Country-ish Episodes

Ep. 50 – Getting Fit with Diamond Dallas Page and Jon Reep for Mayor?

Will Jon Reep run for the Mayor of Hickory? And what 8-year-old just won the national Mullet competition? Jon and Marcus Stamos play another round of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” before they are joined by Diamond Dallas Page – DDP! – to discuss how he got started in wrestling and his fitness yoga program. Then, in “Small Town News”, Jon shares a story from right here in Hickory about an arsonist that caught himself on fire. The show wraps up with “Goodwill Hunting” where Jon and Marc exchange and unbox gifts to each other from the local Goodwill. This episode will set your feet on fire!

Ep. 49 – Who Will Win the Big Race? Election Night Spectacular with Sean Conroy

It’s Election Night at Country-ish, as Jon and Sebastian follow the most controversial, talked about race of the year. Experience up-to-the minute updates, a special guest political analyst, and another rousing game of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” Then, Jon shares a heartwarming story about a homeless person he befriended that may have some interesting political connections. After that, comedian Sean Conroy zooms in to talk about improv, stand-up comedy, and his podcast “Sean Conroy Gets Happier”. In “Small Town News”, Sebastian shares a story about a man that took a bulldozer to rip up political signs in a neighbors yard. Follow the latest election news with the crack reporting team of Jon, Sebastian and Intern Isaiah! This episode deserves your vote!

Ep. 48 – Stolen Halloween Cats, John Caparulo, and Who Made the Best Bumpkin Pumpkin?

Jon and Marc announce the winner of the Best Bumpkin Pumpkin… will it be Intern Isaiah or Intern Elliott? Plus, the boys share some of their favorite – and scariest – moments for Halloween. Then it’s another round of “How Much is that Screen Actors Guild Residual Check” with listeners calling in to try and win Jon’s BIG check. Jon then zooms with comedian John Caparulo and lets him tell his infamous swan story and talk about his new adventures in animation and cartoons. And in “Small Town News”, there’s a story about a stolen Halloween inflatable cat, which leads to Jon discussing his hatred of inflatables and deciding just how stupid this thief really is. This episode will steal your heart… but is only worth about 40 cents.

Ep. 47 – Haunted Houses, Silly Walks, and Brooks Wheelan!

In this episode Jon and Sebastian are doin’ it LIVE! They take listener phone calls and play another round of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check”? Then, who made the better Country-ish Bumpkin Pumpkin? Was it Intern Isaiah or Elliott the Intern? Next, the whole crew goes on a haunted adventure at Lake Hickory Haunts and they live to talk about it with the owner/operator Ryan Settlemyer. After that, it’s “Who’s Zoomin Who” as comedian Brooks Wheelan joins the show to talk about his stint on Saturday Night Live and getting started in comedy. And finally, in “Small Town News”, silly walks caught on camera take over a community in Pennsylvania. This episode will scare you silly!

Ep. 46 – Fortune Feimster and the One Chip Challenge!

Country-ish goes LIVE! Jon, Marc and Sebastian talk Dolly Parton and Jon getting married (?), then play a round of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” with call-in contestants. Then, comedian Fortune Feimster zooms in to talk about how she got her start in comedy, Southern food, and her love of Hooters. Then, in “Small Town News”, an 11-year-old goes for a joyride on a stolen school bus! Jon and Marc exchange gifts on this week’s “Goodwill Hunting”, then intern Isaiah takes on the One Chip Challenge! It’s a hot one in the studio tonight!

Ep. 45 – John Cho, Cobra Kai, & Will You Marry Me?

In this episode Marcus Stamos and Jon put on their karate Gis and talk about their surprise COBRA KAI themed bachelor party for Jon’s brother. Then they take to the phone lines and play another round of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?!” Next, it’s “Who’s Zoomin Who?” as actor Jon Cho from HAROLD & KUMAR, STAR TREAK, & AMERICAN PIE zooms in from New Zealand to relive fun moments from the movie set. And finally, we have a live wedding proposal on the show! Intern Isiah’s Dad comes in to ask his girlfriend for her hand in marriage. Did she say yes? This episode has no mercy!

Ep. 44 – Chickens, Turkeys, Raccoons and Josh Wolf!

