with clients in a simple, smart, and savvy way. Make sure to check out Middle Sister Design and follow her on Instagram @middlesisterdesign. Also read her Tips for Decorating During the Holidays blog! 

Episode 09: Interview with Urban Mountain Adventures

In this episode, we speak to Bre Curtas the Assistant Director for Urban Mountain Adventures. Urban Mountain Adventures is a non-profit organization that's all about helping the youth of our community through adventuring alongside them and mentoring them. Bre discusses everything they do right here in the Lynchburg community that's positively impacting our youth.

Episode 08: Interview with Treney Tweedy from Goodwill

In this episode, we speak to the Senior Director for Workforce and Community Engagement at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Treney Tweedy. She discusses everything you need to know about Goodwill Industries and all the ways everyone can give back this holiday season. If you're looking to learn more about this non-profit and all the great things it's doing in our community don't miss this episode!

Episode 07: Trendy Christmas Gift Ideas with Kameish Johnson

In this episode, we spoke with Kameish Johnson a local Lynchburg blogger about all her Trendy Christmas Gift Ideas. All her gift ideas are found locally in the Lynchburg, VA area. If you need help this holiday season trying to decide what to buy your loved ones, co-workers, or anyone else, make sure to check out this episode. Also, be sure to check out her Trendy Christmas Gift Ideas Blog that lists out all her ideas.

Episode 06: Interview with C&C Piping & Fabrication

In this episode, we speak to Codie Cyrus the owner of C&C Piping and Fabrication located in Altavista, VA. Codie discusses what C&C Piping and Fabrication offers, how people can learn a trade instead of go to college, and all the things that C&C Piping and Fabrication does for our community. For more information about their family owned business visit or call (434) 444-4146.

Episode 05: Interview with The American Red Cross

In this episode, we speak to Michelle McCormick the Executive Director of the local Red Cross here in Lynchburg, VA. The American Red Cross of Central Virginia provides many volunteer opportunities for those in the community looking to help their fellow man. Michelle discusses volunteer opportunities, what to expect when giving blood, upcoming events that Red Cross will be hosting and more. For more information about The American Red Cross of Central Virginia please contact or give them a call at 434-221- 1110. 

Episode 04: Interview with The Hill City Handmade Holiday Event

In this week's episode we interviewed Faith Jones to learn all about her event: The Hillcity Handmade Holiday Event that will take place Saturday, November 4th, 2017 right here in Lynchburg, VA. The beneficiary of all ticket sales, for this event, is Mission Empowerment

Episode 03: All About Fall

Fall season brings a lot of memories whether it's spending time with your family, jumping in a pile of leaves, apple picking, pumpkin picking, or hiking. In this episode, listen to the New in Lynchburg team discuss some of their favorite memories about Fall. 

Episode 02: Making Her Way in Lynchburg: Kameish Johnson

In this episode, we interviewed Kameish Johnson about her experiences here in Lynchburg. Kameish is a Lynchburg based writer, event speaker, and stylist who is passionate about mentorship in all spheres of life. Her blog features content on Christian living, fashion trends, and frugal living. She enjoys the arts, giving makeovers, organizing things, and a good dessert!

Episode 01: Moving to Lynchburg

In this episode Rey, Josh and Natalie discuss their different points of view about moving to Lynchburg. Rey is originally from Long Island, New York, Josh is from Northern California, and Natalie is from Miami, Florida. They all love Lynchburg and call it home, so laugh along as they talk about some of the crazy quirks about Lynchburg.

Episode 00: Introduction to the New in Lynchburg Podcast

This episode is a trailer to The New in Lynchburg Podcast. Here Rey and Josh discuss how this podcast gives New in Lynchburg the opportunity to talk with local business owners, highlight nonprofits in our area, and keep the local community connected with all that's going on in the Lynchburg area.