Episode 89 - Inmate John D.

• October 16th, 2014

You ever have a bad day?  The kind of day where just nothing is going you way, and you end up in jail?  John D. had a day like that a few years back, and he joins Collin as a free man to talk about his brief stint in lock up.  They discuss what kind of drugs everyone does, what it's like to sleep in prison, the brutality of the prison industrial complex, and much more.  Plus, Collin talks about getting sober.  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 88 - Marine Intelligence Officer Frank McGovern

• September 16th, 2014

Frank McGovern knew, from an early age, that he wanted to be in the military.  It seemed super cool, but Frank wasn't gonna be satisfied with settling for a normal military career.  He had to be extreme, so he joined the Marines.  Frank talks to Collin about what led to his decision and what came about as a result of it.  They discuss boot camp, guns, women, being in shape, drones, and how Frank's unique experience with military intelligence led to his opinions on the NSA scandals.  Plus Collin talks about how exhausted he is just from doing some stand up and going to a concert.  Visit the website, www.awkwardmomentspod.com, and check us out on Twitter at @awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 87 - Make-A-Wish Kid Paula Ann

• August 27th, 2014

When Paula Ann was younger, her body was falling apart.  She had a weakened immune system, which made her allergic to everything and basically left the possibility of her living from day to day up to fate.  And, like many sick children before her, she was granted a wish by the good people at Make A Wish.  Paula sat down with Collin to talk about the experience of having your wishes granted, changing the wishes, living longer than anyone though you would, losing your parents, creating art with your body, and so much more.  Plus, Collin talks about a recent trip to a video store.  Check us out on the web at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 86 - Superdawg Dude Ben Ustick

• August 13th, 2014

Who doesn't like hot dogs?  Goddamn no one.  Well, probably some people.  This episode isn't for them.  Ben Ustick is one of the many people behind Superdawg, a Hot Dog joint in Chicago.  In fact, according to Collin, it's the BEST hot dog joint in Chicago.  Many celebrities such as Jeff Tweedy and Billy Corgan would be inclined to agree.  Collin and Ben sit down to talk about the decade spanning history of Superdawg, how to make a perfect hot dog the Chicago way, the record for hot dogs eaten at Superdawg, and much more!  Also, Collin talks about eating McDonalds while sober.  He doesn't recommend it.  Check out the podcast online at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 85 - Beatles Expert Dave Schwensen

• July 29th, 2014

According to Wikipedia, "The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960".  It's kind of weird that they bothered to make a Wikipedia entry for the Beatles, but I guess they're completest.  Point is, everyone knows and likes the Beatles.  But how many have actually seen them live?  Dave Schwensen has, and he has used his experience seeing The Beatles, and generally being a child of the 60's rock n' roll generation, to write two whole books about the lovable lads from Liverpool!  Collin and Dave sit down to talk about rock music, England, Germany, New York, Cleveland, live sound technology, being a kid, drugs, cultural revolution, and much more!  Also, Collin talks about his love of Wheatus!  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 84 - Men’s Rights Activist Phil L.

• July 9th, 2014

According to a lot of recent think pieces and blogs and other such stuff, we live in a time of an unparalleled emasculation  of the modern American male.  Still other people think that's a load of bullshit, and men continue to objectify and oppress women on an institutional level.  Jacob "Last Name Withheld" is a men's right's activist, which puts mostly in the first camp.  He believes that the rights of men are being infringed upon.  But the depth of his opinions may surprise you.  Jacob sits down with Collin to talk about the rights of men worldwide, how mass-murderer Eliott Rodgers was NOT affiliated with the men's rights movement, how Jacob feels about feminism, and much more.  Plus, Collin explains why he thinks people kill other people.  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 83 - Competitive Pokemon Player Brian Zachary Earl

• May 28th, 2014

Remember when you were a kid and you were into Pokemon cards?  For Brian Zachary Earl, that childhood never ended.  Brian was both a nationally recognized competitive Pokemon card player, and a very successful dealer of Pokemon cards himself.  Collin and Brian sit down to talk about growing up in a small town, discovering yourself, the allure of competition, turning your back on your passions so girls will talk to you, and much more!  Also, Collin talks about his memorial day trip to the beach!  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod,  and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 82 - 9/11 Truther Phil Jayhan

• May 14th, 2014

On September 11th, 2001, Islamic terrorists ran two planes into the World Trade Center, killing thousands of people.  Unless, of course, none of that actually happened.  Phil Jayhan is a man who believes that the official story about that day is a hoax, designed to control a scared population.  Collin drove over an hour away to sit down with Phil and talk all about it.  They touch on the motives, the planning, the role of the Bush administration, the long term effects, and much more.  Plus, Collin talks about setting up the interview and why we, as a society, have difficulty admitting we don't know things.  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend. 

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Episode 81 - Fire Fighter Chad Errio

• April 22nd, 2014

Fire fighters are true manly men, as the saying goes.  They're tough guys who handle their shit, and   Collin sat down with one, who goes by the name Chad Errio, and they talked all about it.  They also touched upon issues of growing up in a small town, raising a family, slaying that sweet 9/11 pussy and a bunch of other stuff.  Also, Collin talks about how people keep getting smarter, inexplicably.  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.  

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Episode 80 - Narcoleptic Sarah Albritton

• April 9th, 2014

Sarah Albritton sleeps a lot, sometimes voluntarily!  She has narcolepsy, which means that she has a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.  Collin copied and pasted that from Wikipedia.  Join Sarah and Collin as they discuss what this disorder has done to her life, and what it's like to never know when you're gonna pass out!  Also, Collin tells you about how much sleep he needs now a days.  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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