Matt talks about clay, the stuff you make bricks with. Chris talks about Clay, the dude with 16 counties named after him but otherwise a perennial (presidential) loser. Matt exposes other popular counties (you may want to avert your ears). Chris finds it curious that the popularity of OJ Simpson’s original lawyers far exceeds that of many other criminals. Matt calls Time Out on Chunky Gal Mountain.
Clay County rings in the New Years with an annual Opossom Drop.
You can watch the Opossom drop without harming animals:
Chris and Matt listen to Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory.
The Lords Proprietors make a triumphant return. Matt discusses the type of people residing in Shaftesbury. Chris talks about a few famous residents of Chowan County that went on to get their own county (names). Matt talks about presidential crimes, misdemeanors, and the beaches of Chowan County. Chris talks about the surprisingly broad array of tea parties.
A derogatory take on the Edenton Tea Party
Chris explains why there is a dead fish on the Chowan County seal.
Matt and Chris listen to Bikini Kill’s The Singles from 1998.
Chris talks about the Qualla Boundary, colloquially known as the Cherokee reservation- despite the fact that the land that was purchased privately and not reserved by any government for the Cherokee. Matt expresses his anger at the treatment of Native Americans during their relocation in the 1800s on the Trail of Tears. Chris discusses the process of pumping water up to the top of a damn to store energy. Matt admonishes Chris for mentioning other forms of media or entertainment that may distract our listener. Matt notices the frequency with which leaders go into the woods and come up with an epiphany that starts a movement. Chris points out that “they” have in fact done a religious-themed putt-putt course.
Chris respects the Baroness. While disavowing his belief in a corporal devil as such, Matt describes the place in Chatham County where the devil may enter the Earth. Matt dives deep into his fascination of mermaids with his own mermaid theory.
Mermaid Point sits at the confluence of Deep River and Haw River in Chatham County.
Chris talks about the Catawba tribe. Matt dreams about colleges and states named after him. Chris talks about being swept up by a revival. Matt notices a famous musician from Newton. Chris discusses the mechanics of fording a river which leaves Matt wanting to go deep into Balls Creek and its love shack.
Matt and Chris listen to Japandroids’ Celebration Rock.