Shut Up and Laugh
By Brian Trendler
Public Speaker, Engagement Specialist, father, serial business networker, and a bit of a blunt force object; Brian interviews people of all walks of life and gets them to open up with 100% improvisational questions. Laughter is an often misunderstood skillset and fast becoming non-PC & even shunned in the workplace and in life. This is wrong. Interviewees bring stories of their own when laughter has saved their lives, helped overcome, and more. Everyone has stories that need to be heard, and especially citing the power of humor, the healing effects of laughter. Listen, laugh and learn!
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 41, Elizabeth Johnson
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 41, Elizabeth Johnson Meet the sweet, charming, intelligent and big-hearted Elizabeth Johnson and hear about her work with animals, how she handled the COVID lock-down, the truly paws-itively amazing work she does, her connection to Brian through her recent 2020 TEDx experience online and much more. Of course, in Shut Up & Laugh fashion, she's had to face some recent challenges and injuries in her life with laughter, smiles, and learned resiliency, but that's all part of what will make you adore Elizabeth even more. Learn about the incredible work she does for both the animals and people she works with, and enjoy her genuine can-do attitude about life, her work on her upcoming book, and her funny answers to our infamous wrap-up, including our James Lipton tribute 3 questions!
August 10, 2021
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 40, Mercy Haub
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 40, Mercy Haub ... While it took way too long to produce due to some technical issues, this interview is well worth the wait. Cancer sucks. Cancer isn't picky. Cancer can take the picture perfect scenario of an amazing young girl helping raise money to fight cancer, and twist it around and cause her entire world to pause with a sudden diagnosis. Mercy's story will make you stop, listen, admire, and immediately make you reach out to everyone you know and love to hug them so hard. Her strength, resiliency, determination, laughter and sense of humor will prove to anyone who doubts out there the power of love, laughter, and amazing organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I was honored to interview Mercy. I felt lucky to hear her story and am proud to call her a friend. Her family, her community, her old soul all come together through her smile to tell others that it can be ok..., there will be a cure, and it's ok to shut up and laugh. **Disclaimer: my professionalism gets destroyed at the very end with my outtro' that's standard for all my podcasts. I lost my mother years back to cancer, and the rollercoaster of emotion through the entire interview and "strength" in the final words triggered me. Huge thanks to Mercy for gracefully allowing me to lose it, and apologies to the viewers for my unprofessionalism.
June 29, 2021
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 39, Ashley Gutermuth
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 39, Ashley Gutermuth Host Brian Trendler interviews the very funny and extremely talented comedian, Ashley Gutermuth. From her own off-brand method of approaching humor, her attire choices, and her ability to run over 2000 days straight, she's all about making her mark and leaving them laughing. Learn about her recent brush with certain "Jerry," running on purpose, how her parent's jobs and workplaces effected her views and approach on humor, and why she treats everyone the way she wants to be treated. You'll walk away wanting to hear and see more of Ashley, and thankfully you can due to her rising star!
March 30, 2021
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 38, Steve D'Amico
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 38, Steve D'Amico ** WARNING, this podcast contains some mildly explicit language and/or humorous stories. This not a "Workplace Safe" broadcast on a speaker** Host Brian Trendler interviews a friend of his from 40+ years back, from the mean streets of Wickford, Rhode Island, Steve D'Amico. Not only were they childhood best friends, but little did they know that so many years later they'd reconnect to brand businesses, shop war stories (literally from his point of view) and realize that with the miracles of technology, social medias and video conferencing; really very little has changed since they were 10-year olds playing with Star Wars and GI-joe figures in their front yards. Steve's served in the military, has an inspiring and entrepreneurial story or two, loves his daughter fiercely and his wife even more, and while this podcast has some EXPLICIT MATERIAL that may not be suitable for a bluetooth speaker, it's filled with laughter, stories about resiliency, humor and joy.
February 01, 2021
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 37, Shawn Smith
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 37, Shawn Smith Host Brian Trendler interviews a true survivor and long-lost friend, Shawn Smith. Not to give it all away, but Shawn recently spent 90+ days in a hospital in the middle of a pandemic receiving a double-lung transplant. We think he deserves an award for "crappy timing" if nothing else other than the chance to have his story heard. He faces his every day with optimism, humor, and his love for his new wife, son and pets. He adores his transplant community, and truly makes every breath count. Listen, enjoy, learn, and maybe take a deep breath or two and just consider what you're grateful for. Shawn does this every day. WE all could learn from him. If you're feeling generous, please consider a donation of any size to his recovery fund. https://bit.ly/3sxNxpZ -- Receiving two lungs and maintaining his body's continued non-rejection of them takes vast resources. We know he'd be forever grateful for any donations to put a smile on HIS face as well as the air in his lungs!
