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The Jeshua D. Noel Podcast

The Jeshua D. Noel Podcast

By Jeshua D. Noel
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Highlights from “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy is “A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America’s broken system of justice — from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.” - Google Books
January 7, 2020
Highlights from "A Praying Life" by Paul Miller
December 31, 2019
"Memory" by H.P. Lovecraft | A Philosophical Analysis
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December 26, 2019
Symbolism in "The White Ship" by H.P. Lovecraft
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December 24, 2019
The Beautiful Violence of Individualism: The Role of Reservations in Brave New World
Huxley beautifully contrasts man’s natural state with the communal comfort he seems to be barreling after, and may one day achieve. With that said, he shies not from the violence of religion in action, nor from the tragedies of a truly meaningful life, nor from the irrefutable humility of even the broadest individual facing the hypnotized flesh of millions. While the rulers of civilized society use the reservation as a fear-festering tool of hate and submission, Huxley uses it to open the reader’s eyes to the importance of virtue, the beauty of a soul shaped by vicissitudes, and the interminable multiplication of possibility for man with humble grasp on the reigns of his soul, his gaze invariably fixed on the unattainable ideal.
December 17, 2019
The Holistic Soul of Man: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Frankenstein is a tale with a contradictory presence. Recognized by many as the first science fiction novel, it treds boldly onto new ground, while proclaiming caution in the voice of a now-forgotten past. Simultaneously, Shelley’s story resonates with today’s readers, and rings with relevance in the hearts of would-be traditionalists, modern-day skeptics of the modern day itself. The passions of man lead him, in the pursuit of perfection and glory, instead into the dark recesses of his soul, and with guile turns his head from what is honorable and begs that his gut hunger for more than is perhaps meant to be possible. The curiosity of the human creature transforms him from humble, happy beast into god-with-a-lower-case-g, incapable by nature of fulfilling his deistic duties. This trial and failure seems to be the inescapable, undeniable destiny of man. Shelley suggests that we ought to stand in awe of the majesty of nature, find satisfaction in service, and develop an appreciation for the simple pleasures afforded to life as a human being. Shelley asks the reader to recognize the impossibility of intellectual satiation, and to take each careful step into the unknown with respect for the ultimate, intending only to understand and never to overcome.
December 10, 2019
Mentors & Father Figures in Hip Hop (2017)
Many of the most successful producers and musicians of today give name-drop credit to mentors for having remarkably significant impacts of their lives. This is especially true in hip-hop. How do these relationships form, why do they work, and why are they so prominent in our favorite genre?
December 6, 2019
The Philosophy and Rhetoric of Slavoj Zizek
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December 3, 2019
Alter Egos in Hip-Hop (2017)
Today we discuss what an alter ego can be both in the context of literature and the world around us, as well as why we are drawn to artists who utilize them, why they're so prominent, and how artists of varying styles, mediums, and eras use alter egos to make their art more complex and meaningful. We compare the works of Tyler The Creator to those of David Bowie, those of Lil Yachty to Hank Williams, and those of Eminem to 19th century composer Robert Schumann.
November 29, 2019
Without the Suit: Character and Theme in Spider-Man Homecoming
Taking some time to talk about one of the most anticipated and well-received films of 2017 on what is, hopefully, a deeper level of contemplation that what may have come to mind in the theater.
November 26, 2019
The Philosophy of Lil Yachty (2017)
Lil Yachty is the new American Dream, but what does that mean? Where do his values come from, and why didn't Teenage Emotions live up to the hype? Today we take a look inside the mind of rap's goofiest new superstar.
November 22, 2019
My Toaster Just Exploded
A short story.
November 21, 2019
The Expanse Between Us
A short story. Books:
November 19, 2019
Hedonism in Hip-Hop (2017)
Today we talk about the meteoric rise of Lil Pump, rap's "bored hedonism" pioneered by a tired Juicy J comeback and Gucci Mane's undying desire for another coupe. Many artists, such as Tyler The Creator, are addressing this problem, the distinct lack of comedy in modern hip-hop, but perhaps not in a meaningful way that will lead to sustainable change.
November 15, 2019
What Makes Us Human?
When authors explore the question of what it means to be human, their readers are encouraged to look at themselves, to find their purpose, metaphysical or otherwise. Such stories move us to question our place in the universe, our motives in the changes we try to make, and help us to better understand other people. Our souls cry out, demanding that to be human is more than to be homo-sapiens sapiens. Our cells say otherwise, unconsciously going about their biological processes, like the programs automatically operating an artificially intelligent being. Who woke us up? Are we awake?
November 13, 2019
The Purpose & Nature of Dreams ft. Mimi Pettibone, Professional Dream Interpreter
Mimi Pettibone has been working with dreams for the past 30 years, fascinated by what dreams mean and how they interact with physical reality. Enjoy an interesting conversation on the psychology of dreams, the significance of symbols, and the possibility of telepathic communication. ~ ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram:
October 26, 2018
Surviving the Solopreneur Grind - Josh Schachnow Interview
Josh Schachnow is the founder of - a content hub, travel companion, and survival guide for entrepreneurs doing everything themselves. Here we discuss mailing lists, social media successes and failures, genuine content creation, and building a healthy relationship with an audience. (And, of course, breakfast favorites.) Follow Solopreneurgrind on Instagram: @solopreneurgrind ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
September 17, 2018
"Philosophy = Stew" ft. Luke Spalding
Luke is an aspiring musician, fellow philosophy student, and longtime friend. Here we discuss long-distance relationships, untimely death, our ethical mantras, and our worldviews. ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
September 6, 2018
Cross Examining Life - Chris Tatem Interview
Chris Tatem hosts Cross Examined Life, a podcast encouraging respectful disagreement and thorough discussion of issues. In this episode, we talk about free will, the illusion of linear time, gun control, the ideal age of death, and more ~ Listen to Cross Examined Life: ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
August 29, 2018
Travel More. Spend Less. Live Better. - Lee Huffman Interview
Lee Huffman is the Senior Travel Expert at At RewardExpert, he writes about the latest trends in credit card rewards and teaches people how to travel for free using miles and points. ~ RewardExpert: Lee's Blog: ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
August 21, 2018
The Music Maker Revolution - Shawn Matthews Interview
Shawn Matthews has been a creative professional for nearly three decades working in music, marketing, branding, and PR. His latest endeavor is rehabbing and modernizing an old 70's recording studio in Springfield, MO as well as shooting a documentary about the music maker revolution. ~ Stay updated on the documentary: ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
August 15, 2018
Animals That Heal - Stephanie L. Taylor Interview
Stephanie L. Taylor is a licensed therapist specializing in animal-assisted therapy. We'll be discussing her new book, Animals That Heal, which available for pre-order and is released September 1st. She also hosts The Inner Phoenix, the mental health podcast for military families. Pre-Order Animals That Heal: The Inner Phoenix Podcast: ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
August 9, 2018
The Philosophical Future of the West Pt. 1 - ft. Max Russell
Computer science major Maximillian Thompkins Russell comes on to discuss rising philosophical trends in the west, the influence of technology on these movements, and how to leave a better world behind when you’re certain nothing matters at all. ~ Podcast: Blog: Twitter: Instagram: Patterns & Peculiarities: Rattling Hi-Hats:
July 2, 2018