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The World As I Like It To Be is an audio web series (aka podcast) hosted by Eric Darnley Small. For over two years, a variety of guests have come on to talk about police and politics, health and religion and a whole host of other topics. Now we have a variety of new and old contributors from all walks of life. And with new contributors comes new topics like pop culture, technology, sci/fi and fantasy (books,tv and moves), reality tv and finally celebrity gossip! We still remain committed to politics and now the show is excited to have a conservative contributor as well. You can support this show by going to store.v-tip.com and you can find us on(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Irjhzfhgi6bqfwyo7vhft4vbr3i), Radio Public and more! Sit back and enjoy the show. We debut new shows weekdays at 3:30pm est.

The World As I Like It To Be is an audio web series (aka podcast) hosted by Eric Darnley Small. For over two years, a variety of guests have come on to talk about police and politics, health and religion and a whole host of other topics. Now we have a variety of new and old contributors from all walks of life. And with new contributors comes new topics like pop culture, technology, sci/fi and fantasy (books,tv and moves), reality tv and finally celebrity gossip! We still remain committed to politics and now the show is excited to have a conservative contributor as well. You can support this show by going to store.v-tip.com and you can find us on(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Irjhzfhgi6bqfwyo7vhft4vbr3i), Radio Public and more! Sit back and enjoy the show. We debut new shows weekdays at 3:30pm est.

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United States

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The World As I Like It To Be is an audio web series (aka podcast) hosted by Eric Darnley Small. For over two years, a variety of guests have come on to talk about police and politics, health and religion and a whole host of other topics. Now we have a variety of new and old contributors from all walks of life. And with new contributors comes new topics like pop culture, technology, sci/fi and fantasy (books,tv and moves), reality tv and finally celebrity gossip! We still remain committed to politics and now the show is excited to have a conservative contributor as well. You can support this show by going to store.v-tip.com and you can find us on(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Irjhzfhgi6bqfwyo7vhft4vbr3i), Radio Public and more! Sit back and enjoy the show. We debut new shows weekdays at 3:30pm est.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP187:The Mandalorian Season Finale! MCU and Star Wars on Disney + and politics with Joshua from Atlanta

12/22/2020
This is the season finale of the podcast and Joshua and I had a blast.We could not wait to talk about the second season of the Mandalorian.And if that was not enough, the news out of Disney: where the Star Wars Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are going is a geek's dream.Fans of Star Wars and Marvel do not want to miss this episode. Also, please check out Joshua’s short film Macungie @ Macungiefilm.com.

Duration:02:08:28

EP186: The Amazing Race season thirty-two finale! Who won? Contributor: Hannah Ray

12/18/2020
It's my final episode of the podcast for 2020 with Hannah Ray and we discuss the season finale of the Amazing Race. This season started with eleven teams but in the end only one team wins the race. A few new and old concepts were brought into the race. Including the yield and a watermelon challenge. It was the most diverse cast in the history of the race. And players broke into alliances in an attempt to eliminate weaker teams. This was a strategy that effectively doomed two other teams in...

Duration:02:04:29

EP185: A wrap up for politics in 2020. Contributor: Trump supporting republican Anthony from Penn.

12/15/2020
On today’s episode a farewell to 2020 with Anthony (@RealAnthonyShow) from Pennsylvania. The Trump loving conservative republican and I pick up where we left off from the last podcast.Institutional racism, black lives matter, the republican race in Georgia, white nationalism vs socialism and his plans for 2021. But first, did Anthony have covid 19? He seems to think so. Could Trump rallies be the reason why? You will not want to miss this final political episode for 2020.

Duration:00:54:09

EP184:The FInal part of our 2020 look back. What we learned this year. Contributor: Denise from California

12/8/2020
It's the final part of our look back at 2020. Denise from California (@denisefromcalif) has a powerful takeaway, courtesy of Fareed Zakaria, that makes her look differently on covid-19. Meanwhile I (@ericdsmall) found the unprecedented fight for black lives in the US and abroad extremely encouraging. Least you forget, there were some good things to happen this year. Let's review.

