Johnny's World

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By: Brandon Walley and Johnny Packer

Johnny Packer and Brandon Walley explore what life is like to live with Cystic Fibrosis. A Mississippi State Sports adjacent podcast where some conversations revolve around Bulldog sports and life in the SEC

Episode 27-Steve Robertson
#27
09/14/2021

Steve Robertson from Gene's Page and The Boneyard Podcast joins the podcast.  He talks a little bit about what we can expect from the Bulldog football team this year, but we spend most of our time talking about his new book Dawg Pile.  Dawg Pile is about MS State's historic run to the College Baseball National Championship.  This is going to be a great book, if you are interested in ordering it you can go here:  https://dawgpilethebook.com/

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Episode 26-Matt Wyatt
09/01/2021

Former Mississippi State QB and current radio color analyst Matt Wyatt joins the show.  He tells us a bit about how he ended up at State and some of his favorite memories playing for the Bulldogs.  We also talk about how he got started in radio and eventually ended up as color analyst. 

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Episode 25-Dee Bost
#25
08/11/2021

Former MS State Basketball player Dee Bost joins the show to talk about his time in Starkville.  He shares some of his favorite moments on the court.  He also tells us about some of his toughest opponents and places to play around the league.   We also learn about what it's like to play in Europe and how some of the crowds compare to those in the U.S.


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Episode 24-Outlaw Gospel Musician Cody McCarver
#24
08/06/2021

Outlaw Gospel Musician Cody McCarver joins the show today.  He talks about his career in country music where he spent time with the band Confederate Railroad and some of his favorite influences throughout his career.  He also explains how he came up with the term Outlaw Gospel to describe his current music.   We also learn more about how he and John Schneider met and started making music and movies together. 

If you would like to learn more about his music you can follow him on Instagram @codymccarver on on his Youtube channel or his website www.codymccarver.com<...


Episode 23-News Anchor Melanie Christopher
#23
07/26/2021

The guys are joined by WJTV News Anchor Melanie Christopher.  She talks about how she got started in the news business in Jackson and how she and Johnny first met.  They share a funny story about Johnny taking the mic from her during an interview and more of the moments they have shared together during the Children's Miracle Network telethon.  The telethon has been an important fund raising tool for Blair Batson Hospital which is near and dear to Johnny's heart and the two of them talk about how important it has been over the yea...


Episode 22-Tim Brando
#22
07/16/2021

The fellas are joined by longtime broadcaster Tim Brando.  Tim talks about his lifelong relationship with Archie Manning and explains how Archie got his daughter to go to Ole Miss.  Tim then talks about some of his favorite Mississippi State games including the 2004 basketball game at Alabama, the Tornado game in Atlanta and more fun stories about his experience calling MS State Sports.  He also shares what his favorite spot to eat when he's in Starkvegas.

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Episode 21-Nick Fitzgerald
#21
07/07/2021

Johnny and BW are joined by former Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald.  Nick talks about how he was recruited to State and what it was like to be a QB with Dan Mullen as his head coach.  He also shares a few of his favorite games and moments as a Bulldog and gives an update about what he is doing now.

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Episode 20-National Championship Edition with Kevin Axton
#20
07/02/2021

The 2021 MS State Bulldogs are National Champs!  Johnny and BW celebrate with Johnny's friend and former Bulldog Football walk-on Kevin Axton.  Kevin talks about his time at MS State playing as a walk-on for Coach Sherril's team.  Then he and Johnny talk about how they met and Johnny got into working out.  After that Johnny tells us about his whirlwind trip to Omaha to see the dogs finally win a Natty!


Johnny's World Episode 19- Talkin bout Omaha
#19
06/26/2021

Johnny and BW talk a bit about the Bulldogs chances in Omaha, then Johnny gives us an update on his health.


Episode 18-Cranking Up The Jukebox on Season 2
06/16/2021

Johnny and BW preview Season 2 of the podcast.  They discuss some of the guests they have planned for the new season and what they have been doing since Season 1 wrapped up a few weeks ago. 

If you are interested in becoming a guest on the show you can email us at johnnypackereyewear@gmail.com

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Episode 17-Season 1 Recap and Lee Penton
#17
05/12/2021

In the first half Johnny and BW talk about some of their favorite moments from Season 1 of the show. They also discuss some of the unlikely places the show has been downloaded.  In the second half of the show Johnny talks about the fight scene he filmed in the most recent John Schneider movie.  Lee Penton, a famous fisherman from Madison joins the guys as they breakdown some of their favorite movie fight scenes.

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Episode 16-Bo Bounds
#16
05/05/2021

We are joined by host of the Out of Bounds Show in Jackson MS and founder of the Ya'll Lifestyle Bo Bounds.  Bo talks to us about how he got started in sports talk radio and how he came up with the Ya'll Lifestyle Brand.  We also talk about some of our favorite topics on his show and we close by discussing a few of Bo's favorite places to eat and hang out in Starkville.  


Episode 15-Shane Power
#15
04/28/2021

Former Mississippi State basketball legend Shane Power joins the podcast.  He gives us an update about what he is doing now that his playing career is complete.  Then we take a walk down memory lane to some of the most exciting moments in Mississippi State basketball history.  He talks to us about some of his favorite games and moments while playing for the Dogs.  Lastly we talk a bit about the future of the Bulldog basketball program.


Episode 14-Malcolm White
#14
04/21/2021

Malcolm White joins the show today.  Anyone that has spent any time in Jackson knows Malcolm as the owner of Hal and Mal's restaurant and bar or the genius behind the Mal's St. Patty's Day Parade.  Malcolm tells us how he got started in the restaurant and music industry.  He also shares with us how the St. Patty's Parade came to be and how it evolved into one of Mississippi's biggest events of the year.  Lastly, he and Johnny talk about the relationship he has had with the Batson Chil...


