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Episode 43: Will Godfrey: Filter Magazine

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Release Date: 08/19/2019

Episode 59: Bridgett Mack (A.K.A. Episode 59: Bridgett Mack (A.K.A. "BMackWrites")

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0:00 - 6:12  News about a new season of the podcast / housekeeping  6:12 - 12:55  Introduction and background about today's show / guest.  12:56  Show starts here!  - - - - - - - - - -  Welcome to episode 59!  Today's episode is a discussion about race with my new friend Bridgett Mack.   I learned about Bridgett after watching her viral Facebook video called, "You'll Never Guess What My White Neighbor Just Came And Said To ME!!!"  "The title," she says, "was satirical--- picking on "click-baity" headlines" to which we've all become...

Episode 58: Tamler Sommers Episode 58: Tamler Sommers "Why Honor Matters"

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Welcome to episode 58! In today's episode, I spoke with Tamler Sommers about his book, "Why Honor Matters."  Tamler is the co-host of the Very Bad Wizards Podcast (check it out-- it's actually one of my favorite shows). He is also a philosophy professor at the Univeristy of Houston and he is, of course, the author of the aforementioned (and excellent) book about honor culture, "Why Honor Matters".  "Honor" is one of those concepts with a kind of fluid definition (like the concept of addiction that I talk so much about). But once you wrap your mind around the overall influence that...

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Welcome to The Social Exchange Podcast Today’s guest is Kevin Franciotti.  Kevin is a board member of The Psychedelics in Recovery: Outreach and Services -- PROS--   which is a research initiative of Project New Day Foundation, a non-profit that helps people overcome addiction through the responsible and legal use of psychedelics. A large part of Kevin's efforts are allocated toward bridging the gap between 12-step programs (like AA) and that of psychedelic assisted recovery.  Many people express resistance to linking those two efforts, and may even see them as wholly...

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Welcome to episode 56! Today's guest is Daniel Garrett.  Daniel belongs to a demographic that has not been widely represented on this podcast. Hailing from rural Northwest Tennessee, Daniel is in his mid-20s, he is bisexual, he is below the poverty line, he’s experienced traumatic events and difficult family circumstances growing up, he has done sex work, and he currently uses illicit drugs (even though he's actively trying to pursue alternative, more healthy involvements and cut down on (or stop) his drug use.  Fortunately, for the first time in his life, Daniel has found...

Episode 55: Dr. Michael Shermer Episode 55: Dr. Michael Shermer "Giving The Devil His Due"

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Welcome to episode 55!  Today's guest is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and NYT best-selling author, Dr. Michael Shermer.  Dr. Shermer and I discussed his new book, Giving The Devil HIs Due.  Some salient talking points:  - Free Speech-- why it is the most precious right and why it must  be upheld always. -  supreme court case (famous for the "shouting fire in a crowded theater" analogy for limiting speech) - Rappaport's rules for engagement and it behooves us to follow them (i.e. the entire essence of "The Social Exchange") - The appropriate...

Episode 54: Tessie Castillo and George Wilkerson-- Episode 54: Tessie Castillo and George Wilkerson-- "Crimson Letters"

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Welcome to episode 54! There are two guests on today’s show. My first guest is Tessie Castillo. Tessie is a journalist and an author from Raleigh North Carolina.  Her new book is called "Crimson Letters, Voices From Death Row."  In 2014, Tessie volunteered to teach a writing class to death row inmates at North Carolina’s Central Prison. She treasured the experience, as she learned to respect and understand these inmates-- her students-- as human beings.  As people, with a story to tell, and people with the capacity to grow, and to make positive contributions to...

Episode 53: Kate Nicholson's Suggestions for Dealing With Isolation show art Episode 53: Kate Nicholson's Suggestions for Dealing With Isolation

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Kate Nicholson is a civil rights attorney.  In the mid-90's-- due to complications from surgery-- she became unable to walk, stand, or even sit. She was in excruciating pain each day and couldn't leave her home; she remained isolated in bed for 15 years.  In this interview, Kate explains how, despite being isolated, she was able to create a purposeful, meaningful, and engaging (and OPTIMISTIC) life.  And she offers tips about how to do the same, for those of us who are still only getting used to our new, temporary, way-of-life sans social-engagement.  By the way, did I...

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My guest today, Marjorie Israel, discusses her reaction to-- and her experience with-- being on lockdown in rural Normandy France!  NOTE: I conducted this interview on March 21-- since then, President Macron has issued more strict social distancing policies, which you can see here: - - - - - - - - - -  SUPPORT THE SHOW:  Donate $2.00 or more via Patreon:  Donate via PayPal:   RATE AND REVIEW US ON YOUR PREFERRED PODCAST APP! - - - - - - - - - -  Shout out to former guest Nunzio De Martino. He owns a car-tour business in Italy called Don Nunzio Limos:  ...

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What's it like to be in a nation-wide lockdown in France? Here's one man's perspective.  His name is Andre Pampel. Andre described his experience being in a nation-wide lockdown in France, as the country tries to to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic.  - - - - - - - - - -  SUPPORT THE SHOW:  Donate $2.00 or more via Patreon: Donate via PayPal:   OR RATE AND REVIEW US ON YOUR PREFERRED PODCAST APP!

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Will Godfrey is the Executive Director and the Editor in Chief of Filter Magazine.  Filter, is an online publication whose mission is to advocate, through journalism for rational and compassionate approaches to drug use, drug policy and human rights.

Will and I discussed these concepts as he told the genesis story of Filter Magazine. We also had a direct and critical conversation about Harm Reduction with respect to drugs and addiction-- Filter's Bailiwick.

I asked, "why is Harm Reduction a useful concept rather than just one among many meaningless slogans out there?"  

Will answers these questions and more on episode 43 of TSE! 


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