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Being “Just Dumb Enough” is all about being okay with yourself, and the situation you find yourself in, after you bring up a topic in front of a real expert. The premise of the show is exposing the general listening audience to topics, careers, experiences, or lifestyles they may otherwise know very little about. My name is Colton Petry, I am the Host of the Just Dumb Enough Podcast, and I‘m your professional idiot.

Being “Just Dumb Enough” is all about being okay with yourself, and the situation you find yourself in, after you bring up a topic in front of a real expert. The premise of the show is exposing the general listening audience to topics, careers, experiences, or lifestyles they may otherwise know very little about. My name is Colton Petry, I am the Host of the Just Dumb Enough Podcast, and I‘m your professional idiot.


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Being “Just Dumb Enough” is all about being okay with yourself, and the situation you find yourself in, after you bring up a topic in front of a real expert. The premise of the show is exposing the general listening audience to topics, careers, experiences, or lifestyles they may otherwise know very little about. My name is Colton Petry, I am the Host of the Just Dumb Enough Podcast, and I‘m your professional idiot.






Writing Horror with Michaelbrent Collings

What would you do if you got a human head in the mail? What if the return address was Steven King's? That was the house my guest grew up in... Kind of... you'll see. For those unaware, Michaelbrent Collings is an incredible author recognized globally as one of the top 100 authors to ever write in the horror genre. He's got a very impressive resume with over 50 published works in various genres. If you enjoyed the show, please share it with people you know. If you didn't like it or thought...


Movie Critics with Tyler Smith

Who doesn't enjoy watching movies? It's a staple of entertainment in the world we live in, and many of these movies live or die on the words of professional film critics like my guest today. Tyler Smith is a: Professional film critic, script consultant, collegiate professor of film history and film aesthetics, documentarian, host of the Battleship Pretention Podcast which just celebrated it's 15th year in production, and finally host of a film critic tv show on the Rediscover...


Beekeeping with Ben Cooper

There is a whole lot to be learned from this episode and after doing the interview I'll never see a one quarter cup the same way ever again. Embrace the bees with me for the next hour as we dive into the life of a bee keeper. Ben Cooper has been Beekeeping since the age of 14, giving him nearly five decades of experience first hand, and for the past ten years he has been teaching a college level course to those wanting to become bee keepers. If you want to suggest topics or have questions...


Lightsaber Combat with Austin Wells

May the fourth be with you. Get it? For Star Wars day! I actually thought this was a new joke that I was just hearing too much in recent years, but the phrase dates way back to this date in 1979 and was even used to welcome Margret Thatcher into office as Britain's Prime Minister. I'm Colton Petry and today my guest is Austin Wells, Leader and operator of Portside Rogues, the Lightsaber academy. He has over 16 years experience in Lightsaber combat as well as a mix of other martial arts in...


New York City with Christina Stanton

New York City! Let's get to walkin' here! Today my guest is Christina Ray Stanton, a New York City tour guide with over thirty years of experience showing the Big Apple to people who've never experienced it. We cover all kinds of things from planning a trip, to staying safe while out and about. On top of that we briefly discuss her experience living through the 9/11 attack and the award winning book she wrote about pressing through the fallout from just six blocks away. I don't want anyone...


Fashion Startups with Martina Carello

How much do you know about the clothes you are wearing? Do you think you could start your own fashion line if you had to? Would you be shocked to know it could take as long as two years before your first product launch and sale? I'm your host as always, Colton Petry, and this week's Guest, Martina Carello, is a Fashion Industry Facilitator with over Thirty years of experience working in the field both running clothing lines, and helping those hoping to join the fashion community to break...


Surviving Criticism with Bill Lee-Emery

What is the difference between who you are and what you do? If criticism blurs the line between feedback and insult, or if you lay awake at night thinking of all your mistakes like me, you are handling it wrong. I'm your host, Colton Petry and my guest today, Bill Lee-Emery, has been a therapist, author, and public speaker for over thirty years. His newest book (or as I now prefer Resilience Guide) "How To Be Bulletproof From Criticism" addresses the overly harsh things we do and say to...


Psychiatry with Dr. Michael Blumenfield

Todays guest is Dr. Michael Blumenfield, a psychiatrist with four decades of experience, a Former Tenured Professor of Psychiatry, medicine, and surgery from New York Medical College, a Former President of the American Psychiatry Association, and now author of the book "Shrink Talk. We do talk about mental health problems, but seeing as this is a psychiatry episode I feel like people listening are probably expecting to hear about those topics come up. We also discuss everything from the most...


What is Art? with Dan Henk

What is art? Is there an overlap between the classic oil painting by the Renaissance masters, HP Lovecraft, and a 21st century tattoo artist? Yes of course there is. No matter how they differ as people, they are all contributing a form of art into the world. That's what my guest, Dan Henk, and I discuss today. Dan has his hands in a lot of art fields, and by that I mean A LOT of fields. Over time he's also become well recognized in many of them. From political cartoons to fantasy novels,...


