Posts by Joel Lindstrom

Consulting Principal for Hitachi Solutions, Stephanie's husband, father of two.

Episode 69: Seven days to #HollyJolly

This is an expert packed episode. Joining Joel and Rome are Jonathan Hyde, HR expert, and Jeff Fossett, cybersecurity expert.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Upcoming Fossett wedding
  • Punch
  • Andy Griffith Show
  • Christmas lights, and things for which they should have training classes
  • Jeff’s world famous key lime pie
  • Leaf blowing
  • Movies that are better than their books
  • Charlotte Douglas Airport and R&R
  • How to get a row to yourself on Southwest Airlines
  • Why are some songs considered Christmas songs?

 
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Episode 68: No Janusz is not good news

This episode is our third annual Thanksgiving episode, and this week we are joined by nationally acclaimed embalming expert Heath Florkey. Heath joins us as our official death expert, and we debut Heath’s podcast obituary.

Other topics discussed:

  • What we are thankful for
  • Kmart music
  • Things that people around the world have given Joel
  • Vegemite
  • Australian Monopoly
  • Book updates
  • stuffing
  • Baby Driver
  • What to do if you suspect a friend is invisible
  • Raisins

We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

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Baltimore and candy corn

Welcome to our Halloween episode! Dust off the circus peanuts and corn shaped wax “candy” and enjoy the latest episode of “If You’re Like Me.”

Topics discussed on this episode:

  • Rome’s trip to Baltimore
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Celebrity deaths
  • Halloween and the dusting of the circus peanuts
  • Smarties
  • Candy Corn
  • Motivating yourself to finish long books
  • Book updates
  • Business opportunities
  • The ten commandments of chocolate chips
  • Year round shorts in the winter
  • Biggest ball of twine
  • City of Lindstrom
  • Pickled food
  • Joel’s cousin Matt Lauer
  • Parades

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Episode 66: “I am amazing at shuffleboard”

In this episode we are joined by cybersecurity expert Jeff Fossett and walking horse expert Holly Fleming. They join us to celebrate Rome Maynard’s cumpleaños and announce that If You’re Like Me is the official podcast of #HollyJollyWedding.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Feliz cumpleaños Rome
  • Auctioneering
  • Rome completes the Cannon book Cannon
  • “I am amazing at shuffleboard” – Jeff Fossett
  • Concerts
  • The day Holly met Johnny Cash
  • You can line dance to any song
  • What is a walking horse?
  • Jeff, like Phil Collins, can’t dance
  • Parental Miranda rights
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Circus peanuts
  • Holly’s Mayonnaise recipe
  • Container security and certificate pinning
  • Wedding registration

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Episode 65: Pumpkin Spice is a Conspiracy

It’s autumn in the US, and that means two things: Rome Maynard’s birthmonth and the return of the pumpkin spiced everything. Today we have a fun conversation about:

  • Large spiders
  • Spider movies
  • It’s really allspice and nutmeg
  • Pumpkin pie, aka “baby food on a crust”
  • How could they miss?
  • The Voyager golden record

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Episode 64: If you’re like mevegas

Welcome to another episode of Rome Maynard: On call. This week we have dying country music singers, Ohio city signs, and a discussion of why cities that end in “-ville” nickname themselves “vegas.”

Other topics discussed in this episode:

  • Musicians that Joel sees in concert are dying
  • Joel review of Jason Isbell concert in Akron, OH
  • Ohio town signs
  • Rome Maynard for Lt. Gov.
  • Rome’s trip to Ohucky
  • Knoxville sunsphere
  • Why do towns that end in -ville nickname themselves “vegas?”
  • Larry update
  • Parenting advice: should I let my child get a snake?
  • Cannon update–how could they miss?
  • Who likes red delicious apples?

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Episode 63: Hallelujah, eclipse engagement

In this episode we celebrate Jeff Fossett’s recent engagement, and we give him advice about wedding planning and music for the ceremony.

Other topics featured in this episode:

  • Group participation Messiah sing-along wedding
  • Eclipses and why Jeff hates them
  • Jeff Fossett’s celebrity doppelgangers
  • Rome’s time prank
  • Work pranks
  • Notable deaths
  • Cannon and the recurring theme
  • Why you should put pebbles on your car hood (and other places)
  • Travels to the Harris family compound
  • Joel’s famous relatives

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