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670- Update post-holiday season with Matt our co-host

As you may know, this podcast episode will be posted on both podcast shows, PODCAST REPORTER (at podcastreporter.com) and 2030PODCAST (at 2030podcast.com).

In this post-Holiday season episode of these shows, both Sgt Fred and Matt Cox deliver their greetings at holiday time, but also give a serious prediction for the coming times. Especially for this new year, we are grateful that both of us have survived and recovered from the terrible seasonal flu called “the 100-day cough” and flu.

Some of the topics to be covered here are:

  • Update on health and recovery for now;
  • Status of Camilla and the state of Charles III in the UK;
  • How the border crisis is coming along and the battle with Bo-Jiden;
  • Podcasting and how it is developing in the 21st century — with viewpoints from both Matt and Fred, and how pundits like Adam Curry, John C Dvorak and Daniel J Lewis;
  • Upcoming events for podcasters;
  • Fred’s reunion luncheon from December and the value of reunions
  • Planned travel and enlarging our worlds — but beware of cruise ship travel (as is told by the tales from the series CRUISE SHIP KILLERS);
  • www.radiooutofthepast.org and its origins and current marathons.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Adam Curry and John C Dvorak and Daniel J Lewis and Charles III and radiooutofthepast.com and michaelandmike.com. All rights reserved.

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669- How reunions can give incentives for podcasting and small business

In this episode, we deliver an episode that will let you know how we can provide incentives and promote our own podcast shows.

The case-in-point will be from my own experience of having attended a type of reunion recently (i.e., “Golden Cubs” event). This will also relate to three other podcast shows that I have — Grumpy Old Bears, The Struggling Biz and 2030Podcast.


I had the opportunity to attend a reunion-type of event at my old high school (58 years ago). It was a gathering called “Golden Cubs” (since Cubs was our mascot) for those graduates who had graduated 50 years or more ago. The event was great, in my opinion.

At that event, I had not seen my classmates for over 26 years, especially since I had not been to a reunion since 1997, and also I had not traveled to the event due to my being far from its location and always in conflict with my prior career schedule and obligations of travel.

Well, I did get together with some great fellows (this was an all-men high school) and we had a chance to catch up on old times.

In particular, I was able to highlight my past and present career as a serial entrepreneur (after my retirement from corporate America), and I especially emphasized my role as a podcaster (in which I promoted my current 4 podcast shows), as well as my role as a podcast interviewer and as a podcast guest interviewee. This gave me an incentive and delivered excitement to me to describe my four shows. In fact, it was a “great shot in the arm” to give me more motivation and momentum to really enjoy podcasting as I had enjoyed it in the past when I first got into the podosphere.

I was also happy to see that some of my old classmates had also either started podcasting or had created content on YouTube, as well. It made me feel the excitement of almost being in a podcast conference once again — and it was a euphoric experience.

The discussion and meetings in the event lasted over 3 hours, and it left me with my commitment to those who organized the event to join their Zoom calls inbetween Golden Cub anniversaries, as well as the formal reunion events in the future. In fact, I did send emails of gratitude to my old companions, as well as photos of some of the content of my shows. I even sent them images from an episode in a  podcast interview that I did about my experiences after my return from the Vietnam War, in which I served as a Combat Infantryman (NOTE: the image came from both a Veterans magazine photo, as well as the time mark of 59 seconds of a documentary on YouTube called A Tribute to Those who served in Vietnam, which can be reached at the link of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9if9zOx5NYM

As you can see, the above was from an interview on VietnamVeteranNews.com, episode 2245.)


So, thus, even reunion events can be opportunities for a podcaster to promote his podcast shows, as well as educate others about the podosphere and deliver some links and images as a proof of concept to those classmates that are eager to listen and consume, as well as also share their own podcasting and content-creation experiences.

So, from this podcast reporter and struggling entrepreneur, I strongly encourage the incentive of promoting your shows at these events. It will definitely be a surge of momentum and excitement for you, as a podcaster.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and podcastreporter.com, 2030podcast.com and strugglingbiz.com and VietnamVeteranNews.com. All rights reserved.

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668- When it is time to close a struggling entrepreneur business

In this episode, we shall publicly report that we will be sharing and distributing this episode and its content to both 2030podcast.com and The Struggling Biz podcast show, as well as gumpyoldbears.com. 

We did have a remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941,  in a somber way. Too bad that the rest of the country hardly remembers that “day of infamy.”

You can see the album art for several of these podcast shows below:

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So the key question should be:  When is it time to terminate or close down your entrepreneur startup business?

And we will discuss my key startup business, Matrix Solutions Corporation, as the major case-in-point.

In general, what would be some factors or reasons or environments that would have me consider shutting down my entrepreneurial business? We can try to list them, and we can then discuss them.

  • Health conditions;
  • Business customer situations;
  • Entrepreneur desires to continue;
  • Where hobbies are fun and desirable, yet the business environment is not;
  • Business conditions (i.e., paperwork, taxes, documentation and other secretarial-type work);
  • the need to “feel free to pursue other endeavors”; or
  • the need to just be “retired” with no responsibilities to business or requirements of tasks due;
  • and one of the most likely: the need to still be involved in business, but the customer environment and the condition of the business model is not suitable or desirable to pursue; and
  • the cost of keeping the business operating is creating a loss every year, due to customer, product, and other reasons — and this is NOT SUSTAINABLE; and
  • finally review the EXIT STRATEGY and EXIT PLAN for the business in the charter or business plan for the company.

So, one may ponder what needs to be done, what needs to be planned and what needs to be executed within a given time frame to exit the business legally and for good — although you may reserve the right to begin another entrepreneurial business, should a new technology or opportunity strike your desire to pursue another venture (health and other environment conditions permitting).

So we discuss these factors in a writing method commonly called “state of the mind” or additionally, “stream-of-consciousness” styles.

Most important is the condition of my health and the effects on it due to agent orange exposure and injuries caused when I was in Vietnam during the war as a combat infantryman in the jungles, mountains and rice paddies — as well as concussions due to parachute jump landings that caused injuries when I was a paratrooper with my second tour of duty in the 82nd Airborne Division.

As I mentioned, the stream-of-consciousness method was used in the latter part of the discussion recorded. I hope it was meaningful to you.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Strugglingbiz.com and 2030podcast.com and grumpyoldbears.com. All rights reserved.

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667- Podcasting — last frontier for free speech in spite of AI

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver some thoughts as to the strength of podcasting today — including the fact that anyone can say anything and deliver content to specific audiences without the threat of being shut down, censored or inhibited (that is, if they wish to fight the corrupt lame-stream media).

Of course, this content will also be repurposed in the podcast show called 2030Podcast.com under a different episode number.

What are these qualities and characteristics of podcasting that make it such a desirable tool for those (like myself) who wish NOT to be censored or corrupted by both the Democrats and the lame-stream media?

  • podcasting still does not succumb to tyrannical censorship or punishment for publishing content;
  • podcasting is still not under censorship (except by advertisers and the media);
  • podcasting allows the podcaster to deliver a message free of pressure or intimidation or prohibition, even though government wants to control and censor its content;
  • AI can be used to manipulate content by those who oppose free speech or try to censor it;
  • However, AI does NOT have to be used — the human element that can fully create, edit and publish humanly created content can still be a tool for free speech;
  • at this juncture, AI is still inferior to the thoughts and the minds of the free-thinking humans, and it is not sophisticated enough to become a credible source to censor a podcaster;
  • You can still create your content as a podcaster and publish it without the fear of the lame stream media and the social media corrupt platforms;
  • You still have a choice or two of podcast conferences where the woke element has not yet invaded and controlled attendance and expression — the worst of all conferences that has its tentacles for controlling free speech, open dialogue, expression and civil liberties is the notorious PODCAST MOVEMENT (and the audio will explain why);
  • Podcasting can be targeted at a single or multiple audiences, and the recipient of the content does NOT have to be weary or scared of the lame-stream media or the radical democrats or the censorship machine of politics to prevent reaching out to your audience (and the examples are cited in the audio).
  • Some key examples of the free speech of podcasting are in the shows called No Agenda with Adam Curry and John C Dvorak, Randumb Thoughts with Darren O’Neill, Grumpy Old Bens with Ryan Bemrose and Darren O’Neill — as well as several others who have their content streamed on noagendastream.com.
  • And remember, you can always use THE SINGLE HUMAN TOUCH AND ELEMENT in a podcast without the intrusion of any AI to try to control you.

Thus, we hope that you, too, can practice your freedom of speech and expression and publication by using the platforms of independent podcasting — yes, there is a minimal charge for tools and hosting services, but we feel that this may deliver to you the last area of free speech while the progressive and radical left try to control everything to their own narrative and exclude what is not theirs.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and michaelandmike.com and No Agenda and Adam Curry and John C Dvorak, and Darren O’Neill and Ryan Bemrose.  All rights reserved.

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666 – Return from Texas trip and status with Matt of podcasts and the MidEast wars

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter Show, we discuss some key topics as a post-Thanksgiving Show with my co-host, Matt Cox, from my repurposed show, 2030Podcast.com:

Thus, we deliver our gratitude and thoughts of thanks for many things, as Matt and I discuss how lucky we are and have been to have lived so far in a more-or-less free country. In addition, we touch upon the following topics:

  • Brief history of the Thanksgiving holiday, especially with the details given by John C Dvorak of the No Agenda Podcast Show;
  • Summary of recent travel to and from Texas;
  • Update on health situations;
  • Status of hearsay from a Brit on the situation with King Charles III; and
  • Reflections on the recent Armistice Day, aka Veterans’ Day (since Sgt. Fred is a Vietnam Combat Veteran); and
  • Plans for upcoming recent events and projects.
  • References to MAD MEN and SUITS
  • References to THE CROWN;

We hope that you enjoy the holidays for all podcasters, we suggest that you start to get ideas and content ready for a great podcast event that you can prepare — that is, your BUCKET LIST.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Adam Curry and John C Dvorak. All rights reserved.

