Been Thinking About, Episode #32: Gloriously Messy Middles, Free Speech, Harlan Bonar, Fireworks

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston, Ethan Grubaugh and Dale Grubaugh explore the “gloriously messy middles” of provocative artwork, offensive fireworks, ideas of boycotting, free speech, and helping people rather than hurting them. Podcast Partners: Vintage Paris Coffee Shop: Hand-crafted coffees and community; Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty from Light; Shepherd the Musical: Rediscovering America’s Story, Stafford’s Barber Shop & Shave Company: The…

Been Thinking About, Episode #30: Writers Artists Night, Real Life in Branson, and Poverty

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Ethan Grubaugh to talk details of the upcoming Writers Artists Night (one of the biggest nights of the StateoftheOzarks calendar). We also tackle hard issues of real life in Branson and the dark side of local poverty. Podcast Partners: Vintage Paris Coffee Shop: Hand-crafted coffees and community; Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty…

Been Thinking About, Episode #29: The Power of Music, IBMA Raleigh, Amazing Grace

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Dale Grubaugh talk about music — particularly the power of hillfolk music, memories of the International Bluegrass Music Association convention in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2013, the beloved hymn Amazing Grace, and much more (all in Ethan’s absence). Podcast Partners: Vintage Paris Coffee Shop: Hand-crafted coffees and community; Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty…

Been Thinking About, Episode #28: Art Walk and the Creative Community in the Ozarks Mountains

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Ethan Grubaugh along with Jared Houle to discuss what day First Friday Art Walks are scheduled, our creative community, art work, and what a burgeoning traditionalist/progressive community looks like. Podcast Partners: Vintage Paris Coffee Shop: Hand-crafted coffees and community; Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty from Light; Shepherd the Musical: Rediscovering America’s Story, Stafford’s Barber Shop…

Been Thinking About, Episode #27: History of Now, Mississippi IV, Shepherd of the Hills Country

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Ethan Grubaugh along with Josh Ong to talk about rivers, history, riverboats, the Shepherd of the Hills country, Civil War history, Hulston Mill, and more. Podcast Partners: Vintage Paris Coffee Shop: Hand-crafted coffees and community; Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty from Light; Shepherd the Musical: Rediscovering America’s Story, Stafford’s Barber Shop & Shave…

Been Thinking About, Episode #26: Sacred and the Profane, Venomous Snakes, Old Rugged Cross

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Ethan Grubaugh along with Dale Grubaugh to discuss, at length, the tricky, complex issues of venomous snakes in the Ozarks and more… and the answers may surprise you. Podcast Partners: Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty from Light; Shepherd the Musical: Rediscovering America’s Story, Stafford’s Barber Shop & Shave Company: The Place for Men in…

Been Thinking About, Episode 25: #ManlyOzarks, Masculinity, Marvel Conspiracy Theories, and Hairy Chest Contests…

Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Ethan Grubaugh along with guest Joshua Stafford of Staffford’s Barber Shop & Shave Company. Podcast Partners: Josh Huxtable, SOTO Patron, Christine Riutzel, Beauty from Light; Shepherd the Musical: Rediscovering America’s Story, Stafford’s Barber Shop & Shave Company: The Place for Men in Downtown Branson, Taney County Health Department: Creating Opportunities for Healthy Lives in Our Community, and Blue Rock Print Company: Upgrade…