By Thaaer Alrajab
Every other week, soon-to-be college student Thaaer Alrajab sits down with unique and compelling guests to really explore what people do to improve themselves and achieve what they want in their lives, essentially reaching their own Truthful Society.
#17 The Journey of a Japanese Bodybuilder - Riiga Toyosaki
This week, Thaaer and Riiga sit down and discuss how bodybuilding has helped them, how Riiga can now curl a human being, what it takes to start and keep going, lifestyle in Japan, and the importance of trying to motivate and lead others. Join them in this week's episode of the podcast with the truth that you may or may not want to hear. Riiga Toyosaki on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riiga_toyosaki/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thaaer-alrajab This episode is sponsored by Orange County Lung Center. Visit them at: oclungcenter.com
January 16, 2022
#16 Developing a Revolutionary Computer Algorithm - Eric Jamieson
Thaaer and Eric talk about taking advantage of the new year and holiday season, just how underrated passion is, and a revolutionary computer algorithm breakthrough project. Join them as they speak about why it is so necessary to have a purpose to pursue and care about. Don't miss the season premiere of Truthful Society's second season, you'll regret it!
January 02, 2022
Introducing: Truthful Society Season Two
Everyone out there has unique traits that help them make the best of themselves and their life. Wouldn't it be crazy if there was a way to group all of these traits from everyone and learn from them? Well lucky for you that's what host Thaaer Alrajab does every other week, with all sorts of different guests, each with a unique trait that contributes to Truthful Society.
December 29, 2021
#15 Thanksgiving Beyond the Food - Megan Banh
Megan Banh is a high school senior that is both a board member at the Red Cross club and a member of a club that specializes in teaching international students the English language. She also tends to enjoy having many debates with others about both deep topics and other parts of life. With this Thanksgiving episode, and considering this guest, there are a lot of things you do not want to miss in this episode.
November 26, 2021
#14 College Scholarship for Golf? - Nathan Tseng
Nathan Tseng is a high school senior who recently verbally committed to play D1 Golf at the University of California, San Diego. He plans to pursue his passion for Golf competitively and professionally. Having done aikido, he has also dabbled within some martial arts. You can already see that this man is going places, and if you join us for this episode, you might learn a thing or two.
November 08, 2021
#13 Future Plans and Financial Wellbeing (Unlike the Guy in Squid Game) - Navan Faruk
Navan Faruk is a second-year community college student who is participating in the TAG and TAP transfer program to transfer into one of many schools in California. He's also passionate about achieving success both financially and in life. You can already see that he's got a lot to talk about and you won't want to miss this episode. On top of that, we talked about Squid Game. Now you have to listen.
October 20, 2021
#12 The Meaning of Truth Controls Your Life? - Kyle Lin
Wait, the meaning of truth sounds philosophical and boring. Well, I can assure you that this episode was not. In fact, you might see a lot of things differently in your life after this episode. The meanings of truth and applying them in your life do control some aspects of your life. In this episode, Kyle Lin and I discussed the 'true' meanings of truth and how they all apply to life. Mixing up truths leads to conflicts throughout a person's life, and we actually spoke about that with personal experiences. You won't want to miss this episode, like any of these other episodes. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://truthfulsociety.com/the-meaning-of-truth/
September 22, 2021
#11 Considering Internships and Life Experience - Julian Ayusa and Glory Vo
Internships and experience sound like they're just for students, but here's the thing: they aren't. In this episode, I, along with Julian Ayusa and Glory Vo, discussed internships and life experience, their benefits, and just what they can help accomplish. Everyone already knows that success isn't just built overnight and you'd be surprised to know that experience and even internships can play a role. You won't want to miss this episode, especially if you're a younger listener or someone wanting to learn. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://truthfulsociety.com/experience-and-internships/
September 06, 2021
#10 Failure Was Always an Option - Vjay Vankadaru and David Alcantara
Failure is the option. It always was. You heard me. People already know that failure isn't all that bad, but do they take advantage of it and actually apply it in their lives. In this episode with Vjay Vankadaru and David Alcantara, I discussed the main ideas behind failure. The best part yet: we all included some of our own personal experiences. So what does that mean? If you stick through the whole episode, you might just learn from our failures. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://truthfulsociety.com/failure-or-success/
August 26, 2021
#09 So...What's the Purpose of Life?
