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Nothing Personal Show
2 friends reflect on their observations in life, the good and the bad, but in the end it's nothing personal.
Jun 20, 2021
Wade has many names. We talk about the world opening up. Wade follows the flow of shopping cart traffic. Brent's grocery service may actually be a disservice. Did Wade send Brent a Trojan Horse? We gamble with idea of adulting. Brent goes from scents to cents. We discuss how our feeds are similar. Wade has been to Vegas and Brent has been there virtually. Brent predicts how the feeds may be different. What's in your feed? Wade puts out a dare..
Jan 31, 2021
Brent finds out he is a guest on the show. Wade does not know how to act in the real world. Blame it on Covid. We go down some rabbit holes. Wade is stocking up. We get nostalgic about reboots. It's time for Garbage Time. Brent's collecting scents. Wade is buying more but wearing less. Stay safe everyone!
Aug 8, 2020
Wade wants to build a better rapport with his Door Dash deliverers. Brent may over-appreciate good customer service. We discuss the science of Zipology - does size matter when it comes to Ziploc bags? Brent attempts to make a better mask. We contemplate disposable face diapers. Wade has an interesting encounter at Costco. What is tortilla sauce? Let us know what you think it is.
Jul 4, 2020
Wade is still sheltering in place and Brent is playing it safe. We talk about our current shopping habits. Brent has a predestined blazer. Wade’s sense of style is taking a turn. We discuss how the outside world is attempting to keep us safe. Remember Boboli Original Italian pizza crust? Brent tries to create the right ambiance on Zoom. Still no word on Wade’s garbage man.
Apr 5, 2020
We are back! We kick it off talking about sheltering in place. Wade shares about working from home and what the new "professional" looks like. We talk about what we are doing to fill our time. Wade is living in the past while Brent is thinking about what is missing in life right now. We move on to YouTube algorithms, feed requests, and advertisements. Finally we try to fix Wade's feed by searching for his perfect video. Will we ever know what's up with Wade's trash man? Take care and be safe everyone!
Feb 13, 2019
We have a surprise impromptu show! We talk about our break. Wade finally puts away his holiday decorations but his neighbors have not. We discuss how to display your decorations all year long. Wade thinks his garbage collector has it in for him. We discuss ways he can test his theory. We transition into how "load management" could work in the real world. Finally, we discuss the celebrations of completing work projects.
May 7, 2018
We have a special episode this week. Special guest Craig Skistimas from Game Attack joins us to talk about the topic Old Skool vs Being Old. Craig gives us a history of his career and his YouTube channel Game Attack. Craig tells us why he has a large collection of Shaq-Fu games. We talk about what we like to collect. Our discussion leads us to talk about what makes something a classic. We chat about movies and what makes them a classic. Wade pitches a TV show pilot. We end the discussion on our thoughts of the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai. Our final topic centers around technology. We discuss the impacts of technology and how age changes our view of technology. Go check out Craig and the Game Attack team on YouTube.
Apr 30, 2018
It's My Chick in a Box
Brent starts the show with a story about a friend who surprised by a moment on social media. The topic of this week is about moments we’ve been surprised. Wade brings up the topic of being surprised by a wrong food order. Brent shares a surprise about a trip to Japan that he had not shared with Wade for years. Wade talks about being surprised with online purchases that don’t match the photo. We share stories of being surprised by objects we didn’t expect to be there. Brent shares a story about a friend who was surprised to by a box while helping a friend move. Brent brings up a time where he was surprised by a girl he was dating. We discuss surprise parties.
Apr 23, 2018
Wade starts the show off with telling a story about going bowling with his coworkers and sucking really bad. This week’s topic is about Wins and Loses. Brent tells a story about how he had a huge win with his high school crush. Wade talks about how he thought he had a win with a crush he had but it ended up as a big lose. We talk about our success with carnival games. Our conversation leads us to talk about a friend who loves to win at life. Wade talks about a scenario with a crush and whether you let them win in a competitive situation. We finish the show with Wade talking about winning games at a kid’s birthday party.
Apr 16, 2018
Brent starts the show with a story a nervous guy in his speech class talking about the “zone”. Wade tells a story about his junior high school drama class. The topic of this week is about routines or superstitions. We start with talking about our morning routines. Brent talks about a friend who came to him in a dream and what he told him to do, which leads us to talk about getting signs. Wade talks about Asian superstitions. We talk about our feelings of using the obituary pages for trash. Wade talks about habits and his smoking habit in the past. We end the show with talking about our pregame routines before we play basketball.
Apr 9, 2018
Brent starts the show with a story about an accident he witnessed while driving the work. This week’s topic is about awareness. Wade shares his experience with watching people do strange things while they are in a car. Brent talks about a trend that his friend has while Brent is driving. We talk about being aware of wardrobe malfunctions. Our conversation leads us to talk about a friend and his unaware moments in the restroom. We move on to talk about unaware loud talkers. We talk about people’s awareness while they are walking. Brent shares a story about bikers. We finish off the show with talking about unaware interrupters.
