Wyrd Mountain Gals

Byron Ballard and Alicia Corbin discuss everything under the moon & stars in Appalachia. Old ways, new times & life lived in-between. Irreverent humor, not for the easily offended..

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7 days ago

It Doesn’t Look Like Soft Porn to Grandma - Wyrd Mountain GalsA recap from: Sunday, 9-25-22   7pm EST
The gals recorded this episode on the porch on the day of the fall equinox, & you can hear the satisfaction in their voices now that the summer heat is mostly gone.  Byron sounds positively mellow & laid back.  (Wait a minute...what? Does she have a fever?)   The conversation flows easily, touching on many topics--> old pets, newspaper clippings, food, storing recipes, weather signs, & that tine 2 gals stole something from the porch. 
We hope you enjoy this episode! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing :-) 
Quote:  It's more fun to think that you've got Satanists in the neighborhood - BB
The Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library - https://www.thekitchn.com/retro-find-the-1971-betty-croc-149673
Brandied Fruit - https://www.food.com/recipe/friendship-brandy-fruit-starter-203832
Master Nut Cracker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTgvgqFfEvA
Satanist - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanism
'Storm of the Century' blasted Western North Carolina - https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/03/12/25-years-ago-storm-century-blasted-wnc/416449002/
What is Food Insecurity? - https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/understand-food-insecurity/
Pecan Spinwheels - https://www.truegether.com/listing.html?id=USER.94383c52-d1a8-4d0a-9968-04125f0d9ee9&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1bqZBhDXARIsANTjCPLfqI8XwqAxNXIAQIuKHjHKK05S7SGxGdDHhZ0woaB1PzgcLngymHEaAtAfEALw_wcB

Sunday May 21, 2023

Wyrd Mountain Gals
Episode Airs Sunday, 5-21-23. 7pm EST
Episode link here:   https://wyrdmountaingals.podbean.com/e/recap-what-s-a-potato-bush/
What's a Potato Bush?
Note-This is an episode from May 23 2020
Our current episode finds one of the girls just a wee bit irritated......
Guess which one it is?
Tea-Asheville Raven & Crone brand-Divination & good old fashioned water..

Sunday May 14, 2023

Porch Secrets - Wyrd Mountain GalsEpisode Airs Sunday 5-14-23   7pm EST
The Gals finally made it to the porch & the stories fly...they talk about ticks, snakes, & the fact that humans will eat anything. We hope you're in the mood for a few stories...
Kudzu by Phil Ruff - https://youtu.be/7Sw-Eei3MPo
Donna Douglas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Douglas
Lance Kurland - https://www.youtube.com/@lancekurland2321

Sunday May 07, 2023

Wyrd Mountain GalsEpisode Airs Sunday, 5-7-23The Beltane Belles Bring Up Beltane
Quote:  "Knock, knock, don't come in, I've got a knife" ~BB
Alicia wants to frolic, even though it's windy.  Byron is concerned for her community.  We hear some travel stories.
One Day at a Time - Marilyn Sellars - https://youtu.be/tm8Lx_Jm6aI
One Day at a Time - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072554/
Musselwhite's Seafood and Grill - Palatka, Fl - https://musselwhitesseafood.com/
Schooner's Seafood House - St Augustine, Fl - https://www.schooners-seafood.com/
Charleston Crab House - Charleston, SC - https://charlestoncrabhouse.com/
Asheville Herb Festival - http://www.ashevilleherbfestival.org/festival-2023-workshops
Stories From The Earth Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9Kii85K6wi6233I3v4-4Q
Rites of Spring 45 May 24-29, 2023 - http://www.earthspirit.com/
Question of the Day--What HAS Byron done at the ocean?  
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY
What Are the Seneca Guns? - https://islandlifenc.com/whats-sound-seneca-guns/
Beach Metal Detecting Tips - https://www.metaldetector.com/learn/buying-guide-articles/beach-water-hunting/beach-metal-detecting-tips
MARKS STAMPED INSIDE RINGS - https://alberthern.com/blogs/news/marks-stamped-inside-rings

Sunday Apr 30, 2023

Don't Sleep With Your SnakeEpisode Airs Sunday April 30 2023
The Gals have a lively BS session.  Things get weird and then they get gross & THEN...well, let's just say Ann Landers would not approve..
Quote:  "I'm on a tour you know...like Elvis!" ~ BB
The Banana Splits Opening and Closing Theme 1968 - 1970   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMl6HnhFFIA
The Dillards Buckin' Mule The Judy Garland Show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEVT7ibPGL4
The Dillards - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dillards
Debunked Story - Girl Sleeps With Pet Snake* - https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/snake-measure/
TRIGGER WARNINGS - This episode is very inappropriate & may cause distress or trauma if you listen to it and can't handle irreverence, a little cussing, talk of death, & a few disgusting-ish tidbits.  If you think you might be triggered by any of the above, do yourself a favor and click the alternate link below (it's funny):

Mellow Confessions -Again

Sunday Apr 23, 2023

Sunday Apr 23, 2023

The Wyrd Mountain Gals ShowMellow Confessions - a RecapEpisode Airs (again) Sunday 4-23-23   7pm
Episode link here:https://wyrdmountaingals.podbean.com/e/mellow-confessions-wyrd-mountain-gals-show/
This conversation is a smooth mellow ride into a different a slower pace of life.  For just a few minutes, the gals have an old-fashioned conversation about "homely things".  
As they speak about bee equipment & the like, we learn a few things about them..
Alicia never goes to convenience stores & doesn't use the atm.  Byron is still balancing her checkbook the old-fashioned way & has never used her crockpot, even though she's had it for over 30 years..
There are stories and laughter--& very little complaining. We hope this episode leaves you smiling!
Quote: "I ain't putting nothing on the damn cloud"...
You Deserve a Break Todayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqRH8wEsaVQ
Brian G Henke - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100043052874844
Pssst...how many confessions can you count?  Let us know?  That's all we're saying.  ;-)

