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A Night In The ASYLUM
54 minutes | 21 hours ago
2021-05-04 - ASYLUM - Recent Travel Experiences, Joe's New Job, and Mediums
Darren and Jen return from their recent travel - including their first plane rides since the pandemic began. Darren was in California and Jen & Manuel in Mexico. Both were surprised at the lack of seriousness taken by the airlines. Is this the beginning of the end of the pandemic? After a year of not having to go to work, Joe shares that he finally has a new job - a great position with a great company. Darren finally tells the creepy story of how Joe reminded Darren of his deceased best friend Michael. Darren described the visit he and Michael's partner Brad took to a reputable medium and how spot-on medium Shelly Peck was!
60 minutes | 14 days ago
2021-04-20 - Asylum - Guilty Pleasures - aliens and bigfoot - life after death
What started out to be a conversation about each of our Guilty Pleasures, turned out to be pleasures that we didn't feel so guilty about. Darren's favorite pass-times: American Idol and The Voice. Jen and Joe's: aliens and sappy movies that make men cry. But Joe isn't interested in watching Darren's recommendation (Brokeback Mountain). Jen really enjoyed the Netflix Thunder Force while Darren post-show, thought it was the worst movie ever. All three of us are interested in life after death and space travel. Energize!
58 minutes | 14 days ago
2021-04-06 - ASYLUM - Ayahuasca Retreats - Part 2!
On our last episode, Asylum.Radio welcomed two guests who recently visited different Ayahuasca retreats. One Andrew went to rythmia.com in Costa Rica, and another Jenni went to a Shaman in the Amazon in Peru. But we had so many questions, we asked Jenni to come back, to go into more detail about her Amazon Ayahuasca experience.
60 minutes | a month ago
2021-03-30 - ASYLUM - Ayahuasca Retreats - relief of depression and addition?
Asylum.Radio welcomed two guests who recently visited different Ayahuasca retreats. One Andrew went to rythmia.com in Costa Rica, and another Jenni went to a Shaman in the Amazon in Peru. Popularity of Ayahuasca Retreats is on the rise. Most reviews are positive and many say they have life changing experiences while participating in nightly rituals using this hallucinogenic tea. From improvements of depression, anxiety and addiction - to simply becoming enlightened and discovering your inner peace and purpose. Listen in to hear their experiences.
60 minutes | a month ago
2021-03-23 - ASYLUM - Relationship Changes During COVID & Pet Peeves
Joe leads the banter regarding how COVID affected relationships. Which brought us to: murdering your husband without a trace (what!?) - Fast forward to the next topic: Pet Peeves! Peeves that make relationships better and some that are just plain silly or annoying! And the ultimate question - what would be the best parts of dating yourself? Ewe! Then we skip to strange personal habits including the finer details of Joe getting his pedicures, Jen's mini pinky, Darren's big pinky, and Kelly's mini hands. Oh my! NEXT WEEK Asylum has two guests talking about their experience at Ayahuasca Retreats in the Amazon and Costa Rica!
59 minutes | 2 months ago
2021-03-16 - Asylum - Learn about investment strategies with a Certified Financial Planner
Joe welcomed his friend Brian Hartmann into The ASYLUM. Brian's a Certified Financial Planner and partner at granitebridgewealth.com. He spoke about how he helps his clients do an in-depth view of their finances, to deliver direction and holistic planning to meet short and long-term financial goals. Brian shared his advice on some of the common considerations that everyone should make, to grow their nest egg. If you're considering making a new investment strategy, this may be a good starting point for you to listen in.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
2021-03-09 - Asylum - Traveling in 2021 toward the hopeful end of COVID
Darren, Jen and Joe invited Noam Meppen into the ASYLUM! Noam's the Franchise Owner of Expedia Cruises in Scottsdale, AZ. Noam spoke to us about how he and his team of 20 Vacation Consultants, can help anyone plan both cruises and all inclusive leisure resorts - not just Arizona residents! Noam just returned from Cancun, after checking out several new resorts, and shared his thoughts on them. He also spoke about changes in the travel industry this year, how those in the travel industry are working to keep us safe, and what you can expect in any future trips this summer into fall and winter!
