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By Joey Little
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.

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My Mother Responds to my Snapchat Request & 10 Things Creepy People Do
Insecurity is the opposite of motivation. Most, if not all insecurities we have are just bullshit stories we tell ourselves. My insecurity is coming across as a creepy middle-aged bearded man to strangers, especially with women. I know these thoughts and insecurities are all in my head, but with the #MeToo movement, it seems difficult to overcome it. The article referred to in today's episode: "10 Things Extremely Creepy People Do (Usually Without Realizing)" https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/10-things-extremely-creepy-people-do-usually-without-realizing.html?fbclid=IwAR1GrWF0O0WO_p506LYhgBBaObZUl344Y0eLKtXH7-QiVH_iIhzDDqQBUkw
33:51
December 16, 2018
My Plan to Keep from Ruining the Holidays for Others this Year
Christmas is for kids and people like my mother so who am I to ruin that from them with my actions in the past as a Scrooge? Even though I'm not a fan of the holidays doesn't mean I can act like an asshole to those that that love this time of year. So, to get me in more of the holiday spirit let's talk about fun interesting facts about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza in today's episode to see if the Holiday spirit enters my body and pushes me to the point of enjoying the Hallmark Channel's holiday movies (fat chance but you never know.) The articles used in today's podcast episode: "50 Random Facts About The Holidays" http://slaplaughter.danoah.com/50-random-facts-about-the-holidays/ "The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer (2017) Charles Dickens Biopic Movie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS6iOxrOE8Y
35:36
December 15, 2018
Why Myself a lot of other Men Hate Nickelback, but I Respect Them Tremendously
Months ago I promised to address why a lot of people, mostly men, hate Nickelback. I never got around to explaining, but I received a message from Florida cussing me out for never revealing the reason for the massive dislike of Nickelback. Today's episode is the day to put it all out there about Nickelback. Also addressed in today's podcast episode the unfair dislike by many towards Guy Fieri. That guy is getting a bad rap, but I love that he doesn't seem to give a shit.
32:02
December 14, 2018
Top 5 Regrets of the Dying: It is your Absolute Duty and Obligation to Find Your Happiness
Finding personal happiness is extremely hard, especially if we keep listening to the bullshit stories we tell ourselves. I came across a blog today from 2012 that a nurse named Bronnie Ware. For many years Bronnie worked in palliative care. Her patients were those who had gone home to die. She was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives and asked them the hard question, "What do you regret?" Here is Bronnie Ware's original blog post from 2012: "REGRETS OF THE DYING" https://bronnieware.com/blog/regrets-of-the-dying/
44:31
December 13, 2018
Let's Take the "Are These Things Actually Rude?" Quiz Together to Avoid Something Else
Something has been wrong in my brain for the past week and instead of talking about it on today's episode let's take a Buzzfeed quiz instead. I'm sure I'll address this weirdness happening with me soon, but I'll instead take the "Are These Things Actually Rude?" quiz and avoid it, at least for now.
36:12
December 12, 2018
Paul Harvey and the Lunchtime Fruit Cup Taps; My Fear and Comfort at the Same Time
There's a man named Ron who has always been in my life, and he is like an uncle to me. When I worked with Ron at my family's construction company back in my teenage years Ron's repetitive nature and personality used to scare me. I didn't want to become repetitive in my own life. I wanted every day in my life as an adult to be different and exciting. I'm 44 years old now, and half of my life is adventurous and exciting, the other half of my life is reclusive and repetitive with zero excitement.
40:16
December 11, 2018
Great Things Happening in the World and How to Avoid Holiday Stress & Anxiety is Simple
It's hard to look back in 2018 and recognize the fantastic & positive things that have happened because we live in a 24-hour news cycle where negative stories monopolize the headlines. There were so many amazing things that happened, and I point them out in today's podcast episode; Not all the news was about President Trump. Also in today's episode, I give my simple tip on how you can keep the holidays from stressing you out. It comes down to one word/action: Communication. The article used in today's podcast episode: "20 Positive Trends That Will Make You Feel Good About The World In 2018" https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2017/12/19/20-positive-trends-that-will-make-you-feel-good-about-the-world-in-2018/#2145f9ff3c12
37:38
December 10, 2018
Can Creating and Executing a Bucket List be a Path to Finding Happiness in Life?
Adventure and learning new things is fuel for my soul personally. I always want to try new things and visit many different locations. I've never had a written bucket list but maybe its time to put on together. The act, of putting together a bucket list might also give the opportunity to meet new friends. I found a website online that allows you to network with others while creating and executing a bucket list and I'd for you to join me. Website to create and network with your bucket list (find & connect with me. My username is "EveryoneNeedsaLittle": https://bucketlist.org/ Article about creating a bucket list: "How to Make a Bucket List: 5 Easy Steps to Create a Great One" https://bucketlistjourney.net/how-to-make-a-bucket-list/
16:01
December 9, 2018
Dr. Emoto’s Water Experiment & 19 Things You Know If You're An Asshole
Doctor Emoto's experiment on water can teach us a lot about ourselves. Know it continually reminds me to not be so hard on myself but its hard to stop. I've always claimed to be an asshole, and that thinking is probably affecting me negatively. We're also checking out "19 Things You Know if You're an Asshole" to help me determine if I am genuinely an asshole or at least what percentage of my personality is. The articles used in today's episode: "Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts" https://highexistence.com/water-experiment/ "19 Things You Know If You're An Asshole" https://www.theodysseyonline.com/19-things-you-know-if-youre-an-asshole
40:13
December 7, 2018
I have a Thirst for Learning the Passions, Loves, & Challenges of People
Learning new things every day excites and fuels me, this includes learning the stories of others. Part of my job is interviewing employees at my company for an internal podcast to learn about them. I look forward to sitting down with people with a microphone or video camera recording our conversation. I need more of this in my personal life; broadcasting the loves, passions, and challenges of people in this world. Link to the "Your Story" videos I did 10 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL31AZzFNCmwSNWiO74fZRv7cNhH_4shvz
36:57
December 6, 2018
Why it's Bittersweet Achieving Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Level
Recording the podcast in Irvine, California this morning at my office in southern California. My Southwest flight that got me here yesterday gave me enough points to receive Companion Pass status. That means I can pick someone to fly with me for free for a year with Southwest. That sounds amazing, but it is entirely bittersweet.
35:09
December 5, 2018
Do You Want to Be Happy or Happier? 15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People
The first question to ask yourself is if you want to be happier or are you sabotaging your happiness? The second question is, do you accept that being happy is your duty and obligation? If you're ready to be happy then let us discuss "15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People": https://www.sparringmind.com/be-happy/?fbclid=IwAR3i2PKj1-eZjoi4_BWgjjyigYpbY51Nxrr5AVmazVt01qY8DLMcPlu6wf4
34:10
December 4, 2018
Drinks with my Brothers & Church with My Mother; a Weekend Full of Joy in my Hometown
Despite the reason that took me to my hometown over the weekend, my heart was full of joy. I spent Saturday evening with the three guys I consider my brothers having drinks, telling stories, and just loving the fact we were all together living the moment. The joy in my heart continued into Sunday morning when I met my mother at her church. As a non-Christian, this is out of my comfort zone, but I know it brings happiness to her when I join her. Overall, my weekend had a lot of joy and love.
39:21
December 3, 2018
Feeling like I Need Everyone to Like or Love Me has Made My World a Lonely Life
Warning, here comes the vulnerability again. When people close to me or if public figures die I always take a look at my mortality. In this case, the question of "Who will my Mom contact to be pallbearers at my funeral if I died today" has been on my mind following the death of my friends Mike & Bill's mother and the news of former President Bush passing away last night. I honestly don't know, out of maybe three people who my mom would call on to carry me to the afterlife. My brain is telling me that my challenge of needing most people in this world to like me is keeping me from having more friends. Have my mind telling myself to require people to like me has been a personal challenge my entire life. It's time for a change.
