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Simply stated, religion matters. Religion matters not only for personal reasons, but also for social, economic, political, and military purposes. Unfortunately, studies suggest that religious knowledge and cultural literacy for any religious tradition is either in decline or is non-existent in the United States, despite being one of the most religiously diverse nation on earth. Today, religion is implicated in nearly every major national and international issue. The public arena is awash in ...
 
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Author, speaker and thought leader Brian Basilico share about networking from the perspective of bacon, toilet paper and behavior science. Learn more about Brian at https://linktr.ee/BaconGuy For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.…
 
As billionaires jet off to space should we abolish them here on earth? In this week's debate professor Linsey McGoey of Essex University and Ryan Bourne of the Cato Institute go head to head on whether society should tolerate the existence of billionaires. The debate was chaired by Economics editor at BBC Newsnight Ben Chu. For the Intelligence Squ…
 
Professional speaker, best-selling author and LinkedIn coach, Ron Sukenick shares insights on upping your networking game. Find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronsukenick/ For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.…
 
Julie Brown, author, networking coach and business development strategist, shares insight on how to networking at a conference - before, during and after. Learn more about her at https://juliebrownbd.com/ For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at franka…
 
"My goal was never to just create a company. I wanted to build something that actually makes a really big change in the world.” – Mark Zuckerberg How did it all go wrong for Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook? How did a company that said it wanted to bring people together become one of the most potent tools for polarisation in the wor…
 
Here’s my chat with Brian McClachlan about Complete The Quest – The Poisonous Library. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube. Brian is part writer, part artist, but all cartoonist. He’s the author of the ILA-award winning book Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets To Creating Your Own Com…
 
For this week's episode of The Sunday Debate, we revisit our debate "Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism" from 2019. Is there a country in the world that attracts so much criticism as Israel? Studies consistently show Israel to be one of the most disliked nations in the world (along with Iran and North Korea). But how much of this is to do with genuine c…
 
This is 10 years since the first podcast mix I made. Happy ten year Anniversary to Cosmic Lion Radio!!! It was at 8:08pm that night in 2011 that made the 8:08 Mix intent for a podcast, I just didn't know how to make a podcast yet. Here is that mix: https://www.mediafire.com/file/yay72ac5n38gswa/808_Mix_by_Cosmic_Lion.zip/file 10 years later and her…
 
To some, the very word ‘migration’ generates fear, suspicion and even hatred. But according to Felix Marquardt, author of the acclaimed The New Nomads, we need to look afresh at our notions of the mass movement of people around the world. Far from being abnormal, he claims, the act of going in search of a better life is at the core of human experie…
 
Here’s my chat with Ryan North about The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher – A Johnny Constantine graphic novel. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube. Ryan is the New York Times-bestselling and Eisner-winning writer whose recent work includes the non-fiction How To Invent Everything: …
 
Join us as Simon Town, a super connector from a small town in northeastern UK, shares how he learned about networking, how he teaches others, and how he uses it to connect people on all the continents. Find him and connect on LinkedIn. For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ …
 
While the lockdown might be soon behind us, ahead is the task of re-engaging in networking events and small talk. Host Frank Agin shares some thoughts from a New York Times article by Holly Burns. For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amsp…
 
We are supposed to have more information at our disposal now than at any time in history. So why, in a world of rising sea levels, populist leaders and a global pandemic, do so many people believe bizarre and untrue things? In this week's episode Marcus Gilroy-Ware speaks to Richard Seymour about his new book 'After the Fact?' what he thinks really…
 
Here’s my chat with Von Allan about Love, Laughter, and Loss: A Comics Collection. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube. Von is a comic book creator from Ottawa, Ontario who previously ran an independent book store. His works include Stargazer and The Road To God Knows graphic nove…
 
Statues and memorials to famous figures of the past adorn our towns and cities. But what should be done when some of these figures have come to be seen by many people as controversial symbols of oppression and discrimination? In Britain, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign hit the headlines when it demanded the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes from …
 
Here’s my chat with Tony Cliff about Bubble. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube Photo credit: Ian Muttoo Tony is a writer and illustrator currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied fine art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design or Emily Carr University, a…
 
What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time, but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Why did many people in the 1980s mistakenly perceive book pages to be slightly red in colour? Will we one day be able to control a ro…
 
In Motion Coach, Haim Ohayon shares coming to America without understanding English and how exhibiting integrity lead him to an incredible experience helping others. Learn more at https://www.inmotioncoach.com/ For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at …
 
Known as the Obi Wan Kenobi of networking and master community building, Christine Smith shares how to find success building relationships. Learn more at https://riplefx.us/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinesmith34/ For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Fr…
 
Throughout history, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States has protected the right to bear arms. For Black Americans, this has come with the understanding that the moment they exercise this right (or the moment that they don't), their life - as surely as the lives of Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor - may be snatc…
 
Here’s my chat with Jim Zub and Max Dunbar about Stone Star: Volume 1 from Dark Horse Comics. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube Jim is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto. He’s worked for many publishing, movie and video game companies including Marvel, DC Comic…
 
The Roman Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the western world and has had a pivotal influence on western civilisation, ranging from matters of state to cultural life and from personal morals to social values and ethics. Increasingly, though, it is being criticised as being a malign influence in debates about some of the most pressing iss…
 
Here’s my chat with Ed Brisson about Beyond The Breach. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube Ed is a comic book writer who garnered attention with his self-published crime series Murder Book. He followed that work with four other series that he’s written and co-created published by…
 
Dr. Arlene Sánchez-Walsh: https://twitter.com/AmichelSW Guest host Arlene M. Sánchez-Walsh, Ph.D., is a professor of religious studies and the author of the award-winning book Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society (Columbia University Press, 2003). She has authored more than a dozen articles and book chapters on the subj…
 
Our favourite albums are our most faithful companions. We listen to them over and over, we know them far better than any novel or film. These records don’t just soundtrack our lives – they work their way deep inside us, shaping our outlook and identity, forging our friendships and charting our love affairs. They become part of our story. In this sp…
 
World leading behavioral expert Chase Hughes shares insights on reading body language and influencing behavior with your own. Learn more at https://www.chasehughes.com/ For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.…
 
Best-selling author and LinkedIn Advisory team member, Tracy Enos, shares how LinkedIn build her career helping others on LinkedIn. Find her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracyenos/. For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.…
 
Emma Dabiri, Irish-Nigerian academic and broadcaster, and Alex Renton, British-Canadian investigative journalist, have established themselves as important voices in the current debates taking place around race, class and identity. And in this week's episode they come to Intelligence Squared to discuss how we can move forward on these seemingly intr…
 
Here’s my chat with Karl Kerschl about using Kickstarter to produce The Abominable Charles Christopher. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The podcast is also available on YouTube Karl has been drawing comics professionally since the age of eighteen. He has worked on a number of titles for Marvel and DC Comics, includin…
 
Workplace civility champion, Sejal Thakkar, shares her experiences with bias and offers an acronym to help you confront your own unconscious bias. Learn more about her and her work at https://trainxtra.com/. For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at fra…
 
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