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Being “Just Dumb Enough” is all about being okay with yourself, and the situation you find yourself in, after you bring up a topic in front of a real expert.
My name is Colton Petry, I am the Host of the Just Dumb Enough Podcast, and I‘m your professional idiot.
The premise of the show is exposing the general listening audience to topics, careers, experiences, or lifestyles they may otherwise know very little about.
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At the end of last year I had a future concepts specialist weigh in on what he thought about the future of AI and robotics. People seem to have really enjoyed it, but it left me wondering: Is this only one side of the story? Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is ChatGPT, the most used AI language model in the world by a wide margin. It receives four times as many visitors as the second most popular and one hundred times more than the tail end of the top 10, totaling almost fifteen BILLION individual visits just last year. Today I'll be asking the world's most popular AI it's opinions on some of the same things we touch on in that episode, as well as what it thinks about some other highly important human topics. This is going to be a bit surreal, but keep in mind that I did not write the script for this episode. I simply asked question to ChatGPT and had the answers read by the wonderful Adam voice program over at ElevenLabs, which borders on human. There is no person on the other end of the call with me. It's just me and the soft glow of my computer screen in a thematically darkened studio. If this really is me talking that is... ( Www.chat.openai.Com   ( Www.elevenlabs.Io ) Let's see if there's a ghost in the machine! Having that "conversation" was quite the fun experience, but having a voice to reply to me really jumped the situation up a notch, and I could see how someone might interpret it as real if I hadn't already told you that it wasn't. On another note entirely, this show is currently being promoted by Podbean. I love the growth in listeners we get to see during this time, and also just how cool it is to say the show is a "Featured Podcast". The February rankings have some new updates: 1. The United States, still led by New York, Oregon, and California. 2. New Zealand! I think seeing it's first time as the second most popular country! Awesome! 3. Australia, just barely behind New Zealand and led by New South Wales. 4. Canada, with Ontario now leading Quebec.  5. England of The United Kingdom. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here next week for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
Now that the new year has settled in and people are starting to think about longer term goals, it's time to look for an expert who can help you reach those lofty goals. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Annie Margarita Yang. Annie was told by every professional in her life that she wasn't qualified for the job she wanted to do. But with sheer tenacity she scored the job in just seven days. Thinking it may be a a miracle, she tried to repeat the outcome and this time did it in only six days. With one more try, she got it down to just five. Now she works to help people either score their dream jobs or chase their passions with a thorough enough plan to still pay all of your bills along the way. So many people end up settling into a job that's just good enough. It pays ok, has some benefits, and the people aren't too bad. But what about the things you always wanted to do? Your dreams and aspirations shouldn't have to die just so you can eat. That's the mindset we are aiming to fix with some tips and perspective from this nice lady who has helped so many people do it. Sorry about the audio levels topping out in this interview. It's a whole technical problem that I couldn't solve without making our guest sound like she was speaking into a tin can. It's a single episode issue, but still a bummer to me. Anyway, Let's ignore the requirements! ( Www.AnnieYangFinancial.Com ) So it turns out that our society is just a numbers game? Want to get into that job field really badly? 50 applications a day. Want to win an award for writing? 50 applications to different contests. Want to have a bunch of new followers online? Pay a service to subscribe people to you. It bums me out a little, but it also does a really good job at bringing objective success that much closer by showing we are all on the cusp of succeeding. The February rankings have some updates: 1. The United States, led by New York, Oregon, and California. 2. Canada, with Quebec still leading by a little. 3. England of The United Kingdom. 4. New Zealand. 5. Australia, bumping Germany by just a couple listeners. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here next week for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
