Sean McGuire finds very interesting people in all different walks of life to learn new things. Sideshow performers, morticians, B-Movie stars, sex workers, UFO religions, comedians, feminist porn, E-humans... nudist comedians... you get the picture. Different people, fascinating ideas - in the end though, all of us are human.
Raina the Mermaid - Swimming Back to Life
In 2008, Raina the Halifax Mermaid (Stephanie Norman) found a unique and life transforming way to deal with the mobility reducing pain from endometriosis and interstitial cystitis combined with dyspraxia. Following the lead of Darryl Hannah in the 1984 movie Splash, she donned a rubber mermaid’s tail and dove into the water (with her boyfriend on call to … Continue reading "Raina the Mermaid – Swimming Back to Life"
Claire Gallant - Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Claire Gallant is back on the show to talk about cryptocurrency and bitcoin and money and how bitcoin – a potential equalizer – can help empower some of society’s most marginalized and vulnerable. Claire’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraglass64 For even more talk about Cryptocurrency: Claire Gallant speaking at ADI Vancouver Blockchain Summit – Sept 2018 I also … Continue reading "Claire Gallant – Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency"
Mighty Mike - Dwarf Tossing and Much More
At long last my taskmaster — Life(tm) — has granted me some stay and I have had a chance to edit and release one of my favourite interviews from the past few months! This one is with dwarf tossee and all round Renaissance Man, Mighty Mike Murga (http://mightymike.tv) I say Renaissance Man, because Mike’s talents span much more … Continue reading "Mighty Mike – Dwarf Tossing and Much More"
Pierre Black: Modification of Body, Mind & Soul
Way back in the early 2000s, my girlfriend and I went to get my very first body piercing at Montreal’s premiere body piercing studio, the still-legendary Black Sun. This highly professional studio was really like a calm juxtaposition between medical clinic and meditation spa. The music, the exotic fish aquariums, the high quality jewellery, the huge … Continue reading "Pierre Black: Modification of Body, Mind & Soul"
Philo Drummond: J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius
Back in 1994, I walked into the Computer Science lab at McGill University here in Montreal for the first time and what did I see as a screensaver on some of the Unix machines? The floating disembodied grinning head of J.R. “Bob” Dobbs! This got burnt into my mind and I would continue to run … Continue reading "Philo Drummond: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius"
Gil Valle: Two Years in Prison for Cannibalistic Thought-Crimes
After Valle's arrest, media coverage exploded in a frenzy of lurid tabloid headlines and stories about the cop charged with planning to kidnap, torture, rape ...and eat ... women, including his own wife. But here’s the fascinating part; there was no such plan in reality. Valle was simply engaging in his own private fantasies, albeit fantasies that are abhorrent and grotesque, and for that he was thrown into prison.
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Laid Back and Interesting
This show has a laid back, conversational feel that makes you want to include your own opinions in the conversation. However; talking to yourself is typically seen as strange behaviour, so don't. A must listen if you enjoy candid convos and random topics!
Scott Doucet - Podcast Discovery Center
Interesting topics you might not have thought of before.
Well worth listening to.
Entertaining Stories from Interesting People!
The more I listen to this podcast, the more impressed I am with the stories and the experiences that Sean encourages people to share. I have learned a great deal about aspects of life that I hadn't really thought about before - like being a mortician, working in a freakshow or a sideshow, or working as an exterminator! Some are educational, some are hilarious and/or cringe-inducing, all so entertaining and interesting.