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The 500 Section Lounge Podcast

English, Social, 1 season, 235 episodes, 4 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes
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Sam, Richey, and Little Matt bring you all kinds of topics! They laugh, joke around, play games, and talk to AMAZING guests! From sports radio talk show hosts, reality TV contest finalists, Emmy award-winning travel TV personalities, to everything in-between, the guys talk to them all in the Lounge! So, sit back, relax, and always remember to #grabalisten! Reach the guys the following ways! Twitter: @500_section Facebook: 500 Section Lounge Instagram: 500section Email: [email protected]. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
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E200 Lance Howell, the Dad Dork, in the Lounge!

For 3 dads who like to tell corny jokes, laugh, joke around, and all sorts of other crazy things, the guys chose the PERFECT guest for their 200th Episode!Lance Howell joins the guys in the Lounge, this week, and he was the perfect choice! Lance is the man behind The Dad Dork! The Dad Dork is a social media star who goes to his neighbors' houses, and tells their security doorbell a dad joke!The guys wanted to get to know the man behind such a great content creator! Many of his items are reels or shorts, on social media, and Sam LOVES watching them!They talked about so many different things, but it was incredible how quickly the time flew by while these guys hung out!No amount of show notes would do this hangout justice, so we're just going to let you listen for yourself!Lance Howell, the Dad Dork, in the Lounge for the 200th Episode of the 500 Section Lounge! It would behoove you to #grabalisten!
4/9/202458 minutes, 46 seconds
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E199 Jeanell Greene Builds a Relationship In the Lounge!

It's the final episode before our big 2-0-0, and we have a WONDERFUL guest!Relationship coach, Jeanell Greene, joined the guys in the Lounge to talk about having strong relationships!What events made Jeanell feel that she would be successful as a relationship coach? She also talks about how she feels she can make connections with those who seek her help, and how long those people tend to utilize her services!The guys enjoyed chatting with her and look forward to having her back in the future! They are short show notes, but the show is PACKED!Enjoy our hangout with relationship coach, Jeanell Greene!Find out more from Jeanell at https://jeanellgreene.com/
3/19/20241 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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E198 Travis Myers & Natasha Marsaguerra Are Keene On Chatting In the Lounge!

WE ARE BACK!This week is a two-fer! We have one returner and a newcomer! Authors Natasha Marsaguerra, and Travis Myers join the Lounge!Natasha answers all sorts of questions and tells many stories from growing up in NYC!They also talk about the writing process, for each, while writing the Tommy Keane series.There is PLENTY to hear, and still PLENTY the guys didn't even mention! That just means Natasha will be back!It's a great show! ENJOY!To find any of the Tommy Keane books go here!
3/5/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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E197 Jeff H. Ryan Builds His Way Back Into the Lounge!

This week we have a return guest, and every time Jeff H. Ryan comes to hang out in the Lounge, the guys end up learning something new about their friend!From all of his adventures, Jeff comes back to fill us in on what he's been doing since he was last in with the guys!He has a new hobby, and fully expounds upon the entire process and what all it entails! Yep... that's a lot of non-specific talk all in one sentence!It was great to catch up with our great friend from Maine! He found out another GREAT story from Monson that he is going to start a book on! The story is VERY intriguing! Excited?! Want to hear what our buddy, and author, Jeff H. Ryan, has been up to lately? Want to hear the great stories he's found during the research phase of his book writing?It's a great hangout the guys had with Jeff!ENJOY!Find out what Jeff is up to by going to his website, https://www.jeffryanauthor.com/, and see where you might find him!
2/14/202453 minutes, 47 seconds
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E196 Kristof Morrow Drops Into the Lounge!

This week Sam & Richey have a VERY special guest!They welcome in veteran, author, and award-winning journalist, Kristof Morrow into the Lounge!Kristof wrote "The Second Sun: Vol. I & II," that's out, and you can get it on Amazon!Kristof offers a TON to chat about, and one is the fact that he has suffered from Tourette's syndrome since he was 27 (well, that's when he was diagnosed).The guys talk, in-depth, about Kristof's journey to finding out he had Tourette's, and how he deals with it. Are there things that he cannot do, because of it? How about how people react to some of his reflexes that might be startling?It is a very educational episode about something the guys had only heard about, and never talked to someone who suffered from Tourette's.So, ENJOY this episode with author, Kristof Morrow!Get his book by going here!
1/30/202452 minutes, 20 seconds
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E195 Dick Wybrow Takes a Bite Out of the Lounge!

We are back!After an extended break, the guys are back in the Lounge!They are joined by Amazon best-selling author, Dick Wybrow (say eyebrow with a "w" in front of it)!Author of the "Kane," supernatural humor series, Dick joins the guys and chats about a veritable smorgasbord of topics!Sam asked a weird question relating to a... washer(?)! Did the guys ever get into playing Pokemon? OH, and The Sopranos is 25 years old!They, FINALLY, get to talking about Dick and the Kane book series!Before they get into that, though, Sam brings up an interesting thing from Dick's pitch to the show... he has narcolepsy! How does that affect his writing, or does it?Then the gents talk to Dick about how he came to write the book series!It's a fantastic way to get back into the swing of things, and we are pushing HARD towards the 200th episode!Go check out what Dick is up to at https://www.dickwybrow.com/!Find his book series, on Amazon, here!
1/16/202452 minutes, 3 seconds
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E194 First World Problems In the Lounge!

We have such "hard" lives! This week all the gents are talking about the "First World Problems" that exist in their lives!Where did Sam choose to put his pool? Matt has to choose between two what? Richey's daughter will only drink what?There are so many other things they talk about that are COMPLETELY a First World Problem, and the tangents they get to venture into are so much fun!What's your "First World Problem?" Let the guys in the Lounge know!Find us on social media, and let us know!
11/28/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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E193 Thanksgiving Dinner Draft in the Lounge!

All of the guys are back together to hang out!No guest, but they're drafting dinner, as we get closer to the Thanksgiving holiday!From main dish to sides to dessert, they go through and construct their ideal Thanksgiving Day dinner!Does someone take the traditional turkey? Who puts together the best meal!? Are they fun at all and think outside the box on their meal?It's a great topic to talk about with the holidays approaching quickly!Episode 200 is coming, and the guys are trying to decide how to celebrate!Send a message on social media or email [email protected] with suggestions on how you would like to see the big 200 celebrated!In the meantime... ENJOY the Thanksgiving Dinner Draft!
11/14/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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E192 Mikki Shepard Talks Adoption in the Lounge!

This week's guest is very special!Mikki Shepard, author of "In a Heartbeat: The Miracle of a Family That Was Meant to Be," host of "Adoption As a Choice" radio show, and adoption advocate, joins the Lounge!Sam, as many know, adopted 4 sons, so Mikki was an excellent fit in the Lounge!They talk about Mikki's connection to adoption, and her story of getting her son, and how now she advocates for adoption to be presented as one of the choices to consider for expectant mothers.The conversation is so good, and the show notes are SO short, but it's a great show!Enjoy our chat with Mikki Shepard!Get her book here!
11/7/202357 minutes, 36 seconds
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E191 Vault Episode- Naomi Grossman

This week's Vault Episode is the call-back to February 2022! The guys welcomed in actress Naomi Grossman! She is the character, Pepper, from two different American Horror Story seasons!It was such a great time, the guys wanted to share it again! Enjoy!!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESOnce in a while, the guys get salty with one another, so they decided to bring in some Pepper to the #Lounge, this week!Naomi Grossman, the actor who portrayed "Pepper" in the FX Network show, American Horror Story, the Asylum & Freak Show seasons, joined the guys!Naomi fit right in from the get-go, she quickly pointed out something that was awry, from Sam! It wasn't the only time a call-out was warranted, either. The guys immediately jumped into Naomi's process of becoming Pepper, and what it entailed (how long, etc.). The guys keep peppering her with AHS-related questioning... how long did it take to get make-up done to become Pepper? What was it like walking the red carpet? When was the first time you were recognized as being Pepper?They jump into Bite Me, the z...vampire rom-com, which comes out on-demand on February 8th. How different was the theatrical release from other movies? Is that HER doing the yoga poses in the movie? The guys ask her about when she knew she was going to go into acting. What was her college experience like? She also talks about a GREAT compliment from one of her college mates. There are so many great little conversations that make up this EVENTFUL hang-out. The guys had a fantastic time with Naomi, and hope to bring her back in the future! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the time we have with a fantastic actor, and great person, Naomi Grossman!
10/24/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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E190 The Mayor of Uranus RETURNS!

This week we extend our celebration to one of victory!Our great friend, the Mayor of Uranus, Louis Keen RETURNS to the Lounge! Louis talks to the guys about his battle with cancer. What was the drive behind his optimism? How important was laughter during his chemo & radiation? Were there people who told him that he needed to be more serious?Moving to the topic of Urani (plural Uranus)! What is new in each of the locations? What's the next thing going into Missouri? How about the mini golf in Indiana? With the holidays, is there anything new they're going to release for them?Louis then drops a tasty nugget! He announces they've selected a third location! He gives some clues, and the guys are RACKING their brains to try and figure it out before Louis announces where it'll be located!It was a great time talking to our friend, this week! They all agreed to do another show on location, soon!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with the Mayor of Uranus!
10/10/202348 minutes, 28 seconds
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E189 4-Year Birthaversary with Special Guests From the Bankruptcy Comedy Tour!

Such a special show this week!It is our 4-year birthaversary celebration with our friend, Karl Barth!Karl, the former contestant on Holey Moley season 2, is going on tour with some of his buddies! Dean Berg, Ross "Rooster" Huff, & Chuck Charles join Karl to help the guys celebrate their 4th year!The Bankruptcy Comedy Tour is the new tour Karl, Dean, Rooster, & Chuck have formed and will kick off on Black Friday, November 24th!As for our show, all the guys are talking about so many different things! The talk goes, OBVIOUSLY, to food!All 7 guys are fans of fantastic food! Traditional or boneless wings? The four guys on tour are all from Wisconsin, so are they all fans of Culver's? There's more, but we're getting hungry, so you'll have to listen to get the rest!What do they all do for fun? All of them have a great answer!Rooster has some internet issues and had to duck out, but he was so much fun to have with all the other guys!We had a FANTASTIC time and we couldn't think of any other way to celebrate than we did with these guys!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our 4-year birthaversary!Go and get tickets for the first stop on the Bankruptcy Tour by going here and locking in your spot at the show!
10/3/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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E188 Teenage Drags Turned Into Adult Brags!

We don't have a guest this week, BUT it doesn't mean we have nothing to talk about!Sam and Matt get together to talk! It was a long weekend of adulting, and Sam wanted to bring up something that he realized during his "adulting time!"Before that, the guys talk about the Early Bird Special, supper time, snacks, Life Savers, Junior Mints & pumpkin spice!Sam also brings up an issue with a big box store having Christmas decorations, for sale, in mid-September!That takes the guys to their "topic!" Sam tells about his weekend and the things he did that his younger self would approve of, and Matt clarifies it and says it would make his teenage self consider his weekend a drag!It's a short episode, but it's a fun one! ENJOY!
9/26/202335 minutes, 59 seconds
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E187 Adam Lazarus Wings It In the Lounge!

This week we have a great guest! Non-fiction author, Adam Lazarus, joins Sam & Matt in the Lounge!Adam's most recent book, "The Wingmen: the Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams," is the story of these two and how they became friends during their times in the Korean War.The stories are fantastic, and Adam shares things people might not know about these two!Adam has also written other books that got Sam's attention! From the San Francisco 49ers quarterback controversy in the 1980s & early 90s, to Super Bowl XXV and all of the things underlying when the game was played!It's a great conversation, and the guys loved chatting with Adam!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the hangout!Get Adam's book, "The Wingmen: the Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams," on Amazon!
9/19/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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E186 Joel H. Cohen Strikes Laughter In the Lounge!

This week's guest is one that MOST people know, without maybe actually knowing him! Joel H. Cohen, a 23-year writing veteran for the Simpsons is in the Lounge!He also is an author, and recently wrote a book, "The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football," with long-time sports personality, Dan Patrick!How did it come that he and Dan decided to put together this book? A book about football... what's his team?How did a kid, growing up in Canada, make it to where he has spent the glaring majority of his career on the longest-running series in television history?What are the writing rooms like for the Simpsons? Do the networks have much of a say on how things play out on the show? Matt Groening... how involved is he with the ins and outs of the show?It's all here! We had a great time talking to Joel, and hope that you will love getting to know him, just like we did!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with Joel H. Cohen!Find Dan & Joel's book at https://tinyurl.com/danpatrickandjoelcohenbook!
9/12/202355 minutes, 45 seconds
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E185 September 11th Special with Travis Myers (Pt. 2)

We continue with part two of our September 11th Special with former NYPD detective, Travis Myers.In this part, we talk about the time following the time he was at ground zero. The stories continue from the events surrounding the attacks. It is fitting that this part comes out on the 22nd anniversary of the horrific events of that day. Sam & Richey were honored to have Travis come on and share his experiences.September 11, 2001, changed the world. It touched every single person who witnessed the attacks. It is our duty to continue to educate those who don't know the fear of that day, but then the feeling of love and appreciation for one another on September 12th.Please enjoy part 2 of our September 11th Specials with former NYPD detective, Travis Myers.
9/11/202358 minutes, 31 seconds
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E185 September 11th Special with Travis Myers (Pt. 1)

We are releasing part one of our September 11th Special a week before the 22nd anniversary of the attacks on the United States (with part two coming on Monday, September 11th).An event that both Sam & Richey can remember vividly where they were and what it was like that day, and they both share their remembrance of the event. They have a very special guest and were honored to have him!A friend of the Lounge, former NYPD detective, and author of the Tommy Keane novel series, Travis Myers, joins the guys to talk about all of his actions that day.Travis was retired from the NYPD, by September 11, 2001, and didn't even know the events had taken place, until afternoon, and that's when things happened for him.Travis talks about the sights, feelings, smells, and all of the things most people wouldn't know about that day.There is a lot Travis covers, on that day, and the days closely following September 11th. In this first part, we cover his time on sight.More is covered in part two, coming out September 11, 2023, as a special episode release!Please enjoy part one of this very special episode as we commit to making sure that "We Never Will Forget" the events of September 11, 2001.
9/5/202356 minutes, 46 seconds
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E184 Pete Huryk & Chris Schaefer Kick Around Finances In the Lounge!

This week Sam & Matt do NOT go Kicking and Screaming into the Lounge!Authors, and college buddies, Pete Huryk (YER-ICK) & Chris Schaefer, come on to talk about their book, Setting & Scoring Financial Goals, as well as SO many other things!They wrote this book as a way to try and pull in, mainly, the younger audience (ages 16-26) to connect the game of soccer to how financial responsibilities and expenditures exist in people's lives.They stress the importance of "keeping the ball" and not "passing it off" to others who are not around to help them with their future!What are the things that people need to be wary of, and how will they drain your assets, and endanger your future?Are there other books that bring in other sports to correlate to financial goals? How about getting into schools, is that a goal for them?All the guys are dads so they riff about things they do with their kids!There are a lot of other things they chat about, and it's a great hangout!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with authors Pete Huryk & Chris Schaefer!Find out more about their book, Setting & Scoring Financial Goals, go to https://www.sportsfinancellc.com/!
8/29/202358 minutes, 11 seconds
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E183 Vacation Vault- Hamburger Historian Chris Carosa!

With Sam taking an impromptu vacation, this week we revisited May 2022, when the Lounge's resident hamburger historian, Chris Carosa came back to hang out!Enjoy the time we had with Chris!Original Show Notes**This week's show notes are very brief, but that is not indicative of the greatness of the episode**The guys don't hide the fact they love food! So for National Burger Month (May), and National Burger Day (May 28th), Chris Carosa, our Hamburger historian, came to the Lounge!They talk about the Myths About the Origin of the Hamburger, personal stories pertaining to burgers, and have many laughs!From judging hamburger contests, to what constitutes a hamburger, the topics go all over the place in the hamburger realm!The burger talk is exquisite! The company Chris provided was fantastic! It's the perfect recipe!SO, sit back, relax, and celebrate the greatness of hamburgers and Chris Carosa's return!Find what Chris is up to at www.chriscarosa.com!
8/24/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 10 seconds
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E182 Liam Brown Isn't Playing Games In the Lounge!

This week we have a guest who was on a few weeks ago but with the hard drive catastrophe had to be delayed.The newly touted "Lounge E-sports Expert," Liam Brown is a member of the Pittsburgh Knights e-sports team, and joined Sam & Richey in the Lounge!Liam started playing video games at a very young age, but when is it he realized that he could make it in the world of video games? There are a LOT of people who Liam has been able to meet through the jobs and events of his life, thus far, and he talks about some of the events that brought him to these meetings. How has the evolution of video games changed the landscape of how people view them? How about the gaming events? What game does Sam talk about being the best ever?How has Liam helped changed how people view the "prototypical" gamer? Are there things he does differently to try and make people take e-sports in a more serious manner?There are a lot of topics, pertaining to the world of video games, that the guys talk about, and Liam covers all of them at TOP-level!It's a great conversation with a young dude who has done a lot, already, and is heading towards more!Enjoy our hangout with Pittsburgh Knights e-sports member, Liam Brown!See what Liam and the Knights are up to by going to https://knights.gg/
8/15/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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E181 Brian Woods PREPS Us For the Super League!

This week is a great guest for Sam & Matt was a great way to talk about a sport they love... FOOTBALL!The former founder & president of the new USFL, and founder & CEO of the new Super Prep League, Brian Woods, joins the Lounge!The guys talked, in-depth, about how Brian decided to rekindle the USFL, and then what led him to resign from that position and start up the Prep Super League, an 11-on-11 spring football league for elite high school football players to get better exposure for their next steps, in college.There are lots of questions the guys have for Brian about the ins and outs of what kind of players they're looking for, and what will be offered to them while playing!It is truly a great and informative conversation, and we're looking forward to having Brian come back to keep up updated on things!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation with founder & CEO of the Prep Super League, Brian Williams!Find more information on the PSL at https://prepsuperleague.com/!
8/8/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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E180 Travis Myers Detected We Needed Him to Return!

This week we get a return guest! Author & Former NYPD detective, Travis Myers comes to hang out with Sam & Matt!It's just 3 guys sitting around and having a really good conversation! We really can't say anything more that would do this hangout justice! Travis even said it himself, at the end... "I had a few notes written down on a few stories, and we didn't get to any of the stories, and honestly I'm not upset about it!"The guys enjoy their time together, and we hope you do too!Enjoy, Travis Myers!Click here to get any of the Tommy Keane Novel series!
8/1/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Emergency Vault: Chris Noel Talks Sasquatch

So the Lounge had a hard drive catastrophe! No, that isn't code for ANYTHING, just that the hard drive that houses the Lounge's raw audio decided it didn't want to work any longer, so the gents had to dip into the Vault, for a week or two!The guys always like talking about the times they talked to Sasquatch expert, Chris Noel, so we decided to republish our last conversation with him in December of 2021! ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESThis week we get a return visit from our resident sasquatch expert, Chris Noel, in the #Lounge! His newest documentary is the main topic of this visit! The documentary is called "How to See a Sasquatch," and can be found on YouTube by searching his name, "Christopher Noel!" Such an interesting and packed documentary of information and video/audio evidence of the existence of the sasquatch, from Chris. He talks about the audio he hears while out in the woods, and how there was evidence, the whole time, that Sasquatch was communicating all the while he was recording, it just took more in-depth analysis. Richey asks Chris about how many sasquatches live in the contiguous US, and his answer is a little surprising! Sam shares that he is STILL on the fence about whether he thinks Sasquatch exists, and Chris asks Sam why he is still on the fence. From all the evidence presented, what is keeping him from stating how he feels... Sam gives an answer, but it's still not definitive!Chris also talks to the guys about a controversy that his documentary caused among all of the Sasquatch experts! It's a topic that provides an avenue for each expert to chime in, but Chris posits that if you just look at the film with an open mind, you will see there is a sasquatch in his videos!Such a great time with Chris Noel! Always full of information, facts, and opinions that allow people to form their own opinions on this topic! There will be a return, down the road, from Chris! The guys always enjoy having him on the show!SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Find his documentary, "How to See a Sasquatch," here: https://youtu.be/DlpssL94GsoYou can also go to his website: http://impossiblevisits.info/, to get more information about Chris, and you can find where to buy any of his books about the existence of sasquatch!
7/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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E179 Jeff Knows a TON About A Lot In the Lounge!

The guys will often find guests who they have a lot... a TON, maybe? HAHA! Well, this week, is no different! This week the guys are joined by a speaker, author, and "explorer." Jeff Ton!A fellow Hoosier, Jeff made a living in the world of IT. That isn't what intrigued the guys as much as the fact that he has traveled the entire Lewis & Clark Expedition trail! From Monticello, VA to Astoria, OR, and back to St. Louis, MO, Jeff and his wife made the trek across the country along the "same" trail. They didn't do it all at once, but in about 10 years time, they made it from start to finish!What were some of the best sights they saw while traveling? What made him want to make the trip? What was the moment that gave him that "historic chill?"Jeff has done more than travel the Lewis & Clark trail! He has made a life in IT, and the guys ask him what made him go that route. What is it about IT that made it his career?Did we mention he does speaking engagements too? Yep... every year he talks to middle to upper-level managers of companies and talks to them about ways to keep them amplified to succeed. Are there topics that those managers push back on and don't necessarily want to follow what Jeff is talking about?The conversation starts with a talk about roller coasters and the "safety" put in place by the traveling street fair workers. How do these four feel about those?!It's such a great time talking to Jeff! He really DOES know a TON about a lot of things! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our hangout with speaker, author, and "explorer," Jeff Ton!Find out more about what Jeff is up to at https://jeffreyston.com/!
7/18/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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E178 Greg Hahn Calmly Explains Comedy In the Lounge!

HIGH FIVE!This week's guest is another HUGE one for the guys in the Lounge!Long-time Bob & Tom Show veteran, and comedian, Greg Hahn joins us! Greg doesn't do a lot of one-on-one type interviews, so it's a very special time!Greg is known for a very high level of energy, and while it might not be show-level, Greg is very excited to be here!Sam & Matt laugh a ton, and so will you! The show notes are VERY quick, but it doesn't foretell you about what's in the show because it's an absolute TREAT to talk to Greg!Enjoy this great conversation with such a funny, and talented comedian!
7/11/202351 minutes
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E177 David Fleming Uncovers Truths About Independence Day in the Lounge!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!We honor the United States Declaration of Independence with a show that questions the story that we ALL are told and know!Sam & Richey are joined by a senior writer at ESPN, and the author of, "Who's Your Founding Father?" David Fleming!David's book talks about the story behind Thomas Jefferson's "writing" of the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, and that it just doesn't match up to what history shows! All kinds of evidence show that Jefferson, while touting he was the author, might have "borrowed" pieces from others to put together the document that the Revolutionary War was backed by and that it wasn't even the first declaration of independence from the British!Sam impresses David by giving some information that many do not know or have forgotten, and David goes as far as to say, the Lounge is FAR ahead of a VERY popular personality who wasn't even aware of that tidbit!They also talk about who actually called out Jefferson, and AGAIN Sam impresses David with a fact about this topic!The guys talk about how David got his start in writing, a little white lie that got his foot in the door at Sports Illustrated, and how he made his way to ESPN!The conversation is an absolute hit! We talk about the guys in the Lounge having "Legendary Conversations From Sports to History & Everything In-between?"WELP, this episode covers JUST THAT! SO, sit back, relax, have a burger, brat, hot dog, steak, your fireworks, & enjoy our conversation with author & senior writer at ESPN, David Fleming!Go find his book, "Who's Your Founding Father?" here! https://a.co/d/4aYI2ki
7/4/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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E176 Bob Kevoian Talks About Two Huge Guests & Paul McCartney In the Lounge!

This week's show is extraordinary!The guys were honored to have Radio Hall of Famer, and retired co-host of the Bob & Tom Show, Bob Kevoian, in the Lounge!Bob was so gracious with his time, and allowed our guys to ask him ANYTHING their hearts desired! OH, and did they ever!Bob talks about how he got his start in radio, when he met Tom, being told "NO JOKES ON THE RADIO," getting to Indianapolis, starting syndication, and where the profits from all the albums the show produced.Sam then talks about Bob making a "guest appearance," on the show that bears his name, and the announcement he made during that appearance (being diagnosed with stomach cancer).Along the way, they talk about the day the great Tim Wilson passed away, his mustache, Die Hard and what kind of movie it is, baseball (and the only good baseball movie), radio NOT having cameras, and the worst guest they had on the show.Matt asked him if he'd ever been star-struck with a guest, and Bob talks about two HUGE guests, and Paul McCartney!He talks about why he decided to do the limited-edition podcast about his journey with cancer!What an awesome conversation with such a genuinely good person!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with Radio Hall of Famer, Bob Kevoian!Find Bob's podcast, The Bob & Cancer Show, at https://open.spotify.com/show/7zkRGVTbCy1x2p3dhXUfs2?si=899db3e0260b4559
6/27/20231 hour, 30 seconds
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E175 Greg Warren Gets Nutty In the Lounge... He Deeid!

SPECIAL NOTEAt times, Sam has an echo... he was on the road, & had to record in a meeting room at a library! This episode was SO important he went to a library!This week is the return of one of the Lounge's favorite comedians! The great, Greg Warren, joined the fellas for a GREAT hangout!His new special, The Salesman, can be seen on YouTube, and it is awesome! He talks extensively about his time as a peanut butter salesman, during his time at Proctor & Gamble!During our time with Greg, Matt divulges some information that makes everyone else ask, "Why do you hate America, Matt?" It also almost drives Greg to leave (HAHAHA)!Richey asks Greg about his new special, and how long it was in the works before being released!The conversation goes to Tim Wilson. They talked extensively about him and how awesome he could perform at any moment! They DEEID!Just to make things fun, they decided to talk about baseball!It was a fantastic time with one of the funniest comedians we know!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation with the great, Greg Warren!Go to YouTube, and check out his special, The Salesman, at https://youtu.be/ZtlUKRxYnVw!
6/20/202354 minutes, 23 seconds
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E174 Bambi to Neil O'Donnell to Groupon, With a Stop at Honey I Shrunk the Kids!

This week our guest had something come up, and it was just the guys!Sam talks about his adventure with a deer on the highway, during the weekend! Did you know regular deer can fly with the right "encouragement?"They talk about how crazy the deer have been this year!Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do! Everyone, well almost everyone, knows that came from "The Sound of Music..." but do you remember it from Ghostbusters II, like Richey?That takes us to Rick Moranis retiring from acting, and saving the world from Honey I Shrunk the Kids 14!Did anyone see the video from Las Vegas with the aliens?!Richey brings up how he dislikes when football looks fake in movies or TV shows, and Sam talks about "Angels in the Outfield" and what angers him about that movie!Is there a "Back to the Future" remake in the making? Maybe there should be!Did the creator of the Delorean break the law?Sam updates everyone on the Mayor of Uranus and his fight against cancer. The guys are ready to go to Uranus and celebrate when he beats cancer!And finally, is Groupon still a thing?!So many random thoughts and the conversation is great!Sam announces that comedian Greg Warren will join the guys next week! They cannot wait to catch up with him!So, sit back, relax & enjoy the fantastic conversation!Check out Greg's newest special, The Salesman, here: https://youtu.be/ZtlUKRxYnVw!
6/13/202356 minutes, 22 seconds
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E173 Guy Morris Is NOT Artificial in the Lounge!

This week the guys welcome author Guy Morris into the Lounge!Guy's story is amazing. These show notes will be quick because we want you to hear Guy's story like we did, and be amazed!We WILL tell you that Guy's story starts with him running away from home and living on the streets of LA! From there, Guy accomplishes so much and finds the ability to succeed in many different areas!Guy talks about all sorts of things! You will not be disappointed with this week's guest!To find out more about Guy, including where to buy any of his books, along with all of the different events he's doing, by going to https://www.guymorrisbooks.com/!So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's guest, Guy Morris!
6/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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E172 Tyler Foley Saves the Lounge, Glove Side!

We have a GREAT one this week!Actor, author, speaker, business owner... JACK OF ALL TRADES, Tyler Foley joins the guys in the Lounge!What do they talk about for the first quarter of the show...? Tyler is from Canada, and what do MANY do in Canada? Yep, they play hockey! So they talk, in a fun way, about hockey!The conversation goes to how Tyler got involved in acting/performing; how he came up with the title of his book, "The Power to Speak Naked!"He also shares a GREAT story about a conference he did, on the premise of his book, and how it turned more real than you might think!Our time with Tyler went SO quickly! It didn't seem like we were talking for an hour, and we still had MORE to talk about, and that just means we need to have him back to discuss more!Tyler finishes with some times he'd dealt with stage fright, and then quickly explains his process of overcoming it!It was truly a great conversation! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the hang out with Tyler Foley!If you want more information on EVERYTHING Tyler, go to https://www.seantylerfoley.com/!
5/30/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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E171 Author Craig Nelson is Victorious in the Lounge!

This week starts a new adventure for the Lounge!We start our time as a member of the Lounge Media Group, and what a way to kick it off! We all love history, and this week's guest is best-selling author, Craig Nelson!Author of "Rocket Men," Craig's newest book, "V is for Victory: Franklin Roosevelt's American Revolution and the Triumph of World War II" is out May 23rd (TODAY)!We talk to Craig about all kinds of things like his writing process, the amount of research put into his books, what inspired him to be a writer, what did he do BEFORE becoming a writer, and his apartment used to be what?!It's all such a great conversation! So, check out our hangout with this awesome author!Go to www.craignelson.us to find out some great information about Craig, and where you can find his books!
5/23/202351 minutes, 26 seconds
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E170 Dad Chat, Dad Jokes, & A Farewell in the Lounge!

With this last weekend being Mother's Day, the guys didn't record an episode, but they still have a tasty little tidbit for you!A few weeks ago, Sam & Matt recorded a segment called "Dad Chat!" It's about the funny things their youngest kids have done or do, that make them laugh! Matt has a written list, and doesn't even talk about anything on the list while they chat!Sam shares that his youngest is turning out to be a lot like him, and it's funny to hear why!After that, there are some previously unaired Dad Jokes that are ALWAYS fun!In the closing segment, Sam shares some news about the Lounge and their involvement with OddPods Media, going forward, and what that means for the Lounge!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our shortened episode of Dad Chat, Dad Jokes, & a Network Farewell!
5/16/202329 minutes, 21 seconds
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E169 Jim Meskimen Impresses the Lounge!

The Lounge welcomes in a SWELL guest this week! Actor/Impressionist, Jim Meskimen, joins the guys!Jim is the son of Marian Ross, the actor who is most notably known for her role as Mrs. Cunningham on the TV show Happy Days!Jim talks about his life growing up with her as his mom. He also talks about how he got into acting and his dream when he was younger.Sam brings up his time on the TV show Parks and Recreation & Richey mentions Jim's time on Brooklyn 99!Jim shares all kinds of different stories about his time in Spain that led him to decide he was going to become an actor.What a fantastic hangout the guys had with such a cool dude!Did you know Jim runs a monthly cartoon captioning contest?! Neither did Sam, and he was all kinds of excited!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our FANTASTIC time with actor/impressionist, Jim Meskimen!You can find out all kinds of things about what he's up to by going to jimmeskimen.com!You can also find him on Instagram (@jimpressions)!
5/9/202355 minutes, 15 seconds
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E168 Travis Myers Recalls His Detective Days in the Lounge!

This week the Lounge goes back to the NYPD with former detective & now author Travis Myers!The guys welcome him and talk about the times that led to Travis becoming an NYPD officer and then a detective! Travis shares different stories from his days in the Army, as a uniformed NYPD officer and detective!He also talks about how he became an author, and what he used to come up with in his books.What an adventure with author, Travis Myers! The guys JUST SCRATCHED THE SURFACE, and are going to welcome him back in the near future to talk MORE about his life!So, for now, enjoy the first installment of Travis Myers in the Lounge!Find the Tommy Keane Detective Novel Series at any bookstore or online!
5/2/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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E167 Noelle Salazar Does NOT Resist Returning to the Lounge!

We got last week's guest rescheduled for this week! Author of "Flight Girls," and "Angels of the Resistance," Noelle Salazar makes her way back to the Lounge!They all pick up where they left off back in November of 2021!Last time she had just written her book, Flight Girls, and told all about the process, the research, and the issues she ran into writing. THIS time she talked about the process, the research, and the issues she ran into writing her book, Angels of the Resistance!The guys talk about the historical value that is behind her writing, and the stories that went into it.What about her beloved Seattle Seahawks? Has her profession allowed her more or less time to know the ins and outs of her team?Matt mentions Damar Hamlin, of the Buffalo Bills, being cleared for play, and they talk about that moment in Cincinnati when his heart stopped, and the events that followed!They talk about so many different things, and Noelle is perfectly content with going with the flow and talking about whatever!Always such a great time hanging out with her, and finding out what's going on with her!They plan on bringing her back, MUCH QUICKER THAN THIS RETURN, because her new book, "The Roaring Days of Zora Lilly," is coming out in October!So, enjoy this hang-out with our friend, and well-established author, Noelle Salazar!If you would like to find out more about Noelle, go to www.noellesalazar.com!If you would like to order one of her two books, go to https://www.amazon.com/stores/Noelle-Salazar/author/B07NLGW68V?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true to get one or both!
4/25/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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E166 Useless Contingency

This week's guest, Noelle Salazar, had to reschedule so the guys go to their contingency plan. Let's say it this way... there are portions that are USELESS!They just chat for the entirety of the show about various things, and Sam even pulls some information from his book, "The Book of Useless Information," and the guys talk it through!Where is Matt's "Cookie Puddin'" shirt? Is it in the same place/person who stole his mousepad?! This triggers Sam's chipmunk story!Sam then shares his complaint about certain cars' need to make it difficult to change a headlight! This goes on for a bit... and Matt & Sam explain similar situations that prove they're getting old!Richey doesn't know what an apple fritter is?! How does he not know this culinary delicacy?!Matt comes up with a new derivative of Cookie Puddin'! Let's be honest... he gets bougy with it!Do you have "jar money?" April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, but shouldn't it be something different, in the Midwest? Matt's birthday falls on an unusual national "holiday," OR DOES IT?!Do you like casinos? The guys talk about rumors about casino air, their favorite games, free drinks, and a story of a big win! This goes on for a while too... they go into a deep conversation!How do YOU pronounce the words, "O-F-T-E-N" OR "C-O-U-P-O-N?" There's a conversation about the pronunciation of certain words!Finally, Sam gives an update on the Mayor of Uranus, Louis Keen's, recovery from cancer surgery! Prayers are still aimed his way, and we can't wait to visit our friend again!SO, while our guest needed to move her hangout, the guys still give you a great episode that was almost Seinfeldian... pretty much about nothing! Enjoy!
4/18/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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E165 Special Vault: Noelle Salazar (E57)

We're diving into the Vault this week for our visit on November 3, 2020, for Episode 57!We had author, Noelle Salazar, in the Lounge! She wrote the book, Flight Girls, and we had a great time!Noelle will be our guest, for her 2nd time, next week! We will talk to her about her NEW BOOK, Angels of the Resistance: A Novel of Sisterhood and Courage in WWII! We can only anticipate that this hang-out with Noelle will be as good as the original!So, enjoy this Special Vault episode of our 11/3/2020 visit with Noelle Salazar!Original Show NotesThis week is HUGE! This is the first Noelle they guys have had in the Lounge! Get it? First Noelle... it's a play on words! ANYWHO! Author of the book "Flight Girls: A Novel Inspired by Real Female Pilots During World War II," Noelle Salazar lands in the Lounge with the guys!What an amazing hangout! The guys learned about so many great things they didn't know! They didn't know a whole lot about the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPS for short, and Noelle told great stories about her interactions with some of these great women! She also talks about how difficult it is to write historical fiction! How the details must be right or people will contact her to tell her what she did wrong! SOME PEOPLE! Richey gives her a book idea, but everyone else thinks MAYBE Richey should write it! HAHA! Noelle was hanging out with us something was happening that she loves! The Seahawks were playing! Through flexing the schedule, in the NFL, and us having to move our time together around, she was talking to us, while the Seahawks were playing a game! Why is she a Seahawks fan? What job did she hold that allowed her to show her love for them even more? WHAT WIDE RECEIVER HAD AN OIL PAINTING IN HER LIVING ROOM, when she was growing up?! You have to listen! Noelle fits right in with the guys! She joked around and even gave her two cents on whether she can watch TV with the closed captions on! It was GREAT and the guys want to have Noelle back on when her new book comes out!SO, sit back, relax and #grabalisten!If you want to order Noelle's book on Amazon, just click HERE!You can also find out more about Noelle by going to her website: https://www.noellesalazar.com/
4/11/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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E164 Useless Information in the Lounge!

