The End For Me Has Arrived
I am a lifelong diehard Howard Stern fanatic and I am no longer compelled to tune into his show. Howard has earned my eternal gratitude for a 20+ year run of unparalleled entertainment, but that run has definitively ended for me.
Some changes in my consumption of entertainment coupled with some disappointing moments in the evolution of Howard's show have both lent to my current disinterest.
I am formally declaring the end of my listenership while also extending a heartfelt thanks to Howard and his staff. They colored my mornings in a manner that can never be replicated by any other personality or entertainment crew again. Read More
A Thirst For Inspiration
There is a reason that self-help and personal development are an 11 billion dollar per year industry. Life has a way of throwing an unending parade of stressors and difficulties in our path. Couple those challenges with that feeling in our gut that there is something out there in the world that is better for us and you can see why many are seeking to grow and find more fulfillment out of life.
There are countless personas within the world of creating empowering content who have authored books, made audio recordings, and delivered soaring motivational speeches in halls across the world.
The access to this life-enriching content is mostly available right at our fingertips to stream on demand for free. Whether you are looking to shed an old destructive habit, start a new business, or undertake a new mindfulness practice, there is sure to be a message that can speak directly to you.
What do you do if you are just a kid, though, looking to escape the trappings and pitfalls of a neglectful and abusive home? What if people like Tony Robbins, a legendary figure to most, seem like oversized personalities from a world you do not recognize speaking in a language you do not speak. Read More
We Buy “The Why”
“And the Golden Globe for the best podcast adapted show goes to…” could be a phrase we will all be hearing in the near future. In fact, I believe I may have heard an early rendition of it on the most recent awards broadcast.
I marvel at the juxtaposition of billionaire Steve Jobs and his mammoth, international corporation Apple having invented the iPod which ultimately gave power to the lowly individual to change the world.
With a single device, one can record an “iPodcast” and their lone voice could be heard around the globe at any time. It is this rugged individualistic counter-culture ability that gave Apple its appeal to its consumers. However, I find it ironic that the Apple Corporation, being a huge international conglomerate, has empowered the individual to change the world. Read More
I feel like I have said this about years past, however, it rings true once again, 2018 was another brilliant year for The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.
Joe’s channel on YouTube has now exceeded 4 million subscribers. He smoked cannabis on-air with Elon Musk, revived Sober October, attempted to crack the code of life with countless brilliant guests, and created all sorts of other highly entertaining greatness on his show.
While Joe is a comedian at heart, it is when he attempts to deconstruct life or attacks current social issues with an open mind and open forum that have always most attracted me to his show.
There have been many moments on the JRE podcast that have sparked some considerable changes in my own life. My dietary strategies, my pursuit of fulfillment in life, and the way I tend to personal relationships, have all been shaped by Joe and his guests.
Now, let us take a look back at 2018 which was a banner year for Joe and his diverse and intriguing array of guests. Read More
The Adam Carolla Show is the world’s 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, Carolla personally designed and built his very own state of the art podcasting studio.
Adam Carolla is a seasoned radio personality who brings a unique and informed perspective on all sorts of matters to his show. Whether it be relationships, nutrition, politics, music, or any other universal topic, Carolla is free to roam and tackle all subjects. Read More
Pop Culture Icon
I can not think of any other artist who has made the kind of pervasive and persistent impression on Pop Culture as comic book genius Stan Lee has.
The characters he created are enmeshed in the fabrics of our lives through varying media and an endless stream of branded product. From blockbuster commercial movie success to the Spider-Man pajamas my son adorns at bedtime, his mark has been left indelibly on our society and we are the better for it.
With this kind of generational, lightning in a bottle success comes a massive empire of riches and assets. Stan Lee had amassed the kind of wealth that most common working folk cannot even begin to wrap their heads around.
Having that kind of lucrative empire attached to the iconic nature of Stan’s illustrious career tends to bring people out of the woodwork day and night angling to secure some sort of benefit from Stan’s vast comic kingdom. Read More
Podcasts To Listen To
Podcasts have exploded over recent years. There are endless shows available now that can satisfy anyone’s interest from the broadest of ranging topics to the most narrow of niches.
Thanks to podcasts we as a society are:
Being captivated by investigative tales and true crime sagas
Learning of history in a compelling and unsanitized format
Adopting dietary changes and undertaking mindfulness practices
Enjoying gut-wrenching laughs from uncensored comedy
Simply finding more joy in life
The amount of content being produced and published these days is staggering. It is a brilliant new day for the sharing of stories, artistic expressions, and information all the while keeping us thoroughly entertained.
The only resulting problem for the public with this new wealth of podcast shows is how to wade through it all and get to the truly juicy shows.
Here at Still Feel 21, we are up to our ears in podcasts. We are obsessed with consuming, reviewing, ranking, dissecting, and recommending podcast series. We are here to help with a continual flow of podcast suggestions. Read More
The Ex-Man Podcast
Riding The Wave
I have always been fascinated by underground music. I have distinct memories of being around 6 years old when MTV first debuted back in 1981. Back then, they featured lots of British bands in their rotation. Videos from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Madness had me riveted to the TV and my brain permanently wired to seek out alternative pathways for exploring new music.
In the early 2000’s there was another era of underground music that I had the fortune of becoming engrossed in as well. This movement was the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and it made significant noise in the industry through a variety of bands fusing various influences like thrash and hardcore punk.
Bands within this scene reached commercial heights that will most likely never be met again by such a large number of artists at the same time under the realm of aggressive rock ‘n roll. Metalcore, as the scene and style of music, got tagged, exploded.
Bands like Lamb of God and Shadows Fall toured worldwide and had coveted slots on the iconic national touring property Ozzfest. MTV revived Headbangers Ball to get in on the resurgence of metal and many bands from this time sold well into the hundreds of thousands of album sales.
God Forbid from New Jersey was one of those bands that were firmly entrenched with street credibility, commercial sales, major tours, and the chops on stage to hang with the scenes preeminent acts. Doc Coyle was a co-founder and guitarist from God Forbid and was globally recognized as one of the truly good dudes from that era. Read More