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 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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On this week's Keepin' It Real, Cam Marston tells us of a simple and straightforward question he’s asked his wife that gets the most amazing reaction: Is that what you’re wearing?...

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On this edition of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston offers insight into the world of veterinarians based on research he conducted to prepare for a conference…

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On this week’s episode of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston tells us the story of a coach who had started acting like his players. Or, maybe, it was the opposite. Either way, it led to disappointment…

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On this week’s Keepin' It Real, Cam Marston tells us about the first golf tournament he’s ever played in and how well he fit in - unfortunately…       

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In this week’s Keepin’ It Real commentary, Cam Marston tells us that the frustration, anger and deep disappointment he’s feeling is his reminder that he’s still alive…

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On this week’s episode of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston talks about DNA testing and whether he should swab his children’s mouths to deter them from being criminals…

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On this week’s segment of Keepin’ It Real, Cam Marston asserts that at the end of long roads are cities full of people who are, well, a bit kooky. And he speaks from experience…

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On this week’s Keepin’ it Real, Cam Marston offers his opinions on reality TV binge watching by the women in his home that has taken over the household… 

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On this edition of “Keepin’ it Real,” Cam Marston introduces us to a couple of hardworking neighborhood boys who are learning important, lifelong lessons at an early age…         

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On this week’s episode of “Keepin’ It Real,” Cam Marston tells us about the passing of a powerful woman who had a lot to do with the man he is today…  

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