Joe is a high school student, community theatre actor and is an avid indie folk listener. He is also the host of "real oj with Fake Celebrities" a comedy improv podcast. 

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Bob Butterworth is a web developer, designer, and tech nerd living in the western suburbs of Chicago. During the day he works for TechPro, a local technology company, and has co-founded Crazy Quail Target Systems and lifestyle brand Chubby Tactical. In July of 2017, he transformed his life through a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, losing nearly 100lbs in the process. At night he enjoys playing board games, learning guitar, 3D printing, home automation and spending time with his amazing Wife, Andi. They are expecting their first child due in August and are excited to be parents and meet their new baby girl. Check out his blog at http://productivitytomorrow.com and his two side hustles at https://crazyquail.com/ and http://www.chubbytactical.com/ 

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Patrick is a lifelong creative, proud father, lucky husband and dedicated community leader. 

He is the owner of Waveform LLC located in Batavia, IL and at Waveform Patrick can be found on any given day producing an album, designing promotional materials or editing video you might also find him with a guitar in his hand performing for crowds or just for himself. 

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Check out Steve's amazing art at http://clevengerart.com 

Steve Clevenger is a project manager, production manager and approximately 47 other things at a small ad agency. When he occasionally comes up for air, he'd rather be sculpting, drawing or painting. Steve is currently taking himself "back to school" to focus on some fundamentals, hone underdeveloped skills, and hopefully flex some new artistic muscle. Steve is a liberal with a conservative past, an atheist that was once a born-again evangelical, and briefly a Franciscan Seminarian. And he absolutely cannot believe how old he is and yet still isn't really sure what he wants to be when he grows up. Most importantly, of course, he's been great friends with Bob Baty-Barr for well over twenty years. 

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April 15, 2018

Kris Deminick - Ep. 14

Kris Deminick is the owner of This Electrified Life Coaching.  

She is also a fitness instructor, writer, and speaker. From physical burnout, a disillusioned advertising career, extreme self-doubt, and recovery from an eating disorder, Kris has overhauled her life and jumped off the deep end. She has the vision to make self-help sexy and see people all over the world ignite their unique spark and burn it bright. Kris is electrically energetic yet deeply soulful as she guides her clients to surrender the "shoulds", create the "coulds", and back themselves all the way. She believes that fear of failure, expectations, perfectionism, and comparisonitis stop us from owning our unique brand of energy. By using techniques of Mindfulness, gratitude and Self Belief she encourages her clients to break the mould and admit (and accept!) that they are awesome.

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April 15, 2018

Keith Hubbard #13

Keith is a Purpose driven SCI Survivor searching for a Cure!  

His mission is to make enough noise to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. He is a Friendly person that loves the Umbraco CMS and the Umbraco Community!  

Umbraco changed my life!!!  #h5yr,  

Keith is a Strong believer of Faith and Family!!! And he is a Twin!!! Yes, there is an exact copy of Keith walking this beautiful earth by and Amazing Mother!!!   

Keith says that he can’t sleep, so he does Web Development, Information Technology, Network Engineering, Marketing, Video Production, Ethical Hacking, Photography – he Pimps out Honda Elements,  love Music, Farming, Beer and Food!  

He is the Chief Creative Director of IT Media Studio,  and is the CEO of Cure Not Care and Hub’s Beer!!  

Learn more at http://curenotcare.org

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April 15, 2018

Bob Baty-Barr #12

Well, tonight I put myself on the hot seat! Honestly, this was a combination of a celebration of over 1,000 listens so far - also, I had planned on a recap episode after 10 episodes anyway... AND I screwed up again and didn't have a guest. On this episode of the podcast, I open up a bit about why I am doing the podcast and some other projects I am working on... also, I do a little recap of each episode so far... kinda like a highlight reel.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I have enjoyed it so far.

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April 15, 2018

Episode 11 - Bran Kroc

Bran is a 19-year-old college sophomore studying gender studies at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts. They are non-binary and trans, and are interested in activism and social justice. In their free time, they enjoy knitting, sewing, and reading as many books as they can carry home from the library. Bran has known the Baty-Barrs since before birth, and grew up with the kids through childhood, martial arts, and marching band. 

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Owen is an 18-year-old high school graduate who is a second-degree black-belt, crew member on a sailboat for 2 summers, two-year member of the blue stars world class drum and bugle corps color guard, and works 3 jobs teaching at 2 high schools and making coffee.  

Bob was incredibly lucky to secure him as a last minute guest on the show, My Friends Are Amazing, due to Owens incredibly busy schedule.

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Josh and I covered everything from sleeping in a hammock to being a sound engineer for large touring bands... Josh is a college Junior and is studying music business at Elmhurst College. He has always had a love for music and has recently discovered a love for the outdoors. In his free time, he likes to listen to music and spend time with people. He is employed as a Barista and a sound engineer in his hometown of Batavia IL... oh yeah... and he is my oldest son.

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