The Scribble with Jeremy Bradley

The Scribble with Jeremy Bradley

Nationally syndicated radio host, newspaper columnist and bestselling author Jeremy Bradley heads into podcasting with this weekly download featuring celebrity guests, funny stories and entertaining chatter. The name of the program comes from the idea that sometimes the creative process includes scribbling down random ideas before you can make sense of anything. That's exactly what JB is doing every week on The Scribble.

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May 14, 2021 29 min

Let's face it: Technology is making us stupid. We rely so heavily on our devices that there's no reason to learn things anymore. "There's an app for that," right? Are we in trouble when we can't remember birthdays, phone numbers and basic information? Jeremy Bradley shares his thoughts on how lazy we're becoming. Plus, Canadian music legend Maestro Fresh Wes is sharing his love of music with newer genera...

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as an animal? All of your priceless humanly possessions mean nothing. You have no money, you have no social media, you have no real expectations except survival. Jeremy Bradley chats with executive producer Bonnie Winters about living an animal's life and how it could be so much more carefree than a human's. Plus, have you ever ordered food for delivery even though you ju...

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Remember going to a bar and meeting someone? Remember passing your number to someone and hoping they call you? Apps have changed all that. Jeremy Bradley talks about the new way of dating. It's all digital now. JB, who's never been on a dating website, checked in with his younger cousin to see what he searches for and how it works on an app. JB made some observations about how people present themselves and why it could be t...

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Social media is used as a communication tool for everything. But, is it losing its effectiveness when people commonly rant about whatever annoys them? Jeremy Bradley and executive producer Bonnie Winters talk about the influence (or lack thereof) of posts that encourage people to copy and paste a statement on their feed. Is it all talk or does it really make a difference? Later, should a workplace disregard its dress code policy fo...

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The Talk had one of its most serious conversations ever after returning from nearly one month on hiatus. The co-hosts addressed the controversy surrounding Sharon Osbourne's exit... without Sharon being there. Is that the proper way to have a professional and helpful dialogue: Talking through a situation involving someone without allowing their side to be heard as a rebuttal? Jeremy Bradley has some thoughts, and recounts the w...

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Shopping shouldn't seem like work. What's with stores wanting you to do everything yourself? Jeremy Bradley shares stories of self-checkout nightmares. If you've gone through the process, you can likely relate. Plus, JB takes a walk down memory lane after discovering a bunch of old photos at his grandma's house. It stirs up emotions as he reflects on her death last year. Later, Lou Diamond Phillips talks about Prodi...

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The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of customer service. Jeremy Bradley relives his days working in retail as a college student. JB shares some funny stories about his workplace laziness. Later, the flip side of customer service in a world where cameraphones and aggressive customers confront employees. Is a service job all that desirable nowadays? JB shares his thoughts about what is now called the "customer experience."

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It seems like the only time the Oak Ridge Boys call Jeremy Bradley is to celebrate or sell something! But JB is happy to once again welcome Joe Bonsall as the legendary music group celebrates 40 years of its hit song, Elvira. What makes the song such a fan favourite? Plus, how did the band get through coronavirus lockdown? By recording an album! Joe talks about everything the country group has been up to for the past year. Later, J...

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It's official: One year since everything practically shutdown in North America. Jeremy Bradley and executive producer Bonnie Winters reflect on the year that was during the pandemic. JB picked up a new talent for cutting his own hair, while Bonnie perfected her baking skills (as did so many others). Will these habits continue once lockdowns and isolation are lifted? Later, has the novelty of a work-from-home job worn off? JB ta...

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Is your head spinning from this crazy week? Jeremy Bradley recaps the major events from the week. It started Sunday with that explosive Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan. Is the royal family racist? Who's the one who made Meghan uncomfortable? As you know, Piers Morgan wasn't having it. JB discusses Piers walking off Good Morning Britain and the charges that he's racist. Also, Sharon Osbourne jumped into the mix, ch...

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The spelling debate continues! Jeremy Bradley and executive producer, Bonnie Winters, discuss JB's insistence on proper professional spelling when it comes to business. JB and Bon, both former editors at a publishing company, agree that texting lingo is destroying the English language, however, Bon says it started long ago. Plus, is it up to parents to educate their own kids? Many moms and dads are complaining on social media a...

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Canada made a controversial move to detain its citizens upon arrival back to the country. The government was shuttling passengers to secret locations and not allowing them phone calls -- REALLY! Later, the Trudeau government required people to quarantine in select hotels for up to three days while awaiting coronavirus test results. Jeremy Bradley and executive producer Bonnie Winters talk about the outrageousness of the Canadian go...

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It's been several months since Jeremy Bradley's grandma died from coronavirus. He revisited her house for the first time in over one year. JB reflects on the emotional return and what it was like being in the home where she lived for over 70 years. Later, there's so much "do as I say, not as I do" when it comes to elected officials and medical professionals during the pandemic but more and more it's becoming...

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One falls, one rises. Music legend, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, passed away this week. Jeremy Bradley reflects on their radio interview from July 2014. The chat was only supposed to be eight minutes but when JB tried to wrap it up, Mary said they weren't done talking -- and so it continued. The interview is rebroadcast in podcast form this week. Plus, the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry...

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Another day, another celebrity cancellation. Morgan Wallen was drunk (again) and made some poor choices (again) and it essentially destroyed his music career, if not Wallen's life. Jeremy Bradley and executive producer, Bonnie Winters, discuss Wallen's musical exit after being caught on tape using the N-word. Should his career suffer? Is drunken racism forgivable? Is there a way to redeem himself? Where can Wallen's lif...

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More drama for the Conways. Kellyanne Conway's Twitter account posted a topless photo of her 16-year-old daughter. It looks like the lines are drawn in the debate with Jeremy Bradley: Is mom a bad mom for (allegedly) posting a pic, or is the teen girl in the wrong for taking nudes in the first place? JB tweeted an article he previously wrote that tells kids to have more self respect than to take naked photos... and the Twitter ...

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Betcha weren't at Betty White's 90th birthday in Los Angeles. Jeremy Bradley was. This week, JB remembers the excitement of covering the Golden Girl's milestone birthday and how he has celebrated every year since. (Time to let go?!) Plus, the world was watching Washington on Wednesday for Joe Biden's inauguration. What was the world expecting to happen amid reports of anticipated widespread violence across the U.S.?...

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Pres. Biden is about to be sworn in as, well, president. Inauguration Day has all eyes on the U.S. as Pres. Trump is (potentially) dragged from the White House. Jeremy Bradley shares his views about the world looking on and commenting about the strife in the U.S. Plus, is constantly calling out diversity just furthering the divide between different groups? Do the victory laps come as a slap in the face to outsiders? JB shares a poi...

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The riots return to the United States. Americans (and, really, the world) watched on Wednesday as a mob took over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Jeremy Bradley comments with producer Bonnie Winters about the unrest across the United States. Plus, as a parent, how would Bonnie react if she saw her child violently protesting and breaking the law? Would she side with her kid or her country? Later, things get playfully superficia...

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It's a new year... but is anything going to be new? As much as people said, "I can't wait for 2020 to be over" are the expectations for 2021 too high? What's the best way to look back on a year? Jeremy Bradley has tips for looking back and reflecting on the positive moments in life. (Motivational speaker much?) Finally, JB opens up like never before about his relationship. How did his dream romance become realit...

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