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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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Monday Podcast Update for Week November 12, 2018 Trust

Monday Podcast Update for Week of November 5, 2018 Don't Over-Use Your Software

Monday Podcast Update for Week of October 29, 2018

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.

Listen to "Monday Podcast Update for October 22, 2018" on Spreaker.

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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HumorOutcasts Radio Interviews with Michael B. Solomon and Kay Raga from NAMI

Our podcast this time around deals heavily with the subject of mental illness and fighting stigma. We have two interviews on tap for you in this episode. First, we talk with Michael B. Solomon who is the subject and one of the authors of “It Comes from Within: Living with Bipolar Illness.” The book was co-written with Gloria Hochman. Second, we talk with Kay Raga representing the NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) organization.

The process of reading Michael’s book and reviewing material with Kay about the NAMI group was a very rewarding and educational experience for me. I would certainly expect the same experience for other readers and listeners of our podcast as well.

Michael B. SolomonI interviewed Mike over the phone and he not only talked about the book but gave us much insight into his evolving experience with bipolar illness through the years. It is a personal journey of trials and tribulations to be sure but also one of triumph and perseverance. His gentle personality comes forth very much in this interview and lends the podcast a heartwarming tone and a message of much hope.

I talked with Kay with a mobile recording set up on location at the NAMI office in Canton, Ohio. Kay not only has a wealth of knowledge and experience in regard to the services of the NAMI organization but also has a great audio voice that lends itself to the stylings of NPR. Her cadence and sense of purpose will draw you into the subject matter.

Billy Dees with Kay Raga from NAMII would strongly encourage everyone to give this podcast episode a listen. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to work on this project. My very special thanks to Michael B. Solomon, Kay Raga and Donna Cavanagh of HumorOutcasts.com.

For more information about the National Alliance on Mental Illness please go to NAMI.org.

For your convenience the podcast interview is available below at the bottom of this post. The interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including iHeartRadio under “Billy Dees.” (Available on Alexa devices as well.)

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Radio – Michael B Solomon and Kay Raga from NAMI

Listen to "HumorOutcasts Radio - Michael B Solomon and Kay Raga from NAMI" on Spreaker.

HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Dorothy Rosby

HumorOutcasts Press (Publisher)This podcast is an interview with Dorothy Rosby. Dorothy is the author of I Used to Think I Was Not that Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better,” who refers to the book as the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. She also is the author of I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch, Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest.” 

Dorothy Rosby is a speaker and syndicated humor columnist whose writing appears in publications across eleven states. Her column has been recognized by the South Dakota Newspaper Association. She was a finalist in the 2015 Robert Benchley Annual Award for Humor Writing and was the 2015 first-place winner in the Humor Column category of the National Federation of Press Women contest.

During this interview with Dorothy we cover a gamut of topics including her method of topic selection, the discipline of writing, and interestingly how she feels humor can be a method of persuasion.

Dorothy RosbyYou can follow Dorothy along with her amusing witticisms on Twitter at @DorothyRosby.

The podcast interview is available below at the bottom of this post. For your convenience the interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including iTunes Apple Podcasts and Stitcher under “Billy Dees.” It can also be accessed on TuneIn and iHeartRadiothrough your Amazon Alexa streaming device. (Produced for HumorOutcasts.com.) 

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Dorothy Rosby

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Why I Like Podcasting! (Video)