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My name is Leslie M. Jasper and I am the author of the book #ConstructionTales & host of The Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify. My co-host Melissa Polito and I will cover a wide array of topics and share interesting adventures. We are sharing our most random thoughts as two independent career women. The objective is to keep religion and politics off the discussion table. Be prepared for disastrous exchanges between two foul truck driver mouths along with like minded special guests.
 
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For this podcast episode, I opted to share with you my first (7) weeks as a brand-new New York City DOB Site Safety Manager. I landed on a project where I will learn about installing custom engineered scaffolds. The crazy part is that there will be tenants walking onto the scaffold during the concrete breezeway demolition and re-pour. This is suppo…
 
For this podcast episode, I am sharing with you the release of Leslie M. Jasper's first children's book entitled, "Not All Girls Play With Dolls". This children's book is about a little girl named Kenna was born into a family where anything is possible. Kenna developed an instant paternal bond with her father, named Sam, at birth. Kenna’s mother, n…
 
For this episode, Leslie discusses the era where she juggled raised her two sons, Tom and Johnny, along with her career path as a union journeywoman electrician in New York. Leslie speaks about her biggest challenges as well as many lessons learned and developed talents she picked up as a single mother. As a very young widow, Leslie was forced into…
 
For this episode, Leslie discusses the era where she juggled raised her two sons, Tom and Johnny, along with her career path as a union journeywoman electrician in New York. Leslie speaks about her biggest challenges as well as many lessons learned and developed talents she picked up as a single mother. As a very young widow, Leslie was forced into…
 
Leslie is kicking off Season #2 with this podcast episode about early lessons learned while she was an apprentice electrician back in the 1990’s. Additionally, she shares descriptions of a few unusual characters along the way. Leslie also shares her experience with facing gender discrimination as well as witnessing prejudice against her minority br…
 
This is Part C of a 3-part discussion with my friend and fellow journeyman electrician, Brian Reyes. Brian works on photography, in his spare time, under his website that is entitled, “Photacular Imagery”. For the past few years, Brian has been signing the visitor book as a traveling Local #3 IBEW NYC journeyman out in unions throughout vast parts …
 
This is Part B of a 3-part discussion with my friend and fellow journeyman electrician, Brian Reyes. Brian works on photography, in his spare time, under his website that is entitled, “Photacular Imagery”. For the past few years, Brian has been signing the visitor book as a traveling Local #3 IBEW NYC journeyman out in unions throughout vast parts …
 
This is Part A of a 3-part discussion with my friend and fellow journeyman electrician Brian Reyes. Brian works on photography, in his spare time, under his website that is entitled, “Photacular Imagery”. For the past few years, Brian has been signing the visitor book as a traveling Local #3 IBEW NYC journeyman out in California. The union travelin…
 
For this podcast episode, Leslie decided to share with you on how she shifted, as an apprentice, to begin working on railroad projects for most of her career. Prior to working on brand-new deck jobs, commercial renovation projects, and railroad platform phase projects, Leslie was being groomed for low voltage projects. During the first few years of…
 
For this podcast episode, Leslie decided to share with you on how she shifted, as an apprentice, to begin working on railroad projects for most of her career. Prior to working on brand-new deck jobs, commercial renovation projects, and railroad platform phase projects, Leslie was being groomed for low voltage projects. During the first few years of…
 
For this episode, Melissa and I had a discussion on a risque topic. This podcast episode is Part B and the last half of the discussion that is intended for adults only. Melissa and I decided to chat vaguely about our one-night stands that we managed to get in on during our lifetime. Our random encounters, over the past 30-years, appear to very spic…
 
For this episode, Melissa and I had a discussion on a risque topic. This podcast episode is Part A and the first half of the discussion that is intended for adults only. Melissa and I decided to chat vaguely about our one-night stands that we managed to get in on during our lifetime. Our random encounters, over the past 30-years, appear to very spi…
 
For this episode, I decided to speak on how the 2008 Recession had an impact on my family as well as the lives of my fellow union members. I survived these challenging times and actually left the tools by March 07, 2014. The objective of this podcast is to showcase how deep the impact lasted for the construction world via the seedy deeds of the peo…
 
For this episode, I decided to speak on how the 2008 Recession had an impact on my family as well as the lives of my fellow union members. I survived these challenging times and actually left the tools by March 07, 2014. The objective of this podcast is to showcase how deep the impact lasted for the construction world via the seedy deeds of the peo…
 
For this episode, I was finally able to get a hold of my long-time, close pal and fellow electrician Don Raffa. Don opted to create a 40-year career as a highly-demanded high voltage splicer throughout Westchester County, New York and nearby areas in the event of an emergency. Don was quite possibly in every man hole throughout Westchester. He enjo…
 
For this episode, I was finally able to get a hold of my long-time, close pal and fellow electrician Don Raffa. Don opted to create a 40-year career as a highly-demanded high voltage splicer throughout Westchester County, New York and nearby areas in the event of an emergency. Don was quite possibly in every man hole throughout Westchester. He enjo…
 
