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Episode 028 - Aaron Willis- SEASON 1 FINALE, Part 1 - Aaron’s Has a Surprise, Oklahoma is the Safeword, Jordan loves Tim Hawkins

Episode 028 - Aaron Willis- SEASON 1 FINALE, Part 1 - Aaron’s Has a Surprise, Oklahoma is the Safeword, Jordan loves Tim Hawkins
October 16, 2017
As a wrap-up to our trip to Dallas and Season 1 of Small Town Famous™, we spend the day with STF Crewmember and Sound Engineer/Producer, Aaron Willis! This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast.

Aaron, known by many as the "King of Audio Engineers", not only gives Small Town Famous our signature sound. He is best known as the Sound Engineer for comedian Tim Hawkins. Aaron sits down with the rest of the team at our STF Satellite Office (Aaron's house). But, this time he is in FRONT of the mic!

Aaron had met up with the gang upon our arrival at Top Golf in Dallas. We discuss our adventure to Top Golf. But, the real comedy happens when Jordan talks Romey into coercing the crew into a trip to Zero Gravity (see the results of the latter on a hilarious Facebook video!). It's a move that Jordan regrets rather quickly. See the video and you will know why! We talk about the end of the night festivities that thankfully everyone walked away from as Aaron escorts us to the seediest Karaoke place in the DFW area.

During our recording session, Aaron drops a big surprise on the crew as a gift! We find out that Jordan apparently doesn’t like heights, Fro can sleep right through a podcast recording session, Alan has a unique ability to insult someone in a manner described as “Ridicule By a Thousand Cuts” and that Romey is a “real man”.

Chase navigates us through the ever-popular "STF Rapid Fire"! He also tells us about his early morning business meeting with a barefooted-mystery man at the Hampton Inn breakfast cornucopia. Aaron tells his and his wife's "squeaky bed" anniversary story. And, Jordan finishes with his story of not being allowed to fly a paper airplane by the military. Oh, and J lays down the hammer with his unilateral “quiet beef” with Tim Hawkins (who we all love, by the way. This is totally between Jordan and Tim).

There’s so many topics, you’ll just have to listen to catch ‘em all! As always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes and on Facebook. A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous

And, remember our Patreon challenge for our listeners:
The first 200 to pledge $1 per month on Patreon will receive access to private episodes never released. It's funny stuff that just couldn't make it on the family-friendly show. Also, exclusive Bob Smiley episode that Alan never released! So go to Patreon at www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to be included!

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Episode 027 - Earl Gill, Sports Writer for Texarkana Gazette - Print Isn't Dead, Dallas Cowboys, Chase's Favorite Cowboy

Episode 027 - Earl Gill, Sports Writer for Texarkana Gazette - Print Isn't Dead, Dallas Cowboys, Chase's Favorite Cowboy
September 28, 2017
On this episode, the STF crew is traveling to Dallas to have fun and podcast with our producer, Aaron Willis. We stop in Texarkana, TX to record with STF fan, Earl Gill, Sports Writer for the Texarkana Gazette!

We discuss the Dallas Cowboys, local prep athletes we need to keep our eye on (including a friend of STF: Matt Goodheart from Magnolia, AR), and much more. Earl talks about going to school at the University of Arkansas where he went to class with Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and other known folks. We are immediately disarmed by the size of Earl when he walks in the door (he's 6'6"). Chase thought that Earl was "Earl's bodyguard".

Alan insults a certain Cowboy, until he finds out that Earl is personal friends with him. Alan regrets it immediately (sorry Terrell Owens...I love you!). Jordan steals Alan's car. Chase talks about his favorite "Cowboy" and his love for California. Jeffery runs the episode...so there's that. Romy brings out the knowledge when a steroid debate breaks out!
If you want to reach out to or follow Earl, email him at egill@texarkanagazette.com or Twitter @EarlGill10.

As always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes and Facebook. If we love your 5-star review you may win a coveted STF t-shirt. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous

And, remember our Patreon challenge for our listeners:
The first 200 to pledge $1 per month on Patreon will receive access to private episodes never released. It's funny stuff that just couldn't make it on the family-friendly show. Also, exclusive Bob Smiley episode that Alan never released! So go to Patreon at www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to be included!

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Episode 26 - Alan and Chase welcome Jerome to STF! And Jerome has a big surprise for us all!

