Episode 15 – Timeless Terror

It’s Halloween and a perfect time to share the work of pivotal nudger Anthony Rotolo. He’s the creator of three different podcasts and one of them is focused on bringing icons of tv terror to the forefront of memory …for those that love the genre. Check out his podcasts and learn why he is a pivotal nudger.


Episode 15 Show Notes


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Episode 15 Script

This is Rebecca Clark. Episode 15 Timeless Terror This’ll Podcast is for anyone that knows they haven’t yet found and offered up their best work but are compelled to seek it out and do it. Are you ready to do your gun? Hello, everyone. It is Halloween 2019 and I thought this was a perfect day to share this particular episode because the person has a podcast about terror, and I figured it was best to highlight something to do with terror on Halloween. For those that just love this to start off, I am going to go into my podcast app on my iPhone, and in it there is a podcast. This is the first review that comes up on this podcast. It was given in June of 2019 the best of its kind. A review from Mayberry in Librarian. This is an exquisitely written and produced podcast, Hands down the most professional and flawless I have happened across in nearly 10 years, a scrolling up and down the dial, looking for the truly unique and wonderful from the haunted House episode of The Andy Griffith Show to the fore gotten made for TV shocker Ah, Cold nights. Death host Anthony Vitolo continues to champion the finest esoterica from the golden age of primetime weirdness. I once heard Mr Moto’s unsurpassed presentation described as NPR Light, and I think this emphasizes the obvious care and consideration that goes into each episode. I have listened to most episodes at least twice. Such are their riches, and I never fail to be delighted by some new, unexplored, unfamiliar avenue. The episode about the last dinosaur led me to Richard Boone’s philosophical gunfighter, Paladin and I bury the living, both of which were profound discoveries. If you are an aficionado of strange and unusual pop culture, this podcast should be your first stop. You will not be disappointed. Isn’t that a cool review? When I first read it this summer, I told Anthony how amazing that review was all the time that person took to write that comment, and I wanted to frame and put it on my wall, and it wasn’t even a review for me. But the fact that this person was such a fan and they took a time to write this thoughtful review, and it’s very clear to me that this person is an actual fan of TV terror in general and has found someone that loves it in the way they do and understands and remembers the same details and nuances that Anthony talks about. And that’s something that I would never know as someone who doesn’t view TV terror. And yet here this review sits right at the top of the reviews, and I would think it would make anyone that comes across this podcast want to listen to it because there’s nothing in this review that feels unauthentic. It’s complete authenticity, and I love that The reviews continue. There’s over 10 of these very well written thoughts about this podcast, and this podcast is TV Terror, produced by Anthony Bartolo and Anthony also produced another podcast. It was this first podcast, and it’s called The Design Guy, and he has also produced Ah third show called The Learning Circle for training and development professionals. And he produces that through the Defense Acquisition University. So he has thes three different types of podcasts. I met Anthony about 10 years ago when he applied to our organization and one of the impressive items that were on his resume back in 2008 or nine was that he had developed a podcast and it was titled Design Guy. Timeless Principles Simply explained, And I could tell from the episodes when I looked them up that he had created them in a very short period of time. Like maybe in two months time. He cranked out over 20 episodes. And this is back when podcasting was kind of new and I had learned about podcasts, and I was anxious to play in that world. At least listen to some on the way to and from work, and these were very well crafted podcasts. They were scripted and he read them and just very well thought out and fit the title. They were about timeless principles, and they ever explained simply all about design and those of you in the world of design, understand and know that you can know all the tools out there on the computer or otherwise. But there’s an art to this, and there’s a craft to it that everyone does not have. And sometimes we have to be taught some of these things, and some people may just have a knack for it. And Anthony, someone has a knack for it, but he’s constantly practicing and growing in this area, and for me to see that on a resume was impressive because we were a very forward leaning organization. And even though the position was to manage the production of products, I remember hoping that we could use the other skill sets that he had with podcasting. And I’m excited to know that he is finally being able to do that in his organization as part of his job. But he also does the podcasting on the side. The reason why I wanted to highlight Anthony today because there are several reasons because he’s one of my pivotal Niger’s and it gives me a chance to highlight what a pivotal *** is like, but also a little bit more about podcasting. Why is Anthony a pivotal ***? Well, he’s generous with ideas, and resource is, he’s the person that introduced me to Seth Godin, who is the guru of all things customer relationship management, gift giving, marketing, communicating great resource. But Anthony has always been very generous with sharing the names of books. The names of resource is people. You should follow Thio continually help others grow and improve, he also very much cares about his work, his craft and is constantly honing it. And he happens to know a lot about book publishing, video