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Missing Witches
WF: Jarod K. Anderson aka The Cryptonaturalist - Give Yourself Permission To Take The Meaning You Make Seriously

Missing Witches

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 61:36


https://www.cryptonaturalist.com/We read poems from Jarod's book Field Guide to the Haunted Forest - https://www.cryptonaturalist.com/books

Jump Start Your Joy
Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with guest Signe Myers Hovem

Jump Start Your Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 46:14


Signe Myers Hovem is a spiritual counselor, an energy worker, and the author of The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide. In this interview on Jump Start Your Joy podcast, we are talking about empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs). If you are a highly sensitive person, or if you have a sense that you may be an empath, then I think you're going to get a lot out of this conversation (which ties so closely to this season's theme of intentional comfort on the podcast). HSPs and empaths notice the energy around people and places and things, and this can be overwhelming to them. The Empath's Field Guide, and this conversation, offers a lot of insight on how to manage your energy, hold space, and work with your gifts. In this episode, Signe Myers Hovem talk about: What it means to be a functional empath. The difference between empathy versus being an empath. Exploring what it means to identify as a highly sensitive person. The power of our words and what we choose to call things. Minding your energy, and holding space without having your own energy drained. How to set up strong boundaries with people, places, or things if you feel an energetic drain and decide if you want to get involved further. How do we navigate through the space of being an empath or an HSP in everyday life? Resources Signe Myers Hovem's website The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide by Signe Myers Hovem Sign up for the January 14, 2022 Podcaster meetup (online) and Ask Me Anything Sign up for the January 21, 2022 Podcasting Quarterly Content Planning Session

Killer Casting
Hire Survivors Hollywood

Killer Casting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 37:40


Happy New Year! I am thrilled today to sit down with actor, producer and advocate Sarah Ann Masse. In 2017, Sarah came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein — one of many actresses (like Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd) who said they had also suffered sexual harassment and sexual assault by the producer. She tells me her story of what happened that day at Weinstein's Connecticut home, the silence and anxiety she endured for years after, and the shocking backlash she says she suffered from our industry once she went public. Though Weinstein has been convicted of rape, sentenced to 23 years in New York prison and awaits another sexual assault trial in Los Angeles — many of his victims still suffer career retaliation for having spoken out. To turn that around, Sarah created her own initiative, Hire Survivors Hollywood, which aims to raise support for survivors of sexual violence within the entertainment industry by encouraging those in positions of power to make a pledge to hire survivors and silence breakers, and give them a fair chance through auditions, meetings and interviews, like any other person trying to make it in entertainment. I encourage all my beloved Casting Director colleagues, producers, writers, directors, studio and network executives to take the pledge: “I pledge to build a safer, more equitable industry by giving opportunities, auditions, & interviews to survivors & #SilenceBreakers. I'll never retaliate against anyone for coming forward about sexual violence. I pledge to @HireSurvivors #TakeThePledge #HireSurvivorsHollywood” No one deserves to be punished for telling the truth. Follow Hire Survivors Hollywood on instagram, twitter, and facebook to join the conversation and learn more. Please use #HireSurvivorsHollywood to be a part of the conversation! If you have been a victim of sexual violence and believe you have faced direct or indirect career retaliation because of it please email our encrypted email address HireSurvivorsHollywood@protonmail.com Please also see the following resources if you need help. There are people who want to help you…so please reach out! Resources for Survivors of Sexual Violence RAINN – (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE,  online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es In partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. CALL THEIR 24/7 HOTLINE FOR HELP 800.656.4673 1 in 6 – The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. Please use their 24/7 online chatline Birdbrain – is an art therapy non-profit for people impacted by sexual trauma. Our mission is to comfort sexual trauma victims and assist members of their support networks throughout the long-term stages of recovery. To achieve this we focus on restorative ways people can feel confident, practice self-care, relate to others, and establish their own individual journey in a society that is not yet designed to accommodate their needs. We do this by showing solidarity through our birdbrain clothing line, providing art therapy kits that alleviate PTSD symptoms, and offering education resources like our workbook Birdbrain: a Field Guide to the New Normal.  Echo Training – Echo provides education on trauma and resilience to survivors and those who support them. They have amazing free resources available here and online trainings available here. This organization is run by a silence breaker and is entirely focused on empowering survivors. PAVE – Shattering the Silence with PAVE is a movement to create a world free of sexual violence and build communities that support survivors. We aim to empower students, parents, and civic leaders to end sexual violence with prevention education, promoting respect for oneself and each other. Additionally, PAVE creates a safe space for survivors to thrive after trauma. Peace Over Violence – Peace Over Violence operates The Los Angeles Rape and Battering Hotline, a confidential, non-judgmental resource where staff and volunteers are available to provide emotional support, advocacy, information, and referrals. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, or intimate partner stalking in Los Angeles, please call this 24-hour crisis line. Central Los Angeles: (213) 626-3393
South Los Angeles: (310) 392-8381
West San Gabriel Valley: (626) 793-3385 Rape Treatment Center – The Rape Treatment Center provides comprehensive, free services for sexual assault victims 24 hours a day, including specialized emergency medical care, forensic/evidentiary examinations, counseling, advocacy, and information about rights and options to help victims make informed choices and decisions. Services are provided in a dedicated, private clinic located within Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. The RTC also provides longer-term therapy for victims and other support services. Call the RTC at (424) 259-7208. Survivors.org – Survivors.org works daily to ensure that we have a growing and thriving group of survivor committed organizations for those needing assistance. We have teams of actual (amazing!) humans who spend each day searching for, reaching out, and working with survivor focused organizations. We also coordinate with top experts to bring high quality information to our community of providers. This helps keep the community alive and thriving, while also allowing us to convey important, impactful and interesting content to our partners. These Lunch and Learn events are done at least monthly. Because we are so survivor focused, but early in our journey, we are exploring additional survivor support models such as bringing lunch and learns to the wider world, hosting survivor support circles, and also additional innovative online survivor support tools. Strength United – is dedicated to ending abuse, empowering families and developing leaders. Strength United is honored to be an important part of making the world a safer place for all. Our work supports families, prevents sexual and domestic violence, and provides healing and support for those who have survived abuse. We aim to take a traumatic event in an individual or family's life and turn it into a point of strength. For more information, call our 24-Hour Support and Referral Lines 818-886-0453 661-253-0258 If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Statement of Nondiscrimination Strength United does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund – will help defray legal and public relations costs in select cases for those who have experienced sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace. The Fund is housed at and administered by the National Women's Law Center, an established, national, women's rights legal organization. Voices in Action – works to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment, misconduct, and assault in the entertainment industry. Voices in Action offers an accessible and safe space to report incidents of misconduct and abuse online, offering referrals for trusted legal and emotional support services and the ability to safely connect with victims of the same abuser under privilege and confidentiality through attorneys. Voices in Action is an initiative of empowerment and strength by using one's Voice. We were created by survivors, for survivors, and represent all genders. Women in Film Sexual Harassment Helpline – The WIF Help Line is an integrated program offering resources and support—including referrals to pro bono legal services, sliding-scale therapy, and free support groups—for anyone who has experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in the entertainment industry. Our trauma-informed staff responders take calls from across the country. Pro bono attorneys are available for callers in California, New York, and Georgia. Local mental health and emotional support services currently serve the cities of Los Angeles, New York City, and Atlanta. Call 855.WIF.LINE OR: 855.943.5463 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT | Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT | Tuesday and Thursday

StudioOne™ Safety and Risk Management Network
Ep. 165 A Field Guide for Navigating Your 2022 Insurance

StudioOne™ Safety and Risk Management Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 15:28


Rancho Mesa's Alyssa Burley and President Dave Garcia, talk about the areas of insurable risk organizations should have the biggest concerns about as they plan for 2022. Show Notes: Subscribe to Rancho Mesa's Newsletter (Link to article coming soon) Director/Producer/Host: Alyssa Burley Guest: Dave Garcia Editor: Lauren Stumpf Music: "Home" by JHS Pedals, “News Room News” by Spence © Copyright 2021. Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

FAR OUT: Adventures in Unconventional Living
FAR OUT #156 ~ Dancing with the Mystery: 2021 in Review

FAR OUT: Adventures in Unconventional Living

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 67:49


Featured image from a street mural near Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.Listen and explore:Two important things we do for a successful annual reviewThe difference between goals and intentions and when each is appropriateWhen "manifesting" becomes an ego trap and edges on sorceryKey themes and lessons from Alasdair's and Julie-Roxane's journey in 2021The one goal Alasdair set at the beginning of 2021 and whether or not he hit itJulie-Roxane's color for 2021 and 2022Mentioned on this episode:A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca SolnitFAR OUT #8 ~ Doing a Yearly ReviewThe Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak ChopraConnect with us:Website: www.thefarout.lifeEmail us at info@thefarout.lifeWild Within @ www.thewildwithin.orgSupport this podcast:Discount link to purchase organic, raw ceremonial-grade cacao ethically sourced in Guatemala (a portion of proceeds support this podcast)Become a patron at: https://www.patreon.com/thefaroutcoupleMake one-time donation with PayPal (our account is aplambeck22@gmail.com)Leave a review on iTunes!Share this episode with a friend! :DCredits:Intro music: "Complicate ya" by Otis McDonaldOutro music: "Running with wise fools" written & performed by Krackatoa (www.krackatoa.com)

In The Thick
White Supremacy Is Evergreen

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 37:44


Maria and Julio are joined by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, historian, writer and professor at Princeton University, and Adam Goodman, professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, for a conversation about the deep-rooted history of white supremacy in this country. They discuss their chapters in a new anthology titled “A Field Guide to White Supremacy,” and also get into how white supremacy manifests in our society today, from the immigration system to policing. ITT Staff PicksIn this piece published over the summer in The New Yorker, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes about the impact from the protests following the police murder of George Floyd in 2020.“Americans are familiar with white-supremacist movements like the Klan, skinheads, neo-Nazis, and the Proud Boys. But they don't seem to recognize white-supremacist ideology—the most venomous form of racist ideology,” writes Ibram X. Kendi for The Atlantic. For The Brookings Institution, Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Advisor of UnidosUS, writes about the history of immigration compared to the systemic racism we see in the system today. Photo credit: AP Photo/Peter Dejong See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Highlights from The Pat Kenny Show
Book recommendations for children of all ages just in time for Christmas  

Highlights from The Pat Kenny Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 8:29


Author Sarah Webb has book recommendations for children of all ages just in time for Christmas.   1/ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by PJ Lynch (Walker Books) 2/ Maybe by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) Set in a fiery red and purple jungle, Maybe is the story of three little monkeys who are told to beware of the tigers in the mango field but are determined to go there regardless. Age 2+. 3/ A Hug for You by David King, illustrated by Rhiannon Archard (Penguin Sandycove) A hug in a book! King's carefully written text and Archard's illustrations combine to produce a very special book indeed. Age 4+ 4/ There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins) A girl invites the reader inside her house and asks them to help her find ghosts. In this outstanding picturebook Jeffers uses translucent paper to make ghosts appear and disappear, great fun and fiendishly clever! Age 5+ 5/ Rescuing Titanic by Flora Delargy (Wide Eyed Editions) This lushly illustrated story of the ‘quiet bravery' of the Carpathia, the small ship that rescued over seven hundred Titanic passengers, is beautifully written and a feast for the eyes. Age 7+   6/ A Field Guide to Leaflings, Guardians of the Trees by Owen Churcher and illustrated by Niamh Sharkey (Templar Books) A deliciously illustrated guide to trees, as told by their little guardians, the ‘Leaflings'. With tiny books and lots of flaps to lift, it's a real winner! Age 5+   7/ Rabbit and Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing by Julian Gough, illustrated by Jim Field (Hodder Children's Books) Rabbit chases off Wolf, who is trying to eat him. But little does Rabbit know there's an even greater threat on the way and he'll need Wolf's help. The writing is full of depth and wisdom, and the illustrations are sublime. Age 6+ 8/ Tabitha Plimtock and the Edge of the World by Erika McGann, illustrated by Philip Cullen (The O'Brien Press) Tabitha is kind, brave and clever, but her family only see her as their Cinderella-like servant. Her community's way of life is under threat from strange creatures who live at the bottom of the cliff and it's up to Tabitha to save everyone. Written with confidence and huge imagination. Age 9+ 9/ Mr Spicebag by Freddie Alexander, illustrated by Helen O'Higgins (HarperCollins) A cracking fantasy adventure novel featuring George, a ten-year-old boy who has a magical talent for putting spices together to create new spells. When George is forced to work for the owner of the local chipper, the creepy Mr Spicebag, he gets caught up in a plot to take over the world. Funny and inventive, this is a sparky, confident debut. Age 9+. 10/ The Summer I Robbed a Bank by David O'Doherty, illustrated by Chris Judge (Puffin)   Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Invest Like the Best
Nick Saltarelli - One Foot in Front of the Other - [Founder's Field Guide, EP. 54]

