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The Way Podcast/Radio

By Bill
www.PodcastTheWay.com

The Way Podcast / Radio Show is about talking with the experts. On the show you can hear from hand-chosen individuals who are the best in their respective fields. Each week will involve interviewing a new professional about a new topic to keep the show diverse.


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81) Dopeworld
Today, I talk with Niko Vorobyov about his book; Dopeworld. He is a freelance writer, who has writen for Vice, Russia Today, Filter, and others. He served a two-and-a-half year sentence for Possession with Intent to Supply, and upon his release, he graduated from University College London. Afterwords he began working at Russian news outlet Russia Today, and put together his media, academic and under-the-counter expertise into writing a book. A summary of the book can be seen below. After I got out of jail, I was determined to find out more about how the issue of drugs not only landed me there, but has shaped the entire world: wars, scandals, coups, revolutions. I read every book, watched every documentary. I saved up to buy plane tickets. I went to Colombia, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Japan and the Afghan border—all in all, fifteen  countries across five continents. Call me Narco Polo. Bio: Niko Vorobyov was born in Leningrad, Russia, before moving to Great Britain. From 2013-2014 he served a two-and-a-half-year sentence for Possession with Intent to Supply. Upon his release, he graduated from UCL and began working at Russian news outlet Russia Today before putting together his media, academic and under-the-counter expertise in writing a book. Website - https://www.pewliterary.com/author/niko-vorobyov Book - https://read.macmillan.com/lp/dopeworld/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
59:60
May 17, 2022
81) Make Your Own Cocaine (Trailer)
To watch the visuals with the audio go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ or follow on Instagram or Twitter @podcasttheway Also don't buy HP laptops
00:54
May 17, 2022
80) Criminal Justice System
It has become beyond apparent that a “tough on crime” approach proves more detrimental than beneficial to society. To further explore this, I am joined by high-profile criminal barrister, Queen's Council, and author of “Justice on Trial”, Chris Daw QC, who offers his thoughts on what measures need to be taken to reform a tragically devolved justice system. Bio: Chris Daw QC was called to the Bar in 1993 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013. Before taking silk, Chris built his reputation in the  criminal courts, acting in high profile  trials and appeals, from  serious organised crime to commercial fraud. As a QC, whilst maintaining  a substantial criminal and serious fraud practice, Chris acts in a  broader range of matters, including business, regulatory and  professional discipline instructions. Chris Daw QC has a stellar practise spanning the fields of criminal  law, serious fraud, business regulation, and professional discipline.  Ranked as a Leading Silk in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, Chris appears in many high profile cases. He also advises companies and  leading individuals in the worlds of sport, entertainment, and business.  First and foremost, however, he is known for his winning strategies and  exceptional client care, no matter who he represents. Chris Daw QC acts only for private and insured clients, all of whom  receive the time and attention to detail they demand. His client base  consists of private individuals, corporations, regulated professionals,  and senior police officers. Although Chris has acted for international  footballers, world champion boxers, television producers, multi-national  corporations, and Chief Constables, most of his clients are not in the  public eye and have no desire for the limelight. Many of those who  instruct Chris are hard-working people, who find themselves, or a loved  one, accused of a crime, which threatens to ruin their life. They want  to do everything legally possible to protect themselves from  imprisonment, damage to reputation, and financial ruin. Website - https://www.lincolnhousechambers.com/members/chris-daw Book - https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Trial-Radical-Solutions-Breaking/dp/B08CVPV3L7 Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:20:08
May 10, 2022
80) Digging a Hole (Trailer)
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00:60
May 10, 2022
79) How to Drag a Body
Judith Matloff is a seasoned war corespondent who, among other things, teaches future journalists how to survive in dangerous situations. In todays episode, I ask her how to spot landmines, what's the best course of action is for the people of Ukraine, and a number of other important questions. And yes, how to drag a body. Bio: Judith Matloff teaches crisis  reporting at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She trailblazed  safety training for women and media organizations around the world,  helping hundreds of journalists survive an increasingly dangerous  world. Over 40 years as a journalist, she  has covered top international stories including Rwanda’s genocide,  apartheid and the rise of Vladimir Putin. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, the Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. Earlier in her career, Matloff headed the Moscow and Africa bureaus of the Christian Science Monitor and she spent a decade reporting for Reuters from various countries. Matloff consults for leading  organizations around the world, and has pioneered protocols for digital,  gender and physical security. Clients have  included NBC, the United Nations, the Society of Professional  Journalists, Doc Society, Magnum, the State Department, the Knight  Center for Journalism in the Americas, the International Women’s Media  Foundation and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.  Her training company, Security Rules LLC, offers workshops for a wide  variety of dangerous situations. Matloff’s latest book, How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need, shares expert advice for nearly every conceivable peril. She earlier published No Friends but the Mountains, which drew a link between geography and conflict; Fragments of a Forgotten War, about Angola’s civil war; and Home Girl, which chronicled a Harlem street run by a drug gang. A graduate of Harvard, her work has  won the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the Fulbright and Logan  Nonfiction programs and Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Website: https://judithmatloff.com/ Book: https://judithmatloff.com/how-to-drag-a-body Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
55:59
May 03, 2022
79) How to Drag a Body (Trailer)
To watch the visuals with the audio go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ or follow on Instagram or Twitter @podcasttheway Also don't buy HP
00:57
May 02, 2022
78) Altruism - Psychopathy
Why would someone help a crashed car on a highway, and why would someone donate a kidney to a complete stranger‽ Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and author of "The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psycopaths, and Everyone In-Between," Dr. Abigail Marsh, joins me today to discuss the spectrum from Altruism to Psychopathy.  Bio: I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Georgetown University. I received my PhD in Social Psychology from  Harvard University in 2004 and afterward conducted post-doctoral  research at the National Institute of Mental Health until 2008. I direct the Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience,  research in which is aimed at addressing questions that include: How do  people understand what others think and feel? What drives us to help other people? What prevents us from harming them? We tackle these  questions using multiple approaches that include functional and  structural brain imaging in adolescents and adults from both typical and  special populations, as well as behavioral, cognitive, genetic, and  pharmacological methods. Current research projects include online,  behavioral, and brain imaging investigations of a variety of  populations, including typical adults and children, highly altruistic adults (including those who have donated kidneys to strangers), and  adults and children who have serious conduct problems and psychopathic  traits. Our work has received awards that include the Wyatt Memorial Award for translational  research from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Cozzarelli Prize for scientific excellence and originality from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. I serve on the advisory boards of the National Kidney Donation  Organization and 1DaySooner and am a co-founder of Psychopathy Is. Website: https://abigailmarsh.com/lab/abigail-marsh/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071YLCYZH/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:00:20
April 26, 2022
78) A Psychopathic Prisoner Who Can't Understand Fear (Trailer)
To watch the visuals with the audio go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ or follow on Instagram or Twitter @podcasttheway Also don't buy HP
00:58
April 24, 2022
77) Machine Gun Politics
Today, I welcome Jessie Bullock, PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University, to introduce the concept of corruption. More specifically, explore the reasons as to why politicians are actively and willingly engaging with criminal organizations in Southern and Central America. Bio: I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard  University, studying Comparative Politics and Political Economy. My  broad research interests include conflict, organized crime, inequality, distributive politics, corruption, and rule of law. My dissertation book project, Machine Gun Politics: Why Politicians Cooperate with Criminal Groups, explains  what politicians can gain from partnering with criminal actors. I  leverage a quasi-experimental study of voting, an original database on  criminal governance, and 18 months of extensive fieldwork in this  mixed-methods study of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A working paper drawing  from my dissertation, Organized Crime and Voter Mobilization, recently  won the 2020 Best Paper Award from the Subnational Politics and Society  section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). My other research focuses on the implications of public security on inequality and violence. My working paper Why Limiting Police Raids Decreased Criminal Violence in Rio de Janeiro was referenced in Brazilian Supreme Court testimony regarding the legality of police raids. I am the recipient of a 2019 Weatherhead Center for International Affairs  Dissertation Writing Fellowship and the 2018 recipient of the Jorge  Paulo Lemann Traveling Fellowship to Brazil. My field work has  generously been supported by the Corporación Andino de Fomiento (CAF),  David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), the  Harvard Brazil Cities Initiative, and the Foundations of Human Behavior  Initiative (FHB). I am a current graduate student affiliate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences. Website: https://www.jessiebullock.com/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
57:37
April 19, 2022
77) Machine Gun Politics (Trailer)
To watch the visuals with the audio go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ or follow on Instagram or Twitter @podcasttheway Also don't buy HP
00:44
April 16, 2022
76) Spotify
Spotify has been put into the media thanks to Joe Rogan and Neil Young. However, Spotify has actually been a debated topic for some time now. Journalist, Mark Dent, shares his investigative findings on how the billion dollar streaming service, is failing all of its artists. Bio: I'm  a journalist based in Dallas and sometimes in the Kansas City area,  where I'm from. I write about business, tech, urbanism, sports,  religion, changing cities and ephemera from the 90s. I'm  currently working on a book about Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes that  is slated to be published in 2023 by Dutton. It tells the history of  Kansas City, Mahomes, and the Chiefs and how the city and Mahomes are  trying to usher in a new era as the city confronts its past and its  inferiority complex. My  work has been published in The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Vox, GQ,  WIRED, Slate, Fortune, VICE, Runner's World, The Kansas City Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PolitiFact and Deadline Hollywood among other publications.  Website - https://www.markjdent.com/  Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/    The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway  (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!)  As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
54:33
April 12, 2022
76) Spotify's Growth to Payout Relationship (Trailer)
To watch the visuals with the audio go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ or follow on Instagram or Twitter @podcasttheway Also don't buy HP
00:59
April 10, 2022
(Episode Swap) Sinobabble: The Third Front
In this episode we'll be discussing the Third Front, a covert industrialization campaign that took place between 1964 and 1972 in  China's remote, mountainous interior. This little-discussed campaign  actually formed a crucial part of China's Cold War policy strategy, and  despite its clandestine nature cost billions of yuan in resource and  personnel allocation, as well as for construction and transportation.  The Third Front was part of China's preparations for war with either the  US, the Soviet Union, or their allies in the region, especially after  the US joined the Vietnam War in mid-1964. Major industrial and military  complexes were built in southwest, central-west, and northwestern  provinces, which were also interconnected by new railway lines and  powered by grand hydro-electric dams. In the end, the Third Front  fizzled out, especially after the relationship between China and the US  improved, Minister of Defence Lin Biao passed away, and particularly  after the death of Mao Zedong. Many of the projects remained  uncompleted, with others suffering from the pains of rushed  construction, rendering them useless in the long-run. Despite its short  run however, the Third Front did have have a major impact on China's  economics and politics during the 60s and 70s, and deserves our  attention as an important factor in China's Cold War policy formation.  It also gives us another lens through which to view Chinese history, one  which relies less on social history and a Maoist lens, and takes into  consideration external factors that caused major shifts in the  sentiments of the CCP leadership even during major domestic events such  as the Cultural Revolution. Sinobabble - https://www.sinobabble.com/ Episode 35 with Edi - https://www.podcasttheway.com/l/china/ Don't forget to check out "Mao's  Third Front: The Militarization of Cold War China" by Covell Meyskens,  which you can purchase on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maos-Third-Front-Militarization-China/dp/1108489559  NB: About 4 minutes in I accidentally say Gansu twice - I meant to say Guizhou the first time and Gansu the second!
39:08
April 08, 2022
(Episode Swap) The History of Current Events: Russia - Ukraine History
I'm currently at war with HP (horrible company) so I can't upload content, but I've got some great episodes lined up. For now here's an episode from a great podcast I listen to. This episode explores the history of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples, explaining the commonalities and differences in language, history, and culture. The second half of the show explains the modern history of Ukraine and Russia's attempt to absorb them into the Russian and Soviet Empires. The final chapter explains the Ukrainian invasion from the Russian perspective. Episode Topics Covered History of The Russian and Ukrainian peoples Russian and Ukrainian languages A Shared History? History of Ukraine Holodomor Modern Ukraine The Budapest Memorandum The Maidan Revolution Euromaidan Annexation of Crimea His show - https://www.abriefhistoryof.net/, https://www.buzzsprout.com/1442980
18:36
April 01, 2022
75) Afghan War
The war on terror began and ended on 9/11 (2001-2021). Today, I spoke with three former military intelligence professionals, about their experiences and knowledge surrounding this war.  Bios:  Kyle Reynolds is a former Korean linguist and served as a signals intelligence analyst on board the MC-12W ISR plane in Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, he worked as a political analyst in Southern Afghanistan. Stu Velasco was an intelligence analyst with 3rd Special Forces Group from 2012-2016 and a contractor from 2016-2020. Stu spent over 5 years in Afghanistan in support of US operations during the Afghan War. Zach Popp was an intelligence analyst from 2008-2015. During his time in the Army, he deployed to Iraq in 2010. After leaving the Army, he worked as a Kandahar Provincial Analyst for Train Advise and Assist Command-South (TAAC-S) from 2016-2107. Kyle, Stu, and Zach reunited in 2021, to start the Boardwalk Podcast. Podcast - https://linktr.ee/theboardwalk Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:10:09
March 22, 2022
75) Information Filtering (Trailer)
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00:56
March 19, 2022
74) Blue Jeans
Did you know the average American has 7 pairs of blue jeans? Did you know they never go out of style? Author of Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon (used to make the film Riveted: The History of Jeans), Professor James Sullivan joined me to talk about, well... the history of blue jeans. They are the blue, in America's red, white, and blue.  Bio: I'm an author, longtime Boston Globe contributor and freelance journalist. From 1995-2004 I was a pop music and culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. I've been an editor for Rolling Stone and a consultant for Pandora and SiriusXM. I teach in the Journalism department at Emerson College. In my spare time, I am the Program Director and events moderator for the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and founder of Lit Crawl Boston. I have served as a Library Trustee, an alumni mentor at the University of New Hampshire, and a workshop volunteer at 826 Boston. Website - https://www.jamessullivanauthor.com/ Documentary - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/riveted-history-of-jeans/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:07:01
March 08, 2022
74) Blue Jeans (Trailer)
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00:59
March 06, 2022
73) Rhetoric
Today, Dr. Rob Goodman, author of  Words on Fire: Eloquence and Its Conditions, drops in to discuss rhetoric. From Cicero to Facebook, we delve into the evolution of this integral speaking and writing tool, as well as explore the extreme rhetoric entrenched in modern politics and how this art of persuasion aids the news in problematic ways. Shortened Bio: Rob Goodman is Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. He received his Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University in 2018 and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University. His most recent book, Words on Fire: Eloquence and Its Conditions (Cambridge University Press, 2022), investigates the development of models of skilled speech in classical antiquity, as well as their translation into modern institutional settings. It proposes that these models remain a valuable resource for critiquing the current state of political speech. Rob is also the co-editor of Populism, Demagoguery, and Rhetoric in Historical Perspective (Oxford University Press, under contract). His current research project, Black Cicero: Race and American Oratory, is funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Rob worked as speechwriter for U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senator Chris Dodd. At Columbia, Rob worked as a Core Curriculum instructor and was a Heyman Center for the Humanities Fellow. His paper "Edmund Burke and the Deliberative Sublime" was the co-winner of the Review of Politics Award for best paper in normative political theory at the 2016 Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Website - https://sites.google.com/view/robgoodman/home Book - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09M928QCX/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2 Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
59:49
March 01, 2022
73) Rhetoric (Trailer)
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01:00
March 01, 2022
72) Grabby Aliens
Our continually expanding, 14 billion-year-old universe is riddled with planets that could potentially sustain life; so, where is it? Economist, prolific author, and founder of "The Great Filter," Professor Robin Hanson, offers a possible explanation. In today's episode, we take a deep dive into understand “Grabby Aliens,” and the future of humanity. There are two kinds of alien civilizations. “Quiet” aliens don’t expand or change much, and then they die. We have little data on them, and so must mostly speculate, via methods like the Drake equation. “Loud” aliens, in contrast, visibly change the volumes they control, and just keep expanding fast until they meet each other. As they should be easy to see, we can fit theories about loud aliens to our data, and say much about them. Using these parameter estimates, we can estimate distributions over their origin times, distances, and when we will meet or see them. While we don’t know the ratio of quiet to loud alien civilizations out there, we need this to be ten thousand to expect even one alien civilization ever in our galaxy. Alas as we are now quiet, our chance to become grabby goes as the inverse of this ratio. *Warning: Slight audio quality decrease early on Shortened Bio: Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has a doctorate in social science from California Institute of Technology, master's degrees in physics and philosophy from the University of Chicago, and nine years experience as a research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA. Professor Hanson has 5173 citations, a citation h-index of 35, and over ninety academic publications.  Professor Hanson has 1100 media mentions, given 400 invited talks, and his blog OvercomingBias.com has had eight million visits. He coined the phrase "The Great Filter", and has recently numerically estimated it via a model of "Grabby Aliens". Website - http://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/home.html Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms/social media!) Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show* *There's a hidden clever pun in the title*
56:25
February 22, 2022
72) Odds we are alone in the universe (Trailer)
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00:52
February 21, 2022
71) Dark Side of Rwanda's Regime