Sunday Apr 16, 2023

Butter TraumaEepisode Airs Sunday 4-16-23   7pm EST
Audio link here:  https://WyrdMountainGals.podbean.com/
Alicia is feeling the Season's turning...Byron just got back from the Trees of Avalon festival & is getting ready to start her busy touring schedule for the year.  They talk about the new song Selby wrote & also about some upcoming plans that could include their listeners.....
We hope you enjoy this episode.
Thank you SO MUCH for listening!  We really appreciate it when you listen & also when you share oour podcast with your WYRD friends :-)
The Foxfire Museum - https://www.foxfire.org/
Trees of Avalon Gathering - https://tagmeet.org/
The Best Acrylic Paint Pens: A Paint Marker Comparison - https://hopalongstudio.com/the-best-acrylic-paint-pens-a-paint-marker-comparison/
2BunDesigns - Custom laser cut & engraved items - https://www.2bundesigns.com/
Butter cake recipe - https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/7460/butter-cake/

Sunday Apr 09, 2023

Wyrd Mountain GalsBits and PiecesEpisode airs Sunday 4-9-23   7pm EST
Audio link here:  www.WyrdMountainGals.podbean.com
This episode brings you a few short segments that didn't make a regular episode.  Byron laments that she can't pick up 2 bags of cow manure at the same time anymore.  Alicia wants to know how the hell is it that a person can "sleep wrong"?  Byron reveals the secret to getting rid of an earworm (Appalachian style)....
Special guest:  Dave Selby
Old Town Cemetery - Stirling - Scotland - https://www.oldtowncemetery.co.uk/category/gravestones/
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Official Music Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EcjWd-O4jI
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder - The Gaithers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjnKXb7bR_o
Cyndi Lauper - All Through the Night (Official Audio) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZONKoKIQ9RY
Billy Joel - Through the Long Night (Audio) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSQTSiveZHU
Scottish tribal pipes & drums band Clanadonia playing "Ya Bassa" during St Andrew's Day event 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwWmcMz0ZVk
WYRD Mountain
Cruising down the Parkway in my automobileTrying to get back to my Papy's corn liquor still
As soon as I crossed that Buncombe County lineSomething in the air blew my podcast up high
It was the wisdom from the chicks in the city sticksAnd I knew right then it was gonna be my fix
No need for white lightening to get my start They'd say "lord have mercy!" and "bless your heart"
W Y R D yeah you know what I meanIt's not strange You can take it from meW Y R D come listen and seeWyrd Mountain Gals on W Y R D
Up on Wyrd Mountain they're done getting their kicksJamming on the porch, just hitting that _____*caw caw!
Stirring up the pot, that's what they do bestThey can dish it out till there ain't nothing left
W Y R D yeah you know what I meanIt's not strange You can take it from meW Y R D come listen and seeWyrd Mountain Gals on W Y R D
It's them Wyrd Mountain Gals on W Y R DYeah those Wyrd Mountain Gals on W Y R D
David Selby and the Current Residents David Selby-vocals,guitar,bass,sax Craig Steven-piano, organ, drums @2022 Talidu Studios Asheville, NC

Sunday Apr 02, 2023

Wyrd Mountain GalsBreaking HeathrowEpisode Airs Sunday 4-2-23   7pm EST
Audio Link Here:  www.WyrdMountainGals.podbean.com
The gals have a lively discussion about the joys of travel.  Alicia grilled Byron like a sandwich on all the details of her trip.  
Museum of Magic,Fortune-telling & Witchcraft - https://www.facebook.com/museumofmfw
Ash Mill - https://metro.co.uk/2023/02/04/scotlands-first-museum-of-witchcraft-magic-and-fortune-telling-to-open-18214580/
Rosslyn Chapel - https://www.rosslynchapel.com/
Basilica of Saint Lawrence - https://saintlawrencebasilica.org/
The New Forest - https://www.thenewforest.co.uk/
The Jurassic Coast - https://www.jurassiccoast.org/
Thanks SO MUCH for listening & thanks for sharing with your WYRD friends!

Full Metal Redneck

Sunday Mar 26, 2023

Sunday Mar 26, 2023

Wyrd Mountain Gals "Full Metal Redneck"Episode Airs Sunday March 26. 2023    7pm EST
Audio Link Here:  www.WyrdMountainGals.com
Ah yes, Spring is in the air & the gals know it.  They talk about a range of subjects (as usual), though for once-they didn't talk about  death...
Quote:  "If I had to spend $50 on a plate of food, it would just hurt me"
Hannah Flanaghan's - https://theoriginalhannahflanagans.com/
Tartan Shop - tartanshop.com
Border reivers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_reivers
Dolly Parton’s Sister’s Tweets Are a ‘Racist’ Dumpster Fire - https://www.thedailybeast.com/dolly-partons-sister-stellas-tweets-are-a-racist-dumpster-fire
Kevn Kinney - The Train Don't Stop At The Millworks Anymore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YBaLklMBD0
Disjointed - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5884792/
Thank you for sharing this podcast with your Wyrd friends!
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