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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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Chick Chat: Rock n’ Roll Monarchy

Ever wonder what music the Royal Family listen to? No? Just us? Well, we’ll give you the scoop anyway. Is Harry a Marley Fan? Charles chillin’ with the Doobie Brothers? And, clearly, Meghan is singing Chaka. Listen in as we break down this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees and...

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StreetCircleDrive: FriendsOfHickoryArcade

Moose and McNally welcome Allison Holtzman from the Friends of Hickory group. The gang gets together to discuss what's happening in Hickory and what could be on the horizon. Also included, a review of a Downtown Hickory favorite the Hickory Arcade and Cafe.

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): My Prerogative

In this episode of Big Fan Hank and Chad discuss stomach bug's, the impending Arctic Blast, the best Halloween Costumes, and what songs from 90's R&B groups are "signature" .. Also a new Rapid Fire segment emerges! All this and more on this episode of BIG FAN!

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BIG FAN: My Prerogative

In this episode of Big Fan Hank and Chad discuss stomach bug's, the impending Arctic Blast, the best Halloween Costumes, and what songs from 90's R&B groups are "signature" .. Also a new Rapid Fire segment emerges! All this and more on this episode of BIG FAN!

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Fried Pod #112: Jon, Justin, Chickens, and WhiteClaw

In this episode of the Fried Pod Jon is joined by local singer/songwriter, Justin Clyde Williams. This one is an emotional roller coaster. They talk about his upbringing in Bethlehem, how writing poetry with his dad in prison helped shape his music career, thoughts of suicide, sing a song about "White Claw", and reveal a new song for the...

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I’m With The Band: Justin Clyde Williams

This episode of I’m with the Band features western North Carolina’s own, Justin Clyde Williams. JCW brings to the podcast his one of a kind perspective on music and the industry. His new album “Preamble” is now available for purchase at all of his live shows and streaming on all platforms. The Justin Clyde Williams...

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Footcandle Films: Lighthouse Marriage Story

In this episode, hosts Alan & Chris discuss "The Lighthouse" the latest film from Robert Eggers starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson and the possible Oscar contender "Marriage Story" starring Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansen.

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Fried Pod #111: Man Forced to Eat His Own Beard

In this episode of the Fried Pod, Shawn brings us a story about a guy who was forced to eat his own beard at knifepoint over a botched lawn mower sale. Jon reads from his high-school journal about being sick and getting sympathy from Rebecca & the 2 Jennifer’s. Also included, Jon and Marc exchange...

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Fried Pod #110: Halloween, Walgreens & Scary Teachers

In this episode of the Fried Pod the gang gets together to talk about their fondest Halloween memories and show the video of the Walgreens Rush. Jon reads from his high school journal in "Jon’s Journal” and we hear about a high school teacher who beat up students. In the "Small Town News” segment, a story about a man...

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StreetCircleDrive: HickoryVeloClub

Hosts Moose and McNally welcome Mike Pilolla, President of the Hickory Velo Club to the podcast. They discuss the state of cycling in Hickory and how Hickory's new infrastructure improvements will affect cycling. Plus a review of a Downtown Hickory favorite, Crescent Moon. 

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): Worst Podcast Ever

What's the worst? Chad and Hank decide what's the worst songs, TV shows and movies. The guys discuss Halloween costumes and the keys to success in coaching in their kid's Basketball leagues. Also included, Hank defends his and Moose's honor while deflecting critics from the last episode. All this and more on BIG FAN!

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BIG FAN: Worst Podcast Ever

What's the worst? Chad and Hank decide what's the worst songs, TV shows and movies. The guys discuss Halloween costumes and the keys to success in coaching in their kid's Basketball leagues. Also included, Hank defends his and Moose's honor while deflecting critics from the last episode. All this and more on BIG FAN!

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Footcandle Films: Dolemite Luce

Comedian Eddie Murphy is back...and thankfully not as a talking donkey in another Shrek sequel. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on his latest "Dolemite Is My Name" as well as the discussion-worthy indie "Luce" starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Octavia Spencer and a career-defining performance from Kelvin Harrison, Jr.

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Fried Pod #109: Screamin’ & Squalin’

In this week's episode of the Fried Pod, Jon and comedian friend Big Irish Jay Hollingsworth get together at the ATC Studios in Burbank, CA. They reveal the winners of the Meme Me /Caption This contest, read a random journal entry from Jon’s high school journal in "Jon’s Journal” and go over a small-town news story where a couple...

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Entrepreneur Exchange: Let’s Start a Food Business!

Hungry? Let’s Start a Food Business! Thinking about starting a food business? Eric Hallman and Sue Ellsworth with the Piedmont Food Processing Center in Hillsborough, NC join the Entrepreneur Exchange to talk about their food incubator and how they assist entrepreneurs to start and grow food businesses. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller provide tips for...

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Fried Pod #108: Small Town Joker

In this episode of the Fried Pod Jon’s mom, Betty Reep joins the gang and gives us a movie review of the film “Joker." Jon brings in a card game he found at a good will called "Gender Bender". Johnny Poovey stops by to talk about the Jon Reep Cruise to Nassau. Then Shawn Setzer gives us some...

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BIG FAN: You Know What Grinds My Gears?

On this crossover, Chad-less episode of BIG FAN, Hank is joined by Andrew Moose (host of StreetCircleDrive on the MESH) and talks about the never-ending holiday madness, the bonkers MLB playoffs, the Cam Newton / Kyle Allen QB. The hosts also pay their respects to their everyday heroes. All this and more on this episode of BIG FAN!

