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Rik's Mind Podcast

Summary: The Rik’s Mind podcast is a long form conversation hosted by Rik Brooks and produced by Jon Anthony Thomson. Guests have included MacArthur Fellows, artists, scientists, historians, strength coaches, Wu-Tang Killa Beez and beyond. Become the captain of your spaceship and expand you mind.

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 Episode 59- Isaac Hegge: cryptocurrency, what is blockchain and the future of trading | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Isaac Hegge. Isaac is an amature stock and cryptocurrency trader. Isaac in his own words is an Aspiring Stonk & Cryptocurrency Soothsayer. Isaac continues: ‘Crypto? I barely know her. I've been traditionally investing for years & self-taught everything I know...I may not always be right, but that doesn't use alchemy on Money.’ Disclaimer: This podcast is NOT financial advice. We are not licensed financial advisers. This is all for fun. Don’t be a dumbass, do your due diligence . Show Notes: Dogecoin | Coindesk Algorand | Coindesk Shiba Inu | Coindesk Compound | Coinbase Polkadot | Coinbase Parachains | Polkadot Network Cardano | Coindesk What are smart contracts on blockchain? | IBM An Introduction to Smart Contracts and Their Potential and Inherent Limitations by Stuart D. Levi and Alex B. Lipton, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance How Crypto Staking Works | NerdWallet Squid Game Token Crashes; Developers Say They’ve Left the Project | Coindesk Internet Computer | CoinGecko Robinhood Markets | Wikipedia Robinhood, and its role in the GameStop saga, explained | Vox Robinhood claims it ONLY forced the sale of GameStop shares if they were bought with borrowed funds - after trading restrictions and mandatory share liquidations drew outrage | The Daily Mail Jack Henry & Associates Inc. | Official Website Blockchain, explained | MIT Sloan 4chan | Wikipedia WallStreetBets GameStop Short Squeeze - DM me feet and/or (hairy only) armpit pics if you’d like me to explain the GameStop situation | Know Your Meme r/wallstreebets | Reddit r/SecurityAnalysis | Reddit Farming Simulation Blockchain games | Medium

 Episode 58- Dr. Avi Loeb: Daring Harvard scientist defies the scientific establishment & his search for Extraterrestrial Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Dr. Avi Loeb. Dr. Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a bestselling author (in lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, L'Express and more). He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative (1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb has written 8 books, including most recently, Extraterrestrial (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), and about 800 papers (with an h-index of 117) on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. Loeb is the Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (2007-present) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , and also serves as the Head of the Galileo Project (2021-present). He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy (2011-2020) and the Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative (2016-2021). He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. Loeb is a former member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House, a former chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies (2018-2021) and a current member of the Advisory Board for "Einstein: Visualize the Impossible" of the Hebrew University. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative (2016-present) and serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space and in 2020 Loeb was selected among the 14 most inspiring Israelis of the last decade. You can find more about Dr. Loeb, including his commentaries on innovation and diversity here.   Show Notes: Talpiot program | Wikipedia Princeton University | Official Website Department of Astronomy | Harvard University Black Hole Initiative | Harvard University Galileo Galilei | Wikipedia The natural history of ‘Oumuamua by The ‘Oumuamua ISSI Team | Nature Astronomy Why Oumuamua, the Interstellar Visitor, Looks Eerily Familiar | The New York Times 2020 Mars Mission Perseverance Rover | NASA Was Our Universe Created in a Laboratory? by Avi Loeb | Scientific American Dark Matter | Wikipedia Variable Speed of Light | Wikipedia João Magueijo | Wikipedia New Horizons | NASA 2020 SO | Wikipedia New Data Confirm 2020 SO to Be the Upper Centaur Rocket Booster From the 1960's | NASA JPL at CalTech Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth by Avi Loeb | HMH Books Big Bang | Wikipedia Panspermia | Wikipedia Famous Mars Meteorite's 'Fossils': What Arctic Rocks Can Tell Us | Space.com Fermi paradox | Wikipedia Noah’s Spaceship by Avi Loeb | Scientific American The Galileo Project for the Systematic Scientific Search for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Technological Artifacts | Harvard University Was the Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua a Nitrogen Iceberg? by Avi Loeb | Scientific American /‘Oumuamua as an N2 ice fragment of an exo-Pluto surface: I. Size and Compositional Constraints by Alan P. Jackson and Steven J. Desch | arvix.org

