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Best Travis DeRose podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
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Updated July 2020
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Brendan and Claudio have found some Capuchin monkeys that are actually using stones as tools! Tune in to learn why this is so important, how rare this is, what this discovery means! Check out this video to see some of Brendan and Claudios footage of capuchin monkeys actually using stone tools: https://youtu.be/8navgU8-tw0 Here are some links to add…
 
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the different types of saunas and the health claims. Eero from the Sauna Society is here to set the record straight. The Sauna Society demonstrates and promotes the traditional nordic sauna experience. Tune in to learn the 3 steps of a authentic sauna experience, how to pronounce sauna, wet vs. dry saunas,…
 
Four-time Academy Award winner Richard Edlund is our guest on this episode! Richard was one of the first to join the groundbreaking visual effects team for Star Wars! He then moved on to supervise visual effects for the next two episodes of Star Wars, as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Poltergeist. Learn more about Richard at http://www.richard…
 
Remember hearing how 3D printing would revolutionize our lives? Just push a button and your new product would be printed right in front of you. You could even customize it however you’d like or make your creations easily! But that hasn’t really happened. Join me in this episode with Jaime Bonnin Roca as he shares if and when we’ll get 3D printing l…
 
Charles Phoenix is a mid-century pop culture expert, humorist and author celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style. He is known for his spirited live performances, colorful coffee table books, “field trip” tours, and madcap videos. The Los Angeles Times says, “Call him the King of Retro.” Join Charles and I in this fun episode as we d…
 
An ex-Navy bomb disposal frogman, Stephen Arrington fell from the ranks of heroes when he made a marijuana mistake, which led to his becoming a co-defendant in the John DeLorean Drug Case, AKA “The Drug Trial of the Century. After prison he achieved his childhood dream as chief diver/expedition leader for Captain Jacques Cousteau. Arrington is a ta…
 
Even if you’re not into wine, you’re gonna love this story about the most notorious con in wine history! Rudy Kurniawan, a young, virtually unknown twenty something from Indonesia, rose to become the leading purveyor of fine wines in a span of only six years. During that time, he sold tens of millions of dollars worth of wine to the American elite.…
 
If you’re not from California, you may not know about the statewide treasure who is Huell Howser! For 22 years, Huell Howser shared California's history, cultural diversity, natural wonders, and amazing denizens through his travel tv shows, "California's Gold" and “Visiting.” Born in Tennessee with a prominent southern accent, Huell was an unlikely…
 
You’ve seen the DeLorean car in Back to the Future and may even remember when it was released in 1981. But, as you’ll find out in this episode, production of the car only lasted until 1983! Tune in to hear the incredible story of John DeLorean, the ups and downs of the DeLorean Motor Company, and the truth about the cocaine bust that bankrupted DMC…
 
It’s a bit of a misnomer to say that Stonehenge is a mystery. We actually know a lot about the structure, the people who built it, and why they built it. Tune in to learn all about Stonehenge! To learn more about Stonehenge, visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk Connect with Curiosityness... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curiositynesspod…
 
You know those crazy holiday light displays that are animated, synced to music, and use an enormous amount of lights? Well my guest today, Darren Vader, creates those! Tune in to get a behind the scenes look at just how these Christmas light shows are created! For more info, find Darren at https://www.extremelightscapes.com Or grab some supplies fo…
 
If we plan to colonize Mars, the food we eat there is going to be a big deal! In this episode I’m joined by Heidi Neilson & Douglas Paulson who have created a Mars supper club and a Mars test kitchen! Join us to learn what the first food on Mars will be like, what we can start to grow there, how our relationship to food may change, and if we’re goi…
 
Does a Bigfoot species exist? Daniel Perez says yes! But for the scientific community and the public in general, a body needs to be found for hard proof. Daniel has been writing about Bigfoot since 1979 and has published the Bigfoot Times for over 20 years! To learn more about and subscribe to the Bigfoot Times, visit http://www.bigfoottimes.net An…
 
Las Vegas has gone through some phases. It started out as the Wild West, with saloon doors and wagon wheels. Then it decked itself out in midcentury modern sleekness, and moved on to twenty-story high neon signs. Then came Disney-like theme parks featuring castles and pirates, followed by replicas of Venetian canals, New York skyscrapers, and the E…
 
Even as a child of the 90’s in LA, I had never known that Los Angeles was once the bank robbery capital of the world. In 1992, there was a heist every 45 minutes! The main reason for that, among others, is freeways! We’re talking about guys who would rob multiple banks in one day and one particular bandit got in 64 robberies before being caught. Jo…
 
Anyone who’s ever golfed has inevitably heard that the game is 80% mental. Yet, most of us spend 100% of our time on swing technique and nothing on the right mindset! Even if you’re not a golfer, I think you’ll find this episode with Jon Stabler to be incredibly fascinating! They have identified 8 key personality traits that consistent golf champio…
 
