The Boss Hog of Liberty

East Central Indiana's Favorite Podcast

About the show

Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis discuss the happenings of their rural Indiana county week to week. The Boss Hog of Liberty is a local show with a national impact, because everyone in the world lives in a county similar to theirs. The crew details their lives and gives interview opportunities to the world's top experts in politics, policy, economics, and anything else they find interesting! Listen today, and support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bosshogofliberty

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 141: How Police get hired: Danny Lundy & Paul Morrell

    Episode  |  December 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/156

    Lots of talk about local police departments in the news lately. Pendleton and Knightstown have had high profile news reports around the town chief position.
    We sat down with Danny Lundy, Mooresville Indiana Town Police Commissioner and Paul Morrell, President of the Rush County Sheriff’s department Merit Board to talk about how these departments work. How does the officer on the street get hired? Who do they report to? And what challenges do these departments face in attracting and retaining officers?

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  • 140: Tech Episode - Cord Cut/Tesla/Phone Sports Books

    Episode  |  November 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts for your holidays!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/155

    Thanksgiving week has started! Our friends over at the Bob and Tom show seem to be listening to us… We talk cord cutting, new Tesla’s, and sports betting, along with all of the wantering that you normally get from an ensemble episode! Hear from Chase Peyton, Intern Mason Rottinghaus, Producer Chris Guffey, Audrey Davis, and Sara Morrell.

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  • 139: Rob Kendall & Steven Vitatoe - #RedForRob

    Episode  |  November 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins

    Fresh Episode of Boss Hog of Liberty - #RedForRob

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/154

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts! Radio Host Rob Kendall and Teacher Steven Vitatoe talk education. #RedForRed happened at the statehouse. 12,000 folks protested testing methods, required community service, and funding methods.

    Did Rob catch then drinking on their day off? Should the schools have used E-Learning days instead of just closing or denying days off?

    In honor of Rob Kendall’s unique relationship with educators, we printed some tee shirts!
    The Boss Hog team is exploiting Rob’s name and image to benefit the New Castle Career Center’s welding program, one of the best trade school programs available in Indiana, led my Steven Vitatoe.
    https://teechip.com/redforrob

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  • 138: What is #RedForEd? No School?

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Great episode of Boss Hog of Liberty!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/153

    There is a grassroots movement coming through Indiana. Yard signs have been popping up, schools are going to be closed next week. An event called #RedForEd is happening at the statehouse. More than 500,000 school kids won’t be in class, and over 11,000 educators are expected to be in attendance. The same factors that swept Glenda Ritz into office in 2012 appear to be coming together again.

    We are joined by Jennifer McGowan, currently the Vice President of the local teachers association and 8th grade science teacher at New Castle. Also joining us is Alicia Criswell, extension educator in Wayne County and former public school teacher.

    We discuss the multiple issues with public education in Indiana, not limited to low pay, high stakes testing, federal and state mandates, and more. The question is, what changes do people actually want? And what is possible? Great, open discussion!

    And someone finally explains “E-Learning Days” to Jeremiah

    Truly fun episode! Download and subscribe today!

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  • 137: Election Results - Penske/IMS - CVS Puerto Rico

    Episode  |  November 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Great episode of Boss Hog of Liberty!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by intern Mason Rottinghaus and motorsport expert Zachary Burcham.

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/152

    Local elections are complete. We talk with Chris Guffey about his incredibly close race, we talk about some controversy coming out of Middletown, and the 2 vote margin in Knightstown.

    Monday morning the bombshell was dropped in the Indiana news cycle with Roger Penske purchasing Hulman Corp, including the INDYCAR series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    The CVS in West Lafayette was in the news over their general lack of awareness of maps, states, and territories.

    Truly fun episode! Download and subscribe today!

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  • 136: Lisa Catron & Mark Koger - Election Series Concludes

    Episode  |  October 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Great episode of Boss Hog of Liberty!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis wrap up the City of New Castle candidate series.
    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/151

    We talk with Lisa Catron - Libertarian Candidate for Ward 2, facing Jeff Hancock who is seeking re-election, but was unable to attend. Mark Koger also joins us, who represents ward 5, and is running unopposed. Mark is seeking his third full term and is currently board president.

    Topics include the future of downtown, trash, budgets, chickens and much more!

    Did you know that small towns can hold their own elections, with their own boards? We didn’t until this week. Follow the conversation down the rabbit hole. Does it save money, or is it fraught with risks? How secure is it?

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  • 135: Mike Guffey for Council - Clay Morgan & Jail Tax

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Great episode of Boss Hog of Liberty!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis host the city of New Castle Ward 1 candidate night.
    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/150

    We talk with Mike Guffey - Republican candidate for City Council. Mike is running for an open seat and is in a two way race with Glenn Ryan who was unable to join us for the night. We talked about the city budget, the future of downtown, and what his vision is for New Castle. Mike shared his memories of the town and weighed in on 1400 plaza and the possibilities of the city owning more buildings.

    Councilman Clay Morgan joined us at the end of the show, following the county council meeting, and the vote to raise taxes to pay for a new jail/rehabilitation facility. In a 5-1 vote, the council voted to increase income taxes .2%; in addition to the .25% increase for public safety that was enacted four years ago.

