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May 12, 2023 12 mins

Did you know Leonardo was an illegitimate child born during what scholars have called a ‘Golden Age’ for Bastards? How did he fuel his curiosity? This was a man who believed ‘learning never exhausts the mind.’ That is to say he was always learning. His early years were spent living on his father’s family estate in Vinci. During this period of his life, he was also influenced by his uncle, who had a love of nature and had a hand in ...

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Recently, without thinking twice, I picked up a crayon and began to color my self calm with my kids. It was only after a couple of minutes that I came to a few realizations: 1) This is therapeutic and calming. This moment of zen was short lived, because I also realized; 2) I don’t even have kids and I was coloring by myself. But it did get the curious and creative hamsters on their respective wheels and here we are. It’s May. And a...

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March 16, 2023 23 mins

March 17. A day where many are VIP’s (Very Irish People). So many celebrating and getting sham-rocked. But do you know anything about this holy day? Or is it holiday? Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Blue is his favorite color. Not green. Did you know we celebrate his death not his birth? Why are there no female leprechauns? Wondering, “Where is a St. Patrick’s Day parade ne...

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February 11, 2023 46 mins

This is part II of Curiosity & Love. Listen to Part I first. This podcast originally aired in January 2021. Love is an incredible thing. And we don’t know love like we should. This curious conversation is a follow up to Episode #011 | Curiosity + Love. We asked supporters for their input, chatted again with the Captain of Project Falkor, and tried to make it fun. Pour your favorite cocktail and enjoi. The intro song is called Hey M...

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February 9, 2023 46 mins

This podcast originally aired in January 2021. Who doesn’t want a human diary to do life with? In this episode, we dive into love and curiosity, today’s ‘swipe life’ culture and mutual values, and how you cannot ‘unfuck’ someone. Three questions asked: How are curiosity and validation related? Is curiosity good for relationships? Why do The Curious have better relationships? The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock...

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This podcast originally aired in January 2021. 2021 has arrived with the ‘new year, new me’ mantra everywhere. Millions of souls are inspired with resolutions and  following advice like ‘find your passion.’ Unfortunately, it’s kind of shitty advice. In short, telling people to find their passion could suggest that passion is within you, just waiting to be revealed. It. Is. Not. Telling people to follow their passion suggests that p...

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December 7, 2022 73 mins

Hello and Happy December to the Curious. Here’s a bonus episode with long-time supporter and one-of-a-kind human, Chris Swanson. It’s a bonus show with a few Coors Banquet Beers shared, solid banter and a few laughs. Check out Chris Swanson’s first guest appearance here. Subscribe to @staycurious Podcast on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Pandora & more. Shop Official here.

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August 30, 2022 32 mins

In this episode of Podcast, we take a look at how 007, who is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1952, has a dozen or so traits that we all can use to enhance our daily lives. What makes this character so timeless? Why does he consistently appeal to both the male and female psyche these past six decades? This podcast also includes new music from Mr. Gnome; an alternat...

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August 5, 2022 21 mins

We’re back after a fun summer in the 216. In this rough around the edges episode, we look at the terms kung fu & fostering, talk about summer expectations not meeting reality, and how two Husky foster puppies have challenged yours truly. You’ll get to hear about Amber & Johnny and how they earned their names. Yes, they are named after this summer’s infamous defecation defamation trial. New intro song Ha! by Jon Kennedy       Listen...

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In this podcast, we dive into how quirky ice cream founders, Ben and Jerry, have been the poster case to create a new kind of company that is friendlier to social enterprise: the Benefit Corporation. Today’s guest is a long time friend and inspiration for Doug Wickert. Listening time: 30 minutes Read more about Ben & Jerry’s B Corp journey. Curious about Benefit Corporations & Certified B Corps?

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Body positivity is more than a buzzword. It has a range of origins and cultural roots dating back to the fat acceptance movement of the 1960s. Over the past decade, it’s picked up momentum with brands & groups championing similar themes in their own campaigns. The fashion merchandising class at Youngstown State University is doing just this as they head back indoors for 2022 and its EveryBODY Fashion Show. The message the show send...

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This week’s episode includes a wonderful conversation with three women who are raising awareness about body positivity and eating disorders. Youngstown State University’s Fashion Merchandising Department will be hosting the annual everyBODY Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 28th at 6PM. The show promotes inclusivity for all ages, sexualities and body-types. The show is dedicated to Danielle Peters, a former merchandising, fashion an...

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March 18, 2022 52 mins

Who is Meet Heikki. Your Chancellor of Curiosity. Buckle up and listen to the founder share his story of being a human-tube with teeth who found his immortality project and wants to inspire others to find theirs. It was an experimental show. We videoed.  And we hope you enjoi this behind the scenes look. Intro Music: Midnight Sun by Cleveland’s own Mr.Gnome.               Listening Time: 48 minutes New to the podca...

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March 31, 2021 25 mins

This week’s podcast guest is helping bring curiosity to the next level. He’s 14, he’s a freshman in high-school with mad basketball skills, and one of the coolest nephews on the plant. Please enjoy this curious conversation with Mr. Cooper. Intro Music: Midnight Sun by Cleveland’s own Mr.Gnome.               Listening Time: 25 minutes New to the podcast? Listen and download our  full catalog of shows here. Want to connect? Follow @...

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After a few weeks on hiatus, the Podcasts returns. First we offer a fun Friday show recapping the week’s touristy stuff in the Nation’s Capital: indoor skydiving, turning 40, and street art. Then we explore the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) and find The Awakening t0 brush off the dust and get back to curating content to coach the The Curious. Got a city for this traveling podcast to visit? Let us know. Guest: Al Miller...

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January 29, 2021 52 mins

After  a year of begging, pleading, and being stood up, I finally sit with the infamous Chris Swanson. Chris Swanson is lactose intolerant living in an ice cream world. Pour a glass of your favorite Two Buck Chuck, sit back and relax, and listen to two lads discuss randomness, missed trips to India, and what will become of 2021 as we reset what is normal. The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cl...

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Al Miller, R.A. is not a mad man. But he did trade his Dual Masters in Architecture & Business along with a decade of designing skyscrapers and hotels in San Diego, CA to travel to Santiago de Chile to teach English and Eco-tourism, only to fall in love with scuba-diving and the sailing life. Season 1 is done and included secret bars, 70 days quarantined on SV Falkor and eating stingray. Set adrift this curious conversation with th...

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December 18, 2020 55 mins

In this episode of Podcast, we roam through 2020 and the impact the ‘Rona had, share a few laughs recapping the year, and guessing how 2021 will turn out. Will we return to any sense of normalcy? Special Guest: Todd Kalin Todd is a long-time friend, loving husband & father and enjoys camping with his family. It’s his favorite. The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio...

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December 7, 2020 36 mins

In this curious conversation, we get a glimpse of how compulsory school (K – 12) has been impacted by COVID-19, how both students and teachers always have a lot to learn, and how being able to ask for help is a sign of courage, all told through the eyes of a sixth grader. Special Guest: Lily Kalin Lily is a 12 year old, sassy, sixth grader who is brilliant, a voracious reader, and is making the best of these trying times during the...

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In this curious conversation, we cover how the economic collapse of 2009 blended the need for sustainability and a passion for a green thumb, the vast amount of free resources out there for horticulture, and how we (like roses) will regrow and prosper again. Special Guest: Doug Wickert Doug is a long-time friend with a dialectic mind that has been both inspirational and supportive of Above all, it was a pleasure to...

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