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Business Building by Design
Episode 15 Take-a-ways from my Camping/Hiking trip with my Daddy

Business Building by Design

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 16:10


All this said, I want to give you some takeaways from this trip: It's so important to unplug and have down time. In this crazy world and wild ride we call life we can get so caught up in the every day, mundane, rat race. Trying to compete, get ahead, or just be sure everyone has what they need or want. Now my children are all over the age of 21 but they still need me from time to time. And ladies if you have small children, I've been there! Believe me I know the struggle. Some things are just out of our control and we have to trust in God's divine will for our lives.Now look we were camping ( really camping, like no shower for 5 days), i.e. no cell service, no Wi-Fi or Internet. Ha! We had the music of nature, the running streams, waterfalls, birds singing, chipmunks. I'm not gonna lie, this was very much a real struggle for me the first few days. I'm not accustomed to not being able to communicate with my people… I had no contact with my business, family. Tough Stuff! Around Day 3 I began to settle down and deal! “You're only as good as the people you surround yourself with!” What does this mean? I am a full believer that my people that I have around me, surround me are my top people! I left my assistant, Heather, (you've met her in episode 3 “Wine Down Wednesday)… She's my life line, my confidant, my organizer, my best friend! Saying this you NEED a Heather in your life if you don't have one! I had full faith that she could handle anything that came up in the business. And let me tell you, I would not have survived our week in the woods without my dad, the first boy scout! Having the right tools aren't any good if you don't know how to use them. On the second day we were completing a pretty rigorous hike. And when I say rigorous, my dad is almost 70, runs 6 miles a day and was kicking my ass! That day we walked around 20,000 steps and according to his Garmin climbed 161 flights of stairs, altitude of around 3,400… My thighs, calves, hips, ankles were feeling pretty rebellious that evening. But I digress, so about halfway up our hike we I started developing a blister on my hand. I spoke this out loud and my dad said, “It's because you're holding your wrist strap incorrectly. Well DUH! This totally eliminated the problem, Praise the Lord! You know blisters are the worst. With that said, it doesn't matter if you have ALL the right gear/tools for your business, unless you know how to use them, you'll develop blisters. Be ready for anything!! During our hike the last day, we were chatting, hiking to the Grotto Water falls. This is along the Trillium Trail leading up to Mt. LeConte. At the top of Mt. LeConte is a lodge, you cannot drive there, you have to complete the 8 or so mile hike to be able to stay there. Along the falls trail up to Mt. LeConte is where the camels are used to bring supplies up to the lodge. Really cool huh! I'll put the link in the show notes if you're interested in doing this hike or staying at Mt. LeConte. Anyhoo! About mile 2 we rounded a corner and low and behold standing tall was a BLACK BEAR! Yes I said a bear! He was about a year old. Dad stopped dead in his tracks, starting backing away. He stood about 4.5 ft tall, and was waiting on us because he was curious. We weren't worried about this bear but its Mother had to be somewhere close! In that instant I was thinking “I can't get to my camera!” but “wait, do I need to run?” Ha! We “got big” and spread out, blew our whistle and talked really loud to them and they meandered on down into the woods. But WOW what an experience! With that said sometimes the unexpected can turn into the best experience! Change is inevitable but hold true to who you are. I have to say that one of our favorite things to do when we go to the mountains is eat at the Pancake Pantry downtown Gatlinburg. This has been a family tradition for over 50 years! Even though Gatlinburg has changed quite a bit and not so much to our taste, we still have our little nugget inside the town. You better get there early, expect a wait, and order the Wild Blueberry Pancakes with 2 eggs over easy or my dad's fav, the Buckwheat Pancakes with 2 eggs over easy. You won't regret it! I'll put the link in the show notes as well. http://pancakepantry.com    Needless to say our trip was amazing! Yes the bears might have run because we smelled so bad! But these moments are something we will remember for a lifetime and I'm sharing them with you! Hoping that you'll get away from the hustle and have some down time!   I look forward to chatting with you again. If you would like to hear more of our adventures and grow your business with us then be sure to follow or subscribe to this podcast Business Building by Design with Emily Janzen McGrath.   If you like listening with us, then leave us a review! You can also join our social community on FB at https://www.facebook.com/rowanhouseSoCo/ or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rowan.house/  Also, if you'd like to be part of our email group then click the link and sign up to receive weekly letters from ME! https://preview.mailerlite.io/preview/57855/sites/56091871117576166/32OKsx   And if you would like to do what I do, podcasting... Let my girl Stefanie Gass hook you up! Below is the link to her Podcast Pro University! Check it out! https://emjdesigns--stefaniegass.thrivecart.com/podcastprouniversity/      All my Love,   Emily

Travel Squad Podcast
Visiting the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Travel Squad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 58:02


Episode 156 is taking you to one of the most beautiful national parks in America - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Situated at the border of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN this park is amazing in spring and summer, but truly something magical in the fall and early winter with a kaleidoscope of colorful trees. This is a must visit park and we're sharing everything to do in and around it! Travel Itineraries on Sale Now! We now have six 20+ page PDF trip and national park itineraries that plan the entire trip for you. Get yours now for just $30 here: https://travelsquadpodcast.com/travelitinerary Connect with us on Social Media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_gxT16uimZ2Vrl9gnjk2g? Instagram: @travelsquadpodcast Co-hosts: Jamal: @jamal_marrush Brittanie: @brittanieharbick Kim: @lushdeez Get in touch! Email us at travelsquadpodcast@gmail.com to discuss: Being a guest on our podcast or having the squad on yours Ask a travel question for Question of the Week Inquire about brand advertising --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/travel-squad-podcast/support

Bringin' it Backwards
Interview with Mikayla Lane

Bringin' it Backwards

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 28:27


We had the pleasure of interviewing Mikayla Lane over Zoom video.Seventeen-year-old Mikayla Lane recently released her new song, “Ambush”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlAjbpQNCC4Written by Mikayla and John Conrad and produced by Jimmy Ritchey (Jake Owen, Clay Walker, Mark Chestnutt), "Ambush" brings a spunky, cowgirl-themed tale of unexpected love on the range and offers up a western-esque vibe. Mikayla Lane is ambitious and driven--traits branded by her upbringing, lifestyle, personality and passions. With heart, vision and talent beyond her years, she knows what she wants and she is determined to chase her dream; her pursuit began early on. Mikayla was just 13 when she earned a spot on Blake Shelton's OIe Red talent roster, which originated in Shelton's hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and Mikayla's home state. She has become a staple at the venue in Tishomingo and has appeared on the Ole Red stages in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. The country music starlet has become a “fan-favorite” at a variety of notable venues, including Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa where she opened for Jon Wolfe. She is the venue's youngest supporting act to date. The songstress has written and co-produced a catalog of original tunes. As a tween, Mikayla recorded and released her debut EP, Rooftop Nights, and has since released seven studio recordings. She co-wrote and co-produced the single “Superman,” recorded in her bedroom and now approaching 80,000 streams, along with the corresponding music video, which premiered on CMT.com in October 2020. Mikayla also co-wrote and co-produced the single, “Drive” in 2021 and the track catapulted to the Top 10 on Spotify's New Music Nashville. In September 2021, Mikayla introduced her sophomore recording project, Miles From Nowhere, featuring four originals that embrace her western lifestyle. In keeping with family tradition and their mutual passion for rodeo and the lifestyle, Mikayla was recently named as the official spokesperson for the nation's largest youth rodeo, the Vegas Tuffest Junior World Championship.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #MikaylaLane #Ambush #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

Behind the Setlist
Michael Sweet (of Stryper)

Behind the Setlist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 43:51


Michael Sweet is a founding member of the heavy metal band Stryper. The band was formed in 1983 and released a six-song EP, The Yellow and Black Attack, in 1984 on Enigma Records. That was followed by a string of successful albums in the '80s: Soldiers Under Commend from 1985 and In God We Trust from 1988 are certified gold in the U.S. To Hell With the Devil from 1986 went platinum in the U.S. Against the Law in 1990 would be the band's latest album until Reborn in 2005. The band's latest studio album, Even the Devil Believes, came out in 2020. Their newest album, the 11-track The Final Battle, will be released in October. As Michael puts its, Stryper was a band in the early '80s Hollywood scene that became Christians, not Christians who formed a heavy metal band. "I think that kind of sums it up right there," he says. "There's a big difference in the way we think, the way we write, the way we produce, the way we sound, the way we perform, who we perform with -- everything we do." In 2022, Stryper played across the U.S., most recently at the Monsters on the Mountain festival in Gatlinburg, TN in August alongside veteran rock and metal bands such as Extreme, Night Ranger, Queensryche and Yngwie Malmsteen. They're back on the road on Sept. 25 in Witchita, KS, starting a string of U.S. dates before heading to Latin America (Costa Rica on Oct. 8 and Colombia on Oct. 10). Then it's back to the U.S. for the Kiss Kruise XI from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3, a few Southern California dates in early November, and the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico on Dec. 4. Links: Billboard's podcast page Glenn Peoples @theglennpeoples Jay Gilbert (Label Logic) Stryper's website Stryper concert list at Setlist.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Krisha & Frank Show
Frank & Friends Show 0084

Krisha & Frank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 38:50


Frank Murphy is joined by comedian and author Alex Stokes. Alex is known as “The Beer Comedian.” His Waking Up in a Brewery podcast can be found at https://www.facebook.com/wakingupinabrewery or through his website, https://www.beercomedian.com/  Alex has written several books including Messing with Tourists: Stupid Answers to Stupid Questions. He got much of the material while working in a ticket booth on the Gatlinburg strip. He finished writing a third installment of the book series but his laptop crashed and he had to rewrite the whole book from scratch.  When Alex visited colleges with his son, he stopped at breweries along the way to book future comedy gigs. Frank suggests that Alex check out the breweries near Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Frank Jr. recently completed his PhD.  One of Alex's sponsors is the Tennessee Cider Company, where Frank and Kathryn Frady recorded the See More Smokies Insider Edition episode found here: https://youtu.be/MqC_MeNJno8  Frank, his wife Jere, and Dr. Frank Jr. visited the Dexter Cider Mill in Michigan. They bought a jar of maple syrup as a gift for the neighbor who watched their house. Alex thinks it looks like bourbon. Frank also bought some hard ciders to have when Kathryn Frady visits.  Jere bought a Graeter's Ice Cream gift card to get extra gas points at the supermarket. They had planned to stop at the Graeter's in downtown Cincinnati but decided to avoid traffic by continuing on to the Graeter's in downtown Lexington instead. When they got to Lexington, they got stuck in traffic headed to Rupp Arena for a country music concert.  Alex would go to a brewery to write his books, rather than stay home and get distracted. Alex and Chris Travis have so far recorded Waking Up in a Brewery at 28 of the 32 breweries in Knoxville. Alex and Chris have started their own version of bar trivia called “Waking Up In A Brewery Presents: This Beer Tastes Funny!”  Frank and several others were tagged in a Facebook memory by a former co-worker. When Frank looked at the list of the other former colleagues who were tagged, he discovered that one of them had unfriended him.  On Saturday, October 8, 2022, Waking Up in a Brewery will host the Bruce Street Brewfest in Sevierville. Learn more here: https://brucestreetbrewfest.com/  This episode is sponsored by BoneZones.com (don't forget the S). Buy books and other merchandise autographed by Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass at https://bonezones.com/  Mark your calendar for the next Dr. Bill Bass event at Historic Cherokee Caverns on October 24, 2022.  Sign up for a 30-day trial of Audible Premium Plus and get a free premium selection that's yours to keep. Go to http://AudibleTrial.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  Come to the Secret City Improv Festival on September 30 and October 1, 2022 at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Use the discount code FRANK at checkout for 25% off when purchasing tickets at https://secretcityimprovfest.com/tickets  Find us online https://www.FrankAndFriendsShow.com/  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  and hit the bell for notifications.  Find the audio of the show on major podcast apps including Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeart, and Audible.  Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com  Find us on social media:  https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh  Thanks!

The Attractions Podcast
Details revealed about the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 9/19/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 44:48


Join hosts Seth and Matt as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast.  This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Matt discuss: Details revealed about the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration Disney Kite Tails is ending on September 30th Walt Disney's plane will be on display in Palm Springs Fall at Shanghai Disney Resort: Duffy Month, LinaBell, and a Disney Villains Halloween ‘Dark Arts At Hogwarts Castle' returns to Universal Orlando Resort Anakeesta in Gatlinburg is about to get bigger The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

Visit My Smokies
A Shopper's Paradise: Ultimate Guide to The Village in Gatlinburg

Visit My Smokies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


If you love to go shopping, the Smoky Mountains is the perfect vacation destination for you! Throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you will find shops where you can purchase all sorts of wonderful souvenirs for yourself and your family back home. Undoubtedly, one of the most unique shopping experiences can be found just past stoplight #6 in downtown Gatlinburg! Here is the ultimate guide to The Village in Gatlinburg: Incredible Ambiance and Scenery If you want to experience Gatlinburg shopping at its finest, you don't want to miss The post A Shopper's Paradise: Ultimate Guide to The Village in Gatlinburg appeared first on Visit My Smokies.

The Berean Manifesto
S3EP93- It costs how much...