Episode 26 - Alan and Chase welcome Jerome to STF! And Jerome has a big surprise for us all!
September 24, 2017
Alan and Chase welcome Jerome to STF™ as our newest co-host! Jerome started as a fan, became a guest and supporter. After moving his family to the great small town of Taylor, it was a no-brainer to have him join the crew. We’re blessed to have him and he’s fitting right in.

In this episode, Alan, Chase and Jerome open up with our popular “STF Rapid Fire” segment which has been updated to include 3 rounds: previous/future guest, faithful fan, and a random listener or crew member. Leading off at the plate is previous popular guest, Geoffrey Orr. On deck, we have listener “Filthy Phil” who doesn’t disappoint! We end with faithful fan, Robbie Cruse, from Demotte, Indiana. Robbie has been a great fan from early on. Thanks Robbie!

If you’d like to be on the show, contact us on our Facebook page where you can leave a message or click the “send email” button to leave us your contact info. You’ll hear back from us promptly.

In this episode, we review the McGregor/Mayweather fight We talk about what our UFC fight name would be. We talk about our upcoming Tigerfest festival where we will podcast live on October 7th. We also talk about our planned trip to Dallas in September (a present from Alan’s wife, Leslie, for some go-cart racing, Top Golf golf and podcasting with our World Famous Producer, the Legend, the man, the myth...Aaron Willis!

As always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes or Facebook. If we love your review, we will give you a coveted Small Town Famous” t-shirt! So, please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Not on iTunes? Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous

And, remember our Patreon challenge for our listeners: The first 200 to pledge $1 per month on Patreon will receive access to private episodes never released. It's funny stuff that just couldn't make it on the main show. Also, we have exclusive Bob Smiley episode that Alan never released! So go to Patreon at www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to be included!

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Episode 025 - Tagg "Night Night" Nolte, Riding Side Saddle, Brother Joe's Voting Sign

Episode 025 - Tagg
September 15, 2017
Alan, Jordan, Chase, and Jeffery are back in the "studio" for episode 025. We apologize in advance about this episode. We were excited about the whole crew being back together and we were a bit "giddy". We are very random, but it is funny! CAUTION: This episode could affect those with ADD.

This episode is a little bit dated as you may determine...because we make our McGregor/Mayweather predictions! We have a rapid fire segment that Jordan kills! And, we have THE final insult game...you're welcome. And, Chase pretty much destroys Fro. Alan cracks on Chase's nose. We hear a secret recording that Fro's wife, Amanda, made of Fro. We hear about Wednesday business meetings at STF's home church. We talk about movies that make us cry...like Daniel Cormier.

As always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Facebook or, the new IMDb for podcasting, Podchaser (www.podchaser.com). A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous

And, remember our Patreon challenge for our listeners:
The first 200 to pledge $1 per month on Patreon will receive access to private episodes never released. It's funny stuff that just couldn't make it on the family-friendly show. Also, exclusive Bob Smiley episode that Alan never released! So go to Patreon at www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to be included!

MEET THE GUESTS IN THIS EPISODE

Episode 24 Season 1: SPECIAL EPISODE - Anistyn Nolte and Camp Sweeney

Episode 24 Season 1: SPECIAL EPISODE - Anistyn Nolte and Camp Sweeney
September 4, 2017
In this special episode, Alan and Jordan interview Anistyn Nolte. It's a short episode, but an important one...especially if you or a loved one is a Type-1 diabetic. Anistyn is Alan's daughter who was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes on February 04, 2015. But, she's quick to let you know that she doesn't "suffer" from diabetes, she LIVES with diabetes.

"Uncle" Jordan asks Anistyn about her second year to attend Camp Sweeney, a world renowned diabetic camp geared specifically for children with Type-1 diabetes. She talks about being away from home for 20 days...without parental communication, the activities she participated in, the lack of sleep because of nonstop "partying", the "Sweeney 5" band and the bittersweet day when it's time to go home. She also talks about being a flower girls in Jordan and Haleigh's wedding her first day out of the hospital after diagnosis.

As STF producer, Aaron Willis, says during the intro, most people aren't aware of Camp Sweeney. But, if you would like to know more, please visit www.campsweeney.org. If you have any questions for Anistyn about Camp Sweeney, email her at therealsmalltownfamous@gmail.com and put "Anistyn" in the subject line...we will get her the message!

Thanks for listening and a special thanks to Aaron for his great intro!

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Episode 23 Season 1: The Passive Aggressive Game, Bean Boozled, Where's Susan Grosshans?

