Better Off Undead #123 – Dave the Tapir

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_123.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare This week’s BOU started at a high point when Dave the Tapir made an appearance. It’s always fun to hear Sean talk in the alternating voices of Eeyore and Pikachu. If you’re not into talking stuffed animals, then, hopefully, politics are your thing, because that’s where the guys went next. Dave started to complain about a situation regarding an offensive T-shirt. From there, Sean and Dave got into a fascinating discussion about hate crimes, government, laws, racism, and social change. Fascinating, that is, for everyone but Johnny. Even if politics are not your cup of tea, watching Johnny squirm while Sean and Dave talk government is well worth it! But don’t take my word for it; listen/watch for...

Better Off Undead #115 – Dave Explains Why Humanity Sucks

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_115.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare As Dave explains in this week’s episode, Sean has been trying to share “something awesome” each week in SPP. As a way to counteract that awesomeness, Dave decided he’d share something dark and depressing each week in BOU. This week: Dave shares a news story that helps us see why humanity sucks. Oh, and if you want further insight into Dave’s way of thinking, check out this video Dave made about Redacted, a short story currently available to Platinum Readers:...

BOU # 112 – Habits Expert Steve Scott Tries to Fix Dave

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare It’s always fun when the guest for BOU doesn’t even watch/listen to the show, as was the case with habits and self-publishing expert Steve Scott. Did Steve really know what he was getting into when he stayed on for Better Off Undead? Maybe or maybe not, but either way, he sure was brave for doing it. This week’s episode quickly jumped to a recurring BOU topic we’ve all come to know and love: what the heck is wrong with Dave? From his sleeping habits to his morning routine to his occasional attempts at walking every day, Dave has tried long and hard to set up some good habits for his health and happiness. But can Steve Scott fix Dave, making him happier and forever ruining the guilty pleasure of his ranting on the show? You’ll have to listen in to fine...

BOU 108 – Dave’s Year of No Sugar

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare This week, Dave talked about losing weight and dieting, which was doomed to be hilarious from the moment the conversation began. First, they started talking about an info-marketer’s website, which claimed to help you prevent a heart attack or something like that. Somehow, that conversation slanted toward a book Dave’s been reading, called The Year of No Sugar. That, of course, lead to how Dave keeps buying things to make him healthier—Nutribullet, exercise bike, weight set, fancy heart monitor watch, etc—none of which he’s actually really used yet. But, heh, there always that New Year’s resolution,...

BOU #106 – Johnny and Sean Are too Busy Being Big Shots to Pay Attention

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_106.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare Like the title says, this week Sean and Johnny were too busy being big-shot indie authors to pay much attention, but Dave made up for it with an array of great rants. Meanwhile, Johnny and Sean tag-teamed between keeping Dave going and participating in a live event on Facebook. A few highlights: Johnny’s all-night fun with the Boy Scouts Dave dukes it out with a restaurant manager Dave hate Florida (for new and exciting reasons) Dave gets political Johnny hates Facebook And the hatred and ranting goes on and on! What a...

BOU 105 – Dave Hates Halloween (with Ray Chase)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare This week’s Better Off Undead was all about Halloween, making it the closest we’ve come to a “horror podcast” in quite a while. Lot’s of great stuff here. Let me give you a few highlights… As the title suggests, Dave explains why he hates halloween, and even if you’re paranoid like he is, a lot of what he says makes sense. First, he refuses to answer the door because an assassin could be lurking outside, using Halloween as the perfect opportunity to catch him unawares. (That’s right, there are tons of ninjas just waiting all year to chop Dave up.) Second, he won’t take his son trick-or-treating because kids can’t take candy from strangers any other time of the year, so why this one night? Well, duh. In other news, Sean got his over-priced popcorn in the mail and realized he’s forgotten how good it actually is. But does any degree of deliciousness really make up for the price tag? Ray give us a quick tour of his “Funsplosion House.” Not really, but we do get to see more of it in his revolving door of constantly changing backdrops, leaving the guys drolling over the idea of having a Sterling and Stone House. Sean also explains how Birdemic has changed the way his kids think. I’m pretty sure we’ve all been changed by that experience, but...