Season 1

The Most Valuable information I learned in 2021 as a Podcast Host | #25
December 29, 2021x
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The Most Valuable information I learned in 2021 as a Podcast Host | #25

From the podcasting rhetorics of Joe Rogan to a Holocaust survivor's story, I was incredibly fortunate to have been able to share some time with some incredible guests in this first season of The Neutral Ground Podcast. We talked about the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and Ne...

Holocaust Survivor, to Earning a PhD, to Speaking for the Animals | with Dr. Alex Hershaft | #24
December 15, 2021x
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Holocaust Survivor, to Earning a PhD, to Speaking for the Animals | with Dr. Alex Hershaft | #24

Dr. Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor, can still vividly recall seeing the wall being built in Warsaw, Poland when he was just a young man. To hear his story is to understand the power of the spoken word and the importance of story to our history as a species. In this episode, Dr. Hershaft and I d...

Rock Stars, Superstar Athletes, and Bringing People Together through Song | with David Fishof | #23
December 08, 2021x
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Rock Stars, Superstar Athletes, and Bringing People Together through Song | with David Fishof | #23

In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast, I'm joined by quite the impressive guest: David Fishof. David has led multiple lives. He was a sports agent for the Super Bowl winning quarterback of the New York Giants, Phil Simms, and he negotiated against the Yankees legendary owner George Steinbren...

Deep Fake Problems, Selling our Privacy, and the True Price of our Data| with Michael Fienen | #22
December 01, 2021x
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Deep Fake Problems, Selling our Privacy, and the True Price of our Data| with Michael Fienen | #22

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, we're joined by Michael Fienen, a truly unique individual with a lot of experience developing tools for the internet. In Michael's 25 years in web development, he's seen how companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have evolved over the years--an...

What is an Eternal Soldier and How Can it Help Me? | with Max Brown and Bridget Murnaghan | #21
November 24, 2021x
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What is an Eternal Soldier and How Can it Help Me? | with Max Brown and Bridget Murnaghan | #21

This is a special episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast. I have two guests: Dr. Kimberly "Max" Brown and Dr. Bridget Murnaghan. We're going to talk about the important role that ancient cultures play in understanding our modern world; we talk about the difference between warriors and soldiers; and w...

Can We use Philosophy to Solve our Neomodern Troubles of Today| with PJ Wehry | #20
November 17, 2021x
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Can We use Philosophy to Solve our Neomodern Troubles of Today| with PJ Wehry | #20

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast with Dr. Joe Meyer, I sit down with PJ Wehry, co-founder of Candid Goat Productions, which serves two exceptional podcasts: Chasing Leviathan and Wehry Dads. This is a particularly jam-packed show. PJ and I discuss a lot of philosophy: from Kierkegaard a...

How do we Find Meaning in all the Madness of Life? Through Careful Study | with Matthew Munroe | #19
November 10, 2021x
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How do we Find Meaning in all the Madness of Life? Through Careful Study | with Matthew Munroe | #19

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I speak with Matthew Munroe of the Quotations podcast. We talk about the important of language and how it shapes the way we interact with the world around us. Additionally, we discuss how truly great quotations can help us make sense of an increasingly ...

From Whoomp, There it is! to Geico Sprinkles | with Musician/Actor DC Glenn | #18
November 03, 2021x
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From Whoomp, There it is! to Geico Sprinkles | with Musician/Actor DC Glenn | #18

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I am incredibly excited to sit down with musician and actor DC "The Brain Supreme" Glenn. DC is one part of the musical group Tag Team. In 1993, they exploded onto the music scene with "Whoomp, There it is." To this day, it is physically impossible to s...

Fighting the War not Seen: Helping Veterans Return Home | with Dr. Tim Overton | #17
October 27, 2021x
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Fighting the War not Seen: Helping Veterans Return Home | with Dr. Tim Overton | #17

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I speak with Dr. Tim Overton. We grapple with the reasons why many veterans find it difficult to reach out for help when it comes to mental health; we discuss the various methods of help that are available for veterans; and we even talk about one of my ...

Veteran, Father, Businessman, Motivator, and Philosopher of Leadership| with Ben Killoy | #16
October 20, 2021x
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Veteran, Father, Businessman, Motivator, and Philosopher of Leadership| with Ben Killoy | #16

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I speak with veteran Ben Killoy, host of two incredibly important podcasts: The Military Veteran Dad podcast, and The Business of Fatherhood podcast. Ben and I talk about the end of the Afghanistan War; we discuss veteran mental health and the problems ...

Women of the Military, Motherhood, Mental Health, and Diversity | with Amanda Huffman | #15
October 13, 2021x
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Women of the Military, Motherhood, Mental Health, and Diversity | with Amanda Huffman | #15

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I have a conversation with Amanda Huffman. Amanda is a military spouse and veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer including a deployment to Afghanistan. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag to stay home with her...

The Dire Messages from History and Literature About Supporting our Veterans | an Introduction | #14
October 05, 2021x
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The Dire Messages from History and Literature About Supporting our Veterans | an Introduction | #14

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, we begin our month-long conversation on how we can best support veterans in need of support. With the end of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, one of the most important things that we can do is make sure that we give ears to veterans so that they can ...

Introduction to Four-Part Series on Veterans, Mental Health, and Practical Ways We Can Help
October 05, 202100:05:528.07 MB

Introduction to Four-Part Series on Veterans, Mental Health, and Practical Ways We Can Help

This month, The Neutral Ground Podcast is going to take on a very serious topic of discussion--a pressing one: veterans and mental health. Often times, this subject can seem overwhelmingly large, especially when we take a look at the current rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide...

