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BBP - Berendzen Bond Podcast

BBP - Berendzen Bond Podcast

By Cory Berendzen
Berendzen Bond Podcast, a father and son podcast about health, fitness, education.
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Episode 71, Back into the World
Wow....seeing people again.  Very strange indeed.  But man am I happy to have had the forced opportunity this past year to straighten things out I had overlooked and ignored for too long.  Feeling better about where we are and how my family pulled through this time with strength and positivity that will continue to grow.   --------------------- With so much happening so fast, I forgot to talk about my favorite part of visiting my favorite park in San Antonio, Yanaguana Park (link below).  Diego and I played ping pong outside while Sofia and Melissa played near the giant splash pad.  Another day where we got it right, in our eyes, in what we want for us as a family.  Time.  Time together.   --------------------- Be Healthy Yall  ---------------------
April 13, 2021
Episode 70, Wim Hof Method
Exploring this book has been enlightening, and definitely deepened my knowledge of what dedication to spreading health, happiness and strength looks like.  I first read Becoming the Iceman awhile back, and it inspired me then, but this book further explained the updates to what the WHM is capable of. ------------------ Here is a link to the book, and the artist that I hired to draw the picture of Wim. ------------------ Take care and Be Healthy Yall ------------------ ------------------
April 13, 2021
Episode 69, Polygraphs
Totally random convo, using Mind Games by Michael Powell as a conversation starter.  Spring Break 2021 is over, the feeling this year versus spring break 2020 is much, much different.  At this time last year, we were all spraying door handles, changes hand towels every 10 seconds, and wiping down every bag and every grocery coming into the house.  We were bringing up the battle gates and filling the moats.  But this year, after much has been learned, the weight is beginning to lift, and I foresee a great future ahead.  -------------------------- Get sleep, drink water, get in some sunshine, and enjoy yourselves out there. -------------------------- Be Healthy Yall
March 21, 2021
Episode 68, Weekend Catchup with Fia
Hello Happy Sunday.  Today I sat with Sofia and just went over what we did this weekend, and as unimportant as it may seem on the outset, in my opinion its definitely not.  We forget things quite quickly being humans in this world, and to miss reminiscing about 24 hours ago is a good thing.  We got to see a farm that has been around since 2004, and that provides our weekly organic veggies.  The kids got to run down the long dirt paths and be surrounded in the fields.   ---------------- We bought veggie starts and planted them in our small garden which I hope proves successful this year.  Then went to McKinney Roughs which was an amazing space with way more than expected.  Zip lines we'll have to do on next trip there.  Walking in nature with good friends and our kids was a very special day to not forget.  ---------------- Take care and Be Healthy Yall ---------------- ----------------
February 28, 2021
Episode 67, Glen Young
Today Diego and I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Glen Young, a longtime friend who I haven't spent nearly enough time in person with.  He has lived and continues to live his passion for climbing and mountaineering.  He shares some of the genesis of how he became to be a Martial Arts Muay Thai instructor in Thailand, ice climbing in Alaska, Washington St., Nepal, amongst many others.   -------------------- There is always more to learn and I hope you gain as much as I did from his endless and compassion for the world and our society as a whole.  He lives in line with his values and pursues expanding his knowledge always.  If you are ever planning to go on a short or long expedition, find this wonderful person and go for it. -------------------- Here is his Bio from Miyar Adventures.   Local Guide & Climbing Programs Director Glen has been working as an alpine guide for sixteen years, having led trips in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. Glen's climbing and guiding career has included seventeen climbs above 20,000 ft., including technical climbs of peaks such as AmaDablam and Kyajo Ri in Nepal and big glacier routes in Alaska. He's climbed routes on El Cap, Half Dome, and Big Walls in Zion in addition to hundreds of multi-pitch rock routes around the globe. Here in the Pacific Northwest he enjoys guiding complex alpine objectives such as the North Ridge of Forbidden Peak and the North Face of Mt. Shuksan. Previously, Glen guided white-water expeditions and taught martial arts. When not in the office or the field with Miyar he runs a nonprofit in Nepal that provides training to Nepalese mountain guides and funds infrastructure in remote areas of the Himalayas ( Glen is an AMGA Assistant Rock Guide and Apprentice Alpine Guide who is working toward IFMGA certification, which is the highest level of certification available to professional mountain guides. --------------------
February 13, 2021
Episode 66, Nudge
Well well isn't time to do some adulting one sided reading.  You get to hear my soothing voice read through "Nudge" by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein.  Very interesting read, and most surprising, it nudged me to action.   ------------ At end is short catch up with the kids which I hope you enjoy. ------------ As always, Be Healthy YALL
February 5, 2021
Episode 65, Robert Castorina
A big smile on Diego's face, that what I do this for.  Having close friends with such amazing lives and talents beyond what can be touched on in an hour.  I look forward more conversations with Robert, who shares experiences from childhood to current adulthood about Baja Mexico off-road racing, building pre-runners, racing dirt bikes, and pushing himself further every step of the way.  ---- He rides and races for fun, but is also a highly credited camera operator and film producer on films such as "Driving Dirty", "Formula Drift", and "Suzuki Speaks" to name a few. ---- Enjoy and Be Healthy Yall
January 21, 2021
Episode 64, Happy New Year!
