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Well this is it, after 3 1/2 years, about 70 episodes, hundreds of thousands of words researched and written, it's time to wrap up the Assorted Goods Podcast. Joining Dan to look back on the podcast is fellow podcaster and producer Jeff Feightner, who has heard Dan waffle over the decision to move on, or keep going about 50 times. Thank you to the guests who have stopped by and of course, to the listeners who have supported the show and gave it life over these years. But never fear, there are new projects on the horizon. Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
Back at the start of Covid, I had teacher, football coach, and a good friend of mine Carlo Trentadue on the podcast to talk about the challenges of teaching at a time like this. Now, 2 years later and as we return to a "new normal", Carlo has come back to talk more about digital literacy, having a keen eye for quality information, navigating 'social norms' online, and so much more. Of course there's a little football talk too. Read some of Carlo's writings and musings on his website carlotrentadue.com Show Notes: Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
Scientific studies have revealed that microplastics aren't just in our oceans and trash dumps, they're in our food and hanging around the inside of our bodies. Figuring out how we got to live on a planet overrun with plastic and why after half a century of knowing we'd get here, the forecast for the future? More plastic! Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/plastic-world-microplastics-and-the-big-oil-problem-april-18th-2022 Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/x8w7obe9micp9kmj0mqdy8zejl6oz6 Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
Our history textbooks and classes have never told us the full story of our own history, and when it comes to the stories of Black America, those stories are often never told at all. This episode I'm joined by Michael Motley of the OneMic Black History Podcast, as we get into what it's like to tell the stories of history that people either haven't heard, or don't want to. We also talk about how to navigate the minefield of the politicization of teaching about racial history, and of course, there's a little podcasting talk as well. Enjoy! Visit OneMicHistory.com for more information, and subscribe on your podcast app of choice here: https://pod.link/1523553991 Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/telling-the-full-story-with-michael-motley-of-onemic-history Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
When a war breaks out, a government has to build and deploy its lies as much as its military. As Russia carries out a violent campaign of terror in Ukraine, we're taking a look at the narrative web of lies that President Vladimir Putin has spun, and how his tactics are part of a long pattern of leaders misleading their own people, and the world as a whole. Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/lies-and-the-lying-liars-who-start-wars-with-them-sources-list Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/lies-and-the-lying-liars-who-start-wars-with-them Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
Coke vs Pepsi, Marvel vs DC, Republicans vs Democrats, Anything vs Damn-Near Anything. No matter where we go, every issue, big or small, gets boiled down to one side against another side. "Us vs Them". This episode of Assorted Goods, we're taking a look at how "Binary Thinking" is part of who we are as people, and how it gets easily exploited. Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/us-vs-them-how-binary-thinking-is-being-exploited-february-28th-2022 Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/us-vs-them-how-binary-thinking-is-being-exploited Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
Something else may be brewing at your local Starbucks, and it's not overpriced coffee with complicated names. A union movement is spreading across Starbucks locations, and it may be a sign of the times ahead. A big company vs its own workers, a classic matchup. Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/starbucks-venti-unionization-movement-february-15th-2022 Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/starbucks-venti-unionization-movement Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs have boomed in the past year, becoming a iconic piece of internet culture, a lucrative economic force, and yet another advancement in technology that people are simply confused by. But are NFTs just going through the 'growing pains' of being a new technology? Or are they as suspicious as they seem to be? Getting to know NFTs from the beginning, and what they really are at their core. Right click, and save as this episode as we dive into the tech world's new gold-rush. Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/the-non-fungible-podcast-episode-sources-list Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/the-non-fungible-podcast-episode Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca Music Produced by: David Felton
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...  a government drone spying on you? 5 years ago Peter McIndoe thought up a conspiracy theory on a whim, and now, the Birds Aren't Real movement has hundreds of thousands of social media followers, branches in multiple cities, and a presence that is still confusing the major news networks. But how does a satirical conspiracy theory fit into the modern age of disinformation? Are there risks? Is the idea of "fighting lunacy, with lunacy" a breakthrough? Source List:  https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/birds-arent-real-but-disinformation-is-january-18th-2022Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/birds-arent-real-but-disinformation-isFollow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddanThoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.caMusic Produced by: David Felton
Lawyer Bruce Siegal joins the podcast to discuss how college sports have been shaken up by the change in rules surrounding athlete's rights to make money off of their own name, image, and likeness. How did the shift happen so quickly? What does it mean for athletes? And what might the future hold?
Revisiting a classic episode of the podcast from December 2019 (what a different world it was back then!). It's a Christmas edition of Assorted Goods, looking at Christmas related stories, including the shortage of Christmas trees, and our tradition of spending ourselves into serious debt. Also, a look at how Christmas has evolved since its Pagan roots, and telling the tale of when holiday traditions put a World War on pause. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from Assorted Goods! Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/an-assorted-goods-christmas-source-list
The Gift Card Boom