The Berean Manifesto

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 50:36


S3Ep93- It Costs How Much... , Pastor Bill And Pastor Newms The Berean Manifesto Pastor Newms: [0:00] Hello and welcome to season 3 episode 93, of the BereanManifesto faith hope and love for the modern Christian I'm pastor newms and as recently and almost always I'm joined other side joined by Pastor Bill down here in the corner who doesn't remember that his cameras flipped. Pastor Bill: [0:25] Much which side are you on now I can't remember. Pastor Newms: [0:28] That's okay I have to point to the left to get to the right because it's camera versus stage and it's, yeah yeah so how was your week Pastor Bill. Pastor Bill: [0:46] I was my week well we started playing a new game this week well new to me new update for you. So that was fun I started dedicating time to writing sci-fi again. Pastor Newms: [1:02] That's good. Pastor Bill: [1:03] So that was wheelie satisfying. Pretty much that's it I mean I did my you know much 20 hours this week on my contract labor for that project kids would School nobody got sick. Pastor Newms: [1:20] That's good that's good. Pastor Bill: [1:24] That was that was about it that's that's my week just, do my day-to-day and doing some writing and then playing get some gaming yesterday and little bit of gaming today gaming I would like to resources and building a ship. Pastor Newms: [1:41] Still gaming too. Pastor Bill: [1:42] It is technically still gaming yeah. Pastor Newms: [1:45] Sometimes game. Pastor Bill: [1:47] It's part of the survival games that I actually enjoy collecting the resources and then building the buildings. Pastor Newms: [1:53] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [1:54] All the go out and adventure and kill things and and collect magic staffs from pieces you put together yeah that's fun with friends every once in awhile but I don't want to go out and do that by myself in the game, what about if I just want to collect resources and build things. Pastor Newms: [2:09] Yeah that's that's the big thing about Survival Games is there's the the two aspects of the game there's the resource Gathering the surviving, whether it's purges or or onslaughts or you know different things for different games but being able to, have a base in enjoy those aspects and then there's the actual like game, part of the game where they've got quests and they've got storyline and there's you know and it's interesting with some survival games they have the storyline built in like you know you have to do the story the story is forced upon you there's other survival games for the stories just laying around in notes like Ark where if you go out and look for it there's no story there's very little, as you go through each of the dungeons until you get to the farther like original map I'm talking of course not like the farther ones and then there's a game like, Conan where it's an interesting weird mix of the two where there's NPCs that will talk to you and tell you things about the story but yet, those things don't help you unless you are out. Pastor Bill: [3:31] Really listen. Pastor Newms: [3:33] Like and it's one of those things where like they'll tell you something and you're like okay and then you go do something you're like. Pastor Bill: [3:40] Oh Pastor Newms: [3:42] Okay, and so it's interesting how that how that plays out with survival games which are probably my favorite style of game, and then you've got games like Minecraft that have no story and it's just creative building Gathering. Pastor Bill: [4:04] It's super boring real quick. Pastor Newms: [4:08] So-so so-so. Pastor Bill: [4:13] I mean I'm allowed to make personal statements about how I feel about things. Pastor Newms: [4:17] No you're not. Pastor Bill: [4:18] Minecraft is Just. [4:31] Yeah right I know it's the it's the concept that there is no Adventure there is no greater Adventure out there makes it boring. There's no hope built into the game, it's all just this is all there is just this is all there is. Pastor Newms: [4:50] It's one of the reasons I don't like Shooters is there's no like okay we spawn in we kill each other we spawn out yay we're done. Pastor Bill: [4:59] I don't like multiplayer Shooters but I like Shooters with the storyline. Pastor Newms: [5:15] I think that's my week was good I'm busy work is really busy, got a lot going on at work lot going on it's luckily slow down here at the house I was, not feeling good last week both the girls got sick last week. And so that was that was fun in the middle of the week had lunch with my parents today with my ants that were in town and my grandmother and everyone that was fun so yeah it's been a pretty standard week. Pastor Bill: [6:09] Yeah. Pastor Newms: [6:11] I hate it so much I hate it so much. Pastor Bill: [6:32] We're like why was there such silence on. Pastor Newms: [6:34] What is the most beautiful drive you have ever taken be as descriptive as possible. Pastor Bill: [6:48] Descriptive as Paul what doesn't actually say that. Pastor Newms: [6:50] Want me to pull the next card yeah. [6:58] Let me read this card instead okay of all the movie characters you have ever seen which one do you believe is most like you. [7:13] I wish there was a wee little monitor hanging up there for Bill. Pastor Bill: [7:20] I keep looking up at you. Pastor Newms: [7:22] Oh Pastor Bill: [7:24] But all that's up there is a Rubik's Cube stack of books. My my personal air conditioner. Pastor Newms: [7:33] So what movie character do you most you feel as the most like you that you've ever seen on screen. Do do do do do do do. Pastor Bill: [7:49] Nothing comes to mind. Pastor Newms: [7:50] Zaydie says, a person's name that I have no idea who that is or which movie She's referring to Phoenix says Forrest Gump which is interesting because she, doesn't run oh Cara from Riddick got it got it got it. Pastor Bill: [8:22] All the movies I've seen who is like me. Pastor Newms: [8:25] Mmm. Pastor Bill: [8:27] Ain't nobody like me. Pastor Newms: [8:42] In any movie is like me do we call this one a dud and pull another card. Pastor Bill: [8:47] Yeah let's pull another car at this was. Pastor Newms: [8:50] This is not a good part of my deck it looks like that's that's two cards. Pastor Bill: [8:53] This is getting to know as afternoon the ladies and Pastor newms is house was what that bit was so now let's do getting to know the past. Pastor Newms: [9:02] Punisher is not a good representation of me for two reasons one. I'm not that accurate of a shot and two, I'm not that physically able okay. Pastor Bill: [9:33] It's got to be retail. Pastor Newms: [9:34] Retail store. Pastor Bill: [9:36] A retail store. Pastor Newms: [9:37] Yeah you got to sell something what would your merchandise be. Pastor Bill: [9:44] I mean it's Gotta Be nerd stuff. We're talking like strictly retail. Pastor Newms: [9:53] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [9:58] Doctor Who start yay. Pastor Newms: [10:02] I would want to open up, A8 game / nerd stuff store I would have to say originally I thought of the same first six letters first five letters as you, but it was not stuff that came to my mind at first. You know some shipping material is nerd shipping material. Pastor Bill: [10:36] Look at the still high in transit. Pastor Newms: [10:38] Yeah you got a store things very high in transit full of nerd stuff boxes full of nerd stuff. But games I love games I've always loved games board games card games, just, all kinds of game stuff and then of course obviously I like nerd stuff, but it would definitely be one of those stores where you go into and you're like what is what is the theme here this the I think I would actually call the store nerds, I really do just think of that that would be the name of the store because there's not really any other explanation for what this store is this store is just nerd. Pastor Bill: [11:38] Now you just you call it nerd stuff, but the you is actually the poop emoji, not a you. Pastor Newms: [11:47] Or just new nerd poop emoji. Pastor Bill: [11:53] Well then it didn't it's you're getting a little bit too much to closer to the, in appropriate signage but if you say nerd stuff and then you make that then you know it's appropriate again. Pastor Newms: [12:06] Yeah exactly Phoenix it would be just random crap there'd be the the section of weapons that doesn't make any sense. Pastor Bill: [12:17] Up and was featured in one episode of this show in 1999. Pastor Newms: [12:22] Yeah this is a this is a stick that that was used to beat the third, King Of Who hovel you know just random crud would be the whole it would be just a whole store of just you know it would be like, it'd be like the basement of some of those specialty shops like you know like, on your way to Gatlinburg there's this huge knife store not that kind of specialty shop pervert there's like this huge huge knife store, and then you get into the basement you go down a level and it's like swords and, weapons and gems and rocks and crystals and you're like did they just not know what to do with the rest of this stuff like they just solved it that's a suit of armor what does that have to do with, okay okay okay, just movie memorabilia and stuff just a whole thing stuff which what. Pastor Bill: [13:25] If if we had been talking about like restaurant, I've always thought about opening a taco shop called Taco City but talks talk Cassidy taka City and then make the TAC and then the 0 is just a biohazard symbol, and alike, incorporate like every different type of pepper in the world into a special type of taco and be like okay now we got our habanero Taco we've got our ghost pepper Taco we've got our and use different levels of just just simple simple tacos but, you can get it with a kick and as Tha custody like toxicity but it's how custody I'm us. Pastor Newms: [14:08] I'm with you on it but but but the issue I would have would be the cross-contamination cross contaminate the poblano standard I just want a taco with one. Pastor Bill: [14:22] We would definitely go through a lot of gloves. Pastor Newms: [14:26] Yeah but that cross contamination. Pastor Bill: [14:28] Doing cross contamination. Pastor Newms: [14:29] His just you're going to you're going to burn some little wussy to death like I'd walk up. Pastor Bill: [14:40] Maybe we have people sign waivers when they come to the door right. Pastor Newms: [14:44] Mild Taco please and they'd be like okay yeah no problem hand me the taco and for the next seven and a half hours I'm just dead on the ground holding my stomach and crying because you're mean. Pastor Bill: [15:00] Because I mean. Pastor Newms: [15:01] That's what I see when I hear your thoughts sorry yeah. Pastor Bill: [15:03] I see I see okay. [15:10] So that's restaurant that's retail, and then obviously I've always wanted to open the. The long-term vision of what this you know was gearing towards that. You know life will tell I don't know. Pastor Newms: [15:32] Right multimedia conglomeration of random fun. Pastor Bill: [15:39] Random thing. Pastor Newms: [15:42] It's okay fine right up Christian themed random audacity random tenacity. Pastor Bill: [15:50] Christian movie theater. Pastor Newms: [15:53] They can also. Pastor Bill: [15:54] B Sharp. Pastor Newms: [15:55] That's a coffee shop and a bookstore. Pastor Bill: [15:58] And a concert stage and a bookstore like a just a just a general. Pastor Newms: [16:03] Center. Pastor Bill: [16:04] Christian multi-purpose Center but that doesn't suck. [16:14] Right leg. Pastor Newms: [16:15] I got you I got you I got you I got you I know the vision I've been in all the meetings literally. Pastor Bill: [16:27] I literally have literally been in every one of them meetings. Pastor Newms: [16:30] And you really had to edit me out of like part of one of them. Pastor Bill: [16:35] Right because you let your mouth get away with you sometimes you're just like I flew a I do. Pastor Newms: [16:40] I do I do, I am very passionate and I have been asked to not preach on several stages in the past due to my mouth getting, ahead of myself and. Pastor Bill: [16:59] In ex calls it the unsexy Christian multi shop. Pastor Newms: [17:02] Multi stop it says. Pastor Bill: [17:04] I've stopped my Af my bad multi stuff. The unsexy Christian multi stop. Pastor Newms: [17:10] You should work that phrase into our business plan somewhere for the for the church. Our goal is to one day be a nun sucky Christian music stop multi stop yeah I've in the past. Pastor Bill: [17:28] You can get one of these if you give us lots of money and you come and you be like Morty stuff. Multi-star. Pastor Newms: [17:38] Most Estep yeah it's funny I joke about that but I have actually been asked twice when, places where my mouth is gotten I get very passionate when I'm preaching and then tend to. Pastor Bill: [18:14] Indeed. Pastor Newms: [18:15] So yeah, anywho so tonight are we warmed up you think. Pastor Bill: [18:26] I think we're plenty of warmed up I think we can stop. Beating around the bush and get to get on with it I know you're stalling because. Pastor Newms: [18:38] I am cuz there's a problem oui are talking about discipleship. And we are heavily basing it on Tony Evans study of, Kingdom disciples and we're talking about discipleship and it's a good study, there are you know they're great things about it so far and this week, what we were going to talk about is the fact that there is a cost to being a disciple, and so I titled this one I forgot it costs how much dot-dot-dot, and the reason is because. [19:39] That's the question is what does it cost you know you have a. Salvation you know we talked in the first week about salvation isn't the, end goal it is a the first goal you know the first goal is salvation and then discipleship because you can't disciple, if you don't believe in what you're being discipled in, so it's it's the first step of discipleship and you know when when we were, doing a research and watching stuff today it was interesting to look at. [20:29] Dr. Evans is he was talking and he was like Hey look you know. There's there's a cost salvation is free there's a cost to being a disciple and I found it really interesting, you know the points that he made throughout the time but the hard part is is the cost of being a disciple is something that we talked about, a lot without talking about the cost of being a disciple here at, the Collision house we talked about the fact that you have to put the work in we talked about the fact that it's not easy, it's not just hear what someone says and go do it it's not just. Okay I'm a Christian now let's go do exactly what we were doing yesterday change absolutely nothing don't listen to the Holy Spirit talking to me and telling me to do things don't reach out to others don't you know we've talked about, so much I was like oh crud I, I don't know where to go because we've covered all of this it in in. [21:49] And you know over and over and over and over and over again and so because of that, it is a it's I'm struggling today to really find what I want to talk about and like. Tony Evans gave some really great scriptures and some really great things that he talked about but. I just I couldn't find what hook I wanted to really like dig in and discuss because. [22:31] The cost of being a disciple is the same as what we talked about all the time of being Berean in what we do and how we study and how we live our lives, now I will say there's an example, that Tony Evans gives and he's given this example before and I love it and so I'm going to give it here I'm going to steal it because it's fun, a football game on television. Last three hours when you sit down you got the pre-show you got the show you got the thing you got the stuff you got the commercial breaks you got the the game itself on the clock is an hour, actual Play Time physical hitting play time is around 17 minutes. [23:29] So we spent three hours for 17 minutes worth of content, some of us then continue past that and use those 17 minutes to play Fantasy Football off of, to watch SportsCenter and see clips of the 17 minutes that we already just watched we dig into it then we go and we talk to our friends about it and we, we base our whole certain people base their whole personality around 17 minutes of gameplay. Because they're a football fan we all know him we all love them there's someone you know and love that is a football fan, yes yes there is there someone you know and love that is a football fan. Pastor Bill: [24:15] No but love I wonder. Pastor Newms: [24:23] I'll start with me so because of that if we did the same thing. With scripture and with why did you put up the website why is the website up. Pastor Bill: [24:43] You were like don't start with me and I was like fine I'll just. Pastor Newms: [24:46] Oh Pastor Bill: [24:47] Don't go away. Pastor Newms: [24:49] With with scripture and with the Nuggets that we find and and those types of things if we dwelled on it and dug into it as much as people dig into football. We would be radically changed but we, so many of us including myself I do not spend as much time in scripture as a football fan spins on football I can guarantee that, I try to spend time in scripture but not as much as a football fan watches football for 17 minutes of action, and so I find that to be an example that I've heard before but hearing it again really makes you just go, interesting so Pastor Bill what do you want to talk about what do you want to say about about what we. Pastor Bill: [25:49] All right so for me when we were watching the video and listen well listening I didn't really watch it because I don't really look at it as just listen to it, really it it really, what stuck out to me in what I really might take away is he talked about in college people auditing