Category: Ephemeral Rift Podcast

  • 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), […]

  • 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 ► ► ► ► ►

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  • 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 & […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: Finishing the vest: Spotify ► ► ► ► ►

  • 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 ► ► ► ► ► ►

  • 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 […]

  • 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 ► ► ► ► ► ►

  • 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: iTunes ► ► ► ► ► […]

  • ERP #16 – Manga

    Ephemeral Rift Podcast #16 – Manga Intro: characteristics of manga Appetizers: listener / viewner titles Main Course: manga (popular titles, history, etc.) iTunes ► ► ► ► ► ►

  • 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 ► ► […]

  • 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 ► Spotify ► ► ► ► ►

  • 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: 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, […]

  • 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: Podcast links:iTunes

  • 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 […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #71 – Evacuation Earth

    In this episode I take another break from the typical podcast format to try something new. I take the listener on a fictional journey through space that features ambient music by the artists listed below. Playing a particular genre of music for an entire episode is something I have been wanting to do without any topical […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #70 – The man in a wheelchair waiting at the bus stop while it was snowing

    I take a break from the typical podcast format to analyse, question, explore and rant a little bit (but not too much) about a candid photo I have on my smart phone of a middle-aged man I saw in a wheelchair waiting at a bus stop during the first snow of winter 2017-2018. Who is […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 68 12-9-2017 Weekend Edition

    I ramble about electronic music, pursuing various creative outlets, stoner metal, smoking marijuana, when I bought marijuana from a coworker at an office job, being on and off the wagon, people doing what they want with their own bodies, my suit pants are too tight, i lied: i own 3 pairs of shoes not 2, […]

  • EphemRadio Podacst Episode 67 12-5-2017 Weekday Edition

    Topics include the lethargy of depression vs laziness, art vs junk, the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Christkindlmarkt, the type of indie art festival I would like to see, land ownership, tv commercials, and Season 8 Episode 7 of The Walking Dead. Podcast links: Itunes – LibSyn – Google Play Featured music in order of appearance: “Backswimmer” by A Deer A Horse “Class […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #66 Weekend Edition 12-2-2017

    I ramble about xmas and happiness (more detailed discussion about the holiday and its history in another episode and/or video), briefly touch on Anarchism (detailed discussion in the near future), our violent human nature, experience required for marriage and other tangents. Artists in order of appearance: “Dissect Me” by Sap “Through the Atmosphere” by Mindseye […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #65 Weekday Edition 11-28-2017

    I ramble about concerts I’ve attended and bands I haven’t seen, cassettes still being relevant, the plethora of music available today across various genres, and The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6 “The King, The Widow and Rick”. Podcast links: Itunes – LibSyn – Google Play Music in order of appearance: “Fire Whiplash” by Outline (Demo Debut released 11/30/2017) “Who’s […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast #64 Weekend Edition 11-25-2017

    Topics include: people are the problem not the systems guns or religions, is there a “right” system, questioning if a utopian soceity can truly be achieved, there are no intrinsic morals, exploring music genres, how acoustic neuroma affects enjoyment of sound and music, how we can take the power back into our own hands, and net […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast 62 Weekend Edition for 11-18-2017

    In this episode I ramble about treating yourself well in regards to what you think of yourself and what you feed your mind and body; how you should always be yourself; being aggravated by annoying drivers; and some news and weather from the U.S. cities of Allentown, Salt Lake City, and Oklahoma. EphemRadio Podcast links: Itunes – LibSyn – Google […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast 61 Weekday Edition for 11-14-2017

    In this episode I ramble about the sleepy effect of dentist offices and hospital waiting rooms; share my experiences of having cavities, wearing braces and a retainer; mention the stand up comedy of Bill Cosby, Brian Reagan and black comedy TV shows from the 70’s and 80’s; and finish with weather & news from the […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast 60 Weekend Edition for 11-11-2017

    Starting with this episode going forward I will now be interjecting select music works from both and (links below) in order to liven up the episodes a little bit so you are not just hearing the sound of my voice. Plus, in the spirit of free expression and creativity, showcase and promote some […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 59 Weekday Edition 11-7-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 59 In this episode of the EphemRadio podcast I start off talking about the joys of suffering while dealing with any kind of illness, especially when it comes to having a child and the bugs they bring home from daycare. Then I move into discussing video games and games in general, namely […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 58 Weekend Edition 11-4-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 59 I start the podcast off about a thought I had when I drove past a multi-story apartment building. It raised questions about community and how a lot of humans are strangers to one another. And how many seem to interact with people more online than in real life or even in […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 57 Weekday Edition 10-31-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 57 EphemRadio podcast episode #57: I talk about halloween and go on various tangents such as consumerism and trying to stay true to who you are and manifesting your personal philosophy into the real world even when circumstances make it difficult. Then I go over some international news & weather of three […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 56 Weekend Edition 10-28-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 56 Weekend Edition 10-28-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 56 In this weekend edition of the EphemRadio podcast #56 I talk about how we cannot rid ourselves of fear, anxiety and anger but can learn how to manage them by turning their energy into something constructive. Something I’ve talked about in the past, but every so often I like to revisit […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 55 Weekday Edition 10-24-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 55 I start the podcast by getting back to movies opening in major theaters and then go over the weather and local news of a few foreign cities such as Kyoto, Japan and Guayaquil, Ecuador. I then share my thoughts about public executions, medieval torture, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, being parents that […]

  • EphemRadio Podcast Episode 54 Weekend Edition 10-21-2017

    EphemRadio Podcast Episode 54 Saturday, October 21st I created the first weekend episode of the podcast which may become a routine since I seem to be gathering momentum in regards to having plenty to talk about. In this episode #54 I talk about: my trip to Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania, including its history […]