The Fuzzy Mic

The Fuzzy Mic

After retiring from a 30-year, major market morning radio career, I'm often asked what I miss the most about the job. I miss 3 C's...camaraderie, creativity but most of all, conversation. The Fuzzy Mic is built around creativity and conversation to develop camaraderie. The 4 focus areas are: Mental Health, True Crime, Music and Sports. So, while The Fuzzy Mic allows me to fill some professional voids, it's my sincere hope that maybe you'll find something personally fulfilling in it too.

Episodes

July 9, 2024 16 mins

How do we rebuild our lives after a profound loss? Join me on The Fuzzy Mic as I share my personal journey of coping with the heartbreak of losing my beloved dog, Pinto.

I open up about how the pain kept me away from the microphone and how I've found solace through running and embracing the Mediterranean diet.

Struggling with depression and stress, I discuss the crucial role my dogs have played in my mental h...

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I'll just say this upfront, this episode ain't for everyone. It's raw, emotional grief.

How do you cope with the loss of a pet who was more than just a companion, but a beloved family member? Join me on an emotional voyage as I remember Pinto, my cherished dog, and explore the deep bond we shared and the unwavering joy he brought into our lives.

Pinto's presence was a constant source of love an...

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Have you ever felt like a fraud, even when you're achieving success? On this episode of the Fuzzy Mic Podcast, we dive into my personal battle with imposter syndrome and its toll on my mental health. I recount my 2019 adventure attempting to run 304 miles on Alaska's Dalton Highway, a journey where self-doubt loomed large despite my accomplishments. This reflection is set against the backdrop of recent high-profile suicid...

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Navigating the stormy seas of mental health and addiction requires a seasoned captain, and Evan Jarschauer has charted these waters like no other. As our honored guest on The Fuzzy Mic, Evan, a beacon of hope in the realm of professional mental health intervention, shares his own tumultuous journey from a childhood overshadowed by divorce and abduction to his current role in guiding families toward healing. His story is a testament...

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May 21, 2024 10 mins
Embark on a profound journey of healing and discovery alongside retired US Army Colonel Todd Tuttle as he traverses the breathtaking vistas of the Appalachian Trail with Warriors Expedition. In our latest episode, Todd opens up about his transformative experience, covering over 550 miles through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and into Virginia. As he hikes with nine other veterans, they each find solace in nature's e...
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When the odds are stacked high and life throws every conceivable challenge your way, some give up, but not Jim Tietjens. Striding through a storm of health battles that would test the mettle of the strongest souls, Jim's story is nothing short of miraculous. From guarding soccer goalposts with unmatched fervor to enduring two heart transplants, a kidney transplant, and cancer, his life is a testament to human resilience. Our c...

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Embarking on a voyage through the darkest crevices of the human heart, Kelly Kirk joins us with a tale that grips the soul, revealing the wrenching agony of losing loved ones to violence. His courage in exposing the depths of his grief fosters a profound understanding of how we navigate the aftermath of tragedy, igniting a conversation that grapples with the age-old adage: is it better to have loved and lost?

Love and loss...

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When Naomi Swartzentruber steps away from the simplicity of her Swartzentruber Amish roots into a world brimming with complexity, her life takes turns that most could scarcely imagine.

Our conversation with her is nothing short of a riveting odyssey, tracing her path from a childhood devoid of modern luxuries to a whirlwind of exploitation and resilience that would forge her into the empowered woman she is today. Her narra...

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Venture behind the glossy images with former Playboy Playmate, Deborah Driggs as we uncover a tale of transformation from centerfold sensation to a life coach with a mission. Together, we navigate the often-turbulent waters of fame, unearthing the personal battles against anxiety and depression that lay hidden beneath the surface. In a candid conversation, Deborah reveals the pivotal moments that propelled her past the veneer of pe...