Here we are, the long awaited end to 2020.  But through all the changes in almost everything, we have gained a chance to look at how we spend our time, how we spend our money, where we put energy, how to help ourselves and others more.  It's been an introspective one for sure, and our country is forced to face how we make and buy foods, what problems our current food system has created, and people and organizations have already been making amazing changes that will become the new norm.   ____ It always seems like we over-correct as a household and as a country and as a planet.  But during this time, I'm grateful for all we have and being able to connect with many friends and family I hadn't previously.   ____ Happy New Year and Be Healthy Yall
December 31, 2020
Episode 63, Zoom Chat
Hello, we are in Zoom land, a perfect sign and sound for ending 2020.  Diego, and all of us really, have become very comfortable and used to Zoom for meeting and talking with one another. We just hang, and here is a link to build your own versions of the Lexus LFA. Be Healthy Yall
December 13, 2020
Episode 62, Giving Thanks Aftermath
This is what's left after four amazing days of family you haven't seen in months.  Kids are thoroughly exhausted and not into it, but I have to capture what I can, even if it's only 20 minutes of their voices and their time.  They are here.  They won't always be.  It's not the conversation, it's that we're having one, and I'm listening, I'm wanting to be here with them.  It is absolutely necessary for to do this in some capacity, as I quite often am mentally jumping to the future where I'm sitting in the same room, but it is painfully silent as I listen to only my breath, then simultaneously being present with my two young children, unaware of how truly momentary these days are.  I hope all of you were able to find moments or more of deepened appreciation, especially for all the things we have and who we have in our lives. -- Be Healthy Yall -- Tyson still has it!! Saturday night fight was a draw with Roy Jones.  Google that in the future haha.
November 30, 2020
Episode 61, Lori Lozano
Houston born and raised, she pursued barbering after 13 years as a stylist, during which time she lived and worked in San Francisco and New York before returning to Texas.  She shared with us her journey to connecting with her profession, and will be opening her own trailer here in East Austin soon. - A life changing illness led her to begin creating her own barber products, free from toxins, which brought her personal relief, and every client and the barber community at large will benefit from them soon. - She also talked about her journey to connecting with her ancestral roots of being Native American, and her participation in the Standing Rock protests in 2016 against the Dakota Access Pipeline. - We appreciate her being in our lives, and I am inspired by her spirit to push through all obstacles to pursue her calling and improving her craft and lifestyle no matter what comes before her. - Please go and support her and get the best haircut of your life. - - - Be Healthy Yall
November 8, 2020
Episode 60, All Together Now
Ahhhhhh yes....American Election time.  No, not discussing it here much.  Instead....I try to illuminate what my confused and spinning mind is like.  Being home with all its perks, differences, changes...what's happening in the background of my thoughts while trying to spend (and not miss) time with my kids, all while not allowing the drastic change of daily life to steer me back toward familiar territory.  We are creatures of habit, and this quarantine routine has its ups and downs.  We all have much to be grateful for, even if I'm looking at not fun facts, it lights up what good is possible.  So, step into my head if you dare..... Be Healthy Yall
November 5, 2020
Episode 59, Cosmic Coming of Humans
