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The Human Species is evolving. We are heading for an entirely new paradigm. The internet is our collective mind manifested into the world. New (well, actually quite old) ideas like the Law of Attraction, Reincarnation, and Spiritual Awakening are emerging. Meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, and more plan to entirely shift our existence. We MUST talk about the ramifications. That's what this show is all about! Let's Explore -Paul Tokgozoglu
 
Each week, Alice Bradley and Jordan Calhoun of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
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Current Dayton WBB Assistant Coach Calamity McEntire chats with us about a variety of topics - including knowing your role as an assistant coach, having a strategic plan for your next coaching job, and what she enjoys off the floor. Coach McEntire highlights her early days of coaching as a student manager at Tennessee under Pat Summitt. She explain…
 
Anne Helen Petersen discusses Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation (HMH, Sep. 22), “A well-researched and -rendered analysis of why so many millennials feel overwhelmed despite their best efforts” (starred review). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Daniel Pinkwater and Aar…
 
This week we’re talking about side hustles: those projects you pursue after work—at night or on weekends—to supplement your income or fulfill a passion. Our guests include Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, and journalist Catherine Baab-Muguira, who wrote a revealing story in Quartz about millennials and side h…
 
Vanessa Veselka discusses The Great Offshore Grounds (Knopf, Aug. 26), an exquisite, freewheeling character-driven novel that ponders the possibility of reinvention, the meaning of family, and the American Dream. Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, Ben Macintyre, and Sigrid…
 
This week we're learning how to survive all sorts of disasters—from hurricanes to earthquakes to war zones and beyond with crisis reporter Judith Matloff. Listen to hear her best tips for surviving a wide range of scary situations, as well as how to prepare yourself for the unexpected both physically and psychologically. Judith's latest book is cal…
 
Award-winning author Claudia Rankine joins editor-in-chief Tom Beer to discuss Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf Press, Sept. 8), a paradigm-shifting cross-disciplinary collection of essays, poems, and images that contend with the perceptual and experiential divide between Black and White Americans. And in a sponsored interview, host Mega…
 
This week we're learning how to nail perfect timing with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink. Hear Daniel explain why certain hours of the day are more productive than others, how we can battle the mid-afternoon slump, and why certain dates are more effective for starting a new routine than others. Daniel's most recent book is When: The S…
 
With September being Suicide Awareness Month, we are joined by LSU Athletics Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Mental Health Bruce Buggs, II. Bruce shares his experiences with the LSU Athletic Department and how he has helped student-athletes cope with loss, especially with LSU Men's Basketball after the tragic death and loss of Wayde Sims in S…
 
In Part II of our Kentucky Derby Series we are joined by Churchill Downs Track Announcer Travis Stone as he prepares for the Run for the Roses - The 146th Kentucky Derby! Travis reflects on his early days at the track as he grew up just an hour north of Saratoga, New York. He grew up idolizing legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, which fueled his …
 
In Part I of our 2020 Kentucky Derby Series: Preparing for the 146th Running for the Roses, the Voice of the Triple Crown for NBC Sports joins us to chat about the COVID-delayed Kentucky Derby on September 5th at Churchill Downs. He also highlights about the events leading up to American Pharoah's 2015 Triple Crown victory as well as Justify's Trip…
 
We could all get better at conversing with our fellow humans. It’s just so easy these days to hide behind our screens, and when we’re finally face to face with actual people, we’re often talking too much and not listening enough. How can we make the most of those one-on-one, face-to-face, in-real-life moments? We’ll hear from journalist Celeste Hea…
 
Fox Sports NHRA Pit Reporter Amanda Busick chats with us about the landscape of reporting in NHRA. Amanda gives us the rundown of her start in broadcasting, as well as what it's like to be in the pits for the NHRA series and how she got behind the wheel from the start so she fully understood motorsports as a whole. Amanda leaves no doubts as to why…
 
Debut YA novelist Jordan Ifueko joins us to discuss Raybearer (Amulet Books, Aug. 18), “A fresh, phenomenal fantasy that begs readers to revel in its brilliant world” (Kirkus, starred review). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Veronica Chambers, Raquel Vasquez-Gilliland, Ilan Stavans, and Marg…
 
This week we're learning how to fight the burnout we might not even realize we're suffering from with help from journalist Anne Helen Petersen. Tune in to hear Anne's advice on how to recognize your own burnout, how to make space in your day for a breather, and how we as a society can start to change this culture of hyper-productivity. Anne's lates…
 
Longtime Voice of the Ball State Cardinals MBB Team and Current FoxSports Announcer/Reporter Vince Welch visits with Drew, Petey & SteveO prior to the running of the delayed 2020 Indianapolis 500. Vince talks about his early days in broadcasting as radio voice of the Richmond (IN) High School Red Devils, to his days at Ball State, to his days at WI…
 
Brazilian American novelist Gabriella Burnham joins us to discuss It Is Wood, It Is Stone (One World, July 28), “A transporting debut that deftly probes the complex nature of relationships between women” (Kirkus). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week, including books by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, M.T. Anderson and J…
 
This week we're learning how to be a better reader with help from librarian and podcaster Margaret H. Willison. Listen to hear Margaret break down how we should re-think our definitions of "good" or "well-read" readers, and the tactics we can use to improve our reading game. After our conversation with Margaret, we get tips from librarian and autho…
 
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