North Carolina Mountains

Episode 22 – Whigging out with Opossoms in Clay County

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.

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Episode 20 – Trails to and from Cherokee County

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.

 

The 10 Commandments at Fields of the Wood

 

Matt and Chris listen to Weezer’s Pinkerton.

Episode 03 – Alleghany Pacific Islanders – Alleghany County

Chris notices that we misspelled Allegheny.  Matt has opinions on Ohio. Chris talks about jewelry.

No Mouth Of Wilson

Matt and Chris started listening to music on Spin’s Top 300 albums of the last 30 years. We started at #100, Guided By Voices’ Bee Thousand.

Credit for Intro/Outro goes to Justin Mahar and “Grind” used under Creative Commons. Cheers mate.