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#189 - Peter Skelton of The Levee Brewery in Valdese, NC Returns

9/16/2018
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We are joined once again by Peter Skelton, owner and brewer at the soon to open The Levee brewery and pub in Valdese, NC. Peter gives us an in depth update on his opening status and overall progress. We also discuss the successes and/or failings of the latest installment to the Star Wars franchise: Star Wars Episode Vll The Last Jedi. The Levee Brewery crowdfunding campaign Burke Rally For Recovery by BSAN

Duration:01:02:03

John Huddle, former member of Worth of Faith Fellowship cult

9/2/2018
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Early 2017, an AP investigative journalist released a series of articles he'd been working on for years about a religious cult based out of Spindale - only 45 minutes down the road from Morganton. John Huddle has been out of the Word of Faith Fellowship cult for about 10 years. To the church's dismay, and at the cost of his relationship with his family who are still members, he has spent that time speaking out against the church's manipulative and violent practices, and working to create a...

Duration:04:11:39

#187 - Brian Bullman and Tim Barnsback are Totally Hemp

7/30/2018
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We are joined by Brian Bullman and Tim Barnsback to discuss the new pilot program for hemp production in North Carolina and it's benefit to local health and economies. Brian is the co-founder of Carolina Hemp Company based in Asheville, NC. Tim Barnsback is currently running for NC House District 86.

Duration:01:14:06

#186 - Seth Hawkins, Wilderness EMS Extraordinaire

7/9/2018
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Dr. Seth Hawkins is the author of Wilderness EMS and Vertical Aid. He is the founder of the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team, and the Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship. He also co-hosts the podcast Raw Medicine. We talk about wilderness first aid, the importance of evidence-based medicine, and his efforts to further educate the public in various ways about the latest science on first aid and health.

Duration:01:31:01

#185 - Solo, A(nother) Star Wars Story

6/4/2018
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Isaac and Sam are joined by resident C:E Star Wars expert Eliot Lytle and movie buff Zach Riddle to watch the newest installment in the Star Wars universe.

Duration:00:53:58

#184 - Peter Skelton, The Levee Brewery & Pub

5/28/2018
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Download Peter is currently in the process of opening Valdese's first brewery! A native of the town of Deal in England, he is bringing the flavor of English craft beer to the Waldensian foothills. We talk to him about his plans for the brewery, brewing influences, and how the beer culture is across the pond

Duration:01:55:31

#183 - Lower Your Expectations: Deadpool 2

5/22/2018
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We tried to make a self-referential meta-comedic description for this podcast but Deadpool 2 took all the good jokes.

Duration:00:29:33

#182 - Primary Results + Edith Stitt, Burke County Commissioner Candidate

5/15/2018
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Nobody votes in the Primary so Sam and I go over the results and rue the day. We also talk to Edith Stitt. Edith is running on the Democratic Primary for one of the two county commissioner seats up for grabs this fall. We talk about her motivations for running and the meaning of life.

Duration:01:02:50

#181 - Lower Your Expectations: Avengers Infinity War

5/6/2018
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We see Infinity War on opening night and try our best to deflate our nerd boners. SPOILER ALERT.

Duration:00:49:51

#180 - Primary 2018: Maynard Taylor, County Commissioner incumbent

4/30/2018
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Maynard Taylor stops by to talk about why he's running for re-election after 16 years on the Burke County Board of Commissioners. We talk about his life experience, highlights and challenges of his time served, how his faith and religious views relate to public service, his insider scoop on the new county jail, & his favorite movies and music.

Duration:00:45:58

#179 - Primary 2018: Gary Kling, Burke County Commissioner Candidate

4/23/2018
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A challenger to the Republicans currently on the Board of Commissioners, Gary Kling joins us the in the studio to talk about his life, why he is running, the meaning of life, vocational education, recycling, and more. During the intro we fill you in on why every curbside corner ramp is being replaced downtown.

Duration:02:26:36

#178 - Lower Your Expectations: Ready Player One

4/15/2018
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Our review of what might be the worst book-to-movie adaptation we've ever seen.

Duration:00:33:55

#177 - Welcome to the Bombhouse

4/7/2018
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Ricky Rodriguez runs a recording studio (Bombhouse Recordings) out of his house in downtown Morganton, and is a master of his craft. He also just started the second podcast to ever come out of Morganton - Welcome to the Bombhouse. We talk about starting a podcast, faith & belief growing up in Burke County, the growth of technology, awful facebook battles, and our favorite books and movies in science fiction. This episode is brought to you by Heavy Metal Tattoo and Piercing, check them out...

Duration:03:17:59

#176 - The Easter Special

4/1/2018
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Sam and Isaac discuss the history and importance of Good Friday & Easter Sunday, Trump's contribution to Christian culture, and how people come together at this time of year to set aside their differences, have reasoned & nuanced discussions, and find commonality. Trump, An American Dream & Dirty Money Episode 6: The Confidence Man Media Bias Chart Sinclair Broadcasting Nationwide Local News Script - "This is extremely dangerous to our democracy" This episode is brought to you by Heavy...

Duration:00:30:25

#175 - Burke County 4 Eva

3/27/2018
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Today we're joined by Johnnie Carswell and Scott Mulwee, both Burke County Commissioners. They give us an update on what's going on at the county level, from the growth of population and business, culture changes as a result of millennials and Trump, the capacity of business for the county and the city, to the 911 call center "dispute", school safety, and the jail. This episode is brought to you by Heavy Metal Tattoo and Piercing, check them out for the high quality, highly hygienic, highly...

Duration:01:52:34

#174 - Guns N' Roses

3/12/2018
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We're joined by the Nook's Cam Carroll and Grant Houston to talk about gun violence, rights vs. privileges, firearm laws, 2016 voting regrets, & the nano-future of the Nook Homebrew & Tavern. This episode is brought to you by Heavy Metal Tattoo and Piercing, check them out for the high quality, highly hygienic, highly professional ink and metal!

Duration:01:56:36

#173 - Lower Your Expectations: Red Sparrow

3/4/2018
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Jennifer Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow, a modern-day story about how Russia is gaining an upper hand on America by forcing teenagers to become prostitutes.

Duration:00:22:43

#171 - Conversations with Christians ft. Pastor Jesse Carr

2/25/2018
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Jesse is back to have a regular conversation (as opposed to his "interview" of us the first time around). This time we get in to the historicity of Jesus, masturbation before marriage, evangelicals and Trump, and whether or not it's more convenient to deny science to fit your biblical worldview or deny the Bible to fit your scientific worldview. Jesse's face says it all.

Duration:01:54:28

#171 - Lower Your Expectations: Black Panther

2/18/2018
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Sam and Isaac share their thoughts on the movie and cultural phenomenon that is The Black Panther, including an update on the locations of the infinity stones in the MCU.

Duration:02:25:15

#170 - Heavy Metal Zoning Laws

2/6/2018
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Spencer and Rusty from Heavy Metal join us to talk about the world of tattoos, the zoning ban of tattoo parlors downtown, and what it was like to be in a Ron Jeremy documentary.

Duration:00:55:43