Between a Pod and a Hard Place

Between a Pod and a Hard Place

By Stephen Culton
Have you ever worked retail, do you get frustrated with people in general? Get a glimpse at some of the stories from a real life store clerk, and tag along for the ride as we get stuck between a Pod and a Hard Place.
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Episode 16: Mommy and Me!
In this special Mother's Day edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, I talk to the wonderful woman that gave me life, my mom.  This episode is dedicated to all the mothers out there, you gave us life, taught us, helped us grow, we would be nowhere without you... THANK YOU! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Helping out a friend: For the time being, I will be helping out my buddy Sean Smith with his much needed medical expenses.  As I have mentioned before, Sean has many medical issues and had tested positive for Covid-19.  I can't do much to help him financially except reach out to my listeners for support.  If you can, you can make donations to Sean in the following ways: @SSmithOfficial (517-974-8574) CashAp$SSmithOfficialp -  PayPal - ssmithofficial@gmail.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace You can now subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FBt30CmCFPJ88s6A1hqSg/ Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message Leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/Betweenapodandahardplace/reviews/
52:51
May 10, 2020
Episode 15: The Dream!
In this edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, I analyze a dream I had while taking a nap!  This was definitely the weirdest dream I've had in some time, and it centered around my dad, who came back to life after having passed away Five months ago.  There's also another crazy sci-fi element so make sure to listen to get the full story! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Podcast Showcase: This week we feature,   Meet Jorge & Jenn,  husband and wife that love movies, comic books,  video games, and talking shit about everything under the sun. https://audioboom.com/channels/5022101 Get your Beaver Rodeo Tees, Stickers, and more here: https://nekolaz.threadless.com/designs/beaver-rodeo-tee Donations to Beaver Rodeo @ https://ko-fi.com/beaverrodeo#paymentModal Follow us Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beaverrodeo Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeaverRodeo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beaverrodeo/?hl=en #podcast #obeyme #obeymeshallwedate #cancelculture #Rant #Jayandsilentbob #Benaffleck #henrycavill #toxic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Helping out a friend: For the time being, I will be helping out my buddy Sean Smith with his much needed medical expenses.  As I have mentioned before, Sean has many medical issues and had tested positive for Covid-19.  I can't do much to help him financially except reach out to my listeners for support.  If you can, you can make donations to Sean in the following ways: @SSmithOfficial (517-974-8574) CashAp$SSmithOfficialp -  PayPal - ssmithofficial@gmail.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace You can now subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FBt30CmCFPJ88s6A1hqSg/ Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message Leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/Betweenapodandahardplace/reviews/
38:48
May 10, 2020
Episode 14: What Quarantine Means to ME!
In this week's edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, join as I discuss the frustrations of work, talk about by dad a bit, and mention some of my collectible action figures (No they are not dolls). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Podcast Showcase: This week we feature, HuuuH Podcast! with Dino and Michele Gangale! GANGALLEY PRODUCTIONS is on a mission to bring you a both the most entertaining and enlightening content you’ve never heard. Our flagship show Huuuh? Podcast brings together conversations about  genre cinema, faith and family issues while spreading the message of  BEING DECENT TO EACH OTHER  even when we don’t see eye to eye. Our Youtube channel also supplements the podcast with exclusive content found nowhere else. So make sure you like, and subscribe. Check em' out! Website: gangalley.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292590204630595/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJi3cFYy-PLnWch-6eqIQZQ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Helping out a friend: For the time being, I will be helping out my buddy Sean Smith with his much needed medical expenses.  As I have mentioned before, Sean has many medical issues and had tested positive for Covid-19.  I can't do much to help him financially except reach out to my listeners for support.  If you can, you can make donations to Sean in the following ways: @SSmithOfficial (517-974-8574) CashAp$SSmithOfficialp -  PayPal - ssmithofficial@gmail.com. Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace You can now subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FBt30CmCFPJ88s6A1hqSg/ Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message Leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/Betweenapodandahardplace/reviews/
24:52
May 3, 2020
Episode 13: Quarantine!
