Podcasting on Sundays… it’s like Vietnam. There are trip-wires, land-mines, and hostile people shouting in a language you don’t understand. In this case the trip-wires are football, the land-mines are wrestling pay-per-views and the hostiles that are shouting are the people who are too busy plugged into the matrix that is “trend” to listen to the show on Sundays. By Wednesdays this “ADD generation” forgot “oh yeah, that show moved to Sundays.” Sometimes I hate people and their tiny, simple brains. Regardless the show goes on, and Asked Episode 175 continued on with our special guest Whitney Peyton. If you haven’t listened to it, be sure to click on the player and get the ball rolling.
I liked Whitney. I like guests that have a certain energy to them because they work well with myself and with Johnny Landin. Whitney Peyton was very open with us and her experiences, talked about a variety of subjects, and really seemed to click well. Whitney talked about some of the best people she’s gotten to collaborate with, whether or not being a woman in a male-dominated industry leads to harassment, her anti-bullying work, what her thoughts were on working in television and movies, and a lot more. A bully even called in and complained she’s putting him out of business.
Make sure to check her out on Twitter @WhitneyPeyton and her website whitneypeyton.com - It’s nice to have a Grammy Award Winning Contributing Artist on the show, it’s new and different and enjoyable. Obviously as a program we don’t want to be stuck limited to just wrestling guests and we’ve branched out with several comedians and musicians as of late. It keeps things interesting for us, and hopefully interesting for you. We like variety. We like changing it up a little. Too much of the same thing is bad.
A recurring topic on Asked is the fact we discuss the fact the world is so plugged into the importance of trend, now more than ever thanks to the instant gratification of the Internet. The problem with that is it is the end of individual thought – it’s no longer just that people want to fit in but they feel they “need” to fit in and agree with everyone. I think part of what people are afraid of happens to be that Johnny and I don’t really give a damn about the trends and will flat out say when something is stupid, or that we don’t agree with an opinion. In these days that’s like shooting someone. Eventually it’s going to be illegal to disagree with the majority at the rate its going, unless people actually start using their brains instead of their hashtags.
We mentioned it on Asked this week but we really don’t understand what type of person would want us to cover wrestling (specifically WWE) every week non-stop.
Don’t get me wrong; we don’t have a problem talking about a few wrestling topics now and then, or a wrestling guest now and then (next week’s guest is Sassy Stephie for example), but have people become so one-dimensional they don’t broaden their horizons past it? The thing I enjoy about doing Asked is the fact we offer something a little different every week – different topics, sometimes different callers, and different things going on – because that’s what life is: it’s not the doldrums of routine and boredom. There’s more to life than Daniel Bryan. If you don’t agree you are one of those people with the tiny, simple brains that I hate. Let’s face it the only reason I recap RAW and NXT every week is because unfortunately It is what lures people in and if even 10% of you have enough of a personality to enjoy the things we do that aren’t about wrestling I consider that a win. I wish it were 100% of you, not because I like the exposure, but because there’s a world around you and wearing a pink Susan G. Komen shirt and pirating pay-per-views illegally to complain about them for 24 hours before mindlessly watching Monday Night RAW isn’t going to change the fact you’re part of a much large world. So broaden your horizons. Listen to Asked. Listen to us talk about some of the crazy stories in the news, or the weird world of entertainment, and expand your mind. You never know what you might get.