In this fantastic episode, Jon and Sebastian talk about how the Bumpkins seem to have scared the Netflix “Country-ish” show causing it to postpone its premiere. Then, it’s an exciting round of “How Much is that Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” where Roseanne calls in to give us her best bird impersonations! Comedian Josh Wolf zooms in to talk about his first time on the comedy stage and a story of traveling with his Dad, followed by the latest “Small Town News” where a gang of raccoons take over a park and terrorize a family. Chickens talking to turkeys, raccoon gangs causing trouble, and a Wolf comes to visit… this episode has it all.

Ep. 43 – Jeff Dye & Getting Jumped Off!

In this episode, Jon and Marcus Stamos talk about how Marc’s car battery died TWICE in one day, how Jon found himself eating bad scallops, and whether or not the Carolina Panthers should purposely try to lose every game this season. Then, in “Small Town News”, people in Sioux Falls mourn the brief life of an urban cornstalk. Next it’s “Who’s Zooming Who” as comedian Jeff Dye joins the show to discuss his start in comedy and his podcast with Russell Wilson. Finally, it’s time for another “Goodwill Hunting” segment as Jon and Marc exchange $5 gifts from a local Goodwill. This episode will keep your motor running all day long!

Ep. 42 – Wild Comedy Nights in Birmingham with Reno Collier!

Jon and Sebastian talk some NFL and Panthers football, as well as the proper use of firewood for s’mores. They then discuss some competition for the “Country-ish” show name from Netflix and their upcoming reality show. Then, it’s “Jon’s Journal” where Jon reads a letter from another one of his penpals in Russia. After that, it’s time for Reno Collier – one of Jon’s favorite funny people – to join by Zoom to discuss his early days in comedy, his influences, and some wild nights in Birmingham. Jon and Sebastian have some listener gifts to open, and then they end the show with “Small Town News” with a story about a goat that takes over a police car and eats a whole bunch of paperwork. This is one Billy Bad-Ass episode!

Ep. 41 – Inside Pauly Shore’s New House in Vegas

In this episode Jon and Sebastian get together and play yet another game of “How Much Is That Residual Check?” Then actor/comedian Pauly Shore joins the show to talk about his new movie “Guest House” and give us a tour of his new house in Vegas. After that, it’s “Who’s Zooming Who” with comedian Jeff Allen talking about coining the phrase “Happy Wife, Happy Life”. And finally, in “Small Town News”, a lady out of Hickman County, TN gets an ID with a photo of an empty chair instead of her face from the DMV. This episode will have you edging the melons while wheezing the juice.

Ep. 40: Alonzo Bodden & the Massive Dildo Thief

In this episode Jon and Marcus Stamos take listener phone calls and play yet another game of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” Then it’s “Who’s Zoomin’ Who” as Comedian Alonzo Bodden zooms in to talk about winning and judging Last Comic Standing. Next, in “Small Town News”, a man steals a massive dildo from a sex shop… and he’s still at large. And finally the boys swap gifts in another edition of “Goodwill Hunting”. This episode moves like a heavy lightweight.

Ep. 39: Steve Jessup the DUI Lawnmower Guy, Residual Checks, Shag Memes & Goodwill Hunting

In this episode Jon and Stamos talk about the new nickname for the fans of the podcast. Should it be The Hickies or The Bumpkins? Then they play another round of “HOW MUCH IS THAT SCREEN ACTORS GUILD RESIDUAL CHECK?” After that, it’s time for “Meme Me (or Caption This)” where Jon shows us a picture of him, his Dad and his brother after shooting the movie “Shag” in Myrtle Beach in 1988. Who had the funniest comment or meme? Next up, it’s “Who’s Zoomin Who” as Steve Jessup (aka the “DUI Lawnmower Guy”) joins the show to talk about how to blow up shit. And finally, Jon and Marc exchange $5 gifts from Goodwill in “Goodwill Hunting.” Who gave the better gift? Make sure you “know your rights” before watching this one!

Ep. 38: Henry Cho, Zane Lamprey, Rattlesnakes, Handguns, Whiskey & Uranium

In this episode Jon and Sebastian play another game of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” with a new intern and Facebook fans. Then it’s “Who’s Zoomin Who?” where we have two guests this episode. First up is Zane Lamprey, a comedian, actor, author, inventor, producer, and writer for television and movies. Then we have Henry Cho, a stand up comedian and actor. Finally, in “Small Town News” a story out of Oklahoma about a man driving stolen vehicle getting caught with a rattlesnake, handgun, whiskey… and uranium. This one is radioactive! 

Ep. 37: Larry the Cable Guy, Residual Checks, & ‘Member Me?

