Josh: The Podcast, Episode 21: Back in the 912. Plus: Beer

We're back at home (and work) after a wedding, baby-hugging tour and a whole bunch of new-to-me IPAs.

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Savannah Craft Beer Week
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Trillium Brewing
Wormtown Brewery
Middle Ages Brewing
Founders Brewing
Tree House Brewing
Firestone Walker
Mayflower Brewing
British Beer Company
Brew / Drink / Run
Coastal Empire Brewing
Service Brewing
Southbound Brewing
Moon River Brewing
Hitch
Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium
Donald Trump in Mexico
Trump's immigration speech
Rock 'n' Roll Savannah
Robert Kelly on Bertcast

Bonus material for patrons is about remembering to wonder about how amazing we are as a species.

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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 20: Goals

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Hey, goals are important, and we're almost two-thirds of the way through the year. Plenty of time to set some new goals, but also a good time to check in on where you are with your aims for 2016.

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Resolutions for the Rest of the Year

Bonus material for patrons is a little memory from childhood. I mention MLB.tv.

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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 19: Time out

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We're out on vacation for a little while, and we want to make sure you remember to take a break every now and then, too! Enjoy this story of a little misadventure adventure weekend.

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Feather Nest Inn (they seem to have cleaned up a bit!)
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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 18: A monologue about dialogue

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"I never learned anything while I was talking," Larry King tells Lewis Howes in a recent podcast. "If you could put a billboard anywhere in the world, what would it say?" Tim Ferriss asks Cal Fussman. "One word: Listen," the writer replies.

Have a conversation, learn something. We are way more alike than we are different.

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Conversation: Remembering a time before social media and cell phones
Cal Fussman on Tim Ferriss' podcast
Larry King on Lewis Howes' podcast

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Small decisions are the difference between good enough and great

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I was running south down Drayton Street, along Forsyth Park, on yet another high-heat, high-humidity day in Savannah.

It seems like every time I've looked down at my phone's weather application the past two months, it says something on the order of "92°, feels like 109°."

I'd been frustrated by my inability — really, lack of true desire — to push past two or three miles (I'd been running two or three times a day sometimes to get some time in on the pavement).

That particular day, I had set out to run five miles, and here I was, about 2.25 miles in, drenched, sagging and miserable. Up ahead about a quarter mile — well within my view — was a corner.

I could turn left, and get home in about a mile, or I could turn right and keep going. I could go home, get comfortable and tell myself I was going back out later, or I could push myself through.

Let me note here that in general, five miles is not a stretch for me. I'll run my second half marathon this fall, and I've set a running goal of 1,000 miles this year.

At 10 minutes per mile, a quarter mile is two minutes, 30 seconds. That's not a long time if, say, you're driving to Baltimore. But just sit there and count off two and a half minutes. Go ahead. Bet you last about 15 seconds and say, "OK, I get the point."

Two and a half minutes of norepinephrine nudging me to the left, saying, "hey, three-plus miles on a really hot day isn't all that bad!" And a piece of my brain, feebly frying in the July heat, meekly responding, "no...I'm...running...five...today."

Kelvin and I did a podcast on this yesterday.

It's these bouts of internal arguments that make the difference between settling for good enough and going for great.

It's these little corners — turn left or turn right — that make the difference between the comfortable status quo the uncomfortable moments required for growth.

It's these decisions you make — be good enough or turn toward greatness — that define who you become.

I ran a touch over 5.6 miles that day. Which way would you turn?

Josh: The Podcast, Episode 17: Nothing is irreversible (well, almost)

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Talk yourself into the hard stuff

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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 16: A viable third party by 2020?

We talk primarily about the Democratic National Convention this week. Also, a reminder that we are a Republic, not a Democracy.

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• DNC and other politics coverage from PennLive and NJ.com
Donald Trump's reddit AMA
#WeThePeople Live
Wait, what did Gary Johnson call Donald Trump?

Bonus material for patrons is really some rambling at the beginning and the end. Here's Joe Rogan's discussion with Justin Wren and Malcolm Gladwell's podcast.

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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 15: Flag-burning, intellectual property and #FreeMilo

The world feels a little strange this week — I've been immersed in coverage of the Republican National Convention, to the point where it almost seems like everyday life when it's clearly a circus. My work shifts have been strange this week, which means I'm not rested at all; instead I've been trying to regulate my energy with a combination of running and meditation. The air conditioning has been out much of the week, which makes for grumpy Josh on top of the mixed realities.

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• Work-life balance for the perpetually busy: Join my upcoming Circle by filling out this form.
• Full coverage of the Republican National Convention from cleveland.com.
• Was Melania Trump's speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama's?
• Does Meredith McIver really exist? (Appparently)
• Third Eye Blind trolls Republican fans
Ted Cruz didn't endorse Donald Trump
• Protests include flag-burning: Should that be a crime?
• Queen complains about use of their music
• Kelvin and I discuss living your life when the world is full of chaos
#FreeMilo: Banned, but seriously, listen to him; he's a troll (if a funny one).

Bonus material for patrons is about the power of words — specifically, do we make them too powerful?

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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 14: Here come the conventions!

The time we next speak, it'll be nominating day for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, and we'll be just days away from the Democratic National Convention. Do the conventions matter? What's it going to be like in the wake of all the violence the past couple of weeks, particularly in Cleveland — where officers have been involved in a couple of highly-criticized shooting deaths in the past couple of years and with Ohio being an open carry state?

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Cleveland.com's coverage of the Republican National Convention
Cleveland agrees to $6 million settlement in Tamir Rice shooting
Cleveland pays $3 million settlement as police shoot car 137 times after chase
Revisionist History, Episode 5: Food Fight
Josh & Kelvin World Domination podcast
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Josh: The Podcast, Episode 13: Declaring independence

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When, in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one person to look around at the landscape of today's world and do his best to keep his head from exploding, maybe it's time to just remember where we came from in the week after Independence Day and read the Declaration of Independence.

Happy podcast day.

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Full text: U.S. Declaration of Independence
Remembering Elie Wiesel

Bonus material for patrons is we'll actually talk about the ridiculousness that was this week in the presidential race.

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