Finding Subjects Podcast
Have A Great Day!
A few words of encouragement to help kick-start your day!
October 21, 2021
Episode 138: Lost Love
A little guitar playing today with a lot of positivity. We talk about what it is you are passionate about and how you should embrace and run with it!
October 20, 2021
The Silence Of The Night
Can’t sleep? Me as well. So I say hello to you and talk about what’s on my mind, utilizing various modes of communication while creating content, in the silence of the night…
October 18, 2021
Episode 137: Ástmar In Iceland!
Today I check in with an old friend from Iceland, Ástmar, as we discuss global warming, Icelandic social services such as education and healthcare, spirituality, bullying, suicide, respecting each other, volcanic eruptions, Ben Stiller’s movie ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’, and living life to its fullest.
October 15, 2021
Episode 136: Hope!
When facing adversity we have to keep the faith and keep hoping that things will get better.
October 14, 2021
Today’s Morning Ride!
The version without the music…not so much fun! Please sign up for a FREE Spotify account to you can then sing along with us to today’s tunes…The Banana Splits theme song and The Jefferson’s theme song. Laughter is a great way to start your day!!! Sign up soon!
October 12, 2021
Today’s Morning Ride To Work!
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Morning ride singalongs! Got a request, send it to me!!! Have a great day!
October 12, 2021
Episode 135: A Ride Through DELCO
We take a ride together in the truck as I give you an audio tour of my past memories and neighborhoods, something I like to do occasionally to remind myself of where I came from and how blessed I am for everyone and everything in my life. I talk about dinner with John Entwissle from the band The Who, DELCO which is Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and growing up here with great friends.
October 11, 2021
Episode 134: What The World Needs Now
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
We talk about how music and memories serve as a time stamp that takes us back to those special times in our lives.
October 8, 2021
Episode 133: Music + Talk coming to Finding Subjects Podcast!
Some new changes coming to the show. Music+ Talk, it’s going to be interesting and deeper subjects as we will dive into songs and the memories and meanings we have about them
October 8, 2021
Episode 132: What's So Funny About Peace, Love, And Understanding?
On this episode we field questions from our listening audience and get deep into some of the problems we are encountering now in society in regards to hatred and the lack of respect for our fellow man. We also talk about the Marc Mero's Champion of Choices Program which ties in to our discussion about respect, bullying, and empathy for each other. We then get into our more comedic part where we talk about the less serious news of the world and questions posed by more listeners.
October 1, 2021
Episode 131: Zero To Hatred In Two Seconds
Things have changed drastically in our country. People seem short fused, full of anger and hatred towards anyone who doesn't think like they do. The way I'm combating that is by not getting sucked into their vortex of negativity and simultaneously securing my American right to be the individual I want to be and not part of the herd or flock of sheep!
September 24, 2021
Episode 130: Down With The Sickness
COVID still has me down, trying my best to feel better but you can only do so much. In this episode I say hello, talk briefly about where I've been and why the episodes have been behind.
September 7, 2021
Episode 129: Delta Variant Covid-19
Covid caught up with me. A quick hello from bed while I desperately try to outsmart Covid and climb back to normal...
August 25, 2021
Episode 128: What's Your Purpose?
I try my best at getting back in the game of saying hello and striking conversations with strangers... We talk to Bob and Brandon from Nebraska... And we then meet David Caddell from EC3 Health as he tells us a little bit about his company. You can find more about EC3 Health at EC3Health.com
July 26, 2021
Episode 127: Observations From Ft. Lauderdale
Sitting along A1A observing the natural beauty, the people, being mindful, and feeling thankful for being born in the USA
July 19, 2021
Episode 126: Setting And Achieving Your Goals
What is it that is blocking your way of being happy? Do you have goals you wish to achieve and seem to always fail to launch? Write your goals down so you can see them. Make sure this plan is safe for you. Take baby steps to achieve success and build on those accomplishments until you are on your way to your goal! We talk about these topics on this episode of Finding Subjects! Thank you for being here!!
June 24, 2021
Episode 125: Grim Reaper, Life, Death, Appreciation, Positivity, Thankfulness!
Things happen when you get older. Friends pass away, sickness arrives, we don't look the same or act the same as we did when we were younger, and simultaneously, things get less complicated. Tis happens to everyone, it's called life. Today I keep it positive and talk about these things in a comedic sort of way while simultaneously appreciating life for every second we are given.
June 18, 2021
Episode 124: Time Traveling To Meet Your Younger Self
What would say to your thirteen-year-old self if you could go back and time? We talk about that on todays episode!
