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'Uncomfortable Questions'

Published: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:59:27 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:30:17 +0000

Copyright: Susan Grandys

Show#70 -07/15/12- Neil Ellwood Interview

Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:59:27 +0000

I'm back again for what is turning out to be a once yearly podcast. How did I ever do this weekly back in 2005? Today's interview is with Neil Ellwood, age 22. He grew up all over Canada and is a smart young man who is a fan of the show, and has thought about the questions. I love talking to young adults, as they always make me ponder if I lost the fresh view of life!

 I can be reached via email address:

Or follow me on Twitter:  @sgrandys

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Show #69 -03/27/11- Charmaine Interview

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:22:00 +0000

Today's interview is with Charmaine, age 38. She is lovely, funny and speaks her mind.  She is in the process of rediscovering herself and being on her own after a long marriage, and rather liking what she is finding. Tune in for another delightful view of life!

 I can be reached via email address:


Or follow me on Twitter:  @sgrandys



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Show #68 -01/01/2011- Interview with Terry

Sat, 01 Jan 2011 20:39:00 +0000

I'm back! And hopefully done with all the surgery crap.

I'm starting another round of guests. I start with an old friend to ease back into things and get my editing and tools back on track.

This interview is with Terry, age 62 - founding member of the Lady Poetesses from Hell. She is sweet and quirky, and a very kind soul. Enjoy!

 I can be reached via email address at:

You can also follow me on Twitter by hitting the "Follow Me on Twitter" button on this page in my Links section on the bottom right of this page.

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Show #67 -04/11/2010- Creativity vs. Hormones, Who am I really?

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 01:25:00 +0000

After another long haitus, more surgery, I suddenly pop back in with a new show.

No guest, just something that has been preying on my mind over the last year.

I ask a lot of questions around Creativity, and if it is caused by our hormones only and what do you do when they go away? Can you still be creative? I ask the listeners to send me email or audio on their ideas on the subject. I really am looking for the answer to this one, so I hope you all participate!

My email address is:

Gmail takes files up to about 20Mb, so if you record audio - send it to me at 64 or 96 kbps, and if it is too big, break it up into a couple of emails. Otherwise send me an email on your ideas and I'll read it on a follow up show to this one. Thanks everyone! I hope to hear from you!

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Show #66 -07/17/2009- Steven Brust Interview

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:51:00 +0000

After a year of retirement from the show - I was tempted out by an interview with New York Times best selling Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Steven Brust.

He is warm, wry, funny and personable - a delightful interview!

To learn more about Steven, here is a link to a Wikipedia page on him:
Steven Brust Wiki Page.

My email address has changed - I can be reached at:

Who knows what the future will bring. Will I be tempted back out of
retirement by another irresistible guest? Stay tuned!

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Surprise Return from Retirement

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 02:53:00 +0000

It appears my one month hiatus turned into a year.

Things took a long time to turn around. But I was tempted out of
retirement by a very special guest. Look for a show shortly, when
I get the edit done!

Another haitus - sorry, folks!

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 20:12:00 +0000

Hey all. It looks like I'm going to take a month off.
Poor health, and a dying dog, and too much work stress have done me in.

I'm not going to do the show this month. Check back next month, and
I hope things have improved!

Show #65-07/19/2008- Mikko Interview and 3rd Anniversary Show!

Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:21:00 +0000

Welcome to the 3rd Anniversary show of Uncomfortable Questions!
This is a very fun interview with a guest from Finland. I loved doing this one. I talk to Mikko, age 31 -
Transhumanist, do-gooder and Asshole.

He is delightfully cheeky, and a deep thinker. Some of the concepts he
presents are not immediately intuitive, so he sent me a link to a 1 page paper he wrote on his philosophy.
Please read it, it is funny and makes things a lot clearer. Get it at:

The link Mikko mentions on the show for the Singularity Institute is at:

Also a link to more information on Transhumanism -

You can send me email at:

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Show #64 -06/15/08- Late to the Universe and other musings

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 17:39:00 +0000

I'm back! This is a short show, to get me back on track after surgery, and
too much life in general.

A listener sent me in a 10 minute piece for her own podcast that was her
answer to the "What Is the Universe?" show that I did a few months ago.
Check her out at

I included her piece and also went on with some musings of my own on
"Is Life Fair - And Should It Be?".

Send me your own thoughts or comments at (if you want to send a sound file, use this one - it can handle upwards of 20MB files - or you can send mail also to :

Next show is my 3rd Anniversary show, and I hope to bring you something really special.

