Episode 45: Surprise Second Guest (featuring Dan Woods and Adrian Bernard)
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
Two guys making their way through their twenties and life in New York City.
Dan Woods and Adrian Bernard are two high school buds who have reconnected after college and are both navigating their way through their twenties and the Big Apple. While they are similar in certain ways, they are also very different, that's what makes them good friends - and it is evident in their banter.
This episode was originally supposed to just feature Dan Woods. Dan and I went to school together, where we were swimming teammates and fraternity brothers - shout out Lambda Chi Alpha (we actually have a good explanation of fraternity life at the end of the episode)! When I dialed in to hit record, Dan informed me that he was not "interesting enough" to have a solo episode so he had his friend Adrian here with him.
It took me off guard, but the result was awesome. Dan and Adrian had a great back and forth and it was fun to dive into topics like what it's like to have to 'swipe right' to find a date, the hustle of establishing yourself in a career and how the future can seem daunting.
Their back and forth reminded me of that time in my life and spending time with my good friends. Gotta love the early twenties.
Since there were two of them, I couldn't follow my naming logic for the episode using the guest's three words.
Dan's three words were "Let It Be" - our first repeat, which was cool. Alex Peck back in Episode 10 had the same outlook. This perfectly fits Dan's laid back vibe.
Adrian's three were "Enjoy The Suck." Which makes sense with his football background and his journey between the US and Canada for college.
I think everyone will be able to relate to where Dan and Adrian are in their lives, whether you're there yourself or can remember when you were in their shoes. Enjoy!