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Syndication

information on each guide in the series

Direct download: Curiosity_Guide_promo_booklet.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 10:28am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideTransNB.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuidetoPrideLA2.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToHockey_LA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMetalLA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideTo1000QuotesLA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToRestoreFaith_LA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:02am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToDistinctionsLA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:01am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMedialLiteracyLA.pdf
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Direct download: CuriosityGuideToJobHunting_LA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToJapanese_LA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 8:55am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToCodingLA.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 8:40am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMedialLiteracyLA-.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideTo1000QuotesLA-.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

A short guide to cover what bias is, various forms of it, how it can creep into news reporting, how to recognize it (with examples), and some tips for the average person to keep in mind while online.

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMedialLiteracyLA-2.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:07am EST

PDF version of an article I wrote:

https://medium.com/@adamemanon/the-art-of-hockey-a-fandom-in-four-parts-235f1fcbbb98

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToHockey_LA-.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 10:39am EST

A short ebook of quotes.

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToDistinctionsLA-.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

I did another interview! This time I interviewed a fellow jack of many trades (and arts) about the things he does and his tips for other would be freelance generalists.

Direct download: 401_nimh_episode1_carljackson.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToRestoreFaith_LA-.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 8:05am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToJobHunting_LA-.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMedialLiteracyLA-3.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

A guide to inform you about various identities, as well as conditions a person can have, to raise awareness and acceptance, and to help you examine yourself.

Direct download: cur_series_cover.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 9:23am EST

A short guide to help you find more heavy rock/metal bands with clean-sung vocals, curated from my personal music library.

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMetalLA-2.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

A categorized listing of educational YouTube Channels and Podcasts.

Direct download: cur_series_cover2.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 6:26am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideTo1000QuotesLA-2.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 7:39am EST

A one page document to help English natives who are trying to learn Spanish, features links to many different websites and services (most of them free) that are good for learners.

Direct download: cur_series_cover3.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Esta guía ayudará a aquellos hispanohablantes que estén aprendiendio inglés a encontrar herramientas, sitios web y servicios para comenzar su aprendizaje del inglés.

Direct download: GuiaParaHispanohablantes_AprenderIngles_porAdamEmanon.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 7:45am EST

A short guide to give you a bit of background and insight around these topics, and tips on how to become a less irrational person! (because we're all irrational sometimes)

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToMedialLiteracyLA-5.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToJapanese_LA-.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am EST

Direct download: CuriosityGuideToCodingLA-.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53am EST

Nikki recently entered the world of non-monogamy after years of being a "serial monogamist". She says it's working much better for her. Adam and Nikki discuss non-monogamy, kink, being queer, feminism, and tackle a bunch of relationship myths and truths in an effort to find peace and understanding for ourselves.

Episode Length: 01:14:28
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Lovefool" by The Cardigans
Outro Music: "All The Love We Hold Inside" by Boy Hits Car

Related Article:
"So, what's the deal with Polyamory?" (Medium)
"You Don't Have to Be an Expert to Give Good Advice" (Medium)

www.adamemanon.com

www.buckangel.com
www.invisiblewarmovie.com

Direct download: 305_nimh_wicmm_openrelations.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am EST

Adam sits down with Canadaland's Jesse Brown to discuss the state of journalism, media literacy, cyncism, and what Michael Moore and Upworthy have in common.

Episode Length: 00:26:35
Theme/Intro Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Outro Music: "Enemy" by Portal (the now defunct, Edmonton based prog-rock band,  not the Australian Extreme Metal band of the same name. www.portalband.com for the correct one)

Related Article:
"Don't Be Afraid To Be Wrong, Be Afraid To Not Know Better"

www.canadalandshow.com
www.patreon.com/canadaland
www.adamemanon.com

"They need change, new eyes
New colours for the promise change implies
They need relevance, fear inspires
A familiar face, a visage for reprise"

Direct download: 304_nimh_wicmm_truthmiddle.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

A clip from another podcast that Adam used to work on, which sums up Episode 303 essentially in 7 mins.

Direct download: 303b_nimh_wicmm_thebusanalogy.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am EST

Adam and Taha discuss self-esteem, personal expectations, applying your standards to others, trying to be a better person, empathy, activism, and more.

Episode Length: 01:06:26
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Hell and Malfunction" by I Mother Earth
Outro Music: "0157:H7" by I Mother Earth

Medium article:
"Becoming Your Own Parent When Yours Lets You Down"

Lyrics from the songs featured:

Hell and Malfunction

So then I sink in slow motion, can't hold my breath long
In water's deep aloha half-smile
It's swim or be sunken
And know there's no one to get me out from under
So help me someone

Save all from their mountains
Save all from their drowning
Save all from their restless nights
Their suicides

0157:H7

I've never yet had enough
Are we okay? Are we open?
Again without the someone
I might succumb
This is my world
And this is me hanging on

Direct download: 303_nimh_wicmm_personalexpectations.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EST

Aaron is gay, Adam is not. But Adam has evolved to be not 100% straight either. Aaron tells his story about realizing he was gay as a teen, and the struggles that came with not being ready to come out for many years. Adam talks about how he was very homophobic as a teen, but over time he smartened up, and through exposure to and some involvement in the local Kink/Fetish community, he has come to be much more accepting of LGBTQ people, and has even explored some of these aspects of himself more deeply.

Episode Length: 01:09:27
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Our Truth" by Lacuna Coil
Outro Music: "Closure" by Adam Emanon

TED Talk: "Coming out of your closet" - Ash Bechkam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSR4xuU07sc

Direct download: 302_nimh_wicmm_comingout.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

Season 3 begins. I talk to Wil, a friend and fellow Atheist about why we became Atheists, and why we eventually stopped being angry at Religious people, and learned that Empathy and understanding are the preferable way to live.

