PODCAST

Ramble by the River

Jeff Nesbitt

Ramble-(verb) 1. walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route. 2. talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way. Ramble by the River is about becoming the best human possible. Join me, Jeff Nesbitt and my guests, as we discuss the blessing that is the human experience in the year 2021. No matter what 2020 brought you, I have some ideas about how to improve the way you see things, and subsequently the way you experience your own life. This show is loosely structured to allow for spontaneous growth into unexpected areas so it is hard to say what will pop up, but common topics will include: technology, culture, education, psychology, drugs, health/fitness, history, politics, investing, blockchain/cryptocurrencies, and many more! What does it mean to be a person in 2021? Is there really a right and wrong way to do it? We live in a time unlike any other. How has our species changed to accommodate the world that we have so drastically altered? What defines our generation? Where are we going? What is coincidence? Is time a mental construction? What happens after death? Which Jenifer is better looking (Lopez or Anniston)? Tune in to any one of our exciting upcoming episodes to hear a comedian, a New York Times Best-Selling author, a fancy artist, a plumber, the Mayor of a large urban metropolis, a cancer survivor, a Presidential candidate, Jeff's dad, a female bull-riding champion, the founder of a large non-profit charity organization, Elon Musk, a guarded but eventually lovable country musician, a homeless guy, a homeless woman, a commercial fisherman, a world-renowned photo-journalist, or Kanye West. When you go on a ramble, you never know where you are going to end up. All you can do is strap-in and enjoy the ride!
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The Silent Killer with Alexandra Mack
The Silent Killer with Alexandra Mack
In the Season 1 finale, Alexandra Mack (aka Moses) joins Jeff to discuss life, love, and listening to Ramble by the River. They swap stories from growing up on the lower end of the socio-economic spectrum, Alex provides some interesting facts about the history of kidney health in the United States, they both give recipes to some delicious Mexican dishes, and they spend a significant amount of time discussing what they love and what drives them crazy in relationships. Along the way we venture into celebrity crushes, gardening, Oktoberfest, jealousy, weird foods, mental health, and old regrets (specifically, NOT eating a scorpion when offered). Alex is a clinically-certified hemodialysis technician, an expert bar-tender/mixologist, and an avid listener of this podcast. Since day one, she has been a steady focus-group of one, providing valuable insights and critiques that have helped the show to take shape. I am very grateful to her for her input on a weekly basis and it was great to finally get her opinions on the record. The general tone of this episode is happy, reflective, and fun and I hope that spreads to you listeners as you hear it. If you have been with us since the beginning, you cannot miss this season wrap-up, and if you are just getting started with Ramble, I hope you will be back next season. It has been a true pleasure to make these 56 episodes for you this year and I can't wait to get started on Season 2! Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and most importantly share! I love you all! Talk to you soon, Jeff #keepramblin Topics/Keywords: Scribner Shunt; new girl energy; mixed-signals; longterm friendships; benefits of small towns; weddings; cemeteries; the occult; Covid-19; kidney health; kidney disease; Bethematch.org; museums; organ transplants; organ donation; heart disease; Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR); hydration; Kool-aid; Squeeze-it; End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD); Peritoneal Dialysis; Ibuprofen; NSAIDs; chemical tolerance; bioethics; cancer screening; Costco; Lupus; Depression; silent-but-deadly farts; Anxiety; self-care; doing nothing; memory; Hot Pockets; Microwave oven; bargain hunting; finding deals; Craig’s List;  Ancestry.com; 23andMe.com; gardening; horticulture; cooking; Instant Pot; carnitas; salsa verde; olfaction; canine olfaction; fermentation; fermented foods; kimchi; mold; blonde hair; Oktoberfest; Alone; wilderness survival; heat shock protein; cold therapy; Wim Hoff; Breath-work; Squid Game; Parasite; Netflix; Sex, Love, and Goop; Long Beach Tavern; Karaoke;  ___________________________ Links: BetheMatch.org http://www.rethinkingrural.org (Rethinking Rural) https://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org (Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum) ______________________________ Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) ________________________________ Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) _______________________________________ Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Beachy, Gregory David. Support this podcast
Nov 27 2021
2 hrs 5 mins
Reflections with Poppy (Bonus episode)
In this bonus episode Jeff provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making the season 1 finale, talks about his budding career as social media fashionista, provides you with a promo code to get 50% on Ambassador Sunglasses, and finishes up with a retrospective presentation of the second episode of Ramble by the River, where he laid out his reasons for creating the show and hopes for the future. This episode will provide listeners, whether new or OG, with the right information to properly analyze season 1 as a whole. Did we accomplish what we set out to do? You be the judge. It is a lot of fun to look back and hear how much things have changed over the course of these 55 episodes. Let me know what you think. Send me a comment, message, tweet, or carrier pigeon and tell me what you noticed most while listening to this episode. Is it the rookie-level editing? Do I sound more or less interesting? What stands out to you? If you tell me before Thursday, there is a chance your comments will be featured in the season 1 finale! I hope you enjoy! #keepramblin Links: Want a great deal on some sweet sunglasses? Ambassadorsun.com Use the discount code: RAMBLE (use in cart, not checkout) for 50% your order! Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Inner Vision, Wendy Marcini. Support this podcast
