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  • The ERU has moved to it’s own page here: https://ephemeralrift.com/ephemeral-rift-universe/

  • Monthly MP3 Reward for October 2022 on my Patreon

    Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/mp3-reward-for-74901724?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare_creator

  • Monthly MP3 Reward for November 2022 Now Available on My Patreon

    Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/monthly-mp3-for-74899851?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator

  • Les is Moore

    Les is Moore

    So I did a video here in which I briefly talked about “less is more”, and one thing led to another, and the next day I photoshopped this: In case you are not aware, these people are Les Claypool and Roger Moore. I simply swapped their heads.

  • Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird Spotted at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird Spotted at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    I just so happened to get extremely lucky spotting this female Ruby-throated hummingbird with my naked eye, as it was perched high up on a tree branch, silhouetted against the blue sky (hey, that rhymed!).

  • Evil Dead The Game: The Honeymoon is Over! Suggestions to Improve Game Health and Balance from a Demon Main’s Perspective

    I absolutely love Evil Dead The Game, from its design to the gameplay and mechanics. It’s a fun, albeit frustrating at times, asymmetrical horror game based on the Evil Dead franchise, which I’m also a fan of (I’ve only watched the movies). HOWEVER….

  • Osprey Catches Fish Right Before My Eyes

    Photos series of an Osprey shown hovering and then diving into water to catch a fish and flying away with its prey. I was very lucky to have witnessed this behavior closeup.

  • Cedar Waxwing – My First Encounter Ever!

    I’m not sure how common or rare the Cedar Waxwing is here in Pennsylvania. All I can tell you is that for the past 51 years of my life, I’ve never encountered a single one! Until now! I was out and about in early June (2022) at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum, Pennsylvania. […]

  • Evil Dead The Game – An Idea for a Lovecraft / Cthulhu Expansion DLC

    Evil Dead The Game – An Idea for a Lovecraft / Cthulhu Expansion DLC

    My idea for a Lovecraft based expansion for Evil Dead The Game by Saber Interactive which would include Cthulhu as the new boss, as well as Devil Reef as the new map location.

  • A Wildlife Photography Day Trip to Bombay Hook NWR

    A Wildlife Photography Day Trip to Bombay Hook NWR

    About my wildlife photography day trip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware, USA, in May 2022.

  • Mating Baltimore Orioles (Yet Another Lucky Moment Captured)

    A pair of mating Baltimore Orioles that I just happened to stumble upon. One of those right place, right time kind of moments. This is just another prime example of what happens when you go outdoors, slow down, and take the time to observe the things that unfold around you. You don’t even need expensive […]

  • Look! It’s not a Bird!

    It’s almost 2 weeks that I’ve owned my first long lens, the Sony 200-600mm, as well as the Sony A7 IV, and the local places I’ve been visiting are chock full of all kinds of wildlife, mostly birds. So my focus (pun not intended) has been up in the trees and the sky, rarely on […]

  • Bald Eagle Tries to Snatch Fish Away from Osprey

    I believe the eagle did eventually acquire the fish, from what I was told by some other park visitors, but I missed that moment. Bummer! But there’s always next time, right!? ;) You can view the series of images on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdntc4SuX8m/ These are the cool moments you get to witness when you take […]

  • I’m Back on Social Media for 1 Primary Purpose

    I left twitter, facebook and instagram like… I dunno… 2-3 years ago now? It was the January of either 2019 or 2020. I left either before COVID broke out, or the year prior. And I didn’t leave for any certain reason other than why most people leave social media: to get away from the nonsense. […]

  • 2 More House Finch Hatchlings Have Arrived!

    The image below was captured from my smartphone on May 3rd. It appears to show 3 hatchlings in the nest. They are all jumble together with their heads down so it’s difficult to be certain, but it appears that of the 4 eggs total only 1 remains, so, fingers crossed for the final baby to […]

  • Our First House Finch Hatchling of 2022!

    The first baby bird, or what’s called a “hatchling” at this stage, has, well.. hatched! Below is an image taken from video that was captured with a smartphone (I have to extend my arm all the way up and blindly take a photo pointing down). And yes, it’s alive! The video this image is from […]

  • Download the “Outside the Lines” ASMR Video Image

    Check out the “Community tab” on my YouTube channel to submit your creation! Below are 4 variations of the “Outside the Lines” image as seen in this video in case you want to color along with me or at your own leisure! 2 “Smaller” size. 2 “Max” size where the image takes up most of […]

  • Bird Nest Update: Momma Bird Laid 4 Eggs Total

    The images below were taken quickly by reaching up and over the light fixture outside of our house where a House or Purple finch has built its nest. In case you haven’t been following along, this is the 3rd year in a row the same species has built a nest here (starting in 2020). Today […]

  • The Birds Are Back for a 3rd Year In a Row! But Will We See Any Eggs or Chicks?

