This podcast is an interview with Jeff “Ski” Kinsey (@Consultski on Twitter) from Agile Audio Dashboards. This episode hit the airwaves as well on News-Talk 1480 WHBC located in Canton, Ohio during September 2018.
Jeff, along with his partner Tom Montelione, produce custom Alexa Skills. This podcast talks not only about Alexa but in addition the importance of “voice” regarding the future of online marketing and our interaction with technology.
We also cover aspects of podcasting including its integration with Alexa devices and the role of audio in general as it is related to digital marketing.
If you enjoy technology it’s all the better but this is an interesting program across the board for anyone who may be interested in what the future may be for how we interact with the internet.
Ask your Alexa device: “Alexa, enable Audio Dash Updates” to hear more from “SKI”
This is an audio snippet of the podcast:
For your convenience the full audio interview is available in this post below. It is also available on most of the popular podcasting platforms including iHeartRadio.
Also below is a video snippet of a separate live WHBC broadcast hosted by Pam Cook about Agile Audio Dashboards. In it both of us talk a little bit about voice and each of our individual backgrounds.
“Want Voice With That” by Agile Audio Dashboards (Pilot Episode)
This podcast is an interview with Dorothy Rosby. Dorothy is the author of “I Used to Think I Was Not that Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better,” who refers to the book as the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. She also is the author of “I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch, Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest.”
Dorothy Rosby is a speaker and syndicated humor columnist whose writing appears in publications across eleven states. Her column has been recognized by the South Dakota Newspaper Association. She was a finalist in the 2015 Robert Benchley Annual Award for Humor Writing and was the 2015 first-place winner in the Humor Column category of the National Federation of Press Women contest.
During this interview with Dorothy we cover a gamut of topics including her method of topic selection, the discipline of writing, and interestingly how she feels humor can be a method of persuasion.
You can follow Dorothy along with her amusing witticisms on Twitter at @DorothyRosby.
The podcast interview is available below at the bottom of this post. For your convenience the interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including iTunes Apple Podcasts and Stitcher under “Billy Dees.” It can also be accessed on TuneIn and iHeartRadio through your Amazon Alexa streaming device.
The episode is titled on these services as:
HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Dorothy Rosby
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What is a caregiver? If you help someone else you may be a caregiver and not realize it. As time goes on in a given situation your role as such may well become a major responsibility. Many of us should also be aware of the looming risk that we ourselves will someday be in a situation where we require assistance in our daily lives.
These are daunting possibilities to ponder. I happen to feel, however, that choosing to be a caregiver for a loved one when it is possible is a noble and rewarding act. Moreover, it does not have to be the nightmare that it often turns out to be when we wait for a crisis to develop before we take action to become informed.
This is the subject of the book, “Who Moved My Teeth? Preparing for Self, Loved Ones and Caregiving” by Cathy Sikorski.
Cathy is an attorney who specializes in elder care. I found Cathy to be a skilled speaker who infuses the right amount of humor and lightheartedness into such topics as powers of attorney, advanced directives, managing medical bills and many other subjects. The book provides an excellent background into these matters and provides a feel for what you may need to research.
As stated in the book:
“And this is where a good Elder Lawyer comes in. Find her or him and talk to them. Know what you can and cannot do and when you can and cannot do it. Knowledge is Power.”
This is a highly informative podcast with a strong functional value and is available below at the bottom of this post.
For your convenience the interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including iTunes Apple Podcasts and Stitcher under “Billy Dees.” It can also be accessed on TuneIn through your Amazon Alexa streaming device.
The episode is titled on these services as:
HOPress HumorOutcasts Cathy Sikorski – Who Moved My Teeth?
How many of us need more white guys? Probably not many of us right? So here’s a podcast with three more white dudes for your listening pleasure.
On behalf of HumorOutcasts Radio and HumorOutcasts.com, I recently had the chance to interview Jim Corbett and Tim Jones who are the authors of, “I am So Sick of White Guys – The Coloring Book Experience” available on Amazon. And we don’t mean the good “sick” either, but rest assured the book and the podcast are definitely “cool sick.”
