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Our lives have changed – our politics need to change too. Now is a time for us to remember that we need each other as Americans. Now is a time for us to reject those voices that say we don’t. The Braver Angels Podcast brings you face to face with leading voices from across the divide alongside remarkable Americans you did not know existed. Experience a movement to reignite the spirit of America and defeat the forces that divide us. With John Wood, Jr., Ciaran O’Connor and April Lawson.
 
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Shelby Steele has been one of America's most important Black conservative voices for more than a generation. His recent documentary film "What Killed Michael Brown?" critiques the mainstream narrative surrounding the death of Brown, a tragedy which spark protests for social justice across America. But does Steele see any legitimacy in the new antir…
 
TProTV’s newest Edutainer and resident ITIL whiz Chris Ward joined Technado to talk about his upcoming courses like HVIT. He also shared his worst IT nightmare where an exploding transformer taught him a lesson about redundancy. In the news, the team looked at the new M1 processor-equipped computers from Apple, some issues related to Big Sur and Ma…
 
Cheyenne Donaghy, a junior at Detroit International Academy for Women, Autumn Brown, an Oklahoma State University aspiring Ph.D. candidate, and Keyshawn King, a Stanford University Class of 2022 member) tackle questions-of-curiosity. Which ones? Their vision, influencers, and cancel culture. They even probe the adult Angels' musings about celebriti…
 
"It's been an emotional rollercoaster." Ciaran O'Connor and John Wood, Jr., the original hosts of the Braver Angels Podcast, come together to discuss the 2020 election, its aftermath, and how we can begin to heal the nation, confront multiple crises at once, and build a House United in 2021 and beyond.…
 
In this episode, I am going to discuss what I have been doing for the past month, and more. Please visit https://sysadmintoday.com to subscribe. Host: Paul Joyner Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday Training: ITPRO.TV - https://go.itpro.tv/sat - For 30% off use co…
 
Sticking with the CertNexus theme, Director of Certifications Lindsay Bachman joined Technado to talk about what goes into making a brand new certification. She also spoke about the power of adding certs and degrees for job seekers. Then, in the brand new segment ‘News from Captain Obvious,’ the team was shocked to hear Ransomware gangs don’t alway…
 
It’s CertNexus month at Technado, so we went right to the source with an interview from CertNexus CEO Jeff Felice. After talking about what new certifications are on their roadmap, Jeff and the team discussed the pros and cons of degrees and certifications for IT workers. In other news, the team talked about a new AWS computing region in Europe, Br…
 
Artist and entrepreneur Alma Cooker, actor and Braver Angels social media manager Greg Steinbrecher, and Stacia Wilson of the Unity 2020 Movement join John Wood, Jr. to talk about the shifts in American political life on the eve of the election, and to survey the growing movement towards unity and political depolarization in American political life…
 
Braver Angels' holds as its ethos the ability to be opposite colors, emphasizing one's values, vocalizing beliefs and opinions, and be more than civil. Meet and hear Ms. Julie Boler, Braver Angels' Partnership Specialist, and a Blue. Hear Mr. Jim Allen, Red, also a specialist of a different sort - a retired US Special Forces warrior, Christian Past…
 
Stand-up comedian and entrepreneur Mike Casentini and Chris Paul, (host of Be Reasonable: with Your Moderator, Chris Paul), join John Wood, Jr. to have a real conversation about the 2020 election. Is President Trump corrupt? Can we trust the outcome of the vote? And can we get along regardless of the outcome? Mike and Chris trade fascinating person…
 
Salt Security’s Roey Eliyahu joined Technado to discuss one of the most vulnerable things security teams often overlook: APIs. They dissected an API issue at Uber that left accounts open to attack. Then, in the news, the guys covered Vint Cerf’s plan for Internet in space, Microsoft throttling availability of their October 2020 Windows 10 update, U…
 
This week on Technado, Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh from the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity joined the panel to share many of the amazing things their center is doing. He also helped the team understand the implications of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020. In the news, the guys discussed the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, …
 
Think swing voters don't exist? These two lifelong conservatives have decided to vote Biden this year. Join us to find out why. Braver Angels member Peggy Wardlaw is a former TX Republican congressional candidate, a mother, and an entrepreneur from a ranching family. Across the country member Andrew Stegmaier is a millennial, libertarian software d…
 