production, the art and craft of that right Anak Chua LL producer and podcasting those of the big areas. And he cares about teaching others about the craft. I know that whenever branding discussions came up at work or different conversations about technology, he was right there to share why we should care about our messaging. And just because we have a hammer doesn’t mean everything looks like a nail. And that was important in our environment. Because just because there’s a technology out there to do something doesn’t mean we need to hop on and do it kind of the just because you can doesn’t mean you should that we can sometimes get into and work environments. When someone discovers a tool for the first time, you’re like, Well, wait a second, Aren’t there like 200 tools that do that? Have you done your homework? And no, this is the best one or you just heard about this the first time and expect us to use it because there is a difference and He’s just taken a lot of time to make sure that all of us understood the importance of selecting the right medium to deliver something the right way to tell a story. Make sure that we had the right messages along the way. I have a lot to learn in those areas, and so it’s always fascinating to me to listen to people that can articulate that clearly. And Anthony is one of those people, so that’s why he’s a pivotal ***. And these are important friendships and connections. Tohave when people are generous with the resource, is generous with connecting you to others and really care about their work and want your work to be better as well, especially if you’re open to feedback. They’re very willing to give it so Thank you, Anthony, for being a chief ***. I also wanted to use this podcast, as I said, as a chance to talk about podcasts. If you have a chance and you have interest, it’s great to look at the different ways that Anthony has approached podcasting because the first podcast show he created Design Guy is not a show, he adds to regularly. I think he created a body of work, a very scripted, well thought out principles that he explained very well, and they can almost become a book to keep nudging him to turn it into a book. It’s just a body of work that stands on its own, and because it’s timeless, there’s nothing really to add to or change from it. Then you have the Learning Circle podcast where it’s primarily Anthony interviewing experts in the training and development field. So anyone that’s a member of the Association of Training and Development or the E Learning Guild, or Learning Guild, it may be called now or those organizations that very much care about training and development. From a corporate standpoint, this is a show for you, lots of learning experts from the kind of the timeless aspect of training development, but also experts from gaming and simulation and learning management systems and other tools and approaches that are being used nowadays to train and develop others. And then you have the TV terror show, and this is the one that Anthony is actively working on to create and offer up every month. He does a couple episodes a month, maybe, and there’s a mixture of interviews from people who have written books or have been on shows. And then there are some scripted shows that he’s created. And then there’s some that are combinations of excerpts from different movies and shows. For those who are familiar with any of the TV terror genre, I guess you’d call it would understand those references and no. And then there are also shows that are devoted to talking through the feedback that come from the listeners and Anthony’s commentary. And so it’s kind of a nice mash up of all these different styles. And the act of creating the show is a work of art in itself, as you could tell from that review that I read at the beginning of this episode, and I enjoy sharing these different types of podcasts to show that there are many ways to offer up what you know and what you’re interested in. And TV terror is a great example of this, and Anthony knows this. I’ve told them this many times. I have zero interest in TV terror. I know I’m talking about it a lot, and I wanted to do this episode on Halloween, but I know nothing about it. I’m someone who turns a channel. Really. When there’s some terror, it’s just not something I’m interested or care about. And yet I’ve listened to a couple of episodes. I found them very intriguing and engaging. And of course, I also was looking at the art behind how he crafted the episode, the way he uses the interviews, the way he uses the exception movies and comments on different aspects of it and really tells a story about the stories. And I find that very fascinating and well done, though I would never claim to be it. The level of Anthony’s podcast capabilities I’m grateful that I’m surrounded by people like him that can give me feedback and help me improve. And sometimes you realize that you are just not them. It your eyes, it They are so good at what they dio that it’s maybe your job to promote what they dio and accept the fact that you may offer up something different in your work, and that’s okay. But enjoying his work so much actually helped nudge me to view podcasting as a way to present ideas and lessons learned and share resource is and so I’m grateful for that example. So when you have a chance, take a look at which podcast do you think would be most interesting to you or check them all out? Because if anything, it’s important to hear examples of someone that is really doing great work in their field off work, and offering that up to others is an example. Happy Halloween Taken an episode of TV terror. Keep getting better. Talk to you soon. Thank you for listening to another episode of the move. Your best show. If you enjoyed listening, I would love if you would take the time to give a five star review and share the podcast with friends that are seeking to find and do their best work.

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