Street Curb Curiosity
By Richard Lewis
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 insanity together. Twitter & Instagram: @stcurbcuriosity Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Big Spender...What are you buying today?
We buy stuff every week, maybe even every day for ourselves…and we don't think twice about cost…cause, well we are special. (right?) We all pinch pennies, except for those special "me" items…let's discuss and count the ways and the cost on this special no expense spared podcast episode.
June 24, 2022
Am I boring? Or is it you?
You fear that people equate you with watching paint dry? Or maybe you know a few folks who fit into this category of cringe. Enjoy and learn from this talk about the tedious. We share a few jokes, a little trivia, have a dialog about those who are drab and some tips to be the person people want to be around…you know…not boring.
June 19, 2022
The Doctor's Appointment
Something we all experience, hate to do, worry about and lose about a half a day over in the process. Let's rant about what those office visit issues are. And examine what the doctor's drama is with us. Wait, are we bad patients? Only when the doc loses patience with us. (See what I did there) Telemedicine! A podcast episode from Seth Godin mentioned in this episode on Apple Podcasts
June 15, 2022
Let's be Polite!
It's an impertinent world and it needs our morality more than ever. So let's be polite. Are you? We will shock people…maybe even piss them off a bit by being so nice. Here's a polite podcast about the rude things people do and the polite retaliation we can offer to combat the forces of audacious activity. (ie: dumb rude people) As mentioned in this episode, a quick quiz from Quizony to see if you're truly rude or polite: CLICK HERE
June 08, 2022
Are you creative?
Most of us (75% to be precise) don't believe we live up to our creative potential. Enjoy some gifted gab where we creatively discuss that possibly you really are, or can be, along with a few facts, tips and hacks to help you get those brain juices flowing. Even a pun performance...or maybe just a play on words. ;0) That creative guy I mentioned: Seth Godin Enjoy a bit of daily creativity at my daily blog: CARE MORE TODAY
June 05, 2022
Are you an "average" person?
2 out of 3 of us believe they are "above" average. So, let's find out. We chat about any ordinary day; a rant covering life, habits, work, school, shopping, eating, sleeping and a few other tidbits (like podcast listening) to see where we individually fit into the average people puzzle of life.
May 31, 2022
How is your home decorated?
If you feel inferior about your home interior, designers are here to help. (maybe). Let's rant for a few minutes about style, colors, patterns, what we lived through, even decorating as a career and that eternal question of "What the Hell was I thinking"?
May 24, 2022
Digital Privacy: You okay being tracked?
Do you say "yes" or "no" to allowing an app to track you? A quick digital dialog of how either answer can be the right one for you. This could be the podcast privacy discussion you've been searching for…without being followed for searching. (You can follow this show if you like however) Let's talk about our on-line advertising experience…and how to make it better…for you. On Apple: Settings -> Privacy -> Tracking. See what app you've allowed to follow you. Tech guy mentioned: Shelly Palmer: His website where you can catch up on his blog
May 20, 2022
Those two days of fun. It may have all started as a marketing scheme about 100 years ago. Take 12 minutes this weekend to find out how you got the time off…all because of work. You'll be happy to know we also take a shot (or two) at happy hour as a way to kick off those days away just about everyone looks forward to.
May 14, 2022
People of that "certain" age. Some of us are one and making fun of them just doesn't get old...like they are. ;0) Enjoy a rant (ie: old guy shouting at the sky) about boomers; why they're special and why they're a bit crazy.
May 10, 2022
A chat that started on National Paranormal Day (at a bar) that led to a highly spirited discussion about some scary stories, sightings, sites and whether or not you may believe in ghosts. Ghost Hunting supplies: www.ghostoutlet.com
May 05, 2022
Things We Collect
From stamps, to Smurfs to Star Wars; comic books to clippings…of toenails. Enjoy a robust discussion of what many of us are hiding in the attic. What are "you" collecting? The SPORTS CARD WEBSITE Marketplace website mentioned in this episode
April 30, 2022
Your music sucks!
