Friday, December 30, 2016

66 - Resolve to Do it Now

  • Don't wait for the New Year to change. Do it now.
  • Time is commodity
  • All decisions are economic
  • Developing a routine
  • Learning the language

Friday, December 23, 2016

65 - Our Projects for Next Year

  • We delve into seat saving etiquette.
  • Who else feels awkward when you open a gift in front of someone else?
  • Projects for next year. Rod's going to build a gift wrapping room, Ward's going to paint a truck.

Friday, December 16, 2016

64 - Because You Like the Love Boat

  • What knowledge is important? Are there subjects we can skip to focus on something more important. Do we need Pythagorean's theorem or the formula for a circumference of a circle?
  • Do kids have it easier? 
  • Shielding them doesn't protect them, it makes the ignorant.
  • Kids need failure.
  • Teen dating. How do you meet girls? 
  • Don't focus on having a girl say yes. Focus on getting rejected five times a week.

Friday, December 9, 2016

63 - Lots of Balls

  • NaNoWriMo Updates. Ward is done - 50,675
  • Ward's truck door handle is fixed and he made a centerline finder.
  •  Eric mentions man-scaping
  • We provide advice on extensive family gift giving and whether you can travel during the holidays instead of visiting family

Friday, December 2, 2016

62 - Throw a Housewarming Party

  • NaNoWriMo Updates. Ward still hasn't finished.
  • Eric is getting lots of Santa letters on Instagram. Why? He owns the uspostffices handle where he photographs post offices.
  •  Casey Neistat is done vlogging on Youtube (but he isn't done with Youtube)
  • We provide advice on house warming parties. Everything you never wanted to know
  • We wrap up with Eric's dream of a hot dog reviewing Instagram page

Friday, November 25, 2016

61 - Imagining a 6 Party Political System

  • There are 6 political parties in the U.S. - Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, Constitution. We discuss each of their platforms.
  • NaNoWriMo Updates

Friday, November 18, 2016

60 - Improve the Process

  • NaNoWriMo
  • Blogging
  • Election thoughts
  • Eric's solution for rioters
  • Complacency - Why you shouldn't become complacent, how to change it
  • A lesson in grammar and definitions

Friday, November 11, 2016

59 - Throwing Crocodile

  • The looming election
  • We'll podcasts exist in a week?
  • More halloween
  • How Ward made his costume
  • Cubs Win the World Series
  • NaNoWriMo 2016
  • The dumbest things we've done
  • Car talk
  • Mandela Effect
  • Berenstain Bears

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

57 - Crisis of Faith

  • What a restaurant needs to do. You can forget my food, provide terrible service, but don't do this.
  • Personal responsibility
  • The Walking Dead trolls the world with the season 7 premiere
  • Shows that write themselves into a hole
  • It's a Cubs-Indians World Series. Home field advantage and the DH rule.

Friday, October 21, 2016

56 - Do You Still Beat Your Kids?

  • The main topic is discipline, punishment, and spanking children.
  • Ward still wants to make an arcade cabinet even though he knows he doesn't need one.
  • NaNoWriMo is soon approaching in November. It's time to write a novel.
  • Eric discusses his plans for Short Film Production with little people.
  • Are spoilers really that big of a deal? 

Friday, October 14, 2016

55 - Pants Wearing Expectancy

Dream vacations. Where do you go, what do you do?
What separates a vacation from a visit is if you're expected to wear pants more or less than half the time.

Ward's clown costume is progressing.

The benefits of having a truck, washing cars, and scooter law.

Friday, October 7, 2016

54 - Drive a Piece of Crap

Do we listen to our own podcast? Sometimes!

A little bit on Halloween including Slender Man and Twisty the Clown.

Go Pros, drones, Rasberry pi, oh my. We want them. Rod may have the greatest app idea ever. We are bound not disclose but he recounts contacting an app developer.

Should we have a main topic every week? We'd like to but that takes effort.

What's a reasonable yet sporty car that isn't too old or expensive to repair.
Will the results shock you? No.

Friday, September 30, 2016

53 - AOL Still Exists?

Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer passed.

The presidential debates are happening as we record. Check out our wild speculations after the fact.

After watching Fox's Pitch, Ward and Rod discuss women in sports.

Why do we rate things 5 stars if anything less than 5 is a fail? Make things pass/fail!

We also touch on parenting and music from our youth.

