Manly podcasts for a brave new world

Author: Dwayn Chambers

5 Jul

E29: Has America Lost Its Work Ethic?

Work Ethic
What has happened to hard work in America today?

This week Gary and I tackle the subject of Hard Work and Work Ethic. We both have been going at work 100% for the last three weeks. What we are finding, the people around us are not necessarily holding up their end and it is affecting us. Gary spends his whole week getting things ready for his contractors to do their job while simultaneously trying to manage his business. When the contractors screw around or do the job wrong, it is frustrating on many fronts. In my positon at the plant, I have people under me that do not grasp, sometimes you have to put out more effort to ensure things run smoothly. They get used to a certain pace (much less than what is required) and when things pick up, refuse to match the pace of the job and get way behind. This not only slows overall production, but keeps some of us there 45 minutes to an hour later necessary every night to catch up.

We start this episode reviewing last week’s podcast with John Pugliano. I unfortunately missed the conversation about automation and wanted to chime in on some of the things they talked about. Specifically, as automation has increased in our plant, we have actually added workers instead of downsizing. We then go into the main topic, talking about our individual frustrations with people doing work half assed. We give our opinions why we think this is happening and decide it is not just the millennials that do not put out effort. We then discuss minimum wage and what constitutes a living wage. Then move on to what to do if you unexpectedly lose your job. We end by talking about managing a working life to find balance.

Topics:

Work Ethic

Contractor Problems

Gary’s Off the Grid House

Automation

Repetitive Work

Minimum Wage

Uber and Lyft

A Working Life

Links:

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

28 Jun

E28: Automation in a Robotic World with John Pugliano

Financially surviving automation
John Pugliano’s book: The Robots are Coming: A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation.

This week on Old Dudes New Tricks, Gary is going solo. We have both been slammed with work this summer and my job required me to work two full days this weekend to countermeasure a problem. Thankfully Gary stepped up with the hosting duties to interview John Pugliano, a money manager and the author of the book, The Robots are Coming: A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation. In this episode they talk about surviving in an automated world. It’s rare when I listen to an entire episode of our podcast and it definitely opened up my eyes and entertained me. I think you are going to enjoy the episode as well.

Over the past 30 years, John has honed his skills as an individual investor, building his personal portfolio and developing a unique trading style. Today John’s the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth, LLC a fee only investment advisory firm licensed in the State of Utah. He’s also the host of the Wealthsteading Podcast.

Gary and John start off talking about one of our favorite topics, entrepreneurship. John, like most of us, started his life working in the corporate world and realized his passion for self-employment. They discuss his transition from working for somebody to working for yourself. They then dive into his book and discuss how people that work, like me, in manufacturing and John explains how to protect yourself from losing your job to automation. They transition that into a discussion on jobs out there now that will last the robotic revolution.

Topics:

The Robots are Coming: A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation

Entrepreneurship

Automation in Manufacturing

Robotics

Finding a Job that Lasts

Building your Financial Future

Political Gridlock

Links:

John’s Site: investablewealth.com

John’s Podcast: wealthsteading.com

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

18 Jun

Kentucky Sports Radio Guest Host

As you have probably seen on Facebook and Twitter, Gary and I are finalists to guest host Kentucky Sports Radio on July 27th. Right now we are getting crushed. There is still time and not many votes so we can still get it done. Please go and vote for Old Dudes!

VOTE for the winner of the KSR Summer Host contest

 

13 Jun

E27: High School Sports and Communities with Jarrett Van Meter

Kentucky High School Sports
Kentucky boy’s high school Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena.

This week we talk high school sports with journalist and author Jarrett Van Meter. Jarrett’s book, How Sweet It Is: One State. One Dream. One Championship, is about three high school basketball teams and their dreams of going to the Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena.

