Author: Chad Smart

Positive Cynicism EP 50: Comic Con 2018 Preview

@chadsmart is joined by new monthly co-host Eric Bennett to discuss the hype surrounding this year’s annual San Diego Comic-Con. With the largest gathering of pop culture fans preparing to descend on San Diego for five days, Chad and Eric breakdown who, or what, will be showcased with panels and displays. The bigger factor though is who won’t be soaking up the sun this year. With no major Disney, meaning no Marvel and no Star Wars presence will this year’s Con be a let down for fans who bought tickets months in advance. Or does this open the door...

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Positive Cynicism EP49: Do Something Positive

Positive Cynicism EP49: Do Something Positive [ 21:36 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (53) Episode after episode, @chadsmart has encouraged listeners to “do something positive.” What happens when he’s forced with an opportunity to follow his own advice? That’s the crux of this episode of Positive Cynicism.  A chance run in with a homeless man has Chad questioning if he’s capable of doing something positive automatically or only when he has time to process the situation first. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own...

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Positive Cynicism EP 48: Wonder Why; Autograph

Positive Cynicism EP 48: Wonder Why; Autograph [ 1:28:23 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (115) Another month, another edition of Wonder Why. This month, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the career of 80’s hair metal band, Autograph. Opening for Van Halen and scoring a top 30 hit with their debut single, “Turn Up the Radio,” Autograph looked poised to make it big on the charts in 1985. Unfortunately, their success peaked with the first single. After the first album, Autograph continued to record throughout the 1980s releasing two more albums before the band...

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Positive Cynicism EP47: Question Everything; Greg Mehochko

The latest Question Everything features the Jittery Monkey Podcast Empire’s Godfather, Greg Mehochko.  @chadsmart and @thehooch36 discuss the origins of the Jittery Monkey Network, Nebraska sports, and superheroes among other topics in the longest Positive Cynicism to date. Don’t forget. @chadsmart is running his first half-marathon in October. Click here to make a donation. www.jitterymonkey.com @NerdsUnitedShow @my123cents @kevinhunsperger...

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Positive Cynicism EP 46: Dealing with Depression

Positive Cynicism EP 46: Dealing with Depression [ 1:07:22 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (175) Positive Cynicism EP 46: Dealing with Depression Awareness of mental health issues such as depression and bipolar disorder is currently on the rise. In the past, such disorders went either undetected or were simply disregarded as an excuse for erratic behavior. @chadsmart fit into this category. Inspired by a blog post from professional wrestler @GentlemanJervis Cottonbelly detailing his battle with depression, Chad knew it was time to confront what was becoming a too frequent occurrence. Joined by...

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