Non-award-winning solo podcast hosted by a midwest raised, middle-aged generation X'er, selectively shy, attention seeking, introvert (but necessarily extroverted), former shock rock radio morning show host now a corporate marketing executive, energetic only child, with daddy issues, slight OCD, and adequately ADHD medicated grown ass man ranting into a microphone, from all over the world (but mostly from Downtown Kansas City, early in the morning daily.
Maybe my purpose in this world was to bring men and women closer together with this podcast. Could I by airing my dirty laundry and profound dark emotional unstable admissions can help others take a better look at themselves and become more self-aware & increase their self-worth, self-love & self-esteem at the same time? Fuck yeah I can. I'm just trying to change the world one miserable son of a bitch at a time, starting with myself! :) In today's episode, I help women understand men more. We're not all stereotypical Ron Swansons, John Waynes, or Denzel Washingtons. We have some surprises for you.
The article referenced in today's episode: https://thoughtcatalog.com/lorenzo-jensen-iii/2016/11/27-things-women-need-to-know-about-men-but-dont/
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It's no secret that a minority of people will admit that they are addicted to drama, but studies show that so many more are. What is it about drama addiction? I think I have the answer, its all about self-stimulation. What kind of metaphorical fuel do you need for stimulating yourself? Because if you don't know what it is, you will use other bullshit for fuel, like drama. Ride along as we go through the "10 Signs You're Addicted to Drama".
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If you asked my mother or most of my long-term friends they would say I was full of shit if I told you I was an introvert. Being able to fake being an extrovert was, and continues to be very convincing for me to others. What personality do you connect with more? Being an introvert or an extrovert? Have you had to fake it? I've spent 30 years pretending. An honestly it has worn me the fuck down.
Social media is a bittersweet thing. On one hand, we can share amazing things and also learn so much about our friends and other great things. On the other hand, it also gives us a chance to look into the shitty world of people we would never have known about nor known anything about their thoughts. See the garbage in the world, like racist old white people. They used to be shitty in their private world behind closed doors, and now these fuckers are posting their shitty views and opinions online. Today's podcast rant is sparked by a fat old white man from my hometown (that I don't know personally) who thought it was ok to call our former first lady a monkey on Facebook.
Last night I was reminded that I would be turning 44 years old in a few months. I'll now be able to refer to myself as being in my "mid-forties," son-of-a-bitch. Today's episode goes over the life tips everyone in their 40's should know and give a heads up to those of you approaching the "Four-Oh." This episode is for both men and women, and I believe the advice I found online can be for both sexes not separated in the way that I found it in a Google search. Below are the articles:
The men article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/40-things-that-every-man-should-know-by-the-age-of-40/
The women article: https://bestlifeonline.com/things-women-need-to-know/
I was able to put it off for months but the time came where the state of Missouri said, "Sorry bro, you've got to show up." This state, and probably all states are so screwed up with their processes. Even tagging a vehicle in the state is a chore. So today's episode is nothing but a middle-aged white dude bitching about government. You might want to skip this one.
Learned something significant about the confrontation I had with a whitebread older lady that got caught talking shit on me at the Target Superstore in Topeka, KS. Due to her simple surprised actions and complete awkwardness after being called out on her bullshit, I believe she learned a valuable lesson as well.
As for the reference the "whitebread" people, this what Urban Dictionary describes them as;
Belonging to the class of bland, clean-cut, middle-of-the-road suburbanite breeders. The Cleavers from the old TV show "Leave It To Beaver" are a familiar archetype of whitebread culture. Compare to yuppie.
The term implies profound cultural naïvete, blind consumerism, and an unquestioning "follower" mindset. Common trappings of the whitebread lifestyle include golf, Kenny G and Enya CDs, SUVs, an irrational fixation on lawn care, Golden Retrievers, nominally Christian religious beliefs, Old Navy clothing, moderate to conservative political views, and bad Chardonnay.
