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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

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United States

Description:

A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Language:

English


Episodes

LEGO with Mike Laybourne

12/1/2020
Episode 33 with fellow agent Mike Laybourne (Agent Hunt), who has written about LEGO on AgentPalmer.com and is on the show to talk about our favorite plastic bricks. When we started, how we came back to them, why we enjoy them, collect them, and more. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com Mike's Corner (Mike Laybourne's YouTube Channel) Tweets @ThePalmerFiles @AgentPalmer @MikeLaybourne Other Links The Power of Play - How Fun and...

Duration:01:29:35

Nophek Gloss with Author Essa Hansen

11/17/2020
Episode 32 features the return of Essa Hansen (also Nia) to discuss her book Nophek Gloss, which is the first book of The Graven Trilogy, as well as, first work and second work, universal truths, and process. If you would like to know more about her day job (first work) at Skywalker Sound, listen to Episode 21 where we discuss Sound Design. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com EssaHansen.com ‘Nophek Gloss’ is a genre-defying good...

Duration:01:06:39

Video Games with Andy Spiteri

11/3/2020
Episode 31 features Andy Spiteri, Editor-in-chief of Zelda Dungeon and host of The Champions' Cast, Omega Metroid, and Virtual Theater, who joins me to discuss video games; why we like them, why they are important, and how things have changed, to name a few. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com ZeldaDungeon.net The Champions' Cast Omega Metroid Virtual...

Duration:01:13:48

Fighting for What's Right with Author Alan Jennings

10/20/2020
Episode 30 features Alan Jennings, author of the book The Pursuit of Fairness and perhaps the most motivated person on the planet. Alan has done a lot to improve the bad to better, and we discuss that plus non-profit culture, community action, our shared love of baseball, and much much more. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com How To Make A Difference: A review of Alan Jennings’ The Pursuit of Fairness Get your copy of The Pursuit...

Duration:00:54:12

Computer History with Sean Haas

10/6/2020
Episode 29 features Sean Haas, host and creator of Advent of Computing, "a podcast about the shocking, intriguing, and all too often relevant history of computing. A lot of little things we take for granted today have rich stories behind their creation." We discuss the importance of computer history, our device history, and generally geek out about technology. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com AdventofComputing.com Support Advent...

Duration:01:00:56

Friendship: Episode IV - Chris Maier

9/22/2020
Episode 28 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Chris Maier as the fourth of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close. What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others like it all contain four main questions. Through the answers to those questions, the discussions, and the stories that ensue, Chris and I will dive deep into our shared past, and the meaning of and perhaps the reason for our friendship. Mentioned and Helpful Links from This...

Duration:01:16:29

Friendship: Episode III - Bill Sweeney

9/8/2020
Episode 27 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Bill Sweeney as the third of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close. What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others like it all contain four main questions. Through the answers to those questions, the discussions, and the stories that ensue, Bill and I will dive deep into our shared past, and the meaning of and perhaps the reason for our friendship. Mentioned and Helpful Links from This...

Duration:01:06:17

Friendship: Episode II - Christopher J. Hughes

8/25/2020
Episode 26 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Christopher J. Hughes as the second of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close. What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others like it all contain four main questions. Through the answers to those questions, the discussions and the stories that ensue, Christopher J. Hughes and I will dive deep into our shared past, and the meaning of and perhaps the reason for our friendship. Mentioned and...

Duration:01:01:43

Friendship: Episode I - Jason Zapata

8/11/2020
Episode 25 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Jason Zapata as the first of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close. What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others like it all contain four main questions. Through the answers to those questions, the discussions and the stories that ensue, Jason Zapata and I will dive deep into our shared past, and the meaning of and perhaps the reason for our friendship. Mentioned and Helpful Links from...

Duration:01:04:21

To Change Your Luck by Jason Stershic

7/28/2020
Episode 24 features Agent Palmer (Jason Stershic) remastering the radio program that was his capstone project as a Senior at Keystone College, which helped him to graduate with a Bachelors's Degree in Communications, titled "To Change Your Luck." The syllabus for the course that this project came from states that the goal was “aimed at providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate both critical and creative thinking skills and the research capabilities they have acquired as...

Duration:01:03:40

A Conversation with Wizards Composer Andrew Belling

7/14/2020
Episode 23 features artist of all trades Andrew Belling, the composer behind the Wizards score, and a film I absolutely adore. We discuss his start, his dreams, positivity, how the industry has changed, and being talented and lucky. We also go behind the scenes on the creation of the score for Wizards, meeting John Williams, working with early synthesizers and so much more. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This...