Nov 23 2021
52 mins
Alex Mack: Back-to-Back
Never a dull moment when you are hanging with the Macks. In this episode, I am joined by Alexander and Alexandra Mack. Alexander was a guest on episode 17 and this is Alexandra's first appearance as a guest, although she has been one of the most important members of the Ramble by the River focus group since the show's inception. This is the first time having two guests in the studio at the same time and it went surprisingly well. The three of us weave stories from the past with topical current events and personal opinions to create a collage of entertainment for you to enjoy. Some of the topics include: Blake Shelton, women with mustaches, delicious bear-meat sausages, what it means to have foamy urine, and how to induce orgasms while you sleep. As always, we have a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. I hope you enjoy! Topics/keywords: Octoberfest; The Voice; Blake Shelton; Bib and Tucker; Disneyland; Troy; Brad Pitt; cryptocurrency; Bitcoin; high school sports; head injuries; CTE; Murder Mystery Makeup Monday; makeup tutorials; beauty standards; facial hair; hipsters; frosted tips; Evergreen Funeral Chapel; bullying; hazing; anxiety; Riki Leona Irie; podcast guests; meats; bear pepperoni; Blake Kukula, Kylie Plato; Gwen Gerke; Robyn Unruh; Elaina Erola; Holly Bakker; Monce Galvan; rats; milking animals; Charolette’s Web; Templeton; Kolby Kirby; Cooper Belisle; recurring dreams; sleep science; kidney health; reading your pee; wet dreams; sexual repression; dream analysis; Subway; Taco Bell; Ned Bittner; Lanie Kary; Netflix; weddings; sands castle contests; Liquicel; vitamins; dietary supplements. Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Heliolingus, Ooyy. Support this podcast
Nov 20 2021
2 hrs 14 mins
No Days Off with Kelsey Barreto
Kelsey Barreto (Dream Sweet Designs) stops by the crabshed to talk about her business, her family, and her personal philosophies. Kelsey's company Dream Sweet Designs (link below) created a beautiful laser-cut sign for the Ramble by the River studio. Kelsey explains the series of events that led to the decision to start her own business and we'll hear about some of her triumphs and failures along the way. Kelsey and Jeff trade stories from the good ole days; like when she survived a drunk-driving accident just days after the drunk-driving awareness assembly at school, or when Jeff watched a man punch a horse in the face. You'll hear a lot about parenting, what it takes to be a working parent, and you'll get some opinions on corporal punishment (spanking) as a form of discipline. This podcast sounds like two hard-working Americans sitting down to talk about the trials and tribulations of the daily grind, and that's exactly what it is. Real people, real opinions, real life. This was a pleasure to record and I hope you enjoy! Kelsey's Links: Dream Sweet Designs: https://www.instagram.com/dreamsweetdesigns/ (https://www.instagram.com/dreamsweetdesigns/) West Coast Horse Rides (Long Beach, WA): https://www.facebook.com/westcoasthorserides (https://www.facebook.com/westcoasthorserides) Show Links: Join the Ramble Patreon for EXCLUSIVE Content! https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): White Crowned Sparrow, Torii Wolf. Still Fly, Revel Day. Topics/Keywords: Long Beach Peninsula; tourism; drunk driving; car accidents; West Coast Horse Rides; Back Country Horse rides; Dream Sweet Designs; search engine optimization (SEO); entrepreneurship; childhood; parenting; education; diesel mechanics; graphic design; Etsy.com; Glowforge; Depression; Anxiety; stress; creativity; art; makers vs artists; sleep training; spanking; the Bible; child abuse; parasites; fleas; lice; self-care; divorce; coparenting; travel; moving on. Support this podcast
Nov 13 2021
2 hrs 30 mins
Some Stars Shoot, and Some Don't with Andrew Lapidus
Internationally-acclaimed linguist Andrew Lapidus makes his second appearance on Ramble by the River and he does not disappoint. He gives us that trademark Lapidus wit as he explains the recent unemployment scare that almost became a deportation, along with some stories that he didn't plan to talk about, regarding the skeletons in his closet, and he mentions J.K. Rowling way, way less than last time. On this epic two hour masterpiece Jeff and Andrew traverse a variety topics, exploring the human experience, across a range of emotion so broad, yet somehow still so deep. You'll hear Andrew's review of Apple's most popular accessories, and periodically Jeff will try to convince Andrew of the promise of NFTs and cryptocurrency. You'll hear Andrew question the morality of billionaires, and Jeff whine about the loss of once-abundant natural resources. This was a fun episode to make and I really like the way it turned out. Andrew is a hilarious guy with a brilliantly sharp and witty mind. You are not going to want to miss this one. Ramble by the River is for entertainment only. [Time Stamps:] [Start Crypto/NFT talk: 56:30] [Stop Crypto/NFT talk: 1:18:30] Topics/Keywords: Kettlebell Simple and Sinister, by Pavel; Larry David; Seinfeld; expatriates; unemployment; employment; work visas; product design; Magic Mouse; Apple Computers; billionaires; Elon Musk; Don McClean; Starry, Starry Night; Twitter, homophobia; political correctness; learning from mistakes; Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Kahneman; social contagion; Facebook; Meta; Drunken Pandas NFT; Fancy Frenchies NFT; Degenerate apes NFT; the meta verse; NFTs; cryptocurrencies; Bored Apes Yacht Club; impulsivity; 2016 election; 2012 apocalypse; nature of reality; multiverse; family; weird beer names; metaphors; The Pacific; war movies; Band of Brothers; PTSD; Kiki’s Delivery Service; My Neighbor Totoro; Song of the Sea; Puffin Rock; face-blindness; fusiform gyrus; The Departed; hunting; hunting regulations in Europe; salmon stocks; American bison; logging; old-growth forests; redwood forest; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge; Don Bonker Trail; Long Island; shooting stars; dogs; German Shepard; Akita; awkward moments; Crypto/NFT talk. Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. En Tur; I Skargarden. Support this podcast
