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Alan PrepZilla talks about his award-winning podcast Lazy, Yet Successful, hosted with his husband Justin Riggs



Alan PrepZilla

Lazy, yet successful is an award-winning podcast hosted by Alan PrepZilla Riggs and his husband Justin Riggs. The two millennials residing in the Midwest, Alan, and Justin host their super fun podcast where they talk about everything from dogs, politics to pop culture, garnering the attention of podcast lovers from around the world. Their episodes on Donald Trump, where they pull apart the comments made by the president as well as the most recent presidential debate that set the meme army into a frenzy, are particularly loved by their listeners.

We got in touch with Alan PrepZilla to talk more about their podcast in this exclusive interview.

Interviewer: Hi Alan! So first tell us what the core theme of your podcast is and what inspired its name?

Alan PrepZilla: Justin & I were just starting to quarantine and I realized we were going to need something more to do than just working at home. I enjoy podcasts and knew we could do one ourselves. We are two very successful individuals but we could also be lazy sometimes, so “Lazy, Yet Successful” was born. 

Interviewer: Tell us about some of the most popular episodes.

Alan PrepZilla: So far our most popular episode has been our Wedding Recap after Justin and I got married this past September. With over fifty-thousand listens on that episode alone. Our other popular episodes are anything political. They are very engaging and quick recaps of all things news. 

Interviewer: What goes behind the making of an episode?

Alan PrepZilla: We sit in our Podcast room, which is also my closet and office. We make a rough outline and then we just talk. Pretty simple and it is kind of turned into a slight therapy session for me as these months went on. 

Interviewer: How is it like working with your husband for this podcast?

Alan PrepZilla: Justin brings the entire podcast together. He has such a way with words that makes us a lot more engaging to the listener than if I were to be doing this alone. Justin is also the head of all of our Political episodes. 

Interviewer: Tell us about the popular segment of your podcast “Jethroe, The Littles & Mazz”?

Alan PrepZilla: We currently have four pets. Three dogs: Jethroe, our two-year-old yellow lab, Louis, Our one-year-old Dalmatian & Cinnamon, our ten-year-old Chihuahua. We also have one cat, Mazzikin, or Mazz for short who is just over one year old now. 

Interviewer: What other episodes are you currently working on?

Alan PrepZilla: A lot of upcoming political episodes thanks to the incredible 2020 United States Presidential Election. Along with new segments on the renovations we are about to start in our home. 

Lazy, Yet Successful podcast is streaming on all popular platforms.

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A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician



A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician

Hiring an Electrician

Many homeowners attempt to do home improvement projects themselves, and the results are often disappointing. However, trying to handle electrical work independently can lead to costly errors and injuries. Discover a few things to check before hiring an electrician to get the job done right and stay within the budget.

Proper Training

When looking for an electrician, the first thing to consider is whether they are properly trained. The electricians should attend a vocational school or other recognized institute to learn how to perform the work correctly. Discuss the training process to find the right team for the job.

Review Experience

Comparing electricians includes reviewing their relevant experience performing similar work. Homeowners should discuss the project scope with potential electricians and determine whether they have experience in that area. Also, ask for recommendations and referrals from previous satisfied customers.

Check Reviews

Once homeowners have a list of prospects, check online reviews to narrow down the possibilities based on customer experiences. Often, people discover more about an electrician or other service providers by reading reviews and talking to others. Also, discuss referrals with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and families to determine which services handled the work most efficiently.

Licensed and Insured

Verify your state’s requirement for license and insurance and then ensure the electrician is compliant to protect your most valuable asset. It is often tempting to hire an unlicensed or uninsured electrician to cut costs, but that often adds up to spending more money in the long run. Plus, you could be liable if an accident or injury occurs on your premises, adding even more to the costs.

Verify Credentials and Permits

The first step to verifying an electrician’s expertise is to inquire about licenses and insurance. The next step is to verify these credentials and permits to ensure they are valid and current. A quality electrician will immediately provide documentation for customers to verify.

Talk to Several Electricians

After comparing reviews and verifying credentials, consult with several electricians to find the right one for the project. While all of them might be qualified for the job, homeowners should find an electrician that understands their vision and wants to work with them every step of the way. Take notes during the interviews to review and determine the best candidate for the job.

Compare Costs

While qualifications are crucial to getting the job done correctly, homeowners must also stay within their budget to avoid financial stress associated with unexpected surprises. An electrician should provide a precise estimate and include everything to be done to complete the project for homeowners to plan for payment. The goal is to find a qualified electrician that provides all the services needed for the most competitive price. 

Look for Outstanding Customer Service

Finally, it helps to work with electricians dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and that stand behind their work. Inquire about warranties and other guarantees to verify the project will be completed according to specifications. Then choose the electrician who communicates clearly and makes you feel comfortable about their skills.

Hiring an electrician is often critical to getting the job done right and avoiding additional costs related to injuries and errors. Use this checklist to find a qualified electrician that provides outstanding service within your budget.

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