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Chick Chat: Somebody Needs a Timeout

In the first episode of 2020, we dish (and debate) on all things Royal. And, no… not just those brothers across the pond. I mean, we do discuss them, but not ONLY them. Here’s a cryptic breakdown: - Being a parent - Loving your co-hosts - Crossing our fingers - Waiting to see what happens. Do you need...

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Country-ish with Jon Reep: Super Bowls, Ceiling Thieves, & Patrick Murphy’s Day Off?

In this episode, Wes Pittman joins the gang to talk about Super Bowl LIV, the Best & Worst Super Bowls, and the band Southern Startown. Then, in "Small Town News" Sebastian gives us a story from Auburn, WA about a mystery man hiding for weeks in a grocery store and stealing cigarettes. And finally in "Jon’s Journal", Jon reads...

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Brothers in Tech: Deep Dive #2 – Movie Services

OK, you have learned about how to stream live TV content (Episode 1) and the equipment you need to do so (Episode 1.1)…but what about accessing additional content? In the second of three “deep dives” into the topic of Streaming Online Television, the Brothers discuss movie/content (non-live) services.

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StreetCircleDrive: MarkSeamanRanchoViejo

Hosts Moose and McNally welcome Mark Seaman, Recreation and Sports Tourism Director of the City of Hickory. The gang discusses the great amenities and programs Hickory has to offer. Mark is convinced that Moose and McNally should pick up Pickleball. Also included, a review of Rancho Viejo Mexican Grill. One of Hickory's fine Mexican food establishments.

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #7: The Devil Works Hard

"The Devil works hard but The Bachelor producers work harder" -Meredith. Pilot Pete and the contestants visit Cleveland (checks notes..yep) and our hosts weigh in. Insights, high/lowlights, MVP of the week and of course fatherly advice from Dad all included in this weeks episode of My Dad Watches The Bachelor

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Entrepreneur Exchange: Brian Hamilton

It’s a special edition of the Entrepreneur Exchange as Brian Hamilton, the founder of fintech firm Sageworks and creator of the Brian Hamilton Foundation, joins the show to discuss how his Foundation spreads the word about entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina. Hamilton also discusses Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national program he started to help people with criminal records start...

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Brothers in Tech: Streaming Online Television – Deep Dive #1: Media Players

So, we have convinced you to try a streaming television service…how do you access that subscription? In the first of three “deep dives” into the topic of Streaming Online Television, the Brothers discuss the media player options for streaming online content.

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #8: Dusty Slay & Pee-Pee Dolls

In this episode of Country-ish, Jon defends Rob Lowe wearing a generic NFL hat at the NFC Championship game and talks about a touching moment from the audience in Lexington, KY. Comedian Dusty Slay joins the podcast from Nashville to talk about comedy condos. In "Small Town News" Sebastian gives us a story from Murfreesboro, TN about a woman...

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #6: Pillow Fight!

In this episode, Meredith and Dad talk highlights/ lowlights, who's on the show for the right reasons and what they make of the notorious pillow fight in this week's episode. Also included.. their picks on the show's MVP and of course some pertinent advice from Dad. Who's left from their initial picks? Find out on this week's My Dad...

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Footcandle Films: 1917 Oscars

1917, the Golden Globe-winning WWI drama, is in theaters and Alan & Chris are ready to share their thoughts. With 2019 in the rearview mirror and the Academy Awards on the horizon, our hosts skip the regular show segments and give their Oscar picks along with their top 5 films of last year.

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #7: The Follow Up

In this episode of the Country-ish Podcast, the boys get together and review the 1985 John Cusack comedy "Better Off Dead”. Then it’s "Follow-Up" time! Rambo the screaming parrot joins us remotely to talk to us about last week's "Small Town News" segment. Jon reads Becky’s response about their “magical” weekend together in high school then reads a NEW...

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Brothers in Tech 1: Streaming Online Television

In this inaugural episode, the Brothers (Alan & Brian Jackson) discuss the pros and cons of various options/services for streaming live television, including costs, features, usability, and technical difficulty (using the familial rating scale!). The Brothers give their recommendation along with a “Pick of the Show”:

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StreetCircleDrive: JillPatton13Twenty

Moose and McNally welcome Hickory Councilwoman Jill Patton to the first StreetCircleDrive episode of 2020. The gang talk City of Hickory 150 Year celebrations, bond project updates, and to round the episode out, a review of the new 13 Twenty Hickory Pub.