classes. Pastor Newms: [26:15] Oh yeah. Pastor Bill: [26:16] And you know go into class and just just being exposed to it but then not putting any of the work and not getting any of the real credit in the end, and he said now a lot of people out there doing the same thing with church and with being a Christian, they're auditing Christianity they're showing up on Sunday mornings and just, being exposed to the word and exposed to the scriptures exposed to the culture of Christianity but then not actually putting in the work, to actually earn the credit and actually know the subject and actually be a part of the subject and actually, you know make it part of their lives and so that really you know I was like oh man yeah that's that's true so many people do that. [27:10] And it just honestly if you're going to church, for any reason other than community, right going to see other believers and support each other in your walk in life and let each other know you know hey the Lord's got your back I got your back give me a call then you're doing it wrong if you're going to church, just to sing a song and just to wear a suit and just to hear a pretty sermon then that's you're not you're not utilizing that tool, the the whole point the tool of the church is to bind you together with other believers there's worship that's awesome it's great to detox from, all the stuff in your week that might be pulling you away from the Lord pulling your attention that's great, there's a sermon that's awesome you should definitely take advantage of wisdom in the Insight that the pastor of the church has put together to share with you. [28:17] But what you should do with that with some insight and wisdom is then go to your community at, church and say hey this is what Pastor taught about what do we think how are we going to apply it to our lives, you know are you struggling that area did did something he say really resonate with you that I can pray with you for or oh man you know, he was really reading my mail this week is what a phrase that I've used before he was reading my mail this week I need prayer for just that thing that he was talking about, it was literally like he opened my mailbox he knew exactly what was going on in my life and so I need help with that area now. [28:58] Don't audit your Christianity, actually live your Christianity and he was talking about and it tied back to something a video I saw on Tik-Tok a couple weeks ago this guy was talking about, there's so many people calling themselves Christian, that hate lgbtq that are races that are nationalist that are, fascist it on and on and on that this word Christian has started to become synonymous with all of these negative things that, don't reflect, love God love your neighbor as yourself and the guy in the video was just exasperated like I don't even know what to call myself like I don't introduce myself as a Christian anymore to people because, I want them to see God through me I don't want them to see white nationalist America when I call myself a Christian. Pastor Newms: [30:01] You know go ahead. Pastor Bill: [30:05] He said in the video he said. You can audit Christianity and you can you know oh I'm a Christian but are you a disciple of Christ are you a follower, of Christ right so the first century Church they called themselves followers of the way, Christ called himself the way the truth and the light they called themselves followers of the way and this term Christian this was a derogatory term originally, that you know it was a diminutive you're just a little copy of Christ you're a weaker copy you're a demean you know it was it was an insult, and Christians adopted in owned it and made it their own word and move forward in time perhaps it's time. [31:00] That we take this word that was an insult that you know they owned, and now has become synonymous with white nationalist racist hateful above the and just hey I'm a disciple of Christ I'm a follower of Christ I follow the way, find one of these new scripture will terms so that when you introduce yourself to someone hey man what's what's different about you what is it in your life that's that's different don't say oh I'm a Christian, say well I love Christ and, as a follower of Christ as a disciple of Christ you know that kind of language I love my neighbor the same way I love myself I love myself to learn how to love my neighbor I love my neighbor like that and I love and honor God. And so it's just this whole thing of don't audit Christianity, be a disciple of Christ yourself for making disciples but are we being disciples. Pastor Newms: [32:05] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [32:06] We talked about, you know love your neighbor as yourself and so often the modern Church Big C modern Church skips over that as yourself and goes oh well that's just that's just you know, that's just flowery talk love your neighbor as yourself well no that's a deep statement if you don't love yourself then you can't love your neighbor as yourself because then you're not loving your neighbor, you have to get your house in order and love yourself and then love your neighbor as yourself well if you're going to be out there making disciples you have to learn to be a disciple first and followed the Lord, and actually, be a follower of Christ not just someone who's auditing Christianity not just a Sunday morning Christian not just. [33:03] Oh I go on Christmas and Easter I go to church and the rest of the year I'm spiritual but I believe in God and I love Christ and all that, well do something about it being a disciple of Christ if you're you know if you're going to claim to love Jesus Jesus said you know you love me, show me you love me by following my commands and Jesus command Jesus commands were very simple, so simple and short such a short list so yeah so that's where listening to that video took my mind and just you know that's where I'm at. Pastor Newms: [33:40] So scripturally. I wanted to look at two places, and I'm struggling to find one of them cuz I lost it and now I'm trying to find it again. What if I tell you. Pastor Bill: [34:08] Well I may be able to find you the exact reference. Pastor Newms: [34:10] Well it's just that it's the verse where it's misconstrued quite often where. Pastor Bill: [34:27] Right. Pastor Newms: [34:28] I'm trying to find where it is cuz I've lost it, I had it pulled up and then I had another scripture that I was going to use and I looked at it and then I lost. Pastor Bill: [34:41] We're talking about James chapter 2. Pastor Newms: [34:44] Am I okay. Pastor Bill: [34:47] Roundabouts verse 14 but. Pastor Newms: [34:52] Yeah so James 2:14 thank you I'm like I've lost it. Pastor Bill: [35:01] I was like I know that's James but I can't remember what chapter it is. Pastor Newms: [35:05] So I'll start there and then I'll I'll do the other verse that I put into chat as well but James 2:14 says what good is it my brothers and sisters if someone claims to have faith but does not have Works can such Faith save him, if a brother is without clothes and lacks daily food and one of you says to him go in peace stay warm and be well fed but you don't give them what the body needs what good is it, and so. [35:50] It is interesting when you look at that because. One of the big points there is by itself. [36:05] Not saying works is salvation because we know that's not accurate based in Romans and lots of teachings throughout scripture that you you know a person is saved by, you know believing in speaking having faith but the by itself the faith is dead that doesn't mean, both to get into heaven but what it's saying is is you haven't activated your faith you haven't you're not living it, you're just sitting in it and so like that like a dead body it's just sitting there it's not, being fulfilled and, and you know you often quote James 216 which is the go in peace and stay warm and be well fed and if you don't give it if you don't help them what good is it you know and that's, what, he's talking about here it's not necessarily because some people have used this to justify okay will you see you have to have both in order for salvation and that's not necessarily what James is talking about. [37:34] What he's talking about is without it your faith is just knit it's just there. Pastor Bill: [37:42] Yeah and Paul Paul backs up that same concept in in Romans chapter 3, starting in verse 27 if you want to write that type that in my hands are a little full at the moment. Romans 3 27 where then is boasting it is excluded by what kind of law by one of Works no on the contrary by a law of faith, for we conclude that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law or is God the god of the Jews only, is he not the god of Gentiles to yes of Gentiles to since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith, do we then nullify the law through faith absolutely not on the contrary we uphold the law so he's saying you know. There's there's those who are doing works because of their faith and then those two have faith in it leads them to works and they're basically the same thing. It's not the works that justifies its. Pastor Newms: [39:04] Right yeah and. We have examples of people that don't take that next step and I mean we all know people, they're saved they believe in but they give they don't do they don't do anything, with their faith they have it and they hold it and they'll tell you about it if you ask you can kind of tell it's there but, like they're not doing anything they're not studying they're not growing they're not, discipling they're not trying to better themselves in the faith they're just there which, is not salvation aspects which is not what we're talking about in this series it's discipleship so you know. [39:57] You can have the first part without the second but it's ineffective for living it's fine for, getting to heaven but it's ineffective as a we're walking this out and so then I want to talk about Luke 9:23 through 27, and, it says and he said to them this is Jesus talking if anyone wants to follow me let him deny himself take up his cross daily and follow me for whoever wants to save his life will lose it but, whoever loses his life because of me will save it for what does it benefit someone if he gains the whole world and let loses or forfeits himself and the old KJV, the old KJV sorry the KJV says they're you know his soul so then we continue for whosoever is ashamed, of me and my Works my words the son of man will be ashamed of him when he comes in glory and that the father and the Holy Angels, truly I tell you there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God and. [41:04] When you look at that that's often been used as a probe persecution Pro, what's it called when you deny yourself of everything, the like the monks they beat themselves and they did take her date themselves and they there's a there's a term for it and I can't remember it off top my head sorry. But it's but when it's self-inflicted where it's you have to deny yourself every. Pastor Bill: [41:37] Vow of poverty. Pastor Newms: [41:42] And it's interesting to this verse has been used for that and that's not necessarily what it means it means you know, we you have to put it in front of yourself not it'd be you know you're not punishing yourself, on a daily basis like the old monks used to flog themselves as they walked through the Halls to that way they felt closer to Jesus and it's like, I don't I don't I don't pick that up from the rest of scripture and Jesus loving us that we should ensure we're bloody. Pastor Bill: [42:23] I've always been confused by that like, you're living in a monastery with a bunch of dude. And you're not going out and having fun you're not drinking anything but maybe beer for the purpose of digestion because you're eating moldy bread and gruel three times a day and you think, you're not suffering enough you've got to start flogging yourself too, I think you're already suffering enough bro I don't think you need to add the flocking. Pastor Newms: [42:54] Yeah you've already taken a step farther than what most of us would in in trying to walk it out, which now I'm picturing them monk actually walking it out like the song I walk it out I walk it I picture anyway. Pastor Bill: [43:12] Right now. Pastor Newms: [43:17] Equipped rocking monk all right can they only wear blue robes then anyway okay, back to what we're talking about there's there's there's that aspect between this case you wonder how my brain works congratulations y'all seeing it there's that huge difference between, you know, we have to walk out our faith and that doesn't mean if we're not walking it out we don't have it but what it does mean is we're not walking in it you're you're just sitting on, and if you're sitting on your thumb your thumb can't do anything else that's all I have. Pastor Bill: [44:03] But you also get the flip side a lot where we talked about people or coerced into, they just say this prayer so if you get hit by a bus tonight that it enough and then those people go oh well they told me I'm a Christian now so I should start doing some works, and they serve in the church they go on missions trips they done it you know and they have this whole list of works that they did that they point to as evidence and go see there's proof I was a Christian, but I've realized I don't believe that anymore I don't believe that. [44:39] Well you never really did Works wasn't evidence of your faith, works is inspired by, Faith so you can't look back and go what is all these works that's evidence that's evidence that I was a Christian well no works is not evidence that your Christian belief is evidence that your Christian and and believe this, this thing of moral persuasion this thing of of conviction, isn't something you can just one day ago I don't believe that anymore, because that's not the help piss just works, the Greek word it's record piscis that's week we say faith but it's there are pissed us and it loses so much volume and breath in the English version when we say oh you just believe and have faith well. [45:36] That's so shallow that such a shallow interpretation of the idea expressed in the scriptures. Pastor Newms: [45:42] An NS as big said. It's a Greek word it's not what you thought you heard I'm sure Google Translates going to translate it exactly what you thought Biggs but I agree with what you say it's a whitewash Tums or tomb is what I, you were trying to write and I'm just being mean today but, it is it's in Jesus said that you know if you just clean your outside and you haven't cleaned your inside your whitewashed tomb and and that's that aspect of, why are you doing it what's the motivation when you talk about you know faith without works is dead. Pastor Bill: [46:30] Not only did Jesus know how to lay down the insults. Pastor Newms: [46:33] Oh I know. Pastor Bill: [46:34] But he must have laid them down often for the gospel writers to go I'm going to include this one I'm gonna include this one he must have you must have I mean. Pastor Newms: [46:48] He was sassy. Pastor Bill: [46:50] He was it was something else. Pastor Newms: [46:54] Especially for the day. Pastor Bill: [46:58] I mean whitewashed tombs that's that's like you can get kicked out of the temple you you don't say that in front of like the emperor you don't say that in front of the high priest that's some so that's some serious, roget for Elaine. Pastor Newms: [47:13] Touch the Dead, you know a culture you're not even allowed to you know touch a dead you can't prepare you can only prepare them in certain ways and in certain you know that's a big deal that's a big deal. Pastor Bill: [47:25] And there actually was. A thing where people would whitewashed tombs they would go in and take a tomb that a body had already been put in, they would remove the body clean the tube and then resell it to another family, and be like Oh yeah this will be the Eternal resting place of your loved one and then go back in and take that body and remove it and dispose of that body and clean the tomb again and resale the tomb, and so it was this underhanded process I mean he's literally accusing them of, telling tombs to people instead of Hope instead of Love instead of Faith you know you are you are, fooling these people you are selling them a bill of goods you know you are just, this is awful you are V8 you being the lowest of the low like you're committing capital crimes right now, with the people. [48:47] That's it that's what I got. Pastor Newms: [48:48] All right so thank you so much for those people who joined us in recording in during the live recording the live recording happens on Sunday nights at 6:30, and you can join us on Twitch Facebook or YouTube most of our people join us on Twitch just because, which is fun anyway that's my bias we all have biases in life um you can go to our website Ekk.House to see where you can do that which of those each of those platforms there's actually little buttons that you can see on this little image if you happen to be watching but if you're watching you're watching on one of those so yeah but. I hope. Pastor Bill: [49:43] Not necessarily maybe somebody downloaded the video later and sent it to someone and said hey watch this video. Pastor Newms: [49:52] Okay that's fine fine you won so please come join us so you can part of the conversation as Biggs and Phoenix and zaidi and and did tonight and other people do on other nights and, you know give that sense of community that we're talking about a coming together and doing church not just you know, having two faces talk to you or two voices tell you what to think because that is not what this is about so, we hope you guys join us and it either way we will talk with you next time and we love you. Pastor Bill: [50:34] Be safe out there.

