Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca

Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca
Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca is a loosely formatted self-improvement podcast dedicated to exploring matters of the Spirit and getting Bob friends. After suffering from numerous mental and physical ailments (mostly self-diagnosed) throughout his life Bob decided to make a change. Mr. Ducca invites you to join him on his Journey of radical self discovery as he attempts to conquer his inner demons and find people to hang out with. Each week Bob will interview experts in the fields of medicine, spirituality, psycho-therapy and the occult. By exposing his hopes, fears, detailed lists of ailments and the results of self-help exercises Bob hopes to share where he is on his life’s Journey and by extension demystify the process for others. Raw interactions with support group friends and ex-lovers as well as medical product reviews will further illuminate what true Personal Growth looks like. Who know? Maybe you’ll want to join Bob on this Journey…or maybe you’ll just want to hang out. That would be nice t

223 Releasing the Bully (w/ Ed Helms)
May 6, 2015 • 44 min
It’s finally time for Bob to claim the pain and despair caused by his childhood bully Barto Lundstrum (Ed Helms). Bob confronts Barto about their past scuffles and moves forward to learn how Barto’s new energy drink company “Motor Juice” has been treating…
222 Strike Back (w/ Rob Huebel)
Apr 29, 2015 • 61 min
After making a series of questionable investments in such enterprises as Jetflix and Quinoaffles, Bob talks to his financial advisor and self-defense instructor Dick Butterfield (Rob Huebel) about how to get out of a financial hole. Later, Dick shares the…
221 Listening Club (w/ Brian Huskey)
Apr 22, 2015 • 58 min
On a special episode of Affirmation Nation, Bob is joined by his spiritual enemy Vernon M. (Brian Huskey) to work out their differences through the power of listening. They’ll identify their issues, participate in a counting exercise, and do some role…
220 Psycho Cabaret (w/ Jackie Clarke, John Flynn)
Apr 15, 2015 • 55 min
Terri Shiavo (Jackie Clarke) and Terri Mounchhousand (John Flynn) are a visionary couple behind the movement of cabaret and dramatic theater. They join Bob to help him navigate through this community as they speak on spotlight and chair work, what is in…
219 A.R.I.T. (w/ Brandon Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas)
Apr 8, 2015 • 62 min
Bob is ecstatic about welcoming Greg Mills (Brandon Johnson), CEO and founder of Age Related Interracial Transitioning to speak on his revolutionary movement. They’ll discuss Greg’s practice of pairing young male ethnic individuals with high power older…
218 Lucid Dreaming (w/ Paul Scheer)
Apr 1, 2015 • 42 min
Bob has been plagued with intense dreams lately and shares his thoughts on the Dream Realm before welcoming Lucid Dream expert Phil Garvin (Paul Scheer) to help him with his nightmares. They’ll discuss the ability to be able to control your actions while…
217 AcroSage Barefoot Boogie (w/ Will Hines)
Mar 25, 2015 • 54 min
Bob shines a light on a new friendship he has gained with his special guest Donald Nills (Will Hines), an assistant manager of the night shift at CVS as well as an AcroSage massage therapist. Donald tells us about how he found the transformational and…
216 Being Your Own Parent (w/ Erin Gibson, Jason Mantzoukas)
Mar 18, 2015 • 59 min
Bob finds himself in the rare position to help his special guest Melissa Staple (Erin Gibson) raise awareness on the new movement of being your inner parent. Melissa tells us about how she discovered her inner parent philosophy, why you should release…
215 Pleiadian Light Beings (w/ Suzi Barrett)
Mar 11, 2015 • 49 min
Bob is given the chance to speak to extraterrestrial light beings with the help of channeler & medium Leni (Suzi Barrett) formerly known as Debbie Davis. We’ll learn how Leni gained the ability to contact the Pleiadians, the most disturbing and uplifting…
214 Sound Healing Therapy (w/ Mary Holland, Jason Mantzoukas
Mar 4, 2015 • 55 min
Bob gives thanks to some of the famous Blues people who have given him and so many others so much solace before welcoming Sound Healing Therapy expert Susan Windchime (Mary Holland) to the show. They engage in some Sound Healing Therapy which helps Bob…
213 Mindfulness: Living in the Moment (w/ Nick Wiger)
Feb 25, 2015 • 52 min
Bob decides to conquer his recent issues with time by debuting a poem called Father Time and then welcoming Dr. Hemmet Squirtle (Nick Wiger), renowned Professor of Mindfulness at Valencia City College. They discuss how to get yourself in the moment, some…
212 Deny Indulge (w/ Charlie Sanders, Jason Mantzoukas)
Feb 18, 2015 • 54 min
Bob is back from his Gentleman’s hotel to bring you an insightful chat with Melvin Zander, an up and coming force in the self-help community. Melvin shares his personal journey which has lead him to his wonderful self-help program, Deny Indulge, a program…
211 Depresskimos
Jan 14, 2015 • 17 min
Bob begins burning off the fumes of dealing with family over the holidays as he makes an important announcement about the future of the show and shares the types of and reasons for suicide as classified in the Bob Ducca Statistical Manual for Mental…
210 Holistic Movie Reviews (w/ Jon Daly, Jason Mantzoukas)
Jan 7, 2015 • 56 min
Bob brings in the new year in a healthy way by welcoming Holistic movie reviewer Nurgen Shirley. Nurgen speaks on tantric love making, how movies are like different colors, the importance of tiny fun mantras, and leaves us with some much needed movie…
209 Christmas Ailments LIVE from UCB-Sunset (w/ Nate Corddry)
Dec 31, 2014 • 10 min
Bob is stricken with the Christmas spirit this holiday season and joins Nate Corddry LIVE from UCB-Sunset to share some of the Christmas ailments he suffers from as a special gift to you all.
