Following episode four of The Radkes, "Tell It to the Judge", Melissa shares her insights about two seemingly unrelated topics in her newest podcast: her unparalleled ability to judge hushpuppies (and other fried foods), and her complete inability to have a regular date night with husband David Radke, who appears as a guest on the recording.
But Melissa kicks off her podcast talking passionately about her hometown of Lufkin, Texas. She mentions that someone left a lukewarm comment about her neighborhood, and explains why she loves where she lives: "I wanted to say to her, "Get in the car with me for 45 minutes. I want to drive you through this town. And I'm gonna point to the man who works in that butcher shop right there, that we love and we know him personally, and what he's done for this town. ... And see that movie theater? That's where I had my first date. And then I'm going to drive you past this ranch because they have a fall festival there every single year and I went on a hayride there, and a boy held my hand for the first time."
Melissa concludes: "These memories, this is what this town has created in our hearts."
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