Skip to main content
Dimed Out

Dimed Out

By Mal Foster
Dimed Out is an anthropological Podcast dedicated to exploring the mysteries and meaning of life. An audio kaleidoscope of culture and society, alternative lifestyles and life experiences.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Castbox Logo

Castbox

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Season 3, Episode 9 - Talking To Myself
Alright gang, this week our special guest is…me. Playing the role of both of interviewer and interviewee, I have a much needed conversation with myself about a number of things. In an effort to be more transparent and to allow myself to be more vulnerable, this episode digs into my headspace. The depression and anxiety I've felt throughout the last two and half years, but in particular the last six months. The severe disconnect I've felt. Being alienated in my surroundings. Struggling with a new country and culture. The things I've done to try and outrun these feelings and why I need to face them. This is admittedly a bit of an indulgent concept, but by talking about these things out loud, it's helped me breathe life into realisation. As always thank you for listening and if any of you can relate to the subject matter at hand here, I hope this gives you some sense of comfort. FOR ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC https://malfoster.carrd.co/ LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE HERE https://ko-fi.com/dimedout LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE https://www.patreon.com/dimedout DIMED OUT PHYSICAL & DIGITAL MERCHANDISE NOW AVAIlABLE https://dimed-out.creator-spring.com/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/iammalfoster INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/iammalfoster/ FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/dimedoutpod
01:02:24
July 22, 2021
Season 3, Episode 8 - Pulling Oracle Cards with Kathy Crabbe
Alright gang, this week we're pulling oracle cards. In the concluding part of my conversation with artist, psychic, astrologer & soul reader Kathy Crabbe, I have my chakra's checked and Kathy pulls a couple of cards from her hand made oracle decks.    This mini session of sorts not only moved me to look inwards a little more, but it also provided some helpful creative prompts, such as free/automatic writing.    As an added bonus, me and Kathy also touch upon a couple of interesting areas towards the end of our chat. Mainly her thoughts on determinism and dealing with any negative information she receives amidst her soul readings. KATHY CRABBE - WEBSITE KATHY CRABBE - YOUTUBE CHANNEL YOU CAN FIND ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC  - RIGHT HERE  LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE HERE  LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT?  THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE HERE  WANT TO GET IN TOUCH? KEEP UP TO DATE OR SEND COMMENTS & FEEDBACK? - YOU CAN FIND ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
01:01:03
July 13, 2021
Season 3, Episode 7 - Soul Reading with Kathy Crabbe
Alright gang, this week we're exploring the world of Soul Reading.   In the first of a two part conversation with artist, astrologer, and psychic Kathy Crabbe, we find out what exactly Soul Reading is and how it works.   We also discuss Kathy's background. How she got into the world of metaphysics. Her psychic training. Sceptics, non traditional readings, her handmade oracle decks, and why Kathy spent five years drawing with her non dominant hand. SHOW BREAKDOWN Introduction to Kathy Crabbe - 5:01 What Is Soul Reading? - 6:34 Kathy's Psychic Training - Psychic Boot Camp  - 7:51 Sceptics & Non-Traditional Readings - 11:08 How Kathy got into Metaphysics - 16:02 Belief structures hidden by the dominant culture - 22:43Intuition vs Interpretation - 27:40 KATHY CRABBE - YOUTUBE  KATHY CRABBE - WEBSITE & SHOP YOU CAN FIND ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC  - RIGHT HERE  LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE HERE  LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT?  THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE HERE WANT TO GET IN TOUCH? KEEP UP TO DATE OR SEND COMMENTS & FEEDBACK? - YOU CAN FIND ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
43:19
July 8, 2021
Season 3, Episode 6 - Two Weeks With Karen (Week 2)
Alright gang, this is our final week with Karen the virtual life coach. Last week we answered some pretty deep and pointed questions and along the way we started to build an unconventional client/coach relationship. As we head into our final stage, the professional increasingly becomes a lot more personal. The choices we make have lasting effects, and by the end of it we're left with a number of questions like…what's the deal with Karen's flat mate Dave? Should Karen even be a life coach? Have I become a life coach? And what does any of these even mean? FOR ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC https://malfoster.carrd.co/ LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE HERE https://ko-fi.com/dimedout LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE https://www.patreon.com/dimedout DIMED OUT PHYSICAL & DIGITAL MERCHANDISE NOW AVAIlABLE https://dimed-out.creator-spring.com/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/iammalfoster INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/iammalfoster/ FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/dimedoutpod
01:00:36
July 1, 2021
Season 3, Episode 5 - Two Weeks With Karen (Week 1)
Alright gang, this is the first of two weeks with Karen, our virtual life coach. A smartphone app / interactive choose your own adventure game thing from Blast Theory that unfurls based on the choices you make. Karen has taken us on as a new client, but how much can we trust her? Our first week with Karen is spent building a foundation in an attempt to take more control of my life. But as the days progress, the sessions get deeper and the lines between coach and client become increasingly blurred. FOR ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC https://linktr.ee/malfoster LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE https://ko-fi.com/dimedout LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE https://www.patreon.com/dimedout DIMED OUT PHYSICAL & DIGITAL MERCHANDISE NOW AVAIlABLE SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK YOUTUBE
48:40
June 24, 2021
Season 3 Trailer
A little preview of what to expect from Dimed Out Season 3
02:46
June 18, 2021
Season 3, Episode 4 - Chasing The Unicorn with Dr Lauren Serpico
Alright gang, this week, as the majestic unicorn continues to run, we're standing still and taking a minute to look inwards.   In the concluding part of my conversation with Dr Lauren Serpico, we're looking at how the internet is a hammer and how micro content is a double edged sword. 

   We also reminisce over Britney Spears dance routines. Speculate on how social media is speeding up adolescence and dive into a number of tips to boost productive, healthy, social media use. SHOW BREAKDOWN 2:48 - Chasing the Unicorn - Comparative Behaviour Online 7:02 - Social Media is a Hammer 13:32 - The Double Edged Sword of Micro Content 19:16 - Is Social Media Speeding Up Childhood? 24:34 - Productive & Healthy Social Media Tips DR LAUREN - INSTAGRAM OUT THERE SOCIAL FOR ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC https://linktr.ee/malfoster LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE HERE LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE DIMED OUT PHYSICAL & DIGITAL MERCHANDISE NOW AVAIlABLE SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK YOUTUBE
34:45
June 17, 2021
Season 3, Episode 3 - LIKE MEdia with Dr Lauren Serpico
Alright gang, this week we're aiming to put the social back into social media.  In the first of a two part conversation with Dr Lauren Serpico we dig into the pros and cons of remote working. We're talking procrastination, productivity, accountability, and perfectionism.   But our main focus is on a major issue when it comes to social media and mental health. Chasing the unicorn. Also known as the detrimental pursuit of perfection. Social media as a measuring stick can be a real problem and a glaring example of how comparison really is the thief of joy.    Harnessing her education and experience Dr Lauren provides us some mindful, pro-active tools to combat this and to create a more immersive, communal experience online. SHOW BREAKDOWN 4:50 - Working Remote, Perfectionism and Procrastination 19:57 - An Introduction to Dr Lauren 22:43 - Stop The Scroll 28:10 - Perfect Does Not Exist 34:18 - Gen Z & the Digital Landscape They Were Born Into DR LAUREN SERPICO - INSTAGRAM OUT THERE SOCIAL  FOR ALL THINGS 'DIMED OUT' RELATED, WEBSITE, SUBSCRIPTION LINKS, OTHER PODCAST RELATED GUBBINS ETC  https://linktr.ee/malfoster LIKE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DIMED OUT? THEN CHECK OUT OUR KO-FI PAGE HERE https://ko-fi.com/dimedout LOVE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND WANT EVEN MORE CONTENT?  THEN CHECK OUT OUR PATREON PAGE https://www.patreon.com/dimedout SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK YOUTUBE
51:22
June 10, 2021
Season 3, Episode 2 - Monkey Pong with Chris Cooke
Alright gang, this week we're plugging in to a mind altering present and potential future. Joined by Chris Cooke of the 'Beyond Binary Thinking' podcast, we dig into the idea of a symbiotic relationship between humanity and technology. From telepathic monkeys with brain implants and Elon Musk to self driving cars, living in a simulation, and boomers living forever in the cloud, we explore the exciting yet somewhat terrifying world of transhumanism.
44:22
June 3, 2021
Season 3, Episode 1 - Animal Attacks with Jeremy Carberry
Alright gang, this week we're taking a walk on the wild side with Jeremy Carberry, creator of 'The Teeth' podcast. Chatting with Jeremy we discuss his background in sound engineering, animal handling in Hollywood and his personal experience with animal attacks. From scorpions and stingray barbs to cookie cutter sharks, humboldt squids and a close encounter with a bear, the season 3 premiere is a ferocious must-listen.
01:04:14
May 27, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 16: State of the Union Pt.3
Alright gang, this week it's the Season 2 Finale! To cap off the second season we're taking a look at what's happened since starting back up in December. Looking at the highlights, the topics covered, new areas explored, and of course the guests we've had on to share their stories, insight, expertise and experience.
46:08
April 15, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 15: Medicine & Mythology
Alright gang, this week we're joined by our final guest for the season, Audrey from the 'Anatomyth' podcast. Discussing her love for mythology along with her academic pursuit of medicine, Audrey digs into a fascinating project she's recently launched. Anatomyth is a pretty unique podcast that merges folk tales and lore from across the world with lesser known, contemporary medical conditions. A potent blend of education and entertainment that in this episode alone brings a varied collection of finds. From simulated labour pains and Celtic curses to facial cream that contains snake venom, this is dive into medicine and mythology is something that you don't want to miss.
42:23
April 8, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 14: Coffee, Modern Art & Giant Alien Spiders
Alright gang, pulling from my travel memoir for the last time, we conclude my time in New York. Alongside my (not so) worldly musings on coffee, modern art and Yoko Ono, this episodes digs further into my battle with social anxiety & lone drinking. It also focuses on a globe trotting Australian I encountered. A woman who introduced me to giant alien spiders and Japanese restaurants.
01:18:30
April 1, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 13: Reading from My Travel Memoir
Alright gang, this week we're diving into my past. After rediscovering a travel memoir I was working on, but subsequently abandoned five years ago, I thought I'd read through the first couple of chapters that never were. The memoir was intended to cover the coast to coast adventure across America that eventually placed me in Central Texas. Digging into the first section of the first draft, we find a younger, more anxious, and socially uncertain version of myself navigating the streets of New York. Bushwick, Brooklyn to be precise. In this episode you can expect to find plenty of cringe-worthy thoughts. Overly descriptive writing. Anxiety. Catastrophizing. The facing of demons and even a little bit of poignant insight. Opening this memoir up after five years was a little daunting to say the least, but ultimately it proved that sometimes you really do need to look at where you were, to truly appreciate where you are.
57:08
March 25, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 12: Story Time with Kayla Spears
Alright gang, this week we're chatting with Youtube story teller Kayla Spears. In my conversation with Kayla we talk about how and why she started 'Story Time with Kayla'. The value of having a mission statement. The validity of finding your calling, in your own time, in your own way. The importance of representation, reflection and identity in children's literature. The impact her story telling Youtube channel has had during the pandemic and so much more.
46:20
March 18, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 11: Dungeons and Dragons with Brad Godson
Outside of giving me a solid introduction to the world of Dungeons & Dragons, Brad was kind enough to share his experiences with the game and how as a blind player, it's become such a positive hobby for him to pick up. In the episode we discuss how creating a detailed D&D character can be a great way to extend & explore your personality. How it can be an opportunity for others to relate to who you are, or to put yourself in somebodies boots. Figuratively and literally as I came to learn. We also touch upon how life has been for Brad since losing his sight, how D&D has given him a social channel that makes a huge difference & how this beloved RPG can be a developmental tool for children.
55:47
March 11, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2: Episode 10: Everywhere at the End of Time
Alright gang, this week I'm documenting my experience with The Caretaker's seminal music project 'Everywhere at the End of Time'. An experimental, dark ambient album that spans six and half hours, EATOT explores and depicts Alzheimer's disease through six stages. Going through each stage I explore the emotional and mental effects of the project.
01:11:04
March 4, 2021
Dimed Out - Season 2, Episode 9: Infinitely Curious
Alright gang, this week we're taking a look at Infinitely Curious, the first collection of lo-fi beats, jazz hop, ambient and downtempo music from the Dimed Out podcast.