208 Making Love to the Moon (w/ Sarah Burns)
Dec 17, 2014 • 42 min
Things get heated as Bob welcomes Dr. Camille Goodman, author of Making Love to the Moon. Bob & Camille find their attraction levels rise as they talk about having physical encounters with the moon, how astrologic positions effect people’s love life, and…
207 Angel Scholar (w/ Brian Huskey)
Dec 10, 2014 • 32 min
When Bob’s interview guest doesn’t show up he goes on an emotional journey with engineer Brett. He must dig within himself and into the archives to share an interview with special guest MP, a renowned angel scholar/communicator. They’ll talk about how MP…
206 The San Diego Mindset (w/ Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas)
Dec 3, 2014 • 43 min
Bob is excited to have his friend and eating expert Sandy join him to talk about his ground breaking movement “The San Diego Mindset,” indulge in his San Diego diet, challenge some of the popular conceptions within the new age community, and to play a…
205 S.M.A.S.H. (w/ Owen Burke, Jason Mantzoukas)
Nov 26, 2014 • 59 min
Private citizen Trent Dobkin joins Bob to talk about being a man, being the ruler of your own destiny, dressing well, advice on meeting the perfect lady, and to break down his 5 point plan S.M.A.S.H. Later, Bob calls up Trent to give a follow up on taking…
204 Tijuana Skin Grafts (w/ Nate Corddry, Jason Mantzoukas)
Nov 19, 2014 • 37 min
Old friend and self-help entrepreneur Deshaun Topcockler joins Bob to tell us all about the healing ways of Reiki, his adopted at risk teen son, how his life has changed after becoming a big time practitioner, and to practice some Reiki on Bob.
203 Why Not (w/ Brian Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas)
Nov 12, 2014 • 43 min
World renowned self-help author and life coach Lloyd Betin joins Bob for a life changing episode where they discuss his latest book and movement “Why Not,” Lloyd’s early adoption of “why not,” negative feedback, the true meaning of a (k)not, and to do…
202 Past Life Regression (w/ Dannah Phirman)
Nov 5, 2014 • 43 min
Healer Persephone Goldstein joins Bob for a very loaded episode in which they discuss past life regression, sensual goddess pottery, assaulting spirits, the term Sit Shiva, their past deeply electric relationship, and to read Bob’s aura. Plus, Bob shares…
201 New Beginnings (w/ June Diane Raphael)
Oct 1, 2014 • 46 min
Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca has returned. Join Bob as he shares the tools, techniques, practices, and people he encounters on his spiritual journey past and present. Our theme this episode is new beginnings, Bob is back to tell us about his most…
144 Truckstop Blues
Feb 29, 2012 • 3 min
As Bob tries to navigate his way back home from Denver, he checks in from a truck stop with tales to tell.
143 Via Voicemail Pt. 2
Feb 27, 2012 • 1 min
Enjoy this simple little ditty from Bob Ducca as he continues on his journey home from Denver.
142 Via Voicemail
Feb 24, 2012 • 2 min
Bob is on the road and without his trusty pharmacist by his side, he has fallen ill to some Colorado-specific ailments. For instance…
141 Rhymes With Belly
Feb 22, 2012 • 3 min
This week Bob is outsourcing his affirmation to a talented songwriter who I think we all know and love. Belly, if you’re listening, you know where to find Bob.
140 Astro Illnesses
Feb 20, 2012 • 2 min
Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might be spared from your devastating plagues and ailments tonight.
139 Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Feb 17, 2012 • 2 min
This week, we leave you with a poem telling an important message about self-esteem and respect. As you go about your day today, don’t be so hard on yourself!
138 Diabetic Foods
Feb 15, 2012 • 1 min
This week’s Affirmation Nation is for anyone suffering from diabetes and worried they’ll never be able to enjoy their favorite treats again. Here are just a few mouth-watering, insulin-moderating dishes for you to consider. Thanks Whitney!
137 Valentine’s Day
Feb 13, 2012 • 1 min
Saint Valentine has been torturing the world’s lonely people for over 1500 years, but that ends now! Bob has some hopeful wishes and inspirational lyrics that are far more valuable than any chocolate sampler or wilted carnation. Happy Valentine’s Day.
136 Crutch Pouch Miracles
Feb 10, 2012 • 4 min
The easy access Universal Crutch Pouch gets more than a brisk review in today’s Affirmation Nation.
