The Brighter Side

Taxes, Classism, & Second Chances

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It's the beginning of the year, so how could we not be thinking of money? On this episode of The Brighter Side, Amber and Ed sit down with the owners of Boxelder Consulting, to help us understand what we can expect this upcoming fiscal year, and they give tips on how to keep your head above water financially no matter how bad you think it may be. Also we may or may not have the official unveiling of Mr. Pastrami...

Taking us out today is the song "Money" by the immortal Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

Be good to yourselves.

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Life In The Military

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Being in our armed forces is no easy task. In this episode we talk about two aspects that are particularly chilling, and that is the amount of sexual assaults amongst soldiers and their suicide rate. 22 veterans commit suicide everyday. 1 is too many. If you are a veteran in need please call The Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 and press 1.

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Taking us out today is Suicide is Painless - Johnny Mandel

Live with Holden McNeely IX

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Hello all you Shiny Happy People out there.  Ed was visiting NYC, and caught up with The Lizard King himself, Holden McNeely and gave some Brighter Sides to the fans on his Twitch account.  Come listen while they, talk about New Years resolutions, family issues, and people fighting health problems. It's a comedy show!  We promise.


Check out Holden's Twitch channel here twitch.tv/holdenatorsho


Also taking us out today is Those Darlins - Ain't Afraid

Bad Emotions 2

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We all get them, you'd be even crazier than you are now if you didn't get them. But not every negative emotion is always a bad one. Sometimes it's a defense mechanism, sometimes it's very much deserved, and other times you're just a dick.

Joining Amber and Ed this week is Nick Turner, The Queen of LPN Jackie Zebrowski, and my beautiful fiancé Miss Julie Rosing. Listen as they tackle such Bad Emotions as Insecurity, Cockiness, Being Judgmental, and Being Sensitive. Ok maybe they're more personality traits than emotions. What do you want from us?

Also we wrap up the show we talk about our good buddy Jason Saenz, who needs some help right now. Here is a link to his GoFundMe.

And in honor of our bud we're being taken out by Five Man Electrical Band - Signs

It’s Cold Out!

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What’s up you bunch of Chilly Willy Penguins out there?  It’s dreary, it’s freezing, it’s the holidays, and then after the holidays, we’re still broke and cold.   What’s there to be happy about?  Well let Amber and Ed tell you.  

This is The Brighter Side, a cynic’s look at optimism.  Be good to yourself and everyone else.  

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Cocaine

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We all know that drugs are bad, and some are worse than others.  We can go ahead and put cocaine on "The Naughty List."  But being the Brighter Side we try and find some good in it.  But there really isn't that much good about the old white lady.  

If you or anyone you love is having a problem with drugs please call to get help.  1-888-633-3239.

Joining Amber and Ed this week is Mookie Thompson.  

Taking us out this week is Powderfinger by Neil Young


Hoopanugoodoo

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It's Hoopagoogoo time ya beautiful babies!!  Joining Amber and Ed this week is the wonderful couple/comedians Giulia Rozzi and Will Miles.  Play Hoopagoodududu along with us.  Taking us out this week was supposed to be The Killers "Mr Brightside" but I listened to it and was not a fan so instead check out "Bend Me, Shape Me" by American Breed.

Be good yourself, and be nice in the process.

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Disney

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Disneyland is a wonderful place where children's dreams come true. For a price. We all know going to Disney or any theme park ain't cheap, but if everything is so expensive, why do they pay their employees so little? Is the happiest place on Earth, making people poor? Do people care? Why do we feed into the commercialism? Because it just makes you so damn happy, thats why.

Joining Amber and Ed this week is Roast Battle comedian and former Disneyland employee Nicole Becannon.

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Taking us out this week is Los Lobos singing "I Wanna Be Like You"

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Solitude

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Sometimes being alone is all you need to relax, but other times people can go crazy and let loneliness can creep in and make you sad.  Whether you are alone in another town, or just don't have anyone to hang out with where you live, solitude can get the best of you.  Listen to how the Brighter Side deals with it.  

