By Kenneth Justice
~ Tomorrow Morning is the debut episode of our new podcast; The Kenny & Kylie Show.
For more than a year I’ve been publishing articles about Western Culture and the people I meet at various coffee shops along my travels. There is something in the air. As technology permeates so much of our society and changes the way we live, interact, and connect; people are wondering what the long term effects these changes will have on the world.
The simple fact of the matter is that the Western World is becoming more disconnected. It’s ironic; as the Internet and social networks have connected people around the globe in a way that was unimaginable a generation ago, people in everyday life are becoming more disconnected than ever before,
—-) The average person simply doesn’t know their neighbors
—-) People are more likely to stare at their phones than talk to the people standing next to them in line at the grocery store, bank, or fill-in-the-blank
—-) Research studies are finding that parents are beginning to spend more time looking at their smart phones then they do interacting with their children
So what does all this mean? As I’ve said countless times throughout the past year; I’m not entirely sure. But out of the conversation that has begun on my blog, came the inspiration for a podcast show to continue the dialogue in a new and more exciting way.
What if people could listen to the conversations us bloggers are having in real life, beyond merely reading about the conversations on my blog…….enter Kylie.
My good blogging friend Kylie is a college music major, composer, and all-around computer savvy genius. She’s the brains behind the technical elements of our podcast and has put in an amazing amount of work behind the scenes in bringing an idea to life; giving live audio to the everyday conversations us bloggers have been having as I travel from city-to-city meeting with you.
Now, thanks to all of Kylie’s hard work, we have been able to create a podcast show that will be entirely blogger focused. Each week we will have guest bloggers on to talk about their life, blog, and the fate of Western Culture and you will be able to listen in, providing you an experience that my humble articles simply couldn’t achieve.
With heavy doses of humor (because lets be real…..I’m not always the most serious person) The Kenny & Kylie Show will be a podcast that allows anything and everything; just as if you happened to listen in to a coffee house conversation I was having, the Kenny & Kylie Show will be devoted to both something and nothing.
Something and nothing; what does that really mean? Sometimes conversations are just that; nothing in particular…..and often it’s those conversations we have about nothing in particular that end up building the deeper connections and friendships that lead to something so much more. And so the Kenny & Kylie Show is exactly that; a show about something and nothing, an opportunity to give back to the blogging community and deepen the connections that each of us have made in an entirely new and exciting format.
Hope you join us tomorrow at 8am EST when the first show will be available via streaming audio or download. For now, I think I’ll finish this delicious cup of espresso, its a beautiful morning here in Boston, MA where I’ve spent the weekend.
Categories: Culture & Society