42:24
December 1, 2018
By Surprisingly Popular Demand - Part Two of the Grown Ass Man Holiday Gift Guide
The thought of my opinion on gifts for grown ass men would be so popular with listeners of the podcast is mindblowing. Thank you lady listeners for reaching out and telling me that my gift guide episode for grown ass men is helping and encouraging me to record a part two & part three soon so shopping can start. Thus, by popular demand, here is part two assisting confused women everywhere with shopping for the grown ass man in their lives. Link to the Everyone Needs a Little Grown Ass Man Gift Suggestions on Amazon: http://a.co/haHljAr
40:14
November 30, 2018
Holiday Gifts Ideas for the Grown Ass Man in your Life: Part One
Middle-aged men have been receiving shitty gifts ever since the time of Jesus and the birth of Santa Claus. Today's episode is part of a three-part series to help you put a real smile on the grown ass man in your life's face. It's time to get to know your man and do him a solid this holiday. The article/list referred to in today's episode: "70 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Men" www.countryliving.com/shopping/gifts/tips/g1528/gift-ideas-for-men/
37:26
November 29, 2018
"Nas Daily" is One of the Most Inspiring Pages on Facebook and so is the Story Behind It
Every day I get a Facebook alert that Nas Daily has posted a new video, and every day I love watching that video. The videos that Nas Daily put out daily are inspirational, motivational, full of adventure & positivity. The group of friends that travel the world recording and producing these videos seems to be the type of people all of us need in our lives. Check out & Like the Nas Daily Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/ More about Nuseir Yassin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas_Daily
29:39
November 28, 2018
Netflix Pics & Fake News Spreading on Social Media is Making People Dumber
Rake, from Australia, is an excellent series on Netflix currently and in this episode I mention a few more I enjoy. Also in this episode, I address the multitude of opinion journalism articles being spread throughout social media by leftist and right leaning people. It doesn't seem like it's about spreading news anymore, it's about spreading whatever you want to believe and fits one's narrative. Fake news on the internet is an epidemic. Everyone wants to be right, and no one wants to learn or step outside their comfort bubble. Life would be different if we spent more time seeking our happiness passion stimulation instead of artificial stimulation. Articles referred to in today's episode: "FACT CHECK: What's Happening On The U.S.-Mexico Border?" https://www.npr.org/2018/11/27/670807343/fact-check-whats-happening-on-the-u-s-mexico-border Rake on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/70301553
41:43
November 27, 2018
Adam Ruins Everything & "Fun" Wichita, Kansas Facts You've Lived Without Knowing All These Years
Stuck in North Carolina for 24 hours as I wait for the Kansas City airport to reopen. While in tar heel country I'm reminded of Adam Ruins Everything for absolutely no reason. Plus Megan is heading to Wichita for her first time. Business travel, because why else would someone go to Wichita? The articles referred to in today's episode: "12 Things I Learned On "Adam Ruins Everything" That Made Me Want To Punch A Wall" https://www.buzzfeed.com/agh/things-i-learned-from-watching-adam-ruins-everything "Wichita Facts" https://www.visitwichita.com/visitor-info/wichita-history/facts/
27:59
November 26, 2018
The #1 Thing I have Learned About Myself While on Vacation; A Self-Awareness Breakthrough
The moment I completed accepted that I have been a selfie asshole for the majority of my life has truly metaphorically punched me right in the face this week. A punch so hard that I am going to change that horrible personality trait now, no waiting. I'm tired of being a selfish prick.
41:32
November 24, 2018
Starting to become Clear that I may be the Asshole and Not Everyone Else like I Assumed
Before leaving for vacation I was nervous that I would have to deal with thousands of non-self-aware people getting in my way and being a huge annoyance to me, but now five days into this trip it's becoming aware to me that I'm the asshole. I haven't got in anyone's way but I have stereotyped 3000 people on this cruise ship unfairly. The majority of people on this vacation with us are pretty enjoyable. It's time for me to check myself and become more self-aware instead of worrying about everyone else.
31:24
November 23, 2018
I Absolutely Hate Knowing That I've Disappointed my Mother. It Makes Me Sick to my Stomach
In a recent episode, I talked about why I'm ok not spending Thanksgiving with my family. I hate that my mother thinks I was talking about her, which isn't true. True or not the fact that I have hurt & disappointed my mother makes me incredibly sad. Even though I don't show it, and I probably should more, my mother means the world to me. I need to show her more love and appreciation. I also need to show that love and appreciation to other family members as well, but mom comes first. I never want to disappoint her, I love her way too much.
38:01
November 22, 2018
The Jamaicans I Met Today are the Most Positive Thinking People I've Met in a Long Time
Spent an entire day on a Jamaican foodie tour in Ocho Rios, Jamaica but the best part of the adventure wasn't the food. The jerk chicken, goat stew, pumpkin rice, rasta pasta, and all of the other dishes I consumed today were fantastic, but it was the chance to meet two Jamaicans that gave me a great perspective to what it was like growing up and living in Jamaica. I took the opportunity to talk with Sashanie on today's podcast episode. Sashanie is born and raised in Jamaica and has never left the island. Not because Sashanie doesn't want to travel outside Jamaica, she doesn't leave because it's just not that easy to get a visa.
19:14
November 22, 2018
Why I Chose to Take a Vacation During Thanksgiving Week; Not a Fan of the Holidays
Cruising through the Carribean during Thanksgiving week is one of the best adult decisions I've made. As a man who is not a fan of Thanksgiving and Christmas, vacationing during the holidays may end up being a personal tradition. No more Christmas lights, no more awkward conversations with family, no more gift giving anxiety. This idea sounds like heaven .
32:30
November 20, 2018
In the Bahamas, Sitting on the Beach, in the Sun, & Recording a Podcast
Its been almost 24 hours we've been on our cruise vacation and we have our pros & cons so far. Spoiler: it has been better than I was expecting and I'm loving it. If you're interested in taking a cruise your pals Megs & Bacon have some great tips, not only for cruising but traveling in general.
28:03
November 19, 2018
Vacation Time: Reminding Myself Not to Be an Asshole on the Giant Ship
I like people but only on my terms, and I believe that makes me an asshole. I hate being an asshole, but it seems that my challenges are ingrained in my personality. Unself-Aware people are my Lex Luther, my Joker, and overall they are my nemesis. Cruise ships and Unself-aware people go together like peanut butter & jelly. Pray for me.
29:29
November 18, 2018
I'll Admit Money Can't Buy You Happiness if You Stop Using Your Kids as an Excuse
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can make finding your stimulation and passion easier in some situations. But I am 100% sure making excuses to stop yourself from seeking your happiness is the worst thing anyone can do, and in my world, most people I know that give up on finding their joy and stimulation blame it on their kids and family. That breaks my heart. I know there is an excellent middle place in happiness journeys that money or excuses don't have to live. Let's find that place together in today's episode.
47:32
November 17, 2018
Why I Loath Going to the Grocery Store: Mad Rambling of a Middle Aged Food Shopper
I hate going to the grocery store, and I believe I have facts to back up why it is a horrible place. I recognize that most of my points aren't facts but stories I tell myself. Grocery stores bring unwanted anxiety that drives me crazy as I wander around a food store listening to shitty overhead music avoiding as much eye contact as I can.
44:59
November 16, 2018
Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self
It's a scenario everyone has thought of, "if I could talk to the younger version of me what, would I tell me?" It's a great exercise to think about your self-awareness enough to want to give your younger version life advice but are we missing something right in front of our face when we imagine talking to our younger version? Are we taking our own advice now? If you think that's deep, wait until you listen to today's episode. The article referenced in today's episode: "52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-peter-m-wallace/52-things-i-wish-i-could-tell-my-younger-self_b_4004297.html
50:21
November 15, 2018
Secrets About Men Most Women Don’t Know
Being a man can be tough. Don't get me wrong, being a man is fantastic but some things come with being a man that sucks, especially when it comes to relationships with women. On today's episode, I hope to bridge the gap between men and women by spilling secrets about men that women probably don't know. Not deep into in like discussing masculinism, but just simple things men secretly wish women would understand about the gender with a penis. The articles referenced in today's podcast episode: "25 Secrets Men Really Don't Want Women to Know" https://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/mens-perspective/a46544/secrets-men-dont-want-women-to-know/ "7 Secrets About Men Most Women Don’t Know" https://makehimyours.com.au/7-secrets-about-men-most-women-dont-know/
40:14
November 14, 2018
We Believed a lot of the Bullsh*t Our Parents Told Us; I Still Believe Some to this Day
You have to wait 30 minutes before you back to swimming after eating, sugar before bed would keep you up, eating your carrots would make you see better, all examples of lies told to children kids by parents. Those falsehoods shaped many of us, and I don't think many parents knew they were telling bullshit to their kids because it was the same bullshit their parents would lay on them. Let's talk about more of the fun lies we were told as kids. Articles used in today's episode: "SIX THINGS YOUR MOM TOLD YOU THAT AREN’T TRUE" http://981thehawk.com/six-things-your-mom-told-you-that-arent-true/ "17 lies your parents told you as a kid (that you still kinda believe)" https://www.theloop.ca/17-lies-your-parents-told-you-as-a-kid-that-you-kinda-still-believe/
34:01
November 13, 2018
Is Rachel Hollis, the Author of the Popular Self Help Book "Girl, Wash Your Face" Full of Sh*t?
