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Episode 0120 - Scholars’ Owl

40 minutes | Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera, who noticed that Frank put a new dryer sheet in his shirt pocket. Frank admits that the leaves in his backyard were pretty even though he thinks of autumn as dying and winter as death. 
Frank and his wife Jere were busy preparing questions for Tennessee Scholars’ Bowl. He is happy that Jere bought two wireless mice for Frank to use on his two work computers. 
Some of the students on Scholars’ Bowl have memorized the questions from previous years. Frank is gradually rewriting the questions in his “voice” rather than that of previous hosts. 
Frank got a thank-you card from his friends Kristen and Jeff Detrow. They were busy working on a fundraiser for the Blount County Animal Center and couldn’t come over for a podcast. 
Kathryn wonders if she could hire Frank to do a presentation about the Body Farm in conjunction with her upcoming world premiere of the opera The Doctor & The Devils. Learn about the opera at 
Frank’s sister-in-law and her husband have a book that lists several places to visit in each of the fifty states. The Tennessee chapter mentions a fancy restaurant in Knoxville. Frank was surprised by the attentiveness of the maitre d. 
Frank enjoyed the ginger beer at the fancy restaurant. Kathryn’s husband once tried to serve her crab meat soaked in ginger beer, which tasted terrible. 
When Frank made a comment about the symbolism on the Tennessee flag, Kathryn calls him Mr. Owl, which prompts Frank to play the Mr. Owl theme song, which was composed and recorded by musician Steve Barden during Frank’s time at KLOS-FM. Steve’s website is 
East Tennessee PBS will broadcast Frank’s interview with Kathryn on the show Up Close with Frank Murphy on November 29, 2023 at 1:30 a.m. It’s also available on demand on the PBS App and at 
Frank is on FUN 105.9 weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Listen online at 
This episode is sponsored by (don’t forget the S). Buy books and other merchandise autographed by Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass at including Body Farm t-shirts. Contact BoneZones to hire Frank to give a presentation about Dr. Bass and the Body Farm. 
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Episode 0120 - Scholars’ Owl
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