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18 Wheel Talk Podcast Show

Author: Patrick Heller

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What happens when you mix a 25 plus years Truck Driver and a retired after 7 years Truck Driver you add in some microphones, a mixing board, a computer and topics on Life and the Trucking Industry? You get 18 Wheel Talk! A podcast about life during and after the Trucking Industry and questions on Life in general. Hi I'm Patrick and along side my Blonde Haired Co-Host, Janet, our goal is to entertain you with a little humor on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Oh yeah and ways to succeed after life on the road too! "This ain't our Daddy's Industry no more"! So buckle up buttercup and hold on tight cause its gonna be one heck of a ride!
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18WT 005  On this Episode Janet and Patrick tell everyone how they came up with the name for the Podcast Show. They talked about how Patrick has been driving for 25+ years and how after just 9 years in the Trucking Industry Janet was forced to retire.The Love of trucking is in both of their Blood (how much diesel is in it?).  It is a Love it or hate it type of Life.  Whether you are an active Truck driver, a Bus Driver, or just have a Love of Driving, you will be able to relate to these two.  They discuss Loving your work and hating your job; other episodes and Patrick wanting to leave the business due to the massive changes coming to the trucking industry.  They talk briefly about how things have changed since "the virus" hit and how their living situation has changed.They go on and discuss how they are beginning to make money in other ways (not driving).  Much of it online, where you are able to work at any time of day or night.  Some of it is basically hands off if you have investment money and time to set it up.You begin to get a feeling of the chemistry and laughter that Truly flows between the two of these Co-Hosts and what makes them tick.  Hopefully you can learn something new even if it is just how to laugh.
18WT 004  Patrick talks about taking the Podcast Show in a new direction as he transitions out of the Trucking Industry and further into Entrepreneurship, Affiliate Marketing and other means of making money online. Patrick talked about how he and Ms Janet have had some personal issues going on in the Family life and all the changes going on with the Podcast Show. Patrick is unhappy with the way the Trucking Industry is heading so he decided to shift gears and learn more new ways to make money.  He also wanted to share his findings with everyone who might be interested in learning what he is teaching from his own personal adventures. 
 18WT 003   Join in the unique sounds of two brothers reminiscing as Patrick interviews his “Dear Old Brother” Scott, Vocalist and Cigar Box guitarist from Agape Blues Company in Upstate N.Y.  They discuss Scotts’ journey to the badlands of South Dakota where he went yet again to The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally where it was a balmy 68 degrees in August.  From there he took off to Las Vegas, just a floor above Hell and a mere 108 degrees.  His last stop this side of the Mississippi brought him to the studio right here two floors south of Hell in Beautiful 112 degrees and rising Phoenix.  His days spent here taught him what hot truly means.  In studio (air-conditioned, much to his delight) the two brothers talked about how his music began.  He was in church playing and wanted to minister to those outside the walls with his music.  So, he went back to his roots of Blues music, his first Blues band was Deep Blue Shag but was quickly renamed to Deep Blue Storm after much debate among the members.  At the time one suggestion was Agape Blues Company (which means God’s Love), however it was voted down.  When Scott decided to reach outside the church with his music, he reached out to the player in his old band that came up with the name Agape Blues Company for his blessings to use the name.  When Scott is writing new music, it starts with a snippet of an idea and grows from there.  He has even had to pull over on the side of the road while driving to write down an idea for fear of losing it.  He belonged to a song writing club for a while and the assignments given were just words.  The words had to be in the song and that was it.  The album “One Way” has several of those songs on it.  The song “Blues in Heaven” has the phrase “If morning never comes” that was the assignment.  The song used right here in our Podcast is called “One Sinners’ Prayer”, Scott talks about how that is about his Salvation.  When asked what his favorite song to play off the album is, his reply was “My Roots”, this is one where he wrote down on a road trip on the side of the road.  It is done in “Muddy Waters” Style.  This is also done with his two-string Cigar-Box guitar that he made and named “The Jesus Freak”.  