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When was the last time you truly reached out to someone struggling with their mental health? Join me as I embark on a solo journey through the complex terrain of our psyche. This episode is as upfront and raw as they come, as I navigate this path alone, without the usual back-and-forth with guests, a reflection on the power of communication unfolds—a reminder that sometimes, all it takes is a message or a check-in to potentially sa...

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April 9, 2024 54 mins

Emerging from a backdrop of familial turmoil, Bobby Sexton's tale is one of profound transformation—a narrative that will resonate with anyone striving to rewrite their own story of adversity. As your host, I'm thrilled to present a conversation that delves deep into the resilience of the human spirit, examining how self-discipline is the cornerstone of personal triumph. Our exchange offers an intimate look at the complex...

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We welcome the formidable Karen Conti, attorney and author of "Killing Time with John Wayne Gacy," for a conversation that challenges the depths of our understanding of crime, punishment, and human nature. With the chilling dichotomy of Gacy's life as both a community figure and a predator, Karen opens up about the rollercoaster of emotions and dangers she faced while representing one of the most vilified individuals...

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Sometimes, the strength we need comes from the stories we hear; Sarah's is one such tale. Through her eyes, we witness the formidable choice to leave an abusive relationship with a partner enmeshed in narcotic addiction, and it's a stark reminder that our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses, but bridges to connect with others. Her incredible journey illuminates the podcast, providing hope and reinforcing that we are never ...

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March 19, 2024 11 mins

In this short and atypical episode, I navigate the choppy waters of a St. Louis tragedy that's stirred a national conversation, examining the threads of violence, and the power of our rawest emotions. It's a departure from the norm, but one that invites you to join in a session both therapeutic and thought-provoking.

With my former radio and current Tuttle & Kline Podcast partner, Tim Tuttle, we journey throu...

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When darkness overshadows our past, it takes an extraordinary strength to step into the light. That's exactly what Acamea Deadwiler, our guest and survivor-author, embodies. Her raw account of rising beyond the confines of childhood trauma serves as a reminder that although scars may mark our history, they don't chart our future.

Love, in its endless complexity, is a language we never stop learning to speak. Our ...

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Strap in for a wild ride alongside Phil Soussan, the rock legend whose bass lines powered the iconic Ozzy Osbourne and who now thunders with Last In Line. As Phil gets candid about his illustrious journey, he transports us from his Rock Gods Hall of Fame induction to his current project, "Last in Line". We'll also chuckle over a classic anecdote – beware of magnets near your electronics!

Phil doesn't ju...

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Battling inner demons is an all too familiar narrative, but when David Shamszad peels back the layers of his struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction, it takes on a profound resonance. His raw and honest recount of hitting rock bottom and clawing his way back into the light offers not just a story but a lifeline. As we navigate the often misunderstood nuances of mental health with David, you'll be touched by his vulnerabil...

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As we peel back the curtain on Florida's most bizarre crime stories, veteran journalist Frank Stanfield joins us to unravel the peculiar, the haunting, and the downright jaw-dropping from his book, "Vampires, Gators, and Wackos." Imagine the most outlandish cases possible—now multiply that by the Sunshine State's penchant for the extraordinary. Frank's expertise leads us through the dark alleys of crime rep...

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When Tim Tuttle and I sit down with mics between us, it's more than just a catch-up between old radio comrades—it's a journey through the heart of morning radio's heyday. Imagine peering into a world where every conversation sparked with creativity and each day was a performance that kept listeners riveted. Our latest episode captures that essence, from the laughter-filled recollections of our very first show in &apo...

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Imagine stepping into the electrifying world of UFC and boxing, guided by the resonant tones of Joe Martinez, whose announcing prowess is as legendary as the fighters he introduces. Our latest episode takes you beyond the spotlight, into the heart of a man whose life is a tapestry of high-octane adventure, deep spiritual conviction, and raw human emotion. Through his stories, we traverse the rugged terrains of off-roading camarader...

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