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  • 134: Candidate Series - Walden & Guffey - Ward 3

    Episode  |  October 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Great episode of Boss Hog of Liberty!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis host the city of New Castle Ward 3 candidate night. Incumbent Jerry Walden and challenger Chris Guffey. What does the next four years look like for our town? Should the city be investing in new buildings? We talk 1400 Plaza TIF district, the Castle Theatre, and the Armory.

    Long term, what does the city look like? Could state road 3 be more walkable? Eliminate a driving lane, and add a walking/bike path? What would the reaction to that be?

    In local news, the County is holding a meeting this THURSDAY discussing the likely increase of income taxes to pay for a potential new jail facilty. Will anyone vote against it? Will anyone speak against it?

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/149

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  • BHOL 133: The City Budget is DEAD!

    Episode  |  October 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Great episode of Boss Hog of Liberty!
    Municipal election season is getting intense. The City of New Castle killed its budget this week.
    We are joined by two of the City Councilmen; Aaron Dicken and Rex Peckinpaugh. What is the next step after a budget fails?

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/148

    Rex is one of the winningest wrestling coaches in Indiana history with over 1,000 wins. Councilman Dicken challenged him to a fight. Who wins?

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  • 132: The Prosecutor - Criminal Justice Deep Dive

    Episode  |  October 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins

    HUGE Episode of Boss Hog of Liberty! Does not get any more topical than this.
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Chris Guffey is in the producer’s chair. Liberty Defender Sean Row is the third chair, and our featured guest is Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs.

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/147

    This episode focuses on the local criminal justice system. Jails are full; taxes are likely going up. What can the courts and prosecutors do about it? This week Marion County announced it would no longer be prosecuting simple possession of cannabis. Will Henry County follow suit?

    Henry County has been combating rising jail populations with the creation of drug courts and veterans courts with some success. What role does the state have in the rising jail populations?

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  • 131: Impeachment? Burn Bans - Cancel Culture

    Episode  |  September 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Boss Hog of Liberty is back again!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Chase Peyton and Chris Guffey are your co-hosts today.

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/146

    Is the president in danger of losing the impeachment battle? Can we end the cancel culture? A guy from Iowa raised 1 million dollars for a children’s hospital but then some damning tweets from his childhood surfaced...What are the rules of life now?

    Finally - Indiana is getting DRY! Burn bans in 17 Indiana counties and growing...Is this something, or nothing?

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  • 130: Covering Trump Rallies - Brad Brewer - Credit Unions - Roads - Tax Increases are coming

    Episode  |  September 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Boss Hog of Liberty is back again!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Chase Peyton is back with sports and trolling as a co-host; Brad Brewer is our featured guest of Right New Network makes his first appearance, Chris Guffey does his best as producer.

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/145

    Brad has become a media member, covering local Trump rallies, including the NRA convention and had the best coverage of a guy throwing a cell phone at the President. His day job is as an executive with a local credit union. We talk about the reasons why someone might want to consider using them instead of a bank.

    Finally, everyone is fed up with potholes, but we like to complain when the construction season starts. I-70 is nearly gridlock in our part of the world. We discover why the interstate was SHUT DOWN for hours over the weekend and if it will happen again.

    Local news - your taxes are going up, the theatre might not be sold? And the city budget process is underway.

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  • 129: Trump Bans ECigs? Fires Bolton - Thunderwolf Edition

    Episode  |  September 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Boss Hog of Liberty is back again!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Kade Koger plays co-host; Jacob Surber of the Thunderwolf podcast is the featured guest, Chris Guffey does his best as producer.

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/144

    President Trump made us talk about him again; John Bolton was fired and the nation rejoiced; The FDA has been “instructed” to get rid of flavored vape juice. The law of unintended consequences in unchallenged. Enjoy the ride down prohibition lane.

    Finally the guys talk about the latest Netflix special of Bill Burr; when will the Netflix boycotts start?

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  • 128: Highly Inappropriate - Reloaded

    Episode  |  September 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins

    Re-uploaded copy of episode 128!
    Some platforms received a duplicate of 127!

    Episode 128 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/143

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Danny Morrell returns!
    Featured guest is Matt Worton of the Highly Inappropriate podcast. We talk NFL season starting, hurricanes, sports gaming, DJ work and much more!

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  • 128: Highly Inappropriate - Matt Worton & Danny Morrell

    Episode  |  September 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins

    Episode 128 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/142

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Danny Morrell returns!
    Featured guest is Matt Worton of the Highly Inappropriate podcast. We talk NFL season starting, hurricanes, sports gaming, DJ work and much more!

    For even more bonus content, check out www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty

  • 127: Luck Retires - Betsy Mills & Chase are Back!

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Episode 127 of Boss Hog of Liberty.
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts.
    Chase Peyton is 3rd chair after a VERY long absence.
    Betsy Mills is running for County Council and her heart is BROKEN over Andrew Luck's retirement. Hopefully Birthday Cake fixes everything.
    Producer Chris dresses like a flyboy for a major ceremony; makes the paper.