Welcome to the final episode of The Joel Michalec Show for 2018. Joel shares some thoughts about looking back and looking forward. The key is to recognize what you have as a blessing. Everyone wishes for a better new year but what are you really wishing for? Think about that. Discussion also about a local resident who started a Facebook group to vent and start a conversation about bad drivers in his community. Will that help bring awareness? What, then, becomes the next step? There is also a new Wombat of the Week with a public service message…don’t shoplift in a store full of cops. HonorThyHeroes adds another police officer to the hall of honorees. Subscribe to the podcast…it feels so good to do so!
The Joel Michalec Show Presents: Yes, Virginia! There is a Santa Claus. On September 21, 1897, a letter to the editor appeared in The Sun. 8 year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked the editor to tell her the truth about Santa and it has since become one of the most famous letters in popular culture.
Our version features Tarah Sigafuse as Virginia O’Hanlon and Joel Michalec portraying the Editor. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
On Christmas Eve, “A Classic Radio Christmas” will air for twelve hours on 920 WON: The Apple. The host of that show, Zac Fuller, stops by the podcast to share about the show and some background such as, how long did it take to put together a 12 hour program? Also featured a new Christmas track by independent singer/songwriter Michael Clineff. The song is entitled “Celebrate Christmas”. You can visit Michael on Reverb Nation for more. Our Wombat of the Week, PETA, would like us to change how we speak so as to not offend animals and we honor a worthy pair of heroes this week from the great state of Texas! Be sure and download the show, burn it to CD and give it away as Christmas presents!
Host, Joel Michalec said in a statement that he is both “surprised and honored” to have this opportunity and is very happy with progress. The Lovely Sharen has been overheard saying that she will not stop until the show is on XM Radio
Christmas is a favorite and festive holiday shared by millions of people around the globe. This year, it is coming under attack from many angles by a small contingent of people. Suddenly, sixty-plus year old Christmas carols, forty-plus year old Christmas shows, candy, colors and even Santa Claus himself seems to be offended the easily offended. We take a look at some of these attacks, but rest assured, we are still celebrating this most festive holiday and not paying attention to the humbugs in society. Also, another Wombat of the Week comes alive off the newspaper and we are honoring a new hero. Be sure and listen in and share the show with your friends and enemies!
Popular culture is one of our favorite topics of discussion. Luckily for us, we are good friends with Popular Culture Librarian, Rob Weiner and Rob spent some time with our host to discuss reboots and remakes at the movies. Find out what his opinion on the matter is; are they okay or is Hollywood out of ideas? Also, we discuss the convenience chain, Wawa and an interesting survey and we have a new Wombat of the Week and we are honoring a new hero plus so much more. Tune in and enjoy!