    Outside of our garage we have an outdoor light fixture that lost its cover a few years ago, probably due to a storm or heavy wind, and also probably due to my changing the light bulb and not screwing the cover back on properly. What else is new. I did take the light bulb out […]

  • Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole Part 3 – Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 40

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 40 where once again I travel down the ever winding and twisting virtual tunnels of Wikipedia in the off chance we might learn a few things, and maybe even share a few laughs along the way. Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.co

  • Animals & Society (Pets, Zoos, Animals in Sports, Factory Farming, etc.) – Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 39

    Episode 39 of the Ephemeral Rift Podcast where I try to cover almost every angle of animals in modern ape society from as an objective perspective as possible including pets & the pet industry, zoos, animals in sports, factory farming, circuses, and animals (namely dogs) used for human assistance and in law enforcement. There might […]

  • Humor & Comedy – Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 38

    Episode 38 of the Ephemeral Rift podcast where I talk almost all things humor & comedy from burps & farts to jokes about tragedies; how humor & comedy strengthens, disarms, empowers and relieves stress; why we laugh; my run in with a seagull; and a few lists of funny books, movies, and tv shows. Spotify […]

  • The ArkSanitron (version 1.0)

    At night they’re busy experimenting on, or being experimented on, but when the multiverse needs a hero (or a destroyer), they join forces to form the ArkSanitron (version 1.0). More details soon!

  • The Podcast will return January 4th

    This xmas holiday has thrown a monkey wrench into the works, so I won’t be able to record any episodes for the podcast until the new year. So until then, have a safe and happy holiday and new year!

  • ERP #37 – The Holiday Blues, Psychedelic Santa, Anti-capitalist Attitudes

    Welcome to Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 37 where I talk about: how the Christmas holiday can be tough for people for various reasons; briefly touching on the loss of loved ones; job loss & layoffs (executive snakes, exploitation, unions, loyalty, equality, etc.); charities that exploit peoples’ goodwill; The Ideal vs The Reality; anti-capitalist attitudes in […]

  • Krill Your Shelf, Krill Yourself, or Krill Someone or Something Else!

    Krill Your Shelf, Krill Yourself, or Krill Someone or Something Else!

  • ERP #35 – 🤘 Metal 🤘 (music)

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 35 where I talk all things Metal (music) from what it is, its history, the subgenres & their musicians, notable albums, and even how therapeutic it can be. Transcript of this episode available for my patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59044465 Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.co

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    Full size version available to all patrons for as low as $1: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58864272

  • ERP #34 – Dungeons & Dragons

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 34 where I talk all things Dungeons & Dragons, including what it is, how it’s played, a brief history of role-playing and D&D, what inspired D&D, what D&D inspired, and reading some excerpts from the Player’s Guide and Monster Manual. Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rs

  • ERP #33 – Philosophy (First in a New Series)

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 33 can be considered both an introduction to philosophy as well as a stepping stone for future episodes on specific philosophies/philosophers. In this episode I talk about the beneficial nature of philosophy, some definitions, quotes about it, a list of 100 notable philosophers, the names of all philosophies, a brief history, […]

  • List of Known Species of Mallows

  • Netflix’s Norsemen is an Absolute Fucking Hilarious Modern Day Monty Python

    My wife and I just started watching this series which apparently has been out for like 2-3 years now. How we missed it is beyond me. All we know is that it’s the best comedy series we have seen in a long time, since the likes of Seinfeld, The Office (American version), and the movie […]

  • Why the Right to Vote is a Fucking Joke

    Here in the United States, we the sheeple have this super power called “the right to vote”. Ooooooo… pretty fucking amazing, riiiiiiight????? Well think again! When you get down to it, voting is nothing more than deciding who the next overpaid, lazy, egomaniacal, unhinged, sociopathic, corrupt, elitist jailor will be. And no, I’m not exaggerating. […]