It's been a while since we've dipped our toe into the metaphysical pool. So today we're testing the waters of spiritual healing and the unseen threats which may worsen your already stressful life. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Edina Mauvana. Edina is a spirituality consultant, helping people from all walks of life find the right guidance to push through their darkest times to find the light. She's also an author and podcaster on top of that! We'll cover negative energies and the beings like Djinn that might be behind your most recent mental health slump. It's informative on multiple religions and philosophies while staying pretty neutral. ( "Into The Light!" on Www.Spotify.Com or Www.Youtube.Com ) Let's step into the light. Metaphysical interviews are always entertaining for me if nothing else. Even when I think I'm prepared, I rarely find them going how I imagined, and the people who speak on the topics are always so nice as well. I can't believe it's already February. Someone, I'm begging you, slow it all way down. Until that happens, new rankings keep happening: 1. The United States, led by New York, North Carolina, and Oregon. 2. Canada, with Quebec racing out front this month. 3. England of The United Kingdom. 4. Germany, led by Sachsen. Welcome back to the top, Deutschland! 5. India. Good to see you back here India. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here next week for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
What January would be complete without a topic addressing the extra weight we all seem to have? But this isn't exercise, it's not a diet, and it definitely isn't an expensive medication. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Dr. Chet Stringham. Chet has been in practice for almost 3 decades now, and has come across a discovery that both makes sense and challenges general practices: Obesity is largely caused by stress. Don't lose hope, I know stress can seem impossible to get rid of, but it is possible to reverse that. And none of us are in it alone. 70% of Americans are overweight, not obese, but still overweight. That's a really high number, because it means only 1 in 4 is maybe healthy. And the data he shares is pretty extreme in some cases. ( Www.ChetMD.Com ) Let's lose stress and weight! I'm not a doctor, not do I play one in a radio show, but I would still advise working out and a semi-decent diet alongside the life changes we've discussed today. Both are good for your long term mental and physical health aside from just the loss of weight. The top country rankings are the exact same as last week, so no update needed. I'll put it in the show notes if anyone cares to look: 1. The United States, still led by New York, Oregon, and Illinois. 2. England of The United Kingdom. 3. Australia, with Western Australia now taking over. 4. Canada, with British Columbia staying at the top. 5. New Zealand. That's it for this month! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
If you go down to the local gas station or smoke shop, you'll likely see a large and brightly colored sign advertising the availability of a product with an strange name. An herbal supplement promising to not only take away your pain, but also get you high. And, in most places, you could buy it without any form of ID. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Cynthia Girman. Cynthia has been an epidemiologist and biostatistician for decades, which makes it all the more unusual that one day her son overdosed on a substance that she'd barely heard of before: Kratom. There's no easy or punchy way for me to summarize the multitude of failures we discuss in this interview, but it runs the gamut from simple greed to complete government failings. I get a lot more personally involved in this topic, and tell a story about my personal life, which is usually something I steer clear of. Let me know if it actually improves the show for you, or if you'd rather I stayed the enigma that I am. But, while I'm talking about personal experiences:  you should all really consider getting blue-free lights and/or changing you light habits. I noticed a difference when I made the shift after last week's episode spooked me.  ( Www.WingsOfPeacePress.Com ) Let's please, for the love of all mankind, not do kratom! I don't know what more we could say to convince you. I sincerely hope you aren't planning to use Kratom in any form until it has enough safety and  regulation. The top country rankings have shuffled a little bit: 1. The United States, still led by New York, Oregon, and Illinois. Although I do see California and Florida creeping up from behind. 2. England of The United Kingdom. 3. Australia, with Western Australia now taking over. 4. Canada, with British Columbia staying at the top. 5. New Zealand, now beating Ireland. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
