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On Surgery, Recovery, and Confession

“Ok, see you in a bit, babe. I love you! Good luck!” That’s my wife standing right at the doorway that separates the area she’s allowed to be in from the one she isn’t allowed to be in. “Whoa, hey! C’mere and give me a kiss, bay-bay!” There’s no fucking way I’m heading off to…

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On Fear, Health, and Tomorrow’s Surgery

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”― Margaret Atwood Unless I had a herniated disk in my back that shot hot pain knives down both sciatic nerves or a cough that I couldn’t get rid of for over a month or something outside of maybe…

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Ep. 354: Ed Gazvoda – Creator of Fireless Cremation

After doing this show for 9+ years, I thought I’d pretty much covered it all. Buddy, the fact that this show can still surprise me is a gift. Ed Gazvoda is the creator of Fireless Cremation, which is an alternative to the traditional, petrochemical cremation we’re probably all more familiar with. So, how is it…

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Forty-two

A few days ago I saw this tweet: I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it because look at big ol’ Nikola. He’s the best player in the NBA and he’s just boogeyin’ and singin’ along to a song he obviously knows and loves, glass of wine in hand, and everyone around him is…

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What Does a Podcast Producer Even Do?

I used to get impostor syndrome because I was worried I didn’t actually know what I was doing. I lacked confidence in my abilities, my knowledge or my experience. That’s the classic definition of the term. Now I get impostor syndrome because my job title sounds like it’s total bullshit. Tell someone you’re a professional…

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Ep. 353: Brenden Kumarasamy – Creator of MasterTalk

Brenden Kumarasamy is the Creator of MasterTalk, where he has speaking engagements, leads workshops, and offers individual coaching. Here he is in his own words from his YouTube channel: After coaching many business students on how to give amazing presentations for 2 years, I quickly realized that public speaking is a very difficult subject to…

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Ep. 352: Josh Martin – Former NFL Player, Smoothie King Entrepreneur

Josh Martin played seven seasons in the NFL and got an Ivy League education at Columbia University. He’s returned to Denver to open a Smoothie King franchise in the Central Park neighborhood. He joins me to discuss his NFL career as we discuss a multitude of facets of it. What was his first day like?…

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Ep. 351: Stacey Dee, Lead Singer of Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Stacey Dee (the one on the right in that picture, seen with her bandmate Linh Le), is the lead singer of Bad Cop / Bad Cop, one of my favorite bands. She joins me in advance of the Punk Rock Saves Lives Fest coming up on Saturday, July 22 at Ratio Beerworks in Denver. We…

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Tales from MVT: “Wires” by RED FANG

Tales from MVT is a regularly-occurring series of blog posts where I choose one of the videos from our Music Video Theatre sessions and write about it. Music Video Theatre has become one of the most fun and enriching experiences of my current life, and for a multitude of reasons, has sparked abundant creativity. It…

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Ep. 350: Adrienne Ash, Lead Singer of Plasma Canvas

Plasma Canvas is the self-professed “LOUDEST, GAYEST BAND IN THE WORLD.” And I can tell you personally that their new album DUSK is fantastic. I welcome their lead singer Adrienne Ash to the show to discuss it, what was in store for Plasma Canvas before the pandemic hit (it’s crushing), how existing as a lead…

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