Episode Length: 59:25
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Nothing (Anthro Remix)" by Portal
Outro Music: "Nothing" by Portal

Medium article:
"A Separation of Friends and Faith"

Lyrics to intro/outro song (which was one of the key influencing factors in me walking away from religion):

"Nothing" by Portal

I walked ahead of the game, burned the third eye, I believed in nothing
Sold product in your name, I watched the sky, still believed in nothing
Empty hands I walked encaged, but always on the line I believed in nothing
Watched the hand unleash its rage, you'll learn in time to believe in nothing

As long as I can belong
As long as I can be strong
Though the call of faith is so loud
I've searched for truth for too long
So long

No we must never try to avert our eyes and take the offer
No we can never try to arm ourselves and push away
No we can never cry, give up the faith when the going's rougher
No we can never try to arm ourselves and pull away

You're a dying breed my friend, you'll never live your life as though he cared for you
But my faith will never bend. I've got friends and loved ones to help me stumble through
You wear your silver chain, but the cross won't stop the lies, you believe in nothing
That's me on your silver chain, I wrote the book but I believe in nothing

No we must never try to forgive the sins and revoke your offer
No we can never try to arm ourselves and push away
We're all too satisfied, these trials make all our skin and spirits rougher
No we can never try to clear the shelves and pull away

Direct download: 301_nimh_religion.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am EST

I am unfortunately not able to produce new episodes of this podcast on a weekly basis like most shows. I have a lot going on, but I work on this show as I'm able to. I hope you appreciate and benefit from the show in some way as it comes out. Thank you for listening and sharing.

Direct download: PSA.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:32am EST

I'm starting a new mini-series, to talk about why I've changed my mind on various important issues over the years. I don't think people talk very often about why and how their views and feelings change (for the positive!) so I'm going to explore it myself, because I've changed my mind several times, and I believe I'm better off for it.

www.noiseinmyheadpodcast.com

Direct download: nimh_wicmm_intro.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

Yet more changes in my personal and work lives leading to changes for the podcast. I may be switching to producing more audio journals and less formal interviews, but still not 100% sure.

To stay up to date with what I'm up to - check my website www.adamemanon.com

Direct download: intermission1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

I did a follow up interview with Jason Holborn, from season 1. When we last spoke he had gone 111 days without eating any processed, artificial sugars. He is now at days 583 and counting. Jason is a screen writer and filmmaker, so we take some time to talk about production work and the business side of creativity.

Episode Length: 01:01:13
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Sugar" by Made out of Babies
Outro Music: "Cumbersome" by Adam Emanon

Links:

My original interview with Jason:
http://noiseinmyhead.libsyn.com/repeat-broadcast-nimh03-no-sugar-for-100-days-with-jason-holborn

www.jasonholborn.com
info@jasonholborn.com
Jason’s kind response to my interview

www.sugarstacks.com
Sugar - The Bitter Truth video:
http://youtu.be/dBnniua6-oM

"The Science of Sweetness":
http://youtu.be/qQarsq-1ykE

www.iquitsugar.com

Direct download: 208_nimh_episode8_jasonsugarcreative.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:12am EST

Taha talks about the difference between academic and professional success, learning to work as part of a team, misconceptions about what network operations is like, working very odd hours, solving challenging problems, knowing a little bit about every aspect of the business, making stressful phone calls, and more.

Episode Length: 56:56
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Information" by Dredg
Outro Music: "Closure" by Adam Emanon

Related links
Strong Bad Email - "The System is Down"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwZwkk7q25I

Bioinformatics Program @ Seneca College (the program Taha took)
http://bioinformatics.senecac.on.ca/

Adam's free e-book "Why Can't I Stop Thinking So Much?"
Click to view, right click to download

Adam's Medium page (for the upcoming week of new writings starting Aug 4th):
http://www.medium.com/@adamemanon

Direct download: 207_nimh_episode7_networkopstaha.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am EST

On this episode, I talked to a career counselor. She tells us what her job entails (how she helps people), what can a career counselor help with and what can't they, the experience vs credentials problem, advice for people who are thinking about starting their own business, advice for shy or introverted people, advice for polymaths and jacks of all trades, and more.

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 1:18:51
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Let Yourself Be Huge" by Cloudkicker
Outro Music: "Let Yourself Be Huge" by Cloudkicker

The book mentioned on the episode by Adam - "The Dragon's Den Guide to Real-World Business Models" by John Vyge
http://www.amazon.ca/Dragons-Guide-Real-World-Business-Models/dp/1118665937
 
www.WorkStory.net
 
Quitessential Careers Guide to Informational Interviewing
http://www.quintcareers.com/informational_interviewing.html
 
Multiple-Intelligences Career Chart (Adam mentioned during the episode)
http://bestcareermatch.com/career-chart
This lists several different jobs by their "intelligence type" which gives you multiple ways of trying to zero in one what you're good at or interested in doing.
 
MBTI Inaccurate? don't put too much faith into your MBTI Type
http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/culture-clarity/mbtinaccurate.html
 
Polymath/Scanner/Jack of all Trades specific links and resources
 
Top 5 Reasons to be a Jack of all Trades (from Tim Ferriss' blog)
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2007/09/14/the-top-5-reasons-to-be-a-jack-of-all-trades/
 
From Adam's blog:
Are you a scanner? You might be a scanner
http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/know-thyself/scanner-might-scanner.html
 
Interview with a scanner, advice for other scanners
http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/culture-clarity/interview-scanner-advice-scanners.html
 
Should a scanner run their own business?
http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/food-for-thought/scanner-run-business.html
 
Should a scanner run their own business? (revisited)
http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/know-thyself/scanner-run-business-revisited.html
 
Adam's Nerd Nite Presentation - Life as a Polymath
http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/curiosity/nerd-nite-presentation-recap-life-polymath.html
 
 
Direct download: 206_nimh_episode6_careercounselingjen.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am EST

 

Chapters:

1.      Why I choose to be openly vulnerable

2.      Niche Markets: An imperfect analogy for the melting pot of social culture

3.      The Perks of Being a Morning Person

4.      The Real Root Problem Behind “I’m Bored”

5.      Don’t Be Afraid to Be Wrong, Be Afraid to Not Know Better

6.      You Will Be Forgotten, and That’s Okay

7.      A Separation of Friends and Faith

8.      Confessions and Insights of a Former Racist

Direct download: WCISTSMv1-2_AdamEmanon.pdf
Category:ebook -- posted at: 1:00am EST

I finally got to interview an engineer, though he can't officially call himself that yet. We end up talking mainly about how to make buildings into "living spaces", the actual science behind keeping a space cold on a hot day, and times we've failed at manual math.

