“Love Handles, Limos, and WILL POWER!” #126

It’s the future, the past, and the WAY!

If you know this single word, power often follows. 

As a verb? It describes actions in the future.

As a noun? It defines what we leave behind.

Whatever it is, whenever it exists, there IS always a way!

Will power.

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“What you see in me outwardly, is the relationship we have with ourselves inwardly “

“‘Would you go forth with accomplishing your goal no matter what, even if it put stress on a loved one for example?’ — ‘Well, here’s the thing, I’m not just a dick.'”

“‘Recognize the moment of focus leakage.’ — ‘yeah! How do you do that?’ — ‘by recognizing the moments of focus leakage.'”

You, or someone you know

“The Mirror goes Deep!” #125

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Reflection. deflection.
deception. perception!

…..the mirror goes deep!

It’s Stan, Stitch, and… San Fran local, west coaster, father of two, tech extraordinaire and brother of Stitch!

Think of the mirror.
reflect…
then think again!!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“I’ve started to walk in…
but my longest journey was when i saw not one urinal.”

“We live every life in first character, but it’s only that moment in the mirror when you see yourself as a third party character now.”

You, or someone you know

“A Spooky Surprise!” A young kid’s breakdown of Halloween! #SE01

As the elation of free candy and sugar-highs fade, a bitter aftertaste of social confusion and fear ensues… Is there another holiday which conjures up a stronger emotional dichotomy than Halloween?!

Conjure up the kid in you and unpack these memories with us, as Stitch’s son Jax (also famously known as “Steve”) joins his favorite podcast for the first time!

Learn first hand from an eight year old:

  • How a single Halloween decoration ruined a young boy’s favorite holiday!
  • How 2 horrific tales from different families BOTH involve a “Tree Guy”!
  • How an epic deal involving podcasts and cucumbers was made!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“I like talking… but not too much. Dad always frustrates me!”

“Focus on your finger and making the world a better place.”

You, or someone you know!

“How to Catch Proverbs, Pun, and Pantry Mice!” #124

Within the reminiscent whisper of retrospect, one can reflect on the timeless truths we’ve heard over, and over, and over, and over again.

We hear them. We say them. We, sadly, all too often ignore them.

Perhaps you’ve heard: “A stitch in time saves nine.”?

Well friends, a Stitch and Stan combined can save even more!

Honor your grandma’s wisdom and hear us out! 

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“You’re like a Chinese Mel Brooks, Stitch. I love it!
You’re like Confucius at a comedy club.”

“Have you heard the proverb “a stitch in time saves nine?'”
~”I don’t know what it means, but they underestimate my number!”

You, or someone you know!

“Big Dippers, Hill Dancers, and LEADERSHIP!” #123

Some are born, some are forged – all are chosen.

It is time to unpack the characteristics of leadership, and question the integrity of the star naming system!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“If constellations were amusement park rides, the Big Dipper would be Disney’s Tea Cups!”

“The qualities that make a born leader are also the ones they pay close attention to as a learned one. ”

“Great leadership is not a destination, it’s a decision to keep on becoming a better one for the rest of your life.”

You, or someone you know!

“The Oz Behind Vegas, Politics, & Subway Smells!” #122

As the rhythmic wheels of our first-world routines lullaby our heads and hearts to sleep, it escapes us once more. A great truth, cowering behind the shield of a green curtain and slithering yet deeper into figment of imagination. 

Most lives are restlessly lived in the mist of this slumber… However, if you are lucky and brave enough, you can follow it.  And if you follow it long enough, you can hear it…  From beyond a well-traveled path to the lesser-known curtain, you can identify that alluring whisper which has begged, bartered, and bet against your better judgement for your entire life.

Join Stan, Stitch, and Mike as they travel down that familiar road, bricked and yellowed, together.  It has been too long since someone confronted this ‘so-called’ wizard face-to-face!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“They’re gambling against the gamblers, but the gamblers are the sheep and Vegas is the shepherd.”

“Cereal deserves at least 1%, otherwise just use faucet water.”

“Obscure movie references, wine, Cleveland sports… Mike might be in the running for my new best friend.”
…“Tune in next week to the Mike and Stan Podcast!”

You, or someone you know!

“Art of the Impossible!” #121

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

Winnie the Pooh

Revealing words. Bear truths…
Straight outta the 1-double-0 acre wood comes the philosophy of our favorite teddy.

Unrivaled is Pooh Bear’s knack for stating something so profoundly simple that we are left with nothing but the simply profound.

