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201 EpisodesProduced by Kris RoleyWebsite

Podcasting since 2006, Roley is a look at current events, culture, creativity, and the trials and tribulations of a unconventional middle-aged man with an equally unconventional family.

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Loony Conversations Part 1

April 7th, 2020


For the first time in many years, Loonradio joins Roley for a conversation about Apple,  Jobs, Mental Health, and Next Steps.  

Follow Roley on …

Upgrade The Cups

March 2nd, 2020


Roy Hastings of the Pungo Auxiliary Police is worried about the 'Ronavirus. 

Twitch is a Berner.

We go Looking For Love in Several Wrong Places, and …

Getting Ridiculously Simple

January 8th, 2020


Over the past year, I’ve been working on trying to figure out my wiring. Specifically the part of my brain that can recall song lyrics immediately but forget anything I’m supposed to be doing, and how best to remind …

Ode To An Anachronism

January 6th, 2020


In this episode, Roley talks about how he came to be fascinated with radio, a little of that history, and then we settle on the main topic: Back the …

Oliver Townes Is Doing Good Work

January 1st, 2020


Oliver Townes is our resident wantrepreneur, and he's sitting in for Roley today while Kris is ugly crying the previous year out of his system.  He …

Peach Mint Ice Cream

December 13th, 2019


Episode 342

ImpeachaPalooza — with Hoppy

SONG — Ravonettes — Endless Sleeper

Triple A is still confused. 

Father Sheamus and the Spiritual FitBit 

The Old Guy In The Corner

December 9th, 2019


I'd like to share an insecurity or two that I've found myself nurturing lately.  I think you'll be familiar with it.   I've seen it before, and now I think I'm on the other end. 

Tips For The Time-Strapped Podcaster

September 2nd, 2019


I suspect that there are a lot of people that meet the following description: You’re taken with the idea of starting a podcast. You want to do it! …

ScrappyGull 010: The Biggest Mistake New Podcasters Make With Episodes

August 28th, 2019


Let’s set the scene: You have recorded an amazing podcast. It’s got amazing content, you’ve got a clear point to get across, and you’re excited to get it out to people…and no one sees it.

I can’t tell you the number of …

ScrappyGull 009: "How Often Should I Podcast?" Consider These Three Things

August 28th, 2019


Another one of the questions new podcasters ask is how often they should release episodes, and just like questions about podcast length, this has as …

ScrappyGull 008: Roley’s Completely Subjective Opinion About Podcast Length

August 28th, 2019


There are as many answers to how long a podcast should be as there are podcasters, and the truth is there's no set answer. For every person that …

ScrappyGull 007: The Three Questions You Need To Answer Before Starting A Podcast

August 28th, 2019


In my last article, I made the case that there are three different types of podcasters: The Hobbyist, The Corporate Podcaster, and The Entrepreneur. Each one has their place in the world of podcasting, and I believe …

ScrappyGull 006: The Three Kinds of Podcasters

August 28th, 2019


I know I've said it until I'm blue in the face: Everybody can be a podcaster. So can you. But what kind of podcaster are you?

ScrappyGull 005: Apple Site Pages, Google Searches, and You

August 28th, 2019


There have been some big changes to Apple Podcast landing Pages and Google Search. Both mean good things for podcasters.

Apple have changed their podcast landing pages so that podcasts can be played right from the Apple …

ScrappyGull 004: Simple Rules for Guests

August 28th, 2019


After doing some client work this past week, I bring up some simple rules for recording and editing guests on your podcast.


ScrappyGull 003: Four Reasons Why Templates Might Work For Your Podcast

August 28th, 2019


Have you ever noticed that some of our favorite podcasts follow a certain path on every show? For example, one of my favorite tech podcasts follows a …

ScrappyGull 002: Don't Sweat The Launch

August 28th, 2019


Just because you don't hit a home run when the first episode drops doesn't mean you failed at launching a podcast. You're just placing a very large and unnecessary expectation on yourself.

Just Do Your Show.

ScrappyGull 001: The Three Waves of Podcasting

August 28th, 2019


There are three waves to podcasting: The Marketers, the Storytellers, and you.

Podcasting was here long before the marketers found it. Back at the …

Welcome Back To The Neighborhood

May 20th, 2019


It's been about three years, but I did something about a month ago that got me thinking.

So, let's go back to a little corner of reality that we've been to before.

Bubba and Al are upset about being bored
An edition of …

So, About Last Week

April 30th, 2019


Today, we'll catch up from last week's podcast shortfall, and we'll address the podcast going forward. Spoiler: Making from for some opportunities.

