A discussion and observations from the other side...of the street. The talks you have with yourself on the weirdness, nuances and crazy things you see and experience on the streets of life. Part rant, rave, trivia, and part knowing we're in this together with a sliver of insanity.
Twitter & Instagram: @stcurbcuriosity
A seriously not-so-serious look at being serious…and how humor may be your answer to being a little more happy.
Can you cope with an 11 minute rant on a worthy coping mechanism? A worthy listen for National Mental Health Awareness Month (May)
A link to the "happy" experiment episode referenced in this therapy episode:
What did 700,000 people start doing in only 3 weeks?
They started playing chess on line!
Chess...it's back...in a big way, thanks to a redhead on Netflix. We talk about the moves, the mayhem, and the people who make them. There's no getting bored with this board game. It's your move....gonna try this podcast?
50! The Big 5-0. No, not my age (I wish) but the number of episodes of Street Curb Curiosity. A rant of how it all started (not the big bang, this podcast), why 50 is special, some behind-the-scene craziness, stats and why this thing even exists. Join the discussion that's less time than the rinse cycle of your washing machine. The first 50…the latest episode.
We have something in common besides death and taxes: It's our birthday.
Let's rant about their fun, their facts and their founding (besides your parent's part)
How common is your birthday?
Here's the website referenced in this episode
We rant about prices, history, the things we hate (including the #1 thing we despise) and some things we did and do and shop for at these places.
A full service podcast about gas stations. And oh yeah, a few really bad jokes to put in your tank.
They may look funny and respond well to a little extra attention: not friends and family, we're talking houseplants.
We talk about how we talk to plants as well as the ones that could be a perfect new friend for you.
This rant shares the dirt on the good, the bad and the thorny of those things hanging around your home
A table for one? Many say it's fun.
Here's an audio appetizer about this growing culinary curiosity.
All in about the time it would take to get the waiter's attention.
Here are the websites for the two NYC restaurant/bars mentioned in the episode; both places you should visit
1) Gallagher's: a phenomenal steakhouse and bar in Midtown Manhattan - https://www.gallaghersnysteakhouse.com/
2) Molly Wee: a true Irish pub and restaurant very close to Penn Station - http://themollywee.com/index.html
A little rant about what and how we'll be binging on that TV or mobile phone of ours. And what about that cable bill? A quick take on the changing channels and challenges about all the content we aren't content with. (you like that?). Enjoy the veracity about video with some angst about audio about our choices: past, present and future.
It's been a year of wearing the same clothing. My number is "18". Yours? (articles of clothing you actually wear)
What's the next style trend? Will it change or will we remain: "Fashion on the top, comfort on the bottom" thanks to ZOOM calls?
A 10-minute out-of-style oration about our current fashion situation.
Are you one? Want to be one? A personal discussion with aspiring influencers leads to this rant about the nature of the influence and content business, the money some people are making and a thought or two on how we can influence this crazy career choice.
A short "drama free" rant about what almost 3-out-of-4 of us hate about Social Media: The Hate.
Don't be anti-social like those comments you see on your feed; join the discussion on maybe why it exists and what we should do about it.
A rant about the person we rant about the most: The Boss
One thing most people everywhere have in common..we complain about the boss.
Some are good, some are bad, some make it a career of being a "Total Jackass".
A listening lesson about the people we love to hate.
Breaker Breaker Good Buddy....words spoken by MILLIONS decades ago on CB Radio. (Citizens Band Radio)
My theory? THIS was the FIRST version of social media and we didn't even know it. If you're over 50, you'll love this trip down memory lane. If you're under 50, it's a peek into what social media was BEFORE mobile phones, Twitter, Facebook, Clubhouse, etc. My analog analogy of how the world really hasn't changed. 10-4?
We complain just about everything...including people who complain.
What's our biggest gripe? What are some of our daily issues? We discuss a bunch, plus the people who complain (like us), a way to solve the drama, and a little experiment to solve global whining.
A bit of show inspiration came from a great Clubhouse chat with some swell PR folks in the Philly Chit Chatter room, moderated by Philly's own HughE. You can find his work on instagram, twitter (@phillychitchat) and here: https://phillychitchat.com/.
