Welcome to the Petzinger Brothers Podcast website. The five of us were raised on a 5 acre plot of oddly shaped farmland outside the small city of Caldwell, Idaho. We were raised by our father, a German immigrant, and our mother, daughter of an Air Force family.

Dad worked as a German, Drafting, Russian, and Math teacher at the local high school, but was actually an abstract artist whose canvas was the farm, whose paints were construction materials and livestock, and whose brushes were shovels, trowels, buckets, tape measures, and hammers.

Mom worked to keep the gears of the family running as smoothly as possible, but was actually a runway model with great fashion sense whose wardrobe was conjured up from thrift store shelves and hangers, and whose catwalks were the hallways of church, sidewalks in the park, and the aisles of markets.

It has been decades since we all lived together on that small patch of land in the countryside of western Idaho. We have all gone our separate ways. So, to not lose to the inescapable passage of time, the memories, stories, mishaps, and adventures that formed our unique upbringing, we have set about to make permanent our recollections, thoughts, and experiences in the form of these podcasts.

Technology has rendered the distance between us immaterial. The five of us gather together as though around a virtual dining table and commit our conversations to digital permanence. It is our sincere hope that hearing our podcasts will be as much fun for listeners as it is for us making them. To our posterity we say, this is your heritage. To our friends, family, and listeners we say, enjoy.



Episode 20 - Toys

It's interesting to look back at childhood and recall the things we used to play with. Some things have endured the test of time and are still a part of childhood today. Others are long lost and exist only as memories or rare collectibles. Join us as we take a brief peek back at the toys and games we remember enjoying as kids.

Podcast 20 2010-03-21


Episode 19 - Girls

Our recollections would be incomplete without at least some mention of girls. Though not a topic that illustrates any great triumphs, it is, nonetheless, quite entertaining. Relax, settle in, and enjoy the awkwardness that was our social experience with girls.

Podcast 19 2009-02-15


Episode 18 - Idle Hands

There were many times when our mischief or misconduct went unanswered by consequence. In this episode we carefully confess a few of the things we allegedly did that perhaps we should have gotten in trouble for.

Podcast 18 2009-12-13


Episode 17 - Crime and Punishment

In the event that anyone, by virtue of listening to previous episodes, has formed an overly positive opinion of us, it is time introduce a small taste of reality. Listen in as we reluctantly remember the times we got caught and the consequences that followed.

Podcast 17 2009-11-22


Episode 16 - Halloween

Seeing the gradual ripening of the pumpkins in the Yasuda's patch built our anticipation of the coming fun. Remember with us the promise of candy, the enjoyment of dressing up in costume, and the long drive in the dark and cold as we visited homes scattered about the countryside on Halloween.


Podcast 16 2009-11-01