338: The Joy Of Breaking Stuff

April 24th, 2019


Every once in a while I like to break stuff and see if I can make it better. Sometimes I get a little pushback. Sometimes, those people are surprised.

337: Rantasm -- College And The Human Cannolis

April 23rd, 2019


Compare and Contrast: Bernie spoke in generalities. Elizabeth came out with a plan and how to pay for it. Your move.

Also, an op-ed by Philip Klein sets off a Rantasm of generational proportions.


336: Past And Prologue

April 22nd, 2019


So, the Mueller Report is out, and depending on your point of view the system is working the way it's designed to.

Also, Trump is working as he is designed to, which makes some people very happy indeed.


335: Nobody Has It All Figured Out

April 19th, 2019


Day 5 of the Vacation. I'll be back on Monday with more.

It was important to get my brain reset this week, so thanks for understanding. But, it was important to me to keep this promise.

It's also important to me to …

334: Disposable Yugo Policy

April 18th, 2019


Day 4 of my time away. England will have set itself on fire, or it will have figured out how to kick the can down the road a bit farther.

No one …

333: I Was Anxious Before The Red Bull

April 17th, 2019


A bit on Self Doubt. I had a moment of that this week which derailed a bucket list item of mine. I chickened out.

However, I think there are times …

332: You Can Pay To Be Stupid?

April 16th, 2019


Day 2 of my Vacation, and I want to talk a little about the anti vaxx idiots in California.

Anti-Vaxxers Are Paying Doctors for 'Fake' Vaccine Exemptions in California

331: Surprise! Check Your Fringe!

April 15th, 2019


I'm on vacation this week. But, I made some stuff for you to chew on while I'm gone.

Today, a little bit of a deep dive on the Sovereign Citizen Movement, something I have a passing experience in mocking over the …

330: Sneezequake and the Leaking Faceholes

April 12th, 2019


I almost never have Spring Allergies. Almost Never.

Some random thoughts and some thanks as we close out this week and I go on vacation.

329: Intentional Tech

April 11th, 2019


I'm getting ready to take a week off from everything next week, and that seems like a perfect time to delete a bunch of stuff from my phone and figure out exactly what it is I'm using.

328: Splaining is the New Gate

April 10th, 2019


Here's a simple rule that should be easy enough to live by: If you don't know who you're talking to, there's a chance they know more about a certain …

327: No.

April 9th, 2019


It's not personal. I'm just not dropping everything to take care of your issue. I have issues of my own.

326: My First Ejection

April 8th, 2019


Poddlement is late today, and there's a reason. This bare bones 'cast is to talk about it.

325: Your Priceless Advice

April 5th, 2019


April 5, 1994. I turned on the TV. They were playing Unplugged with a crawl going across the bottom of the screen.

Elvis changed the game.
The Beatles changed the game.
Nirvana changed the game.

In my lifetime, I …

324: Embrace the Boredom

April 4th, 2019


After a bit of a windup -- no, really, the open took six minutes -- Roley is reading a book called Digital Minimalism which dovetails with the anti …


April 3rd, 2019


F**k your seasons. I hate seasons. You know what I like? Summer twelve months a year. I'm gonna have that again one day. Trust.

An obligatory …

322: Sanguinis Pura

April 2nd, 2019


Roley rants a bit about the Biden Problem, and laments that we're shaping up to have a battle about who is bluer than whom.
You know what that gets …

321: Hi, Scrappy

April 1st, 2019


After a couple of months of talking, it's show time. Today I talk about Scrappy Gull Media, which went live today.
Follow SGM on Twitter and

320: Bubba’s Bet

March 29th, 2019


I have a feeling we’re not gonna ever see that report, but I have a rather weird reason that really isn’t out of the realm of possibility...

This episode was produced completely on the 11 inch iPad Pro as an experiment …

319: Do The Brexy Wexy

March 28th, 2019


You're going to notice that I think this is the Friday Show. That is because I'm an idiot.

I spent the afternoon watching British Parliament. Like ya do.

Plus, a little talk about the new shiny I picked up yesterday, …

318: The Audacity!

March 27th, 2019


Me and Rules, Authority Figures, and people who think they know better than I how to do something I've done for years.

I got Podsplained by one of …

317: The Backlash

March 27th, 2019


For those of who are not familiar with the behavior of a malicious narcissistic personality, let me give you the situation.

Buckle up.

316: Tie Goes to the Runner

March 25th, 2019


To use a sports metaphor, that's what I think happened this weekend.

