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The Justin Lascek Podcast
84 minutes | 15 days ago
10 - Popstar Nima
Popstar Nima is, first and foremost, a POPSTAR. This NSFW fella pays homage and satirizes the pop music genre with silly songs and high-quality music videos about being a gay popstar in southern California. The comedy is raunchy, but Nima is the sweetest guy. Our discussion is both silly and serious, and the second half is gold. We discuss the etiology of his popstar-ism and experiences as a gay man. man. https://www.popstarnima.com/ https://www.youtube.com/popstarnima
68 minutes | 24 days ago
9 - Speedy Brain
In this episode I explain the concept of Speedy Brain, the anxious mindset influenced by culture, society, and social media. I describe the continuum of Speedy Brain and how to use meditation to slow it down. I also describe the acute and chronic effects of meditation, give some acute strategies for anxiety, and read a brief essay on the topic. Speedy Brain is a model for modulating our mood and emotions.
9 minutes | 3 months ago
8 - A Letter to SOF
This is an essay I wrote directed at Special Operations Forces in the United States. The purpose is to initiate a conversation in order to influence progress. The full text with PDF can be found at www.JustinLascek.com.
125 minutes | 6 months ago
7 - Some Lessons
I dare say things are on the up and up. And it's due to consistent compassion and self care. I want to share what works because I feel in my soul it can help others. Backed up by evolution, physiology, and neuroscience, I explore the attention continuum, accumulated behavior acquisition, societal influence, the wellness model, deliberate introspection, nasal breathing, mindful meditation, and the realization of acceptance and love. If I'm insane, I don't want to be sane.
95 minutes | 7 months ago
6 - Sexual Abuse in the Military
After the tragedy of Vanessa Guillen at Ft. Hood, women in the military spoke out about similar experiences. When a woman wants to serve her country or do a professional job, she shouldn't be subjected to toxic cultures and sexual abuse. But they are. I decided to listen to many stories on social media, and these are not unique experiences. I hope through my acknowledging and denouncing this behavior it stimulates a new wave of culture in the military, because right now, it's abhorrent. Recorded mid July.
173 minutes | 8 months ago
5 - Shawn Owen
Shawn Owen (https://francisowen.law/) is an attorney in Denver, CO and my friend for 25+ years. Before George Floyd was unjustly and horribly killed, we recorded this episode. I used Shawn as a "sounding board" for some thought models I was writing about in my journal. Generally I aimed to evaluate society, how it's organized, what may or may not be wrong with it, and what are the fundamentals to progress. I leveled the audio, but I didn't master this one.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
4 - Memorial Day 2020
This isn't a call to action. I simply wanted to give you perspective of what Memorial Day means to those of us who deal with sacrifice and loss. I talk about some stuff, some people, and there's Amazing Grace on bag pipes at the end. At the very least, listening to the song will allow a moment of reflection regarding this holiday. Please celebrate how you wish, don't shame anyone's approach, and have a safe weekend.
153 minutes | 10 months ago
3 - Aaron Love Interview
Aaron Love is an Air Force Pararescueman, a Special Operations job tasked with Personnel Recovery across the entire spectrum of DoD operations. PJs also get extensive medical training and I was treated by one when I stepped on the IED. Aaron is one of the contributors to Ones Ready, a mentorship podcast for USAF special warfare candidates. Our discussion is valuable for new and experienced SOF personnel, and can help cultivate professional development in any field.
146 minutes | 10 months ago
2 - Emotional Well-being
In this solo episode Justin explains a framework for emotional well-being followed by a Q&A from social media followers' questions. He explains his experiences and development from being an emotionally unhealthy individual to a dude trying to find his way. Hopefully it stimulates thought in your belief and challenges the validity of his framework. And maybe it brings some entertainment and hope during the COVID quarantine. Q&A starts around 1:31 after a music break.
18 minutes | a year ago
1 - Introduction
Justin explains his background and the intent behind this podcast. He also shares his "100% Books" as well as three self-care tips for listeners. The show will generally cover combat, medicine, love, music, philosophy, extremes of the human experience, and everything in between. Exploring these topics with guests will cultivate a community of growth, critical thinking, and compassion.
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