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Not Really That Famous

Welcome to Not Really That Famous. We are two normal guys from the midwest with a passion for conversation. NRTF is that passion brought to life. We talk about many different topics including health, diet, data, hobbies, and whatever else is going on in the world. Our aim is to highlight the Not Really That Famous people of the world, and have a blast doing it. We have tons of guests with different experiences and insights about life. We hope the stories told here can help shed some light on people who don’t usually have their voices heard. We are all Not Really That Famous in our own way. Thanks for listening! New episodes every Monday. Subscribe to show your support!Visit our website:notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the Merch ShopFollow us on Social Media: Facebook: @NotReallyThatFamous Instagram: @NotReallyThatFamous

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Nostalgia, Food Stories, and the Galactic Starcruiser with Jake Murph
The OG Jake Murph joins us today for a fun roundtable full of nostalgia and reminiscence. We dive into Call of Duty Nazi Zombies, stories about food encounters and restaurants, and the brand spanking new Galactic Starcruiser resort at Disneyland.  Some Topics of conversation include:The quest to play the OG Nazi Zombies for our generation, Kino Der Toten.Mike's Latest project is comprised of food content.The experience of the Galactic Starcruiser resort, at $699 per ticket. and much more. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Visit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
67:06 03/07/2022
Tin Knockers, Super Bowl Recap, and the Olympics with Miguel Garcia
A very old friend Miguel Garcia joins us today. The three of us have been friends since high school, and we have a general roundtable/catch-up discussion. Miguel was one of our first guests ever. It was a damn good time getting him back in the studio.  Some Topics of conversation include:Miguel's New Job as an HVAC ApprenticeThe OlympicsMatt Stafford's Super Bowl Win and much more. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Visit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
64:54 02/21/2022
Car buying, Finance Tracking, and Dealing with Unexpected Bills
Xad and I catch up on some recent events. I had to buy myself a new car after my truck had some unexpected repairs. We talk about how I went through that process, which was relatively worry-free, due to the work I've put into the financial IQ over 2021.  Some Topics of conversation include:The Rock's New Tequila BrandThe Car Buying ProcessCarvana, the new-age dealership. and much more. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Visit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
46:58 01/31/2022
Unreal Engine and Video Game Development with Brian LaFlamme
Brian is a self-taught video game developer for the last 4-5 years. He does contract work for various different companies in the Unreal Engine and works on a variety of different types of projects within the software. He's developed his own game available on Steam called Heroes of Eldemoor. Brian has aspirations of building his own games, but really his focus is having fun and working on creative projects. This is a very cool talk, with a talented and smart individual. Some Topics of conversation include:How Brian got started in developmentWhat the Unreal Engine is, and what it's like to work withinand much more. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Visit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
64:20 01/17/2022
Back in the Studio for 2022
We finally get back into the Studio after a crazy busy holiday season. It was tough to get aligned with all the holiday chaos, and my own commitments working for Amazon during this time. We're back on track for a solid 2022, with some amazing guests, and high hopes for NRTF.  Some Topics of conversation include:Side Project updatesThe holiday Xmas haul for this year, both us and the kidsMy struggles working with the city on some renovations to our spaand much more. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.No Youtube feed for this episodeVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
48:27 01/11/2022
Making Money Moves - NRTF One-Timer
Another One-Timer with some updates on what's been going on in the background of my life. 2021 was all about wealth and so I detailed exactly what I am doing on that front. Making money moves in my living situation, my wife's work situation, my stock portfolio, and my side gigs. Let me know what you think!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.No Youtube feed for this episodeVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
46:54 11/15/2021
Perks of Knowing an NBA Champion and Life Working in Radio with Matt Goad
Matt Goad is a longtime radio host from Lansing, MI. He started his career doing overnights at radio stations like 100.7 Country's Top Hits. He gives a look into the lifestyle some of these guys lead as career radio professionals. We also touch on Matt's relationship with Sam Vincent, an NBA champion from Lansing. We close out with some NASCAR discussion. This was a great conversation and a huge thanks goes to Matt for coming out to the studio. Some Topics of conversation include:Matt's beginnings in radio, a lucky opportunity that he turned into a career.Sam Vincent getting Matt tickets to many NBA gamesMatt's favorite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardtand much more. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