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665- Repurpose — the dangers of trying to rewrite history

NOTE: This is a repurposed episode — brought to you after our thoughts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have passed for 2 months.

This was originally posted in August of this year, 2023, to deliver the clear examples of what the left is trying to do in order to attempt their purpose rewriting history to suit the narrative of their ideology.

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In these episodes covering both 2030Podcast.com and PodcastReporter.com, we discuss the trend of the newer radical left to avoid reviewing history as it occurred. This year marks a departure from the National Day listings for both August 6th and August 9th — these are the days when the atomic bombs were used against Japan at Horoshima and Nagasaki to put an end to WWII and to save not only 500,000 American lives (i.e., those who would have died invading the Japanese islands), but also the millions of Japanese military and civilians who would have self-sacrificed themselves in the attempt of the invasion that would have begun in November, 1945.

So today is the 9th of August in this year of 2023 — that is, 78 years after the incidents of the use of nuclear weapons against an enemy during WWII.

But no one is batting an eye to remember these events — as they were truly important in the development of the world as it stands today. Remembering them is part of history, and it seems that there is a movement of trying to NOT remember them and pretend that they never occurred — and that we should just look the other way and not pass down the events (and the lessons from these events) to our younger generations.

As what once was said, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it again.

By the way, we also refer to 3 past movies that gave the history of the development of the bomb (Operation Manhattan Project):

  • Above and Beyond;
  • Beginning OR the end;
  • Fat Man and Little Boy.

Thank you for your attention and for listening.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and michaelandmike.com and Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Fat Man and Little Boy and Above and Beyond and Beginning or the End. All rights reserved.

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664- Attempting to rewrite history can lead to a repeat

In these episodes covering both 2030Podcast.com and PodcastReporter.com, we discuss the trend of the newer radical left to avoid reviewing history as it occurred. This year marks a departure from the National Day listings for both August 6th and August 9th — these are the days when the atomic bombs were used against Japan at Horoshima and Nagasaki to put an end to WWII and to save not only 500,000 American lives (i.e., those who would have died invading the Japanese islands), but also the millions of Japanese military and civilians who would have self-sacrificed themselves in the attempt of the invasion that would have begun in November, 1945.

So today is the 9th of August in this year of 2023 — that is, 78 years after the incidents of the use of nuclear weapons against an enemy during WWII.

But no one is batting an eye to remember these events — as they were truly important in the development of the world as it stands today. Remembering them is part of history, and it seems that there is a movement of trying to NOT remember them and pretend that they never occurred — and that we should just look the other way and not pass down the events (and the lessons from these events) to our younger generations.

As what once was said, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it again.

Thank you for your attention and for listening.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and michaelandmike.com and Hiroshima and Nagasaki. All rights reserved.

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663- Obsession in podcasting can lead to negative results

In this episode that supports both PodcastReporter.com and 2030Podcast.com, we explore from experience how negative results can come from a podcaster who becomes obsessive with podcasting. For the most part, the examples come from my own experience for the last 18 years (when I started getting into podcasting).

The model that many podcasters had since their beginning is the following:

  • First, they publish a podcast show and its first episodes;
  • Their elation is high and they result in excitement and success;
  • They then feel that they must start more podcast shows;
  • Soon, when they get more ideas, they create and publish even more podcast shows;
  • In my experience, I had 16 podcast shows within the first 4 years of podcasting.
  • However, with each new podcast show, I devoted less time to the quality of the content of my flagship podcast shows;
  • I found that I lost time in promoting shows;
  • My interest went into attending, speaking and participating in live inbound podcast show events (e.g., conferences like New Media Show and also podcamp events;
  • My show notes grew very thin and I started losing interest in both content quality and regular consistency in publishing of my then 16 current podcast shows;
  • Thus, I began to podfade each show and reduce the overall time of podcasting, as I felt that I was burning out.

So the net of my experience as that the excitement and thrills in publishing podcast shows grew to a very high level, but the cost of that made my shows suffer in quality, content, consistency — and the end result was that of being close to burnout (especially when I had to travel to attend and present at shows and conferences — especially when I had to prepare the presentation).

I say this only to warn those whose excitement leads them to begin a second or third (or more ) podcast show after having completed their first show and venture into the podosphere. Also, I wish to give a sign to those who start multiple shows and then try to monetize them quickly — within a month to six months — and wonder why their success has not brought them to financial glory.

