An Old Man and his Two Sons

An Old Man and his Two Sons Podcast

Just an Old Man who wants to sit down with his two sons and talk.

Goodbye
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the history of their podcast, its inception, how their lives are changing soon, and say Goodbye. If you've made it this far: thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening to our little podcast. We sincerely hope that you laughed some, learned some, and enjoyed it enough to tell somebody. It's been fun....

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In this 99th episode, unofficially titled "Potpourri", an Old Man and his Two Sons discuss a wide array of topics including but not limited to; Classical Music, Joan Rivers Talk Show, the Crimson Tide, and the very concept of the vast array of topics available to any podcast listener or producer. It gets a little meta....

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An Old Man and His Two Sons discuss television and its place as a cultural touchstone and how it's evolved over time to become the world of cut-cord streaming. Also discussed: How to take an ironic joke too far....


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An Old Man and His Two Sons continue their mysterious countdown discussing previous episodes, films, directors, graveyards, head shaving, yard work, and Sean Connery....

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An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the world of alternative competitive sports, particularly, the absolute insanity of the World Dart Championship....

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An Old Man and His Two Sons discuss the impact of Hello Dolly through the modern lens, the women's suffrage movement, the equal rights amendment, and generally the bum deal that women have faced in America....


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An Old Man and his Two Sons deliver a Post Script to the previous California episodes discussing the wild fires, the farmer's market, and traveling back to their home of Central Florida....

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An Old Man and His Two Sons wraps up their three part California/Los Angeles trip special with a summary of some good food, interesting locales, and some general (and generally positive) observations....

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An Old Man and His Two Sons continue their journey to Los Angeles and regale us with the stories therein....


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A special episode recorded on location in the city of angels: Las Angeles! Discussing, frankly, the adventure of getting there....

Honey
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the golden sweet nectar of Bees: Honey. They discuss the health benefits of honey, some secrets you may not know, and we talk about a family member with a special talent surrounding bees....

Matt Baker
An Old Man and His Two Sons discuss an often forgotten and rarely celebrated young man who influenced the look of modern comic art during the Golden Age of Comic Books: Matt Baker. Baker was an accomplished artist and, as a young black man in the early 20th century, made quite a brief but influential splash on comics at the time....


Hotdogs
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Hot Dogs as a cultural food, representative of the "every man". They discuss toppings, experiences, and different approaches to the humble meal. They do NOT discuss its designation as a sandwich. That's in episode 12. Check it out too....

Florida: A Warning
Two native born Floridians and a man who has spent many decades in the Sunshine State talk about Florida as warning. They discuss how Florida is the butt of many jokes but is still a major tourist destination. Listen and learn how those living in the "Australia of the United States" feel about the easy humor levied at their home....

Clubs
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Clubs: the exclusive groups of which we have all found ourselves members in some capacity. They discuss the impact these groups have on society and social direction, the hindrances they can have on progress, and the subtle difference between them and Labor Unions. Also: the 2016 movie 'The Founder' gets a shout out....


Walking, Running, Biking
An Old Man and His Two Sons discuss their three different approaches to exercise and the various pros and cons of each. They also share some unique stories they've all experienced and how we can be more considerate to each other in our endeavors to get healthier....

Etiquette
An Old man and his Two Sons discuss etiquette in its many forms and share opinions on the decline of its presence and prevalence in modern society....

Australia
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the "land down under", the spiritual second cousin of Florida; Australia. They discuss some Australian history, fun trivia facts about the continent-country, and why a kinship is felt towards the Australians....


Fashion
An Old Man and his Two Sons discuss when fashion as a concept ranging from youth to current times, why cavemen wore anything, favorite clothing choices they've each made in the past as well as some less favorably remembered....

Spirits
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the spirits. Moving beyond previous subjects such as beer and alcohol they take aim squarely at liquor, liqueur, and wines this week. Favorite liquors, liquor history, and the level of pomp some liquor products and even brands are given in this modern age. Cheers!...

Food
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about food; international food, favorite food, bad food, good food, any food really. They share stories of how we all compare foods to our first experience and how food can be a great conjoiner of people and allow one culture to express itself to another. Also: Pizza. They talk about Pizza....


Huntin' 'n Fishin'
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about two staple outdoors activities and sports: Hunting and Fishing! Also: only one of them has any real experience with the activities themselves so it's a pretty fun ride....

Backpacks
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about backpacks and their growth in prevalence and wide usage over their lifetimes and experiences. From their humble beginnings to their seeming omnipresence in the modern world....

