YBY ep 328: Reid Messerschmidt is Irrationally Exuberant

This week on Yes But Why, I chatted with Reid Messerschmidt, a writer and podcaster from Fargo, ND.

Reid Messerschmidt features his writings as well as his performance thereof on his show, The Irrationally Exuberant Podcast. He is a hilariously fun person to follow on social media. You can find Reid scouring thrift shops (or the river) for the best and weirdest of treasures. You can also catch him on ebay selling the wacky wares he is not allowed to keep in his house.

Reid has always been a writer. He started early, writing his first book on the topic of candy vs fruit, as a school assignment. (You can guess which way baby Reid was arguing.)

In my conversation with Reid, we talked a lot about how his early years drinking sapped him of his creativity. He opened up to me about his personal journey and what it took for him to regain control of his life.

Reid jokingly mentioned that sobriety opened up a lot of free time so that’s why he got back into writing. And he started The Irrationally Exuberant Podcast as a way to get an audience for his writing. I think that’s a really smart idea and honestly, it has worked really well. He has a strong following who appreciate his stories and the way he performs them.

During our chat, we made fun of ourselves and each other throughout. Reid was funny and sarcastic. We had a good time.

Support Reid by listening to The Irrationally Exuberant Podcast. You can also support Reid’s obsession with odd thrift store scores by buying some from him via ebay.  I actually got an awesome (and creepy) music box from him and I love it too much.

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(production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 11/7/2022; posted on 12/5/2022)

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