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Mason Watkins, Photojournalist for WPSD Local 6 in West Kentucky, joins Matt to talk about some of his most hair-raising -- yes, we said hair-raising -- experiences recording television news in his area. There's equipment failure, live on-air flubs and, as the title suggests, a serious freakout at the state capitol.
Many people don't want to remember 2020, and for the most part, we don't blame them. For all the misery it brought, though, 2020 was an eventful year. From the pandemic, to the Black Lives Matter protests, to the Presidential election, it likely changed our society -- and journalism -- forever. Leaf-Chronicle Sports Writer George Robinson joined me to talk about that fact, and reflect on all that happened this year.
Vince Dawson, the longtime sportscaster for WYMC Radio in Mayfield, KY, joins Matt to talk about sports, life in a pandemic and even a little bit of politics. The discussion ranges from legendary football coach Paul Leahy to the first Presidential debate.
In this special haunted episode, folklorist and ghost story enthusiast Shawn Morrissey from the Dark Side of Seoul podcast and ghost tours joins Matt to discuss the origins of myths, legends and even ghost stories, and how they still affect our perceptions today.
Jimmy Settle, a journalist who is every bit a pillar of the community he serves as the newspaper he writes for, chats with Matt about the importance of local journalism and some of his more outlandish experiences on the job!
The Fancy Farm Picnic is famous for three things: Bingo, political speeches with raucous crowds and barbecue as far as the eye can see. Thanks to COVID-19, however, two out of three won't happen. (At the barbecue is still there.) Matt talks with Mayfield Messenger Editor Eric Walker about the picnic's history and the impact of its diminished status this year.
Matt Schorr chats with freelance reporter Tony Centonze about navigating the strange world of community journalism, which is made all the stranger in the midst of a global pandemic and national protests.
Murray Ledger & Times reporter John Wright joins Matt to talk about his adventures with various newspapers throughout Western Kentucky. Those include adrenaline-fueled, high-speed drives through the woods to find a massive boat wreck and talks with COVID-19 survivors.
This is a special in-between episode with an important announcement! Matt Schorr's webcomic -- Moby Dick: Back from the Deep -- returned to Kickstarter this week, and we'd like to invite everyone aboard. If comic books are your thing, follow the link below and consider supporting this project.
Chris Smith, Regional News Director for USA Today Network - Tennessee and author of Salamanders of the Silk Road, joins Matt to talk about his experiences as Senior Editor for the Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville and his journalistic adventures in Florida and Alabama. His tales include chair tossing and insult hurling, but not a single wrestling ring. For more updates on this show and others, be sure to follow the Schorr Manor Faceboo...
Tavia Green from ClarksvilleNow joins Matt to talk about her earliest -- and perhaps most intense -- experiences as a journalist. The conversation includes tragedy, bizarre interviews and the importance of local journalism in small communities.
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Joe Jackson, radio journalist for Bristol Broadcasting, joins Matt to talk about his experiences in the field, including their shared experience on a county-wide manhunt that ended in a truly unexpected way. Longtime lighteners may remember this as Matt's own story from our very first episode, and he's revisiting it here with someone else's perspective!
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Richard Stevens, Clarksville's Director of Communications and former Leaf-Chronicle Publisher, joins Matt to look back on his career and some of the most unique memories that came with it. There are tornadoes, bounced checks, PhDs ("Public Degrees in Hard Drinking") and so much more. This episode also marks our one-year anniversary, and we're celebrating with a brand new intro and theme song!
Leigh Landini Wright, an Associate Professor at Murray State University's Journalism and Mass Communications Department, joins Matt to look back on 2019 and some of the changes in the industry, not to mention her own adventures covering the recent Kentucky Governor Election with her students.
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Kevin Weaks, Sports Editors for The Messenger in Union City, TN, chats with Matt about the life and times of a sports journalist plying his humble trade over the years. In that time, he witnessed the transition from celluloid film to digital photography, the advent of the internet and one of the most enduring constants of any small town reporter's life -- irrational, angry parents.
Of all the branches in the great tree of journalism, none is more unique than radio. As such, radio journalists have some of the most unique stories to tell, and that's saying something considering how unique journalists' stories are already! Gil T. Wilson of WTYE Radio and the NerdUp Podcast chats with Matt about his wildest memories since entering the audio realm at an early age.
Some of my wildest memories as a journalist came from the historic Fancy Farm Picnic in West Kentucky. Held every year on the grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church, it's become a major event launching the state's election thanks in no small part to scores of politicians who show up. It's now traditional to heckle and jeer any candidate bold enough to speak, making it feel like a combination of a political rally and a pr...
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