im on top of the world

i just finished one of the best podcasts ive ever done.

this is episode #89. youd think i would know by now that im good at this, but no. every week i i listen and do the things and then when its up i feel fantastic as if it was the first time.

i went into podcasting not knowing anything. i didnt think i had the right voice for it. i def didnt know how to edit audio. and the podcast world is impacted with tons of other shows, most far sexier than what im up to.

but i have my own little lane. i cannot believe we are getting close to 100 episodes. i also cannot believe how good all of them are.

i am truly blessed and i and so thankful to everyone, especially jordan for helping me get to this place.

today this guy DMed me out of the blue wanting to be a guest. he lives in Northridge, is filipino and has experience podcasting himself. what an easy episode that will be.

the only thing that makes this thing hard is i insist on having a real blog post for every episode. that takes at least a day and a half. it used to take two days but im getting better with my ADHD. but its still a bit of a struggle because i want to go out and Uber and make money.

anyways im extremely happy today because the monkey on my back of this episode is gone. the only ones bitching now are my cats who start bitching around 730pm even though they know they get fed at 830

ive been giving them half the food they normally get because they were getting fat. the diet is totally working but they are uppity and angry almost all the time. too bad. they look great and they will live longer lives now.

yes its been about a month since ive last posted

the site was broke. it took poor mark a while to figure it out but thankfully he identified it.

we had some cooperation with Canada and bing bang boom we are back on the air.


my name is tony. i am a podcaster.

i support the podcast by driving Uber.

over the last month or so i have been driving full time. it’s been pretty fascinating bc i wake up as early as i can in the morning and do as many rides as i can before rush hour.

once traffic gets bad i try to hide out in neighborhoods where i wont have to go to busy intersections or get on freeways.

once everyones at work i try to find places where people are bopping around doing errands or buying diamonds or something.

ive been getting a lot of students (as young as 12!), teachers assistants, nurses aides, and of course tourists. i try not to drive in the dark but now that daylight savings time is over thats gonna be harder to do.

i dont like the dark because its hard to see addresses on buildings and i worry about accidents and weird things. the other night i was working on finishing up a bonus and there i was in the nighttime in Hollywood and i was all, i need to get home. i got home. got the bonus. alls well, but i may have to start waking up even earlier, like 4am, so i can be done by 2 or 3.

the problem is 3pm-5pm is a great time to drive because none of the part time drivers are on the road then. they’re all at their real job, so surge prices kick in and i have my pick of whatever trips i want. but i also dont wanna be driving for 10-12 hours because its not good for my hands, arms, and back, all of which have been cooperating bc God is good and loves me.


today i have two interviews for Hear In LA. When im done i need to get the blog post started for Wednesday’s episode which is a wonderful woman who is about to come out with a book on Cults.

Monday and Tuesdays are my days off from driving but i need to do podcast things on those days. so i really dont have any days off. which is fine bc LA Taco is stealing, LAist is sorta stealing, and who knows who else will crawl out from under a rock to see if they can challenge what Jordan and I are doing.

But here’s the thing: they cannot really compete, even though they have way more money and people. They can’t compete bc its a job for them. something they do for money. im doing this out of love. Also i created this whole thing and they know they’re copycats.

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band may have had a hit ripping off Springsteen but it was just ONE hit and Bruce went on to make many many more.

don’t be a Beaver Brown Band. life is too short. be original. do what you truly love. and no one can touch you.

last night i spent a few hours making this

it taught me a few things:

i need some musical instruments in here.

i need to tear down a few walls in this apartment.

i need to do these things on every podcast i do.

i need to spend more time learning how to work this software.

i need a mouse.

i need love.

i need a vacation.

i need to do these earlier in the process.