Episode 009 (Pt. 1) - Personality
Guest Deanna Valone joins Adam in discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various personality traits and the ways in which we self-identify. The two share anecdotes about previous workplace experiences and current methods of utilizing their eccentricities to engage students during guitar lessons.(Recorded May 28, 2018)
Episode 009 (Pt. 2) - Ayahuasca in Ecuador
The conversation takes a spiritual turn as Adam goes into detail with Deanna about his ayahuasca experience in Ecuador.Themes include: coming to grips with one's own mortality, actively being the embodiment of love, deriving meaning from nature's patterns, and the importance of meaningful conversations.
Episode 008 (Pt. 1) - Moral Compass
*a.k.a. "The Godcast"* A conversation about current superhero movies turns into a much more in-depth exploration of morality and its origins. Guest Nathan Rainey joins Adam and Joseph in a discussion about the classic struggle of Good vs. Evil. Regardless of your religious affiliation (or lack thereof) you will surely find something of value in this discussion.(Recorded June 10, 2017)
Episode 008 (Pt. 2) - Truth & Purpose
Guest Nathan Rainey posits that the two main human desires are Truth and Purpose. The struggle of Good vs. Evil is further explored as Purpose vs. Violation of Purpose.Other related topics of discussion include: origin, meaning, destiny, corruption, infinity, Science, and donation.
Episode 007 (Pt. 1) - Americult History X
Adam talks with guest Mark Morin about their time together in Americult. Topics include: the band's inception, high and low points, missed opportunities, creative choices, appealing to musicians, being the "odd" band, the music scene during the mid 2000s, and the band's eventual downfall. Mark explains his transition to Jiu-Jitsu and the common principles between the worlds of music and martial arts . They also talk about "setting the bar" and the importance of checking one's ego.(Recorded...
Episode 007 (Pt. 2) - Sensei Whaaaat?!
Adam and guest Mark Morin share some of their teaching experiences and instructional strategies. Other notable topics include: self-discipline, risk, breaking out of the 9-5 routine, and the power of belief. The conversation comes around full circle with the discussion of newer music and, of course, their love for The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Episode 006 - Jackson in Slomo
Adam discusses all things music with his guest Jackson Albracht (vocalist/guitarist for Slomo Drags). Specifics include: influences, creative approach, and the pros and cons of the artistic lifestyle.(Recorded May 26, 2017)
Episode 005 - +/-
Joseph attempts to understand Adam's previous and ongoing struggles with depression and the difficulties of being overly self-analytical.The duo also discuss positivity, ambition, open-mindedness, systems, belonging to something while staying true to oneself, creative approaches, maintaining longevity in one's pursuits, and, of course, comedy... because what would a Mind at Large episode be without mentioning comedic situations?(Recorded May 13, 2017)
Episode 004 - Dentron 3000
Adam visits Denton, TX to talk with guests Steve Gottlieb and Julian Chalon. Topics discussed include: the permanence of recorded conversations, the qualitative inadequacy of classroom learning and the shortcomings of higher educational institutions, the importance of in-depth discussion with open-minded individuals, the human condition, psychotropics and spirituality, the subjective nature of meaning, automation and technological evolution, death, addiction/self-discipline, childhood, Dr....
Episode 003 - Censorship
How and when is censorship necessary, if at all? Words only have as much power as we allow them. Language will continue to evolve, and meanings of words can change with popular use. This is the foundation for the topic of discussion in this episode.(Recorded April 29, 2017)
Episode 002 - Mixed Bag/Value
First Segment:After Joseph describes an online confrontation he had with a judgmental vegan, we discuss the subjects of "-isms", free-thinking, drugs, the pharmaceutical industry, and comedy.Second Segment:We discuss the ways in which money, greed, passion, integrity, consumerism, and freedom of choice can influence an individual's perception of 'success'...and Adam does a terrible Morgan Freeman impression...(Recorded April 15, 2017)
Episode 001 - Honesty
In this episode, we discuss our reasons for starting the podcast and the importance of open discussion in today's society. We also touch on the subjects of respectful disagreement, relationships, commitment, and the careful consideration of one's own words and actions. This is our first episode, so it serves as an introduction into our lines of thinking and our personalities.(Recorded April 01, 2017)