 Episode 57- Spooky Fireside Chat w/ Rik, Jon and Sammy Ramirez | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today is a spooky Halloween fireside chat featuring Rik, Jon and our newest RMP team member Sammy Ramirez. The RMP crew hash it out about movies and movie scores! Be sure to stick around! Show Notes: Casino Royale | IMDb Skyfall | IMDb GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game) | Wikipedia As Above, So Below (2014) | IMDb Star Wars | Wookipedia Khan Noonien Singh | Wikipedia Star Trek (2009) | Wikipedia Suicide Squad (2016) | IMDb John Williams | Wikipedia Hans Zimmer | Wikipedia

 Episode 56- Lathen Gorbett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Lathen Gorbett. Lathen is a multimedia storyteller, journalist and creator. Gorbett has always felt called to use entertainment that promotes interesting and healthy dialogue to break down social barriers. To use Lathen’s own words: “…the human condition is the basis for anything of meaning to us…as humans.” You can find more about Lathen and his work at his official website LathenGorbet.com. Show Notes: ʻOumuamua | Wikipedia Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain | Amazon Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones | James Clear The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone | Amazon The War of Art | Steven Pressfield Michael Shellenberger | Wikipedia

 Episode 55- Andrew Allen feat. Jon and Rik Impromptu Fireside Chat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we’re joined by friend of the show Andrew Allen for an impromptu fireside chat. Andrew is a Western Oregon University Alum and is currently living in Toledo, Ohio with his wife Dr. Krista Allen, DO. Andrew works in Social Work with at risk youth and coaches football and track. From the Oregon shores, Colorado Rockies and Michigan Great Lakes and everything in between, Andrew loves to explore and seek new adventures outdoors. Stick around and enjoy the chaos. Follow Andrew on instagram @ AndyA5 Show Notes: 'Squid Game' conquered the world, but speaks to Korea | NPR Bums Podcast | Listen Notes #LubeLife Water Based Personal Lubricant, 55 Gallon Sex Lube for Men, Women and Couples | Amazon Mark Zuckerberg Statement RE: Facebook Whistleblower | Facebook Long Before Divorce, Bill Gates Had Reputation for Questionable Behavior | The New York Times The Gateses’ Public Split Spotlights a Secretive Fortune | The New York Times Bend shooting suspect charged in killing of Barry Washington Jr. | OPB Newberg school employee goes to work in blackface, is put on leave | OPB Newberg school board officially approves policy banning political symbols | OPB Highly Vaccinated Israel Is Seeing A Dramatic Surge In New COVID Cases. Here's Why | NPR Why did we grow up thinking a piercing in the right ear was gay? | Mel Magazine

 Episode 54- Kyle Topfer of Scientist Rebellion | Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Kyle Topfer is back for part 2 to continue where we left our conversion on the state of the climate in part 1. To refresh you, Kyle is an Environmental Scientist & and member/activist of Scientist Rebellion. Scientist Rebellion, sister organization to Extinction Rebellion, are the group responsible for the recent earth-shaking leak of Part 3 of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report. You can find more about Kyle and Scientist Rebellion on Kyle’s Linkdin and Scientist Rebellion’s Official Website, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Show Notes: Judge issues protest warning as Paralympian jailed for plane stunt | The Guardian UK climate protesters face tougher penalties for blocking roads | Reuters Lawyer who sued Chevron sentenced to six months in contempt case | Reuters The 10 Most Important Crops In The World | Business Insider Why Are Haitian Migrants Gathering at the U.S. Border? | Council on Foreign Relations The Silicon Valley wealthy have become super doomsday preppers by buying remote New Zealand properties, getting eye surgeries, and stockpiling ammo and food | Business Insider Windshield Phenomenon | Wikipedia A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | The Guardian Invasive species in Australia | Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose | Amazon Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet? | NPR Lynx | Wikipedia Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against | Nature A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse | Gizmodo