Nov 6 2021
2 hrs 21 mins
No Biscuits in Bangkok with Annika Wolters
From humble beginnings, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Annika Wolters has made her mark on the world as a journalist, academic, and world-traveler. She is currently living in Bangkok, Thailand and working as a video editor for the Associated Press. But as we know, nothing worth having comes easy, and the last few years have provided countless challenges for this ambitious young woman. Join her and Jeff as they ramble their way through growing up on the West coast, attending Western Washington University (where Annika was President of the A.S.), traveling to Thailand, and navigating a pandemic while living abroad. Annika is a warm, thoughtful, and funny person and this is a really enjoyable conversation. It was great to catch up with an old friend and to discover that she has been out there accomplishing her goals and conquering her demons. Annika has accumulated some impressive achievements, but she remains humble and down to earth. She is out there making waves across the planet, and I'm proud to claim her as one of ours. After all, she started out as just another beach kid with a dream. Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoy! Please Subscribe, Share, Rate, and Review! #keepramblin Topics/Keywords: Travel; living-abroad; Thailand; Bangkok; The Hangover II; Religion; cultural contrast; Education; Communications; Journalism; censorship; Western Washington University; Associated Press; Cronkite School; Arizona State University; employment; student loans; student loan forgiveness; HGTV; Beach house Bargain Hunt; real estate; cars; Anxiety; Covid-19 pandemic; vaccination; immunization; buried treasure; relationships; Americorps; The Depot Restaurant; investing; cryptocurrency; NFTs; Ilwaco High School; manic candy-making; chocolate truffle recipe; Depression; Bellingham, WA; Karate Church; dorm-living; forgetting potatoes in a drawer; cleaning toilets at the state fair; Old Country Buffet; rowing; kayaking; air quality; Denzel Washington; American Gangster; Angkor Wat; LIDAR; Phimai Historical Park; Wat Mahatat; Buddhist religious sculpture; deity fashion; iconoclasm; religious tolerance; Ebony Ex-Pats; Thanksgiving in Thailand; salads; Thai salad; anchovies; magnesium eye twitch; seafood; Deep River; Our Only May Amelia; Naselle; Free Willy; The Goonies; clarinet; high school band; journalism; Romancing Mr. Bridgerton; Shonda Rhymes; Jane Austen; reading; plastic surgery; breast reduction; medical tourism; breast cancer; parenthood; motherhood; opportunity cost Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Shining, shining, Coco. Hallelujah chorus (From Handel's Messiah), performed by Royal Choral Society at Royal Albert Hall. Support this podcast
Oct 30 2021
2 hrs 6 mins
Steer-daubin', Apple-bobbin', and Hob-nobbin' with Ned Bittner
In this outrageous 50th episode, four-time State Champion barrel racer, Ned Bittner stops by the crab-shed to shoot the breeze with Jeff about coaching, fatherhood, and the challenges we face in the world today. Ned reveals some of his close-held opinions about raising kids, and he spills the beans on his hidden horse-related past. Don't miss it! Geoff Hylton, long-time friend of the show, makes a special guest appearance during the introduction and he tells a story about a time he was sexually assaulted by an elderly woman in public. It really makes you think. I laughed a lot while editing this one, and that doesn't mean everyone will love it, but it is usually a good sign. You might not be able to tell, but I was a bit nervous in the beginning and started to relax as we went along. It can be stressful meeting your role models under new circumstances. But I think we pulled it off. Big thank you to Ned Bittner for being my guest and to Geoff Hylton for helping me with the intro. I love both of these guys and I had a blast making this podcast with them. I hope you enjoy. Topics/Keywords: Podcasts; pandemic life; waste disposal; finding treasure; recycling; pyromania; forest fires; inflation; government spending; printers; high school football; 69; best athletes; athlete-culture; regret; perspective; WWU Men’s Crew; rowing; safety; CTE; Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Fishermen Bam-Bam; bullying; hazing; coaching strategies; coaching kids; coaching girls; teachers; Chinook Indian Nation; football camp; Camp Rilea; Josh Dale; sunburns; Covid-19; Battle at the Beach; sacrifice; being a dad/coach; chasing waterfalls; Rainbow falls State park; Discovery Trail; Scotch Broom; Cape Disappointment State Park; Patternspein Speed Racing; barrel racing; horse racing; steer daubing; sibling rivalries; cryptocurrency; investments; risk; collectibles, digital collectibles; NFTs; life insurance; mortality; local sports clubs; Astoria Parks and Recreation; flag football; Ilwaco High School; Ilwaco football stadium; weight-lifting; time management; tattoos; open gym; Chico’s Pizza; local traditions; Nike; nautical tattoos; family; fishing. Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Support this podcast
Oct 23 2021
2 hrs 37 mins
The 10 year-old Who Runs 10ks and 10x Investments in 10 days!