Woke up this morning to the news that a 29-year-old airline worker in Seattle steals an Alaskan Airlines airplane and goes on a "joy-ride" before crashing it into the woods killing himself. Before he dies he was recorded telling air traffic controllers he was "just a broken guy" with a "few screws loose". I guarantee that guy did not think, earlier in his life when thinking about how he was going to die, that crashing into the woods in a stolen airplane after "snapping" was going to be the way he would go.
Links to the websites mentioned in this episode:
Story on the stolen plane - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/passantino/plane-stolen-seattle-airport-crash
15 Killers Who Just "Snapped"- https://www.ranker.com/list/killers-who-snapped/christopher-shultz
IMDB for Falling Down starring Michael Douglas - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106856/
After not returning a text message from my buddy Randell and having him call me out on it sent me down a spiral of reflection of those that have ghosted me in the past. It's incredibly difficult to ignore personal communication in today's technological world, and it seems as though some people have given up trying to hide the fact they don't want to talk to you.
Link to the "Nail In Forehead" video referenced in today's episode: https://vimeo.com/66776386
After learning that the age I am is also the average age of a man going through a midlife crisis I decided it would be fun and educational to go on a journey discovering the signs of a midlife crisis on today's episode. Only to have that journey take a significant turn and has me testifying to a substantial negative challenge in my life that weighs on my self-worth.
Hope my vulnerability can inspire someone.
Trip down memory lane today thinking about the years 1989 through 1993. Those years would be the time I was in high school. My memories of that time are extraordinarily fuzzy & it feels as though it was all a movie I watched 10 years ago. Sounds confusing but I explain it even worse in today's episode.
And to add another fantastic spoiler to this description of today's episode, I reveal the Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black character I relate with the most in life and in mostly in my head.
I can only laugh about how some of these episodes end up with the topic they do. No idea what pushed me down the rabbit hole to the subject of guys sending unsolicited D pics to women through text or messenger. I do know when the question has come up in face-to-face group conversation the women I know always want to know why some guys think its ok to send pics of their man unit to women that do not want to see it. On today's episode, I give my theory of "The Mind Behind the Unwanted Dick Pic." Sorry guys for breaking bro code but what you're doing is sexual harassment and its not cool. There are other ways to get the stimulation you're needing.
Special "Megs & Bacon" episode of the podcast where my lovely lady Megan joins me in Palm Desert, CA. Talking about the subject of Megan's future possible podcast and does the Everyone Needs a Little podcast need sunglasses & balsa wood airplanes?
As the self-proclaimed most annoying person in anyone's life that knows me, I have some issues with Caroline Hemmingham's article "The 13 most annoying things people do on Facebook." I think the article is a fluff piece that will cause unneeded anxiety to Facebook users and reinforce the feelings that a lot of the self-appointed Facebook police think should not be in their Facebook Newsfeed. Who is the real problem on Facebook?
PLUS, the self-reflecting question for today: "When someone unfriends you on Facebook do you want to know the reason why?"
Link to the article: https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/annoying-things-people-on-facebook-1343362
Bonus link, the start of my "Best Diners in the US for Breakfast" list: https://www.google.com/maps/placelists/list/1Q7fo5BSaJ-uROF0GEhPDvsxUdug?hl=en
This podcast is making 100% more self-aware & I tested it this weekend while shopping at a high-line outlet shopping mall outside Palm Springs, CA. White people were the absolute minority surrounded by hundreds or Asians, Latino, and middle eastern people. The rudest of the majority was overwhelming, but I realized soon, maybe it's me. They weren't acting the way I thought they should be performing based on the culture I was raised on and currently live within. Because no of them seemed to have a problem with each other, I was the one with a problem.
Side note, the Netflix show referenced in today's episode is called " The Dark Tourist", here a link to the show: www.netflix.com/title/80189791
I hate feeling humiliation, especially public humiliation. This feeling covers me completely on my flight yesterday on my way to southern California. Fight or flight kicks in and I take the fight to Twitter & in person. "You don't get to determine if you've hurt someone's feelings or not" - Mike Patrick, my buddy.
