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Finlos Lives

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A series of discussions about life, the arts, media, games, philosophy, and relationships. Support us!

A series of discussions about life, the arts, media, games, philosophy, and relationships. Support us!

Location:

United States

Description:

A series of discussions about life, the arts, media, games, philosophy, and relationships. Support us!

Language:

English


Episodes

Finlos Asks - Tomi Gomory

9/29/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode is Dr. Tomi Gomory, a friend, colleague, and Mentor. Our lives intertwined when he taught my partner Eva in graduate school while I was teaching his daughter in high school. In this episode we discuss his family's move to the US after the...

Duration:01:02:02

Finlos Lives - 9.21.2022 - Juggling

9/21/2022
This week I discuss the struggles of how we balance all the things we juggle in our daily lives. Support us!

Duration:00:15:20

Finlos Lives - 8.10.2022 - The End of Summer

8/10/2022
This week I discuss transitioning away from summer and from teaching as well as Amazon Prime's the Wheel of Time. Support us!

Duration:00:13:27

Finlos Lives - 7.17.2022 - Liminal Summer

7/18/2022
This week I discuss liminal spaces, the James Webb Telescope, and Netflix's Archive 81. Support us!

Duration:00:12:43

Finlos Asks - Alice Motes

6/30/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode is Alice Motes, a long-time friend. We discuss growing up in multicultural Miami, the impact of multi-origin parents, and international perspectives on life in America. Support us!

Duration:00:47:16

Finlos Lives - 6.25.2022

6/27/2022
This week I discuss long-term relationships, threats to civil democracy, and Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi. Support us!

Duration:00:11:40

Finlos Asks - Bobe McBride

6/17/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode is Bobe McBride, a friend and fellow educator. We discuss growing up in rural southern Georgia, the impact of his parents on who he became as an adult, and how education and teacher training could make changes for the better, especially...

Duration:00:51:21

Finlos Lives - 06.10.2022

6/11/2022
A brief show to mark the arbitrary count of 20 episodes, as well as a quick review of the first four episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Support us!

Duration:00:06:19

Finlos Teaches: Banned Books

6/4/2022
Finlos Teaches is a show that explores practical classroom experiences, policy matters, the the teaching experience from educators in the field. In this episode I discuss concerns and potential consequences relating to challenges of books in public schools and libraries. This topic was recently brought to the fore for Adam Tritt, a teacher and elected official in Brevard County, Florida, when his Gofundme project raising money to purchase challenged books was discovered by a local activist...

Duration:00:31:47

Finlos Asks: Harry Nerenberg

5/30/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. My guest for this episode has impacted many lives throughout his career. Harry Nerenberg has been involved in education since he graduated from college. Whether teaching in an inner-city school in Philadelphia or an alternative school in Miami, or as a guidance...

Duration:00:57:20

Finlos Loves - Communication Part 3

5/21/2022
Finlos Loves is a show about relationships and how they work, or don't work. We offer our honest stories with guidance from professional and personal experience as therapist, teacher, and two decades of being in relationship. This episode focuses on patterns of communication and how those patterns can become barriers. The conversation is broken into several segments, the third of which finishes the the discussion about the Disney film Encanto, the complications when language can serve as a...

Duration:01:03:05

Finlos Asks - Tom Flanigan

5/13/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. In this episode I interview Tom Flanigan from Tallahassee's WFSU Public Radio station. We discuss his varying experiences in broadcast radio, the relationship between newscaster and audience, and that time he almost became a rock star. Support us!

Duration:00:58:40

Finlos Teaches featuring Jen DeRemer

5/5/2022
Finlos Teaches is a show that explores practical classroom experiences, policy matters, the the teaching experience from educators in the field. Recent data indicates that teachers are exiting the profession at an alarming rate. Common reasons are burnout, lack of pay, lack of respect, and an expectation that what can be asked of teachers is limitless. In this episode I have a conversation with Jen DeRemer. She is a fifteen-year classroom teacher veteran, and recently made the difficult...

Duration:00:45:26

Finlos Asks: Justin David

4/30/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. In this episode I interview Justin David about his career as an actor, his pursuit of the arts against the wishes of his parents, and his ability to "bullshit just about anything." Support us!

Duration:00:24:38

Finlos Loves - Communication - Part 2

4/26/2022
Finlos Loves is a show about relationships and how they work, or don't work. We offer our honest stories with guidance from professional and personal experience as therapist, teacher, and two decades of being in relationship. This episode focuses on patterns of communication and how those patterns can become barriers. The conversation is broken into several segments, the second of which addresses barriers to communication, causing harm, and the connections between communication in...

Duration:01:03:05

Finlos Loves - Communication - Part 1

4/12/2022
Finlos Loves is a show about relationships and how they work, or don't work. We offer our honest stories with guidance from professional and personal experience as therapist, teacher, and two decades of being in relationship. This episode focuses on patterns of communication and how those patterns can become barriers. The conversation is broken into several segments, the first of which addresses families of origin, the tendency for some partners to lose the thread of the story of their...

Duration:01:01:43

Finlos Asks: Avni

3/28/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. In this episode I interview Dr. Avni Vyas about motherhood and a shifting identity, blending aspects of her parents into herself, and how her poetry is the "static between the fur of words." Support us!

Duration:00:47:11

Finlos Asks: Devon

3/14/2022
Finlos Asks is a show about how people live and grow amidst impermanence. Interviews feature people who have encountered cultural shifts and life changes and explore how they have endured and flourished in life's constant changes. In this episode I interview Devon about moving across the country with his family as part of a cult; becoming a part of the hardcore scene in Tallahassee, Fl; being out of sync with his body; and the loss of a parent. Support us!

Duration:00:53:52

Finlos Teaches: Testing

3/6/2022
In this episode I explore the pros and cons of the use of standardized tests, and featuring the opinions of actual students. Support us!

Duration:00:15:48

Finlos Reads: The Gunslinger and Snow, Glass, Apples

2/27/2022
In this episode Naeem joins me to discuss his reactions to Stephen King's the Gunslinger. We talk about the plot, the strengths of the writing, and how our reactions to texts change to match our life experiences. After that I review the graphic novel Snow, Glass, Apples, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story by artist Colleen Doran. Support us!

Duration:00:26:59