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.
Today Rik and Jon sit down for a rare happy and positive fireside chat. No bummer casts this week! We cover a lot of good things and exciting things. Join us and for once we won’t depress you!
Today we are joined by Luke Bigeh. Luke is the eyes behind the videography company Video Co. Video Co is an Oregon based videography company dedicated to creating content like never before. We have years of experience not only filming, but working in a vast array of industries. You can find more about Video Co. on their Official Website and Instagram @VideoCoVideos Show Notes: What is a Catch Basin? | The BrickKicker The #Vanlife Business Is Booming | The New York Times
Today we are joined IN PERSON (!) by Julian Barton. Julian is the owner/operator of Vice Canning, Inc., a mobile canning company in the Portland, Ore Metro area. You can learn more about Vice at vicecanning.com. Show Notes: Soaring Pandemic Alcohol Sales Cause Concern For Doctors | Forbes 9 Trends in the Beer Industry to Watch in 2021 | Hop Culture Porn 'n Chicken (TV Movie 2002) | IMDb
Today we are joined again by Nick Ramos. Nick is a podcaster and host of the History of the Cuban Revolution. Nick is joining us to get us up to speed on the recent July 11 protests and quickly developing situation in Cuba. You can follow Nick on his twitter @nickramos_1 and his History of the Cuban Revolution Podcast Show Notes: Thoughts on the Cuban Protests by Nick Ramos | Medium Cuba says Abdala vaccine 92.28% effective against coronavirus | Reuters Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Protests in Cuba | The White House Platt Amendment | Wikipedia Plantados (2021) | IMDb
Today we are joined for a very informal episode by Scott Purdue. Scott is Rik's former coworker and roommate, as well as a runner. Come join the hang with us!
Today we are joined by Gaby Hogan. Gaby is a food scientist who decided to turn her passion for eating into a career. She graduated from Washington State University with a bachelors degree in food science and has spent her career exploring the magic of potatoes, dairy, and dietary supplements. Eating is an experience to be enjoyed, and experimenting with flavors and textures brings playing with your food to a whole new level.
Today we’re joined again by friend of the show Andrew Allen. Rik, Andrew and DeMarco in his wind tunnel of a studio ( who despite his best efforts can’t make today a bummercast) have a chat about politics, the current state of their fitness goals and more prison stock talk!
Today we come to you late with a brand new fireside chat (blame DeMarco, he was too busy getting married to post the pod on time.) We cover all sorts of stuff from China to hedge funds prison stocks.
Today we are joined by Cori Metzgar. Metzgar is entering her fifth year as the Director of Sports Performance at Western Oregon University, in Monmoth, Ore, after joining the Wolves in October 2011. Metzgar joined the Wolves after spending five years at Washington State University as the strength and conditioning specialist for the baseball, volleyball, soccer and women's swimming programs. During her last three years at WSU, Metzgar worked as the Associate Director. She also spent two years working with the cross country, tennis and rowing programs aat WSU and had the opportunity to assist with the football strength and conditioning program every year during her stay with the Cougars. Prior to arriving in Pullman, Metzgar worked at Colorado State University where she served stints as the head and assistant strength and conditioning coach. She also had a two year stop at Ohio State as a professional intern with the Buckeyes strength and conditioning program and did her graduate assistantship at Western Michigan University.Metzgar is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS), the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC) and USA Weightlifting. She received her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Fort Lewis College in 1998 and her master's in physical education from Western Michigan in 2000. Metzgar also became a Master Strength Coach (MSCC) in May 2015.
Today we are joined by Claudia Zavala. Claudia is a reproductive justice advocate based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Show Notes: What is the “Woman’s Right to Know Act?” | Unrestrict Minnesota The Governor Of Texas Has Signed A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks | NPR Texas Senate approves bill to ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned | The Hill The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime Over the Last Two Decades | Becker Friedman Institute Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Case Challenging Roe v. Wade | New York Times State Partisan Composition | National Conference of State Legislatures Fertility rate: 'Jaw-dropping' global crash in children being born | BBC News Abortion restrictions put women’s health, safety and wellbeing at risk | Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Do You Know the Abortion Laws in Minnesota? | UnRestrict Minnesota Governor Newsom Previews $1 Billion in Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New Homeless Fund | Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
Today we are joined by Victor Villegas. Victor Villegas is Technology & Media Support Coordinator for Oregon State University Division of Extension & Engagement. Publicly, he is more widely known for his K-12 STEAM outreach and engagement efforts, especially with under-served, under-represented youth. He is fully bilingual and bicultural, a diversity, equity and inclusion advocate, and has a passion for engaging and inspiring youth. His main STEAM engagement strategy is using the Arts to reach students who are not typically drawn to STEM subjects, showing how Art, when integrated with STEM , can jumpstart their interest in STEM and help them understand STEM subjects better, furthering their knowledge and inspiring them to pursue STEM/STEAM education and career pathways. Villegas usually accomplishes this via his alter-ego as DroneSinger, the “Weird Al” of drones – World’s #1 creator of parody songs about drones. He leverages this “fame”, along with drones, robots, music, humor, puppetry/ventriloquism, poetry and storytelling, to spark kids’ interested in STEAM. You can find Victor’s website dronsinger.com, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn
Today we are joined by Loren Fjord. Fjord is a passionate critical thinking human that enjoys sharing his collected knowledge with others and learning from everyone he meets along this great journey of life. You can find more about Loren on his website HumanWild.Co and Instagram
Today we are joined by Alia Mira aka Alia Synesthesia . Alia is a multi-instrumentalist, trained operatic singer, neo-classical composer, cellist & drummer. Known for her deep mezzo-soprano voice and experimental distorted cello technique, Alia carries her unique, exotic sound across genres. Alia is Yakut (Siberian first nations), and was born and raised in North Siberia, where she started her music education at 6, subsequently immigrating to Canada at the age of 14 where she currently resides. In addition to music and art, Alia also has several degrees related to computer science and video game design. You can find Alia on her website aliasynesthesia.com, Facebook and Instagram
Episode 33- 'I Can't Believe It's Not Bummer!™' Fireside Chat Rik and Jon team up for a much less bummer fireside chat. Hang out with us and hear Jon fully trigger Rik about the pandemic.
Episode 32- Josh Roth Today we are joined by Josh Roth. Josh is a head fund accountant. Josh will help walk us through all the talk about crypto currency exchanges and the markets reactions to it. Show Notes: Current Prices | Coinbase Dogecoin | Official Website Bitcoin Price Index | Coindesk Per-Transaction Fees | Investopedia Mooncoin Current Price | Crypto.com Crypto Tax 2021: A Complete US Guide | CoinDesk Texas’s Gold Depository- A “Bank” For Gold Based Money | Mises Institute