January 14, 2021
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 36, Dan Mills
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 36, Dan Mills Host Brian Trendler interviews Bellingham's funniest Occupational Therapist, Dan Mills. Not only does Dan have to explain to others constantly what he does, but the reasons behind WHY he does may surprise you. Dan's a family man, an amazing Dad and husband, and wants only what's right for his kids and all around him. He faces his every day grind and the past year of COVID with optimism, pride, and a deep level of care for all he helps. Having recovered from the disease itself, he has a unique view on what it's all about, and why he needs to continue his truly good work..., once you all realize what the hell an Occupational Therapist with a propensity to joke really does. Also hear about THE GRIND, and amazing live comedy event on Thursday nights via social media, and so much more. Listen, Learn, Watch and LAF with us!
January 02, 2021
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 35, Judy Ann Michael
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 35, Judy Ann Michael. Host Brian Trendler interviews the funny, witty and very tired of being in Indiana guest, Judy Ann Michael. Not only is Judy an accomplished writer and author; but she's also extremely good at people-watching, embracing different US cultures when crossing state-lines, and not letting those subtle differences damage her sensibilities. Learn why she left the pacific northwest, what and who she encountered when she went "home" and why she's got a whole new appreciation for places like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. It's podcasts like this that not only shed light on different parts of the country, but also how gosh-darned different they can really be from one state to the next. Listen, laugh and learn!
December 28, 2020
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 34, Rebecca Murray
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 34, Rebecca Murray. Host Brian Trendler interviews the newly published Author, Rebecca Murray. Sometimes, interviews embarrassingly start off with some fun ups and downs, namely your host's ability to point out unintentional errors found in bios, but they got through it smiling! Not only is Rebecca an accomplished photographer, video editor, marketer, actor and author - but also extremely funny, humble and insanely smart. Listen to the incredible story behind her new book and it's inception in 1972: how it was rediscovered, and the underlining story threads through her own experiences with her mother as a young child which helped mold her by way of some incredibly scary and heart-felt situations facing pain, abuse, trauma, world travel and adversity. You'll be moved, inspired, and want to hear more.
November 12, 2020
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 33, Tyana Kelley
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 33, Tyana Kelley. Host Brian Trendler interviews the multi-talented owner of PurpleHorizons .com, Tyana Kelley. From working the political scene in marketing from her Centralia, WA home with Spokane clients, being a mother, a wife and simultaneously growing her own businesses as a coach, and design/marketing expert; she's got her finger on the pulse of when it's time to lead with humor, and most important - integrity. Her views on what it takes nowadays to maintain a steadfast attitude and still be there for everyone in her world will inspire you, and maybe cause a few laughs as you listen to her extremely blunt and satisfying answers to our end-of-show questions.
October 29, 2020
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 32, Audrey Kohler
Shut Up and Laugh - Episode 32, Audrey Kohler. Host Brian Trendler interviews newly minted author, Audrey Kohler about her experiences both in being a poet with her book, "Passenger Poet", a bit of an experienced old-soul, and a person who has trained her brain to find the positive in most everything. From some amusing and curveball-ish questions about her incredibly locked-down personal life, to her 1st grade surprise National Anthem song, Audrey will most surely win you over quickly with her laugh and way of viewing the world. Enjoy, laugh with us, and perhaps end up with a few wisdom-nuggets of your own to take with you!
October 24, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 31, John Fahey
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 31, John Fahey - Host Brian Trendler interviews the man hailed as "The Most Interesting Man in Seattle," John Fahey. This surprisingly modest and entertaining Author, 3x business owner, recent TEDx Speaker, and genuinely nice guy proves that you can never really get enough of doing the right thing when it comes to creating change and positive experiences in the world. His work through his company, Vacation Angels Network provides locations around the Pacific Northwest where vacation homeowners donate their properties to families to "reset" after traumatic diagnoses/recoveries, and sometimes the loss of a loved one. While not experiencing any particular childhood woes, he's still come out the other side as a focused, giving, and charming entrepreneur who also has a rock-solid grasp on the power of laughter, while helping families celebrate a recovery, or move through bereavement periods with his incredibly charitable and thoughtful organization... Prepare to enjoy, laugh and maybe feel a heart-string tug or two as you listen.
