The Uncommon Podcast

The Uncommon Podcast

This podcast is a personal exploration into what it means to be a human and the experiences it brings. Episodes include essays, reporting, and interviews with people who teach, challenge, confuse, and maybe even piss me off. I may touch on explicit topics and use language not acceptable for sensitive people. Overlapping topics include philosophy, governance, geopolitics, economics, technology and culture. I try to get out of the usual lanes and cross disciplines, professions, social silos, political tribes and cultural boundaries. I'm a creative freelancer from the United States; entrepreneur, marketer, inventor, musician, maker, artist, and a podcaster. I’ve been told I live outside of the box, but I really don’t even know where the box is and I don’t care. I have respect for all opinions, beliefs and backgrounds and I’m a good listener and find myself focusing more on the present than worried about the future. I look forward to sharing this podcast with you and welcome your feedback. Let’s all do uncommon things. Cheers!

Episodes

June 23, 2022 11 min
We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril.

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.

Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without appare...
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In the early 1960s, Michael Rockefeller vanished somewhere off the coast of Papua New Guinea. His disappearance shocked the nation and prompted a manhunt of historic proportions. Years later, the true fate of the heir to the Standard Oil fortune has been uncovered — and it’s more disturbing than anyone at the time imagined.

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In recent days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified cases of deadly avian influenza in U.S. flocks and put the poultry industry on high alert. At the same time, an outbreak was confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in Fauquier County, Virginia.

In December 2014, avian influenza (also known as bird flu or HPAI H5) had spread in the U.S. for the first time since 2004. Since that December, more than 40 million turkeys an...
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We can rattle off Elon Musk’s accomplishments in our sleep: co-founder of monetary giant PayPal; founder of Tesla, the electric car company that is literally changing the world; and founder of SpaceX, the company that is trying to take us out of this world and colonize another. We can also absentmindedly rattle off a stream of adjectives that describe him: innovator, leader, genius, visionary, futurist, entrepreneur.

But can we desc...
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What can you do with a can of it? Lubricate M-16s, catch bigger fish, de-ice door locks, clean turtles, repel pigeons, remove dog shit, make a flame-thrower, and a bunch of other things you probably never thought of.
If you could take the American spirit which is equal parts Daniel Boone, Chuck Yeager, and Elon Musk—and distill it into an aerosol, it would be a blue-and-yellow can of WD40. A 1983 survey revealed that 4 in every 5 A...
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On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.

Valentine’s Day, in fact, originated as a liturgical feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So, how did we get from beheading to betr...
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“Bruce, are you willing to die for what you believe in?” I was asked that question in 1975 during an afternoon meditation, while in the Pre-Med program at Ball State University, believed in cosmic consciousness and said ‘Yes.’ The NDE that followed took me into the light and beyond, surrounded by points of light on an indigo background and given marching orders for my life, “These are those that you are to work with in order to fac...
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Guest today is Brent Dowlen, the man behind The Fallible Man website and podcast.

The Fallible Man is a lifestyle, it is about growing in every aspect of masculinity. Masculinity is built in to the fiber of every man and has gotten a bad reputation in recent years. Men, husbands, and fathers need their masculinity to guide them. Masculinity is not the overblown, over the top media glorified nonsense.

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As a spiritual alchemist, Rev. Pamela “Mela” Borawski is willing to use all the tools, techniques and talents at her disposal that you are comfortable with, including hypnosis, guided meditation, art therapy, spiritual healing modalities, intuitive oracle card and angel readings, empathic intuitive psychic gifts, aromatherapy, auriculotherapy, magickal rites, rituals and ceremonies.

She respects all spiritual walks and religions, as...
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A fresh perspective on presidential history.

Why was the Spanish Peso more valuable than the U.S. Dollar? How did a public relations fiasco derail Cuban statehood? Would we remember Herbert Hoover as the Jeff Bezos of his time had he been elected eight years earlier? If these don’t sound like questions you heard in history class, you’re right. They’re not. These are the questions you ask when you look at presidential history through...
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Today I sit down and talk to Jaime Beebe, the cohost of the Strictly Stalking Podcast.
Strictly Stalking is a True Crime Podcast that starts before others: at the stalking. Each week hosts Jaimie Beebe and Jake Deptula dive into unique stalking cases, interviewing stalking survivors, advocates, and experts.

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Ruth Modoh talks about the art of conversation and a tool she is currently launching. Emotional Collidescope, is a deck of cards that beautifully dive into the human experience and what it could/should and maybe does mean. How well do you know your partner? Your best friend? Your sibling? Yourself?

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I have always been passionate about helping people, especially talking about emotions and the motives behind the response and r...
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It’s the creeps. But what exactly is it? Why do we experience “the creeps”? And is being creepedout useful?

Though the sensation has probably been around since humans began experiencing emotions, it wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century that some of us called uncanny touch “the creeps”. Charles Dickens, is credited with the first use of the phrase, in his 1849 novel David Copperfield. It meant an unpleasant, tingly chill up th...
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In this episode, I predict the future of COVID reactions, procedures, and protocols.
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As a young man, I was inspired by the remarkable people I met in Miami’s “secret floating village.” The sailboat anchorage a quarter-mile off-shore from Miami City Hall attracted world travelers, squatters, dreamers, and bums. All had remarkable stories to tell.

By the time I graduated college, I was living aboard my own tiny sailboat. Soon after graduation, I set sail for the Bahamas with a locker full of food and dreams … and $40 ...
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Mike shares his vast knowledge of cannabis, CBD, Hemp, the business aspects, as well as the medicinal and recreation uses. We will learn about marijuana, edibles, oils, creams, from the cultivation and product testing perspective. This is a great CBD 101 starter course.

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John's Background as a Stuntman, Fight Director, College Professor, Artistic Director, and Comedian makes him an intriguing guest that draws your audience in and delivers real world techniques for overcoming self imposed limitations and achieving maximum potential even I times of adversity.

His "5F" system hacks the fight or flight response shortening learning curves, and increasing successful outcomes. John Has a studio...
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Are You Looking for More Out of Your Life?
From Jillian Rothschild-Scholar:
Perhaps you’re feeling blocked in some area and you’re looking for more balance, ease, and flow.

Or maybe you have some big decisions to make in your life or business, and you want clear direction so you can confidently move forward.

Or perhaps you have a feeling that something is off in your home or business space. You can’t put a finger on it, but something j...
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You may be asking yourself what does a childhood trauma life mentor and coach do?
Well, that's a great question. The first thing that you should know is that I don't consider myself an abuse survivor coach as much a Trauma Warrior Mentor. I don't work with victims. I help mold heroes out of the ashes of tragedy. That didn't answer your question. Let me go a little deeper into what you can expect out of a trauma mento...
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"We bring passion and learning back into your kitchen to give you the ultimate interactive cooking experience with professional Chefs! From a healthy meal with the family to a fine dining dinner date, specialty diets, food trends, and food preparation for the athletic, sick, or allergic or just wanting to learn the basics, our certified chefs have got you covered."

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