But, to use another one, we're not in the Bottom of the Ninth yet. Not even close.

315: You Keep Using Those Words...

March 22nd, 2019


I don't think it means what you think it means. In fact, I know it doesn't. Let me help you with that, Jim.

314: No Neckties, Please

March 21st, 2019


I was going to talk about something else, and then I saw this story about Hermes lamenting the fact that people aren't buying ties anymore.

I talk about the beginnings of what is now the necktie, and how I'd like to be …

313: Babs Should Have Been On Line One

March 20th, 2019


I know someone Devin Nunes should have called before he was stupid on the Internet.
But he didn't, because he's stupid everywhere else, too.

312: The Episode You Were Expecting

March 19th, 2019


Pretty sure I'm gonna piss some of you off. Fantastic. Opening Salvo: There is not one bit of difference between "Inspired By Trump" and "Inspired by ISIS", except we look the other way about one of them.

The FAA let …

311: Better Late Than Never

March 18th, 2019


Sitting in a parking lot at 7am on Monday Morning because I've been sick all weekend.

Nothing Special here, Freaks. Keeping to the schedule.

310: Not On Fleek

March 15th, 2019


Sorry for the voice. I'm Not Optimal™.

Quick shout out to those of you who engage with me on the socialz, I'm really enjoying that.

Por ejemplo, today I'm going to expand on something I said in response to Friend of …

309: Everybody Lives!

March 14th, 2019


Being a fan of Doctor Who, I'm smacking myself for missing the reference while I recorded the show.

Came to a realization as I'm wrapping up a …

308: Varsity Boos

March 13th, 2019


We've graduated beyond Helicopter Parents, Now Mom is a fixer.

It's not 'tell me the name of the judge', now it's 'tell me the name of the test administrator.'


307: The Batshit

March 12th, 2019


It really doesn't take much to bring the batshit crazy into focus with some people. Jeanine Pirro, for one. Tucker Carlson for another.

Clip heavy episode here, because reasons.


306: Pump The Shark

March 11th, 2019


A new way to do CPR that's a hard pass for me.

Also, Facebook wants you to know how very sorry they are, but...y'know...who needs Skynet?

305: Better Red Than Dead?

March 8th, 2019


I waited to hear about the Manafort Sentencing. As you might imagine, I have some thoughts about it.

304: Cleaning out the Podcatcher

March 7th, 2019


You'd think that someone who makes podcasts would listen to a lot of them.

Actually, I'm finding that I spend so much time making stuff, I can't keep …

303: Filling In The Blanks

March 6th, 2019


Thanks for your patience, freaks. Back at it today. Some notes about a few things that happened since I last podded.

Everyone should watch that …

302: Too Ranty

March 5th, 2019


So, I was gonna talk about one thing, and than another thing came up.

This can't possibly end well, so I'm gonna take a cool off day.

See you …

301: Launch The Toxic Fandoms into Orbit

March 4th, 2019


A not of love for the Toxic Incel Fanbois who feel they need to ruin The Last Jedi and Captain Marvel and Doctor Who because it's not their story anymore and they have a sad.

I believe it was Ghandi who said...Fuck 'em.

300: Heath Slater, World Champ

March 1st, 2019


On Episode 299, I said that I had a storyline in my head that would end with Heath Slater as WWE Heavyweight Champ. Friend of the Show Chauncey D, …

299: Involuntary Dozing

March 1st, 2019


I need a third speed between Namaste and I'll Cut You.

298: Up Your Game, Vince

February 28th, 2019


Here's a switch, I'm not talking news and politics today.

Something's been bugging me lately about the WWE. As a lifelong fan, and by no means an …

297: An Arcane Smackdown

February 27th, 2019


On Nancy's smackdown of Mango Boy.

296: Just Out Of Reach

February 26th, 2019


That's where they say the next version of yourself is. I've been several of those people already. I'm ready for what's next.

294: A Case Study in Douchery

February 22nd, 2019


Devin Update, and today is not a good day if you're Roger Stone.

293: Focus Is Not A Strong Suit

February 21st, 2019


Picking something up this week again that got derailed last year. You may find it useful.


292: You Are Not The Demo

February 20th, 2019


It's a Circle of Life kind of thing.

290: It's Time

February 18th, 2019


I've had a problem for over 30 years. It's time I solved it.

289: Is It Blowed Up Yet?

February 15th, 2019


Are you tired of the Reality TV Cliffhanger Presidency? I sure as hell am.

288: Not Blameless

February 14th, 2019


A followup to Tuesday's show when I lost my temper.