Episode 23 Season 1: The Passive Aggressive Game, Bean Boozled, Where's Susan Grosshans?
August 28, 2017
Alan, Jordan, Chase, and Emilee record from Alan's kitchen, complete with their 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 leaf blower. This was their second recorded episode of the day on the 4th of July! Fro isn't here, but he phones it in. The crew talk about Jordan being a new dad. A version of the Insult Game breaks out (we apologize in advance). And, we finish up with a game of Bean Boozled while on Facebook Live. Chase and Jordan hear from an old friend. And we also hear from a local fan and friend, Amanda Hutcheson. But, we vowed to not stop until #1 fan, Susan Grosshans, messaged us. She finally did....after the game!

Also, we created a challenge for our listeners:
The first 200 to pledge $1 per month on Patreon will receive access to private episodes never released. It's funny stuff that just couldn't make it on the family-friendly show. Also, exclusive Bob Smiley episode that Alan never released! So go to Patreon at www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to be included!

As always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Facebook or, the new IMDb for podcasting, Podchaser (www.podchaser.com). A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous

MEET THE GUESTS IN THIS EPISODE

Episode 22 Season 1: Jerome is back - The Ameri-Can-Taloupe, The Autistic Spinner, Trademarking Words, Emi Judges Bill Cosby

Episode 22 Season 1: Jerome is back - The Ameri-Can-Taloupe, The Autistic Spinner, Trademarking Words, Emi Judges Bill Cosby
August 14, 2017
Alan, Chase, and Emilee welcome back our biggest local fan...Jerome Erskin from Episode 015. Chase advises Emi to put her special ability on her resume: "Can Quote Every SpongeBob Episode". Jerome tells Alan how 'lectricy works. Alan wants to know why the fruit lobby hasn't thought of changing the name of the Cantaloupe to the Ameri-Can-Telouope for Independence Day. It's both positive AND patriotic! Also, we call Jordan while he's on "patrol"! He and Alan don't want to let go.

Chase demonstrates more of his voice acting abilities. He's known locally for his Grinch impersonation! Jerome does Hank Hill...it's very good. Alan talks about doing his best Samuel L. Jackson at church while also bragging on his pastor, Bro. Joe. Jerome tells us his about his job as Spider-Man for birthday parties...with an undersized suit! Emilee schools the ladies today about feminism in light of the Bible.

So, as always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Facebook or, the new IMDb for podcasting, Podchaser (www.podchaser.com). A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Also, if you love our show and want to help, go to www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to support us for as little as $1/month or click the "Show Us Some Love" button on our website. The FIRST 20 who pledge $1 will get their own special video shout out on our Social Media Pages.

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous.

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Episode 21 Season 1: Bob Smiley is Back! - Breaking Bob, Going Home, Big, Bad Dates

Episode 21 Season 1: Bob Smiley is Back! - Breaking Bob, Going Home, Big, Bad Dates
August 7, 2017
Alan and Jordan call up comedian Bob Smiley to join us on our latest STF™ episode! This is Bob's second appearance on STF™. Bob tells us what he's been up to and provides some fatherly advice to Jordan. He talks more about his dovorce and gives good advice for those going through it. We finish up by playing our latest round of Rapid Fire Questions! As always, Bob has it rolling from the moment he answers the phone!

For more information about Bob, visit his website at www.bobsmiley.com. Download "Breaking Bob" today! Enter coupon code "BOBLOVESSMALLTOWNFAMOUS" for absolutely no discount whatsoever.

So, as always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Facebook or, the new IMDb for podcasting, Podchaser (www.podchaser.com). A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Also, if you love our show and want to help, go to www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to support us for as little as $1/month or click the "Show Us Some Love" button on our website. The FIRST 20 who pledge $1 will get their own special video shout out on our Social Media Pages.

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @theSTFamous.

MEET THE GUESTS IN THIS EPISODE

Episode 20 Season 1: The STF™ Crew along with guest, Coach TC French - NBA Is Rigged, Small Town Sports, Insults, Nelda Beene

Episode 20 Season 1: The STF™ Crew along with guest, Coach TC French - NBA Is Rigged, Small Town Sports, Insults, Nelda Beene
July 24, 2017
Alan, Jordan, Jeffery and Chase welcome Taylor basketball coach, TC French. This episode was recorded before TC's sudden departure from Taylor. Good luck, Coach! We wish you all the best.
Lexi talks about playing on the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks softball field to win her first state softball title. The crew tries to pick the NBA FInal winner (Alan and Jordan got it right). And, we get a special call from our most rabid fan...the infamous, Nelda Beene.

