10 thoughts to “Ripping Off The Band-Aid”

  1. Hi Rich – great to hear you back on the air.
    I was a HUGE fan of your podcast back in the day.
    If you are ever up in Tokyo it would be great to meet for a pint …


    1. Thank you, that’s very kind of you. Nobody I know would believe I have HUGE fans. They would say, “You mean fans, like electric fans in your house or something?”

  2. Good to hear a podcast from you again.
    Finally I know the full story on what happened to you on that job.

    I ended up visiting Tokyo last year but everything was a rush and it was to hot (it was August).

    It would be great to also see some videocasts (even if it’s only street walking), new times new formats.

    Regarding opening your own school, I think I might be able to help, I will send you a private message on Facebook.

    All the best,


    1. I wish I could make videos about the kids I teach who I love as much as my own children, but parents here are dead set against putting their kids’ videos or photos online. I tried shooting video with a selfie stick once and syncing it with audio from binaural mics but it wasn’t good. It’s on the Facebook page.

  3. Nice to hear from you Rich! I look forward to more podcasts from you. I wish you happiness and success.

  4. Hey Rich,

    Just gotta say that your show was one of a few that really got me hooked on podcasts back in the day. Always appreciated your ‘walk and talk’ style, and the background noises when walking through crowded alleys, or just on the train. Even bought a pair of binaural mics and an iriver recorder based off your setup, so I could make my own recordings. The software for that iriver was godawful, had good sound quality though. Anyway, glad to see you are back making recordings, and seem to be happy with what you are doing.

    Best of luck for the future. Cheers.


    1. I’m genuinely surprised when people say I influenced their decision to get into podcasting. I just think, wow, I had no idea.

      I’m still using the iRiver. I don’t know of a good replacement or if anyone would even notice an improvement in fidelity.

  5. I am not normally one who appreciates unsolicited emails but I have to say I was very please to get the email that HFJ was being resurrected.

    Firing up my player of choice I readded (after only removing it this year) the subscription, hitting play I was instantly transported back and it was like meeting an old friend after many years and just slipping back into the grove, admittedly with more work on your side having to produce the content.

    Welcome back Rich, long may it last.

  6. Wow, this brings back some memories. You were one of the earliest podcasts I listened to. I think I still have an I’s CUBE CD laying around here somewhere, purchased after hearing them on your podcast. You’re really good at this stuff, man. I’m glad you’re back, so please keep giving us your little slice of life.

  7. Oh my gosh!! How did I miss this?! I am so glad to hear you podcasting again! I’m sorry you had to go over all of the things that went on in the meantime. But I am so glad to hear you on the air again. I look forward to more posts!!

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