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BFN Networks presents Noble Efforts, an intimate, bittersweet and darkly funny chronicle of the complete and utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt (f/k/a Bob Dubilina). Listen, laugh and (possibly) learn from the lurid tales, bold declarations, risky propositions, questionable decisions and angry rants of a man who struggles daily to live an honest, unconventional life. For more information, go to: http://www.NobleEfforts.net

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BFN Networks presents Noble Efforts, an intimate, bittersweet and darkly funny chronicle of the complete and utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt (f/k/a Bob Dubilina). Listen, laugh and (possibly) learn from the lurid tales, bold declarations, risky propositions, questionable decisions and angry rants of a man who struggles daily to live an honest, unconventional life. For more information, go to: http://www.NobleEfforts.net

    SUPER /3, Part 16: Dummy.

    SUPER /3, Part 16: Dummy.

    BFN Networks presents
    SUPER /3: A Year of Noble Efforts
    Part 16: Dummy.

    Host:
    Justin Velander Holt

    Special Guests:
    Matt Thorsen
    Ben Perecman

    EPISODE GUIDE:

    * The Final Stretch
    * Birthday Wish Comes True
    * "Just Relax."
    * The "Make It Fair" Conflict

    Song: Red Wanting Blue / Probably Nothing

    * No Plan, No Reason, No Excuse
    * The Better Option
    * Down for the Count
    * "Wisen Up, Dummy!"

    Song: The Gaslight Anthem / Bring It On

    * Hot & Fast with Gillian

    Song: Collective Soul / Adored

    * Finishing the Novel
    * 2nd Annual Chicago CouchCrash
    * Unexpected Cameo
    * "Leave It the F**k Alone"
    * Conflict of (Cinematic) Interest
    * Just Rewards Tour 2011
    * VILLAIN.
    * The Final Hideous Clue
    * Alone on Christmas

    Song: Bobby Bare Jr. / One Of Us Has Got To Go

    * The New F**k You
    * Tease/Push/Evade: A Correspondence
    * An Apology that Will Never Come
    * Bully & Sucker
    * For Want of a Referee
    * The Right to Be Angry
    * "What Would You Say to Her?"

    Song: Genesis / More Fool Me

    * Basic Standards for Any Relationship
    * Compounded Heartbreak
    * Anger Management
    * Overcoming Expected Behavior
    * Jaded Epiphanies
    * Unforgivable
    * The Permanent Ache
    * "What Have I Learned from This?"

    Song: Brandon Flowers / Hard Enough

    SUPER /3 falls under Season 21 of the Noble Efforts podcast.
    Episode originally recorded March 24, 2012 at Green River Recordings, Maple Grove, MN, USA.



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    Noble Efforts
    The utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt.
    http://www.nobleefforts.net

    The Sound Of You & Me
    Off-the-cuff band interviews featuring exclusive live performances!
    http://www.thesoundofyouandme.com

    Secondhand Neon
    Chronicles and confessions of life on the fringe.
    http://www.secondhandneon.com

    • 1 hr 56 min
    SUPER /3, Part 15: Milestone

    SUPER /3, Part 15: Milestone

    BFN Networks presents
    SUPER /3: A Year of Noble Efforts
    Part 15: Milestone

    Host:
    Justin Velander Holt

    Special Guest:
    Kyle Ramos

    EPISODE GUIDE:

    * A Most Debaucherous Host (aka Two Girls, One Wii)
    * Edgy New Kinks

    Song: Jimmie's Chicken Shack / Dropping Anchor (TSYM Live)

    * The Long-Awaited Reunion
    * Everything Was Going Pretty Bad Until It Got Worse: The Biography of Justin Holt
    * Latest Creative Endeavors
    * Bad Representation

    Song: Scissor Sisters / Running Out

    * Sugar Mamas
    * Lousy Lay Reprisal
    * Worst. Sleepover. Ever.

    Song: Ike Reilly / Hail! Hail!

    * Desperately Seeking Annie
    * Tripping Hard in the City of Angels

    Song: Blue Sky Blackout / The Drugs Don't Work

    * The Final Showdown
    * Respecting Your Emotions

    Song: Kid Kudi (feat. Kanye West) / Erase Me

    * craigslist Crazytown
    * (In)Sufficient Romance
    * The Most Difficult Conversation We'll Ever Have ("Then What?")

