Who IS this guy?!
Political Talk Show Host and Internet Radio Personality. My show, In My Humble Opinion, (original, huh?) airs on Tuesdays at 10:PM and Saturdays at 8:PM, Eastern time on RainbowRadio.
I cover politics from all over the map, much as I used to do on this blog, and have a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ issues in general, and Transgender rights in particular. The show frequently features guests, including cartoonists, authors, musicians, filmmakers, etc... either from the LGBT community, our who are producing media relevant to that audience. Other topics of interest to me include Electoral Politics, Economics, Racial Justice, Health Care, Feminism, keeping Religion out of Politics and Politics out of Science.
I'm always keen to hear from fans and critics alike, so please feel free to contact me at email@example.com with any questions, comments or suggestions for future guests or topics. You can also friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, Tumblr and if you miss an episode, you can catch my podcast either here, on the Radio Page, or by following me on Mixcloud.
Finally, the Brick-and-Happy Gun logo was done by Munky Wrench, of Bent Wrench Studios, whom I heartily recommend for ANY of your graphic-art needs, and I'd like to thank Barbara Sobel for taking a chance on me, and giving me the opportunity to take my message to such a larger audience.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
And then at 10:PM Eastern, on Tuesdsay, the 13th, I am pleased to welcome Terra Snover back to the program, who brings with her Hayden Black, the Writer, Creator and Director of the new animated series Gen Zed. You may recall that Terra was on the show back in July, and the week before last, on the 29th, we were joined by Julie Rei Goldstein, the lead voice actress for the series.
And if you'd like to see what Gen Zed is is all about, here is the trailer:
Be sure to tune in!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
BTW... in that picture on the right, I'm lying down. Those mountains in the background aren't behind me, they're below me!
Also, I'm finally able to give some updates from the show!
Julie Rei Goldstein's and Ian Ford's shows are now posted in the Radio Page, and Dan Wee's show will be by night's end.
And, coming up this Saturday, we'll be welcoming back Barbara Sobel, and introducing the first of what we hope to be a regular (at least once weekly) segment, COOKING WITH THE DOC, featuring culinary and/or comedic brilliance from The Doctor, of Doctor and the Medics, Rock icon Clive Jackson! Brilliant segment. Be sure not to miss it!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
And we've got some more really great shows coming up...
This Tuesday, we've got Julie Rei Goldstein, the lead actress in the new animated comedy series, Gen Zed:
On Saturday we're joined by DJ Ian Ford, a, incredibly interesting guy with a background unlike any other, and a wide array of interests. Please tune in as we talks music, clubs, politics, religion and spirituality.
And then next Tuesday, the 6th, we'll have Dan Wees, author of The Encyclopedia of Anti-Mormonism, and blogger currently compiling his list of 1,001 Reasons to discount Mormonism. Come on in as a former insider gives us some of the scoop on this often misunderstood sect.
In the meantime, if anyone needs me, I will be splitting time between Arizona and Mexico for the upcoming week. Hopefully on Saturday (the 3rd) I'll be standing on top of THIS once again:
Yep, weather permitting (no rain,) I'll be trekking up my favorite Phoenix Peak once again, the Flat Iron, atop the Superstitions Mountain Range in Lost Dutchman State Park. If anyone will be in the area that day and would like to meet up, shoot me line at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on facebook.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
But there is something I'd like to share with you all, for a couple of reasons: First to highlight some of the guests I've had on the show, and the work they do, but also because what's happened in the last 24 hours is incredible. The following are the top five shows we've done, based on their number of listens on my Mixcloud. (This is in addition to whatever audience we had that particular night, which is not being considered. :P) (Otherwise Doc, who practically broke the station, would be the all-time heavy weight champion.)
