The Wait What If Podcast

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On October 16, 2017, I invited paranormal investigator John Mathis and renowned psychic Vincent Genna to explore the possible sources of unexplained events taking place at Revival 1869, a craft cocktail bar located at the center of Clayton, NC. As a self-proclaimed skeptic-at-heart, I wanted a chance to see these events through the eyes of true believers and approach the investigation with an open mind about the possibility that some things exist beyond our five senses. The Wait What If Podcast is about bringing people together to discuss the mysteries of existence, the complexities of society and to learn about the world through a diverse set of beliefs. This evening was the epitome of that mission. Mr. Vincent and Mr. Mathis did a fantastic job in opening my mind to the possibility that there is much more to our world than we can see.

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Hey, we're broadcasting the annual HALLOWEEN LIVE EPISODE this MONDAY 10/16 (that's two days from now) from Mike and Maleah's bar Revival 1869! We're investigating unexplained events with some paranormal experts. The show starts at 9pm. I'll tweet out the link from @wwipodcast and post the feed to the WWI FaceBook page ( The video will be on demand, so check it out if you can!

Today's guest (who wishes to remain anonymous) travels the world via twitter polls. He puts up three destinations and lets folks tell him where to go. He shares some great adventures and a little about his previous life as a professional poker player. We delve into the usual mysteries of our human experience and he had a lot of interesting takes on life. 

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This is the final installment of my First Amendment series where I interviewed a number of guests (liberal and conservative) who share the common passion of "freedom" from oppression via de facto censorship.

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As many of you are aware YouTube has been getting quite strict around what they consider "sensitive" content and as a result I have decided to start a Patreon. 
I make videos focusing on the social injustices and racial hypocrisy we are forced to deal with today. As of right now I focus as much time as possible into creating new content and keeping you updated with current events also I would like to branch into live streaming debates between controversial individuals with opposing viewpoints.
I love the idea of independent content creation and this is the opportunity I have been looking for to begin a new journey into full time self employment.
I am overwhelmingly grateful for all the support I have been getting so far and I Thank You all so much for engaging with me as well as each other.

Hope you enjoy the episode.

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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.
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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

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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: 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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