Episode #17: Carpe Diem

Originally Released Nov 29, 2016

The snow has melted. The birds are singing. Andy is overcome with spring fever. But the mood takes a somber turn when a mysterious note forewarns of impending doom. What is the gang going to do with their last few hours on earth? Seize the day, of course. We welcome special guest Eric Faust of Duluth Coffee Co. and appearances from Don Ness and Duluth Mayor, Emily Larson. Recorded on April 19th, 2016 in The Underground theater in Duluth, MN. Written by Mary Fox & Blake Thomas. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake and Nick.

Episode #16: All Good Things

Originally Released Jun 07, 2016

In the season 2 finale it’s the grand opening night of Blake’s new bar, but things take a turn when the Mayor of Duluth, Don Ness, goes missing. Zach, Rick, Andy, and Katy split off to search. But will they find Don in time to and

save the day? Only time will tell… Featuring music from Charlie Parr & The Boomchucks, with special guest Don Ness in his last appearance as Mayor. The show was recorded on November 17th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Story by Blake, Mary and Ryan Nelson. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake Thomas. Original music from Charlie Parr & The Boomchucks.

Episode #15: Murder With A Cherry On Top

Originally Released May 11, 2016

When Cherry is found murdered, Damien calls in two hardboiled detectives to take on the case. But when Blake becomes their #1 suspect it’s up to Zach and Rick to uncover the truth and restore the gang’s Halloween cheer. With special guests: Duluth City Councilor Elissa Hansen and Dan Smith of Duluth Firefighters Operation Warm. The show was recorded on October 20th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground (Duluth, MN). Written by Andy Bennett & Katy Helbacka. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake Thomas.

Episode #14: Back To School

Originally Released May 10, 2016

When fat cat investor Dirk Dobblestock gives the gang a million dollars to start a folk school, they jump at the chance. But as time goes by they start to suspect that Dirk’s agenda might not be so philanthropic after all. Will they get to the bottom of it all and save the day? Only with the help of special guests Bob Monahan and Southwire of Chaperone Records. The show was recorded on September 15th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Recorded by Nick Gosen. Mixed and Edited by Blake Thomas.

Episode #13: Follow Your Field Of Dreams

Originally Released Oct 14, 2015

In episode #13 Blake and the gang take to the baseball field when Cherry & Damien throw down a high stakes challenge. Sportsing Gary whips the crew into shape with his unique coaching style. Zach finds the secret weapon. Don Ness unveils his plan for the future & Mrs. Delicious sells ice cream (and make’s Blake blush). The show was recorded on August 18th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Recorded by Jon Brophy. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen.

Episode #12: Into The Woods

Originally Released Sep 09, 2015

In episode #12 Blake’s backwoods vacation quickly takes a turn when he discovers that Zach has signed them up for a reality television show. The crew dukes it out against their rivals from Cherry’s Place and they discover what’s really lurking in the deep dark forest… With special guest Tom O’Rourke, executive director of The Hartley Nature Center. The show was recorded on July 21st, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Mary Fox & Blake Thomas. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen. “Trouble In Mind” (R. M. Jones, arr. Blake Thomas), “Sitting On Top of the World” (traditional), “Stones in the Water” written and performed by Brianna Lane. All other songs by Blake Thomas.

Episode #11: The Festival

Originally Released Aug 07, 2015

In episode #11 Zach takes the crew to a beer festival where they offer up samples of “Mystery Beer.” Blake goes for a trip into the woods. Mary and Katy discuss Hemingway. Bent Paddle Brewing Co. starts asking questions and the Mayor steps up to the plate. We welcome special guests Karen & Bryon Tonnis and Colin & Laura Mullen, founding members of Bent Paddle. The show was recorded on June 30th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas & Mary Fox. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen. “White Freightliner Blues” written by Townes Van Zandt. “Sitting On Top of the World” traditional. All other songs by Blake Thomas.

Episode #10: Everything Is Alright

Originally Released Jun 30, 2015

In episode #10 Zach hires himself and starts serving a new beer with mixed results. Cherry’s Place across the street is hosting a block party with Mary Bue and Her Band. Rick meets a new old friend. And Matthew Barthelemy & Michael McLean of Doggie Brew Bites stop in to save the day. The show was recorded on May 19th, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas, Mary Fox & Ryan Nelson. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen. “Flowers” written by Blake Thomas. Original music performed and written by Mary Bue.

Episode #09: Everything’s Coming Up Ruses

Originally Released May 03, 2015

In episode 09 Rick & Mary return from “winter break” as Blake deals with new competition from across the street. Zach prepares for the apocalypse after reading Tom Isbell’s book The Prey. Tom and Don talk fonts, Zach gives us a lesson in communication and Mary’s new friend pitches his web-series. The show was recorded on April 21st, 2015 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Blake Thomas, Mary Fox & Ryan Nelson. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Blake Thomas & Nick Gosen. “World of War” & “Flatlands” written by Blake Thomas. “I Truly Understand,” “Sugar Hill” & “ Sitting On Top of the World” traditional.

Episode #08: A Thankful’Ness’ Thanksgiving

Originally Released Feb 28, 2015

In the final episode of Season 01 the crew is invited to The Mayor’s house for Thanksgiving. Don deals with unexpected visitors on the campaign trail, Zach goes on “the ultimate adventure,” Mary tap-DANCES, and Charlie Parr & Sarah Krueger trade songs. Charlie Parr: 12 sting guitar, Vocals Sarah Krueger: Guitar, Vocals Blake Thomas: Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Vocals Lane Prekker: Washboard/Percussion. The show was recorded on November 18th, 2014 in front of a live audience at The Underground theatre (Duluth, MN). Written by Mary Fox & Don Ness. Recorded and mixed by Nick Gosen. Edited by Nick Gosen and Blake Thomas.