Archive for the 'Life' Category

Author and automotive and Route 66 historian Jim Hinckley is the guest. Mr. Hinckley has written extensively on Route 66 - "America's Most Famous Highway" and his books include Ghost Towns of Route 66, Travel Route 66, The Route 66 Encyclopedia, and The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas. Jim is a fountain of fascinating facts and information and we discuss how and why Route 66 is so endearing and popular, its huge international appeal, and much more. There's also Route 66 road trip ideas, and some other interesting roads, like US 6. At the top: the deaths of comedic giants Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard. 

You can find out about Jim Hinckley's work and books at www.JimHinckleysAmerica.com

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How will entertainment - concerts, sports, etc. - and society, evolve due to COVID 19? Live Nation look will test drive-in and virtual concerts. The five-year-old kid that stole his parents car to go and buy a Lamborghini could be a great entrepreneur someday. Who was the Supreme Court justice that flushed? And the deaths of Little Richard and Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy.

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Happy New Year! Starting the start of the third decade of the 21st century, talking about New Year's Eve and seeing the always-amazing Cheap Trick. Plus, dealing with some anxiety, some new things to watch on HBO and the death of radio legend Don Imus. And, a Cool But Obscure Song!

For more visit Weapon of Self-Distraction 

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While in high school Rishi Sharma started Heroes of The Second World War, a non-profit organization whose mission is to interview veterans of World War II. He started by biking around his city to interview veterans and three years later he has interviewed over 1,000 veterans from the Allied countries around the world.

For more information, interviews and how you can get involved visit www.heroesofthesecondworldwar.org

 

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Happy and really healthy at (almost) 52-years old...what's working, why and how. What would you do if $120,000 accidentally ended up in your bank account? Plus, circumstances, timing, and eight (!) discerning months. And an obscure and absolutely incredibly awesome song.

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

 

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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 www.kylegrappone.com and at Instagram, @KyleGSpeaks 

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

 

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, and hello, 2019! Forget the usual year-end retrospectives, and best-of lists looking back, its better to look forward - to see and do all sorts of things. Plus, the Netflix original movie Birdbox, and the oldest woman in the world might not have been.

Assorted musings, lists, b.s., and podcast episodes are always at Weapon of Self-Distraction.

 

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The tragic death of a close friend. Box office numbers and more about straws.

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Back after a few weeks as its summer! Boycotting straws: did you know Americans use 500 million straws every day?!? Plus, those little roly-poly pill bugs do more than you think (and they're not really bugs)! Incredibles 2 is awesome...break-ups are easy/easier...and a club I really want to join.

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