NO VACANCY!! The romance of a long weekend’s escape occupies the only room you had left in the anticipation apartment.
As the days come marching in, your heart beat seems to synchronize with the rhythms of a Bourbon Street celebration. You are prepared to depart for a family wedding in New Orleans and to arrive in the middle of a good time.
But first, you must fit a week of work into two days… and, oh yeah, you are bringing your 8 and 6 year old children with you… and, oh yeah, those kids are carrying cartoon-themed luggage as well as strep-throat…
We associate it to the bad times, but too often let it snake its way into the special ones.
So, today we ask… How do we minimize stress to maximize the moments that matter most?!
‘GOTTA HEAR ITS’!
“…then, after everyone is celebrating you for great speeches, smiles, high-fives, and hugs… you get strep-throat yourself, and have to carry around two 50lbs bags and a couple of kids all the way from Bourbon Street to Ohio.“
You, or someone you know
Bonus Content: ** disclaimer: by reading this you subscribe to the fact you should have already hit play! ** > Reflect on the singular scenario Buddha totally stress beads out > Let the mysteries of constipation flow through you > Learn how listening to the Joe Rogan podcast will scientificallycure your anxiety! http://podcasts.joerogan.net/
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!”
“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.”
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.”  “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! !”
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!!
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.
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!
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 FREEOld 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?”“
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!)
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.”
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 goatwhen you eat goat cheese?” >>”Sebastian was a lobster man.” >>”There’s no minute story about a tiger or lion bro!”
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!
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!