June 1, 2021
Episode 123: Getting Hammered At The OBX
I find the greatest peace of mind at the beach. On this episode recorded from within the pounding surf on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA we talk about mindfulness as I get hammered by waves.
May 24, 2021
Episode 122: How To Survive In Today's World
Surviving in todays world isn't easy. You have to apply yourself, work hard, and learn a skill, trade, career that will be able to help you provide for yourself and your loved ones, and simultaneously not count on anyone else to carry your weight.
May 14, 2021
Episode 121: School Dayz
On today's episode we talk...School Detention, suspension, Gambling, Summer School, Big Mack, Filet-O-Fish, Owning our faults, Evil Knievel toys, Big Wheels, Riding Shopping Carts, bettering our relationships, Judging others, being thankful to God for everything.
May 7, 2021
Episode 120: Living On A Prayer
When life gets serious and it seems the future is dark, there is one thing we can turn to for hope...prayer...
May 4, 2021
Episode 119: This One Time At Band Camp
A short story about my time at band camp and getting married at twelve to a future supermodel!
April 26, 2021
Episode 118: The Attack of the Red Speedboat
We talk about racism, prayers, and doing stuff, then I read a quick short story I wrote about being young and goofy while out on a red speedboat! All this and more on this episode of Finding Subjects Podcast!
April 22, 2021
Episode 117: Getting High On Life!
National Bicycle Day, Jumping ramps as kids, motivating ourselves in the darkest of times while we try to overcome adversity, getting high on life itself, all of this on todays episode of Finding Subjects Podcast.
April 20, 2021
Episode 116: Wake Up!
Wake up and stop feeling sorry for yourself, start concentrating on your goals, your missions in life, and do them to the best of your ability. The most valuable commodity we can have in this life of ours is time itself and most of us are too busy with our heads up our butts to realize that time is quickly passing us by as we get lost in unrealistic wishes instead of loving what we already may have. Get focused and start truly living your life!
April 16, 2021
Episode 115: Can't We All Get Along?
We talk violence between each other, communicating about it, and praying about it!
April 12, 2021
Episode 114: Far Out Friday...Trivia, Hey Yo Dear Tony.
We kick off our first ever 'Far Out Friday' with trivia questions for a five million dollar (pretend) prize, and also get into some 'Dear Tony' Questions about the 'Friend Zone', why some cats don't bury their own poop, and when is enough, enough, to kick off the weekend with a laugh or two.
April 9, 2021
Episode 113: What is God's Will For Us?
hat is God's will for us? Are we on the right path? How do we know if we are? What God's will for us leads to incredible sacrifice?
April 8, 2021
Episode 112: Road Rage, Skunk Weed, and Helicopter Parenting
I take my daughter back to college as we talk about Road Rage, Skunk Weed, Street Smarts, Family, Overbearing Helicopter parenting, Father Lions watching over the family, and an incredible level of love for each other and our family.
April 5, 2021
Episode 111: The More Things Change...
Mentally time-traveling back to thoughts of my youth then back again realizing and understanding that the more things in society change, the more everything stays the same, maybe not technologically or scientifically, but possibly with our wants and needs...
April 1, 2021
Episode 110: A Ride, A Walk, And A Talk
We hop in the truck and take a ride to the woods as we talk about life, being middle aged, and where we our in our personal journey.
March 26, 2021
109: Bright Side Of The Moon
I put a photo of the moon on FindingSubjects.com and we talk about it, and also about appreciating everything around us as well. Stay motivated, stay positive, stay thankful! I wrap up the show with a song I wrote called "Bright Side Of The Moon!"
March 19, 2021
108: Refocusing On Our Goals
Every once in a while we have to refocus our goals and set ourselves back up for success. Falling out of focus happens to all of us, so on this episode we lite the afterburner motivational fires for approximately eleven-minutes to get us back up to speed and success.
March 11, 2021
107: Asking For Help
Sometimes we are very apprehensive in asking for help when going through difficult times. In this episode I talk about Psalm 40, and how such an ancient text can easily be applied to our current day problems.
March 10, 2021
106: Let It Be
Pursuing our dreams, reaching our goals, when to realize when enough is indeed good enough, success is subjective, letting things be, embracing who we are, surrendering ourselves to our faith, we talk about all of this on this episode of Finding Subjects Podcast!
