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Strong's adverture number one for 2023 was a trip to Puerto Rico. Sunny and 85 is always wonderful compared to the Midwestern US. What makes Puerto a great winter destination? That's discussed, along with the bad and the ugly of a second world country (territory).
Dolly Parton is much more than a big busted Country singer. She won hundreds of awards, written thousands of songs and earned hundreds of millions of dollars. She has crossed over from Country to pop, music to movies, entertainment to business. Scandals...none. Marrages, one. Listen here for more.
50 year radio veteran Brad Hildebrand discusses his new podcast radio concept, Podcastrr. It's talk radio with a podcast format. Radio is dead? WRONG! Radio is changing. Brad and Strong discuss those changes, what has happened and what is happening now. Hear it hear and on podcastrr.com.
I was able to bob and weave for two years, but the Covid finally got me. Where did I get it? How bad was it? What was the wonder drug prescribed by my doctor that took me from zombieland to fixing the dishwasher in 24 hours? Tune in here.
It's a Wonderful Life, the Frank Capra Christmas classic staring Jimmy Stewart was not a success initially. Strong discusses why. Also, Moscow feeds thousands of men into the Ukraine meatgrinder. How long will they take it? And, the worm turns on the Quiet Quitters.
Strong discusses three news topics including UFOs, Fission and the new world arms build up. Each are taking us in different directions at different speeds. Their progression may foretell the fate, or at least future, of the world.
You suck! How often do we say this? Actually, if you are honest, we all suck. But if I suck less than you, does that make me the winner? Who sucks most? Who keeps score? Isn't everything relative? Listen here to find out.
In 1981, Elvis Costello put out an album entitled Trust. Good album! But what does trust mean today? Today's world of spin, slight of hand and double speak makes you wonder. And before we damn government and big business, we should look in the mirror and ask, "Is our word truly our bond?" "Can others trust me?" Trust is everything, but today means little.
Kieran Gutting is a Financial Advisor with his finger on the pulse of the economy. Crypto Currency, I Bonds, T Bonds, Common Stock and Crypto Exchanges are discussed in detail. Common sense investments verses Ayahuasca dreams? It's your money.
Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy less than a week after a rival offered to buy it. How could that happen? If cryptocurrency is a legitimate tradeable currency, then why do they always look for dollars for start up? Or bailout? Is cryptocurrency the monetary vehicle of the future, of just the latest pyramid scheme?
Miriam Gutting came to the US from Ireland in 1963 to start the first Montessori school in St. Louis. An education pioneer, Miriam taught, managed and operated Montessori schools for decades.
The new UK Prime Minister is Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. Who is Rishi Sunak? How did he become Prime Minister and what is The Chancellor of the Exchequer? How the UK Parliamentary system differs, and is similar, to ours in the US are discussed here.
To say that Chuck Berry had a checkered past is being kind. Despite his immense talent and showmanship, Berry was involved with armed robbery, tax evasion, assault, sex with minors and filming women in bathrooms. Does this take away from his musical accomplishments? Listen here.
Inflation, inept government, poor stock and bond performance, the war in Europe. These are all reasons to frown. Life sucks and then you die? Not so fast. Lets compare today's western world to others and consider opportunities we may have overlooked or perhaps not realized existed. Is it really that bad? Maybe not.
The Long Form Podcast Format is used by The James Strong Show and by other podcasters. What is it? What does it mean? Today's podcast explains and actually follows the format by design. Ukraine, East Coast Travel and Roger Waters are featured. Curious? Listen!
Ever been to Waco, Texas? If yes, have you been recently? It's changed. For the better. No longer the sleepy cowboy town between Dallas and Austin, Waco has a cool, modern vibe that I really like. Details are discussed, along with highlights of my recent camping trip and a WSJ oped on who funds the quitters. All this in one podcast! Nifty!
Especially today, it seems like some of the biggest problems today shouldn't be so. Either they are made up controversy or controversy that should be easily solved. Today's podcast deals with four such problems involving beer, Muslims, CO2 and ID emblems. Enjoy!
As the Pandemic wanes, international travel resumes. And it's changed. Big time. New hoops to jump through, new rules to follow. New obstacles to maneuver around. And most have been implemented to serve the provider, not the traveler. Strong discusses and provides solutions.
Jo Schaper is a renaissance woman with three degrees. While she took out student loans, she also paid them back without bail out money. Her common sense solutions to the student loan bailout debate are simple and true. Strong and Jo discuss how to navigate the difficult waters of higher education debt.
From the caveman days to today, we have always had a supply chain. Disruption of that vehicle is nothing new. What makes it different today? What's the best work around? Listen here for the details.
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