By Brett Roger Gebbie
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Unscripted discussions withpeople about life. The topics discussed are as diverse as the people who are my guests. Unedited for content or language.
||CleanSR 32: My Brother The Teacher||My brother Scott was in town from Phoenix, AZ so we decided to have a conversation on what being a teacher is to him. He shares some of the struggle and rewards of a challenging profession.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSR 31: Uganda, The Pearl of Africa||This show is about Uganda. This landlocked country in Africa has a complex and ancient history. Who better to tell me about it than two native Ugandans? This show gets political and should serve to remind listeners from western...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSR 30: WW2 USAF Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Clayton Berg (Inspect Your Elders Edition)||The spirit of Inspect Your Elders lives on in this show featuring United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Clayton Berg. He is a veteran of World War 2. He was a B24 bomber pilot and he flew 35 combat missions over Germany during the war...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSR 29: Conflict Reporting (Dan Brown)||Dan is an old college friend of mine who now lives in NYC as a conflict journalist for Business Insider. Among the things he has covered first-hand are the current conflict in the Ukraine as well as homicides in Chicago. We discuss the...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSR 28: Losing Our Religion (And Maybe Finding That It Never Really Completely Left Us)||The first official show under the new name! Two decades-old friends (Tom and mutual friend Jon) and I join each other via the magick of the internets to discuss something we experienced together growing up: the loss of our faith in Christianity. ...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 27: Intuition, Intention, Compassion (Rachel Vath)||When I first met my guest for this show, it took me all of 30 seconds to know that I needed to get her on. Rachel is funny, honest and a profoundly introspective thinker. She has endured much in her young life, and we unpack how these...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 26: A Rad Dad And a Discussion Amongst Lads (Ian Adams)||On a sunny St. Patrick's Day afternoon my friend Ian joins Tom and myself for a discussion that ranges from personal assessment to fatherhood. In honor of the day, we drank Guinness to fuel our discourse.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 25.5: Changing Things Up||Just a quick update to a (major?) change to the show. I'm excited about things to come and new opportunities on the horizon. Joined by Tom and my fiance Abby.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 25: The Tale of the Old Piano Teacher (Lionel Davis)||On the southside of Minneapolis, in an unassuming small house, a 94 year old man still teaches piano lessons. My producer Tom and I sit down with him to hear his life story. Unfortunately I had to leave in the middle of the show, but Tom...||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 24: Tech Is Changing How We Age (Lisa M. Cini)||My guest is Lisa M. Cini of Columbus, OH. She is an author, designer, entrepreneur amongst other things. Her passion is using design and technology to change the way people live for the better, particularly older people. She is the...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 23: Learning From Life Experience (Bill Gjetson)||Bill is a retired teacher, school administrator, and performance coach. He shares some of his most impactful life experiences and how it forced him to grow as a person. We draw some parallels to my experience and the challenges and lessons...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 22: The Importance of the Influence of our Elders (Dr. Richard Logan)||Dr. Logan is an author, pilot, and a retired professor of interdisciplinary anthropology. He joins me for a conversation on the value of having elders contribute their acquired knowledge to reinforce ritual and structure in society for long term...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 21: Higher Consciousness and Law with Stu||Stu Webb is a former pharmacist and lawyer from a small town in rural Iowa. He is considered to the be founding father of collaborative law in the United States. I sit down with him at his place to discuss what led him down this path, and...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 20: Conversations That Matter/Who Am I Now?||The show is back. I meet up with Shelby Andress, a woman who has dedicated her life to the advancement of humanity though teaching and stewardship. We discuss her life's work as she ages, the pain of losing her husband to Alzheimer's...||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 19: A Discussion of Death, and More Importantly, Life (w/ Suzi+Michelle)||I am joined by two complete strangers in my own home. We discuss the tragedy and beauty of life. I am reminded that when the time for change comes, accept and embrace it.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 18: Three Generations||In an overdue episode with my grandpa Roger, we sit down with a few canoupers and discuss topics of an existential nature. We share a few laughs and leave the politics for last. My dad Bruce joins in and adds a third perspective between my...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 17: Lee Mowatt from The Inner Game of Aging Podcast||Lee Mowatt was the first person to ever contact me about my show. He reached out to me on Twitter when he heard my show. I was a guest on his podcast "The Inner Game of Aging," which is a show dedicated to improving and embracing the...||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 16: Religion and Politics (Nancy, MPLS, MN)||A podcast with another neighbor. This time it is Nancy and we discuss her two favorite topics: religion and politics. We talk about how her faith has transformed as she has gotten older. We also delve into her thoughts on modern...