My Awesome Hobby

My Awesome Hobby

My Awesome Hobby, hosted by Jay Lane, explores the positive impact and awesomeness of hobbies. It's easy for us to get wrapped up in our jobs, families and every day life. Sometimes, we need an escape. That's where hobbies come in. Join us each Thursday as we learn about new awesome hobbies and find out how you can get started too!


May 6, 2021 39 mins

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I talk with Tom Durgin about how he got involved with flying drones in the Air Force and how it eventually it turning into one of his favorite hobbies. We chatted about common misconceptions with drones (and why racers prefer to call them quads), safety, how races/race courses work and how fast racing drones can fly. 

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I chat with Mike about his experiences with all kinds of fishing ranging from offshore to fly fishing. We talk about Mike growing up with four father figures that heavily influenced his life, having the opportunity to catch a 63" Wahoo because his friend was sick, and a life-changing fishing story that didn't actually involve fishing that shaped Mike's perspective on life forever ("Life is too sh...

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I talk with Brian, a self-professed Star Wars nerd, about his lifelong love for making art and how he's using cutting-edge technology to make props such as firearms, lasers and armor inspired by video games and movies. He shares about his journey starting with traditional tools and materials to make props from scratch but now uses 3D printers and lasers to make his lifelike props that look like they came right ...

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 In this episode, I talk with Kenn Glenn about collecting Power Rangers toys, memorabilia and nostalgic items from his childhood (like Ziploc bags). We discuss the backstory of Power Rangers, how the show/toyline got started in the U.S., and why the show was like Saved By the Bell with Godzilla live action. We also talk about how toys have changed since the 80's/90's, the ratio of adults-to-kids toys in the stores, Marie ...

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In this episode, I talk with my good friend Ross Schoenbaechler about playing fantasy basketball (and other fantasy sports). We discussed how fantasy basketball works, formats (rotisserie vs. head-to-head), the comradery involved in playing a game together with friends, and the joy of winning a league and then turning around to pay a kid's medical bill with the grand prize money. Ross also shares about the time he didn't ...

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April 1, 2021 36 mins

In this episode, Sarah talks about getting started in hunting as an adult, the range of emotions evolved in a hunt, common misconceptions others have about hunting, conservation, what a mountain lion tastes like and we learn about a World Turkey Slam (hint: it does not involved wrestling). Sarah also talked about how she's developed as a person and shared a bunch of great resources sure to help out any new hunters. 

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I talk with Clay Greene about collecting Star Wars LEGO, the joy of tracking down a retired Batman set, relaxing after work, surrounding yourself with toys you love, and some advice for new LEGO collectors. We also talked briefly about the free LEGO VIP program where you earn points for every dollar you spend in the LEGO store or online.

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I love hobbies and I have a lot of them. A lot. Over the years, they have provided a great way for me to chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of my every day life. In fact, I love hobbies so much that I decided to start a podcast, My Awesome Hobby.

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I talk about why I started the podcast and share a little bit about myself, including my favorite hobbies. 

Why I started the podcast

  1. I'm making it my p...
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