Duration:01:00:50

EP183: Part 2- A look back at the norms and traditions broken in 2020. Contributor: Denise from California

12/7/2020
On today’s podcast Denise from California (@denisefromcalif) joins me to discuss all the norms and traditions broken by Donald Trump, his administration and the republican party. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gives insight as to what this could mean for 2021 and beyond.

Duration:01:24:07

EP182:Part1-Lessons learned in 2020? The media or the democratic party learned anything? Contributor:Denise from Calif

11/30/2020
On today’s podcast Denise from California (@denisefromcalif) joins me to discuss lessons learned in 2020.It is a twist on our usual end of the year review. In this part one we list three things we learned from this year.Denise focuses on the media while I discuss the democratic party and progressive ideas.This is one to listen to if you want to know how we do better next time.

Duration:01:32:07

EP181:Amazing Race is down to eight teams & things get interesting. Who will be eliminated next? Contributor Hannah Ray

11/20/2020
Hannah Ray and @ericdsmall discuss The Amazing Race episodes five and six.Drama befalls the five-team alliance (or is it only three teams?!?).Meanwhile, manual transmission causes nothing but trouble for Will and James and Kaylynn and Haley.Victoria and Michelle struggle to get from point A to point B in Paris while Aparna and Eswar are stumped at a roadblock.One or more of these teams are eliminated, but which ones?

Duration:02:00:43

EP180: Georgia on our minds! Democrats miss the point! A strike on Iran? Contributor Joshua from ATL

11/17/2020
On today's #theworldasilike podcast, Joshua from Atlanta, Georgia and I talk the 2020 election and the runoff election looming in his state. How do things look for the dems? Then, what does the future look like for the democratic party? How does the destruction of norms and values by the republican party and a possible attack on Iran could bring about the change Trump wants? If it happens it will surely bring misery and pain to us all.

Duration:02:04:29

EP179: Donald Trump, the election and voter fraud. Post election podcast with Trump supporter Anthony from Penn.

11/13/2020
Trump supporter Anthony from Penn (twitter: @realanthonyshow) and Eric (@ericdsmall) talk about experiences voting in Pennsylvania and New York.Then, should Donald Trump continue his legal fight on voter fraud even as his legal avenues begin to dwindle?Finally, racism in America.Does institutional racism exist?Did it ever exist?What is an ism?What does it mean for something to be systemic?A heated back and forth between Eric and Anthony as both sides passionately argue for their points of...

Duration:02:26:19

EP178: A review of the season finale of Lovecraft Country and premiere of The Mandalorian. Contributor: Joshua from Atl

11/10/2020
On today’s show Joshua from Atlanta and I discuss the finale of Lovecraft Country. The show is a new genre of black themed fantasy series and has received good rating and great reviews.With heavy weights like Peele and Abrams behind it, you would expect nothing less.But I have some issues with the show’s plot, characters and theme. We discuss. Then The Mandalorian season two picks up where season one left off.But after two episodes we don’t get much further on understanding who "the child"...

Duration:02:05:53

EP177: What you need to know to make it as a musician today. Guest contributor: Steve Vito

11/9/2020
On today’s episode it is a pleasure to talk to music producer Steve Vito (www.stevevito.com) about his journey as a song writer, then performer and then music producer.The goal of this episode is to give real, straight talk on what it takes to be an artist today.While it is the easiest it has ever been to produce and distribute music, there are still tricks and traps to avoid and Steve is here to tell us how!

Duration:01:10:15

EP176: The Amazing Race! Will and James plot an alliance! Kaylynn and Haley make a move! Contributor: Hannah Ray

11/6/2020
On today's episode, we step away from politics and discuss the Amazing Race Season 32. Hannah Ray and Eric D Small discuss two cutthroat episodes. Boyfriends Will and James plot to eliminate dating couple Leo and Alana. What did they do? Meanwhile the alliance between the gay guys, the engineers, the football players, the volleyball players and the married couple pays off while other teams struggle. And what to make of Louisiana sisters Michelle and Victoria and father and son James and...

