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Tom Keeley Inspires Us To Live Boldly

2/20/2018
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Episode 44 of the podcast is the second half of my conversation with Tom Keeley. If I was a fancier type guy who maybe also lived in England, I would probably describe Tom as a rather lovely fellow. He really was a fantastic bloke (look at me being even more British-y!) and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. A lot of you may already know that Tom is the guitarist in the band Thursday. Now, I will be honest here. Thursday isn't the type of music I would normally seek out these days....

Duration:00:54:25

Tom Keeley: From Rockstar To Dad

2/14/2018
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Episode 43 of the podcast is the first half of my conversation with Tom Keeley. If I was a fancier type guy who maybe also lived in England, I would probably describe Tom as a rather lovely fellow. He really was a fantastic bloke (look at me being even more British-y!) and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. A lot of you may already know that Tom is the guitarist in the band Thursday. Tom was led to me by previous guest, RJ, and I couldn't be more grateful. Although my immediate thought...

Duration:01:20:14

Why Do I Do This Podcast?

2/4/2018
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Episode 42 of the podcast is another of my smaller episodes that doesn't involve a guest. This episode was born from my desire to further explain the whole point of this podcast. Why does it exist? Why do I keep putting all of this time and energy into it? There is more than this text in the actual podcast episode that accompanies this. But, here is the gist of it for you: We've become fantastic documenters, haven't we? Armed with our smartphones. Within the last decade, we've become...

Duration:00:14:37

Jonathan Hart: Raised on the Grateful Dead & Phish

1/28/2018
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Episode 41 of the podcast is the second half of my conversation with fellow podcaster Jonathan Hart. I don't normally dedicate episodes, but I have to dedicate this one to my other favorite 41 that is out there right now: Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale. Don't get in a huff about that dedication; we don't talk about sports or the Red Sox in this episode at all. This is more of a discussion on the journey of life for Jonathan that parallels our previous episode. At times, it even intertwines with...

Duration:00:46:01

Jonathan Hart Went From Surprised Single Dad To Much More

1/14/2018
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This is Episode 40 of the podcast. My wife is a huge U2 fan, so she would enjoy me saying that as: "This is 40". However, this episode does not feature Bono as its guest, or any other musician from Ireland. Don't be dismayed; Jonathan Hart has a pretty darn interesting story to tell. It starts with what happened before Jonathan was even born. We do a deep dive into his paternal roots and talk about his lineage. That lineage is steeped in a very proud service to our country by his Father and...

Duration:01:04:59

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi & Fit Father Project

11/23/2017
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Episode 39 of the podcast is extremely special because it features my first ever guest that is not actually a Dad. Have you picked yourself up off the floor now? Close your lower jaw... I know this is mind-blowing news. But, you'll come to see why I made this decision once you've listened to this episode. The reason I've bent one of the founding basis' of this podcast is because Dr. Anthony Balduzzi brings a lot to the podcast and to you: the listener. Not only is the story of his very...

Duration:01:11:58

Terry Ogburn Lives Beyond Loss

11/19/2017
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In this, the 38th episode of the podcast, I found myself talking with Terry Ogburn. In a few of my experiences at conferences, for marketing or podcasting, I've run into Jessica Rhodes a few times now. Jessica is the CEO & Founder of Interview Connections. I honestly didn't know if anything would ever come from any of our conversations at these conferences until one day I received an email with a suggested guest. The email, from one of Jessica's staff, basically said that Terry would be an...

Duration:00:57:54

RJ Bee Talks Phish & Podcasts

10/18/2017
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This is episode 37 of the podcast, and number 2 of 2 with fellow podcaster and music lover, RJ Bee. Although this episode is heavily steeped in our discussion about music and the band Phish, this may be the most that one of my "Fork in the Road" episodes focuses on fatherhood. Usually, these secondary episodes with guests are complete offshoots onto other topics. However, you'll still find some fatherly gems between RJ and myself in this one. RJ and I share some strong similarities within...

Duration:01:12:59

RJ Bee is a Dad

9/19/2017
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This is episode 36 of the podcast, 1 of 2 with fellow podcaster RJ Bee. RJ is quite an intelligent man. I don't just say that because we share a very common interest in music, but because he has been working for years in the world of politics and communications. When RJ and I first connected, we both asked each other if we thought we would be good guests on each other's podcasts or not. It was almost like a lightning round on a game show as we took turns interrogating one another. I...

Duration:01:29:51

Sam Jennings & His Time With Prince

8/29/2017
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This is episode 35 of the podcast, and number 2 of 2 with web designer and artist Sam Jennings. Sam is my second guest that has a large connection to a man I adore: Prince. A lot of this episode is us talking about the period of 9 years that Sam worked very closely with and for Prince. He gives a deeper view into the man that at times was so private. We talk in depth about the positive influence that Prince had on our lives, from the time we were both teenagers. After working with Prince,...

