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Ep57:Technology needs a chill pill

2013-06-27 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 46s

I could give you a descriptive summery of what ep57 is about but why would I do that? Instead, I can just say, I had fun in this episode.  Music changes everything, and with the right song it can really …

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Ep56: Negative Nation

2013-06-21 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 57s

We are becoming a negative nation. With Facebook, YouTube, blogs and even podcasts, we have actually become more disconnected from our real lives. We want instant gratification and acceptance and have no accountability for our actions because what is the …

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Ep55: Self-checkout

2013-06-10 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 46s

Everybody sometimes should take a little personal inventory, a self-checkout so to speak. We all make mistakes right? Yes we do. I made one last week. Life is full of drama, and not the petty middle school drama built from …

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Ep54: The Confessional Sessions with guest Marconi

2013-06-03 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 51s

Like I promised, In an earlier episodes I explained that I would be starting a new series on From The Nook and tonight is its debut. Tonight I rekindle an old love affair with a local Portland radio personality and …

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Ep53: What it is Like

2013-05-29 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 49s

In episode 53 I explore the challenges of what it is like to just be alive. Is it a blessing, or is it simply good enough to get to the finish line in one piece? Whether it is a single …

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Ep52: Politics as unusual

2013-05-20 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 44s

There are all types of people who influence us in one way or another.  It is sort of my job to observe them and try to understand them.  In most cases, they are harmless, and in other cases, it doesn’t …

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Ep51: Area 51

2013-05-15 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 1s

Area 51 is a mysterious warehouse of memories I decided to forcefully take you, my avid listeners to.  A place you didn’t ask to be taken, but do I care? No, instead, I ignore all social cues and take you …

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Ep50: Am I a hack?

2013-04-26 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 54s

Ep50 was supposed to be an epic milestone of my podcast; I was even going to have it be a best of the last 50.  However, something came up over the last few weeks that needed to be addressed; something …

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Ep49: Home Alone At Last!

2013-04-18 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 48s

What I have come to realize is being a full time father takes patience, and every minute of spare time away from living a life of fun. Even sex needs to be kept on the down low now.  However, for …

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Ep48: From Footlights to Fatherhood

2013-04-04 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 48s

After finally finishing the live recording and DVD shoot at Star Theater, after hell week promoting the night with Chris Smith and after a year and a half preparing for this one special night, it is over.  Truth Hurts is …

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Ep47: A very special episode

2013-03-20 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 44s

Success only comes to those who work hard to reach it, but even then you need help. I would not have been able to accomplish my kickstarter goal without so many people helping me by pledging.  Although this episode has …

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Ep46: On the other side of something-Part 2

2013-03-17 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 50s

Every adventure one takes, every journey one travels on always begins with a challenge, or at least it should. The challenge is taking yourself out of your comfort zone and facing your fears. As much as I thought I could …

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Ep45: See you on the other side of something

2013-02-26 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 50s

I did one last episode just before I took my first trip off the North American island we all call America. Preparing for any trip is a stressful time for anyone.  Until you are actually on the road or heading …

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Ep44: Little Lonnie Appleseed

2013-02-20 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 42s

In last week’s episode I discussed how socially retarded most people can be. I took it upon myself to really break down the worst examples of society.  Let’s face it though; it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t put the …

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Ep:43 Social studies

2013-02-12 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 37s

On March 27th at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon, I will be recording my new DVD “Truth Hurts” but that isn’t what this episode is about. It’s also not about my new Kickstarter project I’d like you all …

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ep42: B.I.R.D. is the word

2013-01-30 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 43s

People get sick and then they deal with it, or at least normal people do. Take last week for instance. I might have been pushing myself a little too hard and my body said, “You know what dude, you are …

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ep41: My personal drudgery

2013-01-16 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 44s

The thing about one’s life is while on our journey we will most certainly take turns for the best and the worst.  We will have our highs and our lows. The thing about having your own podcast, or at least …

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Ep40: Crawling without dignity

2013-01-09 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 44s

After an amazing three week Holiday vacation, I was frothing at the mouth to get back to my podcast.  While on my vacation I had plenty of adventures to last at least a dozen new episodes. It started with dangerous …

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Ep39: The Dunce factor

2012-12-20 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 45s

To get the full impact of this episode, you’ll need to watch this video first:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=emCfrLn2AmI

Let’s face it; if there is one thing the world doesn’t need, it is people who are deviants to our society. Our culture is …

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Ep38: Sticking to it ever since

2012-12-13 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 37s

The process of Self-discovery is always so uniquely different with each person.  When given the opportunity to take to the Nook, my special guest and up-and-coming local Portland, OR comedian Xander Deveaux, didn’t waste any time.  His segment literally starts …

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Ep37: I don’t trust little lips

2012-12-05 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 33s

I don’t think people ever think about this but not everyone in our own personal circle of life can be trusted.  There are many types of untrustworthy people.  There are out right liars, people who thrive on drama, people who …

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Ep36: The end of the world as we know it

2012-11-27 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 37s

When posed with a countdown to the end of the world in just 24 days one starts to contemplate what one would do if they only had less than a month to live. I can tell you right now there …

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Ep35: Part 2- 40 years of bliss (an interview with mom)

2012-11-19 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 40s

I wrap up part 2 of a two of a part series this week and it will go down as one of my favorite podcast episodes ever.  As I turn 41 on Tuesday, the last few weeks have been all …

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Ep34: 50 years of bliss (Part 1)

2012-11-15 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 43s

There is one thing I have realized in my lifetime, finding the right person to love forEVER is a difficult task. We are forced to live the long stretch of our life with our siblings and family but you do …

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Ep33: Life is a b#%ch and then you die

2012-11-04 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 38s

I think the hardest part about being human is having the knowledge that at some point we will all die. This kind of information is a horrible burden; there is no way around death and as much as we all …

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Ep32: Inside the Comedy Lab

2012-10-31 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 56s

If you ever wanted to know the reality of our art form through the eyes of the comedian, here is your chance.  From being labeled a type of comedian and your content being rated to breaking down the science of …

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Ep31: It isn’t easy being dad

2012-10-23 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 54s


The first thing I want to do is give a huge thank you to all of you listeners out there who have supported this podcast. Oct has had the biggest boost in listenership ever.  We are approaching 800 and still …

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Ep30: That’s how I do Comedy

2012-10-13 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 44s

Just before she heads out on a grueling 50 state tour in 50 days, a dear longtime friend and colleague, Kristine Levine sits down in the confessional booth that is the nook and talks about her frustrations, passions, and her …

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Ep29: Souled Out?