Comic Books and our Growing Need for Examples of Heroism Today | with Nick Gibson | #13
September 29, 2021x
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Comic Books and our Growing Need for Examples of Heroism Today | with Nick Gibson | #13

In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast,  my guest, Nick Gibson, and I  discuss a myriad of topics. We hit upon what comic books bring to the cultural landscape; we talk about his current writing projects: "Project Axis" and "2100 Samurai." We also dive into the feeling that you have...

Norm Macdonald Said What to You?, And is He Really a Comedian's Comedian? | With Scott Hiam | #12
September 21, 2021x
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Norm Macdonald Said What to You?, And is He Really a Comedian's Comedian? | With Scott Hiam | #12

In this episode, I'm joined by my good friend Scott Hiam. We're going to take a look at the impact of the life of comedian Norm Macdonald. I will tell my story of the time that I met the comedian in Arizona, and the impact that it had on me--even to this day. We're going to discuss how Norm Macdonal...

Practical Ways to Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Obsession | With Therapist Laurie Singer | #11
September 14, 2021x
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Practical Ways to Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Obsession | With Therapist Laurie Singer | #11

I do apologize upfront for some of the audio issues. We were having some difficulty maintaining a strong internet connection. In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast, I'm joined by a special guest: Laurie Singer. Laurie has over 20 years of experience as a board-certified Cognitive Behavioral ...

Sublime Experiences Are 0ur Greatest Weapons Against Divisiveness | #10
September 07, 2021x
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Sublime Experiences Are 0ur Greatest Weapons Against Divisiveness | #10

This week, we're going to get sublime. Truly sublime language can move us in ways that we are unprepared for. It's a kind of power that we need more and more of today--we need things that place us in a state of awe and prompts us to reconsider how things are and how they can be. For these reasons, w...

Joe Rogan vs Bill Burr and Making Sense of Podcasting Rhetorics | with Dr. Matthew Jacobson | #9
August 31, 2021x
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Joe Rogan vs Bill Burr and Making Sense of Podcasting Rhetorics | with Dr. Matthew Jacobson | #9

I am excited to introduce the first guest of the Neutral Ground Podcast: Doctor Matthew Jacobson. Dr. Jacobson did his PhD at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on podcast rhetoric and how it can influence our engagement with public policy. We talk about how Matt came to study podcasti...

Defending our Sacred Spaces Against the Onslaught of Personal Attacks in Neomodernism | #8
August 24, 2021x
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Defending our Sacred Spaces Against the Onslaught of Personal Attacks in Neomodernism | #8

This is the final episode of our three-part series on the defining traits of Neomodernism thus far. We're going to talk about the yearning to define and create sacred space for ourselves. Many of the arguments that we are seeing in culture today stem from a deeper yearning to create a sacred space f...

Psychedelic Experiences, Meditation, and Why We Desperately Need to Transcend the Body | #7
August 17, 2021x
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Psychedelic Experiences, Meditation, and Why We Desperately Need to Transcend the Body | #7

This is part two of our important traits of Neomodernism series. We're going to discuss our need to transcend the corporeal (the body). We'll talk a little Captain Ahab from Moby-Dick, some Saint Augustine, and we'll dive into Dr. Roland R. Griffith’s research at Johns Hopkins University on psychede...

Shakespeare's Iago is Evil, right? | Our Narratives are Corrupted by Our Neomodern Selves | #6
August 10, 2021x
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Shakespeare's Iago is Evil, right? | Our Narratives are Corrupted by Our Neomodern Selves | #6

In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast, I'm going to start a three-part series where we take a more in-depth look into the three traits that I believe are at the heart of Neomodernism today. For this first episode of the series, we're going to take a look at our need for narrative reassurance...

Why We Struggle to Find Meaning Today| What is Neomodernism and Why does it matter? | #5
August 03, 2021x
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Why We Struggle to Find Meaning Today| What is Neomodernism and Why does it matter? | #5

This is the last episode for our mini series on historical movements. We've finally arrived at the movement of today: Neomodernism. What is it? What does it mean? We've got a lot of ground to cover here. By the end of this episode, my hope is that you walk away with a better understanding of how we ...

The Joke that went too Far | Family Guy, South Park, and a Postmodern Question | #4
July 27, 2021x
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The Joke that went too Far | Family Guy, South Park, and a Postmodern Question | #4

Does your humor have a line that you won't cross? In this episode, we're going to talk about the pop cultural side of Postmodernism. We'll discuss I Love Lucy, Nat King Cole, Family Guy, South Park, and I'll relay a true story about a woman who I tried to console in a modern museum of art who was cr...

Postmodernism, is it all bad? No and Yes | #3
July 20, 2021x
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Postmodernism, is it all bad? No and Yes | #3

In this episode, we leave the Modernist world behind and enter into Postmodernism. Postmodernism can be a difficult concept to define because built within it's definition is that it's skeptical of definitions. We're going to take a look at postmodern theorists like Derrida, Lacan, Lyotard and get in...

The Fracturing of a Species | Reconsidering What it Means to be Human in Modernism | #2
July 16, 2021x
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The Fracturing of a Species | Reconsidering What it Means to be Human in Modernism | #2

In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast with Dr. Joe Meyer, we're going to take a look at Modernism, the historical movement that gave us "the greatest generation." We'll talk about how this movement led to the fracturing of the masses, and we'll talk a little bit about how this movement conne...