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The Lumbrosos CryptoJewish Heritage

8/17/2018
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In this week's show our guest is P. Gabriel Lumbroso. Born in Paris, France, a descendent of a long line of the Lumbroso family who have an extensive Jewish history. Surviving descendants of the Carvajal family killed by the Inquisition in Mexico for practicing Judaism, moved to Italy and finally Tunisia. Mr. Lumbroso, a grandson of the chief Rabbi of Tunis, is a Jewish Christian singer and speaker who shares his experience and struggle to stay connected to his heritage.

Duration:01:00:00

The Gabriel Revelation Tablet

8/17/2018
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In this week's show we discuss "The Gabriel Revelation Tablet" with Israel Khnol. This stone tablet found in the dessert, provides us with insights into the development of Jewish mystical writings. This archeological artifact is a historical document that attests to the messianic trends in ancient times. Israel Khnol discusses the connection between the Gabriel Revelation and other mystical books written around the Second Temple period. He also addresses the relationship of this discovery...

Duration:00:13:37

Christian Veganism

11/15/2017
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In this week's show our guest is Joe Balog our contributor who shares about his pursuit of veganism. We explore the claims of ChristianVeg.org (The Christian Vegetarian Association or CVA) Which is an international,non-denomination ministry of Christians who respectfully encourage healthy, God-honoring plant-based nutrition. Although we did not contact them for the show their pamphlet inspired this show. We talk about the scientific, social and religious implications of being vegan including...

Duration:01:00:02

Magic in The New Testament Part 1

11/7/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Robert Conner author of Jesus the Sorcerer and the website Magic in Christianity. His articles “The Romans meet Jesus” and “Faking Jesus” are featured on disinfo.com and Scribd respectively. In our discussion we focus on the accusation from the Gospels that Jesus was a necromancer by King Herod. We also explore Jewish Apocalyptic movements, the difference between hallucinations and visions, the mythical Jesus theory, incantations, legends of demons in...

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Magic in The New Testament Part 2

11/7/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Robert Conner author of Jesus the Sorcerer and the website Magic in Christianity. His articles “The Romans meet Jesus” and “Faking Jesus” are featured on disinfo.com and Scribd respectively. In our discussion we focus on the accusation from the Gospels that Jesus was a necromancer by King Herod. We also explore Jewish Apocalyptic movements, the difference between hallucinations and visions, the mythical Jesus theory, incantations, legends of demons in...

Duration:00:59:59

Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors

10/25/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Leticia Manzano from the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC). Ms. Manzano is the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at HAWC. During this episode we discuss current affairs, such as the accusations against Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump, the definitions of rape and sexual assault, and how the media can serve as a resource for survivors. We also explore how it is often challenging for those who have experienced sexual violence to share their story and how...

Duration:00:57:52

Food and Sustainability

10/18/2017
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In this week's show our guest is Danica McCants who visited Kyrgyzstan and learned about their local food system. Kyrgyzstan draws global interest as Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy and a critical transit base for coalition forces in the war in Afghanistan. Although national reforms have been considered in the wake of the government overthrow and communal violence in 2010, there is rising unemployment and food insecurity, and ethnic tensions persist 50% of the country's total...

Duration:00:57:56

Dr. Gerald Horne and the Current State of America

10/2/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne. He is the chair of the African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is a frequent guest on the following Radio Shows: Democracy Now and Connect The Dots and is a contributor to the Political Affairs magazine and is a prolific author. His books include The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America; Cold War in a Hot Zone: The United States Confronts Labor and Independence...

Duration:00:28:52

A Look at Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

9/27/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Neal Walters a Search Engine Marketing consultant who lives in Irving, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). He is also a BizTalk Consultant and runs several YouTube channels. His media content can be found on NealsVideos.com. Neal completed his fourth college degree in 2013 at age 53, receiving a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) from Hebrew College, his first masters was an MSBA in Management Information Systems (MIS). He has invested in BitCoin since 2014,...

Duration:00:31:36

What the Hippies Got Right

9/16/2017
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In this week's show we explore the so-called “hippie” movement with Rick Diamond. He shared about his tour of some parts of U.S. speaking about The Digger Movement in Europe and the modern version in California. The counterculture or alternative movement of the early sixties brought about many innovations such as a respect for free thinking, a more health-minded approach to living and it helped Americans become more environmentally conscious. According to Jeff Koob in his article What the...

