Howdy, y'all! Welcome to Season 3!

Personal Journals Episodes

Dec. 29, 2022

Life is Good!

Sit and relax as Jonah expounds on the wisdom learned from a really good day. From his daughter's first ever campout in the backyard to having all the neighbors over for burgers. Amazing how life can feel alright in the …

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Dec. 1, 2022

My Life is Gonna Change Tomorrow

I sit and chat with you on the eve of my second child's birth. Let's hear what goes through the mind of a man about to double the population of his kids!!

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Nov. 10, 2022

Almost Heaven

Today, I read to you the story of my dear friend Dan. The history, the diagnosis of cancer, the positive manner he fought it with, the chance of his dying thousands of miles away from his wife and friends, and …

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July 29, 2021

040 - Blodgett Baby

Today we meet a dear friend of mine Rick Meyering. Camp Director, servant of the people, and true Michigander. We talk about growing up with a blue collar, his path towards running an amazing camp for impoverished youth, and we …

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July 1, 2021

036 - Lost and Found

Today we take a break from the interview and I read a chapter from my new book, The Strangest of Places. We read the chapter titled, Josh all about my friend who we lost too soon and who ended up …

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April 8, 2021

024 - On Again, Off Again

Last week we talked with Karel Horney, time to meet her son and my old friend Adam Horney! He is an amazing man who loves country music, law enforcement, and the Lord. His authenticity and boundless heart will leave you …

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April 1, 2021

023 - Divine Intervention

Today we sit down with my old friend, and long ago boss, and author, and rockstar Karel Horney. She has battled eating disorders, despression, and alcoholism for most of her life, and in the process she started and grew one …

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March 18, 2021

021 - Did you hear about the Cantor's wife???

Today, we meet Jonah's Aunt Tina and go for the long journey from marriage to a cantor, to divorce, to losing a child, to loving another woman, to cancer, and back again. The wisdom and honesty of this amazing woman …

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March 11, 2021

020 - Hello Dolly!

Today my old and dear friends Dave & Jeremy join us on the show for a long and interesting chat. We cover everything from favorite drinks to the scientific view of the pandemic to race and faith relations to the …

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March 4, 2021

019 - Pandemic Positives: The Show Must Go On

Today we continue our series Pandemic Positives, focusing on those most affected by the pandemic and what they are doing to remain hopeful and focused through it all. We spend the hour with two of my oldest friends Lisa & …

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Feb. 25, 2021

018 - Stompin' on Eggshells with DaMarceo Thomas

Today, my old friend and rapper DaMarceo Thomas joins me on the show to talk about camp life, hip-hop, race, and friendship. This is a true heart you don't find everyday and will leave you feeling the inspiration of living …

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Dec. 31, 2020

010 MARC RONICK - Pandemic Positives

It is time to ring in the new year and there is no better partner-in-crime than my best friend and producer of He Walks Like a Cowboy, Marc Ronick. Brothers for 33 years and counting, we talk of our history, …

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Dec. 24, 2020

009 Boiled Pine Needles

Today, on Christmas eve, Jonah takes a solo walk through his history as a Jewish kid in a Christian society. Walk with him as he spends Christmas with a friend's family, the day he almost bought a christmas tree, and …

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Nov. 26, 2020

005 Jonah's Beautiful Turkey Legs

This time o' year, my thoughts turn to thankfulness. Now more than ever it is key to count your blessings and to remember how many others have it worse. We chat about my Bubbe's amazing journey to the U.S. and …

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Nov. 5, 2020

002 MARILYN BERGER - The Chosen Ones

My dear ole mom, Marilyn joins me on the show to talk about my childhood, her path with discovering disability in our family, and parenting through a physical challenge. My mom has always been an amazing person and I think …

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