Third Time’s a Charm?

Rick at mic

I started planning a solo podcast about a year before Apocaleptic went live. At the time, I was co-hosting my second duo podcast from here in Atlanta and had no idea that it would soon be coming to its end. We had about 4 years of episodes in our show stash and we had a few more years before that in a previous podcast. So, it’s been a bit of an adjustment finding myself completely starting over and doing so alone. Recording Episode 1 was both a triumph and an upset.

There are a lot of pressures in creating a solo podcast. The material needs to be solid. It’s harder to just “wing it” with this show the way I’d done in the past. There were times when my previous cohost and I had no topics and would just go into the studio and talk. We often came out with some excellent episodes that way. It’s much harder to do that a solo podcast.

I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do in a solo show and I suppose I’m still finding that out. I have some ideas but I’m sure the show will become what it needs to be on its own. I want it to be entertaining and informative. Hopefully it will cause people to think on a topic a bit more than they have in the past. Maybe they will change their mind about something. Maybe I will.

I had almost 250 episodes of my last podcast completed and I just released episode 7 of my new one. That’s somewhat depressing but I also think there are some positive things about it. I’ve sensed some things happening in Apocaleptic that I’m very interested in. I think it has a good future. I hope it finds its audience. I hope there is an audience. Let’s see where it all ends up.

7: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot

Apocaleptic 7 It's Begining

Thanksgiving is history and I ate way too much. Instead of thinking about my gluttony, best move my focus forward to Christmas where I can participate in greed. I’ve pulled out my box of Christmas movies and I’m ready to start the marathon. Do you have favorite holiday movies you have to watch every year? I present my own lists here, not just my favorites but also the ones I despise. I wonder which list your favorites are on. Stay in touch friends. I’d love to hear from you.

6: Interview with Dann Gunn

Dann Gunn co-created the theme music to Apocaleptic. He’s been a musician most of his life in bands such as “The Square,” “Velocipede” and as a solo artist. You can listen to most of his music on his BandCamp site or at We both were dedicated young Christians in our early life and had similar artistic influences and listened to many of the same Christian bands. In the interview we discuss keeping faith, losing faith, living life as an artist and staying inspired as a creator. The interview makes the show run a bit long but it’s a podcast and we can do whatever we want. I hope you enjoy it.

5: Fur Babies

As we enter the holiday season, I have started reflecting on how I include my pets in the festivities. Food, gifts, tiny hats, is it really healthy? What do the experts say? Well buckle up and get a dose of reality and some health scolding with me from those who think they know everything. Not sure why they can’t just mind their own business.

4: The Dakota War

4-Apocaleptic-The Dakota War

In America, we’re heading into Thanksgiving week, a holiday full of cranberry sauce and Native American genocide. Hey, it’s our history, why ignore it? While searching for some warm, cozy Thanksgiving stories, I stumbled across the story of The Dakota War of 1862. I found it very interesting and maybe you will too. Have a slice of history with your pumpkin pie. Wait, this is America, better make that apple pie.