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Ramble-(verb)
1. walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route.
2. talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.

Ramble by the River (Ramblebytheriver.com) is about becoming the best human possible.

Join me and my guests, as we discuss the blessing that is the human experience. Ramble by the River is about finding an honest path to truth without losing our sense of humor along the way. It is about healing from the trauma of the past and moving into the next chapter of life with passion.

Common topics include: personal growth, entertainment, pop-culture, technology, education, psychology, drugs, health, history, politics, investing, conspiracies, and amazing personal stories from guests.

What does it mean to be a person? Is there a right or wrong way to do it? How has our species changed to accommodate the world that we have so drastically altered? What defines our generation? Where are we going? What is coincidence? Is time a mental construction? What happens after death? Which Jenifer is better looking (Lopez or Anniston)?

Tune in to any one of our exciting upcoming episodes to hear a comedian, a New York Times Best-Selling author, a fancy artist, a plumber, the Mayor of a large urban metropolis, a cancer survivor, a Presidential candidate, Jeff's dad, a female bull-riding champion, the founder of a large non-profit charity organization, Elon Musk, a guarded but eventually lovable country musician, a homeless guy, a homeless woman, a commercial fisherman, a world-renowned photo-journalist, or Kanye West.

When you go on a ramble, you never know where you are going to end up. All you can do is strap-in and enjoy the ride!

Ramble by the River Jeff Nesbitt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Ramble-(verb)
1. walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route.
2. talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.

Ramble by the River (Ramblebytheriver.com) is about becoming the best human possible.

Join me and my guests, as we discuss the blessing that is the human experience. Ramble by the River is about finding an honest path to truth without losing our sense of humor along the way. It is about healing from the trauma of the past and moving into the next chapter of life with passion.

Common topics include: personal growth, entertainment, pop-culture, technology, education, psychology, drugs, health, history, politics, investing, conspiracies, and amazing personal stories from guests.

What does it mean to be a person? Is there a right or wrong way to do it? How has our species changed to accommodate the world that we have so drastically altered? What defines our generation? Where are we going? What is coincidence? Is time a mental construction? What happens after death? Which Jenifer is better looking (Lopez or Anniston)?

Tune in to any one of our exciting upcoming episodes to hear a comedian, a New York Times Best-Selling author, a fancy artist, a plumber, the Mayor of a large urban metropolis, a cancer survivor, a Presidential candidate, Jeff's dad, a female bull-riding champion, the founder of a large non-profit charity organization, Elon Musk, a guarded but eventually lovable country musician, a homeless guy, a homeless woman, a commercial fisherman, a world-renowned photo-journalist, or Kanye West.

When you go on a ramble, you never know where you are going to end up. All you can do is strap-in and enjoy the ride!

    A Moment of Relief with Your Dirty Uncle Rose Gerber

    A Moment of Relief with Your Dirty Uncle Rose Gerber

    Rose Gerber is a musician and an employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation. She has two bands, (Rose Gerber and Sweet Relief AND The Yellow Bird Trio), and she works for ODOT as a day job. In this episode we talk about music, creativity, and large-scale infrastructure projects, and she will play us a few songs, which is a great mix of topics for our unique tastes here at Ramble by the River.
    Some topics you'll enjoy:
    Inside scoop on the I-5 Rose quarter improvement project and ODOT's plan to move the highway underground.
    The government's history of victimizing black communities.
    Rose's introduction to music and her path to becoming the front woman for her current band.
    Work-life balance and how it affects the ability to pursue one's dreams.
    Rose's romantic encounter with Jack during Covid-19 and what it was like to meet someone during a pandemic.
    Rose talks about many of her musical inspirations.

    Rose was a great guest and I really appreciated her taking the time to talk with me for this episode. If you are interested in hearing more of her music, check out her stuff at the links below.
    Enjoy the show!
    Keywords: Racism, Van Port flood; Oregon Department of Transportation; large infrastructure projects; Portland, Oregon; homelessness; Teach For America; poverty; Education; Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History; genetics; ancestry; Subaru; Crosstrek; neurodivergence; ADHD; Autism; seltzer.
    Music Credits:
    Wasted Education, Blue Topaz.
    Still Fly, Revel Day.