A multi decade trip down a musical memory lane on all the tunes we loved… but claimed the rest sucked. There will be a few band names you'll be looking up in your library after listening to this. ;0) The websites mentioned in this episode: McCrossens Tavern, where the music debate (and great food and drinks) happen Alice Cooper and the chicken incident Smooth Jazz from the internet radio station: ijazzglobal Personal Note: Yes, there are many important bands, artists and music types I missed in this episode. I could have gone on for hours..and still would not have covered all the "great ones". Might be worth a sequel episode? Thanks for listening and understanding the limitations of this effort. cheers!
April 25, 2022
Condiments: What extra flavor do you savor?
You are always shaking, pouring, smearing, dipping or smothering our food with some other flavor you savor. This tasty episode covers cakes to pancakes and confronts you with the French Fry controversy: Do you dip or drizzle? Science has something to say. Great bagels in Philly: Spread Bagelry Butter Cream Cupcakes: Carlos Bakery The episode (on Apple Podcasts) about Pizza and our toppings: Street Curb Curiosity; an earlier episode
April 21, 2022
Fear! It's a scary thing.
There's a lot to be afraid of in life these days. But what REALLY scares you? I scared up 13 of our top everyday phobias…as a gesture to the fear of the number 13. Triskaidekaphobia, yeah, it's a thing.
April 16, 2022
The little things that make it a Good Day
The little things that happen in your random day…and they make you smile. Yes, a positive pick-me-up podcast episode, with 84 (count them) things that could go right in your day.
April 12, 2022
What are you doing in bed...besides sleeping?
You spend over a third of your life in bed…but what else are you doing there, besides sleeping and well, you know. It's a lot more than you think…and a lot of us are doing it.
April 09, 2022
A feces filled fun rant about how sh*itty this drama actually is in our daily lives. If you give a crap, we'll flush out the best way to bag this canine complication.
April 03, 2022
Where are you eating? A Dining Destination Dialog
When it's not a restaurant, even a weird one (which we discuss), where are you eating? "Leaving room" could mean the living room, bedroom, garage, even the bathroom or one of the other unique places in this podcast. A few of the restaurants mentioned: Dine under the sea The Heart Attack Grill Dining in the sky The robot restaurant
March 27, 2022
Spices! The pungent podcast episode
You eat about 4 pounds of spices every year, so you'll eat up this flavorful fun about flavors you add (just a dash?) just about every day. Some savory, some hot and some weird...but all an acquired taste. The heat chart and story of the hottest peppers as mentioned from the website PEPPERHEAD
March 22, 2022
You should be an Optimist. You Sure? I'm Positive!
You have a choice every day. Choose to listen to this 12 minute chat about how your days could be the best…ever! Optimism Test (as mentioned in the episode): CLICK HERE
March 16, 2022
Change your clocks ahead one hour
A weekend many dread…no not the crazy drinking for St Patty's day, the time change! ;0) If we're gonna lose an hour, lose about 10 minutes of it for a rant about why we do the time change, who's idea it was and what some are doing about it.
March 12, 2022
Do you follow instructions?
We're told how to do things every day…where to walk, how to build that kitchen table, make a cake, how to wash that shirt or the correct exit to take. A rant about those of us who blaze our own path…until we figure out we need the instruction manual to help.
March 07, 2022
Something 3-out-of-4 of use every day. Eyeglasses! We'll clear up some of the fun for reading and the sun in a fast paced 11 minutes, that may leave you bleary-eyed on how I "frame" the story.
February 28, 2022
Pet Names & Nicknames
We have "special" names for people, for pets, cars, guitars, places…and people in bars. We're gonna call out a few, and some that you may use that will make you feel "special".
February 22, 2022
You say them and hear them just about every day. Can't think of any? Cat got your tongue? Don't cold feet now, we'll go the whole nine yards about things we say…and where the sayings came from.