Would you believe me if I told you that the screen of the computer or phone you are viewing this episode from is making you fatter? What if I were to inform you that the overhead lights in your home and workplace were increasing your risk of breast cancer and depression? Unfortunately, both of those are true statements, plus many more shocking facts as we'll learn with my guest today. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Dr. Martin Moore-Ede. The good doctor was previously a professor of Harvard Medical School before he left academia in search of a solution to the problem he was seeing: The devastating effects of our current LED lights on the human body. After 250 separate scientists confirmed Dr. Moore-Ede's theory, he set out to invent a new lightbulb that won't harm you... and he succeeded. It's a fascinating interview about a thing we really take for granted, and I know I learned a lot just listening to him. A little heads up that the guest side of this conversation is not necessarily the audio quality you may be used to, but I've done what I can to help and you'll adapt pretty quickly with that wonderful brain you've got. ( Www.TheLightDoctor.Com ) ( Www.Soraa.Com ) Let's light it up! I'm personally picking up a couple of these blue-free LED lights because I'm usually up quite late working on this show, and I'd like to not develop diabetes or cancer because I like to see in the dark. The top country rankings have updated a bit: 1. The United States, still led by New York, Oregon, and Illinois. 2. The United Kingdom, with England way out front. 3. Canada, with British Columbia taking the lead from the normal powerhouse province. 4. Australia, with New South Wales holding it's spot. 5. Ireland tied with New Zealand. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
We've all seen statues in our lives. Be it small enough for your home garden or big enough for Madison Square Garden, someone was hired to make them. And today, I've got the man responsible for many of the country's greatest bronze sculptures. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Mike Major. Mike is an artist of many mediums with decades to back up each brush stroke and chisel. He even has 14 published art books if you can believe it! But by far his works which impress me the most are his sculpture. Standing leagues above the average person, these giant figures give me pause whenever I see them. I've wondered for so long just how something that colossal could be made, and today I got my answers! We also discuss just how hard it can be to make art full time, and the things Mike has done to make it a whole lot easier on himself. ( Www.MikeMajor.Com ) ( Amazon Book Link: https://a.co/d/2wcmROa ) Let's shape history! And thank you all for listening! I hope everyone's new year is going well, despite the things I see in the news.  The top country rankings continue marching onward: 1. The United States, led by Oregon, New York, and Illinois. 2. The United Kingdom, led by England. 3. Australia, with New South Wales barely in the lead. 4. New Zealand. I have no further data on where, but if a listener emails me I'll include their home town or wherever as the place. 5. Canada, with Ontario out front. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
There's no version of me that want's to be in a hot, sweaty room with strangers telling me what I'm doing wrong. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Nicole Byars. Nicole owns a yoga studio where she specializes in teaching trauma informed yoga. It's much more about getting back in touch with all of the parts of you that you have numbed over the years, with none of the unpleasant sweat box environments or physical contact with others. I actually think I'm going to try it a bit after having done this interview, because I think we all sort of fall out of sync with ourselves overtime, even if it's just a tiny bit per week, month, or year. ( Instagram: @NicByars ) ( Www.NicoleByars.Com ) ( Www.TheHonestYoga.Com ) If you can't hear it, I'm sick again! This time with RSV. So I hit the respiratory triad just in time to see 2023 ride into the sunset. I also figured you want to hear as little of this voice as possible, so I'm doing a regular episode and I'll do the wrap up on 2023 after the interview is over if any hardcore fans actually want to hear that. Let's get back in touch with our bodies! This is the first episode of the new year. Hopefully it's the the tip of the inspiration iceberg for those of you planning to better yourself this year! As promised: The 2023 Just Dumb Enough rankings: Top 10 Episodes/Topics: 1. Near Death Experiences 2. An Afterlife 3. Refreaming Discrimination 4. Psychedelic Medicine 5. Dieting Correctly 6. Working Dogs 7. Modern Caveman Brains 8. Life in a Cult 9. Pole Dancing 10. The JFK Assassination What a list of glowing recommendations from your fellow audience members if you haven't checked any of those out! Top 10 Countries: 1. The United States, still under half my total audience, with the champions being Oregon, Texas, New York, California, and Illinois in that order. 2. The United Kingdom, led by England and Scotland. 3. Australia, with Victoria and New South Wales easily taking top spots. 4. Canada, with Ontario and British Columbia dominating the others. 5. Germany, with Bayern and Hessen narrowly claiming victory. 6. Sweden, with Stockholm and Skane out front. 7. New Zealand. 8. India. 9. Iran. 10. Ireland. Congrats to 2023's big winners! I hope I get to see all of these places and their cool people some day! That's it for this week! Have a great first week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for another new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