Church Stories Podcast
E175 The One About Ray Rock

Church Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 63:01


The boys have un-vaulted the last episode recorded before the hiatus! Shama, PD, and Chase sat down with Ray Rock, a producer, DJ, and mentor who's worked with Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Social Club, and more! He tells stories about touring, flying into Gatlinburg, and the worst gig he's ever played. Ray Rock on IG https://www.instagram.com/iamrayrock/?hl=en Shama: https://linktr.ee/shama4realz P.D.: http://bit.ly/pdbach Chase: https://linktr.ee/chasebridges --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/churchstories/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/churchstories/support

Friday Show Podcast
Fridays Forever A Journey to Hope Episode #27 Friendships | The Upper End of Gatlinburg shops and restaurants and Stanga's in Gatlinburg.

Friday Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 22:45


In this Podcast we discuss 2 recent adventures from our Youtube channel "Fridays Forever". The Upper Shops & Restaurants in Gatlinburg and Stanga's Pizza, Philly Cheesesteak and Lemonaide. In our Journey to Hope segment: When I ask God to send me a friend. We hope you enjoy the podcast and please leave us a comment.  ✅→  OUR SMOKY MOUNTAIN TRAVEL PLANNER! →https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098RTYSVG    ✅→  OUR GATLINBURG PICTURES!  →https://www.fridaysportsphotography.com/p793334158?customize=3 ================================== GATLINBURG FOODIES: OUR TOP 5 FAVORITE FOODS IN GATLINBURG TN! https://youtu.be/gOUPvM4_kd4 ================================== ❤️ Click here to buy a Fridays Forever T-shirt, hoodie and more:  Clothing Merchandise Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/fridays-forever-adventures ==================================

Visit My Smokies
Here We Grow Again: Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Prepares for Biggest Expansion Yet

Visit My Smokies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022


You may remember in 2020 when Anakeesta in Gatlinburg completed its largest expansion yet, including the opening of the AnaVista Tower! If you thought that was incredible, wait until you hear about their new expansion, which will be their biggest expansion yet! This $34 million expansion will double the size of the guest experience over the next 3 years. We've gathered all the details we know so far on the Anakeesta expansion. About the Anakeesta Expansion Anakeesta recently announced a first-of-its-kind nighttime experience, Lumina Nights, that will be The post Here We Grow Again: Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Prepares for Biggest Expansion Yet appeared first on Visit My Smokies.

Visit My Smokies
New Restaurant in Gatlinburg TN: Cumberland Jack's LeConte Kitchen

Visit My Smokies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022


There is a brand new Gatlinburg restaurant that is serving up hearty portions of southern favorites in a beautifully decorated, locally themed setting. Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, Cumberland Jack's LeConte Kitchen has a unique exterior design and interior decor that will remind you of a rustic mountain lodge. We've got all the details about the newest restaurant in Gatlinburg TN that you will want to visit: Details About the Restaurant When it comes to the food, your family will be treated to a true southern feast The post New Restaurant in Gatlinburg TN: Cumberland Jack's LeConte Kitchen appeared first on Visit My Smokies.

Friday Show Podcast
Fridays Forever A Journey to Hope Episode #26 The Blowing Rock, Crazy Mason Gatlinburg and 5 Breakup letters to send for intimacy with Christ

Friday Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 22:12


This Friday's Podcast we discuss 2 recent adventures from our Youtube channel "Fridays Forever". The Blowing Rock where it snows upside down and The Crazy Mason in Gatlinburg Tennessee. In our Journey to Hope segment: 5 Breakup letters to send for intimacy with Christ We hope you enjoy the podcast and please leave us a comment. ====================================== Buy our MAGNET through Paypal: https://py.pl/1TMOnp ====================================== ✅→ OUR SMOKY MOUNTAIN TRAVEL PLANNER! →https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098RTYSVG Send mail: Fridays Forever P.O. Box 9024 Gray, Tn. 37615 ====================================== Email us: Fridaysforever2@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/fridaysforever1 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fridaysforever2/ Karen "Girl" Friday https://karengirlfriday.com

Shad Devenpour's Local History Podcast
Bacon, Gatlinburg and Myron's Tummy

Shad Devenpour's Local History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 29:03


I'm celebratin' National Bacon Day in Boise, ID this Friday! Memaw went to Gatlinburg and Myron showed up at the softball fields hungry. Here's the details for the Boise Show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tavin-dillard-comedy-show-at-bacon-boise-tickets-409308832737 Tavin's Bag of Bacon: https://baconboise.com/products/tavins-bacon-more-bacon Tavin Merch: https://www.rockcityoutfitters.com/collections/tavin-dillard Text me: 501-332-6249 Email: tavindillard@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavindillard/support

TJ and Jessica in the Morning
TJ Was Saved By A Bachelorette Party!

TJ and Jessica in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 11:27


TJ went to Gatlinburg, TN over the weekend and passed out while hiking a trail! A Bachelorette Party came to his rescue!! Hear the whole story about the amazing group of women who helped him down the trail!

Friday Show Podcast
Fridays Forever A Journey to Hope Episode #24 You Have Mail - 6 Encouraging Letters From Hope

Friday Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 15:58


This Friday's Podcast we discuss 2 recent adventures from our Youtube channel "Fridays Forever". Driving Through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Walking in the Rain in Gatlinburg at night.   In our Journey to Hope segment: You Have Mail - 6 Encouraging Letters From Hope! We hope you enjoy the podcast and please leave us a comment. ====================================== Buy our MAGNET through Paypal: https://py.pl/1TMOnp ====================================== Send mail: Fridays Forever P.O. Box 9024 Gray, Tn. 37615 ====================================== Email us: Fridaysforever2@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/fridaysforever1 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fridaysforever2/ Karen "Girl" Friday https://karengirlfriday.com

Hike: Explore | Wander | Live
Discovering the Appalachian Trail with Joshua and Amber Niven

Hike: Explore | Wander | Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 43:57


Joshua and Amber Niven come on the show and share their new book released by Falcon. "Discovering the Appalachian Trail" is not your usual guidebook, but uses Joshua's photography and Amber's storytelling to add to a rich experience of taking you through all 14 states and the trail's greatest hikes. Their book has something for every type of hiker and they share some of their favorite places on trail - both well known and secret spots. You can buy the book at a bookseller near you! Upcoming Event: 11/19/22 - Book signing at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg, TNConnect with Joshua and Amber: Instagram: @amber.a.niven, @Joshua_niven, @discoveringtheappalachiantrailFacebook: Discovering the Appalachian Trail Website:  DiscoveringtheAT.com Connect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Buy Me a Coffee! Support the show

Sevier Thrifters
Watch out for these WATCHES

Sevier Thrifters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 52:39


IMMMMMM BACKKKKKK for now... Thank you all for listening, I know I know the important guy is back. Thank you all again feel free to let us know your opinions or just to reach out and tell us how we are doing at sevier_thrifters and sevierthrifters on Instagram. You can also find us on YouTube at Sevier Thrifters.

The Christian Commute – Bible Thumping Wingnut Network
The One With First Baptist Gatlinburg

The Christian Commute – Bible Thumping Wingnut Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 49:18


1. Seth continues his review of Matthew 13 examining the meaning of the tares and wheat.2. Seth responds to a listener submission about the Apostles Creed.3. Seth discusses visiting a church on vacation. Become a Patron! Donate on PayPal. Check out all the BTWN podcasts.

The Christian Commute
Episode 1295: The One With First Baptist Gatlinburg

The Christian Commute

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 49:17


 1. Seth continues his review of Matthew 13 examining leaven and flour.2. Seth responds to a listener submission about the Apostles Creed.3. Seth discusses visiting a church on vacation. 

The Kentucky Couple Travel Podcast
Episode 10: Pigeon Forge

The Kentucky Couple Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 49:55


In this episode we are talking the Smokies, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. -Dollywood -Arcades -The Island - Traffic -and More... Connect with us at: kentuckycouple.com facebook.com/kentuckycouple https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFnmozaC3adrSYA9GpJPqg Music: Music by lemonmusicstudio from Pixabay

Krisha & Frank Show
Frank & Friends Show 0071

Krisha & Frank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 36:26


Frank Murphy's friend Avi McCullah is today's co-host. Avi worked on-air at Jewelry Television and ShopNBC, where she sold high-end men's watches. She would fly from Knoxville to Minnesota to appear on ShopNBC.  Frank's figs are in season. He has been harvesting about 60 figs per day this week. He accidentally broke off a branch of a fig tree and is trying to ripen the figs from that branch by placing it in water.  Avi has lied to her sons about figs. She told them that natural fig bars are called “pop tarts.” When they ask for a pop tart, they get a fig bar.  Figs are inverted flowers. Frank says the taste and texture of his Brown Turkey figs remind him of oatmeal with brown sugar.  Frank brought 24 figs to a meeting of a non-profit organization. As the chairperson was trying to start the meeting, another man started telling Frank about the laxative effects of figs, which is something Frank appreciates.  Avi is dating someone who told her, “Let thy food be thy medicine.” Frank asks if she is dating a medieval barber. Avi asks if you can make fig jam or preserves without sugar.  The fig jam recipe Frank and his wife Jere use calls for 3 cups of mashed figs, 3 cups of sugar, and two small boxes of lemon Jell-O.  Avi asks if you can make fruit leather with figs. Fruit leather is like a natural fruit roll-up. The concept is similar to soft beef jerky. Frank watched an Adam Ragusea video about making beef jerky.  Avi wants to learn old methods of food preservation. Frank says that canning fig preserves is easier than he feared. You can vacuum seal the mason jars by putting them in boiling water for a certain amount of time.  The topic of canning reminds Frank of an episode of Visiting with Huell Howser in which Huell and cameraman Louie Fuerte visit a tuna cannery. Frank recalls Huell being amazed that they cook the tuna in the can. The episode is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cxuzj-k-XuU  When Avi uses the word schniblet, Frank says it's the secret word and that they should get an extra $100 between them. As a kid, he used to stay up late to watch Groucho Marx on reruns of You Bet Your Life.  Avi says she gets self-conscious on camera. Frank once needed to find a co-host for a project called SMOMOTV and he asked Avi. They recorded a show in an extra room at a brochure printing plant between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Avi taught Frank to buy a cheap bronzer but an expensive makeup brush.  Avi says the medieval barber doesn't have prepared foods in his pantry. Frank mentions that there is a sales tax holiday in Tennessee during August on some food products that could be called staples or ingredients. Prepared food items and candy are not included.  Avi says that snack foods in England have fewer ingredients than the same products in the United States. She is trying to be aware of the ingredients in her food now that she has turned 40.  This episode is sponsored by Audible Premium Plus. Sign up for a 30-day trial and get a free premium selection that's yours to keep. Go to http://AudibleTrial.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com  Find us online https://www.FrankAndFriendsShow.com/  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  and hit the bell for notifications.  Find the audio of the show on major podcast apps including Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeart, and Audible.  Find us on social media:  https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh  Thanks!

Sevier Thrifters
To Niche or not to Niche

Sevier Thrifters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 47:47


Thank you all for listening in this episode John talks about niche and how you can find yours and how you can make sure you stay on track with that niche. Feel free to swing on by the eBay store at Sevier_Thrifters and take a look around see if there is a specific niche he is stuck to. You can also go over to Instagram and follow us Sevier_thrifters and sevierthrifters. You can also go over to YouTube and subscribe to Sevier Thrifters on there where new videos will be posted soon! Thank you all for listening see you all on the next one!

Two Dudes, Brews And Reviews

Lots of big news coming out of this edition of the Two Dudes, Brews & Reviews podcast. Austin goes into detail about recently getting engaged, and Alex talks about his recent near-fatal run-in with a black bear while out enjoying the tourist trap of Gatlinburg, Tennessee…and that's all before we even get into talking about James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar aka Pocahontas in space aka the biggest fucking movie of all time (according to the box office). We get into the forgettable characters, bad dialogue, and substance-less themes, but praise the CGI effects and action in the third act. A fun one as always, so we hope you enjoy the show! Tune in next week for the Adam Sandler redemption arc when we review Uncut Gems.

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Leveraging Airbnb Analytics to Increase Rental Revenue