Duration:01:27:28

EP175: Post election episode. Who won? Who lost? What to make of the election? Contributor: Denise from Calif

11/5/2020
The election is not over, but on today’s podcast we will give opinion and analysis on what went wrong for democrats and what went right for Joe Biden.Where the election stands and what future to expect with a Biden administration or a Trump win.

Duration:01:30:25

EP174: Election eve overview. All the races happening tomorrow. How are dems doing? Contributor: Denise from Calif

11/2/2020
Tomorrow is election day! Early voting is happening nationwide, but many will wait till tomorrow to vote. If you are one of them, and you ever wondered where the presidential race stands as well as other national races, referendums and propositions, this is the podcast you want to listen to! Could 15 states plus DC end up decriminalizing marijuana? Could Oregon be the first state to decriminalize all drugs? Check it out.

Duration:02:01:31

Ep 173: Trump rally in Penn! ACB on the court and who will win in 2020. Contributor: Anthony from Penn.

10/29/2020
On today’s show, another battle of the liberal vs the conservative.Trump supporter Anthony (@realanthonyx) went to the Trump rally in Pennsylvania this week. I am dying to know if there was social distancing and masks.Next up, the coronavirus and the cure.The president said we beat covid as numbers are breaking records in parts of Texas and Michigan.Is the path to winning really herd immunity?Then the role of government when it comes to the distribution of wealth.What does history tell us...

Duration:02:16:09

EP172: The Amazing Race 32! Charlotte Kirk and the #metoo movement! Contributor: Hannah Ray

10/23/2020
On today’s episode, we step away from politics to talk about one of the greatest reality tv shows. I am excited to see the return of the Amazing Race to CBS. Hannah and I discuss the show.Who do we think will win? Who are we rooting for? And who are you rooting for?Send us a message. Then British actress Charlotte Kirk is denied the removal of a gag order placed on her by very powerful men in Hollywood. Is she the victim of Hollywood’s infamous casting couch or its prolific blackmailer?...

Duration:01:58:44

EP171: Part Two of our conversation on the church, religion and politics. Contributor Det. Darnley Small

10/20/2020
This is the final part of my conversation with Detective Darnley Small. We begin with the hypocrisy Christian conservatives have with abortion. The concern over life appears to be for the unborn. The same Christian church is relatively silent over the human carnage occurring at our border with Mexico. We continue with a discussion of the devil and who or what he is and his beef with man. And we end on the end times. Why does Det. Small say Trump had to come after Obama and that the 45th...

Duration:01:01:15

EP170: QAnon and The Church. Have Christians gone astry from Christ's message? Contributor Det. Darnley Small

10/19/2020
On today’s show I have the pleasure of speaking to my father and retired detective Darnley Small.Det. Small is a 25 year veteran of the New York City Police Department where he was an instructor in the human relations unit. In addition to that he hasa strong Christian faith and background from his days as a child to his role as an elder for the Presbyterian Church.I have wanted to talk to him since the show’s QAnon special last week (EP168). An article I mentioned in the show talked about...

Duration:00:58:59

EP169: Progressive vs conservative. On libertarianism! Socialism! and more! Contributor: Anthony from Penn

10/16/2020
Anthony from Pennsylvania (@realanthonyx) and Eric D Small (@ericdsmall)have an ideological free for all. Beginning with the belief libertarianism is a gateway drug to a growing theocratic government. Should a business owner be able to terminate an employee based on his or her religious beliefs? Then we discuss Kim Davis, the country clerk who refused to issue marriage license to a gay couple due to her Christian beliefs.Last week Clarence Thomas took aim at Obergefell v. Hodges (the...

Duration:02:03:51

EP168: Get to know QAnon, Proud Boys, Antifa and Boogaloo movement. Contributor Joshua from Atlanta

10/15/2020
On today’s show we do a deep dive into right wing groups QAnon, the Boogaloo movement and the Proud Boys.Host Eric D Small believes all these groups have a common connection to the online Gamergate movement, which were mostly white males harassing women in the gaming industry. The movement grew from online sexism and misogyny to a full blown attack on the progressive movement. Then Joshua from Atlanta introduces us to the revolutionary communists who views are nothing short of anarchistic....

Duration:01:57:37