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 46:07
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Whiskey and Ritalin" by Fair to Midland (chosen for lyrics despite the title)
Outro Music: "In Dust: Tree" by Adam Emanon

ASHRAE - https://www.ashrae.org

http://www.reddit.com/r/engineering
http://www.reddit.com/r/askengineers

Engineering:
Jerri Ellsworth: https://www.youtube.com/user/jeriells…
Limor “Ladyada” Fried: https://www.youtube.com/user/adafruit/

Math:
ViHart: http://www.youtube.com/vihart
Saramoira Shields, Mathematigal: https://www.youtube.com/user/SqueakyM…
LookingGlassUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/LookingG…
Rebecca Thomas, Dead Bunny Guides: https://www.youtube.com/deadbunnyguides/

More resources can be found at www.curiositycrossroads.com/resources

Direct download: 205_nimh_episode5_engineerdrew.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Hi everyone, just a quick heads up to let you know the podcast is still going. I've got several more guests lined up who have agreed to do the podcast, it has just been challenging to find times that work for both of us. My next interview is scheduled for a week from now and I hope to get back to the bi-weekly schedule after that. Stay tuned, thanks for listening, and keep sharing the show with anyone you think would enjoy.

Direct download: intermission.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:28am EST

This is an excerpt from the "Shenanigans with Rick Welbanks" podcast, Episode 40 (http://shenanigans.libsyn.com/srs40-another-army-update-with-zubin). The guest was a friend of Rick's who recently completed basic training for the Canadian Armed Forces. We asked him questions and I slipped in my go-to question of "what is the biggest misconception?", which led to an interesting chat.

Direct download: 202a_nimh_militarymisconceptions.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:39am EST

On Part 2, we talk more about privilege, marginalized groups and how to treat them with respect, how to ask sensitive questions, who can reclaim a slur and how, subtle differences in how you say things, the burden of responsibility, individualist vs collectivist outlooks, and giving people the benefit of the doubt.

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 1:04:00
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "All of the Above" by Headstrong
Outro Music: "Fortress/Natural Mother" by Adam Emanon

www.twitter.com/maradyne
www.maradyneonline.com
http://denofninetails.com/

Quotes from Mara:

"Being a good ally involves being genuine and being a support and an advocate, but only when you're asked to. It's understanding that you're in a secondary role, that's why you're an 'ally' "

"Privilege refers specifically to the invisible attitudes that are unconscious and the advantages that one gets because of those societal attitudes towards whatever group of people we're talking about"

www.adamemanon.com
www.twitter.com/adamemanon
www.curiositycrossroads.com

Links, References and Articles!
(Note, links and resources will be added as appropriate)

GENDER:
-The Genderbread Person v2.0: a helpful visual aid for explaining gender (again)
-5 Shocking Realities of Being Transgender the Media Ignores | Cracked.com
-Op-ed: What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto | Advocate.com
-Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #142: Gender Bender (with Lauren Hennessy)
-Gender Identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
-Social Construction of Gender Difference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PRIVILEGE:
-How To Talk To Someone About Privilege Who Doesn't Know What That Is — Everyday Feminism
-Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person | The Good Men Project
-Unpacking privilege: straight white male is the lowest difficulty setting in the game of life
-Go Forth and Educate Yourselves! | A Cartoon about White Privilege
-4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege
-When "Life Hacking" is Really White Privilege | Medium.com

FAT PHOBIA/SHAMING:
-Walking While Fat and Female | Courtney Meaker
-What's Wrong With Fat Shaming? | xojane
-Poverty and Fat Shaming

RACISM:
-Comedian Aamer Rahman explains why "Reverse Racism" isn't a thing | Curiosity Crossroads
-Why Reverse-Racism Isn't a Thing - Definitions Matter | AzuraRose
-Coming Out as Biracial | Medium.com
-So, Where Are You From? | Medium.com
-Confessions and Insights of a Former Racist | Medium.com

RAPE CULTURE:
-Shakesville: Rape Culture 101
-Schrodinger's Rapist: Yes, We Have To Talk About This Again
-Your Guide to 'Not All Men,' the Best Meme on the Internet
-Trigger warnings, and why we use them
-The Hard Truth About Girl-on-Guy Rape | Vocativ
-An epiphany about Trigger Warnings, Rape Culture and The Patriarchy backfiring on itself | Medium.com

FEMINISM:
-The Ally's ToolKit
-Feminism is Optimism
-Why The Men’s Rights Movement Is Garbage | The Belle Jar
-The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
-Dissent Unheard Of, by Ashe Dryden | Model View Culture
-Tired of Talking To Men | The Belle Jar
-Man Poses as Woman on Online Dating Site; Barely Lasts Two Hours
-Movember and "Manning Up" | Curiosity Crossroads
-Pantene's Viral Commercial Isn't Empowering Anyone - PolicyMic

Additional Links:
-Fundamental Attribution Error
-Socially Awkward Isn’t An Excuse | Dr. Nerdlove
-The Good Men Project
-The Macho Paradox - How Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

 Lyrics from the intro clip:
"There was a time when this was common practice
There was a time when any child could hack this
There was a time when the people left singing
Of the perils of the pit and the pendulum swinging

Here's anything to read to help with your thinking
Here's anything to hold to keep you from sinking
Here's two times the work in one half the time
And everything you need is calcium lust and rhyme

We hold these truths for to be self-evident
And anyone who isn't with us wouldn't understand us
We're not intent on the fall of the government
We're not intent on the rise of the right hand
To all of the above us"

Direct download: 204_nimh_episode4b_privilegereclaimationmara.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

On Part 1, we talk about what it means to be Queer, some of the language origins of terms like "cissexual" and "transgender", how your genitals don't make your gender, what "intersectionality" is about, what being privileged means, and we start to talk about fat phobia and fat shaming.