Motivation has always been a struggle in my life but when I decided that 2018 was going to be the year of Joey Little I needed to find solutions. The 2 Minute Rule was so simple but seemed a little too easy, would it work for me? Also on the episode today the story of Nathan Mathis and his daughter's story. A simply heartbreaking story of regret and a man's fight for his daughter.
2 Minute Rule Link: https://jamesclear.com/how-to-stop-procrastinating
Article about Nathan Mathis: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/toritruscheit/nathan-mathis-roy-moore-lgbt-rights-in-the-south
Last minute project has me visiting my hometown for an early morning photo shoot at the racetrack. Messaged an old friend to get dinner with me at a place I considered my "go-to" restaurant in my hometown only to be let down like a virgin on their wedding night. But with any bad service I put the blame on one thing and one thing only. Find out today on the podcast.
Leave it up to my friend JP to knock me down again by sending me a link full of real knowledge bombs to entirely be used for creating a better life for not just me, but everyone. A lot of us want to live better lives. We talk about doing it all the time. Now is the time for action, but most people don't know where to start. How do you eat an apple? One small bite at a time and work your way through it. Small bites people, small bites.
Here's the link JP sent me full of life-changing advice: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-six-habits-that-will-change-your-life-forever
Looking around my hotel room and thinking about how many people were here before me. Most nice & clean people, but a lot some nasty folks who don't give two cares about grossness. I also discuss the firing of Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn. Rumor has it he said some things on a podcast eight years ago that Disney just found out about this year. Stupid stuff on a podcast you say?! Hmmm...
Took to the internet to get feedback on the Everyone Needs a Little podcast. No idea why I thought it would be a good idea to look for little things I could different to make the show better because I've always stated that this show is for me and my sanity in life. I got tore up in the forum, and apparently, I'm doing the majority of things needed for a prosperous podcast WRONG.
My Facebook memories make me cringe so hard. I was, and maybe still am this person that needed to fill some kind of hole inside him with the validation and attention of others. Sounds sad but that hole is not going to fill itself. People use drugs, sex, and dangerous situations to fill that hole, for me was/is Facebook.
The show is still in the Napa Valley & I still no absolutely nothing about wine, except white/red & dry/sweet. But I do know what white bread people are & we all get educated on what REAL guilty pleasures are.
The link promised in today's show https://thoughtcatalog.com/chelsea-fagan/2013/09/27-people-on-their-most-embarrassing-guilty-pleasure/
Broadcasting the show today in SONOMA, CA not SAMONA, CA. I've been spelling the city I in the wrong for a week now. I have no excuse. "Jesus Christ, it looks so easy, just sound it out, you idiot."," I say to my daily. Today I have an intimate conversation with all you online grammar nazis out there. I know I'm a big dumb bear, you don't need to add to that publically you crappy picture taking a-holes.
Revealing the music that makes me hate the world, but before that, the story of how 6 months of living back home after dropping out of college my mother gave me money and told me to find somewhere else to live. Let's just say my mother was not worried about pushing her baby bird out of the nest. Luckily, I found a garage with no heat/air & running water to live in.
Facebook is the devil. It truly is. Although it has been an amazing technological breakthrough in human communication it is also a thing that can cut your self-esteem right in half. Facebook Memories is one of those sabers slicing through my self-esteem. Why would I want to be reminded of how awkward I was in 2009 begging for people to notice me on Facebook? So in today's podcast, you'll learn how I've taken those awkward posts from the past and have turned them into a self winning positive.
Link to the asshole artist: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosebuchanan/world-press-photo-instagram
After the amount of feedback from women who listen to the show giving their suggestions on more life tips for men, I had no choice but to jump back into it. I always can say no but they're women & I need more women friends. So I'm going to go with their direction.
And happy to do my first movie review on the show today. Talking about "Sorry to Bother You," the American science fiction comedy film written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer.
