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Over Fifty Starting Over

78 EpisodesProduced by Barry EdwardsWebsite

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison – moderate vs conservative. Metaphysical concept guy vs Christian political historian. Self-improvement and finding your career of passion are our main themes. We typically end discussing current events in a fairly politically incorrect format.

78 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

O5O 3.18: A little bit of everything

February 25th, 2021

1:09:35
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

A day early on the show - Barry going on vaca! Dealing with what comes with that during this time.
Cars: Leasing vs buying. Self-driving cars with that new car smell.

Current …

BONUS: 3.17 After show

February 25th, 2021

38:32

Post show wrap up. Had people ask for it.

O5O 3.17: Bringing back JOY

February 19th, 2021

1:12:10
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Rush Limbaugh passes due to lung cancer.

Career/Self-improvement

JOY. Definition: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing …

3.16 after show wrap up

February 18th, 2021

43:39

Our BS breakdown after the show

O5O 3.16: Business development during and post pandemic

February 12th, 2021

1:12:09

O5O 3.16: Business development during and post pandemic

O5O 3.14: Consumer deals | Negotiating 3

January 29th, 2021

1:14:45

Full show notes/links: https://OverFiftyStartingOver.com/o5o-3-14 Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... Amazing cost savings on smart phone …

O5O 3.13: Negotiating part 2 | Gender obsession

January 22nd, 2021

1:14:01

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... (Full notes/links: https://overfiftystartingover.com/o5o...)  Browns lose to Chiefs.   Negotiation …

O5O 3.12: Negotiation skills. Free speech

January 15th, 2021

1:08:43
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Cleveland Browns beat Steelers in Wildcard Playoff game! Heading to KC to take on defending Super Bowl champs!

Career/Self-improvement

Negotiation techniques: Reviewing former …

O5O 3.11: Capitol Hill Riot | "Hilaria" Baldwin, where it all began

January 8th, 2021

1:23:16
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Happy 2021 ! Cleveland Browns get even more decimated by COVID. Playing Steelers again in Playoff …

O5O 3.10: New Years Special | Inauthenticity, "Hilaria" Baldwin, Herd Immunity

December 31st, 2020

1:15:06

Happy New Year! Cleveland Browns get COVIDed. Playing Steelers for playoff spot in the last game of the season.

Current Events / Politics

Herd …

O5O 3.09: Xmas Special | The Constitution Part 4

December 24th, 2020

1:06:53

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...  

Merry COVID Christmas! Cleveland Browns may be playing for AFC North championship in the last game of …

REVISED: O5O 3.08: The Constitution Part 3

December 19th, 2020

1:10:59

**SORRY - I ACCIDENTALLY UPLOADED 3.7 YESTERDAY. THIS IS 3.8 !!


Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 3.07: The Constitution Part 2

December 11th, 2020

1:16:04

How does God pick a team? We pray for a victory - puts God in an odd place. And what's up with momentum shifts?

Careers/Self Improvement

Barry is working on Case Study of dentist – after someone else redesigned her …

O5O 3.06: The Constitution Part 1

December 4th, 2020

1:01:46
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Catching up after making the most of COVID Thanksgiving. A little more on types of meditation.

Current Events

Movie: "Mr. Rogers" – Tom Hanks does Mr. Rogers justice.
Classic …

O5O 3.05: Thanksgiving special

November 26th, 2020

1:16:42
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O Special Guest: Sandy Mobley, author of Juicy Work

November 24th, 2020

25:23
Barry Edwards with Sandy Mobley – finding your career of passion

Sandy Mobley is an executive coach and author of Juicy Work: Creating Fruitful …

O5O 3.04: Meditating on Nashville

November 20th, 2020

1:11:13
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 3.02: Getting found online

November 6th, 2020

1:12:45
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... Career/Self-improvement:  Getting on Page 1 0f Google | Social Media Marketing | Reputation Management

Everyone wants their business to be at the top of Google page search …

O5O 3.01: The one where the world comes to an end

October 30th, 2020

1:12:05

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison – Season 3 and off to the races!

Career/Self-improvementRelationships after 50

A friend at "a young" 65 yrs old …

O5O 2.27: Special anniversary episode!

