Somehow my sweat has become a theme on “The Scruffy Stuff” as we continue to record each episode outdoors.
Luckily, Tanika Harper has all-natural soap and deodorant that could come in handy for Calvin’s sake on episodes to come.
Harper joins the show this week to talk about her Harper’s Natural business and what the upcoming virtual Maker City Summit will look like compared to past years.
Concerts also go virtual with a new series from Big Ears, and Regal returns with news safety policies for COVID-19.
We have an update on tailgating for UT football games, and Calvin photographs the return of high school sports.
Plus, how is COVID-19 affecting tourism in East Tennessee?
Listen to this week’s episode
Stories discussed on the show
Regal: Returning to theaters ‘feels like we’re getting back to normal.’
Vols Football: Tennessee details tailgating rules for 2020 season
For subscribers: COVID-19 could cause $10B hit to Tennessee tourism
Big Ears: 2 weekends in 2021? Better question: Can a festival happen?
High school: Knoxville area football photos for week 1
K-12: Knox Co. schools share COVID-19 dashboard but won’t release data by school
What is ‘The Scruffy Stuff’?
If you’re joining us for the first time, “The Scruffy Stuff” is a podcast about “anything and everything under the Sunsphere.”
That means all the news happening in and around downtown Knoxville, including business, music, beer and events.
Do you or a loved one suffer from FOMO? Then you may be entitled to “The Scruffy Stuff,” hosted by urban life writer Ryan Wilusz and visual journalist Calvin Mattheis.
You may have seen us around town — Calvin with his runway figure and countless cameras and me, looking like an urban lumberjack with a beer (not on the clock, of course).
How to keep up with the show
Given our positions as highly esteemed journalists — or so we’ve told ourselves — we are often the first to know what’s going on around town. We bring it to you via stories, photos and videos at knoxnews.com.
“The Scruffy Stuff” is the cherry on top, only better. It’s an entire fruit salad of fun, facts and fun facts available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio and Google Podcasts.
Just search for “The Scruffy Stuff.”
We’ll release a new episode every Thursday for you to listen to while you’re putting on that “Quarantine 15” or icing your carpet burn from all the living room yoga.
If you have ideas or questions you want us to discuss, slide into our Instagram DMs @knoxscruff and @knoxvillephoto.