The Brighter Side

Live with Holden McNeely X

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Ed and Holden went live on Holden's Twitch this week to talk to some fans directly about their problems and offer a Brighter Side to all of them. Give a listen!

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Taking us out this week is Deer Tick's "Too Sensitive For This World."

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Biggest Fears/Panic Attacks

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Panic and fear can come and get you when you are least expecting it. It's completely natural and it happen to anyone, but man is it scary. Joining The Brighter Side this week is an old friend to talk on some serious emotions, Miss Julia Johns.

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Our song taking us out this week, is Ed's go to chill song, Cleaning Windows by Van Morrison.

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Feet

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Feet we all got em, thank god we got em. But let's face it, they're gross, yet people want to suck on them, and smell em. Not us really, but hey man you into it? Good for you. Joining Amber and Ed today is Ed's future wife Julie Rosing.

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Taking us out today is "Take a Load Off Your Feet" by The Beach Boys.

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Marijuana

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This show we try and look at The Brighter Side of some of the more bothersome things in this world. Today we decided to look at something we've always spoken fondly of on this show and that is Weed, Pot, Sweet Leaf, Mary Jane, Happiness, Stanky Stank, you get the drift. Joining us is Comedian Jackson Banks and Gino Gentile of Speed Weed.

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Fire one up! Or don't it's just like your prerogative man.

Taking us out is Cypress Hill "Hits From The Bong."

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Smart Girls

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Smart Girls are rad, but what was it like growing up as a smart girl? Are they treated differently? How’s their relationship with their parents and dating? Do they suffer from crippling self-esteem or are they confident in their own way? Amber talks with a real live smart girl Pallavi Gunalan about her work, life, and play time.

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Internet Addiction

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Amber, and guests Evan Jones and Shongedzai Matangira talk internet addiction and how it affects our emotions. Also, the group talks comedy and how to use the internet for good instead of evil

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Hoopagoonudo

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It’s Hoopagoonudo time again folks! Joining Amber and Ed today are Ashley Ward & Jared Logan. Be good to yourselves ya beautiful babies.

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Off The Grid and Eating Your Own

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Can you believe you are not allowed to provide your own utilities to yourself, and in some places you can get detained just for not having an id. Living off the grid is every humans right. And then we dive into the topic of how democrats seem to eat their own, and how republicans seem to stick together no matter what. Are we right? Are we wrong? But we'll talk about it thats for sure. Taking us out today is a song written by Ed's cousin Andrew Stahl for Bernie Sanders, and performed by Tony Newton "Do You Feel" available on iTunes and Youtube.

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"Do You Feel" - Andrew Stahl

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Brighter Side Diaries 4

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The Brighter Side is back with another diary entry. Listen to Ed talk about the Oscars and Brody Stevens, and Amber is joined by her friend Kat Toledo to talk about whatever it is women talk about. (Ed wrote this). No song, be good to yourselves, and live your friends everybody.

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Jail

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We all like to think we’re above getting in trouble with the law, but sometimes even putting your feet up on a subway seat or not paying a parking ticket can land you on the slippery slope to government mandated torture. So grab a beer (as long as your not driving), and give a listen to some cruel and unusual punishment handed out to everyday Americans 

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Taking us out is "Las Cruces Jail" by Two Gallants 


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Hoopagoodude

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Hey Brighter Side people, Amber and Ed are back with another Hoopagoogoodoodoo.  This time playing our trusty game with us are old friends/comedians Leah Rudick and Danny Solomon.  Play along with us we love you baby!

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Taking us out is Fists of Fury by Kamasi Washington.  Be good to yourselves, we love ya.

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Bird Luger 4 Ever

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fAs you are all aware we lost the coolest dude any of us knew, Kevin Barnett, aka Bird Luger. He is no longer in these streets, but he is still in our hearts. I know that’s corny but screw it we’re sad. Listen to us work through some shit this week with some of Kevin’s friends Jackie Zebrowski, Henry Zebrowski, Brooks Wheelan, Nick Turner, and Jordan Temple.

There is a gofundme set up to help his family with funeral costs if you want to help out the link is here.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/birdluger

Taking us out today is Gary Clark Jr’s The Healing.

Love your friends people.

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.


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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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