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Ep. 260: Travis Volz – Entrepreneur, Communications Pro, Facebook Wizard

Travis Volz and I have 33 mutual friends on Facebook. I don’t remember exactly when we connected, but that’s a lot for a dude prior to friending me that I’d never met, nor ever heard of. But I friended him anyway, and I’m glad I did because his Facebook game is ON POINT. Seriously, he’s…

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Ep. 259: Dr. Brian Ott – Academic, Author, Professor

Dr. Brian Ott is the Head of the Department of Communication at Missouri State University. He is a scholar and public intellectual who has been studying rhetoric, media, and their intersection for more than 20 years. He has authored numerous books and essays on the changing nature of communication in the digital era, and he has…

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Ep. 258: Betsy Wiersma – Serial Entrepreneur

Dude. Here’s who we’ve got today. Check out this body of work as listed on BetsyWiersma.com: Betsy Wiersma is a serial entrepreneur, author, global professional speaker and founder of the CampExperience Network, 5000+ women she has gathered for good. In her 20 years in Denver, she has started and led numerous creative charity support projects…

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Ep. 257: Jake Kiley -Strung Out Lead Guitarist

Jake Kiley is the lead guitarist, and chief facemelter, for one of my all-time favorite bands: Strung Out. I’m almost loath to do a full writeup here because if you’re here, you’re likely well-acquainted with Strung Out’s work, but because he gave me some insights I wasn’t necessarily expecting, here are a few bullets of…

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Ep. 256: Nick Gossert Returns, Creator of Lucha Libre & Laughs

Disclaimer: This was recorded on June 24. As of July 1, the State of Colorado has shut down bars and venues. Any references to the event taking place on July 17 and 18 should be amended to August 21 and 22. Nick Gossert was my guest on Ep. 121 of the show three and a…

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Ep. 255: Dr. Lawrence Grossberg – Morris Davis Distinguished Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina

Dr. Lawrence Grossberg is Morris Davis Distinguished Professor,of Communication and Cultural Studies at University of North Carolina. He’s also the author of an article called “Another Boring Day in Paradise: Rock and Roll and the Empowerment of Everyday Life” which was one of the primary pieces of inspiration and foundation for my master’s thesis. He’s…

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Ep. 254: The Murder of George Floyd, Protesting, Activism featuring R. Alan Brooks

As protests about the murder of George Floyd emerged and grew across the country, around the world, and in my hometown of Denver, Colorado, I hoped to use this platform, this privilege, and this communications channel to do my part in working to end white supremacy, amplify the message the Black Lives Matter, and in…

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Ep. 253: Tom Breihan – Pop Culture Writer, Stereogum, AV Club, elsewhere

It was right about the third paragraph of his review of Total Recall in his superlative “A History of Violence” series on The A.V. Club, that Tom Breihan became my current favorite pop culture writer. Here’s that paragraph: Judged as a straight-up ’80s action movie, Total Recall is, quite simply, one of the best. It…

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Ep. 252: Sam Tallent – Stand-Up Comic, Author, Fine Gent

I met Sam Tallent the first time several years ago when I was a judge at Open Screen Night. He and two other members of The Fine Gentleman’s Club were hosts, and I was the only one – judge or host – who wasn’t a professional comedian. I was but a lowly blogger at the…

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Ep. 251: Ben Roy – The Grawlix, Musician, Comedian

Ben Roy is a founding member of The Grawlix, lead singer of the band SPELLS, a standup comedian, and co-creator of the TruTV show Those Who Can’t. He’s also an incredible intense dude, a complete chatterbox, and one of the nicest people I’ve ever interviewed on this show. He’s a force of nature onstage, and…

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