271 episodes

An Ounce provides amusing stories, ideas, wisdom, and a positive attitude with informative commentary, and interviews with experts. An Ounce is a short format podcast (less than 15 minutes per episode) that encourages the listener to consider for themselves ways they can create a more robust, resilient, and joyful life an ounce at a time. Topics of the podcast include a smattering of all kinds of subjects. The listener will gain insights from stories encouraging a good attitude, personal responsibility, and presentations promoting learning, doing, and expanding one's understanding and experience. The podcast will expound unique and useful life hacks and deliver informative interviews with experts. Looking for something to make you smile, tips that can make life better, insights that can help you see life more clearly, the wisdom that will build resilience, ideas that will make you think, something you can share with others, a timely podcast with an easy charm that will make you smile? You found it!

An Ounce Jim Fugate

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

An Ounce provides amusing stories, ideas, wisdom, and a positive attitude with informative commentary, and interviews with experts. An Ounce is a short format podcast (less than 15 minutes per episode) that encourages the listener to consider for themselves ways they can create a more robust, resilient, and joyful life an ounce at a time. Topics of the podcast include a smattering of all kinds of subjects. The listener will gain insights from stories encouraging a good attitude, personal responsibility, and presentations promoting learning, doing, and expanding one's understanding and experience. The podcast will expound unique and useful life hacks and deliver informative interviews with experts. Looking for something to make you smile, tips that can make life better, insights that can help you see life more clearly, the wisdom that will build resilience, ideas that will make you think, something you can share with others, a timely podcast with an easy charm that will make you smile? You found it!

    So, What Are You Afraid Of?

    So, What Are You Afraid Of?

    Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes wrong? You know, the kind of day when your toast is burnt; and on top of that you are out of butter and somebody finished off the OJ. So, you toss the toast, head for work, and stop for a breakfast sandwich - and your credit card won’t work – and you used the last of the free-floating change in the car yesterday to get a soda.What are the odds?It does happen, but it’s not going to end you. It might make you a little warry –b...

    • 10 min
    Downwinders: Trust Me! I’m with the government. I'm here to help!

    Downwinders: Trust Me! I’m with the government. I'm here to help!

    Some things are easily observable in the desert. The unobstructed vistas can stretch out for tens and even hundreds of miles. It can be very tough to guess just how far away – or how close – things can be.And, whenever there is something going on, dust gets thrown up into the air – you can see it for miles. And the dust cloud is carried downwind. The column of a little dust devil can be visible for miles. The dust from a pick-up driving along a dirt road, a construction site, and even a...

    • 14 min
    It Didn’t Go Quite Like They Imagined

    It Didn’t Go Quite Like They Imagined

    Have you ever seen some new gadget and thought to yourself. “I should have thought of that! Somebodies gonna make a fortune on that!”But great ideas – everybody has them. Those bright flashes in our brains that illuminate some fantastic new concept in a new way. You know, the better mousetrap. “We’ll be selling them like hot-cakes! Man, I need to get a patent on this.”Well, some newfangled mousetraps are better than others.Novel ideas can be hard to judge at the moment. Some things seem...

    • 10 min
    FACT: You Are Eating Bugs!

    FACT: You Are Eating Bugs!

    This is one of those episodes that might freak you out a bit. If you don’t like to hear about some of the lesser known, but kind’a yucky realities of life. You might want to skip this one.Some really smart biologist stated that humans are massively outnumbered and out gunned by a presence right here on our own planet, right now. In fact, they out number us 1.4 billion to one.It is a presence we’ve already been at war with, on and off, for eon’s. Sometimes we’ve been seriously decim...

    • 7 min
    The Test Pancake

    The Test Pancake

    Your life, our world, is filled with analogous examples of ‘test pancakes’.You can learn a lot from a test pancake. It is an unavoidable and irreplaceable part of breakfast – and most of life. What can you learn from a Pancake? Stick with me and check it out.Have you ever made pancakes? For breakfast… or any other meal? They are a most definitely a delectable staple of our culinary repertoire in the United States. A true and hearty breakfast is not complete without a hot cake or tw...

    • 6 min
    7 Arresting Examples of Stupid Crimes

    7 Arresting Examples of Stupid Crimes

    Have you ever noticed that most folks (including ourselves) like to pretend we will beat the odds of a bad outcome when making a foolish choice. Most every time anyone who chooses a bad path figured they’d be the exception too. That they had a plan, an angle, an advantage, that would give them the edge.Just like everyone else, most criminals are also to trying to game the system and beat the odds. Seems most who have chosen that path has found their expectations of glamour and excitemen...

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jacef ,

Great Bite Sized Messages

I love that the stories are so easy to apply to my life. Plus, the length of the episodes are perfect for my short commute to work.

JadefireDev ,

An Ounce that is worth a pound

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting James a while back and learned about his podcast then. It sounded interesting and I gave it a listen. After that first listen, I added an episode of An Ounce between all the my podcasts. Every episode either made me smile or gave me something to think about.

Life got in the way and I stopped listening to all my podcasts the last few months. When I started listening to shows again, I realized
how much I’ve missed this one. It’s a gem!

If I ever get too busy again, I’ll make sure to carve out time to listen to An Ounce. Each episode has at least one “ah-ha” moment. Sometimes it’s the Ounce sometimes it’s something else. Thank you for providing An Ounce although sometimes the episodes are more like pounds.

broolsen ,

So glad I found this!

Thank you so much for these beautiful uplifting stories with so much bad going on in the world it is good to hear of beautiful faith building stories that connect with each one of us thank you for the very calm and beautiful way you present these stories Jim

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