  • ERP #32 – Mixed Bag #3

    I cover a variety of topics and go on some related tangents mostly in response to listener & viewner messages: Commuting to Work, The 2019 film “Color Out of Space”, The 2021 film “Old Henry”, The video game “Carrion”, Non-believers & morality, “Water on a duck’s back”, Violence in video games (and violence in general), […]

  • 2 Problems with the Film Old Henry

    Spoilers ahead! First off, I’m not a critic or a reviewer and my wife and I absolutely loved this film, especially the big reveal. Wow! It was absolutely fantastic and we didn’t see it coming. This film is such a breath of fresh air in an overplayed and tired genre. However! And that’s a very […]

  • ERP #31: All Things Horror

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 31 where I talk all things horror (fiction): why we like it, its history, different cultures, the various horror books, movies, video games, etc., and responding to some messages. Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • Using a mouse all the time? This is what you get to look forward to when you get older!

    Ah, modern society and its technology. I’ll spare you the rant regarding how we’re slaves to it and the various troubles and pain it causes. For now. I’ve been behind a computer and using a mouse since about the mid-90’s. So for about 30 years I’ve been gripping a mouse with my right hand without […]

  • Transcript from ERP episode 30 Fear (Part 2) now available for all Patrons

    Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/transcript-from-57687540

  • Think Corvus being one of the “Men” was a huge twist in the ERU?

    Just wait until you see what drops on October 24th.

  • ERP #30: Fear (Part 2) – Physiology to Phobias

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 30 were I discuss a variety of topics ranging from the physiology of fear (limbic system (amygdala, thalamus)) to phobias and everything in between & beyond such as: OG monkey vs modern brain, anger, paranoia, controlling behavior, the power & speed of fear, innate vs learned fears, common fears, patience & […]

  • Squid Game Analysis: The 1 Argument That No One Raised

    Yes, the participants involved in the Netflix series Squid Game chose to join the game by their own volition. However, the 1 immersion breaking part of this otherwise perfect show was that no one ever said “yes, we willingly obliged to join the game to win money, but none of us knew that we would […]

  • ERP #29 – Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole Part 2

    Welcome to the Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 29.This is part 2 of the ongoing, periodic series where I go down the Wikipedia rabbit hole, picking up where we last left off with the entry for Crust. But before all that I revisit micro plastics, Squid Show, Parasyte anime, then talk sequels, plot twists & reveals, […]

  • Just another praying mantis

    This young praying mantis was found on the tire of my car this October 2021. It’s always a wonderful occasion whenever I spot one of these just because of how uncommon they can be. Apparently this one had no problem basking in the limelight. Or maybe it wanted to get the hell outta dodge and […]

  • “Boredom”, a Poem

    I’m fucking bored,so I went down into my basement,because that’s where my computer is. While my computer renders my next video,which is scheduled to be published on October 10th, 2021,I decided to post this poem I made up on the spot. And now I’m done,and I’m still fucking bored,so it’s time to do something else,besides […]

  • “Shit”, a Poem

    I took a shit in the toilet.I felt relieved afterwards.I think I found god. “Shit” is a poem that is Copyright © 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, and 2050 Ephemeral Rift. […]

  • ERP #28 – Rise of the Plastic Fungi People

    Nothing scarier than reality. Welcome to episode 28 of the Ephemeral Rift Podcast where I talk about time, Carpe diem, irrational people & COVID mask mandates, indoctrinating children into organized religion, wisdom teeth, Fantastic Fungi documentary, fungi health benefits, our fungal ancestry, Terrance McKenna’s Stoned Ape Theory, microplastics & human evolution, Parasyte anime, Back 4 […]

  • Rules of the Sleep Note

    Hello, dear reader, or should I say, sleeper? After all, you are one who sleeps. Welcome to the official Rules of the Sleep Note. I recently discovered this notebook in early October 2021 purely by happenstance while preparing to make another ASMR video on my YouTube channel. If you want to learn more, or are […]

  • ERP #27 – Mixed Bag #3

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 27 talking about the documentaries Love on the Spectrum and one on Lynyrd Skynyrd, and then responding to messages about school reform, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, leaving social media, the pitfalls of participating in this interconnected society, ASMR, Slaughter to Prevail, happiness, and prolly a buncha other tangents I can’t recall […]

  • Dear Bluepoint Games: Your Demon’s Souls Remake is Perfection! Please Remake Dark Souls 1 ASAP! Thanks!!

