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RESTalk, produced by RESNET.us is the best way to stay up-to-date on everything going on in the world of Home Energy Ratings (HERS), including initiatives, standards, marketing, and more. Hosted by building performance veteran Bill Spohn, the show features interviews with the RESNET team and prominent guests from throughout the rating and home building industries, discussing a wide range of topics, current events and new technologies.
 
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
KeepItBasement With @TheSweenz Is a show based on energy surrounding Hip-hop, Pop Culture, Entertainment, Comedy, Creativity & Inspiration. With Celebrity Interviews Everyday Real Life Topics Like Dating, Sex Discussions, & The Popular KIB Original Bro Talk. @TheSweenz is the host of the show he is a Question Asker, & Entertainer: He has Conducted interviews with Grammy nominated Musicians, Successful Entrepreneurs, Nationally syndicated Media Personalities, Comedians, Entertainers, Porn Sta ...
 
What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
 
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Surprise! Happy Friday. We took a little detour before getting to Episode 038 and sat to talk about a brand new record label, Uranium Rush. We chat Mickey Lynch (Uranium Rush founder) & Hunter Bennett (Dot Dash, author of "The Prodigal Rogerson : The Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson) about the label and its first release which is a doub…
 
How ya like them apples?! Well, liquified. And fermented. Author, podcaster, cider-maker and globally lauded beverage historian Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, is an enthusiastic champion of this tragically overlooked drink, and he joins with a bushel full of facts, well-spun yarns and tasting tips. Belly up for a foaming glass of friendly competi…
 
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” -Arnold H. Glasgow The ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 850 was developed over the course of years via consensus input from over 75 organizations. The standard was first issued in 2020 and is now seeing increasing use. Several steps needed to take place before…
 
HAPPINESS RESEARCH, straight up. What is happiness? How do our circumstances affect happiness? Why is the word “gratitude” kinda cringey? What can we do to feel better? Should we feel guilty for feeling happy? When is positivity “toxic?” Yale cognitive scientist, Eudemonologist, and host of The Happiness Lab podcast Dr. Laurie Santos chats about ho…
 
Art meets science! Problems meet solutions! Climate change meets … hope? In this atypical episode, things get casual as hell as Alie sits down to talk about the Drawdown Design Project: an illustration non-profit started by filmmaker, Emmy-nominated television editor and longtime friend Andy Hall. When he’s not having to edit Alie on Innovation Nat…
 
Yannis Pappas Interview #2: "Just Be Funny" Importance Of A Online Audience, Cancel Culture, Joe Rogan Podcast“Comedy Is Painting Over The Pain”@TheSweenz caught up with comedian Yannis Pappas in Jersey to continue the discussion about audience building and creating your own content. They discuss Yannis’s viral “stimmy” tweet, cancel culture, and c…
 
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. You loved her Oceanology episode and now she is in your feed to address everyone’s agonizing internal question: IS MY CARBON FOOTPRINT BS?! I don’t drop a lot of podcast episodes into my precious Ologies feed, but this topic was so wonderfully covered by Dr. Johnson and co-hot Alex Blumberg that I had to do it. And as a…
 
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” -Steve Jobs Events of the last year or so have it made it challenging for organizations to host live events. Many events, including the RESNET Conference went to a virtual format in 2021. What will the future hold for conferences in 2022? What will upcoming c…
 
YA LIKE BEES? You will -- after this short, edited-for-all-ages Smologies cut of our classic Melittology episode featuring President of the Urban Beekeepers Association, Amanda “Mandy” Shaw. We chat about honeybees vs. native ones, hives vs. nests, honey, how to become a beekeeper, social structures, why a queen becomes a queen, how to keep Mason b…
 
Cultural burns. Prescribed blazes. A healthy forest. What exactly is “good fire?” Let’s ask Indigenous fire scientist Dr. Amy Christianson, who is a co-host of the podcast ...Good Fire. This wonderfully generous and informed scholar took a quick break from her Canadian wilderness vacation to fill me in on Indigenous history, collaborations between …
 
Our friend Mickey Gall returns once again off of a clean victory against Jordan Williams. We talk about his phenomenal striking and tactics in this fight, discussion of his preparation for this fight, other projects he’s been working on, new merch drop, and will we see him on the UFC 268 card at MSG? Filmed at Mickey’s home gym Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Le…
 
Welcome to another REV-elation! This time we have a rad talk with Tim Singer & Jeff Tirabassi of the band Bitter Branches. Tim is a Rev Alumni (Kiss It Goodbye, anyone??) and Jeff played drums for Jade Tree recording artists Walleye (who did a split with Damnation a.d. so there's another Rev connection) as well as played in a band with our very own…
 
As Smashmouth said, “My world’s on fire, how ‘bout yours?” Why yes, Mr. Mouth, it is, indeed, on fire. As so many of us around the globe are sharing in this burning sensation, what better time than now to sit down and fire off a lot of questions at Fire Ecologist, Dr. Gavin Jones. We talk about what fire is, how hot it burns, fire trends, tinderbox…
 
