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), (U.S.) Government: overreach & control; necessity & helpfulness, Afghanistan’s pros & cons, Australia’s weather, What to do with your life/passion, Ending up being alone.
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.
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 & fear / anxiety, these self-aware biological machinations, the human body has no user manual, our inability to inquire our own minds.
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, the pros and cons of some listener/viewner countries, anti-intellectualism, “woke” as an insult against smart people, my drug “experiences”, taxes, and human spaghetti code.
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 Blood video game, High on the Hog documentary, Squid Game show, and responding to messages about “why this ASMR stuff works”, science & proof, learning to drive, anxiety, and people who like cold weather.
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 at the moment.
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 Academia, Food Wars, Mod Pyscho 100, Parasyte, Attack On Titan, Naruto, One Piece, Legends of Galactic Heroes, March Comes In Like a Lion, Golden Kamuy, Monster, Princess Mononoke, Whisper of the Heart, Jujutsu Kaisen, Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World, Death Note, Bleach, Yu-Gi-Oh, Battle Angel Alita, Ghost in the Shell, Berserk, Neon Genesis Evangelion, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Galaxy Express 999, When Marnie Was There, Air, Clannad, Beastars, Grave of the Fireflies, Star Blazers 2199, Paprika, Wolf Children, Your Name, Claymore, A Perfect Blue, Steins Gate, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Kakegurui, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, Castlevania, Yasuke, Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathway, Children of the Sea, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Megalobox, Japan Sinks 2020, Flavors of Youth, Dragon’s Dogma, Cannon Busters, Ajin: Demi Human.
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 Sounds, Nk Music, Mariussax, Nymano, Pandrezz, Philanthrope, Love with a Ghost, Nujabes, Johnny Goth, Delayde, Youngmorpheus, Modest Mouse, Home, Potsu, Mila Coolness, Linearwave, Letskey, Rajstar, Jinsang, LoveSadKid, KhaiDreams, Forest, Flying Lotus, Lausse the Cat, A[way], 90sflav, Wulf Morpheus, Eery, Hippie Sabotage, Prima, Stellardrone, Deep Space and Telomere.
Lo-fi artists & musicians from wikipedia: Lou Barlow, Beat Happening, Beck, Cavetown, The Chills, Clairo, Alastair Galbraith, Girl in Red, Guided by Voices, Jandek, Joji, Chris Knox, R. Stevie Moore, The Microphones, The Mountain Goats, Mononeon, Mxmtoon, Nothing Painted Blue, Ariel Pink, Part Time, Pavement, Pussy Galore, Royal Trux, Sebadoh, Aaron Shanley
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, Airplane!, Alien, American History X, American Pie, American Psycho, American Werewolf in London, Andromeda Strain, Angel of Nanjing, Animal House, Army of Darkness, Army of the Dead, Austin Powers, Back to the Future, The Bad News Bears, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Batman, Beetlejuice, Beverly Hills Cop, The Big Lebowski, The Blob, The Book of Eli, The Brainwashing of My Dad, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill Cosby Himself, Blade Runner, Blazing Saddles, Blow the Man Down, Blue Ruin, Bone Tomahawk, Border, Boy, Braveheart, Breakfast Club, Burn After Reading, Caddy Shack, Candyman (2021), Captain Fantastic, Cinderella Man, City of God, Clerks, A Clockwork Orange, Clue, The Colony (2021), Come True, Cool Runnings, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Critters, Crocodile Dundee, Cryptozoo, Daddy’s Home, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead (Remake), The Descent, Despicable Me, Dirty Harry, District 9, Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story, Don’t Tell a Soul, Dredd, Drive, Dune (2021), E.T., Elvis, Escape from New York, Eternals, Evil Dead, Falling, Falling Down (not mentioned), Fargo, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fifth Element, Fight Club, The Fighter, A Fish Called Wanda, The Fly (Remake), Frankenstein, Friday the 13th, Full Metal Jacket, Gangs of New York, Ghost in the Shell, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Girl with All the Gifts, Godzilla vs Kong, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, Goonies, Gothic & Lolita Psycho, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Gremlins, Hacksaw Ridge, Halloween Kills, Hangover, Happy Gilmore, Hard Candy, Harry and the Hendersons, The Hateful Eight, Heavyweights, Hell or High Water, Hellboy, History of the World Part 1, Home Alone, Hoosiers, Howard the Duck, The Howling, Indiana Jones, Interstellar, Invincible, Iqbal, The Iron Giant, It’s Such a Beautiful Day, Jaws, John Wick, Joker, Jurassic Park, The Karate Kid, Karen, Killer Clowns from Outer Space, A Knight’s Tale, Kung Fu Panda, The Lighthouse, Little Shop of Horrors, The Longest Yard, Lord of the Rings, Lord of War, Lost in America, Major League, Mallrats, The Many Saints of Newark, The Matrix, Meg, Memories of a Murder, The Mighty Ducks, Million Dollar Baby, Miracle, Moneyball, Monty Python – Quest for the Holy Grail, Moonlight, Mulan, The Muppet Movie, The Naked Gun, Nancy, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Night of the Living Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, No Country for Old Men, Nobody, Nomad Land, Nosferatu, October Sky, Oldboy, Once Bitten, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Paint Your Wagon, Pan’s Labyrinth, Papillon, Parasite, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, The Pink Panther Movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Planet