Unspecified with Eric Hurst
By Eric Hurst
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Each week on Unspecified Eric Hurst speaks with people doing something out of the ordinary. People working to free wrongfully convicted prisoners, uncovering the secrets of the brain, or challenging everything we were taught to be fact in grade school. There's no agenda, just a good dose of curiosity.
||ExplicitMark McGonigle | Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy | Unspecified #31||At an early age, Mark McGonigle had a mystical experience. He says he was prone to them. The 8th of nine children, McGonigle is keenly tuned in to the power of observation and going with the flow. As a child, his family camped a lot and he believes...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Damon Heybrock | Direct Primary Care | Unspecified #30||You may have noticed that the health insurance world is in utter chaos right now. Costs are way up, service is way down, and satisfaction is at an all-time low. People are hacking their way around and through it in an effort to get an appropriate...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAriel Prado | Mothers, and children, and families, oh my! | Unspecified #29||This past week about 200 migrants traveling north from the southernmost part of Mexico made it to the United States border near San Diego. These migrants were part of the caravan that the Trump Administration claimed were full of awful people coming...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMoms Demand Action | Unspecified #28||On average in America, 34 people are murdered with a gun every day, 59 people kill themselves with a gun, and 46 are shot or killed in an accident with a gun. One in three people in America knows someone who has been shot. A fifth of kids age 14 to 17..||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReplay of Andy Stern | Universal Basic Income||This is a replay of Unspecified episode #4! Way back machine (kinda). Stern is a champion of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and as you'll hear in our conversation believes that society at large would be much better off everyone was able to work from a...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNate Jackson | The Working Poor | Unspecified #27||About fifteen years ago someone asked Nate Jackson if he had ever heard of DATA. DATA was an organization started by U2 frontman, Bona, to take on, among other things, the AIDS crisis in Africa. Jackson was intrigued, it was the first time he’d...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitZaid Consuegra | We The Dreamers | Unspecified #26||Zaid Consuegra (@kcmo_pirate, IG) is a self-made man, and he’s done so with way less than you might think. Consuegra is a serial entrepreneur with three successful businesses to his name. He is also a DACA Recipient now living with the threat of...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonald Carter | The Future of Community | Unspecified #25||The last time Donald Carter (@donaldcarterkc, IG) was on Unspecified, he had just made national headlines for a random act of kindness. In this episode, we get into the whirlwind of that experience, what he lead him to discover about himself, and how...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve Wilson & Matt Wertz | Havin’ A Roni | Unspecified #24||Steve Wilson (@sainte.music, IG) & Matt Wertz (@mattwertz, IG) go way back. Matt is an indie pop singer-songwriter darling, and Steve is one of the music industry’s most cutting-edge producers. Matt credits Steve for getting him into...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJeremy Collins | Being Drawn | Unspecified #23||Jeremy Collins (@jercollins_com, IG) is an artist, story teller, filmmaker, rock climber… you name it, Jeremy’s probably done it. Chances are you’ve seen his work in and on the cover of National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, Outside,...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMartin Moore | F&%K Fridays! | Unspecified #22||Few people are born creative, driven, and organized. You usually get 2 of the 3. Martin Moore (@martinmoorejr, TW) was born with all 3. For someone so visible, and seemingly open, Moore is a bit enigmatic. He’s lived in Milwaukee, WI all his life,...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMerritt Benz | Shame Resilience | Unspecified #21||Merritt Benz recalls her time in Brooklyn, NY working to keep juveniles out of prison. She would take the train into the most poverty-stricken parts of the city, walk through neighborhoods decimated by crime, and into buildings full of families trying..||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJon Brick | Uncommon Allies | Unspecified #20||Jon Brick’s Mother asked him for a favor about 3 years ago. She asked if he would make a promotional video for an organization she supported. For free. Of course, he obliged. Upon meeting the subject of the video he realized there was more to her...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlake Miller | Homebase.AI Smart Communities | Unspecified #19||Blake Miller (@ImBmills, TW) describes himself as a simple man who believes technology can solve the world's problems and it should be discussed over BBQ. What’s hidden in that simple description is decades of experience creating, selling, investing..||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRosilyn Temple | Mothers in Charge | Unspecified #18||On the eve of Thanksgiving in 2011 Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his apartment. He was going to start a new job the next week. Instead of allowing anger and sadness to get the best of her, Rosilyn threw herself into the service of others....||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDan Doty | EVRYMAN | Unspecified #17||Dan Doty (@danieldoty, TW) believes that every man can and should be living a more purposeful, connected and fulfilling life. On this belief, he founded EVRYMAN with the intent of impacting generations of men to help them become better men, partners,...