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First off, I loved that this was only 18 minutes - definitely doable over solo lunch 👍🏻. Secondly and more importantly, it was a great story and I vote for more of these with Todd. I agree that it’s a much more natural storytelling vibe when you can riff with someone who knows you well but who also has their own kind of audio “presence.”

More, please! 🙏🏻🫶🏻

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Oct 26, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

You sound much more comfortable in this podcast format. Keep it up!

The barber thought you were the 4 year old version of "The Emperor's New Clothes" .

Not only did airlines allow smoking in the old days before the idiocy of smoking and non smoking sections, my parents used to come home with mini packs of cigarettes that the airlines gave out to passengers.

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I've never hit a like button with more conviction.

This was so great, Michael. You've 100% found your vehicle.

We should all be so lucky to have a "Todd" in our lives. Looking forward to hearing more from both of you! 💜🥂

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I loved this!! More, please!! (Oh, dang, yes, smoking used to be everywhere. Everywhere!)

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I’m now wondering if Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell are massive rivals 🤣

This is such a great story!!! Anger management for getting a haircut 🤣🤣 I love the visual of the old school barber shop. Just great storytelling Michael!!

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Listened to this while making breakfast this morning - realized it's the first time I ever heard your voice. Didn't realize we have so much in common - my wife is actually my barber too. It's a lot less work since I am bald, so she just joyrides on my head with a T-Liner. I can't help but notice how you pronounce "adult" - I guess that must be because we are on different sides of the country.

Anyway, I wrote a story on going bald, a barber who cut my hair with a pizza in his hand, and how my wife is the first barber I dared to lock eyes with. I think you might like it! I hope it's okay I am sharing this, if not please feel free to delete this comment.

https://raisingmyles.substack.com/p/barbers-hairlines-and-balding?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

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Congratulations on launching a podcast! Great first story. I love the format of storytelling mixed with live commentary.

I was a local child actor and during a voice over gig, and I, too, lectured an annoyed actor who smoked that smoking was bad for him. But I’m awed you got to interact with George Burns. As a kid, I listened to old episodes of Burns and Allen on cassette!

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I Subscribed. That was awesome, Michael. You sound exactly as I had imagined you would.

Thinking of haircuts, the world’s worst haircuts are consistently given by Supercuts. That is true across the entire franchise and across all eras. I went there in my twenties, & had to go to a different place to fix the mess they made. I swore I’d never go back, but went again in my thirties and they were horrible again. Still not having learned my lesson I tried again in my 40s. I know, shame on me.

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I listened to it while driving! Like a true podcast !

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Oct 26, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

When I was a kid our family doctor smoked, even while treating us. I only remember going to see him when a poison ivy rash was making me crazy. He would give me a steroid shot. I developed a fear of needles. But I outgrew it, today I got my flu & covid booster shot. Oh what a big girl am I.

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Love the format for your podcast with your buddy Todd. Kudos to you!

As far as you acting career goes....I guess you could say it went up in smoke.😁

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Oct 25, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

“A Swiss Army knife of a production” may be the most accurate description of my husband I’ve ever read. Also, this podcast positively rules.

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Hilarious. Excellent. I love this podcast, and I'm a really tough audience. Minor note, that intro is going to get old fast if you plan to do it before every show. You tell a really good story! 👍

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Are encounters like this the reason Christina cuts your hair now? Is there anything that woman can't do? She's my hero. Great story, Michael

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