What a great conversation with Randy DeCleene! Randy is a local boy “done good”. He has worked at The Pentagon and for Vice President Dick Cheney. Our conversation covered Randy’s time at The Pentagon, how he became interested in politics, and his passion for baseball among other great stuff. I get the feeling this is a “Part One” episode as we barely scratched the surface of Randy’s experiences. I’ve known Randy since he was in high school and he turned out to be a rock-solid friend who always is there to help. Randy wasn’t feeling great but came over to my house on a Sunday morning to record our interview anyway. That’s the kind of guy he is. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.

Make sure to check out Randy’s podcast, The 202 if you want to hear some great stories from politicians and the people who cover the political scene:


Paul & I had a great conversation about how he came about being a DJ and how he became owner/operator of The Music Machine. We talked about our history of working together at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour at Scottsdale Mall in the 80’s, my demand to hire him as DJ for my daughter’s wedding, & some of the nutty experiences he has had as a DJ. Paul is the best DJ I’ve seen and is a great event planner. You can reach Paul via the links below:


Music Machine Facebook Page

I’m re-upping my first interview for the podcast with Jeff Petermann for 2 reasons:

  1. I was a newb and uploaded it as a .wav file instead of an .mp3 file and it won’t play in some podcast apps.
  2. Jeff was just mentioned in an Elkhart Truth article and I think it’s a good idea to get to know your candidates for congress. Jeff was kind enough to help me out when I was starting the podcast and I want to ensure his message is heard.

So, if you already listened to the podcast, maybe give it another listen so you’re an informed voter. If you haven’t listened, now you have another chance! You also get to hear mow awkward I was just a few weeks ago.

Here’s the article in the Elkhart Truth mentioned above:

Jeff Petermann-Elkhart Truth

I was fortunate to have Dave approach me to be on the podcast. Dave was a teacher in the South Bend School system for 15 years and is now an administrator. Dave is also an accomplished musician and has written some beautiful music. His live rendition of “143 Means I Love You” just about had me in tears! We talked about his music, teaching, today’s kids, & why his 105 year old grandmother declined an invitation for induction into the Daughters of the American Revolution. Don’t shut down your podcast app after the interview. There is a bonus track of his ode to Evel Knievel. This interview is a real gem!