30 episodes

A curious look at a variety of topics from the news and history of the world. 🌎 🎙️ 🎧

Assorted Goods Disinformed Content Media

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    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

A curious look at a variety of topics from the news and history of the world. 🌎 🎙️ 🎧

    Assorted Goods, Signing Off... (w/ Jeff Feightner)

    Assorted Goods, Signing Off... (w/ Jeff Feightner)

    Well this is it, after 3 1/2 years, about 70 episodes, hundreds of thousands of words researched and written, it's time to wrap up the Assorted Goods Podcast. Joining Dan to look back on the podcast is fellow podcaster and producer Jeff Feightner, who has heard Dan waffle over the decision to move on, or keep going about 50 times.

    Thank you to the guests who have stopped by and of course, to the listeners who have supported the show and gave it life over these years.

    But never fear, there are new projects on the horizon.

    Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/

    Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan

    Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca

    Music Produced by: David Felton

    • 51 min
    Education in a Brave New Digital World: with Carlo Trentadue

    Education in a Brave New Digital World: with Carlo Trentadue

    Back at the start of Covid, I had teacher, football coach, and a good friend of mine Carlo Trentadue on the podcast to talk about the challenges of teaching at a time like this. Now, 2 years later and as we return to a "new normal", Carlo has come back to talk more about digital literacy, having a keen eye for quality information, navigating 'social norms' online, and so much more.

    Of course there's a little football talk too.

    Read some of Carlo's writings and musings on his website carlotrentadue.com

    Show Notes:

    Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan

    Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca

    Music Produced by: David Felton

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Plastic World: Microplastics and the "Big Oil" Problem

    Plastic World: Microplastics and the "Big Oil" Problem

    Scientific studies have revealed that microplastics aren't just in our oceans and trash dumps, they're in our food and hanging around the inside of our bodies. Figuring out how we got to live on a planet overrun with plastic and why after half a century of knowing we'd get here, the forecast for the future? More plastic!

    Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/plastic-world-microplastics-and-the-big-oil-problem-april-18th-2022

    Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/x8w7obe9micp9kmj0mqdy8zejl6oz6

    Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan

    Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca

    Music Produced by: David Felton

    • 45 min
    Telling the Full Story: with Michael Motley of OneMic History

    Telling the Full Story: with Michael Motley of OneMic History

    Our history textbooks and classes have never told us the full story of our own history, and when it comes to the stories of Black America, those stories are often never told at all. This episode I'm joined by Michael Motley of the OneMic Black History Podcast, as we get into what it's like to tell the stories of history that people either haven't heard, or don't want to.

    We also talk about how to navigate the minefield of the politicization of teaching about racial history, and of course, there's a little podcasting talk as well. Enjoy!

    Visit OneMicHistory.com for more information, and subscribe on your podcast app of choice here: https://pod.link/1523553991

    Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/telling-the-full-story-with-michael-motley-of-onemic-history

    Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan

    Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca

    Music Produced by: David Felton

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Start Wars with Them

    Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Start Wars with Them

    When a war breaks out, a government has to build and deploy its lies as much as its military.

    As Russia carries out a violent campaign of terror in Ukraine, we're taking a look at the narrative web of lies that President Vladimir Putin has spun, and how his tactics are part of a long pattern of leaders misleading their own people, and the world as a whole.

    Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/lies-and-the-lying-liars-who-start-wars-with-them-sources-list

    Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/lies-and-the-lying-liars-who-start-wars-with-them

    Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan

    Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca

    Music Produced by: David Felton

    • 50 min
    Us vs Them: How Binary Thinking is Being Exploited

    Us vs Them: How Binary Thinking is Being Exploited

    Coke vs Pepsi, Marvel vs DC, Republicans vs Democrats, Anything vs Damn-Near Anything.

    No matter where we go, every issue, big or small, gets boiled down to one side against another side. "Us vs Them". This episode of Assorted Goods, we're taking a look at how "Binary Thinking" is part of who we are as people, and how it gets easily exploited.

    Source List: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-sources/us-vs-them-how-binary-thinking-is-being-exploited-february-28th-2022

    Show Notes: https://www.disinformed.ca/ag-show-notes/us-vs-them-how-binary-thinking-is-being-exploited

    Follow the show on twitter and instagram @disinformeddan

    Thoughts? Send an email! Dan@disinformed.ca

    Music Produced by: David Felton

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

RL_Terry ,

Charming and Authentic

Ever want to engage in a thoughtful discussion on a hot topic? Or simply a subject that is all the buzz? Then listen to Dan! Even I don’t agree with all his opinions, but he is respectful and doesn’t give into sensationalism. He also has a great, soothing voice to listen to.

Chuck Nuckus ,

Bet you didn’t know..

Listened to this show for the first time today. It was great. You can tell this guy loves to share his knowledge. Fun and never boring, I’m down for a few more. -Uncle Frank from Hold On, Im Almost There

YoPeac3 ,

This podcast....

Keeps me on the edge of my seat with the amount of information and research Dan puts out for its listeners. I appreciate it and just wanted to say please keep doing what you’re doing. You’re on your own lane and I haven’t heard anyone put out content like this. Glad I stumbled on here. If you are going to listen go all the way to the beginning, trust me/ or don’t but you won’t be disappointed.

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