of the Apes (old & new), Planes Trains and Automobiles, Police Academy, Porky’s, Predator, Princess Bride, The Protege (2021), Psycho Goreman, Pulp Fiction, Pumpkinhead, A Quiet Place 2, Rambo, Rawhead Rex, Rear Window, Red Dawn (original), Requiem for a Dream, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Revenge of the Nerds, Rocky, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Road, The Rookie, Room, Rudy, Scarface, Scary Movie, School of Rock, Seabiscuit, The Shape of Water, Shawshank Redemption, Sicario, The Silence of the Lambs, The Silencing, A Silent Voice, The Sixth Sense, Slingblade, Slumdog Millionaire, Snatch, The Space Between Us, Spaceballs, Star Wars, Stay, Stripes, Synchronic, Taxi Driver, Ted, The Terminator, The Thing, They Call Me Bruce?, This is Spinal Tap, Top Gun, Top Secret, The Toxic Avenger, Train to Busan, Treasure Planet, Trees Lounge, Troll, Troll Hunter, Turner Classic Movies, Uncle Buck, Uncle Frank, Undergods, Unhinged, Uppercut, V for Vendetta, Warrior, Weird Science, Werewolves Within, Winters Bone, The Wind Rises, The Witch, Wolf, Wolf Man (Lon Chaney), Wolfen, You Were Never Really Here, Young Frankenstein, Your Name
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 out of the animal, banning high-end gaming PC’s but not more serious issues, global data center power usage, poverty being a blemish on society, still trying to make sense of people, raised on sugar, the dairy industry, conscious choice or unconscious decision.
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.
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 Drill)
Artists & genres mentioned: Middle Eastern Hip Hop, Sansar Salvo, Childish Gambino, Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller, Saba, XXXTenacion, Bones, Fabvl, NF, Tom McDonald, Outkast, Eminem, Yung Pinch, Scott La Rock, Hopsin, Cool Company, Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, NWA, Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates, Aqualeo, Young Thug, ZillaKami, Scarlxd, Ghostemane, Trap (genre), MF Doom, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep, 50 Cent, Eazy-E, Slowthai, Nas, Biggie, Bone Thugs -N-Harmony, Ice Cube, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Big L, Lil Uzi Vert, J Cole, Juice Wrld, Eto, Action Bronson, Pounds448, 38 Spesh, Roc Marciano, Rome Streetz, Conway the Machine, Run the Jewels, Dälek, Canibus, K-Rino, Demondice, Polo G, Logic, UK Drill, Zone 2, OTP, Clipping, Machine Gun Kelly, Drake, Francis, Aesop Rock, Madlib, Flatbush Zombies, Hollywood Undead, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Tech N9ne, Apathy, Chris Webby, JID
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 beer in almost 4 years; cannabis as a cooking ingredient
Dessert: Sweet Tooth Netflix show and comic book; I like to talk
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 one like being the most powerful being alive? – is no one alive? – does no one like soda & ice cream? – who does no one think is the greatest american rock band of all time? – what is no one’s opinion on nothing? – does no one have an interest in history? – what is no one’s purpose in life & impact of life achievements? – would no one change the past knowing it would change the present? – who are “you” and what does it mean to be “you”? – why does everyone tell me to dance like you, no one, are watching? – a message from no one’s father? – what is no one’s favorite thing about non-existing? – which dinosaur would no one ride into battle and win? – why does no one love me? do you, no one, love me? – since you are no one, is there a no two? will your friends and family (no two, no three, no four, etc.) ever be on the podcast? – do you think we’ll find microbial life on mars? – what do you think about the high gas prices? – what are no one’s thoughts on debt and self-sufficiency? – how did no one survive the great filter? – what do you think will happen to you no one if you are dead? – I really like No One!!! – does no one think humans will destroy the earth or drive themselves to extinction? – if no one could be a kitchen appliance, which one and why? – what is no one’s iq? how many chromosomes does no one have? – does no one think gen z is dumb, and why? – does no one have a battle jacket? – what is no one’s thoughts on console wars? – does no one have a favorite vacation spot? – what is no one’s political views on waffles? – if no one could have lunch with an actor dead or alive, who would it be? – how does no one think they affect people? – how’s no one’s mom? how’s it like being nobody? – what does no one think the meaning of life is? – what is no one’s greatest fear? – does no one have aspirations of becoming someone? – what is no one’s thoughts on being patriotic? – does no one enjoy Nothing ASMR? How goes the Nothing Shop? – does no one know someone? – what is no one’s take on UFO videos in the recent news? – does no one own the PS5? – how did no one lose hearing in their left ear? – what does no one like more: nuka cola or coka cola? – no one: how did the ephemeral rift universe start? – no one: where is Iggy Manley? – has no one ever felt more emotionally connected to animals than people and if so what does that mean? – what is stopping no one from living life to the fullest? – no one: does being widely recognized have its detriments? – how did no one come into existence and have the ability to answer questions? – how has no one managed to stay alive so long? – are there are video games that no one plays? – what are some movies that no one likes to watch? – no one’s parting words for listeners and viewners
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 two envelope paradox, buradin’s ass, hedgehog’s dilemma, the paradox of tolerance, the paradox of the grain of millet, paradox of the plankton