    Links:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Website: http://ramblebytheriver.com/ (Ramblebytheriver.com)
    Business: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/ (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/)
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    Podcast host: Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm

    Rose Gerber Links:
    https://www.rosegerberandsweetrelief.com/ (https://www.rosegerberandsweetrelief.com/)
    https://www.facebook.com/rosegerberandsweetrelief/ (https://www.facebook.com/rosegerberandsweetrelief/)
    Copyright 2022 Ramble by the River LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Danger: High Voltage! with CJ Hawkinson

    Danger: High Voltage! with CJ Hawkinson

    Local business owner and longtime friend of the show CJ Hawkinson stops by with a few bottles of top-shelf whiskey and some delightful conversation. CJ talks about his rise through the ranks of Ford Electric to become a part-owner of the company in 2019, his son Gabe's life-threatening heart condition that led to neonatal heart surgery just hours after birth, and he recounts many glorious tales from Ilwaco High School.
    Some topics you will hear:
    Jeff and CJ try several high-end whiskeys as they recount their first time using tobacco as kids.
    Countless stories about our wacky PNW childhoods.
    Jeff's neighbor/nemesis becomes a murder.
    CJ finds something under an oven that you will never forget.
    A rat loses his life because of his sloppy electrical repair techniques.
    The typical home range of an adult male cougar.

    This episode also features a short appearance by Elsa Linquist.
    CJ has been a friend for a very long time (not to mention a supporter of the podcast) and I had a blast making this with him. I hope you enjoy!
    https://www.fordelectric.us/index.html (If you want to hire CJ and Ford Electric check them out) https://www.fordelectric.us/index.html (here)
    Ramble by the River Links:Ramble by the River Links:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Website: http://ramblebytheriver.com/ (Ramblebytheriver.com)
    Business: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/ (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver (https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod (https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod)
    Podcast host: Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm

    Keywords:
    PNW politics; Jamie Herrera-Butler; Saturday Night Live; Twitter; George W. Bush; friendship; whiskey; bourbon; rye; scotch; Big League Chew; jerky Chew; commercial fishing; Ford Electric; Ford apartments, Long Beach Tavern; football camp; Oregon State University; Gray’s Harbor College; LIV golf; Saudi Arabia; Everything Everywhere All at Once; Sometimes I Think About Dying; The Matrix; Keanu Reeves; Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure; Jared Leto; Dallas Buyers Club; chimps; Tiger King; elk hunting; Forest Gump; Captain Ron; Kurt Russel; Martin Short; hunting; cougar; Instagram; TikTok; iPhone; The Room; high school football; public transportation; Teach For America; poverty; crime statistics; Education; Ukraine; homelessness; ecology; eradication; land stewardship; weed management; Scotch Broom; Rick Moranis; Ghost Busters; Ghost Busters afterlife; movies; Alex Mack; iMovie; Whistle Pig; Jefferson’s Reserve; Buffalo Trace; Bristol Bay; Alaska; transposition of the great arteries; Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital; Randall’s Children’s Hospital; the flu; Ronald Macdonald House; church; religion; community; reckless driving; Autism; ASD. Crispin Glover.
    Music Credits:
    Ruth, Duke Herrington.
    Still Fly, Revel Day.

    Copyright 2022 Ramble By The River LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • 2 hr 54 min
    The Life of an Artist with Jacob Miller

    The Life of an Artist with Jacob Miller

    Jacob Miller is a touring singer/songwriter and a featured contestant on NBC's The Voice. While in town to perform at Pickled Fish, he stopped by the studio to play a few songs and talk about his artistic process and his upcoming West Coast tour.
    Jacob is the first musical guest we have heard on Ramble by the River and he set a precedent that will be hard to top. Between songs we talk about his writing process, his personal philosophies, and his experiences in the music business (including his time on The Voice).
    Some topics you'll hear:
    Televised singing competitions (The Voice, American Idol, etc.)
    Singing at church, challenges of faith, personal truth.
    Song-writing strategies and styles
    Teaching music to kids at Avenues World School in New York.
    Jacob's time at an artist residency on Orcas Island.
    Relationship with the inner-self-critic.

