Radio veteran and author Jerry Williams shares what's been on his mind and his heart. Commentary on what's in the news, politics, baseball and more with a spiritual twist. Jerry also features occasional interviews.
Jerry features highlights from conversations with three comedians from Season 2: Juan Devevo, who also happens to be the guitar player for Casting Crowns, Michael Jr., and Jeannie Gaffigan, wife and writing partner of Jim Gaffigan.
Keep up with Jerry on his website: http://jerrywilliamsmedia.com/ and his blog on The JOY FM website: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/jerry/blog/
In anticipation of his vacation, Jerry shares some memories from childhood vacations. Plus, his two cents on some of the new rules that Major League Baseball will employ in their newly announced short 2020 season.
You can see Jerry's blog with highlights from his daily radio show on The JOY FM here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/jerry/blog/
Carmen Brown of The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM joins Jerry to share her faith journey, from daughter of the town drunk to one of the most respected people in radio today.
Find out more about:
Carmen’s podcast, “Off-Air With Carmen”
Information on Team Freedom
Hope For Justice
Jerry is joined by co-worker Benji Shepherd. Benji and Jerry, along with Rob Langer, co-host The Finding Joy Podcast (link below). On this episode the discussion looks at the value of self examination, a support system and shared experiences.
Find out more about Benji on an episode of The Jules Show Podcast here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/jules/blog/2019/01/17/benjis-god-story-for-addition-to-redemption/
And here's the link to The Finding Joy Podcast: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/finding-joy/podcast/
Michael Jr. is a comedian and actor. His new movie, "Selfie Dad," releases on June 19. Jerry talks with him about the film, his background in comedy and how he came to faith.
For more details on the movie "Selfie Dad" click here: https://selfiedadmovie.com/
Visit Michael Jr.'s website here: https://michaeljr.com/
This episode was recorded via a Zoom video call, so there may be some bonus video material on the way. You can always find that stuff on Jerry's YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/jerrywilliamsmedia
On this episode Jerry talks with co-worker Jules, and explains why he has started calling her "Schultz." Jules talks about life as the mom of 3 young daughters dealing with COVID-19 and more.
You can hear Jules' podcast, "The Jules Show Podcast," here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/jules/blog/
This episode was recorded via a Zoom meeting, so there's video and the plan is to have some bonus material available soon on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/jerrywilliamsmedia
Jerry talks with fellow former New Yorker and co-worker Rob Langer. They discuss their parallel careers as well as life away from the Big Apple.
You can hear The Finding Joy Podcast, hosted by Jerry, Rob and Benji Shepherd, here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/finding-joy/podcast/
They're the world's largest hornets and they've been spotted in North America. Jerry talks with University of Georgia entomologist Dr. Nancy Hinkle about the Asian giant hornets, how deadly they really are and the very real risk they pose to honey bees.
If you live in Georgia and think you've spotted an Asian giant hornet (which, honestly, is very unlikely) you can email a photo to the UGA insect ID specialist, Lisa Ames at LAmes@uga.edu. Or you can ship an actual specimen to:
210 Cowart Building
1109 Experiment St
Griffin GA, 30223-1797
Dr. Hinkle suggests putting the specimens in just a spoonful of alcohol (any type), placing them in a waterproof container, then placing that inside a ziplock bag (just in case the 'waterproof' container really isn't), then boxing that up for shipment. Include your name and contact information (cell number, email) so Ms. Ames can let you know the identity. Also, please include your county and the date it was collected.
You can hear the Lila McKenzie episode of "The FInding Joy Podcast" here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/finding-joy/podcast/2020/05/07/episode-13-lila-mckenzie-facing-coronavirus-with-faith/
Sometimes it's the littlest things that can provide the most comfort, especially when you're sharing that comfort with someone who is going through something you've already experienced. Jerry shares some examples of that. Also, a little good news from the past week and Jerry spends a little time talking with his middle grandson, Travis, about one of his new creative outlets, and Instagram account featuring a green skeleton.
