Category Archives: Comedy

OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 71 – Maccabee M.



New York radiators, underwear policies, knowing oneself, social identifiers, creative self-doubt, Ocean Parkway, hurry up and live, where consciousness resides, and much more…

Some of Maccabee’s work:

www.oceanpkwy.com : co-created and written w/ Nicole Haran

www.wnycstudios.org – Ep: The Long-Distance Con : co-created w/ Maggie Robinson-Katz & Ben Katz


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 70 – Timmy S.



Early days south of Market, social conscience, blaming vs. accountability, group therapy, Philadelphia, sex in the woods, AIDS, cancer, breaking through bigotry, dancing for health, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN – A New Decade



Happy New Year, Everyone!!

With tremendous gratitude and sincere love, I wish you all the best in the coming year. Thank you for listening!


OUTSPOKEN Outtakes – Volume 9



Previously unreleased material from Episodes 41 & 44.


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 69 – Alison R.



Assyrian grampa, true Christianity, living through tragedy, beating cancer, doctor secrets, runaway leeches, how to be supportive, and much more…


R & R Is The Reason… Plus Some Gratitude



An explanation of the reason for my brief hiatus, and gratitude for YOU, as a person and as a listener, and yet more gratitude for the things Outspoken brings to my life.

With love and kind intent,

Justin W.

 

Note: At one point I say “accrued” when I meant “incurred”, and it pains me to leave it in, but I’m attempting to go easier on myself and to allow for the occasional gaffe or misspoken word without it meaning something about my self worth. The fact that I didn’t edit it out should be balanced with the fact that I saw it necessary to write this note, when considering or evaluating the extent of my spiritual development, and the fact that I have put so much time and energy into something so seemingly insignificant may perhaps also serve as a window into my unrealistic standards and expectations, and my somewhat unforgiving self-criticism. My goal is to be kind and considerate to all who are trying to be good, including my current self and the little guy who lives inside and punches my heart while telling stories about not being good enough. It’s not hard to see that each of us had  certain needs that went unmet when we were tiny humans, but some of us have a harder time than others letting go of the emotional pain our circumstances may have created. Whether you are one type or the other, or somewhere in between, thank you for reading, thank you for listening, and my apologies, and you’re welcome, and I salute myself, and all those like or unlike me, for the effort and progress, and I forgive us all for the mistakes made while learning.


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 68 – Adam M.



Believing in constructs, flexibility, losing a brother, Missouri to Palo Alto, Discovering drums, the band Little My, fostering creativity, Dungeons and Dragons, illustration, the singularity vs. the human heart, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 67 – Henry R.



Todd Barry, The Devil & Daniel Johnston, Crime, Beatlemania, New College, Mabuhay Gardens, original SF punk scene, Wild Strawberries, J.T. LeRoy, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 65 – Juliet D.



Unnecessary guns, losing weight, sadomasochism, the impacts of yes vs. no, animals are great, self-comparing is bad for you, finding gratitude, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 63 – Michael W.



San Francisco then and now, the Verasphere, Illustration, dogs, global anxiety, mid-life crises, The Forum, coming out, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN Outtakes – Volume 8



Previously unaired material from episodes 34, 35, 36, 37 & 38.


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 61 – Nathaniel P.



The philosophy of messiness, resisting assumed compulsions, communicating through painting, Little My, the accidental child, and much more…


Hypocrite’s Corner – Session Three



Investigating hypocrisy in a fun and only slightly judgmental way!

My friend Josh H. (Outspoken – Ep. 3) returns to discuss a few of the many contradictions we humans live with on a regular basis.

In this episode: alcohol, crying, recycling…


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 58 – Laura O.



Is your voice a choice?, waiting out bad trends, being open as a female, self-defense, neuroplasticity, ecstasy, losing laughter, conscious parenting, codifying English, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 57 – David D.



Epic hikes, the emptying countryside, Punks vs. Hipsters, the ugly internet, cruise ships in space, dystopian futures, rattlesnakes, dog walking, trail goblins, and much more…


OUTSPOKEN – Ep. 56 – Rob S.



Growing up health conscious, technology’s impact on us, sports Jews, figure skating, predecessors to sustainability, Amish principles, Trump never changes, the Enneagram, convenience, choosing our future, and much more…


Half Full – Chapter Two



An off-shoot of OUTSPOKEN in which a guest and myself make an effort to bring some positive light to an otherwise negative situation, feeling, or belief. It’s forced optimism at its finest!