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DEEKAST is a conversational podcast hosted by Niagara music producer, DJ, designer & gaming enthusiast Derek Veenhof (@deekatello). A millennial counterculture movement discussing anything & everything: gaming, music, pop culture, history, politics, science, religion & philosophy and the nexuses where these worlds collide. Produced by Shapestate Studios. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deekast/support
 
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Dr. Channa S. Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Tuskegee University (USA) where he has served on faculty since 1989, is professor of crop genetics, biotechnology. Dr. Prakash’s research expertise is on genetic improvement research on food crops of importance to developing countries. His lab was among the first to develop tr…
 
@Juan_Public is a man, from LA, who is interested in finances, the economy, politics, and current events. He has an interesting twitter feed and frequently interacts within the FINANCIAL TWITTER world. He has covered the Chinese Floods through the summer and really seems to have his finger on the pulse. We talk about the US elections, the China Flo…
 
Abhijit Chanda is a skeptic blogger, podcaster and YouTuber based in India. He hosts the Rationable Podcast and the YouTube channel Rationable. We discussed Covid19 in India, The 2013 murder of Indian skeptic and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. Godmen and faith healers in India such as Sathya Sai Baba and Ram Bahadur Bomjon (The Buddha Boy of Nepal…
 
Joel from Newbie Comics & Collectibles joins me to discuss the rise of his new YouTube channel, all things comics, flipping stuff, and what's in store next for his channel. If you are into flipping, collecting, comics, or thinking of starting your own YouTube channel this one's for you. Subscribe to his YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/chan…
 
My buddy, Niagara Recording artist 'Ezza' of the Choom Gang had me as a guest on his podcast 'Ezza Trips Balls'. We recorded this Wednesday afternoon so some of our discussion might be a bit behind the times as time moves at x10000 speed now. We discussed the C-virus for a good while and I offered some hopeful words of encouragement during these da…
 
Welcome to The Fitz! In this episode I had Caleb and Suzanne over to the studio from The Fitzgerald Neighbours, a neighbourhood association that operates in mid-town St. Catharines. We spoke about community development, getting to know your neighbours, parks initiatives, community projects, homelessness, addiction, safe consumption sites and discar…
 
Today Nick and I spoke about a bad customer service experience I had at McDonalds, and what McDonalds has really done to their burgers to make them 'BETTER'. Also we speak on Kevin O'Leary's boat crash, the local Homestead Donuts break-in, Trump pardoning aides who break the law to build the wall, whether Trump is a useful idiot or Russian agent, w…
 
Sean & Karl joined me in studio to discuss their podcast turned broadcast 'One Dish One Mic', indigenous issues in Canada, racism and anti-racism, the upcoming elections, and some current events. You can find these two thoughtful gentleman on their website/twitter below, or tune in to 610 CKTB Niagara every Sunday at noon to hear them broadcast liv…
 
In this episode I interviewed my friend Kyle Whittaker who is an audio engineer and owner of Strange Pumpkin Mixes. We spoke about all things recording, mixing, and mastering. Kyle focusses mainly on mixing Hip-Hop these days so for any music heads, this one is for you. Warning: A lot of plugins are mentioned. https://www.strangepumpkin.com -- Offi…
 
Lalo Dagach is the Palestinian Chilean. He hosts the Lalo Podcast and has appeared on The Rubin Report. His tweets are commentary on international politics, culture and religion. He was born in LA, lives in Chile and has Palestinian heritage. He's lived in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and has studied Film and International Politics. We covered Palestini…
 
David W. Mathisen is an author and researcher of ancient myths, and their connection to the movements of celestial bodies often depicted through art and story. In particular we focus on myths of Zeus, Krishna, Thor, Maui, Apollo, Heracles, Michael the Archangel, among others. This one is very visual so you may want to check out the YouTube version.…
 
Pete Voynovich, Greg Smith, and Colin Nun are all professors of Graphic Design at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. All previous guests of the show, they came back to the Deekast studio to chat about design, teaching, bike trails, germans, and Colin's apparent put-offishness. Please like the video, leave a comment or Subscribe to the YouTube, or…
 
Terry McDermott is a journalist who served as a national correspondent with the Los Angeles Times and is author of Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It, an investigative non-fiction book profiling the hijackers of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as the Al-Qaeda leaders who planned and orchestrated th…
 
I am joined this week by Andres from the Omnic Lab podcast. An overwatch strategy podcast available everywhere. We discussed Overwatch as a game, why it is such a phenomenon world wide, e-sports and the Overwatch League, and speculated about South Korea and why so many great pro Overwatch players are South Korean. We also discussed the 'meta' and h…
 
Dr. Shawn Baker is host of the Human Performance Outliers podcast. Shawn is an orthopedic surgeon and served in the US Air Force as Chief Of Orthopedic Trauma performing over 600 surgeries at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. He is a weight lifting world record holder, and carnivore diet advocate. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deekast/sup…
 
Ezza (@Ezza905) is a local Niagara recording artist and creative director of @choomganghome. In this episode we get into some economic theories, the concept of Safe Injection Sites in Niagara and abroad, modern day political views of the Canadian millennial, recent pop culture news stories such as Jussie Smollett, the Gucci boycott, YNW Melly's Mur…
 
Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2010 he helped lead the project to sequence the strawberry genome, and continues to research photomorphogenesis in plants and compounds responsible for flavor in strawberries. He is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical I…
 
Colin Nun is an award-winning designer located in the Niagara Region. He studied at NSCAD University in Halifax NS, before graduating from Toronto’s OCAD University – earning his BDes in 2009. Colin specializes in graphic design and signage and has been helping small businesses build successful brands in the Niagara area for over 14 years.--- Suppo…
 
DEEKAST #47Marko Dieckmann is a game developer in Berlin, founder of Ion Lands which has newly released 'Phoning Home' on Steam. He was previously the founder of Duplex Systems which created the epic sandbox MMORPG 'Face of Mankind' circa 2005. Christian 'NoFL' Oesch based in Switzerland was the lead artist on the game developing many of the maps a…
 
DEEKAST #44Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2010 he helped lead the project to sequence the strawberry genome, and continues to research photomorphogenesis in plants and compounds responsible for flavor in strawberries. Dr. Folta hosts the Talking Biotech …
 
DEEKAST #43David Robert Grimes is a physicist and cancer researcher at the University of Oxford. He also writes for The Irish Times and The Guardian. In 2014, he was a joint winner of the John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. In 2016 he wrote a paper showing how unlikely conspiracy theories are to be true based on the amount of people invo…
 
DEEKAST #42Rob Burke is Co-founder of Something Something Productions, a theatre company based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He is Youth Program Director at Playhouse Theatre Group. Rob, myself and my co-host Mike Soltys sat down to talk theatre, niagara, highschool memories and more. Visit www.somethingsomethingproductions.ca.--- Support this podcast: h…
 
DEEKAST #38In this special mid-week episode, I share some DEEKAST stats, review a recent Hip-Hop show in St. Catharines, and Nick Carr and I discuss Sean Spicer's comments today about Hitler, as well as the general Syria picture. Nick Carr says the Trump administration is George Bush term 5. Is he right? Has the deep serpentine state gotten to Trum…
 
DEEKAST #35St. Catharines Collegiate and Sir Winston Churchill high school students will tell you Bill Huizer is a legend of a teacher. He is also referred to as Mr. Huizer Jr. out of respect for and so not to be confused with Mr. Huizer Sr. Mr. Huizer Jr taught me english in gr 11 and 12. He also teaches math. I asked him about the goods and bads …
 
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