Interesting article about author Rachel Hollis, author of the trendy self-help book "Girl, Wash Your Face" has me deep thinking again about the people in my Facebook feed portraying bullshit lives for whatever reason. Men and women both are guilty of this destructive power of marketing themselves falsely online. Why do they do it? Do I do it at some level? Do we all? The article referenced in today's podcast episode: "Girl, Wash Your Face” Is A Massive Best-Seller With A Dark Message" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lauraturner/rachel-hollis-girl-wash-your-face-self-help-book?ref=hpsplash
45:09
November 12, 2018
Middle School is One of the Most Awkward Times of Anyone's Life
Fun conversation with Lauren, a 13-year-old girl that has been in my life since she was born. Lauren and I talk about the future, popularity, sports, and advice she would give her parents. Plus I teach Lauren one fundamental fact about all middle school kids.
53:59
November 11, 2018
This Fat Acceptance Movement is Getting a Little Dodgy in My Opinion
I've been overweight most of my life. Struggling with being fat has just always been in my life. Always worried about others judging me for my size is a constant, even today with all the weight loss I've had recently. Over 400lbs has been my top weight, and to think I wasn't miserable as hell at that size would be a bald-faced lie. But when we are miserable and we accept that misery, we are literally killing ourselves. The article referenced in today's episode: "An Imperfect Human's Guide To Body Positivity" https://www.buzzfeed.com/norawhelan/body-positivity-101?utm_term=.leLQNqbPYv#.fxq57ERZwJ
45:19
November 9, 2018
Absolutely No Two People Are the Same So Why Do we Keep Putting People into Boxes?
This morning started with me not wanting to record an episode of the podcast, but it quickly turned into the longest solo episode in the history of the show. My passion for creative vs. data type people came out today. This topic sent me down a road of explaining how every single person is different. Labeling and putting people in different metaphoric camps is ridiculous. No two people are the same, but a lot of society is still slapping labels on people that don't deserve them.
55:01
November 8, 2018
Nothing More Sexy or Attractive than a Big Man Sweating Through his Shirt For No Reason
I've always sweated a lot. When I work out, there is usually a puddle under me but its when I sweat when I'm not working out that haunts me. Sweating is my true tell/tell sign, and massive anxiety has taken over my body. I can stop it, and trust me I've tried. Sweat pours out of me, and that gives me even more anxiety which makes me sweat more.
34:46
November 7, 2018
My Heart Goes Out to the Patrick Boys. My Brothers Lost their Mother Yesterday.
I think we grow a lot when someone close to us dies. We either grow, or we die a little ourselves depending on how we cope with the tragedy. MY best bud called me last night to tell me his mother died yesterday. I immediately wanted to step in and start fixing things but recognized I should focus more on providing empathy and also give feedback that I am here to do anything he needs to help with any arrangements. Attempting to work it all out on today's episode and remind myself that it is not about me.
33:47
November 6, 2018
Do I have the Drive and Discipline to Do Two Projects at the Same Time?
Sometimes I need a reminder of all the excellent advice and best practices I have received from books, videos, and regular conversation from friends and family to help me on my life journey. Putting all that info into a book will be the perfect tool for me and give me the opportunity to share with others. I also need to send significant kudos to four Southwest Airlines' flight attendants that are merely beautiful, friendly people.
32:29
November 5, 2018
It's Time to Reinvent Myself Again. This Time for a Better Life and Not Just to Fit In
Every 5 or 7 years I tend to reinvent myself, but my reasons for changing in the past was probably for people to accept me more. Had to be someone I thought people wanted me to be. At least the people I thought meant something to me or I desired their friendship and acceptance. Now at 44 years old its time to reinvent again but now for my self-happiness and personal quality of life entirely. Link to the book Megan mentions in the episode: "Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life" https://www.amazon.com/Unfu-Yourself-Your-Head-into/dp/0062803832
35:18
November 4, 2018
Let's Learn About Micro-Adventures, Difference between a Shower & a Rinse,
Megan and I are talking about micro-adventures poolside in San Diego. Does your location have anything to do with your adventure level? Can an adventure just be going to the park to eat lunch outside or does there need to be more to it? Plus we get into Megan'isms in the episode today discussing the difference between showers verses rinses, and snacks verses meals. Wikipedia's definition of micro-adventure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microadventure
39:37
November 3, 2018
Andrew Zimmern has a Rule for Life we should All Follow, "Try Anything & Everything at Least Twice"
My travels have me broadcasting the podcast from Corona, CA this morning reflexing on all the places and experiences I've had since last Friday. Cleveland, Buffalo, Boston, and now southern California. The amazing advice I've tried to live my life on came from Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef, business owner and widely known from his television show "Bizzare Foods". I caught his wonderful words, "I try everything twice" and it amazingly changed my life.
33:25
November 2, 2018
Social Media Makes it Easy for People to Pretend to Give a Damn, but Most Don't
Great dinner and conversation with my friend Sara in the North End of Boston. Sara is a motivating person with an inspiring story of moving from the middle east to Boston when she was just 18 years old with no job lined up, no place to live, and couldn't speak English. Our last night dinner conversation was wonderful as we spoke of challenges and successes in our lives, along with how social media has made it easy to appear like one cares but truly does not. Book referred to in the episode: "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: There Are No Limits to the Prosperity, Happiness, and Peace of Mind You Can Achieve Simply by Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind" https://www.amazon.com/Power-Your-Subconscious-Mind-Prosperity/dp/0735204314
24:34
November 1, 2018
Should Have Done this in 2004, 2007, and 2013. It is my Duty & Obligation to Be Happy.
Great episode today as I take the podcast with me as we venture to downtown Boston for the Red Sox World Series parade. Talked to two Bostonians about 15 years old straight winning, and I make a promise to myself.
32:22
October 31, 2018
Halloween Rules from a Cynical Man & Can We Stop Calling Women Whores Please?
Halloween is an exciting holiday. I love it, but you couldn't tell from today's episode. I think things a lot of things, activities, holidays are fantastic but a minority of people f*ck them up & make them unenjoyable for the rest of us. Halloween is one of those holidays/activities that has been f*cked up for me because of dumb uncreative people. And on a serious note, can we stop calling women "whores"?! The article referred to in today's episode: "Critic's Notebook: 'Frontline' Doc 'The Facebook Dilemma' May Scare You Off Social Media" https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/critics-notebook-frontline-doc-facebook-dilemma-may-scare-you-social-media-1156049?fbclid=IwAR19zOVtIyNu0HJ6aIf3nUsZBikOVL2r45cqrq6Bw7AQfr9m7kZRG_W-rEQ
30:24
October 30, 2018
I'm 44 Today and Reflecting on How I want to be Remembered. Midlife Crisis has Officially Started
Today I turn 44 years old. When I was 20 years old, 44 sounded like an old man. Now I am that "old man," but I feel wonderful. Today is also another special "megs & Bacon" episode where Megan joins me on the podcast before she flys back to North Carolina, and I continue my adventure onto Boston where I will experience the Red Sox World Series Championship parade!
34:59
October 29, 2018
Next Stop Buffalo, NY & Meg takes a test to find out how stereotypically white she is.
