The Verbally Disastrous Podcast With Leslie M. Jasper And Co-Host Melissa Polito

Leslie M. Jasper

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.

Season #2, Episode #49: Just Released- Not All Girls Play With Dolls!!
Mar 27 2022
Season #2, Episode #49: Just Released- Not All Girls Play With Dolls!!
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, named Marie, watched lovingly as the dynamic duo became even more and more attached to each other over time. Sam spent many years teaching Kenna how to work on cars and trucks in the family garage and at Sam’s truck shop where he worked as a diesel mechanic. Kenna’s little sister, named Susan, stayed back with her mother since she wasn’t interested in working with her hands. Ever since Kenna was a toddler, Sam always told her repeatedly that, since she is smart and strong, she can do anything that she sets her mind to do. As Kenna grew up following her father’s guidance, she realized that she really liked working with tools. Go with Kenna on this life path as she grows up and follows the career path of where her talents lie. Kenna joined the military and made a non-traditional career choice with her father’s love and encouragement the entire time. The goal of this book is to inspire boys and girls to allow their natural talents to guide them into their career paths and life goals. Gather the courage to chase those dreams even in the face of doubts from others around them in society. After all, it is your life to live and choices to make. You can do it because you are talented, smart, and strong!  This book can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in paperback and e-book.  For more information, head over to the website at: www.ConstructionTales.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
Season #1, Episode #45: Part C-Tramping In Cali!
Dec 29 2021
Season #1, Episode #45: Part C-Tramping In Cali!
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 of California.  The union traveling term for a visiting electrician has been known as a “tramp”.  Therefore, Brian shares with me about the vast cultural differences between New York and California and his traveling stories and his struggles to find simple home comforts such as New York style pizza.  In this podcast episode, I also discussed with Brian about his work adventures with fellow traveling journeyman; many were also from the Bronx, Texas, Chicago, and many locations throughout the Midwest and even Californians.  Additionally, I asked him to share some of his funniest and scariest stories during his +20-year career as an electrician.  We even got into a brief discussion on the evolution of thick skin, a survival technique, that was used to navigate racist old-timers.  This is the third part of a discussion that I had with Brian.  If you missed the first or second third of the discussion, look for either Part A and/or Part B in the podcast platform of your choice to start the discussion.  This is Part C that is intended to finish the final third of the discussion.  Check out my website at: www.ConstructionTales.com for more information. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
Season #1, Episode #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick!
Dec 11 2021
Season #1, Episode #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick!
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 her apprenticeship, Leslie was becoming a "data fairy" and needed to switch it up.  As a female in a male-dominated field, Leslie knew that she needed to both push herself and leadership to allow her to step out and work on the hardest projects as an electrician in order to become more well-rounded.  The worst thing for Leslie was the fear of not obtaining the necessary skills during her 5-1/2 year apprenticeship.  Without the necessary skills, a worker ends up always becoming the first person on a layoff when a job winds down and requires less manpower.  Always being on the first layoff translates into not having enough financial means to feed your family.  Leslie shares some job stories that are either/both funny and scary in nature from working on the railroad and outside.  For more information, check out the website at: www.ConstructionTales.com This is Part B and the last half of the discussion.  If you missed Part A, head back into the podcast platform of your choice and start the first half of the discussion. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
Season #1, Episode #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick!
Dec 11 2021
Season #1, Episode #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick!
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 her apprenticeship, Leslie was becoming a "data fairy" and needed to switch it up.  As a female in a male-dominated field, Leslie knew that she needed to both push herself and leadership to allow her to step out and work on the hardest projects as an electrician in order to become more well-rounded.  The worst thing for Leslie was the fear of not obtaining the necessary skills during her 5-1/2-year apprenticeship.  Without the necessary skills, a worker ends up always becoming the first person on a layoff when a job winds down and requires less manpower.  Always being on the first layoff translates into not having enough financial means to feed your family.  Leslie shares some job stories that are either/both funny and scary in nature from working on the railroad and outside.  For more information, check out the website at: www.ConstructionTales.com This is Part A and the first half of the discussion.  Once finished with Part A, head back into the podcast platform of your choice and look for Part B and finish the last half of the discussion. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.