This is an audio presentation for Diego's school assignment, and I thank his guides at school for giving him this option as a way to share what he learned.   Short and I try to pull as much info out of him as possible, and he surprises me with what he knows and with some big words.  Good stuff.  Sometimes even 10 minutes of someone looking at you in the eye and listening can make your week.   Be Healthy Y'all
October 17, 2020
Episode 58, Flatulence Ponderings
Good times!  We loosen up and dive into some fart science for the stay at home issues we've been wondering about.  Thank you Dollar Shave Club for all my razors, and the steady stream of hilarious science. Be Healthy Y'all
October 17, 2020
Episode 57, Dan Bullock
Today Diego and I got to hear the inside details of what it takes to bring a video game to life, and what it takes to pursue a life of making them.  Our friend Dan came and dropped some knowledge on us.  He has spent his adult life making games in all aspects, and is now Game Director and leads from the top to create them with his team.  From 2D to  Oculus games, he's done it all. Thanks Dan for hanging with us, and we'll see you on the trails. Be Healthy Yall!
September 27, 2020
Episode 56, Way of the Warrior Kid 2, Marc's Mission
Happy Sunday, today we went over a book from the Warrior Kid series that Diego had read last year, which Sofia has now started reading.  She finished this one, and I'm always impressed with the writing as its just as much for adults as for kids, lesson wise.   It covers bullying, overcoming problems, facing fears, taking responsibility, and more.  I'm glad to have found them and that my kids can learn (as well as me) important lessons and reminders for myself on how to address positive direction for all of us.   Here is the link to the site for the other books and gear. Be Healthy Yall
September 13, 2020
Episode 55, Food Fix by Mark Hyman and Starlink
All right, back at it.  Diego and I chat about school starting up, summer being over, and Starlink and holes in your head.  That's how we roll. I let him escape before I read a bit from Food Fix, which is very detailed in its suggestions for health and how we can all play a role in reversing the damage that has amassed from passively consuming whatever is easiest and/or cheapest.  It also details how that a large portion of our population doesn't have a choice and are surrounded by bad options, which is hard to overcome.  There is always light at the end of the tunnel, and my appreciation goes out to everyone working to change that. As always, thanks for listening. Be Healthy Yall
August 30, 2020
Episode 54, Two Years and going
Well well, time flies when you're having fun.  We have passed two years and plan to keep it going.   I will keep reading (and actually finish) and bring you more notes and research.  This virus has me distracted often, so I'm a little all over the place.   We still get our workouts in, bike rides, sleep, eating well.  Our victory garden is in and first sprouts are coming up too!   This is also a time to do some spring/summer house cleaning, give away all you can or don't need, and realize many of us have more than we can or do use.   If you want to stay at the ranch with Alpacas, here's the link Looks like we have a 2020-2021 school year of remote learning for many, so getting a good dedicated space for the kids I'm hoping will help with getting into the zone.   Take care of yourselves more than you ever have, listen to your body, and of course... Be Healthy Yall
August 11, 2020
Episode 53, Kenneth and Ethan Berendzen
After many weeks of attempts, we finally connected for our second zoom podcast, this time with my big brother Kenneth.  He is a professor at the University of Tuëbingen, an artist, dad, husband, and first one in our family to settle back in Germany after many generations after our ancestors immigrated to the states.  Ethan, one of his twin sons joins in and tells us about school and other kid stuff.   Please excuse the audio hiccups every once in awhile, life must go on. Take care and be Healthy Yall!
