Best natural history podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
 
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Natural Histories
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Brett Westwood explores our relationship with nature and its impact on human culture and society, complimented by comedy sketches and the Natural History Heroes series. UK Only.
 
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and p ...
 
A Backpacking Through History Podcast
 
A monthly discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada.
 
Expand your world with talks about science, history, and culture held across the Natural History Family of Museums: the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and the William S. Hart Park and Museum.
 
Nature notes and inquiry from the Montana Natural History Center.
 
Sophie Fern and guests chat about our amazing natural history and local wonders
 
Nature notes and inquiry from the Montana Natural History Center.
 
Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of ...
 
Podcast by Dan Byrne-Smith
 
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
 
We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the geology podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
 
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Sidedoor
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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Tony Cohn sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
Notable Women in Natural History (selected works)
 
Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.
 
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Palaeocast
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A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.
 
Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.
 
an exploration podcast
 
Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of ...
 
Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of ...
 
Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of ...
 
History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of his life in the village. The book is in the form of a collection of letters to two friends, discussing the natural history of the areas that he knew, and natural history in general. White's intense curiosity and his love for the world about him flow through his simple, straightforward style, and a gentle sense of humour colours many of his anecdotes. (S ...
 
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NOVA | PBS
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NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at pbs.org/nova, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
 
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
 
Podcast dedicated to the side of history that goes bump in the night. Every episode's content features community time that includes listener mail and experiences, a “Moment In Oddity” and “History Of The Day” segments and then interviews and discussions about a historic location, event or person and the hauntings associated with the subject of the particular show. The tagline for the show is “Ghost tours for the theater of the mind” and our goal is to entertain you while creeping you out jus ...
 
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ExploreAStory
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A podcast about museums, science and storytelling, hosted by Emily Graslie. ExploreAStory is supported by the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Curious Minds – A podcast about Science, Technology and History.
 
A podcast about living, extinct, and imaginary animals!
 
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The Field Guides
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Nature nerds rejoice! The Field Guides is a monthly podcast that will bring you out on the trail, focusing on the science of our North American wildlife.
 
Your audio guide to the most fascinating and fun revelations, reports, and studies on the internet. Quick, concise, and infectiously entertaining, This Week I Learned promises to make learning fun again.
 
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Cultivating Place
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In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.
 
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Eat This Podcast
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Using food to explore all manner of topics, from agriculture to zoology. Eat This Podcast tries to go beyond the obvious to see how the food we eat influences and is influenced by history, archaeology, trade, chemistry, economics, geography, evolution, religion — you get the picture. We don’t do recipes, except when we do, or restaurant reviews, ditto. We do offer an eclectic smorgasbord of tasty topics.
 
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Natural Selections
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Conversations about the natural world with Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley, from member-supported North Country Public Radio.
 
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The Insight
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Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
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Weird World Weekly
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Weird World Weekly is a podcast which covers everything strange, unusual or like it says in the title, weird. On each episode Matt and Dave spin the wheel of weird to determine the story they’ll be talking about. It could be from the realm of the paranormal, mythological, conspiratorial or anything else we think is weird.
 
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
 
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Shadow Nation
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Shadow Nation, Americas Place for strange, Nathan Schoonover & Shaun Burris bring you the best in Hollywood Horror & the Paranormal each week. The undisputed CHAMPS of Hollywood Horror!
 
Exploring Environmental History is the podcast about human societies and the environment in the past.
 
We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the geology podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
 
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Isn't That Spatial
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Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever.
 
Sara and Adam explore unusual borders and try to find out where they came from.
 
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Space Talk
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Space Talk features discussions on a variety of space related topics from SpaceRef and our partners as well as public domain sources such as NASA. Topics include robotic and manned space exploration, space science, space policy, Mars, Astrobiology and everything in between.
 
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Science at AMNH
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Current science and the latest research from scientists at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and guest speakers.
 
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Skeptoid
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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.
 
In 2016-7, Ian McDonald tells one epic tale - the backstory to today's vegetarian and vegan movements. From the Ganges delta to the hills of New England, from the iron age to the present day, voices challenge the idea that other animals exist soley for humans. Discover philosopher kings, rebel poets, and forgotten heroes. Stories from vegan perspectives. Great radio that just happens to be vegan. This is The Vegan Option.
 
