Meet My Good Friend

This is a podcast where I interview random people that I meet to prove that everyone has a story to tell. It's StoryCorps + Humans of New York, I guess. So far I've met an IT guy, a jewelery merchandiser, a crazy conspiracy theorist, a hippie chick, a hairdresser, an astronomer, a stand-up comedian, and a traveling insurance adjuster. Who will I meet next?
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Jun 24, 2015

You lucky listeners get to meet two of my good friends for the price of one! Meet Dave and Aubrey, co-hosts of trivia night at The Happy Dog in Cleveland. I wandered in there just as they were wrapping up the game for the evening and they were gracious enough to sit down with me for a chat.

Most of the talk is about trivia. We discuss how they come up with the questions, themed rounds, tie breakers, and prizes. If you’ve ever been to a pub quiz you will surely enjoy this talk. If you’ve never been to a pub quiz, get to The Happy Dog on Monday night!

We also discuss Aubrey’s career organizing closets and garages for people. Her number one tip: get rid of your crap.

Dave talks about his band The Boys From the County Hell, which is a Pogues cover band. We also learn that Dave has very limited knowledge of how the internet works. What is Facebook? What is a website? Don’t ask Dave!

Be sure to listen all the way to the end because they ask a trivia question that you can figure out and email me the answer  ( to try to win a prize! It’s a contest! Yay!

Now it’s time to meet my good friends Dave and Aubrey.

Jun 17, 2015

I would like you to meet my good friend Jared, singer and guitarist for The Sour Notes. The Sour Notes are a psych-pop band from Austin, Texas who are currently on a 2 week tour. I met Jared at Now That’s Class in Cleveland where they had just performed with local act Sammy Slims. Their tour is based around a stop in Toronto, Canada for the North by Northeast festival.
We talk about life on the road for a band with no money, how they plan and schedule their own tours, and how they do all this despite holding down day jobs.
We talk about the creative process of songwriting, home recording, and what the mixing and mastering phases entail. Finally we listen to a bit of their song Big Dreams from their 2012 release Last Looks. Google “The Sour Notes Austin” and check out their music, but not before you listen to my interview right now. Meet my good friend Jared.

Jun 10, 2015

Meet my good friend Adam, assistant to the general manager at the Town Hall restaurant in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. I met him while I was on the hunt to interview a vegan as it was vegan night at the restaurant, but it turns out he is a carnivore who just happens to know a lot about vegan and vegetarian dishes. After talking about the vegan lifestyle we move on to a discussion about the duties of an assistant GM at a restaurant and the restaurant industry in general. We talk about learning to appreciate a dish for what it is (even if you personally dislike it) and what its like as a restaurant professional to go to other establishments for a meal.
Learn how Adam transitioned from being a server at a drive in burger joint to an assistant GM at this Cleveland spot that offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and non-GMO food. Listen right now and learn how to tip properly and most importantly how to avoid a condition called Leaky Gut! Meet my good friend Adam.

Jun 3, 2015

Conner is a swing dancer and a swing dance instructor. In this interview we learn about the syncopated rhythms of swing music and what differentiates swing dance from other forms of dancing. Learn how The Charleston evolved into The Lindy Hop on the east coast and The Balboa on the west coast. Conner describes how some of the complicated aerial moves of swing are similar to wrestling moves.
We go on a brief tangent about carbon to carbon bonds and organic electronics, as well as how Conner’s future as a scientist balances with his love of dancing.
When the interview is over you will find yourself Googling Frankie Manning, Maxie Dorf, and “playing in the pocket”. Jitterbug into this great talk with my good friend Conner.