As a freshman college radio DJ at Villanova University I came across an album by a new band called Over It. They fit right into my wheelhouse at the time and their music became a staple on my radio show on WXVU. The song '80's Movie Antihero' became one of our 'greatest hits' over my four year career.
I continued to follow the guys in Over It, even booking them to play a show at Villanova. A show where they opened up for Tiffany. Yes, that Tiffany. As time went on, the band dissipated and some of the guys started a new project called Runner Runner. When that wrapped up, Nick Bailey discovered that he could make a career out of his love of songwriting.
That leads us to today's conversation. I caught up with Nick for the first time in probably about 10 years, if not more. We talked a bit about Over It, Runner Runner and what the transition to songwriting has been like. I also ask if we'll ever be blessed with an Over It reunion.
I hope you enjoy the conversation with Nick Bailey.
One of the biggest issues I've had with the Wellness Community has been the sort of 'all or nothing' approach to things. So many of the popular faces in the culture preach an idea that you need to completely remove the troubling or bad things in your life. For example, they'll tell you to be happy you need to remove all stress. That's just not realistic, or healthy. Stress is a natural part of our lives. The better way is to learn how to manage the stresses we face. Learn how to determine how much of it we take on.
Dr. Elissa Epel has been studying stress and its impact on the body for years. She's just published a book called 'The Stress Prescription: 7 Days To More Joy and Ease.' I had a chance to catch up with Dr. Epel to discuss stress, how it's evolved over time and how we can better manage it in our own lives.
As we kickstart a new year, I wanted to think back on 2022 and discuss some of the wins, losses and what I've got coming up for you in 2023. Looking forward to another great year for the Adult Education Podcast!
Enjoying and respecting the outdoors is not exactly a skill that's being preached to our young people. There's this great big world out there at our fingertips, but we're all more concerned with what's happening on Instagram and in our email. I know, this sounds preachy. I don't mean it to be that way, but I think it is important for us to get outside more.
I spoke with Linda Akeson McGurk about her new book 'THE OPEN AIR LIFE: DISCOVER THE NORDIC ART OF FRILUFTSLIV AND EMBRACE NATURE EVERY DAY.' The Nordic people have an immense respect for the outdoors and they understand how we live within the natural world. There also are a lot of health benefits that come from spending more time outdoors.
I really enjoyed this conversation with Linda and I'm glad it will be my last interview of 2022. I think it's a great way to go out!
I first met the country duo Everette back in 2018 just a few short months after they became a band. They were out on the road doing what is known as a radio tour. Basically an artist travels around the country visiting radio stations to introduce themselves. We grabbed dinner and I walked away excited to see what these guys would do.
Brent and Anthony started to gain some momentum but then, like all the rest of us, they were stopped in their tracks by the pandemic. Instead of letting that get them down, they took the time to look deeper into what they were doing and what they hoped to accomplish. It was a time of reflection that has led to what I think is their best work yet, the new album Kings Of The Dairy Queen Parking Lot Side B.
In this episode of Adult Education we talk about how the pandemic shifted their perspectives, as well as how the band got together and how a little time apart made them realize how much they needed each other.
I love sleep. Wait, let me try that again. I LOVE sleep. I think I love it because I never get enough of it. My primary job is as a morning radio host, so I'm waking up at about 3am every day. I don't think I've had an 8 hour night of sleep in 15+ years at this point. I miss sleep.
It was a few years ago that I realized how important sleep really is to us. Sure, we all know that we feel better and more alert when we get a good night of rest. But there's so much more to it.
This week's conversation is with Dr. Aric Prather. He's a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. He's also the co-director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center. He's been studying the sleep habits of people for many years and has now put everything into a fantastic new book titled 'The Sleep Prescription: 7 Days To Unlocking Your Best Rest.'
We chat a lot about the book, but we also dive into things like the positives and negatives of sleep aids, napping and how it's so much easier to get more sleep when you're single and unattached. I hope you enjoy!
As doctors and scientists do more research, we're finding out more and more why a healthy gut and microbiome are super important. Not only does gut health impact our overall health, but it can help us fight off diseases and other sickness.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan has become one of the leading voices in spreading the word about gut health. She's written 4 books, her latest being 'The Anti-Viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens From The Inside Out.' That's what we're chatting about today. How can a healthy gut help you fight off diseases such as COVID, and how certain things you're putting into your body may be working against you.
We all have a favorite HBO show. For most it's The Sopranos. Personally, my favorite is Tales From The Crypt and it continues to break my heart that the show is not available on HBOMax.
But for all the love we have for the programming on the network, do any of us know how HBO came to be? How did it start? What were the philosophies behind programming decisions?
On today's episode of Adult Education, I'm speaking with journalist and author John Koblin. He and Felix Gillette teamed up to write a book titled 'It's Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO.' This book has everything you could ever want to know about the network from its successes to its failures. I find the story to be fascinating and I hope you enjoy the conversation.
So glad to have Adam Doleac on the show this week. I had the chance to meet him a couple of times over the last few years. I became a fan right out of the gate. I love his voice and his energy.
Adam just dropped his debut album, 'Barstool Whiskey Wonderland.' We caught up about his life growing up in Mississippi, his early connection to Jameson Rodgers and our thoughts on the current state of the music industry.
Please enjoy my conversation with Adam Doleac!