2020 Naughty & Nice List

Ya' better watch out. Ya' better not cry. Better not pout ... 'cause this is the naughty and nice edition of The Chad & Cheese Podcast.

Who was bad? Who was good?

Gotta listen to find out, but - spoiler alert - it's full of Floridians, webcam debauchery, and "wokeness" gone awry. Ho! Ho! Ho! And be sure to give the gift of visiting our sponsors, Jobvite, Sovren, and JobAdx this holiday season.


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Christmas Intro (0s):

Merry Christmas. Ya filthy animal.

INTRO (3s):

Hide your kids! Lock the doors! You're listening to HR’s most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheeseman are here to punch the recruiting industry, right where it hurts! Complete with breaking news, brash opinion and loads of snark, buckle up boys and girls, it's time for the Chad and Cheese podcast.

Joel (26s):

Jingle bells, jingle bells. Keep the change of filthy animals. Welcome to the Chad and Cheese podcast where we're always recording from home alone. I'm your cohost Joel "Griswold" Cheeseman

Chad (42s):

and I'm Chad "tinsel" Sowash.

Joel (46s):

On this week's Grinchy episode, we go through this year's naughty and nice lists as well as, you know, stroke, our own egos and sucking up to our sponsors. Ho, ho, ho.

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Joel (1m 60s):

Is 2020 over yet? God dammit.

Chad (2m 3s):

Not yet. We're close, but what you can say that we've definitely gone into content overdrive in 2020. This is our 215th podcast this year alone.

Joel (2m 16s):

And the money I've saved on therapy has been fantastic, thanks to the podcast. By the way, did you see the picture on social media of the mom who let her kids write let it snow on the house windows and the first two windows, the L and the E were on the side of the house. The front of the house said 'tits now.' Classic.

Chad (2m 46s):

I'm sure the kids engineered that one out. I'm 100% sure.

Joel (2m 51s):

I am sure they had no idea. No idea. What are you doing for the Christmas holiday? You're going to be at home, I assume.

Chad (2m 57s):

Yeah, we're going to be home. We're going to be smart. Going to be responsible, like we have this entire fucking year. One thing I am finally happy to announce is that I was able to watch the Tenant movie. I've been waiting for this fucking thing. The movie studios really need to get their shit together. The movie was out in theaters only then it was on Blue Ray. Who the hell uses blue Ray anymore? And then, and then it came out on Amazon Prime.

Joel (3m 27s):


Chad (3m 27s):

Apparently Christopher Nolan. Isn't happy about the, the whole Warner Brothers 2021 releases going to HBO MAX and theaters at the same time. I mean, this is it's, it's just so fucking weird that we have these rich white dudes saying, you know, I want everything in the theater, right? It's like, do you not know we have can pandemic going on? And Disney plus is going to eat your goddamn lunch if you don't do this shit. Right. I mean, it's just, it's really, what's really surreal right now.

Joel (3m 59s):

Yeah. Did you have to pay extra for it or was it part of your Amazon Prime subscription?

Chad (4m 4s):

It was extra. We had that and it didn't give you, it didn't give you an option to, to rent either.

Joel (4m 10s):


Chad (4m 10s):

That's ok, I'll watch it again.

Joel (4m 11s):

My favorite. My favorite Hollywood news tidbit was the Tom Cruise, just ripping of anuses on this set of his latest Mission Impossible movie. I assume you've heard that little soundbite, right?

Chad (4m 24s):

I have, I have. Yeah, he makes it sound like they're like literally saving the world one movie at a time. Right. And I appreciate, you know, trying to try to stick by, you know, the COVID measures that they have in place and the bubble and those types of things. And yeah, I should have fired the fuckers right on the spot. But I mean, seriously listening to it come out of his mouth, first off, nothing sounds genuine anymore coming out of Tom Cruise's mouth. But it was like, you know, it was like, we're saving the world one movie at a time. And I was like, wow.

Joel (4m 58s):

I'm trying to save the fucking industry. You know how many jobs are at stake?

Chad (5m 2s):

Yeah. That was good.

Joel (5m 4s):

Tom's Tom's good stuff. Tom's good stuff. He is psycho. But the dude connect, he is committed to the craft. I will give him that.

Chad (5m 10s):

He should be committed. That's what it is.

Joel (5m 16s):

That was good.

Chad (5m 17s):

Thanks. I got to say Robert Pattinson, in the movie Tenants, Julie and I are sitting there watching it. And I look over her. I was like, who does he look like? And she looks at me in a very disconcerning way, says Max, he looks exactly like Max Armbruster from Talk Push. I couldn't, I couldn't believe it.

Joel (5m 40s):

If the lighting's right. I guess I could, could maybe see that.

Chad (5m 43s):

That's crazy.

Joel (5m 45s):

That's good for Max. You ready for some shout outs, man, let's get this show over with so I can drink some Christmas ale.

Chad (5m 50s):

Good Lord. Hit it!

Joel (5m 54s):

I'm going to keep it pretty short aside from, the plugging of stuff that we always do on the show. So we sent out Christmas cards this year, as we did last year. The list this year was much larger than last year because we have people signing up for free shit. And we'd just sort of expanded the list. But my shout out simply goes to our fans. Like, so the story is that, you know, my wife, she sees that I'm mailing Christmas letters and she wants to help. And like, why don't we get, why don't we get the kids to address stuff?

