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I HAD to say it

84 EpisodesProduced by Aaron DeshotelWebsite

This is a podcast about this, that and the other. My takes on life, society, politics, and whatever else happens to cross my mind. There will be interviews about everything from movies to restaurants, dinner to drinks, games to sports.....this is starting to sound like a date, isn't it? If you want … read more

84 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

I hate to say I told I you so

September 21st, 2021

35:41

I hate the phrase " I told you so" but unfortunately sometimes you just gotta say it. Sometimes you call a a lousy situation and even though it …

Tell me again how unfair it is.

September 14th, 2021

34:06

Do you even understand what makes something fair? If so you are in the minority these days. I'm going to rant about what it actually means for something to be fair. As well as some of the things I 'm tired of hearing …

I HAD to Hush.

September 7th, 2021

1:02:58

In this episode I am joined by Mystery Mike and Slick Fronk Sanders of the Hush Hush Conspiracy Hour. We had a great conversation covering all kinds of fun topics. UFO's, Flat Earthers, Flat Curves, Doomsday Prepping, …

Year One Anniversary Episode!

August 31st, 2021

35:50

The title pretty much says it all. Happy birthday I HAD to say it!!

A weak pull out game and aging out.

August 24th, 2021

28:58

More ranting about the faults in the government. Mismanagement of military actions, bungled pandemic management, and general incompetence don't you …

Overpopulation, the delta variant, and other thoughts

August 17th, 2021

27:10

This one is kind of a chain of thoughts, kind of touching on things I have mentioned before, with a few things that might frost some fannies, but what can you do? And as always if you don't agree with me let me hear it, …

Cognitive Disconnect, it's real,

August 10th, 2021

30:48

We all suffer from it to a certain extent. Even if we don't know what it is. In this episode I will discuss some things I have seen happening lately, the repercussions of said things, and what I think we can do about …

Eco-consciousness and the world as it stands

August 3rd, 2021

27:00

So this is the only planet we have. And we are terrible stewards of it. We all know we need to do better by the planet and be more responsible about things, but are we actually doing the right thing? How much of it is …

Overbearing parents in youth sports

July 27th, 2021

29:30

With summer in full swing there is a return to normalcy that is bringing with it something I feel we can do without. You've all probably heard them …

The state of the world and the difference between body positivity and fat advocacy.

July 20th, 2021

36:56

A quick summary of a few things I think we need to look at in the world, the United States, and in general. Then I talk about a rabbit hole I fell …

LIBERTAD LIBERTAD LIBERTAD

July 13th, 2021

33:27

There are riots in the streets of Cuba. The people have have no food, no water, no medicine, and no electricity. The only reason is that a few people there now have smart phones. You still think the communist ideals are …

Stop encouraging a loser's mentality

July 6th, 2021

35:12

In this episode I will discuss the tenants on which the United States was founded, and where we go wrong in implementing them. Also why we need to stop with the everyone gets a trophy crap. A level playing field means …

Once more for the people in the back

June 29th, 2021

32:34

In this episode we will rehash a couple of things that apparently need clarification for a few folks. It is a summary of how I feel about a few …

Mental health issues are not trendy

June 22nd, 2021

27:31

I keep seeing people claiming to be traumatized or claiming to have issues more for sympathy or to jump on a band wagon these days, and it's pissing me off. Mental health is something we need to be better about, not a …

A Return to normalcy and why I don't have a different logo this month

June 15th, 2021

26:24

Ok so the CDC has said we can start to get back to normal. Things are opening back up. A talk about some things to keep in mind as you go back out …

If you don't want to be put in a box, don't define yourself by one

June 8th, 2021

28:39

In this rambling episode I will be discussing responsibility, maturity, and defining yourself as a human being. You know the light stuff. 

Featured …

Gender Norms and Pride Month

June 1st, 2021

32:36

Hey everyone, I'm back. In this episode I am going to talk about gender norms, and the fact that June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and my thoughts on that. I also briefly touch on a podcast battle I am in on Instagram being …

Promos? We Got Promos

May 25th, 2021

19:29

As I stated last week, no actual episode this week. Instead I decided to toss up a bunch of promos for shows that I whole heartedly endorse. There is …

Active positivity

May 18th, 2021

27:57

Basically, you can't change the world with out changing yourself. A little introspection, a brief story about an online dispute that made me question myself, and more general ire. Also, while I don't know if anyone even …

A Conversation with Dr. Katherine Sheffield

May 11th, 2021

57:45

In this interview I talk with Dr. Katherine Sheffield, host of A Few Bad Apples podcast. We talk about dealing with the pandemic, stupid people, …

Thinking you're the GOAT but you're just an ass.