In this episode Jon & Marcus Stamos take your phone calls and play another game of “How! Much! Is! That! Screen! Actors! Guild! Residual! Check?” Then they talk about their recent camping trip and experiencing an earthquake. Next, they pull out the high school yearbooks and call up old phone numbers in “Member Me?” After that, LARRY THE CABLE GUY zooms in and gives us his origin story. Finally, Jon reads the fourth and final letter from Natalie, his long-lost Russian pen pal. This one will have you asking, “did it ever get done?”

Ep. 36: Kyle Davis, ‘Member Me?, Caption This, & Relative Insanity!

In this episode Jon pulls out his high school yearbook and calls up people who left a phone number and wrote things like “Stay in touch!” or “Call anytime!” in another edition of “‘Member Me?” Then Jon and Sebastian take listener phone calls and call people from THEIR yearbooks. After that, Jon shows an old photo for a game of “Meme Me (or Caption This)”. Next, we get a “Popsicle Update” and actor & friend KYLE DAVIS from IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and INTO THE STORM joins the show in “Who’s Zoomin Who”. And finally, the boys play Jeff Foxworthy’s card game “Relative Insanity”! This episode will drive you crazier then being held hostage in Mexico!

Ep. 35: Erik Griffin, Redneck Judges, Residual Checks, & Russian Letters

In this episode comedian and actor from the Comedy Central show “Workaholics” ERIK GRIFFIN joins the show to talk about the state of comedy and becoming a professional gamer. In “Small Town News”, a Texas judge who says he runs a “redneck court” is ordered to take a race sensitivity course. Also, Sebastian and The Alan Jackson play another game of “How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” And, finally, in “Jons Journal” Jon reads the third letter he received from Natalie, his long lost Russian penpal from 1991. This episode is racially sensitive and non-offensive.

Ep. 34: Jeff Foxworthy, Russian Pen-Pal, ‘Member Me? & Goodwill Hunting

Have you ever wondered what Jeff Foxworthy looks like without a mustache? Well, look no further. In this episode, Blue Collar Comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy shares a picture of him without a mustache and talks with Jon about the state of comedy during the pandemic. And as a bonus, Jon shares his own “Drunk Jeff Foxworthy” impression with the man himself! Then, Marcus Stamos returns to the studio to read an old love letter and Jon reads an entry from his high school yearbook in another edition of “Member Me?” Then, Jon reads his second response to his long-lost pen-pal Natalie from Russia and the boys exchange gifts from a Goodwill in another edition of “Goodwill Hunting”. This episode will make you happier than a dead pig in the sunshine.

Ep. 33: Does Jon have COVID? Manny Blu, Residual Checks & Russian Letters

Jon is taking your phone calls to play another game of “How! Much! Is! That! Screen! Actors! Guild! Residual! Check?!”  Then, Canadian country music singer MANNY BLU zooms in to talk about how an injured leg during an MMA fight led to a career in country music. Next up it’s “Jon’s Journal” where Jon reads another letter from his long lost Russian pen-pal Natalie. Ever heard of Soviet Constitution Day? And finally, Jon gives us his COVID-19 test results. Is it positive of negative? This episode is born to ride all over the globe! Check out MANNY BLU online at https://www.mannyblumusic.com/.

Ep. 32: Dusty Slay and Stryper’s Michael Sweet Are Zoomin’ In

The studio’s empty as Jon’s doing the self-quarantine thing… so this week’s episode is all about the guests! Jon welcomes his comedian buddy Dusty Slay into the show to talk about fireworks, drive-in comedy, Charlie Daniels, An Officer and a Gentleman, seeing “boobs in the wild”, and vacuuming up frogs. Then Jon meets Michael Sweet, lead singer and co-founder of the Christian metal band Stryper, to discuss the band’s history, where the stripes came from, and performing during a pandemic. This episode will have you saying “To Hell With the Devil” followed by “We’re Having A Good Time.”

Ep 31: Jim Norton, Russian Pen Pals and Fish Tank Swimming

Sebastian and Jon talk about the first-ever Country-ish Telethon, performing with Bert Kriescher at a drive-in theater, becoming an award-winning podcast, and the growing podcast numbers in Norway. Then, in “Jon’s Journal” Jon reads his response to Natalie, his long-lost Russian pen pal from 1991. After that, comedian Jim Norton zooms in to talk about the first time he and Jon worked together and having to share a bathroom with the public. Finally, in “Small Town News” a Louisiana man faces charges for swimming in a fish tank at a Bass Pro Shop. There’s something fishy about this one.