March 1, 2021
105: Disconnect To Connect
Disconnect to connect to the world around you is healthy when you are overloaded by social media. It's ok to unplug yourself from the constant flow of information overload. We talk about the good old days when we were unplugged always, and how we got lost in sports, music, hanging out with out friends, walking to the mall, or sitting in our rooms listening to 8-track stereos and looking at our Farrah Fawcett posters.
February 26, 2021
104: Treat Yo Self
It's alright to be kind to yourself and 'treat yo self' on occasion. We all need a diversion from the adversities in life so a good hobby can be excellent for destressing ourselves. Be kind to yourself!
February 22, 2021
103: Talking To God
When it comes to your faith, are you all in? Some of us go through life believing we are committed to our faith in God, but are we truly? In this episode I talk about prayer (conversation), death and dying, and the question...do we go somewhere when we die or does our internal energy simply dissipate? The answers to these questions may be unknown...but it kind of comes down to the strength of our faith and if we are all indeed...all in...or not...
February 12, 2021
102: Follow Your Dreams
Get busy living! Got a dream you want to live? Is it realistic? Then what are you waiting for? I personally have small tasks that I wish to achieve, but life and fear have caused me to put it all on the backburner. I'm now realizing in my older age that if I take no action, nothing will ever occur, and so with that, I am finding the courage to take the steps forward to do what I've been dreaming of doing.
February 8, 2021
101: Life Finances 101
After high school I found a job and spent my money recklessly. Looking back now as a parent, I wish I were taught some basics in finance by my parents and also in school. In this episode I touch upon some of the things I wish I had learned.
February 4, 2021
100: Thank You
On episode one hundred we talk about being thankful for everything we have, and how incredible Chris Cornell's cover of 'Thank You' by Led Zeppelin is definitely worth listening to often as is his entire 'Songbook' acoustic live album. We get into my reasons why photography has the power to halt time, and time travel as well. And most importantly, a big thank you to everyone who listens to Finding Subjects Podcast and got us to Episode One Hundred!
January 28, 2021
When do your achievements become good enough? When is enough, actually enough to satisfy you? Setting goals, finding a way to achieve them, reaching them, sometimes isn't enough, but maybe it should be?
January 20, 2021
98: Trust But Verify
From deep within the concrete bunker we talk about recent event's and the possibility at how disinformation could be lurking and luring us in.
January 11, 2021
97: Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Heck no. I enjoy remembering the old times, and on this episode we take a trip down memory lane and discuss, the milk man, gas man, vegetable huckster, the mosquito man, DDT spraying, all of the crazy things we experienced as kids back in the day, as we say Happy New Year to all.
December 31, 2020
96: Way Above Average
We answer 'Yo, Tony' questions and keep it humorous while talking about Fat Jesus, being above average, aerobic and anaerobic workouts, and striving to be the best we can be.
December 30, 2020
95: Something Special
Eating breakfast and recording a podcast in a cemetery. Talking to dead people. Remembering good times. Reminding ourselves we are indeed special.
December 29, 2020
94: A Christmas Wish
We briefly talk about the ultimate Christmas Gift as we give thanks and be mindful of what is actually the most important things in our life. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!
December 25, 2020
93: Music and Memories
Recalling the music and the memories we associate with particular songs from our past and how strong those emotions can remain over time.
December 17, 2020
92: Pray About It
The best advice I can give anyone looking for guidance, help, comfort...is to Pray About It!
December 7, 2020
91: Fighting The Funk
Today we discuss mental health issues and how to deal with them. We touch upon suicide prevention, anxiety, depression, seeking professional help when experiencing these issues, and talking to others when something is disturbing you deep within.
December 3, 2020
90: I'm Thankful For...
I ask listeners to call in and tell me what they are thankful for...family, love, health, happiness seem to be common answers..
November 27, 2020
89: The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times
Hanging out with Chico, Overcoming Adversity, Life Purpose, Legacy, Yo Tony, Quarantine, Rocky, The Three Stooges, Tony Montana, Olivia Wilde, Mask wearing, and embarrassing moments we can't let define us.
November 20, 2020
88: Dear Tony
Dear Tony, is an extension of Finding Subjects Podcast where we attempt to answer any questions anyone would like to pose to us, from serious to absurd, we'll do our best!
November 13, 2020
87: Right Now
Right now your life is passing you by. Many people simply take it for granted that there will be a tomorrow, while others understand there are no promises and every minute is priceless.
November 6, 2020
86: Think Before You Act
Think first before you blow up about a situation. Reacting with emotion instead of logic can cost you big time. Step back, count to ten, and think of the consequences before you act!