“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” -Stuart Udall There’s no way around it. Water is essential to life. Water, like energy, is an environmental resource and requires (demands?) more attention from all. In fact, we’ve talked about water in 4 previous episodes of RESTALK over the last 4 years. H…
 
Ohaaay another edited-down, classroom-friendly Smologies! About... toads! Are they frogs? Do they have arms? What do they eat? How long do they live? What’s with the warts? Amphibian enthusiast Priya Nanjappa joins with a toadally awesome episode that will change the way you crouch down and shake hands with your tiny backyard grumpa.(And for the fu…
 
It's a big one! Into Another "Ignaurus" is one of the albums we have been looking forward to discussing since day one and the time has finally come. We pulled out all the stops for this, chatting once again with Richie, Drew & Peter. Jason had to sit this one out so we brought in our friend Jeremy Chatelain (Insight, Handsome, Jets To Brazil) who t…
 
Biological mysteries solved with numbers! Graphs! Patterns! Data points! Systems biology! You never knew it existed, yet it’s keeping us alive. Systems Biologist Dr. Emily E. Ackerman join to chat about why the field appealed to her, how her work shifted during the pandemic, why she wants to scream at Excel sometimes, how computing might replace sp…
 
Hey!! Before we hop onto "Ignaurus" Boulevard, we wanted to take another detour. This time, we sat down with all 3 members of the project Forgive/Forget. These 3 tracks were recorded back in the late 90s and are finally seeing the light of day courtesy of GGT Records. Check out their Instagram @ggtrecords for preorder info.…
 
We’re BACK! With a fresh new episode to light up your life and butt. World renowned firefly expert Dr. Sara Lewis of Tufts University joins to share her love of a bug that many think is merely a mythological delight. Learn how these tiny animals illuminate the night, the dos and don’ts of firefly observation, how to take good firefly photos, femme …
 
“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” - J.P. Morgan Starting off a career in a new or even a related industry can be challenging as there is so much to learn. It’s not often a newbie gets a chance for “a seat at the table” at an early stage in their career. What industry perspectives do RESNET’s Emerging Lea…
 
You're only young once...or twice, in this case! So excited to share this one with everyone. We got to sit down and chat with founding members of Side By Side, vocalist Jules Massee & bassist Brian "Billy" Clark. This is a great companion piece to Episode 005 where we spoke with Sammy Siegler, so if you have not listened to that one, do check it ou…
 
Yes, a double dose of short, all-ages episodes to launch Smologies! We cleaned up the full version and polished it into a safe-for-work digest of dinosaur facts and tales from a paleontologist with Dr. Michael Habib. Learn about the economics of a dino dig, his favorite beasts, cloning from amber samples, which museum dinos are real vs. fakes, Jura…
 
Introducing… SMOLOGIES. Smaller, shorter, G-rated episodes cut from your favorite classics. Listen to Smologies in classrooms, around people whose language is squeaky clean, and in safe-for-work settings. You get bite-sized info in a jiffy, and I get to reserve my filthy language for our longer, regular episodes that drop on Tuesdays. In this episo…
 
Lemon sharks! Goblin sharks! Bonnet sharks! Whale sharks! And ...sawfish? WE NEEDED A BIGGER BOAT. One shark episode was not enough, during this: The Week of the Shark. Sure, Alie just got married a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw together this bundle of wonder with a few of the incredible researchers from Minorities in Shark Sci…
 
We are back on track...for now! Welcome to Episode 034 where we dig into the mysterious Iceburn / Engine Kid split with Gentry from Iceburn & Greg from Engine Kid. This was a super enlightening conversation that we hope you all enjoy. Speaking of Iceburn, don't forget to check out the new album "Asclepius" available from Southern Lord Records here:…
 
SHAAAARKS. Leading shark researcher Dr. Chris Lowe dishes about bad shark PR, behind-the-scenes Jaws trivia, his thoughts on Sharknado, surfing safety, immune system marvels, cannibal twins, shark personalities, sea sex, and knife teeth in this, an encore-but-refreshed episode with your newly married pod-dad. Alie learns that sharks are not the oce…
 
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” - Benjamin Franklin How important are mortgage loans to the home performance industry? What could be the impact on single family home buyers if home energy costs were factored into the mortgage payment? How does this process make energy efficient homes more affordable for families? Most homeowner…
 
Happy Friday! Here's an awesome treat for you all. We got to speak with Rev Alumni Jeff Caudill of Gameface about his outstanding new solo EP called "Old Blood" which comes out TODAY July 9th, 2021. We are joined by the incredibly talented Melody Caudill who plays under the moniker "Career Woman" about her music and writing process as well as discu…
 
A special encore as your dad hastily preps to wed your podmom, Jarrett. Refresh your brain about your heart, then stay tuned for a new secret at the end. Love! Romance! Intimate relationships! Marriage! Divorce! Remarriage! Clowns! This episode has it all. The wonderfully warm Dr. Benjamin Karney of the UCLA Marriage lab has been studying romance a…
 
