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Hello I am Billy Dees and I am thrilled that you stopped by my website! This website is a collection of my editorials and blog posts. Social issues, politics, and pop culture are among the topics featured. The Billy Dees Podcast is available on most of the major internet radio platforms. An episode list starting with the most recent and live shows will appear here:

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Nick from "The St Paul Filmcast" Podcast and "The Green Way" Comic Book - Interview with Billy Dees

This episode is an interview with Nick Palodichuk from the St Paul Filmcast Podcast and the author of a new comic book titled, "The Green Way."

Nick PalodichukNick is very enthusiastic about creative endeavors and projects whether they be films, comic books or podcasts. You can find the St. Paul Filmcast on Twitter at @STPaulFilmcast and is generally available on most podcasting platforms.

This interview is available on the Billy Dees Podcast and is very much entertaining and informative. We certainly hope that you enjoy it. For your convenience the podcast is available for playback below and is listed on all of the Billy Dees Podcast networks as:

Nick from The St Paul Filmcast and The Green Way Interview with Billy Dees

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HumorOutcasts Radio Interview – Lee Gaitan Author of “Lite Whines and Laughter”

This podcast interview is with Lee Gaitan, the author of, Lite Whines and Laughter Mild Rants and Musings on the Mundane.”

Lee Gaitan is an award-winning author of two books including the Amazon number one bestseller,“My Pineapples Went to Houston–Finding Humor in my Dashed Hopes, Broken Dreams and Plans Gone Outrageously Awry.” 

Lee is a mother, teacher, writer and speaker, but above all, she is passionately committed to overcoming life’s obstacles. She has risen from rock-bottom moments or, as she refers to 2002, the “year of shock and awfulness.” That year her father died, her mother was in the hospital semi-comatose from grief, and her husband of 22 years lost all of their money before running off to Arizona with his girlfriend who just happened to be a former stripper.

She spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every front, from finances and family to health and career. Lee has bounced back and it was well worth her effort. Happily re-married she now lives with her husband and dog in suburban Atlanta.

While preparing for and when interviewing Lee I was reminded of the late Robin Williams who would often dart from topic to topic while being interviewed. Every syllable was a que for a joke or the set up for a future punchline.

As we discuss during the podcast, sometimes the best comedic moments are brought forth by tragedy or just plain old hard times. In my opinion Lee is a classic study of someone who on the surface believes that laughter is the best medicine but the subtext of her work is the result of many bumps and bruises that have come her way. This gives her humor a genuineness that readers should relate to and connect with very easily.

You can follow Lee Gaitan on Twitter @LGPineapple and her website is

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For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple PodcastsiHeartRadioSpotify and on your favorite Alexa device under the “Billy Dees Podcast.”

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Interview with Lee Gaitan of “Lite Whines and Laughter”

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Monday Podcast Update for Week November 12, 2018 Trust

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The Monday Podcast Update Debuts 


On Monday October 22, 2018 we debuted the Monday Podcast Update. The goal is to release one every week. 

We wanted to have a steadier stream of content and have a vehicle in which to talk about the podcasting industry, content and any burning hot topic of the day. These episodes will be relatively short. 

Many of the more structured commentary and interview podcasts get repurposed on other websites and podcasting platforms. Additionally, we want those episodes to have as long of a shelf life as possible. That being the case it is difficult to do shout-outs or discuss short-term subjects and events. We hope that these updates will fill that void. 

So, please give them a listen. They are listed along with everything we do under the Billy Dees Podcast on various podcast services such as Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify and on your Alexa device. 

Thank you! The first Monday Podcast Update is below.

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Agile Audio Dashboards – Want Voice With That

This podcast is an interview with Jeff “Ski” Kinsey (@Consultski on Twitter) from Agile Audio Dashboards. This episode hit the airwaves as well on News-Talk 1480 WHBC located in Canton, Ohio during September 2018.

Jeff, along with his partner Tom Montelione, produce custom Alexa Skills. This podcast talks not only about Alexa but in addition the importance of “voice” regarding the future of online marketing and our interaction with technology.

We also cover aspects of podcasting including its integration with Alexa devices and the role of audio in general as it is related to digital marketing.

If you enjoy technology it’s all the better but this is an interesting program across the board for anyone who may be interested in what the future may be for how we interact with the internet.

Ask your Alexa device: “Alexa, enable Audio Dash Updates” to hear more from “SKI”

This is an audio snippet of the podcast:

For your convenience the full audio interview is available in this post below. It is also available on most of the popular podcasting platforms including iHeartRadio.

Also below is a video snippet of a separate live WHBC broadcast hosted by Pam Cook about Agile Audio Dashboards. In it both of us talk a little bit about voice and each of our individual backgrounds.

“Want Voice With That” by Agile Audio Dashboards (Pilot Episode)

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