May 4th, 2021

35:33

In this episode I give my take on a certain athlete I find to be severely over rated, and his particularly obnoxious and irresponsible use of his …

A talk about mental health, and a lot of other random stuff. Featuring Lizz from You should Have Ghosted

April 27th, 2021

1:00:44

This episode features Lizz, one half of the fantastic You Should Have Ghosted true crime podcast. Lizz and I discuss mental health, stupid people, …

How Many times does this have to happen before we start the uncomfortable conversations?

April 20th, 2021

33:38

Another officer involved shooting. Another tragedy. Another "mass shooting."  This one hit close to home for me. I had family that was there. Was it …

Clothes don't define the person

April 13th, 2021

38:13

In this episode I am going to go a little further into a matter that has brought me some flack from both sides. I know shocker right? The simple fact of the matter is the world is not black and white. Trying to cram …

The Reels Rabbit Hole and whats going on with the show

April 6th, 2021

26:40

So in this episode I am going to talk about the trend of shooting thirty second videos for the likes on the internet. And some changes coming to the program that I happen to be excited about. And a promo spot for a show …

Mass Shootings, social co-opting and just something light

March 30th, 2021

36:53

More whack jobs are doing whack job things. Asian hate is a thing, and I will touch on it, but I am not Asian and can't speak to the experience If you want to hear a better take on it from somebody check out this link.

I HAD to be Tabooze part two

March 26th, 2021

49:09

Here is the super special bonus I promised. The second half of the conversation I had with the ladies of Tabooze. Music, Work, Social Commentary, we got it all.

Pod Promo Geek Peak


#podernfamily #supportindiepodcasts …

I HAD to be Tabooze

March 23rd, 2021

59:28

So for my second ever guest episode I spoke with the awesome ladies of Tabooze. I say it in the episode, I'm gonna say it again here. You need to be listening to these ladies. Talking about the things we aren't, but …

Stimmi Stimmi Y'all

March 16th, 2021

32:09

Ok, so the government finally decided to give us some more of our kid's tax money. What should we do? Go to some local spot and get a bite? Support a …

The Thing about International Women's Day

March 9th, 2021

27:46

In this episode I discuss International Women's Day. Relax keyboard warriors, there is no need to get yer knickers in a knot. How about you actually listen to the episode before you jump to conclusions and go off all …

Really? Going after Dr. Seuss?

March 2nd, 2021

26:24

Ok so after last week this may seem a little redundant but come on, Dr. Seuss? Really? Also Mr Potato head and a few other thoughts, along with a thought to the people recovering down south.


Featured Podcast Film Rage. …

Cancel This

February 23rd, 2021

27:52

So it's time to talk cancel culture, again. Seriously why am I still having to say this. People need to pull their heads out


Featured podcast : Hops …

Impeachment 2: where's the boogaloo?

February 16th, 2021

36:55

So in this episode I am going to discuss the second impeachment of the former president of the United States, and some of it's  implications for the …

The second one of the second month of the second season of 2020

February 9th, 2021

30:16

In this episode we have a couple of quick takes of a few subjects. We have a moron, a sporketball game, and the future of our country. We also have my thoughts on the future of the country, so check that out too


This …

Financial issues in the start of 2021

February 2nd, 2021

29:46

Well in this episode I'm talking about a few things about finance in the new year. The lottery hitting a record win for some lucky SOB in Michigan, the stock market learning about the power of the internet, and …

It Goes Before a Fall

January 26th, 2021

28:27

So in this episode I am going to talk a bit about one of the original sins, if that is the kind of thing you believe in anyway.  Personally I don't always think pride is a bad thing, but there are good kinds, and less …

A message from the management & Inauguration thoughts

January 22nd, 2021

27:14

This episode contains an announcement from....well me honestly, about a change to the program and then my thoughts about the upcoming four years. Lets face it there are not a lot of surprises when it comes to what I …

Birthday Brouhaha

January 19th, 2021

27:27

You ever overhear something that just pisses you off? By now you know I do, and today I want to address something that really just irks the hell out …

Self care in 2021, and more Aaron recommends

January 15th, 2021

30:35

In this episode we are going to step back from the politics for a bit, and talk about some things we can do to take better care of ourselves in the …

Armchair Legal Eagles

January 12th, 2021

39:30

Look, I'm probably as sick of talking about politics as you are of hearing about them. Unfortunately until things settle down in this country it will …

And we're off!

