So it’s that time of year again. Christmas. A time for caring, a time for loving, a time where families come together. It is a day of joy and happiness and a day for celebrating baby Jesus. Or in some people’s eyes, like Aaron, it’s all about the gifts. Regardless of what you do on Christmas, we hope you can spend part of it listening to episode 14 of our podcast. In this episode, we launch our brand new merchandise store where you will be able to buy Weekly Madness embroidered apparel. As...
Milk Sandwiches for Everyone
Does the first sign of snow trigger winter weather madness around you? In the Carolinas we see it happen all the time. The first snow fall triggers excitement as well as massive panic and chaos at the grocery stores. Listen to us discuss our winter weather madness as we go into detail about weather related traffic problems, grocery store issues, as well as the unexpected. We also discuss in this episode people who think they know it all and car insurance madness. When was the last time you...
The Blame Game
We have all seen it. Every day we turn on the television and there is someone in our government blaming someone of something. President Trump did this. The head of the CIA did that. It is always the fault of somebody and we are never satisfied until we get to the bottom of who is responsible! That’s right, we are talking about the blame game. Why are we so focused on who is responsible for what happened rather than fixing the issue in the first place? Because nine times out of ten we are...
You Ate What?
This week on Weekly Madness, we go over how our Thanksgiving was and follow up on Aaron’s Black Friday experiences. We discuss how businesses are open more often now on holidays and how families have evolved over time into living a faster paced lifestyle here in the USA. Also, have you ever noticed that when you travel to different parts of the country, you cannot always find some of the food items you enjoy? Sounds pretty maddening doesn’t it? Well it maddens us too! Listen as we discuss...
In today’s episode of Weekly Madness, we introduce 2 new team members to our podcast. Nora Speakman is from San Antonio, Texas and has experience hosting her own podcast called the Liminality Life Podcast. Chelsea Baker is from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. We are happy to give a warm welcome to both of these new team members and are pleased to have them as a part of our show. During this episode, we discuss what maddens us during Black Friday. Have you ever had to wait in line to get the...
Rage Behind the Wheel
So, Thanksgiving is on its way. One of my favorite holidays. I feel it is the one holiday that brings the whole family together. Christmas may bring family together, but it is religious based. Thanksgiving in my opinion is the one holiday that brings people together regardless of their religion which is what I think makes it so special. You also don’t have to worry about buying Christmas gifts for those you are visiting. That all starts the next day. The day the madness begins. Black...
Nothing but Madness
Sign! Sign! Everywhere a sign! Do political signs, bulk campaign mail and telephone calls drive you crazy when elections are near? We feel your pain! While everyone should be doing their part and voting, there is definitely a level of madness that comes along with it. Hear about some of our election madness in this episode. We also discuss voter ID and the good and bad of social media. We also go into madness around job interviews as well as internet or text messaging scams. This episode...
Sculpture made by Molly Morning-glory. Photo taken in River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Do telemarketers drive you crazy? You are not alone. In this episode, listen to us talk about our madness with telemarketers and scammers. But fear not, we also go over some valuable tools you can use to help reduce telemarketing calls. In our technology section, we discuss the Be My Eyes app and Aaron’s smart bed. We also ponder on what it would be like if smart devices began to outsmart their...
There Is a Carnival Inside
Do you ever have issues at the doctor’s office? Perhaps you don’t like all the waiting you have to do before actually being able to see your doctor. Or perhaps your doctor is never available when you try to make an appointment to see them. In this episode, we discuss the frustrations of going to see our doctor and some of the implications you may sometimes encounter with medical billing. We then share our opinions on smart homes in our technology section. Followed by discussing current...
I Hate Leaves
After many hot days, it finally feels like fall is here in the Carolinas. The county fairs are popping up, the renaissance festival is in town, and the hot air balloon festival is coming to Statesville, NC. While some of us will be getting out of the house and enjoying the changing colors of the fall leaves, other people like Aaron will be staying home being miserable raking the leaves and complaining about it. In this week’s podcast, we talk about what we enjoy and dislike about the fall...
They Blew up the Bridge
Have you ever been stuck in traffic due to road construction? Or perhaps maybe you have just been stuck in traffic in general due to an automobile accident. In this week’s podcast, we discuss the madness of road construction and how it always interferes with our travel plans. It is the necessary evil that always gets in the way of our most important trips. We also talk about cyber warfare and how the future of technology may also bring sophisticated options to the table in terms of war....
Have you ever encountered shipping problems? This week Aaron tells a story about his shipping madness. We also discuss the evolution of shipping and where it is heading next. Look in our show notes to learn more about drone deliveries using Prime Air from Amazon. We also spend some time reviewing the Apple Watch and discuss the rising cost of smart phones. Do you have any shipping madness to share with us? If so, feel free to leave a comment below or share it with us on our facebook. It is...
The Customer Is Always Right
Is the customer always right? Find out in this 2nd episode of Weekly Madness where we cover companies who don’t always return your call. We also explore introductory pricing and how customer service has changed over time. In our technology section, we go more in depth with our special guest Cameron Lundy to discuss the benefits of heated ceilings and how they may work differently than one might expect.
There's a Hurricane Outside
I would like to thank everyone for your patience while we have been getting our new podcast ready to launch. This is the first episode of Weekly Madness which was recorded during a storm and it is great to finally get it out there. In this episode, we discuss Hurricane Florence and how it impacted the Carolinas. We talk about the Apple keynote. Then, we finish off our episode talking about the gas explosions in Boston, MA. Please excuse us if our first episode is a little rusty.