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Social Witnessing

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EP 10 - Rock Monsters, Covid, and Sophie Trudeau - Amanda

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EP 55 - Food Knowledge-Bombs
EP 55 - Food Knowledge-Bombs
Thoughts on food history and the path to optimal eating.
09:14
February 19, 2021
EP 54 - Intermittent Fasting, Alternative Investments, and Endboss Kevin Durant
EP 54 - Intermittent Fasting, Alternative Investments, and Endboss Kevin Durant
We discuss sugar withdrawals, why none of us own enough Bitcoin, and making a rookie mistake during an interview @boardroom.
37:16
February 13, 2021
EP 53 - GameStop, Elon Musk, and Naval Ravikant
EP 53 - GameStop, Elon Musk, and Naval Ravikant
Talking about the wild week in the financial world, how Reddit is helping the populous take over the world, and wisdom gleaned from the zen Gary Vee.
34:54
January 30, 2021
EP 52 - GOATS, Clowns, and Tony Robbins
EP 52 - GOATS, Clowns, and Tony Robbins
Talking eBay scams, the toxicity of social, and the good vs bad of life with the self-help king.
39:22
January 24, 2021
EP 51 - The Inglorious Return
EP 51 - The Inglorious Return
We talk about things and make strange sounds. Wahhh wahhh wowwww
35:36
January 19, 2021
EP 50 - Ten Million Views In A Pornhub Video & Meeting Dustin Hoffman - Daniel Arana
EP 50 - Ten Million Views In A Pornhub Video & Meeting Dustin Hoffman - Daniel Arana
We come back with vengeance to celebrate episode 50 with actor & musician Daniel Arana. Trust us, you DO NOT want to miss his hilarious story of going viral through a Pornhub spot! Also, motivation in a COVID world, studying with prolific actors, and why British Columbia is one of the safest places on Earth.
48:03
July 03, 2020
EP 49 - KPOP Rocks, NYPD Sucks, And Was Jimmy Kimmel Right?
EP 49 - KPOP Rocks, NYPD Sucks, And Was Jimmy Kimmel Right?
The most controversial episode of Click-Through Or Swipe; talking drinking bleach, a potential COVID cure is in circulation, and are ALL men disgusting?
44:17
June 23, 2020
EP 48 - Glutenberg Flights, Parenting Struggles, And Canada Sucks?
EP 48 - Glutenberg Flights, Parenting Struggles, And Canada Sucks?
A very special guest joins us to discuss gluten-free beer, parenting during a pandemic, and why city-living sucks.
45:47
June 19, 2020
EP 47 - At Home COVID Testing, Zoom Is Evil Too, And The Killed By Cops Olympics
EP 47 - At Home COVID Testing, Zoom Is Evil Too, And The Killed By Cops Olympics
On Episode 47 we discuss a whole host of nutty news stories in the latest edition of “CT Or Swipe” while sharing near drowning stories, updating the encouraging progress of at-home COVID testing, and pondering whether a free trip to Hawaii would be motivating enough to get on a plane.
44:58
June 17, 2020
EP 46 - Groundhog Day As A Manual For COVID-19
EP 46 - Groundhog Day As A Manual For COVID-19
Reflecting on how Bill Murray & Punxsutawney Phil taught us to find purpose during long quarantine days.
06:02
June 16, 2020
EP 45 - Wine Butt, Starbucks Is (Not) Racist & The OC Is Insane
EP 45 - Wine Butt, Starbucks Is (Not) Racist & The OC Is Insane
We discuss delivery drivers not wearing masks, Amazon being temporarily less evil, and how Colorado is leading the way in saying F the police.
41:06
June 14, 2020
EP 44 - Crossfit Is Racist, NZ Ends COVID, And Bonnie Henry For Prime Minister
EP 44 - Crossfit Is Racist, NZ Ends COVID, And Bonnie Henry For Prime Minister
We’re back! Season 2 kicks off with a solid rant on the dark side of social influencing, plus CrossFit’s founder goes full racist, New Zealand says no worries to COVID-19, and why provincial health minister Bonnie Henry is our Prime Minister.
23:01
June 12, 2020
EP 43 - Black Lives Matter Protests, Going Viral On Reddit & Donald Trump Cartoons - Geoff Coates
EP 43 - Black Lives Matter Protests, Going Viral On Reddit & Donald Trump Cartoons - Geoff Coates
On the final episode of Season 1, Vancouver cartoonist & video-game art director Geoff Coates joins the pod to discuss the political unrest in the US, the worsening of Vancouver’s affordability problem, having to block thousands of trolls on social media after going viral, and why the lack of social distancing makes him angry.
