The Less Than Obvious Podcast
By Jim McDonald
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Think about a time when you followed your gut and made a choice that was less than obvious to everyone but you. Maybe you were nervous, but you had the courage to throw everyone's advice out the window and push forward into what seemed right. Or maybe a time when you someone else's less than obvious choice, and you had to live up to the trust they've put in you. What happened next? Were you a hero…or did it all blow up in your face? Were lessons learned or did it ultimately mean nothing? Jim McDonald (former co-host and producer of the PowerCast and an MBA) talks to the well-known and the unknown about those pivots toward a less-travelled road, how decisions were made, and how it all turned out.
||ExplicitBrian Crall Can Spot Comedy | S1 E9||Brian Crall founded the Sacramento Comedy Spot, but that’s not really what he originally intended on doing. The comedy theater itself now offers shows six nights a week and classes in improv, standup, and sketch comedy four nights a week. It’s the..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Romaniello: Clarity, Identity, and Beating Back Depression | S1 E8||This episode contains a frank discussion -- in adult language -- about real issues like depression, suicide, relationships, and sexuality. It may not be suitable for all ages. “Rational decisions don’t always work out for me.” New York...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Beech and the "Be Daddy First" Doctrine | S1 E7||Mike Beech is Matt Vincent’s partner in HVIII Brand Goods, but that’s not his most important job. He’s a stay-at-home dad keeping with the demands of raising three young kids, while his wife works as a physician. He talks about his past jobs in...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Fahey's Lack of Sensible Quit | Inside Westside vs the World | S1 E6||Several years ago, Michael Fahey approached me with an idea. He wanted to make a documentary about Westside Barbell. I did my best to talk him out of it, but luckily I didn’t succeed. (I also offered some encouragement along the way.) It took quite...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Silent Mike” Farr & Omar Isuf – Two-headed Coin | S1 E5||Momma’s Boys Podcast partners, Mike Farr and Omar Isuf take a minute to get serious about the decisions that took them out of the paths they found disappointing or tedious…and into what? Mike broke up with his one true (sports) love, and Omar left..||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Tims: Blue Collar Leverage | S1 E4||Can you finance a life filled with travel, hanging with friends, and racking up cool experiences with the kind of job you can get without a college degree? If you do it right, you can. John Tims did some research, took some chances, and figured out...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJacob Ross – Leaving Texas and School Behind | #3||Jacob Ross was working on a Master’s degree with his sights set on getting a PhD in neuroscience in his home state of Texas. A fateful phone call lured him to a dramatically different life in Chicago training athletes…professional athletes....||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Reynolds Beats the Rule of 80 with Starting Strength | #2||Matt Reynolds was a high school teacher and football coach who was ticking off the requirements to become a principal. Eventually all the boring, non-competitive stability--and the crushing math of the Rule of 80--made him realize he wanted more from...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Spencer and the Lure of Political Muscle | #1||Ryan Spencer decided that the best way to follow up his outstanding high school experience was to return…as a teacher. Not just any teacher. The COOL teacher. A last minute internship pulled him toward politics instead and changed his life forever....||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLess Than Obvious Podcast Trailer 1||Coming soon -- The Less Than Obvious Podcast! This is a podcast about points that our lives turn on...especially the ones that are less than obvious at the time. Think about a time when you followed your gut and made a choice that was less than...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Glad to have found this podcast
Was curious as to why I haven't heard of any Powercast updates in the past year. Sad to hear the split, but I think this may be the best option! I've only listened the fifth podcast so far but it is a lot more focused, there aren't a lot of tangents. Jim's method of delivery and side explanations are absolutely fantastic, and really sort of mirrors of the style of Raz from NPR. Excited to see where this goes!
Original, sincere, and passionate!
Jim McDee has always been an original content creator and great conversationalist when it comes to the podcast game. He brings great content and information about those who genuinely care about the industry.
- Big Dan
Love the theme and way little detail facts are introduced after some good points are made.... Look forward to listening to many more episodes