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030_ Interview: Satellites & python | mapping the marble

21 October, 2021
- 3 min read

For this installment, I asked a previous guest at the University of Leicester to come back on and talk more about the programming tools he uses, and ways he uses them for his analysis of forests using satellite data. There are parts of this episode that get a bit technical, even with that fair warning, I encourage the less technical of my listeners out there to give it a go. Because through this step by step walkthrough of how Dr. Balzter does his work, you’ll get a front-row seat to some really amazing things that are being done, to better understand climate change’s effects, and what steps are being taken. And, well, if this technical portion proves to be maddening, skip past a bit because Dr. Balzter brings me out of the technical forest and ends the chat talking about some of the most beautiful areas to view from the heavens above. He even goes into where he enjoys watching the weather, with some great stories along the way.

029_ Conversation: Theologian or Savior | Social Technology or Religion

13 October, 2021
- 3 min read

In this episode I'm joined by returning guest, professor of theology at Emory University, Dr. Dianne Stewart. We talk about one of my favorite thoughts, if Jesus was Christ, along with questions if social media movements could be a religion, where do we go as beings as we further march down the technological path we’re set on, to say nothing of how to adapt to it now, and end with discussing how can we as people transcend it all?

028_ Interview: before you forget, the earth is trapping more heat

16 September, 2021
- 3 min read

In this episode NASA Scientists Dr. Norman Loeb, spends time explaining the means and mechanisms scientists have to understand climate data, what he’s been working on as it relates to the earth trapping more heat and how that translates to our planet in the coming century.

027_ Interview: ancient culture for future civilization

14 September, 2021
- 3 min read

Listen to Alson Kelen in this episode talk about how teaching ancient skills helps root people in today’s world. Even if they’re starting down a bad path.

026_ Interview: when american made capsizes

12 September, 2021
- 2 min read

How would an industry react if there was such an artificial control on where something could be made? Well look no further than this episode and America’s domestic shipping industry, more specifically the Jones Act, that mandates all ships being used to transport goods domestically in the US, be built in America and operated by mostly Americans.

9-11 Anniversary Repost - 002_ Interview Only: it felt too big to panic

11 September, 2021
- 1 min read

This episode I interview my friend Rowan about his experience living and working, just a few blocks away from the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Rowan talks about the lasting effect that day had on his life, the trauma of living through that moment and a whole lot of perspective along the way.

025_ Conversation: nomadic gene expression

22 August, 2021
- 3 min read

Dan Grec, has gone fully up and down the length of North America, and completely around the whole of the continent of Africa. He's now in Australia planning for his next adventure rounding the whole country.

024_ Conversation: without a connection, you don’t feel responsible

09 May, 2021
- 4 min read

Each time I’ve talked with him, Ron Goode, the Tribal Chair of the North Fork Mono Tribe, he deposits wide chunks of previously unknown history and wisdom. In this exchange, little has changed, with the exception of us driving out of the known, and into the mystic, unexplainable, yet real.

023_ Essay: adjusted paradise

04 May, 2021
- 6 min read

As more people itch to travel from a year spent with Covid, and 10 years past the time a dirt road took claim to the skin off my knee, I reflect back on what I wrote about the experience backpacking through the Philippines.

022_ Interview: brought to you by the U.S. sugar cartel

25 April, 2021
- 3 min read

How did it come to be that there's a coordinated effort involving many actors within our government, to fix the price, supply and trade of sugar within the borders of the United States? My interview today is with Colin Grabow, Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute. Who's work focuses on domestic forms of trade protectionism.

021_ Interview: a uniquely american love story

06 April, 2021
- 6 min read

My interview with Dr. Stewart covers a lot of ground, from what is the definition of love, what emerges out of love, untold stories and aspects of culture that rose out of slavery, the lasting legacy of, to put it lightly, constrained economic policies on the black community, before ending with some thoughts on America as a Christian nation hell bent on salvation.

020_ Interview: modern society | ʇǝʞɹɐɯ ƃnɹp uɹǝpoɯ

26 February, 2021
- 4 min read

My guest, is author and journalist Ioan Grillo, who’s spent the past 20 years in Mexico reporting and authoring books on the cartels in Latin America.