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 1:00:12
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Queer" by Garbage
Outro Music: "Fortress/Natural Mother" by Adam Emanon

www.twitter.com/maradyne
www.maradyneonline.com
http://denofninetails.com/

www.adamemanon.com
www.twitter.com/adamemanon
www.curiositycrossroads.com

Links, References and Articles!
(Note, links and resources will be added as appropriate)

GENDER:
-The Genderbread Person v2.0: a helpful visual aid for explaining gender (again)
-5 Shocking Realities of Being Transgender the Media Ignores | Cracked.com
-Op-ed: What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto | Advocate.com
-Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #142: Gender Bender (with Lauren Hennessy)
-Gender Identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
-Social Construction of Gender Difference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PRIVILEGE:
-How To Talk To Someone About Privilege Who Doesn't Know What That Is — Everyday Feminism
-Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person | The Good Men Project
-Unpacking privilege: straight white male is the lowest difficulty setting in the game of life
-Go Forth and Educate Yourselves! | A Cartoon about White Privilege
-4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege
-When "Life Hacking" is Really White Privilege | Medium.com

FAT PHOBIA/SHAMING:
-Walking While Fat and Female | Courtney Meaker
-What's Wrong With Fat Shaming? | xojane
-Poverty and Fat Shaming

RACISM:
-Comedian Aamer Rahman explains why "Reverse Racism" isn't a thing | Curiosity Crossroads
-Why Reverse-Racism Isn't a Thing - Definitions Matter | AzuraRose
-Coming Out as Biracial | Medium.com
-So, Where Are You From? | Medium.com
-Confessions and Insights of a Former Racist | Medium.com

RAPE CULTURE:
-Shakesville: Rape Culture 101
-Schrodinger's Rapist: Yes, We Have To Talk About This Again
-Your Guide to 'Not All Men,' the Best Meme on the Internet
-Trigger warnings, and why we use them
-The Hard Truth About Girl-on-Guy Rape | Vocativ
-An epiphany about Trigger Warnings, Rape Culture and The Patriarchy backfiring on itself | Medium.com

FEMINISM:
-The Ally's ToolKit
-Feminism is Optimism
-Why The Men’s Rights Movement Is Garbage | The Belle Jar
-The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
-Dissent Unheard Of, by Ashe Dryden | Model View Culture
-Tired of Talking To Men | The Belle Jar
-Man Poses as Woman on Online Dating Site; Barely Lasts Two Hours
-Movember and "Manning Up" | Curiosity Crossroads
-Pantene's Viral Commercial Isn't Empowering Anyone - PolicyMic

Additional Links:
-Fundamental Attribution Error
-Socially Awkward Isn’t An Excuse | Dr. Nerdlove
-The Good Men Project
-The Macho Paradox - How Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

Direct download: 204_nimh_episode4a_languagegendermara.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

On this episode, we talk about what mark does, how he got into radio, the biggest misconceptions about radio, the differences between talk and music radio, screening calls and tips for calling into talk radio, editing clips for broadcast, the best and worst parts of radio, and his great idea for a new podcast - The Burgers and Hip Hop Podcast!

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 1:11:37
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
Outro Music: "The Bronze Age" by Adam Emanon

www.twitter.com/maplehutt

www.adamemanon.com
www.twitter.com/adamemanon
www.curiositycrossroads.com

Direct download: 203_nimh_episode3_radiomark.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This is the isolated audio from my presentation "Life as a Polymath (I want to do *everything!*)" at Nerd Nite Toronto on April 17, 2014. What do you do when you are interested in too many things and can't pick a career? I try to give you some ideas. The video is available on YouTube and www.adamemanon.com.

http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/curiosity/nerd-nite-presentation-recap-life-polymath.html

 

Direct download: 201a_nimh_nerdnitetoronto_polymath.mp3
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For this episode I talked to Allegra who is studying Opticianry (or how to be a pharmacist for your eye). She tells us why we should not buy glasses online, why math is our friend, and how there's a lot more to glasses and vision than you might think. Allegra tells me that Opticianry is very close to being a STEM field.

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 1:04:37
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "I can see clearly now" by Jimmy Cliff
Outro Music: "In the Beginning..." by Adam Emanon

Links and Resources:

Opticianry Course Listing at Seneca College
"In the OPTC program, you’ll acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required to safely and competently dispense subnormal vision devices, contact lenses and eye glasses. You’ll also learn the basic science of sight and optics, and develop practical spectacle fabrication and dispensing skills."

www.capnallegra.com
www.twitter.com/capnallegra

www.adamemanon.com
www.twitter.com/adamemanon
www.curiositycrossroads.com

Additional Reading:
"Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome" (light sensitivity) - http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/know-thyself/scotopic-sensivity-syndrome-aka-light-sensitivity.html
F.lux app for desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone - adjusts your screen's colour to reduce harsh blue spectrum light that keeps you awake after sunset - http://www.curiositycrossroads.com/resource-relay/flux-eye-strain-kept-awake-night-bright-screens.html

Direct download: 202_nimh_episode2_opticianryallegra.mp3
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For Episode 2, I talked to Opticianry Student Allegra (@capnallegra) who explains how there's a lot more behind your glasses than you would have thought! Episode coming 4/20/2014.

Direct download: nimh_s2e2_opticianry_preview.mp3
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For the first episode back, I talk to my friend Karen who does Theatrical Design, Scenic Art and Technician Work, primarily in theatre. We talk about what her work is like, how to get into it, to retire or not to retire in theatre, how social media plays a role in the theatre world and getting reviews for your show, finding shows, intersectionality in theatre, how to get a script to the stage and her advice for other women who are interested in this sort of work.

Available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/noise-in-my-head-adam-emanon/id637470370)

Episode Length: 50:24
Theme Music: "Noise in my Head" by Clarknova
Intro Music: "Novaheart" by Johnny Hollow
Outro Music: "Cumbersome" by Adam Emanon

Links that Karen mentioned:

Mooney on Theatre (reviews and recommendations of Toronto shows, including listings of inexpensive shows):
http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/

Now Magazine (Theatre Listings)
http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/listings/

Alumni Theatre
http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/

Toronto Live Theatre (listing of shows + dates in the GTA):
www​.torontolivetheatre.com/

Work in Culture (jobs board for arts + culture type jobs, as well as a listing of some basic resources + classes for arts workers):
www​.workinculture.ca/

That Eric Alper (blog that carries weekly job/volunteer position listings for arts + culture jobs):
www​.thatericalper.com/

Toronto Fringe Festival (hundreds of plays in the summer, with $10 tickets):
www.fringetoronto.com/

