106 episodes

Ramble-(verb)
1. walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route.
2. talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.

Ramble by the River (Ramblebytheriver.com) is about becoming the best human possible.

Join me and my guests, as we discuss the blessing that is the human experience. Ramble by the River is about finding an honest path to truth without losing our sense of humor along the way. It is about healing from the trauma of the past and moving into the next chapter of life with passion.

Common topics include: personal growth, entertainment, pop-culture, technology, education, psychology, drugs, health, history, politics, investing, conspiracies, and amazing personal stories from guests.

What does it mean to be a person? Is there a right or wrong way to do it? How has our species changed to accommodate the world that we have so drastically altered? What defines our generation? Where are we going? What is coincidence? Is time a mental construction? What happens after death? Which Jenifer is better looking (Lopez or Anniston)?

Tune in to any one of our exciting upcoming episodes to hear a comedian, a New York Times Best-Selling author, a fancy artist, a plumber, the Mayor of a large urban metropolis, a cancer survivor, a Presidential candidate, Jeff's dad, a female bull-riding champion, the founder of a large non-profit charity organization, Elon Musk, a guarded but eventually lovable country musician, a homeless guy, a homeless woman, a commercial fisherman, a world-renowned photo-journalist, or Kanye West.

When you go on a ramble, you never know where you are going to end up. All you can do is strap-in and enjoy the ride!

Ramble by the River Jeff Nesbitt

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

Ramble-(verb)
1. walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route.
2. talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.

Ramble by the River (Ramblebytheriver.com) is about becoming the best human possible.

Join me and my guests, as we discuss the blessing that is the human experience. Ramble by the River is about finding an honest path to truth without losing our sense of humor along the way. It is about healing from the trauma of the past and moving into the next chapter of life with passion.

Common topics include: personal growth, entertainment, pop-culture, technology, education, psychology, drugs, health, history, politics, investing, conspiracies, and amazing personal stories from guests.

What does it mean to be a person? Is there a right or wrong way to do it? How has our species changed to accommodate the world that we have so drastically altered? What defines our generation? Where are we going? What is coincidence? Is time a mental construction? What happens after death? Which Jenifer is better looking (Lopez or Anniston)?

Tune in to any one of our exciting upcoming episodes to hear a comedian, a New York Times Best-Selling author, a fancy artist, a plumber, the Mayor of a large urban metropolis, a cancer survivor, a Presidential candidate, Jeff's dad, a female bull-riding champion, the founder of a large non-profit charity organization, Elon Musk, a guarded but eventually lovable country musician, a homeless guy, a homeless woman, a commercial fisherman, a world-renowned photo-journalist, or Kanye West.

When you go on a ramble, you never know where you are going to end up. All you can do is strap-in and enjoy the ride!

    Seeing Things Different with The Macks

    Seeing Things Different with The Macks

    In this heartfelt and insightful episode of Ramble by the River, your host Jeff Nesbitt is joined by two special guests from our local community, Alexander and Alexandra Mack. This touching conversation takes us on a journey through life's highs and lows, as well as some fascinating topics that are sure to leave you pondering.
    Alex's Tribute: Alex begins by sharing some of the timeless wisdom imparted by Jeff's late father. These pearls of insight are not just a glimpse into the past, but valuable lessons for all of us.
    Magic in the Forest: The Macks delve into the enchanting world of Oregon reishi mushrooms and local mushroom foraging. Discover the health benefits of these mystical fungi and the magic of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests.
    Life's Twists: The conversation takes a poignant turn as Alexandra opens up about a personal tragedy and the journey toward a sober life. Join us as we explore the pros and cons of this transformation.
    Royal Discoveries: Ever wondered about royal jelly?.
    Cranberry Harvest: Get a taste of what it's like to work the cranberry harvest, a fall tradition that's brimming with vibrant colors and camaraderie.
    Clearer Vision: For those considering Lazik eye surgery, we've got you covered with a discussion on the procedure and even how to get it for free!
    Ancestral Clues: The Macks delve into the mysteries of DNA testing and a surprising revelation about Alex's real father. Mrs. Mack's quest to uncover her secret past is a tale of intrigue that leaves us eager to learn more.
    Lasting Memories: The episode concludes with a touching moment as Alex Mack shares their last memory of Jeff's dad.
    Tune in for a captivating episode filled with stories, wisdom, and laughter, as we journey through mushrooms, memories, and the unique experiences of our extraordinary guests and our host.
    Ramble by the River Links:
    RambleByTheRiver.comFacebookInstagram TwitterEpisode catalogueBusiness: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Music Credits:
    The Universe in Your Eyes, baegel.Decision Maker, Dylan Sitts.Calming Rain, Candelion.Luv, bomull. Still Fly, Revel Day
    COPYRIGHT 2023 RAMBLE BY THE RIVER LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • 2 hr 52 min
    Wish It Was Longer with Daniel Weyl

