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What Makes Me Weird? with Joel Sharpton

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Weekly 30 minute conversations with a different geeky buddy talking about a different geek topic.

Weekly 30 minute conversations with a different geeky buddy talking about a different geek topic.
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Weekly 30 minute conversations with a different geeky buddy talking about a different geek topic.




A Goal, an Update and a Bunch of Rebels

Joel is finally back! A new goal for the new year, updates on his business and the family aquarium and finally a discussion of the massive dose of Star Wars that Joel's taken lately. Expect new episodes weekly for now as this becomes a true personal diary of Joel's interests and experience. Find all his work at http://joelsharpton.com

Duration: 00:21:05

A Creative(s) Response by Joel Sharpton

Originally presented as part of an Evening of Arts in Stone Theatre on the Campus of Louisiana Tech University, this is Joel's response to the recent violence both from and against police in America. Find more from Joel at http://JoelSharpton.com

Duration: 00:15:21

Joel Sharpton at PMx Podcast Movement 2016: Make Your Hobby Pay

Joel Sharpton speaks at PMx as part of Podcast Movement 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago about his journey towards independence and how narrating audiobooks is one simple method many if not all podcasters can adopt. Thanks to Ramona Rice, host of The Sports Gal Pal podcast and Community Manager for Podcast Websites, for the introduction. Visit http://joelsharpton.com/pmx/ to download my Tips and Tricks.

Duration: 00:14:08

Why I Read Weird: 40 Years of Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles changed my reading world when I was just 12. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the publication of Interview with the Vampire, I tell the story of why I read weird. Find the show in iTunes, on the Google Play Music app or at http://AlwaysListeningPod.com/MakesMeWeird/

Duration: 00:09:45

Apple, The FBI and My Mom: What Makes Me Weird about Privacy?

Joel gets serious and explains (in layman's terms) what the FBI wants and why you might not want Apple to give it to them.

Duration: 00:16:15

Netflix and Joel: an Audio Essay on a Visual Medium

Joel has loved Netflix for a long, long time. Hear him discuss his love affair with the little red envelope and what Netflix means today. Also, a personal announcement! and Teaser for upcoming episodes. Follow everything Joel does and connect with him for your next voice project at http://JoelSharpton.com Email the show at makesmeweird@gmail.com and share us with a friend to help the show grow.

Duration: 00:11:44

What Makes Me Weird? Star Wars Stories

Joel is feelin' all Forceful this week, so we're reminiscing about Star Wars in preparation for the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. With guest appearances from the Sharpton sons, and a Professor Shyguy performance in "Han Shot First" (find more here: https://soundcloud.com/professorshyguy/professor-shyguy-rated-heart-6 ) Have your own Star Wars story to share? Send it along to makesmeweird@gmail.com and join us back here in a week or two for an episode discussing the film itself...

Duration: 00:32:35

What Makes James Bond Weird? with Josh Steen

James Bond is BACK! SPECTRE is in theaters November 6th and Joel took the opportunity to talk about the greatest cinematic spy with fellow Bond fanatic, Josh Steen. Josh is the host of the Just Us Geeks Podcast found at http://JustusGeeks.com and an avid James Bond fan. Don't forget, you can email us at makesmeweird@gmail.com and find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Duration: 00:43:18

Modern American Love Story Part 3 with Kelly and Joel Sharpton

Joel is joined by his wife, Kelly, in this third part of their ongoing detailing their relationship, marriage and the birth of their twins. This episode was originally recorded just after the girls' birth and released as episode 80 of Joel's first podcast, Two Guys, One Podcast (now defunct). Stay tuned as Joel and Kelly are recording another episode around the girls' impending second birthday. *This episode does contain some explicit language. Nothing too heavy, just part of a frank and...

Duration: 01:19:00

What Makes Destiny Weird? with Josh Shirley

Destiny, the latest next generation game from HALO developer Bungie, is the topic of discussion in this episode. Josh has been an avid gamer for years, while Joel hasn't played anything more complex than Mario since college. Listen as they discuss Joel's first shot at the game, the advancement in video game mechanics period, and what a newbie can find to enjoy in the midst of this major new franchise. If you'd like more on Destiny, check out John Siracusa explaining it all to Merlin Mann...

