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The Huba Show

Welcome to my podcast! Located in Schenectady, New York. The broadcast capital of the world! This is the birthplace of Radio and Television! This is a general entertainment podcast. A wide variety of unique topics and ideas in every episode. My storytelling abilities, creativity and broadcasting experience allows me to record podcasts without a script. Sit back, relax and listen.

Tracks

The perfect scam, a Craig's List story about concert tickets!
In todays world of scams you have to be more vigilant than ever! But sometimes things slip through the cracks no matter how careful you are. Earlier today I was scammed by someone that posted a Craig's List ad selling Dave Matthew's Band tickets. Their concert is tonight at SPAC (7:30PM), the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. The tickets were for Section 1 Row J. Right behind the pit! AMAZING SEATS!!! I was one of the first people to view the ad after it was posted and I called right away to grab two of the tickets. It took a turn for the worst shortly after. The scammer called himself "Rich" and "Rich" was selling four tickets. One of the phone numbers he used was 313-878-7078. Listen to my podcast to hear the entire story in high detail. Everything unfolded earlier this afternoon. I want to help others avoid the same mistake I made, let's create scam awareness together. Sit back, relax, listen and enjoy!Oh by the way, for search engine purposes here is "Rich's" other telephone number involved in his Craig's List scam =), 770-906-2414. Update 12/12/21, I received a copy of the dispute and the scammers name is Deion Williams, his email is dw82ndairborne@gmail.com BUYER BE WARE!!!! DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH HIM!!! I have listeners ALL over the country contact me every week about this guy and how he scammed them out of money! 
30:31 09/17/2021
Flashback to the 80's and 90's
Sometimes inspiration finds you when you least expect it. Join me in this exciting podcast episode as I walk us back to the era of growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. The pre-internet childhood and what we did for fun.  Life was simply simple. I like saying that lol. Say it to yourself or out loud and you’ll feel it resonate like I did. The inspiration behind this episode came after a friend of mine rediscovered or resurrected his blog on WordPress called Totally Bogus Dude. I forgot all about a couple of blogs that I wrote on his page a number of years ago. I’m not really into blogging. I would rather talk, I’m a talker. That’s why I have a podcast.  But occasionally I'll make a blog. Sit back, relax, clear your mind and listen to my show. This was a fun episode to make. Enjoy!
42:43 02/01/2021
New York State Vanity Plates!
A few weeks ago I was looking up vanity plates on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle website and to my surprise PODCASTS was available! I had to get it. I could not believe that combination was available, I was shocked. Within a few minutes I ordered it and my transaction was complete. They arrived in the mail last Friday! They looked absolutely beautiful. This is the story about my vanity plates as well as other plate combinations I found that you may find very interesting. Oh, I also talk about how accomplished I felt taking the old registration sticker off and putting the new one on perfectly! Anyone that has done this knows exactly what I'm talking about lol. You only get one shot to get it on right.
40:52 10/20/2020
A Campfire and Train Ride
What a beautiful night to have a campfire down at the creek. The railroad tracks are right behind us and the dark old rail tunnel isn't very far away. The moon is so bright, the air is so cold and crisp and the water is flowing pretty good in the creek from all the rain we had recently. With a little imagination you'll be able to feel the heat from the fire, the smell of the train and see the reflection of the moon as you listen and relax to this podcast episode.
16:59 10/09/2020
Captured Rail Trail Audio
Recently I took some of my podcasting equipment to the Rail Trail in Voorheesville, NY. It was a gorgeous night. Plus it was nice and quiet. The sky was clear with a big bright full moon and a great view of all the stars. There's a perfect little area where I can setup my stuff. A big pavilion and a little one. I was under the little one near the railroad tracks. It would be an amazing spot to interview people. It has a lot of foot traffic and bike riders. Maybe I'll do that in a future podcast! For this podcast I used the Aston Origin microphone, it's a high-performance cardioid condenser mic. Perfect for picking up ASMR sounds off in the distance and up close to the mic. It was my first time using this mic to record all the sounds. I made adjustments to the mic as I recorded.
40:03 10/08/2020
Cobra Kai on Netflix is AMAZING!!!
Cobra Kai on Netflix is amazing! It has so many moving parts. Tons of references to The Karate Kid movie from 1984. The writers have done an amazing job with the series. You can't afford to miss even one minute of this show. I have one more episode to watch in Season 1. This is my review and thoughts so far up to this point in the show. Special guest appearance by Bridget G. with her Cobra Kai commentary here at Huba Studios!
37:03 09/18/2020
Happy 4th of July!!!
Happy 4th of July everybody!!! Today is the day for hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cold drinks from the cooler full of ice, steamed clams, BBQ chicken, ribs dripping with sauce AND swimming!!! Be safe and have a great time lighting off fireworks!!!
