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Donut Challenge at the 2023 Tennessee Valley Fair
34:34
Frank & Friends Show

Donut Challenge at the 2023 Tennessee Valley Fair

Frank Murphy and Becca James judged the Sweet Goodness Donut Challenge at the Tennessee Valley Fair on September 14, 2023. Local doughnut shops enter the annual competition, which is the brainchild of Chef Rachel Reagan, who runs the Culinary Arts Stage at the Fair. This year’s winners were: Best Yeast Donut - The Ultimate Doughnut Shop Best Cake Donut - Beaver’s Dough Joe Best Specialty Donut - Panther’s Dough Joe Best Amateur Donut - Hattie Perry This year’s emcee was Dino Cartwright. The other judges were Chip Everett and Mark Cawood. Jasper the Rooster, Fairest of the Fair Gracie Hancock, and Junior Fairest of the Fair Brooke Bilbrey also stopped by for a visit. Next year’s Tennessee Valley Fair runs from September 6 to September 15, 2024. Tickets and information will be available at https://www.tnvalleyfair.org The Secret City Improv Festival is October 6 and 7, 2023 at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. See performances by 23 professional troupes and 3 local high school troupes. Performances are on Friday, October 6th at 7pm, 9p, and 11pm and on Saturday, October 7th at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8:45pm and 10:30pm. Buy your tickets online at https://secretcityimprovfest.com/frank 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, Google, iHeart, and Audible. Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh Thanks! @FrankAndFriendsShow @FrankMurphyCom @tnvalleyfair #easttennessee #knoxville #knoxvilletn #knoxvillepodcast #tennesseevalleyfair #tnvalleyfair #doughnut #doughnuts #donut #donuts
Episode 0113 - You Can Call Me AI
49:08
Frank & Friends Show

Episode 0113 - You Can Call Me AI

Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Sarah Roberto, who brought her trendy Stanley Quencher tumbler. She says some people hide a can of hard seltzer on ice in the tumbler. Sarah enjoys visiting Washington, D.C. She and her husband felt lucky to get tickets to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum because the tickets are often sold out. The last time Sarah was here, Frank accidentally deleted the video files on the camera. As Frank got stressed, Sarah urged him to look up how to restore a file deleted from a Micro SD card. He restored the files and posted the show to YouTube but now can’t delete the raw files. This episode is sponsored by the Secret City Improv Festival, October 6 and 7, 2023 at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. See performances by 23 professional troupes and 3 local high school troupes. Performances are on Friday, October 6th at 7pm, 9p, and 11pm and on Saturday, October 7th at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8:45pm and 10:30pm. Buy your tickets online at https://secretcityimprovfest.com/frank Sarah posts about her dog Baby Bear and about her weight loss on TikTok. After her last visit, she started getting ads on TikTok about canned mackerel, which is something Frank talked about in her presence. The app must have been listening to their conversation. Frank’s Facebook and Instagram feeds have a lot of ads for prescription drugs even though Frank chooses “do not show this ad.” Sarah credits psychiatric medicine with helping her. Sarah warned her husband not to wear just his socks around the house for fear of falling. Frank sometimes worries that he will die at home while his wife is at work. Frank’s neighbor across the street asked Frank to keep an eye on his pool. When Frank texted his contact card to the neighbor, the man was surprised to see the photo of “professional Frank” instead of “neighborhood Frank.” Sarah used artificial intelligence to create images of herself in different situations. She created a headshot and an image with the U.S. Capitol in the background. Sarah likes Frank’s neighborhood because the neighbors know each other. When Frank’s home alarm went off, six different neighbors checked on things to make sure it was just a false alarm. Sarah promises to bring iced pumpkin spice coffee the next time she visits. 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, Google, iHeart, and Audible. Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh Thanks! ​⁠@FrankAndFriendsShow ​⁠@FrankMurphyCom @sarahroberto1 @secretcityimprovfestival #easttennessee #knoxville #knoxvilletn #knoxvillepodcast #sarahroberto #frankmurphy
Tennessee Valley Fair - 2023 Fair Food Throwdown
43:10
Frank & Friends Show

Tennessee Valley Fair - 2023 Fair Food Throwdown

Frank Murphy and Becca James hosted the Fair Food Throwdown at the Tennessee Valley Fair on September 8, 2023. Food vendors enter the annual competition in hopes of winning the banner for Best Funnel Cake, Best Deep Fried Food, Best Sweet Tea, etc. This year’s judges were Martha Boggs, Kelly Absher, Blake Valentine, and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. The Tennessee Valley Fair runs from September 8 to September 17, 2023. Tickets and information can be found at https://www.tnvalleyfair.org Frank and Becca will return to the Fair on Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. to be judges for the Donut Challenge. The Secret City Improv Festival is October 6 and 7, 2023 at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. See performances by 23 professional troupes and 3 local high school troupes. Performances are on Friday, October 6th at 7pm, 9p, and 11pm and on Saturday, October 7th at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8:45pm and 10:30pm. Buy your tickets online at https://secretcityimprovfest.com/frank 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, Google, iHeart, and Audible. Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FrankAndFriendsShow https://www.instagram.com/FrankAndFriendsShow https://www.twitter.com/FrankNFriendsSh Thanks! ​⁠@FrankAndFriendsShow ​⁠@FrankMurphyCom ​⁠@tnvalleyfair #easttennessee #knoxville #knoxvilletn #knoxvillepodcast #tnvalleyfair #tennesseevalleyfair #deepfried #fairfood #funnelcake #rickysteamboat #rickythedragonsteamboat