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The Regular Usual Episode 015: Solo Dolo I (Audio+)

Uh, it’s been a minute to say the least.

But fret not young listeners, you’re about to enjoy a verbal ear beating that details what’s been going on in my world since the last podcast.

Topics range from home remodeling updates, experimental ideas, masturbation and pooping in public.

Can’t lie, I was a little rough around the edges after so much time off but I’ll let you make your own assessments.

The makings of a new kitchen

The makings of a new kitchen

Topical links:

Eating Crickets for under $10

Casey Neistat’s Vlog

The Ketogenic Diet & more…

Minimalist Weight Training

The NOBNOM Challenge

Mark Sisson on the Joe Rogan Experience

Daily Grind Crossfit (Groupon Link)

Tough Crowd

Just in case the Biebs isn’t for you…

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The Regular Usual Episode 014: Robert Higginbotham

(Inhales deeply)

It’s good to be back family. After 3 moves, living without a kitchen, and the struggle to stay warm, I’m finally back to podcasting.

This week’s guest and I go way back (almost 20 years) and while neither of us would say we were tight while growing up it was a pleasure to get an insight to who he really is.

Besides being an all around great guy, Robert is someone who is willing to put in the work to change his life for the better. Whether it’s grinding through course work that most people struggle with or losing over 100 lbs, Robert’s done it with a smile on his face and envy worthy self discipline.

I wasn't lying when I said 100 lbs

I wasn’t lying when I said 100 lbs

Episode Links:

UCF’s Road Map to Computer Engineering
How to Read Music
Types of Coding and Their Applications
Microsoft Coding Courses
Future Crimes: Everything is Connnected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It  by Marc Goodman
Couch to 5K
TOR Network

Robert’s Favorites:
Netflix – Dexter, Orange is The New Black, House of Cards, Arrow, The Flash
Books – Books by Ben Carson, Game of Thrones
Websites – BleacherReport, ESPN

I also get Robert’s thoughts on:
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Edward Snowden, and the future of Artificial Intelligence

*Don’t forget to cheer Robert on as he embarks on his 1st half marathon.

Connect with Robert on Facebook and Twitter

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The Regular Usual Episode 012: Get After It with Chris Hilbert

Chris is currently a Corporate Recruiter working with Citi, who’s spent the majority of his professional career in the staffing industry.

In this episode we discuss everything from the pros and cons of pledging a fraternity, applying for jobs that play to your strengths, disappointment in UCF’s football team, and what Chris vibes to on the way to work.

Don’t be afraid to fail. You learn the most from your failures – Chris Hilbert

Episode Links:

Netflix Shows to fill the void: Narcos, Master of None, Gotham

Smart Cuts by Shane Snow

UCF Football



Like Hip Hop? Check out Chris’ Spotify Playlist to change up the pace

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Ideas for future guests or any other feedback? JDASH@THEREGULARUSUAL.COM

The D-Evolution of Texting

While doing my monthly computer back-up, I came across something I wrote back in April 2014. Is it great? No.
But I figure it groups nicely with the other BS post I put out a while back. This is another edition of Tales from the C: Drive

First off here’s a DISCLAIMER for those you who A) hate long posts or B) only read while you’re in the bathroom. If you’re a group A individual, there’s an ‘X’ in the corner of the screen you should click now.

However if you relate to group B here’s a few preemptive tips: provide courtesy flushes if you’re in public or at work, stand up occasionally to prevent your feet from going numb, and wipe twice more than you think is appropriate.

That being said, this is the first article/blog post I’ve ever written and allowed people to read and approximately 40% of it was written with the assistance of friend named Cabernet Sauvignon. Here goes…

Continue reading

The Regular Usual Episode 011: Veteran’s Day Special with Misty Kapke

It’s been almost a month since the last interview dropped and I’ve been itching to produce some content.

This episode isn’t a full on interview like the previous ones where I ask guests about their backgrounds, what they do, and what they hope to accomplish because I almost know more about this person than I know about  myself.

Misty Kapke has been my girlfriend for over 8 years and in this episode we discuss some of the issues we’ve been encountering lately, dealing with stress, marriage, and cats.

If you’re a fan of scripted reality shows, you’ll hate this. But if you like people watching and want to go a little bit more in depth, this should be right up your alley.

