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I Got One For Ya
We fight negativity and cynicism with conversations of surprise and delight.
Aug 9, 2021
Episode 17: Hello and Goodbye
Our season finale: From Mother Nature to Major League Baseball, from The Sopranos to The Simpsons, all good things have seasons, beginnings and endings to mark time, a chance to gather energy to be re-born. We say “goodbye” so we can joyfully say “hello” again in the future. For this episode, a few gentle goodbyes and hilarious hellos so we can get ready for Season 2, when we will have so many surprises and delights to share with you. #hello #goodbye #podcast #season #finale #gratitude #thebestisyettocome #igotoneforya
Aug 2, 2021
Episode 16 - Games
Do you want to play The Consequence Jar Game, Green Glass Door, or Counting Naked People in Famous Museums? Games of Skill, Chance, Luck, Strategy, - where the body is the violin case and the soul is the violin, where we find that special spiritual force called Play, and even where we find the games of life and memories that connect generations. Join us for stories of Games to make you laugh, think, cry, and be excited about the world we are creating together. #games #fun #luck #chance #baseball #football #MLB #SEC #conversation #authentic #surprise #delight #think #laugh #cry #igotoneforya
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 15 - Conversations
If Seinfeld was “a show about nothing,” here’s “a conversation about conversation.” Tales of office hours gone wrong, incorrect pronunciations, and even the secret disclosed as to why some people can converse while jogging and others cannot. Conversations that years later remain poignant and powerful, conversations of self-effacing confessions, conversations to connect to our best selves. Please join us for conversations to surprise and delight.
Jul 19, 2021
Episode 14 - Words, Words, Words
Principals, professors, poets, presidents, politicians, paralegals, paramedics, programmers… heck.. every person possesses these precious prizes: WORDS. What little kids learn and what all speakers speak. From “bedlam” to “balderdash” to which words on your belt buckle, we “use our words” to wonder and write and surprise and delight. Will you join us?
Jul 12, 2021
Episode 13 - Teams
The euphoria of the win, the dismay of the defeat, the loyalty of teammates. Here, we discuss the teams we love to love, the Little League ‘Padres’, the Juggernaut, the Louisville Huggers, as well as the complicated science of scoring a cross country meet and the strategy of talking smack in German. What the great teams, military units, companies, and neighborhoods have in common - that we are all in this life together.
Jul 4, 2021
A Message for Independence Day, 2021
A brief message about the blessings of freedom, new citizens, taking a pause on a holiday, and most especially, singing a joyous and difficult anthem.
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 12 - Jobs
Distracting, pesky co-workers, some even with horns and hooves, mock interviews that (surprise!) turn out to be the real thing, and a child’s “vegetable” stand that sells invisible produce to the delight of all customers. Just a few stories to discover the joy in work, the people who teach and sustain us in our jobs, and most especially, how to laugh and grow as we make mistakes.
Jun 21, 2021
Episode 11 - Why do we travel?
In the midst of flight cancelations, jet lag, lost bags, and border closings, do you ever wonder: Why do we travel? Maybe we travel to hitchhike lost unable to speak Italian, or bury French pizza on the ocean floor, or even find the only heart shaped hot tub in America. And maybe we travel just to come home.
Jun 14, 2021
Episode 10 - What is Beauty?
More Mona Lisa than Kim Kardashian, more Taj Mahal than Trump Tower, more Jeopardy than Ellen’s Game of Games, the question has puzzled artists, playwrights, sculptors, architects, designers, comedians, philosophers, and shopping center developers. From the mountains of Idaho to the suburbs of Dallas, with classical music concerts and cross country races in between, we have a little salad on Super Bowl Sunday and try to answer what IS beauty?
Jun 7, 2021
Episode 9 - Songs
Nashville stars we are not, but we will sing songs without the help of an auto-tuner. Songs about what made one American city famous and why you don’t mess with momma, as well as some stories about true love and gambling, scaredy-cat exterminators, and the joy of music, family, friends, and all the good stuff about life.
May 31, 2021
Episode 8 - Inventors Wanted!
Thomas Edison may have invented the lightbulb after 10,000 attempts, but any one of these inventions yet to be created may have caused him to choose another profession. One invention here could delight every middle school boy in the country. Another one could solve one of the great problems with peanut butter. A discussion of things we want invented and optimism about the future.
May 24, 2021
Episode 7 - Quotations
Quotations, snippets of wisdom as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. But what about the moments when Quotations help us most? Here are a few stories about when quotations help us as humans see the world in a new way. One story here about how two women helped hundreds of teenage girls recognize the power of their voices.
May 17, 2021
Episode 6 - Books
This is NOT your middle school book report. How do the right books reach us at the right time? What are the lessons and how does our perspective change? Laughs, thoughts, and even a few tears about how books have changed us.
May 9, 2021
Episode 5 - Food
Even in these divisive times, an oyster lover and an oyster hater can come together to laugh, think and share stories about food such as a lost apple pie recipe that elicits family histories from far away places and why eating beets proves your love for someone. For the foodie and the non-chef alike, and full of auditory and gastronomical surprises and delights. DISCLAIMER: We discuss the origins of Santa Claus, so beware if you have small children...
May 3, 2021
We fight cynicism and negativity with stories to surprise and delight. Together, we explain who we are and why we created this podcast.
May 2, 2021
Episode 4 - Dogs
Penny, Cyrus, Austin, Goose, Banjo, Winny, Rumble, Oddjob, and Greg (yes, Greg) to name a few. The great dogs present and the great dogs past. Why do we even own these pets to begin with? A few stories here about those curious, lovable, maddeningly frustrating friends and sometime adversaries.
Apr 8, 2021
Episode 3 - Signs
Lost dog, lost marbles, lost grandmother's apple pie recipe. From highway billboards to church lectern lights, from coffee shop bulletins to the thin veil between here and heaven; This conversation is all about signs, both physical and invisible pushed to the real world from beyond. Awaken the powers of observations and intuition and remember how to listen deeply to the messages the universe sends your way. This episode is the sign you've been looking for.
Apr 8, 2021
Episode 2 - Not About Poetry
This is not a conversation about poetry. It is more of a CSI investigation into who killed poetry, and if humor and a defibrillator can bring it back to life. Whether you blame your high school English teacher with his never ending cry of "what does this poem mean?" or the bevy of crying bridesmaids who over rhymed word like “beer” with “cheer” and “neat” with “sweet” or perhaps the murder charge goes to the New Yorker who published poems so complex that the British educated engineering code crackers at Bletchley Park could not decipher them. Whoever is at fault, this conversation tried hard to pump much needed humor and oxygen back into our poetic lungs so that the poem can live to die another day.
Apr 8, 2021
Episode 1 - What's Important?
If you ask Siri the questions, "What's Important?", she comes back with a short definition of the word "important." If you ask your middle child, she will usually say something about attention. And if you ask your neighbor, he might just say "high fences." In any case, the question leads to thoughtful and personal conversation. So if you are allergic to small talk this discussion is for you.. In just 40ish minutes you will hear two unique perspectives on the one thing that matters most as we all strive to fully live.