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BIG FAN: After Vacation

Vacations are over, and reality is setting in for our dynamic duo. What will they do now, to get through these dog days of summer? Why, post a new BIG FAN episode for your listening pleasure, of course! Hank coaches his all-star baseball team to the state playoffs, Chad gets wiped out by a 10-foot wave and...

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Footcandle Films: Spider-man Midsommar

Whether you like big budget blockbusters or indies this episode has reviews of both types of films. First up is talk on the latest Marvel superhero movie "Spider-Man: Far from Home". Ari Aster's sophomore film "Midsommar" occupies the second review slot followed by the hosts sharing bits of movie news and their recommendations on films you might want to...

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StreetCircleDrive: JonReepIronThunder

StreetCircleDrive welcomes comedian and Hickory native Jon Reep to the podcast. Jon and hosts discuss his new comedy album Ginger Pain,  his new project Hickory LIVE and what's changed in Hickory since he moved to LA in 1992. Also included, the gang hits up Iron Thunder for lunch and gives a well-rounded review. All this and more on this...

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BIG FAN: Summer’s Too Short

The Grand Canyon, Independence Day, and (yes again) Shark Attacks. All three find their place in the Big Fan this week. Hank wows you with the vacation that he barely knew he was going on. Chad will talk about how he packs less than the Geico Lizard when heading to the beach. This abbreviated episode...

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Footcandle Films: The Dead Don’t Toy Story 4

Alan & Chris review "Toy Story 4" as well as the latest offering from auteur director Jim Jarmusch "The Dead Don't Die".

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StreetCircleDrive: CatawbaScienceCenterStandardOysterCo

On this episode of StreetCircleDrive, the gang welcomes Tracy Hall, the Executive Director of the Catawba Science Center and reviews the Standard Oyster Co.

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Entrepreneur Exchange: The Pitch

You’ve been watching Shark Tank and you think you’re ready to pitch for big bucks?  Eric Buckland, an entrepreneur who has successfully raised money for a start-up and is doing it again, joins the Entrepreneur Exchange

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StreetCircleDrive: CouncilwomanWilliamsMekavilai

This StreetCircleDrive is McNally-less. Moose and Mary-Margaret welcome Councilwoman Charlotte Williams to the MESH studio and discuss her thoughts on Hickory. The gang reviews one of the best Thai places around, Mekavilai. 

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BIG FAN: Father’s Day

Another Father’s Day in the books and our dynamic duo explain to their BIG FAN audience why they won’t be hoisting the father of the year trophy this year.

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Footcandle Films: Godzilla Rocketman

On this episode of Footcandle Films we're all about monsters… monsters of the giant lizard variety and monsters of rock.

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Making. Living. Better: Jessica Lopez

When Jessica Lopez followed her faith to Puerto Rico after finishing high school, a two-month personal mission turned into a four-year cultural immersion. Inspired by the diversity and exuberance of the Puerto Rican people, she came back to Catawba County and immediately began sharing what she’d learned. From helping local Spanish-speaking students bridge the academic...

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I’m with the Band: Bob Sinclair and The Big Deals

On this episode of I'm with the Band, host Andrew Moose welcomes Americana stalwarts Bob Sinclair and The Big Deals to the MESH studio.

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StreetCircleDrive: UnitedArtsRico

StreetCircleDrive welcomes Executive Director of the United Arts Council of Catawba County, Kathy Greathouse

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Footcandle Films: Front Runner Smell

On this episode of Footcandle Films, "The Front Runner" and "Her Smell" are reviewed, followed by a news wrap-up of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

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BIG FAN: Start of Summer Spectacular

What other podcast discusses Forrest Gump trivia, shark attacks on the coast of North Carolina, and “cheese” underrated or overrated? Big fan, that’s who!  See what Chad and Hank are talking about on this summer spectacular session.

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Big Fan: School’s Out for Summer!

School's Out For Summer!  At least in a few weeks it is. Go down memory lane with our hosts as they talk about their favorite last day, dances from middle school, and how skateboarding from school took Chad 12 hours.

