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Latest Episodes

A Long Journey with Elizabeth King and Mark Edgar Stuart
April 12, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to gospel singer Elizabeth King about performing with The Gospel Souls in the early '70s, why her recording career took a nearly 50-year hiatus, and the making of her comeback album, Living In The Last Days. Then, singer-songwriter

Oh Yeah! with Dustin Starr (Championship Wrestling From Memphis)
April 05, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to professional wrestler, wrestling promoter and podcast host Dustin Starr about their shared love of Memphis wrestling in the '80s and '90s, Dustin's in-ring career, bringing wrestling back to Memphis television, the future of the

Silver Linings with Aaron Sayers
March 29, 2021

Host J.D. Reager has a soul-searching conversation with returning guest, PhD psychologist and practicing therapist Aaron Sayers about how being in therapy has positively affected both of their lives, the social and cultural stigmas attached to mental heal

Vessels with Matt Ciani (Flesh of the Stars, Arthhur)
March 23, 2021

Host J.D. Reager opens the show with a short plea for support for a Back to the Light fundraiser before talking with musician Matt Ciani about the latest Flesh of the Stars single, small batch candle production, the evolution of Arthhur from solo project

Too Much Downtime with Scott Danbom (Centro-matic, Static Diary)
March 15, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to his old friend and a wildly talented multi-instrumentalist musician, Scott Danbom, about his early days on the Oklahoma competitive piano circuit, moving to Denton, TX and joining Centro-matic, recording with acclaimed Memphis pr

A Little More Time with Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound, The Toy Trucks)
March 08, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to Memphis musician Jeremy Scott about re-uniting with the original line-up of Reigning Sound on the road and in the studio, making the classic Reigning Sound album Too Much Guitar, the future of The Toy Trucks, and the solo album h

The Ultimate Span with Jon Daly (Kroll Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
March 01, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to one of his favorite comedians in the world, Jon Daly, about his experience having COVID and other career setbacks due to the pandemic, his forthcoming comedy-music album, parody coming from a place of love, his Bill Murray impres

Peace and Freedom with Josh Shaw (Blvck Hippie)
February 22, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Josh Shaw about the big snowstorm in Memphis, how the pandemic derailed his band Blvck Hippie's plans for 2020 and beyond, getting started as a musician, playing and coaching basketball, and their shared love of video ga

The King Is Dead with Josh Stevens (Glorious Abhor, Tape Deck)
February 15, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Josh Stevens about the evolution of his band Glorious Abhor, how becoming a parent has affected his ambition and creativity, moonlighting with Back to the Light pals Tape Deck and Jack Alberson, moving from Illinois to M

There's Always More with Zachary Corsa (Nonconnah, Lost Trail)
February 08, 2021

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Zachary Corsa (Nonconnah, Lost Trail) about relocating from North Carolina to Memphis, the burgeoning Memphis experimental music scene, his creative process in Nonconnah, making post-pandemic plans, and more.  Then