135 Cold Remedies
Feb 8, 2012 • 2 min
Just because you don’t have health insurance doesn’t mean you must be resigned to illness! This cold and flu season let Dr. Ducca let you in on some secrets to staying clear and breathing without labor.
134 Inner Teenager
Feb 6, 2012 • 3 min
Talking to teens isn’t always easy, no matter how “real” or “not-pretend” they are. Here is an exercise to help you chat with the kiddo in your life with ease!
133 Love Jealousy
Feb 3, 2012 • 2 min
Not often do we get to hear from our listeners “across the pond” but this week we get a letter straight from the icy woodlands of Norway. Apparently the scenic countryside isn’t enough to suppress feelings of romantic inadequacy.
132 Flipswitchers
Feb 1, 2012 • 6 min
Today’s episode of Affirmation Nation is all about Flipswitchers, or Friendly Little Incentives Presented So We Instantly Think, uh…man, Bob is so much better at this than I am!
131 Body Snacks
Jan 30, 2012 • 1 min
Are you hungry for a snack break? Let Bob tantalize your taste buds with some of his favorite ways to chow down.
130 Behind The Scenes
Jan 25, 2012 • 15 min
I’ve heard of “Behind the Music” but “Behind the PODCAST?” That’s just crazy
129 Hello: A Poem
Jan 23, 2012 • 2 min
The animal kingdom is ripe with inspiration. Some of the finest works of art were inspired by our furry little friends, and I think you’ll agree that today’s poem belongs in that classification. Say hello to Hello: A Poem.
128 Sound Poem: Bob Gets Ready
Jan 20, 2012 • 7 min
A candid tape recording of Bob’s morning ritual.
127 Nutrition
Jan 18, 2012 • 2 min
An apple a day keeps the doctor away….depending on how that apple is prepared, by whom, and under what pretense.
126 Letter from Ibraham
Jan 16, 2012 • 2 min
We’ve had listener letters before, but they’ve never been as exotic and exciting as today’s gem! Listen and try to contain your excitement as Bob is offered the opportunity of a lifetime!
125 Isolation Tanks
Jan 13, 2012 • 3 min
Are Isolation Tanks right for you? And by “you” I mean listener Paul Prince. Find out as Bob answers yet another listener letter.
124 Road Food
Jan 11, 2012 • 2 min
The convenience store dinner. We’ve all had it, but I doubt any of us have made a feast of it the way Bob has. Just listen!
123 Bob’s Travelogue
Jan 9, 2012 • 3 min
Usually after a vacation, you’d invite your friends over to look at pictures from the trip. Seeing as that is impossible for a number of reasons, here we have a monologue regarding Bob’s travels: A travelogue if you will.
122 Bob’s Voicemail Pt. 3
Jan 6, 2012 • 4 min
If you spent the past month singing Christmas Carols, than there is a good chance that you’ve been infected by one of the many music-based disorders from which Bob suffers. Thank you Ben for your letter. Ben, huh…that reminds me of a song…
121 Bob’s Voicemail Pt. 2
Jan 4, 2012 • 3 min
Well, late is better than never! With Bob out on the road he couldn’t share this New Year’s Eve poem until after the fact. I think we can all forgive him, considering the circumstances.
120 Bob’s Voicemail
Jan 2, 2012 • 4 min
If you think Affirmation Nation would go on hold for Bob to celebrate the holidays, than you are mistaken! Today Bob calls in with an update on his holiday activity and the fuel he is using to keep them going, if you know what I mean.
119 New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 30, 2011 • 2 min
Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Thank you all for listening to Affirmation Nation this year. You’ve all been really kind!
118 Toenail Clippings
Dec 28, 2011 • 3 min
We have a true return to form this episode as Bob debuts yet another of his beautiful poems. Talk about a great belated Christmas present!
117 Holiday Friends
Dec 26, 2011 • 3 min
All the tinsel and eggnog in the world can’t measure up to a friendly hug when you’re in need. Thank you to all the friends who lent their support to Bob this holiday season.
116 Winter Prayer
Dec 23, 2011 • 4 min
Christmas is just around the corner and Bob’s gift to you is a multi-denominational winter prayer that embraces all faith systems and all theological identities. Happy Holidays!
115 Family Fun Films
Dec 21, 2011 • 3 min
Once dinner has been eaten and presents have been opened, we’ll all need something to do with our loved ones this holiday season. Take a page from Bob and listener Matt and pop in one of these family favorites!
114 Bob’s Xmas List
Dec 19, 2011 • 4 min
Bob couldn’t quite figure out how to use Amazon Wishlist so he’s presenting his holiday desires via podcast!
113 12 Days of Duccamas Pt 3
Dec 16, 2011 • 3 min
And now it’s time for one of everyone’s favorite Christmas carols! You know the tune so sing along! And a one, and a two…
112 12 Days of Duccamas Pt 2
Dec 14, 2011 • 3 min
And now it’s time for one of everyone’s favorite Christmas carols! You know the tune so sing along! And a one, and a two…
111 12 Days of Duccamas
Dec 12, 2011 • 2 min
And now it’s time for one of everyone’s favorite Christmas carols! You know the tune so sing along! And a one, and a two…
110 Bob Loves Football 3
Dec 9, 2011 • 3 min
Are you ready to rumble? Because it might be… could it be… it is a home run of Affirmation Nations this week! Boom goes the dynamite!