Naturally to enjoy the content of this satirical and adult coloring book it would help for the reader to be progressively minded. Therefore, how “good” you may feel that the book may happen to be is rooted heavily in subjectivity. However, even though I may not agree with all of the concepts on every single page, I can put on an objective hat. I have no issue stating that for me this book was a creative and witty isometric exercise into a fusion of political satire, humor, and social commentary.
The book’s illustrations were created by Steve Hartley, who in my opinion did a great job maintaining the recognition of the caricatures yet portrayed expressions that match the essence of the scenes and situations depicted.
In this day and age it doesn’t take much to inflame a segment of the public. Jim and Tim have had their fair share of angry blowback from the right and from the land of social media. They sent me various links prior to the interview to show me this aspect of their experience and perhaps to give me fair warning of some of the grief that I could possibly catch as the interview migrates its way through the digital media cyberspace.
We touch on some of this negative feedback during the podcast but we really wanted to stay centered on the humorous aspects of this book as well as the societal messages conveyed in the content.
If you share an illustration with someone and it sparks a conversation, it has done its job.
During our pre-production meeting I suggested to Jim and Tim, that given the provocative title of the book, it may help to give the interview some depth if I threw them a few curve ball questions as opposed to producing what amounted to an audio infomercial. They were very receptive to the idea and they both did a fantastic job making their points in this podcast which give it an intrinsic value of substantive content above what would otherwise be considered as just a digital media marketing tool.
I hope you enjoy the podcast. You can play the podcast from this site below or under Billy Dees on nearly all of the major podcasting platforms including iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
I had a lot of fun interviewing Molly Stevens, who is the author of, “Boomer on the Ledge.”
Molly brought up some good points during the course of our podcast. One of the themes that seems central to her message is that it is never too late to discover new passions and ways to be creative as we mature. In fact, sometimes life experiences can enhance our ability to tackle original endeavors and challenges.
Another concept that seems very dear to Molly is the idea that humor is a great way to deal with life challenges and can also be a way to inspire others to examine their own place in life in a more lighthearted and positive fashion.
Molly lives in Maine and still works as a registered nurse part-time after a long and fulfilling full-time career in the medical field. More recently Molly discovered the joys of writing and over the past number of years has been showcasing her work on her blog ShallowReflections.com.
“Boomer on the Ledge” is an interesting blend of musings and observations about the positive and negative aspects of being a Baby Boomer as well as an inspired pictorial of images photographed by Molly to illustrate the perceptions conveyed in the book.
Molly is a contributor to HumorOutcasts.com and can be found on Twitter @ShallRef and on her Facebook pages Shallow Reflections and Boomer on the Ledge. Her book, “Boomer on the Ledge,” can be found here on Amazon published by HumorOutcasts Press. You can follow @HOPress on Twitter.
Please take a moment to enjoy our podcast interview with Molly Stevens.
The playable audio program is right here:
HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio Molly Stevens
The “Running Log” On Amazon
The day before Thanksgiving I had a chance to stop by the office of Roger Hollis with a mobile production set up and talk to him about running and his new book, the “Running Log.”
The “Running Log” essentially encompasses three elements; running, cartoons, and motivation. Roger has been a long-time runner and has enjoyed both the physical and mental benefits of running. He has also enjoyed drawing cartoons and illustrations for personal enjoyment and for various books.
My experience with Roger has allowed me to appreciate his down-to earth attitude and practical approach to most given situations with a little bit of humor as part of the mix.
I would describe the “Running Log” as a diary of sorts for runners and other fitness enthusiasts to document their progress alongside various illustrations and motivational witticisms authored by Roger. However, you don’t have to go by my
description of his book because you can listen to Roger himself in this episode of HumorOutcasts Radio at the bottom of this post.
You can find the “Running Log” on Amazon and it makes a perfect companion to all of those New Year’s resolutions to get out and to be more active. Roger is also a contributor to HumorOutcasts.com and you can find his newborn presence on Twitter @roger_hollis.
Please give our podcast a listen. Thank you.
HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio – Roger Hollis “Running Log”