October 23rd, 2020

1:46:52

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Special Episode 1 hour 46 minutes

Career/Self-improvementWorking or Not, Everyone Is Worried About Their Career’s Future – civicscience.com--

O5O 2.26: Productivity Lists | Censorship

October 16th, 2020

1:10:25

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:
INTRO
:  Barry embarks on first phase of volunteer work with Shaker Lakes Nature Center in effort to battle SAD in …

O5O 2.25: Dealing with SAD | Job Loss

October 9th, 2020

1:06:09

Full video: https://youtu.be/H0wSutHcQUE

Happy friday!! Have happy hour with us

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

INTRO: Quick tribute to Eddie Van …

O5O 2.24: COVID CRISIS – Prez and First Lady have the ‘Rona!

October 2nd, 2020

1:08:25

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss: COVID CRISIS! We all woke up to the news of Trump and Melania being diagnosed with COVID-19. What does this mean for the debates? More importantly – what does it mean for the …

O5O 2.23: COVID Karen tased at 8th grade football game

September 25th, 2020

1:13:22

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss: COVID Karen at local football game. Debate of personal freedom to not wear mask vs complying with temporary restrictions to enable the kids to enjoy their sport – Is this …

O5O 2.22: Death in the family. Why do good people die young so often?

September 18th, 2020

1:13:42

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss: Quick look at the Browns young season as they come off a Thursday night football win.

Happy birthday, Halle Garrison! And… Happy Constitution Day!

Career/self improvement: Barry …

O5O 2.20: Preventing/dealing with depression and an amazing feel-good story!

September 4th, 2020

1:12:29

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Nice guys DON’T finish last! Study by the National Academy of Sciences shows that selfish, combative people DON’T get further ahead of nice, extroversive people in corporate America:

O5O 2.19: A week of social turmoil

August 28th, 2020

1:06:09

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: discussing bartering work with clients, but mostly, discussing the busy week of news and the social and political …

O5O 2.18: Marketing secrets, sales inspiration and ID politics

August 21st, 2020

1:04:40

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: discussing marketing strategies for selling online courses, and content marketing strategy for those that struggle with creating content.

See Barry’s recent articles, “Is it ok that I …

O5O 2.17: Booming industries today. Online learning & dating

August 14th, 2020

1:08:58

A brief look at the volatile upcoming presidential election and distrust of voting process. The possibility of another civil war as rioting continues.

O5O 2.16: My struggle dealing with emotions-with career and relationship

August 7th, 2020

1:09:56

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing dealing with our emotions, as men, professionally and personally. Personal tragedies – Two friends facing life or death surgeries. COVID stress and professional pressures …

O5O 2.15: What to consider when naming a new business venture

August 2nd, 2020

1:13:44

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. How to name your new business - take into consideration your domain name and social media handles. Free tool at

O5o 2.14: An insane time-social media, Portland, election and UFOs!

July 24th, 2020

1:06:25

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. O5O Segment:  Sales adviceYou realize you gave your initial sales pitch to non-decision makers. How you turn that into a positive. Business travel changes (COVID!). …

O5O 2.13: Building a better future for yourself and our society

July 20th, 2020

1:11:05

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing building a new sales pipeline. Partnering with clients. Enjoying teamwork. The difference between really …

O5O Special Guest: Neil Signh, Director of Technology with TeamNEO and startup consultant

July 16th, 2020

33:43

Neil Signh joins Barry Edwards to discuss NE Ohio’s emerging technology hub and his personal passion for helping startups get their footing.

A serial …

O5O 2.12: The positive power of teamwork. COVID, Columbus and free speech controversies.

July 14th, 2020

1:14:12

Full video: https://youtu.be/00aPO_cSCJo

THIS EPISODE… Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Discussing the positive effects of teamwork in …

O5O 2.11: Ups, downs, faith and new beginnings

July 5th, 2020

1:13:59

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Merle’s big news!! And his stressful interviewing process during COVID.

More debating God’s existence. How do you …

O5O 2.10: Independence Day – fear and faith

July 2nd, 2020

1:22:46
THIS EPISODE…

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

IntroHappy 4th of July!  I want to introduce CybrCastle.com‘s Sabrina Donley. “Defeating cyber …

O5O 2.9: Entrepreneurs - building your list with lead magnets. And, anarchy - Yay!