One of the unique things that makes Kentucky synonymous with basketball, is continuing the tradition of having only one high school class for basketball. This makes the championship accessible to every team in the 120 counties in the state. The state is broken into 16 regions and the winner of each region goes on to play in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. One would assume, the larger schools in Louisville and Lexington would have a distinctive advantage, but more often than not, an underdog shocks the state and takes home the title. It’s those unexpected champions that will always be remembered in the communities the reside.

Besides the Sweet 16 and Jarrett’s book, we also dive into young athletes and the recovery they need to play at their peak during a grueling tournament. We then go into the socioeconomics of Eastern Kentucky and how sports bonds struggling communities there. Also, we talk how these counties are surviving after losing most of its high paying coal jobs. Because of the loss of jobs and the rise of pill mills, Eastern Kentucky suffers from one of the highest rates of opiate addiction in the country. We try to make sense of it and discuss how pharmaceutical companies hook desperate citizens on their brand of pain killers.

We end this episode, transitioning back to sports. We discuss college club teams and the appeal to, not just sports fans, but students ready to party and have a good time. We end the episode talking about our experiences at great college venues and where we would like to see games live.

Topics:

How Sweet It Is: One State. One Dream. One Championship

High School Sports

Kentucky High School Basketball

Sweet 16

Athletic Recovery

Socioeconomics of Eastern Kentucky

Coal Mining

Prescription Opiate Drugs

Pill Mills

College Club Sports

Lacrosse

Vermont University Football

Allen Field House

The Pit

Links:

Jarrett’s Site: https://jarrettvanmeter.com/

Jarrett’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jvanmeter31

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

8 Jun

E26: Ketogenic and Paleo Diets in the City

Ashleigh VanHouten lives in NYC and has advice to stay healthy in an urban environment.
Ashleigh Vanhouten is a Paleo expert and hosts the Paleo Magazine Radio Podcast.

Today’s episode is the second part of our two-part conversation with Ashleigh VanHouten. In this episode, we talk about the ketogenic and paleo diets living in the city. Ashleigh splits her time between Ottawa, Canada and New York City where she lives in Manhattan.

Ashleigh has a very diverse background in health and fitness. She is a Paleo diet expert. She has her CrossFit Strongman and Olympic Lifting Certifications. She also puts her money where her mouth is by being a nationally qualified figure competitor and trains in powerlifting and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. Not afraid to say she would kick my ass.

I start out a little selfishly on this podcast asking for advice from Ashleigh about my wife’s healthy lifestyle and how she could improve what she is doing now. My wife uses a paleo driven diet and participates in intermittent fasting. She works out six days a week with a combination of lifting and High Intensity Interval Training twice a week. She has had fantastic results, but wants to take it to the next level. Ashleigh has some great advice for her and all women looking to improve their health and shape.

We then get into the bulk of this podcast. Living in an urban environment, especially high density areas like New York City or Chicago, seems like it would be difficult to live a healthy lifestyle. Ashleigh squashes my assumptions and has great, inexpensive advice for those who do reside there. The most eye-opening thing was how easy it is to do on a budget.

Topics:

Ketogenic Diet

Paleo Diet

Collagen Protein

Walking and Biking

Diet and Exercise in a Big City

Primal Life

Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Intermittent Fasting

High Intensity Interval Training

Counting Macros

Links:

Ashleigh’s Podcast: Paleomagonline.com/paleo-radio-pmr/

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

5 Jun

E25: Changing Your Life and Health

Ashleigh VanHouten is the host of the Paleo magazine podcast.
Ashleigh VanHouten is a writer and podcast host for Paleo Magazine. She is a Paleo and Fitness expert.

This week’s podcast was so good, we just kept going and decided to make it a 2-parter. In part 1, we talk about Changing Your Life and Health with Ashleigh VanHouten. Ashleigh is a writer and the host of the Paleo Magazine’s, Paleo Radio and Podcast.

Ashleigh has a very diverse background in health and fitness. She is a Paleo diet expert. She has her CrossFit Strongman and Olympic Lifting Certifications. She also puts her money where her mouth is by being a nationally qualified figure competitor and trains in powerlifting and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. Not afraid to say she would kick my ass.