I apologize for a delay in releasing this episode. I have been rather busy lately. For this episode, I am sharing with you my path on working to earn my NYC DOB Site Safety Manager license. A site safety manager is the head of safety on a project. I am sharing what I used to study and the exams that I needed to take as well as professional membersh…
 
In this episode, I explain why I have not released a podcast episode in a few weeks. I share my experience of being flooded during a flash flood that was a result of Hurricane Ida in Queens, NYC. I shared the current struggles with the aftermath of the hurricane. I shared some flood videos on my Verbally Disastrous YouTube Channel. Head over to my …
 
In this episode, I take you back in time to my earlier years when I worked with the tools in the New York suburbs. I shared some funny stories of that happened on the job with my fellow co-workers. I also shared stories on one of the worst electrical apprentices I have ever crossed paths with in my career. The guy, nicknamed Lucky, earned the nickn…
 
In this episode, I share a recent collaboration between Leslie M. Jasper, from the Verbally Disastrous Podcast, and Rick Horne from the Piggly Dogg Podcast. I am sharing this recently released interaction that can be found on the back of the Piggly Dogg episode entitled, “Can’t Buy Me A Job” that was released on August 8, 2021. Rick graciously hono…
 
In this episode, on a Sunday afternoon, I passed the microphone around in the group to bounce back and forth a wide variety of topics. In this second section, the main theme is the the importance of trying to find a decent partner to start a family. The ladies share their various past experiences and try to both warn and inform my two sons about di…
 
In this episode, on a Sunday afternoon, I passed the microphone around in the group to bounce back and forth a wide variety of topics. In this first section, the main theme is the the power of friendships, how you should nurture them, and how to find balance so that you do not drop your friends off and try to re-connect when your relationship unfol…
 
In this episode, Leslie is your host while she takes on you a journey through her eyes to see what it was like to work as a pregnant electrician in construction back in 2004 to 2005 in New York. Leslie made the choice to expand her family, back in 2005, when she welcomed a 8 lb., 3 oz. baby boy named Johnny. Today, Johnny is a 16-year-old active te…
 
This podcast episode is about our Friday to Saturday adventure where Melissa and I decided to take a ride up and check out the town of Newport, Rhode Island. We drove up early on a Friday morning and strolled the Cliff Walk, checked out the shops, some beaches, and ocean front mansions along the way. After checking into our run-down hotel, we disco…
 
I connected with Melissa Sak, from The Brook Reading Podcast, recently on Twitter. We agreed to check out each other's podcast and Melissa honored her end of the agreement. Therefore, I am honoring my end of the agreement with this podcast episode. Melissa is an author of the book entitled, "Turning Point" that can be found on Amazon in both e-book…
 
Leslie hosts this episode on the time she had gotten into an altercation with a dude. This challenge happened on a large project in Stamford, CT back in 2007. She shares what goes on during a brand new job coming out of the ground. Leslie introduces some co-workers and foreman during the build-up to the showdown between trades. This episode is dedi…
 
Leslie is your host in this episode. She dives into how a person finds their voice, some jobsite stories, and advice given to teens as they grow up with her son. Leslie gives a snapshot of what it is like navigating around construction jobsite humor as well as strategies for coping with jobsite "ball busting". This topic came up as a blog post and …
 
Your host Leslie shares some funny stories from when she worked with the tools earlier in her career as a journeywoman electrician in New York. Leslie discusses some crazy job antics amongst her crew, coworker personalities, as well as interactions with both correctional officers and inmates while working at the Westchester County Jail almost a dec…
 
Your host Leslie reviews a Tedx Talk, hosted by attorney Marilyn York, YouTube video entitled, "What Representing Men in Divorce Taught Me About Fatherhood". This Tedx Talk presentation was delivered by family law practice attorney Marilyn York from Reno, Nevada. Ms. York shares several lessons learned during her +20-years of practicing law, on beh…
 
This episode was hosted solely by Leslie. Leslie opted to discuss this Tedx Talk that she watched awhile ago on YouTube. Yes, her topics swing wildly from side to side. Leslie does not like to look at only one angle ever. She is very open minded and willing to evolve with her thought process if it seems to be logical in nature. Leslie reviewed a Yo…
 
I received feedback that the audio was tough for people who listened with headphones. I sent the audio file out to get it cleaned up and enhance softer voices from a sound engineer. I am sharing the edited version of Episode #20 Part B. I apologize if you are still not happy with the sound quality. The content is interesting so I didn't scrap the e…
 
I received feedback that the audio was tough for people who listened with headphones. I sent the audio file out to get it cleaned up and enhance softer voices from a sound engineer. I am sharing the edited version of Episode #19 Part A. I apologize if you are still not happy with the sound quality. The content is interesting so I didn't scrap the e…
 
We invited special guests Juana and Vanessa to discuss their choice to not have children. This is Part B and the last half of the discussion. Melissa and I also give a snapshot into our earlier lives as mothers of young children. The goal of this two part episode is to give listeners an idea of what it is like to choose to either have or not have c…
 
