Water Cooler Talk Podcast

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Campfire Stories w/ Dr. Michael B. C. Rivera



Joined by special guest host Dr. Michael B. C. Rivera of The Arch and Anth Podcast (21:42), Adam and Michael discuss how humans developed into telling stories and believing in wizards (02:08) and how you and your friends can pay $2,500 to be told you’re racist over dinner (26:43). Corrections (59:47). Enjoy!


Learn more about Michael's Charity of Choice, The TAIBU Community Health Center. "We provide comprehensive primary healthcare in combination with health promotion programs and activities for the black community of Ontario, Canada".


[News Stories]


This New Zealand Man Gets Paid $10,000 A Year To Be A City’s Official Wizard


Why Liberal White Women Pay A Lot Of Money To Learn Over Dinner How They’re Racist


[Episode Links]


Dr. Michael B. C. Rivera (www.Twitter.com/RiveraMichael)


Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

The Power Of Imagination w/ Felipe De Brigard

Joined by special guest host Felipe De Brigard (19:03), Adam and Felipe discuss nostalgia and why we enjoy the same things over and over again (05:03) and how Little Red Riding Hood packing heat is allowing our government to re-write history (28:41). Corrections (65:35). Enjoy!


Learn more about Felipe's Charity of Choice, El Centro Hispano. "Our overarching goal is to expand educational opportunities for personal growth and development of Hispanic/Latino community members, from child to adult".


[News Stories]


On Repeat: Why People Watch Movies And Shows Over And Over


The N.R.A. Reimagines Classic Fairy Tales, With Guns


[Episode Links]


Felipe De Brigard (www.Twitter.com/FelipeDeBrigard)


Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Space Needs You w/ Dr. Sheyna Gifford

Joined by special guest host Dr. Sheyna Gifford (23:20), Adam and Dr. Gifford discuss Tom Cruise and how our media is influencing the future of space exploration (03:49) and the impact of laughter, in a more serious manner, clowns, on martian living (31:51). No corrections. Enjoy!


Learn more about Sheyna's Charity of Choice, Black Girls Code. "By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow.".


[News Stories]


NASA Chief “All In” For Tom Cruise To Film On Space Station


Jokers Please: First Human Mars Mission May Need Onboard Comedians


[Episode Links]


Dr. Sheyna Gifford (www.Twitter.com/HumansAreAwesme)


Our Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Naïve Realism w/ Jake Teeny

Joined by special guest host Jake Teeny (25:09), Adam and Jake discuss face mask skepticism and the reasons for yelling at teenagers (03:49) and if avoiding life changing facts can be detrimental to future happiness (30:07). Corrections (48:56). Enjoy!


Learn more about Jake's Charity of Choice, the ACLU. "The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees".


[News Stories]


Ice Cream Shop Asks Customers To Stop Yelling At Teenage Employees About Mask Requirement


Why Do People Avoid Facts That Could Help Them?


[Episode Links]


Jake Teeny (www.EverydayPsych.com)


Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Positive Consumption w/ Sam Rosemark

Joined by special guest host Sam Rosemark for his second appearance (23:21), Adam and Sam discuss how 80% of American’s believe the US to be “out of control” and how we can go about regaining that “control” (03:38) and if it's possible for Flavortown and Guy Fieri to make up for the atrocities of Christopher Columbus (31:14). Corrections (53:51). Enjoy!


Learn more about Sam's Charity of Choice, Rock The Vote. "Dedicated to building the political power of young people. Register to vote, check your registration status, and more. Fast, easy, secure, nonpartisan".


[News Stories]


80% Of Voters Think The US Is Spiraling Out Of Control


Petition Underway To Rename Columbus, Ohio ‘Flavortown’ As City Removes Columbus Statue


[Episode Links]


Sam Rosemark (www.Twitter.com/SRosemark)


Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Oscar Bias w/ Zoheb Ali

Joined by special guest host Zoheb Ali of Midnight Double Feature Podcast (37:29), Adam and Zoheb discuss if personal bias of eligible Oscar voters are running the Academy Awards (04:39), Zoheb gives Adam a chance to host a mini version of Midnight Double Feature (44:11) and the two discuss if watching Zootopia can make you a better person (50:48). Corrections (72:23). Midnight Double Feature Clip (75:47). Enjoy!


