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Middle Age Crazy
50 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
MAC ep 21 - Music Production w/ Sean Vasey
We are back after a little break and we're speaking with music producer Sean Vasey out of Des Moines, IA. You'll hear his interesting story of ditching the corporate cubicle for a life in music production. Considered one of the best producers in the area, he is constantly working with new, local talent and he's found a way to make a living doing it. We also touch on his new album, Wide Awake 2, now available. We also have a special pop in from comedian Eddie Pence so he can promote his new 1 hour comedy special, the Eddie Pence Unspecial. His new special was completely crowd funded and ended up making it's way to some major distribution. Eddie tells the quick story about how it all happened. #podcast #music #comedy
80 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
MAC ep 20 - Crazy Work Stories w/ Aaron Wherry
It's story time! Aaron Wherry returns to talk crazy work stories with Chuck T. Learn about a young man's work ethic as he comes up in small town Iowa and creates a career in education before moving out west.....and hear the other side of the coin, where our host shares memories of being fired from good jobs and blowing great opportunities. It's a funny one. #podcast #work #stories
70 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
MAC ep 19 - Volunteer Coaching w/ Clint Fuller
The band is back together....kind of?!? Chuck T reunites with his old band mate to talk about being a parent. Christ, we're lame. Clint Fuller has been active in his daughters activities since day one, including multiple stints as a volunteer sports coach. We get into some details of how "travel ball" works and how youth sports has evolved since we were kids. He's got some great stories that will make you proud of anyone that volunteers and understand their struggle. We also get our first call on the hotline. Buckle in. #Podcast #Sports #Coaching
59 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
MAC ep 18 - Dentistry w/ Scott Lopshire
It takes a certain kinda person that wants to help other people....by sticking their fingers in their mouths. Chuck's old pal, Scott Lopshire, is the only dentist the host knows, so it was only a matter of time before he got on the show. Hear the interesting journey of how one not only becomes a dentist, but why one would want to actually be a dentist. Scott has a some great stories that will entertain but also show you why every dentist in every movie is kinda goofy. Also, we have another Content Creators Corner where Chuck has a quick chat with fellow podcaster, Jason Fisher. He takes a few minutes to talk about his self improvement podcast, Be Better Tomorrow, along with a show he does with his daughter. So get ready, we got tons of show for ya this time! #Podcast #Dentist #Doctor
48 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
MAC ep 17 - Quarantine Life w/ The Wife Part II
She's back! Covid & quarantine life ain't going away, so now is a great time to bring The Wife back to get her honest opinion on things. What starts out as an innocent conversation turns into a spectacle that covers a great many topics. She is not shy in sharing her opinions on how the world is reacting to Covid...and how customer service is dying. We also cover some positive things like activities to do with your child during a pandemic and how bad our dog stinks! #Podcast #Covid #CoronaVirus
63 minutes | May 15, 2020
MAC ep 16 - Independent Pro Wrestling w/ Danny Wagener
Professional Wrestling is business surrounded by myths and mystery. Now is your chance to get some real details on how the business actually work. Join Chuck T for his discussion with his old friend, Danny Wagener, about what it's like being an independent professional wrestler. You will hear how one breaks into the business and get a few details on why a man with a massive education and a solid career, would moonlight on the weekends as the evil pro wrestler, Tony Sly. Also, Travis from Minnesota returns for another Travis Take as he provides even more relationship advice. #Podcast #ProWrestling #Interview
58 minutes | May 1, 2020
MAC ep 15 - A Life in Hip Hop w/ Big Jess
Crucial part of the Minneapolis Hip Hop scene? One of the most respected producers in the region? Check. One of the nicest guys on the planet. Check! In this episode, Chuck gets to chat with one of his favorite independent musicians, Jesse Semanko aka Big Jess of the Unknown Prophets. You will hear about his role in the early days of the Minneapolis Hip Hop scene, his interactions with future starts like Atmosphere and Eyedea and why he chose the normal lifestyle to raise his kids. The man can fix your phone, drive your school bus, make you laugh about potholes on Facebook, but more importantly, he makes those killer boom-bap beats. #Podcast #Minneapolis #HipHop
23 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
MAC ep 14 - Quarantine Life w/ Chuck T & The Wife
Life is getting interesting, just as this show is about to do. A last minute guest change created a great opportunity for Chuck to sit down with The Wife and have a quick chat about sheltering in place with a family that includes a nutty 3 year old & a slew of pets. We also debut our latest segment, The Travis Take - here you will learn more about Hobosexuals - those bums that will stay in a relationship to keep a place to live. The savages. So tune in, drop out and do whatever it takes to get through the Covid.
