Announcing Swizzbold!

Cecily, Jim, and me are excited to announce something we've been working on behind the scenes; Swizzbold! Swizzbold is conceived to be a political, social, and lifestyle branch of content, to keep Bald Move focused on pop culture. Swizzbold is a completely separate entity from Bald Move, with myself, Cecily and Jim being each 1/3 owners of Swizzbold, LLC.

It launches with two shows on an alternating every other week schedule. Three Right Turns, a political show I'll be hosting, will be released every other Monday. One Weird Trick is a lifestyle/advice podcast Cecily and I will be hosting, and will release the Mondays that 3RT doesn't. Jim will be doing the production and engineering. The feeds are up right now with a short promo for each, if you're keen on them feel free to subscribe now!

We'll be doing this limited schedule throughout 2019, because we're super busy with Bald Move and don't want to take away from that. We will expand if there is interest, and reduce/eliminate if it isn't. I imagine there will be a lot of cross talk initially, but our plan is to eventually push political/cultural content over to reddit.com/r/swizzbold, or if things go well, host our own forum similar to this one. There are a few reasons for this.

One, we acknowledge that even if you're very interested and engaged in politics, you appreciate a break now and then, and having politics discussed in an otherwise apolitical space is not ideal from that angle. Secondly, a lot of arguments and disagreements that happen in the politics threads spills out and causes wider animosity among the community. I'm not saying some of that animosity isn't warranted, but it kind of sucks that Bald Move isn't a place where like, 2009 A.Ron couldn't come to and ask good faith questions without getting their heads bit off. Swizzbold can be that place. Finally, as Bald Move has more overtly taken sides because of the political landscape in America, and the kind of community we wanted to build, I feel like our ability to attract and engage an audience that might be persuaded to listen to occasional tangential political discussion as it is encouraged by very non-political shows like Mr. Robot, The Watchmen, The Deuce, etc, is compromised. We can keep it light and breezy on Bald Move, provide some new thoughts here and there, and lure interested/engaged people to the sewers of Swizzbold, like Pennywise the clown.

So that's Swizzbold. Very excited to see where it goes!
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  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Very excited for the politics podcast! I'll be checking out all three.
    Travisdarthcaedus1138
  • Very cool. Was wondering what ever happened to the idea of the 'ARon and Cecily talk about random stuff' podcast, and looks like instead of quietly going away you turned it into a whole new company  :)


    JaimieTMichelle
  • S-weet! I found and subscribed to Three Right Turns in my Overcast app but can't find One Weird Trick. It doesn't come up searching for that title or Swizzbold. 
  • I subscribed to 3RT on Apple, can’t find One Weird Trick there either.

    Is the idea for these to be ad-supported, and if so is there any partnership for BM members or opportunity to support Swizzbold separately?
    Travis
  • Congrats on the new development, guys. I'm really excited to check them out.
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    LordBy said:
    I subscribed to 3RT on Apple, can’t find One Weird Trick there either.

    Is the idea for these to be ad-supported, and if so is there any partnership for BM members or opportunity to support Swizzbold separately?
    Yeah, I imagine eventually there will be ads and probably a way to get insider content and support like Patreon. It depends on how it goes.
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    shakabry said:
    S-weet! I found and subscribed to Three Right Turns in my Overcast app but can't find One Weird Trick. It doesn't come up searching for that title or Swizzbold. 
    This all just spun up, it might take a bit for it all to propagate through the net. Especially since it's all new everything, from the servers to the feeds.
    shakabrymjmullady
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Swizzbold
    We all float down here

    Dope! Looking forward to it!
    A_Ron_Hubbardpollyseeds
  • GrahamGraham Grand Rapids, MI
    The Bald Move Empire expands. Congrats!
  • @A_Ron_Hubbard
    Probably not entirely the purpose of 3RT but now that swizzbold exists I’d like to have a friendly argument with you about automation and the future of the US workforce on there sometime given that I am currently doing that sort of work. 
    Flukes
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    That's definitely in the wheelhouse! I would like to evolve 3RT into something I can have people on to actually chat with, is that something you'd like to do?
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I have never been more excited for anything in my life. And that’s including the birth of my child. 
    MattyWeavesMurderbearA_Ron_HubbardChinaskiGrahamGredalBeeFlukescdriveOpusWhoshakabryand 8 others.
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    The super-secret project is revealed! I'm really excited for this!

    As a left-leaner living in a conservative stronghold, I can't wait to dive into 3RT.
    A_Ron_Hubbardrustywright4Travis
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Super excited for this! :smile:   Congrats on the new venture!  :heart:
  • I enjoy Swizz Beatz and Swiss Rolls, so this should be epic!
    CretanBullMurderbearCecilyFlukesMichelleGraham
  • 3 RT sounds like something Aron has wanted to do for a long time. It be should fun, stimulating, and Reflective. I appreciate that Aron talks about the person he was in 2009. So often we hear people opinions but we don’t hear them talk about the process and evolution to get there. All the years Ive been a BM devotee, Aron has been completely up front about the person he was, the person he is now, and everything (well almost) that happened in between. Based on the title of the podcast, Im hoping it will be as much about how we get to our views instead just the views in a vacuum. 
    Travismostlywright
  • great news!
  • MrXMrX CO
    edited November 5
    FYI the announcement episode image for 3RT on my feed is for One Weird Trick:


    Travis
  • Kela15Kela15 Malta, Europe
    Great news! This is something I've been hoping would come about. Just in case you should need any input / research on events in Europe for any possible future shows just let me know. Well done
    A_Ron_Hubbard
  • super excited!
  • Congrats on all of your hard work paying off!
  • Great news , am a 100% on board for a political show . Of course as long as I don't hear the words " Pete Buttigieg is the answer " I kid I kid of course 
    CretanBull
  • Alright @A_Ron_Hubbard we better be getting a post-election podcast ... y'all are right across the river from Kentucky, you must have some insight into the big race of the night!
    MurderbearFlukesvisi0nrustywright4
  • Does Swizzbold require a subscription or are BM members already subscribed?
    Kela15
  • edited November 6
    I'm here for all three of these new shows but I'll be pushing 3RT's in particular to the top of my pod feed.Some of my all-time favorite conversations from lunches or TV pods have been politically driven. I have recently thought about asking if you would ever consider doing a political/social issues pod but I have been reluctant to say so in feedback or in lunch Q's for your A's because you guys seem so busy and I don't want to ask for more than you might have time to deliver. You given any thought to book recommendations as part of this pod? (Maybe Audible would support the pod?) I am usually on the lookout for insightful Audible listens to help me be better informed on important current issues. Thanks for churning out kick-ass content on the regular!
    ---Steve
    A_Ron_Hubbard
  • Does the name Swizzbold have an origin story like Bald Move did?
    Cecilygjames80
  • edited November 6
    Good idea- I for one don’t love a lot of politics in my BM podcasts. Good luck on the new venture- hope it does not become an echo chamber.
    rhcoop
  • My image for  the 3RT episode was also for OWT, but then after it played it changed to a 3RT image, and then after that I made it reload from RSS feed and it changed to 3RT. I have no idea if there was a glitch in Podcast Addict or what...
  • This is great!  I hope you can continue to pepper in some lighter politics in the non-political podcasts to help ease people into challenging their thinking.
    Murderbear
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