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Finneran’s Wake – where the ART OF CONVERSATION lives.

Here, no topic is untouchable, no idea inadmissible, and no one too heretical to be heard.

As the great French essayist Montaigne once said, “To my taste, the most fruitful and natural exercise of our minds is CONVERSATION. I find the practice of it the most delightful activity in our lives”.

It certainly is the most delightful activity in my life. I want it to be so in yours as well.

To that end, I humbly welcome you to my channel.

Here, we'll exercise our minds together. Here, we'll practice this delightful activity as friends. We'll engage, now and forever, in the art--the highest and most human art--of conversation!

With affection,
Daniel

Finneran's Wake Daniel Ethan Finneran

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Finneran’s Wake – where the ART OF CONVERSATION lives.

Here, no topic is untouchable, no idea inadmissible, and no one too heretical to be heard.

As the great French essayist Montaigne once said, “To my taste, the most fruitful and natural exercise of our minds is CONVERSATION. I find the practice of it the most delightful activity in our lives”.

It certainly is the most delightful activity in my life. I want it to be so in yours as well.

To that end, I humbly welcome you to my channel.

Here, we'll exercise our minds together. Here, we'll practice this delightful activity as friends. We'll engage, now and forever, in the art--the highest and most human art--of conversation!

With affection,
Daniel

    Race, Sports, and Revolutionaries: Black Quarterbacks in the NFL | John Eisenberg

    Race, Sports, and Revolutionaries: Black Quarterbacks in the NFL | John Eisenberg

    John Eisenberg is a sports columnist and an author. 

    His latest book, Rocket Men: The Black Quarterbacks Who Revolutionized Pro Football is an eye-opening account of the history of black quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s available for purchase everywhere books are sold. 

    In this episode, John and I discuss: 

    The intersection of race and sports; Is the NFL systemically racist?; Kyler Murray’s “Homework” clause; Patrick Mahomes; Warren Moon; The Colin Kaepernick Controversy; A brief history of the NFL; Canada as a refuge from racism; The underground railroad; “Brick and Mortar” Bookstores; How to develop a love for reading; Biracial v Black Quarterbacks; How the NFL can improve; 

    And much more! 

    Below you’ll find links to John’s stuff: 

    Rocket Men (Book):
    https://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Men-Quarterbacks-Revolutionized-Football/dp/1541600401

    Website: 
    http://www.johneisenberg.com/

    X: @BmoreEisenberg

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    My links: 

    Check out my Instagram page for shorts from this and prior episodes: @danielethanfinneran https://www.instagram.com/danielethanfinneran/

    X: @DanielEFinneran

    Website: finneranswake.com

    Email me at finneranswake@gmail.com

    My sister project, PNEUMA, on which I put out sleep stories, meditations, mindfulness content: Youtube @pneumabydanielfinneran  

    Pneumameditations.com

    Be sure to subscribe to this channel if you enjoy these conversations and share them with family and friends! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What is Culture? | Marcus Collins

    What is Culture? | Marcus Collins

    Marcus Collins is a marketer, cultural translator, professor, and an author. 

    His first book, For the Culture: The power behind what we buy, what we do, and who we want to be is now available for purchase. I strongly recommend it! 

    In this episode, Marcus and I discuss: 

    The definition of “culture”; The difference between “fast” and “slow” culture; Is our culture good? Cultural Icons: Michael Jackson, Beyonce, et al; “Go Woke, Go Broke”--Is it true?; Multiculturalism; The University of Michigan; Business School; Songwriting; Fashion; Corporations espousing politics; Nike; The basic tenets of good advertising; Using social media to promote a brand…

    And much more! 

    Links to Marcus’ book and sites: 

    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Power-Behind-What-Want/dp/1541700961/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WRVMIWGOETHE&keywords=marcus+collins&qid=1701972318&sprefix=marcus+collins%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-1

    Personal Site: 
    https://marctothec.com/info

    University of Michigan: 
    https://michiganross.umich.edu/faculty-research/faculty/marcus-collins

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marctothec/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marctothec/?hl=en

    X: @marctothec

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    My links: 

    Check out my Instagram page for shorts from this and prior episodes: @danielethanfinneran https://www.instagram.com/danielethanfinneran/

    X: @DanielEFinneran

    Website: finneranswake.com

    Email me at finneranswake@gmail.com

    My sister project, PNEUMA, on which I put out sleep stories, meditations, mindfulness content: Youtube @pneumabydanielfinneran  

    Pneumameditations.com

    Be sure to subscribe to this channel if you enjoy these conversations and share them with family and friends! 