    Song: Pete Yorn / Splendid Isolation

    SUPER /3 falls under Season 21 of the Noble Efforts podcast.
    Episode originally recorded July 11, 2011 at the Berkley Manor, Chicago, IL, USA.



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    Noble Efforts
    The utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt.
    http://www.nobleefforts.net

    The Sound Of You & Me
    Off-the-cuff band interviews featuring exclusive live performances!
    http://www.thesoundofyouandme.com

    Secondhand Neon
    Chronicles and confessions of life on the fringe.
    http://www.secondhandneon.com

    • 2 hr 46 min
    SUPER /3, Part 14: The Laws of Resentment

    SUPER /3, Part 14: The Laws of Resentment

    BFN Networks presents
    SUPER /3: A Year of Noble Efforts
    Part 14: The Laws of Resentment

    Host:
    Justin Velander Holt

    Special Guest:
    Dale Bones

    EPISODE GUIDE:

    * Salvaging the Big Three-Oh
    * Continual Uncertainty (aka Good Emotion/Bad Investment)
    * Spotty Connection with a Webcam Girl
    * Too Personal for Intimacy(?)
    * Niche Talents
    * New Date vs. Previous Conquests
    * A Cycle of Fluctuating Desires
    * Ambivalence & Instability
    * The Laws of Resentment
    * A Human Miscalculation
    * Meaninglessness
    * "Does It Get Better?"
    * Not There Yet
    * "What Do You Want from Nicole?"
    * Seeking Worth
    * "It's Gonna Be Okay"
    * Being Tough
    * A Sense of Perspective

    Song: Alkaline Trio / Fine

    SUPER /3 falls under Season 21 of the Noble Efforts podcast.
    Episode originally recorded June 15, 2011 at the Berkley Manor, Chicago, IL, USA.



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    Check out the rest of our podcasts!

    Noble Efforts
    The utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt.
    http://www.nobleefforts.net

    The Sound Of You & Me
    Off-the-cuff band interviews featuring exclusive live performances!
    http://www.thesoundofyouandme.com

    Secondhand Neon
    Chronicles and confessions of life on the fringe.
    http://www.secondhandneon.com

    • 1 hr 47 min
    SUPER /3, Part 13: Veto Power

    SUPER /3, Part 13: Veto Power

    BFN Networks presents
    SUPER /3: A Year of Noble Efforts
    Part 13: Veto Power

    Host:
    Justin Velander Holt

    Special Guests:
    Matt Thorsen
    Ben Perecman

    EPISODE GUIDE:

    * Rumble in St. Louis (aka Everything's a Reminder)
    * Eli Saves a Life
    * The Sound of You & Me: Twin Cities Edition!
    * Frenchie's Enormous Suitcase Debacle

    Song: Jukebox The Ghost / Empire

    * The Final Gift
    * Kell's Big Reveal
    * Justin's Bigger Epiphany (aka Always the Outsider)

    Song: Two Harbors / You Pulled The Rug Out

    * Farewell to a Cool Cat
    * Shocking Announcement
    * Merciful Rejection

    Song: White Light Riot / In The Details

    * Open Marriage/Secret Engagement
    * Obsessive Inquisition
    * "I Have Veto Power!"
    * Basic Needs
    * Difficult Solutions

    Song: Maxïmo Park / Going Missing


    SUPER /3 falls under Season 21 of the Noble Efforts podcast.
    Episode originally recorded March 24, 2012 at Green River Recordings, Maple Grove, MN, USA.



    Brought to you by BFN Networks
    http://www.bfninyourears.net

    Like to hear more about our hangups, neuroses, heartbreak and debauchery?
    Check out the rest of our podcasts!

    Noble Efforts
    The utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt.
    http://www.nobleefforts.net

    The Sound Of You & Me
    Off-the-cuff band interviews featuring exclusive live performances!
    http://www.thesoundofyouandme.com

    Secondhand Neon
    Chronicles and confessions of life on the fringe.
    http://www.secondhandneon.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SUPER /3, Part 12: Tenuous Hold

    SUPER /3, Part 12: Tenuous Hold

    BFN Networks presents
    SUPER /3: A Year of Noble Efforts
    Part 12: Tenuous Hold

    Host:
    Justin Velander Holt

    Special Guest:
    Sean Granger

    EPISODE GUIDE:

    * Baby Steps Introduction

    Song: Jimmie's Chicken Shack / Dropping Anchor

    * Welcome Back to BFN!
    * Introducing Sean Granger

    Song: Gingersol / Where Do I Stand?