Symmetry Systems’ Mohit Tiwari joined Technado this week to talk about his journey from university professor to start-up CEO. He explained the company’s focus on data store and object security before sharing his worst IT nightmare with the group. In the news, the team looked at a cyberattack that affected online classes in Massachusetts, Microsoft’…
 
Author Thomas Chatterton Williams is a unique and insightful voice out in the American cultural landscape. Contributor at New York Magazine and author of Losing My Cool Williams racial commentary emphasizes the need to transcend racial categories to help depolarize American racial life. In this conversation he and John Wood, Jr. discuss their birac…
 
Rick Gates is a former aide to the Trump campaign who is best known for being charged with money laundering as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between the campaign and Russia. In 2018, Gates pled guilty to lying to investigators and became a cooperator by helping the investigation that led to the convictions of Paul…
 
David French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch, has a new book called “Divided We Fall” about why America is so polarized, how it could tilt into civil war, and ways we can stop that from happening. On this episode of the Braver Angels Podcast, he talks to Ciaran O’Connor and Greg Steinbrecher about his book, how and why polarization has gotten so bad…
 
The new CISO at NetEnrich, Brandon Hoffman, was this week’s guest on Technado, where he discussed the role of the SOC in a company’s security strategy. He also shared his take on a new worm phishing campaign in the segment “Who Got Pwned.” After the break, Don and Daniel dissected Microsoft’s explanation for their Azure AD outage in “Deja News.” Fi…
 
Lydia Cornell is an actress, producer and writer known for her work on shows ranging from Love Boat and Full House to Curb Your Enthusiasm. She is the author of the book How to Talk to Ann Coulter, If You Must. You may know Roxanne Beckford-Hoge from shows like A Different World and films including Father of the Bride II and Something's Gotta Give.…
 
Daniel McCarthy, editor of the venerable journal of conservative cultural commentary Modern Age, has been observing and commenting on Republican politics and intellectual trends in conservatism for decades now. How does someone who once deeply supported Ron Paul go on to deeply supporting Donald Trump? In this episode of the Braver Angels Podcast, …
 
Microsoft MVP and Nerdio CTO Bas van Kaam joined Technado this week to talk about all things cloud. He also helped the crew breakdown the major Microsoft Office 365 outage. In other news, the team looked at how an old TV took out a Welsh village’s broadband for 18 months, the drop in Firefox’s usage compared to their CEO’s compensation, the new Red…
 
"Why do you support Trump, and what reservations do you have about him?" Five conservative-leaning Braver Angels members join co-hosts Ciaran O'Connor and Carlos Hernandez for a lively discussion on President Trump, Joe Biden, and the Supreme Court vacancy. Featuring guests Iris Diaz, Larry Gutman, Joe D'Aura, Mark A Reinecke, and Ruth Littmann-Ash…
 
In this episode of Technado, Balaji Parimi from CloudKnox joined the crew to talk about staying secure across multiple cloud providers. He also discussed a study that shows that large cloud providers are less likely to be breached. In other news, the team talked about Microsoft’s Linux kernel update, the quality of Walmart’s Gateway computers, an F…
 
Host of Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, and former host of Fox New's On The Record, Greta Van Susteren has been one of the most visible anchors in American political media for many years. But how did Greta's media career begin? And what did it have to do with a Toga party in 1976? Hear Greta recap her whipsaw career in broadcast journalis…
 
This week, Technado welcomed back an old friend, Corey Thuen from Gravwell, to tell us all about their Big Bang product launch. Corey also talked about some of the unique ways people are using Gravwell to analyze their data. In other news, the team discussed Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of ARM, and debate how much they’d sell one of their arms …
 
Many Americans are deeply concerned about the culture of shaming and silencing that some see as becoming dominant on college campuses and increasingly in major American institutions and cities. No one has more reason to be concerned about this than Heather Heying - former professor of evolutionary biology at Evergreen State College and noted member…
 
In this episode, I am going to share stories of our recent Data Center migration, and more. Host: Paul Joyner Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday Training: ITPRO.TV - https://go.itpro.tv/sat - For 30% off use code sat30 Show LinksThin Ethernet Cables https://www.c…
 
Heather Paunet from Untangle joined the Technado crew this week to talk about how organizations can develop the best cyber security possible while still meeting budgetary restraints. She also added her expertise to a discussion on the recent Twitter hack and the role working from home may have played. In other news, the team looked at the new Fedor…
 
