When The Subject Is Everything

Why do I want to talk about everything? Some have advised me to pick a topic, subject, or issue and make my podcast more focused.  Myopic single-factor analysis gets us into trouble, though. And someone needs to talk about everything so we connect the dots rightly.  This is the information age, and information is great.…More

Edward Bernays and Propaganda

You may have never heard of Edward Bernays, but he had your number. The father of public relations gave us the modern mass marketing campaign as well as making Sigmund Freud – his double uncle – a household name. Maybe, just maybe, the trick to not falling for propaganda, fake news, and deceptive marketing practices…More

My Audiobooks Queue

I listen to a lot of audiobooks, on-purpose and for a reason. At the time of this recording, I am up to 44 titles finished since the beginning of the year.  Tune in to find out what I am listening to and why. Intro/Outro Music: Black Maria by Pistol Jazz — This episode is sponsored by…More

Fracking And The Dominion Mandate

To frack or not to frack? That is the question.  Rather, that is one of the questions at stake in the 2020 election here in the United States of America. But what are the implications of our options? On a personal level, as someone who has worked in the Oil & Gas industry in America…More

Commentary On The Hard Times

Even before all the craziness surrounding COVID-19, the past couple of years have proven a challenge for me and my family.  But why did I get into political commentary to begin with, and why will I not leave these things well enough alone, particularly in light of hardships?  This is my story. Intro/Outro Music: Black…More

The Larger Debate in the 2020 Election

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is behind us. But do we really understand the nature of the larger debate, or are we too caught up in the individual personalities of the two men running? Intro/Outro Music: Black Maria by Pistol Jazz — This episode is sponsored…More

The Year is 2020

The year is 2020, and a pandemic rages on around the world. Only not all of us are quite sure it still is a pandemic, if ever it was. Originally written and published at On The Rocks Blog (onthe.rocks). — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…More