September 24, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 30, Gabriel Rutledge
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 30, Gabriel Rutledge - Host Brian Trendler interviews one of the funniest comedians in the country, Gabriel Rutledge. Both Capital High School alums, both share the same love and potentially fear of the Cougar mascot, Gabriel and Brian discuss everything from his comedian contest victories, his "Happiness Isn't Funny" book, being known as "one of the funniest comedians around who isn't famous," and what's it's like being a comedian in today's world with what the pandemic has done to comedy. Gabriel's funny, honest, and really just wants to be able to get away from his kids for a moment or two like the rest of us... His answers to the James Lipton tribute are surprisingly sweet, funny, and spot on. Give him a listen!
September 10, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 29, Karen Randall
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 29, Karen Randall - Host Brian Trendler interviews Transition Coach, Karen Randall. This episode is chocked full of humor, an in-depth dive into sub-personalities, dealing with 2020 beyond the Covid news lines and tackles the need for resiliency! Karen breaks down how she connects with her clients as a Transition coach, what her ideal client looks like, AND is looking for. Sometimes, one just needs to participate in an Artsy-Fartsy event! (no, that was no typo!) You'll hear just how big Karen's heart really is when you listen to her approach, motivation - and that's even before you hear her answers to our James Lipton tribute questions!
September 03, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 28, Kenneth Perry
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 28, Kenneth Perry - If a dialogue is to occur, a conversation must begin. please consider giving my interview with my new friend; the amazing, funny, talented, honest and thoughtful Kenneth Perry. While Kenneth and I cover a number of topics with some fun and levity, such as his career, family and more - we also dive deeper into how we connected, the Black Lives Matter movement, what it means to actually be an "Ally," and how to begin creating change. we barely scratch the surface, but you have to in order to grow, right? Kenneth deserves to be heard, and more important - to be LISTENED to.
June 11, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 27, Cory Baer
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 27, Cory Baer - Host Brian Trendler interviews Financial Advisor, Cory Baer. This episode features a new soundtrack intro, a solid 60 min of material, and much more that you can also find online at fb.com/lafechnw. Recorded using a Zoom session to connect, we not only meet to laugh and learn, but also to share some surprisingly deep materials. Cory covers the financial industry, generational life in Texas, what it's like to be a baby in an audience, divorce, alcoholism, weather shock, and so much more. You'll never look at an extra pair of pants again, trust us. Cory's answers to the James Lipton tribute is fun, honest, and surprisingly to the point!
May 21, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 26, Justin Rupple
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 26, Justin Rupple - Host Brian Trendler interviews Issaquah's very own comedian, voice impressionist, and actor, Justin Rupple. Recorded using a Zoom session to connect, we not only meet one another for the first time, but also experience a ZOOM bomb from an unexpected and shared connection. Throughout we cover the power of humor as comfort, security, armor and more. We laugh over shared comedian heroes, voice imitations, observations about life, careers and more. Justin's answers and willingness to play-along with the James Lipton tribute is fun, and we can promise you that you'll recognize some if not all of his hilarious and spot-on imitations! Listen and LAF friends!
April 23, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 25, Fiona Trendler
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 25, Fiona Trendler - From the "mouths of babes," comes a refreshingly new podcast with our Host's daughter, Fiona Trendler. We briefly tackle in this 30 min episode what it's like to be a 9 year old, dealing with me as a father, the power of humor, spooky jokes, handling oneself in our current COVID-19 society, and so much more. YES, this was a shameless opportunity to give his daughter some exposure to podcasting, but Fiona actually does share some valuable wisdom & of course, information about a crush she has too. She also tackles the James Lipton Junior questions like a pro! Listen, Laugh and Learn!
April 09, 2020
Coping with COVID-19, Our New Norm - Episode 24
We've all been absolutely smacked in the face with the reality of COVID-19 and it's effect on businesses, families, our own physical and mental health, and more. There's no better time to make sure we're checking in with one another, laughing, trying to support one another, but also ourselves during these difficult times. Every person, everywhere is facing a new normal that is not ideal, but we all have to band together and make it work for as long as we need to stay safe, protected, healthy and get through this. This episode is 100% dedicated to the responses from you, my audience with things we can do to stave off loneliness, stir-crazies, help kids cope, adults too, and much more. Listen, laugh, resonate with hopefully some of this, and share this episode to any you think this could help.
