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The Wait What If Podcast

Interviews with authors, philosophers, and thinkers about life now and in the future. Visit www.waitwhatif.com for more!

Daniel Duerst is the creator of "Duerst the Wuerst" YouTube channel. He describes himself as "I am a center left, liberalish guy who goes around filming political protests, live bands, and other crazy, random, weird occurrences."

We live in a strange era where the average person with a cell phone can become a citizen journalist just by the act of live streaming political events. This is great in that we can watch events unfold in real time without the bias so often interjected by the big media companies. It can also be dangerous for this new breed of journalists if they find themselves on the wrong side of the political spectrum than those they are filming. 

My interview with Daniel is the third in a series of four interviews with individuals who have used social media outlets to the advantage of exposing unreported political events. Their "live" broadcasts of events as they unfold expose, unflinching, the reality of modern violent activism.

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 So this is a bit outside my normal episode but I thought it would be fun. We got into a back and forth on twitter over the veracity of NASA's claims out going to the moon. I dropped some 5th-grade science and think I won the debate. Take a listen and let me know who you think won!

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Based in LA is a media company focused on comedy, culture and politics.  Their modis operandi is to counter the predominantly leftist culture of Hollywood and offer an alternate but equally valid view of politics, society and culture. Based in LA captures their audiences attention by embedding themselves within the often chaotic scenes of contemporary activism. We've seen the state of political discourse decay into violent stifling of opinion resulting in stark polarization of political ideologies culminating in literal knee jerk reactions to dissent. Especially in groups labeling themselves as either "antifa" (anti-fascist) or white nationalist. 
 
My interview with Jeffrey and Tim is the second in a series of four interviews with individuals who have used social media outlets to the advantage of exposing unreported political events. Their "live" broadcasts of events as they unfold expose, unflinching, the reality of modern violent activism.
 
The first in the series was with YouTuber Grey Winsler. You can check out his interview here. Stay tuned for future interviews with Daniel "Duerst the Wuerst" Duerst and Tylor from The Open Debate.
 
Thanks for listening and check out spotlight interviews, episode archives, contests and much more at www.waitwhatif.com
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Kyle Hester joined me to talk about how modern technology has created a golden age for indie film makers. He has (from what I countd on IMDB) more than 20 acting credits to his name and is appearing in the up comming indie film Zombie with a Shotgun! He is great resource for the process of crowd funding films and if you're an aspiring film-maker then your chances of landing on the big screen are better today than ever! We cat about the film-making process; acting; and guaging success.

You can follow Kyle Hester over at twitter @kyledhester 

Get updates for Zombie with a Shotgun here: @ZOMBIEWASHOTGUN

Thanks again for checking out the show! Please check out the WWI Podcast website for episode archives, bios, contests, links, etc. 

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Dr. David Perrodin is an expert in School Security, Crisis Preparedness & Response, Connectedness & Intruder Education. He has a book coming out this fall about the miraculous rescue of 500,000 people from lower Manhattan during the 9/11 terror attacks. He joins the show to discuss how and why we react to certain crisis. How can we prepare for a disaster when no two are alike? Does preparation for a disaster consequently hinder response? We also delve into mob mentality, the rise of Antifa violence and the absurdity of "safe spaces" on college campuses. 
 
David is a forward thinker and a great conversationalist. We had a great talk and I'm sure you'll enjoy the show! 
 
Lear more about David from his website: www.safetyphd.com. And follow David on his twitter @SafetyPhD
 
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Have you ever heard Joe Rogan talk about the "baby bird" incident? Do you have a strong stomach? If the answer is no, then maybe skip searching for it on Youtube. (Don't worry, no animals were harmed!)

Pat Philbin (@PatfrmMoonachie) was a regular guy from Moonachie, NJ who found himself thrust into a semi-famous figure when he became a recurring guest on the infamous Opie and Anthony Show. He has hung out with comedy greats and toured with the Opie and Anthony Comedy Festival. 

Pat was kind enough to join me for a quick discussion about his wild ride almost a decade ago!

 

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Vincent Vitale joins us from Austin, TX as part of Aspire Food Group which produces Aketta, edible crickets. They raise food-grade crickets on a commercial scale, and actively work to normalize the consumption of insects in the western world. Additionally, they commercially farm palm weevil larvae and run a program which empowers peri-rural farmers to raise palm weevils in Ghana.
I sample a few crickets while Savanna and I discuss the possible future of food in a world where resources are becoming limited. 
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Rachel Greenberg hopes to help others who are suffering from grief through her organization Connections of Hope. I invited her on to discuss the almost universal feeling of grief after we humans lose a loved one. However, her story takes a strange turn in the form of Induced After Death Communication; a psychological treatment for post traumatic stress which results in unexpected encounters with deceased individuals. Her story is fascinating and told from an individual who was a staunch skeptic and atheist before the encounter. 

I hope you enjoy this show as much as I enjoyed making it.

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More from Rachel on Twitter @ConnectionsHope

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a somewhat controversial subject in a culture of capitalistic competition but if you've been paying attention to technology and the presence of automation, you should realize that human labor will soon be antiquated and jobs across the spectrum of trades will be lost. How will you provide for your family when artificial intelligent machines force you into retirement? If you don't believe this is a reality, then you'll need to get out from under that rock and face reality!

Today's guest is Scott Santens and he is what I consider the ultimate source on everything associated with universal basic income. From his website: http://www.scottsantens.com

Scott is a "writer and advocate of basic income for all; Citizen of Earth and New Orleans; Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Moderator of the /r/BasicIncome community on Reddit; Founder of the BIG Patreon Creator Pledge..."

That introductory bio pretty much sums up who Scott Santens is. I don't have enough room to list all his contributory articles to outlets such as Huffington Post, TechCrunch, The Boston Globe, Cracked and the News Hub (to name a few) but if you visit his site there are plenty of links and a wealth of information regarding UBI. Additionally, he has authored/co-authored several books on the topic of income equality in the dawning of the machine age.

I hope you enjoy today's episode and give a shout to the WWI Podcast on Twitter @wwipodcast and let Scott know you hear what he's saying @scottsantens or visit his website!

Of course visit the Home of the Wait What If Podcast for all news, bios, links and show archives!

Cheers

 

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Riley Anderson was working in the Canadian oil industry earning good money but, like many others, did feel he was living a purposeful life. He sought help through an ancient shamanic Ayahuasca ritual which dramatically changed his outlook on life and led him to his true path. Riley returns to WWI to discuss in more depth about the physical versus metaphysical effects of the active drug DMT. We also wax philosophically about the origins of DMT and what purpose it serves here on Earth. Was it programmed into DNA as the calling card of our creator or is it merely a chemical that stimulates our brain into meaningless psychedelic hallucinations? Riley is a knowledgeable guy and lots of fun to talk to. Strap on your thinking caps and prepare for a journey to other dimensions!

*The Wait What If Podcast does not promote or condone use of illegal drugs. Riley's experiences were anecdotal and experimentation with illegal substances can lead to seriously injury or death. 

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