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Consciousness to Music to Conservation - aiming at truth, rather than victory; embracing the liminal space; a wide-ranging conversational style podcast in Hawai'i produced by host and musician Abe Vandenberg

Conversations about: Ayahuasca, EMR, Human Origins, Immigration Law, Mysticism, Ancient Egypt, Consciousness, Cave Art, and [original music: saxophone electric ukulele guitar groove grunge]

Genuinely Useful Abe Vandenberg

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Consciousness to Music to Conservation - aiming at truth, rather than victory; embracing the liminal space; a wide-ranging conversational style podcast in Hawai'i produced by host and musician Abe Vandenberg

Conversations about: Ayahuasca, EMR, Human Origins, Immigration Law, Mysticism, Ancient Egypt, Consciousness, Cave Art, and [original music: saxophone electric ukulele guitar groove grunge]

    Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution - Don Fitz

    Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution - Don Fitz

    Quiet as it's kept inside the United States, the Cuban revolution has achieved some phenomenal goals, reclaiming Cuba's agriculture, advancing its literacy rate to nearly 100 percent - and remaking its medical system. Cuba has transformed its health care to the extent that this "third-world" country has been able to maintain a first-world medical system, whose health indicators surpass those of the United States at a fraction of the cost. 
    Don Fitz combines his deep knowledge of Cuban history with his decades of on-the-ground experience in Cuba to bring us the story of how Cuba's health care system evolved and how Cuba is tackling the daunting challenges to its revolution in this century.
    BOOK: Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution by Don Fitz (author), https://www.amazon.com.au/Cuban-Health-Care-Ongoing-Revolution/dp/1583678611
    Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (Official Audio), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cELP06Mik
    Invention Secrecy Still Going Strong, https://fas.org/secrecy/2010/10/invention_secrecy_2010/
    The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, https://www.amazon.com/Field-Quest-Secret-Force-Universe/dp/006143518X
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    Episode’s Music by Abe Vandenberg -> “Moving Fast” https://abeslogic.bandcamp.com/track/moving-fast-from-episode-31-cuban-health-care-the-ongoing-revolution-don-fitz
    All Podcast Music Album HERE https://abeslogic.bandcamp.com/album/genuinely-useful-podcast-episodes-featured-music
    THIS EPISODE’s WEBPAGE https://genuinelyuseful.com/podcast-ep31-don-fitz-cuban-health-care-the-ongoing-revolution
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    When It's Not Just a TV Show - Penny Taylor

    When It's Not Just a TV Show - Penny Taylor

    Our inner cave-dweller within modern society, power structures, tv-series/movie fandoms, and evolutionary psychology. We also get into the power of large, calm groups of people gathering for a shared purpose.
    Penny on Twitter: @fakecongirl, https://www.cavedwellerclub.com/
    Psychology Today: Surviving Quarantine with a Smile: Claire's survival guide https://bit.ly/article-Surviving-Quarantine-with-a-Smile
    Dawn of Humanity (full video) PBS NOVA - https://bit.ly/Dawn-of-Humanity-PBS-NOVA
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    Episode’s Music by Abe Vandenberg Bandcamp -> “Saxophone from ~'99” 
    All Podcast Music Album HERE
    THIS EPISODE’s WEBPAGE - [Episode photo by: Anthony Delanoix]
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cosmic Tusk and Comet Impacts - George Howard

    Cosmic Tusk and Comet Impacts - George Howard

    Explore abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history at George Howard’s blog called The Cosmic Tusk. The Tusk also contains a treasure trove of scientific documents in The Cosmic Tusk Bibliography or The Complete Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Bibliography and Publication Archive. Links to fascinating findings throughout. For many years, George has been in close touch with a group of scientists known as the Younger Dryas Boundary Team, or Comet Research Group, which studies and proposes the Younger Dryas Boundary Hypothesis, which we’re going to talk a lot about here very soon. 
    At the Tusk and during this episode, you can find out about topics like what a Cosmic Tusk actually is, the recent findings of a cosmic impact at ancient Abu Hureyra, the mysterious and impressive Carolina Bays, the implications of the discovery of the Hiawatha Crater under an ice sheet in Greenland, and we even touch on infectious microbes inside cosmic dust collected from the OUTSIDE surface of Space Station windows. Yeah, links are in the show notes for your further exploration. Thanks for listening, subscribe if you haven’t already, and...for a little context, we recorded this a couple of months ago, when life was still relatively normal, despite the knowing that coronavirus impacts, pardon the pun, were on the way. You’ll also hear some curious audio sounds when I talk, in the early part of the episode which I minimized as much as possible while keeping all of the fun stuff. I think you’re going to enjoy hearing about all of this I mentioned earlier. So which one should we start with? 
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    Episode’s Music by Chris Candito and Abe Vandenberg Bandcamp -> “Time’ll Say” 
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    Links and References:
    The Cosmic Tusk - Exploring abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history. Is there a Cosmic Tusk?
    The Cosmic Tusk Bibliography: The Complete Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Bibliography and Publication Archive
    Stunning LIDAR image of the Carolina bays
    Infectious microbes inside cosmic dust collected from OUTSIDE surface of Space Station windows
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    Magical Egypt documentary series
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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Conscious Evolution - Rob Cobbold

