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Oddly Observant is an entertaining, insightful, and eye-opening long form conversational podcast that utilizes Culture, Technology, Comedy, and Business as a catalyst to empower human connectivity.

Oddly Observant is an entertaining, insightful, and eye-opening long form conversational podcast that utilizes Culture, Technology, Comedy, and Business as a catalyst to empower human connectivity.


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Oddly Observant is an entertaining, insightful, and eye-opening long form conversational podcast that utilizes Culture, Technology, Comedy, and Business as a catalyst to empower human connectivity.






Spotify and Joe Rogan $100 Million Deal

The podcasting world shook on May 20th when Joe Rogan announced that the Joe Rogan Experience would be exclusively on Spotify. This is a massive move for not only Joe but also for the chess board that is podcasting. Additionally, Joe Rogan has been an open critic of Youtube and their censorship issues in the long term. The power play of the decade was made by Rogan to remove his show from the platform that arguably brought the podcast to the mainstream. Youtube will undoubtedly see more...


#020 Tesla, Elon Musk, Cyber Truck

Tesla newest vehicle Elon Musk led the Tesla Cyber Truck reveal about a month ago. To say it caught the media's attention would be an understatement. In the recent months Elon worth and Tesla’s stock price have been running up in response to the company’s new factories and vehicles being completed. Surprisingly, the Cyber Truck show blew the lid off of social media. Elon Musk threw a heavy stainless steal ball at the “bullet-proof” glass. Therefore, in embarrassing fashion the glass broke...


#019 Roddy Rich The Box

Everybody by now has heard of The Box by Roddy Rich. This song has been a billboard #1 hit for the past view weeks. However, it’s important that we take a step back to see how this song blew up. Songs, artists, and creators in the future will have to use similar strategies using social media. Another example of this recently in our society is "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X. TikTok had a great hand in blowing up the song by Roddy Rich. The platform was the most used song clip in the app for...


#018 Underdog Athletics

In Podcast #018 Underdog Athletics joins the show! Underdog Athletics is a personal training community, sports organizer, and sports coaching facility in Garland Texas. Marcus Perkins and Anthony McGhee run the facility and are great stewards for the Garland Sports Community. In today’s episode Marcus and Anthony give some background on the founding of Underdog Athletics. After, they will give us an understanding of the future. Underdog Athletics takes pride in coaching sports year round....


#017 Spotify Wrapped & The Future of Media

Spotify recently sent out the 2019 Spotify Wrapped Review, and everyone has acted eagerly to share their stats to the world via social media. The Spotify Wrapped also made playlists for you based on your listening habits in previous seasons and years. The buzz Spotify created with their investment into the Spotify Wrapped feature makes guest Cameron Azeez question the financial model of Legacy media and the conglomerates around it. The cost of entry to make high quality content is lower than...


#016 TikTok Announces Music Streaming App

TikTok just surpassed 1.5 billion downloads across the globe, and now they have announced plans to offer a music streaming application to rival Apple Must, Spotify, Tencent Music, and Amazon. The TikTok app offers the company immense pools of song data on how pieces of content perform with certain background music. Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok, has already announced that this new music streaming app is going to pilot this year in India and across South East Asia. Shortly after...


#015 Facebook Enters Music Streaming | Bluetooth 2.0 | Product Hunt Review

Facebook Enters Music Streaming through mysterious new company! Todays Episode of the Oddly Observant Podcast welcomes back Cameron Azeez, CEO of Tuner Inc and the Brassroots Music app. On Product Hunt (A social media for products, ideas, and projects), we found a very lowkey entry into the Music streaming world by Facebook. The company started a new off shoot company labeled the New Product Experimentation to tackle a revamp of the turntable.fm music streaming app from years ago....


#014 Music Streaming Has Changed World Forever

Music Streaming has changed the world forever; host Peter Shortino recaps the advent of music streaming and its democratizing nature. Companies like Spotify and Apple Music have laid the infrastructure to allow music from a wide variety of catalogs to be played on demand anywhere in the world. It wasn’t that long ago that we were burning CD’s and tuning into the radio for all our music desires; now we are the architect of our own musical world. Stay tuned through the end of the episode to...


#013 NBA Predictions

The start of the NBA Season is here! Stasi Harris joins the podcast to offer his preseason playoff predictions from both the Western & Eastern Conference. There has never been as much excitement for an NBA season as there has been this year, primarily due to all the Free agency movements in the league. These moves have created Dynamic Duos across the league, making almost every single game during the season entertaining to watch. Lebron James as usual as the most pressure of any player in...


#012 Dallas Cowboys | To Be or Not To Be Them Boyz

The Dallas Cowboys have had a rough past 3 weeks losing to NOLA, Green Bay, and the putrid New York Jets. On this episode Paul Santoyo joins Oddly Observant to analyze the past 3 games from the Cowboys, and offers some insights on how the Cowboys can escape the losing streak agains the Philadelphia Eagles. We dive into the debate of firing Jason Garret and what Garret has to do to keep his job for the rest of the season and beyond. The Dallas Cowboys’ QB Dakota Prescott is 1st in QBR; for...


