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Tired of interviews with celebrities answering all the same questions that have already been asked a thousand times? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on how our guests force themselves to think outside-the-box; or on that moment that served as inspiration for what they do now. Come and join us as we dive deep into the source that fuels everything.

The Wel‪l‬ Anson Mount & Branan Edgens

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 685 Ratings

Tired of interviews with celebrities answering all the same questions that have already been asked a thousand times? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on how our guests force themselves to think outside-the-box; or on that moment that served as inspiration for what they do now. Come and join us as we dive deep into the source that fuels everything.

    THE DROP – Part 8

    THE DROP – Part 8

    Discussed in this Drop: 







    PEN15 (hulu), THE SOCIAL DELIMA (Netflix), the looming danger of deep fakes, HUMAN NATURE (Netflix), LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM (Netflix), THE DEMON IN THE MACHINE (book), TO HOLD UP THE SKY (book), HARPER’S magazine essay “MAKING MEANING”, BECOMING YOU (Apple TV), WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (Netflix), The spiritual rootedness of LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO (music) versus the spiritual distance of GEORGIAN FUNERAL CHANTS (music), NORMAL PEOPLE (Hulu), THE SECRET MUSEUM OF MANKIND series (music anthology), and the greatest film of all time BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (Netflix)

    • 47 min
    WHATRYADOIN’ – Leon Ingulsrud, Part 2 – “Don’t Just Do Something! Stand There!”

    WHATRYADOIN’ – Leon Ingulsrud, Part 2 – “Don’t Just Do Something! Stand There!”

    Join us for part 2 of our conversation with the Martini Samurai Leon Ingulsrud. Topics include: consciousness, learning to "be" through art, how unmarked time slips away into the future, and the eternal question of "Where’s Waldo?"

    • 43 min
    WHATRYADOIN’ – Leon Ingulsrud, Part 1

    WHATRYADOIN’ – Leon Ingulsrud, Part 1

    Back in March, when Anson & Branan founds themselves sheltering with their wives, friends, 6 chickens and 3 dogs, they decided they were missing a very important thing: a new drink recipe. So they phoned up the Martini Samurai himself Leon Ingulsrud of "Hell on Wheels" to help them out with their predicament.

    • 46 min
    WHATRYADOIN’ – Kadiatou Diallo

    WHATRYADOIN’ – Kadiatou Diallo

    When she found out that her twenty-three year old son Amadou had been shot to death by four plain-clothes NYPD officers (in what they claimed was a case of mistaken identity), Kadiatou immediately boarded a flight for New York City. When she arrived, she suddenly found herself the centerpiece of a political and cultural maelstrom which she had not asked for. Further incensed that the media had dismissed her son as "an unarmed, West African street vendor", Kadiatou decided to write the memoir "My Heart Will Cross This Ocean" and reclaim her son's identity. Join us as Kadiatou shares with us the stories of her son's life, her fight for police accountability, and previously unreported facts surrounding the circumstances of Amadou's death.







    You can order "My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou" by Kadiatou Diallo and Craig Wolff here.







    You can find out more about the Amadou Diallo Foundation by visiting their website here.







    Extra music for this episode was provided by Daniel Birch via a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0 license. You can find the track "Brushed Bells Leaving Home" here.







    The photo accompanying this episode was taken by Mary F. Calvert for The New York Times.

    • 50 min
    THE DROP – Part 7

    THE DROP – Part 7

    Branan & Anson bring you more fun stuff to discover and experience during the lockdown... Can we even call it a "lockdown" anymore? Whatever. You're bored and we know it.







    You can find the trailer for TENET here.







    You can find the trailer for "Mind Game" here.







    You can find the trailer fro "The Vow" here.







    You can find "The Monster of Florence" by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi here.







    You can find the trailer for "My Octopus Teacher" here.







    You can find the trailer for PEN15 here.







    You can find the trailer for "Raised by Wolves' here.







    You can find The Pod Directive here.







    You can find the Bunga Bunga podcast website here.

    • 49 min
    WHATRYADOIN’ – Major David Hughes

    WHATRYADOIN’ – Major David Hughes

    Major David Hughes serves as Chief of Professional Standards at the Newport News Sheriff's Office in Virginia. After nearly falling victim to his own local police culture, and then spending years considering its systemic issues, Major Hughes simply was not willing to keep silent after the killing of George Floyd. He sat down and penned a stunning op-ed for the New York Times entitled, "I'm a Black Police Officer. Here's How to Change the System." After we read it, we knew we had to speak to him.







    You can find Major Hughes' op-ed here.







    Reverend Freakchild's cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" is provided courtesy of KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon via a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives International 4.0 licence. For more information about KBOO you can visit their website here.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
685 Ratings

685 Ratings

Kelsie Eee ,

Tranquil, insightful, joyful, and real

I have really been enjoying this podcast over the last few months. I am late to the game and discovered it after (also late to the game) finally watching Star Trek Discovery. Anson Mount’s portrayal of Captain Pike was beautiful and led me down a rabbit hole to this podcast. Something about this podcast has been just what I needed after the dark hole that has been 2020. The way Branan and Anson discuss life, tell stories and interview guests captivates me. Through this podcasts I’ve realized just how important hearing about others’ experiences and stories is to me and makes me feel part of something beyond our ugly news cycle. So thank you, gentlemen, for helping me feel grounded and connected as I listen to your stories and interviews.

musical1999934 ,

Please interview Sonequa

These interviews are amazing. They feel personal, like friends sitting down to speak over coffee. I love these. The Ethan Peck and Doug Jones captivated me as a Trek fan.

tessanoelle ,

My first podcast, I’m hooked

Thank you guys for putting your energy, intellect and joy into such an excellent podcast. I started from the beginning at your recommendation, and it’s been so good. Nothing like hearing talented people talk about the things they’re passionate about. So many topics I never knew I was interested in! It’s a joy to hear.

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