Jeff talks about the Great Columbia Crossing 10k, where last weekend he competed with his young daughter and she did incredibly well. We also get to hear more from local fisherman, property owner, and crypto enthusiast, Ross Kary. In the second half of the interview, the conversation rambled away from crypto and into more varied and topical subjects like bushcraft, solar flares, and the last stand of the Suicide Brothers. Ross explains what it takes to become a Vessel Captain in the eyes of the law, and Jeff finds out that Ross has famous Native American blood in his veins. Ross is a man with a lot of unique knowledge to share and it was great to have him with me on Ramble by the River. I hope you enjoy the show. Topics/Keywords: rypto; NFTs; Finance, Internet Computer Protocol; Ethereum; Cardano; Opensea; Solanart; Cryptopunks; Alaska; fishing; camping; bushcraft; seafood; pregnancy; new parents; immigrants from Finland, 23andMe; genetics; comedy; existential threats; pandemic life; Portland, Oregon; Hood to Coast; running; National debt; Alex Becker; Elon Musk; TV; Christopher Walken; Scarface; Deer Hunter; Al Pacino; race; ethnicity; Cheyenne River Sioux Lakota tribe; cultural appropriation; Native American culture; Swiftcloud; Suicide Brothers; Crazy Horse; climate change; investing; inflation; real estate; mass coronal ejection; solar flares; faraday cage; Tesla coils; Chainlink; time travelers; GPU; crypto mining; Vosk coin; youtube; ASIC miners; video games; Starcraft; Diablo II; gambling; D-race; FUD; Polkadot;  Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Old Time Circus, Luella Gren. Support this podcast
Oct 16 2021
1 hr 38 mins
The Collision of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Technology with Dr. David Shirazi
Dr. David Shirazi is the founder of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Center of Los Angeles, he holds multiple advanced degrees in dentistry and acupuncture, and he has traveled the world to find the best solutions for the problems that may be hurting you while you sleep. Dr. Shirazi joined me to discuss medical science, ancient wisdom, current practices, and how they all intersect to form his view of the best ways to maintain and even improve our health. Healthy sleep is vital to healthy function. But what makes sleep "healthy"? So many of us experience low-quality sleep for years or even decades, and may not even be aware that they have a problem. Did you know that children who are breastfed are far-more likely to develop proper breathing/swallowing mechanics? Not to mention, better breast-handling skills. Sleep apnea is an increasingly common threat that affects a growing swath of the population, including kids! But did you know that a commonly administered treatment can literally change the shape of a child's face, causing serious damage that can impair development and cause disordered breathing? No? Well my friend, get ready to learn some new shit. A big THANK YOU to Dr. Shirazi for being an excellent guest. Enjoy the show! Topics/Keywords: Howard University; Temporomandibular Joint Disorder; craniomandibular orthopedics; polysomnographic technologist; sleep research; sleep technology; polysomnogram studies; sleep labs; first-night effect; China-Beijing International Acupuncture training center; Acupuncture; Taoism; Qi; energy; Human Genome Project; junk DNA; psychedelics; pharmaceutical drugs; eastern medicine; western medicine; preventative care; massage; Japanese needles are the best; New German Medicine; breath; breathing; Sleep health; box-breath technique; fight-or-flight mode; nasal rinse; essential oils; functional orthodontics; nasal breathing; mouth-breathing; evolutionary biology; breastfeeding; Sleep apnea in children; human growth hormone; Nutrition and Physical Degradation; Weston Price; passive self-ligation; holistic health, integrated medicine. ------------------------------------------------ Breath, By James Nestor [Audible link] --> Click here. -------------------------------------------------- CONNECT WITH DR. DAVE SHIRAZI Website https://tmjandsleeptherapycentre.com/ (https://tmjandsleeptherapycentre.com/) Twitter https://twitter.com/DocDavidShirazi (https://twitter.com/DocDavidShirazi) Facebook www.facebook.com/DavidShiraziTMJ/ Linkedin www.linkedin.com/in/dave-shirazi-2281917/ ----------------------------------------------- Ramble by the River Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access to bonus content! https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) ----------------------------------------------- Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------ Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) ----------------------------------------------------- Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Mr. Wilson Visits, Mary Riddle. They Say I'm Mad, Mary Riddle. PANTRY DROP (instrumental version), Zorro. Support this podcast
Oct 2 2021
1 hr 48 mins
Boho-hobos, Drugs, and Nudie Mags with Cody Chalker
Cody Chalker makes his triumphant return and we talk about a variety of topics including higher education, finance, and the World-famous Twinsday Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. I have been friends with Cody for almost 30 years and it felt great to kick it with an old friend. I don't think we solved any of the world's problem's or answered any of the unanswered questions, but that didn't stop us from trying and we had a ton of laughs along the way. I hope you enjoy. Topics/Keywords: Student loans; higher education; trade school; on-the-job training; Salt Lake City; Utah; homelessness; family; finance; blockchain; cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance; Solana; Dogecoin; meme-coins; twin studies; Louis CK; Harvey Weinstein; Bill Gates; COVID-19 vaccine; sexual assault, privacy, technology; addiction; recovery; bachelor parties; Tony Robbins; Shallow Hal; tall guys who can’t dunk; camping; Salt Lake Community College; parenting teens; retirement; absorbed twins; privacy; paintball accidents; Five Guys Burgers and Fries; Papa Murphy’s; Culver’s; cheese curds; ashwaganda; insulin-like growth factor; reproductive science; anxiety; Kratom; herbal remedies; benzodiazepines; antidepressants; gluten; Celiac’s Disease; sugar; cooking; eating healthy; money management; gambling; Ethereum; NFTs; trucks; Toyota; GMC Canyon; Tesla; Cybertruck; King of the Hill;   The Simpsons; sitcoms; TGIF; South Park; Comedy Central; soft-core porn; the weather. -------------------------------------- Ramble by the River Links: Patreon for exclusive episodes Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Alone on a Swan in LA (instrumental version), Pandaraps. Support this podcast
Sep 25 2021
2 hrs 4 mins
The Crypto Episode with Ross Kary (part I)
