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Chad Smart spends time each week sharing his thoughts on the world, the country, travel, entertainment, and hockey.

Latest Episodes

Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning

After two years and nine months, the weekly Positive Cynicism podcasts are coming to an end on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network. After a year and a half of having rotating co-hosts, the decision to move the shows to the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network has been made in an attempt to better brand the shows. Thanks to Greg Mehochko for the opportunity and encouragement to start Positive Cynicism. Thanks to Kevin Hunsperger for letting me guest on numerous episodes of My123Cents. This is by no means a bitter split, it’s just the next evolution in the podcast landscape. Greg and I are in talks for a new podcast for Jittery Monkey. Stay tuned for future announcements. For future installments of the Positive Cynicism shows, follow @chadsmart on twitter and stay tuned to www.positivecynicism.com The post Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 OCT 1
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Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning

Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird

You got a little change in your pocket, going jing-a-ling-a-ling? Following up last months twofer, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb are back for another one-two punch of One Hit Wonders starting with the Georgia Satellites band’s hit of 1987 and ending with their lead singer Dan Baird’s solo hit of 1993. How did a southern rock band manage to bust onto a Top 40 chart overcrowded with Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary artists? Why didn’t they have any follow up success? The post Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 SEP 24
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Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird

Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me

With another Democratic Debate in the books, @chadsmart and Brandon Cooley are back to discuss their take away from what was said and who didn’t get a say due to controversial qualification standards. Not only do they discuss the perceived front runners and the most shocking (and disappointing) omissions from the debate stage, they also talk about Ben Gleib’s little known Presidential campaign. Does the media have a duty to report on all candidates or only ones with name brand familiarity? The post Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 SEP 17
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Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me

Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass

With the 100th NFL season starting @chadsmart and Eric Bennett take time before kick off to discuss the way troubled players are rewarded with big money contracts. Using Antonio Brown’s cross country transition from Oakland to New England as a starting point, they debate what players would have to do for management and fans to say enough is enough. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 SEP 10
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Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass

Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions

As Hurricane Dorian had Florida in its sights, @TheTravisYates was busy prepping his house to withstand the storm and trying to keep his family safe. Since he was unavailable to co-host his regular monthly episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart recruited @my123cents host and one half of the newly crowned Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions, @kevinhunsperger to take Travis’ spot. Due to the sudden change in co-hosts, there was no topic in place so it was decided to do another random episode where topics were submitted from friends and then drawn from a pile of post-it notes. What are the topics? Where would the conversation go? Would any of it make sense? Listen to the show and find out. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

51 MIN2019 SEP 3
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Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions

Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl

For the first time in the history of the Wonder Why series, we’re looking a two One Hit Wonders. Kajagoogoo hit the charts in 1983 with the single “Too Shy.” Two years later, after being fired from the band, Limahl charted with the theme song to the film, “The Neverending Story.” @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb break down the career of both the band and the artist to see if they worked better individually or together. For the first time in the history of the Wonder Why series, the reason for only having one hit may have been discovered. Listen and see if you agree with their insight. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

81 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl

Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers

Does an artist or a company have a moral responsibility regarding the content they release to the mass public? Universal Pictures recently cancelled the release of the motion picture “The Hunt” due to mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On this episode, @chadsmart and @TheTravisYates discuss their opinions on Universal’s decision and if it’s a serious regret or face saving measure. From there the conversation turns to Hollywood’s fascination and society’s acceptance of violence over language or sexuality. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

64 MIN2019 AUG 20
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Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers

Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information

The age of the internet has provided easy access to more information than is probably necessary. This is true when it comes to pop culture. @chadsmart and Eric Bennett discuss growing up prior to the internet when you’d find out about a movie by seeing a trailer in the theater a few months before the movie premiered. They compare it to now where a movie gets a release date before a script and fans know everything about the movie prior to the release. Before getting to the main discussion, Eric gives a wrap up and live thoughts on his experience at San Diego Comic Con 2019. Midway through the conversation, the conversation hits the tangent highway and road trip through thoughts on Disney’s live action remakes. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

51 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information

Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics

Another month, another round of trying to make sense of the political landscape. Originally the discussion was to center around the second Democratic debate and President Trump’s tweets regarding Baltimore and Representative Elijah Cummings. Unfortunately, that recording was unusable due to bad audio. After fixing the issue and re-recording two days later, the conversation focused on the gun debate and the “Us vs. Them” perceived attitude in politics before turning attention to the debates. Sadly, halfway through the discussion, the audio was taken over by static again. The first half was a decent discussion. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

35 MIN2019 AUG 7
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Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics

Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len

It’s the last stop on the throwback to 1999 month of Positive Cynicism. Jumping in the time machine, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb head to great white north to check out a brother and sister who team up with a hip hop crew. The group known as Len burst onto the scene in the summer/fall of 1999 with the song “Steal My Sunshine.” Before the song was off the charts, Len seemed to vanish into thin air. Where did they go? Chad and Mike break down the history of Len and try to understand why their career fizzled out so quickly. After the history lesson, Mike gives him impromptu thoughts on the hip hop bands he’d like to see on a package tour. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

68 MIN2019 JUL 30
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Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len