In this week's edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, I discuss life without my father, why this podcast helps, and what I've been doing in "quarantine".  Podcast Showcase:  This week we feature: Fact or Fantasy with Chase and Josh. Travel  across the widespread universes of fantasy. Sit at the table with the  Riddikulus crew as they debate the rise and fall of fantasy as we know  it. Helping out a friend: For the time being, I will be helping out my buddy Sean Smith with his much needed medical expenses.  As I have mentioned before, Sean has many medical issues and had tested positive for Covid-19.  I can't do much to help him financially except reach out to my listeners for support.  If you can, you can make donations to Sean in the following ways: @SSmithOfficial (517-974-8574) CashAp$SSmithOfficialp -  PayPal - ssmithofficial@gmail.com. Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message Leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/Betweenapodandahardplace/reviews/
37:07
April 27, 2020
Episode 12: Code 8
In this exciting episode of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, I talk to Chris Kirkpatrick as we discuss the new film, Code 8, starring Stephen and Robbie Amell.  Listen as we give our takes on the film, and discuss what life would/could be like with similar super human abilities.   SPOILER WARNING:  We WILL be discussing the ending of the film so if you haven't seen it, you may want to go watch it on Netflix before you listen to this podcast.  PODCAST SHOWCASE:  Rated “TOP 15 SHORT STORY PODCAST” for 2020.  After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories, and audio and video podcast discussions, across genres, to draw out deeper discussions with  friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract  ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion  questions.  Find it by searching, “After Dinner Conversation” on your  podcast app.” Helping out a friend: For the time being, I will be helping out my buddy Sean Smith with his much needed medical expenses.  As I have mentioned before, Sean has many medical issues and had tested positive for Covid-19.  I can't do much to help him financially except reach out to my listeners for support.  If you can, you can make donations to Sean in the following ways: @SSmithOfficial (517-974-8574) CashAp$SSmithOfficialp -  PayPal - ssmithofficial@gmail.com.   Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to:   Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace   Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message   Leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/Betweenapodandahardplace/reviews/
45:09
April 20, 2020
Episode 11: ElseWords!
In this EXCITING edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place,  join as I look at my emotional state Four months after my father's death.  Stick around to once again welcome the one and only Chris Kirkpatrick as he and I discuss one of our favorite television universes, The Arrowverse shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Black Lightening) on the CW.   This weeks, "Podcast Highlight" comes from Geek Vibes Nation!  "Welcome To Geek Vibes Nation Podcast - This Channel Will Be A One Stop Shop For All of Our Terrific Shows From Geek Vibes Live, Top 10 with Tia, NBA GEEKLY, Mondays SUCK!, and Wrestling Geeks Alliance" Follow GVN on all media outlets! https://geekvibesnation.com/ Twitter: @GeekVibesNation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeekVibe/ YouTube: Geek Vibes Podcast Gmail: geekvibesnation@gmail.com Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message Leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/Betweenapodandahardplace/reviews/
1:33:54
April 14, 2020
Episode 10: HEROES!
In this edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, Chris Kirkpatrick joins us again as he and I discuss the hit NBC show, Heroes.  Sit back as we talk about how we first discovered the show and how it was Heroes that we have to thank for our friendship! We like to share the love in the podcast community, while you're stuck at home be sure to check out all the wonderful podcasts out there! This week I wanted to direct your attention to A Breath of Fresh Dating, a podcast right here on Anchor!  A Breath of Fresh Dating Is an authentic conversations about love, sex, dating and relationships in a  generation on the brink of online dating armageddon. Shedding light on  major issues, personal experiences, and solutions for a breath of fresh  dating. New episodes available every week. Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to:  Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace  Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message
1:07:34
April 6, 2020
Episode 9: Geek Time.
In this episode, we introduce writer/educator Chris Kirkpatrick. Listen as Chris discusses being a published author, educator, and our mutual love for comics, movies, and TV. Remember to check out Alan Donovan's podcast, The Father's Truth! anchor.fm/thefatherstruth Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message
54:57
March 31, 2020
Episode 8: Is it too late to end the hate?
In this edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, join me as I discuss my first trip to my dad's grave since his passing and listen as I give some perspective on what it's like to be a convenience store clerk in the midst of the treacherous Covid-19, aka... The CoronaVirus. Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message
31:55
March 18, 2020
Episode 7.5: Bad boys, Bad boys, whatcha gonna do?