287: Same Playbook, Different Cover

February 13th, 2019


Those who don't remember history are probably paid to not remember it. After watching this for 30 plus years, I'm fed up.

286: The Meter Is Broken

February 12th, 2019


I've reached an age where BS doesn't dazzle me anymore, and I intend to do something about it.

285: What'd I Miss?

February 11th, 2019


Back after a break, and increasingly grouchy. I think this will become apparent as the shows go on.

284: What's It Gonna Take

January 23rd, 2019


What's It Gonna Take To Do The Thing™?

283: Less Than Five

January 22nd, 2019


Hundreds of acquaintances, dozens of friends.

And then, there's those special people that are very few.

282: A Vortex of Suck

January 21st, 2019


After last week, taking stock of the situation...

279: Return of The CHB

January 14th, 2019


"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken

300 years ago, there was a group of people that didn't play well with others, bucked …

278: Ready for the Star Goat

January 11th, 2019


I don't think we gave the B Ark its proper consideration.

When people don't get paid, they don't spend money. This is going to hurt more than just federal workers, who don't get a paycheck today.

And a new segment of Q …

277: Contentreprinfluencer

January 10th, 2019


My oldest child turned 24 yesterday.

Four words: I had a plan...


Show Hotline 757.301.1390

Social: …

276: Pop Up Vidiot

January 9th, 2019


First, a shameless plug for the most awesome place I’ve ever been to, and if you’re at all interested in a creative job, you need to check this place out.

If you have to put the man on TV, then it’s the obligation of …

275: Despite The Time

January 8th, 2019


A little rant about the fact that this is exactly the wrong time in my life to be doing this show M-F. Which is exactly why I'm putting my head down and doing it.

Trump addresses the Nation tonight night about the …

274: Zen Stoic A'Hole

January 7th, 2019


Back to work after a week off. Spent some of it behind a camera, some of it under a paint brush.

Some politics talk, I see that Uncle Joe is …

Episode 273: A Mobile Lubatorium

January 4th, 2019


On today’s show:

I might have a bajillion dollar idea, or not.

Today is the day CSpan has made, and it is glorious.

As we close out the week, I …

272: I Won't Be Rowing Anywhere

January 3rd, 2019


Today, I discusses why my body doesn’t bend that way. I HEARD THAT, YOU PERVERT.

Next, a tale of one city. My city.

In Memoriam: Complete Insanity

Thank you, Mean Gene.



271: No Toaster

January 2nd, 2019


Today, we start with the admission that Roley is a lazy middle aged dude that wants most stuff just brought to him, in accordance with Prophecy. Or …

270: Tantrumerica

January 1st, 2019


Happy New Year, unless that's not your jam. I dunno. You do you. I'm on vacation this week, and really really stable. Really.

On today's show:

269: Find Me A Saddle

December 31st, 2018


I couldn’t let the year end without getting a show out. So, here’s an update about what’s going on.

268: October 28. 2018

October 28th, 2018

  1. We Finally Othered Everybody.

  2. Feedback from Ep 267

  3. Roley is pretty much wrecked.

Follow @krisroley on TW, IG, FB
Leave me some feedback on …

267: October 21, 2018

October 21st, 2018

  1. It started with the words "Listener Challenge".

  2. Devin Update -- Setbacks.

  3. The worst mistake I ever made was listen.

266: October 7th, 2018

October 7th, 2018


Open/ Kavanaugh

[Music] Modal Youth — Concrete Pilots

News from Not America

  • Why Infanticide Is A Problem In Senegal
  • As Brexit Deadline Approaches, …

265: Control

September 15th, 2018


I've been giving a lot of thought to the theme of control this week. Not just the quiet calm of self control, but the willing surrender to it …

264: Big Magic, Alex Jones, UBI

August 6th, 2018


After a year and a half of reading every self help book under the sun, Roley actually found one that kicked him square in the ass.

Alex Jones gets a …

263: Roley's Voter Inversion

July 29th, 2018


If it's a day ending in Y, then Southern VB flooded out again. Here's a clue: You can't call it a 10 year, 50 year, 100 year storm if it's HAPPENING EVERY YEAR.

Town Elder/Boomer Self-Entitlement is going to kill this …

262: Intended Unintended Consequences

July 3rd, 2018


How my beetus medication and a small town in NY are related...
If you can't beat 'em, then go on FOX and cry that the game was rigged...
and my …

261: Public Shaming, Journalism, and Us.

