Better Off Undead #116 – Let’s Get Germophobic

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare The discussion this week started about Valentine’s Day. As we could have guessed, Dave was ranty about having to buy his wife flowers, paying all the extra fees to get them delivered on the 14th. What we might not have guessed is what Sean got his wife for the holiday. You’ll have to watch/listen to the show to find out what it is! Then the Dave and Johnny took turns telling germophobe stories; Johnny’s was about him and his family going to a water park, Johnny imagining how Dave would react to everything there; Dave’s was about an hourglass he got at McDonald’s to make sure his food came quickly in the drive-thru, Dave wondering how many people had touched that same hourglass before him (and where else they might have put it). To see the video from Caption Generator that the guys were watching at the beginning of the show, go here:...

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:...

Better Off Undead #114 – Dave Gets Strep

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_114.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare A short one this week. With only a few minutes to spare before having to run off to some other appointment, the guys took a wee bit of time to talk about Dave’s adventures with Strep Throat. What do you do when even the doctors don’t believe you are really sick? Check out what Dave...

Better Off Undead #113 – Dave Visits the Sleep Apnea Clinic

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare This week’s episode was like a new Redacted story in the making. Dave visited a “sleep apnea” (read: sleep disorder) clinic to see what can be done about his problems sleeping. Everything you’d expect from that kind of setup is exactly what happened, from the uncomfortable beds to the endless wire hookups to Dave having to pee more than once, which probably drove the nurse in the room crazy. Listen to this and be prepared to laugh and cry and laugh some...

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...

Better Off Undead #111 – Nutribullet Unboxed

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare After just seven months of sitting in its box, collecting dust, Dave’s Nutribullet finally sees the light of day! We can’t help but applaud Dave’s desire to get healthier, a desire fueled by his fear of killing over and it’s fruitage seen in his constantly shelling out cash for more and more health-and-fitness items, such as the Nutribullet, a stopwatch heart monitor, a weight set, and a stationary bike. Unfortunately, simply buying something doesn’t really make you any healthier. But Dave took another huge step toward perfect health in this episode by finally opening his Nutribullet! Will he ever actually use it? Other than to make oreo-flavored milkshakes? You’ll have to listen in to find...

Better Off Undead #110 – Johnny and Sean Try to Get Dave Angry About Christmas

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare This episode was sad. Pitiful, really. Sean and Johnny worked so hard to get Dave riled up, but he was just in too good a mood to get ranty about anything. Christmas? No good. Gifts and shopping? Too copacetic. Another annoying trip to Olive Garden? Still no rant. It seems the only thing Dave really wanted to rant about was North Korea, which finally happened the last few minutes of the show. Will the big NK bomb American movie theaters any time soon? Will our site be hacked just for mentioning the country’s name in this post? Since there’s no show next week, you’ll have to wait at least two weeks to find...

BOU #109 – Let’s Imagine Dave at Disneyland

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_109.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare Ah, Dave at Disneyland. Just imagine how fun it would be! That’s exactly what kept going through Johnny’s head on his recent vacation to the big DL. Of course, discussion of Dave at a theme park set him off on how horrible Disney World (which is closer to his home) is, full of people and children and those deadly, deadly rides. This week’s show did have a few secondary rants that are definitely worth listening to, just in case poo-pooing on Space Mountain isn’t your thing. They include: Dave hates Pampered Chef Dave not having enough bowls (tee-hee, tee-hee) How Dave’s wife puts up with him Why Dave almost became a cop How can you not love this...

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 107 – Dave vs. Olive Garden

http://traffic.libsyn.com/selfpublishingpodcast/bou_episode_107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare Ah, a nice, relaxing day at the Olive Garden with your family… what could go wrong? Well, apparently if you’re Dave a whole lot, as we can see in this week’s show. Dave takes his family to Olive Garden and is met with classic BOU...