InspiraTO Festival (Canada's largest festival of 10-minute plays, on in May/June):
www​.theatreinspirato.ca/

 

Direct download: 201_nimh_episode1_theatrekaren.mp3
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After some unexpected delays and scheduling issues, new episodes have officially been recorded, and the first one debuts April 6th. Tune in this season for 1 on 1 interviews, group discussions, and monologues, which are all in the plans.
Direct download: 200_nimh_season2_official.mp3
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On this episode, I sit down with "Barely Legal Leelando" of Underground Peepshow to talk about nerdy burlesque, how he got started, misconceptions about it, challenges in doing it, and more.
Direct download: curiositycrossroads.mp3
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On this episode, I sit down with "Barely Legal Leelando" of Underground Peepshow to talk about nerdy burlesque, how he got started, misconceptions about it, challenges in doing it, and more.
Direct download: 14_nimh_episode14_underground_peepshow.mp3
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On this episode, David, Lisa and Adrian talk about the idea of a "cool teacher", learning styles, home schooling, technology in the classroom (Digital Aristotle), the biggest misconceptions about teaching and the most true stereotypes about teachers

[55m38s runtime]
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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro Music: “My Mentor” by Fair to Midland
Outro Music: “House of Cards (Instrumental Demo)” by Adam Emanon

On this episode, I talk to the cast of the Staff Loungin’ podcast, 3 of Toronto’s finest teachers - David Pluscauskas, Lisa Raposo and Adrian Bowers.

We talk about the idea of a “cool teacher”, learning styles, home schooling, technology in the classroom (Digital Aristotle), the biggest misconceptions about teaching and the most true stereotypes about teachers.

David, Lisa and Adrian were a delight and they shared lots of great insights and made my job as interviewer incredibly easy.

@AdamEmanon
www.adamemanon.com

Staff Loungin’ Episode 22 (which I guested on)

Staff Loungin’ Podcast (LibSyn)
Staff Lougnin’ Podcast (iTunes)
@staffloungin
@TheRealMrPlus
53 Johnsons NFL RedZone Recap (Podcast/Blog)

Links/References:
Smodcast
Caustic Soda Podcast
The Joe Rogan Experience
Scanner Personality Type
"Barely Literate? How Christian Fundamentalist Homeschooling Hurts Kids" (Quiverfull) Article (re: Homeschooling and the problems related to it)
CGP Grey YouTube Channel
Digital Aristotle Video
Good@Studios.us
Remind 101 - Free safe text messaging for teachers
School of One
Khan Academy

Direct download: 13-5_nimh_episode13-5_staffloungin.mp3.mp3
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I talk to Toronto Teacher David Pluscauskas about the controversies surrounding the documentary "Waiting for Superman" (about America's education system), what he thinks needs to happen to improve the system (including a documentary he is working on), his podcast, teaching autistic kids, and more.

[51m55s runtime]
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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro Music: “Informative Timeline” by Fair to Midland
Outro Music: “Closure” by Adam Emanon

On this episode, I interview David Pluscauskas, Toronto teacher and host of the Staff Loungin’ podcast.

We spend the first chunk of the episode talking about the documentary “Waiting for Superman”, we talk about David’s experiences teaching and his ideas on what needs to change, and about his podcast and a documentary he is working on, about teaching.

"Waiting for Superman" trailer:
http://youtu.be/ZKTfaro96dg

Mr. Bergstrom (Simpsons Reference)

www.adamemanon.com
@AdamEmanon
adam@adamemanon.com

http://staffloungin.libsyn.com
@TheRealMrPlus
@StaffLoungin

Direct download: 13_nimh_episode13_teaching.mp3
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After the recording of the formal interview for Episode 13, I asked my guest one more question which led to some good insights for me that I wanted to share.

Hello dear listeners. I completed the recording of Episode 13 (to be released on Monday, Aug 19) earlier this week, and after the official interview had been completed, I let the recorder keep going, as often I find post show insights very interesting.

I happened to share one of the original reasons why I started this podcast with my guest and some insights came from that which I wanted to share. So here is a nice little 10 minute bonus for you.

I was speaking to David Pluscauskas of the Staff Loungin’ podcast and had asked him his advice on getting into public speaking.

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Theme/Intro music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova.
Outro music: “Resisting the Pull” by Adam Emanon.

Direct download: 13_nimh_bonus_minisode_thejourney.mp3
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I talk to Kenneth, manager of a Toronto Pet Store that specializes in Reptiles. We talk about the recent tragic news story where a Python escaped and killed 2 boys, by-laws around exotic animals, why you shouldn't bring home an animal from the wild as a pet, common misconceptions about ownership and care of both common and exotic animals and why owning a pet of any kind should be an informed decision.

[46m00s runtime]

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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro bed music: “Spring” by Adam Emanon
Outro bed music: “Fortress/Natural Mother” by Adam Emanon

On this episode, I talk to Kenneth, manager of a Toronto Pet Store that specializes in Reptiles. We talk about the recent tragic news story where a Python escaped and killed 2 boys, by-laws around exotic animals, why you shouldn’t bring home an animal from the wild as a pet, common misconceptions about ownership and care of both common and exotic animals and why owning a pet of any kind should be an informed decision.

References:
African Rock Python escapes its enclosure and kills 2 boys
Little Res Q - www.littleresq.net
Reptiles Canada - www.reptilescanada.com
http://www.redearslider.com/

Turtles and Lizards sealed in plastic bags as keychains in China
Why you should never litter and risk your garbage getting in the ocean (it affects sea life very negatively)

www.adamemanon.com
@AdamEmanon
adam@adamemanon.com

Direct download: 12_nimh_episode12_exoticpets.mp3
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I talk to Communications Coordinator David Christopher of Open Media about the campaigns/research that Open Media does, the differences between Canada and the US in the space which Open Media operates, privacy issues in the news and resources for people who want to get involved themselves.

[37m40s runtime]
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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro/Outro Music: “Severance” by Portal

OpenMedia.ca is a grassroots organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open and affordable Internet. We work towards informed & participatory digital policy.

On this episode, I talk to Communications Coordinator David Christopher of Open Media about the campaigns/research that Open Media does, the differences between Canada and the US in the space which Open Media operates, privacy issues in the news and resources for people who want to get involved themselves.

Questions I asked David include:
-What do you do at Open Media and what does Open Media do in general?
-Your website says you bring citizen voices to government. What kind of feedback do you get, how often and what are the primary sources vs the most effective ones?
-What are some successes that Open Media has achieved and would you say online petitions work?
-What type of research does Open Media do, and what are you currently researching?
-Tell me about Open Media’s volunteers/team
-What is the biggest misconception about what Open Media does?
-What is the biggest challenge that Open Media faces as an organization?

Stories from the news:
-Voltage pictures suing independent Canadian ISP TekSavvy for subscriber info re: illegal downloads
-The CRTC approved takeover of Astral Media by Bell Global Media
-The Canadian Government potentially stripping the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) of some or all of its independence
-The Edward Snowden/NSA situation

Links:
www.openmedia.ca
www.ourfairdeal.org
www.secretspying.ca
www.demandchoice.ca
www.eff.org
www.eff.org/issues/tpp
www.fightforthefuture.org

www.adamemanon.com
@AdamEmanon

Direct download: 11_nimh_episode11_openmedia.mp3
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John and Thomas of GreenScience Technologies talk about what their company does, why they do it and what the future may hold in the realm of processing organic consumer waste.

[58m33s runtime]

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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Bed music: "In the beginning…" by Adam Emanon

Recently I visited GreenScience Technologies’ home base in Etobicoke, where I had a tour and a sit down interview with founder John Ashbee and COO Thomas Christiansen.

We talked about why they started the company, John provides some insight into the physics and economics of recycling and landfills, Thomas talks about the urban farm they operate onsite, John explains what a worm casting is, Thomas explains what the biggest misconception is of their business, John talks about the patented technology that they use in their process and how they found the right investors for the corporation.

@AdamEmanon
www.adamemanon.com
adam@adamemanon.com

@OR2Soil

References:

www.greenscience.ca
www.csrplus.com
Vineland Research Station
Change Canada
Daily Bread Food Bank

"The Power of Community" (book/documentary about Cuba’s urban farming)
"Confronting Collapse" by Michael Ruppert
"30 Days" (TV Show produced by Morgan Spurloch)
Sweden and Norway both “too efficient” at disposing of waste/recycling, forced to import from other countries to fill their capacity

Direct download: 10_nimh_episode10_greenscience.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Some quick thoughts on Privacy, Facebook, Edward Snowden and more. Is it 1984 yet?

Hi everyone. I’ve been wanting to do a short, Planet Money/99% Invisible style episode, no guest, just me talking about a subject thoughtfully.

 

Thus I give you, NiMhonologue, the first.

 

20m40s runtime.
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@AdamEmanon

Music for this episode:
Theme Music - “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Bed music - “Dig up the past to bury the future” by Adam Emanon and “Natural Mother” by Adam Emanon
Outro Music - “Shudder” by Finger Eleven

Direct download: 01_nimhonologue1.mp3
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Mara has a BA in Linguistics (the scientific study of language) and we talk about just that! the quirks (and similarities) of different languages, the history of language and even typography, what it's like to learn a new language and of course, hollywood's representation of dealing with people who don't speak English well

[01h27m39s runtime]

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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro Music: “Fortress/Natural Mother” by Adam Emanon
Outro Music: “(This song’s just) Six Words Long” by Weird Al Yankovic

It’s that time again! Mara is back for the second half of our marathon podcasting session. Last time we talked Roller Derby (that episode should be available again very soon), this time we talk language. I have to say honestly this has been one of the most fun shows I’ve done. It was a perfect mixture of me already having a decent knowledge base to inform my comments and questions, but still learning several things in the process.

Mara has a BA in Linguistics, I just read alot.

Links:
www.ethnologue.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto
http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/9-easy-languages-for-english-speakers-to-learn/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49238/7-sentences-sound-crazy-are-still-grammatical
http://mentalfloss.com/article/31904/12-letters-didnt-make-alphabet

"What American English Sounds like to Non-English Natives"
http://youtu.be/BZXcRqFmFa8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_Days_%28TV_series%29 (“Life on an Indian Reservation” is Season 3 Episode 6)
Windtalkers (Movie, 2002)

(Free) Language Learning Websites
*note this features primarily Spanish resources which Adam has spent the most time with
www.duolingo.com (highly recommended)
www.memrise.com
www.livemocha.com
www.spanishdict.com
www.newsinslowspanish.com (partially free)
www.newsinslowfrench.com (partially free)
http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/
http://radiolingua.com/shows/spanish/coffee-break-spanish/
www.spanishpod101.com (partially free)
http://www.lossimpsonsonline.com.ar/capitulos-online/espanol-latino/temporada-2/
http://www.seriesyonkis.com/serie/futurama
http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/
http://www.elmundotoday.com/
www.reddit.com/r/languagelearning
http://www.reddit.com/r/Spanish/comments/15g6ij/i_am_looking_for_kids_type_shows_in_spanish_to/
www.ankisrs.net

Other:

www.adaemanon.com
@AdamEmanon
Adam Emanon on YouTube

@BrattyCardia

Direct download: 09_nimh_episode9b_mara_language.mp3
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Brandon and I discuss how he got started in props and special effects, working and making contacts in the industry, protecting your reputation and the pros and cons of creative work.

[48m48s runtime]
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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova (from the album “Annexia”)
Outro Music: “The Bronze Age” by Adam Emanon (from the EP “Subterranean”, available for free via Bandcamp or adamemanon.com)

On this Episode, I sat down with Brandon Dale of Dale Sabers and Replicas to talk about a whole lot of things!

We talked about props, replicas, special effects, video and film production, toys, costumes, costume planning, material tips, working in a creative field, working on contracts, protecting your professional reputation, how to advance in the industry, where NOT to go to school for film and video production, Adam Savage and the Mythbusters, Brandon’s video and film production credits, stores that Brandon recommends for materials, the perils of latex and more!