57 minutes | 2 months ago
2021-03-02 - Asylum - Brands that have changed - for political correctness
The conversation started out with this topic, with Mrs Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, Dr Seuss and more. But as we discovered the brand issue strongly relates to the political climate of our times (Black Lives Matter, discrimination against minorities and women, etc) - we took a tangent first to gender bias and transgender issues, and then to politics and white men having an unfair advantage over women and minorities. Oy Vey!
60 minutes | 2 months ago
2021-02-23 - Asylum - Blocking Facebook Friends, Who Why When and did you make up?
Darren, Jen & Joe share their stories about blocking Facebook friends. Joe Jordan blocked his own Asylum co-founder Darren - yet Joe said he doesn't remember why. Darren thinks it was due to his political views on Trump. Darren discovered the block when trying to find pics of Joe on his Facebook page, for promotional reasons. How could this happen? WHY? Tune in. See if your experiences are similar to ours. Oh the drama! Hear this and other stories, including religion and abortion views - and a new segment - Dad's Jokes.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
2021-02-16 - Asylum - Two Year Anniversary - Show Memories and Advice from a Pro - our guest Romaine Patterson
Darren invites Romaine Patterson into the ASYLUM, and Joe Jordan returns again. And of course Jen is with us. Romaine shares her DNR show headaches (Mark from MN) and how they have helped people (Mark from MN) and one of her most embarrassing DNR moments (Glory Holes). Darren shares his most embarrassing DNR moment (forgetting Romaine's parents were gone). The trio ask Romaine for her advice to succeed, and Hooker Hotline history, as the ASYLUM listens to their first Hotline call from Wayward Tom (as Romaine tells the story of how he got his nickname). And the group answer a theoretical question about whether they would attend a Spring party in NJ post-vaccine and what the rules of attendance could be. Tune in to a great show! Or watch us at https://bit.ly/asylumlive.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
2021.02.02 - Home Fitness Solutions during a Pandemic - versus risking the gym
ASYLUM welcomes back Joe Jordan back for a second run - and Jen leads the discussion, summarizing her in-person gym and exercise history and research into home fitness solutions including The Mirror, Tonal and Tempo. She decided on Tempo at $2200 plus $39 per month. Joe tells us about his desire to work out at gyms, and his thoughts on his condo clubhouse gym versus Planet Fitness, and his best results have been using weights. Darren mentions his experience with a personal trainer at a gym for several months, and also the group exercise program Max Challenge.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
2021.01.26 - Cutting the Cord - Streaming Video Services
ASYLUM welcomes a new host, Joe Jordan, who shares his experiences Cutting His Own Cord (is that a thing?). He tried Sling, Hulu, and researched others. Darren has also researched YouTube TV. But the general consensus is for the Asylum gang, maybe it's too soon to cut, due to imperfections with streaming. Tune in to hear more! Oh, and look for our YouTube Livestream next week at https://bit.ly/asylumlive - please subscribe to our channel!
58 minutes | 4 months ago
2021.01.05 - Audio System Advice, Cruise advice and Congressional Traitors, Oh My!
Sitting in for Jen is our guest host and fellow DNR listener Michael Pyle. Darren talks about his latest Sonos audio system connected to his new LG 65" OLED TV, and Michael compares SIZES including his 65", connected to his Yamaha receiver. Michael also explains the difference between 5.1 and 7.1 sound systems, and what exactly Dolby "Atmos" means. Next up, brief advice on how to find COVID Vaccine locations, congressional traitors and Trump's latest "Perfect Phone Call" with Brad Raffensperger. Last but not least, Michael advises why you might consider a Spa Cabin on your next Cruise. If we ever get back on board!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
2020.12.29 - SONOS audio and a COVID Christmas!