March 28, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 23, Sherra Jensen Grasser
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 23, Sherra Jensen Grasser - Host Brian Trendler interviews local Youth Empowerment Coach, Sherra Jensen Grasser. We cover multiple topics such as today's kids, what they're facing, the importance of recognition, what's going "right," her inclusive ME-Powerment camps, stories of impact, the benefits of being loud and so much more. Sherra tackles the James Lipton tribute answers with gusto, and will leave you laughing and wanting more.
March 12, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 22, Larry Snyder
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 22, Larry Snyder - Host Brian Trendler interviews TEDx Everett Speaker, 2 Author, Auctioneer, & loyal Starbucks employee enthusiast Larry Snyder. We cover life in Des Moines, the lasting effect of a Grandfather's words of wisdom, growing up with 5 sisters & surviving, being an entrepreneur, the real definition of Philanthropy, and so much more. Larry's answers to our, now more fitting, James Lipton tribute since his passing, is hilarious. I'm going to stand by my guarantee that you'll appreciate the nuggets you'll take home from this listening.
March 06, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 21, Samantha Rund
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 21, Samantha Rund - Host Brian Trendler interviews local actor, comedian, and coach, Samantha Rund. Working through the throes of multiple business entrepreneurisms', hear how the constant battle to find balance is often outweighed by time management, organization, and remembering to just "making the joke." We cover encyclopedias, what not to do with worms, how and who she's now coaching, dealing with being a female comedian in this world, why she had to leave LA and so much more. Samantha's attempt with the "one-word response" James Lipton tribute is hilarious, as is our mutual forgetfulness to watch the clock* before the break. (*hint: it cut us off INSTANTLY and without remorse at 29:59 for the first segment... whoops!)
February 20, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 20, Michael Piccolo
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 20, Michael Piccolo - Host Brian Trendler interviews local Caliber Real Estate Broker, Michael Piccolo. Hear the driving forces behind his astoundingly effective real estate business, and learn how he balances each day with humor; from the workplace, to his personal life with annoyingly adorable family. Not the tallest person in the room, hear how Micheal has always taken his 5'2" size and focused on becoming the biggest person in each room. You'll love how he does this. Michael takes on the "one-word response" James Lipton tribute and does his best, or at the least, he'll leave you with a smile. Listen, laugh and learn!
February 13, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 19 - Chelsea Tolle
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 19, Chelsea Tolle - Host Brian Trendler interviews local comedian, Chelsea Tolle. This Aberdeen native will make you laugh, reflect, squirm and hopefully relate to her shares this episode about how she has faced life's challenges head on, while always maintaining her own balance of humor, laughter, honesty and truth. From Vader the pug, Aberdeen meth, Biochemistry and her unique sense of humor, you'll laugh along with her. Chelsea also tackles the infamous James Lipton tribute with her "sorta 1 word answers" but wins our hearts for trying. Listen up.
February 06, 2020
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 18, Thomas Nichols
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 16, Thomas Nichols - Host Brian Trendler interviews local comedian, Thomas Nichols. Learn about his laid back concerns about being announced as a being "from Houston," his unnatural fear of sloths, love of horror movies, beyond chill way of looking at his comedy career and his job as an author & graphic novelist! Learn how he addresses each day with humor; from the workplace, to his personal life with an amazing "Lady by his side," to coin his phrase... Thomas tackles head on the James Lipton tribute and keeps us laughing while being chill.
January 17, 2020
SPOILER-FILLED STAR WARS 1-9 REVIEW, Episode 17
SPOILER-FILLED STAR WARS 1-9 REVIEW, Episode 17 -- If you've even wanted to hear 2 geeks "nerd-out" hard about the entire Star Wars Trilogy, then your prayers are answered. Local Comedian sensation, Manny Martin and podcast host, Brian Trendler cover the the "correct order" the entire Star Wars universe of movies, along with our personal ratings each, high points, lows, and even some WTF moments we've each experienced. It all culminates to the newest film, Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker, where they both cover the good, the bad, the fast-paced action, the tributes, the fan-pleasing and so much more. This episode does have some explicit language, so please be aware!!!