Learn more about Zoheb's Charity of Choice, the Red Cross Australia. "Australian Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who you are, no matter where you live".


[News Stories]


Carey Mulligan Suggests Oscar Voters Need To Prove They’ve Seen The Movies


St. Paul Police Screen ‘Zootopia’ As Part Of Anti-Bias Training


[Episode Links]


Zoheb Ali (www.MidnightDoubleFeature.Libsyn.com)


Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

Art That Moves Us w/ Marla Klein

Joined by special guest host Marla Klein (20:05), Adam and Marla discuss the subjectiveness of art and how expensive produce can create meaningful conversation (02:43) and the importance of having a supportive system for LGBTQ+ youth during an impactful time for transgender rights (27:00). Corrections (44:39). Enjoy!


Learn more about Marla's Charity of Choice, Freeborn County Arts Initiative. "The Freeborn County Arts Initiative promotes regional arts and culture to enrich and strengthen our community in Albert Lea Minnesota. Our goal is to help develop the area into an arts and culture tourism and entertainment destination".


[News Stories]


Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Sells For $120,000 At Art Basel Miami


MN Mom Sues Her Trans Child Over Gender Reassignment


[Episode Links]


Marla Klein (www.MarlaMakesPhotos.com)


Website (www.WaterCoolerTalkPod.com)


Artwork (www.Kohney.com)

10,000 Tendus w/ Empress

Joined by special guest host Empress (30:34), Adam and Empress discuss the importance of having a stage name as an artist (02:01), professional musicians asking for “tips” and how streaming platforms are changing the music landscape (49:26) and how TikTok is changing the next generations beauty standards (74:42). Corrections (108:15). Enjoy!


Learn more about Empress's Charity of Choice, She Is The Music. "She Is The Music is an industrywide movement to empower female creators. The organization is committed to driving inclusivity and equality for women in music, with the goal of transforming the landscape of the business".


[News Stories]


Tony Hadley Doesn’t Know How To Pronounce His Own Name Insists Radio Station


Spotify’s New “Tip Jar” Won’t Save The Industry But It Asks Us To Consider Music’s Value


TikTok Told Moderators To Suppress Posts By “Ugly” People And The Poor To Attract New Users


[Episode Links]


Empress (www.empress-music.com)


Website (www.watercoolertalkpod.com)


Artwork (www.kohney.com)

Black In America w/ The Real Is Back Music

Joined by special guest host Marcell and Cortezz of The Real Is Back Music, Adam and The Real Is Back Music discuss the death of George Floyd and the response of Mayor Hal Marx (5:13), how it feels to be black in America (12:37), activism clout (24:45), the white savior complex (52:53), the impact of protests and riots (61:40), the damaged police system of the US with a few solutions (71:56) and the importance of opinion (109:27). Corrections (124:36). Enjoy!


TRIBmusic's Charity of Choice, Minnesota Freedom Fund"The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a community based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot otherwise afford it. We oppose 'pay-to-play' justice and believe that our work has the potential to catalyze substantive criminal justice."


Official Website (www.watercoolertalkpod.com)


Artwork by Neil Kohney (www.kohney.com)

Flip The Script w/ Eliza VanCort

Joined by special guest host Eliza VanCort, Adam and Eliza discuss equal representation in a post #MeToo society, the shifting landscape of female politicians and the perceived confidence behind your wardrobe. Enjoy!



Eliza VanCort

Website / "Women Amplified" YouTube Series

Support Eliza's Charity of Choice [Girl Up]



A Female James Bond? Never, Confirms Executive Producer


[00:04:15 - 00:29:43]


Running For President Is Hurting Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign


[00:33:55 - 00:55:28]


Women Dress Modestly To Defend Themselves Against Aggression From Other Women


[00:55:28 - 01:27:22]


Water Cooler Talk | Episode 037


Cover artwork by Neil Kohney

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