October 29, 2020
85: Be A Millionaire
Loving what you already have can make you the richest person you know. It's all part of being appreciative, thankful, and mindful of everything you already have. Too often we set our minds to unrealistic goals that only leave us feeling unsatisfied when the wealthiest people that I know are the ones who understand the wealth behind what they already possess.
October 20, 2020
In these times of self-importance and pretentiousness, I figured I'd unleash a few of the dumbest things I've ever done, just because I enjoy bucking the system and doing my own thing. I've made mistakes in life, big ones, we all do, and I still do, so in this episode I'll talk about a few bad decisions that I've lived to regret, laugh about, and tell without regard, because like I've said so many times, nobody is perfect, not even close.
October 19, 2020
83: Embrace Yourself
Who are you? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Well, you should be. You are unique. You are special. There isn't anyone on this earth exactly like you, which means the word, 'normal', is completely subjective, and with that understanding, we should learn to embrace ourselves for who we are. We all encounter adversities in life and it's a battle to get through but we have to get tough and fight on knowing that no war last forever.
October 14, 2020
82: Embrace Your Passion
The death of Eddie Van Halen really made me contemplate life and the gifts we are given. One of the most talented and prolific musicians of all time, Van Halen displayed his passion for music in every performance, which motivated me today to talk about our passions in life, to find and embrace them, and how not take each day we are blessed with, for granted, but to live everyday with passion and energy.
October 8, 2020
81: One Hundred And Ten Percent
On todays episode we talk about putting your all behind everything you do, because you deserve the very best you can do! Listen up, get it done, be the best you can be. Lets go!
September 24, 2020
80: What's Poppin?
A quick look back in the past and then towards the future, talking about life, memories, legacies, history, mysteries, wars, deaths, and eternal life by living within the minds of others.
September 18, 2020
79: Escaping The Funk
It's impossible to please everyone in life. When it comes down to it you have to be yourself and tell it like it is, politely, and in that way, you will escape the funk that comes along with trying to please everyone, all of the time.
September 10, 2020
78: Check Yourself
I get a colonoscopy and talk about it along with staying positive in these dark times. Of course I always utilize humor to get through the most stressful of situations and this one was no different. Preventive medicine is key.
August 26, 2020
77: Getting Healthy for You and Your Family
Warning number two came from my cardiologist yesterday. Weight is going up making other numbers off, it's something I have to do for not only myself but for my family as well. Losing weight, getting healthy, eating right. I will try the free version of NOOM on this journey.
August 11, 2020
76: How Is God Real? Part 2
We continue our conversation with Scott and talk about free will, evil, love, and how we feel they all relate to our relationships with God.
July 23, 2020
75: How Is God Real? Part 1
We talked last episode about the question, 'Is God Real?' In this follow up episode I talk with a friend of mine, Scott, and we tackle the question 'How IS God Real?' We float a lot of ideas around and the more we talk about it, the more I listen, the deeper my understanding of my faith becomes.
July 20, 2020
74: Is God Real?
I have a friend going through health adversities. Knowing my faith, he asked me if God is real, and if so, could I explain my opinion of God to him. You hear my struggles of explaining to myself and you, what I attempted to explain to him...
July 17, 2020
73: Finding and Overcoming Failure
Ever have something dramatic in your life and it was embarrassing and even time can't seem to make it go away? Me too, and I talk about it on today's episode.
July 14, 2020
72: Making Memories
It's important to make memories, but also just as important to never forget where you came from and the people you once knew.
July 9, 2020
71: Fight The Power
The other day as I wandered around Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pa, USA, I couldn't help but notice a black man wearing a patriotic ball cap and and an interesting shirt which what appeared to be whip slash mark on the back of it. To me he was a walking narrative, a story to be heard, witholding a story to be told, and I felt compelled to talk to him and hear it, if only he would tell me... And that's where we pick up the story..
June 29, 2020
70: When Young Minds Speak
This episode I interview my great nephews, Luc and Sean, and we talk about George Floyd, Covid-19, Riots, Protesting, Police Officers, and what it's like to be a seven and an eleven year old during these difficult times.
June 16, 2020
69: All We Need Is Love
Meet Contraband Slim, his motivation in life is to share positivity and love to everyone he meets. His enthusiasm has motivated me to share his message with you, especially in these trying times, and in turn, we are hoping you too will spread this message to others.