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Footcandle Films: Parasite Bombshell

In this episode, Alan & Chris discuss the Golden Globe-winning film from South Korea "Parasite" along with the based on real-life events movie "Bombshell" starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #5: Champagne-gate

On this episode of My Dad Watches The Bachelor, Meredith and Dad dissect "Champagne-gate". Was it a ratings grab by ABC? Dad has some thoughts about that as well as the college football championship scheduling conflict. Also included, Meredith and Dad's highlights and lowlights of this week's episode, and what contestants both hosts think are in it for the...

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): The 2019 Recap Episode

Chad and Hank are back for the first BIG FAN episode of 2020. Included in this episode, their own personal bests of 2019 and reactions to Billboard's "Best of 2019". We also find out if Chad caught the Great Doorstep Christmas Present Caper that visited his house over the holidays. Happy New Year from BIG FAN!

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BIG FAN: The 2019 Recap Episode

Chad and Hank are back for the first BIG FAN episode of 2020. Included in this episode, their own personal bests of 2019 and reactions to Billboard's "Best of 2019". We also find out if Chad caught the Great Doorstep Christmas Present Caper that visited his house over the holidays. Happy New Year from BIG FAN!

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #6: LIVE from Asheville, it’s Cats?

In this episode of Country-ish, the boys talk about their first-ever LIVE performance of the "Goodwill Hunting" segment in Asheville. Included in this episode, Ricky Gervais’s monologue at the Golden Globes, "Small Town News" where Sebastian shares a story about Police Responding To a Distress Call, only to see a Parrot Screaming ‘Let Me Out!’. In "Jon’s Journal", Jon...

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Entrepreneur Exchange: New Year’s Resolutions For Your Business

The Entrepreneur Exchange starts 2020 with a productivity jolt…Todd Lyden, Director of the Bladen Community College Small Business Center, returns to share his Top 10 List of 2020 Productivity Tools with hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller, including his Honorable Mention/Hall of Fame selections. Plus Jeff and Gary throw out some New Year resolutions for your business to...

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #4: Too Quick-y with the Kiss-y

Let's get to the good stuff! Meredith and Dad have a very candid conversation about episode 1 of ABC's The Bachelor. Included in this episode, their best / worst contestant entrances, feline innuendos, how to tell the Victoria's apart, MVP of the first episode and of course some well-timed fatherly input.

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #5: Drunk Alligators & Drivers Licenses

In this episode, the boys are reunited after a long holiday break. In "Small Town News" Sebastian brings us a story out of Florida about some guys forcing an alligator to drink beer. Jon and Marcus Stamos exchange gifts in "Goodwill Hunting". In "Jon’s Journal" Jon talks about his brother Jason getting his driver’s license and how jealous he...

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #3: The Cast

In this episode of MDWTB, Meredith and Dad dive into the contestant pool and review the cast of this season's The Bachelor. First impressions, early calls, and hot takes make this one a can't miss.

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #2: Pilot Pete

Meredith and her Dad have a lively chat about the upcoming season of the Bachelor and it's protagonist Pilot Pete. Join our hosts as they dive into this season's The Bachelor before it even starts! Will Dad approve of this fellow trying to win the hearts of the Bachelor contestants or at will he at least watch?

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Footcandle Films: Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler takes on a dramatic role as a scheming New York jeweler always looking for the next big score in "Uncut Gems". Alan & Chris share their thoughts as well as some movie news highlights, trailer tapas and a soapbox segment on a CGI James Dean.

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Country-ish with Jon Reep: Merry Country-ish Christmas

Live from Hickory! It’s Christmas Eve-ish! Jon and The Alan Jackson want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. They get together, "Go Live" on facebook and talk about their fondest Christmas memories, favorite Christmas movies, & debate what actually is or is not a Christmas movie. It’s a holly jolly podcast!

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Footcandle Films: The Rise of Skywalker

The final installment of the Skywalker Star Wars saga has made it into theaters across the country. Alan and Chris sit down and discuss the film...first without spoilers...then with ample warning they delve into specifics. Join us for this special Star Wars edition of Footcandle Films.

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My Dad Watches The Bachelor #1: Meet Meredith and Dad

Welcome to the first episode of the My Dad Watches The Bachelor podcast. Meredith, dedicated watcher of the show and millennial daughter to Dad brings a fresh perspective to the long-running Tv show. Dad, not a long time listener, gives his fatherly input on the show.