December 23, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 16, Ryan Mills
Shut Up & Laugh - Episode 16, Ryan Mills - Host Brian Trendler interviews local Business Banking Manager, Ryan Mills. Not satisfied with just handling everyone's money with ease, listen to what makes this gentle giant the funny-guy that he is. Learn how he addresses each day with humor; from the workplace, to his personal life with a recently "hitched" blended-family, kid's football coaching, and even finding the funny in networking environments. Ryan's tackling of the "one-word responses" to the James Lipton tribute is handled successfully and with a smile. Listen, laugh and learn!
December 20, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 15 - Amity Addrisi
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 15 - Amity Addrisi - Host Brian Trendler interviews the one and only Amity Addrisi. Not satisfied with being a King 5 Anchor, reporter, she's also a keynote speaker, & emcee. Learn where, in the face of what's reported on the news each day, some good some bad - her humor and "togetherness" comes from. Listen how she maintains it, and how important it is to make other's laugh in spite of your own mood and mindset. You'll also get to know where she's from, where she's been, and her potential fascination with geodes, skinny dipping, saying "ya'll" and making all her officemates love her job as much as she obviously does. Tougher questions include the loss of loved ones, abuse, and the process to move through it with laughter, love and healing. Being the professional she is, her "one-word responses" to the James Lipton tribute is nailed with enthusiasm and sass... what will they be?, listen and find out!
December 05, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 14 - Travis Luethe
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 14 - Travis Luethe - Host Brian Trendler interviews the Godfather of his children and good friend, Travis Luethe. Laugh as you learn about the weird sh*t people experience in short-haul trucking, how to keep your head down and humor flowing during mortar attacks overseas, and you he kept his head held high when he got home. Travis ALMOST nails all 3 of the "one-word response" James Lipton tribute but we figure 2 out of 3 answers earns him a purple heart in our book. Listen, laugh and enjoy his burgeoning voice-over skills with Brian! You can thank us later.
November 22, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 13 - Three Questions
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 13 - Three Questions - Brian Trendler focuses on three questions this time around, sans guest, to address people's choices each day, how to make friends (because a 9-year old can do it) and why Holidays should be shuttered. He also covers how YOU could become one of his show sponsors, and asks for some voicemails to be left by the listening audience if you need help, have questions, or just want to share a story YOURSELF about how humor and laughter helps you.
November 15, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 12 - Andy Vargo
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 12 - Andy Vargo - Host Brian Trendler interviews the man with many hats, Andy Vargo. Comedian, Author, Radio Host, Podcaster and Coach, this guy does it all. Learn where humor comes from, why it helps to be depressed when you write, how to open a convenience "Barf-Bag" in a hurry, and why the truth always comes out during ride-shares. Andy also plays along kindly with Brian's growing phobia to committing the spoken word to "paper," and even helps by sharing some tips about when and how to write for yourself FIRST, then others. The "one-word response" James Lipton tribute plays out well as Andy proves he's the FIRST person to answer them properly using only one word... what will they be?, listen and find out!
November 07, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 11 - Greg Bennick
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 11 - Greg Bennick - Host Brian Trendler interviews the multi-faceted, genuine and extremely funny, Greg Bennick. Lead singer of the punk rock band Trial, Founder of 100 for Haiti, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, renowned Juggler, fellow Cornish College of the Arts Alumni and game hen, and soon to be published Author. Learn how laughter has always been in integral part of Greg's methods, the POWER of "Yes, And..," why Kindergartners should be extremely important in everyone's life, and how to one-handedly tackle a keynote speech, ask for help, laugh all the way, and nail it all within a week's time. Greg also accepts the "one-word response" James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" and manages to successfully get 2 of those correctly.., well, one-worded.
October 31, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 10 - Marcelle Allen
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 10 - Marcelle Allen - Host Brian Trendler Interviews the wickedly talented and funny, Marcelle Allen. Owner of Dreamosity, Co-owner of LAF Tech, and two time Author of Developing Digital You and Financial Joy. Learn how laughter really did save her from experiences no one should have to experience, what an 8-year has to do to get thrown out of a plane, and hear her call to actions to the listening audience for those considering video usage. You'll laugh, get a little emotional, and thoroughly enjoy right along with Brian. Marcelle deftly tackles the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" and manages to answer at least ONE with the "one word" requirement.
