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Space Commune is a media project by two Upstate New Yorkers seeking an alternative to the degrowth and deindustrialization paradigm being thrust upon us through The Great Reset agenda. We love our country, the United States of America and take inspiration from our revolutionary founding. We want win-win cooperation with Russia and China in developing the world economy for all of humanity, and to Make America Great Again.
 
Podcast Host Anasha Soisette creates a sacred space where we can commune together and share how we are Taking life one SIP AT A TIME. This is a Spiritual, Creative Collective focused on positivity and connection through expression, self love, healing, spiritual growth, support, and balance of ALL THINGS IN LIFE.
 
Tufts University and Shareable.net present Cities@Tufts, a free series exploring community innovations in urban planning. The live discussions are moderated by professor Julian Agyeman and the podcast is hosted by Shareable's Tom Llewellyn. The sessions will focus on topics such as Environmental justice vs White Supremacy in the 21st century; Sacred Civics: What would it mean to build seven generation cities; Organizing for Food Sovereignty; From Spatializing Culture to Social Justice and Pu ...
 
All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. For six years, we revisited each and every one of these novels in publication order and ranked them according to pre-set criteria such as plot, character, and setting. Now, we content ourselves with interviewing like-minded obsessives (scholars and contemporary ...
 
Levels builds tech that helps people understand how food affects their metabolic health, empowering others with the tools needed to achieve health goals and improve health span. We host in-depth conversations with industry thought leaders with research-backed information, so you can take your health into own hands. Connect with us: Instagram: https://instagram.com/levels Twitter: https://twitter.com/levels LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/levels-health TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@level ...
 
Top-rated weekly lifestyle podcast, brand, and community where women of color come to commune. Hosted by media veteran and entrepreneur, Loni Swain. This is a safe space for sharing our honest, relatable, and inspiring stories of navigating personal and professional transitions. Each episode serves as a resource of support to help us process experiences and potentially challenge our perspective. We also discuss the parts of our journey that we often find uncomfortable to talk about – we’re d ...
 
After meeting at a swinger’s party, Geri and Michael took Mariella Frostrup’s keys and drove off into the night. En route to Budleigh Salterton they discussed the space-time continuum which neatly led onto Eurovision. Here a joint passion sparked as they belted out “Ooh aah just a little bit” and they’ve never looked back. Now they live in an ABBA themed commune on Wogan Island making podcasts and working out how to one day return Mariella’s Ford Fiesta.
 
What Happens In Between highlights that awkward middle phase of creating, between taking your first steps to develop your idea and mastery. Each episode, the conversation centers on the guest’s process of developing or deepening relationship to creation. Join Athena Sayaka for weekly installments and learn how your peers are navigating the unsexy parts of creating a platform. What Happens In Between features entrepreneurs, artists, and creators who have a burning desire to impact their world ...
 
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In this episode we're joined by a member of the wildly popular Doomberg substack publication which focuses on energy, finance, and the economy at-large. We talk about bunk science, the proposed gas stove ban, the attack on single family home ownership, the American Dream, our anti-human Malthusian institutions, and more!You can find the Doomberg te…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about the Secret War in Laos, colonization, and how sexy Madeline's voice is or isn't right now!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscaredSOURCES:https://www.legaciesofwar.org/legacies-libraryhttps://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/bombing-of-hiroshima-and-nagasakihttps://www.britannica.com/place/Vietnam…
 
In this Cities@Tufts presentation, we explore Real Estate for Radicals. A near consensus has developed in the US that there is a housing affordability crisis, it has done so while seemingly circumventing a debate about who deserves housing. The UN Declaration on Human Rights is quite clear on this point: housing is a human right and thus all humans…
 
We can think of our energy capacity as like the currency in our bank accounts that helps support us. Low energy capacity is an indicator of mitochondrial dysfunction—the decline in in how well our cells produce and use energy. It can lead to chronic disease. Dr. Molly Maloof and Dr. Lauren Kelley-Chew discuss how to optimize mitochondrial functioni…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about climate change, Elon Musk inventing a tree, and how to make caring about the planet sexy! PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscared SOURCES: https://tinyurl.com/5n7hxud3 https://tinyurl.com/p52h7z88 https://tinyurl.com/bddhh6fp https://tinyurl.com/y92eebr4 https://tinyurl.com/5n7xupbe https://tinyurl…
 
Double, double toil and trouble.... It's time for a second--and much closer--look at the grand estate of Chimneys and its many, many (no really: many) secrets! (Don't worry, that Macbeth quote will make more sense once you listen.) I had more fun than I've had in a long time creating this episode. I also missed my dear partner Catherine Brobeck so …
 
Jeff Krasno, CEO and founder of Commune, experienced chronic fatigue and brain fog earlier this year and discovered he had prediabetes. He used Levels to learn more about his blood glucose and metabolic health and now enjoys metabolic flexibility. Sonja Manning chatted with Jeff about his health journey, his dietary changes, intermittent fasting, a…
 