    * Bleak Winter (aka Peaks and Valleys)
    * Early AM Grieving
    * Dating Damaged Goods
    * Stressturbation
    * Infamous Subject of Dinner Party Gossip (aka Local CouchSurfing Politics)
    * Lindi Doesn't Do Casual

    Song: The Mean / Pickering Bridge

    * Strained Relations & Suicidal Reveries (aka For Want of a Cinderblock)
    * Typhoid Granger
    * Sad Emergency Contacts
    * Retroactive Repairs & Payments
    * An Unexpected Letter

    Song: Garrison Starr (feat. Natalia Zukerman) / Sit With Me Tonight (TSYM Live)

    * Creative Editor Crunch Time
    * "This Book Saves Lives"
    * A Really Good Thursday

    Song: Guster / Bad, Bad World

    * Sparring with Staffing Agents
    * A Private, Platonic Tasting
    * For Want of a Second Date

    Song: Dredg / Chasing Pebbles

    * The Mighty Ingrate
    * Art Party Politics
    * Headspace of the Damned

    Song: William Topley / Back To Believing

    * "That's the Girl You Should Marry"
    * The Wet Blob
    * Voelker's Wisdom
    * Don't Fear the Thirties

    Song: Big City Rock / Human

    SUPER /3 falls under Season 21 of the Noble Efforts podcast.
    Episode originally recorded April 5, 2011 at the Berkley Manor, Chicago, IL, USA.



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    Like to hear more about our hangups, neuroses, heartbreak and debauchery?
    Check out the rest of our podcasts!

    Noble Efforts
    The utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt.
    http://www.nobleefforts.net

    The Sound Of You & Me
    Off-the-cuff band interviews featuring exclusive live performances!
    http://www.thesoundofyouandme.com

    Secondhand Neon
    Chronicles and confessions of life on the fringe.
    http://www.secondhandneon.com

    • 2 hr 50 min
    SUPER /3, Part 11: Meltdown

    SUPER /3, Part 11: Meltdown

    BFN Networks presents
    SUPER /3: A Year of Noble Efforts
    Part 11: Meltdown

    Host:
    Justin Velander Holt

    Special Guests:
    Matt Thorsen
    Ben Perecman

    EPISODE GUIDE:

    * SUPER /3 Minneapolis: Same Story, Different Location, New Special Guests
    * (Finally) Making Peace with Nicole
    * The Salad Dressing Incident

    Song: IKE / I Knew You When

    * The Boy Who Wouldn't Leave (aka The Soft Knock)

    Song: IKE / I Knew You When (cont.)

    * A Desperate Concession
    * Whipping Kell
    * The Angriest Correspondence
    * Longing for What Should've Been

    Song: Aimee Mann / Video

    * It's Not Such a Wonderful Life
    * Bottoming Out
    * Crying Jags
    * Date Shaming
    * A Desperate Need for Clarification
    * Overlaps & Parallels

    Song: Josh Ritter / Open Doors

    SUPER /3 falls under Season 21 of the Noble Efforts podcast.
    Episode originally recorded March 24, 2012 at Green River Recordings, Maple Grove, MN, USA.



    Brought to you by BFN Networks
    http://www.bfninyourears.net

    Like to hear more about our hangups, neuroses, heartbreak and debauchery?
    Check out the rest of our podcasts!

    Noble Efforts
    The utter moral and emotional downward spiral of Justin Velander Holt.
    http://www.nobleefforts.net

    The Sound Of You & Me
    Off-the-cuff band interviews featuring exclusive live performances!
    http://www.thesoundofyouandme.com

    Secondhand Neon
    Chronicles and confessions of life on the fringe.
    http://www.secondhandneon.com

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

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Worth It

At first I was put off by the length of this podcast, but the host's personalities are so charming and endering that you just want them to tell their stories and entertain you for longer than two hours. You come to appreciate Bob (the creator) and his hard work on this podcast. I recommend this podcast to people who value art, music, and friendship.

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