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Summer is here, which means a lot of things to a lot of people.
It might mean a long road trip with the family to the beach. It’s a good time to head to the gym for a workout to get in shape or to work in the yard gardening or mowing the lawn.
For all of the above-mentioned activities, and for plenty of others, listening to Podcasts help pass the time and keep our minds busy while we work on some of these more tedious tasks.
And for all the Sarah Koenigs and Marc Marons out there creating nationally-known podcasts, there are also plenty Arkansas-based podcasts, covering everything from Arkansas-based businesses, to local politics, to Razorback sports, and plenty of other topics.
We asked our Facebook fans to share some of the local podcasts that they were aware of recently, and we received dozens of suggestions. Here’s a list of some of the more active and well-known podcasts we found that are created in, or about (or both) the state of Arkansas.
As always, if you know about other local podcasts that folks need to be aware of, feel free to tell us about them in the comments below.
Daniel Quin and Aaron Dotson of Look What I Did / Courtesy photo
Look What I Did Podcast is created in NWA by locals Daniel Quin and Aaron Dotson. The podcast comes out generally 2-3 times per month, and features interviews with local designers, filmmakers, musicians, illustrators, and in general, people who make things.
Mark of the Maker is a panel discussion with renowned custom knife makers Tom Krein (Siloam Springs), Sean Kendrick, Michael Burch and hosted by Mark Steiner. The format is much like a group of friends, sitting down in The Pit at Blade Show, talking about life, knives and knifemaking.
The podcast is available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Tune In, and Youtube. For more, check out their website.
Drive-In Speakerbox is a weekly film review show created by locals Jake Howell and Bo Counts, aka “The Boom Operator” and “The Grip.” The podcast has been around for years and was once a radio show on the UA’s KXUA student-run radio station before becoming a podcast.
Local musician and promoter Travis Smith recently launched a podcast called George’s Live, covering the musicians coming to town to perform at the legendary music venue, George’s Majestic Lounge.
The podcast comes out several times per month and includes artist interviews and other news about the venue.
Lean Back is a podcast by locals Lisa Corrigan and Laura Weiderhaft, and covers a host of feminist issues.
The podcast just finished its fifth season back in November and was recognized by Paste Magazine as one of the publication’s favorite podcasts back in 2017.
Longtime sports radio personality Bo Mattingly has a new podcast covering Razorback sports.
The show, called The Hog Pod, started back in March, and there are currently 14 episodes available. The show features interviews with Hog coaches and players and other Razorback-related content.
Here’s a link to the feed.
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