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Episode 16 - James Reitano

Hey E’rybody! Welcome to Episode 16 with my guest James Reitano! James and I met in Jr High School MANY years ago. In this episode we chat a bit about what is was like to be a teenager in Santa Cruz in the 80s, James’ Graphic Novel 1985 is about exactly that. He has also just finished the series 1987, which you can link to below. James is also the artisitic mind behind our new logo, which we are SUPER stoked about! What do you guys think of it? We also talked about previous jobs we’ve...


Episode 15 Part 2 - Taylor Reilly - First Year Retrospective

Make sure to download and listen to Part 1 before listening to this one! Time Stamps for Part 2 22:49 - Episode 7 with Luke and Hamish 56:30 - Taylor and I discuss Hamilton


Episode 13 - Voter Suppression

Hey E’rybody! A quick but resounding Thank You to the folks who have been checking out the show after seeing me on my daughter Taylor’s YouTube channel recently. Its great to see you here! That video was a TON of fun to make, and thanks to her subscribers, it looks like we’re going to make it a recurring series. For those of you who haven’t seen the video, you can check it out here. In this episode, I talk about some of the facts about and methods used to hinder and/or remove people’s...


Episode 12 - “Don’t Be a Sucker”

Hey E’rybody! After taking a few months off (where does the time go?) to adjust to some life changes, we are back with a vengeance! This solo episode was inspired by the short film “Don’t Be a Sucker” which was produced by the US War Department (since renamed Department of Defense) during World War II. Producer Wendy came across it during one of her forays into the corners of the internet and knew immediately that she HAD to show it to me. If you haven’t seen it yet (I posted a link on...


Episode 9 - Alice Dobbe Returns!

Hey E’rybody! Welcome to Episode 9, the return of Alice Dobbe! We had another great chat, this one a tad shorter than the last. We bounced around from topic to topic without ever seemingly finishing one - as you all know, I love taking tangents! Alice will be representing New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Powerlifting Championships 2016, being held in Christchurch Dec 4th thru Dec 11th. We’re currently looking for ways for listeners to send donations to help Alice pay for expenses such as...


Episode 8 - Is the Internet Making Us Evil?

Hey E’rybody! First of all, apologies for any confusion regarding this episode. The audio file got corrupted sometime during the post-production process and I didn’t realize it until after my initial upload. I believe all is well now. It’s been a CRAZY month since my last post - hence the delay in posting a new episode - but things are getting back on track now. So we’re planning to follow this one up with another rather quickly. Stay tuned! - Kev In this episode, Kevin waxes over...


Episode 7 - Luke Barnett and Hamish Reddington Part 1

Hey E’rybody! Strap yourselves in for this one, but get comfortable. Our Kiwi mates Luke and Hamish from the Press X To Jump podcast joined me for a 5 hour romp that will no doubt go down in LoR history. I’ve broken it up into 2 parts to facilitate easier downloading. Text in blue are clickable links that will open in a separate window. I serio [...]


EPISODE 6 - Follow-Up to the ESA Rant, focusing on REAL Service Dogs this time.

Hey E’rybody! Welcome to Episode 6. This one is a follow-up to Episode 3 where Kev ranted about Emotional Service Animals.This episode focuses more on ACTUAL Service Dogs and how the phony ones are a detriment to the industry. Thanks to Eleanor Oster for sharing the article “The Hidden Complications of Fake Service Dogs” Links to the other podcasts mentioned in this episode:


Episode 5 - Are You Offended? Get Over it!

Hey E’rybody! In this episode, Kevin tackles the PC Culture and the tendency people seem to have these days of getting offended for no good reason. Notable links: Can We Take a Joke? on Facebook The April Fools Joke SI played on us in 1985. It was SO good! Tufts University’s “Check Out Our Cox” shirt. Don’t forget to Subscribe/Rate/Review on iTunes! Email your comments/questions/show topics to


EPISODE 3 - Emotional Support Animals

In this Episode, Kevin rants about ESAs and why their owners are a scourge on society. Links from the episode:: Info from the ADA The Chicago Tribune Article Canine Companions for Independence The Nauseating ESA website Patricia Marx’s New Yorker Article “Pets Allowed” Recommended podcasts:


EPISODE 2 - Phobias

Hey E’rybody! In Episode 2, Kevin talks about Phobias. Including his own. The monologue takes a turn you might not expect though. Have a listen and let us know what you think! LINKS: Press X To Jump Podcast The Prude and the Pornstar on iTunes Rick and Paul Heal the World Podcast UC Davis Study


EPISODE 1 - Alice Dobbe

Hey E’rybody! After testing the waters with a few solo posts, Kevin dives into this first “official” episode with his friend, Alice Dobbe from New Zealand. Alice brings a great energy and informed perspective to the show. Having lived here in Santa Cruz, CA working at one of our local Wineries, she is able to speak to the differences between the two countries. It likely comes as no surprise that those differences come up several times during this episode. Kevin and Alice chat...


Kevin shares his thoughts on politics and the people he engages with on social media.

(Quick note - the music in my intro is the opening riff of “Drunken Lullabies” by the amazing band Flogging Molly) Hey e’rybody! Just checking in again with another “toe-dip” episode before LoR kicks off for real in a few weeks. In this one, I talk about my thoughts on Politics, Rights and how people want to decide those things for others. I hope you enjoy it.


Ranting about Creationists

Still just dipping my toe into the Solo Podcast water. The response to my initial post was amazing and emotional. Great thanks to those of you who are listening and providing feedback already! You’re in for some great fun when the actual episodes kick off in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @_kevinreilly and tell your friends/family/colleagues to subscribe and follow Life of Reilly! I love you all more than you’ll ever know. This is gonna...


Kevin gets accustomed to flying solo by telling a story.

(UPDATE 5/17/16 - Uploaded a “repaired” version of the audio. It’s still not great, but better than the original) Hey E’rybody! This is crazy! I’m super excited to be starting a new podcast, although I have NO idea where we’ll end up. You guys are the most important component in this project! Don’t leave me hanging, okay? I have some amazing guests and fun stories lined up, so stay tuned and tell your friends! Let’s do this thing! Much love. -Kev