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 21:29


In today's crowded Airbnb space, gain a competitive advantage through data analysis!   We welcome Airbnb data expert John Bianchi to discuss how we can extract and utilize Airbnb data to make our listings stand out and boost our bookings. John is the founder of Jaunt, an Airbnb property management company, and his goal is to help investors acquire profitable Airbnbs. Today, he offers data-driven insights on the current trends in the market, hotspots for opportunities to look out for, and proven ways to add value to our properties.     [00:01 - 02:24] Meet the Airbnb Data Guy John talks about his consulting business with clients all over the world Why he decided to upload a free Airbnb Data YouTube course   [02:25 - 13:13] Experience is King How COVID impacted Airbnb People are now searching for amenities, not places What are the best locations? Areas to consider: National parks The rise of second-tier and third-tier spots Why unique stays are winning  Exploring the motel and RV resort industry The advantages of an unmanned hotel   [13:14 - 19:42] Analysis with AirDNA Consistency and trends are key Replicating what works and offering more How amenities can make a big difference   [19:43 - 21:28] Closing Segment Reach out to John!  Links Below Final Words Tweetable Quotes   “Airbnb's all about the amenities. The boring homes are the ones that lose.” - John Bianchi “Data is all about finding trends. You find some sort of consistency, some sort of pattern that can be repeated.” - John Bianchi “In the long run of things, by adding in those hot tubs and adding in a game room, and a pool table, all that's doing is sort of securing your bet.” - John Bianchi -----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with John! Shoot him an email and schedule a free consultation call at hello@pointanalytics.co. Subscribe to his YouTube channel for his Airbnb Data courses!   Connect with me:   I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.     Facebook   LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below:   [00:00:00] John Bianchi: Now the way that I explain this is that data is all about finding trends. You find some sort of consistency, some sort of pattern that can be repeated, right? It is, in a sense, the Burger King logic. So McDonald's spends millions of dollars to figure out what corner to be on, Burger King opens up across the street, right? We are the Burger King in this scenario. We use all of the Airbnbs that currently exist as guinea pigs that, to figure out exactly what's working, what's driving revenue. And once we find a trend, a home at a certain style and a certain theme where we can see that it's been done a few different times, what ends up happening is you see they're all roughly making about a hundred thousand dollars. So then that tells you if I then go open up across the street with the exact same style, look, and feel, I'm going to make about a hundred thousand dollars, right?  [00:00:55] Sam Wilson: John Bianchi built and sold an Airbnb business. And during that time he learned how to analyze Airbnb data so well that he's been able to build a consulting service based upon it. John, welcome to the show.  [00:01:05] John Bianchi: Thanks for having me. Appreciate it. [00:01:07] Sam Wilson: Pleasure, man. There's three questions I ask every guest who comes to the show: in 90 seconds or less, can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there?  [00:01:14] John Bianchi: Started out of Michigan actually. So started out of my own bedroom. I had an Airbnb and I rented out the extra room. Just kinda get a feel for it Where I ended up, where I am now is an Airbnb data consulting business where I literally helped people purchase Airbnbs all across the United States, all across the world, actually, just to, I do reports in Italy and in London, England, and stuff like that. [00:01:33] John Bianchi: And I got there through a lot of work, ended up building up the business from, started in Michigan, building up a couple of homes, raised money, opened up a business in Chicago, built that up to about 15 locations, had some down in Scottsdale, Arizona as well. And also built out a cleaning company alongside with that. [00:01:50] John Bianchi: Then 2020 came and I had somebody who wanted to buy my business, so I sold it. And then I was trying to get, stay within the Airbnb world. And the data was something that I did extremely well and I realized that nobody else did well. And so I actually just created a course, put the course on YouTube 'cause I had no idea how to sell it and it wasn't that great. So I was put onto YouTube for free and now about 10,000 people have gone through it and 10% of those people have actually finished it. And literally, just from putting that course out there, I've kind of created a name for myself as the Airbnb data guy and literally, like, created a business from there. And so I've just kind of been rolling with it from then.  [00:02:24] Sam Wilson: Man, that's absolutely fantastic. I want to hear more about that. You know, everybody knows the trends inside of Airbnb and the reason I think you and I are talking on this show is 'cause I see personally Airbnb as a scalable business. And that's the name of the show, How to Scale Commercial Real Estate. Yes. Airbnb is typically in the single-family sector, but let's talk about a trend maybe that we're seeing before we get into the data side. So that way we have some kind of supporting evidence or things to apply the data to. What are some trends we're seeing in the Airbnb world right now that, yeah, just talk to us about that? I hear there's some interesting things going on.  [00:02:58] John Bianchi: So COVID is one of the most interesting things that has happened to the Airbnb world. Like, it literally shook up everything that was happening. Before, it was just very, very typical. You know, you get your single-family home, you rent it out and you go to the main areas that you could think of, right? So you got your, all your major cities. The biggest ones are obviously Nashville, Tennessee, because they were like a town, but also had a bunch of tourism from bachelor parties, stuff like that, right? Then COVID hit and COVID kind of changed everything. It stopped everything but also moved everybody out of the cities into these remote areas. [00:03:29] John Bianchi: And so what ended up happening was you saw these areas like Poconos, just outside of Philadelphia and New York, you know, the Smoky Mountains just like absolutely blew up, all these different spots. You could just go on and on about these different spots. We're just seeing insane revenue because everyone in America wasn't traveling internationally. They're all just staying local. And so there became all of these hot spots, like, you could literally buy a home within, in Poconos for $300,000 and it would make $150,000 in a year, right? It's insane. So now though, so a couple of things have happened. First, we're going into a recession. [00:04:00] John Bianchi: And so people are slowing down. People are traveling internationally now. So there's not as much people traveling around or, sorry, going to these local spots anymore. And Airbnb actually made major changes to their platform, which changes the way that people search for properties. They're no longer just typing in a location that they want to go to. They're actually typing the amenities that they want, right? Like, I want a lakefront. I want a lot of space. I want a view. Like, that's the way that people search for properties now. So they're not going to specific destinations. So the combination of all of that literally shifted the entire trend of Airbnb within the past two months. [00:04:34] John Bianchi: So places like the Poconos that were just absolutely killing it are sort of falling apart or softening. And so, you know, I work for an investment fund right now and every single time they were looking to go into a market, we're looking to see, is this market softening, right? Has too many people gone in there? Has the revenue dropped year over year, even though there's more supply? And so with all of that being said, it's really hard to say what the exact trend is going to be in the next year because everyone is going international. These ones are softening and we might be going into a recession. So there's like a couple of different factors we've got to consider, right? The way that I keep thinking about it is, what's the stuff that's never going anywhere that people are going to keep going to, that you can build a 10-year business, 20-year business off of, right? [00:05:20] John Bianchi: The easiest ones without a doubt are national parks, right? National parks, people are going to keep going to those. They're going to keep being cool. But the way to actually think about it is that there's multiple entrances to national parks. So as an example, Gatlinburg is, like, the main area to get into the Smokies. But on the other side of the Smokies is Bryson City, which is like this tiny little spot, which apparently is now doing even better, but you could also access the Smokies that way. It's just not as common. So that's where I think, like, a lot of the interesting trends are going to be is like find the places that aren't going anywhere, but where's the opportunities within those areas. [00:05:53] John Bianchi: And, like, one last thing to add to that is even airlines have created one-way flights to the second entrances of national parks. So, like, the second tier entrances, because there's a lot less business travel 'cause of Zoom. They're now trying to figure out other ways that they can fly people around. And one-way flights to these sort of second-tier cities that also enter national parks is happening as well. And that's just going to push more people to those areas.  [00:06:20] Sam Wilson: That's really interesting. I'm trying to think of, shoot, I'm thinking of like St. George, Utah or Kalispell, Montana, places like that, you know, you'd probably, a dozen other cities that would come off the top of my head. You never searched for those, right? [00:06:34] John Bianchi: Never. [00:06:35] Sam Wilson: If you're going to a national park, but yet you're telling me that those are cities now that we should probably start looking for flights into.  [00:06:40] John Bianchi: To be considering. You know, the way that I like to explain it is, a great example is Big Bear right out of, outside of LA, like everybody knows Big Bear, but it's an established market, been around forever, and all of the homes that exist there are Airbnbs, right? And so now there's restaurant stores, tours, all that kind of stuff. One of the main things that I'm seeing is that there's a lot of second tier, third tier locations that are turning into that because people who own family cottages are now selling them to Airbnb investors and Airbnb investors are bringing in, like, a hundred different families into that one specific home. [00:07:12] John Bianchi: If you get a hundred people doing that, right, now, you have like hundreds of new families coming into these new areas, which can support businesses, right? And so once that happens, they're creating new vacation areas, right? And so, like Big Bear, they ran out of space in Big Bear, right? So it's, like, now they need to create all these other new little spots. And so I think those new little spots that are going to be created that are close and have that similar amenities, right? Like the same sort of features that Big Bear has, but maybe not Big Bear is where the majority of the opportunity is going to be coming. [00:07:43] Sam Wilson: I like that idea, you know, but I guess I want to hear how do you account, if you're a data analyst, how do you account for search changes, softening of the market? How do you build that into, is this a good investment? Is this a bad investment? I mean, is it a crapshoot? [00:08:00] John Bianchi: Yeah. So the way that I think you have to win with Airbnb is you got to, you got to think long term without a doubt. Like, if you're just trying to get in for a year or two, just never makes sense, right? But Airbnb's all about the amenities, I said earlier right? Like, the boring homes are the ones that lose. So the people that buy the boring home in the neighborhood of a cool area tend to not do nearly as well, right? So what I mean by that is you need to have the hot tub. You need to have the views. You need to have the lakefront, if you can, you need to have, like, a home that's bigger than the other homes in the area that allows you to have a game room, right? I was just looking at this, doing a property analysis today. And this one home had a slide that went from the kitchen island to the basement, right? It's making $10,000 more than the home next door that doesn't have that, right? The reason being is 'cause they're focused on the kid stuff, right? And so the way that I always say, like, you have to wait in, like, what I'm planning on doing with my own portfolio as I continue to build over the years, 'cause I'm planning on rebuilding my own is just a hundred percent focusing on the properties that just provide everything that you could possibly want in comparison to the neighbors that don't have that. And I think even if markets soften, there's still going to be people going to those areas and it's going to be the homes that provide everything that people want that they're going to be going to, especially with the way that Airbnb is now creating their search.  [00:09:17] Sam Wilson: Yeah. That's a really good, really good points there. And I think that's what people want. We've shifted and for better or for worse, either way to a more experienced-based society. Especially with the younger generations coming up, it's like, I'm kind of part of that in the sense that, like the last thing I want is more stuff, right? Like our, I think our parents and our grandparents, like the acquisition of things in homes and like all this was part of their kind of ethos, but for us, it's like, I don't want any more junk. I just want to experience something really cool. And so to your point, like, Hey, a home with a slide in the kitchen, like, what in the world? [00:09:52] Sam Wilson: Like, oh, the kids go into the basement on the island. That's really, that's pretty fun. Like, I want to do that. So that's really, really cool. What about the trend that we're seeing in the motel space? I've heard some rumblings about this. Do you think that's sustainable?  [00:10:07] John Bianchi: Honestly, this is something that I need, I personally want to be doing even more research into, just because of the amount of noise that I'm hearing or the amount of people I hear doing certain things. [00:10:17] John Bianchi: So, the concept here is you take a motel that has staff. And, you know, it has a check-in desk and, has the breakfast and all that kind of stuff. And you get rid of all of that. And you automate everything that you possibly can within the motel, so that there's literally only a cleaning company. So that when people book on Airbnb, they get their door code, they get their door number. They don't have to talk to anybody and they just go to the door and they check in, check out, and the cleaning company comes, turns it over, and gets it ready for the next guest, right? This is referred to as like the unmanned hotel. You're also making them really trendy. So you buy this motel and then you make it super trendy, really cool looking, and get rid of the expenses, right, of like what you have there.  [00:10:55] John Bianchi: And you know, this is happening in motels. I've also seen it happen in apartment buildings, people taking over complete and entire apartment buildings. Sonder, which is, like, one of the biggest companies that exist did this in downtown Chicago. And I ran all the numbers 'cause I had all their data from the area and they were making like $250,000 more per year running it as that rather than as an apartment building, right? And so like, there's definitely money to be made in it. You just have to have the money to be able to buy the hotel, but you know, there's some big players. [00:11:22] John Bianchi: I don't know if I can necessarily name names, but, like, I know that Robuilt, you know, from BiggerPockets, they're looking at an apartment, a hotel in New York, right, and I can guarantee you it's going to be an unmanned hotel in New York, right? I know other people who are looking down in Miami to do that, I come across in the data, tons of these different places that are already doing it as well. There's one guy on our team who knows somebody who's, that's his entire portfolio. He literally is just looking for motels that he can flip into unmanned hotels.  [00:11:48] Sam Wilson: Right. And again, it goes back to, I think you said, you know, the experience based you know, this maybe isn't necessarily the roadside motel that is, you know, just servicing the local construction crew that's coming through, though that might be part of it. It is, you know, probably again, making them really, really interesting places to go and stay, and yet cutting so much of the expense. Like you said, you know, the breakfast probably nobody wanted anyway. And the front desk staff, the check-in just, you know, the inefficiency there behind that. [00:12:16] Sam Wilson: And we're certainly seeing that even in the RV resort space. I mean, adding, adding a lot of these places, we buy have cabins. They might even have a 10 or 20-room motel and that's a hundred percent the model we're taking, which is like, oh wait, we can completely get rid of the front desk. This makes all the sense in the world. [00:12:31] John Bianchi: Yeah. And that's, you know, that's, that's another area that I'd love to talk about even a little bit more because that's a super trendy, I don't know if it's necessarily trendy like it's going away. But people are amping up their game when it comes to these RV parks and unique stay parks, let's call them, right? Yep. There's one outta Yosemite. That is just absolutely amazing. Like it's, it's one of the coolest places. I want to own it. Like, I literally, I just want it. It's so cool. But there's, but it's creating this experience that you're not going to get anywhere else, right? [00:12:59] John Bianchi: Like, you can book a motel or you can book an Airstream and have, like, the really cool area that you're going to be saying. And it's, you know, it's going to cost double, but you're gonna want to pay for it because it's also the experience, right? [00:13:11] Sam Wilson: Right. Yep. That's it, man. That's it. I want to get into really the heart of this discussion, which is the data, the data that you're pulling. You're a data analyst. I want to hear what data you're pulling, how you're synthesizing it, and turning it into a meaningful, something meaningful that you can then make decisions based off of. Can you walk us through that?  [00:13:30] John Bianchi: Yeah. So AirDNA is the site that I use for Airbnb data. It's the number one Airbnb site or Airbnb data site, without a doubt. There's some other players out there but I've, you know, honed my skills within AirDNA. Now, the way that I always explain this is that data is all about finding trends. You find some sort of consistency, some sort of pattern that can be repeated, right? It is, in a sense, the Burger King logic. [00:13:55] John Bianchi: So McDonald's spends millions of dollars to figure out what corner to be on. Burger King opens up across the street, right? And we are the Burger King in this scenario.  We use all of the Airbnbs that currently exist as guinea pigs to figure out exactly what's working, what's driving revenue, and once we find a trend, a home in a certain style and a certain theme where we can see that it's been done a few different times. What ends up happening is you see they're all roughly making about a hundred thousand dollars. So then that tells you if I then go open up across the street with the exact same style, look, and feel, I'm going to make about a hundred thousand dollars, right? It's the same idea as comping in the, you know, comping a long-term rental, like, you're saying, okay, you got two bedrooms, two bath, but there's more to it, right? It's like, how did they design it? What amenities did they have? [00:14:36] John Bianchi: What kind of views do they have? Different things along those lines. So the way that to kind of bring this back is that when you're going through the data, you have to find the trend, you have to find the consistency. So I have a course on YouTube for free that teaches you how to take AirDNA data and extract it. So pull that data, pull that information out, plug it into a spreadsheet, and do that in a way that allows you to see how much do the four bedrooms make within this specific area of the city. And is there a difference between those four bedrooms and the next neighborhood over, right? [00:15:10] John Bianchi: And you'll be able to see this because there is, there'll be enough, depending on where you are, there'll be enough data to be able to see that sort of trend, right? And so some examples here is like I had my, I had a bunch of four bedrooms in Chicago. The closer you were to the city, the more money you would make. The further, the next neighborhood over would be $10,000 less. The next neighborhood, $10,000 less, right? You just kept dropping by $10,000, sort of the further out you went, but super consistent trend. So you knew whenever you were going to rent a home or whatever in the next neighborhood you had to account for that $10,000 difference in making sure that you were getting it for less than you were in the other neighborhoods. [00:15:48] John Bianchi: Right. And so, yeah, so like the idea is you're looking for some sort of pattern, some sort of consistency where you can literally just replicate that. And the best part about it is that, you know, everything that works. And then you can do more on top of that, right? it's like, oh, okay. I know that I know that I need all this stuff, but I'm actually going to design my home even better. I'm going to take even better photos and I'm going to add a hot tub in the backyard. So now I'm better than everybody else. And so I, I should be able to outperform these people and I'm actually going to be taking the reservations from them to allow me to hit that a hundred thousand dollars.  [00:16:18] Sam Wilson: Is there an algorithm that you use when figuring out what an amenity might be worth? [00:16:25] John Bianchi: I don't have an exact algorithm, so that's literally one of the hardest things to figure out. And the reason being is because you have so many different little factors, like, there's some listings that will be like great, amazing, amazing photos, really well designed, super professional, but it's not a luxury property. [00:16:42] John Bianchi: And then you have like a really bad, bad listing, bad photos, but it's a luxury property and they do the exact same. You know what I mean? So if, you know, in other words, not everything is equal when we're looking at the way that they're marketed, the way that they're designed. So you have to almost play with it, right? [00:16:57] John Bianchi: The only way that you're actually able to figure that out, first, you have to have a ton of data. That's the first one, right? You got to have a good enough amount of data. It, and it works really well. So like for certain amenities, it works really well when it's a larger amenity. Okay. So what I mean by that is views is a great example. So view, right? Like, if you have, in Blue Ridge Georgia. So I was just doing this analysis for the company in Blue Ridge, Georgia. If you have spectacular views, not just like, I can see off my deck, you need the rolling sort of mountain look, right? [00:17:28] John Bianchi: If you have those spectacular views from a deck, You can make about $130,000 as with a four-bedroom cabin, right? It's got to be a pretty good cabin, but you got, and you have the views. If you take that exact same cabin and you give it no views, you'll make $80,000, right? That's just like very, very clear consistency in the data, that's the difference between the views and no views, right? [00:17:52] Sam Wilson: So fifty grand a year in gross income, view or no view?  [00:17:56] John Bianchi: Right. A hundred percent. Like, that's not, that's not made up, that's not a gas I've gone through the data, like very thoroughly, right? That's an amenity that's really clean and easy to be able to see the difference because the homes are made fairly similar there, and then some homes will just be like, there's, they're just in the middle of a bush, which is awesome. [00:18:10] John Bianchi: But somehow the views, which is $50,000 better, right? Now, when it comes to like a hot tub, that's where it gets a little bit more difficult. . It's a little bit more of a guessing game, right? So the kind of the way that I think about this is, you know, in the long run of things, by adding in those hot tubs and adding in a game room and a pool table, all that's doing is sort of securing your bet, right? You're securing your bet in the sense that like I'm going to be better than these people. I'm giving more, I'm offering more. And so I should be able to get more. It is difficult to put an exact dollar number on the smaller stuff.  [00:18:44] Sam Wilson: Well, and I think that amenities like that, I like that. I like what you put, there's called it securing your bet. I also think about amenities as being regional. Like if I'm going to Breckenridge, Colorado and it's, then it's January. I absolutely, I'm not looking at listings without a hot tub. If I'm going to Destin, Florida and it's July, I don't give a rip about the hot tub, but the last thing I want is a hot tub. So it's like, you know, it is regional as well. [00:19:08] Sam Wilson: So I'm sure there's a bit of, a bit of art in figuring that out. But I think, I think the really big thing you gave us here was that one, you know, you got your course on YouTube where we, where we can make meaningful inferences from the trends we're finding in the data. So I think that's, that's really cool and something, I'm probably going to go watch as well. [00:19:24] Sam Wilson: 'Cause I think, I think it's just very fascinating. So thank you for putting that together for us. And also just the idea of making those, those amenities where it's, like, you will rise to the top, even if it's maybe, you know, getting the same, the same return or the same, same rent as everybody else, at least it puts you at the front of the pack. So those are very, very interesting things. John, this has been awesome. I can't believe our time is up here. We've covered so much. We've talked about everything from using data in a meaningful way. We've talked about the trends that we're seeing in the markets. We've talked about softening of the markets, how we're seeing some unique opportunities in some tertiary markets we've probably never even heard of. What did you call it, Bryson City?  [00:20:00] John Bianchi: Yeah, Bryson City. I was looking at it yesterday. Pretty sure it's Bryson City. [00:20:03] Sam Wilson: .Yeah. Right. Never heard of it so that, you know, that's, there's stuff like that, that I just think will be really fascinating to watch. You know, as here, as we potentially may go into a recession and then, you know, as international travel expands, like how does this market evolve, but certainly appreciate you staying in front of it and sharing with us your insight here today. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do that?  [00:20:26] John Bianchi: Best way is to email me. So hello@pointanalytics.co. You can email me at that email and I like to talk to everybody and kind of give them a free consulting call to help them understand, you know, exactly what they should be looking for. So if you do email me, we can hop on a, you know, 15-minute call. We'll go through your situation and try and figure out exactly if my consulting business can be of use to what you're trying to do, otherwise it's just going to give you free advice. So, yeah. So hello@pointanalytics.co.  [00:20:57] Sam Wilson: Awesome. John, thank you again for coming on today. It was a blast. Certainly appreciate it.  [00:21:01] John Bianchi: Yeah. Thanks for having me on. 

Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time

Every place has a name, and every name has its story...including the tourist destination of the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.Listen as we tell you the very interesting story of how White Oak Flats became Gatlinburg!Thanks for listening and thanks for sharing our stories with your friends...

Krisha & Frank Show
Frank & Friends Show 0067

Krisha & Frank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 41:50


Frank Murphy's friend Erik Dobell is co-hosting today's episode. Erik is a mentalist. His show, Impossibilities - Magic, Mind-Reading, and Mayhem! is in the Iris Theater at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Get tickets at https://www.impossibilitiesshow.com  Erik has a friend who pays to subscribe to pizza-making videos online. Frank prefers to watch Adam Ragusea for free on YouTube. Frank's interview with Adam Ragusea will air on East Tennessee PBS on Tuesday night (actually Wednesday, July 27) at midnight.  Erik has a Carl Sagan pin on his jacket. Many people cannot recognize Sagan. Eric also has a pin for members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.  Erik is wearing a t-shirt that Frank bought for the movie Fish Bait. Frank was wearing the shirt when his character was eaten by a giant catfish. Members of Einstein Simplified starred in Fish Bait as the fishing buddies who end up at Fear Hollow Marina. They improvised their lines. The movie is available free with ads on Tubi. https://tubitv.com/movies/638830/fish-bait  In an episode of The Office, Michael Scott takes an improv class but does all the things improvisers are trained not to do. In real life, Steve Carell is an excellent improviser. There are some improv games designed to break one of the improv rules such as the game “Questions Only.”  The Secret City Improv Festival has a head-to-head tournament called the Slayden Cup, named after Bill Slayden, a founding member of Einstein Simplified. This year's festival will be September 30 and October 1, 2022.  Erik wonders why he got an empty folder for his high school diploma. Frank says that's normal. Most schools hold back the actual diplomas until after the ceremony to make sure everyone has met all requirements.  Erik wonders if his daughter will be interested in sports. Frank mentions that ballet is as intense as a sport. Frank played the old man in several Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association performances.  When Frank passed the age at which his father died, his sister texted, “Congratulations. You win at breathing.” Frank's next goals are to outlive his paternal grandfather, his uncle, and his maternal grandfather. Frank likes to say that he wants to be buried so that he is exhumable.  Erik is from Elmira, New York. He met his wife when living in North Carolina. They moved to Gatlinburg because of his show. He is a mentalist. Mentalism is a branch of magic that involves mind-reading. The magicians who do elaborate stage shows are generally called illusionists.  Erik once worked as a mime. Frank agrees that pantomiming is difficult. Improvisers try to do realistic pantomime when holding imaginary objects.  The tv show Police Squad had hilarious ending scenes in which the actors would freeze but something in the scene kept moving. For example Leslie Nielsen was pouring coffee when the scene froze and the coffee cup overflowed. Frank loves the Police Squad theme.  Erik likes ‘80s cartoon themes. Frank used to watch reruns of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends. Erik jokes that poor Rocky had a sad end.  Frank appeared in parody videos for MoonPie. He played a character named Chandler Skootch who was afraid space aliens would invade Earth to get more MoonPies. You can watch the videos on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Chandler-Skootch-692797124483814/  This episode is sponsored by BoneZones.com (don't forget the S). Buy books and other merchandise autographed by Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass at https://bonezones.com/  Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com  Sign up for a 30-day trial of Audible Premium Plus and get a free premium selection that's yours to keep. Go to http://AudibleTrial.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  Find us online https://www.FrankAndFriendsShow.com/  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  and hit the bell for notifications.  Find the audio of the show on major podcast apps including Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeart, and Audible.  Find us on social media:  https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh  Thanks!

Washed Up Walkons
Extortion In Happy Valley | WUW 334

Washed Up Walkons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 65:33


A variety episode that includes topics of conversation such as DJK coming on the show as a guest, the Patreon heating up, 'Every Kick Counts' and how tory Taylor and other specialists around the area are using their performance on the field to help out a charitable cause, an event put on by Keith Duncan that Kluver attended, Estella's and their 5 star food, and Penn St players being extorted by some random chick, Drake's own 'What's in the golf bag', some discussion about his trip to Gatlinburg, Crumbl Flavors of the week, and a whole lot more.

Sevier Thrifters
How much do you NEED to make?!

Sevier Thrifters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 43:05


In this episode we discuss how much you need to make to make 40,000 in profit off eBay reselling! Also go check out cjbenzfinds on eBay and take a look at his store!

Joe on Joe - A G.I. Joe Podcast
Joe on Joe Theater Presents: G.I. Columbo

Joe on Joe - A G.I. Joe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 41:51


Written, produced, and narrated by Joe Slepski   Special thanks to Matt Plassman and Jeremiah Stafford for creative assistance. Phillip Barnes for his amazing Columbo artwork! Find him on Twitter @PhillipBarnes To Toilet'eel for her loving support in all things.  This is dedicated to Peter Falk, who always gave us just one more great performance.   Featuring an All-Star Cast of amazing actors… Doug Erholtz as Lieutenant Columbo A wildly prolific actor, check out his credits here! Alex Tortora as Sparks Actor/Writer, this is his 3rd time with Joe on Joe Theater! Matt Plassman as Mainframe and Snake Eyes Writer and production genius, Matt has worked extensively on the shows you love. Mike Irizzary as General Hawk That deep voice belongs to the What's on Joe Mind Podcast, subscribe today! Maria Wojciechowski as Scarlett This brilliant comedian deserves your follow on Instagram! VonDexter Montegut II as Doc An actor and APPLE spokesman, he's also our Doc! Wayne Graham as Breaker Just like Breaker, this talented actor is from Gatlinburg! Stephen Jubber as Zartan If you're not already subscribed to our friends at GIJOBURG, you must! Troy Smith as Mutt Friend of the show and great guy! Gary King Jr. as Roadblock Intergalactic Time Wizard, find him on Instagram or his T-Shirt Brand BootyHustlers Rebekah Walendzak as the Commercial Mom She taught me everything about comedy and love, and you can learn from her too! The comedy part, not the other part. Christine Blackburn as the PSA Judge Subscribe right now to The Story Worthy Podcast! This all starts with Christine! And Introducing LilyBella, Jasmine, Johannes, & Nadia as the Commercial Kids These talented kids are also huge G.I. Joe fans and we appreciate them so much! With special guest Shirley Feeney as Junkyard   G.I. JOE and all associated characters are copyright Hasbro   Columbo is copyright Universal Television. Created by William Link and Richard Levinson. Brilliantly portrayed for over 30 years by Peter Falk.   Just one more thing, if this is your first exposure to Columbo, I urge you to seek out more. It is a fabulous series with amazing guest stars, and Peter Falk putting on a master class in acting with every episode.   Thank you so much for listening!

The Rise Guys
GATLINBURG OR BUST

The Rise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 0:55


When you need vacation advice, we are the place to come to

The Dumpster Fire Show
#12 Gatlinburg Mistakes

The Dumpster Fire Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 25:23


Talked about stuff.

