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The Many Meanderings Of The First Gen X Man
28 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
The Middle Ages
My favorite excruciating tales of middle age. Hear about that time I dyed my beard, that other time I got a hair transplant, and that other time I got what I will call "The Big Snip". It's a lot of fun that the kids these days would call cringey.
34 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
The Brotherhood of Fatherhood
This one's for the Dads. Hear about fishless fishing expeditions and whale-less whale watches, and mountains that we cannot climb due to sinus pressure. Plus Dad School and the horror of my Dad's Birds and the Bees talk.
30 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
This episode we're putting on our Sunday best, stories that is. Hear about the "embarassing bell incident" and random surprise funerals when I was an altar boy, the pageantry of midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, and a rare recording of the "Blessing of the Corned Beef and Cabbage" from a St. Bridget's Church St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance circa 1975.
6 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
S2E2 Bonus Track "Virtual Agency Tour"
Here's a bonus track that didn't quite make it onto S2E2 Work, Work, Work. Recently I took some prospective clients on a tour of the home office space of my virtual ad agency. It didn't go quite as well as I'd hoped. Several of my kids, I mean younger staff are somewhat to blame.
33 minutes | May 24, 2021
Work, Work, Work.
Stories about work, and home, and working from home. A rare recording from 1978 of a phone call to my mom at work, from her loving and somewhat belligerent children. The strange but true story of that time I really, really annoyed heavyweight champion George Foreman. Plus those pesky work distractions at home and the odd coincidence of my Dad and I both losing our jobs at about the same age.
28 minutes | May 7, 2021
This week, I'm telling stories all about our friendly four legged friends. Hear about how my Dad secretly ordered a puppy from a magazine ad in the early 1940's, the video that proved to us exactly how tolerant our dog Tilda is and the cautionary tale about our German shepherd Madeline. Plus from the advertising files, hear about a disastrous Memorial Day TV spot I did, and some thoughts on Memorial Day 2021.
31 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Thank God For Thanksgiving
This episode hear the inappropriate but funny story my Dad once told at Thanksgiving Dinner, plus the joys of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and an incomplete list of things I'm thankful for, including this year finally ending.
28 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Falling Leaves and Rising Blood Pressure.
It's October 2020. Leaves are falling and stress is rising. Learn all about what's really scary this Fall, including spinning the Wheel of Stress, why horror movie monsters aren't returning this year, and the time my Mom made me wear a sweater over my costume. Oh, and then there was the time my wife had twins on Halloween night.
26 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Screaming All About Ice Cream
Continuing our stories about summer, here's an episode entirely devoted to ice cream. From Erikson's Ice Cream in my hometown, to my job as a Soda Jerk at Brighams, and finally, I find myself discussing what it's like to eat ice cream on an air craft carrier during night flight operations. Pull up a bowl and a spoon and enjoy!
29 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Musing About Amusement Parks
This week we talk all about amusement parks from the Maynard Town Carnival, to the DEC picnic at Canobie Lake Park, to Disney World in 1974 and the 2000's.
1 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Trailer for Episode 5, Packing the minivan.
A clip about what it was like to pack a minivan for a trip when we had four boys under five years old. It wasn't easy!
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Road Trip! Summer Family Trip Stories.
In this episode hear stories of adventure, of family bonding, of untimely pee breaks while on the road with the Boudreau family circa 1975 and circa 2020.
26 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Being Sixteen in 1981 and 2020.
In this episode we learn all about my epic sixteenth year. The high school dances, the high school musicals, the driver's license debacle and, of course, the legendary Marc's basement. And how different it was for me at sixteen than for my 16 year old son now.
29 minutes | May 30, 2020
Getting Fired By A NJ Mobster and other stories.
In this episode we learn all about my profound lack of handiness during the Covid pandemic and my suburban Massachusetts childhood. Plus we hear about the unusual circumstances under which I met tech giant Ken Olson, founder of my home town's Digital Equipment Corporation, when I was 16 years old.And finally, the entertaining and cautionary tale of the first time I got fired. Spoiler alert, it was at the hands of a New Jersey mobster.
33 minutes | May 22, 2020
The Summer I Did Not Become A Movie Star, and other stories.
In this episode we learn about "Going Outside" then and now. Then we hear a Zoom meeting gone horribly wrong, And finally we learn all about the summer that the First Gen X Man did not become a Movie Star.
27 minutes | May 11, 2020
Blizzard of '78, Trump Pizza Hut Ad and Other Disasters.
In this premier episode I meander about disasters I have known, including the great Blizzard of '78, which led to me skiing downtown with my Dad to get supplies. Then I tell you all about my Pizza Hut commercial that I shot with a certain very recent ex US president. And finally I give you an ode to summer in the suburbs in the 70's from swinging cocktail pool parties, to night swimming with my family in our beloved above ground pool.
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