Clair Patterson
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about one of the greatest scientists you've probably never heard of, a man whose studies, findings, and activism has specifically every living person in the United States and most likely the world: Clair Patterson....


Napping
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about one of their favorite past times, whether it's intended or accidental; Napping! They discuss the cultural differences in our various approaches to whether napping is accepted or why we're doing it, give napping tips, and hopefully do what they can to keep you awake....

What Photography Did To Art, Film Did To Theater
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the ever evolving world of art and media, particularly the visual medium and how two different evolutions have several similar traits. This very special 75th episode will also feature a video version that can be watched as well as heard. Link to follow....

Profanity
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about profanity, expletives, and "Curse Words" and their social impact. They discuss the religious background behind something considered to be "profane" and how some words soften in their impact as you grow older. It's not necessarily what you say but how you mean it. Note: This Episode is not explicit....


Tattoos
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Tattoos, their perspectives on them, ideas they had for them, their resurgence in relatively recent popularity, and the variety of meanings they could have for those that have them, those that appreciate them, and those that merely see them....

The Rule Of Three
The gentleman give three examples of "Rules of Three" and how frequent the number 3 pops up in positions of significance in our lives and particularly in the more creative facets of society. The referenced photo can be found at the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds#/media/File:Rivertree_thirds_md.gif...

A.I.
An Old Man and his Two Sons have talked around this topic for some time and now they've decided to address A.I. directly and warn you about how subtle something like a world wide take over by an Artificial Intelligence can be! Referenced Episode: https://soundcloud.com/an-oldman-and-his-two-sons/episode-52...


A Trip To The Weed Shop
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about their three separate individual experiences purchasing legal cannabis in California and Washington; how the cultural approach to Marijuana has changed over the last several decades, and how these new experiences will become more widespread in the potentially near future....

Frequency Illusion
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about that sensation you have of learning new information and then repeatedly encountering that information in your day to day life just after learning it for the first. It's got a name! In fact, it has a couple of names and An Old Man and His Two Sons are going to talk all about it....

D&D
An Old Man talks to his Two Sons about Dungeons & Dragons, arguably one of the most famous tabletop dice games. They discuss a brief history of the game and make a valiant attempt to succinctly explain the concept and execution of this peculiar but popular role-playing game....


Milk
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Milk and the Government's propaganda machine to get us all to drink it, what drinking it ACTUALLY does for you, and what kind of milk we consume as a society. Seriously, there's a lot to learn about such a common, yet weird when you really think about it, beverage....

Archaeological Television
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about archaeological television. Television that, through preservation in re-runs and syndication, unexpectedly represent a snapshot of the eras when they were filmed. We discuss examples of these broadcast time capsules and some may not have aged as well as you'd expect....

Dinosaurs And Iridium
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about what is now widely accepted as the theory of the extinction of the Dinosaurs: The Alvarez Theory. They discuss previous theories and how the discovery of a very thin layer of a metal from space across the planet lead to the accepted view of a massive dust cloud created by an enormous meteor impact....


The Many Faces Of Munchausen
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about The Many Faces of Munchausen: an actual historical figure famous for his tall tales and exaggerations that has blossomed into society not only in television, film, literature but also as a syndrome, a dangerous medical concern, a thought puzzle, and a unique natural number set (remember 3435, it'll be important later)!...

The Necessity Of Angst
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about that period of time in most lives where we begin to develop more complex emotions but not quite the capacity to properly assess and understand them: you know; you're teenage years. They talk about how angst, anxiety, and the aimless gloom therein helps us to appreciate and process more adult emotions later in life. Can't have a sunny day without a rainy one!...

Humor
An Old Man and His Two Sons think they're pretty funny and they're gonna tell you why! As well as telling you three jokes and explaining why they're funny, different approaches to humor, various rules of humor and theories, and the shared experience of laughter. Because nothing increases the humor of something than explaining it, right?...


Virtual Embodiment
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about a burgeoning usage for Virtual Reality in the realm of Virtual Embodiment: utilizing virtual reality technology to create out of body experiences as well as educational and therapeutic experiences....

4'33"
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about the Modern Experimental Composer John Cage, the artist he's influenced, and his most famous piece 4'33" from a philosophical perspective, a music theory perspective, and a practical perspective....

Hair
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about the role hair and hairstyles have played in our culture through personal stories and observations ranging from social stigma associated with long hair on a male to unusual hairstyles....


