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The Morning X with Barnes & Leslie is a deep dive into the world of popular culture with new episodes every weekday. Join award-winning hosts Steve Barnes (Atlanta) and Leslie Fram (Nashville) as they fly through the latest TV, music, movies, celebrity sleaze, and pop culture observations from the crazy world around us. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio App, Pandora or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to the show in Atlanta on 99X (100.5 FM) or via the 99X app. Others options include Apple Music (search 99X), Alexa and more.

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    • 4.7 • 162 Ratings

The Morning X with Barnes & Leslie is a deep dive into the world of popular culture with new episodes every weekday. Join award-winning hosts Steve Barnes (Atlanta) and Leslie Fram (Nashville) as they fly through the latest TV, music, movies, celebrity sleaze, and pop culture observations from the crazy world around us. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio App, Pandora or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to the show in Atlanta on 99X (100.5 FM) or via the 99X app. Others options include Apple Music (search 99X), Alexa and more.

    The Death of Slim Shady: Reactions and Controversies

    The Death of Slim Shady: Reactions and Controversies

    In this episode of The Morning X, Barnes and Leslie reflect on a somber weekend marked by celebrity deaths, political chaos, and the Baldwin trial. They prepare to welcome back a former SWAT counter-sniper, CK, who previously appeared on the show as a homicide detective. The conversation shifts to the highly anticipated release of Eminem's new album, which has sparked controversy and mixed reviews. Barnes plays a teaser that questions the demise of Slim Shady, leading to a discussion on the album's provocative content, including disses aimed at various celebrities. They delve into reactions from fans and artists, especially Jelly Roll and Diddy, who are directly mentioned in the album. The episode wraps up with a look at Eminem's intentions and the impact of his work.
    The Morning X with Barnes and Leslie - Listen live weekdays 6-10 am Eastern on 99X Atlanta (100.5 on the FM dial in Atlanta), at 99X.com, or in the 99X app. The show is a mix of new shows along with "Best of The Morning X" which will be on-demand via this podcast the same day after it airs on 99X. The Morning X originated in 1994 with Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy.
    Please, review and subscribe to The Morning X, available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Morning X video interviews, video content, and bonus video exclusively from Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or our YouTube channel.  Find all of our social connections at our website TheMorningX.com
    Sign up for "The Morning X Insiders" and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff, and insider information only available to members.
    Executive Producer: Steve Barnes
    Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
    FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:
    “NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT HI@THEMORNINGX.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
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    • 7 min
    Georgia vs. Florida: Biting Rampages and Margarita Funnels

    Georgia vs. Florida: Biting Rampages and Margarita Funnels

    In this episode of Morning X on 99X, Barnes, Leslie and Crash delve into a wild weekend of headlines. From a shocking attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump to the surprising deaths of Shannon Doherty, Richard Simmons, Dr. Ruth, and Shelly Duvall, the duo discusses the numbness many people feel amidst such news. To lighten the mood, Barnes shifts gears to a NON-football Georgia vs. Florida showdown, but not the usual kind. Crash, a proud Miami native, gets presented a chaotic incident involving a biting rampage on a United flight from Miami to Newark. Meanwhile, a bizarre event at a Waycross, Georgia Mexican restaurant where a couple engages in a shocking margarita funnel stunt. Which state is dumber this week??
    The Morning X with Barnes and Leslie - Listen live weekdays 6-10 am Eastern on 99X Atlanta (100.5 on the FM dial in Atlanta), at 99X.com, or in the 99X app. The show is a mix of new shows along with "Best of The Morning X" which will be on-demand via this podcast the same day after it airs on 99X. The Morning X originated in 1994 with Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy.
    Please, review and subscribe to The Morning X, available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Morning X video interviews, video content, and bonus video exclusively from Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or our YouTube channel.  Find all of our social connections at our website TheMorningX.com
    Sign up for "The Morning X Insiders" and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff, and insider information only available to members.
    Executive Producer: Steve Barnes
    Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
    FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:
    “NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT HI@THEMORNINGX.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    Inside the Crisis: Former SWAT Counter-Sniper on Security Failures Pt 2

