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I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!

I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno Clay Fernald

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I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!

    I Think This Is Great! With Clay N. Ferno Saturday Shorts - Jack Kerouac's Birthday, Pandemic Anniversary, Oliver Tree

    I Think This Is Great! With Clay N. Ferno Saturday Shorts - Jack Kerouac's Birthday, Pandemic Anniversary, Oliver Tree

    I Think This is Great! with Clay N. Ferno Saturday Shorts, March 12, 2022 - "How's your Panny?"
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    "How's your Panny?" - stolen from my friend’s Instagram account when they were just getting back into working on concerts again in 2021.


    I spent a lot of time thinking about time.


    I spend a lot of time thinking about death. Since the death of my Mother.


    Tim Heidecker and Weyes Blood’s Fear of Death record had a profound effect on me.


    Fear of Death Live! at Desert Daze 2021 Photo Gallery.


    We near 1 million deaths in the US from COVID-19, an unfathomable number.


    “SIRI: How do I know if I have this?” — Thanatophobia


    Thanatophobia is commonly referred to as the fear of death. More specifically, it can be a fear of death or a fear of the dying process.


    It’s natural for someone to worry about their own health as they age (I’m 46 this year). It’s also common for someone to worry about their friends and family after they’re gone. However, in some people, these concerns can develop into more problematic worries and fears.


    The American Psychiatric Association doesn’t officially recognize thanatophobia as a disorder. Instead, the anxiety someone may face because of this fear is often attributed to general anxiety. (Great, LOL!)


    Signs and symptoms of thanatophobia include:


    anxiety


    dread


    distress (!!!?!)


    Treatment focuses on:


    learning to refocus the fears


    talking about your feelings and concerns


    How are you coping, on this 2 year pandemic anniversary? Are you missing someone? Are you finding more joy these days? Are you going out to shows?


    When I was riding Uber Eats deliveries on my bike in 2020, I crashed into a pole because I was listening to Oliver Tree.


    I saw Oliver Tree at House of Blues last night. I got to wear my cowboy hat and jacket. He has a cowboy thing going on too. Most of the people at the sold-out House of Blues show were not wearing masks.


    My short but succinct review of The Batman. I loved it, it was too long. I haven’t done a deep dive into Easter Eggs yet, but I will.


    I was looking for the snarky Joe Strummer quote about stage time. “these people have things to do”… but I didn’t find it. Link me to it below if you know what I’m talking about.


    I found this one instead:


    “I don't have any other message than don't forget you are alive” — Joe Strummer


    Sidebar, went to see an up-and-coming band the other night and it was not for me. I need my bands to rock, my country to make me sad, and my hip hop to make me move. Get out of the f*****g middle of the road. I bought tickets (I can usually get a guest list spot) and I f*****g left. Snoozefest.


    Maybe the quote is just “We, The People, Have Things To Do”.


    Playlist for this episode of my life: claynferno.substack.com


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    I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!
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    Time Is a Circle But Is Not FlatFear of Death | Tim HeideckerSB on the Road: Desert Daze at Lake Perris, CA — Secret BostonClay Fernald on Instagram: “About to upload more of my Desert Daze pics soon! Loving this shot of Fear of Death @timheidecker @weyesblood LIVE on Friday, November 12th…”Thanatophobia: Understanding Death AnxietyGeneralized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Symptoms and More[Vinyl] Face your fears - YouTubeOliver Tree | Official Website - New Album '

    • 18 min
    Yellowstone Season Four Finale Equals Five Cries - "How The West Was Won", Sicario, Mark Lanegan Tribute

    Yellowstone Season Four Finale Equals Five Cries - "How The West Was Won", Sicario, Mark Lanegan Tribute

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    Never have I tuned the algorithm so quickly on YouTube so quickly to my immediate interests.


    An hour after completing the Season 4 Finale of the top-streamed Taylor Sheridan show Yellowstone, I’m being fed top bull rider videos from Vice News, Stories from The Bunkhouse from the franchise itself, and Peter Travers and Kevin Costner’s making of Yellowstone interview, worthy of the embed below.


    Costner was pitched Yellowstone as a 10-part movie, not a series


    The actor only has 5-10 Western movies he thinks are up to snuff


    Built 3 canoes before he was 18 after admiring James Stewart in How The West Was Won at a birthday party when he was 6 years old


    Costner is set to start shooting period Western “Horizon” in August


    The twenty-minute video gives some insight into the man who is and who plays John Dutton. I saved the Costner interview to watch after a battery of Entertainment Tonight interviews with the other stars of the show.


    For the record, I’ve been watching this mostly on my own, this is not a show I watch with my long-suffering partner who I keep telling to “Cowboy Up”.


    Tonight, one of her burlesque troupe members was here with her to prep for a show, while I somehow made my way through the Season Finale of Yellowstone. I have 1883 to watch now, but I am sad that I am so caught up.