June 26th, 2018



I switched podcast hosts to Simplecast.
CC Update: Outlines for BlogCOmpass and PodCompass are done.
So, let’s talk about harassment in …

260: Are We Doing This?

June 19th, 2018


I have a question: What Price, America?

Tales from the Hundred Acre Hood.

Stay Solid…Stay Weird.

This Week’s Suggestion: Armin Van Buuren

Music by

259: Driveway Podding

June 10th, 2018


Death of a Hybrid, and the DOMS is strong with this one   Project Update and Gear Recommendation: PostPlanner (affiliate link)   A teachable moment comes when I tell you I’m recording my parts of this podcast in my …

258: Trumpiananmen

June 5th, 2018


Dedicated to a hero we need, and a name we'll never know. 

257: Perfect Butt Height

June 1st, 2018


I blinked and missed half the year, I swear.  

More about my ongoing project, and more about cars, and the noises one might make sometimes entering …

256: It Needs To Be Comfy

May 31st, 2018


This evening, I spent some time doing something I absolutely hate doing, but it's about time I did it...

255: Bad Days and 1A's

May 30th, 2018


I talk about my horrible day, my (so far) horrible experience with home health aides, and I address the Roseanne Barr debacle.  

There are a lot of F-Bombs in this episode, you've been warned. 

254: RoleyShow 5/28 -- About Beginnings

May 29th, 2018


Today I started creating content for the new project, there's a little of the how and why of that here.

253: RoleyShow 5/27/2018 -- Dissatisfied

May 28th, 2018


I'm dissatisfied with the way things are going, and I'm going to change things. Summer Project 2018 is underway.

252: Roley 4/16/2018

April 16th, 2018


An overview of a Saturday off where I test drive a camera I'm thinking about, and a story of getting pulled over by the police on Sunday...yeah, I go …

251: Roley 4/13/2018

April 13th, 2018


Comey, Pee Tapes, and holding a grudge.

How did TV, the Internet, and technology ruin your life?

250: Roley 4/12/2018

April 12th, 2018


How will we consume news twenty years from now?

Roley 249: 4/11/2018

April 11th, 2018


Not everything is political, but I start off that way today. Devin update. Where should you upload your Podcasts?

Roley 248: 4/10/2018

April 10th, 2018


m ready for the warmer weather, but if I'm honest with myself, I've missed a lot of winter. I don't remember a whole lot of the past three months or …

Roley 247: Post Mania Thoughts

April 9th, 2018


Some thoughts coming out of NXT Takeover and WM 34.  

246: Roley 4/7/2018 -- NXT And WM 34 Predictions

April 7th, 2018


I've never been happier to produce a show than this.  NXT Takeover: New Orleans and WrestleMania 34 Predictions with Guest Host (and first time ever podcasting) MIGS!!!



245: DailyRoley 4/6/2018

April 6th, 2018


Facebook, and what to do with it. I'm searching for answers, and they're not easy to come by.

244: DailyRoley 4/5/2018

April 5th, 2018


Youtube followup, and lessons learned.

243: RoleyDaily 4/4/2018

April 4th, 2018


My daughter and the gym

Money for Time

YouTube Shooting

242: DailyRoley 4/3/2018

April 3rd, 2018


So, let's try doing a small daily thing.

That's what she said?


241: RoleyShow 2/25/2018

February 25th, 2018


A meeting at Modest Proposals, Inc., Migs predicts WWE Elimination Chamber, and the week the Right ate itself.  

240: February 19 2018: Crypto, Fergie, Kucinich, Buffett

February 20th, 2018


It’s Monday.  I return to to work after being out for about three and a half weeks.  My son Devin is still in the step-down unit at VBGH, and while I feel somewhat guilty about leaving him there, the simple economics of …

RoleyShow 2/14/2018: One On Every Platform

February 14th, 2018


Happy Corporate Display of Love to all of you. Today, we're updating you on Devin's status (get used to that), Kris' not so secret to keeping the …

RoleyShow 2/12/2018: Grand Designs

February 13th, 2018


So, where were we?  Busy making plans, when life happened...

Roley January 2018 -- The Doldrums Issue

January 1st, 2018


The Doldrums come to us all.  The question is, how do we cope with them, wait for the eventual wind to come and get us out, and get moving again?     …

RoleyShow 11/2: The View From Here

November 2nd, 2017


A little talk about that Personal Brand you don't want to admit you have. 

RoleyShow 11/1: No, Really, You're Gonna Be OK

November 1st, 2017


Right now, what I want to do is talk to all of you out there that are overwhelmed.

