Most times, I find myself wandering aimlessly around the information superhighway in hopes of stumbling across any kind of distraction from my everyday life; my latest success in doing so involves a little podcast called Reality Check brought to you by the folks at the Combat Jack Show which features two fiercely opinionated ladies – NYDelight and JasFly.
I’ve been a fan of Jas’s writing for a while; as someone who aspires to be an entertainment journalist (not the messy kind – you guys know how I feel about that), her pieces are great to read and it’s refreshing to know that the art of music journalism isn’t lost even if it has switched gears from print to digital in the last seven years. Now Delight – that’s what I call her when I talk to the podcast … – I had no real knowledge of before this discovery but having heard her thoroughly entertaining stories over these past weeks I can honestly say I love her to death.
Reality Check is described as “organic” and I couldn’t agree more; with topics ranging from pop culture headlines to relationships, the ladies cover every base imaginable just by conversing casually. It’s not a perfect broadcast – “struggle shows” are quite possible but those are just as great as the broadcasts that are well put together. I suppose it’s the confirmation that even people that you’re sure have it all together all the time have their days too – struggle humanizes us all and RC is a human production. The environment is fun and playful, but the show just wouldn’t be the same without a weekly appearance by one Just Blaze – super producer extraordinaire, philanthropist and resident awkward. His stories are curated with the speed of someone who’s purposefully trying to mind-fuck you and make for extremely amusing situations.
Why do I listen to Reality Check? I listen because it speaks to a part of me that is looking for real things while trying to break into a world where there isn’t too much of said real going around. It’s a great way for me to escape uncertainty in my own life and I unexpectedly gain clarity to make decisions every now and then. I listen because it entertains me; I laugh until I cry because I’ve had some of the same conversations with my friends so I can relate to everyone who makes an appearance. Most of all, I listen now because I’m attached to these people and I must know how they’re doing each week.
I look forward to the show growing bigger and gaining the recognition it deserves; I tell everyone I know about it and this post is my way of telling a few more people.
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