Pooh, as he so often does, operates in a fashion that demands we conclude he is delightfully ignorant, or better yet, just a “Silly Old Bear!”…

But friends, perhaps it is we who fast-forward past his simple genius, overlooking his bear smarts. Perhaps we are focusing on the wrong word and Pooh is simply ignoring the right one. Maybe it is us who carelessly hone in on his use of “nothing”, as Winnie casually escapes our emphasis on the “impossible”!?!

So… how do we accomplish the impossible?

Well… if Winnie the Pooh, Yoda, Taoism and Nike all agree on an approach, Just Do It! (per Yoda, there is no try)

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“You know you’ve made it when your Last Name serves as a noun, an adjective and, especially, a verb!”

“I’ve never considered anything I’ve done impossible — I’ve just never even considered the possibility.”

“Greatness is not a destination.  Greatness is a decision.”

You, or someone you know!

“Not-so-Smart Phones!” #120

Your most treasured memories are entrusted in them. 
They are your go-to for guidance, when you’re feeling lost.
No matter how obscure the question; you look to them for answers.
They know your interests, and share some common ones.

Whether delivering a laugh, or drawing out a good cry
You know that you’ve got ’em, right by your side!!

Kinda wild how we all became best friends with our cell phones, right?!?

Maybe you called it…?
Either way, connect with Stitch and Stan as they unravel the ONE device that we keep so close our other cells get jealous!!

It has been called a technological marvel and a necessary evil
…but is it technically evil or necessarily marvelous?

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

(1) “What is one fun use of the mobile device? I mean fun too, not like emergency contact information.” [2] “The Weather app is fun! I like to know what’s happening!” (1) “Not my definition of fun, but okay…”

“One time a phone is always safe to use — and more efficient too…?When you’re taking a dump! !”

You, or someone you know!

“Everything from Nothing and Hot Yoga!” #119

Have you ever had a moment, so beautifully malleable, that today’s outcomes seem to be yours to cast in the vastness of tomorrow’s best potential possibilities?!

Where society’s rigor, for a moment, can be molded as seamlessly as an infant can of Play-Doh?

Where you can fearlessly face and relentlessly forge the future, with the requisite conviction of Plato?

Where you can shape it, you can bend it, but you will never fold.

For you can manipulate the clay-of-today with the certainty that tomorrow will bring nothing less than a hardened state of your original vision… Memorializing your craft, as if your acts were an everlasting statue gifted to the past… Forever capturing the greatness of the goodness in that single, beautifully malleable, moment.

Have you had that moment? If so, give us a heads up next time!!! Because today Stan and Stitch simply attempted to play with some Play-Doh, which was then overtaken by Plato, who seemingly swayed Michelangelo to shape the possibilities into something far greater than either of us could have perceived!

Friends, join our #RiseBeforeFall campaign… get something outta nothing and so, so much more!!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“Sure, I’d want to live forever if I could keep my youth and health”…
…”I don’t know man, vampires never seem too happy!”

“He was taking the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ approach to hot yoga? What a bastard!”

“A smile is a million dollars in a world of nothingness.”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“8 Babies, 1 Island, and Hope!” #118

Friends, do you recall?

4,000 years between the written language and the printing press.

300 years between the steam engine and reaching outer space, 

30 years between the internet and mobile technology.

Friends, can you imagine?

If there were 8 babies, an island,
and nothing more but a spring of hope?

How would society evolve differently?  Does history repeat? Would the New York Stock Exchange be recreated? (warning: a topic of heated debate ensues)

Friends… join us.
and let’s rebuild this baby TOGETHER,
to be EVEN BETTER………. FOREVER!!!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

” …history is just a collection of the societies which made it up in the past;
and society is just a reflection of the individuals which make it up today. “

You, or, Someone You Know!

“The Gentlemen of Chivalry and Couples Massages” #117

The Chivalrous Gentleman’s Oath:

For every chair too close, 
four hands to lift it.
For every door left unopened, 
an “after you” to fix it.
For every pathway too puddled, 
two jackets to bridge it.
And if laughs are a present,
may these gentlemen gift it!

Join Stan and Stitch as they ‘tip their brow’ to some of modern day’s most chivalrous questions: 

“Is Chivalry dead? Where should it be resuscitated?”
“Does Chivalry have a gender?”
“What places will chivalry never exist?”

^^ plan accordingly friends! It’s a trip… with standing room only.  

What’s a gentleman to do?!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

” Nobody and I mean nobody, this day of age, is walking up to a puddle on the street and laying down their jacket for the lady to walk through.”

“Wait a second! If we’re getting a couples massage and we’re not podcasting, then what are we recording Stan?!”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“In a World Without Time” #116

Most of us are bound to something we think we understand but can barely even conceive.  We are chained by memories of the past, constrained by worries of the future. We rarely allow our presence of mind to dwell in the present.

Even within that present, most remain imprisoned – and time is the warden. 

Our cell walls consist cell phones, which we utilize to etch the tally marks of mortality into our minds. We willingly cuff our hands to its watches.  We’re born into a life sentence that’s followed by a death penalty.

But times are changing, friends, and there is hope!

For there are some who refuse to be bound by this fear mongering tyrant.  There are some who refuse to serve time!

Take the time to join Stan and Stitch as they embark on the altruistic journey to free us from time and its treacherous shackles!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“Time is the great imaginary enemy of our dreams in reality.”

“The mysteries of time are revealed when you are
bored, stuck, and need to take a piss.”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“Life is a Game: Cheat Code Inside!” #115

The intensifying rhythm of an anticipating heart is finally quieted by the sound of the first note meeting your anxious ears. It is only the first note, but it sounds off with the authority of a starting gun initiating the great race of life.

As the first note reverberates down your spine in a familiar rhythm of its own, we go.

and we follow, and we race, and we time…
We try to survive, we can even thrive, but eventually, we will lose…

…and THAT is just musical chairs!

Games have a profound impact on our youth… Does that competitive spirit just… go away with age?

Maybe the game changes,
but life is a game… and it can be won!

From throwback childhood games to existential references and mathematical counter-points… Elon Musk, Conway’s Game of Life, Monopoly, Golf, Stan and Stitch all get in on this debate!

Game on!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“How is monopoly a family game?
Dicking people over for money and real-estate?!”

“Eventually we could become talented enough to program
a program to feel for itself

You, or, Someone You Know!

“The Untapped Spirits of Gin, Aliens, and Intuition!” #114


Reading, Writing, Arithmetic…? Naw, we can squeeze more out of our time on this rock my friends!!

Can you go sooo LEFT BRAINED
that you end up in your RIGHT MIND!?!

It is about time we find out.

Let’s explore the wonderful world of intuition, together!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

“I guess gin is my ‘go-to’, but I don’t like it.
It’s kinda like the girl you date because she’s safe.”

“Intuition isn’t an intelligence thing. It’s a gut thing.
Roam around my gut for a day, it’s the least intelligent thing.”

“How would you respond if he leans in and asks:
‘hey Stitch, can you believe that guy believes in aliens?'”
…”can you believe that aliens believe in you?”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“JFK Gate 31: the Truth behind NEWS and New York Travel!” #113


Do you recall THAT day, my friends!?!

THAT day, unfolding so seamlessly and flawlessly hour by hour that your smart phone can only project “magic” in the forecast?

THAT day, that ‘trending toward perfect’ one, where the sequential events tend to naturally build momentum into a domino fall of happiness. A pattern of statistically significant goodness, raising expectations and a smile.

How about THIS DAY? Deceitfully mirroring the same image of “THAT day”, yet fated to be the ‘Bizarro’ of Cinderella stories.

Have you ever had a day of good things leading up to a dinner of FREE Old Fashions and Premium Steak at a fine New York Establishment — hosted by your best friend………. which ended with plantar fasciitis and shin splints?

No News is Good News…
but No New York Travel is even better!!

On this episode you will hear one of the great New York day trips turn into a nightmare; a nightmare turn into awkward work colleague travel; and awkward work colleague travel turn into heroism and lasting lower-limb problems.

You’ll also learn how to flag down a cab as a New York visitor
trying to catch a night flight, and why we should
have a healthy distrust of the News and Uber.

Tonight, at 11:00p!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

>> “”and i start my run. and I run. and I run. I start sprinting. and I’m spinning in and out of people with my bags, picking my obstacles, choosing escalators with people or static stairs with none. I was like a ninja warrior.””
>> “That’s substantially cooler than me ordering “Mean Girls” on demand.
>> “cortisol? is that what makes me horny?”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“The Origins of MAGNETISM (and Stitch)!” #112

Friendships. Relationships. Any-ships.

ALL SHIPS are given sail by means of an unseen sea
of seemingly majestic ebbs and flows.

It forms the bonds that pull;
it forged from poles that bind.

