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Choice Conversations

Choice Conversations is a personal development podcast, dedicated to helping you improve your life, one *choice* at a time! I cover the following topics: * Holistic health, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health. * Improving relationships, be they between parents and children, romantic partners, or friends and family. * Being successful with money and in business. * Having a purposeful, fulfilling life. * Finding peace and happiness. If you like the podcast and want to contribute, please become a patron. Anything you can give would be appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/ChoiceConversations If you’re temporarily short on cash, there are other ways to help out. One way is to go on itunes and subscribe, rate and review. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2&ls=1 Sharing on social media is another. This will help the show to grow, which helps me do what I want to do -> help as many people as possible. Thank you for your time and good will. Make the choice to be great!
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Apr 30, 2014
Authentic Relationships with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff joins me for a discussion about authentic relationships.  What are the benefits of authentic relationships and, what are the qualities needed to have them?  I found this conversation to not only be both fun and intellectually stimulating, but also inspiring.  Not only is Antony knowledgeable and well-spoken, but he has a presence about him where you can’t help but want to better yourself after listening to him.  I hope you have a similar experience to mine with this interview.

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Apr 21, 2014
Eat by Choice, Not by Habit with Sylvia Haskvitz

Sylvia Haskvitz, author of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, joins me for a discussion.  Being both a registered dietitian and a certified NVC trainer, Sylvia offers a rare opportunity to talk about improving nutrition and communication at the same time.  We discuss the importance of the language we use when talking to ourselves about food, and how self-awareness is key.  Why are we eating?  Are we hungry, are we filling a nutritional need, or is this a copying mechanism for something deeper?  Sylvia has a great saying: “Face your stuff or stuff your face!”

 

The conversation provides strategies for getting started down a healthier path, working with children, and even how to find nutritious alternatives for dessert! 

 

Find more from Sylvia here:  http://www.eatbychoice.net/

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Apr 9, 2014
Beating Obamacare

Ralph Weber, President of Medibid Inc and author of MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats that Rule your Health Care, joins me for a discussion.  We talk about why the cost of healthcare keeps rising, and how his company, Medibid, can reduce those costs by stepping outside the system and enabling the free market. 

 

We discuss the ridiculousness of Obamacare, pre-existing conditions, insurance fraud, and more!

 

Find more from Ralph here:  http://www.medibid.com/

 

Also mentioned during the show, Anesthesia Fraud:  http://newportbeach.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/uci-medical-center-fined-1-2-million-in-whistleblower-case  

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Mar 19, 2014
No Strings Attached Movie Review with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty podcast joins me for a movie review as we tackle No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.  This is not your typical Siskel and Ebert or Rotten Apples style movie review.  Instead, we take a more philosophical look at the movie, delving into the cultural memes, the psychological wounds displayed by the characters, the lack of self-awareness, and even a quick look at homophobia. 

 

 

 

Find more from Wes here:

 

http://completeliberty.com

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also mentioned during the show:

 

The War on Masturbation: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/22/1279622/-Mormons-Declare-War-on-Masturbation#

 

Needs and feelings inventory:  http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory

 

http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

 

Statistics on the sad state of marriage:  http://www.infidelityfacts.com/infidelity-statistics.html

 

How to pick a life partner (and how not to):  http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html

 

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner-part-2.html

 

The Four Horsemen of Marital Apocalypse:  http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Four-Horsemen-of-Marital-Apocalypse&id=613411

 

Nathaniel Branden = great stuff:  http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Romantic-Love-Anti-Romantic-Age/dp/1585426253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395261988&sr=1-1&keywords=the+psychology+of+romantic+love

 

Intimacy, a free ebook from Osho:  http://baytalinsaan.com/ebooks/INTIMACY.pdf

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Mar 3, 2014
Better Marriages with Greg and Priscilla Hunt

Greg and Priscilla Hunt from BetterMarriages.org  join me to discuss marriage enrichment.  Marriage enrichment is not like marriage counseling.  Marriage counseling is triage for when a couple is in serious trouble.  Marriage enrichment, on the other hand, is support for couples who are looking to improve their relationship and strengthen their connection, whether they’ve been married for 40 days or 40 years.  It includes skills for healthy communication, creatively handling conflicts, increasing intimacy, and more.  It includes a community of like-minded couples who learn from each other, modeling more effective behavior, who provide encouragement and support. 

