From food & entertainment to philosophy & politics and practically everything in between including listener questions & topics, this is an unadulterated, unapologetic, unfiltered, authentic, freethinking, organic stream of consciousness from the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none mind behind the Ephemeral Rift YouTube channel.
ERP #35 - Metal (music)
Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 35 where I talk all things Metal (music) from what it is, its history, the subgenres & their bands/musicians, notable albums, and even how therapeutic it can be.
ERP #34 - Dungeons & Dragons
Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 34 where I talk all things Dungeons & Dragons, including what it is, how it's played, a brief history of role-playing and D&D, what inspired D&D, what D&D inspired, and reading some excerpts from the Player's Guide and Monster Manual.
ERP #33 - Philosophy (First in a New Series)
This episode can be considered both an introduction to philosophy as well as a stepping stone for future episodes on specific philosophies/philosophers. In this episode I talk about the beneficial nature of philosophy, some definitions, quotes about it, a list of 100 notable philosophers, the names of all philosophies, a brief history, some related tangents, and responding to a couple messages.
ERP #32 - Mixed Bag #3
I cover a variety of topics and go on some related tangents mostly in response to listener & viewner messages: Commuting to Work, The 2019 film "Color Out of Space", The 2021 film "Old Henry", The video game "Carrion", Non-believers & morality, "Water on a duck's back", Violence in video games (and violence in general), (U.S.) Government: overreach & control; necessity & helpfulness, Afghanistan's pros & cons, Australia's weather, What to do with your life/passion, Ending up being alone.
ERP #31 - All Things Horror
I talk about horror fiction: why we like it, its history, different cultures, the various horror books, movies, video games, etc., and responding to some messages.
ERP #30 Fear (Part 2): Physiology to Phobias
I discuss a variety of topics from the physiology of fear (limbic system (amygdala, thalamus)) and everything in between & beyond: OG monkey vs modern brain, anger, paranoia, controlling behavior, the power & speed of fear, innate vs learned fears, common fears, phobias (via Wikipedia), patience & fear / anxiety, these self-aware biological machinations, the human body has no user manual, our inability to inquire our own minds.
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I’ve been listening to you for probably 10 years and I take so much from your content I’m not even going to try and explain. Just know I appreciate you very much. Your asmrt is the best of anyone. Hearing your thoughts on different stuff has always been very interesting to me too. I wish you all the best with expanding the podcast and look forward to following.