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41 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Officiating: the stories, the shortage- with Don Kuhnen
I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up. I'm only six feet tall, so I couldn't play basketball. I'm only 190 pounds, so I couldn't play football. And I have 20-20 vision, so I couldn't be a referee. OK, that might be funny, but this isn't: "...harassment has grown so rampant that more than 70 percent of new referees in all sports quit the job within three years, according to the National Association of Sports Officials. The chief cause for the attrition, based on a survey conducted by the association, was pervasive abuse from parents and coaches." (New York Times) In this episode, Boomer starts a s series of interviews with officials of different sports that explores the national shortage of sports officials and their experiences officiating on the playing field.
28 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Tales From The Workplace: Shaun Eli, professional comedian. Part 2
My beauty doesn't come through in photos. Or in person. So says Shaun Eli, professional comedian, in part 2 of his interview with Boomer. Shaun continues addressing how humor develops, how he crafts his performance, deals with difficult audience members, and whether or not comedians in general are cursed with troubled interpersonal relationships.
33 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Tales From The Workplace: Shaun Eli, professional comedian
"I wanted to date my doctor, but she said it was unethical for doctors to date patients. I get it, especially for pediatricians and veterinarians," says Shaun Eli, writer for Jay Leno and other comedians. Laugh along as Shaun talks to Boomer about how jokes evolve, how do comedians come up with new humor, and how to handle different and difficult audiences.
28 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Tales From the Workplace: professional psychic Corbie Mitleid (part 2)
Why does your 20 something son refuse to leave your basement? Could a psychic explain this dilemma by identifying how your past lives crossed? Corbie Mitleid, professional psychic, shares this experience along with other past life revelations, and gives a Boomer a Tarot card reading concerning his future!!
35 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Tales From the Workplace: a professional psychic
A psychic walks into a bar . . . . . . she should have seen it coming. How can you tell the difference between a Swami Salami charlatan and an authentic intuitive psychic? Corbie Mitleid, author of THE PSYCHIC YELLOW BRICK ROAD: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys, explains the difference to “the friendly skeptic” Boomer. Mitleid, a professional psychic, shares stories from her work of 50 years as an authentic intuitive in an engaging, sincere manner. She, Boomer, and Jimmy have some fun discussing her serious work, including the use of numerous audio clips from the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Your ride to work doesn’t have to be boring.
38 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
Tales From the Workplace: James Keith part II
Lt. Commander James Keith discusses his experiences in Afghanistan with a difficult Air Force Colonel, IEDs, PTSD, and whether today's students should consider a career in the military.
34 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Tales From the Workplace- Lt. James Keith
Is making a career or just joining the military a good idea for you or your child? Can the military prepare you for a career in civilian life?How can PSTD be dealt with? Why did James fear his wife would exact a choke-slam upon him? The 1990 Wauconda HS graduate answers these questions and many others in this episode as Lt. Keith shares his experiences of being in the military for over three decades.
30 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Thicksten's Popcorn, part II
A century old business, Thicksten's popcorn keeps it fresh and draws in customers from miles around. Hear on-the-street interviews with customers, about a marriage proposal in the popcorn stand, and corny jokes from Jimmy Ahmadoofous.
26 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
OK Boomer: Tales from the Workplace
What U.S. business is older than Ford, Walgreens, or JC Penney? Answer: Thicksten’s Popcorn, established in 1900 and thriving today on the main street of Prophetstown, Illinois. Hear part one of the century old success story from current owner Joanie Stewart (Thicksten) in the latest episode of OK Boomer: Tales from the Workplace, punctuated with Jimmy Ahmadoofus's on the street interviews of happy patrons.
35 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Workplace tales: Coach Bret Bielema, U of Illinois
Most people have never "slopped" hogs, nor have they earned a Super Bowl ring. These are just a few of the experiences the new U of Illinois head football coach Bret Bielema shares in this podcast. Also, his older brother Bart reminisces on shared childhood ventures.
