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Nov 27 / Greg

Why Am I Chè Monique

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Chè Monique.  She was kind enough to don her human form to talk to me about her life as a mermaid.  On the surface it seems pretty simple, but as soon as you put a little time into it, you realize it is this extremely rich and nuanced culture…it seems most of the nuance consists of puns, so prepare yourself.  I was initially drawn to Chè because of this insanely inclusive community she’s developed called “The Society Of Fat Mermaids.”  In there is pure childlike joy being shared along with things I never expected to ponder like…what wigs are best underwater and how’s the foot pouch on this tail.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this enchanted conversation with Chè.
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Please show them some love on their socials here: https://linktr.ee/MermaidCheMonique, https://www.instagram.com/mermaidchemonique/?hl=en, https://societyoffatmermaids.com/. (thumbnail photo @your.roguephotography)
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Nov 20 / Greg

Why Am I Robin Douglass

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Robin Douglass.  She is a solopenure, an often speaker, runs support groups, and a quite successful podcaster.  She found her voice when she had a sudden epiphany at 54 “Holy cow, I’m a lesbian!”  While coming out late she realized that there was a lack of information and resources for this ever-growing population of folks.  So, she did what anyone would do, she dedicated her time and energy towards setting up a support system to save every single late bloomer LOL.  I honestly learned a LOT, but I suppose that’s why she does it.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Robin.
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Nov 13 / Greg

Why Am I Randy West

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Randy West.  He’s been a disk jockey, done musicals, infomercials, regular commercials, announced TV shows and games shows including The Price Is Right, and is also an accomplished author.  More than that he’s also a huge TV historian dedicating a lot of time to preserving pieces of our cultural history and a big chunk of nostalgia for me.  Randy is also extremely kind and giving of his time and knowledge.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Randy.
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Nov 6 / Greg

Fantasy Restaurant Ana Dee (Rebekka Blue)

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes.  Ana has my favorite kind of meal, alllll over the place.  This sounds like a meal I would put together, and she nails the landing on the desert.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Ana.
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Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Oct 30 / Greg

Ride Sharing Kansas City Kevin

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Ride Sharing.  I travel a lot for work and on my random journeys, and I have even more random conversations with my Uber drivers.  I thought these delightful little slices of life would be interesting for folks to listen to.  These are recorded in cars while moving, so get ready for some travel noise and turn by turn directions.  I did some noise canceling, but left in a bit(I like the atmosphere it creates).  Let me know if you like it or if you’d change anything(Greg @ GregSowell.com).  This trip was from the Kansas City Airport(MCI) to the Boulevard Brewing Company and my driver was a local named Kevin.
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Oct 23 / Greg

Fantasy Restaurant Thom Britton – FreakShow&Tell

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes.  Thom is on a mission to not only build an excellent meal, but educate us muggles at breakneck speed.  I may have to rewatch this a couple of times to make sure it can all sync in LOL.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Thom.
Youtube version here:
Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Oct 16 / Greg

Why Am I Thom Britton – FreakShow&Tell

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Thom Britton from Freakshow & Tell.  I’m not quite sure, but I think he may have sold me white gloves and a ketchup popsicle to go with them LOL.  He traveled with a freakshow at 16 where he learned not only to “talk” and “turn”, how to eat fire, and swallow swords, but also had some grizzled old men teach him how to dress nice, tie a time, and talk to girls.  It sounds like this kid from nowhere found a community.  He went on to create a unique show blending freak show with science, and using it as a vehicle to show folks a piece of his soul, to share who and why he is.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Thom.
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)