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Street Curb Curiosity

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:
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Street Curb Curiosity

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: Memory Lane: Brain Freeze help:
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:
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 6, 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: Delfrisco's Steakhouse: Gallagher's Steakhouse: Dylan Murphy's Irish Bar: Moynihan Train Station: Think Coffee:
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" What your favorite color says about you:
June 8, 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)
June 1, 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.
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:
May 6, 2021
Chess...making some big moves...again
What did 700,000 people start doing in only 3 weeks?   They started playing chess on line!'s 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 6, 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
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 - 2) Molly Wee: a true Irish pub and restaurant very close to Penn Station -
April 3, 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 9, 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 3, 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: 
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's still pretty good" (entire joke in the podcast) LINKS My childhood BEST pizza over 50 years ago; STILL open: Best (ever) Pizza cutter:
February 9, 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 6, 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: 
February 2, 2021
The drama of a drink at a bar.
The past, present and future walk into a 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
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 8, 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 5, 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: 
January 1, 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 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: Freakonomics: Mac Power Users: Guys We "F****D":
December 5, 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: 
December 2, 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'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'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 6, 2020
Daylight Savings PAIN
After being happy about the extra hour 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 1, 2020
Halloween 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 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: Twitter Comments @stcurbcuriosity 
October 3, 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 6, 2020