Where did the Nazca Lines come from? Who built Stonehenge, and what secrets lie concealed within Egypt's pyramids? To find out, join the NakedArchaeologists as they undress the past...
 
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My spiritual practice and transformative journey has been all about recontextualizing my reality. When you change your perception and step away from “the way things are supposed to be,” you start to understand that they already and always are. And when you take that line of thought and apply it to our bodies and treating disease… well, things c ...…
 
Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Become a fan of Hang Up and Listen and join the discussion of this episode on Facebook here: In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis are joined by Slate’s Nick ...…
 
What’s it like to be a Park Ranger at one of the biggest caves in the US? Let’s explore the other-worldliness of Carlsbad Caverns with Interpretive Park Ranger Katie Crowley to find out. She leads cave tours, helps answer visitor questions, and writes poetry about the sites she sees every day. Show Notes found at: https://www.virtualkamper.com/ ...…
 
Episode #171 is up- This week Matt sits down with Brad Courtney of Whiskey Row Books to talk about his book Prescott’s Original Whiskey Row- Available through our Amazon Link Recorded at The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, they talk Whiskey Row History and many of the myths, fables, & legends of the Row. Intro music is “Paco’s Song” from Danny Rome ...…
 
Use this plan to see 27 top sights in Washington, D.C. over the course of five days of visiting world-class attractions. Suggestions for dining and advance planning, as well as ideas for modifying the plan if you have more or less time to spend in Washington, D.C. are included. Click on the audio bar at the end of this post to listen to the acc ...…
 
A combination of factors led Lewis Nelson to enlist in the Army after college - 9/11; a family history of military service; and a history degree with a job that was going nowhere. So Nelson enlisted to become a linguist, and after several years of specialized training found himself in Iraq on two separate deployments with the 101st Airborne Div ...…
 
This is an exposition of Exodus 2:1-25. This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday morning, April 15, 2018. Intro: A change in status is hard. It’s hard when it comes even though it’s no ones’ fault. To go from happily married to widowed is excruciating. To go from the only child and thus the center of t ...…
 
Join Paranormal Now's host Alan B. Smith as he welcomes author Dan Hoquist to discuss the documented – and covered up – evidence for giants and the Anunnaki of biblical and Sumerian lore. Dan has discovered in his research a connection of lines astoundingly wide in planetary scope. Dan believes that the connection between the great Great Pyrami ...…
 
With its close proximity to major regional conflicts, artificial borders dictated by imperial politics instead of geography, limited natural resources and a swelling refugee population, we sit down to discuss the geopolitics of Jordan in this episode of the Stratfor Podcast. Stratfor analysts Emily Hawthorne and Mark Fleming-Williams take close ...…
 
Graduated from Chengdu TCM University Registered TCM Practitioner Tai Chi Quen and Qi Kung Master In 2011, Master Stanley was invited by Guangxi TCM University in China to help perform western research to prove the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine in healing a wide range of conditions. During this time, he amassed invaluable data a ...…
 
Record Paralympic medalist, multi-world record holder, Nike athlete, and Team USA wheelchair racer, Tatyana "The Beast" McFadden, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Born in Russia with a hole in her spine caused by spina bifida, Tatyana spent the first six years of her life in an orphanage. Six years without going to school, ...…
 
Barbara Snow joins KaliSara and RevKess for a discussion of her books and works. In her own words: Who I’ve been doesn’t matter except to give you a feel for who I am now. I lived many years in Houston, San Francisco, the mountains above Denver, and Cuenca, Ecuador. I lived with husbands, children, grandchildren, and happily alone with furry fr ...…
 
Florida's natural oysters are practically gone thanks to man and nature. New technology to save them might also end a way of life. Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley and features editor Stephanie Hayes discuss our obsession with oysters, from the history of this perfect protein to their uncertain future. Story by LAURA REILEY | Photos and ...…
 