June 8, 2020
68: Philly Road Trip Part Two
A continuation of my road trip to Philly and sharing my thoughts with you of family, memories made, reflecting on the past, being in a mental funk, and when all is said and done, things will get better.
May 28, 2020
67: Philly Road Trip Pt. 1
I hit the road and drive into town to reminisce about days gone by.
May 26, 2020
66: Mindfulness Meditation My Way
Mindfulness Meditation is the act of bringing your thoughts into the present moment, being in the 'now' and quieting those racing thoughts we all have running through our minds. I do my own type of Mindfulness Meditation by going out with my camera, recorder, and focus on searching for then finding subjects to occupy my mind at that moment, on that specific subject. Join me as I take you on a walk where I relax my mind and focus on the now.
May 19, 2020
65: Want To Lose Some Weight?
I'd like to lose some weight, I need to lose some weight, but I know it's going to take self-discipline and determination to get it done. I get together with my friends and set goals to achieve, so I'm doing that with you now, let's set reachable healthy goals, whatever it is be it weight loss, eating healthier, exercising, practicing mindfulness, meditating, it's your call. There's no secret to success, it's just all of us promising to give it our all. Wanna join in?
May 12, 2020
64: Ramble On
Sometimes it's ok to not have a particular purpose at a particular time. Sometimes it ok just to be in the moment, kind of like driving in a truck, having a conversation about nothing, with not one in particular, heading nowhere specifically, just Rambling On! It's what we do in the episode, take a ride to nowhere, and talk about whatever pops up.
May 11, 2020
63: Hug Somebody
Hugging someone expresses love beyond words for a lot of people. Hugging someone can mean someone is really happy to be in your presence, and it can mean goodbye as well. But these days, if you are a hugger, you may be going through an emotional rough time with social distancing in effect. Today we talk to 'Blondie', who simply loves people so much she loves to give a hug, if they don't mind of course.
May 5, 2020
62: Determinism vs Free Will
Ever wonder if everything you do in life has already been predetermined? Of does 'Free-Will' have everything to do about everything we do? This is the topic in today's episode of FInding Subjects
May 2, 2020
61: Hockey Life In Canada
In this episode of Finding Subjects, I call up a friend of mine, Rob, and we talk old hockey stories, experiences in the junior leagues, playing for fun, making the pros, realistic expectations on child athletes, and giving back to the community.
April 15, 2020
60: PANDEMIC 2
Utilizing music as a distraction in dealing with Covid19. Social Distancing, and flattening the curve. The band 'Accept' and their song 'Pandemic.'
March 23, 2020
Music is the cure-all for anything that gets me down. When things get hard, I go deep into the music to lift my soul to another place. In this episode we talk about the band "Accept' and their song 'Pandemic', and then I discuss a little bit of how I'm dealing with this pandemic in a humorous way. Ka Kaaaaaa...Ka Kaaaaaaaa.
March 20, 2020
58: Funk Outta Here
Short positive message then we blast the airwaves with positive energy in a new song dropped today by Finding Subjects, in a techno sort of way! Dance like no one is watching, people, dance like you just don't care! We will get through this.
March 17, 2020
57: Coronavirus vs Hoagies
In this episode I talk about the Coronavirus Pandemic, remaining calm in the face of adversity, and the best hoagie I've found in a long time.
March 13, 2020
56: Where's Larry?
In this episode I learn of some bad news regarding an old friend. I embark on a road trip to learn the truth about what happened to him, and along the way I contemplate the meaning of life, the difficulty of sitting on a beach in high winds, the ability to convert yourself into a tree upon your death, and what really matters in life is how we live, not how we die.
March 6, 2020
55: If I Were Me
What would you tell yourself if you could back in time and talk to the younger you?
February 26, 2020
54: That's Life
We all get knocked down, kicked, fed up, frustrated, ready to throw in the towel and quit, but the word QUIT is not in our vocabulary any longer! In this episode I share some life events where I've been kicked to the ground by others and myself, but the most important thing to do is get yourself right back up and realize, that's just life!
February 5, 2020
53: These Dreams
We all have dreams in life...some will come true, and some will never become reality simply for the reason we don't pursue them. In this episode I talk about how dreams, become wishes, become prayers, at least for me...the older I get...
January 31, 2020
52: Get Yourself Up
There will be times when life gets you down, and in those times, you absolutely need to get yourself up! We all go through those hard times, hopefully you will understand you are not alone in your journey through life, you have others sharing similar adversities, and you also have God walking right along with you and sometimes even carrying you.