What a world we live in where Catherine and I are not the only two fanatics who have taken it upon ourselves to rank every single one of Agatha Christie's 66 mystery novels. In this episode, I delight in comparing and contrasting the All About Agatha grid with two other worthy offerings.... I hope you enjoy the nerdfest; it was a blast to record. S…
 
How is functional medicine different from traditional healthcare? Functional medicine focuses on patient-facing time and individual biomarkers for forming a comprehensive, individualized plan to empower people in matters of their health and well-being. The Western medicine model often leaves much to be desired when it comes to building a long-term …
 
What a joyous and festive way to close out 2022, by chatting with Maureen Johnson, the talented writer of YA mysteries very much inspired by Agatha Christie. Happy New Year, one and all! Please visit and subscribe to the podcast's Patreon page. This episode is sponsored by Britbox. Remember that if you buy a gift subscription this holiday season, y…
 
Branding isn’t just about the visual identity of a company. In this episode, Ben Grynol talks with Nik Sharma, “The DTC Guy” who runs Sharma Brands and HOOX, about what it means to build a good brand in the direct-to-consumer marketing space. Nik points out the crucial thing to remember is that no one remembers your brand unless you’re one of the t…
 
Team members at a company want honesty, transparency, and a clear progression path to know how to get to the next level in their careers. It’s reasonable for people to want to see progress and want more money and recognition, and so here at Levels we want to make career paths explicit to encourage growth and limit staff turnover. This chat between …
 
My guest co-host John Curran certainly kept me on my toes (and I never expected to be forced to defend poor Nemesis as much as I was!), but I can truthfully say that having him on was the perfect event for this festive, end-of-year period. Happy holidays to all who celebrate, and please enjoy this very, very special episode. Please visit and subscr…
 
Cleo Abram found her passion for content creation and independent journalism when she started her YouTube channel Huge If True, a journalistically rigorous show with optimistic explainers about tech that could change our future. Listen as Cleo and Ben Grynol talk about the tension between the quality of work you publish versus the velocity, a botto…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about monogamy, capitalism, and beta males!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscaredSOURCES:https://tinyurl.com/mr3978czhttps://tinyurl.com/5bskdrpthttps://tinyurl.com/3pez8xudhttps://tinyurl.com/mwjp95zphttps://tinyurl.com/bdfx37fdhttps://tinyurl.com/pne2msdnhttps://tinyurl.com/47hpzz67https://tinyurl.com/…
 
Over the lifespan of Levels, the company and the CEO role evolved drastically. Sam Corcos went from coding the initial product to CEO, and he experienced a lot of personal challenges and growth along the way. Listen as Sam chats with Ben Grynol about time management, strategy versus people ops, requirements at each startup stage, and taking time to…
 
We often think that arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, and degenerative joint issues are an inevitable result of aging—but this is far from the truth. Good metabolic health can have significant positive effects on bones, muscles, and joints, and can improve longevity. Conversely, poor metabolic health accelerates the degeneration of joints and tissue…
 
In this Cities@Tufts presentation, we turn the microphone around and interview Cities@Tufts colloquium host, Julian Agyeman. Join us as Julian reflects on the origins of the series, highlights some of the most memorable moments, and underscores the importance of Cities@Tufts as a cutting-edge, indispensable resource. In addition to this audio, you …
 
When doing a big push for hiring in engineering and software development, it can help to enlist the help of international recruiting agencies who can help source top talent from around the world. In this episode, Sam Corcos gets advice from Sudeep Sidhu from Neo Financial about some best practices for hiring engineers and how highly rated agencies …
 
I didn't think I'd care this much about saying farewell to Parker Pyne, heart specialist.... Fortunately, there is a LOT to discuss in this jam-packed (really, pilchard-packed) episode: hot mackerel, plasticine, and corncrakes, for starters. Eternal thanks to Dr. Michelle Kazmer for lending her voice and expertise on this episode. If it isn't the s…
 
Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to metabolic health—even a short night of sleep, poor quality sleep, or low sleep efficiency can have significant impacts. Not getting a full, high-quality night’s sleep may be why you’re so hungry, but can also set you up for decreased insulin sensitivity, which when compounded, can have worse long-term effects…
 
It’s possible to be athletic and physically fit but metabolically unhealthy. Listen as Cole Sager, eight-time CrossFit Games athlete, and Josh Clemente, Co-Founder at Levels, discuss the distinction between physical fitness and holistic metabolic health, and Cole’s realization that his health wasn’t in great shape according to his bloodwork. Cole s…
 
In this episode we're joined by David Fishman, energy analyst with a focus on China's power grid to talk about mountains covered in solar panels, energy culture wars, urban vs rural divide, pragmatic energy grid development, paternalistic energy policies, USA, China & Africa, and more!David on Twitter https://twitter.com/pretentiouswhatDavid on Sub…
 