Mishima
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about another writer of some significance: Yukio Mishima. Considered one of the best Japanese Authors of the 20th century we cover his first and arguably most famous work "The Sound of Waves" as well as a recap of his life and his eventual death....

Disney Tips
An Old Man and His Two Sons share some of their tips and advice for traveling to the mecca of Family Resort Vacations: Walt Disney World from the perspective of locals who have lived near the Magic Kingdom for years. Are you planning to travel down here? Expect some glib and off the cuff ideas on how to best enjoy your trip....

Live Music
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Live Music Shows, their history, rise to prominence, and subsequent decline/return to smaller venues. Despite varying interest: Live Music performances never go away and we discuss why that is and what live music means to the populace....


Beer
An Old Man and His Two Sons all talk about one of their favorite beverages and shared interests: beer; its history, how it's made, and drinking it. They share some trivia on the early history of beer and several "drunk at a party" stories....

Bicycles
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk briefly about the history of bicycles, memories of learning to ride, and how the bicycle has affected their perception of the world and themselves in relation. Plus, they share some personal "Bike stories"....

Nerd Talk
On this special edition: the Old Man takes a break for an episode and allows Mom to step in with the Two Sons and talk about "work stuff"; computer problems, misinformed coworkers and customers, and how to properly deal with a reply all email chain. It may not be exactly what you do at your job but hearing about us dealing with it will bring you a chuckle....


Drones, Drones, Drones
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about the future of hobbyist aviation and the rapid development of consumer level drone and quadcopter technology. This field is advancing faster than any of us are aware in the public sphere and we're gonna talk about it!...

Burt, John, Bill, And Tom
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about the difference between an Actor and a Movie Star utilizing four famous film celebrities: Burt Lancaster, John Wayne, Bill Murray, and Tom Cruise as examples....

Podcasts
For their 50th episode, An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about why they started their podcast, why they continue, how they produce it, and how you can produce your own! It's all very encouraging....


Barbie Vs. Bratz
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about something they have very little experience with: Barbie Dolls; and their main rival, Bratz. Why did these dolls make such an impact in America? Why did it take so long for there to be significant competition? Are they sexist or not? They barely know....

Acting
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about acting as a profession, a skill, and a series of work opportunities in this new world of constantly produced and continued streaming content. How has the world of professional film/television acting changed? What's acting like? How important is listening?...

Board games
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about one of the most classic ways to pass the time around the holidays with your family and friends: Board games! They talk about how you can learn much about a person based on what classic board games they like and how they play as well as the seeming board game renaissance happening right now....


Bright
An Old Man and his Two Sons all watch the movie "Bright" separately and don't share their thoughts and views on it until recording this episode; it goes about how you'd expect. Beware there are vague spoilers for the movie "Bright" on Netflix starring Will Smith....

An Unsolicited Advertisement
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the other Podcast on which one of the two sons is a presenter. It's a podcast on folk tales and legends and is wholly recommended by the Old Man and His Two Sons. https://www.gofolkyourself.com/...

Eye Glasses & Ink Pens
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Fountain Pens and Eye glasses and their progression of status from an exclusive item for the wealthy, elite, or just well-to-do to something you can buy for a dollar or are given for free as a promotional item to be lost or forgotten in your car. It takes a lot of time and technological advancement to create something so forgettable....


Puppetry
An Old Man sits down with his Two Sons to talk about the art and practice of Puppetry, its worldly significance, and its impact on even the modern world as a viable and present element of lasting entertainment. They also talk about their favorite puppets and do some silly voices....

Twitch
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about Twitch streaming and the rise of a new juggernaut of user-created live media: frequently a willful invitation for consensual voyeurism. What does this mean going forward in our increasingly cable-free yet personally interconnected world? Tune in to find out that they don't know either! There's also a shout out to Thomas Pynchon in hopes that he will one day respond....

Folk Music 101
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the origins of folk music dating all the way back (in some cases) to the mid to late 1800s. Ethan performs three of the songs live on this episode and discusses their impact on the very beginnings of American music and its evolution into the multi-genre industry it is today....


Coming To A Warehouse Near You
An Old Man and his Two Sons sit down and talk about the impending robot apocalypse as a robot is given citizenship in Saudi Arabia, which raises questions regarding Saudi Arabia's current views on women as full citizens. They also talk about the Kiva robots and the automation system that Amazon is implementing in their fulfillment centers (Links below). Kiva Robots via CNet: https://youtu.be/UtBa9yVZBJM Kiva Robots via Mind Blowing Videos: https://youtu.be/cLVCGEmkJs0...

