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”


May 31, 2023 76 mins

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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Today’s show is like an out-of-control Kentucky Hot Brown on a Stick!

In BEST TRENDS we talk about Gwyneth Paltrow and her infamous ski crash courtroom case. Who Plow-Trowed into who? And the crew talk about their own hijinks on ski slopes.

Did you know it’s National “Food On a Stick Day”?  What other irrational national holidays are today?

In SMALL TOWN NEWS, a frisbee-catching dog takes a big fat crap on a Kentucky basketball ...

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This week's show is a bit of an intimate affair... just you and me (and producer The Alan Jackson) as the rest of the crew is out for the day. But it's a formal, intimate, curious countdown episode!

I share a video from a while back where two kids do their own versions of my old dance routines.

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We talk through some of ...

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Today’s show is like, “When the moon, hits your eye, like a big hairy pie. That’s a nastay!"
It’s National Pie Day! Or, I meant to say National "PI" Day. What the hell is PI? And what other Irrational National holidays are today?  Check out this week's show as we’re gonna make fun of them. 

In our Best Trends segment, we talk about the Oscars and Jimmy Kimmel's performance as the host. And we have St. Patricks Day coming up. Wh...

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Today’s show is going to make you happier two dogs slappin' each other in church on a slippery, blue grassy knoll. 

Because at the end of the show I’m going to eat a Peanut Butter and KY Jelly Sandwich. Why would I do this? I explain the reason - and the joke behind - during the episode. And I’m dead cereal about it. Cause it's National Cereal Day.  What other Irrational National Holidays are today? Check out the show as we’re gon...

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Today’s show is very, very fairy. And ruthless and toothless! 

It’s National Tooth Fairy Day, what other Irrational National Holidays are today? Listen to the show, 'cause we’re gonna make fun of them. 

It's Catherine Bach's birthday! The local Hickory television station - WHKY - is being sold to Jimmy Swaggart! And I saw the movie "Cocaine Bear"!

In Best Trends, we’re gonna talk about the new film "Peter Pan & Wendy". Why a...

Today is Fat Tuesday!  So this episode is going to be like a big glutenous goat, who is eating deer meat at a Waffle House with Kenny Powers!

Chris Stapleton did an awesome job with the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Some say it was the best since Whitney Houston.  So why is Darius Rucker pissed off? And what's it got to do with hats?

In Small Town News, two goats in Texas go to a Target and do a little aisle shopping. Then i...

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It’s Valentine’s Day! And I got y’all some cards. Stick around! Me and Marcus Stamos will read them to ya in our most romantic, sexy voices. 

In Small Town News, a “streaker” steals the show at the 16th hole of a Golf Tournament. We’re gonna watch that video and rank his performance.  Was he really a streaker?  We need to come up with a different name for a streaker that’s not completely nude.  And why was the golf event called th...

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Welcome to episode 167 of COUNTRY-ish.  And today’s show has lots of Zoomin’, tastes like Fettuccini, and is filled with Chinese Hot Air! 

I'm on the road and have to Zoom into the show, but hosting duties are handled by Sebastian, Intern Isaiah, and the rest of the COUNTRY-ish crew.

In our Best Trends segment, we talk about the Chinese Spy Balloon! Why did it meet its end in Myrtle Beach?  And a special Happy Birthday to a frien...

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Today’s show is Bass Ackwards and hotter than a smoked pig at a Texas BBQ.

What did we think of the NFL division championship games? Who's pulling for the Eagles in the Super Bowl, and who's making the correct decision and cheering for the Chiefs?

In Small Town News, there was a couple who won a pig at a fair but then were denied when they tried to bring it home alive. Sounds like a Bon Jovi song. 

In our Best Trends segment, th...

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It’s National Classy Day.  So I try my best to look classy on the show. How did I do? And what other Irrational National Holidays are today?

I read a bunch of comments from last week and answer your questions, too.  Which leads us to talk about what type of jelly (or jam) is best with peanut butter for sandwiches? Is it Grape? Is it Strawberry? The debate gets pretty heated (not really).

We also play a little Show-and-Tell.  Seba...

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