60 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 lighthearted insight on topical and timely subjects.

Tune in and decide, is it just me? It COULD be!

Is It Just Me Podcast Layla K & MJ

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 5 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 lighthearted insight on topical and timely subjects.

Tune in and decide, is it just me? It COULD be!

    Season Three Finale - That's A Wrap!

    Season Three Finale - That's A Wrap!

    That's a wrap on Season 3 of the Is It Just Me with Layla K and MJ podcast! 
    But before we go on hiatus until September, we thought to highlight a few episodes that confirmed it wasn't just LaylaK or MJ who thought a topic merited a conversation. And, of course, share a few ever-popular bloopers.
    Thanks for listening and following our podcast! While we are on hiatus, we still want your ideas for future shows, including disappearances in parks, UFO or UAP sightings, and hot enough to fry an egg stories. Drop us a comment on X, Instagram, Facebook or here.
    Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc to be sure to catch our Season 4 launch in September. 
    Because it may not be just you... but it could be!
    Links:
    Podcast Statistics & Industry Trends 2024 (The Podcast Host)
    Nothing To See Here (Season 3, Episode 3)
    Decomposed body found in barrel on shore of shrinking Lake Mead (NBC News)
    That's Just Not True! (Season 3, Episode 5)
    True Crime: Dumb Criminals File (Season 3, Episode 11)
    5 crime fails almost too funny to be true (Murdoch University)
    Predictions! (Season 3, Episode 9)
    Deryk Gilmore: What IS NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) And Why The Controversy? (Season 3, Episode 15)
    Is My Diamond USED with Louis Valentine (Season 3, Episode 10)
    Season Three Premiere (Season 3, Episode 1)

    • 12 min
    Topics To Avoid: Don't Bring This Up!

    Topics To Avoid: Don't Bring This Up!

    Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and then they suddenly bring up an uncomfortable topic? Like asking about your salary - or maybe wanting to know if you prefer cats to dogs?
    In this episode Layla K and MJ discuss, or at least raise, precisely those! And it's not just the usual topics you might expect. 
    Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc to never miss an episode.
    Have an idea for a pod? Guest to recommend? Drop us a comment on X, Instagram, Facebook or here.
    Because it may not be just you... but it could be!
    Links:
    Deryk Gilmore: Life As A Sports Agent (Is It Just Me, Season 3 Episode 14)
    Jason Gilmore, LinkedIn (Is It Just Me The Great Resignation [S1E6], and Predictions! [S3E9])
    What is the difference between a Trekker and a Treckie? (Stack Exchange)
    Music Credit:
    Sneaky Adventure by Kevin MacLeod | https://incompetech.com/
    Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/
    Creative Commons CC BY 3.0
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 9 min
    We've Always Done It This Way!

    We've Always Done It This Way!

    "We've always done it this way!"
    In this episode, Layla K and MJ share real-world, in hindsight humorous, examples of the six words that make leaders cringe. Minor details have been changed to protect the innocent! 
    Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc to never miss an episode.
    Have an idea for a pod? Guest to recommend? Drop us a comment on X, Instagram, Facebook or here.
    Because it may not be just you... but it could be!
    Links:
    The Most Dangerous Phrase In Business: We've Always Done It This Way (Forbes)

    • 10 min
    The Market Decided!

    The Market Decided!

    On the last episode, Layla K and MJ discussed products that might have seemed silly during the pitch, but the market decided and they ultimately made millions of dollars!
    On this episode, they discuss products that the market decided were fails. Think chicken and crab meat frozen entrees, brought to you by your favorite toothpaste brand! Spoiler alert: it flopped.
    What do you think? Will any of these supposed flops ultimately have a happy ending?
    Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc to never miss an episode.
    Have an idea for a pod? Guest to recommend? Drop us a comment on X, Instagram, Facebook or here.
    Because it may not be just you... but it could be!
    Links:
    Darth Vader Talking Clapper
    Biggest Flops At Museum Of Failure (The Mirror)
    15 Discontinued Sodas You'll Never See Again (Eat This, Not That!)
    Hidden Valley Ranch Couch (HIdden Valley)
    MJ's Most-Requested BLT Pasta Salad - featuring HVR (The Pioneer Woman)
    Juicero, the $399 Internet Connected Juicer, Explained (Vox)
    Quibi Is Officially Dead (Variety)
    11 reasons why Quibi crashed and burned in less than a year (The Verge)
    Intro and exit music:
    Foam Rubber by Alexander Nakarada | https://creatorchords.com
    Music promoted on https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/
    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 9 min
    Let The Market Decide!

    Let The Market Decide!

    How many times have you seen a product that is so silly and ridiculous, yet still hit those amazing million dollar mark in sales so quickly? You know the products, like the Pet Rock and the Clapper!
    On this episode, Layla K and MJ discuss some of the seemingly ludicrous products that people just can’t get enough of - so we say, “let the market decide!” Is it just us? What do you think?

    Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc to never miss an episode.
    Have an idea for a pod? Guest to recommend? Drop us a comment on X, Instagram, Facebook or here.
    Because it may not be just you... but it could be!
    Links:
    Liquid Death
    Pet Rock
    “Overworked South Koreans Unwind With Pet Rocks” (WSJ)
    Snuggies
    The Slanket (The Original Blanket with Sleeves)
    Million Dollar Homepage
    Chia Pet
    The Clapper
    The Clapper - Darth Vader Edition
    Episode music:
    Foam Rubber by Alexander Nakarada | https://creatorchords.com
    Music promoted on https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/
    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 10 min
    Deryk Gilmore: What IS NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) And Why The Controversy?

    Deryk Gilmore: What IS NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) And Why The Controversy?

    Just what is NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) all about? Some college athletes are now earning more than their coaches - and it’s not stopping there! 
    On today's episode, Mr. Deryk Gilmore, President & Owner of Day 1 Sports & Entertainment, an NFLPA Contract Advisor, breaks it down for all of us. We learned that it’s not so cut and dry - everyone’s getting in on it, and some will profit while others might get hurt.
    Many thanks to friend of the pod Mr. Jason Gilmore for making the introduction to this engaging guest!
    Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc to never miss an episode.
    Have an idea for a pod? Guest to recommend? Drop us a comment on X, Instagram, Facebook or here.
    Because it may not be just you... but it could be!
    Links:
    Deryk Gilmore: Life As A Sports & Entertainment Agent (Is It Just Me podcast, Part 1)
    What is NIL (on3)
    Day 1 Sports and Entertainment on X (Twitter), Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn
    Kristen Hayden, record-breaking Women’s Diver, X (Twitter), Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn
    Oluchi Okananwa, nationally recognized Women’s Basketball phenom,  X (Twitter), Instagram
    Macey Cintron, champion Softball athlete, X (Twitter), Instagram, TikTok
    Jason Gilmore, LinkedIn (Is It Just Me The Great Resignation [S1E6], and Predictions! [S3E9])
     

    • 20 min

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5 Ratings

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Great Podcast that is just the right length with some funny, interesting and informative convo.

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