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #4: Phallic Lights & Farkus Fights

In this episode of Country-ish, Jon pays homage to J. Scott Homan, a very funny comedian friend who recently passed away. In Small Town News, Sebastian gives us a story about a girl who made a giant penis out of Christmas lights & put it on her roof. In the Meme Me / Caption This segment, Jon & his...

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Storytime Station: Jack’s Christmas

In this episode of Storytime Station we feature “Jack's Christmas” by J. Paige Straley. Straley originally wrote the poem on a December night in 1977 while in college at the University of Florida. The poem was inspired by his memories of growing up on a mountain farm in southern West Virginia.

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): Pre Pre Christmas Special

Hank and Chad are back for the Pre Pre Christmas Special episode of BIG FAN! Our hosts talk about local Hickory favorite Christmas events the Chili Cotillion and the United Arts Council Jingle Bell Bash. Also included, their love of unexpected Christmas get-togethers, online Christmas gifts being shipped and disappearing at the East household, Hank and Chad's potential fantasy...

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #3: Chili Cotillions, Flaming Snakes & Shirtless Marc Stamos

In this episode, Sebastian informs us of a "Chili Cotillion" in Hickory. Jon talks about his trip to St. Louis and Stamos talks a little Lenoir-Rhyne University Football. In Jon's Journal, Jon reads from his high-school journal before the day the Fred T. Foard Tigers played their first football game of his senior year. Then in Small Town News,...

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BIG FAN: Pre Pre Christmas Special

Hank and Chad are back for the Pre Pre Christmas Special episode of BIG FAN! Our hosts talk about local Hickory favorite Christmas events the Chili Cotillion and the United Arts Council Jingle Bell BASH. Also included, their love of unexpected Christmas get-togethers, online Christmas gifts being shipped and disappearing at the East household, Hank and Chad's potential fantasy...

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Footcandle Films: Beautiful Knives Out Ferrari

It's the most wonderful time of the year… hosts Alan & Chris might be heard humming this tune around town… not because of holiday parties and finding the perfect gifts on Amazon… but because of all the great movies hitting theater screens across the country. This episode features reviews of "Ford v Ferrari" starring Matt Damon & Christian Bale from director Rian...

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StreetCircleDrive: TonyWoodShuckinShack

Moose and McNally welcome the newly elected City of Hickory Alderman (City Councilman) Tony Wood to the show. The gang chews the fat over the bond projects, Tony's goals and his vision for Hickory. Hickory's Christmas Events and a review of the new Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar are all included in this episode of SCD! 

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #2: Fake Bombs & Illegal Dumping

In this episode of Country-ish the boys talk about their fun-filled weekend's tailgating, bar-hopping and mall walking. Then Jon reads from his high-school journal about a half-day at school because of a water pipe bursting in (Jon’s Journal). Then Shawn brings us a story out of Arkansas about a Poop Bandit on the loose in (Small Town News). Then...

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Country-ish with Jon Reep #1: Black Fried Day & Brotox

Welcome to the first-ever episode of Country-ish. The Fried podcast got a facelift, well not really. But Marc Stamos did get some botox aka “Brotox”. In this episode, the boys get together and talk about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Then Betty Reep calls in with a Popsicle update. Jon reads from his high-school journal in (Jon’s Journal), Shawn gives...

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Entrepreneur Exchange: 7th Annual Business Lessons from the Movies

It’s back… the Entrepreneur Exchange’s 7th annual Business Lessons from the Movies Podtacular is now available on The MESH. Co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society, to share their recommendations for movies with a business lesson that you can watch over the holidays to rescue you...

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): Thanksgiving Special Edition

Join Hank and Chad as they discuss their own Thanksgiving traditions. Who likes dry stuffing? Also included.. how to deal with unruly parents at kids sporting events and a can't miss Rapid Fire segment. All this and more on the Thanksgiving Special Edition of BIG FAN!

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BIG FAN: Thanksgiving Special Edition

Join Hank and Chad as they discuss their own Thanksgiving traditions. Who likes dry stuffing? Also included.. how to deal with unruly parents at kids sporting events and a can't miss Rapid Fire segment. All this and more on the Thanksgiving Special Edition of BIG FAN!

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Fried Pod #113: Popeyes Chicken, Eric Church, Tupac Shakur, & Rodney Carrington

In this episode of the Fried Pod the gang gets together and reveals the winners of the latest (Meme Me/ Caption This) contest with an old photo of Jon & Rodney Carrington. Jon reads from his high school journal in (Jon’s Journal) about kid fights. In Small Town News, Shawn gives us a story about how Tupac Shakur is...

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