season 1 episodes
On the first episode, meet the voices behind the microphones. Ricky and Jimmy chat about what they do, why the podcast exists, what the audience can expect, and why Jimmy won’t be cussing. Welcome to the Bombhouse.
This week, we welcome long-time friend and fellow musician, Paul Cummings, to the Bomb House. Paul is the student and contemporary worship pastor at Corinth Church in Hickory, NC. Join us as we discuss how he juggles all the facets of his job, his creative approach to releasing recorded music, and how he journeyed through a (brief) stint in early-90's hip hop to get where he is today.
In this episode, we chat with a long-time friend, Benton Blount. Sit in as we explore his origins in music, his dealings with Christian band 7-Miles, and his rise to southern stardom on the nationally-acclaimed variety show, America's Got Talent. We'll cover everything from scary gigs at asylums to conversations with Howard Stern in this one, adding a dash of country crunk and devious doppelgängers for good measure. Welcome to the Bomb House.
This episode, we have a visit from Jimmy’s brother, Mike Atkins (and no, they’re NOT twins). We’ll chat about their earlier days in Elishah and Second Hand City together, as well as Mike’s move to Charlotte. Covering everything from country drumming to city leading, with a healthy dose of laughing, hear a story of changing locales when the time is right and walking through doors that open just when you need them to. Welcome to the Bomb House.
Know what makes a good taco? Sure, you can put meat, cheese, and vegetables in a folded tortilla like every other person on the planet. But what makes a GREAT taco? This is one of the many questions we ask founder and restauranteur, Bryan Drake, in this episode. Mountain Burrito hit Morganton, NC by force several years ago, and ever since then, it's become a mainstay for the entire region. Listen in as Ricky explains why he and his clients eat there most days of the week, how Jimmy intends to dub it the "jewel of western NC," and what lies in store for Bryan's mission to feed the 'Ol North State a healthy serving of burritos (with some wise words mixed in there, too).
In this, the final episode of season 1, Ricky and Jimmy take a look back at the things they've heard and learned from the amazing guests that graced the studio. Laugh along with some of the ridiculous things they talk about, and learn what to expect in the next season of Welcome to the Bomb House.