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The Curiosity Hour Podcast: Stay Curious! We believe everyone has an amazing story to tell and we encourage you to find out the stories all around you with your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and others in your communities.

Find out more about your co-hosts Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund on our website: http://thecuriosityhourpodcast.com
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Episode 141 - Christopher Moore. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Christopher Moore. Christopher Moore is the author of fifteen novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, Bite Me, Sacré Bleu, The Serpent of Venice, and Secondhand Souls. His latest novel, Shakespeare for Squirrels will be released in May 2020. Chris was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father was a highway patrolman and his mother sold major appliances at a department store. He attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He moved to California when he was 19 years old and lived on the Central Coast until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii. Before publishing his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris has drawn on all of these work experiences to create the characters in his books. When he’s not writing, Chris enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, photography, and painting with acrylics and oils. He lives in San Francisco. Website: http://chrismoore.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theauthorguy Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAuthorGuy The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Thanks for being a listener to The Curiosity Hour Podcast. The world is facing a major public health crisis with the SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 pandemic. We believe this is a serious situation and we encourage our listeners to join us in helping to protect the vulnerable among us and protect our healthcare workers and those on the front lines of this pandemic response. First, please regularly wash your hands and spend about 20 or so seconds washing. Focus especially on your fingertips. Next, try to avoid touching your face as much as possible as this virus can infect people through the mouth, nose, and eyes. Please practice physical social distancing and stay at home. People are the fuel to this virus and if we can stay inside, we can help to prevent it spreading so we can protect those most vulnerable to this virus, including the elderly and immunocompromised. Practicing physical social distancing is also a way to help out our healthcare professionals who are providing critical care at hospitals and clinics to those dealing with complications from COVID-19. These healthcare workers need our help to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed with cases. Remember to keep in touch with your family and friends via phone, text, and email. Check up on people and keep your connections, even when you can’t physically be in the same space. And finally, be kind. Be kind to others as this is a stressful time for all of us to navigate this challenge and all the future uncertainties. And be kind to yourself. As always, even in the midst of all of this, remember to stay curious! We’re going to do our best to keep putting out new episodes and feel free to check out any of our previous episodes that you haven’t had a chance to listen to yet. For more information: * www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html * www.idsociety.org/
Episode 140 - Dr. Carlos del Rio. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Dr. Carlos del Rio. Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, Hubert Professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Del Rio has been a researcher and educator focused on HIV care for nearly 30 years, and is nationally and internationally recognized as an authority and an advocate for HIV prevention and care. A natural communicator, del Rio is routinely referenced as an expert in the areas of HIV/AIDS, is regularly cited in the news media, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences nationwide. Del Rio is the principal investigator and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Outside of the university, he’s a member of the core faculty and the board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, chair of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board, HIV/AIDS chief editor for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, associate editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases, and member of the editorial board of both the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Global Public Health. Del Rio is past chair and member of the HIVMA Board of Directors and a past member of IDSA Board of Directors. Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico where he was Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico (CONASIDA, the Federal agency of the Mexican Government responsible for AIDS Policy throughout Mexico), from 1992 through 1996. He was also a member of the Program Coordinating Board of UNAIDS (1995 -97). Over the course of his career, del Rio has co-authored 5 books, 30 book chapters, and published nearly 350 peer-reviewed publications and has been recognized through numerous awards, including election to the National Academy of Medicine, his selection for the Ohtli Award (one of the highest awards given by the government of Mexico), Emory University’s Jefferson Award, and Emory School of Medicine’s 2017 Faculty Mentoring Award. Del Rio’s research focuses on the early diagnosis, access to care, engagement of care, compliance with antiretrovirals, and the prevention of HIV infection. He has become actively engaged in addressing the opioid epidemic and has devoted time and efforts to educate infectious disease clinicians on this important topic. He has been active educating the public about SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 Pandemic through traditional and digital media. Dr. del Rio's Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CarlosdelRio7 Dr. del Rio's suggested websites for information about SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 Pandemic: * https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html * https://www.idsociety.org/ Bio information compiled from: * https://sph.emory.edu/news/news-release/2019/10/hivma-award.html * http://vaccines.emory.edu/faculty-evc/primary-faculty/del_rio_carlos.html The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 139 - Kate Cooper. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Kate Cooper. Kate Cooper is a member of the duo An Horse where she is on guitar/vocals. The heart of An Horse’s magic is rubbery and elastic. Rows of slinky, hypnotic spirals, widening middle-out. They’ve never spun to more vibrant and dynamic impact than on their third album Modern Air. Loosely from wherever-you’re-seeing-them-play-tonight-by-way-of-Brisbane-to-Montreal-and-New-York, Kate & Damon woke up from a six-year nap to make their best, broadest and most accomplished album, doubling-down on and clarifying their strongest strengths while casually developing and showcasing a career’s-worth of new ones. Before their 6 year break, An Horse were 2 albums into their career and touring non-stop with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, Cage the Elephant, and Brand New when a series of distracting life events forced them into a hiatus of sorts. That hiatus led to an extended break from touring and recording that’s finally ending with their 2019 album Modern Air. The songs on their new record manage to be both propulsive and loping, lean mission statements about negotiating modern living easter-egged with intelligence and humour, melodic and percussive ear candy, heart and teeth, hope and anger. They sound like themselves, two-headed and singularly focused, a particularly effective evolutionary step in a long tradition of of guitar-based indie-rock, angular in spaces, jangly in others, sometimes both at the same time. They take a familiar vocabulary and teach it new words, one sugary harmony barbed-wired to unflinching insight at a time. Modern Air is An Horse at their most realized, and it’s right on time. Some naps are worth taking. Check out An Horse's website here: https://anhorse.com Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 138 - Justin Nobel Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Justin Nobel. Justin Nobel writes on issues of science and the environment for Rolling Stone and other US magazines, investigative sites and literary journals. His work has been published in Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science and Nature Writing. A book he co-wrote with a New Orleans death row exonoree, "The Story of Dan Bright," was published in 2016 by UNO Press. He is presently working on a book about oil and gas radioactivity to be published with Simon & Schuster and titled, "Petroleum 238 - Big Oil's Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It." Find most of Justin's work on his website, www.justinnobel.com, or on Twitter, @Justin Nobel . Link to article discussed during podcast: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/oil-gas-fracking-radioactive-investigation-937389/ More information on the journalism nonprofit Economic Hardship Reporting Project: http://economichardship.org Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 137 - Mayor Christine Hunschofsky Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Mayor Christine Hunschofsky. Christine serves as the mayor of the city. She currently resides in district 2. She also serves on the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Broward County School Board Oversight committee. Additionally she is a member of the Parkland Friends of the Library, Broward Pap Corps, Parkland Woman's Club and serves on the advisory board for Jacob's Shoes. Christine was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Parkland, Florida with her family in May of 2000. Christine is a graduate from Babson College with a Masters degree in Business Administration and a recipient of the Ernst and Young Accounting Award. Additionally she is a graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. Christine also attended Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America, for junior high and high school. Since moving to Parkland, Christine has been very active in the Community. She has served on the board of the Parkland/Coconut Creek MOMS Club, the Meadow Run HOA, Mary Help of Christians Parish Pastoral Council and the Mary Help of Christians Women's Club. Additionally she served on the Parkland Education Advisory Board for seven years and covered the Parkland commission meetings for Parkland Life Magazine for 10 years. Note: We dedicate this episode in remembrance of the fourteen students and three staff members killed at Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018: Alyssa Alhadeff, 14; Scott Beigel, 35; Martin Duque, 14; Nicholas Dworet, 17; Aaron Feis, 37; Jaime Guttenberg, 14; Chris Hixon, 49; Luke Hoyer, 15; Cara Loughran, 14; Gina Montalto, 14; Joaquin Oliver, 17; Alaina Petty, 14; Meadow Pollack, 18; Helena Ramsay, 17; Alex Schachter, 14; Carmen Schentrup, 16; and Peter Wang, 15. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 136 - Stephanie Kice Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Stephanie Kice. Stephanie Kice is criminal defense and immigration attorney based in the Kansas City metro area. In both private practice and as a court appointed attorney, she has devoted her legal career to fighting for the rights and dignity of indigent clients and immigrants as they face the daunting power and unlimited resources of the federal government, state courts, and local municipalities. Her desire to help with the humanitarian crisis at our Southern border recently led Stephanie on a week-long trip to the South Texas Family Residential Center, where she provided pro bono representation for women and children attempting to seek asylum in the United States. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 135 - Laura van Dernoot Lipsky Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and her new book The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades. She has worked with groups as diverse as zookeepers and reconstruction workers in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, community organizers and health care providers in Japan, U.S. Air Force pilots, Canadian firefighters, public school teachers, private practice doctors, tiny non-profits, massive state agencies, libraries, the Pentagon, alternative colleges, and Ivy League universities. Much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes–whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings. She has worked locally, nationally, and internationally. Laura is known as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure. Laura is on the advisory board of ZGiRLS, an organization that supports young girls in sports. She is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Network, which supports the development of capacity to address climate change. Laura also served as an associate producer of the award-winning film A Lot Like You, and was given a Yo! Mama award in recognition of her work as a community-activist mother. Please visit The Trauma Stewardship Institute: http://traumastewardship.com Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 134 - Erik Davis Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Erik Davis. Erik Davis is an author, podcaster, award-winning journalist, and scholar based in San Francisco. His wide-ranging work focuses on the intersection of alternative religion, media, and the popular imagination. He is the author, most recently, of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, co-published by MIT Press and Strange Attractor. He also wrote Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (2010), The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (2006), a critical volume on Led Zeppelin (2005), and the celebrated TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998). Erik’s scholarly and popular essays on music, technoculture, drugs, and spirituality have appeared in scores of books, magazines, and journals, and his writing has been translated into a dozen languages. He explores the “cultures of consciousness” on his long-running podcast Expanding Mind. Davis has spoken widely at conferences, retreat centers, and festivals, and has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, public radio, and the New York Times. He graduated from Yale University, and earned his PhD in religious studies at Rice University. You can follow him at: https://techgnosis.com https://twitter.com/erik_davis https://techgnosis.com/category/podcast/ Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 133 - Christopher Meyers. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Christopher Meyers. Born in Kansas City and has lived around the metro his whole life. He graduated from UMKC with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. Worked in Veterinary Medicine for many years before pursuing his other passion of brewing with his brewery partners. He has been with his wife, Kimberly, for over 12 years and they now have 3 children. When he isn't at the brewery, he enjoys his family, cooking, bonfires, staying current on news and discoveries, and geeking out on the endlessly available media. He believes we are all equal and that we should do our best to make choices that do no harm. You can follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/tophermey/ Twitter: Chrisjmey Instagram: Tophermey or the brewery: https://www.facebook.com/CraneBrewing/ Twitter - CraneBrewing Instagram - CraneBrewing Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 132 - Don Carter. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Don Carter. Don Carter is an expert in trauma, healing, and kindness, not only because he studies those facets of the human experience but because of his own life experiences. After leaving a decade-long career in law enforcement, Don dove deep into a healing journey that he calls “reclaiming [his] humanity”. He faced his experiences with PTSD, love, and suicide loss with radical vulnerability. This enabled him to “come alive again” through his engagement with the world as he gained insights about the transformative power of kindness. These insights and his genuine curiosity about what it means to be human and what the future holds for society at large, set the framework for his coaching and speaking businesses. The mission of his company — doncarter.co — is to empower people to shift their own perceptions about their world and to see that it is not as hostile as they may believe. It is Don’s belief that in so doing, people can create more freedom, joy, and happiness for themselves and others. Don Carter offers transformational coaching programs to those seeking to heal and live vibrantly through and after traumatic loss. He also serves mission-driven executives and leaders who seek to unlock the next level of their personal evolution and unleash their greatness into the world. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 131 - Juliet Mylan. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Juliet Mylan. Juliet Mylan is a trans activist within the DSA Queer Caucus in Portland, Oregon as well as being a stand-up comedian in her spare time. She has used her social media platform to highlight the challenges that have come from being trans in society without judgment or fear, which often melds into her comedic material. Most of the material she discusses on stage is pulled directly from her own life as she navigates gender identity, nerd fandoms, transphobia, dating, healthcare, and how to use the women's bathroom as a trans woman. You can see some of her comedy here: https://youtu.be/vQ4Ss-pnuUM If you'd like to follow her on social media you can find her on facebook at facebook.com/julietmylancomedy. ********* She is also currently fundraising for gender confirmation surgery. Just before this episode aired, Juliet found out that she was losing her insurance because of the repeal in the Medicaid expansion, meaning she'll have to pay for her medical care entirely out of pocket. For more information and where to donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/juliet-tangos-surgery-fund ********* Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 130 - Elle Dowd. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Elle Dowd. Elle Dowd (she/her/hers) is a bi-furious seminarian at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a candidate for ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Elle has pieces of her heart in Sierra Leone, where her two children were born, and in St. Louis where she learned from the radical, queer, Black leadership during the Ferguson Uprising. She was formerly a founding co-conspirator with the movement to #decolonizeLutheranism and currently works as a community organizer with SOUL and the Faith and Justice Collective, writes regularly for the Disrupt Worship Project, and facilitates workshops on gender and sexuality and the Church in both secular conferences and Christian spaces. Elle has interests in queer and feminist Biblical interpretation and liberation and body theology. Elle loves spending time with the people she loves and on weekends, Elle tours the city of Chicago in search of the best brunch. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElleDowdMinistry/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HowNowBrownDowd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hownowbrowndowd Medium: https://medium.com/@elledowd Elle also does paid consultation work for churches, non profits, and businesses on issues of gender/sexuality, purity culture, and LGTBQIA+ issues. She also does consultation work and workshops on progressive parenting as well as on community organizing. Inquiries should be sent to danielle.dowd@gmail.com. Elle gives a reduced rate for churches/non profits. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 129 - Ally Henny. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Ally Henny. Ally's bio: Ally Henny is a full-time wife, mother, and student. She is the host of the Combing the Roots podcast and is pursing a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Race, Cultural Identity, and Reconciliation. She hopes to plant and pastor a church someday. She has a passion for racial healing and justice and seeks to heal our nation’s racial divide through truth-telling, education, and compassion. Podcast: Combing the Roots https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/combing-the-roots-with-ally-henny/id1458679771 Website: www.allyhenny.com Facebook: fb.me/allyhennypage Blog: The Armchair Commentary www.thearmchaircommentary.com Twitter: @thearmchaircom IG: @allyhenny Patreon: www.patreon.com/allyhenny Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 128 - J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, PhD. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui. J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses on indigenous studies, critical race studies, settler colonial studies, and anarchist studies. She earned her is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press 2008) and Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism (Duke University Press 2018). She is also the editor of Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders (University of Minnesota Press 2018), which is based on the radio program she produced and hosted for seven years, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond” that was widely syndicated through the Pacific network. Kauanui currently serves as a co-producer for an anarchist politics show called, “Anarchy on Air,” a majority-POC show co-produced with a group of Wesleyan students, which builds on her earlier work on another collaborative anarchist program called “Horizontal Power Hour.” Kauanui is one of the six original co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), established in 2008. And she serves as an advisory board member of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. https://jkauanui.faculty.wesleyan.edu https://anarchyonairwesu.tumblr.com http://indigenouspolitics.com Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 127 - Waleed Amer. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Waleed Amer. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 126 - Mandy Fer. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Mandy Fer. Mandy Fer Bio: "Sway Wild was born on a small island in the Salish Sea. In the fall of 2017, Mandy Fer, Dave McGraw, and Thom Lord had just come home to San Juan Island, Washington, after two months spent navigating a 36-foot sailboat among the remote anchorages of British Columbia. Before this trip, and with little experience sailing, the three friends had spent countless evenings dreaming aloud about exploring the Inside Passage, with its glacier-carved fjords and innumerable secluded islands, that lay between them and Alaska. Deciding that the time may never be better, they managed to find a 1972 Islander that could stand up to such a trip, pointed it north, and learned to sail it together along the way. For Fer and McGraw, the voyage served as a kind of sabbatical from nine years of heavy international touring as an acclaimed indie-folk duo, sharing stages with the likes of Iron & Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Mandolin Orange. The days on the boat were filled reading books in quiet green coves, watching humpback whales and black bears for hours on end, and talking over simple dinners of freshly baked bread and fish caught from a creaky plastic rowboat. Feeling invigorated and inspired from their journey, the three former bandmates returned to their pastoral island as the weather began to turn cold. They took to playing music in Fer and McGraw’s living room, with no aspirations other than to enjoy the process of creation. Between her Strat, her powerful songwriting, and her rapturous vocals, Fer’s indelible influence permeates Sway Wild. She clearly loves the world around her, as well as the people in it. Her moving lyrics serve to both process and share her jubilation, her grief, and her frustration with a complex and deeply imperfect society. This authentic and thoughtful approach is underscored by McGraw and Lord, a rhythm section that just happened to have met as wildlife biologists studying endangered California condors in the Grand Canyon. They provide unwavering support to Fer’s formidable musicianship in a way that remains consistently accessible and emotional, and the resulting sound explores the corners of pop, jazz, funk, prog, worldbeat, folk, and, of course, rock. At its nucleus, though, it is undeniably full of joy—a music saturated in gratitude for well-lived lives and sympathetic to our shared humanity. It can squeeze the heart in your chest, it can draw tears from your eyes, and it can force you to get up and move your body; over and over, it somehow manages to do all three at once." Website: http://swaywild.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davemcgrawandmandyfer Twitter: https://twitter.com/swaywild Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sway-wild/1470529996 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/amferrarini/playlist/5qj5B8wGNx4mcsYFVkse23?si=9UYP66JHSlSIyAcfntBM2Q\\ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLODG4cLgVoEVX1PgDTZIj6pVKraOMMceP Bandcamp: https://swaywild.bandcamp.com/releases All music excerpts in episode are used with permission from Sway Wild. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 125 - Gon. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Gon. Gon Bio: “When asked to explain that rather circuitous path that lead to the creation of his debut album, Gon Halevi—better known simply as Gon—can only laugh. The 26-year-old singer and musician, who came to New York by way of Tel Aviv, is quick to recognize the somewhat unusual nature of his trajectory. “The short version is that I moved to New York to study opera singing and somewhere in the middle of it I stopped liking it. So I kind of stopped doing opera and started doing my own music, performing in small venues. Despite being an atheist, I paid my tuition by performing for Jewish community centers and synagogues. At some point, a cantor of a congregation in Florida asked me to perform there. It was in the middle of my fourth year at school and they gave me a big enough budget to bring the musicians I wanted to have up on stage with me, down to Florida from Manhattan. They also allowed me to add four songs of my own to the show. It was the first time I heard my music played the way I wanted it to be played. Once I heard that rich, deep sound of a rock band, choir, and