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Blu + You

By Rod Franklin

This is the one and only podcast of SDGT's Blu, as he speaks his mind on games, tech, and... life.

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I didn't say that, Ma'am: Let's Be Clear Here + Current State: COVID-19

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Welcome To 2023: Are You Ready To Level Up?
Welcome To 2023: Are You Ready To Level Up?
If you utilize the information from this episode, you can truly level up. Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://sovrn.co/1ij7aur The shirt in the pic is from the Baby Fu Clothing Co. - https://www.babyfu.clothing/ Here are links for items mentioned in this episode: 3 Week Starter Workout - https://sovrn.co/1gq0v8p Sleep + Calm (Adult) - https://sovrn.co/srgpcxn Sleep + Calm (Kids) - https://sovrn.co/02zdcl6 Nose breathing product - https://bit.ly/3WJFFiH Sleep articles - https://bit.ly/3irXJPU Budget Book - https://sovrn.co/70z4cmz Just Dance - https://sovrn.co/1giiqmw Amazon Prime - https://sovrn.co/w6hx0k6 Amazon Luna - https://sovrn.co/154ex6o Roku - https://sovrn.co/1khin3g Hulu + Disney Plus + ESPN - https://bit.ly/3WQfqY2 HBOMax - https://sovrn.co/syqqj2y Netflix - https://sovrn.co/yuiq096 Pluto TV (free w/ commercials) - https://sovrn.co/1oayew0 Freevee TV (free w/ commercial) - https://sovrn.co/inx803a Freevee is free, but don't underestimate what you can enjoy. The new Judge Judy is on Freevee (formerly IMDb TV). These are great options to save money.
02:24:12
January 28, 2023
Should child support cards be a nationwide requirement?
Should child support cards be a nationwide requirement?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3FsXkFX  SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com Based on how often child support goes misappropriated, should child support cards be a nationwide requirement?
01:00:29
January 19, 2023
The reason I don't want Passport Bros to go Mainstream
The reason I don't want Passport Bros to go Mainstream
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3FsXkFX SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com This isn't an attack on the good guys and even women who travel or move to other countries, this is directly pointing to those with the scumbag energy as mentioned in a Zoom To Thailand live video. If I don't want nasty, toxic, and even criminal-minded people moving or visiting the United States, it's safe to say I don't want them going to other places with that mentality either. There are plenty of men who travel, and those who identify as Passport Bros who feel a similar way. #BluPlusYou #PassportBros #ZoomToThailand #GoodVibes #NoScumbagEnergy
17:53
January 08, 2023
Teachable Moments
Teachable Moments
This episode is brought to you by... Thread Market Z SDGT Affiliates This episode isn't for the sake of wagging a finger, it's all for the purpose of learning.
52:38
December 30, 2022
This is why some games have a small online community
This is why some games have a small online community
Brought to you by: Threat Market Z  SDGT Affiliates The mentioned articles: Dear Developers: Pushing Gamers Out With PC Specs Dear Developers: Taking A Step Back In Specs... Could Be A Win (on PC)!
18:42
December 23, 2022
What's the truth behind a lack of... Black Male sperm at Sperm Banks?
What's the truth behind a lack of... Black Male sperm at Sperm Banks?
I think it's more to it than just a lack of Black Male sperm. Let's dive in. • Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv • Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
01:02:31
December 15, 2022
Is it beneficial to be a... nice person?
Is it beneficial to be a... nice person?
This episode has been brought to you by: Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3FsXkFX SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com Believe it or not, I believe that there are benefits to being a nice person. In this episode, I present the reasons why. Based on one of the segment mentioned in this podcast episode, if you'd like to give to the cause contribute via CashApp: $BabyFu (Add a note "Clothes for Kids") The main site is: www.babyfu.clothing
01:29:29
December 08, 2022
Are Toxic People Worth Your Time?
Are Toxic People Worth Your Time?
Toxic people can cause you harm, freedom, and even death. Are you a glutton for punishment? Support this episode here: Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
01:25:33
December 03, 2022
Tia Mowry considers divorce from hubby, graduation?
Tia Mowry considers divorce from hubby, graduation?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode covers an interview with Tia Mowry explaining the reasons behind getting her divorce, calling it a graduation, and my thoughts about it. After thoughts included.