Chad (6m 27s):


Joel (6m 27s):

And I'm like, you know what? Like, it's kind of cool for me to see who the people are, where they live, you know, just, just to somehow connect with them in this way. Now that said, this is the last year that I'm doing Christmas cards because next year, next year, we're sending them out through some service that sends out postcards. Like, we're not, I'm not doing that again. You can do it, but I'm not doing it. And it's just really cool to see where everyone is from, kind of what they do because they, they fill that out on their form. And it's just really humbling to know that so many people listen to us and are willing to give us their time and energy and efforts. And so my shout out, as cheesy as it is, shout out to the fans, they are simply the best.

Joel (7m 12s):

And they're the reason why we exist.

Chad (7m 14s):


Joel (7m 15s):

And what better time of year to, to acknowledge them and then the holidays. Yes,

Chad (7m 19s):

I agree. I've got to, I've got to say thanks to a couple of presents that Julie and I got in the mail. Gem and Thomas from Talent Nexus sent us, a box of British chocolate goodies. Whenever you can get chocolate in the mail, especially chocolate that you can't get here in the States. That's awesome. I asked my British friends here locally, what order I should eat them in because I don't know what's from what?

Joel (7m 46s):

You're sure there, wasn't a note in there saying like, Cheeseman gets some of this. It was, that was all for you. That's exactly right.

Chad (7m 52s):

The last thing you need is chocolate. Then I received a, a package from Latasha Sherman from Page Up one, a shout out for her for sending us Turkish coffee. She said that, you know, instead of sending me beer, she sent Turkish coffee. I've never had it before. It is amazing. And I was just drinking some out of my Chad and Cheese coffee mug. By the way.

Joel (8m 17s):

And what makes it so different from, you know, the Americana stuff.

Chad (8m 21s):

So if you take a look at like espresso grind, it's very fine. Well this Turkish coffee is even finer than that. Number one, you don't filter it. It has a special pot that you put it in. And I mean, there's a whole process not to mention it has cardamom in it, which is a spice. So it is delicious.

Joel (8m 44s):

All right, cool. Turkish coffee, put it on the bucket list.

Chad (8m 47s):

Turkish coffee baby.

Joel (8m 50s):

Shout out, to Beau Higgins from Amazon, he was our beer drop winner for the month. And we sat down for a little zoom tasting with him. The dude's kind of nutty. He wears like a candy cane sport coat on the call and he loves stouts, which aren't at the top of my list usually, but it was nice to do that once in a while and a shout out to Beau. That was a lot of fun, man. We appreciate it. Yeah, that was on sponsored by AdZuna got to put that in.

Chad (9m 20s):

And thanks to the boys that AdZuna for joining us on the call. It's always nice to sit back, have a beer or two and just bullshit on a video call. I'm hoping that everybody out there, because we're on so many video calls a day. I hope that you guys are all taking the time to connect with friends and just have a beer. I mean, I'm next week, have something scheduled with one of my high school buddies, I haven't talked to in a long time and we're going to sit down and have a beer. So do that, treat yourself and reach out to some people that you haven't connected to in a while.

Joel (9m 58s):

Reach out and touch someone.

Chad (9m 60s):

Next. A shout out goes to shaker who sent us popcorn. So which one did you open first? So I'm going to, I'm going to go ahead and say it was probably you opened the cheese before you did the carmel. Is that right?

Joel (10m 14s):

I did not take advantage of the free popcorn offer because as you, as you say in your last comment, I don't need any more food in my life. And Shaker's been so nice this year, redoing our website, supporting us. They always have. I thought, you know what, like taking popcorn is maybe one step too far. And so you enjoy that popcorn. And think of me when you, when you down that caramel corn.

Chad (10m 38s):

Well, the girls are home, so, so they need something to munch on. I also did a LinkedIn poll just to, just to see, you know, which one I should open first and in caramel, just edged out the cheese popcorn. So thanks Shaker, the popcorn is delicious. I have had some, yeah.

Joel (10m 58s):

I like it like it. Well, what I like even more with that popcorn would be some Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon. And if you haven't gone to freepappy.com to put in your address for a chance to win a 2000 plus dollar bottle of bourbon,

Chad (11m 17s):


Joel (11m 17s):

There's still time to do so. Just head out to freepappy.com. I think we're doing the drawing January 4th or fifth, just to make sure everyone's over there. New Year's hangover before we do the drawing and you can't lose. Even if you don't want one of the Pappy's third place is a bottle of lovely Blanton's reserve from the beautiful country of Japan. A very, very hard to get all of them, bottles of bourbon, and it's free to give us your info and get a chance to win. So why not?

Chad (11m 49s):

Amen. Shout out to Adam Chambers who scored first North American clients. Kevin. Yeah, Kevin Kirkpatrick, over at Humber River Hospital. They made that magical connection just by listening to the Chad and Cheese podcast. So, Kevin, I obviously heard Adam pitch Apleychats on Chad and Cheese, and that's what we do. Joel. We bring people together.

Joel (12m 15s):

By the way, I think Adam has submitted his information for free beer and/or Pappy, and I'm afraid I'm going to have to do an ID check on Adam, because I'm still not convinced that dude is over 21. So,

Chad (12m 27s):

I agree. I agree.

Joel (12m 30s):

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