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Interview program. I interview one ordinary person a week and ask them some of the tough questions about life - "What is Evil?, What is Love? What is reality? Is there a soul?". All the things you last got to talk about when you were drunk on the floor of your college dorm room at 2 am....

Interview program. I interview one ordinary person a week and ask them some of the tough questions about life - "What is Evil?, What is Love? What is reality? Is there a soul?". All the things you last got to talk about when you were drunk on the floor of your college dorm room at 2 am....
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Interview program. I interview one ordinary person a week and ask them some of the tough questions about life - "What is Evil?, What is Love? What is reality? Is there a soul?". All the things you last got to talk about when you were drunk on the floor of your college dorm room at 2 am....

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Episodes

Show#70 -07/15/12- Neil Ellwood Interview

7/15/2012
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I'm back again for what is turning out to be a once yearly podcast. How did I ever do this weekly back in 2005? Today's interview is with Neil Ellwood, age 22. He grew up all over Canada and is a smart young man who is a fan of the show, and has thought about the questions. I love talking to young adults, as they always make me ponder if I lost the fresh view of life! I can be reached via email address: sue.grandys@gmail.com Or follow me on Twitter: @sgrandys

Duration:00:37:03

Show #69 -03/27/11- Charmaine Interview

3/29/2011
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Today's interview is with Charmaine, age 38. She is lovely, funny and speaks her mind. She is in the process of rediscovering herself and being on her own after a long marriage, and rather liking what she is finding. Tune in for another delightful view of life! I can be reached via email address: sue.grandys@gmail.com Or follow me on Twitter: @sgrandys Enjoy!

Duration:00:45:54

Show #68 -01/01/2011- Interview with Terry

1/1/2011
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I'm back! And hopefully done with all the surgery crap. I'm starting another round of guests. I start with an old friend to ease back into things and get my editing and tools back on track. This interview is with Terry, age 62 - founding member of the Lady Poetesses from Hell. She is sweet and quirky, and a very kind soul. Enjoy! I can be reached via email address at: sue.grandys@gmail.com You can also follow me on Twitter by hitting the "Follow Me on Twitter" button on this page in...

Duration:00:33:44

Show #67 -04/11/2010- Creativity vs. Hormones, Who am I really?

4/11/2010
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After another long haitus, more surgery, I suddenly pop back in with a new show. No guest, just something that has been preying on my mind over the last year. I ask a lot of questions around Creativity, and if it is caused by our hormones only and what do you do when they go away? Can you still be creative? I ask the listeners to send me email or audio on their ideas on the subject. I really am looking for the answer to this one, so I hope you all participate! My email address...

Duration:00:20:45

Show #66 -07/17/2009- Steven Brust Interview

7/19/2009
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After a year of retirement from the show - I was tempted out by an interview with New York Times best selling Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Steven Brust. He is warm, wry, funny and personable - a delightful interview! To learn more about Steven, here is a link to a Wikipedia page on him: Steven Brust Wiki Page. My email address has changed - I can be reached at: sue.grandys@gmail.com Who knows what the future will bring. Will I be tempted back out of retirement by another...

Duration:00:35:52

Show #65-07/19/2008- Mikko Interview and 3rd Anniversary Show!

7/19/2008
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Welcome to the 3rd Anniversary show of Uncomfortable Questions! This is a very fun interview with a guest from Finland. I loved doing this one. I talk to Mikko, age 31 - Transhumanist, do-gooder and Asshole. He is delightfully cheeky, and a deep thinker. Some of the concepts he presents are not immediately intuitive, so he sent me a link to a 1 page paper he wrote on his philosophy. Please read it, it is funny and makes things a lot clearer. Get it at: http://mjr.iki.fi/texts/lue The...

Duration:00:54:00

Show #64 -06/15/08- Late to the Universe and other musings

6/15/2008
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I'm back! This is a short show, to get me back on track after surgery, and too much life in general. A listener sent me in a 10 minute piece for her own podcast that was her answer to the "What Is the Universe?" show that I did a few months ago. Check her out at www.braindouche.net. I included her piece and also went on with some musings of my own on "Is Life Fair - And Should It Be?". Send me your own thoughts or comments at sue.grandys@gmail.com (if you want to send a sound file,...

Duration:00:15:28

Show #63 -05/13/2008- Dan L. Interview

4/13/2008
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This turned out to be a very different show. I interview Dan L., age 62, a free thinker from Texas. He was a career military man, and I was interested to hear about life from him, as I have little contact with that world. He was unsurprisingly quite the realist, but did surprise me with the depth to which he believed in empowering people and elevating humanity. There is a lot of talk of politics, which I try to avoid, but it tied in so much with the views of how governments should...

Duration:00:38:48

Show #62 -03/02/08- Christy Interview

3/2/2008
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Today we go back to the traditional interview format, and talk to Christy, age 25 - A free spirited Engineer. Sorry this one is so late - I collided with the nasty flu going around that the flu shot doesn't protect you against. Followed by another cold - 4th one this winter. Do I get a prize for collecting them all?!! Send me email at: uncomfortable-questions@tcinternet.net Volunteers to do the show are always in demand!