As per usual, we get started talking about random things and gives Gary the opportunity to let off a couple of his rants then we get down to the basics of the Paleo diet. That quickly turns into a conversation about Ketogenic diets. We then get into Ashleigh’s background as a fitness competitor and her love for Ju-Jitsu. Being a Canadian and American citizen, she then went on to talk about George St-Pierre. We ended the first part talking about the 23 and me test and bulletproof coffee.

I wanted to also say sorry we haven’t had an episode in a week or so. With Memorial Day weekend and life being crazy, we really could not find a time to set down and produce an episode. We could have thrown something quickly together, but we want to give you quality content to keep you coming back and feel just throwing something out would not benefit us or you the listener.

Topics:

Changing Your Health and Life

Paleo Diet

Ketogenic Diet

Natural Fitness Competition

Brazilian Ju-jitsu

George St-Pierre

Sugar Addiction

Bulletproof Coffee

23 and Me

Links:

Ashleigh’s Podcast: Paleomagonline.com/paleo-radio-pmr/

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

1 Jun

We Are Finalists to Host Kentucky Sports Radio!

Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky Sports Radio, KSR, is the number 1 radio show in Kentucky.

We are excited to announce, we are finalist to host Kentucky Sports Radio when Matt Jones takes a vacation at the end of the month. KSR has 40 affiliates across the state and is the number one show in Kentucky. Contestants sent in 15 minute clips and 8 were chosen to have a chance to host. We are thrilled to be finalist, but we want to win!

Stay tuned to our webpage, Facebook and Twitter to find out how you can help us. At some point it is going to come down to a fan vote. We hope you will participate and get us on the air!

25 May

E24: Off the Grid Revisited

Off the Grid
Off the Grid, the How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness

Gary is back in Washington to work on his off the grid home. After months away, I wondered what he found when he got back to his property. I wanted to know if the hard winter had impacted anything in a negative way and how the house held up as a whole. Overall, he came out in good shape, but there were some issues he had to address.

In this episode, we discuss the carpentry skills Gary has acquired after years of remodeling homes. Also, upon returning he found a couple of unwanted guest in the house. First it was full of stink bugs and upon removing a tarp, he found hundreds of field mice. We talked about a float house I saw on CBS Sunday morning and how amazed I was by the intricate construction. We then got on the topic of well water and how wells are beginning to create water right debates.

After discussing Gary’s field cameras, I wondered what the natural wildlife was in Eastern Washington and what kind of dangers they may pose in that remote of an area. That led to a hunting conversation that ended talking about the Department of Fish and Wildlife and how good a job they do controlling animal population.

All in all, the off the grid project is going well. I am impressed he can run his business and work on his house daily and still have time to work with me on our projects. I can easily state we both work our asses off. I just hope someday we can figure it all out and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Topics:

Off the Grid

Gary’s Construction Skills

Stink Bugs

Float Houses

Barge Houses

Berkey Filtration Systems

Water Rights

Animals Found in Eastern Washington

Hunting

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Links:

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

22 May

E23: Dr. Michael Lewis: When Brains Collide

When Brains Collide
Dr. Michael Lewis’ book, When Brains Collide, What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries.

 

In this episode of Old Dudes New Tricks, Gary and I talk CBD and brain injury with Dr. Michael Lewis. Dr. Lewis is the author of When Brains Collide, What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention of Head Injuries. A book that discusses brain trauma and how Omega 3 fatty acids reduces the effects. Dr. Lewis is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army and founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Lewis is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to head trauma. It was nice having Gary with me because I can easily get bogged down in the details and Gary has enough health experience he could mask me sounding like a dumb ass talking to someone as educated on a subject as Dr. Lewis. We begin by talking about the basics of head trauma and what a concussion actually is. Turns out it is quite difficult to distinguish when a concussion occurs because it can sometimes take days for the symptoms to show themselves. We then talk about the main theme of his book, how Omega 3’s can help recovery and even help brain injuries from occurring. We then move into the American diet and how that plays a huge role in reducing any type of trauma when accidents happen. We finish off by talking about alternative medicines, specifically CBD and the health benefits using CBD everyday as a supplement.