08:23 07/04/2020
The Key West Story
In this amazing podcast episode I cover a wide variety of topics. Such as the 2020 riots, SpaceX, futuristic ideas and the Key West story. I invited a friend of mine on the show today. His name is Adam, and this is his first appearance on the Huba Show. Adam has a fascinating story about his trip to Key West. I couldn't wait to have him on so he could share it with all of you. So give him a big round of applause! Sit back, relax, listen and enjoy as we close out the last day in the month of May.
71:18 05/31/2020
The Aston Origin Microphone
Here's a little sample of me talking over a Billie Holiday song on the Aston Origin. It's a beautiful high-performance cardioid condenser microphone. I had it plugged into the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface, no cloudlifter needed. Rich crystal clear sound. Hope you enjoy it!
02:12 04/30/2020
RODE Podmic vs Shure SM7B
I'm so impressed with the RODE Podmic. I had to do a review along side the Shure SM7B. Many people wanted to hear my audio samples with each mic. I decided to do a podcast so everyone could hear the audio and compare it with their own ears. Podcasters love giving feedback to other podcasters. Audio can be one of the hardest things to get right. Everyone hears things differently. In this episode I share one of my mic techniques if you have a "P" popping problem and some advice for podcasters. Listen and let me know which mic sounds the best to you.
15:01 04/27/2020
Music Vibes
Just me talking about music and what the songs feel like to me. I love music and like such a wide array of songs. Come take a listen as we navigate through my YouTube history. I recorded this with the Aston Origin microphone and a Scarlett 2i2 USB interface.  Sit back, relax, get comfy and enjoy the show!
15:49 03/13/2020
A 3 Minute Podcast?
Can someone become successful with a short podcast? When I mean short, I'm talking between two and three minutes long. I usually keep mine under an hour. I decided on a whim to make one with the voice memo app on my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The audio quality is pretty amazing compared to a lot of other smart phones. I use it all the time.I'm excited to announce that I'll be attending the podcaster gathering on Wednesday February 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the world famous Buzzsprout Headquarters in Jacksonville, FL!
03:16 02/07/2020
Domain Names! Experiences, Opinions and Ideas
Securing a domain name is the first step to having a web presence. Think of domain names as digital real estate. In this episode of the Huba Show I share my experiences and opinions within the world of domain names. I have been involved with domains on all different levels since the mid 90's, during the early stages of the internet. Also known as the information super highway. I love the tedious process of finding domain names. Thinking of which areas to search out, searching around words, using my imagination and creativity, finding alternate meanings to words, coming up with search patterns, new search methods etc. I absolutely love doing it. GoDaddy.com is where I buy all my names from. I've been with them since the 90's when they started. Back in the day before GoDaddy, only a few domain companies even existed. One of those was Register.com. I had the pleasure of visiting their headquarters in NYC back in early 2001. Sit back, relax, get comfy and enjoy the show!
40:44 01/13/2020
Napkins not included
A week into 2020, has it lost its flare? I recently discovered Mukbang on YouTube. In this episode I attempt to put it into words. But let me be clear...no pasta was harmed in this podcast recording lol. I would never do that to fresh pasta. Whole wheat pasta can take a backseat as far as I'm concerned. I'll save that for another show.Get your ears ready, turn off the lights, sit back, relax and enjoy!According to Wikipedia:Mukbang, muk-bang or meokbang is a live online audiovisual broadcast in which a host eats food while interacting with their audience. Usually done through a webcast, mukbang became popular in South Korea in 2010. Foods ranging from pizza to noodles are consumed in front of a camera for an online audience. Based on the attractiveness of real-time and interactive aspects, eating shows are expanding their influence in internet broadcasting platforms and serve as a virtual community and a venue for active communication among active internet users.
10:03 01/08/2020
New Years Eve 2020 Podcast!
I'm excited 2020 is officially here. Maybe this will be round two of the roaring 20's? I recorded this episode with the YETI Blackout mic in my kitchen. It was spur of the moment. I set everything up about three minutes before the ball dropped. I like how it turned out. Sit back, relax, listen and enjoy! Welcome to a new decade! Now, let's take a quick minute to remember the past.The hoverboard scene in Back to the Future 2 was pretty much the ultimate tease as to what the future held. I've wanted one every since its release in November of 1989. At the time I was 12 and the wow factor to have a hoverboard was off the charts. As a kid, you felt Mattel made this for the movie as a way to introduce a futuristic toy by way of a Hollywood blockbuster. The youth across America thought hoverboards would be available in the very near future. EVERYBODY was talking about hoverboards. That is literally all I ever wanted lol. Keep in mind this was back during a time when skateboarding was huuuuge!!! So the impact this scene had on kids at the time was massive. If you didn't own a skateboard or at the very least a Vision streetwear tshirt or a copy of Thrasher magazine your cool factor was nearly zero lol. It was the equivalent of owning a smart phone. If hoverboards were real they would have turned a skateboard into the telephone book overnight. I still want one. Never give up hope lol.
15:05 01/02/2020
ASMR - The Dusty Attic
Join me as I draw with my voice. I'll take you up into the dusty attic. A spooky yet beautiful place where the harvest moon shines through the window and onto the creaky floor. Grab that Ouija board over in the dark corner of the room and lets see what it wants to say. Take a listen, close your eyes and let your imagination run wild.
