16 episodes

Hi, I'm Wil Boudreau, AKA The First Gen X Man. Did I ever tell you about the time I made a pizza commercial with a certain very recent ex-president? Or how about the time I was fired by a New Jersey mobster? Or that summer when I definitely did not become a movie star? Of course not. We've never met. But now you can hear these funny stories and more. Ripped from the endless adventure that is my life.From growing up in the shag carpeting covered suburbs in the 1970's.To working as an advertising "madman" for a couple of decades.To raising four boys under house arrest during COVID lockdown. It's all been a hysterical, stressful, story, untold until now. My stories will make you laugh a lot and cry just a little. You know, just like your hair in 1985.

The Many Meanderings Of The First Gen X Man Wil Boudreau

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Hi, I'm Wil Boudreau, AKA The First Gen X Man. Did I ever tell you about the time I made a pizza commercial with a certain very recent ex-president? Or how about the time I was fired by a New Jersey mobster? Or that summer when I definitely did not become a movie star? Of course not. We've never met. But now you can hear these funny stories and more. Ripped from the endless adventure that is my life.From growing up in the shag carpeting covered suburbs in the 1970's.To working as an advertising "madman" for a couple of decades.To raising four boys under house arrest during COVID lockdown. It's all been a hysterical, stressful, story, untold until now. My stories will make you laugh a lot and cry just a little. You know, just like your hair in 1985.

    The Middle Ages

    The Middle Ages

    My favorite excruciating tales of middle age. Hear about that time I dyed my beard, that other time I got a hair transplant, and that other time I got what I will call "The Big Snip". It's a lot of fun that the kids these days would call cringey.

    • 27 min
    The Brotherhood of Fatherhood

    The Brotherhood of Fatherhood

    This one's for the Dads. Hear about fishless fishing expeditions and whale-less whale watches, and mountains that we cannot climb due to sinus pressure. Plus Dad School and the horror of my Dad's Birds and the Bees talk.

    • 33 min
    Sunday Best

    Sunday Best

    This episode we're putting on our Sunday best, stories that is. Hear about the "embarassing bell incident" and random surprise funerals when I was an altar boy, the pageantry of midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, and a rare recording of the "Blessing of the Corned Beef and Cabbage" from a St. Bridget's Church St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance circa 1975.

    • 29 min
    S2E2 Bonus Track "Virtual Agency Tour"

    S2E2 Bonus Track "Virtual Agency Tour"

    Here's a bonus track that didn't quite make it onto S2E2 Work, Work, Work. Recently I took some prospective clients on a tour of the home office space of my virtual ad agency. It didn't go quite as well as I'd hoped. Several of my kids, I mean younger staff are somewhat to blame.

    • 6 min
    Work, Work, Work.

    Work, Work, Work.

    Stories about work, and home, and working from home. A rare recording from 1978 of a phone call to my mom at work, from her loving and somewhat belligerent children. The strange but true story of that time I really, really annoyed heavyweight champion George Foreman. Plus those pesky work distractions at home and the odd coincidence of my Dad and I both losing our jobs at about the same age.

    • 32 min
    Dog Tales

    Dog Tales

    This week, I'm telling stories all about our friendly four legged friends. Hear about how my Dad secretly ordered a puppy from a magazine ad in the early 1940's, the video that proved to us exactly how tolerant our dog Tilda is and the cautionary tale about our German shepherd Madeline. Plus from the advertising files, hear about a disastrous Memorial Day TV spot I did, and some thoughts on Memorial Day 2021.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

mikemcp1960 ,

Very funny and well written

This is a terrific podcast, very funny and well produced. Wil may be the true successor to Jean Shepherd (who wrote A Christmas Story, among other classics). Many of the episodes will remind you of events in your own life, but with a witty narrator there to put things in perspective. Highly recommended!

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nghtlight ,

Great Podcast!

Well produced, funny and great storytelling. Every episode is relatable for me - so much so, and told in such good detail, that I find myself finishing some of Wil’s sentences because at times I feel like he’s telling my story.

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