"Springfield Truck 10, respond to XXXX W. XXXXXX St. for a possible J4, with an unsecured domestic situation in progress" "Truck 10 copies, en route. Truck 10 will stage upon arrival, Dispatch, please notify when scene secured by PD" "Truck 10, update, there is no domestic, that was a child crying [...]
Under The Sea & Into The Soul
Ink & Time Today Facebook gently reminded me that precisely one year ago I walked into Hearts of Fire Tattoo shop to get some artwork committed to my body. It's my take on a mermaid kissing an old-school deep sea diver, and while the artwork's original, the design [...]
Lift With Your Heart, Not Your Back
One year ago today I wrote this essay right here. It was about embracing your inner weirdo, forging forward through failure and a promise to be by your side as we stumbled through 2016. It was a story not of false hope but that through it all, we'd grow together. [...]
For Every Man, A Sheila
"For last years words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice" TS Elliot Love, always The way he looks at her when we're talking ABOUT her. The way that he describes his often broken past, the triumphs and shortfalls, his kids, his [...]
A Muse Me
"Spend your years/ Spend your time/ With all these tears/ Not all were mine"* N. Rateliff, "Thank you" Gratitude and ego. Forever there is a balance to strike, these two dogs growling and circling in our minds, and in equal measure I've written about both. And, like lunar cycles, we [...]
L’eggo My Ego
SO much good is afloat. So much for which to nod our heads humbly and be grateful. According to something written down somewhere gratitude is one of the highest forms of passion, for the person that lives from a grateful standpoint is one without limits and limiting factors. I think [...]
Like a scene from some Norman Rockwell painting of the Midwest, I was sitting on the porch stoop enjoying some watermelon while lightning bugs began their twilight mating rituals, tiny Vegas signs beckoning members of the opposite sex with bright lights and the promise of a good time. It should [...]
To Soar Again For The First Time
"Did she push you off the cliff after taking the picture?" -"Something like that, but not" "You're still alive, that's what matters. Although, knowing you, you'd just figure out how to fly on the way down, anyways." It was singularly the kindest thing I'd heard in a while [...]
Fire In The Soul & A Heart On The Run
"So, a fireman walks into a tattoo joint called "Hearts of Fire"....." And thus begins a joke that has never been told. Mostly because it's not a joke, but partly because the journey, like so many before, is unpredictable at best. It began so long ago, and the path has [...]
- Part 2...Documenting The Documentarians w/ Jeff & Eliby 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 & Eliby 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 Clouseby 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 Lumosby 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 Sullivanby 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 Martinsonby 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 Davidby 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 Monologueby 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 Underlinby 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!
- Gettin' Frisky With Miller: A Conversation With Big Jayby Uli Gulje on November 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm
He's been my mentor in cooking, a man of great integrity, a proud father & husband and an all around badass: please meet my friend Jay Miller. He'll demure with "I just sell door knobs", but the depth of this man is revealed within moments of him letting you in the metaphorical door. We share a love for music, food and metal work, although he is my superior in each category. He's the one I turn to when I look for a true compass pointing towards doing the right thing, and my respect for him is without limit. Please enjoy this show talking about our love of these hobbies!