 Episode 53- Mushroom Town Fireside Chat w/ Rik and Jon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today’s another glorious fireside chat. Rik and Jon suit up and head for their starship to hear about Jon’s experience with psilocybin mushrooms. Do we head for a bummercast? Listen in and find out! Show Notes: Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression, Study Shows | John Hopkins Medicine The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield | Amazon

 Episode 52- Kyle Topfer of Scientist Rebellion | Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Kyle Topfer. Kyle is an Environmental Scientist & and member/activist of Scientist Rebellion. Scientist Rebellion, sister organization to Extinction Rebellion, are the group responsible for the recent earth-shaking leak of Part 3 of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report. With so much vital information to cover, this will be a RMP Special 2 part episode. You can find more about Kyle and Scientist Rebellion on Kyle’s Linkdin and Scientist Rebellion’s Official Website, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. As a quick note, be sure to subscribe to our new Youtube! We will be posting our weekly episodes there as well in video format. Check back in weekly for a new visualizer episode! And who knows? Maybe there might be some video episodes coming too ;) Show Notes: Scientist Rebellion | Official Website Extinction Rebellion | Official Website Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | Official Website IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Part III Leak| Full Document Why Milankovitch (Orbital) Cycles Can't Explain Earth's Current Warming | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Venus was once more Earth-like, but climate change made it uninhabitable | The Conversation The US military is a bigger polluter than more than 100 countries combined | Quartz Environmental impacts of hydropower | EnergrySage Breeder Reactor | Encyclopedia Britannica Sir David King (Chemist) | Wikipedia OSU Divest to meet with foundation | Corvallis Gazette Times No, Oregon State University Did Not Divest | Divestment Facts

 Episode 51- Rick Giavonette | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Rick is a Whiskey collector, connoisseur and reviewer. Rick does not have any ties to a distillery or whiskey company, he’s just a regular guy who wants to learn, collect, and drink whiskey. Rick started an Instagram in 2017 and ever since, he’s called this his Brown Liquor Quest. You can find Rick on his Instagram @brownliquor_quest. Show Notes: @brownliquor_quest | Instagram Buffalo Trace Still Years Away From Its Whiskey Supply Catching Up To Demand | The Whiskey Wash How Can Different Craft Whiskeys Come From One Big Distillery? | Whiskey Advocate The Untold Story of Military Special, the U.S. Armed Forces’ Own Bourbon | Vine Pair Neat: The Story of Bourbon | IMDb

 Episode 50- Benjamin Carollo of the Young Turks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Benjamin Carollo. Ben is a former Air Force Geospatial intelligence analyst, with a Masters in Biosecurity and Biodefense. Ben hosts a daily news show on Twitch, and is a contributor to The Young Turks Network. We dive into biodefense, foreign policy and a whole host of topics. You can find more of Ben on his Twitter @BenjaminCarollo, Patreon, Ben’s Youtube, Rebel HQ Youtube, His Bleepblompben Twitch and Fridays at 4PM EST on the Young Turks Network Twitch Show Notes: Beepblompben | Twtich The Young Turks Network | Twitch TYT | Official Website Rebel HQ | Youtube Benjamin Carollo | Ballotopedia Stryker | Wikipedia Ian Todd | Ballotpedia Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident | Wikipedia Column: Trump’s brand of war is killing more civilians than before by Doyale McManus | Los Angeles Times Biodefense and Related Programs | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 1 | Wikipedia The differences between SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 | European Parliamentary Research Service What is the ACE2 receptor, how is it connected to coronavirus and why might it be key to treating COVID-19? The experts explain | The Conversation Gain of Function Research | National Institute of Health Could preon stars reveal a hidden reality? | NewScientist Smallpox: a disease and a weapon | International Journal of Infectious Dieses SARS: The First Pandemic of the 21st Century | Pediatric Research George W. Bush in 2005: 'If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare' | ABC News ORDER FROM CHAOS: An ideal public health model? Vietnam’s state-led, preventative, low-cost response to COVID-19 | The Brookings Institution MORTALITY ANALYSES | John Hopkins University & Medicine Corona Virus Research Center Saving Throws | 5e System Reference Document