Rwanda has been heralded as an African success story by the international community: its people, ravaged by genocide, have become unified and prosperous under Paul Kagame’s regime. The conventional narrative of Rwanda’s post-conflict development is challenged by today’s guest, journalist and author, Michela Wrong. Her book, Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad, tells the wild story of Patrick Karegeya, as she reveals the dark and compelling reality of a regime that is extensively commended by the Western World. Shortened Bio:  Half-Italian, half-British, Michela Wrong grew up in London. She took a degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge and a diploma in journalism at Cardiff. She joined Reuters news agency in the early 1980s and was posted as a foreign correspondent to Italy, France and Ivory Coast. She became a freelance journalist in 1994, when she moved to then-Zaire and found herself covering both the genocide in Rwanda and the final days of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko for the BBC and Reuters. She later moved to Kenya, where she spent four years covering east, west and central Africa for the Financial Times newspaper. Whether fiction or non-fiction, Michela Wrong’s books on contemporary Africa aim to be accessible to both members of the general public and experts in the field. Backed up by nearly three decades of experience writing about the continent, they have become a must-read for diplomats, aid workers, journalists a{and strategists and regularly feature on the “required reading” lists of International Relations and African Studies courses at university. She was awarded the 2010 James Cameron prize for journalism “that combined moral vision and professional integrity.” She is regularly interviewed by the BBC, Al Jazeera and Reuters and has published opinion pieces, features and book reviews in the Observer, Guardian, Financial Times, New York Times, New Statesman, Spectator, Standpoint, Foreign Policy magazine, and Conde Nast’s Traveler magazine. She is a consultant for the Miles Morland Foundation, which funds a range of literary festivals, workshops and scholarships for African writers, and an advisor to the Centre for Global Development. Website - https://michelawrong.com/ Book - https://michelawrong.com/books/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:22:37
February 15, 2022
71) Dark Side of Rwanda's Regime (Trailer)
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00:47
February 15, 2022
70) Climate Health
Dr. Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, joins me today to discuss the relationship between climate change and human health, the growing field of climate medicine, as well as the advocacy required to affect realistic, positive change for our planet and ourselves. Bio: Dr. Lemery is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Chief of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. He is a Past-President of the Wilderness Medical Society and has provided medical direction to National Science Foundation subcontractors operating at both poles, most recently serving as the EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program. Dr. Lemery has an academic expertise in austere and remote medical care as well as the effects of climate change on human health. He serves as a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sits on the National Academy of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the co-editor of Global Climate Change and Human Heath: From Science to Practice (2015) and co-author of Enviromedics (2017). He serves as an advisor to the organization Climate for Health (ecoAmerica) and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. From 2005-2012, he was the Director of Cornell Wilderness Medicine and a member of the Global Health Steering Committee at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lemery was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and received his MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. From 2003-04 he was chief resident in Emergency Medicine at NYU & Bellevue Hospitals. In 2017, Dr. Lemery became the Director for the Living Closer Foundation physician GME Fellowship in Climate and Health Science Policy– the first of its kind in the nation. Website - https://www.coloradowm.org/blog/teachers/jay-lemery/ Book - https://www.amazon.de/Enviromedics-Impact-Climate-Change-Health/dp/144224318X Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
34:58
February 01, 2022
70) Climate Health (Trailer)
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00:50
January 30, 2022
69) Reddit
Reddit has 52 million active users a day, and 1 in 4 people ages 25-29 use Reddit. Today, I chat with social media researcher and author, Dr. Elliot Panek about his recently published book, Understanding Reddit. We covered the evolution of social dynamics within this understudied network of communities. Bio: Elliot Panek studies the uses and effects of digital media from sociological and psychological perspectives. He is the author of Understanding Reddit, and has published research in top-tier academic journals on the social dynamics of online communities, social media and narcissism, texting while driving, media addiction, and media use and political polarization. His research has been covered by The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time.com, and The North Korea Times. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, where he leads the Alabama Reddit Research Group, mentors Ph.D. and undergraduate students, and teaches courses on social media, communication research methods, content creation, and film history. Website - http://www.elliotpanek.com/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show* Nice
01:00:59
January 25, 2022
69) Reddit (Trailer)
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00:59
January 23, 2022
68) KGB Illegals
Did you know Russia likely has more sleeper agents in America today than during the cold war? I was glad to welcome Filip Kovacevic on today's show to talk illegal KGB agents. Where are they? What is their goal? And what is life like for one of these agents? Bio: Filip Kovacevic is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Politics and International Studies. As a Montenegrin author, social justice activist, and geopolitical analyst, Prof. Kovacevic has lectured and taught across Europe, the Balkans, the former USSR, and the U.S., including two years at Smolny College, the first liberal arts college in Russia, operating under the auspices of St. Petersburg State University. He received fellowships from the Open Society Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Prof. Kovacevic is a board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE). Prof. Kovacevic specializes in Russian and Eurasian intelligence history and spy fiction and his current research includes the publications of Soviet and Russian intelligence authors and historians. He is also involved in the analytic study and translation of documents from the KGB archives. Blog: https://thechekistmonitor.blogspot.com/ Background: https://www.usfca.edu/faculty/filip-kovacevic Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:13:06
January 18, 2022
68) Life as a KGB illegal (Trailer)
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00:49
January 16, 2022
67) The Fermi Paradox
Where is extraterrestrial life and why haven't we seen anything, dead or alive, yet? I mean, Matt Williams tells me maybe we have already with Oumuamua Oumuamua, but that's still up for debate among researchers. Why haven't we confirmed anything outside our planet yet? Enter, the Fermi Paradox. In today's episode, we discussed some more proposed solutions; The Zoo Hypothesis, The Dark Forest Theory, The Great Filter to name a few covered. (Part 2 - episode 66). Bio: Hello all. I’m a space/astronomy journalist and a science communicator. And I also enjoy reading and writing hard science fiction. It’s not just because of my day job, it’s also something I’ve been enthused about since I was young. By the time I was seventeen, I began writing my own fiction and eventually decided it was something I wanted to pursue. Aside from writing about things that are ground in real science, I prefer the kind of SF that tackles the most fundamental questions of existence. Like “Who are we? Where are we going? Are we alone in the Universe?” In any case, that’s what I have always striven for: to write stories that address these questions, and the kind of books that people are similarly interested in them would want to read. Over the years, I have written many short stories and three full-length novels, all which take place within the same fictional universe. In addition, I have written over a thousand articles for a number of publications on the subjects of science, technology, astronomy, history, cosmology, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). My articles can be found here: Universe Today Stardom Space Interesting Engineering HeroX Muckrack Website: https://storiesbywilliams.com/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:07:39
January 11, 2022
67) The Great Filter (Trailer)
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00:33
January 10, 2022
66) The Transcension Hypothesis
Where is extraterrestrial life and why haven't we seen anything, dead or alive, yet? I mean, Matt Williams tells me maybe we have already with Oumuamua Oumuamua, but that's still up for debate among researchers. Why haven't we confirmed anything outside our planet yet? Enter, the Fermi Paradox. In today's episode, we discussed the ins and outs of finding other lifeforms, along with Matt's favorite theory for this dilemma, the Transcension Hypothesis. Bio: Hello all. What can I say about me? Well, I’m a space/astronomy journalist and a science communicator. And I also enjoy reading and writing hard science fiction. It’s not just because of my day job, it’s also something I’ve been enthused about since I was young. By the time I was seventeen, I began writing my own fiction and eventually decided it was something I wanted to pursue. Aside from writing about things that are ground in real science, I prefer the kind of SF that tackles the most fundamental questions of existence. Like “Who are we? Where are we going? Are we alone in the Universe?” In any case, that’s what I have always striven for: to write stories that address these questions, and the kind of books that people are similarly interested in them would want to read. Over the years, I have written many short stories and three full-length novels, all which take place within the same fictional universe. In addition, I have written over a thousand articles for a number of publications on the subjects of science, technology, astronomy, history, cosmology, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). They have been featured in publications like Business Insider, Phys.org, Real Clear Science, Science Alert!, Futurism, and Knowridge Science Report. My articles can be found here: Universe Today Stardom Space Interesting Engineering HeroX Muckrack Website: https://storiesbywilliams.com/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:22:40
January 04, 2022
66) Transcendence Hypothesis (Trailer)
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00:59
January 02, 2022
65) Russian Censorship