UFOs are real. Straight up. There are unidentified objects flying around — but does that mean they’re aliens? Two experts in the research and culture of Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) -- science journalist/author Sarah Scoles and Dr. Kate Dorsch, a scholar in the History and Sociology of Science -- joined Alie moments after Friday’s breaking n…
 
We took a little u-turn this week and had a chat with Chaka Malik & Chris Traynor about Rev 031, the debut Orange 9mm ep. Tune in and listen as we talk with Chaka & Chris about all things Orange 9. Enjoy! Don't forget to listen to Episode 031 as well, with founding member Eric Rice (Orange 9mm, Zero Tolerance, H20) to get even more Orange 9mm goodn…
 
Wasps!? Don’t even THINK of skipping this one, my beautiful chickens. You’re about to change your outlook on the most maligned winged sky babies, and we are delighted that author, bug dude, and spheksologist Eric Eaton is about to change your mind and fill your heart with respect and appreciation. Hunker down for fig critters, bejeweled zombie quee…
 
“We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.” - Christopher Dodd How do the financial investment criteria of ESG- Environmental, Social & Governance – relate to the HERS rating world? What are FANNIE MAE Single Family Green Mortgage Backed Securities and what makes this program so unique? How could s…
 
YOOOO! Summer can now officially begin because we are at Episode 033 : Farside "Rigged". For this monster, we got to talk to the entire band as well as friend of the pod and Rev alumni Mike McTernan (Damnation a.d.). We had an enlivening conversation about all things "Rigged". Fans of the band will not be disappointed! Make sure to subscribe and gi…
 
Lifted restrictions! Discarded masks! Vaxxing & relaxing! Parties. Variant confusion. FOMO while also dreading events. Worry about strangers. Grief for a cancelled year. WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE? We’ve got you covered. As infection rates go down and restrictions lift in the U.S., you may feel: relieved, overjoyed, nude without a mask, guilty about sur…
 
Welcome back, everyone! After a couple of detours we are ready to share Episode 032 with you, which is the first of several on the almighty Sense Field. Join us as we speak with founding members Chris & Rodney about this incredible band and their debut full length LP. Bidip Bo to our sponsor this episode, Essex Coffee Roasters. Check out www.essexc…
 
Human-sucking mud holes. Beautiful birdsongs. Early mornings. Eyeball gnats. Stunning vistas. The long-awaited episode with ornithologist Corina Newsome is finally here and we talk all about the day-to-day-realities of being a Wildlife Ecologist. She dishes about working in zoos, getting her masters, housing for grad students, nest checking, birdin…
 
“The first step is clearly defining what it is you’re after, because without knowing that, you’ll never get it.” - Halle Berry How does a person deeply engaged in the world of home performance handle matters when it comes to building their own home? When it is “your own” you must strive to see the forest through the trees. What’s it like actually l…
 
One more quick detour before we get back on the highway towards Sense Field "Killed For Less". We couldn't resist having a sit down with Tim and Tony to talk about their 1989-1990 zine "Common Sense". Check it out! Bidip Bo to our sponsor for this episode, Essex Coffee Roasters. Hit up www.essexcoffeeroasters.com and use the code WHEREITWENT to sav…
 
Dongs. Schlongs. Peters. Intromittent organs. Gamete cannons. Biologist, gonad researcher, and Phallologist Dr. Emily Willingham joins to chat about peckers big and small, plain and fancy, barbed, coiled, colossal, pickled, and efficient. Also on the agenda: how the pressures of masculinity affect self-image, what actually contributes to a partner’…
 
If you hear the words 'Game Theory' and picture a bunch of old dudes in glasses at Princeton talking about Soviet subs, you are a blind fool. The ideas behind game theory were only called game theory in the mid-20th century. But they've been around for a long long time, and they just might have been first discovered and described by everyone's favo…
 
On our way down the Revelation Highway we saw an off-road that looked too good to pass up, so we had to pull over. As we got out of the car we noticed that New Rising Sons featuring two Rev Alumni have a new collection being released on June 25th so we decided to chat with them. Enjoy and be sure to pick up "From Demo to Demolition" by New Rising S…
 
Seals. Sea lions. Walruses. Walrus dongs. Classic Ologies. We sit down with Luis A Hückstädt, PhD and talk about blubber, ocean currents, psychedelic teeth, whisker tech, receding ice, boops, snoots, barks, butt nubbins and whether or not that one seal from the video actually felt bashful about getting that fish cake? Or was it a sea lion? Which is…
 
“The details are not the details. They make the design.” - Charles Eames Interest in net zero and low carbon homes is sweeping across the country. What drives customers in some smaller cities to ask for a net zero (plus) home? How can a small builder achieve these customer desires in a city that limits the options to energy retrofits of homes that …
 
Ohulloh! This is not your regular Ologies episode (which will come on Tuesday per usual.) It’s actually not an Ologies episode! This is a fun little bonus GUEST podcast we're dropping in our feed. Real Good is a show that started during the beginning of COVID to highlight different non-profits helping with the pandemic — but soon revealed that many…
 
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