Apr 2, 2018
Wade starts off the show with a story about a man who makes a bad decision on badging into the office. This week’s topic is about poor decisions or decision making. Brent recalls a moment when he thought he could perform something that wasn’t physically possible when he was kid. Wade brings up the topic of choosing a major for your future. We stay on the topic of college and talk about attendance and procrastination. Brent recalls a moment where he made some poor eating decisions. Our discussion leads us to talk about bad tattoos. We finish the show off with talk about debt and investments.
Mar 26, 2018
Ride or Die
Brent starts off the show with a story about how he added a racing strip to his car. The topic of this week is Ride or Die. Wade talks about reverse parkers. Brent tells a story about a friend and his parking adventures. We talk about parallel parking and a new parking assist idea. Brent recalls a story about a car fire. We tell stories about our friends and family and their driving adventures. Our conversation leads us to talk about our first time riding bikes. We finish with Wade talking about his inability to walk stairs.
Mar 19, 2018
Ballin' on a Budget
Brent starts off the show with a story about a friend who tried to use a stealth coupon while on a date. The topic of this week is ballin’ on a budget. Brent talks about how finding a good deal is gratifying. We discuss the power of Free Shipping. Our discussion leads us to talk about buying knock offs. Brent tells us a story about a friend and the choices they had to make at Costco. We talk about a friend who knows how to eat really well on government aid and one who is a professional window shopper. We talk about how far will you go to get free stuff. We finish off the show with talking about bootleg movies.
Mar 12, 2018
This week Brent and Wade talk about invention and business ideas Shark Tank style. The theme of our first pitches have to do with food and restaurants. Wade pitches an idea for a specialized car market. Brent pitches his idea for a device that can help with smells. We discuss an idea for the bathroom and how to stop air pollution. Wade pitches an idea for a safety device for working on the go. Wade’s final idea is a device to mask unsavory noises.
Mar 5, 2018
Sexy Cauliflower Ear
This week Brent and Wade are joined by the host of the FitFarm Podcast, Joseph Aaronson. Joseph starts the show off by talking about his show and what he does. The topic of this week is about fitness and maintaining fitness. Joseph gives some tips on how to keep fitness engaging. We talk about nutrition and what’s good for healthy living. Joseph talks about his self defense course and the benefits of learning young. That discussion leads us to talk about cauliflower ear. We about MMA and BJJ. Our discussion leads us to talk about gym etiquette. Wade pitches his idea for a gym and we end the show with more etiquette talk.
Feb 26, 2018
Shoe Fanny Pack
This week Wade starts the show with talking about a game that is played with the younger co-workers. The topic of this week is “Than and Now”. We discuss movie remakes and how younger people don’t know that its a remake. We talk about how kids are growing up a lot faster. Wade talks about the effects of coffee. Brent talks about how hard it was to communicate with friends when we were kids. We talk about a classic shoe called Kangaroos. We finish the show with talking about social media and education.
Feb 19, 2018
Barney and Friends
This week we have Singer/Song Writer Lana Lubany joining us all the way from Germany. We introduce Lana’s new single “Still Love You, Call Me” and we discuss the story behind the single and the upcoming EP. Lana tells us some of her personal influences and inspirations. We discuss what’s a night of Karaoke is like with Lana. Lana tells us about her song writing process. We discuss the music we like to listen to. Lana tells us the foods that she likes and what she would have in her rider. Lana let’s us know what we can expect from her in the future.
Feb 12, 2018
This week Wade starts the episode by talking about a weird walker he encountered which lead us to the discussion of attraction. This week’s topic is about the rules of attraction. We start with how a walk can make you attractive. Our discussion leads us to talk about how you make yourself dateable. We discuss how the point system works. Wade gives his opinion of Valentine’s Day and Brent let’s us know how Valentine’s Day works for him. Brent describes how a first date works for him.
Feb 5, 2018
I Respectfully Disagree
We have a special guest this week. Host of the EnRich Your Soul Podcast, Rich Bracken joins us to help Brent and Wade work through some of life’s challenges. We start off by talking about toxic people and how to deal with them. Rich helps us deal with people being too sensitive. Brent needs a way to say what you want to say and Rich has some answers on how to achieve that. Rich explains the concept of “sweet talking yourself”. We discuss participation trophies. Wade talks about performance anxiety and sports. Rich describes how music has impacted his life and career. Wade and Brent finally get a chance to ask Rich about his apperance on an episode of $100,000 Pyramid.
