Anyone who has worked in an office environment will be able to relate to today’s featured podcast. If you know someone at work who might be a brown-noser, butt-kisser, backstabber, cut-throater or basically any type of co-worker who has a penchant for being one of the annoying characters in the office then you might want to listen closely to what Brandon Moser has to say in his program called The Office Politics Ninja.
Come to think of it, you don’t even really have to be working in an office setup to be able to relate with the topics that the show tackles, because you can find the aforementioned personalities in any type of work environment. Anyway, Moser is a renowned speaker, author, consultant and radio host who’ll be sharing with you some very helpful tips on how to deal with the types of people that can make your life at work more toxic than it already is.
In its debut episode, Moser will talk about how you can make one of the more commonly used office tools to thwart aggressive email attacks, dodge political positioning. Find out the secrets and the best-kept email tricks of office bad guys and learn how to use it against them.
Download and listen to it over at iTunes. Feel free to check out its official website too.
Pain and Gain is the latest film by acclaimed director Michael Bay which stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. This is Bay’s version of a low-budget style indie film despite showing off big muscles and ammo on view. The action-comedy tale is based on the true story of a group of personal trainers in Miami back in the 90′s.
The story was inspired by real-life troubles they experienced, kidnapping, extortion and murder after chasing an American dream that went terribly wrong. The film features a lot of violence that include shooting, chasing, fighting, and torture, as well as gratuitous sex and sexism, and drug use.
So this film is not your typical wholesome action-comedy flick, so parents should be wary of allowing their children to see this.
If you think that you’re already too old for ghost stories then you might want to hold that thought until after you’ve listened to Lex Wahl’s podcast called Anything Ghost Show, which is an audio show where people get to share their own personal experiences of the paranormal.
The combination of Lex’s voice and the eerie background music complement each other so perfectly! I don’t want to exaggerate but his presentation is just top-notch. It’s the way he delivers the story, the cadence of his reading, the sound effects — all of the factors involved blend together very well like an orchestra; each piece falls exactly into place. To sum it all up, the end result is one very effective storytelling session. Some listeners even admit getting spooked as they listen to his show even with the lights on or in broad daylight!
So anyway, you still feeling confident that you won’t get the jitters by listening to this podcast? All right, how about we turn things up a notch and dare you to listen to it at night, using headphones, and with the lights out? How about it?
Do not underestimate your own imagination – all it takes is a little audio or visual cue to trigger your fear and the next thing you know is that you’ll keep looking over your shoulder.
When Iron Man 2 came out, everybody walked out of the theater happy after watching. Okay, most of them. Now though it’s true that it didn’t please everybody, the ones who criticized it brought up some pretty good points. Well, in this third installment, those who haven’t seen it yet can be rest assured that writer/director Shane Black has done well to avoid making the same mistakes.
Iron Man 3 feels much more of a comic book than its two predecessors as there are lots of comic book references made throughout the whole film, which will likely make a lot of readers of the title out there very happy and satisfied. Another thing that’s great about it is that this one doesn’t lead you on into thinking that there’s going to be another potential follow-up. It’s as if it’s almost safe to say that it is pretty much a standalone production, which I think is a good thing. But don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I there won’t be another one nor that I wish there wouldn’t.
Just like the previous ones, there’s a perfect balance between the comedic elements and the serious tone of the film, although I’m pretty sure that there’ll be people out there who’d beg to differ and say that the humorous scenes were too frequent.
To sum it up, we hardly get to find movie sequels that manage to outdo the first, which makes Iron Man 3 quite a bit of a rare gem. So I strongly suggest you go out and see it as soon as you can. You won’t regret it. Again, personally, I don’t think that seeing this in 3D is worth the price so I suggest you go with the regular format instead.
Are you running out of bedtime stories to tell your kids at night? Don’t fret. D Michael Rue’s podcast has got your back! Titled Biddy Bedtime Stories, this audio show features a character named Biddy, a duck who always has a little story he likes to share every night to kids. But before you start thinking that this’ll replace your typical fairytales, I’m gonna have to tell you that Biddy’s stories aren’t like those found in the usual children’s story books.
Biddy, together with his friends Douglas the lumberjack, Bruin the bear, and a few others talk about little everyday things (ex. school, pineapples, slippers, etc.) and events in their life (ex. birthdays, 4 seasons, camping, etc.) in each episode. The stories are fun to listen to because they are rich in jokes and songs.