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 15: A Glimpse Into the Mind of John||A good friend of Bernice, John agreed to talk to me about how he sees life as well as some of his experiences. He is prolific in thought and creativity, but particularly humble about it. He has patents to his name, published books, and...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 14: My Next Door Neighbor Bernice||I finally landed some time with Bernice, the woman whom I have been living next to for over four years. We sit down and discuss her humanitarian work with the Shan people as well as other topics.||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 13 Part 2: Woodrow and Mary||I am joined on the shores of mighty Long Lake by Woodrow and Mary. They are the grandparents to my friend Emma opposite Grandma Pike. Among the topics that they talk are about coming to Minnesota from Pennsylvania for family reasons as...||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 13 Part 1: Edith "Grandma Pike"||I recently took my annual trip to one of my favorite parts of this planet, Long Lake in Hubbard County, MN. There I met up with my friend Emma who had grown up around that area who introduced me to some of her family. I had two...||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 12: A Quick Visit with Bill Halek||The next door neighbor to my grandpa (who has been on the podcast a couple of times) expressed interest in coming on the show so we sat down for a brief chat. If you have ever been to Halek's bar in North Minneapolis, Bill was the owner for...||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 11: Leaning In To Difficult Conversation||The show returns with Mary K. Boyd and Susan Mackay. Susan is a returning guest, and Mary K is the friend she referred to as her "Xena: Warrior Princess." Mary is highly active and well recognized within the anti-racism community. We...||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 10: Everything Is An Illusion (The Return of Grandma Sis and Megan)||Grandma Sis and Megan are my first returning guests. Grandma Sis delves further into her spirituality and belief that we are living in an illusion. I come to realize the benefits of her mindset from my own perspective.||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 9: Drinkin' With My Grandmother||In this episode I travel to my grandmother's house with my girlfriend Abby and we start drinking and talking gender differences, society, and some insights into my family past. Also, I am currently looking for more folks who want to come on the...||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 8: You Don't Know Freedom, Because You Have It (Dr. Robert O. Fisch)||This show features Dr. Robert O. Fisch. He is 90 years of age. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. He is a holocaust survivor, anti-communist revolutionary, pediatrician, author, painter, speaker, and many other things. Before...||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 7: Mixing It Up With Susan||Susan Mackay is the president emeritus of Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, MN. She also runs her own consulting agency. She sits down with me to discuss many things including social justice issues, compassion, and how to avoid giving in...||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 6: Merry Christmas||Merry Christmas from my family to yours. A quick one from myself, my grandpa and grandmother.||12/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 5: Leonard||Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Leonard. The man that inspired the idea for this podcast a couple of years ago. He talks and I try to keep up. Enjoy.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 4.5: Moving Forward||A quick message as to where things are at, where they are hopefully going, and what the deal is with episode 5.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIYE 3: Barbara and Heidi||This episode I sit down with my friend Heidi and her mother Barbara. I wanted to talk about a life in nursing, and some of her thoughts on the current state of the world. This conversation was recorded in early October. Our...||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIYE 2: Grandma Sis and Megan [REUPLOAD]||I decided to re-upload this episode in order to clear up some sound quality issues, and also start using my logo with each episode. I will be releasing new content roughly every week and a half until I am able to get enough guests when I can...||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Friend Megan and her Grandma Sis||This episode I sit down with my friend Megan and her grandmother who goes by the nickname of Sis. She has a lot to say about death, dying, and spirituality. I examine her views, and also share some of my own experiences. They had...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Fourth Attempt at a First Show||This is the introduction episode to my new podcast series. This is a brief prelude to full episodes to come.||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Wisdom of the elders
After hearing the first episode, I’m excited to hear more stories told by grandparents and elders! Best part about this one was the idea of relating to a decade through its defining moment. It’s also fun to hear an older voice and a younger voice in conversation together.
Excellent start to a promising show!
Though brief, this introductory episode does a great job laying the foundation for a really interesting concept. The idea of getting elderly people to talk about their experiences over the decades using a technique as modern as podcasting is amusing, and hearing Brett’s grandpa talk about the many decades he’s lived through and how those periods have influenced him makes it easy to see how much potential the show will have with a variety of guests.
Subscribed and looking forward to more!
This is a great start to an exciting project. I can hardly wait to hear more! Looking forward to hearing great stories and interesting perspectives. Good luck Brett!