71:52 09/13/2021
Why I Hate the Home Buying Process, and My Experience Thus Far - NRTF One-Timer
Bonus Episode about my home-buying experience thus far. I had to pivot to a different lender, after dumping $1000 into the process.  My attempt at commercial real estate, and some cool tidbits I've read in a few books. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.No Youtube feed for this episodeVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
19:04 08/31/2021
3 Tips to Keep a Motivated Mindset - NRTF One-Timer
Today we have a special episode about how to keep a motivated mindset. Our guest cancelled this week, and I have wanted to do something like this for a while. These are some tips I have picked up over the last year or so. I write down these quotes to keep them present in my mind and keep myself motivated on the end goal. It can be really hard to keep your mind from betraying you, and I suffer from this quite a bit. I wanted to give everyone an idea of what I do to keep myself moving forward. I hope you find this little mini-episode useful.  Points of Conversation today include:The 3 evils, indecision, doubt, and fear. How to conquer them. Define your purpose to make decisions easier and keep motivated. There is no substitute for persistence. And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.No Youtube feed for this episodeVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
26:48 08/17/2021
Life as a Twin, Millennial Parenting, and Video Game Reminiscing with Jeffrey Madar
Jeff is an old friend of ours from high school. He's also one of the players in our D and D campaign, Not Really That Dangerous. Jeff has a twin brother, and we get to hear about what that's like going through life with someone who is an exact physical copy of himself.  He's also an old-school nerd, growing up in a very technology-based home. His father gave him the tech bug, and it's been a huge part of Jeff's life.  Points of Conversation today include:Being mistaken for your twin brother, in awkward situations. Old school LAN parties. Millennial ParentingAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Jeff on Facebook.And his Dungeons and Dragons adventures at Not Really That Dangerous. 
61:16 08/02/2021
Songs from the Heart with Marianne Murphy
Marianne is a full-time musician and music teacher at Milford Music in Milford, Michigan. She has a spirit that is infectious and gave us our own personal concert in the studio.  "I'm a Feeder" and "Stuck on 75" are two of the songs featured today. Marianne is one of the most talented people we've ever talked to, and we can't thank her enough for coming to do the show.   Points of Conversation today include:Marianne's role in the Au Sable River Run, a canoe marathon in Au Sable, Michigan. Her journey to Canada and Meeting new family members through DNA examination services. Writing music based on experiences and feelings.And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Marianne on Facebook.Follow Milford Music on Facebook. Here's a couple of Marianne's works on Youtube. Go give them a listen. I'm a Feeder Flying High over the Salt Marsh
61:22 07/19/2021
The Road to Finding Health and Happiness with Melissa Johnson
Melissa is a health and wellness influencer and director of Living Out Loud with Melissa. A health, wellness and mindset program that helps people find their true selves and be happy in life. Melissa is an incredibly motivating individual and has an inspiring story. She teaches people health, mindset and wellness strategies to help find your focus and be an overall happier person. It was a ton of fun today listening to Melissa talk about her goals for this year, and her stories of finding herself on this path in life.   Points of Conversation today include:Getting burned by corporate America.planning to try American Ninja Warrior. Melissa's beagle Fernando is from Vermont (Xad and I couldn't hold it together)And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Melissa on Facebook.Follow Living Out Loud with Melissa on Facebook. If you're looking for help becoming who you were truly meant to be, look into Melissa's program. It's a non-profit organization that just aims to help people. 
55:47 06/28/2021
A Champion Bladesmith, Selling Experiences, and Forged in Fire with Josh Weston
Josh is the Master Blacksmith and owner of the Bavarian Blacksmith Experience in Frankenmuth, MI. He has made appearances on the History channel on reality shows like Forged in Fire and Knife or Death. Even winning himself a championship title. Josh is a very genuine guy and has spent a decent portion of his life teaching his craft to others. This is what inspired him to open his shop in Frankenmuth. We talk about Josh's beginnings and why he seeks to bring "experiences" into people's lives.   Points of Conversation today include:How Josh got the idea for the storeSome awesome smithing facts from the master himselfHow to follow your dreams and make them a realityAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Josh on Facebook and Instagram.Follow the Bavarian Blacksmith Experience on Facebook and Instagram. Visit their website @ dragonforgeexperience.comI have personally done the experience, and it's unlike anything you have ever done before. Very cool and worth a trip up to Frankenmuth. Fun for all ages, and you get to take home a creation you made yourself!