Highly processed food is hard to avoid. It’s especially harder when you’re a parent. For Austin McGuffie and Ben Grynol, they both have 4 kids, and they talk about the challenges of parenting, feeding kids nutritious food, and educating them along the way. 🎙 What Austin McGuffie & Ben Grynol discuss: (02:11) - Help kids make better food choices and…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about the FDA, the American palette, and what exactly a "processed food" truly is!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscaredSOURCES:https://tinyurl.com/ywnfuvr5https://tinyurl.com/32zuuwpphttps://tinyurl.com/3e8yccu8https://tinyurl.com/yc8xz33whttps://tinyurl.com/tzy4cru4https://tinyurl.com/mr3ry8kyhttps://t…
 
Every team must build trust and confidence with peers, but remote teams face a greater challenge because of the lack of face-to-face interaction. At Levels, we work to assume positive intent of our teammates, which supports our core value of “confidence is earned.” Both values are tied to work performance, and in order to build confidence and trust…
 
It's time to discuss the new collection of Miss Marple short stories that came out this fall in a detail some may find excruciating, but which my co-host Brad Friedman and I found to be juuuuuuust right. Come and get down-and-dirty in the weeds of these stories the way Aunt Jane herself would have done, gardener that she was. Because just like foxg…
 
People who love wearables often complain that their biomarker data that gets collected in one app stays in that app, and the apps don’t talk to each other. Kyriakos Eleftheriou, CEO and Co-Founder of Terra, shares with Ben Grynol how he’s building Terra to standardize biomarker data and translate it into one language. By doing this, Terra could ena…
 
How might a keto diet transform not only your metabolic health but may also manage symptoms of mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, and more? Dr. Chris Palmer outlines the principles from his book “Brain Energy” with Ben Grynol in this episode and discusses his journey toward the revolutionary idea that might chang…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about social media, scene hair, and whether or not the internet is killing us all slowly!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscaredSOURCES:https://tinyurl.com/mrx5dk7zhttps://tinyurl.com/56bp4hj7https://tinyurl.com/yt2sww4ahttps://tinyurl.com/yeusek2nhttps://tinyurl.com/yc4wvrrthttps://tinyurl.com/4mk6s6akht…
 
This week on Cities@Tufts, Rashad Williams presents "Three Models of Reparative Planning: A Comparative Analysis." In this presentation we explore reparative planning. As cities and states continue to experiment with reparations for the historical legacies of slavery and Jim Crow, an enduring question remains: how should subnational, particularly m…
 
How do you scale a startup internationally? Levels approaches our UK expansion as a growth lever, headed by Karin Nielsen. Listen as Karin and Cosima Travis chat about the considerations and processes behind Levels’s expansion initiatives, including product-culture fit, the differences between US and UK markets, and how customer experience stays at…
 
This week, Madeline is out with a health/wellness emergency so we're giving you a sneak taste of our Patreon content by giving you one of our Bonus Episodes from September! If you think content like this is worth $1, we do two per month over on our Patreon -- check it out!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscared--- Send in a voice message: …
 
What a joy it was to spend some time again with Christie's most dynamic detective duo, Quin & Satterthwaite (sorry, Beresfords). This is the rare late-career Christie short story, and while the puzzle isn't one of her strongest, there's no denying the strange magic of the Satterthwerse.... Please visit and subscribe to the podcast's Patreon site. T…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about intentional communities, communes, and how to be groovy!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscaredSOURCES:https://tinyurl.com/ycxyx94vhttps://daily.jstor.org/when-communes-dont-fail/https://tinyurl.com/2tyknta7https://www.ic.org/paradisenow/https://tinyurl.com/mr4bkz7dhttps://tinyurl.com/5brzfesbhttps:…
 
While recovering from a tragic car accident that caused Elena Schuber to go into a coma, Elena started to learn how to improve her physical health through dietary, lifestyle, and habit changes because she became well-attuned to her body’s responses to certain foods. Now a health and wellness practitioner, Elena advises her clients to monitor their …
 
This week on Cities@Tufts, Loretta Lees presents "Planetary Gentrification: Impacts and Futures". In this presentation, we explore the phenomenon of planetary gentrification. What is it? Where in the world has it occurred geography and spatially? When did it occur? What have the impacts been? And critically — what might its future look like? In add…
 
This week, Madeline and Kenna talk about the art industry, your drug dealer's iguana, and why FACE/OFF is a better film than anything Fellini's ever made!PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/pickmeupimscaredSOURCES:https://tinyurl.com/yck53927https://tinyurl.com/2p87tmffhttps://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63254878https://tinyurl.com/2v62sv3nhttp…
 
In the startup world, what is it like to supplement a standard Series A round with equity crowdfunding? Ben Grynol & Zac Henderson offer their views on the experience and share the lessons they learned from its challenges. The Levels team did not anticipate the support received from individual investors who believed in the company’s mission and wan…
 
Boo! It's a surprise episode popping up like The Crypt Keeper in the opening credits to Tales from the Crypt (anyone with me here?), featuring one of Agatha Christie's weird tales of the supernatural! If you think this story can't *also* include some of the most grounded elements of a classic Christie puzzle mystery, then consider this the trick to…
 
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