July 25, 2020
Episode 52, Jessica and Guillermo
More cousins yay! My cousin Jessica and her husband Guillermo hang with me and Diego.  He works for FEMA and she works for CDC.  We don't get too much into that, it's more about just being together.  Some of my favorite people for sure.   Fun fact, Jessica is Jacob's sister.   Our first zoom podcast, and the longest one to date. Take care and Be Healthy Yall
July 18, 2020
Episode 51, Wednesday Chilling
The kids and I hang for a bit, thinking back on a weekend that we spent on a small ranch for July 4th weekend.  We are continuing with our social distancing, which also allows us to get more quality time with the kids.  I do miss being with other friends and family, but it is special to have the kids all to ourselves and maximize a time in their lives where they love being close to us.    We played cards, swam all day, and we spent every meal together sharing appreciation and gratefulness that all of it is even possible.   We are aware it can't be that way for everyone, and that we should know how grateful we need to be for these moments.  I got to sit in a small horse barn, watching Diego pet the 3 dogs for long stretches of time, watch Sofia swim stronger than ever and gain confidence in the pool.   Coach him as he drove the Ranger with enthusiasm across the ranch, and also teach them both pool, and of course dual in ping pong with Diego who beat me every time.  His great-grandfather would be proud.   In the mornings, I rode my mountain bike around the perimeter and put the dual shocks to work, and found a nice quiet spot in the middle of the large open land to pause, and sit quietly, making sure I recognize how special of a time it is, and how fortunate we are to even find moments like these.  
July 8, 2020
Episode 50, Jacob and Brandie Smith
Cousins!! Yes, a sit down with the hosts with the most, my cousins Jacob and Brandie Smith.  Jacob and I used to catch minnows in the creek as kids on the land where he grew up, and this weekend I camped with Diego by that same creek.  This couple never cease to amaze me with their sense of adventure and physical capabilities.  And bonus, they are fun too!  Huge thanks to them for sitting down with me immediately after our last episode with Diego.   We get to listen from Jacob about his long dirt bike journeys on the Transamerica Trail, the Continental Divide, and a solo mission through New Mexico, he also works for Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant in Glen Rose, and enlightens us on real details from the inside. Brandie, rancher and goat yoga extraordinaire gets to drop more knowledge and I can't get enough.  So cool to sit and just listen and learn more about my family, we should close a door, and look in each other's eyes and just listen.  It's amazing what you learn from one another. Be Healthy Yall
June 23, 2020
Episode 49, Brandie Smith and Father Son Camping
Epic Texas camping this weekend for annual Father-Son camping trip at The Greatest of All Time Ranch, at my cousin's and uncle and aunt's land in Glen Rose, Texas.   AND, bonus to sit down finally with my cousin Brandie Smith, a Goat Yoga owner, rancher, tractor driver, and meditation loving super woman. Happy Father's Day! Be Healthy Ya'll
June 21, 2020
Episode 48, 1000lb Heart
Alot has been weighing on my mind.  I wasn't sure how to say anything, but knew I needed to.  With the encouragement of close friends, I speak up, and not ignore that I have time and a microphone and a duty as a father, husband, and member of society to do so.   Was I hesitant? Yes.   Do I have opinions?  Yes.   I thought it better to learn more, speak up, and open myself to conversation as I typically don't.   If you have any thoughts, or wish to reach me for this or any other episode, you can email me here.  I don't get around to checking it often but when I do I promise to write back. In this episode, I take you down a historical path, with my thoughts and ideas sprinkled in, and finally arrive at my closing thoughts and statements. If possible, I ask that you listen to it in its entirety for full impact.   Thank you, and Be Healthy Yall Some links referred to in this episode: Black Wall Street documentary Huey P on "People are Talking" Moses Powell Here are further resources put together by Kickstarter, Black Lives Matter
June 5, 2020
Episode 47, Chatting with Fia
I sit down again with the now 6 year old Sofia, or otherwise known as, Fia.  We talk about queso mostly.  Enjoy! Be Healthy Yall
June 5, 2020
Episode 46, Shoe Dog and The Greatest Story Every Told--So Far
So today we do a follow up on Shoe Dog by Phil Knight.  The story is nail biting and we left off on a cliff hanger, so soon we'll find out the rest.   I also read a bit from Lawrence Krauss's book, which I barely comprehended most of, but learned about the extreme patience and diligent persistence of many scientists and researchers on their quest for new knowledge.  Some waiting for decades to be validated in their hypotheses.   Again, we touch on how being at home with one another is going as well. Take care and Be Healthy Yall
May 26, 2020
Episode 45, The Third Eye
Good afternoon everyone, today we talked about Mez Data, a local graffiti artist.   He would have been with us in person,  so we discussed his art, and his use and incorporation of the third eye.  It was fun to sit and chat with Diego, and hear his thoughts on the zoom sessions. Thanks for listening! If you love goats, check out our family here Stay healthy Yall!