In this edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, I tell the tale of the time when 4 police officers came to my home over petty b.s.  I also discuss future plans with this podcast. Thank you everyone for listening and as always don't forget to: Email us: apodandhardplace@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message
11:38
March 11, 2020
Episode 7: The Departure
This episode address the fact that Carrie Cananza voluntarily left this podcast.  We here at Between a Pod and a Hard Place wish Carrie the best in her future endeavors.  As it pertains to the contest/giveaway, If any of you are still interested I have some prizes I can send out to you if you so wish to partake.  I have some fun stuff I'm sure a lot of you would enjoy! This show will be moving forward even though Carrie abruptly decided to leave, I offer my most sincerest apologies that I cannot  give away the Mardi-Gras beads and magnets, Carrie agreed to that deal and she pulled out so I am sorry.  If you are still interested in those items, find her on Facebook and ask her if she still has them. Thank you all for making this such a wonderful experience! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace Email: apodandhardplace@gmail.com Voice Message: https://anchor.fm/Betweenapodandahardplace/message
08:11
March 8, 2020
Episode 6: The Jagermeister promotional model.
In this week's edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place, listen as we discuss the Impractical Jokers movie, announce a BIG DEAL coming for us in June, and Carrie discusses her time as a Jagermeister promotional model.  We are also giving away some Jagermeister magnets and Mardi Gras beads so listen closely for the details on how to win! As always, Don't forget to:  Follow us on Twitter @https://twitter.com/PodAndHardPlace  Shoot us an email: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Leave a voice message: anchor.fm/betweenapodandahardplace/message
49:04
March 7, 2020
Episode 6 Trailer
Check out the trailer for episode 6! Full episode and details coming Saturday, stay tuned!
00:47
March 4, 2020
Episode 5: Dating Online
This week, Carrie and I discuss and share a few stories of online dating. Also, get a taste of Episode 6 where Carrie will discuss her time as a jagermeister promotional model.  You don't want to miss episode 6 next week, stay tuned and you just might win a prize! Thanks to each and every one of you for listening, we literally could not do this show without you! A MASSIVE thank you to the always wonderful Carrie Cananza for going on this ride with me, she makes worlds move people! Wait until you see what we have planned this June!!! WOW! As always, Don't forget to:  Follow us on Twitter @PodAndHardPlace  Shoot us an email: apodandhardplace@gmail.com  Leave a voice message: anchor.fm/betweenapodandahardplace/message
53:52
February 29, 2020
Episode 5 Trailer
A little bit of episode 5 and a sneak peek at Episode 6.
00:54
February 28, 2020
Thank you!
We just wanted to thank all of our wonderful listeners out there, we couldn't do this without you!
00:38
February 24, 2020
The Fourth (episode) is strong in me.
In this weeks edition of Between a Pod and a Hard Place we talk more about frustrations at work and speak to special guest Carrie Cananza. Listen as Carrie lays out her complete irrational fear of little people and I try to rationalize her fear.  Please take a minute to also visit my buddy Sean Smith on Facebook. Sean has been through some challenging times and really deserves support from his fellow man.  Sean is one of the most amazing people I've had the pleasure of knowing, he could really use your help!  If you can't offer financial support, please share his medical expense fundraiser on Facebook!   https://www.facebook.com/donate/537790306832491/  And as always, Don't forget to: Follow us on Twitter @PodAndHardPlace Shoot us an email: apodandhardplace@gmail.com Leave a voice message: anchor.fm/betweenapodandahardplace/message
34:44
February 22, 2020
The Third One
In this edition of Between a Pod and a Hard place, we talk more about annoying situations in a convenience store, dive into how I'm doing with the loss of my Father, and really rant about an instance that caused A LOT of frustration!   Don't forget to: Follow us on Twitter @PodAndHardPlace Shoot us an email: apodandhardplace@gmail.com Leave a voice message: anchor.fm/beetweenapodandahardplace/message
20:53
February 8, 2020
Number 2
In this episode, I discuss more about my frustrations as a store clerk.  From stupid questions (There is such a thing) to rude customers, I share a few stories.  I also give an update on how I am doing after my father passed away.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PodAndHardPlace, shoot us an email at apodandhardplace@gmail.com, or leave a voice message by visiting http://www.anchor.fm/betweenapodandahardplace/message. Tune in each week as I find myself stuck between a pod and a hard place.
22:10
February 3, 2020
Between a Pod and a Hard Place.
In the first episode I talk about entering the world of podcasting, the loss of my father, and my hope to provide an outlet for others.
18:31
January 27, 2020