55:35
June 01, 2020
EP 42 - Chickens As Friends, Self-Sufficiency In Small Spaces, And Canadian Cucumbers - Carl Mintern
EP 42 - Chickens As Friends, Self-Sufficiency In Small Spaces, And Canadian Cucumbers - Carl Mintern
Self-sufficiency expert and podcast host Carl Mintern joins the pod to discuss his 2-year journey building an 8-acre hobby-farm for his family, offer advice on beginning to grow one’s own food in small, low-sunlight conditions, and share his thoughts on why raising chickens is an absolute must for anyone who can. Find Carl on YouTube & Facebook or search for Self Sufficient Hub across all podcast platforms.
52:01
May 30, 2020
EP 41 - Suicide, Isolation & Reaching Out - Paula Fontenelle
EP 41 - Suicide, Isolation & Reaching Out - Paula Fontenelle
Brazilian psychotherapist, author and suicide prevention advocate Paula Fontenelle joins the podcast to discuss how her father’s suicide changed the course of her life as well as share news about the desperate pandemic situation in Brazil, offer advice for those struggling in isolation, and educate us on the warning signs to look out for - and ways to help - the loved ones in our lives. Find Paula at www.understandsuicide.com
56:11
May 30, 2020
EP 40 - Comedy, COVID, And A Side Of Meth: A Triumphant Story Of Addiction & Sobriety - Amy Dresner
EP 40 - Comedy, COVID, And A Side Of Meth: A Triumphant Story Of Addiction & Sobriety - Amy Dresner
Former standup comedian & recovered addict Amy Dresner has us in stitches as she shares inspiring stories from her darkest days through to her current life as a recovery advocate and author of the best-selling book My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean.
57:28
May 27, 2020
EP 39 - Picking Bones & Kurt Cobain’s Guitar
EP 39 - Picking Bones & Kurt Cobain’s Guitar
We get heated about BC’s premiere saying ridiculous ****, share (funny) traumatic childhood memories, and gamble on the price of Kurt Cobain’s guitar. Also, we have a YouTube now! @socialwitnessing
42:24
May 26, 2020
EP 38 - Living With A (Likely) Covid Patient & Social Working Inside A Hospital In 2020 - Ainslie
EP 38 - Living With A (Likely) Covid Patient & Social Working Inside A Hospital In 2020 - Ainslie
Vancouver social-worker Ainslie joins the podcast to share the incredible story of her husband ending up in ICU with what was likely one of British Columbia’s earliest COVID-19 cases, as well as antibody testing and the strange new world of providing social work services inside a major hospital while masked from head to toe. You DO NOT want to miss this one!
51:44
May 24, 2020
EP 37 - Veganism, Gary Vee, And CBD
EP 37 - Veganism, Gary Vee, And CBD
We discuss the merits of going Vegan in a Wet-Market world, a viral story of CBD being the magic cure to the pandemic, and why Gary Vee will definitely be yelling at us one day soon.
41:00
May 23, 2020
EP 36 - Let’s Talk About Panic Attacks!
EP 36 - Let’s Talk About Panic Attacks!
We discuss panic attacks in the midst of an epidemic and why a man named Harry Barry might be the answer to all your problems.
45:32
May 22, 2020
EP 35 - Nothing But Good News
EP 35 - Nothing But Good News
We take a breather from the doom & gloom to share some of the best and most inspiring stories coming out of the Pandemic, including a Jim Carrey pep-talk, virus-killing robots, hotels for the homeless, and vaccine progress being made.
25:46
May 21, 2020
EP 34 - Putting Teachers At Risk, Paying Front-Line Workers, And Lining Up For A Fresh Cut.
EP 34 - Putting Teachers At Risk, Paying Front-Line Workers, And Lining Up For A Fresh Cut.
We share two exciting parts of our day, question why in the hell British Columbia is putting us all at risk by opening schools, and discuss creating your own internal “Phase 2”
25:31
May 20, 2020
EP 33 - COVID As A Gift
EP 33 - COVID As A Gift
Mychele & Yaniv discuss brain transplants that will make language obsolete in the next 10 years, why Vitamin D could be the answer to the world’s biggest problem, and the gift that is parenting in isolation
59:58
May 18, 2020
EP 32 - Setting The Bar For Daycare Education During A Pandemic - Talia E.
EP 32 - Setting The Bar For Daycare Education During A Pandemic - Talia E.
Daycare owner and administrator Talia Erickson joins the podcast to discuss life changing nearly overnight, the process of opening a virtual preschool, and creating a safe space for children of essential service workers.
44:46
May 17, 2020
EP 31 - Good News, Bad News.
EP 31 - Good News, Bad News.
A very special guest joins the podcast to discuss some happy news and we immediately kill the vibe by discussing the latest developments in the world of COVID.