109 Bob Loves Football 2
Dec 7, 2011 • 3 min
Are you ready to rumble? Because it might be… could it be… it is a home run of Affirmation Nations this week! Boom goes the dynamite!
108 Bob Loves Football
Dec 5, 2011 • 3 min
Are you ready to rumble? Because it might be… could it be… it is a home run of Affirmation Nations this week! Boom goes the dynamite!
107 Bob Cures Your Hiccups
Dec 2, 2011 • 2 min
Few things are as annoying as a bad case of hiccups. Listener Ashley knows this, and she knows that when you need holistic all-natural healing for a commonplace problem, there is only one person to ask!
106 Spontaneous Combustion
Nov 30, 2011 • 4 min
Spontaneous combustion doesn’t just happen to plants and animals. It can happen to humans like you, and me, and listener Sheila. Be prepared, be vigilant, and be safe. On a brighter note, go pick up the Ducca Strong bracelet from the Earwolf store.…
105 Bob’s Thanksgiving
Nov 28, 2011 • 3 min
Gobble Gobble! Hope all you listeners had a great Thanksgiving and that your meal was even half as delicious as Bob’s was!
104 Where Are My Parents?
Nov 25, 2011 • 3 min
I think this one speaks for itself. A tone poem. An ode. Where Are My Parents?
103 Rhyme Therapy
Nov 23, 2011 • 5 min
Some people let the stigma of psychiatry prevent them from seeking help and finding solace. Maybe, just maybe, one of you will take part in some “rhyme therapy” and find that not only is it fun, but it’s spiritually freeing. Happy Thanksgiving, listeners.…
102 Ancient Aliens
Nov 21, 2011 • 2 min
We all know that The History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” is educational and compelling. Now we learn of its ability to inspire with Bob’s newest poem, “Some Thoughts on The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens.”
101 Got Milk?
Nov 18, 2011 • 3 min
It’s not just for moistening cereal or stopping jalapeño burn. It’s the lifeblood of the beverage industry and it’s what we celebrate this week. Thanks Conrad!
100 Listener Life Advice
Nov 16, 2011 • 2 min
With 100 episodes now under his belt, I think we can all agree that Bob Ducca is qualified to give advice to the listeners. Best of luck, Bill!
99 Pets Who Have Passed
Nov 14, 2011 • 5 min
I think we’ve all gone through the sorrow of losing a loved one too soon. Even worse is the pain of the passing of a furry friend. Please take this time to think of your own late companions and pet your living friends extra hard. Thanks Bill!
98 Music Therapy Pt 3
Nov 11, 2011 • 2 min
Bob Ducca has tried his hand at scream therapy, art therapy, and even more experimental forms of self-help like gourd therapy. This week he takes it old school with an attempt at music therapy.
97 Music Therapy Pt 2
Nov 9, 2011 • 2 min
Bob Ducca has tried his hand at scream therapy, art therapy, and even more experimental forms of self-help like gourd therapy. This week he takes it old school with an attempt at music therapy. Part 2 of 3.
96 Music Therapy Pt 1
Nov 9, 2011 • 2 min
Bob Ducca has tried his hand at scream therapy, art therapy, and even more experimental forms of self-help like gourd therapy. This week he takes it old school with an attempt at music therapy. Part 1 of 3
95 Rattle Crackle Crunch Tang
Nov 4, 2011 • 3 min
After the outrageous success of the last tone poem, Bob has once again put quill to scroll. Turn off your anxious thoughts, tell your worries to come back later, and let your brain soak in the nectar of Rattle Crackle Crunch Tang.
94 Plant Derived Illnesses
Nov 2, 2011 • 3 min
We got one heck of a listener letter this week from a harried housewife with some health questions pertaining to her flower bed. Thanks for your letter Susie, and be sure to keep us updated on your lawn and garden.
93 Psychic Vampirism
Oct 31, 2011 • 4 min
You’re going to see a lot of scary goblins and ghouls tonight. Know that not all witches and vampires have warts on their noses and blood soaked fangs. Some might just look like your lonely, middle-aged neighbor.
92 Halloween Allergies
Oct 28, 2011 • 5 min
Trick or treat, smell my feet, I’m sorry that they’re swollen from eating too many sweets.
91 Bucket List
Oct 26, 2011 • 7 min
If cinema has taught us anything, it is that everyone has a bucket list. Even Bob? Even Bob! Why don’t you share your own bucket lists with us on the Earwolf forums ? Thanks Jim!
90 Orthobean Body Pillow
Oct 24, 2011 • 3 min
You’ve heard Bob’s poetry. You’ve heard his product reviews. In a total chocolate-and-peanut butter incident, we’ve found the two combined for today’s episode. And, uh…sorry about last week.
89 Television Ailments III
Oct 21, 2011 • 5 min
…low self-worth, poor hand-eye coordination, and frequent television watchers have a lowered life expectancy. But that’s not all! Thanks for your letter, Ryan!
