Summary: Join hosts Dante and David as they talk about various issues that happen in our world. There's some philosophical talk, but it's very remedial. There will also be guests on the show to talk about things that people don't usually talk about in a public setting.
Mitchell Goldstein is a friend of ours who has a great story and maybe even a greater voice. Mitchell has career in the world of medical marijuana as he currently works at a local dispensary. We get into his journey with marijuana, both legal and illegal, and how that’s shaped his journey. We also get into the confrontation where Dave asked Mitchell to step away from serving with the volunteer youth ministry staff a few years back. And in case you were interested, we had issues AGAIN with our attempt at video podcasting…so, sorry. 00:20 - Live & Under the Weather 02:20 - Mitchell Intro 03:20 - Canada 07:57 - Orioles vs Yankees 12:02 - Class of 2009 17:27 - Dave’s “Ah huh” Moment 19:20 - Mitchell’s Job 22:00 - Journey with Marijuana 25:47 - Medical Use 32:40 - Illegitimate to Legitimate 37:23 - Mitchell & Student Ministries 41:25 - Dave’s Regrets? 49:18 - What About Now? 53:50 - Dante’s Take on Reconciliation
On this episode we have our friend Angel Jimenez talk about his weight loss journey and how it’s played a huge part of his entire adult life. We cover more topics like marriage, relocating, redemption, and cheese. Discussing one’s weight may be taboo but Angel is an open book on the subject. We’re hoping this talk brings light to some struggles that people face and we can be better prepared to know how to love and care for our friends who may be struggling with their health in this way. 00:21 - Story Time with Dave 02:30 - Introducing Angel 03:10 - Origin Story 07:54 - Dionne 09:09 - Cheese 10:30 - 1989 15:38 - Angel’s Weight Loss 18:52 - Cancer Diagnosis 22:09 - Top Weight 27:25 - Angel’s “Angel” 30:18 - Surgery Decision 36:03 - Angel’s Father 41:25 - Angel’s Contact Info 43:55 - Speed Round
Episode 14 features our friend Carolina Montenegro! She’s a Chilean-Canadian-American wife and mother of 3 beautiful kids. We get into her life as a mother, the responsibility it entails, and what does one dream about when your kids grow up? What is your personal identity outside of being a parent? What do you do when the kids are out of the house? This was recorded many months ago which is why we’re drinking egg nog. 01:46 - Egg Nog 03:36 - Carolina’s Day 08:07 - Veneers 18:00 - Toronto Pop Quiz 26:30 - Chilean Immigrants 32:33 - USA & a Wedding 36:45 - Having Kids 38:45 - Mom vs Career 46:55 - Carolina’s Dreams 55:22 - Dante’s Take on Parenting 59:04 - Future Empty Nester
Welcome back! We're here for another season after being picked up for round 2 by our invested sponsors. Today we talk to our friend Andy Shin. Andy is a brilliant musician who moved here from Korea many moons ago. We talk about his journey and what life has been like in America. 00:00 - Music by LukeAndy 00:50 - Season 2! 03:18 - South Korea 06:37 - Class of 2011 13:45 - New Hobbies 15:56 - Story Time with Dave 21:45 - Tapeworms 25:42 - Bullballs 30:28 - Sheepbrains 32:35 - Andy Moves to America 35:25 - Korean Church 38:55 - Life of an Immigrant 44:30 - American Reception 1:04:04 - Speed Round
The NFL just released their updated national anthem policy making it mandatory for everyone to either stand during the anthem or stay in the locker rooms. We talk a lot about that today. 00:11 - Chargers 02:21 - New Mics 03:21 - Facial Hair 06:00 - Male Grooming 27:00 - Racial Injustice 34:02 - NFL Anthem
We’re back with another episode. We talk about dying and a little bit about volcanoes. Intriguing stuff? Maybe. 00:10 - Covers 03:13 - Jury Duty 03:41 - Dying 07:03 - Starbucks 20:50 - Asia the Intern 22:00 - Olympics 24:22 - Travelling 38:45 - Verne Troyer 40:50 - Volcanoes 46:10 - Adventures 56:27 - Hair dye
