We actually start this discussion with some USA vs. Japan comparisons, because I’ve never been to Japan and know nothing about it, really. As I was exiting, the couch outside was all beautiful young women. Dave actually sti…, Episode 42: The ability to be with one's self in a quiet room. Let's do some backstory to start, with some reading materials to boot. me talking to someone) in the next couple of weeks. We also talk about fatherhood, creativity, five-year plans, and more. Hope you enjoy it. I turn 40 on November 7. When something bad happens to someone, or they seem kicked in the mouth by life, we want to see them rise up and succeed. The new place was Number 328 and for a chunk of time I lived there, I’d classify myself as “lost.” When I eventually donated the couch in 328 to the Salvation Army, there were cigarette burns on it. Hope you ... find some information and solace within it. Special Guest Voices Plus 100,000 AM/FM radio stations featuring music, news, and local sports talk. We’re gonna dive in talking about concepting and briefs. The bar had a nice ambience but it was mostly sour beers, which I don’t like. Episode 56: Does every generation think the next one is going to ruin everything? I actually haven’t posted an episode for about a month, so I’m getting back into the swing of stuff. So, I'm gonna be back in January 2021 with a renewed focus on discussions about adulthood and transitions, friendships and relationships, etc... as opposed to going into work or other topics. It’s a longer interview of maybe 70 minutes or so, but we get into the weeds on a few things, including how I myself ended up in Texas. I would actually say this is one of the episodes I taped where I felt “woke” -- and I know that word has negative connotations and repercussions -- and wanted to do more with this podcast in 2020. Somewhere in there, probably around that whole Presidential election we’re still dealing with, I connected with a local dude named John Hill. I turned 39 a few weeks ago and broadly I’m OK with my experiences thus far, although I wish I had invested more in my career back in the day. It’s weird because -- and obviously this varies by person -- normally when you’re a teenage boy, as I was about two decades ago, young boys talk about sex all the time. Bonus Episode: The #Piping commences -- COVID-19 and layoffs, first-hand. Episode 35: Tone-deaf emails, Larry Nassar, and negative predictions. 17 summers later, we still talk periodically, so we taped this podcast and talk about a bunch of different stuff, from fixing education to middle-school basketball to the difference between living in Houston and living in NYC (it’s not as big as you think). Let’s roll. 209. 4.1k. Well, to spare you some additional bullshit about dealing with recruiters and how to get jobs, especially in a layoff-heavy pandemic period, here I talked to Robert, who was one of my original antagonists on LinkedIn, where everyone seems to broadly not like me that much. That’s part of what I discuss with Brandy Henry in this episode. Episode 38: In which I briefly interview my girlfriend about Lent. I cannot promise you a job or anything, because I myself really haven’t had much success north of 33 landing a conventional W-2, but I can pr…, Episode 48: Sober friends vs. drunk friends, This is an interview with my friend Jack. 03:22 | The value of being a lazy bum. I'm not a big or relevant voice in the RBG implications and legacy discussion, but I did want to weigh in on some of her "branding" and the ridiculous flaws and assumptions we have around a woman's role in society. Instead, we talk about rearview mirrors vs. windshields, staying on "the path," God, more about drinking, and just two guys being friends for all the…, Episode 47: That first wedding you attend post-divorce | Reaction vs. response | Expectations | COVID as a near-death experience, This guest is named Diana. So, give it a whirl if you get some time. After he drinks it, in a flashback to when he was twelve, he remembers going hiking with Lenny and Carl. He didn’t understand the over-focus on lines in the hallway. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, The Blunder Years, The guys try to humiliate each other at a convenience store before visiting a wedding expo. This is a relatively s…, Episode 2: Miscarriages, motherhood, and sex in long-term relationships, I’m admittedly probably a weird person, and I also admittedly have had a lot of different conversations in bars over the years with both genders. He was also from the general Northeast, a Knicks fan, etc. The Blunder Years [Marge unpacks the groceries] Marge: Fruit roll-ups for Bart, beer roll-ups for Homer. Episode 25: Self-reflection on struggling with drinking and Lent 2020. He is the pastor of “The Gathering” service that I attend, along with a bunch of my church friends. While camping, Moe, Homer, Carl and Lenny spot a large explosion at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant which had recently opened and forget about it. In summer 2013, I worked on a 12-week-or-so project with a big health care company. Always down to discuss work or football or working out or finding mentors or getting better as a person. Episode Number And how do we get better? And how can we focus more on individual learning needs, as opposed to flashy technology? The guest is Alabama-based educator and leadership developer Joel Hawbaker, who talks about courageous humility and has a website called Real Life Leading. Bonus Episode: Is everyone self-promoting and being tone deaf now, or is that perception? Last summer (2019), I had just been piped out of this agency gig that I thought would have ended up better. If you’ve followed some of the stuff I write and post, I gave up