Video of the light saber from the episode:http://youtu.be/EcBU6LkK4Ew

References from the episode:
www.ascreations.com
www.nightfallstudio.com
www.plecterlabs.com
www.raindance.org/toronto/
www.littleredtheatre.on.ca
www.therpf.com
www.sculpturesupply.com
www.pjfxstudio.ca - Paul Jones Special Effects
http://con-g.com/2012/guest-profile-tom-savage-bandito-savage/
www.ak2k.com - Aaron Kyte
http://objexunlimited.com/
http://www.tested.com/still-untitled-the-adam-savage-project/ - Adam Savage’s Podcast

www.facebook.com/dalesabers
www.twitter.com/dalesabers
www.adamemanon.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adam-Emanon/50757701999
www.twitter.com/adamemanon
adam@adamemanon.com

Direct download: 08_nimh_episode8_dalesabers.mp3
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Patricia tells her story of self-advocacy to get the right surgery for her to get to a healthy weight, and the misinformation out there in favour of gastric bypass surgery and against the duodenal switch procedure
Direct download: 07_nimh_episode7a_patricia_woodford.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Patricia explains what being a prosecutor entails, we discuss chronic migraines, and she tells her story of self-advocacy to get the right surgery for her to get to a healthy weight.

[Full Version 01h41m45s runtime]
[self advocacy section begins roughly 30 mins into the full version]
[Short Version 01h10m31s runtime] - Advocacy/Weight Loss segment only

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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova from the album “Annexia”
Outro Music: “You Learn About It” by The Gathering from the album “Souvenirs”

I have known Trish for a few years now, we met at a game night through Toronto Boardgame and Social, a meetup.com group. When I met her, she was a bigger girl (weighing over 200 pounds at 5’2”), but her personality instantly won me over, and she is as they say “not just a pretty face”, she’s a smart cookie too.

Trish and I have realized through getting to know each other that we have a few things in common. We talk about some of them here (including us both suffering from chronic migraines), and Trish explains a bit about her job (she is a prosecutor).

The main focus of this episode however, is Trish’s personal experience in deciding to get surgery to get her weight under control and investigating her options. OHIP (Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan) tried to steer her (and everyone else) into getting a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedure, but she found through her personal research (including medical journals) that it has a high failure rate and some really negative side effects which people are not properly informed about prior to surgery (assuming they don’t do their own research). She decided that her best bet was the Duodenal Switch procedure, but you can’t just request it because it is a rare and difficult surgery to perform. So she had to advocate for herself. And she did, successfully.

Trish shares with me her story, her experience, her research and her advice for others.

The 3 procedures that Trish talks about are:
Duodenal Switch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duodenal_switch
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeve_gastrectomy
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roux-en-Y_gastric_bypass_surgery#Surgical_techniques

Resources and References:
www.bariatricregistry.ca
www.dsfacts.com - for info about Duodenal Switch
www.obesityhelp.com
www.obesityhelp.com/forums/amos - general forum
www.obesityhelp.com/forums/on - ontario forum
www.wheatbellyblog.com

http://instagram.com/trishto13

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www.twitter.com/adamemanon
adam@adamemanon.com

Direct download: 07_nimh_episode7_patricia_woodford.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Heather meets with me at LLC HQ to talk about how these two companies got started and her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who might want to follow in her footsteps.

[30:00 min runtime]

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Intro/Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova from the album “Annexia”
Voice-over bed music: “The mark has been made” by Nine Inch Nails from the album “The Fragile”, Disc 2 (Right).

I first met Heather a few years ago when she worked at Drake International. She was running a job search workshop that I attended. We connected on Linked-In and now a few years later I stumbled back upon her profile. I was very excited to see what she was up to and wanted to talk to her about it.

The interview went really well, I almost didn’t even need to ask any prepared questions as Heather was very articulate and insightful. She made it very easy and I can’t thank her enough. Her story is both interesting and inspiring and she gave some great advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
It was my pleasure to interview Heather and I hope the connect as many interested parties with her as possible to help make Ladies Learning Code and Hacker You a great success.
 
Direct download: 06_nimh_episode6_heather_payne.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Michael has an Honours Degree in Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies. We talk about what criminology is, the attitude towards crime of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, courtrooms, the difference between Canadian and American courts, learning styles and left-handedness.

[01h26m41s runtime]

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Intro/Theme music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Outro music: “Splitzkrein” by Portal

Michael is my longest running current friend. We met a little over a decade ago and bonded over a mutual interest in Battletech/MechWarrior.

We have always had interesting discussions on a variety of subjects as we both read alot, and Michael was one of the only two guests on the original iteration of this podcast.

Michael went to University and earned an Honours Degree in Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies. We talk about what criminology is, the direction taken in regards to crime management by the Canadian Government, courtrooms, the difference between Canadian and American courts, learning styles and left-handedness (Michael is left-handed, I’ve adapted to be partially so due to issues with my right arm),

References from the episode:
TED Talk - Top 5 dangerous things you should let your kid do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXhddUqNNjo
12 Angry Men film (1997 version) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118528/?ref_=sr_2
Wrongly Convicted People in Canada - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/08/06/f-wrongfully-convicted.html
Game Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory
Rote style of learning - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rote_learning
TED Talk - The World Peace Game - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_UTgoPUTLQ / www.theworldpeacegame.com
Commie pinko comments - http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/972 (it is mainly Don Cherry speaking in this video but he is giving an endorsement speech for Rob Ford, in Rob’s presence)
The 40 Year Old Boy Podcast - Year Five, Episode Twenty-Five “You should not have sat in that chair” (a story about Jury Duty) - http://www.mikeschmidtcomedy.com plus available on iTunes.
Gamification of Learning - http://kotaku.com/5890278/samurai-yetis-and-ninja-werewolves-how-one-teacher-turned-sixth-grade-into-an-mmo

Direct download: 05_nimh_episode5_michael.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Episode 4 features Adam McNeill, co-founder of SquidThink Media, we discuss the trials of university, trying to become a teacher, leadership, going after what you want and what it takes to get it. (www.squidthink.com , noiseinmyheadpod.tumblr.com)

[1h51m51s runtime]

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Episode 4 features Adam McNeill, co-founder of SquidThink Media, we discuss the trials of university, trying to become a teacher, leadership, going after what you want and what it takes to get it.

http://www.squidthink.com / @SquidThink
http://www.adamemanon.com / @AdamEmanon
Email: adam@adamemanon.com

References:
Fight Club - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/?ref_=sr_1
Way of the Gun - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202677/?ref_=sr_1
Man gang raped by 4 women, the internet mocks him - https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_O4fNWeZAHYJ:womenspost.ca/articles/socialnetworking/50-most-disgusting-responses-torontos-male-rape-victim+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a
Manic Time - http://www.manictime.com

Direct download: 04_nimh_episode4_adam_mcneill.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Episode 3 (my first on location record), features Jason Holborn, a screenwriter who used to eat ALOT of sugar and then discovered how unhealthy it is, and after some trial and error, kicked the habit, to the point of going over 100 days without any processed/refined sugars. This is his story.