For National (World?) Pizza Day (2/9), a pipin' hot episode on THE global basic food group: Pizza
Let's take a bite out of the history, share our favorite crust, tasty and unsavory toppings, cheesy jokes and just how much of this stuff we eat.
Answer for mystery joke: "When it's good it's good, m and when it's bad...it's still pretty good"
(entire joke in the podcast)
My childhood BEST pizza over 50 years ago; STILL open: http://www.mattucciswillowcafe.com/index.php/menu/la-pizza
Best (ever) Pizza cutter: http://bit.ly/3rFHq1A
No joke; it's something we can all do with our eyes closed: Sleeping! (okay joke). Something we all complain about...and don't get enough of. Let's rant about why we always talk about it, why it's good, how much were getting and how to "do it" better.
The snow is pretty and fun, unless it's YOUR job to shovel this stuff.
Let's chat about the ways to a clean sidewalk and driveway. Some you know, some are...let's say unique.
This podcast is the clean up after the original SNOW STORM podcast; which you can find here: https://anchor.fm/stcurbcuriosity/episodes/The-Big-Snow-Job---hmm-I-mean-Storm-entfjh
The past, present and future walk into a bar...it was TENSE.
A quick sip of the drama, desire, experience and politics of having a drink at a bar in our new viral world; all in the time it would take to enjoy that martini. (probably shaken AND stirred). Cheers!
NOTE: Thanks to some of the bars and restaurants of South Beach, Florida. The inspiration for the episode. You peeps are pros and all around great people. Thank you for helping make my stay in "The 786" a wonderful (and tasty) experience. Check them out here
So what's it like to be hip-deep on holiday in the real rona world right now? A pool-side drink-in-hand audio dive into travel, hotel Hell and the entire vacation situation....including people! (yes them) And no need to be asking about masking....we "cover" that too. (see what I did there?) A travel trust from Philly to Florida. God help us all.
The things we say every day: We know them, we love them...we find a good use for them. (Well, two-out-of-three isn't bad. )
Sayings and Cliches. Let's explore and make fun of a few dozen of them from our personal and business lives.
Don't judge a book by it's cover; listen to the podcast! ;0)
Regardless of what you do or where you live, we all have this in common: We do laundry. In this episode, we talk about how we always talk about doing it. We have trivia, tips and some of the real dirt in this fun household activity. Don't worry, we keep it clean! ;0)
"What goes up must comes down." Just like gravity...also true for Christmas decorations. They may look great, but the day comes when the glitter goes away. But when? There is some rationale to the dates and crazy Christmas chaos of decorating. We talk about it in this episode.
As promised in the episode; find the marketing czar, the "CMO Whisperer" Steve Olenski on LINKEDIN and on INSTAGRAM
We've been making and breaking them for a few hundred years: New Year Resolutions
We talk about our projected self-improvement in 2020 (yes THAT year) and why it's so freakin hard to make the magic happen...and stick.
Podcast mention: Marketing Genius Steve Olenski; and his 2021 resolution. His site: https://www.cmo-whisperer.com/
We talk about the weather more than anything else.
So...we'll talk about the weather and whether it drives you and the people we know and love crazy. A bellwether on how nuts our day will be.
(See what I did there?)
Feedback to the Christmas show highlights the definite need of a second round...of drinks and talking about our relatives.
This extra episode is like that small extra gift under the tree..stuck in the back and filled with fashion, food, a little (very little ) politics and apparently a drink needed with each relative we examine. Merry Christmas, and good luck. We'll need it with the 2020 family gathering.
Remember, every family has one weird relative…every group has the one strange friend.
If you don’t know who it is…it's probably you. We talk about all the seasonal strangeness of the people in our lives.
One footnote: The one person we DO NOT cover? The political animal.
Regardless of your persuasion...lighten up. 100% of the team (me) voted to keep it off the podcast. The problem with politics? The politicians.
Merry Christmas...ya weird filthy animal.
When the flurries fly people can get crazy...With work, school, shoveling, traveling and the old "better buy some eggs, milk and bread". We shovel it pretty deep in this episode about how we act when the snow falls. Bonus: some foul language resolutions and some stupid dad humor too!
