Gary and Mark got together to record this episode from a proper social distancing distance. We brought in three guests via phone including Mayor Thomas, Mayor of Watershed; Joseph Clarke, the legal counsel for the show and university; and Frank Schell, a friend who happens to be a pickleball champion and is taking over that sport for the university as well as serving as the new tourism and development director for Rabbit Island Resort.
Left to right: Mayor Thomas, Joseph Clarke, Frank Schell
We have a lot going on in episode 27 and today we're recording at a new place to us, the Wakey Monkey Coffee Cafe in Saluda, North Carolina. In these times of investment markets swinging all over the place - we can save you 200 grand in about 45 seconds. We also had Matt Noller on the show, owner of the Wakey Monkey to tell us about his fine establishment. We throw in a history lesson and other assorted bits of fun.
Cat bullying of the elderly is a real thing. We can help. In this episode you'll also meet the newest hire at "The Gary and Mark Podcasting University" and learn about the event Dr. James Moore will be coaching, the Aluminum Man Triathlon.
We end our first season with another free-wheeling episode where anything happens. And it did. We had an innocent bystander join us for one segment. His name is Captain Jim Lombardo and you'll hear his story. That will show you not to get too close when we're recording. And our second guest was as old camp friend who is living in an assisted living facility. We experimented with Chris as he was our first interview by phone. We're thinking Chris might want to leave his current place and move down to Watershed and give the new retirement place at home, Trails End, a chance.
We had a blast sitting down with Pam Stone for a good hour-long show. Pam is probably best known for co-starring seven seasons on the ABC-TV sitcom, "Coach," with Craig T. Nelson. That's just the beginning. She's been on the Jay Leno Show, she's written a couple of books, has a couple of syndicated newspaper columns, and she rides horses and teaches dressage. She's also downright funny.
We picked an absolutely gorgeous fall day to meet with Perry Hodgkins Jones, development officer with Muddy Sneakers. This unique program rounds up fifth graders from schools throughout the region and takes them from the indoor classroom to the outdoor classroom. It's a fascinating look at how Muddy Sneakers is changing minds and developing stewards of our only planet.
Originally, The Gary & Mark Podcasting University planned to focus on academics. We knew sports programs were expensive and would just take away from our mission. But our students and alumni have petitioned us to join the big schools. In this episode you are introduced to our new Athletic Director, Don Silleman. Don talks about some of his goals as our new AD.
After mangling their name for several episodes, Angela Nicholas forgives us and offers Saluda Outfitters (Home of Green River Eddy's Tap Room & Grill) to consider their home, our home. And so it's official. We have a "real" sponsor and we're thrilled. Angela also starts the first of our FAQ segments where she reads listener questions.
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