Water Cooler Talk Podcast

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Dating Differently w/ Taly Matiteyahu

Joined by guest host Taly Matiteyahu, co-founder and CEO of Blink Date (27:09), Adam and Taly discuss the influx of niche dating apps that have fundamentally changed modern dating (01:46) and how you can better charm a potential partner with your personality while stuck in COVID lockdown together for an extended period of time (42:44). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Taly’s charity of choice, the New York City Shiba Rescue. “NYC Shiba Rescue is an all volunteer group dedicated to contributing to the quality of life of Shiba Inu in and around the New York City metropolitan area.”

 

[News Story]

 

Greensboro Man Creates Dating App Where He’s The Only Guy Allowed

 

Chinese Couple Trapped On Lockdown Date Get Engaged

 

[Episode Links]

 

Taly Matiteyahu (www.TheBlinkDate.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Do You Have Space w/ Katya Lovejoy

Joined by guest host Katya Lovejoy (24:02), Adam and Katya discuss the importance of pardons being granted to European women who were accused of witchcraft 300 years ago (01:40) and how the term “hysteria” has kept women, such as Britney Spears, from being actively listened to in the medical field for thousands of years (37:58). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Katya’s charity of choice, Rainforest Foundation. “Protecting rainforests in partnership with indigenous peoples since 1989.”

 

[News Story]

 

Women Executed 300 Years Ago As Witches In Scotland Set To Receive Pardons

 

Britney Spears And The Age-Old History Of Men Policing Women’s Trauma

 

[Episode Links]

 

Katya Lovejoy (www.KatyaLovejoy.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Best Of 2021

Before we officially head into 2022, we revisit our five favorite stories from 2021.

 

Stories include: the implications of Canada’s Bill C-10 on regulating internet cat videos (03:43), how critical race theory is re-washing America’s past (24:05), the importance of understanding how animals comprehend morality separate from humans (59:42), what the latest patent approval by Spotify could mean for the future of playlist recommendations (85:18) and how the prestigious man is slowly starting to overtake the alpha male (101:58).

 

Enjoy!

 

[News Story]

 

Better Conversations w/ Daniel Proussalidis

Justin Trudeau And The CRTC Are Coming For Your Cat Videos

 

Critical Location Theory w/ Natasha Sohni

Critical Race Theory Bans Leads Oklahoma College To Cancel Class That Taught “White Privilege”

 

Elephant Fight Club w/ Susana Monsó

These Worms Produce Milk, But Only When They Kick The Bucket

 

Privacy Paradox w/ Jake Teeny

Spotify Patents Tech To Monitor Your Speech, Infer Emotion

 

The Prestigious Man w/ Avik Das

The Myth Of The Alpha Male

 

[Episode Links]

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Word Of Mouth w/ Beth Fossen

Joined by guest host Professor Beth Fossen (20:31), Adam and Beth discuss the pros and cons of Facebook’s influence on our world  (02:50) and how the adoption of technology in our everyday life has changed the way companies market to consumers (33:20). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Beth’s charity of choice, Middle Way House. “Middle Way House works to support all survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking; and to educate the community through outreach and prevention programs.”

 

[News Story]

 

Facebook “...Has A Negative Impact On Society”, Says Snapchat Founder

 

Nightmare Scenario: Alarm As Advertisers Seek To Plug Into Our Dreams

 

[Episode Links]

 

Beth Fossen (www.Twitter.com/Beth_Fossen)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Elephant Fight Club w/ Susana Monsó

Joined by guest host Susana Monsó (15:43), Adam and Susana discuss the issue of how human exceptionalism impacts our relationships with animals (04:03) and the importance of understanding how animals comprehend morality separate from humans (22:43). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Susana’s charity of choice, “Equalia”. “We work to improve the living conditions of animals destined for consumption with the lowest standards of animal welfare.”

 

[News Story]

 

8% Of Americans Think They Could Beat An Elephant In A Fight

 

These Worms Produce Milk, But Only When They Kick The Bucket

 

[Episode Links]

 

Susana Monsó (www.SusanaMonso.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Ocean Deserts w/ Xubin Zeng

Joined by guest host Professor Xubin Zeng (18:37), Adam and Professor Zeng discuss the science behind zapping rain clouds with laser beams to make rain (02:42) and how attribution science is being used to study how climate change is impacting extreme weather events (35:01). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Professor Zeng’s charity of choice, the American Meteorological Society. “The AMS is a global community committed to advancing weather, water and climate science and service.”

 

[News Story]

 

How Dubai Is Using Laser Drones To Shock Rainwater Out Of The Sky

 

“Doomsday Vault” Town Warming Faster Than Any Other On Earth

 

[Episode Links]

 

Xubin Zeng (XZeng.faculty.arizona.edu)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Replication Crisis w/ Joe Gough

Joined by guest host Joe Gough (32:20), Adam and Joe discuss if the marshmallow test is still legitimate and if it can assess animal intelligence (10:12) and how the long-term impact of solitary confinement on the brain is finally being discussed on the global stage (45:46). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Joe’s charity of choice, “Samaritans.org”. “Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there who anyone who needs someone (*UK Service*).”

 

[News Story]

 

A Cephalopod Has Passed A Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

 

Neuroscientists Make A Case Against Solitary Confinement

 

[Episode Links]

 

Joe Gough (www.JoeFGough.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Forest Bathing w/ Hiking Thru Life

Joined by guest host Sarah Kermode of Hiking Thru Life Podcast (15:12), Adam and Sarah discuss the Icelandic Forest Service giving out advice to take 5 minutes to hug a tree  (02:54) and why trusting a rope from a hiking trail 7 years ago might not be a wise decision (27:59). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Sarah’s charity of choice, “HIKE For Mental Health”. “HIKE For Mental Health organizes fundraising hikes to promote healthy outdoor activity, alleviate suffering from mental illness and conserve wilderness trails.”

 

[News Story]

 

Forest Service Recommends Hugging Trees While You Can’t Hug Others

 

Message In A Bottle Leads To Rescue Of California Family Stranded On 40ft Waterfall

 

[Episode Links]

 

Hiking Thru Life (www.HikingThruLife.net)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Pay Me w/ John Holden

Joined by guest host John Holden (21:37), Adam and John discuss if the relative ease of sports betting in the US will impact the future of ethical competition (02:15) and how new laws surrounding paying student-athletes can allow players to capitalize on their best earning years (28:38). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about John’s charity of choice, the ASPCA. “The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide”.

 

[News Story]

 

Tech Billionaire Puts Money On Eagles Winning Super Bowl LVI In First Sports Bet From Space

 

Should Top College Athletes Earn $800,000 A Year? Some Believe So

 

[Episode Links]

 

John Holden (www.Twitter.com/JohnSportsLaw)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Slippery Slope w/ Macy Ramos

Joined by guest host Macy Ramos (23:48), Adam and Macy discuss the legal lawsuit taken by the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album (03:24) and how OnlyFans’ sexually explicit content “flip-flop” mostly hurt the creators who allowed OnlyFans to have its platform (39:01). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Macy’s charity of choice, New Horizons Shelter And Outreach Centers. “...a shelter for individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, was organized in 1978 through the cooperative efforts of an informal group of citizens in the La Crosse area who recognized the need for services to victims of domestic abuse.”

 

[News Story]

 

Why The Baby On Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Album Is Suing Now

 

Who’s Really In Charge Of OnlyFans?

 

[Episode Links]

 

Macy Ramos (www.LinkedIn.com/Macy-Ramos-14a109104)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

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