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A Few More Miles To Go

August 21st, 2019|Categories: Family DysFUNction|

"Anxiety, how do you always get the best of me/ I'm out here living in a fantasy/ I can't enjoy a goddamn thing" -Jason Isbell, "Anxiety"   "Hey Dad.......can I ask a favor?" My youngest rarely calls me, mid-day, and rarely asks for much unless it really means something to [...]

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Zero Three Hundred Hours

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Tales of Misery|

She sent those words you see in the picture, a good friend, with the following message: "This reminded me of you, and I mean to send it with nothing but love. I hope you're doing well."  How could I NOT be doing (relatively) well, when someone reaches out like that, [...]

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A Tornado Among The Thunderstorms

February 24th, 2019|Categories: Tales of Misery|

"We were sitting on the front porch With the weather rolling in Laughing louder than the big south wind You ran out to roll your window Light rain falling on your hair...." -A Tornado Warning, Turnpike Troubadours "I don't know why I'm always drawn to the toxic ones. Sometimes I [...]

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One Of These Days

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Amigos, New & Unimproved|

"You cry lonely And I come runnin' I come to your rescue I chase your blues away" -Cross Canadian Ragweed, 'You Cry Lonely' So, if you are drawn to the broken, just how broken are you? That's what's been rattling around for months. Years, maybe. It's not like I don't [...]

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December 4th, 2018|Categories: Siren Songs|

He is was 24. A Crossfit coach, new husband, Marine Officer and someone who could embody courage, humor and loyalty without coming across as cocky. Will Thompson was someone I knew peripherally from his time at Crossfit, as an athlete and coach; I used to watch him at Crossfit Kids where [...]

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Fat For The Holidays

December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Less Lardass|

I look down at the scale, cynically. Lies. Filthy, lying, technology. I need to blame someone, some THING. But I can't deny how the pants are squeezing me aggressively around the waist like an overzealous relative who hasn't seen you in a year and wants to joyfully choke the life [...]

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The Lonesome Beautiful Now

October 7th, 2018|Categories: Tales of Misery|

"You know, you only get so many of these in this life. They're gone so quickly. It's worth taking the time to take them in" These words from a co-worker as we both were dragging out of the firehouse in the dawn light, another shift marked as complete and both [...]

Off The Rails On The Crazy Train

September 17th, 2018|Categories: New & Unimproved|

"Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger" -William C. Bryant Who isn't a fool for some good old fashioned symbolism and foreshadowing? Hell if I know. But I knew somehow that, based on my own foolish [...]

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Peering Over The Edge

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Family DysFUNction, Tales of Misery|

"So don't forget to love me in damnation/ For the living I have earned on love gone wrong/ And we'll open up old wounds in celebration/ If we don't bleed it don't feel like a song" John Moreland, "Old Wounds"   These past few weeks have been troubling, indeed, as [...]

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  • A What's Next Kinda Guy....Grant Wistrom on the 5yr. Anniversary
    by Uli Gulje on April 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    WELCOME TO #200 AND THE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! What better way to celebrate 5years of The Uli Who Podcast and show #200 than to bring back my first guest Grant Wistrom! As an owner of Revival 98, a cannabis dispensary here in Springfield, he helped to kick off my retirement by enjoying some jazz cabbage and meandering conversations. I really appreciate his friendship, those of our listeners, our sponsors, musical guests and the like! Big thanks to Brandon Moore for being down with the music since Day 1! Also, enjoy some Uncle Tupelo on the mid-show break. I don't own the rights to that song.  If you want to financially support the show, you can do so HERE

  • Part 2...Documenting The Documentarians w/ Jeff & Eli
    by Uli Gulje on March 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Here we go with part 2 of Eli & Jeff's epic trip to Ukraine to document humanitarian efforts in the war-torn country! Today we learn about KFC's in Ukraine, the score to the movie and terrible realities of life in a war zone. It's a long episode, but I was spellbound the entire time! Here is a link to the trailer: https://youtu.be/awB-dTkbpNA You can support their efforts on their gofundme link here: https://gofund.me/f3241b29 Thank you!