Comedian Alex Hooper joins Amber and Ed this week to yell at loneliness and not let that bastard win.

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Taking us out this week is a little ditty called "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" by John Jones


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Brighter Side Diaries 2

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The Brighter Side is back while Ed is out working like a madman, Amber sends in her thoughts on Airplane, College, Being a kid, and scary hook up apps. And then Ed tries to relate. Give a listen y'all. Be good to yourselves.

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Taking us out today is You are My Sunshine by Jackie Shane.

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Brighter Side Diaries

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Amber reflects on her current situation in life, and Ed uses it to remember some of his past experiences. So whether you're hanging out with people who speak another language, going through a breakup, or just wandering the streets, know there is a way out, and plenty to be positive about.

Taking us out today is Lonesome Loser by The Little River Band

Be Good To Yourself

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Trolls

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Who are Trolls, who are they, are they someone in their mother's basement, or are they someone with a beautiful family and a double life?  Who knows.  What we can assume is that Trolls are people who feel awful all the time, and try and make everyone else feel like they do.  But there has to be some good in there right?????

Joining Amber and Ed is Julie Rosing (Brilliant & Beautiful) and King Ding-A-Ling himself Henry Zebrowski.  

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Be good to yourself, by listen to our outro song Boca Raton, by Bas.  Get into it.

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The Treatment of Native Americans PT. 1

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Out of every race on Earth no one has had it as hard as The Native Americans. They received maybe the worst genocide this world has ever seen, yet they still have resolve, honor, and respect. Let's examine what has happened to these people. They have been through so much we could not unpack it all in one episode, in PT 1 we talk their plight when the Spanish Inquisition came to America, how to talk to someone who descends from that culture, and what it's like now for Native Americans.

Joining Amber and Ed is Lakota Sioux comedian Jana Schmieding.

Also taking us out this week is a song from Mel Brooks' History of the World Part 1. "The Spanish Inquisition"

Swamp Life

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It's an end of the Earth society.  It's a way of life that most people would not choose.  Who would want to live amongst the wet, slimey, scaley, carnivorous creatures down there (And that's just the humans).  Ed and Amber talk about what it was like growing up in that beautiful muck.  And joining them again is The Queen of LPN, Ole Puddle Pants herself, Miss Jackie Zebrowski.  

Takin' us out today is a lil "Swamp Music" brought to you by no one else other than Lynyrd Skynyrd! 

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Bad Emotions

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The Brighter Side is here to talk about Negative Emotions and how to turn them into Positive Emotions.  Joining Ed and Amber today are Julie Rosing, Madelyn Osten, and The Queen of LPN Miss Jackie Zebrowski.  

Taking us out today is Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real's "Find Yourself"

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The Poor

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Everyone in America finds one way or another to make money off of the people that have the least of it.  In this episode we dive deep into, The Lottery, Banks, Bail Bonds, Abortion, and much more to talk about different ways the rich keep the poor poor.  We look for the Brighter Side we promise.  

Joining Ed and Amber this week is Pro-Choice Specialist Julie Rosing.  Thanks for listening and remember, "Be Good To Yourself.

And the song at the end is "Never Been To Spain" by Three Dogg Night

Recovery

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Amber and Eddie are joined by Eric Moore and Evan Amarni of Footprints of Serenity and Multi Concept Recovery to discuss addiction, rehab and recovery.

For more information about Footprints of Serenity and Multi Concept Recovery:

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https://www.multiconceptrecovery.com

 

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Live with Holden McNeely VIII

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Eddie and Holden answer your questions live and try to find the brighter sides to jellyfish stings, online dating and dialysis.

The Reformed Whores- "Horny"

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Drinking Game: Daddy Gets Deep

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Amber and Eddie are joined by Jackie Zebrowski and Jordan Temple to talk about their least favorite dogs, the black person's guide to Hollywood and woke Jackie. 

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Hoopagluenewnew

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Amber and Eddie are joined by John Milhiser & Becky Yamamoto to find the brighter sides of sinking duck boats, murdered figure skaters and getting punched at a funeral.

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