This episode is a little different, there's a bit more of a serious tone to it compared to previous episodes. No, don't worry, it's not an Afterschool Special kind of episode. But, it's really about the heart of who I am, who I've become and what I've overcome over the past decade.
This episode is a celebration of sorts about the conscious decision I made, ten years ago today (Nov. 11, 2009) to stop reaching for unrealistic perfection, to accept both failure and success and make a better life for myself. In the process of making that decision I subsequently was able to lose over 150lbs., run over 250 races and even become an ultrarunner.
But, this journey hasn't been about just the weight-loss or running, they've been byproducts of that decision I made to ... live. This mentality has not only helped me through the challenges of running the roads and trails, but the rockier roads of life without losing my enthusiasm, appreciation and love for life.
This is my story. Enjoy.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Do you hear that? That deep dark growling sound? Is that the sound of the demonic angels of darkness wailing and gnashing their teeth realizing their eternal demise? Nope. It's every kid's stomach after bingeing their Halloween candy of Snickers, Starbursts, Twizzlers, M&M's, Milky Ways, among others after a night of trick-or-treating!
Josher shares the history of trick-or-treating here in the U.S., how it has roots in Ireland and England and then sits down with a candy expert -- his nephew Elijah -- to talk about the current trends in trick-or-treating and Halloween Candy. They also try to assess the best and worst Halloween candy currently out on the market, but it ends just as you would expect, it's just Josher and Elijah eating a bunch of candy much to their delight and to the dismay of those suffering from misophonia (Episode 005).
So before you head out to trick or treat PUSH PLAY so you can LISTEN TO MY PODCAST ABOUT HALLOWEEN CANDY!!!
OoOooOOoOooOoooOOOoo ... Did you hear that? Are you sure you didn't hear something? You should probably check to see if you caught an EVP or something? This episode is ALL about the paranormal! Not just ghosts, but aliens and Bigfoot as well!
What is it about the paranormal that fascinates us so much? How do we know what we're seeing or experiencing is real? How does one get started in paranormal investigating? So many questions, so little time ... that's why Josher has invited his brother, Ben Hansen, a PROFESSIONAL paranormal investigator, to the show to help answer all the important questions about paranormal investigating.
Ben, host of the Travel Channel's "Ghosts of Morgan City" and the SyFy Channel's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" also talks about where his fascination for ghost hunting, UFOs and the paranormal began and how his family got involved in it as well. Plus, he talks about the apparition he caught on camera while filming "Ghosts of Morgan City" ... and how he INSISTS he got chased by a ghost monkey (yeah, you read that right) when he was a kid.
This is a BIG episode so IF AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS ... all you gotta do is PUSH PLAY so you can LISTEN TO MY PODCAST ABOUT THE PARANORMAL!!!
Are you in the mood for Halloween? No? Well you better get ready as my podcast this week will about ... THE PARANORMAL! I will be joined by my brother, Ben Hansen, a professional paranormal investigator (they do exist). We'll be talking about the history of paranormal investigating, Ben's experiences -- on and off the camera -- with the paranormal and much, much more that will surely get you ready for the Halloween season!
Make sure to also check out my Halloween playlist on Spotify! It's full of Halloween classics, spooky themed songs and a number of classic songs with Halloween vibes. Listen to it here ...
Catch the first of TWO Halloween themed podcasts this month THIS FRIDAY here on www.listentomypodcast.org or www.radioronin.com or your favorite podcast app! And, don't forget to catch up on the previous ten episodes of my podcast -- everything from episodes about sharks, burritos to misophonia!
See you back here THIS FRIDAY for my podcast with my brother Ben about -- THE PARANORMAL!
October begins next week and you know what that means? IT'S HALLOWEEN MONTH! I love Halloween. I'm not so much into the dressing up or the satanic or demonic aspect of the holiday. Though I am into lazy easy costumes, candy and the whole sweater weather thing. I'm just really a big fan of the fall.
Another part of Halloween that I love is the music. In fact, I've been listening to my Halloween playlist now for a couple weeks. Ever since I saw that first orange leaf and felt a slight chill in the air ... I've been listening to my playlist. So I've been ready for October and Halloween for quite a while, especially during this hot miserable summer.
In preparation for the holiday I thought I would share some of my favorite Halloween-themed songs. My list has over 100 songs, but I wanted to narrow that down to just my top 25 favorites. The ones that will always get me in the mood for Halloween. So enjoy!
