Ol' Fools Talking Ol' Skool

Ol' Fools Talking Ol' Skool

Two long time friends take a lighthearted look at things of the past, discuss the present and delve into the future, in an unscripted manner.


June 8, 2024 28 mins

Rodney & Mickey talk about how salaries in the WNBA are far smaller that most endorsements, the frustrations of seeing folks in employment lines and social service lines wearing designer clothes and accessories, the hypocrisy of sports writers criticizing female Black coaches because of the fashionable clothes they wear, all the noise talked on basketball courts were primarily contributed to Black players, the evolution of high...

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In this edition Mickey and Rodney talk about self-made privacy precautions, the continuing effort to determine the best players ever in different sports (and how there will never be a definitive answer), Caitlin Clark and how her accomplishments should have an asterisk beside her name, the bias in pro sports, the evolution of the NBA, the Latino influence in baseball, the spectacle that has become the NBA draft and how despite the ...

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May 16, 2024 31 mins

Mickey & Rodney talk about being leery when unexpected money arrives, the frustration of automated calls, fraud attempts, and junk emails, along with being mindful of who you trust, maintaining your personal privacy and how we've pretty much have stopped answering any call that come in on a land line.

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May 11, 2024 30 mins

Mickey & Rodney talk about the crazy weather we've been having with the storms and tornados, how the weather led to roof replacement and storm shelter drama and more insane paperwork due to someone's passing. 

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April 13, 2024 28 mins

Rodney and Mickey talk about how not to make a fool of yourself, lesson learned throughout life, remembering the past, not letting your past life go, people's perceived opinion of you, and living your dreams.

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April 6, 2024 33 mins

Mickey & Rodney talk about when a one-hour lunch actually lasted one hour, how doctor offices tell you to be there fifteen minutes early and they see you thirty minutes past your appointment time, forward thinking and playing the political game.

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March 28, 2024 36 mins

Rodney and Mickey talk about pre-planning needs for that time when we all must leave this earth and old war stories about deployments during the war.

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March 16, 2024 31 mins

In this episode Mickey talks about all of the roadblocks and illogical rules he runs into trying to handle his uncle's affairs.

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Rodney and Mickey talk about world politics, military retirement, social security, smart decisions in life and educating yourself.

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March 1, 2024 29 mins

Mickey & Rodney talk about old musical groups and their stories, how old school players couldn't sneak around in these days of social media, what you can find when you Google your name, why we thought lawyers new all types of law, taking liberties with words, GoFundMe and panhandling and politicians and their riches.

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February 26, 2024 38 mins

Mickey & Rodney talk about shaving, the price of haircuts, "Old Men's Advice", divorce and marriage (even among superstars), Taylor Swift and her influence on the NFL, and old school artists like Lisa Stansfield, the O'Jays and Frankie Beverly.

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February 15, 2024 31 mins

Rodney & Mickey talk about these ridiculous kids' names, men with extensions down to their butts, eyelashes that look like black caterpillars, outrageous fingernails, how just because they make it doesn't mean you can wear it, hair/beard dying, what's considered fashionable and what's not and how things have changed as we've gotten older!!!

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January 31, 2024 30 mins

Mickey and Rodney talk about Rodney's COVID recovery, the winter weather we just had, vaccines, the News Nation network, Fani Willis, how much judges and teachers are disrespected today, and bad English.

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January 19, 2024 31 mins

Rodney and Mickey talk about the current political environment, including Donald Trump, the wars in Israel and Ukraine, the US's historical relationship with Iran, how time seems to be passing so quickly, how we couldn't wait to be 18 and now our children are turning 40, ever changing neighbors and homemade cold remedies.

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January 12, 2024 35 mins

Mickey & Rodney talk about the good old days of ESPN when they repeated football games over and over again, what ESPN considers sports now, some of the comments sports announcers make, including Richard Sherman, Charles Barkley and Shaq, Shaq's business sense, celebrities and money management, what if you had a lot of money, questionable business management and cigar bars and turkey wings!!!

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January 5, 2024 24 mins

In this episode Rodney & Mickey talk about how free services can come with frustrations, the rumors about T.D. Jakes, girls having baby's by celebrities with no shame, the craziness on social media, OnlyFans pages, very revealing lady's fashion and slap fighting.

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December 22, 2023 31 mins

Mickey and Rodney talk about the cold and flu season, how we have pantries full of medicine that's mostly expired, vaccines, our "warm natured" wives, Mickey's very frustrating eye exam, going to the VA and its example of government bureaucracy. 

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December 9, 2023 31 mins

In this episode Rodney and Mickey talk about home building, how you get what you pay for, how do they really measure the square footage of your home, how your home value can go up by the property assessor just driving by your home, retirement strategy, paying off a home and reading money advice services like Kiplinger and the Moneyist.

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November 30, 2023 36 mins

Mickey and Rodney talk about people who procrastinate, the benefit of doing things now, not later, our OCD-like habits (emptying the trash, filling the beverage fridge), a quick lesson in trash management, yard sprinkler systems and home building. 

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November 16, 2023 31 mins

Rodney & Mickey talk about a recent dating incident where a lady was taken to The Cheesecake Factory and she told her date she was "too fine" to go to a chain restaurant; dating past and present, how doing the simple things can safe time later and other stuff!!!

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