44:49
May 16, 2020
EP 30 - STEM, Graduating In Isolation, And The Young Women Who Will Change The World - Maia
EP 30 - STEM, Graduating In Isolation, And The Young Women Who Will Change The World - Maia
High-schooler Maia joins the podcast to discuss STEM conferences, inspiring young women, and what life is like spending your final days of high school at home. With @maiapoon & @quantumleapsstem
26:16
May 14, 2020
EP 29 - More Outbreaks, The Wonder Of Survival, And The NBA Returns?
EP 29 - More Outbreaks, The Wonder Of Survival, And The NBA Returns?
We discuss all the things Joe Rogan has taught us as well as Vikings, South Korean outbreaks and the motives of NBA superstars.
35:48
May 13, 2020
EP 28 - Art, Inspiration, And Why Won’t You All Just Stay Home? - Ryan Walter Wagner
EP 28 - Art, Inspiration, And Why Won’t You All Just Stay Home? - Ryan Walter Wagner
Vancouver photographer Ryan Walter Wagner joins the pod to discuss being forced to pivot when business disappeared overnight and how a bit of late-night inspiration led to a beautiful new project that’s taking the city by storm. With a special announcement by the Social Witnessing squad.
34:59
May 12, 2020
EP 27 - How COVID-19 Saved My Business & Helped Me Raise Over 100K For Our Community - Miriah
EP 27 - How COVID-19 Saved My Business & Helped Me Raise Over 100K For Our Community - Miriah
Miriah from @myhomeapparel joins us to share the fascinating tale of how an off-hand remark by Nova Scotia’s Premier saved her business, rallied an entire community, and allowed her to donate $115,000 to charities across Canada.
39:40
May 10, 2020
EP 26 - Germaphobia, Mario Kart & Filmmaking In New York During A Pandemic - Jono
EP 26 - Germaphobia, Mario Kart & Filmmaking In New York During A Pandemic - Jono
New York filmmaker and childhood friend Jono talks about what it’s like living in Brooklyn in 2020 as we reminisce about memories from happier times a quarter century ago.
39:55
May 09, 2020
EP 25 - Is Easing COVID Restrictions A Good Idea? The Dark Episode.
EP 25 - Is Easing COVID Restrictions A Good Idea? The Dark Episode.
*Trigger Warning* We discuss the merits of BC’s four phase plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, take a snapshot of the state of the world today, and get real dark about what the end could look like.
37:43
May 08, 2020
EP 24 - Grief, Growth, And Who Is The Government Looking Out For? - Amrit
EP 24 - Grief, Growth, And Who Is The Government Looking Out For? - Amrit
Clinical Psychology Doctorate student (and one of our favourite people) stops by the pod to discuss dealing with grief in solitude, self-healing vs self-soothing, and COVID restrictions being lifted in British Columbia.
39:31
May 07, 2020
EP 23 - The One We Bunged Up 😬
EP 23 - The One We Bunged Up 😬
We spend our Michael Jordan episode apologizing for being time-zone illiterate as well as discussing the end of the pandemic drinking party and a recommitment to self-improvement.
30:57
May 06, 2020
EP 22 - Swingdancing, Escaping The City & The Destigmatization Of Drinking In Public -Jason & Eileen
EP 22 - Swingdancing, Escaping The City & The Destigmatization Of Drinking In Public -Jason & Eileen
Is COVID-19 causing people to reevaluate their love of city-living and is anyone actually thriving through these times? Also cat-leashes, the relaxing of open-carry laws, and baking secrets of mother-in-laws. With Jason & Eileen
43:06
May 05, 2020
EP 21 - Books, Instagram, and Nerding Out - Echo
EP 21 - Books, Instagram, and Nerding Out - Echo
We (mostly) take a break from pandemic talk to chat books, beginnings and content creation as art vs business - with Echo @Ink.On.Us
56:41
May 03, 2020
EP 20 - Food As An Activity, Restauranting During A Pandemic & That Time In Italy - Ellie Shortt
EP 20 - Food As An Activity, Restauranting During A Pandemic & That Time In Italy - Ellie Shortt
An old friend and food expert stops by the pod to discuss the state of nutrition, food-sensitivities, and self-care amidst a pandemic. With @Ellie.Shortt on Instagram.
41:60
May 02, 2020
EP 3 - Seeking Perspective
EP 3 - Seeking Perspective
Searching for the silver linings during some dark days.
25:23
May 02, 2020
EP 19 - COVID Isolation As A Family Of One - Maricar
EP 19 - COVID Isolation As A Family Of One - Maricar
We discuss the pros and cons of isolating as a single person and ponder why some outbreaks are larger than others. With @Mar____.xx on IG.
48:41
May 02, 2020
EP 18 - How Much Do We Really Know? Doubt & Dance With Ben Younghart
EP 18 - How Much Do We Really Know? Doubt & Dance With Ben Younghart
We take a deep dive into COVID conspiracy theories, reflect on the current motivations of mainstream media, and discuss zoom dance-parties as part of our new normal. With @benyounghart on Instagram.
