This week I sit down for my second ever solocast to talk about the changes coming to the Spinning Logic Podcast.
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John Wilford is the state chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas and has served as state treasurer and as a district representative on the State Libertarian Executive Committee. He is also one of the hosts of the Six Pack Philosophy podcast.
Learn more about the Texas Libertarian Party at LPTexas.org
Find out about Texas State Libertarian Convention at convention.lptexas.org
Karin Jensen is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist whose research includes investigations of the placebo effect, and how cognitive processes shape pain perception. She has been the leading scientist in a novel line of studies that explore the role of conscious awareness and intellectual ability in placebo responses.
Karin Jensen’s Karolinska Page
Luana Colloca Placebo Study
Dr. Rashawn Ray is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality. He has published over 40 books, articles, chapters, and op-eds and has written for the New York Times and Huffington Post, NBC News and Public Radio International.
Connect with Dr. Ray on his Website
Dr Ray is also the Co-Editor of Contexts Magazine
Skylar Bayer holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Maine, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher who specializes in Marine Ecology and Reproductive Biology. She is also the co-host of the sometimes monthly podcast Strictly Fishwrap Science radio hour.
Check out Strictly Fishwrap
Fermented Greenland Shark Hakarl
The Story Collider episode about falling in love
Skylar’s segment on The Colbert Report
Skylar’s TEDx Talk
Cole Imperi is an award winning Designer and end-of-life professional. She is a certified Thanatologist and has worked with death and dying for more than a decade.
Check out her podcast Life, Death and Tarot
The Child’s Discovery of Death by Sylvia England
Cole’s Tedx Talk Lifted by Little Deaths
Kelly Weinersmith is an adjunct assistant professor in the BioSciences department at Rice University, where she studies parasites that manipulate host behavior. She is also co-author of the New York Time's Bestseller "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything".
Kelly’s book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything". She co-authored with Zach Weinersmith,
Check Out Kelly’s two Podcasts
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Britt Bunyard has worked as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi.
Check out Fungi Magazine
Dog turd fungi video
Mushroom Wedding Poem Book
Kaki Burgess has spent six years traveling around the world working as a superyacht stewardess. She is also the host of the upcoming podcast Yachtie Talk: An Insider's Guide to REAL Life on Yachts.
Connect with Kaki on Facebook
Kelvin Bates is a newly-minted Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard, where he studies the chemistry behind how smog forms in the atmosphere, and how interactions between chemicals emitted by humans and plants can cause unhealthy air pollution.
Visit Kelvin’s website
Mark Barone and Marina Dervan started their own charity called An Act of dog where they raise funds through the sale of fine art products to give back to rescue groups across the nation, and work with schools to show kids how to use their art for social change.
Check out the upcoming Documentary
Jess Phoenix is a volcanologist, an accomplished extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist. She has been chased by narco-traffickers in Mexico, dodged armed thieves in remote Peru, raced horses across Mongolia, and worked in the mines of the Australian Outback. She is now running for a seat in the 25th Congressional District in order to help get more Scientists in public office.
Visit the Jess Phoenix Campaign Website
Check out her Website
Donate to the Campaign
Jess is an Explorers Club Fellow
Californias 25th District
Steve Knight National Environmental Scorecard
No Apparent Danger by Victoria Bruce
Steve Dolinsky has won 13 James beard awards for his work television and radio. Currently, he is the Food Reporter for ABC 7 – Chicago and the co-creator and co-host of the Feed Podcast where you can learn about wine, spirits, food trends and recipes from all over the globe.
Check out The Feed Podcast
Look out for Steve's new book Pizza City USA 101 Reasons Why Chicago Is America's Greatest Pizza Town (to be published in 2018) Find out more here pizzacityusa.com/
Lombardi’s America’s first Pizzeria
VPN Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana
Robert Kandell is an accomplished writer, teacher, coach and lecturer. Since 2002, he has been guiding his audience on methods for improving communication that have helped build thousands of successful relationships. He is the host of the weekly podcast Tuff Love.
Check out Robert Kandell’s Podcast
Connect with Robert Kandell on Facebook
The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson
Dr. Angela Johnson has been a mental health practitioner for over 15 years. She has evaluated hundreds of criminal offenders, and testified as an expert in high-stakes trials. She is the host of the weekly podcast called Chasing the Mind, which explores the art and science of psychology.
