The team at Greater Long Island Media Group has just launched its first-ever podcast series along with Tom Wunk, founder of The Float Place in Patchogue and Deer Park.

The495 Podcast will focus on the personal stories of local people — from bartenders to businesspeople — with plenty of insights and wisecracks along the way.

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Tom and Greater Long Island founder Michael White are co-hosting the show, with Greater Long Island reporter Nick Esposito, who has extensive radio experience, producing.

“We’ve been having a blast and we hope our enthusiasm for these conversations will translate into people enjoying the interviews, the jokes and the commentary,” said Mike, who’s been in journalism for nearly 20 years.

Tom and Mike met recently at The Float Place location in Patchogue. Soonafter Tom pitched the idea to tape a podcast series.

“We definitely hit it off really well and had a great conversation. It was just one of those conversations that should have been recorded for people to listen,” Wunk says in our first show.

That show was taped with guest Rebecca Hudson, a Pat-Med grad, bartender and Disney enthusiast.

For the second installment, we sat with James Skidmore, the GM at Toast Coffeehouse in Patchogue and a longtime local music enthusiast and restaurant worker.

Skidmore is also president of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Alive After Five festival committee, a capacity he’s served in for several years.

The third episode, which is not yet published to iTunes, is with yoga instructor Coco Teodoro, the founder of Cocomotion studios.

Note: The495 Podcast is for a mature audience; parental discretion is advised.

Below: A time-lapse of The495 Podcast being recording with Coco Teodoro of Cocomotion.