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 sports, hunter gatherers and leisure time
Main Course: Irreligions, Religions, Parody Religions (evolutionary origin, agnostic atheism, atheism, agnosticism, antireligion, free thought, naturalism, secular humanism, secularism, world religions, nontheistic religion, pantheism, native american religion, inuit religion, transtheism, post-theism, taoism, confucianism, buddhism, yoga, sikhism, christianity, islam, sufism, judaism, cargo cult, rastafari, wicca, entheogenic religions, new age, UFO religion, church of the fFlying spaghetti monster, church of subGenius, dinkoism, discordianism, jediim, kibology, kopimism, landover baptist church, last thursdayism, ‘pataphysics, silinism, sisters of perpetual united church of bacon, religious war, religious art, etc., etc.)
Dessert: Religious Satire (Brian Merriman, Bill Maher, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Doug Stanhope, Lenny Bruce, Douglas Adams, Richard Pryor, Monty Python, The Kids in the Hall, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Orgazmo, Dogma, Religulous, The Canterbury Tales, Letters from Earth, The Screwtape Letters, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Cahrist’s Childhood Pal, South Park, Family Guy, Boogyism, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Invisible Pink Unicorn, Church of the SubGenius, etc., etc.)
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, gardening, word games, cooking, etc.
Main Course: Boredom
Dessert: Psycho Goreman; sobriety & comedies / entertainment
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 the Rapper, Chilly Gonzales, The Cinematic Orchestra, Heilung,
Appetizers: dealing with stress during difficult times, UFO’s and world governments’ acknowledgement, how to live life properly & information overload, college being forced as necessary, the answer to laughing during ASMR videos, Margaret, cryptocurrencies and NFT’s, rational vs emotional & the impact on society, what’s the point if life is meaningless, opinion on people who are religious, evolution without religion & if god’s hard-wired into us
Main Course: progressive school reform (mental health education, practical knowledge, smaller classes/more teachers, free education at all levels / no tuition / no student debt, etc., etc.); the creative cycle of consumption & creation
Dessert: documentary “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” – ideal, self reliant, true freedom, no government, collective, community
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, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Our Last Night, Falling In Reverse, Death Grips, Slayer, MF DOOM, Bach, Kaveret, Grandson, 80’s, Bossa Nova, Naked Eyes, The Alan Parsons Project, Michael Jackson, System of a Down, The Beatles, The Ink Spots, Eddie Meduza, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Vehemence, Dimmu Borgir, Mac Miller, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Oasis, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Boston, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Hellyeah, Finntroll, In Flames, Igorrr, Gojira, Ott, Guns N Roses, Korpiklaani, Nick Shoulders, Shellac, Burial, Daughters, Akira Yamaoka, Swans, Devo, Pink Floyd, Black Flagg, The Police, Metallica, Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, Slipknot, Wavves, Mgmt, Rise Against, Tool, Liquid Drum N Bass genre, Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Goth Rock, Death Rock, Cold wave, Melodic Death Metal, David Bowie, Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Bartok Bela, Car Bomb, Humanity’s Last Breath, Bring Me The Horizon, Annisokay, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, White Zombie, Unleash the Archers, Flatbush Zombies, Freddie Dredd, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, While She Sleeps, Home Free, The Great Divide, Younger Hunger, Fever the Ghost, 90’s Alternative, Soundgarden, Skillet, Stigmata, Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, Pantera, Muse, Avenged Sevenfold, Ayreon, Genesis, Dream Theater, 100 gecs, Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys, Dschingis Khan, Lord of the Lost, Ensiferum, Hell Boulevard, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Beach House, Jefferson Airplane, Motley Crue, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Witch House genre, Everything But the Girl, Blanco White, Inabakumori, Logic, Bon Iver, Christine and The Queens, Blur, Pulp, My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots, Math Rock genre, Funk genre, Jazz genre, Enter Shikari, Psychedelic Rock genre, Alternative genre, Country genre, Sturgil Simpson, Death, The Notorious B.I.G., Explosions in the Sky, System of a Down, Etta James, The Taxpayers, Folk Punk genre, War Drums genre, Sticky Fingers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus, Thrice, Seether, Mike Shinoda, Elvis Costello, Rush, Sting, Bob Dylan, Madeon, Snail’s House, Emil Rottmayer, Van Halen, Crosby Stills and Nash, Imagine Dragons, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Helloween, D12, Kamelot, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nightwish, Agalloch
Main Course: An introduction to Music and all of its styles
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 phones local vs global and mental health
Leftovers: pay-per-view group battle even Appetizers: high school and beyond, superficial society, Bill Hicks, Pink Floyd Main Course: free thought & freethinking Dessert: United Nations World Happiness Report 2021
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 term relationship (the “best friend”, differences, arguments, compromise, etc.) and parenting / fatherhood (responsibility, guidance, affection, being supportive, etc.).