History is made with the first podcast episode being recorded in the car driving. Meg's & Bacon are heading to Buffalo, NY in celebration of Joey's birthday on October 29th. While driving Meg takes the "How Stereotypically White Are You" test. Meg also educates us all on Eris, PA, covered bridges, hot apple cider, and all other white people things Joey and she are about to experience. Here's the "How Stereotypically White Are You?" quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mrloganrhoades/how-white-are-you-really
27:51
October 28, 2018
We're In Cleveland & Discussing 17 Ideas to Take Life from Ho-Hum to Wonderful
With all the negativity in the world, it's nice to step back and look at the positives we can create to not only make our lives better but make the lives of others in our world fantastic. Megan joins me again for a special "Megs & Bacon" episode in Cleveland. The article referenced in today's podcast: "17 Things To Keep In Mind The Next Time You Get Annoyed With, Uh, Everything" https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/empathy-kindness-tips?ref=hpsplash
29:51
October 27, 2018
Heading to Cleveland, Noisy Showers, & Hot Doctor Lady Checking my Balls in Front of my Mom
I love when I can look back on situations and laugh. I'm not sure my mom can do the same because I have truly put her into some embarrassing situations. Including the time I had an extremely attractive lady doctor doing an ultrasound on my testicles. I begin my 10 day trip around the country today. Starting in Cleveland and ending in San Deigo. Excited to have the podcast on tour again. Plus new episodes of "Megs & Bacon" coming this weekend.
33:00
October 26, 2018
Just a Middle Aged White Republican Male from the Midwest Talking to Himself about Race & Culture
As a middle-aged white dude who is a registered Republican just slightly right of the middle from the midwest a lot of people in the media would like for you to think I'm a Neo-Nazi, racist, woman-hating, fear mongering, white pride Nationalist. I know that I'm not and if you've been listening to this podcast, you know that I'm not, but I have to be very careful about what I say because that label is too easy to stick on people like me even though it's wrong. People of all cultures need to have more conversations about race & culture. I want to have more conversations about race & culture. I'm going to start with this episode. The article referenced in the episode: 17-year-old in Independence charged after disturbing Facebook video surfaces https://fox4kc.com/2018/10/24/17-year-old-in-independence-charged-after-disturbing-facebook-video-surfaces/
38:34
October 25, 2018
What Do You Do When Your Know Someone IRL Doing Something Harmful to their Soul On Social Media
I personally know people that are living lies online through social media sites like Facebook & Instagram. They are putting out personal content for what they want to project to people to see about them. IMO it's 100% for ultimate validation from friends and strangers online because the person lying with their social media content is suffering from extremely low self-esteem, self-love, and/or self-worth. I recognize these people because I used to be that person at the highest level of posting bullshit content online for validation from others.
36:37
October 24, 2018
How the Boston Red Sox Brought a Sense of Individualism & Sparked a Passion with a Kid in Kansas
The opportunity to find something that made me different than everyone else in my childhood was essential to me. At an early age, I recognized that I didn't want to be like everyone else. I found my individualism in becoming a Boston Red Sox fan. Living in Kansas, there were no other Red Sox fans anywhere and picking the MLB team my little league team got it its name from was just a gift from the baseball Gods.
38:44
October 23, 2018
The Greatest Gift I could Give my Mother & I wasn't the Usual Impatient Asshole
It all started with half-price tickets on LivingSocial for the Junior League Holiday Mart at the Downtown Kansas City Convention Center, aka Bartle Hall. I asked my mom to join me to an event, that turns out to the perfect for women just like my mother. Christmas stuff, wine culture items, lady clothes, jewelry, and snacks everywhere. I know my mom had a wonderful time with me, but I wonder if she knows that I had a fantastic time with her? It was a great day. Time to talk about it. Websites mentioned in today's episode that you should check out: http://TrunkAndTail.com http://GardnersWisconsinCheese.com http://FlahertysCandy.com
31:54
October 22, 2018
Information I Took in at 6:04am this Morning Changed my Entire Attitude
Time zones really screw me up. Something simple as a 2-hour change can really screw with me. I woke up after a 10-hour sleep feeling like I had been throw out of a van but what happened at 6:04 am this morning really helped overcome the feeling like hell. It has helped me narrow down thoughts about the 3 things I need in my life currently to improve my happiness. Maybe others need more of the 3 things as well? Let's discuss.
37:31
October 20, 2018
19 Visits to Las Vegas in 8 years. Here's Everything You Need to Know About Sin City
My travels in the past eight years have taken me everywhere but Las Vegas is the city I have experienced more than any other. Today's episode I give the "Joey Little Guide to Visiting Vegas". Its everything you need to know if you want to holiday to the city in the dessert that never sleeps.
32:24
October 18, 2018
Could a Lack of Belonging to a Community be a Factor in my Levels of Happiness?
The lightbulb went off recently that a lot of my loneliness and sadness the recent years could be from a complete lack of community in my life. After seeing first hand a community group together, I realized how thirsty I am for a sense of belonging that I currently do not have in my life, nor have had for over a decade. It is now part of my life mission to understand how belonging to a community is essential and need to create that sense of belonging again. The article(s) referred to in today's episode: "The Psychology of Communities – 4 Factors that Create a “Sense of Community”" http://thecommunitymanager.com/2013/11/19/the-psychology-of-communities-4-factors-that-create-a-sense-of-community/
32:21
October 17, 2018
Philosophy Buffets, Las Vegas, & Shitty Christians Muslims & Jews
The podcast is on the Las Vegas strip from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Thank you to my friend Alaina for an incredible experience Sunday and introducing me to something different & something I knew nothing about. The experience might be the right direction for me dealing with my disappointment in organized religion and parttime Christian, Jews, and Muslims that try to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. Today's show also allowed me the platform for expressing one of my great brand new analogies with "Philosophy Buffets." Plus my Joey Little travel tips on how you can visit Las Vegas exceptionally inexpensively but still have a great time.
34:23
October 16, 2018
Embracing the Friendzone: Excitement, Understanding, and Explanation of Pseudo Girlfriends
Spent a lot of time this week watching lady movies with my friends. These particular friends happen to be beautiful women. Holly and I are a lot closer but it doesn't take away from the fun I have with Lauren. My macho male friends naturally think I should be sleeping with both of them, and can't believe I'm not. But I've learned to love the woman and not the package. It has changed my relationship with women overall. Learning and accepting the friendzone, men don't have to fuck everyone.
28:21
October 13, 2018
The Reason I can't Enjoy Haunted Houses is Stupid and Dangerous
It's widely known in the midwest that the West Bottoms in Kansas City has some of the best haunted houses in the country, but I won't find out for myself due to my overactive fight or flight response, also called hyperarousal, or the acute stress response. Fight or Flight is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. In other words, if something jumps out and scares me, I will beat the shit out of it. Articles referenced in today's episode: "A Man Was Stabbed At A Haunted House After Another Man Handed His Friend A Knife" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/a-man-was-stabbed-at-a-haunted-house-after-another-man "Taming the Fight or Flight Response" https://www.verywellmind.com/taming-the-fight-or-flight-response-378676
29:50
October 12, 2018
The Joey Little Philosophy Behind the Laziness of Gift-Giving in Today's Society
I hate getting gifts for people and it's not because I don't like spending money on people I like & love. To me, gift giving has become lazy, at least my perspective on gift giving. The norms of just "have to grab something" is stupid. I give my philosophy on gift giving in today's episode and tell the funniest story of a gift-giving prank my grandmother played on my grandfather one Christmas.