  • Documenting the Documentarians (Part 1)....an interview with Jeff & Eli
    by Uli Gulje on March 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    In this rare and incredible telling of a tale Jeff Weeks and Eli Davidson, two coworkers sit down in the studio to talk about their efforts to document humanitarian efforts in war-torn Ukraine. It's an incredible story, and this is only Part 1: how they got there. Please consider supporting these guys as the move forward to bring this story to life.....you can do so HERE.  Thank you and enjoy part one.....and here's the sizzle! https://youtu.be/awB-dTkbpNA

  • Sweet, Salty & Single....A Valentine's Day Convo With Clouse
    by Uli Gulje on February 14, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    It's the VALENTINE'S DAY episode with the one and only 6' Katie The Shady Lady! Get ready for a round of VomCom as we tackle everything from Beef Wellington to deal breakers in dating. It's a fun hour with a musical interlude by Charlie Crockett (I do NOT own the rights to this song, but DID purchase it!). Enjoy, with my compliments.  *If you'd like to FINANCIALLY support the show, you can do so HERE! Thank you so much!

  • What's Your Algorithm? A Conversation With Brittney Lumos
    by Uli Gulje on February 10, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    My good friend Brittney Lumos dropped by the studio while in town and we decided to jump down the mental health rabbit hole and covered approximately 1598 subjects over an hour and a half. From conspiracies to the lame setup of a sitcom model to how we treated people during COVID vs. now, there were few stones unturned. Please enjoy this time with my good friend Britt! Find the "Bitchin' With Brittney" podcast HERE! If you'd like to support the show FINANCIALLY, you can do so HERE! 

  • "Handy As A Stomach Pump": A Conversation With Chad Sullivan
    by Uli Gulje on January 27, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    This show's a long time coming; many of my coworkers never could imagine Chad "I'm The Entire Package" Sullivan and I getting together for a podcast. But that's the thing, right? We can be polar opposites and still find friendship and common ground. He arrived to the house with a dead raccoon in the back of his truck and more stories than you could possibly imagine. Please enjoy some Inside Baseball with one of my favorite coworkers.  Musical Interlude: The Domino Kings "The Only Thing She Left" If you'd like to support the show FINANCIALLY, you can do so HERE. Thank you!

  • The World Is His Playground: A Conversation With Jefe Martinson
    by Uli Gulje on January 20, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    From Massachusetts to Louisiana to Georgia, California, Missouri and Mississippi, there aren't too many corners Jefe Martinson hasn't explored or lived. He's a playground equipment designer, homebrewer and owner of the best moustache in the 417. But chiefly, Jefe is one of the kindest most thoughtful souls I've ever met, and I think you should hear his story. Enjoy.....I sure did! Cheers! *if you'd like to FINANCIALLY support this show you can do it HERE. Thank you!

  • Mr. Howell, I Presume? A Conversation With David
    by Uli Gulje on January 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    He's been a German translator, a magician, a brewer and done stand up comedy; he's also a Stage 4 colon cancer survivor. Meet my friend David Howell. In this long form interview, we get to peek behind the curtain and learn about this resilient, charming and unabashedly vulnerable person who has a perspective much deeper than belies his 32 years. We enjoy a conversation over some Narrow Gauge Brewing beers and a lot of off-the-rails sidebars. Please enjoy! *If you're interested in supporting the show financially, you can do so HERE. Thank you so much!

  • Hoping To Have Hope Again; A Monologue
    by Uli Gulje on December 28, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    2022 is finally about done, and it happen soon enough for me. It's been a struggle this year in many, many ways for many OF us and I thought I should give you a glimpse as to why the podcast has slowed down a bit. It's a monologue, it's a ramble, but it feels good to get off my chest. Thank you for listening.

  • "How I Became TikTok (In)famous": A Conversation With Mike Underlin
    by Uli Gulje on December 2, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    He's got more layers than a complex onion, a creative juggernaut and one helluva good guy: meet Mike Underlin. He's been making viral videos from way back in the early YouTube days, and has most recently uploaded a video to TikTok that has more than 3 million views and was featured on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. From being compared to dressing like Jeffrey Dahmer to a weird love of Four Loko, Mike is one of a kind and today with Dane as a co-host, he reveals his origin story. Enjoy! If you'd like to FINANCIALLY support the show, you can do so HERE. Thanks!  

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