Friday, September 23, 2016

52 - A Zombie Post-Apocalypse World

Gas prices are on the rise! The end of the world is nigh!

Rod revisits North Carolina's HB2. Does McCrory have a terminal illness? Does this explain the madness?

Former baseball player Mitch Williams is not going to win coach of the year awards any time soon. Ward reviews what led to his current lawsuit againsnt MLB.

Eric on the allure of van living.

Who doesn't want to live in a post-apocalypse zombie world? By that token, Eric reveals he's planned ahead just in case The Purge happens.

Profiling versus discrimination.

Friday, September 16, 2016

51 - Let Us Pander to Netflix

It's been fifteen years since 9-11. We remember where we were and how we see it now.

Tim Tebow is playing for the Mets. As Ward predicted, he isn't going to fully commit as he's keeping his broadcasting job.

Kaepernick donated money to bolster taking a knee, while Megan Rapinoe doesn't even the the chance while at the Washington Spirit.

Print journalism is on the decline and Ward's has a fix that's difficult to implement.

What direction should our movie podcast take? We're aren't against pandering to Netflix, but Youtube and comedy is the route to take if we just want to gain the broadest fan base. We've got too many ideas and not enough time.

Friday, September 9, 2016

50 - Home School Cool

What's the deal with flag burners?

A couple fakes a trip to Mt. Everest. We try to determine why.

Vox media did a survey on self driving cars. We discuss the concept, how long it will take to make a difference and whether we want to trade up to autonomous cars.

Our big topic is home schooling. We invite Nicole, who has been home schooling for four years. We talk why, how, and look at various schooling options in a very civil discussion.

Friday, September 2, 2016

49 - Max 500 Dollar Dog

We open the episode discussing what baseball stadiums we've visited. Ward just saw his first major league baseball game in person.

Eric finally started Stranger Things. It's Netflix's best show.

How much would you pay for your pet's health. Ward proposes a sliding scale based on age. Eric says shoot them.

Have you seen the Netflix movie XOXO? We recommend you don't.

If Netflix paid us to make a podcast would we review their movies higher than they might deserve? Two unequivocal yeses, one dissenter.

Colin Capernik makes a stand by sitting down.

Friday, August 26, 2016

48 - Everybody's Is Little

We start off proving the old adage that there's no such thing as a free meal. Ward sat through a smoke detector presentation for a free meal.. Ward and Rod both share their free vacation to be sold on a time share stories.

Crime is high at Wal-mart. We speculate as to why and how it should be fixed. This dove tails into Wal-mart versus small businesses.

Eric solves another world issue with a flat rate welfare proposal. Ward and Rod decline to comment.

How long should you date before getting engaged? How long should you be engaged before getting married?

Is there such a thing as soulmates?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

47 - Eric Solves World Issues

Stories of nervous sweats, A-Rod's release, HULU, the Rio Olympics, Eric's trip, Eric's quick takes on the topics he's missed, and his plan to build a Guatemalan wall.

Friday, August 12, 2016

46 - The Criminal Element

Ward and Rod discuss the virtues of being prompt and the detriments of being late, and then delve into the Rio Olympics.

We also discuss a forty year fugitive recently arrested in our city. Do you ever stop being paranoid, and how do you pull that off.

A county employee was arrested for embezzlement, and we wonder how that escalated and is there any way it could be justified.

Friday, August 5, 2016

45 - Registered Voter

Updates on Ward's batting cage and pitching machine saga.

Rod talks about the voter laws for North Carolina, and Ward asks at what point are you taking advantage of a lifetime warranty.

Friday, July 29, 2016

44 - Got to Get Them All

It's baseball! We discuss Chris Sale's fit over a jersey, Ken Griffey Jr.'s induction into the hall of fame, the speed of the fastball.

What's this Pokemon Go frenzy?

Ward has too many S-10 trucks. Take them away.

Friday, July 22, 2016

43 - Practice or Talent?

We debate the merits of natural talent and discipline. How far can each one take you?
How far should you push children?

Rod and Ward share sports stories from high school.

Friday, July 15, 2016

42 - Rebel Flags

Rod explains the difference between Britain, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and England, just in case you don't know.

Is the Confederate flag offensive? We reach an obvious conclusion.

Rod and Ward also discuss the tragic events of the past week, the Dallas shooting and the two men killed by police.

Friday, July 8, 2016

41 - NFL Contracts and the Death Penalty

Happy July 4! How do you celebrate?

