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Episode 18: Whitey on the Moon

In this episode the boys ramble on Rappers, Redbulls, and Racist commercials.-The last thing you do in the world is Die-Jay and Tyler nerd out on Hip Hop-Patrick doesn’t like Jimi Hendrix-If you got wanderlust go to Madrid-Tyler doesn’t want to hang out with Benjamin Franklin-Dr. Michio Kaku stops by. Check us out on social media,…

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Episode 21: Lost Among Locals

In this episode, Ashley (and an absent Jeri) sit down with travel bloggers, Ryan and Abby Davis, better known as Lost Among Locals! They talk about travel hacking, travel essentials, what led them to traveling full time and share stories from their crazy adventures. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay…

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Episode 16: The Return of Clint Craig

In this episode, now retired professional bull-rider Clint Craig comes back for another round with The Ouachita Chronicles crew! Instead of giving insight on how the industry works, this time he gives stories of his shenanigans on the road with his buddies. Be it tormenting the federal government, or being held up for breaking and…

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Episode 15: Chronicles Road Trip- Buffalo River Edition

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Ben Milburn, owner of Buffalo River Outfitters. Milburn is very knowledgeable about the river and area and loves to share stories about his area. Ben talks about his adventures in Costa Rica, college experiences, how he was led into the tourism industry, and even about a…

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Episode 07: Tom Oar

In this episode, Steve sits down with Mountain Man Tom Oar. Tom was a fan-favorite star of the History channel’s show ‘Mountain Men’, where they gave viewers a glimpse into the lives of people who live off-grid. Though Tom was a successful bull-rider in his youth, he now spends his days on the show demonstrating…

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Episode 14: Rick Chrisman

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Rick Chrisman, owner of gourmet restaurant American Artisans in downtown Mena, Arkansas. Being such a staple in Mena, Rick has a lot to say about how his business started, the inclusion of art in his establishment, and the highs and lows of owning a restaurant. Rick,…

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Episode 13: Bill Barnes

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri go on location with Bill Barnes, owner of Mountain Harbor Resort in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Barnes tells his story, from being a small boy moving across the country, to owning and operating one of the most successful marina-resorts in Arkansas.

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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 07: Pasha Watson

The small town of Mena, in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, is considered by many to be an ideal vacation spot and a more than ideal place to live. Find out what makes Mena and the surrounding area such a draw for tourism, as Ashley and Jeri visit with Pasha Watson. Pasha is the…

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