RoleyShow 10/30: The Same Old Thing

October 30th, 2017


Do you wanna know why a lot of ideas suck?  I’ll tell you why. They’re not different enough.

RoleyShow 10/27: Up In The Cream Tower

October 28th, 2017


It's a Freaky Friday here on Roley, and as is usually the case Roley's been involuntarily restrained. In his place tonight is new guest host Dorene. …

RoleyShow 10/26: Rice Krispy Formations

October 27th, 2017


First, an brief pro tip: Nothing feels as good as when you’re hitting all cylinders on the health front.  I’m back to normal after feeling under the weather for a couple months, it’s only bee the past couple days that …

RoleyShow 10/25/2017: The Grind

October 26th, 2017


Sometimes, it’s just about putting your head down and slogging through.  You do it, I do it, and for the first time—I think ever—I actually want the grind.    Because, I want what’s on the other side of it.  I want the …

RoleyShow 10/24: Balancing The Accounts

October 25th, 2017


Sorry about yesterday, the voice was kinda gone.     You know, I’m really of two minds right now about things as it pertains to both where we are as a society here in the US, and that affects how I approach this …

RoleyShow 10/23/2017: [ARCHIVE] WYRD 101 1/4/2011

October 24th, 2017


Taking you back to January 4th, 2011, the first show for Terrestrial Radio on WNMR 107.1

We talk about Captain Owen Honors of the USS Enterprise, A …

RoleyShow 10/20: Bright Blue Eyes

October 21st, 2017


This weekend, my youngest child—my daughter—will turn 18. This episode is for her.

RoleyShow 10/19: The Last Republican

October 20th, 2017


  1. Followup:  FauxPseudo — FYI: you don't understand your opponent's argument unless you can explain it in words they would agree with.  Additionally, …

RoleyShow 10/18: Low to High

October 19th, 2017


The day started off badly with hearing about the death of Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip.  Truthfully, I've been listening to The Hip all day at …

RoleyShow 10/17: It Started With Crackers

October 18th, 2017


Starting off, Member of The Flock Cody sends a Dr Seuss Style tongue twister I felt obligated to try…     Credit “demondaze" from what looks like Tumblr   ***LISTENER CHALLENGE*** Send an MP3 with your attempt at this …

RoleyShow 10/16: I Will

October 17th, 2017


Roley discusses the #MeToo phenomenon taking over Twitter and Facebook today, engages in a little self reflection, and discusses where we go from …

RoleyShow 10/13: [2009 Archive] LOC Episode 33

October 14th, 2017


Technical difficulties in the studio tonight, so here’s an archive show from 2009: The Left Of Center Show Episode 33. On this show: Roley details a …

RoleyShow 10/12: Dance Kelly Dance

October 13th, 2017


Roley tried streaming live to facebook using some new contraptions called Open Broadcasting Software, Audio Hijack, and Loopback so that his FB …

RoleyShow 10/11: The Unhelper

October 12th, 2017


Today, we're gonna keep it simple.  I've read a ton of self-help books.  They all have something in common. 

RoleyShow 10/10: The Distraction

October 11th, 2017


We let so much distract us during the day.  How do we put a stop to that? 

RoleyShow 10/9: Uncorked

October 10th, 2017


Roley talks Bob Corker, Jemele Hill, and Social Media Addiction.  LINKS Judd Legum on Twitter: NYT: Bob Corker 

ROLEYSHOW 10/6/2017: The Blackheart Returns

October 7th, 2017


You'll have to forgive me, I'm channelling a ghost from the past. Or maybe the future. It doesn't really matter. Here I am, and here you are. I'm Alex, and I have some things to tell you.

RoleyShow 10/5: Zumbaya

October 6th, 2017


Hannah Weatherington is our special guest for this show, who wants to give us...Another View.   This can't possibly end well.

RoleyShow 10/4: I Think It Was The Cheese Whiz

October 5th, 2017


Roley talks more about his experimenting with a Bullet Journal.  Also...Rex.  C'mon.  We know.   Finally, Roley shares an article from Jeff Jarvis …

RoleyShow 10/3: Stoned

October 4th, 2017


Thanks Tom Petty, Getting back to the Grind, The Floydian Renaissance, Roley's minimalist EDC experiement, and a bit about the vote at the UN …

RoleyShow 10/2: Not Again

October 3rd, 2017


Yes, it's about guns. I've been mad about this topic since Newtown. No, I won't stop being mad about this. This is a rant, pure and simple. The Not Safest of Not Safe for Works. This must end, and we must end it.