Mari Kloeppel is drawn to paint through sheer passion for her subjects-animals. The species matters less to her than the personal connection she shares with the animal. For Kloeppel, it is beauty and familiarity that resonate most. Most she knows well, having lived with them for years at her rural home in Elkhorn, north of the Monterey Peninsul ...…
 
An introduction to us! Our wanderly paths into wellness including a brief history of Lydia's battle with glandular fever and the harsh realities of being a young parent; also Finn's love of rebellion and how it feeds his interest in natural health, with a chat about how we can integrate little bits of "me time" into our day.…
 
Social Immune Systems The Hidden Psychology of High-Stakes Organizational Decisions Some of the very best critical thinking research in the world has been done with flight crews and medical teams. There is an almost endless number of fascinating cases to explore. There’s one, though, that I’ve become more obsessed with than others. It happened ...…
 
The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars by Sebastian AbbotThe gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history.Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer’s next supe ...…
 
This week we take a break from the histories and dive into a rundown on the nature of magic. Talking points: the Abstracts, glossolails, weavers, conductors and binders, divine progeny, and the Tongue of Creation. We hope that this episode helps illuminate (or doubly confuse) you about the nature of Magic in Hâlume. We also wanted to let you kn ...…
 
Bill Hendricks: Well welcome to The Table podcast where we discuss issues of God and culture. I’m Bill Hendricks, Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Hendricks Center. Today we want to look at really what is the dark side of culture and this is the whole topic of human trafficking. I want to get into this by telling a story. It’s ...…
 
Emil Guillermo: The striker who became the teacher—Podcast with Asian American Studies professor Daniel P. Gonzales on how ethnic studies was birthed at SF State University Over the Easter weekend, Donald Trump was resurrecting his anti-immigrant rhetoric in tweets and off-handed comments. First, he blasted California for issuing pardons to a g ...…
 
Eugenics started in Harvard University in early 1900’s Charles Darwind is the father of the Evolution Theory. A theory is an educational guess is not a fact. The first International Eugenics Congress 1922 Took place in London on July 24 1912 . It was organized by the British Eugenics Education society. The second International Eugenics Congress ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo:Seneca, Berlin ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero: 2 of 2: by James Romm https://www.amazon.com/Dying-Every-Day-Seneca-Court-ebook/dp/B00F8F7OZQ/ref=sr13?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1522469897&sr=1-3 From acclaimed class ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo:Seneca, Berlin ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero: 2 of 2: by James Romm https://www.amazon.com/Dying-Every-Day-Seneca-Court-ebook/dp/B00F8F7OZQ/ref=sr13?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1522469897&sr=1-3 From acclaimed class ...…
 
In part 2 of "Why Do Dad's Leave?" we discuss the generational nature of father absence. How our family history and the generation's who came before use greatly contribute and help explain why Dad's leave. My hope is that it helps all of us to see the bigger picture in our society that contributes to father absence and makes it less personal. I ...…
 
Why are American youth being used as “useful idiots”? Have you paused to wonder why the average American young person cannot intelligently answer the questions, “What is Communism? What is Socialism? Who were Marx, Lenin and Stalin?”Today’s guest is Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, an American college professor who survived being born in Communist Rom ...…
 
In this second episode of the Modern Carnivore podcast I sit down with Robyn Migliorini who is a vegan turned hunter. Robyn and her husband Nick were strict vegetarians, and then vegans, until their bodies started giving feedback indicating that they weren’t getting all the nutrients they needed in their diet. However, considering the idea of b ...…
 
What has RISC-V done for you lately? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we chat with Rick O’Connor (executive director of the RISC-V Foundation) about the history of RISC-V, the evolution of the standards being developed within the foundation, and why Rick thinks that RISC-V is the most interesting thing to happen in the microprocessors in the ...…
 
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn Listen now Walker admin says Corps moving too fast on Pebble Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. The proposed gold and copper mine would sit upstream from Bristo ...…
 
Michael Imhotep of The African History Network discusses the April 2018 issue of National Geographic where they admit to Decades of Racist Coverage of no European people. “Black Panther” Online Lecture, Sat. March, 31st, 2018, 2pm – 4pm EST www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Register Here: 6 Online Course Bundle Pack from The African History Networ ...…
 