Invest Like the Best

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 69:01


My guest today is Nick Saltarelli, co-founder of the functional chocolate bar business, Mid-Day Squares. Nick started the company with his wife and brother-in-law a few years ago to build on a simple idea: if the big chocolate bar brands were to start today, what would they look like?   In our conversation, we discuss the importance of Mid-Day Squares' $100 million revenue target, what's wrong with the CPG industry today, and how to keep a long-term mindset while making the most of every day. Please enjoy this unique conversation with Nick Saltarelli.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Pilot. Pilot handles your startup's finance, accounting, and tax prep needs, so you can focus on what matters most—building your business. Join over 1,000 startups that rely on Pilot to help them scale. Founder's Field Guide listeners get 20% off their first six months. Get in touch with Pilot at https://pilot.com/founders.    -----   Founder's Field Guide is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Founder's Field Guide, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus   Show Notes [00:02:01] - [First question] - What Mid-Day Squares is and how he started the business [00:04:48] - Why they're so publicly open about their company's goals [00:09:05] - Major lessons he learned from his father's early passing and being around very successful entrepreneurs at a young age  [00:16:51] - What long term thinking unlocks for him in short term progress [00:21:05] - Becoming unexpectedly close and learning from Rory Olson  [00:25:44] - What Rory taught him about deal-making [00:28:35] - Lessons from Rory about raising capital [00:33:25] - Opportunities in a seemingly oversaturated market like chocolate [00:42:46] - An example of doing something contrarian that worked out [00:47:11] - Their unique approach to marketing Mid-Day Squares [00:57:33] - Lessons learned about building a manufacturing operation after years in China [01:02:35] - What we can expect from Mid-Day Squares in the near future [01:06:59] - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for him [01:08:05] - Mid-Day Squares Uncensored Podcast

Typical Books: Horror Fiction Booktube Unbound
Typical Books EP226 - Krampus Book Tag • Horror Reading Fun for December 2021

Typical Books: Horror Fiction Booktube Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 9:58


The Krampus booktube tag is great fun. I had to play along after seeing some of my favourite hosts do the same! Namely, that is Elizabeth Sagewood and Year of the Author so far, and I hope more of us get into it for December 2021. Also, check out Mers' video! A Field Guide to Krampus - A Christmas Cryptid https://youtu.be/5iEXpULukDc from Harpies in the Trees Here are the questions: 1. The Man Himself- Which fictional character would best play the Christmas Demon? 2. Is that sleigh bells?- Which fictional character deserves to be visited by Krampus? 3. Bedtime Stories- Which horror book best fits the Christmas Season? 4. Devilish Gifts- What is one strange fictional item you'd like to receive from Krampus? 5. Food, Glorious Food- What is one food (fictional or real) you'd like to eat for Christmas Dinner? 6. Home for Christmas- What is one dark & dangerous fictional location you'd like to visit for Christmas? 7. Location, Location- Where would you like to travel with Krampus/who would you like to visit with Krampus? 8. Locking Horns- What fictional character (good or evil) would you like to see battle Krampus? 9. Spreading the Fear- What book would Krampus give to Santa Claus? Beware the Krampus! 00:00 - The Krampus Book Tag 01:03 - Which fictional character would best play the Christmas Demon? 01:33 - Which fictional character deserves to be visited by Krampus? 02:10 - Which horror book best fits the Christmas Season? 03:17 - What is one strange fictional item you'd like to receive from Krampus? 03:56 - What is one food (fictional or real) you'd like to eat for Christmas Dinner? 04:40 - What is one dark & dangerous fictional location you'd like to visit for Christmas? 05:39 - Where would you like to travel with Krampus/who would you like to visit with Krampus? 06:35 - What fictional character (good or evil) would you like to see battle Krampus? 07:11 - What book would Krampus give to Santa Claus? ✮✮✮✮✮✮ Welcome to Typical books; horror fiction unbound - I am Lydia Peever, horror author and co-host of the horror film podcast Dead Air and creator of the horror booktube channel Typical Books. If you want more, head over to Patreon for extended and bonus shows! Typical Books is one of the Top 35 Canadian podcasts! Feedspot has a team of over 25 experts whose goal is to discover and rank popular blogs, podcasts, and youtube channels in several niche categories. If you are looking for something new to read, some insight or reviews of horror you have read, or even talk from a writer's perspective, I hope you enjoy this little podcast. Check out the Youtube version by searching Typical Books, or visit me at typicalbooks.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/typicalbooks/message

Think Act Be: Aligning thought, action, and presence
Ep. 159: Signe Myers Hovem — What Does It Mean to Be a True Empath?

Think Act Be: Aligning thought, action, and presence

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 51:20


My guest this week is empath and author Signe Myers Hovem, who recently wrote The Space in Between: An Empath's Field Guide (affiliate link). I was familiar with what it meant to be an empath before this conversation, but Signe does a lot to explain what the experience is actually like. Interestingly there are many people who don't realize that they have empathic sensitivities, as well as people who think they're empaths but really haven't developed those abilities. We also discussed how to distinguish empathic intuition from other things like projection, anxiety, or bias. Toward the end of our conversation I was blown away by Signe's response when I asked her if she thought Jesus was an empath.

Radio Rôliste
Radio Rôliste #122 : Cœur de chroniqueurs (suite)

Radio Rôliste

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 53:24


La trêve des confiseurs ? Que nenni ! A la suite de notre première émission “Cœur de chroniqueurs”, nous vous présentons une deuxième série de chroniqueurs, anciens comme nouvelles dans l'équipe, à travers leurs coups de cœur rôlistiques ! Les coups de cœur d'Aetlas : Terra Incognita : https://www.les12singes.com/8-terra-incognita Field Guide to Memory : https://jeeyonshim.itch.io/field-guide-to-memory The Shape of Shadows : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeeyonshim/the-shape-of-shadows Les coups de cœur de Côme : Abide : https://www.technicalgrimoire.com/abide Long Haul 1983 : https://spc.itch.io/longhaul1983 WEIRD : https://kfff.itch.io/weird Offworlers : https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257632/Offworlders Fractal Romance : https://ostrichmonkey.itch.io/fractal-romance Alice Isn't Dead (podcast) : http://www.nightvalepresents.com/aliceisntdead Les coup de cœur d'Erell : Les larmes du soleil : https://angeldust-jdr.com/nos-jeux/les-larmes-du-soleil/ Wanderhome : https://possumcreekgames.itch.io/wanderhomeEastshade (jeu vidéo) : https://eastshadestudios.itch.io/eastshade ESPRI : https://espri-jdr.jimdofree.com/ Les community copies / copies communautaires / copies suspendues Les coups de cœur de Kobal : Dungeons & Dragons 5e : https://www.black-book-editions.fr/catalogue.php?id=436

The Field Guide to Particle Physics
The Alpha Particle : Part 5 : The Solar Wind

The Field Guide to Particle Physics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 10:03


The Field Guide to Particle Physics https://pasayten.org/the-field-guide-to-particle-physics©2021 The Pasayten Institute cc by-sa-4.0The definitive resource for all data in particle physics is the Particle Data Group: https://pdg.lbl.gov.The Pasayten Institute is on a mission to build and share physics knowledge, without barriers! Get in touch.A few References and Resources for you.Isotopes of Helium:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_heliumHelium Fact Sheet from NIST:https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/inchi/InChI%3D1S/HeCDC Fact sheet on Uranium-238:https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/emergencies/isotopes/uranium.htmBerkeley National Lab Essay on Earth's Heathttps://newscenter.lbl.gov/2011/07/17/kamland-geoneutrinos/Space Weather Prediction Center and the Solar Windhttps://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/solar-windA couple of articles on the Dynamo Effecthttps://news.mit.edu/2010/explained-dynamo-0325https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamo_theoryhttps://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/Courses/EPS281r/Sources/Earth-dynamo/1-Wikipedia-Dynamo-theory.pdfThe Alpha ParticlePart 5 : The Solar WindIntroductionIn the past few weeks, we've learned that helium - that useful, noble gas, is created deep underground by the radioactive decay of heavy elements like Uranium and Thorium. Those decays generate quite a bit of heat - about half the heat inside the Earth is credited to these decays.As we've seen, that heat has tectonic consequences! The churning of molten rock not only drives volcanic eruptions, but also is responsible for all the moving and shaking of the continents on earth. Most of this movement is slow and imperceptible to us, but when we can sense major movement. It's usually as a violent earthquake.The collective impact of all those humble alpha particles literally shapes the world around us.We say humble in part because, alpha radiation is mostly harmless. Human skin is pretty good at stopping alpha particles emitted from a decaying nucleus. You wouldn't want to ingest any uranium, that's for sure, but having a tiny bit in room with you isn't necessarily a problem. This is NOT true for all radioactive materials, some of which can be extremely hazardous. This is because alpha particles come out with a characteristic velocity that - frankly - isn't very high. Remember, alpha particles are just little fragments of a nucleus that just kind of escaped. Other forms of nuclear radiation include beta and gamma rays, which are essentially electrons and photons. These decays are driven directly by the subnuclear forces and because they have less electric charge and far less mass, can penetrate much deeper into living tissue.And that's what makes them hazardous. They can mess with your insides.Nuclear decays are NOT the only radiation we are exposed to. They is plenty raining down on us from the sky. You see, the enormous nuclear furnace known as the sun does more than light up our skies. It is constantly streaming a LOT other particles, like electrons, protons, alpha particles, a bunch of other ionized stuff. Not the kind of stuff you want to be directly exposed regularly.As we'll see, the collective effects of the humble alpha particle inside the Earth protects us from a lot this “solar wind” of electrically charged particles.GeomagnteismThe Earth, like some of the other planets in our solar system, generates it's own magnetic field. It's a weak magnetic field  - it takes the WHOLE EARTH to move your tiny compass needle just a little bit - but it's still big in size. It reaches out into space, well past our own atmosphere.As we discussed in part two of this series, magnetic fields are created by the motion of electric charges. Big magnetic fields require a bunch of electric charges working together, moving coherently. For the electromagnets used in MRI machines, many many electrons - otherwise known as the electrical current - are pushed through many, many loops of wire. To generate the Earth's magnetic field, something even bigger must be happening. Our best working type of model - one that best fits the data - is known as a magnetic dynamo. I'll sketch the idea for you here.For a plant like Earth to generate a magnetic field via the dynamo model, we need three things: 1. A conducting liquid inside the planet. 2. A large amount of coherent motion 3. And heat. Lots of heat.As to the conducting liquid:The outer core of the Earth is believed to be made of iron. Liquid iron. Heavy things - like iron - sink, remember? So there's a lot of it deep within the earth. The earth is so big and so hot inside that that there's a whole inner layer of that metal in liquid form, churning. As to the large collective motion:The earth itself is spinning - which we see as day and night. The rotational motion of the Earth itself stirs up that liquid iron coherently - like the loops of wire in an electromagnet. For the experts out there, it's the Coriolis Force - as sort of three-dimensional version of the centripetal acceleration you feel in the car when taking a turn too sharply. It's the same effective force that drives hurricanes to spin counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.And finally, As to the heat:Well. We discussed that in part four. About half of the Earth's radiant heat comes from the radioactive decay of uranium and thorium. In other words, from the production of helium.All that collective motion of a hot, conducting fluid is what builds the coherent magnetic field - the dipole field - that surrounds the Earth. And it's a good thing that we have one. We're probably alive today because of it.The Solar WindBack to that issue of the solar wind. The atmosphere of the sun is hot. REALLY hot. Millions of degrees hot. Way hotter than the inside of the Earth. When matter is that hot, atoms can't exist in their familiar state. The nuclei and electrons separate into a PLASMA. The tongues of light emitted by a bonfire - or a bolt of lightning from the sky - are both examples of a plasma. They're hot, and because the electrons and nuclei are separated into a sort of electrically active gas, they cause a lot of electromagnetic disturbance. For us that mostly means they generate a lot of light.Given that, it might not surprise you to learn that the atmosphere of the sun is a plasma.But there is more to a plasma than just light. Each tiny particle - each electron or charge nucleus - carries with it an electromagnetic field. When they are bound together, the positive charges in the nucleus neutralize the negative charges of the electrons. That tight binding keeps the surrounding electromagnetic field pretty tame.When things get hot enough to separate the atoms in something as BIG as a planet or the solar atmosphere, all those tiny electromagnetic fields merge to form large, collective magnetic fields.Kind of like a SUPERCHARGED version of the magnetic dynamo we just discussed. Some of the charged particles in the upper atmosphere of the sun - the corona - escape into space. It's a constant stream. The further they get from the sun, the less of its gravitational pull they experience, and so the faster they travel. But it's not just the intense heat of the sun that drives them away. The collective magnetic field of all those churning, charged particles in the solar   further accelerates those particles away from the the sun and… unfortunately… towards us.The Magnetosphere and the IonosphereThe magnetic field that surrounds the Earth is our shield from this solar wind. That shield extends way out into space, its a bit over five times as big as the Earth. At that distance, much of that incoming solar plasma get deflected back out into space. What isn't is caught up by the magnetic field and driven to the poles, where they eventually get focused into a donut shaped belt around the Earth. Occasionally, when that so-called space weather is REALLY bad, it literally lights up our skies as the Aurora.By keeping those charged particles away from the surface, the Earth's magnetic field protects us from direct exposure to that radiation. But the protection afforded by the dynamo magnetic field goes far beyond that.Neither Venus nor Mars generates its own magnetic field.  Exposed to the  solar wind, their atmospheres are literally being blown away by the impact of those charged particles. Venus still has a lot of its atmosphere left to give, but poor little mars has all but lost its protective atmosphere.That protective magnetic field - driven in part by the same radioactive, alpha decays that create helium - protects both us and our atmosphere. 

