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Latest Episodes

Friend of the Show with James Enck (Turnt, The Long Mynd, A World Away)
May 16, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician and radio host James Enck about his personal story of recovery, the intertwined nature of the music and alcohol industries, his predilection for musical "torture," doing a show for WYXR, and more. J.D. also spins "So Dis

A Pretty Lucky Guy with Jody Stephens (Big Star, Those Pretty Wrongs)
May 09, 2022

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Big Star's #1 Record, host J.D. Reager talks to surviving member Jody Stephens about the making of that album and how joining the band changed his life. They also discuss his work with Those Pretty Wrongs, Golden Smog,

The Lord's Chords with Chris Milam
May 02, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician, songwriter and fellow podcast host Chris Milam about his life and career, having mixed feelings about Memphis, overcoming issues with mental health and substance abuse, collaborating with the great William Bell, and mor

LIVE from Midtown Con with Joshua McLane (HEELS, South Point Grocery) and Harry Koniditsiotis (The Switchblade Kid, 5 & Dime Recording)
April 25, 2022

Host J.D. Reager chats with returning guests Joshua McLane (HEELS, South Point Grocery) and Harry Koniditsiotis (The Switchblade Kid, 5 & Dime Recording) live on the scene of the inaugural Midtown Con! This episode was recorded on April 9, 2022 at Bla

Songs & Stories Part 3 LIVE from The Green Room with Graham Burks (Loose Opinions) and HEELS
April 18, 2022

Host J.D. Reager shares an on-stage moment with guests Graham Burks (Loose Opinions) and HEELS. This episode was recorded live on March 17, 2022 in Memphis, TN at The Green Room in Crosstown Arts.

Songs & Stories Part 2 LIVE from The Green Room with Cory Branan and Alicja Trout (Alicja-Pop, River City Tanlines)
April 11, 2022

Host J.D. Reager shares an on-stage moment with guests Cory Branan and Alicja Trout (Alicja-Pop, River City Tanlines). This episode was recorded live on March 17, 2022 in Memphis, TN at The Green Room in Crosstown Arts.

Songs & Stories Part 1 LIVE from The Green Room with Jeff Hulett (Snowglobe) and Michaela & Will Forrest (Rosey)
April 04, 2022

Host J.D. Reager shares an on-stage moment with guests Jeff Hulett (Snowglobe) and Michaela & Will Forrest (Rosey). This episode was recorded live on March 17, 2022 in Memphis, TN at The Green Room in Crosstown Arts. 

Everything with Jeff Jarrett (My World, WWE Hall of Fame) and Brian Balough (You Look Like A Comedy Show)
March 28, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to professional wrestling legend Jeff Jarrett about his hardcore feud with The Moondogs in Memphis, transitioning from babyface to heel in WWE, his new persona "The Last Outlaw," the expansion of WrestleMania weekend, and the power

Fishing In Heaven with Mark Edgar Stuart
February 28, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Mark Edgar Stuart about his journey from Arkansas to Memphis, the rise and fall of his band The Pawtuckets, playing bass behind Alvin Youngblood Hart, John Paul Keith and The Secret Service, finding solo success with Blu

Living My Dream Life with Andy Fleming (30 Characters, Character Assassination Roasts)
February 15, 2022

Host J.D. Reager talks to comedian Andy Fleming about appearing in TV commercials for his family's furniture business as a child, coming up as a comedian in Memphis, leaving Memphis behind, adjusting to life as a Chicagoan, inhabiting characters on his po