January 8th, 2021

27:02

2021 is off to the rocky start we expected. In this episode I will be discussing the expected and actual fallout of the January 6th run off election …

Driving in the Snow

January 5th, 2021

22:16

In another shorter episode I talk about a problem that happens every year. The idiots who forget how to drive in the snow. Seriously if you live anywhere it snows you know exactly what I'm talking about. Happy New Year …

Interview with Ariel Cooksey of Malice True Crime Podcast Part Two

January 1st, 2021

53:16

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! 

This is the second part of my conversation with Ariel Cooksey of the Malice True Crime Podcast. We had a lot of fun talking to each other, and I hope that you have fun listening to it. In this …

The FINAL show of 2020!!

December 29th, 2020

13:56

This is an abbreviated episode with a little thought on the year that we are FINALLY putting to rest, as well as a little of my hopes and plans for the future. Thank you to everyone who has been listening, and I hope …

Interview with Ariel Cooksey of Malice true Crime Podcast

December 25th, 2020

44:25

This is the first part of my first interview, featuring Ariel Cooksey the host of the true crime podcast Malice. Ariel is an amazing person. She is super smart and very passionate about what she does. This was my first …

MLM's & the new economic norms

December 22nd, 2020

34:25

In this episode I talk about the trends on social media of people pushing MLM projects as a way to either supplement or replace their income. When is …

Thoughts and Prayers

December 18th, 2020

31:19

There is nothing wrong with praying for someone or keeping someone in your thoughts. But do you need to make social media posts about every damn thing that pops up in the news all around the world and hash tag it? What …

Unsolicited Opinions

December 15th, 2020

33:37

 This is an episode where I am going to discuss people who offer up their two pennies, weather or not it is wanted, or even appropriate. Also I want to talk about being decent to each other and not letting this dumpster …

Less Apologizing

December 11th, 2020

36:40

In this episode I will address the issue I take with the societal trend of apologizing for things that you had nothing to do with. And on the lighter …

Can the United States get back to being united?

December 8th, 2020

38:25

In this episode I am addressing a topic submitted in the facebook group for the podcast, and am delivering my take on what I think about it and what I think it will take to preserve this union.

Podcast spot for Misfits …

Manly Men and Morons

December 4th, 2020

27:02

In this episode we will address the movement that is a call for a return to manliness, and what I think that entails, and we will talk about some stupidity that has my ire up.

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Toxic Masculinity and The Holidays

December 4th, 2020

21:22

In this episode I take a run at something that came up this past week, and kind of set me off. I am not a fan of the phrase toxic masculinity but in …

Black Friday

December 4th, 2020

26:10

Food comas, and mass consumerism. What else can we talk about the day after we show how thankful we are for everything by gorging ourselves and …

Thanksgiving on the Horizon,

November 24th, 2020

32:43

In this episode I am still playing with formatting so bear with me. First off we will look at the impending holiday and some thoughts I have had …

Say thank you for Pete's sake, it's not like it will kill you.

November 20th, 2020

29:54

In this episode I am going to be changing things up a bit and playing with the format a bit so please bear with me and let me know what you think of the changes. In the first part of the episode I am going to talk about …

A wild KAREN appears

November 17th, 2020

31:05

In this episode I will be talking about the resurgence of the Karens in the world, and what I think it means, and more importantly what we can do about it. Also I touch briefly on the extreme sides of the two primary …

The first Promo Spot

November 16th, 2020

0:54

I think the title pretty much says it all. It's my first attempt at a promo.

#podcasting #COVIDsucks #2020 #hobbies #Idontgethashtags

The Hollywood Elite, and Preachy Ass Celebrities

November 13th, 2020

24:22

There is still nothing official in the election, every legal move is being made to drag the damn thing out. As expected. A lot of us are still sitting at home with out any idea when we will get back to work. Economic …

Stretching Your Dollar

November 10th, 2020

32:04

Getting the most bang for our buck is something we all can stand to do, with times being what they are. This episode contains some of the things I have found to help maintain a decent quality of life with out breaking …

Off Season Grilling

November 6th, 2020

35:05

In this episode I discuss some cooking things that are seasonal, and something I think about a lot. We are going to talk about grilling. Just because it is fall doesn't mean you have to deny yourself the joy that is …

The 2020 election day Podcast.

November 3rd, 2020

30:08

Honestly this is my take on what I think is coming. I don't pretend to know who is going to win, but I bet that it gets challenged, regardless. So I am going to talk about that, and about what I think we all need to do …

Basic manners and basic people

October 30th, 2020

21:37

In this episode I will discuss the general decline in basic manners in American society today. I touch on a couple of the causes and give my usual two pennies, along with a couple of brief anecdotes.