The Gift Card Boom

2021-12-1341:09

In the past two-decades, Gift Cards have become the most popular gift-giving idea on the planet, booming into a nine-figure market that is set to grow to over a trillion dollars a year in the next decade. In the spirit of our favourite holiday gift idea, we're diving into gift cards. Where did they come from, why do we love them so much, and is there a dark side to them?*The podcast is redeemable at any set of ears for as long as it is up on the internet!Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/the-gift-card-boom-dec-1321-source-listShow Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/the-gift-card-boom-show-notesFollow Assorted Goods on Twitter and Instagram @DisinformedDanEmail the Pod: Dan@Disinformed.caVisit the Website: Disinformed.ca/assortedgoodsMusic Produced by David Felton
Almost a decade ago, the National Football League pushed through a scandal involving the effects of the sport of the brains of its athletes. After years of denials and obstruction, the NFL settled a lawsuit in 2013 to provide healthcare benefits to its former players to treat their cognitive issues. The problem? It turns out the league actively used racist medical ideologies to make it harder for Black former players to receive their fair share of the settlement. And once again, the league scrambles to deny, cover up, and move on from this story.Source List:  https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/nov-2921-sources-listShow Notes:  https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/nov-29-2021-show-notesFollow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddanMusic Produced by: David Felton
Exploring the world of independent podcasts and harnessing your creativity with Jon Williams and Ben Robinson from the Geeksploration Podcast. A pair of talented and interesting people who have also turned their comic book ideas into a reality with their 'Space Oddities' comic book series, currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to fund and launch volume 2 of the series.Good talks with good people, that's what it's all about. Support the Kickstarter for 'Space Oddities' here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beefypress/space-oddities-2?ref=9u1wnhVisit the Geeksploration Website: https://www.geeksplorationpodcast.com/Follow Assorted Goods on Twitter and Instagram: @DisinformedDanShow Notes :  https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/nov-2221-show-notesMusic Produced for this Episode by: David Felton
Facebook changed its name to 'Meta', and then placed a bet on their future, and really, the future of the digital spaces that are a central part of our world now. So is this just a classic attempt to re-brand away from a bad reputation? And what is "The Metaverse" that the company is investing heavily into?Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddanShow Notes :  https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/nov15shownotesSource List :  https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/nov15sourcesMusic Produced for this Episode by: David Felton
Quitting Time

Quitting Time

2021-11-0839:08

Re-launching the pod and diving into a couple of topics that are central to every day of our lives. The Great Resignation is on, but why are so many people quitting jobs? And, a lot of money has changed hands over the past 20 months, but who's been making the most gains? Things are shaking up, its the same old story. Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddanShow Notes : https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/nov8shownotes Source List : https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/nov8sources Music Produced for this Episode by: David Felton
Assorted Goods Trailer

Assorted Goods Trailer

2021-11-0600:45

The Assorted Goods Podcast is a curious look at what's happening in the world. Every episode is a dive into a topic or news story, where we aim to slow down the never-ending stream of information to get a better understanding. It's a more casual perspective on life on earth. Stop by, have a listen, and enjoy. 
Just checkin' in with ya. Giving you the update on the past, present, and future of the show. A bookmark from the old to the new. See you all soon! :D -------- disinformed.ca dan@disinformed.ca Twit/Insta: @DisinformedDan
Episode Originally Published June 7th 2021. There's a lot to know about the human brain, but what do we know about the inner-workings of gifted and Twice-Exceptional (2E) individuals?My guest this episode is Dr. Nicole Tetreault, as we discuss her book 'Insight Into A Bright Mind', as well as an assortment of topics including; anxiety, imposter syndrome, meditation, why we focus on the negative over the positive, and of course, how we can learn to work with and understand people with unique patterns of thought. A jam-packed episode and a great conversation. Enjoy!Follow us on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Email the show too: dan@disinformed.caAnd check out the website for show notes, the sources used for these episodes, and more!
Episode Originally Published March 8th 2021. So many of us absolutely love to sleep, to catch some Z's as much as we can. But what do we know about why we spend a third of out lives out cold? What's really going on inside our bodies and brains while we're off in dreamland?Figuring out the secrets of our nightly rest, in this episode of Assorted Goods.Follow us on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan Email the show too: dan@disinformed.caAnd check out the website for show notes, the sources used for these episodes, and more!
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