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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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#90: 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

#89 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 commerce/education/e [...]

Duration:00:23:32

WWI #88: What if plants could heal? Master Shaman Victoria Carella

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

#87 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

WWI #86: Author, filmmaker, and environmental activist Maryam Henein; CBD Oil/Colony Collapse Disorder

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

WWI #85: Director Chris Bell talks nutrition, film-making and his new film Leaf of Faith (May 2018)

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

WWI #84: John Mathis discusses the amazing 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

WWI #83 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

WWI #82 Dr. Joseph Uscinski and Conspiracy Theories

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

WWI #81: Author/Podcaster Jason Seib Discusses the Psychology of Fat Loss & Body Image for Women

12/29/2017
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Jason Seib is the creator of the AltShift Diet, the author of The Paleo Coach and Body Beliefs and the co-host of the AltShift Podcast. He is also the founder and co-owner of AltShift Fitness and Fat Loss located in the Portland, Oregon area. I would describe Jason as an expert in the psychology of weight loss and fitness, a subject that is as complex as the weight problem we face in America. From his site: “Jason speaks on the subject of fat loss regularly, delivering his Sustainable...

Duration:01:50:30

WWI #79: Pro-skateboarder, writer, coach and world traveler, Sean Michael Hayes

12/2/2017
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Sean Hayes, professional skateboarder, author, and world traveler. He joins us to talk about unconventional ways of dealing with depression through experiencing life fully through all that it throws at us. We delve into philosophy, ayahuasca, morals and death. This was a great show and truly back to the roots about what the WWI Podcast is all about. I think you’ll really enjoy the show. To find out more about Sean visit: www.canadianhayes.com or twitter/Instagram...

Duration:01:15:02

WWI #78 Hans Fex recounts a harrowing adventure scaling Dracula’s Castle in the middle of the night!

11/17/2017
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Hans Fex is a successful entrepreneur and the creator of the fascinating Mini-Museum (www.minimuseum.com). What is a mini-museum? In a nutshell, it is a collection of rare and interesting artifacts, sliced and diced into tiny specimens and sealed in a small epoxy display case. If you’re a history buff or fascinated by artifacts, this item is right up your alley. I own one myself and love to watch my friends and family gaze at the collection of specimens which included a small piece of...

Duration:00:32:04

WWI #77 (technically #76.5) - The Halloween Ghost Hunt Part 2 - The discussion

10/31/2017
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So, did the ghost hunt and follow-on discussion persuade me that there are indeed ghosts amongst us? You’ll have to listen to find out. In this companion episode to WWI#76 I pick John Mathis’ and Vincent Genna’s brains about the paranormal world. We review some of the events of the night and discuss personal stories with the unexplained. Please visit: www.wearedapperties.com and support the show with the promo code “WHATIF” for free shipping at checkout. Visit www.waitwhatif.com for...

Duration:00:59:54

WWI #76 LIVE Halloween Ghost Hunt at Revival 1869 in Clayton, NC - PART 1

10/27/2017
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On October 16, 2017, I invited paranormal investigator John Mathis and renowned psychic Vincent Genna to explore the possible sources of unexplained events taking place at Revival 1869, a craft cocktail bar located at the center of Clayton, NC. As a self-proclaimed skeptic-at-heart, I wanted a chance to see these events through the eyes of true believers and approach the investigation with an open mind about the possibility that some things exist beyond our five senses. The Wait What If...

Duration:01:00:36

WWI #75: @awayward_ Travels the world based solely on Twitter voting!

10/14/2017
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Hey, we’re broadcasting the annual HALLOWEEN LIVE EPISODE this MONDAY 10/16 (that’s two days from now) from Mike and Maleah’s bar Revival 1869! We’re investigating unexplained events with some paranormal experts. The show starts at 9pm. I’ll tweet out the link from @wwipodcast and post the feed to the WWI FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/wwipodcast) The video will be on demand, so check it out if you can! Today’s guest (who wishes to remain anonymous) travels the world via twitter polls....

Duration:01:19:27

WWI #74 Deep discussions with Elder from the YouTube channel “The Open Debate”

9/30/2017
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This is the final installment of my First Amendment series where I interviewed a number of guests (liberal and conservative) who share the common passion of “freedom” from oppression via de facto censorship. From his patreon site: As many of you are aware YouTube has been getting quite strict around what they consider “sensitive” content and as a result I have decided to start a Patreon. I make videos focusing on the social injustices and racial hypocrisy we are forced to deal with...

Duration:00:37:29

WWI #73 Daniel Duerst, creator of YouTube Channel “Duerst the Wuerst”

9/16/2017
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Daniel Duerst is the creator of “Duerst the Wuerst” YouTube channel. He describes himself as “I am a center left, liberalish guy who goes around filming political protests, live bands, and other crazy, random, weird occurrences.” We live in a strange era where the average person with a cell phone can become a citizen journalist just by the act of live streaming political events. This is great in that we can watch events unfold in real time without the bias so often interjected by the big...

Duration:00:36:34

WWI #72: Were the moon landings a big conspiracy? How about 9/11? Spoiler alert - they weren’t but today’s guest will try and convince me otherwise!

9/1/2017
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So this is a bit outside my normal episode but I thought it would be fun. We got into a back and forth on twitter over the veracity of NASA’s claims out going to the moon. I dropped some 5th-grade science and think I won the debate. Take a listen and let me know who you think won! WWI Podcast is brought to you by www.wearedapperties.com We Are Dapper Ties is owned and run by brothers Andrew and Julian. They started the company as broke college students who were tired of paying ridiculous...

Duration:01:24:34

WWI #71 - Based in LA with Jeffrey Mark Klein and Tim Stabers

8/18/2017
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Based in LA is a media company focused on comedy, culture and politics. Their modis operandi is to counter the predominantly leftist culture of Hollywood and offer an alternate but equally valid view of politics, society and culture. Based in LA captures their audiences attention by embedding themselves within the often chaotic scenes of contemporary activism. We’ve seen the state of political discourse decay into violent stifling of opinion resulting in stark polarization of political...

Duration:01:34:32

WWI #70 Summer Shorts #2 - Crowd Funded Indie Films: Zombie with a Shotgun actor Kyle Hester

8/4/2017
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Kyle Hester joined me to talk about how modern technology has created a golden age for indie film makers. He has (from what I countd on IMDB) more than 20 acting credits to his name and is appearing in the up comming indie film Zombie with a Shotgun! He is great resource for the process of crowd funding films and if you’re an aspiring film-maker then your chances of landing on the big screen are better today than ever! We cat about the film-making process; acting; and guaging success. You...

Duration:00:40:06

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