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBilly Brimblecom Jr. | Steps of Faith | Unspecified #16||Every year, nearly 200,000 Americans lose a limb due to amputation. Many prosthetics cost well into 5 figures, and even higher, and many health insurance plans don’t cover them. BIlly Brimblecom Jr. is Director at Steps of Faith Foundation...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Stand Outs | Unspecified #15||This week was set to feature a great guest, one I’ve been chasing for a while. Sometimes plans change, you know? So, instead of just one guest, you get three guests! This episode features segments from three standout conversations in Unspecified’s..||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitT.R. Kidder | Climate Change & Archaeology | Unspecified #14||Climate change is a hot topic. Hurricanes are more frequent and fierce. Rainfall is more concentrated and violent. And forest fires rage more fierce and deadly. To understand all of this T.R. Kidder studies climate change from the past to understand...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEd Darack | Extortion 17 | Unspecified #13||Ed Darack (@eddarack) is an author, editor, photographer, and cartographer. His work has been featured in Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine, Alpinist, Weatherwise, Rock and Ice, and many more publications. His new book, The Final Mission of...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTodd Harris | Fixing Internet Conversation | Unspecified #12||In the opinion of Todd Harris (@toddkharris), conversation on the Internet sucks. As a veteran of both traditional and new media, Harris is on a mission to bring true attribution to the web, rid it of trolls, and see to it that our kids use it...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Heather Bourdon | Chiropractors are B******t? | Unspecified #11||Chiropractics draws a lot of criticism. You’ve probably heard that you can’t just see a chiropractor once, you have to keep going back. Some MD’s will tell you chiropractics is pseudo-science. Recently The Outline published a piece titled...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRamon Valdez | Innovation Law Lab | Unspecified #10||Ramon Valdez fights for the rights of asylum seekers to the United States with the Innovation Law Lab (innovationlawlab.org). In this conversation he explains what asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle of Central America are up against when...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitElliott Adams | The Startup Mixtape | Unspecified #9||Elliott Adams (@elliottsadams) is a semi-retired DJ, former CTO @ CD Baby, author, professor, and entrepreneur. His new book, The Startup Mixtape (Amazon), is a guide for building and launching high growth tech startups. To write the book he...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScott Raymond | Big Questions | Unspecified #8||Scott Raymond (@sco) asks big questions, keeps a list of conversations he wants to find himself in, and has his finger on the pulse of technology. Raymond is a tech industry veteran, author, speaker, and avid indoorsman. He kicked off our convo with...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonald Carter Jr. | Killing with Kindness | Unspecified #7||In early 2017 Donald Carter Jr. made national headlines for being kind. While waiting in a fast food drive through he met a young woman with an uncertain future. What ensued changed Donald’s perspective on community, kindness, racial inequity and...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDamon Amendolara | The Importance of Saying Yes | Unspecified #6||Damon Amendolara has achieved a new level in popular culture. As the host of The D.A. Show on CBS Sports Radio, the creator of the YouTube web series Nomad, and go-to guy for obscure play-by-play needs, he’s picked up a pretty simple...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTricia Bushnell | Freeing The Wrongfully Convicted | Unspecified #5||Conservative estimates show that 2% to 5% of all inmates in America are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. Tricia Bushnell (@tcita) is the Director of The Midwest Innocence Project, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAndy Stern | Universal Basic Income | Unspecified #4||Andy Stern is the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Under his tenure they grew by over a million workers and became the largest political action committee in the United States. He is now Senior Fellow at the...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMallory Nezam | The Importance of Playing Every Day | Unspecified #3||Mallory Nezam is an interactive public performance artist. Along with the St. Louis Improve Anywhere, which she founded, she transforms public space to cultivate engagement, make the mundane magical, and remind those around of our collective creative...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Arbesman | The Half Life of Facts | Unspecified #2||Remember when dinosaurs didn't have feathers? Remember when Pluto was a planet? Many of the things we learn as children change as we age. Sam Arbesman is a complexity scientist exploring the future of knowledge in the face of scientific and...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Jim Russell | Twice Exceptional Learners | Unspecified #1||Dr. Jim Russell works with Twice Exceptional people, and specifically Twice Exceptional children. In this conversation Dr. Jim explains what makes 2e people so unique, why their success is in the best interest of everyone, and offers a few ideas...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Like a conversation with a good friend
Really enjoyable and honest conversations about compelling topics--it feels like you're sitting at a table having coffee with old friends.
Wow. I’ve loved every episode I’ve listened to so far. Even when it’s not a topic I’m personally interested in. Well done! My standout favorites are Merritt Benz, Dan Doty, and Donald Carter, Jr., and Trisha Bushnell. Can’t wait to hear more.
Engaging and thoughtful
Enjoying these conversations. Eric is gifted interviewer, providing space for guests to share their thoughts and stories. Really well done.