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Commentary from a Southern White Male, with a background in technology, about a wide variety of subjects, from current events to philosophy, and more.

Commentary from a Southern White Male, with a background in technology, about a wide variety of subjects, from current events to philosophy, and more.


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Commentary from a Southern White Male, with a background in technology, about a wide variety of subjects, from current events to philosophy, and more.




Episode 56: January 19, 2021

Topics in this episode: Hot Pockets, Smart Watches detecting COVID-19, riding in a car with your windows down to help prevent COVID, life expectancy drops, and Marjorie Taylor Greene's temporary suspension from Twitter.


Episode 55: Time is the Fire

Donovan discusses trying to renew his health insurance through the health insurance marketplace, and how he feels the ratio is off on how they calculate how much financial assistance you can get based on your gross income. He also gets a little personal, and maybe a little deep, on how he’s been affected by the year that’s been 2020. The post Episode 55: Time is the Fire appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 54: Thanksgiving 2020

Donovan talks about the differences between Thanksgiving 2019 and Thanksgiving 2020 and how none of us could have been prepared for what 2020 brought us. The post Episode 54: Thanksgiving 2020 appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 53: America is Back, Baby!

Previously released as a Don Talk episode, Donovan has decided to fold DT into DDP (why the hell he started DT back again makes no sense, even he admitted that) and release this podcast where he talks about Biden being called the winner by practically all of the news agencies, and the fact that Trump won’t concede. Originally recorded on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Show your support! The post Episode 53: America is Back, Baby! appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 52: Remembering With You

Donovan discusses a card he received in the mail from the funeral home that handled his mom’s arrangements last year; it was a “Remembering With You” card — and he’s not necessarily happy about it. He and Lea had a good time Halloween night grilling sausages and listening to spooky music and a podcast, but he was pissed that more channels weren’t running Halloween themed movies; they were playing Christmas movies! Rounding out the episode, Donovan explains what his 2021 health insurance will...


Episode 51: So They’re Not Unbanned?

Donovan discusses the CEOs of various social media giants being in a virtual meeting on the Hill – Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and how Ted Cruz went after Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. He provides his own thoughts on what’s happening with the social media networks, how much power they actually have, and if there’s anything that needs to be done, or can be done. He’s especially worried about Section 230 being scrapped. Show your support! The post Episode 51: So They’re Not Unbanned?...


Episode 50: Wasted Paper

Donovan drops some technical tidbits about changes to the backend of the podcast, but the main focus of this episode is how companies have so much wasted paper because they keep sending mail to dead people! It’s something he keeps having to deal with as the 1 year anniversary of his mom’s death is just around the corner, and even on the day of the recording new mail came in for his dad, who’s been dead since 2013!! How can this be dealt with?! He very briefly talks politics in regards to...


Episode 49: Shadow Prime

Donovan talks about his mother’s one year death anniversary (deathiversary?) is coming up in about 2 1/2 weeks; Halloween is on a Saturday this year along with October’s 2nd full moon; a friend and his family have tested positive for COVID-19 so he asks (without naming them of course) that everyone keep them in their thoughts and wish them well; the Shadowlands pre-patch for World of Warcraft dropped on the 13th; Apple also had their event on the 13th announcing new models of the iPhone 12;...


Episode 48: Death Planning

Have you made your final arrangements? If not, has the pandemic made you start thinking about it? With over 200,000 deaths in the United States due to COVID-19, there’s been a sudden surge in services that help with death planning. That’s what Donovan talks about in this episode. Links Are you prepared to die? I am, and that’s the right way to live. (requires a subscription to The Washington Post) Lantern Everplans The Conversation Project Support DDP! The post Episode 48:...


Episode 15: That’s No Moon!

Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels Oliver is back with Sam and Donovan this...


Episode 47: Words Matter?

Ok, so the title is a bit cheeky, but Donovan decided to record something a bit on the lighter side. First and foremost on his mind — the incorrect use of the word “more”. He follows up with 12 words that many of us use incorrectly. Links Are You Saying These 12 Words Wrong, Like Most People? George Carlin ” Flammable “ Support DDP! The post Episode 47: Words Matter? appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 46: The Notorious RBG

America has lost a national treasure with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the Notorious RBG). Her seat on the Supreme Court now shines a light on how divided America is, and how unjust and unfair the entire political system has become. Donovan gives his viewpoints on what’s happening and how all he wants is consistency. Support DDP! The post Episode 46: The Notorious RBG appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 14: Technosexual

Photo by Ola Dapo from Pexels Donovan and Samuel are back again, this time...


Episode 47: The Measure of the Man

Audio clips of Bob Woodward’s interviews with President Trump have come out where Trump admitted to Woodward that he downplayed the severity of COVID-19 and he KNEW it could be very dangerous. Will this finally get Trump supporters to admit that they’ve been backing a lying, cheating, narcissistic asshole this entire time? Donovan touches on...


Episode 46: Making Some Changes Around Here

Some will call this crazy (and they may be right), but it’s something that Donovan is going to try. In this episode, he discusses his decision to make his Donovan Does a Podcast, also known as DDP, a subscription only podcast. He’ll explain his reasoning in the episode.


Episode 45: September Trivia

It’s September 1, 2020, and Donovan loves trivia, so he decided to give a little of that back in this episode, specifically concerning September trivia from Project Britain. From Donovan not being able to say Gregorian Calendar correctly to the shouts of “Mare, Mare”, you might just learn some interesting tidbits about the month that comes from the Roman word “septem”. Further into the show, Donovan talks about Trump’s EO on payroll tax deferral and why you shouldn’t do it. Finally,...


Episode 44: Air Fryers Be Damned

Donovan talks about his adventures with using an Air Fryer; no one really cares about the DNC or RNC Conventions; he sent in his request for an absentee ballot today; and Netflix is making a live action Resident Evil TV Show. The post Episode 44: Air Fryers Be Damned appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 13: An Epic Showdown

Sam, Oliver, and Donovan are back to discuss Toshiba saying goodbye to the laptop market...


Episode 43: No Soda For You!

Donovan discusses him carrying his daughter to the doctor, and their ensuing laughter of trying to figure out the CVS drive-thru. Also, Americans are saving more now than ever. And, if you love Dr. Pepper, you may be out of luck..for now. The post Episode 43: No Soda For You! appeared first on GPPN.


Episode 42: Buckle Up, Buttercup!

Donovan talks about seeing UPS, FedEx, and other delivery drivers using their cell phones while driving. Are they exempt from the distracted driving laws of any states? Working from home…the toll it can take. Celebrating Christmas with COVID and what that could potentially look like. Links Christmas: Behind the Curtain The post Episode 42: Buckle Up, Buttercup! appeared first on GPPN.