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Ep. 331: Conor McGahey – Radio Broadcaster for the Colorado Avalanche

Conor McGahey is the radio voice of the 2022 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche for Altitude Sports. I talked to him the day after the celebratory parade that brought 500,000 people into the city (and no arrests!) about this insane Cup run, his career, and our mutual friend Reed Saunders (who is directly responsible for…

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Top 5 Sentimental Favorite Avalanche Players

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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My Top 5 Top 5 Fun Friday Lists That Just Don’t Work

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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Ep. 330: Jon Eks Solo – 40 Is a Mindf*ck

I’m not going to bore you with a lot of text here. I’ve been 40 years old for about 10 months and it’s a total mindfuck for two reasons: Ideally you have the freedom to be who you most want to be and the resources to achieve that; You are out of excuses for your…

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Ep. 329: Justin Duran – Lead Singer of The Frickashinas and Center Scenes

I first met Justin Duran in like 2002 when he was fronting a band called Dysarranged. He was a guest on my college radio show in preparation for a big, all-day punk rock festival one of my colleagues was putting on. We hit it off immediately. When Dysarranged broke up, Justin (and his co-lead Brian,…

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Ep. 328: Megan Carvajal – Executive Director of The Blue Bench

Megan Carvajal is the Executive Director of The Blue Bench, the Denver Metro Area’s comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center, and an organization to which I have given money for many years. If you’d like to give money yourself, you can do that through this link. On this week’s episode, we discuss how Megan…

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Ep. 327: Joe O’Dea – Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado

Joe O’Dea is currently running for a seat in the United States Senate representing Colorado and seeking to defeat incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Here are the first few sentences from his “Meet Joe” page on his campaign website: Joe’s a political outsider, and a conservative. Joe O’Dea is the CEO of a Colorado construction company…

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Ep. 326: Kyle Ryan – Creator of Band Name Bureau

If you were a fan of The AV Club, as I was and largely still am, then it’s safe to assume one of the features you looked forward to at the end of each year was The Year in Band Names. The creator of that delightful and staggering annual piece of work was Kyle Ryan….

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Top 5 Favorite Movie Car Chase Sequences

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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Ep. 325: Julio Trujillo – Co-Founder of Colorado Trivia League

Julio Trujillo made his first appearance on this show more than 7 years ago on Episode 42 as part of pub quiz juggernaut team The Slumpbusters. Since then, he’s gone on to be a runner-up on Jeopardy! and a winner of the ABC game show The Chase, while still kicking ass at pub quiz all…

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