Author: Chad Smart

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 63: RUNNING WITH DEPRESSION

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 63: RUNNING WITH DEPRESSION [ 37.18 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (92) A special bonus edition of Positive Cynicism this week. @chadsmart after running his first half-marathon talks with @kevinhunsperger (a veteran of multiple 5Ks, a couple half-marathons and a full marathon) about the experience. During their conversation, chad talks about his reasoning for doing the half-marathon at his age and with no prior running experience, the decision to raise funds for St. Jude Children Hospital and how depression affected his...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 62: POLITICON 2018

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 62: POLITICON 2018 [ 43:06 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (291) With the midterm elections quickly approaching, @chadsmart ventures into the convention halls to experience his first PolitiCon. Speakers from all sides of the political spectrum take over the Los Angeles convention center to share their thoughts on the current political landscape. Chad samples a little of everything. From reasons why not to be a liberal to #MeToo to former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken moderating a discussion with conservative fireball Tomi Lahren, no topic was left unspoken. What...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 61: SOUNDTRACKS

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 61: SOUNDTRACKS [ 1:02:36 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (206) “Ain’t it funny how a melody sounds like a memory. Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night.” Eric Church sings those lines in his song “Springsteen.” While he was referring to how a song makes him think back to a concert, music can also spark the memory of a movie. When used correctly, songs become married to specific cinematic scenes.  In this edition of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and Eric Bennett discuss the different ways music is used in...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 60: NFL 2018

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 60: NFL 2018 [ 47:38 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (135) A new month brings a new co-host to the Positive Cynicism family. @chadsmart is joined by Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) for a new monthly series. What the series will cover is still being determined.  The first installment does have a focus. Chad gets to show off his lack of sports knowledge as he tries to discuss the current state of the NFL. Thankfully Travis has enough knowledge to spread around. Topics include surprises through the first three weeks of...

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POSITIVE CYNCISM EP. 59. WONDER WHY: ROB BASE

POSITIVE CYNCISM EP. 59. WONDER WHY: ROB BASE [ 1:16:07 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (153) Drop the Beat. In this edition of Wonder Why, we’re kicking it old school style. Taking it back to the streets of Brooklyn as @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb break down the history of Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock. The two rap pioneers hit the Top 40 chart with the infectious crowd-pleaser “It Takes Two” in 1988.  Personal issues and a changing musical landscape are two reasons the rap duo may have only had one chart hit....

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