    Wish It Was Longer with Daniel Weyl

    Jeff kicks off this emotional rollercoaster recounting the insane accident he witnessed on the highway last weekend, followed by heartfelt reflections on saying goodbye to his father. A raw, honest start that sets the stage for an episode filled with candid conversation.
    Amelia serenades us with a freestyle tune, warming our hearts for the main event.
    Our guest, Daniel Weyl, joins Jeff for an engaging chat spanning a wide range of intriguing topics.
    Close Calls and Childhood Memories: Daniel shares chilling close calls with child predators in the early days of the internet. Meanwhile, Jeff delves into the concept of pure evil.
    From Celebrity Crushes to Cloning Conspiracies: Confessions of strange celebrity crushes lead to an eyebrow-raising question: Is Kanye West a clone? Join us in unpacking this theory.
    Hunting, ADHD, and Duck Tales: Discover the allure of hunting for your own food, the link between ADHD and eating habits, and some quirky duck facts.
    Could you land a Boeing 747 if you had to? What happens when airport janitors learn how to start the planes? Discuss society's complex relationship with wealth, Daniel's unusual friendship with a billionaire gopher-man, and the potential for an alien invasion to unite humanity. Delve into the mysterious realm of sleep paralysis, lucid dreams, nightmares. and more!
    Join Jeff, Daniel, and Amelia for an episode that's equal parts laughter, introspection, and thought-provoking discussion. You won't want to miss this emotional and enlightening journey.
    Ramble by the River Links:
    RambleByTheRiver.comFacebookInstagram TwitterEpisode catalogueBusiness: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Music Credits:
    El Vagabundo, Chalalatas.Bad Bitches 5, Amelia Grace (beat: Balloons, I'MIN).Baby Bye (Instrumental), Vicki Vox.Tales of the Deep, Lama House.Wilted Too Soon, Jeffrey The Third.Quiet, Jokob Ahlbom.Life in a Pond, Lama House.Todo Tuvo Sentido (Instrumental), Caro Luna.Luv, Bomull.Still Fly, Revel Day.
    COPYRIGHT 2023 RAMBLE BY THE RIVER LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • 2 hr 48 min
    The Family Reunion with Darian Sheldon

