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Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

By Taylor Cramer, Beth Milligan, Anthony Weber

Breaking the Surface is what you get when 3 cohosts - an Ethics Teacher and Pastor, Journalist, and Former Social Worker sit down to discuss culture, politics, entertainment, and much more. All while enjoying some of their favorite local beverages.
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Tech's Impact on Mental Health
Tech's Impact on Mental Health
In this episode the group discusses the continued degrading of mental health, particularly in our youth. We cite data and our anecdotal evidence of having witnessed this downturn in real time.   One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
01:00:55
May 17, 2022
Reactions to Elon Musk Buying Twitter
Reactions to Elon Musk Buying Twitter
In a monumental move, Elon Musk has purchased twitter. He says it is ensure freedom of speech. The group reacts to this notion in the latest episode.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
53:49
May 03, 2022
Why Is Everyone Raising Chickens?
Why Is Everyone Raising Chickens?
Three proud chicken owners gather to discuss the philosophical reasoning for raising these wonderful birds. They ponder whether a fast paced society is encouraging the adoption of old world activities and share the deep impact nature has on their wellbeing.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
57:36
April 19, 2022
Is Slapping Ever Okay?
Is Slapping Ever Okay?
The "slap heard round the world" between Will Smith and Chris Rock led the group to discuss if/when physical responses to injustice are appropriate.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
55:15
April 05, 2022
What We're Watching
What We're Watching
In today's episode the group discusses their current entertainment intake. Including, The Batman, Jack Reacher, old episodes of Survivor, and even a couple of current reads.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
48:44
March 22, 2022
A Continued Look at the Turmoil in Ukraine
A Continued Look at the Turmoil in Ukraine
Much continues to happen in Ukraine amidst the Russian Invasion. The entire group gathers together to discuss the latest.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
53:38
March 08, 2022
Ukraine and Russia Conflict
Ukraine and Russia Conflict
In this episode Beth and Anthony discuss the continued conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
41:57
February 22, 2022
Free Speech and Book Banning
Free Speech and Book Banning
In this episode the crew sits down to discuss the critiques of Joe Rogan, free speech, and the move to ban certain books and curriculums from schools.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
56:13
February 08, 2022
What Has Our Attention in 2022
What Has Our Attention in 2022
Beth is back from sunny California to discuss with Taylor and Anthony some of the happenings of early 2022.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
42:04
January 25, 2022
Conservatives and Liberals Are Wrong About Each Other
Conservatives and Liberals Are Wrong About Each Other
Anthony and Taylor sit down to discuss a recent article from The Atlantic, "Conservatives and Liberals Are Wrong About Each Other."  Link to the article: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/liberals-conservatives-wrong-about-each-other/620996/?fbclid=IwAR1kgyCRrIr0PwU1r0yP6a7i7rQjxRtH0a2oMKE1KUNE4TjclFXhXZVDqbs  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
48:30
January 11, 2022
The History of Christmas
The History of Christmas
Anthony goes DEEP into the history of Christmas and sets up the group for a discussion about "the war on Christmas."  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
54:56
December 14, 2021
The Rittenhouse and Arbery Trials
The Rittenhouse and Arbery Trials
In this episode the group is back in person! We discuss the Rittenhouse and Arbery Trial decisions. Including, the topic of legality vs morality.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
01:02:20
November 30, 2021
Discussing Breakthrough COVID Cases
Discussing Breakthrough COVID Cases
Breakthrough cases have been steadily increasing the last few weeks. These cases have also impacted members of BTS Podcast. In this episode we discuss our experiences with breakthrough cases and our outlook as boosters become available. Lastly, we touch on the Aaron Rogers situation in Green Bay.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
48:30
November 16, 2021
A Philosophical Look at Sports
A Philosophical Look at Sports
On the heels of a HUGE Michigan State vs Michigan football game, the crew discusses sports. Wondering why we value them so much as a culture and the role competition plays as humans.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
36:50
November 02, 2021
Reacting to the Chappelle Special
Reacting to the Chappelle Special
Listen in as the group reacts to the latest Dave Chappelle special, the Closer.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
32:47
October 26, 2021
What We're Watching
What We're Watching
In this episode each member of the group shares what they've been watching recently and the lessons that our entertainment consumption has taught us.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
50:51
October 05, 2021
Reactions to the Fall Mandates
Reactions to the Fall Mandates
Mandates continue to roll in during this fall season regarding C-19. The group responds and reacts to these mandates. One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com 
41:54
September 21, 2021
Discussing Climate Change
Discussing Climate Change
In light of the latest IPCC Report, Hurricanes, and Flooding, the group discusses Climate Change. One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
01:00:34
September 07, 2021
Discussing the US Withdrawal
Discussing the US Withdrawal
In this episode the group discusses the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Particularly, looking at the ethical implications of occupying other parts of the world.   One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com 
45:09
August 24, 2021
Approaching Bad Faith Arguments
Approaching Bad Faith Arguments
In this episode we discuss how to approach "bad faith arguments." The public discourse is full of bad actors and arguments made in poor faith. What type of interaction do these people deserve? How do we engage with those that seem to lack a desire for truth or use malice as a driving force? And what do we need to keep in mind in order to avoid becoming someone that argues in bad faith?  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com
59:45
July 31, 2021
Revisiting Previous Episodes
Revisiting Previous Episodes
In this episode the group revisits old discussions. They provide updates to the news stories and additional thoughts since the original recordings. From everything to the latest with Britney Spears to the unearthing of Native American children's graves.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com
01:09:20
July 09, 2021
Freedom for Some
Freedom for Some
We are smack dab in the middle of Juneteenth becoming federally recognized as a holiday and the upcoming 4th of July celebrations. It left us to explore the idea of Freedom and how each American might experience it differently. The history of Freedom in this country varies for many. We discuss how it might serve others best to realize this. We ask how we can seek to understand the realities of others versus putting hurdles in front of them. A link to the "Living in the Margins" article is found below. Life on Margins Up North  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com  
54:24
June 25, 2021
A Discussion About Wealth & the Wealth Gap
A Discussion About Wealth & the Wealth Gap
In this episode the group sits down to discuss a recent article from Propublica that sheds light on the financial behavior of the Ultra Wealthy and the loopholes they utilize to avoid paying taxes. We explore the potentially corrosive aspects of power and money, bootstrap mentality, the disparity of inheritance for people of color, the importance of empathy, cultural shifts that need to take place, and what we are going to implement in our own lives.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com 
48:23
June 11, 2021
The State of Education
The State of Education
In this episode, Beth, Anthony, and Taylor discuss education. COVID drastically impacted education, and even shed light on cracks in the system. How did students, teachers, and parents fare through COVID? And what are some ways we can take what we learned into our increasingly normalized learning environments? One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com 
57:27
May 28, 2021
COVID's Influence on Entertainment
COVID's Influence on Entertainment
Concerts, ball games, movies, and live events were all impacted by COVID. In this episode the group shares their reaction to entertainment in COVID times and how they plan to appreciate entertainment and art in a a landscape that has been altered by an inability to gather in groups. They also touch on the importance of community and the need for in person contact moving forward.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com  
01:05:03
May 14, 2021
Gun Culture, A Philosophical Discussion
Gun Culture, A Philosophical Discussion
In this episode the crew opens a giant can of worms. They each share their views on America's gun culture, discuss why gun owners seem to be so eager to shut down any conversation about gun control, look at the "good guy with a gun theory," and much more. One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com  
01:10:03
April 30, 2021
Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?
Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?
In this episode, Beth, Anthony, and Taylor sit down to discuss the current Supreme Court case regarding NCAA Student Athletes and their ability to profit off their talents while in school. Should schools be required to pay their student athletes? What about being able to profit off of their own likeness? We cover all of that and much more.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com
48:19
April 16, 2021
Vaccine Eligible, Now What?
Vaccine Eligible, Now What?
Michigan is opening eligibility for the COVID vaccine to anyone over the age of 16. In this episode the crew sits down to share some of the research that has informed their decision to get the vaccine. From there they discuss existing in a society that includes vaccinated and unvaccinated people.   One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com
54:23
April 02, 2021
Framing Britney
Framing Britney
In this episode, Beth, Anthony, and Taylor discuss the recent "Framing Britney" documentary. They discuss the media and public's approach to women in the entertainment industry, particularly, when they are struggling. The conversation then moves towards the complexities of why the way we respond to stories like Britneys says a lot about us as individuals. "Breaking the Surface" is a proud member of the "Boardman Review Podcast Collective." To learn more about the collective as well as other projects, follow the links below. One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com 
01:12:37
March 19, 2021
The Latest from the United States
The Latest from the United States
On this episode, Beth, Anthony, and Taylor discuss the "State of the Union." They share their views regarding how things have been going since the change in presidency, why things seem more "more quiet," and the difficulty that the US has in recognizing aspects of its history.    "Breaking the Surface" is a proud member of the "Boardman Review Podcast Collective." To learn more about the collective as well as other projects, follow the links below.  One stop shop for all of the Boardman Review Podcast Collective- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/758aOV2M9Gw3l6A28xC1E0?si=OCq6pZq1TSG54oKRTfUbAg&nd=1 Link to Beth's work- https://www.traverseticker.com Link to Anthony's work- http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com Link to Taylor's work- https://www.coldshowermedia.com and https://coldshowerpodcast.com
55:09
March 05, 2021
Trailer
Trailer
Check out this trailer for an overview of what you can expect to hear from the cohosts of "Breaking the Surface." 
02:25
March 01, 2021