“Carolla-isms”: Tools For Success
The name Adam Carolla may invoke memories of he and Jimmy Kimmel telling fart jokes to each other with mugs of beer in hand while objectified women jumped on trampolines. Truthfully, it was this preconceived notion of mine stemming from Carolla’s earlier work that kept me away from him throughout my formative young adult years.
Believe me, I am not averse to a good old fashion fart joke in the right mood and context but there seemed to plenty of dudes and shows doing that brand of humor already. I had my fix for all the potty humor I needed and was not looking to double down on it.
My perception of Carolla quickly started to change when I was listening to The Dennis Miller Show, on talk radio, where Adam was a frequent guest. To my surprise, I found Carolla to be extremely witty and humorous. But more importantly, during the more serious moments of the interview, I found him capable of bestowing wisdom to the listeners. Carolla also possessed a clarity of thought on serious and heady topics and was able to express himself accordingly. Read More
The Adam Carolla Show
The Adam Carolla Show is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most downloaded podcast. Coming from the terrestrial radio world and syndicated shows like Loveline, Carolla brings a professional, well-produced show to his fans each and every day of the week.
In fact, with his construction background and blue-collar roots, or “no collar” as he would jokingly say, Carolla, personally built and designed his very own state of the art podcasting studio. It is that humbled “no collar” upbringing which lends a grounded perspective to his observations and humor. Read More
The Adam Carolla Show
My Introduction To Podcasts
I got my first Android phone in the summer of 2008 but did not make immediate use of all the newfound technology that was now within my hands reach. During my work days, I would leave my sterile office environment promptly at 1:00 pm like clockwork but still opted to grab my sporty AM/FM radio with the armband for joggers and tried to get in as many steps as the 45-minute break would allow.
I would listen to any non-commercial content that my AM tuner could pick up like NPR, sports talk, political discussions, and yes, even some weird guy broadcasting from the public radio tower a few miles away.
The walking and the thirst for something entertaining to listen to both served as reprieves from the mundane nature of the 9-5 grind. That was until I lost my job due to the looming financial meltdown… Read More