10:15 11/27/2019
ASMR - The Train Ride
Wanna take a riiiiide? Where do you want to go? What do you want to see? Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the train. Traveling over the railroad tracks in a very relaxing and cozy train car. Large glass windows, wicked relaxing seats, dim lighting and the aroma of hazelnut coffee flowing through the air. Climb aboard and let's go!
03:59 11/18/2019
Halloween memories and shaving cream wars!
Happy Halloween!!! Join me as I talk about one of my favorite holidays of the year. Fond memories of Halloween around my neighborhood in upstate New York, shaving cream wars, tons of candy, endless trick or treaters and a night of fun unlike any other holiday! Did you ever go trick or treating the day after Halloween? I did with a friend of mine many years ago. Find out what happened in this podcast episode!
21:13 10/31/2019
Thoughts While Traveling
Join me in this podcast episode while I'm creeping along in heavy stop and go traffic! Somewhere out there near the Washington DC and Virgina state line. Sometimes the best conversations or ideas occur in heavy traffic. Especially with lots of explatives!
12:25 09/16/2019
Old Cartoons and Laughing Tracks
Old cartoons from the 50's, 60's and 70's were much different than todays cartoons. One of the biggest differences was not only the illustrations but the insertion of laughing tracks. A laughing track is basically crowd laughter inserted in spots of a cartoon that more or less give you the cue that you the viewer are supposed to laugh. Why was this done? Listen to my latest podcast episode for the answer.Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise, comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. Writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears created the original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, for Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1969.
31:05 09/06/2019
The History of Radio Station Call Letters "K" and "W"
In this episode I talk about the history of radio station call letters and the lettering system established very early in the 19th century during the dawn of broadcasting.The United States was given the letters W, K, N, and A. The letters 'N' and 'A' were given to military stations, but 'K' and 'W' were assigned out for commercial use. Radio stations east of the Mississippi River had to start their stations with 'W', and stations west of the Mississippi with 'K'.
22:39 08/26/2019
The Internet, AOL, AIM and Podcasting
In this episode I discuss the early stages of the internet and how things have transformed from then and now. A trip back in time so to speak when the internet was hourly! I also talk about domain names and Paul Mockapetris, the creator of domain names.The first web page went live on August 6, 1991. It was dedicated to information on the World Wide Web project and was made by Tim Berners-Lee. It ran on a NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. The first webpage address was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
40:09 08/09/2019
The Fortnite World Champ and Nintendo!
Join me in exciting episode #9 as I talk about the Fortnite World Champ and other video game experiences. The dawn of the internet and how video games developed into an online phenomenon. Parents of gamers are now looking at their sons or daughters in a whole new way thanks to the ever growing eSports industry.
33:48 08/02/2019
ASMR - Grilled Cheese
My cheese enthusiasm debuts on the internet!
00:29 07/10/2019
ASMR - Popsicle Sticks
If you grew up in the 80's you'll love this flash back about popsicle sticks!
00:30 07/10/2019
ASMR - Croc's, the kind you wear.
A friend of mine HATES Croc's and I love them! I made this audio for her as a joke and now it found its way here. I've been a long time Croc buyer and I have no shame admitting it. In fact, my brother bought me a pair of reptile blue Croc's for my birthday recently and I'm wearing them as I publish this quick sound bite.
00:26 07/10/2019
Freeze Pops! Bomb Pops! and Ranch Flavored Pop Tarts!
Now that summer is officially here millions of people around the world are buying freeze pops and bomb pops. I talk about my recent experience with both of them and the lack of Reds, Greens, Orange and Purple in the freeze pop boxes. I also had a weird craving for Bomb Pops! Have you heard about Ranch flavored Pop Tarts? The idea went viral last week! Take a listen and hear for yourself!Bomb Pops were invented by James S. Merritt and D.S. Abernethy in Kansas City Missouri on July 30, 1955.
19:38 07/05/2019
Podcasting Advice from a former Broadcasters view
I touch upon the "do not's" of the podcast world as well as things I did as a commercial broadcaster.
24:31 06/18/2019
The Farmers Market
The Famers Market idea! So obvious it was invisible. Is Howard Stern leaving Satellite Radio? Sit back, relax, listen and enjoy!
08:00 06/05/2019
Swimming in the Florida springs, scuba gear and the new Star Wars park at Disney!
This past Sunday I drove to Ginnie Springs in High Springs, Florida. It's the most magical place on earth!. Check out their website here, www.GinnieSpringsOutdoors.com I can't say enough about this place. YOU have to go there and experience it for yourself. It's beautiful.I touch upon my slow quest to find scuba gear and get certified this year and I also take a trip down memory lane when I used to play chess all the time when I was younger.Don't miss me talking about Disney's Star Wars Park and the movie themed bar! Yes they actually went there and created a bar for guests JUST like from the movie!Dive in and listen to my podcast show!
50:53 03/28/2019