Be sure to check out this brand new episode of RADIOLEARY!
It's just about the end of 2017, and what an interesting year it's been. For me, it's definitely been a busy year. I started two new podcasts, did a lot more paying comedy shows than I have since I started, and there have been a lot of personal struggles that have made this a tumultuous year. Overall, it's hard to say if it's been a good year or not. Most certainly it hasn't been politically, but creatively, it might be inching towards a net positive. Let me go through some of the accomplishments of this year:
- Co-Created and produced two new ongoing podcasts
- Produced a live comedy show
- Recorded 3 podcasts at a table in a comic book convention
- Spoke with an actor who played multiple roles in the Star Wars franchise
- Met personal heroes at PAX Unplugged
- Renewed my motivation for maintaining an ongoing webcomic
- Hosted mics at Comedy Works in Saratoga, NY
- Lived through the first year of Trump's presidency
That all is pretty good! But I'm not going to just coast on my coat tails in the coming year. There is a lot more work to do and a lot more things I aim to accomplish. This past year, regular updates for the podcast winded down to about once a month. Twice a month if things were good, but I was very disappointed in myself that the main podcast I created for this site wasn't being updated with the same frequency as my other shows. So, I would like to make a few resolutions for things to come in 2018:
- Weekly podcasts of The Write Idea Workshop, RADIOLEARY and Kaizen Komedy
- Weekly blog posts with updates of things around the Write Idea Workshop universe.
- Monthly writing challenges posted in the workshop exercises section of the site
- A soon to be announced webcomic with bi-weekly updates
Some of you may be asking ' Ryan, how the hell do you plan to do all this? We've heard this sort of talk from you before, and you dropped the ball like it was a flaming bag of shit?' Well, voice in my head, I'm more confident I will be able to maintain and get this all done because I have ceased imbibing alcohol for the foreseeable future, and I need a lot of stuff to keep myself busy. Previously, not to make excuses but, being drunk made it way more difficult to maintain any sort of regular schedule, because I couldn't remember what I had agreed to do. I missed all kinds of deadlines, birthdays, important phone calls, shows I had agreed to perform at... it wasn't a great time in retrospect. So now, having been clean and sober for a few months, I'm feeling confident I can maintain such a schedule. Additionally, I've already started on several of these aforementioned projects/additions to make sure I stay timely.
In closing, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you, dear listener/reader, for continuing to check out this podcast, this website, and all the weird stuff I've been doing for the past five years. As long as you keep listening, I'll keep making stuff.
Thanks, and have a safe and happy New Year
On November 11th, 2017 RADIOLEARY was welcomed to the Saratoga Comic Con to record from the show floor. The fellows interviewed all kinds of folks and there was so much material, they're breaking it into multiple episodes. Part One is up now, an interview with legendary actor Jerome St John Blake! Give it a listen and keep it tuned to RADIOLEARY
Episode 117 of The Write Idea Workshop is out right now!
There's a brand new episode of RADIOLEARY ready for you to tune in to, featuring the very funny Moxie Bangs and Ed Smyth! Unfortunately we didn't have an Ed-flavored drink this episode, so Moxie gets a lot of a the spotlight. Regardless, it's still a very funny episode. Check it out HERE
Cancer sucks, in all it's many forms. It sucks health, energy, time and money from those actively fighting against it, those supporting the war effort and the doctors and health workers on the front lines doing everything they can to help.
I don't know Jimmie McDermott much at all, but I know the up hill battle he's fighting. I've had many friends and family go through a similar war, and it's never easy for anyone involved. Thankfully for Jimmie, he has a very supportive family and friends in the comedy community who, through Jimmie's brother Andy, organized a benefit show to help fight one of those battles: Jimmie's Medical Bills. On the most recent episode of RADIOLEARY, we make reference to this benefit show that we weren't able to attend, but both myself and Chris donated to, and we thought why not use the show to throw some aid elsewhere.
So, with all that in mind, if you can spare some money, please help Jimmie in his fight against Lymphoma. For those of us who couldn't attend the benefit show, here's a link to Jimmie's GoFundMe page. Anything you can do will help.
If you're in the market for some ear candy, there are two new episodes of The Write Idea Workshop and RADIOLEARY out RIGHT NOW to tickle your ear-drums into submission. Click on the pictures to check them out!
That's right humans! There's a brand new show joining our network hosted by the very funny and talented Chris O'Leary!