41:12
November 23, 2022
Do Good Guys Finish Last & Broke?
Do Good Guys Finish Last & Broke?
 Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ - This episode isn't for the people who take offense to me saying any of this, it's for the good men and their families + friends + loved ones who want them to avoid being treated like ATMs, garbage, and an afterthought. It's all about them maximizing their life and landing a woman who deserves a great man who wouldn't dare attempt to place them in the friend zone. If you find yourself in the friend zone, there's an episode for that in an earlier installment of the podcast.
01:08:42
November 17, 2022
Does Malika Andrews want Ime Udoka booted from the NBA?
Does Malika Andrews want Ime Udoka booted from the NBA?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ In this episode, I cover Malika Andrews going after Ime Udoka once again. Malika didn't seek punishment for the woman involved in this situationship either. There are people who don't want Ime to leave the Celtics, but they need to eat this loss. If they don't want him coaching for a period of time, and he could benefit elsewhere, it is what it is.  **I don't speak on Nia Long in this episode, because I don't know what their relationship is structured like, she's staying for a reason. Maybe part of it is that he's a great stepfather like her ex said, or she shrugs it off because they aren't married or they just have that type of understanding. I don't know, but that's their business to handle or not, the only issue she might have is that it got messy by being put out there. Who knows.
25:23
November 03, 2022
The benefits of being... considerate.
The benefits of being... considerate.
Believe it or not, there are benefits to being a considerate person.  Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
20:57
November 02, 2022
Parents + Kids + Gaming: Who decides how your children game?
Parents + Kids + Gaming: Who decides how your children game?
Support this episode here: Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ There are parents who just don't know where to get started in terms of picking out games for their children, but in this episode, the age ranges are explained! This is also for the parents who are ready to go after game developers for games they chose to buy for their children.
18:46
October 14, 2022
Choppin It Up w/ The Average Man Unplugged!
Choppin It Up w/ The Average Man Unplugged!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Check out The Average Man Unplugged on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3CDYTjg Often Black men aren't heard, so when we're choppin it up, it's worth a listen.
50:29
October 06, 2022
Should there be an age limit on cappin?
Should there be an age limit on cappin?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Cappin is basically a term that means someone is lying, usually to make themselves look bigger/better than they are or to make excuses. This episode isn't to bash the woman I'm talking about, but there is something to learn from her mindset.
18:21
September 29, 2022
Indentured Servitude to a Job?
Indentured Servitude to a Job?
Read the details for potential job opportunities or you could lose big. Show your love by supporting me at the links below: Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
46:16
September 23, 2022
Do single men with no kids have to give single moms a chance?
Do single men with no kids have to give single moms a chance?
Brought to you by... Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This discussion is for the sake of adding more clarity to a situation where broad brushes are often used. 
17:60
September 16, 2022
50 Dates 50 States: His life his choice
50 Dates 50 States: His life his choice
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Guy goes on 50 dates with 50 women, and he's facing backlash over it, but... the haters shouldn't be mad. This episode covers the reasons why. (Walking around the studio, forgot to connect the wireless mic.) #BluPlusYou #BluPlusYouPodcast #ThinkBeforeYouLeap #50Dates50States #Life #Dating #Relationships #Podcast
29:57
September 13, 2022
Quiet quitting: Why it's done, why I've done it, and why management should care
Quiet quitting: Why it's done, why I've done it, and why management should care
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode is all about quiet quitting and details that some people may not consider. This episode is for the good of the employees, which will also help the companies.
26:47
September 07, 2022
Do you hate solid relationships or find them motivating?
Do you hate solid relationships or find them motivating?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ A woman does something that seals the deal on why he wants to marry her, and the haters couldn't resist taking shots.
19:48
September 05, 2022
His ex keeps calling + Body Shaming for men?!
His ex keeps calling + Body Shaming for men?!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ *Afterthought included.
22:33
August 01, 2022
Think before you leap! Part 2
Think before you leap! Part 2
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Use this episode as another reminder to think before you leap into a bad decision. (Excuse the background sounds, I was on the road.)