Dave Michener is the executive pastor at Bridgeway Community Church where Dave and I also do ministry. "Pastor Mich" has an inspiring and mostly, in my opinion, faith-led and brave, story. It's a story of uprooting his family to leave Ohio to move to Maryland to be a youth pastor with no Salary! It was his relationship with Dr. David Anderson and his eagerness to be a part of a diverse body of people that directed his path here. It is that same eagerness and pastoral heart that Mich possesses that has led to his relationship with Dave and me where we are hand in hand in ministry. As you'll be able to tell from this episode, Mich just exudes wisdom and life experiences that teach without him "teaching." This is our landmark episode number 10! 00:10 - 83 North 02:40 - Guinness 09:03 - Weird Al Seattle 16:10 - Mich’s Eggs 23:20 - Question Time 35:11 - Mich Almost Dying 43:45 - Balding 53:53 - Mich’s Defining Moment
Anais is currently a student at Towson University here in Maryland. She joins us on the show to share her heart-wrenching story of how she’s struggled with eating disorders throughout her life. Growing up as a talented dancer studying ballet, she was constantly told that she didn’t have the right body type to be among the best. This mentality is what set her on the path of unhealthy eating habits. Still, Anais’ story of strength, redemption, and recovery is one to inspire all. 00:10 - Hungry Children 02:50 - Intro to Anais 05:18 - Story Time with Dave 07:48 - Anais Growing up 10:25 - Dancing & Health Issues 15:12 - Baltimore School for the Arts 28:46 - Towson University 34:45 - Hospitalization 36:45 - Relapsing 42:00 - Near-Death Experiences 46:42 - Philadelphia 50:20 - How to Help? 56:03 - Jonathan 59:00 - Strength
Wendy Laybourn is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. At four months of age, Wendy was adopted by a white working class couple and was raised in Memphis, TN. Growing up in a city haunted by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., she was acutely aware of the centrality of race in America. Experiences of racial division, racial inequality, and bridge building have informed her perspective and academic work. She joins the show today to talk with Dante and Dave about her experiences growing up and how they have led her to where she is now. 00:10 - George Foreman Grill 03:10 - Latte Art 07:41 - Intro to Wendy 09:42 - Who Are You? 11:30 - Risky Business 14:41 - Growing Up in Memphis 27:28 - Pop Quiz for Wendy 33:20 - Wendy’s Defining Moment 43:35 - Racial & Ethnic Identity Development 55:07 - What’s Next?
Dave and Dante back again. This episode gets loopy at times and then thought provoking at others. We'll let you decide if can tell which is which. 00:10 - Mocha Latte Attempt 13:25 - Records 21:36 - Part-Time Jobs 30:09 - Pop-Quiz for Dante 38:42 - Hey Ya! 41:10 - Sensitivity 54:00 - Your Life As a Movie?
Dante's little brother Deshaun, aka Chuki, sits down for a chat. Deshaun is a busy young man who has big dreams. When big dreams meet an unparalleled work ethic, you get success. And Deshaun, he's just getting started! 00:00 - Recommendations 03:46 - “Mocha Latte” 08:45 - Our Guest 12:36 - Last Thing You Cooked 17:00 - Social Media 28:06 - Deshaun’s Defining Moment 38:45 - Resolutions 45:02 - New Orleans 55:02 - Appreciation VS Appropriation
We talk with our friend Sarah about her travels around the world and her personal story involving sexual harassment. 00:22 - Breakfast & Coffee 04:50 - Sarah’s Introduction 09:17 - World Travel 11:50 - Sarah’s Defining Moment 18:57 - Sarah’s Book 24:00 - Fire 25:02 - Aviation 35:48 - #MeToo 39:24 - Sarah in D.C. 47:02 - Women in Culture 56:48 - The Future
We were supposed to have this show uploaded last week hence all the "pre-Thanksgiving" chatter. Still, nothing said was necessarily 2017 Thanksgiving specific. 04:16 - I'm an Idiot 06:31 - Science & Cupcakes 15:20 - I Don't Know 18:51 - Dave Knows Julie 20:54 - Thanksgiving 25:25 - Story Time with Dave 29:15 - "Friendsgiving" 33:00 - Recipes 39:49 - Last Year VS This Year 50:25 - Dave is Preaching 52:10 - Honesty
On this episode, we talk about friendships as we age, loneliness, and water. 00:30 - Lightweight & low maintenance 02:15 - Water 18:09 - Halloween recap 26:50 - Friendships & Aging 39:15 - Masculinity 46:03 - Doritos 48:34 - “Single” dad 52:35 - Business card
Hear us work with faulty equipment to produce a faulty latte. Listen at your own risk. Nothing super compelling here.