Luckily Dr. Lewis knows how to talk about this stuff to a layman. If not, I would have been in serious trouble. So, if you are like me and can be a dull edge sometimes, I’m sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. Also, if you have kids that play sports, I think it would be imperative to buy and read his book.

Topics:

What is a Concussion

Brain Injuries

IED Explosion Injuries

Walter Reed Medical Center

Bethesda Hospital

Omega 3 Protocol

American Diet

Primal Diet

CBD

Marijuana

Cannabis

Links:

http://www.whenbrainscollide.com/

Gary’s Site: Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

18 May

E22: Modern Human Competition

Parents at kids sports and modern human competition.
Modern Human Competition. Kids playing sports sometimes bring out the worst in parents.

I love it when Gary and I sit down to record a podcast and we have no idea where the podcast is going. I like it even better when we have a topic we want to cover and talk for an hour without even getting to that particular point. This was one of those podcasts. What started out to be an update on Gary’s Off the Grid project, turned into a conversation about Modern Human Competition.

We start off on a tangent right off the bat. My 5-year-old daughter is playing her first year of t-ball and there are parents that are already going to battle with the coaches about where kids are playing in the field. These kids are trying to learn the fundamentals of playing baseball and you have to give everyone an opportunity to participate. Winning is fun, but if a kid doesn’t get any action, they may lose the desire to play. Now later on, competition becomes important too and the better kids will get the playing time. That conversation led to how youth sports have changed since our childhood to today. Then we dive way back to primitive civilizations and how those societies played sports. Even to the death.

Competition segued into modern working conditions and how it is taking parents away from their families more and more. Most large employers have gotten away from employees first and we are all paying the price. Kids need their parents to support them and working 50-60 hours a week is not helping the cause. Not only are kids not getting the supervision they need, parents are becoming more and more unhealthy due to being overworked and overstressed.

Topics:

Fighting Growing Up

How Sports Have Changed

Parents at Sporting Events

Primitive Human Competition

Nomadic Populations

Modern Work Conditions

Overtime

Health and Manufacturing

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

18 May

E22: Modern Human Competition

Parents at kids sports and modern human competition.
Modern Human Competition. Kids playing sports sometimes bring out the worst in parents.

I love it when Gary and I sit down to record a podcast and we have no idea where the podcast is going. I like it even better when we have a topic we want to cover and talk for an hour without even getting to that particular point. This was one of those podcasts. What started out to be an update on Gary’s Off the Grid project, turned into a conversation about Modern Human Competition.

We start off on a tangent right off the bat. My 5-year-old daughter is playing her first year of t-ball and there are parents that are already going to battle with the coaches about where kids are playing in the field. These kids are trying to learn the fundamentals of playing baseball and you have to give everyone an opportunity to participate. Winning is fun, but if a kid doesn’t get any action, they may lose the desire to play. Now later on, competition becomes important too and the better kids will get the playing time. That conversation led to how youth sports have changed since our childhood to today. Then we dive way back to primitive civilizations and how those societies played sports. Even to the death.

Competition segued into modern working conditions and how it is taking parents away from their families more and more. Most large employers have gotten away from employees first and we are all paying the price. Kids need their parents to support them and working 50-60 hours a week is not helping the cause. Not only are kids not getting the supervision they need, parents are becoming more and more unhealthy due to being overworked and overstressed.

Topics:

Fighting Growing Up

How Sports Have Changed

Parents at Sporting Events

Primitive Human Competition

Nomadic Populations

Modern Work Conditions

Overtime

Health and Manufacturing

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks