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Cadillac Jack - My Second Act

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The Cadillac Jack: My Second Act podcast is a twice-weekly show hosted by Donna Choate and Cadillac Jack. Caddy was a morning show host on Atlanta radio for nearly three decades. His wife Donna has been on the advertising side of business for just as long. In his second act, Caddy is joined by Donna on the air to bring listeners informative and entertaining conversations about current events, parenting and country music. You’ll hear a unique discussion on trending news topics, see behind the scenes of the music industry and relate to their personal stories from the home front. Want to leave a message for Caddy and Donna? Call ‪(770) 464-6024 or connect on Twitter @ATLCadillac. A member of the Appen Podcast Network.
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Business on top, party down below.

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07/28/20 • 62 min

Bill Gentry has the intro on today’s show. Caddy and Donna could have a whole month of episodes about Bill. He’s always been in music. He’s always been around. He has always had a certain air about him. He has always had a Wild history and we are thrilled to have him dial in today's Second Act.

“I’m Donna Choate and men are babies.” With that intro, the stage is set for today’s show. Caddy and Donna are a bit traumatized from the recent surgery but not in the ways you’d expect.

A lot of the early show is dedicated to Keith Urban and his new project. It’s coming out mid-September as a delayed release, just as so much music has been these past few months. Keith is framing it as a good thing; he’s been able to add a few new songs. Caddy and Donna are not so sure. Keith is one of those people who does not shy away from his challenges. Caddy and Donna have interacted with him a few different times over the years, noticing changes every time. The show covers some of the traits of addiction, meditation and openness. Caddy shares a couple stories with Keith, including one segment about Things You Don’t Know About Your Spouse.

Has a guidance counselor ever broken your trust? #FakeHomeSchoolFacts has been trending on Twitter and the show has some stories from it. Turns out scheduling is not the only worry coming from this year’s school year. Can you imagine the school supplies lists? How do you play a clarinet without reeds? (Actually, just ask Will about that one...)

How many attorneys appear unprofessionally on Zoom court appearances? According to one Florida circuit judge, that answer is “a lot.” We understand the “business on the top, party on the bottom” approach, but apparently some lawyers need to be reminded to wear a shirt at all. That example seems excessive, but Donna does thinks that there is just a general sloppiness and pegs the reason as everyone “living casually.” Everyone seems to be a fan, though, except the employers.

Caddy and Donna have some very exciting news. They intro them on today’s show but here's a hint: new shows.

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Donna, follow the lead!

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07/23/20 • 58 min

Val and Garrett gave us today’s intro. They’re industry pros and go way back with Donna. They are incredibly kind and loyal friends, which as we know is critically important. We are so proud of them and appreciative of their support over the years.

Do you call Atlanta “Hotlanta?” Are you from Atlanta? That’s what we thought. Regardless of the nicknames that carpetbaggers use to describe the city, it really has been hot and humid. And because heat rises, there have been some A/C fights in the Choate house. What’s the policy when you’re a visitor in someone’s house? Open season or hands off?

How many adds were there in country radio last week? Which songs? Caddy and Donna discuss as they work through some of the recently reported charts. Eventually the conversation leads to the topic of love triangles within country music. And love triangles in life. Sorry, I mean “entanglements.”

You are quarantined with the first artist you saw in concert. Who is it? Caddy and Donna give their answers and cover what those situations would look like. It’s going to be a long quarantine for Caddy, based on his first artist. Donna is looking forward to hers. Time to get tantric.

Turns out courthouse hopping is not as fun when you’re on the docket. Caddy learned that when he had to show up in the Milton Municipal Courthouse. He also has another scheduled appearance down in Rabun County. Let’s just hope that none of the show listeners work for Rabun County. Or are solicitors for the City of Milton.

The verdict is in for Georgia’s High School sports. There are still a lot of questions about the situation, like if spectators will be allowed to attend or if there will be fight songs from the band. There are also a whole bunch of opinions that go with it.

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“He yodels on this project.”

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07/21/20 • 55 min

Jodie Darden Hall intros the show today. She and Caddy went to high school together in Hickory, North Carolina. They got to reminisce about Hickory and Jodie gave Caddy an update- yes, Shells is still kicking and has a new diner. You may recognize it. Jodie has been a big supporter of Caddy’s career and we’re so thankful to have her kick off the show.

Donna starts off the show with a big announcement. Actually, one of a few big announcements headed Caddy’s way. Contrary to what she said last week, Donna has learned a few things over the course of her house arrest.

Speaking of learning, a big part of the show today focuses on local schools and the decisions surrounding Fall classes. From football players to band members to bus drivers to parents, everyone will be affected by those choices in the next few weeks. With some of the news this week it has felt like all of the air has been let out of the room. Donna and Caddy don’t know what the answers are. Still, it’s important to talk and acknowledge it. There are a lot of emotions roaming around and it’s important to address them.

Donna’s Appy this week is like Tik Tok in the sense that you can spend hours on it. Except this app could be used to find birthday presents and involves Carole Baskin, Ice Cube and Caitlyn Jenner. It leads Caddy and Donna into a conversation about paid appearances and their approaches on how to act at them. Some radio personalities will sit under their tent and wait for fans to approach. Others will call out on the show for listeners to “come and meet me at the Papa Johns in Marietta.” Caddy has a different style. Donna has all the answers. Whether it’s interacting with the clients or the talent, she gives Caddy a few tips from her prospective.

Donna thinks it’s funny to blow an air horn behind a heart attack survivor. Then she gives Caddy a quick beaver update. It’s not even in the top three for worst things done on today’s show.

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“Ok, now back to the swinger story.”

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07/16/20 • 59 min

Jon Brasher has today’s intro. Brasher is Donna’s wusband and taught her the mastery of deflection. He is hilarious, lives in Johns Creek with his family and is up next to have his own podcast *wink wink*. Thanks Brasher!

If you’ve been listening since the beginning, you’ll know that Caddy has been having some problems with his mouth. It’s finally caught up to him.

The first segment of today’s show explains where Caddy is headed and why Roscoe was the first to know. The kicker, though, is how Donna wants to leverage it into her first TikTok milly and an energy drink sponsor.

Is it true that Gregg Alman broke into Capricorn studies to record a song? Donna says yes and that it’s her hype song today. Then Caddy uses his hype song to reflect on CMA Fest, Fan Fair and his birthday(s) in Nashville. Caddy and Donna break into what makes country music so special (spoiler: it’s the artists), using the example of when Garth Brooks came off of his world tour, showed up at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds (at 10am on a Tuesday) and signed autographs for 23 hours.

Did you know that Caddy once hosted a successful morning show on an Atlanta radio station? He shares some stories from his time on the air, including when K****** walked in (late) for a 30-artist show with one shoe on. As Donna says, “that’s how you know you had a good night.”

Caddy and Donna then move in to cover Jada Pinkett Smith’s “entanglement.” The discussion runs for a while before smoothly transitioning into why Donna can’t stand words like “entanglement.” Or “conscious uncoupling.” Who names their child Apple anyways?

“Out of an abundance of caution,” just tell Donna that Hamilton is cancelled.

Back when Caddy and Donna were printing money (literally, they had a money printer) they had a weekend at the Four Seasons. Things got a little hairy when they were invited up to “see another couple’s condo” and found themselves in a couple of robes. Caddy and Donna want to set the record straight: are they easy marks?

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“This is going to be unsavory.”

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07/14/20 • 57 min

Keith Connors intros the show today and it is NOT one you’ll want to miss. Connors was also on in the morning and is “an absolute hustler.” At the end of the show Caddy and Donna (particularly Donna) share some truly great stories about him to boot.

It used to be that American tabloids were really aggressive but it seems like they’ve backed off. British tabs? Not so much. Johnny is not happy with the Sun and the royals. Caddy and Donna open the show by breaking down why that is.

On the other hand, Donna does love a good British-American group, which is why the second segment of the show is dedicated to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks.

We’re halfway through the year if you can believe it. Caddy and Donna mark the occasion by working through the top albums, songs and artists for the year. There is only one country artist on the top physical albums of the year. That’s “go to Walmart and buy a CD” physical albums. Any guesses?

You can not NOT tell Donna Choate the truth and have her not find out. Caddy knows that and still tried to pull a fast one. Before he could pull around to the back of the Arby’s, a white Audi came up behind him. One Q-Tip later and Caddy was on his way home.

Donna has been getting a lot of questions of what it was like for Caddy to get tested. Caddy talks through the process and describes his experience as a patient.

Donna thinks that we are all “coming out worse than went we went in.” She’s also upset that she hasn’t learned American Sign Language or how to make a soufflé.

Instead of doing a traditional yard sale, consider the Yard Sale 2.0. Caddy and Donna cover the best new way to get rid of unwanted household items.

As folks spend so much time at home they’re learning things about their spouses and family members. Caddy and Donna talk about all the ways they find that to be a silver lining. And “it’s not because we think Bernie Sanders is a cute little old man.”

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Some assembly required

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07/09/20 • 46 min

Trudie Daniels has the intro today. Her job is to promote quite a roster of country artists and she works incredibly hard to accomplish it. There are so many things Caddy and Donna love about Trudie, but one of the major ones is how she handles herself in the industry. We’re so thankful to have her friendship and intro on today’s show.

Donna has been spending a lot of... time....on Amazon. As a result, Caddy has been spending a lot of time building and assembling. It’s possible that the trend will never end.

Charlie Daniels passed away this week. Caddy and Donna spend a lot of time on the show sharing their thoughts and stories about Mr. Daniels. All in all, we’re hoping that he and Kenny Rogers are putting together a great band up there right now.

Hamilton came out on Disney+. Does it hold up to the hype? Maybe.

After discussing the streaming version, Donna gives a peek behind the scenes of Atlanta performing arts and touring shows in general. Hopefully out of all of this will come some incredible show writing.

It seems like there were no July 4th celebrations. Anywhere. Caddy didn’t even hear a piccolo. Caddy and Donna were still able to enjoy some fireworks, just not the traditional kind.

It’s important for couples to learn how to be a couple. Hear about how to reinforce those lessons and what to do if (and when) you come across some cracks.

Universities around the country are deciding how they’re going to reopen. Caddy and Donna cover a great way to fill those apartments and dorms without breaking the bank.

This week’s Appy segment finishes out the show, with Donna sharing her toolkit for starting the day. When you first use this week’s Appy, it’s going to feel weird and frustrating. Like anything, the app takes time. If you stick with it, you’ll be glad you did.

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07/07/20 • 57 min

Charlotte Choate intro’d the show today. “Baby Char-Char” has the absolute biggest heart for everyone (and all the animals). And push-pops.

It’s a quick post-fourth show today. Have you ever been to Southern Star Amphitheatre? What about the nearby Ramada nearby? Caddy and Donna have been to (and seen shows at) both. They cover what those venues looked like back then and the changes they’ve seen since.

What were the “rich kid” identifiers during your childhood? For Caddy and Donna it was having a pool, microwave or shag carpets. Today it could be Lunchables. Just be careful of the radiation.

During the pandemic, is it realistically possible to have a job and a child? Donna (and a lot of other people) feel like the answer has been a firm “no.” Navigating the workload of both seems impossible. At the very least, it’s a lot to handle right now and there isn’t a great answer to the problem.

Walmart has decided they’re getting into the Drive-In business with Robert De Niro. Expect a three month run of open parking lots with snacks, attendants and car-delivered food. Caddy and Donna discuss the recurring theme of the

Concerts may never be the same. Namely, it’s possible that they won’t have General Admission pits anymore. Caddy and Donna discuss possible changes and what it would mean for the music industry.

There were some special pod peeps this week. Life is not perfect for anyone, including Caddy and Donna, and community is just so important right now. Call or text the show at 770-464-6024. Can't wait to hear from you.

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Dockers, rifles, pistols and khaki

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07/02/20 • 68 min

Robyn and Brian have the intro today. They’ve been Caddy and Donna’s next door neighborhoods for 15+ years. Their families have grown up together and the Henrys have always been so supportive.

Caddy and Donna almost went away this weekend. The reason they didn’t was NOT because Dolly isn’t clean.

It’s a lot harder to get tested than you’d think. Caddy had to drive 45 minutes and then watch Gone With The Wind 3 times. Donna’s recommendation for how to navigate medical offices is a bit surprising.

Adele lost a husband and then lost weight. Caddy and Donna discuss her transformation, upcoming music and misplaced jealousy.

Serious question: have you ever heard of Stroker Ace? It was filmed in ’83 and is significantly cleaner than it sounds.

Luke Bryan is about to go to the top of the charts with One Margarita. Caddy and Donna work through the rest of this week’s top-selling songs, which include Savage and Black Parade.

On the other end of the charts, Karen and Ken take up a lot of today’s show. You’ve seen them on social media and McMansions all over America this week. Caddy and Donna cover their actions, characterizing one scene as “Ozark meets Saturday Night Live.”

Dale and Patricia are guest hosts on today’s show. They stopped into the studio on their way to grab some pecans and couldn’t resist saying hello. Tune in as they cover Chase Rice, Instacart and Beauregard Lee.

Don’t forget! There will be a Starbucks code on The Letter this week. Text LEFTONRED to 22828 and grab a coffee on the show.

Follow Caddy on Twitter @atlcaddilac

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“I’m getting me a pair of orthotics.”

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06/30/20 • 55 min

Huge thank you to Melanie for having the show’s intro. Melanie was one of Caddy’s first listeners back in ’94. She has become such a great friend of the family and has been a supporter since the beginning. Including at Caddy’s first wedding (where she helped limit the family fireworks).

Donna and Caddy are falling apart. Physically. As a result orthopedic shoes and gum desensitizers are a-plenty. Don’t worry- all the athletes use them.

The music world has seen a few shifts back towards normalcy. Luke Bryan has begun rescheduling concert dates, Eric Church is no longer scared of life and Country Radio has been playing Scotty on repeat. Plus, Caddy still finds corn, whiskey and tractors to be “pedestrian.”

Caddy and Donna were able to go see Nana and Mr. Al. Their perspective is always a breath of fresh air. The conversations had a wide variety of topics, though it seems like recovery from this situation may not be as quick as expected. Nana and Mr. Al are excited that the Braves are back, though, so some things never change. As Mr. Al says, “the cream always rises to the top.”

Caddy and Donna have a butterfly bush at the bottom of their driveway, right next to the egg frying station. Wait, what?

Donna thinks Caddy should be TieDying more. Caddy thinks Donna needs to make the turn. They both agree that it’s a direct shot from other parents if your child comes home with Moon Sand.

Call 7704646024. Can’t wait to hear from you.

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07/30/20 • 55 min

Stacey has the intro. She has been a huge supporter since day one and, fun fact, her first concert (Hank, JR) came from tickets she won from Kicks at a Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits. We are so grateful to have her support AND her intro.

Do you have trouble finding or taking pictures of the whole family? You’re not alone. To solve the problem, Donna has taken to timehopping.

Caddy drove to the studio in silence today. He also had to take a second shower. To say it’s been a stressful morning would be an understatement.

The run of show was 22 pages long today. Still, Donna thinks there is a lot missing. So the middle section of today’s show is a shotgun round of what’s been in the news for music this week.

If you’re listening on upload date, it has been 8 days since Caddy’s teeth came out. That means it is time for the Teeth Discussion. Caddy gives his perspective from the past couple days. Donna follows it up with a quick realty check of how things have REALLY been.

It would be hard for anyone to say that they’re not struggling right now. Remember to check in with those around you and offer some support when you can. Caddy and Donna touch on the subject, addressing some recent headlines that are a bit concerning. At the same time, now is a great chance to extend a hand and show compassion.

Caddy has been spending a lot of time with Officer Ritchie of the Alpharetta Police Department in preparation of their new show “Caddy Wagon.” While going on the ride-alongs, he has noticed a rising trend of certain emergency calls. The end of the show touches on this new trend and some of the implications.

Lastly, Caddy gets some sympathy texts. Send him one. 7704646024.

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How many episodes does Cadillac Jack - My Second Act have?

Cadillac Jack - My Second Act currently has 352 episodes available.

What topics does Cadillac Jack - My Second Act cover?

The podcast is about News, Entertainment News, Country, Music, Jack, Nashville, Georgia, Atlanta, Podcasts and Music Commentary.

What is the most popular episode on Cadillac Jack - My Second Act?

The episode title 'Business on top, party down below.' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Cadillac Jack - My Second Act?

The average episode length on Cadillac Jack - My Second Act is 48 minutes.

How often are episodes of Cadillac Jack - My Second Act released?

Episodes of Cadillac Jack - My Second Act are typically released every 2 days, 9 hours.

When was the first episode of Cadillac Jack - My Second Act?

The first episode of Cadillac Jack - My Second Act was released on Jan 7, 2020.

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