14 episodes

"StarsStripesStories" is about cultural mediation. An international college student talks about his time in Phoenix, Arizona and how he experiences cultural differences from America to Germany. By talking to people about their different fields of expertise, "StarsStripesStories" captures the American society and its great diversity.

StarsStripesStories Theo Preiswerk

    • Society & Culture

"StarsStripesStories" is about cultural mediation. An international college student talks about his time in Phoenix, Arizona and how he experiences cultural differences from America to Germany. By talking to people about their different fields of expertise, "StarsStripesStories" captures the American society and its great diversity.

    #8 - Periodmovemnt - Anusha Singh

    #8 - Periodmovemnt - Anusha Singh

    Anusha Singh is a women’s right activist from Columbus Ohio and the policy coordinator for @periodmovement. @Periodmovent fights to make Menstruation hygiene products more affordable  and more accessible.   ⁣



    Anusha and me discuss differences in gender and how influential society can be when it comes to gender perception. ⁣

    Is the feminist movement hysterical or necessary?⁣

    What role men need to play within the movement?⁣

    How we can be engaging in the debate ?⁣



    Thanks for tuning in again. Hope you will enjoy this episode 



    Instagram: @starsstripesstories

    Facebook: @Starsstripesstories

    • 53 min
    #7 The Innocent Project - Mike Semanchik

    #7 The Innocent Project - Mike Semanchik

    In today’s episode, I talk to Mike Semanchik  who is an attorney for the Innocent Project. ⁣

    The Innocent Project is a non profit organization that is bailing out victims who have been falsely accused and in prison for many years. ⁣

    In this Episode, Mike and I discuss the criminal justice system in America, and whether or not the death penalty is morally reasonable.  He also explains the work of the Innocent Project by telling the story of one of his former clients!⁣⁣

    Thanks again for tuning in! Make sure to share this episode with friends and family and to give the podcast a rating

    • 1 hr 19 min
    StarStripesStories -BEST OF- season 2 - Michael Birkenhagen.

    StarStripesStories -BEST OF- season 2 - Michael Birkenhagen.

    Guess who is back ?!?

    It's the wonderful Michael Birkenhagen. Michael and Theo started "SSS" a year ago from scratch out of their small one bed room apartment in Phoenix AZ. Since day one, a lot has changed. Michael graduated college and is back in Germany while Theo continued running "SSS". In this Episode, Michael functions as the host and asks Theo about the experience he made while working on season 2. They talk about the biggest struggles of podcasting, how Theo reaches out to his guests, and they give a review of the best moments from season 2. 

    Thanks for tuning in once again. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast, leave a rating, and follow "SSS" on Social media under @starsstripesstories!

    Feedback is always high appreciate, also feel free to reach out if you have question about the podcast or if you want to get involved somehow. 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #5 - Fighting Poverty

    #5 - Fighting Poverty

    There are around 14,500 youth in the foster care system in Phoenix, as of 2019. About 800 of these kids are estimated to "age out" this year. This means that once they turn 18, they lose the support of the state, without a family and without the skills to make it on their own. "Aging out" removes basic needs that were once provided for them and will often lead to homelessness. "AscendPHX" provides affordable housing for young who aged out of of foster care. the Non profit organization encourages, support and educate the youth with connections and resources In this Episode, I talk to Isaiah Gomes. He is the co-founder and executive director of AscendPHX. Together we discuss the struggles of running a non profit, how he is able to make changes within lives of many young adults, and much more. 

    Thanks for listening to this episode. Please feel free to share it with friends, peers, and your family, if you would like. 

    Also make sure to follow me on alllmy social media channels to get more information on my guests, behind the senses updates, and much more.

    Social Media: StarsStripesStories. 

    • 54 min
    #4 - Life at Harvard, how far is Artificial intelligence from taking over ? - Lars Lorch.

    #4 - Life at Harvard, how far is Artificial intelligence from taking over ? - Lars Lorch.

    Have you ever wondered how many jobs are under attack because of artificial intelligence, self driving cars, or machines replacing human tasks? Lars Lorch is a Harvard graduated who studied applied math with an emphasize on  AI and computer programming. Besides his studies, he was part of the Harvard men's rowing team. In this Talk we discuss the prestigious reputation of Harvard, what makes the school so exclusive and we chat about the dangers and benefits of Artificial Intelligence.

    Thanks for tuning in, I hope you enjoy this Episode!

    Find me on Social Media under @Sraesstripesstories. 

    • 59 min
    #3 - Getting Rid of the Most Common Fitness Myths - Ben Burgess

    #3 - Getting Rid of the Most Common Fitness Myths - Ben Burgess

    Ben Burgess is a physical therapists who runs his own clinic in Stuttgart, Germany. During his childhood, he was constant moving between the United Sates and Germany, experiencing the both cultures . Today, he coaches one of the finest formula 1 drivers, multiple professional tennis players, and figure skater to help them improve their performance. Ben raises awareness of the dangers of steroids and doping, especially for younger athletes, and we chat about what it takes to be a professional athlete. In today's talk, Ben and I are going to get rid of the most common myths in fitness. Thanks again for tuning in, enjoy!

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    @Starsstripestories

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

Linda Miritello ,

Real men paddle swan boats

I would have paid good money to see you on that swan boat!
Genius idea to have the artist describe some of his photos that we could not see. It peaked my curiosity enough to actually check out his Instagram page, which I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. Nice job, Theo!

KFab17 ,

Fascinating exploration of American culture & politics

These guys clearly do their research before they interview their guests and have done a great job so far of finding interesting guests.

jadenreneeandrus ,

Amazing

Always love listening to this podcast! Very educational and important to hear !

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