StarsStripesStories

StarsStripesStories

By Theo Preiswerk
"StarsStripesStories" is about cultural mediation. An international college student talks about his time in Phoenix, Arizona and how he experiences cultural differences from America to Germany. By talking to people about their different fields of expertise, "StarsStripesStories" captures the American society and its great diversity.
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#3 - Getting Rid of the Most Common Fitness Myths - Ben Burgess

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#10 Should Marijuana be legal ? - Mike Robinette
Mike Robinette is the executive director of Arizona NORML. AZ NORML fights to reform marijuana laws in Arizona and the whole country. Mike and me discuss what enormous health benefits the responsible use of Marijuana can have, what the common misconceptions are when it comes to cannabis, and we compare its affects to other legal drugs such as alcohol and nicotine.  Please share this episode with friends and family. Thanks again for tuning in.  Find me on Social Media: @starsstripesstories
1:09:28
March 2, 2020
#9 ClimateStrike AZ - Brian Mecinas
Brian Mecinas is one of the state directors of the Arizona youth climate strike and an environmental activists. In this episode Brian and I discuss the current climate crisis and talk about its influence and impact on our future. Furthermore, Brian and I talk about the climate strike leaders, how crucial the situation really is, and how everyone can get involved in environmental activism. Thanks again for tuning in, I Really hope you enjoy this episode with Brian Mecines. Find me on Social Media:@Starsstripesstories
51:41
February 17, 2020
#8 - Periodmovemnt - Anusha Singh
Anusha Singh is a women’s right activist from Columbus Ohio and the policy coordinator for @periodmovement. @Periodmovent fights to make Menstruation hygiene products more affordable  and more accessible.   ⁣ ⁣ Anusha and me discuss differences in gender and how influential society can be when it comes to gender perception. ⁣ Is the feminist movement hysterical or necessary?⁣ What role men need to play within the movement?⁣ How we can be engaging in the debate ?⁣ ⁣ Thanks for tuning in again. Hope you will enjoy this episode  ⁣ Instagram: @starsstripesstories Facebook: @Starsstripesstories
53:28
February 3, 2020
#7 The Innocent Project - Mike Semanchik
In today’s episode, I talk to Mike Semanchik  who is an attorney for the Innocent Project. ⁣ The Innocent Project is a non profit organization that is bailing out victims who have been falsely accused and in prison for many years. ⁣ In this Episode, Mike and I discuss the criminal justice system in America, and whether or not the death penalty is morally reasonable.  He also explains the work of the Innocent Project by telling the story of one of his former clients!⁣⁣ Thanks again for tuning in! Make sure to share this episode with friends and family and to give the podcast a rating
1:19:07
January 19, 2020
StarStripesStories -BEST OF- season 2 - Michael Birkenhagen.
Guess who is back ?!? It's the wonderful Michael Birkenhagen. Michael and Theo started "SSS" a year ago from scratch out of their small one bed room apartment in Phoenix AZ. Since day one, a lot has changed. Michael graduated college and is back in Germany while Theo continued running "SSS". In this Episode, Michael functions as the host and asks Theo about the experience he made while working on season 2. They talk about the biggest struggles of podcasting, how Theo reaches out to his guests, and they give a review of the best moments from season 2.  Thanks for tuning in once again. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a rating, and follow "SSS" on Social media under @starsstripesstories! Feedback is always high appreciate, also feel free to reach out if you have question about the podcast or if you want to get involved somehow. 
1:40:57
November 14, 2019
#5 - Fighting Poverty
There are around 14,500 youth in the foster care system in Phoenix, as of 2019. About 800 of these kids are estimated to "age out" this year. This means that once they turn 18, they lose the support of the state, without a family and without the skills to make it on their own. "Aging out" removes basic needs that were once provided for them and will often lead to homelessness. "AscendPHX" provides affordable housing for young who aged out of of foster care. the Non profit organization encourages, support and educate the youth with connections and resources In this Episode, I talk to Isaiah Gomes. He is the co-founder and executive director of AscendPHX. Together we discuss the struggles of running a non profit, how he is able to make changes within lives of many young adults, and much more.  Thanks for listening to this episode. Please feel free to share it with friends, peers, and your family, if you would like.  Also make sure to follow me on alllmy social media channels to get more information on my guests, behind the senses updates, and much more. Social Media: StarsStripesStories. 
54:41
October 15, 2019
#4 - Life at Harvard, how far is Artificial intelligence from taking over ? - Lars Lorch.
Have you ever wondered how many jobs are under attack because of artificial intelligence, self driving cars, or machines replacing human tasks? Lars Lorch is a Harvard graduated who studied applied math with an emphasize on  AI and computer programming. Besides his studies, he was part of the Harvard men's rowing team. In this Talk we discuss the prestigious reputation of Harvard, what makes the school so exclusive and we chat about the dangers and benefits of Artificial Intelligence. Thanks for tuning in, I hope you enjoy this Episode! Find me on Social Media under @Sraesstripesstories. 