Latest Episodes

Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning

After two years and nine months, the weekly Positive Cynicism podcasts are coming to an end on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network. After a year and a half of having rotating co-hosts, the decision to move the shows to the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network has been made in an attempt to better brand the shows. Thanks to Greg Mehochko for the opportunity and encouragement to start Positive Cynicism. Thanks to Kevin Hunsperger for letting me guest on numerous episodes of My123Cents. This is by no means a bitter split, it’s just the next evolution in the podcast landscape. Greg and I are in talks for a new podcast for Jittery Monkey. Stay tuned for future announcements. For future installments of the Positive Cynicism shows, follow @chadsmart on twitter and stay tuned to www.positivecynicism.com The post Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 OCT 1
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Positive Cynicism EP. 112: The End is the Beginning

Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird

You got a little change in your pocket, going jing-a-ling-a-ling? Following up last months twofer, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb are back for another one-two punch of One Hit Wonders starting with the Georgia Satellites band’s hit of 1987 and ending with their lead singer Dan Baird’s solo hit of 1993. How did a southern rock band manage to bust onto a Top 40 chart overcrowded with Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary artists? Why didn’t they have any follow up success? The post Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 SEP 24
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Positive Cynicism EP. 111: Wonder Why; Georgia Satellites/Dan Baird

Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me

With another Democratic Debate in the books, @chadsmart and Brandon Cooley are back to discuss their take away from what was said and who didn’t get a say due to controversial qualification standards. Not only do they discuss the perceived front runners and the most shocking (and disappointing) omissions from the debate stage, they also talk about Ben Gleib’s little known Presidential campaign. Does the media have a duty to report on all candidates or only ones with name brand familiarity? The post Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 SEP 17
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Positive Cynicism EP. 110: Debate Me

Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass

With the 100th NFL season starting @chadsmart and Eric Bennett take time before kick off to discuss the way troubled players are rewarded with big money contracts. Using Antonio Brown’s cross country transition from Oakland to New England as a starting point, they debate what players would have to do for management and fans to say enough is enough. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

--2019 SEP 10
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Positive Cynicism EP. 109: The NFL’s Broken Moral Compass

Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions

As Hurricane Dorian had Florida in its sights, @TheTravisYates was busy prepping his house to withstand the storm and trying to keep his family safe. Since he was unavailable to co-host his regular monthly episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart recruited @my123cents host and one half of the newly crowned Stride Pro Wrestling tag team champions, @kevinhunsperger to take Travis’ spot. Due to the sudden change in co-hosts, there was no topic in place so it was decided to do another random episode where topics were submitted from friends and then drawn from a pile of post-it notes. What are the topics? Where would the conversation go? Would any of it make sense? Listen to the show and find out. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

51 MIN2019 SEP 3
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Positive Cynicism EP. 108: Random Discussions

Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl

For the first time in the history of the Wonder Why series, we’re looking a two One Hit Wonders. Kajagoogoo hit the charts in 1983 with the single “Too Shy.” Two years later, after being fired from the band, Limahl charted with the theme song to the film, “The Neverending Story.” @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb break down the career of both the band and the artist to see if they worked better individually or together. For the first time in the history of the Wonder Why series, the reason for only having one hit may have been discovered. Listen and see if you agree with their insight. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

81 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl

Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers

Does an artist or a company have a moral responsibility regarding the content they release to the mass public? Universal Pictures recently cancelled the release of the motion picture “The Hunt” due to mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On this episode, @chadsmart and @TheTravisYates discuss their opinions on Universal’s decision and if it’s a serious regret or face saving measure. From there the conversation turns to Hollywood’s fascination and society’s acceptance of violence over language or sexuality. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

64 MIN2019 AUG 20
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Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers

Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information

The age of the internet has provided easy access to more information than is probably necessary. This is true when it comes to pop culture. @chadsmart and Eric Bennett discuss growing up prior to the internet when you’d find out about a movie by seeing a trailer in the theater a few months before the movie premiered. They compare it to now where a movie gets a release date before a script and fans know everything about the movie prior to the release. Before getting to the main discussion, Eric gives a wrap up and live thoughts on his experience at San Diego Comic Con 2019. Midway through the conversation, the conversation hits the tangent highway and road trip through thoughts on Disney’s live action remakes. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

51 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information

Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics

Another month, another round of trying to make sense of the political landscape. Originally the discussion was to center around the second Democratic debate and President Trump’s tweets regarding Baltimore and Representative Elijah Cummings. Unfortunately, that recording was unusable due to bad audio. After fixing the issue and re-recording two days later, the conversation focused on the gun debate and the “Us vs. Them” perceived attitude in politics before turning attention to the debates. Sadly, halfway through the discussion, the audio was taken over by static again. The first half was a decent discussion. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

35 MIN2019 AUG 7
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Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics

Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len

It’s the last stop on the throwback to 1999 month of Positive Cynicism. Jumping in the time machine, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb head to great white north to check out a brother and sister who team up with a hip hop crew. The group known as Len burst onto the scene in the summer/fall of 1999 with the song “Steal My Sunshine.” Before the song was off the charts, Len seemed to vanish into thin air. Where did they go? Chad and Mike break down the history of Len and try to understand why their career fizzled out so quickly. After the history lesson, Mike gives him impromptu thoughts on the hip hop bands he’d like to see on a package tour. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism. The post Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len appeared first on Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network » Positive Cynicism.

68 MIN2019 JUL 30
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Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len
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