Duration:00:36:46

Show #61 -01/27/08- Exploring and Transcending the Me

1/27/2008
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This is a non-traditional single question show. I got only 3 answers on last months question to the audience: If we are here for a reason, are we here to explore the me, or transcend the me? The ones who braved the question were: - Big Phil, from show #36 - of Big Phil's Love Parade - Graviton Ring, show #48 - Christy - (a guest of my roommate who was wandering through the house. Yes I will go to any lengths to get answers - no one is safe!). As always, email me...

Duration:00:10:45

Show #60-12/24/07- Explore the me, transcend the me?

12/24/2007
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Welcome! Today's Christmas Eve show is in 2 parts. First we hear a late answer to the "What is the Universe?" show from Herb - a delightful professor from Texas who was the guest on show #24. Then I ask a new question for the audience and look at it a little myself. This show's question, is: If we are here for a reason, are we here to explore the me, or transcend the me? Please send your answers to me at sue.grandys@gmail.com The files can be audio .mp3 recordings of yourself...

Duration:00:20:39

Show #59 -11/24/07- Michael Interview

11/24/2007
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Today I ask the big questions of Michael, age 33, and Objectivist with a soul. He is from the Greater Minneapolis area, and we met to record in a park on the most glorious of late fall days. We got into depression, alcoholism, and coming out of all that into a more hopeful view of life and the universe. Michael was a most open, honest, heartwarming person. I adored doing this interview. And as always, email me at: uncomfortable-questions@tcinternet.net.

Duration:00:43:04

Show #58 -10/21/07- Answers to What is the Universe?

10/21/2007
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This show is the answers to the question posed last month - What is the Universe? 6 people tackled the question in this new experimental format. We heard from : - David C., from show #34 - Graviton Ring, show #48 - http://gravitonring.googlepages.com/ - Darren Blackshaw, a new listener - DragonLordALS, from NASA and show #51 - Anthony, show #31 - www.AShantyNoLemon.com - Cayenne, show #1 - www.tekdiff.com I loved the show, with philosophies from way out there, to the hard...

Duration:00:31:05

Show #57 -09/16/07-What is the Universe?

9/16/2007
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This is a special show. Today I ask the big question: What is the Universe? to the listening audience. Please look at the Hubble Deep Space picture at: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/image/a/format/large_web/ Ponder this picture, think about the Universe and send me sound (mp3) files (64 kb is fine, 96, or 128 kb is good too) - or send an email with the thoughts and answers to this question. I'll read or play the files on the next show. I try to start...

Duration:00:08:24

Show #56 -08/18/07-Corey Interview

8/19/2007
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Today we get philosophy according to Corey, age 21. He is a Vegan, male prostitute from Minnesota. A monophobic who loves philosophy and people. (Oh yeah, and sex). It is a charming, irrepressible, and slightly nilistic combination. What fun it was to talk with him! I'm exploring the possibility of changing the show. I just passed my 2 year anniversary of the podcast, and am rapidly losing audience for the last 2 shows. I suspect you might be getting a little bored? One idea is to...

Duration:00:45:03

Show #55 -07/24/07-Drew Interview

7/24/2007
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Today we ask the big questions of Drew, age 27. He is an Audio Equipment designer, and the D.J. for the old school Hip Hop band MC/VL - a rapidly rising Minneapolis based band. For more about MC/VL check out their myspace page at www.myspace.com/mcvl To hear the amazing Drew (Professor BX), give a listen to "Cold Check It" on that page. One of my favorite show offs of Drew's D.J. work. And as always, email me at: uncomfortable-questions@tcinternet.net Volunteers are welcome!

Duration:00:36:59

Show #54 -06/25/07-Linda Interview

6/26/2007
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Today's show is with Linda, age 59. She is from Salt Lake City, retired from State employment, and having the time of her life. She sang for 20 years in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, traveled all over, taught the sight impaired, and has had quite the interesting life. I found her straightforward, yet such a kind person. Religious, yet open to anyone and full of mirth. I totally enjoyed talking with Linda! And as always, email me at: uncomfortable-questions@tcinternet.net

Duration:00:41:11

Show #53 -04/27/07- Steve the Dean Interview

5/27/2007
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Today we ask the big questions of Steve the Dean Williams, age 35. He has several podcasts on relationships at www.visionarymindset.com. He is a most enjoyable talker, and this show ends up being mostly about relationships and sex. Give it a listen! -------------------- The song at the end of the show is the long promised song (from previous guests Alex and Lyndon and their band 3 Blind Mice) from their new CD release Good Grief. The song is my person favorite off that CD - How Will I...

Duration:00:44:41

Show #52 -04/29/07- Scot Interview

4/29/2007
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Today's interview is with Scot McKay, age 40. He is the founder of X & Y Communications. He is a coach and trainer in pickup, seduction, dating and relationships. He has written several books on the subjects and has a podcast empire going too which includes The Chick Whisperer. He was engaging and delightful and we spent most of the interview talking about Christianity and sex and relationships. Quite the interesting combination! For more from Scot, go to his core website at...

Duration:01:02:00

Show #51 -03/18/07- DragonLordALS Interview

3/18/2007
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Todays interview is with DragonLordALS (his web handle). He is a 20-year-old Computer Science major at Drexel University. The show turns out to be a fascinating view of the world from a mathematician and fractal artist. Please check out DragonLordALSs fractal art at dragonlordals.deviantart.com. The art is really beautiful! -------------------------- And in the news, 3 Blind Mice have a new CD out! They are previous guests: Alex,is the February 19 interview from last year, and Lyndon,...

Duration:00:45:08