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Short Haitus

Mon, 19 May 2008 01:14:00 +0000

If you are wondering where the heck I am, due to some unexpected
surgery, I'm busy healing at this time.

It looks like I'll end up taking a month off from the show, while I
recover and get back on my feet (literally - it was foot surgery.)

Check back in a few weeks, and hopefully I'll have a show up.

Show #63 -05/13/2008- Dan L. Interview

Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:34:00 +0000

This turned out to be a very different show. I interview Dan L.,
age 62, a free thinker from Texas. He was a career military man, and
I was interested to hear about life from him, as I have little contact
with that world.

He was unsurprisingly quite the realist, but did surprise me with the
depth to which he believed in empowering people and elevating humanity.

There is a lot of talk of politics, which I try to avoid, but it tied in so much
with the views of how governments should use the military, so I left it all in.
Take it as another world view, whether you agree with it or not!

Email me at

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Show #62 -03/02/08- Christy Interview

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 18:15:00 +0000

Today we go back to the traditional interview format, and talk
to Christy, age 25 - A free spirited Engineer.

Sorry this one is so late - I collided with the nasty flu going around
that the flu shot doesn't protect you against. Followed by another
cold - 4th one this winter. Do I get a prize for collecting them all?!!

Send me email at:

Volunteers to do the show are always in demand!

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Show #61 -01/27/08- Exploring and Transcending the Me

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:32:00 +0000

This is a non-traditional single question show. I got only 3 answers on last months question to the audience:
If we are here for a reason, are we here to explore the me, or
transcend the me?

The ones who braved the question were:
- Big Phil, from show #36 - of Big Phil's Love Parade
- Graviton Ring, show #48
- Christy - (a guest of my roommate who was wandering through the house. Yes I will go to any lengths to get answers - no one is safe!).

As always, email me at:

Next month we will have a full traditional interview with my new found victim, Christy!

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Show #60-12/24/07- Explore the me, transcend the me?

Tue, 25 Dec 2007 00:24:00 +0000

Welcome! Today's Christmas Eve show is in 2 parts.
First we hear a late answer to the "What is the Universe?" show from
Herb - a delightful professor from Texas who was the guest on show

Then I ask a new question for the audience and look at it a little myself.
This show's question, is:
If we are here for a reason, are we here to explore the me, or
transcend the me?

Please send your answers to me at

The files can be audio .mp3 recordings of yourself answering it,
or just type up your answer in an email, and I'll read it on the next show.
Gmail can handle file sized of about 20 MB (17 MB realistically,
with overhead). If your file is larger, please send it in parts, in
successive emails.

Please write or send me audio for the next show by January 26th.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Show #59 -11/24/07- Michael Interview

Sat, 24 Nov 2007 21:28:00 +0000

Today I ask the big questions of Michael, age 33, and Objectivist with a soul. He is from the Greater Minneapolis area, and we met to record in a park on the most glorious of late fall days.

We got into depression, alcoholism, and coming out of all that into a more
hopeful view of life and the universe. Michael was a most open, honest, heartwarming person. I adored doing this interview.

And as always, email me at:

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Show #58 -10/21/07- Answers to What is the Universe?

Sun, 21 Oct 2007 20:39:00 +0000

This show is the answers to the question posed last month -
What is the Universe? 6 people tackled the question in this new
experimental format.

We heard from :
- David C., from show #34
- Graviton Ring, show #48 -
- Darren Blackshaw, a new listener
- DragonLordALS, from NASA and show #51
- Anthony, show #31 -
- Cayenne, show #1 -

I loved the show, with philosophies from way out there, to the
hard sciences. Thanks everyone for participating!

Let me know if you like this format or the old style interview, or maybe
would like a mix of both?

Write to me or volunteer for an interview at:

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Plea for answers to last show!

Sat, 06 Oct 2007 18:51:00 +0000

Hey all! My new format isn't working.
I asked for emal answers (or recorded sound - .mp3 files)
as answers to the question I posed in the last show -
"What is the Universe".

Sadly I have only received 2 email answers so far, and the
deadline was yesterday. I don't have enough material to do the
next show.

I'm changing the deadline to October 13th, in the hopes that I get more.
Please participate!

Thanks so much -

Show #57 -09/16/07-What is the Universe?

Sun, 16 Sep 2007 16:53:00 +0000

This is a special show. Today I ask the big question:
What is the Universe?
to the listening audience.
Please look at the Hubble Deep Space picture at:

Ponder this picture, think about the Universe and send me sound (mp3)
files (64 kb is fine, 96, or 128 kb is good too) - or send an email
with the thoughts and answers to this question.