    Title. I mean, really, do I need to go any further? Bluepoint’s remake of Demon’s Souls is a near-perfect visual & audio work of art (aside from any lingering imperfections that they could not overcome such as anything related to the original code). While looks are not everything, the core game of Demon’s Souls that […]

  • ERP #26 – The Vest

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 26 where, after some ranting, I go over all the patches on the vest I made and wear on the podcast. Starting the vest: https://youtu.be/HX2kSPAZgUk Finishing the vest: https://youtu.be/iOV4ZblBjcs Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • ERP #25 – Anime

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 25 talking all things anime from the history and its characteristics to the various titles that listeners, viewners and myself love & recommend. Titles mentioned: Demon Slayer, Spirited Away, A Silent Voice, Bakuman, Fist of the North Star, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Dragon Ball, Heavens Official Blessing, Kengan Ashura, Primal, My Hero […]

  • ERP #24 – Lo-fi music

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 24 talking Lo-Fi music, its history & characteristics, and all the various styles, artists, musicians, and even those YouTube channel playlists. Listener & viewner lo-fi recs (some may not necessarily be considered lo-fi): Sleepy Fish, A l e x, Onra, Jar Jar Jr, Deadxbeat, Fades, Green Assassin Dollar, Moow, Bsd.u, Sarcastic […]

  • ERP #23 – Laziness, Stupidity, Work & Leisure

    Talking all things lazy, stupid, work, leisure, being part lizard, and other related tangents. iTunes ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • ERP #22 – Fear (Part 1)

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 22 – Fear (Part 1) Intro: taking input for Episode 23; what I consider evidence; being skeptical of information; portmanteaus Main Course: Discussing the various aspects of fear as an emotion and tool; responding to some listener and viewner submitted fears; my own childhood story concerning the power of fear. I […]

  • Congrats! You’re Still With Us! Certificate of Award

    In honor of you still being here with us, for enduring and persevering, I present you with my own homemade certificate of award for such a truly momentous achievement! Feel free to download, print and proudly display whichever version you prefer, or both!

  • ERP #21 – Movies & Films

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 21 where I go over many of the various movies & films we’ve all seen over the years including some upcoming ones (2021). Intro: taking input for Episode 22 Movies mentioned (in alphabetical order): 8 Mile, 30 Days of Night, 500 Days of Summer, 2001 a Space Odyssey, The African Queen, […]

  • ERP #20 – “Synchronicity” or “Population Growth, Food, Jobs, Housing, Environment”

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 20 – “Synchronicity” or “Gaming PC Ban, Population Growth, Food, Jobs, Housing, Environment” Taking input for Episode 21, Alexander von Humboldt, 4 first names, the paradox of society, population growth and its demands, speaking your mind, the importance of authenticity, what goes in must come out, you can’t take the jungle […]

  • ERP #19 – The Pseudoscience of Cryptozoology (Bigfoot & Other Cryptids)

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 19: Discussing the pseudoscience of cryptozoology and various cryptids (Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, etc.), the researchers, agendas, skeptics, hoaxes, sightings, and the overall lack of evidence. iTunes ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • ERP #18 – Hip Hop & Rap

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast #18 I spend the entire episode responding to listener / viewner messages & comments from across the globe about the various hip hop & rap artists they listen to, what they like about the genre, and referring to wikipedia when pertinent (y’know, to look up stuff I didn’t know about, like UK […]

  • ERP #17 – To Unknow the Known; Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole Part 1

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 17 Intro: Taking input for Episode 18 Appetizers: living in nature; stock market manipulation; dead by daylight; wanderlust jealousy; future audience topics Main Course: To Unknow the Known; Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole Part 1 Podcast questions, comments, responses: https://ephemeralrift.com/contact/ iTunes ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS […]

  • ERP #16 – Manga

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast #16 – Manga Intro: characteristics of manga Appetizers: listener / viewner titles Main Course: manga (popular titles, history, etc.) iTunes ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 15 – Renting vs Home Ownership

    Intro: Taking input for Episode 16 Appetizers: psychopathy & empathy; making friends at a new school; believing in both science & god; simple wikipedia; anarchy & irony; physical reincarnation; future episodes on alien life & cryptids Main Course: Renting vs Home Ownership (pros & cons, financial responsibilities, my experiences, etc.,) iTunes ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 14: Video Games

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 14:Appetizers: listener / viewner favoritesMain Course: video games (history, consoles, best sellers, etc.)Dessert: trailers for Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West Podcast Links: iTunes ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449 Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPxAmazon ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS ► https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • The Tiers of Wellness

    My list of the various states of wellness / well being from the bottom of feeling just O.K. to the pinnacle of feeling splentastic! The Tiers of WellnessSplentasticFantasticSplendidAmazingAwesomeExcellentMarvelousWonderfulGreatWellMagnificentFineGoodAlrightO.K. (Baseline) Note: This is not an exhaustive and all-inclusive list of every possible state of well being in existence. For practical purposes, it has been limited to […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 13 – Rational & Reasonable People Exist!

