It’s almost Christmas. Why not add a little holiday cheer to the show. Gareth’s Random Ramblings is doing their annual Christmas series, and we even got into the spirit this weekend decorating gingerbread houses. Of course I’ve still got a “Jackass of the Week” that throws all that holiday spirit out the window.
This week I’ve got a quick-ish spot about the recent storm that hammered my neighborhood. In place of a full feature, for Recommended Listening I mention a couple shows I’ve just started listening to that will get a future feature. I’ve got a “Jackass” who’s affair cost him millions. And I ramble on about my recent epiphany that I’m really just not very good with friends. Download mp3
Ramble Session I’ve been so busy with podcast editing and working on business stuff that I just did not do much for news research this week. So I decided that I’m going to jump to the new format starting this week. At the same time, I have no clue what to talk about this week. It’s a good old fashioned ramble session. I get into my struggle with not buying new recording equipment, my attempt at a work/work/life balance, sacrificing sleep to get more work done and how I’ve always just run that way. I get interrupted by Sam deciding to change his name for a few minutes, and I get mildly philosophical about my views on calling myself selfless. So much crazy stream of consciousness this week. I get geeky with this week’s Recommended Listening feature, the Sometimes Geek podcast, and declare a bunch of health conscious festival goers the Jackass of the Week. Download mp3
This week I’m wrapping up my series on the guests for the Sunshine Summit 2018 with Jilanne Holder from the Business Mum Community Facebook Group, Emily Prokop from The Story Behind podcast and E Podcast Productions, Nick Haskins from the Epic Film Guys and RestauRant podcasts, Gareth Thomas from Gareth’s Random Ramblings, and Bandrew Scott from the Bandrew Says podcast and Podcastage Youtube channel. The news brings a whole lot of people that simply beg the question, “What were you thinking?” And I share the harrowing tale that was… digging through my garage. (download mp3) -WEIRD NEWS- Selfie Addict Takes Over 200 Selfies A Day A 22 year-old man from the UK has admitted to having an addiction to posting selfies on Instagram. He has had thousands of dollars of cosmetic surgery done, and spends 3 hours daily applying makeup for his hundreds of selfies each day. Day Care Teachers Accused Of Giving Kids Melatonin Laced Gummy Bears 3 teachers from a Chicago area daycare were arrested and accused of giving their students gummy bears laced with melatonin to calm them down before nap time. They claim they didn’t think there was anything wrong with it because it’s a common over the counter […]
(download mp3) This week I’m breaking format completely. No news, no Jackass Of The Week, no Recommended Listening. I’m going old school for the last show of the year and just vamping. I get into my returning to work while healing from my rib injuries, what we did for our Yule holiday, checking out Christmas lights, trying to go shopping on Christmas Day, and what I want to do with the show for next year. In 2018 I would like to start using the Recommended Listening segment to feature podcast submissions from listeners. I can only suggest so many shows personally, and I want to hear what you are listening to. Send me you recommendations/ reviews either written or in audio form to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am turning the segment over to you, dear listener. As a bonus, if you submit a feature to me for the show, I will put all of those together and draw one out to win some Odd Dad Out Swag. Happy New Year! I hope to see you in 2018. Thank You and Goodnight…
Since Christmas is coming up next week, and the news has a serendipitous way of picking my show themes, this week I’m talking all about Christmas. Around Our house we don’t exactly do “Christmas.” We celebrate Yule, which is the holiday that most Christmas traditions originate from. The news brings tales of twisted stuffing, Christmas eyebrows, tiny cows and more. In place of a regular “Recommended Listening” segment, I’m serving up a list of slightly twisted holiday episodes from some of my favorite podcasts. (download mp3) -WEIRD NEWS- Man Using 48 Year-Old Christmas Lights A man in the UK is still using a set of Christmas lights his mother purchased 48 years ago. He keeps them permanently on an artificial tree to avoid damaging them and claims he has never had to change a light bulb. Micro-Cows Are A Thing, And They’re The Size Of Dogs First off, miniature cows are totally a thing that’s been around for a while. There’s a farmer in Iowa who has managed to breed an entire herd of them averaging only 33 inches tall. That is smaller than some breeds of dogs. So why not skip the puppy and get a mini-cow for Christmas. […]
Hope you had a happy Labor Day, or just a good weekend in general. Now that we have reached the pre-holiday season it’s time to start thinking about holiday decorations, starting with Halloween. Somehow my wife managed to sneak her way into buying a bunch of new spooky things to decorate our house. The news brings a special screening of “IT” stupid eclipse news, and the worst PR response ever. Plus I get peer pressured into this week’s featured podcast, “Gareth’s Random Ramblings.” (download mp3) -WEIRD NEWS- Jack Daniel’s Coffee Is Real You can now buy coffee infused with the flavors of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. Of course it’s non-alcoholic. Alamo Draft House to Host Clowns-Only Screening of IT The Austin, Texas Alamo Draft House Theater is know for having themed screenings of films, including the women only showings of Wonder Woman. Now they are holding a clowns only showing of the upcoming horror remake of IT, including face painting and photo booths. Family Breaks 800 Year-Old Coffin By Putting Kid In It An Essex family managed to knock over and break an 800 year-old sandstone coffin in a museum, by trying to place their child in it for a photo. […]