Alexey Kovalyov has been a journalist pretty much his whole life. As a writer in Russia, Alaexey's focus is about bringing real news to the people of the country. What makes this such a challenge you ask? Russia's government has the power to claim any person and/or newspaper, a foreign agent at will. Any Friday, you can see a new list of who has been labeled the latest enemy, for any reason they deem necessary. One of Kovalyov's own newspaper companies, Meduza, was one of many to fall victim to this. After losing 90% revenue Meduza was able to survive, however many others aren't/weren't as fortunate.  Bio: Aside from a very brief and failed stint as a bartender, Alexey Kovalev has never worked outside journalism, starting as a novice reporter on the metro beat at a now defunct local daily in Moscow and progressing through the ranks to the editor in chief of one of Russia's most popular news websites. In 2015 he founded an independent propaganda-busting and investigative journalism website called The Noodle Remover — a play on a popular Russian expression "to put noodles on someone's ears," meaning to lie. Website - https://noodleremover.news/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/alexey__kovalev?lang=en Articles Referenced: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2021/11/16/trust-fall https://meduza.io/en/feature/2021/11/23/the-nurses-vs-the-economists Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
59:45
December 21, 2021
64) The Unconscious Mind
In today's episode, I was glad to welcome Professor John A Bargh on the show to discuss the unconscious mind. What is it? How does it affect free will? How does it affect us? How can it manipulate us? And much more. Bio: Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, and Professor of Management, Ph.D., 1981, University of Michigan The Automaticity in Cognition, Motivation, and Evaluation (ACME) lab focuses on unconscious or automatic ways in which our current environmental surroundings cause us to think, feel, and behave in ways without our conscious intention or knowledge. Past research has shown that these automatic processes play a role in stereotyping and prejudice, social behaviors such as aggression and politeness, as well as our liking and disliking of people, places, and things.  More recently, ACME Lab research has shown how social goals such as achievement and cooperation can become activated and then operate outside of awareness, guiding our behavior over extended time periods, without our intention or awareness of the goal we are pursuing. ACME research pays special attention to demonstrating how these effects are triggered by the commonly encountered features of real life, such as thinking about the important people in our lives, as well as common situational contexts and physical experiences. Website - https://psychology.yale.edu/people/john-bargh Books - https://www.amazon.com/John-Bargh-Ph.D./e/B075TCQX78?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:00:55
December 14, 2021
63) The Civil War's Hidden War
Many of us are familiar with the civil war; what it was fought for and what took place. What many of us don't realize is that within this war, and many others, there is a whole other war taking place. I was glad to welcome Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro Jr., on the show to talk about this war. In particular, the struggles that the families faced during and long after the war. From getting pensions to paychecks to medical care to safety and even security, countless atrocities took place around this hidden war. Bio: I am an Assistant Professor of African American History in the Department of History at Furman University. My research focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and class in the military from 1850 through the 1930s. Counter to the national narrative which championed the patriotic manhood of soldiering from the Civil War through the 1930s, my research reveals that African American veterans and their families’ military experience were much more fraught. Economic and social instability introduced by military service resonated for years and even generations after soldiers left the battlefield. I have published articles in edited volumes and academic journals, in and outside of the United States. My manuscript, The Families’ Civil War, is under contract with The University of Georgia Press in the UnCivil Wars Series. The study highlights how racism, within and outside of military service, impacted the bodies, economies, family structures, and social spaces of African Americans long after the war ended. Website - https://drhollypinheirojr.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/PhUsct Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
55:58
December 07, 2021
62) Crime in Latin America
Latin America has been plagued with drug use, human and drug trafficking, organized crime, violence, corruption, gangs, and much more. On today's show, I was glad to welcome Jonathan D. Rosen to share exactly what has been taking place, and what can be done to fix it. Bio: I am an Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University. Prior to this, I worked as a research scientist at The Gordon Institute at Florida International University. I also worked as a Research Professor at the Universidad del Mar in Oaxaca, Mexico from August 2013 until October 2015. I have a Master of Arts from Columbia University and received my Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 2012. I have published 18 books on drug trafficking, organized crime, gangs, and security-related issues. In addition, I have published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles in both English and Spanish in Deviant Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Contexto Internacional, Revista Reflexiones, and various other journals.  Moreover, I have served as a country conditions expert in more than 75 cases in immigration court. The cases involved individuals from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia. Website - https://drjonathanrosen.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/DrJonathanRosen Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:04:16
November 30, 2021
61) Big Data
Big data is a big deal! Today, I was glad to welcome Viktor Mayer-Schönbergeroday on the show to discuss how impactful data information and security is, along with how our mental frames change the world. Bio: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. Earlier he spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has published eleven books, including the international bestseller "Big Data", "Learning with Big Data",  and the awards-winning "Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age" with Princeton University Press. He is the author of over a hundred articles and book chapters on the economics and governance of information. In 1986 he founded Ikarus Software, a company focusing on data security and developed the Virus Utilities, which became the best-selling Austrian software product. He was voted Top-5 Software Entrepreneur in Austria in 1991 and Person of the Year for the State of Salzburg in 2000. He has chaired the Rueschlikon Conference on Information Policy in the New Economy and in 2014 he received a World Technology Award in the law category for his work. Website - https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/viktor-ms/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/viktor_ms Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
53:34
November 23, 2021
60) Edgar Allan Poe
Catherine Baab-Muguira recently finished her book, "Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru." Today, we talked about Edgar Allan Poe's life story, along with what life lessons we can all take from a man whose life was filled with disaster.  Catherine's Bio: I grew up in South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, a middle child in a big Catholic family. I majored in English at the University of South Carolina, and did an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Now I live in Richmond with my husband and son.   Catherine is a writer and journalist who has contributed to, among others, Slate, Quartz, CNBC and NBC News. She is a frequent podcast and radio guest, with appearances on shows like NPR and Lifehacker’s Upgrade.  Website: https://www.catherinebaabmuguira.com/  Books - https://www.catherinebaabmuguira.com/poe-for-your-problems   Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway  (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!)  As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm   Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:00:15
November 16, 2021
59) The Spy Left in the Cold
It was a pleasure to talk with Tim Tate about the story of America's best spy; Micahel Goleniewski. Author of the book "The Spy Who Was Left In The Cold" (soon to be released in America titled "Agent Sniper"), Tim Tate read hundreds of once-classified CIA documents, and interviewed many to truly understand Goleniewski's story. Goleniewski, a.k.a. Agent Sniper, has a story filled with betrayal, drama, and even pure insanity.  Tim Tate is a best-selling author, multiple award-winning documentary film-maker and investigative journalist. In a career spanning almost four decades, Tim has published sixteen non-fiction books, made more than 80 documentary films for all British and several international networks, and written for national and regional newspapers. Three of his books have become best-sellers. His films have been honored by Amnesty International, The Royal Television Society, UNESCO, The Association for International Broadcasting, the New York festivals, the US National Academy of Cable Broadcasting and the International Documentary Association. Website - https://timtate.co.uk/ Books - https://timtate.co.uk/books/  Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:09:30
November 09, 2021
58) Kill or Be Killed (The CIA's Response to 9/11)
America is reeling; Al-Qaeda has struck and thousands are dead. The country scrambles to respond, but the Pentagon has no plan for Afghanistan—where Osama bin Laden masterminded the attack and is protected by the Taliban. Instead, the CIA steps forward and launches "Operation Enduring Freedom" to spearhead the war. Eight CIA officers are dropped into the mountains of northern Afghanistan on October 17, 2001. They are Team Alpha, an eclectic band of linguists, tribal experts, and elite warriors: the first Americans to operate inside Taliban territory. Their covert mission is to track down Al- Qaeda and stop the terrorists from infiltrating the United States again. The mission is filled with early success, and eventual failure when one of them becomes the first American to die in the War in Afghanistan. Toby Harnden is an accomplished author and editor. He has just released his book "First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11." A former foreign correspondent, he reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He was imprisoned in Zimbabwe and faced prosecution in Northern Ireland for his work, A dual U.S. and British citizen and former Royal Navy officer, he lives in McLean, Virginia. Website - https://tobyharnden.com/ Book - https://tobyharnden.com/first-casualty/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) Link from today's sponsor https://newsly.me/ and the promo code THEWAY2021 As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
01:07:03
October 26, 2021
57) Anger
Dr. Ryan Martin researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. His book, Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change, explores why people become angry, some of the common consequences of anger, and how people can use their anger in productive ways. Ryan's website, All the Rage, offers practical anger management tips based on cutting-edge research. He also hosts co-hosts the popular psychology podcast, Psychology and Stuff. He was trained as a counseling psychologist at the University of Southern Mississippi where he first started studying anger after earning his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of St. Thomas. He has worked with clients- angry and otherwise- in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, college counseling centers, and a VA Hospital. He is a Professor of Psychology and the Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, BBC Radio’s Digital Human, TED.com, and elsewhere. When he’s not thinking about feelings, he runs and spends time with his family. Website - http://alltheragescience.com/ Book - http://alltheragescience.com/why-we-get-mad/ Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/ryan_martin_why_we_get_mad_and_why_it_s_healthy Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast*