88 Television Ailments II
Oct 19, 2011 • 4 min
…diabetes, behavioral issues, lowered manual dexterity, and…
87 Television Ailments
Oct 17, 2011 • 3 min
Frequent television watching is scientifically linked to an increased risk of obesity, ADHD in children and adults, vision problems, and….
86 The Home Inside My Head
Oct 14, 2011 • 2 min
We end this week with a poem, but one a little different than past poems. This one is considered “tonal poetry” and it is…well, why don’t you just listen in and find out!
85 Inspirational Posters II
Oct 12, 2011 • 4 min
Listener Julia should be proud. She’s inspired yet another set of inspirational posters! Hang in there, Julia!
84 Public Restrooms
Oct 10, 2011 • 2 min
Listener Glenn, like many of us, is plagued by constant anxiety regarding which public restrooms he should and shouldn’t use. The foremost expert in the field, Bob Ducca, is here to help!
83 Cervical Neck Traction Kit
Oct 7, 2011 • 4 min
It is time for another product review and this one is a real doozy. Is the Over Door Home Cervical Neck Traction Kid by Spineright spine-right for you? Listen in and hopefully you can avoid some of Bob’s mistakes.
82 Culturally Specific Ailments
Oct 5, 2011 • 3 min
Sure, most podcast listeners are white, American males, but that doesn’t mean that we lack cultural diversity as an industry. Today Bob responds to a listener letter regarding some of the geographically and culturally specific ailments and illnesses that…
81 Special Guest: Potato Water
Oct 3, 2011 • 3 min
Today, for the first time in Affirmation Nation history, we have a guest speaker! Sometimes it’s not about what you say but how you say it, so hopefully by bringing a fresh new voice to the podcast we can learn to understand others in a deeper, fuller,…
80 Ear Candling
Sep 30, 2011 • 2 min
There is a lot of misinformation and stigma when it comes to ear candling. Don’t let yourself get confused like listener Tom; listen to Bob and figure out how to make ear candling work for you.
79 Bob’s Favorite Pies
Sep 28, 2011 • 2 min
Grab a spoonful of whipped topping and a carton of vanilla ice cream, because today we’re talking about pies! Perhaps the finest dessert in existence, Bob celebrates this warm and flaky treat in true Affirmation Nation form.
78 Canine Cooler Pet Bed
Sep 26, 2011 • 3 min
It’s time for yet another product review. This week Bob looks into the pros and cons of the Canine Cooler Thermoregulating Pet Bed. This one gets truly personal for Bob, so find a cool place to sit and prepare for his words of wisdom.
77 Inspirational Posters
Sep 23, 2011 • 4 min
Like listener Julia, Bob is often offended and depressed by what major sign-making corporations deem to be “inspirational posters.” Today he presents ideas for some more accurate and uplifting signs.
76 Someone Set the Toaster…
Sep 21, 2011 • 3 min
Today’s poem is one of sadness and loss. One that has provided Bob catharsis following a tragedy. One about bagels and toasters.
75 Waiting for the Bus
Sep 19, 2011 • 5 min
It is important to always thank those who provide kindness and charity. Today’s Affirmation Nation is dedicated to all the business who have provided Bob with a roof and a comfy chair when he needed it the most.
74 Looking For A Chiropractor
Sep 16, 2011 • 2 min
We end the week once again with a poem. This one is entitled I’m Looking for a Chiropractor Like The One In Jacob’s Ladder. Thank you, and see you next week!
73 Intercontinental Incontinence
Sep 14, 2011 • 1 min
I think the title says it all. Thanks for your letter, Rich. Feel better.
72 Types of Therapy
Sep 12, 2011 • 3 min
The world of psychiatric counseling can be dark and scary to a novice patient. How can you know what path of therapy is right for you? Let Bob help you figure it out!
71 Dealing with Disappointments
Sep 9, 2011 • 3 min
Even the happiest clam can fall victim to a devastating set-back. If you’re having trouble getting back on that horse, let Bob sooth your soul with today’s Affirmation Nation.
70 A Guide to Travel Pillows
Sep 7, 2011 • 3 min
Listener Craig, like many of us, has trouble getting proper shuteye on a plane. Don’t get overwhelmed, Craig: Bob is here to help! Prepare to get some major zzz’s!
69 Don’t Get Duped
Sep 5, 2011 • 3 min
Someone as trusting as Bob is bound to be tricked once in a while, but that doesn’t mean you should be! If you’ve ever been the victim of theft, deception, or trickery, listen in for tips on how to stay safe in this crazy world of ours.
68 Chipotle: A Poem
Sep 2, 2011 • 2 min
How better to end the week than with a poem? Today’s poem is for a very special pepper with a very special place in Bob’s heart.
67 A Note to Nurses
Sep 1, 2011 • 2 min
Is it just me, or do nurses not get the credit they deserve? From cleaning up vomit to administering medicine, they do so much work with so little reward. Send this episode to a nurse in your life and brighten up her day, won’t you?