35:43
October 11, 2018
We Need to Quit Lying to Ourselves when it comes to Our Self-Happiness Journey
It is so much easier to make excuses than actually to face accountability for our happiness. But why do we ignore the journey that will change our lives for the better? Why do we think it will be a difficult journey to seek out what mentally stimulates us passionately? What in the f*ck are we so afraid of? Being happy?? It's time to stop making excuses and telling ourselves bullshit stories. Now is the time to start or increase the time spent focusing on the journey to positive mental stimulation and finding our passions. The article referenced in today's episode: "Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you." https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11499695/Eight-ways-to-find-the-true-passion-in-life-that-has-eluded-you.html
33:29
October 10, 2018
Psychoanalyzing My Life Again After Horrible Limo Accident in Upstate New York
Nothing like significant death and tragedy in the news that has me looking at my own life (which seems like a daily thing when watching the news). Death is on my mind every day and some days it's easier to keep the thoughts of my demise under control. I've taught myself to start focusing on discovering my and implementing my passions when the fear of death hits. On the episode this morning distracting myself with the three simple questions to ask yourself to start discovering your passions. Articles from today's podcast episode: "20 People Died In A Limo Crash While On Their Way To A Birthday Party" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/talalansari/limousine-crash-wedding-party?bfsource=relatedmanual "The Owner Of The Limo Company Involved In The Deadly New York Crash Was An FBI Informant" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/limo-crash-owner-fbi-informant?bftwnews=&utm_term=4ldqpgc&ref=hpsplash&bfsource=ovthpcontrol "Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11499695/Eight-ways-to-find-the-true-passion-in-life-that-has-eluded-you.html "5 Ways to Find a Personal Passion That Has Nothing to Do With Your Kids" https://www.parents.com/parenting/moms/5-ways-to-find-a-personal-passion-that-has-nothing-to-do-with-your-kids/
32:49
October 9, 2018
The Thing in Life I Stopped Being a Total Asshole About & How Many Russians Died in World War II?!
It seems like I can't relax and watch a television show or movie without my brain working overtime to find all the challenges with the plot or parts that don't make sense. But after watching the movie Venom or the weekend with friends, I learned something positive about myself and my gift for picking movies and shows apart. And how many Russians died in World War II?! Whoa. The article used for stats in today's podcast: "Research Starters: Worldwide Deaths in World War II" https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/student-resources/research-starters/research-starters-worldwide-deaths-world-war
22:34
October 8, 2018
Breakfast Confessions with an Opposite Personality: a Methodical, Indecisive & Introverted Person
Alissa and I never got along for the longest time. We are exact opposites when it comes to our personalities and what stimulates us. Alissa is a quiet, go-with-flow, indecisive, introvert that is everything I am not. In the last year, Alissa and I have learned more and more about each other and have become better friends. And even the thought of being on a podcast was extremely uncomfortable for her but we sat down to breakfast and Alissa buried that anxiety the best she could. We have a wonderful conversation to get to know each other's personality better and how we both ticked.
41:36
October 7, 2018
Starting to Love Snapchat Over Facebook; My Personal Social Media Content Strategy is Changing
I am a self-admitted attention whore. It's not as bad today as it once was. My challenge is that I want people to like me, I do actually give a shit. Part of that plan to make sure everyone likes me is I want them to find me funny. How can you not like funny people, right? Facebook is way too mainstream for me because I constantly worry who is seeing my stuff and how are they judging me. I'm sure Snapchat will give me anxiety one day but now it's extremely fun! Let's connect on Snapchat, I'm "YouNeedaLittle"!
52:02
October 6, 2018
How Many People have Experienced Both Sides of the #MeToo Movement?
Hard to follow up an episode like #117 but I did with the only thing I believe I needed to talk about. My story of the lumberyard and the person who hated their job so much they did the unbelievable.
34:16
October 5, 2018
I Cannot be Silent Anymore, Time for me to Tell my Story.
I've been torn between telling my personal story of sexual assault and continuing to stay quiet as I have been for nearly 30 years. The sexual assault Kavanaugh stories in the news are shaking the world up and creating more tribalism. But when Trump mocked Dr. Ford, one of Kavanaugh's accusers, in front of a massive crowd of his supporters and doubting her because of her "memory," I decided I could not stay quiet any longer. This episode is one of the hardest things I have ever done. Bare with me.
35:51
October 4, 2018
Fred Rogers, One in a Million, & 14 Signs of Playing a Victim
Fred Rogers was a significant influence on my life, and he'd probably be disappointed with how a lot of us are acting in 2018. I'm becoming more and more frustrated every day with the hardcore Trump supporters and with the over the top entitled leftists. Everyone seems to be a "victim" nowadays. A lot of people are true & real victims, but others have become self-made victims. Today's episode includes "14 Signs Someone Is Always Playing The Victim." The article referred to the episode: 14 Signs Someone Is Always Playing The Victim https://www.lifehack.org/287448/14-signs-someone-always-playing-the-victim
35:20
October 3, 2018
Companies Using Charities to Increase Sales & Drive Profits
I've got nothing against charities with great marketing to get their cause out to the people, but I do have a problem with companies using those charities to sell more goods & services. I'm referring to the businesses that say; "For every product or service purchased we will donate small dollar amount to the name of the charity here." Why not just donate the money instead of attempting to guilt me into purchasing from you? Also on the episode today, I brainstorm for the first "Kids Sales Training Conference." It's going to be huge!
32:01
October 2, 2018
My Birthday Month has Me Pondering Age & the Movie Black 47'
October is my birthday month, and every year on October 1st I start getting deep into my head about age and mortality. Turning 44 this has me asking, "Am I where I wanted to be 20 years ago?" There have been some factors in my life that has kept me from actually feeling my age or even being reminded of it, & I think not having kids is one of those factors. Saw a beautiful movie yesterday I've wanted to see for a while called Black 47'. The film takes place in 1847 Ireland; an Irish Ranger returns from war to find that his mother has died in the famine and his brother is sentenced to death by the British. When his plan to emigrate to America fails, he starts a vendetta against the establishment in Ireland. Trailer for Black 47': https://youtu.be/q1W1DLwg3lk
29:23
October 1, 2018
Fear of Dying is Peculiarly Different than a Fear of Death
A bizarre story in the news this morning about a death in a Jack in the Box drive-thru got my brain triggered again on my biggest fear, dying. Not the actual act of being dead but the moments leading up to it. To fire my wild imagination up some more I'm sharing more unusual, bizarre, and freak death stories in today's episode. Articles referenced in the today's episode: Bizarre Jack in the Box drive-thru accident kills a man in St. Louis: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bizarre-jack-box-drive-thru-accident-kills-man-st-louis-n914601 Fatal Freak Accidents That Befell People In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time: https://www.ranker.com/list/deadly-freak-accidents/harrison-tenpas London Beer Flood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Beer_Flood
34:04
September 28, 2018
The Dunbar Number & All my Success was Started by my Sister
Did you know there is a theory that says there is a cap on the number of friends you can have an actual real social connection? Discussing the Dunbar Number theory today and if social media has any effect on the method since Facebook wasn't around when anthropologist Robin Dunbar published the approach in the 1990's. Wikipedia's Dunbar Number description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number
39:36
September 27, 2018
FOMO & JOMO: Fear of Missing Out vs The Joy Of Missing Out
There's no doubting that I suffered from FOMO hardcore as a young adult. Anxiety would fill me full of bullshit stories I would tell myself when I thought everyone else was having a glorious time or an excellent & adventurous life in general while I was being left out. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet I can now enjoy the fruits of JOMO in my mature years. The article referred to in the podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/style/joy-of-missing-out-summer.html
30:21
September 26, 2018
A Not-So Country Boy from One of the Most Country AF States
Saying "Kansas" triggers most people from outside the state to think of the Wizard of OZ. Never could go on a vacation where that reference didn't get old telling people where I was from. Who can blame them? What other things are top-of-mind for people when they think of Kansas? Articles used in today's episode: 18 Signs You're From Kansas https://www.hercampus.com/life/18-signs-youre-kansas 10 signs you were born and raised in Kansas https://matadornetwork.com/life/10-signs-born-raised-kansas/
32:26
September 25, 2018
Smugness of Some People in this World & F*ck Bill Cosby.
The show is back in Kansas City after a short North American tour just in time to see Bill Cosby get sentenced for the horrible things he has done. Should they take it easy on him because he's old, blind, and his philanthropy work? I say hell no. And while we're at it, f*ck CNN contributor Jason Miller too. Articles referred to in today's episode: Jason Miller article:https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/jason-miller-departs-cnn-abortion-pill-drugging-allegation.html Bill Cosby: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45521190 Join the conversation at Facebook.com/EveryoneNeedsaLittle
29:25
September 24, 2018
Dinner & Table Conversation with Five Friends in Chapel Hill
Meet Megan, Casey, Jill, the man whose name changes throughout the episode along with Joey as they discuss left lane drivers, Orioles games, zombie apocalypse, National Parks, marathon super fans, and more. Last night I tried something outside the normal solo podcast episode you would expect. This episode experiments with five friends sitting around the dinner table in North Carolina having conversation over wine, beer, and Coke Zero.