Softball
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about Softball and getting into team sports as an adult with little to no background in them before hand....

N.Y.C.
An Old Man sits down with his Two Sons to talk about a recent trip to New York City and the experiences of both sons on their separate trips to one of the "Greatest" cities in America. We navigate our way through navigation of the city as well as share a few anecdotes and sidebars of what we did whilst there....


T - Shirts
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the pendulum swing of exclusivity in merchandise through the lens of the humble piece of clothing you may be wearing right now: The T-Shirt....

Dichotomy Of Tourism
An Old Man and His Two Sons compare the different approaches to getting tourism money for two very different locations with which they are all familiar: Orlando, FL and Columbus, GA. How do different places approach tourism and the money it brings? What kind of infrastructure is necessary to keep that out of town money coming in? How cool is FDR's "Little White House"? Tune in and Find out!...

Music In Movies - Horror Motifs
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about how the music of horror/suspense films has changed over time and how, even from the beginning, they were altogether different than the music of other genres of film. This is a good one, perfect for your Halloween and scary movie watching time....


Cannabis
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about what was once a controversial topic that has been thrust into the spotlight of late: Cannabis. They speak to their personal social experiences with cannabis, its place as a consumer and medicinal product, and what its recent rapid rush to legality means for other industries in the recreational and healthcare business fields....

Golf
An Old Man and his Two Sons sit down to talk about hitting the links and the benefits afforded in a sport such as Golf. They offer tips for beginners and amateurs (as they are all the latter) and talk about how Golf came into their lives. The Legend of Bagger Vance is mentioned....

Stephen King
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about how Stephen King, though a prolific writer, is not literature in the classic definition. They speak of their favorite stories by him as well as some of the better movie and film adaptations of his work, as well as some not so good adaptations....


GAFA
An Old Man and his Two Sons talk about the rampant condensation of power and information on the internet into the four major modern brands: Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. They hit on the two books that were the references for this podcast and how the above 4 countries are even viewed as "the Antichrist" in their abilities to gate keep information from the internet using public....

Documentaries
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about the earliest form of cinema: Documentary film. They chat about film's origins as a means to visually document the world around us and how that form has evolved through time. They also recommend some of their favorite documentaries....

L.A. Noire
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to discuss one of the sons favorite video games: L.A. Noire (which is receiving a re-release November of 2017). They talk of the Noir genre of film, how the video game represents that, how it compares to other games of that genre, but mostly it's an opportunity for one of them to gush about his favorite gaming experience....


Are You Lonely? Me Too.
On this more serious episode of an Old Man and His Two Sons the gentlemen have a conversation about loneliness across generational gaps and the difficulty in making connections in a very connected world. It may not be a knee slapper like some of the other episodes but it'll make you think....

Swift Sustenance
On this episode An Old Man and his Two Sons sit down to talk about the introduction and proliferation of fast food and the availability of cheap but sometimes sub-par food for a burgeoning country. There's also a shout out to Eddie Murphy....

Jack Parsons
In a spiritual sequel to episode 24: Jim, Jack, and George (https://soundcloud.com/an-oldman-and-his-two-sons/episode-24) An Old Man and His Two Sons give due time to the mythical mystery man that was Jack Parsons. We talk of his influence on NASA and the Space Sciences, his friendship with Aleister Crowley along with his key role in the Ordo Templi Orientis, and his connection with L. Ron Hubbard the creator of Scientology. Buckle up, it's gonna get a little weird!...


25th Episode Re-cap Special
For their 25th Episode An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to reminisce as quickly as possible all 2 dozen episodes they've released up until this point. Treat this as a refresher for episodes you've heard or a preview of episodes you've missed!...

Jim, Jack, & George
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk individually about three famous men that have captured their interest: Jim Henson, Jack Parsons, and George Washington. They biographical and some lesser known facts about these men and hopefully introduce the audience to some thing they didn't know before....

Coffee
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about a beverage that starts many of their days and, statistically, many of yours: Coffee! They discuss its origins, how it has changed in their lifetimes, its journey from a delicacy for the elite to a beverage for the working man, and their ideal coffee orders....


OJ
This week an Old Man and His Two Sons talk about OJ Simpson and his recent release on parole for his 2007 Armed Robbery charge. They talk about the original trial and its effects on public access to high profile hearings. Overall, a significant historical event viewed through the eyes of a child, a young man rediscovering it via television, and an old man who lived through it....