This week we didn't have a guest, and Richey is on Spring Break, so Sam & Matt hang out together and talk about a bunch of different things!The common thread? It's all useless information! Sam went shopping and got a book named "The Book of Useless Information: Thousands of things you didn't think you needed to know... and probably don't."From squirrels in Sam's basement to the total amount of people who attend MLB games each year. From two former presidents, who hated one another to how ice cream sundaes came to fruition, the topics are all over the place!Matt throws in a "Let's Chat!" that has Sam wondering, "WHY?!" The fact we didn't have a guest this week is not a factor because oh what a show!If you are an expert in any of the topics they cover, PLEASE contact us and come on and tell them how misguided they are!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Useless Information!
4/4/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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E163 The Mayor Returns & Delivers Some News In the Lounge!

This week's episode is a very special show!Our friend, the Mayor of Uranus, Louis Keen joins us in the Lounge!It's been WAY TOO LONG since we've talked to him, and it was most certainly time to have him back on!Louis takes us on the trip on what he's been up to since we last hung out! We talk about Sam's adventure to the NCAA Tournament, in Columbus, while providing media coverage! Louis also shares some health news that has required him to start concentrating on that, and giving him a different look on everything!It's a short show notes, but it is such a good time, we want you to go spend our time with the Mayor of Uranus, Louis Keen!Be sure to go get the World's Best Fudge at www.uranusgeneralstore.com!
3/28/202348 minutes, 8 seconds
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E162 Jason Pike is Red, White, & BLUE in the Lounge!

DISCLAIMERThis week's guest served in the United States Army for 31 years. Through his time, as with many, he uses a color of language that gets as blue as it can get. We don't bemoan this, he indeed has earned his ability to speak how he would like, and we wanted to warn any Loungers who this might not be their cup of tea! If blue language is something you don't want, please feel free to wait until next week to listen! LOVE YOU ALL!This week's guest is former Lt. Col., Jason Pike! After serving for 31 years, Jason decided he was going to write a book about his time as a soldier in the United States Army! "A Soldier Against All Odds: A Memoir" is Lt. Col.'s book, and is available in paperback & audiobook, on Amazon!Our conversation talks through Jason's career, from the beginning and making stops in all sorts of different places & situations he found himself in, during his time enlisted!What was his favorite place to be stationed? What was it like in Afghanistan? Having been to the DMZ, have you ever looked into North Korea? What is your favorite firearm? So many other topics! It was truly an honor & privilege to have former Lieutenant Colonel, Jason Pike, on the show this week!Thank you for your service, Lt. Col!Get more information on the book, and Jason by going to https://jasonpike.org/
3/23/20231 hour, 38 seconds
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E161 Dave Landau Cracks Up the Lounge!

SPECIAL NOTEThere is language and recited jokes that could offend some people. We do not edit anything in the context of the conversation in order for the entirety of the topic to be explained. We advise that if you are offended by certain words, you might not want to listen to this episode.This week are happy to have world-known comedian Dave Landau into the Lounge! Known for his appearances on NBC, Comedy Central, and Louder with Crowder (third chair), Dave is one of the most honest comedians touring. His comedy can be viewed as blue, and as he puts it, "He is simply telling jokes from experiences, and are just brutally honest."He joined us while in Las Vegas, and the conversation started with the question, "Since you don't drink, do drugs, or gamble, how difficult is it to be in Vegas?"That is where it starts and it goes ALL OVER. How did he overcome all the vices he was participating in? Who are the best "newscasters?" Does he remember when the position of President of the United States had a certain level of respect from both sides of the aisle? He wrote a book!?The conversation was spectacular!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation with one of America's most brutally honest, and funny comedians, Dave Landau!Dave will be in Traverse City, MI on April 7th, and in Canton, MI on April 8th!Go to https://davelandau.com/ for more information on show dates, merch, and much more!
3/14/202348 minutes, 17 seconds
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E160 Jeff Deskovic Tells His Story In the Lounge!

This week's show notes are going to be pretty short!Sam & Matt welcome Jeff Deskovic into the Lounge, this week, to tell his story. Jeff was convicted of the rape & murder of a 15-year-old girl when he was 16. He spent the next 16 years of his life in a max-security prison, all while maintaining his innocence when DNA evidence proved he did NOT commit this horrific crime.Jeff talks about it all! He then talks about his starting the Deskovic Foundation, which is a group that takes on cases of those who were wrongfully convicted to have those people exonerated!What an incredible story, and any show notes trying to tease it would NOT do it justice! SO, without further ado... enjoy our hangout with Jeff Deskovic!If you would like to learn more about the Deskovic Foundation go to: https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/
3/7/20231 hour, 39 seconds
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E159: Dr. David Alfery Makes a House Call In the Lounge!

This week we have TWO extremely special guests!The first guest is one who is very well-known to all three of the guys! Sam's son, Gavin, joined the guys for the conversation with our SECOND guest!Retired anesthesiologist & author, Dr. David Alfery came into the #Lounge to share stories from his book, and his career!His book, "Saving Grace: What Patients Teach Their Doctors about Life, Death, and the Balance in Between," is available on Amazon, and it talks about experiences from his years in the OR.The guys ask David about many different aspects of his being a doctor.How did the first time you lost a life affect you?How has technology advanced and made anesthesiology a more precise science?What is something you learned from a patient who you knew was going to pass?You can hear the passion and love in his voice! David was an absolute pleasure! There are many different topics, and we think you're going to love our visit with Dr. David Alfery!About "Saving Grace"These are secret worlds known only to the doctors and nurses who work in them. For 36 years Dr. David Alfery was a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in Nashville, TN. He brings you into a hidden world of medicine as it has never before been seen. You will witness the exhilaration a physician feels when a life is miraculously saved, the terror when a life is on the line, the shock of an unexpected demise, the grace of patients' evidence at the end of life, and much more. SAVING GRACE illustrates the shared humanity of the bond between doctors and their patients. You will come to view your own doctor in a new light. It will bring into focus the fact that, sooner or later, each of us will die. More importantly, it will forever change the way you live.Find out more about David's book at https://savinggracebook.com/
2/28/202359 minutes, 48 seconds
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E158: Wylie McGraw, Demon Slayer, In the Lounge!

This week isn't the "prototypical" guest!Wylie McGraw, Radical Performance Accelerator, came to the Lounge to talk about ALL sorts of different topics!What is it Wylie does? Honestly, we didn't really know either! Wylie says that's what is intended. It requires questions and further conversation because many try to call him a Life Coach, but he's known as a Radical Performance Accelerator.He says he develops relationships with people who hire him to push them to the realization of what's blocking their progression!He's done this for a lot of years, with some very "important" people.We ask about his "process," and he tells us there isn't really one he goes by, other than developing a relationship.That takes the guys telling about THEIR importance of relationships, and how celebrities (athletes, influencers) show kids how to act, but it's enabling instead.The conversation goes to the Will Smith/Chris Rock incident, and how it shows many impressionable people that it wasn't the wrong way to act.We touch upon the fact that Wylie was actually a professional bull rider! WOW! It's kind of vague show notes... not completely unintentional! There's so much, that if we typed it out... you would be reading for a hot minute!Go #grabalisten of this time we spent, with a REALLY interesting and cool dude, Wylie McGraw!To find out more about Wylie go to https://www.wyliemcgraw.com/
2/21/202354 minutes, 15 seconds
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E157 Jeff Bensch Talks Holiday History In the Lounge!

We do love us some holidays, here in the Lounge!This week's guest fit in, PERFECTLY, for the day we recorded (Super Bowl Sunday) AND the day this comes out (Valentine's Day)! Author & American Holiday historian, Jeff Bensch, joined the fellas in the Lounge!Jeff wrote, "History of American Holidays: A Thought-Provoking Glimpse into America"We have so many inquiries like:Why isn't Super Bowl Monday a nationally recognized holiday?How long does a change in the date or name of a holiday take to become "the norm?"How does one decide to become a holiday historian?When did national/federal holidays start?Why is Thanksgiving on the FOURTH Thursday of November?IS VALENTINE'S DAY A GREETING CARD HOLIDAY!?These aren't even ALL of the topics! More clarifications and explanations, and Sam even goes on a tangent that WAS SUPPOSED to include Jeff, but turns out he doesn't read correctly, all the time, and Jeff had ZERO input! Oh, Sam... what shall we do with you sometimes! Jeff was fantastic, and we plan on having him back again, to talk about holidays, in specifics and in-depth! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our holiday talk with author & holiday historian, Jeff Bensch!If you would like to check out his book and where to buy it, just go to https://jeffbensch.com/!
2/14/202353 minutes, 57 seconds
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E156: Jeff Ryan Talks Smuggling Ramen in the Lounge!

Repeat Lounge guest, Jeff Ryan is back this week! He's an author, hiking enthusiast, professional walker(?), and just an all-around great dude!Sam asks Jeff about his MLB alliance since a significant piece of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs retired this last week. The first segment is about a couple of sports topics, and it just seemed perfect!What's Jeff been up to, since we last hung out? Well, he's been doing something VERY cool, and it brought up that he might be questioned for "smuggling ramen!"Our conversation moves to how to properly find the right hiking boot. Is there a process? Tangented to shoe brands that don't work for specific foot types. OF COURSE, Sam has an opinion! This one... not horrible! : )Jeff wrote & published a new book, "This Land Was Saved For You & Me: How Gifford Pinchot, Frederick Law Olmsted, and a Band of Foresters Rescued America's Public Lands," and they get into the history, a little, behind those involved in this story.Jeff is always a great time, and it's always a pleasure to have him hang out and chat!If you want to know more about Jeff and everything he's doing, go to https://www.jeffryanauthor.com/.You can find where to buy ALL of his books!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our hangout with Jeff Ryan!
2/8/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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E155: David Kravetz Speaks Tangently In the Lounge!

We have a return guest this week! Author of the "Less Beaten Paths of America" book series, David Kravitz, joined Sam & Richey!David was our guest on our 1-Year Birthaversary episode, on October 3, 2020!Richey wasn't on that episode, so he fully met David, and the conversations were PLENTY!David shares what he does for comicbook.com, and how his typical day usually progresses. He gets up at what time?!The guys talk about David's books, and some of the places he's ventured, and Sam asks about Riverside, IA!David was an original Trekkie! How is it that shows have "predicted" advancements in technology, and how we do things today?!OH, did we all know George Jetson was born in 2022? We also talk to David about his most recent book, and how 100% of the proceeds go to the maintenance of the Sheltowee Trace!It's a great time with a great person! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with David Kravitz!Get David's most recent book here: https://www.amazon.com/Driving-Sheltowee-Trace-Perspectives-Support-ebook/dp/B09MRDDKS5?ref_=ast_author_dp
1/31/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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E154: Standing Desks, Organized Chaos & History Lessons Lounge-short!

We have a very short episode this week, but not to worry... it's still fun!After a busy week, the potential guests fell through, so Sam & Richey decided to hang out anyway!The conversation starts with the topic of standing desks. Who might be getting one soon? Will it effect the visual pleasure of those seeing him on camera?Although it's a short episode, the conversations are all over the place! Sam tells his organized chaos problem, and what did he find during his chaotic journey through his things?Sam & Richey are both big history fans (Sam's a history teacher), and Richey asks, "If you knew nothing would happen to you, what events (we ended up deciding on three total, each) would attend so you could witness what happened? Some interesting adventures!It's a shorty... but oh goodness is it a fun one! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy Sam & Richey's time hanging out!New guests next week, and always be there to #grabalisten!You have an event you would LOVE to witness?!Hit us up on social media or [email protected], & let us know!
1/24/202332 minutes, 48 seconds
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E153 Zach Daniel Wrassles His Way Into the Lounge Pt.2

This week is special! Most weeks are, but this week is even more because we had a TWO-part episode! What a special time we had with Zach Daniel! He told us about WRASSLIN gators, doing nuclear medicine, and other things, ALL BEFORE THE BREAK!We start right out of the chute with Matt asking Zach about his CURRENT job! It takes us to a place the guys didn't think they'd talk about, when in the Lounge! We talk about digital currency (a.k.a. Bitcoin, Dogecoin, etc.), NFTs, and whether are they here to stay.Have you heard of Bored Apes? Sam & Richey had NOT, and Zach & Matt tried to explain, as well as they could, what it is.Sam then finds, on Sotheby's Auction House, the sale price for Bored Ape art! NO WAY!Sam ALSO makes a proclamation about the NFT conversation Zach takes the guys on...Zach is a black man who was adopted into a white family, and that connects with Sam, so the conversation goes there for a while, and how he adjusted to that, at the start, and how when in middle school kids can be the worst people.Zach was such a fantastic guest to hangout with, and get to know better!So awesome! So, enjoy this BONUS episode today!#grabalisten
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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E153 Zach Daniel Wrassles His Way Into the Lounge Pt.1

This week's guest was SO good, we have TWO parts!Today is Part 1 of our hang out with author, financial advisor, and gator wrassler, Zach Daniel! Yes, you read the last part correctly... he has wrestled gators! He just had finished writing his first book, and the first thing the guys talk about with him? Yep... it's gator wrasslin!Zach is such an intriguing young man, who has made life decisions that would make some people cringe. From deciding nuclear medicine wasn't the career path he wanted to pursue, even though he got a degree in the field, to deciding he would wrestle gators, in Colorado, Zach's life has given so much to be satisfied with, but also drives him to accomplish more! OH, and he wrote his first novel, Manifest Destiny (a mystery/thriller)! Is there anything he can't do?!He also plays into the guys and their wheelhouse of going on tangents! At least once, during their time together, Zach, himself, took the conversation on a tangent from the topic at hand! It was a great time, and this first part sets the table for Part 2, coming out on Thursday!BONUS WEEK... WHO WANTS IT?!So, sit back, relax, and take in part 1, today! Be ready for the rest of our hangout with Zach Daniel, on Thursday!Find Information on Zach at https://www.zachary-daniel.com/!Find his book, Manifest Destiny, anywhere you buy your books!
1/17/202345 minutes, 20 seconds
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E152: Vic Ferrari Paints the Lounge NYPD BLUE!

DISCLAIMERThis week's episode is a "Blue Logo" Show! This week's guest is fabulous, but editing the language would take away considerably from the conversation. The topics also get very adult-oriented, so this week's episode isn't one that should be shared with younger ears!Show NotesWe are kicking off our guest list, for 2023, with a HUGE bang!Former NYPD detective and author, Vic Ferarri, joins the Lounge! With over 20 years of experience in the NYPD, Vic has acquired so many stories! From funny (ha-ha), morbid, amazingly captivating, and just plain awesome, the stories keep coming from Vic!He was on duty on September 11, 2001, and Sam asks Vic about what it was like to be in the thick of one of the US's most significant events, historically.He talks about how closely Hollywood gets what an NYPD detective being is actually like! It's too difficult to try and pin down where all the guys went, with Vic!We always say that if the guys talk very little, during a hangout, the better! This week... the guys didn't have a lot of talking parts! It's a fantastic time, and we think you'll really love listening to Vic's stories!Buy Vic's BooksWant to read more about Vic's time in the NYPD, here on Amazon, and get any of his books for $10!
1/10/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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E151: Happy New Year In the Lounge!

We weren't planning a new episode this week, but the guys decided to get together and talk on New Year's Day!The guys didn't have a guest, but they loved catching up and discussing various topics!From the kids who put their mouths over the drinking fountain to being forced to throw up water at high school football practice, the conversations are great!THEN, Matt talks about an amazingly funny quirk he had when he was young! Should he bring it to TikTok?!Richey talks about his self-diagnosed auditory issues, and how things get on his nerves. What about Sam? Yep... he has weird issues too!Sam talks about meeting up with Aaron Kleiber in Toledo, and they segway to a 1980s, Steve Martin & John Candy movie that one of the guys has never seen! WHO HASN'T SEEN "Trains, Planes, & Automobiles!?"Sam talks about the Lounge re-opening with guests, starting next week! We're excited to come back and bring some great new guests!So, this week, enjoy the guys talking about some random things, and anticipate the GRAND RE-OPENING next week!
1/3/202339 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Vault- Sara Im

We wrap up 2022 by revisiting our hangout on January 11, 2022! We had survivor of the Killing Fields of Cambodia, Sara Im, with us!She talks about her 4 years of captivity, illnesses, torture, and escape during the reign of communism in Cambodia. It's an amazing story! Never losing hope, and faith during extremely dark times, and having the courage to survive! It's a great way to enter a new year with hope! Enjoy!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESHow does the Lounge keep getting amazing guests?! This week raises the bar! Sara Im, author of "How I Survived the Killing Fields-A Story of Hope, Love, and Determination," hangs out with the guys! Sara is a survivor of the Killing Fields in Cambodia in the 1970s. She grew up in Cambodia and when she graduated high school, she got the chance to go to college, far from home. While there, the communist regime took over the country and started enslaving many people. Sara was part of those enslaved.She had SO much detail and different events during her FOUR years of captivity! She talks about how a kitchen job saved her life! The fact she attempted to escape from her captives, only to not succeed. THEN what was it that made her finally decide to run for good? Where did she go? How much planning went into the escape attempt? Was she ever able to find her parents? Was there a moment of hopelessness? WHAT A STORY!Sara was a fantastic person to hang out with, in the Lounge! There were multiple times the guys were speechless, and we're pretty sure that's a first for the Lounge! Sam RARELY doesn't know what to say! You will not be upset or disappointed with her time spent with the guys! SO, sit back, relax and enjoy this week's hang out with Sara Im: survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields!Find Sara on LinkedIn as well as her website, https://www.saraim.com/.
12/27/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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Merry Loungemas EXTRA

It's a Loungemas miracle! After a phenomenal Loungemas Holiday Special with guest host, Aaron Kleiber, we have an EXTRA bonus!So much great conversation with Aaron that we didn't want to overload you with the special release, and we made a stocking stuffer!We pick up the conversation with Matt asking a follow-up question to the Coach purse advertisement shoot that Aaron talked about at the end of the Loungemas Special!!We so enjoyed this week! We talked holidays, friends, traditions, and so much more! We love doing all of these things for you! We love talking to great people, and then sharing the conversations with all of you!You all are special to us, and you are ALL part of our Lounge family. We wish you, and everyone, a Merry Christmas, and a happy holiday season!Enjoy our Loungemas Extra!
12/21/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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Merry Loungemas-Holiday Special

WE ARE BACK TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS!We have gifts too!First, we are bringing you a PACKED show with conversation and catching up with one of our favorite dudes, comedian, Aaron Kleiber!We talk about what Aaron's been up to since we last talked (May 2021)! Back then, he was flipping houses and starting back up on the road doing stand-up, out of the pandemic... now... well, it might not be what you think!Since we last talked, the world of comedy lost some BIG names and Aaron talks about one, in particular.Sam talks about Aaron's visit to the Toledo Funnybone on December 22nd & 23rd, and that he will be going to finally meet Aaron! Go to https://toledo.funnybone.com/ for tickets!The conversation is endless, and we always have a great time! We had a great time back in the Lounge! It was great to be back in and doing what we love to do! We will take another couple weeks until we re-open the Lounge, but this Loungmas Special was just that... special, so we had to open up for this!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Loungemas Special!OH... we almost forgot... our time with Aaron was PHENOMENAL, but we had too much to include in the special, so TOMORROW we will have a "Loungemas Extra!"It's a little extra gift for you this holiday season! ENJOY!#grabalisten
12/20/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Vault- Courtney Gains

This week we revisit our July 2021 visit with long-time actor Courtney Gains! It's a great visit to incredible movies of the 1980s & 90s!Next week we'll bring you our Holiday Special with guest host & comedian Aaron Kleiber but FOR NOW... enjoy our visit with Courtney Gains!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESThis week's guest comes out of the corn to join us in the #Lounge! It's MALACHI! Star of the 1984 movie, Children of the Corn, and SO MANY other great movies, Courtney Gains is the guest with the guys!Having played roles in movies such as the aforementioned Children of the Corn, The Burbs, Memphis Belle, Back to the Future, and Can't Buy Me Love to name just a few, Courtney talks about what it's like being an actor throughout his whole entire adult life! With over 30 years of acting, he has seen a lot and worked with a TON of actors. He talks about whether HE gets star-struck, even though he's been acting for so long. Has there been a role he didn't know would be a hit when he took the job? Does he remember life before acting? What does he do to get ready for a role? They're all answered!Little Matt mentions Courtney has guitars on his wall and asks if he plays, and Courtney talks about his new album, "Acoustic Gains, vol. 1!" They then get onto the topic of music and how it has changed over the years, and how now acoustic is a "specialty." They talk about Courtney's role in "Queen Bees." A movie starring Academy Award-winning actress Elen Burnstyn, Ann-Margaret, Jane Curtain, Lorretta Devine, along with James Caan, and Christopher Lloyd, Courtney talks about being able to be in a scene with the leading ladies and how he learned from them even though he's been acting for so long!They DO get onto the topic of baseball and watching the Cubs on WGN when he was growing up in LA. He talks about being able to go to Wrigley and enjoy the experience of a baseball game at the Friendly Confines. Such a great time with Courtney! The guys would LOVE to have him back to catch up on things he's doing, and enjoy the time with him again!SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!
12/13/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Vault- Pride and Tradition (The Army/Navy Game)

This week we revisited our hangouts with the Directors of Football Operations at each of the Army Academy (Clayton Kendrick-Holmes) & the Naval Academy (Brian Blick) in December 2019. EPISODE 10! It's a shorty, but oh so good!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESThe College Football Rivalry of Army v. Navy is in the Lounge! The 120th meeting between these two service academies will take place on Saturday, December 14th, in Philadelphia, and the guys talk to the Director of Football Operations from the Army and Navy! Coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes talks about his role at Army, and tells the guys they have asked about classified information!? Coach Brian Blick tells the story of how he became the Director, at Navy, and that the guys might have some "fake news?" All in all, this episode is to pay tribute to those men who have played in this historic rivalry, and then gone on to serve our country! Thank you to all who played, AND SERVED!
12/7/202242 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Vault- Nate Mondou

This week we revisit our first hangout with Oakland A's infielder, Nate Mondou, in February 2020. We talked to him about his progress through the minors to that point. He was with the Midland Rock Hounds (double-A), and has since made his way to Las Vegas Aviators (triple-A) with a late-season call-up to Oakland!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESAn infielder for the Midland (TX) Rock Hounds (@RockHounds) the AA affiliate for the Oakland A's (@Athletics), Nate Mondou (@natemondou), joins the guys and COMPLETELY rocks the show! He talks about his trip through baseball including when he played for USA Baseball! He played SHENANIGANS with Richey and Little Matt, AND he's sending the Lounge some swag! The guys talk about some "minor" XFL ideas, and what it COULD look like in the future. They also talk about Coach Knight's return to Bloomington, and where he ranks on the list of Sam's all-time coaches (he's a Purdue fan)! Sit back, relax, and #grabalisten
11/29/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Vault- Aaron Kleiber

This week's Vault Episode takes us to June 2020 and our first visit with comedian & actor, Aaron Kleiber! Such a funny guy, and he's a dad so he connects with each of the guys! It is a great episode to revisit!Matt & Sam do a quick new segment about what's been going on with them!Original Show NotesIf you haven't figured it out by now, the guys LOVE to laugh! This week, they were LOVING the banter when comedian, writer, and actor Aaron Kleiber came to the Lounge and hung out! Just a cool dad, Aaron has a comedy special on Amazon Prime called, "Grown @%$ Dad." You can also find it on other "audio-only" platforms (i.e. Spotify & others)! AARON WAS GREAT!He talks a lot about being a dad and the funny things that come from those times with his family! He hit close to home with Sam when Aaron talks about cargo shorts being the "dad purse" for EVERYONE ELSE'S STUFF! Aaron chats about how he toured with Harland Williams and toured with Steve-O! FIREBALLS?! Yeah... there's a story there! Aaron talks about how his family handles being the topic of his comedy, how he fleshes out a bit and hating a cartoon character! Little Matt asks Aaron about "Pam" and whether or not it was indeed the in the guys' home state! Aaron explains that "Only Pam Can Judge!" Such an incredible hang out with Aaron! How would older comics translate to today's world of comedy? How about watching "the Office?" Aaron puts his own special spin that he and his wife put onto watching the show during the pandemic! He also tells about what he HAD going on until March 2020 hit! What a great dude! Aaron talks about MAYBE coming back regularly to have some "Dad Chat" with the guys! That makes us VERY excited because the guys SO enjoyed the time with Aaron! Enough about this, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Find out EVERYTHING about Aaron by going to his website! https://www.aaronkleiber.com/Search "Aaron Kleiber" on any social media site, and you find him! He also has a podcast called, "Grown Dad Business!" (https://open.spotify.com/show/5L7ZD4hpcYE7H20OkRGnei?si=rTmLEfxdRp6GU6vOjePWPw) 
11/22/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Vault- DC Glenn

This week's Vault episode revisits the time the guys talked to R&B Icon, DC Glenn (DC the Brain Supreme), half of the hip-hop TagTeam!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESThis week takes the guys back to their high school days! DC Glenn, a.k.a. DC the Brain Supreme sprinkled all sorts of things in the #Lounge, this week! DC is half of the hip-hop duo, Tag Team, who had the iconic song, "Whoomp! (There It Is)," that came out in the early 1990s!He talks in-depth about the national GEICO commercial that Tag Team was featured, and whether or not the offer to do a commercial, altering their song, took time to agree on or whether it was agreed upon without thinking about it! DC is asked about who his most influential person was, in his growing up, and his answer is great! How did he start his music career? What motivates him? Where did his work ethic come from, and what drives him to succeed in anything he does? He talks about all of these things!DC gives a piece of advice, to Sam, when it comes to a certain feature, from dogs, that require his boys to go out and pick up! There were things, early in DC's life, that got him on track to be successful, and it might surprise you as to what!DC talks about the transition in his life from a full-time rapper to being a person who does acting, performing, voice-over, and other things! He truly does 5 things at the same time to make sure he is "recession-proof!" He also makes a statement about 2020 that might surprise you, taking everything about 2020 into account!They then get onto the topic of weight loss and Keto! DC has lost close to 100 pounds over the last year! What was it that motivated him to start dropping weight? There are also A BUNCH of things that DC cooks, that ROCK, and are extremely Keto-friendly! The guys didn't think about a lot of the items he uses, and are just psyched that they now have some ideas to help them drop some LBs!From a national GEICO commercial, motivation for success, becoming famous, and eating healthy... this show is PACKED! Not to mention the great nuggets of wisdom DC "SPRINKLES" into the show! He was fantastic, and they would love to have him back on some time to chat about what keeps him busy! SO, sit back, relax and enjoy the hang out with DC the Brain Supreme, a.k.a. DC Glenn, half of the hip-hop duo, Tag Team! #grabalistenTo find Tag Team or DC:Tag Team Websitehttps://www.tagteambackagain.com/Follow:All social networks are the same.@dcglennatl@tagteamwhoompPlease leave a review or some kind words about the commercial.https://g.page/r/CeEtxWPFqh61EAg/review
11/15/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Vault- Steve Snyder

This week's Vault episode is a special one! We go back to March 2020, and our visit with author Steve Snyder! His book "Shot Down: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth," is the story of his dad during World War II!Sam opens with a short opener talking about why the Lounge was dark for a few weeks. Enjoy this Vault episode with Steve Snyder!Original Show Notes:For the second straight week, the guys got learned! Author Steve Snyder came to hang out in the Lounge! Steve wrote, "Shot Down: the true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth." What a fantastic journey Steve took us on during his time with the guys! His father, Howard, was the namesake of the book's title! Steve tells us about how he came to write the book, and all of the people he talked to during his research, INCLUDING THE MAN WHO SHOT HIS FATHER'S PLANE DOWN! When was it that his father finally told Steve about the time he spent in Belgium? He also explains the message the book is intended to send, and the most dangerous job, in WWII. The guys sat and listened in amazement as Steve told about his father making his way to safety, from Occupied Belgium. Steve then ventured into the world of sports and talked about his love for UCLA basketball, and the first-ever game at the famous Pauley Pavilion, on the campus of UCLA. The two-time National Champions were upset in that game... by a VERY unexpected opponent! Steve was there! Why are the Rams thinking about changing their logo?! Steve shares his thoughts! What a show! What else do we talk about? Well... THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION........ MATT! #grabalistenIf you want to check out all of the GREAT information about the book, Steve's research, and maybe score an autographed book, go to his website, https://stevesnyderauthor.com/.
11/8/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Vault-Jim Morris

This week we revisit our hangout with Jim Morris! He's the man who was teaching and coaching at a high school, and told his team if they won the district, he would try out for a major league baseball team.They did... and he did! He then was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays (Devil Rays at the time)! THEN, Disney made a movie from his story ("The Rookie").We had a great time talking with Jim! We loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you, again!THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES (August 3, 2021)This week’s guest REALLY brings the heat! The man behind the story of the Disney movie, “The Rookie,” Jim Morris joins the Lounge!Jim has a PHENOMENAL story, just from what the movie covers, but the guys really get deeper and talk to him about life leading up to the start of the movie, how well Disney tells the story in the movie, and what has happened SINCE the movie.Jim talks about getting drafted out of high school, even though he didn’t play baseball at his high school! He was drafted two different times, and the first time he was drafted… HE SAID NO TO THE BOSS! After going to the Brewers, he found out that he wasn’t such the big fish he initially thought… and while in the minors he suffered a career-ending injury. He talks about his college experience and how it differed from high school. Sam then asks about the bet he made with his high school baseball team. Was the movie accurate in how it came about? Jim’s answer was great! He expanded on it and what he was hoping Disney would capture. What portions of the story did he not want to be covered in the movie? Jim also gained an unexpected friend through his connection with the movie! After his first season in the majors, and was signed with the LA Dodgers, he started to develop a difficulty judging where the ball was going… He was then diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Instead of letting it take over his body, he decided to take a different route.There were trials and tribulations from when he started to where he is now… he has leaned on his faith, never failed to work hard, and never took things for granted! What an inspiration and a GREAT time the guys had with Jim Morris! There is SO MUCH in this hangout, that we are sure we have forgotten to notate something, but that just means you should sit back, relax, & #grabalistenGo to https://www.jimtherookiemorris.com/ to get his new book, “Dream Makers,” to see what he’s up to, and even book him for a virtual or in-person speaking engagement!
10/18/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 5 seconds
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E150 Andy Frye Takes the Lounge Back to the 90s!

Yet another special episode for the Lounge!A week after we celebrated our 3-Year Birthaversary, we celebrate our 150th episode!We have a special guest to go with this monumental episode... we have music & sports writer, author, and Chicago Cubs fan, Andy Frye in the Lounge!Andy wrote, "Ninety Days In The 90s: A Rock N Roll Time Travel Story," about someone who time travels to the 1990s music scene. He has written for Rolling Stone, ESPN, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. Currently, he writes about sports business for Forbes.Over his career, Andy has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, rock stars, and other celebrities.The conversations go from talking about how he got into writing, living in Chicago during championship celebrations, talking to big stars, and "Did Jordan push-off on his shot in game 6 of the NBA Finals in 1998?"Andy was fantastic to have on during our 150th show! He was funny, informative, and just an extraordinary journey back to the 1990s.We talk about his book and the inspiration to write it! What about the things the main character does... do those come from actual past events? It is ALL answered! What a show! What a landmark episode! It's also, a great way to go into a break. We are announcing that we are taking a small break from full episodes for the remainder of 2022. We will be releasing some Vault episodes from our GREAT list of past episodes, along with some other segments, as well as a Christmas Special! We love you all, and we are really excited to come back with renewed energy!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with music & sports writer, and author, Andy Frye!Find his book and more about Andy at andyfrye.com!
10/12/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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E149: The Lounge's 3-Year Birthaversary!

It's that time of year... it's the time where we celebrate when we started doing stuff from the 500 Section!It's our 3-Year Birthaversary Celebration!Sam, Richey, & Matt are the only ones here this week! Sam starts off the festivities with a question that probably didn't need answered, but it bothered him, so... he asked, "Is there or SHOULD there be a proper etiquette for walking down the midway of a street fair. The guys talk about the thoughts of having a system in place to keep MOST everyone happy!They move onto play 2 rounds of SHENANIGANS! and get some good chuckles out of the headlines provided!Matt has a Let's Chat! he wanted to share, so why not do it on this special episode!? The topic is a really good one, and it sparks some good conversation, and it's fun to watch (Google search: dart mission)!There is some reminiscing about having a great time for the first 3 years, and also some parting stories about notifications, and leaving dogs out!What a great 3 years! The show notes are short, but that does not mean the show is low on topics! There are tangents and laughs to be had by all!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our 3-Year Birthaversary Celebration!We are proud members of OddPods Media!Promos: Big 10+4 & Super Media Bros
10/4/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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E148 Caleb Weller Talks the Beard Off In the Lounge!