Dessert: Songs from Gojira’s new album, a song by Streetlight Manifesto, and the Amazon series ZeroZeroZero.
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”, Japanese society, religion-free world, psychedelics and laws, tangential and circumstantial speech, H. P. Lovecraft, guilty by association, problems with interconnected society, society soup, the two books that impacted my life, the coronavirus vaccine, the SCP foundation, alcohol-free and dreams, aligning the physical & mental, why I left social media, Akira manga, Days n Daze, Celtic Frost, judging people, senseless acts of nonsense, justified violence.
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 obtain a PS5 or Nvidia graphics card, alcohol and being alcohol free, patience and anger, cannabis and laws in the United States, losing interest in things once passionate about, and an idea if you are trying to gain confidence in yourself.
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 discussions by yours truly. Just the music. It’s something I’ll be doing on the podcast periodically, maybe once every other month or so. But after hearing the various pieces listed below, I couldn’t help but to weave a fictional tale of an interstellar voyage.
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 he? Was he in fact waiting for the bus? How did he end up in a wheelchair? Is he happy or deal with depression? What are the challenges that he faces every day? Should he be thankful that he has a wheel chair and a bus to get around? Does he live alone or have someone waiting for him at home? Why is no one stopping to ask if he needs a ride? Why didn’t I stop and ask? Is this what we’ve become? ……
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, being a non-exploitative opportunist, doing what it takes to survive, manicuring the earth, rehashing how i think we should be living, who do we support every day, if the internet goes away we’ll be fine, how did we relax and get jobs before the internet, indigenous people, voluntary faith versus coerced dogma, and various related tangents.
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.
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.
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”.
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 neutrality.
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.
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 U.S. for Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Trenton.
Starting with this episode going forward I will now be interjecting select music works from both ccmixter.org and freemusicarchive.org (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 creative folks out there.
Episode Description: I ramble about how we’re living in The Upside Down in regards to the underprivileged & poor compared to those who have it easy; how you should try not to worry much about anything; how I believe we can truly end poverty if we all worked together; takeaways from a previous podcast regarding poaching and the significance of the number 3; new movie releases opening this weekend; and global weather and news from 3 international locations of Pago Pago & Kwajalein in the South Pacific, and Traralgon Australia.
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 Dark Souls 3, Bloodbourne, Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead and the latest Last of Us 2 trailer. After that, I ramble about the TV shows The Walking Dead season 8 episode 2 and Stranger Things season 2 finale. Lastly, I go over the weather and about 3 news articles each from Amsterdam, Norway and Finland.
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 their own apartment building.
I discuss AMC’s The Walking Dead TV show season 8 episode 2, going over what occurred and discussing some of the characters. I talk about the Netflix series Stranger Things in general, especially Season 2 episodes 1 through 7. I also touch upon this Netflix model of releasing all of the episodes so people can binge watch them.
I talk about the PBS Nature show episode on Otters, go over new movies released this weekend, and then finish up with the international news and weather from three locations in South America.
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 cities in Africa, then finish up talking about white people and three specific aggravating experiences with them and more tangents such as the ratios of good vs bad people among various races and cultures.
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 these subjects as I gain new understanding and perspective. Then I go into the international news with a few things from Santander Spain, Cranbrook Canada and Warsaw Poland, with the latter being more like a visitor’s guide. I also talk about some upcoming independent films, my visit to the anarchist book store Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia, looking forward to the upcoming second season of Stranger Things on Netflix, burial customs and where our poop goes.
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 support cosleeping, the PBS Nature series TV show and The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1.
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 and related topics such as the importance of nature, The Walking Dead video game and upcoming season 8 of the TV show, being lawful good to solicitors and NPC’s, quick thoughts about Bladerunner 2049 and other tangents that I can’t remember at the moment.