February 15, 2022
A story of "give and take". Giving cards…taking cards, some history and the question: Are they history? Get down to business with a dialog of sharing our deets. PS: check your coat pockets.
February 09, 2022
Sweeteners - Who's the leader of the colored little pack?
We live by and stand by our choice of sweet packs. Yellow, green, pink, blue, brown and white packs! We each have our "must have" favorite and wouldn't switch to save our lives. Why all the dietary drama when we are all so sweet already? Enjoy a syrupy dialog about these colorful shades of sweetness.
February 05, 2022
An exercise of exploring the "pain" of the gain. No workout tips and tricks here…but an effort to share some moaning and groaning of why we attempt to work up a sweat.
February 01, 2022
(Son of) Dad Jokes, the Sequel
The only thing worse than a show about dad jokes? A follow up sequel podcast, including even more dad jokes. Sort of the "Son of Dad Jokes" episode: you'll be laughing, moaning, crying and really wondering why you spent 11 minutes listening to this one.
January 29, 2022
Signs you may be a smartass. To start, be smart.
How many days can you go without sarcasm? Science says it can be healthy to be a smartass, within reason. Enjoy a few minutes of how you can be one and thrive without people wanting to slap you into next week. Or worse yet, have them think you're a dumbass. Smart Ass game on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/University-Games-1360-Smart-Ass/dp/B000NP4832
January 25, 2022
Research shows if you're like most people, you'd rather clean the toilet than wash the dishes. If that describes YOU, you'll savor the sounds in this 9th circle of Dante's Domestic Hell. A worthy chat about washing by hand or with the dishwasher...and the dramatic challenges of both.
January 18, 2022
Whiskey (or Whisky)
A distilled dialog on what the creators of this liquid named the "Water of Life" Not a snobby review of any brand, but a few shots of what, how and where we drink and enjoy this nectar of the gods. Biggest whiskey selection at a US bar. The Whiskey House
January 11, 2022
If not seeing another person for two days makes for a great weekend, you may be one. If you say hello to every animal you meet, but avoid eye contact with every person….well you know. In this episode we discover introverts are some of the best people we know, who don't enjoy being around people. Oh, and you may be one too. (and it's a good thing) Some useful reading on public speaking provided by our friends at CFB Business guide for your introverted employees: https://bit.ly/3FXoUsM
January 04, 2022
Salty or Sweet: Your snack of choice?
94% of us will have a snack today. Salty? Sweet? Here's an 11 minute tantalizing audio treat for those podcast taste buds. Grab that popcorn or the piece of chocolate and be ready for a mouthful.
December 30, 2021
Your TOP 3 of 2021
Food to fun to fashion to furry friends…what were our fav things of 2021. A ranked rant to revisit our rambunctious year.
December 21, 2021
An extra sappy episode about things that needle us with this specific holiday decoration. A real tree or artificial? There's no faking this discussion. Repotted christmas trees: https://pottedchristmastrees.org/ Archie McPhee decorations: https://www.mcphee.com
December 15, 2021
If you'd lose your head if it wasn't attached to your shoulders…this podcast is for you. And hint hint…lots of other people too. So many things that we forget, I forgot to include them all in this episode. But I did remember a few jokes you'll like to not remember.
December 08, 2021
The card is in the mail…hmm not as much anymore. Let's put our own stamp on the topic. A cheery rant about this holiday habit, where you discover how bad your handwriting really is.
December 04, 2021
Are you wired in? (via headphones)
Stats show we're all listening to something…some with headphones, some with earbuds, and the new trend: Wired earphones! What? Per Gen Z, wires are back for "vintage audio" enjoyment. How does that sound? Enjoy a rant about the delivery of our current audio audacity, turned up to about 11 on that volume control in your head.
November 30, 2021
How old do you FEEL?
Some of us feel younger, some feel older. What age are you when you can't walk past the bathroom without thinking "I may as well pee since I'm here". A rant that won't get old…about feeling younger than you are.
