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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!

Tonight I had speaker/author Joel Hawbaker to discuss leadership. What is it? Can leaders be taught or are they forged through austerity? Do we have a crisis in leadership in the modern world? What kind of leaders will millennials make? Does the current state of the world produce good leaders?

For more on Joel's books visit his site www.reallifeleading.com or visit his Amazon page.

Joel is a fascinating guy and we had a great episode together! Hope you enjoy!

Of course, follow me on twitter @wwipodcast or visit the official Wait, What If Podcast site www.waitwhatif.com for everything #WWIPodcast related!

 

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Every Thanksgiving my newsfeed is inundated with stories of how the meaning of Thanksgiving is oppression, colonialism and genocide. I refuse to adopt this revisionist view and choose instead to understand history as a contextual and subjective social science. Furthermore, the modern worldview of Thanksgiving as a day of giving thanks for blessings (agnostically speaking) we've received through the year is honorable and should be embraced. 

Thanks for listening! Happy Thanksgiving!

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It was time for another live episode from my favorite old school watering hole, Revival 1869. Topics include "Making a Murderer" Season 2; can anyone resist Taye Diggs; are we in a renaissance of craftsmanship; why are humans killing each other; why are we all fat and sick... Plus much much more! This was a fun show to record and we had some good whiskey and good laughs. Enjoy!

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So ideas a pretty cool. Their origin rests in the somewhat metaphysical realm of creativity in our grey matter. Synopses spark and ideas are born. From these somewhat intangible beginnings, skyscrapers rise, rockets soar, and democracies are born. It's really fascinating. 
 
Openly sharing ideas is so important because if we crush free thought, we crush the human spirit and are left with a bleak world dominated by fascist regimes
 
If you haven't read 1984 or haven't read it in a while then it is so worth rereading! It's remarkable how our society is flirting with this future.
 
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Richard Ryder is a stand-up comedian and host of Out TVs "Knock Knock Ghost!" Comedian Richard Ryder, trembling assistant Brian Doyle and world-class Psychic Medium Jim Hunt travel the country searching for proof of the afterlife. On Knock Knock Ghost, no place is too haunted for a laugh! Travel with the hilarious team as they explore some of Canada's most haunted locations, all while keeping a good sense of humor.

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"Imagine the disappointment of a wolf when he sees a little Yorkie-poo; That's how your grandpa feels when he sees your man bun."

Is it okay to use the term "man-up"? If not, are you saying that men like qualities that should be aspired to attain? Men have taken a bit of a hit over the last 25 years and it is never more evident than the bumbling, emasculated father figures depicted in TV. In today's episode, I sit with barstool philosopher Dan Molen to dissect the meaning of being a man in the 21st century. Where does the male role come from? Was it a social-evolutionary survival tool or a construct of modern society? Theoretically, would it be okay to tell a little girl to "man-up"?

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I'm feeling lazy tonight so I lifted this from her website www.steppingstonelifecoach.com!

Nicki is a Life Coach, specializing in personal development, performance and leadership coaching. In addition to Stepping Stone Coaching, Nicki has taught coaches in training at the prestigious Accomplishment Coaching Coaches Training Program in San Diego, CA. Through Accomplishment Coaching, she had to unique opportunity to provide professional coaching and training to human resources professionals at the United Nations Family Population Fund (UNFPA).

Nicki holds the credential of a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She is also certified in DiSC (behavioral styles), Emotional Intelligence, and InsideOut Coaching (Performance Based Coaching). Nicki has also been trained in Gallup’s Strength based leadership programs.

So basically, Nicki is a black belt in self-discovery and development. She shares her philosophy on life optimization and self-love. Great talk Nicki!

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Here is a little behind the scenes. Before I do an episode I have to set everything up and get my mind working. So I usually talk about what has happened during the day because I hate the typical "Check 1,2,3" sound check. Today, I decided to hit record and relayed a story of how I've come close to death numerous times as a suburbanite father. Enjoy

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As we are getting bombarded by a hurricane, I couldn't help but ponder how reliant on electricity we've become in such a short amount of time in human history. Savanna Steel came on the show to discuss how society has been shaped by future technologies and its implications on culture and politics.

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Riley is back and he is almost finished his degree in Naturopathic Medicine. We discuss the current state of Western Medicine and where alternative medicine fits in the 21st century. Plus Riley recounts his journey into the abyss through his psychedelic experiences with Ayahuasca.

Great talk! Riley has his own podcast coming out soon! Stay tuned for details.

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