Hey, want to know what I sound like? Chump Lady and Chump Nation were the subject today of Lynn Borton’s “Choose to Be Curious” podcast, which livestreams from Arlington Independent Media’s WERA. Lynn is a broadcaster extraordinaire and veritable one-woman NPR station. Check it out!
You can listen here at the “Choose to Be Curious” blog (and check out the other fascinating podcasts).
Or on iTunes
Or on this Curiosity to Go segment
Whatever your podcasting drug of choice, enjoy this half-hour discussion about changing the infidelity narrative. Lynn approaches all subjects from the angle of ‘curiosity’ — which requires empathy and open-mindedness, qualities she has in spades as an interviewer.
I met Lynn after taking a digital sound course at AIM, where I was fortunate enough to shadow her in the studio. She’s been ever so helpful showing me the podcasting ropes, and encouraging future Chump Chat productions here.
Speaking of which — PODCASTS ARE COMING to Patreon. A progress report on that — initial hurdles have been leapt over — Australia trip, getting new computer powerful enough for editing large sound files, evicting Mr. CL from our guest bedroom/office desk (a big round of applause for his selflessness, because this really sucked for him), securing a new desk-in-exile (in our bedroom), and connecting my new Blue Yeti mic to my new Mac, WHICH REQUIRED AN ADAPTER (Thunder plugs? WTF Apple?!), subscribing to Adobe Creative Suite for Audition…. and….
I’m ready to record. FINALLY.
Oh hey, I actually did produce a little something — and you can download it for as little as a one buck donation to the blog on Patreon. “Trust That They Suck” ringtones!
Don’t want to answer that phone? Hear me intone over and over “Trust that HE SUCKS” or “Trust that SHE SUCKS” again and again, until your neural networks glaze into new pathways of meh.
(You can download either gender, depending on your toxic individual. We’re binary that way.)
And a big shout out to the 390+ Patrons who support the other 3.7 million of you (that’s the number of unique visitors to this site, to date, for real) — THANK YOU.
I know it sucks to have a pay wall for extra content, but doing that ensures that everything on this site, my daily column, the forums, and the archive are here FREE for everyone who needs it. A big, big thank you to the blog supporters. I’m not a full-time Chump Lady, in fact I just took a new job, so I’m burning it at both ends (as before, you won’t notice a difference.) It’s just set me back slightly in getting the first podcast produced.
However, I’ve also just subscribed to Crowdcast which works with Patreon to produce live video events, which are MUCH easier to put together than podcasts. (I’ve had to learn the intricacies of setting this up as well). So now it’s possible to video chat with CN from around the world in real time. Hope to begin that monthly starting this summer for subscribers. Look for an announcement here soon!
That’s all the news. Meanwhile, enjoy Lynn’s terrific interview with my alter ego Chump Lady. (It’s FREE!) And please let me know in the comments what sort of podcast topics you would enjoy. I’m beginning with the easiest subject I have at hand — Mr. CL, a killer trial lawyer, is going to give tips on how to appear in court and survive a deposition. (Disclaimer, it’s not legal advice, it’s what to expect and how not to lose your cool.)
Got other ideas? Share ’em! Thanks!