Category: Podcasts

How Pat Flynn Starts With Service – Episode 13

Pat Flynn is an author and host of the long-running personal business podcast Smart Passive Income, where he teaches people how to be successful in business without killing yourself in the process. And he’s one of the people I listened to for years before I was able to break away from office life to do YouTube full time. So I was thrilled to get to meet him and talk about his ideas and share a little about his passions (we go down a rabbit hole on bass fishing).

If you want to learn more and listen to his podcast (highly recommended) you can find it at http://www.smartpassiveincome/com

Going Nuclear With Laura Krantz – Episode 12

Laura Krantz is the host of the Wild Thing Podcast which is just about to launch season 3, this one focusing on nuclear energy. The pros, the cons, and everything in between. So we talk about about what she learned along the way, the mixed bag that is nuclear energy in general, and learn a little bit about the background that gave her the tools to be a podcaster today.

You can hear all three seasons of Wild Thing (yours truly makes an appearance in a bonus episode of season 2) at https://www.foxtopus.ink/wildthing

 

 

Talking Vintage (And Future) Space With Amy Shira Teitel – Episode 10

Amy Shira Teitel is a historian and journalist who made a name for herself as a blogger and YouTube creator focusing on mid 20th-century history, specifically the space race with her YouTube channel, Vintage Space. But her interests go well beyond rockets and moon landings (she can read ancient Greek, which is insane). Today we talk about the frustrations of being an online creator, the dangers of being pigeonholed, and the amazing past and future of space travel. Her newest book, Fighting For Space is available in bookstores and online.

 

The Island Of Meaning With Dr. Brian Cox – Episode 9

Dr. Brian Cox is a science presenter for the BBC in Britain and one of the most in-demand science communicators in the world. Today, he sat down with me to talk about a wide range of topics, from extraterrestrial life, to how he got interested in science growing up, to the absurd scale of the universe and our small but very important place in it.

He also talks about his upcoming 50-city tour this summer in North American, Ireland, and the UK called Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey, where they employ groundbreaking visual effects to tell the story of the history of the universe and life on Earth. You can check dates and buy tickets at http://www.briancoxlive.co.uk

 

Chasing Tornadoes With Pecos Hank

Pecos Hank is a musician and YouTuber who makes a living chasing and photographing severe storms, especially tornadoes. Over the years he has captured some amazing tornado footage and he’s had a front row seat to some devastating natural disasters. I’ve been fascinated by what he does since I first found his YouTube channel and was thrilled to have him come on the podcast and talk about some of his experiences. Here he tells some amazing stories and gets into the science of why tornadoes form. And we just talk about the importance of science in general.

 

You can find Hank on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PecosHank

 

 

Dropping Science with Neil deGrasse Tyson

In this episode I had the pleasure to meet with Neil Degrasse Tyson, who gives me the lowdown his life as a science communicator, the incredible explosion of technology that we’re all living through, and the little inspirations that guided his career along the way. It’s a fascinating look at what drives one of the most famous science communicators in the world.

You can find Neil’s book, A Brief Welcome to the Universe: A Pocket-Sized Tour here:

https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691219943/a-brief-welcome-to-the-universe

Enjoy!

 

The New Era Of Cults with Dr. Janja Lalich

On today’s podcast, I’m talking to Dr. Janja Lalich, a cult expert and sociologist who has not only been studying cults and extremist groups for over 30 years, but is herself a cult survivor. In our conversation, she shares her personal story, including how she got involved with a cult, the conditions that kept her trapped in the cult, and what finally got her out.
We also talk about the red flags to look for when you think you may be dealing with a cult and what to do if a loved one falls into a cult’s clutches. And finally, we examine the rise of a new era of cults that we seem to be entering. One fueled by societal upheaval and instability, and accelerated by the social media landscape we now live in.
It’s an enlightening and – at times – disturbing look at how our psychology is being manipulated and weaponized against us on a global scale. A new era of cults is here, and it’s one we’ve never encountered before.

Conversations With Joe – Andy Weir on Project Hail Mary

Today I catch up with friend of the channel, Andy Weir. We talk in depth about his latest novel, Project Hail Mary. MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING – If you haven’t read the book and want to go in blind, you might not want to listen to this. But if you have, and you want some serious behind the scenes on the science behind the story, we get into it here.

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