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Episode 0129 - Crystal and Brick
51:05
Frank & Friends Show

Episode 0129 - Crystal and Brick

Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera. In April, Frank and Heather Waliga will co-emcee a fundraiser for InterFaith Health Center and Frank will emcee a fundraiser for Friends of Literacy. Frank asks for the Frank & Friends Show to be listed as an in-kind sponsor of the events. Kathryn asked Marble City Opera’s social media coordinator Whitney Wells to create an Instagram post thanking Frank for emceeing the Pop-Up Opera Party. Frank was notified that he has to contact his domain registrar to update the name servers on his personal website. The software he used for his website is now outdated. He was able to update his bio on the Frank & Friends Show website and the Fun 105.9 website but not his Frank Murphy website. Frank’s wife Jere asked the Amazon Echo a question by saying, “Alexa.” Instead her iPhone responded by saying, “I’m Siri, did you mean to ask me?” Jere lost an AirPod. Kathryn’s AirPods went through the washing machine and survived. The “Find my AirPod” feature seems to be inaccurate. Kathryn lost her house key while walking the dog at night. She thought she would have to change the locks but was able to find the key the next morning. She might get an AirTag for her keys. This episode is sponsored by BoneZones.com (don’t forget the S). Buy books and other merchandise autographed by Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass at https://bonezones.com/ including Body Farm t-shirts. Contact BoneZones to hire Frank to give a presentation about Dr. Bass and the Body Farm. Kathryn plays a version of Scrabble on her phone and some memory-improving games on an app called Impulse. Jere and her coworkers play Wordle every day and share their results. Frank and Jere both have long streaks of solving the daily New York Times crossword puzzle. They also play Connections on the NYT app. A British game show called Only Connect has a round that is the same as Connections. A company in Japan created an AI toy robot and gave it an American-sounding name. The robot is called Frank Murphy, which turned up in Frank’s Google News alert for his name. One of Frank’s friends said he shouldn’t use AI to generate a theme song for the show since he has so many friends who are writers and musicians. Frank wonders if one of them could benefit from writing a theme song for free. Kathryn might ask her husband to write one. She also says that her mother refers to Frank as “Uncle Frank.” Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com Sign up for a 30-day trial of Audible Premium Plus and get a free premium selection that’s yours to keep. Go to http://AudibleTrial.com/FrankAndFriendsShow Find us online https://www.FrankAndFriendsShow.com/ Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/FrankAndFriendsShow and hit the bell for notifications. Find the audio of the show on major podcast apps including Spotify, Apple, iHeart, Podbean, and Audible. Thanks! #easttennessee #knoxville #knoxvillepodcast
Episode 0128 - The Pretend Auctioneer
48:43
Frank & Friends Show

Episode 0128 - The Pretend Auctioneer

Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Kathryn Frady, who has been in Cleveland to direct a production of Glory Denied. Frank recorded a behind-the-scenes video at a rehearsal for the Akima Cabaret, which will take place on March 1 and 2, 2024 at the Mill & Mine. Frank will be the emcee and auctioneer for Marble City Opera’s Pop-Up Opera Party on February 24, 2024. Frank tells Kathryn that he’s not a real auctioneer and that last year he faked it. Buy tickets at https://www.marblecityopera.com/ Frank’s friend Bean sent him a text about a member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra who passed away. Frank and Jere went to a TSO concert at Thompson-Boling Arena and recognized local violinist Julie Bélanger Roy on stage. Frank and Jere went to a Mannheim Steamroller concert at the Tennessee Theatre. They recognized several players from the Knoxville Symphony orchestra including violinist Sean Claire and oboist Claire Chenette. The band had just taken a bow when an announcement was made about a shooting nearby. This episode is sponsored by BoneZones.com (don’t forget the S). Buy books and other merchandise autographed by Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass at https://bonezones.com/ including Body Farm t-shirts. Contact BoneZones to hire Frank to give a presentation about Dr. Bass and the Body Farm. One of Kathryn’s friends in Texas owned a Kia Soul that was stolen. She says there is a TikTok video that challenges people to steal Kia Souls. Frank saw a meme about a Kia Soul that thought it was a Tesla. Frank was parked at St. John’s Cathedral while waiting for a Marble City Opera board meeting. He saw a vehicle from WVLT across the street. The employees of the TV station flew a drone over the parking lot, which is the proposed site for a new hotel. Frank and Jere watched a Detroit Lions playoff game but the sound on their over-the-air box doesn’t work. Frank recommends watching a game with Jere’s commentary. It felt the same as watching TV in a restaurant that you can see but not hear. Frank and Jere went to a movie theater to see three episodes of The Chosen. There was a five-minute intermission between the second and third episodes but Frank wished it was longer. Support the Frank & Friends Show by purchasing some of our high-quality merchandise at https://frank-friends-show.creator-spring.com Sign up for a 30-day trial of Audible Premium Plus and get a free premium selection that’s yours to keep. Go to http://AudibleTrial.com/FrankAndFriendsShow Find us online https://www.FrankAndFriendsShow.com/ Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://YouTube.com/FrankAndFriendsShow and hit the bell for notifications. Find the audio of the show on major podcast apps including Spotify, Apple, iHeart, Podbean, and Audible. Thanks! #easttennessee #knoxville #knoxvillepodcast