Origins – Bob

Get to know our friend, and co-host, Bob Beard.

On this episode, Bob shares his origins story, how he ended up in Arizona, life in the Marines, and the beginning of PBS Nerd and the Arizona PBS Nerd Walk.

Show Notes:

A screaming, naked, bloody Bob emerged from his mother’s birth canal.
“Every Stephen King book is the town I grew up in.”
What were you like as a kid?
“Maybe you should learn to shut your mouth sometimes.”
Volcanology
Ghostbusters changed Bob’s life.
What was the driver to go into the Marines?
“It’s very much like Lieutenant Dan.”
10 months later, I’m on a bus and crying.
Supply Chaingun Management
You get out of the military and go in to radio.
98 KUPD
I didn’t get high in the radio station van, so they kept me around.
Working in the media.
How did you end up at PBS?
It’s high quality¬†potpourri.
Radio is a life style, TV is an appointment.
The origins of PBS Nerd.
You asked nerds if they want a t-shirt.
The PBS Nerd Logo
Arizona PBS Nerd Walk

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