8 episodes

American Public University is hosting a new podcast exploring some of the most interesting and pressing concepts of the modern era. Each episode of Intellectible features expert guests with years of education and experience in a host of fields including business, science, history, art, philosophy, medicine, and many other disciplines. Join host Dr. Gary Deel and his guests as they attempt to parse some of the most peculiar and intriguing challenges of the 21st century with the tools of intellect and critical thinking.

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American Public University is hosting a new podcast exploring some of the most interesting and pressing concepts of the modern era. Each episode of Intellectible features expert guests with years of education and experience in a host of fields including business, science, history, art, philosophy, medicine, and many other disciplines. Join host Dr. Gary Deel and his guests as they attempt to parse some of the most peculiar and intriguing challenges of the 21st century with the tools of intellect and critical thinking.

    The Automation of Logistics: How the Pandemic Has Spurred Growth | EP07

    The Automation of Logistics: How the Pandemic Has Spurred Growth | EP07

    The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the development and application of automation throughout the supply chain. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr., APU's Program Director of Transportation and Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management, about technological advancements like driverless semi-trucks and robotics. Learn how organizations are prioritizing automation deployment to lessen person-to-person contact during the pandemic and discussion about the pros and cons of such a fast deployment.
     
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    • 31 min
    Leveraging Military Skills in the Corporate World | EP07

    Leveraging Military Skills in the Corporate World | EP07

    One of the biggest challenges for veterans is transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Joel Beam about his career as a Navy SEAL and the challenges he faced when applying his unique skillset to the corporate world. Learn about the challenges he faced adapting his military experience to match his new corporate environment; how he coped with the shocking differences in leadership style; and how he had to change his own mindset from taking orders in the military to now having open conversations with leadership to share his ideas and recommendations.
     
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    • 45 min
    How COVID-19 has Changed the Gambling Industry | EP06

    How COVID-19 has Changed the Gambling Industry | EP06

    Casinos, like all industries reliant on tourism and travel, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Dr. Bo Bernhard, Executive Director at the International Gaming Institute for the University of Nevada Las Vegas, about the current state of the gaming industry. Learn about some of the changes happening in casinos including a shift towards automation and other technological advancements. Also hear about the rampant growth of online betting and other mobile gambling platforms.
     
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    • 50 min
    Recent Evolution in Employment Law

    Recent Evolution in Employment Law

    How has employment law recently evolved in the federal courts? In this episode, APU Business Faculty Director Dr. Gary Deel interviews law professor Rhonda Reaves about the history of employment law and recent updates that affect protections under the Civil Rights Act and other key employment statutes. Hear details about three landmark employment law cases and what the future may hold for decisions regarding protected characteristics.
     
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    • 49 min
    The Transformative Process of Law School

    The Transformative Process of Law School

    Are you thinking about going to law school? What's the difference between law school and graduate school? In this episode, APU professor Dr. Gary Deel talks to Dr. John Duncan, a law professor with a distinguished career as a JAG in the Air Force, about what students can expect from law school. Learn how to prepare for law school, how it will transform your critical thinking skills, and teach you how to constantly learn. Also hear about the frustrations and challenges you are likely to encounter in law school and how to overcome them.
     
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    • 46 min
    Life of a Stuntman

    Life of a Stuntman

    What is it like to be a professional stunt person? In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Ray Eddy about his career as a stunt man, the physical training and techniques required to execute certain stunts, and how he maintains focus and control to avoid injury. He also discusses the pros and cons of actors doing their own stunts in films and the role of CGI technology.
     
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    • 49 min

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