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The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side finds the positive light in this horror show we call Earth, a cynic's look at optimism. So put down the gun, stay outta that church, and spark up a joint, because everything is going to be alright. We promise. For real. Just chill. Theme song by the Cowmen, logo by Dave Koehler.

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The Brighter Side finds the positive light in this horror show we call Earth, a cynic's look at optimism. So put down the gun, stay outta that church, and spark up a joint, because everything is going to be alright. We promise. For real. Just chill. Theme song by the Cowmen, logo by Dave Koehler.

How The Poor Get Screwed

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Here on The Brighter Side we hate when the little guy gets picked on, so this week Amber and Ed breakdown all the ways that the poor get screwed in America.

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Aug 05 2022

1hr 12mins

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Puke

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Trigger Warning: This episode is about puke. Amber and Ed literally talk about puke for an hour, and try and make each other puke. There is no challenge The Brighter Side won't take on. Be Puke To Yourself.

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Jul 29 2022

1hr 8mins

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Hoopagoogoo w/ Erin Lennox & Billy Wayne Davis

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It's Hoopagoogoo time again my babies. This time the Brighter Side invites over comedy power couple Erin Lennox & Billy Wayne Davis. We gotta say these two are a national treasure, but not in the crappy Nicolas Cage movies National Treasure way, in the beloved people national treasure way. You'll hear what we're talking about. Be good to thyselves.

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Jul 22 2022

1hr 12mins

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Florida Man

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Ed Larson & Mike Lawrence are proud Florida Men. They grew up in the swampy hell that only they can be fond of and frankly they're sick of being the butt of the joke. Florida is actually a pretty great place, that's full of beauty and chaos. You wish where you lived was this exciting. Amber gets it, she's from Louisiana. 

Jul 15 2022

1hr 8mins

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Hospice

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What happens when you KNOW you have little time on this earth and who will care for you? Today Ed and Amber are joined by a secret guest, Mrs. Sushi, to discuss Hospice. What is it, how to pay for it, and other light-hearted details. Be good to yourself and others.

Jul 08 2022

1hr 20mins

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American Pride

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Feeling disheartened with America lately? Feel like this 4th is a birthday party you don’t want to attend? Well, at The Brighter Side we’re putting our hearts and noggins together to find out what we love about America. We’re still here and we want to fight to make this country the best it can be with special guest Travis Irvine!

Jul 01 2022

1hr 3mins

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Spin The Globe

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Amber and Ed are playing a little game called "Spin The Globe" where they randomly selected 2 countries each to learn about, and tell you whether you should visit, move there or stay away. Amber was given The Bahamas & Ecuador and Ed pulled Uzbekistan & Slovenia. The one thing we can say about most of these places is that they are in-fact delicious. Well maybe not Uzbekistan but what are you gonna do?

Jun 24 2022

1hr

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Mushrooms 2: Electric Fungaloo

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What time is yesterday? Who am I from? Look out here comes them flying alligators, because Amber and Ed invited their boy Seena Ghaznavi by to have a little experiment. Can we do an episode of Brighter Side while on mushrooms, and the answer is purple. Enjoy with us or just listen to us try and stay sane enough to release this to the public.

Jun 18 2022

1hr 2mins

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Never Have I Ever w/ Becky Poole and Billy Prinsell

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The Brighter Side had such a great time playing "Never Have I Ever" we decided to give it another spin, so Amber & Ed invited over the amazing Becky Poole & Billy Prinsell. Who is the naughtiest? Who is a goody two shoes? Amber busts out the electric shockers and punishes our guests when they have proven to be a good person. We love it.

Jun 10 2022

1hr 9mins

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Ancient Civilizations

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Ever wonder how humans first came together to form civilizations? Were they just like us today? Ed and Amber have you covered! We’re doing a dive into Mesopotamia and Mayans. Get your sandals and robes on for this week's Brighter Side!