#basicmanners

Social media and humanity

October 29th, 2020

26:35

This is an episode where I discuss social media, and some of my thoughts about it's impact on us as people and how we approach our lives. 

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COVID19 and the pandemic shut down

October 23rd, 2020

24:09

This is an episode containing my thoughts regarding something that is hitting a lot of us right now, and my feelings about it and some thoughts on how people are dealing with the situation


#Shutdown #COVID2020

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Arguing on the internet and how to do it right.

October 20th, 2020

19:45

You've done it, I've done it too, we're all guilty of it. The free exchange of ideas is a fantastic concept. In this episode I discuss what we got instead, and some of the ways I think we can address it.  Some of the …

The one chip challenge

October 17th, 2020

23:14

I did the Paqui one chip challenge over the past weekend with my buddy Mike. We recorded it on his live stream, the link will be at the bottom of these notes. So doing this viral challenge thing got me thinking about …

Aaron Recommends - Small Business Eddition

October 12th, 2020

31:37

This is the episode about small business and shopping locally. 

Here is a list of the businesses mentioned in the episode. If you could give them …

It's all about respect

October 6th, 2020

25:27

In this episode I discuss a disturbing trend in our world today about both the massive desire for and complete lack of understanding of respect. Everyone wants it, a lot of us aren't all that great at giving it out. A …

Crowd Funding and the entitled ones

October 1st, 2020

25:35

This podcast contains a couple of updates for the listeners who are following along, a little information about where we are going and is the first …

The first political one

September 30th, 2020

25:17

I actually recorded this one a little while ago, but after watching the first debate I decided to post it while I sort out my thoughts on what I just subjected myself to. #debate2020 

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The next one about stupidity

September 23rd, 2020

18:48

This is the next one where I talk about some stupid behavior. Give it a listen, if you would. 

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Moving out - Volume 2

September 20th, 2020

19:54

Ok so it's time to look at a few things to consider when you are looking for your first place. Things to physical look for and at in your new place. Things to consider that will make you life a little easier down the …

Cooking, It will be a thing.

September 16th, 2020

19:32

In this episode I am basically laying out what I am planning for a future regular segment about cooking. A little bit of an overview about preparing …

Trigger Warning

September 13th, 2020

16:05

This is my thoughts on the phenomenon of trigger warnings. This is the only time you will see the phrase in relation to anything I am posting.

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What's this all about

September 11th, 2020

15:46

A brief look at what I was thinking when I started this podcast. Kind of a what am I looking to do and why sort of a thing. As always please feel free to reach out to me with your thoughts.

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Woke White People

September 9th, 2020

19:21

This one may twist a few knickers, but the podcast isn't called what I SHOULD say.

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Moving Out

September 7th, 2020

17:06

The first of what is going to be a regular segment on this podcast, offering advice, tips and tricks for people going out into the world to live on …

Armchair Activists and the Keyboard Commandos

September 5th, 2020

17:54

The title pretty much says it all, my take on a fairly recent development in the scheme of things. The ones who are real big behind their keyboards, and the issues I have with them.

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Rights, Responsibilities, and the Second Amendment

September 4th, 2020

13:10

I think it's pretty straight forward here. A little bit on rights in general and a bit on the second amendment. 

www.ihadtosayitpodcast.com

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Aaron Recommends

September 3rd, 2020

11:55

A few things I am thinking about, some books, movies, music that I like and I think you guys might want to check out.

Encyclopedia Brown: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4P201Jpyp7XTUwPxErnA0L?si=o1iXomC-T0W0FL6nbeIQgA

Stupidity - An observation

September 2nd, 2020

15:28

Just a few thoughts on something we've all had to face at some point in our lives. Stupid people, stupid thoughts, stupid things and why they bother us so.

www.ihadtosayitpodcast.com

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Did I offend?

August 31st, 2020

18:45

In this episode I am going to talk about the idea of being offended, my take on people getting offended, and I'll throw out a few things that you might find offensive.

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The one about hate

August 31st, 2020

13:54

Ok so this is some of my thoughts on hatred and prejudice. I promise I tried to keep it from getting too preachy, just my thoughts on the matter. Oh ya I figured out how to add in a listener support thing here if you …

An intro - Who is this talking to us?

August 31st, 2020

17:02

This is just a bit of a bio. A blurb of an audio bit introducing myself and a bit of my  background. Just in case you might want to know a little more about how I got to be who I am and think all the things that wind up …

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