    Intro: Taking input for episode 14  Leftovers: Comparing & self improvement Appetizers: Civilizations on other planets, space travel, Ephemeral Rift YouTube channel name origin, Iranian & Persian culture, the necessity of hair care products, lo-fi music episode, eyewitness encounters with unexplained phenomena, mental noise & inner peace, reincarnation Main Course: Rational and reasonable people; first […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast #12 – Special Guest: No One

    Intro: 2nd COVID-19 vaccine; fevers; Achilles with a K Main course – Special Guest: No One– what is no one up to?– did no one get the COVID vaccine?– is no one in a relationship?– does no one believe in heaven & hell?– is no one religious?– does no one have kids?– how does no […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 11 – Paradoxes; Questions for Our First Guest

    Intro: questions for our first guest Leftovers: human evolution and the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event article: https://ephemeralrift.com/the-cretaceous-paleogene-extinction-event-meteor-a-blessing-or-a-curse/ Appetizers: comparing more vs less, myers briggs personality type s and tests, marxism communism capitalism and community Main Course: introduction to paradoxes (crocodile paradox, what the tortoise said to achilles, ant on a rubber rope, low birth weight paradox, […]

  • The Cretaceous–Paleogene Extinction Event Meteor – A Blessing or a Curse?

    It’s most likely that the only reason we modern apes, the rest of our primate cousins, and all other “new” species of life exist today is because of the meteor that crashed into earth approximately 66 millions years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs, causing what’s known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event. Think about it: […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 10 – Irreligions, Religions, Religious Parody & Satire

    Intro: you don’t need (god, religion, faith, government, etc.) to be “good”; moral grey area, Ron Reagan FFRF.ORG TV ad; generalizing Appetizers: listening to music loud, boredom & alone with your thoughts, cherry picking religions & philosophies, future videos like “Late Night ASMR”, super volcanoes & another ice age event, human evolution and dinosaurs, playing […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast #9 – Boredom

    Intro: Common Courtesy No Leftovers this week! Appetizers: The many ways in which some viewners & listeners deal with boredom (sleep, video games, gym, biking, hiking, puzzles, miniature painting, chess, ASMR, shopping, talking with friends, staring at the crush’s texts, cleaning, music, fishing, drawing, sports, musical instruments, daydream, TV, tea, think, tending animals, eat, YouTube, […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 8

    Intro: boredom, The Tiers of Wellness Leftovers: Death Grips, King Crimson, Young Thug, Opeth, Rap genre, Bones, Vaporware genre, WhiteWoods, Ayreon, Wilderun, Qantice, Tobu, Waterflame, Gunnar Olsen, Styx, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Descendents, Code Orange, Snoop Dogg, D’Angelo, Music Scenes, Ariana Grande, Migos, Afrobeats, Alternative R&B, Reggae, Sauti Sol, Mereba, Lil Lk, Relient K, Najubes, Chance […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 7

    Intro: music as therapy Leftovers: My smartphone screen time, Wikipedia, Bob not Ben Appetizers: Ningen Isu, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Primus, Daft Punk, Basshunter, Sonata Artica, Linkin Park, Ghost, Green Day, Apes of the State, Thank you Scientist, Rammstein, Oomph!, Megaherz, Eisbrecher, The Neighbourhood, Queen, Blackbriar, Portgual. The Man, Foster the People, The Shins, I Prevail, […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 6

    Leftovers: attraction and the Netflix documentary My Love Appetizers: music games anime religion paradoxes and other Main Course topics for future podcast episodes, why no discord channel, dreams and the brain relieving itself, vegan vegetarian and climate change, mars and alien experiments, shame guilt and living unapologetically, Palestine and Israel, psychedelics and ego death, internet […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 5