I'll read or play the files on the next show. I try to start tackling the
question myself on this show, and hope to have better conclusions after I hear from all of you.

Please send your mp3 recorded answers or your email answers to:

I will need the answers by October 5th, so I can get the show up by the
following week. Please, please, please join in the conversation!
I need you!

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Show #56 -08/18/07-Corey Interview

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 00:18:00 +0000

Today we get philosophy according to Corey, age 21.
He is a Vegan, male prostitute from Minnesota. A monophobic who
loves philosophy and people. (Oh yeah, and sex).

It is a charming, irrepressible, and slightly nilistic combination. What fun it was to talk with him!

I'm exploring the possibility of changing the show. I just passed my 2 year
anniversary of the podcast, and am rapidly losing audience for the last 2 shows. I suspect you might be getting a little bored?

One idea is to ask one "big question" each show, and ask for listeners
to send in .mp3's or email with their answers. Of course that would depend
on you all getting involved. What do you think?

Email me at:

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Show #55 -07/24/07-Drew Interview

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 01:34:00 +0000

Today we ask the big questions of Drew, age 27. He is an Audio Equipment designer, and the D.J. for the old school Hip Hop band
MC/VL - a rapidly rising Minneapolis based band.

For more about MC/VL check out their myspace page at

To hear the amazing Drew (Professor BX), give a listen to "Cold Check It" on that page. One of my favorite show offs of Drew's D.J. work.

And as always, email me at:
Volunteers are welcome!

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Show #54 -06/25/07-Linda Interview

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 02:47:00 +0000

Today's show is with Linda, age 59. She is from Salt Lake City, retired from State employment, and having the time of her life. She sang for 20 years in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, traveled all over, taught the sight impaired, and has had quite the interesting life.

I found her straightforward, yet such a kind person. Religious, yet open to anyone and full of mirth. I totally enjoyed talking with Linda!

And as always, email me at:

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Show #53 -04/27/07- Steve the Dean Interview

Mon, 28 May 2007 00:15:00 +0000

Today we ask the big questions of Steve the Dean Williams, age 35. He has several podcasts on relationships at

He is a most enjoyable talker, and this show ends up being mostly about
relationships and sex. Give it a listen!


The song at the end of the show is the long promised song (from previous
guests Alex and Lyndon and their band 3 Blind Mice) from their new
CD release Good Grief. The song is my person favorite off that CD -
How Will I Know? Their CD's are available on itunes, or visit their
web page at


As always, email me at

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Show #52 -04/29/07- Scot Interview

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:26:00 +0000

Today's interview is with Scot McKay, age 40. He is the founder of X & Y Communications. He is a coach and trainer in pickup, seduction, dating and relationships. He has written several books on the subjects and has a podcast empire going too which includes The Chick Whisperer.

He was engaging and delightful and we spent most of the interview talking about Christianity and sex and relationships. Quite the interesting combination!

For more from Scot, go to his core website at


The song I play at the end of the show is from previous guests Alex and Lyndon and their band 3 Blind Mice. It is from the CD - Before They Were Famous - vol 1 - and the song is one of my all time favorites The Bear Lies Down. You can get their music from "itunes" or their website:


As always, email me at

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Show #51 -03/18/07- DragonLordALS Interview

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 22:37:00 +0000

Todays interview is with DragonLordALS (his web handle). He is a 20-year-old Computer Science major at Drexel University. The show turns out to be a fascinating view of the world from a mathematician and fractal artist.

Please check out DragonLordALSs fractal art at  The art is really beautiful!


And in the news, 3 Blind Mice have a new CD out! They are previous guests:  Alex,is the February 19th interview from last year, and Lyndon, the March 5th interview from 2006.

The final song I play on the show is: from the CD Before They Were Famous, Volume 2. The song is Emily Has Compassion Fatigue- my favorite song at the moment. You can visit the 3 Blind Mice web page at:
Most of their music is also available on itunes.
There should be a new Channel Surfing Wipeout up, this week, after a hiatus of 8 months or so at

And as always, email me at
See you when I get back from Japan!

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Show #50 -02/18/07- Charlie Interview

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 00:48:00 +0000

Join me in when Charlie takes on the "big questions". Charles is age 54, a psychologist, originally from Texas, now resides in Oregon.

We wandered off in many directions from the questions, as I was interested to see how a psychologist would view the uncomfortable questions. We also had our super-geek moments! What we got was a lot of laughter and fun.