    I cried 5 times.


    For the record, I cry when I see Costner in Man of Steel professing “You ARE my son” to young Kal-El. Every. Damn Time. At least 3 of the Yellowstone cries were for these father/son moments between the complex characters in the show.


    I discovered recently that my current obsession makes a lot of sense. I’m really enjoying my new and gigantic TV with Yellowstone. Tyler Sheridan, real-life cowboy, actor, and creator of the show is responsible for one of my favorite movies in recent years, Sicario and the sequel (not as great in my mind, Sicario: Day of The Soldado. At my friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico, Benicio Del Toro was at the same resort hotel. Christ, you could have filmed part of this movie at this hotel. President Obama and the First Lady stayed there too. Badass place, with parrots.


    Prior to my recent deep dive into this show, I had credited Sicario director Denis Villeneuve with the genius of that story. Visually, he’s my favorite working director in the business today. I love the overhead shots and sweeping vistas. The story presents an insider knowledge of drug cartels or at least believable fiction. For some reason, I never had a reason to look at who wrote the story I found so compelling. Sheridan’s career is vast, including Oscar nominations for 2016’s Hell or High Water. You can be your whole bunkhouse paycheck that I will be seeing that one soon.


    This guy is amazing and I wish the expanded Yellowstone universe with 1883 and 6666 all the success in the world. Amazing cast, writing, action over all of these projects. Actors go to Cowboy Camp. The production films on location. Accuracy is matched with the beauty and sweeping landscapes of The West.


    I’m not sure why you are not watching Yellowstone yet. I’m already planning a Montana vacation.


    Last week, we lost one of the heroes of Grunge. So many are gone now. Rest in Peace, Mark Lanegan. Here's Mark with Layne playing “Long Gone Day” with Mad Season.


    Here’s Mark with PJ Harvey “Hit The City”.


    So much loss and it especially hurts when it’s someone struggling with sobriety (not that this was his cause of death, that has yet to be revealed and he was sick recently).


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    • 11 min
    Saturday Shorts - Wisdom App, Peacemaker Finale, Yellowstone

    Saturday Shorts - Wisdom App, Peacemaker Finale, Yellowstone

    Follow me on Wisdom App when I go live for Audio. Here is an episode I recorded in my room, and in my room from my Bose 700 headphones. Not the best mic but good enough.


    Danielle Brooks is the Peacemaker actor’s name I couldn't think of.


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    Support the Hero Initiative! Coming soon: Pre Order Avengers/JLA Crossover limited edition hardcover.


    Wow, check out the numbers.


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    Transcript:


    Hey, everybody. Clay N. Ferno here wanted to talk about the epic finale for HBO Max's Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn. We watched it last night. We loved it. We love this show. There was a special appearance by our friends in spoiler warning, it's coming - The Justice League! We had shadowed out Superman or shattered out Wonder Woman, Jason Mamoa and Ezra Miller, The Flash and Aquaman showed up at the end after a really brutal, incredibly violent, incredibly funny show. And one thing that I really like about the show. It's the costumes and special effects movie level. And it's different. It's different. We've seen lots of Marvel stuff or the past 10 plus or 15 years.


    How long has Marvel been around doing these Marvel Studios? And then we got the CW shows that's great… And CW shows have really done a number on costumes, but there's something about these HBO max shows, including Titans, Peacemaker, Doom Patrol, and however they shoot it. Very bright and 4k ready, 8k ready,


    They just look so amazing. Our dreams from being a kid and seeing our heroes up on the TV screen are good. They're happening now. So there's almost too much of the superhero stuff. Like I would love to watch The Boys, but I just haven't gotten into it. Another show we really like is Legends of Tomorrow which is returning, I think tonight which is another DC show.


    But of course, the Marvel Disney+ shows are great. And that includes the Star Wars shows Mandalorian and Boba Fett. Let me know what you think about Peacemaker. If you saw it last night, if you intend on seeing it, I want to try not to spoil it too much if you haven't seen it, but are interested in it, do you want me to convince you?


    I think I could. I think I could convince you to watch at least an episode, definitely interested in hearing what anyone has to say. I'm just all about comic books. I have. Been doing a comic book podcast for a really long time with my friends. And then I've also got my own podcast. My girlfriend is in the other room doing her workout.


    It's Friday afternoon here on the East Coast, Boston MA reporting live Clay N. Ferno. I haven't been outside yet today, but maybe I'll go to the gym. Take some inspiration from Stacey with her workout and the other I'm pretty much finished up work for the day, which is cool. We watch our superhero TV shows all our TV shows late at night over dinner because we're nightclub people, Burlesque dancer, in the house here, I'm a promoter.