I think my brain still lives in the days when I went to school: where scouts and recruiters showed up to see a high school game and assess talent with their own eyes. But that hasn't been the case for many years, and the fact is that you or your kids might never meet face to face with a scout even in they're invited to an excellent program. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Jeff Howell. Jeff is a man of many hats, and one of those is Athletic Recruiting; specifically at the college level. The information is still valid at all levels, but his bread and butter is working with student athletes attempting to get athletic scholarships. We also break down how to build a highlight reel with no experience and minimal equipment, plus the different NCAA divisions and what that means for a person looking for a school that fits their needs. ( Www.JeffHowell.Me ) ( www.ncsasports.org ) Let's get scouted! This is the last episode of the year. I can't believe we're already here. My brain is so unprepared I'm even rhyming apparently. Anyway, the next episode will have a 2023 retrospective including looking back at the last year as a whole. If you want that and another episode: let me know with  a quick email to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com since I know it's probably not everyone's cup of tea.  The final-ish December rankings are: 1. The United States, still led by New York, Oregon, and South Carolina. 2. The United Kingdom, led by England but followed closely by Scotland. 3. Germany, dropping down a spot but held up by Berlin. 4. Canada, with Ontario dominating the other provinces. 5. New Zealand, beating Australia in a total upset right at the end. That's it for this week, this month, and this year! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here next year for a new episode! Until the next episode, pretty please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
The Vietnam War is one of those things in history that I think we all have a general idea about. But, even having family members who served, I still had a lot of misconceptions coming into this expert interview. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Robin Bartlett. Robin was a Lieutenant in the 1st Cav and completed over 50 helicopter based assaults. He  shares not only his extreme experiences in combat, but also the changes in life going to Vietnam and coming back from it to a world that wasn't necessarily happy to see the troops return. He's got an excellent book out now if you're interested in more. You might notice also my extra gravely voice in this interview, I was still very sick when we recorded. ( Www.RobinBartlettAuthor.Com ) Let's welcome these soldiers home! I know war topics aren't the cheeriest topics, but it's an important reminder to reach out to the people in your life who might otherwise have a very hard time feeling like they can reach out for help. We're halfway through the last month, so here are the updated rankings: 1. The United States, still led by New York, Oregon, and South Carolina. 2. Germany. losing ground, but holding the spot. 3. Canada, rocketing up the chart thanks to all of the wonderful Ontario listeners. 4. The United Kingdom, led by England. 5. Australia, with New South Wales responsible for them staying on the list at all. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
I don't think any career path in military infantry is more associated with killing than a sniper. But how close to reality is that perception?  Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Johnathan Taylor. JT was a Marine Scout Sniper with multiple tours of duty in the Middle East before shifting to a job working with the Department of Veteran's Affairs. His experiences overseas paint a picture you may not have considered before, because it's not the primary focus of action movies. And maybe that contributes to the attitude that distance from a horrible event is proportional to the amount of mental trauma one develops. But that's a crazy thought to have! Join me as we learn more about this! ( Www.ScoutSniper.Org ) ( Www.MagicMind.Com/Dumb 20% off with Discount Code: DUMB20) Let's find a hidden position! Thank you all for listening. I know we covered a lot of stuff there, but I hope everyone takes what JT said to heart when he said "trauma is trauma". It really doesn't matter how you developed it, so long as you can remember that it's just as valid for you to have it as anyone else, and that you seek help. "It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility." Especially going through these seasons where having a little helping hand can make all the difference. Speaking of the season, it's almost halfway through the last month, and things are looking promising behind the scenes. Here are the updated rankings: 1. The United States, led by New York, South Carolina, and Oregon. 2. Germany. Still battling the US for number one! With Berlin topping the internal leaderboard. 3. The United Kingdom, with England now way ahead of the others 4. Australia, desperately holding on thanks to New South Wales. 5. Canada, almost back from the dead! Led by previous powerhouse Ontario. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
