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TMIPod w/ Shawn Arnold

Jun 2017

Ep. 12 - Chadwick Boyd

Television and film host, cookbook author (many times over), brand and marketing expert, and my personal go-to mentor for food projects, Episode 12 features Chadwick Boyd.  Having appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, & cable networks cooking with the likes of Art Smith, Harry Connick Jr., Trisha Yearwood, Dolly Parton and the crew at Good Morning America, as well as appearing at movie theaters all over the country with his Reel Food segement, Chadwick has become an ambassador for the joy of food and cooking all over the country.  We'll discuss how food takes you to places of great memories, the exploding area of food telelvision, and chasing your passions in life.  Also, we will play a fun game where I give Chadwick a chance to tell you great ideas for spicing up common dishes.  If you love food, you will love this one!  Enjoy!

Find Chadwick at, his Chadwick Boyd Facebook page, and @chadwickboyd on Twitter.

Intro - A Postcard (From The Edge Of The World) by Wes Yoakam/Big Atomic from the album "4 Star Explosion". Available on iTunes

Jun 2017

Ep. 11 - Gareth Asher

One of the most honest and thoughtful musicians I have ever known joins me for Episode 11.  Gareth Asher is a man that reveals his soul through his life as much as through his music, blazing a path through the universe completely of his own design and pace, all while inviting as many people as are willing to join him.  Over some number of glasses of wine, we'll discuss the strength of his family, covers vs. originals, learning life lessons, singing with idols, tattoos, snack foods, how I'm a dick, and, most importantly, how we all get to contribute a verse to the amazing song of life.  Enjoy!

Find Gareth at and @garethasher on Twitter.

Intro - I Release by Gareth Asher & The Earthlings, from the album "Here We Are". Available on iTunes.

The Host Is An Idiot Note:  Bismillah is an Arabic word meaning "in the name of God".  Scaramouche was what I was thnking of (the mime/clown character) when I was talking about Bohemian Rhapsody.  Sorry I'm dumb!

Jun 2017

Ep. 10 - Terry King

One of the first women to win a World Series of Poker bracelet, one of the first women to deal the Main Event at the World Series of Poker, and one of the crew running with Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Unger, Johnny Chan and numerous other poker legends in old Las Vegas, Terry King joins me for the podcast.  We discuss a different era in poker, the television boom, how the community has changed, and what it was like spending her entire life around the game and the titans that helped it become what it is today.  Enjoy!

Intro - A Postcard (From The Edge Of The World) by Wes Yoakam/Big Atomic from the album "4 Star Explosion". Available on iTunes

Jun 2017

Ep. 9 - Vikki Locke

Joining me is the co-host of one of the most popular and longest running radio shows in Atlanta history, Vikki Locke from Steve & Vikki on Star 94.  We'll talk about the radio biz, getting suspended for pranks, the power of women, sexism in the workplace, changing your name, consuming pop culture, guys sending pictures of their junk, outing a cheater, Vikki's media company, and positive energy.  Also, VIKKI SAYS A SWEAR WORD!  Enjoy!

Intro - Deathbed (Na, Na, Na) by John Faye/IKE from the album Parallel Universe.  Available on iTunes

May 2017

Ep. 8 - Steve Barnes

Co-host of the iconic The Morning X on 99X in Atlanta, Steve Barnes joins me.  Radio personality, filmaker, actor, marketing guru, and the founder of Barnes Creative Studios.  We discuss going after your dreams, Clutch driving, technology, Trump's helicopter, drones on cruise ships, cassingles, strangers thinking you are a jerk and....  Pokemon.  Wait.  What?!?!?  Pokemon?!?  Yes.  Pokemon.  Enjoy!

Intro - Deathbed (Na, Na, Na) by John Faye/IKE from the album Parallel Universe.  Available on iTunes

May 2017

Ep. 7 - Wes Yoakam

Professional musician and Jedi when it comes to all things sonic, Wes Yoakam joins me for this podcast.  If you love music, you'll love this one.  We dicuss arpeggios, the right way to bang on an acoustic guitar, overactive piano players, significant musical moments, artists we love, technology we hate.  Oh, and Duran Duran.  Enjoy!

Intro - A Postcard (From The Edge Of The World) by Wes Yoakam/Big Atomic from the album "4 Star Explosion". Available on iTunes

May 2017

Ep. 6 - Judd Blau

The President of the Village of Deforest, Wisconsin (that's the Mayor, for all you southern folks), musician, sales manager, and dad.  I spend some time with Judd Blau talking about modern politics, The United fiasco, country music, playing in bands, Taste of Madison, and most importantly, his son Justin whipping cancer's ass.  Enjoy!

Intro from John Faye/ IKE

May 2017

Ep. 5 - Mercer University - Why I #BearDown

As my school launches it's Inaugural Orange and Black Give Back Day of Giving on May 3, I reflect on how Mercer is a part of my identity, what hapened to make this so, and why it's important to support where we came from.  Bear Down!

Apr 2017

Ep. 4 - Jeremy Lopez

My good friend Jeremy Lopez, or The Podfather as I like to call him, joins me for Episode 4.  The man that got me started down the podcasting road and I reflect on: podcasting, why we love it, how easy it is to get started, passive aggressive behavior, how I think I'm a coward, our favorite movies and directors, and much more.  Enjoy!

Also, check out Jeremy's podcast, and find him on Twitter, @LopezRadio

Intro from John Faye/IKE

Apr 2017

Ep. 3 - Kenny Leon

Tony Award winning director, True Colors Theatre Company Founder, and one of the most inspiring people I've ever known.  I spend some time with Kenny Leon talking about the theater, race in America, our roles as human beings, winning awards and beating the odds.  Also, the following celebrity name drops: Angela Bassett, Bill Nunn, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Latanya Richardson, Tory Kittles, Anthony Mackie, Tupac Shakur, Clint Eastwood, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Puff Daddy, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and more.

Please check out Kenny on Twitter and Instagram, @iamkennyleon

Intro music from John Faye/IKE

Apr 2017

Ep. 2 - Scott Little

My dear friend and supremely talented musician Scott Little.  We'll discuss gearheads, Sun Studio, John Mayer, smoking weed with Willie Nelson and Tone Loc, songwriting, how bands are like cooking but not baking, the state of country music today, our Mamas, and a whole lot more.  The intro and outro music is the song Boots, Bottle, and a Bible from the Scott Little Band's forthcoming album Wine, Women, and Song.  Enjoy!

Mar 2017

Ep. 1 - Why In The World Would You Do This??

Podcast.  I'm doing one.  It's more than just free time.  There are reasons.  I hope those reasons resonate.  But even if they don't, I now have recordings of me talking!  So...  WINNING!  This episode is about that why, and what I hope to accomplish.  Hope you enjoy!

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