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StreetCircleDrive: AxeBoyz

StreetCircleDrive heads to Patriot Brew Thru and Axe Throwing to see what kind of trouble they can get into.

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Footcandle Films: Gloria Bell Serenity

Alan & Chris share their thoughts on "Gloria Bell" as well as the critically derided "Serenity" - the latest cinematic effort from Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway.

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Making. Living. Better: Austin Pearce

Known as the energetic and resourceful director of the Hickory Soup Kitchen, Austin shares some lesser known parts of his story. Learn about what fuels Austin’s passion for Catawba County and the people he’s met along the way on this episode of Making. Living. Better.

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ChickChat: You Are Delivered of a Podcast

We may not be on Cameo, but we’re dishing on all things Baby Archie! Tune in to the latest ChickChat only on The MESH!

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Big Fan: Mother’s Day

Chad and Hank really love their mom’s, so you don’t want to miss this sentimental episode that celebrates Mother’s Day.

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StreetCircleDrive: CouncilmanWilliamsShells

Hickory City Councilman David Williams joins the podcast to discuss his passion and vision for Hickory.

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The Writer’s Voice: Garrick Lane

On this unique episode of The Writers Voice, we welcome Garrick Lane. Writing is one of the hardest things he does. The only thing that is harder is parenting. He knows this because it’s really all he’s ever done.

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Footcandle Films: Avengers Endgame Killed Don Quixote

Our hosts share their thoughts on "Avengers: Endgame" and "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" as well as discuss some movie news and share their recommendations of films you should check out.

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Entrepreneur Exchange: Investment Funding from the Crowd

This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange digs into Investment Crowdfunding with Clem Seifert who is the Program Director of InvestinNC.

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Big Fan: Spring Has Sprung!

With spring comes flowers, pollen, and new adventures for our dynamic duo.

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Footcandle Films: Apollo Dragged Across Concrete

We've had odd film review pairings in the past but this one...it's a doozy. Apollo 11 and Dragged Across Concrete on this Footcandle Films podcast

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Making. Living. Better: Jay Brown

s both a business owner and realtor, Jay makes living better for people every day.

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Big Fan: Masters Edition

Go “behind the ropes” with Chad and Hank as they discuss what makes Augusta, Georgia in April so special

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Entrepreneur Exchange: Elixir of Love

In this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange, Is being in business with your significant other the elixir of love, or is it a sure-fire way to land you in divorce court?

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Footcandle Films: Us Shall Not Grow Old

Alan & Chris review Peele's sophomore effort "Us" along with a World War I documentary by filmmaker Peter Jackson.

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Chick Chat: Many Uncomfortable Things

If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s – this may be the episode for you. Luke Perry and Nikki Sixx in one episode?

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StreetCircleDrive: SoupKitchenEdition

Austin Pearce, Director of the Hickory Soup Kitchen and the hosts talk about the organization and some of the awesome events that are coming to Hickory in the near future.

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Footcandle Films: Captain Stan & Ollie Marvel

Alan & Chris share a review of this new release as well as the biopic "Stan & Ollie" starring Steve Coogan & John C. Reilly.

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Big Fan: March Madness

BIG FAN is back with its' special March Madness edition!

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I’m With The Band: Tony Eltora

Tony Eltora, supporting his soon to be released album Virginia, joins host Andrew Moose on this episode of I’m with the Band

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The Writer’s Voice: Jordan Makant

Jordan Makant, originally from Atlanta, GA and recent LRU graduate shares his recently published piece and others on this edition of the Writer’s Voice.

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Making Living Better: Jennifer Rowan

How strong is Catawba County’s draw? Just ask Jennifer Rowan and her husband, who fell in love with the Town of Maiden and bought a house there on their first day visiting from southern California.

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BIG FAN: 40 Inches of Rain

40 inches of rain in 6 months have the Big Fan crew feeling a little down. They use this episode to help boost their morale discussing sexual tension at the Oscars, an interesting wife swap dilemma, and Chad of course gets to dance at another local charity event.

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