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#23 Reddit Rambling and the Wild West of Online Culture with Robert Allam (GallowBoob)

Robert Allam AKA "GallowBoob" is the CMO at Supload and has the 1st largest karma account on Reddit. He's been featured on Forbes, Meme Insider, and a bunch more for his internet wizardry, including having a Gfycat account with over 183 million views. In our conversation we covered how he got into Reddit, his current work with Supload, how complex online culture is between advertisers, brands, and content creators, free speech on social media, beards, and much more. Enjoy! Follow Rob on...


#22 A Nuanced Understanding of Truth, Labels, and Language Games with Jared Byas

Jared Byas is a former professor, pastor, and current author, entrepreneur, and co-host of The Bible For Normal People podcast with Pete Enns. In our conversation we got into what constitutes beliefs and how to have better conversations around topics of privilege, labeling, language games, truth, religion, and more. Enjoy! Follow Jared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbyasauthor/ Follow Jared on Twitter: @jbyas Listen to The Bible For Normal People:...


#21 Building and Balancing a Life Around Music with Trevor Gordon Hall

Trevor Gordon Hall is a fingerstyle guitarist that writes instrumental music and has toured all around the world with artists like John Mayer, Steve Miller, Andy McKee, Dar Williams, Phil Keaggy, and a bunch more. He's been rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and has been featured on NPR, NBC, and PBS. In our talk we went through the highs and lows of his story, what it's like touring and balancing a music career with family...


#20 Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing an Identity with Nathan Allebach

It's your host, Nathan Allebach. I wanted to give you all some backstory to who I am and how I got into what I do. It's a story of being born into a very tight knit religious community, rebelling against it, going through existential angst from rebelling against it, using songwriting and other outlets as coping mechanisms to manage the angst, going through a mental breakdown on a Weezer cruise from not managing it well, then rediscovering and constructing who I was in the aftermath around...


#19 Deconstructing The "Intellectual Dark Web" with Eiynah (@NiceMangos)

Eiynah is a Pakistani-Canadian blogger, illustrator, and host of the "Polite Conversations" podcast. She rides the social tension of both publicly criticizing Islam as an ideology, as well as anti-Muslim bigotry, which is an ongoing struggle for nuance in today's climate. In our conversation we processed through the movement of the "Intellectual Dark Web" and shared our critical sentiment of individuals like Dave Rubin, Jordan Peterson, Maajid Nawaz, Sam Harris, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who...


#18 Stoicism as a Philosophy of Life and How To Manage Social Criticism with Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is a Philosophy Professor at the City College of New York, a biologist, author, social critic, and the former co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast. He also hosts a podcast called Stoic Meditations and he just released a new book titled "How To Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy To Live A Modern Life." In this episode we also touched on the moral dilemmas of free will and justice, virtue signaling, sensationalism, reactionary movements, navigating the pop culture...


#13 Twitter Culture, Comedy, and Living in Strange Times with Kellen Schneider AKA @captainkalvis

Kellen Schneider is a comedian and Twitter personality who goes by @captainkalvis. He's written some of the best original joke content on Twitter (which gets stolen by tweetdeckers and meme curators for profit) and works in LA! We talked about what got him into comedy, what got him into writing jokes on Twitter, the state of social and political madness in 2018, being a comedian in 2018, and much more. Enjoy! Follow Kellen on Twitter at @captainkalvis


#12 Jungian Archetypes, The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon, and How To Think Critically with Jeff Cassel

Jeff Cassel is a designer, guitarist, and all around creative wizard. We've known each other for around 15 years so in this episode we opened up with a bit on our history and walked through Jeff's childhood, specifically in how he was raised by two families in two ways of thinking, which shaped his perspective of dualism early on. From there we got into the topic of archetypes centered around Carl Jung's work— something that Jeff is fascinated by and studies constantly. After that we...