So, as always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Facebook or, the new IMDb for podcasting, Podchaser (www.podchaser.com). A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest. Please, keep hitting that iTunes "SUBSCRIBE" button!

Also, if you love our show and want to help, go to www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to support us for as little as $1/month or click the "Show Us Some Love" button on our website.

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on:
Twitter: @theSTFamous
Facebook: @theSTFamous.
We are also on YouTube and Instagram.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Northwest Regional Hospice of Louisiana
Lake Sue Nursery (Facebook: @lakesuenursery)
Shooters (Facebook: @shootersmagnolia)
Whitehead Marine and Outboard Repair (Facebook: @WhiteheadOutboardRepair)
Billy Bland Fishery, Inc (Facebook: @BlandFishery)

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Episode 19 Season 1: Nickleback Haters, Yelling "Freebird", THE Morgan Freeman Gift to Poddybreak and Emilee's Day with Tim Hawkins

Episode 19 Season 1: Nickleback Haters, Yelling
June 29, 2017
Alan, Chase and Emilee keep it going in this continuation of Episode 018. Fro had to head home. And, Jordan is potentially going to become a daddy today. So, we have him the night off as well!

On this episode, there's a lot of "music talk"...favorite artists; artists you're supposed to like, but don't; favorite/worst concerts. We talk about Steve Carrel making Alan cry, more about Chase being in the movies and we play the clip that had folks talking...Alan's gift to the Poddybreak podcast: The Freight-shank Redemption by not-Morgan Freeman. Emilee talks about slinging "merch" and talking Apple Watches with Tim Hawkins. Chase makes a funny which creates a "spit take" from Alan...launching root beer across the room! And, Alan tells the story of Smashmouth playing for a private party he was at (his Cajun buddy kept calling them Smash-mout and insisting they sing their hit "Chinese Chicken"...Google and you'll get the joke)

We also give shout-outs to our favorite reviews and to one our biggest fans, Susan Grosshans from Utica, MI. And, we read some of our latest reviews! Please, keep hitting that "SUBSCRIBE" button!

So, as always, if you like listening to genuine Southerners talking about the greatness that is "small town life", then this is your podcast. Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Facebook or, the new IMDb for podcasting, Podchaser (www.podchaser.com). A 5-star review enters you into our STF™ Review Contest.

Also, if you love our show and want to help, go to www.patreon.com/smalltownfamous to support us for as little as $1/month or click the "Show Us Some Love" button on our website.

Visit www.smalltownfamous.com to subscribe using your favorite podcast player and to get in touch with us. Follow us on:
Twitter: @theSTFamous
Facebook: @theSTFamous.
We are also on YouTube and Instagram.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Northwest Regional Hospice of Louisiana
Lake Sue Nursery (Facebook: @lakesuenursery)
Shooters (Facebook: @shootersmagnolia)
Whitehead Marine and Outboard Repair (Facebook: @WhiteheadOutboardRepair)
Billy Bland Fishery, Inc (Facebook: @BlandFishery)

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Welcome to Small Town Famous

Fame is relative. It can be legitimate or undeserved. It can endure or be a "flash in the pan". Likewise, what defines a small town is subjective. What is "small town" to some may be "big city" to others. Our podcast is dedicated to stories or personalities that have their roots in a small town.

Even in a small town or rural setting, we are surrounded by fascinating people who have incredible or intriguing stories. Because of the enormity of this subject matter, we had to narrow our threshold of what defines a "small town" to a population of under 50,000.

Our goal is to entertain you with people who actually are famous, as we define "fame" today. Yet, they continue to reside in a small town. Perhaps you will have heard of them. If not, you will know them by the end of the show. Also, we will uncover folks who are not famous or even well-known in their towns. Yet, they are tied to an event or have a story that, if brought to light, would be deserving of fame. We will also discuss those who are in the shadow of fame while residing in Small Town, USA. Perhaps, they have a world famous relative and know the real celebrity when the spotlight is removed. Finally, we hope to bring you interviews of those who have achieved fame but acknowledge that their roots are deeply embedded in the "small town philosophy". And, of course, we can't forget those who may be infamous in our little towns. They're story should be told.

We hope to make you laugh, cry, get angry or possibly plain 'ole enamored by real people with interesting lives. In the end, we plan to figure out who is or should be Small Town Famous™. So...

"Are You Small Town Famous?™"

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