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Everyone is a philosopher and everyone has an interesting story to tell, you just have to know how to ask. I find that I am surrounded by some of the most interesting people in the world. They are our neighbors, friends, and relatives and they help shape who we are. Some conversations are serious, some are deep, and some are silly... Enjoy :)

Everyone is a philosopher and everyone has an interesting story to tell, you just have to know how to ask. I find that I am surrounded by some of the most interesting people in the world. They are our neighbors, friends, and relatives and they help shape who we are. Some conversations are serious, some are deep, and some are silly... Enjoy :)
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Everyone is a philosopher and everyone has an interesting story to tell, you just have to know how to ask. I find that I am surrounded by some of the most interesting people in the world. They are our neighbors, friends, and relatives and they help shape who we are. Some conversations are serious, some are deep, and some are silly... Enjoy :)

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Episode 105 - Man Up!!! What does that even mean? Is it okay to be masculine in the 21st Century?

10/12/2018
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"Imagine the disappointment of a wolf when he sees a little Yorkie-poo; That's how your grandpa feels when he sees your man bun." Is it okay to use the term "man-up"? If not, are you saying that men like qualities that should be aspired to attain? Men have taken a bit of a hit over the last 25 years and it is never more evident than the bumbling, emasculated father figures depicted in TV. In today's episode, I sit with barstool philosopher Dan Molen to dissect the meaning of being a man in...

Duration:01:06:15

Episode 104: Life Coach and Not A Sorority Girl - Nicki Gorini

9/28/2018
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I'm feeling lazy tonight so I lifted this from her website www.steppingstonelifecoach.com! Nicki is a Life Coach, specializing in personal development, performance and leadership coaching. In addition to Stepping Stone Coaching, Nicki has taught coaches in training at the prestigious Accomplishment Coaching Coaches Training Program in San Diego, CA. Through Accomplishment Coaching, she had to unique opportunity to provide professional coaching and training to human resources professionals...

Duration:01:17:35

Behind the Scenes: Why being a suburban dad has been more dangerous than actual combat

9/21/2018
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Here is a little behind the scenes. Before I do an episode I have to set everything up and get my mind working. So I usually talk about what has happened during the day because I hate the typical "Check 1,2,3" sound check. Today, I decided to hit record and relayed a story of how I've come close to death numerous times as a suburbanite father. Enjoy

Duration:00:16:50

Episode #103: Live from the epicenter of Hurricane Florence - Futurism with Savanna Steel

9/13/2018
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As we are getting bombarded by a hurricane, I couldn't help but ponder how reliant on electricity we've become in such a short amount of time in human history. Savanna Steel came on the show to discuss how society has been shaped by future technologies and its implications on culture and politics. 5% off CBD Products with PROMO: WWIPODCAST from the CBDistillery! CBD Oil is the non-psychoactive compound of cannabis which hosts a number of health benefits including anti-inflammatory effects....

Duration:01:35:33

#102 RIley Anderson - Naturopathy; Psychedelics; Mind-body-Wellness; Integrative Medicine

8/27/2018
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Riley is back and he is almost finished his degree in Naturopathic Medicine. We discuss the current state of Western Medicine and where alternative medicine fits in the 21st century. Plus Riley recounts his journey into the abyss through his psychedelic experiences with Ayahuasca. Great talk! Riley has his own podcast coming out soon! Stay tuned for details. Don't forget to head over to www.waitwhatif.com for everything WWI Podcast including: 5% off CBD Products from the CBDistillery! CBD...

Duration:01:31:08

#101 - Dr. Savana Steel - Biohacking; Fasting protocols; circadian rhythm's effect on curing diabetes & obesity

8/12/2018
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Savana Steel joins me in the studio to discuss biohacking and its effect on our health. Is biohacking a "hack" term or does it still have meaning today? Do blue blocking lenses help with sleep? Is the secret to weight loss and curing obesity-related ailments simply eating within sun-up and sundown (approx 10 our window). Where does motivation come from? How do I ge the energy for doing all I do? All that and much more on this weeks - Wait... What If?

Duration:01:40:29

Celebrating 100 Episodes with John Taylor, Mike Stojic and Maleah Christie, Savanna Steele and John Mathis (and a ghost)

7/26/2018
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Past guests of the WWI Podcast met at Mike and Maleah's Revival 1869 and "revived" the original show concept and gathered for whiskey and pondering life's big questions. Typically, this means we end up talking about psychedelics, human consciousness, whether or not you should have a plan to fight (kill) your way out of every situation, ghosts, Voice of God Technology, and.... I think that covers it! Please check out John Taylors Twisted Podcast for everything True Crime. Like nude women?...

Duration:01:46:30

Bonnie "Queen B" Mann 3 x World Champ and USMC Hall of Famer

7/10/2018
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Today's episode, I talk with Bonnie "Queen B" Mann former boxing world champion and USMC Hall Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. A little over 10 years ago, I found myself separated from my military family and desperately seeking a group with the same level of connection I had experienced with my peers in the service. I found a new family in a small gym outside Raleigh, NC within a group of local boxers, MMA fighters, and Jui Jitsu fighters. Among them was Bonnie Mann. I have been wanting to get...

Duration:00:49:12

Sheri Ray from A&E's "60 Days In" recounts her journey from Corrections Officer to inmate and back.

6/24/2018
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Sheri Ray's husband was being cast for A&E's popular reality drama "60 Days In' when the producers offered her a spot in the show instead. Before she knew it, she was placed as an undercover inmate in Indiana's Clark County Jail. Sheri was a great interview and I had a lot of fun talking about how she managed to switch out of the role as a corrections officer and fit in with the inmates. We discuss everything from the role of women in law enforcement to adjusting back into family life after...

