Meet Knox, Jamie and Erin of The Popcast and The Bible Binge, 2 entertaining and exciting podcasts based out of Birmingham

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Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden host live shows of their podcast! Photo via The Popcast

Are you a podcast listener? A pop-culture lover? Either or all of the above? If yes, The Popcast, a podcast all about pop culture (yes, The Bachelor is featured heavily) needs to zoom right up to the top of your iTunes podcast app. Jamie Golden and Knox McCoy co-host two podcasts: The Popcast and The Bible Binge.

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45 years and 11 boards. How the Lowerys give back to Birmingham

Peggy and James Lowery catalog fossils in the McWane collections department. (Bham Now)

For most people, a day spent in the depths of a laboratory with dinosaur fossils would not be considered a romantic date.  For James and Peggy Lowery, it’s been their weekly go-to date for over a decade.

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3 Places to find King Cake in Birmingham, including a Louisiana native who delivers

Mardi Gras season is upon us! Time to get your King Cake. Photo via Publix blog

King Cake is a traditional pastry that has ties to different holiday seasons around the world. In New Orleans, it is associated with Mardi Gras, but you can find King Cake many places in Birmingham if you are planning to celebrate!

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Gas delivery service Yoshi launches in Birmingham January 14. Use code BHAMNOW for $10 credit and one month FREE.

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Shipt delivers groceries. TakeOut delivers pizza.  Amazon delivers boxes of stuff. Now Yoshi—launching in Birmingham on January 14—delivers gasoline to your car. Yoshi knows you have better things to do than sit at a gas station or pump gas in the rain, so they offer gasoline and maintenance services on demand right from your phone. Get a FREE month and $10 credit using code BHAMNOW. Find out more.

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Birmingham ranks 37 on Inc. 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business

View of City of Birmingham from from The Club. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Inc., the nation’s leading magazine and digital publication about small businesses and startups ranked Birmingham 37th on their 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business.

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Despite federal shutdown, the 2019 Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler NWR is ON (Photos)

Sandhill Crane at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Photo by George Lee

The show must go on! This weekend, despite the federal government shutdown, the 2019 Festival of the Cranes at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and at locations in and around Decatur, Alabama is ON!

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3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions

What’s hot cocoa without the toasted marshmallow? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.

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The opioid crisis in Birmingham: ways you can help slow the epidemic

Opioid crisis in Birmingham: poppies
Did you know that opioids derive from poppies? “Poppies,” by Susie Tremmel. CC BY 2.0

The opioid crisis in Birmingham is real, just like it is across the United States. Actually, did you know Alabama has the highest prescribing rates in the nation? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alabama’s prescribing rate was 121 per 100 people in 2016.

Given how common these drugs are, we all need to know what we can do. To find out more, I talked with three Alabama experts:

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An updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall

The Pizitz Food Hall is located in Downtown Birmingham and features a variety of great food options. Photo via The Pizitz Food Hall

In 2017, we released our first guide to The Pizitz Food Hall, which you can find here. Since then, there have been a few changes to Birmingham’s first food hall, and it’s our duty to keep you in the loop. Without further ado, let’s get into it: the updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall.

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