37:52
June 10, 2022
The Passing & Bashing of Kevin Samuels
The Passing & Bashing of Kevin Samuels
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Stop, breath, listen, and think.
01:04:01
May 14, 2022
The Oscar goes to... the slap?!
The Oscar goes to... the slap?!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Will + Chris + You | The article discussed is here: https://sdgtent.sdgtstudio.com/2022/03/should-chris-rock-be-canceled-we-dont.html
15:31
April 01, 2022
EA Exec calls out industry leaders: Toxicity at work + How to deal with it
EA Exec calls out industry leaders: Toxicity at work + How to deal with it
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ I couldn't just leave it at that, let's go in-depth about some of the other things that occur on the job.
33:28
March 12, 2022
Rant Mode: My response to a listener who was ghosted over 3 times!
Rant Mode: My response to a listener who was ghosted over 3 times!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Words from a Ghost Buster: If you're being ghosted by someone, don't continue to reach out, let them do the communicating next time. If it's not like that, take the hint and move on. This isn't to be mean, it's to spare you time and help you move forward easier. It's frustrating to hear things like this happen because you're being a glutton for punishment rather than exercising the options you do have. I'll consider speaking on this in another podcast episode, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out how to navigate the friend zone, there are some solid pointers in that episode. Until next time, say not to ghosts, they'll haunt ya.
14:12
February 14, 2022
My Thoughts On: Drake, an IG Model, and... Hot Sauce?!
My Thoughts On: Drake, an IG Model, and... Hot Sauce?!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Stay safe out there when it comes to dating because meeting the right person for a long-lasting relationship isn't always the only thing to be concerned about, you also have those with criminal intent ready to pounce on others looking for love or relations.
14:44
January 17, 2022
Happy New Year: Let's Talk About... GOALS!
Happy New Year: Let's Talk About... GOALS!
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38:24
January 12, 2022
Is College Necessary?
Is College Necessary?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Use this link to check out the Udemy site mentioned in this episode. If you're interested in producing music like Frankarlo, use this Udemy link. I know people who are passionate about college, but I stand where I stand about school. Listen to this episode and ask yourself these 5 questions before taking that first step. Parents can take this and utilize it with your children. Go to the bottom of the Udemy site and see some of the companies that rely on the site for in-demand career skills for their team. Overall, look, research, and think before you leap. I hope this episode makes a positive impact on your decision of going to school, not going to school, or taking an alternate route.
19:18
December 26, 2021
Is Therapy A Good Pre-Relationship Requirement?
Is Therapy A Good Pre-Relationship Requirement?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Trying to ensure your next move is your best move in terms of your first or next serious relationship? You may want to check out this episode. Share it and discuss it with others who may need to hear it, including the recordings of a tik toxic woman who gets a kick out of starting arguments with her significant other.
25:31
December 22, 2021
NCAA's New Interim NIL Policy
NCAA's New Interim NIL Policy
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode covers the new interim NCAA NIL policy for student-athletes making money while in college. I have been for this for years and voiced my opinion on it numerous times. It's safe to assume that EA might try their hand at college sports games again, but maybe not if it means paying the athletes. Fair is fair if they want to use their likeness, or they can come up with imaginary athletes which would defeat the purpose.
19:19
July 02, 2021
Dear Developers: E3 Edition
Dear Developers: E3 Edition
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Did Xbox slay E3 2021? + We expect to play the games to play as presented! ___________________________________________________________________ If you want to check out some of the Dear Developer articles, click here.
15:40
June 15, 2021
Benefits of Thinking Positively + How to Do It
Benefits of Thinking Positively + How to Do It
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ Tired of being tired, thinking of ways to improve your health + mood + relationships? This is the episode for you; it's packed with some excellent information to help you... level up. I made a printout so that I can utilize it myself. Share share share this episode... it could save lives + relationships!
46:30
February 07, 2021
PS5 or Xbox X|S: Still unsure? Consider this!
PS5 or Xbox X|S: Still unsure? Consider this!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This may help you with your decision because it certainly helps mine. Check out some of the other episodes and add us to your favorites if you like what you hear. This episode was a spur of the moment, but longer installments to come!
10:46
November 29, 2020
Spousal support demands for Dr. Dre + don't rush into relationships!
