Water Cooler Talk Podcast

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Critical Location Theory w/ Natasha Sohni

Joined by guest host Natasha Sohni (30:46), Adam and Natasha discuss building friendships across political lines (03:34) and how critical race theory is re-washing America’s past (50:46). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Natasha’s charity of choice, Khalsa Aid. “Khalsa Aid is an international NGO with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world”.

 

[News Story]

 

Why Friendships Are Falling Apart Over Politics

 

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

 

[Episode Links]

 

Natasha Sohni (www.NatSohni.wordpress.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Privacy Paradox w/ Jake Teeny

Joined (for a 2nd time) by guest host Jake Teeny (28:39), Adam and Jake discuss the current hullabaloo surrounding the misinformation associated with the origins of COVID-19 (04:23) and what the latest patent approval by Spotify could mean for the future of playlist recommendations (34:44). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Jake’s charity of choice, PAWS Chicago. “PAWS Chicago is a national model in animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs”.

 

[News Story]

 

The Media’s Lab Leak Debacle Shows Why Banning “Misinformation” Is A Terrible Idea

 

Spotify Patents Tech To Monitor Your Speech, Infer Emotion

 

[Episode Links]

 

Jake Teeny (www.EverydayPsych.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Leaders Of Tomorrow w/ Harriet Hunt

Joined by guest host Harriet Hunt (12:44), Adam and Harriet discuss younger generations taking on the challenges of exploring space (04:04) and how the Swiss are taking on space junk (22:34). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Harriet’s charity of choice, Stand.Earth. “Stand challenges corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect, because our lives depend on it”.

 

[News Story]

 

17 YO. Discovers Planet 6.9 Times Larger Than Earth On 3rd Day Of Internship With NASA

 

The World’s First Space ‘Garbage Truck’ Will Be Swiss

 

[Episode Links]

 

Harriet Hunt (www.Twitter.com/Hunt_Harriet)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Better Conversations w/ Daniel Proussalidis

Joined by guest host Daniel Proussalidis of The Long Way (23:20), Adam and Daniel discuss the implications of Canada’s Bill C-10 on regulating internet cat videos (02:58) and how China’s preparation for their 100th year party celebration is a cause for free speech concern (34:01). The Long Way teaser (55:18). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Daniel’s charity of choice, The Ottawa Mission. “The Ottawa Mission is a charitable organization offering hope and dignity through a wide range of programs and services to the city’s most vulnerable people.”

 

[News Story]

 

Justin Trudeau And The CRTC Are Coming For Your Cat Videos

 

China Launches Hotline To Report Online Comments That “Distort” History Or “Deny” It's Cultural Excellence

 

[Episode Links]

 

Daniel Proussalidis (www.Twitter.com/DProuss)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Meatless Meat w/ Ray Chmielecki

Joined by guest host Ray Chmielecki of Spoon Mob (20:03), Adam and Ray discuss the ethical dilemma of the convenience of delivery apps vs supporting local restaurants (06:25) and how McDonald’s McPlant burger could carve a new path for how we consume beef (35:06). Spoon Mob teaser (71:03). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Ray’s charity of choice, “Colony Cats in Columbus”. “Colony Cats is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to address cat overpopulation in central Ohio through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts”.

 

[News Story]

 

Complaints About Food Delivery #1 On Annual List Of Nuisance 9-1-1 Calls

 

Laugh If You Want, But The ‘McPlant’ Burger Is A Step To A Greener World

 

[Episode Links]

 

Spoon Mob (www.SpoonMob.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Potato Head Universe w/ If These Ovaries Could Talk

Joined by guest host Robin and Jaimie of If These Ovaries Could Talk (25:16); Adam, Robin and Jaimie discuss the ridiculousness of being outraged over a potato (03:22) and if schools should be able to expel kids because of a crush (39:40). Corrections (62:36). If These Ovaries Could Talk Teaser (65:42). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Robin and Jaimie’s charity of choice, The Trevor Project. “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25”.

 

[News Story]

 

Mr. Potato Head Drops The Mister, Sort Of

 

Second Grader Expelled Over “Crush” On Girl At Owasso Private School

 

[Episode Links]

 

If These Ovaries Could Talk (www.OvariesTalk.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Doomsday Clock w/ Impolite Society

Joined by guest hosts Laura and Rachel of Impolite Society Podcast (20:46); Adam, Laura and Rachel discuss saving Earth by sending sperm samples to the moon (02:14) and how idleness has defined a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic (29:29). Corrections (58:17). Impolite Society Clip (63:05). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Laura and Rachel’s charity of choice, the “Humane Society of Missouri”. “The Humane Society of Missouri is committed to the prevention of abuse and neglect of animals through adoption, veterinary care, rescue and rehabilitation”.

 

[News Story]

 

Scientists Want To Send 6.7 Million Sperm Samples To The Moon As A “Global Insurance Policy”

 

“Doing Nothing” Is All The Rage - Is It A Form Of Resistance Or Just An Indulgence For The Lucky Few?

 

[Episode Links]

 

Impolite Society (www.ImpoliteSocietyPodcast.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Discontinued Sweets w/ Stu Horgan

Joined by guest host Stu Horgan of Highly Irregular (23:03), Adam and Stu discuss the outcry over discontinued cereal in Canada (02:52) and the sudden rise of NFTs in the digital landscape (36:48). Corrections (58:45). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Stu’s charity of choice, White Ribbon UK. “Our mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all. We work with men and boys to challenge those male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence.”

 

[News Story]

 

Calgarians Hunt For Last Boxes Of Kellogg’s ‘Just Right’ After Cereal Discontinued

 

Bids Reach $2.5 Million For Twitter Co-Founder’s First Post

 

[Episode Links]

 

Highly Irregular (www.Instagram.com/PodlyIrregular)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Offensive Words w/ Spencer Parks

Joined by guest host Spencer Parks of The Dictionary (21:02), Adam and Spencer discuss the influence of Urban Dictionary and Wikipedia on the future of AI technology (04:09) and if saying offensive words to the police should land you in cuffs (32:46). The Dictionary Clip (70:31). Corrections (71:42). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Spencer’s charity of choice, “Catcade Chicago”. “Our mission is to rescue cats from life-threatening situations such as high-kill shelters and to find friendly, quality homes for them through our adoption program.”

 

[News Story]

 

IBM’s Watson Memorized The Entire ‘Urban Dictionary’, Then His Overlords Had To Delete It

 

Colorado Springs Sued For Declaring War On The Word “Fuck”

 

[Episode Links]

 

Spencer Parks (www.Instagram.com/SpeJamPar)

 

The Dictionary (www.Linktr.ee/DictionaryPod)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Movement Sympathies w/ Kensy Cooperrider

Joined by guest host Kensy Cooperrider (24:12), Adam and Kensy discuss if being bilingual can be beneficial when dealing with pain (03:31) and how the “OK” symbol could have become a dog whistle for white supremacy (28:16). Corrections (61:01). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Kensy’s charity of choice, the “Chicago Coalition for the Homeless”. “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

 

[News Story]

 

Does Your Pain Feel Different In English And Spanish?

 

Family Outraged After A Universal Character Made “OK” Symbol On 6-Year-Old’s Shoulder

 

[Episode Links]

 

Kensy Cooperrider (www.KensyCooperrider.com)

 

Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)

 

Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

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