Recent to ten years ago today, I learned a new art. It turns out I have been capable of this for some time before, just never was able to put it into much practice before then.
This isn’t an art form that requires much supplies or studying, but is purely based on experience and acceptance; and I think it takes an experience of exploring a place of wonder to flesh it out and reflect it back.
That is, if you’re willing to open up your eyes.
All this needs as I experience it, is a pencil, paper, backpack, shoes…
Why hello there, this episode of _bandwidth: coast to coast, is brought to you by the United States sugar cartel.
Well, no, not really, only part of that is really true.
The US sugar cartel hasn’t openly started making podcast sponsorships, but they very much do exist, and is the focus of this episode’s interview.
Cartels, as you may recall from episode 020 with Ioan Grillo, is when a group of actors band together to fix the price or supply within a given industry.
We typically hear about cartels when it comes to organized crime, especially since the incredible…
Dr. Martin Luther King said there was two Americas, one of prosperity and another of struggle. This is likely a shorthand for a much deeper truth; there has always been the dominant culture in America that imposes what the guardrails are to freedom, what is allowed to be accepted and what is fought with hellfire and at the peril of our jails.
“There has always been the dominant culture in America that imposes what the guardrails are to freedom, what is allowed to be accepted and what is fought with hellfire and at the peril of our jails.”
“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
Hello there, and welcome to _bandwidth: coast to coast. One of the intents I have with this series, is to highlight what we take for granted, what structures, economies, influences, etc, that exist within and without each…
Hey there, thank you for tuning into _bandwidth: coast to coast. I’m a fan of metaphor and analogy, one doesn’t have to pay attention to me for very long to see that.
Despite my overuse of David Foster Wallace, or any other statement that proceeds my saying, “It’s like…” What I am most interested in, and what I most want to produce with this show, are explorations of the places in which metaphor, analogy or even words fail to be suitable synthetic models.
That statement can mean any number of things, but let’s narrow the lens for the purposes…
Hey there, and thank you for taking the time to listen to this, perhaps my most important, episode of _bandwidth: coast to coast.
At the present event that this is being released, the world looking out from my spot in the middle of North America, looks and feels like absolute chaos.
A chaos, that further hides many of the issues which continue to surround us out in the open, while completely going unnoticed.
One of those issues that has a high ranking on my list of imminent concern, is nuclear weapons.
I use the parable by David Foster Wallace…
Why hello, trust that this audio finds you either gripping with the end of the year, or exuberant with it’s passing. Either those or another, thank you for letting _bandwidth: coast to coast invade your auditory cortex.
We are, fundamentally, the same beings as we were in ancient times.
I was just talking with a friend of mine about the most recent Pompeii discoveries, and the conversation quickly landed at how we are essentially the same beings as then, only our technology and some of our culture has changed.
I would extend, that with technology came an influence into…
Hey there! As the clock turns round and the sun comes up and down, thanks for taking the time and attention for _bandwidth: coast to coast.
This episode, like all things, is many different dimensions at once.
In April of 2016, I lived in Chicago, and was working on a short lived podcast on the side.
I’ve had a long interest in water as a resource.
How are we getting it, the increasing stress and instability of it, I can go on and on.
With that podcast, I wanted to highlight water infrastructure, and the looming issues with it…
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This one, like the 10th episode with Ari Novy, I walked in primed and ready for an interview. But before we even really got going, we were already deep into a conversation about the conundrums of our present day.
Going with the flow, I threw out my notes and decided to see where the conversation with one of the foremost experts, and first to get into the game, on social media misinformation and disinformation would take us.
My guest is professor Yotam Ophir, who’s expertise ranges…
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What we’re going to hear if you should listen to this episode, isn’t something happy.
But if you stick with it, I think it will bring you a lot of faith in our shared humanity and ability to persevere, just as much as a shock to what is silently happening to 48% of American’s who are renting right now.
For me, it gave me a deeper appreciation in the selflessness of others, to put their time and emotional fortitude in any way possible to help the…