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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a soundbite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do.

Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a soundbite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do.

Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

    ‘It’s been whimsical’: Life, music & politics with Avett Brothers bassist Bob Crawford

    ‘It’s been whimsical’: Life, music & politics with Avett Brothers bassist Bob Crawford

    On this week’s episode of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” Bob Crawford, upright bassist with the Avett Brothers, joins us to talk about how his whimsical decision making has led to so much success.  We'll talk about the band, his views on the mix of politics and music and also his podcasts about history and politics.  
    He also talks in depth about being in the band and dealing with his daughter having cancer three separate times.  Finally, don't miss the end where he talks about his favorite performances and collaborations, especially the one with John Prine!
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    • 49 min
    ‘Our citizens must be safe and secure in their homeland’: Remembering 9/11 with former Gov. Easley, top staff

    ‘Our citizens must be safe and secure in their homeland’: Remembering 9/11 with former Gov. Easley, top staff

    On this week’s episode of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” we share exclusive stories from September 11, 2001 as the state responded to what happened in NYC, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.  We chat with former Governor Mike Easley and his top aides, who were charged with protecting the state and responding as the country went to war.  
    We also talk to two state lawmakers who were inspired to enlist for active duty just days after the attack.  
    Like all of us reflecting this week, Tim and Ben will share their own stories of where they were that day and their thoughts 20 years later.
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    • 34 min
    'The flood from hell': Canton mayor on Fred's fury

    'The flood from hell': Canton mayor on Fred's fury

    The little mountain town of Canton has less than 5,000 residents and sits about 17 miles west of Asheville.  In recent weeks, a big chunk of the town found itself underwater after devastating floods caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.  
    On this week’s episode of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” the town's 38-year-old mayor, Zeb Smathers, joins us to tell the harrowing stories of what he has seen, the visits from big name politicians and what he hopes for the future of this historic paper mill town.  
    Ironically, his dad was mayor in 2004 when the town also saw dramatic flooding from the remnants of two hurricanes.
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    • 35 min
    Behind the scenes: How Tim and Ben tie it together each week

    Behind the scenes: How Tim and Ben tie it together each week

    Since we released a special bonus episode last Friday, Tim and Ben are giving a little behind the scenes of our podcast, “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” this week.  
    Listen in as Tim quizzes Ben on the origin of his incredible laugh our listeners have learned to love! They also talk about their upbringings and how North Carolina is dramatically changing. Later, Tim also lets us know the one crazy thing he did this summer.  
    Don’t worry, we’ll be back next Wednesday with a brand new guest.
    In the meantime, check out our bonus episode on the situation in Afghanistan: ‘My dad died to make the Afghan people better’: Taliban takeover hits home
    It's a conversation you will never forget!
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    • 18 min
    ‘My dad died to make the Afghan people better’: Taliban takeover hits home

    ‘My dad died to make the Afghan people better’: Taliban takeover hits home

    In this special episode of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” we have an emotional and engaging conversation with a Gold Star family member and someone who helped teach campaigns and democracy in Afghanistan.  
    Nick Ochsner, a reporter with WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., lost his dad in Afghanistan in 2005, and Jonathan Felts spent more than a year trying to teach campaigning in the war-torn country in 2010.  
    Following the recent withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region, they are both now struggling to watch as the Taliban quickly takes control of the country and the chaos that has ensued at the airport in the capital city of Kabul.
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    • 45 min
    ‘You gotta let these creative geniuses run’: Billy Warden and Michael Rapaport

    ‘You gotta let these creative geniuses run’: Billy Warden and Michael Rapaport

    We've got a super sized edition of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum” and taking a brief break from hardcore politics in the process! 
    On this week’s episode, Tim sits down with Billy Warden, who provides some of the most creative and funny appearances on Capital Tonight, as he shares incredible stories about his time writing and producing Joan River's red carpet specials on E! Entertainment Television.  
    Later, director, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport also joins us to talk about his upcoming shows in North Carolina, his time on “Friends” and much more!
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

NC Insurance Guy ,

Must Listen

Tim Boyum is the man. So well connected to the political scene here in North Carolina.

Crisco8890 ,

Greatest. Podcast. Ever.

Fun, informative, and interesting. If you care, even passively, about politics this is a must hear.

Arthur Curry51 ,

Not well done.

Low quality podcast. The podcaster has the charisma of potato; which is to say, none. Biased and not interesting.

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