44 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
MAC ep 13 - Owning a Record Store w/ Luke Dickens
From Facebook to store front - It's the business dream in 2020. Hear the incredible story of small business owner Luke Dickens. He currently owns two of the most popular record stores in the Des Moines, IA metro area. He started a Facebook group to talk about collecting vinyl and it soon grew into a profitable marketplace. Within a few months his small circle of record buyers turned into an actual record store. Now he's battling to keep the paychecks coming to his employees by going back to what brought him to the dance - the Facebook group Vinyl Cup Records for Sale
58 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
MAC ep 12 - Life & Executive Coaching w/ Jennifer Wilson
Is it finally time for you to get your act together? Are you ready to make the next big career move? If you're ready to make it happen, it's time to call @CoachJen at Windley Works. Hear the remarkable story of Jennifer Wilson and the creation of her company, Windley Works. After over coming several early obstacles in her career as a commodities trader and even major health problems, Jennifer found a new calling. As she sought out help to keep her career on track, she became inspired to help others and decided to leave her corporate job behind to start a business as a life and executive coach. It's another great story about always having a chance to change things up. www.windleyworks.com
55 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
MAC ep 11 - Rock Climbing with Mike Genovese
Stressed out from work? Any sort of anxiety or depression? Need some focus in your life? Mike Genovese has the cure....start climbing mountains! Chuck T catches up with his old pal and coworker he met in Arizona back in 2001. They discuss Mike's current passion of rocking climbing...how it came about and how it's transformed his life during the middle of his wild journey. It doesn't hurt that he's a great story teller too! Mike's set > Most others
64 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
MAC ep 10 - TV Editing and Production with Jared McClurg
You know the TV shows, now meet one of the people behind them! Chuck T chats with his old pal, Jared McClurg, about his career in television production. From Jackass to Top Chef, Jared has worked as an editor and producer to these two shows plus many more you've seen. Hear his interesting story into the business that evolved from tape dubber to producer to.....bakery owner? Oh yea, he and his wife moved to Nashville recently to open a craft bakery. You can't make this stuff up. Buy some cookies from www.theshortbreadshop.com & put us in your ears to hear another wild story from MAC.
61 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
MAC ep 9 - Comedy and Podcasts with Eddie Pence
Serious question: Can you make a living podcasting? Answer: Yes. Chuck T hears all about this and more when he chats with LA comedian & podcast personality, Eddie Pence. Join us on his journey from East to West coast to follow a career in entertainment. What started as a love for making films has now turned into a viable living as a comedian, actor & podcast personality...with benefits! Eddie is quite possibly the nicest guy in the biz, so get ready for a friendly discussion about all things comedy & podcasts.
60 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
MAC ep 8 - Local Hip Hop with Matthew Smith aka Toby Diligent
Hi, I'm Matt Smith & I'm a local hip hop artist. Ever wonder what it's like for the local performers that are working 9-5ers and still putting on shows? Chuck T sits down with local friend Matthew Smith aka Toby Diligent, to discuss his music career. A true traditionalist to the game, Mr. Smith explains what it takes to have a successful "part time" rap career. From digging crates, finding samples, to building a home studio, Matt has done it all for the love of the this crazy genre we call hip hop.
65 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
MAC ep 7 - Poetry and Auctioneering with Lucas Hunt
Chuck T is kicking the new year off with some class as he chats with published poet & charity auctioneer, Lucas Hunt. From a small farming town in Iowa to New York City, Mr. Hunt shares his incredible journey into the world of poetry. His quest started in the Hamptons as he worked odd jobs and perfected his written craft...but once he got to NYC an entirely new opportunity presented itself. Hear about how this small town kid is now rubbing shoulders with celebrities around the country as he becomes the new face of charity auctioneers.
46 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
MAC ep 6 - Pro Wrestling, Curse Words & Some Booze with Felicia Rose
Buckle in, we got a crazy one for ya. In this episode, Chuck T grapples with pro wrestling personality, Felicia Rose, on a number of topics. From being a fan at a WWE show, caught on camera with a funny sign, to leading the way for the LGBTQ community on the independent scene, Felicia is making waves early & often. Hear her incredible story & wild ride into the business dominated by men that she is putting into submission with her foul mouth, sexy outfits and intense personality.
69 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
MAC ep 5 - Rock n Roll with Stu Johnson of The Pimps
Chuck talks with Midwest Rock N Roll royalty in the latest episode. Tune in to hear a very candid conversation with Stuart Johnson of the Pimps fka The Goodyear Pimps aka The God Damn Pimps...true legends out of Rockford, IL. From record deals to substance abuse to teaching the next generation of children, Stu has seen it all in his 25+ years in the rock scene. A true road warrior who actually spent his record deal money well, Stu has a unique sense of humor about it all & weaves an interesting tale with his charm & whit....and we're pretty sure he was very stoned during the entire conversation.
70 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
MAC ep 4 - Tattooing with Aaron Wherry
In the latest episode, Chuck catches up with a close friend and they discuss the tattoo industry. Aaron Wherry, a man of many talents, tells his unique tale about entering the business through an unconventional channel. What was once a hobby in college has now blossomed into an entire second career that he must balance with his family and full time teaching job. Oh, and he happens to be the nicest guy in the world.
69 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
MAC ep 3 - The Cannabis Industry with Corey Coleman
Chuck T goes to school in this new episode as his college friend, Corey Coleman, breaks down the cannabis industry. What started out as an interest in medical cannabis became a passion as Corey was thrust into the business unwittingly because a loved one was suffering through a fatal disease. He's now working full time in the business selling CBD products, creating an industry leading cannabis brokerage firm & donating to charity along the way. Oh, and he has the only known CBD vending machine in the country....and it's in Iowa. Visit his websites for more information. www.pureevie.com www.hempdin.com
70 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
MAC ep 2 - Acting with Curt Bouril
In this episode, Chuck talks to one of his oldest friends, Curt Bouril, who happens to be a working actor. He might not be a household name, but the actor has supported himself and his family for 20 years working in the "industry"...from commercials, to TV roles, to film and even award winning Broadway shows. He's in the middle of his year off to raise a new born as his family just moved from Manhattan to Milwaukee for the next year. Mr. Bouril tells his charming story in a hilarious way as two old friends catch up and talk about his success in Hollywood.
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