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Max Copeland

All Things Considered Host

Max Copeland is the local weekday host of All Things Considered on Interlochen Public Radio and the producer of The Up North Lowdown, IPR’s weekly news podcast.

Max grew up in Traverse City and graduated from Central High School in 2014. He went on to study broadcast journalism at Michigan State University.

Max started at IPR as an environmental reporting intern as part of a partnership with Michigan State’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism before taking on the role of All Things Considered host.

A self-described public radio nerd, Max says he listens constantly, even in his free time. His favorite public radio shows include Planet Money, This American Life and Hidden Brain.

  • This week, we hear about trouble on the board of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, and we learn about how some local lake sturgeon have bodyguards.
  • This week: A Chevy pickup, nearly destroyed by the Gaylord tornado, comes back to life. Plus, a conversation with Joyce Fetrow, who is working to address northern Michigan's opioid crisis.
  • This week: One year since the Gaylord tornado, school safety in Traverse City, and a pedaling the rails in Grawn.
  • This week: A conversation with Chasten Buttigieg about growing up — and coming out — in northern Michigan, a piano mysteriously appears in Petoskey, and Stateside host April Baer pays us a visit.
  • This week: Michigan does away with its frog and toad survey, and the Supreme Court comes up north. Plus, we finally hear the Camp Grayling decision and the Traverse City Film Festival's big news.
  • This week: Author Bonnie Garmus tells us about her wildly successful debut novel. Also, the Gaylord tornado in May 2022 was a wake-up call about storm warnings. We hear how a network of spotters is trying to improve the system. Plus, the legacy of a late Interlochen sculptor.
  • This week: Could morel mushrooms be grown, instead of needing to rely on foraging? Also, a look at leadership and money in the local arts community. And we get a glimpse of Mackinac Island in the offseason, as the summer season approaches.
  • This week: Opposition to the Camp Grayling expansion reaches the Michigan House of Representatives, a rare goose from overseas, and the unbridled joy of honking horns.
  • This week: Efforts to support skilled workers in Petoskey, tribes weigh in on Camp Grayling, a city manager leaves, and the sound of spring in northern Michigan.
  • Host Ed Ronco and producer Max Copeland explain the Up North Lowdown, a weekly podcast focused on great stories from northern Michigan, from Interlochen Public Radio.