 Episode 49- Laszlo Montgomery, Host of The China History Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Laszlo Montgomery. Laszlo is the founder of Teacup Media. He researches, writes, and records each episode of his 4 shows: The China History Podcast, The Chinese Sayings Podcast, and the China Vintage Hour. Laszlo has worked in the China market for over 30 years and possesses a deep passion, appreciation, and understanding of its unique culture, compelling history, and captivating stories. With a home base in sunny Southern California, Laszlo is also available to travel for speaking engagements, lectures, and interviews. You can find Laszlo on his official website Teacut.media Show Notes: Ningbo | Wikipedia Thomas Graham Jr. (Diplomat) | Wikipedia History According to Bob | Official Website If you have a smart TV, take a closer look at your privacy settings | CNBC China’s Rise, South China Sea, and Rules-Based International Order: A View From the Philippines | The Diplomat China has built the world's largest navy. Now what's Beijing going to do with it? | CNN Eagle vs Dragon: How the U.S. and Chinese Navies Stack Up | National Defense Magazine Science and Civilization in China | Cambridge Press The top 5 military contractors ate $2 trillion during the Afghanistan War | Speaking Security

 Episode 48- Chef A.G. Franco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Chef A. G. Franco. Aaron is a Chef, Author, World traveler & MMA enthusiast living life to the fullest before expiring. Aaron’s life goal are to direct films after his culinary career & continue writing novels in the meantime. Show Notes: Stage (Cooking) | Wikipedia Inside Japan’s Chicano Subculture | New York Times

 Episode 47.5- The Taliban Fireside Chat Special w/ Rik and Jon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It's a bonus Fireside chat. Hang With Rik and Jon while they talk Afghanistan and the US’s botched pull-out, as well as a whole host of topics. Show Notes: The Taliban are sitting on $1 trillion worth of minerals the world desperately needs | CNN Business Moderna's Experimental HIV Vaccine Could Begin Human Trials as Soon as This Week | ScienceAlert Alaska was leased to the U.S. for 99 years... What? | Russian Beyond 150 Years After Sale of Alaska, Some Russians Have Second Thoughts | The New York Times Stories of black Americans, who fled to the USSR to escape race discrimination | RT Documentary Los Confederados in Brazil: Recreating the Southern American Dream | Georgetown Journal of History The town in Brazil that embraces the Confederate flag | BBC News

 Episode 47- Chris Casias: Adventurer, Beemaster, Caretaker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we’re joined by Chris Casias. Chris describes himself as “Adventurer, Beemaster, Caretaker. These are the ABC's about me. Do the right thing, even if it may cost more.” Show Notes: Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons | National Center for Biotechnology Information Kick Off Your Shoes: Barefoot man goes viral on TikTok | The South African The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases | US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health Holocene extinction | Wikipedia About us | Fungi Perfecti Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses | Science Daily Manuka Honey | WebMD Horrified new owners of old farmhouse find more than 400,000 bees living in its walls | Daily Star A single honeybee has cloned itself hundreds of millions of times | NewScientist

 Episode 46- Lissa Olson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we are joined by Lissa Olson. Lissa is a former head Track and Field coach of Purdue University and current professor of Kinesiology at Las Positas College. Lissa has coached men’s and women’s track at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Purdue University, University of South Florida and the University of California, Berkeley. Show Notes: Central Washington Wildcats | Wikipedia Las Positas College | Official Website Greg Olson, Offensive Coordinator | Las Vegas Raiders


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