Keepin' It Real (Opinion)

Fridays at 7:45am and 4:44pm
  • Hosted by Cam Marston

Host Cam Marston brings us fun weekly commentaries (opinion pieces) on generational and demographic trends to provide new ways to interpret the changing world around us. You can learn more about Cam and his research at generationalinsights.com.

Theme music: "Tchfunkta" by Stanton Moore featuring Charlie Hunter and Skerik

In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us how addicted he is to being busy. And how ridiculous it all is... 

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us the results of his wife’s Covid test and what he’s learned since. The refrigerator, he says, is still outside...   

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston and is family are under a pre-emptive Covid quarantine and they’ve quickly picked up where they left off in the spring. Cam says, it’s not going well...

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In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares the most helpless and frustrating feeling he gets regularly, and how the list of items that people might die without should now include the internet... 

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In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares his analysis of the week’s news, and the never ending bickering and one-upmanship between Republicans and Democrats...   

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In today's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about a behavior he can't stop, eventhough he knows it's bad for him...

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston says there are a few characteristics that are supposed to make humans smarter than other creatures. His dog can pick up these up resonably well. His kids - not so much

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston says that he doesn’t think our current generation of leaders are capable of solving today’s problems. People are right - it's time for somebody to do something, but it won’t be us...      

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In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us that so much change in such a short amount of time is wearing him out. He’s struggling...       

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In this week’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston remembers the lessons he learned when he joined a workout boot camp five years ago and the importance of those lessons today...     

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In times of crisis, we find it easy to create false idols. In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston evaluates whether his first cup of coffee each day has become an idol for him...   

In today’s Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston explains why he's never been asked to give a commencement speech at a high school graduation - probably because it would sound like this... 

In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston remembers one of the most fun nights out on the town he’s ever had... 

In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us some perspective on why “kids these days” don’t remind us of ourselves when we were their age.

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In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston remembers the days of long ago, when he drove his kids to school, and how the music he played for them is still with them today...   

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In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston describes the subtleties of throwing chickens, with accuracy, while being pulled down the street…   

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In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston does his best to explain Mardi Gras, which gets into full swing today through Tuesday. It’s a big deal, he says, because it’s so frivolous...

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In this week’s Keepin’ it Real commentary, Cam Marston offers insights into keeping Valentine’s Day commitments manageable. And he hopes his daughter is tuning in...   

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In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam tells us about Joe the fisherman, who he met at a bar in Edenton, North Carolina. It was a conversation Cam won’t soon forget...

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In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston discusses the decline in household purchasing power of the Generation X male... 

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In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about his father’s surprise birthday party at the Bradford store in Dickenson, Ala. and how he kind of envies what his father has created for himself...       

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In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston shares the story of one of his most memorable Christmas mornings and how its memory generates a good bit of Christmas stress...

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In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston discusses the euphemisms he and his wife have created to disguise the fact that what they’re really doing is having fun...  

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In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston obeys the happiness experts and counts his blessings. He says it works. He really does feel better... 

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In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston laments the fact that we can share some personal and private information with friends and family. But talk politics? No way. Absolutely no way...

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In today’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston truly, truly thinks he’s an OK guy except, it seems, when he’s in his car...

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston gives us some insight into his upcoming Thanksgiving travel plans and offers tips on airport etiquette. Simply put: smile and let it roll...

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In this week's Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us how he’s stimulating his clients’ thinking to try to help them predict the future and what he hopes the future holds for himself...

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On this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about how he commits more sins in the 90 minutes before church every Sunday morning than he does the entire rest of the week…

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In this week's Keepin' It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us about some comments an economist made at a conference and how they got his mind spinning...

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