The Brandonian Doctrine is 1 year old

When I was a kid, one of my favorite gadgets was a tape recorder. I remember starting with reading stories and other content, but I migrated to creating my own content. I used to interview family members. I was creating fake newscasts before those became a real thing. 

Apparently, I had a penchant for coming up with oddball ideas with my strange sense of humor. My older brother Bill coined the term for these musings: The Brandonian Doctrine.

When I got the first iPhone in 2007, one of my favorite apps was the voice recorder. It was so easy to hit play and record snippets and to share them with other people. I’ve been doing this for many years because it’s actually fun for me. I enjoy recording, and I enjoy listening to the recordings because I crack myself up. 

Up until now, I have only shared these clips with a small audience of friends. I send them clips because I think they’ll get a kick out of them. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. It doesn’t matter as long as I find them funny.

Sometimes I get so caught up in being productive, self-improvement, and trying to get out of The Matrix that I don’t do much of anything just for the fun of it. I want to change that.

Today I am launching what I refer to as a micro podcast called The Brandonian Doctrine. I think now is as good a time as any to try to add a little humor into the world. Each episode will be very short (between 30 seconds and 1 minute), and I will publish them as the ideas come to me. 

As Tony Robbins says, “Complexity is the enemy of execution.” I’m not even using my fancy microphone set-up. I am not doing take after take after take to get the perfect one. I am using my iPhone and the Anchor platform to quickly publish these recordings. 

I’m doing this for the fun of it. If nobody else is listening that’s okay because I am.


It is hard to believe, but I published the first episode of The Brandonian Doctrine exactly one year ago. It started as an experiment to see just how easy it is to create a podcast. certainly makes it easy to combine clips and publish episodes.

I have 106 official episodes. I say official because in February I started a Telegram channel where I post official episodes as well as unpublished B-sides and outtakes that are not available anywhere else. The Brandonian Doctrine was created for an audience of one--me. As long as I keep myself entertained, I will still record episodes when inspiration strikes.

Happy Easter everybody, otherwise known as "I'm just here to see the show!"
Happy 1 year anniversary Brandonian Doctrine! I remember the night before episode 1, sitting in my living room. You said you were going to start, and I knew you would. It's provided many laughs, has made me recount good memories, and has even earned you a few crazy, crazy's.  Here we are a year later.  A lot has changed in that year, but your consistency is always inspiring.  Here's to another year of the Brandonian Doctrine. 
2021-04-04 23:31:33
Man this is the type of writing I love! Thanks for sharing this. 

2021-04-05 13:51:04