Welcome to Country-ish! A weekly podcast by comedian Jon Reep and his pals from Hickory. Jon lived in Los Angles for 18 years, but after his dad suffered a stroke, he moved back home to take care of his folks in Hickory, NC. Jon has spent half of his life in North Carolina and the other half in California. He's the Urban Cowboy of podcasting. Each week Jon chats with his Hickory friends, his parents, other comedians & even celebrity guests. He has ongoing segments such as "Small Town News", "Good Will Hunting", "How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?", "Member Me", and "Jon's Journal”


September 13, 2023 85 mins

Today’s show is like a creepy, crabby wall-crawler!

In Best Trends, we talk about the manhunt for the escaped prisoner in Pennsylvania.  Did you see how he escaped? Guy pulled a crabwalk up a prison wall to get out. And now he's on the loose... so watch out.

We talk a little Fantasy Football with the NFL season starting up. Did you see Aaron Rodgers go down four plays into his season with the New York Jets? What's everyone's thou...

We’re back baby! Join us for an All NEW COUNTRY-ish Show!

We talk about Oliver Anthony and his song “Rich Men North of Richmond”. I have some new lyrics for the song I'm writing - called "Poor Men South of Portland". I sing them live on the show; leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

In SMALL TOWN NEWS, Burning Man getting extinguished! What is Burning Man, and why are all these people stranded out in the desert in o...

Today’s show is like an Alabama Barbie Brawl on a Pansexual River!

In SMALL TOWN NEWS, in Montgomery, Alabama a huge WWE-style brawl went down on a "Rifffpher" boat dock! Who won? Who lost? Who started it? We’ll get into it with a play-by-play analysis.

And my pal Marc Hunt thinks there should have been some "dry docking" going on to help things settle down.

In BEST TRENDS, Bill Maher slams the new Barbie movie and Wayne Brady a...

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In Small Town News, a health clinic in Missouri named after a guy named Lester E. Cox, sponsored a "Bottom Feeding Fish Festival". And they called it Cox Sucker Days!  And it’s not a joke. Sign me up. 

In Best Trends, we lost a real loner, a rebel. Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) passed away. So we shall remember him on the show.  Did you like Pee Wee Herman? What were your favorite moments from his TV show or movies? And who pl...

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Bumpkins! It's episode 190 of Country-ish! This is going to be ON the chain! It’s like a refreshing ice-cold bottle of Goodwill water. 

In Small Town News, rabble-rousers from Newton decided to chain a cooler full of water bottles...right next to a public water fountain in downtown Hickory! Why? We’re gonna get into it. 

In Best Trends, Twitter X’d out the bird, and sad news, Donnie Baker has sadly passed away. 

Listen in as we ...

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Today’s show is going to be very intimate.  It’s like being stuck on a hot deserted island with me in the tropics. It's just me and producer The Alan Jackson in the studio.

In Best Trends, we’re gonna talk about Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean getting all heated.  Miranda is mad at audience members for taking selfies while she's singing. And Jason Aldean leaves a stage due to heat exhaustion, while also releasing a song and video...

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Live from Hickory, it's episode 187 of Country-ish! Today’s show is like Blind Grimace Driving a Jeep Under Water While Wearing Sun Glasses because of his Glaucoma!

In Best Trends, Grimace from Mcdonald's now has his own purple milkshake. Is it any good? What is a Grimace anyway? We're gonna find out... you won't want to miss how this turns out here in the studio!

In Small Town News, a Kansas man reels in a big one during a fishi...

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Hey, guys! We didn't have a new, live episode of COUNTRY-ish this week... my Mom'osa had surgery and I'm tending to her tonight. So instead, how about you enjoy this classic episode of COUNTRY-ish with special guests Nate Bargatze, Steve Jessup, and the biggest Residual Check winner in history? See you next week!

In this classic episode, Jon shares stories and pictures from his recent travels to Virginia Beach and Nashville where ...

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Welcome to Episode 185 of Country-ish. Crazy right? This episode is like a perverted, problematic parent at a Hickory House of Pancakes.


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In BEST TRENDS, today we remember D-Day. Seventy-nine years ago today we liberated Europe from the Nazis. Sprichst du Deutsch? Well, you don’t have to, thanks to 'Merica.  You’re welcome. 

With Russia in the news and Bert Kreischer's movie THE MACHINE in theaters, we play part of an interview I had with Bert where we talked about Russian penpals. Check out COUNTRYISH CLASSICS, coming soon, to hear an entire interview with Bert and...

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Today’s show is like a hectic Hillbilly Hot Pocket in your Cornhole.

In BEST TRENDS, "The Hillbillies" are trending... and not the ones from Beverly.  Who are they? What are they doing? And why don't I like it? I ask my Gen-Z crew members to convince me why I should like "The Hillbillies" and their new song, but I'm not sure they are able to.

My new red-headed step-daughter Laney calls in to play a new little game with us... NAME...

Today’s show is like a video game where the Walking Dead are wearing a tracksuit!

Our own Mark Hav-an-8-Balls-Deep played hero again, as he got involved with a fight that broke out at a recent NASCAR race in North Wilkesboro. We've got photo proof that he was right there in the thick of it. We hear Mark's take on the fight from his ringside perspective. 

From the TV show THE WALKING DEAD and the Disney Marvel series HAWKEYE we've...

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Today’s show is like a sexy herd of snitching cows wearing swimsuits!

This week's SMALL TOWN NEWS is from Boone NC where a herd of cows helped the police in a high-stakes hot pursuit. I think you’ll find this story "a-moosing".

In BEST TRENDS, has Miller Lite gone woke as well? They have a new ad out catering to women... are we all cool with this? And Martha Stewart is the new 81-year-old Sport Illustrated swimsuit cover model an...

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Today’s show is like a Ginger teacher with a mullet who also has a brother that runs a Taxidermy Bar and Grill. It might get wild in here!

 My brother from another mother - country music singer Joel Frye is gonna join me to world premiere his new music video "Mullet Brothers (Taxidermy Bar and Grill)". The video features me and "The DUI Lawn Mower Guy" Steve Jessup.

Steve Jessup finally makes his way to the studio, so the three o...

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Word up Peeps! It's episode 178 of Country-ish. Today's show is like a mean meme created by an angry artificial intelligence using a frying pan! What does that mean? Stick around to find out!

In BEST TRENDS, I've lost my blue checkmark on Twitter and now there's already a Mean Jon Reep account. He's an a-hole! Do not follow this guy!

Do you know who isn't an a-hole? Our own intern Mark Have an 8 Balls Deep, who is our own l...

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Today’s show is like a surprisingly celebratory, non-normal nuptial formal… and so is the baby. What does this mean? Check out this show and it will make sense.

I got married! Sorry ladies, I’m spoken for. I’m hitched, bitch. It was a surprise wedding, disguised as a Second Chance Prom, that was also a fundraiser. So win-win-win!  We talk about the wedding, the prom, and show some photos and videos from the night.


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Today’s show is like a pesky pet that is ferociously funny, cute, and cuddly, but can’t carry a tune.

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Today’s show is like finding a hidden insulated Easter egg filled with Bud Light at Kid Rock’s house. It’s very explosive!

In BEST TRENDS, some people “Shotgun” a Beer, but Kid Rock likes to “Machine Gun” beer.  Does Kid Rock hate cans?!? We talk about his latest social media video and his skills with a machine gun.

It's time for another round of HOW MUCH IS THAT SCREEN ACTOR'S GUILD RESIDUAL CHECK? Three lucky listeners call in ...

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