I myself have had the negative experience of both burnout and unsuccessful shows, as well as negative comments from episode reviews in the past. Now, I did start my last podcast show as a “fun” or “hobby” podcast, with no expectations or promises of consistency or promotion and no expectation nor desire for monetization. It was called the Grumpy Old Bears podcast show, and my co-host has come and gone, then returned and left again — he himself has almost burned himself out and has overwhelmed himself with too many commitments due to the excitement of being involved in numerous projects. And thus, there is NO expectation of commitment from this show, and for us, it is a periodic release of frustration and the ability to just laugh and  mock society and present day events. It is for laughter, and that is why we consider it a “comedy podcast show.”

So from this podcast reporter and struggling entrepreneur, I’d like to thank you for listening, and “we’ll see you next time.”

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701- Podcast Odyssey similar to Larry on trip for medical reasons

In this episode, we relate the details of a travel story and odyssey that I have just recently taken in a trip from California to Austin and back — and it is similar to a couple of episodes from the content of That Larry Show. In the recent episodes of that podcast show, the theme was “escape from Commie-fornia and Requiem for LA.” And this was such because Larry had also left the golden state permanently and headed east for freedom and liberty, where there are fewer radical-left influencers that try to control one’s freedoms and liberty.

As a podcaster, I am interested in an odyssey that has fruits to bear of adventure and entering a great welcome of happiness, especially when one is fleeing from a terrible environment. Think of the Greek classic poems by Homer and the attempt to return to Ithaca of the fabled Odysseus. For me, this makes for the setting of interesting content.

Now, if you listen to those episodes from Larry, you will see that he felt a sense of freedom and liberty when he saw only the image of California from his rear-view mirror. I suspect that his feeling of happiness was similar to those soldiers who had just returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam during the ’60’s, where the troops got on the tarmack when they deplaned upon their arrival and kissed the ground, and they swore that they would never leave the USA again.

Well, I had a similar experience when I saw the California border from my rear-view mirror as I entered Arizona. Within less than a mile, the price of gas went from $4.79 per gallon in California to $3.29 in Arizona. This was the first of many epiphanies that I experienced just from the nature of my surroundings.

And as my route to Williamson County in Texas increased eastward, I saw that the people were friendlier, the attitudes were more tolerant and that the life was better in the simplest of terms. And one reason of having the feeling of getting a burden off my shoulders was the thought that Gruesome New-Scum, the occupant of the California Capitol mansion, was finally gone, and that I was happy to be rid of him (even if only for a short while).

I could identify with the experience of our modern day Odysseus (that is, Larry) as I traveled to Williamson County in Texas. And, boy, did I feel a sense of relief and welcome when I went to visit some relatives who lived in that county (which is the same one as my abode) — the people were friendlier, the attitude was benevolent, and the experience was calm and welcoming. In fact, I even went to the county expo center for an event, and I found every one of the people there a welcome breath of fresh air — from the policeman at the entrance to the ticket takers to the people at the booths selling their food and wares. This is totally unlike the scenario painted by Larry about his experience (and mine) in what he calls “commie-fornia.”

I even went to an old-fashioned barber shop where the owner was cutting hair (and I had to wait for 3 others ahead of me) and being just friendly and talkative with every customer there.

I mention this theme because podcasts can be educational, entertaining, soothing, calming and just downright great as a vehicle for relaxation and friendliness — as I had experienced.

I encourage you to consume the episodes that I mention from Larry about his “escape” from the “ascoes” and his search for the “lutfas.”

I will have more details about my own odyssey and my return back to the “golden state” in the midst of a terrible heat wave that ran across 90 per cent of my traveled ground in an air-conditioned SUV.

I feel that these topics are important to me, as my life is now shortened due to my medical conditions as I suffer from complications from the old Vietnam War “agent orange.” In fact, the image here shows the true extent of my condition and the sense of urgency for me to share with my audience the importance of “peace of mind” and the worth of life.

In the meantime, thank you for your attention and for listening. And we will definitely see you next time in an episode of this podcast show.

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700A- SWANSONG- 2030 fading – with first interview with Adam Curry

In this episode, we are all saying our farewells to the 2030Podcast.com audience, because like an old soldier, we just “fade away.”

And since our last podcast episode told about the greatest generation, of which I consider myself to be a legacy of that group, I see that bidding farewell to our audience is a great respect.

So, there will be no more controversial topics, etc., but just the memory of the show. And so we deliver to you the beginnings of the 2030podcast.com show, with the creator of the idea for 2030 in a podcast show, the Podfather himself, Adam Curry — from an interview in February of 2015.

We thank Adam Curry for his idea and for what was for us a great entertainment content experience.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2023, Matrix Solutions Corporation and 2030podcast.com and michaelandmike.com and Adam Curry. All rights reserved.