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Episode 06: Remembering snow days and Uncle Sonny

In this episode, the guys remember snow days, Uncle Sonny, Donnie and Ronnie Bass, NASCAR.

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Episode 12: Ranger Ashley- Hot Springs National Park

In this episode, our favorite ladies sit down with Ranger Ashley of Hot Springs National Park. When it comes to the history of Hot Springs, Ranger Ashley is a wealth of knowledge. They discuss the history of the park, how COVID has affected tourism, the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Hot Springs National…

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Episode 05: Remembering “The Natural” Butch Reed and David

In this episode, Uncle John and Kelly Blair remember road trippin’ with friends, shorts and poor weather, “The Natural” Butch Reed (formerly known as “Hacksaw” Butch Reed), and John’s old friend David Elliot.

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Episode 11: Carey Byars

In this episode, the girls (virtually) sit down with film-maker and professor Carey Byars. Byars created a documentary about the Commonwealth college, a radical, left-wing labor college located near Mena, Arkansas during the Great Depression. How was the college founded? Who were the alumni? Was there really a communist revolt within the college? Listen along…

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Episode 03: Remembering Danny and Vintage Chidester

In this episode, the guys reminisce about John’s long time friend Danny, growing up in old-school Chidester, John’s political antics, The Midnight Express, and Tom Brady’s 10th Superbowl.

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Episode 08: James Earl Turner

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with James Earl Turner. Turner is a local politician, actor, and historian with plenty of stories to tell about his adventures he’s had while watching the world grow old around him. In this episode, they talk about growing up in a ‘Dazed and Confused-esque’ Mena, James’ involvement…

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Episode 04: Lindsay Persico

Lindsay Persico was one of the featured survivalists on the History Channel show ‘Alone: The Beast’ where she, along with two strangers, were dropped in the wilderness together and were told to survive with minimal gear. They talk about bushcraft, the experience on the show, hunting, and fitness.

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Episode 02: Remembering Buddy Rose and Reagan

In this episode, the guys talk about a now passed friend, inaugural ceremonies of past presidents, wrestling superstar “Playboy” Buddy Rose, and The Dodgers’ late manager Tommy Lasorda.

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