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Episode 21: CTS, CTS, CTS!

In this episode the fellas talk “trash” with Brad Pennington. Before we get to that, how about some great stories on the beginning of Red Dirt music, playing at the Red Barn, the Pennington family, and some history of Hochatown. Oh, and trash, we do talk quite a bit of trash. Hosting Hochatown is brought…

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Episode 03: TRUE CRIME- The Rise and Fall of Frank Flynn, The Crime Boss of Hot Springs

Hot Springs, Arkansas is known nationally for Oaklawn, the horse-racing enterprise and gambling facility. But, gambling used to be very illegal in Hot Springs and it was all controlled by one sinister man. From a violent shooting from the mayor, to the outlaw confederate general who was employed to eradicate gang activity, in this episode…

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Episode 02: SUPERNATURAL- The Gurdon Light

For nearly a century, the residents of Gurdon, Arkansas have borne witness to an enigmatic orb, or ball of light, floating near the train tracks. Could it possibly be the spirit of a railroad worker who was decapitated on the railroad tracks, or could it be energy emitted by the abundant quartz crystals beneath the…

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Episode 01: TRUE CRIME- James “Red” Hall

If you knew what was good for you, you wouldn’t be picking up hitchhikers. There have been an estimated 500 hitchhiking murders on the interstate since 1979 (https://wandrlymagazine.com/article/hitchhiking/). Imagine a more safe time though, suppose the 1940’s. Would you consider picking up a hitchhiker then? Well, if you answered yes, then you would’ve been at…

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Episode 34: Women’s Suffrage, Sherri Martel, Little Known Female Firsts

In this episode of Trivia Tracks, Pryce highlights little-known moments in women’s suffrage history, WWE Hall of Famer Sherri Martel, and famous female firsts that aren’t so famous.

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Episode 35: Mena Chamber and AP Rod Run!

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with head of Mena’s Chamber of Commerce Whitney Horne, and head of Advertising and Promotion Marisa Johnson, here to talk about the upcoming Rod Run! Being a staple of Mena for several years, they talk about the history of Street and Performance, the past Rod Runs and…

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Episode 30: Rebels

In this episode the boys celebrate their 30th episode with guest host Greg Revels. Bezos is Dr. Evil. Blue Virgin X. Everyone wants Greg Revels. Rural Arkansas in the 70’s. Mary Todd Lincoln is from Lockesburg/ John Voight comes to De Queen. Silly rabbit, drugs are for kids. Greg always knew he was special. Patrick…

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Episode 33: Richard Lawry

In this episode, Jeri and Producer Trey sit down with Richard Lawry. Despite being a transplant, Richie has been well solidified in the community by way of his business, Richie’s Discount Auto Glass, his column titled ‘An Arkie’s Faith’ in The Polk County Pulse, and the books that he has written. Richie talks about how…

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Episode 29: Nakia, Dick the Bruiser, Issues and Answers, and Albert Einstein

In this episode, Pryce talks about the short-lived ’70s TV series Nakia, wrestling legend Dick the Bruiser, Issues and Answers (ABC’s original Sunday morning talk show before This Week replaced it), and some facts about the biggest “facts” everybody knows about Albert Einstein. 

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Episode 21: Remembering Robert Kennedy, Baseball Season, Grizzly Smith, and Danny

In this episode, the guys talk about Robert Kennedy, Baseball Season, Grizzly Smith, and John’s old friend Danny.

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