Random Badassery

Random Badassery

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By Chad Hall
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I am a curious person. I have strong opinions and flaws and I'm usually wrong. I'm an outsider yet in the middle of it all. I contradict myself. I misspeak. I'm introspective. I question what's assumed. I'm mischievous and rebellious, and I change my mind too often. These are my conversations...and other things, depending on my mood. This is continually evolving. I am becoming...
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I am a curious person. I have strong opinions and flaws and I'm usually wrong. I'm an outsider yet in the middle of it all. I contradict myself. I misspeak. I'm introspective. I question what's assumed. I'm mischievous and rebellious, and I change my mind too often. These are my conversations...and other things, depending on my mood. This is continually evolving. I am becoming...

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In the Context of Others - Selfie #1
Thoughts on finding creative and mental independence in a world that wants us all performing. My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
13:31
November 12, 2019
#144 Thomas Woodrum: Calling Out Call-Out Culture
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about having a guest decline a topic because of a fear of people taking something out of context and it using publicly, Barack Obama's thoughts on call-out culture,  the repercussions for the lack of responsibility on social media posts, the consequences of erasing ugly parts of history, the n-word in Huckleberry Finn, and whether only “good” people be allowed to create. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:10:04
November 4, 2019
#143 Stewart Alsop: Can Google and Twitter Be Used For Good?
I talk with podcaster Stewart Alsop (Crazy Wisdom) about the usefulness, the limits, and the dangers of technology tools like Google and Twitter, Range by David Epstein, fluency with abstract concepts, twitter as a learning tool, cultivating nuance when everything is optimized for spectacle, whether we have a responsibility to contribute to the algorithms, outsiders, technologists hacking meditation and psychedelics, whether we are entering a time of conflict, and thinking like a virus. https://twitter.com/stewartalsopiii https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1354589767 https://twitter.com/StewartalsopIII/status/1180884403884449792 My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
59:07
October 9, 2019
#142 Thomas Woodrum: How Do We Disagree Better?
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about whether there is a way to disagree well,  disagreeing while still having a good and valuable conversation, how we improve, the disagreement hierarchy, alternative facts, shared reality, separating people from their arguments, humility in thinking, and Rapoport's Rules. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:18:01
September 30, 2019
#141 Lam Nguyen: Synchronistic Events
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about synchronicity, multiple dimensions, explanatory fictions, string theory, M theory, N theory, the linearity of time, and whether there are thin spots between universes. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:06:58
September 23, 2019
#140 Thomas Woodrum: Connecting Thoughts
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about about connecting thoughts, mental haze, craft intelligent ideas into writing and art while feeling that our thoughts are just out of grasp, Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman, and using tools like walking, journaling, daydreaming, and scrap paper to strengthen connections. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:25:11
September 16, 2019
#139 Marc Ruiz: The Work is in the Process
I talk with screenwriter Marc Ruiz about focusing on the work, knowing when to upgrade our tools, creating community on twitter, receiving brutal notes on something you’ve written, the Bechdel test, creating genuine characters, The Shield, Breaking Bad, and the compelling nature of complexity. https://www.themadshot.com/ https://twitter.com/themadshot My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions  
1:36:35
September 9, 2019
#138 Lam Nguyen: Hiding in Movement
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about "do something syndrome," the difference between challenge and chore, The Knowledge Project podcast, letting things develop, burning out, making the thing you want to see, and curating image vs making a statement. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:03:27
September 2, 2019
#137 David Knight: My Listening Ears
I talk with musician David Knight about musical humanity and openness, Black Mirror 5x03 "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too," digital vs analog . Toto's "Africa," Imperfection, and nostalgia. http://davidknight.org/isles-music/ https://www.lowroarmusic.com/ http://davidknight.org/ https://music.sleepcomabath.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:30:49