Today's show was supposed to be a continuation of the Life Tips Every Man Should Know, but thanks to it being early and the pills not kicking in to combat my Adult Attention Deficit Disorder this morning the show goes a whole different direction leading me down a path where I disclose two extremely personal things about myself. So enjoy the sharing while it lasts.
Being creative is something I love that I was born with. Having ideas of crazy and unique projects is not something I think is learned over time, and boy have I had a lot of those ideas. My challenge is keeping those projects and not get burned out. Which is why I'm super excited about this being the 50th episode of the Everyone Needs a Little podcast. My goal is 100, and I'm halfway there. Also on the show today I bitch about my friends and their lack of motivation.
Confused by a spike in listenership to the show in the last 48 hours that throws me off but makes me smile. Today discussing my childhood dreams of what I wanted to be professionally as an adult, a great story of why a became an undercover Maryland Terps football fan, and a from the heart and full of passion pep talk to all of you wanting to start your own podcast but keep telling yourself it would be too hard or difficult.
Welcome the show when my verbal diarrhea sets in and I confess to becoming a hermit and the lack of local friends is starting to weight on me emotionally. At least I'm self-aware about that, right? Speaking of self-awareness, according to my scientific findings 1 out of every 2 of you reading this lack some form of self-awareness. Which is ok if you know this about yourself and try to fix it. But how about politicians who lack self-awareness entirely then seem to be completely surprised when it comes back to kick them in the face.
As promised, here's the article to the story discussed in today's podcast: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/republican-candidate-arizona-gun-rights-story
Putting together a list of the life tips I wish I would have received when I was a younger man. Simple things to make life easier. So weird how little things can go so far like owning a plunger for every bathroom at your house/apartment or what it does when you compliment her shoes. Every man should listen to today's episode IMO
I'm here to assist anyone from not going down the same unoriginal path that I went down when it came to "inspiring" people on social media. Maybe people would think I was at the top of my game if I just posted quotes on top of pictures and put them on Instagram. Studies show that a majority of people who see these posts did not think the posts were profound, the majority said they believed the poster was full of bullshit.
Only 50 people on my 6:30 am flight from Baltimore to Kansas City this morning. This allowed most everyone on the plane their own row. I decided to take the opportunity to pull out the podcasting equipment (Apple Mac Air laptop, Yeti Microphone, and my trusty Samsung travel headphones) and record today's episode from high in the sky. I may talk some smack on Southwest on Twitter, but the truth is I'm a huge fan of the airline. Some bad apples have shown themselves over the years, but 90% of my experiences have been excellent.
Giving my thumbs up to the mini-series John Adams and challenge any passionate trolls on both sides of the Donald Trump world of hating him or love him watch the mini-series. Also discussing the old man in Chicago who had no idea that Puerto Rico is apart of America. "Being drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son."
Stumbled upon the fascinating website Top5ofAnything.com. Perfect website for those that want to waste time and educated themselves at the same time. Basically perfect for those of us for when our ADHD meds are kicking in hardcore. Who is Kylie Jenner?
I have two other podcasts I do for work, and in one of those podcasts, I had the opportunity to interview a sales guy named Shawn Hays "Your Car Guy," about the inspiration & motivation he's delivering to car salespeople across the country. Shawn has a fantastic swag & unpolished approach to his motivating videos, and I think its genius. When I asked how these traits helped him his response was golden, "Your imperfections are your perfection." Genius. Let's talk about it on the show today.
An article in the Daily Mail has given me the heebee-jeebees today bring my biggest fears to the forefront of my thinking. Everyone has the things that scare the heck out of them, anything from heights, spiders, snakes, etc. Today I admit that you, yes you, are my biggest fear. Check out the episode and I'll explain.
As promised in the podcast, here's the link to the axe swinging article:
Admitting your challenges is the first step to fixing them and most of my life I have been a bonafide attention whore. When social media was invented I found my playground. Using Social Media to get validation is huge currently. How can you know if you're an attention whore? Its all on the show today.
