Road Noise - Life one mile at a time.
About This Show
A life journal podcast from a Christian world view by host Michael Blackston. Ride along with Michael as he travels the southeastern United States and has a conversation with you about whatever is on his mind. Michael is a devout Christian with a family and the issues that go along with being the main bread winner. This podcast is for anyone who wants to hear encouraging words from a man who, like you, is just trying to figure out the best way to live life one mile at a time. You're invited to go on a road trip. Enjoy the conversation and the drive with Road Noise.
Most Recent Episode
Milestones - RN 050
3 days ago
This one is special because it marks 50 episodes of Road Noise – Life one mile at a time. That may not seem like such a big deal, but for a podcaster, it’s HUGE! The reported lifespan of the average podcast is seven episodes. Most podcast hosts begin struggling to come up with new topic ideas after the first few and by the time seven or eight roll around, the excitement has worn off, they’ve realized the work that goes into it, and the show begins the process of what we in the podcast world call pod-fading. Another reason for excitement is that this show belongs to the Life Journal genre and is one of the least followed type. You get discouraged because there is little to no feedback and it’s hard not to take that personally, even though you know intellectually that it’s because people don’t generally take the time to stop what they’re doing to shoot you an email about something you said. So in this episode, I wanted to talk about milestones. We put a pin in the important things that happen in our lives so that we might remember them. Here are some milestones in my own life that may interest you. My first solo performance. This was an important moment for me because it set the course of a lifelong love for the stage. I was five years old and I sang Dead Eye Dick for some group at the local community center. Getting beat up by the little girl next door. Yes, I was embarrassed about it at the time, but it happened because I was taught to never hit a girl and this incident supplied the opportunity to put that creed into practice. The neighbor kids were trying to start a fight with me and my sister. I was around six years old and the little girl was five. She came over and started pushing me around, but I refused to hit back. She pushed me down, straddled me, and began hitting me in the face. I could have easily pushed her off, but I liked her. We’d played together as friends and I knew that she was only showing out in front of her older brother and sister. Since that day, I’ve held that beating as a badge of honor and the first time I’ve ever had to turn the other cheek. Taking my green belt test with a broken arm – and passing