August 29, 2019
#136 Lam Nguyen: The Imperial Sh*tload
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about marginal gains, Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed, getting specific, Sir Dave Brailsford, photo journalism, and building a personal procedure manual. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:12:47
August 26, 2019
#135 Thomas Woodrum: A Frog in Boiling Water
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about dogstagram, furries, CSI, anxiety, sleep apnea, and Safi Bahcall. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:17:46
August 19, 2019
#134 Lam Nguyen: Nothing Should Be the Only Thing Ever
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about clarity from impactful work, Queer Eye, sharpening the saw, the vulnerability of starting, relationships, Travis Charest, and Sergio Aragonés. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:11:15
August 12, 2019
#132 Lam Nguyen: Bowie It Out
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about dreams vs reality, ‎Mr. Holland's Opus, The Holy Dark, wanting to be remembered, some mistakes can't be fixed , SuperBetter, craving what we don't have, virtual avatars' effect on us, and Champions of Norrath. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:43:05
August 5, 2019
#131 Thomas Woodrum: Face Slinging
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about urinating, misophonia, the LARQ water bottle, putting things in writing, cursive for the brain, craving from the world what we are lacking in ourselves, genetic attraction, pheromones, and sandwich symmetry. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:15:40
July 31, 2019
#130 Lam Nguyen: A Very Small Cowbell
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the price of concerts, taking ownership of projects & goals, the balance between staying afloat today and building a future, Strong Songs podcast, why talent doesn't make you unique, the importance of struggle, why you shouldn't tell people until you're done, and the balance of work and play. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:45:02
July 29, 2019
#129 Brandon Van Auken: The Human Element
is originality in the movie industry dead . having high expectations of a film . taking a news and social media break . true crime fascination . lots of movie trivia Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On PatreonSpecial Guest: Brandon Van Auken.Links:‎Midsommar (2019)‎Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)Forensic FilesEar HustleOxygenTeal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness‎Traffic (2000)‎Prisoners (2013)‎Sister, Sister (1987)‎House (1986)‎The Dead Don't Die (2019)Anthony Bourdain Iggy Pop Miami InterviewInsomniac with Dave AttellIn Living ColorBeetlejuice cartoonAn Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew Ab out Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human | Richard Zacks‎Stranglers podcast‎The Mist (2007)‎Interstellar (2014)‎Mr. Destiny (1990)How Long Was Bill Murray Stuck In Groundhog Day?
1:39:28
July 26, 2019
#128 Thomas Woodrum.: Emotionally Tumultuous
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about reading your old writing, Queer Eye, Storm Area 51, amalgum vs amalgamation, waiting for permission, and avoiding responsibility. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:42:37
July 24, 2019
#127 Lam Nguyen: The Guy Knew How to Use a Flugelhorn
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about being born in the wrong era, musical scores & jingles. building a personal knowledge management system, tags vs folders, and instrumental music. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:11:12
July 22, 2019
#126 Thomas Woodrum: Naruto Run
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about desert island guitarist, personal information management, notebooks, patience with the creative process, and desirable difficulty. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:48:26
July 17, 2019
#125 Lam Nguyen: Living in a Nick Cave
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about going back to doing interviews, The Secret Garden, film accents, black cinema, the importance of intent, Hip: The History by John Leland, and how the nature of conversation has changed. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:58:52
July 15, 2019
#124 Julie Matthews: Decimation of the Gatekeepers
I talk with musician/model Julie Matthews (Lords of the Manor) about black metal, Lords of Chaos, modeling, the glory days of MySpace, dealing with depression, time travel, ideas of beauty, photoshop, and body image. https://www.instagram.com/julie__matthews/ https://darkestfox.com/collections/julies-favorites My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:48:39
July 12, 2019
#123 Thomas Woodrum: The Grateful Dead Is Matthew McConaughey