57:12
October 19, 2021
56) Good Country
Over the last 20 years, Simon Anholt has advised Presidents, Prime Ministers, Monarchs, and Governments of over 60 countries. He's written six books including The Good Country Equation: How We Can Repair the World in One Generation. Simon has created the Good Country Index which takes a number of factors to rank the "goodness" of each country and has given a few Ted Talks. One of which titled, "Which Country Does the Most Good for the World," is the all-time most viewed Ted talk on Governance, and the 4th "most inspiring" Ted Talk ever. Website - https://www.goodcountry.org/ Book - https://www.goodcountry.org/book/ Good Country Index - https://index.goodcountry.org/ Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_anholt_which_country_does_the_most_good_for_the_world/up-next?language=en Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
48:44
October 16, 2021
55) Star Wars Philosophy
Glad to welcome Dr. Cyrus R.K. Patell on the show to discuss the philosophies that surround Star Wars. Dr. Patell is the author of "Lucasfilm: Filmmaking, Philosophy, and the Star Wars Universe," which is part of the Philosophical Filmmakers series. Book - https://www.amazon.com/Lucasfilm-Filmmaking-Philosophy-Philosophical-Filmmakers/dp/1350100609 Website - https://patell.net/ Profile (bio copy and pasted below) - https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/divisions/arts-and-humanities/faculty/cyrus-r-k-patell.html Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s (Shortened Bio) Cyrus R. K. Patell is Professor of Literature at NYUAD and Professor of English at NYU in New York. He began his scholarly career as a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century US literature and culture, but his recent scholarship and teaching has centered on the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism, on late-20th century US emergent literatures, and onGlobal Shakespeare. He has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Undergraduate Honors for the English Department at NYU.  From 2010-2013, Patell was the Associate Dean of Humanities for NYU Abu Dhabi. At NYU Abu Dhabi, Patell teaches a variety of courses including "Foundations of Literature I & II," "Global Shakespeare," and "Technophilia and Its Discontents." Past courses include "Classic American Literature," "The Cosmopolitan Imagination,"  "Global Text: Moby-Dick" (with Shamoon Zamir), "Shakespeare and Cosmopolitanism," and "Speculative Fiction." Recent publications include Emergent U.S. Literatures (NYU Press, 2014) and Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination (Palgrave, 2015). Patell serves as the publisher for Electra Street: A Journal of the Arts and Humanities and its sister publication, Airport Road, a journal of student creative work. He is also the director of  the NYUAD Global Shakespeare Project. Patell received his AB, AM, and PhD in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. *The views expressed are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast*
01:09:35
October 05, 2021
54) The Pursuit of Happiness
I was joined with Dr. Ashley Frawler: Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sociology, and Social Policy. We discussed the Pursuit of Happiness and how it has been manipulated and misrepresented for the public.  Her research includes: Mindfulness and the 'Psychological Impagination' The value in ‘value’: An exercise for pluralizing economics instruction, Medicalization of social problems Not very NICE: deviance, stigma, and nutritional guidelines related to healthy weight and obesity “Unhappy News”: Process, Rhetoric, and Context in the Making of the Happiness Problem Happiness Research: A Review of Critiques Her book - "Semiotics of Happiness" Website - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/human-and-health-sciences/public-health-policy-and-social-sciences/frawley-a/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms too) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast*
01:18:29
September 28, 2021
53) Drugs and The Brain
I had a great time speaking with Professor David Nutt. We discussed his research on how drugs impact and directly affect the human brain, but more notably what his research means to the world. Not only that, but we even dove a little into his chairman history of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), and the politics surrounding what happened when he revealed, "Ecstasy is no more Dangerous than Horseback Riding." His most recent research is about how DMT affects the brain. (Bio Below) Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nutt Website - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.nutt Artwork by Phillip Thor. More about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway  (Don't forget to Subscribe and Follow on streaming platforms too) As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s *The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast* Cropped Bio Summary: David Nutt is currently the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences. He has published over 400 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and books chapters, eight government reports on drugs along with 27 books. In 2010 The Times Eureka science magazine included him in the 100 most important figures in British Science, and the only psychiatrist. David is currently Chair of DrugScience (formally the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) and President of the European Brain Council. previously he was President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), the British Neuroscience Association (BNA), and the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP). In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also the UK Director of the European Certificate and Masters in Affective Disorders Courses and a member of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. He has edited the Journal of Psychopharmacology for over two decades and acts as the psychiatry drugs advisor to the British National Formulary.  Previously he has been a member and then Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD – 1998-2009), a member of the HEFCE/NHS Senior Lecturer Selection Panel and of the MRC Neuroscience Board.  Other previous national contributions include serving as the medical expert on the Independent Inquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act (2000 Runciman report), and membership of the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the Committee on NHS drugs as well as the Ministry of Defence Science Advisory Board.  He was the clinical scientific lead on the 2004/5 UK Government Foresight initiative “Brain science, addiction and drugs” that provided a 25-year vision for this area of science and public policy.
01:08:04
September 21, 2021
52) Darknet Diaries
The show is back and I'm really excited to welcome Jack Rhysider on the show. Jack Rhysider hosts an excellent podcast called The Darknet Diaries I recommend everyone listen to. It's a documentary-type podcast based around true stories from the dark side of the internet. For this episode, I had the pleasure to talk with him about what work goes into his show, and his perspectives that come from talking to the people he has. Darknet Diaries - https://darknetdiaries.com/ Jack Rhysider Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackrhysider?lang=en Philip Thor is the excellent artist behind each episode cover and you can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
57:60
September 07, 2021
51) Gentrification and Cryptocurrency
King William has a history working on gentrification. He is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, podcast host and author based in Atlanta, Georgia. We discussed what gentrification is, its history, and the possible future impacts of cryptocurrencies. Website - https://iamkingwilliams.substack.com/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
01:16:06
July 27, 2021
50) SAD
Dr. Norman Rosenthal was the first to describe Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What other practitioners once saw as stupid, is now a commonly known and treated mental disorder. Since describing this disorder, Dr. Rosenthal has then gone on to treat it through some pretty "wacky" methods. Light therapy, which is common practice now, was once again initially viewed as very odd and stupid to doctors. However, since his initial treatment, Dr. Rosenthal has gone on to recommend meditation, exercise, and now even poetry. Website - https://www.normanrosenthal.com/ Latest book on poetry treatment - https://www.normanrosenthal.com/blog/book/poetryrx/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
56:10
July 20, 2021
49) The Magic Garden
Jacob Moth is the creator and founder of The Magic Garden. He has participated in many high-profile seminars, and learned extensively from his two teachers; Jørgen Lumbye and Klaus Gormzen (each has an MSc in Psychology). One day, during a very powerful trip, he was given explicit directions from a "space entity" about how to build his Magic Garden. Now, Jacob wants to use the power of psychedelics to help heal the mind and allow people to overcome their own psychological issues and traumas. Website - https://themagicgardentribe.com/ Youtube introduction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QDN3A0-F80 If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
58:43
July 13, 2021
48) UFO
UFOs seem to be the hit thing again with the government releasing- once classified- footage every day now. Because of this I reached out and was thrilled to have Andy McGrillen from "That UFO Podcast," come on the show to help make sense of it all. He helped explain what this means, what has been going on, and what these UFOs could be.  -This episode was recorded the same day the UAPTF report was released.  Website - https://thatufopodcast.com/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
01:09:41
July 06, 2021
47) Bots in Sri Lanka (Part 2)
I had the pleasure to sit down with Yudhanjaya Wijeratne. Yudhanjaya is a researcher who works with the Data, Algorithms, and Policy team at LIRNEasia; a think tank working across the Global South. He has published- and is publishing- numerous research papers about internet bots and their impacts. His research dives into the hate speech bots' control, along with the threat they pose to the political landscapes in America, and his home country Sri Lanka. We covered Sri Lankan politics, his research, and fake news among other things. Website - https://yudhanjaya.com/ Research - https://yudhanjaya.com/research/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
33:30
June 29, 2021
46) Bots in Sri Lanka (Part 1)
I had the pleasure to sit down with Yudhanjaya Wijeratne. Yudhanjaya is a researcher who works with the Data, Algorithms, and Policy team at LIRNEasia; a think tank working across the Global South. He has published- and is publishing- numerous research papers about internet bots and their impacts. His research dives into the hate speech bots' control, along with the threat they pose to the political landscapes in America, and his home country Sri Lanka. We covered deep fakes, fake news, his research, and how bots work in general.  Website - https://yudhanjaya.com/ Research - https://yudhanjaya.com/research/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast.