#11 Idiot College Intern Steve with Bob Hunsberger

Bob Hunsberger is a writer, musician, and the man behind @theidiotintern Steve! He started interning at our agency in January and fully developed "Idiot College Intern Steve," who is a character on Twitter that plays the clumsy, positive, borderline crazy intern of Steak-umm Meats. In our talk we covered the story of how the Steve character came to be and went through what it's like working on social media together. Enjoy! Follow "Steve" at @theidiotintern


#10 Anthony Bourdain, The Intellectual Dark Web, and Creating Valuable Work with Daniele Bolelli

Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-born professor, martial artist, podcaster, and author of several books including On the Warrior's Path and Not Afraid. He's appeared as a guest on popular podcasts such as Joe Rogan's, Adam Carolla's, and Skepticality, the official podcast of the Skeptic Society. We opened up our conversation by touching on the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, then got a bit into Daniele's experience in losing his wife and having to raise his daughter on his own. We then went...


#9 Pentecostal to Progressive Christianity with Jennifer C. Martin

Jennifer is the Senior Editor at Topix and has had her writing featured on UPROXX, Splinter News, Gawker, and Jezebel, and describes herself as a "Christian who refuses to behave." In our talk she went through her story growing up in the Pentecostal Church of God and how she moved out of that religious denomination into a more progressive worldview. We also covered a bunch of various talking points within Christian culture as a whole. Enjoy! Follow Jennifer on Twitter at @notreallyjcm


#8 Philly Music, Institutional Racism, and Political Polarization with Brian Walker

Brian Walker is the man behind the band "A Day Without Love," he's a community organizer, and founder of the Philadelphia DIY Facebook Group, which consists of nearly 8,000 members sharing promotional tools, music, and stories. In our talk we went through Brian's upbringing and the effect it's had on his songwriting and identity, we covered a bit about race in America and his experience as a black emo/indie songwriter, and we touched on outrage culture, identity politics, and a bunch of...


#7 Deconstructing and Reconstructing Christianity with David Hayward (Naked Pastor)

David Hayward has a Master of Theology and over 30 years of pastoral experience. Since 2006 he's run the blog Naked Pastor where he "undresses religion, religious community, and spirituality through writings, art, and cartoons." In this episode we talked about the cool projects David is involved with, shared our experiences growing up in the church, and worked through what it is to deconstruct religious baggage while reconstructing community and identity within the same framework. Enjoy!...


#6 Wendy's Twitter Roasts, Postmates, and Life in Social Media with Amy Brown

Amy Brown is the former Social Media Manager for Wendy's and is the current Social Media Manager for Postmates! In this episode we went through the story of how she got to where she is today, what it's like to be the human behind a brand gone viral, and some of the fun (and craziness) of working in social media. Enjoy! Follow Amy on Twitter at @arb


#5 Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, and Universal Basic Income with Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan is a transhumanist, futurist, author, and journalist. He's a former reporter for National Geographic, ran for president in 2016, and is running for governor of California in 2018 under the libertarian party. In this episode we got into what transhumanism is, what his policy platforms are, and tackled a lot of the questions people generally have around these topics. Enjoy! Follow Zoltan at @zoltan_istvan on Twitter


#4 Personal Identity Versus Brand Identity with Nelson Floyd

Nelson Floyd is the owner of Speakeasy Coffee Company, drummer of Swift River Still, and a bunch of other cool stuff... but does any of that define who he is as a person? In this episode we talk about how "what we do" is often equated with "who we are" and a bunch more! Follow Nelson at @nelsonfloyd Follow Speakeasy Coffee at @secoffeeco on Twitter OR @speakeasycoffeeco on Instagram


#3 Sofar Sounds and Small Towns with Carolyn Lederach

Carolyn Lederach is the Sofar Sounds Philadelphia City Leader where she coordinates monthly concerts in third places around Philly. In this episode we cover the ins and outs of Sofar Sounds, get into the story of how Carolyn got to where she is today, and talk about our small town upbringings and how that ties into what we do! Follow Carolyn at @CLed1024 Follow Sofar Sounds at @sofarsounds


#2 The Future Of Education with Mike Pflueger

Mike Pflueger is a teacher and artist based out of the Philadelphia area. In this episode we got together to talk about the education system, inner city life, futurism, artificial intelligence, and many more fun ramblings! Follow him at @astrocadia


#1 A Piece Of The MoonPie with Patrick Wells

Patrick Wells AKA MoonPie himself joined me in the studio for our first episode to talk about the MoonPie Twitter account, social media marketing, and life in the advertising world!