Duration:00:46:13

Spy Fiction with Shane Whaley of Spybrary

6/30/2020
Episode 22 features Spybrarian Shane Whaley, host and creator of The Spybrary Podcast. We discuss getting started in the fandom of spy fiction, James Bond, Len Deighton, the Cold War as perhaps the hottest topic, human intelligence, and sometimes spy fact being stranger than spy fiction. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com Spybrary.com The Wicked Theory Podcast Patreon to listen to "Ed Bonds with Bill" Agent Palmer's Brush Pass...

Duration:01:02:11

Sound Design with Nia Hansen

6/16/2020
Episode 21 features Sound Designer Nia Hansen, who has spent her career at Skywalker Sound working on many films from Pixar and Marvel, plus other franchises like Jurassic World and How to Train Your Dragon. We discuss starting in the deep end, processes that make large projects manageable, having too many hobbies with not enough time, and “creating magic” for a living. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com EssaHansen.com (Where you...

Duration:01:20:16

Visual Effects with Kevin Lingenfelser

6/2/2020
Episode 20 features Visual effects wizard Kevin Lingenfelser, who has worked on such titles as Demolition Man, Waterworld, Preacher, Agents of SHIELD, The Orville, and many many more. We discuss his origins and then dive into what goes into visual effects, where the industry is going, and glance at what could be a limitless future. During the episode we cover: The films that started his passionThe Kubert SchoolA portfolio of 35mm SlidesConnections A ILMCold CallingCinesite Mentioned and...

Duration:00:43:48

Self-Help and Philosophy with Author Kurt Sussman

5/19/2020
Episode 19 features author Kurt Sussman, who has spent a lifetime practicing martial arts, learning philosophy, and sharing both with anyone who is interested. We discuss those teachings and dive into the origins and principles of his book “Out of My Mind… And Intending to Stay There” A Battle Plan for Life. During the episode we cover: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com KurtSussman.com Other Links Get a Copy of Kurt Sussman's book "Out of My Mind... And...

Duration:01:09:02

Graphic Design and Illustration with Ryan Lynn

5/5/2020
Episode 18 features Illustrator Ryan Lynn, who has worked with Miller Lite, the NFL, and many others. We discuss those projects plus; graphic design, inspiration, illustration, balance, and of course process… During the episode we discuss: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com RyanLynnDesign.com Ryan's Instagram @RyanLynnDesign Ryan's Dribbble Other Links Agent Palmer's original text interview with Ryan...

Duration:01:16:42

Biography with Author Brian Jay Jones

4/21/2020
Episode 17 features biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of 4 books covering Washington Irving, Jim Henson, George Lucas, and Dr. Suess. We discuss lessons learned from those biographies, the writing process, and the value of one’s own work. During the episode we discuss: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode AgentPalmer.com BrianJayJones.com Books by Brian Jay Jones Washington Irving: An American Original Jim Henson: The Biography George Lucas: A Life (My Review of George...

Duration:01:01:47

Zooarchaeology with Alex Fitzpatrick

4/7/2020
Episode 16 features Alex Fitzpatrick; zooarchaeologist, podcaster, blogger, and gamer. We discuss zooarchaeology, video games, wrestling, and much more. Alex stopped by to tell me what a zooarchaeologist is, plus we discuss higher education, Star Wars, Wrestling, Storytelling, and Animal Crossing. During the episode we discuss: Mentioned and Helpful Links from This...

Duration:01:00:38

The Passing of the Storyteller - A Story and the Process and Journey of That Story by Agent Palmer

3/24/2020
Episode 15 features Agent Palmer and a short story titled "The Passing of a Storyteller" and the journey that that story took to become a story and then a narration and then a video. Agent Palmer also mentions some of his favorite content creators like Loading Ready Run and Day[9]. Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode The Passing of a Storyteller (The Video) The Passing of a Storyteller (The Text) The Story of the Story of The Passing of a Storyteller (Basis for the...

Duration:00:29:42

Recording and the Process of Doing with Henno Heitur

3/10/2020
Episode 14 features Henno Heitur, a musician, podcaster, and friend. We discuss audio production, learning by doing, recording an album, podcast jingles, and taking the leap from wanting to actually doing. Henno stopped by to discuss the album he is recording with his band Doghouse. And what you are in for is an episode in two parts. Part one, where Henno tells me all about his past and present in recording and audio engineering plus what he’s learned about the process of recording an album...

Duration:01:06:13