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Ep157 – Justin Gest

Since ISIS captured the attention of the West by beheading foreign journalists, the news media has been obsessed with covering them. Since 9/11, some of the most eye-catching terror-related stories have been about Western...

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Ep156 – Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty thinks an awful lot about death. In fact, she’s been doing it for years and that’s what lead her to become a mortician. In Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons...

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Ep155 – Vanessa Tyson Part 3

Vanessa Tyson is a Professor of Government at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. In this third episode of our series of conversations with Vanessa, Bryan booked a TV job! So,...

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Ep154 – William Deresiewicz

As a Professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz became concerned by what had happened to America’s education. More than anything, he found that rather than turning out leaders was turning out a bunch of mindless...

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Ep62 – Bret Ernst

Bryan sits down with good friend and comedian, Bret Ernst. They discuss comedy, acting, entertainment, sports and Bret marriage plans. This is our first installment of comedy Thursdays. Be sure to check us out...

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Ep96 – Jared Diamond

More than any other, the book we mention most on this podcast is Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. It’s a tremendous honor to have the man himself on the podcast today. In...

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Ep60 – Kim Dower

Kim Dower is fast becoming acclaimed in the poetry world for her humor and “turns.” The Los Angeles Times described her first collection Air Kissing on Mars as, “sensual and evocative lyrical snapshots of...

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Ep130 – Coach Bill Courtney

In 2011, Coach Bill Courtney was catapulted to national fame when Undefeated, a documentary about his volunteer coaching of the Manassas High Football team, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Manassas, in a...