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about pain management, CBD, Julian Lage, working with one hand, and guitar speed vs guitar feel. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:21:28
July 10, 2019
#122 Lam Nguyen: I Have to Be In Control of My Legs
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about connections to tv shows, Die Hard, time blocking, Deep Work by Cal Newport, direct communication. gamification, auditing yourself, and creating with the skill you have now. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:51:12
July 8, 2019
#120 Lam Nguyen: Kicking Yourself in the D*ck
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about accepting new identities, Amanda Palmer, validation seeking,  A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, and facing something daunting. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:59:53
July 1, 2019
#119 Thomas Woodrum: Underpants for Non-Testicle People
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about the Patreon mind-set, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, deep fakes, and the blockchain. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:00:54
June 26, 2019
#117 Thomas Woodrum.: Pity Flea Party
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about pipes & bidets, Tom Green, douche bros, Kodi Lee, talent shows, the murder of Lauren McCluskey, and CBD. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:15:39
June 19, 2019
#116 Lam Nguyen: A Small Group of People and a Dog
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about login with apple, becoming more authentic, Spaceballs, re-reading Murakami, Charles Bukowski, lies, and necessary assumptions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:54:11
June 17, 2019
#115 Thomas Woodrum: My Furthering Adventures of Thotism
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about battling the heat, CARROT weather, House II, The Hateful Eight, incels & plastic surgery. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:08:07
June 12, 2019
#114 Lam Nguyen: Lighting Your Brain on Fire
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the failures of supergirl, Naval Ravikant, polarization and the 2020 election, reducing tv overload, and defining authenticity. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:44:06
June 10, 2019
#113 Lam Nguyen: Everybody Gets to Play on the Broken Mechanism
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about digital dispossession, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, RoboKiller, memory, Google Glass, Justin Amash, how experience shapes us, and creating space in our minds. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:45:12
June 3, 2019
#112 Thomas Woodrum: Little Gold Squeaky-Voiced Flute
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about accommodation and expectation, The 1% Rule by Tommy Baker, constipation, mutant monsters, educating your ignorance, and civic responsibility. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:16:28
May 29, 2019
#111 Lam Nguyen: Bubble Tea Intervention
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the twilight state of consciousness, The Diderot Effect, influence groups, existential crisis, and understanding why. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:22:36
May 27, 2019
#110 Tom Woodrum: Absorb the Rant
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about internet whining, amateurs on stage, MeUndies, and being a witness in court. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:14:42
May 22, 2019
#109 Lam Nguyen: I Wouldn't Listen To Our Show At 1x Speed
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about repressing anger, breaking up with Amazon, Healing Back Pain by John E. Sarno, reconsidering reading, the transformative power of long walks, and A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. https://www.thevacantroom.com/blog/2019/5/15/l83b07pqums6is0cdk8fytii4cf3ej https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:56:17
May 20, 2019
#108 Tom Woodrum: Mainline a Book Today
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum who he is, about playing too many damn video games, scary Muppets, film's about making films, director's commentary, and David Banner vs Bruce Banner. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ https://www.instagram.com/gogogoneshow/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:12:47
May 13, 2019
#107 Lam Nguyen: Trapped By Being in Public
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about people who make you take off your shoes, police on a trampoline, there being too many streaming channels, small reading victories. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:05:33
May 6, 2019
#106 Lam Nguyen: Clumsy and Weird
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about changing your values, The Rise of Skywalker, cognitive distortion, the end of empathy, and whether there is a middle ground of scandal. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:53:48
April 29, 2019
#104 Lam Nguyen: Hulu Colonic
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about Jim Balsillie and the Quayside Project, whether Hitler was history's Domino, 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson, and podcasting. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ https://holyfoolproductions.com/footnotes/april-2019-photo-challenge My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:14:24
April 15, 2019
#103 Cat London: Don't Be a Lurker
I talk with social media expert Cat London about Brexit, not knowing your friend's political stances, social media, the apple podcast charts https://play.acast.com/s/privateparts https://www.instagram.com/kittycatinlondon/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:42:38
April 11, 2019
#102 Lam Nguyen: Digital Hangover
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the appeal of Trump, the loss of discourse, The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu, treating symptoms rather than the disease, and the Great Wall of China. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:14:24
April 9, 2019
#101 Lam Nguyen: Don't Hang Up
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about dopamine overdose, indulging in the love of magazines, Apple News+, and extreme recycling. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:50:29
April 2, 2019
#100 Lam Nguyen: That Place in the Yard
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about phone response time, pain-art connection, Jack the Ripper, using identity for change, and morning pages. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
53:36
March 27, 2019
#99 Lam Nguyen: Dumbass with a Podcast
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about blurring the lines between fact and fiction, American Cosmic by D.W. Pasulka, The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, sending computations back in time, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, Google, and the cycle of digital dispossession. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:43:16
March 25, 2019
#98 Mark Engles: Why Aren't You Playing Grand Rapids
I talk with musician Mark Engles (dredg, Black Map) about mob mentality, shaming, how the touring model has changed, and whether the dissolution of religion is detrimental https://www.dredg.com/ https://www.blackmapmusic.com/ https://twitter.com/mengles https://www.instagram.com/mengles/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:45:36
March 20, 2019
#97 Lam Nguyen: Hairy Areas
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about deleting social media, Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff,  shame peddling , and one tweet vs a pattern. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:31:13
March 18, 2019
#96 Lam Nguyen: The A$?hole Factor
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about reasoned skepticism, the lineage of social media,  digital slavery, and self-driving cars. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:47:28
March 10, 2019
#94 Lam Nguyen: Let Half of Metropolis Get Destroyed
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about using devices less, how people can be wrong without being evil, Superman, and having friendly political debates. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:02:19
March 3, 2019
#93 Lam Nguyen: A Friendship in Quotation Marks
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about solitude deprivation, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, the default network, the insinuated intimacy of sharing online. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:21:32
February 25, 2019
#92 Eric Victorino: A Dog-Shaped Hole in My Heart
I talk with musician/artist Eric Victorino (Strata, The Limousines) about the loss of context, creating from a happy place,  stumbling trough difficult conversations, and moral moral posturing. https://www.instagram.com/wearestrata/ https://www.instagram.com/thelimousines/ https://twitter.com/ericvictorino https://www.instagram.com/ericvictorino/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:36:54
February 21, 2019
#91 Lam Nguyen: Comply or Die
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the ridiculous parts of the Green New Deal, whether Utopia too boring, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier, and the dangers of CRISPR. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:06:40
February 17, 2019
#90 Daniel Doyon: External Scaffolding for the Mind
I talk with Readwise co-founder Daniel Doyon about what it's like for Tim Ferriss to crash your server, why resurfacing book highlights is valuable,  bootstrapping vs. venture capital,  and the competitive edge that reading gives you. https://readwise.io/ https://twitter.com/readwiseio https://twitter.com/deadly_onion My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:28:42
February 14, 2019
#89 Lam Nguyen: A Place Where Nuance Works
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about using devices as tools again, what we really vote for, and dealing with sinful pasts. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:07:20
February 11, 2019
#88 Suhita Shirodkar: Embrace the Mud
I talk with  artist Suhita Shirodkar about happy accidents, water mediums, visual reportage, blogging as accountability, and what epole are like at the polls when voting. https://www.suhitasketch.com/ https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/suhita_sketch https://www.instagram.com/suhitasketch/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:19:08
February 7, 2019
#87 Lam Nguyen: Zeroing Out
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about rapey dolphins,  TV cops, the distrust of the government managing things, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, and nuking my social media. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:37:12
February 3, 2019
#86 Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike: Towels Are Not Blankets
I talk with musicologist Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike about the generosity of Henry Rollins, showing up early to Fatboy Slim's house, having sex with a clown, and inviting Ian Curtis's cremator to your wedding. Why Vinyl Matter: https://amzn.to/2XxzRuy https://www.jenniferotterbickerdike.com/ https://twitter.com/JenOtterBickerd https://www.instagram.com/jenniferotterbickerdike/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:30:52
January 31, 2019
#85 Lam Nguyen: We Will Get By
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about connecting anxiety to a Grateful Dead song, my daily sanity checklist, and online education subscriptions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:50:30
January 27, 2019
#84 Lam Nguyen: A New Balance
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about comparative misery, blame vs responsibility, suicidal thoughts, dogs as medicine, redeemable characters, Space is Fake, and whether racism will become irrelevant in virtual reality? https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://holyfoolproductions.com/footnotes/daily-sanity-checklist https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:23:44
January 21, 2019
#83 Kim Walesh: Stepping Away From the Intensity
I talk with San Jose Deputy City Manager & Economic Development Director Kim Walesh about city government, Brazilian samba, the importance of wandering, and introversion. https://twitter.com/sjeconomy https://twitter.com/kwalesh My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:05:51
January 20, 2019
#82 Lam Nguyen: The Lumps in Your Brain
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the collective unconscious, the Kardashev Scale, the Fermi Paradox, and mental perceptions of gender transitions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:42:52
January 14, 2019
#81 Ryan Sebastian: Building a Karaoke Ice Cream Truck
I talk with urban planner Ryan Sebastian about over-emphasis your own opinion, re-creating public spaces, block parties vs meetings, and the importance of work. https://treatbot.com/ https://www.mvblfeast.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:07:45
January 13, 2019
#80 Lam Nguyen: A Wall of Rushing Water Behind You
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about cruise ships, science denial on the right and the left,  gender perceptions, and the need for silence. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:36:34
January 7, 2019
#79 Ian Parton: Tijuana Brass Loops
I talk to musician Ian Parton (The Go! Team) about not having to fit into a genre, creating an aesthetic universe for a band, and transcending the album cycle. https://thegoteam.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/the_go_team https://www.instagram.com/itsthegoteam/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:08:52
January 3, 2019
#78 Lam Nguyen: Down with the Goofy
I talk to regular Lam Nguyen about daily blogging, concussive brain injuries,  X-mas movies, and synchronicities. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:09:17
December 17, 2018
#77 Ben Henderson: Walking into Hoobastank's Bathroom
I talk to artist/musician Ben Henderson (Good Hustle, Brother Grand, Delta Activity) about renting MC Hammer videos, the point when touring becomes commercial, and finding an abandoned grand piano. https://www.instagram.com/ohmaigawd/ https://benjaminhenderson.bandcamp.com/ https://deltaactivity.bandcamp.com/ https://goodhustle.bandcamp.com/ https://brothergrand.bandcamp.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:23:50
December 13, 2018
#76 Lam Nguyen: Ninety Percent Open Rate
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about micro-aggressions, voting to affirm your identity, avant-garde film, and VHS culture. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
2:09:17
December 10, 2018
#75 Erin Salazar: Bang Marry Kill
I talk to muralist Erin Salazar about losing your parents, transforming an abandoned department store into artist spaces, and re-imagining community centers. https://www.instagram.com/mauv.es/ https://www.exhibitiondistrict.com/ https://www.exhibitiondistrict.com/localcolor My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:12:59
