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Episode 151 The IntelleXual Podcast


David, on the day his mother returns home from the hospital to begin her EOL on hospice care, looks back and tells what he knows of how his parents met.

Happy Thanksgiving from David S. Dawson

David's 12 Things He Is Thankful For

IntelleXual Entertainment

The IntelleXual Network is now intelleXual entertainment.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As 2014 comes to a close I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year and all the craziness that has happened to myself and my friends here at The IntelleXual.

Let’s Laugh at Babies with Eyebrows

Babies with eyebrows drawn on "wins the internet!"

Saying Yes is the Hard Part

It has been one wild year for me so far. Personally and professionally I have tried to do something I haven't done in a long time. I am saying "Yes" to me. What does that mean exactly? It means not putting the brakes on my ambitions and my dreams. It means not allowing myself to succumb to my inner fears and doubts.

Thrilla In Manila

David and Steve spend their final night in the Philippines with David's Uncle Long! It's a fun Napoleon Brandy fueled podcast!

Last Night in Kalibo

David and Steve are nearing the end of their journey. Listen to their thoughts as they are preparing to leave Kalibo and the provinces and return to Manila for their final days in the Philippines!

Boracay Sunset

Steve and I have greatly enjoyed our time in Boracay. Steve has said numerous times that this is the most beautiful place he has ever been in his entire life. That's quite an endorsement. It's definitely one of my top 5.

Halfway Through – Podcast

David and Steve have reached the halfway point in their journey through the Philippines. They take stock on the trip so far and their thoughts on the people and the country so far.

Happy Valentines Day from the Philippines

Happy Valentines Day to everyone back stateside. We had a great time here in Kalibo. We slept in, I got a pedicure (needed badly due to an ingrown nail) and then we spent the evening at this amazing restaurant near the beach where they catch your dinner in the local river and then cook it up and serve it to you. The fish was amazing! Here are some photos!

Kalibo – Halfway Point of Journey

Driving through the province hasn't been all that different from driving through the urban areas of Manila. Everywhere you go the suffering of people who survive on next to nothing is very apparent. The shanty towns of Manila give way to the shanties in the fields. But the living conditions are the the same... appalling.

Bizarre Foods

The IntelleXual on the Road is in the Philippines! David and Steve are on the journey of a lifetime as David visits his family in the Philippines for the first time in 30 years and Steve takes his first ever trip outside of the confines of the continental US. In this episode the boys try a bunch of Filipino foods they wouldn't have tried at home!

40th Anniversary – Paco Park, Philippines

For my mom, Paco Park was truly an oasis within the city. A place of refuge. Her happy place. Within the walls, amongst the funeral niches of fallen Filipino heroes, she found hope and comfort. It is no wonder that when she was facing the choice of where to get married she chose Paco Park.

Carlota’s 59th Birthday in the Philippines

David celebrated his Mother's 59th birthday in the Philippines with her.

Balut, Sweat and Tears!

So far 2014 has become the year of firsts for me. First time getting a passport. First time traveling outside the country. First time going through customs, the first time setting foot on foreign soil, first time getting a mani-pedi, (clear polish if you were going to ask) And, first time eating balut.

Bakit Why? Balut?

David and Steve are truly global podcasters now. Their premiere episode of The IntelleXual On The Road has them discussing flying on the Hello Kitty plane, their first day in the Philippines and Steve's adventuresome spirit leading him to downing a balut. It's a very yummy podcast from the other side of the Pacific!

EVA Flight 01 – LAX to TPE

We weren't sure what we were getting when we purchased the tickets on EVA Air. What we've found is my favorite airline. It's a good start to the journey!

Island Time

I'm going with my Mom and with one of my closest friends and co-host of my podcasts Steve Schwartz. He's nearly 50 years old and has never been outside of the U.S. for anything. Between my Mom being unpredictable because of her battle with liver cirrhosis and Steve's inexperience in traveling internationally this is going to be one interesting trip.

Fighting the Jitters

The IntelleXual was given an opportunity to speak with former American Idol contestant Allison Iraheta, and the legendary Martha Davis of The Motels. I was so excited to have the opportunity to get our first big celebrity interviews for the shows. But I was incredibly anxious about it.

Two weeks until the Philippines

In about two weeks I will be leaving the United States behind on a very long flight across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. I will be leaving behind most of my close family (Mom's coming with) and my friends and all of the things I've grown up with in Southern California.

Rodman Goes Korean

How does Dennis Rodman visiting North Korea matter? Can celebrities just do whatever they want politically?

Farewell 2013

2013 has been an interesting year for me. It wasn't a bad year, certainly nothing like so many of the years in the early 2000s. In fact, it is probably the first truly solid year I've experienced in quite a long time.