019_ Conversation: shores, tides, and the incomprehensibly complex ocean between

05 February, 2021
- 3 min read

This is a fun, free flowing conversation with Joshua Lord, Assistant professor of Biology at Moravian College, where he helps break down how a changing climate and air chemistry is affecting the oceans.

018_ Interview: the marshallese contribution to world peace

26 January, 2021
- 9 min read

In this episode, Chair of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Commission Rhea Moss-Christian, gives us an overview on the Runit Dome, the history of nuclear testing conducted on the islands and the effect it's had on the Marshallese people.

017_ Conversation: from papyrus to bits, confidence in success is the harbinger of failure

30 December, 2020
- 4 min read

In this episode, we explore how once a person or culture stop the effort of trying to reach the next success and rest for a moment, is the moment they are at most danger.

016_ Interview: you were there when i had nothing

21 December, 2020
- 5 min read

This is my interview from 2016 with the Catholic Charities in Flint Michigan during the peak of their water crisis.

015_ Conversation: the use and misuse of narrative

16 December, 2020
- 5 min read

In this conversation, Yotam Ophir and I talk about a wide range of topics relating to our present moment, misinformation, social media and how much of our world is run on unwritten norms, not designed for an actor working in bad faith.

014_ Conversation: the edge of the next great depression

08 December, 2020
- 10 min read

My guest today is a lawyer with Lone Star Legal in Houston, Jonna Treble. Right now Jonna is spending her time defending tenants in eviction proceedings, trying to keep them in their homes.

013_ Interview: context, consciousness, contingency

07 December, 2020
- 6 min read

The episode is centered around the Israel and Palestine conundrum, but touches upon the rich and ancient culture of the region known as Palestine and the recent normalization of relations that the Trump administration announced with the state of Israel.

012_ Interview: an unwritten constitution

24 November, 2020
- 6 min read

In this episode I interview historian and author of Killing for the Republic, Steele Brand. We talk about what made the Roman Republic so successful, what glued it all together, briefly introduced the intentional myth building framed by the founding fathers of the USA and how they appropriated from the Romans.

011_ Interview: view from above

10 November, 2020
- 2 min read

This is my interview with Dr. Heiko Balzter, Copernicus Award winner, Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research at the University of Leicester.

010_ Conversation: the greatest sin is inaction

09 November, 2020
- 2 min read

This is my conversation with Dr. Ari Novy, author, biologist and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden.

009_ Essay: welcome to the anthropocene

04 November, 2020
- 5 min read

This is the start to an ongoing arch dedicated to the anthropocene. Here I lend some thoughts as to what it is, what the purpose of this arch will be and hopefully a little entertainment along the way.

008_ Interview: culture is the frame of reference

02 November, 2020
- 4 min read

This episode I interview Felipe Fernández-Armesto, one of the most authored in volume, width and breadth, historian of our time.

007_ Interview: barbarians are at the gates

01 November, 2020
- 4 min read

I interview Nathanael Johnson about the current state of forest management in California, how it got to be this way, and what is being done to improve the state of it.

006_ Essay: turbulence

23 October, 2020
- 7 min read

A thought on how we can use lessons from fluid dynamics, as a framework to understand the world of ideas around us.

005_ Interview: buttar v. the status quo

22 October, 2020
- 3 min read

I interviewed musician, author, poet, activist, lawyer, and Congressional Candidate Shahid Buttar about healthcare, corporate consolidation, the PATRIOT act, his love of music, and how I figured out why Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t agree to a debate.

004_ Interview: make tending your backyard a tradition

15 October, 2020
- 3 min read

On this episode, I speak with Tribal Chairmen of the North Fork Mono Tribe Ron Goode, about his culture, traditions that extend beyond Sapiens, the terrible state of meadows in California ( where only 5% are healthy), and how to make sense of our relationship to nature in an increasingly polarized world.

003_ Interview: let rob be rob

14 October, 2020
- 3 min read

This episode I talk with Rob Anderson, Congressional Candidate for Louisiana's 3rd district, about his uniquely American story, why he entered politics and the effects from hurricane Laura.

002_ Interview: it felt to big to panic

10 October, 2020
- 2 min read

This episode of the podcast I talk with my friend Rowan about his experience living and working just a few blocks away from the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001.

001_ Essay: what is the show

09 October, 2020
- 6 min read

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