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A podcast that interviews funny and interesting people to discuss their careers and some of the challenges they have faced. I hope to use this platform to normalise and encourage the discussion of failure, particularly through the lens of the entertainment industry, to show that it can be a stepping stone towards the road of success. Nothing is better than humour to normalise a situation, so having deep and meaningful conversations, interspersed with comedy and laughter, helps us celebrate a ...
 
In a world where we are more in touch than ever but meaningful connections are lacking, 3 friends, Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones, and Erin Linehan have taken their coffee shop chats to the podcast studio. Follow along at LessAlonePodcast.com Grab your FREE 6-Step Roadmap to Instant Connection: ConnectionRoadmap.com
 
Bitcoin, blockchain, distributed ledger, and cryptocurrency will change our future. They are terms to describe components of a technological and social revolution on the horizon. Yet, any talk of bitcoin, alternative coins (alt coins) such as ethereum, eos, ripple, or initial coin offerings (ICO’s) often come with significant speculation and hype that makes it difficult to take seriously the extraordinary underlying technology of distributed ledgers and their impact to our future. Consensus ...
 
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Sam and Emma host David Wengrow, Professor of Comparative Archaeology at University College London, to discuss his recent book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity that he co-authored with David Graeber. They begin by clarifying what the old history was, which Professor Wengrow describes the “broad sweep of human history” that we see s…
 
Sam and Emma catch up on the big Thanksgiving weekend's worth of news! They begin by looking forwards, running through what we might see in the upcoming Senate session, before Sam reflects on the anniversary of Mike Cernovich’s attempted canceling of him (also known as Sam’s birthday). Next, they move onto the state of the GOP after Lauren Boebert’…
 
Lindsey Broad is an actor who you might recognize from her many roles such as 21 Jump Street, The Office, Benders, Hello Ladies, American Crime Story, In the Dark, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Don Jon, Till Death, Get Him to the Greek, Baked in Brooklyn and more! We chat about The New York Diaper Derby championship, confidence, being true to…
 
Sam sits down with Ojibwe author and historian David Treuer, author of the piece "Return the National Parks to the Tribes" in The Atlantic. Then, Emma sits down with James North, reporter at The Nation, to discuss his work covering Steven Donzinger. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majo…
 
Sam sits down with historian Christopher W. Shaw, to discuss his recent book First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat, on the rise of one of the most popular public services, and its precarious state in an era of privatization. They begin in the 18th century, with the beginnings of the postal system as a tool for pa…
 
Emma hosts Ursula Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway University of London, to discuss her recent book America's Voucher Politics: How Elites Learned to Hide The State. Emma starts the show by touching upon the seemingly endless Chris Christie Redemption Tour that ends with Laura Ingraham grilling him as to whether he'll fall in …
 
Sam hosts William A. Blair, Professor of Middle American History at Penn State University, to discuss his recent book The Record of Murders and Outrages: Racial Violence and the Fight Over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction, on how the true histories of reconstruction, both in the horrible violence and influential policy, has been obscured by a wh…
 
Alex Weber is an International keynote speaker, award-winning entertainer and competitor on the Emmy-nominated series, American Ninja Warrior. He has positively impacted millions of people worldwide to overcome fears, conquer challenges, and embrace failing forward to achieve their highest goals. Alex proudly wears the badge of “Failing Expert.” He…
 
Sam hosts Jamelle Bouie, opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast, to wrap up the week in news! And in the second half, Sam is joined by Jamie Peck, in her triumphant return to MR (!) and Jorge Rocha, co-hosts of the Everybody Loves Communism podcast! Jamelle starts off with a dive into his new 9…
 
Emma hosts journalist Sam Quinones, to discuss his recent book The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth, taking on the wave of synthetic drugs moving across North America over the last decade and a half, how they seeped through, and why they are so dangerous. They begin by jumping off of Quinones work “Dreaml…
 
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Sam and Emma host Dave Goulson, professor of biology at the University of Sussex, to discuss his recent book Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse, on the rampant decline of insect populations worldwide over the last few decades, and how the trend continuing could completely alter our relationships to crops and practically all plant life. Pr…
 
Sam and Emma break down what's to come in the week in news, from the reconciliation negotiations on the Hill, to updates on labor, the courts, and climate. They begin by covering the religious reaction to Universal Pre-K’s non-discrimination requirement, and the news that September was a record-breaking month in terms of workers quitting jobs that …
 
Sam and Emma host Michael Brenes, history lecturer at Yale University, to discuss his recent book For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy, on how the Cold War helped to ingrain the military-industrial complex within the American political, economic, and labor sectors. Michael takes Emma and Sam back to …
 
Dustin Milligan is an actor, writer & producer known for his roles as Ted on Schiits Creek, RuPauls Drag Race, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Rutherford Falls, Extract, A Simple Favor, 90210, Shark 3d, Me Him Her, Silicon Valley, Final Destination 3 plus more. We chat about being authentic, weed addiction, having multiple parental figures…
 
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon and proprietor of the Hullaballoo blog. Digby, Sam, and Emma jump right into recent news surrounding the January 6th committee, as the infrastructure and reconciliation fights fade into the background. They begin with former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ignoring…
 
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