How long would you last in the untamed wilderness if you found yourself completely naked? Personally, I'd last somewhere between dying of dehydration on day 3 and getting eaten by a mountain lion in hour 1. But my expert today has done it for over 200 days without needing to be rescued. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is EJ Snyder. EJ may be better recognized by his nickname "Skullcrusher" or from his numerous appearances as a fan favorite on the hit Discovery Channel show: Naked and Afraid where he has the longest total time naked in the wilderness, the most successes, no tap outs, and all as their oldest contestant. He has also trained army rangers and been an instructor for the legendary SERE school. All in all, you will not find a better candidate to discuss how to survive with little to no gear... including clothing. He's literally the #1 ranked survivalist. ( Www.EJSnyder.Com ) ( Www.MagicMind.Com/Dumb 20% off with Discount Code: DUMB20) Let's try not to die in the woods! What a guy and with so many cool stories. So what do you think? Do you have a decent shot at survival? Or does your outdoor resume have as  many gaps as mine does? We've made it to the end of the year, though I can't believe how fast we've gotten here. So here are the new, and strange rankings: 1. The United States, led by New York, South Carolina, and Texas. 2. Germany. Upsetting everything by taking the number two spot and threatening to win against the US for number one! They are led by Berlin 3. The United Kingdom, with England maintaining a small lead over Scotland. 4. France... tied with Ireland. what a shake up this list has been so far. 5. Australia, with Queensland responsible for their place on the list. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
I know in the states we just had Thanksgiving and everyone is gearing up for Christmas. So what better time to drop a quick episode that embraces the power of random acts of kindness with a Christmas themed twist? My guest today is Beth Dessen Duffy. Beth, along with help from her family, wrote the book: The Christmas Tree That Changed The World. Yes, she's an author and also a CEO, but most importantly to her: she's a mother. So when she saw kindness missing in the education curriculum, she stepped up to teach a lesson that kindness can be found in the everyday, in ways that incentivize everyone from adults to toddlers. ( Www.MagicMind.Com/Dumb 20 to 56% off with Discount Code: DUMB20) ( Www.ChristmasTreeofKindness.Com ) Let's earn some ornaments! If you want a really easy act of kindness that will change my whole world, leave a quick review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. It takes just a couple seconds, helps this show find even more people who will enjoy it, and tells me I'm doing an okay job. These are the last few days of November, so the rankings look pretty secure: 1. The United States, led by Oregon, New York, and Iowa. 2. Australia, with Western Australia trying to overtake New South Wales. 3. The United Kingdom, with England clearly winning. 4. Germany, now led by Hessen. Overtaking Canada in a total upset of the norm. 5. Canada, barely hanging in there and led by British Columbia. Everything okay Canada? That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
I used to think it was impressive when I saw people posting pictures from a day hike up their difficult looking local mountain. But my expert todays makes those hikes look trivial and those mountains look like bunny slopes. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Ethan Gallogly. Ethan is one of those guys you'd see with the funny backpacks doing way better than you on any given trail you decide to hike. But he's not just making you look bad on day trails, he's out here hiking places like the John Muir Trail which takes a month to complete if you can even manage that long! He explains the not so secret secrets of an experienced backpacker, along with all of the most common beginner mistakes that I know I would certainly make myself. If you want a fantastic trek experience without all the discomfort, I also highly recommend "The Trail a novel". It's been an incredible success in online sales, Amazon rankings, and at major writing events. The audiobook is incredibly well done, and that's coming from someone who's very picky about his audio. This episode is also brought to you by Magic Mind. That's our lovely new sponsor, but more on that later. ( Www.MagicMind.Com/Dumb 56% off Discount Code: DUMB20 ) ( https://www.amazon.com/Trail-novel-Ethan-Gallogly-ebook/dp/B09J1YSRL1 ) Let's get on that trail. What do you think having heard all that? I don't really want to spend all day exercising and all week camping, but I do really want that introspective experience that Ethan talks about. I also want to thank the sponsor who paid for this episode. It's not often I take on paid ad reads, but this company really lined up with my values and didn't give me any form of script. They just said, talk about the product in your voice, which is a total gamble knowing the way I ramble and the dumb things I say constantly. Check that out through the link in the show notes if you think it's at all interesting. The more people who even just look, the more likely they are to keep paying the show. We're just over halfway through November and the rankings have barely changed at all: 1. The United States, led by Iowa, Oregon, and New York. 2. Australia, with New South Wales killing it. 3. The United Kingdom, with England still out front. 4. Canada, with British Columbia now beating Ontario. 5. Germany, still led by Bayern. Which no one told me I'm pronouncing wrong. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
Given that 25% of all adults have a fear of needles, the choice to be voluntarily stabbed seems like an odd one to many. And while tattoos have become popular in the past decade, acupuncture has existed as a documented medical treatment for over 2,ooo years, with other evidence pointing to it's first use over 8,000 years ago! Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Tsao Lin Moy. With experience in massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine, Tsao-Lin Moy gives an expert breakdown behind both the spiritual aspects, as well as the hard science of these mystified practices.  I'll tell you now it's not as many needles as your thinking. ( Www.IntegrativeHealingArts.Com ) Let's get stabbed to feel better. I hope you all learned as much as I did. It's a weird side effect of doing these interviews, and maybe the same for you all listening to the shows, that I become way more open to the idea of going in for acupuncture. It's almost ironic that I've never considered it given the fact that I have paid several people to stab my body thousands of times to get tattoos. So maybe I'll find a place nearby that will only stab me 20 times and report back on the experience. We're almost halfway through November and here are the updated rankings: 1. The United States, led by Iowa, Nebraska, and Oregon. I'm not sure why the sudden spike in the Midwest states, but that's super cool! 2. Australia, with New South Wales dominating all other combined. 3. The United Kingdom, with England still out front. 4. Canada, with British Columbia and Ontario tied. 5. Germany, battling head to head with New Zealand and led by Bayern. Someone tell me if I'm pronouncing that right. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
We're all familiar with famous movies that show the machines taking over earth by force. With over two decades of experience, my military specialist today discusses if that really is how our world ends. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is J. L. Hancock. Jim, as he allowed me to call him, spent twenty years as a cryptologist working his way up to senior advisor over future concepts and innovation for military special operations. That's a whole lot of technical terms I didn't understand and wouldn't expect you to either. However, Jim does an incredible job presenting profoundly complex things in a relatively simple way. By the end of this  episode, I know we'll all be Just Dumb Enough to understand why the rise of the machines isn't our biggest concern. ( Www.JLHancock.Com ) Let's hope I don't get arrested for publishing government secrets. I would hope everyone is going to leave this episode feeling much more skeptical about the interactions and news that they see pop up online, but the truth is that at least a couple listeners were probably scrolling through Facebook or Twitter during the episode. It's a scary thought to realize we are our own worst enemies when it comes to information, but you really can't take a hands off approach to the world existing all  around you. Speaking of that wide world, it's November and here are the new rankings: 1. The United States, led by California, Ohio, and Texas. 2. Australia, with New South Wales already taking a lead. 3. The United Kingdom, with England out front. 4. Canada, with British Columbia barely at the top. 5. Ireland, just barely edging out South Korea. That's it for this week! Have a great week, a great weekend, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
Show Announcement

Show Announcement

2023-11-0202:37

Basic announcement for the fans about show scheduling and behind the scenes updates. If you've ever thought about coming on the show, now is as good a time as any! Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com and tell me what you'd want to talk about! I love having listeners on the show, and it's always a ton of fun! Stay Dumb!
