This Podcast Is... Uncalled For

This Podcast Is... Uncalled For

This Podcast Is… Uncalled For is a podcast hosted and produced by Mike Czerniewski This podcast is largely an interview-based podcast that (1) explores different aspects of the host’s life so far, and (2) introduces the audience to some very interesting people.


September 15, 2023 46 mins

Both Mike and Braden participate in the "gig economy."  When they're not doing the podcast, they're either bringing your food to you or coming to give you a ride to wherever you want to go.  Today, they share their thoughts on working these part-time needs-based jobs.

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Gun violence is a real problem in the United States.  Mike and Braden discuss.

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August 18, 2023 32 mins

Today Mike shares his thoughts on lung cancer and efforts to fund its research.  Mike has had two mentors in his life battle this disease, one of whom passed away from it.

If you can, please donate to any charity that deals with lung cancer and its research.  We recommend giving your donation to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation:

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August 4, 2023 69 mins

It's truly a great time to be a Kansas Citian.  This public meeting is the second round for a study on an east-west transit corridor in Midtown Kansas City, one that may be a new streetcar line. 

You can learn more about the study and the proposed route at:

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August 1, 2023 10 mins

20 years ago, Mike earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).  20 years later, the university hired a firm to contact alumni - Mike included - and ask about their experiences for a (very expensive) anniversary project.  Thankfully, they offered the audio to Mike for free, so instead of having to pay over $100 for the opportunity to listen to it, we give you this bonus...

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We're tackling citizen journalism today as our intrepid host attended public meetings for the Kansas City Royals' proposed Downtown ballpark district.


To find out more about the Royals' project, go to

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July 7, 2023 59 mins

In this episode, we interview Kansas City filmmaker Sam Tady.  Mike did college student video with him, and Braden worked with him as well.  Expect a very fun conversation.

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June 23, 2023 61 mins

We've made it to 100 episodes, so let's have some fun!  Brian Boye returns to celebrate with us.  We answer voicemails and do some podcast trivia.  There is a little bonus at the end that you don't want to miss.

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The Niemann chess cheating scandal (and subsequent lawsuit) provided our intrepid host an opportunity to talk about cheating.

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May 26, 2023 42 mins

Our first discussion among co-hosts.  Mike and Braden go over the celebrities - living or dead - who most influenced them on their life paths.

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May 19, 2023 55 mins

We have a Bonus episode for you!

The NFL Draft was recently held in Kansas City.  Mike attended, and Braden met a few fans while doing Uber.

In today's episode, they both talk about their experiences.  Mike quizzes Braden on the NFL's alignment.  There is also some XFL talk.

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May 12, 2023 35 mins

Mike is a big fan of Japanese comedy, specifically the long-running (yet YouTube-kinda-scarce) variety show Gaki no Tsukai.  Today he talks about it and why he likes it so much.





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We hear it all the time from conservatives in America: the media has a liberal bias.  Our intrepid host, a self-described progressive who has worked in media, is here to tell you that that is nonsense - and why.

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April 14, 2023 74 mins

Today's interview is with Danny Fhantum and King Dari, who - along with our intrepid new co-host Braden - form the rap group Faded Mercury.

The outro music for this episode is their song "Fight," and is used with permission from the artists.

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March 31, 2023 30 mins

We now have a co-host!!

Braden Shryock is the newest member of our podcast family, and will be popping in from time to time with discussions and guest interviews.

Today, this being his first episode, we're getting to know Braden.

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March 17, 2023 25 mins

We're at the start of Season 6!!

Today, Mike revisits a few Thoughts from previous episodes, and add his thoughts on a couple of other topics - and a couple of major corrections.

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January 13, 2023 40 mins

Amy Bell is a two-time former candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives, a political activist, and co-host of the podcast These Are Bad Movies.  Amy comes on to talk about her history with running for office as well as her issues with local political leadership.

Part of our 2022 KC Virtual Fringe program

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December 30, 2022 32 mins

Actor, filmmaker and rapper Omega Edwards comes to the podcast to talk about his creative outlets.  Guess who gave Omega his first acting credit?

Part of our 2022 KC Virtual Fringe program

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December 16, 2022 38 mins

Local actor and filmmaker Dan Handley joins us to talk about film, martial arts, geek culture and relationship troubles.

Part of our 2022 KC Virtual Fringe program

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Lucas Stoneking and Daniel Rains return to become the first guests on the podcast to 3-peat!

Part of our 2022 KC Virtual Fringe Festival program

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