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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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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)

June 2018 Social Media Video Studio Promo for Billy Dees Podcast

 

NFL Taking a Knee Protest Commentary Podcast

This podcast is an opinion commentary about the NFL ruling that players and personnel must stand for the National Anthem.

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HumorOutcasts Radio Interview Brian Kiley “The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins”

 

I recently interviewed Brian Kiley for HumorOutcasts.com. Brian has a substantial resume as a comedy writer and entertainer. Brian has been a staff writer for Conan O’Brien for 23 years and been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards one of which he won in 2007. He has appeared numerous times on the David Letterman show, Late Night with Conan and four times on the Tonight Show. Brian Kiley also has his own Comedy Central half-hour special.

Brian Kiley is also the author of a novel, “The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins” available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. The book has a subject matter that you probably wouldn’t expect from a comedy writer. For more information about the nuances of the story line, without any spoilers of course, I would like to refer you to Brian himself on our podcast interview.

Any time that I take on an interview I am somewhat nervous about how it will turn out because I want it to ultimately be good for the subject. However, when approaching an interview with someone like Brian I am also aware of two things. For one, they have been interviewed over the years by the best of the best. And two, they do so many interviews that they get asked the same questions over and over again.

The challenge, therefore, is to talk about the right mix of information relevant to the book and yet respectfully throw in a few curve-balls to add an organic feel to the conversation about his craft. I expressed this anxiety to Brian before we began recording and he was very gracious and receptive to the idea.

As they say, with that being said, I invite you to listen to our podcast produced on behalf of Donna Cavanagh and HumorOutcasts.com. The episode is available at the bottom of this post.  For your convenience the interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including iTunes Apple Podcastsand Stitcher under “Billy Dees.” It can also be accessed on TuneIn through your Amazon Alexa streaming device.

The podcast is titled on these services as:

HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio Brian Kiley – The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins

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HumorOutcasts Radio Interview Cathy Sikorski “Who Moved My Teeth?”

 

What is a caregiver? If you help someone else you may be a caregiver and not realize it. As time goes on in a given situation your role as such may well become a major responsibility. Many of us should also be aware of the looming risk that we ourselves will someday be in a situation where we require assistance in our daily lives.

These are daunting possibilities to ponder. I happen to feel, however, that choosing to be a caregiver for a loved one when it is possible is a noble and rewarding act. Moreover, it does not have to be the nightmare that it often turns out to be when we wait for a crisis to develop before we take action to become informed.

This is the subject of the book, “Who Moved My Teeth? Preparing for Self, Loved Ones and Caregiving” by Cathy Sikorski.

Cathy is an attorney who specializes in elder care. I found Cathy to be a skilled speaker who infuses the right amount of humor and lightheartedness into such topics as powers of attorney, advanced directives, managing medical bills and many other subjects. The book provides an excellent background into these matters and provides a feel for what you may need to research.

As stated in the book:

“And this is where a good Elder Lawyer comes in. Find her or him and talk to them. Know what you can and cannot do and when you can and cannot do it. Knowledge is Power.”

This is a highly informative podcast with a strong functional value and 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 through your Amazon Alexa streaming device. Follow Cathy on Twitter at @Cathy_Sikorski and me at @BillyDees.

The episode is titled on these services as:

HOPress HumorOutcasts Cathy Sikorski – Who Moved My Teeth?

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HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Ron Neumer “Once in a While in Philadelphia”

This podcast episode is an interview with Ron Neumer who is the author of, “Once in a While in Philadelphia.”

The book is a collection of short stories drawn from Ron’s experiences in a neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. The stories are loaded with vibrant characters that are composed of an interesting dichotomy of both over the top attributes and an easily imaginable set of traits from your next door neighbors. They have spirited nicknames such as Rico James Paradise, Ronnie the Big Cad, and Pork Chops.

To get a better impression of the book I would strongly suggest that you listen to our podcast and hear Ron talk about it himself. Ron is a natural-born story teller. I found Ron to be one of those individuals who re-lives the stories on an emotional level as he recounts them. Ron has an affection for his characters and reveals a humanistic empathy for the genuine human being behind the wild antics of the personality depicted.

You can find out more about Ron on his websiteTwitter, and Facebook“Once in a While in Philadelphia” is available on Amazon.

The podcast is available 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. It can also be accessed on TuneIn through your Amazon Alexa streaming device. The episode is titled on these services as:

“HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio Ron Neumer – Once in a While in Philadelphia”

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HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Leslie Handler “Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank”

Leslie Handler is the author of the new book, “Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank” subtitled, “An Inspirational Collection of Essays from Humorous to Simply Human.”

During our podcast for HumorOutcasts.com Leslie takes us on a personal journey from her early life in Texas and the Cayman Islands, to her various careers and then a health crisis, and through her transition into writing. Which is very fitting because her book is also very personal.

The essays in her book are her individual stories which are not embellished with any creative license. The compositions range from financial issues, raising children, and reoccurrences of mice infestation.

Leslie HandlerLeslie is a great speaker and is very engaging. I found her to be a very genuine person during our discussion and I have little doubt that that quality came across very well during the writing of her book.

Please give our podcast a listen right 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. It can also be accessed on TuneIn through your Amazon Alexa streaming device. The episode is titled on these services as, “HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio Leslie Handler - Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank” under Billy Dees.

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