11 episodes

Explorers of the human condition, we seek the answers to the life, the universe, and everything...or maybe just what we think our pet would sound like if they could talk. admin@amusingmindspodcast.com

Amusing Minds Amusing Minds

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Explorers of the human condition, we seek the answers to the life, the universe, and everything...or maybe just what we think our pet would sound like if they could talk. admin@amusingmindspodcast.com

    Episode 11 - Bugging People and Making Friends with Ben Goldschmidt

    Episode 11 - Bugging People and Making Friends with Ben Goldschmidt

    Why do we tease people when making friends? When is it teasing and when is it bullying? Ben Goldschmidt, long time friend of Ben of Amusing Minds, comes to the show to talk about interpersonal relationships and testing boundaries.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 10 - Being an Artist with the Artisan Rogue

    Episode 10 - Being an Artist with the Artisan Rogue

    CW: Explicit language and sexual innuendo

    What's it like being a freelance artist in 2021? What is the weirdest commission you've ever been asked to do? What are some tips for someone that wants to make their art into a living? These questions burn in the minds of Ben, Larry, and Rodney as they interview Mario, the Artisan Rogue. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 9 - Medieval Survival Tips with Travis Buck

    Episode 9 - Medieval Survival Tips with Travis Buck

    If you time traveled to 1000 AD, could you survive? How important is it to trick Satan into building a bridge for your village? Should you bring water on a crusade? Travis Buck has been researching these ideas for his upcoming book, and he chose to share with us some of the weirder stories from history about surviving the middle ages!

    *Editor's note: The religion in southern France mentioned in the podcast was actually Cathar and not Catalan.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 8 - Having Hobbies with Mike Hewitt

    Episode 8 - Having Hobbies with Mike Hewitt

    How many hobbies do you have? Is it a hobby, or a hustle? Why should we have hobbies? Mike Hewitt has so many hobbies, he's tried just about all of them. Join us as we explore how hobbies positively impact our lives in this episode of Amusing Minds.

    • 50 min
    Episode 7 - Brainstorming with Jay Sparks

    Episode 7 - Brainstorming with Jay Sparks

    You have a great idea, but what do you do next? Brainstorm! In this episode we talk to Jay Sparks, a game designer, bartender, and the guy that entrepreneurs go to for some great brainstorming. Also, we ponder the benefits of turning entire walls into whiteboards.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 6 - Fan Fiction and Head Canon with Jashin Lin

    Episode 6 - Fan Fiction and Head Canon with Jashin Lin

    Fan fiction, fan theories, and head canon are all different ways we can express our individual creativity around a fandom. What drives us to make up new stories within established universes? Why do we become so obsessed over theories about answers to questions left by the creators of a film or tv series? Jashin Lin has written fan fiction and been involved with the community for years. She shares with Ben and Rodney her experiences and wisdom when it comes to head canon. 

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    • 54 min

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