May 11, 2020
Episode 44, "Sometimes" by Ceelo and David Whyte
I kept thinking to myself the word 'sometimes' lately.  Sometimes I need space, sometimes I want nothing more than to be together, sometimes I want things exactly as they are, sometimes I want everything familiar again, sometimes I welcome the wave of change that is our whole life if we look back for a second, and know we are the future's past. So, that being said, I thought of Ceelo and his wisdom, after hearing David Whyte recite his poetry, and recognized the similar title.  Then I remembered my old poem of opposites which I think we are all feeling right now. And Diego's priceless laugh.  Can't want to do this again.  Thanks for listening. Be Healthy Yall
April 27, 2020
Episode 43, Good Food and Wrestling
Well....I'm pretty much all over the place, clearly scatterbrained a bit, many thoughts circling throughout the day.  I had a big stack of papers, not properly organized, highlighted, or thought out.  Weak attempt, but an attempt.  I was trying to express adult thoughts but trying to not forget the whole point of this podcast I do with my son.  To just be with my son.  To just be.  To try and relax and just shoot the breeze.  It's precious time we'll all wish we had more of, and time to feel putting your arms around your loved ones in a way you just won't see openly for quite some time.   By the way, first homemade beans still on my mind, not bad at all.   Be Healthy Yall
April 14, 2020
Episode 42, Quarantine Week 2
So, like everyone else, we try and make the best of the huge amount of time we get to be together now.  It's got its up and downs, and adjustments to be made, and I think we are all looking at things a bit different right now.  Take care of yourself, your health, manage your stress more than ever.   Stay positive and find all the good things that can become habits after we are back to what was before. A great person and podcast I recommend is Zach Bush on Rich Roll.  Here is the link.   Be Healthy Yall
March 30, 2020
Episode 41, Corona - Why Not
We chat about Corona, life the past month, Warrior Kid books, and avoiding distractions.  Also, I said this is episode 42, its 41.  Be Healthy Yall
March 16, 2020
Episode 40, Edward Banks
A great and humbling conversation with my mechanic, Mr. Eddie Banks, owner of Fast Eddie's Automotive.  If you drive anything, he's the man to go to.  A very hard working business owner and family man, it was a real pleasure to have him share his time and experience with Diego and I.  Enjoy and Be Healthy Y'all Link to his shop on Airport Blvd. and Manor Road.
February 29, 2020
Episode 39, Super Lap Battle COTA
We chat about Cars and Coffee as well as the Super Lap Battle at COTA, Circuit of the Americas F1 track here in Austin.  Our friend Brian Defrees raced his first wheel to wheel and we were there to support and check out tons of awesome cars.  Enjoy! Be Healthy Yall
February 18, 2020
Episode 38, Building Forts and "The Omega 3 Miracle"
Hanging after a sleep over Diego had with some friends, we talk about forts and the goodness of the flax oil we're taking now.  I read from "The Omega 3 Miracle" by Garry Gordon. Rhonda Patrick's podcast on Omega 3 and DHA. Be Healthy Y'all
February 2, 2020
Episode 37, 2019 Recap
Time to pause and be thankful for a great 2019, appreciating the good times, learning from the down times, and glad to spend time and life with good friends and family.  Lacrosse...I think Diego found his sport. Be healthy yall
January 19, 2020
Episode 36, Palau
I've seen many things in my life.....but THAT.......was...........AWESOME. I'll update with more links to the works of Dr. Chris and Anne Kitalong.   A spectacular country, wonderful people, welcoming and warm.  The longest trip we've ever taken as a family.   Be healthy ya'll.  
