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#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

5/29/2018
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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

5/7/2018
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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

5/1/2018
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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

4/24/2018
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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

4/16/2018
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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

4/2/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:52:34

#174 - Guns N' Roses

3/13/2018
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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

3/5/2018
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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

2/26/2018
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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

2/19/2018
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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

2/7/2018
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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

#169 - State of the Mayor Ronnie Thompson

1/29/2018
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Ronnie's back to give us a state of the city! We talk about skatepark, zoning & tattoo parlors, affordable housing, masterplan, downtown hotels, recycling, 911 county woes, and more!

Duration:03:14:11

#169 - Lower Your Expectations: The Post

1/22/2018
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Isaac and Sam are joined by special guest Abigail Taylor to digest Steven Spielberg's latest Oscar-bait The Post, featuring two main actors we've never heard of!

Duration:00:24:02

#167 - Conversations With Agnostic, Cultural Christians

1/8/2018
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Download We talk with Tyler Sain, an agnostic, libertarian and self proclaimed "cultural Christian", about his personal religious views, the mixture of policy and religion, the absurdity of the abortion debate, libertarianism and the role of government, the lack of humility in the Republican party, and time-dependent morality.

Duration:02:26:44

#166 - Hello 2018

1/2/2018
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Download Sam and Isaac get together to discuss memorable events and lessons learned in 2017. They discuss fake news, bias in the media, and feelings after a year of Donald Trump. They then discuss their highlights, in music, television, and film.

Duration:03:14:58