Why even live? It's a deep question that everyone's probably encountered with themselves at some point. Unlike a lot of questions out there, this can't be answered simply and briefly. In this episode with Bao Bao Nguyen and Ryan Gouveia, I discussed just that along with ways you might be able to find your purpose. You won't want to miss such genuine life-changing material. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://truthfulsociety.com/find-purpose-of-life/
August 06, 2021
#08 Crazy Relationship Myths and Facts
Unless you're living under a rock, you probably know that relationships are looked upon with such glory in today's world. But is it really all that good? Joined by Andrew Sung, an editor for the Troy Oracle and a debater in the field of societal norms, I delved into all the myths that have been constructed about relationships and why they work or don't work. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://truthfulsociety.com/its-all-about-getting-into-a-relationship-right/
July 18, 2021
#07 The Truth About Wealth with the CEO of The Gallagher Company
Everyone wants to know how to gain wealth and money, who doesn't? But there are more truths to it than it looks. With Jacob Gallagher, the CEO of The Gallagher Company and an investor in multiple assets for nearly 7 years, I discussed the origins of wealth and what it truly takes to build it. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://truthfulsociety.com/the-truth-about-wealth/
June 29, 2021
#06 The Why's and What's of the CDC's New Mask Mandate
This week on The Political Talk, Thaaer Alrajab, Julian Ayusa, and Sahir Houssain delved into what the CDC's new mask mandate consisted of, why it was issued, and what this would likely mean for the future. Our new guest, Julian Ayusa, is the founder of the Conservative Club at Troy High School and a recently accepted UCR student. This episode is also available as a blog post on our site: https://thepoliticaltimes.org/2021/05/14/cdc-lifts-covid-mask-mandate-heres-why/
May 20, 2021
#05 The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and Clashes at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Today on The Political Talk, Thaaer Alrajab, Sahir Hussain, and Hyla Alrajab discussed the increasing tension within the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, one of the world's longest and most controversial issues. In addition to that, the discussion covered the clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque regarding the eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thepoliticaltimes.org/2021/05/09/palestinian-israeli-conflict-al-agsa-mosque-evictions-protests-and-riots/
May 12, 2021
#04 Productivity and Success, Especially During the Summer
In this week's segment of The Political Talk, Justin Chang, Vjay Vankaduru, and Thaaer Alrajab covered in extensive detail the definition of productivity and success, what it means, its effects, and how it can potentially be leveraged into someone's life. This comes especially as the summertime approaches. Follow The Political Talk for more episodes and discussions on trending topics. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thepoliticaltimes.org/2021/05/02/5-ways-to-potentially-increase-productivity-and-success-over-the-summer/
May 05, 2021
#03 The American School System Controversy - Featuring Vjay Vankaduru and Hyla Alrajab
In today's episode of The Political Talk, the modern school system of America was discussed in great detail, along with the many points of view regarding opinions for and against the system. This includes accounts from students themselves, the content being taught in modern schools, and the depths of both points of view. Joined by Vjay Vankaduru and Hyla Alrajab, various ideas not mentioned previously on The Political Times were discussed and debated. Listen as the topic of schooling in the modern age and how the controversy regarding the situation is discussed in great detail. Follow The Political Talk for more episodes regarding trending topics. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thepoliticaltimes.org/2021/04/25/the-school-system-controversy-of-america/
April 28, 2021
#02 Indianapolis Shooting and Gun Controversy in the US
Joined by a guest on today's episode, the topic shifted from the discussion regarding the shooting to gun controversy in America. To sum it up, Brandon Scott, a 19-year-old, opened fire at a FedEx warehouse, killing 8 individuals and wounding many others. Listen as Thaaer Alrajab and guest Vjay Vankaduru discuss what happened at the shooting last week and gun controversy regarding gun control laws. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thepoliticaltimes.org/2021/04/18/mass-shootings-indianapolis-shooting-causes-firearm-controversy/
April 20, 2021
#01 The Political Times Podcast: NASA's Space Copter and its Planned Flight
With NASA announcing the launching of the Perseverance rover just months ago, a lot has been planned for the exploration of Mars. After the rover landed back in February, plans were made to begin exploration and tests. The onboard drone, Ingenuity, was set to have its first flight soon. In addition to that, NASA's Artemis program revealed more details about the mission to the moon. Read as we explore the details of these missions and what is in store for the exploration of the red planet. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thepoliticaltimes.org/2021/04/11/nasa-space-plans-mars-space-copter-will-soon-begin-first-flight/
April 12, 2021