The smell of parched peanuts filled my childhood. Why do we not see them as much as we used to?
The history of the peanut and the best way to prepare them in the shell are the focus of this week's John G. Moore 5-Minute Podcast.
What is the Republican plan to hold on to the White House and the senate in 2020? David Stein, Chairman of the Smith County Texas Republican Party, discusses the blueprint for wooing new Republican voters and winning in November.
If you’ve had or have cancer, or know someone who has, my podcast this week is one I ask that you listen to and share.
He worked across the hall from me. One day, he walked into my office and closed the door. “The doctor just told me that I have Stage 4 throat cancer,” he said.
I didn’t know what to say. He was not only my coworker, he was one of my best friends.
He still is.
My friend beat it. He now spends all his extra time sharing a message of faith and hope.
I've known Reeve Jackson since Sesame Street was his favorite television program. Today, he has a law degree and two board certifications in the field.
So, when he announced he was running for 114th District Court Judge in Smith County, Texas, I thought, "Has he lost it?" The truth is, that as a board-certified attorney, he's already making enough dough that he doesn't need the headaches of public office. So, this warranted a podcast.
Sure, I let him tell us why we should vote for him, but mostly, I want to know why (in this political climate of hate and name calling) would anyone want to run for office, much less win and have to do the job? My hat's off to him for being willing to bare his personal thoughts and sharing information that in any other scenario, is nobody's business.
Why run for political office? Tune in to this episode of the John G. Moore Podcast - and find out.
He only publishes about three videos a year on his YouTube channel, yet he has over 43,000 subscribers. I'm one of them. Farm Hand's Companion is filled with videos of a man in overalls who works hard, but never says a word.
His name is Gary McWilliams, and he lives in Caddo Gap, Arkansas, where he farms the way our great grandparents did. Plowing with animals, building chicken houses, barns, and pole barns from trees he harvests on his own property. His story is fascinating and worth a listen.
A visit to his YouTube channel or his website at farmhandscompanion.com before listening would be helpful, but not necessary. Also, visit his store, Caddo Gap Mercantile, the next time you're driving through. Sit on the front porch and visit with one of the town's 12 residents.
Homesteading. Living like your grandparents - or even great grandparents - did. Raising your own food, livestock, and making due with what the land and Lord provide. So, why do some choose to live this lifestyle, when most things are available and inexpensive? Bruce and Judy McDowell live in Missouri. They see it not as a lifestyle, but a way of life. Listen to this edition of the podcast. You may discover that homesteading is also for you.
John: "Steve, does everyone need a Life Coach?"
Steve: "Yes, I believe they do."
What is a Life Coach? In this edition of the John G. Moore Podcast, Texas-based Steve Strauss is the guest. He's been a life coach for many years, and helped people of all walks of life find their paths.
Pamula Pierce was in the second grade when her father put her in his first motion picture - The Legend of Boggy Creek. That was 1972. No one, including her father, had any idea that the film would sell out multiple showings at theaters across the country and generate millions. All on a budget of just $160,000. It still ranks as one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time. The artist who designed the movie poster later went on to design many of the main characters in George Lucas' Star Wars.
Boggy Creek hadn't been seen in its original format since 1975. All that remained were low-quality bootleg copies. But a few years ago after her father's death, Pamula felt called to save the movie. She didn't know whether a clean original copy existed; she didn't have the money for the project; or the know how to pull this off, but she jumped in with both feet. And now the movie is available on blue-ray and related merchandise is for sale at legendofboggycreek.com.
This is her story of what it took to preserve her father's legacy.
A man takes his daughter to a specialty hospital for treatment of her epilepsy. She asks if she can take her guitar with her while she's in the hospital. He says, yes. There, she meets a music therapist, who plays with her and shares the need for music with patients. From that, a nationwide ministry is born. Since 2013, Ken Chinn and his Chinn Guitar Project, have partnered with hospitals, schools, music stars and others, to distribute over 2,000 guitars to children who are in need or struggling physically or emotionally.
On this edition of the podcast, we learn how one man's determination to help others with a simple, six-string instrument has changed the lives of many.
The town of Ashdown, Arkansas, has produced a number of accomplished people. Kent Wells makes that list. A master of many musical instruments from a young age, Kent succeeded where many have tried - making it in Nashville, Tennessee.
In this podcast, Kent talks about working with Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Keith Whitley, and dozens of others, as both a musician and their record producer.
Kent talked with us from his home studio in Brentwood, Tennessee, just prior to a recording session with Dolly.
In the early 1970s, a band calling themselves "The Moving Sidewalk” darkened the door of Robin Hood Brians' recording studio in Tyler, Texas. It was there that they found their "sound."
Soon after, they changed their name to ZZ Top.
"That Little Old Band From Texas" recorded their first four albums with Robin.
On the podcast, Robin Hood (yes, that's his real name) talks about building a studio in his parents' back yard, having 5 of the the Top 100 Billboard hits on the charts at the same time, and, for the audio geeks in the audience, he gives a rundown of his studio equipment.
Some classic cars once sold in the six figures. Some still do, but the younger generations don't seem to have the same affinity for vehicles as the Baby Boomers. So, what's happening to the once-great pastime of collecting classic cars?
On the podcast, John and Robert Dodd, both longtime classic car collectors, talk about what may be the beginning of the end for what was once a distinctly American hobby.
Stay home? Go to work? Am I at risk?
On this edition of the John G. Moore Podcast, we get the latest updates on the do's and don'ts related to the Corona Virus from the CEO of the Northeast Texas Public Health District, George Roberts.
You're in an accident and the first responder you see on the scene is a drone? It's not science fiction. It's close to becoming reality.
Phil Burks is head of the company First iZ, which is leading the way in making drones that can deliver crucial information to first responders so that the right personnel and equipment are sent as soon as possible.
What if you took the Ancestry DNA test and found out about another family you didn't even know you had? And another? And a niece? And more?
In this episode, John's school classmate, Mary Carter Douglas, discusses what happens when you take a DNA test and find out more than just where you ancestors came from.
Sarah Sloan "begged" me to do a podcast. She wasn't the first person to encourage me to do one. So, I figured, "Why not?"
Since Sarah has her own podcast called, "The Wind Breaker," I assumed she knew what she was doing. So, Sarah is my first guest.
I'll do one podcast per week, and I'm open to suggestions for topics and guests.
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Thanks for listening and I'd love your input. ~ John