Frankie Picasso is a Canadian Social Preneur, Talk Show Host, Artist and champion for change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years. She is the author of the book Midlife Mojo: How to get through the midlife crisis and emerge as your true self.
Connect with Frankie through her website
Frankie’s Book I Bared My Chest
Frankie’s Show Mission Unstoppable
Check out FrankiePaintsPets
Dr. Mark Miller received a Petroleum Engineering PHD from Stanford and was a Professor at the University of Texas for 18 years. In 2014 and 2016, he was the Libertarian Party nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner. We sit down to discuss the Libertarian party, The position of Texas Railroad Commissioner, Fracking and Dr. Miller’s Book Oil & Gas and the Texas railroad Commission: Lessons for Regulating a Free Society.
Buy Dr. Millers Book Oil & Gas and the Texas Railroad Commission
Ross Perot’s VP Candidate Admiral James Stockdale
The life of Pamela M Covington took an unforeseen turn and she found herself deep in poverty struggling to work her way out. She documented her story in the book, “A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage,” describing her unexpected plunge into (and triumphant emergence from) a life below poverty level. These days she’s on a mission to empower others, speaking to people about motivation, self-esteem, welfare independence, literacy, education, and more. In this podcast we explore the misconceptions of how people enter into poverty, the systemic difficulties with getting out and her ideas on how to make the world a little bit better for everyone!
EXCERPTS from "A Day at the Fare: One Woman's Welfare Passage"
Visit the A Day at the Fare's GoFundMe
Pamela’s Blog: Poverty and Welfare in Our United States
Brendan Gaughran is an expert in gut, liver and adrenal health. He spent 15 years in the healthcare industry before starting his own company Liver Medic. He now conducts health lectures to both physicians and the general public about the vital role liver plays in a person’s body and overall wellness. In this podcast we discuss confusing and sometimes controversial issues of leaky health, adrenal fatigue and overall gut health.
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David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute, an American Libertarian think tank. He is the editor of The Libertarian Reader and the author of 6 books including his most recent “The Libertarian Mind: a Manifesto for Freedom”. Today we discuss some of the basic tenets of Libertarianism, the difference between being Libertarian (Big L) vs. libertarian (small l), the war on drugs and the logic behind social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.
You can find out more about David here
Or connect with David on Twitter
You can buy his book A Libertarian Mind
James Poindexter grew up in a shockingly abusive household until he was truly abandoned at the age of 10. After being passed around his family for a couple months he was placed in the dysfunctional foster care system. Despite these challenges, he was able to turn his life around to become a world champion martial artist. He now travels the world speaking about his experience defying the odds and overcoming life’s obstacles. He is also the author of Your Amazing Itty Bitty Foster and Adoptive Parent Guide- 15 Steps to Successfully Connect With Your Foster or Adoptive Teen”.
You can Connect with James Poindexter through his
James referenced this Henry Ford Quote
Dr. Martin Pepper is a true renaissance man. He is a welder, masterdiver, photojournalist, videographer, researcher, and world traveler. He’s a Hall of Fame NCAA Swimming Champion from the University of Arizona where he received 4 degrees, and is now a lecturer in Geology and Earth Science. He was host of the History channel documentary, Atlantis Found, where he combined Geology with major historical events dating back to 1600 B.C to attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis. He was also a finalist on MythBusters: The Search. In this podcast we discuss how he has fallen backwards in life into increasingly incredible opportunities and what is next!
Subscribe to Dr. Martin Peppers YouTube Channel
Or connect with him on Twitter
Nate Lind quit a successful career in corporate America to start one of the most popular men’s grooming and lifestyle brands in the world. His company Legendary Man not only provides grooming products but also a portal to help men successfully navigate their own hero’s journey and create a legendary life.
Connect with Nate
Patrick Fitzgibbons is a 20 year criminal justice professional. He teaches criminal justice courses at the college level helping to educate and groom the next generation of law enforcement professionals. He is the host and creator of CJ Evolution. A podcast geared towards the criminal justice community. In this podcast we discuss body cameras, police brutality, the personal life of a police officer, the drug war, prostitution and human trafficking.
Connect with Patrick Fitzgibbons by checking out his website
Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. She co-hosted her own show on Oxygen and has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network. She recently released her second book Should I stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist.
Guest: Connect with Dr. Ramani Durvasula by following her on Twitter, @doctorramani and check out her books You Are Why You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life & Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship with a Narcissist.
• "At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." Lao Tzu