This week is an exceptional episode!Caleb Weller joined the guys for the duration of the show! Caleb played little league baseball for Sam, over 15 years ago, and his dad was Sam's assistant coach. He's watched Caleb grow up into the person he is today!The conversations are plenty! We start with Santa Clause going on vacation, and the start of his fiscal year, and it just gets better from there.Caleb sports a fabulous beard and has joined up with The Wind Jammer barber shop in Lexington, MI for "The Beard Off." Seventeen individuals are wagering their whiskers against people's wallets!People can go to thebeardoff.com to find who they can vote for, and decide whether they keep their beard or shave it off. All proceeds go to Great Lakes Christian College's scholarship fund, and on October 15th all the participants will gather at The Wind Jammer to either shave or keep their beards! What a great way to raise funds by a great young man!Matt has a Let's Chat! and they brought in Caleb to talk about a slackline world record distances. We go on to explore fear of heights, love of roller coasters, the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair, and Fair Friday.The guys talk to Caleb about becoming a business owner, and they talk about the importance of the statement, "It WAS on sale!"Such a cool time hanging out with Caleb! It's a pleasure to have been able to hang out with him, and we hope to have him back on in the future!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our hang out with Caleb Weller!We are proud members of #OddPodsMedia!Promos: BFYTW & Married With TelevisionVisit thebeardoff.com for more information on donating.Go to glcc.edu for more information on Great Lakes Christian College.
9/27/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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E147 Ray Scott Speaks & The Lounge Listens!

Ray Scott was the 4th overall pick in the 1961 NBA draft, by the Detroit Pistons. He played 11 seasons in the league, alongside and against Hall of Famers. Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, and many more. Matt & Sam sit and listen to Ray talk about his playing career and stories from his book, "The NBA in Black & White: The Memoir of a Trailblazing NBA Player and Coach." Ray talks about his experiences, as a 20-something kid, going to Detroit Rock City, in the 1960s. There weren't very many questions, there were more mere mentions of topics, and Ray took over. Who was the purest shooter he ever saw play? How about the best overall player he's seen? Those questions spurred so many tangents about so many different things! Ray coached the Pistons from 1972-76, where he won NBA Coach of the Year in 1973-74. He became the first black head coach to win the award. Does he consider this his proudest moment, in his life?Ray was fantastic. You can hear the passion in his speech, and it makes the hangout that much more enjoyable, even if you're not much of a basketball fan. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our hangout with former NBA player & coach, Ray Scott!Find his book on Amazon or at any bookstore!Proud Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Infectious Grooves Podcast & Beer'd Al Podcast
9/20/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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E146: Comedian Chad Daniels Joins the Lounge!

This week's show is one that Sam has been looking forward to since it was booked! One of Sam's all-time favorite comedians, Chad Daniels, joined the fellas in the Lounge!You might have noticed the "Lounge" portion of the logo was blue on this week's cover art. That signifies the content of this show wouldn't fall under the family-friendly norm of the Lounge. So, this episode might not be for little ears. Adult ears will enjoy it.Chad has been in comedy for over 20 years, and his six albums have garnered him close to a billion streams, making him one of the most-listened-to comedians of all time!The guys talk to Chad about topics ranging from dogs eating chocolate to how much he likes Kirk Cousins. We're all over the place, but we also talk to Chad about life on the road. Large venue/ small venue... does he prefer one over the other? We even take a little peek into the process of his comedy.There are a lot of laughs, but it's not a stand-up routine! The guys got to know Chad on a little better level, and it was so much fun doing so!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our hang out with comedian great, Chad Daniels. If you want to know more, you can follow Chad on Instagram and Twitter: @thatchaddaniels or subscribe to his Facebook page: @comedianchaddaniels, and be sure to go to chaddaniels.com!We are a proud member of OddPods Media!Promos: Super Media Bros Podcast & Big 10+4 Podcast
9/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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E145 Miles Doleac Talks Ancient Times In the Lounge!

We go to the classroom for this week's show!Ancient history is the subject, and the Ancient Roman Empire puts a finer point to it! The last time Miles Doleac was with us, he brought along the Magnificent Jeremy London to talk about their film Demigod. This time, he returns to the Lounge, and this time is to show off his doctorate in ancient history!A few weeks back the History Channel shows, "Colosseum" & "Crazy Rich Ancients" were mentioned, and Sam remembered Miles was the guy to talk ancient history, so we booked him!We talk about the emperors of the Roman Empire, and how Julius Caesar ranks in the list of rulers. Who was the worst Roman Emperor? Miles not only gives a list of possibilities but also gives excellent reasoning as to why.Was Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," close to how things actually played out in history? We talk about Mark Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavius (later known as Augustus). We get into it! Sam took notes on things Miles covered (he's not a real big note-taker that often), so he can go back and dive into things!What's he doing next? He talked about his new movie, "Open," which the release date has not yet been determined (as of 9/6/2022), but will feature Jeremy London, and William Forsythe, among others!Before we signed off, we had to ask him about how he thinks his NFL team of choice will do, this season...? He knows football, too! We chat about our thoughts on the upcoming season. All-in-all, this was a great time! Sam & Richey both IMMENSELY enjoyed learning more in-depth, about the ancient Roman Empire! Matt was out this week due to a prior engagement.SO, it is time! Sit back. Relax, and enjoy our class time with Miles Doleac!Follow Miles on social media to stay on top of his goings-on!Follow us on social media, and find us at oddpodsmedia.com along with the entire #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
9/6/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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E144: Scott Stokely, the Man, the Disc, the Legend In the Lounge!

Richey and Matt aren't in the Lounge this week. Not to worry, Sam found a worthwhile fill-in, along with a fantastic guest... the Lounge was cookin'!Sam brought Eugene Calhoun as a guest host. A fellow dad, Eugene brings a similar fatherly perspective, but at a younger age! He was an absolute killer guest host!Our guest is professional disc golf champion and world record holder, Scott Stokely for a return to the Lounge!Scott has been extremely busy with the PGDA, but Sam went the route of healthy eating, being older but still competing at a high level, what are his thoughts on meatless meat? Scott and Sam chat for a few minutes about that, and then Eugene offers a thought-provoking question, and Scott nails it with an answer not many might expect.Sam presents a scenario from a flag-football game, earlier in the day, to ask both Scott and Eugene for their thoughts. The three talk through the situation and how each scenario still might leave holes. The conversation is wonderful! Scott is so open about everything, and that's what we love about him!Eugene was great too! We will have to keep him in our Rolodex for future consideration.So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the return of Scott Stokely in the Lounge!Member of #OddPodsMediaPromos: Infectious Groove Podcast & From the Middle Podcast
8/30/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 12 seconds
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E143: Dan Cisco Quizzes the Lounge!

This week is not just a trivial episode! The guys welcome author and California sports historian, Dan Cisco, to the Lounge!Dan spent a long time getting all of the sports trivia questions pertaining to the state of California, and he wanted to share some of his findings!We talked about the process he took in getting everything put together! He mentions many different sports, which inspired him to write it! How much research was done? How far back did he go? Is he planning a new book of questions that didn't make THIS book?Such a great conversation.Dan also takes a few minutes to quiz the guys with questions from the book. There IS a clear-cut winner... can you guess who won?The guys take their usual tangents and the conversation shifts to play-by-play announcers! Who are a couple of the greats from California? What makes a great one? They also talk about a current star who would've been great if they'd gone with a different sport! The conversation with Dan was fantastic, and they intend on having him back on, again, to play some more trivia, and see what he's up to!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation with author and California sports historian, Dan Cisco!#grabalistenGrab Dan's book by going to his website, californiasportsastounding.com!We are proud members of #OddPodsMedia.Promos: BFYTW & The Muck PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), on Facebook, and find us on oddpodsmedia.com along with the entire OddPods Media #Family of shows!
8/23/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds
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E142: Larry Jorgensen Rescues the Lounge!

We have a familiar face back in the Lounge this week!Author of "The Coca-Cola Trail," and "The Return to the Coca-Cola Trail," Larry Jorgensen is back!This time, Larry is talking about a VERY unknown historical event that took place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan back in 1925. He's talking about the shipwreck, and rescue, of the City of Bangor, which wrecked in Lake Superior on its way from Detroit to Duluth, MN!In very close proximity to where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank, the City of Bangor was shipwrecked in a horrible winter storm, but was almost not covered by any media whatsoever!Larry's book, "Shipwrecked and Rescued," talks about the entire, crazy, & wild story of the who, what, where, when, and why of the rescue of the crew AND its cargo... 240+, brand new, 1926 Chryslers!The story is amazingly captivating and tells of how kind people can be in very trying times for others.Sam and Matt (Richey is out sick) don't talk a whole lot, and there is a GREAT reason... Larry is a master at telling a story, and both were just so into hearing what came next! Larry is always a great hangout, and this time... well, let's just say it might be his best hangout yet!You can go to shipwreckedandrescued.com to grab the book! THERE'S FREE SHIPPING, so what are you waiting for?! After you listen to the show, go grab a copy and read the WHOLE story!During the opener, Matt talks about how Trivial Pursuit, from the past, can be and is outdated with its questions, and decides to quiz Sam with a few questions from the original version! It's fun, and maybe you might be better at it than he is!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the trivia (outdated or not), and then get comfy and listen to Larry Jorgensen tell the tale of the City of Bangor and its story in the Great White North of Lake Superior in the winter of 1925!#grabalistenProud member of OddPods MediaPromos: From the Middle Podcast & Beer'd Al PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), on Facebook, and find us at oddpodsmedia.com, along with all the other #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
8/16/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 50 seconds
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E141: LOST Audio & Evergreen Special in the Lounge!

This week was tough on the guys and the Lounge!First, the scheduled guest canceled at the last minute, but Sam was able to record with Lauren, from Beer'd Al Podcast & Russ, from Infectious Groove Podcast!Sam started editing... the audio was terrible! The episode was lost! The guys had gotten together to record some things for future use and recorded their conversation leading to those recordings. Electronic cornhole arcade games, virtual baseball, leaving Lounge stickers in random places... they all come up. How about what's on MTV's schedule these days? Are music videos still a thing? Chicken Police?Then we dive into the evergreens! We get some clips from the past that never made it to their original episodes! We talk about television... including ALF, and then what are the "minor league" roles of puppeteering that leads to ALF as the "big leagues?"How about talking French? stop.We give some shorties from our "After 10:00 pm" file. That's when we always say the Lounge gets goofier than normal! Although it started tragically with our audio being corrupted, and a guest not showing, WE RISE LIKE THE PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES!It's pint-sized, but it's a good one! Sit back, relax, and enjoy our LOST Audio & Evergreen Special!Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Big 10+4 & Super Media BrosFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with all the rest of the #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
8/9/202251 minutes, 57 seconds
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E140: Randy Lanier Spins the Wheels In the Lounge!

Sam & Richey were champing at the bit for this week's hang-out! 1984 IMSA GT Champion, 1986 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, drug trafficker, and author, Randy Lanier joined the Lounge this week!Randy's story has been a featured episode of the Netflix show "Bad Sport," and his book, "Survival of the Fastest, comes out today (August 2nd)! It is available at https://tinyurl.com/Survival-of-the-Fastest!The conversation has no direct path towards the end of the show, but it wanders through various topics! Hearing the Indy 500 for the first time, DRIVING at Indy, paying for a racing team, balancing racing and his "side-hustle" of trafficking thousands of tons of marijuana into the United States.Randy is an open book... he will talk about any part of his life and be honest about it! He shares his thoughts on people being held in jail, for non-violent cannabis crimes, while the state they're detained in, has some marijuana legalization laws in place (medicinal or recreational).Randy talks about how difficult it is to drive an Indy car. Sam asks Randy about the 1986 Indy 500. How did he clear his mind, from all that was going on, to drive to such a high finish?Randy talks deeply about a few topics, and each was well spoken, and from the heart! This was a fantastic hangout, and at the end, Randy poses a WONDERFUL idea, that the guys are thinking MUST HAPPEN!A great time had by everyone, this week, and the guys are pretty sure you will love it too! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our time with Randy Lanier!#grabalistenProud member of OddPods MediaPromos: BFYTW & Married with Television
8/2/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 54 seconds
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E139: Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs with Eric Mittenthal!

This week is a special celebration! July is National Hot Dog Month, and the Lounge LOVES hot dogs so they brought in THE Hot Dog Top Dog, himself, Eric Mittenthal! He is the President of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.Scheduling made it so Richey and Little Matt were both unable to join in the fun, but Barry, a friend of the Lounge, was able to jump in and carry on in their stead!The conversation centered on... OF COURSE, the hot dog!Sam tells a story that links him & the council from when he taught in a school years ago. SMALL WORLD!Does ketchup belong on a hot dog? Is a hot dog a sandwich? What about BBQ sauce? Is shredded cheese better than liquid cheese? Is it ever OK to eat a chili dog with a fork? There are TONS of questions, and Eric talks about all of the crazy ones that have been posed to him in his years as the Top Dog. Sam actually gets one in that Eric says has never been asked of him! We THINK it's a "good question," since that was Eric's response! Eric talks about the work the council does to promote awareness of certain things in the hot dog and sausage world, and Barry brings up a common myth about hot dogs.The conversation was great, and we feel we now have a Lounge Hot Dog Expert, in Eric!To find out what the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is up to go to www.hot-dog.org!We are proud members of OddPods MediaPromos: Infectious Groove Podcast & Beer'd Al PodcastFind us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and www.oddpodsmedia.com along with all of the other #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
7/26/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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E138: Contingency Plan: Food For Thought!

When a guest has something happen to where they don't show up, the guys have a contingency plan... Talk, talk, talk, and talk some more! WELP... the guys had to revert to their contingency plan! Only this week, THEY FOUND A TOPIC to talk the whole show on... FOOD!Sam's going to a game in Pittsburgh, soon, and the topic of getting popcorn at events, and then the movie theater! Matt drops a Theater PSA, for all who might not know. The movie popcorn conversation progressed to the urge to have popcorn and how to administer the butter to one's popcorn. Matt, AGAIN, drops a way to get butter all the way through the tub!Whoppers candy is brought up and Matt surprises Sam with something he'd never heard of before!Local, small-town ice cream shops get the floor of the conversation, and the guys share what they like, with their ice cream, and the types of ice cream they've discovered.Bridging from ice cream to the snacks of Little Debbie takes over, and the guys CRUISE talking about what they like, don't like, and different things they could make, USING these snacks! Richey asks about the preferred way to eat Little Debbie's Nutty Bars. THEN, it happens... Matt drops something on the Lounge that pretty much blows everyone away with surprise!WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN!?Conversation moves to foods they cannot eat, and don't really have a reason for the inability to eat. Richey has a very specific type! The other two tend to agree, but, yet again, MATT, has an answer to a way Richey might be able to eat this food.Sam shares two different foods he cannot consume because of incidents from his childhood.Matt talks about an unusual flavor of whiskey being sold. That leads the talk to the grill! Sam talks about buying a side of beef straight from the farmer and getting the meat he wants from when it gets butchered.Matt talks about "high dollar" vegetables or meats that used to be the "throw away parts." That leads to the food that ALL three of the guys agree is the best version of what it's made from... and it used to be a throw-away!Sam mentions gout and how uric acid build-up crystallizes and forms what resembles shards of glass, and talks about the pain and Richey had never heard of it.Sam comments about "Lunch Lady Land," and breaks into song! Richey has never seen it (at the time of recording), and Sam STRONGLY URGES him to go watch the video.No guest, this week? NO PROBLEM! Sam, Richey, and Little Matt carried on various food conversations for an entire show, and they had a blast doing it!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Contingency Plan: Food for Thought!Member of #OddPodsMediaPromos: Super Media Bros Podcast & Big 10+4 PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us on www.oddpodsmedia.com along with all the other OddPods Media #Family of shows!
7/19/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 29 seconds
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E137: Eric Jay Dolin Sails Into the Lounge!

This week we go into the virtual classroom and learn about a part of the Revolutionary War that not many people learned in school. The maritime portion of the war, which turned out to be a very important part of the war, and how it came out in the end!Author, Eric Jay Dolin, joined the Lounge, this week, to talk about the role privateers played in the Revolutionary War. His book, "Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution" covers this topic, and he came on to chat about its importance! The guys talk to him about a plethora (a plethora?) of topics, and the sea portions of the Revolutionary War are prevalent! How important were the privateers on the seas during the war? How many ships are we talking about that were privateer ships? What was their payment for doing these tasks? What are his thoughts on privateers being called, "glorified pirates?"The guys had a great time talking to Eric about his process of writing a book, how he develops his topics, and how long a book usually takes to write. The conversation was so good, that they needed to cut it off!THAT JUST MEANS WE HAVE A REASON TO BRING HIM BACK ON, IN THE FUTURE!Check out what Eric is up to by going to www.ericjaydolin.com, and you will also find all the different titles he has in his portfolio, along with where to buy them!It's a fantastic week! We think you will REALLY dig this week's show! SO, sit back, relax & enjoy our hangout with Author of "Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution," Eric Jay Dolin!We are proud members of Oddpods Media!Promos: Married With Television & Super Media Bros PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with the entire #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
7/12/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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E136: Bruce Wawrzyniak Broadcasts His Story In the Lounge!

It's a grand return to NEW episodes, this week! The guys were back in the Lounge... getting...it...done!What a way to come back, with Bruce Wawrzyniak!Bruce is an announcer & broadcaster across different sports planes! He's done press work in the NHL, professional Lacrosse, and the Olympics! He was the Chief Press Officer with the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the sport of softball, for two summer games!We talk about how it feels to seem ALWAYS to have a local team playing for the championship, in a major sport.The guys asked him about his starting catholicsportsradio.net and why he chose to start it. What are the criteria in place in order to be a guest? They cover a ton, and have a blast doing so!The show notes are short because it's better to sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Member of OddPods MediaPromos: Infectious Groove Podcast & From the Middle PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), on Facebook (500 Section Lounge) & find us on www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with the entire #OddPodsMedia #Family of shows!
7/5/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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E135: Vacation Vault June- WC Davis Keeps It Civil In the Lounge!

We wrap up Vacation Vault June with a trip back to March 9, 2020, when we had author and historian WC Davis (his friends call him "Jack")!It was fantastic revisiting our time with Jack. So informational and an all-around great guy!So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the time we had with WC Davis!Original Show Notes:It's time to put on your school hat, and sit back and learn about the American Civil War and the Alamo with author/historian William C. Davis (his friends call him "Jack")! Author of OVER 20 titles, Jack writes mostly about the Civil War, but does write about other subjects like the Alamo! Richey was VERY excited to talk to Jack about his book, "Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis." Sam talks to Jack about whether Jefferson Davis was a proponent of the South seceding from the Union, and Jack talks about who he feels was the biggest inspiration during the Civil War. It cannot always be work, so what does Jack do for "relaxation?" Well, it might just bring Jack to Sam's neck of the woods! Jack is certainly one of the most captivating people to come into the Lounge, and he will return again someday! So, sit back, relax, and always be there to #grabalisten!To read more about W.C. Davis' works go to Publisher's Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/william-c.-davis.html.If you'd like to order any of his books, you can find them at https://tinyurl.com/wc-davis-on-amazon!Member of OddPodsMediaPromos: Muck Podcast & BFYTWFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with the entire #OddPodsMedia #family of shows!
6/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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E134: Vacation Vault- Denny Somach

This week's Vacation Vault June episode is a GREAT hangout! We go back to May 5, 2020, when music producer Denny Somach came to the #Lounge! Denny had just published his book, "A Walk Down Abbey Road," and we talked about that, as well as SO MUCH MORE! It was a very entertaining show! Relax, and enjoy our hang out with music producer, Denny Somach!Original Show NotesThe guys "go for a walk" this week! Music producer, author, and collector of great stories, Denny Somach (So-mack) finds the Lounge, and puts on an AWESOME show! Denny tells about the many many years he spent interviewing musicians, and the influence the Beatles had on them! Peter Townshend, the Isley Brothers, Sting, Billy Joel, Elton John... the list goes ON! A veteran of radio production, Denny decided to write a book called, "A Walk Down Abbey Road" (available on Amazon). It "...celebrates the impact and influence the Beatles have had on their generation and the one that followed on both sides of the Atlantic." The guys ask Denny about the connection Micky Dolenz, who wrote the foreword in "A Walk Down Abbey Road," has with Jimi Hendrix? What's the most stolen road sign in the world? YEP, Abbey Road! BUT, what's the second most stolen? ALSO, did you know there is a street-level camera ON ABBEY ROAD?! Check it out: Abbey Road Cam (https://www.earthcam.com/world/england/london/abbeyroad/?cam=abbeyroad_uk).Denny tells a great story about Peter Townshend getting his times crossed with Paul McCartney and how it led to Peter not wearing a suit! Sam then asks a question that leads to Denny saying it didn't matter, the Beatles were going to be successful either way! Denny then leaves the Lounge with 2 good ol' fashioned cliff hangers! 1) WAS Yoko responsible for the break-up of the Beatles? 2) How is it that Michael Jackson came to own the Beatles music? WE RAN OUT OF TIME BEFORE WE COULD GET THE ANSWERS! What a great show! OH, and Denny also talks about Arthur Lee and his band Love, and who replaced them as the house band at the Whisky-a-Go-Go! SEE WHAT WE'RE SAYING? Endless stories! IT WAS AWESOME! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Find Denny online at https://dennysomach.com/
6/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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E133 Vacation Vault June-Beekeeper, Missy Burgess Buzzes the Lounge!

Week two of Vacation Vault June is yet another GREAT show! Amateur beekeeper Missy Burgess joined the Lounge in April of 2021, and the guys loved hanging out with her! We all learned more about bees, even after thinking we knew what there was to know about them! We’ve had multiple guests reference this episode, and the feedback from it, when talking to listeners, made it VERY apparent it needed to be included in this special month of June! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy going back to April of 2021, and hearing our hangout with, amateur beekeeper, Missy Burgess!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:The guys were all abuzz for this week's show! Amateur beekeeper and singer, Missy Burgess joined the guys in the Lounge! Sam teased Missy's hang-out with a story she told his wife, at work! It was an amazingly funny story, and enlightening that even bees do this too! WHO WOULD'VE thought! They then jump into what brought her into beekeeping! The answer might not be what you think. Just how amazing are bees? What happens when a hive isn't flourishing? What if a hive loses its queen? How much of what bees produce is something that can be used by humans? IS HONEY JUST BEE VOMIT?! ALL these questions get answered!What about mating?! How often does mating happen, and exactly where does the "moment" happen? Do the male bees tend to the babies? Yep, these get answered too!From bee classes to getting the bees and putting them in boxes, Missy tells us ALL ABOUT getting into the bee business! The guys talked to Missy ONE DAY before getting the year's bees! Missy talks about how many bees they get when they arrive, and she also talks about how they are shipped! She then talks about the harvesting of the honey, and the process THEY go through getting the honey! What an amazing and un-bee-lievable show! Missy was fantastic, and the guys are interested in going and seeing the hive! It's amazing hearing all these fantastic things about bees, and hearing Missy talk about how she loves keeping bees! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!SPECIAL NOTE:There are a few portions of the show where we reference the video or Missy shows us something to do with the hive. Because of that, we released the video on YouTube! If you are interested in seeing what we are talking about, on the show, go to our YouTube channel, and check it out! https://youtu.be/neZqJwvjl8w Member of #OddPodsMediaPromos: Big 10+4 & Super Media Bros PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with the entire OddPods Media Family of shows!
6/14/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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E132: Vacation Vault June- Bob Bergen in the Lounge!

This week the guys had some things that kept them from recording, so they all decided to re-release a past episode. Maybe one that was "overlooked" or one of their favorites.THIS ONE was both!The gentlemen decided to re-release episode 66 (January 12, 2021), when voice actor, Bob Bergen joined the Lounge and talked about his career!Take a look at the Show Notes from that episode, and enjoy a revisit to an episode with a fantastic guest!Show Notes, E66 (01/12/2022)W...W...What a fantastic show we had this w...w...week! Voice of Porky Pig (and so many other great voices), Bob Bergen joined the guys in the Lounge! Kicking off the show, Bob talks about the ability to be "unknown" in public even though he is a famous voice, and how that almost changed with a job he took! The guys ask about what it takes to develop a character that is already established compared to one he is asked to "make-up," and Bob has an interesting take! Is he the only person to be Pork Pig, after Mel Blanc passed? The answer might not surprise you, but the nugget he adds to that answer might! Sam asked him about Gremlins and his part in that movie, and again, that answer might surprise you! ALSO, from that question comes a conversation about a very popular entertainment "platform" that normally is looked at as the Gold Standard of reference! Does Bob remember doing all of the gigs he's done in his career? As you can imagine, having done so much, sometimes he needs reminding! How about the directors or producers he's worked with in his career... ever have issues with any of them? He talks about a job that wasn't going in the direction he thought was appropriate, and how that was handled! What a fabulous hangout the guys had with Bob! They want to have him back, and Bob seemed open to that possibility! SO, sit back, relax & g...g...g... #grabalisten, folks!Learn more about Bob at http://bobbergen.com/index.htmFollow him: Bob Bergen (Facebook), @BobBergen (Twitter), @bergen.bob (Instagram)Proud Founding Member of the OddPods Media NetworkShow Promo: Married with Television & BFYTWFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge(, and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with the full family of #OddPodsMedia shows!
6/7/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 26 seconds
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E131: Susan Bennett Gets SIRI-ous In the Lounge!

SO MUCH HAPPENING THIS WEEK!We were delayed a day because the guys had a special, In-Lounge, guest host this week! Richie, from Super Media Bros, visited with Sam in person! Visiting family in Ohio, he made a memorable trip to hang out!Conversation with Richie had many different topics, from working in the refuse industry, becoming nose blind to MANY odors, etc. Still, another reason this episode was so special was because of the guest who came in to hang out... SUSAN BENNETT!Do you know who Susan is, before looking at this week's cover art? Many won't! She is the "Original Voice of Siri!"Susan jumps right into the Siri talk, and tells the story of "being Siri." There was a process to get words to sound like they were being said in a flowing sentence. How about other gigs while being Siri? Was it tough to go public that she was, in fact, Siri? What made her go public?Susan had, and has, a life outside of being the original voice of the virtual assistant revolution... and THAT is story enough to be entertaining!Susan was a fabulous guest! We now consider her a FRIEND OF THE LOUNGE... there really should be a sticker or patch to wear for this moniker!During the closer, Sam asked, "If you are the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question, does that make you a pop-culture icon?" The conversation on that is VERY interesting.One of our favorite episodes is 131! Such an engaging conversation with BOTH our guest-host and our guest! To say this one was fun... yeah, that wouldn't do this episode justice!We're going to let you decide! SO, sit back, relax, and take this episode as SIRI-ous, and that "Dad Joke!" #grabalistenProud Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Beer'd Al Podcast & Infectious Groove PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us, along with all the other #OddPodsMedia shows at www.oddpodsmedia.com!
6/1/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 36 seconds
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E130: ABBR EP In the Lounge!

We're pretty sure we know what your first question might be, with a title like that! We'll SHORTEN the explanation to this... ABBReviated EPisode! We started the show by saying it was abbreviated simply because we didn't have a guest on the show this week! With so many things going on with everyone, the guys decided to use the time in the Lounge this week to hang out with each other!Sam shares what he cooked for dinner, and it just TAKES off from there! Memorial Day is right around the corner... do you know what Farm Dust is? Richey heard a woodpecker! Yep... the other two were able to add to the topic! Holiday Inn Express breakfast, and continental breakfast at other hotels. Sam shares an odd story about watching TV in the bathroom to keep from waking people up.Matt found Sam's Dream Job, and the guys chat about it! He also finds a list of unusual inventions, and the guys talk about a few. Are they useless? You decide!We had an announcement for next week's show, and one of the "special guests" on the show! Ever miss a turn, while driving, because you were watching another vehicle's movie they were playing? Which one of the guys has this happened to?This week, while short on the number of guests, is not ANYWHERE short on the number of topics! SO, sit back, relax, & enjoy the back-and-forth banter between Sam, Richey, & Little Matt!#grabalistenMember: OddPods MediaPromos: Super Media Bros Podcast & Big 10+4 PodcastFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with all of the rest of the #OddPodsMedia family of shows!
5/24/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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E129: Chris Carosa Returns to Celebrate Burgers!

**This week's show notes are very brief, but that is not indicative of the greatness of the episode**The guys don't hide the fact they love food! So for National Burger Month (May), and National Burger Day (May 28th), Chris Carosa, our Hamburger historian, came to the Lounge!They talk about the Myths About the Origin of the Hamburger, personal stories pertaining to burgers, and have many laughs!From judging hamburger contests, to what constitutes a hamburger, the topics go all over the place in the hamburger realm!The burger talk is exquisite! The company Chris provided was fantastic! It's the perfect recipe!SO, sit back, relax, and celebrate the greatness of hamburgers and Chris Carosa's return!Find what Chris is up to at www.chriscarosa.com!Proud Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Super Media Bros Podcast & Big 10+4Follow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com! You find ALL of the #OddPodsMedia family of shows!
5/17/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sam's Mother's Day Special

The guys took the week off to spend time with family, and they thought a couple of past segments would be a great way to fill the gap of no new episodeBack in the summer of 2020, the guys had a series of Facebook Live sessions called "Live in the Lounge!" SO... in honor of Mother's Day, the Live in the Lounge! where Sam's mom, Rose, joined, was a "no-brainer!"Sam also thought the time when Brie played SHENANIGANS (WAY BACK in episode 6), on her first appearance, would be a great way to wrap up the Mother's Day Special!The gents will be back, next week, with a brand new episode, but for this week... SIT BACK, RELAX, and enjoy the Mother's Day Special!Member: OddPods MediaPromo: Married with TelevisionFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us on www.oddpodsmedia.com along with all the other #OddPodsMedia family of shows!
5/10/202246 minutes, 23 seconds
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E128: Violet Lemay Draws Us All to the Lounge!

Everyone should be DRAWN to the #Lounge, this week! Many times it's said the guys act like children, so they brought children's book author/illustrator, Violet Lemay in to hang out! Not everyone was 100% on board, at the first mention of having a children's book person in (COUGH... MATT), but by the end of our time, with Violet, the guys were sad to see it end!Violet is such a kind and warm-hearted person, she made everyone feel better about life!She talked about how she came to the realization that she was made to write/illustrate books. She also is asked about her process of writing and illustrating.The question of whether her style varies by book or if you can tell it's hers throughout is asked. Also, how does the process differ when illustrating your own book to someone else's book. AND Richey is told he's funny.Bob Ross comes up, along with what Violet does to relax. Does she just sit and do absolutely nothing? We think you know that answer! The conversation is so good! Like it was mentioned, the time FLEW by! There were still some questions the guys wanted to be answered, and there was just such a good chemistry with the whole group that Violet will return! There isn't much more to say other than, SIT BACK, RELAX, and enjoy the time with children's book author and illustrator, Violet Lemay!Find Violet on ALL social media (search Violet Lemay), as well as www.violetlemay.com! You can see what she's up to, and buy her books!Members of OddPods MediaPromos: BFYTW & The Muck Podcast
5/3/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 54 seconds
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E127: AJ Roque OWNS the Lounge!

This week's guest is one like we've never had before on the show! We have an owner... of a FOOTBALL LEAGUE!The guys are joined by the owner & director of league operations, of the American Arena League (AAL), AJ Roque! He jumps right into the Lounge and talks about it all!When did the passion for football start? He talks about how many sports kept him busy, in high school, and which was his best. What went into his choice of the college he attended?Conversation leads to Richey asking about what offenses translate into the arena game. The guys then ask about the differences between arena and full-field football. Is there REALLY a HUGE difference? What led him, and his partner, to go into and buy the AAL? Immediately, what changes did they make? What was the reasoning for the league to take 2022 off?What is the target athlete the AAL is looking for, to fill roster spots? Is it young ones? Grizzled veterans? What are the goals the league wants to accomplish?There's talk about what is done "to relax," and the answer is a familiar one! What's AAL 2? Where does it hope to be, in the future?There are TONS of conversation direction changes, and they are magnificent!AJ talks about where in New Jersey he's at, and what allegiance he has in Major League Baseball... wanna guess who he roots for?! We don't know that you'll be able to guess! AJ's passion for the game of football, and making sure the AAL succeeds is contagious! He wants to work for it to be successful, and is certainly on the right track! We had more to talk about, but our time was already running long... so you know what that means?! RETURN GUEST! It's a great week with AJ Roque, owner/director of league operations, of the American Arena League! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalistenWant to be kept up to date on AAL news, announcements, and more? Just go to www.americanarenaleague.com, and sign up for the newsletter!Proud member: OddPods MediaPromos: The Muck Podcast & BFYTW**SPECIAL NOTE**Our hangout was recorded to be streamed, simultaneously, on our Facebook page, as well as on ASAP Network, the day following the published date of the audio episode. With that being said, the audio quality was a little spotty, in places, because of connections not working 100% the right way. IT'S STILL AUDIBLE (except for one spot that needed to be cut out), and the content is fantastic, too!
4/26/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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E126: VIP Section In the Lounge- Little Matt Returns!

We go VIP Section with this week's episode, behind the velvet ropes!Little Matt returns to the Lounge, and Sam & Richey wanted to hear about his escapades while he was not with them for two straight weeks!OH, GOODNESS... is it a story! We ALL know that Matt is AB-SO-LUTE-LY the most patient person (note the sarcasm), and he talks about the wonderful time he had trying to get to "The Happiest Place On Earth," and the craziness that took place! Text messages from airlines, calling "support" for something, computer systems not synching, people spending their whole spring break in an airport, and THAT'S NOT ALL... JUST TO GET THERE!Was it truly "The Happiest Place On Earth," once he got there? He got to eat in a castle! HOW WAS THAT?! Did he feel the pain of overpaying, once he was done?The guys talk about THEIR OWN experiences, at Disney, and have stories! Dropping a house payment?! When are the best or worst days to ride rides? Are the Fast Passes still a thing at Disney? They talk about keeping a "general" account of what you've spent!Little Matt FINALLY got something he'd been waiting for a long time to get, and Sam thinks Jo, his youngest, has the same thing!PROMOS: From the Middle Podcast & Beer'd Al PodcastMatt shares his experience, GETTING HOME, and it is just as wonderful as the trip out! How many times can a departure be scheduled before you decide, on a whim, to not fly?Where do you eat, on the road, with a young one? Sam shares one of his eating rules: You don't order a burger at a Mexican restaurant!Richey talks about getting to eat at one of his favorite restaurants! OH... and it gets worse! Matt talks about why he missed the second week! Sam piggybacks on the story to tell how his wife and he missed out on the fun! Matt MIGHT go a little too far with what he's happy he has in his house with what he had to go through!Richey brings up watching a lot of baseball games, and it spurs a discussion: What are your thoughts on Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, who pulled Clayton Kershaw after 80 pitches, and 7-innings of a perfect game?Little Matt continues on his adventure to get to the recording time, this week! Sam, ALSO has a little story to piggyback, yet again!Dad noises? Are you serious? "SHUT UP!"The conversation goes to watching old movies, and Sam talks about a show he's watching, and they talk about James Spader, and his acting style. That leads Matt to talk about a show he's watching, and then they go to one of Kevin Costner's movies.Matt has ONE MORE little story that leads to Sam saying, "Your sibling screaming, 'IT'S COMING BACK ON!'" and Little Matt says, "The worst is when you're mid-stream!"As the show comes to a close, Little Matt brings up a "National" day that needs to happen, and Sam sees a shirt, perhaps?!WOW... What. A. Show. The topics of this show are ALL OVER, with an over-arching theme of Matt being absent from the Lounge! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy what goes on behind the velvet ropes of the 500 Section Lounge!#grabalistenFollow us on Twitter (@500_section), Facebook (500 Section Lounge), and find us at www.oddpodsmedia.com, along with the rest of the OddPods Media family of shows!
4/19/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 17 seconds
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E125: Beer'd Al & BFYTW Mash It Up In the Lounge!

