Fortyish 54 – 5 Things About Being An Adult That Are Surprising

Admittedly, it’s been a few years since Stephanie and Dan have been considered “adults”, but all these years into it, they had never considered things that were just not quite what they expected. They found that there was more there in common and suspect that these are very common things among the 40ish crowd.

Rusty Satellite 207 – Rev. Joe Phelps and Drew Curtis

Both Joe Phelps and Drew Curtis are leaders of large groups of followers, in totally different worlds, and demonstrate their leadership in smart and thoughtful ways. And both are critical of Gov. Matt Bevin.

Phelps, the pastor at Highlands Baptist Church, told me he never sought publicity, but instead was presented with an opportunity to help solve an enormous problem — the plight of those who live in the West End who face the possibility of violence entering their lives every day. Phelps is all about inclusion and has reached out to the black community, befriending Rev. Kevin Cosby and leading talks about race.

Which is why he was so upset, publicly, at Bevin’s appearance in Louisville and his suggestion that prayer groups are the answer to the escalating problems in West Louisville.

Curtis, the founder of FARK.com, lives in Versailles and operates the hugely successful web site that showcases¬† absurd and unusual news stories, all submitted by members of the FARK community. We talk about his run in the Governor’s race, and why he felt compelled to do it. He’s got a new book coming out next year, and was in town to talk with members of the Louisville Digital Association.

The news is full of absurd stories involving local officials — including the Metro Council President’s fistfight at a football game. Councilman Dan Johnson has now threatened legal action against the women who accuse him of fondling and indecent exposure. And Sen. Morgan McGarvey is the latest sensible state politician to try to push Kentucky into the 21st century by suggesting that it’s time to pass medicinal marijuana legislation.

There’s plenty more in this all-star episode of the Rusty Satellite Show.

Fortyish 53 – Summer Vacation Fever!

Summertime is in full swing so Stephanie and Dan talk about their favorite things from childhood vacations, including a harrowing story of survival from Dan. Then they go to the street to talk to a few people about what vacations were like when they were kids and what trip they need to take before they leave the Earth. Words of wisdom is back with several from their new philosopher, Carl Jung.

Rusty Satellite 206 – Zack Pennington and Tara Bassett

This week Rusty learned that axe-throwing is a sport, or at least a challenging game, with Zack Pennington, one of the partners in the new Flying Axes venue in NuLu. Zack explains that the new business is the first of its type in Kentucky and one of only a handful in the U.S. The Clay Street facility features plenty of room for axe-throwing, and of course beer.

I’ve known Tara Bassett since the early ’90s, when we helped launch a TV show featuring homebuilders. Since then, she’s enjoyed a number of media stops in her career, and today hosts shows on Crescent Hill Radio. Listen in as she discussed the personal story of her work with Bridgehaven Mental Health Services. And, you’ll learn she really loves dogs.

Three stories in the news got my attention this week — Gov. Matt Bevin called out those who criticized his prayer plan for the West End by saying that his opposition “hates God and this Administration.” My favorite councilman, Dan Johnson, stands accused of dropping his drawers in front of a women in a parking lot. And the long-awaited U of L audit reveals details of financial mismanagement that are worse than what we expected, revealing James Ramsey as the mastermind of manipulating the media.

In better news, the Cards are in the College World Series, and U2 is playing a concert at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Friday. And don’t forget it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. Join me for a very interesting Rusty Satellite Show.

Fortyish 52 – The Bella Of Louisville

Dan’s away so the ladies play! Stephanie brings in former guest host Kim Inge of the Seeking Balance Podcast to mark the 52nd episode of the show. They invite Bella Portaro Kueber to sit and chat and talk about her super successful Louisville blog, www.bellaoflouisville.com, where you can read up on love, life, and Louisville. Bella became an “insta-mom” and shares her story.

Rusty Satellite 205 – Steve Eilers and Pai Charasika

It’s an exciting week at the Rusty Satellite Show as I welcome in two of the city’s most interesting people. First up is Steve Eilers, a local musician and close friend of the late, great Tim Krekel. This Saturday at Saints Steve and more than a dozen other musicians will host a CD release party. The CD is a tribute to Krekel’s music, performed by his friends, available to the public for the first time.¬† Listen in as Eilers recounts the making of the songs eight years ago after Tim requested Steve start the project just weeks before his death.

Pai Charasika’s enthusiasm is a sure selling point for Sippin, a new app designed to help you find some new friends with similar interests. Pai says the new company’s special sauce is an algorithm that helps match people, though he’s quick to remind me that it’s not a dating thing.

Also on the show, I tell you about my son Luke’s interest in the news, how nationally-renowned singer Bryson Tiller (a fellow Iroquois HIgh grad) is giving back to his hometown, and news that the city is getting a new Dave & Buster’s. Also, you can hear about the surprising recruit for U of L basketball, and how the baseball team could earn another College World Series trip at Patterson Stadium this weekend.

Fortyish 51 – 23 Adult Truths

After a mixed bag of “adulting” talk (including a pretty cool idea for a #40ish event) and discussing the passing of time via children growing up and leaving home, Stephanie and Dan revisit the well-worn list of “23 Adult Truths” to see if they really apply in life.

Rusty Satellite 204 – Amy Attaway and Stephen Reily

Rusty visits two of the most interesting people in the Louisville arts scene as summer gets into full swing with plenty of things to do in Louisville.

First, I went to ArtSpace to catch up with Amy Attaway, who is busy getting ready for the premiere of another season of Shakespeare in Central Park. I learned that the ‘Ville has been doing a production of this type longer than anyone in the nation, and almost stumped Amy by asking for a relevant quote from Bill S.

Amy, a native Louisvillian, never thought she’d be able to ply her craft in her hometown, but she’s thriving in her job at Kentucky Shakespeare and helping operate Theatre 502, which is also premiering a new play. And, Amy fills in as a news reader on WFPL.

There’s no double duty for Stephen Reily, the entrepreneur who has taken over as interim director of the Speed Art Museum. We last spoke to Reily when he was running for Metro Council, not knowing that ultimately he’d be asked to take over one of the city’s thriving arts organizations.

Listen in as Stephen discussed the latest exhibit, the collection of photographs he’s collected over the years that focus on life in the South. He’s giving a talk June 1 — get tickets at www.speedmuseum.org.

In between interviews, I’ll fill you in on events like the Denim & Diamonds event for Parkinson’s on Friday, and Saturday it’s the Fest of Ale in New Albany. Plus, there’s a few rants about local news. Tune in to the Rusty Satellite Show, and please tell your friends.