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Know Your Baker

Neighbourhood bakers play a hugely positive role in their communities. One that goes far beyond basic nourishment. Their stories deserve to be heard.

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they create and the people they serve.

Join Mark Dyck as he talks with bakers and bakery owners from across North America and around the world. Hear about their struggles and triumphs and learn about the satisfaction that feeding a community can provide.

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May 9, 2018

When Andy Wysocki settled down in Palm Springs, California, he was a freelance computer programmer.  Then he started taking fresh bagels to his morning coffee buddies and everything changed.  Now Andy and his partner Bill own Townie Bagels, a cute little bagel shop and cafe that locals love and tourists love to discover.

In this episode, Mark and Andy talk about what it's like to open a bagel shop in the middle of the desert, the generosity of Guild Bakers, how the "townies" keep him going in the off season and what it's like to bake when it's 118F outside.    


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Some links:

Townie Bagels Website

@towniebagels on Instagram

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin