Long-time listeners will remember the voice and laugh of Ben McNeely. He was a producer and a frequent voice on this podcast for a couple of years. To listeners, he sort of disappeared, and he left his job at Spectrum News 1 in late 2022.

Now, he’s ready to tell everyone why. We chose May in particular because it’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a must-listen conversation to hear his story of facing anxiety and depression.

About the Podcast

With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a sound bite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

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