October 24, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 9 - Silas Lindenstein
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 9 - Silas Lindenstein - Host Brian Trendler Interviews the multi-talented Silas Lindenstein. A local Pacific Northwest Comedian, Real Estate Broker, Podcaster of the esteemed and longest running comedy broadcast "Black & a Half," they cover subjects from how laughter can really save a person or situation, humor and laughter as a shield and defensive mechanism, not being "black enough," the college experience and the difference between Theater with an "er," versus and "re." Silas also tackles the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" and manages to maintain his whimsical, if not also observational humorist side of himself. This one's a must listen!
October 17, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 8 - Mavis Lamb
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 8 - Host Brian Trendler Interviews the amazing Mavis Lamb, Founder and owner of Mambo Productions. They cover one a truly incredible quote she has on her social media profile, the necessities of a kid to grasp onto the power of laughter and humor when a shy little girl is moved around too many times, & how some best practices when addressing an audience of one, or if you're on stage on front of a ton. Learn what's "Right" when you're choosing who to surround yourself with, plus why "Willing" is such a powerful word to embrace, acknowledge and live by. You'll love her answers to our James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" If you want to learn to laugh in business and life, Mavis is your gal.
October 10, 2019
Shut Up and Laugh, Episode 7 - Chief Greg Elwin
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 7 - Host Brian Trendler Interviews local Mill Creek Police Chief, Greg Elwin. They not only cover the shenanigans of being high school rivals, to the topic of the absolute necessities for laughter and humor in the workplace, & how the implementation of opportunities to talk, share, open up, even cry during station-based meetings has had incredibly positive results. There's some levity too, from Coffee with a Cop results, working with kids, and the newest, cuddliest, K9 recruit, Bagira. Greg also joins the ranks of those before him by successfully navigating through the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" If you've ever wondered how our women and men really are behind the badge, you won't believe your ears.
October 03, 2019
Shut Up and Laugh, Episode 6 - Omar Rivas
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 6 - Host Brian Trendler Interviews local business owner, International Speaker, TEDx & Executive Coach, Omar Rivas. They cover the today's toxic environment online, the mean streets of Manhattan, what "Frenemies" take away from one another after a 15+ year friendship, the power of apathy and it's ability to allow change, and so much more. Omar also eagerly embraces and answers the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" You've never heard a Cuban Shrek strike the chords quite like this guy, we promise!
September 26, 2019
Shut Up and Laugh, Episode 5 - Joshua Curtis
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 5 - Host Brian Trendler Interviews local business owner & attorney, Joshua Curtis, of Curtis, Casteel & Palmer, PLLC. They cover the legal field, boring peers, how everything happens at a Denny's, Little Nickel adoptions and so much more. Of course he also answers the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" You most definitely will here the Law & Order "Dah Duh Dahmmmm," playing in our head during this one!
September 19, 2019
Shut Up and Laugh, Episode 4 - Elise Enriquez
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 4 - Host Brian Trendler Interviews local woman-owned business owner, Elise Enriquez. They cover teeth, the explicit nature of the word "Shit" and how it's used in her business, the uplifting power of laughter, of course she answers the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" You most definitely will her succumb to brevity moment as she hits those answers spot on!
September 12, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 3 - What's the Point?
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 3 - What's the Point? Brian Trendler takes on some of his recent feedback on the new Shut Up & Laugh podcast series, thanks his sponsors, addresses the point behind the episodes (both past and future), outlines who he wants to talk to, and drops some advice on the power of laughter and humor.
September 06, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 2, Kermet Apio
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 2, Kermet Apio. Host Brian Trendler Interviews Seattle's own native Hawaiian on his love of pie, some Fact or Fiction checks, how he began his comedic journey, his relationship with humor, his status in the comedic community as a generous mentor, and of course has him answer the James Lipton tribute-twist on "Three Questions!" You most definitely will love how he tackles those!
August 30, 2019
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 1, Manny Martin
Shut Up & Laugh, Episode 1, Manny Martin. Host Brian Trendler Interviews the super funny and intensely talented Manny Martin on his sorted past, family, his views on trolls, humor censorship, his superman complex, and has him answer the soon-to-be-famous three questions. You won't believe his answers!
August 23, 2019
What is Shut Up & Laugh?
Brian Trendler takes a few moments to outline what this brand new podcast is going to be all about. You've got to listen in order to take in a little about him, the inception of Shut Up & Laugh, and plans he's got brewing for upcoming Podcasts!
August 08, 2019