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104: The Great Girth- Tony T. (Full Transcript)

Updated: Apr 23



Jey (00:12.153)

And it's time to get girthy, as they say on the streets. Welcome into this week's episode of the podcast. Super excited to be with you guys today. I'm Jay, I'm your host. And before we jump too far into it, I do just want to shout out the description of every episode first and foremost. Something I need y'all to do.

Of course, everyone wants you to like, follow, subscribe and do all those arbitrary things, reviews, five stars, subscribe, all those things. If you want to, cool. You know how to do that. You would have done it by now if you wanted to, if you've been listening long enough. But what I need y'all to do, because this didn't start until like episode 80 something, episode 90, I need you to go down to the description of the episode, hit the subscribe link to the email newsletter. It comes out twice a week.

Once midweek to give you all a boost and then once on weekends to give you a preview or an early pre-save link For what's coming up that week's episode so that you get first access to it You get first dib so you never miss an episode so go down hit the subscribe all of that sign up Email link got to do it got to do it. So without further ado Welcome Tony. You're super excited to have you

The people out there are probably wondering why did he say girthy to very start the podcast? Because it's a buzzword it gets it gets you interested in what we're going to talk about. Um, you nasty um But no tony you're the host of the great girth podcast head girthy Um your guys's podcast a little bit about it. You guys are two dudes who are tired of the bs So you started a podcast to talk about it

You guys cover everything from movies to games to music to comedy to sports to wrestling to life to social hot topics Etc you name it if it's a topic you guys hate it and you guys do not care You guys give your opinion your view your point of view Uh in such a fun relatable enjoyable way um, your guys's specialty happens to be politics, which Everyone loves talking about politics just kidding. No one likes talking about politics because

Tony (01:56.322)

I'm going to be talking about the first step in the process of getting the right information. So, I'm going to be talking about the first step in the process of getting the right information. So, I'm going to be talking about the first step in the process of getting the right information. So, I'm going to be talking about the first step in the process of getting the right information.

Jey (02:23.613)

It's a taboo subject, but it shouldn't be. Uh, it's get informed and to have a conversation is where I land on that. Um, and then also movie ranking tier lists, uh, judging by movie rankings as well. So Tony, you're also a father of three. Um, you are, your kids range from nine to a couple of months old at the time of this podcast recording, right? Uh, and then.

Tony (02:26.592)

Right.

Tony (02:50.501)

Yes, sir.

Jey (02:54.301)

Yeah, man, so many so many good things. I could go on and on a little bit more about you. To you, being a dad means preparing your children to live in a world that no longer exists, to guide them through life lessons that most aren't prepared for and to ensure they are able to begin at the starting line without any issues. You hope that you'll be able to teach them these teachings, that they'll be able to make their own decisions without hesitation.

and to have the knowledge on what it takes to be a decent person and the ability to adapt to a multitude of environments that they will be ready to step into. So without further ado, that's a little bit about Tony, his viewpoints as a father. Tell us about you. Tell us about the Great Girth podcast. Tell us about how it started, where it came from, where it's going and about you just as an individual, where you started, where you came from, where you're at now and where you're going.

Tony (03:50.198)

Okay, um, let's see, so...

It's a bit of a long story, so I'll just give you the summary of it. When I was about 27, 28 years old, an old high school friend of mine asked if I listened to podcasts and I said yes. That was my current thing because I wasn't into podcasts until years after, man. I missed the boat because I know that 2010 is when the hype started and then over time it just kind of jumped. But I had no interest until later in life.

You know, I'm at work one night, I'm listening to one podcast, and they got me thinking, you know, these guys are from where I'm from, Colorado. And they started with just a phone and a laptop, and now they're one of the top podcasts. I can definitely do it. At least I thought I could. So, you know, I had that thought in the back of my head for the longest time. And then finally, my old high school buddy says he had an idea for a podcast he wanted to do. And he told me about it. He was like, you know, I kind of want to take...

Joe Rogan formula, which is just cover everything and just kind of see how it goes from there. He was saying, let's treat it like it's a podcast where it's you and a few buddies at a coffee shop or you're drinking a cup of coffee and you just kind of throw stuff at the wall and whatever goes, then that's how the conversation flows. So we started up a little podcast that only lasted like eight episodes. Just him being a dad, me being a dad, it was kind of hard to figure out what we were gonna do.

We decided like, hey, let's take a little break. But during that break, I kind of had motivation. I had a craving to do more episodes. And I would send him all these ideas and he was like, yeah, awesome. And over time, he stopped texting me. And so I figured maybe he was mad at me. And I reached out to him and asked him what was up. And he said, you know, I've just been busy, man. I don't have time for a lot of the fun stuff. My girl's getting kind of mad at me because I've spent so much time hanging out with you doing the podcasting, which arguably.

Tony (05:50.942)

I get it. He's a dad, she's a mom. Makes sense. So he had basically hit me with, you know, I don't know if I have that motivation that you do. And I told him, you know, I love you, dude, but if it's okay with you, I'm going to continue on without you, even if that means starting my own podcast, which he was fine with, you know, it was, it was a mutual ending, but I could tell it kind of hurt his feelings. And it wasn't to be malicious. I just

Once we started doing it, man, I had this fire in me. I wanted to keep doing this shit. And he just, he was wanting to do one episode every month or two. And I had a vision of pumping him out every week, every day, whatever, you know? And while things didn't work out, he let me have the rights to that podcast and I've re-released him as a great Earth edition episode. But moving on, months later, I had all these ideas about how I would start my own podcast. The problem was is I had never done solo.

So I had to take out a sketch pad and write what I would say. And I even tried to do it. And it's to anyone out there doing solo work, I give you pretty much the most respect because that is a really, really hard thing to do. It is harder than most people think. It is nothing. It's tough.

Jey (07:05.169)

Oh no, it's, it's crazy. It's so difficult for solo work. Like I've been there, like I've recorded bonus episodes that are just solo episodes, like early in the podcast on our side, like I would record let's talks where I would just pick a couple of topics, but I would bullet point stuff out.

Tony (07:12.615)

Ahem.

Jey (07:23.725)

um, and write about and talk about it and like try to explain it. And then like when I produced and made the, uh, well-balanced dad diet well over almost a year ago to date now at the time of this recording, um,

Like those were all solo like just to go for 10, 20 minutes solo. It's you need to have a lot of talking points or you need to be just hilarious or something, um, cause it's a respect, respect to the solos. I couldn't do this show without having guests of all kinds on anyways. Continues. I just wanted to echo that.

Tony (07:46.189)

Right.

Tony (07:51.634)

Ahem.

Tony (08:00.541)