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Due to Recent Events in the News – MDW347

photo credit Jim Farley

Just a mini-rant / update from the Bunker at Mike Dell’s World Studios in Traverse City Michigan.  Talking about censorship and other things due to the “Recent events in the news”.


Hope all of you are safe and healthy!


Just know… IF I go away from whatever platform you are looking at, I can always be found at

Truckers, Restaurant Workers, eNASCAR and Airlines with a Guest – MDW346

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Did this sort of live via Zoom.  Had Shawn Thorpe ( ) drop by and we had a great talk about the issues with the current situation with Trucker, Restaurants and the Airlines among other things.

We also talked about eSports and the fact that NASCAR is doing eNASCAR this week on FS1 network TV.   They are running a virtual race on the track they would have been on this weekend using iRace (whatever that is)   Should be fun seeing the normal broadcasters doing a video game race as if it was a real one.

I’m thinking of doing a virtual Happy Hour thing a few times.  Stay tuned to my Facebook for into on how to join in ( )


Why Toilet Paper? – MDW345

Why are people hoarding Toilet Paper?   I don’t know.   BUT it is happening.

Check out this article from Time Magazine 

I talk about the COVID-19 outbreak and some of the things to think about and wonder about.    I have no “FACTS”.  Nobody does.  It just my impressions, opinions and what I have heard, read and seen.

I talk about Social Distancing and why it’s a good idea ANYWAY.   Regardless of what is going on right now.

Be careful out there!

Daylight Waisting Time – MDW344

My thoughts on Daylight Saving Time:

  • Leave it on DST year around
  • Later Sunrise right now sucks
  • Dogs can’t figure it out

TV Networks Greedy or Stupid?  Same with Newspapers.

Ham Radio APRS stuff

Track me on APRS here:
Blue Van: K8LMJ-9
Orange Van: K8LMJ-8
Phone/iPad: K8LMJ-10

Other Ham Radio Activity:

Midcars;  7.258mhz LSB Mornings
IOOK Net:  Sunday at 10:30am Eastern, 7.185 +/-  LSB

Old-School Podcasting and Health Focus – MDW-342

A bit more of a health focus in our household.

  • Kathy and I are doing “intermittent fasting” I need to get some weight back off.  I lost 30 pounds last year and put 15 back on.
  • Doing some more walking, biking and general activity.
  • I quit drinking coffee (for now).

Planning on doing some YouTube lIve or Facebook Live videos.  Not sure yet which one or when.   More to come.

Getting my mobile podcasting setup tweaked.   Got a Lav mic I can use while walking.  Have the portable setup going as well for hotel room/travel episodes.  Also, I CAN podcast from my phone with reduced audio quality.

I remember back when podcasting started, there was a thing called a “Sound seeing tour”.  That was a lot of fun for me to listen to others do it and I am guessing it might still be fun to listen to.  Bring back some of the indie podcaster type stuff that used to happen a lot in podcasting.   Podcasting is becoming more main-stream, but there is no reason we can’t enjoy making and listening to some old-school podcast episodes.   I plan on doing that a bit.

Check out my recording with Kate from Blubrry Pro Productions.  We had a blast!    Click here



More Simplification Talk – MDW340

Update from an easy chair in a snow storm in Northern Michigan.

Simplifying things that have become a personal pain the ass has been a good thing over the last few months.

  1. I’ve cut down the podcasting hobby to this show (Mike Dell’s World), Podcast Insider and Traverse City Weather.     Podcast Help Desk will remain online and I *may* add episodes once in a while.
  2. I’ve cut down obligations in Ham Radio.   No longer am I the District EC for the 7th district of Michigan.
  3. We cut the cable several months ago and went back to an Antenna for TV.
  4. Simplifying my diet.
  5. Other ways to just keep things as simple as possible.




Traverse City Podcast Launches on Monday! (now canceled) – MDW338

I am launching (relaunching really) the Traverse City Podcast.   The first real episode launches at 12:01 eastern time Monday morning.

If you are interested in Traverse City.  Live here, Snowbird from here or visit, check it out at and subscribe to the show.

**** UPDATE.   Nevermind.  The Traverse City Podcast is canceled ****