Duration:01:00:02

Author/Filmmaker James Barrat returns talk everything AI? Data eavesdropping; Kill-bots and Political Manipulation

6/10/2018
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My friend James Barrat returns to the WWI Podcast to give us an update on his outlook for the future of Artificial Intelligence. Has his typical technological pessimism eased since publishing his book "Our Final Invention" back in 2013 or has AI taken a turn for the worse? James tells a cautionary tale about AI and rightly so. Although we may not face kill-bots from the future, what's more concerning are the nefarious actions of the humans behind the technology. We've already seen our...

Duration:00:56:51

Podcaster/Author Chris Denson - Creativity, Innovation, & Parenting in the 21st Century; Plus: Stand-up Comedy & Martial Arts

5/27/2018
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Chris Denson is an award-winning innovator, marketer, stand-up comedian, and host of the Innovation Crush podcast. Chris is an expert at uncovering the best thinking and commonalities across a diverse array of cultures to bring success and innovation to creative projects. His work has been featured in Adweek, Forbes, the New York Times, and Inc. Denson was born in Detroit, Michigan and later attended Michigan State University where he earned a degree in packaging engineering and was a...

Duration:00:54:55

Paul Adams and "What does it mean to be a good person?" A little philosophizing on the back porch tonight!

5/13/2018
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Paul Adams is a friend and neighbor who is ever willing to share his philosophical views on life. He came over tonight to help my understanding of what it means to be a good person. I have trouble reconciling the fact that so many people call themselves "good" yet we waste so many resources that could be utilized to ease the suffering of other humans. We don't exactly see eye to eye on every issue but I appreciate his openness and careful contemplation with every idea placed before...

Duration:02:29:27

Nate Thoresen - AI, Universal Basic Income; Free Speech and electric cars!

4/29/2018
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Nate Thoreson who studies at North Dakota State University and is the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing for a technology start-up called Webblen. We had a great talk about the current atmosphere concerning free speech in our institutions of higher learning and even if a college education will be a necessity in the future. Nate is very knowledgeable about the cutting edge of technology and we had a great talk about Artificial Intelligence and its influence on...

Duration:00:23:32

Master Shaman Victoria Carella and plants that heal

4/14/2018
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Ms. Victoria Carella spent some time with me discussing an ancient technique of healing through Shamanism. As a practitioner of modern medicine, I am fascinated by ancient methods of healing and learning about their role in the modern world. Victoria explains how she uses cannabis as a medicinal "teacher" and the controversy over its federal legality. As such, I have to put a disclaimer on this episode: I do not condone or recommend that individuals self-medicate with plants for medical...

Duration:01:12:00

What if you were locked up in jail but innocent? Zac Baker from A&E's "60 Days In"

3/30/2018
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If there was the prototypical guest for the Wait What If Podcast, Zac Baker would fit the bill. To say he lives "a life less ordinary" would be an understatement. What brought Zac to the show was his involvement in an A&E reality show in which individuals voluntarily locked themselves up in jail to help better understand the system and hopefully fix any problems experienced first hand from an inmate's perspective. To me, this sounds like a nightmare! To Zac, it was a walk in the park. He...

Duration:00:53:14

What If All The Honey Bees Were Gone? Author, filmmaker, environmental activist Maryam Henein

3/17/2018
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Maryam Henein has been dubbed "the Erin Brockovich of the Bee Word." She is an investigative journalist, activist, functional medicine coach, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. She directed the documentary Vanishing of the Bees narrated by Ellen Page. Maryam is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker. On this episode, she discusses the benefits she gained by use of CBD oil (non-psychoactive oil from cannabis and hemp) and how non-traditional medical approaches (diet, supplements, meditation)...

Duration:01:13:20

What if all your dreams were attainable with a little hard work? Director Chris Bell - Bigger Stronger Faster

3/4/2018
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Director Chris Bell (Bigger Stronger Faster, Prescription Thugs, Trophy Kids) joins me today to chat nutrition, creativity in film-making and his upcoming film Leaf of Faith (to be released this May) which is about Kratom, an all natural plant leaf which enthusiasts claim carries a host of benefits to include opiate addiction recovery, pain relief, and anxiety reduction. Chris is a very talented film-maker and I encourage you to check out his films! As always, check out my site...

Duration:01:12:54

What if your doctor was a robot? John Mathis & advancements of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

2/15/2018
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John Mathis has been on the show a number of times and each episode he brings something completely different. This week he tells us about his work with IBM in the advancements of Artificial Intelligence in medical technology, specifically the role of Watson, IBM's trademark AI. We also dip our toes into the usual WWI topics of health and optimal nutrition. You can visit John's site at www.johnmathis.me and learn about everything from Reiki healing to his near-death experience that changed...

Duration:02:24:42

What if everything we've been told about medicine was a lie? Author Dr. Ken D. Berry - Lies My Doctor Told Me

2/2/2018
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Dr. Ken Berry is the author of “Lies My Doctor Told Me”. He wrote the book after trying to lose weight following the conventional method - low-fat, high carb, more exercise. Convention failed, as it does for the majority of those who try it but Dr. Berry didn't give up! He discovered Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution” and Mark Sisson’s “The Primal Blueprint” and not only enjoyed amazing success but changed his entire paradigm! Globally, health and wellness are at a tipping point. We are...

Duration:00:59:37

What if it was all a conspiracy? Author Dr. Joseph Uscinski

1/19/2018
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Conspiracy theories often conjure up the image of shadowy characters running the show behind the curtain. Cross the system and the system will take you out. This idea makes for a great John Grisham novel but rarely represents reality. My guest tonight is an expert of conspiracy theories and how they become a part of our culture. Do conspiracy theories expose nefarious plots to undermine the system or simply a way to address political shortcomings and help quell the feeling of...

Duration:00:50:43