Krisha & Frank Show
Frank & Friends Show 0063

Krisha & Frank Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 60:47


Frank Murphy's friend Tim Coleman is filling in for Kathryn Frady, who is working at Opéra Louisiane in Baton Rouge. Frank says Kathryn is now vindicated because she kept reminding Frank to invite Tim to fill in.  This episode is double-length and will be the only podcast episode released this week. Tim is here to promote his role as Daddy Murphy in Encore Theatrical Company's production of Bright Star. Performances are July 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and July 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. The Friday, July 8 performance comes with the option for a BBQ dinner before the show. Call 423-318-8331 or visit https://etcplays.org for tickets.  Frank's next-door neighbor Nancy kept an eye on the pool while Frank was out of town. Her son enjoyed floating in the pool, which eased a backache. Tim's neighbor gave him a hot tub that Tim would have to move to his own house. They removed the railing from the neighbor's porch to get the tub into their truck.  Tim was on the Oktoberfest episode of the Frank & Friends Show. For years, Tim has worked as a singer at Ober Gatlinburg. Tim doesn't know what will happen this year. He says that Ober Gatlinburg has been sold to the family that owned Ole Smoky Moonshine.  Tim used to work in real estate, getting foreclosed homes ready for sale. He would put items on the lawn for neighbors to take for free. Someone once took his “Help Yourself” sign. He was surprised by the junk that people would take, including some filled soda bottles from the 1982 World's Fair. Frank mentions that Chris Ford of Sweet Pea's BBQ has a huge collection of 1982 World's  Fair memorabilia.  One of Tim's grandparents was a Pittman, as in the Town of Pittman Center and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. Frank met Tim through the Gatlinburg Improv Fest. Tim says he misses the GIF. Frank suggests that Tim come to the Secret City Improv Festival at the Grove Theatre in Oak Ridge on September 30 and October 1, 2022. Tim remembers being in an improv jam with very experienced improvisers, Tara Ochs and Ian Covell from the Atlanta improv scene.  Frank recruited Tim to be a “ringer” in the Front Page Follies during the summer that Tim had retired from the cast of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Tim unretired after one year away from Sweet Fanny Adams and stayed at the theatre until it went out of business. Tim would hide notes backstage with reminders for his scripted lines.  Frank didn't want to memorize lines for the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association's version of Into the Woods. Instead he described the action that he saw. He thought of himself as a play-by-play sportscaster explaining the plot. An audience member seated near Frank's wife Jere thought that Frank was lip-syncing to a recording of the narration. Jere explained that Frank really did sound like that.  Tim tells Frank to take his course on memorization. Tim says it's guaranteed to improve memory by 300%. Tim admits that when he first took the class and was walking out of the building, he couldn't remember where he had parked.  Tim says actors have two nightmares. One is going onstage in your underwear. The other is going on stage without knowing the script. Tim went to see a friend perform in The Odd Couple. The actor playing Murray the Cop had a medical emergency. Tim's friend said Tim could play the part with no preparation. They put a copy of the script on the poker table for Tim to read. He was asked to learn the script and finish the run as Murray.  The theatre company that produced The Odd Couple asked Tim to open a theatre in the Carousel Restaurant in Gatlinburg. across from Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Tim responded to an ad for a house to rent and the call was answered by Pat MacPherson, who with her husband Don, owned Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. He wondered whether to tell her that he was opening a new theatre across the street. Pat eventually asked Tim to audition to be in the cast at Sweet Fanny Adams.  Tim is in the cast of Encore Theatrical Company's production of Bright Star, which was written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Performances are July 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and July 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. The Friday, July 8 performance comes with the option for a BBQ dinner before the show. Call 423-318-8331 or visit https://etcplays.org for tickets.  Another Bright Star cast member, Frank Rosamond, asked about promoting the musical on the Frank & Friends Show. Rosamond asked Tim about co-hosting the podcast. Tim thought the invitation was just a joke. Frank Rosamond is the former president of the Knoxville News Sentinel and is the current chair of the Knoxville Opera board.  Tim is very impressed by the caliber of the Bright Star cast. He gets caught up in the harmonies of the musical numbers during rehearsals. Tim won't reveal the plot twist in Bright Star. Tim likes to have butterflies in his stomach on opening nights. Frank recalls wearing a FitBit that showed his heart rate spiking before an improv performance but dropping to about 58 bpm once the show started. Tim empathizes with Kathryn Frady's sentiment that it's depressing when a show closes.  Frank will have more guest co-hosts in the weeks ahead including mentalist Erik Dobell and former radio deejay Becca James. Frank and Becca will co-host the Karns Fairest of the Fair Pageant on Saturday, July 9, 2022.  Tim emceed a Disney-themed event for the now-closed Creative Theater in Pigeon Forge. Frank knew an emcee who referred to an event going “off the rails.” Frank's theory of emceeing is to not take the train but to use a JetSki to cross the river instead.  Frank was a big fan of Steve Martin and memorized some of his early routines. Frank sat in the last row of a Steve Martin show at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Lulu Roman of Hee Haw came to a show at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. She was staying at a hotel in Gatlinburg but was being interrupted by fans. Tim invited her to stay in his guest room and she accepted. Lulu took Tim and his parents out to dinner at Huck Finn's Catfish in appreciation for his hospitality.  Here is the cast and production team of Encore Theatrical Company's production of Bright Star: Emma Andrews - Alice  Bo Choate - Jimmy Ray Jack Rosamond - Billy Kassandra Hazard - Margo Frank Rosamond - Mayor Andrew Alder - Daddy Cane Becky Collins - Lucy Danny Hacker - Darryl Kara Van Veghel - Mama Murphy Tim Coleman - Daddy Murphy Candace Moore - Dr. Norquist Jackson Collins - Stanford Brandon Meek - Station Master Raegan Faircloth - Spirit Woman Kayla Fielder - Spirit Woman Delyn Filer - Spirit Woman Hannah Nye - Edna Olivia Smith - Florence Dennis Elkins - Director Melanie Coffey - Stage Manager James Templin - Choreographer Laura Ritter - Music Director Sign up for a 30-day trial of Audible Premium Plus and get a free premium selection that's yours to keep. Go to http://AudibleTrial.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com  Find us online https://www.FrankAndFriendsShow.com/  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  and hit the bell for notifications.  Find the audio of the show on major podcast apps including Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeart, and Audible.  Find us on social media:  https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow  https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow   https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh  Thanks!

The JJN Podcast
Live From The Smokey Mountains

The JJN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 42:29


The guys are back as they are recording in Gatlinburg, TN!! The guys are talking about how their trip is going so far, the drive up to Tennessee and then the guys discuss the fun field trips they went on in high school. We also had some special appearances from Jaz and Jules! Enjoy!

Disaster
Episode 04: Gatlinburg Burns - Escape from Chalet Village

Disaster

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 23:53


The 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires were a devastating event that affected thousands of people and left a lasting impact on the landscape of the region.The fires began in late November and quickly spread, burning through nearly 17,000 acres of land. Over 150 homes and businesses were destroyed, and hundreds of people were forced to evacuate. The fires also caused significant damage to the area's natural resources, including the loss of over 100,000 trees.Evacuation was mandatory for everyone in Gatlinburg, and many people fled with only the clothes on their backs. The fire so intense that it melted the asphalt on the roads. Several evacuees described the scene as like driving into hell. And, listener, we're going to give you a firsthand look into what it's like driving into hell before this is over.Check out our other podcasts: itsarclightmedia.comEpisode Sponsor:- Go to HelloFresh.com/everyday16 and use code everyday16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts!

Spooky Appalachia
Hitchhiking Ghost - Gatlinburg, TN

Spooky Appalachia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 1:56


If you find yourself in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, be sure to check out this beautiful 5.5 mile scenic route: The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On this route not only will you get a great view of the river and the falls during the drive, you'll also find the Noah Ogle self-guiding nature trail, as well as a few other trails and historic buildings. You may also encounter Lucy, a ghost rumored to roam the park.As the story goes, Lucy was a young woman who died in the area when her family's cabin burned down. It is said that after her death a man named Foster came across her, barefooted on the side of the road, one cold winter night. He gave her a ride home on his horse that night. After the event he couldn't stop thinking about her, and stopped by to ask her parents if he could marry her. After hearing the story of how they met, the parents looked pretty surprised. They explained it couldn't have been their daughter as she had died the year before and pointed in the direction of her headstone. To this very day travelers of this road have been reporting seeing Lucy on the side of the road on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail. People have reported seeing a young woman standing on the side of the road and offering her a ride, then note that during the ride she vanishes.Stories of phantom hitchhikers can be found all over the world dating back to before the motor vehicle was even invented. It's of no surprise that these types of stories exist in Appalachia. Have you ever picked up a phantom hitchhiker? Contact us and let us know about it or any other paranormal stories you have. You can email us at webmaster@spookyappalachia.com.Source(s)My Smoky Mountain ParkCheck out some of our other ghost stories! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Visit My Smokies
Travel Like a Local: Guide to the Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Visit My Smokies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022


Have you already visited all the popular attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and are looking to explore the Smokies in a different way? It's time to travel like a local! If the locals love it, you know it must be good. Spend time on your visit experiencing places that the locals go on a regular basis! To help you plan, we've created a guide to some of the best non-touristy things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge: 1. Explore Hidden Trails in the Park Would you The post Travel Like a Local: Guide to the Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge appeared first on Visit My Smokies.

Youth Worker On Fire Podcast
104 God Sightings - Success Stories of 2 Students

Youth Worker On Fire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 12:53


Billy and Ashley are a boy and a girl that do not know each other. They are more than a decade apart in age, lived in 2 different cities, and from 2 separate ministries I was in charge of. They both had encounters with God in different ways, but the results were similar. The way they came to know Christ was more of an encounter with Jesus Christ and less about a conventional church experience. Jesus was about leading people to himself as he was on his way somewhere. What do you mean, you may be asking…Well, like the woman at the well, her whole community came to know Christ because of his unconventional, unacceptable conversation about water at the well. 10 diseased men called out to him, he healed them all, and only one came back to say thank you. Jesus is an “on the way” God and teacher. The best encounters with God are “on the way”. Billy and Ashley experienced this “on the way” Jesus in our ministry and I experienced these God sightings “on the way” as well. My hope is that God will inspire you to see clearly His encounters in your life and ministry.  You will hear about 2 lives that broke the rules, because they were more interested in knowing Jesus than doing things by tradition. These stories will remind you of times that God showed up and caught you off balance, so that you would start looking for the God who still performs miracles that we seldom see coming. He is the God of Holy Surprises. He loves to give good gifts and He loves surprise parties. Put your party hat on. Here we go….   Credits: Hosted by: Doug Edwards Theme Song: "The One and Only" by The 808 (Listen to more at: the808music.com) Edited by: Ryan James Edwards Recorded by: Doug Edwards Graphics by: Ryan James Edwards

Youth Worker On Fire Podcast
103 Chad Brewster - The Rock - Middle School Volunteer

Youth Worker On Fire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 61:57


Chad stands 6 foot 3 inches and is built like a pro wrestler. When he walks in a room you know it! He is no nonsense and unconventional for a student ministry volunteer. He didn't usually smile or just say hi to new students. He stood tall looked down at them and asked, “What's your name?”… still no smile. The middle school boys would try to take him down every week without success. He was their discipleship leader, he was at their sporting events, their graduations from middle school and later on high school. Chad always showed up and the students he led knew it! Normally I would get to know a person interested in volunteering for at least a year before inviting to them volunteer with our students, Chad was 4 months! He soon became a very big part of our middle school staff team and remained a long term volunteer staff member. He would consistently let me know by signaling from the back of the room that I had spoken to long, which was ok with me. I wanted to know and sometimes I would stop… sometimes. (ha ha ha) We were blessed to witness his dating life to his now wife, Julie. They now have 3 children, the oldest in middle school. Julie was a public school high school teacher and in ministry before she met Chad. As of today, Chad is a supervisor for a large construction firm in the Greater Orlando Area. There is a lot Chad says in this interview that will guide you: How to identify great volunteers. How to keep your volunteers in long term service. How to grow in your relationship with Christ. How to build life long friendships with your staff, students, and their families. Credits: Hosted by: Doug Edwards Theme Song: "The One and Only" by The 808 (Listen to more at: the808music.com) Edited by: Ryan James Edwards Recorded by: Doug Edwards Graphics by: Ryan James Edwards

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com
Avoid Crowds, Save Money This Summer

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 25:12


Have you decided on a vacation destination yet this summer? If not, you can still save money by avoiding the crowds. We'll offer some tips and advice on that today on MoneyWise. So, a court order has lifted the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses. With restrictions easing, travelers are expected to be out in force this summer. In fact, a NerdWallet surveyfound that, incredibly, 7 out of 10 Americans are making plans for leisure travel in the next 12 months. Travel is up and so are prices! Rapidly rising oil prices are expected to have a big impact on travel costs this summer. That's putting upward pressure on airline ticket prices and what you're paying at the pump. STAYING ON BUDGET That said, it could be difficult to stay within your vacation budget this summer unless you choose a destination far from the madding crowd. Going where others aren't could just be your ticket to saving money this summer. If a spot is popular, you can expect to pay higher prices for travel there and lodging once you arrive. It's simple economics supply and demand. AVOID THE CROWDS So let's start our search for vacation destinations by eliminating a few places where you're likely to have trouble staying on budget. Heading that list is Mexico. If you can believe it, occupancy rates for vacation rentals in Mexico are up 40-percent over 2019. In fact, they're actually higher now than in 2019. If you're planning to stay in the U.S. this summer, the avoid the crowds rule remains in effect. That's why it's no surprise that the most expensive domestic destinations are all big cities. The top five include: New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, but avoiding any big city will likely make staying on budget much easier. You might also want to avoid what TheTravel.com calls the most overrated vacation spots in the U.S., and again, these all have big crowds. They include iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Times Square in New York, the Four Corners Monument where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet in one spot, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, and either of the two Disney theme parks. EARLY BOOKING = PRICIER Speaking of booking, it's a general rule that to find a vacancy, you want to book as far ahead as possible, and that makes sense for availability. But did you know that the farther ahead you lock in your reservation, the more likely you are to pay top rates? It's true. On the other hand, the closer you are to your vacation dates, the less you'll pay. Now, the reason for this is simple. Airline seats and hotel rooms are highly perishable items. If they go unsold on a given day, they're gone forever and can never be sold on that day again. That's why prices fall as a given date nears. And that rule is especially true if vendors aren't seeing hordes of people clamoring for travel and lodging accommodations, which is the reason you can save money by staying off the beaten path. OFF THE BEATEN PATH Where would those destinations be? For starters, just about any national park. And you don't have to be a camper to enjoy them. Most have ample hotel and motel accommodations nearby. Topping this list, according to U.S. News, are the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic and Sequoia National Parks. You can take in the glorious sights of God's creation from your car by stopping in dozens of scenic overlooks, or by day hiking the trails, then return to your comfy hotel room at the end of the day. Outside of our nation's parks, budget-friendly destinations include: ● St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the U.S. ● Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a tramway that takes you from the town to the mountain tops) ● Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks with great beaches and the nearby Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk ● And finally, Colorado Springs on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains. Those are all great places where you can get more for your vacation dollars while staying away from the crowds. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ● Would it be wise to reduce contributions to a retirement plan to build up an emergency fund? ● Does it make sense to take a company pension as a monthly payment or a lump sum? ● Is it wise to sell a rental property to pay off credit card debt, even though it would greatly reduce household income? RESOURCES MENTIONED: ● Inspire Insight ● Christian Credit Counselors Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them to Questions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website at MoneyWise.org where you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com
Avoid Crowds, Save Money This Summer

