Almost Relevant Episode 013: Podcasting 101


IMG_20150503_131858This is actually a really exciting episode for me to record because I love to share what I have learned in podcasting since 2009 with anyone who wants to listen.  I have started many podcasts, and helped get many others started, as well as do all the editing and technical side of every podcast I’ve ever worked on, so I feel like when I say I know a bit about podcasting, I’m not lying.  If you’re interested in starting a podcast, or just interested in what it takes, this episode is aimed at you, but everyone will find something to enjoy in this episode.

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Almost Relevant Episode 012: May The 4th Be With You


9IvATWhen Darth Maul attacked Tattooine, the Jeti were there.  When Count Dooku hired Jango Fett to assassinate Padme Amidala, the Jeti were there.  When the droid army tried to annihilate  thousands of people and take over the empire, the Jeti were there.  And when the Jeti temple was attacked…well okay, they all died, BUT when Dark Vader and Darth Sidious tried to use their power to take over the entire galaxy, the Jeti were there!  And in honor of this, we celebrate Star Wars day, may the 4th be with you.

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Almost Relevant Episode 011: Creative Thinking


candle_DryburghThis was an episode a year in the making, so I really hope everyone enjoys it.  The basics goes like this, I am a creative thinker.  I let my emotions drive me and they really control my decisions.  On the other hand, Elliott is a critical thinker, he lets facts and reasons control his.  We realize we both think the opposite sometimes, but it’s very interesting when we talk about it!

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Almost Relevant Episode 010: State of Education with Kevin Owens


99dd30d578ea8278403d7043e311ada6I’m just squeaking this episode in on time, I almost forgot!  I’m deep into a book right now and can’t seem to put it down, trying to work my way through the reader’s challenge.  But that’s not what this weeks topic is!  This week we talk about the state of education in America, specifically the importance of the middle school years.

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Stop The Notifications! How To Increase Productivity and Quality of Life


I was addicted to Facebook. As a matter of fact, I was so addicted at one point, I spent at least 15 minutes of every waking hour either playing a Facebook game (CastleVille mainly), chatting, or just going over posts. That was a luxury I could take while I was finishing up my bachelors degree and already online the majority of the day, but it still left me very little time to write or do anything else. It wasn’t until I distanced myself from Facebook that I realized exactly what it was doing to me.

Even if you don’t feel addicted to social networking, read on. You might discover that these tips can even help you become more productive throughout the day!

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Almost Relevant Episode 009: FOGCon 2015


5489334505_e0c5ed390a_zA few weeks ago Elliott and I went to a local literary convention here in the Bay Area called FOGCon, which stands for Friends of Genre Convention.  Basically it’s a very small (mostly) Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention that takes place in the basement of a hotel.  Okay, the basement happens to be a pretty nice conference center with a lot of different breakout rooms, but it sounds better if I just say basement!

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Almost Relevant Episode 008: 50 Shades of Autumn


5fbb71d1df19427055c93bb820ace81fYou may have guessed what our topic is today from the title, we will be talking about 50 Shades of Grey, both the book and recent movie.  The best part is we are joined by Autumn Lokerson from, who also shares a lot of information about a real healthy BDSM lifestyle, as well as how 50 Shades of Grey is NOT healthy, nor is it really BDSM.  Because we do delve into topics very much sexual in nature, listener discretion advised.

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Almost Relevant Episode 007: Impact Of Technology On Our Society


6a00e5521e0b2e88330168eae8fe65970c-800wiThis week we have a more serious topic, the impact of technology on our society and are joined by John Francisco, who was on our Marvel Studios episode a few weeks ago.  I say it is a more serious topic because we are able to delve into how things have changed in the past 30 years.

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From Anathema to Oubliette [Readers Challenge]


I wrote my last post back in early January and since then work has been in overdrive, even my weekends were taking up a LOT of time, but I’ve managed to keep reading! In fact I’ve actually completed multiple books since the last post, but lets start with the one I started to read in the last post.

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Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None


I was talking with co-host Elliott today about why I feel so overwhelmed in my life and I think together we came up with some good ideas. While this is a post more on the personal side, it’s also to help others struggling with too many eggs in too many baskets.

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