December 6, 2018
#74 Lam Nguyen: Algorithms Have a Difficulty with Me
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about chess, Occam’s Razor, political centrism, and predictive algorithms https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:50:42
December 3, 2018
#73 Ryan Hernandez: You Have Your Superman Cape On
I talk with guitarist Ryan Hernandez (Powerman 500, Strata, Balancing the Lion) about coping with panic attacks, hearing an ex-bandmate on the radio, and buying Danny Lohner's Les Paul https://www.instagram.com/ryhernandez/ https://songwhip.com/artist/balancing-the-lion https://www.instagram.com/wearestrata/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:05:43
November 29, 2018
#72 Lam Nguyen: My Testicles Are Sensitive
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about Thor’s character arc in the MCU, how the seasons effect us creatively, and the Lindberg baby. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:39:28
November 18, 2018
#71 Chris Garcia: The Zodiac Will Get You
I talk with Computer Science Museum curator Chris Garcia about the Zodiac Killer, the allure of true crime,  and the long tail of technology. http://klausatgunpoint.weebly.com/zodiac-speaking http://klausatgunpoint.weebly.com/ https://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/ http://journeyplanet.weebly.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:10:24
November 15, 2018
#70 Lam Nguyen: I Know Who I Am
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about redemption for social pariahs, The Rendlesham Forrest Incident, The Battle of Los Angles, The Phoenix Lights, and The Miracle of the Sun. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:18:53
November 11, 2018
#69 Drew Roulette: Medieval for Sleepwalking
I talk to artist/musician Drew Roulette (dredg, Dark Heavens) about getting dredg back to together, how the failure to copy leads to creating your own style, and the lessons of re-painting old pieces. https://dredg.com/ https://www.drewroulette.com/ https://www.drewroulette.com/instagram https://www.drewroulette.com/twitter My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
56:04
November 8, 2018
#68 Lam Nguyen: Struggling to Get to the Surface
I talk to regular Lam Nguyen about whether Hitler actually died in WWII,  if humanity is older than 10,000 years, and Hermes Trismegistus. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:22:52
November 4, 2018
#67 Frances Marin Lopez: This Pile in the Corner
I talk to artist Frances Marin Lopez about drawing with your brush, quantity vs quality, and wanderlust https://www.instagram.com/francesmarin/ http://www.francesmarin.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
46:34
November 1, 2018
#66 Lam Nguyen: F!?k Your Olives
I talk to regular Lam Nguyen about returning to the show, flat earthers, and the pineal gland. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:07:09
October 28, 2018
#65 Devonne Amos: Optimus Prime Was My Father
I talk with artist Devonne Amos about putting in the work, Stranger Things, the connection between Santa Claus and Harrison Ford, and his grandma facing the KKK https://www.instagram.com/devonneamos/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/devonneamosart My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
57:19
October 25, 2018
#64 Colin Frangicetto: Some Obscure Hardcore Bandshirt
I talk with artist/musician Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive) about the effects of art which beyond likes and confirmation, connecting to the past , and the utility of psychedelics http://circasurvive.com/ https://twitter.com/colincirca http://instagram.com/colincirca http://colinfrangicetto.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
57:34
October 18, 2018
#63 Megan Holiday: Taken Out of Yourself
I talk with KROQ DJ Megan Holiday about podcasting, addiction, hitting rock-bottom, recovery, and getting your dream job https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-7-words-podcast/id1340666372 https://twitter.com/MeganHoliday https://www.instagram.com/MeganHoliday/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:03:02
October 11, 2018
#62 Mighty Mike McGee: Murders, Addicts, and Thieves
I talk with stand-up poet Mighty Mike McGee about going from comedy to poetry, awful people making good art. and the evolution of what’s acceptable https://www.mightymikemcgee.com/ https://twitter.com/mikemcgee http://instagram.com/mightymikemcgee https://mikemcgee.bandcamp.com/releases My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:02:58
October 4, 2018
#61 Marc Ruiz: A Whirlwind of Sh!t
I talk with screenwriter Marc Ruiz about the definition of professional vs amateur,  dealing with your child having cancer, and writing https://www.themadshot.com/ https://twitter.com/themadshot My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:00:02
