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THIS IS NOT A TEST with Michael Jerome Phillips


THIS IS NOT A TEST, with your pal and confidant Michael Jerome Phillips

I reject your reality (TV) and substitute my own – THIS IS NOT A TEST #12

Reality TV. You love it. You hate it. You watch it. Admit it. There’s no shame in it. Really. Stop beating yourself up. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment Transcript

Marley Natural: Commodify my soul Jah Jah – THIS IS NOT A TEST #11

Marley Natural is a new company created to sell legal herb with Bob’s name on it. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment Links mentioned in the episode: Live Talks L.A. Transcript

The 2015 Oscar ceremony wrap-up – THIS IS NOT A TEST #10

This is it, the only Oscar ceremony wrap-up you need. Forget the big networks, and even the tiny networks that no one watches, like E! You don’t need them. I cover all the bases, every category, every wonderful minute of the Hollywood’s greatest night! You don’t want to miss it. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment […]

“Unboxing” videos – the seventh sign of the apocalypse? – THIS IS NOT A TEST #9

The strange and terrible world of unboxing videos, Facebook, the Book of Revelations, Heaven’s Gate, Marketing, Betamax recorders, Internet communities, the discomfort of silence and more. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment Links mentioned in the episode: World’s first unboxing video Hosho McCreesh Transcript  

Living simply: it sounds so…simple – THIS IS NOT A TEST #8

How does one live simply when there is so much junk everywhere? It’s a first world problem, having too much stuff, I know. But here I am talking about it anyway. On the way to that subject you’ll also get to hear about how to be an awesome podcaster, landlords, eBay, yard sales, people in the 1920s, […]

Trolls: they’re not just under bridges and on the Internet – THIS IS NOT A TEST #7

According to Wikipedia (my favorite source for quasi-truth and hamfisted misinformation) an Internet troll is: a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or otherwise disrupting normal on-topic […]

Throw away your records – THIS IS NOT A TEST #6

Carol: “What’s your podcast about this week?” Me: “Oh, you know, it’s about how CDs sound better than records, stuff like that.” Carol: “What? You’re crazy, I think you’re wrong…” Me: “I know, everyone thinks I’m wrong.” But hear me out. Maybe I’m not completely crazy. It’s funny, a lot of people sold, gave away or threw […]

Getting to know me – THIS IS NOT A TEST #5

Who am I? That’s not an existential question, though I suppose it could be. But it occurs to me that many of you who are listening to this may not know much – or anything – about me, so you might rightfully wonder why the hell I’m here foisting my views and opinions onto an unsuspecting and […]