72:29 06/05/2021
Vermont Revisited, Kangaroos, and New Netflix Shows
Today, the crew dives into a topic that came up a lot in the beginning episodes. Updates on what's going on in our lives. The latest in Netflix shows being watches. And some funny video recaps.   Points of Conversation today include:15 random facts about VermontAustralia and KangaroosJupiter's Legacy and Money explained.And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
47:32 05/17/2021
MethFed 2.0, Pokemon, and Adult Money with Cameron Hawkins
Cameron is a returning guest from last year. He just recently finished up his new mud truck, MethFed 2.0. He's super excited and just did the first testing, which went amazingly. We shoot the stuff on several topics today, and have a bomb ass time catching up with Cameron.   Points of Conversation today include:MethFed 2.0, and how much went into it. Pokemon Card CollectionsCrypto CurrencyAnd how fun having adult money is. And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
72:28 05/10/2021
Bavarian Inn Blacksmith Experience and Forging in the Fires with Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace is the blacksmith who recently took me and some friends through the Bavarian Inn Blacksmith Experience in Frankenmuth, MI. The place is owned by Josh Weston, who appeared on the uber-popular series "Forged in Fire" on Netflix. Chris has been mentored by Josh for the last year and a half, and we dive into a bunch of cool blacksmith talk today.   Points of Conversation today include:How Chris found himself employed as a blacksmith.His love for the craftWhat it's like to work with a Master SmithAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Chris at the shop in Frankenmuth almost every day they are open. Visit the website at Dragonforgeexperience.com for all the info. 
60:16 04/30/2021
The Origins of Security Auto Glass with Larry Allswede
Larry Allswede is the owner and founder of Security Auto Glass, which started as a glass repair company. It's now a multi-million dollar business that incorporates glass repairs, replacements, and specialized glass treatments. Larry is an amazing person all around, a great conversationalist, and an excellent motivator. Just talking to him has me ready to take on the world. There are some amazing lessons in this one, and it was a blast talking to Larry about his experiences. This episode may be called an origin story, but it's really so much more than that.  Points of Conversation today include:Security Auto Glass and how it startedLarry's mentors and how they shaped his thought processesAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.Youtube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Larry on Facebookand you can check out Security Auto Glass on their website
76:24 04/08/2021
Disney World, NFT's and Tech Issues
Today Xad and I discuss my recent vacation to Florida. We took a trip to Disney World, and it was magical.  We also went to the zoo for a birthday celebration and the animals were craving attention. I also recently took a dive into the world of NFT's, and I'm super excited to talk about it. And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
62:23 04/01/2021
Barbershop, Music Study and Master of Disguise with Johnathan Costello
John is a friend from work. A musician, singer, cat-dad, and incredibly intelligent individual.  We had a bomb-ass time talking music, barbershop, and master of disguise quotes. John has been doing audio/video production for several years. He gives us some deep-dive info about music study and his passion for the craft.  John actually went to Nashville for a movie-like start to his singing career. This is a really cool conversation. Topics of discussion:Barbershop, what it is, how it works, and the community involved.The study of music at Michigan State UniversityHilarious quotes from The Master of DisguiseAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find John at his website - Johnathan ASA Productions and on  Facebook.
67:25 03/15/2021
Marvel Comics, Movies and Moving with Gary Fender
Gary is a good friend of the show. He appeared back when the show was just a pop-up table in Xad's basement. We were super excited to show him the new setup. He has an old school mentality and we enjoy his thoughts and opinions on things from a different perspective than our own. Gary is an excellent conversationalist. Topics of discussion:Moving, Gary moved a couple of months ago and Mike is just about finished moving to his new placeGrowing up in the golden age of comics, and the Marvel Cinematic UniverseCovid VaccinationsAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Gary on Facebook.
82:35 03/08/2021
Inside a Writer's Head, Coyote Hunting, and Schwann's with Justin Allen
Justin Allen is an author, musician, and father from Michigan. He recently published his novel "Vera" on Amazon last year. Justin is a really creative personality and considers himself pretty lucky to be able to chase his dreams. He is currently working on several other new works as well. Topics of discussion:Vera, available exclusively on Amazon. Hunting coyotes in MichiganThe Schwann's manAnd several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Justin on Facebook.
66:28 03/01/2021
Netflix Documentaries, FBI's Most Wanted and A Crazy Piano Story
Today we gave some updates on what's going on in our lives. We cover some of the cooler documentaries available on Netflix. I recommend a new podcast to check out. Topics of discussion:Epstein Documentary and Song Exploder on NetflixA funny story from the FBI's most-wanted listI hired some junk movers and they dropped a Piano on themselves. And several other random topics. Thanks for Listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
50:22 02/15/2021
Season 2 Kick Off with The Chainsaw Mafia
In today's episode we kick off Not Really That Famous 2.0. We are going to be having some more free flow conversations with guests and less formatted interview stuff. We took some of the things we loved about the show and want to focus on those aspects. The Chainsaw Mafia hits the studio for their long-awaited return. Topics today include:Content Creation and The Chainsaw Mafia Youtube ChannelPickleball and Disc GolfRyan's pivot to Snow Removal and the Ski ClubAnd several other random topics. This was a ton of fun and we love the energy that T and Ryan bring to the studio.Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find The Chainsaw Mafia on Facebook and Youtube. Go throw some support up for them and check out their latest episodes. These guys are fkn hilarious. Ryan's hilarious epic Labor Day rant can be heard here. 
