208 episodes

The Ripple Effect Podcast has historians on like Dan Carlin, musicians like Rou from Enter Shikari, scientists like Cara Santa Maria, alternative researcher like James Corbett, stand-up comedians like The Amazing Jonathan, health & medicine experts like Dr. Burzynski, filmmakers like Adam Scorgie, authors like Daniele Bolelli and many more guests in hopes to bring our listeners interesting people, and interesting conversations, with the goal of "Provoking Thought & Starting A Ripple."

The Ripple Effect Podcast Ricky Varandas

    • Philosophy

The Ripple Effect Podcast has historians on like Dan Carlin, musicians like Rou from Enter Shikari, scientists like Cara Santa Maria, alternative researcher like James Corbett, stand-up comedians like The Amazing Jonathan, health & medicine experts like Dr. Burzynski, filmmakers like Adam Scorgie, authors like Daniele Bolelli and many more guests in hopes to bring our listeners interesting people, and interesting conversations, with the goal of "Provoking Thought & Starting A Ripple."

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #206 (Scott Horton | Iran–U.S. Relations: A Historical Perspective)

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #206 (Scott Horton | Iran–U.S. Relations: A Historical Perspective)

    Scott Horton is the host of AntiWar Radio, The Scott Horton Show, author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, managing director of the Libertarian Institute & one of the most knowledgeable & respected researchers in foreign policy & geopolitics. Today Scott returns to the show to discuss the history of Iran-U.S. relations.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Ripple Effect Podcast #205 (Lyn Ulbricht | The Ross Ulbricht & Silk Road Story)

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #205 (Lyn Ulbricht | The Ross Ulbricht & Silk Road Story)

    Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of the Silk Road website creator Ross Ulbricht. Ross Ulbricht is a first-time offender serving a double life sentence without parole, plus 40 years, for a website he made when he was 26 years old and passionate about free markets and privacy. Ross, an Eagle Scout, scientist and peaceful entrepreneur, had all non-violent charges at trial. He was never prosecuted for causing harm or bodily injury and no victim was named at trial. Please go to FreeRoss.org and sign the petition to help Free Ross. Also check out the documentary DEEP WEB by Alex Winter, about Ross Ulbricht & the Silk Road website.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Ripple Effect Podcast #204 (Brian Tuohy & Jason Bermas | Sports Corruption & Conspiracies)

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #204 (Brian Tuohy & Jason Bermas | Sports Corruption & Conspiracies)

    Brian Tuohy is America's leading expert on game fixing in sports. While Larceny Games discusses game fixing from a sports gambling aspect, his previous book The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR examined how the professional leagues influence the outcome of their own games for TV ratings and profit. He has appeared as a guest on over 100 radio programs throughout the United States and Canada and has spoken at Florida State University, Columbia College in Chicago, and at the 2012 AEJMC National Conference.

    Jason Bermas is a researcher, activist & documentary filmmaker. Check out his films Invisible Empire, Fabled Enemies, 9/11 Loose Change, SHADE and his YouTube Channel www.YouTube.com/InfoWarrior.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Ripple Effect Podcast #203 (Kerry McDonald | Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom)

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #203 (Kerry McDonald | Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom)

    Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor.

    Kerry's research interests include homeschooling and alternatives to school, self-directed learning, education entrepreneurship, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Her articles have appeared at The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, Reason Magazine, City Journal, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College.

    Kerry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Ripple Effect Podcast #202 (Kris Newby | Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons)

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #202 (Kris Newby | Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons)

    Kris Newby is an award-winning science writer at Stanford University, senior producer of the Lyme disease documentary UNDER OUR SKIN, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons. Newby has two degrees in engineering, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Previously, Newby was a technology writer for Apple and other Silicon Valley companies. She lives in Palo Alto.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Ripple Effect Podcast #201 (Dr. Tom Cowan | An Alternative Look At Health & Medicine)

    The Ripple Effect Podcast #201 (Dr. Tom Cowan | An Alternative Look At Health & Medicine)

    Dr. Tom Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner’s work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree. Tom graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003.

    Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation™. During his career he has studied and written about many subjects in medicine. These include nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing, which was published in 2004 by New Trends Publishing, and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, published in 2013. He writes the “Ask the Doctor” column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation’s quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has three grown children and three grandchildren and practices medicine in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife, Lynda Smith.

    Dr. Cowan sees patients at his office in San Francisco and is accepting new patients. He also gives lectures and presentations.

    • 55 min

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