2012-10-07 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 54s

If you have been an avid fan of what I do in my podcast, you know that not every episode I do is packed full of non-stop comedy.  Sometimes it is about me evaluating my purpose on and off the …

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Ep28: No Soliciting

2012-09-28 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 40s

I think the best way to handle my anger these days is through my confessional booth rants here in the nook.  It gives me the wonderful opportunity to explode all the little things in life which get me riled up …

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Ep27: March 27th 2013

2012-09-24 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 1s

Join me in a very special episode of From The Nook Podcast as I reveal an important announcement.  Something which means a lot to me, nothing this big has happened since 2007.

I’m trying to get back into the groove …

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Ep26: Designated Driver

2012-09-16 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 45s

Whenever you return from vacation it is really hard to get back into the mindset of working again, from performing to podcasting, hell even getting back into my work out routine.  Then as you transition back into the life you …

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Ep25: …Confused

2012-09-07 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 35s

If for some reason when you reached episode 25 and thought to yourself, I cannot wait to listen to what will be an epic benchmark episode in Lonnie’s podcast history, let me tell you this is not the case.  If …

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Ep24: Going Through Puberty

2012-08-29 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 39s

It is tough being a dad of two boys.  I’d like to think I’m doing an alright job but as my boys get older it is getting increasingly more difficult.  There are many challenges ahead for both of my two …

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Ep23: My wife is getting married

2012-08-21 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 52s

Look, I’m not leading the way in political commentary nor is my podcast the defining resource for current events, if you want that, listen to NPR for the real news.  However, when someone speaks out and what they say is …

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Ep22: Believe it or Not, it’s just me.

2012-08-10 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 48s

I take a trip down memory lane in today’s episode of From The Nook.  I will admit I sound a bit manic in this one but that is because I worked out just before recording and I was on a …

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Ep21: Lonnie Bruhn-Ambassador To The World

2012-08-06 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 46s

Comedy is a complicated beast especially to those that don’t understand how it really works.  A job of an Audience member is supposed to be an easy one.  Laugh and hopefully laugh hard.  Comedians have several different roles depending on …

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Ep20: Mezcal and the Worm

2012-07-25 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 38s

 

 

 

 

I just returned home from vacation/tour of the east coast, where I spent a week in the New Jersey, Philly area. I decided to get right back to the podcast because I haven’t talked with you …

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Ep19: It isn’t about You.

2012-07-14 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 26s

 

I take to the road after a week off of the podcast and decide to bring The Nook with me on the road.  My Nook is in a sad hotel room in Richland, WA but it is my duty …

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ep18: I have no right to complain.

2012-06-29 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 45s

This last 3 months have been tough for me personally.  I wish I could pretend it hasn’t been.  It’s not that I haven’t had my great moments; it’s just that Rachel and I have been pushed to our emotional limits. …

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Crippled are the minds of those

2012-06-22 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 47s

I’m back from wine country and it was a much needed break.  Some were wondering, hey am I pregnant, and the answer to that is no.  I wish I could say that because of last week’s sappy emotional state I …

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ep16: Apologize for no one

2012-06-14 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 42s

The one thing I’ve learned over the years of being a comedian is that there is no way to make 100% of your audience happy.  You see, inevitably there will be someone in your audience that will get riled up …

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ep:15 The Nook Evolution

2012-06-06 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 40s

When I started this personal podcast project I had no idea that it was going to end up being therapy for me.  Never once did I think sitting in front of a mic in a breakfast nook in my house …

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ep14: Facebook Can Have My Secrets

2012-05-30 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 32s

So today it may seem like I’m in a bad mood but I am not. The podcast is a way for me to vent my frustrations and today’s episode is no different.  Facebook users, look no one wants your comments, …

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ep5: From Tears Comes Laughter

2012-03-13 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 39s

In this episode I discuss the following:

life happens to everyone, but sometimes life is full of a bag filled with dead kitten tears. The difference between how a regular person handles it and a comedian, is that a comedian …

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ep4: I’m In Man

2012-03-06 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 32s

In this episode I discuss the following:

Here’s something serious you didn’t know about me. An awkward conversation to have with your 11 year old boy about his balls I get angry over the stupidest shit. James Inman and his ……

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ep3: Breakfast in the nook

2012-02-28 :: Lonnie Bruhn
Length: 46s

 

Formally known as “The Speakeasy Podcast.”

In this special first episode under the new title I discuss the following:

Why the name change to “From The Nook” Staying at my X-wives house to watch my son feels like I’m ……

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From The Nook Podcast

(Formally The Speakeasy Podcast) The man you have come to love and enjoy on stage is now getting behind the mic off stage to bring you a more intimate perspective on his rant styled social commentary and his day to day thoughts. These audible ramblings may not always make it into his act, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to be a hilarious journey. Join Lonnie Bruhn as he shares what it is really like to think like a stand-up comic from behind the curtain and away from the lime lights.

From The Nook Podcast


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