57:58
September 23, 2018
Canadian Comfort Food Quest Sends Me a Place Oddly Familiar
The Ol' West Wing is a great place for those in Ontario looking for cold beer, hockey on the tube, and tasty chicken wings available in over 50 different sauces, but it's not the place to send a Kansas native when he's looking for a little taste of Canada. Also discussing the results from the "Do you avoid confrontation?" poll on Facebook. Ol West Wing website: https://www.olwestwing.com/
32:26
September 20, 2018
Air Canada, Fattest Man in the World & Understanding Alcohol
Justice served on my Air Canada flight into Toronto last night. The look on the woman's face was enough to make 100 children laugh and sing. The show is in Toronto today!
28:39
September 19, 2018
Old Irish Men Don't Give AF & Marco Rubio Doxxed #SaltBae
Broadcasting from just outside Chicago and made a huge rookie mistake getting here. Hard to swallow for an experienced traveler. 85 Year Irish man doesn't give AF when the place he's chilling in gets robbed, Marco Rubio being a hypocrite, and my issues with Buzzfeed continues to grow. I hate that I'm turning into a grumpy old man. Articles referenced in today's episode: Old Irish Man Doesn't Give a Shit: http://www.asiaone.com/world/caught-video-85-year-old-man-ireland-fights-3-armed-robbers Salt Bae Hugged Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro So Marco Rubio Doxxed Him: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/salt-bae-maduro-marco-rubio-doxx?origin=thum Feel Better About Yourself With BuzzFeed's "Horror Story A Day" Newsletter: https://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpromotions/horror-story-a-day-newsletter Join the discussion on Facebook.com/EveryoneNeedsaLittle
30:22
September 18, 2018
The Thing to Know about Yourself that will Change Your Life
Buzzfeed is such a horrible website. Why do I keep going to it for show topics, I need an intervention. With my growing hatred, I searched for a Buzzfeed like website but for Gen X'ers like myself since Buzzfeed is built for Millennials. That search had me stumbling across an interesting article about what the American dream is for different generations. The article showed me there is something Gen X'ers and Baby Boomers can learn from Millennials. Article about the American dream referenced in today's episode: https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-baby-boomers-gen-x-define-the-american-dream-2018-7
30:09
September 17, 2018
Need to Let My #1 Fan Know How Much I Love & Appreciate Her
Early Saturday morning episode from my office in downtown Kansas City because my mom is literally staying across the street at the Marriott with my step-dad in town for a bank convention. Going to meet my mom this morning, take her to breakfast and other fun things in the city today.
31:25
September 15, 2018
Facebook is Making Us Stupid with Tribalism & Fake Outrage
Triggered this morning apparently after the "dumb" shit I see in my Facebook Newsfeed almost daily. Facebook can be such a powerful and incredible tool but I keep getting reminded on how it can also be a dangerous tool as well. People see what they want to see, a platform like Facebook gives people the opportunity to experience other perspectives but there's growing number of users that use it to increase tribalism & bullshit fake outrage that just continues to separate us.
36:20
September 14, 2018
Mark Wahlberg's Schedule, Stupid Disclaimers, & OCD Texting
Episode 101 starts out smoothly discussing Mark Wahlberg's weird daily schedule he recently posted on Instagram. But as that moves me toward talking about the old saying, "Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop" I catch myself needing to check myself, and the show goes down a whole different path. My confession about continually making personal disclaimers with people before conversations, my OCD when it comes to text message communication, and admitting to a horrible thing I did when I was dating in my 20's. Article to Mark Wahlberg's daily schedule: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/i-cannot-wrap-my-head-around-mar-wahlbergs-daily
34:23
September 13, 2018
Made it to 100 Episodes, Now what? Time to Make Big Changes
100 episodes was the goal starting this podcast cast back in May. I needed discipline and to finish a personal project that started, for at least once in my life. Today I can say Mission Accomplished. Episode 101 will be coming but changes to the podcast need to be made.
42:04
September 12, 2018
Netflix Show "Ozark" has a Huge Giant Unbelievable Challenge
I like my television shows semi-believable if not based on fantasyland. So I'm having a challenge with the show Ozark on Netflix. Also, another dumb white guy in the news being racist towards four young black men in Florida. The white guy made some entirely wrong choices, but if one thing was different would he have chosen the same actions? What about you? Article on the incident in Florida: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/famu-students-gun-white-resident https://Facebook.com/EveryoneNeedsaLittle
31:28
September 11, 2018
Amazing Sh*t Old People Can Get Away with for Just Being Old
At what age can I start using old people excuses? You know, doing stuff that is completely not ok and getting away with it because one reason and one reason only, you're old. Also on the show today, a valuable lesson from Elon Musk about people, when you think there's nothing but shitty people around you try using this technique I learned from the billionaire. The article used in the episode: https://www.homehero.org/blog/opinions/9-things-seniors-can-get-away-with Join the conversation on https://Facebook.com/EveryoneNeedsaLittle
36:17
September 10, 2018
Drinking Too Much, My MAGA Dad, Elon Musk, & Nike Don't Care
New location for the recording the show today, welcome to my bedroom on this lazy Sunday morning. This episode I explain why I have to get a new bathroom trash can thanks to one of the listeners of this podcast. Also, start down the road of how my dad became a MAGA man and how the POTUS can do nothing bad in his eyes - why are people talking shit on Elon Musk - and why Nike doesn't give a damn of what you think all of you old people like me.
31:26
September 9, 2018
Mind Blown: That is Your Reason But What Is Your Intention?
Last night was supposed just be a Netflix & Chill alone kind of night. Found a Bill Murray movie I had not seen called "The Razor's Edge." I enjoyed this 1984 movie and it had me questioning my own journey in life so far, but when the line "That is your reason, but what is the intention" was said my whole night changed. Currently obsessed with the word "Intention" and how I need to understand it fully.
43:35
September 7, 2018
Succession, Kim's Podcast, Kids These Days, & Giving a Sh*t
What's the difference between successions and goals? This podcast needs a succession plan. My friend Kim has a podcast now, inspired by this one. Do you want to start a podcast? I've got your back fam. Plus addressing a listener's request that I give my view on "kids these days."
33:01
September 6, 2018
Not Great News from the Doctor. Needing Stress Relief Ideas!
My visit to the doctor yesterday reveals that I have way too much stress in my life and it is killing me. Changes have to be made or I will die a lot earlier than I currently want. Understanding that my personal life needs to get better and become as important to me as my professional life is not a problem, but my lack of wanting to make friends or leave my place during the week is the huge deterrent.
33:09
September 5, 2018
Ladies, Which Do you Want More? Equality Or Old Fashion?
Read an article, my friend Mabel posted online recently titled, "12 Old-Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Definitely Bring Back". The article did not sit well with me so I told Mabel I would give my response with a podcast episode. Here is that episode. Little fired up today. Link to the original article: http://www.songhanhphuc.org/12-old-fashioned-dating-habits-we-should-definitely-bring-back/
44:22
September 4, 2018
Fear of Learning that Everything You Loved in Life Was a Lie
Just finished "The Keepers" on Netflix & my mind is confused and trying to understand everything I took in watching the series. Physically sick to my stomach learning how the Catholic church in Baltimore handled priests accused of sexually assaulting children. If I was Catholic I'd be so angry at the leadership of the church. What else in the world is full of lies hidden by old white dudes?
33:57
September 3, 2018
Loneliness, Depression , Dementia, & Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
"Quiet Time with Mike": Saturday morning breakfast podcasting time at First Watch with my buddy Silent Mike joining the episode. Two grown miserable men discussing festivals, cookbooks, zoos, loneliness, depression, dementia, and lemon ricotta pancakes.
