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Episode 0128 - The Pretend Auctioneer

49 minutes | Friday, February 23, 2024

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 
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 (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. 
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. 
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Episode 0128 - The Pretend Auctioneer
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