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

Conversation ex Nihilo Billy

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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

    Blooming (with Carrington Smith)

    Blooming (with Carrington Smith)

    Carrington Smith is an author and an attorney. Her new book Blooming  is a candid account of surviving sexual assault, two divorces, disfiguring surgery and a slew of other curveballs that life has thrown at her. She addresses her past with a sense of humor as well as with a newfound compassion for herself. She joins Billy via Zoom to talk about her relationship with a narcissistic father, the destructive force that the love of money conducts, reconciling with her past and reasons for putting it all on paper at this juncture in her life. You can check out her website here and pick up a copy of her book here. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    2nd to a Puppet (with Frank King)

    2nd to a Puppet (with Frank King)

    Frank King is "The Mental Health Comedian." He is a former writer for The Tonight Show as well as a renowned stand-up comedian. He currently specializes in suicide prevention and gives talks to that end. He isn't shy about saying he knows what the barrel of his gun tastes like. Frank joins Billy to talk about his depression, how COVID-19 has effected his speaking career, how the market crash of 2008 had prepared him for the slump of 2020, Christopher Columbus's mental illness and a few other choice topics. You can check out his website here and check out his TEDx talk Born to be Funny here.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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

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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