Anyone who has had someone close to them receive a cancer diagnosis, which is unfortunately most of us, knows how distressing it can be. But what's the proper response? Do you turn inward and keep it a secret? Or are you supposed to rely entirely on others? Luckily I have a couple of experts today with knowledge from both the diagnosed and the caregiver sides to help us figure it out. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guests today are Nancy Rugart Plummer and Robert Rugart. This mother and son duo have almost over a half dozen experiences with severe cancers in their family, with Nancy being one of the only people to have survived Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer and Metastatic Brain Cancer in the world. That's not to say it was ever an easy journey, but they learned a lot having to go through the process more than once. Now they're on the show to pass along the critical lessons learned along the way, and share how you can apply the same steps to your everyday life. ( Www.BecomingTheBestU.Com ) Let's not just win, but conquer. I know episodes with these topics can be hard for some to listen through. Hell, I've had good friends tell me they just won't listen to certain episodes because of the content. And that's understandable, but I hope those of you who did listen could tell that this was nowhere near the doom and gloom that occupies the treatment space sometimes. It was a lot of laughs, with a couple great people, and we crammed a lot of learning into a three-quarter hour segment. Lastly, it's the end of October and rankings are as follows: 1. The United States, led by New York, California, and Oregon. 2. The United Kingdom, with England dominating the chart. 3. Canada, with New Brunswick suddenly overtaking all the others. 4. Australia, with New South Wales firmly out front. 5. Ireland! Beating Germany and New Zealand for a last minute win! That's it for this week! Have a great weekend, a spooky Halloween, and I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
There's a lot of ADHD news out in the internet. It's becoming a much more common and accepted diagnosis, which is fantastic when we're talking about advocacy. But what has been very misleading is this message that people with ADHD can't be focused long enough to be successful. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts.  My guest today is Vaughn Granger. Vaughn is an entrepreneur (one of the hardest words to spell in the English language) who specializes in men's clothing. He's also a loving husband, caring father, avid coach, and full on addict to the way businesses problems get solved. He also introduces some key "pillars" that once established have kept him functioning at a high level, despite the world pushing back against him. Vaughn is also just one of the coolest dudes I've gotten to meet, and it was a pleasure having him. We did run into a couple connection issues doing this interview mobile, but you'll have to tell me what you think of the edit. I'm trying a new thing to normalize quality on the whole file so that it doesn't sound jarring going back and forth. ( Instagram @VaughnGranger ) Let's get unconventional. What a blast, and a short interview to balance out the last long one. Check out more from Vaughn and try to implement those pillars in your own life. It can make a big difference just to see your every day through a different lens. Anyway, the mid-October rankings are as follows: 1. The United States, now led by New York, Oregon, and California. 2. The United Kingdom, with England at the top. 3. Australia, still run by New South Wales. 4. Canada, with Ontario taking back it's maple scented crown. 5. Germany, climbing back into the top 5. That's it for this week! Have a great weekend I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
There is something about seeing performative violence on stage that has captivated audiences since the very first plays some 2,500 years ago. But the dramatic actions taken either on stage or on screen obviously can't be real, right? I mean... obviously most plays don't end in a real murder, but what about the rest? Just how much of what we watch is pretend? Also I do apologize for the delay of the episode. I've been gravely ill as you can no doubt hear and without power, which has been a blast. Welcome to the Just Dumb Enough Podcast. A show that acknowledges no one is always an expert, by dispelling misconceptions with real experts. I'm your host as always Colton Petry. My guests today are Brittany Holdahl Donahue and J. Oliver Donahue. This husband and wife combo are the founders of Argent Combat, a training center for some of the coolest of yet most misunderstood of skills: Stage Combat. The three of us are pretty open during the interview about what nerds we are, but how awesome is it that you can go to a place and learn sword fighting, knife play, and unarmed combat training without actually hurting your partner. And that's a theme you'll notice throughout the episode; this practice can give you so much more than a showy new trick. It can help you in a swath of other ways, like communication with those close to you, a better understanding of yourself, and so much more. I hope you'll stick around for one of the most fun recording sessions I've had to date, with two absolutely incredible people. ( Www.ArgentCombat.Com ) Let's get (kind of) violent! I know this was a long one, but honestly I just had fun hanging out with these two incredible people. I hope you enjoyed that as well! I also think there is something so almost ironic about picking up a weapon to reassure oneself that they'll not do harm again. It's almost poetic. Anyway, the October rankings as of now: 1. The United States, led by Washington, Ohio, and New York. 2. The United Kingdom, with England now firmly at the top. 3. Australia, led back to the top 3 by New South Wales. 4. Canada, with Alberta just barely edging out Ontario. 5. Bulgaria, still hanging in with the top 5 for now. That's it for this week! Have a great weekend I'll see you all back here for the next episode! Until the next episode, please do all the things to help the show: rate, review, like, and subscribe.  Reach out to DumbEnoughPodcast@Gmail.Com or on any social media if you want to reach me personally. Most importantly, Stay Dumb!
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Colton Petry

You should definitely respect my totally unbiased review and listen to this awesome show!

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