    Jacob is a great guy. He is a fantastic musician and I am so honored to have him as a guest. I hope you enjoy the show!
    If you enjoy this podcast, please help us to keep making it.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ramble-by-the-river/id1549558167 (Leave a review on Apple Podcasts)
    Link to the video from the introduction:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6GgaJWcbww (Saudi Arabia's Controversial Megacity Project)

    Keywords: Orcas Island; San Juan Islands; singer/songwriter; folk music; Portland Oregon; Wisconsin; The Boswell Sisters; jazz; ragtime; blues; Roger Waters; Louis Armstrong; Pickled Fish; Simon and Garfunkel; Paul Simon; Graceland; Lady Smith Black Mambazo; The Voice; American Idol; Love Island UK; Nick Jonas; Disney; The Jonas Brothers; James Taylor; Blake Shelton; Kelly Clarkson; Covid-19; Dobe Fest; tattoos; marijuana; Humboldt County; Arcata, Ca; alcoholism; yoga; meditation; Education; Religion; Bible stories; evangelicalism; generational trauma; Sisters, Oregon; Subtle Lake; Subtle Lake Lodge.
    Ramble by the River Links:
    https://www.RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com)
    https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver (Patreon)
    https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/ (Facebook)
    Instagram
    https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod (Twitter)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (YouTube)
    https://www.ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Episode Archive)

    https://www.jacobmillermusic.net/home3 (Jacob Miller) Links:
    https://www.jacobmillermusic.net/tour (Tour Dates/Tickets)
    https://www.facebook.com/jacobmillermusic (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/jacobmiller/ (Instagram)
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ETV1D5HBcoygYbYGEAln6?si=FtXBq8mcQUOschIbIAb-nA (Spotify)

    Music Credits:
    Midnight Disco, Cushy.
    Cramp Blues, John Runefeldt.
    Still Fly, Revel Day.
    Leave, Jacob Miller.
    Around My Head, Jacob Miller.
    "The New Song", Jacob Miller.
    Tricks, Jacob Miller.

    2022 Copyright Ramble by the River LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Seeing Double with Colten Chalker

    Seeing Double with Colten Chalker

    In this delightful podcast, Colten Chalker stops by to talk about life, liberty, and love. Colten is a local electrician, an old friend of mine, and a favorite guest from Ramble by the River season 1 (Ep.5).
    Some topics you can look forward to:
    Colten’s recent wedding and the wardrobe malfunction that almost ruined everything.
    Colten describes the process of fertility testing and baby-making.
    The artistic works of George W. Bush
    Colten's most-hated human traits
    Can your dog lie to you?

    This is a fun podcast that actually makes some really valid points about some of the hottest political topics of the day. Kick back and enjoy!
    P.S. Colten Chalker's "Lost Episode" can be accessed via Patreon channel. For access click the "Subscribe" link at the top of the page on https://www.Ramblebytheriver.com (Ramblebytheriver.com).
    Keywords: Whiskey; Spotify; Dark Horse Podcast; Harvey Weinstein; Hannah Chalker (Bolden); quilting; weddings; Topo Chico; Bitcoin; cryptocurrency; ADHD; fertility; in-vitro fertilization; Project Midnight Climax; MK-ultra; LSD; mind-control; C.I.A.; counter-culture; Will Ferrell; Chaos by Tom O’Neil; Charles Manson; social media; Donald Trump; Barrack Obama; George W. Bush; Alex Jones; "false-flag" operations; the Trolley Problem; Gulf of Tonkin; Pearl Harbor; Bay of Pigs; Cuban missile crisis; sinking of the Luisitania; yellow journalism; September 11 attacks; Lance Armstrong; self-pity; self-awareness; human consciousness; free will; ego; objective morality; murder; Dave Chappell; Yannis Papas; Tim Dillon; Andrew Schultz; Mark Norman; BB gun safety.
    Music Credits:
    No Hook, Pandaraps.
    Champagne Toast, NBHD Nick.
    Glimmering Galaxy; Eneide.
    Celestial Dreams, Eneide.
    Planetary Traveler, Eneide.
    "Untitled" Live, Jacob Miller.
    Still Fly, Revel Day.
    Love Love, Heyson.
    National Anthem, National Anthem Worx.
    Shots, Shots, Shots, Lil Jon and LMFAO.