Little Matt is sick this week, and the guys had TWO, awesome guest hosts to come into the Lounge and try to fill Matt's shoes (no matter how LITTLE they are)!Lauren, from Beer'd Al Podcast, and Smoke, from BFYTW, come in and HANG OUT!Conversations start with the topic of moving, LOOKING like you just moved, getting Baja Blasted, and reaching triple-digit episodes!!There is a review of their visit to the crew's visit to Uranus, Indiana, last week! Talk about feats that were accomplished! Then they revert to being childish and laugh at things that are FUNNY!Sam, brings up an anniversary that he read about, while SMOKING... ribs, he was smoking ribs! It brings on the conversation about the biggest non-war/non-terror tragedies of the group's lifetimes, and maybe Britney Spears an appearance in the chatter!The conversation was as unstructured as ever, but oh goodness was it a treat! It's a wonderful conversation with these two OddPods Media Family members! They are always GREAT to have on the show!Find Beer'd Al at https://www.beerdalpodcast.com/!Find BFYTW at www.bfytwpodcast.com**DISCLAIMER**Smoke, a.k.a. Stevie, brought a game to play, from BFYTW! While we maintained a family-friendly language, the topic is one of an adult nature. If you normally listen to the show with little ears, it might be the best idea to stop listening when the audio disclaimer comes on.If you are OK with listening to an adult-topic game, brought to you by Smoke, from BFYTW, then enjoy this rendition of "Pulling a Stevie," (it's kind of "SHENANIGANS-adjacent")!Member of OddPods Media (www.oddpodsmedia.com)Promos: Big 10+4 Podcast & Super Media Bros Podcast
4/12/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 43 seconds
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E124: The Lounge Goes Wild In Uranus INDIANA!

This week's episode takes us to a wonderful land! The Lounge ventures off to Uranus... IN INDIANA! Our friend, the Mayor of Uranus, Louis Keen, hosts the guys from the newest location in Anderson, IN.Just two days after the Grand Opening, Louis sits and hangs out and talks about everything Uranus! The start of the show is the tail end of the Live In The Lounge! that was broadcast on Facebook Live, but then we have a special guest join us to play SHENANIGANS! Miss Tiffany jumps on the show to play, and let's just say, it was a LOAD of fun!After SHENANIGANS, Louis, Sam & RIchey (Little Matt is on vacation) talk about the future of Uranus, in both locations, and if Louis actually saw this being real when he opened on April 1, 2014?The show is loaded with laughs, jokes, and just plain good times! It wouldn't do it justice to try and list them all! What's the best way to find out?! Well, sit back, relax, and enjoy the time the Lounge spent, on location, at Uranus Indiana, in Anderson!#grabalistenFind out more about what happening in Uranus by going to www.uranusgeneralstore.com!Also follow the goings-on, on Facebook (Uranus General Store and Fudge Factory in Missouri, Uranus Indiana, the Mayor of Uranus, & Uranus Sideshow Museum)!
4/5/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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E123: Phil Barth Reps Believeland in the Lounge!

This week's guest helps the guys "believe!" Life-long Cleveland sports fan, and author, Phil Barth joins the Lounge!As you all know, Sam is a Chicago Cubs fan, and he speaks of how it has made him numb to many ridicules of life. With that, Phil offers a similar life-long pain, but with ALL of his sports team. The Cavaliers, Indians (now Guardians), and Browns have offered Phil such little joy in years past that he entered a bet with a co-worker to come up with a Cleveland sports-based tragedy for every day of the year! He talks about how easy it was, at the start and then something that got in his way, in 2016... It led to his book, "Hard to Believeland: The Cavaliers Won the NBA! The Indians Won the AL! The Browns Won a Game!"Along the way, Sam couldn't help but give Phil some guff about a certain something, and Phil was game! They talk about new baseball rules, how they feel about things taking place within the game, today, and how players could cure the issue of the shift. Sam threatens Little Matt with a comment he makes, but they all could actually see it happening! It gets to the point of how they could see Mike Trout knocking on Little Matt's door with laundry detergent?! Yeah, you probably should listen to that!The group talks about player favorites from their past and Phil shares how certain actions by the original owner of the Baltimore Ravens made seeing them win the bane of his existence! How many of those actions by the Ravens make the list? You will have to find out!The conversation moves to Phil being a fan of college sports, and they talk about the newest Cinderella in the NCAA tournament. Richey brings up another event from Phil's life that is of great interest: he was a contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," in 2003! The guys talk about how Phil was able to get on the show, and what question on which he ended his time on the show.This hang-out was ABSOLUTELY a fantastic time for the guys! They gave Phil an anytime invite back to the Lounge if that tells you how much it was enjoyed! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the time with Cleveland sports fan, and author, Phil Barth!Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Beer'd Al Podcast & Infectious Groove PodcastFind Phil's book, "Hard to Believeland: The Cavaliers Won the NBA! The Indians Won the AL! The Browns Won a Game!" on Amazon!See more about Phil's speaking engagements at www.philbarth.com!
3/29/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 21 seconds
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E122: Jim Piddock Gets CAUGHT In the Lounge!

It's never good to get caught with your pants down UNLESS it's with someone of the stature of this week's guest! Jim Piddock joined the fellas in the Lounge this week! WHAT, you don't know the name? Honestly, according to Jim, very few know the name! MOST people will recognize him, but won't know from where, and he has a good story about that topic! Let's just say, in the words of Little Matt, there's a 90% chance you've seen Jim in one of your favorite TV shows or movies! We're going to list a very few of the movies/shows in which he's appeared:Independence Day, Multiplicity, Coach (TV), Friends (TV), Lethal Weapon 2, The Drew Carey Show (TV), Best in Show, The Haunting of Bly Manor (TV), Modern Family (TV), Austin Powers: Goldmember, Two and a Half Men (TV), That 70s Show (TV)... the list continues, and we could fill another two pages! He is also an author! His book, "Caught with My Pants Down and Other Tales from a Life in Hollywood" is out now, and chronicles his many different experiences in his acting career!With such a resume, you might think Jim could be a little stand-offish, and that could NOT be further from the truth. From the start, when Sam talks about Jim being in Best of Show, with Fred Willard, the conversation is SO SMOOOOOTH! Jim embraces the conversation and talks about shooting the movie with Fred, and Christopher Guest.The topic goes to how Jim started acting, and his original thought of what he would do with his life... hint, it wasn't acting! He talks about getting butterflies, one of his worst experiences in a role (while still enjoying the product of it later in life), his favorite teams (soccer & baseball), and his thoughts on the NFL.This hangout was an absolute treat for the guys! Jim apologizes at one point near the end, and it was quickly explained that there was nothing which to apologize! Jim also shares about where the proceeds from the sales of his book will go, and why! Jim Piddock, while an amazing actor, shows that he is also an amazing human being! It is VERY easy to see why he's been in the game for so long!SO, sit back, relax and enjoy the time the guys spent with actor, author, and all-around great person, Jim Piddock!#grabalistenBuy his book, Caught with My Pants Down and Other Tales from a Life in Hollywood, on Amazon! You will not be sorry you did!Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Married with Television & Big 10+4
3/22/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 22 seconds
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E121: Karl Barth Kuts It Up In the Lounge, Again!

This week's guest is YET ANOTHER returner! This time, Karl Barth doesn't just come into the Lounge as a professional mini golfer, but rather on a new trek in his life too... as a comedian!A little over a year ago, he decided he would start doing gigs on the comedy circuit! He's always been funny, but now he's going around and sharing laughter with the masses!The guys literally brought Karl back to chat and catch up on what he's been up to since the last time he was here, over a year ago!They talk about his comedy style, where he's headed, and so many other things! Who was responsible for the Chicago Cubs winning their championship in 2016... hehehe... Karl shows the guys his money gun, and the ideas he has with a retired potato gun?The conversation starts talking about Karl having his own currency and is there really a place that has plastic money, seriously?!This hang-out is such a fantastic time with a friend of the Lounge! Karl will most certainly come back in the future! He kept all of us laughing and had such a great time!So, sit back, relax and enjoy the Lounge's visit with Karl Barth!Find out what all Karl is up to by going to www.kashmoneycomedy.com; www.jackputt.com; and www.minigolfreviews.com!
3/15/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 10 seconds
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E120: Doctor Megan Kate Nelson, We Presume?!

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE LOUNGE?!Welp, this week there is! The guys are joined by author & historian, Dr. Megan Kate Nelson, to chat about the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park, as well as its history! Megan is the author of "Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America."From the get-go, the guys jump into why Yellowstone was the first national park and not one that was in the eastern portion of the United States?What led her to want to be a historian, and when was the first time she was able to go to Yellowstone? What about her book? How long did it take to research and subsequently write it? Megan is brilliant in her answers! She is well-versed in the history of exploration, the topography, and even humorous stories from the team's journey into the uncharted territory of what is now known as Yellowstone National Park!Little Matt, like he often does, was searching things about Megan, and found an AWESOME bit of news, and it also sparked a conversation about our 26th president! Oh, the things Matt finds while searching things on the interweb!Before they knew it, it was time to part ways, and the guys still had questions they wanted to ask! NOT TO WORRY, Megan agreed to come back in the future to chat about her other books, as well as to hang out in the Lounge because "The Lounge is a good place!" (her words)In the opener, the guys talk about their, "I'm getting old moments," and Sam makes an announcement that is a surprise to both Richey and Little Matt, and they talk about it a little more in-depth! All in all, this episode is such an awesome time! Great history conversation, sharing thoughts and life events... it has it all! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode with Dr. Megan Kate Nelson! NOW, with fewer tangents (at least this episode)!Find more on Megan Kate Nelson by visiting her website at www.megankatenelson.com or find her on social media (Twitter, Facebook & IG) by searching Megan Kate Nelson!Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Keeping Up with the Cardassians & From the Middle
3/8/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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E119: Jeff Shaw Cleans Up in the Lounge!

The guys welcome in yet another fantastic comedian into the #Lounge this week! Jeff (with two Fs) Shaw comes in and hangs out! Jeff has been doing comedy for over 30 years, and Sam saw his comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy, and knew he would fit in with the Loungers! Currently, he does a lot of cruise ships, and then fills in free dates on land!Jeff is certainly not short on words, and the Lounge LOVES that! Honestly, there were only about 3 total questions asked to Jeff, but there was NOT a lack of things they talked about!Jeff talks about how he got his start in comedy, and how he KNEW he was going to be famous! Who were a couple of the comedians he interacted with, at the start, and who were some of the comedians who inspire him!Sam brings up the fact that Jeff is a clean comic, and why he chooses to do his act clean. THAT starts a lengthy answer that spawns other conversations, and stories about his past as a clean comic.He talks about how comedy is actually very technical and does take a lot of skill to be a great comedian!What a FANTASTIC time the guys had with comedian Jeff Shaw! There were topics left on the table which just means there is more to talk about when he returns!The show notes are short this week, but that is not AT ALL indicative of what all is talked about throughout the show! Jeff was so much fun, and the guys think you will love hearing the hangout with him! So, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!Find Jeff at https://comedianjeffshaw.com/ and find dates/locations, as well as cruises, where he's performing!
3/1/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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E118: Getting BEERD in the Lounge!

This week gets... BEER'D? They guys dip back into the OddPods Media pond and catch a WHOPPER!Lauren, Beer'd Al Podcast, joins the #Lounge for an OddPods Media MEGA Mashup! So what topics are covered? WELP, there are a TON, but of course, they talked about Weird Al!Sam has gone on the record, almost anywhere he can, that he feels Weird Al is the best songwriter because of his ability to write great lyrics to an ALready existing song, and Lauren put her 2 cents in on that topic! She answers when the obsession started, and how the show got its beginning. She HAS met Al, and she tells the story about that, as well as other people she has befriended because of him. Sam breaks off the conversation to get into the newest rendition of SHENANIGANS! It's a hoot, maybe a hoot and a half... ONCE THEY ACTUALLY START.The conversation flows while playing our game, as well as, after. Sam has an emergency (an EXTREMELY minor one), during the show, where he needed to step away, but that didn't stop the other three, and upon his return, he explains this unusual emergency.Later, the conversation gets to the point where Sam enlightens Lauren on the origination of the term, "Baker's Dozen..." and that leads Little Matt to tell the group he's started itching... almost like he has lice! EEEEEEE... Let's Chat! It's not so much an unusuAL or funny article, but rather a topic! It's such an odd-sounding, maybe even weird, topic. It spurs many tangents. Lauren fit in with these 3 dads. She even tells a Dad Joke! A fabulous time had by all, and it's a standing invite... Lauren is on the Lounge List, now! So, are you ready? Are you ready to take in this MEGA Mashup with Lauren, from Beer'd Al! It's ALways a great time talking to her, and we hope to have her on Speed DiAL!Sit back, relax, & enjoy the hang out with Lauren, from Beer'd Al!Find Beer'd Al on social media (Beer'd Al Podcast), and also www.beerdalpodcast.comFounding Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Infectious Groove & Big 10+4
2/22/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 59 seconds
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E117: Chandler Staton Boots it in the Lounge!

The guys in the #Lounge get the BOOT this week, in more ways than one! They are joined by former App St. Mountaineer, and potential NFL draft pick, Chandler Staton hangs out!Chandler is the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, and in Appalachian St. history. He talks about his time at App St, and his response is interesting.The guys then get in-depth on his process on how he prepares for a big kick, what typical practice consists of, and what type of bachelor party is having (getting married soon). Sam knows his fiance, from when she was his football manager when she was in high school, so they talk about him going through her to arrange Chandler coming back to the Lounge! The guys then ask about Chandler's technique and what all entails his kick, from the ground up. Chandler gets technical and talks about the different parts of the kicking process. What's the difference between an extra point and a 60-yard attempt? Interesting insight from someone who knows!What was it like, at school, the day after kicking the game-winning FG against nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina? Does he look at a single dimple or two, like Justin Tucker (PK for the Baltimore Ravens)? What if the ball is on the hash, how is the kicking process different? What is he doing now, while he's preparing for the NFL Draft? All of this, PLUS MORE, is covered in our time with Chandler!Overall, Chandler BOOTS it! OH... and he works for a BOOT company part-time... it probably isn't what you think it is, but it's OH SO GOOD! What a great time the guys had hanging out with a cool dude, like Chandler! They've already decided that after the draft, he's going to come back to talk about his next steps, in life and his career! It's great to have him as a Friend of the Lounge! SO, sit back, relax, & enjoy the hang out with Chandler Staton! #grabalistenFounding Member: Oddpods MediaPromo: Married with Television & Super Media Bros PodcastCheck out the new OddPods Media website: www.oddpodsmedia.com!
2/15/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 3 seconds
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E116: Naomi Grossman Peppers the Lounge!

Once in a while, the guys get salty with one another, so they decided to bring in some Pepper to the #Lounge, this week!Naomi Grossman, the actor who portrayed "Pepper" in the FX Network show, American Horror Story, the Asylum & Freak Show seasons, joined the guys!Naomi fit right in from the get-go, she quickly pointed out something that was awry, from Sam! It wasn't the only time a call-out was warranted, either. The guys immediately jumped into Naomi's process of becoming Pepper, and what it entailed (how long, etc.). The guys keep peppering her with AHS-related questioning... how long did it take to get make-up done to become Pepper? What was it like walking the red carpet? When was the first time you were recognized as being Pepper?They jump into Bite Me, the z...vampire rom-com, which comes out on-demand on February 8th. How different was the theatrical release from other movies? Is that HER doing the yoga poses in the movie? The guys ask her about when she knew she was going to go into acting. What was her college experience like? She also talks about a GREAT compliment from one of her college-mates. There are so many great little conversations that make up this EVENTFUL hang-out. The guys had a fantastic time with Naomi, and hope to bring her back in the future! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the time we have with a fantastic actor, and great person, Naomi Grossman!Proud Founding Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Super Media Bros Podcast & Keeping Up with the Cardassians
2/8/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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E115: Carol Graham Returns to Restore Hope in the Lounge!

The #Lounge brings back another one of their favorites! Author & purveyor of hope, Carol Graham, joins the guys for her second go-round! Carol is the author of Battered Hope, the host of the Never Ever Give Up Hope Podcast, and contributor to numerous blogs & magazines, and has an incredible story to tell! She encountered life-altering events that would cause most people to be done! Some topics we talk about, plus others:-Cancer-Rape-Husband Jailed WrongfullyWhile they are potentially heavy topics, Carol handles each with grace, seriousness, and laughter. The guys love hanging out with Carol because she exudes always maintaining hope, and making sure to get through to anyone going through anything, that there is ALWAYS hope!We talked about a lot in the time Carol was with the guys, and they didn't get to everything! That just means... yep... she will be coming back, in the future. So, sit back, relax, & enjoy the hang out with Carol Graham!#grabalistenFounding Member: OddPods MediaPromos: Beer'd Al Podcast & Infectious Groove Podcast
2/1/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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E114: Jeff Rasley Returns to Put the Lounge Into a Pickle

We LOVE having guests return to the Lounge, and this week we have a delightful return! Author and adventurer, Jeff Rasely comes back to hang out with the guys!Jeff hung out in May of 2021, and told great stories of his time in the Himalayas in Nepal and the Basa Village Foundation that he helped form, along with his time swimming with a whale! It was a great time, then, and this time it did NOT disappoint!Shortly after his last visit, Jeff started writing a new book. He finished it and published it, and wanted to come back and talk about the release of "A Pickleball Soap Opera: Love, Murder, and Pickleball," available exclusively on Amazon! We think Jeff used that as a reason to come hang out and talk with the guys again! Where did he get the information to incorporate into his book? Did he have "experts" to help him get things right? His answer MIGHT surprise you!They talk about the premise of his new book, but also talk about his time as a lawyer and defending people who he thought might be or he knew were guilty, having a very special editor, and being told by his mom that part of the new book, "was tough to read."The conversation moved to whether he was a fan of sports and the topic of hockey was brought up. The four talked extensively about growing up and watching the Fort Wayne Komets (IHL, ECHL), and the Indianapolis Ice (IHL, ECHL). An invitation was extended to the guys, and they JUST might take Jeff up on it SOON!The conversation was light, fun, entertaining, and just plain awesome! He has a standing invitation to come back any time, and hang out with the guys! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy our second visit with Jeff Rasley!#grabalistenProud Member of OddPods Media NetworkPromos: BFYTW & Married with TelevisionGet "A Pickleball Soap Opera: Love, Murder, and Pickleball," on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Pickleball-Soap-Opera-Love-Murder-ebook/dp/B09MV114XW
1/25/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Betty White Tribute: OddPods Style-E113

This is a VERY SPECIAL episode to the guys in the Lounge along with a couple of other fellow OddPodders, Russ from Infectious Groove Podcast, and Richie from Super Media Bros Podcast!Russ and Richie joined the conversation about the late, great Betty White! As you know, she passed away on December 31, 2021, and people mourned as they rang in the new year. Feelings turned to where people started to laugh as video clips were shared to show the brilliance of Betty, as an actress. Then, the deeper things were shared. It was well known that Betty was an animal lover, but some of the things you learned about her and seeing the pure joy she showed in helping, visiting, and loving on those animals... what a person! The show starts out with everyone talking about Betty, and then the conversation strays from JUST Betty to a conversation that was VERY LOOSELY linked to her! If you follow closely, she's there! Such a fun way to start a show tributing someone who was so quick-witted and funny!Why did they love her? What was their favorite role she played? What was their most memorable "cameo?" Richie's is a GEM! It's a conversation that reminisces about times when watching live TV was a thing and having memories linked to and around a show that was on once, and if you weren't recording it on the VCR, you weren't going to see it! It ventures to the world of commercials, and a time Betty makes a grown man want to cry! Little Matt runs into some internet issues, near the end, but he still comes through. Each of the gentlemen takes a turn in talking about what Betty meant to them, what she did, and how great she was and still is, today!The show is a tribute, but it doesn't seem like it was enough to express the way we felt about this person! We were VERY lucky, in the words of Russ, and we, at the Lounge, truly think that is a FACT!Enjoy the OddPods-style tribute to The First Lady of Television: Ms. Betty White!
1/18/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 50 seconds
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E112: Sara Im Enlightens the Lounge

How does the Lounge keep getting amazing guests?! This week raises the bar! Sara Im, author of "How I Survived the Killing Fields-A Story of Hope, Love and Determination," hangs out with the guys! Sara is a survivor of the Killing Fields in Cambodia in the 1970s. She grew up in Cambodia and when she graduated high school, she got the chance to go to college, far from home. While there, the communist regime took over the country and started to enslave MANY people. Sara was part of those being enslaved.She had SO much detail and different events that took place during her FOUR years of captivity! She talks about how a kitchen job saved her life! The fact that she attempted to escape from her captives, only to not succeed. THEN what was it that made her finally decide to escape for good? Where did she go? How much planning went into the escape attempt? Was she ever able to find her parents? Was there a moment of hopelessness? WHAT A STORY!Sara was a fantastic person to hang out with, in the Lounge! There were multiple times the guys were speechless, and we're pretty sure that's a first for the Lounge! Sam RARELY doesn't know what to say! You will not be upset or disappointed with her time spent with the guys! SO, sit back, relax and enjoy this week's hang out with Sara Im: survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields!Find Sara on LinkedIn as well as her website, https://www.saraim.com/.
1/11/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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E111: Kick-Off 2022 with a Super Media Bros MASHUP

After a couple of weeks off, the guys kick off the new year with a fantastic MASHUP with their OddPods Media brethren, Richie, from Super Media Bros Podcast! They like to talk about MANY different types of movies, TV shows, pop culture topics, and a BUNCH of other things in their show!The guys release the MASHUP on Richie's birthday! They talk about MANY different movies (mainstream & cult), TV shows (perfect ending, around too long, etc.), and just random topics that make you get a feel of SMB! THEN, Little Matt hosts a Let's Chat! The topic...? YOU WANT TO LISTEN! It's fabulous! It spurs a couple of tangents that are great, as well!The show notes will NOT do this MASHUP complete justice! They are all over the map on what they talk about, and that is the fun of the show! Richie is such a great person to hang out with and just have a conversation and go WHEREVER it takes you! Sam also brings a topic that was dubbed "Let's Chat! 2.0," and it's a "feel good," story, and it's a good way to wrap up the Let's Chat! segment!Such a GREAT time with Richie from Super Media Bros Podcast! There will be a return, from Richie, in the future, but for now... sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Check out the Super Media Bros Podcast at https://www.supermediabrospodcast.com/!Search "Super Media Bros" on all social media & interact with the show!
1/4/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 13 seconds
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E110: Chris Noel Talks Sasquatch in the Lounge!

This week we get a return visit from our resident sasquatch expert, Chris Noel, in the #Lounge! His newest documentary is the main topic of this visit! The documentary is called "How to See a Sasquatch," and can be found on YouTube by searching his name, "Christopher Noel!" Such an interesting and packed documentary of information and video/audio evidence of the existence of the sasquatch, from Chris. He talks about the audio he hears while out in the woods, and how there was evidence, the whole time, that sasquatch was communicating all the while he was recording, it just took more in-depth analysis. Richey asks Chris about how many sasquatches live in the contiguous US, and his answer is a little surprising! Sam shares that he is STILL on the fence about whether he thinks sasquatch exists, and Chris asks Sam why he is still on the fence? From all the evidence presented, what is keeping him from stating how he feels... Sam gives an answer, but it's still not definitive!Chris also talks to the guys about a controversy that his documentary caused among all of the sasquatch experts! It's a topic that provides an avenue for each expert to chime in, but Chris posits that if you just look at the film with an open mind, you will see there is a sasquatch in his videos!Such a great time with Chris Noel! Always full of information, facts, and opinions that allow people to form their own opinions on this topic! There will be a return, down the road, from Chris! The guys always enjoy having him on the show!SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Find his documentary, "How to See a Sasquatch," here: https://youtu.be/DlpssL94GsoYou can also go to his website: http://impossiblevisits.info/, to get more information about Chris, and you can find where to buy any of his books about the existence of sasquatch!
12/14/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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E109: Chef Walter Potenza Cooks It Up in the Lounge!

This week's guest cooks up some great conversation in the Lounge! World-renowned chef, Walter Potenza joins the guys and they talk FOOD!Walter grew up in Italy! After moving to the United States, he worked in different positions, until finally becoming the chef he is today! Walter talks about so many things, and the guys were so happy to be able to hang out with him! His biggest goal is to educate Americans on the tradition of Italian cuisine! He speaks about the Tour of Italy trips he sponsors in regions of Italy! He's been doing this since the early 1990s and he talks about what those trips entail.Sam asks about what the main differences are between American and Italian ingredients, and Walter nails the answer! The topic of Sam's eating challenge, in Florida, came up, and there were some laughs, but Walter also delivers news that makes Sam a little sad! The conversation covered so many different things, and they didn't cover anything CLOSE to covering Walter's list of accolades achieved in his career! He will be back to chat more about his life as a chef! The gentlemen LOVED hanging out with Walter! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the time with this AWESOME chef, and #grabalisten!Go check out and see what Chef Walter is up to at http://www.chefwalter.com/!
12/7/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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E108: Dan Henk Inks the Lounge Blue!

**DISCLAIMER** THIS SHOW CONTAINS VERY GRAPHIC DETAILS IN THE STORIES SHARED. THERE IS ALSO STRONG LANGUAGE USED IN THE HANG-OUT THAT WOULDN'T NORMALLY APPEAR IN THE LOUNGE. HOWEVER, WE ALL FELT THAT TRYING TO SILENCE OR BEEP OUT THE LANGUAGE WOULD TAKE AWAY FROM THE MESSAGE OUR GUEST IS GIVING. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LISTEN THIS WEEK BECAUSE OF THE STRONG LANGUAGE IN THE EPISODE, WE UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT YOUR REASONING. WE HOPE YOU #GRABALISTEN, NEXT WEEK!This week's guest has an amazing story! Tattoo artist, political cartoonist, brain cancer survivor, got into a fight with a crackhead, had his thumb's tendon sliced through completely, IN THE SAME FIGHT, and author... DAN HENK! What a fantastic conversation with someone who could have given up and blamed others for what was happening in his life, but instead chose to keep busting forward and realizing success that stems from his hard work! All of those things mentioned above about Dan, ALL TALKED OVER, plus there are other conversations that pop up through the course of their time together. Tragedy strikes Dan, and he talks about his wife... Dan was awesome!! SO, sit back, relax, be prepared for strong language, and ENJOY the great hangout with Dan Henk!Go see what all Dan has done, what's going on with him, and more at https://danhenk.com/! You will not be disappointed with the display of his work!
11/30/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 49 seconds
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E107: Adam Kingman Making It Happen in the Lounge!

The Lounge is "Making It" happen this week! Adam Kingman, winner of NBC's season 3 of their craft reality show featuring Amy Pohler & Nick Offerman, Making It, joins the guys! OH... and Adam is also the son of former Chicago Cub, Dave Kingman, and that makes Sam VERY HAPPY!Adam is a brilliant designer, and talked to the guys about all the different things he has designed, so much more!When was it he knew he had a knack for designing & creating things? When he was on the show, are those time allotments real or "made for TV?" How about the conversations with the hosts, do they REALLY take place while you should be designing? What goes on behind the scenes? These are all things that Adam puts well-thought and constructed responses together to answer!How about "The Hangover" franchise? What's he think about them? Did he know he lived in a tourist hot spot growing up in Lake Tahoe? Where's he living now? What does he like to read?These are all questions Adam just nails! He shows off an awesome poster he acquired, and let us tell you, it is riveting stuff for an audio podcast, but we CAN tell you, the guys LOVED it! There is SO MUCH that was covered in this hangout! Adam was brilliant, and there is most certainly and want/need to have him back on t talk about what he's up to!SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten to this conversation/hang out with Adam Kingman!Find Adam on Instagram and YouTube by searching "Adam Kingman." You will NOT be sorry that you did!
11/23/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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E106: FnA! It's Time For the Van Life!

FnA! That's the mantra for this week, because the guys talk to Frankie & Alex of FnA Van Life, in the #Lounge!They both used to live the busy life of living in New York City! They had high-paying jobs, and no kids... they were DINKS (Double Income, No Kids)! Even with that, they wanted "more!" We use the quote marks because they actually wanted to minimize their lives! They talk about the process it took to get to the point where they ended up living in a van, BY CHOICE! How did they meet, and whose idea was living the van life? Did they run into issues with trying to travel the country in the middle of a pandemic? When is the best time to drive through metropolitan areas? What area of the country do they like the best? Are they planning on children, and if so, what happens to their van life adventure? Frankie & Alex answer all that, and so much more! They were in a remote place, so their connection struggled, at times! They powered through and it was a fantastic time hanging out with these two! The time was cut short because of said internet connection issues, so the guys want them to come back and talk some more! ESPECIALLY once they visit the place Sam suggests to them!SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!To find out more about Frankie & Alex, go check out their website at https://fnavanlife.com/! You will find ALL of their social media, their YouTube videos, and A TON MORE! Search "FnA Van Life," across social media & YouTube to find them!
11/16/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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E105: Dalton Shetler Returns to the Lounge!

The Lounge returns to where it started... SPORTS! **IMPORTANT NOTE**This was recorded BEFORE Michigan State lost its undefeated status at the hand of the Boilermaker Special in West Lafayette, IN, on November 6th!Richey & Little Matt are gone, this week, so Sam brings the person who was the very first guest in the Lounge... DALTON SHETLER!Riding high after a THRILLING win over hated rival, Michigan, Dalton and Sam talk about the world of college football! Do the Spartans have what it takes to take down ANOTHER of their hated rivals, Ohio State?! Do the early season struggles of the Buckeyes foreshadow anything down the road, in Dalton's eyes? How does the MSU/Michigan football rivalry compare to the Purdue/IU in basketball There's a lot to unpack, and Dalton hammers them all! How about Georgia/Alabama? What happens if Alabama beats Georgia? What about if Georgia beats Bama? Why is Cincinnati getting no love? Matt asked Sam to ask, "How in the world does Notre Dame get ranked below Alabama when the Irish lost to the #2 ranked team, and the Tide lost to a non-ranked opponent? Dalton... nails it!They switch to college basketball, and Sam asks if he's just being a homer thinking Purdue has a chance to be REALLY good this season! Dalton has some interesting thoughts on that, and a TON MORE on the B1G coming season! OH, and how about this one, and this was important... What is the right month to feature pumpkin pie as the "Flavor of the Month," if you are Dairy Queen (no free ads)?ALWAYS great having Dalton on! Sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!Be sure to check out his show "The Sports Life," on SiriusXM! Catch him on Fridays at 6:00 pm on channel 372!
11/9/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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Friday Bonus! Let's Chat! Simple Math

SURPRISE! We are giving you a little end-of-the-week BONUS! WOOHOO!You might have caught it when the guys talked to Russ, from Infectious Groove Podcast, about A&W restaurants introducing a 1/3 pound burger and THEN are now introducing something a little "different!" WELP, this spawned from a Let's Chat! that Little Matt introduced before the guys talked to Russ!Let's Chat! Simple Math!Got a Let's Chat! Topic? Email us at [email protected]/Text us on the Let's Chat! Hotline at (682) 800-CHAT (2428)!
11/5/202111 minutes
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E104: EMERGENCY GUEST-Russ From Infectious Groove

The guys had a time cross-up with their guest this week so they had to call an audible and get an emergency guest, and WOW, did they have a good one! Russ from the Infectious Groove Podcast joined the guys in the Lounge! Russ is the main co-host of the show, and you can see why the show is successful! He's funny, kind, thoughtful, and can be brilliant on the fly!Sam starts, right away, with the hard-hitting, "Do you know the technical name of a Rolodex?" The topic of Joe Elliot & Billy Joel singing "Pour Some Sugar On Me," comes up and that spurs conversation about the lyrical "genius" of that song! ALSO, Russ mentions "probably the nastiest lyric from all songs that go unnoticed/ignored." Do you know which line he's talking about?! While they talk about music a bunch, they also talk about another high-profile topic... When is the appropriate time to start playing Christmas music?! Sam has a VERY steadfast time when he deems it acceptable and is finding it harder and harder to stay quiet about it! Russ, too, has a stance on it! With that, they talk about Russ' past profession, and how that correlates to his feeling!The show is fantastic! Russ will return on a date that he's actually scheduled to be a guest! He is great! SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!Find out everything Infectious Groove at https://www.infectiousgroovepodcast.com/
11/2/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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E103: Carol Graham Brings Hope to the Lounge

This week's guest brings a TON of hope to the Lounge! Author of the book, "Battered Hope," and the host of the podcast, "Never Ever Give Up Hope," Carol Graham hangs out! Carol has had to deal with A LOT of things that would break someone if they even had to go through just one of the incidents!They get to know Carol throughout their time together! From the convincing to write her book, to an **EXCLUSIVE STORY!**The guys talked about so many things with Carol but left a bunch still to talk about, which is why they have already booked her to return! FANTASTIC HANG OUT! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Proud Founding Member of the OddPods Media NetworkPromo: Married with TVGo check out Carol's website at https://batteredhope.blogspot.com/.You can also grab her book, "Battered Hope" on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Battered-Hope-Carol-Graham/dp/1939748062
10/26/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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E102: Eric Rolland Builds Up the Lounge

This week's guest was nothing short of fabulous! Actor, Eric Rolland, joined the Lounge and talked to the guys about so many different things! Most notably, Eric is the man who portrayed JP Morgan in the History Channel's Docuseries original, "The Men Who Built America!" Sam sort of fanboys out, because he has used The Men Who Built America in the classroom when he was teaching in person. He talks about what he saw the series, accomplishing, and it leads Eric to present the concept of "docu-tainment!" They all talk about how some topics need an entertainment component in order for some people to be able to enjoy it. Eric talks about hoping that spurs something in someone to further their knowledge on a subject. Eric also offered yet another perspective of how actors approach their trade. He talks about his preparation for a part, his mindset when he's up for a part, and what city he enjoys the most, of all that he's traveled. Eric and Sam then talked about how important JP Morgan was in the construct of the country, at a time where it was still up for grabs on the topic of success! The conversation is absolutely one that isn't a shallow one! The guys THOROUGHLY enjoyed their time with Eric Rolland! So, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Find Eric online at http://www.ejrolland.com/@ejrolland on Twitter!Promo: Infectious Groove PodcastAd: Stamps.com
10/19/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
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E101: Miles Doleac & The Magnificent Jeremy London Steal the Show

Welcome to “The Magnificent Jeremy London Takes Over the 500 Section Lounge!” That’s right, actor Jeremy London joins the guys this week! Along with Jeremy, Miles Doleac joined the show! Miles is an actor who wrote, produced, directed, and acted in the movie DEMIGOD (out in select theaters & On Demand, October 15th), talked about wearing the different hats of movie production.From the start of the show, Miles and Jeremy are at peak form! Jeremy asks Miles a question and then apologizes for taking over the show. Sam and Little Matt have NO ISSUE with him doing so! The guys talk about beard acting, and lack of sleep from having a baby! The topic of Jeremy in “Mallrats” comes up and the guys talk about different methods of directing, and how the process looks completely different from one director to another! Sam brings up the ease of seeing Jeremy in DEMIGOD, and the topic goes to “losing” the actor and “finding” the character of a part. Jeremy talks about trying to prepare young actors, at his acting school, he instills the importance of certain aspects of acting, to keep growing as actors. Little Matt brings up the difficulties and differences in the movie world of a pandemic. Miles expands on how difficult it was, but that the world is in need of content, so if it can be created, it will be seen. They talk about how the cast of a movie grows to be part of a family, and how they both felt safer on the set compared to other places. Miles’ educational accomplishments come up, and the group talks to him about having a doctorate in Ancient History. Miles shares that he does fall back on that education to incorporate historical elements into his films! Richey joins the party late, but throws in a question that gets everyone going… What’s your favorite superhero? The answers were not unusual, but Jeremy states he didn’t know a certain person, when on the set of Mallrats. It’s a great show! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!DEMIGOD is out in select theaters and on-demand, on October 15th! Go find Miles (@miles_doleac) and Jeremy (@SirJeremyLondon) on Twitter!Promo Music: "Midnight" by Serge Quadrado
10/12/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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100th Episode & 2-Year Birthaversary Pt. 2

The Super-Sized Part 2 of our 100th Episode & 2-Year Birthaversary is here! The guys add even MORE to this part! Russ, co-host of Infectious Groove Podcast joined the guys! Also in on the action is Rico and CJ from PodAskew Podcast! OH, and a HUGE CELEBRITY MADE HIS WAY TO THE LOUNGE... is the anticipation killing you? It... is... THE MAYOR OF URANUS, Louie Keen! All the way from Uranus Indiana (the #2), Louie cancelled plans to join this celebration! There is a conversation about former guests, the trip it has been through getting to this level of longevity, and even more guest messages! The time was set to talk with fellow podcasters to chat about the difficulties of getting to this benchmark, talk to one of our FAVORITE guests, and just laugh and have a good time!They guys succeeded because it was a fun, heartfelt second half to the biggest show the guys have had to date!SO, sit back, relax & enjoy the second half, of the Episode 100 and 2-Year Birthaversary celebration! #grabalisten
10/7/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 56 seconds
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100th Episode & 2-Year Birthaversary Pt. 1

IT IS FINALLY HERE! The biggest show we've had to date! It's the 100th Episode & the 2-Year Birthaversary for the 500 Section Lounge!The guys had SO MUCH for this show, they had to split it into two parts! Part 1 is a special episode of SHENANIGANS! Smoke from BFYTW (another OddPods Media Network show) joined the guys to play this round! It was so much fun!There are a couple of surprises and the guys talk about some past guests, and then also something that kept Little Matt from meeting one of the Lounge's guests! It's full of laughs and reminiscing! It wets the beak a little, and will make you ready for Part 2!It's a fantastic way to kick off the BIG SHOW! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Follow BFYTW on Twitter, and see what they're up to at http://bfytwpodcast.com/
10/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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September Bonus Cut Four: Let's Chat! & New Network Affiliates

Our final September Bonus Cut is a good one! The guys talk about the newest affiliates of the OddPods Media Network! The Muck Podcast is a political "true crime" podcast! The ladies with the Muck Podcast are a great addition in a genre that is VERY popular, and OddPods was very lucky to get this one!Another is the Beer'd Al Podcast! This podcast is dedicated to beer... and Weird Al Yankovic! This show is fantastic, and one of three Weird Al podcasts mentioned on HIS website! Another BIG GET for OddPods!Keeping Up with the Cardassians is another affiliate, SOON TO BE FULL MEMBER, and Sam really dropped the ball by JUST talking about them. They are a Star Trek Deep Space Nine, and more! They are VERY active on social media, and OddPods is very excited at the fact they're going to be a member soon!THEN, Little Matt decides the guys need to pick lice, and just know... this topic is fantastic! September is wrapping up, and the guys are gearing up for their BIG SHOW, next week! Episode 100 & 2-Year Birthaversary is going to be HUGE! So, for now, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!
9/28/202135 minutes, 1 second
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September Bonus Cut Three: Lounge Logic

This week's September Bonus Cut is the debut of a new segment... kinda! The guys "know" things, things that they believe to be true, but have never really looked up if it's accurate or not! To them it's logical, and it's true! SO, they will have the other two fact-check them, and see how sound their logic is on that nugget of knowledge! THUS "Lounge Logic" is born!The debut of "Lounge Logic" starts out pretty rocky, and doesn't get much better as it goes! It's fun, don't get us wrong, but before Sam can even explain... they go on a tangent, and it just keeps going. They talk about college football, TV, Mr. Rogers, and a plethora of topics, ALL while trying to complete Sam's Lounge Logic topic! It's fun, and it's a BONUS CUT! Enjoy! #grabalisten!
9/21/202136 minutes, 1 second
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September Bonus Cut Two- JOJO Says Whaaaat?! & Let's Chat!