We invited special guests Juana and Vanessa to discuss their choice to not have children. Melissa and I also give a snapshot into our earlier lives as mothers of young children. The goal of this two part episode is to give listeners an idea of what it is like to choose to either have or not have children. According to U.S. Census statistics, more a…
 
Leslie hosts her radio friends Kyle & House from Second Shift Radio on Tune In & most recently on On Da Block Radio Station where they DJ on Radio.co. This is a two part podcast on favorite childhood memories. This is Part B and the last half of the discussion. Kyle and House share about how they met as childhood friends, some interesting memories …
 
Leslie hosts her radio friends Kyle & House from Second Shift Radio, they DJ on Radio.co, for a two part podcast on favorite childhood memories. This is Part A and the first half of the discussion. Kyle and House share about how they met as childhood friends, some interesting memories as boys in their neighborhood, harrowing stories on discipline, …
 
*Disclaimer*: This episode discusses various drugs and alcohol experiences. It is not intended for triggered or young viewers. For this episode, Leslie discusses how drinking was very normal on the job sites back during her apprenticeship era. She also shares some drug stories of some of her co-workers. Leslie also shares a few stories of the antic…
 
Leslie stumbled upon a topic on Quora and wrote about the question and the responses on her blog. In this episode, Leslie discusses her writing on the subject of love. There are many pros vs cons to falling in love. Join Leslie while she discusses the topic. If you wish to comment, head over to www.ConstructionTales.com and share your thoughts. ---…
 
Melissa and I are back to discuss the role of different distractions in life that tend to divide men and women. I shared with Melissa the definition of feminism, the MGTOW movement, red pill, manosphere, and other relevant terms. We spoke about the evolution of roles, social media’s part, and dished on the topic on submission in marriage. We intend…
 
This is Part B of two episodes on Leslie's early years as an apprentice electrician back in the 1990's in New York. She shares a snapshot of how she went from being invisible to becoming one of the guys. If you want more details on the stories in this episode, check out the book #ConstructionTales that is available on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, and Audib…
 
This is Part A of two episodes on Leslie's early years as an apprentice electrician back in the 1990's in New York. She shares a snapshot of how she went from being invisible to becoming one of the guys. If you want more details on the stories in this episode, check out the book #ConstructionTales that is available on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, and Audib…
 
This topic was chosen from the list as per Episode #2: Upcoming Podcast Topics to discuss. In this episode, Leslie speaks about how she initially felt compelled to avoid fellow trade women in an effort to avoid tarnishing her budding reputation as an electrician apprentice back in the 1990's. There was a tremendous amount of pressure in the beginni…
 
I have invited my two sons, Tom & Johnny, as special guests again on the podcast. In this last episode, we wrap up our final thoughts. We shared various construction stories and life as a 4th year union apprentice. Johnny and I are both interviewing Tom since he followed me into the business as an apprentice electrician. Johnny is vowing to follow …
 
I have invited my two sons, Tom & Johnny, as special guests again on the podcast. In the next two episodes, we continue sharing various construction stories and life as a 4th year union apprentice. Johnny and I are both interviewing Tom since he followed me into the business as an apprentice electrician. Johnny is vowing to follow us into the busin…
 
I have invited my two sons, Tom & Johnny, as special guests again on the podcast. In the next three episodes, we continue sharing various construction stories and life as a 4th year union apprentice. Johnny and I are both interviewing Tom since he followed me into the business as an apprentice electrician. Johnny is vowing to follow us into the bus…
 
I have invited my two sons, Tom & Johnny, as special guests again on the podcast. In the next four episodes, we share various construction stories and life as a 4th year union apprentice. Johnny and I are both interviewing Tom since he followed me into the business as an apprentice electrician. Johnny is vowing to follow us into the business as wel…
 
In honor of Women's History Month, I put together a slide show of a handful of women who were early pioneers in construction. The video has been loaded to YouTube: https://youtu.be/y5QgKC3sUW4 My choice to research these women stemmed from an overheard discussion where a man was challenging a woman and claimed that there were no women contributors …
 
I got together with my two sons, special guests Tom and Johnny, to discuss a wide variety of topics. 15-yearl old Johnny wanted us to talk about content from YouTube channels James Freeman and Audit the Audit. We discussed Jessa Reed's comedy stand-up skit discussing meth urine. We talked about construction since my eldest son Tom followed my caree…
 
Melissa and I decided to try some alcoholic drinks we have never had before. I had picked up some shot glasses made out of cookie material that I had bought online from www.dirtycookie.com. We opted to try small airplane sized bottles of: Pink Whitney New Amsterdam vodka, Wicked Pickle spiced whiskey, Bird Dog blackberry whiskey, and Revel Stoke pe…
 
Melissa and I stopped what we were doing to check out some viral Gorilla Glue videos to check out this train wreck! We did some homework so that we could discuss the story accurately and not spread further the rumors on 40-year old Tessica Brown. We covered Ms. Brown's decision to spray Gorilla Glue in her hair and the incredible journey to try to …
 
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