Kendra Côte | Ain’t No Parents Got Time for That!

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:28 pm

Chatting With Casey 0010—Ain't No Parents Got Time for That!—Kenna Cote in Front of the Bus

The more podcasts I put out, the more I realise just what I’m trying to get out of all this work—the kind of stories you won’t find anywhere else.

Someone recently reminded me of something that got me doing this in the first place that I needed to remember to keep pushing forward—”everyone has a great story in them.” As we round out a year way more about growth in my soul than in my bank account, I finally find myself handling topics I would’ve never imagined before. Non-monogamous relationships. Modern slavery. Stuff that I never felt qualified to speak on, but found people willing to fill me in.

But it’s also been a stark reminder that I need to do these interviews justice, and my tenth episode with my longtime friend Kendra Côte reminded me about the importance of research and knowing the path you’ll travel once that mic goes live. But you don’t let your missteps hold you back—you learn from them, and you’ll continue to get stronger podcasts from it.

In the meantime, you can hear Kendra and me just having tons of fun while we talk about soap, parenthood, and what it’s like to fit six people in a 270-square foot space every day and survive.

Check it out!

I hope you’ll come back next week when we talk about that time we accidentally delivered a baby at home.

Yeah, I said it.

Be well out there, guys, and until the next, I remain,

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Jennifer Tammy | Life and Times of the Single Mom

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:28 pm

And then you have the times where you fall off the wagon and scramble to find the way back onto your path.

Chatting with Casey 0009—The Life and Times of the Single Mom—The Palmer Boys

I never wanted to step away from podcasting as long as I did, but my life had other things in mind—summertime trips. An office workload dialled up to eleven. Things were piling up on top of the fact that the most recent episode didn’t have the crystal clear audio I was looking for, so I took a step back to try and figure things out while handling the rest of my life. But several months and a good listen-through later, I realised it wasn’t as bad as I thought! We’re bringing October to a close, and I’m back and ready to go steady!

Ricky Shetty | Why Travelling is so IMPORTANT.

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:26 pm

We Are the Sum of Our Experiences

It’s no secret that I’m busy. If I didn’t have Sarah and the kids to keep me grounded, I’d likely spend every waking moment thinking about content, always trying to find the best ways to tell the next story. But with all this thinking going on, people often wonder how I find time for it all. Where did I pick my skills up? How do I find guests for my podcast? How do I keep from falling apart?

The answer, my friends, is through Facebook Groups.

Facebook Groups are where I find my people. They’re where I learn. Many of the contacts I have and much of what I know today is because someone in the many groups I belong to pointed me in the right direction. And it’s through a group for podcasters who’re also Dads that I learned about Ricky Shetty’s new book.

Ricky Shetty—Author, World Traveller and One of Canada’s Original Dad Bloggers

Chatting with Casey 0008—We Are the Sum of Our Experiences—Ricky Shetty Head Shot

Ricky and I have known each other at least peripherally for some years now—since branding himself as Canada’s premiere Daddy Blogger at the turn of the decade, it was tough to not enter the arena myself without knowing who he was. But it wasn’t until last year where we’d finally cross paths for his Digital Nomad Mastery channel to discuss Dad Blogging and everything that comes with it! (I’ll link it in the show notes, but I hope you’re ready for some crappy pre-Casey knowing what he’s doing headphone built-in microphone audio!) So we’d connected, but we didn’t speak a whole lot after that, because after all, Ricky’s travelling the world.

And that, my friends, is perhaps the most essential part of this entire story—Ricky, with his lovely wife Anne and their three young children, is aiming to become the first family to have visited every. Single. Country.

Drekken Pownz | SEE Each Other.

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:25 pm

In the second part of my interview with Drekken Pownz, we look at why there may be more gay people than the stats say, what it’s like living life having to hide who you are, and why X-Men is the perfect analogy for society’s view on homosexuality. Check it out!

“Be kind to yourself,
Be true to yourself,
And always move forward.”

— Drekken Pownz, Chatting with Casey, Episode Seven: “SEE Each Other.”

When my friend Marie Nicola heard I was doing my podcast, she congratulated me on putting something together with such high production value but thought me nuts to do it without the help of a producer.

And she was right. She’d know—having run The Nat & Marie Show with Nat Atubanos for years—that podcasting’s quite the fickle friend.

You need to be in the groove—people can spot uninspired drivel a mile away, and if your heart’s not in it, it’s probably not worth posting. You need the time and space to record because no one wants to listen to a podcast with an unnecessary background soundtrack. The mechanics of podcasting aren’t hard in themselves—anyone can hit record on a mic and post the audio online—but to make a podcast worth listening to is another matter entirely.

Drekken Pownz & Jemmie Robles | Be Fabulous

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:24 pm

And then sometimes you need to take a step back and handle your ish.

Chatting with Casey 0006—Everybody Wants to be Fabulous—Casey Palmer, June 2018

With Father’s Day come and gone for 2018, I was finally free to take stock of everything going on in the rest of my life, and it was a mess. A to-do list 270 items deep. Friends and family whose voices I hadn’t heard in months. Things were hectic, and I quickly remembered I couldn’t be a good husband, father, son, brother, friend, employee, churchgoer and content creator all at the same time.

So I took the time to handle a few things and while they’re still far from perfect, being able to find some time to get back to the podcast’s always okay by me!

But enough with the preamble—let me tell you why episode six is so good.

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