50 States of Mind

Season Finale: The Antarctic State of Mind

An episode of 50 States of Mind

By Ryan Bernsten
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State by state, host Ryan Bernsten and international guests explore perceptions of America via interviews with mayors, governors, and voters on both sides of the aisle from a 5-month journey through all 50 states. Take a trip through America to listen and to learn what's really happening in the USA.
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State by state, host Ryan Bernsten and international guests explore perceptions of America via interviews with mayors, governors, and voters on both sides of the aisle from a 5-month journey through all 50 states. Take a trip through America to listen and to learn what's really happening in the USA.
www.50statesofmind.org
www.50statesofmind.org/

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Season Finale: The Antarctic State of Mind
From Oxford, Ryan and Nacho a.k.a. "Doctor of Penguins" talk about life in Antarctica, stories of expeditions gone wrong, how climate change is hurting penguins, and how our consumer culture is negatively affecting our environment.  Check out the VERY therapeutic penguin-labeling here: Penguinwatch.org. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
1:05:41
October 1, 2019
Special Episode - The Prologue
In a special episode, hear about the upcoming "50 States of Mind" book that inspired the podcast and listen to the prologue chapter about a Hillary rally gone wrong 13 days before the 2016 election.  Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
17:21
September 2, 2019
2020 Candidates - Rep. Seth Moulton
From Kansas City, Ryan talks to presidential candidate Seth Mouton about his role as the only combat veteran in the Democratic primary, what's driving him crazy about the 2020 race so far, and his work co-hosting a TV program talking to Iraqi people on the ground during his four tours overseas. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off of your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
23:28
August 16, 2019
State #13 - Michigan
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Nancy talk about Nancy's hometown of Glasgow, gun violence in America versus "a doin'" in Scotland, how Nancy charmed a man who threatened to shoot her tires on a visit to Detroit, and whether Trump will be reelected in 2020,  before listening to interviews with a waitress from the Upper Peninsula, performing arts teacher/talent developer Jeff Crowley in East Lansing, and the first Muslim-American candidate for Governor Abdul El-Sayed in Ann Arbor. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
36:39
August 10, 2019
State #12 - Wisconsin
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Alex talk about Alex's work with the Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda, the need to view local knowledge as expert knowledge, and ISIS in East Africa, before listening to an interview with a former maximum security prisoner turned community organizer in Racine and learning about Appleton City Hall's unusual way of communicating with the community. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
48:38
July 20, 2019
State #11 - New Jersey
From Oxford, Ryan and guests Christina and Esame discuss their respective homes of Greece and Nigeria, talk a little about American accents, and debate the grey areas of global climate change politics, before listening to an interview with former New Jersey Governor and E.P.A. Head Christine Todd Whitman about current Republican politics.  Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
46:33
July 9, 2019
Live Q&A at Brasenose College - Oxford
Ryan speaks to a panel of Oxford students and faculty about major takeaways from traveling through all 50 states and steps we can take to increase listening in our own communities. 
40:35
June 29, 2019
State #10 - Delaware
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Logan discuss Logan's childhood in South Africa, how America can learn from the aftermath of a populist president, and one Delaware community's struggle for a new library, before listening to an interview with the head librarian of the Dover Public Library about the changing purpose of libraries from book institutions to community centers.  Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
29:12
June 20, 2019
State #9 - Pennsylvania
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Maddie discuss Maddie's move from Cameroon to Brighton, Cameroon's language civil war, "good woke" versus "bad woke", and a Christian interpretation of choice before listening to interviews in Erie with two McDonald's workers about voting rights and a fisherman about the word "deplorable", before traveling to Philly to listen to an Uber driver witnessing the opioid crisis and a tour guide at a "living" cemetery. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
44:46
June 11, 2019
The Trump Rally
From Oxford, Ryan and previous guests Maria (Mexico), Mako (Zimbabwe), and Ioan (U.K.), listen to interviews with attendees of a Trump rally in Cleveland, discuss finding community in a political movement, the failed systems that led to Trump's rise, and debate whether or not Ryan should have attended the rally, before each guest articulates what they'd most like to say to Trump supporters.  Listeners can give their own thoughts on the episode by recording a voice message through the link below, to be included in next week's special episode. https://anchor.fm/50-states-of-mind/message Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
55:16
May 31, 2019
State #8 - New York
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Lauren discuss Lauren's hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, the sociopolitical implications of "good hair", Lauren's decision not to vote in the 2016 election, and the lack of nuance in political discourse before listening to an interview with a Republican immigrant on the subway, a church community in Hell's Kitchen, and a writer in Rochester on the incentive for artists to relocate to smaller communities. *Special thanks to the King's Hall Fund for a generous grant. Associate Producer: Mike Layer. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
45:18
May 23, 2019
State #7 - Connecticut
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Mustafa discuss Mustafa's upbringing in Pakistan, the effects of drones & the War on Terror on Pakistan, fasting during Ramadan, and the major differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims before listening to an interview with the pastor of a church in Sandy Hook as the community deals with the aftermath of the largest school shooting in American history.  *Special thanks to the King's Hall Fund for a generous grant. Associate Producer: Mike Layer. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
57:48
May 15, 2019
State #6 - Rhode Island
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Em talk about Em's homeland of Australia, the Emu Wars, Steven Bannon's visit to the Oxford Union, and the Australian health care system's blend of public and private insurance before listening to interviews with a conservative Brown University student, a woman struggling with homelessness, and two gas station attendants in rural Rhode Island. *Special thanks to the King's Hall Fund for a generous grant. Associate Producer: Mike Layer. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
40:37
May 7, 2019
State #5 - Massachusetts
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Jack (Jank) talk about Jack's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon, how physical space affects political outlooks, the Roosevelt family, and a mispronounced rendition of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" before listening to interviews with the Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, "Breakfast George" in Roxbury, and candidate for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, Quentin Palfrey. *Special thanks to the King's Hall Fund for a generous grant. Associate Producer: Mike Layer. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
46:48
April 29, 2019
State #4 - Maine
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Elaine talk about Elaine's connection to Ireland, the proper pronunciation of St. Patty's, the terrifying "wooden spoon", and work/life balance in Scandinavian countries compared to the U.S. and U.K. before listening to interviews with the Mayor of Portland, Ethan Strimling, and the first female Governor of Maine, Janet Mills. *Special thanks to the King's Hall Fund for a generous grant. Associate Producer: Mike Layer. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
41:08
April 24, 2019
State #3 - New Hampshire
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Mako talk about Mako's hometown of Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, her mother's historic election as the first black female mayor in Southern Africa, and the right to vote as they listen to interviews with Max, the Dartmouth College Dem president in Hanover, and talk about nomadic life in North Conway. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
58:25
April 15, 2019
State #2 - Vermont
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Ioan discuss Brexit, the differences between American and British culture, and how weekly PMQs (Prime Minister Questions) hold British leaders accountable. They also hear interviews from Vermont locals: seniors in Winooski, the founder of Seventh Generation in Burlington, and the first transgender gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist in Fairlee. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
50:58
April 10, 2019
State #1 - Ohio
From Oxford, Ryan and guest Maria discuss Maria's hometown of Mexico City, why Americans give off an impression of entitlement, and listen to interviews with the mayor of Gambier and a bartender in East Cleveland, Ohio. Ready to jumpstart your business with a new teammate? Get $10 off of your first apprentice with GenM at this link: https://genm.grsm.io/ryanbernsten9274
48:47
April 1, 2019
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