Wendy Davis Revisited

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In summer 2015, Mike was asked (for free, it should be pointed out) to do some video work for the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus. The event in question included a keynote speech from former Texas State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.

This is indeed an example of Mike meeting a well-known person of influence.

The complete video from which today’s episode is taken. Yes, Mike did shoot and publish this. No, he was not paid for it.

On today’s edition of the podcast, we are recycling the audio from that speech.



Jim Chappell Revisited

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Remember when we had Tim Crippen on the podcast for the first season?

We talked about the only interview we did for the Winning Side Coaches podcast, with Jim Chappell, who owned Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum in North Kansas City, MO.

Today, we are recycling that episode of the old podcast because why not?


  • Intro music: “Fantasia Fantasia” by Kevin MacLeod
  • Outro music: “Playing to Win” courtesy of FreeStockMusic.com (which sadly seems to be defunct)

Lauren Lindsay

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Today’s guest on the podcast is Lauren Lindsay, who shares a couple of things with our host (that can be discussed publicly, of course):

  1. Both are creatives. In fact, that’s how they first met.
  2. Both have Asperger’s.

Today’s episode is largely on the subject of Asperger’s, the autism spectrum, and its effect on those who suffer from it.


Adam McKeith (Fringe Show)

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This is the second of our three shows for the 2020 Kansas City Fringe Festival (pandemic necessitated virtual edition). This is also the first time we’ve had a returning guest on the podcast, as Adam McKeith returns.

So, today’s topics include more sports talk, particularly in relation to St. Louis’ ongoing lawsuit against the NFL; and Mike’s lifelong “female troubles.”


Bonus Post – Season 2 Credits

I want to give a special thanks to everyone who appeared in Season 2 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For, whether as an interviewee or as part of the archival footage used in the podcast.

Host: Mike Czerniewski

Interviewees/Live Participants (in alphabetical order):

  • George M. Dean
  • Jered Feldman
  • Chris Lyman
  • Mark Partin
  • Andrew Rainey
  • Daniel Rains
  • Conrado Salazar
  • Lucas Stoneking
  • Rob Walch
  • and the Kansas City Podcasters’ Meetup members

Appearing in Archival Footage (in alphabetical order):

  • Anita Cordell
  • Grant Reynold Davis
  • “Controversy” Keith Lott
  • Adam McKeith
  • Sean Simmons
  • Cherie Yeung

Computer Voicing: FromTextToSpeech.com (miraculously – or at least temporarily – back from the dead!)

Look forward to Season 3!

Stories Untold 2

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We end Season 2 the same way we ended Season 1 – with stories that Mike could otherwise not be able to tell on the podcast.

Four stories today:

  1. Mike’s memory of his late Uncle Bill.
  2. The death of Mike’s first car.
  3. Mike’s Scientology experience.
  4. The kid with the Star Wars X-Wing collection.


Thoughts on Being a Trekkie

Episode 35 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For

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It’s been mentioned before, so we’re devoting a whole episode to it: Mike’s love of Star Trek.

Mike shares a few thoughts about the franchise that Gene Roddenberry started, shares a few top 10 lists, and his top 20 episodes that aren’t on these lists. Fortunately for all concerned, “Space Seed” – a TOS episode Mike feels is highly overrated – is not on any of these lists.

Go to Memory Alpha to learn anything you want to know about all things Trek.

Mike’s Top 20 list:

1The Day of the DoveTOS
2A Piece of the ActionTOS
3Patterns of ForceTOS
4For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the SkyTOS
5Whom Gods DestroyTOS
7A Matter of HonorTNG
8Menage a TroiTNG
11Family BusinessDS9
12Bar AssociationDS9
13Take Me Out to the HolosuiteDS9
14The CloudVOY
15Blood FeverVOY
16The Omega DirectiveVOY
17Bride of Chaotica!VOY
18Tinker Tenor Doctor SpyVOY
19Choose Your PainDIS
20Absolute CandorPIC

We forgot to include “Bar Association” in our recording. That one features Quark’s brother Rom starting a union for the employees at Quark’s Bar.


George M. Dean

Episode 34 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For

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George Dean is an actor, musician and artist currently based in Denver, Colorado. Before Denver, however, he was based in Lawrence, Kansas and worked on a variety of projects – including Tales from the Interim Net as Dr. Stanton Kingston.

Today we talk about the Tales experience, film and arts in Kansas City, and so much more.

True fact: As has been established on the podcast, Mike is a Shawnee Mission West alumnus. As are actors Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. Rudd graduated long before Mike ever set foot in the school’s halls; Sudeikis’ senior year coincided with Mike’s freshman year there (and, no, Mike did not know Sudeikis at West).

Tales from the Interim Net – Episode Zeta: “The Rebirth of Aikori” – This episode of Tales features today’s guest. It was originally in the show notes for Adam McKeith’s episode, but we’ve included it here as well just in case.


Chris Lyman

Episode 33 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For

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Chris Lyman first met Mike while auditioning for Tales from the Interim Net – and got the role of Zenchou (pronounced zehn-choh), a cyborg grown in a lab – and speaks Japanese.

“Episode Gamma: Kata of the Dragonborn” is the episode featuring today’s guest.

Today, Chris talks about his experience working with Mike on the project, Mike’s own cerebral and intelligent manner, and Chris’ own podcasting efforts.

The Iroha poem (as read in this episode and in the web series)

Episodes mentioned in this episode:

Where you can find Chris’ podcast: