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.
After hosting a few guests over the past handful of episodes, Gary and Mark finally have time to catch everyone up on the news from Watershed, North Carolina. And there is a lot of it. Possible admissions scandal involving a whistleblower at the Gary & Mark Podcasting University is just one part of the news. We're also thinking of starting our own movie production company and plan to see if Pam Stone will sell us the rights to produce a film based on her best-selling novel, Girls Like Her.
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.
This episode actually predated our "welcome" episode. Gary & Mark were enjoying lunch and a buck-fifty beer at Green River Barbecue in Saluda, NC. Out came a portable recorder and the two friends chatted for a few minutes. This was going to be our practice run but we actually liked it enough to save and post. It doesn't take a lot to please us!
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