As we continue to expand our horizons, and meet new people with new perspectives, here is a list of the guests we've had on the podcast, and the podcasts we've been guests on. In reverse chronological order.
Peter Kris has built several successful startups in the block chain, and has a no nonsense, plain speaking approach to demystifying what is often an unnecessarily jargon filled space.
German Political Analyst and Strategist Marc Saxer brought his experience in Asia and a unique perspective on how to transform Western politics. Technical, but brilliant.
Stephen Watkins and Brent Lengel
Stephen Watkins is Chris' former business Co-Founder, Director of a Language School in Brasil, and a Thai Forest Monk in Chiang Mai. He discussed various sects of Buddhism with Brent, Ringo nominated comic book author of Snow White Zombie Apocalypse and Durruti, Shadow of the People. He also plays a mean game of D&D.
The Heretic Happy Hour is a wonderful podcast for those interested in a deep and nuanced discussion of religion. Matthew's a talented author too, and we had a really enjoyable conversation about the hypocrisy of organised religion, and the benefits of personal spirituality for the human condition.
Saint Andrew is a wonderful Solarpunk, Anarchist, and YouTuber. https://saint-drew.carrd.co/ We discussed colonialism, capitalism, the education system, and everything in between. He's since blown up, and now co-hosts It Could Happen here with Robert Evans.
Rosario Blue and Ranting Minority
Rosario Blue is a British freelance Tech-Journalist writing frequently for publications such as TechRadar linktr.ee/RosarioBlueon a range of topics, including representation and hate speech in gaming communities. Ranting Minority is a student and political Youtuber from Alabama youtube.com/user/kdavis081.
Grahame Lynch of Commsday
Commsday is a team of journalists organizing events, and publishing a respected Australian Telecommunications Newsletter. As such, Grahame was the perfect guests to help us understand the Australian Facebook News Blackout of 2021, and how Social Media, and Traditional Media, can play nice and pay taxes.
The Morality of Everyday Things
An episode deep diving on whether entrepreneurship can be a force for good, with Christian and Cookie who got fairly argumentative about the merits of capitalism and democracy. If entrepreneurship is positive, at what scale does it cause more harm than good? How does finance dirty the waters and would nationalization or democratization resolve some of these issues?
The American gun control debate is fiercely polemic with Liberals framing the gun lobby as right-wing rednecks with blood on their hands. While Conservatives point to the gang shootings in Democrat run cities caused by the failed attempts at gun control. This leaves gun-rights activists on the Left in an uncomfortable minority. So we spoke to our favourite YouTuber, Tacticool Girlfriend for some much needed nuance.
Rock Logic with Sean Kenny
Nuclear Power is misunderstood, and shrouded in all the secrecy you'd expect from Cold War weapon technology.
So we were blessed to have Sean Kenny, an expert guest on the next generation of nuclear molten salt reactors.
An enlightening and intriguing conversation was had on the risks and rewards environmentally, and geo-politically for investing in the next generation of Nuclear reactors, and the need to stop lobbyists, political apathy, NIMBYism, and regulatory monopolies. For more info on this fascinating subject, check out: https://rocklogicwithseankenny.com/
Southern Podcast Authority / Real Politik
Sharp as they are charming, the gents from the now sadly deleted Southern Podcast Authority (née Real Politik) are their best kept secret is they're too handsome for podcasting! We've done three crossovers with our kindred spirits across the pond.
Kas is a phenomenally talented hiphop producer, rapper, and animator. We spoke to him about what the fuck was going on during the height of the Polish Protests, and learned a lot!
Puzzled Minds Podcast
Chris appeared on the Puzzled Minds Podcast to talk about losing and finding his faith again with some lovely hosts who are always inviting the best guests on, and encouraging open dialogue on the big topics.
Evan Anderson, head of Grey Faction does inspiring work taking on pseudoscience and conspiracy therapists in the mental health industry.
We discuss how Satanic Panic made an industry of hysteric Conspiracy Therapists, implanting false memories, and interfering with criminal cases. Does privatized healthcare corrupt therapy as quickly as a nationalized service trying to scale costs?
And what does all this quackery means for the field of Psychology.
Please visit the Grey Faction Official Forum to keep this wonderful and vital discussion going:
Shane was Chris' business partner and groomsman, so when JK Rowling got "cancelled" for a transphobic tweet-storm, I thought we'd have a catch up and discuss why everything she's been saying is stupid and wrong (in an unbiased way).
We discussed the anti BLM protests in London with a very charming DJ and event organizer.
Pablo Leroy Jenkonius
Pablo runs Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy, and is a phenomenally talented poet, and political hip hop MC.
We had a wonderful chat about American Foreign Policy, and whether it makes the world or America a safer place.
The Satanic Temple
The Satanic Temple have been political activists fighting to the separation of church and state, religious freedom, and pro choice legislation. We spoke to two of their senior leadership, Chalice Blythe and Kim LaRoux about how well received the right to offend is with the modern left, and how they plan to avoid groupthinkg and becoming another hypocritical cult.
There after school project was featured (poorly) on Jim Jeffries show.
Karl Marx Does the Washing Up
My friend met Ilyas at a dinner party, and once she heard about our podcast, set us up to talk. We had a great chat about how to get along with your racist family, and a lot of other random things.
My favorite LeftTuber, dropped some truth about why the Left keep losing elections, how they can unify better, and what Sanders and Corbyn could do to increase their chances :/
A brilliant mind with a background in philosophy and economics, we discussed digital post-consciousness, and what it means for society, and our psychologies.
Crypto Queen and Blockchain Founder, spoke to us about STEM education for women, sexism in tech, and finance, and how unhelpful reporting on the subject can often be.