drinking for Lent, which is probably about 33-34 days as I tape this introduction. Fun little group. Sharing Options. Friendships change. Couch Gag Episode 54: Instagram, Fatherhood, Creativity, and Five-Year Plans. As of mid-June 2003, I think the only time I had been to Texas was a layover in DFW Airport. Let’s roll. The big example in this space is probably Ray Dalio and _“radical transparency,”_ and Peter and I discuss that here. This is an interview with my friend _Nathan_, who I think I once called a “KPI Kevin” on LinkedIn and that cemented our relationship. In the present, the Simpsons visit the quarry, leaving the others behind. So, we eventually did this podcast conversation and talked about cancer, risk, faith, raising da…, Episode 26: Socialism (Oh God! Chalkboard Gag Homer begins to remember what it was that caused him to start screaming. (PS I think in Episode 23, my other friend talks about the idea of “sex robots” in Japan.) Since we met in Central CT, we’ve probably lived in a combined 10 places, and he’s been in Hawaii and now back in Ireland. My marriage was kind of going to shit in different pockets, which was less great. Episode 13: The five people you spend the most time with. We literally tried to do this episode five times on different Wednesdays and Fridays and something got messed up every time; I think 80 percent of those were my fault. Back then his nickname was “Big Red.” His nickname might still be that; I don’t know. About a year later, we ended up being co-workers at that place. So, it was a nice level-set for me to focus on health as well. card classic compact. Share a clip; Nancy hears from Producer Ben Calhoun about the moment when the cool teacher in school told the girls they should pay attention to Ben, and they did. Let’s roll. So I had her on mine. Welcome back to POTD on Anchor ️ • The Blunder Years, today's podcast • Blunder Years - An intro • Blunder Years - Going into social media... • Social media...gotta love it • Blunder Years - Hittin' on a girl • Blunder Years - Hittin' on a girl, continued • Talkin' with the dudes! She’s since lived in a bunch of different places (me too), but we stayed connected digitally and taped this episode about 1.5-2 weeks ago. You’ll also hear my trusty dog, Samson, bark two times in this episode. My second episode of this podcast was with Mollie, another JBS member, and this one is with Brenda Hill, who is Kansas City-based by way of Chicago and some other places. We actually talk a little bit about that in the beginning -- we clearly came from an “elite” academic institution, but we still have mutual friends from back when who share the dumbest stuff possible on Facebook. This episode is only about 20 minutes, so give it a whirl when you can. In that book, he equates work to “chimp rape.” Not kidding. This is a conversation with my friend James, who is based “across the pond” in England. The episode sees Homer, after being hypnotized by the hypnotist Mesmerino while having dinner at the restaurant Pimento Grove, reminded by a repressed traumatic experience from his childhood. I’m tryin…. His newsletter, which hits on Saturdays usually, is one of the best out there i…, Episode 9: "I was consistently disappointed by leaders and managers I had". However, this is still pretty interesting, and we talk about dance moms (she is one), competitive motherhood, the future of recruiting, communication styles, and what type of candidate/employee might excel because of COVID paradigm shifts. That’s one thing we cover, along with jobs in the future, Adam San…, Episode 18: On The Pill, Barcelona soccer, workplace tech, Instagram, and more, I moved to Fort Worth in July of 2014; I started writing more and more about work stuff and HR stuff and recruiting stuff around the same time. Hope you find some value in it. There was actually 8 minutes and 44 seconds at the beginning where we were discussing penis necklaces, but I took that out because … well, vague notions of professionalism. I know that can sound like a BS-y term, but this is a pretty interesting talk. At the end, we talk about male friendships in your 30s. We talk a lot about the “five people you spend time with” theory as well, and also discuss legacy, mindset, mental toughness, and your 20s vs. your 30s. However, Smithers admits that he is grateful that his father died a real hero instead of being killed by a tribe of savage women (as told by Burns during his youth). Episode 53: "Many people are outsiders through no fault of their own". Full episode. Let’s get to it. Episode 31: Forgiveness as the essence of adulthood. In that article I wrote, I quoted a guy named Dan Rust who has a book called Workplace Poker. We have shot the breeze on layoffs in the past, so I decided to have her back on for an interview for a side project I am doing about people being laid off. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, The Blunder Years, Marge falls for the image of the man on the package Burly paper towels. You think your parents would be very happy with that? I did not know her super well but this was a cool conversation around gender reveals (or should I call them anatomy reveals? I cannot believe I got to Episode 20 on this deal. Bart: Oh, sorry. It’s definitely helpful in this current moment of social distancing. Well, back in 234, I was writing virtually every day and starting to get some traffic and some traction as a freelancer. More on how to respect and appreciate employees can be found here. I am not exactly sure how I first came across Joel, but we were supposed to do a taping or two in fall 2019. I was actually going to stay there for my teaching commitment, and she went to New Mexico -- but we taught at the same school, shout-out to Lantrip