December 31, 2019
Episode 35, Random Conversation
Hello, just trying to squeeze in a short conversation here before a major trip to Palau.  Between packing, prepping, kids running in and out of the house, packing again, Amazon ordering, and all the excitement of the journey, we got it in today.  Hope you sense the excitement. Be healthy y'all.
December 15, 2019
Episode 34, Aesop Rock Lyrics
Diego and I talk about music, and I go over lyrics from 3 of my favorite songs by Aesop Rock.   Happy Thanksgiving! Be Healthy Yall
November 28, 2019
Episode 33, Grain Brain
No Diego!! I know, he's awesome.  You're stuck with only me today.  I read from Grain Brain, which does a deep dive into how carbs, sugar, gluten and other compounds do damage to your neurological health.  He has a new book out, Brain Wash which I'll get next after covering some other books first. Be Healthy Ya'll
November 12, 2019
Episode 32, Matt Jackson
My friend, nuclear physicist, radiation and laser specialist.  Enjoy.  Here is a radiation chart that Matt pulled up which is quite eye opening.  So proud to call him my friend and I love being around such knowledgeable and cool people, and able to share that with the kids. Be healthy ya'll!
November 9, 2019
Episode 31, Roblox and More
Surprise, Kid Podcast today.  Diego, with friends Aydan Reza and Declan Zogg, school me on Roblox and other video games.  Then I let them take over the room and just chats games.  Gotta mix it up and hope to keep the interest of sharing knowledge and thoughts alive.   Get ready though, next time I'll be breaking down my interpretations of lyrics by Aesop Rock, one of my favorite rappers. Be Healthy Ya'll
October 19, 2019
Episode 30, Sebastian Chang
Today we welcomed the amazing computer doctor wizard himself, Mr. Sebastian Chang, the engineer with the skills from TBD Post here in Austin.  I work there as well and he helps bail us all out with his computer translating and delegating abilities.  He shared how he got into that career, and a lot of what is going on in El Salvador where he still has family.   We also discussed some future possibilities in technology, and read a little from the book, Virtually Human by Martine Rothblatt, PH.D. This is Episode 30!  Personal goal hit so thank you all for taking time out of your lives to listen.  And many props to Diego for staying with us on this longer episode.  Take care. Be Healthy Ya'll
October 6, 2019
Episode 29, Brian Defrees
The REAL Brian Defrees was here!  What a followup to last episode.  Best part Diego says was getting into his rally car and taking a spin.  Super fun thank you Brian for sharing your wealth of rally and car knowledge.  Can't wait to see him race and take some rides with him soon.  See more about his epic journeys, multiple cross country trips, and learn about his 4 One Lap of America trips at link below. Be Healthy Ya'll
September 21, 2019
Episode 28, Rally Ready
Today we got the opportunity to turn an interest in car racing into a reality, we went to Rally Ready which is a rally car racing school near Austin.  It was AWESOME.  We took some laps in a Raptor taking jumps at full speed, as well as drifting in a rally car around the track.   I think Diego is hooked.  Whether he is or not, today rocked.  Also I recalibrate on what I'm doing here, hoping to inspire anyone listening to stop and take the moments in. Be healthy yall.
September 7, 2019
Episode 27, Wyatt Ferraro
A short but sweet attempt at explaining the harm of too much SUGAR! What does it do over time? And how can I explain this to kids in a fun way....hopefully you get some amusement out of this.  I will recap this subject in longer form again I'm sure.  We have Diego's classmate Wyatt over and he gets to join us as well.   Take care everyone!  And if you'd like to leave a voice message for us to share on our next episode just go to the webpage or on the Anchor app to do so.  We'd love to hear from you. Here is a few links that I referenced for today's episode. My favorite sources of health information and current research and two of their recent interviews. Take care and be Healthy!
August 25, 2019
Episode 26, Gulf Shores Caravan
Smile and be thankful! This was recorded with Anchor's default phone ability. Hope it's not too bad. Enjoy!