Addressing Gettysburg Podcast
BATTLE TESTED! With Authors Tom Vossler and Jeffrey McCausland

Addressing Gettysburg Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 56:01


This old Patreon episode is brought to you for free and without commercial interruption by our wonderful Patrons. They want you to learn so badly, that they said to me "hey, Matt. Why don't you release old Patreon episodes for free so all of your listeners can be as smart as we are?" To which I say, "Well, dear Patron, you aren't smart from our shows. You were smart to begin with, as evidenced by your Patronage." But I digress. Please consider becoming a Patron so a) we can stop asking for your support, b) so we can keep doing these shows and c) so we can expand to all forms of media, as per our plan. Click here to join the movement today!   I really enjoyed this interview with Colonels McCausland and Vossler about their new book "Battle Tested!" In this interview we focused on chapters 2 and 12 about Brigadier General John Buford's and Abraham Lincoln's (respectively) leadership skills and qualities. You can get your copy of the book by clicking here . You'll be hearing a lot more from these gentlemen on Addressing Gettysburg.     From the Diamond6 wesbite: JEFF MCCAUSLAND, FOUNDER & CEO Since 2000, both domestic and internationally, Dr. McCausland has conducted numerous executive leadership development workshops and consulted for leaders in public education, US government institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College. He is a Visiting Professor of National Security at Dickinson College. During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe during the Kosovo crisis and Operations Desert Shield and Storm. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Dr. McCausland is the co-author of Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, available September 1, 2020.   COL. TOM VOSSLER (RET.) | AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN Colonel Tom Vossler, U.S. Army (Ret.) served in the U.S. Army from 1968 thru 1998. He commanded an infantry platoon in the Vietnam War and a Mechanized Infantry Battalion Task Force in Germany prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall / Soviet regime. His military education includes graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. Tom taught military history, strategy and leadership at the U.S. Army War College and he is a former director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. Tom is the co-author of A Field Guide to Gettysburg and A Field Guide to Antietam. His latest book, co-authored with Jeff McCausland, Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders is available September 1, 2020.  

The Dr. Vibe Show
THE DR. VIBE SHOW™ – MIKE POVENZ - IRON AND COTTON - A MAN'S FIELD GUIDE TO MARRIAGE - DECEMBER 9 - 2021

The Dr. Vibe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 60:53


Mike Povenz has a passion for helping men discover the best version of themselves and for guiding them to be better husbands and fathers. He is the founder of Modern Chivalry Men an organization inspiring men to positive change and community involvement. He is also the podcast host of Iron and Cotton. Mike has served for years as a men's group leader and is the recipient of the Life Changer Award. He lives in North Georgia with his beloved wife of 20 years. They are the proud parents of three children: Lily, Lachlan, and Breckyn, along with 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, 4 chickens, and 1 psychotic fish. Mike loves the outdoors, fishing, boating, skiing, cooking on cast iron, and time with family and friends. Mike is the author of Iron and Cotton: A man's field guide to marriage. In Iron and Cotton: A man's field guide to marriage, Mike Povenz offers insight that informs and prepares men for the greatest journey in life – marriage. In this must-read book, you will discover the obstacles and challenges that ensnare other men but will not ensnare you. You will receive the tools to help defy the statistics of divorce and grow into the intentional and purposeful man and husband that your family needs. Recently, Mike Povenz was live on our show. During our conversation, Mike talked about: – Some of life growing up and some of his memories of his father when he was growing up – The impact of his parents divorce when he was young have on him – Some of his education and career journey – The passion to help men coming to his heart – Wanting to get married and transitioning into fatherhood – Some of his journey helping men – The story behind the book and his why for writing it – What men told him about marriage for the book – Men not loving themselves – The amount of research he did for the book and some “ah ha” moments during writing the book – The impact a man's family when he was growing up has on him when it comes to marriage – Values that men will go to war over: faith, love, health, world views and money – The importance men having deep relationships with with other men – What different age groups of men are telling him about marriage – Health and income impacts in a positive way when a man is married – The impact of media and social media on men and marriage – Some things he left out of the book – His feeling holding the first finished copy of the book – Feedback from some men about the book – The writing of the book changing him – What is next for him – One thing a man should look out for when protecting his marriage – An explanation of Iron And Cotton when it comes to men You can contact Mike via: Website Instagram Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe 2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association 2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project” One of the first Brand Ambassador's – Cuisine Noir Magazine Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013 2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011 Twitter Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Spotify Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Podcasts The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™ Instagram The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page

Booked On Rock with Eric Senich
Episode 40 | Mike Errico ["Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide For The Advancing Songwriter"]

Booked On Rock with Eric Senich

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 108:30


This is the songwriting class you always wish you'd taken, taught by the professor you always wish you'd had. "Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide For The Advancing Songwriter" takes a deep dive into the heart of questions asked by songwriters of all levels, from how to begin journaling to when you know that a song is finished. With humor and empathy, Mike Errico unravels both the mystery of songwriting and the logistics of life as a songwriter. For years, this set of tools, prompts, and ideas has inspired students on campuses including Yale, Wesleyan, Berklee, Oberlin, and NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.Alongside his own lessons, Errico interviews the writers, producers, and A&R executives behind today's biggest hits and investigates the larger questions of creativity through lively conversations with a wide range of innovative thinkers: astrophysicist Janna Levin explains the importance of repetition, both in choruses and in the exploration of the universe; renowned painter John Currin praises the constraints of form, whether it's within a right-angled canvas or a three-minute pop song; bestselling author George Saunders unpacks the hidden benefit of writing, and revising, authentically; and much more. The result is that “Music, Lyrics, and Life” ends up revealing as much about the art of songwriting as it does about who we are, and where we may be going.This is a book for songwriters, future content creators, music lovers, and anyone who wants to understand how popular art forms are able to touch us so deeply. Mike Errico has honed these lessons over years of writing, performing, teaching, and mentoring, and no matter where you are on your songwriting journey, “Music, Lyrics, and Life” will help you build a creative world that's both intrinsic to who you are, and undeniable to whoever is listening.New York-based recording artist, writer, and lecturing professor Mike Errico has built his name on the strength of critically acclaimed releases and extensive composition for film and TV. He teaches songwriting at universities including Yale, Wesleyan, the New School, and NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. In addition to his performing and teaching careers, Errico's opinions and insights have appeared in publications including The New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The Observer.Purchase a copy of "Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide For The Advancing Songwriter" by visiting Mike Errico's official website: http://errico.com/music-lyrics-and-life-a-book-by-mike-erricoListen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5V7RqsngNk7voVAAYhL4EP?si=662c8cf1a3ee4c01LISTEN TO MIKE ERRICO'S MUSICBandcamp: https://mikeerrico.bandcamp.comPandora: https://www.pandora.com/search/mike%20errico/artistiTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mike-errico/3567281Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7iyJouUC9DSmUUrYFS25tj?si=cm82b9MlTnKUqF_6NTn0QQ&nd=1FOLLOW MIKE ERRICO ON SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeerricoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMikeErricoInstagram: https://twitter.com/mikeerricoSUGGESTED READING“The Artist's Way” by Julia Cameron: https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary/dp/0143129252/refThe Booked On Rock Website: https://www.bookedonrock.comFollow The Booked On Rock with Eric Senich:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bookedonrockpodcastTWITTER: https://twitter.com/bookedonrockSupport Your Local Bookstore! Find your nearest independent bookstore here: https://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finderContact The Booked On Rock Podcast:thebookedonrockpodcast@gmail.comThe Booked On Rock Theme Song: “Whoosh” by Crowander [ https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander]The Booked On Rock “Latest Books On Rock Releases” Song: “Slippery Rocks” by Crowander [ https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander]

Comics - Coffee - Metal
C/C/M Podcast Episode #69: Mulverine

Comics - Coffee - Metal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 105:56


THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID! Wait...that doesn't make sense. Or does it? Anyway, this week on the Podcast I am delighted to bring you the man behind the great FIELD GUIDE episodes to THE OFFICE, and the creator of the really great true crime satire WHO WAS THE SCRANTON STRANGLER? Chris, aka MULVERINE! While we chat a ton about THE OFFICE, we also have some fun chats about METALLICA and coffee, specifically the BOOM ROASTED blend from ELECTRIC CITY ROASTERS! This weeks Recs: WHO WAS THE SCRANTON STRANGLER? Comics: WE RIDE TITANS from VAULT COMICS Music: BLACK NOVA from DAGOBA Check Mulverine out at: Youtube Patreon Please considering supporting the show on KO-FI at https://ko-fi.com/comicscoffeemetal COMICS-COFFEE-METAL is hosted by DON CARDENAS Twitter: @doncardenasart Instagram: @doncardenasart Website: doncardenasart.com EMAIL: comicscoffeemetal@gmail.com Please considering supporting the show on KO-FI at https://ko-fi.com/comicscoffeemetal COMICS-COFFEE-METAL is hosted by DON CARDENAS Twitter: @doncardenasart Instagram: @doncardenasart Website: doncardenasart.com EMAIL: comicscoffeemetal@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/comicscoffeemetal/support

Web3 Breakdowns
OpenSea: An Everything Store for Digital Assets - [Founder's Field Guide, Replay]

Web3 Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 50:58


Today, we are re-sharing our conversation with Devin Finzer, CEO and co-founder of OpenSea, from October this year. OpenSea is the world's largest NFT marketplace. In a journey that started like many other founders in the space, Devin went deep down the crypto rabbit hole in 2017 and became particularly fascinated with the potential behind digital assets. During our conversation, we touch on the origin story of OpenSea, how Devin differentiates between the spectrum of NFTs in the market, and what he sees as the opportunity in the future for the industry. We also talk about the various risks within a blockchain, from security dynamics to market speculation. I hope you enjoy this great conversation with Devin Finzer.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Canalyst. Canalyst is the leading destination for public company data and analysis. If you've been scrambling to keep up with the deluge of IPOs and SPACs these days, Canalyst has models on Robinhood, Marqeta, Grab, and everything in between. Learn more and try Canalyst for yourself at canalyst.com/patrick.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep's new Pod Pro Cover is the easiest and fastest way to sleep at your perfect temperature. Simply add the Pod Pro Cover to your current mattress and start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. To embrace the future of sleep and get $150 off your new mattress go to eightsleep.com/patrick or use code "Patrick".   -----   Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @ericgoldenx | @patrick_oshag    Show Notes [00:02:56] - [First question] - When he first thought up the genesis of OpenSea [00:06:00] - What is listed on OpenSea, assets and volume, and the scope of the platform [00:07:26] - Thoughts on potentially becoming the current era “everything store” [00:09:22] - How they managed to become the main NFT trading platform [00:12:28] - What NFTs are, their various classes, and ways they're stored on the blockchain [00:15:25] - How much transaction and auction volume happens on-chain [00:17:07] - Profile picture style NFTs and what's exciting about them [00:19:24] - ArtBlocks and the mass interest in AI-generated art [00:21:22] - What he's learned and seen about the emerging crypto gaming space [00:24:38] - The user experience of buying an NFT on OpenSea [00:26:45] - How the ownership transfer works between wallets [00:28:04] - Whether or not they have plans to partner with other companies [00:30:32] - How they think about what gets placed on OpenSea and why [00:32:09] - Thoughts on take rate and their 2.5% take rate of transactions [00:33:22] - Why their take rate is so low compared to other sale platforms online [00:34:47] - OpenSea's relationship with the Ethereum blockchain and other integrations [00:36:50] - Perspective on wallets both as businesses and products [00:39:16] - Potential risks and the dark side of the unregulated NFT space [00:40:48] - The massive boom and bust cycles of crypto and the high prices of NFTs [00:41:59] - Interesting areas of Web3 that are in development today [00:44:19] - The project he's enjoyed watching grow the most in the crypto world [00:46:42] - What OpenSea might look like in the future if the best-case proves true [00:48:59] - The kindest thing that anyone has ever done for him