November 24, 2021
One thing we all have in common. (no not the slang for "did you eat yet?") We eat! There are a few things we all think are tasty. And a few many find…unsavory. Get ready to enjoy a mouthful of them all. Best Cobb Salad EVER? Michael's in NYC.
November 20, 2021
Haircuts (a male mane)
A great hair stylist will ask a lot of questions before a haircut. Why? It's DOO Diligence. Like this episode about your style…from the neck up. Clickbait website of bad haircuts: https://docjournals.com/badhairday/?
November 16, 2021
There's way too much drama and noise in our daily lives; all shouting at us to care…so much we've become mostly apathetic. So a quick rant on apathy; join me…if you care.
November 09, 2021
4 out of 10 of us…will NOT save them, eat them, even smell them. The other 6 people? We're talking about what they've got cookin…again. As referenced in this episode, let's guess your age by how you reheat your leftovers. BuzzFeed quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/shelbyheinrich/leftovers-reheating-age
November 05, 2021
Stuff Too! (or is it two?)
A follow up to the episode called: Stuff…because we have too much stuff to talk about when it comes to stuff.
October 29, 2021
Something each and everyone of us have. Some have more than others…it's called stuff. How much stuff do you have? The average family has 300,000 items!!! Let's talk about a few we have…and maybe just maybe we really don't need?
October 28, 2021
Angst about Analog
In today's digital world, there are still some nooks of nostalgia for some things that remain from an analog world. A quick chat about some of these things that hang on, some that have returned and the recent relics we let go.
October 22, 2021
You have one…okay a few. We all do. The self-reflecting discourse today is about the kind of junk you have in those drawers. Let's share our secret stash, you know… that stuff we know we have and exactly where it is…until we need to find it. If you need a way to promote your business, such as with the chip Clip discussed in this episode; I'd like to personally recommend these crazy kids! Great promo items for a business of any size. Ask for Linda: https://cfbpromotionalproducts.com/ProductResults/
October 19, 2021
Sit this one out!
Sitting…reclining. Let's take a silly position on this poor position to take. Join this rant and your back (plus butt) may thank you for it. Not sure about your brain however
October 14, 2021
Where were you when the Apps went out?
For about 6 hours, 3.5 billion people lost the biggest mobile apps they use. Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram went blank due to some simple code errors. Here's a snappy discussion about the outage outrage, apps we use and our appetite for a few them. Like a podcast app? ;0) Personally mentioned App recommendations: Yik Yak: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yik-yak/id1573043816 Bizfluence: https://bizfluenceapp.com Shooty Skies: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/shooty-skies/id962993853
October 07, 2021
Plastic or Paper What's your bag?
This episode carries the weight of debate about how we carry stuff; the stuff we buy, move and we throw away. What do we like and what's better for you and me and for us all. George Carlin Video on You Tube. (Start around 2:30). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqaEE9vzV2M Stuff You Should Know Podcast: Composting. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-you-should-know/id278981407?i=1000533375688
October 06, 2021
Two days in Washington DC
Another installment of a quick city tour. This time to the land known as "The District". A chat about the sights, sounds, sidewalks and some DC silliness you should know…especially if planning a visit. Sites to See: The Dubliner, A great Irish Bar near Union Station: https://www.dublinerdc.com The Smithsonian Museums: https://www.si.edu/museums A great coffee spot: https://www.compasscoffee.com/
October 02, 2021
POLLS, do you like them? Yes, No, Maybe
A multiple choice rant about polls. The surveys we suffer through. How they started, how they shape our lives, how you answer them all the time…plus demonstrates what the government and a stripper have in common. They both rely on polls for their job.
September 29, 2021
People ask them, every day…even you and me. I have questions about this. The researchers say the dumbest question is: "what ya doing?" Second dumbest question may be: why you listening to this podcast?
September 21, 2021
Pet Peeves (or are we just haters?)
