With diverse cultures and ideologies, humans are expected to simply just understand each other and get along, but there is a ramp of acceptance where it gets quite vertical and we often fall down, this is "the Social Ramp". Entrepreneur, brand strategist and musician James Faulkner interviews interesting people to draw out entertaining tasty nuggets that are engaging and intriguing. An expert in persuasion and culture, James talks to guests about all topics and leaves very little unturned. James is the CEO of a successful tech company and the writer producer and singer in the band H-O-T-E-L available on all music platforms.
John Clerides - Is City Hall's Incompetence Inhumane?
On this episode had a discussion with John Clerides about the state of downtown Vancouver in regards to the open drug scene / homelessness situation that has become a lawless free-for-all for criminal activity, dysfunction, and a direct threat to public safety.
We talked about different models in the world who have a dress the same issue and what we can learn from them and how we got to this point. As you listen through this episode you’ll soon discover that the current approach to this problem is simply inhumane and must be recalibrated.
John is very active on Twitter so if you have any questions for him you can comment on a post or ask for a direct message (DM).
Twitter - https://twitter.com/jclerides
John Coupar - His Vision as the Next Mayor of Vancouver
Today on the podcast I chatted with John Coupar about his platform he is running on to become Mayor of Vancouver in the next civic election in October 2022. We talked about the safety of our streets, homelessness and drug addiction situation, housing affordability and woke culture. We also we learned a little bit about him growing up in Vancouver, his past and what he plans to do in the future.
He is running under the party known as NPA which has had a long-standing of Mayors and Council Members in the past.
John can be found on Twitter
And his website
Ken Sim - His Path to Mayor of Vancouver
Today on the Podcast I chatted with Ken Sim the Mayoral candidate representing the ABC PARTY (A Better City) for the 2022 race.
We got to know Kens background being born and raised in the city, why he wants to become mayor, and what he plans to do once he does get into the Mayors seat.
He also talked about what is meaningful to him and what issues he thinks will be important to the base in Vancouver during this election cycle.
Ken can be found on Twitter
And his website
And the ABC Party website
Dallas Brodie - Cancel Culture
Today on a podcast I am doing the beginning of a five part series joined by Dallas Brodie who is, as you know one of my favourite lawyers and a super smart cookie. The first of these five episodes is focused on cancel culture, its effects, and just how destructive it is to society in general. We talked about systemic problems, current issues here in Canada, and also what the overall effect of all this is. So if you’d like to be entertained and someone informed at least we think then give it a listen!
Leanne Pedersen - Anti-Asian Hate Epidemic
On todays podcast I spoke with Leanne Pederson/Chan who discussed the issue of the anti-asian hate epidemic that is plaguing North America, and more locally, Vancouver. We chatted about cultural history, the diverse set of countries that encompass the term asian, and the difference between them. We got into social behavioural dynamics and how simply understanding each other can break down barriers. It is important to note that this ignorance and hate must be understood and eliminated by all as a collective to ensure that Canada is a place of peace and friendliness.
Dallas and Alan - Mayor Madness! Is Vancouver Fk'd?