Today, I had a conversation with one of my student’s parent. She asked me, “What can my son do to pass his black belt test”? This is a legitimate question and as I was explaining to her what was expected and what her son needs to do, I’ve come to the conclusion that, ultimately, it’s up to her son on how he performs on his belt test. Now I know a lot of you have an idea what taekwondo is and how it’s practiced around the world. The style of taekwondo that I practice is vastly different from what you are thinking. In our style, both children and adults are treated the exact same. That being said, your black belt is earned, not bought. Anyways, that conversation got me thinking about society as a whole and how we’ve become soft. As I explained to her that it’s ultimately up to her son to earn his black belt, she agreed, and told me that she would help push him to doing his best. Upon exiting the facility, I thought more about the conversation. I began to notice how out of shape everyone walking past me, then I saw a homeless man sitting in front of a restaurant and thought, “how ironic is that”?, then I started to think about we’ve become soft as a society. Anyways, the conversation lingered in my mind and I began to think about how ungrateful we really are. For example, the homeless dude. Here is a man who is homeless and quite possibly hungry. Did I stop to help a brotha out? Nope! I kept right on walking, “minding my own business”, as did the other fifteen or so people behind me. Continue reading We Done Got Soft!
The 2018 NCAA tournament is upon us and we do we have some content for you.
To start with, you can listen to the Guys talk the NCAA tournament on Blogtalkradio.com right here.
We’ve also got the GOTR Podcast bracket challenge on ESPN. You can join that here. There may (or may not) be a prize for the winner.
Stay tuned throughout the week ahead for even more.
Also of note, there is a GOTR Podcast fantasy baseball league that you can join as well. If you’d like information on that, connect with us on facebook, twitter or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Monday, January 29th, Guys of the Roundtable will enter Super Bowl week.
What can you expect?
A podcast each day. Keep an eye on our blogtalkradio page for times each day.
Blog posts daily from our network of writers.
The catch? Every day there will be some form of Super Bowl content. It could be as simple as a prediction. It could also be party menu ideas, favorite commercials, Super Bowl memories, scouting reports or many other countless directions.
If you’d like to contribute anything simply email us at email@example.com
Stay tuned for more!!!
Although, the beginning of the podcast started off a mess, the rest of the podcast went pretty smoothly from there. We began to find our footing a little and talked about the day’s topic “Rape” and “Gender Roles”. We started the conversation talking about our opinions on the #metoo and the #timesup movement. We talked about how despicable the act of rape is, and then went on to talk about the double standards of rape between men and women. In which we discussed that if a man if raped, society looks down upon him and pretty much calls into question, his manhood. Yet, if a woman is raped, the perpetrator is demonized regardless of innocence. As a result of this discussion, at about the seventeen minute mark we begin to shift into the stereotypical gender roles for both men and women. This conversation goes on for another seventeen minutes. We go on to take a break at about the thirty-three minute mark and brought in a female perspective on the subject. When we returned from break, Andy shared an interesting statistic with us and posed a question to our female cohost. Our female cohost goes on to answer the question she and Andy had an interesting back and forth for about fifteen minutes. The conversation then transforms into another conversation of gender roles for another eight minutes. The show goes on to close with Andy’s final thoughts on the topic discussion as well as our female cohost.
Even though the conversation started off clunky, we rebounded well in the middle and end. As stated before, this topic was a bit touchy and tad bit controversial, but we need these types of conversations to happen in order to grow mentally. I think we tackled this subject matter really well and hopefully we can grow from this and deliver better content for you guys.
The founders of Guys of the Roundtable, Vlad and Andy are looking for help to take this to the next level.
Are you passionate about sports? Politics? Fitness? Dieting? Video games? Even if I didn’t list your passion, we still want you.
We want you to share your knowledge and share that passion with the world!
You too can join us on this journey!
Here is what we are looking for: Writers, Podcasters, YouTubers and fans, etc.
For writers and podcasters, we can discuss topics you will take ownership of.
For fans, find us on Facebook. When you do, like us, then share a post, comment on a post. We want to hear from you all!
For those interested in contributing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you set up.
Vlad and Andy will be live at blogtalkradio.com on Friday (10/27) at 10 p.m. est to talk about our exciting changes! Tune in!
The Guys of the Roundtable podcast is in the process of an overhaul to include more than just us talking.
We are going to add written elements, among other things. You can expect short audio clips, youtube videos, perhaps even some video game streams.
We will explain this and MUCH more on Friday (10/27) at 10 p.m. EST as we dive into these changes and take YOUR calls.
Tune in here at 10 p.m. EST on Friday.
Two years and two months ago, a conversation between myself and Vlad took an interesting turn as we both talked about how we wanted to start a podcast but didn’t want to do one solo. Then, the idea struck me. ‘What if we do one together?’ So I asked him his thoughts and he was more than open to the idea. The next step was actually doing it.
About eight or nine years ago I would run a small show off blogtalkradio with some friends for a baseball mogul league and I remembered it was easy to use, I could go on as the host and Vlad could call in and we could do the podcast with me in Lebanon, PA and he in Morgantown, WV.