Category Archives: Shows

#408: Learn from the Past, Live in the Present, Prepare for the Future







Welcome back! Tonight, my best friend from high school Dan joins me in the SNG Fortress as we discuss:

  • Thoughts on, “T2: Trainspotting,” and how far we’ve come in the 22 years since graduating high school
  • Being Dads to sons and what it means to be a man in the 21st century
  • The understandable desire to travel back in time and do things all over again
  • How happiness every day depends on your attitude
  • And more…so much more


#406: You Are Not Your Past…Seriously

Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Why the yoga folks are right about living in the moment
  • Annual Valentine’s Day advice
  • How Rocky Balboa has some good advice about attacking your gremlin
  • Controlling your emotions by taming your gremlin
  • Some encouraging news about my cat’s cancer
  • And more!


#404: Meditation isn’t just for Hippies

Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • The joys of meditation and calming the heck down
  • Why struggle and setting goals is great for relationships and career as long as you detach from the outcome
  • Why finding someone to root for who is more successful than you is important
  • Don’t send dick picks, guys. Just don’t. Do that, you’re a loser.
  • Seriously. Don’t.


#403: Self-Criticism is Great and So is Comprimise

Good evening, ladies and gentleman! Welcome back to my weekly blow-hard fest! And tonight, the wind blows so hard about:

  • Why being hard on yourself in a focused way is the best thing for you
  • Why single people who get pregnant on purpose are insane
  • What my beloved Philadelphia Eagles taught me in the best seasons we’ve ever had (NEXT MAN UP!)
  • Weekly confessional story from past-douche Jordan
  • We go a little long tonight as I wrap up the show going on a lengthy rant about compromise, essentially giving you an extended preview for my political show, “Calm the F–k Down with Alex and Jordan.”

Enjoy! email me!

#402: Living in the Moment isn’t just for Damn Dirty Hippies

Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • How identifying your gremlin is priority #1
  • Andy Whitfield was right; be here now
  • How regret isn’t always a waste of time
  • I admit some emotional failures from my past
  • Some habits of happy people


#401: Questions to Help Us Grow









First one of the new year and live from Almaza on Venice, I wax poetic about:

  • I re-examine the questions from the picture above, answer them cold, then listen to my answers from a year ago. It was a fascinating experiment
  • Why my son shouldn’t take advice from certain female friends of his
  • Why I won’t mock Amy Winehouse’s father for thinking his daughter is a ghost

I also answer the following questions:

  1. In one sentence, who are you?
  2. In one word, what do you live for?
  3. What is worth the pain
  4. What will you never give up on?
  5. What do you always try to avoid?
  6. What’s something you take for granted every day?
  7. What do you need most right now?
  8. What would you immediately do differently if you knew that no one would judge you
  9. What’s something nobody could ever steal from you?
  10. What would you like to forgive right now
  11. Happiness is not….
  12. What impact do you want to leave on the people you love?
  13. Life is too short to tolerate…
  14. What’s something that use to scare you, but no longer does?
  15. What do you want to remember forever?
  16. What do you always look forward to?
  17. What recently reminded you of how fast time flies?
  18. What’s something everyond should be able to say before they die


#400: What I’ve Learned So Far

My son is barely 4 weeks old and even he gets it.
My son is barely 4 weeks old and even he gets it.







Tonight, I discuss what I’ve learned doing 400 episodes of the SNG SHOW…can you believe it? I can’t.

In no particular order…

  1. Always be a Mixed Mental Artist.
  2. Understand that every day is a gift
  3. When you put something online, why are you doing it?
  4. Dating is a rollercoaster; enjoy the ride
  5. Follow the SNG rules for long-term happiness
  6. Thing aren’t going to happen to you; make things happen
  7. Things will happen to you; play your cards right
  8. Every bad thing is a learning experience if you decide to make it so
  9. Learn when to stand up for yourself, and when is always
  10. Use Active Thinking and Observe your Gremlin
  11. Write down your, “Best You.”
  12. Write down your major life goals…and start walking
  13. If you’re bored, you’re doing it wrong
  14. Everyone is listening. Act accordingly
  15. The Worst People you will meet in life can be your best teachers if you let them
  16. Admit your faults. Out loud. Observe. Again, the Gremlin
  17. Some days are just gonna suck. Tomorrow will be better
  18. Be grateful, always

#399: Taming My Gremlin: I am NOT my Son’s friend
This is me, trying to be my best, looking at the Gremlins who are attempting to ruin my life.