 

Find more from Greg and Priscilla here:  http://www.bettermarriages.org

 

 

 

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Related podcasts: 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/couples-communication-with-dr-warren-farrell  

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/communication-with-pete-gerlach

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Feb 23, 2014
The Montessori Method with Anna Perry

 

 

Anna Perry, Executive Director of Seton Montessori Institute and Seton Montessori School, joins me to talk about the Montessori Method of education.  We discuss the pros and cons of Montessori and relate some of our personal experiences with Montessori schools.

 

 

 

Find more from Seton Montessori here:  http://setonmontessori.org/

 

 

Montessori Madness with Trevor Eissler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA

http://www.montessorimadness.com/

 

 

 

American Montessori Society:  http://amshq.org/

 

 

 

Links to several research papers on Montessori, including the one from Angeline Lillard mentioned during the show:  http://amshq.org/Publications-and-Research/Research-Library/Journal-Articles.aspx

 

 

 

In my first ever appearance on Two Beers with Steve I talked about Montessori schools:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/listener-interviews-part-1

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

             

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

Feb 6, 2014
Living Free in an Unfree World with Kevin Koskella

Kevin Koskella from the Freedom Lovin podcast joins me to discuss how he found freedom in an unfree world.  We cover his six strategies for increasing personal freedom:

 

 

 

1. Emotional freedom. This is the first step before anything else.  He recommends Nathaniel Branden's work, Non-violent communication, and Acceptance therapy. Without breaking free in this realm, you won't be free anywhere else in life.  Focus on this personal stuff first and go out from there.

 

2. Travel. Traveling can open up new worlds. The world is not a scary place as it turns out. 

 

3. Figure out what you need to be happy. Keep those things, get rid of the stuff that doesn't make you happy. You will be freer when you purge like this.

 

4. Become financially free. Don't let this be daunting. What are your priorities? People travel the world making $1000/month. That's freedom. 

 

5. Build a business but really think about what will bring you the most freedom. Online businesses offer the advantage of being able to live anywhere. Many businesses will give you less freedom. Watch out.

 

6. Set up an anonymous New Mexico LLC and start using Bitcoin. Try to deal with banks and government agencies as little as possible, but don't break laws- there are too many other ways to be free to risk going to jail (Harry Browne talks a lot about this). 

 

 

 

Find more from Kevin here:

 

http://www.freedomlovin.com/

 

https://twitter.com/freedomlovinguy

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s great book:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Found-Freedom-Unfree-World-ebook/dp/B007KTDHJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391715651&sr=1-1&keywords=how+i+found+freedom+in+an+unfree+world

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s audio course:  http://www.harrybrowne.org/AudioCourse.htm

 

 

 

Pete Gerlach’s work on Inner Family Systems therapy: 

 

http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/gercacn?feature=watch

 

 

 

The works of Nathaniel Branden, including sentence completion exercises:

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-i

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-ii

 

 

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind:  http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Millionaire-Mind-Mastering-Wealth/dp/0060763280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391700936&sr=1-1&keywords=secrets+of+the+millionaire+mind               

 

 

 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad:  http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391701712&sr=1-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Choice Conversations has an opening for an editor.  Unfortunately my editor had to retire, and I simply do not have the time to do it myself.  Podcasts may be few and far between if I don’t get some help!  It is super easy, I can talk you through how to do it, it just consumes more time than I have available.  If you enjoy the podcast and otherwise receive value from it, editing a few shows for me would be a great way to reciprocate and give value in return.  Message me on facebook for details:   https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

             

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Jan 28, 2014
The Quest for Better Health

 

Steve Patterson interviews me about my quest for better health.  We discuss my story, going from a 38 inch waste and extra large size tee-shirts to a 32 inch waste and small tee-shirts, all while eating as much food as I want, and having more energy!  What is the paleo diet?  Why are grains unhealthy?  What is 80/20, and how does it make sticking with the paleo diet much easier?  How does the vegan diet stack up against the paleo diet?  We discuss all this and more.