Belle, Book & Candle
S4 E15: A Field Guide for Choosing a Professional Psychic | A Southern Dialogue with Corbie Mitleid

Belle, Book & Candle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 42:50


Meet New York Psychic Corbie Mitleid in today's episode. She has a number of amazing books, but for this episode we are looking at the content of The Psychic Yellow Brick Road - How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys. This is one of the best guides I've ever seen on choosing a professional psychic, and I happen to think it should be required reading for the psychics too! Corbie is a dynamic guest and you'll enjoy this episode! We talk about... Stories & perspectives on tarot reading Why there aren't many books on choosing an ethical and reliable psychic Why Corbie wrote this book (which includes a story about a fake gypsy!) Red flags to look for when choosing any type of psychic MANY incredible stories from personal experiences How to handle ornery clients When to NOT get a reading Ethics and bad situations with psychics The idea of the Elder & Apprentice; Boomers vs Elders Charging for spiritual work OUR GUEST Corbie Mitleid is a Certified Tarot Master, psychic medium, teacher, and ordained minister. Reading for almost 50 years, she is a full-time intuitive counselor with clients worldwide. Corbie is a featured channel in Robert Schwartz's breakthrough series on Karma and pre-birth planning, Your Soul's Plan, Your Soul's Gift and Your Soul's Love. As an author, her self-help volume Clean Out Your LifeCloset encourages you to write your own story of change based on your history, your life experiences, and your personal goals. Her books The Psychic Yellow Brick Road and You've Got The Magic, Who Needs A Genie? deal with how to use psychic counseling wisely, and how to be a successful part of the holistic expo community from the professional side of the aisle. Corbie's abilities include Tarot and oracle card reading, spiritual/intuitive counseling, past life retrieval and analysis, mediumship, and spirit guide conferences (including speaking with one's Soul or Higher Self). Website: https://corbiemitleid.com/ CLEAN OUT YOUR LIFECLOSET www.cleanoutyourlifecloset.com THE PSYCHIC YELLOW BRICK ROAD https://corbiemitleid.com/psychic-yellow-brick-road/ YOU'VE GOT THE MAGIC, WHO NEEDS A GENIE? https://corbiemitleid.com/youve-got-the-magic/ Featured in YOUR SOUL'S PLAN YOUR SOUL'S GIFT by Robert Schwartz FB: https://www.facebook.com/firethroughspirit TW: https://twitter.com/CorbieMitleid PT: https://www.pinterest.com/cmitleid/ IG: https://instagram.com/corbie_mitleid/ LI: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/corbie-mitleid/6/627/993 YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/CorbieMitleid CONTACT MELA www.podpage.com/belle-book-candle FB & IG @bellebookcandlesc YT: Belle, Book & Candle Or, buy Mela a coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/bellebookcandle CREDITS My dad wrote the theme song. We sing it together. Thanks to my husband for his contributions. Thank you to our guest. Original Broadcast: 12.16.21 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bellebookcandle/support

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice
Fruit Trees To Grow In 2022

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 9:41


Looking for tree inspo? Cameron and Kevin riff on some of their tree targets for the 2022 growing season. Connect with Cameron Akrami: Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture. Subscribe to The Busy Gardener Follow on Instagram Check out Cameron's website Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

The Cryptonaturalist
Episode 47: The Fire Feast

The Cryptonaturalist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 15:10


In this episode, The CryptoNaturalist shares a homemade winter tradition and ponders the importance of making meaning, ritual, and gratitude. Check out Field Guide to the Haunted Forest by Jarod K. Anderson wherever books are sold. Reminder: Transcripts of this and every episode are available at cryptonaturalist.com. Mailing Address: The CryptoNaturalistPO Box 837Delaware, OH 43015 Exclusive stickers, pins, shirts, and access to bonus content and strange expertise on strange topics awaits you at our patreon page. Patreon.com/CryptoNaturalist. You'll find information about submitting your poetry or prose for our hidden lore segments in the about section of our website at CryptoNaturalist.com. The CryptoNaturalist is written and read by Jarod K. Anderson. Thanks to Adam Hurt for the use of his song Garfield's Blackberry Blossom from his album Insight. For more information on Adam's music, performances, and teaching, visit adamhurt.com.

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice
Container Tree Mistakes to Avoid

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 9:28


Containers are an unnatural way to grow trees (or any plant). Cameron shares how to set up your container trees for success. Connect with Cameron Akrami: Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture. Subscribe to The Busy Gardener Follow on Instagram Check out Cameron's website Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

Living 4D with Paul Chek
EP 167 — Jamie Wheal: How to Recapture the Rapture

Living 4D with Paul Chek

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 130:07


How does mankind find its way to a safer, healthier and more peaceful world?Jamie Wheal, a best-selling author and founder of the Flow Genome Project, provides a roadmap for getting to that next place in this no-holds-barred Living 4D conversation.Learn more about Jamie's work on social media via Facebook and Instagram.For Living 4D listeners: Buy a copy of Jamie's book Recapture the Rapture at your store of choice and receive a free copy of his Field Guide for Homegrown Humans at this link.Show NotesWhy Jamie wrote Recapture the Rapture. (6:13)How do we get to a 3.0 global system reboot? (14:51)Asking "Is today a good day to die? " is revelatory, not suicidal. (19:44)Transitioning from socially-defined selves to self-authoring selves to surrendered selves. (26:51)A leap of faith. (38:59)Humans are finally waking up in huge numbers that has never happened before. (51:53)The global Stock Market and timely election cycles undermine our collective ability to take the long view on big, societal problems. (1:05:42)Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technologies. (1:10:49)“By the time it hurts enough for us to be willing to make the hard choices, we no longer have those choices…” (1:31:52)Time to give up your entitlement. (1:41:40)Radical hope. (1:52:07)The explosion of podcasts exposes people to radical stuff. (2:01:17)ResourcesStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy Seals and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Work by Steven Kotler and Jamie WhealJamie's appearance on the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast via YouTubeThe Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley RobinsonThe work of Dr. Karl Deisseroth, Dr. Bruce Damer and Philip K. DickCreative destructionThe 2,000-Watt SocietyFood of the Gods by Terence McKennaThe Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur FirstenbergThanks to our awesome sponsors: The CHEK Shop, Organifi (save 20 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK20 at checkout), Paleovalley (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code chek15 at checkout), ), BiOptimizers (save an extra 10 percent on your purchase by using the code PAUL10 at checkout), Cymbiotika (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK15 at checkout) and Airestech (save 15 percent on any purchase you make by using the code CHEK15 at checkout)..As an Amazon Associate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

Illuminated with Jennifer Wallace
Saving Lives with Our Story

Illuminated with Jennifer Wallace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 40:46


Joining us is Best-Selling Author & Founder of Thought Leader Academy, Sara Connell. She helps coaches, writers, and entrepreneurs become successful published authors and TedX in-demand speakers. She's not just here to share her story but she wants to share yours too. You are unique and you are not an imposter, there are beliefs that are holding you back that are not yours to carry anymore.    In this episode, we discuss: External validation comes with a loud inner critic Creativity is a powerful force that we don't realize Sarah's history of trauma in her life The work Sarah did to heal from her eating disorder and sexual trauma Identifying our repressed memories of childhood sexual trauma Sarah's process of meditation ‘Meditate or Medicate' The Thought Leader Academy: the purpose and what to expect The fear of passing down generational trauma Having fun is underrated  Work with Jennifer Get 25% Off a Private Coaching Session with me Sign-up for the Newsletter and stay up to date on my latest workshops, services, and speaking events.  Become a Member & Support the Illuminated Podcast on Patreon FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use My exclusive offer: AthleticGreens.com/Illuminated  Work with Sara Take Your Next Step: Free Instant Training Programs Sara is offering: Thought Leader Academy & Strategy Session   About Sara Connell Ata young age her dream of being a writer was shut down when a teacher told her she wasn't good enough. Fast forward to 17 years ago when a book saved her life. Sara in between flights after a long day of traveling, in the airport book store, picks up a book that she absolutely finds herself in. Reads it endlessly & tirelessly, wakes up and makes a vow to herself. She left the abusive job, sought the help she needed to regain physically and emotionally.    Resources From This Episode: Connell, Sara. 21 Ways to Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published!: A Field Guide for Writers Connell, Sara. Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story Bullitt-Jonas, Margaret. Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment   Connect with Jennifer Website Patreon YouTube Facebook Instagram   Connect with Sara Website     Facebook Instagram  Email: care@saraconnell.com

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice
Container Soil Mixes for Trees and Shrubs

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 8:07


What is the perfect mix for container trees? Turns out the answer is a little different than you might expect. Connect with Cameron Akrami: Cameron Akrami is the man behind The Busy Gardener and is known for fruit trees and backyard orchard culture. Subscribe to The Busy Gardener Follow on Instagram Check out Cameron's website Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

The Field Guide to Particle Physics
The Alpha Particle : Part 4 : Inside the Earth

The Field Guide to Particle Physics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 10:03