A rant about those things other people do that just drive you…crazy. You know, the "small stuff" that makes you run afoul (in language mostly)
September 16, 2021
A rant to listen to hear stuff about the things you hear! Sounds…some good, some bad; all worth a listen. Want to know how you make a guitar sound better? Stay tuned.
September 11, 2021
You ARE good enough…even though you may believe that we believe that you don't believe that we believe you're doing good. (huh?) Carpe Diem you drama mama. Consider this your podcast positive pep talk.
September 08, 2021
What many folks say about this podcast is no laughing matter: Dad Jokes! This isn't funny, unless this humor makes you smile. If so, get ready to grin for about 9 minutes ;0)
August 31, 2021
You see them, you stick them…and they stick in your mind and on most things...forever. A decaled dialog of what we see on just about every street pole and hand rail in any town.
August 26, 2021
A persnickety purchasing problem: Pay more for a product…or pay the same for "less" of a product? It may cost your opinion on this drama and debate…but at least you know the podcast thrill will be cheap…very cheap.
August 18, 2021
Writers - the people who start content that a reader finishes.
A poorly written rant about content creators, authors, bloggers, thought starters…and the challenges to be one every day. You know, the people who strive to write something worth plagiarizing. Seth Godin blog: https://seths.blog/
August 13, 2021
The original idea for this show hits the streets and your favorite podcast player. A street curb can be a scary place these days; be careful, look both ways, and get to the other side of this Podcast.
August 08, 2021
Weird Habits...have any?
A rant about the things we do…that we think are…normal…right? But drive other people crazy. We are unique, just like everybody else…and here's a few habits we share to prove it.
August 02, 2021
It's a real 4 letter word…and about something a 3rd of us are "in" all the time. PAIN. A rant about what we share, some how-to care and real cures that are rare in a podcast guaranteed to be the most painful…yet.
July 27, 2021
You have a good day!
You lucky enough to have a good day today? I propose you make your own luck and there's lots of "good stuff" that can happen in your day. You just may not have taken the time to see it. Let's explore a day in your life…and find how lucky you were to have a few good things fall in place. Smile, you're about to experience 9 minutes of positivity!
July 21, 2021
Ice Cream - An American Audio Brain Freeze
Some creamy dialog about our favorite cold treat in the USA. I'll do you a favor and talk about your favorite flavor…and why you head hurts when eating it. My fav: https://www.benjerry.com/flavors/cherry-garcia-ice-cream Memory Lane: https://mistersoftee.com Brain Freeze help: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/how-to-ease-brain-freeze
July 17, 2021
What's in your Bottle? Drinking Water!
A refreshing rant about what most of us do not drink enough of. Water! You know...the same stuff the dinosaurs…ahhh, used? Savor the episode and some water while listening, your liver will thank you for it. H2go Water Bottles referenced: https://www.h2gohawaii.com/
July 12, 2021
It's on Sale!
The one universal thing we all love: Things on sale! And we're gonna chat about them. Please don't think this episode as cheap. Joking about sales? Does discount? A quick rant about not paying retail, with the humor marked...way down.
July 06, 2021
Brand Loyalty - the stuff we love (more than once)
What makes you buy a different product? In many cases, it's NOT price. It's from being treated lousy. Goodbye Brand Loyalty... An episode that's a little marketing, madness, disappointment, desire and distain about the stuff we buy. Loyalty comes from keeping promises. I promise you'll like this rant…at least a little…maybe.
June 30, 2021
A trip to NYC in a New York Minute…well maybe in about 12
2021, NYC is open, let's talk the sights, the smells, the people, the problems and that positive vibe from a 48 hour stay. AKA Hotel Group: https://www.stayaka.com/ Delfrisco's Steakhouse: https://www.delfriscos.com/location/del-friscos-double-eagle-steakhouse-new-york-ny/ Gallagher's Steakhouse: https://www.gallaghersnysteakhouse.com/ Dylan Murphy's Irish Bar: https://www.dylanmurphysnyc.com/ Moynihan Train Station: https://www.amtrak.com/moynihan-train-hall Think Coffee: https://thinkcoffee.speedetab.com/venues/2298
June 26, 2021
Pizza Problems - 1st world worries
So the pizza you ordered is screwed up. Wrong toppings! How do you react? Calm (like me) or CRAZY like another guy I witnessed? What should the manager do? Let's get saucy about this situation. My childhood pizza place: Matucci's Pizza (Willow Café), Mount Carmel PA
June 22, 2021
What did YOU want to be when you grew up?
The job of this podcast is to share what kids wanna be when they grow up…what you wanted to be when you grew up. Did you grow up? We voraciously peer into potential kid career choices…maybe good or maybe bad. At least consistent.
June 16, 2021
Our favorite Past time: Complaining about the weather
An instant conversation starter with anyone anywhere: Chat about the weather. How much do we complain about it? Here's a hint: constantly. A rant about how we run hot and cold on the topic…and keeping cool about weather people. An episode that may give you something else to talk about? ;0)
June 11, 2021
Colors: not just a black and white conversation
A quick rant about how different colors make you do things, drink things or like things. Free simple test to see if you can "hear colors" https://synesthesia.com/#/Task/0/0/gateway-synesthesia-test-synaesthesia-test-quick-version/1011. What your favorite color says about you: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/general/color-coded-what-your-favorite-color-says-about-you/
June 08, 2021
Something we can all believe in: UFO's
They're in the news and in the skies just about everyday. UFO's = Unidentified flying Objects. The discussion shouldn't sound too alien to you. Podcast inspiration: David Cote Project BLUE BOOK LINK: (page 4 is the winner winner chicken dinner) https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/FOID/Reading%20Room/UFOsandUAPs/proj_b1.pdf?ver=2017-05-22-113513-837
June 01, 2021
National Hamburger Day… Let's eat!
Some fun about what's in the bun. A rant about one of the most eaten sandwiches on the planet is what we're serving up to celebrate this very special day. (5/28) How do you like yours?
May 27, 2021
Trash Talk about Littering
8-out-of-10 people say they consciously do this: They litter! A true trash talk rant where we'll toss out some ideas and trivia about garbage on the street and the garbage peeps that put it there.
May 23, 2021
Well this episode smells
A few minutes all about odors…and some answers about them you may find foul. Like can you really smell yourself? You may think this episode really stinks…but (maybe) it was meant to.
May 17, 2021
A carb loaded conversation about the (alleged) most important meal of the day. We chew about what we like, what we don’t, where they eat pickles, yak butter and sprinkles (Jimmies if you're from Philly) plus what's good, what's bad, and what's brunch…all without a lot of bacon. Shameless plug for one of the best Brunch spots in Philly. Parc; here's the menu. https://parc-restaurant.com/menus/brunch/
May 11, 2021
Are YOU serious?
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: https://anchor.fm/stcurbcuriosity/episodes/You-and-someone-else-will-have-a-better-day---just-do-this-eki93i
May 06, 2021
Chess...making some big moves...again
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?
May 06, 2021
The first 50! (episodes)
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.
April 27, 2021
The one thing we share besides death and taxes: Birthdays!
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 http://thedailyviz.com/2016/09/17/how-common-is-your-birthday-dailyviz/
April 19, 2021
You pumped up about Gas Stations?
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.
April 19, 2021
Houseplants! An episode that may grow on you
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
April 14, 2021
Are you prone to dining alone?
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. Extra Info 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
April 03, 2021
Dreaming and Screaming about Streaming
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.
March 30, 2021
We still have a passion for fashion?
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.
March 24, 2021
Are we under the influence…of influencers?
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.
March 14, 2021
The Anti-Social part of Social Media
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.
March 09, 2021
Movies! The wackiness of how we watch these days
A rant about movies…not the plot but where you plotz to watch…in a theatre or on the couch. The drama, the comedy, the horror...about what you go through just to enjoy a flick.