40:16
June 22, 2021
45) QAnon
I spoke with Dr. Mia Bloom to better understand QAnon. This includes how the organization works, its goals/motivations, and in particular, why QAnon is separating so many families and loved ones.  Today, during the release of this episode, Dr. Bloom's book "Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of Qanon," is being released. See the link below. Bio: Dr. Mia Bloom is a Professor of Communication and Middle East Studies.  She conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East and  South Asia and speaks eight languages. Author of several books,  Bloom is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and  has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell,  Harvard and McGill Universities. Bloom is the editor for Stanford  University Press' new series on terrorism and political violence. She is  regularly featured as an expert contributor on CNN, CNN International,  MSNBC and Fox News for terrorism and national security issues. Bloom is a  member of the UN terrorism research network (UNCTED) and a member of  the radicalization expert advisory board for the Anti- Defamation League  (ADL). Bloom holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia  University, an M.A. in Arab Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of  Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. from McGill  University in Russian, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Bio - https://ebcs.gsu.edu/profile/mia-bloom/ Book - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pastels-and-pedophiles-mia-bloom/1138927471 If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more about him at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast. As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The Way Podcast
01:07:44
June 15, 2021
44) War in Ethiopia's Tigray
Sean Williams recently returned from his trip to Ethiopia. As a journalist for a number of newspapers- from The Guardian to BBC- he traveled to report on the still very young war between Tigray and Ethiopia. Thousands of lives have already been taken, and countless atrocities have occurred, yet too many people are unaware of what is taking place in this historic conflict. Website - https://www.seanwilliamswrites.com/ Podcast - https://www.underworldpod.com/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The views expressed here are exclusively the views of The Way Podcast. To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s The Way Podcast
53:43
June 08, 2021
43) Dark Matter
Had a fun time talking with Astroparticle Physicist and 2020 Polanyi Prize in Physics winner; Dr. Miriam Diamond. Dr. Diamond's primary research is focused on searching for low-mass dark matter. Her experiments take place two kilometers underground at one of the world's premiere astroparticle physics facilities: SNOLAB. We covered the physics behind dark matter, along with its role in everything from string theory to parallel universes, to even the destruction of our own universe. Bio - https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca/miriam-diamond/ Research - https://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~mdiamond/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. Each episode will have its own art for every episode here on out! Better than looking at the same logo each time don't you think? This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor. You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:06:43
June 05, 2021
42) Texas Jack
Pioneer of the modern depiction of cowboys, Texas Jack would have likely been one of the most famous cowboys in history if he didn't die as early as 33. However, his is influence and legacy still lived long past him. I spoke with Matthew Kerns about the legacy of Texas Jack and his fame. After years of researching, writing, rewriting, and editing, Matthew finally finished his #3 ranked Amazon's Western US History New Releases book; Texas Jack: America's First Cowboy Star. Episode note: Slight connection sound issues until about the 4-minute mark. Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y78NH8R/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:02:16
June 05, 2021
41) Internet Addiction
Dr. Daria Kuss is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Professor in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. In this week's episode, I spoke with Dr. Daria Kuss in detail about internet addiction. She has published prolifically in peer-reviewed journals and books. Her publications include over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, three authored books, and over 60 international conference presentations on internet addiction. Profile - https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/social-sciences/daria-kuss Publications - https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fCgLlXMAAAAJ&hl=en If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
38:14
June 05, 2021
40) Dark Side of Science (Part 2)
Part 2 of the Dark Side of Science Interested in "gross" and "taboo" topics? Are insects the future of food? Would your dog eat you if you died? What does an autopsy entail? Why should we save the decreasing parasite populations? Erika Engelhaupt, author of Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science, and prior writer for National Geographic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and NPR answers it all and more. Website - https://erikaengelhaupt.com/ Book - https://erikaengelhaupt.com/gory-details-book/ National Geographic blog - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/topic/gory-details If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:01:29
May 11, 2021
39) Dark Side of Science (Part 1)
Interested in "gross" and "taboo" topics? Are insects the future of food? Would your dog eat you if you died? What does an autopsy entail? Why should we save the decreasing parasite populations? Erika Engelhaupt, author of Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science, and prior writer for National Geographic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and NPR answers it all and more. Website - https://erikaengelhaupt.com/ Book - https://erikaengelhaupt.com/gory-details-book/ National Geographic blog - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/topic/gory-details If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
54:45
May 04, 2021
38) Silk Road
In 2011 the Silk Road paved the way for selling drugs on the dark web. Here, anyone anywhere could buy any drugs they wanted safely and anonymously. What looked like an innocent libertarian marketplace for users had a dark underbelly. Eileen Ormsby, journalist and author of 8 books covering the dark web came on the show to discuss what was the Silk Road. Ormsby covered everything from law enforcement, to Dread Pirate Roberts, and even the Mongoose. Episode Trailer - https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Eileen's books - Little Girls Lost, The Darkest Web, Stalkers: True Tales of Deadly Obsessions, Murder on the Dark Web, Silk Road, Pyscho.com: Serial Killers on the Internet, Darknet - https://www.amazon.com/Eileen-Ormsby/e/B00SSP75XO%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - PodcastTheWay.com, Twitter - @podcasttheway, Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:07:38
April 27, 2021
37) Behind the Lens
Jesse Korman sat down to talk to me about photography. Photographer for AOC and film producer for 16+ credits, Jesse Korman is in the process of a very promising career. From dropping out of high school to music and movies, Jesse has plenty of experience behind the lens. Website - https://www.jessekorman.com/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - PodcastTheWay.com, Twitter - @podcasttheway, Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
58:46
April 20, 2021
36) Getting Tickets
Do you ever feel scammed when purchasing tickets to a live event? Companies like Ticketmaster, StubHub, TicketNetwork, and others are being used to trick customers into buying higher ticket prices with added-on fees. Some companies are even using entirely fake websites to trick fans into thinking they're buying tickets from the official venue, when in fact they're purchasing from an entirely different website. Engagement reporter Byard Duncan tells me the ins and outs behind this secondary ticket market.  Article - https://revealnews.org/article/how-is-this-legal/ Reveal Podcast - https://revealnews.org/podcast/the-ticket-trap/ If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - PodcastTheWay.com - Twitter - @podcasttheway - Instagram - @podcasttheway As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:03:27
April 13, 2021
35) China
Edi Obiakpani, a holder of a P.h.D. in Chinese and History joined me to discuss all things China. We covered topics from the Hong Kong protests to Chinese political motives and more. It was also very interesting to hear about her own personal experiences living in the country for 7 years. Edi even has her own podcast dedicated to China called Sinobabble.   Trailer - https://www.podcasttheway.com/l/china/ Sinobabble - Website - Apple - Spotify - Substack If you're listening through Spotify, you may have noticed the new artwork for this episode. This is a new collaboration with the artist Phillip Thor! You can find more info about him, or view his Instagram at https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art. The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:05:53
April 06, 2021
34) Flat Earth
David Weiss hosts The Flat Earth Podcast and is one of the leading advocates for the flat earth theory. He tells me how and why we have been lied to and led to believe the earth is a globe. In this episode, I sat down with him to try to understand everything that is flat earth.  Trailer - https://www.podcasttheway.com/l/flat-earth/ Website - http://theflatearthpodcast.com/  The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram  As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:10:16
March 30, 2021
33) The Hatless Hacker
The notorious first hacker sent to prison in Uruguay, Alberto Daniel Hill, sat down with me to explain his innocence. Hill's story began when he hacked into a hospital's computer system to access his girlfriend's medical record for her and from there, things exponentially escalated. What Alberto thought would be a kind warning to the hospital that their system was flawed and could make them very vulnerable to dangerous attacks, turned into him being labeled a "very dangerous" and "high-level threat" by authorities. In the end, the same hospital that Hill tried warning, was hacked by actual dangerous criminals who exploited the hospital's private information for monetary gain. Hill claims he had to go through many hardships such as dealing with criminals, drug overdose, and being blackmailed all because he tried warning them of their fate. Trailer - https://www.podcasttheway.com/l/the-hatless-hacker/ Website - https://albertohill.com/ Alberto's episode with The Darknet Diaries - https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/25/ Alberto's Twitter - https://twitter.com/ADanielHill The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
01:30:22
March 23, 2021
32) Looking at Addiction
If someone walked into a hospital on crutches to receive treatment for a broken foot, the hospital would treat the broken foot, not take away the crutch. Dr. Adi Jaffe, a mental health, addiction, and stigma professional uses this analogy to describe how America views and treats addiction. Dr. Jaffe believes the root cause of addiction, the crutch, is mental health and it is the mind that needs healing. Rather too often people are labeled and shamed for their mental health struggles and default of substance abuse. Dr. Jaffe makes the point that in order to remedy this 40-60% relapse rate (within a year) of individuals with substance abuse problems, people truly need to practice moderation and seeking help for mental health issues. Website - https://www.adijaffe.com/ The Abstinence Myth (his book) - https://www.theabstinencemyth.com/freebook-20 Research for the episode found here https://www.podcasttheway.com/l/looking-at-addiction/ The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s
