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Flashback Friday Fat Dog #1: Light Blellow

Originally released October 28th, 2015

Welcome to the Fat Dog Podcast! Joel talks about the previous version of the show, plays the song "Morning Wood", Barry Barr tells us how to properly operate our cellphones and Maurice the Mail Man drops by with a mysterious package for Joel!

PODCAST: Stress Leave

In this season premiere, we introduce the video component of Fat Dog w/ J. Francis Morgan, featuring the return of Barry Barr.

In this episode we talk about mental health, living with depression, stress leave and Barry Barr gives us his opinions on Tattoos for some comedic relief. Before a music video for the JayFM track Houndstooth, Joel reads the post "Un Destin Inéluctable" from the Fat Dog Blog.

PODCAST: Stress Leave

The Alignment of Ideals

I’ve been in a crisis for three days now. The one good thing that I can say has come out this is the writing. The pair of French-titled posts are my favourites, with Un Destin Inéluctable,” among the best things I’ve ever written. It’s uplifted me a bit and inspired me to really think outside the box more often then I was when it comes to this whole writing thing.

The Alignment of Ideals

PODCAST: New Years Eve Throwback: The Semi-Awesome Podcast

Original Description from mofudge.com, 2014:

Gather 'round as Tyler Fudge, Joel Morgan, Steph, Travis and Amo send out 2014 in style! Recorded live at Casa de Fudge in front of a captive audience of one, our heroes navigate the fun and games of "Walrus" and "One, True, Three!" Plus! A Massive, HUGE announcement for 2015.

Happy New Year from us here at The Semi-Awesome Podcast, and Mo'Fudge Productions.

PODCAST: New Years Eve Throwback: The Semi-Awesome Podcast

PODCAST: Fat Dog 2018 Roundup - Spoiler Free

When I thought about doing this, I truly did consider ranking it all, but I just can’t do that. There’s no way I could weigh Sorry to Bother You against A Star is Born. It’s apples and oranges, yeah, it’s all fruit, but you can’t make me choose. You make me choose and I’ll ask for fruit salad—every time. Therefore, both of these lists are done in no particular order. I wanted to keep it to five titles per category, otherwise this article would be super long.

PODCAST: Fat Dog 2018 Roundup - Spoiler Free

PODCAST: Kid Christmas

Today is Christmas Eve, and I’ve been up since four thirty this morning because, well, I’m a little kid. For twenty years, Christmas Eve was something I craved every December. Yesterday, as I sat in traffic, I thought about myself at thirteen—salivating for Christmas eve, my family’s big day. My dad owned a well operating business when I was little; Caliber Well Operators. He did well for himself and a few employees but was needed all the time.

PODCAST: Kid Christmas

PODCAST: Late December Feels

I’m a warrior standing on a battlefield. My armour is freshly cut and fit to perfection, holding to the muscles on my body like they were a part of my skin. Between plates, Kevlar and carbon fibre protect my soft joints from shrapnel, debris and the occasional blade.

PODCAST: Late December Feels

PODCAST: Christmas Media Controversy: An Opinion

This post contains spoilers for A Star is Born.

There’s one thing that really sticks out to me in the midst of the debate about Baby, it’s Cold Outside , the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer special, and Fairy Tale of New York, is a general lack of willingness. Willingness to even open one’s self to another point of view.

PODCAST: Christmas Media Controversy: An Opinion

PODCAST: The Christmas Pimp Learns a Lesson

My cane, made from only the finest novelty-grade peppermint, rested safely under my gold and diamond ring. My watch reflected the soft lights above us back in a million different directions, as did my jacket.

PODCAST: The Christmas Pimp Learns a Lesson

PODCAST: Steel Doors

I couldn’t have been more than thirteen, if that. My friend Tyler and I were inseparable during this summer and one afternoon we found ourselves at his father’s work place. We milled around outside while his dad disappeared indoors; I remember that it was hot, and the bricks of the building magnified the heat from the concrete, baking me alive.

PODCAST: Steel Doors

PODCAST: Two Days

It’s been a weird week and I’ve been trying to put out a post since Monday night, but I just couldn’t seem to wrestle one out of me. Last night I wrote to the point where I was happy with what I had put down—a far cry from Monday. But I figured I’d continue tonight and complete all the thoughts I started. I still have one more day of work, and then I feel like the real test will begin. I’m not sure what has made me feel this way, but I hope I can figure it out.