59:18
September 30, 2019
#3 - Getting Rid of the Most Common Fitness Myths - Ben Burgess
Ben Burgess is a physical therapists who runs his own clinic in Stuttgart, Germany. During his childhood, he was constant moving between the United Sates and Germany, experiencing the both cultures . Today, he coaches one of the finest formula 1 drivers, multiple professional tennis players, and figure skater to help them improve their performance. Ben raises awareness of the dangers of steroids and doping, especially for younger athletes, and we chat about what it takes to be a professional athlete. In today's talk, Ben and I are going to get rid of the most common myths in fitness. Thanks again for tuning in, enjoy! Find me on Facebook and Instagram: @Starsstripestories
1:16:28
September 16, 2019
#2 - The Art of Taking Pictures - Outherevisuals
Ben Church, aka Outherevisuals, is an upcoming photography Artist who shoots with the finest rappers, tattoo artists and models, such as Cro, Trippie Red, and Christy Mack. Two and a half years ago, Ben moved to Los Angels and started taking pictures. It turned out to be highly successful, which guaranteed him a reputation as one of the best photographers within the L.A area. In this Episode, we talk about how he was able to stand out in the art business, how he was able to make such good connections, his style, and what good photography means to him. Thanks for tuning in once again, enjoy! Please make sure to subscribe, share, and leave a rating.  Facebook: @Starsstripesstories. Instagram: @Starsstripesstories.
53:31
September 2, 2019
#1 - Communication is key - Julius Van de Laar
Julius Van de Laar is a political campaigning expert. He used to work for former president Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2018 election campaigns.  Mr. Van de Laar was responsible, mobilizing voters in the state of Ohio but during his work, he gained more and more trust from former President Obama and worked his way up, getting more involved in the famous "Hope" and "Change" campaign.  Today, Mr Van de Lair runs his own company, helping other firms and political parties to be successful and involving.  In this Episode, we talk about what it takes to run a successfull campaign and what candidates need to bring to the table to survive in the political field. Instagram: @starsstripesstories Facebook: @starsstripesstories 
59:28
August 19, 2019
Welcome to StarsStripesStories.
My name is Theo Preiswerk and in this Episode, I will be explaining what "StarsStripesStories" is about.  I am sure, you will love this podcast - Thanks for tuning in.  Find me on Social media: Instagram:StarsStripesStories Facebook:StarsStripesStories
03:05
August 12, 2019
#5 - What do you need to know before becoming a student athlete.
A lot of people from overseas play with the idea of becoming a student athlete in America. This seems like a dream for many people. In this episode, we are going to talk about the expectations that we had before coming to America. What was not expected at all, and what advice we have for future student athletes.  Thanks for tuning in, we hope you enjoy this episode. Instagram: Strasstripesstories. Facebook: Starsstripesstories.
27:55
April 19, 2019
#4 - The American Business Mentality - Vincent Scarpinato.
Ever wondered why America loves its entrepreneurs ? why places like Silicon Valley or New York are full of inventors, willing to risk everything for their own businesses? or why American is this success driven society ? Vincent Scarpinato answers all the questions about the American Business mentality. Mr. Scarpinato dedicated his life to business, owning a handful of Restaurants, working as a Financial advisor and stock broker, and being the president of a Non Profit organization called "Kitchen on the Street" We hope you guys enjoy the episode ! Thank you for listening.  Please follow us on our social media: Instagram: @starsstripesstories. Facebook: starsstripesstories.
1:02:11
April 1, 2019
#3 - Questions we get asked the most about Germany !
In the third episode of "StarsStripesStories", we answer the most common questions, Americans have asked us about the German culture. It's been almost three years now, that we live in Phoenix, Arizona and we  got asked several and similar questions about our home country. In this Episode, we are giving you a better insight of the German culture, its traditions, and costumes. After listening to the episode, we are sure that you will learn why germans are obsessed with bread, why germans are not afraid to drive over the speed limit, and how we deal with the Nazi past.  We really hope that you enjoy listening to the podcast ! Make sure to follow our Instagram: @StarsStripesStories.  Feel free to shout us a Dm and share your thoughts about this episode. 
37:58
March 18, 2019
#2 - What does It take to be in the military - Jess Harris.
In the second episode of "StarsStripesStories", we talk to Jess Harris, who served in the Military for over 20 years.  We elaborate on topics like the justification of war, what does it take to be in the military, and he gives advice for returning soldiers who are trying to make the transition to the normal life.  Go and check out our Instagram: @starsstripesstories. Enjoy the podcast !
1:00:11
March 10, 2019
#1 - How Broken is our Political System ? - Dr. Tracy Munsil
In the first episode of "StarsStripesStories", we talk with Dr. Tracy Munsil, who is the chair of the political science department at Arizona Christian University. We  elaborate on topics like the electoral colleges, the two party system, and how represented "normal" people are in today's political world. 
1:21:52
February 23, 2019