Week Two of the September Bonus Cuts brings you TWO different segments! The guys bring back JoJo Says Whaaaat?! Sam asks his 6-year-old (JoJo) 5 questions, and Richey & Little Matt try and guess how JoJo answered the questions! It's always fun trying to figure out where he goes with his answers!After that, Little Matt has something to talk about, and decides it's time to pick some lice! Let's Chat! You never really know where he's going on his selections, and this one was a good one! September Bonus Cuts... they are AWESOME! Enjoy the content, while the guys get ready for the big show at the start of next month! Drop us a line on the Let's Chat! Hotline at (682) 800-CHAT (2428), and let us know what you think, new ideas you have, or things you'd like us to cover!We love what we are doing for you, and if you would like to show your support for the Lounge, you can buy us a Ko-fi (coffee)! Go to https://ko-fi.com/500sectionlounge and if you feel inclined, donate the cost of a great cup o' joe, to the Lounge, and we will put it to good use! We love you, no matter what!
9/14/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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September Bonus Cut One: SHENANIGANS

September Bonus Cut One is an extended version of SHENANIGANS! This is the maiden voyage for 2021 of the guys' favorite game! It's been over nine months since they've played, and they get side-tracked, but IT IS fun! The guys are enjoying their hiatus, but they are SO looking forward to picking back up and going full force in October!For now, enjoy September Bonus Cut One, SHENANIGANS, and be sure to check out past episodes that you enjoy or maybe haven't heard in a while! Just be aware, we sound A LOT differently (sound quality) than those earlier ones!Hit us up on the Let's Chat! Hotline: (682) 800-CHAT (2428) We always look forward to hearing from you!You can also go to our PodPage: https://www.podpage.com/the-500-section-lounge-podcast/
9/7/202135 minutes, 48 seconds
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E99: Actor Sean Dillingham Turns the Lounge Blue

**DISCLAIMER** We are very much a family-friendly show, but this week's guest provided content that contains PG-13 language, and beeping or removing some of his responses would have taken away from the content. Please be advised and if it means some ears don't hear this week's show, that's something up to you to decide! ENJOY!**This week the Lounge goes blue-ish! Actor Sean Dillingham joins the guys to talk about his career! Sean has appeared in over 110+ commercials and 60+ films and 20 national television series. He has had network television appearances on The NightShift, Longmire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, This is Us, Yellowstone, & Better Call Saul! He has acted alongside Kevin Costner, Jane Seymour, Don Ameche, Stacy Keache, Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg, Milo Ventimiglia, Bob Odenkirk, and more!The guys start out just getting to know Sean and how a tree gave him the acting bug. They also ask about some of the commercials he's appeared in, and the inspiration on how he played some of the characters! Sean talks about when auditioning, he was up against some very STOUT competition and that's when he just decides to "swing for the fences." He talks about how he treats an audition, and how it can help with the anticipation of getting the part.Sean talks about some of the parts he's played, in his career, and that when on the set for Better Call Saul, he was getting ready to enjoy breakfast and interacts with a pretty important person! Now with the "new" way of casting calls (digitally), how does he do his auditions? Does he prefer it this way or the way it WAS? Why is it important to have "odd" qualifications? How does he decide to acquire some of his experience? How was working with an NBA superstar, on a commercial? This show is packed! It is so fun! It's a little blue in the language, but that happens! Sean was fantastic, and it was important to keep the value of his hangout! So, if you want to laugh and get to know a cool guy... sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!Go read up on Sean and see some of his commercials and other appearances, at https://www.seandillingham.com/! You will not be upset!
8/31/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 33 seconds
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E98: George Johnson Does Not Double-Cross the Lounge!

This week's guest brings a real-life legal thriller to the Lounge! Author of "Double Crossed: A Memoir," George Johnson hangs out and tells his story!Steeped into mental health, Sam dives in right away and asks George about his story with mental health. It holds a special meaning to him for various reasons! George talks about those reasons! Being a man who struggled with mental health, did he find it hard to talk about, at first, and what made him WANT to share his story? Growing up in North Richmond, VA, George talks about the great "shock" to his system when he went to prep school for his senior year. How did basketball get him to college? He also addresses the differences in life at a small D-3 Mennonite university compared to being in Richmond! How was the transition? Were there things that popped up during his time in college that the community and he had to address? Matt brings up a story, from the book, about a certain pair of shoes that meant something to George. It spurs a small conversation of things that bring back good memories!George then starts talking about his time dealing with federal charges that were brought upon him, through testimony from a family member or two! Why would they do this? What did that do to his relationship with those family members? Will he ever forgive them?Speaking of family, he has children. How difficult is it to instill the value of family to his children when he doesn't have those values? What led to the next round of federal charges? Why would the government give him federal house arrest instead of prison time? Did he make good of the time he was on house arrest? George tells his story with authenticity and holding nothing back! He admits there were things that he probably could've done better, but he's working on concentrating on those things he can control, at this time! It was a FANTASTIC time hanging out with George Johnson!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy this fascinating story! #grabalistenFind out where you can purchase "Double Crossed: A Memoir," go to https://2xcrossed.com/welcome45248733
8/24/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 20 seconds
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E97: Carla D. Bass Influences the Lounge!

The Lounge gets REALLY influenced by this week's guest! Air Force Colonel (Ret.) and author Carla D. Bass joined the guys! Author of the "Write to Influence," Carla has fine-tuned writing to the point where she helps people with their resumes, grant proposals, scholarship applications, and so many other examples! There are techniques she uses to make a person's writing become more effective and stand out from other writing. Carla was VERY insightful! For Sam, when they talked about grammar and proper ways to use certain phrases & words was pretty much "geeking out" (yes... that IS very weird!)! She wasn't just here to talk about that, she also talked about her life in the military! How did she "get the itch" to join the military? Why intelligence? Were her parents supportive? Who influenced her while going up the ranks? She was not shy to talk about the trials and tests of being a woman, in the 1980s, in a position of an officer in the US military. She let it all out!Little Matt asks where "Write to Influence" came out of, and if was it well received. Carla talks about that and the fact that OTHERS were asking her to teach them her process because of the results she was getting with her techniques! SO interesting how good writing can obtain things for you that might not have been available with sub-standard writing!Carla was so fantastic! She was funny, inquisitive, sharp... THE TOTAL PACKAGE! She REALLY influenced the way we wrote the show notes, this week! Not too long-winded, but succinct and to the point! SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!To check out what Carla has to offer, in the way of services, or buy her book go to https://writetoinfluence.net/!
8/17/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds
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E96: Gayle Martz Safely Bags the Lounge

This week’s guest goes to the dogs! The Lounge is all abuzz from the guys’ time with author and entrepreneur Gayle Martz! Gayle invented the Sherpa Bag Pet Carrier Line. The bags allow small dogs, cats, and other animals to safely travel on airlines and in cars! The conversation started right away with the guys asking what made her want to do this for pets, and Gayle jumps right into her story. After years of being a flight attendant and loving her dogs, she decided it was time to leap doing this venture! Sam asks her about the process of developing the policy for the airlines to accept that her bag met the standards and away she went! The conversation, while questions were asked, was Gayle’s! She had SO much to say that the guys sat back and just listened to what she had to say. As a flight attendant, she talks about her travels and her determination to keep pets safe while they travel. The guys asked her about those people who wrote testimonials for her bags, and the person specifically asked about is VERY well known! What’s next for Gayle? She shares a fun answer! Where is her favorite destination while working with the airlines? What does she do to relax? It’s all a great way to spend a hangout! The guys enjoyed talking about their dogs (who also make several “appearances” during their time with Gayle) with her, and then also made it a fun conversation and just very enjoyable for all! There are a lot of things covered, and the guys think it is a beautiful way to #grabalisten!Check out https://gaylemartz.com/ and find out what Gayle is up to along with going and buy her book!
8/10/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
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E95: Jim Morris Brings the Heat to the Lounge!

This week’s guest REALLY brings the heat! The man behind the story of the Disney movie, “The Rookie,” Jim Morris joins the Lounge!Jim has a PHENOMENAL story, just from what the movie covers, but the guys really get deeper and talk to him about life leading up to the start of the movie, how well Disney tells the story in the movie, and what has happened SINCE the movie.Jim talks about getting drafted out of high school, even though he didn’t play baseball at his high school! He was drafted two different times, and the first time he was drafted… HE SAID NO TO THE BOSS! After going to the Brewers, he found out that he wasn’t such the big fish he initially thought… and while in the minors he suffered a career-ending injury. He talks about his college experience and how it differed from high school. Sam then asks about the bet he made with his high school baseball team. Was the movie accurate in how it came about? Jim’s answer was great! He expanded on it and what he was hoping Disney would capture. What portions of the actual story did he not want to be covered in the movie? Jim gained an unexpected friend, through his connection with the movie as well! After his first season in the majors, and was signed with the LA Dodgers, he started to develop a difficulty of judging where the ball was going… He was then diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Instead of letting it take over his body, he decided to take a different route.There were trials and tribulations from when he started to where he is now… he has leaned on his faith, never failed to work hard, and never took things for granted! What an inspiration and a GREAT time the guys had with Jim Morris! There is SO MUCH in this hangout, that we are sure we have forgotten to notate something, but that just means you should sit back, relax, & #grabalistenGo to https://www.jimtherookiemorris.com/ to get his new book, “Dream Makers,” to see what he’s up to, and even book him for a virtual or in-person speaking engagement!
8/3/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 43 seconds
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E94: It's Time for Aaron Willard in the Lounge!

It's time, for the guys to go back to high school, this week! Long-time high school softball coach, baseball coach, and Sam's 7th-grade P.E. teacher, Aaron Willard joined the #Lounge! As the Athletic Director and current head baseball coach, Aaron works on making his boys better each day, along with keeping the entire athletic department running smoothly! He talks about how he got into coaching, and how he approaches coaching kids who are at a young and impressionable age. Who were some coaches who influenced him, growing up? How do you handle parents who want to "talk?" What win does he remember most? The answer..? Is a REALLY good one! Sam brings up the fact that Aaron was one victory away from being the only coach in the state of Indiana to win a state title in softball (Class 1A state title in 1998) and baseball (Class 2A runner-up in 2021), and if there was any thought about the accomplishment leading to the state finals? He also brings up the rain delay and team meeting during the 1998 state finals and talks about the leadership he had with that team. With over 500 victories as a softball coach, and over 100 as a baseball coach, has he given ANY thought about that leading him to become a Hall of Fame coach? How much longer does he intend on coaching? He's in his last travel ball season with his youngest son, why is that a good thing?He was also Sam's 7th-grade P.E. teacher... he had NOTHING to say about Sam as a student, soooo... that's a good thing? Sam & Richey had a great time chatting with Aaron! It was something they REALLY enjoyed since they both coach, and love high school sports! After they signed off with Aaron, Sam & Richey decided to "Just Chat!" Since Little Matt wasn't here, they couldn't have a "Let's Chat!" so, like last week, when Little Matt & Sam had a chat, they officially named the segment "Just Chat!" An unusual topic about the prize of a lottery one state is holding! GOOD STUFF!All-in-all it's a FANTASMIC time! SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!
7/27/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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E93: Actor Courtney Gains Joins the Lounge!

This week's guest comes out of the corn to join us in the #Lounge! It's MALACHI! Star of the 1984 movie, Children of the Corn, and SO MANY other great movies, Courtney Gains is the guest with the guys!Having played roles in movies such as the aforementioned Children of the Corn, The Burbs, Memphis Belle, Back to the Future, Can't Buy Me Love to name just a few, Courtney talks about what it's like being an actor throughout his whole entire adult life! With over 30 years of acting, he has seen a lot and worked with a TON of actors. He talks about whether HE gets star-struck, even though he's been acting for so long. Has there been a role he didn't know would be a hit when he took the job? Does he remember life before acting? What does he do to get ready for a role? They're all answered!Little Matt mentions Courtney has guitars on his wall and asks if he plays, and Courtney talks about his new album, "Acoustic Gains, vol. 1!" They then get onto the topic of music and how it has changed over the years, and how now acoustic is a "specialty." They talk about Courtney's role in "Queen Bees." A movie starring Academy Award-winning actress Elen Burnstyn, Ann-Margaret, Jane Curtain, Lorretta Devine, along with James Caan, and Christopher Lloyd, Courtney talks about being able to be in a scene with the leading ladies and how he learned from them even though he's been acting for so long!They DO get onto the topic of baseball and watching the Cubs on WGN when he was growing up in LA. He talks about being able to go to Wrigley and enjoy the experience of a baseball game at the Friendly Confines. Such a great time with Courtney! The guys would LOVE to have him back to catch up on things he's doing, and enjoy the time with him again!After their hang out, Sam, and Little Matt "Just Chat!" Richey wasn't present for the closer, and Matt had a topic he wanted to talk about, SO... they did! You can't have "Let's Chat!" without all three present, so it's "Just Chat!" It's a REALLY good topic... and it was good to Just Chat!Wonderful show! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!
7/20/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 39 seconds
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E92: Greg Sullivan Talks Turkey in the Lounge!

This week's guest talks turkey! DISCO TURKEYS, that is! A co-owner and President of Gameday Operations of the Carolina Disco Turkeys, Greg Sullivan joins the Lounge!The Disco Turkeys are a first-year team in the All-American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA), and Greg talks about how the team came about! What led him to want to take ownership of a baseball team? What did he do before this venture? WHERE IN THE WORLD DID THE NAME DISCO TURKEYS COME FROM FOR THE NAME? He answers them all!Richey asks how they go about getting the players for the team. Since they are an amateur baseball league, where do the players get housed? In a year that we've gone through, Greg tells about the hurdles that come from that, and what they are doing to try and keep everyone safe according to guidelines.Sam brings up that they are in The Lounge, and they have the Disco Turkeys owner hanging out, and that SHOULD mean there should be SOME SORT of official relationship... Greg agreed! SO, the Carolina Disco Turkeys became the Official Team of the 500 Section Lounge! We have audio proof... IT HAPPENED, and IT IS BINDING... we think!The guys asked about game day. How busy has it been, up to the time of recording? What kind of promotional nights are there? DO FANS GET TO KEEP FOUL BALLS? Being a league with teams so close, how far are the road trips? The guys covered so much, it was just an amazing chat with the co-owner and President of Gameday Operations of OUR Carolina Disco Turkeys! Little Matt was on baby duty, so he didn't make it this week, but he will be back next week! SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!Follow the Disco Turkeys on all social media; just search "Disco Turkeys," and BOOM, you will find them!Go to their website at https://www.discoturkeys.com/! See how the season is going, and ALSO visit the Fowl Territory Team Shop! Gobble up some of the great shirts, hats, AND JERSEYS they have to offer!
7/13/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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E91: Casey O'Brien Holds His Own in the Lounge!

This week's show is constructed a little differently. Our guest hangout is only about as half as long as we normally have because he was ON HIS LUNCH BREAK, but we put together some other things that made this show its "normal length." OUR GUEST... OH GOODNESS, what an honor for the guys this week to talk to the former holder for the Minnesota Golden Gopher football team (2017-2020), and 5-time cancer survivor, Casey O'Brien! Casey was first diagnosed with cancer when he was 13 and was told that contact sports were now out of the question because of the knee reconstruction he had to go through to survive! He talks about the process of convincing his doctors to let him play, as well as trying to find a college that would sign off on him playing in a game if the situation presented itself. Casey also talks about the mental side of going through, yet again, another cancer diagnosis, along with who was there for him through the fights. He talks about what he likes to do for fun, what he does now, and what Coach PJ Fleck is like, on and off the field!Another thing he talks about is the hospital he spent A LOT of time in, during his times as a patient! He talks about what it meant to him to be there, and THEN be able to accomplish what he has since being a patient there. It drove him to start a Go Fund Me page to raise $1 million to transform the infusion center and patient/family experience within the Journey Clinic at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. WHAT A GREAT CAUSE! If you would like to donate, PLEASE DO, and go to https://crowdfund.umn.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=1194 to donate!The guys want to bring Casey back on and chat about how things are going with raising the money, as well as catching up with this great person! The Lounge wishes him all the best!For the rest of the show, the guys decided they needed to Crack-a-Six-Pack! They have some things weighing on them, so they need to vent! Then, Little Matt drops a Let's Chat! on them that is QUITE the topic! It's not Farting Tree Furniture, but it's great!The show, overall, is NOTHING if it weren't for Casey O'Brien! He was FABULOUS! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten of the hang out with Casey O'Brien!
7/6/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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E90: The Lounge DISCovers Scott Stokely!

This week the guys DISCover a sport that's growing MUCHLY, in the country! DISC GOLF! Scott Stokely joins the Lounge, owner of 17 national and world tournament & distance titles, and professional disc golfer! Scott has been playing disc golf, on and off, for almost 40 years, and he enlightened the guys about the world that none of them knew about! How much does it cost to play? How about getting a set of discs to be able to play? Can you throw with both hands? Where can you play? Are there similar rules and approaches to disc golf compared to "ball" golf? Every single one of these questions is answered! How did Scott get started playing? What made him play every day? Scott talks about a low time in his life and how going into a disc golf store made him realize what he needed to do to straighten things out!The guys talk about Blue Power, a venture Scott started. It's adaptive disc golf for people with special needs! It allows ANYONE to be able to play the sport he loves, and allows the game to grow across ALL different groups!There is nothing that's off-limits! He talks about how he doesn't have a home any longer, and he doesn't EVER intend for that to change! What does he like to do, "for fun?" HAHA... also what he and his girlfriend like to do in towns they visit!Scott ends the hangout with a story about the BEST "attraction" he and his girlfriend had visited! It is HILARIOUS!What a fantastic time the Lounge had with Scott Stokely! You can find him at https://scottstokely.net/, and on social media by searching Scott Stokely! You can also find him on YouTube! What a great guy and the Lounge would love to have him back again!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy Scott Stokely!#grabalisten
6/29/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 11 seconds
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E89: Contingency Plan Part 2

It happened again! This time our guest, George Johnson, was late and we wanted to make sure he got his due time, so we rescheduled him! So this week's contingency plan was for the guys to just talk about varying topics! Sam talked about the struggles of packing, and then realizing he hadn't even scratched the surface on all the STUFF he had accumulated in his time at the house he lives in, currently! Little Matt talks about life with a newborn, and what he's "learned" up to this point! Richey mentions wanting to do something that they hadn't done in a while, so that sparked Little Matt to start a "Let's Chat!" OH goodness! The topic was submitted by a listener, and it went to places that were epic! During the "Let's Chat!" a surprise guest came into the Lounge, and he talked about some GREAT things happening in his neck of the woods and beyond! THE MAYOR OF URANUS joined the guys for an impromptu appearance! "Let's Chat!" took them to a place where the Mayor coming in, was PERFECT! Louie tells the guys about a purchase he made, but he couldn't say what it was, or where it was, or who is involved, but the guys were ECSTATIC over the news!The Mayor shares (recording of the radio-style), a TikTok video of him teaching someone how to make fudge! It is quite possibly one of the greatest videos ever!The contingency plan, this week, worked out perfectly! While the guys wanted to talk to George Johnson, they got to talk to one of their favorite people, and learn A TON about what he's got going on in Uranus, and beyond! It's a great show! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Hit up the Mayor and the Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store at (in our most rattly and deep voice): www.uranusgeneralstore.com!
6/22/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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E88: Glenn Marini Debuts in the Lounge!

This week's guest was one that was MUCH more than sports talk with a television station's Sports Director! Glenn Marini, Sports Director for WANE 15 (CBS affiliate in Fort Wayne Indiana), joined Sam & Richey in the Lounge, and it was such a great time, AND it was his first-ever podcast appearance!From nearby Muncie Indiana, Glenn talked about his time working in a VERY small television station in Kentucky, where he KNEW being on TV was for him! Going from there to Arkansas wasn't something that was expected, but something great happened there that kept him there longer than he wanted, but eventually, he made it back to the Hoosier state, and the position he now holds!What led him to television? Growing up in Muncie, how in the world did he end up going to college at Miami University of Ohio? What was one of his most memorable experiences since becoming a sportscaster? How about the WEIRDEST?! Glenn shares so many stories that are funny, unusual, and UNEXPECTED! He shares a Peyton Manning story that... well, you just have to hear it! What is the biggest change he's seen with high school sports in his time as a sportscaster? He does some name-dropping, and that's A-OK! His take on people and comparing them to their public persona is a good one! What a fantastic time the guys had with Glenn! It's definitely imperative they have him back because they only scratched the surface with him! You will certainly enjoy the guys reminiscing about things around the town of Muncie, because all three of the guys went to Ball State, and Glenn... well he grew up there!SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Find Glenn on Twitter: @glennmariniWANEand on Facebook: Glenn Marini WANE 15
6/15/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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E87: Dave Raymond Brings the FUN to the Lounge!

This week's guest was FUN! He made the guys SO HAPPY with him coming into the Lounge and hanging out! It's the Hero of Happiness and author of "The Power of FUN," Dave Raymond! MANY will know Dave as the person who introduced baseball and the rest of the world to the Phillie Phanatic! He was the furry green mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies for 16 seasons, and then decided to move on and start a company that helps corporations, colleges, and other sports teams rebrand, and become more successful! This was a VERY special time the guys got to hang out with someone who, without their knowledge, was a part of their growing up as the Phanatic!During their talk, the guys asked about how Dave started as the Phanatic, and why it is something he incorporates into his work today, as the Hero of Happiness. Was there any inclination that the Phanatic would become what he is today? What were the guidelines he was given when he first got the job? What was the deal with the Phanatic and Tommy Lasorda? He talks about relationships he has/had with some players, and then also addresses the effects of trades to an MLB locker room! Everything is talked about! He gives such great insight into things that happened while he was in the green mascot suit!The guys talk to Dave about "The Power of FUN," and how EVERYONE enjoys some semblance of fun, and how it can decompress someone who might be at a very high level of stress! How is it he came to writing the book, and just how long did it take? The guys round out their hangout by talking about the Mascot Hall of Fame, in Whiting Indiana! Unbeknownst to the guys, before researching things about Dave, he is the founder of the Hall in nearby Whiting! Dave talks about the learning aspect of the Hall and the different things that are included in the location! He also talks about when the next batch of inductees might be brought into the group!What a spectacular hangout! Dave was great to chat with, and had SO MANY topics he talked about over the course of the chat! Be sure to check out what Dave's up to, and sign up for his newsletter at https://daveraymondspeaks.com/! It's COMPLETELY worth it!SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the hangout with the Hero of Happiness, and the ORIGINAL PHILLIE PHANATIC, Dave Raymond! #grabablisten
6/8/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 42 seconds
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E86: We Went With the Contingency Plan This Week in the Lounge!

We had to go with our contingency plan this week! Our guest was supposed to be Kevin Stone, the Hollywood Hypnotist, but he didn't make it, but luckily we had a guest-host who was filling in for Little Matt! Dalton Shetler was filling in, and ended up being the contingency for the guys to hang out with, in the time slot!Sam and Richey started an impromptu trivia-style conversation with Dalton, and WOW! Dalton knows a lot about Big Ten basketball! Sam asked an all-time scoring question and Dalton was nothing short of brilliant! What about a couple of sports-themed movies? Does he know anything about those? It's just always a great time hanging out with Dalton! FOLLOW HIM ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA! Just look up "Dalton Shetler," and you will find him and see what he's up to! Fantastic time! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!
6/1/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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E85: Bill Oberst Jr. Stares Into the Lounge!

**DISCLAIMER**This week's show is fantastic, BUT it does contain some adult kinds of topics. Our guest is in the horror movie business, and does talk about many different types of gore and other things that younger listeners might not be ready to hear! SO, it might be a week that they take off, and #grabalisten next week!This week contains a staring contest, food, death, and horror! Actor Bill Oberst Jr. comes into the Lounge and THOROUGHLY entertains the guys! A long-time horror actor, Bill talks about how he got involved in the horror movie industry, and the different things that go into making a horror film. Bill starts by talking about a place he likes to go, when in LA, that the Lounge reminds him of, and what kind of drink he'd like to enjoy if they all were together, in person, THEN gets into the ins and outs of working on the set of a horror film. Sam brings up his newest film, Painkiller (out May 4th on demand), and asked what brought Bill to take the part, and what an answer! Bill talks about horror fans and things that they expect from a film along with things that fans are more in tune with than a lot of other people. That leads them to talk about there being things that, today, people don't talk about that used to be something that COULD be! Sam and Richey ask about Bill doing some parts that are NOT horror-related and how he felt doing those parts, and Bill gives wonderful answers that are informed and thoughtful! He didn't just take them to take them, there were reasons! Bill mentioned something he likes to do in his "spare" time, and Matt asked about his favorites that were used in a movie... yeah that might seem like an odd sentence, but when you hear what it is... it'll make sense!What a fantastic conversation with Bill Oberst Jr! The guys want to have Bill back, in the future, to talk about things that he's doing, and Sam wants a rematch on their staring contest! It's a great time! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Find out the new things Bill is up to by going to his website at https://www.billoberst.com/You can also find him on all social media by searching Bill Oberst Jr!
5/25/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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E84: Jeff Rasley Climbs Up Into the Lounge!

This week is YET ANOTHER great conversation that could've gone on for hours! Jeff Rasley (pronounced RACE-lee), came into the Lounge and just dropped SO MANY stories onto the guys! Author of, "You Have to Get Lost Before You Can Be Found: A Memoir of Suffering, Grit, and Love of the Himalayas and Basa Village," Jeff is LOADED to the gills with things to talk about!Jeff, once the head of a small law firm, decided he was going to quit practicing and start a not-for-profit organization to help a tribe in the Himalayas! After visiting a few different times, Jeff fell in love with the area and decided that he would use his know-how to raise money to allow the Basa Village people to build necessities for life! He tells great stories of he came about to doing this, along with great stories that made him fall for the village and make helping them his life work!The guys bring up some of his other books, including the fictional story about the 1969 University of Chicago football team, and how they were going through so much more than just playing a football season! Jeff also pulls some off HIS OWN experience of being a member of the UC football team!Little Matt brings up another of Jeff's books that recalls the stories of close encounters with VERY LARGE sea mammals! BOTH stories are incredible! There is so much more, but it would take FOREVER for you to read it, so the guys suggest sitting back, relaxing, and go #grabalisten!Check out all of Jeff's books at https://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Rasley/e/B004Q3D6B2?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_9&qid=1621304903&sr=8-9ALSO, go to http://www.jeffreyrasley.com/ to see what all Jeff is up to!
5/18/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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E83: Comedian Aaron Kleiber Flips the Lounge On Its Ear!

This week is yet another returning guest to the #Lounge! Comedian and actor (& UNPAID carpenter's apprentice) joins the guys and hangs out! About a year ago, he came to the Lounge for the first time, and while the pandemic completely halted his comedy, Aaron was hardly bored! A long-time friend and he started flipping houses! Not a track with which he was completely familiar, Aaron started a temporary career as a self-proclaimed carpenter's apprentice!The guys take the conversation to how things have gone for him in the past months, and what it took to stay "in shape" for when things opened back up! He also talks about his newest "appearance" in a very new movie, and that spurs conversation about "things I've been cut from," and the fact he can add to the 13 things he mentioned the first time he was here!A couple of times he mentioned that he was really enjoying the conversation because it was good to talk to "other funny people!" They guys completely have him fooled on that one! As they talk, Aaron shows off his skillset of "one-upping!" The guys bring up a huge 1990s/2000s star, and he has a story! Another comedian (and social star from an incident with an NFL Hall of Famer) is mentioned from one of Aaron's EARLY, in his career, bits... and Aaron has a story about that too!It's just an incredible time hanging out with a VERY funny guy! The guys were completely thrilled with the ability to hang out with a guy who has an Amazon Prime Comedy Special! If you haven't already watched, GO TO AMAZON PRIME and watch "Grown @%$ Dad!" You will NOT be disappointed! Follow Aaron, on social media, by searching his name, and he shall appear!SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!
5/11/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 29 seconds
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E82: Author Ruth Hanford Morhard Pitches a Gem in the Lounge!

This week takes a lot of us back to our childhoods! To a simpler day where days were spent playing baseball!Author of "Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One mother's vision. The first boys' baseball league. A nation inspired," Ruth Hanford Morhard swings for the fences in the Lounge!Ruth's book is about the story of her mother-in-law, Josephine Morhard, who is responsible for forming the first boys' baseball league in the United States, and thus being the template for Little League baseball forming! SO many young men have Ruth's mother-in-law to thank for being able to play organized baseball growing up! Running away from home, at the age of 12, Josephine established at a very early point in her life how to, through hard work and determination, accomplish anything! She worked her way to the point where she was able to raise two children while working, and teaching the kids how character matters, and that being an honest person is paramount! Realizing her son needed some positive male role models, Josephine decided she was going to form a baseball league, and with the help from some VERY WELL-KNOWN people, she succeeded!Ruth talks about her research and just the things she found out about Josephine that were remarkable. The guys also talk to Ruth about another one of her books, and how she got into writing, along with her passion for history and her favorite parts of history. THEN, Ruth surprises us and brings on a guest of her own... HER HUSBAND, AL! Al is the son of Josephine Morhard and the inspiration for the formation of that baseball league! Al talks about his mother and the impact she had on his life, along with what it meant to him that she was willing and able to form the league for him, in order to keep him out of trouble and give him some MUCH NEEDED male influence!What an amazing time the guys had with these two VERY SPECIAL people! It was fantastic! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!To find Ruth's books go to your favorite bookstore OR any online bookstore should have them available. Sam has read "Mrs. Morhard and the Boys," and he HIGHLY recommends grabbing a copy!https://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Morhard-Boys-baseball-inspired/dp/0806538880/ref=sr_1_1?crid=FWG2U47G0BU8&dchild=1&keywords=mrs+morhard+and+the+boys&qid=1620102695&sprefix=mrs+morhard+%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-1
5/4/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 34 seconds
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E81: Amateur Beekeeper, Missy Burgess Buzzes the Lounge!