    The Family Reunion with Darian Sheldon

    In this episode, Jeff sits down with the remarkable Darian for an enlightening conversation that takes us on a journey through familial bonds, childhood trauma, and the intriguing mysteries of small-town life. Join us as we dive into topics ranging from mental health, self-talk, and ADHD to hot gossip, drunken brawls, and the allure of confrontation.
    Episode Highlights:
    Family Ties: Jeff and Darian open up about their own familial connections and how they've shaped their lives, leading to a candid exploration of recovery from childhood trauma.Small-Town Chronicles: Get ready for some juicy gossip from the heart of small-town living as our hosts reminisce about the scandals and stories of yesteryears.The Art of Confrontation: Why do men like to fight? This age-old question sparks a fascinating discussion about the psychology of conflict and its consequences.Sorority Life: Darian shares her unique experiences of living in a sorority with 50 women, shedding light on the camaraderie, challenges, and enduring bonds formed in these close-knit communities.Procrastinate with Purpose: Discover the secrets to productive procrastination and how it can actually benefit your creative process.Inner Critics and Imposter Syndrome.Mental Health Matters: From mental health counseling to therapy and self-help, we explore the various avenues for personal growth and healing.Unraveling Conspiracies: The conversation takes a twist as they discuss conspiracies, cover-ups, and corruption, sparking thoughts on the hidden truths that lurk in the shadows.Hood-to-Coast Adventures: Darian's incredible journey running Hood-to-Coast, a 200-mile relay race, in scorching heat, reveals the highs, lows, and unexpected bathroom emergencies of long-distance running.From Runners to Football Players.Nightlife in Ocean Park.Mentors and Lifelong Learning.
    Join Jeff and Darian as they navigate the twists and turns of this captivating conversation, offering insights, laughter, and the trademark camaraderie that defines Ramble by the River.
    Ramble by the River Links:
    RambleByTheRiver.comFacebookInstagram TwitterEpisode catalogueBusiness: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Music Credits:
    My God, Jeff Nesbitt. (beat: Cruel, EZMUZIC)Earlybird, HATAMITSUNAMI.Just the Banjo, Pearce Roswell.Poppy Field, Sayuri Hayashi. Trade and Fortune, Mary Riddle.I Don’t Smoke, Mythical Score Society.Luv, Bomull. Still Fly, Revel Day.

    • 2 hr 31 min
    Something About Guns with Kevin Sealy

    Something About Guns with Kevin Sealy

    Kevin Sealy joins Jeff for an engaging discussion about his gun safety business operating in the heart of the PNW. We meander into other familiar topics for Ramble by the River; conspiracies, local lore, and mental health. But the main topic today is guns and their place in society. How can we be safer? How can we live in a society where guns provide more protection than harm? Where can we go to become educated about how to properly handle these weapons?
    So sit back and enjoy. Thanks for listening.
    Check out Safe Pace Defense Co. to book a class with Kevin!
    Ramble by the River Links:
    RambleByTheRiver.comFacebookInstagram TwitterEpisode catalogueBusiness: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Music Credits:
    Still Fly, Revel DaySoulful Stride, Will HarrisonLuv, BomullCome Clean, Gloria Tells.
    COPYRIGHT 2023 RAMBLE BY THE RIVER LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • 3 hr 41 min
    Life Lessons from a Local Legend with Randy Bloom

    Life Lessons from a Local Legend with Randy Bloom

    From the hallways of Ilwaco High School to the fascinating corners of global culture, join us on a ramble like no other. We’re peeling back the layers of community, history, and a life dedicated to education in a conversation filled with unexpected twists, laughs, and heartfelt stories.
    In this episode of Ramble by the River, we're thrilled to have local legend and educator extraordinaire, Randy Bloom. With over three decades of teaching under his belt, Bloom has left an indelible impact on the lives of countless students and the community at large. His colorful experiences and insightful perspectives will leave you pondering, laughing, and feeling a newfound appreciation for the world around you.
    More Topics to Enjoy:
    Discover why Bloom chose the path of teaching and education.Bloom answers listener questions.Understand why personal bonds with students matter.Share a laugh over Bloom's love for Costco hotdogs.Dive into the controversial topic of politically incorrect nicknames.Revel in stories about Ilwaco's football legacy.Explore Bloom's love for wood.Hear surprising tales about Sid Snyder's temper and his love for Chuck E. Cheese.Enjoy Fun Finn Facts and ghostly stories.Travel abroad with Bloom as he recounts his trip to Japan.Discuss moon landing, 9/11, and other intriguing conspiracies.Evaluate the American food system's toxicity.Delve into Bloom's views on step-parenting and his experience at Ocean Beach School District.Savor local gossip, celebrate Bloom's ping pong championship, and discuss ways to fix America's schools.Discuss gender roles.Bloom's opinion on recent coworker arrests, and Long Beach history.Get amazed by the economic gamble that led to a Bullfrog invasion.Unearth the story of Scarborough hill's buried treasure.Discuss the importance of early childhood literacy, impacts of ADHD, and coping with youth suicide as a teacher.
    No stone is left unturned in this engaging episode. So, buckle up and get ready for a ramble that you won't soon forget!
    Ramble by the River Links:
    RambleByTheRiver.comFacebookInstagram TwitterEpisode catalogueBusiness: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Music Credits:
    Still Fly, Revel Day
    COPYRIGHT 2023 RAMBLE BY THE RIVER LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • 2 hr 21 min
    The Tackle and the Tackle: Uniting Passions of Soccer and Fishing with Josh Phillips