The Field Guide to Particle Physics https://pasayten.org/the-field-guide-to-particle-physics©2021 The Pasayten Institute cc by-sa-4.0The definitive resource for all data in particle physics is the Particle Data Group: https://pdg.lbl.gov.The Pasayten Institute is on a mission to build and share physics knowledge, without barriers! Get in touch.A few References and Resources for you.Isotopes of Helium:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_heliumHelium Fact Sheet from NIST:https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/inchi/InChI%3D1S/HeCDC Fact sheet on Uranium-238:https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/emergencies/isotopes/uranium.htmUS Information Agency Facts on Energy Consumption:US : https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/us-energy-facts/World : https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=49876Berkeley National Lab Essay on Earth's Heathttps://newscenter.lbl.gov/2011/07/17/kamland-geoneutrinos/The Alpha ParticlePart 4 : Inside the EarthDensityHelium, Neon and Argon are all noble gases. None of them react to form chemicals. As the chemists are fond of saying, their electron valence shells are filled.So why is Helium such a scare resource, while Argon in particular makes up a sizable fraction of our atmosphere?In a word, Density.Helium is much less dense a gas than Neon or Argon. With only two protons and two neutrons, helium is about ten times less dense then the air we typically breathe on Earth.Just like air bubbles under water, balloons full of helium rise in the atmosphere because they're less dense than the surrounding media.Something similar can be said about heavy things. Rain falls from the sky when water vapor condenses to form droplets of liquid water. That liquid is much more dense than the air around it, so it falls. All the way down. To Earth.A similar thing happens INSIDE the Earth. It's a little less intuitive because rocks and dirt are typically solid. But denser material tends to sink towards the center of the earth. Of course, that sinking takes place on geological time, not human time.Really heavy elements, like Uranium and Thorium aren't terribly common up near the surface of the Earth. But inside. There's quite a bit of both. And we're very lucky that is so.Helium CreationDeep in the Earth, Uranium and Thorium decay. They're radioactive, and as we discussed last time, they occasionally decay by spitting out an alpha particle. An alpha particle, you might recall, is nothing but a Helium nucleus.That alpha particle eventually soaks up a couple of electrons from the surrounding environment, turns to helium and begins to rise, literally, through the cracks. It eventually pools in underground wells, as discussed in part two of this series.This is a long process, and not just because it takes a while for the Helium atoms to migrate up to those subsurface wells. The real bottleneck is alpha decay. In some sense, its a pretty uncommon event. A typical Uranium-238 nucleus lives for about 4.5 billion years. And each event only produces ONE helium atom.Helium Production RateTrying to build an intuition for atoms and molecules is difficult because they're so small. They are so small AND there are so many of them.  What does it mean to say that a typical MRI machine might go through a million billion billion helium atoms in a given year?Frankly, I'm not sure, but it's a lot. Especially considering how long it takes for a Uranium nucleus to decay. The reason we have any helium around at ALL is because we have SO MUCH URANIUM in the earth.Rather than attempt to wildly estimate the rate at which helium is produced deep underground, it's better to explain that uranium lifetime - that 4.5 billion years -  a bit more precisely.In part three of this series, we explained that alpha decay was a random sort of thing. It was a “quantum tunneling event” - as physicists are fond of saying. It's not guaranteed to happen at any given point in time. But it happens at a typical rate. For uranium 238, that's about once every 4.5 billion years.But that framing is a bit misleading.When folks say that uranium-238 has a typical lifetime of 4.5 billion years, they are usually referencing its “half-life”. And the “half-life” is a technical term used by scientists to model the decays of radioactive elements. But it's pretty easy term to understand.The half-life of an isotope, like uranium-238, is the time it takes for HALF of the material to decay. So in 4.5 billion years - about the age of the earth - half of the uranium-238 present today will decay to thorium-234. For each one of those decays, we'll get a new atom of helium.You might see now, how helium is such a nonrenweable resource. In some sense, about HALF of all the helium we could ever get from uranium-238 has already been formed. And in the next 4.5 billion years, we'll only get HALF of that half, more.While we don't really know how much that is, it's still a pretty sizable amount. The really challenging part, which we discussed in part two, is getting the helium that's LEFT out of the ground.HeatEvery time a nucleus decays underground, energy is released. A good chunk of that energy goes into the motion of the ejected particle, like the alpha particle. Those particles bounce around in the Earth's mantle and crust, banging into all kinds of other atoms, distributing that energy around.Those kinds of atomic collisions are what we talk about when we talk about heat.Heat is nothing other than the motion of individual atoms. If it's a fluid - like helium gas - that heat amounts to the actual kinetic energy of the individual atoms. If it's a solid, its more of the vibrational energy of the individual atoms shaking together.Nuclear decays contribute a LOT of heat to the Earth.Physicists have estimated the annual heat radiated by all radioactivity of Uranium and Thorium to be about 20 trillion watts. It's a bit like comparing apples to oranges, but this value isn't that far from the 17.7 trillion watts of electrical power consumed by humanity in 2020.That's a LOT of heat, and we feel the effects of all that heat all the time. Geothermal PowerRadioactivity isn't really keeping you warm at night. Not unless you're sitting in a geothermal hot spring, perhaps near Yellowstone National Park. Light and other radiation from the SUN does most of the warming of our planet's surface and the atmosphere.But INSIDE the earth is  another matter. Physicists estimate that about HALF of the Earth's internal heat is driven by radioactive decay. That's a tremendous amount of heat.Heat being heat, flows. It tries to warm up colder things. The heat from inside the Earth - where temperatures are measured in the 1000s of degrees - flows towards the surface.  Sometimes it pops out: volcanic eruptions, geysers and steam vents are common all around the Earth.The intense heat inside the Earth is believed to liquify rock - the mantle - and cause a churning or convention of that fluid - just like you'd see in a steaming cup of coffee or tea - but on a planetary scale.The most apparent effect of all that churning has been a model for the evolution of the surface of the earth called plate-tectonics. All our known land masses on Earth are just bits of crust shuffling around on the Earth's churning, molten mantle.Reality is more nuanced than that, of course, but the analogy works well enough. How fascinating that the forces that create very surface of the Earth - the mountains, oceans and continents are driven by radioactive decay! Helium - the alpha particle - is in some sense the byproduct of the Earth's internal heat engine.

Web3 Breakdowns
Discord: Building the Third Place - [Founder's Field Guide, Replay]

Web3 Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 62:20


Today, we are re-sharing our conversation with Jason Citron, CEO and founder of Discord, from October last year. Discord is one of the largest and fastest growing social networks in the world. It started as a place for gamers to congregate online, but thanks to how easy it makes community building and its offering of text, audio, and video as means of communication, it has expanded far beyond gaming. It has the potential to become the default digital “third place” that we go to find belonging in a variety of online communities. With over 100 million active monthly users, it's also one of the most interesting communication services since the original social networks rose to power. Our conversation focuses on his background prior to Discord, Discord's founding and growth, its business model, how it has evolved over the past 8 years, and what the future holds for Discord. As we talked, I had this sense that I'd be willing to go work for Jason, and I think you'll see why. I hope you enjoy our wide ranging conversation. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. -----   This episode is brought to you by Microsoft for Startups. Microsoft for Startups is a global program dedicated to helping “enterprise-ready” B2B startups successfully scale their companies. If you're a founder running a B2B company targeting the enterprise, you should definitely check them out.    -----   This episode is also sponsored by Vanta. Vanta has built software that makes it easier to both get and maintain your SOC 2 report, at a fraction of the normal cost. Founders Field Guide listeners can redeem a $1k off coupon at vanta.com/patrick.    -----   Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @ericgoldenx | @patrick_oshag    Show Notes (3:17) – (First question) – Lessons from his time as a video game developer (7:58) – Going from game developer to game development platform (12:23) – From his first startup to Discord (16:33) – Expressing the hypothesis of discord (20:10) – How to know what signal to build upon (22:11) – Early adoption of Discord (26:17) – Getting the word out about Discord in the early days (30:43) – Creating more than just a platform, but creating a third place for people to congregate (32:38) – The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community (32:55) – The evolution and expansion of the types of community using their platform (37:27) – Discord's business model and how it's evolved (41:32) – Enhancing communication through Nitro (45:05) – Big principles for company building at Discord (51:22) – His thoughts around competitive advantage for the platform (52:55) – Creating a holistic experience for the users (55:45) – What bothers him the most when hiring (57:47) – Kindest thing anyone has done for him

The Field Guide to Particle Physics
The Alpha Particle : Part 3 : Binding Energy

The Field Guide to Particle Physics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 9:03


The Field Guide to Particle Physics https://pasayten.org/the-field-guide-to-particle-physics©2021 The Pasayten Institute cc by-sa-4.0The definitive resource for all data in particle physics is the Particle Data Group: https://pdg.lbl.gov.The Pasayten Institute is on a mission to build and share physics knowledge, without barriers! Get in touch.A few References and Resources for you.Isotopes of Helium:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_heliumHelium Fact Sheet from NIST:https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/inchi/InChI%3D1S/HeWe've got fun details about Protons, Neutrons and the atomic nucleus on our Field Guide website.Some helpful links to ideas about nuclear binding energy:http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/NucEne/nucbin.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_binding_energy... and that famous plot.The Alpha ParticlePart 3 - Binding EnergyAt this point you might be wondering. This is all great, but helium is a chemical element. It's a gas. What on Earth does helium have to do with particle physics?! We're almost there. And when you see the connection, you might freak out. But let's briefly review what we know so far.Helium is a gas trapped underground and made up of Helium atoms. Each atom has a nucleus with two protons. Almost all of the helium on Earth also has two neutrons. The chemistry of Helium is rather boring. Helium is a noble gas. It doesn't usually form chemical bonds .The nuclear physics of Helium by comparison, is fascinating. So let's talk about some nuclear physics.Chemistry vs Nuclear PhysicsPart of what makes Chemistry so hard to understand is the diversity of the elements. With almost 100 possibilities, the number of combinations of elements - the number of molecules - is effectively limitless. Nuclear physics, by contrast, includes only protons and neutrons. Doesn't that feel a little more manageable?The nuclei of atoms are considerably easier to wrap your mind around. They're super tiny globs, made up of only protons and neutrons, bound together into a ball. That's it.Admittedly, it is weird that nuclei are so small compared to the rest of the atom. And it is weird that almost all of the atomic mass sits inside the nucleus. But at least it's organized neatly.Of course, the insides of those individual protons and neutrons is horribly complicated. Those particles are sloppy bags of subatomic goo that are extremely difficult to describe mathematically. Because all that madness is neatly organized in those tiny packages - those protons and neutrons - we won't worry about it here.  But we will say that all that crazy internal subnuclear goo leaves a residual “stickiness” around the edges of the particles.That residual stickiness is still pretty powerful. Pulling apart a chemical bond might cost something like 5 electron Volts of Energy - or less! Want to pull a proton off a Helium atom? That'll cost you almost two million times as much energy.And that's a good thing. The nucleus only has positive electric charge. It's just protons and neutrons. If those nuclear bonds - that nuclear stickiness - weren't so strong, they might just blow apart!The nuclear force, is seams, it's much, much stronger than the electrical force. Nuclear physics might seem simpler to describe at first, but it is a VERY different kind of physics.Binding EnergyIt's not really possible to go in and just pull a proton out of a nucleus. But thinking about doing that - and thinking about how much energy is required - is a good proxy for thinking about how tightly bound the nucleus is.Those protons and neutrons like to be bound together. Especially those neutrons.We call the typical amount of energy it takes to pull one of those particles off the nucleus, the binding energy.If you lined up all the different nuclei by size, you'd see a stark contrast in binding energy.On the small side, you'd see things like hydrogen: A single proton with one or two neutrons. You'd also find Helium-3 and Helium-4. Lithium and so on. Their typical binding energy is pretty small, relatively speaking.On the large side you'd see bismuth and uranium. Thorium and all their various isotopes. They're binding energy is pretty strong.The generic trend is that nuclei become more tightly bound with more and more particles. It happens pretty rapidly, with Carbon - having only 6 protons - having eight times the binding energy of the smallest nucleus. That rapid growth in binding energy levels off soon enough, so that atoms like Iron-56 enjoy some of the most tightly bound nuclei around. At that point the nucleus becomes a little too crowded and the binding energy slowly declines a little bit. But there is one, major outlier in this pattern. Helium-4.For it's size, the Helium-4 nucleus is extremely tight. Alarmingly tight. It has well over double the binding energy of Helium-3, and is 20% tighter than those slightly heavier, Lithium nuclei.You're not gonna break up Helium-4. Even if it's trapped inside a larger nucleus. Radioactive DecayTo understand how special the Helium-4 nucleus is, it helps to go to the other end of the nuclear spectrum.Really big nuclei, some of the biggest naturally occurring, like Uranium and Thorium, are kind of a mess. They look a lot like blobs, but in a sense a bit disorganized. A little too big for their own good. They're still bound together, but if it you hit them with a neutron, say, they'd shatter. Sometimes, on rare occasion, they break apart on their own. Spontaneously. This is called radioactive decay.There are all kinds of ways nuclei can decay. There is plenty of room for nuance, but an easy way to think about it is to ask what kind of particles come out? This is essentially the way radioactivity was discovered.Typically, the nucleus just fires out a single particle. For historical reasons those kinds of particles were called: alphas, betas or gammas. Accordingly, we call those kinds of radioactive decay alpha-decay, beta-decay and gamma-decay.Beta rays turned out to be electrons, and Gamma rays are just photons. But what is Alpha?Alpha DecayHere's a way to think about the alpha decay of a big, honking nucleus. Sometimes clusters of protons and neutrons within that nucleus are bound just a little MORE tightly. That cluster might bounce around the inside of the nucleus, bouncing back against the surface from time to time. Until…A some point… accidentally… it finds itself just a little too far away from the edge of the nucleus.It's a random occurrence, but, at that point, it breaks from that residual, nuclear stickiness, and the electrical repulsion of all the OTHER protons in the nucleus takes over and that tiny cluster rapidly get pushed away. Another way to think of alpha decay is that it's just quantum mechanics at work, sniffing out the lowest possible energy for all the particles - or groups of particles - involved.That tiny cluster is an alpha particle. The alpha particle emitted by this process of alpha radiation virtually always has the same charge and the same mass. Can you guess what that isTwo neutrons and two protons. Yup. It's Helium-4. Finally. After all of this talking. Here we are. Helium-4 is formed by radioactive decay of heavy elements. And here on Earth, we have a LOT of heavy elements. We'll talk about what that all means for us, next time.

