Walk and Talk with Greg Johnson
By Greg Johnson
Enjoy these messages from Greg Johnson while you walk, bike, drive, or do what you do best. Topics include tech, health, finance, career, public interest, and more.
Podcast Production Phases - Workflow Process Stages
In Episode #56, I talk about the phases of producing a podcast from recording to promotion, covering the workflow process stages. (16 Nov 2020)
December 16, 2020
Printer stop working? Try this to fix the problem.
In Episode #55, I offer various possible solutions for those having printing problems. If your printer stopped working suddenly one day, and seems to be offline or not found on the network, these suggestions may help fix the problem. (3 Dec 2020)
December 03, 2020
My repaired Mac Mini — after 12 days with no Apple computer.
In Episode #54, I talk about how I returned to using my Apple Mac Mini after having it in the shop for repairs. (1 Dec 2020)
December 01, 2020
Five reasons to turn your computer off at night or when not in use.
In Episode #53, I talk about five benefits of turning off your computer when not in use. (28 Nov 2020)
November 28, 2020
Life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed.
In Episode #52, I talk about life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed. This episode coincidentally relates to episode #50 from a week ago where I talk about how we should have other computers available to work on in case a primary computer crashes. (17 Nov 2020)
November 17, 2020
Here’s how centrists and moderates won the 2020 election.
In Episode #51, I talk about how centrists and moderates won the the 2020 election. (14 Nov 2020)
November 14, 2020
Tech Life: Overcoming the Dependence on Apple Products
In Episode #50, I share some thoughts about becoming less dependent on Apple devices and services. (3 Nov 2020)
November 03, 2020
Three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs.
In Episode #49, I talk about three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs. (28 Oct 2020)
October 28, 2020
Selective Sharing of Ideas, Inventions, Product Insights, and Information
In Episode #48, I talk about the unintended consequences of sharing ideas, inventions, product insights, and information. (24 Oct 2020)
October 24, 2020
Meeting our daily recommended nutritional guidelines is very difficult.
In Episode #47, I talk about how it is very difficult to meet our recommended nutritional guidelines, and why it’s so important to eat certain foods that more effectively meet those requirements. (8 Oct 2020)
October 08, 2020
Building a Mini ITX computer with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor and NZXT H210 Case
In Episode #46, I talk about building an energy efficient Mini ITX computer with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor and NZXT H210 case. I discuss the benefits of building your own computer, including optimal component selection as well as eco friendlier options of repairing, replacing and upgrading individual components rather than an entire computer. (7 Oct 2020)
October 07, 2020
Subaru Ascent: The Last Gasoline Powered Vehicle
In Episode #45, I talk about the Subaru Ascent as the last gasoline powered vehicle. (26 Sep 2020)
September 27, 2020
Buying Guide: Deciding on a Laptop or Desktop Computer
In Episode #44, I offer a buying guide examining considerations for deciding on a laptop or desktop computer. (23 Sep 2020)
September 23, 2020
Laptop Computer Buying Guide
In Episode #43, I review considerations for purchasing a laptop computer. In this buying guide, I offer some suggestions based on different needs. (17 Sep 2020)
September 17, 2020
Computer display buying guide.
In Episode #42, I offer suggestions about buying the best computer display and give tips about installation and positioning. In summary, I suggest that a Samsung 42-inch 4K resolution TV is an excellent choice for a computer display. (15 Sep 2020)
September 15, 2020
Fair-weather cycling and all-weather all-season year-round biking
In Episode #41, I talk about all-weather year-round bike riding and my transition back to fair-weather pleasure cycling. I review the special clothing and accessories needed for all-season daily bicycling. (9 Sep 2020)
September 09, 2020
Hybrid Monetization: Ad-Free for Subscriber Early Access Content
In Episode #40, I talk about hybrid monetization for podcasts and YouTube videos. This lets your regular subscribers and followers enjoy content without advertising. After a few days, monetization can be turned on, for subsequent views. Also, if you’re promoting your content, it allows people to have immediate uninterrupted access to what you’re sharing. That way the content consumers don’t feel like they were corralled into revenue generating ads where the emphasis appears to be on advertising revenue rather than the content. (7 Sep 2020)
September 07, 2020
Social Media Success, Subscribers and Challenges
In Episode #39, I discuss how we measure success in social media. Rather than focusing on subscribers, followers, views, or even clicks, we should measure how many people we are effectively interacting with, and not seek to exceed the number of followers or views that would surpass our ability to respond to viewer questions and requests. (4 Sep 2020)
September 04, 2020
University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes
In Episode #38, I discuss the University of Iowa COVID Response including the need for student isolation and quarantine facilities as well as UIOWA online classes. The topics, themes, and suggested solutions in this episode are most likely applicable to other higher education institutions. (28 Aug 2020)
August 28, 2020
How to establish hourly consulting rates, service fees, and estimates.
In Episode #37, I discuss how to establish hourly consulting rates, service fees, and estimates. I also offer some examples from my own consulting experience.
August 23, 2020
Online Shopping and Buying Tips
In Episode #36, I talk about tips for shopping and buying online, including how to do research and comparisons between similar products and different vendors or manufacturers.
August 21, 2020
Backup Power Systems
In Episode #35, I talk about a variety of options for backup power systems that can provide you with electricity during an electrical outage.
August 15, 2020
Iowa Derecho Storm and Inland Hurricane Disaster Preparedness
In Episode #34, I talk about our experience dealing with the Iowa Derecho storm, a severe inland hurricane that hit our state last week, on 10 Aug 2020. I share some of the disaster preparedness tools and resources we relied on, and how we fared through the storm and aftermath. (13 Aug 2020)
August 13, 2020
Things I should be doing
In Episode #33, I talk about my list of things that I feel I should be doing. (4 Jul 2020)
July 04, 2020
Podcast Recording, Production, and Planning
In Episode #32, I discuss podcast recording, production, and planning considerations. (25 Jun 2020)
June 25, 2020
Privilege, Favor, and Access
In Episode #31, I discuss the traits and factors that give people privilege, favor, and access. (22 Jun 2020)
June 22, 2020
Dental Care and Oral Hygiene
In Episode #30, I discuss dental care and oral hygiene habits and practices.