Spousal support demands for Dr. Dre + don't rush into relationships!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode covers a list of demands from Nicole Young, Stephen Jackson leaving his potential wife at the alter, why you shouldn't jump into relationships + my response to an email.
49:57
October 19, 2020
My Response To: Ugly Guys Need To Work Harder
My Response To: Ugly Guys Need To Work Harder
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ I disagree when it comes to working harder in this sense. Click play and get my take on it. If you have any thoughts, leave a voice message or... email me at: BluPlusYou@SdgtStudio.com
16:08
August 11, 2020
I didn't say that, Ma'am: Let's Be Clear Here + Current State: COVID-19
I didn't say that, Ma'am: Let's Be Clear Here + Current State: COVID-19
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ When you hear what you want to hear, you may be hearing the wrong thing. + Current State: COVID-19 Share, respond, and consider supporting the podcast!
11:58
July 24, 2020
The ups & downs of the FRIENDZONE + How to navigate it!
The ups & downs of the FRIENDZONE + How to navigate it!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ I got an email from a listener seeking help for a friend who's in the... friend zone! (Yikes!)
12:28
July 06, 2020
Will Graduates Be Set Free From Student Debt?
Will Graduates Be Set Free From Student Debt?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This is an update to the proposed settlement in the Sweet V. Devos case. Here is the link for you to read for yourself: https://bit.ly/3eM5edS Do you think a former student of school should be left holding the bag (of debt) after they were wronged? Are you one of these former students? Leave a message.
12:01
June 30, 2020
Dear Gamers: Should A Game Be Bashed Because Of A Gamer's Skills?
Dear Gamers: Should A Game Be Bashed Because Of A Gamer's Skills?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode covers a topic about gamers, Father's day, and... racism.
13:26
June 22, 2020
Dear Developers: Should Game Developers Have Gaming Experience?
Dear Developers: Should Game Developers Have Gaming Experience?
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ In this episode, we are speaking to developers to ask... should game devs have gaming experience? Check out the full Q&A from the Curved Space development team... here - https://sdgtent.sdgtstudio.com/2020/06/qa-with-curved-space-game-developer.html
06:49
June 08, 2020
PS5 + Xbox + Mother's Day!
PS5 + Xbox + Mother's Day!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode delivers my take on the Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo on the Playstation 5, Phil Spencer's salty response, and a gaming-related trip down memory lane powered by Mother's Day! Support + Share + Game On!
14:22
May 15, 2020
EVO 2020 Cancelled... but there is good news!
EVO 2020 Cancelled... but there is good news!
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This episode contains news about the EVO 2020 cancellation + refusal to work a broadcast event + a prank call and... a call to help flatten the curve even more. Gamers & Fellow Citizens unite against Covid-19!
14:57
May 04, 2020
Gaming becomes harmful when...
Gaming becomes harmful when...
The downside to an unhealthy gaming addiction and how to... level up! Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
17:34
April 29, 2020
Opposites attract... but
Opposites attract... but
Opposites are cool in order to have a balance, but you still need to relate. Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
09:16
April 22, 2020
A Retail Giant... Responds!
A Retail Giant... Responds!
In this episode, you will find some light-hearted fun + the problem I have with a retail giant's response to SDGT's suggestion. Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
18:32
April 17, 2020
Let's talk about... COVID-19!
Let's talk about... COVID-19!
In this episode, I discuss Covid-19 (coronavirus), suggestions to flatten the curve, what we've done to help + what you can do. Stay well, please share, and game on! Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
30:09
April 14, 2020
My Response To A Recent Video Game Addiction Survey!
My Response To A Recent Video Game Addiction Survey!
It's not just black and white, what may appear to be a video game addiction, may end up being... something else. Add a comment and let me know what you think. You may be surprised at what games top their list for those with gaming-dependent behaviors. Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/
12:25
January 12, 2020
Dear Developers: Software Bugs
Dear Developers: Software Bugs
Brought to you by... Thread Market Z - https://bit.ly/3VISFFv Brought to you by... SDGT Affiliates - https://affiliates.sdgtstudio.com/ This is the very first episode, and... I thought I'd cater it to software developers that make games and other products. They receive our money, so...
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May 27, 2019
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May 26, 2019