Continuing on from last weeks conversation about OLED vs QLED TV's, Darren and Jen summarize SONOS audio products and why they are awesome, and how you can integrate them with Alexa for voice commands. Darren takes a tangent and asks Jen about her childhood in Iran and versus the USA and discrimination she faced. Then circling back to the topic, Jen talks about her quiet Christmas plans, inviting a friend who was going to be alone for the holidays. And Darren takes an opposite approach - he is renting an AMC theatre for 20 of his family members, to see WonderWoman 84! They will stay socially distant in the theatre instead of having 35 people in one house at a Christmas party.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
2021.01.12 - Flight Sim, Video Games and Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality with guest Kevin Vandenberg
Darren and Jen welcome back guest Kevin Vandenberg who tells us all about his new Virtual Reality gaming setup including the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR, which he paired with the latest Oculus Quest 2 All-In-One VR Headset. Kevin describes in detail his path to high tech gaming including playing one of the most popular VR games, Beat Saber. Beam Me Up Scotty (BTW he never said that)!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
2020.12.22 - OLED vs QLED TV's and Gaming
LG OLED CX vs Samsung QLED models and which is best in different lighting, what to look for in a new high-end TV if you want to play PlayStation, XBox Series X or the latest PC video games. Features to seek include support for 4K, HDR with G-Sync @ 120Hz and HDMI 2.1 supporting 48Gbps. And AirPlay is a notable plus. Jen talks about her hairless cats learning to work doorknobs to get into her ergonomic home office/recording studio. Darren tells the story of a tour he gave of his house, forgetting that the sling was hanging in the basement. And Darren takes his fourth COVID test. Ugh. Jen also stands up for her health as it pertains to her clients and employer asking her to be on-site.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
2020.12.15 - Trump's last ditch election overturn effort predicted Jan 6th
Darren and Jen celebrate Biden's electorial win - while also discussing Trumps continuous attempts at overriding the will of the people, to become the USA's first Dictator. We predict his final attempt will be Jan 6th when congress convenes to ratify the results. Trump will have some of his Republican buddies object to at least the swing states and hope that he can have some Democrats in the house, vote to reject the state electorial votes and thus hand the election to Trump. NOT going to happen! In other news, Darren mention's that he's on the Pfizer COVID Vaccine placebo. And Jen has a new exercise device on order.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
2020.12.01 - Medical and hospital visits during a Pandemic
Oh what sad tale Darren weaves - from his mother-in-law getting knee replacement surgery in one hospital and his father-in-law the same day in a different hospital for being winded, and then Darren being in the hospital for chest pains. My what a Thanksgiving Week he's had. Darren made notes of what he observed during his overnight hospital stay during a pandemic. From gas to shots in the stomach and double masks, to murders by a nurse, he saw and heard it all. Meanwhile, Jen shares her medical pandemic experiences at the dentist, and while getting electrolysis for hair removal. Thank God Jen still has her youth :)
60 minutes | 6 months ago
2020.11.10 - Visit with the DNR Tech Guys
Jen and Darren speak to the DNR tech men Arafat and Kevin. Arafat tells us about his experience creating the DNR App and what you can expect, in addition to what's up in his life. Kevin also shares what he's up to with the phone system and show specific numbers. Darren also shares his experience as a guinea pig thus far for Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, being part of the second 14,000 Phase 3 group.
56 minutes | 6 months ago
2020.11.17 - Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participants talk about their experiences
A few days ago, Darren shared on his Facebook Post, that he's in Pfizer's Phase 3 Covid-19 Vaccine Trial. And on this episode, he shares his experience while Jen ponders if this will lead to Darren growing horns, black wings, or just kicking the bucket early. Also joining The Asylum is guest Sahel Chen who is on the Moderna Vaccine Trial Fear not, peoples, both Darren and Sahel are alive and well! FYI our new live call-in and message number: 855-366-9653!
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