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A bit of a social critique from a man who likes talking with people.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A bit of a social critique from a man who likes talking with people.

    The Return of the Living...(with Ricky Neuwirth)

    The Return of the Living...(with Ricky Neuwirth)

    Ricky is a filmmaker, screenwriter and author. He joins Billy to talk about his projects, some of which included Billy. The conversation goes from the twenty year anniversary of 9/11, to reminiscing about Oliver Stone films and a fondness for iconic film locations over other historic sites, to just a relaxed talk about their shared experiences working together on various short films (link here)

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Moscow Kino I (with Mike Keane)

    Moscow Kino I (with Mike Keane)

    Mike joins Billy via Zoom to talk about Battleship Potemkin in what they hope to be the first in a series (perhaps a whole new podcast) on Russian cinema. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Never Look Like You're trying Too Hard (with P.J. Agness)

    Never Look Like You're trying Too Hard (with P.J. Agness)

    P.J. Agness from Archangel Protective Intelligence joins Billy via Zoom to talk, shark repellant, the O.S.S. self-defense and a mess of other stuff. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    As One Chapter Ends...(with Sean McGrane)

    As One Chapter Ends...(with Sean McGrane)

    Sean McGrane is a Veteran of both the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. He joins Billy via Zoom to talk about the U.S. departure from the war in Afghanistan, what it means to him as a vet and an American as well as some general thoughts on military service. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Semantics & Safe Words (with Jewels)

    Semantics & Safe Words (with Jewels)

    Jewels is an author, speaker and bodybuilder. Her newest book The Making of a Woman: From the Inside Out chronicles her journey of abuse as an adolescent to her jobs in healthcare and as a touring stripper while continuously spinning out of control. Jewels got sober at 35 and began a career as a professional femdom, from there her story captures the ascent of her spirit as she gets married and becomes a competitive bodybuilder.
    Jewels joins Billy via Zoom to talk about her life and her book. They also find time to discuss the BDSM culture, recognizing signs of abuse, the power of asking "are you alright" and many other things pertaining to the subject of trauma meeting contemporary culture.

    Watch the trailer for her book here

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Let's Get Metaphysical (with Suzanne Munson)

    Let's Get Metaphysical (with Suzanne Munson)

    After a career in corporate and nonprofit communications, Suzanne Munson went back to her first loves of teaching and writing about colonial America. In 2018 she published the book Jefferson's Godfather the Man Behind the Man: George Wythe, mentor to the founding fathers.  Her 2021 book The Metaphysical Thomas Jefferson is the focus of this episode. The book is a transcription of interviews with Thomas Jefferson's spirit as channeled through the medium Jana Ana. The book has Jefferson commenting on his own life and his thoughts about the current state of politics and media in America. Whether one is a believer or not there is much to be gained from listening to Suzanne talk to Billy via Zoom about her interest in history, the spiritual world and how this book came to be. 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Little Wretch ,

Worthy of Your Time

I have not listened to every episode, but each episode that I have listened to has been worthy of my time, so much so that I regret the time I’ve wasted on some of the better-known podcasts in my library. Billy is interesting, and he has a knack for finding guests that are insightful and passionate about their respective disciplines.

Kattygrrrl ,

Great conversations

I think Billy is a very thoughtful host who asks insightful questions to provoke the conversation further. He has a variety of guests which would meet the likes of a diverse crowd.

Katherine
-A Few Bad Apples Podcast

browngirlsread ,

Insightful conversations

Billy is such a great host and the kind of conversations he has with every guest are so valuable to listen to. I recommend this podcast to everyone because along with the fun conversations, every episode will give you something to think about!

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