    Leftovers: pay-per-view group battle evenAppetizers: high school and beyond, superficial society, Bill Hicks, Pink FloydMain Course: free thought & freethinkingDessert: United Nations World Happiness Report 2021 Have a topic for the podcast? Submit it for consideration here: https://ephemeralrift.com/contact/ Podcast links:iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ephemeral-rift-podcast/id1559306449Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0mRcmWpk4bwXG8786mUrPAmazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9dd88d03-5d74-41a7-8f34-68080e0400ef/Ephemeral-Rift-PodcastGoogle https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lcGhtZXJhbHJpZnRwb2RjYXN0LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNzLibsyn https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/RSS https://ephmeralriftpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 4

    Once again we walk through the forest of the mind during this exercise in unfiltered freethinking: Intro: anger as motivation Leftovers: individual histories and relationships; do personality opposites attract (i.e. the introvert & extrovert); meaning in a meaningless universe Appetizers (viewner/listener topics): pros & cons of growing up today vs the past; the problems with […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast Episode 3

    Leftovers: Interconnected society and if we are “Guilty by Association” which will get a deep dive and analysis in a future episode. Appetizers (viewer/listener topics): Why I left Christianity, How I got into ASMR (having an interest in sound), and Political Punk music. Main Course: In-depth discussion and insight into various aspects of a long […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast – Episode 2

    In this episode I primarily address listener/viewer questions & topics and didn’t get a chance to discuss others that I will in the next episode. In this episode: livestreams, guests/interviews, audio post-production, nihilism & philosophy, advice & life lessons for young people, genetics and mental health, anger, patience, getting burned, Arkham Sanitarium and “The Men”, […]

  • Ephemeral Rift Podcast – Episode 1

    The official Ephemeral Rift podcast is back (formally known as EphemRadio)! This is where I get to relax and unload whatever is on my mind and YOU get to hear the real me without a filter. In this episode I touch on the topics of the Coronavirus, its impact on society and technology, trying to […]

  • A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Making an ASMR Video about the Civil War

    Most of the videos I make for my YouTube channel don’t often have any kind of interesting story behind the reason that they were made. Most. That is not the case for the video called “Relax with a Union Soldier | ASMR” for which this piece of writing is about. But this isn’t really so […]

  • I Called It: Why COVID-19 Won’t Be Going Away Any Time Soon..

    Back around March 13 2020, when the Governor of Pennsylvania first declared shutting down schools for 2 weeks when COVID-19 cases first began to show up in our home state in low numbers, I told my wife that 2 weeks is a joke and that they might as well keep schools closed, and that this […]

  • What is ASMR? Why am I whispering?

    ASMR is an acronym for the non-scientific term “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response” which was coined by a layperson to describe a unique sensation experienced by certain people in response to certain stimuli. It’s like goosebumps, but instead of a very brief and uncomfortable moment of the shivers or chills, ASMR is a pleasant feeling that […]

  • Open Letter to Those Battling Against Being Raised Religious

    If you are mentally agonizing, struggling, and battling on an almost daily basis over the teachings of whatever religion you were forced to learn, especially if it’s Catholicism, then this is meant for you. If you are someone that is religious, this is not meant for you, so if you continue to read and get […]

  • The Poetry of Iggy Manley

    Below are the “poems” (minus the poem “Meat”) from the “The Poetry of Iggy Manley” video. I just had fun whipping up these lyrics the day before creating the video. I used to dabble and have fun writing terrible amateur poetry / song lyrics like this from when I was a teen and up until […]

  • The Dystopian Story behind The Everything Man, The Candy Man, The Snack Man, etc.

    In a dystopian future, the governments of the world joined together to form a united coalition in an effort to gain ultimate control over their citizens and to steer society towards the coalition’s vision of a utopian society. This new “united front” knew that in order to achieve this, they would have to weaken their […]

  • The Whispering Fire of Savallach Manor

    You find yourself unable to move and completely captivated by the warm, mesmerizing flames of a crackling fire as you hear a voice whispering in an unknown language. It appears that the rumors are true after all and that your journey here was not in vein. This old manor, once home to generations of the […]

  • The Story Behind Rob Zombie Ross

    Once upon a time, at Arkham Sanitarium, everyone’s favorite resident painter Rob Ross had some trouble sleeping. Rather than make it through the night and schedule an A.S.M.R. appointment the next day with Corvus or Dave, he decided to break curfew and leave his room. I’m sure by now you know how that is never […]

