We were honored to have Demian Ross @demianross on and things got real. He shared the twists and turns his life has taken, how he had used adversity to drive him towards his goals, and a true insight into the world of a digital nomad.
Kevin Nether (@techninjaspeaks) joins the crew and helps give some insight to the world of content creation, balancing different priorities, and how all that glorious tech influences his life. And, as a fellow Michigander, it was confirmed that he is a solid guy!
Matt Freeman has been a sales rep 21 years for Ball Seed Company of W Chicago, which is a 110 yr old family business, 3rd generation and the largest distributor of annuals/ perennials / other greenhouse needs to commercial greenhouses.
Previously worked in Chicago in commercial landscape.
This is a good one! Seth Chapman is the Roast Master for Water Street Coffee in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Seth is responsible for sourcing and roasting coffee for Water Street, as well as quality control, roast profile development, and many other coffee and tea-driven projects. He is a certified Q Grader, and has just returned form an origin trip to Costa Rica earlier this month.
John Darling (https://www.instagram.com/icecoldathlete/) hops in the podcast to chat about the challenges facing officers in our modern world, the training and fighting involved in MMA and a story or two about past guest Rich Austin @riaustin27
Jeff Julian (@jjulian @Entmktr) CEO with Squared Digital helps the guys to discover how marketing, advertising, and PR are the same but different.... but the same... sort of. He shares insights on how to reach specific customers and for the love of everything, do NOT drink kombucha.... (the joke that will not die).
Jason and Jon had the pleasure (absolute pleasure) of speaking with Kalamazoo legend Judy Sarkozy of Sarkozy Bakery. The conversation ranged from her beginnings. her heartfelt connection to Kalamazoo, the early connection to Bell's Beer and how Jason wouldn't stop asking about Italian bread. A truly fun episode!
Chris O'Neill, the owner of OneWell Brewing, joined the crew to chat up craft beer, drinking local, growing into a Kalamazoo institution (my words) and Effing Pumpkin Ale... Seriously, if you like beer, fun times and killer food, consider a visit to https://www.onewellbrewing.com/
Kelly Reddin, Master Trainer with Lego Education, stops by the podcast to chat about the power of play, STEM learning and the creativity of thinking outside the box. Oh, and bricks..... we talk about bricks.
Voice Over artist Josiah Bildner joins the crew ( https://josiahvoiceover.weebly.com/ ) and hilarity ensues. We discuss how one gets started in voice-over, the roots of his acting, and stuff coming at you SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!
40ish welcomes Kari Bulkley, a former tech company employee who followed his lifelong dream to become a trucker. Kari shares the process one takes to become a driver, some interesting things he has learned and how to safely navigate the road as a pesky '4-wheeler".
Wow...what a year! 2018 saw 40ish grow from a few listeners a week to averaging over 100 per episode and growing! In fact, we just surpassed 5000 downloads! Jason, Jon, and Lance look back on the year that was in our podcasting journey. What have we learned, what can we do to improve and what is next! Podcast40ish@gmail.com
Longtime friend and lawyer (and math teacher... and former cellist) Elizabeth Dick of theoklahomainternetlawyer.com joins us to talk about family law, the evolution of being called to do good in the world and why her O I L logo works!
Talk about alliteration in the title! Tom joins the guys and gives us some amazing insight into Habitat and how they serve our community and others. He also guides us through some basic homeowner style tools and repairs.
Jason, Jon, & Lance take a break from the norm and just chat with each other about stuff. Like the half marathon that Lance is embarking on OR Jon informing us both what makes a good parent and seeing GWAR live and Jason recalls some of his favorite guests of the past year and shares how you could be involved! @jay2thavee @monjoody @a_bear920 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shauna Hedgepeth, colloquially known as Hedge (@approx_normal on Twitter) joins the podcast to chat about math, midlife crisis, basic skills everyone needs to know.... and why she cannot say poutine...
Nearly the ENTIRE IBC Posse stops by for this special episode with our #1 fan (and keeper of the basement) Mrs. Hebert! Join Jason, Moody, Lance, Tucker, Burow, and Conrad for this whimsical look back at that haven of fun (Lance's Basement) and basically... well... its an hour long laugh track!
Realtor Patrick Bird ( https://t.co/Da0ONVCyWt ) joins the guys to talk about all that Kalamazoo has to offer in terms of buying or selling your house, what you should focus on when looking to sell, and whether or not Jason was a good teacher in his district while Patrick was his Superintendent. Spoiler: He was. Take THAT Moody!
The guys welcome in Rich Austin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/riaustin1/) of Sandler Training to talk about having tough business conversations, the how and why to have honest conversations, and the realization that there is an amazing Chicago pizza joint that the crew hasn't been to!
The team hosts a Grab Bag episode and topics are vast. Jason, Lance, Jon and Andy pose a few questions to each other and we discuss a few topics including, altruism, problems, hobbies and more. Unsurprisingly, Jon says a few inappropriate things, which causes Jason to cower.
The guys welcome in STEM teacher extraordinaire Andy Losik ( @mrlosik ) to talk tech, the lack of children's creativity and alternative skill sets. Testing out a new recording software...how is the sound quality?
The guys welcome in John Mahlstedt (@jdmahlstedt) teacher extraordinaire and proprietor of Johnny Barbecue (@johnny_barbecue) in NoCal. They discuss....well.... barbecue...... and other things.... but barbecue seemed to be a theme...