Bill Fry is retired Military, a Tea Party activist, and an avid Trump supporter. He's also a longtime Braver Angels leader who is co-organizing "No Ballot No Buck," a bipartisan campaign finance reform initiative in Ohio with his liberal counterpart Rob Weidenfeld. Bill talks to host Ciaran O'Connor about Braver Angels, Donald Trump, and working to…
 
Carol Swain may not reflect the image some people have in mind when they think of an elite university professor. She is an African-American Christian Conservative who grew up in severe rural poverty to achieve success at the top of the academic ladder. Her story of personal accomplishment shines light on the power of perseverance in face of adversi…
 
What do you do when you create a groundbreaking network monitoring tool? You post the source code on GitHub and Reddit for all the world to use. This week’s guest, Costa Tsaousis of Netdata, tells the Technado crew about the nightmare that led him to create the product and why he chose to go open source. Then, in the news, the team discussed a US p…
 
Carlos Hernandez is a Latino Braver Angels leader from San Francisco who supports President Trump. In this episode, Carlos talks to host Ciaran O'Connor about what it's like to be a conservative in San Francisco, why he supports the President, and how he believes Braver Angels' work can build trust and understanding between those who plan to vote d…
 
Dominique DiPrima is a former co-host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show and is the host of The Front Page with Dominique DiPrima. A “leading-edge” progressive activist, she has challenged the political status quo from the airwaves of KJLH in Los Angeles as LA’s most popular Black morning show host. Kira Davis is the editor at large of Red State, a n…
 
If you want to talk Python, you can’t go wrong with Python Software Foundation Fellow and host of two Python podcasts, Michael Kennedy. After discussing his podcasts, Python Bytes and Talk Python To Me, Michael played a game of ‘Python, Python, or Python,’ where he and the panel guessed if headlines were about snakes, programming, or Monty Python. …
 
Want to live in a world without passwords? This week’s podcast guest, Shahrokh Shahidzadeh from Acceptto, came on to talk about how it’s possible with continuous behavioral authentication. He also shared his perspective on the launch of Dropbox’s new password manager. In the news, the crew discussed Amazon’s new quantum computing service, Braket, M…
 
The philosophy of Nonviolence guided the moral leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in a struggle for freedom and justice that inspired the world. Dr. King's philosophy birth a vision for American society that still challenges the conscience of the nation. And yet the true substance and practice of Nonviolence is largely forgotten today. How can we…
 
In episode 3 we're joined by special guest Adam Bertram to talk about automation, career advice, and content creation tips. Twitter: @adbertram Website: https://adamtheautomator.com/ Newest PowerShell Book: https://www.amazon.com/Automate-Boring-Stuff-PowerShell-Sysadmins/dp/1593279183/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3MBCFRWHVP0GJ&dchild=1&keywords=powershell+for+…
 
It’s two for one this week on Technado, where the team talks to both Sam Rubin of The Crypsis Group and John Prisco from Quantum Xchange. After surviving a hurricane last week, John came on to talk about Quantum Xchange’s growth since we last spoke, as well as a newly-released DoE blueprint for a quantum internet. But first, Sam’s security expertis…
 
There is a movement underway to depolarize American politics. It is a movement committed to transforming the way we interact with and think about each other as Americans. And guess what? It is bigger than just Braver Angels. John and Ciaran welcome National Conversations Project and Listen First founder Pearce Godwin, Bridge Alliance founder Debily…
 
With a hurricane bearing down on our scheduled guest, the Technado team decided to focus on more news in this week’s episode. First, in “Who Got Pwned,” the crew discussed the difficulties Garmin had trying to pay their ransom. Then, in “Behind Bars,” they looked at the updates to the Twitter breach that saw 2 Florida teenagers in custody. In other…
 
The Braver Angels Songwriting Contest is over! And we've emerged with three incredible winning songs. In this episode of The Braver Angels Podcast John Wood, Jr. and Sage Snider speak to Jon Baker and Donna Elaine Miller (writers of the "A United States of Humanity," performed by Donna), Thomas Prasada-Rao ("Even You") and Scott Cook ("Say Can You …
 
Ben Brennan stopped by Technado this week to talk about how his company’s QSTAC data can improve the quality of IT teams as well as his book, Badass IT Support. Then, the group discussed how IT workers are like flat earthers. In the news, the panel looked at the reorg at Intel, a supercomputer collaboration between Nvidia and the University of Flor…
 
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