Strangers and Friends
By Andrew Wacker
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Strangers and friends are the same thing, except that you don't know one of them yet! Everyone's got a story to tell, and it's usually more interesting than you think if only you'd listen. This podcast explores the interesting people that occupy this earth and the deep connections we all share. Through these conversations with "strangers and friends" we'll explore many other topics around technology, pop culture, music, spirituality, and much more.
||CleanEpisode 22: Being One with Chris Ballew||"Life isn't something to be won, it's something to be one with." Singer and songwriter behind Caspar Babypants and former rock and roll frontman of The Presidents of the United States of America Chris Ballew joins Strangers and Friends. We talked...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Much Less||Andrew is joined by Elijah and Matt, a couple of the radical dudes from the band Much Less out of Tulsa. The band's new EP "Unreliable" is coming out April 20th. We talk about the new music, making friends, and even let the listeners in on a couple...||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Teach your kids to count! With Lucas Miller||Andrew has a little announcement to start the show. After that we get right into the interview with Professor Lucas Miller of Haskell Indian Nations University. We talk about math, education, and the creative aspects of math and science. Follow Andrew..||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Michael Fisher is Mr. Mobile||It's hard work wading through all the mobile technology this world has to offer. Don't you wish you had a technologically inclined friend to help you understand it all? Enter Michael Fisher, AKA Mr. Mobile. He's a tech reviewer who showcases the...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Good Vibrations with Brendan Lynch||Journalist and lecturer Brendan Lynch joins the podcast. We cover a wide range of topics from seltzer water and activism to fake news and music, just to name a few. This episode has something for everyone and is radiating with love and good...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Liberty Lampoon (Oops... we're hippies)||This week is a special swapcast episode of Strangers and Friends featuring Aaron from Liberty Lampoon. We talk about endless war, psychedelics, and everything that comes along with the two. Check out http://www.libertylampoon.com to find all...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Tulpamancers||Did you ever have an imaginary friend? What about one that talked back? No, like, really talked back? A tulpa is a sentient thoughtform created by their host, the tulpamancer. On this episode of Strangers and Friends, Andrew talks to four such...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Carlos Zambrana||Carlos joins the podcast from Lawrence, Kansas, where he is working towards his Ph.D. in Economics. Carlos is from Nicaragua, and we talk about that, economics, running and drinking, and of course KU basketball. Check it out! Don't forget to use our...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Kris Payne of Black Mesa Records||Founder of Black Mesa Records Kris Payne joins the podcast this week. We talk about giving back to art, the life energy trapped in vinyl records, and a little advice on getting into vinyl. That of course only scratches the surface. Kris is...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Keith Walker is Chemosabe||Strangers and Friends is back from vacation, and this week Andrew is joined by actor and director Keith Walker. We talk about the cultural diversity of America, the show turns briefly into a Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, and it's not long before...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Fred Lonsdale||Former Regional Field Director for Bernie 2016 and current Get Out the Vote Director for Peter Jacob, candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District House of Representatives seat, joins Strangers and Friends! We talk politics, of course,...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Heather Meehan||Intuitive counselor, meditation coach, reiki master, and medium Heather Meehan joins Strangers and Friends! We talk about getting in touch with the other side, "somebody training", and reincarnation in the Bible. This episode goes deep, so strap on...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Jason Barr LOVES Phish!||Artist and host of the A.D.D. Podcast Jason Barr joins Strangers and Friends this week! Art, hitting the gym, and being a living meme are among the topics discussed. Check it out, and check Jason out at the links below! A.D.D. Podcast with...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Doby Watson||Kansas City based musician and old friend Doby is on the show this week. We discuss music, life, and ice beer. Check out Doby at a venue near you soon, and keep an eye out for his new EP. Music at dobywatson.bandcamp.com Listen...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Cat Jennings is Dr. Instagram||My friend Cat joins me from Lansing, Michigan. We talk about rhetoric, what makes a cult classic, and the theater of the absurd. Tune in! Follow Cat on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catillac_attack/ And follow me on Twitter and...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Stephen Parato||Andrew performs a little magic with the help of Reiki Master Stephen Parato! Stevie P summons the tree spirits, and we talk quantum mechanics, mother ayahuasca, and the power of meditation! Check out Stephen's blog,...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Billy The Fridge!!!||Rapper, wrestler, comedian, and all around cool dude Billy The Fridge joins me in the Laundry Room Studio this week. We chat about the history and current state of Seattle hip-hop, being true to yourself, and being the fire you want to see in the...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Zoltan Istvan||Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan joins Strangers and Friends. We cover a wide range of topics including the singularity, balance in politics, and the psychedelic experience. Follow Zoltan on Twitter and check out...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 1 - Drew Smith (Bad Kids to the Front)||Lawrence Kansas native Drew Smith joins me from Katy Texas to talk about the new Bad Kids to the Front album "You're Alone". We discuss starting bands as a teenager, Lawrence and Houston music scenes, the inspiration behind the music, and drop a new...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Sean Cahill||My friend Sean from my days at KU joins the podcast from Denver Colorado. We talk about living in the mountains, what going back to school as the teacher is like, and Sean flips the script and interviews me. Stay tuned for a bonus episode announcement..||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Mike Wozniak||Mike Wozniak, owner of Soundpony, founder of Bike Club Tulsa, and bicycle extraordinaire joins Strangers and Friends. We talk about getting kids to play, bicycle infrastructure and culture, the migratory patterns of bigfoot, solar powered planes made...||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Jay Ramey||The most interesting attorney in the world, Jay Ramey, joins me to talk about pot, guns, and why you should never talk to the police.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - Nick Davis *POOR AUDIO QUALITY*||Warning: This episode is the pilot episode of Strangers and Friends. While the content is fun and exciting, the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired. Subsequent episodes are recording on different equipment in much higher quality. Enjoy, and...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A great conversationalist
I love the idea of this podcast! It leaves it open for so many different discussions. It's only on its second episode but I can't wait to see where it goes!
If you're looking for a new podcast with great interviews- this is the one to check out. If you haven't heard it yet- ch-ch-check it out!!! Find out what it's all about!
Great to listen to while driving
You'll learn a lot by listening to the stories of the different guests and it certainly helps that the sound quality has continuously improved since the first episode. If you decide to start with the first episode, please don't assume that the subsequent episodes have similar sound quality. The host is charismatic and brings the best out of his guests.