66 Bob’s Favorite Sauces
Aug 31, 2011 • 2 min
Bob has made it clear what foods he cannot eat, but it’s about time he celebrated all the delicious treats he CAN consume. Very few people appreciate the art of sauce-making the way Bob does, so listen in! You might even leave about a new sauce you’ve…
65 Quote of the Day
Aug 30, 2011 • 2 min
Join Bob for Affirmation Nation’s first ever Quote of the Day. It will leave you feeling warmed, more content, and ready to embark on the day’s adventures.
64 Bob’s Medicine Cabinet
Aug 29, 2011 • 4 min
For many of us, a medicine cabinet is more than just a place to store toothpaste and antacids: A medicine cabinet is a treasure trove of all the things we hold most dear. Today you’ll hear what Bob keeps in his medicine cabinet, and hopefully it will…
63 Don’t Squeeze
Aug 26, 2011 • 1 min
What better way to end the week than with a poem? Today’s poem is called “Don’t Squeeze” and I’m sure it will speak to many of our listeners. Have a great weekend!
62 Dream Journal
Aug 25, 2011 • 3 min
I like to think all of us dream of a better world. A world more friendly, more welcoming, and more ergonomic. Today’s Affirmation Nation are some of the dreams Bob has for making the world a simpler place to live.
61 Learning To Say No
Aug 24, 2011 • 4 min
It’s an easy enough premise, but many of us have problems executing it. Bob reveals just how to say “No” today with some tried and true excuses for those of us too full of love to deny anyone anything ever.
60 Pee Shyness
Aug 23, 2011 • 2 min
Pee shyness effects countless individuals all over this great country, including listener Joel. If you are similarly affected and are tired of the stigma, tune in and find out how you can urinate happily once again.
59 Handheld Travel Bidet
Aug 22, 2011 • 3 min
That’s right, it is time once again for one of Bob Ducca’s product reviews! This week Bob turns his critical eye to a personal hygiene product that can’t quite live up to the hype.
58 French Toast Cleanse
Aug 19, 2011 • 2 min
Food and drink cleanses aren’t just for fancy starlets and insecure Midwestern moms. Listener Kristen wants to know what cleanse is right for her, and Bob has all the answers she needs!
57 Positive Affirmations
Aug 18, 2011 • 3 min
You came here for daily affirmations and that is exactly what you’ll get! You can walk away from today’s episode with a bevy of positive statements to get you through the rest of the week!
56 I Bruised My Coccyx
Aug 17, 2011 • 2 min
Bob was recently the recipient of some emotional and physical bruising. And what do we do when we are hurt? We write poetry! Enjoy!
55 Highest Self
Aug 16, 2011 • 3 min
Maybe the most important message Bob has for you all is the message of Highest Self. I honestly can’t express enough just how important it is that he get this point across to all of you. You cannot miss this episode!
54 Workplace Meditations
Aug 15, 2011 • 4 min
Got a case of the Mondays? Start your week off on a positive note with a workplace-specific guided meditation courtesy of Bob Ducca. And just to show that you aren’t alone in your anxieties, he’ll join you!
53 Varicose Veins
Aug 12, 2011 • 2 min
Compression hose. There, I said it! With all the stigma and negativity attached to these medical garments it can be hard to find help. Listener Glen came to the right place and Bob is more than ready to expel the rumors and get to the cold hard facts!…
52 Neilmed Neti Pot
Aug 11, 2011 • 2 min
Feeling stopped up? You won’t be for long if you take Bob’s advice! Yep, it’s another product review and this week it’s for the wildly popular Neilmed NasaFlo Neti Pot Sinus Rinse. And while the name says it all, I think you’d all be wise to listen to…
51 Vision Quest
Aug 10, 2011 • 3 min
We have received countless letters from listeners needing advice for their vision quests and other drug-induced religious experiences. This episode is dedicated to listener John P. but I think we’ll have all learned a thing or two about spirit wolves once…
50 The Learning Annex
Aug 9, 2011 • 3 min
Affirmation Nation is by no means sponsored by The Learning Annex (they’ve actually asked that we refrain from mentioning them henceforth), but that won’t stop Bob from loving them! Today Bob offers up some of his favorite classes and I’m willing to bet…
49 The Self-Esteem Basket
Aug 8, 2011 • 4 min
It is time once again for one of Bob’s guided meditations. Find somewhere cozy to sit, put on some soothing music, and relax!
48 Past Burdens
Aug 5, 2011 • 3 min
Bob, like many of us, is in the constant state of relieving his burdens. Today he relieves the burdens of childhood enemies. Got a grudge you’re still holding onto? I hope you find inspiration in Bob’s courage and let go of your pain.
47 An Ode to a Pharaoh
Aug 4, 2011 • 2 min
When I say noble female Egyptian ruler, I think we all know what names comes to mind! Today Bob celebrates the beauty, strength, and courage of the woman who has inspired so many.
46 Skwoosh Travel Cushion
Aug 3, 2011 • 2 min
Summer is the perfect time for a road trip, but who wants to go for a long drive only to be disappointed by the lack of support of their travel cushion? Well, worry no longer! Bob is here to review the Skwoosh Travel Seat Cushion and I think I can safely…
45 Wedding Advice
Aug 2, 2011 • 3 min
Listener Andrew is lucky in love! His wedding is coming up and he has asked for the advice of our dear Bob Ducca. Engaged or not, I think we all can learn a lot from Bob about keeping a marriage fresh and full of joy. Mazel Tov, Andrew!