Duration:00:55:17

Sam Jennings

7/24/2017
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This is episode 34 of the podcast, 1 of 2 with web designer and artist Sam Jennings. Sam is my second guest that has a large connection to a man I adore: Prince. Even with this being our episode to talk about fatherhood, we do touch on some of the personal and business aspects of Sam's near decade of working with Prince. It was quite interesting to hear how much importance Prince put on family during the time Sam was involved with him. Sam joins the esteemed group of guests that do not...

Duration:00:48:56

Episode 033 - Brad Rothschild the Filmmaker

6/27/2017
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The 2nd half of my conversation with Brad Rothschild, we pick up right where the previous episode left off: having a very laid-back chat which eventually leads into what Brad does for a living. He's a documentary filmmaker with films you may have even seen on Netflix or iTunes (Tree Man and Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald). Brad also makes up half of the team that does The Amen Corner podcast. His partner, Steven A. Cook, you may recall was a recent guest on my podcast as well. But,...

Duration:00:57:33

Episode 032 - Father's Day 2017

6/21/2017
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Father's Day is a good opportunity for a quick little episode. There are a few holidays I will do this with. Something that should please some of you who may get frustrated that my episodes don't fit into your shorter work commute. This is my 2nd Annual episode to celebrate Father's Day. It's now my 27th Father's Day without my Dad; the 9th such holiday that I, myself, am being heralded as a Dad. I still do not take that title or job lightly. For those of you who missed 2016's Father's...

Duration:00:16:47

Episode 031 - Brad Rothschild

6/5/2017
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The 1st of 2 episodes with Brad Rothschild, this conversation is now becoming aline that is stretching out from its epicenter: my previous guest, Bruce Mendelsohn. So, again, a ton of thanks to Bruce for starting this rolling ball. Brad makes up half of the team that does The Amen Corner podcast. His partner, Steven A. Cook, you may recall was a recent guest on my podcast as well. But, don't let yourself think for a second that means the 4 episodes of them are anything alike. They really...

Duration:01:17:13

Episode 030 - Matt Thorne

5/10/2017
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This is episode 2 of 2 with author and critic Matt Thorne. Like I said on the last episode, if you've been here for a while, you noticed that his episodes were released in reverse order. Again: don't call the authorities. I did that on purpose. The previous episode came out first because it was a little closer to the 1 year anniversary of Prince's death. That episode was focused very heavily on Prince and the book that Matt wrote some years ago chronicling his life through his music. So,...

Duration:01:09:01

Episode 029 - Matt Thorne & I Love Prince

4/25/2017
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This is the 1st of 2 episodes with author and critic Matt Thorne. For those of you who are regulars, you'll catch that his episodes are being released in reverse order. That's not an error. I held off on releasing this episode so as to not completely coincide with the 1 year anniversary of Prince's death. Matt & I agreed that may not be in the best taste. But, it still made more sense to me to have this one out before his Dad episode (which will follow, shortly). I had been waiting a long...

Duration:01:07:59

Episode 028 - Steven A Cook Knows Politics

4/7/2017
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This is the 2nd episode with Steven A Cook. He is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before speaking with Steven, I not only had no clue what all that meant, but it made me laugh a little at the idea of my having a political conversation with him. Kind of like those videos you sometimes see of a professional athlete playing against a little kid. Oh, isn't that cute? Look how the pro is not even really trying and...

Duration:00:49:30

Episode 027 - Steven A Cook

3/14/2017
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This is the 1st of 2 episodes with Steven A. Cook. My conversation with Steven was made possible by last episode's guest, Bruce Mendelsohn. So, many thanks to Bruce for that. I did my research on Steven immediately when Bruce mentioned him. My first thought, frankly, was that he was going to be out of my league if or when we touched on things other than just about being Dads. I saw that he is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign...

Duration:00:54:10

Episode 026 - Bruce Mendelsohn & His Boston Marathon Bombing Experience

2/21/2017
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This episode with Bruce Mendelsohn sincerely has changed my life. Bruce tells his story of the day's events back in 2013 of the Boston Marathon Bombings. He was a bystander, just there to meet his brother who ran in the marathon at the finish line and hang out with him afterward. The day's events, of course, changed from what everyone expected and Bruce acted before he really reacted. Bruce was very heavily involved in one of those stories of that day. One of the stories that involved...

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 025 - Joe Bruzzese Loves Sports and Music

2/5/2017
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The 10th of the "Fork in the Road" (or FITR) episodes of the podcast, this is where the Host and Guest veer off from the normal topic of fatherhood to either discuss something of significance in relation to the guest, or the two engage heavily on a common interest they are passionate about. This is the 2nd episode with Joe Bruzzese, a SAHD who is a Northern California transplant from Boston. Joe and I connected over Twitter some time back and I couldn't help but become friends with him,...

Duration:01:09:32

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