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Clayton, NC

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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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English


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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


WWI #69 What if you found yourself facing a major disaster? Safety Expert Dr. David Perrodin

7/21/2017
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Dr. David Perrodin as an expert in School Security, Crisis Preparedness&Response, Connectedness&Intruder Education. He has a book coming out this spring about the miraculous boat rescue of 500,000 people from lower Manahttan during 9/11. He joins the show to discuss how and why we react to certain crisis situations. How can you prepare for a disaster when no two disasters are alike? Does preparing for a disaster actually hinder an individual’s response? [...]

Duration: 01:55:11


WWI #68 Summer Shorts - Pat From Moonachie from the Opie and Anthony Show

7/9/2017
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Have you ever heard Joe Rogan talk about the “baby bird” incident? Do you have a strong stomach? If the answer is no, then maybe skip searching for it on Youtube. (Don’t worry, no animals were harmed!) Pat Philbin (@PatfrmMoonachie) was a regular guy from Moonachie, NJ who found himself thrust into a semi-famous figure when he became a recurring guest on the infamous Opie and Anthony Show. He has hung out with comedy greats and toured with the Opie and Anthony Comedy Festival. Pat was...

Duration: 00:29:24


WWI #67 Bugs for food? Vincent Vitale of Aspire Food Group/Aketta Crickets

6/23/2017
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Vincent Vitale joins us from Austin, TX as part of Aspire Food Group which produces Aketta, edible crickets. They raise food-grade crickets on a commercial scale, and actively work to normalize the consumption of insects in the western world. Additionally, they commercially farm palm weevil larvae and run a program which empowers peri-rural farmers to raise palm weevils in Ghana. I sample a few crickets while Savanna and I discuss the possible future of food in a world where resources are...

Duration: 01:21:31


WWI #66 Rachel G Greenberg unexpectedly lost her husband than discovered Induced After Death Communication

6/9/2017
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Rachel Greenberg hopes to help others who are sufferering from grief through her organization Connections of Hope. I invited her on to discuss the almost universal feeling of grief after we humans lose a loved one. However, her story takes a strange turn in the form of Induced After Death Communication; a psychological treatment for post traumatic stress which results in unexpected encounters with deceased individuals. Her story is fascinating and told from an individual who was a stanch...

Duration: 01:24:38


WWI #65 Scott Santens - Writer and advocate for Basic Income for All

5/26/2017
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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a somewhat controversial subject in a culture of capitalistic competition but if you’ve been paying attention to technology and the presence of automation, you should realize that human labor will soon be antiquated and jobs across the spectrum of trades will be lost. How will you provide for your family when artificial intelligent machines force you into retirement? If you don’t believe this is a reality, then you’ll need to get out from under that rock and...

Duration: 01:02:38


WWI #63 Archaeologist and expert in Egyptology Nigel Hetherington

4/28/2017
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Archaeologist Nigel Hetherington is co-founder and owner of Past Preservers a media consulting firm which places experts in archaeology in front of the cameras for documentaries, TV series and new reports. From the site: By way of his many contacts in both the global academic field and in the media industry, Nigel serves as head of Past Preserver’s daily operations. Throughout his years immersed in the real and various challenges of graduate studies and professional field work in...

Duration: 00:56:47


WWI #62: Whay are humans fat?; Kevin tries to understand what the “Flat Earthers” are thinking; Savanna goes off the grid

4/14/2017
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I took a break from interviews to catch up with Savanna Steele. First we discuss what in the hell could flat Earth people are thinking! I mean seriously, how can anyone think the Earth is flat??? I watched a few “documentaries” on YouTude and never once felt compelled to believe this horse shit! Savanna tries to reconnect with her ancestors by treking through the Carolina wilderness. And finally, I go on one of my medical rants on why we are getting fatter and fatter. It’s really not our...

Duration: 01:21:30


WWI #59: Papa Frank Dropping Some Wisdom

3/4/2017
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Papa Frank came for a visit, so why not sit down and hit record! We talk about rights of passage, growing older and discuss what it is like to be “dead” for 2 hours during open heart surgery! For links, bios and show information, visit www.waitwhatif.com

Duration: 00:59:08


WWI #57: Our near future is going to be really weird & I share embarrassing medical stories

2/17/2017
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I love waxing philosophical about what our lives will be like in the near (very near) future. “How near” you ask? Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll have microscopic robots in our brains in 13 years. Too far fetched? He’s got an 86% accuracy rate in predicting future technology and the number goes higher if you consider sometimes he is just a few years off. Topics discussed: Genetically modified babies; Robot love; Would art made by a computer still be art without the human emotion put into it?...

Duration: 00:53:40


WWI #56: Coincidences; Psychic Detectives; Ouija Boards and more!

2/10/2017
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John Taylor, creator of Twisted Podcast and true crime author joins Savanna and me to wax philisophical about the nature of coincidences; the validity of so called psychic detectives; his experience with Mike and Maleah using the Ouija Board and how tough is the job for the Secret Service under the current administration. We also look into the prospect of future law enforcement with predicitve policing (think Minority Report without the people floating in pools). Like the outro song? Be...

Duration: 01:31:01


WWI #55: Futurism Friday 2 - Kevin battles death with an ax & Savanna talks Watson

2/3/2017
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On this second of Futurism Friday, we spend thi first 2/3rds of show show ignoring the topic of futurism and instead talk about my battle with death! (spoiler - I won). Then Savanna discusses the mainstreaming of AI in 2017 with IBM’s Watson acting as personal accountant. Thanks for listening to the Wait, Wahat If Podcast! Visit my site www.waitwhatif.com for updates, bios, links and 10% savings from Onnit!

Duration: 00:34:44


WWI #54 John Mathis - Astral Projection; Remote Viewing; Near Death Experiences; Reiki, and much more!

1/27/2017
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According to his website Alchemist’s Heir, author John Mathis is a research clinician, a small business owner, a public speaker, an author and a website designer. On the other hand / brain, he is a near death survivor, an Usui Reiki Master, a practitioner of astral projection, and paranormal investigator. John joins us tonight to talk about his experiences in the metaphysical. We managed to just uncover the tip of the iceberg with his experiences and knowledge of the metaphysical and will...

Duration: 01:22:19


WWI #53 - FUTURISM FRIDAY!!!

1/20/2017
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This is the first ever WWI Futurism Friday, a series of short episodes where we will discuss mind blowing advancements in science, medicine, life extension, artificial intelligence and much more. This week we discuss Peter Diamandis’ theory that humans will evolve rapidly (decades v millenniums) into new species with technology aided augmentation of our physiology. In other words, we will bypass classical evolution and force adaptations and become something other than human? Plus, if we...

Duration: 00:38:22


WWI #52: The 2017 Predictions Show

1/13/2017
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This show was originally meant to be live of FB and we ran into yet another snag. Stay tuned for future video episodes which will most likely be on demand via YouTube. This was a fun show! We made predicitions for 2017 in technology, science and celebrity deaths. Savanna royally screws up the advert at the start of the show (which I had to leave in) and Mike royally screws up a celebrity prediction - so, all in all it was probably the best show to date! Questions? Comments. Perogatives!...

Duration: 01:23:57


WWI #51 Neuro Linguistic Programming - Science or Snake Oil?

12/30/2016
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This is an episode recorded earlier this summer and put on hold to be released during the busy holiday season! It’s a long episode but that is because we had such a deep interesting discussion, I couldn’t decide what to cut out and what to keep in - so I kept pretty much everything! Phil Sampson joins us to discuss how Neuro Linguistic Programming changed his life. What is NLP? There is much debate as to whether it represents a true scientific exploration of cognition or whether it is a...

Duration: 01:53:18


WWI #50: LIVE from Revival 1869; Consciousness; Death; And the deconstruction of John’s Freudian dream

12/16/2016
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This episode was recorded live from Mike and Maleah’s bar Revival 1869 with Savanna Steele and show regular John Taylor (twistedpodcast.com/truecrimewriting.com). The bar room is in the midst of reconstruction in downtown Clayton, NC. It was discovered that the building was once the home of an old funeral parlor and perhaps the site of a murder in the previous century. Ever the skeptic, I figured we could record live from the location in the hopes that we would receive messages from the...

Duration: 01:21:00

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