January 22, 2020
51: The Journey
Taking one day at a time, being mindful of everything around you, staying away from the vortex of negativity, seeing God's presence in all things, and of course, wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing and listening!
December 31, 2019
50: Giving Thanks
Our 50th episode is up! We walk the streets of Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day and ask the question, 'What is it that you are thankful for?' and we make a lot of friends along the way!
November 29, 2019
49: Finding Your Purpose
What is the purpose in your life? I ask this question often since it directly relates with my faith. As Christians we are supposed to live our lives to serve God, and yet most of us serve only ourselves. With this in mind, I basically call myself out daily, asking 'Am I doing with my life what God wants of me?' That doesn't mean I am some holier-than-thou saint walking the earth doing miracles. It's just the opposite, I am an ordinary man trying to find that path my faith says I should be on. Not an easy task to do.
November 18, 2019
48: Achieving Success in Life
How I became one of the richest people in the world, and how being successful may not mean what you think it means!
November 5, 2019
47: Days of the Future Past with Tony and Rick
We welcome Rick back to the show as we talk Mischief Night, Halloween, horror movies, breaking up with our first loves and why that has to happen, technology and crime solving...and how crazy it is we fit all of that together in one episode.
October 30, 2019
46: What Do You Want to Be in Life?
October 23, 2019
45: Another Quickie
A quick episode about the new Discovery Channel documentary: Why We hate.
October 22, 2019
44: Back In The Saddle
We all get side-tracked in life as do I. It's finding our way back to our purpose that's important.
October 16, 2019
43: Parenthood 101 ???
A friend of mine asked me to share my thoughts on the raising of my kids. What did I know? Nothing! I learned along the way!
September 12, 2019
42: A Really Good Kid
I talk about my friends son passing away and how it happened. It's something that needs to be talked about and understood. It's something I personally needed to talk about to understand the same type of incident that happened to someone I knew years ago.
September 4, 2019
41: Never Quit
Just a reminder to never quit on yourself. I also share one of my new favorite podcast entitled, Team Never Quit, TNQ Podcast, great motivational stories to encourage and motivate you.
August 30, 2019
40: A QUICKIE
Just a quick hello and a reminder to live your life to it's fullest each day because we don't know what tomorrow will bring.
August 7, 2019
39: Almost Famous
July 26, 2019
There's a time in your life when you may need some help. It's ok to ask for help, it doesn't mean you are weak. Just the opposite!
July 17, 2019
I have zero room for hatred, and in regards to my fellow human beings, I have even less tolerance for hatred especially in regards to politics on either side. I refuse to be a part of it. In this episode I talk about Americans, who we are, and how I wish we all would take the time to open our minds and respect each others opinions without hating each other first.
July 8, 2019
36: Courage Under Fire
What is scaring you? Experiencing fear is an intimidating experience that can trigger past trauma. In this episode, I share my recent fears and hopefully you find solace in knowing you are not alone.
June 26, 2019
35: The Funk
Ever get into the mindset when you just can't shake 'The Funk', that feeling when you just feel despair and anxiety and you can't seem to shake it? Join me as I try my best to make sense of and shake 'The Funk' in this episode of Finding Subjects Podcast.
June 19, 2019
34: As Good As It Gets
What if this is "as good as it gets' in your life? Is it good enough for you? I pose this question to myself along with the question 'If I met myself would I like myself?" We talk about these things as we get a little mindful in the woods while searching for and finding cool things to talk about.
June 4, 2019
33: Life Changing Choices
We have the power to make changes and choices in our lives. All we need to do is set our minds to it. On this episode we talk about making choices and then making changes on what we have control over. For me, it's life outlook and weight loss. You can do whatever it is you want. Just do it!
May 22, 2019
32: Make It Stop: Anti-Bullying And Suicide Awareness with Marc Mero
In life we face difficult circumstances and situations where we need to make the right choices and also understand that while all may seem hopeless, you are not alone and there is help. We talk to Marc Mero from ThinkPoz.org and the Make It Stop campaign all about bullying and suicide awareness.
May 7, 2019
31: Finding Dublin
A sound capture of the city of Dublin on this episode as we walk the streets interviewing buskers, Dubliners, and talk history, music, and the people of Ireland.
April 30, 2019
30: Keeping It Real
A no holds barred talk about my dealing with adversity and accepting change in life.
April 29, 2019
29: The Power of Prayer
Sometimes in life all we can do is tap into the power of prayer in whatever religion you may practice to help us through tough situations in our lives or in the lives of others. In this episode I am I reminded of just that as I encounter people in need of such prayer as they navigate hard times in their lives.
