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Episode 011: [Bonus] Stop Hittin' Yourself
As promised, it's a bonus Season One episode! Pete faces his greatest challenge yet: buying a set of tires at Costco. Can he do it, or will it devolve into an absurdist folly? I think you know the answer to that. Plus: Some reflections on Season 1 and a peek at Season 2.
Episode 010: Cut to the Chase
Did you ever have a ready-to-retire teacher who was pretty much done with the bullshit? In this episode, I tell four quick, funny stories about some weird assignments I was given during seventh and eighth-grade religion class, my equally odd responses to them, and whether they were due to a poorly conceived curriculum, or just because the teacher was wrapping up her career. Read an essay version of this show over on Medium.com...
Episode 009: Vote for Pedro
This episode features a connect-the-dots of pop culture essay that runs from Napoleon Dynamite to David Puddy to Buckwheat to Brooklyn Nets power forward Luis Scola, to the Superfriends to Chief Wahoo. I step through the logic that connects each of these things to arrive at a relatively unpopular conclusion, at least among the denizens of the 2-1-6. Read an essay version of this show over on Medium.com (https://medium.com/@petebrownsays/vote-for-pedro-55f301baf771). Music and SFX Credits...
Episode 008: Three Drinks at the Turn
Do you remember your first job? I've been telling a pretty lame joke about golf for years. In this episode, I trace it back to the summer I spent caddying at a country club. In the process, I dig up some strong feelings about hazing, bullies, wealth, learning to curse and standing up to one's father. Read an essay version of today's episode over on Medium (https://medium.com/@petebrownsays). *Music and SFX Credits * Intro and interstitials by Brian Hake Additional Interstitials by Kevin...
Episode 007: The Orange Badge of Courage
Pete explores what it means to be the cool parent: from couch forts and pets to fireworks and Humans vs. Zombies. Can he keep up with the kids across a long weekend on a college campus? How many dogs is too many dogs? Plus Jodie returns to the podcast to explain what 'Busties' is and why it was banned for life in the Brown household. All this and more in this exciting episode that you don't want to miss. Want to read the essay this episode is based on? Head over to my page at Medium...
Episode 006: A Pillowcase Mystery
How do we get to know who are parents really are, when they're not all parenting it up? In this episode, an item from my childhood resurfaces, fully awash in mystery. As I get to the bottom of the Pillowcase Mystery, I learn all about my Mom and a true Olympic hero. You can read an essay version of this show over on Medium (https://medium.com/@petebrownsays/a-pillowcase-mystery-31b7128e92ac). Follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/petebrownsays/?hl=en) and Twitter...
Episode 005: I become *that* Dad.
Pete wrestles with an unruly essay about soccer, wonders why he can't seem to let anything go and explores whether or not he has passed on his cursed memory to his son. With: Parken Brown. Read an essay version of this show over on Medium.com (https://medium.com/@petebrownsays/i-become-that-dad-83b0f4487e56). Music and SFX Credits Intro and interstitials by Brian Hake Additional Interstitials by Kevin Davison "I'm Not Myself" by Delicious, feat. Brian Hake and Kevin Davison Additional music...
Episode 004: Trying Something You Thought You'd Be Good At
Do you like Fall? Or Football? Or Foibles? Then this is the episode for you. Is there something you always thought you’d be good at, but never have actually tried? Well, there was something I thought I’d be good at, and finally went out and tried it. Results were...mixed. Want to read the essay this episode is based on? Head over to my page at Medium (https://goo.gl/D5AMeD). Music and SFX Credits Intro and interstitials by Brian Hake Additional Interstitials by Kevin Davison "I'm Not Myself"...
Episode 003: Two Lies and a Truth
Why do we tell lies? And once you tell a lie, can you just move on with your life? Or does the canard continue to haunt you? In this episode, I explore lying by diving into a few corkers that I've told over the years. Plus, what it takes to get hit by a pitch in baseball, and listener stories about a basketball career that should have been and a man who may or may not have believed himself to be Jon Bon Jovi. Music and SFX Credits - Intro and interstitials by Brian Hake - Additional...
Episode 002: I Are Smart
When is something an homage to source material, and when is it plagiarism? I explore this line, plus fan fiction, junk drawers and the time I came this close to winning a contest. This show includes an interview with my 14-year-old daughter that proved to be one of the top-5 toughest interviews I've ever had. Read an essay version of today's show at Medium.com (https://medium.com/@petebrownsays/i-are-smart-5e49d16eea1) Music and SFX Credits Intro and interstitials by Brian Hake Additional...
Episode 001: Made-up Words
Do you have a word that's unique to your family only? Or maybe a funny pronunciation that's carried through from you or your kiddo's childhood? Most made-up words have unique backstories just below their surface. In this episode, we explore a made-up word that made its way into a high school English class, as well as one from my own childhood that I've been trying to reclaim. Along the way, you're going to hear about a very odd poster hanging in a child's room, swirlies, Russian babushkas,...
Homecoming: On Memory, Plus the View from Under the Bus
In Episode 0, you'll hear what PeteBrownSays is all about: How my memory works, specifically, and how memory functions over time What my podcast is all about and why podcasting is the right medium for these stories and a bonus story: Homecoming, plus the View from Under the Bus A post shared by Pete Brown (@petebrownsays) on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:53pm PDT Links Read Homecoming, plus the View from Under the Bus on Medium...