Interviews with amazing people...
Thought provoking hypotheticals.
Always ask yourself... What If?
Episode 80: Karthik Sekar -- What if The Govt funded meat alternatives in the 70s like they did energy
In this episode we had the pleasure of talking to Karthik Sekar. Karthik Sekar is a trained scientist and engineer with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and a postdoctoral position in Systems Biology at ETH Zurich.
Karthik is the author of “After Meat: The case for an amazing meat-free world.” The book focuses on the technological reasons for why we’ll shift away from animal products.
To this end we chose the to explore the hypothetical, “What if The Govt funded meat alternatives in the 70s like they did energy ?”
We discussed multiple scenarios in relation to various future paths. Examining alternate histories in which America and the World, at large have decided to fund and implement more innovative nutritional options.
Karthik was a pleasure to talk to and his book is a definite must read.
You can find Karthik online at:
Episode 79 - Lauren Taranow -- What if Humans Had to eat insects
When you think of insects there is often an " factor, after all they are considered to be pests to most of the public. Most of us would rather call an exterminator than entertain dealing with any kind of "pest". After you listen to this episode your perspective on insects may change or at the least, broaden.
Enter our guest Lauren Taranow. Lauren has taken a passion for learning about insects of all kinds and turned it into a profitable and unique career path. Lauren is the President of Symton Black Soldier Fly.
Based out of College Station ,Texas Symton BSF Inc specializes in the field of black soldier fly commercialization. They supply larvae to multiple customers all over the globe.
In this episode we explore the hypothetical, "What if humanity had to survive on insects as a food source?" In this instance we are assuming that all other means of convention food sources are scarce or becoming so. Options for how humanity could use insects on a larger scale becomes abundantly clear the deeper our discussion goes.
So pull up a seat and ready your silverware and napkins as Lauren joins us in planning a meal prepared from critters. Each of us chooses a dish that just might surprise you.
If you have a suggestion for a dish made from insects ...please shoot us us an email or drop us a line on Twitter and we'll pass it on to Lauren. If we get enough suggestions we will work on making an insect recipe book with Symton BSF.
You can find Lauren online at:
Episode 78 - Jack Pierce - Who would win? Jason Vorhees vs. Michael Myers
Despite unexpected delays Episode 78 is here. Horror Author and Podcaster Jack Pierce. Jack is the bestselling author of The Suicide Diaries, Under a Mourning Star, Condemned, and Nuke Your Brain.
He joins us to explore a hypothetical for the ages. Jack shares a bit about himself and lends us his expertise. So close your eyes and strap in for an interesting listen.
Two killing machines meet up at a local bar. They catch up on all the victims interspersed along their travels. Drinks flow and conversation reaches its eventuality. So many more kills remain.
As the night reaches its apex Jason and Michael meet at their metaphorical time-in clock, akin to Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog. The stage is set and friendships are cast aside. It’s killing time and to borrow a phrase, “There can be only one.”
You can find Jack online at:
Terror Trax Podcast
Amazon author profile
Episode 77 - DC Glenn (of Tag Team) - Interview
Close your eyes and try to recall where you where when you first heard the party anthem "Whoomp there it is".... The song is ubiquitous with an era. The tune is timeless and appeals to generations far beyond its intended audience.
In this episode we had the pleasure of getting to talk to DC Glenn (1/2) of Tag Team. DC is very charismatic and transparent about his past and the path that he and Tag Team took to stardom.
DC is self admittedly a "jack of all trades but a master of none." He wisely leverages his celebrity status to access knowledge and learn as much as possible.
With patience, growth, hustle and a little bit of serendipity... Tag Team has re-entered the public consciousness to a great deal of success.
Do yourself a favor and take the time to listen to this episode.... DC was a pleasure to talk to and Hypothetical wishes nothing but the best for him and Tag Team as a whole.
You can find DC/Tag Team online at:
Episode 76 -- Nate Hurd
Actor. Comedian. Writer. Tik Tok creator. Wrestling fan .
Nate encompasses all of these descriptions and so much more. Nate is hella funny and super relatable.
After we got to know more about Nate we settled in to the hypothetical at hand, "What if you could create a wrestling gimmick? What would it be?"
Each of us took turns fully describing our wrestling personas, from entrance and entrance music to set moves and finishers. Would we be a babyface, heel, or tweener?Most importantly how would we look and act?
You can find Nate online at:
Episode 75 -- Shelise Ann Sola: What if psychedelics were legally, safely, and commonly used in society?
For this episode we had the pleasure of talking to Shelise Ann Sola. Shelise is a working actress and podcaster. These descriptions encompass only a small measure of the talents and experiences that define her.
Shelise is also a costumer, author, and Instagram Influencer. After spending 2 years as the Head Animal Costumer on Nick Jr.'s 'Mutt & Stuff' she focused on her acting.
Shelise has been featured in numerous commercials booking multiple commercials for companies such as Barbie, QDOBA, Tapatío, Paw Patrol and more. Theatrically, she shot a feature film in Alaska as the lead.
Shelise has also authored a book discussing her upbringing in Mormon society as well as abuses she endured and survived.
Regarding the hypothetical we discussed how psychedelics could be effectively and safely used in today's society. Substances such as Mushrooms and Ayahuasca, with proper guidance, can be helpful in alleviation of many individuals symptoms both mental and spiritual.
The conversation that ensues is lively and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Shelise and found common ground with her ideas and opinions in regards to the therapeutic properties inherent in psychedelic substances.
You can follow Shelise online at:
The discussions that ensue each episode are intelligent and thought-provoking. The hosts and guests take the hypothetical question du jour seriously and offer it careful consideration. While the show is fun and funny at times, I can feel myself getting sucked into a much deeper thought process. It's a great concept, and each episode brings something new to the table.
What a great concept.. From interviews from a local childhood tv show host, cults and comedians. There is a show for everyone. They do a great job of letting the person tell their story without pushing any agenda on them. A must listen to see into real people and their lives.