The Podcast

Joe SerioWhy does the harmonica strike such a chord with people? Popular with soldiers for their portability, Dr. Joe Serio finds the instrument evokes emotional responses from people who associate them with their grandfathers. Are they chick magnets? They weren’t not, Joe teased me. His didn’t hurt his chances with one gal, put it that way -- but I’ll let him tell you the rest of the story. It’s a whimsical look at doing what works!

new Nancy FlynnWith all the trouble you can get into on social media isn’t the best strategy to avoid it altogether? Not necessarily. So says Nancy Flynn, who’s been covering internet-related angst for most of her professional career. If you’re of a certain age, Nancy says, you want to reinforce the idea you’re staying current. If you have no online presence? It makes people wonder what you’re trying to hide.

John HuberIf you’re worried your children suffer from social media depression don’t miss my conversation with Dr. John Huber. John hopes you insist on access to your children’s social media accounts. They might balk, but that’s okay. You need to keep close tabs on your children because you’re the adult. You’re in charge of keeping them safe. He'll help you do that.

the baby goatsDarrell Anderson, my producer, is the farm broadcaster in the family. That’s why he talked to Elizabeth Fournier about the life-changing magic of raising goats. It involves hot fecal balls, but you probably knew that. Elizabeth says her family has goats for pets. They aren’t for milking or selling. And cute? They are so cute! Want proof? Follow Elizabeth on Twitter. That’s where I found the photo you see here.

Are you depressed?
April 29, 2017

Frieda BirnbaumIf you or someone you know is suffering from depression, there’s help. Start by listening to Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, an expert on depression. If you’ve lost hope, or someone you love is gives you the impression there’s no hope, take that seriously. Some things are life or death, and this is one of them. Get help from a professional. It isn’t a sign of weakness to need help, after all. It’s a sign of strength -- and of health.