By Joshua Citrak
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No agenda. No preconceptions. Let the best ideas win. Author and podcaster Joshua Citrak sits down with experts, pioneers and trend-setters to reexamine assumed knowledge, unquestioned narratives and misinformation to distill the best ideas and motivations, striving always to Do Better.
||ExplicitEp.016 Eric Trabert (Goldsmith), Leon Loucheur (Painter)||We talk about taking time and finding perspective, resetting goals, cryo therapy and floating, disconnection, being dads, male friendship, the Grateful Dead and 80's metal and juggling professional obligations with the need for creativity.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.015 Conversation with an Actual Living Scientist (Dr. Susan Citrak)||In this episode Susan and I discuss the importance scientific literacy. She breaks down the sections of a scientific paper and explains how to determine whether a paper and its conclusions are valid. We also discuss life in academia, the purpose of...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.014 Jon Konrath (Author/Publisher)||We talk about Jon's new book, word police and censorship from Tipper Gore to Twitter mobs, media dark ages and the control of content, Amazon's all powerful algorithm, corporate spying and big-data, depression, suicide, the maligned political center...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.013 Scott James (Journalist/Author)||Scott James is a 3-time Emmy winning journalist, best-selling author of two novels, "SoMa" and "The Sower," he currently writes for the New York Times. We discuss his latest NYT piece on transgender children, Pride Month, honesty in the media, virtue...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.012 Leon Loucheur (Painter, Muralist)||I speak with painter, muralist and damn interesting fellow, Leon Loucheur about living with purpose and pursuing your passions, evolving as an artist, the importance of symbols, Tony Bennett's idea of sinning against your talent, poetry, staying...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.011 Noel Sylve (Uncle Know Show)||Noel Sylve is the star and head writer of the "Uncle Know Show." We talk about finding purpose in life, comedy as a cathartic vehicle, seeing people as individuals, systemic biases, abusive childhoods and the possibility of out running the past and so..||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 010 Women Who Write (Alison Bing, Tina LeCount Myers, Kirsten Menger Anderson)||In this panel episode, we talk about Erdos number, gender differences in job selection, parity in publishing, Word Police and self-censorship in outrage culture, the ethics of the N.F.L., Bird scooters and Mary Ellen Pleasant and Juana Briones. The...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.009 Actual Living Scientist #2 (Susan Citrak, Chemist)||In our ongoing series, Susan and I talk global climate change from a purely scientific (with one or two brief forays into the political) standpoint. We talk deductive vs. inductive reasoning, discuss how scientists know they're right, the problem with..||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.008 Tina LeCount Myers (Fantasy Author)||Tina LeCount Myers is the author of the recently published Scandinavian fantasy epic "The Song of All," available wherever books are sold. We talk about inter-generational tradition, origin stories, rites of passage, fate and destiny and religion and...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.007 Kelly Quirke ( Cannabis/Activist)||Kelly Quirke is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Harborside Health Center, the largest cannabis dispensary in the country. He is the former CEO of Rainforest Action Network, veteran civic activist and community organizer. We talk about how...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.006 Alison Bing (Travel writer)||Alison Bing is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the author of many travel guide books for Lonely Planet and the BBC, her articles, essays and reviews litter the web from one hemisphere to the other. We talk the history and...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.005 Master Jino Kang (Martial Artist/ Indie Flimmaker)||Master Jino Kang is a four time black belt (Hapkido, 7th degree; Tae Kwon Do, 1st degree; Kyokoshinkai Karate, 1st degree; Jiujitsu, Charles Gracie), founder of Hapkido USA and the writer, director and star of three feature-length martial arts movies...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.004 Why a True Fan Boycotts, A Rebuttal to the Super Bowl (Solo)||In the first segment of a series I'm calling "Microdoses," I explain my personal reasons for boycotting N.F.L. games. Whisper at Night: http://www.whisperatnight.com||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.003 Eric Trabert (Goldsmith)||Goldsmith Eric Trabert is a graduate of Humboldt State University, and the owner of GIA certified Trabert Goldsmiths in San Francisco. We talk about conflict gems, metallurgy, the primal and inter-generational aspects of jewelry. We also discuss the...||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 002 Conversation with a Actual Living Scientist (Susan Citrak)||81% of Americans cannot name an actual, living scientist. Let's change that. My wife and chemist, Susan joins me and we get sciencey and talk Ultraviolet Catastrophe, scientific method, Max Planck, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and how the...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 001 Scott James (New York Times Journalist)||Scott James is a veteran journalist known for his columns about San Francisco published in The New York Times. In the world of fiction, he’s the author of the bestselling novels The Sower and SoMa. Scott is an alumnus of the Columbia University...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 000 Teaser||Hello! So glad you're joining me on this journey. In this episode, I lay out the show's manifesto, what I hope to accomplish and what format and tone the show will take. Tons of thanks to Whisper at Night for their song "Black...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart, thoughtful and entertaining
It just gets better and better. This is one of the best things out there right now. So so so good.
I have enjoyed all. I love the variety, POV and thought provoking commentary. Always a good listen.
It's the questions...
Great questions, great answers. It's worth the subscription