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August 18th, 2014

Cancer Sucks! PG Holyfield

Just a day or two ago (I learned about it this morning) the podcasting world got hit with a major blow. PG Holyfield is dying. For those of us who are/were hobbyists in podcasting have all, in one-way or another, been touched by PG. He was there from the early days. He was one of the pioneers who helped a second generation of podcasters, myself included, start their own show.

PG is in the end stages of cancer. Cancer SUCKS! It has ravaged his body. The form he got has no cure and, like is PG’s case, goes undetected for a long time. He has tried treatments to battle this horrid disease, but it didn’t work. Right now his family and close friends are doing everything possible to keep him comfortable. It truly is a sad day for podcasting.

Back in late 2005 and early 2006 I was debating and working on developing Barley Podcasting. I was active on the Podcast Pickle forum boards. This is where all of us first and second generation podcasters learned the back-end of our trade. I would ask some of the most inane questions. How do you get the audio to your computer? What do you edit with? These were some of the beginning questions I would put out on the forums. I had many responses from the pioneers. They were always helpful. I always saw the name PG Holyfield in almost every question I asked or anyone else asked. He never stopped helping anyone in our community.

One day, after I put out an insane amount of deeper questions, I got a private response from PG. He went through and dissected each and every question I had. He tone of writing was nurturing and mentoring. His answers were not short in the least. They were detailed in the actions to be done, even at times giving his thought as to why it was important to do each process in the way he described.

I asked a few (probably a lot) follow up questions, and he answered each one in the same way he talked me through several of my initial questions. Never once did I get the feeling that he was annoyed with the questions, far from it. It was more mentoring me, encouraging me, nurturing me.

Now our shows were totally different. He is an author. He writes amazing stories. He takes a reader/listener on a journey like only the great authors do. Whereas my show was not like his at all, it is more daily life observations. I didn’t think he would even listen, as we were in two totally different podcasting worlds. I was totally wrong. In the beginning I would get an occasional note from him saying he enjoyed my show, loved a story I gave, or that I might have been better off leaving a story out. It was always good to see him being honest with me in the development of my show in the early days.

I honestly can’t remember if I ever had the honor to meet PG in person. I am sure our paths crossed at one of the Podcasting Expos I attended. I think we might have been on the same impromptu panel in Vegas, but I am not 100% sure (I have a picture of someone who looks like him sitting next to me, but I can’t say it is him, so I won’t post it, just incase it is not). If we had met, it was probably in passing. Which is a big loss for me.

I can’t say that PG was a friend, but I can say that I am honored that PG was a mentor to me, when I needed it most in podcasting. While he wasn’t the only one I had, he was still one of my mentors.

I ask anyone who has been effected by my show in any way to please check out his work. http://pgholyfield.blogspot.com. That is an older site, and his more current site is at http://www.pgholyfield.com/maah/ . Here is some of his work on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/p.g.-holyfield-presents-tales/id374410266?mt=2. Or you can go to Amazon and get his book, Murder at Avedon Hill. http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Avedon-Hill-P-G-Holyfield-ebook/dp/B003LPV5D2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408389701&sr=8-1&keywords=pg+holyfield. You can listen to it at podiobook as well at http://podiobooks.com/title/murder-at-avedon-hill/ .

Please, if you can, please donate to a fund set up in his name at http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund .

PG is a good podcaster, a fantastic author, and most of all a great man. Cancer is taking him away from us much too soon. PG Holyfield, if you do get a chance to read this, thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for being the man you are. Thank you for mentoring a dork become even dorkier in podcasting. Finally THANK YOU for everything you have done for every podcaster and podcast listener, whom you touched in one way or another.

February 3rd, 2014

306. Barely 8 Years – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

It has been 8 years and I am still going! Happy Anniversary to me!

BARELY INTRO: Matt & Amy from the Redboy Podcast

Leave the tech guy out
Cloud Computing
I be smrt
Riff Raff

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January 15th, 2014

305. Barely Vacation – Voice Mail (234)738-3675

305. Barely Vacation

My vacation is over, and now Barely Podcasting is in your ears!

BARELY INTRO: Doug from Geek Acres

Running Delays
Next to What
Who is First
Gas
Beginners Luck
Screwed in a Limo

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June 25th, 2013

304. Barely Gross Boobs – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

I’m back for June! Miss me yet?

BARELY INTRO: Aaron from the Big Show

Getting in a tizzy
You do what, where?
Gross thoughts on boobs

It is a short show, but thanks for listening none the less

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May 29th, 2013

303. Barely Ass Faced – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

I’m 40 and still find the stories you like (I hope). Just in time for May to be over, I get an episode out in May!

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BARELY INTRO: Doug from Geek Acres

What is a disability
The Bears play what?
Ass Face
New route
Windy trash
Am I pulled over

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April 2nd, 2013

302. Barely a Conspiracy – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

As I am about to turn 40, I had to get one last episode out. Yeah, I’m getting old.

Barely Intro: Shelly from Shelly’s Podcast

It’s a conspiracy
Burger King
Looking both ways

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March 21st, 2013

301.Barely Yellow Jar – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

I am back to my normal format, with my mic and everything. It is good to be back. Enjoy the show!

Yellow Jar
The Fidgeter
No more demorcrats

I am even doing feedback! Thanks for listening

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February 3rd, 2013

300. Barely 300 – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

It is episode 300. Let’s listen to the intros! ALL of them! It isn’t as dumb as it sounds! I swear.

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January 31st, 2013

299. Barely Ass Scratch – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

Why does my ass itch

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January 29th, 2013

298. Barely Smells – Voice Mail (234) 738-3675

It still smells

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