    Inside the Crisis: Former SWAT Counter-Sniper on Security Failures Pt 2

    In this episode of Morning X, Barnes and Leslie share a heartfelt conversation around the assassination attempt of Donald Trump, expressing relief at his recovery and extending prayers and condolences to the family of Corey Comperatore, a heroic former fire chief who tragically lost his life protecting his daughter from gunfire. CK Redlinger, a former SWAT and counter-sniper, joins the show to discuss the complexities of security and response during such incidents. Callers raise questions about the Secret Service's actions and potential security lapses. CK provides expert insights into the operational protocols and challenges faced by security personnel in high-stress situations. 
    The Morning X with Barnes and Leslie - Listen live weekdays 6-10 am Eastern on 99X Atlanta (100.5 on the FM dial in Atlanta), at 99X.com, or in the 99X app. The show is a mix of new shows along with "Best of The Morning X" which will be on-demand via this podcast the same day after it airs on 99X. The Morning X originated in 1994 with Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy.
    Please, review and subscribe to The Morning X, available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Morning X video interviews, video content, and bonus video exclusively from Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or our YouTube channel.  Find all of our social connections at our website TheMorningX.com
    Sign up for "The Morning X Insiders" and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff, and insider information only available to members.
    Executive Producer: Steve Barnes
    Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
    FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:
    “NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT HI@THEMORNINGX.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    Inside the Crisis: Former SWAT Counter-Sniper on Security Failures Pt 1

    Inside the Crisis: Former SWAT Counter-Sniper on Security Failures Pt 1

    In this episode of Morning X, Barnes and Leslie share a heartfelt conversation around the assassination attempt of Donald Trump, expressing relief at his recovery and extending prayers and condolences to the family of Corey Comperatore, a heroic former fire chief who tragically lost his life protecting his daughter from gunfire. CK Redlinger, a former SWAT and counter-sniper, joins the show to discuss the complexities of security and response during such incidents. Callers raise questions about the Secret Service's actions and potential security lapses. CK provides expert insights into the operational protocols and challenges faced by security personnel in high-stress situations. 
    The Morning X with Barnes and Leslie - Listen live weekdays 6-10 am Eastern on 99X Atlanta (100.5 on the FM dial in Atlanta), at 99X.com, or in the 99X app. The show is a mix of new shows along with "Best of The Morning X" which will be on-demand via this podcast the same day after it airs on 99X. The Morning X originated in 1994 with Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy.
    Please, review and subscribe to The Morning X, available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Morning X video interviews, video content, and bonus video exclusively from Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or our YouTube channel.  Find all of our social connections at our website TheMorningX.com
    Sign up for "The Morning X Insiders" and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff, and insider information only available to members.
    Executive Producer: Steve Barnes
    Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
    FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:
    “NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT HI@THEMORNINGX.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    Unpacking the Unthinkable: A Deep Dive into Saturday's Trump Incident

    Unpacking the Unthinkable: A Deep Dive into Saturday's Trump Incident

    In this episode of Morning X on 99X, Barnes and Leslie are joined by Crash. Barnes, Leslie, and Crash dissect the dramatic events, playing a clip of the critical moment and analyzing every detail, from the sounds of gunfire to the reaction of the crowd and the involved high-profile figure. They also touch on the powerful photo that captured the blood and the flag, destined to be iconic. This thought-provoking episode brings to light the reality of such incidents and emphasizes the universal agreement against political violence.
    The Morning X with Barnes and Leslie - Listen live weekdays 6-10 am Eastern on 99X Atlanta (100.5 on the FM dial in Atlanta), at 99X.com, or in the 99X app. The show is a mix of new shows along with "Best of The Morning X" which will be on-demand via this podcast the same day after it airs on 99X. The Morning X originated in 1994 with Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy.
    Please, review and subscribe to The Morning X, available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Morning X video interviews, video content, and bonus video exclusively from Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or our YouTube channel.  Find all of our social connections at our website TheMorningX.com
    Sign up for "The Morning X Insiders" and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff, and insider information only available to members.
    Executive Producer: Steve Barnes
    Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
    FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:
    “NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT HI@THEMORNINGX.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    Celebrity Sleaze Pt 2 - Bad Celeb Karaoke and Stevie Nicks Tribute

    Celebrity Sleaze Pt 2 - Bad Celeb Karaoke and Stevie Nicks Tribute

    In this episode of Celebrity Sleaze, more on the dismissal of Alec Baldwin's case due to prosecutorial and police misconduct, the passing of Shannon Doherty, Richard Simmons, and Dr. Ruth, Travis Kelce's karaoke performance, and Stevie Nicks' tribute to Christine McVie.
    The Morning X with Barnes and Leslie - Listen live weekdays 6-10 am Eastern on 99X Atlanta (100.5 on the FM dial in Atlanta), at 99X.com, or in the 99X app. The show is a mix of new shows along with "Best of The Morning X" which will be on-demand via this podcast the same day after it airs on 99X. The Morning X originated in 1994 with Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy.
    Please, review and subscribe to The Morning X, available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Morning X video interviews, video content, and bonus video exclusively from Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or our YouTube channel.  Find all of our social connections at our website TheMorningX.com
    Sign up for "The Morning X Insiders" and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff, and insider information only available to members.
    Executive Producer: Steve Barnes
    Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
    FAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:
    “NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT HI@THEMORNINGX.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
     
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    • 6 min

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4.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

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