34:33
September 1, 2018
Things Men Are Afraid to Ask Women for But Really Want Badly
Giving my view on the Glamour article "50 Things Men Are Afraid to Ask for (but Really Want Super-Duper Badly)" on today's episode. I agree with some but think some are absolutely stupid. Link to the article: https://www.glamour.com/gallery/50-things-men-are-afraid-to-ask-for-but-really-want-super-badly
33:59
August 31, 2018
Facebook Debates, Loneliness, & Adding to "Dead to Me" List
Late night has me worried that the listeners might think I'm having a stroke on the show today. Fantastic dinner at my new favorite restaurant in Kansas City last night with friends from my professional world. Also got into a Facebook debate after getting home last night about DUI checkpoints with a stranger online and against the standard Facebook protocol of arguing with strangers on the platform we didn't call each other horrible names. I thought civil debating on Facebook was a myth? Apparently not, and that gives me hope in you people. And no plans for the coming up Labor Day weekend except adding a few more people to my DTM list.
41:35
August 30, 2018
Just How Judgmental & Pretentious Am I? Let's Take a Quiz!
There isn't a better way to get right down into your soul trying to understand your id and your ego then taking a Buzzfeed.com online 30 question quiz. When you can't afford therapy, just use Buzzfeed quizzes. *Sarcasm* . On today's episode, I take a Buzzfeed quiz to discover how judgemental or pretentious I really am. Link to the Buzzfeed quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/natalyalobanova/pretentious-checklist-quiz?utm_term=.tpb6jqv8W3#.mtVbdzm7Xq Post your results on the podcast's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/everyoneneedsalittle or Twitter: https://twitter.com/Evry1NeedsaLiL
41:40
August 29, 2018
I was 13 Years Old One when One Song in 1988 Changed My Life
Overnight backyard camping sleepover at Danny Jacobs house in 1988 (I refer to 1986 in the episode but the correct time was fall of 1988) changed my life entirely in the world of music but also brought on a life of secrecy and hiding that love because of my fear of being judged by white & black people. Hip Hop & Grunge saved me from shitty music. Join the discussion on https://Facebook.com/EveryoneNeedsaLittle Twitter: https://twitter.com/Evry1NeedsaLiL
38:57
August 28, 2018
Facebook is Adding Stress & Making Me Crazy. Time to Unplug?
I've unfriended, unfollowed, blocked, and I believe about everything I can do to keep my digital sanity up to this moment. Its just been a constant daily bombardment of a thousand opinions of the news, politics & pop culture from people I know and people I do not, it is becoming too much. I believe myself & others are losing empathy. I miss the days where I didn't have to know about my friends & family's inner thoughts. Not knowing what everyone thought all the time about everything was so peaceful. That an old friend is a racist, a cousin being a self-proclaimed victim, a former coworker a liar, or a new friend being bat-shit crazy. Facebook and the Internet, in general, is just dumping way too much information on me. Is it time to unplug, or drain more opinion information on you all, the listeners of the Everyone Needs a Little podcast? :) Join the discussion https://facebook.com/everyoneneedsalittle
33:44
August 27, 2018
Megs & Bacon Perspective on the Multi-Level Marketing World
Megan is back on the podcast after flying into Kansas City for a weekend visit. Saturday Morning "Megs & Bacon" special episode gets inside our individual perspectives of the world of MLM, multi-level marketing. AdvoCare, Amway, Avon, Beachbody, doTerra, Herbalife, Isagenix, Longaberger, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Nature's Sunshine, Pampered Chef Rodan + Fields are just a few mentioned in the episode today. Expecting a lot of middle-aged white women to not be happy with me after this episode. But I'd love to have any MLM advocates on a future episode.
36:51
August 25, 2018
Using the Term "Gentleman" & other Dumb Traditional Rituals
We sure live in the past when it comes to a lot of the things we do for being a technologically advanced progressive society . There are so many old dumb traditional everyday things we do that don't make sense in today's world. Shaking hands, men taking their hats off, yelling "bless you" to someone who just sneezed are a few of the weird things we are programmed to do "to be polite" but have no rhyme or reason behind them. While we're on that topic, instead of the term "Gentleman" can we substitute it with "decent human being" and drop some of the dumb stuff that has been labeled as "requirements to be a gentleman?" Is it 2018? I think so.
43:37
August 24, 2018
Mrs Crowley was Wrong, Use Google More & I Don't Trust You
Today's episode starts out strong with proving my old junior high math teacher completely wrong. We then move into a world of why you should be using Google more, maybe some aha moments in there for you (I fucking hope for my happiness) and how Google Home is one of the most significant amazing purchases I've made. But then the episode takes a weird turn where I confess that I don't trust any of you, not one bit. But I still love you, want you to have a great day and keep smiling.
38:19
August 23, 2018
Declinism is for Dummies, Current Octane & 1980's Porn
Since the beginning of civilization, there have always been people bitching that the current generation and world we know it is going up in flames. As lives progress, while some things change for the better and some change for the worse, loss aversion means that we pay much more attention to the bad stuff. So overall, people think life as we know it is getting worse & they blame it on the current generation. Spouting off about how things were so amazing "back in the day." This way of thinking is called declinism, and it is complete bullshit false "fake news" way of thinking. Complaining about the current generation is tacky AF. If you suffer from declinism chances are you are pumping a low octane fuel into your self-worth tank. Thank God I'm here to save you & myself.
33:23
August 22, 2018
Drunk Lonely Annoying Porch Guy vs Young Fake Alpha Male Bro
There are a few personalities I don't get along with at all. A lot of time it's me, I'm the asshole. Two of characters I don't do well with clashed right in front of my eyes at the pool area last weekend where I live. The drunk annoying stranger conversation forcer in his late forties who doesn't wear a shirt and entirely should be wearing a shirt while he sits out on his balcony playing annoying classic rocks songs that are great songs but we all don't need a fucking DJ at the "luxury apartment complex" catches a young millennial 22-26 year old fake alpha male with a Napolean complex drinking Michelob Ultra with his two bro friends taking a piss in public at the complex's pool right there on the sidewalk. What would follow in this situation with drunk disrespectful bro poolside & drunk talkative old man balcony-side was hilarity, confusion, and drama. Everyone Needs a Little Merch is here: https://teespring.com/stores/everyone-needs-a-little-merch
37:49
August 21, 2018
Birthday Parties at McDonalds in the Eighties & Russell Stover
Taking a trip down memory lane this morning with glimpses in my past thoughts & childhood experiences of McDonald birthday parties were back in my day as a kid, the 1980's My mushy adult brain remembers them as excellent, especially when the Kim brothers would show up with a box of Russell Stover candy, but were they really that cool? Also in today's episode, I give previously unreleased personal tips on what a cool uncle brings as gifts to his nieces' birthday parties AND where you can purchase those gifts, it's entirely genius if you want to be remembered as the fantastic, exciting uncle.
36:40
August 20, 2018
The Life as a Single Smart Adventurous Man in Kansas City.
I thought Brandon Kenig and I were complete opposites but after having breakfast with him Saturday morning, I learned that we are a lot alike. We're going through a lot of the same challenges when it comes to our faith in people. Brandon and I have a great discussion about dating, friendship, adventure and may have just created the Everyone Needs a Little Adventure club. Check out the episode for more. Check out "2 Men in the Middle", the political podcast Brandon co-hosts: https://2meninthemiddle.com/
47:20
August 19, 2018
What Women Don't Know About Men; 27 Things To Consider
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/ Join the show on Facebook: https://facebook.com/everyoneneedsalittle
40:58
August 18, 2018
10 Signs You're Addicted to Drama. Time to Face the Music.
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". Article reference in this podcast episode: https://thoughtcatalog.com/kayla-mathys/2015/03/10-signs-youre-addicted-to-drama/ Give your reactions on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/everyoneneedsalittle
34:42
August 17, 2018
If You Think Faking Orgasms is Wrong, Try Faking Personality
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.
30:54
August 16, 2018
Fat Poor Racist Old White Men with Classic Cars on Facebook
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.
38:57
August 15, 2018
Things You Should Know When Approaching 40 Years Old
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/
34:38
August 14, 2018
My Dumbass has Jury Duty this Morning in Missouri, FML
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.
33:17
August 13, 2018
Whitebread Confrontation at the Topeka, Kansas Target Superstore
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.
36:38
August 12, 2018
No Wants to Be Known as the Person Who Just "Snapped"
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/
30:55
August 11, 2018
Special Place in Hell for People Who Don't Return Texts
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
34:22
August 10, 2018
Learning About the MidLife Crisis Has Me Getting Vulnerable
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.
