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A weekly podcast from the pages and people of the Memphis Flyer, the alternative newsweekly based in Memphis, Tennessee. Mane.

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A weekly podcast from the pages and people of the Memphis Flyer, the alternative newsweekly based in Memphis, Tennessee. Mane.

    Late Night Dining. Nope. Christian Nationalism. Election Preview.

    Late Night Dining. Nope. Christian Nationalism. Election Preview.

    This week’s cover is all about tlate night dining in Memphis. It’s been in a sort of limbo after Covid but our reporters Sam Cicci and Michael Donahue scoped the scene for us for this week’s cover. Sam joins in the show to talk about it.

    Jackson Baker fills us in on the countywide political races. It’ll be the last update on this we’ll get before the August 4th election next week. Bruce VanWayngarden weighs in on this new Republican idea of Christian Nationalism and how the GOP has turned Christianity into something it’s not. 

    Finally, Chris McCoy saw the new Jordan Peele horror thriller Nope. And he gives is a big old yep. Find out why later.

    We’ll some news and the MEMErnet And we’ll have those choice from our calendar — the finest events calendar in all of Memphiana — to help you get your weekend together.


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    BURGER WEEK! The Gray Man. Bill Lee's big gaffe.

    BURGER WEEK! The Gray Man. Bill Lee's big gaffe.

    This week’s cover is all about burgers. It’s Memphis Flyer Burger Week, I’m happy to tell you. Ten restaurants all over town are offering up special deals — $6.99 for a burger — and some special burgers made just for this week. 

    To get ready for Burger Week our intrepid reporters fanned out to all of our Burger Week restaurants and tried a little somethin'-somethin' to give you a taste of what you can expect. We have some of our reviews for you in the show this week.

    Chris McCoy our film and TV editor talks about "The Gray Man," that new Netflix movie starring our little buddy Ryan Gosling. It only cost $200 million to make but that's fine because it's based on a book written by a Memphian. We’ll also talk about why there’s so much Guns and Roses int he new Thor movie. Bruce VanWyngarden talks about education, why teachers matter, and about Bill Lee’s big gaffe with his big buddy, Larry Arnn from those Hillsdale schools.


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    Election Guide! Roaches. Cheese Dip.

    Election Guide! Roaches. Cheese Dip.

    Jackson Baker fills us in on the upcoming election. Abigail Morici talks about the roach business. Michael Donahue has the latest from the Arbo's Cheese Dips. Also, we har voices from Memphis City Hall about backing up a loan for the One Beale project.  


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    BEER! A competitive eater head to Coney Island. The DA race heats up.

    BEER! A competitive eater head to Coney Island. The DA race heats up.

    Our cover story is all about beer this week. It's a fun one. Don't miss it. Brett Healy, a competitive eater now living in Memphis, is heading to Coney Island for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Fourth of July Eating Challenge.  



    Jackson Baker fills us in on the political races for District Attorney office (especially after the Roe decision) and the county mayor’s office. Michael Donahue has a new restaurant you need to try — Magnolia and May. 


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    Elvis. Right-sized Memphis. A MEMernet not fit for radio.

    Elvis. Right-sized Memphis. A MEMernet not fit for radio.

    Chris McCoy talks about the new Elvis movie. Bruce VanWyngarden has a think about cities with all those empty skyscrapers in the work-from-home era. And we have our calendar — the finest events calendar in all of Memphiana — to help you get your weekend together. 


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    Jurassic Park. Solar Power. Bogus Politics.

    Jurassic Park. Solar Power. Bogus Politics.

    Jackson Baker talks about these bogus lists of political endorsees that have been flying around and what’s being done about them. Chris McCoy our film and TV editor went to see the new Jurassic Park movie and he didn’t love it. I’l talk about our cover story this week all about solar power opportunities in Memphis and throughout Tennessee.


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