Not That You Asked

Not That You Asked

Stories. Observations. Pet peeves. Brassy, breezy—often funny, sometimes serious—always fast and edgy. A shot of whiskey in a white wine spritzer world.

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January 2, 2022 6 min
If you’re nimble and able to think on your feet, sometimes you can turn a bad situation into something great, which is how our agency, Sports Etcetera, was started. An unlikely tale, but a solid example of turning lemons into lemonade.    Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you have an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the ...
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Meeting at her apartment. Having a hit with her on the building’s tennis court while being peppered with tough questions. Quite an experience. Hear how it worked out.  Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you have an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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Applying the sports sponsorship model to symphonies, operas, theaters, and dance groups, we changed their relationships with corporations, and in the process got a bird’s eye view of how these organizations operate.  Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you have an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not T...
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December 9, 2021 9 min
My trials and tribulations at the NBA, struggling with a job for which I was not yet qualified. Not an easy circumstance with which to contend. Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you have an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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August 1, 2021 8 min
The one and only Muhammad Ali, the Bayonne Bleeder Chuck Wepner, and my own broken jaw. Lesson learned … don’t mix business with pleasure. Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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July 18, 2021 6 min
It’s the summer of 2007 and Rudy’s flying high at the top of the presidential polls. Our paths cross in Quebec where he’s the featured speaker at one of our corporate shindigs. Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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June 20, 2021 6 min
A quick tale about me, the Secret Service, POTUS 41 and 43, and a breakfast speech in Ogunquit, Maine. Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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June 6, 2021 3 min
A quickie story about contending with the former Vice President when he refused to adhere to our contract. Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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March 21, 2021 7 min
First impressions count! Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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March 14, 2021 8 min
A story about transgendered people in sports back in the day, and how things have changed since then. Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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March 7, 2021 7 min
1974, Madison Square Garden. College Basketball. Lifting attendance from 800 to 10,000. My first success as a “promoter.” Get a copy of Skip the Funeral, out now on Amazon! Get a healthy dose of Bill on: Instagram Facebook TikTok And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating, review, or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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February 28, 2021 3 min
Ever notice the unfortunate connection between competition and service? No competition = lousy service. Naturally, it’s all about power. Take a monopoly like the DMV, where the clerks know you have no alternative, and demonstrate it with their tired, bureaucratic concept of service. But there are exceptions. Sometimes we get surprised by wonderful service. We’re uplifted by the right attitude. When it happens, it’ll light you u...
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Ride along with a true tale about the ‘70s in Berserk-ley. Great fun, commingled with misbehavior. If you haven't already done so, check us out on: Instagram Facebook TikTok Our Website And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating or review or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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February 7, 2021 7 min
Ok Boomer. The most popular meme of all time. 4,000,000,000 downloads. What are the Millennials & Gen Zers telling us? And what's the appropriate response? If you haven't already done so, check us out on: Instagram Facebook TikTok Our Website And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating or review or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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February 1, 2021 4 min
Here are a few things that bother me. Take a listen and see if you feel the same way. If you haven't already done so, check us out on: Instagram Facebook Our Website And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating or review or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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January 25, 2021 3 min
Today, we're going to talk about a few words and phrases that we could do without! If you haven't already done so, check us out on: Instagram Facebook Our Website And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating or review or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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January 18, 2021 4 min
Isn’t it curious how the consequences of giving up your roots, by moving away from your home town, are not typically considered in advance? Curious because the consequences are both significant and foreseeable. For more content go to BillGoldstein.com, Not That You Asked!
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January 17, 2021 4 min
Here’s a topic that might surprise, the art of naming. Whether you’re naming a child or a business or a book or, indeed, a podcast. Sounds easy, but it turns out, not so much. If you haven't already done so, check us out on: Instagram Facebook Our Website And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating or review or comment with the topic suggestion, Not That You Asked!
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January 10, 2021 5 min
After a year of weekly “Not That You Asked” podcasts, many listeners have asked for info on my background and why I started podcasting; publishing books; maintaining www.billgoldstein.com, and being active on multiple social media platforms. Here are some answers. If you haven't already done so, check us out on: Instagram Facebook Our Website And if you an episode idea, go leave us a rating or review or comment with the to...
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November 29, 2020 4 min
“A home without books is like a room without windows.” —Horace Mann. And yet, no one buys or read books anymore. Men especially so. Let’s talk about it. For more content, go to BillGoldstein.com, Not That You Asked!
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