RoleyShow 9/29: The Denouement Episode

September 29th, 2017


After yesterday's episode, I thought I'd just shoot the breeze for a minute and not try to get too spun up. Thanks to everyone who left me feedback about yesterday. It helped.

RoleyShow 9/28: Trumptastic Rantasm

September 28th, 2017


After sharing some good news, I launched into what can only be described as a Classic Roley Rantasm over the months-long clusterbang we've been …

RoleyShow 9/27: Resuming Tomorrow

September 27th, 2017


Sent with my apologies. We'll resume the poddlement tomorrow.

RoleyShow 9/26: The Affordable Care Act

September 26th, 2017


Part 2 of our series on Health Care. Today, we cover the history and provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare


September 25th, 2017


I'm going to try to be as serious as I can this week, because this week is an important one for all of us.  I'm going to take on Health Care in the United States.   Today, an overview of the History of Health Care …

RoleyShow 9/22: About Charm

September 22nd, 2017


Today, let's talk about Charm.  Now, I decided to use the term charm, because there's a certain portion of my brain that really wants to gameify this …

RoleyShow 9/21/2017: About Effectiveness

September 21st, 2017


On today's podcast, let's talk a little about effectiveness.  I define effectiveness as your ability to Get. Shit. Done.   I'm not really talking about workrate, which is how much shit you can turn out, but rather HOW …

RoleyShow 9/20/2017: About Commitment

September 20th, 2017


Today, I want to talk to you about commitment.  To me, commitment means those things in your life that you have placed in a priority, that you have …

RoleyShow 9/19/2017: About Focus

September 19th, 2017


Today, I want to talk to you about focus. For the purposes of this talk, let's define Focus as the things in your life that has your attention. Those things that have a priority, although I will say it's not always …

RoleyShow 9/18: About Values

September 18th, 2017


Part 1 of a series this week.  On today's show, I want to talk to you about values. Now, this means a bunch of different things to a bunch of different people, but for the purposes of this talk, let's define values like …

RoleyShow 9/15/2017: NFL Week 2 Picks

September 15th, 2017


Week 2 of the NFL, I'm 9-6 going into this week, let's see if I can improve that.   Next, I might need to book a trip to Camp Quityerbitchin.         …

RoleyShow 9/14/2017: NFL Week 1 Results

September 14th, 2017


Roley shakes off his sickness just long enough to reveal how his picks did for Week 1, and covers the bail revocation of Pharma Bro, and the guilty …

RoleyShow 9/13/2017: Nothing Grabbed Me

September 13th, 2017


A recap of the Apple Keynote through the eyes of an Apple user, not an Apple Fanboi.   LINKS Apple Special Event, 9/12/2017

RoleyShow 9/12/2017: A Small Sour Dot

September 12th, 2017


Part of staying in flight is about admitting when we don’t fly so well.  Today, I didn’t fly very well at all, and I’m going to share that with you.    Also on the show, my opinion on the Equifax leak.  It’s pretty much …

RoleyShow 9/11: Stop The Disaster Porn

September 11th, 2017


At some point we have to look in the mirror and ask, “Am I OK with this?”  After watching the live coverage of Irma this morning as it hit Florida, I …

RoleyShow 9/8/2017: NFL Week 1

September 8th, 2017


Roley picks Week 1 of the NFL.  He's not an expert, he's an Oakland fan so clearly, he hasn't seen good football in YEARS.     Next, there's an Irma …

RoleyShow 9/7/2017: Large Bags of Wind

September 7th, 2017


I got triggered today over my fear and fascination with hurricanes. Irma finally has my attention because they mentioned that only Allen was a stronger storm in the Atlantic.

Allen was the first hurricane of several …

RoleyShow 9/6: I Will Cut A Bitch Over A Cross Pen

September 6th, 2017


Roley talks to Tiger Mom Hanna Weatherington, who was very distraught about what happened to her boys on the first day of school. 

RoleyShow 9/5.2017: Can't Find NOAA Anywhere

September 5th, 2017


Roley waxes today about being at the tail end of raising kids, What’s Irma doing in the Caribbean, and Trump possibly ending DACA today.  That lead …

RoleyShow 9/4/2017: I Need A Manbag

September 4th, 2017


Today, I talk about something that intrigues me and horrifies me at the same time: Everyday Carry.



Everyday Carry

RoleyShow 9/1/2017: The Last Fiero

September 1st, 2017


No news today, no happenings, just a story about a wonderful car.

