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TPP #017: Taiwan-China tensions, the surveillance state, and the future

11/6/2018
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Tomas is an expert on Chinese-Taiwanese relationships from The Netherlands. He has lived in Taiwan for over three years and speaks fluent Chinese. Related episode Episode 5: Exchange studies in Zimbabwe and Taiwan The show Contents 00:06:10 – Asia Pacific studies 00:08:00 – An announcement for our respected Taiwanese listeners 00:12:20 – Peoplekind 00:19:15 – … The post TPP #017: Taiwan-China tensions, the surveillance state, and the future appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:43:51

TPP #016: The nuclear podcast, from plasma to fusion

9/12/2018
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Guido Lange is a nuclear physicist. His fields of expertise are nuclear fusion and plasma. This interview dives into plasma, nuclear fission, nuclear meltdowns, nuclear bombs, and the future for nuclear fusion power plants. Related episodes Guido is the older brother of Marnix, who appeared on the podcast in these episodes. He’s just as interesting, … The post TPP #016: The nuclear podcast, from plasma to fusion appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:51:24

TPP #015: AAA Fresh 123: The life of true artists

2/12/2018
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The AAA Fresh gallery in Rotterdam is home to three artists: Hans Kleinjan (1958), Maikel Kleinjan (1984), and Roderik Faasen (1990). At this location, they produce their manic, colorful, wild artworks. This interview dives deep into their way of working, their backstory, the future, and their wild rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Previous related episodes: Episode … The post TPP #015: AAA Fresh 123: The life of true artists appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:37:35

TPP #014: State of the podcast 2018

1/29/2018
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This episode gives an insight into some fun statistics surrounding The Polarizer Podcast. It seemed like a fun idea to me to do an annually state of the podcast. Here’s the first edition! The post TPP #014: State of the podcast 2018 appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:00:09:09

TPP #013: The virtues of surfing

1/15/2018
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This podcast is about the virtues of surfing and how it can improve your life in a positive way. It is an audio version of this article. The show Notes & links Surfcamp Australia – If you go to Australia and you want to learn how to surf, go see these guys. Recording details Recorded … The post TPP #013: The virtues of surfing appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:00:21:52

Happy 2018!

1/1/2018
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My message for you Thank you all for listening to the podcast. May your 2018 be filled with health, love, friendship, and prosperity. The post Happy 2018! appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:00:00:55

TPP #012: Kai Versnel – Life in the Dutch Marine Force

12/18/2017
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TPP #012: Kai Versnel – Life in the Dutch Marine Force Kai Versnel has been in the Dutch Marine Force for many years. He talks about what the daily life is like, as well as survival training in harsh winter and jungle conditions. He has trained with the Royal British Marines, and the French Legion. … The post TPP #012: Kai Versnel – Life in the Dutch Marine Force appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:33:18

TPP #011: Ayahuasca

12/4/2017
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TPP #011: Ayahuasca Marnix returns to the podcast to talk about his Ayahuasca experience. We talk preparation, the experience itself, and lessons and insights. Previous episodes with Marnix Episode 7: Hippies in Nepal and tribal life in Papua New Guinea Episode 8: LSD, DMT, martial arts, and traveling the world About this episode Marnix will … The post TPP #011: Ayahuasca appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:43:51

TPP #010: Maniakism, inside the artist mind of Roderik Faassen

11/20/2017
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Roderik Faassen is an artist who has his work in the AAA-Fresh Gallery in Rotterdam. We talk art, poetry, going to jail, and other aspects of his insane life. TPP #010: Maniakism, inside the artist mind of Roderik Faassen About this episode Today’s guest is Roderik Faasen. To say that he’s an interesting guy is … The post TPP #010: Maniakism, inside the artist mind of Roderik Faassen appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:08:26

TPP #009: Backpacking in Australia

11/6/2017
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This episode’s subject is backpacking in Australia. My guest Ryan and I talk about the travel lifestyle, hostel life, travel jobs, and how to make the trip happen. My guest today is Ryan. We became friends when we traveled in the same group across the east coast of Australia. We talk about why Australia is … The post TPP #009: Backpacking in Australia appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:02:24:55

TPP #008: LSD, DMT, martial arts, and traveling the world

10/23/2017
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TPP #008: LSD, DMT, martial arts, and traveling the world World-traveler and master chef Marnix talks Rock N Roll Photography, LSD, DMT, and cocaine on his adventures in Nepal, Australia, and Papua new Guinea. About this episode This episode is fine on its own, but I recommended you first listen to the previous episode to … The post TPP #008: LSD, DMT, martial arts, and traveling the world appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:41:47

TPP #007: Hippies in Nepal and tribal life in Papua New Guinea

10/9/2017
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Marnix backpacked through Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. He then lived with a tribe in the jungle in Papua New Guinea for a full month. About this episode Today’s guest Marnix is a professional chef on a very high level. He does wild experimental stuff with food, like using liquid nitrogen, extreme heat, and serving … The post TPP #007: Hippies in Nepal and tribal life in Papua New Guinea appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:56:00

TPP #006: Life as a professional touring musician in the USA

9/25/2017
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“Big” Jim Brown will talk about what it’s like to be in a professional touring musician in the USA. 10+ years on the road. About this episode “Big” Jim Brown is on the podcast today. He’s been a professional touring musician for over ten years, and his job is being a guitar player and singer … The post TPP #006: Life as a professional touring musician in the USA appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:45:16

TPP #005: Exchange studies in Zimbabwe and Taiwan

9/11/2017
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In this episode, Tomas will talk about what it’s like to be an exchange student in Zimbabwe & Taiwan. He will share his experiences and adventures. About this episode Today I’ll be talking to Tomas. He’s a good friend and a really smart guy who’s lived in some interesting parts of the world. Tomas wrote … The post TPP #005: Exchange studies in Zimbabwe and Taiwan appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:59:33

TPP #004: Working in the Australian Outback on farms and in mines

8/28/2017
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My buddy Nick will tell us all about working in the Australian outback on farms and in mines as a backpacker. We also talk about road-tripping Australia. About this episode In this episode I’ll be talking to Nick. He’s a guy I met in Perth, Australia, and he afforded his travels through Australia by working … The post TPP #004: Working in the Australian Outback on farms and in mines appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:37:07

TPP #003: Life in an up-and-coming rockband: BLISTER

8/16/2017
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“Ramone” from the Malaysian hard-rock band “BLISTER” sits down and talks about music & what life is like in a band that plays big shows. About this episode Welcome to the third episode. A week before recording this episode, I saw Guns ‘n Roses live on their “Not in this lifetime Tour” in Perth, Australia. … The post TPP #003: Life in an up-and-coming rockband: BLISTER appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:02:55:38

TPP #002: Talking (a lot of) shit with real Aussies

8/16/2017
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There’s few people in the world who can talk shit quite like the Aussies do. This episode is a celebration of Aussie slang and cursing. About this episode Welcome to the second episode. This one’s gonna be way different than the first one. During my time in Australia I’ve made many friends. If there’s one … The post TPP #002: Talking (a lot of) shit with real Aussies appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:56:59

TPP #001: Working as a diving instructor in Thailand

8/16/2017
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A young New Zealand Army veteran decides to quit the military to travel the world and live as a diving instructor in Thailand for a while. About this episode Warning: audio quality isn’t great. I learned a lot about what not to do after this first one. This very first show is gonna be a … The post TPP #001: Working as a diving instructor in Thailand appeared first on The Polarizer.

Duration:01:15:13