Donovan discusses how many Americans were shocked to find they were getting back smaller tax refunds this year or, worse, they had to pay in for the first time in a long time. He winds down the show discussing how he feels he’s been “pigeon-holed”.
Donovan talks about the previous #177 that he recorded but decided not to publish, at least not right now. He also spent some time on how he’s been scratching his “techie” itch with a self-hosted Slack clone and a free video conference solutions. He rounds out the episode talking about Valentine’s Day and how, well, it’s a bullshit holiday – like most of them. 🙂
Donovan expresses his frustration with “recreational outrage culture”, specifically in regards to the latest news concerning Liam Neeson (https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/liam-neeson-rape-black-man-attack-cosh-cold-pursuit-sexual-assault-interview-a8760866.html) and even Mary Poppins! This is a short one, but he rounds it out with low ratings for Super Bowl 53 and the cost of commercials airing during one of the most watched events in the United States.
Donovan shares three stories in this episode: His ordeal with getting his business bank account unlocked, a new study that tries to figure out why parents aren’t having as many kids as they might have originally wanted, and how financial institutes still need the ‘ol COBOL Cowboys!
Donovan talks about how he will probably open his Patreon page back up after his conversation with Seth Andrews in episode #173; he had a Twitter interaction with Conservative Radio Talk Show Host, Joe Pags; and his biggest complaint about using services such as Walmart’s grocery pickup (with an update at the very end).
Donovan had the honor and privilege of chit-chatting with Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist community and podcast (http://thethinkingatheist.com). During their conversation, they discussed, at length, the situation that has arisen from Patreon’s decision to remove certain content creators Continue Reading …
Donovan chit-chats about a few topics he found interesting such as America’s cheese problem, AT&T getting shredded by their competition for something stupid they’re doing, the Impossible Burger 2.0 and McDonald’s thinks we need more bacon…which, let’s be honest, we can ALWAYS use more bacon!
Donovan speaks to his desire to refocus the podcast and make it more about engaging, thought provoking conversations that hopefully will enlighten, educate and bring diverse people closer together.
Donovan is joined by his wife, Lea, and his sometimes podcasting co-hosts, Sam Lewis and Shae Jones to discuss the year that was 2018. Everyone shared their highlights of the year.
Lea said she turned 48 and had the experience of working at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village (Agrirama) in Tifton, GA. Her highlights included stories of children visiting the Historic Village and their shock of seeing how people lived so many years ago.
Sam shared how Dungeons and Dragons had been such a highlight for him in 2018 and how he has really gotten into World of Warcraft. He also mentioned how the new series of Doctor Who featuring the very first female Doctor was special to him. His biggest moment of 2018, he finally confessed, was probably his Dragoncon experience.
Shae made a major life change by relocating to a new city and a new job along with a new outlook on life.
Donovan talked about 2018 being his year of sobriety and the fact that Tyler, Lea and Donovan’s youngest son, got a new job (instead of working with his Dad) in his chosen field, something Donovan had hoped for.
The show rounded out with everyone discussing what they’re looking forward to in 2019.
Be aware that the conversations derailed from time to time to discuss Doctor Who, politics, religion, technology and much more. You just can’t keep this group on topic!
Donovan talks about his 1 year anniversary of sobriety, moving the office/studio around and why he’s no longer on Patreon.