NFL quarterback Andrew Luck just signed a record contract. Is it too little or too much? We discuss whether contracts should be performance based.

We've both reversed our stance on the death penalty in recent years. Find out why.

Friday, July 1, 2016

40 - Texas & the Supreme Court

Are phones planned for obsolescence? It sure seems like it when my phone breaks the month my contract expires. The Supreme Court made a ruling on the Texas abortion case.

Friday, June 24, 2016

39 - White Privilege

We talk about Brock Turner, the Stanford student that got a ridiculously lenient sentence for rape.

We also cover the NBA championship,  how the court system is rigged, personal responsibility, and it's not my fault syndrome.

Remember the woman that sued McDonald's for coffee that was too hot? Ward sets the record straight as to why that is NOT as ridiculous as it sounds.

Friday, June 17, 2016

38 - The Gun Problem

How do local television stations generate revenue? We don't know but we speculate.

The events that transpired in Orlando are terrible. Is it a gun problem? How does the country prevent mass murder? Ward and Rod fall on opposite sides of gun control.

We watched Sixteen Candles recently and were surprised and displeased at how the film depicted women and minorities.

Friday, June 10, 2016

37 - Swipe to the Left for Craiglist

From internet safety and password managers to ebay and craigslist, we've got your back. Also, brand loyalty and Eric finds the first mouse in his house.

Friday, June 3, 2016

36 - Star Trek vs Star Wars, Zoo, Magazines

A new Star Trek series is on the horizon.
If you had to pick a side would it be Star Wars or Star Trek?

Watch out at the zoo. Media, mayhem, or negligence?

Would any president be worthy of Mt. Rushmore with how much we can find out about them? And who is the most handsome president?

Does anyone still read magazines? Some of us do!

Ever watch Whose Line is it Anyway?

Friday, May 27, 2016

35 - Windows 10, Sports Stadiums, Instagram

Ward complains about Windows 10 forcing installs and sports teams extorting money for stadiums.

Did you realize how hard it is to take one photo every day?

Rod regales with a story that hits every man a little too close to home.

Friday, May 20, 2016

34 - Odor Punch, Civil War, Nude Beach

Rougned Odor punched Jose Bautista in the jaw. Is fighting part of baseball? What's the point of all these safety rules?

Captain America: Civil War is here and it's awesome. Which super power would we pick?

Eric's been to a nude beach once, and he had a great encounter.

Friday, May 13, 2016

33 - SPOOKY: Ghostbusters and Ghost in the Shell

How did we miss talking about the Ghostbusters movie trailer? It doesn't look promising. This is Ghostbusters in name only.

Ghost in the Shell is being remade as a live action movie for 2017 starring Scarlett Johansson. While there is some criticism with using a caucasian actor due to the Asian source, the studio responded they plan to make her look Asian in post production. What?!

Monday, May 9, 2016

BONUS - Don't Buy My Car

Rod has troubles trying to buy a car. Consequently, Ward used to sell cars.

Friday, May 6, 2016

32 - The Man - A Frank Discussion

We discuss some of Ward's recent projects including a courtyard project that a contractor actually built. Why is it rare for cool things to get built?

We also talk about how to discuss race and how race affects mindsets and interactions.

Have you ever tried to buy a car? Rod has, and the car salesman wasn't making it easy.

Friday, April 29, 2016

31 - NC HB2

Rod is our special guest this episode. We discuss North Carolina's HB2. The law that restricts transgender bathroom use.

Then the conversation shifts to a variety of topics all over the place. You don't want to miss it. Something for everyone.

Friday, April 22, 2016

30 - Feel the Bern

Ward corrects a political gaffe made last episode. It's difficult deciding on the least terrible candidate.

Friday, April 15, 2016

29 - Politics, Kids, Passions

We are back! Last episode we didn't know what to do with this podcast. Now, we're going to forgo a formal outline and go where life leads.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We Are Back!

Fridays on the Fly is back.

It's been three months, and we miss this podcast.
Look for a new episode this Friday. We recorded last night without an outline or script. We just started talking.

I don't have the time to edit each episode to the same degree as before. That means you may hear some caustic language that burns your ears. You may hear some rambling and filler words, and false starts.
You should revel in it because it's real.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

28 - The End of This Podcast

We knew we needed to talk about improving this podcast, little did we know that we would decide to cancel this podcast mid-episode. It was not an easy decision, but it's the right decision.
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