Ep. 14 - Suicide Prevention with Joel and Dany

October 25, 2018

Today I have a poignant conversation with Joel and Dany from San Francisco Suicide Prevention, a crisis hotline based in San Francisco. I started volunteering there a few months ago, and I noticed that people in my life found it interesting. So, I figured I'd do an episode on it!

 

We talk about why we joined, how de-stigmatizing suicidal feelings helps people access resources, and lots of details about life at the hotline. Enjoy! 

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Ep. 13 - Truthful Artistic Play with Diana Brown

September 3, 2018

Diana Brown is an improv teacher at Leela SF. She was also my first improv teacher and one that I keep coming back to. There is something magical about watching Diana perform, and I want some of that magic for myself. We talk about how improv is a microcosm of life, the importance of staying out of your head and connected to your environment, and Diana's history with performing and teaching improv. 

You can find Diana onstage performing with the Armando company, Bingewatch, and Past Our Primetime Players. Find her online at:

http://www.leela-sf.com/diana-brown

 

 

Prelude No. 2 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Ep. 12 - God, Politics, and Community with Pastor Derek Radney

August 30, 2018

Derek is a pastor at Trinity Church Winston Salem. 

http://www.trinitychurchws.com/

We went to college together and we've been discussing and debating on the topics of God, faith, and religion ever since. In this podcast, we also touch on some politically charged topics and talk about the proper role of the church in political life. Finally, we talk about the state of the church community and his ministry trying to help families figure out how to raise their kids in middle of an atomized culture. 

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Ep. 11u - (unedited) Parenting with Autism and Video Game Philosophy with Matt English

August 24, 2018

UNEDITED VERSION

Click this version if you want a lot more humorous banter. 

In this episode, I sit down with an old friend, Matt English, at his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We talk about his experience raising a child with nonverbal autism and how video games have shaped our lives. 

 

Mentioned in this podcast is the work of Jean Varnier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OInnXGvC2q0

 

 

Prelude No. 2 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Ep. 11 - Parenting with Autism and Video Game Philosophy with Matt English

August 24, 2018

In this episode, I sit down with an old friend, Matt English, at his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We talk about his experience raising a child with nonverbal autism and how video games have shaped our lives. 

 

Mentioned in this podcast is the work of Jean Varnier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OInnXGvC2q0

 

Prelude No. 2 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Ep. 10 - You Are Going to Die with Ned Buskirk

July 19, 2018

Ned Buskirk is the founder of You Are Going to Die (http://www.yg2d.com/), an open mic and non-profit dedicated to exploring the topics of death and loss. I met Ned when I went to You Are Going to Die shows and I felt there was something special in the air. We talk about the meaning and origin of the show and a lot about death. 

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Ep. 9 - The Magic of Conversation with Guy Sengstock

May 27, 2018

Guy Sengstock is the inventor of circling and founder of The Circling Institute (http://www.circlinginstitute.com/) where I am a student. Circling is a method of having mindful conversations where participants are encouraged to follow aliveness and go in search of what is true. The result is conversations that are often surprising, emotional, and downright magic.  

In this podcast we talk about the power of conversation, and particularly the power of listening. We talk about the Intellectual Dark Web, how we make ourselves and lose ourselves in relationship, and how conversation allows us to discover new knowledge. 

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Ep. 7 - Nerds Who Can Kill You with Sgt. Barry

April 30, 2018

I knew this guy from Mountain View like 5 years ago. He leaves, and the next thing I know I'm seeing pictures of him on facebook dressed in army fatigues, carrying around weapons, and riding on armored vehicles. Barry was one of the few people ever to leave Silicon Valley for the US Army. It's such a contrarian life choice, I had to pick his brain about it. 

 

We talk about discipline, dominance hierarchies, and lots and lots of anecdotes from his time in the service. 

 

Warning: lots of strong language. 

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Ep 6. - Faith and FOMO with Derek Radney

April 2, 2018

In today's episode, I talk with Presbyterian minister Derek Radney about whether or not smart people can be religious, faith, and FOMO. 

 

Here are some resources mentioned in the episode:

Tim Keller's "Questioning Christianity" lectures:

https://www.redeemer.com/r/qc_audio_2015

 

"A Secular Age" by Charles Taylor:

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674026766&content=reviews

 

And the following three books by Francis Schaeffer:

"He Is There and He Is Not Silent"

"Escape from Reason"

"The God Who Is There"

 

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Ep. 5 - Overcoming Fear with Helen Tsim

March 7, 2018

Today's podcast is with Director of One Salon SF, Helen Tsim. We talk about overcoming social anxiety, vulnerability and its limits, building community and deep connections. 

 

 

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