Backyard Ecology
Liking lichens: A Glimpse into the Fascinating World of Lichens

Backyard Ecology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 66:31


  Lichens are AMAZING organisms. You can find them practically everywhere from very urban areas to very rural areas. You can find them growing on trees, rocks, buildings, benches, and all kinds of different things. But many of us really don't know a whole lot about lichens. In today's episode of the Backyard Ecology podcast, I talk with Dr. James Lendemer. James is the lichenologist at the New York Botantical Gardens and a professor at the City University of New York. He also co-authored the book, Urban Lichens: A Field Guide for Northeastern North America. Our conversation dives into many different realms of the fascinating world of lichens. James and his colleagues say that “Lichens are a lifestyle,” because lichens don't have a single common ancestor like you would find for all sunflowers or all oak trees. Instead, lichens have evolved multiple times in multiple different types of fungus. In some ways saying a fungus is a lichen is like saying an animal is an herbivore, carnivore, or parasite. It is simply describing a feeding style. We also talked about how lichens are made up primarily of a fungus and either an algal or cyanobacteria, but also include all kinds of other organisms. Each lichen is kind of like its own little ecosystem. It's also the fungus that determines the species of lichen. Depending on the species of lichen, the individual lichens could all share the same species of algal or cyanobacteria or the individuals could contain different species of algae and cyanobacteria. It can get complicated, but very intriguing at the same time. James and my conversation covered many other topics including how most species of lichens in eastern North America can be identified in the field with a hand lens and a good field guide. The new book, Urban Lichens: A Field Guide for Northeastern North America, that he co-authored with Jessica Allen and Jordan Hoffman provides one such field guide. Urban Lichens was primarily written as a field guide to the lichens in New York City and other large urban areas in the northeast, but it isn't good only in urban areas. Many of the species found in those areas are also the most common species found in yards throughout the temperate regions of eastern North America. That makes it a great option for those of us wanting to learn more about the lichens in our own yards and communities, regardless of whether we live in a large metropolitan area, a suburban area, or a more rural area. Links: James' books Urban Lichens: A Field Guide for Northeastern North America * - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300252994/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0300252994&linkCode=as2&tag=backyardecolo-20&linkId=ecd8e598790d4d007d3463fc00002488 Field Guide to the Lichens of Great Smoky Mountains National Park * - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621905144/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1621905144&linkCode=as2&tag=backyardecolo-20&linkId=a4c3cb5df024e7516aaf65846c98a9e7 Other resources recommended by James Lichens of North America * - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300082495/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0300082495&linkCode=as2&tag=backyardecolo-20&linkId=593214d1815f6555ea597d5a6415b902 Lichen Monitoring Curriculum: Middle School - https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/education/classrooms/lp-ncms-lichens.htm Lichen Monitoring Curriculum: High School - https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/education/classrooms/lp-nchs-lichens.htm Backyard Ecology's website - https://backyardecology.net My email: shannon@backyardecology.net Episode image: Lichens growing on the trunk of a city tree. Photo credit: James Lendemer, all rights reserved

Midday
Historian, author Kathleen Belew's 'A Field Guide to White Supremacy'

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 49:44


As we approach the first anniversary of the insurrection at the US Capitol, more than 700 people have been indicted and more indictments are expected. 129 rioters have entered guilty pleas. Several have been sentenced to prison terms.Did the mob that stormed the Capitol simply coalesce around the fantasy that the election was stolen from Donald Trump? Or can the roots of the violence be traced back to rage about government that began in the 1970s? In Charlotteville, Virginia, on the day before Thanksgiving, a federal jury found twelve defendants and five organizations liable for $26 million dollars in damages stemming from the Unite the Right rally.What effect will this verdict have on the future of the neo-Nazi and White supremacist organizations that sparked the tragic, deadly violence in 2017? Tom's guest today is Dr. Kathleen Belew. She's an assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago, where she is also the faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. She is the author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. And along with Ramón Gutiérrez, she is the co-editor of, and contributor to, a new collection of essays called A Field Guide to White Supremacy, in which she and other leading scholars explore how different forms of White supremacy and hatred manifest in events like those that took place on January 6th, and extend to domestic partner violence, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-immigration, and anti-Semitism. The authors chronicle how hate groups have moved from the fringe to the mainstream in America, and they send a clear warning that the violence we've seen in recent years may well be repeated. Kathleen Belew joins us on our digital line from Chicago. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chase Talks Hip Hop
Album of the Day #12: “Spirit World Field Guide” By Aesop Rock

Chase Talks Hip Hop

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 0:54


https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/albums/Aesop-rock/Spirit-world-field-guide

Magic In The Room
79: How to Develop Leaders with Greg Robinson

Magic In The Room

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 62:37


How do people become leaders? In this episode of Magic in the Room, Luke, Chris, and special guest Greg Robinson discuss what it takes to build leaders in today's organizations. Greg believes that developing leaders is deceptively simple. You have to teach them to listen inwardly and challenge their assumptions, mindset, and emotion, so they become the kind of person who does the right thing naturally. However, this is not easy work and requires courage, perseverance, and wisdom.   Dr.Greg Robinson is the Associate Professor of Outdoor Leadership Ministries at John Brown University. His experience includes working as the Program Director for HoneyRock, the Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College, as well as President of Challenge Quest, LLC in Pryor, Oklahoma, the Managing Member of Adventure Quest Recreation, LLC.     Greg has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from The Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio and an M.S. in Counseling from John Brown University.   Greg is the author of several books, including A Leadership Paradox: Influencing Others by Defining Yourself; Teams for a New Generation: A Facilitator's Field Guide;  Adventure and the Way of Jesus, Lessons of the Way: Using experiential activities to explore the way of Jesus; and Leading from Where You Are: How Every Person Can Help or Hinder a Collaborative Culture. Research in this episode:   Servant Leadership   Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet Find our latest online learning courses at www.purposeandperformancegroup.com/online-learning   Get a free Magic in the Room hat by posting a review and sending a screenshot to info@purposeandperformancegroup.com   Music by evangrimmusic.com Recorded at storycatcher.studio Support from techblogwriter.co.uk  

The Field Guide to Particle Physics
The Alpha Particle : Part 2 : The Helium Shortage

The Field Guide to Particle Physics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 12:10


The Field Guide to Particle Physics https://pasayten.org/the-field-guide-to-particle-physics©2021 The Pasayten Institute cc by-sa-4.0The definitive resource for all data in particle physics is the Particle Data Group: https://pdg.lbl.gov.The Pasayten Institute is on a mission to build and share physics knowledge, without barriers! Get in touch.A few References and Resources for you.Isotopes of Helium:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_heliumHelium Fact Sheet from NIST:https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/inchi/InChI%3D1S/HeSuperconducting Magnets from the National Magnetic Field Laboratoryhttps://nationalmaglab.org/about/maglab-dictionary/superconducting-magnetThe US Federal Helium Programhttps://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/helium/federal-helium-programThe American Chemical Society Podcast on the Helium Shortagehttps://cen.acs.org/business/specialty-chemicals/Podcast-helium-shortages-changed-science/98/web/2020/10The Helium Privatization Act of 1996https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/PLAW-104publ273Planet Money Episode on the Helium Shortageshttps://www.npr.org/2019/08/16/751845378/episode-933-find-the-heliumThe Alpha ParticlePart 2 - The Helium ShortageIt may have been a while, but have you ever been to a birthday party in a big auditorium?  You know, lots of tables. Party favors. Screaming kids. Maybe a clown or a magician? And balloons. Helium filled balloons. Where do all the balloons that kids “accidentally” let go wind up? Yeah. Exactly. The ceiling. Last time, we pondered the question, where on Earth do you go to find Helium gas? Raw. In the wild. Hopefully, thanks to this party analogy, the answer is now clear.We can collect helium when it's trapped by a ceiling. Trapped Underground.Helium is mined with natural gas. While drilling into gas wells, through the capstone rock at the top of the Earth's crust, helium is released. Some wells have more helium than others. Some of the biggest sources of helium - apparently - come from natural gas wells near the biggest deposits of heavy elements like Uranium and Thorium. Like natural gas, there's a huge, international commodities market for helium. Because Helium does not interact with other chemicals, it is strongly preferred for numerous industrial applications.For example.Helium is used whenever you want to avoid exposure to reactive elements, particularly those in air. Welders use helium as a shield to keep the weld itself from exposure to reactive chemicals like oxygen and water vapor. Ship builders use helium to detect leaks in the hull of ships. It's not corrosive and unusual to find in the surrounding environment. If you fill part of a ship's hull with pressurized helium, and find some helium gas outside the ship - especially near a weld or some other joint - you probably have a leak.Rocket scientists and engineers use helium to clean and pressurize rocket fuel tanks. And of course, we use it for balloons: both of the weather and party varieties. Actually, that's something that might be surprising. Hundreds of weather balloons are launched every day - all over the globe - to collect data about atmospheric conditions for weather forecasting. I should say that these balloons are enormous, bigger than a typical human at launch. Many - although certainly not all - of those weather balloons are filled with helium gas. Some are filled with hydrogen gas, which though much cheaper is arguably much more dangerous to work with.So far, most of those applications are pretty intuitive. Helium doesn't form chemical bonds, so it's a good gas to use for physical, industrial purposes. But there is another application of helium that is far less intuitive: cooling.Modern air conditioning and refrigeration systems typically use a working fluid to absorb heat and carry it away, so it can be vented. If you've ever put coolant in the engine of your car, you're familiar with this idea. Liquid helium plays the role of coolant in devices that need to be really, really cold. Like minus -452 degrees F cold. That's like negative -269 C. By comparison, the average temperature on the surface of the dwarf planet Pluto is -387°F (-232°C). What on Earth would need to be kept colder than that?In a word, Magnets. MRI machines - magnetic resonance imaging - is a three dimensional, medical technology that lets us explore what's going on in inside of our bodies, noninvasively. MRI works by generating a huge magnetic field. The nuclei of all the atoms inside the machine - say the atoms in our bodies - all have tiny little magnetic fields themselves. The huge magnetic field of the machine causes those little atomic fields to line up and dance, returning a magnetic field signal that we can measure, and use to build images. Sort of like a three-dimensional X-ray, although without the potentially harmful dosage of high energy radiation.Since the chemistry of living tissue really only depends on the atomic electron clouds that surround the nucleus - no harm is done to the body by the MRI machines.MRI machines use helium to keep their superconducting magnets cold. Really cold. Colder than Pluto cold. Why?At such cryogenic temperatures, the electrical resistance in the wires completely vanishes. It's a phenomena from quantum mechanics known as superconductivity. And that TECHNOLOGY ALONE is fascinating and deserves a podcast in its own right. But for now, let's see how superconducting magnets work at really cold temperatures.Electromagnets are made by coiling lots and lots of wire in to lots and lots of loops. The more loops the better. The more loops you make - and the more current you can push through that looped wire, the bigger the magnetic field. Just ask any high school physics student. Now, big magnetic fields are useful for all kinds of things, for instance MRI machines.Electrical resistance limits the amount of current that an electromagnet can hold. The longer the wire, the more resistance that builds up. The more loops we wrap, the more wire we need. So unfortunately for those who want to build big magnets, electrical resistance gives us a trade off between lots of wire loops and lots of current.But as it turns out, when you cool some wires down far enough - like beyond sub plutonian temperatures - that resistance disappears completely. Not approximately. Completely. The current you put into such a cold wire can flow practically forever.This phenomena makes it practical build an electromagnet that can hold a lot of current - and therefore generate a huge magnetic field - for a long time. But we need to keep them cold. Liquid helium cold.Liquid Helium is the main, practical working fluid for these kinds of cryogenic conditions.Over the past twenty years, there's been at least three major supply shortages effecting the helium market. We're just coming out of one now. Trade, international disputes and development have all played a role. In the united states, the shift to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas locked in shale has meant drilling wells where there is no helium to be found. Historically, the US has been a dominant producer of Helium.The Federal Helium Reserve is a facility - a giant natural cave - outside of Amarillo, Texas where its strategic helium supply resides. Given how important helium is to rockets, much of the US production of helium was gobbled up and placed in the reserve.For whatever reason, In 1996, the US Congress reversed course and passed the “Privatization of Helium Act”, which directed the Bureau of Land Management to dismantle the supply, infrastructure and sell off the Helium reserve. This sale initiated a huge supply shock, with sales artificially deflated. This was amended in 2013 to ensure the sales were governed with market stability in mind, but not without stress and uncertainty to the market place. High prices. Short orders. Sleepless nights. The damage was done.Incidentally, the National Helium Supply was supposed to be dismantled by September 30th of this year. While it's not clear what the status of the Reserve is, as of today, the BLM's website has indicated what remains of the system has been transferred to the general services administration.The demand side of the market has responded as best as it could. Efforts on the consumer end - more efficient machines, helium recycling and recapture technology and, where possible, chemical substitutes, together with economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has finally lowered demand enough to stabilize the market.These days, more and more wells have come online in Algeria and Qatar, with more on the way, for example, in Siberia. The Helium market is entering a new, diversified structure.Our lives are more bound up with Helium than ever before. You might ask, do we have to mine helium? Can't we just make more? That's a reasonable question. To answer it, we'll need to learn where helium REALLY comes from. And that, is question of Nuclear Physics. And it's a question for next time.Older MRI machines used to go through 2000 liters of Helium of month, although efficient machines might use 20 percent of that amount now. Other scientific research equipment that involves superconducting magnets - notably the large hadron collider (which is 27km in circumference!) are huge consumers of helium. Needless to say, there's a HUGE demand for helium out there.Now, there's a problem with these big, superconducting magnets. Once you cool a magnet down to working temperatures in a big machine like that, you have to keep it cold. Even when you're not using it.Even a controlled warming can irreversibly damage the machine. All that electrical current you've put into that superconducting magnet has to go somewhere. Once the wires warm just a little, electrical resistance reappears and things can get out of control quickly. It's a bit like driving on the freeway and suddenly running into stopped traffic. Not great. If hospitals can't supply their MRI machines with more helium when needed, they could very well be destroyed. You see, even besides cost, a shortage of helium is a really big problem!The demand for helium has grown with these new technologies, and the market for this commodity has been rocky. Helium as we've already seen, once used, just floats away. It is a VERY nonrenewable resource, and given that it comes from natural gas mining, it's also not a very ecologically friendly one.