Jun 03 2022

1hr 12mins

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Hoopagoogoo w/ Nicole Becannon, Rob Haze, & Sarah Fatemi

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It's Hoopagoogoo time again! For this episode we have the lovely Nicole Becannon sitting in for Amber, while Amber was in Florida soaking up some rays, and Rob Haze and Sarah Fatemi join Ed to round out The Brighter Side's favorite game in the whole wide world, Hoop-a-stinkin-goo-goo.

May 27 2022

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Butts 2

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Booties, tushies, and tuckuses. We getting high on bottoms today on The Brighter Side. So Amber and Ed talking about all the good things that have to do with butts. Whether it's checkin them out or pooping out of them, they're great! Stay tuned for the end of the show when Amber and Ed count down their Top 5 Poops of all time!

May 20 2022

1hr 12mins

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Friday the 13th

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Ch ch ch, ah ah ah. Here is a fun Brighter Side filled with scary stories, Friday the 13th facts, and Ed’s ultimate ranking of all the Friday the 13th movies. So make sure you’re an extra good counselor this weekend or Jason is gonna get you.

May 13 2022

1hr 11mins

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Never Have I Ever

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"Never Have I Ever" is a traditional getting to know you drinking game, played amongst peers, strangers, and scoundrels. Today we play it on The Brighter Side, when Amber and Ed invite over comedians Liza Treyger and Sean O'Connor to spill their dirtiest secrets. Be Good to yourselves.

May 06 2022

1hr 12mins

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Giving Gifts

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Giving people gifts can be hard, you're on a budget, the person is hard to shop for, you gotta wrap it, it's a wedding for people you barely know. So Amber and Ed got a handy dandy guide to help you get the perfect gift for the person you have to buy a gift for. But let's face it, this episode was probably just an excuse for Amber and Ed to buy gifts for each other. Also joining them is Ed's "Future Wife" Julie Rosing.

Apr 29 2022

1hr 16mins

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Hoopagoogoo w/ Maggie Maye & Frank Castillo

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It's time to Hoopagoogoo that hiney out again. Amber and Ed invite their buddies Maggie Maye and Frank Castillo by to take on the tough topics of smoking weed in front of teens, getting diarrhea in a boardroom, and eating a moldy sandwich.

Apr 22 2022

1hr 9mins

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Dollar Stores & Easter

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Hello all you Brighter Siders out there in podcast land. This week Amber and Ed break down why Dollar Stores are killing us, and creating food deserts while simultaneously making us super fat. Also Happy Easter Weekend, Amber and Ed reflect on Easters past, and don't forget to get your tickets to The Last Podcast Network's Country Jamboree, 6/18 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN! 

Apr 15 2022

1hr 5mins

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European Travel

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Have you ever wanted to visit Europe, but don't know where it is? Well Amber and Ed got you covered. It's above Africa. No but it's hard, it takes lots of planning, and research, so we figured we'd give ya some tips and pointers on how to make your dream vacation a reality. Joining us today, is Ed's college buddy and Euro travel maven Stephanie Boyle. Be good to yourself!

Apr 08 2022

1hr 11mins

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April Fools' Day

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Did you know that April Fools' Day was originally was May 23rd? Did you? April Fools!!!! You idiots! We can't believe you fell for it! This week on Amber and Ed talk about the origin of the senseless holiday, play some jokes on each other, and reminisce on some old April Fools they had in their lives. Don't fall for anyone's crap today.

Apr 01 2022

58mins

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The State of Conversation

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We all know the last two years have been vastly different then the rest of our lives. How has that changed the way we talk to each other? How has that effected the way children talk to each other, or us for that matter?

We dive into it this week on the Brighter Side. Amber & Ed even try and break it down w/ a speech therapist.

Be good to yourselves and patient with each other.

Mar 25 2022

1hr 26mins

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By Wildstarorchid - Dec 18 2019
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These guys are the best! I love love love this Podcast!

Charming and Funny

By Aaroncvx - Feb 22 2019
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Found out about them through Last Podcast and The Roundtable. Great show.