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BMTT is an unscripted, no-holds-barred podcast based in Seoul. We talk pop culture, current issues, and pretty much whatever else holds our interest. It’s basically a volatile mixture of praising the good and trashing the bad according to the universal standard—us. Sheltered souls and members of the PC brigade beware: this ain’t your grandma’s bingo party.
 
In a nod to the protest albums of the 1960s and 70s, Bhi Bhiman’s Peace of Mind finds inspiration in the chaos that is modern American life. So much so that he had to release the album as a podcast and dig deeper on everything from immigration to religion, racism to Russia with experts, activists and artists like author Dave Eggers, religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney & advocate Rabia Chaudry, LaDoris Cordell, and more. Part politics, part Behind the Music, all fascinating, Peace of Mind ...
 
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This zzZani? tale begins with Joon experiencing his first real heartbreak, which launched his journey from being a hurtboi into a wannabe fuckboi. In this episode, Joon tells us about the time he accidentally got into a relationship, as well as other incidents in his dating life that ultimately got him to change his priorities and hang up his f ...…
 
Lena's zzZani? story begins with her journey as a pioneering Tinderella (read: she's was in the Tinder game before it went mainstream in Korea). Having spent most of her life in Hong Kong, Lena searched for love in the wild wild east of Korean Tinder upon moving back to her motherland. So fellas--listen up as Lena gives her two cents on the 'do ...…
 
On this episode, we invite Tucson-based photographer, Justin Haugen (@justin_haugen_photography), to chat about the changing landscape of photography. Cameras have never been so prevalent, portable, or as powerful as they are today. Now, even the smallest smartphone cameras are capable of challenging the big, professional camera rigs. This deve ...…
 
Evan is a self-described 'Buddha' for being single for over one year. But what's even crazier is that he doesn't seem to mind. There's no inner 'drive' for him to go out and date someone, but society keeps telling him that this isn't normal. Why should he feel weird about being single when he's fine with it? On this episode, we talk about Evan' ...…
 
The subject of Korea's mandatory military service for male citizens is a contentious one. While some see it as complete waste of time, others see it is an important experience to foster 'discipline,' 'patriotism,' and 'masculine maturity.' On this episode, we invite our friend Mike (@_adaacid_) to weigh in on his own personal experiences with c ...…
 
Having just moved to Seoul from Toronto with a one-way ticket, Charlie shares her stories about settling into her new life, heartbreak, self-discovery, and loving love. As a self-described serial dater, Charlie hasn't really spent a lot of time being single in the past nine years. But moving from one relationship to another has taught her profo ...…
 
It's safe to say that the modern day social hub of the internet is our 'group chats.' Whether its on Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Line, or Kakao, we all have group chats to socialize with friends, plan an event, or just keep in touch. But just as each individual has a distinct personality, their unique personas are also reflected in the dynam ...…
 
The 'no-label relationship' is an intimately subjective matter that differs from one person to another. And perhaps herein lies in the complexity of making a 'no-label' relationship work. Whereas one might interpret it as a unique but committed relationship -- the other may see it as a no-strings-attached free for all. In this episode, we bring ...…
 
It seems we're at a dilemma when it comes to talking about ourselves. Flex too much and you're considered obnoxious or conceited. Flex too little and you're considered uninteresting or unaccomplished. So how do we find that sweet spot in-between? It's called the art of the humble flex, where you take flex-worthy things about yourself and drop t ...…
 
BRING ME THE TOWER (BMTT) is an unscripted, no-holds-barred podcast based in Seoul. We talk pop culture, current issues, and pretty much whatever else holds our interest. It’s basically a volatile mixture of praising the good and trashing the bad according to the universal standard—us. Sheltered souls and members of the PC brigade beware: this ...…
 
In the final episode of Peace of Mind, Bhi shares a very personal story about how suicide has touched his life in recent years. How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains (TEDx): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rRzTtP7Tc Listen to Peace of Mind (the album): https://lnk.to/peaceofmindthealbum Tour dates: https://bhiman.com…
 
Peace of Mind presents a special episode of the hit podcast Switched on Pop featuring Bhi as the guest. Switched on Pop is about the making and meaning of popular music; hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding, produced by Vox. They break down pop songs to figure out what makes a hit and what is its place in culture. An ...…
 
Gender inequality and gender politics. The song for this episode is “GIANT” and it was inspired by the millions of women who are often unsung and overlooked. Our guests include Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, author and journalist Amy Westervelt, and we’ll also hear a very personal story from one of our past guests about a female GIANT in his life. Twit ...…
 
This episode is a showcase for some of the lawyers who are pushing back on the Trump Administration in courts everyday -- like Jonathan E. Taylor who helped bring the emoluments cases against Trump. We'll also hear more from retired judge LaDoris Cordell who shares her own story and a chance encounter that lead her to the law. The song for this ...…
 
In this episode we examine the rise of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s foray into Western politics and the election of Donald Trump. Our Active Measures director Jack Bryan, comedian and host of Mueller She Wrote, Jaleesa Johnson, and journalist Neil Docherty who wrote and directed the PBS Frontline documentary, Putin’s Way. The song for this episo ...…
 
What roles do religion and faith play in how Americans live their lives? From the discrimination people face because of their religion to the optimism that faith can bring, we explore it all in this episode. Our guests are religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney, advocate and podcaster Rabia Chaudry (of Serial, Undisclosed and The 45th), and aut ...…
 
Immigration policy and its human consequences. We’ll discuss the differences between immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, and how these groups are often treated as criminals. Our guests are Ahilan Arulanantham (attorney, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project and Macarthur Fellow), Paola Mendoza (activist, artist and author), and Todd S ...…
 
The multi-pronged attack on voting in America. While there are threats from outside countries, like Russia and China, the greatest danger comes from within — from politicians and lawmakers who pervert the voting process to suit their agenda through gerrymandering, voter ID laws, and intimidation. Our guests are Dale Ho (Director, ACLU Voting Ri ...…
 
Democracy – the places where it thrives, the places where it dies. And what’s at stake when any one of the 4 pillars of democracy are threatened. Our guests are investigative journalist and Frontline producer Neil Docherty, retired superior court judge LaDoris Cordell and journalist Salem Solomon (Voice of America’s Africa division). The song f ...…
 
In the first episode of Peace of Mind, we’re talking about the fear and madness that characterizes so much of this crazy time in America. Our guests are author Dave Eggers, Glynn Washington (host of Snap Judgement on NPR) and renowned social psychologist, Lee Ross. The song for this episode is “Brother Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind?” Listen ...…
 
A sneak peek of the new album and podcast from popular indie musician Bhi Bhiman, featuring Dave Eggers, Reza Aslan, Rabia Chaudry, and more. Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more: https://peaceofmindpod.comBy Critical Frequency.
 
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