In episode 16 of Weekly Madness, Brian Tutterow and I discuss how we have over time become more and more dependent on technology being a part of our everyday lives. Whether it be technology in planes, automobiles, or even school, we have learned to depend on it more and more. Perhaps it may be about time we ask, do we control technology? Or does technology control us? We also discuss the recent college scandal going on, the importance of a college education, and some of the challenges facing our educational system today as a whole.
This episode has been long overdue, but we are glad to be back! Listen as Aaron goes into a dark part of his life. Then, when you think it couldn’t get any scarier, we talk about the madness of debt. Yes, that’s right. That thing that has been hiding in your closet since Christmas. The thing you hoped you would never have to see until your tax refund. Your holiday shopping bills! Hear us gripe about credit card debt and interest rates. We then move into discussion about the consumer electronics show and more! We look forward to everyone listening to our new 2019 season episodes! Stay tuned to future episodes as we introduce new people on our show and go on location as the weather warms up.
So it’s that time of year again. Christmas. A time for caring, a time for loving, a time where families come together. It is a day of joy and happiness and a day for celebrating baby Jesus. Or in some people’s eyes, like Aaron, it’s all about the gifts. Regardless of what you do on Christmas, we hope you can spend part of it listening to episode 14 of our podcast. In this episode, we launch our brand new merchandise store where you will be able to buy Weekly Madness embroidered apparel. As a special treat, you can get 25% off your purchase by using coupon code SF8C11 during checkout. The discount code will be valid until January 7, 2019. In this episode, Aaron talks about his madness at the dentist office. We also go over information about the ring doorbell and how it can be beneficial for your home. Especially when you have strangers who come knocking at your door at 1 AM like I did. Also find out if you are safe using public wifi networks. They may not be as secure as you think they are and we will tell you about how you can help defend yourself from the prying eyes of others.
Does the first sign of snow trigger winter weather madness around you? In the Carolinas we see it happen all the time. The first snow fall triggers excitement as well as massive panic and chaos at the grocery stores. Listen to us discuss our winter weather madness as we go into detail about weather related traffic problems, grocery store issues, as well as the unexpected. We also discuss in this episode people who think they know it all and car insurance madness. When was the last time you got a car insurance quote? Are you paying to much? Why does the price of car insurance rise every year?
We have all seen it. Every day we turn on the television and there is someone in our government blaming someone of something. President Trump did this. The head of the CIA did that. It is always the fault of somebody and we are never satisfied until we get to the bottom of who is responsible! That’s right, we are talking about the blame game. Why are we so focused on who is responsible for what happened rather than fixing the issue in the first place? Because nine times out of ten we are blaming someone for doing something wrong. Nobody ever wants to take responsibility for that! But, sometimes it is just the responsible thing to do. Do you ever see people blame someone for doing something good? In today’s podcast episode we discuss blame, fake people, the madness of technology tracking people, and misleading advertisements.
This week on Weekly Madness, we go over how our Thanksgiving was and follow up on Aaron’s Black Friday experiences. We discuss how businesses are open more often now on holidays and how families have evolved over time into living a faster paced lifestyle here in the USA. Also, have you ever noticed that when you travel to different parts of the country, you cannot always find some of the food items you enjoy? Sounds pretty maddening doesn’t it? Well it maddens us too! Listen as we discuss what some of our favorite food items are and how we cannot obtain them in certain parts of of our own country.
In today’s episode of Weekly Madness, we introduce 2 new team members to our podcast. Nora Speakman is from San Antonio, Texas and has experience hosting her own podcast called the Liminality Life Podcast. Chelsea Baker is from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. We are happy to give a warm welcome to both of these new team members and are pleased to have them as a part of our show.
During this episode, we discuss what maddens us during Black Friday. Have you ever had to wait in line to get the number one selling item of the year? Do you find that you end up buying more gifts for yourself during Black Friday rather than for others? Perhaps this day brings out more greed in people rather than kindness. What about Cyber Monday? Do you find yourself on Amazon trying to get the best deals?
While Black Friday may bring out our crazy side, I would like to feel that Thanksgiving brings out our generosity and kindness. I feel there is no holiday that brings people together better than Thanksgiving. It is the one holiday where family can get together and pig out on a wonderful meal. There is no need to be concerned about religious or ethnic background. There is no need to be concerned with political correctness. It’s a time of giving each other’s company. We live our lives in such a fast paced society today, that this is probably one of the few times you get to sit down to a great home cooked meal. Enjoy it.
As part of this episode, we will be giving away 2 free Amazon gift cards valued at $25. All you have to do is visit our facebook page located <HERE> for more information on how to participate. The winners of the gift cards will be announced at 12PM Eastern Time on Black Friday.
So, Thanksgiving is on its way. One of my favorite holidays. I feel it is the one holiday that brings the whole family together. Christmas may bring family together, but it is religious based. Thanksgiving in my opinion is the one holiday that brings people together regardless of their religion which is what I think makes it so special. You also don’t have to worry about buying Christmas gifts for those you are visiting. That all starts the next day. The day the madness begins. Black Friday craziness. In this episode, we begin discussing madness in the parking lots, behind the wheel of your car, and madness when it comes to education. We also give thanks to the Veterans as well as extend our hearts out to those who are affected by the fires in California.
Sign! Sign! Everywhere a sign! Do political signs, bulk campaign mail and telephone calls drive you crazy when elections are near? We feel your pain! While everyone should be doing their part and voting, there is definitely a level of madness that comes along with it. Hear about some of our election madness in this episode. We also discuss voter ID and the good and bad of social media. We also go into madness around job interviews as well as internet or text messaging scams. This episode is a treasure chest of great madness you won’t want to miss. So listen today!
Do telemarketers drive you crazy? You are not alone. In this episode, listen to us talk about our madness with telemarketers and scammers. But fear not, we also go over some valuable tools you can use to help reduce telemarketing calls. In our technology section, we discuss the Be My Eyes app and Aaron’s smart bed. We also ponder on what it would be like if smart devices began to outsmart their operators. Also, last but not least, hear about our trip to Asheville and learn about the great art of Sayaka Ganz.