31 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
E3 PART1: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND HOSPITALS
Today we are talking with John Spencer who has been in the field of medical sales for over a decade. John is my brother and he is very patient about improving the quality of life and positive growth within individuals. This interview has been separated into three parts. This is part 1 of 3. The remaining interviews will be posted soon over the next two days. My notes will be updated with links. In this episode we discuss Hospitals, GPOs, and the non-profit aspects of our healthcare system. We also discuss what it means to be off and on contract and what impact that has on nascent medical technology. If you enjoy the podcast then please consider donating.
47 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Episode 2: Who is Reponsible
In this episode we take a look at several large problems faced by society. I met with Spencer Hauenstein who graciously agreed to be my first guest on the Being Our Best podcast. Thank you Spencer! He is a Test Manager in the field of automated test electronics and also volunteers for both the state and the his city. I asked Spencer his opinions on stress, hunger, and homelessness. In particular, we discuss who is responsible for helping those in need when they fall through the cracks. At the and of the podcast we also cover journalism and the perception of bias readers have. If you enjoy the podcast then please consider donating. PETS: Statistics of abandoned or lost pets can be found at the ASPCA. MEDICAID: What is Medicaid?"Medicaid is an assistance program. It serves low-income people of every age. Patients usually pay no part of costs for covered medical expenses. A small co-payment is sometimes required. Medicaid is a federal-state program." This article on the Medicaid coverage gap is in interesting place to start to help understand the need versus actual coverage. HUNGER: Information about hunger in the US from Feeding America. They have lots of different studies on the different sectors of society. You can also find information about food security from the USDA website. HOMELESSNESS: Habitat for Humanity. HUD subsidized housing in the US accounts for 4,838,978 homes. The Bridge is a homeless shelter in Dallas Texas. The current estimated homeless population in the US (2018) is 552,830 people. AMI (Any Mental Illness)20.6% of US Adults45.0% of Homeless (US) SMI (Seriou
20 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
EPISODE 1: BEING OUR BEST INTRO
What type of problems do we face in our daily lives and in the world? Let's take a look at how we can organically grow a record of the problems that we are facing and what we can potentially do to solve those problems. In this episode I discuss my intent to get as many view points as possible by interviewing as many people as possible. I also cover why I decided to start this podcast. I have been interested in the topic of our standard living and the risk of falling through the cracks of society for quite some time. I also enjoy learning about the German language and culture. These two passions of mine came together in an interesting way which resulted in me wanting to take up a mic to see what I could do. I referenced two shows in the Podcast. The first is a shout out to the Easy German team. A link to their podcast can be found here. If you are a beginner to learning German then their youtube videos may be more appropriate. The 2nd reference was to a show from ZDF Heute by Markus Lanz and a remark made by Richard David Precht. The quote can be found at 18:15. Please note the show is in German and does not have an English translation. If you would like to donate then please click here.