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): You Know What Grinds My Gears?

On this crossover, Chad-less episode of BIG FAN, Hank is joined by Andrew Moose (host of StreetCircleDrive on the MESH) and talks about the never-ending holiday madness, the bonkers MLB playoffs, the Cam Newton / Kyle Allen QB. The hosts also pay their respects to their everyday heroes. All this and more on this episode of BIG FAN!

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Chick Chat: Fall TV

While they’re not being paid for this YouTubeTV advertisement, ChickChat is bringing you the premium content anyway. And by premium content, we mean MM’s (very) extensive Fall TV lineup scheduled to record. Who makes the cut? Will she add more? How will she ever keep up? Janette joins in and shows restraint by sticking to...

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Footcandle Films: Ad Astra Joker

Ad Astra's character study of an astronaut (Brad Pitt) with daddy issues or Joker's character study of a troubled clown (Joaquin Phoenix) with daddy issues. Hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts on both films and which one they found more compelling (and which one almost put one host to sleep). A news segment focusing on the winners of the...

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Fried Pod #107: Kyle Troup

In this episode on the "Fried Pod", soon to be "Local Boy Makes Good", Jon, Alan, Marc are joined by local hero, Professional Bowler, Kyle Troup (the Bob Ross of Professional Bowling). They get together to read your emails & YouTube comments, do a Meme Me/Caption This segment and talk about Kyle Troup's amazing career and afro. This one...

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StreetCircleDrive: HickoryFoodTruckEpisode

On this special episode of StreetCircleDrive, Moose and McNally head out into their favorite city, Hickory, NC in search of the elusive Food Truck... SPOILER ALERT: they find them. Also included, the best DII college football experience and a rundown of Hickory's Oktoberfest

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Fried Pod #106: Walgreen’s Rush

In this episode of the Fried Pod Jon, Alan, Marc, & Shawn get together and read your emails & YouTube comments. Jon gives us a taste of the NEW theme song for the “Local Boy Makes Good” podcast. The topic of greeters at drug stores comes up which leads to a flash mob idea called...

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Entrepreneur Exchange: Ron Elmore-NC Small Business Technology Development Center

If you’re in business or starting a business, access to capital is your oxygen to stay alive. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Ron Elmore, Regional Director with the NC Small Business Technology Development Center

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Fried Pod #105: Dominate the Foe!

*Explicit* In this episode Jon & Alan read an email from songwriter & author James Demarco, a YouTube comment from a guy who thinks Jon hasn’t watched a Panthers games since 2015, then Jon shows Alan a rap video from Panther Fan named Ked Woodley, it's called "Dominate the Foe!”... The guys are joined by an old comedian pal...

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BIG FAN (Video): Cheerleaders on a Plane

There are too many cheerleaders on this plane! in your best Samuel L. Jackson voice On this BIG FAN, our hosts Hank and Chad chew the fat about recent high school reunions, who and how much to tip, someone running 100 miles for fun and how Chad ended up cozying up with the Florida State...

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BIG FAN: Cheerleaders on a Plane

There are too many cheerleaders on this plane! in your best Samuel L. Jackson voice On this BIG FAN, our hosts Hank and Chad chew the fat about recent high school reunions, who and how much to tip, someone running 100 miles for fun and how Chad ended up cozying up with the Florida State...

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StreetCircleDrive: DowntownStation

Moose and McNally welcome Amy Ogle, Executive Director of the Hickory Downtown Development Association to this episode of StreetCircleDrive. Also included, a restaurant review of a Downtown Hickory gem, The Olde Hickory Station. Here are some links from topics discussed on this episode of StreetCircleDrive! Hickory Downtown Development Association The Olde Hickory Station Hickory’s Oktoberfest...

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Fried Pod #104: Honest Jon

In this episode of the Fried Pod, the whole gang is back again. Jon, Shawn, Marc & Alan get together and talk about the future of the podcast. Then they read your emails & YouTube comments, do a “Meme Me/Caption” This contest, & Jon reads from his high school journal. Then Shawn introduces a new...

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Footcandle Films: Farewell It

Pennywise is back. This time he's haunting the Losers Club as adults with Bill Heder, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy joining the cast. How does "It Chapter Two" compare to its' 2017 predecessor? Our hosts share their thoughts as well as discuss the indie film "The Farewell" starring comedian Awkwafina

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BIG FAN (VIDEO): Hero in Our Midst?

Coming to you live!!!! Or almost live. Our dynamic duo is back to discuss the important things in life......Youth travel soccer games, weird weddings where nobody dances but you, and of course fantasy football draft accidents. Check em out in crystal clear audio or beautiful hi-definition video.

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BIG FAN: Hero in Our Midst?

Coming to you live!!!! Or almost live. Our dynamic duo is back to discuss the important things in life......Youth travel soccer games, weird weddings where nobody dances but you, and of course fantasy football draft accidents. Check em out in crystal clear audio or beautiful hi-definition video.

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Fried Pod #103: Panther Pissed

This episode of the Fried Pod is a full house. Jon, Shawn, Marc, & Alan all get together and follow up on the Big Foot sightings in North Carolina, old and new. Then they talk about snipe hunting, exchange gifts from Good Will, Jon gives his true feelings on Cam Newton, review the movie "Once Upon a Time in...

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Chick Chat: Let’s Get Serious

Tackling some heavy issues here on the podcast today. Don’t worry - we avoid politics and stuff like that — and of course everything has a tv show reference included, so I guess it can only get so serious… I mean IT’S JUST A TV SHOW! So, tune in and see why we, as moms, are patting...

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