44 Saying Goodbye
Aug 1, 2011 • 2 min
While it may be hard to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, it comes nowhere near the pain of bidding farewell to the foods that bring you so much joy. Today Bob shares with us the foods he is no longer able to eat. We’re sorry Bob, and we’re here to…
43 How They Met
Jul 29, 2011 • 5 min
How did the world come to know Bob Ducca? Well, I think his parents take some responsibility for that. In this excerpt from Bob’s unpublished autobiography, you’ll learn how Mr. and Mrs. Ducca came to be the parents of a beautiful baby boy that would go…
42 Yet Another Poem
Jul 28, 2011 • 2 min
There is no better way to start the day than a hot cup of coffee and a fresh poem. Recline your Lazyboy and get out your nicest quilt to warm up with some word jazz.
41 Knee Crunching
Jul 27, 2011 • 2 min
It’s time for yet another listener letter. Listener Johnny has been experiencing something odd when he walks. Should he go to the hospital? Dr. Bob doles out medical advice that I think we can all take to heart, or at least to knee.
40 Wrinkles the Hairless Cat
Jul 26, 2011 • 2 min
Bob’s poem therapy has been picking up steam as of late and he is back with yet another of his brilliant writings. We should all be so lucky to find a friend like Wrinkles the Hairless Cat.
39 ProFlex Elbow Pads
Jul 25, 2011 • 3 min
We’ve got yet another product review for you today. Bob recently had an experience with Erdogyne ProFlex Soft Cap Elbow Pads and, well, just listen to what he has to say. Remember folks, elbow pad density is no laughing matter!
38 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Jul 22, 2011 • 3 min
Listener Mike has recently gone on one of life’s scariest roller coasters: Breaking up with a loved one. If you are also dealing with the rejection and pain that comes along with lost affection, take solace in Bob’s advice and hopefully you can begin to…
37 Guided Meditation III
Jul 21, 2011 • 5 min
Today we give our listeners yet another guided meditation led by Mr. Bob Ducca. Put on your comfiest orthopedic pajamas, pour yourself a warm cup of tea (but not too warm!) and relax.
36 What Bob Can’t Do
Jul 20, 2011 • 3 min
Freedom is the most beautiful gift this world has to offer. By contrast, strictly-enforced limitations are hell on earth. Take joy in your freedoms while Bob lists that which he is no longer allowed to do.
35 Hook-and-Loop Slipper
Jul 19, 2011 • 2 min
Today Bob offers up a product review for the Men’s Cronus Hook-and-Loop Slipper by Propet. If you’re experiencing any slipper-based discomfort, tarry not and listen before it’s too late!
34 Trestles Made of Yestles
Jul 18, 2011 • 1 min
Poetry is one of the most empowering and successful methods of communication. Today’s poem, Trestles Made of Yestles, dips its metaphorical toe into the tides of communication and will hopefully wash over you with a wave of positivity on the sandy shores…
33 Knee Pain and You
Jul 15, 2011 • 3 min
If Bob can make one point known it is that knee pain is a serious problem. Listener Zach seeks advisement on dealing with this embarrassing and painful ailment and gets some spiritual guidance in return.
32 Twitter Covers IV
Jul 14, 2011 • 1 min
From time to time, Bob will use Affirmation Nation as a podium for some of his favorite tweets. This is the fourth of these Twitter Covers. Follow @BobDucca for more gems like these.
31 Septum Deodorant
Jul 13, 2011 • 2 min
Got a smelly septum? Listener Shamus sure does! If you’ve had trouble finding the right deodorant to fix your fragrance problem, let Bob assist you down the metaphorical antiperspirant aisle.
30 Twitter Covers III
Jul 12, 2011 • 1 min
From time to time, Bob will use Affirmation Nation as a podium for some of his favorite tweets. This is the third of these Twitter Covers. Follow @BobDucca for more gems like these.
29 Virginity
Jul 11, 2011 • 3 min
I think all our listeners have the same question of Bob, and only Drew has been courageous enough to ask: How did he loose his virginity? The story is touching, and at times criminal, but beautiful nonetheless.
28 Twitter Covers II
Jul 8, 2011 • 2 min
From time to time, Bob will use Affirmation Nation as a podium for some of his favorite tweets. This is the second of these Twitter Covers. Follow @BobDucca for more gems like these.
27 Food Interfacing
Jul 7, 2011 • 2 min
Listener Nicole brings a very important issue to Affirmation Nation: Food Interfacing. Learn today how Bob manages his relationship with gluttony and food-based shame. Thanks Nicole!
26 Twitter Covers I
Jul 6, 2011 • 1 min
From time to time, Bob will use Affirmation Nation as a podium for some of his favorite tweets. This is the first of these Twitter Covers. Follow @BobDucca for more gems like these.
25 Step-Children
Jul 5, 2011 • 2 min
If there is anything Bob is an expert on, it’s being a step-father. Listener Benjamin seeks out his advice for relating to his own step-parent and receives a beautiful message of encouragement in response.