Attatched is a ghoulish Halloween picture of Charlie! Can you imagine meeting your psychologist dressed like that?

please email me at

If this is all too serious, tune into Cayenne Chris Conroy's absurd comedy show at . It will make you a better person. Really!

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Show #49 -01/28/07- DeAnne Interview

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 01:39:00 +0000

Today's delightful show is a Skype interview with DeAnne, age 41.
She is a Musician, Social Worker, Transcriberix, and happens to be blind.

She is a most lovely person to talk to, spiritual without being religious, funny, questioning of everything, and I totally adored her.

My favorite parts are her view of Hope as "Spiritual Gravity", and her final words of advice kept me laughing for some time.

I'm adding a photo of DeAnne that was just sent, a Halloween picture. Fun!

As always, email me at:

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Show #48 -01/07/07- Graviton Ring Interview

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 23:38:00 +0000

I'm back on my feet for the new year, with Graviton Ring (as he is known on the web), age 67, science fiction and story writer, and armchair cosmologist.

This one is way out there, I scraped most of the questions and just tried to
follow him where he was going, and he struggled with putting into words, concepts that just didn't fit well into words.

What a great ride! Join us, and enjoy the show!

To hear more from Graviton Ring - check out his own podcast at:

As always, email me at:

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Show #47 -12/03/06- Dan Interview

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 00:22:00 +0000

Today's  interview is with Dan, age 36. Dan barely qualifies as an ordinary person.
He is a record producer and the president of StandUp! Records.

We talk about his life as one of the only Jewish families in a small town in Nebraska,
and as the son of recent Jewish imigrants from Poland and Palastinian Israel.
I loved Dan, and hope you do too!

Check out the records Dan produces for famous stand-up comedians like Lewis Black,
at his web page

please email me at

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Show #46 -11/12/06- Sheila Interview

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 02:05:00 +0000

Today, Sheila from Canada takes on the Big Questions. She is 22 \
years old, and is a Biology student interested in consciousness.
She was a complete delight to talk to, and I didn't want to stop!
I left the show a little long because I enjoyed her answers so much,
I didn't want to cut very much of our conversation at all.

Don't miss the 2nd half of the show where we discuss the chemistry
of Love!

As always, send me email at:

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Show #45 -10/15/06- Andrew Interview

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 00:39:00 +0000

Today we have a Skype interview with Andrew, age 36 who takes on the big questions of life. He is the father of 2 preschoolers, happily married, and a self described "featureless cubicle boy". Andrew is from England, and now living in the states.

We talked for over 2 hours! I had to cut the show down to something manageable, and I think you will find him warm, funny, and wise. His views are that of a scientist who thinks the evidence for telepathy and things of that sort are rather compelling. It is a delightful and unique take we haven't heard yet on U.Q. I know you will enjoy this show!

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Show #44 -9/24/06- Dana Interview

Sun, 24 Sep 2006 22:17:00 +0000

This show is a Skype interview with Dana, age 29, the girl with pink hair from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Dana is the creator of the podcast BLARM at

Dana takes on the "big questions" with intelligence, humor, and laughter -
and at the end we discuss sex, love, what the heck it is guys want, and body image problems of women - like two girlfriends chatting on the phone.

The show is over a week late, because I hopelessly tried to get 100 delightful minutes with Dana, down to a managable 50 minutes. An impossible task!
Join in the fun, and give it a listen.

Write to me, just to chat, or volunteer to do a show yourself at:

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Show #43 -8/28/06- Erin Interview

Tue, 29 Aug 2006 02:42:00 +0000

Interview with Erin, Age 30. She if from Utah, Phlebotomist, artist,
and cohost of the Choose The Left podcast. She is great fun, and
we laughed a lot. What a joy she was, with sad/funny/wise answers
to the Big Questions.

Please write to me, with ideas, big questions or to volunteer yourself
to be interviewed via Skype at:

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Show #42 -8/09/06- Christiana Interview

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 02:15:00 +0000

Today I ask the Big Questions of Christiana, Age 29 from Utah. Of herself, she says "I'm a Capricorn with Moon in Pisces". She is agnostic, funny, sensible yet quirky, a total dear. Give it a listen!

Please email me with comments, ideas, new "Big Question" ideas, or to volunteer to be interviewed via Skype (or in person, if you are ever in Minneapolis!) at:

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#41 -7/22/06- Jake Cordova Interview and U.Q. 1 year Anniversary!