    I'm like a club promoter. I promote comedy shows a lot of podcasts, music. Most of my days doing music, business-type stuff. But at the end of the day and my hobbies, my hobbies include my podcast, my podcast leaguepodcast.com. And we've been shooting a lot of video podcasts recently. And do you know what?


    I don't even know. We just broadcast. We put it out there. We're putting it out into the world. Hope people like it. I don't know. We have some listeners. I wish we could catch it on fire. Maybe the Wisdom app is the way to go for that. Engaging conversations. But as far as, Peacemaker finale, let's talk about lots of cool action.


    Funny, funny jokes. And you've got, literally, I read the James Gunn film, some of this while he was filming, while he filmed the Flash cameo on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy. There was a little bit of one hand washes the other

    • 7 min
    Boba Fett vs Peacemaker - Whatcha Streaming This Week?

    Boba Fett vs Peacemaker - Whatcha Streaming This Week?

    Quick video upload and bonus podcast episode this week!



    But first, Substack is going to roll out native video. While I’m not
    excited about a fourth or fifth place to upload content, this will be good
    for creators and subscribers. Read more at

    Axois

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    Can Peacemaker beat out Boba Fett next Week? Why did I watch Eternals
    Again? I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast
    about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work,
    working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the
    chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show
    about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what
    you think is great!




    Top Ten from reelgood.com



    I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!
    Support I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno
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    Boba Fett vs Peacemaker - Whatcha Streaming This Week? — Quick video upload and bonus podcast episode this week!
    But first, Substack is going to roll out native video. While I’m not excited about a fourth or fifth place to upload content, this will be good for creators and subscribers. Read more at Axois.

    Can Peacemaker beat out Boba Fett next Week? Why did I watch Eternals Again? I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!

    Top Ten from reelgood.comBoba Fett vs Peacemaker - Whatcha Streaming, January 25, 2022 - YouTubeclaynferno (@ClayNFerno) / Twitterclaynferno - TwitchBuy Claynferno a Coffee. ko-fi.com/claynferno - Ko-fi ❤️ Where creators get support from fans through donations, memberships, shop sales and more! The original 'Buy Me a Coffee' Page.

    • 2 min
    Reelgood Top 10 Streaming Movies and TV January 2022 - Special Edition

    Reelgood Top 10 Streaming Movies and TV January 2022 - Special Edition

    Reelgood Top 10 Streaming Movies and TV January 2022


    Top Ten Titles in Streaming January 7 through January 12, 2022.


    We run through the list like a good cowboy, and then we capture Ghosts, Peacemaker, and are lost in Station Eleven.


    I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!
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    Top 10 Movies & TV - Top 50 | ReelgoodWell, Isn't This Great? with Clay N. Ferno | SubstackSupport with One Time DonationBuy Claynferno a Coffee. ko-fi.com/claynferno - Ko-fi ❤️ Where creators get support from fans through donations, memberships, shop sales and more! The original 'Buy Me a Coffee' Page.claynferno (@ClayNFerno) / Twitter - Leave a Tipclaynferno - YouTubeclaynferno - TwitchWATCH: Reelgood Top 10 Streaming Movies and TV January 2022 - Special Edition - YouTubeI Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno on Apple PodcastsEpisode 18: Reelgood Top 10 Streaming Movies and TV January 2022 - Special Edition - I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno | Podcast on Spotify

    • 24 min
    ITTIGPOD w/ Clay N. Ferno New Year Special 2022 Live! From The Mantry (Abridged!)

    ITTIGPOD w/ Clay N. Ferno New Year Special 2022 Live! From The Mantry (Abridged!)

    What went right in 2021.
    Media Recap.
    Top Episodes and Interviews.
    Memories!
    What, Me Worry? for 2022
    Resolutions.


    This is the abridged version of the stream. Somethingn went wrong. Terribly wrong. But shout out to Duncan for telling me that mic on Camera 1 wasn't working. WHOOPS.


    I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!


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    Goodreads Year In Review 2021 ShelfClay N. Ferno's 2021 Year in Review - TraktThe Kevin Smith Interview — League PodcastLeague Podcast: Legend of G.I. Joe Comic Book Podcast — League PodcastLeaguePodcast Events Page. — League PodcastVampire Council — League PodcastLeaguePodcast Presents Curbcast - Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 10 Podcast — League PodcastClay Fernald (@claynferno) • Instagram photos and videosWatch On FacebookWatch on YouTube

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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Great interviews!

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Really cool show

Clay is a master interviewer who looks for the story within the story. His show is insightful, impactful, and humorous. The guests are pretty cool too.

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ITTIG! is a breath of fresh air in the expanding world of podcasts. Clay's conversational voice easily engages his guests on a range of topics and as a result the episodes are honest AND entertaining. I didn't experience any of the spacing out or overwhelmed feelings I sometimes get with other shows. As a listener, you feel like you're just chilling in the room listening to smart, interesting people talk about real stuff.

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