Jason, Jon and Lance welcome in Jen Tonon (gamer/musician/badass) to chat about gaming (both classic and current) and where she sees the state of gaming today.... or something like that. Hilarity ensued all the way to the very end. SPOILER: Stay until the end.
We get deep.... and laugh.... and Jason gets a little too much airtime..... but since he is typing this, he will let that slide. Jason is joined by Jon, Lance and Andy... but plenty of people get the nod.
Jason is joined by Jon, Lance, Andy, and Conrad to discuss how they got to their current job, the twists and turns that resulted in their chosen path.... and whether or not it was their actual chosen path..... and Andy and Jason crack up in the middle.... uncontrollably...
Our thanks to Jon Moody (www.justmoody.com) for the badass new theme music! twitter.com/Podcast40ish
Jason, Jon and Lance make the bed, clean the bathroom, mow the lawn and dive deep into responsibilities, habit vs. muscle memory and riducle Jason for not earning an allowance...... twitter.com/Podcast40ish
Jason, Lance, and Jon talk about where they have been this past week (Lance consuming craft beer in North Carolina and Jon gigging with https://www.alexxcalise.net/) and how they had spent and may spend their upcoming 4th of July holiday. twitter.com/Podcast40ish twitter.com/monjoody
Jason, Lance, Andy and Josh welcome in fellow Waverly Class of 1994 alums Marcus LaPratt and Kevin Pease for a whirlwind conversation about this wonderful creativty inducing activity that helped shape much of our adult lives. Got an idea for a topic? Ready for some upcoming episodes about the comparissons between our lives as kids and our lives as parents? Reach out to us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/Podcast40ish
Jason, Jon and Andy dig deep in the memory banks and recall several funny, and disturbingly specific, stories about each other. Many, MANY laughs were had by all! THink you have a topic for an upcoming episode? Share it with us by calling into our show on Anchor OR hit us up on Twitter twitter.com/Podcast40ish
Jason and Lance hold down the fort and welcome in the one, the only Eric "Flea" Falker to the podcast. The magical years of 1990-1991 are chatted about with memories ranging from sports to classes... to a going away party as Eric left us after one year. Join the conversation on Twitter at twitter.com/Podcast40ish
Today the crew (with a newly minted Twitter handle - twitter.com/Podcast40ish) chat about newspapers and the colorful magic within. Well, sort of.... they chat more about comics, characters and what they would do if given control. Some language is saucy... you have been warned!
SPOILERS!! Today Josh, Andy, Jon, and Lance educate Jason on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.... and they quickly realize he is going to be a below average student. SPOILERS SPOILERS regarding Avengers: Infinity War
Part 2 we will be discussing the comics of the daily newspaper variety... stay tuned!
On our fourth edition of 'Grab Bag' Jason, Jon, Lance, and Andy welcome in fellow WHS alum (1995) Toni Chamness-Jobe from just south of Lance in South Carolina. Movie characters, cars, adulting (hard) and realizations are shared in this awesome episode! Got an idea for a podcast topic? HIt Jason up on Facebook or Twitter @jaythavee
Jason, Moody (Jon), Lance, and Burow (Andrew to the rest of you) chat abolut their fondest teacher memories. Who influenced us, who was the most memorable.... and who... well.... you will just have to liosten!
Jason, Jon and Lance welcome in Josh Holmberg (Waverly High School 1994) to chat up all things... well, most things, marching band. The challenegs, the lessons, the ear canal toothpaste (it was a thing, just listen).
The guys have a deeper conversation about what they define as extra-curricular activities, both from the youth and with the current lives. We unearth several previously unknown facts about some and solidify our understanding of the activities of others. PROGRAMMING NOTE: There will be a 1-week hiatus as the crew takes some time. We will be back and better than ever after the break. Have an idea for a show topic? Share it with us! Tweet at @jay2thavee or respond to this post.
Jason and the guys talk about music...... as the title suggests. We play a little game trying to jog our memories of the top charts from 1990-1995, concerts we wanted to attend, albums that might have defined us, and discovered that we have only cracked the surface of what we could (and will) talk more about in upcoming episodes. Got a topic idea? Tweet those ideas to Jason @Jay2thaVee or post them on Facebook.
The Fearsome Foursome (man that does NOT sound right) chat about various lunch antics durig their time in high school and then branch off in other topics related to our school expereicnes. Jon, Lance, Andy and Jason are always looking for new topic ideas! Have one? Care to share?
Jason and the guys have a great conversation about their first cars and stories around them. And in a technical glitch, which is just Jason being an idiot, we realize that the first half-hour is missing because he failed to hit record. But man that second half is pure recording gold.
The guys chat about jobs they've had throughout their entire lives. Everything from the forgettable high school roles to various interactions they've had with other jobs throughout their careers. This is truly where we learned things have changed and that Andy is a destructive force with former jobs......
Jason, Andy, and Jon all come back from their travels and discuss topics from our second grab bag episode. Maybe you'll hear about cereal. Maybe you'll hear about music. Maybe you have a suggestion for the next episode topic?
While Jon is away Jason and Andy explore the podcast known as the grab bag. Each person in the podcast brings a topic to discuss and doesn't share it prior to airing. That means all of our answers feelings and reactions are true and immediate as we have had zero time to think on them. This one's a little deeper than normal not as much hilarity.