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 25:12


Have you decided on a vacation destination yet this summer? If not, you can still save money by avoiding the crowds. We'll offer some tips and advice on that today on MoneyWise. So, a court order has lifted the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses. With restrictions easing, travelers are expected to be out in force this summer. In fact, a NerdWallet surveyfound that, incredibly, 7 out of 10 Americans are making plans for leisure travel in the next 12 months. Travel is up and so are prices! Rapidly rising oil prices are expected to have a big impact on travel costs this summer. That's putting upward pressure on airline ticket prices and what you're paying at the pump. STAYING ON BUDGET That said, it could be difficult to stay within your vacation budget this summer unless you choose a destination far from the madding crowd. Going where others aren't could just be your ticket to saving money this summer. If a spot is popular, you can expect to pay higher prices for travel there and lodging once you arrive. It's simple economics supply and demand. AVOID THE CROWDS So let's start our search for vacation destinations by eliminating a few places where you're likely to have trouble staying on budget. Heading that list is Mexico. If you can believe it, occupancy rates for vacation rentals in Mexico are up 40-percent over 2019. In fact, they're actually higher now than in 2019. If you're planning to stay in the U.S. this summer, the avoid the crowds rule remains in effect. That's why it's no surprise that the most expensive domestic destinations are all big cities. The top five include: New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, but avoiding any big city will likely make staying on budget much easier. You might also want to avoid what TheTravel.com calls the most overrated vacation spots in the U.S., and again, these all have big crowds. They include iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Times Square in New York, the Four Corners Monument where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet in one spot, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, and either of the two Disney theme parks. EARLY BOOKING = PRICIER Speaking of booking, it's a general rule that to find a vacancy, you want to book as far ahead as possible, and that makes sense for availability. But did you know that the farther ahead you lock in your reservation, the more likely you are to pay top rates? It's true. On the other hand, the closer you are to your vacation dates, the less you'll pay. Now, the reason for this is simple. Airline seats and hotel rooms are highly perishable items. If they go unsold on a given day, they're gone forever and can never be sold on that day again. That's why prices fall as a given date nears. And that rule is especially true if vendors aren't seeing hordes of people clamoring for travel and lodging accommodations, which is the reason you can save money by staying off the beaten path. OFF THE BEATEN PATH Where would those destinations be? For starters, just about any national park. And you don't have to be a camper to enjoy them. Most have ample hotel and motel accommodations nearby. Topping this list, according to U.S. News, are the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic and Sequoia National Parks. You can take in the glorious sights of God's creation from your car by stopping in dozens of scenic overlooks, or by day hiking the trails, then return to your comfy hotel room at the end of the day. Outside of our nation's parks, budget-friendly destinations include: ● St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the U.S. ● Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a tramway that takes you from the town to the mountain tops) ● Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks with great beaches and the nearby Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk ● And finally, Colorado Springs on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains. Those are all great places where you can get more for your vacation dollars while staying away from the crowds. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ● Would it be wise to reduce contributions to a retirement plan to build up an emergency fund? ● Does it make sense to take a company pension as a monthly payment or a lump sum? ● Is it wise to sell a rental property to pay off credit card debt, even though it would greatly reduce household income? RESOURCES MENTIONED: ● Inspire Insight ● Christian Credit Counselors Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them to Questions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website at MoneyWise.org where you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29

Matt & Aunie
Dixon & Vining Hour 3 with guest cohost Dr. Andy Sokol

Matt & Aunie

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 35:18


Headlines, then into another look at the Alabama Senate race, more animal talk with Dr. Sokol and then we check in about the Talk995.com Sweet Deal that is available now, for Anakeesta near Gatlinburg, Tennessee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Cup of Confidence with Erin Rector
Life, Jewelry, and Hunting Unicorns with Emily Lamon Justice

A Cup of Confidence with Erin Rector

Play Episode Play 20 sec Highlight Listen Later May 26, 2022 30:42


Episode Summary:In today's episode of A Cup of Confidence, we are joined by special guest Emily Lamon Justice, Inventory Manager and Purchaser for Lamon Jewelers. Emily shares with us her journey from being a part of her family business to motherhood to even battling cancer. Emily walks us through the process of picking out what comes to the store all the way to her incredible story of overcoming breast cancer. This episode is so fun and inspiring. Truly just two friends having a chat!  You don't want to miss this - stay tuned!Thanks for Listening:Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribing to The Podcast:If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can follow the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also give Cup of Confidence a follow on your favorite podcast app.Leave Us an Apple Podcasts Review:Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you.Guest Bio:Lamon Jewelers has been a family owned business for over 38 years. Started by Howard and Ann Lamon, their  first store in the Knoxville area was in a small strip center on Alcoa Hwy in the early 1980's. Back then it was called Solid Gold Jewelers. Ann and Howard opened a second store at the current Knoxville location two years later. Eventually all operations were moved to the Knoxville location in the late 1980's and the name was changed to Lamon Jewelers. Adrienne Lamon, their oldest daughter joined the business in the mid 1990's and Emily Lamon Justice, their youngest daughter joined the business in the late 1990's. In 2006 they expanded and renovated our Knoxville store into a log cabin themed building, emphasizing their down to earth, honest and fair driven customer experience they had become known for in Knoxville.​Links:Website: www.lamonjewelers.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/lamonjewelersknoxvilleInstagram: @LamonjewelersLocation 1:7923 Kingston PikeKnoxville, TN 37919Location 2:715 Watkins Rd.Maryville, TN 37801Location 3:329 Historic Nature Trail.Gatlinburg, TN 37738

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com
Avoid Crowds, Save Money This Summer

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 25:12


Have you decided on a vacation destination yet this summer? If not, you can still save money by avoiding the crowds. We'll offer some tips and advice on that today on MoneyWise. So, a court order has lifted the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses. With restrictions easing, travelers are expected to be out in force this summer. In fact, a NerdWallet surveyfound that, incredibly, 7 out of 10 Americans are making plans for leisure travel in the next 12 months. Travel is up and so are prices! Rapidly rising oil prices are expected to have a big impact on travel costs this summer. That's putting upward pressure on airline ticket prices and what you're paying at the pump. STAYING ON BUDGET That said, it could be difficult to stay within your vacation budget this summer unless you choose a destination far from the madding crowd. Going where others aren't could just be your ticket to saving money this summer. If a spot is popular, you can expect to pay higher prices for travel there and lodging once you arrive. It's simple economics supply and demand. AVOID THE CROWDS So let's start our search for vacation destinations by eliminating a few places where you're likely to have trouble staying on budget. Heading that list is Mexico. If you can believe it, occupancy rates for vacation rentals in Mexico are up 40-percent over 2019. In fact, they're actually higher now than in 2019. If you're planning to stay in the U.S. this summer, the avoid the crowds rule remains in effect. That's why it's no surprise that the most expensive domestic destinations are all big cities. The top five include: New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, but avoiding any big city will likely make staying on budget much easier. You might also want to avoid what TheTravel.com calls the most overrated vacation spots in the U.S., and again, these all have big crowds. They include iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Times Square in New York, the Four Corners Monument where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet in one spot, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, and either of the two Disney theme parks. EARLY BOOKING = PRICIER Speaking of booking, it's a general rule that to find a vacancy, you want to book as far ahead as possible, and that makes sense for availability. But did you know that the farther ahead you lock in your reservation, the more likely you are to pay top rates? It's true. On the other hand, the closer you are to your vacation dates, the less you'll pay. Now, the reason for this is simple. Airline seats and hotel rooms are highly perishable items. If they go unsold on a given day, they're gone forever and can never be sold on that day again. That's why prices fall as a given date nears. And that rule is especially true if vendors aren't seeing hordes of people clamoring for travel and lodging accommodations, which is the reason you can save money by staying off the beaten path. OFF THE BEATEN PATH Where would those destinations be? For starters, just about any national park. And you don't have to be a camper to enjoy them. Most have ample hotel and motel accommodations nearby. Topping this list, according to U.S. News, are the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic and Sequoia National Parks. You can take in the glorious sights of God's creation from your car by stopping in dozens of scenic overlooks, or by day hiking the trails, then return to your comfy hotel room at the end of the day. Outside of our nation's parks, budget-friendly destinations include: ● St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the U.S. ● Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a tramway that takes you from the town to the mountain tops) ● Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks with great beaches and the nearby Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk ● And finally, Colorado Springs on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains. Those are all great places where you can get more for your vacation dollars while staying away from the crowds. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ● Would it be wise to reduce contributions to a retirement plan to build up an emergency fund? ● Does it make sense to take a company pension as a monthly payment or a lump sum? ● Is it wise to sell a rental property to pay off credit card debt, even though it would greatly reduce household income? RESOURCES MENTIONED: ● Inspire Insight ● Christian Credit Counselors Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them to Questions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website at MoneyWise.org where you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com
Avoid Crowds, Save Money This Summer

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 25:12


Have you decided on a vacation destination yet this summer? If not, you can still save money by avoiding the crowds. We'll offer some tips and advice on that today on MoneyWise. So, a court order has lifted the mask mandate on planes, trains, and buses.With restrictions easing, travelers are expected to be out in force this summer. In fact, a NerdWalletsurveyfound that, incredibly, 7 out of 10 Americans are making plans for leisure travel in the next 12 months. Travel is up and so are prices! Rapidly rising oil prices are expected to have a big impact on travel costs this summer. That's putting upward pressure on airline ticket prices and what you're paying at the pump. STAYING ON BUDGET That said, it could be difficult to stay within your vacation budget this summer unless you choose a destination far from the madding crowd. Going where others aren't could just be your ticket to saving money this summer. If a spot is popular, you can expect to pay higher prices for travel there and lodging once you arrive. It's simple economics supply and demand. AVOID THE CROWDS So let's start our search for vacation destinations by eliminating a few places where you're likely to have trouble staying on budget. Heading that list is Mexico. If you can believe it, occupancy rates for vacation rentals in Mexico are up 40-percent over 2019. In fact, they're actuallyhighernow than in 2019. If you're planning to stay in the U.S. this summer, the avoid the crowds rule remains in effect. That's why it's no surprise that the most expensive domestic destinations are all big cities. Thetop fiveinclude: New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, but avoiding any big city will likely make staying on budget much easier. You might also want to avoid whatTheTravel.comcalls the most overrated vacation spots in the U.S., and again, these all have big crowds. They include iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Times Square in New York, the Four Corners Monument where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet in one spot, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, and either of the two Disney theme parks. EARLY BOOKING = PRICIER Speaking of booking, it's a general rule that to find a vacancy, you want to book as far ahead as possible, and that makes sense for availability. But did you know that the farther ahead you lock in your reservation, the more likely you are to pay top rates? It's true. On the other hand, the closer you are to your vacation dates, thelessyou'll pay. Now, the reason for this is simple. Airline seats and hotel rooms are highly perishable items. If they go unsold on a given day, they're gone forever and can never be sold on that day again. That's why prices fall as a given date nears. And that rule is especially true if vendors aren't seeing hordes of people clamoring for travel and lodging accommodations, which is the reason you can save money by staying off the beaten path. OFF THE BEATEN PATH Where would those destinations be? For starters, just about any national park. And you don't have to be a camper to enjoy them. Most have ample hotel and motel accommodations nearby. Topping this list, according toU.S. News, are the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic and Sequoia National Parks. You can take in the glorious sights of God's creation from your car by stopping in dozens of scenic overlooks, or by day hiking the trails, then return to your comfy hotel room at the end of the day. Outside of our nation's parks, budget-friendly destinations include: ●St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the U.S. ●Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a tramway that takes you from the town to the mountain tops) ●Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks with great beaches and the nearby Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk ●And finally, Colorado Springs on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains. Those are all great places where you can get more for your vacation dollars while staying away from the crowds. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ●Would it be wise to reduce contributions to a retirement plan to build up an emergency fund? ●Does it make sense to take a company pension as a monthly payment or a lump sum? ●Is it wise to sell a rental property to pay off credit card debt, even though it would greatly reduce household income? RESOURCES MENTIONED: ●Inspire Insight ●Christian Credit Counselors Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Also, visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, join the MoneyWise Community, and even download the free MoneyWise app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29

Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast
AT#801 - Tennessee Road Trip

Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 57:02 Very Popular


Hear about a Tennessee Road Trip as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Craig from HistoryFanGirl.com about a recent family trip across the Volunteer State.

Living the RV Dream with Traveling Robert
Living the RV Dream Episode 239: Savannah and Gatlinburg

Living the RV Dream with Traveling Robert

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 18:47


Unlocked by Matt Landau
Family First with Tom Goodwin of Mountain Laurel Chalets

Unlocked by Matt Landau

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 61:40


Tom Goodwin of Mountain Laurel Chalets in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is celebrating 50 years of making limited edition memories for guests.  In this episode we dive into his direct marketing techniques, which are among the most holistic and comprehensive we have ever encountered.     Mountain Laurel Chalets: www.mtnlaurelchalets.com Rue Bar Rue: https://www.ruebarue.com Track: https://trackhs.com Bomb Bomb: https://bombbomb.com   This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.   Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/

Our American Stories
EP289: The Great Vowel Shift and the Making of Modern English and Connecting People Through a Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum

Our American Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 38:16


On this episode of Our American Stories, the History Guy tells us the story of “The Great Vowel Shift” and the making of modern English. Andrea Ludden owner of the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, right below the Great Smoky Mountains shares the story of how this amazing collection came to be a museum. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SciShow Tangents
Recycling

SciShow Tangents

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 38:03 Very Popular


Get a jump start on Earth Day by joining us as we discuss garbage's sexy, complicated little brother: recycling! Grab the NordVPN deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/TANGENTSTry it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!Head to https://www.patreon.com/SciShowTangents to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you'll get in return, like bonus episodes and a monthly newsletter!And go to https://store.dftba.com/collections/scishow-tangents to buy your very own, genuine SciShow Tangents sticker!A big thank you to Patreon subscribers Garth Riley and Tom Mosner for helping to make the show possible!Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we'll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @im_sam_schultz Hank: @hankgreen[Trivia Question]Minnesota paper waste ballhttps://www.pca.state.mn.us/featured/worlds-largest-wad-paper-0[Fact Off]Palimpsests (reusing parchment, but also documenting microbes)https://www.abaa.org/blog/post/the-history-of-vellum-and-parchmenthttps://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/how-monks-remixed-technology-in-the-middle-ages/373956/http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org/about/imaging/https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.170988https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00248-014-0481-7Pressure-sensitive, reusable tape inspired by housefly feethttps://www.howitworksdaily.com/how-is-adhesive-tape-made/https://www.naturalhistorymag.com/biomechanics/172099/shoe-flyhttps://cen.acs.org/articles/85/i42/Adhesive-Tape.html[Ask the Science Couch]Sevier County (Dollywood and Gatlinburg) composting/waste managementhttps://www.seviersolidwaste.com/http://www.louisianaweekly.com/dollywoods-environmental-solution/https://www.zankerrecycling.com/sites/default/files/biocycle-nov-2010.pdfhttps://www.biocycle.net/mixed-waste-composting-facilities-review-2/https://greenblue.org/reloop-what-is-mixed-waste-processing-or-all-in-onedirty-mrf-recycling/http://compost.css.cornell.edu/MSWFactSheets/msw.fs6.html[Butt One More Thing]Iron nutrient recycling through whale poophttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00356.x/abstracthttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16370118