I Become the Subject


My nephew Matt interviews me and we talk about my experiences and my philosophy of life.

Friday Dec 19


Jon Bruning's last Hurrah, OPS and Opportunity, and the last daily podcast of the year.

Thursday Dec 18


Bo's final words to Nebraska, Bring on the Cuban Cigars, and the real story ( I think) behind "The Interview"

Wednesday Dec 17


My thoughts on another Bush running for President, the violence in North Omaha continues last night, and the Keystone pipeline.

“Tom Becka Live” 1/9 @ 7PM at Pizza Shoppe.


Tickets are $20 and include pizza buffett and soft drinks. Click the donate link on the right. Every $20.00 donation guarantees a seat.

Tuesday Dec 16th


Not all terrorists are created equal, Why doesn't the 75 North Project have a Charter School?, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Monday Dec 15th


Today I talk about the Holidays, Pork in the Budget Bill, and the calories in popcorn.

Sunday Dec 14


The Senate passes a 1.1 Trillion budget, the library director leaves in part because of gay marriage, and more

Friday Dec 12


Today I address life meaning life in prison, I call on the Police and Fire unions to be reasonable , and Peta and the dead raccoon.

Thursday Dec 11th


I congratulate the Omahan's who are Times Persons of the year,talk about the budget bill and the future of the podcast and more

Wednesday Dec.10th


Today I tak about the CIA file on torture and how we react when they do similar stuff to us. Plus the Ram in the Chirstmas sweater more.

Tuesday Dec 9th


Today I talk about the Senate report on torture, more police protests and "Furries" Plus the latest on KickStarter.

Monday Dec 8th 2014


Today I talk about military morale, why our toys were better, Christmas lights in CB and Flu shots

The First Sunday Podcast


We talk about Mike Riley, Sarpy Cty DUI's Drug Stops and Buses.

The First Daily Podcast


I talk about mandatory CPR training, Police Brutality, and the future.

On The Road Again


A brief look at the past and the future...

Orange Was Her New Reality Part 2

Episode 140

In Part 2 she talks about how difficult it is to work your way back into society.

Orange Was Her New Reality Part 1

Episode 139

A woman opens up about how her addiction led her to prison. And how she came back

Don’t Call Her An Artist

Episode 138

She draws wonderful drawings but she's not that pretentious.

Getting Ahead In Your Career

Episode 137

Jeff is an author, motivational speaker and sales guru. He'll help you no matter what line of work you're in.

Suburban Internet Sex Worker

Episode 136

A suburban housewife makes her living doing internet sex shows

Loving Their Musical Life

Episode 135

Mel and Jerry are lounge singers that love what they do

The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Episode 134

A student of yoga and meditation spreads the gospel

Using Photography for Good

Episode 133

Two women working to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors

Custer and the History of the Plains

Episode 132

Jeff travels the midwest to study the history of the prairie forts

Trying To Get It All Back

Episode 130

Drugs and alcohol ruined his life. He's now trying to get back on track

She Rescues Animals

Episode 131

She's an animal rescuer and really loves her dachshunds

Viet Nam Vet

Episode 115

Dennis is revisiting the jungle he left years ago

The Book Of Jerusha

Episode 128

A man writes a fictional book about his spiritual quest

Visiting Syria

Episode 127

Julie is a woman of faith who visits places most of us only hear about in the news.

She Loved the Green Bay Packers

Episode 126

She was a football groupie before they were called football groupies.

Art for Society’s Sake

Episode 125

Can art help revitalize a neighborhood? Watie White is taking his talents and hoping to reinstall pride in run down neighborhoods.

Teaching In The Inner City

Episode 123

James Crotty writes on education for Forbes magazine. He uses debate to motivate inner city youth.

Busting Bad Guys

Episode 122

What's it like to be an undercover cop? Mark Langan talks about it and his book "Busting Bad Guys"

Getting Sleepy A Hypnotist story

Episode 121

Rick Bultez is a hypnotist and talks about what hypnosis can and can not do.

A Musician with a Mission

Episode 120

Lash LaRue was a musician living a musicians lifestyle till he found there was a lot more to life.

What is the Appeal of Bodybuilding?

Episode 119

If you think all bodybuilders are narcissistic meat heads think again. Matt explains why he competes.

She’s a Nurse and a Lawyer

Episode 118

It sounds like a TV show, it's not. She has combined 2 stressful jobs to help others.

Openly Bipolar

Episode 117

Kaylee talks honestly and openly about what it means to be bipolar.

Hurray for Hollywood

Episode 116

Bruce Crawford has taken his passion for film and made it his career

Why Would Anybody Want a Tattoo?

Episode 114

What's the appeal of tattoos? An artist tells.

Living With Death

Episode 113

Jim had pancreatic cancer and knew he was going to die. Hear his inspirational thoughts on life and death.

The Dreams of a Dancer

Episode 112

A woman works hard to develop a ballet dance troupe.

Living with Aspergers

Episode 111

If you ever see Dean on the street, you may just ignore him,Dean has Asperger's

Children’s books and hardened criminals.

Episode 110

A very talented illustrator, he's also taking his talents and going into prisons and teaching art to young men behind bars.

Three’s not a crowd. Living a Polyamourous life.

Episode 108

It's a relationship with the one couple and... others, all in a happy unity but not quite the same as polygamy either.

For a Drag Queen its all about the Entertainment

Episode 107

This interview took a turn that I wasn't anticipating, and that I found fascinating and I hope you will, too.

Shes an intuitive life coach!

Episode 106

She's an intuitive and a life coach - the most upbeat, lively and energetic interview that I've done so far!

A mother accidentally finds her adoptive son.

Episode 105

She knew this young man before she knew that she was his biological mother, a fascinating story!

A Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse Speaks Out

Episode 104

What she had to overcome, how she dealt with it, who she told, who she didn't tell, and all of the emotions that came with it.

The Groupie Next Door

Episode 103

Yeah, if they were hair band in the '80's, a good chance Rita Rae "knew" at least one of the members of the band.

Surviving Breast Cancer

Episode 102

It’s a story of hope. It’s a story of success. It’s a story of overcoming breast cancer.

Gang Banger Tries To Go Straight

Episode 101

Ollie Perryman was recruited into the Crips by Tookie Williams, the founder of the Crips, and he spent most of life behind bars.

A Soldier Fights a New Battle

Episode 100

Ben is a brave man, not only for his military service, but also for the fact that he's willing to come on this interview.