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 we are joined by Patrick Murray. Patrick is an Indianapolis based stand up comedian. David Letterman once told him "Good set" which is probably a big deal.
Today we are joined by Big Fudge. Fudge is a comedian and former professional basketball player based out of Portland, Oregon. You can find Fudge on Instagram and TikTok
On this week’s episode, Rik takes a turn for the worst and guides Jon down the deep and dark hole that is the future or world politics and reddit.
Episode 28.5- Bonus chat with Andrew Allen We recorded a shot convo with Andrew between the three of us talking more about topics we coved in episode 28.
Today Show is we are joined by Rik’s friend Andrew Allen. They discuss the challenges they faced during their now completed “75 Hard Challenge.”
Today we are joined by Nick Ramos. Nick is a podcaster and host of the History of the Cuban Revolution podcast. Ramos was born and raised on the island of Cuba. He hopes his work can help the Cubans better comprehend their history, and through doing so, breech a political divide.
Today we are joined by Ryan Palmer. Ryan is a Mycologist and owner of Will Valley Mushrooms. Will Valley Mushrooms specializes in gourmet mushrooms delivered locally, and mushroom cultivation supplies and advice for growers of all skill levels around the world. You can find Ryan on his website Willvalley.com and Facebook at facebook.com/willvalleymushrooms/
Today we are joined by Dana Reason. Reason is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Music at Oregon State University, where she serves as Coordinator of Popular Music; Contemporary Music and Ecampus Music. Reason’s awards include a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant from Canada; and was a commissioned artist of the High Desert Museum/Oregon Cultural Grant. Reason studied composition with Alcides Lanza and John Rea at McGill University and with Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran at Mills College. She continued her development of improvised music forms with George E. Lewis and Anthony Davis, at the University of California, San Diego. As a performer, composer and improvising artist, she is documented on over 20 recordings. As a performer, she has toured and appeared at Frau Musica Nova, Banff Center for the Arts, The Stone (NYC), Stanford University, IF Festival, Improvisers Summit, High Zero 2020 Festival, Suoni Populo, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Spring Reverb, and Is that Jazz? Festival, ICASP, Guelph Jazz Festival, Western Front (B.C), and Improvisation Summit of Portland, as well as performed in Canada and Europe. Reason came to Oregon State University after being a teaching assistant at the University of California, San Diego and at Mills College, Oakland. You can find Dana on her website Danareason.com.
Today Rik and DJDM catch up on current events and what’s been going on with them.
Episode 23 - Kyle Andersen
Episode 22- Lane Kawaoka On today’s show we are joined by Lane Kawaoka. Lane is a Real Estate Investor, Mentor and founder of SimplePassiveCashflow.com. After graduating from the University of Washington (BS Industrial Engineering and MS Civil Engineering), Lane worked as professional engineer for several years. In 2019, Lane left his job to become a full-time real estate investor and mentor. Currently, Lane’s portfolio holds over 4,200 units in 12 US markets. A Forbes Real Estate Council member, Lane’s goal is to reach the “critical mass” stage of investing and shift into “cruise control” stage to really live his passive cashflow dreams. You can find more about Lane on his website SimplePassiveCashflow.com. He is also on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
On today’s show we are joined by Alex Grossi. Alex is a Venture capitalist, previously early-stage startup operations and M&A investment banking Show Notes: How the 2008 financial crisis crashed the economy and changed the world | PBS NewsHour Melvin Capital, hedge fund that bet against GameStop, lost more than 50% in January | CNBC News Melvin Capital | Wikipedia Greenlight Capital | Wikipedia WallStreetBets’ “DFV” Still Holding; Down $5.1M Today On GameStop | WatchOutShorts
Today we are joined by Dr. Trischa Goodnow. Dr. Goodnow (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh) teaches courses in rhetorical theory and criticism, popular culture and freedom of Speech at the Oregon State University School of Arts and Communication. Her primary research focus is on visual rhetoric about which she studies the rhetoric of photography and memorials. She has also published in the area of popular culture and humor.
Join us for a bonus fireside chat with Luke Yokoyama! Music, Hip Hop G.O.A.T.s and more!
Today we are joined for a conversion with Luke Yokoyama. Luke is a mixing and mastering engineer based in Oregon. He started his quest for audio in 2013 after realizing that he had more struggles and obsession over getting the perfect tone out of his guitar rig, rather than focusing on learning how to improve on playing the actual thing. Despite going to school for a music degree, he enjoys doing more tedious tasks to improve the music sonically, rather than musically. Although Luke's specialty in mixing lies more with electronic music, his flexibility, skills and attention to detail allows him to work with variety of different genres. Some artists that Luke has worked with and or currently working with are: Ethereal Delusions, Glitterwolf, Marheem and Tonedeaf. You can find Luke on Instagram @imlyoko and Twitter @lyokoofficial