June 25th, 2020

1:13:19

Full video: https://youtu.be/xbkSimpsqtg

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Intro - Father's Day!  As tough as our father's were, if they taught us …

O5O 2.8: Changes at warp speed

June 19th, 2020

1:08:26

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Intro – the scam known as eBay. Amazon really beat the heck out of them with innovations such as Amazon Prime and …

O5O 2.7: Good times. Bad times

June 11th, 2020

1:13:06

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Intro - Peaceful weekend ending with tragic news.

O5O - Position your services to sell, quick, easy tips. Find your …

O5O 2.6: BLM from a black man. Love thy neighbor

June 4th, 2020

1:08:34

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, sharing a special offer on how to get your own “Ask the Expert” book published. See OverFiftyStartingOver.com.  We just launched new website for Sandy Mobley: JuicyWork.com. Workshops …

O5O 2.5: Startup tips. DREAMS! Race baiting & censorship

May 28th, 2020

1:15:59

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing COVID updates – state-by-state breakdowns. Georgia, wide open for business for a month with no spikes. …

O5O 2.4: Some business and a lot of media reflection

May 22nd, 2020

1:16:56

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discussing bringing training products online and doing consultant projects for the first time.
COVID - how much …

O5O 2.3: Calling strangers racist, sexist… is socially acceptable today… with no evidence

May 14th, 2020

1:21:44

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison 1. Catching up on COVID affecting – Air BnB hosting challenges, Mother’s Day, cooking/take out… LA County announces “safer-at-home” order. Murder Bees!!
2. Mentally dealing with job …

O5O S02e02: Dogs, dreams, remote jobs and we laughed a lot

May 7th, 2020

1:07:37

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison talking about weird dreams, our past beloved dogs (and probable new one).   We present 19 work-at-home jobs currently hiring:  https://bit.ly/2WApvvc 

A ton more, but I don't have …

O5O S02e01: Bring your biz online, injecting Lysol and MeToo hypocrites

April 30th, 2020

1:09:31

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison - 1st episode of season 2! Discussing Zoom call with past client Steve Reissig, who is undergoing his own O5O transformation - Barry shares some advice of how to bring most of your …

O5O Special Guest: Rex M. Lee, cybersecurity expert/author/gov advisor

April 29th, 2020

31:44

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison interviewing Rex M. Lee- Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisor/Tech Journalist Rex is a cybersecurity and privacy advisor and a freelance tech journalist.    

Rex is the founder of My Smart …

O5O S01e25: Last episode of S1-Looking back, looking forward and... flying saucers

April 24th, 2020

1:29:09

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison wrap up season 1 with a freestyle 1.5 hour episode. A look back at what went right and wrong, but we appreciated every minute.

25 years of the Cleveland Browns curse. The doomed future …

O5O Special Guest 3: Marian Sheridan and Operation Gridlock

April 22nd, 2020

28:17

Fresh from media shows Nightline, Tucker Carlson and Martha MacCallum – one of the organizer’s for Operation Gridlock which took place in Lansing Michigan April 15 2020. This protest against the Executive Orders by …

O5O S01e24: 70% of today's entrepreneurs are...

April 16th, 2020

1:03:40

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing today's new entrepreneurial environment, why it's here, and what is threatening it.  

Get your own free, interactive, Lean Business Model to use as a 20-minute business plan …

O50 Special Guest 2: Neil Howe – From homeless to best-selling author, The Trust Factor

April 14th, 2020

32:32

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, with special guest Neil Howe

Neil helps business owners, coaches and consultants position themselves as the trusted …

O5O S01e23: Zoom bombing and enhancing your brand!

April 10th, 2020

1:02:40
Friday happy hour special!

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Getting Zoom-Bombed! How to adjust your content marketing to isolation time.

Special …

O5O S01e22: Happiness vs joy and the China problem

April 3rd, 2020

59:58

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing happiness vs joy, interviewing techniques and a frat party.

Also – recovering from the 2 trillion dollar …

25:14 / 1:06:24 O5O S01e21: Positive personal/professional adjustments during crisis

March 27th, 2020

1:06:24

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing hard, life altering decisions we need to make. Effective home workout changeup – See The Body Project on YouTube.

Using this time to create your sales funnel — lay the …

O50 Special Guest 1: Marques Ogden -- former NFL player, rags to riches and back again

March 20th, 2020

32:18

Marques Ogden, drafted into the NFL in 2003.Retired after 5 years to pursue a career in construction and contracting. 