September 27, 2018
#60 Daniel Garcia: A Picture’s a Lie
I talk with Content Magazine curator Daniel Garcia about capturing a moment, building community, and the stress of wanting to do more http://content-magazine.com/home/ https://www.instagram.com/thecultivator/ https://twitter.com/TheCultivator My Patreon  - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
50:20
September 20, 2018
#59 David Knight: The George Component
I talk with musician David Knight (Low Roar, Day One Symphony) going solo after leaving a group, living in Malaysia, and losing his father. https://music.sleepcomabath.com/ http://www.lowroarmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/davidlloydknight My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:00:37
September 13, 2018
#58: Zero Instant-Gratification w/ Vinny Le Pés
I talk with YouTuber Vinny Le Pés about journaling . digital vs analog . film photography https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjcPmbeMtENNYO7FnworoGA https://www.instagram.com/VINNYLEPES https://twitter.com/VINNYLEPES My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
53:44
September 6, 2018
#56 CRUELS: African Fire Sticks
I talk with musician/producer CRUELS about the creative process and channelling emotions into art. Can you use jealousy as fuel? Why is sitting down the hardest part of creating? Is art therapy? How does losing your father when you’re young effect you? What is it like to have other people add vocals to music you’ve written? Why are alcohol & strange cacti a bad mix? How do we stop ourselves from arguing with people online? What is a ghost producer? What is the “cred” voice? Who were the Wrecking Crew? Why do electronic instruments piss off some musicians?     http://www.instagram.com/cruelsmusic/ http://open.spotify.com/artist/2ppvijVTUjrj9U43kDoJud https://open.spotify.com/artist/2rKoD8HgdamRQpAtp4N4BA My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
53:47
July 7, 2018
#30 Drew Roulette: Barbie in the Fridge
I talk with visual artist/musician Drew Roulette (dredg, Dark Heavens) & regular Lam Nguyen about the creative process. What is the difference between working in a group/band and working on your own? What role does criticism play? https://www.instagram.com/drewroulette/  https://www.drewroulette.com/ https://dredg.com/ My Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions
1:21:17
May 18, 2017
#10 Lam Nguyen: John Malkovich to Andrew Applepie
I talk to Lam Nguyen about pc anger,  Text Expander, the future of streaming, the marvel cinematic universe, and Radiohead.
1:28:07
May 10, 2016
#9 Lam Nguyen: Philip Michael Thomas to Lars Von Trier
I talk to Lam Nguyen about role playing characters, Phil Selway, speech as an interface, adult cartoons and Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
1:33:49
May 3, 2016
#8 Lam Nguyen: Guillermo Del Toro to Lapsley
I talk to Lam Nguyen about seasonal affective disorder, apps, the promises of technology, feature addiction, and books.
1:42:06
April 26, 2016
#7 Lam Nguyen: Malcolm Gladwell to Gary Vaynerchuck
I talk to Lam Nguyen about monopolies, note apps, setting things up, and Lady GaGa.
1:35:02
April 19, 2016
#6 Lam Nguyen: Marcel Proust to Casey Neistat
I talk to Lam Nguyen about The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, criticism vs review, marvel characters, giving creators space, @the_rocket_age, and @plastic_renegade.
1:19:27
April 12, 2016
#5 Lam Nguyen: Robert Stack To Stevie Wonder
I talk to Lam Nguyen about video editing, Microsoft Build, Star Trek, TV detective/Cop shows, Superman, Unsolved Mysteries, Bernie Sanders, The Lego Movie, and Willie Nelson.
1:19:38
April 5, 2016
#4 Lam Nguyen: Robin Williams to Colin Stokes
I talk to Lam Nguyen about the growth of television over the last 3 decades, the roles of antiheroes in cinema, sci-fi, uncompromising writing in film, the price of security, Apple product releases, typography, mortality, self-help through games, Quantum Leap, and Very Semi Serious.
1:41:00
March 29, 2016
#3 Lam Nguyen: Mariska Hargitay To Samuel Beckett
I talk with Lam Nguyen about the perils of time travel, continuity in television production, script writing, how actors maintain separate tenses as they jump from set to set, the evolution of social media as marketing channels, and YouTube.
1:27:05
March 22, 2016
#2 Lam Nguyen: Tim Cook To Johnny Rotten
I talk with Lam Nguyen about the art of the interview as defined by Cal Fussman, personal chaos, social callousness, catharsis, politics, Apple vs. the FBI, religion in politics, The Tick, Sledgehammer, Homicide: Life on the Streets, and How I Met Your Mother.
1:33:52
March 14, 2016
#1 Lam Nguyen: Steve Jobs to Gene Wilder
I talk to Lam Nguyen about technological frustrations, virtual assistants, the evolution of social media, new media vs. old media, audiobooks, re-reading books, perfectionism, discovering things in a vacuum, influences, David Bowie, Questlove & Tom Waits.
1:32:14
March 7, 2016
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