#011 Instagram is Taking Away Likes?!?!

Recently instagram has started to test taking away the viewable like counts under pictures posted on the platform in certain countries throughout the EU and Asia Pacific. This has profound effects on the monetization for influencers on these platforms, however, could offer a huge relief to some of the mental health downfalls that come from the engagement within the app including the likes. Aldo Gonzalez from Episode #004 of the podcast comes on to offer his insights on the issue as a...


#010 Alchemy | Conspiring With the Universe to Impose Desire Into Reality

When you desire something enough, the universe conspires in its full force to manifest the desire into reality. Cameron Azeez from Episode #001 joins the Oddly Observant Podcast with host Peter Shortino to dive deeply into the themes presented by Paul Coelho and Malcolm Gladwell in the Alchemist and Outliers respectively. The hero’s journey is a process innate to the human experience, and theres no better example of this than Santiago’s journey in the Alchemist. In this story Santiago...


#009 NBA Gets Censored By China ?!?!?

In Episode #009, host Peter Shortino explains the recent controversy that resulted from the GM of the Houston Rockets comments on the Hong Kong Protests against the Chinese Communist Party. The NBA in an unprecedented move decided to defend the Chinese Communist Party instead of one of their GM’s in lieu of short term profits. This recent issue caught the attention of not only the country but the world and now all eyes are on America and how they will deal with this issue with YUGEEEE Trade...


#008 Shamarr Williams – Apple Keynote (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Oddly Observant Apple Keynote Review with Shamarr Williams. In this episode of the Oddly Observant Podcast Shamarr and host Peter Shortino go beyond the surface level product reviews from Part 1. Shamarr gives the specs on the whole line of products from the 2019 Apple Keynote. Additionally, he gives actionable advice when considering if any of the new products fit your lifestyle and budget. Next, we will discuss the beautiful new IOS 13 features which is available on every...


#007 Apple Keynote and iPhone 11 Review (Part 1)

Shamarr Williams joins Oddly Observant for a two-part episode to recap the 2019 Apple Keynote and demystify the products released. Shamarr’s vast tech and Apple specific knowledge allows us to briefly overview the top products and services released at the recent Apple Keynote. The iPhone 11, iPad, and IOS 13 are just a couple of the features that we cover, along with some insights on the earliest leaks for the 2020 iPhone. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the episode where we go into depth on each...


#006 Will Cotton – A Conversation on Education, Philosophy, and Psychology

Episode #006 features Will Cotton. Will Cotton is a Lambda School Team Lead with acute knowledge in mathematics and philosophy. Additionally, he is currently working towards becoming an expert Data Scientist and python developer. Although the education industry is changing quickly, Lambda School is here to offer an effective 21st century approach to education by utilizing the full abilities of the Internet. Consequently, Will walks us through Nietzsche’s and Nassim Taleb’s insights on the...


#005 NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Predictions are here!! In Episode #005 NFL Playoff Predictions, host Peter Shortino and guest sports analyst Stasi Harris predict the division winners and the resulting Super Bowl Champion. Additionally, in a future episode of the Oddly Observant Podcast the Divisional and Super Bowl picks will be revisited. Consequently, they will be compared to ESPN's top football analysts to see the success or failure of our predictions. Let us hear your predictions @oddlyobservant0 on Twitter...


#004 Aldo Gonzalez – Brassroots

Aldo Gonzalez is the Chief Technology Officer for Brassroots, a music streaming app coming soon to the app store. Aldo is a genius software developer that you may of heard on the previous episode of the Oddly Observant Podcast. Today on Episode #004 with Aldo Gonzalez, we talk about freedom, its importance in regards to the Internet, censorship, and much more. Aldo is motivated to connect the world and more importantly your friends via collaborative music. Along with being a software...


#003 Twitter CEO Hacked!! | If Jack Dorsey Can Get Hacked, You Can Too

CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, was hacked by a notorious hacking group; if he can get hacked anyone can. Consequently, we will learn how to take extra precautions in guarding your digital self. To clarify the technical aspects of today's story, guest expert in computer programming & development, Aldo Gonzalez will be joining the Oddly Observant Podcast. Aldo walks through the technical aspects of the hack and raises some interesting points. Additionally, he offers a few innovative solutions to...


#002 – Stasi Harris

Stasi Harris is one of the foremost experts in Sports, Sports Analytics, and Strategy. In episode #002 - Stasi Harris offers modern insights on the interworking of the U.S Sports Scene as well as the U.S. College financial system. He gives us the latest insights on the Ezekiel Elliott saga, as well as some fantasy football tips for the upcoming season. Stasi’s background in data analytics allows for a qualitative and quantitative analysis on the NBA and NFL. Stasi will be a regular staple on...