In part 1 of this 2-part episode, Ross Kary joins Jeff in the studio to discuss cryptocurrency, block-chains, NFTs, and much much more. Ross tells us all about how he found his love of cryptocurrency trading, what to look for when choosing investments, and what pitfalls to avoid to keep your gains. We discuss why crypto is so important, how people can get involved with low-risk strategies, and we explain the uses and benefits of NFTs or Non-fungible tokens. If you have ever been curious about cryptocurrency but feel overwhelmed by the jargon and just don't know where to begin, this is a great place to start. We cover the basics and you will not get lost. Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoy. This is not investment advice and you should always invest responsibly, with the help of a financial professional. Links: Coinbase Referal Link... Sign up now and get $10 of free Bitcoin when you buy or sell at least $100 of digital currency. Claim your invite now: https://www.coinbase.com/join/nesbit_j9s?src=ios-share Let me know if you need help, Jeff Nesbitt *****Ross Kary Twitter: @Crabbercrypto***** Ramble by the River Links: Join the Ram-fam. Subscribe today for exclusive access... Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) *****Crypto Terms and Definitions PDF---> https://www.ramblebytheriver.com/crypto-terms-and-definitions (CLICK HERE)***** Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Whipped Up, Gregory David. Topics/keywords: Cryptocurrency; blockchain; censorship; religion; shame; kids; Alex Becker; YouTube; JRNY Crypto; fiat currency; gold standard currency; sound money; legal tender; store of value; asset; digital gold; GPU crypto mining; Satoshi Nakamoto, Milton Freeman; Bitcoin Whitepaper; Silk Road; dark web; Ethereum; Vitalik Buterin; smart contracts; automation; robots; economy; #learntocode; scams; Andrew Yang; industrial automation; The Cash App; Square inc.; crypto wallets; hardware wallets; software wallets; Coinbase Wallet; Dogecoin; Elon Musk; speculative markets; Scarcity; Tesla; futurism; artificial intelligence; Tesla-bot; I, Robot; Polygon; Decentraland; crypto casinos; Discord; Treeverse; Dogepound; Cryptopunks; VISA; Arizona Iced Tea; Pet Rock; Logan Paul; Polygon; MATIC; Fancy Frenchies. Support this podcast
Sep 18 2021
1 hr 10 mins
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Cindy Guzman
Cindy Guzman visits the crab shed to talk about her life and the lessons that she has learned along the way. We covered her childhood in a rural Pacific Northwest town, her move to Mexico during her teen years, and her return the the foggy coast of Washington with a new perspective. Cindy is wise beyond her years and has many useful pieces of insight that can help anyone to live a more fulfilling life. She talks about the contrast between Mexico and the United States and suggests a few ways that the two cultures could benefit from trying to be a bit more like the other. It is obvious that Cindy has a deep love for her home and the people who live around her. She talks a lot about community building, altruism, and kindness. It was nice to be reminded that sometimes life can be simple if we let it be. Sometimes what really matters is just making sure everyone around is okay for now, and we can worry about everything else when we have no other choice. Cindy will help you to see that your life is actually pretty good and maybe looking at it from a different angle can help to make that clear. Thank you so much for being a listener! I love you guys! Topics/Keywords: Taking chances; rejection; fear; work-ethic; marriage; Caesar Encinas; dating; match-making; dealing with loss; losing friends; Mexican culture; Hispanic communities; racism; Mexico; drug cartels; tradition; cultural appropriation; moms; bystander effect; divorce; broken families; mixed families; cultural anger; the evil eye; the law of attraction; karma; tomato farming; child labor; Mexican food; border crossing; legal immigration; illegal immigration; corrupt government; cultural assimilation; great American melting pot; English as a second language; raising a big family; extended family; multigenerational living; burritos; spending money; financial responsibility; community service; altruism; inclusion; human sameness preference; old white people; tamales; Mexican food; Pacific County Washington; population demographics; ancestry.com; 23andMe.com; genealogy; dialects; Mayan calendar; Chinook Indian Nation; ethnic cleansing; Native American Church; Peyote religion; Jalisco; tequila; gender roles; technology; screen time; unstructured free-play; boredom; poverty; perspective; gratitude; mental health; mental illness; stigma; homosexuality; secondary education; CJ Hawkinson; Ford Electric; Catholic Church; piñata; paper maché; Highland games; NFTs; Non-fungible tokens; emotional regulation; trauma; Links: During the show we mention the passing of our dear friend, Cesar Encinas. Here is the link to the GoFundMe page where you can make a donation to help his family cover medical expenses and funeral costs. Thank you. GoFundMe for Cesar Encinas funeral costs and family support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-the-loss-of-our-loved-one?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet (https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-the-loss-of-our-loved-one?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet) Ramble by the River Links: Join the Ram-fam. Subscribe today for exclusive access... Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): The Rooftop, Gregory David. Still Fly, Revel Day. Great American Melting Pot, School House Rock. Music & lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Vocals by Lori Lieberman.... Support this podcast
Sep 15 2021
2 hrs 15 mins
Instinct Gone Awry with Cody Chalker and Friends
In this episode of Ramble by the River, Cody Chalker stops by the crab shed to catch up with Jeff about life. He showed up early and guys start off talking about work, school, and what's cool on TikTok while Jeff finishes setting up the recording equipment. Our interview is cut short when an unexpected attack occurs just outside the studio and Cody has to leave early to take care of an issue that could not be ignored. In the latter half of the episode, Jeff explains what happened all of the commotion was about, and we get a few teaser clips from the next few episodes coming out over the next month. This week's episode is a good reminder that we can always work on remaining flexible and adaptive. We never know what random obstacles are going to present themselves and we have to be prepared to make changes on the fly. This episode almost didn't happen. It would have been easy to justify taking the week off after the chaos, but I decided to make something out of it anyway and I am so glad I did. I actually like the way this one turned out in the end and someday it will be a funny memory. Thank you for being a part of the Ram fam. I appreciate your time and support more than you will ever know. I hope you enjoy this episode. Topics/Keywords: Tik-Tok; golden retrievers; Instagram; Tinder; online dating; electrical wiring; working on the weekends; male-pattern baldness; receding hairline; gray hair; Visine; cannabis; Apple computers; MacOS; Google; WebMD; cancer; dogs; chickens; End of the World Rod Run; Beach Barons; Patriot’s Day; Tom Brady; FTX; Giselle Bundchen; dogs; chickens. Ramble by the River Links: Join the Ram-fam. Subscribe today for exclusive access... Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): You Know It, Da Sein. Nothing to be Scared of, Magnus Ringblom. And Then We Fell From The Sky, Across the Great Valley The Norman Kings, Bonnie Grace As the Years Go By, Johannes Bornlof. Still Fly, Revel Day. Support this podcast
