“Sleeping between Giants Book 2, Ask a Terrier: Professional Advice from a Licensed Dog” by Dave Jaffe

Sleeping between Giants Book 2, Ask a Terrier: Professional Advice from a Licensed Dog” by Dave Jaffe

This title was released in December 2022 from Cray-Cray Publishing in association with HumorOutcasts Press.

The first edition was titled, “Sleeping between Giants Book 1: Life, If You Could Call It That, With a Terrier.”

  • 2021 International Book Awards Winner: Humor
  • Indies Today 2019 Best Humor Book Award Winner

In “Sleeping between Giants Book 2,” Budleigh, the Terrier with ‘Tude, is back; this time dispensing crucial advice to Giants and Canines on everything from space travel and sniffing Covid, to giving a TED Talk and shopping for purses.

Dave Jaffe

Through essays and cartoons created by Dave Jaffe, learn what’s going on in the mind of your Canine and why it’s just as odd as what going on in yours.

During the podcast we discuss with Dave where his ideas come from, the discipline of writing, and his own style of humor.

You can find this episode below in this post or on your favorite platform under the Billy Dees Podcast. Also below, is the webcam version of the interview.

Kitt O’Malley Author “Balancing Act: Writing Through a Bipolar Life”

Kitt O’Malley

Kitt O’Malley, author of “Balancing Act: Writing Through a Bipolar Life,” is a mental health advocate, public speaker, and former psychotherapist who lives with bipolar disorder. Her personal experience and clinical background inform her advocacy and enable her to help herself and guide others toward mental health recovery.

Over the years, Kitt has struggled with bipolar, experiencing depression so deep that it was a living hell and mania so severe that she was psychotic.

However, there is help. Psychotherapy, medication, and coping skills have enabled her to live a full life.

Acceptance has been key to her mental health recovery. Acceptance is essentially a spiritual experience.

To accept yourself is to love yourself. There is hope.

You are enough.

You can visit Kitt’s website for more detailed information KittOMalley.com and on Twitter @KittOMalley.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. For your convenience the full episode is embedded below and the webcam version is below that.

Dorothy Rosby – Humor Writer and Author – Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate…

Dorothy Rosby is an author, speaker and syndicated humor columnist whose work appears in publications throughout the West and Midwest. We are happy to have her on this episode talking about writing humor and the pressure of the holidays.

Her new book is:

‘Tis the Season to Feel Inadequate: Holidays, Special Occasions and Other Times Our Celebrations Get Out of Hand

Dorothy Rosby

The book is described on her website “as a collection of humorous essays about holidays, special occasions and other times our celebrations make us feel not-so-celebratory. It’s understanding for those who think Christmas form letters can be honest—or they can be interesting. And it’s empathy for anyone who’s ever gotten poison ivy during Nude Recreation Week or eaten all their Halloween candy and had to hand out instant oatmeal packets to their trick-or-treaters.”

You can find out where to find her on her website DorothyRosby.com.

You can find Dorothy on Twitter: @DorothyRosby

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. For your convenience we have the episode below on Spotify. You may also view the webcam version below the podcast on YouTube.

Sam from Erie St Vinyl Talks Records and Audio

We had a great visit with Sam from Erie St. Vinyl in Massillon, Ohio.

Selfie time with Sam and Billy Dees on location at Erie St. Vinyl.

Do you remember the feel of old record stores back in the 1970s? In addition to vinyl record bins around the store, Erie St Vinyl is decorated with vintage audio gear and décor. They even burn incense so that the aroma of the store has a classic record store vibe.

During this interview we discuss how people’s listening habits to music has changed, and how a new generation of music fans are discovering vinyl. We also chat about the business aspect of opening a brick-and-mortar shop to cater to the vintage audio and vinyl music fan.

You can find Erie St. Vinyl on Facebook.

Regarding the production, this episode was recorded on location at Erie St. Vinyl. Since Covid, it has been difficult to do location recordings. Although online production tools have improved over the past several years, it is still a great experience to record guests in their own environment with a mobile system.

This can bring a set of technical challenges. Very often location settings are noisy, don’t have have treated environments, and will often have loud air conditioning or appliances running in the background. However, we have found it is worth it to enter someone else’s world. The audience certainly appreciates this aspect of the interview over any minor imperfection of sound or lighting.

The environment of Erie St. Vinyl itself was worth capturing. The space is absolutely loaded with charm and atmosphere. Sam deserves much credit for following her goal of creating this great place.

You can find the interview on your favorite podcasting platform including the Spotify player below. We also recorded a videocast which is also posted below. The video version contains footage of the shop.

New Member of the Production Group

We are very pleased to announce that Kristy Mickelsen has agreed to have Perfect Media Productions, LLC, help produce and facilitate the distribution of her podcast, “W.W.A.A. Podcast.”

We first had Kristy as a guest on the Billy Dees Podcast about a year ago. Kristy is an author and an advocate for such issues as cancer, autism, lupus, and mental health. She is also a 43-year-old wife and mother, whose passions include her two autistic children, reading, and writing. After her appearance on the podcast, Kristy started becoming an active member of the social audio community, especially on Twitter Spaces. As her audience widened, Kristy decided to enter the field of podcasting.

Kristy is very active on Twitter, and you can find her at @KristyBooks. Want to know more about Kristy’s podcast? You can listen to her and her podcast trailer below on Spotify. More episodes are on their way soon.