    The Tackle and the Tackle: Uniting Passions of Soccer and Fishing with Josh Phillips

    Get ready to dive into another riveting episode of Ramble by the River with your host, Jeff Nesbitt. In this week's installment, we sit down with the dynamic Josh Phillips to discuss his journey from playing soccer at Gonzaga University to starting a sales business during the pandemic. Along the way, we delve into topics like community-building in small towns, coping with sports injuries, and the intriguing world of fly-fishing culture. Buckle up as we explore everything from local politics to the captivating tale of Josh proposing during a meteor shower. We'll also touch on thought-provoking subjects like the use of CBD for dogs, the impact of central bank digital currencies, and the ever-relevant issue of student debt and loan forgiveness. And don't worry, there will be plenty of Jeff's signature rants, including a passionate tirade about plastic spoons. Get ready for an engaging, informative, and sometimes hilarious conversation you won't want to miss!
    Topics to Enjoy:
    Playing Soccer at Gonzaga UniversityStarting a sales business during a pandemicDating a kindergarten teacherMoving to the Coast during COVID-19Community-building in small townsCoping with sports injuriesSoccer in the U.S.Getting involved locally: Ilwaco City CouncilAccountability in politicsFly-fishing cultureJosh proposes during a meteor showerBan the Boom? No more fireworks for July 4?CBD for dogsDrugs: caffeine, alcohol, and moreJosh's red mystery pillJeff rants about plastic spoonsCentral Bank Digital CurrenciesStudent debt and loan forgivenessAI, crypto, and new technologyBlue fin tuna fishing
    So grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and join us for another exciting episode of Ramble by the River. Stay tuned as we tackle these topics and more, bringing you insights, laughter, and the genuine camaraderie you've come to expect from our show.
    Spawn Fly Fish/Josh Phillips Links:
    FacebookWebsiteInstagram
    Ramble by the River Links:
    RambleByTheRiver.comPatreonFacebookInstagram TwitterEpisode catalogueBusiness: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Music Credits:
    Atlantic, ELFL.Not a Game, Michael Rothery.Time Won't Tell, Emil Axelsson.Hourglass, Michael Rothery.Goodbye Earth, Sum Wave.Still Fly, Revel Day.
    News Links:
    Speech by Jerome Powell (2021). Link: https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/files/powell20210318a.pdfCreator of Chat GPT Registers for Controversial...

    • 2 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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Small-batch, artisan podcasting

Ramble by the River is a unique and fun listening experience. It is a backstage pass into the mind of a man with insatiable curiosity and a zest for life.

Great sound quality, interesting topics, and a lot of authenticity when it comes to the host and the guests. The attention to detail is second to none.

If you enjoy interesting people having real conversations, check out this podcast.

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The podcast everyone needs to hear

The only podcast I listen to ☺️

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Positivity and joy!

A wonderful pod that makes me feel great about being alive!

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