The Takeaway
SCOTUS To Decide the Fate of Reproductive Rights 2021-11-30

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 56:44


SCOTUS To Decide the Fate of Reproductive Rights This week, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments for a Mississippi case that challenges legal precedent set by Roe v. Wade. If SCOTUS sides with the State of Mississippi, nearly five decades of abortion law will almost immediately be undone, and the effects would be swift and consequential as there are nearly 21 other states with "trigger laws" intended to criminalize a woman's right to choose. We heard from some listeners what Roe v. Wade means to them, and we sat down with Melissa Murray, Law Professor at NYU, faculty director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network, and co-host of the legal podcast “Strict Scrutiny.” Environmental Defenders Are Being Killed, Threatened for Protecting Their Land According to a report by Global Witness, an environment and human rights watchdog, 2020 was the deadliest year on record for environment and land defenders around the world. On average more than four people a week were killed as a result of their work. And these numbers almost certainly underestimate the true scope of the violence. Much of this brutality occurred in Central and South America and more than one third of the victims are Indigenous persons. President Josefina Tunki of the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) and Herlin Odicio, leader of the Kakataibo people in the central Peruvian Amazon joined the Takeaway to discuss.   BOOK: A Field Guide to White Supremacy A Field Guide to White Supremacy creates a roadmap for understanding the existence of extremism and white supremacy in the United States and why it continues to persist. Co-Editor Kathleen Belew and Jamelle Bouie, one of the many leading thinkers contributing to the text, join us to discuss the new book. George McGovern's Impact on Today's Political System To understand the current polarization of our political system, we need to look at political campaigns in history. In the podcast, Of The People, creator and producer Ben Bradford focuses his lens first on the 1968 Democratic National Convention. While anti-Vietnam war protestors demonstrated outside the convention, party bosses selected pro-war vice presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey, who had not won a single primary. At the same time, South Dakota freshman Senator George McGovern decided to run for president. We speak with Ben Bradford about how the trajectory of McGovern's campaign impacted our political system. Transformational Takeaway Today, we honor the lifetime and legacy of American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim who composed scores for groundbreaking musicals like Into the Woods, Westside Story, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Stephen Sondheim  For transcripts, see full segment pages.   

The Takeaway
SCOTUS To Decide the Fate of Reproductive Rights 2021-11-30

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 56:44


SCOTUS To Decide the Fate of Reproductive Rights This week, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments for a Mississippi case that challenges legal precedent set by Roe v. Wade. If SCOTUS sides with the State of Mississippi, nearly five decades of abortion law will almost immediately be undone, and the effects would be swift and consequential as there are nearly 21 other states with "trigger laws" intended to criminalize a woman's right to choose. We heard from some listeners what Roe v. Wade means to them, and we sat down with Melissa Murray, Law Professor at NYU, faculty director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network, and co-host of the legal podcast “Strict Scrutiny.” Environmental Defenders Are Being Killed, Threatened for Protecting Their Land According to a report by Global Witness, an environment and human rights watchdog, 2020 was the deadliest year on record for environment and land defenders around the world. On average more than four people a week were killed as a result of their work. And these numbers almost certainly underestimate the true scope of the violence. Much of this brutality occurred in Central and South America and more than one third of the victims are Indigenous persons. President Josefina Tunki of the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) and Herlin Odicio, leader of the Kakataibo people in the central Peruvian Amazon joined the Takeaway to discuss.   BOOK: A Field Guide to White Supremacy A Field Guide to White Supremacy creates a roadmap for understanding the existence of extremism and white supremacy in the United States and why it continues to persist. Co-Editor Kathleen Belew and Jamelle Bouie, one of the many leading thinkers contributing to the text, join us to discuss the new book. George McGovern's Impact on Today's Political System To understand the current polarization of our political system, we need to look at political campaigns in history. In the podcast, Of The People, creator and producer Ben Bradford focuses his lens first on the 1968 Democratic National Convention. While anti-Vietnam war protestors demonstrated outside the convention, party bosses selected pro-war vice presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey, who had not won a single primary. At the same time, South Dakota freshman Senator George McGovern decided to run for president. We speak with Ben Bradford about how the trajectory of McGovern's campaign impacted our political system. Transformational Takeaway Today, we honor the lifetime and legacy of American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim who composed scores for groundbreaking musicals like Into the Woods, Westside Story, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Stephen Sondheim  For transcripts, see full segment pages.   

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice
Benefits of Ecosystem Landscapes

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 9:33


Ecosystem landscapes don't just benefit the land itself, they benefit you directly as the grower. Your social life, mental health, physical activity, etc. are all improved by building an ecosystem design landscape. Connect With Zach Loeks: Zach Loeks is a farmer, educator and author. He's the founder of Edible Ecosystem Design, doing installs for farms, homesteads, and public spaces. He also has his own farm and used to run a commercial market garden. These days he does trials of fruit trees, berries, etc in cold climates. The Permaculture Market Garden The Edible Ecosystem Solution Ecosystem Solution Institute Instagram YouTube Facebook Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

How do you look at your landscape and squeeze more edible production out of it, even if you have existing non productive plants? Connect With Zach Loeks: Zach Loeks is a farmer, educator and author. He's the founder of Edible Ecosystem Design, doing installs for farms, homesteads, and public spaces. He also has his own farm and used to run a commercial market garden. These days he does trials of fruit trees, berries, etc in cold climates. The Permaculture Market Garden The Edible Ecosystem Solution Ecosystem Solution Institute Instagram YouTube Facebook Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

In bad times, are you prepared to grow and source your own food? Or do you even know how to get your food growing for you on your own land? Zach Loeks talks about prep, water catchment, and more. Connect With Zach Loeks: Zach Loeks is a farmer, educator and author. He's the founder of Edible Ecosystem Design, doing installs for farms, homesteads, and public spaces. He also has his own farm and used to run a commercial market garden. These days he does trials of fruit trees, berries, etc in cold climates. The Permaculture Market Garden The Edible Ecosystem Solution Ecosystem Solution Institute Instagram YouTube Facebook Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

Chapter X with Michael Kay
A Field Guide to a Happy Life with Massimo Pigliucci

Chapter X with Michael Kay

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 52:49


Transitions are a reality check. There's never a better time to step back and examine what we really want out of life than during a period of massive change. But you don't have to wait for a crisis to take stock of your life.   Recently, I came across A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living. It's an inspiring guide that looks at how we think and what it takes to live our best lives. On today's episode, I'm joined by the writer of the book. Massimo Pigliucci is an author, blogger, podcaster, as well as the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York.    His academic work is in evolutionary biology, philosophy of science, the nature of pseudoscience, and practical philosophy. In this episode, he shares why happiness is a process, not an endpoint.   We discussed:   The journey of Massimo's midlife career jump from scientist to philosopher Debunking common myths and misconceptions about stoicism  Why everyone has a philosophy of life (even if they don't know it yet) The concept of training yourself to accept the reality of loss  How to train your brain to stop focusing on what you can't control   Links Philosophy as a Way of Life A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living  Think Like a Stoic A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

The Loopcast
The Legacy and Influence of Louis Beam

The Loopcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:49


Kathleen Belew discusses the legacy and influence of Louis Beam on the modern white supremacy movement.  Check out Kathleen's book "Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America" which serves as the background for this conversation. (BookShop.org) Make sure to pick up "A Field Guide to White Supremacy" edited by Kathleen and Ramon Gutierrez. (BookShop.org)  The interview today was conducted by Sina Kashefipour and show is produced by Chelsea Daymon and Sina Kashefipour. If you have enjoyed listening to The Loopcast please consider making a donation to the show through our Patreon. We greatly appreciate it.    

Redeemer Church - Sermons
Field Guide: Fear God (Or Fear Everything Else)

Redeemer Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 48:22


Existential Happy Hour
027: The Cryptonaturalist w/ Jarod K. Anderson

Existential Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 81:04


In this episode I talk with Jarrod K. Anderson about nature, death, and the universe. Jarrod is a storyteller, poet, and creator of the wildly popular nature podcast The Cryptonaturalist. I found Jarrod through his online poems and his book Field Guide to the Haunted Forest (which is worth purchasing for the title alone.) The language he uses to make meaning in a meaningless universe resonates deeply with me. I consider him a kindred soul. In this winding conversation we talk about creativity, being raised agnostic, approaching the Bible through the lenses of literature / trauma,  human brains, contemplating death, the afterlife and eternity, human tribalism, the mysteries of interstellar consciousness, the biological function of cleverness, learning to live with depression, finding community outside religion, and learning to be quiet with the trees. Jarod on Twitter: @JarodAnderson + @CryptoNature Jarod on Instagram: @Cryptonaturalist Jarod's Website: jarodkanderson.com Jarod's Podcast: The Cryptonaturalist Jarod's Book: Field Guide to the Haunted Forest -------------------------------------------------Get Existential Happy Hour merch @ ExistentialHappyHour.comSupport the Show: micahjmurray.substack.comConnect on Instagram @existentialhappyhour + @micahjmurray

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice
Starting a Worm Casting Company

Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 8:32


Jordan Mara of Mind & Soil joins us on the podcast today to talk about starting his gardening products company and how he got into the gardening world. Connect With Jordan Mara: Jordan is the founder of Mind & Soil, a company that provides natural and organic gardening products and has a mission to help 1,000,000+ people connect with the mental health benefits of gardening. Mind & Soil Facebook Instagram YouTube Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdies metal raised garden beds, the best metal raised beds in the world. They last 5-10x longer than wooden beds, come in multiple heights and dimensions, and look absolutely amazing. Click here to shop Birdies Garden Beds Buy My Book My book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, is a beginners guide to growing food in small spaces, covering 6 different methods and offering rock-solid fundamental gardening knowledge: Order on Amazon Order a signed copy Follow Epic Gardening YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook Facebook Group

Out of the Fog with Karen Hager
Out of the Fog: Empathy, Balance, and Belonging with Signe Myers Hovem

Out of the Fog with Karen Hager

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 27:00


Are you highly sensitive? Empathetic? Empathic? An empath? Accepting and embodying your empathic nature is an intentional path towards balance and belonging to yourself. Signe Myers Hovem demystifies empathic receptivity, believing that it is not a “gift” or “power” but a feature of one's sensory perception and intuition, an ability that allows us to live in extended communication with nature and humanity. Signe Myers Hovem has created homes on five continents over twenty years, raised four uniquely sensitive children, pursued a special education lawsuit appealed to the US Supreme Court, volunteered in a hospice in Texas and an orphanage in Azerbaijan, worked as a spiritual counselor in Houston Texas, and taught workshops and trainings in the art of being an empath and the power of language in many countries around the world. She splits her time between Boulder, Colorado, and Oslo, Norway. Her new book is The Space In Between: An Empath's Field Guide.