Sun, 23 Jul 2006 03:25:00 +0000

This is the Uncomfortable Questions 1 year Anniversary Show.

It is a Skype interview with Jake Cordova, age 31, a power seller on Ebay, a Humanist, and an Athiest surrounded by Mormans in Utah!

We had an amazing, wonderful talk, on dealing with a religious town while being an Athiest, how being a diabetic from the age of 3 changes your views of life, the facinating story of divorcing his wife to save their deep frienship of 13 years, and many other subjects. This is a don't miss episode!

Jake is also one of the hosts on Choose The Left podcast, a funny and
quirky show he does with his ex-wife Erin. It made the top 10 in the Podcast Pickle Cast Wars. Congratulations Jake and Erin!

You can get to their show at http:\\

Please email me with comments or to volunteer to be interviewed at:

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Show #40 -7/05/06- Patrick Interview

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 01:40:00 +0000

Today is a Skype interview where we hear the philosophies of life from Patrick Brumbaugh - age 28, an optimistic realist, I.T. Support guy, lover of physics and science.

Patrick is sometimes heard on the podcast

By the way, you can also hear me on the 6/28/06 show from that same site.
The creator of the podcast interviewed me about my show. It was strange to be on the other side of the conversation!

Please write to me at:

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Show #39 -06/17/06- Lynoure Interview

Sun, 18 Jun 2006 03:58:00 +0000

This is a special show - and Skype interview to Lynoure, Age 30, Linux Geek from Finland!! She and I overcame many technical problems for 2 hours, just to get the Skype connection that allowed us to do the interview. But she stayed with me, and the results are worthi it!

Lynoure is a darling, and we talked not only about the big questions, but got a Finnish cultural perspective on many things, and we ended with a discussion on solipsism ( a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing), and overcomming depression. To say nothing of superpowers! Enjoy!

As usual, write to me at

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Show #38 -05/28/06- John Vardell Interview

Mon, 29 May 2006 01:34:00 +0000

I'm back from a New England vacation, and trying to get back on track.
The first new show in a month - but it's worth the wait!

This show is an interview with John Vardell, age 32. He is a member of the
electro/industrial/goth band Automne Vein - check out their web page and listen to some of the music at:

I really liked many of his views on life - but his last words really hit me.
I am trying to remember them, and follow that wise advice everyday!

As always - email me at

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Show #37 -04/29/06- Manly Geek Interview

Sun, 30 Apr 2006 01:41:00 +0000

Today I ask the "big questions" of Manly Geek, age 44 and one of the 3 primary Webmasters for the Marine Corp. He is full of amazing philosophy, and quite the life experiences. I adore this guy. He recently began a podacast of his own - please give it a listen at:

The Manly Geek Show

I also play a promo for his show at the end of my podcast. It is beautifully done, and gave me a smile.

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Show #36 -04/16/06- Phil T. Interview

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 21:53:00 +0000

Today's interview is with Phil T. of "Big Phils Love Parade" podcast show.
To hear his show, go to

Phil is 45 years old, the P.T. Barnum of podcasting, computer guy, all around saint, and friend to all mankind!  How can you resist a listen?

Email me at:

Watch our comedy video show at:

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Show #35 -04/01-Rose Interview

Sat, 01 Apr 2006 05:31:00 +0000

This show is a Skype interview with a a listener. Meet Rose, age 38 - a Systems Librarian, runner, single, who loves to travel and meet new people, and is interested in Philosophy and all religions.

I loved talking to her, we came to similar views of life, from very different starting points. Give it a listen!

Email me at:

My personal blog page is at:

Also watch our video comedy show at:

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Show #34 -03/19- David C. Interview

Mon, 20 Mar 2006 00:21:00 +0000

This is a unique and special interview with David C. My ex-roomate, friend of 25 years, and in recovery from his 3rd Major Depression "Smack-down", as he calls it. It is the most open, intelligent, soul searching look at major depression from the inside. You can see more of David on our video podcast at:


You can Email me at:

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Show #33 -03/05- Lyndon Interview

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 03:48:00 +0000

Another astonishing show with a member of the English Band - "3 Blind Mice". This is Lyndon, age 51 "in a state of arrested development". He is a charmer to be sure. Alex from last show and Victoria chimed in during the interview and it ended up in some great stuff. I would give anything to go hang out with these guys in England. Oh the talks we could have! Please go to the band's website at::

You can Email me at:

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No new show this week

Sun, 26 Feb 2006 04:16:00 +0000

Hey all! The hosting service was down on and off much of this last week. The poor "Alex Interview" has about half the downloads of usual. As it is an exceptional show, I am going to leave it up for another week. I will post the Lyndon Interview next Saturday. Please, listen to the Alex show! It is worth hearing! I am considering going to an every 2 week posting schedule, anyways. The weekly is grueling, It takes about 15 hours to get you a show every week, and interview volunteers are getting harder to come by. I've used up all the people I know who will do it, and now I'm totally dependent on listeners stepping up, or forcing their friends into it. So again, I need people to interview, and if you have Skype (it is a free download at and a microphone and earphones - feel free to write to me and we'll set something up! Thanks so much for all the support you have given this show.