[46m45s runtime]

 

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(Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” Clarknova)
(Intro/Outro Music: “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies)

 

During the interview, I ask Jason questions from this list:
1. What brought you to the point of making a serious effort to kick sugar?
2. Did you quit eating ALL sugar, or just processed/refined sugar?
3. What was the hardest part?
4. Have you saved money since you made the change?
5. Have you converted/convinced anyone else to do the same?
6. Have you noticed you feel better/more energetic or that you sleep better now?
7. How do you avoid sugar when you go out on the town?
8. Tips or resources?

www.adamemanon.com
@AdamEmanon
adam@adamemanon.com

www.jasonholborn.com
info@jasonholborn.com
Jason’s kind response to my interview

www.stugarstacks.com
Sugar - The Bitter Truth video:
http://youtu.be/dBnniua6-oM

"The Science of Sweetness":
http://youtu.be/qQarsq-1ykE

Direct download: 03_nimh_episode3_jason_holborn.mp3
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Episode 2 features my friend Steve - who has a bachelors degree in history - where we go around the table on a swath of topics including traditions, history, science, religion, philosophy, comedy and the perils of rape culture.

[1h57m51s runtime]

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(Intro Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova from the album “Annexia”)
(Outro Music: “Your Kettle” by Portal from the album “Blood Red Tape”)

Steve (pictured above) and I talk about traditions, history, science, religion, philosophy, the perils of Rape Culture and more.

I am very happy with how the conversation panned out and all the interesting topics that we covered.

References:
CGP Grey YouTube Channel
Rape Culture 101
Che Guevara Wikipedia

Direct download: 02_nimh_episode2_steve.mp3
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Episode 1 features Moshe the Anarcho-Capitalism Libertarian - where we debate the merits of minimum wage, independent security firms in a free society and whether or not governments are inherently capitalist or not.

[1h34m43s runtime]

 

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(Intro Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova from the album “Annexia”)
(Outro Music: “Your Kettle” by Portal from the album “Blood Red Tape”)

Moshe is a friend of mine from school. We shared an Environmental Economics class together. He complained that there was little to no actual economics involved in the class.

 

We had discussions and debates. He earned my respect in that he never let emotions get in the way of a solid, rational, logical debate of ideas. Even if we could not disagree more on the subject at hand (and we often didn’t agree). I only wish I could keep emotions uninvolved as well as he does.

 

We start by going over the following mini-essay that he wrote to me in advance of the show (emphasis added by me):

 

"The employment rate is currently about 60% in Canada, meaning 40% are not working, even though the official unemployment rate is only 7%. You also have to consider that part time workers, and qualified doctors driving taxis are considered to be "fully employed". The amount of real wealth in a country is directly related to the amount of labor employed. The wage rate, in contrast, is a nominal rate; meaning it’s just the number of sheets of paper people are rewarded. The only way that people can become more wealthy is by the amount of real production increasing. If someone is unable to earn the arbitrarily set discriminatory cut-off point of $10.25 an hour, they are forced to be unemployed. As hard as it is to get by on $10.24/hour or less, it’s considerably harder to get by with $0/hour. These people aren’t even part of the 7% unemployment rate, they are completely removed from the labor force. If they were working, they would be adding wealth to society, and increasing the standard of living for everyone. By creating the cut-off wage, or “minimum wage” as they call it, the government is both preventing these people from creating wealth, and preventing them from earning it. As a result, it generates poverty.

Here’s where it gets worse. In normal conditions, a person hired to work for a lousy wage, like $5/hour, would be able to gain experience, and learn on the job. Later, after gaining some on the job skills, they could earn much more than $10.25. If the employer is forced to pay them $10.25 before they have these skills, then why would they hire them? They’d be taking a loss, as they could just as well hire someone who’s already qualified to the point that justifies for the higher wage.

Then, the total amount produced is less, and the rate at which the outputs of labor increases is less. This means that not only will the person who can’t get hired at the minimum wage be hurt, but the rest of the population will lose out as well. Other people’s money will not go as far because there will be less available to buy, so prices would go up. They would then demand a higher minimum wage, because $10.25/hour would still be far too little to live on. Then the increased minimum wage would force more people out of work, which would cause there to be even less wealth available, which would lead them to ask for a higher minimum wage… that’s why I called it a self perpetuating poverty generator.

I would get to why the welfare state is fascist here, but my comment is already way too long. I’ll just say that it gives the government the ability to decide what “welfare” is. It goes far deeper than that. Anyway, what’s more fun to podcast about than an argument?”

 

My responses are contained within the episode but for convenience they are here in brief (each point corresponds to a highlighted section above):

 

1. If the minimum wage was abolished, I think many (most?) companies in a capitalist society, would gladly drop wages while not accordingly dropping prices (thus earning more profit, while the workers would then have less money to spend to buy such products to perpetuate the economy).

 

2. Just because you are not working at a paying job does not mean you cannot create wealth.

 

3. I’d argue that any job that pays as low a wage as $5/hr would not provide enough skill learning as to allow a worker to gain the skills to eventually earn more than the minimum wage people presently do. People in very low paying jobs tend to be immigrants and few of them ever move up in the workforce.

 

4. While I would admit that this would probably happen eventually, I also believe the opposite would happen initially, it would create a tug of war.

For the middle section of the show, we discuss the contents of this video:
http://youtu.be/8kPyrq6SEL0

Finally, we end up in a discussion about the purpose/role of government, and whether or not governments are inherently capitalistic or not (you can guess what his stance is vs mine)

Direct download: 01_nimh_episode1_moshe.mp3
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