    Ramble by the River Links:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Website: http://ramblebytheriver.com/ (Ramblebytheriver.com)
    Business: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/ (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver (https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod (https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod)
    Podcast host: Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm

    Copyright 2022 Ramble by the River LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Principles of Strength for the Body and Mind with Calvin Baze

    Principles of Strength for the Body and Mind with Calvin Baze

    Calvin Baze is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer currently working at Snap Fitness in Long Beach. He grew up in the tiny town of Ocean Park, Washington. (Calvin and I grew up on the same street, just not at the same time.)
    Within the first 10 minutes of the interview it becomes obvious that Calvin is a deep-thinker who understands how important it is to consider the effects on his actions on other people and his own life. We start with a psychological analysis to detect any psychopathic tendencies, then move into his training ideologies. He lays out many of his guiding principles and we get to peek under the hood at what makes a guy like this tick.
    Later in the podcast we move into more personal territory and discuss our childhood memories and how they affect us in adult life. Calvin talks about his failure to express his childhood pain to anyone because he doesn't want to appear as if he is seeking sympathy. He talks about how he has used the hardships of his past to propel him into a brighter future. We also talk about being part of an often-forgotten marginalized group: poor whites. We talk about experiencing classism and prejudice because of socioeconomic status.
    Other topics include:
    Calvin's mentors and what they have taught him.
    Jeff's sloppy joints (hyper mobility)
    the powers of journaling and self-discovery.
    Books that can change your life.
    The "Canoe Method" for mind-clearing meditation.
    Emotional vs. Physical strength and how to have both.

    Calvin is an amazing young man and I cannot wait to see where he goes in life. I have no doubt that he will accomplish every one of his goals. Settle-in and get comfortable because Calvin Baze is about to teach you the tricks of building strength throughout your life and these are lessons that you don't want to miss.
    Keywords: Self-education; Psychology; Human Anatomy; sociopathy; Snap Fitness; Rob and Katie Cunningham; guilt; moral value; good communication; butt-wink; emotional intelligence; codependency; holistic wellness; kinetic chains; fascia; C.I.A.; The Multiplier Effect; superficial backline; The Bodies Exhibit; journaling; ligaments; hypermobility; hyper-laxicity; humility; body-building; Kinesiology; sleep; discipline; Jordan Peterson; Long Beach; Generation X; Millennials; technology; The Matrix; parallel universes; afterlife; aliens; inter-dimensional aliens; “go fast” video; the tic-tac video; U.S. Department of Defense; war; Youtube; TikTok; screen time; meditation; awareness; mindfulness; bubble diagram; stress; pain; memories; movement; stretching; central nervous system (CNS); yoga; The Power of Habit; societal norms; respect; poverty; Anti-fragile; equilibrium; String Theory; Wolf’s law; hypertrophy; Huberman Lab; Jeff Cavalier; AthleanX; trauma; success.
    Music Credits:
    Sleepy + Hungry, Baegel.
    Luv, Bomul.
    Rich and Thick, Spring Gang.
    Solid Centre, Dusty Decks.
    Still Fly, Revel Day.

    Links:
    Ramble by the River
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Website: http://ramblebytheriver.com/ (Ramblebytheriver.com)
    Business: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/ (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver (https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod (https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod)
    Podcast host: Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm

    Calvin Baze:
    Facebook: calvin.mecom
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/c.baze_/ (@c.baze_)

    Copyright 2022 Ramble by the River LLC.