June 21, 2020
Podcast Workflow - Production Spreadsheet Checklist
In Episode #29, I talk about the podcast production workflow spreadsheet checklist I use, and I also offer some tips about each step of the process.
June 16, 2020
Using a Life Map for Balance and Effectiveness
In Episode #28, I talk about how using a Life Map can help us achieve balance and effectiveness.
June 04, 2020
Kitchen Talk - My Two Favorite Trader Joe’s Recipes
In Episode #27, I talk about my two favorite Trader Joe’s recipes and some of the Trader Joe’s spices I use when cooking.
June 02, 2020
Podcast Recording, Production, and Workflow Process
In Episode #26, I talk about the podcast recording, production, and workflow process I use.
May 31, 2020
Racism - Causes and Cures
In Episode #25, I talk about the causes of racism and ways we can all help work to eliminate it.
May 31, 2020
Meditation Techniques and Benefits
In Episode #24, I discuss some meditation techniques and benefits.
May 28, 2020
Pros and Cons of Various Content Types - Articles, Videos, and Audio Podcasts
In Episode #23, I discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various content forms - articles, videos, and audio podcasts.
May 27, 2020
Vegetarianism - Current Trends and Seven Reasons People Choose Plant-Based Foods
In Episode 22, I talk about three current trends influencing the discussion about vegetarianism and seven reasons people choose plant-based foods.
May 24, 2020
Digital Photography - DSLR Cameras, Smartphones, Social Media, and Photo Apps
In Episode #21, I talk about how photography has changed dramatically in recent years as a result of smartphones, social media, and photo apps that are competing with traditional DSLR cameras. Our uses of photos have changed with a need for non-traditional image dimensions for use on websites and social media.
May 21, 2020
Seven Relationships of Business
In Episode #20, I discuss seven relationships of business that define the success and impact of a company. These relationships can help with decisions about what companies and organizations to work for and invest in.
May 17, 2020
In Episode #19, I discuss a variety of ways people manage their passwords and offer suggestions for easier and more effective password management.
May 16, 2020
Basic Guide to Computer Security
In Episode #18, I provide an introductory overview to computer security with a focus on Windows 10 computer security and a brief overview of mobile device security and Apple Mac computers.
May 15, 2020
Iowa City Area Bike Trails Overview
In Episode #17, you’ll get an overview of bike trails in the Iowa City area including Coralville and North Liberty.
May 14, 2020
Basic Setup Guide for a Windows 10 Computer
In Episode #16, I review some basic tips and considerations for setting up a Windows 10 computer.
May 12, 2020
Planning Guide for Creating a Simple Website
In Episode #15, I talk about four basic considerations of launching a website including selecting a website address, choosing a website design platform, selecting a hosting company, and cost.
May 11, 2020
In Episode #14, I describe some of the benefits of having an electric bicycle as an alternative to an all-electric car or a traditional bicycle.
May 09, 2020
Printer Buying Guide
In Episode #13, I offer some suggestions and examine the considerations for purchasing a printer.
May 08, 2020
Time Saving Email Management Tools and Methods
In Episode #12, I talk about how to manage email better using email client software, email rules, website email addresses, catch all accounts, and more.
May 07, 2020
Podcast Production Notes and Review
In Episode #11, I look back at the past 10 episodes and talk about how I want to continue improving the message presentation and audio quality. I review some of the challenges of producing the first 10 shows.
May 06, 2020
Backup Options for Computers and Mobile Devices
In Episode 10, I talk about backup options for computers and mobile devices including cloud synchronization, external drives, and off-site cloud backup services.
May 06, 2020
Apps and Folders on my iPhone
In Episode #9, I talk about the apps and folders on my iPhone. I also offer some tips about organizing and grouping apps.
May 05, 2020
NPR Small House Interview from 15 May 2006
In Episode #8, I share an interview that I did with NPR for the All Things Considered show on 15 May 2006. The title of that show was Tiny Houses Find a Friend on the Gulf Coast.
May 05, 2020
The Future of Feminism
In Episode #7, I talk about the future of feminism, the competing goals of feminism, and the positive outcomes of some ecofeminism principles.
May 03, 2020
A better way to email. Save time and have a greater impact.
In Episode #6, I talk about how you can respond to emails and other requests by using video, articles, and podcasting on your own personal website.
May 02, 2020
Social media is broken. You need a website.
In Episode #5, I explain why social media doesn’t work as well as using email and having your own website.
May 02, 2020
Kitchen Talk - My Daily Foods
In Episode #4, I talk about the foods I try to eat daily, and I discuss my general food and nutrition goals.
May 01, 2020
A guide to buying the right computer
In Episode #3, I share some advice and discuss considerations for purchasing a computer.
May 01, 2020
Internet Service in Iowa City - Mediacom or CenturyLInk
In Episode #2, I discuss various factors to consider when trying to choose an Internet service provider in the Iowa City area. In addition to discussing Mediacom and CenturyLink, I provide information about alternative options.
April 30, 2020
About the Walk and Talk Podcast
In Episode #1, I introduce the Walk and Talk podcast — what topics are covered and the goals for the show. I also talk about the decision to use Anchor.fm for podcast hosting and distribution.
April 29, 2020
Walk and Talk - Overview
Here’s a brief overview of the Walk and Talk podcast.
April 28, 2020