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Why Am I Jimmy Gownley

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Jimmy Gownley.  Jimmy is a cartoonist who got started around 15, and now after 35 years of work he’s a New York Times best selling author.  He’s created his own series and written for the likes of Disney, BUT his current project is what really has my attention.  It’s a graphic novel he hopes to complete this year on fighting depression with creativity.  It’s something all too real for a lot of folks, and hearing the way he articulates it is one of the best things to come out of this podcast.  I could have literally talked to Jimmy all day, but alas, I’m all out of special drink.  If you enjoyed this or any other episode, please share it with a friend; help me grow 🙂.  Now, I hope you enjoy this chat with Jimmy.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I George Collins

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is George Collins.  He’s a standup that went from introvert to…well still an introvert, just one that gets up on stage and does comedy.  He’s rounding out himself by also doing two podcasts and is currently writing a post apocalyptic novel.  BTW: there is also a published ten page love poem from when he was 17 floating around out there…so the dude knows real pain.  I hope you enjoy this chat with George.  If you’ve enjoyed this or any of the podcasts I’m asking you to share it with at least one person; help me grow!
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://whomst.substack.com/, https://twitter.com/RegularAsGeorge/.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Fantasy Restaurant Chè Monique

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes.  This, of course, has a little seafood, because mermaid, but it is quite likely the most magical meal we’ve had in the restaurant…quite literally.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Chè.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://linktr.ee/MermaidCheMonique, https://www.instagram.com/mermaidchemonique/?hl=en, https://societyoffatmermaids.com/. (thumbnail photo @your.roguephotography)
Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Ron Blatchley

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Ron Blatchley.  He’s something of a local celebrity here in College Station as he was once director of student affairs at Texas A&M and also was the mayor of Bryan for a handful of years.  He then went on to own and operate 13 McDonalds here.  The man has never met a stranger, and by all accounts he’s got it made.  What you don’t know is that he had an extremely traumatic childhood growing up dirt poor with basically zero support system.  He’s spent a lifetime making sure he never feels that way again.  Man can I relate to that.  Maybe the next time you say hi to Ron it will remind you that we are all fighting invisible battles.  This is my first in person interview, so let me know what you think and be sure to share episodes you enjoy. If you’ve enjoyed this or any of the podcasts I’m asking you to share it with at least one person; help me grow! I hope you enjoy this chat with Ron.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Fantasy Restaurant Abbey Cook

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes.  Abbey picks some awesome pieces and I have NO idea how some of this stuff pairs together, but none-the-less, I want to give it a go.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Abbey.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Fantasy Restaurant – Jimmy Ogle

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes. Jimmy is a man of simple tastes…or should I say he still eats the exact same way as he did when he was a kid.  He’s one of my favorite people in the whole world and if you haven’t listened to his episode yet, maybe this will convince you.  Please enjoy this bird’s nest of delight with Jimmy.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.trickerychicago.com/.
Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Scott Valdez

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Scott Valdez.  Scott started his career in marketing; after all, he did study that in college.  Then once he got busy in life he tried dating like so many others online.  Guess what, he stunk at it.  Thus was born his new career.  After hiring his first creative writer to help him craft messages he expanded and now has nearly 200 people on staff helping folks find partners.  Along the way he’s learned a lot of valuable lessons…like how to travel and live in a dozen different countries in 10 years; the dude’s interesting.  If you’ve enjoyed this or any of the podcasts I’m asking you to share it with at least one person; help me grow! I hope you enjoy this chat with Scott.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.vidaselect.com/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Fantasy Restaurant Aaron Rabkin(Trickery Chicago)

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes.  Aaron picks an international meal, perhaps a purist at heart, he still finds ways to cheat a bit here and there.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Aaron.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.trickerychicago.com/.
Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Fantasy Restaurant Randy West

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes.  Randy has a very sophisticated meal, at least in my humble opinion…everything is fresh, which I really like, but seldom think about.  I hope you enjoy this dining experience with Randy.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Chè Monique

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Chè Monique.  She was kind enough to don her human form to talk to me about her life as a mermaid.  On the surface it seems pretty simple, but as soon as you put a little time into it, you realize it is this extremely rich and nuanced culture…it seems most of the nuance consists of puns, so prepare yourself.  I was initially drawn to Chè because of this insanely inclusive community she’s developed called “The Society Of Fat Mermaids.”  In there is pure childlike joy being shared along with things I never expected to ponder like…what wigs are best underwater and how’s the foot pouch on this tail.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this enchanted conversation with Chè.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://linktr.ee/MermaidCheMonique, https://www.instagram.com/mermaidchemonique/?hl=en, https://societyoffatmermaids.com/. (thumbnail photo @your.roguephotography)
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)