Some are a little too tight...some are a tad too loose.
I'm not talking about friends (even though I could), I'm talking wrapping holiday gifts.
The good, the bad and the very ugly wrapping done this time every year. Remember, it's the gift that counts...not how it looks. And we talk about all the tape you use in this episode.
You listen to them, you love them...and now you want to do you own? Some quick ideas on how to get started, plus some trivia and insight into the audacious audio world known as podcasting.
The podcast shows I referenced:
John Duffin/Your Message Received: https://anchor.fm/john-duffin/episodes/YOUR-MESSAGE-RECEIVED-INTERVIEW-SERIES-SPECIAL-GUEST-RICH-LEWIS-encctv/a-a41ianm
Ben Shapiro Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ben-shapiro-show/id1047335260
Joe Rogan: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-joe-rogan-experience/id360084272
Mac Power Users: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-power-users/id458066753
Guys We "F****D": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/guys-we-f-d/id885960517
It's Nat'l Mutt Day (12/2) in the USA. We discuss the 3.3 million pups who are looking for a home and their pedigree....but also OUR pedigree. How much of a mutt are you? I share my DNA results...let's chat about what kind of dog I am...and you may be.
For the 4 legged mutts, it's always a great day to give one a good home. In Philadelphia (where this podcast comes from), you can find a wonderful furry friend at Street Tails: https://www.streettails.org/
How is a password like a toothbrush? You should never share them...and get a new one every few months.
We talk about all the fun and the facts we have remembering and using passwords. They're part of daily life and they're our rave for a few minutes in this episode.
Let's talk about that thing you sing along to...or yell at listening to sports. We talk about RADIO, which turned 100 years old this week. Tune in on the history, the challenges, the weirdness of listeners (in Part #2)....all in less time then that last bunch of commercials you had to endure on your fav station. (sorry my radio peeps)
A highly caffeinated crash course in coffee. The goats who found it, the ways we enjoy it and the crazies who drink it. We even chat how Moses made his coffee..it's java jocularity at it's best. (well kinda funny anyway)
After being happy about the extra hour sleep...it kinda goes downhill from there. Let's discuss why we do it, how we handle it and the change in life it causes...besides relearning how to program your Microwave.
We scare up some Halloween history, trends and costume craziness, plus stories of poisoned candy and deadly jokes like: Why do vampires use mouthwash? All the rants and answers and yes joke punchlines in less time than it would take to get your mask just perfect in this cryptic conversation.
Do you know another language? There are 6,500 different ones out there. In this episode we chat about knowing another one, learning one, the crazy American factor and people, and how hard English can really is to understand. And yes, we discuss a REALLY bad word and how trying to understand it can be a bad experience. Join us...we're talkin here.
New mobile phones with new speed and old habits...by the users. We talk about the "why".
Why do you need the speed, and why some do those crazy things we see on the streets just about every day; old and new. (The phones and the people)
We get into politics this week. No, not anything about candidates, parties or who to vote for...but those damned lawn signs! Do they help do anything but raise blood pressure? We spend a few quality minutes on this voting voyeurism.
Some people job, some walk, some are on their damned phones texting...but have you ever seen people "reading a book" while walking? It's a thing, and we discuss this zany activity in this week's podcast.
Who doesn't want to have a good day? I did a personal experiment that shows how to help people have a better day...including you! Curious?
It's a lot easier than you think. It's something you can do and probably already do every day.
Pew Search data link: https://pewrsr.ch/3ng5whS
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Let's talk personality, problems (with the people), park protocol, petting and other puppy predicaments. Only about 10 minutes, but over an hour in "dog time"
Topic ideas or comments? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram: @stcurbcuriosity
Curious about why Checkout Lane peopled what they do? Me too! Here's a rant on the top-of-the-list lunacy we experience...not in the self-service insanity, but when interacting with other humanity...of course while being safe 6-feet apart in the Check Out Line.
Where can you cram bikers, runners, strollers, dogs, parked cars and garbage cans into a roughly 5 foot area?
We call them bike lanes. We can also call the experience painful.
Let's rant about the "right of way", okay?