 

 

 

For full disclosure’s sake, I misspoke when I said that as of last October (2013) I had been on the paleo diet for 3 years.  October 2013 was actually the 2 year marker for how long I have been paleo.  Sorry about that.

 

 

 

Here is a low commitment option ->  Try Mark Sisson’s 21 Day Challenge:  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-blueprint-21-day-challenge-infographic/#axzz2rhi4bx79

 

 

 

Here is the podcast with Karen De Coster that started me down the road to the paleo lifestyle:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/223-government-hates-good-health/

 

 

 

Here is my favorite health podcast.  Underground Wellness is great for gaining exposure to many different concepts and topics on health and nutrition:  http://undergroundwellness.com/radio/

 

 

 

My first, and still my favorite, paleo book:  http://www.primalblueprint.com/product/The_Primal_Blueprint/Books_and_Media

 

 

 

Mark Sisson’s blog also has basically all of the same information that is in the book above, and it's available for free online:  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/#axzz2rhi4bx79

 

 

 

Here is a great site, complete with a phone app, for tracking the food you eat, how much you exercise, etc:  http://www.fitday.com/

 

 

 

Denise Minger was the woman I mentioned on the show who has done a great deal of work comparing the vegan diet to the paleo diet.  Here is a presentation she did on the China Study:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsf9Tpm2Dgc

 

 

 

Susan Schenck is a woman who use to be a champion for veganism.  She wrote books on how great it was.  And then it stopped working for her, and when I say “stopped working” I’m putting it very nicely!  She now writes books on how the vegan diet is awful, that you may feel great the first few years, but eventually the deficiencies catch up with you in a big way:  http://undergroundwellness.com/podcasts/when-a-vegetarian-diet-doesnt-work/

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Choice Conversations has an opening for an editor.  Unfortunately my editor had to retire, and I simply do not have the time to do it myself.  Podcasts may be few and far between if I don’t get some help!  It is super easy, I can talk you through how to do it, it just consumes more time than I have available.  If you enjoy the podcast and otherwise receive value from it, editing a few shows for me would be a great way to reciprocate and give value in return.  Message me on facebook for details:   https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

             

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Jan 8, 2014
Ringing in the New Year with Glenn Jacobs

 

Professional wrestler Glenn Jacobs, who goes by the ring name of Kane in the WWE, joined me on New Year’s Day 2014 for a great discussion.  Glenn told me about his journey, getting into professional wrestling, and how that impacted the growth of his political and economic views.  We then took a hard look at the Federal Reserve, the NSA, and the TSA.  Was 9/11 not a big deal?  Is the public school system undermining American freedom?  How far is the USA from Soviet-style totalitarianism?  Can the internet save us? 

 

 

 

Listen to how Glenn and I ring in the New Year and “celebrate” the 100th birthday of the Federal Reserve. :)

 

 

 

Find more from Glenn here:

 

https://twitter.com/JacobsReport

 

http://jacobsreport.com/

 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/author/glenn-jacobs/?post_type=article

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

             

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Dec 31, 2013
The Dog Whisperer and Human Nature

 

Steve Patterson joins me for the greatly anticipated Dog Whisperer show.  We discuss the TV program The Dog Whisper, and very quickly the conversation turns toward comparing the techniques Cesar Millan uses to train dogs to the tactics parents use to control their children.  Are there parenting lessons to be learned from Cesar?  What is human nature?  Is it hierarchical as is the nature of canines?  

 

 

 

And just what exactly does Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter have to do with all of this?  You’ll have to listen to find out!  :)

 

 

 

This is Choice Conversations’ first Christmas episode, recorded Christmas Eve 2013.  Happy Holidays to all the wonderful listeners!  It is truly a privilege to have this opportunity to connect, share, and learn with you.

 

 

 

Here is the podcast mentioned on today’s show with Wes Bertrand and Darrel Becker where we discussed whether or not Non-Violent Communication went against human nature:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

Here are previous podcasts on parenting: 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-world-is-our-classroom-with-miro-and-lainie

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/webpage/category/Parenting

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

 

   

 

             

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI7ocq6Ur-chttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFg7sG-tlCk

Dec 17, 2013
The World is Our Classroom with Miro and Lainie

 

Miro and Lainie from the Raising Miro on the Road of Life travel blog and podcast join me for a wonderful conversation.  Lainie and her son tell me all about their life on the road in South America, living outside of the main stream, unschooling, or “world schooling” as they call it, using travel as a tool for education for both son and mother.  In addition to education, much time is spent discussing the partnership that is required for successful, fulfilling parenting.

 

Plus we find out which HP Lovecraft tale is Miro’s favorite!  :)

 

Find more from Miro and Lainie here:  http://www.raisingmiro.com/

 

Previous podcasts on travel: 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

   

             

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Dec 8, 2013
Why We Love Shakespeare with Carson and Jeff

 

Carson and Jeff from Bardcast, the Shakespeare podcast, join me to discuss the life and works of William Shakespeare.  This is a fun conversation where we discuss why we love Shakespeare, and attempt to answer questions like “Is Shakespeare still relevant today?”  and “Was Shakespeare a racist?”  In addition, we spend some time talking about the glorious rock star life style us podcasters get to enjoy, and close it out with a short list of Carson’s favorite Shakespeare themed films and plays.

 

Find more from Carson and Jeff here:  http://bardcast.blogspot.com/

 

We spend more time discussing King Lear than any of Shakespeare’s other plays, simply because it was the play I’d read most recently and had closest to the forefront of my mind.  :)  I should mention there are spoilers for King Lear in this podcast.

 

Here is the lecture on King Lear mentioned during the show:  

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/king-lear-audio

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764

                

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Nov 25, 2013
Bitcoin: Silk Road to Hell

 

So bitcoin is a can’t miss investment that is guaranteed to go up, right?  Steve Patterson joins me to discuss some of the reasons why that might not be the case.  Is bitcoin too volatile to be a useful currency?  Is bitcoin the AOL of cryptocurrencies?  How do you perform a valuation of bitcoin as you would other investments?  This fun conversation goes in many directions, covering topics like the Silk Road website, the NSA, pornography, gambling, privacy, competing currencies, and more.

 

Find out more about bitcoin here:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-117-a-bit-about-bit-coin

 

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Nov 19, 2013
Judgment and Responsibility with Darrell Becker and Wes Bertrand

In this conversation Darrell Becker and Wes Bertrand joined me to tackle the topics of judgment and responsibility.  I found that these two things, judgment and responsibility (or denial of responsibility as is often the case) often go together.  We discuss how these topics handled using Non-violent communication (NVC), and go over many examples, including events in the news, sexism, the Free Domaain Radio podcast, and more!

 

Find more from Darrell here:

http://voluntaryvisions.blogspot.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

Find more from Wes here:

http://completeliberty.com/

http://happinesscounseling.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

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Nov 8, 2013
The Search for Greener Pastures with Erik Townsend, part 2

 

The conversation continues with Erik Townsend, as he tells us about his epic journey around the world.  

 

Many topics are explored, including the following:  How do the considerations differ when evaluating a place for snow birding verses a primary residence?  Hawaii is a hell hole?  Why not the Carribean?  But isn’t Europe fiscally insolvent?  What was it like living out of a suit case perpetually?  What about our good friends in the TSA?  What are some good survival tips for this type of traveling?  What is the value in agility?  And finally, what was Erik’s pick for a home base?  What about a plan B in case things sour there?  Conclusions?

 

 

 

Below are the travel destinations covered in this show:

 

 

 

Honolulu

 

San Sebastian

 

Paris

 

Cannes (France)

 

Monaco

 

Munich

 

The Italian country side

 

Montreal

 

And more on Hong Kong and Puerto Vallarta

 

 

 

If you missed part 1, you’ll find it here:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour

 

 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/slow-motion-armageddon-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-10-green-shoots-erik-townsend-interview

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/getting-technical-with-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-argument-against-hyperinflation-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-1-of-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-2-of-2

 

 

 

Looking for a house in Maine?  Buy Erik’s house!  http://www.eriktownsend.com/Latest/maine-waterfront-property-for-sale.html

 

 

 

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Oct 28, 2013
The Search for Greener Pastures with Erik Townsend, part 1

 

Erik Townsend is back, but this time to cover a different topic: world travel!  Erik had spent his entire life living in the United States, and thought it was time to evaluate what the rest of the world had to offer.  Erik tells us about his epic trip around the world, evaluating alternative residences.

