Episode 129 - MMA Fighter Ramy Daoud

• February 8th, 2017

Ramy Daoud is a guy who punches people in the head for a living.  Well, that's a simple way of stating it.  He's an athlete, and a pretty damn elite one - an MMA fighter with a great record and one hell of a left hook.  Maybe his left hook isn't great, but I liked the way that sounded.  Ramy grew up Muslim in the suburbs of Chicago, and he taught himself how to fight - and how to win.  He sat down with Collin in the dojo (actually a spare room in Collin's apartment, but it does have microphones) to talk all about fighting, faith, food, fucking, and so much more!  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, find Collin's stand up dates at www.collinabullock.com, follow us on Twitter @awkwardpodcast, and like us on Facebook @awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 128 - Infectious Disease Scientist Robert Baker

• February 1st, 2017

Interesting fact, the human body is a frail and vulnerable vessle that we're all trapped in!  A lot of stuff can destory a human body, such as bear attacks or chorizo burritos.  What scientisy Robert Baker studies are some of the nasties little organisms to ever wreck a human being, and otherwise - infectous diseases!  Things like small pox, ebola, the common cold, syphilis, and so very much more!  Robert has worked in some of the highest level diseases labs in the world, and he sits down with Collin to talk all about how to prevent the world's worst possible things from killing you!  Check out Collin's website at www.collinabullock.com, follow the podcast on Twitter @awkwardpodcast, and like the podcast on Facebook @awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 127 - Rape Victim Advocate Dama Alvarado

• January 25th, 2017

TRIGGER WARNING:  This episode contains copious discussion of sexual assault and trauma.  On January 20th of 2017, America inagurated an admitted sex criminal as president of the United States of America.  On January 21st of 2017, people marched on the streets in the largest protest in the history of the country, all to show their disgust for this man.  One of those women was Dama Alvarado, who has spent large portions of her life generously donating her time to helping women in dire circumstances.  She was a rape victim advocate, a medical rape victim advocate to be specfic.  After women had been sexually assaulted, she visited them in the hospital so they had at least one human being in the world soley devoted to giving a shit about their experience right in that moment.  She sits down with Collin to talk all about her experiences with sexual assault, trauma, politics, and so much more!  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, follow us on Twitter at @awkwardpodcast, and Facebook at @awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend!

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Episode 126 - Mob Soldier Anthony Buoniconti

• January 18th, 2017

Recently, Collin decided that he wanted to interview an MMA trainer.  It's a cool sport, people just beat the shit out of each other in a literal cage, Collin thought it would be an interesting interview.  So Collin e-mailed a local MMA gym.  The man who responded, and agreed to do the interview, came over and started talking.  And what came out of his mouth was a crazy odyssey of sex, crime, violence, fat guys in diapers, Jesus Christ and so much more!  This is one of the most unpredictable interviews Collin has ever done, with a man who has done a lot of things he regrets, and a number of things he doesn't, and has no problem talking all about it!  Check out the website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, follow us on twitter - @awkwardpodcast, and like us on Facebook - @awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.  

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Episode 125 - HIV Positive Man Evon Russell

• January 11th, 2017

Evon Russell is a gay, black man from Pittsburgh.  That put him at a significantly higher risk for HIV, stastically speaking.  And, wouldn't you know it, Evon had the unfortunate luck to contract the human immunodeficiency virus.  As you probably know, HIV is a virus that attacks your white blood cells and just generally fucks up your whole immune system and if left unchecked can eventually lead to full blown AIDS, which is even nastier.  Evon has been living with this diagnosis, and the implications there-in, for many years now and he sat down with Collin to talk all about health, sex, love, travel, race, and so much more!  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 124 - Cult Member Jordan Beninah Holmes

• November 2nd, 2016

In the bible, which is presumably a book you've heard of, Beninah was one of King David's mighty men.  Basically, a tough bad-ass kind of dude.  At one point he straight ups just kills a lion (Samuel 23:20).  A leader of a small cult in central Illinois prophesied that a child would be born, a great leader of men, and that child would be named Jordan Beninah.  A couple decades later, that child sat down with Collin to talk about being born into a cult, grappling with faith, suicide, death, murder, jerking off, and so much more!  Check us out on twitter at @awkwardpodcast, find us on Facebook at @awkwardmomentspod, and check out Collin's website at www.collinabullock.com.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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Episode 123 - Professional Gambler Nick Woolworth

• September 21st, 2016

How much money do you have on your right now?  Ten bucks?  A hundred bucks?  A thousand bucks?  Even more?  Nick Woolworth is a man who regularly had hundreds of thousands of dollars to his name, in cash and chips and other forms of currency.  And he made it all by games of skill, with a strong component of luck.  He was a professional gambler, and he made millions and lost even more in places as diverse as Lad Vegas and rural Minnesota.  He sits down with Collin to talk about poker, black jack, luxury, sin, odds, love, loss, and so much more!  It's a good one!  Check out Collin's website at www.collinabullock.com,  follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend. 

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Episode 122 - Eastern European Immigrant Simona Signoret

• August 31st, 2016

Simona Signoret is from Latvia, a small country between Lithuania and Estonia on the Baltic sea.  It is not Latveria, the fictional country Doctor Doom is from.  Collin makes that mistake sometimes.  When Simona left her home country, it was still under the auspices of the Soviet Union.  Soon after, the Soviet Union fell apart.  Simona sits down with Collin to talk about her memories of that time, her parent's impression of being Jews in the USSR, boobs, and so much more!  Check out our website at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.  

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Episode 121 - Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Patient Courtney Peterson

• July 20th, 2016

To quote Louis CK, "the meal isn't over when I'm full.  The meal is over when I hate myself."  To Courtney Peterson, that struggle with self control, and compulsive eating is a part of everyday life.  She used to weight damn near 300 pounds, until she decided to get a dangerous and invasive surgery to literally force herself to eat less.  She sits down with Collin, who has his own damn problems with food, to talk all about self-control, self-hate, self-aggrandizement, and so much more about ourselves!  Check the podcast out at www.awkwardmomentspod.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/awkwardpodcast, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awkardpodcast, and just generally enjoy people out in the world!  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend!

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Episode 120 - Nuclear Plane Mechanic Andrew Pauli

• May 18th, 2016

Andrew Pauli is not a normal guy, for reasons apparent at the outset of the interview and for other reasons that slowly begin to be revealed as the interview progresses.  He was in the military sure, and he worked on planes with nuclear capabilities.  Like, he's probably been in the same room as a straight up nuclear bomb.  He has feelings about his time in the military, and about all kinds of engines (including, perhaps most importantly, his own goddamn mind), and he sits down with Collin to dig into everything he's been through and where his head and his body are at nowadays.  Check us out on Twitter at @awkwardpodcast or on Facebook at awkwardmomentspod.  Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.

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