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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Podcast by Reelfoot Forward

    EP 166: Grant Saum: The Flockstar

    EP 166: Grant Saum: The Flockstar

    Grant Saum has dedicated his career and life to agriculture, driven by a deep-seated passion for multiple sectors of the field.

    Saum is the co-owner of Saum Show Stock of Ramer, Tennessee and is the owner of Reelfoot Meat Company of Union City, Tennessee. His love for the show ring started at a very young age and has continued into adulthood as he works to inspire the next generation of sheep lovers and showmen.

    As the Mid-South Regional Communications Manager for the Cotton Board, Saum ensures that stakeholders throughout the mid-south are informed about the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. In this episode, we discuss Grant's love for animals and the everyday work he does for the "Fabric of Our Lives."

    This episode is sponsored by Moustos Pasta & Grill.

    • 46 min
    EP 165: Ted Franklin Belue: Bringing History to Life

    EP 165: Ted Franklin Belue: Bringing History to Life

    Ted Franklin Belue, a 2021 winner of the Western Writers of America’s prestigious Spur Award, has written numerous books including “Finding Daniel Boone,” “The Hunters of Kentucky” and “The Long Hunt.” He edited two Boone biographies, including Lyman Draper’s landmark “Life of Daniel Boone”—the classic reference on Boone and trans-Appalachian Long Hunters—and published more than 100 essays in trade and scholarly publications. He has served as consultant/commentator for the INSP Network’s “Wild Americans” and Outdoor Channel’s “SHOOTING USA,” History Channel (doubling on-screen in various 18th century guises), A&E, BBC, NBC, and NPR. He “survived” the French and Indian War as a Hollywood extra in “The Last of the Mohicans.” In this episode, Belue shares more about the inspiration for his passion for American history, long hunters and early settlers like Daniel Boone.

    This episode is brought to you by Leaders Credit Union.

    • 43 min
    EP 164: Brady Weldon: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Reverend

    EP 164: Brady Weldon: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Reverend

    Martin, Tennessee native Brady Weldon is a man of many hats. Minister, consultant, author and life-coach to name a few. Brady has helped start a few churches and sits on the board of several. He’s learned a lot during his 35 years of ministry, but one of his greatest discoveries was realizing he could impact people in the areas of both faith and creativity.

    In this episode, we take a journey back to Brady’s long West Tennessee line of entrepreneurship and helping others, as well as his journey back to another passion of his, music.

    Another hat on the bald head of Brady Weldon is the hat of a musician. Though this hobby was put to the side for many years, Roy Barberi of the Roy Band finally got the mic for singing back in Brady’s hand.

    Roy Band is Nashville’s live tribute to the best in 1980s hard rock, pop-rock and glam rock music. Brady Weldon often lives up to the nickname he earned in Nashville, Rock ‘n’ Roll Reverend, and joins them on stage.

    This episode is sponsored by Leaders Credit Union.

    • 38 min
    EP 163: John Watkins: Planting Seeds of Discovery

    EP 163: John Watkins: Planting Seeds of Discovery

    John Watkins has been planting seeds and watching them grow at Discovery Park since the 50-acre heritage park was first built in an empty field more than a decade ago. In this episode, he shares stories of his earliest meetings with Robert Kirkland where Discovery Park’s founder laid out his vision for the landscaping. Watkins also provides details about the future plans for the new Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion, the vineyards and the upcoming All American Selections Display Garden.

    This episode is sponsored by Leaders Credit Union.

    • 39 min
    EP 162: Chef Dylan Costantino: What’s Cooking at the Lodge at Paris Landing State Park

    EP 162: Chef Dylan Costantino: What’s Cooking at the Lodge at Paris Landing State Park

    Chef Dylan Costantino has prepared meals in kitchens from Colorado to Mackinac Island to Nashville. Here in Northwest Tennessee, we’re lucky he’s now calling Paris home. Costantino is the executive chef at the Lodge at Paris Landing State Park in Henry County. The new 91-room lodge provides hotel resort-style vacation rentals on Kentucky Lake near Land Between the Lakes. In this episode, Chef Costantino shares some of the exciting things happening in their kitchen including Murder Mystery Dinner. Also discussed is some of the history of Henry County hospitality and the current location of their first tourist attraction, Sulphur Well. Let’s just say that business is now under water.

    This episode is sponsored by Leaders Credit Union. Leaders Credit Union is insured by NCUA.

    • 36 min
    EP 161: Sean Kenney: Lego Artist

    EP 161: Sean Kenney: Lego Artist

    A collection of 19 sculptures created by Lego artist Sean Kenney will be on display throughout Discovery Park’s 50 acres from May 3 to Sept. 2, 2024. This version of the award-winning traveling exhibition, “Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects®  Made with LEGO®   Bricks,” sponsored by Leaders Credit Union, was specially curated to enhance a visit to Discovery Park. Included in the collection is a monarch butterfly built with 60,500 LEGO® bricks that took 377 hours to build, a life-sized gardener built with 37,400 LEGO® bricks that took 320 hours to build and various plants, animals and insects. In this episode, Sean Kenney takes us behind the scenes from his Amsterdam studio and provides more details and a few of the stories of the artwork he creates.

    For more about Sean’s work, visit seankenney.com.

    This episode is sponsored by Leaders Credit Union.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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REEL Good Idea!

Love getting to hear these success stories from West Tennessee’s favorites! Can’t wait for the next one!

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The Best of West TN

This is a great way to learn about the rural culture of West Tennessee- not just the attractions that are unique to the area but the heart and soul of who the people are. Thank you Discovery Park of America, this is a great idea

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