The guys were all abuzz for this week's show! Amateur beekeeper and singer, Missy Burgess joined the guys in the Lounge! Sam teased Missy's hang out with a story she told his wife, at work! It was an amazingly funny story, and enlightening that even bees do this too! WHO WOULD'VE thought! They then jump into what brought her into beekeeping! The answer might not be what you think. Just how amazing are bees? What happens when a hive isn't flourishing? What if a hive loses its queen? How much of what bees produce is something that can be used by humans? IS HONEY JUST BEE VOMIT?! ALL of these questions get answered!What about mating?! How often does mating happen, and exactly where does the "moment" happen? Do the male bees tend to the babies? Yep, these get answered too!From bee classes to getting the bees and putting them in boxes, Missy tells us ALL ABOUT getting into the bee business! The guys talked to Missy ONE DAY before getting the year's bees! Missy talks about how many bees they get when they arrive, and she also talks about how they are shipped! She then talks about the harvesting of the honey, and the process THEY go through getting the honey! She talks about them still having SOME honey from last year's harvest, and Sam offers the Let's Chat! Hotline as a way for the Loyal Loungers to get some honey! Just text (682) 800-CHAT (2428) and let the guys know you want some honey, and they will set up a way of payment (including shipping), and they will then send it to you!What an amazing and un-bee-lievable show! Missy was fantastic, and the guys are interested in going and seeing the hive! It's amazing hearing all these fantastic things about bees, and hearing Missy talk about how she loves keeping bees! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Parts of the episode are "visual," and the video will be out soon!
4/27/20211 hour, 20 minutes
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E80: Author & NBA Dad, Marvin Williams Sr. Dishes It In the Lounge!

This week's show is one where 4 dads sit and talk about raising their children, and more! Dad of the #2 pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Marvin Williams Jr., Marvin Williams Sr. joins the #Lounge! Also the author of "Secondary Break: An NBA Dad's Story," Marvin Sr. talks about what it meant to him to be able to write a book about a dad raising a son to make it to the highest level of basketball, in the world! There were a lot of things that went into writing the book, and Marvin Sr. talks about it! The conversation leads to how he went about leading Marvin Jr. to become a determined and hard-working basketball player, and what steps were taken to make sure that Jr. was ready for the adventure, and what trials Sr. had to prepare Jr. for, along the way!Allowing Jr. to be coached and not trying to coach the coach into how to handle Jr. was a major topic, and his response IS refreshing to hear! How did Jr. decide on North Carolina for college?!Sr. talks about how he handled being a dad of a high profile athlete and then talks about how someone, like Lavar Ball, probably didn't handle to spotlight very well, and how it might have had an adverse effect! Marvin Jr. was drafted #2, after winning a championship at North Carolina, to the Atlanta Hawks. Sam asks if Sr. has an issue with how then-Hawks, and current Indiana University, head coach handled the development of his son, even though he "couldn't" say anything because it was Jr's fight to have! He certainly doesn't pull any punches! Goodness, this show is PACKED with a ton of different pieces of advice on dad stuff and a lot of laughs! What a GREAT show! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!If you want to grab "Secondary Break: An NBA Dad's Story," by Marvin Williams Sr. go to https://www.amazon.com/Secondary-Break-NBA-Dads-Story/dp/1646541243!Founding Member: OddPods Media NetworkShow Promo: From the Middle Podcast!
4/20/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 28 seconds
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E79: DC Glenn Scoops Up the Conversation!

This week takes the guys back to their high school days! DC Glenn, a.k.a. DC the Brain Supreme sprinkled all sorts of things in the #Lounge, this week! DC is half of the hip-hop duo, Tag Team, who had the iconic song, "Whoomp! (There It Is)," that came out in the early 1990s!He talks in-depth about the national GEICO commercial that Tag Team was featured, and whether or not the offer to do a commercial, altering their song, took time to agree on or whether it was agreed upon without thinking about it! DC is asked about who his most influential person was, in his growing up, and his answer is great! How did he start his music career? What motivates him? Where did his work ethic come from, and what drives him to succeed in anything he does? He talks about all of these things!DC gives a piece of advice, to Sam, when it comes to a certain feature, from dogs, that require his boys to go out and pick up! There were things, early in DC's life, that got him on track to be successful, and it might surprise you as to what!DC talks about the transition in his life from a full-time rapper to being a person who does acting, performing, voice-over, and other things! He truly does 5 things at the same time to make sure he is "recession-proof!" He also makes a statement about 2020 that might surprise you, taking everything about 2020 into account!They then get onto the topic of weight loss and Keto! DC has lost close to 100 pounds over the last year! What was it that motivated him to start dropping weight? There are also A BUNCH of things that DC cooks, that ROCK, and are extremely Keto-friendly! The guys didn't think about a lot of the items he uses, and are just psyched that they now have some ideas to help them drop some LBs!From a national GEICO commercial, motivation for success, becoming famous, and eating healthy... this show is PACKED! Not to mention the great nuggets of wisdom DC "SPRINKLES" into the show! He was fantastic, and they would love to have him back on some time to chat about what keeps him busy! SO, sit back, relax and enjoy the hang out with DC the Brain Supreme, a.k.a. DC Glenn, half of the hip-hop duo, Tag Team! #grabalistenTo find Tag Team or DC:Tag Team Websitehttps://www.tagteambackagain.com/Follow:All social networks are the same.@dcglennatl@tagteamwhoompPlease leave a review or some kind words about the commercial.https://g.page/r/CeEtxWPFqh61EAg/review
4/13/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 48 seconds
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E78: We "Return to the Coca-Cola Trail" with Larry Jorgensen!

**DISCLAIMER** This episode has no connection to the Coca-Cola Corporation. There are no endorsements for or against their stances or statements. There are shows where that topic would come up, but the 500 Section Lounge podcast is NOT one of those shows. We like to allow our listeners to get away from the topics of current events, even for just a little while, each week! ENJOY!This week the guys RETURN TO THE COCA-COLA TRAIL with, author, Larry Jorgensen! This marks the second time Larry has entertained the guys with stories he's come across while researching the backstories of how Coca-Cola has reach SO MANY lives throughout history! Larry talks about so many different ways the famous soft drink has rooted itself into the history of the country, along with the world! Marking so many events, Coca-Cola has ingrained itself as a big piece of Americana and made a mark on the world.Sam asks the question of whether or not the second book was "leftovers" from the original book or if Larry just got so many "new" stories to get the Return written, and it was a combo answer! Richey then throws out the question about A DIFFERENT book Larry has written about Hot Wells, Louisiana! Larry didn't disappoint, and talked in length about THAT book as well, AND even circled it back to connect it to Coca-Cola! The topic goes "historic" when Richey asks about Larry's favorite historical figure, and his answer might surprise you, but you have to listen to his reasoning, and you will understand! The topic then moves to what's next for Larry. A book about sugar cane companies in Louisiana, and there is a connection to a treat that is sung about in a sports song, and ALSO has yet another historical figure connection! The show is LOADED with AWESOME information, stories, and laughs.The conversation goes to when Larry did TV in Green Bay, WI during a very big time in the NFL, him doing marketing work for a spice company that loves a certain SEC football team, and OF COURSE we talk about the Indianapolis 500, and its connection to Coca-Cola, and times Larry has enjoyed at the race!It's ABSOLUTELY LOADED! You are going to really enjoy this episode with Larry! SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!Go to www.thecocacolatrail.com to get Larry's books!
4/6/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 45 seconds
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E77: Matt Gagne Dives Into the Lounge!

This week the guys dive DEEP! Founder/CEO and jack of all trades of Flock Goods, Matt Gagne, joins the #Lounge! A trained skydiving instructor, Matt was working hard to becoming part of a professional skydiving team! His work, up to joining a team took him to Dubai where he was training and working in the best wind tunnels in the world! He took a position on a skydiving team, in 2014, and was a couple of days from leaving when his life changed! He was in a horrific car accident where he suffered 11 fractures to his cervical spine, and he was internally decapitated!That is where many would think his skydiving career would have ended, for Matt, and that is where many would be wrong! From the time he woke up from the surgery that reattached his head, Matt decided he wasn't going to let the injury define him! The road to recovery was LONG and, in his words, forever continuing! He had to deal with the pain he never imagined existed! Instead of going the route of pharmaceuticals, he tried to find a nutraceutical way to combat the pain he will live with for the rest of his life.From that journey to find the right holistic remedy, Flock Goods was born! Based out of CBD, Matt developed a natural CBD that helps manage pain in a way that does not develop dependency! The story is incredible! The guys were amazed at what Matt has accomplished in his life, and that's without the accident being considered! They all enjoyed laughs and had a great time talking with Matt about so many things! You can find Flock Goods at www.flockgoods.com, and any social media by searching Flock Goods! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!
3/30/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 55 seconds
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E76: The Guys Relive Their Favorite Parts of the First 75!

With the first 75 shows in the books, the guys decided to reminisce about times that rang to them as a favorite guest or time while in the #Lounge! What a long strange long trip it's been to get to this show! The guests, the laughs, the games, and just in general GREAT TIMES they've shared while talking into microphones! FIRST, Little Matt chose the time the guys had the Mental Health Comedian, Frank King, in the Lounge! Frank was getting off a cruise ship that had struggled to find a port that would let the cruisers off the boat to GO HOME! Right at the start of the COVID-era, Frank was trying to just get home, and he joined WHILE ON THE SHUTTLE ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT, and that was crazy in and of itself, but then the other passengers decided they would become part of the show! Frank put an end to that! The guys also really appreciated Frank telling his story and why it was so important to share! Mental health is a serious topic, and he attacks it with some laughs!Richey then got to share his favorite moment which was when a writer for the Austin-American Statesman & Hookemhorns.com, Kirk Bohls joined the Lounge in the EARLY days! Kirk was a fantastic storyteller, and the guys enjoyed listening to the story Kirk shared about legendary coach Daryl Royal, and a friend! The guys talked about Kirk's ability to tell stories in such a way that was soothing yet entertaining! They want to have Kirk back on!Next, the guys talked about the time that author Steve Snyder joined Sam & Little Matt! This was a favorite because of the story he told! He wrote "Shot Down: The Story of Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B17 Susan Ruth," and the guys listened to the story of Howard (Steve's dad) being shot down and crashing in Nazi-controlled Belgium. WHAT A STORY! Richey had to leave minutes before this one and was not happy about it!THEN, Sam talked about HIS favorite thing from the past shows. He didn't have a guest in mind, but rather a small portion of the "closing routine" the guys used to do at the end of the show! While talking about the Lounge email address, Richey and he started talking about a microwavable "treat" and an alternative way to prepare them! Sam can't hold back the laughs, even to this day! He also sheds some light on why he was preparing them the way he proposed, and the other two decided he was actually saving time!LAST, the guys talk about a segment that they all love to do... LET'S CHAT! It started named something else, do you know the original name of the Let's Chat! segment? The guys listen to that original version, and then part of one that led to the guys finding one of their close Lounge friends, the Mayor of Uranus! Little Matt then surprises the other two with an impromptu Let's Chat! This show was chock full of all sorts of things! You will love going back and hearing things you might've forgotten or didn't know the guys had done! You can also hear the difference in audio quality over time from the beginning to now! SO, sit back, relax, & enjoy the trip back through the Lounge! #grabalisten
3/23/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
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E75: Dalton Shetler Crashes the Lounge for the 75th!

This week is the 75th edition of the #Lounge! The guys decided what better way to celebrate than to have their first-ever guest come on for his FOURTH appearance! Yep, we're talking about Dalton Shetler!There were ALL SORTS of topics during this show! The guys talk about the Big Ten tournament, and what his plans are for it! NCAA tournament? Yep, the guys talked about that too! Where do Michigan State and Duke end up, in the tournament (we recorded before Duke ended their season)? Who does he think will win the whole thing? Also, how is the NCAA going to handle a situation if a team cannot play because of a positive test? He's got the answers! Dalton talks about what it's like for teams playing on the road during the COVID-19 season and does homecourt advantage still exist with this season? Also, Sam talks about his morphing into a fan of the Spartans, and WHY it's been hard to do!The guys bring up the 1990s and the one-hit wonders that overtook most of the decade's good tunes, and just how much they love certain groups, and even introduce Dalton to the group, The Why Store! He also saves the guys from rambling too far down the rabbit hole and pulls the show back onto the right track!Little Matt asks about the soon-to-be-revived EA Sports College Football game and Dalton shares just HOW MUCH HE LOVES the college football franchise! Richey asks Dalton about his overall career goals, and it's an AWESOME answer. The guys absolutely love it when Dalton comes into the Lounge! He knows SO MUCH, and Richey asks how he does it! Dalton answers in perfect fashion!SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Proud Founding Member of the OddPods Media NetworkPromo: Married with Television
3/16/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 54 seconds
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E74: Part 3 of the Jeff Ryan Experience!

This week's show ended with the guys already planning YET ANOTHER return of Jeff H. Ryan in the #Lounge! Jeff, making his second appearance (and third installment) this week, and it was NOT DISAPPOINTING in any way!COVID doesn't slow down research and writing, and Jeff has been AMAZINGLY busy! Jeff shares how long it takes to research, the topic of his next book, and amazing connections of historical figures! The guys go back to Jim Whyte, and the story of the hermit who, in the early 1900s, ran opium from the Canadian border, in Maine, to Chinatown in New York City. Jeff expands on the story of Jim's wife, Tessa, and confirming some of his original theories. Jim Whyte's story just keeps getting EVEN MORE interesting!The guys play a little "Would You Rather," with Jeff, and it was such a good time because they only got through 3 scenarios! Jeff has stories to add to his reasoning for choosing his decision! Jeff has a solution for slow drive-thru lines at coffee shops, and Matt adds his idea to Jeff's! The four then decide on "Saving Humanity" over what they really WANT on the last one!The guys then dive deep into Jeff's experiences in visiting Mount St. Helen's, shortly after erupting in 1980, and then again 30 years later! He talks about where he was when it erupted, and the topography of the landscape, then and now! Just a great piece of the conversation!Jeff also reveals what his next adventure is, and says that it MIGHT bring him into the Lounge's neighborhood!Jeff addresses his first job in "writing," and how much "fun," he really had, and some plans he MIGHT do with some of that writing. OH, and one other REALLY SMELLY product he "wrote" about!Over an hour into our hangout we touch upon something Jeff's really been diving into, and that is documentaries that are found at www.voicesofthewilderness.com! Great topics and the guys only brushed upon it!As they start to sign off, Jeff brings up a story from his Appalachian Trail book, that they missed the first time he visited! The guys just keep uncovering GREAT stories with Jeff, that when he comes back, the guys are SURE they will uncover more new tidbits that are absolutely GREAT!SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Go find Jeff's books on Amazon and search "Jeffrey H. Ryan" to find his books like: "Hermit," "The Appalachian Odyssey," and more!
3/9/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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E73: Former Circus Performer, Kate Blocher, Walks the High Wire Into the Lounge!

This week's show comes from high above the center ring, UNDER the Big Top! Former Peru Amateur Circus performer, Kate (Katie) Blocher, walks a FINE line in the #Lounge! Kate is Sam's cousin, and she performed in the Peru Amateur Circus for many years growing up! She talks about all of the different performance acts she participated in and the work that was put into mastering that act! She does go into the history of the circus in Peru (small city northwest of Lafayette, IN), and how the amateur circus came to be. She also talks about the fundraiser that's currently underway to raise funds to keep the doors open! Just search "The Show Must Go On" fundraiser on Facebook, and you can read more about the circus, and donate if you feel so inclined!After college, and working for someone, Kate decided to buy a business... and now she owns Colt's Chocolates! She talks about the process of that coming around and just WHAT SHE DOESN'T REALLY LIKE TO DO IN THE MAKING OF THEIR CHOCOLATES! On a very different note, the conversation moves to Kate's children! All of her kids are named after VERY specific things! You'll have to listen to see exactly what we're getting at, here! What a fantastic time with Kate or "Katie," as Sam calls her! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Go to https://www.coltschocolates.com/ to check out all the GREAT chocolates and desserts she has for sale!
3/2/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 16 seconds
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E72: Otis Wiley Picks Off Week 4 of the Sports Febstival & Seals the Deal!

Our final week of our Sports Febstival was the perfect pick-six! Former consensus All-Big Ten safety, in 2008, for the Michigan State Spartans, Otis Wiley joins the Lounge! The guys had a barrage of questions for Otis! What was your pregame prep, What do you remember the most fondly, What was it like playing at Notre Dame Stadium as a visitor, Did the Flint-stones impress on you the appeal of Michigan State growing up, Do you REALLY know the soundtrack to the Bubble Guppies? We hit hard with the types of questions asked, here in the Lounge!The guys also talk to him about the work he does at Learfield IMG College at the NCAA! Otis works on the marketing aspect of a couple of groups who are very involved with the NCAA, and he shared a little bit of info about his company and its involvement with a video game that will be returning soon!Then the guys talked to Otis about his OTHER job, which he does every fall... coaches high school football! Otis is leaving a school that went to the state finals, to coach at an inner-city Indianapolis school. He shares his coaching philosophy, what he learned from his career helping him in his coaching, and what drives him! It's PACKED! Otis was fantastic, and we hope to have him back sometime!We all think you will love our show with Otis! OH, and be sure to hang around for the Dad Jokes in the "Here's a Little Extra" segment! It's a fun wrap-up to our Sport Febstival! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten to the hang out with 2008 All-Big Ten safety, Otis Wiley!Find Otis on Twitter: @Owiley21
2/23/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 5 seconds
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E71: Coach Scott Fields Hits From Beyond the Arc in Week 3 of the Sports Febstival!

Week 3 of the "Sports Febstival" brings the HEAT! Former high school stand-out basketball player at Lewis-Cass high school (IN), former college, FIBA, and NBA coach, and the host of the Coach Scott Fields Show, Scott Fields hangs out in the #Lounge this week! The energy RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE was amazing! Scott talks about how his love of basketball came to be, and where it has taken him! The conversation turns to the Indiana/Purdue rivalry and then to the reunification of Coach Knight at IU and what Scott thinks it meant to those who support the Hoosiers and saw Coach Knight in action while in Bloomington! Sam, the Lounge's Purdue fan, gives his thoughts about Coach Knight, and talks about the rivalry growing up!Coach Fields shares a TON of thoughts on how coaches sometimes fall short in coaching their players to be better! There are things he did as a coach, that seemed to work, and things he did that would allow for the players to grow, and then become successful in their game as well as life! Scott had a .800 winning percentage when he was coaching at the college level, won championships oversees and got to work with players like Steph Curry, Manu Ginobli, Carlos Arroyo, and other very successful NBA players, His insights are to-the-pointScott shares some stories about his time overseas and some of the great people he's worked with, and some of the things he experienced are storybook-like! HE REALLY NEEDS TO WRITE A BOOK! Matt throws some great questions about international work-ethic and asks why the big-name international players always seem to come to the NBA so well-rounded... Coach gives a GREAT answer! Overall, the energy stayed high throughout the entire show, and the guys LOVED having the coach talking about basketball and life! They CERTAINLY want to have him back on in the future and talk more about his experiences!The Coach Scott Fields Show is on Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV (soon), so his audiences can watch the great list of guests he's had on the show in the past! Some guests have been people like Hall of Famers Rick Barry and Spencer Haywood, and retired NBA referee Joey Crawford! You can find The Coach Scott Fields Show on all social media! He does broadcast his show on Facebook Live on The Coach Scott Fields Show page and is VERY active on all of his social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)! He is also on YouTube, where you can watch all of his past guests and see just the great things they talk about! IT'S COMPLETELY WORTH THE FOLLOW!!This was a GREAT week 3 of our "Sports Febstival!" SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy this high-energy hang out with Coach Scott Fields! #grabalisten
2/16/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 26 seconds
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E70: Coach Brett Ratcliffe Knocks It Out of the Park in Part 2 of the Sports Febstival!

IT MIGHT BE... IT COULD BE... IT IS! A HOMERUN! Harry Carey said it right when you think about this week in the #Lounge! The guys had college coach, at Trine University (Angola, IN), and 17+ year veteran coach at USA Baseball, Brett Ratcliffe as our "Sports Febstival" Part 2 guest! Brett has worked with SO MANY different players and has just as many stories to tell! He is the reason the guys know Nate Mondou! Brett coached Nate at USA baseball when Nate was 14, and their relationship grew... we ask what it was that drew Brett to Nate! He also shared how he started coaching at USA baseball, and what a day-to-day operation of evaluating players for the particular teams entails! Did you know there was a process of rubbing down baseballs for this time? How about what it's like to tell a future super-star he was not being selected for a national team? What's it like to go to another country to play in a world games event? What's the craziest trick play he's seen work in a game? What does it mean to have the USA across your chest while you hear the National Anthem, during the medal ceremony? These are all just SOME of the things Brett talked about while he hung out! What a great time! Brett was an absolute treat to have come hang out and tell us about his life in the world of baseball! Part 2 of the "Sports Febstival" cleared the fence, BY A LONG SHOT! It was a no-doubter! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten to our hang out with Brett Ratcliffe!
2/9/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
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E69: JUSTIN KERSHAW KICKS OFF OUR SPORTS FEBSTIVAL! FORMER DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN OF THE MICHIGAN ST SPARTANS!

SOUND THE TRUMPETS!! This week kicks off our FIRST "Sports Febstival!"  While we have sports guests throughout the year, we have dedicated the month of February to have guests that are a tribute to how the 500 Section started... as a sports show!What a way to start such an event, with our guest this week! Justin Kershaw, former defensive stand-out, and captain of the 2008 Michigan State Spartan football team, came into the Lounge, and we do believe became instant friends with the guys! Our good buddy, Dalton Shetler, introduced the guys to Justin, and he knew Justin would fit in! Justin, a father of four(!), was able to get the kids to be good and allow him to hang out, and the guys were so happy!Richey was able to talk defensive technique as a lineman, and he and Justin geeked out a little talking football shop! As an interior d-lineman, Justin shared that a lot of the time, they didn't get the glory, but that wasn't what it was all about in the grand scheme of things!Later, the Little Matt brings up to Justin the topic of being an inventor! Justin shares some things that he's been able to come up with, in the past and currently, and let us tell you, the most recent thing he's working on... yeah, it's pretty "strong!" They talk about being competitive, and that moves to board games! What are your rules on Uno... SORRY!... and does losing at Connect Four reflect on your character?! YEP, all covered! What are Justin's future plans? THESE ARE ALL THINGS WE TALK ABOUT! Part 1 of our "Sports Febstival," is FANTASTIC! Justin was great to hang out with, and the guys WILL have him back! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten of the start of the celebration of sports... IN THE LOUNGE!
2/2/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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E68: RICH REDMOND DROPS THE BASS IN THE LOUNGE! 21-YEAR DRUMMER FOR COUNTRY MUSIC STAR, JASON ALDEAN!

This week wraps up January with a FLURRY! Rich Redmond, the 21-year veteran drummer for country music star Jason Aldean, joins the guys in the Lounge, and oh goodness was it a great time! Rich, who has played with the likes of (other than Jason Aldean) Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Thompson Square, LUDACRIS, and so many more, jumped into the conversation with feet first! He talked about how he got to Nashville, meeting Jason Aldean, putting in the hours to be successful, touring with a big name star, working WHILE ON THE ROAD, teaching drums online, getting in micro enjoyments, OH... and writing a book! Did we mention he does voice-over work and motivational speaking? YEAH... this was high-octane and just a fantastic trip through the mind of a super successful person! What do A-listers have that B & C listers don't? Well, you need to listen! Rich was fantastic, and he had to run early, so we WILL have him back! Looking forward to his return!We have an extended opener because Richey got spontaneous on us, and took us down the board game rabbit hole, and then also asked us about a Tom Hanks movie he loves! Is this the start of a new segment we have once-in-a-while called "Spontaneously Richey?! MAYBE! ALSO, our closer is longer too because Little Matt had a "Let's Chat!" that, in Little Matt's fashion, was fantastic! While Rich was fantastic, we also had the guys talking about ALL SORTS of different things, and it's a great way to close out January! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!To find Rich Redmond go to https://richredmond.com/ AND go to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube and search Rich Redmond! You will not be sorry you did!
1/26/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 3 seconds
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E67: PSYCHOTHERAPIST ROBERT GRIGORE & NHL VETERAN KRIS BEECH JOIN THE LOUNGE!

This week, psychotherapist & author of "You NEED Therapy.: EMDR: Real People, With Real Problems, Getting Real Help," Robert Grigore, & the #7 pick of the 1999 NHL Draft (Washington Capitals), Kris Beech, join the guys in the #Lounge! The guys talk about how they got introduced to one another and started working together. Kris talks about how he was diagnosed as being bipolar, about 10 years ago, and how he could go from highest of highs to lowest of lows in a snap of a finger, and that he was a patient of Robert's to help with coping. Robert talked about how he starts working with someone, like Kris, and how treating them can be for an extended period of time OR in a very short-term timeframe. Would Kris' career turned out to be more successful if he'd been diagnosed earlier? His answer might be a little of surprise! Richey asks Kris who his all-time favorite teammate was, in his hockey career, and there were some BIG NAMES! Sydney Crosby & Mario Lemieux are just a couple who Kris talks about playing with, and he enlightens the guys on the traits of superstars that makes them standout!Robert talks about how he works with people using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitation & Reprocessing), and it helps the trauma not be as debilitating as it originally was to the patient! They guys ALL said they were confused, and Robert confirmed that it is, indeed, hard to wrap your mind around!Kris needed to leave a little early, but Robert stayed and told the guys about the platform that Kris is putting together, that includes Robert as a therapist, that will help up & coming athletes cope with some of the issues that might arise and potentially derail them on their way to success. WOW, what a show! The guys want them both back to talk about THAT platform and so much more! They had a great time, and enjoyed talking to the Robert and Kris! We are SURE you will enjoy hearing what everyone talked about! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!To check out what Robert is up to at https://www.thecelebritysaviour.com/!Find him, as the Celebrity Saviour, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/19/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 25 seconds
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E66: Voice Actor Bob Bergen D...D...DROPS Into the Lounge! Voice of Porky Pig!

W...W...What a fantastic show we had this w...w...week! Voice of Porky Pig (and so many other great voices), Bob Bergen joined the guys in the Lounge! Kicking off the show, Bob talks about the ability to be "unknown" in public even though he is a famous voice, and how that almost changed with a job he took! The guys ask about what it takes to develop a character that is already established compared to one he is asked to "make-up," and Bob has an interesting take! Is he the only person to be Pork Pig, after Mel Blanc passed? The answer might not surprise you, but the nugget he adds to that answer might! Sam asked him about Gremlins and his part in that movie, and again, that answer might surprise you! ALSO, from that question comes a conversation about a very popular entertainment "platform" that normally is looked at as the Gold Standard of reference! Does Bob remember doing all of the gigs he's done in his career? As you can imagine, having done so much, sometimes he needs reminding! How about the directors or producers he's worked with in his career... ever have issues with any of them? He talks about a job that wasn't going in the direction he thought was appropriate, and how that was handled! What a fabulous hangout the guys had with Bob! They want to have him back, and Bob seemed open to that possibility! SO, sit back, relax & g...g...g... #grabalisten, folks!Learn more about Bob at http://bobbergen.com/index.htmFollow him: Bob Bergen (Facebook), @BobBergen (Twitter), @bergen.bob (Instagram)Proud Founding Member of the OddPods Media NetworkShow Promo: Super Media Bros.Ad Promo for Fanatics: go to www.podgo.co/fanatics for 25% of your purchase! (offer good through January 31, 2021)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/12/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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E65: AUTHOR MARK HERSCHBERG GIVES THE LOUNGE THE TOOLS TO KICK OFF 2021 THE RIGHT WAY!

This week is a GREAT way to kick-off 2021! Author of "The Career Toolkit," Mark Herschberg joins the Lounge! Mark talks about how his book (released on January 5th) gives the soft and leadership skills to prepare people for any job they are seeking! The guys talk about how being noticed give applicants an edge in the interview process! The Career Toolkit is the work of 20+ years of preparation, partly of Mark's teaching a class at colleges, including MIT!Mark was a student at MIT, as well, and while there he became a top-ranked ballroom dancer! How in the world did this happen?! He tells the guys about how competitions were run! Mark also talks about the sports of MIT, and Matt asks about the school's mascot! The guys move on and talk about another of the things Mark has done in his life... tracking terrorists on the Dark Web! Does the Dark Web have a web address?! Sam talks about collecting pint glasses, and asks Mark about a couple of times HE collects... shot glasses & cuff links! What led him to start collecting them? He also talks about a certain type of custom cuff links that make Matt & Sam want to get, immediately!What a fantastic time! Mark was a wonderful way to start up the new year, and the guys were so happy to have him hangout! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!For more information on Mark's book, go to https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/To buy Mark's book, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Career-Toolkit-Essential-Skills-Success/dp/0960100709/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/5/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 41 seconds
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E64: DOUBLE CANCER SURVIVOR DANIELLE HARRIS-BRANCH HELPS SEND OUT 2020 IN THE LOUNGE!

2020 goes out with a BANG this week! Double cancer survivor, and author, Danielle Harris-Branch hangs out with the guys, and they had a blast! Danielle has lived a life that most "common" people would easily fold under! Her husband struggled with multiple different ailments, and Danielle happily took care of him! She then was diagnosed with two different types of cancer, and SURVIVED! They guys talk about how her faith got her through the extremely tough times, including the sudden passing of her husband. Danielle was so delightful and full of laughter! It was infectious! She shared that she is accident-prone, and how she broke MANY different bones, and Sam shares a story about him being accident-prone too! There were some audio issues, with Sam's line, but nothing TOO horrible, and you won't lose the overall greatness of the hangout! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten to our send-off to 2020!Follow Danielle on Facebook (Danielle Harris-Branch), Instagram (@danielehbranch), and Twitter (@iamglobalgirl)!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/29/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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E63: IT'S LOUNGE-MAS TIME IN THE LOUNGE! THE GUYS TALK ABOUT TRADITIONS THEY HAVE & MORE!

MERRY LOUNGE-MAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This week is just the guys talking about holiday traditions, past Christmas memories, and laughing about things that they did in the past! There are talks about what their plans are for the holiday time, and Little Matt makes an announcement that will change his life FOREVER! They mention a place that SOME would say is "boring," but they talk about the things they have done there, in past visits!They talk about a college football tradition they intended to take part in, this year, but couldn't, AND THEN make tentative plans to do it next year! They play a final SHENANIGANS, in 2020... DID RICHEY FINALLY GET TO CLAIM A SOLE CHAMPIONSHIP?! They also have a "Let's Chat!" that was "cute," and then morphed into talking about a pet they aren't really fond of, but if it's your bag... that's fine! There is SO MUCH talked about in this show that you're just going to have to #grabalisten of it for yourself... ya know as a gift from us in the Lounge to all of you! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy this Lounge-mas episode! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!#GRABSOMEMERCH at our store! Go to https://teespring.com/stores/500-section-lounge-the-store and get some official 500 Section Lounge merch for a loved one OR yourself!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/23/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 25 seconds
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SPECIAL EDITION: DALTON SHETLER TALKS NCAA BILL OF RIGHTS!

SURPRISE! This Special Edition is coming out on a non-normal day, and it's because if we waited, the material might not be fresh! The situation is very fluid, and the guys wanted to talk to someone who knew something about the new piece of legislation, in Congress, that would change the very fabric of NCAA athletics! Known as the NCAA Athlete Bill of Rights, this piece of legislation, on the very surface looks like it's out to only help the athlete, BUT the guys think there's more to it, so what did they do? THEY BROUGHT DALTON SHETLER ON TO EXPLAIN IT FURTHER. Dalton goes in DEEP to talk about what this legislation could really mean to NCAA athletics COMPLETELY, and not just to the sports named in the bill! Sam asks about transfers and Title IV, and Dalton nails his explanation down, and the guys felt very comfortable with what they heard. Richey asked about whether the NCAA needed a lot of the things, in the legislation, spelled out so vaguely that it confuses people, and, again, Dalton is PERFECTLY PROFESSIONAL!The talk THEN led to the B1G Conference waiving its minimum game rule in order to play in the Championship Game, seemingly for Ohio St, and Sam explains his thoughts and why he feels the way he does! Dalton then takes it to the College Football Playoff, and the guys talk about the various ways that the NCAA seems to fall short in some areas, and they end the show finally, after 4 attempts! They seemed to always bring SOMETHING ELSE up they wanted to expand upon! The talk was expected to be 20 minutes, it turned out to be OVER AN HOUR! What an excellent chat with Dalton! The guys want to have him back on in the near future to talk about this again, after it's had time to work its way out even further! SO, sit back & #grabalisten of this Special Edition: NCAA Athlete Bill of Rights Chat with Dalton Shetler!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/19/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 53 seconds
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E62: DALTON SHETLER IS A SLAM DUNK THIS WEEK IN THE LOUNGE!

This week is nothing short of a slam dunk! Michigan State broadcaster Dalton Shetler joins the guys in the Lounge and talks about SO MANY things! Sam has issue with Dalton's preference in Thanksgiving meat, and they all break down their choices! Dalton talks about some changes happening with his non-gameday work, and it is SIRIUS (hint hint)!The guys talk about what the college football playoff might look like, this year, and teams that might not make it because of the crazy times CFB is currently going through. Along the way, they bring up the issue the Broncos faced in a game against the Saints, WITH NO QUARTERBACK ON THE ROSTER!The conversation moves to the Detroit Lions & their fans, and they transition to college basketball! How eerie is a game, that matters, with zero people there to watch the game? Dalton talks arenas that are crazy loud, and environments that surprised him as he has travelled around the country for games. He brings up a VERY unusual topic: Michigan St. coach Tom Izzo playing the accordion!What an awesome time with Dalton! He is always a great conversation, and we are always happy with what he brings us! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!**Coach Tom Izzo audio courtesy of the Spartan Media Network**--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/8/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
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E61: ANTHONY MICHAL & ARTHUR SWIDZINSK GRIND THEIR WAY TO THE LOUNGE!

This week's show is one we recorded back in September, but audio issues prevented us from releasing it when we were hoping to do so! We had time to figure out the issues, and now we're ready to hang out with Anthony Michal and Arthur Swidzinski, two of the gentlemen who were part of "Shred America!" This is a film that documented the travel of four men who decided to travel from Chicago to New York City.... VIA SKATEBOARD! It was a great time talking to the guys about their adventure!Sam asks about them getting lost in Indiana, and the guys had a funny answer to that! They also talk about a hospital visit, fireflies, & almost being hit by cars on the road! The guys experienced a TON in the span of 36 days while traveling! What a great story, what a great hangout! The guys were so gracious and understanding about the technical difficulties trying to get this episode out! We are very proud to have had these two on, and are happy to give you this, DELAYED, but awesome hangout! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!You can find the Shred America Film on Amazon Prime, and if you would like to see some highlights from the adventure go to https://www.shredamericafilm.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/1/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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ACTOR/PRODUCER TANNER BEARD & TOMIK TREAT THE LOUNGE TO A BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!