74:03 02/08/2021
Episode 42: This One's for the OG's with Jordin Hayes
Jordin Hayes is a content creator on Facebook Gaming. His channel Purple Hayes Gaming is his latest project and growing rapidly. We talk about his passion for the niche and the community that he attributes a lot of his success, The OG's. He streams Call of Duty: Warzone at moment. This is a cool look behind the scenes of someone who plays games as a career. Jordin is very passionate and it was really cool to talk to someone who isn't afraid to take a leap. We also hit on the usual topics along the way.  Thanks for listening! Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can check out Purple Hayes Gaming on Facebook.Go and throw support on that ish for us! 
68:03 01/31/2021
Episode 41: Keep Mashing the Gas with Mike Malachowski
Mike Malachowski is an entrepreneur from Durand, MI. He is the owner and operator of Dave's Muffler Shop and Edgewood Gardens. We talk about the many amazing creations Mike has worked on over the years. He talks about his experiences building several different kinds of projects, and the people who helped him along the way. He dabbles in custom exhaust work and applies those skills in some really cool ways. This was a really motivating conversation. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find some awesome pictures of the Edgewood Gardens here.Dave's Muffler Shop - These guys do incredible work.Go and throw support on Mike's pages for us! 
70:18 01/25/2021
Episode 40: What Happened to the Skilled Tradesmen? with TJ Moody
TJ is an old friend of ours from high school. He owns a construction company based out of mid-Michigan with his family.  We talk about the shortage of skilled tradesmen in the world, and why we think this is the case. Based on past generations' advice to us when we were growing up, it doesn't surprise us that TJ struggles to find good employees. We hit on some hilarious topics today, dreams, cherries, and gout make an appearance. TJ had us laughing our asses off as he tells stories. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find TJ on Facebook. His company page is TJM Construction.
77:06 01/18/2021
Episode 39: The Firefighter 2.0 with Chris Warden
Chris is a man of many talents. He puts his life on the line to help people, which is one of his true passions. We talk about a lot of health-related topics today. Chris is involved in a program called O2X, they specialize in human optimization for first responders. Being a firefighter himself, it hits close to home for him. But at the same time, these conversations are so important for everyone to hear. We talk about Chris' life growing up in Michigan, some of his other talents in music and fitness, and give him the Not Really That Famous rundown. Sleep hygiene is another huge point in this conversation. Thank you for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousYou can find Chris on Facebook and Instagram If you would like to learn more about O2X, visit their website.Chris also recommended a book called Mindset.
81:48 01/10/2021
Episode 38: New Year Resolutions
2021 is here! We talk about our New Year resolutions, health and wealth are the themes this year. Xad and I hit on several topics here, including a funny new product i found scrolling through Instagram, a recent revelation I had regarding my own favorite podcast, and somehow we end up on bidets again. NRTF has some big plans for 2021, goodbye 2020. We won't miss you. Thanks for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
69:47 01/04/2021
Episode 37: Going to California with Chance Neihouse
Chance is an aspiring music creator, current laborer at an oil refinery, and an all-around great dude. He was in town visiting family for the holidays and we were able to get some in the studio. We talk about Chance's experiences in California, his rising music career, and a bunch of other good stuff. This guy's energy is electric. An amazing conversation was had, and some good laughs to top it off. This is a must-listen. Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comCheck out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamousCheck out all Chance's works here.And he wanted to shout out a friend's business page. Check out some handcrafted goods at Isla Jean Stitchery on Etsy.  Looks like some pretty trendy stuff there. If my wife gets eyes on that were in trouble. We'd better see alllll the likes on that ish.
68:52 12/28/2020
Episode 36: It's Christmas Time
Christmas is this week! We talk about some Christmas spirit, the craziness this time of year, and somehow end up on Bitcoin. We had a guest scheduled for this week but unfortunately couldn't connect. Xad and I did everything off the top, which I like to think we're pretty good at. We are probably going to dive into the Bitcoin topic again in a later episode. Thank you for listening!Hit Subscribe if you like the show.YouTube FeedVisit the website: notreallythatfamous.comSign up for our Newsletter.Check out the merch shop!Facebook/Instagram @notreallythatfamous
51:39 12/21/2020