a string ensemble, merge around my music - I got all the confirmation I needed to start working on my album.” The eleven tracks on Gon’s full-length debut, Diagonal Fields, strike a delicate balance between piano-driven ballads and perfectly augmented cinematic chamber pop, all wrapped around a voice that is by turns plaintive, deeply emotive, and—for lack of a better term—swooningly operatic. Tracks like “Breaking out” “Coming Home” and “Alive” are buoyed by the ebullience and range of Gon’s voice, which dips and soars effortlessly through the songs, wrapping the tracks with a sense of longing and, more often than not, a barely contained joy. “It took a while for me to figure out exactly how I wanted my voice to work in this context,” he explains. “My voice has been influenced by so many things: my opera training, for sure, as well as the fact that I’ve been speaking and singing in Hebrew for so many years. When writing my own songs, I started peeling away the classical music gestures just to find my own voice. All of those years of study are still in there, but it’s almost like I had to un-learn all of that stuff in order to find myself, in order to just simply be me.” Website: https://www.gon-music.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gon_music/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GonGonMusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gon_Gon_Music Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GIriTfMvVRuHEh4WI3Oa0?si=UPg1HedoTwuXeOTg2Ceeow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/halevigon Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gon_music All music excerpts in episode are used with permission from Gon. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 124 - Beth Siemer. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Beth Siemer. Beth's bio: "My core personal values are to LOVE God and LOVE people. My core political values are the pursuit of a More Perfect Union with Liberty and Justice for All. Pretty much everything I do is driven by these core values, including my current engagement in dialogue on Facebook. I’m a truth-seeker by nature, which drives me to dig deep in understanding what it looks like to pursue these values. Part of digging deep for me includes continually pressure-testing my thoughts with other people and course-correcting in my own understanding where needed. I’m also an advocate by nature and assume most people generally share these core values and also want to align with them, which drives me to share my thoughts to the extent it’s helpful to others. In my professional life, my career has taken turns as I try to do the next best thing in front of me. Currently, I’m a corporate transactional attorney in the specialty pharmacy space. In my outside-of-work life, I have two teenage daughters who are ridiculously incredible and interesting humans—I’m thrilled that I get to have a front row seat in their lives. My husband, Rob, and I have been married for 22 years and we make our home in St. Louis, Missouri. I was raised in the evangelical church, but would call myself a “deconstructing Christian” if I had to call myself something. I believe in God, love the heck out of Jesus and do my best to live my life by His example, but cannot for the life of me figure out what to do with the organized church. In my muchness, I insist on squeezing everything out of every minute I get on this earth, and particularly love laughing, making others laugh, traveling, baking, cooking, eating, drinking, throwing awesome parties, walking, listening to music (which includes pretending my singing voice and dance moves are better than they are), completing projects, watching TV and movies, gardening (poorly), connecting with folks, teaching others new things, learning new things, getting alone time, and riding roller coasters. For PDF that Beth describes in episode, please contact Beth directly. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 123 - Sophia Urista. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Sophia Urista. Sophia's bio: Sophia Urista is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Known for her blues rock solo performances and as lead singer of NYC rock bands "Rebel and the Titan", and "The VeeVees", Sophia has been dubbed the most promising artist in rock n roll music. She's made her mark in New York as MC at Duane Park, The Box, and Sleep No More and stunned audiences at Brooklyn's Afropunk Music Festival, Irving Plaza, and beyond. She appeared on The Voice (U.S. season 11) on NBC Television where she was chosen by Miley Cyrus and competed for several episodes until the elimination round. She has performed on numerous recordings including John Wick: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the seasonal anthology from her appearance on The Voice and as a featured artists, as she did with Scott Tixier. Website: http://www.sophiaurista.com iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sophia-urista/923473523 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ZOIPu5gy4F5VFvJrRfvVP Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sophiaurista Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophiaurista/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiaurista/?hl=en Brass Against: https://brassagainst.com Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
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