Monthly Archives: February 2020

Old-School Podcasting and Health Focus – MDW-342

A bit more of a health focus in our household.

  • Kathy and I are doing “intermittent fasting” I need to get some weight back off.  I lost 30 pounds last year and put 15 back on.
  • Doing some more walking, biking and general activity.
  • I quit drinking coffee (for now).

Planning on doing some YouTube lIve or Facebook Live videos.  Not sure yet which one or when.   More to come.

Getting my mobile podcasting setup tweaked.   Got a Lav mic I can use while walking.  Have the portable setup going as well for hotel room/travel episodes.  Also, I CAN podcast from my phone with reduced audio quality.

I remember back when podcasting started, there was a thing called a “Sound seeing tour”.  That was a lot of fun for me to listen to others do it and I am guessing it might still be fun to listen to.  Bring back some of the indie podcaster type stuff that used to happen a lot in podcasting.   Podcasting is becoming more main-stream, but there is no reason we can’t enjoy making and listening to some old-school podcast episodes.   I plan on doing that a bit.

Check out my recording with Kate from Blubrry Pro Productions.  We had a blast!    Click here



More Simplification Talk – MDW340

Update from an easy chair in a snow storm in Northern Michigan.

Simplifying things that have become a personal pain the ass has been a good thing over the last few months.

  1. I’ve cut down the podcasting hobby to this show (Mike Dell’s World), Podcast Insider and Traverse City Weather.     Podcast Help Desk will remain online and I *may* add episodes once in a while.
  2. I’ve cut down obligations in Ham Radio.   No longer am I the District EC for the 7th district of Michigan.
  3. We cut the cable several months ago and went back to an Antenna for TV.
  4. Simplifying my diet.
  5. Other ways to just keep things as simple as possible.




Podcast Crossroads

Today I’ve decided I’m closing down most of my podcasts.  I’ve realized that podcasting is a hobby and as such, shouldn’t seem like work.  I have tried to keep up on several shows and I feel guilty for not publishing episodes.

Traverse City Podcast,  Fast Food History are done.   Podcast Help Desk is not “done” but I’m leaving it up to the listeners if they want me to keep it around or not.    Traverse City Weather (alexa skill) will go weekly.    Mike Dell’s World will continue and of course Podcast Insider (the one I do for work) will continue.

Stay tuned here at for my podcasting hobby 🙂