Show #32 -02/19- Alex Interview

Mon, 20 Feb 2006 04:44:00 +0000

Alex is 40 years old, and a co-songwriter with Lyndon in the English Band - 3 Blind Mice. This was an interview via Skype to London. Alex was tremendously eloquent, funny, and a sheer delight to listen to. This is a must listen show. You will be a poorer person, if you don't!

Visit the 3 Blind Mice website - and llisten to a music clip or buy a CD. They are a unique and amazing band, with beautiful voices and stellar musicianship!

You can Email me at:

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Show #31 -2/11/06- Anthony Interview

Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:39:00 +0000

This interview was done over the internet via Skype, to Anthony, Age 30. He is a self proclaimed tall, dark and suave Italian - but he really does the podcast "A Shanty No Lemon" Columbus, Ohio's Original Gay Podcast. Anthony is the most delightful entertaining combination of gay and geek, and someone I would love to just hang out with. What fun!

You can get to his show at:

You can Email me at:

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Apology From Zombie-Land

Mon, 06 Feb 2006 00:08:00 +0000

A quick apology for no show this week. The Zombies ate my brain. Really. I'm too sick to do the show. Read all about my sickness adventures in my personal blog at:

Or send kind Email to the sick person at:

Or just catch up on some old interviews you haven't heard. Come on, have you really heard all 30 of them? What about the fantabulous one where I interview myself? The numbers were kinda low on that one, (you were all off doing your Christmas things) and I thought I did a good job. Go on! Give it a listen!

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Show #30 -01/28 -Roundtable: Consciousness and Beer, Part 2

Sun, 29 Jan 2006 03:48:00 +0000

This show is a Part 2 of a special roundtable with 4 previous guests - Joel the ex-scientist, Phil the Law Student, Cayenne the Comedy Guy and Artist and Me! We continue trying to answer "What is Consciousness or Sentience" and it is debatable if we ever arrive there.(In the photo, that's Cayenne in the back, Joel in the white pants, and Phil in the hat)

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Show #29 -01/22- Roundtable - Consciousness and Beer, Part 1

Sun, 22 Jan 2006 18:41:00 +0000

This show is a Part 1 of a special roundtable with 4 previous guests - Joel the ex-scientist, Phil the Law Student, Cayenne the Comedy Guy and Artist and Me! We tackle "What is Consciousness or Sentience" as even we were not able to answer that questions satifactorily in our own shows. We went all over the map for 2 hours, thus this is only part, Part 2 will come next week. It is a lively, funny, intellectual discussion and I hope you enjoy it! (In the photo, that's Cayenne in the back, Joel in the white pants, and Phil in the hat)

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Show #28 -01/14- JB & Cyn Interview- Part 2

Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:14:00 +0000

This is Part 2 of my epic podcast! It is the interview with J.B. and Cynthia together. Cynthia is a Marketer for a Fortune 1000 company, and J.B. is an Illustrator, Flash Animator and former musician. J.B. also does the zany podcast: "Mostly Trivial".

You can get to his show at:

Email me at:

My personal blog page is at:

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Show #27 -01/07 - JB and Cyn Interview - Part I

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:58:00 +0000

Wow. This is my epic podcast! I interviewed J.B. and Cynthia together, and ended up with 3 hours of amazing, intelligent material. So this is Part I, and it will finish next Saturday. Cynthia is a Marketer for a Fortune 1000 company, and J.B. is an Illustrator, Flash Animator and former musician. He is also a fellow podcaster who does the fun-filled, zany show, "Mostly Trivial".

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Show #26 - 12/31 - Charles Interview

Sat, 31 Dec 2005 23:06:00 +0000

Today I pose the big questions to Charles, age 26, self described as "some geek kid". This one is very reflective and interesting to me as I worked with him for 3 years, and he was the one who dyed his hair blue and turned cartwheels down the hall, and was always the life of the party with his booming laugh! We end up in the strangest places in life, and in our heads.

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Show #25 - 12/24 - Interview with Me!

Sat, 24 Dec 2005 21:44:00 +0000

In this show, I interview myself! I promised all my guests this show, at #25 - where I would tackle the big questions myself. So here is what I think of it all, at least at this point in my life. I put it up with some nervousness - and I really hope you enjoy it!

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Show #24 - 12/18 - Herb Interview

Sun, 18 Dec 2005 07:17:00 +0000

This show is another Skype interview, over the internet, of one of my listeners. I ask the "big questions" of Herb, Age "40-something". He teaches Human Sexuality at Austin, Texas Community College. An amazing, funny, wise, delightful human being who is one of those people who just makes you feel good. I smiled for hours after this interview!

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Show #23 - 12/10 - Paul V. Interview

Sat, 10 Dec 2005 23:42:00 +0000

This show is a Skype (voice over the internet) interview with Paul V. 24 years old, a High Voltage Engineer from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He is the kindest man, and my hero. He hung in there with me for hours, as I worked out the the kinks with recording Skype. And he has great things to say. Listen in!

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#22 - Special - 12/03 - Cayenne and Sue take on The Truth

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 00:07:00 +0000

Show #22 is a Special. After 3 guests cancelled on me this week, I didn't have a show for you. So I grabbed Cayenne (interviewee #1) and he and I tackled some special questions in a discussion. We take on "What is Truth"? and "Are Truth and Honesty Different"? Hear us back ourselved into corners, we can't get out of! Hope you enjoy this special edition!

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Show #21 - 11/26 - Pat Interview

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 00:39:00 +0000

This show is an interview with Pat, 68 years old, retired from floral design and cat care business. She it now starting her own web business for handcrafted aprons. She is delightful, open minded, and I adored this woman. Listen to this show - you need this kind of lifetime perspecitve.

Also check out a new show by Alex Lazic: 5 Minutes With Strangers

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Show #20 - 11/19 - Danny Interview

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 00:54:00 +0000

This is an interview with Danny - 31 years old, a D.J., Musician, and Visual Artist. He is warm, personable, kind, funny, happy, and has a really good attitude about life. This is a wonderful show! I have my own domain name now, Yay!:

If you care, I also have a personal daily blog page at: Sues Blog Page

Danny also has a blog page at: Dannys Blog Page

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Show #19 - 11/12 - Gary Introne Interview

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 22:29:00 +0000

This one is wild! An email interview with Gary Introne - an ex-seminary student and experimental writer from New Jersey, 56 years old. Gary has an extensive view of evil, that will curl your hair. He has an amazing command of the language, and also has a sneaky, dry sense of humor that shows up later in the show. Don't miss this one! Cayenne (of gave me a hand and read Gary's answers.

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Show #18 - 11/06 - Ginger Interview

Sun, 06 Nov 2005 20:27:00 +0000

This is an interview with Ginger, 27 years old. She was in the Peace Corps in Africa and has a totally unique perspective and amazing stories because of it. We talked for hours, and this extra-long episode is the distillation of that conversation. I love Ginger! I hope you will too.

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I also played a promo at the end for "The Riverbend Podcast" another Minnesota podcast. The Riverbend

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Show #17 - 10/29 - Jami Interview

Sat, 29 Oct 2005 21:40:00 +0000

Today's show is an interview with Jami, a 26 year old high school music teacher. A real dear, beautiful, and funny. How come I never had high school teachers like this? Enjoy the show!

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Show #16 - 10/22 - Angie Interview

Sat, 22 Oct 2005 23:02:00 +0000

This is an interview with Angie, a 32 year old computer geek and wannabe writer. She is wise, and completely sweet. What a darling! And she had hallucinations!

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Show #15 - 10/15 - John Henry Interview

Sat, 15 Oct 2005 20:14:00 +0000

Today's show is an interview with John Henry, a 25 writer and apathetic record store clerk. His concept of God as a giant exploding mech robot, and his glorious ethusiasm for love - are not to be missed!

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Show #14 - 10/08 - Travis Interview

Sat, 08 Oct 2005 22:43:00 +0000

This is an interview with Travis, 28 years old, a musician, and member of a new up-and-coming rock band which is locally successful and starting overseas touring. He has an amazing world weary, but wise and accepting view of life. You can also hear me with an amazing cold! Have fun!

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Show #13 - 10/01 - Lily Interview

Sat, 01 Oct 2005 20:03:00 +0000

Today's show is an interview with Lily, a 22 year old waitress and aspiring shut-in. I left this show a little long, because she was such a delightful woman, with so much to say. A definite must-listen!

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Show #12 - 9/24 - John K. Interview

Sat, 24 Sep 2005 17:56:00 +0000

This show is an interview with John K., a 32 year old handyman and carpenter. He is delightful, difficult, and made me work for the show. There are truly stellar discussions, as he got into it on friendship and love! Don't miss this one.

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Show #11 - 9/17 - Natalie Interview

Sat, 17 Sep 2005 22:01:00 +0000

Today's show is an interview with Natalie - 24 years old, a Minneapolis native, and worker at a non-profit organization. She is a wonderful, strong, reflective woman, who deals with getting through recent pain. She reminds me so much of me at that age. How could I not love this show?

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Show #10 - 9/10 - Christopher Interview

Sat, 10 Sep 2005 22:28:00 +0000

Today's show is in interview with Christopher. 34 years old and a Very Expensive Technical Support Engineer. A California, lay-back kind of guy with tremendous kindness and a quirky humor. Give it a listen! Contact me at: Also watch our video comedy show at: Channel Surfing Wipeout

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Show #9 - 9/03 - Phil Interview

Sun, 04 Sep 2005 01:01:00 +0000

Today's interview is with Phil, a 32 year old Law student and karaoke junkie. Good god, listen to this show - if you don't laugh and feel good afterwards, you're not paying attention! Contact me at: Also watch our video comedy show at: Channel Surfing Wipeout

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Show #8 - 8/27 - Arzu Interview

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 17:12:00 +0000

This show is an interview with Arzu - 31 years old, a rock musician in more than one band, a karaoke hostess of the best show in town, and a filmmaker. She is upbeat, dryly funny, and has a very positive attitude about life. Interesting views on religion as she is half Turkish, with a Muslim father, and Christian mother.

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Show #7 - 8-20 - David Interview

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 22:30:00 +0000

This show is an interview with David - writer, and legal process server, 24 years old (and way wise beyond his years). I loved so many of his answers to the "uncomfortable questions". Don't miss this show, it's a must listen! Please write me ideas for questions, comments, or whatever at "

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Show #6 - 8-14 - Garrick Van Buren Interview

Sun, 14 Aug 2005 22:24:00 +0000

This show is an interview with Garrick Van Buren - the producer of an interview podcast show called "First Crack Podcast". He is 30 years old. He gives an engaging, funny view of a young married man, coming to terms with not believing we go on after death. Don't miss it! Garrick's show can be found at "". You can email me at "".

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Show #5 - 8-06 - Sharon Interview

Sun, 07 Aug 2005 01:25:00 +0000

This show is an interview with Sharon. A 55 year old, ex-hippie, super intelligent Software Engineer. She is fun, talkative, and entertaining - with a wonderful view on life combining a mechanisim, with lots of humanistic views. My favorite section is a long discussion on if children who don't get to bond with adults, due to dysfuntional homes, can ever truly love. A total delight of a show!

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Show #4 - 7-31 - Joel Interview

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 05:22:00 +0000

New show with guest Joel, a 39 year old ex-scientist. Currently a DJ, and computer administrator for a University. An amaziningly engaging speaker - my favorite show yet, but then, I say that about every new show. Send email to: " - I would enjoy hearing from you.

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Show #3 - 7/23 - Heather Interview

Sun, 24 Jul 2005 02:56:00 +0000

It's a brand new show with guest Heather, a 30 year old full time student in Social Work, music lover, and lefty liberal. This show is a little more explicit than the others, lots of swearing and candid discussions of sex, love and friendship. Not for those of delicate sensiblities. It is a delightful show with a delightful guest! Enjoy!

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Show #2 - 7/16 - Paul Interview

Sun, 17 Jul 2005 03:56:00 +0000

The new Sunday show is up. This is an interview with Paul, a friend from my last job. He is a bass player, computer guy, and family man - 46 years old. He turns out to be a pretty cool, hardheaded, individualist. Give it a listen! You can send me email at "" Love to hear from you.

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Show #1 - 7/10 - Cayenne Interview

Sun, 10 Jul 2005 21:48:00 +0000

Hi. This is the first show in a weekly interview program. I always wanted to know what people around me thought of the big or important questions - the stuff people don't talk about much. What is evil? What is reality? So to work out the technical details, I interviewed the person most handy - Cayenne Chris Conroy, producer of the comedy podcast Teknical Diffikulties He is a multi-media artist, 37 years old. Enjoy!

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