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Books, Babble & Ball Podcast

34 EpisodesProduced by Gary LloydWebsite

Writing. History. News. Interviews. Sports. The Books, Babble & Ball Podcast has a little bit for everyone. Join Gary Lloyd as he talks books, writing, journalism, history, sports and more with people among those professions.

34 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S2, Episode 9: 75 Trussville Facts

July 18th, 2022

50:01

Gary Lloyd runs through 75 facts about the city of Trussville for the 75th anniversary of Trussville first incorporating as a town. This podcast is long, but perhaps you'll learn something you didn't know before.

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S2, Episode 8: Briarwood Christian QB Christopher Vizzina

July 4th, 2022

27:53

Briarwood Christian School and Clemson commit Christopher Vizzina and his head coach Matthew Forester talk about the upcoming season, leadership, and …

S2, Episode 7: Class 7A, Region 3 New Faces

June 29th, 2022

27:25

Gary Lloyd speaks with new Class 7A, Region 3 head football coaches Todd Cassity at Chelsea, Tim Vakakes at Spain Park, Wade Waldrop at Hoover, and …

S2, Episode 6: Trussville Pickleball Recap

June 23rd, 2022

51:18

Gary Lloyd talks about covering the pickleball story in Trussville over the last 48 hours — how it came about, the writing process, and what’s to come.

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S2, Episode 5: U.S. Open Preview

June 15th, 2022

46:16

Gary Lloyd discusses the state of the PGA Tour, the new LIV Golf Tour, and previews the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, …

S2, Episode 4: Cahaba 100 and Trussville’s 75th Anniversary

June 10th, 2022

51:49

Gary Lloyd and Amy Peterson O’Brien talk about the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation’s Cahaba 100 initiative and the 75th anniversary of Trussville incorporating as a town.

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S2, Episode 3: High School Football Summer Discussion

June 10th, 2022

46:46

Discussing some Alabama high school football topics this summer: Briarwood Christian QB Christopher Vizzina, new coaches in Class 7A-Region 3, and …

S2, Episode 2: Trussville 75th Anniversary Preview

June 7th, 2022

27:15

Gary Lloyd previews the Movie on the Mall event that will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Trussvile incorporating as a town.

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S2, Episode 1: Introducing Cahaba 100

June 5th, 2022

9:32

Gary Lloyd is back after a podcasting hiatus to bring you some information on Cahaba 100, a short-term and long-term initiative of the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation. Please note, this podcast was recorded …

Introducing Cahaba 100

June 5th, 2022

8:21

Gary Lloyd is back after a podcasting hiatus to bring you some information on Cahaba 100, a short-term and long-term initiative of the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation. Check back for more soon!

Episode 21: Aaron Suttles

January 19th, 2021

33:47

The Athletic’s Aaron Suttles joins the podcast to talk about the 2020 Alabama football season, his favorite players he’s covered, his writing process, favorite writers and more.

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Episode 20: Matthew Calvert

January 12th, 2021

31:29

Former Clay-Chalkville High School and UAB pitcher Matthew Calvert joins the podcast to talk about playing baseball in high school and college, as …

Episode 19: Justin Monsewicz

January 5th, 2021

33:02

On this episode, content writer Justin Monsewicz joins to talk about customer-facing content writing, social media management and digital writing.

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Episode 18: Pinson Mayor Joe Cochran

December 29th, 2020

21:42

Pinson, Alabama Mayor Joe Cochran joins the podcast to talk about his election as mayor, plans for the city’s future and more.

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Episode 17: Auburn Superfan Chandler Fullman

December 22nd, 2020

46:15

You may know him as the Auburn Superfan, but Chandler Fullman has a story that goes much deeper than orange and blue. He joins the podcast to talk …

Episode 16: Cruz Oxenreider

December 15th, 2020

36:32

University of Alabama graduate and fan Cruz Onexreider joins the podcast to talk all things sports, life during COVID-19, mental health awareness and more!

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Episode 15: Jon Finkel

December 7th, 2020

28:19

Author Jon Finkel joins the podcast to talk about his new book, “Hoops Heist: Seattle, the Sonics, and How a Stolen Team’s Legacy Gave Rise to the …

Episode 14: Luke Ratliff

December 1st, 2020

30:14

University of Alabama student and super-fan Luke Ratliff joins the podcast to talk about the Iron Bowl, Alabama basketball, life at UA and much more.

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Episode 13: Jackson Capps

November 24th, 2020

17:36

Country music singer/songwriter Jackson Capps, originally from Trussville, Ala., joins the podcast to talk about his budding music career in Nashville, Tenn.

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Episode 12: The Masters Recap

November 16th, 2020

39:13

Gary Lloyd and David Lloyd recap the 84th Masters Tournament, which Dustin Johnson won at 20-under par, a five-show victory over Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im.

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Special Episode: AHSAA Playoffs - 2nd round recap, 3rd round preview

November 14th, 2020

21:02

Gary Lloyd recaps the second round of the AHSAA football playoffs and looks ahead to the Class 5A/6A quarterfinals and the Class 7A semifinals.

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Episode 11: The Masters Tournament Preview

November 10th, 2020

52:06

Gary Lloyd and David Lloyd preview the 2020 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

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Special Episode: AHSAA Football Playoffs Round 2 Preview

November 8th, 2020

40:01

Gary Lloyd recaps the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association football playoffs and looks ahead to the second-round matchups.

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Episode 10: AHSAA 2020 Football Playoffs Preview

November 3rd, 2020

36:06

Gary Lloyd runs through the Class 5A, Class 6A and Class 7A playoff brackets, and gives his picks for who will win state championships this fall.

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Episode 9: “Sonny Days” Reflections

October 27th, 2020

29:59

In this episode, I reflect on writing the book “Sonny Days: Struggles, Scenery and Solace with the World’s Strangest Shelter Dog.”

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Episode 8: Zack Steele

October 20th, 2020

49:55

Trussville City Councilman Zack Steele joins the podcast to talk Trussville happenings, progress on the city’s downtown entertainment district, …

Episode 7: Rodney Smith of Raising Men Lawn Care

October 13th, 2020

13:56

Raising Men Lawn Care founder Rodney Smith joins the podcast to talk about how his local lawn service has blossomed into a worldwide organization providing for those in need.

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Episode 6: AL.com reporter Bill Thornton

October 6th, 2020

1:09:48

AL.com reporter Bill Thornton joins the podcast to talk about his career in journalism, the challenges the profession faces today, his author career and much more.

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Episode 5: Kyle Parmley

September 29th, 2020

38:14

Starnes Publishing Sports Editor Kyle Parmley joins the Books, Babble & Ball Podcast to talk Alabama high school sports, the best players he’s …

Episode 4: Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director June Mathews

September 23rd, 2020

32:31

Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director June Mathews joins the podcast to preview Trussville City Fest, discuss her book and Trussville history, outline her writing process, and field some “On The Spot” …

Episode 3: New Trussville City Councilman Ben Short

September 22nd, 2020

14:55

New Trussville City Councilman Ben Short joins the podcast to talk about his law enforcement career, what he loves about Trussville, how he sees Trussville’s future, and more.

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Episode 2: Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd

September 15th, 2020

23:13

Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd joins Gary Lloyd to talk about the Huskies’ 2020 season so far, COVID-19 challenges and more.

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Episode 1: David Lloyd

September 9th, 2020

44:40

In the inaugural episode of the Books, Babble & Ball Podcast, David Lloyd joins Gary Lloyd to talk Tour Championship, the U.S. Open, the return …

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