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Thursday, January 02nd, 2014 | Author: Casey Criswell

I’ve been toying around with the idea of a podcast dedicated to fitness, weight loss, health coaching and more for awhile now. I’ve had a lot of success in my 120 pound journey and really…I’d just like to share what I’ve learned and hope to help out others that are just starting theirs. But…I’m not 100% confident in this. This is stepping outside my comfort zone, topic wise. We’re going to test the waters here.

I mention it in this episode a couple of times, and I’ll mention it again here. I do not claim to be an expert at any of this. I’m not a fitness guru, I’m not a diet expert and I’m not even done with my own weight loss journey. I have problems, speed bumps and mental issues with the whole process as well. But, I’ve learned a lot and I’d like to think I can help out with others who are hitting some of those speed bumps for the first time. Really, I want to show you that somebody such as me, Joe Schmoe, can do this. So can you.

So, here’s my little experiment. This episode is heavy on *my* journey, because I thought it would be good to start off with introducing my own history so that listeners know where I’m coming from and what I’m doing. Future episodes will cover a number of different topics that cover the gambit of weight loss, fitness, weight lifting, anxiety, stress and just simply dealing with approaching the big 4-0. Essentially, a lot of the things that I tend to wrestle with myself on a day to day basis.

I plan on sticking to a short 30 minute or so format. Some may be shorter, some may be a bit longer. Schedule wise, they may be a bit sporadic to start as well. Like I said, I’m struggling with not being 100% confident in this project and well…that’s a mental beast I wrestle with a lot. Confidence. We’ll see where it goes. I do plan on having guests quite frequently. I hope to see people from all over the spectrum, such as health coaches, nutritionist, trainers, runners and more.

Give the show a shot, let me know what you think. I hope it helps you out, here at the first of the year when we’re running hot and heavy after our New Years resolutions. Feedback is always welcome, feel free to email me at or hit me up on Twitter @CaseyBGH. To add to that, feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you may have, or even suggestions for topics to cover on the show. If I don’t know the answer? I’ll find the person that has it and we’ll see what we can find out for you.

Without further adieu…Zen and the Art of 40 Episode 1 – Introductions

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

This week, I’m sitting in on the Damaged Viewing Podcast with Louis Fowler!

This time around, Louis and I dove into a bit of early 90′s nostalgia with “Pet Sematary Two”, and it was fun. Sleepy fun, as Louis states, but fun all the same!

“It’s been what? Twenty-five or thirty episodes since we’ve had our good friend Casey Criswell on? Well, to quote a very popular commercial for Picante sause, that’s too long. So, for this episode of DAMAGED Viewing, Louis weclomes back the host of the Dad and his Weird Friends Podcast for a sleepy discussion of the oft-forgotten, mostly-ignored Stephen King sequel PET SEMATARY TWO, starring Edward Furlong, a zombie dog and the requisite chubby kid. And you can’t forget Clancy Brown, having more fun that anyone else. ”

Hop on over to Podomatic and give it a listen!

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

We’re back once again over here at the Weird Friends podcast with a whole new episode! This time around, we go with some fairly light horror fare with Chuck Wendig’s “Double Dead”!

This book was a pleasant surprise for myself. I have a good friend that I’ve traded books back and forth with for years. Said friend, Ak, hit me up awhile back with an article on Chuck Wending stating that he had been hearing quite a bit of buzz on him and the plots of his existing books grabbed me fairly quick! I’ve read a lot of zombie novels here as of late and while I do enjoy them, they tend to get a bit too heavy and in some cases, a bit too repetitive. Wendig’s version of the undead apocalypse was a nice change of pace that moved quick and wasn’t too heavy with ennui, melancholy, and stoic rambling.

Wending has some other books that look really good too, Blackbirds and Mockingbird. Both of these have catapulted up to the top of my to-read pile after reading “Double Dead”, so should be cool!

As always, the Dad and his Weird Friends show can be found on Bloody Good Horror Feed and iTunes! Give us a listen, let us know what you think! Feedback is welcome and encouraged, send your missives to!

Finally, come join us in the Dad and his Weird Friends Book Club on Facebook! We like to talk about books and if that’s your thing, we’d love to have you with us. It’s been a bit slow here lately, but that’s because we don’t have you there to help spice things up!

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