22 episodes

Layla K & MJ met in business school. After decades of work in the worlds of business and government, they have seen both the outrageous and the mundane, and you can listen in as they share some light-hearted insight on topical and timely subjects.

Tune in and decide, is it just me? Or is everyone in on it?

Is It Just Me Podcast Layla K & MJ

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Layla K & MJ met in business school. After decades of work in the worlds of business and government, they have seen both the outrageous and the mundane, and you can listen in as they share some light-hearted insight on topical and timely subjects.

Tune in and decide, is it just me? Or is everyone in on it?

    Offensive Much??

    Offensive Much??

    Do you offend much? Are you sure?? A recent article from CNBC listed the "most-used passive aggressive work phrases".
    You might be surprised to discover that Layla K and MJ have very different interpretations of some very commonly used terms. Do you use them? What do you think?
    Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., to never miss an episode. Fresh ones drop every two weeks.
    Have an idea for an upcoming episode? Drop us a comment here or let us know on on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

    And remember, it may not just be you, but it could be!
    Show notes:
    10 Common phrases that make you sound passive-aggressive in the workplace (CNBC)
    Definition of Passive-Aggression (Psychology Today)
    Scandal-Plagued McKinsey Ousts Leader (NY Magazine - Intelligencer)

    • 9 min
    We're Back!

    We're Back!

    Our summer hiatus is officially over and "Is it Just Me with Layla K and MJ" is back with Season 2!
    We  do a quick review of what you might have missed from us over the summer, and what you can look forward to in Season Two. Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., to never miss an episode.
    Have an idea for an upcoming episode? Drop us a comment here or let us know on on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

    And remember, it may not just be you, but it could be!
    Show notes:
    Welcome Back Kotter - Travolta Struts His Stuff
    TikTok shares your data more than any other social media app (CNBC)
    Ban TikTok Now (American Enterprise Institute)
    Chess Robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent (The Guardian)
    RV Industry Association - trends
    America just got a $100-a-month raise (CNN Analysis)
    Should I Worry About Prop 65 Warnings On Products (Better Goods)

    • 9 min
    Season Finale!

    Season Finale!

    We made it!  Our podcast has reached it's 20th episode, our Season 1 Finale. That means it’s time to look back! We are having an awards show, where we announce the most and least popular, best edits, and even share some of the bloopers that get cut along the way.

    Opinions may vary, of course. So tell us in the comments: what were your highlights? You can also let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. We'll be sharing more highlights and clips on social media throughout the hiatus.

    Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., to never miss an episode. We'll be back September 7, 2022.

    And remember, it may not be just you, but it could be!
    Show notes:
    Ep 2: Let The Rich Get Richer
    Ep 10: Caught In A Groundhog Day Time Loop?
    Ep 7: Better Together
    Ep 11: To NFT Or Not NFT
    Ep 14: Is There A Better Way To IPO?

    • 10 min
    Good Intentions Gone Wrong

    Good Intentions Gone Wrong

    Ever see something and wonder, "what could possibly have been the original intention??" In this episode, MJ brings up examples of policies with good intentions to protect us, but don’t really seem to be working well, such as the notorious Prop65 cancer labels.
    What do you think? Is it time for cancer warning labels on kitty collars to go? Any examples of other things that need to go?

    Let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., to never miss an episode! Fresh ones drop every two weeks.

    And remember, it may not be just you, but it could be!
    Show notes:
    Is Recycling A Myth (Episode 17)
    Are You A Wish-Cycler? (Rossen Reports, WVTM13)
    It's 10PM. Do You Know Where Your Cat Is? (Hakai Magazine)
    Not just tolls: E-Z Pass keeping an eye on speeders (USA Today)
    Minimum Wage Boosts Are Great - For Robots (Reason)
    Our Culture of Contempt (Arthur C Brooks for NY Times Sunday Review)

    • 11 min
    Rise of Artificial Intelligence (+ Humans?)

    Rise of Artificial Intelligence (+ Humans?)

    On ep15, we discussed Rise of the Robots (+ Humans) with our friend Didi (Diegane Dione), an expert in things robot and cobot. We try to make these podcasts pithy though, so what DIDN’T make it into that episode was this interesting conversation about AI (artificial intelligence).

    Spoiler alert: Didi mentions "havoc" and MJ is all in! Is it just MJ? What do you think about the rise in AI?

    Let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., to never miss an episode! Fresh ones drop every two weeks.

    And remember, it may not be just you, but it could be!
    Show notes:
    Isaac Asimov: Three Rules of Robotics
    Responsible Artificial Intelligence Institute
    Are robot trucks safe for the long-haul on US highways?
    Robot Trucks to Roam 1,100-Mile Phoenix-Houston Corridor (Forbes)
    Artificial intelligence beats eight world champions at bridge (The Guardian)

    • 9 min
    Is Recycling A Myth?

    Is Recycling A Myth?

    Recycling has long been touted as a panacea for maintaining a healthy planet earth. In this episode, Layla K takes a quick look back to how it all began and how it's taken hold on society.
    Then we dare to ask the question: is recycling working? Have we found a way to create the “biosphere” of repurposed goods on our planet?
    What do you think? Let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., to never miss an episode! Fresh ones drop every two weeks.

    And remember, it may not be just you, but it could be!
    Show notes:
    The Long Thread Of Lessening Labor (Human Progress)
    Lyndon B. Johnson And The Environment (National Park Service)
    Do Plastic Water Bottles REALLY Get Recycled? (PATH)
    Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste, and Recycling (US EPA)
    The Eight Myths of Recycling (AEI)
    The Spilhaus World Ocean Map in a Square (ArcGIS)

    • 14 min

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