Fortyish 58 – Five Things That Help Keep Us Sane

Stephanie is back! After vacations (and other vacations), the duo are together again in the studio to talk about Dan’s dog trauma (seriously, it’s a frickin’ heartbreaker) and Stephanie’s toilet woes (only in Kentucky). Then the two each discuss five things they use or do that help keep them sane in a world of overstimulation and nuttiness – and they’re VERY different lists!

Fortyish 57 – RDS took a trip to Africa and it changed her life

Dan is back from his vacation, Stephanie is out with a sick kid (it happens), and Robyn Davis Sekula pops in to talk about her life altering trip to Africa with the Send A Cow organization. Plus, Dan shares the thoughts of a 45 year old dude who sat on a beach and drank beer with his brother….and they’re big thoughts.

Rusty Satellite 211 – Robbie Bartlett and Linda Ruffenach

Wanna be a Bourbon Bad Ass? Then talk to Whiskey Chicks founder Linda Ruffenach, who has built the idea of teaching women about bourbon into a thriving business and, soon, a book that will be published in the spring. She’s amping up for the Bourbon Mixer, a popular annual event held in conjunction with the Bourbon Brotherhood, coming to the Henry Clay next month.

You don’t have to wait that long to hear the music of Robbie Bartlett, who has been performing at various Louisville venues since 1982. You can check her out twice weekly at Volare Restaurant, where I caught up with her on a Wednesday morning during set up. Bartlett will also be performing at the magnificent Taste of Independents event July 30 at the Olmsted.

The top ticket this weekend is the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival at the Water Tower, where you can hear seven bands in two nights in a perfect setting, while sampling craft beer, cocktails and delicious food.

In the news, it’s sad to report the passing of artist Julius Friedman, who was a guest here about a year ago. I’ve got reason to like Frontier Airlines announcement of a return to the ‘Ville. Metro Councilman Dan Johnson continues to¬† post random thoughts about his sexual harassment case on Facebook, and discussion of a buffer zone at the state’s lone abortion clinic has out-of-town protesters gearing up for battle.

Join me for a fun episode featuring the Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville, once again on the Rusty Satellite Show.

Fortyish 56 – Adult Confrontations

A few weeks ago, Dan mused at how surprised he was at the amount of conflict among adults whom he thought probably should have it all “figured out” by now. Well, Stephanie puts forth a shining example of how this was tested for her recently. This among several other “adulting” situations that the two go over this week.

Fortyish 55 – Emily Price Does It All

Middle age naturally requires that we juggle a lot of stuff all the time. This week, that story comes to life as Stephanie and Dan welcome Emily Price into the studio to talk about her life, managing her entrepreneurial ventures, moving from town to town (and towing kids around while doing it), and going through the adoption process.

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.

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.

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.

Fortyish 50 – 5 things to make life easier in middle age

Little nuggets of stoicism have leaked out in the previous 49 episodes of this show, but this week Dan and Stephanie run down a recent article they found that features 5 things you can do in order to better cope with life at middle age. In other news, summer is upon us so the two run down good stuff going on – plus, Dan paid his annual visit to his primary care doc and feels the need to update the #40ish crew.