Here's the link to the Harold The Skelleton (yes, he spells it with 2 Ls) on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/harold_the_skelleton/
And here's my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerrywilliams/
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the website for bonus material and other goodies: http://jerrywilliamsmedia.com/
Jerry talks with two teachers, who just happen to be his brother Michael and sister Deborah, about how they're keeping their students engaged through online learning. Recorded via Zoom, which means video, so there's bonus material coming.
Long time friend and co-worker Paige Long chats with Jerry about dealing with the coronavirus in a multi-generational household. Get details on the Virtual Bible Study that Paige leads every Monday at 8 PM Eastern here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/paige/blog/2020/03/19/spring-2020-vbs-follow/
See bonus material from this episode here: http://jerrywilliamsmedia.com/paige-long-the-outtakes/
There is good news to be found even amidst the coronavirus and all the bad news associated with it, and Jerry shares some of that. He also looks at two things largely absent from today's public discourse.
As we prepare to celebrate Easter, Jerry shares three words that take on special significance at this time of year. Plus there is some good news to be found during the pandemic and Jerry shares some of that too.
There's a lot of uncertainty and fear in the world today, especially in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. In this episode Jerry shares thoughts on fear and how to learn to live beyond it.
Visits Jerry's website: jerrywilliamsmedia.com
How do you define hope? Do you know it if you see it? Jerry looks at hope, in light of its two sister virtues, faith and love, and tries to describe it. Plus, Jerry shares his personal philosophy on the seasons, and why he only observes two of them.
Jeannie Gaffigan, wife of comedian Jim Gaffigan, is an actress, writer, producer, director and mother of five. She's also an author. Her book "When Life Gives You Pears, the Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People," traces her journey through being diagnosed with a brain tumor, emergency surgery and recovery. Jerry and Jeannie talk about the book and each of the areas that helped see Jeannie through her ordeal.
Find out more about Jeannie and the book at her official website: https://www.jeanniegaffigan.com/
Jerry visits with Juan Devevo, guitarist for the group Casting Crowns, and a budding stand up comedian. They're joined by Rob and Benji from Jerry's other podcast, "The Finding Joy Podcast" for a cheesecake taste test. And Jerry draws some spiritual applications from a recent upgrade to his mobile phone.
Hear the Juan Devevo episode of "The Finding Joy Podcast" here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/finding-joy/podcast/2020/02/13/episode-7-comedy-and-casting-crowns-with-juan-devevo/
When Jesus healed the man who had been born blind, He warned the disciples of the coming night. In the following verses we see the battle between dark and light play out between the man who was healed and the religious leaders of the day. Jerry shares some thoughts on how this story is still relevant today. Plus, with baseball's spring training getting underway Jerry reveals why he's a New York Yankees fan.
A hastily answered question inspired this week's topic on the true cost of friendship. Plus, Jerry finally divulges how he came to be obsessed with Hostess Twinkies. You can find bonus material and more information on some of the things Jerry talks about on this podcast on his website: http://jerrywilliamsmedia.com/
Jerry shares some thoughts on why so many times the things of God seem foolish, like His plan should never work, and yet it always does. Plus a story about a life saving rubber chicken. See a photo of the original life-saving chicken here: http://jerrywilliamsmedia.com/
Jerry takes a visit to the celestial lost and found department in this episode. Plus another installment of the Curmudgeon Files and a little reminiscing about his grandmother. Learn more at Jerry's website: http://jerrywilliamsmedia.com/
Jerry shares some common attributes of happy people. And he embarks on yet another quest for a Twinkies snack cake flavored product (yes, he is probably a little obsessed with Twinkies). You can find video documentation of that Twinkies quest on Jerry's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/jerrywilliamsmedia
OK, it's been a minute since I produced a new episode, but now I'm back. I do a little reflecting on purpose as we kick off a new year. There's also a new recurring feature in this episode, The Curmudgeon Files. And I tell you about another podcast I'm now part of, The Finding Joy Podcast. I hope you'll check it out here: https://georgia.thejoyfm.com/finding-joy/podcast/
Is it paranoia if they really ARE after you? Jerry shares a cautionary note about the future of robots (they are going to revolt!), plus how you can learn to perfect the Winter Olympic sport of curling and more.