Episode 99: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” - A Quick Review


A quick review of the new Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Synopsis: it's great!

Episode 98: Interview with Author & Journalist Greg Prato


AUTHOR/JOURNALIST GREG PRATO returns to talk about his great new book, KING'S X: THE ORAL HISTORY. Its the definitive story about a great band, in the members' own words, along with a slew of hard rock luminaries. We also discuss Greg's next book, TAKE IT OFF: KISS TRULY UNMASKED, out November 19, 2019, which is all about when KISS was sans makeup, 1983-1996. PLUS, semi-coherent ramblings about the new season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee and the great Gary Gulman's new comedy special, The Great Depresh, which will premiere on HBO this fall. AND a new Obscure And Cool Song.

To buy KING'S X: THE ORAL HISTORY and pre-order TAKE IT OFF: KISS TRULY UNMASKED, both published by Jawbone Press, click here.

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Episode 97: Miscellaneous, Random Odds n’ Ends & An Obscure Song


The new Chevrolet Corvette makes it's debut on July 18, the Bagel Boss is loose on Long Island and an Area 51 meetup! Plus, the David Bowie Barbie doll and a new feature, an obscure but awesome song.

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Episode 96: Surviving & Thriving


Friend of the Podcast Barrie returns and we discuss how to survive - and possibly thrive? - the often mind-numbing online dating process. Things to do, first date ideas, what to watch out for, and more. Plus, quitting Diet Coke/Coke Zero, at least for a month. And, all about Kima, the awesome pitbull. 

Episode 95: A Weird Air BnB Story


A weird Air BnB story and happy birthdays to Sir Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson.


Episode 94: More Friday Night Fun


More semi-coherent thoughts for a Friday night. Classic rock radio reminiscing, the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, one last thing about Game of Thrones, and a new Cheap Trick song, a cover of Harry Nillson's "Ambush."

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Episode 93: So Long, Game of Thrones & Feeling Included


A $2,000 Uber ride - to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Plus, the end of Game of Thrones, why being included feels so good, and a review of The Winery Dogs concert in Minneapolis.

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Episode 92: Interview with Freelance Journalist Darren Paltrowitz


Darren Paltrowitz is a NYC-based freelance music and entertainment journalist, author and podcaster. who's work has appeared in the New York Daily NewsChicago TribuneL.A. TimesInquisitrThe Daily MealThe Hype MagazineAll Music GuideGuitar WorldTheStreet.comBusiness Week and dozens of other outlets. We talk about his excellent new book, Good Advice From Professional Wrestling: Full Contact Life Lessons (Leadership Every Day) written with D.X. Ferris, which is filled with insightful and motivational information and quotes from some of the biggest and most influential athletes in pro wrestling. We also get into wrestling's influence on rock artists. Darren also has a terrific podcast, Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz featuring exclusive interviews with top entertainers, entrepreneurs and other influencers including Adam Carolla, Dionne Warwick, Diamond Dallas Page, Eddie Trunk, Kaley Cuoco, Adam Duritz, John5 and many others.

For more information on Darren, his writing, and his podcast, visit Paltrowitz.com. His new book is available at Amazon.com and other retailers.

Episode 91: Rachel from the We Are Weezer Podcast


This week Rachel from the We Are Weezer Podcast visits and we talk about...Weezer, of course! We dive into the band's enduring popularity, their big 2019 with the "Teal" and "Black" albums, and the We Are Weezer Podcast - the longest-running podcast about Weezer. Plus, trying to stop saying "You know..." and "ummm," and some rambling thoughts on the new HBO documentary Chernobyl. 

The We Are Weezer Podcast is available everywhere you get podcasts including WeAreWeezer.com and you can follow Rachel and the podcast at Facebook and Instagram.

Find out more about Chernobyl at HBO.com

Be good to yourself and be good to other people.

Episode 90: Interview with Kyle Grappone, Youth Educational/Motivational Speaker


Kyle Grappone is a youth educational and motivational speaker, guiding, mentoring and educating high school and college students. His goal is to motivate students to think differently, prepare for their future and answer the question "what type of person do I want to be"? We talk about how he got started, challenging young adults to think differently, getting ready for college and careers, his keynote speeches, and much more. In addition, we discuss Kyle's new book To The Next Step: Your Guide from High School and College to the Real World. 

Find out more about Kyle and to order his book visit www.kylegrappone.com and at Instagram, @KyleGSpeaks 

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