Merry Christmas! Tonight, I discuss the book, “Taming Your Gremlin,” by Rick Carson (on the recommendation of the, “Mixed Mental Arts,” show with Bryan Callen and Hunter Maats). Bryan and Hunter, I hereby declare myself a White-Belt Mixed Mental Artist. I’m in.

I’ve identified my Gremlin (he looks like the Gremlin from that Halloween Simpsons episode, and he uses his cuteness occasionally against me), and will continue to do so in the coming episodes in an effort to help you tame yours.

I also discuss how there are two kinds of people who will give you parenting advice, and how to tell which ones to listen to. Ultimately, how you react is your own choice. The sooner you realize that, the better. And that includes toxic people at the dinner table. Especially them.



#398: You Don’t Have Problems, You have Challenges

On Sunday, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles lost their quarterback for the season when Carson Wentz tore his ACL. Good news; we’re not done by any stretch, and I have some more thoughts for my son about perseverance in the face of adversity. Enjoy!

SCi-Fi Nerd Alert Show!

Hey y’all! I (Jordan) just became a Dad (my wife is the QUEEN!) and I’m almost done dealing with the engineering stuff (long story, too boring) so I’m going to host the Nerd show here until I get things resolved. Until then, Alex and I crack wise about Star Wars games, VR and the like!

Note: taped before my wife and I became parents. Enjoy!!!

#396: Lessons for my Son

This will be the last show before I officially become a father. Time to go out with a bang.

Hence, I ramble for an hour and change about what lessons I wish to pass on to him. Enjoy!

The lessons:

  1. Give the world value
  2. The world doesn’t run on your feelings
  3. Treat women as equals but don’t brown nose
  4. Make yourself happy alone
  5. What isn’t earned isn’t appreciated
  6. Just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s right
  7. Be kind, not nice
  8. Practice active thinking
  9. Practice delayed gratification
  10. Have compassion for others
  11. Learn through rejection
  12. Learn from the past, live in the present, prepare for the future


#395: Gratitude

Hello! Thanksgiving is upon upon us and so is the birth of my son (13 days and counting). Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • How to handle the dysfunctional moon bat in your Thanksgiving family dinner (if you can’t spot it, it’s you)
  • Tips for Dads from the excellent, “Dudes to Dads,” podcast
  • Update on Chloe and her fight against cancer
  • What to do if you realize that you are a rebound for someone
  • Advice on using active gratitude to better you life


#394: When Should I Not Apologize?

Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Chloe’s current status in her fight against cancer
  • Why Social Media sucking out our life force is a major theme in my upcoming book’s sequel
  • Why judging all members of a race/gender/??? is counterproductive and stupid
  • How the, “Friend Zone,” can be anti-woman, but not always
  • Why I regret much but might not apologize depending on the situation
  • And more!

#393: The Rollercoaster of Life Goes On


ChloeTonight’s a wacky one; be warned, I bounce around tone-wise.

I begin with the sad news that my cat Chloe has cancer, then give further thoughts on Hurricane Harvey, Kevin, and Louis CK. After that, I switch gears and talk about the 70’s baby book , “Where did I come from?” and then attack morons who think they are entitled to getting autographs from underage celebrities.

As my son comes into this world, my cat prepares to go out. Needless to say, it’s been a rough couple of weeks.

#391: How to Avoid Annoying People at Bars, I spend the first 15 minutes explaining how to get rid of annoying people who mistake your polite smile for life-long friendship. Then, I ramble a bit about the end of an era. After that, I answer some wacky Quora questions. I also have some fun with people who look like the tattoo monster puked all over them. Enjoy!

#390: If It Hurts You, I Don’t Want It

Good evening! Tonight, I ramble from a boys trip in Sin City (last one before I hunker down with the SNGal and commence, “Operation Nesting,” for the arrival of our son) of how you should actually hope for difficulty in life, in relationships, and in life. Enjoy!

#389: Harvey Weinstein and Absolute Power
He’s not sorry for what he’s done. He’s sorry because he got caught. You can’t turn a cake into a pizza.

Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Dating advice about how you should leave your ex’s alone unless you know exactly what you want from them
  • Why we lose interest in people
  • Quick thoughts on, “Blade Runner 2049.”
  • And most of all, Harvey f—king Weinstein, his crew of enablers, and what it means to be truly brave


#388: The Grand Canyon, Patience and Humility

North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ
North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ






Good evening! I’m back, and tonight, I discuss (among other things) why everyone needs to not just go to the Grand Canyon some day, but hike rim to rim at least once in their lives. It doesn’t cure all of your emotional ills, but it certainly does do damage to the demons in your heart. Enjoy!