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36 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
SR 35: Hate Yourself / Love Yourself
What does it mean to love/hate yourself? Is loving yourself the same as being in love with yourself? Some thought on the matter.
24 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
SR 34: Nostalgia
Fitting that episode 34 is about nostalgia as my childhood hero was Kirby Puckett, #34 for the Minnesota Twins. This episode is about remembering the past and the power of how you think about it.
24 minutes | Sep 15, 2018
SR 33: Riding a Hijacked Chinese Fishing Junker Into a Typhoon
It is a strange thing to be alive. Does nothing mean anything or does everything mean everything? I don't know and I'd wager you don't either.
109 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
SR 32: My Brother The Teacher
My brother Scott was in town from Phoenix, AZ so we decided to have a conversation on what being a teacher is to him. He shares some of the struggle and rewards of a challenging profession.
131 minutes | May 24, 2018
SR 31: Uganda, The Pearl of Africa
This show is about Uganda. This landlocked country in Africa has a complex and ancient history. Who better to tell me about it than two native Ugandans? This show gets political and should serve to remind listeners from western nations how important it is to have a legitimate democracy. The show caps off discussing the natural beauty of the country and the cultural beauty of its people. Sit back and learn.
89 minutes | May 1, 2018
SR 30: WW2 USAF Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Clayton Berg (Inspect Your Elders Edition)
The spirit of Inspect Your Elders lives on in this show featuring United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Clayton Berg. He is a veteran of World War 2. He was a B24 bomber pilot and he flew 35 combat missions over Germany during the war including the Nazi stronghold of Berlin. Now 96, I ask him to recall some of his memories of aerial combat operations during the war and what it was like. This is living history. Thank you to his grand-daughter Kelsey Anderson for arranging this conversation.
53 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
SR 29: Conflict Reporting (Dan Brown)
Dan is an old college friend of mine who now lives in NYC as a conflict journalist for Business Insider. Among the things he has covered first-hand are the current conflict in the Ukraine as well as homicides in Chicago. We discuss the toll it can take and why it is so important to illuminate the most grim parts of civilization.
132 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
SR 28: Losing Our Religion (And Maybe Finding That It Never Really Completely Left Us)
The first official show under the new name! Two decades-old friends (Tom and mutual friend Jon) and I join each other via the magick of the internets to discuss something we experienced together growing up: the loss of our faith in Christianity. The story isn't so simple however... We rethink what religion means to us as adults.
115 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
IYE 27: Intuition, Intention, Compassion (Rachel Vath)
When I first met my guest for this show, it took me all of 30 seconds to know that I needed to get her on. Rachel is funny, honest and a profoundly introspective thinker. She has endured much in her young life, and we unpack how these events have shaped how she lives. She has a unique perspective on life because she has stage 4 cancer and has no hesitation in discussing the impacts of that. Together we explore what it all means while laughing at the abyss.
94 minutes | Mar 19, 2018
IYE 26: A Rad Dad And a Discussion Amongst Lads (Ian Adams)
On a sunny St. Patrick's Day afternoon my friend Ian joins Tom and myself for a discussion that ranges from personal assessment to fatherhood. In honor of the day, we drank Guinness to fuel our discourse.
9 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
IYE 25.5: Changing Things Up
Just a quick update to a (major?) change to the show. I'm excited about things to come and new opportunities on the horizon. Joined by Tom and my fiance Abby.
83 minutes | Jan 20, 2018
IYE 25: The Tale of the Old Piano Teacher (Lionel Davis)
On the southside of Minneapolis, in an unassuming small house, a 94 year old man still teaches piano lessons. My producer Tom and I sit down with him to hear his life story. Unfortunately I had to leave in the middle of the show, but Tom steps in and finishes the conversation.
68 minutes | Nov 5, 2017
IYE 24: Tech Is Changing How We Age (Lisa M. Cini)
My guest is Lisa M. Cini of Columbus, OH. She is an author, designer, entrepreneur amongst other things. Her passion is using design and technology to change the way people live for the better, particularly older people. She is the founder of www.mosaicdesignstudio.com and www.bestlivingtech.com.
84 minutes | Oct 22, 2017
IYE 23: Learning From Life Experience (Bill Gjetson)
Bill is a retired teacher, school administrator, and performance coach. He shares some of his most impactful life experiences and how it forced him to grow as a person. We draw some parallels to my experience and the challenges and lessons different phases of life can bring.
84 minutes | Oct 4, 2017
IYE 22: The Importance of the Influence of our Elders (Dr. Richard Logan)
Dr. Logan is an author, pilot, and a retired professor of interdisciplinary anthropology. He joins me for a conversation on the value of having elders contribute their acquired knowledge to reinforce ritual and structure in society for long term social stability particularly as it relates to young men. Special mention to my friend Tom Bradseth who joins me for the first time as my new sound engineer.
83 minutes | Aug 13, 2017
IYE 21: Higher Consciousness and Law with Stu
Stu Webb is a former pharmacist and lawyer from a small town in rural Iowa. He is considered to the be founding father of collaborative law in the United States. I sit down with him at his place to discuss what led him down this path, and ultimately his becoming a non-dual person. We close the conversation on his spirituality. NOTE: There are some technical difficulties in the episode. Apologies to the listener.
87 minutes | Jul 15, 2017
IYE 20: Conversations That Matter/Who Am I Now?
The show is back. I meet up with Shelby Andress, a woman who has dedicated her life to the advancement of humanity though teaching and stewardship. We discuss her life's work as she ages, the pain of losing her husband to Alzheimer's disease, and how she reevaluates who she is at each new stage in life.
64 minutes | Mar 27, 2017
IYE 19: A Discussion of Death, and More Importantly, Life (w/ Suzi+Michelle)
I am joined by two complete strangers in my own home. We discuss the tragedy and beauty of life. I am reminded that when the time for change comes, accept and embrace it.
101 minutes | Jan 23, 2017
IYE 18: Three Generations
In an overdue episode with my grandpa Roger, we sit down with a few canoupers and discuss topics of an existential nature. We share a few laughs and leave the politics for last. My dad Bruce joins in and adds a third perspective between my generation and the one of my grandpa. NOTE: AUDIO ISSUES FOR FIRST 10 MINUTES
65 minutes | Jan 15, 2017
IYE 17: Lee Mowatt from The Inner Game of Aging Podcast
Lee Mowatt was the first person to ever contact me about my show. He reached out to me on Twitter when he heard my show. I was a guest on his podcast "The Inner Game of Aging," which is a show dedicated to improving and embracing the process of aging. Even though he is only 66, I wanted to have him on my show. He agreed, and an enjoyable conversation ensued. Links to his show and a video of his signature handstand will be posted on the IYE Facebook and Twitter pages.
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