    Conscious Evolution - Rob Cobbold

    Robert Cobbold is the founding editor of Conscious Evolution, a website, blog and podcast aiming to disseminate the evolutionary worldview, and kindle an evolutionary transition.  He has a BA in English Literature from Bristol University and is currently midway through a masters in Sustainable Leadership at Cumbria University.
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    Rob works as program manager for the Green Schools Project and has spent the past three years giving assemblies and workshops in schools with the aim of inspiring and equipping young people to take action on climate change and other social issues.
    He is also a Director of Earfh, a new social network that’s in development, which aims to make it easy, fun, and rewarding for people to do good.
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    Episode’s Music by Abe Vandenberg
    Bandcamp -> “The Earth That Day” 
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    Links and References:
    Rob on Twitter: @EvoConscious
    Conscious Evolution website
    Earfh.com
    “Our little blue boat” medium article written by Rob Cobbold, Conscious Evolution
    Game Theory
    IONS - Dean Radin
    John Bunzl Simpol - the Simultaneous Policy
    Open Credit Network - Matthew Slater
    Positive Money - MAKING MONEY AND BANKING WORK FOR SOCIETY
    The Astounding, Astonishing Tavares Brothers
    Ken Wilber - Introduction to the Integral Approach
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    What Does This Do For My Soul? with Daniel Thorson

    What Does This Do For My Soul? with Daniel Thorson

    Daniel Thorson, host of Emerge podcast, and I recorded our first episode together about a year ago and at that time he was preparing to move to the Monastic Academy, which is a training center dedicated to creating wise, powerful, and loving leaders who are an unstoppable force for social and environmental peace on Earth.
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    In this conversation Daniel and I get into how living and working there affects his life, as well as the people around him; the sense of community and purpose…we explore many topics surrounding the concept of sense making; the process of our “making sense” of the complexity of our modern world and how that can lead to a sense of purpose, or not.
    As always, I encourage you to dig into the show notes, where you’ll find links to the music I make, references, and ways to share this podcast with others that you think would enjoy listening to it. 
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    Episode’s Music by Abe Vandenberg
    Listen on Bandcamp -> “What’s going on in my mind” 
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    - Go to this Episode’s Webpage 
     
    - (a different) Podcast episode called “Reflecting Reflections”, 
    with me and Daniel Thorson
     
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    Links and References:
     
    Monastic Academy
     
    Emerge Podcast with Daniel Thorson
     
    “Global economy could endure disaster for a week”




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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Pt 3 - Owning Your Tech's Energy Footprint - Katie Singer

    Pt 3 - Owning Your Tech's Energy Footprint - Katie Singer

    Over the previous 2 episodes we talked about Electromagnetic radiation effects on biology, and the true cost of the embodied energy of the internet. This is the 3rd installment of conversations with author Katie Singer. Today we’re going to go into dealing with this awareness on a personal level, what we can do ourselves, and how we can adapt our behavior in light of this information.
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    Katie Singer is the author of An Electronic Silent Spring
    http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/
    https://www.ourweb.tech
     
    Episode’s Music
    Featured Track on Bandcamp -> “Different Kind of Drug”
    Music by Abe Vandenberg
     
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    https://genuinelyuseful.com/podcast-ep26-katie-singer
     
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    Links and References:
     
    5G Coming to Your Neighborhood? Here's what you need to know
    https://www.nrdc.org/experts/sharon-buccino/5g-coming-your-neighborhood
     
    IRREGULATORS vs. FCC: Exposing and prosecuting a vast, illegal financial scandal behind 5G
    https://takebackyourpower.net/irregulators-vs-fcc-interview/
     
    IRREGULATORS vs. FCC: The Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWh3TgCfmaw
     
    Your Netflix habit uses more energy than your fridge
    https://www.salon.com/2013/08/19/your_netflix_habit_uses_more_energy_than_your_fridge/
     
    Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/506466/given-tablets-but-no-teachers-ethiopian-children-teach-themselves/
     
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    Episode Artwork Photo credit: Riccardo Annandale
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    Thanks for being here
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

humankneads ,

Katie singer on Abe’s genuinely useful podcast

I listened to all three interviews/conversations about the carbon footprint of the WWW and its actual and potential dangers to the human species on so many levels. As Katie says, we as humans are designed to see only what is right in front of our faces. This podcast points to what lies beyond our comprehension but it is in that realm that the answers lie so we must keep searching in the beyond. Thank you for enhancing my awareness of this huge and important issue and for leading me towards acceptance and action. I wish I could turn my internet off at night but I share it with a housemate who pays for it and keeps it on 24/7.

AL96708 ,

Awesome podcast!

I appreciate the mix of guests and Abe’s way of maintaining the flow in each conversation, but also allowing for silence. Can’t wait to hear more!! Love the original artwork and music!

Tv1950 ,

Yes, Useful

I’ve listened to the first four episodes, and “Genuinely” found “Useful” nuggets in each one. Especially useful to me are discussion on stillness (02 Cycling Through Remembering) and truths (04 Helicopters). Conversation can help participants — and listeners — understand themselves better! (Full disclosure, I’m Abe’s dad.)

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