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Welcome to Small Town News, located at the intersection of hardcore journalism and jelly-filled comedy. Each episode we read articles from small town newspapers from around the United States and use them to inspire improv stories. We've got fireworks filled with rattlesnakes. We've got a parade of painfully bad accents. We've got no idea what states border Michigan. But no matter where the story ends, it's all 100% true. Promise. Check our sources. Seriously.

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to Small Town News, located at the intersection of hardcore journalism and jelly-filled comedy. Each episode we read articles from small town newspapers from around the United States and use them to inspire improv stories. We've got fireworks filled with rattlesnakes. We've got a parade of painfully bad accents. We've got no idea what states border Michigan. But no matter where the story ends, it's all 100% true. Promise. Check our sources. Seriously.

    Front Royal, VA - The Most Charitable Whorehouse in Virginia

    Front Royal, VA - The Most Charitable Whorehouse in Virginia

    Welcome to Front Royal, Virginia, a town for all seasons!  Located in the Shenandoah Valley, the area was sold to the Virginia Colony by the Iroquois in 1744 as part of the Treaty of Lancaster.  The town was originally settled as LeHewtown in 1754 and quickly earned the nickname "Helltown" due to the large number of livestock wranglers and boatmen coming into town looking for alcohol.  In 1788 the town was officially incorporated as Front Royal.  The town is just outside the Shenandoah National Park.  The park was established in the 1930s and includes part of the Appalachain Trail, numerous waterfalls, and Skyline Drive.  The town is also near the Skyline Caverns and the Luray Caverns.   The Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the Eastern US.  Some of the caverns are as much as 10 stories high with massive stone formations.  The Shenandoah Valley is also home to numerous wineries including Glen Manor Vineyards located in Front Royal.  We hope you enjoy our visit to Front Royal!

    • 46 min
    Portage, WI - Porch Chat - The Thin Line Between Furries and Mascots

    Portage, WI - Porch Chat - The Thin Line Between Furries and Mascots

    • 9 min
    Portage, WI - The Thadmeister Goes to Real Japan in a Liveable Truck

    Portage, WI - The Thadmeister Goes to Real Japan in a Liveable Truck

    Welcome to Portage, Wisconsin, "Where the North Begins!"  The town takes is name from the act of carrying a boat between navigable waters.  The town sits on a natural portage between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.  It was first explored by Europeans in the mid 17th century.  By the end the 17th century, the area was an important location in the fur trade in the area.  The population continued to grow and the government built Fort Winnebago at the Fox River end in 1828.  Fort Winnebago was named the county seat in 1851 and was incorporated as Portage in 1854.  The area has become a hub for outdoor activities for all seasons.  We hope you enjoy our trip to Portage!

    • 59 min
    New Town, ND - Porch Chat - Pickle Improvs Gone Wild!

    New Town, ND - Porch Chat - Pickle Improvs Gone Wild!

    • 6 min
    New Town, ND - All the Davids Don't Know Where Pickles Come From

    New Town, ND - All the Davids Don't Know Where Pickles Come From

    Welcome to New Town, North Dakota, the "Heart of Lake Sakakawea!"  New Town is located in Montrail County and sits on lands belonging to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, and is part of the federal reservation system.  Although the town's population was only 2,764 in the 2020 census, it is the 18th largest city in North Dakota.  The town was established in 1950 as the result of the Garrison Dam and Sakakawea Reservoir project that forced the relocation of the residents of a number of small towns in the area.  The Garrison Dam was world's largest earth filled dam at the time. The Sakakawea reservoir was the second largest reservoir measuring 200 miles long and 14 miles wide in places.  New Town is home to the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum which serves as a heritage center to display and preserve the heritage of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people.  The town is also a great location for outdoor sports including fishing, boating, water skiing, and hiking.  We hope you enjoy our visit to New Town!  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Doctor Is In! - Porch Chat - What Is Your Dog Eating! with Dr. Jess!

    The Doctor Is In! - Porch Chat - What Is Your Dog Eating! with Dr. Jess!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Newbie999 ,

Funny stuff!

This project, born of Covid is a welcome dose of funny, silly banter and improv! Thank you gentlemen...and George too!

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