I took the opportunity to sit down with my 83-year-old paternal grandmother and ask her about her life growing up, how she met my grandfather, what my father was like as a kid, successes in building a business. This experience is something I would suggest everyone to do. After knowing my grandmother for 43 years I found myself learning such fascinating stories about her and what life was like over the years.
Dealing with trolls can be crazy and tiring. Why are they there? And what exactly is a user-generated website? We talk trolling and shitty things on the internet. Everybody hates it but no one can keep themselves from looking when driving by an accident on the highway. We're all being sold on our curiosity of content. If it bleeds it leads.
Sparked by a Facebook post by my young female cousin stating that "Old People Are Rude As Hell" got me to think and eventually spewing those random unproven thoughts into my microphone for today's episode. I'm almost always thinking about getting older and how that affects my brain and decisions. Am I becoming rude and an asshole due to getting older? We also talk about this new thing I've found on YouTube, "Cop Audits".
On this 4th of July episode my friend Mike & I sit down to breakfast at Big Biscuit and have a conversation about his views on civilians thanking veterans for their service. Mike is a former Marine & Army Reserve Iraqi War combat Veteran. He makes a point and the important thing about his point is that it's from his perspective. I think everyone can learn something today from that perspective. You may disagree with his perspective but I believe its important for everyone to at least listen to his perspective.
Getting deep today on the conversation I would have with the junior high version of myself. The things I would say to 1987 Joey. Also discussing the impact on my life when someone I respect told me that I AM MY BIGGEST BULLY. Plus the journey down the road for me to continue to publically address my deep love for old school hip hop even though I think I will be chastised as a culture vulture.
Great way to get a good inside read on other people is to psychoanalyze their content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. People let too many of their secrets out when posting on these sites. Which one of your friends is a complete sociopath? :) Plus fantasy talk about the Brewster's Millions situation, if you had to spend $30 million in 30 days how would you do it?
Clean sweeping has me giving advice to others about how to just throw shit away and not feel bad. Too many people have attachments to too much stuff. SO I feel nothing to toss it UNLESS it's my Red Sox stuff. That is the moment I turn into a huge hypocrite. And BTW, you are welcome mom.
Today I get on my soapbox and tell people how they're doing things wrong and need to do it the way I think it needs to be done. Ok, maybe not that bluntly but I do make my points on how people give credit for their accomplishments to others but take all the blame when it comes to their downfalls.
This list came together fast because I know what I love. You might disagree with me but you've got to admit that I've got some entertainment on my list. My top 5 are revealed along with numerous honorable mentions. There are some rules to be in my top 5. Let see how our choices stack up.
Once again the podcast about nothing takes a weird turn when the topic of Christmas cards comes up early in the show. I go from discussing how gift cards are a dumb gift you give to someone you don't know anything about but feel obligated to spend money on them to how my father uses a cheesecake analogy for him not knowing if he's a 100% straight man.
First of all big shout out to Jessica who included the Everyone Needs a Little Podcast in her blog post last Friday! Check out the blog here & make sure to subscribe: https://jessicabentleycom.wordpress.com/
Anthony Bourdain was a lot to me and had my dream job. Then he killed himself. When someone is living the life you want to live and then they kill themselves, that can confuse the hell out of anyone.
Celebrating 25 episodes by only doing the podcast but also I also went out on Facebook Live! Got deep today on the reason I'm 43 and have never had children nor have I ever been married (not even engaged either). Plus I vomit more about my adult ADD and the meds I'm on.
Dinner with my dad and stepmom last night had me feeling good this morning. Today on the podcast about nothing I talk about how technology has made life easier but also has made life extremely tough. From buying stuff online, making reservations, dating, and more. Also try to create a formula to continue not being a thirsty creepy motherf*cker on social media.
Facebook has created a world that we get to see the passions are friends and family have. I know that Facebook has shown me that I have friends with some really shitty views on the world and the people in it. You can't change people's passions but just try to understand we're all different unless you're a huge dick. Then you can take your passions and shove them.