Taking Slow Travel to an Unbelievable Level In 1999, Ian Coates set out for an adventure that was supposed to be just four months. But, he got a bit sidetracked and was a few years late. He had no plan, no map, just the desire to explore and experience, and a positive, easy going attitude that literally took him places. He experienced cultures ...…
 
Launching off from the principle Jesus is always in view even when when not obvious, we are lead through both sessions seeing how Jesus mirrored Moses and David. There are others who Jesus mirrors too, but when looking at the covenantal history of God and his people we see a clear line and buildup to the New Covenant, Jesus Christ. Again we see ...…
 
Artists and curators Louisa Chambers and Olivia Punnett talk about the respective exhibitions they were involved in curating for the 2017 Wirksworth Festival, Veneer and Internal Nebular. Curated by Louisa Chambers and Emily Strange, Veneer brings together a group of diverse artists from around the country whose practices play with themes of do ...…
 
Fox pundit, world renowned war-hawk, and now Trump’s National Security Advisor. We take a look at John Bolton, and the bomb first ask questions second kind of policy he advocates. Plus Stormy Daniels goes on 60 Minutes, we’ve got the highlights, some discussion, and questions about the bigger picture. Then it’s a celebrity high-note, and a pack ...…
 
What was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history? Wrong! It was the Galveston Storm of 1900 when a 15-foot storm surge washed over an 8-foot high island and left an entire city with nowhere to run.
 
The Refromation, was an era all Christians should know about. We live in an age that was defined, created an sustained by the ideas and the men and women of the Reformation. From Liberal values to indivdual liberaty, from pubic education to secular sphere of public life the Reformation created the modern era. Almost nothing we know about the mo ...…
 
www.CariMurphy.com/radio-show www.StraightTalkfortheSoul.com (another uplifting community to support you!) I am dedicated to providing avenues for expanded awareness. I am dedicated to answering the grand questions of life such as “who are we?”, “why are we here?”, “what is our souls heritage and what did we come to contribute to this planet?” ...…
 
Transcript …there. How are you doing? All right. I am talking about, “A Theory of Functional Programming,” which is a book that I’m working on, and this is actually me working on it right now. I am going to talk about the topic, and hopefully, the transcript will turn into my book. I talked about a lot of things last time. That was last Friday, ...…
 
Technical outdoor gear can make all the difference in the world when you are traveling in wild places and enduring whatever weather nature tosses out. But, the trade-off is too often, ironically, a negative environmental impact with an excess of non-biodegradable pieces sitting in the land-fill. The outdoor apparel industry, with their history ...…
 
Today's guest on I Am Refocused Podcast Special Edition is Avraham Azrieli The Book: “Deborah Calling” (HarperCollins, 2017)Description: “Deborah Calling” is the second novel in the “Deborah Rising” series, an inspiring historical adventure about the first woman to lead a nation in human history. (Cover image provided separately)In the traditio ...…
 
(0-10 minutes) Corvas is a founder and CTO of Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Meow Wolf is a psychedelic art installation that is a mix between Disneyland and burning man. Corvas runs their technology. Stewart taught Corvas yoga and meditation previously and they discuss how his practice has evolved over the last ten years as he has helped t ...…
 
24toDouble Members Live Q&A – March 2018 24toDouble Members Questions asked: What do you do with your Wednesday night service if your small groups are branching out into individual meetings outside of the church meeting that night? How do you get people back for the third visit after the Pastor’s Breakfast? Is there anyone we should not include ...…
 
'Guideline number one is if it feels wrong, it is.' Joe Dolcetti Click To Tweet Joe Dolcetti is a futurist and an innovator in the field of human performance with an intimate and innate understanding of human movement and flow. He has a conditioning training, coaching and sport science career that has spanned over 31 years around the globe and ...…
 
"Trump adviser" is an oxymoron. Thus it has always been, and thus it shall ever be. President Donald Trump has rarely sought or heeded the advice of others, beginning several decades ago when he was a young developer in New York, through his years as a tabloid fixture and reality TV star, and on into the White House. The president trusts his ow ...…
 
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