Sep 11 2021
49 mins
Licking Flames and Liking the Burn with Diana Kirk
Diana Kirk is an impressive woman. She owns the number one bar in Astoria, Oregon, she is a wife and mother of three, and she is working on her second book, all the while, still doing her best to be there for family dinner each night. She took a break from her back-breaking workload to hang out in the crab-shed with me for two hours and it was awesome. Diana has alternative and controversial views about many things, including business management, homelessness, parenting and education. But somehow even when her views stand in stark contrast to public opinion, her good intentions shine through and it is obvious that she genuinely cares about the people around her. We talked about her involvement in the local community, her role at Workers Tavern, her parenting style, homeschooling her three boys, and the long road that led her to become a published author. We get a clear picture of the struggles, both internal and external, that come along with creative pursuits, and she provides valuable insight on how to handle critics and hate. I learned a lot from just listening. This podcast is full of laughter, insight, and genuine connection. It really shines a light on what it takes to create something out of thin air and then to sell it to mass audience. Hearing her story helped me come to terms with my own creative process. We also talked about business ownership, responsibilities as a boss, and how to handle drug addicts when they are out of control. She provides some critical perspective on the new drug laws in Oregon which have removed criminal penalties for drug possession, leaving business owners and private citizens without anyone to call when addicts are too much to handle. It was a perspective that I, admittedly had not considered before and it really got me thinking. I love this episode. It is one of my new favorites. It felt so genuine and real and it just really stuck with me after it was all over. I hope you all enjoy it too. Thanks for listening, Jeff Topics/Keywords: writing; writers; owning a bar; Homelessness; drugs; new drug laws; drug legalization; decriminalization; drug possession; mental health; mental health crisis; heatwave; Climate Change; drought; youth sports; swimming; baseball; Covid-19; raising boys; masculinity; antique trains; Oregon Institute of Technology; Astoria Film Museum; Flavel House; homeschooling; home education; hearing-impairment; high school; online education; extroverts; religious organizations; taxes; IRS; community service; charity; morality; Detroit; five-paragraph essay; anti conformity; Licking Flames; publishing; flipping houses; real-estate; Thailand; Creativity; cross-country travel; Jane Kirkpatrick; Anxiety; Stress; coping strategies; work/life balance; family; family dinner; raising teens; Social Psychology; body language; leadership; management; 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; motivation; Vice.com; Worker's Tavern; social media; parenting; cultural relativism; racism; virtue signaling. Diana Kirk Links: Website: https://dianakirk.wordpress.com (https://dianakirk.wordpress.com) email: workerstavern@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workerstavern/ (Worker's Tavern) | https://www.instagram.com/dianamkirk/ (Diana Kirk) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workerstavern (Worker's Tavern) | Diana Kirk Ramble by the River Links: Join the Ram-fam. Subscribe today for exclusive access... Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website):... Support this podcast
Sep 4 2021
2 hrs 6 mins
Long Friendships Make Long Telomeres with Dr. Kim Patten
Dr. Kim Patten has been on the top of my must-have guest list since I started Ramble by the River. In the world of aquatic invasive species, Dr. Kim Patten is a rockstar, and somehow, we got him to sit down in the crab-shed to share a few of the secrets of his success. He tells the story of his life; from his humble beginnings as a learning-disabled child on the ski slopes of Mammoth Lakes, California, through his controversial and highly-productive research career at Washington State University, to his recent retirement and the transition into grandparenthood and novice rowing. We talked about the huge impact that Dr. Patten has had on the Willapa Bay, local politics, and in my life. After giving me my first job in natural resources in 2005, Dr. Patten has been a mentor, a role model and my most-trusted advisor ever since. I owe my career to him and he has contributed so much to my view of what a good man should be like. I love him and I think you will too. Thank you for listening! To support Ramble by the River please visit... Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver Topics/Keywords: Kombucha; running; Olympic runners; learning disorders; Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; introversion; University of California Berkeley; UC Davis; Washington State University; grand-parenting; Texas A&M; Texas culture; culture shock; Arcata, CA; Portland, OR; homelessness; charitable giving; Climate Change; ecology; wildfires; sociology; Bill Gates; Covid-19; Spartina; Willapa Bay; WSU extension; Monsanto; Bayer; glyphosate; Sen. Sid Snyder; land-grant universities; aquatic weed management, cranberries; cranberry farming; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge; The Nature Conservancy; Olympic National Resource Center; plant morphology; invasive species; Western Fly-way; burrowing shrimp; ghost shrimp; carbaryl; cost/benefit analysis; caffeine; Washington State Department of Agriculture; rowing; sculling; 3D printing; Leadbetter Point State Park; gorse; Ulex Europeaus; fire; New Zeland; Bray Head; Bandon, Oregon; Goat Rocks; Mt. Rainier; wildflowers; bees; native bees; bombas melanopygus; bombas mixtus; mushrooms; boletus; golden chanterelles; Indian heavens wilderness; king boletes; boletus edulus; rabbit road; dopamine; Columbia Land Trust; Jug Lake; Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Patreon.com; Harvard longevity study; friendship; telomeres; Blue Zones; machismo; pickle ball; tendonitis; Platelet-rich plasma (PRP); stem cells; healing; physical-therapy; collagen; mitochondria; risk-perception; confirmation bias; unconscious mind; fallacies of logic; statistics; SAS, SPSS; Microsoft Excel; statistics; probability; String theory; quantum gravity; multiverse; Schrödinger’s cat; Seasonal Affective Disorder; sun exposure; skin cancer; melanoma; glyphosate; Round up; The Home Depot; gut; microbiome; fecal colony transplant; 23andMe; genetics; Alzheimer’s Disease; Parkinson’s Disease; free will. Ramble by the River Links: Join the Ram-fam. Subscribe today for exclusive access... Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Be My Remedy, House of Say Read about Dr. Patten's Lifetime Achievement Award... https://news.wsu.edu/2019/03/12/lifetime-achievement-award-caps-extension-scientists-career/ (https://news.wsu.edu/2019/03/12/lifetime-achievement-award-caps-extension-scientists-career/) #keepramblin Support this podcast
Aug 28 2021
1 hr 57 mins
Call the S.W.A.T. Team, We've Got A Wild One with Devannon Hubert
Devannon Hubert is the host of Sex, Drugs, and Jesus, a podcast that highlights taboo concepts and the people that enjoy them. He joined me on Ramble by the River to discuss his life as a gay man, his experience of being excommunicated from his church, his time in the military, his rise to prominence in the black-market drug trade; his HIV diagnosis; and his eventual arrest by SWAT team. We covered a lot of ground over two hours and kept coming back to ideas about how to practice acceptance and tolerance in a world that sometimes feels so hostile and unforgiving that selfless love feels impossible. We covered hypnosis, drug abuse, religion, romance, social manipulation, oppression, hate, love, and podcasting. Devannon brings his irreverent and hilarious sense of humor to these heavy topics and the result is something magical. I really like this episode. I think it shows how two people can appear to be quite different on the surface, but deep down we all share so much in common. I had a great time making this thing and I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you want to support the show... Go to the all new Ramble by the River Patreon. Thank you so much for being part of the Ram-fam, Jeff Topics/Keywords: podcasting; starting a podcast; Podmatch.com; Alex Sanfilipo; matchmaker.fm; Descript.com; audio editing, audio production; podcast community building; church; LBGTQ; children’s church; community service; volunteering to serve; gay-affirming church; The Golden Compass; Nicole Kidman; The Matrix; mass-deception; hypnotherapy; stage hypnosis; highly-suggest-able state; critical thought; executive control; willful suspension of disbelief; personality types; LSD-assisted hypnotherapy; psilocybin; Triumph of the Will; Adolf Hitler; Hitler Youth; propaganda; evangelical church; evangelists; Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; gay in the military; The Village People; homosexuality conversion; conversion therapy; gold-star gay; dreams; dreaming; dream-interpretation; Sigmund Freud; dream symbols; prophetic dreams; supernatural abilities; premonitions, deja vu; collective unconscious; Carl G. Jung; Buddhists; religious diversity; philosophical autonomy; drunkenness; sobriety; abstinence; wine; alcohol; addiction; Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs; environmental correlates of addiction; Dr. Carl Hart; Columbia University; Drug Use For Grown-ups; relapse; harm-reduction strategy; Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous; heroin injection sites; needle exchange; morality; psychoactive substances; methamphetamine; cocaine; sugar; Christianity; Jesus Christ; free will; women’s right to choose; abortion; The Bible; Love; apostle Paul; House of Cards; Book of Acts; Joel Olstein, Joyce Meyers; John the Baptist, social isolation; idolatry; wealth; Sex, Drugs, and Jesus: A memoir of Self-destruction and Resurrection; HIV; AIDS; Hepatitis B; drug dealers; selling meth; trauma; PTSD; SWAT; Houston, TX; trap house; bug chasers; HIV treatments; Truvada; Magic Johnson; Mary J. Blige; Chik-fil-A; Donald J. Trump. Guest Links: Devannon Hubert -Podcast: Sex, Drugs, and Jesus -Book (Coming soon): Sex, Drugs, and Jesus: A Memoir of Self-Destruction and Resuection Connect: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SexDrugsAndJesus/ (https://www.facebook.com/SexDrugsAndJesus/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabooTopix (https://twitter.com/TabooTopix) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devannon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/devannon) Websites: www.sexdrugsandjesus.com Ramble by the River Links: Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main page): RamblebytheRiver.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube:... Support this podcast
Aug 21 2021
2 hrs 1 min
The Future of Genetic Engineering with Mark Ryall
Mark Ryall, author of Age Decoded, joins me to discuss his new book, his career in education, and we really get into the topic of genetic engineering. Mark talks about his love of teaching and how an unexpected foray into running with his young daughter bloomed into an intensely-competitive triathlon hobby, and how he never quite felt like he fit in at engineering school. Genetic engineering is a topic that is easy to get lost in. There are so many moral and ethical concerns, and it can be quite difficult to understand in the first place. Mark and I cover many of the ethical issues and offer some attempt to make sense of CRISPR and related technologies. Mark describes many of the aspects of his book, Age Decoded, and we even get to hear him read a couple lines from the text. Age Decoded is the story of what happens to humanity after we solve the problem of aging and eventually learn how to reverse it. The book is full of excitement, curiosity, and even some romance. It's a fun read and you really learn a lot about the possibilities of the future. Thanks for tuning in, I hope you enjoy it! Topics/keywords: Education; coaching; parenting; running; long-distance running; University of Waterloo; engineering; mathematics; triathlon; physiology; aerobic capacity; David Sinclair; Harvard University; Steven Horvath; UCLA; George Church; diseases of aging; reverse aging; speculative fiction; CRISPR; gene editing; Huntington’s Disease; Imperial College London; nano-robotics; Nobel Prize; Intellia Therapeutics; Schizophrenia; Bi-polar disorder; Icahn Institute Genomics Institute; genetic depression; liver disease; Emmanuelle Charpentier; Jennifer Doudna; chronic pain; clinical depression; Elon Musk; Neural-ink; Brave New World; Aldous Huxley; Françoise Baylis; Altered Inheritance; Dalhousie university; Halifax Nova Scotia; Harvard University Press; telomeres; C.S. Lewis; The Abolition of Man; eugenics; Adolf Hitler; obesity; Eddie Murphy; blindness; robotics; Ray Curtswhile; The Singularity; quantum computing; World Antidoping Agency; DNA; Eugenics; scientific education; WWII; Nazi scientists; blindness; Down’s syndrome; Turing test;  Links: Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) Facebook: Jeff Nesbitt (Ramble by the River)https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Computerized Synthesis of Happiness, Oh The City. Support this podcast
