Rusty Satellite 229 – Paul Tuell and Erin Jones

Thanks. Really, I am thankful to you for sticking around for the 229th episode of the Rusty Satellite Show on Thanksgiving weekend. I invited a couple of good friends to be on this week’s show with me.

First up is Paul Tuell, founder of Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey, who welcomed me in his Jeffersontown office where I saw a warehouse full of product. Paul, a former Brown-Forman exec, says the brand is performing better than expected since its launch, and that there are some big things ahead. Plus, he told me about some new cocktails – the Sleigh Ride and Elf on a Shelf, that you can order from your favorite bartender.

Erin Jones joined me in the Louisville.am studio after spending most of the last 24 hours in the hospital with her six-year-old son, who managed to run into an immovable object going full speed running away from a girl. Erin, who regularly suggests guests for the show, is planning a big Thanksgiving at home and has a busy December ahead.

In the news, Erin and I discuss the disgusting principal at Manual High School, whose days in that post are numbered after several allegations of racism and, well, making inappropriate comments to students. We also discuss the sweeping sage of sexual misconduct allegations and how it affects the workplace. On a lighter note, I’ve got a rosy prediction for Saturday big football game between the Cards and Cats.

It all goes well with turkey, so enjoy listening to the show this weekend.

Fortyish 69 – Did The Boomers Ruin America?

Stephanie wanted to talk about parents helping kids out with homework – and they do – but first Dan goes on an unplanned dissertation on how the Woodstock generation is responsible for the decaying sense of decorum in the world today. It was quite alarming even to himself. That off-the-cuff “tirade” leads to other topics before they actually get to how late kids are staying up these days working on story problems.

TCZ Podcast #102 Crunchgiving

It’s Thanksgiving and Hate Week.  Joe, Dave, and LJ sat down to discuss the upcoming Governor’s Cup game against UK.  We talk about our best and worst memories of the rivalry.  We recapped the Syracuse game, spoke about the hot start that the women’s team has got off to, and briefly discussed the men’s basketball team and ended the show with “dudes talking bout turkey”. Click the link to listen.

LJ Drives The Bus: Senior Day For Football, Men’s & Women’s Hoops

LJ Nesbitt grabs the reigns with Mark and Biscuit.  Keith Poynter stopped by for a bit too as the guys discussed the Lady Cards win over Ohio State, the WNIT, Football’s win over Virginia & the upcoming Senior Day vs Syracuse.  The guys also detailed the opening of basketball season.  The guys close with Dude’s Talking and they discuss Football movies………. but the completely omit “Rudy”.

Fortyish 68 – What Is A Xennial?

In yet another attempt to classify the human population, somebody has coined a new term that defines people born in the late ’70s to early ’80s and Dan is having none of it. Stephanie and Dan also revisit the ever popular “Whatcha Like This Week” segment to share things that add positive elements to our lives.

The Crunch Zone 100 – Hoops Season Is Here

The boys were back at it again and this time they talked the opening of basketball season, Louisville’s Football game versus Virginia, who the next defensive coordinator at UofL could be and then closed with customer complaint calls for Dude’s Talking.

Fortyish 67 – Scott Lykins is a 40ish Single Dude and Loves It

Former podcaster, beer industry stalwart, and nice fella Scott Lykins ran into Dan on the street awhile back and said he needed to share HIS perspective on being 40 and single – so Dan took him up on the challenge. In this quick conversation, Dan discovers a few new things and Scott ruminates on a life well lived to this point, but isn’t quite so sure about the future.

Stephanie, meanwhile, is out again this week sharing her excellence in digital marketing with the rest of the cool kids.

Fortyish 66 – Phil Kollin Has Wanderlust

At the tender age of almost 40, Phil Kollin has led an interesting life traversing the United States with his wife doing…lots of different things. A few years back, they settled in Louisville and Phil took a great job doing great things for a great organization in a great town. Then, he quit to do something else. It’s just what he does and his story could inspire you to take a leap and go on your next adventure in life!

Fortyish 65 – The Fear Is Here

As you get older, you just have a lot more to lose – and we’re not talking necessarily about “stuff”. Stephanie and Dan run down their personal list of 5 things that they’re most afraid of at 40ish and they’re lock in step on a few, leading them to believe that they have a lot in common with a lot of you.

Rusty Satellite 223 – Mike Rutherford and Norm Stamper

Rusty welcomes the authors of two fascinating books into the Louisville.am studios this week. First up is Mike Rutherford, creator of the Card Chronicle, half of the Ramsey and Rutherford sports talk show, and the author of 100 Things Louisville Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. The timing of the book’s release is odd, given it has a foreword from Rick Pitino. But there’s also a chapter entitled “What Did Freedom Hall Smell Like” and other gems that make it a must-read for Card fans.
Norm Stamper visited the city this week to talk about his ideas for fixing America’s police, a concept that hasn’t been universally accepted by local police forces. He did a media tour here and a town hall in the West End, My friend Chris Thieneman brought him here because he was inspired by Stamper’s ideas
In the news, I was sad to see the announcement that there’s an end in sight for the popular Hometown Heroes banner series. And while I was shocked, and pleased, to see Republican Sen. Dan Seum get behind a plan to legalize marijuana to help solve the state’s pension crisis, it was no surprise to hear mini-Trump Gov. Matt Bevin proclaim that two things aren’t going to happen during his term — the legalization of marijuana or the advent of casino gambling.
The big events I’m up for this week are the Garvin Gate Blues Festival and the U of L football game at Noon Saturday. And don’t forget the Aviation Heritage Festival at Bowman Field. Thanks for downloading the show, and please tell your friends to give it a listen. .