April 25, 2019
28: Understanding My Irish-ness
We head to Galway, Ireland where I have a detailed conversation with a man from Cork, the hometown of my Grandfather, and he explains to me about my 'Royal Corkness' which in turn explains a lot about myself that I just couldn't figure out, which in turn is all because I'm Irish, and apparently, Royalty as well! It all fits!
April 23, 2019
27: Escaping The Vortex of Negativity
We all have that little audio loop in our heads telling us how much we stink at things, how we cannot do something and that we should just quit. We talk about escaping this vortex of negativity today on this episode of Finding Subjects.
April 18, 2019
26: Meet The Beatles and Liverpool FC
On this episode of Finding Subjects we head to Liverpool, England, home of Liverpool Football Club and also the childhood home to the world's greatest band,The Beatles. We talk Beatles as we tour Liverpool and then we head to Anfield, home of Liverpool FC and take an inside tour of this facility as well as attend a game that evening and share the excitement of what it's like to be at a LFC game, all this and more on this episode of Finding Subjects.
April 15, 2019
25: Embrace Your Life
Sometimes you just have to get real with yourself as I do on this episode, telling it like it is in my life while searching for our talents, our gifts we can utilize to help others.
April 2, 2019
24: Finding London
On this episode of Finding Subjects we walk the streets of London, England, searching for, then finding, people, conversations, and sounds that help give us a different understanding and perspective of life in the UK.
March 27, 2019
23: The Celtic Way
On this episode of Finding Subjects we travel all the way to Glasgow Scotland to understand better the legend in the sporting world that is Celtic Football Club. From their dedicated fan base to their history, Celtic Football is one of the most winning and popular clubs in the world with their fan base spanning globally. But just what is it about this team that attracts so many dedicated followers? You will learn by listening to this podcast...it's all about the Celtic Family.
March 17, 2019
22: Craving A Cannoli
I woke up this morning with one thing on my mind...eating a cannoli. In this episode of Finding Subjects, we hit the streets of Philly, I get my cannoli, with struggle with a language barrier, I meet and interview Betsy Ross, we also meet and greet folks from London, Ontario, Canada, and also we have interesting conversations with locals from Philly who share with us the stories of their best friends, their very cool canines.
February 28, 2019
21: Just Saying Hello
I just like saying hello to people. Everyone has an interesting story to tell and sometimes they don't mind sharing it with us. We can learn a lot from each other when hearing our individual stories and I believe it helps us be more open minded and understanding to each other in this otherwise negative world we live in. Respect, empathy, and understanding are the keys to a better place for all of us to live in, and in this episode, we get an interesting look into several people's lives. Thank you for listening.
February 16, 2019
20: SOLARI, Oh Oh!
The famous Solari flipping sign at Philadelphia's 30th street station got the boot, kicked out, making way for progress, and not everyone is happy about that progress. We visit 30th Street station to listen to the symphony of sounds with Solari singing lead, it's swan song, and hear why so many are not fans of this departure.
January 28, 2019
19: Attitude of Gratitude
We hit the streets of Philly to ask folks what it is they are most grateful for. Their answers may or may not surprise you!
January 16, 2019
18: That was really cool
In this episode we talk about Learning to like yourself, living in the moment, and acknowledging kind-hearted people.
January 6, 2019
17: Chasing Time
We get one shot at life as we are given the greatest gift one can have...time...and yet most of us waste it away. In this episode of Finding Subjects 'Chasing Time', we just remind ourselves how precious time is and how to be more mindful of such a great gift.
December 30, 2018
16: Loving What We Have
Tis the season to be bombarded by advertisements which sometimes makes us feel as if we are less than others simply because we can't afford to keep up with the Jones's. Maybe this is the ideal time to look closely at our own lives and appreciate and love the gifts we already have.
December 21, 2018
15: A Walk On The Wild Side
On this episode of Finding Subjects, we take a nature walk deep into the forest to find not only mindfulness, but anything else we can come across as we talk about photography, nature, mindfulness, overcoming adversity, dealing with anxiety, and simultaneously I'll entertain you with some humorous stories that happened in my life. Lock and load...your SD card that is...we're heading deep into nature!
December 11, 2018
14: You Are The Walrus
Have you ever found yourself in a completely bizarre and potentially dangerous situation and you weren't quite certain as to how that happened? That's exactly what happened to me a few months ago when I encountered an irrational person who just didn't like my hat.