59:26
March 16, 2021
31) Turning Left
Let's get political! I talked with the hosts of the "Green and Red Podcast"; Professor Robert Buzzanco and Activist Scott Parkin. Bob (Robert) is a self-proclaimed Socialist. He commonly writes and talks about the Vietnam War era and radical social movements among other related things. Scott is a self-proclaimed Anarchist who has been a coordinator and organizer in hundreds of justice movements. Fun fact, as a result he's been arrested roughly 15 times! In this episode, we looked at some solutions to the problems facing America. We addressed the Texas power situation, politicians, BLM, the struggle among classes, and much more.   To hear more about them go to https://greenandredpodcast.org/  As always thank you Don Grant for the Intro and Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm  Intro guitar melody copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram
01:26:02
March 09, 2021
30) Plastic Everywhere
This episode is dedicated to plastic and its effects on the environment. I sat down with Alexis Goldsmith: National Organizing Director for Beyond Plastic. Beyond Plastic was founded by Judith Enck; a Regional EPA Administrator under President Obama. It's a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating single-use plastic and changing the way we use plastic entirely. We talked about the plastic creation process, its effect on the environment, and how common microplastic is (we eat a credit card worth a week!). She brought facts and expertise to talk about all that is plastic and its detrimental impact. *Footnote from Alexis: "At around 9:30, I say that Methane is 89 times more potent than Carbon. It's actually 30x, so I misspoke. The 89 number is also repeated at 11:49."   Beyond Plastic - https://www.beyondplastics.org/  The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram  Introduction guitar taken and copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  Intro and Outro voiceover by - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm
57:58
March 02, 2021
29) Waiting For Methadone
Helen Redmond went to six countries to create "Liquid Handcuffs: A Documentary to Free Methadone". She created this film to address the struggles many people face when trying to get the medication they need; Methadone. Methadone is, to put it simply, a medication used to treat patients battling addiction by reducing the pleasure experienced from taking opioids, heroin, or other addictive drugs. This severely reduces the urge to take whatever the addictive drug is. With less of an urge to take addictive drugs, it's no wonder why the number of people overdosing and addiction rates fall by nearly half in locations it's accessible. Yet, there are so many obstacles for patients to jump through in order to get their treatment. In this episode, we discussed everything related to Methadone, from what it is, to its impact, to how we can improve its accessibility.  Website - https://www.liquidhandcuffsdoc.com/ The Way Podcast - Twitter - Instagram Introduction guitar taken and copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s Intro/Outro Voiceover by - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm
01:04:58
February 23, 2021
28) Listening To The Frequencies
Continuing the professional music theme, I had a great time talking with Slavic Livins during this episode. After immigrating as a child from the Soviet Union to America, Slavic grew an admiration for music. In particular, with the technical side of the sound and frequencies. Through this appreciation of tones and pitches, Slavic Livins became platinum-certified and helped create music for artists like G Herbo, Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, Jeremih, T-Pain, and John Legend. He's the guy to make sure the vocals come out clear, concise, and lively by using the right microphones, adjusting the studios, and Engineering/Mixing/Composing/Mastering/Producing in any way necessary. To build on top of this already successful career, in 2007 he took his developed experiences and knowledge and started his own company; Chicago Audio Mastering. Located in Chicago, his mastering services can also be accessed anywhere via the internet. I was sent this by Slavic after the show. It's a very interesting read! "Alpha waves in the human brain are between 6 and 8 Hertz. The wave frequency of the human cavity resonates between 6 and 8 Hertz. All biological systems operate in the same frequency range. The human brain’s alpha waves function in this range and the electrical resonance of the earth is between 6 and 8 Hertz. This, our entire biological system - the brain and the earth itself - work on the same frequencies. If we can control that resonate system electronically, we can directly control the entire mental system of humankind." Website - http://www.slaviclivins.com/ Website - http://www.chicagoaudiomastering.com/ The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram Intro/Outro Voiceover by - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm
01:04:02
February 16, 2021
27) Inside The Studio
Ken Lewis produces music! And has been credited with 19 Grammy Winners and 101 Gold and Platinum records! As you may have expected after reading that, he has worked with some big names in the industry; Eminem, Ariana Grande, Drake, Taylor Swift, One Republic, BTS, Jay Z, and Wu-Tang Clan (to name a few).  Ken Lewis has the "weirdest resume in the music industry". As a Producer, Mixer, Writer, Engineer, Musician, and more, he's been called to work on just about anything. Through years of hard work, dedication, and a love for music, Ken Lewis was able to break through the industry, to create the music we hear today.  Website -  kenlewis.com The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram Intro/Outro Voiceover by - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm
01:15:00
February 09, 2021
26) Changing the Corporate Ladder
Martyn Clark has worked with senior executives, across many of the largest corporations: Citizens, Jones Lang Lasalle, Sodexo, Royal Bank of Scotland, Zurich Insurance, Santander, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson. What he saw was a harsh reality: that the legal foundations of our organizations are riddled with greed and self-interest, and as a result, these organizations often neglect the needs of employees and people. In response, Martyn wrote a book on the topic: Love Incorporated. In this episode, we discuss what's wrong with how corporations operate, along with what changes need to be put in place in the interest of people. Martyn Clark - http://www.martynclark.com/ Consulting -  http://www.gadflyconsulting.com/ Love Incorporated - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Incorporated-Business-Martyn-Clark The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram
55:41
February 02, 2021
25) Higher Love
Hasan Oswald quit his teaching job, bought a camera, and went solo to one of America's most dangerous cities; Camden, New Jersey. In this city, he became the Director, Producer, and Filmer of the now-famous documentary Higher Love. Higher Love received a 100% on rotten tomatoes, a 9.3/10 IMDB rating, and countless film festival awards.  This documentary follows Daryl Gant, a father of eight, as he tries to save his- Heroin and Crack-Cocaine addicted- pregnant girlfriend Nani. Alongside this, their friend Iman; who was once a drug dealing kingpin in Camden, is now struggling with his own addiction. Tune in to hear the process that went into this film, what was cut out, and some interesting details about the film itself.  Website - www.higherlovefilm.com The Way Podcast - Website - Twitter - Instagram
55:24
January 26, 2021
24) A Digital View
Thanks to digital art we can create some of the most realistic and creative work to date. Colors can be composed exactly how the user wants, and the world you imagine can look as real as the world we're in. Thomas Tanner has been creating digital art for a long time and has become one of the names to contact when you want/need work done. Particularly in the dungeons and dragons' "fantasy realism" world, he has been drawing and creating since he was a child. His work is clear and fascinating and if you'd like to see some of it go to his website below. Website - https://thomastannerart.com/ Intro/Outro Voiceover by - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm
52:57
January 19, 2021
23) Standing Straight
Dr. Juan Bartolomei is a spine neurosurgeon at Yale, and in 2013 he was named one of "US News and World Report's Top Doctors".  Dr. Bartolomei has a passion for what he does and believes surgery should be a last resort and not a first option. When faced with a new issue, he likes to focus on the body as a whole, rather than looking at the spine as an independent piece. In this episode, we discuss what back pain means, what surgery does to your body, and more so be sure to tune in.
54:13
January 12, 2021
22) The Voiceover
Today's guest is Don Grant; a professional voice actor whose work has even appeared in Super Bowl commercials.  There's a lot to discuss in the profession of voice acting, from the technical to the historical. In this episode, he shares his perspective that comes from decades of practicing and performing. Tune in to learn more, or you can always just tune in to hear my voice outclassed for an entire episode.  Don Grant was an excellent guest and kind enough to lend his voice for the new intro and outro for the way. Be sure to check out his podcast below! Website - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Twitter - threeinterestingthings (@3interesting) / Twitter Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/3interestingthings/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThreeInterestingThings/ 
56:52
January 05, 2021
21) In the Venezuelan Coup (2002)
Christina Hoag has a long history in the world of Journalism. While traveling the world, she ended up living in Venezuela and was lucky enough to become one of the few journalists present during the 2002 Venezuelan coup. This is especially special when you realize the airports were closed down during this less than a week ordeal. Chavez was temporarily overthrown and this reporter has the inside scoop of what actually happened in Venezuela leading up to this event.  *Footnote from Christina: “I misstated the year of Hugo Chavez’s death in the podcast. I checked afterward and he died in 2013.” **Footnote from a listener: It was never officially confirmed what side the snipers were a part of. Christina Hoag website - www.christinahoag.com Trump-Chavez article mentioned - https://medium.com/illumination/8-parallels-between-trump-ch%C3%A1vez-668c6bef1126   
01:05:08
December 22, 2020
20) MS-13 on 18th Street
Danny Gold has directed documentaries and written numerous articles on MS-13. Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, is an international criminal gang. In Los Angeles they were created during the '70s however, the large control they possess is found in El Salvador. There the people have to pay 'rent', and the children are recruited as early as 9! Learn about their rival gang, how to "leave" the gang, and the power and destruction that MS-13 brings in this episode. Danny Gold: Website - https://www.dannygoldjournalist.com/ Podcast - https://www.underworldpod.com/
01:01:34
December 15, 2020
19) Men Walking Hungry
Eating Disorders are a dangerous thing. While it depends on how you categorize the statistics if you google "deadliest mental illness" eating disorders are ranked first. Roughly 70 million people worldwide are affected by this illness and just about all researchers agree this is an understatement. Although the people affected by this disorder are primarily women, what people may not hear or realize is that this disorder also affects a large population of men. I sat down with journalist Ruben de Theije, who recently finished his award-winning book A Stroy to Tell. In this story, he - along with his photographer Mafalda Rakos - followed men protagonist who talked about the struggles and 'life or death' situations they faced over this illness. We discussed his findings and what makes this topic such a unique issue.
