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What the locals know… or need to know. Current topics and classic spots – the SCD crew will break it down each episode.
Each episode we address a local topic, upcoming events, review a Hickory staple, and throw some personal opinions in there as well.
We’re big fans of Hickory, NC and think you should be too.
50 Episodes
Hart Square

Hart Square


Rebecca Hart the Executive Director of Hart Square joins Host Andrew Moose to talk all things Hart Square and share a Cabin Fever beer from Olde Hickory Brewery in this episode of StreetCircleDrive.Click here to buy tickets for Christmas in the Village 2020!Thank you to our sponsor Time Genies!
Lake Hickory Haunts

Lake Hickory Haunts


Ryan Settlemyre owner of Lake Hickory Haunts joins host Andrew Moose to talk about this awesome Hickory attraction. Moose and Ryan talk about the ins and outs of Lake Hickory Haunts and what it takes to put on one of the biggest haunts in NC and right in our backyard. Thank you to our sponsor Time Genies!
Host Andrew Moose welcomes Alan Jackson and Chris Frye to this episode of StreetCircleDrive. Friends, co-workers and co-podcast hosts discuss the 2020 Footcandle Film Festival and the state of film. Lights, camera, and action... it's a MESH crossover podcast!Find out more:The 2020 Footcandle Film Festival SantuarioNC Film CreditsThank you to our sponsor Time Genies!
Host Andrew Moose welcomes Director of the Hickory Soup Kitchen, Austin Pearce back to the podcast. Austin gives an update on the HOPE Project and how the Soup Kitchen has flourished during the pandemic with the help of the Hickory, NC community.
Mayor Hank Guess

Mayor Hank Guess


City of Hickory, NC Mayor Hank Guess joins host Andrew Moose in this episode. Hank and Moose talk about Hickory's COVID-19 response, the progress of the bond projects and what Hank would do if he had a magic wand. All this and more on an information filled episode of StreetCircleDrive.Email Mayor Hank Guess - hguess@hickorync.govBond Project Information
Host Andrew Moose welcomes Hunter Speagle proprietor of ATAC Gallery. Hunter and Moose discuss the Miracle of Hickory mural project, ATAC Gallery, and their mutual love for 80's nostalgia and Duke's mayonnaise. ATAC Gallery websiteThank you to our sponsor, Time Genies!
Host Andrew Moose welcomes Hickory Police Chief Thurman Whisnant to this special episode of StreetCircleDrive. In the wake of the George Floyd death and demonstrations in Hickory and across the country, Chief Whisnant takes some time to address questions crowdsourced from the community. Hickory Police Department website Thank you to our sponsor Time Genies!
In this episode of StreetCircleDrive, Moose welcomes Katye Fredieu of Artisan Soapery to the podcast. Podcasting remotely from home / soap store the two chat about how Katye went from selling soap to producing (checks notes) 8000 (!) gallons of hand sanitizer over the last 2 months. In the S.O.P. of SCD podcasting, Hickory food must be discussed. Moose and Katye talk favorite take out specials that are getting them through. Hang in there, Hickory! If you need more soap and hand sanitizer, you know where to look!
Host Andrew Moose welcomes Andy Rhoney, co-founder of The Birdsong Society. The Birdsong Society is a group that is actively bringing world-class bands to the Hickory, NC area. The guys talk about the vision of the group, concerts past, and events to come. Also included, a discussion on what they think are the best plates in Hickory.  The Birdsong Society Bandits on the Run - I'm With the Band Podcast Henry River (Andy Rhoney) - I'm With the Band Podcast
Moose and McNally welcome back Aaron Bessey to the StreetCircleDrive podcast. Aaron is the Director of the Bears Club and Associate Athletic Director at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The gang discusses LR Athletics, Kyle Duggar and what big plans are right around the corner. Also included, a review of the best BBQ joint on the planet, JD's Smokehouse.
Hosts Moose and McNally welcome Mark Seaman, Recreation and Sports Tourism Director of the City of Hickory. The gang discusses the great amenities and programs Hickory has to offer. Mark is convinced that Moose and McNally should pick up Pickleball. Also included, a review of Rancho Viejo. One of Hickory's fine Mexican food establishments.
Moose and McNally welcome Hickory Councilwoman Jill Patton to the first StreetCircleDrive episode of 2020. The gang talk City of Hickory 150 Year celebrations, bond project updates, and to round the episode out, a review of the new 13 Twenty Pub.
Moose and McNally welcome the newly elected City of Hickory Alderman (City Councilman) Tony Wood to the show. The gang chews the fat over the bond projects, Tony's goals and his vision for Hickory. Hickory's Christmas Events and a review of the new Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar are all included in this episode of SCD!
Moose and McNally welcome Allison Holtzman from the Friends of Hickory group. The gang gets together to discuss what's happening in Hickory and what could be on the horizon. Also included, a review of a Downtown Hickory favorite the Hickory Arcade and Cafe.
Hosts Moose and McNally welcome Mike Pilolla, President of the Hickory Velo Club to the podcast. They discuss the state of cycling in Hickory and how Hickory's new infrastructure improvements will affect cycling. Plus a review of a Downtown Hickory favorite, Crescent Moon.
On this special episode of StreetCircleDrive, Moose and McNally head out into their favorite city, Hickory, NC in search of the elusive Food Truck... SPOILER ALERT: they find them.
Moose and McNally welcome Amy Ogle, Executive Director of the Hickory Downtown Development Association to this episode of StreetCircleDrive. Also included, a restaurant review of a Downtown Hickory gem, The Olde Hickory Station.
A MESH crossover episode with StreetCircleDrive and Footcandle Films. Host of SCD Moose, and hosts of FF Alan, and Chris decide that it's a good idea to settle the most recent fast food chicken debate. One problem... and more!
The SCD hosts welcome Jeff Neuville, Director of the Small Business Center at Catawba Valley Community College and host of Entrepreneur Exchange on the MESH. Also included, a review of the new Hickory Downtown restaurant Warehouse Cuban Cantina!
StreetCircleDrive welcomes comedian and Hickory native Jon Reep to the podcast. Jon and hosts discuss his new comedy album Ginger Pain,  his new project Hickory LIVE and what's changed in Hickory since he moved to LA in 1992. Also included, the gang hits up Iron Thunder for lunch and gives a well-rounded review. All this and more on this episode of StreetCircleDrive.
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