Besides listening to my playlist, make sure you tune in this week for TWO themed Halloween podcasts. Next Friday I will be talking about the PARANORMAL ... and will be joined by my brother Ben, who is a paranormal investigator. And, then later in the month I will have an episode full of scary Halloween stories that you will not want to miss!
You can listen to those episodes here at www.listentomypodcast.org or on your favorite podcast app -- which is basically Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean or Player FM!
NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! What was that? Sorry my face was stuffed with pizza! I said ... THIS EPISODE IS ALL ABOUT PIZZA!!! Josher dedicates this episode to the once humble cheesy Italian pies that have now taken over the world! How did pizza go from a flatbread made on top of Persian battle gear to an canvas of bread open to any chef's interpretation? Well this episode hopes to fill in some of those gaps.
Not only does Josher drop some serious knowledge about pizza around the world and here in the United States, but he sits down with his friend Nick The Pizza Slut to talk about all things pizza! A native of New York City, Nick knows a thing or two about pizza. He's also a staunch believer that pineapple belongs on pizza which causes a lot of friction with friends ... except here on the podcast -- both Josher and Nick love pineapple on pizza.
Josher also quizzes Nick on pizza trivia, which, well, doesn't go over very well. But, all is well because when you are a Pizza Slut the details don't really matter. All that's matter is that you're never too far away from your next pizza.
SO, IF YOU LOVE PIZZA (and who doesn't?) ... all ya gotta do is PUSH PLAY so you can LISTEN TO MY PODCAST ALL ABOUT PIZZA!!!
DO YOU KNOW WHAT FUN IS? WELL IT'S FOUND AT LAGOON OF COURSE! What's a Lagoon? Well, it is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by some barrier islands or a reef and while that's technically the real definition ... THIS EPISODE ... is all about LAGOON ... an amusement park located in Farmington, Utah that's been entertaining Utahns since 1886! Much, much cooler than just some lame body of water.
In this episode Josher gives a historical rundown of the park including it's cultural, historical and musical significance to Utah and then sits down with Andy Oliverson from The Park Hoppers: Unofficial Disneyland Podcast to talk about how to tackle the park with or without kids, what to ride and when ... and of course what to eat while inside (or outside) the park! There's even a mention about BeaverTails ... if that's your thing. This is really a fun and informative podcast!
Sooooo ... if you love Lagoon, amusement parks or just quirky history in general then this is the episode for you! All ya gotta do is PUSH PLAY so you can LISTEN TO MY PODCAST WHERE I REVIEW LAGOON!!!
I'm pulling an audible this week. I was half way through putting together an episode together about Greece, but I'm going to hold off on it in lieu of an episode about LAGOON! I want to interview my friend Gregg Paschall who's leaving for Greece later this month UPON his return instead of BEFORE he's leaving. Plus, I've been planning a Lagoon Review for the past couple of months and since I went on Labor Day ... I felt this would be a good time to review it.
I'll be joined by Andy Oliverson, host of the Park Hoppers, and we'll share tips on how to get the most of your day at the park, how to keep your kids entertained and -- of course -- where to find the best food in the park -- it's possible! I'll also be sharing news on upcoming rides, Frightmares and much, much more! It'll be fun!
That episode is coming THIS FRIDAY and can be heard on listentomypodcast.org, radioronin.com or your favorite podcast apps -- Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, etc.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT JOSHER IS ALL ABOUT? Well ... this is your chance! Josher is turning the tables and letting YOU the listeners ask the questions! Like ALLLLLLLLL the questions. Josher is definitely in the hot seat during this episode!
You'll find out what and who inspires Josher, what makes him tick. Why he is obsessed with marine life especially whales and sharks. You'll hear stories about how he once got held up, how he almost got expelled from school for abusing the student ID card maker to why he's deathly afraid of deer. Really, you'll just learn way too much about Josher than you've always wanted.
So if you don't want to miss this ASK ME ANYTHING episode go ahead and PUSH PLAY so you can LISTEN TO MY PODCAST WHERE YOU ASK ME ANYTHING!!!
Have you ever wondered what I'm all about? Like, what makes me ... me? Why am I obsessed with bananas, sharks and whales? Why am I afraid of deer? Or maybe you want to know why I'm not married yet and still live at home? Something my mother wonders about too.
But, this past week I have asked my social media accounts to ASK ME ANYTHING and I will answer everything. It might take a couple episodes, I don't know? We'll see. But, if you want to get to know a bit better make sure to Listen To My Podcast Where You Ask Me Anything THIS FRIDAY on the Radio Ronin Network!
And, remember you can catch up on all my past episodes at www.listentomypodcast.org or just click on the episodes below ...