Elementary, for that summer. It’s a pretty fun conversation. I had done a couple of work projects with this guest, Jenny Hill, before we taped the episode. As such, we've been friends for 15 years now, and a chunk of it is definitely rooted in sports. We’ve become pretty good “online friends,” I guess you would call it. I am not very athletic as a person, but I was playing club soccer at the time to try and make adult friends, and randomly -- we didn’t plan this -- someone from my club soccer team was there. We don’t get into a tremendous amount of Jungian stuff here, but we talk about meaning throughout life, masculinity, and the ability to be with one's self in a quiet room. Admittedly we probably spend 90 percent of the time talking about work, but work takes up a big chunk of the middle part of your life, so I was OK with it. I would guesstimate that the largest percentage of my first 40 episodes were people between the ages of 25 and 45. Episode 14: Your 20s are a hot mess. card. Episode 40: What two skills should your kids leave the house with? Episode 20: What are the pivotal moments in one's life? He was there probably 2.5 years. This podcast will probably be in two parts, although the second part has not been taped yet. I went to NYC for a while, where I spent 42 dollars on a 2.5 mile Uber, then spent 15 dollars on an IPA after I got out of the Uber. Chief Wiggum accuses him of murder, but anticipating that this day would come, Burns shows a old reel film proving his innocence. Now he has a company called Adapted Growth and another site call…, Episode 16: Gender (?) This episode, my guest is Francie, who founded an online career coaching program called _Terawatt._ (They even have _a pretty good blog_.) My friend Diana, who has guested on this podcast before, turned 40 this past Tuesday -- August 25. Got remarried about two weeks ago, then went out of town for a few days, so I've been sitting on this interview with Jim Monroe for a minute, and it's time now to release it into the broader world. Life is weird. Meanwhile, Marge fancies Chad Sexington, the man who appears on the packaging of Burly paper towels. So this kid asks me “What’s your five-year plan?” basically as our friend’s casket is being pushed down the aisle. This is a conversation with my LinkedIn friend (I surprisingly have a few of those), _Daava_, who is _a recruiter in Portland Metro._ We taped this maybe two weeks ago, so before all the political stuff happening in Portland right now, hence that’s not covered. Hope you enjoy it. Blunder Years: pictures from a regrettable past. Let’s roll. We also went to HS with Randi Zuckerberg, Mark’s sister, so there’s some on that. Since 2010, I’ve moved a ton of times in-city, but two bigger times: New York City to Minneapolis in 2012, and Minneapolis to Texas in 2014. I’m taping this intro on March 31, a Tuesday; this previous Thursday, which I guess was the 26th, he got laid off from his current gig because of COVID-19. Paul Newman as himselfJoe Mantegna as Fat TonyJudith Owen as herself This conversation covers a bunch of different stuff, from sex robots in Japan to housing prices in the US to people you see at Staples. Also, I do not really know what a "mid-career professional" is. Buster and Babstake over K-Acme TV's broadcasting system to present their own parodies of famous TV shows and commercials. Let’s get into it. What is the difference between sober friends and drunk friends, and the context of where you meet people? 8 4 48. comments. Some references can be found in this post. We met at a hotel and had a free breakfast and shot the shit about life. My guest on this episode is my man David, whose last name I cannot pronounce 100 percent correctly so I will not try, and he has a different life arc: he’s lived in the same place, that being northern California, for decades -- and he has kids, and he primarily works from home. So it begs a work question and a broader question: how can we, as adults, gain and retain knowledge better? Episode 45: "Did God fill that form out for you?" I wanted to have him on this podcast. We don't want to constantly talk about the pandemic, no. Nothing I’m really proud of. "The Simpsons" The Blunder Years (TV Episode 2001) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Oh, and by the way, the guest is my friend David, who was also the guest on my first-ever episode, which was entitled "Existential Adriftness." Well, when I did attend his funeral in October 2017, one of the things that stood out from that day is that this kid I had barely seen since college asks me in the pews, “So, do you think you will stay in Texas?” It was a logical question because I had been divorced a few months prior and maybe I would go somewhere else and reinvent. I had one of those from September 2018 until May 2019, and I lost it right around Memorial Day at the beginning of this summer. This is a short interview with my man Stuart Higgins of Higgins Talent Sourcing. The Blunder Years . I had to go to Kansas City for an orientation and I met Steven McFarland, who kinda has a similar “focused on car…, Episode 11: Work should not be everything for you, Back in October of 2016, when admittedly the world seemed a bit of a simpler place, I wrote an article called “An organizational consultant can’t save you now.” Probably four years before that, as I was leaving New York City, I actually really wanted to be a consultant. We start this interview talking about life transitions -- her and her husband and kid spent eight years in California and moved back to the east coast last summer -- and then we get into coaching, leadership, management, and how to guide yourself through a career and find help from others. 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