Welcome to Mayberry Podcasts!

Thank you for visiting us here in our corner of Mayberry here on the web!  Mayberry Podcasts started in October 2008 hosting our first podcast related to The Andy Griffith Show called  Two Chairs No Waiting hosted by Allan Newsome.  It was Allan’s dream to create a network of podcasts about The Andy Griffith Show so he created the Mayberry Podcasts network.  The network has grown to include not only Two Chairs No Waiting but also Burke on Mayberry and the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast.

We hope you take a few minutes to visit and sample the shows we have to offer. If you don’t have an iPod, you are NOT left out. You can listen to any of our podcasts right here on the website by clicking the play button on the given episode.

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Below you’ll see the latest episode releases but please go to the different podcast pages to find even more Mayberry talk. Thanks again for coming and enjoy your stay.

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 1:14:37

Thank you for joining me for the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast.

Download the full lesson plan so you can follow along as you listen to the study.

Lesson Introduction

Opie has become acquainted with a new boy in town named Arnold Winkler. Arnold is a spoiled brat who believes he can get away with anything. When Arnold discovers that Opie gets a mere quarter-a-week allowance and has to do chores to get it, he tells Opie that he’s being taken advantage of. Arnold doesn’t have to work for his allowance and believes that no kid should.

Opie decides to quietly demand that his father raise his allowance to 75 cents (the amount Arnold gets), and he says he should not have to do any chores. Opie is obviously uncomfortable making these demands, and he takes it well when Andy refuses to comply. Arnold tells Opie that “man to man” talks always fail. He advises Opie that throwing a temper tantrum will get him whatever he wishes. Arnold says it always works.

Lesson Points:

Some of the points we’ll hit during this study are below. For a complete list, download the lesson plan.

  • Value of a Good Work Ethic (Gal. 6:7)
  • Letting Ourselves Rule Our LivesArnold
  • Skills of ParentingAndy
  • Learning from MistakesOpie

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:34:23

I’ve been going through my old 8mm video tapes and ran across the 1993 Mayberry Squad Car Rendezvous.  Finding things like this is like Christmas coming early because this video has almost an hour of interviews with Howard Morris, Betty Lynn, and Jean Carson that, unless you were there, most Mayberry fans will never have heard.

It’s always fun to find things like this to share with you because it’s original content you won’t get anywhere else.  This is part 1 of 2.  Below is a list of the questions you’ll hear addressed on this episode.

  • Favorite Episode?
  • What was Aunt Bee like?
  • Do you ever see/talk to Andy?
  • Howard, how were you chosen to be on The Show of Shows?
  • Do you know Mr. Schwamp’s real name? (Nobody knows his name.)
  • Does Howard have kids/grandkids as wiry as he is?
  • Why did Thelma Lou love Barney?
  • What did Daphnie think about Andy/what attracted her to Andy?
  • Did Richard Linke’s wife play parts on TAGS? (The cast didn’t know but she wasn’t on the show.)
  • Howard, were you a director or an actor first? What did you direct?
  • Do you ever run into the “Darling” clan?
  • Did you enjoy making Return to Mayberry?
  • How is Don Knotts health?
  • Betty, what was Thelma Lou’s occupation?
  • Barney can’t sing….
  • Tim Allen was on an award show and thanked Howard Morris, was that you?
  • Betty, did you ever have a relationship with Don Knotts outside the set?
  • Howard, were you married at the time the shows were being produced?
  • Do you three watch the old episodes?
  • Jean, which role did you like the best? Fun Girl or escaped convict?
  • What’s your favorite episode?
  • Is your personality similar to the character on the show?
  • Did Andy ever ask any of you to be on Matlock?
  • Any contact with Jim Nabors?
  • When Jeff Pruitt came to town looking for a wife we saw a different side of Barney.
  • Could Howard Morris do Ole Aunt Maria?
  • Did you do much improvising during the shows or stay with the script?


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Two Chairs No Waiting 287: Remembering Andy Griffith

July 8, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:17:11 Andy Griffith passed way on July 3, 2012 and we covered his passing for four episodes in a row (196-199). Since then, I haven’t attempted to say more about Andy because there was so much said then by not only me […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 286: Will Values Always Stay Timeless?

July 1, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:14:38 I recently ran across an article by Bill Easterling.  Mr. Easterling had a column that appeared in the Huntsville Times for 22 years and this was one that I cut out and placed in my scrapbook.  The story is from 1994 […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 285: 40 Acres Lot

June 24, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:22:58 This episode we’ll tackle a few questions from listeners and hear feedback from others. The main topic that I believe will interest you is our discussion of the 40 Acres backlot where the external shots from The Andy Griffith Show were […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 284: Mayberry Trivia for Fun – June 2014

June 17, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:18:02 The “trivia for fun” episodes have been a big hit with many of you so here’s 10 more fun Mayberry trivia questions.  These trivia questions come form a 1994 meeting of the “Mother Figure” chapter in Huntsville, AL.  Ten other questions […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 283: News of Cast & Crew – The eBullet May 2014

June 10, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:35:43 It’s time once again to check in with Jim Clark and The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) official newsletter, The eBullet, to see what’s happening around Mayberry and with the cast & crew. The podcast only gives you a […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 282: Mayberry in the Midwest – Danville, IN

June 3, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:29:52 Mayberry in the Midwest, 17-18 May 2014, was an amazing event so this episode I’m going to recap the event.  I’m also going to share some clips I was able to get permission to use on the podcast. This was the […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 281: Jim Nabors Interview

May 27, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:22:08 When I started this podcast, the main reason was to release the interviews I had done with cast members of The Andy Griffith Show back in the late 1990′s.  This interview with Jim Nabors is the last of those interviews.  I […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 280: A Visit in Mayberry

May 13, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:21:40 Have you ever been to a Mayberry event?  In this episode we’ll talk about why I think you, as a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, should sit down and make plans to attend one of the many Mayberry related events […]

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