Join the fun each month with the only livestream show on the internet dealing with all things PA Dutch! Each episode includes an interview with someone about a topic that is PA Dutch related. Every month will also include a PA Dutch poem and song. Each episode streams to my YouTube channel and the PA Dutch 101 Facebook page.
Check out previous episodes below:
December 2021: This month is a special episode dedicated to all things Christmas. We will look at various PA Dutch Christmas traditions, learn some PA Dutch vocabulary associated with Christmas and sing “O Grischtdaags Baam” (O Christmas Tree) in PA Dutch. You, the viewer, will also be able to join the fun by “calling in” to the livestream! Hallicher Grischtdaag!
November 2021: In this month’s episode we welcome Terry Berger on the show. We discuss his Moravian background and his passion for cooking traditional PA Dutch food. We also discuss what our PA Dutch Thanksgiving tables look like. PA Dutch table prayer for Thanksgiving is given and our PA Dutch Song is: “Es Beddaag Lied”
October 2021: In this month’s episode we welcome Brian Riegel of the Hamburg Area Historical Society on the show. He will be talking about the history of the King Frost Parade. PA Dutch Poem – A list of various PA Dutch idioms and our PA Dutch Song is an original – “Leave Her, Tschonny, Leave Her”
September 2021: This month’s episode features a conversation with Heather Zimmerman, the director of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Our PA Dutch Poem is: “Des Alt Achteckich Schulhaus” by Thomas Rhoads and our PA Dutch Song is: “O Pennsylvanisch Land wie schee”
August 2021: This month we are joined by Amy Strauss to discuss her book: Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History. Our PA Dutch poem is: “Es Lattwarrick koche” by L.L. Grumbine and our PA Dutch song is: “Bunker Hill.”
July 2021: This month we are joined by Dr. Paul D. Nelson to discuss his book: Fries’s Rebellion: The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution. Our PA Dutch piece is “The Pledge of the Allegiance” and our PA Dutch song is: “Amerikaa.”
June 2021: This month we are joined by Michael Madaio to discuss his book: Lost Mount Penn: Wineries, Railroads and Resorts of Reading. Our PA Dutch poem is “Hochzich Daag” by Charles A. Butz and our PA Dutch song is: “Mei Vadder un Mudder sin Deitsch.”
May 2021: This month we sit down with Nic Stolzfus to discuss his family history and the historic 1771 Nicholas Stolzfus Homestead in Berks County, PA. The PA Dutch poem is “En Daaler Uffschpaare” by Peter V. Fritsch and our PA Dutch song is: “Daheem uff der alt Bauerei.”
April 2021: This month we are joined by PA Dutch artist, Rachel Yoder, onto the show! We will be discussing folk art of the PA Dutch and highlighting her work in particular. The PA Dutch poem is: “Abrill” by Edwin Gehman Weber and our PA Dutch song is: “Sie kummt rum die Barrick.”
March 2021: This month we welcome back my friend, Patrick Donmoyer. We will be discussing various PA Dutch traditions associated with the Eastertide as well as a shout out to St. Gertrude. The PA Dutch poem is: “Oschder” by Elfrieda Weaver and our PA Dutch song is: “Yesus hald mich bei em Greiz.”
February 2021: This month we welcome Dr. Bill Donner, professor of anthropology at Kutztown University, to the show. We will discuss all things Groundhog Day with special attention to Groundhog Lodges. The PA Dutch poem is: “Faastnachkuche” by Edwin Gehman Weber and our PA Dutch song is: “Grundsau, Grundsau, du bischt alles.”
January 2021: Welcome to our very first episode of PA Dutch Live! This month we welcome Patrick Donmoyer on to the show to discuss New Year’s Traditions among the Pennsylvania Dutch! The PA Dutch poem is: “Nei Yaahr” by. H. Horace Romig and our PA Dutch song is: “Alt laeng sei.”