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#9 Torty McManus - Jiu Jitsu, Drug Reform & Personal Pilgrimages

"You don't even have to speak the same language, once you've got Jiu Jitsu in common, you're brothers". Torty McManus is a Jiu Jitsu practitioner, advocate for drug reform and host of the Herbalized Podcast. In today's episode of the podcast, Konner and Torty talk on a shared passion: the grappling sport of Jiu Jitsu. They discuss Torty's travels through the the Jiu Jitsu Meccas of Southern California and Brazil. They also discuss some of the major factors in Jiu Jitsu that plays a big...


#8 Mark Spencer - Fossil Fuels, Climate Change and Mobilizing People to Change

"If things go on with our climate; business as usual, by even a couple more decades, we are going to start fighting over resources because there won't be enough for us". Mark Spencer is a Climate Change activist and host of the "Climactic" podcast. In today's podcast, Konner and Mark explore some of the ties between our current climate woes and how climate change has played a major factor in extinctions throughout history. They also deliberate on whether or not society truly can mobilize...


#7 Dean Wright - Psychedelics, Mental Illness and Breaking Misconceptions in Society

"We as a society could progress so much if we listened to the fringe a little bit more". Dean Wright is A Neuroscientist, Therapist and one of the founding members of the Australian Psychedelic Society which advocates the medicinal and therapeutic usage of psychedelic drugs. In this episode of the podcast, Dean discusses some of the research surrounding psychedelics, showing that these drugs could be safer and far more effective than current mental health treatments. Not only that, we...


#6 Ryan Collingwood - Tradition, Privacy and Fear of the Unknown

“Those mythologies and values that we grew up with and that society has been growing up with for a long time; maybe we are outgrowing them a lot quicker than we would like to admit." Ryan Collingwood is a South African born IT and Data nerd who has been involved in a variety of projects across his career. In this episode of the podcast, Ryan visits for the second time to provide an update on the Facebook data scandal to see what changes have been made as a result. Konner and Ryan also...


#5 Simon Goode - Morality, Work/Life balance and the Philosophy of Life Elsewhere

"The important thing about being a good human, is just to 'think'. And it sounds so obvious and simple. But when you think about it, we don't really do it enough" Simon Goode is an Astrophysics researcher who looks at unexplored data that exists between large scale structures in the universe in hope of better understanding how galaxy clusters group together within the cosmic web. In this episode of the podcast, Simon briefly explains his research, as well as other concepts in physics such...