40:40
December 08, 2020
18) Visual Effects
Warning for the episode below in description Vicki Lau is an expert in all things "Visual Effects" (VFX). While she specializes in compositing, she has developed many other software skills used in films and shows like Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman, Brooklyn 99, and The Walking Dead... to name a few. On top of this Lau has a history of working on Virtual Reality (VR). In fact, she performed a Ted Talk on the very topic! Tune into this episode to hear an expert discuss all things virtual. Official website - https://www.lauvicki.com/ IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5130924/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vickicup/ Warning: Vicki Lau was an excellent guest who I was honored to have appear on the show. However, when recording out of the studio, audio mistakes sometimes happen. In this case, I made a mistake and the audio wasn't as clear as other episodes. A lot of post-editing work went into fixing the episode and I hope you're able to enjoy this episode all the same.
46:21
December 01, 2020
17) Following a Kilo
Toby Muse is a journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, BBC, and The Guardian among others. Not only that, but he has spent his life in Colombia from 2000-2017. Why you ask? To talk with the farmers and cartels members to follow the creation and expedition of a Kilo of cocaine. Using these experiences he wrote a book called Kilo: Inside the Cocaine Cartel. Tune into this episode to learn more about the people whose lives are created and ruined when cocaine comes to town. To find more go to his website at TobyMuse.com.
01:15:10
November 24, 2020
16) Existential Freeway
This week we took a look at the philosophy of existentialism. In this episode, I sit down with philosopher Adam Godwin who discusses existential therapy, determinism, nihilism as well as other topics. Godwin holds a Masters in Philosophy and a Bachelor's in psychology. He now teaches courses in Udemy.  
01:09:27
November 17, 2020
15) What the Costumes Say
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, a longtime journalist who covers fandom, film, and television. As a journalist, she has written for The Daily Dot and has recently started her fast-growing Behind the Seams channel on youtube. What knowledge surrounding film does she know you ask? Gavia has a lot of in-depth knowledge about what costume design tells us in film and television. Whether it's what is used or why it's used, we discuss plenty surrounding the costume design in films. The Daily Dot Behind the Seams
01:00:12
November 12, 2020
14) Standing Still
Anderson Silver just released the third book of his Stoicism for a Better Life Series. When it comes to the fundamentals of Stoicism, its relation to Determinism as well as its overall impact, Silver is the perfect candidate to inform those interested. Website - https://stoicismforabetterlife.com/ You can find his books here: Stoicism for a Better Life
01:16:35
November 12, 2020
13) Bishop F5 to H3
Jack F. is in the top 9% of the United States Chess Federation league. Not only that, but he was impressive enough to beat me in only 16 moves (maybe that's not as big of an accomplishment). In this chess-related episode, we discuss everything from strategy, the Polgar sisters, the influence of robots and artificial intelligence, and quite a bit of philosophy.
01:17:39
November 12, 2020
12) Death Row
With her co-authors, Tessie Castillo published the book Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row. A story compiled of writings from prisoners on death row. One of her co-authors is Lyle May who has been facing death row for 21 years now; since the age of 19. In this episode, Lyle called in from death row to talk about what can only be shared with a history inside death row, facing the court systems, and prison research he has taken up to studying during his time incarcerated. To talk with any of the inmates yourself or to find the book Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row go to https://tessiecastillo.com/ Lyles blog he mentions can be found at https://www.beyondsteeldoors.com/blog 
51:48
November 12, 2020
11) Sex Worker Avenue
Kaitlyn Bailey is an advocate for sex work decriminalization. Once a sex worker herself she is now the director of communications for a national advocacy organization, host of the oldest profession podcast, and has written numerous articles for newspapers such as Vice. In this episode, we discuss the evidence and stigma that can be found around decriminalizing sex work, or as Kaitlyn puts it "the oldest profession".
37:28
October 13, 2020
10) An Ugly View
Adam Plant is an ugly artist. Founder of Easy Sleez and head of over 25+ other artists, Adam found his nitch creating what he calls "ugly art". Now don't get it confused with bad art, since it is very well crafted and put together. In this fun episode, I asked him about a variety of topics such as censorship in the art community,  traditionalism, and what his experiences have been in general.  Website - https://www.eezysleez.com.au/
48:43
October 06, 2020
9) Left vs Right Economics
Max Mills is a liberal who has written numerous political journals and Charles Mills is a conservative who has done the same for names like Sean Hannity. Democrats and Republicans disagree on many topics in America and our economy is no exception. While there are some occasional agreements, this episode addresses a range of topics including Supply-Side Economics, Wealth Taxes, the Middle Class, and Medicare for All.
01:16:48
September 29, 2020
8) Need for Speed Pink vs Blue Cars
Thomas Derr in the process of writing a thesis on the history of video games; the history between the sexes to be more specific. This episode dives into the history of gaming from capitalism to the summer of love to even the cold war. Statistics and biology are brought up between the sexes to help understand how gaming culture got to where it is today.
48:46
September 22, 2020
7) Left: Spanish Flu, Right: COVID-19
100 years later and we're in another epidemic. Ben Kitchings has a master's degree and has spent a lot of time studying the Spanish flu along with reading and hearing stories surrounding COVID-19.  In fact, the first season of his top 100 documentary ranked podcast "The History Voyager" was on this very relationship between the two viruses. In this episode, he shares what the Spanish Flu was like historically, and how it compares to the modern day's Coronavirus.
01:16:56
September 15, 2020
6) Turning to Hemp
For good reason hemp could very well be a game changer when it comes to pollution and reducing large quantities of waste in our society. Hemp is a cousin to marijuana within the same cannabis family. What that means is with an ineffective 0.2% thc content, it has been deemed illegal to grow in the United States of America. However things are changing as Beth- a pro-hemp advocate and farmer- in Oregon will tell us. Beth will dive into not only the history of this plant, but to its plausible impact on our society.  To learn more on the topic check our Beth's page at www.hemphuntress.com.
50:31
September 08, 2020
5) D.U.P.I. (Driving Under Porn's Influence)
Joshua Shea is an established author and TEDx speaker where he goes around to talk about his experiences and knowledge on porn addiction. In this episode Joshua brings statistics around the prevalence and issues of porn addiction with some bizarre real life experiences, cat fishing being one example. (If you're interested in learning more check out www.RecoveringPornAddict.com after the show) Please Read Correction: In the beginning at the 3:30 mark I stated "5-8% of people have a porn addiction". This was taken from The recovery village* and after cross checking with the apa^ this statistic appears to be in relation to "...Kinsey Institute 9 percent of porn viewers said they had tried unsuccessfully to stop". I misspoke as you can still have a porn addiction without attempting to stop. I want this show to be trustworthy going forward. I care about the facts and in next weeks episode you'll hear me include my sources along with future episodes. *https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/process-addiction/porn-addiction/related/pornography-statistics/ ^https://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/04/pornography
01:16:32
September 01, 2020
4) Signs of Autism
Jessica Leichtweisz and Aidan Almond have just finished a book about the stories they have seen surrounding autism. Jessica has been helping children facing autism for 20+ years now, and Aidan- who is autistic himself- has begun to do the same. Tune in to hear them talk about autism's history, what it is, and statistics around the topic to name a few things. To learn more check out their website at hopeeducationservices.com.
01:11:20
August 25, 2020
3) Trip To Russia
Ruslan is a bartender and citizen who currently resides in Kazan', Russia. We begin this episode with a discussion about social life in Russia and viewpoints on BLM. After this introduction we transition into internal politics which covers a variety of topics from Russia manipulating COVID-19 statistics, too what the Russian school curriculum's teach under a Putin leadership. CORRECTION: Two days after recording this Spotify has now become available in 13 European countries; one of which being Russia.
01:03:31
July 29, 2020
2) Acid Roads
Well informed through education, research, and experience. Tune in to hear this interview about the knowledge and experience behind acid. Including how it was found, its effects, its impact, and more.
47:29
April 22, 2020
1) Detours around Super Tuesday
Here we sit down with a political science major in a Political Episode based around the rabbit holes of what can be seen around Super Tuesday. From the candidates to redlining to economic policies found in Japan, we address many political detours based around Super Tuesday.
50:02
March 07, 2020