I’m not sure when it was that I first came upon Angelo Coppola. He’d recently begun a paleo Podcast called This Week in Paleo and when I first heard it, I was astounded by his pro-DJ voice, delivery and timing…as well as his production value in terms of segmentation and “deserty” theme music. It’s as though you’re right there with him in the Arizona desert.
Then I read some of his stuff, poked around a bit and wondered why we weren’t buddies or something. You just get that sense, y’know? Well, it wasn’t long and Angelo reached out to me and I’ve been on his show three times now. In addition, we’ve corresponded regularly and jumped on Skype now & then. I recall one time a few months back that I asked his opinion on something and I got back a long email chastising my ass pretty good. Now, that’s when a person becomes a true friend, in my book.
Since first starting up, Angelo has changed the podcast to Latest in Paleo, and it’s distributed by the popular 5by5 podcast network. He’s also commenced a very nice blog, where he boldly asserts that Humans are not Broken. It’s probably the closest thing out there to my own idea to Free the Animal. Animals aren’t broken, either. You know what’s broken? Minds are broken to varying degrees; i.e., how humans think in terms of their view of man’s place in society and civilization; and in particular, how they needlessly kowtow to external, false authority and fallaciously attempt to “create reality” in their own minds rather than simply perceiving the metaphysically given and logically integrating it. But I’ll save that rant for another day.
…What Angelo did this time was a bit different. The major portion of the podcast was about this popular post that we cover in detail: 6-Years of Self Experimenting: My Fully Integrated Approach To Paleo / Primal Eating, Real Food and Vibrant Health. But he also asked me to pick a non-Paleo topic for some discussion and sound-biteage to music, near the beginning of the show. I picked this topic: Burning Down the House. That’s the post where I told the story of walking away from my 20-yr company on a whim one day, just a few months ago.
I particularly enjoyed Angelo giving me the stage to rant that vocally, and there’s plenty of bleeps. One thing I enjoyed even more was calling out all the idiots and morons I’ve encountered over 20 years, people so woefully fucking stupid that they can’t distinguish between a sincere financial hardship caused by things like lengthy unemployment, major health problems, friends and family that have done something to destroy finances (teenagers rank #1)…from simple deadbeats. Yea, deadbeats don’t pay their bills, but they’ll pay my fees. Fucking morons.
It’s why I’ve always refrained from blogging about my business, much. I already deal with enough fucking dumb as a bag of hammers, elsewhere.
The rest of it is some pretty detailed banter about all the various experiments I’ve done, why, what’s worked best and what I mean by coming full circle.
So go take a listen now: Latest in Paleo Episode 74: House of Experiments. Someone said somewhere, learning I was going to be on again, that Angelo and I are good together. I think they’re right. My three appearances have been my favorite of all the interviews and I mean that as a high compliment to everyone else, because I have enjoyed them all.