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Life is filled with interesting people. Their hobbies and opinions open up whole worlds for us to explore. On FWIW we step into some of these worlds...

For What It's Worth Adam Padzik

    • Personal Journals

Life is filled with interesting people. Their hobbies and opinions open up whole worlds for us to explore. On FWIW we step into some of these worlds...

    Giving the Finger in Public: My Convo with a Socialist Friend ~ FWIW Episode 31

    Giving the Finger in Public: My Convo with a Socialist Friend ~ FWIW Episode 31

    In this episode, I host Erich, a friend whose leanings are quite different from my own. Whereas I would describe my politics as center-right, he identifies as a socialist. We cover various topics including greed, human motivation, and political parties as brands. Erich also shares how his eyes were opened to extreme elements of The Left through his experiences of being the target of Twitter and Facebook mobs.
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    Recorded on February 7th, 2019
    Music: Hazardous - Light

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Devil’s Advocate (Part 2): Exodus ~ FWIW Episode 30

    Devil’s Advocate (Part 2): Exodus ~ FWIW Episode 30

    The second installment of my exploration of The Bible through conversation with my Christian friend Hendrik. For a full introduction to the series, please listen to the intro of Part 1, FWIW episode 27. In this episode we tackle the second book of the Old Testament, Exodus. As before, the starting point for our various discussion points are my questions and struggles with the text which Hendrik addresses from his Christian perspective. Specific to Exodus, we delve into topics such as God as all of existence, evil as part of that existence, God’s role in the suffering of the Jews in Egypt, and more.
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    Recorded on August 29th, 2018
    Music: Hazardous - Light

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Q ~ FWIW Episode 29

    Q ~ FWIW Episode 29

    In late October 2017, a user posted on 4chan, an anonymous forum, or image board. Under the title “The Calm Before the Storm,”. The poster claimed to have a high-level government security clearance — Q clearance to be exact. He…or she said they had been instructed to post intelligence leaks straight to 4chan “in order to covertly inform the public about President Trump’s master plan to stage a countercoup against members of the deep state”. In the months that followed, more and more people began paying attention to subsequent Q posts and a community formed, complete with its own terminology, inside jokes, and theories. Then, in the summer of 2018, Q supporters began to draw attention to themselves at Trump rallies, holding signs and openly speaking to reporters about the movement. Today, the community and theory lives on among others on the fringes of the internet, but also in plain sight on more “common” sites like Facebook, and now also in mainstream media. Joining me on this episode is Anon, a follower of the movement to talk about its intricacies as well as the internet sub culture of message boards.
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    Some definitions and further reading:
    Fredrick "Hotwheels" Brennan, founder of 8chan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrick_Brennan
    8chan /pol forum: https://8ch.net/pol/index.html
    "Weaponized Autism" Definition: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/weaponized-autism
    LARP: Live Action Role Play
    POTUS: President of the United States
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    Links:
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    Recorded on August 14th, 2018
    Music: Hazardous - Light

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Donald Trump, Marketer ~ FWIW Episode 28

    Donald Trump, Marketer ~ FWIW Episode 28

    Love him or hate him, Donald Trump succeeded in his goal of becoming president of the United States and he did it in a way that was unlike anything we’ve seen before. His style and the way he marketed himself was unorthodox and he demonstrated new ways of using digital media which allowed him to spend much less money than his rival. So what can marketers learn from him? What should they emulate and what should they avoid? Has he fulfilled his brand promise? Has he kept control of his brand and what can businesses take away from some of his missteps? To discuss all this I was joined by Jeremy Ryan Slate, CEO, and Co-Founder of Command Your Brand Media and host of a podcast titled ‘Create Your Own Life’.
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    Links:
    Jeremy's website and podcast: www.jeremyryanslate.com
    Jeremy's twitter: @jeremyryanslate
    (Sponsor) www.lacabezagallery.com 
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    Recorded on December 13th, 2017
    Music: Hazardous - Light
     

    • 38 min
    Devil’s Advocate (Part 1): Genesis ~ FWIW Episode 27

    Devil’s Advocate (Part 1): Genesis ~ FWIW Episode 27

    Genesis, the first book of the Bible, presents us with some very challenging teachings and accounts. What are we to make of them? Do we interpret the writings literally? What should we make of the sexual acts found in its pages that we would now consider immoral, such as incest and rape, in the context of modern Christian morality? Why does it seem like God gives Man free will, but later is shown to be orchestrating events? To discuss and try to make sense of all of this and more, I’m joined by my friend Hendrik, a non-denominational Christian for whom the Bible is at the core of faith in God and Jesus Christ and has played an important part of his life since his ‘conversion’ to Christianity in adulthood.
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    Links:
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    Recorded on November 30th, 2017
    Music: Hazardous - Light

    • 2 hrs 37 min
    The Money Fight Preview ~ FWIW Episode 26

    The Money Fight Preview ~ FWIW Episode 26

    I’ve experienced the build ups to several high profile boxing matches including the 2015 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio. However, I’ve never seen anything like the anticipation for Mayweather’s next fight which will take place on August 26th, 2017 against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor. The fight will be a boxing match under boxing rules with Floyd as the favourite, none of which has not stopped McGregor from promising a knock out and bets on him winning the fight flooding Vegas. In this episode I chat with 2 friends, Kevin and Amine, to get their views on the fight as well as chew the fat over the various aspects of the build-up and possible outcomes. The personalities and achievements of the two fighters, the cross-over nature of the fight, as well as the current efforts under way to promote it are all potent ingredients in what may be the sporting event of this generation.
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    Links:
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    Recorded on August 9th, 2017
    Music: Hazardous - Light

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

Woody_33 ,

A Must Listen!

An absolutely fantastic podcast that features a plethora of intriguing topics with wide ranging viewpoints, which makes for a deeply engaging experience.

I would highly recommend listening and I am excited for future conversations! Great Work!

Bookwormgurl ,

For What It’s Worth…This is a great podcast channel!

Great conversational tone and lot’s of topics to appeal to everyone. Great guests and great “on the way home for work” listen for sure!

Sid Ghosh, Toronto ,

A nice selection of topics

It’s great to be able to listen to a podcast that deals with a variety of subject matter and not just politics or sports! Highly recommended.

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