March 03, 2021
Let's complain...about the Boss
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.
February 26, 2021
What was the 1st Social Media? I say CB Radio.
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?
February 20, 2021
A rant about something we love to do: Complain!
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/.
February 12, 2021
Pizza! You need more than that for a title?
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) LINKS 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
February 09, 2021
A wake up call about...sleeping
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.
February 06, 2021
Deep Topic: The snow cleanup... after the storm
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
February 02, 2021
The drama of a drink at a bar.
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
January 31, 2021
A podcast that may go viral about vacationing...now.
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.
January 27, 2021
This podcast is so Cliche
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)
January 20, 2021
A conversation about: CURSING
We've been using foul language for hundreds of years. But can we do a podcast about bad words "without" using any of them? You may be cursed if you don't listen and find out! ;0)
January 13, 2021
It's a dirty job: Doing your Laundry!
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)
January 08, 2021
The Christmas Decoration Dilemma
"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
January 05, 2021
New Year Resolutions - Why are we trying...again?
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/
January 01, 2021
Weather and whether our friends are crazy about it.
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?)
December 29, 2020
Crazy Christmas Characters --The 2nd round (drink)
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.
December 24, 2020
Crazy Christmas Characters - friends and family
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.
December 23, 2020
The Big Snow Job...hmm I mean Storm
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!
December 17, 2020
Wrapping for the Holidays
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.
December 10, 2020
So...you wanna do your OWN Podcast?
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: Ben Shapiro Show Joe Rogan: Now on Spotify Freakonomics Mac Power Users Guys We "F****D"
December 05, 2020
Give a Mutt a chance!
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/
December 02, 2020
What's the password again?
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.
November 30, 2020
OH LOOK! A SQUIRREL! What were we talking about?
You know them...distracted people who "OH LOOK...A SQUIRREL!!!!" Yes we know them, we love them...and in some cases those people are us. A rather unfocused 10 minutes on being...well unfocused.
November 22, 2020
RADIO's 100th Birthday -- who came to the party? (Part #2)
Part 2 of the 100th Birthday celebration of Radio. In this segment, we talk (nicely of course) about the people who listen. You may be one of them... You ready to face the music?
November 12, 2020
Turn it up...it's your Birthday...Radio! (PT #1)
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)
November 12, 2020
Crazy Coffee People
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)
November 10, 2020
You know you do this...impulse buying
9-out-of-10 of us do this fairly constantly. Impulse buying! We scroll through our phones and...well, let's talk about what we buy, why we buy and about the people who buy. You buying this topic?
November 06, 2020
Daylight Savings PAIN
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.
November 01, 2020
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.
October 30, 2020
Let's talk...about talking in other languages
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.
October 26, 2020
Ain't nothin but a "G" thing...5G and phones
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)
October 23, 2020
Let's talk the politics...of political lawn signs
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.
October 17, 2020
What are you doing on the sidewalk?
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.
October 10, 2020
You and someone else will have a better day...just do this!
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 Twitter Comments @stcurbcuriosity
October 03, 2020
Supermarkets: Food for thought on Humanity
From the spill in Aisle 7 to the predicament of the 12-item-or-less lane when you have 13 items, our curiosity goes up and down the aisle. Snack on the insanity we find every time we shop for food.
September 26, 2020
DOGS!! (pups and people problems)
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
September 18, 2020
Preview: What are we doing here?
Let's spend 5 minutes together...kinda like speed dating, so you get an idea of what this podcast is all about. I promise it won't hurt...much. Trust me, have I lied to you before?
September 15, 2020
Checking Out the Check Out Line
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.
September 14, 2020
Bike Lanes...oh boy!
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?
September 10, 2020
Life's ups and downs...on an elevator
An entire new etiquette is required for a ride in a 6ft-by-6ft box. How do you get on, get off, ride with people? Ready to rant, rave and review what we have experienced in the "new normal"?
September 06, 2020