Duration:00:59:38

2017 Solar Eclipse

9/13/2017
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In this week's show our guest is Theo Wellington, a graduate from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in astronomy. She Joined the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society in 2003 and worked at the Sudekum Planetarium for eleven years and is a volunteer with the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador program. She lives in Goodlettsville, north of Nashville. We discussed the solar eclipse that just took placeoOn Aug. 21, 2017

Duration:00:31:39

Mental Health Resources with Tennessee Titan Gerald McRath

8/16/2017
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In this week’s show we are featuring an interview one of the presenters at the 30th Annual NAMI Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Our guest is Former Tennessee Titan Gerald McRath. A former linebacker for the Titans he now coaches and mentors youth. He was diagnosed with depression after his NFL career and now shares his personal experience with mental health struggles and provides hope to others. In this week’s show we are discussing Resources for people struggling with Mental Health...

Duration:00:43:24

Mental Health Resources With Jeff Fladen from Tennessee NAMI

8/8/2017
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In this week's show we interview Jeff Fladen, Executive Director of The National Alliance on Mental Health, Tennessee. NAMI Tennessee is a grassroots, self-help organization dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals with mental illness, their families and communities. Our mission is accomplished through mutual support, education and advocacy.

Duration:00:59:59

The Reluctant Activist

8/2/2017
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In this week's show our guest is Aliza Geretz who is a health care advocate. A progressive who is concerned enough to contact her congressmen and representatives. She was present at Ted Cruz’s town hall meeting which involved defunding and replacing the Veterans Affairs Administration with private contractors or providing veterans with the opportunity to use other hospitals or clinics for their healthcare. Aliza is currently a Houston resident, her Representative is John Culberson and her...

Duration:00:51:02

Hitler's Monsters

7/26/2017
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In this week's show our guest is Dr. Eric Kurlander, author of Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. Eric Kurlander is professor of history at Stetson University. He is an expert in Modern European politics, culture, and society, with a particular emphasis on Germany and France, as well as Nazi Germany, and the Second World War His book as been described as "The definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and...

Duration:00:58:37

IC Sojourners: A Look at Ecovillage.org

7/19/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Margarita O. Zethelius from Ecovillage.org Margarita Zethelius is a biologist from Colombia with an MSc in Conservation and Rural Development. Her experience includes design, management and implementation of sustainable development projects and community strategies for communication and education for conservation. A skilled networker, she is part of Berkley University's Environmental Leadership Program and WWF's Education for Nature Program. Margarita sits on...

Duration:00:29:58

Curanderos

7/19/2017
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In this week's show our guest is Ryan Ratigan a former host of the Mystic-Skeptic Podcast, he is also an attorney, activist and naturalist. We explore his involvement with the "Curandero" movement. As part of the Sojourners Series we explore Shamanistic spirituality which Ryan is attracted to. Curandero (in Spain and Latin America) is a healer who uses folk remedies.Ryan is exploring and learning to tap into indigenous rites which involve "Icaros" or chants and sacred plant medicines

Duration:00:28:09

Rastafarianism

7/12/2017
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In this week’s show our guest is Dawait Tafari from Huntsville, Alabama. A Rastafarian since age 15, Mr. Dawait shared with us his experience with the Rastafari movement and discussed its history and members. Developed in Jamaica during the 1930s the central tenet of this faith is the reincarnation of Christ in the form of Haile Selassie, the Ethiopian emperor which they believe to be “The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” Rastafari consider themselves to be descendants of the tribe of Judah...

Duration:00:57:36

Bonus Show: Comedy and Tragedy with Roy Rodriguez

7/6/2017
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In this special episode of the Mystic-Skeptic podcast our guest is Roy Rodriguez, a self proclaimed "FB comedian" or "prankster". He has done prank calls during major Houston radio shows like Stevens and Pruitt and just won a contest last year for "The Blitz" an sports show on ESPN 97.5 Houston. Out topic is comedy and tragedy, as we discuss the presidential controversies, racial insensitivity and other humorous topics in this special show celebrating my birthday.

Duration:00:28:34

Fake News with Brian Donning

6/28/2017
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In this week show our guest is Brian Dunning from the website Skeptic.com. We discuss the phenomenon of “Fake News” including “Pizzagate” and the Sandyhook Elementary shooting conspiracy theory that have been disseminated under free speech. We address the different types of “Fake News” including misinformation, clickbait, satire, spin and propaganda. We explore how this type of politically based news can have real repercussions in our daily lives.

Duration:00:59:50