  • Letter to a Friend – Complete Text

    Official text behind the letter written in the video: Hello My Friend! I hope this letter finds you fairing well! No, strike that. I hope you are doing splentastically well! I do apologize for writing you so late, but it is only until now that I have been ale to set aside all distractions and […]

  • Thoughts on Making a Murderer Season 2 Netflix Series

    As of the time of this writing, I’ve completed watching Season 2 of the Netflix series Making a Murderer, and I still felt just as much anger, disgust, helplessness, confusion, empathy, compassion and sadness over all of the parties involved (including government officials) and what took place just like with Season 1. I’m going to […]

  • Thoughts on Making a Murderer Season 1 Netflix Series

    Innocent until proven guilty. First off, there are some spoilers ahead for those of you who haven’t yet watched the Netflix series Making a Murderer. Here is the Wikipedia link to the series. This is probably the first time I’ve ever felt so consumed about the subject of a TV show or film that I felt […]

  • The Flux Between Fantasy & Reality

    There are 2 ways in which we go about our daily existence: sober on reality and drunk on fantasy. How often do we drift between these two mental states throughout the day? One moment we are aware and paying attention to our environment and surroundings, most often at school or job, a split second later […]

  • What About the Native Americans?

    Hello dear stranger, I hope you are doing well. If you have a few moments of your time, this article is split into 2 sections: the first being about how Native Americans do not receive their fair share of representation and support compared to other social and world issues, and the second being my personal […]

  • Grainding and While of Reslantering the

    Approached will Handing but of? Linger has of is and it! When here piling seeded! Relieving whether sentence. Can September should the true on? Miles for tiling reversing. Is 5. Given, but quick is had. Would. Would. And of glimpsed, and your. Never the on over? Can can this and can should on while. With […]

  • How to Setup a Website in 7 Easy Steps Using WordPress

    Let Your Voice Be Heard and Your Art Seen! I am a huge proponent of free knowledge, knowledge-sharing and empowering people, so I’ve decided to write up this simple text-only, high-level (not in great detail) tutorial with 7 easy steps to show you how simple it can be to setup a website to the point […]

  • All My Heroes are Dead

    A week or so before this post, I was thinking about how all the people I have admired over the years, whether as a kid or adult, are dead (and how any remaining “heroes” that are still alive today are dead on a metaphorical level, but that’s another story). So I whipped up this whimsical […]

  • New Margaret merch available!

    You can now get Margaret on your socks, leggings, mug, smartphone case and more! This is a more recent design than what was previously available. I did a recent photo shoot of Margaret, performed some Photoshop witchery, and added her to the Teespring and Spreadshirt shops.

  • Have a Splentastic Day!

    A little message I created that just so happends to be the ultimate combo! Better than great, greater than splendid, and far more splendid than fantastic!

  • Modern Humans are Displaced Hunter Gatherers

    You want to know why you’re bored and have nothing meaningful to do? Why you can’t sit still? Why certain school subjects or tasks at your job do not keep your attention very long? Why you’re frustrated because you have to work a job you might despise and hate so you can pay rent, utilities and buy food? […]

  • Why “Good People” in Today’s Society are the Only Ones Deserving of an Award (Essay & Analysis)

    Ephemeral Rift: Please open your hand. Reader: [opens hand] ER: [Places salt grain into hand, then gently closes reader’s hand].  Think of all the major awards that we hand out in today’s society. The people that get them don’t deserve them. (Psst: now would be a good time for you to start using that grain […]

  • The Story behind Alien Encounter ASMR

    Once upon a time, back in October 2018, I was sitting down for lunch eating my usual beef pot pie, or maybe it was chicken pot pie, I can’t remember exactly. I think I had water to drink along with it, although it may have been iced tea. I don’t know if I also had […]

  • The Myth of Community and How It Doesn’t Exist

    Are we truly social creatures? Did community ever truly exist? Or are we simply driven by self-interest and that’s the only reason we engage with one another? I may be an idealist, but I’m definitely a realist and I know the difference between fact and fiction (though ever since I was a kid I found […]

  • The Myth of the Adult and Why There is No Such Thing

    All throughout our lives all we have ever heard as young people was “Grow up and act like an adult!”. Yet time and time again, the so-called “adults” always end up doing something hypocritical that contradicts what it means to “act like an adult”. So I have taken it upon myself to deconstruct this fantasy […]

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