From the moment Mother Yin and Father Yang first lovingly united in their division, Polarity was born… and with it, a means to feel the invisible connectivity and infinite possibility between us all: Magnetism!

Or, said another way, checkout Creation explained by Stitch to his children (as per Stan’s request in the pod, as Magnetism gets an important shoutout!)

“Infinity Backwards” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XZBH5zKTmA

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

 >> “Do you know how to milk cat?!”
>> “You tell your story by beginning with 155 beautiful women, and then you tell mine by starting with 40 dudes??”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“The Blissful Ignorance of Social Lemmings!” #111

High-five for mediocrity! Each confident clasp we reward ourselves with today hauntingly echoes the dreams and memories of our tomorrows. Yet, for now, we triumphantly march together in the lemming line.

In an age where success is defined by ensuring the social norms remain undisturbed, Stitch and Stan challenge the protocol!

In this episode, discover the single most important attribute you need to break the lemming line, be yourself, and thusly, the best version of you that you can possibly be!

‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!

>> “is a lemming a real thing, like an animal?”
>> “i also love that you’re the albert einstein of the toilet seat!”
>> “i know women that skip entire days, or so they say.” — “just women? like it’s such a dirty secret that we sometimes pooh.”
>> “i’d rather use a leaf from the backyard.”
>> “i come with my homeruns, then miss a game or two.”

You, or, Someone You Know!

“The Eiffel Tower & Foie Gras vs. Sebastian & your Hometown!” #110

There are infinite uncertainties in life, BUT, for these four things: your position is unshakeable! For these four things: your perspective is undebatable! In fact, your opinion is not only formed but so fully matured that it has spawned subjective ideas of its own…for these four things!

Emotional Facts + Controversial Opinions =
the sweet elixir for modern-age debates,
good podcasts, and great wars.

Let the PEOPLE and TEMPERAMENTS RISE!
Let the TOWERS and TEARS FALL!!
For better or worse, these four things are going to hit close to home!

The Eiffel Tower.
Foie Gras.
Disney’s Sebastian.
and YOUR HOMETOWN!

And let the infinity war continue!

“GOTTA HEAR ITS!”
>>”do you ever think about the goat when you eat goat cheese?”
>>”Sebastian was a lobster man.”
>>”There’s no minute story about a tiger or lion bro!”

You, or, Someone You Know!



“Hamilton, Vikings, and the Indisputable Evidence of Soul!” #109

Behind all of your priorities, decisions, and daily ‘whatevers’, there is one question. A single, often unnerving, unknown — which dictates your daily grind and puppeteers a million other doubts and anxieties.

Amidst life’s innumerous uncertainties is a sole question… the soul question.

If you’re ready, then join Stan and Stitch as they play the part of philosophical Blues Brothers and cover the soul, man!

Bonus Content:
Exploring the Soul of Hamilton,
Rediscovering the Discoverers of America,
Stitch discovers, in horror, that Stan gave him special drink after a fine dining experience that makes you poop without telling him… Beware of DJ Steve!

“The Transformative Exotics of Pull-out Couches, and Music!” #108

In a new day’s first blink, as your eyelids open with the slow reveal of a broadway curtain, you find yourself emancipated in a beautiful meadow. A scene which can only be described by a feeling, one of butterfly wings kissing your cheeks as they rhythmically waft the smells of endless possibility and honeysuckle dew…

Now, replay that imagery as the Jaws theme is overlaid on top of it!

Beautiful. Manipulative. Impactful.
Let’s unpack the Exotics of Music!

Where to begin? How did it start? Is there an end? Does it even matter as long as there is a pattern between?

In this episode you will (a) discover where music first began*, (b) be inspired by the music you can tune into with no tech required*, and (c) decide whether Stan can sell you on a pull-out couch at a friend’s New York apartment being part of a romantic get away.

*source citation: all facts generated via a series of “aha!” moments… think for yourself and join the revolution!

“The Future, Big Macs, and Dog Poop… in a Beautiful Little Box!” ~Stan & Stitch

4,000 years of history was slowly written between the convention of writing and the invention of the printing press.

Nearly 300 years ticked away between the steam engine and space flight.

Fewer than 30 years could blink before mobile technology followed the birth of the internet.

The exponential rate of human innovation is certain… but our future, is not.

Is the prospect of our future fascinating or frightening? Is our potential exciting or alarming?

As robots rise and economies fall, we explore tomorrow together.

But, without getting too ahead of ourselves, a neighborhood dog pooping in your flower bed will always be a problem which, thankfully, has a timeless solution!