42:04
August 9, 2018
High School Memories, Rocky 6, & Orange is the New Black
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.
31:46
August 8, 2018
Unsolicited D Pics; My Theory of Why Some Guys Send Them
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.
35:21
August 7, 2018
Coffee Does Not Go Cold in Palm Desert, California
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?
32:47
August 7, 2018
Are These the Most Annoying Things People Do On Facebook?
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
36:34
August 6, 2018
Not Understanding Culture & the Dark Tourist on Netflix
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
33:50
August 5, 2018
Hey Fat Ass, Does Your Seat Belt Fit? - My Flight Attendant
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.
22:06
August 3, 2018
2 Minute Rule Changed My Life & the story of Nathan Mathis
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
29:04
August 2, 2018
Bitching About Customer Service & Still Tipping 20%
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.
23:37
August 1, 2018
What Are The Habits That Will Change Your Life Forever?
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
32:55
July 31, 2018
Things That Happen in Hotel Rooms; Welcome to Nastytown
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...
22:58
July 30, 2018
According to Experts, I Have No Idea What I'm Doing
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.
37:59
July 29, 2018
Please Look, Love, & Accept Me? Jesus, I'm a Basket Case
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.
30:54
July 28, 2018
Wine Ignorance, Being White Bread, & Real Guilty Pleasures
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/
30:53
July 27, 2018
Grown A$$ People Who Can't Spell or Produce Good Grammar
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.
32:41
July 26, 2018
Garage Living in Kansas & Music that Makes Me Hurt Inside
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.
33:56
July 25, 2018
Thanks Facebook For Assisting Me in Judging Myself Even More
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
34:44
July 24, 2018
Always Remember, the First One Who Gets Angry Loses
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.
30:44
July 23, 2018
Disclosing Two Personal Nuggets; Fetishes & Daddy Issues
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. Facebook.com/everyoneneedsalittle
30:56
July 22, 2018
Masterpiece Meatloaf, Fed & Faded, and Unmotivated Friends
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.
30:21
July 21, 2018
What Ever Became of your Childhood Dreams and Wishes?
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.
31:04
July 20, 2018
I'm a UnSelfAware Hypocritical Hermit Who Has No Friends
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
27:46
July 19, 2018
Life Tips Every Man Should Consider, like Buy More Plungers
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
29:13
July 18, 2018
Inspirational Posts on Instagram Used to be My Jam Man
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.
26:37
July 17, 2018
Today is All About New Experiences, Podcasting from 30K ft
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.
22:39
July 16, 2018
Everything you Wanted & Did Not Want to Know about Maryland
Back deck sitting in Westminster, MD early Saturday morning discussion with the Gardner ladies. Ro gives us a good perception of the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.
35:29
July 14, 2018
How Could an American Not Know Puerto Rico is America?
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."
31:44
July 13, 2018
Top 5 Lists & Kylie Jenner Worth Almost One Billion Dollars
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?
27:42
July 12, 2018
Your Imperfections are your Perfection
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.
27:18
July 11, 2018
Axe Swinging People in 7-Elevens Might Be My Biggest Fear
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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4104642/Evie-Amati-accused-Sydney-7-Eleven-axe-attack-born-boy-named-Karl.html
25:10
July 10, 2018
Attention Whores, Validation, & the Next Best Thing World
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.
28:26
July 9, 2018
Sunday with my Grandmother. A Lesson in Family History Part 1
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.
53:46
July 8, 2018
Why Do Trolls on the Internet Exist? You are Being Sold.
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.
27:38
July 6, 2018
No, Not Every Old Person is an Asshole: Just 5% of Them
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".
25:40
July 5, 2018
Combat Vet Says Stop Saying "Thank You for your Service"
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.
36:48
July 4, 2018
Does Anyone Think They Weren't Awkward AF in Junior High?
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.
27:57
July 3, 2018
30 days to Spend $30 Million, Richard Pryor did it, can you?
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?
29:26
July 2, 2018
Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask a Woman
Doing the show again from Cascone's Diner in the River Market with my awesome friend Holly Wood. I'm asking her the questions every man wants to know about women but are too afraid to ask.
32:42
June 30, 2018
LET IT GO! Just Throw That Shit Away (Or Donate 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.
27:10
June 29, 2018
People Who Give Jesus & Sally Jessy Raphael All the Credit
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.
26:10
June 28, 2018
My Top 5 Greatest Television Shows of All Time
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.
31:29
June 27, 2018
Christmas Cards, Queer Eye & Cheesecake Analogies
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.
28:01
June 26, 2018
Anthony Bourdain: Difference In Depressed vs Depression??
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.
27:16
June 25, 2018
The Song Hijacker Megan Is Back on Today's Show!
Megan comes in from SoCal to Kansas City to be on the show as we broadcast from Cascones Diner in the River Market Kansas City. We talk Penn & Teller and randomness on the podcast about nothing.
21:23
June 23, 2018
Why No Kids & No Ex-Wives. It's the 25th Episode of the Show!
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.
29:02
June 22, 2018
Old School Technology & Online Thirsty Motherf*ckers
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.
33:19
June 21, 2018
Remember When You Had No Idea Who Your Crazy Friends Are
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.
23:51
June 20, 2018
True Past Lives & the Positives to Being a Psychopath
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.
22:12
June 19, 2018
Dear Future Lineage, I'm Seriously Not a Attention Whore.
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...
22:35
June 18, 2018
Just because you have the money doesn't mean you need to spend the money
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
25:28
June 17, 2018
Live at the Dealership: Buying a New Vehicle Today
Recording at a car dealership today as I'm buying a new vehicle. Brought my combat buddy along so we're talking about how he feels uncomfortable when someone thanks his for his service.
09:42
June 16, 2018
Paula Dean was a Straight Up Gangster
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.
33:50
June 15, 2018
Something You Didn't Know About the Boys That Send D Pics
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
30:44
June 14, 2018
Pay Heed Dad's Day is Upon Us & learn about Kansas City BBQ
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/
27:47
June 13, 2018
Jesus Christ I've Changed & Local News Makes Me Cringe
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
29:58
June 12, 2018
You Should Not Go To Europe and This Is Why
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.
27:48
June 11, 2018
ON A BOAT! Our Last Evening in Switzerland.
Our last night in Geneva, Switzerland
10:26
June 5, 2018
Watching the Sunset from our Paris Hotel Terrace
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.
23:54
June 3, 2018
If the Orioles Don't Give You Beer, You Crush Them in the News
My lady Megan joins the show just before the European tour. We're talking about the 90's and those pesky O fans from Baltimore.
20:09
June 2, 2018
Efficiency is the Secret to Life & Who's Really Upset that Sears is Closing
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?
30:18
June 1, 2018
I Am My Biggest Bully & Fear of Being a Culture Vulture
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.
28:51
May 31, 2018
A Day that Will Go Down in History . The 1st Episode
Starting out strong discussing the Westboro Baptist Church. Plus falling off mountains, White House sinkholes, and celebrating World Goth Day. Facebook.com/EveryoneNeedsaLittle
28:18
May 31, 2018
Is Getting Married Overrated? And a Preacher asks for $54M.
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.
32:34
May 30, 2018
How "Being Manly" is Absolutely Ridiculous
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.
30:49
May 29, 2018
"If it bleeds it leads" journalism & Assholes in Jobs
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.
25:48
May 28, 2018
People who wake up extra early & Left lane highway drivers
First Saturday show discussing my grandfather's insistence of waking up before anyone in the family, how there's a special place in hell for left lane highway drivers, and today's trending topics.
28:10
May 26, 2018
Confederate Flags, Wine Humor, and White Male Privilege
Twitter topics put me on a rant comparing the wine culture to those who still fly confederate flags, and a shout out to the Boba Fett fan clubs.
26:13
May 25, 2018
My Ignored Suggestions to Southwest Airlines and Barbecue
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?
24:43
May 24, 2018
How I Almost F*cked Up the Name of this Podcast
My dad's mexican tattoo made the show today along with the search for the Loch Ness Monster.
19:28
May 23, 2018
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