    • 59 min
    War, Douglas MacArthur, Israel, Hawaii & Investing | James Ellman

    War, Douglas MacArthur, Israel, Hawaii & Investing | James Ellman

    James Ellman is an investor and author. 

    His latest book, “MacArthur Reconsidered” treats its subject in a refreshingly unbiased way. 

    With a steady hand, James carves away the hero-worship, and leaves us with a true picture of America’s most controversial general, the iconic Douglas MacArthur. 

    For those of you interested in military history and politics, this is an excellent book!

    In this chat, James and I discuss: 

    MacArthur’s life; His military record and the reason(s) why it must be reconsidered; The Pacific theater of WWII; Imperial Japan; The Bataan Death March; The Philippines; Corregidor; Matthew Ridgway; The economy of Hawaii; Climate Change; Working as a Hedge Fund manager; How to manage your money in times of international upheaval; The War between Israel and Hamas; Life as an author; The politicization of our military; Comparisons of modern America and Rome; The possibility of an American “Caesar”; Caesar v. Cincinnatus.

    Links to James’ material: 

    Book: MacArthur Reconsidered 
    https://www.amazon.com/MacArthur-Reconsidered-Look-Supreme-Commander/dp/081177158X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2BXZRO7CD1LKL&keywords=macarthur+reconsidered+by+james+ellman&qid=1700433667&sprefix=james+ellman%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-1

    Website
    https://www.jamesellman.com/

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    Links to my stuff: 

    Check out my Instagram page for shorts from this and prior episodes: @danielethanfinneran https://www.instagram.com/danielethanfinneran/

    Twitter: @DanielEFinneran

    Website: finneranswake.com

    Email me at finneranswake@gmail.com

    My sister project, PNEUMA, on which I put out sleep stories, meditations, mindfulness content: Youtube @pneumabydanielfinneran  

    Pneumameditations.com

    Be sure to subscribe to this channel if you enjoy these conversations and share them with family and friends! 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Slavery, Freedom, & The Unsung Heroes Of The Underground Railroad | Scott Shane

    Slavery, Freedom, & The Unsung Heroes Of The Underground Railroad | Scott Shane

    Scott Shane is a reporter, a research fellow, a lecturer, and an author. 

    His latest book, Flee North, tells the story of the two men responsible for freeing hundreds of enslaved people and establishing the Underground Railroad: Thomas Smallwood and Charles Turner Torrey. 

    In this episode, Scott and I discuss: 

    Thomas Smallwood; Charles Turner Torrey; Frederick Douglass; Harriet Tubman; Escaping from Enslavement; The Middle Passage from Africa; The Origin of the Underground Railroad; What the Underground Railroad was all about; The Domestic Slavetrade v. The International Slavetrade; The centrality of Baltimore and its role in the slavetrade; The Infamous Hope Slatter; The Deep South; Tobacco and Cotton; The Border States; Antebellum America; Crabs and Oysters; George Floyd; Racism in modern America…

    And MUCH More! 

    I sincerely hope that you enjoy this conversation. If you do, be sure to give it a “thumbs-UP” and share it with a friend! (Oh–and, while you’re at it, subscribe to this channel, you handsome devils and dames!) 

    Links to Scott’s stuff: 

    Flee North
    https://www.amazon.com/Flee-North-Forgotten-Slaverys-Borderland/dp/1250843219/ref=sr_1_1?crid=8LP37G8L5TSK&keywords=scott+shane&qid=1697561591&sprefix=scott+shane%2Caps%2C89&sr=8-1

    Personal Website: 
    https://www.scottshane.org/

    Twitter: 
    @ScottShaneNYT
    https://twitter.com/ScottShaneNYT

    New York Times Profile: 
    https://www.nytimes.com/by/scott-shane

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    Links to my stuff: 

    Check out my Instagram page for shorts from this and prior episodes: @danielethanfinneran https://www.instagram.com/danielethanfinneran/

    Twitter: @DanielEFinneran

    Website: finneranswake.com

    Email me at finneranswake@gmail.com

    My sister project, PNEUMA, on which I put out sleep stories, meditations, mindfulness content: Youtube @pneumabydanielfinneran  

    Pneumameditations.com

    Be sure to subscribe to this channel if you enjoy these conversations and share them with family and friends! 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    John Muir, Yosemite, & The Fight To Protect America’s Crown Jewel | Dean King

    John Muir, Yosemite, & The Fight To Protect America’s Crown Jewel | Dean King

    Dean King is an author, a journalist, and a documentarian. 

    His latest book, Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship that saved Yosemite is available at all reputable booksellers. 

    This book, of which I strongly urge you all to get a copy, tells the fascinating story of John Muir, Robert Underwood Johnson, and their historic effort to protect Yosemite from the water-hungry pols of San Francisco. 

    In this episode, Dean and I discuss: 

    The life and writings of John Muir; His editor and friend, Robert Underwood Johnson; The beauty of California; Damming the Hetch Hetchy; Protecting Yosemite; The establishment of National Parks; The Scarcity and Politics of Natural Resources; The Sierra Club; The Controversy surrounding John Muir; Should Muir be canceled?; Environmentalism; Conservation; Water Use; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; “Indoor” v. “Outdoor” Philosophy; Transcendentalism; Camping; and MUCH more! 

    Links to Dean’s stuff: 

    Website: https://www.deanhking.com/

    Guardians of the Valley (latest book) https://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Valley-Friendship-Saved-Yosemite/dp/1982144467/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2OJ3UCTS7U361&keywords=dean+king&qid=1697218922&sprefix=dean+king%2Caps%2C330&sr=8-1

    Twitter: @deanhking

    Instagram: @deanhking

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    Links to my stuff: 

    Check out my Instagram page for shorts from this and prior episodes: @danielethanfinneran https://www.instagram.com/danielethanfinneran/

    Twitter: @DanielEFinneran

    Website: finneranswake.com

    Email me at finneranswake@gmail.com

    My sister project, PNEUMA, on which I put out sleep stories, meditations, mindfulness content: Youtube @pneumabydanielfinneran  

    Pneumameditations.com

    Be sure to subscribe to this channel if you enjoy these conversations and share them with family and friends! 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Manliness, Modernity, Business, and Beauty | Logan Wright

    Manliness, Modernity, Business, and Beauty | Logan Wright

    Logan Wright is the founder of Greco Gum.

    Greco Gum sells a premium mastic gum sourced from the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea. 

    Chewed since time immemorial, mastic gum offers a plethora of health and aesthetic benefits: it satiates hunger, cleanses the teeth, sharpens the mind, strengthens the muscles of mastication (those with which you chew!), and transforms your wilting jawline into that of an absolute Adonis.

    Personally, I chew it every day and can’t recommend it highly enough! 

    In this episode, Logan and I discuss: 

    Chest-less and Jaw-less men; The Proper Way to Breathe; Sleep; Good Facial Posture; Traditional v. Modern Diets; Intuitive Eating; Entrepreneurship; How to start a business; E-commerce and Social Media; Crafting Goals and Finding Purpose; Mastic Gum: What is it, and where does it come from?; Bro-science v. “Real” science; Beauty, and whether or not it’s subjective; Plato; The Forms; John Keats; CS Lewis; How to Improve Your Appearance; Everyone can be a “7”; Health and wellness…

    And MUCH more! 

    Before you do anything else, follow the link below and purchase yourself a tin of Greco Gum: 

    https://grecogum.com/

    And start chewing, you handsome devil! 

    Twitter: 
    https://twitter.com/GrecoGum

    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/grecogum/

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    Links to my stuff: 

    Check out my Instagram page for shorts from this and prior episodes: @danielethanfinneran https://www.instagram.com/danielethanfinneran/

    Twitter: @DanielEFinneran

    Website: finneranswake.com

    Email me at finneranswake@gmail.com

    My sister project, PNEUMA, on which I put out sleep stories, meditations, mindfulness content: 

    Youtube @pneumabydanielfinneran  

    Pneumameditations.com

    Be sure to subscribe to this channel if you enjoy these conversations and share them with family and friends! 

    • 1 hr 3 min

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