Jan 29, 2018
Wade's Grocery Games
Brent starts the show with giving us an update on his step challenge. Wade tells a story about an online order he got and he received a surprise. This week’s topic is about First and First Time experiences. Brent remembers a story of his first credit card purchase. We talk about driving for the first time. We discuss our first jobs and our first experience working. Brent brings up the first time we played basketball together. Wade talks about building furniture. We finish the show with remembering the first brand new car we bought.
Jan 22, 2018
Italian Orange Chicken
We have another special guest this week. Food and Drink Blogger Brittany Richardson joins us to chat about Food and Drinks. The discussion starts with us talking about food and dating. We discuss eating out vs eating in and how we base that decision. Brittany drops some booze knowledge on us. We discuss how food and drink choices are dictated by your mood. Brittany talks about personal connections with food and the memories that they create. We ask Brittany if she’s ever encountered some “spit candidates” during her time in food service.
Jan 15, 2018
Round Face, Bowl Cut
This week Wade starts with a story about how someone at the supermarket thought he was someone else. The topic of this week is “Mistaken Identity”. We start with talking about our doppelgängers and the people ours friends think we look like. We tell the story about how we met and how it was a case of mistaken identity. We discuss how to react to the “not for me” wave. We talk about some of our friends and how they react to mistaken identities. Wade recalls a memory of mistaken identity of his brother and Brent tells a story of his coworker. We answer the question of who would play us in a movie.
Jan 8, 2018
This week with have a special guest on the show. Fashion Blogger Kristen Crowdis joins us on the show. We start off discussing purging items when you move. The topic of this week is about “Holding on”. Brent starts the conversation with holding on to contacts in your friend. Wade tells a story about a car he held on for too long. Kristen talks about her collection of Barbies. Wade explains his frustration with bad drivers and how he can’t let it go. Brent describes hanging on to too many things in your wallet. We discuss holding on to grudges and having mental notes on people. We finish the show with talking about hanging on to “what if” scenarios.
Jan 1, 2018
Get to Steppin'
We start the show with Wade discussing his time off of work and what he is accomplishing during this time. This discussion leads us to the topic of the week which is about Resolutions and Decision Making. Brent starts the resolution talk with his Step Challenge with his coworker. We move on to the origin of the resolution and accountability. Our discussion leads into talking about resolution diets and the introduction of the “chicken skin”. We finish the show with Brent explaining his decision making with a coin.
Dec 26, 2017
The show starts with Wade discussing a White Elephant gift exchange with his family. The topic of this week is about Gifts and Gift Giving. We talk about our gift giving ritual. Wade talks about his Christmas List as a child and the do’s and don’ts of a list. Brent talks about the one gift that got away. Brent has a strategy on gift giving for his dad. We talk about the gift of “Personal Coupons”. Brent shares a story about a friend who encountered the “wrong gift”. Wade shares his thought on the worst possible gift to give someone. Brent describes gift givers that are disconnected. We finish with talking about weird products we’ve seen in ads.
Dec 18, 2017
The show starts with a story about Brent and his water club at work. This weeks topic is “Don’t be that Guy…”. Wade starts with Don’t be Parking Guy and we share a bunch of parking lot stories. We discuss about Don’t be Shopping Guy and how you people behave while shopping. Brent talks about Don’t be Question Guy. We move on to Don’t be Sunglasses Guy and we discuss Wade’s opinion of it. We talk about the Guy who doesn’t know how to use a ear piece. We finish the show with Last Minute Guy and Stop in Front Guy.
Dec 11, 2017
Wade starts the show with a story about how he realized he’s older than some of his coworkers. The topic of this week is about Adulting. We discuss the differences between gender and cultural adulting. Brent tells a story of when he realized he could make decisions for himself. Wade talks about disposable income as an adult. Our discussion leads us to talking about eating as an adult. Wade talks about nostalgia and how we look at things in adulthood. We talk about what priorities means to you as an adult. We finish the episode with adult meals and noises our bodies make.
Dec 4, 2017
Have You Ever...
We start the show with talk about the holidays. Brent talks about an additional skill he learned in college. The topic of this week is about “Have You Ever”. Wade starts the "have you evers" with how he keeps having a problem with his pants. We than turn the conversation to hygiene questions. Wade tells a story about a time he met a celebrity. We than discuss the art of re-gifting. We finish our “have you evers” with stories about relationships.
Nov 27, 2017
We start the show with talking about the holidays and the shopping season. This weeks topic is about accidents. Brent starts the conversation with a story about a car accident and a date. Wade talks about a time when he had an “accident” that was caused by a friend. We talk about times when people say things on accident. The conversation leads us to talk about the times when we say things in the heat of the moment. Which leads us to discuss the responsibilities of notifying people of break ups or divorces. We finish with talking about causing accidents which have scarred us for life.