 We'll be playing a number of cuts from the compilation along with some additional tracks before breaking down their original and inspirations.
01:00:07
February 18, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 8 - Seth Shostak
Alright gang, this week I'm joined by renowned, senior astronomer Dr Seth Shostak. We're talking about his work with SETI. The search for intelligent life in the cosmos and a whole host of things that are alien related. If you too, want to believe, then this one is most definitely for you.
48:37
February 11, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 7 - LHOHQ
Alright gang, this week we're digging into one of the strangest, creepiest rabbit holes on the internet. There are many theories regarding the identity and purpose of LHOHQ. Some believe it to be a hiding place for confidential material. Others think it's an alternative reality game or a gallery for avant grade digital art. Whatever it is, LHOHQ is a pretty strange, creepy and confusing labyrinth. Exploring its numerous layers, we put together a cut and paste collage of deep fake dancing, illegal weapon deals and the potential hidden agenda of build a bear workshop.
01:00:01
February 4, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 6 - Brandi Fleck (Human Amplified)
This week I'm joined by fellow podcaster and the founder of Human Amplified, Brandi Fleck. 

In this jam packed conversation we're taking a look at some of the most prominent elements that make us human. We're talking about the balance of duality in our lives. The idea of determinism and connectivity on a universal scale. What Brandi has learned from listening to other people share their personal stories. What she's learnt about herself since podcasting. The power of vulnerability, relating to other people and the role social media plays on our personal identity.
01:08:24
January 28, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 5: Magical Mystery Tour of Youtube
Alright gang, this week I'm digging through my 'to watch later' playlist. Cherry picking a bunch of videos I've been sitting on for some time, we dig into a variety of topics. Train surfing, occultism, performance art, the emotional spectrum of Chimpanzees, and more awaits you in this magical, mystery tour of YouTube.
01:10:24
January 21, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 4 - Survive by Sapphire Geer
This week I'm joined by Sapphire Geer, author of the book 'Survive". A challenging and touching memoir that recounts a truly remarkable, life changing experience. At the age of 11, Sapphire was left to survive starvation and the frigid elements of winter, amongst the Yukon wilderness. 

Having published the book, Sapphire discusses surviving such a physical, mental and emotional experience. How she found herself in a place to confront the past and put her story into words and how she hopes her story will inspire others to speak out about their traumatic pasts and find healing as well.
53:11
January 14, 2021
DIMED OUT JAMZ - PREVIEW
Alright gang, one of the things I've been working on recently is putting together a collection of music that was originally made for the podcast, but has evolved into something larger than just a 20 second transition. It's still in the works but I have a bunch of tracks ready and I wanted to give you a little preview of what to expect. The project is shaping up to be an EP/Mini Album with the tentative title of "Dimed Out Jamz". Musically speaking, it's a mix of lo-fi hip hop and ambient music with some jazz influences and a couple of psychedelic elements to add a little spice. Not sure on an ETA yet, but I will keep you posted in the meantime, enjoy this little sample platter.
02:29
January 8, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 3 - Mindset Coach Dani Longo
This week I'm joined by mindset coach and all round curious cat, Dani Longo. We're diving into the importance of dream journalling and interpretation. How dreams help us process fear and anxiety. The trippy art of lucid dreaming and the relationship between science and spirituality. We also get into what exactly a Mindset coach is. Dani's path to becoming one. The personal rewards it has brought her and how a mindset coach could be just the thing you need to upgrade yourself for the new year.
01:03:56
January 7, 2021
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 2 - 2020 Time Capsule
As we say goodbye to the turbulent year that was 2020, we're not lamenting the awful that we've endured. Instead we're celebrating the bright spots amongst the darkness. After cracking open a proverbial podcast time capsule, I invited four previous guests to contribute 2 things that they've found and loved in 2020. Beloved TV shows, hobbies, video games, lifelong memories, personal revelations and more are all going into the mix. The only question is, what two joyous discoveries are you throwing in?
01:10:23
December 31, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 2, Episode 1 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring…except me, my mum, Santa Claus, Krampus & Belsnickel. 

 In this festive special we've loaded up the sleigh with yuletide memories from childhood. The fear of having my picture taken with Father Christmas. Santa deniers. The ideology of Christmas Shoes. Old socks full of nuts and fruit. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A typewriter, and some alternatives to Santa Claus, courtesy of German folklore.
59:22
December 24, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 26 - State of the Union (Part II)
Alright lads, so here we are, on the other side of the US Election and the end of our first season. We will of course be talking about the historic, emotional roller-coaster week that was, BUT we'll also be discussing highlights of our first season and hopes for the future.
49:56
November 9, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 25 - State of the Union (Part I)
With time running out before one of the most dramatic, integral elections in US history. We're looking at the past four years and the possible future of the next four. In a hybrid episode of sorts, conducted originally as a livestream, we're discussing the importance of pivotal issues such as Economics, Environment and Immigration.
01:13:30
November 2, 2020
Halloween Bonus Podcast!
Alright lads, seeing as it's Halloween here's a spooky companion piece to this years Halloween special. 

In this bonus episode you'll find me talking with our special guest Joe about real life locations for some of cinemas most iconic horror movies. Plus courtesy of Thrillist I take a look at some of America's most haunted and downright creepy locations.
31:39
October 27, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 24 - Horror Movies for Halloween
Alright lads, it's Halloween week & we've got plenty of treats! Special guest, horror aficionado & co-host of The Podcast Macabre, Joe Meyers brings us a list of somewhat overlooked, underserved, indie & lesser known horror movies. Modern vampires, serial killers, creepy cults & more make up for an excellent slate of scary films for your Halloween viewing.
01:18:19
October 27, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 23: Dream Journal
Alright lads, this week we're turning off the lights and diving into my subconscious. This year I've been keeping a dream journal to document my night time visions of missing siblings, teenage goths, time loops and giant spiders. Now I'm cracking it open and with the help of a dream dictionary, I'm hoping to get a better understanding of what they mean.
01:14:45
October 22, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 22 - Alternative Therapy and Medicine
Alright lads, this week we're saying YES to alternative therapy and medicine. Embracing our inner woo-woo, we're venturing into a whole range of new age practices like Gong Baths. Crystal Reiki Yin Yoga. Crystal healing. Cupping and Forest Bathing. We also talk about how the possibility of reincarnation and our preferred vessel if rebirth IS an option.
57:44
October 15, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 21 - Growing An Eco-Friendly Business
Alright lads, this week we're talking with Rachel Shaw ECOnsultant about her decision to leave the corporate rat race & start a business of her very own. We dig into why she's concentrating on why she's focusing on the growth ethical and eco-friendly business. Finding support and inspiration online and the importance of curating your own environment.
01:04:00
October 8, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 20 - Scott Davidson from Living Adaptive
Alright lads, this week I'm joined by Scott Davidson, the man behind the empowering content platform/community Living Adaptive. During his time with me Scott talks openly about his congenital disability & how he, himself, has adapted & thrived despite the challenges he's faced. What led him to create Living Adaptive & what he's learned from from doing so.
50:21
October 1, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 19 - Transhumanism
Alright lads, this week we're entering the fascinating world of Transhumanism. 

With help from our special guest James (author of The Transhumanist Manifesto) we look at what Transhumanism actually is. The ethics behind it. Religious ties & opposition. The DIY work of Biohackers. Deathism. The acceptance of natural death & the possibility of mind uploading.
01:09:57
September 24, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 18 - Movie Robots
Alright lads, this week I'm joined once again by my special guests Pamela and Armando Armillei. Diving into their love of sci-fi, I pick their human brains to come up with a list of their favourite movie robots. Revisiting the likes of Blade Runner, Terminator, The Matrix and Star Trek, we discuss a number of iconic AI systems and underrated androids.
49:13
September 17, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 17 - The Isle of Manbear
Alright lads, this week we're making history as the Armillei's join me as the first married couple to guest on Dimed Out. Through the power of Zoom I link up with Pamela and Armando on the Isle of Man to talk about being free of Covid 19. The existence of Bigfoot. The pros and cons of living in different time periods and the value of traditions.
44:27
September 10, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 16 - Inge Ginsberg
Surviving the holocaust. Writing songs for Hollywood. Fronting a metal band in her 90s. The life of Inge Ginsberg is truly a unique and compelling story. Inge is now 98 and in her lifetime she has experienced numerous amazing chapters. In this week's podcast we'll be going through them.
44:11
September 3, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 15 - Heaven's Gate and Ed Gein
Alright lads, in our second conversation with Andi we talk about her fascination with True Crime & why the genre as a whole attracts so much attention. For specific examples we take a look at the infamous Heaven's Gate cult & notorious killer Ed Gein. We also share creepy anecdotes, take a trip to Skinwalker Ranch and envoke the spirit of David Blaine.
01:01:03
August 27, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 14 - Mindfulness, Meditation and Tik Tok
Alright lads, this week I'm joined by Andi for a transparent journey of understanding & self improvement. We're tackling a number of personal/interpersonal issues such as stockpiling problems, internal pressure & doomscrolling. We also look at how mindfulness as exercises, positive affirmations & asking for help can be a huge benefit to your mental health.
01:02:32
August 20, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 13 - 75th Anniversary of V-J Day
Alright lads, this week we are commemorating the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day by looking at World War 2 from a more obscure angle. 

 We're marking the occasion by discussing failed weapons & successful missions. In particular The Great Panjandrum. Lyttle Adams infamous Bat Bombs. Operation Frankton & the mind boggling brilliance of Operation Mincemeat.
55:38
August 13, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 12 - Barry Chuckle, Power Tools and School Plays
Alright lads, in our second conversation with Shaune, we're talking about new hobbies & creative outlets discovered during lockdown, in particular woodwork. We're also discussing the intimidation of power tools. Christmas nativities & Star War's parodies. The Best/Worst gifts we've received & the iconic entertainer/political revolutionary Barry Chuckle.
46:22
August 6, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 11 - Working From Home, VHS Rentals and Death by Headache
Alright lads, this week I'm joined by one of my best friends, Shaune for a real mixed bag of topics. We're talking about working from home during the Corona virus crisis. Breaking unproductive habits. The Pomodoro technique for completing tasks. Trepanation & other old timey medical tactics. Global Video & the VHS rental store experience as a whole.
57:44
July 30, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 10 - Big Talk With My Mum
To celebrate breaking into double digits, I invited the true creator of 'Dimed Out' onto the podcast, my mum. We're talking parental memories, childhood toys, alien encounters and courtesy of Kalina Silverman's 'Big Talk' project, I have her answer some pretty deep, human questions.
53:31
July 23, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 9 - Racial Division, Living In Europe and the Power of Language
Alright lads, this week I'm joined by the sincerely wonderful La Boo. We're talking about racial division. The black lives matter movement. Living in Europe. The unrelenting fear of fully grown adults in mascot costumes. The power of language and personal mantras.
01:07:27
July 16, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1: Episode 8 - Animal Crossing, Wicca Rituals and Pole Fitness
Alright lads, this week I'm joined by my very good friend Gina to talk about the economic structure of Animal Crossing. Her experience with & peoples misconceptions of the Wicca lifestyle. The rituals & remedies she's adopted. Fate, destiny & tarot cards. Emotional allowance/intelligence & both the mental & physical benefits of pole dance fitness classes.
01:29:32
July 9, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1: Episode 7 - Black Inventors and Innovators of the 19th, 20th and 21st Century
Alright lads, this week we're looking at eight pioneering individuals within American history. Eight black inventors & innovators of the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Men & women who faced extreme adversity yet overcame and triumphed in the field of science, medicine and technology.
01:04:27
July 2, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 6 - Top 5 Paul Thomas Anderson Films
Alright lads, this week I'm joined once again by Dan Sarath to wish Paul Thomas Anderson a happy birthday. From Punch Drunk Love to There Will Be Blood, we look at the diversity of PTA's filmography and compile our top 5 films.
26:48
June 25, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 5 - Skoolie Life and Banana Island
Alright lads, this week I'm joined by Tanner Bananner. We're discussing living off the grid. How he bought himself a Skoolie (converted school bus) & why he's decided to call it his home. Dipping into Tanner's past we also talk about what he’s learned from taking a vow of honesty & how becoming a fruitarian changed his life, health and overall outlook.
01:06:21
June 18, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 4 - Documentaries, Film & Japan
Alright lads, in this episode I am joined by my very first guest, Mr Dan Sarath. Digging into our mutual love of film, we discuss the importance of Pans Labyrinth. The beauty of Spirited Away. The work of Frederick Wiseman & Mark Cousins. Overrated Netflix documentaries. What it's like to stage your very own film screening and Dan's travels to Japan.
01:11:39
June 11, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 3 - Run The Jewels
Alright lads, I'd lend a hand but it's stuck in the fist and gun position. To mark the release of Run The Jewels latest album, RTJ 4, this episode is a celebration of all things Killer Mike and El-P. After going through a brief history of their solo careers and how the pair came to be, I talk about how much this union means to me.
44:20
June 4, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Strength In Numbers
Following the sickening events of last week and everything that has followed, I wanted to take a few minutes to vent against the fascist abuse we've witnessed and support those standing against it.
14:12
June 1, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 2 - Dancer In The Dark
Alright lads, this week I'm using Keep or Delete rules to review Lars Von Trier's polarising film 'Dancer In the Dark'. ​ Looking at the films narrative, direction, aesthetic, performances & my overall enjoyment of the movie, I decide whether it's worth keeping or if it should be deleted...permanently. Hypothetically speaking of course.
56:34
May 28, 2020
Dimed Out: Season 1, Episode 1 - What Is This?
Alright gang, welcome to Dimed Out! Dimed Out is on the verge of celebrating its one year anniversary and to coincide with that I decided to remake the pilot episode. Having completed two seasons, with the third one just about to start, the podcast has come a long way since it first launched.

 In this introductory episode I talk about how the show came to be and give an overview of the various topics we've covered and guests who have appeared. Covering music and film, along with lesser known chapters of history, lifestyle, society and culture, Dimed Out has developed a truly diverse spectrum and I'm so pleased you've decided to join me on this magical, mystery tour.
29:15
May 21, 2020