If you wanna walk the walk, you gotta talk the talk. In this case, "walk the walk" means get a job, and "talk the talk" means...what it sounds like. Talk yourself up. It's called schmoozing, and it's an art as ancient as humanity itself. That's why Cody wrote Schmooze: What They Should Teach at Harvard Business School, which could be seen as the diplomatic partner to Sun Tsu's The Art of War. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it really is an important skill. Without it, this podcast never would have existed. What a horrifying thought.
If you've been not particularly happy with Disney's behavior over the past two years, you're not the only one. That may be why they ousted Chapek after just under 1000 days and brought back Iger. Or maybe they just couldn't handle the "Paycheck" joke any more. It seems like eschewing the young is happening all over the place. Angela Alvarez just won the Latin Grammy for new artist at the age of 95. And let's not even talk about the age of our most recent presidents. The whole world is telling kids to get off its lawn. And really, who can blame it? Dang kids.
Two years ago, in the middle of covid, Kathryn's dad was trying to come back up north from Arizona. He was alone in a nursing home and couldn't get back to see his family. But then, Veterans Airlift Command stepped up and gave him a free flight to honor his status as a World War 2 veteran. There are millions of veterans out there, and thousands of them can't visit family or return home due to poverty, PTSD, or injury. That's why Jen and crew are giving flights to wounded veterans, fueled by your donations. Bitcoin not accepted. It's too confusing.
Apparently Jay Leno and Kristyn have a lot in common. They're both from the same town, apparently. They've also both had severe burns. I never said that having things in common is necessarily a good thing. This podcast also shares some commonalities with a celebrity. Sylvester Stallone has a Palm Beach house with many pools, while we have an inch of slush outside our office building. You could probably swim in it if you really wanted to. So really, we're not all that different.
Elections can't be trusted. Movies can't be trusted. Crypto can't be trusted. Not even our football teams can be trusted. The Vikings, in the lead? Something insidious is clearly going on. So you have two choices. You can either succumb to paranoia, or you can put your trust in something concrete and dependable. Something that's been there since the very beginning. That's right, we're talking about this podcast. Hey, it's true if you're under eleven years old.
Every culture has their own mythology related to death. Most of them are pretty much the same: you die, you go somewhere else. Sometimes that place isn't so good, but usually it's at least a lateral move. But for all the worrying we do about the afterlife, we often don't do a great job at making sure this life goes smoothly. Taking stupid risks, getting involved in crime, that sort of thing. Sleiman knows firsthand how dangerous life can be when you enter the criminal world, and he also knows how freeing it is to break out of it. Be like Google used to be, long ago. Make "don't be evil" your motto.
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What do you get when you cross a human with more money than they know what to do with? You get a lot of very bad behavior. Aside from extremely bad opinions, this is the thread that connects pro athletes, politicians, and celebrities. Oh, and drugs. That's another thread. And plastic surgery. Actually, all rich people have quite a bit in common now that I think about it.
Minneapolis has quickly earned a reputation over the past couple years as a pro-crime city. Its leaders are also boggling over the fact that nobody wants to be a cop there. It's a real mystery, that's for sure. Scott Rose, sheriff in Dodge County and host of the Officer Down Podcast, comes on to talk about slain police and the efforts to smear them all as evil. Hopefully all it takes is some awareness to get people to realize that law enforcement is a preferable alternative to endless violent crime. Hopefully.
Listen to Scott's podcast here: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/24775782
Just take those old records off the shelf, because Spencer is about that old time rock and roll. He's not just about it; he produced a lot of it. Quiet Riot, Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, and even the Beach Boys were among some of his credits. Needless to say, he knows his stuff when it comes to the music of the past half a decade. To learn some of that stuff, watch The Day The Music Died: The Story Of “American Pie" on Paramount+.
The world is such a depressing place. We're all born dead, we suffer, and then we get reincarnated to do it all again. How do you cope? You lighten up, that's how. If Jesus can laugh and pet a golden retriever, so can you. If you're not quite ready for that level of lightness, try just turning off the news. You'll find that your fear levels drop significantly.
The Tom Barnard Show, AKA The Family, features local and national guests and is heavily focused on humor. Tom Barnard, host of the #1 local morning show in the United States since 1986, created the podcast with the goal of a show with more creativity and flexibility than radio. Tom hosts the show along with his wife Kathryn, daughter Alex, and son Andy.