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Ancient Chinese Wisdom and Risky Behaviors in the Metaverse with Eric Grey

    Ancient Chinese Wisdom and Risky Behaviors in the Metaverse with Eric Grey

    Eric Grey is an acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist with his own wellness company based in Astoria, Oregon. As the owner of Watershed Wellness, Eric has been practicing traditional Chinese herbal medicine for many years and he stopped by the studio to talk about his business, his personal backstory, and his high-tech hobbies. We get into the details of Herbalism and Eric explains how Chinese medicine is different from the Western tradition. In the second half of the show we go deep into the risks and rewards of Web3 (crypto and NFTs) and we discuss the most common mistakes that lead to loosing your investment in the high-stakes world of cryptocurrency and NFTs.
    You'll hear about:
    Holistic wellness in the wake of Covid-19.
    Eric's insane first day in Oregon, which happened to be the same day as Jerry Garcia's death.
    The time Jeff tried making mushroom tea and his wife's mouth went numb.
    How to spot an NFT "rug-pull".
    Why is the NFT world full of a bunch of kids?
    Mark Zuckerberg's lame attempt to conquer the Metaverse.
    Psychedelic therapies, plant medicine, and healing from trauma.

    This is a fun episode and I hope you you enjoy it.
    Ramble by the River Links:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Website: http://ramblebytheriver.com/ (Ramblebytheriver.com)
    Business: ramblebytheriver@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/ (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619/)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver (https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod (https://twitter.com/rambleriverpod)
    Podcast host: Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm

    Keywords: Light therapy; herbalism; herbology; Watershed Wellness; acupuncture; Chinese Herbalism; placebo effect; mind/body medicine; Qi; chi; neurokinetic therapy; DNA; junk DNA; Pacific Northwest; Arizona; Jerry Garcia; Eugene Oregon; Idaho; Astoria, OR; Oregon Reishi; immortality mushroom; porea fungus; culinary arts; Lyme Disease; Chronic Inflammatory bowl disease; inflammation; chronic illness; western medicine; preventative care; philosophy; podcast creation; NFTs; Spotify; streaming; music NFTs; Contrastive; Reality Stone; NFT Genie; Bored Apes Yaht Club; BAYC; Cryptopunks; Portals; Metaverse; The Wanderers NFT; Bitcoin; Ethereum; Solana; crypto mining; liquidity pools; crypto staking; crypto wallet types; crypto security; Coinbase NFT; Cardano; smart contracts; Meta; Mark Zuckerberg; Twitter; Cyber Pharmacy; gaming; Caveworld NFT; Crypto Cavemen; blockchain gaming; The Matrix; psychedelics; psychedelic therapy; LSD; The Stoned Ape Theory; Terrence McKenna; Covid-19 lockdowns; socializing kids; Horizon Worlds; virtual worlds; digital art galleries; Crypto voxels; Google.
    Music:
    Rich and Thick, Spring Gang.
    Still Fly, Revel Day.
    Copyright 2022 RAMBLE BY THE RIVER LLC

    • 2 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Margarett6 ,

The podcast everyone needs to hear

The only podcast I listen to ☺️

Mxsandy12 ,

Positivity and joy!

A wonderful pod that makes me feel great about being alive!

Dana_Monson ,

I finally figured it out!

JEFF! I have been trying to figure out HOW to leave you a review, (I wasn't an Apple user, but I now have an IPad, and you can just chalk it up to the fact that I am a member of your Old Farts Club I guess)! I am probably also one of your biggest fans.

I thorougly enjoyed Season One, (though I was a little bit late to the party), and just listened to Episode 2 Season 2, and as usual, I loved it. I always learn something, and also find that I see myself relating in some way to your guests and also to you. You are just a smidge younger than my only child, my Sunshine, my daughter, Stephanie. This podcast also helps me relate better to her, her husband, and her peers... many of whom grew up in my home, and also raised me to be a better human as well. And, the crypto talks! Thank you so much for opening my eyes to this! I have started my own research and am learning a lot!

I grew up at the Beach. I cherish my memories and the friendships made there. I cherish the lessons I learned there. And, your podcast.... well, It somehow all just brings it all home to me, and always brings a smile to my face. I am even better human because of it. Thank you. I sincerely mean that.

I wish you much success and happiness in all you do in life. You make the world a better place. Please let me know how I can support you better. And, thanks for the awesome T-SHIRT.

To anyone who has read this far, do yourself a favor, and sign up to be part of the Ram Fam! You won't regret it.

~Dana

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