Episode 13-Sid Salter
#13
04/14/2021

Sid Salter, Director of The Office Of Public Affairs at Mississippi State joins the show today.  He talks with us about how he ended up in Starkville.  He also shares some stories from the book he wrote about the voice of MS State, Jack Cristil.  


Episode 12-Robert St. John
#12
04/07/2021

Robert St. John is one of Mississippi's most favorite writers and restaurant owners.  He tells us how he got started in the restaurant industry and about some of the exciting new things he is working on in the future.  Robert also tells us about his friendship with Wyatt Waters and how some of the books they wrote together came to be.  


Episode 11-Strat Karatassos
#11
03/30/2021

We are joined by long time MS State Bulldog athletic trainer and current Bulldog Club liaison Strat Karatassos.  Strat is one of the most beloved members of the Bulldog family and he takes us back through his career as a trainer and some of his favorite memories he has working with various coaches and players in Starkville.  He shares some funny stories about bus rides and motivational tactics used by some of our favorite coaches in practice.   

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Episode 10- Scott Stricklin
#10
03/24/2021

Former Mississippi State and current University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin joins the show.  He tells us a bit about his time as a student at MS State and how he got his start in college athletics.  We then discuss some of his favorite memories about living in Starkville and working for MS State.  We wrap up by talking about some of the differences and similarities between Starkville and Gainesville and SEC sports as a whole.

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Episode 9-Coach Jackie Sherrill
#9
03/08/2021

Former MS State Football Coach Jackie Sherrill turns the tables on us and interviews Johnny for a few minutes about his continuous battle with Cystic Fibrosis.  Coach has been one of Johnny's biggest supporters and fans since he was a child.  After talking about some of their memories together Coach Sherrill takes us back through some of the most exciting moments in his time at Mississippi State. 

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Episode 8-Coach Vic Schaefer
#8
03/04/2021

Johnny and BW are joined by former Bulldog Women's Basketball Coach and current Texas Longhorns Coach Vic Schaefer.  This is an incredible episode where Coach Schaefer shares his passion for the state of Mississippi and the fans of Mississippi State.  He also shares a bit about how got started in coaching after graduating from Texas A&M. This one will give you goose bumps! 

Today's episode is brought to you by Johnny Packer Eyewear where a portion of every sale goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Episode 7-MSU QB Tyson Lee
#7
03/02/2021

Johnny and BW are joined by former Mississippi State Football QB Tyson Lee.  Tyson was there from 2008-09 and shares a bit about his time there with Coach Croom and Coach Mullen.  We also discuss some of his favorite spots to eat in his hometown of Columbus MS.  Tyson also talks a bit about some Memphis BBQ and he and his wife's cinnamon roll company LoveLee Rolls.

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Episode 6-Actor/Musician John Schneider
#6
02/24/2021

Johnny and BW are joined by Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville star John Schneider.  Johnny discusses how he and John became friends and how he ended up working on several of John's films.  John also tells us about  Bo's Extravaganza an action and music packed event held on his property in Louisiana every Spring.  He also discusses his unique way of finding inspiration for some of his films and music.  If you are interested in checking out some of his music or films (you might recognize someone in a few of the films), go to his w...


Episode 5-Canton Mississippi
#5
02/17/2021

On this snowy day in the south Johnny and BW harken back to warmer times at a Jackson childhood favorite, Waterland USA, and an embarrassing story that BW experienced there.  They also talk about Shapley's steakhouse in Ridgeland and the Matthew Mcconaughey special T-Bone.  Then they get into some of the best restaurants and other things to do in Canton MS. 

Special shoutout to Shapley's, Piggly Wiggly, Country Club of Canton and Penn's Fish House.   

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Episode 4-SEC Superfan Stingray
#4
02/10/2021

Johhny and BW talk about Johhny's big 40th birthday celebration and a bit about their Super Bowl wager.  They also welcome a special guest to the show, famous Youtube and podcast host Stingray.  Stingray, a native of Tuscaloosa talks a bit about why the Coleman Basketball Arena on campus never gets any love.  He also talks about a few of his favorite spots to eat around town and much more.

Stingray's Youtube Channel-https://www.youtube.com/user/johncenafan3819?app=desktop

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Episode 3- Super Bowl Bonus Episode
#3
02/05/2021

In this extra bonus episode Johnny and BW make their picks for the Super Bowl this weekend.  They place a friendly wager to be paid off on the next episode.  They discuss Tom Brady's longevity, how Mahomes almost became a Saint,  MS State connections, and give a few shout outs.  Enjoy!

This podcast is sponsored by Johnny Packer Eyewear where a portion of every sale goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  


Episode 2-Lordy Lordy Johnny's 40!
#2
02/02/2021

Johnny talks about a big milestone coming up in his life.  Then BW and Johnny preview a few special segments they have planned for upcoming episodes.  They also catch up a bit about MS State sports and other happenings in the sports world. 

Bunny The Dog-https://www.facebook.com/DailyMail/videos/bunny-the-talking-dog-speaks-to-her-owner-using-buttons/916270888868854/

Bo's Favorite Ice Cream-https://www.msucheese.com/

This podcast is sponsored by Johnny Packer Eyewear where a portion of every sale goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  




Episode 1-Johnny's Daily Life and History with Cystic Fibrosis
#1
01/26/2021

Johnny and BW introduce themselves.  Johnny talks about his daily life and history with Cystic Fibrosis.  BW discusses superstitions revolving around the Saints and Bulldogs, he calls out a couple of guys he believes caused the Saints to lose.  We also recap the week in Bulldog sports and talk about what to expect in future episodes.   

This podcast is sponsored by Johnny Packer Eyewear where a portion of every sale goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.