August 11, 2019
Episode 25, Christian Trevino
One Year Anniversary of the Bond! Whoa did that go by fast.  I thank anyone who has listened, I truly hope you have gained something positive as I know you all have busy lives, so THANK YOU ALL.   It has been extremely rewarding for me, and I feel that Diego loves the time that is dedicated to us.  We will keep it going until we don't, but the plan is to keep figuring out what we're doing.  One thing is certain, just making time was and is the goal, and that is a success in my eyes. I'm all over the place, but that's who I am, and that's who I'll be.  Just continuing to learn, and reminding myself I barely know anything, I barely understand anything, and that is a ripe opportunity to learn and be humble.   It was great having my nephew stay with us and spend a full week with us, as I know time spent with your favorite cousins is magical.   Take care! Cory and Diego
July 29, 2019
Episode 24, Weekend Wrapup
Diego and I had a great guest and podcast over this past Sunday, but unfortunately, the recording failed.  So I learned how I can prevent this from happening again, and being more on top of that.  But, today to catch up I sat with both kids and just talked like we always do.  Here's just us talking and hanging, nothing formal to bring, but no small thing either in my opinion.   Take care and thanks for listening!
July 17, 2019
Episode 23, Miles and Steve Suggs
Another epic week of Father-Son bonding on our annual trip to go camping in San Mateo, California.  After camping Diego did a recording with his friend that camped with us, Miles Suggs, who is only 4 months apart in age and grew up together until our move to Texas.   We visit him every time we come back and the boys had a blast hanging out and camping.  I followed right after and spent some time with his father, Steve Suggs.  Also a longtime friend, who was a cameraman for Eye Witness LA before many years before opening  his own production company.  His company is Mad Dog Video, which currently has sets shooting there for Basketball Wives.  We got a tour for the first time which we were happy to see.  It has been open for 29 years, and has an extremely long list of credits which you'll have to go to the website to read.   This trip helps strengthen our bond, and give us both opportunities to help each other explore our interests and learn from each other.   Many thanks to all our friends we visited and of course my friend Scott, who without him I would still be searching for a father-son tradition. Enjoy! If interested in camping in California, here is the site we always book through.
June 30, 2019
Episode 22, Geronimo Stilton 'Way of the Samurai' and Yuval Harari "21 Lessons for the 21st Century"
Happy Sunday! Diego go over a bit of reading, he reads from Geronimo Stilton, The Way of the Samurai, and I read a little again from 21 Lessons by Yuval Harari.  His book is no 'Book of 5 Rings' but is still a way to expose him to alot of cool facts about Japan's history.  We were both a little too relaxed from eating lunch, so excuse our overly calm demeanor.  Take care! And wasabi is hot.  
June 16, 2019
Episode 21, Chris Gonzales
My childhood friend visits us and we take a nice walk down 7th grade memory lane, Diego gets to laugh at me.  Chris is the Jr. Marine Corps training teacher at Bedichek Middle School in South Austin, and is also an Air Force Veteran having spent time in Germany and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Oh and some poop stories.  Thanks for listening! Let us know what you think about the show.
June 2, 2019
Episode 20, Beach Trip
Fresh back from our 3rd Annual Neighbors Beach Trip in Port Aransas.  We are very fortunate to have such amazing friends and neighbors, and we all get to share time and memories together, a new tradition for all of us.  Good times.  We also talk about taking care of the beach, and the importance of not littering, and also paying attention to how much trash we throw away everyday, not just at the beach.  
May 29, 2019
Episode 19, Mother's Day
Happy Belated Mother's Day!  I had a slight delay in getting to this episode, but better late than never.  Thank you to all the Moms out there working hard and loving unconditionally.  Diego is forced to listen to me recall how I wasn't as appreciative of my Mom until later in life, hopefully some of this sinks in, and I am forced to listen to crunching.  Take care!
May 14, 2019
Episode 18, Endgame SPOILER
We saw Avengers Endgame yesterday morning, and here is your spoiler episode!  We are here for you if you don't want to actually see it.  Also we talk about bikes, saturated fat, facebook, and science.  Mixed bag here, enjoy. Thanks for listening!
April 28, 2019
Episode 17, Victor Papa
Today Diego's classmate Victor came to share his experience about winning a chess tournament, and earning his blackbelt in Taekwondo.  I also let the boys have some private time on the mics, so the end is just two kids hanging out, so be ready for that.  Thanks for listening!