In this episode I’m joined by my buddy Kevin and we discuss the book, The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe by Michio Kaku We talk about developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. We talk about elevators to space, wormholes, laser porting, a…
 
Randy’s Donuts has been an LA icon for nearly 60 years! You know it, it’s the building with the giant doughnut on top featured in countless movies, music videos, and television, such as Arrested Development, Crocodile Dundee, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication” music video. But when I noticed them opening up more locations, I instincti…
 
Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with beings whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And will they allow us to? In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail―human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained…
 
I’ve always wanted to try mountain biking but felt a bit intimidated with choosing the right equipment, finding the right trails for a beginner, and how to stay safe and not kill myself. Luckily I got Jeff Barber, co-founder of Singletracks.com and the Singletracks podcast, to give me the low down on everything I need to know to get started! So if …
 
Electric guitars have been around since the 1930’s but had some serious drawbacks including their inability to get very loud. Both Leo Fender and Les Paul strived to achieve louder sounds which paved the way for new music styles including rock ’n’ roll. Leo Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman motivated by his curiosity and r…
 
John Oller, a former Wall Street lawyer, tells the story of a new type of “White Shoe” lawyer. These lawyers were architects of the monopolistic new corporations so despised by many, and acted as guardians who helped the kings of industry fend off government overreaching. Yet they also quietly steered their robber baron clients away from a “public …
 
In Episode 051, I interviewed a hunter and asked him if it’s ethical to hunt. So I thought it’d only be fair if I asked the same question of someone who is against sport hunting. Anne Muller of The Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting (CASH) was kind enough to come on the show and share some of her thoughts and perspective on the ethics of hunting. A…
 
Growing up in the LA area, I’ve always been curious about the transportation scene here. Why are we so reliant on cars to get around and why don’t we have a great subway system like New York? To find out I spoke to Charles Hobbs, the author of Hidden History of Transportation in Los Angeles. Connect with Curiosityness... Instagram: https://www.inst…
 
The folks who worked at mission control are often clouded behind the astronauts they worked with. But the reality is that none of NASA’s storied accomplishments would have been possible without these people. Join Rick Houston and I in this episode as he shares exactly what it was like to be in mission control! Rick served as an associate producer a…
 
David got to experience the Apollo 11 launch in person at NASA! In this episode he transports us back to that day and shares exactly what it looked, felt, and smelt like! David was one of the only teenagers who managed to get NASA press credentials for the Apollo 11 mission. Those credentials gave him exclusive access to some incredible places and …
 
Remember the character Clint Howard (Ron Howard’s brother) played in the Apollo 13 movie with Tom Hanks? Well he was portraying my guest today, Sy Liebergot! Sy was the lead EECOM flight controller for Apollo missions 12–15 actually working in mission control! He was critical in the safe return of the Apollo 13 crew. Sy actually made the call to no…
 
Don is the guy who programed the moon landing phase in the Lunar Module's onboard computer 50 years ago for NASA’s Apollo Missions! It was such a treat to chat with Don and hear his stories and perspective on the Apollo missions! Don Eyles worked with astronauts and NASA flight controllers to improve the software in response to the operational goal…
 
What does artificial intelligence mean for education? Will A.I. replace teachers? What’s a student’s educational journey look like with more A.I. in the classroom? Ryan M. Cameron is a higher education administrator and artificial intelligence scholar. Give this episode a listen to learn about the A.I. developments happening right now in classrooms…
 
How did the internet as we know it come to be? Brian McCullough documents and shares loads of information about The Internet Era from Netscape, 1995, to the present day. In this episode, we cover the explosion of Netscape, Microsoft's take over, search engines, the Dotcom bubble, and even the future of tech and the internet. This is a fascinating e…
 
Sleepbox is bringing the privacy of hotels matched with the affordability of hostels for a seriously awesome idea! Sleepbox is a smart, micro-hotel pod that consists of a bed, desk, and WiFi. They’re already available in airports by the hour and soon there’ll be entire Sleepbox hotels. Tune in to hear an awesome story about how the company got star…
 
Benji’s not a coffee snob. He just enjoys a good cup of coffee and helps folks like you learn how to make their best coffee! The first thing you’ll learn is that everyone’s best coffee is different. It’s a balance of time, effort, and money. We can’t all invest 2 hours and $30 into one cup of coffee. But Benji will show you how to get to the good s…
 
Have you ever noticed how sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Apparently it’s because they make their own glue and cement which is incredibly effective! Jonathan Wilker and his team at the Wilker Lab are studying how nature makes these materials and is translating that information into …
 
Sisu sorta means courage, determination, and integrity but it’s basically impossible to translate perfectly into English. In this episode Joanna Nylund shares some of the characteristics and behaviors of Finnish people. I hope you, like myself, find yourself wanting to develop and mimic these ideals in your own life. Plus, I’m like 90-something per…
 
I’ve always been interested in hunting but was hesitant to try it because of two reasons. First off, I was never sure if it was ethical and didn’t know if I could actually kill a living thing. Secondly, I never even knew how to get started and where to try it out myself. So I got a hunter, Jayson Sacco, on the show to talk about these things and sh…
 
People are using shipping containers to build their houses! I’m joined by Aaron Burch of Discover Containers to learn all about this new trend. What are the pros and cons of construction with shipping containers? Why use a shipping container? Is it cheaper than a traditional house? What about insulation, flooring, etc? We get down to the bottom of …
 
I got to chat with two of the utmost presidential pet experts and historians! Andrew and Bill document and share every presidential pet ranging from George Washington to today. Tune in to hear about the strange and unusual pets that have roamed the halls of the White House! Everything from Andrew Jackson’s swearing parrot, Calvin Coolidge’s raccoon…
 
We’re talking about the history, downfall, and complete restoration of the actual, screen-used, A-car DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future! I’m joined by Joe Walser, head of the restoration, and Steve Concotelli, director of the Outatime documentary about the restoration. After filming of the Back to the Future trilogy was completed, the D…
 
The story of the quest for the ultimate weapon: lasers and death rays! From the time ancient Greek scientist Archimedes set Roman ships on fire by focusing sunlight on them to the new generation of prototype high-energy lasers being tested by military agencies around the world. Jeff Hecht shares who invented the laser, how lasers work, rocket-engin…
 
Joe was the designer, architect, and interior designer for nearly every Carnival cruise ship! Listen in as Joe shares how modern cruise ship design began, what it’s like to design an entire ship from a blank page, massive projects that never came to be, and the future of cruise ship design! Joe’s book, Design on the High Seas: Cruise Liners, is ava…
 
In 1979, Ted Benna was working for a small benefits consulting firm in suburban Philadelphia when he was reviewing the Section 401(k) of the IRS Code. His fresh perspective and creativity is what led to the 401(k) savings plan revolution. Tune in to get the full story, hear why Ted would "blow up the existing structure and start over,” and get some…
 
Have you ever wondered how our modern calendar came to be? How about the possibility of a rogue asteroid or a doomsday comet that threatens life on earth? Join Duncan and myself as we discuss the earliest attempts at a calendar, inaccuracies with our current calendar, and even the potential for a doomsday impact and how we can prevent it! Find Dunc…
 
Charles Hall invented the waterbed as a solution to a better nights sleep. However the story quickly turned into one of sex beds, cheap knockoffs, patent infringement, and the rise and fall of a $2 billion industry! Plus, Charles is back with a new and improved waterbed called Afloat: https://afloatsleep.com/ Connect with Curiosityness... Instagram…
 
It’s something we rarely think about but why do we dress girls in pink and boys in blue? Is it ok for boys to play with unicorns or for girls to like dinosaurs? To uncover the answers, dress historian Jo Paoletti looked at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising …
 
In this episode I’m joined by my buddy Scott and we discuss the book, When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton. This book is a fun exploration of some weird and unbelievable historical events. We talk about the cook aboard the Titanic, who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas…
 
Christina Binkley is an award-winning journalist who writes and chats about the business of culture. At The Wall Street Journal for 23 years, she covered fashion, gambling, and more. That eventually led her to write the New York Times bestseller Winner Takes All: How Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Wonand Lostthe High Stakes Gamble to Own Las Vegas Join Ch…
 
In this episode I’m joined by Alison who is the creator of WaltDatedWorld.com. She documents and preserves all of the great stuff that is no longer at Disney World. And in this episode we particularly dive into EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World! Visit Alison at https://waltdatedworld.com Find Walt Dated World on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c…
 
In this episode I’m joined by third-year law students at the University of Iowa, Ryan Shellady and Luke Cole. They are also the hosts of the See id. podcast which dives into interesting and important legal topics. Check out this episode as we explore historic cases, hot legal topics, and find out how the law relates to me and you. Find the See id. …
 
Matt and Joanna created the Living Vehicle to address the needs of folks wanting to live in a mobile space full-time. Unsatisfied with the quality and design of current RVs on the market, they used their experience traveling full-time in mobile spaces while running a custom mobile design firm to create the LV. I’ve been a huge fan of the Living Veh…
 
Denny has the most incredible stories about meeting the most infamous mobsters from the mid-1900s! From meeting the real Hank Hill from the movie Casino to developing a friendship with Frank Cullotta. Find all of Dennis’ book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Dennis-N.-Griffin/e/B002BM1HDO And check out his website at https://www.dennisngriffin.b…
 
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