He said it gets its’ own introduction on stage and is very unique to play.They have many Traditional hymns on the album that are done in Blues style that are called “Barrel House Hymns”.   The Heller Brothers continue the interview talking about inspirations, coffee, beer and even boilermakers to start it off.  This part goes more into cigar box guitars that Scott has made.  The first one was with their father.  There were two smoked salmon boxes and that is where he began.  Then his church was undergoing renovations, Scott asked the man in charge of construction, “Gunny” for a piece of wood.  After some negotiations and a promise of one of the two new guitars a deal was made and away he went with a large piece of wood.  The first one he made the neck too long on and had to cut it down to even be able to string it.  It is still about 2 ½” longer than a normal cigar box guitar and therefore it brings out a deeper sound.  It is known as a baritone guitar.   The guitar sat for over a year because he didn’t know how to play it.  He went to a cigar box festival in York, PA to get opinions on it.  There he got bit by the culture and the music.  He went home and prayed on it; some of the songs he made on it are “When I get to Heaven”, “He Loves You”, “One Step Closer”, & “Eyes of Faith”.  All different styles from punk to basic blues.  The brothers discussed how he played guitar when he was younger and then quit and came full circle to play again. READ MORE!
18WT 002   On this episode Ms Janet and Patrick talk about the use of in cab camera's in Big Trucks. They posted the question on their Twitter feed @18wheeltalk which stated "In cab cameras, does your company use them and how do you feel about it" to get the feedback from fellow Trucker's. The feedback was a 50/50 split between liking and not liking the in cab camera's and they also read some of the comments on air. The show was sponsored by Hellerazors who has items on their website for Breast Cancer Awareness just type BCA in the search bar and is also donating 50% of all net proceeds from now through October 31,2019 to Cancer research.   The music used in the show is by the Agape Blues Company whose music includes many original songs, Christian hymns and contemporary worship songs played in a blues style, as well as traditional blues music with Christian lyrics. They use both homemade and traditional instruments in creating our unique sound.  You can find info about the group here. A future podcast(s) will feature Scott Heller- vocals and cigar box guitarist from the group.
18WT 001   We take a behind the scenes look at the Blonde haired Bombshell Co-Host of the 18 Wheel Talk podcast show to see how she got started in the Trucking Industry. She tells us about her time in the Army, how she made money baking pies while being a manager of a V.F.W., how she went on to become a Hospitality Manager for a major corporation, how she went into the Trucking Industry and after approximately 6 years was retired after her tragic head on collision with another Tractor Trailer and now serves as a Health & Beauty Coach. We talk about many stories from her childhood to the stories only OTR drivers can talk about.  The show was sponsored by Hellerazors who has items on their website for Breast Cancer Awareness just type BCA in the search bar and is also donating 50% of all net proceeds from now through October 31,2019 to Cancer research.  The music used in the show is by the Agape Blues Company whose music includes many original songs, Christian hymns and contemporary worship songs played in a blues style, as well as traditional blues music with Christian lyrics. They use both homemade and traditional instruments in creating our unique sound.  You can find info about the group here. A future podcast(s) will feature Scott Heller- vocals and cigar box guitarist from the group.
Meet Your Host!

Meet Your Host!

2019-08-0212:19

18WT 000  An introduction to the man behind the mic, your podcast host, this is the background of one man who lives two stories south of hell and is living his dream or a version of it! Hear him Bitch about it, Talk about it and tell you how he came to live in Phoenix, and to drive that 18-wheeler the last 25+ years. This is his story, of life behind a wheelbarrow, welding and finally "Living the Dream" of life on the road. His chosen path has led him cross country, hauling many loads with little sleep and seen the regulations change over the years. Join him as he shows how he overcame challenges and talks to others and Bitches about it and Talks about it together.  The music used in the show is by the Agape Blues Company whose music includes many original songs, Christian hymns and contemporary worship songs played in a blues style, as well as traditional blues music with Christian lyrics. They use both homemade and traditional instruments in creating our unique sound. You can find info about the group here. A future podcast(s) will feature Scott Heller- vocals and cigar box guitarist from the group.
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