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Ep. 236: Gerald Rivers – Pro Football Player, Business Development at Bulow Jewelers

Gerald Rivers is new to the team at Bulow Jewelers, but being new to an organization has never been a challenge for him. When you’re a professional athlete, you find yourself integrating yourself into new cultures frequently, and, in his case, learning a brand new playbook every time you change teams. Gerald’s good at this,…

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First Job: Gerald Rivers

Gerald Rivers is a professional football player (formerly of the NFL, currently of the XFL), and serves in business development for Bulow Jewelers. We talk jewelry, football, career transitions, and a ton more on his full episode that drops on Wednesday, December 4. But first, Gerald shares with me his first job digging fence post…

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Ep. 235: The First Jobs of Denver Film Festival 42

Happy Thanksgiving week! In honor of most people having a few days off (save for the poor retail people who get to see certain subsets of humanity at their absolute worst), let’s spend some time talking about First Jobs. While covering Denver Film Festival 2019 (#DFF42), I actually remembered to ask each guest about their…

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Ep. 234: Trey Edward Shults – Director of Waves

My last interview from Denver Film Festival 42 is an exciting one. I’ve got Trey Edward Shults, Director of Waves, a movie I’ve scarcely stopped thinking about since I saw it about two weeks ago. Here’s what I wrote after watching it: “This film is visceral and thrilling and harrowing, but also quiet and contemplative…

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Ep. 233: Jeffrey McHale – Director of You Don’t Nomi

Jeffrey McHale is the Director, Writer, Editor and Producer of You Don’t Nomi, a film described thusly: “A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption.” In many ways, this documentary felt like it was…

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Ep. 232: Nate Bakke, Pete Gardner and Dan Cummings – Man Camp

Coming to you from Denver Film Festival 2019 (DFF42), is Man Camp, directed by Nate Bakke, written by Daniel Cummings (who also stars), and starring Pete Gardner (who is best known for his work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The movie is a comedy about three brothers who commemorate their dad each year at their cabin, but…

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Ep. 231: Jack Sim and Lily Zepeda – Mr. Toilet

Jack Sim and Lily Zepeda are the subject and director (respectively) of Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man, a documentary that I had the privilege of seeing at Denver Film Festival 42. Jack has dedicated the last 22 years to helping bring toilets to parts of the world that don’t have them. It’s easy to…

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Ep. 230: Mailbag!

Time for a long overdue mailbag episode! I take your questions and answer them. I love nothing more than a good riff, and having a bunch of inane shit to play off of makes this a really fun, short listen. In this week’s mailbag, we tackle whether I’d rather be Anna or Elsa from Frozen,…

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My 3 Favorite Blizzards

Hey, it’s snowing! And it’s going to snow again soon! That means many of the transplants who live here are freaking out about how to drive in this shit while the natives are freaking out about they’re going to drive in harmony with all the transplants. Should be a lousy commute! Good luck to you…

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Ep. 229: Dax Hunter Jordan – Musician, Producer, Teacher

Dax Hunter Jordan is someone I’ve been friends with since I was 12, but that I haven’t talked to in probably 20 years. He’s a musician, a producer, and a music teacher who’s had a remarkable career. You can find more of him at his official website. All the ways of keeping up with Dax…

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