Porn Addiction with Matt Sinkovitz

Adult content warning! This episode revolves a lot around the topics of sex, porn, and masturbation. Today we are talking to Matt Sinkovitz about porn addiction, the damage it can do in our relationships, and the toll it can take on our health. No spoilers, but we talk about some... graphic changes to a work environment. Matt has worked in Porn recovery for close to two decades and currently coaches thousands of men to make healthier, more mindful choices about their relationship with porn...


Compost and Worms with Cathy Nesbitt

Is it "trash" or is it "black gold"? Todays guest is Cathy Nesbitt, owner and operator of Cathy's Crawlers, a worm composting business that's celebrating its 20th year in business right now. If you're like me you have almost no idea what regular composting is, but don't worry we get into that right away to better help you understand the worms! And don't be put off from the idea because of the worms either. You can actually still accomplish most everything we talk about with no really...


Grief & Grieving with Matthew Stapley

My guest today has been the audiences most requested return guest to date, Matthew Stapley! Many of you will remember Matthew from his first appearance on the Psychic/Medium episode. He's one of my favorite people and I'm so glad I could get him back to talk again, this time about grief and the grieving process. I know it might sound really heavy to a lot of you, and it can be from time to time. But as we discuss, everyone loses someone or something that they love eventually. Life isn't...


Emergency Dispatch with Barry Furey

My guest today is Barry Fury, and man who has been involved in public safety since 1970, only two years after the 911 system was established as we know it today. Barry has worked as a fire department officer in two states and a 911 dispatch director in four states! He is also a contributing editor of the very famous Firehouse magazine, and wrote a book on managing a dispatch center. Send me an email at dumbenoughpodcast@gmail.com or just message the show on any of the social media pages....


China with Jason Szeftel

In light of recent world events with Russia declaring war on Ukraine, I elected to push the episode I had scheduled in favor of this episode where I speak with China expert Jason Szeftel about Russia's biggest neighbor and currently their closest ally. I came into this conversation knowing almost nothing, but I feel like I've left it so much richer just because of how much we talk about in this rather long episode. Geopolitical stuff starts around 15min in if you just can't wait to hear...


Sales Psychology with Jay Maymi

Jay Maymi is a ten time author, international keynote speaker, host of a nationally syndicated talk show, and the man who runs a super master class with nearly 20 other industry giants where they discuss sales. Until I spoke with Jay, I never paid much attention to how much psychology goes into every little bit of branding, marketing, or even speech. Come listen and learn how to stand out among the crowd (Cue Goofy Movie Song "Stand Out"). Email DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com to ask...


Overcoming Trauma with Fatima C Oliver

Content Warning: This episode we discuss the life of our guest which involves multiple crimes that happened to her as a child, and some more than occurred through adulthood. It takes a lot to overcome trauma, going through the unimaginable, and being forced into the role of victim. But as Fatima puts it, she has a PhD from the School of Hard Knocks. She has overcome more hardships than most people will experience in a lifetime and came out the other side a transformational coach who gives...


Holistic Self-Care with David Hennessey

So many profuse apologies for the late episode, I've been dying with COVID and just... enjoying all that comes with that. Bonus episode this week to make up for it! David Hennessey developed The Wonder Technique back in 1999 and has spent over two decades refining it and training people all around the world on it's many benefits. It's remarkable just how easily we get lost along this path of life and forget to take care of ourselves. DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com for any guest or question...


Owning Businesses with Preston Brown

Owning and operating a business can be hard and stressful. How do you even start one? My guest today help you make your dream into a multi-million dollar company from nothing! Preston Brown is a speaker, entrepreneur and multiple 8 figure business owner specializing in disruptive innovation & profitably scaling companies. You may also recognize him from his tiktok account where he posts daily videos to more than 135k followers. (@ThePrestonBrown) Preston has, at the last evaluation, 15...


Q and A Special!

This is the cleaned up version of the livestream done last night where I answer listener questions and talk about the experiences up to now and where the podcast is headed in the future. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions and those that dropped by for the live. I hope everyone enjoys this and maybe we'll do it again further down the road. Remember to share this show! It's the only way it can grow and get even better!


Mastering Conflict with Karen Valencic

Resolving or Managing conflict is all well and good, but wouldn't you rather master it? Karen Valencic has decades of experience, a best selling author credit, and also writes for Newsweek! I'm not sure what else you could want. This episode is being reloaded after some hosting problems resulted in deletion. Email the show for any number of reasons. DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com PLEASE SHARE THIS SHOW! Leaderboard: 1. United States 2. United Kingdom 3. Canada 4. Australia 5....