Here (Part 4 of 4)
On this, the 4th and final episode of their four part series, An Old Man and his Two Sons finish up their discussion and conversational attempts to answer the question that has plagued thinkers for as long as they could think; Why Are We Here? What is the meaning of existence? All three gentleman also share their personal views as the what is the great driving explanation behind our existence as a species. There's also jokes and laughs as well....

We (Part 3 of 4)
On this, the third episode in the four part series "Why Are We Here?", An Old Man and his Two Sons tackle the concept of "We". They finally get into the philosophical meat of the overall concept of this mini-series and attempt to tackle the concept of community, society, and what influence it may have on a unified answer to the great question. We mention a modern philosopher of which we all enjoy the teachings: Daniel Dennett. Several links for your own education have been included below. Ted Talk on the...


Are? (Part 2 of 4)
In the second part of their four part mini-series, An Old Man and His Two Sons continue the discussion of the grand questions "Why Are We Here?" with a conversation on the word "Are" and the nature of being and existence....

Why? (Part 1 of 4)
In this Episode of An Old Man and His Two Sons the boys sit down to ponder the first in a four part mini-series of podcasts on existence and the ultimate question "Why are we here?". They will take each word in turn and ponder and discuss it individually before providing a summation of their thoughts in the 4th part. Grab some tea, reading glasses, and retire to your study and enjoy!...

Father's Day Special
On this very special episode the Two Sons sit down with some special guests to talk about Fathers and Father's Day. The Two Sons are joined by their wives and their mother to discuss their father's on Father's Day....


BBQ
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to discuss a topic very close to all of their hearts, by way of the stomach; Bar-B-Que. They talk of personal experiences with good and bad bar-b-que, examples of it culturally changing in their lives, and where they've had some of their best bbq. Pull up and grab a plate!...

Libraries
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about their love of Libraries and the information available within. They share some personal stories and glowing reveries regarding their past experiences with these grand buildings of books that have held on through-out time....

VGHOF
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about a lesser known Hall of Fame. You've heard of Halls for sports, music, and celebrities but did you know that there is a Hall of Fame for Video Games. The guys certainly didn't. Have a listen as they discuss what electronic entertainment has already found its way into the annals of history and what games should've maybe been given another check....


The Twilight Zone
For their thirteenth episode An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about The Twilight Zone! They cover the television show, mention the movie, and talk of favorite or most memorable episodes. Between the three of them there's a super fan, a long time fan, and neophyte; give a listen and pick out which is which!...

Is A Hotdog A Sandwich?
Is a Hotdog a Sandwich? An Old Man and his Two Sons sit down to discuss this conundrum in their first episode with a user suggested topic! Thanks to Caleb for suggesting the conversational impetus!...

Video Games
An Old Man and His Two Sons talk about video games and their significant, individual, and shared experiences therein....


Lying
An Old Man & His Two Sons talk about the concept of Lying this week: lying to oneself, lying to someone else, little white lies, and malicious misinformation....

The Lego Movies
This week an Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about the pop culture phenomenon of "Lego Movies" ranging from recent movies, what makes them unique, and what movies could and could not be adapted to the Lego format....

Bed & Breakfasts
An Old Man & His Two Sons sit down to talk about their varied experiences using Bed & Breakfasts as a lodging alternative to hotels. Ranging from price differences, to feature differences, to unplanned complications such as late night cooking....


Emoji
An Old Man and His Two Sons sit down to talk about Emoji; the little pictures that you can send via your smart phone and what they mean for communication between people. Is it an improvement? A detriment? A step to the side?...

Vacations
An Old Man sits down with his Two Sons to discuss their recent absence from recording due to their vacations. They discuss the dynamics of traveling with a group (both large and small) and the necessity of seeking out new experiences when traveling....

Getting Older
An Old Man sits down with his Two Sons to discuss their perspectives on what is "Old" and what Getting Older means to the both of them....


Graphic Novels Vs. Comic Books
An Old Man sits down with his Two Sons to discuss the difference between Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and Comics based on their own opinions. Harvey Pekar, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby are mentioned as well....

Fitbit Fitness
The guys sit down to talk about the availability of fitness technology and its affects on the desire and motivation of the average user to continue to work out....

Korea and Japan
An Old Man sits down with his two sons to discuss Asia, specifically Korea and Japan, and their influence on America; culturally, economically, and personally....


The Advantages & Disadvantages of Orlando
An Old Man sits down with his Two Sons to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in Orlando, Fl from the point of view of a man returning after several decades, growing into adulthood there, and moving there immediately out of college....