Duration: 00:42:51

Modern American Love Story Part 2 with Kelly and Joel Sharpton

And now, for something completely different... We're taking a break from our regular episodes to dip into Joel's personal archives and pull an episode from his first podcast, Two Guys, One Podcast. His (now) wife, Kelly, appeared on four total episodes, three of which detailed and dicsussed their relationship. In case you've missed the first episode, highlighting how they met, all the way to the wedding day (including a recitation of the vows, seriously, it's pretty awesome), then check...

Duration: 00:58:13

What Makes Bethany Raybourn Weird?

Bethany Raybourn is one of my favorite musical artists, and after convincing her to let me use a song for one of my Podcast themes, I was finally able to get her on the show as well. If you enjoy our chat, or soulful country rock, then you'll love Bethany's EP. Find it on iTunes here. Check out our chat as we talk about music ministers, mayonaise banana sandwiches and more. Don't forget you can email us at makesmeweird@gmail.com and find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Duration: 00:41:34

What Makes Josh Tolleson from The 318NowPodcast Weird?

Josh Tolleson is a fellow north Louisiana native and a fellow podcaster! This week we talk to him about his show and background. Find more info by visiting Josh's Facebook page, or find him in iTunes. Email us feedback or questions to makesmeweird@gmail.com Find us on Facebook or Twitter, and find every episode at AlwaysListeningPod.com

Duration: 00:33:26

What Makes the Sharpton Sons Weird? with Judah, Remy and Joel Sharpton

My sons, Judah and Remy, join us to discuss the latest Avengers movie (which the boys just got to watch, and is now available on VOD and Streaming video)! After hearing dad's episode discussing my eating habits, the boys begged to "podcast" this weekend. So, obviously, I obliged. We discuss the latest Marvel Teamup movie, their eating habits and what they want to be when they grow up. I think you'll enjoy these two guys as much as I do. Email us feedback or questions to...

Duration: 00:41:06

What Makes Jeff Brown Weird?

Jeff Brown is the host of the ReadtoLead Podcast, in which he interviews authors getting the "good stuff" out of their books about leadership, management, business or productivity! He's also a Radio Industry veteran and one of Joel's favorite podcasters. Jeff joins us to discuss his background, show and just what makes him "weird". Find Jeff's show at ReadtoLead, and visit PodcasterAcademy for more info on how to launch your show with Jeff's help. Email us feedback or questions to...

Duration: 00:43:45

What Makes Joel Sharpton Weird? with special guest Kelly Sharpton

In this debut episode of the all new, What Makes Me Weird? Joel is joined by his wife, Kelly, to discuss his eating habits and just what he means by "wet foods"! Read more about Joel at his site, subscribe to our show with iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app here and come back next Thursday for a great conversation with Jeff Brown! Our theme music is From the Great Pelican State by Adam Dale.

Duration: 00:56:32

MaG027: MaG LIVE Winds and Wonder with Lawrence Gibbs

Lawrence Gibbs joins us for the final LIVE event in the Summer Series at Louisiana Tech University's Arthur W. Stone Memorial Theatre, and the final episode of Me and the Geek, as the logo implies we're rebranding next week. Joel explains it all in the episode and we have a great discussion about music and more with Lawrence Gibbs. Find all the details on the move by reading Joel's blog post Pod on Pod is Retiring, Josh and Joel Aren't Check out our new page at Alwayslisteningpod.com

Duration: 00:46:16

MaG026: MaGLIVE Writing and Directing with Dr. Kenneth Robbins

Dr. Kenneth Robbins is the former Director of the School of Performing Arts at Louisiana Tech University and just retired this summer from his position as Professor. He's focused fully now on his writing, but he joined me live on Stone Theatre stage to discuss his origins, his aspirations and his art. Hope you enjoy it. Email the show at Makesmeweird@gmail.com

Duration: 00:31:45

MaG025: Podcast Movement 2015 with Shawn Smith from TheMobilePro.net

Joel talks LIVE from Podcast Movement 2015 with Shawn Smith from TheMobilePro.net about recording from anywhere.

Duration: 00:39:35

MaG024: Young Artists and Bright Eyes

This week, we have our first two guest show and our first show live in studio as Jake Guinn and Alexandria Bozeman join us to discuss their art and the process of being an artist and becoming a human. Find more from Jake on Instagram at @jg_arts Contact Alexandria at expressionsofdivinity@gmail.com And email us at makesmeweird@gmail.com

Duration: 01:21:46

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