48:05
May 01, 2020
EP 17 - COVID Buddies, Renewable Energy, and Finding Peace In NOT Doing - Shannon H.
EP 17 - COVID Buddies, Renewable Energy, and Finding Peace In NOT Doing - Shannon H.
Renewable energy expert Shannon Halliday joins the podcast to discuss the melding of science & art in the midst of an epidemic. Follow her on Instagram: @shannonhallidayphotography
39:44
April 29, 2020
EP 16 - Parenting, Reprioritizing, and the Urban Kibbutz
EP 16 - Parenting, Reprioritizing, and the Urban Kibbutz
This too shall pass and other musings on the joys and struggles of parenting through an epidemic. ••• tiktok gold: https://vm.tiktok.com/nhhk8d/
35:45
April 27, 2020
EP 15 - COVID Deniers, Dance Parties & The Selfishness Of Others - Liêm
EP 15 - COVID Deniers, Dance Parties & The Selfishness Of Others - Liêm
Elementary-school teacher Liêm joins us to discuss COVID deniers, the current education situation in inner city Toronto, and Zoom dance parties as a stress-relief. Link to Liêm’s Zoom Party Dance Mix: https://www.mixcloud.com/LiemBui/cabin-fever-mix/
40:34
April 26, 2020
EP 14 - How A COVID False-Positive Put The Fear In Us All - Myla
EP 14 - How A COVID False-Positive Put The Fear In Us All - Myla
Mychele’s sister joins us to discuss how an early false-positive at her clinic made us all evaluate our response to the COVID pandemic.
34:33
April 25, 2020
EP 13 - Anxiety, Alcohol, And Life With An At-Risk Child - David & Jen
EP 13 - Anxiety, Alcohol, And Life With An At-Risk Child - David & Jen
Old friends drop by the podcast to discuss forgotten memories and what raising kids in a Covid world is really like.
32:28
April 24, 2020
EP 12 - Looking At History For Answers To Our Now - Michael Schwartz
EP 12 - Looking At History For Answers To Our Now - Michael Schwartz
The anxiety of travelling during the outbreak and a thoughtful look at how history can bring perspective to our present-day crisis.
37:05
April 23, 2020
EP 11 - The One Where We Finally Crack - Comic Relief with Eldar & Jon
EP 11 - The One Where We Finally Crack - Comic Relief with Eldar & Jon
The old high school crew is back together again for some much needed laughs and good times
52:42
April 22, 2020
EP 10 - Rock Monsters, Covid, and Sophie Trudeau - Amanda
EP 10 - Rock Monsters, Covid, and Sophie Trudeau - Amanda
A fantastic chat with Rock Monster Friends author Amanda on giving back, raising a newborn in a Covid world, and having Canada’s First Lady blow up your Instagram.
29:46
April 21, 2020
EP 9 - Dance & The COVID Motivation Struggle - Kirby
EP 9 - Dance & The COVID Motivation Struggle - Kirby
What do you do when your livelihood and entire way of life disappears overnight? Visit Kirby on Instagram at @femme.gone.wild
31:14
April 20, 2020
EP 8 - How serious is it? MD insights from the front lines - Amie & Sam
EP 8 - How serious is it? MD insights from the front lines - Amie & Sam
COVID as an STD, the state of hospital workers today, and the struggles of around-the-clock parenting.
36:41
April 19, 2020
Ep 7 - Self care as a single parent in an isolated world - Tal
Ep 7 - Self care as a single parent in an isolated world - Tal
Yaniv’s sister joins the pod to discuss the struggles and triumphs as the sole caregiver of a young child in quarantine.
39:58
April 18, 2020
Ep 6 - The End Of Isolation & The Future Of Growth - Talia & Nick
Ep 6 - The End Of Isolation & The Future Of Growth - Talia & Nick
Escaping downtown, crazy people in the park, and building meaning in a socially-distant world.
36:43
April 17, 2020
Ep 5 - Disaster Preparedness - Eldar
Ep 5 - Disaster Preparedness - Eldar
Wet markets, samurai swords, and is it just the flu?
27:55
April 16, 2020
Episode 4 - Jon & Tash
Episode 4 - Jon & Tash
Fresh Prep, parenting in isolation, and an IBS expose.
39:50
April 15, 2020
Episode 2 - Bethany - Government Essential Service Worker
Episode 2 - Bethany - Government Essential Service Worker
Discussing the impact of social distancing on essential service workers as it relates to government services and childcare.
22:09
April 12, 2020
Episode 1 - Parker
Episode 1 - Parker
The trials and tribulations of COVID-19 quarantine through the eyes of a 6-year-old.
13:08
April 11, 2020