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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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Episodes

WWI Episode 110: Where are all the good leaders? What is a natural born leader?

12/7/2018
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Tonight I had speaker/author Joel Hawbaker to discuss leadership. What is it? Can leaders be taught or are they forged through austerity? Do we have a crisis in leadership in the modern world? What kind of leaders will millennials make? Does the current state of the world produce good leaders? For more on Joel's books visit his site www.reallifeleading.com or visit his Amazon page. Joel is a fascinating guy and we had a great episode together! Hope you enjoy! Of course, follow me on...

Duration:00:50:50

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday for what it is, a time for friends, family and being thankful!

11/22/2018
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Every Thanksgiving my newsfeed is inundated with stories of how the meaning of Thanksgiving is oppression, colonialism and genocide. I refuse to adopt this revisionist view and choose instead to understand history as a contextual and subjective social science. Furthermore, the modern worldview of Thanksgiving as a day of giving thanks for blessings (agnostically speaking) we've received through the year is honorable and should be embraced. Thanks for listening! Happy Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:23:21

Episode 108: Live from Revival 1869! We solve all the world's problems with some whiskey!

11/15/2018
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It was time for another live episode from my favorite old school watering hole, Revival 1869. Topics include "Making a Murderer" Season 2; can anyone resist Taye Diggs; are we in a renaissance of craftsmanship; why are humans killing each other; why are we all fat and sick... Plus much much more! This was a fun show to record and we had some good whiskey and good laughs. Enjoy!

Duration:01:38:52

107: The power of a simple idea? Are conservatives Nazis? Have you read 1984?

11/3/2018
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So ideas a pretty cool. Their origin rests in the somewhat metaphysical realm of creativity in our grey matter. Synopses spark and ideas are born. From these somewhat intangible beginnings, skyscrapers rise, rockets soar, and democracies are born. It's really fascinating. Openly sharing ideas is so important because if we crush free thought, we crush the human spirit and are left with a bleak world dominated by fascist regimes If you haven't read 1984 or haven't read it in a while then...

Duration:00:34:15

106: Halloween Special: Knock Knock Ghost with Host/Comedian Richard Ryder

10/26/2018
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Richard Ryder is a stand-up comedian and host of Out TVs "Knock Knock Ghost!" Comedian Richard Ryder, trembling assistant Brian Doyle and world-class Psychic Medium Jim Hunt travel the country searching for proof of the afterlife. On Knock Knock Ghost, no place is too haunted for a laugh! Travel with the hilarious team as they explore some of Canada's most haunted locations, all while keeping a good sense of humor.

Duration:01:21:50

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