37 minutes | May 19, 2021
Tales From the Workplace: Chris Faczek, Visual Effects Artist part II
Boomer and Jimmy Ahmadoofus continue their conversation with Chris Faczek, whose visual effects resume includes Star Trek: Picard, Dark Crystal, Marvel's Runaways, and Westworld. Chris elaborates on some of his specific creations, a typical day in his Hollywood life, and how youngsters can enter the world of visual effects.
36 minutes | May 10, 2021
Tales From the Workplace: Chris Faczek
Four years after high school how does one end up in Hollywood, eventually becoming the visual effects leader on blockbusters like Star Trek: Picard and Space Jam 2? You can try the route Chris Faczek took, Wauconda High School 2004 graduate, that involved risk taking and a broken-down car in the desert. He takes Boomer and Jimmy Ahmadoofus behind the scenes of hit productions like Marvel’s Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Blacklist, and more.
31 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Tom Taylorson, Voiceover Artist Part II
From the footlights of Wauconda high school cafetorium to Chicago theatres to the ears of America: Tom Taylorson reflects on his arrival as a prominent member of the voice over industry, how he develops his craft, and what a typical work day looks like for him. Enjoy his thoughts on being "the man behind the curtain" for hundreds of audiobooks, national TV commercials for brands like Coca-Cola, and video games like Persona 5 Strikers, Mortal Kombat, and Mass Effect Andromeda.
35 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Tom Taylorson Voiceover Artist
A '95 graduate of Wauconda High School, Tom Taylorson (Tom Taylor) has blazed a trail across the voiceover industry by narrating commercials for Coca-Cola, video games such as Watch Dogs and Mass Effect Andromeda, hundreds of audiobooks in various genres including many from the Marvel universe. In part 1 of this interview, Tom talks about his craft along with the ups and downs of the voiceover industry.
31 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Matside Mayhem part II
Working with teenagers is rarely boring. Working with teenagers who also wrestle intensifies the shenanigan level. Listen to coaches Nance, Rennels, Costa, and Rohlwing reflect upon antics that involve dead squirrels, digital penetration, inadvertent nudity, and cow molestation. It all happened at Wauconda high school. No animals were hurt in the stories retold, nor anyone arrested (that we know of).
31 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Tales From the Workplace: Wrestling Coaches Share Matside Mayhem
In part 1 of Matside Mayhem, coaches Nance, Rennels, Costa, and Rohlwing swap stories about matside antics they witnessed over three decades of Wauconda Wrestling. Stories of prank phone calls, parental dope smoking, concussions, profanity laced barrage from opposing coach, and more are shared among these three veteran coaches.
33 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Tales of the Workplace: Chuck Swanson Trucking
"Well, he may have had to change his drawers before it was all over," said Chuck Swanson as he regaled Boomer with his stories of truck driving for over 60 years. Get on the road with Chuck, Boomer, and Jimmy Omadufous for this version of Tales from the Workplace.
33 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Uber driver Brad Harris
"Can I give you a lap dance?" Former Uber driver Brad Harris fielded this offer from an Uber client. An early side hustle for Brad, Uber driving brought him in contact with exotic dancers, lost British families, and inebriated clients of all sorts. Brad shares these stories and more with Boomer and his co-host Jimmy Omadufous.
55 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Kacy Kerkering-Hintz, medical assistant
Should I go to the ER during this damnpenic? Is there an alternative to the ER? How effective is the rapid test for COVID? These and other issues are addressed from the perspective of medical assistant Kacy Kerkering-Hintz, who deals with the coronavirus and other medical issues in northern Georgia.
37 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Tales from the Workplace: Communications Consultant
"If I'd had this class 10 years ago, I probably wouldn't be divorced." That's the type of high level feedback clients deliver to Dave as he travels all over this country, and internationally, presenting and teaching essential communication skills.
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