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The voice of Ring of Honor, Ian Riccaboni joins The Big Nerd this week

9/28/2018
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The voice of Ring of Honor, Ian Riccaboni joined The Big Nerd this week. We talk this week's PPV, the experience of All-In, the future and past of ROH and what strikes a "chord" with him when he's not announcing PPVs and tv tapings.

Duration:00:38:49

Only in Polk: Episode 4, Part 1: What's in a name? And how do you pronounce 'Seward'?

9/14/2018
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Episode 4, Part 1: "How do you pronounce "Seward"? Why's it called Lake Seward Drive?" Submit your own question! theledger.com/onlyinpolk Reporting & story: Gary White. Audio production: Laura L. Davis.

Duration:00:07:55

Only in Polk: Episode 4, Part 2: Which Lake Miriam came first? The woman, that one lake, the other lake/phosphate pit or the shopping center?

9/14/2018
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Episode 4, Part 2: "How do you pronounce "Seward"? Why's it called Lake Seward Drive?" In this episode, reporter Gary White unravels the source of a name within a name to answer a reader's two-part question. So, which Lake Miriam came first: the woman, that one lake, the other lake/phosphate pit or the shopping center? Submit your own question! theledger.com/onlyinpolk Reporting & story: Gary White. Audio production: Laura L. Davis.

Duration:00:07:29

Only in Polk: Epsiode 3: What's behind those gates at Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror?

9/14/2018
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Episode 3: "What’s behind the gates at the Frances Langford Promenade loggia?" In this episode, Christopher Guinn shines some light on a mystery that's inspired rumors to swirl around Lakeland for years. Is it Blinky’s old home? Where lions made meals of criminals? Hidden tunnels for trysts, illicit deals by the wealthy? Well ... you'd better listen to find out. And we're still not entirely convinced. Submit your own question! theledger.com/onlyinpolk Reporting & story: Christopher...

Duration:00:06:27

The Big Nerd Podcast w/Ray Beasock: SUMMERSLAM PREVIEW

8/21/2018
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WWE's annual SummerSlam PPV is here and The Big Nerd rounds up his wrestling crew to talk about the PPV and to give their predictions on one of the WWE's biggest PPVs of the year!

Duration:01:07:59

Applicant: Reececliff Family Diner in Lakeland canceled job interview because of pregnancy

8/9/2018
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On Tuesday evening, an employee at Reececliff Family Diner in Lakeland contacted her on Facebook Messenger to confirm a 9:15 a.m. interview. Moments later, the interview was canceled. Why? Words: Christopher Guinn Sounds: Laura L. Davis READ MORE: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180808/applicant-reececliff-family-diner-in-lakeland-canceled-job-interview-because-of-pregnancy

Duration:00:04:17

Only in Polk Episode 2: What is the status of Daylight Savings Time in Florida? I'm trying to plan a wedding.

7/31/2018
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Episode 2: "What is the status of Daylight Savings Time in Florida? I'm trying to plan a wedding." In this episode, reporter Mike Ferguson dives into an act of Congress to find out if a couple will have sunset light on their wedding day in Ft. Meade. Submit your own question! theledger.com/onlyinpolk Reporting & story: Mike Ferguson. Audio production: Laura L. Davis.

Duration:00:03:48

What is Only in Polk?

7/31/2018
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Duration:00:03:56

The Big Nerd Podcast w/Ray Beasock: Stand-up comedy is no joke!

7/26/2018
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Stand-up comedy is no joke ... Well it's full of jokes but it's a tough gig to pull off. Here how local comedians James and Forrest deal with hostile crowds, bad sets and how they piece together their bits for laughs all right here on The Big Nerd Podcast!

Duration:00:36:15

The Big Nerd w/Ray Beasock: What's gonna happen in WWE's Extreme Rules PPV?

7/13/2018
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After a brief hiatus, the Big Nerd Podcast returns and we're once again talking wrestling. WWE's Extreme Rules PPV is Sunday and the Matador and JD return to dish out their opinions on what's gonna happen in the final PPV before SummerSlam!

Duration:00:43:24

The Big Nerd w/Ray Beasock: Talkin' bout Sunday's WWE PPV Money in the Bank

6/15/2018
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The Big Nerd returns his focus to the squared circle as The Matador and JD join him to discuss Sunday's WWE PPV Money in the Bank.

Duration:00:40:47

Ernest Combee talks Lakeland before power, plumbing and Publix

5/16/2018
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Ernest Combee, 86, has lived long enough to see the world go from people using horses to ride into downtown Lakeland to watching humans launch into space, their rockets streaking a white column across the blue sky beyond his family’s homestead. READ MORE: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180505/interview-with-lakelands-ernest-combee-great-grandson-of-confederate-soldier

Duration:00:30:20

The Big Nerd w/Ray Beasock: No spoilers!!

5/11/2018
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This week, co-worker Brady Fredericksen returns to talk to The Big Nerd about spoilers! Wait, was that just a spoiler as well? Argh! Don’t spoil it, bro!

Duration:00:35:23

Talking Polk County football with FSU coach Willie Taggart

5/11/2018
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Florida State head coach Willie Taggart made a visit to Lakeland on Friday. Our own Brady Fredericksen caught up with the first-year Noles coach and talked about getting used to his new job, locals on the roster and more.

Duration:00:06:45

The Big Nerd w/Ray Beasock: Break out the dice -- we're talking table-top gaming!

5/2/2018
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Break out your dice, but be sure not to step on the 4-sides ones as we talk roleplaying and table-top games with a three dedicated role playing nerds and of course The Big Nerd himself!

Duration:00:44:33

The Big Nerd w/Ray Beasock: Ring of Honor wrestling star "The Horror King" Vinny Marseglia

4/23/2018
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Ring of Honor wrestling star "The Horror King" Vinny Marseglia agreed to put down his axe and pick up the phone and talk to us about his career and of course his love of horror movies.

Duration:00:32:39

The Big Nerd w/Ray Beasock: Zach Buss returns to talk Wrestlemania, other nerdy things

4/13/2018
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Zach Buss returns to talk upcoming Nerd stuff and we also have our reactions of Wrestlemania 34!

Duration:00:31:13

The Big Nerd Podcast w/Ray Beasock: WRESTLEMANIA!

4/6/2018
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After a brief hiatus, the Big Nerd Podcast returns and re-enters the squared circle as Ray's group of wrestling nerds talks about the upcoming Wrestlemania weekend.

Duration:01:04:57

Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend on school safety and long-term goals

3/30/2018
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Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend provides his take on school safety and the long-term issues that face the school district. Notably, he says, the real power of a local school board in the face of state education policy supremacy is to take a stand and refuse to follow through on orders he says will hurt schools.

Duration:00:52:03