PODCAST: Two Days

PODCAST: Toxic Masculinity 1

I’ve been a little boy, I’ve been a teenage boy, I’ve been a young man, and now I’m trying my best to be a real man. I live my life in opposition to the more normalized, standard issued northern Albertan male personality type, and have made the effort to bring my style in line with my personality.

PODCAST: Toxic Masculinity 1

PODCAST: Sweaters

I came to the realization this morning that I like winter more than I ever let on. I think it started when I was little and saw the Empire Strikes Back. The opening scene with Luke on his Tauntaun, traversing the landscape of Hoth in a blizzard struck a chord with me. When you’re a kid in Grande Prairie, winter is all you have.

PODCAST: Sweaters

PODCAST: H.A.L.T.

This post was written on the eighth and I’ve been holding on to it since then. I’ve been scared to put it out, mainly because it was written in anger. A positive, transformative anger, but it didn’t start that way.

PODCAST: H.A.L.T.

PODCAST: Sweaty Guy

I have one more shift, and then finally, after sixteen straight days of work with only two Sundays off, I can be free. There’s real poison in the ice cream now, and it’s in every bite. Even if my bite is as sweet as can be, someone at the table beside me is choking. It’s a stressful way to spend my days, and it does a real disservice to the headspace available, but hey—I suppose that’s work for everyone.

PODCAST: Sweaty Guy

PODCAST: Self-Pep 2

I wanted to get this blog done before I go to work for two reasons: the first being the benefit of having it done when I come home tonight, allowing me to just dive into my short stories, and the second is because I need to unpack this little shadow following me around.

PODCAST: Self-Pep 2

PODCAST: Crown Jewel (w/ Tyler Fudge)

I stayed up far too late last night, as the timing of my post could tell you. I didn’t feel like daylight savings time had really taken effect until tonight. It’s six o’clock and it’s practically twilight out there—I didn’t miss this at all. I’m worried about my seasonal depression coming back early this year, but I think it’s a baseless worry. I’m a different person now than I was last year, and though I don’t expect to sail through this winter as a happy, carefree boi, I think my life jacket will do a good job of keeping my head above water.

PODCAST: Crown Jewel (w/ Tyler Fudge)

PODCAST: The Cher-like Powers of DST

It’s so late. I’ve lived through one a.m. twice now thanks to the Cher-like powers of Daylight Saving’s Time, and I’ve yet to crack my word count for the day. But, here’s the thing. This sixteen hundred words, it’s just about the novel for National Novel Writing Month, and I work on my short stories every day now in the spirit of that, I put out twelve hundred words tonight and finally finished one of them.

PODCAST: The Cher-like Powers of DST

PODCAST: Pants That Fit

No lies, I had what I’m calling a super sexy day. Not only did I feel great, but I looked great. It’s funny how my laziest outfits make me look the best—my t-shirt and blazer combos, sweaters and secretly dirty button ups, it doesn’t matter. It just seems like the less I try with my style, the better things go; it’s like my guitar playing: less is more. I made eye contact with several women who felt like they were checking me out, and one man.

PODCAST: Pants That Fit

PODCAST: Ongoing Accomplishment

Does no one else remember the episode of Charlie Brown where he meets a little girl who has a weird cough and bruises easily? Did no one—other than myself, learn about death at the same time as ole’ Chuck? Charlie Brown faced his ultimate humiliation in the face of cancer in this episode, losing the only person that every truly loved him to a sudden and shocking end. I only remember two moments from the episode clearly; the first being ole’ Chuck walking this lil’ girl onto the bus and her hitting her elbow.

PODCAST: Ongoing Accomplishment

PODCAST: Halloween

Tomorrow I start my sixteen hundred word-per-day quota. I initially thought I was going to write a brand-new novel like I should be doing, but instead, I’ll be using National Novel Writing Month to finish my collection of short stories. Tomorrow the work begins, but tonight it’s Halloween and I’ve been flooded with amazing memories throughout the day, so, let’s talk about that.

PODCAST: Halloween

JayFM -- End of Side One: A Tragedy in Five Tracks

Written between July and October of 2017, End of Side One: A Tragedy in Five Tracks is the chronicling of the end of an era in the life of JayFM. A multimedia experience; End of Side One is a twenty-seven minute, spoken word hip-hop album that spans mediums from audio into print. For the full experience, buy the album/book here!

JayFM -- End of Side One: A Tragedy in Five Tracks