December 3, 2018
13: Children of the Seventies
Did you ever run behind the mosquito truck when you were a kid? How about running all over town with your friends everyday playing kick the can or flashlight tag? In this episode of Finding Subjects, Rick and I talk about things apparently long gone from our childhoods and how progress isn't always a good thing. We're searching for our tribe of those who grew up in the late sixties and the seventies as we share humorous events that transpired in our youths.
November 28, 2018
12: Don't Eat Me
We keep it real in this episode of Finding Subjects as we talk turkey, overindulgence of turkey, importance of friends and family, and discuss a letter written by Mayflower passenger, Edward Winslow, documenting the Plymouth Colony Thanksgiving feast.
November 20, 2018
11: Because of the Brave
We sometimes take for granted the freedoms that we have and why we have them. In this episode we talk about living free and the people we need to thank for that, military veterans, those whom served and those who continue to serve, who are always there to answer the call anytime we need them.
November 13, 2018
10: There Goes My Hero
In this episode of Finding Subjects, I share a personal story I don't talk about too often, about the time I desperately needed a hero, and the last person I thought would show up, showed up, my Dad, not that he didn't love me, it was just that it seemed he was always working. A rebellious kid I was, but I quickly learned about love, responsibility, and being there for the ones you care about.
November 6, 2018
9: All The Lonely People
There are a lot of lonely people in this world. Maybe it's time we start to do something about that by being kind and respectful to each other each day. In this episode we talk about being lonely and how sometimes random acts of kindness and just being ourselves, is more than enough to have a very positive and profound affect on someone you don't even know.
November 1, 2018
8: Be Very Afraid of the Dark
In this special Halloween episode of Finding Subjects, we talk with my good friend and special guest, Rick, about some of the scariest books and movies of all time and the fear they give us. We share some personal, questionable, paranormal experiences as well, telling of instances that neither of us will confirm nor deny the results of what exactly happened within our specific events. As an added bonus...we then take a walk through Ft. Mifflin in Philadelphia, called by some paranormal investigators as one of the most haunted, if not the most haunted, location in the United States. Keep the lights on...cover your heads with your blankets...and get ready for some eerie stories to help get you in the zone for Halloween.
October 30, 2018
7: Not All Who Wander Are Lost
In this episode we discuss stress and ways to reduce it by utilizing 'Mindful Meditation' or 'Aimless Wandering'. We then take a walk within John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and discuss aimless wandering while simultaneously talk about the abundance of wildlife surviving within this particular sanctuary, America's first Urban Wildlife Refuge. We then discuss the ability of Buddhist monks to show extraordinary brain wave ability while meditating on compassion.
October 23, 2018
6: Finding Iceland Part Two
In part two of Finding Iceland, we journey north, take a whale watching trip, learn a lot about whale intelligence, then head south back to the capital where we take an informative street tour and learn about women's rights and geothermal energy.
October 15, 2018
5: Finding Iceland Part One
A father/daughter bonding trip that is much more than just a simple vacation. It's an adventure into an ancient land, searching for and finding volcano's, fjords, icebergs and glaciers, hundreds of thousands of sheep, beautiful Icelandic Horses, knowledge about womens right's, Global Warming, geothermal energy, delicious hotdogs, and the realization that life is happenning now, and that most of the fears we have never really happen, and those kids we raise, they will be just fine and capable of taking care of themselves when they get older, and with the right mindset, you can overcome most adversity.
October 11, 2018
4: The Art of Conversation
In this new age of technology, everyone seems content on spending time within the world of 0's and 1's instead of engaging fellow humans in conversation. In this episode of Finding Subejects, we simply make an observation of how much we really do spend time on our electronic devices instead of communicating directly with others.
September 18, 2018
3: Stuff Happens
Sometimes in life stuff happens, and when it does we are left standing there trying our best to understand what just happened. In this episode I try to better understand the healing process while trying to see a different perspective of the adversity, viewing it all in a positive way.
September 4, 2018
2: Random Acts of Coolness
Did you ever have an encounter with a famous person? In this episode I found myself waiting for the band, The Who, to disembark their plane, and while waiting, I had the pleasure of meeting the bass player, Mr. John Entwistle, and 'almost' had dinner with the band!
September 4, 2018
1: Finding Subjects
Sometimes getting lost is fun, especially when you are driving a Jeep. In this episode, my wife and I drive deep into the desert surrounded by nothingness, only to discover within that emptiness is sometimes everything important.
September 4, 2018