The guys at the Lounge want to take a second to wish all of the Loyal Loungers a Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday! While you are busy cashing in on those AMAZING deals (online or in-person), you will LOVE this special Black Friday edition! Actor/producer Tanner Beard (ALSO Champion of season 2 of Holey Moley) and his business partner Tomik, dropped into the Lounge and talked about all of the things they are involved in! They started the Mammoth Media Institute which is a not-for-profit organization that has a 5-day film festival, every year (Mammoth Film Festival)! They are getting ready to start shooting a movie as well! ALL THESE TOPICS! SO MANY MORE TOO! They are trying to expand TBG- White Buffalo apparel line (www.tannerbeardgolf.com), and with that, they gave all our Loungers a PROMO CODE at TBG! Enter the PROMO CODE: 500SECTION (all together & all caps) and you will get 10% off your purchase! SO, sit back, relax & enjoy this special Black Friday episode (take advantage of the PROMO at TBG)! #grabalistenIf you would like to find out more about the Mammoth Film Festival, go to https://www.mammothfilmfestival.org/! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/27/202059 minutes, 44 seconds
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E60 IS NO REGULAR SHOW WHEN JOHN SMITH JOINS THE LOUNGE & TALKS ABOUT RECEIVING A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON!

This week's guest might have a "regular" name, but he is FAR FROM REGULAR! John Smith, author of "Embracing the Abyss" and host of the "Searching for Integrity" podcast, John hung out with the guys and talked about his past and what got him to the point where he is today! In the 1980's John was a CPA with a Savings & Loan bank. Right at the time, he thought they were doing VERY WELL, the S&L Scandal hit, and that is where his story takes a turn! The FBI threatened him with prison time, and John made a decision that would forever affect his life! THEN, when the dust settled, he applied and was granted a Presidential pardon! SO interesting to hear about the process! Richey asks a question that takes us down an unexpected route, from John! A spiritual awakening including metaphysics, mediums, and meditation is where the guys head! It was CERTAINLY interesting to hear John talk about this, and the process of believing what he does! INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST! It's not the prototypical hangout, but at the very least, you will be entertained by the conversation! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!To find John's book, "Embracing the Abyss," click here!You can also go to any of the three websites John hosts: https://embracingtheabyss.com/; https://searchingforintegrity.com/; https://ethicsspeaker.com/ to find out more!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/24/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 49 seconds
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E59: HOLEY MOLEY, IT'S A REUNION! KARL BARTH, TOM LOFTUS, EVAN RUNDGREN, & RANDY RICE JOIN THE LOUNGE!

There is NO HAZARD talking to these Holey Moley Alumni this week! Karl Barth was kind enough to bring on 3 of his Holey Moley friends into the Lounge this week so they could all talk about their experiences on the ABC hit show! It was an extension of the Live in the Lounge! that the guys had on November 8th (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh7O6w9etMM)! Tanner Beard couldn't join the episode, but the rest of the guys most certainly did not disappoint in any way!The conversation went from what drew them to apply (on Live in the Lounge!) to what they were expecting from the show before they were on! For the guys who were on Season 1, when did they know they were going to be on ABC? Did they get to play ALL the course, when they were there? How about the quality of the course? What makes Holey Moley so special? What's it take to apply? Any way to make it on NOT KNOWING HOW TO SWIM?! All these things AND MORE are all in this episode! SO, if you haven't already seen it, go watch the Live in the Lounge! with the guys, plus Tanner Beard, and then hit up this episode, and sit back, relax & #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/17/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 45 seconds
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E58: AUTHOR DAVE D'ORAZI DRAWS ATTENTION IN THE LOUNGE!

This week's show will draw EVERYONE'S attention! Author Dave D'Orazi hangs out in the Lounge and talks to the guys about the book he wrote about his dad! "The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D'Orazi" is a book about Dave's dad and the life he lived, and the trials and tribulations while being WILDLY successful! Dave talks about how Tony got his start becoming a cartoonist for Disney and some things he did there, INCLUDING creating one of their ICONIC characters! Dave is very open about how Tony suffered FIVE mental breakdowns during his career, and how he was able to bounce back so many times! Richey asked Dave how Tony came up with the inspiration for the iconic Disney character, and Sam had to ask about Dave being a Dodger fan! The guys also talk to Dave about his time on The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal! WHAT A HANGOUT! Dave was fantastic, and he even shared what his next book is going to be about! His sister was a co-star in the pilot of Happy Days, but also suffered from similar issues that their dad suffered from, and Dave wants to share his sister's story too! Dave will be back! The guys were SO happy to have gotten the chance to get to know Dave, and hope he becomes a Loyal Lounger! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the time the guys spent with Dave D'Orazi! #grabalisten!To find Dave's book, click here! You can also find out more about what Dave is up to at www.davidfdorazi.com!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/10/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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E57: NOELLE SALAZAR, AUTHOR OF FLIGHT GIRLS, LANDS IN THE LOUNGE!

This week is HUGE! This is the first Noelle they guys have had in the Lounge! Get it? First Noelle... it's a play on words! ANYWHO! Author of the book "Flight Girls: A Novel Inspired by Real Female Pilots During World War II," Noelle Salazar lands in the Lounge with the guys! What an amazing hangout! The guys learned about so many great things they didn't know! They didn't know a whole lot about the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPS for short, and Noelle told great stories about her interactions with some of these great women! She also talks about how difficult it is to write historical fiction! How the details must be right or people will contact her to tell her what she did wrong! SOME PEOPLE! Richey gives her a book idea, but everyone else thinks MAYBE Richey should write it! HAHA! Noelle was hanging out with us something was happening that she loves! The Seahawks were playing! Through flexing the schedule, in the NFL, and us having to move our time together around, she was talking to us, while the Seahawks were playing a game! Why is she a Seahawks fan? What job did she hold that allowed her to show her love for them even more? WHAT WIDE RECEIVER HAD AN OIL PAINTING IN HER LIVING ROOM, when she was growing up?! You have to listen! Noelle fits right in with the guys! She joked around and even gave her two cents on whether she can watch TV with the closed captions on! It was GREAT and the guys want to have Noelle back on when her new book comes out! SO, sit back, relax and #grabalisten!If you want to order Noelle's book on Amazon, just click HERE!You can also find out more about Noelle by going to her website: https://www.noellesalazar.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/3/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 45 seconds
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E56: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! WE REVISIT INTERESTINGLY UNUSUAL TOPICS THIS WEEK!

This week is not scary, but rather interestingly unusual! The guys took the week off, but still, put together a Halloween Special that is guaranteed remind you of the GREAT guests they've had that brought VERY unusual stories! First was Chris Noel! He is the Lounge's Sasquatch expert! We revisit some of the signs of sasquatch and how they have managed to remain virtually undetected for YEARS! Then we move to Jeffrey H. Ryan! He is the author of the book, "Hermit: the Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte." He tells of the story of Jim and how he ran opium from the Maine/Canada border to Chinatown in NYC! He also shares the story of an unusual character he met while he was hiking the Appalachian Trail! Finally, we move to Tom Swyers! Tom was a great guest who is an author, and his newest book is called, "Caged to Kill." It's a fictional story about a lawyer who tries to help a man who has spent over 30+ years in solitary confinement! While it is fictional, there are REAL details that helped Tom write the book! This Halloween special is AWESOME! As mentioned... NOT SCARY, but SO stinkin' interesting! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!For more information on Sasquatch and any of Chris Noel's books go to https://www.thebigfootportal.com/christopher-noel/!For more on Jeffrey H. Ryan and any of his books go to https://www.jeffryanauthor.com/!For more on Tom Swyers and any of HIS books go to https://www.tomswyers.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/27/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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E55: AUTHOR & HISTORIAN MIKE VIRGINTINO TAKES US BACK IN TIME IN THE LOUNGE!

We step back in time and venture back to the Bronx, NY, circa 1960-64, when Freedomland USA historian & author Mike Virgintino comes back to the Lounge! They guys had some follow-up questions from the first time Mike hung out, and he did NOT disappoint! He REALLY knows his stuff, and it is always a GREAT conversation! Mike also talks about the 60th-anniversary celebration that he ran, virtually, this past summer, and how he tries to keep Freedomland USA on everyone's minds! He recently was gifted a collection from someone who had collected items from Freedomland USA every season it was open, and every year since, and he talked about the wealth of items he has discovered almost daily going through! He's also going to send a gift to the guys, and they are all VERY excited!Freedomland USA isn't the only thing Mike dabbles in, either! He is working to restore and preserve the Odell House, which is the house, in New York state, where General George Washington and French general Rochambeau met to talk about the colonists' plan of attack, during the Revolutionary War, which ultimately led to the surrender of the British at Yorktown! Mike also talks about going to Normandy and how moved he was going there, and how he thinks it is a very important place for people to visit!Lastly, Mike is working with www.hearabouthere.com, which is a site that you can visit while you are at certain places of historical significance and hear MORE about what took place! Mike continues to amaze the Lounge with great conversation each time he visits! Be sure to get his book, Freedomland USA: The Definitive History here! So, Loungers, sit back, relax & listen to the RETURN of Mike Virgintino! #grabablisten--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/20/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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E54: A DENTIST UNLIKE ANY OTHER, CHRIS KAMMER FILLS THE LOUNGE THIS WEEK!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Seriously, this week's guest does not want to associate with any sort of drill! Chris Kammer D.D.S. fills the Lounge this week with the sweet sound to SO MANY people! He is trying to make a different way of handling cavities by NOT using a drill! He and the guys talk about that, BUT they start with what dental school was like, and what did he do BEFORE full-time dentistry! Who does he live with now? Well, the answer might surprise you, but he talks about how it came about! Little Matt HAD to ask about the Halloween Candy Buy-Back that Chris began at his practice! What an amazing time with Chris! He promoted boxing matches, so Chris was trying his hand at maybe promoting the "Battle of the Podcast" between Richey & Little Matt! THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING BREWING THERE! The energy is high, and the guys LOVED hanging out with the Founding Father of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health! He is a contributing scientific advisor for Reader's Digest magazine, and the developer of the "Gums of Steel" protocol at www.gumsofsteel.com! SO, sit back, relax, TAKE A DEEP BREATH & HANG ON... AND #grabalisten!Want to find out more about Chris and all that he's doing go to https://www.thedrillisgone.com/!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/13/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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E53: AUTHOR DAVID KRAVETZ JOINS THE ONE YEAR BIRTHAVERSARY CELEBRATION IN THE LOUNGE! THE LESS BEATEN PATHS OF AMERICA IS HIS THING!

This week is VERY SPECIAL! Not that ALL of our shows aren't special, BUUUUUT... this is the one-year anniversary! YES WE KNOW THIS IS EPISODE 53, BUT WE HAD A COUPLE EXTRAS GET COUNTED AS FULL EPISODES, AND WE ARE TOO LAZY TO GO BACK THROUGH AND RENUMBER THEM... ANYWHO... ALSO, Richey couldn't make it this week, so Sam's wife, Brie, guest-hosted, and it was HER birthday too! Add our guest, David Kravetz, to the mix and this show is AMAZING! Author of the Less Beaten Paths of America Books, David talks about SO MANY things that aren't very well known because they are not on the highway! You have to go find them! That's what David does for you! He tells you about these hidden gems, and give you some ideas to add to your trip that you hadn't originally intended! They start talking about Hell, and end with Screaming Heads! YEAH... Sam asks what's it like in Hell, and then asks about something that's just Okay! David has been to SO MANY places! Some Boring, and some SUPER! This is an extremely fun hangout, and it is SO WORTH listening! Don't be a Tightwad with your time, and sit back, relax and #grabalisten of our hangout with David Kravetz!Find out what David is up to at: http://lessbeatenpaths.com/ AS WELL AS FIND HIS BOOKS AT https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JVV3PGH!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/6/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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E52: PODCAST HOST JACOB THORNTON HANGS IN THE LOUNGE & TALKS ABOUT BEING FUNCTIONALLY AUTISTIC!!

This week's show does not stop short of entertaining! Jacob Thornton, the host of the Mentally Healthy podcast, joins the guys in the Lounge and is a treat! The guys get to know him during the show, and Jacob has a good time laughing, joking around, and just sharing with them what his interests are! Who is his biggest inspiration? The answer MIGHT surprise you, but it might not either! What does he do as a "hobby?" Sam isn't too sure he'd enjoy Jacob's hobby... but they talk it out! They talk about the Alamo, because Jacob is from San Antonio, and that leads to talking about the importance of learning history AND maybe the not so importance of Calculus! Near the end of the show, Jacob shares something, that he doesn't hide, but the guys hadn't talked about too much, that he has autism. He does not let that define who he is as a person, and that's why they guys wanted to get to know him before diving into that realm. Jacob was great! He wants to come back, and the guys would love him to come back! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!The Mentally Healthy Podcast with host Jacob Thornton: https://anchor.fm/jake652--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
9/29/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 31 seconds
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E51: ORPHANAGE FOUNDER & MISSIONARY LAURA CORCORAN STOPS BY THE LOUNGE!

There's no BIG EVENT hangover this week! Laura Corcoran, founder of the Miryante Orphanage in Uganda joined the guys in the Lounge this week! The topics were ALL OVER THE WORLD with Laura! First, going to Japan and doing an internship, through the same program as Sam's wife, and how it was adjusting to living there! She then lived in South Korea, and visited a place not many people can say they've been, AND RETURNED! She joined the Peace Corp and then decided to start a life of international work, on the African continent! She helped found an orphanage in Uganda, and adjusted to life in Africa! After a couple of years, she moved on and started working with a company that is charged with establishing renewable energy sources to several African nations that normally have difficulty getting electricity! There are MANY other things the guys talked about, and they REALLY enjoyed having Laura on! So sit back, relax & #grabablisten!To help the Ugandan Miryante Orphanage go to https://miryanteorphanage.org/ to find out ways you can donate or support this cause!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
9/22/20201 hour, 20 seconds
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E50: WE WENT GALACTIC FOR THIS SUPERSIZED SHOW... WE WENT TO URANUS (MISSOURI) FOR OUR 50TH!

50th EPISODE! That's what this SUPERSIZE show is, and we went OUT OF THIS WORLD for the show! Sam made the trip to Uranus (Missouri) and had Mayor Louie Keen guest host, on location, while Richey & Little Matt were back home! The guys asked Louie more pressing questions, this time to see how Uranus might be growing in the future! The Mayor talks about how he might expand the business to where there is more than one Uranus! (?) The guys had the Mayor play SHENANIGANS and Richey TRIES to win his first, OUTRIGHT, title! DID HE DO IT?! You'll have to listen! Little Matt has a Let's Chat! that COULD leave a bad taste in your mouth! If you can stand still (without the Earth taking you with it) for ONE second, where would you end up being? Louie talks about his Sideshow Museum manager, Kat, being a sword swallower, and that brought a very unexpected surprise... Louie had Kat come over for a short interview dealing with sword swallowing, and she was great! THEN, after she talked for a few minutes, she came back for a surprise SWORD SWALLOWING for the Lounge! What a great time in Uranus! We THINK there might be MORE episodes that get recorded there, in the future! There is SO MUCH MORE, so you need to sit back, relax & #grabalistenFind out what's going on in Uranus at https://www.uranusgeneralstore.com/!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
9/15/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 38 seconds
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E49: FALLS UNDER THE CATEGORY OF "OOPS!" REPLAY OF THE AUDIO OF LIVE IN THE LOUNGE! WITH AUTHOR OF TALES FROM THE DAY, WAYNE McFARLAND!

This week's show is NOT what was advertised because of audio issues! Shred America Film stars Arthur Swidzinski and Anthony Michal were SUPPOSED to be the guests, but we couldn't quite get the audio to save the way we needed! WE WILL HAVE THAT HANGOUT, but it might a couple of weeks down the road! SO, in lieu of Shred America, we decided to give you the audio of our LIVE IN THE LOUNGE! visit with the author of "Tales from the Day: Live shaping events that truth be told all happened under the heading of 'oops,'" Wayne McFarland! He was gracious enough to come back and visit LIVE while we were in Uranus (Missouri) to record our 50th episode! SO, the Mayor joins us during the live segment!We also include some Dad Jokes and a couple of "blooper" segments that will be sure to help you get your 500 Section Lounge fix!Visit https://www.talesfromtheday.com/ to learn more about the book, AND a link to it on Amazon!ALSO, visit https://www.uranusgeneralstore.com to find everything URANUS!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
9/9/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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E48 LOOK BACK THROUGH LOCKDOWN! GREG WARREN, AARON KLEIBER, TAVARUS HOGANS, CHRIS CAROSA, KARL BARTH, SCOTT SPRUNGER & MORE!

This week's show is a look back through the quarantine months! We didn't let the fact of not being able to travel get us down! We had AMAZING guests and we want to share them with you! Look below and find the various ways to find where you can learn more about these awesome guests! Tavarus Hogans: https://true-seven.com/Aaron Kleiber: https://www.aaronkleiber.com/Wayne McFarland: https://www.talesfromtheday.com/Denny Somach: https://dennysomach.com/Scott Sprunger: https://www.poetryonthespot.com/PodAskew: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podaskew-podcast/id1380473693Chris Carosa: https://chriscarosa.com/Greg Warren: https://www.gregwarrencomedy.com/Jordan O'Donnell: https://www.jordanodonnellauthor.com/Larry Jorgensen: https://www.thecocacolatrail.com/Mike Jobe: https://talknpops.com/Karl Barth: https://jack-putt.com/Many more great things coming! Keep an eye out for what we do next, and always be there to #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
9/1/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 56 seconds
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E47 CONSERVATIONIST ELLIOT CONNOR JOINS THE LOUNGE! HE'S GIVEN A TEDX TALK, PHOTOGRAPHY, DOCUMENTARY WORK, STARTED AN INTERNATIONAL NOT-FOR-

What did you accomplish before you turned 18? This isn't to make you feel bad about your life, but this week's guest, Elliot Connor, has started an international not-for-profit conservation organization (105 countries), taken AMAZING photographs, done a TedX Talk, and filmed for a documentary... and he turns 18 in October!Elliot was a great sport and taking Sam and Little Matt's jokes in stride, and just told the story of how he got to the point where he is today! He talks about the velocity of an unladen swallow (!), which references Sam's most favorite Monty Python movie! Sam and Matt tell their story of their interaction with a bat, and Elliot explained their plan of attack was SPOT-ON, but the materials used were off!Elliot talks about Nature Nexus, which is a 24-hour live documentary channel, that he is hoping to help get started and going! Sam compares it to something that Elliot hadn't heard before! What's the most unusual "capture" of an animal he was trying to help bring back to health? WELL, you have to listen! The guys enjoyed hanging out with Elliot so much, and were happy they cut off their time when they did because Elliot had to leave for somewhere that they hadn't thought about! Check it out to see where he needed to go so quickly! Sit back, relax & #grabalisten!To find out more about Elliot at https://www.elliotconnor.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
8/25/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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E46: LOUNGE THROWBACK! JUST THE GUYS AND NO GUEST! THROWBACK MOVIES WE'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE THEATERS AGAIN, WE CRACK-A-SIX-PACK, WE HAVE 2 L

This week is a throwback to what the 500 Section Lounge was BEFORE we started having weekly guests! The guys sit in the Lounge and talk about lots of different topics! Sam brings up that he's been to the movie theater multiple times and wants to see what movies (from the past) the other guys would like to see in the theaters, again! There is a Six-pack that needs a crackin' and the guys know exactly what is needed! Sam and Matt have been doing "construction" projects, and there are gripes they have with a few things! Little Matt, like any other time, has come up with two, count em TWO, awesome Let's Chat! Never disappointing, and ONE of those was submitted by a listener! We jump into some sports talk, and talk about the NBA restart, listening to MLB on the radio, & the STUPID blackout rules! Can SOMEONE explain them to us?! ANYWHO, it's a great time... it's always nice to reminisce about how things used to be, but not to get too comfortable in living in the past because the future has SO MANY geat things in store! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
8/18/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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E45: COLLECTOR MIKE JOBE TOYS WITH US IN THE LOUNGE! TAKING THE GUYS ON A TALK ABOUT FUNKO POP! FIGURES AND JUST WHAT DREW HIM TO COLLECTING

This week's show really POPS! Mechanical engineer, toy collector, and podcast host, Mike Jobe drops in and hangs out to talk Funko toys! A collector of only about 5 years, Mike has accumulated quite a large collection! Just how big are we talkin', well if you listen, you will find out! The guys are amazed at the number of different figures the Funko brand actually has produced and are available! Mike talks about why there are so many different TV shows, movies, and other topics made by Funko! As a co-host of the Talk'n Pops podcast, does he know if Funko has heard the show? Who's his favorite DuckTales character? What's the next BIG figure that he HAS TO HAVE for his collection? Does he know where Waldo is? All these are answered during our time with Mike! Does he plan on expanding his collection to other types of things or is Funko all the way? Mike has an answer for every question the guys throw out, and even though his internet got a little hairy, a couple of times, the guys LOVED chatting and hanging out with Mike, in the Lounge! What a great time! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!To find Mike and the Talk'n Pops podcast, go to www.talknpops.com! You can also find them on social media, just search "Talk'n Pops!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
8/12/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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E44: COMEDIAN GREG WARREN STANDS UP IN THE LOUNGE THIS WEEK! TALKING ABOUT HIS AMAZON COMEDY SPECIAL, "WHERE THE FIELD CORN GROWS," THE STOR

This week's guest is someone the guys have listened to and followed for large portions of their lives, and he was there to talk to them! Comedian Greg Warren dropped in the Lounge and hung out with the fellas! Greg, a long-time veteran guest of the Bob & Tom Show, has toured on the Bob & Tom Comedy All-Star Tour, along with headlining MANY fantastic venues across the country! He now has an Amazon Prime Comedy Special called, "Where the Field Corn Grows!" It is hilarious and you will love it! The guys started talking about the very OBVIOUS differences between field corn and sweet corn! The guys were using video during their hangout and Greg, a St. Louis Cardinals fan, noticed the Chicago Cubs pennant in the background of Sam's camera, and Greg gave it to him a little bit! We believe the words "dumpster" and "fire" might have come into play! Greg tells the story behind where his iconic bit, "Fluteman," came from, and how did Hughie Baker react to finding out about the bit?Greg lists some of his favorite clubs to work, then talks about wrestling a farmer, working in front of a drunk crowd, and changing his knuter valve, along with the advice he would give starting comics, following Jerry Seinfeld, and how the cover art came about for "Where the Field Corn Grows!" Great time, great hangout, great guy, and great show! Sit back, relax & #grabalisten!You can search Amazon Prime for "Where the Field Corn Grows" OR you can go to www.gregwarrencomedy.com, to find out more about where Greg is going to be, and other great stuff! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
8/4/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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E43: AUTHOR LARRY JORGENSEN POPS IN THE LOUNGE! WE TALK PEOPLE & PLACES IN THE HISTORY OF COCA-COLA, INDY 500, THE ROOT GLASS COMPANY, SANTA

The guys "Have a Coke and a Smile!" this week with their guest, Larry Jorgensen! Larry is the author of, "The Coca-Cola Trail: People & Places in the History of Coca-Cola." What an amazing journey down memory lane, Larry took us! The guys asked about the origins of the iconic bottle, if the taste varied in the early days, and about the rumors of Coke contains drugs in the first recipe! Larry knocked them all out of the park with great stories and knowledge of each! Larry talked about the great times he had at the Indy 500, in the past, and links the Brickyard with Coca-Cola! He tells the guys about how a Coke bottle has recently sold at an auction. For how much, you ask? It's an AMAZING AMOUNT OF MONEY, that how much! Larry sends the guys away with the story of how Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola are connected, and let's just say it makes sense why Delta's corporate offices are in Atlanta, GA! Great hang out with Larry! Sit back, relax & #grabalisten!If you would like to find out more, go to https://www.thecocacolatrail.com/! You find his book, and even purchase it if you would like!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
7/28/20201 hour, 17 seconds
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E42: DAN WILLIAMS INSPIRED THE LOUNGE! AFTER OPEN-HEART SURGERY HE BECAME A NATIONALLY RANKED MASTERS TRACK ATHLETE!

Sam and Little Matt had a motivational hangout this week with Dan Williams! Dan went from heart attack to masters track athlete after having major surgery, on his heart, and the trip was NOT an easy one! Dan talked about what happened and the stressful trip to get to where he is today! He talks about many of his 21 Fitness Principles to getting to a healthy and more enjoyable lifestyle! Mesmerized by Dan's story, the guys ask about ways to keep from going down the same path Dan went down, and also Sam shares one of those moments that he needed to "decide" to make a change, and what that's meant to him, his family, and those around him! Dan was so inspiring and fun to chat with, the guys want him to return to talk about the great things he is experiencing! You can find Dan at www.newheart4life.com, and you will get a link to all the links to where Dan spreads his word! SO, sit back, relax, and enjoy the guys' hangout with Dan Williams! #grabalisten! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
7/21/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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E41: POET & AUTHOR SCOTT SPRUNGER ENTERTAINS THE LOUNGE! POETRY ON THE SPOT, HOW POETRY IS SUPPOSED TO BE, ODDEST/TOUGHEST REQUESTS, TYPEWRI

This week is a family affair for one of the guys! Poet & author, Scott Sprunger hung out in the Lounge this week! Scott is the old (and less attractive) brother of Sam! Scott talked about getting started in poetry, and why did he decide to start his Poetry-On-the-Spot? What's the catch or novelty to getting people to stop and request a poem? Well, it's a certain "TYPE" of item that draws young and old! The guys enjoyed asking Scott about his most interesting request, along with his most memorable. Overall, this wasn't a great hang out because Scott is related to Sam, it's because he was just GREAT to listen to his stories, and his journey to this point, and what he hopes to accomplish! What a fabulous time, and you should sit back, relax & #grabalisten!To find Scott, you can search "Poetry on the Spot" on any social media, and find him!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
7/14/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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E40: THE 500 SECTION LOUNGE GOES ASKEW PT. 1 (A COMPLETE DUMPSTER FIRE): GIVING BURGERS THE FINGER, THANKSGIVING SIDES, SHENANIGANS PLUS, AL

For their 40th show, the guys joined up with the PodAskew Podcast (CJ & Rico) to do a two-part CROSSOVER! Part 1 is in the Lounge where we talked grilling, favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, and other food-related banter! Rico gave a sound effect of something very intimate to a lot of us! We played SHENANIGANS! It's a longer version than usual, but it is SOOO good! CAN RICO MAKE UP FOR WHEN CJ PLAYED AND COULDN'T PULL OUT THE "W?!" CAN RICHEY BEAT ANYONE IN THIS ONE?! Find out! The PodAskew Podcast is a movie based show, so the guys did a "Let's Draft" where they all drafted movie lines from ANY movies of their choosing! The first two rounds are here in the Lounge, and then the final FOUR rounds are completed in PART 2 of the Crossover, on the PodAskew Podcast! It's always great to collaborate! HEY, that rhymes! This show was spectacular, and the guys loved having PodAskew on the show! Catch Part 2 of the Crossover on the PodAskew Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1SXNUYTNi0KlAXSOZLORUb?si=U8UQkLV5TvG4xO-p14OoPA **WARNING** The PodAskew Podcast is NOT family-friendly, so please make sure you do not let audiences under a certain age listen... ya know... YOU listen, and give the younger Loungers a brief synopsis of the Draft... YOU enjoy the rest! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
7/6/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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E39: AUTHOR JORDAN O'DONNELL MAKES HIS WAY TO THE LOUNGE BEFORE LEAVING ON A BUS TRIP W/ STRANGERS! WE TALK TURNING DOWN HUGE JOB OFFERS, WR

The FBI, DEA, & Secret Service couldn't get this week's guest, but the Lounge got him! Author Jordan O'Donnell comes to the Lounge and drops some GREAT knowledge of how the country is in a position that needs change. Jordan worked for two and a half years in the FBI, after being a wrestler at Virginia Tech while getting his undergrad and graduate degrees. After that, he had offers to join the FBI, DEA & Secret Service, and he TURNED THEM ALL DOWN to write his book, "Zoon Garden!" Richey came prepared and got "that's a good question" from Jordan MULTIPLE TIMES, and the guys reveal a hidden thing they try for every show! Jordan talks about the road trip he's going on... WITH COMPLETE STRANGERS?! How "strange" are they, to Jordan? Are they coming through Indiana? Who's doing the cooking while on the road? What is the message he wants to accomplish with his bus trip around the country? ALL of these get answered! Richey and Sam introduce Jordan to what a Pudgy Pie is, and that it MIGHT be a great addition to the bus trip, and cooking on the fire! Jordan is intrigued and talks about pizza rolls roasted on the fire?! OH, and then Sam has to tell Jordan that he prefers Hot Pockets from the oven! The guys talk about facial hair and how men love it, and their ladies... not so much! They talked about what soured him on working with the FBI, and why he didn't want to stay inside the bureaucracy to continue his career. Jordan talks about  They are all over the place with their topics, and they loved having him hang out! Jordan talks about his book, and then talks about where you can find him and his "goings-on," which is https://www.jordanodonnellauthor.com/! SO, sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
6/30/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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E38: AUTHOR WAYNE McFARLAND SPINS A TALE IN THE LOUNGE! WE TALK GOING ON A ROAD TRIP W/A MONKEY, STARTING A RIOT IN FARGO, SHARK FISHING IN

The guys are blown away, this week, by author Wayne McFarland! Wayne wrote his "memoirs" in the form of "Tales From the Day: Life shaping events that truth be told all happened under the heading of... oops." The book is packed full of 27 adventures that shaped his life, and the guys were amazed at the few they got to chat about during Wayne's time in the Lounge! Sam ordered the book in hopes to be able to take it with him on vacation, but something happened to keep that from happening, and while he was looking for consolation, Wayne and Richey were having none of it! Wayne DID talk about a few of the adventures that he wrote about in the book like: Going on a road trip with a monkey, losing $10,000 at the Hollywood sign, and the day Johnny Cash hit on his wife! Did Wayne run with the bulls? There's a story about that topic! What about Shark fishing while in his underwear? YEP, he's got a story! AMAZING stories, and what an AMAZING guest! SIt back, relax, and #grabalisten!Get "Tales from the Day" here!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
6/23/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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E37: COMEDIAN & ACTOR AARON KLEIBER STANDS UP STRONG IN THE LOUNGE! TALKING FANNY PACKS, HARLAND WILLIAMS, BOB SAGET, STEVE-O, KIDS CURSING,

If you haven't figured it out by now, the guys LOVE to laugh! This week, they were LOVING the banter when comedian, writer, and actor Aaron Kleiber came to the Lounge and hung out! Just a cool dad, Aaron has a comedy special on Amazon Prime called, "Grown @%$ Dad." You can also find it on other "audio-only" platforms (i.e. Spotify & others)! AARON WAS GREAT!He talks a lot about being a dad and the funny things that come from those times with his family! He hit close to home with Sam when Aaron talks about cargo shorts being the "dad purse" for EVERYONE ELSE'S STUFF! Aaron chats about how he toured with Harland Williams and toured with Steve-O! FIREBALLS?! Yeah... there's a story there! Aaron talks about how his family handles being the topic of his comedy, how he fleshes out a bit and hating a cartoon character! Little Matt asks Aaron about "Pam" and whether or not it was indeed the in the guys' home state! Aaron explains that "Only Pam Can Judge!" Such an incredible hang out with Aaron! How would older comics translate to today's world of comedy? How about watching "the Office?" Aaron puts his own special spin that he and his wife put onto watching the show during the pandemic! He also tells about what he HAD going on until March 2020 hit! What a great dude! Aaron talks about MAYBE coming back regularly to have some "Dad Chat" with the guys! That makes us VERY excited because the guys SO enjoyed the time with Aaron! Enough about this, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Find out EVERYTHING about Aaron by going to his website! https://www.aaronkleiber.com/Search "Aaron Kleiber" on any social media site, and you find him! He also has a podcast called, "Grown Dad Business!" (https://open.spotify.com/show/5L7ZD4hpcYE7H20OkRGnei?si=rTmLEfxdRp6GU6vOjePWPw) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
6/16/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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E36: WE'RE TALKIN' BASEBALL W/NATE MONDOU! WHERE IS THE SEASON HEADING FOR MLB? SCENARIOS THAT SOUND FEASIBLE, MOUND VISITS, KEEPING IN BASE

The Lounge heads back to the baseball field with infielder for the Midland Rockhounds, Nate Mondou! Making his second appearance in the Lounge, Nate talks to the guys about his profession, and is absolutely great! Where is the baseball season heading? Does he think there will be any minor league baseball or is it a lost cause, for the year? What scenarios has he heard that he thinks are feasible, and what does he see as the best way to get a season in? Does the fact the other sports (NBA & NHL) are going to be completing their seasons mean MLB HAS to get something in? What is it about Memorial Day that made this season SO different than so many others? Nate answers all these with great professionalism, and is funny and personable while answering!The guys also ask him about some things that happen on the road, they ask about mound visits, and so much more! Nate is a person the guys love having come to the Lounge and talk shop! It's a great time, and you should sit back, relax & #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
6/9/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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E35: COMEDIAN STEVE MORGAN JOINS THE LOUNGE! WE TALK DEVELOPING BITS, HOW SAM MET HIS WIFE, BIRDS IN AUSTRALIA, WORST TYPE OF SHOW, BODY LAN

This week's show was a side-splitter, in the Lounge when Steve Morgan hangs out! Comedian, improviser, storyteller, actor, writer, musician as featured on Australia’s ABC and the UK’s BBC, Steven Morgan is a jack of all trades and self-proclaimed master of them all! Steve nails it when we talk about him getting into comedy, how he develops a bit, and then Sam shares about what part a comedian played in him meeting his wife! Steve moved to Australia, and tells about a piece of advice that he NEVER thought he'd need but does confirm that it's TRUE! Little Matt asks about the differences in the types of comedy in the different places he's lived (UK, Australia, the Netherlands). He shares the story of when he visited New Orleans with his ex, and Sam mentions an eating establishment that he went to, when HE was in New Orleans! Dad jokes make an appearance AND STEVE STEALS THE SHOW ON THOSE TOO! We wrap things up with talking about him teaching comedy in the Netherlands, as well as him trying to speak Dutch! What a great show! SO, sit back, relax, & #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
6/2/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 32 seconds
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E34: MR. MINI-GOLF, KARL BARTH TEES IT UP IN THE LOUNGE! HOLEY MOLEY, DOES HE SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE! WE TALK THE HISTORY, HIS BUSINESSES, THE C

FORE! Karl Barth, a.k.a. Mister Mini-Golf, doesn't putt around, and tees it up in the Lounge! A former technical writer at a Fortune 500 company, decided he wanted to pursue his passion, and play mini-golf, professionally! How did something like that present itself? Sam wants to know, "WHO IN THE WORLD CAME UP WITH THE WINDMILL HOLE?!" How did he come up with the idea of Jack-Putt, and what does it all entail? Is there a course, he's played, that is his favorite? Why in the world would a professional mini-golfer have a championship wrestling belt? SO MUCH WE TALKED ABOUT! What an adventure, and what a guest! Karl surprises the guys with an announcement about something he's doing, and Matt had JUST talked about it, when he was told about having Karl in! Karl has also started a podcast of his own called, "Par 4 the Course: Business Podcast with Mr. Mini Golf!" You can also find his work with Jack-Putt, here! What about all the great hole reviews, https://minigolfreviews.com/! What a great time! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
5/26/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 27 seconds
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E33: HAMBURGER HISTORIAN, PLAYWRIGHT, YALE GRADUATE, & BUFFALO NATIVE CHRIS CAROSA BRINGS THE BEEF TO THE LOUNGE! WE TALK BUFFALO BILLS, THE