But again, there’s a chance that Biddy’s stories might not be your child’s cup of tea (or milk), so give it a few test runs first. Another thing that might push you away from this is its length: it only runs to 10 minutes tops – no more – and even doesn’t happen quite often. In other words, you may have to run two to three episodes a night to get your child to sleep.
This podcast that I’m about to tell you about right now actually reminded me of the couple of podcasts that I previously featured (The Moth, Funny Cuz), in that it’s random, it’s recorded on a stage in front of a live audience, and it too involves random people who are totally strangers to each other. It’s called Ask Roulette, and the difference between this one from the other two is that this time around, people ask questions rather than telling a story.
The show goes like this: on the stage are two chairs, separated by a divider. People from the audience are then randomly called in one at a time to sit on the chairs. The first person then gets to ask the next person any question he/she wants, and that alone already opens up lots of possibilities ranging from serious to very silly. Whichever it is, rest assured that it’s going to be very interesting.
Once the question is answered, the first person then steps down and then another person is called. This time, the one who answered the question earlier gets to ask the next person a question of their own, and then the process just repeats itself. If you’re called, you don’t get to see the person who you’re posing your question to, and it is this anonymity that’s the heart of the experience.
If you like this kind of random form of entertainment that involves real people – and by that I mean people you normally see on the streets who aren’t entertainers by profession – then you’ll enjoy listening to this podcast.
You can find more information about this podcast on its official site. Also feel free to check out their page over at iTunes.
If you’re looking for a podcast that has something to do with zen and meditation then sorry to say but you are mistaken with this one. Although you may find enlightenment as you listen to Lee Camp’s Moment of Clarity, a peaceful outlook is not something that you’re likely to get unless you find peace in listening to blunt and painful, albeit honest, opinions.
This is the show that will either leave you happier or angrier, or both as Camp shares what he thinks is wrong with this world. His is a brand of comedy that’s reminiscent of George Carlin’s, making you laugh with harsh facts. His forte is more on political comedy, and some may find his material is a little on the left side.
Most of the time his episodes run for only about 5 minutes or less and sometimes it can go to about half an hour to a full hour. Rest assured each episode, which you can find in the link above or in iTunes, is worth listening to.
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase is a podcast where real-life flight attendant Betty shares her stories and experiences that give us a glimpse of what it’s like to be in her line of work. She also gets other people in her industry to share their own personal funny and insightful stories.
Listening to her podcast is almost like having a good friend telling you how things went at the workplace, over a cup of coffee.
Betty in The Sky with a Suitcase
Betty tells her stories in such an interesting way that draws you in. She delivers them with such a positive attitude and enthusiasm that you could tell that she really loves her work. It’s also good that she records the voices of her guest interviewees as they share their own stories and then plays them back on her show afterwards rather than retell the stories herself, so you get treated to fresh firsthand accounts of their experiences.
If you’ve ever wondered what sort of stories pilots and flight attendants have to tell then chances are that you’re gonna enjoy listening to this podcast.
The Gangnam Style phenom Psy is back and his latest video includes a new dance step that’s different from his previous hit.
His new single Gentleman has its music video released and posted last April 13 on Youtube. In just a matter of days, the video’s hits skyrocketed and currently has over 67 million views and counting. It seems that the Korean pop star is on a roll once more and the song is another danceable tune which features these moves that would definitely go viral.
The video received a lot of hype back in his homeland and the video also features Ga In of KPop girlband Brown Eyed Girls and members of Infinity Challenge.
If you have seen this video, you may have thought that the dance moves are new, but for the people in Korea and Kpop fans around the globe, they may find similarities with the Brown Eyed Girls’ steps in the video Abracadabra. It seems that he borrowed the steps and incorporated it in his song.
Check out both videos and see for yourself. Do you think Gentleman will reach the same record as Gangnam Style did?
A new viral video is once again making its way across the internet, but this time, this one’s got an important message to say to its viewers. The message is about bullying, and what sets this apart from other anti-bullying campaign videos is how the subject is being delivered.
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The video contains a beautiful animation that explores what life is like being bullied whilst coping with depression and abuse. It is a compilation of work done by different animators and artists who brought each of their own unique styles in 20-second segments that threads into Shane Koyczan’s voice as he reads the lines to his poem entitled To This Day.
The video is said to be a part of Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying awareness day in Vancouver that takes place on February 27.
The poem also resulted to the creation of the To This Day Project, a project which seeks “to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.”
The video, which was uploaded in YouTube, already managed to garner more than 1 million views in just 2 days and no doubt that the count will keep on climbing because of how it affects a whole lot of people.
This video is just way too good not to be shared, so pass it around and enjoy.