24 To All The Women…
Jul 1, 2011 • 4 min
Inspired by the hit new song “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before,” Bob sends out his own love call on the winds of change that are always blowing. We love you all.
23 An Entry from Bob’s Diary
Jun 30, 2011 • 3 min
Now that we’ve all become acquainted, Bob is ready to get very open and honest with all the listeners. Today he reads a particularly sensitive selection from his diary entitled “The Slippery Slope of Comparison.”
22 Alonzo Sourpudding
Jun 29, 2011 • 2 min
Happy to help those in need, Bob has taken to answering letters from some of our listeners. Today’s letter comes from Mike, a nice guy in need of a great friend. Best of luck, Mike!
21 The Battle Tattered Flapping Flag
Jun 28, 2011 • 2 min
Bob has made significant progress in his poem therapy and has finally overcome his performance anxiety enough to read one for you. Here is his latest opus: The Battle Tattered Flapping Flag.
20 Art Therapy
Jun 27, 2011 • 2 min
Sometimes we do the best learning when we’re on our way to class. This was Bob’s experience with his most recent healing venture: Art Therapy. Feel free to send in your own therapeutic self-portraits to .
19 Guided Meditation II
Jun 24, 2011 • 4 min
After the wild success of his last guided meditation, Bob is back with yet another relaxation exercise. Breath deeply and enjoy.
18 Bob’s Mustache
Jun 23, 2011 • 3 min
Before you leave your house this morning, ready to conquer the world and achieve all your goals and dreams, listen to the story of Bob’s mustache surgery and the unexpected passion it awarded him.
17 Hanging Out With Yes
Jun 22, 2011 • 2 min
Inspired by a trip to the local book store, Bob would like to share with you all some profundity he encountered where he least expected it: In literature!
16 Inner Self
Jun 21, 2011 • 3 min
Bob brings out his inner Freud this week to talk about our inner child and his or her inner ill-equipped relative stuck taking care of him or her.
15 Bob Ducca Book Club
Jun 20, 2011 • 2 min
Would you like to be as empowered and self-aware as Bob Ducca? Here is just a brief list of some of the self-help books that have brought happiness into the life of our favorite ex-step father.
14 Bus Ride
Jun 17, 2011 • 2 min
Do you ever feel like everyone is staring at you? This is a feeling Bob is well acquainted with, and he’s here to help you overcome your insecurities and get right back on that bus!
13 Bathtub Safety
Jun 16, 2011 • 2 min
Most of the podcasts on Earwolf are full of jokes and goof ‘em ups, but Bob is here to talk about one of the most serious issues plaguing this country: Bathtub Safety.
12 The Tick And The Bed Bug
Jun 15, 2011 • 2 min
Sometimes the smallest creatures can teach us the biggest lessons. Today on Affirmation Nation we learn a bit about the feeding rituals of insects and hopefully about ourselves as well.
11 Coconut Water
Jun 14, 2011 • 2 min
There are few things in this world more refreshing than Affirmation Nation. One of those things is Coconut Water.
10 An Important Story
Jun 13, 2011 • 4 min
Today’s Affirmation Nation is an educational fable in the style of an Aesop or a Blume. Won’t you come learn with Bob?
9 Thanks To Our Sponsors II
Jun 10, 2011 • 2 min
We are so appreciative of all the kind sponsors who choose to affiliate with Affirmation Nation. We thank them once again.
8 CPDA Knee Strap
Jun 9, 2011 • 2 min
Today Bob brings us yet another product review, but one not nearly as favorable as Bauerfield GenuTrain. Watch yourself, Cho-Pat.
7 Expensive Pillow
Jun 8, 2011 • 2 min
Expensive Pillow is one of Bob’s most beloved poems. Enjoy this poem as you start your day, and again as you climb into bed and hug your own expensive pillow.
6 Ms. Hardtar’s Dog
Jun 7, 2011 • 4 min
Perhaps the greatest love a person can find is the love of a furry friend. But as Bob’s friend Ms. Hartar learned, you have to be careful with these four-legged companions.
5 Thanks To Our Sponsors
Jun 6, 2011 • 2 min
We are so appreciative of all the kind sponsors who choose to affiliate with Affirmation Nation. Today, we thank them
4 Bauerfield GenuTrain
Jun 3, 2011 • 2 min
Turning a negative into a positive, Bob has decided to review some of the various medical supplies that have kept him in slighly-less-discomfort-than-normal. Today we start with his favorite knee brace.
3 Guided Meditation
Jun 2, 2011 • 3 min
Bob has recently discovered the relaxation and self-realization possible through guided meditations. Join Bob on this, his first of many attempts at nirvana.
2 Comfort Zone
Jun 1, 2011 • 2 min
Today’s Affirmation Nation is a poem written by Bob about a trip he took. The destination? A happier and healthier Bob Ducca.
1 Hand Putty
May 30, 2011 • 3 min
Welcome to Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca. In this episode, Bob tells us a hopeful tale about a certain therapeutic treatment and what it has meant for his gentle psyche. Please send your words of encouragement, prayer requests, and other needs to…