April 14, 2019
Episode 16, GP
Today we dive into a chronological conversation with the one and only, GP (Grandpa).  Diego's GP walks us through what life as a migrant worker was like when he was as grew up traveling with family.  A great treasure for him to have and remember listening to the hard work that he lived through to enjoy the life he has now.  A very positive and caring person I'm glad is in both our lives.  Enjoy.
April 6, 2019
Episode 15, Vitamins Mushrooms and Probiotics
Hi we had a guest neighbor Dylan Miller as I attempted to answer Diego's question "Why do I have to take vitamins?".  My apologies for the audio, I am still trying to sort out getting the 3 mic setup to sound correct. Have a great spring break!
March 20, 2019
Episode 14, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Black Holes
Today we attempt to learn about the cosmos a bit.  I read from Neil Tyson's 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' and Diego reads from his Scholastic Children's Encyclopedia about Black Holes.  He asked if I knew anything about them and I had that sudden realization I had read and heard about them many times and still had a loose grasp of what they are and do and how they impact the universe and all things related.  Fun stuff.  Hope you enjoy it and feel free to correct or make fun of my lack of understanding!  Uncle Kenneth's paper link:
March 8, 2019
Episode 13, Extended Syllables by Abdul Ismail and discuss Epee Fencing
Today we had Diego's friend and neighbor Declan Zogg be our guest.  We talked about the I-9 Basketball season, trying out fencing, and Collard Greens.  I read a few poems from the book Extended Syllables which was written by a friend of ours Abdul Fattah Ismail.
February 24, 2019
Episode 12, Sofia Berendzen
A quick introduction to my daughter Sofia, the 4 year old in my house.  We talk about lovies, and her love of Fridays.   
February 20, 2019
Episode 11, Rob Hammett
Today's guest is a wealth of outdoor and backpacking knowledge.  He tells us about the many summits and peaks that he has taken on throughout the US.  Very fortunate to have someone like him give us a prospective that contrasts with our typical day to day lives. 
February 10, 2019
Episode 10, Natural Born Heroes, a Green Kangaroo, and Shrimp Boats
We go through Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall, a fantastic historical story about amazing physical feats by brave Cretians and diet that made it possible.  Diego reads The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume.   
January 27, 2019
Episode 9, Looking back on 2018
Diego and I have alot to be thankful for looking back at this past year.  It was a busy one, and glad to have this podcast to going.  Thanks to everyone that helped us have such a great 2018.   Take care and be healthy y'all.  
January 6, 2019
Episode 8, Screen Time and Shoe Dog
Diego reads from the autobiography Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, and I read from Reset Your Child's Brain by Victoria Dunckley. We all wrestle with the idea of screen time's impact on ourselves and our kids. I wanted to dive deeper and learn some of the science behind what physiological effects occur.
December 16, 2018
Episode 7, Travel and Gratitude
Diego and I talk about recent trip to Miami, and about how we can appreciate everything in our lives and how many people make it possible.
November 12, 2018
Episode 6, Carlos Trevino aka Tio Talo
We sit with Diego's Tio from Dallas who works for Lexus Corporate and came to watch Diego play flag football. We also read through Gordon Korman's 'Titanic' and I read some from Dale Carnegie's 'How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.'
October 14, 2018
Episode 5, Adriana Rodriguez
Owner of Austin Eco Bilingual School. A Spanish Immersion, Reggio Emilia certified, PYP International Baccalaureate certified, NAEYC certified preschool with 2 locations.
September 29, 2018
Episode 4, Shark Attacks of 1916 and Functional Medicine
Diego reads from 'I survived' series titled Shark Attacks of 1916, and I go through Unconventional Medicine by Chris Kresser. And skateparks that we went to this weekend.
September 24, 2018
Episode 3, Father-Son Camping in SoCal
Talking about our annual camp trip to San Clemente, and skateboarding.
September 3, 2018
Episode 2, Nick Albert
Episode 2 with Nick Albert, owner of N2 Metalworks, and black belt in Japanese jujitsu.
August 14, 2018
Episode 1, The Intro
Getting to know us. A bit.
July 31, 2018