Nov 20, 2017
The Nothing Personal Show Bay Area has moved locations and Wade talks about how the move went. The topic this week is about help and assist. We begin with a conversation about how cars assist you with things you could do on your own. Our discussion leads us to talking about how much we rely on technology to help us. Wade talks about his experience with getting assistance from a customer support center. Brent tells a story about a time he had to assist someone.
Nov 13, 2017
Brent starts the show off with a story about a night of fun with a friend of his. The topic of the week is about how we got caught or how we got away with it. We begin with getting pulled over and how far will you go to get out of a ticket. Brent tells a story on how he had to take extreme measures to get out of a musical situation. We share our stories of cheating on test in high school. Wade shares his theory on why certain people get more meat at Chipotle. We discuss whether attractive people get more benefits. We finish the show with a couple more stories on cheating on test.
Nov 6, 2017
Wade starts the show with an experience he had while going to work. The topic of this week is about Music and Life Soundtracks. Our first discussion is about how music can enhance moments in your life. Brent talks about how he associates music with people. Wade talks about using mood music for all the situations in your life. We talk about how auto-tune makes everything better. Our discussion leads us to talk about how its sometimes awkward when someone sings to you. We also talk about our experiences singing karaoke.
Oct 30, 2017
Wade starts this weeks show off by talking about his birthday. The topic of this week is about hitting that Age Wall. Wade tells a story about how his conversations with friends have changed with age. We talk about “what you think you’re doing” and “what you are actually doing” when it comes to sports. We discuss the dangers of going to WebMD. We uncover the mysteries of the random hair and hairlines and the opportunities for Hair Farms. Wade breaks down his theory of color and the midlife crisis and Brent talks about Brokeassness. We end with how we need Mid-life Crisis Hotlines.
Oct 22, 2017
Brent starts the show with a story about a flakey friend. The topic of this week is about Excuses. Wade has a theory about how you can spot a fake reason for not coming into work. We break down “The Web of Lies” and the side effects. We talk about how people don’t follow through. Wade describes what a California Invite and Accept is.
Oct 16, 2017
Dr Chuck Harvoni
The show starts with a discussion about buying our first car. Brent tells a story about his co-worker getting a new car. The topic of the week is “Names”. Brent describes another story about how his co-worker names things. Wade goes into a discussion of how drugs are named. We transition to talking about how people are naming children and how people pick their own names. We finish the show with us talking about hyphenated names.
Oct 9, 2017
Cards and Passes
We start off the show with a throw back discussion about Forest Wheeler and having a Hollywood name. The topic of this week is Cards and Passes. We discuss the race card and its usage. Wade describes what a Hall Pass is and we define the Cheat Pass and how you can use one. Our discussion leads us to the Age Card and how you can use it to your advantage. We close out the show with a walk down memory lane and a conversation about 90’s sitcoms.
Oct 2, 2017
We start the show with a discussion about Uber rides and how Uber ratings work. This week’s topic is about reviews and being critical. Our first discussion is about the internet and how critical it can be. We talk about how people leave Yelp reviews. We transition into talking about being ridiculed at your job. Brent talks about the subject matter expert who loves to hijack your conversation. We talk about having a personal rating or review. Wade shares his grievance with weather reporters.
Sep 18, 2017
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about television which leads into the topic of this week, Pet Peeves. We go in-depth with elevators. Brent discusses click bait frustrations. We share stories of having to have awkward conversations.
Sep 11, 2017
We start off this week with Wade’s attitude at work. This week’s topic is about personal space. Wade goes into grocery line behavior. Brent talks about an experience shopping with his dad. We talk about movie theatre seat rules. Wade talks about playing footsies in the office. Brent finishes off the show with an uncomfortable hand situation and what’s an acceptable way to say goodbye.
Sep 6, 2017
We have a special mid-week episode to announce a contest. We are doing a random drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Have a listen for how to enter. We also wanted to share our thanks to a bunch of people who have been supporting the show.
Sep 4, 2017
This week’s episode starts off with a discussion about the actors and how they represent themselves. The topic of the week is Dating. Brent tells his personal story of using dating apps. We discuss how people represent themselves in their profile. Also, there are apps for everyone. Don’t worry you can find love too.
Aug 28, 2017
Food on Your Face
We start off the show with Wade trying to get a creeper pic. Brent let’s us know what it means to be a come upper. Food and dining etiquette is the topic this week. We break down “spit candidates” and food myths. We close it out with the proper way to let someone know when they have food on their face.
Aug 21, 2017
Let Go of Your Look
Brent has solved the case of the missing emoji. We discuss slang and how to use it. This week's topic is about knowing when to let your look go. Do you know someone who has been wearing their look for over 10 years? Maybe it's time to let it go.
Aug 14, 2017
Introducing the Dullet
In the first episode of the Nothing Personal Show, Wade and Brent start with the case of the missing emoji. This week's topic is bathroom behavior and etiquette.