Getting Bridged with Gar and Kelli

by Jerry Hallsten and Kelli Hallsten Erickson

Gar and Kelli, lifelong Duluth, Minnesota, residents, chat over the places in Duluth with stories that need to be told. It's light on history and heavy on nostalgia, and when you're waiting in line for the Arial Lift Bridge to come back down as a Laker is heading through, this might be just what you need.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Hittin' the Road

    Hittin' the Road

    Let's go on vacation! Gar talks about his trips around These United States as a kid, always in August, and always in cars without air conditioning. This is part one in a two-part series on EPIC family vacations.

  • Happy Birthday???

    Happy Birthday???

    Kelli revels in the joy of birthdays past while Gar's recollections are as stoic as his Swedish family. Thanks to Wikimedia Commons for the episode pic of Chuck E. Cheese and to Perfect Duluth Day for their dates on the now-closed roller rink.

  • The Christmas Mackerel (and Other Stuff)

    The Christmas Mackerel (and Other Stuff)

    The Presents! The Food! The Individual Strings of Tinsel! Gar and Kelli talk about The Best Christmas Memories...their own.

  • Stuff or Treasures?

    Stuff or Treasures?

    Part of nostalgia is the stuff we hang on to from those who have come before us. Why do we do this, and what can we let go?



    We're back!After a chaotic holiday season, Gar and Kelli have finally dug out of piles of snow and are set to talk about what winter was (and still is!!).