Aug 14 2021
1 hr 21 mins
Attraction, Chemistry, and Other STEAMy Talk with Dr. Stephanie Ryan
Jeff is joined in the studio by his 3 year-old daughter Amelia and they open the show with some light Newtonian physics review, which is not as easy as it sounds. This week's guest, Dr. Stephanie Ryan Ph.D., joins Ramble by the River to discuss her new book, her life as a working mother during the pandemic, and some of the nuances of science education with younglings. Dr. Ryan is a smart, witty, and very genuine person and it was a great conversation. We keep it pretty topical and focused primarily on science and the way science impacts the many facets of contemporary life. She gives a great explanation of what is in her book, Let's Learn About Chemistry (available on Amazon), and provides some fascinating insight into the process of creating it and bringing it to market. Jeff even presses into a few areas that are not so kid-friendly and Dr. Ryan does a good job of navigating those tricky subjects... If you are tired of seeing your kids stare blankly at a screen while they passively absorb information, get involved! Stephanie gives plenty of examples of things we can do to learn science concepts right at home, with supplies that are probably already in your cabinets. In this post-Covid world, we all need a little help figuring out how to navigate the "new normal". This podcast is a great way to start. Thank you all for being part of the Ram Fam. I love you, Jeff Links: Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) Facebook: Jeff Nesbitt (Ramble by the River)https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Bubblesong, Luna the Cat Topics/keywords: Education; chemistry; Let’s Learn Chemistry; teaching; STEM; STEAM; learning through play; repetition; Science; technology; engineering; mathematics; art; early-childhood education; what is Science?; jargon; higher education; Neil deGrasse Tyson; Bill Nye; science-communication; easy science at home; writing a book; outdoor recreation; vaccines; RNA; DNA; traditional vaccines; historical medicine; COVID-19; infographics; Coulomb’s law; magnetism; periodic table of elements; working from home; masking protocol; Fauci; memories; trauma; pandemic pod; online elementary education; mortality; talking about mortality with kids; Disney-Pixar; Soul; Inside Out; Sesame Street; Muppets; YouTube; PBS Kids; PBS; Wild Kratts; Curious George; iPad games for kids; educational games; Ozmo; PJ Masks; video games; Podmatch.com; TikTok; Instagram;  Support this podcast
Aug 7 2021
1 hr 11 mins
Podcaster Life. Real Talk.Talk That Bay Slang We Doin' That Bay Thang with Jeb Sheldon
Jeb Sheldon is not your average college student. This Washington State University junior in Agricultural Technology and Production Management is training to inherit the family Oyster business on the shores of Willapa Bay, in Southwest Washington. Jeb sat down with me to share some of the inside details of the oyster business, including the pains and frustrations that are inevitable along the way. We get to hear some insights from the early days of Spartina eradication and Jeb reflects on his high standards for land stewardship, which he credits to his years spent watching his father and grandfather always prioritize the habitat while doing business. We delved into his role as Chaplin (basically like a priest/sheriff) of his WSU fraternity and he spoke on the ways he has grown as a result of the experience, how it can be difficult to dole out punishment to his peers, but he still does it, and how quesadillas changed everything... We talk about his youthful pursuits in the performance and sporting arts; how his passion for hunting and fishing stood in stark contrast to his hatred of the theatre arts, vis-a-vis his critically-acclaimed portrayal of the seahorse in a local theatre production. We finish the conversation with a discussion of the current state of affairs in the cryptocurrency markets, and Jeff shares some of his portfolio secrets.(Ramble by the River is for entertainment only. It is not investment advice.). Jeb is a smart guy with a really bright future ahead of him. He seems to put a lot of effort into thoughtful and measured opinions and he is wise beyond his years. I had a great time making this episode, despite the insane time crunch (I usually have 10 days to edit/produce each episode, I did this one in 2 days)! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day, Love you all, Jeff P.S. Please share, comment, and review! Topics/keywords: Oysters; aquaculture; manila clams; Willapa Bay; natural resources; heat wave; Climate Change; fraternities; Long Beach; Leadbetter State Park; Snowy plovers; tides; cooking; seafood; wild game; spartina alterniflora; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge; land stewardship; pocket-knives; hunting; conservation; elk; deer; firearm safety; waterfowl; ducks; cooking wild game; Wild Kratts; PBS; Fallow Deer; Red Stag; Missoula Children's Theater; Sid's Market; tourism; Washington State University; burrowing shrimp; Dr. Jim Durfey; Dr. Kim Patten; beef; steak; meat-smoking; Mastercraft; Mr. Beer; home-brewing; North Beach Peninsula; Covid-19; quesadillas; David Goggins; community service; technology; Dogecoin; Elon Musk; Bitcoin; Polkadot; Cardano; Ethereum; cryptocurrency; stable coins; central bank digital currency (CBDC). ----------------------------------------------------------- Links: Jeb Sheldon instagram: @px_boone Willapa National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Willapa/ (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Willapa/) -------------------------------------------------------- Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) Facebook: Jeff Nesbitt (Ramble by the River)https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) -------------------------------------------------------------- Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Long Distance Travel, Radio Night. Fields of Hope, Magnus Ringblom. Kite Lines, Mike Stringer. Support this podcast
Jul 24 2021
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