The source of most stress

Current source of most stress

The TED talk Misty was referring to from NPR

There’s a plethora of information online for dealing with stress but if you listen to the episode and feel like there’s something you want to get off your chest, email me: JDASH@THEREGULARUSUAL.COM, hit me up on Twitter, or message me on Facebook

While Misty rarely messes with social media, you can reach her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

The Regular Usual Episode 010: Purchasing Your Next Car with Patrick McLymont

Patrick is currently a car salesman working in SWFL. After spending time in the service industry, he decided to apply his skills to a new arena…the world of automotive sales. In this episode Pat and I discuss his ability to find commonalities among strangers quickly, the lure of the fast dollar, and what people should prepare when the time comes to buy their next vehicle.

You’re going to fail. The difference is failing doing something you want to do or something you didn’t want to do – Patrick McLymont

My first instinct for outro music…but for Toyota’s

Episode Links:

For realistic vehicle pricing – Kelley Blue Book, NADA, TrueCar

*Not mentioned in the episode but good for a laugh if you’ve worked in the service industry “Server Problems

Looking to buy a new vehicle or have questions about the purchasing process? Email Patrick :

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The Regular Usual Episode 009: Sports Journalism with David Kenyon

David Kenyon is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report currently covering the University of Michigan’s college football team. In this episode we discuss how David’s interest in sports led him from an opportunity in broadcasting to writing for the 2nd largest sports media network on the internet.

If you have any aspirations to work as journalist or looking for a way to get more involved in the world of sports, be sure to give this a episode a listen.

“If people can’t show you how to be, they can show you how NOT to be” – David Kenyon

Episode Links:

Bleacher Report and their Advanced Program in Sports Media



Writer’s Mentioned:

Adam Kramer, Matt Porter, Spencer Hall, and Ryan Nanni

Follow David on Twitter , keep an eye out for his latest work on Bleacher Report , and look for his weekly appearances on the Bax & Grant Sports Show

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Ideas for future guests or any other feedback? JDASH@THEREGULARUSUAL.COM


The Regular Usual Episode 008: A Jill of All Trades with Kara Adamo

What do you do when you want to write book but you’re working a full time job?
You start painting on the side, get a 2nd job, become a Sommelier, and start your own publishing company right?

This week’s guest breaks down how she started her own company and what led her to taking the reigns on her life. Changing career paths multiple times isn’t uncommon for most people but moving to Alaska for 6 months might be.

Want to know how it all played out? Tune in to find out

Learn to forgive yourself…no one is judging you more than you are – Kara Adamo

Episode Links:

The Model United Nations

The Court of Master Sommeliers

Kara’s Favorite Comedians: Patton Oswalt, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Louis CK

Stardust (The Movie) Stardust (The Book)

Book Recommendations:

The Blueprint of Creation – Jason O’Hara

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – Malcolm Gladwell

Fancy Grape Juice – Kara Adamo

Up your wine knowledge and impress someone

Up your wine knowledge and impress someone


Learn more about The Crayon Initiative and Donate.

Follow Kara on: Instagram and Facebook  and be sure to check out Artsy Pixie Media, LLC & Adamo Publishing

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Ideas for future guests or any other feedback? JDASH@THEREGULARUSUAL.COM


The Regular Usual Podcast Episode 007: Weeding Through Life with Jeremy Marr

This week’s guest walks us through his journey from selling medical devices to selling marijuana…legally. We discus how the ins and outs of a typical day, the requirements necessary to sell cannabis, and how lucrative the industry has become.

 If you don’t jump on opportunities, luck never shows up – Jeremy Marr

Episode Links:

Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Occupational Licensing

High Profits CNN Documentary


Michael Phelps + Marijuana =

Los Gummies Hermanos

Follow Jeremy on Instagram @JMARR0889 or add him on Facebook

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The Regular Usual Episode 006: The Anti-Saul Goodman, Trial Lawyer J.P. Gilbert

J.P. Gilbert: A Florida based Trial Lawyer runs me through the process of getting accepted into law school, passing The Bar Exam, and what a typical day at a law firm is like. We talk everything from Greek life at UCF, podcasting, to the Drake/Meek Mill beef. This episode was done via Skype and it’s the 2nd week in a row the interview goes over an hour.

Episode Links:

The LSAT and the Bar Exam

Podcasts J.P. listens to: The LeBartard Show, The Evening Jones, The Davey Mac Sports Program, High Society Radio, NPR, This American Life, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Jalen & Jacoby, Bill Simmons Sports Report,

Patrice O’neal

Back to Back vs. Charged Up

Follow JP on Twitter @JPGilbert, Instagram @jpgilbert305, and SnapChat @malbecpappi

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