Chris Ekstam is a physician and entrepreneur living in Texas. After college at the University of Delaware, he went to New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then did residency in Anesthesiology at Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition to practicing anesthesiology, he owns a patent for a medical invention he created. Chris shares his Read more about Dr. Chris Ekstam—Doctoring, Traveling, and Winging It[…]
Collin Kachel is an educator in Wisconsin, teaching tech education, automotives, robotics, machining, welding, electronics, graphic arts, computer aided design and drafting. He shares his thoughts on the impact of tech (smartphones as an example) on our well-being and the direction society is headed. In this 90 minute podcast, we go deep covering topics from fractured attention to comparing ourselves in the age of instagram. Specifically we try and understand what is happening to young men as they are more isolated and destitute than the previous generations. Are young men in desperate need of a healthy rite of passage?
Colin is a lover of technology but recommends using it as a tool rather than being controlled by it. He often uses analog products in his own home. An analog tool—a tape deck for instance— is specifically for one purpose and using such inventions are focused and brings a sense of tranquility not felt when using digital products.
We also converse about the difference between car-centric and people-centric cities. The latter of which is far more common and illustrates just one of many unhealthy types of communities in which we live. Cities like Boulder, Colorado and Madison, Wisconsin have well protected bike lanes and closed off streets allowing people to enjoy community expereinces where they are the focus rather than feeling threatened by vehicles.
Collin is ultimatley an optimist and thinks we can save ourselves by turning to the mentors of our own communities.
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Amazing Woman Without Arms Can Teach You How to Go After Your Dreams NOVEMBER 8, 2018 By Michael Mulick I’ll never forget looking out of the corner of my eye to the right and seeing the woman next to me taking notes with her foot. It was the VidSummit conference for video artists and Read more about Amazing Woman Without Arms Can Teach You How to Go After Your Dreams[…]
GO VOTE! NO EXCUSES! What is up California? Today is November 6, 2018 and the most important midterms of our lives is here. Please go out and exercise your right to vote. Don’t forget that your voice matters. The polls are open late and you have a federal right to get be released from your Read more about Go Vote California. What You Need to Know For the Midterm Election 2018[…]
HOW TO SAVE MONEY FOR TEENAGERS: BE DEBT FREE AND FRUGAL LIVING This week I get into a hot topic: money. Everybody has been asking about it. “What do we need to know about money and taxes?” Music Intro: Title: Solar Flares Artist: Silent Partner Genre: Dance & Electronic Mood: Solar Flares – Silent Read more about HOW TO SAVE MONEY FOR TEENAGERS: BE DEBT FREE AND FRUGAL LIVING[…]
Today I read some letters from students. They tell me what they would do if they magically knew that they could not fail. And I think the answers surprised all of us. I think the biggest surprise for me was the moment I started asking myself why I would do it only if I knew Read more about What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?[…]