Biophilic Solutions
Front Lawns, Biodiversity & Bylaws: Nina-Marie Lister

Biophilic Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 39:56


This week, Monica and Jennifer sit down with Nina-Marie Lister, Graduate Director and Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, located in Toronto, Canada. Building off of her captivating presentation at last month's Biophilic Leadership Summit, Nina-Marie lays out the little-known history of the front lawn's hold on North American households, the barriers for achieving greater biodiversity on private property, and the city bylaws that prioritize conformity over environmental health. Nina-Marie holds the Margolese National Design for Living Prize for her work in ecology and design and she was awarded honorary membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her work connects people to nature in cities, through green infrastructure design for climate resilience, biodiversity and human wellbeing.Show NotesAbout Nina-Marie Lister (School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University)Ecological Design LabPLANDFORMProjective Ecologies: Ecology, Research, and Design in the Climate Age, edited by Chris Reed and Nina-Marie ListerThe Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability (Complexity in Ecological Systems) by by David Waltner-Toews, James Kay, and Nina-Marie ListerThe Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey, a film by Steve Branford and Cooper SanchezWild Urban Plants of the Northeast, A Field Guide by Peter Del Tredici Landscape Citizenships, edited by Tim Waterman, Jane Wolff, and Ed Wall

The Ezra Klein Show
How Far-Right Extremism Invaded Mainstream Politics

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 69:02


Over the course of Donald Trump's presidency, the far-right fringe became a surprisingly visible and influential force in American politics. Eruptions of extremist violence — including the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 and the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection — have made militant groups like the Proud Boys and conspiracy theories like QAnon into household names. On his popular cable news show, Tucker Carlson recently name-checked the “great replacement” conspiracy theory. And in a recent survey, nearly a third of Republicans agreed with the statement that “true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country.”The historian Kathleen Belew has spent her career studying political violence and the once-fringe ideas that now animate even right-of-center politics and news media. She is a co-editor of “A Field Guide to White Supremacy” and the author of “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America,” which tells the story of how groups — including the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and Aryan Nations — coalesced into a radical white-power movement after the Vietnam War. These groups were united by a core set of beliefs about the threats of demographic change and governmental overreach, perceived hostility toward white Americans and the necessity of extra-political, often violent, action to achieve their aims.This is a conversation about how some of those ideas have seeped into mainstream Republican politics and what that could mean for the future of the party — and the country. It explores the radicalizing effects of Jan. 6, how irony and meme culture import far-right ideas into popular media, how warfare abroad can produce violence at home, why politics has started to feel apocalyptic across the spectrum, whether left-wing violence is as serious a threat as right-wing violence and more.Mentioned:Radical American Partisanship by Lilliana Mason and Nathan P. KalmoeMessengers of the Right by Nicole HemmerThe Hispanic Republican by Geraldo CadavaMothers of Massive Resistance by Elizabeth Gillespie McRaeBook Recommendations:Fortress America by Elaine Tyler MayFuture Home of the Living God by Louise ErdrichTiny You by Jennifer HollandThis episode is guest-hosted by Nicole Hemmer, a historian whose work focuses on right-wing media and American politics. She is an associate research scholar with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project at Columbia University and author of “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.” You can follow her on Twitter @PastPunditry. (Learn more about the other guest hosts during Ezra's parental leave here.)You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.

Ludology
Ludology 263 - Keepsakes and Tokens

Ludology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 56:28


Erica and Sen chat with Shing Yin Khor, game designer, installation artist, illustrator, award-winning cartoonist, and Bunyan-ologist. Shing Yin is the designer of the game A Mending, in which players literally sew their actions into cloth, and co-designer (with Jeeyon Shim) of the game Field Guide to Memory. Shing Yin calls both games "keepsake games," as they both leave artifacts of play that tell the story of the game experience. SHOW NOTES 4m15s: Gasha/gacha machine  7m05s: We chatted with Jeeyon on Ludology 244 - Games Brought to Life. 10m04s: The Oraclebird 12m17s: Gnomes, a Dutch book written by Wil Huygen and illustrated by Rien Poortvliet. 16m21s: In games, diegesis refers to anything that fits within the narrative world. If a video game wants characters to move right on the screen, they can do it diegetically by showing objects being blown to the right, or non-diegetically by flashing an arrow on the screen pointing to the right. Examples of board games that use diegesis well are Inhuman Conditions and Ca$h 'n Guns. 17m05s: Space Gnome Space 19m05s: Paul Bunyan 25m17s: We discussed audience agency with Haley E.R. Cooper and Cameron Cooper of Strange Bird Immersive in Ludology 214 - Escape from Reality. Shing Yin mentions Sleep No More as an example of immersive theater. 26m49s: Geoff and Gil wrestled with the definition of "game" in Ludology 151 - High Definition. 30m34s: The RPGs For the Queen and The Quiet Year 34m55s: We chatted with the tireless Banana Chan in Ludology 228 - The Roles We Play. The game they made with Sen is Exquisite Crime. 39m39s: A helpful visual: 41m37s: Car Wars

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica
Gift Guide Round 1: Moms, Dads, and Significant (or Formerly Significant) Others

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 55:38


Gift Guide Round 1: Moms, Dads, and Significant (or Formerly Significant) Others   It's gift-guide season around these parts, and here we are with the first of three—three!—installments to help you along with the hardest-to-shop-for people in your life (hopefully). If you need more ideas, subscribing to Secret Menu might be just the answer.   Moms and Mothers-in-Law!   Single mom by choice to an amazing little girl. Since it's just the two of us and she's a toddler, I need to help her buy her a gift for me. I realize that buying a gift for one's self shouldn't be difficult but I'm saving to buy us a condo and this will be my one quality and/or impractical spend for the foreseeable future. So I want to make it count and I'd love your help. I am willing to spend up to $400.00. I appreciate smart function in design and I have lost zero baby weight, so anything that involves sizing has the potential to make me cry, which feels like it would defeat the purpose. I work about 75 hours a week and am currently doing so remotely. Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks! Fused bracelet like a Fewer Finer Eternal Bracelet or an Ochre Objects Permanence one Birthstone earrings—maybe one of your birthstone and one of hers. White/Space Francesca studs are sold as solos. Earrings/necklace you could build on each year: Scosha charms, Lizzie Fortunato mood necklace with an alphabet charm, and Fewer Finer vintage charms Kinn Studio locket A break! A one-night staycation or spa day   76 yo mom, super practical, can't throw stuff away, just lost her husband of 60+ years. Tidy Tova Virtual Tidiness Organizing accessories: Hay, Open Spaces, and Yamazaki Home POJ Studio Kintsugi Kit Mending kit: Merchant & Mills Rapid Repair Kit and Purl Soho Cotton Mending Thread Yuns Hardware gift certificate Dims Watering Can + Via Citrus tree Monthly flower delivery—you can make any bouquet a subscription with Farmgirl Flowers Miriam Toews novel: Fight Night or Women Talking Donation to her local library   My new step mom who has very good taste and loves thrifting Summersill & Bishop alphabet napkins Vintage calendar from 2011, 2005, 1994, 1983, 1977, 1966, 1955, 1949, 1938, or 1927 Greystone Needlepoint book cover Back issues of a favorite magazine—Gourmet? Berea College Student Craft Machete Apple Watch band Misette colorblock collection Beata Heuman: Every Room Should Sing The House that Pinterest Built by Diane Keaton Vintage piece from French Larkspur or One Day in France Do thrifting for her—splatterware, jadeite, or Fiestaware?   Frumpy MIL that you can't stand Ember mug (now a travel one, too) Eileen Fisher brushed recycled cotton cashmere scarf Hillery Sproatt blanket Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Psychic Outlaw quilted stocking Farmhouse Pottery gift set Mutual aid org   My southern mom who thinks NYC made me snobby  Magnolia Bakery banana pudding Oliver Pluff Southern Style Iced Tea Cookbooks by Southern female chef: Black, White, and the Grey by Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano and Mosquito Supper Club by Melissa M. Martin Chara's BBQ sauce These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Alabama Chanin sewing kit   Dads and Fathers-in-Law!   My dad! A very intelligent man. Passionate about baseball but has season tickets. Very covid cautious. Has read all books. Doesn't drink. Isn't handy (no tools). Plays scrabble and has all the boards, no other games. Very fashion apathetic and I always get him clothes. Likes to bike but has a very nice bike and all accessories. Has snow shovel service. Really only cares about his grandkids but spends tons of time with them. Still works (lawyer) and tends to buy anything he needs which is very little! Always a conumdrum. Equal Justice Initiative donation Argo attachment for front of bike to haul grandkids (group gift potential) Non-alcoholic bevs: Ghia, Non, Acid League Wine Proxies, Hella Cocktail Bitters & Soda variety pack, Avec NYT Crossword/Spelling Bee subscription StoryWorth Black Champions in Cycling by Marlon Moncrieffe   My dad! Buys himself everything he needs, likes rock and roll bios and mushrooming. and wine! Smallhold mushroom grow kit Mushrooms in the Middle: A Smallhold Cookbook How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan  A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life by Ayelet Waldman (paired with this Yelp review??) Acid for the Children by Flea and donation to Silverlake Conservatory of Music Rose Los Angeles x Gossamer CBD Rosin Delights Cure Crate Maison Noir mix case Coda Collection subscription Eden Reforestation Projects donation Last Prisoner Project donation   FIL: widower, engineer, spotless home, not into design, kinda into fitness & cooking Blue Hill charcuterie picks Tapas the José Andrés Way Allday knife Spices: Burlap & Barrel and Diaspora Co. Omsom Everyone's Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet & JJ Goode The Essential New York Times Cookbook: The Recipes of Record (Anniversary) Top Drawer reversible slippers Future gift certificate Andree Jardin duster and/or Saint Olio cleaning spray and room spray Engineers without Borders donation   Romantic Partners (and Former Ones)!   A NFT-obsessed new dad who wants to be a lumberjack but actually buys Aimee Leon Dore King Kennedy Rugs bag or bomber Corridor plaid shirt Drake's check work shirt Fear of God thermal pant + henley Clark's Wallabees Blackstock & Weber loafers Garagiste gift certificate Blockchain for Babies (to read to the kid!) Best Made axe Melanie Abrantes DIY plate set Woodworking classes: Makeville Studio in Brooklyn or LA Woodshop in L.A.   I need help with my 49-year-old, male, partner. He's a commercial architect, but is super judgey about architect stuff. He constantly scrolls Zillow and vintage car sites. He drinks bourbon, but doesn't want whisky stones and we have an excellent set of glasses. He likes luxury, but won't wear a logo ever. He loves art - folk, sculpture, modern (sometimes the weirder the better) and he created about half the pieces in our house. We live in Atlanta, watch garbage TV and eat/cook good food. Help! Cameo from garbage TV cast member announcing an experiential gift Glaze Studio matchboxes Meet Your Matches commission Pedersen + Lennard bird feeder George Jensen bottle opener or cocktail shaker The materials for a Self Assembly project Do It Yourself by Thomas Barnthaler Vinty vintage/classic car rental Banner Butter    Old soul male significant other who manages to find all the wilderness in nyc (birding in prospect park, surfing in the rockaways) in his 20s. Matuse wetsuit—or gloves or booties Merch (or sauna time or a haircut) from Almeda Club, a cute Rockaways surf shop Overnight stay in the Rockaways at The Rockaway Hotel or the vintage 1963 Shasta camper on Hipcamp Trip to Mohonk Mountain House (also does daypasses) Bose Soundlink indoor/outdoor speaker Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day Donation to Laru Beya Collective Girlfriend who is super Catholic but also super woo and into crystals, energy, etc. Cool cross necklace from Pamela Love, Chan Luu, or Erica Weiner (coral, turquoise, etc.!) Spur—if there's a crystal that means something to her, get it made into jewelry! PIA jewelry  Vintage books on herbalism Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood Golde Complete wellness and beauty kit Crockd Pottery Kit Donation to DignityUSA My ex husband who doesn't deserve a gift but we share a daughter together  Something for them to do together—tickets to a basketball game or a museum, a video game, etc.   A friend who I had a thing with (years ago) and has a jealous girlfriend Nothing! This person does not need a gift from you! If you want to win her over, something consumable for them: Westbourne snacks, Zingerman's noodle kugel, Pizzeria Bianco pizzas, Loria Stern something, or Blackberry Farm biscuits three ways    For last year's gift guides, head here and here.   Keep those VMs and DMs coming at 833-632-5463 and @athingortwohq!   Shop all of our favorite gift picks at MoMA Design Store—so much stunning stuff, and it's 10% of now through November 24 with the code ATHINGORTWO online or in store. 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What Next: White Supremacy on Trial in Charlottesville

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 31:44


It's been over four years since white supremacists gathered in a violent and deadly demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, nine people are suing the organizers and groups involved with the Unite the Right rally as they try to prove the protest was a conspiracy to commit racially-motivated violence. This isn't the first time white supremacists have been taken to court -- but could this trial spell real consequences? Guest: Kathleen Belew, a historian at the University of Chicago, and the author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America and A Field Guide to White Supremacy. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
White Supremacy on Trial in Charlottesville

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 31:44


It's been over four years since white supremacists gathered in a violent and deadly demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, nine people are suing the organizers and groups involved with the Unite the Right rally as they try to prove the protest was a conspiracy to commit racially-motivated violence. This isn't the first time white supremacists have been taken to court -- but could this trial spell real consequences? Guest: Kathleen Belew, a historian at the University of Chicago, and the author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America and A Field Guide to White Supremacy. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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What Next: White Supremacy on Trial in Charlottesville

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 31:44


It's been over four years since white supremacists gathered in a violent and deadly demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, nine people are suing the organizers and groups involved with the Unite the Right rally as they try to prove the protest was a conspiracy to commit racially-motivated violence. This isn't the first time white supremacists have been taken to court -- but could this trial spell real consequences? Guest: Kathleen Belew, a historian at the University of Chicago, and the author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America and A Field Guide to White Supremacy. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices