Archive for May 2019

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.

Weapon of Self-Distraction for more distractions and

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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 His new book is available at and other retailers.

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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 and you can follow Rachel and the podcast at Facebook and Instagram.

Find out more about Chernobyl at

Be good to yourself and be good to other people.

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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 and at Instagram, @KyleGSpeaks 

Visit for more episode and various other distractions. Be good to yourself and be good to other people.



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