RoleyShow 8/31: Maybe Not Aqualung

August 31st, 2017


Karaoke Post-Mortem, Houston and our need for a healer-in-chief at times, and Terry Pratchett’s final wish.     LINKS Arda Itez — The President and our Psyche 

RoleyShow 8/30/2017: Happiness Through Karaoke

August 30th, 2017


A story about how Kris found personal happiness through finally not caring what people think, not being afraid to make an ass out of himself, and …

Roley 8/29/2017: A Rising Tithe

August 29th, 2017


On this episode, we talk about the roasting that Joel Osteen is getting right now for not opening his megachurch to Houston flood victims, then we go up a couple levels and talk about the lie of prosperity gospel as a …

RoleyShow 8/28/2017: You Can Blame Dave

August 28th, 2017


30 Minutes, without a net.  Also, I brought some old friends.  Al, Bubba, and Ellie are back.     We talk about the reason I'm starting to do a …

Roley 8/21/2017: I've Already Kind Of Failed

August 21st, 2017


Keeping things simple. You know, not like this podcast.

Roley 8/14/2017: How This Podcast Smells

August 14th, 2017


A podcast with porpoise. About making widgets and have nothing else to do.

Roley 8/7/2017: Pushing Buttons

August 7th, 2017


An afterschool special edition.  Only not.

Roley 7/31/2017: I don't care about the Jordans

July 31st, 2017


Between sneezes, I talk about how I'm tired of the President tweeting from the shitter.

Roley 7/15/2017

July 15th, 2017


It's been a minute.  Let's catch up.   LINKS:   Maine Media Chincoteague Pony Swim

Roley 6/18/2017: Workplace Collisions

June 17th, 2017


In the workplace, you're going to run into all kinds of people, and from time to time conflicts come up. So, what do you do when you have the kind of conflict that threatens to remove all professionalism from the …

Roley 6/11/2017: Zero To NaNoWriMo in Never

June 11th, 2017


If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a zillion ideas in your head, but the trouble is getting it out of your head and on paper.  That transition is …

RoleyShow 4/27/2017: Orrick, Nordstrom, Bond

April 27th, 2017


 On deck, what’s a Sanctuary City?  Nordstrom and fake mud jeans in News of Why We’re Doomed, and No, Mr. Bond, I Expect you to DRIVE.   LINKS:   …

Roley 4/25/2017: Stealthing, Obama, O'Reilly

April 25th, 2017


Hey, you sick twisted freaks, It's Tuesday April 25th.  On deck, I talk about an act that pathetic boychilds engage in, The return of Barack Obama, and why we encourage a certain level of douchery.

    LINKS: HuffPo …

RoleyShow 2/24/2017: The Year of the Rat: Sleep

February 24th, 2017


Episode 1 of The Year of the Rat.

This is probably my most ambitious experiment. For the next year I'm literally going to turn myself into a lab rat as best I can, and I'm taking you with me through the maze.

First up, …

RoleyShow 2/14/2017: Dead Ass Romans

February 14th, 2017


On this episode, I talk about my journey from being raised Catholic to rebelling against my Catholic faith, to Finding books like Das Energi to Way …

RoleyShow 1/30/2017: Electoral Dysfunction

January 30th, 2017


The best-laid plans of mice, The Week in Rebuke, Roy Earl helps us understand electoral dysfunction, Crushing Gases isn't what it's cracked up to be, and a talk about the Patreon thing and other things related to things …

RoleyShow 1/23/2017: This Podcast Kills Fascists

January 23rd, 2017


A good old fashioned Rantasm about what I saw over the weekend.  Enjoy!  

Roley 1/17/2016: Uterine Warfare

January 16th, 2017


A derailed tale of a flared temper, A running tally of the Trumpocalypse, News from behind the lines of Uterine Warfare, and Fools on Parade.

RoleyShow 1/9/2017: It's Never Been A Nice Place

January 9th, 2017


Recorded just after Snowpocalypse 2017, Roley talks about dealing with snowstorms in the South where they're not always prepared to deal with it.



January 4th, 2017


Welcome to 2017.  I advise you to strap in, because this one is more than just blowing the rust out of the pipes.  I'm getting back into a personality-driven podcast, and it's going to be about one thing: where the show …

The Advent Project Day 27

December 23rd, 2016


Today, the talk is over.  It's time to act. 

The Advent Project Day 25

December 21st, 2016


Today, we talk about the darkest day. 

The Advent Project Day 21

December 17th, 2016


Today, we talk about The Benjamins

The Advent Project Day 19

December 15th, 2016


Today, we talk about the hustle.

The Advent Project Day 18

December 14th, 2016


Today, I share my fifth Core:  Career

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