Episode 94 - White Supremacy Expert Ken Steele

• February 25th, 2015

Collin is a white guy, and statistically speaking so are most of the people listening to this podcast right now.  Ken Steele is a black man, and he's quite wary of the hold Caucasians have on the power structure of the world.  Ken believes that there is a conspiracy by various white supremacists in power to keep down African Americans, often to the point of out right murder.  He's an interesting guy who's not afraid to speak his mind, and Collin sat down to ask him all about race relations, black power, the police state, and much more.  Plus, Collin talks about one time a middle schooler didn't like his music choices!  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 93 - Professional Organizer Katie Marengo

• February 18th, 2015

The world is a disorganized place, and Katie Marengo is doing whatever she can to rectify that.  She's a professional organizer, which means she goes into spaces and helps people get their shit together.  Cleaning up closets, alphabetizing paperwork, whatever you need done - Katie is your gal!  Collin finds job to be utterly baffling, so he sat down with Katie to talk all about the intricacies of her job, and also about whether or not she would fuck James Gandolfini.  Also, Collin talks about trying to lose weight and how he will accept your nonsense words of encouragement!  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 92 - Ramen Chef Shin Thompson

• February 11th, 2015

In America, ramen noodles are thought of as a cheap food to be consumed only by the poorest and least discriminating of consumers.  Chef Shin Thompson of Furious Spoon in Chicago is one of a few food pioneers trying to change that!  Collin sat down with Shin at his new restaurant and they talk all about food, culture, race, sodium, God, and a bunch of other stuff!  Plus, Collin talks about the time his gluttony disrespected the Japanese people!  Follow Collin on twitter at @awkwardpodcast

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Episode 91 - HIV Researcher Andrew Cogswell

• January 28th, 2015

HIV stand for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and you've probably heard of it.  But there's very little chance that you know as much about it as Andrew Cogswell, who has devoted his life to studying the fatal virus.  Collin sat down with Andrew on his one day off in like two weeks to chat all about HIV, AIDS, cancer, sex, safety, and much more.  It's a fascinating, informative, often times uncomfortable conversation!  Plus, Collin talks about having a cold!  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com and follow Collin on twitter at @awkwardpodcast. 

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Episode 90 - Asexual Michelle G.

• December 5th, 2014

You probably enjoy sex.  Maybe you enjoy sex with someone of another gender.  Maybe you enjoy sex with someone of your own gender.  Maybe you don't believe in gender, and just wanna get fucked.  That makes you unlike Michelle G.  She identifies as Asexual, which means she isn't interested in sex with anyone or anything.  Collin, who is a noted pervert, finds this fascinating and contradictory to human nature as he understands it.  Collin and Michelle sit down to talk about all the various ways this lack of sexual attraction has changed her life.  Also, Collin talks about why porn is bad!  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

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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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