#5: Alex Heberling, Jenn Dolari and Crystal Frasier. This show aired on 6/9/15. Alex is the creator of "The Hues: Postapocalyptic Magical Girls" webcomic. Jenn is the creator of the "Closetspace" () and "A Wish for Wings" webcomics. Together with he her roommate, Crystal Frazier, they created the "Call me ____" Vanity Fair cover phenomenon that took over Tumblr, Twitter (etc...) for a couple weeks following the initial Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair story. (24 Listens)
#4 Doug Strahm. This show aired on 9/5/15. Doug is a pop-country music singer and songwriter. You can find his videos on YouTube and his albums can be purchased through his website. (25 Listens)
#3: Christian Beranek and Kelci Crawford. This show aired on 7/14/15. Christian and Kelci are the wirter and artist behind "Validation" and Kelci has several noteworthy projects of her own that can be found on her website. (29 listens)
#2: Carrie Reimer. This show aired way back on 5/26/15. Carrie is the blogger behind Lady With a Truck, where she shares her story of surviving a 10 year long relationship with an abusive narcissist. Helping to signal boost her work, and to potentially make other folks aware of her blog, and the information she shares, makes this one of the shows I've been most proud to have been a part of, even if my audience was a bit smaller at the time. (64 listens)
Now... All that is so fucking cool, it really is. And with just two exceptions (who shall remain nameless) I have been absolutely thrilled to have met and talked to and hosted each and every single one of the guests I've had on, as well as the ones that I've spoken to who's shows have not yet aired. I love you all, I truly do. But the response to the following show has been simply amazing, and I am humbled by how it has been received, and am truly grateful to have been a part of it.
#1: Caroline Cossey. This show aired LAST NIGHT. "Tula" probably needs no introduction, but to those whom she does, I suggest you read her book. It's been recently re-released for Kindle.
This show, in less than 24 hours, has already generated 94 Listens! And that is in addition to what was arguably the most lively chat room we've ever had for a Tuesday show, and the numerous messages I received from folks both before and after the show.
So, Caroline? I want to thank you again for taking the time to talk to me. I am so grateful that you did this, and please know that you remain an inspiration to so many people around the world!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The stream went out to over 37 countries, with folks tuning in from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Chuvashia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Fiji, France, Guam, Honduras, Iceland, India, Ingria, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, New Guinea, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tuvalu, Ukraine, The United Kingdom, The United States and Venezuela. If I missed anyone, please forgive me and thanks so much for tuning in!
And the show is now up on the Radio Page for everyone how missed it!
Dog Bites Man: An open letter to Reverand Mark Sandlin
Just a couple of excepts...
When people like you, and those straight and cisgender people who have also rushed to admit that hey, yeah.... they totally hated people like me, I feel anxious, seeing walls closing in. I don't need reminding just how ubiquitous and gosh-darn understandable folks find it to hate me and my loved ones. I know. I'm not allowed to forget. It's painful to be reminded at every turn that recognizing my humanity was something you had to learn to do. Nor am I shielded from the self-congratulation that goes hand in hand with publicly rejecting that hate. I certainly do not think that you accomplished it is worth special celebration. From my perspective, ceasing to hate people for the way God made them is the bare minimum expectation of a decent human being.and
Ms. Davis represents a culture war that has harmed and broken people, broken families. As a Christian, I believe that she deserves forgiveness and grace from those of us who she’s harmed. We need to work toward reconciliation with all children of God.
But the challenge is before US, not before YOU.
You have taken this historical moment as yours. You are defining it around yourself, and celebrating the strength of character you display in not only moving past your bigotry but also forgiving people who haven’t overcome theirs. Yet, you are not the aggrieved party.And it's not TL so please don't DR! Please check it out.
...And if you'd like to hear the discussion I had with Christine on IMHO, you can find it here. A prior interview she did with me for the Blog can also be found here.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
And there's been some more BIG NEWS for the show:
There will be a third weekly segment of IMHO, being added to Rainbow's Schedule on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM Eastern. This segment will air encore presentations of past shows, pretty much at random. (Seriously, I have no idea what Barbara will be running on any given day. LOL)