 

 

 

Learn about the differences between traveling to a location for recreation and actually living there.  Why is it that recognizing that a place is up and coming is not the same thing as determining it is a place where you’ll want to live?  Find out that and much more, including what Erik liked and didn’t like about the following places:

 

 

 

Hong Kong

 

Thailand

 

Mexico City

 

Puerto Vallarta

 

Argentina

 

Chile

 

Australia

 

New Zealand

 

 

 

In order to keep the shows to a more readily digestible size, I broke the interview into two episodes.  This is part one.  Part two can be found here: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

 

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour

 

 

 

Looking for a house in Maine?  Buy Erik’s house!  http://www.eriktownsend.com/Latest/maine-waterfront-property-for-sale.html

 

 

 

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Oct 15, 2013
Old School Value Investing with Jae Jun

Jae Jun from the Old School Value blog joins me to talk about value investing.  We discuss what is value investing, as well as the importance of having a systematic approach.  Jae tells us about some of the specifics to his investment strategy, including tactics to help prevent letting your emotions sabotage your ability to successfully manage your money.

 

 

 

You’ll find Jae’s blog, along with the great utilities and resources mentioned during the podcast, right here:  http://www.oldschoolvalue.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 23, 2013
Slow Motion Armageddon with Erik Townsend

 

Erik Townsend returns to the show to discuss what he sees as a slow motion Armageddon.  Yes, there are deep problems in the global financial system, but they’re not going to manifest overnight.  It will play out over many years, as the United States uses financial repression to attempt to get out from under its debt load.  What can you do to protect yourself?

 

 

 

Many other topics are explored in this enlightening interview: Syria, hypocrisy from Obama, gold and the likelihood of confiscation, the NSA and the police state, and the lack of critical thinking in the United States.

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 19, 2013
No Tapering with Andrew Horowitz

By popular demand Andrew Horowitz is back!  We discuss the Fed’s decision not to taper and how fundamentals are out the window right now if you’re trying to invest in these markets.  Andrew talks about how technicals are the only thing working in this environment, and then provides some details of his technical based product Trigger Point Research.  Trigger Point Research provides subscribers with detailed, actionable trades, where to get in, where to get out, sent directly to their phones the moment the markets give a signal. 

 

 

 

Get a free trial here:  http://triggerpointresearch.com/freetrial

 

 

 

After the 2 week free trial, Choice Conversations listeners get a 35% discount for the first month using the following coupon code:  chrismoney 

 

Thanks Andrew!

 

 

 

Find more from Andrew here:  http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/andrew-horowitz-the-disciplined-investor

 

 

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Sep 12, 2013
Couples Communication with Dr. Warren Farrell

 

Acclaimed author Warren Farrell joins me to discuss couples communication.  We talk about how the human species evolved a certain reaction to criticism which was useful during more primitive times, but is no longer serving us in modern times as we try to have fulfilling marriages.  The focus is primarily on communication with a life partner, but we dip into parenting, education, and communication with friends, co-workers, or anyone!

 

 

 

http://www.warrenfarrell.com/

 

 

 

Meet Warren in person!  Scroll to the bottom to find his latest appearances, including the one discussed on the show in Big Sur:  http://www.warrenfarrell.com/sample-page/

 

 

 

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Aug 30, 2013
The Trivium and NonViolent Communication with Darrell Becker

 

Darrell Becker from Tragedy and Hope joined Steve Patterson and me to discuss merging the Trivium with Non-Violent Communication.  This was a fun and fascinating journey into melding two seemingly very different things, a strategy for learning and a strategy for connecting with yourself and others, and finding that the sum of the parts creates something greater.

 

Darrell is the first person I’ve interviewed where he was the one to initiate contact.  He’s been a long time listener, and it was a new and pleasurable experience to have a fan of the show on as a guest. 

 

Find more from Darrell below:

 

Darrell’s blog:  http://voluntaryvisions.blogspot.com/

 

Darrell on Tragedy and Hope, Merging the Trivium with NVC: https://www.tragedyandhope.com/history-merging-the-trivium-method-with-nvc/

 

 

 

Darrell on Unplugged Mom: http://www.unpluggedmom.com/umradio-podcast/8654/

 

 

 

 

 

Below you’ll find more information on the topics we discussed:

 

Previous podcasts on the Trivium:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-115-the-trivium-education-with-jan-irvin

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-116-gene-odening-on-the-trivium

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/rhetoric-with-gene-odening 

 

Non-Violent Communication:  http://www.cnvc.org/

 

 

 

Parent Effectiveness Training:  http://www.gordontraining.com/parent-programs/parent-effectiveness-training-p-e-t/

 

Previous podcasts on Parent Effectiveness Training: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-basics-of-p-e-t

 

 

 

Pete Gerlach’s site on Inner Family Systems Therapy:  http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm

 

Previous podcasts with Pete Gerlach:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/breaking-the-cycle-with-peter-gerlach

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/five-personal-marital-and-family-hazards-with-pete-gerlach

 

 

 

42 Fallacies: http://aphilosopher.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/42-fallacies.pdf

 

Rhetorical Triangle: http://www.mrgunnar.net/ap.cfm?subpage=347030

 

The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff:  http://www.amazon.com/Continuum-Concept-Happiness-Classics-Development/dp/0201050714/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377811154&sr=1-1&keywords=jean+liedloff

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 21, 2013
The Virgin Diet and N=1 Experiments with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty Podcast joins me to talk about my personal experience with the Virgin Diet, as well as a general look at N=1 experiments.  We spend a good bit of time discussing what makes for good science: removing bias, controlling variables, and so on, while mixing in my own anecdotal findings while trying JJ Virgin's elimination diet.

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Find more from Wes here:

http://completeliberty.com/

http://healthymindfitbody.com/

http://happinesscounseling.com/

http://logicallearning.net/

 

 

 

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Aug 14, 2013
Snowden, Manning, the FED, and Competing Currencies with Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson joined me for a free-flowing discussion, a “BS session” if you will.  A potpourri of subjects was covered, including the following:

 

  • Edward Snowden
  • Bradley Manning
  • traitors vs heroes
  • The American Revolution
  • 9/11
  • critical thinking skills
  • questioning authority (but I repeat myself)
  • the economy
  • What would you do if you were chairman of the FED?
  • inflation
  • competing currencies
  • being bearish during a bull market
  • the challenges of running a podcast
  • being star struck
  • setting major life goals
  • success in sales
  • debating politics
  • The difference between progressives, conservatives, and libertarians
  • “speed reading” audiobooks and podcasts with applications like stitcher:  http://www.stitcher.com/

Steve breaks up a bit for a minute or two in the middle of the podcast, but the audio quickly improves afterward.  Don’t get discouraged, it won’t last long!

Aug 13, 2013
Street Smarts with Jim Rogers

 

I was privileged to have the chance to speak with legendary investor Jim Rogers.  Jim is one of my favorite authors, as his books are not only full of great investing advice, but they also hold a wealth of lessons that are useful in all facets of life.  We spent much of the time talking about his latest book, Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets, which details his journey to this point in his life.  It is quite possibly his best book yet!

 

 

 

Jim is a hero of mine, having already accomplished two of my personal goals.  One, he “retired” from his day job, and then began “working” for himself investing his own money for a living.  Two, he then became an accomplished world traveler.  I too am working toward both of these goals. 

 

 

 

I have to admit, I was a little star struck during the interview because I admire Jim so much.  If I didn’t have a few talking points written down ahead of time this could have been a VERY short interview, as my mind was blank for much of the time.  :)  Fortunately, Jim cared the day and the show still turned out great. 

 

 

 

Find more from Jim here:

 

http://www.jimrogers.com/

 

 

 

And definitely check out his books.  Street Smarts and A Gift for my Children are required reading for anyone, not just those who are interested in investing:

 

http://www.jimrogers.com/books/listing/                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 6, 2013
Investment Strategies with Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig, author of Own the World, is back for another great discussion.  Andy starts by sharing his journey from working on “The Hill” in DC, to working as a broker in the banking industry, to starting his own business, and recently returning to investment banking.  We learn how he developed his strategies for investing and get a small peak “under the hood” at some of the details of these strategies. 

 

 

 

Check out Andy’s blog:

 

http://www.plainenglishfinance.com/

 

 

 

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