Front-Porch-Summer-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 928

Live from the Front Porch! These days we all need some summer fun. I once lived on the front porch for an entire summer and it was pure bliss. Summer stories in Front-Porch-Summer-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 928.

First of all we honor those who have fallen in battle for our country on Memorial Day.

Second we’re not supposed to say, “Have a happy Memorial Day Weekend”.

Finally I did anyway. I know. Just seems like we all need some good summer vibes.

Consequently I might take some flack for my summer best wishes. However this three day weekend in the US is also our summer kick off.

More importantly this is probably going to be the weirdest Memorial Day weekend in memory.

Therefore as I we kick off the weekend time to share some stories about summer.

For example there was the time I spent an entire summer living on the front porch. My backyard ‘fort’. Running around the neighborhood in the middle of the night. Spending the entire summer at the Lion’s Club Pool.

What about those rainy cold summers? Day after day spent playing cards with all the other kids on the neighbor’s front porch. At the end of the summer someone would announce school was starting soon. What happened to the summer?

Above all summers in the upper Midwest are short. Memorial day weekends are usually rainy and cold. Due to the extreme nature of our seasons up here we approach every moment of any warmth with gusto! We’ll talk about it in Front-Porch-Summer-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 928.

In conclusion, join me on my front porch today as I test out some new podcasting equipment and tell some stories. We all need a break from the insanity.

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Podcasting-In-Propaganda-Maelstrom-Bob Davis Podcast 921

Podcasting In A World Of Propaganda

I stay up all night. Especially these days. Time for a walk and talk podcast about podcasting. Learn more in Podcasting-In-Propaganda-Maelstrom-Bob Davis Podcast 921.

Podcasting

First of all I don’t often talk about podcasting. Above all this medium has taken me from one place to another in life.

Propaganda

Especially relevant? I don’t think I have ever seen amount of propaganda we’re exposed to now.

Anxiety and Negative Thoughts

In addition new research shows people in the United States are experiencing high levels of anxiety and negative thoughts.

Trauma

To hear a my podcast about the effects of trauma click here.

Uncertainty Rules

Also I think our biggest problem is the not knowing outcomes.

Walking and Talking Is Good

Consequently it’s always good to do a walk and talk.

Content Creators Struggling

My thoughts as a content creator are especially relevant.

Wading Through Crap

Even more how do content creators thread our way through unprecedented levels of propaganda.

Won’t Tell You What To Think

Furthermore I refuse to tell subscribers and listeners what to think.

Doing Our Homework To Avoid Mass Manipulation

I’ve explained how we can do our own homework. In addition I’ve shown how social media can be used for mass manipulation.

Won’t Follow The Audience’s Lead

Certainly I could tell audiences what they want to hear. Everyone else does, right?

Deeper Into The Darkness

To detail every little rift and latest conspiracy or story making headlines only takes us deeper into the darkness

Leading Rather Than Following

In Podcasting-In-Propaganda-Maelstrom-Bob Davis Podcast 921 I give you two unexpected examples of people who refused to follow their audiences and how they became leaders.

How Do We Get Out Of This Mess?

Finally it seems to me what we need is a way to start thinking how we’re going to get out of this mess we’re in.

Fussin’ and Fighting Won’t Cut It

Fighting about the latest outrage only takes us deeper into the darkness.

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How-To-Be-Your-Own-Reporter-Bob Davis Podcast 915

How To Be Your Own Reporter

These days our minds are the new battleground. To fight back we have to be our own reporters. I’ll tell you how to do that in How-To-Be-Your-Own-Reporter-Bob Davis Podcast 915.

Politicians Lie

It’s especially relevant to point out politicians and so called leaders lie. If it’s Monday, they lie. If their lips are moving they are lying.

Start With Skepticism

Any decent reporter starts with being skeptical when it comes to those who wield power. From there it’s all about checking details and establishing fact. Why? Because we live in a world where the information channels are filled with crap. Moreover, it’s on purpose.

Investigate Sources

In addition most so called ‘news sources’ these days are thin on resources. Newspapers have cut their newsroom staffs. Television networks don’t always fact check. More importantly cable news is all about personalities and arguments.

We All Have Blind Spots

Most noteworthy are the biases we all come to the table with. We all have blind spots when it comes to the ‘leaders’ we think are ‘doing a good job’. That’s how they use us.

What We Want To Hear

Even more most of us want to hear what we agree with. We want to feel secure in our beliefs and conclusions. Consequently we gravitate to the sources, stories and personalities we agree with.

Get Rid Of The Blind Spots

Above all if you really want to understand what’s going on you have to work on getting rid of the blind spots.

How I Lost My Blind Spots

Certainly I’ll tell you how I lost my blind spots in How-To-Be-Your-Own-Reporter-Bob Davis Podcast 915.

Sources, Biases and Facts

Similarly I’ll give you some pointers on how to use your devices to run down sources, determine biases and establish facts.

I Do Not Advocate

Finally, it’s my policy and the policy of my podcasts not to advocate for or against issues. I don’t fight for politicians. I am not financed by political donors.

Conspiracy Theories, Horoscopes and Psychics

Furthermore the longer I do this the more I believe we have to work with the facts we know we can confirm. Conspiracy theories and opinions are fun. Horoscopes and psychics are for entertainment only, right?

Not Fighting To Convince You

In conclusion I’ve given up trying to convince listeners and subscribers. I don’t fight for or against a politician.

Some Stories And How To Do Your Homework

I’ll tell you some stories and help you become your own reporter in this extra extra podcast.

(Editor’s Note: I do this all the time, I talk about someone off the cuff, and get the name wrong. In this case I refer to a certain Doctor Redmond at the CDC. It’s Doctor Robert R. Redfield, recently in the news with the Coronavirus crsis response.)

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