OKA 22 – Now Podcasting from the Basement!

Happy Wednesday! OKA brings you today:

The marvel and wonder that is Wyoming’s musical gem and best kept secret, The Oyster Ridge Music Festival. Great fun, outstanding talent from across the country, and the kindest people you’ve ever met, all in Kemmerer, WY!

Next up, we cover Andrew Yang, who is currently challenging for the Democratic nomination, as well as the fervor of his#yanggang. If you’d like to know more about the candidate, check out his JRE interview in which he concisely lays out his agenda just as he wants to. Sounds like a nice guy!

Lastly, we come to the realization that J’s sister, Brenda, has great TV recommendations. She made us watch Queer Eye and now we can’t stop. Yes, it’s still reality television, but let’s talk about what it has to say!

Have a good week, friends.

J&M

OKA Episode 21: Back at it!

We’re back at it again folks, dayjob exhaustion has delayed the release of some of our episodes and that just bums me out! Alas, here we have a great conversation Maddie and I had before taking off for the music festival. I’m actually quite proud of myself: As we evaluate where we can focus our attention and energy in our lives, Maddie and I concluded that we need to let the podcast breathe and not over edit each episode into the ground. While I have the hardest time letting go of the edit, I have to practice restraint and tonight, I am pleased to report I did the least amount of cuts I’ve ever done on this podcast. We cram a lot of good stuff in a short amount of time and it turned out to be a fun episode. Come join us!

Much love,

J & M

Episode 20!

It’s been a grueling week so far, as I anticipate being gone Friday and Monday for Oyster Ridge, but progress has been made. I’m learning so much at work and feel that the procedures I’m working under are starting to make sense to me. It’s like buying a new pair of shoes, and letting them mold and shape around your feet. It takes time. I’m at the mercy of that constant warning. Don’t get overzealous, don’t be too hard on yourself. Hoping to ease my mind yesterday, I finally buckled and stayed up for a few hours to hash out the latest episode of Our Kid’s Asleep. It’s episode 20!

It may not seem like much, but given our work/life transitions in the last two months, Maddie and I are thrilled to keep working on this show! Shout out to our amazing friends/guests Brad, Teresa, and Steve.

Here’s what it sounds like when friends come over! We’re lucky to have had Steve, Teresa, and Brad come over and celebrate the 20th episode with us in this low-key conversation about Steve’s time in the Air Force, our feel-good movies growing up, and some thoughts on the Simpsons.

Thanks for listening friends!

j

We went how long without podcasting?

So it’s hard to believe I blinked and the month of June ceased to be. I have been trying to edit this episode for I kid you not, THREE WEEKS. However, Life called with plans of its own and I opted to go after it. It hasn’t been necessarily tumultuous but I’m glad I finally found an extra hour to wrap up what I had started so long ago. This month was a lesson in time management for sure, and I will make sure I find a better system so the podcast continues to be delivered consistently! So here it is, what might be our most proficient episode so far highlighting some of our favorite things:

It’s FOMO time! J goes on an intermittent social media blackout and we discuss the repercussions of leaving social media for even a day. Let’s discuss how linked to the system we really are!

We finally get to have our long-awaited conversation about HBO’s superb new miniseries, Chernobyl. While we tried to keep the spoilers to a minimum, please consider watching the show before listening to this episode.

And then it’s Tenacious D! On this throwback segment, Madd and I return to one of the bands that defined the coming of age of a generation. Specifically, we focus on their self-titled debut album. Hilarious, foul-mouthed, genius. Hope you join us on this one!

J&M

New OKA Podcast feat. Catty G

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This time around, we welcome to the living room friend of the show and expert on internet things, Catty G: Twitch Streamer extraordinaire. We discuss an app we didn’t know existed called Tik Tok, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. That theme song is coming soon.

Check out Catty G on twitch.tv/cattyg

and Twitter @CattyGFGC

In other podcast related news, I have finalized my setup for Creative Drive! For all those moments when I’m freezing my ass off in the basement and I want to keep warm by sharing and reciting your short work, I’m keeping it pretty basic, but I did go with my dynamic mic to fend off the horrible sounds of my furnace and space heater. Oh to live in the frozen beauty of Wyoming! Happy Friday friends,

j

Our Kid’s Asleep, new episode!

Just wrapped up the editing of this one. I don’t know what took me so long. Maybe it’s our cats ruining the recording with their noise, or maybe it’s the insane cold weather we are having here in the Old West. I guess it’s our turn…

This time around we cover Maddie’s 30 day yoga challenge, Andy King Memes (of Fyre Fest fame), and our new voicemail line for friends to leave us messages! If you want to let us know what you have stumbled upon on the internet, let us know! Leave a voice message at 307 228 4353.

Enjoy the show.