At 27, Marques founded Kayden Premier Enterprises and in 2010, Marques won The African American …

O5O S01e20: How SMBs and you can use isolation time wisely.

March 19th, 2020

1:04:36

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: How SMBs and you can use isolation time wisely. SEO quick tip and automating social media posts. Webinars, lead …

O5O S01e19: Coronavirus, Recession & Opportunities

March 12th, 2020

1:03:38

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:  Coronavirus causing new recession, job loss. With loss is opportunity.   

Corporate America will see an increase in remote working, and the "Gig Economy" will see another spike as more …

O5O S01e18: Personal health scare / Democrats pull out the stops against Bernie

March 5th, 2020

1:05:02

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Personal health scare – now on prescription medications. Coronavirus – how serious is it? Google shuts down it’s …

O5O S01e16: LEAN Business model for startups. UFOs, aliens, gov coverup

February 20th, 2020

1:13:36

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discussing LEAN Canvas– an agile business plan for entrepreneurs. Free download at edwardscom.net/lean. It is the 20-minute cure to the common business plan.

UFOs/aliens: There’s so much …

O5O S01e15: Outsourcing marketing. Famous entrepreneurs over 50. movies. Socialism vs Capitalism

February 13th, 2020

1:10:09

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discuss outsourcing your marketing.  Friend of show, Diane, starting her own legal services company.  

Famous entrepreneurs over 50.  Great movies. 

Socialism vs Capitalism - the greed …

O5O S01e14: Successes, cool authors. Gay man vs Christianity. Racism. SOTU Address.

February 6th, 2020

1:13:01

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Friend of show, Lordes starting new animal rehab.

Manifesting your passion. Dealing with bad moods.

Merle …

O5O S01e13: Social media, business coaching, Kobe Bryant, earthquakes

January 29th, 2020

1:07:30

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing social media importance and how to schedule. Today's booming Business Coaching market. Creating and …

O5O S01e12: Inspiration, insomnia, new career after 50 & Space Force!

January 23rd, 2020

1:12:09

This week's episode:

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.

Rewarding Job Possibilities After Retirement: https://bit.ly/3aximSB. 

Overcoming insomnia - …

O5O S01e11: Starting new online business. Smart contacts, Gen Z, MLK Jr.

January 16th, 2020

1:13:20

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. Important 1st steps in getting a new business found online. How to maximize your social media and blog posts.   Smart contact lenses are going to change everything. How Generation Z is …

O5O S01e10: Marriage, gov jobs, privacy rights

January 9th, 2020

1:05:58
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing Jordan Peterson’s take on God and marriage relationships. Struggle with faith.

Also mentioned, looking for a great paying government job? Sign up at USAJobs.gov.

Discussing …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 9: 12-31-19

January 1st, 2020

1:02:22

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. New Years Special! Discussing ups and downs of 2019, New Year Resolutions for 2020. Social/racial hypocrisy of NFL. …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 8: 12-24-19

December 25th, 2019

1:06:48

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. Christmas special! Discussing the political incorrectness of "Merry Christmas". The "Santa Lie". Holiday shopping …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 3: 11-20-19

December 18th, 2019

1:06:41

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing vitamins for men over 50. Getting back into Corporate America after being downsized. Trump impeachment ramifications. Subscribe!!! 

Catch our original videos and leave …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 6: 12-12-19

December 13th, 2019

1:13:15

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing vitamins (part 1). Relationships - dating, marriage, being single. Dating with children. Taking responsibility for our perspectives and outcomes – key to success. Public …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 5: 12-05-19

December 6th, 2019

1:04:15

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing alternate sources of income for self-employed. Guilt and Shame vs unconditional love. Quantum physics …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 4: 11-26-19

November 30th, 2019

1:07:41

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison Thanksgiving special. Discussing appreciation for others. How we help people with our careers. Our fathers' untimely deaths, but our mothers' vibrancy.  The hurt of loss after death. …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 3: 11-20-19

November 30th, 2019

1:01:46

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing politics, social problems, religious points of view and career changes. Discussing leadership styles in …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 2, 11-15-19

November 30th, 2019

55:06

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing politics, social problems, religious points of view and career changes. Ridiculousness of Trump …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 1: 11-7-19

November 30th, 2019

1:03:01

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison intro interview, discussing career changes after 50, politics, social problems, religious points of view. The …

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