I've never hidden the fact that I only do this podcast for personal satisfaction. Some people like hunting or shopping or bowling or gardening. My happiness comes from sitting in a dark room early in the morning talking to myself while recording. I'm surprised I can tie my own shoes. Today I talk about morons in history, no one was a shmuck in their past lives, and TIL on Reddit.
It just dawned on me this morning that all the dumb shit I've been posting to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, etc is going to be the shit my ancestors are going to see in their Ancestory.com account when their family tree has me in it. Jesus Christ I have some cleaning up to do...
I decided to start downsizing the physical and material things in my life starting with my vehicle. Today's episode I give the 4 reasons why I downsize my vehicle and why I'm going to downsize other things in my life
Nothing like discussing the new meds you're on with tens upon tens of listeners. And did you know Paula Dean was a straight up diabetic gangster? My book recommendation to you by the late Anthony Bourdain. And I search the Internet for "Top Podcast Topic Ideas!" and the results are killing me.
I continue to try to understand the world of becoming an old man. Funny how things are so different and how my brain is reacting. Also, talking about marketing and advertising when it comes to being on online dating sites AND something you probably didn't know about the pesky boys that send unsolicited D pics to women they don't know and just met online.
We're in Google Play now: http://bit.ly/EveryoneNeedsaLittleOnGooglePlay
Learning your parents are not superheroes can be hard to swallow but learning that they're just awkward schumcks just like you makes it hilarious and comforting. Talking dads today in anticipation of Father's Day this weekend AND I pull out the blackboard to give the listeners the history of Henry Perry, the father of Kansas City Barbecue.
Henry Perry article referred to in this episode: https://martincitytelegraph.com/2018/06/11/kansas-citys-bbq-king-started-the-citys-popular-grilling-tradition-over-a-100-years-ago/
How much has your life changed in 10 years? Do you have mentors? Why do I hate local news reports so much? These are the pressing questions in today's world. North Korea and Donald Trump have nothing on these top-level questions that need answers. Plus celebrating the Everyone Needs a Little podcast is now also on Youtube: http://bit.ly/EveryoneNeedsaLittle
Back from 7 days in Europe and I've put together the reasons why you should not go to Europe (if you have these challenges). Some people travel well and some will struggle. I broke down the four characteristics you should have if you want to travel to Europe or really anywhere.
Megan joins the show from the European Tour of the Podcast. Today/Tonight we're in Paris, France. Megan tells us about second breakfast and how everyone should have 2 lunches in Paris with one being champagne and oysters.
Last show from Kansas City for 9 days as I head on the road to North Carolina to catch some AAA baseball and then off to Europe for the Everyone Needs a Little podcast tour. PLUS who is really upset about hundreds of Sears stores closing around the country?
No caffeine this morning really has me struggling. Are you as hard on yourself as I am on me? Plus we discuss your feedback on "There's a Special Place in Hell" segment, my upcoming trip to Europe, and my fear of being a Culture Vulture.
I've never been married and never really thought why that is. In today's podcast, I psychoanalyze myself and the world of marriage. PLUS Rick is leaving the Walking Dead and a man of God is asking his followers for $54 million to buy a new jet.
Discussing getting older, being a man, and how being manly is a ridiculous thing. Also, a new segment called "Listen to Uncle Joe" that will help single men struggling in the dating world. Plus today's trending stories.
We're a week away from taking the podcast to Europe where my lady will be co-hosting the show. Let's hope to God she does a good job and not ruin the podcast & our relationship. Also talking about how every job has its shitty people, why does Ohio have a 60 mph speed limit on their highways, and the forgotten WWII battle fought on American soil.
I'm in Phoenix, Arizona this morning for the show after flying in from Cleveland last night. Great time to talk about my perspective on the different types of travelers I see at airports across the country.
Plus, why do east coasters order "lean" or "well done" smoked brisket?