The guys have a WHOPPER of a guest this week! Chris Carosa, author of "Hamburger Dreams: How Classic Crime Solving Techniques Helped Crack the Case of America’s Greatest Culinary Mystery," came to the Lounge and certainly didn't "wimp" out! Chris was great at having a response to WHATEVER the guys threw his way! Wanna talk stock trading? He has EXCELLENT advice (he DID have a nationally top-rated mutual fund)! Thinking about writing a play or something along those lines? Yeah, he's got experience with that too! How about advice on those carnival games everyone likes to play? Chris tells the "behind-the-scenes" truth about the prizes! With Chris being from Buffalo, Sam HAD to bring up the Bills and their former kicker, and Chris was fabulous in his conversation about the NFL too! AMAZING CONVERSATION with the person that Richey says is, "the smartest man I know!" We won't argue! Chris told about the lessons he learned while working in his grandparents' pizza stand at the county fair, and how that actually deepened his love for business (he started his business career before he hit 13)! How in the world did he discover this hidden passion for the hamburger? The answer is GREAT! The amount of work he put into finding the answers is amazing! ALSO, what do Pete Rose, helping a friend clean out a basement & Joe Montana have to do in a piece of advice about stock trading? You'll have to listen because it's a great connection! Chris was a fantastic guest, and he is our FIRST IVY LEAGUER! Chris graduated from Yale University, and tells a great story about getting a girl's phone number by telling her that he did the radio broadcast of their hockey games! OH, and we forgot to mention, he was a top-rated AM radio DJ, when the AM side still played music! This guy was fantastic, and HE WILL BE BACK! It's not often we run into a guy who puts an exciting spin to EVERYTHING he talks about, and we think he will be a LOYAL LOUNGER! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalistenVisit Chris' website: https://chriscarosa.com/
5/19/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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E32: TAVARUS HOGANS HANGS OUT! A FORMER VANDERBILT COMMODORE TALKS SEC FOOTBALL, SUCCESS IN LIFE, HIS RECRUITING PROCESS, COACH TONY DUNGY,

This week's guest left the guys with SO MUCH to talk about! Tavarus Hogans, the owner of True Seven Life, hung out and was great! A former captain of the Vanderbilt Commodores, Tavarus has done great things in his life, and he shared his depth of knowledge in BUNCHES! Tavarus entertains the guys about playing in the SEC and talks about the first victory he had, as a player, while in what is argued to be the best football conference! He is asked about the recruiting process he went through, and how he chose Vanderbilt. Little Matt, the resident Indianapolis Colts fan, asked Tavarus about his year he played in Tampa Bay, with the Buccaneers, under Coach Tony Dungy. Tavarus has a very detailed answer about Coach Dungy's influence! Tavarus talks about the place he feels is the most raucous in the NFL (the answer might surprise you)! What was the process to decide that football was not the way of making a living? Tavarus is level-headed and very thoughtful in how he came to this decision. He talks about his decision to bring in CBD oil under the True Seven Life umbrella, and why he saw it as important to do so. The guys played Over/Under or PUSH, and it was a fun time! Tavarus leaves us talking about his 3 favorite words, in life, and explains why they ring so true. Tavarus was FANTASTIC! The guys really enjoyed the time he spent in the Lounge and really hope he'll come back to hang out, again! SO, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Find Tavarus' True Seven Life at https://true-seven.com/Twitter: @TrueSevenLifeFacebook: True7Life--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
5/12/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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E31: PRODUCER & AUTHOR DENNY SOMACH FINDS THE LOUNGE! THERE'S TALK ABOUT "A WALK DOWN ABBEY ROAD," PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ISLEY BROS, JIMI HEND

The guys "go for a walk" this week! Music producer, author, and collector of great stories, Denny Somach (So-mack) finds the Lounge, and puts on an AWESOME show! Denny tells about the many many years he spent interviewing musicians, and the influence the Beatles had on them! Peter Townshend, the Isley Brothers, Sting, Billy Joel, Elton John... the list goes ON! A veteran of radio production, Denny decided to write a book called, "A Walk Down Abbey Road" (available on Amazon). It "...celebrates the impact and influence the Beatles have had on their generation and the one that followed, on both sides of the Atlantic." The guys ask Denny about the connection Micky Dolenz, who wrote the foreword in "A Walk Down Abbey Road," has with Jimi Hendrix? What's the most stolen road sign in the world? YEP, Abbey Road! BUT, what's the second most stolen? ALSO, did you know there is a street-level camera ON ABBEY ROAD?! Check it out: Abbey Road Cam (https://www.earthcam.com/world/england/london/abbeyroad/?cam=abbeyroad_uk).Denny tells a great story about Peter Townshend getting his times crossed with Paul McCartney and how it led to Peter not wearing a suit! Sam then asks a question that leads to Denny saying it didn't matter, the Beatles were going to be successful either way! Denny then leaves the Lounge with 2 good ol' fashioned cliff hangers! 1) WAS Yoko responsible for the break-up of the Beatles? 2) How is it that Michael Jackson came to own the Beatles music? WE RAN OUT OF TIME BEFORE WE COULD GET THE ANSWERS! What a great show! OH, and Denny also talks about Arthur Lee and his band Love, and who replaced them as the house band at the Whisky-a-Go-Go! SEE WHAT WE'RE SAYING? Endless stories! IT WAS AWESOME! So, sit back, relax & #grabalisten!Find Denny online at https://dennysomach.com/
5/5/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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E30: BEST OF 2020 SO FAR! ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY, JEFF H. RYAN, COMEDIAN FRANK KING, JACK DAVIS, MATT GILBERTSON (AKA HANS), MIKE VIRGINTINO, M

The guys took the week off, and you get a fantastic Best of 2020, So Far show! Erik Hastings, also known as Erik the Travel Guy (Beyond Your Backyard on PBS and Prime), Author and avid hiker Jeff H. Ryan, the Mental Health Comedian Frank King, historian Jack (WC) Davis, Matt Gilbertson (the man behind International Superstar, Sex Symbol, and Berlin Boy Wonder, Hans), Freedomland USA historian Mike Virgintino, professional baseball player Nate Mondou, authors Steve Snyder,  and Tom Swyers all have segments included! DON'T FORGET SASQUATCH EXPERT CHRIS NOEL DROPS IN TOO! Executive Chef of the South Bend Cubs, Josh Farmer is on as a guest and a guest-host! The Best of 2020, So Far, is CHOCK FULL of great things! Sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Access all of our great content, on any of the platforms we are on, via our website! Go to  https://500sectionlounge.wixsite.com/the500sectionlounge to keep up on everything we're getting into!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
4/28/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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E29: MAYOR OF URANUS (MISSOURI) LOUIE KEEN DROPS IN! THE FUDGE FACTORY, RUNNING FOR MAYOR, PET-FRIENDLINESS OF URANUS, AND THE ROCKET SHIP S

The guys ALWAYS joke around about being WORLDWIDE...WIDE...WIDE, but this week they go GALACTIC! FIRSTLY, we have Executive Chef of the South Bend Cubs, Josh Farmer as a guest host! Richey was supposed to be on vacation, but things changed, but we still wanted Josh to be on, because Louie Keen, the Mayor of Uranus (Missouri) drops a HUGE LOAD of jokes and great banter on the Lounge! From the time the guys introduced him until we parted ways, the guys were just like kids again... well, they kind of ALWAYS are like kids, but you know what we mean! Mayor Keen talks about how Uranus came about, and how it was running for mayor... whether there is a mascot, making fudge, and selling nuts?! How about pets, are they allowed? JUST...HOW...BIG...IS...URANUS? The mayor asks for help with that answer! The mayor unveils preliminary details on a raffle taking place in Uranus, that could get one listener fame (not fortune) in Uranus for years to come! The mayor talks about his hobby of side-show piece collecting, and a little something that even his wife doesn't know! Located on Historic Route 66, Uranus has a certain "feel" to it! A little 1950's vibe, while being futuristic! SO, sit back, relax, PREPARE TO LAUGH, and #grabalisten!To get more details on Uranus (Missouri) go to https://www.uranusgeneralstore.com/!You can purchase almost everything from the website that you are able to purchase while actually standing in Uranus! Take a look around, do a little digging in Uranus, and you might find something you cannot believe you didn't know existed! You can surprise yourself with what you'll find in Uranus! You can also find the Mayor of Uranus (Missouri) on Facebook by searching Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store.Find him on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwRjs8CPffiV_ovZ-in-negFOLLOW HIM ON THE GRAAAAMMM (Instagram) @uranusfudgefactory--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
4/21/20201 hour, 1 second
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E28: CJ FROM PODASKEW JOINS US FOR THE SHOW! WE TALK AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, & GOING BALD! THE MLB, NBA, NHL & NFL ALL STILL GIVING HOPE TO

The guys go "off script" this week! CJ from the PodAskew Podcast joined the Lounge for the entire show! Great conversations came from his hanging out! Richey shows admiration to those who translate an event with American Sign Language, and that spurs talk about signing at concerts! Matt mentions he shaved his head, and resembled Sam for a few days, and then the guys talk about going bald! Sam asks what everyone thinks about the major sports leagues trying to figure out their seasons. Should they even be worrying about it? SHENANIGANS comes back from a two-month hiatus, and it was not crappy... or was it?! Little Matt treats the Lounge to a DOUBLE-DOSE of Let's Chat, and EVEN CJ contributed to Let's Chat with one of his own! WHAT!? THREE LET'S CHATS IN ONE SITTING?! YEP! It was a FANTASTIC show! It was not the norm, but it was fun, and just what the doctor ordered! Sam surprises Richey and Little Matt with a special-guest announcement for next week, as well! Oh my, how you will enjoy this one! Sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Find the PodAskew Podcast: Twitter: @PodAskew;Facebook: PodAskew PodcastPodAskew Podcast is on Big Heads Media--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
4/14/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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E27.2: DESSERT WITH JEFF H. RYAN! HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL: WHAT TO CARRY, JIM WHYTE'S REAL NAME, PANNING FOR GOLD, MLB CHATTER, VIRGINI

The guys finish up their time with author, historian, and photographer Jeff H. Ryan! This dessert is ALMOST as rich and full as the Big Show! Jeff talks about what to take on the trail, how many people they cross paths with while hiking, and water's importance! They get back on the topic of Jim Whyte, and talk about Jim's panning for gold, if he had children, and was Jim Whyte is REAL name? It's all included! The guys end up chatting about baseball and what are the Virginia Blues? Jeff finishes hanging out with a story about ONE odd ride to the trail! Richey and Little Matt then play Over/Under or PUSH to round out the dessert! AWESOME extra this week! Sit back, relax, and enjoy dessert! #grabalisten--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
4/9/202057 minutes, 2 seconds
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E27.1: AUTHOR JEFFREY H. RYAN HITS THE LOUNGE! HERMIT DRUG-RUNNER IN THE 1920s, JIM WHYTE CAME UP! WE TALK ABOUT WHAT GOT JEFF'S ATTENTION,

The hits just keep on comin! Author, adventurer, historian, and photographer, Jeffrey (Jeff) H. Ryan hangs out in the Lounge and is quite possibly LEGEN....wait for it... DARY! He blew the guys away with his story about Jim Whyte, a hermit in the 1920's, who lived in northern Maine! Jim had a very "unusual" childhood and sailed the seas for many years! THAT IS ALL BEFORE HE STARTED RUNNING DRUGS FROM CANADA, TO CHINATOWN IN NEW YORK CITY! How in the world did Jeff run across the tail of Jim? Well, the answer might interest you! Jeff talks about Whyte's story (at least that of which we know) and tells about Jim's falling out with his father, and Freemasons(?) come up?! Jeff also lived in a van, and the guys ask him about whether he did it Matt Foley-style! Jeff tells about meeting his friend Bob, and Little Matt and Sam tell the story about their run-in with their own "Bob!" Amazing show... while you're keeping your social distancing, sit back, relax, and #grabablisten!All of Jeffrey H. Ryan books are available at Amazon, and you can find out more about where Jeff might be, ONCE HE'S ALLOWED TO GO PLACES, at his website, www.JeffRyanAuthor.com!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
4/6/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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E26.2: SASQUATCH/BIGFOOT EXPERT & AUTHOR CHRIS NOEL'S HANG OUT IS COMPLETE! INTERACTING WITH THEM, PLAYING GAMES, YETI, A TINY NBA & NCAA TA

The guys finish hanging out with Sasquatch expert and author Chris Noel! He tells about interacting with them, how they play games, and why he has devoted over the last decade of his life to studying sasquatch! He gives the Lounge a nickname that is apropos to the current pandemic... or maybe he was talking about beer! We chat a little about how the NBA might be able to still complete its season on time, and about senior (in-school) athletes. What does his day look like, every day? It's all here! ALSO, Little Matt has a "Let's Chat!" This dessert will leave you looking for a glass of water because it's so rich! WOOOO! Sit back, relax, and enjoy your dessert! #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
4/2/202040 minutes, 24 seconds
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E26.1: BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH EXPERT, CHRIS NOEL JOINS US! WHAT IS EVIDENCE; WHO REPORTS THEM; CAN WE HAVE CLOSE EXISTENCE; & ARE THEY AGGRESSIVE

What is sasquatch (or as some know him, Bigfoot)? How has it managed to exist FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS and not be discovered?! Sasquatch expert Chris Noël joined the guys in the Lounge! The guys were amazed by the depth of knowledge that Chris shared! What constitutes evidence? Not exactly what you would think! How does he deal with skeptics when confronted by them? How does Chris explain the ability of the sasquatch to remain unearthed? Listener Lea gives a question, and Chris HAMMERS how a novice might be able to start tracking themselves! Where do they live? Is it only in the Pacific Northwest United States!? FIND OUT! Chris was great! We only scratched the surface with Chris, and we plan on having him back... TO DIVE IN DEEPER! Great conversation! Sit back, relax, and #grabalisten!Want to buy any of the titles written by Chris? CLICK HERE!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
3/30/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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E25: AUTHOR STEVE SNYDER HITS THE LOUNGE & TALKS WORLD WAR II! BELGIAN HELPERS, HIS FATHER'S STORY, THE WAR'S MOST DANGEROUS JOB, THE BOOK'S

For the second straight week, the guys got learned! Author Steve Snyder came to hang out in the Lounge! Steve wrote, "Shot Down: the true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth." What an amazing journey Steve took us on during his time with the guys! His father, Howard, was the namesake of the title of the book! Steve tells us about how he came to writing the book, and all of the people he talked to during his research, INCLUDING THE MAN WHO SHOT HIS FATHER'S PLANE DOWN! When was it that his father finally told Steve about the time he spent in Belgium? He also explains the message the book is intended to send, and the most dangerous job, in WWII. The guys sat and listened in amazement as Steve told about his father making his way to safety, from Occupied Belgium. Steve then ventured into the world of sports and talked about his love for UCLA basketball, and the first-ever game at the famous Pauley Pavilion, on the campus of UCLA. The two-time National Champions were upset in that game... by a VERY unexpected opponent! Steve was there! Why are the Rams thinking about changing their logo?! Steve shares his thoughts! What a show! The guys introduce a new game! "Over, Under or PUSH!" makes its debut, and we think it's safe to say, it's got potential! Richey had to miss this episode, but Brice sat in and was a solid C+! HAHA! What else do we talk about? Well... THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION........ MATT! #grabalistenIf you want to buy Steve's Snyder's book, "Shot Down: the true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth," on Amazon, click here.If you want to check out all of the GREAT information about the book, Steve's research, and maybe score an autographed book, go to his website, click here.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
3/17/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 3 seconds
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E24: AUTHOR & HISTORIAN W.C. DAVIS JOINS THE LOUNGE & EDUCATES! WE TALK AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, GETTYSBURG, THE CONFEDERACY, JAMESTOWN, THE ALAM

It's time to put on your school hat, and sit back and learn about the American Civil War and the Alamo with author/historian William C. Davis (his friends call him "Jack")! Author of OVER 20 titles, Jack writes mostly about the Civil War, but does write about other subjects like the Alamo! Richey was VERY excited to talk to Jack about his book, "Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis." Sam talks to Jack about whether Jefferson Davis was a proponent of the South seceding from the Union, and Jack talks about who he feels was the biggest inspiration during the Civil War. It cannot always be work, so what does Jack do for "relaxation?" Well, it might just bring Jack to Sam's neck of the woods! Jack is certainly one of the most captivating people to come into the Lounge, and he will return again someday! So, sit back, relax, and always be there to #grabalisten!To read more about W.C. Davis' works go to Publisher's Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/william-c.-davis.html.If you'd like to order any of his books, you can find them at https://tinyurl.com/wc-davis-on-amazon!
3/9/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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E23: ERIK HASTINGS OF PBS'S BEYOND YOUR BACKYARD, IS IN THE LOUNGE! HE TALKS VACATIONS, BEST BEACHES, BILLY JOEL ON THE PLAYLIST, & WINNING

Erik Hastings, a.k.a. Erik the Travel Guy (@erikhastings) of PBS's "Beyond Your Backyard" hangs out in the Lounge with the guys and they have a great time! How did he start as Erik the Travel Guy, where is HIS vacation spot, where are the best beaches? He talks about it all! Why in the world does he loath the rain? When he's listening to music, who is on his playlist? Erik also talks about winning TWO Emmy awards! There's SO MUCH MORE that we couldn't fit it all into this episode! *Hint-there might be some more coming out later this week!*The guys also Crack a Six-Pack, and even dive into a Let's Chat! There's a little talk about Little Matt's Colts, and Sam's Bears in the NFL segment! What a show, and what a week! Sit back, relax, AND as always, be sure you're there to #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
3/2/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 5 seconds
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E22: MATT GILBERTSON: THE MAN BEHIND INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR HANS (OF NBC AMERICA'S GOT TALENT FAME) JOINS THE SHOW! ALSO, HOUSTON ASTROS SI

This week's show is INTERNATIONAL! The guys were joined by Matt Gilbertson (@matt_gilbertson) who is the man behind International Superstar, Sex Symbol, and Berlin Boy Wonder, HANS (@accordionhans), of America's Got Talent (@agt) fame! AGT airs on NBC (check your local listings), and Hans was a finalist on the most recent season of AGT the Champions! Matt hangs out and talks about how he came up with Hans, and how he has morphed into the international sensation that he is today! He also tells about Hans and Simon's feud developed, and what Simon said to him, on the finale, when Hans was eliminated! How far did he think Hans would go on Champions? Well, Matt tells the guys, and then also foreshadows a trip to the midwest!? Little Matt asks if he travels to events as Hans or if he transitions to him at the venue... his answer and reasons are good! Sam watches AGT with his family, and WAS COMPLETELY GEEKING OUT! It is a great hang out with Matt Gilbertson! The guys also talk about their feelings on the Houston Astros Sign Stealing Scandal and weigh in on how they feel it will affect the organization! It's a great show in the Lounge, and always remember to #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/24/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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**HUGE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEXT WEEK**

The guys talk about Sam's experience at the Chinese restaurant, recently, and what THEY were doing when they were 9-years-old! THEN, the real reason for the mid-week segment, the guys announce their guest for next week: MATT GILBERTSON (@matt_gilbertson)! Who is Matt Gilbertson, you ask? Matt is the man behind International Superstar, Sex Symbol, and Berlin Boy Wonder, HANS (@accordionhans)! Hans was a finalist in the most recent season of America's Got Talent: the Champions! The guys are SO ready for this one! IT'S GOING TO BE A BLAST! Make sure you always #grabalisten once this comes out! WOOOOOOOO!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/20/20206 minutes, 50 seconds
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E21: COMEDIAN FRANK KING HANGS & TALKS ABOUT HIS STRUGGLES W/MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE, CORONAVIRUS CRUISES! JAY LENO & HIS BOOK & SO MUCH MOR

**ATTENTION** This week's show is a phenomenal show, but there are some topics that are of a mature nature. We want to make sure that if you have ears that are listening, and you don't want them to hear about mental health issues that might go further than you'd like, that you maybe wait to listen to the show when those ears aren't around! It's still PG-13, but we don't want to start conversations about things you aren't ready to talk about quite yet!**The Mental Health Comedian, Frank King (@theMHcomedian) joins the guys in the Lounge! Sam and Little Matt sat down and hung out with him and had a GREAT time! Frank talks about what led him to comedy, some comedians he's work with, in the past, and issues that he deals with every day, and how that's led him to write a BOOK! OH... and he just got done with an international trip that made some news! You can find a lot more information about Frank, and his quest for better mental health at https://www.thementalhealthcomedian.com/. If you ever feel you need to talk to someone, at any time call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.The guys talk about some more XFL and its viability. Talk leads to their commissioner and YET ANOTHER CONSPIRACY! The guys do a couple of rounds of Would You Rather (thanks to @SpitballersPod) and the answers might actually make you LOL! Sit back, relax, and always remember to #grabalisten!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/17/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 31 seconds
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E20.2: **NATE MONDOU VISITS & OTHER GOODIES**

We had enough from hanging out with infielder for the Midland RockHounds (AA affiliate of the Oakland A's) Nate Mondou that we were able to have ANOTHER dessert, this week! Nate talks about disagreements with coaches, his time in USA Baseball, the bullpen guys, and superstitions he, or people he knows, have in the world of baseball! Richey and Sam went and saw Mike Eruzione (Miracle on Ice fame) speak, and they talk about the influence of the 1980 Winter Olympics, in Lake Placid. Rounding out our "Dessert," Mama Richey calls Richey and a hilarious story ensues! WHAT A GREAT WEEK! TWO GREAT releases of the time we had, in the Lounge, with Nate! #grabalisten--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/13/202035 minutes, 59 seconds
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E20: NATE MONDOU, OF THE MIDLAND ROCKHOUND (AA AFFILIATE OF THE OAKLAND A'S) JOINS THE LOUNGE, XFL, COACH KNIGHT RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON

In complete and "udder" Conan O'Brien style, WHAT A GREAT SHOW WE HAVE FOR YOU! An infielder for the Midland (TX) Rock Hounds (@RockHounds) the AA affiliate for the Oakland A's (@Athletics), Nate Mondou (@natemondou), joins the guys and COMPLETELY rocks the show! He talks about his trip through baseball including when he played for USA Baseball! He played SHENANIGANS with Richey and Little Matt, AND he's sending the Lounge some swag!  The guys talk about some "minor" XFL ideas, and what it COULD look like in the future. They also talk about Coach Knight's return to Bloomington, and where he ranks on the list of Sam's all-time coaches (he's a Purdue fan)! Sit back, relax, and #grabalisten--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/10/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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E19: ** EXTRA TOM SWYERS MID-WEEK**

We had so that we talked about with Tom Swyers that we had a little dessert, after this week's Big Show (main course!)! Tom talks atmosphere at baseball games... Fake sandwiches out of t-shirt cannons, rehabilitation in the prison system, and what he was having for his Super Bowl party! We also find out that while Richey has notes for playing SHENANIGANS, Matt might need some notes too! All here in the mid-week EXTRA! #grabalisten--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/4/202017 minutes, 54 seconds
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E18: AUTHOR "SAVING BABE RUTH" & "CAGED TO KILL," TOM SWYERS SURPRISES THE SHOW! WHAT'S HE EATING FOR THE SUPER BOWL, & WILL DEREK JETER MEN

Award-winning legal-thriller author Tom Swyers joins the Lounge and chats up the guys! Swyers, a lawyer, and former judge talks about two of his books Saving Babe Ruth and Caged Killer! Tom has some laughs talking George Costanza, Derek Jeter, and Super Bowl food! The guys were SO lucky to get Tom to come on, and one thing is FOR SURE... HE WILL BE COMING BACK TO CHAT! #GrabAListen--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
2/3/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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E17: **SUPER BOWL SPECIAL**

It's a BIG game this coming Sunday, so it needs to have its own STAND-ALONE segment during the week! The guys talk Super Bowl! There's a Super Bowl "Let's Chat!" OH MY! The guys come up with ideas that would BRING IN AT LEAST $185 BILLION for the NFL! They fix the Pro Bowl, AND then they draft their top 3 Super Bowl prop bets to wrap-up the show! #grabalistenThere's also, a little, EXTRA!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/29/202038 minutes, 1 second
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E16: JOSH FARMER, HEAD CHEF OF THE SOUTH BEND CUBS JOINS US, PLAYS SHENANIGANS, TELLS STORIES OF PRESIDENT CARTER, SNOOP DOGG, AND TOM BRADY

Executive Chef, for the South Bend Cubs, Josh Farmer joins the Lounge, and talks about how he got to where he is today! He recalls awesome stories about President Carter, Snoop Dogg, and even Tom Brady, Dan Marino, and Peyton Manning together at the same place!? Josh takes on Richey and Little Matt in some SHENANIGANS. What an AWESOME Lounge visit! #grabalistenAfter the episode, stick around for a WORLD PREMIER release of a sample of BS On the Road! This is a podcast that Sam and Brie are giving a try! They drive often, and some of their best conversations happen there! Brie and Sam tend to laugh at the quirky topics they talk about, and it really is a great time! Hit the road with BS!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/28/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 45 seconds
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E15: MIKE VIRGINTINO, HISTORIAN OF FREEDOMLAND U.S.A. (A NOW-DEFUNCT AMUSEMENT PARK IN THE BRONX, NEW YORK). HE TALKS ABOUT THE ALAMO, THE L

The guys talk to Freedomland U.S.A. theme park historian, Mike Virgintino! What a show! Mike talked about some AMAZING things in reference to Freedomland but also talks about the park's creator, and his history leading up to, and after creating Freedomland. The guys are amazed (and saddened) by the story and how things played out in the Bronx. Mike also chats about the Alamo, the London Bridge, and sports with the guys! What a great guest and show! #GrabAListenIf you want to find more about Freedomland U.S.A. you can find it:Facebook: Freedomland U.S.A. - The World's Largest Entertainment CenterTwitter: @Freedomland_USA--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/20/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 55 seconds
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E14: CFB, NFL, OLD FADS & DAD JOKES

The guys open 2020 with a bang! They talk about college football, NFL, and a little college basketball experience! It's a new year, and the guys are gearing up for a GREAT new year! #grabalisten--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
1/13/202050 minutes, 5 seconds
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E13: THE BEST OF THE 500 SECTION LOUNGE

2019 is in the books, and the guys are on break! They decided to give you (a HUGE GIFT!) the BEST of the 500 Section Lounge! It took MINUTES to put this together for your enjoyment (Sam was getting ready to walk out the door when he slapped this together)! We revisit some of the great guests who joined the Lounge! We also go back to "Let's Chat," along with the Best of SHENANIGANS! Bigger and better things are on the horizon, and it's so much fun to come back to the great moments, thus far! 2020 is here, and the guys are here to stay, so become a Loyal Lounger, and #GrabAListen--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/31/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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E12: College Football, Would You Rather, and a New Co-Host!

Richey & Sam introduce "Little Matt" into the Lounge, as our newest co-host! He is a great addition, and while you listen, you'll see why! Let's Chat takes a WHOLE new path, and leads the guys to the ocean? Brie joins us for two segments, and the guys play Would You Rather (Richey & Sam) and they also start the 500 Section Lounge Draft! This week the guys (including Matt) draft their top Christmas movies! They move on and talk about the College Football Playoffs! Walking home from the Barenaked Ladies concert and an overserved dude ALSO make an appearance! GRAB A LISTEN, and enjoy the holiday spirit!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/24/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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E11: DALTON SHETLER, SHENANIGANS, COLLEGE BASKETBALL TALK & MSU SECRET SANTA?

Michigan State football & men's basketball gameday broadcast host (WHEW... that's a mouth full!) Dalton Shetler joins for MOST of the show! What a treat it was! He took on Richey in some Shenanigans, talked Christmas decorations, and SO MUCH MORE! This was a laugh-fest! OH... and Dalton STILL found time to talk about college basketball! THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL! We wouldn't expect any less from him! #GrabAListen!Catch Dalton every morning on The Spartan Sports Network, 7:00-9:00 am! Follow his goings-on, ON THE TWEETER @Spartan_Radio & @DaltonShetler10! Instagram: ..... you know what... let's not worry about that one!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/16/20191 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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E10: **PRIDE AND TRADITION** ARMY/NAVY

The College Football Rivalry of Army v. Navy is in the Lounge! The 120th meeting between these two service academies will take place on Saturday, December 14th, in Philadelphia, and the guys talk to the Director of Football Operations from BOTH Army and Navy! Coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes talks about his role at Army, and tells the guys they have asked about classified information? Coach Brian Blick tells the story of how he became the Director, at Navy, and that the guys might have some "fake news?" All in all, this episode is to pay tribute to those men who have played in this historic rivalry, and then gone on to serve our country! Thank you to all who played, AND SERVED!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/12/201935 minutes, 22 seconds
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E9: APP ST JOINS THE LOUNGE, BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER & "UGA"LY COLLEGE FOOTBALL TALK

Oh, what fun was had in the Lounge! Was there college football last weekend..? OH... Richey will fill Sam in on the weekend! Sr. football manager at App St., Maria Christeson stops in the lounge with her boyfriend! Who's her boyfriend? THE KICKER AT APP ST! Chandler Staton comes in and tells the guys about the special teams tackling drills! He might have some input on who will win their bowl game in New Orleans, on December 21st, as well!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/9/201947 minutes, 2 seconds
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**BONUS** GRILL GIRL ROBYN LINDARS! STRANGE GRILLINGS!

BONUS CLIP from @grillgirlrobyn! Robyn tells the guys a strange thing she likes to grill! HOW DOES ONE PROCURE SAID MEAT!?Find Robyn on Instagram & Twitter: @grillgirlrobyn.Let the guys know what the weirdest thing YOU'VE grilled! Twitter: @500_sports; Facebook: @500SectionSports; Instagram: @500section; GOOD OL' FASHIONED EMAIL: [email protected]
12/4/20194 minutes, 17 seconds
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E8: ROBYN LINDARS, NFL, CFB, SHENANIGANS & MORE

The Grill Boss behind grillgirl.com, Robyn Lindars joins the guys and talks FOOD! Find her on Instagram & Twitter: @grillgirlrobyn! The guys talk college football, NFL, and SHENANIGANS and we play Would You Rather!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
12/2/20191 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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E7: Kirk Bohls, Steve Borelli, and "Crack a Six-Pack!"

The guys talk to Austin-American Statesman columnist, and contributor to Hookem.com, Kirk Bohls! He drops A TON of college football items and just a great conversation! Find Kirk on Twitter: @kbohls!  Sr. Editor of Sports Weekly/USA Today, Steve Borelli also dropped in and talked baseball and about his work on the autobiography about legendary baseball announcer, Mel Allen! Find Steve on Twitter: @StephenBorelli! Two GREAT conversations, & a new "STRESS-RELIEF" segment called, "Crack a Six-Pack!" is debuted!  #GrabaListen and enjoy the #LoungeLife!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/25/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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**SNEAK PEEK- KIRK BOHLS**

Kirk Bohls (Austin American Statesman & Hookem.com) joined the guys in the Lounge for college football talk! The interview was so good, the guys wanted to give a sneak peek of how the interview went!FIND KIRK BOHLS ON TWITTER: @kbohls--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/22/20193 minutes, 54 seconds
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E6: CFB, An NFL Tryout?, SHENANIGANS, GUESTS, AND MORE! (Extended Show)

Richey and Sam bring back SHENANIGANS, but this time Brie Sprunger (Sam's wife) joins the guys to take on Richey in a head-to-head battle! The guys talk to the University of Colorado Assistant AD/Sports Information (FB/SKI) Curtis Snyder, and he introduces the guys to college skiing, plus some UC football! A new "Let's Chat" makes its way into the show! Richey talks about Tua, and Sam thinks Clemson might be coming on strong! THEN, founder of Baseball Cloud, Kevin Davidson, joins the fellas and has great insight into the game and where it's headed! The guys chat about Colin Kaepernick with Richey giving the closing argument. We said it was an "Extended Show," and that's because a normal show, couldn't hold this show's jockstrap! Grab a listen!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/19/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 10 seconds
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Coming Up 11/17/19

What's in store on the next 500 Section Sports, from the Lounge!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/15/20191 minute, 1 second
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E5: Veteran's Day Salute; Name, Image, and Likeness; CFB; NFL & GUESTS!

The 500 Section Salutes all of the veterans of our country, and Coast Guard veteran Wes Mitchell joins Richey & Sam to talk about his journey and what took him there. The guys "chat" about the NCAA legislation allowing student-athletes to be compensated for their "Name, Image, and Likeness." Bluffton University (Bluffton, OH) men's' and women's' golf coach, Adam Craig calls in and lets the guys know where he stands on the topic, and a little more...Richey and Sam reveal their College Football Top 10. Do the guys agree on their top 4...? HIGHLY DOUBTFUL!A little NFL gets thrown in there too! Make sure you grab a listen but remember... THEY ARE LISTENING!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/11/201957 minutes, 44 seconds
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**BREAKING NEWS** Under Center- CHASE YOUNG SUSPENDED BY NCAA

According to media outlets, Ohio State, AND he himself,  Chase Young has been suspended by the NCAA. Dalton Shetler joins the guys and gives his take on the developing story!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/8/201915 minutes, 53 seconds
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E4: NFL, CFB, SHENANIGANS, and MORE!

Richey and Sam talk about the World Series, the NFL, a little SHENANIGANS, and MORE!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
11/5/201950 minutes, 54 seconds
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LET'S CHAT! (E1)

Where do sayings we use originate? In this episode, we talk about the phrase, "Let's chat!"--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/30/20192 minutes, 49 seconds
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E3: Richey and a Guest!

He's here! He's here! Richey's here! What do we do!? WE HAVE OUR FIRST GUEST! Gameday broadcast host for Michigan St. football, and men's basketball, Dalton Shetler joins the 500 Section to talk college sports! We talk some NFL and MLB Playoffs, too!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/28/201955 minutes, 54 seconds
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Under Center- Is Jim Harbaugh Leaving Michigan?

It's rumored that Jim Harbaugh has contacted NFL teams about returning to the pros. Richey & Sam talk about it... AND a little extra.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/25/201914 minutes, 49 seconds
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Who's Side Are You On!?

We are having a dispute! Who wins this discussion, Sam, Richey or neither?--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/24/20191 minute, 28 seconds
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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

What could it be!? MAYBE TWO THINGS!? OH MY!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/21/20191 minute, 4 seconds
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E2: “It's good for your soul to invest in something you can't control.”

NFL, CFB, MLB Playoffs Update, and our Top Five Sports Movies!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/16/201956 minutes, 30 seconds
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E1: MLB PLAYOFFS

We talk a little NFL and Matt Nagy, and then dive DEEP into the Major League Baseball playoffs! Who did I pick? HHHMMM... sounds like you need to listen to find out!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/500section/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500section/support
10/3/201937 minutes, 47 seconds
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The 500 Section Lounge Podcast (Trailer)

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10/2/201934 seconds